COVID-19: Border Crossing Information and Restrictions by Country

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The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has now been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and countries all around the world have begun implementing measures to help contain the spread of the virus.

Depending on the country, the preventative measures against COVID-19 include travel restrictions, border closures, and the suspension of flights from highly affected areas.

Many countries have closed seaports and prohibited cruise ships from docking for varying periods of time. Many land borders between countries have closed to passenger traffic, although may remain open solely for the transportation of goods.

Additionally, a number of nations around the world have implemented a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers who are permitted to cross their borders.

Below you can find a list of all the countries who have implemented preventative measures against the coronavirus and discover the up-to-date restrictions for your intended destination.

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NOTE: The information provided in this page is based on our knowledge at the time of publication and is reviewed and updated on a weekly basis.

Before planning a trip, we recommend that you conduct your own investigations instead of relying solely on the information listed below.

North and South America Travel Restrictions

  • Anguilla (last update 21/07/2020) – All air and sea ports in Anguilla have been closed since March 20th, except for the delivery of goods. All passengers arriving in Anguilla who have traveled outside of the Caribbean within the prior 14 days, will be quarantined for 14 days, either in self-quarantine or in a government-run facility.
  • Antigua and Barbuda (last update 21/07/2020) – Borders reopened on June 1. Flights now operate to the international airport as part of the government’s phased plan to return to normality. Travelers arriving in Antigua and Barbuda must present a medical certificate showing that they tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19) within the week before coming to the island country. Arrivals must sign a health declaration and are subject to further medical screening. Passengers and airline crew transiting through Antigua and Barbuda who stay overnight must self-isolate while doing so.
  • Argentina (last update 21/07/2020) – Borders are closed to all non-Argentine nationals and residents and all international flights have been temporarily canceled. Only repatriation, cargo, and medical flights are currently operating. Travelers are not permitted to enter Argentina except for Argentine nationals and permanent residents of Argentina returning to the country. These permitted travelers must undergo quarantine for 14 days.
  • Aruba (last update 21/07/2020) – All travelers who have recently been in the following countries are banned from entering Aruba: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Other travelers must take a PCR test within 72 hours of departing for Aruba and present a medical certificate proving that they tested negative. Failure to present this will mean the traveler must be tested on arrival and quarantined for 1 day at their own expense. The test result should be uploaded along with a Health Assessment Form before traveling. All travelers are subject to medical screening upon arrival. All individuals must have health insurance, with the exception of residents of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, diplomats, Dutch military personnel, and individuals leaving Aruba on the same day that they arrive.
  • Bahamas (last update 21/07/2020) – The Bahamas reopened their borders to visitors on July 1. Travelers must have a negative RT-PCR test result from the 10 days prior to departing for the Bahamas and upload it as part of an application for a “Bahamas Health Visa before boarding a flight to the island country. Passengers below the age of 10 are exempt from the RT-PCR test. Nationals and residents of Caribbean Community countries may enter the Bahamas without a negative RT-PCR test result, but will be quarantined for 14 days. On July 19 a new series of measures were announced. Flights from the US have been suspended once again from July 22. Commercial flights from Canada, the UK, and the EU will continue as long as passengers have tested negative for COVID-19. The Island of Grand Bahama has entered a 14-day lockdown starting July 23.
  • Barbados (last update 22/07/2020) – Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown (BGI) has reopened and international flights have resumed. Travelers who do not have a medical certificate proving that they tested negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours before flying to Barbados will be subject to medical screening and quarantine upon arrival. All passengers must complete an Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) Form 24 hours prior to arriving in the island country. Travelers arriving from high-risk countries will be tested on arrival and must wait at the airport until they receive their results. The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to test any person arriving in Barbados.
  • Belize (last update 22/07/2020) – All ports of entry have been closed in Belize. All travelers, including Belizean nationals, are currently barred from entering the country. Medical emergencies may be granted an exception. The national state of emergency will last until at least August 14, 2020.
  • Bermuda (last update 22/07/2020) – Borders have reopened. Travelers must complete an online Travel Authorization form before going to Bermuda. All individuals over the age of 10 must present a medical certificate to show that they tested negative for COVID-19 within 5 days before traveling. Only Bermudan residents may travel to the island territory without the certificate; in this case, they will be subject to testing and quarantine upon arrival.
  • Bolivia (last update 22/07/2020) – Foreign nationals are currently banned from entering Bolivia, except for permanent residents of the country. Passengers who are part of a diplomatic mission or a humanitarian effort may also enter. All international flights are currently suspended. Strict border measures, including medical screenings, have also been implemented. Airline crew must be able to prove they have recently tested negative for coronavirus.
  • Bonaire, St Eustatius, and Saba (last update 22/07/2020) – Borders are currently closed to the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands. Bonaire airport will remain closed until at least August 1. Only returning residents of the islands, essential workers, and medical students are currently allowed to enter and are subject to quarantine regulations. Saba has tentatively given October 1 as the date it will reopen to visitors from Canada and Europe and November 1 to visitors from the US. These dates may change.
  • Brazil (last update 22/07/2020) – Foreign nationals are currently prohibited from entering Brazil, with the exception of residents and immediate family members of Brazilian nationals, and individuals authorized to enter by the Brazilian government. Arrivals must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result. International flights are limited to the following airports: Brasilia DF (BSB), Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU), and Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP).
  • Canada (last update 21/07/2020) – Canada is currently closed to the majority of travelers. Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and immediate family members of either of these may enter the country. Travelers arriving from the US and nationals of France residing in Saint Pierre and Miquelon may enter Canada as long as the purpose of travel is not simply tourism. Other exceptions include diplomats, Indians under the Indian Act, students, and a number of other special cases. Passengers must arrive at one of the following designated airports: Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) or Vancouver (YVR) and must self-quarantine for 14 days. The purpose of traveling must be essential. Visits for tourism, recreation, entertainment, or for religious reasons are not permitted. Any traveler (including the exceptions listed above) who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to board a plane to Canada. Find out the travel requirements that you must meet to visit the country by checking the visa policy of Canada.
  • Cayman Islands (last update 22/07/2020) – Some airports on the islands, including Owen Roberts International Airport, and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport, have been closed since March. All flights to Grand Cayman are currently canceled (with the exception of emergency, Medevac, and repatriation flights). All cruise ships and private yachts are barred from entering. The Cayman Islands are currently under quarantine measures and advanced screening protocols. All travel to the Sister Islands is prohibited, with the exception of residents and essential personnel. The Cayman Islands plan to reopen their borders on September 1. Entry requirements will include a negative COVID-19 test result. Arrivals will have to undergo 5 days of quarantine upon arrival, and wear a device to continuously monitor their health for the duration of their stay.
  • Chile (last update 22/07/2020) – All borders have been closed to non-resident travelers since March 18th until at least July 31. Only Chilean citizens and residents, foreign diplomats and humanitarian workers, and passengers with a safe-conduct may enter the country. All travelers must complete an “Affidavit for Travellers to prevent Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19)” prior to departure. Arrivals are obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days.
  • Colombia (last update 22/07/2020) – International flights are currently suspended until at least August 31. Only Colombian nationals, residents of the country, and foreign diplomatic passport holders may enter at present. All travelers must complete a “Control Preventivo Contra el Coronavirus” before arriving in Colombia and must complete a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
  • Costa Rica (last update 22/07/2020) – Costa Rica’s borders are closed to travelers until at least August 1. This does not apply to Costa Rican nationals, residents of Costa Rica, and holders of Special Category and Non-resident Subcategory Stay visas. An “Epidemiological Form” must be completed before departing for Costa Rica. Upon arrival, permitted travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Curacao (last update 22/07/2020) – Curacao has reopened its borders to travelers from the following countries and territories only: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Eustatius, Saba, Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent and Grenadines, and the British Virgin Islands. All other foreign travelers are currently barred from entering. Passengers must complete a digital immigration card and a Passenger Locator Card (PLC) online before departure and print a copy to keep on their person. It is expected that Curacao will soon allow travelers from other locations to enter, including the EU, Canada, China, Cuba, and Guyana.
  • Dominica (last update 22/07/2020) – Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Dominica. Flights have been suspended except for repatriation. Airline crew may not disembark the aircraft. Nationals of Dominica may return to the country but are obliged to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
  • Dominican Republic (last update 22/07/2020) – Flights have resumed to the Dominican Republic and travelers may now enter is they complete a health declaration form and submit to medical screening.
  • Ecuador (last update 22/07/2020) – Border restrictions have been lifted and international flights have restarted. Passengers and air crew must undergo the PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to their arrival in the country and present a health certificate to prove this. Any traveler who arrives without a certificate will be quarantined for 14 days.
  • El Salvador (last update 22/07/2020) – All international commercial flights to the country were suspended on March 16th and are unlikely to resume until at least August 6. All foreign nationals, excluding accredited diplomats and legal residents, have been banned from entering El Salvador. Those who are allowed to enter are subject to quarantine up to 14 days. Repatriation flights, humanitarian aid flights, and certain other exceptions may land in El Salvador with special clearance.
  • Falkland Islands (last update 23/07/2020) – The islands are currently on lockdown and most flights are suspended. Only returning residents may travel to the Falkland Islands and are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
  • French Guiana (last update 22/07/2020) – International flights have been temporarily canceled. In order to visit French Guiana, travelers must obtain an International Travel Certificate from a French consular office. Authorized individuals must undergo medical screening and 14-day quarantine after arriving in French Guiana.
  • Greenland (last update 22/07/2020) – Greenland began Phase One of reopening its borders on June 15. 600 passengers may travel to the Danish territory per week. Seats on flights are allocated on a first come first served basis. Passengers must present a negative COVID-test result no more than 5 days old at check-in. They must also complete a personal locator form. All travelers will be quarantined for 5 days upon arrival, after which they will be tested again for coronavirus. If the results are negative, the individual will have their quarantine requirement lifted. Greenland’s health measures should be adhered to while visiting.
  • Grenada (last update 22/07/2020) – Airports in Grenada have reopened and flights have resumed from certain locations. Passengers arriving from the following countries may enter: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname or Trinidad and Tobago. From August 1, travelers from the following countries will also be allowed into Grenada as long as they provide a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival as well as travel insurance: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. All arrivals must submit a Health Declaration Form, install Grenada’s Contact Tracing App, and undergo medical screening if required.
  • Guadeloupe (last update 23/07/2020) – Individuals who have recently been in the following countries are banned from entering: Brazil, India, Israel, Russia, Turkmenistan, and the United States, unless they are a resident of the French West Indies. All travelers to Guadeloupe must complete an International Travel Certificate when boarding their flight. They must also present a health certificate showing that they tested negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours before flying to Guadeloupe and undergo a medical check and 7 days of quarantine upon arrival.
  • Guatemala (last update 23/07/2020) – Airports are closed until at least August 15. Only humanitarian, military, and ambulance flights are currently in operation. All non-resident arrivals and cruise ships have also been banned. Nationals and residents of Guatemala, as well as foreign diplomats, are permitted to enter the country, but must undergo quarantine for 7 days.
  • Guyana (last update 23/07/2020) – All airports are currently closed to international passenger flights until at least July 31. Nationals and residents of Guyana may still return to the country. Certain other exceptions may be made for medical emergencies, authorized professional trips, and special authorized flights. All passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • Haiti (last update 23/07/2020) – Flights have resumed and travel restrictions have been lifted. Travelers are now permitted to enter Haiti, but may be subject to medical screening. A Health Declaration Form must be completed.
  • Honduras (last update 23/07/2020) – All Honduran borders and airports have been closed except for purposes of transporting cargo and humanitarian aid. Only passengers authorized by the Secretariat of tourism or Secretariat for foreign relations and international cooperation of Honduras within 24 hours before departure may enter the country.
  • Jamaica (last update 23/07/2020) – International travelers may now enter the country with a Travel Authorization, which can be obtained online. Arrivals are subject to medical screening and quarantine procedures.
  • Martinique (last update 23/07/2020) – Travelers who have recently spent time in or are flying from the following countries are banned from entering: Brazil, India, Israel, Russia, Turkmenistan, and the United States. Resident of the French West Indies are exempt from this ban. All travelers to Martinique must present a health certificate showing that they tested negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours before flying and complete an International Travel Certificate when boarding their flight. Screening measures have been put in place for all travelers arriving in Martinique, who must undergo 7 days of quarantine.
  • Mexico (last update 23/07/2020) – Travelers must present a completed “Cuestionario de Identificación de Factores de Riesgo en Viajeros” to a border control officer when entering Mexico. Non-essential travel between Mexico and the US is prohibited.
  • Montserrat (last update 23/07/2020) – Currently, only travelers from Montserrat, permanent residents, and family members (spouses, children, and dependents) of the above may enter the territory. Upon arrival, they are subject to medical screening and must self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
  • Nicaragua (last update 23/07/2020) – Travelers entering Nicaragua must have a certificate proving they have recently tested negative for coronavirus. It is necessary to enter via land borders, since airlines are not currently flying to the country. Airports are closed and only authorized humanitarian flights may land in Nicaragua. Passengers are obliged to undergo quarantine for 10 days.
  • Panama (last update 23/07/2020) – Only citizens of Panama and foreign residents have been able to enter the country since March 16th. Flights to the country and domestic passenger flights are currently suspended, apart from humanitarian purposes. These restrictions will be in place until at least August 22.
  • Paraguay (last update 23/07/2020) – Borders are closed until further notice. All flights to Paraguay have been suspended, apart from health services and flights repatriating citizens. Access to the Friendship Bridge with Brazil has also been restricted to authorized cargo traffic only.
  • Peru (last update 23/07/2020) – All commercial international flights to Peru have been canceled and Peruvian borders have been closed since March 16th. International travelers are not permitted to enter Peru until at least July 31. Peruvian nationals and residents may return to the country. They must complete a “Declaración Jurada de Salud” upon arrival and self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Puerto Rico (last update 23/07/2020) – Puerto Rico officially reopened its borders to all international travelers on July 15. Arrivals must complete a Puerto Rico Department of Health Travel Declaration form and present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before traveling. Those who do not present negative test results will be tested on arrival and must remain in quarantine for 14 days. Puerto Rico currently advises people to only travel if necessary.
  • Saint Barthelemy (last update 23/07/2020) – All arrivals must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result from the 72 hours prior to flying to St Barts. Residents of Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Martin, Sint-Marteen, Guadeloupe, and Martinique are exempt from this providing they have not left the “green zone” of the Antilles in the past 14 days. Individuals who arrive without a test result will be tested in St Barts and quarantined until the results are known. All arrivals will undergo temperature screening and must complete an arrival registration form.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis (last update 23/07/2020) – Airports are currently closed. Repatriation flights must be authorized and all information must be sent a minimum of 5 days before the arrival date requested.
  • Saint Lucia (last update 23/07/2020) – Airports have reopened and travelers are now permitted to enter. All individuals entering St Lucia must have a negative COVID-19 test issued with the week prior to traveling to the island country. Those arriving from the following locations in the Caribbean are exempt from this requirement: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl. or Virgin Isl. (British). If travelers from other destinations arrive in St. Lucia without a negative test result, they will be tested and quarantined at their own expense.
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (last update 23/07/2020) – The ferry service between Fortune, Newfoundland and Saint Pierre and Miquelon has been suspended because of concerns about the coronavirus. Air and ferry services between the 2 islands have been reduced. A completed International Travel Certificate must be submitted in order to enter, as with other regions of France.
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (last update 23/07/2020) – From July 1, international travelers will be allowed to enter, regardless of country of origin. All arrivals, except those arriving from CARICOM countries, will be tested and must self-quarantine for 24 hours while waiting for the results. Those who test negative may proceed with their trip as planned; those who test positive for coronavirus must continue to quarantine themselves for 14 days. All passengers and airline crew must wear masks and gloves and practice social distancing when disembarking the aircraft and at the airport.
  • Sint Maarten (last update 23/07/2020) – Travelers from EU and Schengen countries, the UK, Canada, and other Caribbean islands are now permitted to enter St Maarten, as are airline crew. All individuals must have negative test results from a PCR test taken at most 72 hours before traveling and must complete an entry form. Masks must be worn for disembarking and at all times while in public in Sint Maarten.
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (last update 23/07/2020) – Tourist facilities in Grytviken have been closed. However, visitors with a permit may still visit the British Overseas Territory. Regular flights to the islands are set to resume after July 31.
  • Suriname (last update 23/07/2020) – All land and sea borders have been closed since March 14th. Airports are also currently closed and flights suspended until at least August 14 (with the exception of repatriation and medical flights).
  • Trinidad and Tobago (last update 23/07/2020) – Since March 17th, the borders of Trinidad and Tobago have been closed to foreign nationals, unless given special permission by the Minister with responsibility for national security. Airports are closed until at least September 30. Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are able to enter the country, but are subject to quarantine measures. Any traveler permitted entry will be quarantined for 14 days at a government facility or designated hotel.
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (last update 23/07/2020) – From July 22, borders and airports are open and international travelers may enter with a travel authorization completed 72 hours before flying to Turks and Caicos. Arrivals must have a negative coronavirus test result.
  • United States (last update 21/07/2020) – All foreign nationals who have traveled to the following countries within the past 14 days are banned from entering the US: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the UK. Foreign students arriving from the European Schengen Area, Ireland, or the UK are now exempt from the ban if they hold a valid F-1 or M-1 visa for the US. Other exceptions include permanent residents of the US, immediate family members of US citizens or residents, members of the US Armed Forces and their family members, and certain other special cases. These exceptions, as well as US nationals, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD) and self-isolate after arriving in the US if arriving from one of the Schengen countries, Ireland, the UK, Brazil, China, or Iran. The US-Canada border has also been closed to all non-essential traffic since March 18th. Check the requirements for travelers of different nationalities to enter the country according to the US visa policy.
  • Uruguay (last update 23/07/2020) – Travel to the country is prohibited until at least August 15. All flights to Uruguay have been banned from March 20th, with the exception of repatriation and humanitarian purposes. These exceptions only operate to Montevideo (MVD) and Punta del Este (PDP) International Airports. Returning Uruguayan nationals and residents must quarantine for 2 weeks after arrival. From July 23, all passengers and airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before the flight.
  • Venezuela (last update 23/07/2020) – All flights to Venezuela have been suspended apart from humanitarian missions. This will be the case until at least August 12. The country has also announced a nationwide quarantine.

Europe Travel Restrictions

  • Albania (last update 14/07/2020) – Travel restrictions were lifted on July 1 and international flights resumed. There are currently no restrictions on entry.
  • Andorra (last update 14/07/2020) – Ski resorts are currently closed and leisure, cultural, and sports activities have been canceled until further notice. Andorra can only be entered from France or Spain. See below travel restrictions for these countries.
  • Austria (last update 14/07/2020) – Citizens of Schengen Area countries, Ireland, and the United Kingdom may travel to Austria, as may their immediate family members. However, travel is still restricted for nationals of countries outside Europe. Business travelers are exempt from restrictions. Flights remain suspended to and from the following countries: Belarus, China, Iran, Italy (Lombardy region), Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
  • Belarus (last update 14/07/2020) – All arriving passengers must complete an awareness questionnaire and self-quarantine for 14 days. Travelers transiting through the country are exempt from this. Individuals arriving from the following countries are also exempt from quarantine requirements: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the USA, the UAE, the UK, or Vietnam.
  • Belgium (last update 14/07/2020) – At present, only citizens, residents, and long-term visa holders from other EU and Schengen countries and British passport holders (including “British Overseas Territories Citizen” issued by Gibraltar and British Passports with a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode issued by the United Kingdom) may enter Belgium at present. Foreign diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel are also permitted to enter the country. Arrivals must complete a “Health Declaration Form” and undergo medical screening and quarantine.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (last update 14/07/2020) – Foreign nationals are currently barred from entering the country, unless they are official residents or hold a special passport (e.g. a diplomatic passport). Exceptions are Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian nationals. Passengers returning to their home country may transit through Bosnia and Herzegovina with a permit issued by the government. Certain other exceptions include invited business travelers, individuals coming to attend a funeral, and certain foreign politicians.
  • Bulgaria (last update 14/07/2020) – Entry to Bulgaria is currently restricted. Travelers arriving from EU and Schengen Area countries, associated microstates, or the UK are exempt from the ban. Nationals and residents of Turkey, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and EU member states may transit through Bulgaria while returning to their country of residence. Arrivals may be quarantined for 14 days.
  • Croatia (last update 14/07/2020) – Travel to Croatia is currently banned except for Croatian nationals, residents, and family members of the above. Nationals of other EU and Schengen countries and the UK are exempt from travel restrictions. Exceptions to the travel ban include healthcare professionals, cross-border workers, diplomats, business visitors with an invitation letter, and persons with an urgent personal reason for travel. Citizens of other European countries may be allowed to enter Croatia if they can prove their reason for traveling (e.g. provide accommodation booking confirmation if visiting for tourism).
  • Cyprus (Republic) (last update 14/07/2020) – Travelers arriving from the following countries may enter Cyprus: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See). Travelers coming from the following countries must have been tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of traveling to Cyprus and present a health certificate to prove it: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, France, Georgia, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Uruguay, or Vatican City (Holy See). Nationals and foreign residents of Cyprus and their families may return to the island from anywhere in the world, but will be subject to COVID-19 testing and quarantine if not arriving from one of the approved countries listed above. All passengers must obtain a Cyprus Flight Pass before boarding a plane and complete a “Passenger Locator Form” to present upon arrival.
  • Czech Republic (last update 14/07/2020) – Travel restrictions have been lifted for nationals and residents of EU countries, EFTA countries, Australia, Canada, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Serbia, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand, and the UK. Czech nationals and foreign residents (regardless of nationality) are also exempt from entry restrictions.
  • Denmark (last update 14/07/2020) – Denmark has begun lowering its travel restrictions. Travelers arriving from other EU or Schengen states, associated microstates, the UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and Thailand may now enter the country. Nationals and foreign residents of Denmark and their immediate family members may also enter the country. Passengers traveling on business or as students are also exempt from travel restrictions. Individuals returning to their home country directly via Denmark are permitted to do so. Travelers who do not fall into these categories may not enter the country.
  • Estonia (last update 14/07/2020) – Estonia has reopened its borders to travelers from the EU, EFTA, and UK, as well as residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, or Uruguay. Travelers from these countries must not show symptoms of COVID-19. Estonian nationals, foreign residents of Estonia, and their families may return home, but if they arrive from countries not listed above, they must self-quarantine for 14 days. Other foreign nationals returning home via Estonia may enter to do so, as long as they are symptom-free for COVID-19.
  • Faroe Islands (last update 14/07/2020) – See restrictions for Denmark.
  • Finland (last update 14/07/2020) – Finland now permits travelers from the following countries to enter: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Vatican City (Holy See). More countries may be added to this list after August 11. Other travelers who are allowed to enter Finland include Finnish nationals and their family members, foreign residents of Finland, and certain special cases, such as health workers, researchers, and diplomats. Nationals and residents of EU and Schengen countries and of the UK are permitted to enter Finland as part of the journey home or in order to work or study in the country. Travelers must self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Finland. Students from EU/Schengen member states or the following countries are also permitted to travel to Finland: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay.
  • France (last update 14/07/2020) – At present, passengers arriving from EU or Schengen countries or the associated microstates (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City) as well as British nationals may enter France, as may their spouses and children. Travelers arriving from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, or Uruguay are also exempt from French travel restrictions. French nationals returning from countries not listed above must quarantine themselves for 14 days from arrival. The same is true for students and any other exceptional cases that are granted permission to enter France from a non-approved country. In these cases, the traveler must present an International Travel Certificate issued by a French consular office prior to boarding and upon arrival in France. This certificate is also needed to transit through the country. All arriving travelers must sign a declaration stating that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Germany (last update 14/07/2020) – Germany has lifted travel restrictions for individuals arriving from countries in the EU and/or Schengen Area and the UK. German nationals, permanent residents and holders of the German D-Visa continue to be allowed to return to Germany, as do their family members. Certain other exceptions exist for commuters from neighboring countries who work in Germany, US military personnel stationed in the country, and other professionals or students whose travel is deemed necessary. Entry is prohibited for the majority of non-EU/Schengen visitors until at least August 31.
  • Gibraltar (last update 14/07/2020) – Gibraltar has lifted its entry restrictions and flights are once again operating to Gibraltar Airport. Visitors will have to comply with safety measures such as wearing face masks.
  • Greece (last update 14/07/2020) – Greece has opened its borders to travelers arriving from other countries in the EU and/or Schengen Area or from the UK. Nationals and residents of the following countries have also been granted permission to visit Greece: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. All passengers must complete a “Passenger Locator Form (PLF)” 24 hours before check-in. Flights from Sweden, Turkey, and the UK are currently suspended. Official residents or long-term visa holders of EU/Schengen countries or the UK may enter Greece from non-approved countries, but must self-isolate for 14 days. North Macedonian nationals may return home via Thessaloniki (SKG) and continue by road as long as the journey is arranged beforehand by the relevant authorities.
  • Guernsey (last update 14/07/2020) – The Bailiwick of Guernsey is currently closed to visitors, with the exception of those from the Isle of Man as part of an “air bridge” agreement. Flights are operated by Guernsey States-owned airline Aurigny. All travelers must self-isolate for 14 days after arrival in Guernsey, although this may be reduced to 7 days. Cruise ships are currently not allowed to dock on the island.
  • Hungary (last update 14/07/2020) – Nationals of the other EU and Schengen member countries may now travel to Hungary free from restrictions. Business visitors from Japan and South Korea are also permitted to enter the country. Any visitor with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police may enter Hungary, but must undergo quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Travelers with a Hungarian residence permit that covers more than 90 days may enter the country but must undergo both a medical screening and a 14-day quarantine unless they can present 2 separate health certificates proving that they tested negative for COVID-19 within 5 days of traveling.
  • Iceland (last update 15/07/2020) – Nationals of countries outside the EU, Schengen Area and the UK are not permitted to enter Iceland, unless they are a family member of a national of one of these countries or are a permanent resident of one. Other exceptions include military personnel, diplomats, healthcare workers, and humanitarian aid workers. All travelers transiting through Iceland to another Schengen state must be able to show written permission to enter the destination country. All travelers entering Iceland must undergo COVID-19 testing and self-isolate for 2 weeks, with the exception of arrivals from the Faroe Islands or Greenland. Travelers arriving from travellers from Germany, Norway, Denmark, and Finland are expected to be added to this list from July 16.
  • Ireland (Republic) (last update 15/07/2020) – Arrivals must self-quarantine for 14 days and complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form unless arriving from Northern Ireland or traveling with a diplomatic passport.
  • Isle of Man (last update 15/07/2020) – Self-quarantine for 14 days. Non-residents, with the exception of residents of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, are currently barred from visiting, unless granted permission on compassionate grounds, for example to attend a funeral on the island. Flights to and from Guernsey have resumed, operated by Guernsey airline Aurigny. The Isle of Man has published a 5-stage plan for reopening its borders to travel.
  • Italy (last update 15/07/2020) – Travelers from EU and EFTA countries, the UK, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City may now enter Italy without restrictions. Additionally, passengers arriving from countries on the EU’s safe list (Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay) may also travel to Italy. Business travelers from other countries and individuals transiting through Italy on their way home are also permitted. When arriving in the regions of Calabria, Puglia, Sardinia, or Sicily, a “Health Declaration Form” must be completed. All travelers entering Italy from outside the EU/Schengen Area or the UK are subject to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Passengers who have been in the following countries (including in transit) within the previous 14 days will not be allowed to enter Italy under any circumstances: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Kuwait, Moldova, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, or Peru. Italian residence permits that expired between January 31 and July 31, 2020 will be considered valid until August 31.
  • Jersey (last update 15/07/2020) – Jersey reopened its borders on July 3. All arrivals must complete a pre-departure registration form and either self-quarantine for 2 weeks or take a PCR test.
  • Latvia (last update 15/07/2020) – All foreign citizens were previously banned from entering Latvia with the exception of those who have residency rights in the country. Latvia then reopened its borders to as nationals and residents of Estonia and Lithuania as part of an agreement to restart travel between the 3 Baltic states. Travelers arriving from other EU and Schengen countries are also now allowed to enter. However, travelers entering Latvia from any country with a COVID-19 rate of over 16 individuals per 100,000 must undergo quarantine for 14 days.
  • Liechtenstein (last update 15/07/2020) – The majority of travelers are still barred from entering Liechtenstein. However, passengers arriving from fellow Schengen member countries, as well as EU/Schengen and British nationals and immediate family members may now enter the microstate. Any traveler who has been in the following countries within the 14 days prior to arriving in Liechtenstein will be quarantined for 10 days: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States.
  • Lithuania (last update 15/07/2020) – Some travel restrictions have been lifted. At present, nationals and residents of EU and EFTA countries and the UK may enter the country if arriving from one of these locations. Those arriving from Belgium or Ireland must undergo quarantine for 14 days. Nationals and residents of Lithuania may return to the country, but must undergo quarantine if arriving from Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, or the UK. Residents of the following EU-approved countries are now also able to enter Lithuania: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. International flights only operate to the following airports: Vilnius (VNO), Kaunas (KUN), Palanga (PLQ) or Siauliai (SQQ).
  • Luxembourg (last update 15/07/2020) – Foreign nationals arriving from an EU or EFTA member state, the UK, or one of the countries on the EU’s safe list may now travel to Luxembourg. Foreign nationals with long-term residence status or right of residence in Luxembourg or a neighboring country continue to be able to enter. Further exceptions are made for healthcare professionals, merchant seamen, military personnel, and cross-border workers.
  • Malta (last update 15/07/2020) – Malta still has a travel ban in place for many countries, but has reopened its borders to travelers from the other EU and Schengen countries. Additionally, passengers from the following countries have been authorized to enter Malta: Andorra, Australia, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, or Vatican City (Holy See). Arrivals must complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form. Maltese citizens and residents as well as airline crew arriving in Malta on repatriation flights from non-approved countries, must self-isolate for 2 weeks. Travel restrictions may be lifted for other countries after August 13.
  • Moldova (last update 15/07/2020) – Passengers may not enter Moldova except for Moldovan nationals and their family members and foreign residents of the country. Travelers who enter Moldova must self-isolate for 14 days. The travel ban will continue until at least July 31.
  • Monaco (last update 15/07/2020) – Monaco can only be accessed via France (the nearest airport is Nice). Therefore, the same entry restrictions apply. Currently, only travelers from EU and EFTA member states, the UK, and countries on the EU’s approved list may enter.
  • Montenegro (last update 15/07/2020) – Travel is still restricted to certain foreign nationals; however, citizens of nearly 100 countries are now permitted to go to Montenegro. Travelers who have been in the following countries at any time in the 15 days prior to arriving in Montenegro are not permitted to enter unless they have a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours of their arrival. Nationals and residents of Montenegro are permitted to enter the country, but may have to undergo quarantine if they have recently been in a non-approved country.
  • Netherlands (last update 15/07/2020) – Passengers arriving from EU and Schengen member states and the UK are now permitted to enter the Netherlands. Additionally, residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay may now visit. Foreign travelers from outside these countries are currently banned from entering the Netherlands, apart from official residents and long-stay visa holders of the EU, Schengen Area, or UK. Family members of nationals of these states are also exempted from the ban. Passengers arriving in the Netherlands must complete a health declaration before boarding a flight to the Netherlands. Arrivals from non-approved countries who are exempt from the travel ban must self-quarantine upon arrival.
  • North Macedonia (last update 15/07/2020) – All entry restrictions were lifted on July 1.
  • Norway (last update 16/07/2020) – Nationals and residents of the EU, Schengen Area, and UK and their immediate family members are now allowed to travel to Norway. The majority of other foreign nationals are temporarily prohibited from entering Norway. This ban will remain in place until at least August 20. Foreign residents of Norway are permitted to enter. Other exceptions include diplomats, holders of D-Visas, holders of visas issued after March 15, and certain compelling reasons to travel, such as a responsibility to care for a resident of Norway. Arrivals coming from a country outside the EU/Schengen Area/UK must self-isolate for 10 days. Travelers arriving from certain European countries may also need to undergo quarantine (currently this applies to Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, and Sweden.
  • Poland (last update 16/07/2020) – Poland has reopened travel to the following countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and Ukraine. All other flights are suspended until at least July 28. Exceptions include charter flights bringing Polish nationals back from abroad. Polish citizens and their spouses and children, as well as those with a residence permit for Poland, are able to enter the country from locations not listed above, but are subject to a compulsory 14-day quarantine.
  • Portugal (last update 16/07/2020) – Flights have resumed between Portugal and other EU/Schengen countries and the UK. Travelers arriving from these countries may now enter Portugal. Passengers arriving from some of the countries on the EU’s safe list may also enter (Algeria, Canada, China, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, and Tunisia). Students may enter Portugal from the following countries: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, and the USA. Anyone arriving from these countries must have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours before their flight to Portugal and present a health certificate to prove it. All individuals traveling to Madeira must complete an online health form 12-24 hours before their flight and either have a negative COVID-19 test certificate or undergo quarantine upon arrival. Arrivals in the Azores will undergo medical screening and quarantine unless they have a certificate.
  • Romania (last update 16/07/2020) – The majority of foreign nationals are currently prohibited from entering Romania. EU, Schengen Area, and British passport holders, long-term foreign residents of Romania, family members of Romanian nationals and residents, and humanitarian or military personnel are exempted from the travel ban. Flights between Romania and the following countries and regions are suspended: French Overseas Territories, Iran, Turkey, and the United States. Restrictions will remain in place until at least July 17.
  • Russian Federation (last update 16/07/2020) – Foreign nationals are banned from entering Russia, with the exception of diplomats, representatives of international organizations, and permanent residents of Russia. Foreign nationals traveling in connection with the death of a family member may also be granted entry. International travelers arriving in St Petersburg are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days if they have been in China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea, or Spain in the 2 weeks prior to traveling. Passengers arriving in Moscow who have been in any EU/Schengen country, China, Iran, South Korea, the UK, or the USA in the past 14 days must report to a special hotline and self-isolate for 2 weeks. You can also check the visa Policy of Russia to find out the requirements you need to meet in order to travel to the country.
  • San Marino (last update 16/07/2020) – There are currently no travel restrictions for San Marino itself. However, it is impossible to reach San Marino without first passing through Italy, which has its own travel restrictions for international travelers. In practice, only travelers from the EU, Schengen Area, the UK, and countries on the EU’s safe list (Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay) can enter at present. For more information, see the travel restrictions for Italy.
  • Serbia (last update 16/07/2020) – There are currently no travel restrictions to Serbia, as of May 22, 2020. Commercial flights have recommenced operations.
  • Slovakia (last update 16/07/2020) – Travelers arriving from the following countries may now enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, or Switzerland. Those who arrive from Bulgaria or Montenegro must undergo COVID-19 screening and self-quarantine.
  • Slovenia (last update 16/07/2020) – Slovenia has lifted its restrictions on entry to foreign nationals. However, travelers arriving in the country may be subject to a 14-day quarantine period.
  • Spain (last update 16/07/2020) – Spain has reopened its borders to travelers arriving from all EU and Schengen member states and the UK. Family members of EU and British nationals may also travel to Spain in order to join them. Travel from other countries will not be permitted until at least July 31, with the exception of Spanish citizens, residents, their immediate family members, and those who have a special permit to enter the country. Certain other exceptions may be made for healthcare workers, cargo transport, and force majeure. All arrivals from outside the EU/Schengen Area/UK must self-isolate for 14 days. Residency permits and D visas that were due to expire after December 14, 2019 were extended until 6 months after the state of emergency has ended (June 21, 2020) and are valid for reentering the country until then.
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen (last update 16/07/2020) – Travel to Svalbard is only permitted if the individual has completed a 14-day quarantine in another part of Norway.
  • Sweden (last update 16/07/2020) – Travel is now permitted from other countries within the EU, EFTA, and from the UK. Nationals and residents of these countries, their family members, and holders of national visas with a validity of over 3 months for these countries may also enter Sweden. Passengers traveling as students are also exempt from travel restrictions. Residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay may now travel to Sweden. Travelers from other countries will not be permitted to enter Sweden until at least August 31, 2020. Healthcare personnel and other travelers with compelling reasons to enter the country may be permitted to do so.
  • Switzerland (last update 16/07/2020) – Switzerland is now permitting entry without restrictions to passengers arriving from other Schengen countries, British nationals, and family members of either of these. Nationals and residents of Switzerland and Liechtenstein may return to the country from outside the Schengen Area and the UK. Passengers with a D visa or a Schengen C visa (obtained after March 16) issued by Switzerland are also exempt from travel restrictions. Any traveler will be quarantined for 10 days if they have been in the following countries in the 2 weeks prior to arriving in Switzerland: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Turks and Caicos Islands, or the United States.
  • Turkey (last update 16/07/2020) – Turkey has lifted its travel restrictions for all countries. Passengers and airline crew may have to undergo medical screening upon arrival. Consult Turkey’s visa policy to see the entry requirements for each nationality.
  • Ukraine (last update 16/07/2020) – Flights to Ukraine have recommenced operations. Travelers entering the country are required to have medical insurance and are subject to quarantine protocols.
  • United Kingdom (last update 16/07/2020) – Travelers entering the UK must self-isolate for 14 days. Individuals who do not comply will face a hefty fine. Arrivals from the 14 British Overseas Territories and the following 50 countries are currently exempt from the quarantine requirement in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Réunion, San Marino, Seychelles, South Korea, Spain, St Barthélemy, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Vatican City, and Vietnam. Travelers entering Scotland from Spain must still comply with the 14-day quarantine. Find out the travel requirements that you must meet to visit the country by checking the visa policy of United Kingdom.
  • Vatican City (last update 16/07/2020) – The world’s smallest country technically still has its borders open, but it is maintaining the same lockdown measures as Italy. In practice, this means that only travelers from the EU, Schengen Area, the UK, and countries on the EU’s safe list (Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay) may visit at present.

Oceania Travel Restrictions

  • American Samoa (last update 24/07/2020) – Entry permits issued by American Samoa are suspended. The Office of the Attorney General must approve entry to travelers by issuing them with OK to Boards. All non-US passport holders must stay in Hawaii for at least 14 days before entering American Samoa. Travelers permitted to enter American Samoa will be screened by the territory’s Department of Health (DOH) and may have to undergo quarantine as a result. Flights from Tonga are suspended.
  • Australia (last update 23/07/2020) – On March 19th, Australia closed its borders to all visitors, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members. Those who are permitted to enter the country must request permission to enter the country at least 4 weeks in advance and are required to isolate themselves for 14 days at the location where they arrive in Australia. Passengers must complete an Incoming Passenger Card (IPC) and an Isolation Declaration Card before arrival.  Flights to Melbourne (MEL) are currently suspended. Find out the travel requirements that you must meet to visit the country by checking the visa policy of Australia.
  • Fiji (last update 24/07/2020) – No foreign nationals are currently permitted to enter Fiji, including airline crew. Fijian citizens returning home are required to undergo quarantine for 14 days. The country’s national airline, Fiji Airways, has suspended 95% of its flights. The country has relaxed its curfew and lockdown measures and has proposed opening a travel bubble with Australia, New Zealand, and potentially other Pacific Island countries to restart tourism in a controlled way. If approved, travelers from these countries would require a medical certificate to enter Fiji.
  • French Polynesia (last update 24/07/2020) – Passengers arriving from the EU, EFTA, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, and the UK may now enter French Polynesia, as can individuals who reside in the territory. All travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result obtained at most 72 hours before flying. It is also necessary to complete a health registration form (ETIS) prior to departure. This will generate a QR code, which should be printed and presented at border control. All travelers must have insurance.
  • Guam (last update 24/07/2020) – All travelers arriving in Guam will be quarantined for 14 days. Testing will be conducted on arrival. Passengers who test negative will be allowed to self-isolate, while those who test positive will be quarantined at a government facility. After 7 days, those who tested negative may choose to take a further PCR test and if this is also negative, they may be released from quarantine early, providing they agree to comply with symptom monitoring and tracking for the full 14 days.
  • Kiribati (last update 24/07/2020) – Travelers must have spent 14 days in a country without any COVID-19 cases prior to arriving in Kiribati. Bonriki International Airport (TRW) on Tarawa is currently closed. Passengers must also obtain a health clearance before traveling. Airport security has been increased and nonessential businesses in the country are currently closed.
  • Marshall Islands (last update 24/07/2020) – All travelers are currently prohibited from entering the Marshall Islands. Residents are advised against traveling abroad as there is no guarantee of repatriation at present. Certain groups of military personnel have been exempted from the travel ban.
  • Micronesia (last update 24/07/2020) – Travelers must have spent 14 days in a country without any COVID-19 cases prior to arrival in order to enter the state of Chuuk. All travelers are prohibited from entering the state of Pohnpei except residents and medical and technical personnel. Individuals arriving in Pohnpei must have a medical certificate and will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine. Yap and Chuuk states require arrivals to spend 14 days in a government quarantine facility.
  • Nauru (last update 24/07/2020) – Travelers who have stayed in or transited through China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Macao, or South Korea in the 21 days prior to arrival are banned from entering Nauru. Passengers and airline crew must complete a Health Declaration Card and undergo a medical examination upon arrival in Nauru. Arrivals will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days in a facility dubbed a “Government Transition Accommodation”. Entry is also restricted to individuals who have had any direct or indirect contact with cruise ships, such as the Diamond Princess (docked in Japan), that have experienced outbreaks of COVID-19. All arrivals in Nauru must complete a health declaration and undergo medical screening.
  • New Caledonia (last update 24/07/2020) – Non-residents of New Caledonia are not permitted to visit the French special collectivity at present unless they are the spouse or child of a resident. Residents of Wallis and Fortuna are also exempt from the travel ban. Travelers must obtain an International Travel Certificate before boarding a flight to New Caledonia and submit it upon arrival. Passengers arriving from France must also have a health certificate showing that they tested negative for coronavirus within 72 hours before traveling. It is necessary to self-quarantine for 2 weeks after arrival. Most international flights have been suspended and cruise ships banned from docking. Domestic travel is permitted, including between islands within New Caledonia.
  • New Zealand (last update 24/07/2020) – All borders have been closed to anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident (or a family member of either) of New Zealand, including the dependent territories of Niue, Tokelau, and the Cook Islands, since March 19th. Those who are permitted to enter the country are required to undergo quarantine for 14 days at a government-managed facility, with the exception of people from the Pacific Islands. Transit through Auckland International Airport is now permitted, providing the traveler has the correct authorization, such as a transit visa or NZeTA, if applicable. Those in transit must remain airside and depart within 24 hours. Check the requirements for travelers of different nationalities to enter the country according to the New Zealand visa policy.
  • Niue (last update 24/07/2020) – Flights from New Zealand to Niue are limited to repatriating residents of the island and bringing essential services (with a letter of approval from the government). All arrivals are immediately quarantined for 14 days at a government facility.
  • Norfolk Island (last update 24/07/2020) – The Australian External Territory will remain in a state of emergency until December 31, 2020. International travel is prohibited; however, travel from mainland Australia is now permitted from most areas. Travelers from Victoria are currently banned. Any passenger who has been in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) or New South Wales (NSW) in the past 14 days must undergo quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. Travelers from other parts of Australia will be permitted to enter Norfolk Island if they apply for an Entry Pass beforehand and avoid visiting any COVID-19 hotspots in the 2 weeks before traveling.
  • Northern Mariana Islands (last update 24/07/2020) – Travel to the Northern Mariana Islands is now permitted. Passengers must complete an online declaration form at least 3 days before they plan to arrive and are required to test negative for COVID-19 3-6 days before traveling. A medical certificate proving this must be presented upon arrival. Travelers are subject to further medical screening upon arrival and will be quarantined for 5 days if they arrive without proof of a negative PCR test.
  • Palau (last update 24/07/2020) – All commercial flights to the island nation are suspended. Mail and cargo flights continue to operate, with health screening on all individuals entering the country. Any travelers who have been in China, Hong Kong or Macao in the 14 days prior to arrival are banned from entering Palau.
  • Papua New Guinea (last update 24/07/2020) – All international passenger flights have been temporarily canceled. Domestic flights are limited to authorized persons. In order to enter Papua New Guinea, passengers and airline crew must have the approval of the country’s State of Emergency controller. Arrivals will be quarantined for 14 days at a designated hotel in Port Moresby (the only city in which flights are permitted to land). Travelers must have a medical certificate proving that they tested negative for coronavirus in a PCR test in the 7 days before going to Papua New Guinea.
  • Pitcairn Islands (last update 05/06/2020) – All passenger services to the Pitcairn Islands have been temporarily canceled.
  • Samoa (last update 24/07/2020) – International air travel to and from Samoa has been suspended and cruise ships and yachts may not dock in the island country. All travelers (including Samoan nationals and residents) must have a medical examination performed by a registered medical practitioner within 3 days prior to arrival in Samoa. The report from the doctor stating that the traveler is free of COVID-19 must be presented at check-in in order to be given a boarding pass. A further medical screening will be performed at all ports of entry to Samoa. Individuals traveling to Samoa from 33 countries, including the EU, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA must spend a minimum of 14 days in a country with no cases of COVID-19 before they can travel to the Pacific island nation.
  • Solomon Islands (last update 24/07/2020) – Foreign nationals who are not residents of the Solomon Islands are temporarily prohibited from entering the country, unless they have written authorization. The national air carrier Solomon Airlines has said that most flights will be suspended until at least August 1. However, a small number of charter flights have resumed operation, with strict rules for passengers. All arrivals must undergo quarantine and at least one PCR test. Depending on the traveler’s country of origin, the length of quarantine may be 14 or 21 days and the number of compulsory test also varies. The Solomon Islands’ state of emergency will continue until July 25 at the earliest. Nationals and residents of the Solomon Islands and authorized visitors who have recently been in any countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 face a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon their return. Passengers and airline crew must submit their international travel history during the 14 days prior to arriving in the Solomon Islands. Passengers must also complete a Traveler’s Public Health Declaration Card.
  • Tokelau (last update 24/07/2020) – Only residents of Tokelau may return to the island and must first undergo a medical examination before they can do so. Medical clearance must be granted within 3 days of travel to the island.
  • Tonga (last update 24/07/2020) – International travelers (except Tongan nationals, residents, and immediate family members of either) who have been to countries affected by COVID-19 must spend at least 14 days in self-isolation in a country without any COVID-19 cases before arriving in Tonga. Such travelers must then undergo medical clearance in the 3 days prior to traveling to Tonga. They must also sign a health declaration. Cruise ships and yachts are currently banned from docking in the country. Tongatapu is the port of entry for border screening for flights and vessels entering the country. Symptomatic passengers will be quarantined in a military facility in Tongatapu.
  • Tuvalu (last update 24/07/2020) – Entry is prohibited to individuals who have been in China within 30 days of arrival in Tuvalu. Anyone who has been in a country deemed to be of “high-risk” with regards to COVID-19 must self-isolate in a low-risk country for a minimum of 14 days before traveling to Tuvalu and must undergo a medical examination and be cleared to travel within the 3 days prior to arriving in the island country. Additional screening is performed at Funafuti airport and seaport and may be conducted at Nausori (Fiji) Airport and Tarawa (Kiribati) Airport en route to Tuvalu.
  • Vanuatu (last update 24/07/2020) – Vanuatu is currently on lockdown and all ports of entry are closed. Incoming commercial international flights are suspended and cruise ships barred from docking, but humanitarian and repatriation flights may still operate. Domestic flights are also in service. Nationals returning from abroad will be quarantined for 14 days.
  • Wallis and Futuna (last update 24/07/2020) – Passenger flights and ships are banned from all destinations except limited travel between Wallis and Fortuna and New Caledonia. Incoming travelers are screened using thermal scanners. International travel has only been authorized for supplies and repatriating residents. Cruise ships have been turned away.

Asia Travel Restrictions

  • Afghanistan (last update 27/07/2020) – Flights to and from Afghanistan have restarted. There are currently no travel restrictions.
  • Armenia (last update 27/07/2020) – International travelers are currently banned from entering Armenia. Exceptions include Armenian nationals and residents returning home, immediate family members of Armenian nationals, foreign diplomats, and airline crew. Arrivals must undergo quarantine for 2 weeks.
  • Azerbaijan (last update 27/07/2020) – Foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Azerbaijan until at least August 1 apart from residents and those with a work permit. eVisas and visas on arrival have been suspended. All incoming passengers must present a medical certificate upon arrival proving that they tested negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours before traveling or be quarantined for 2 weeks.
  • Bahrain (last update 27/07/2020) – Entry to the country is currently permitted to Bahraini citizens and residents, nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, and foreign visitors who obtain a Bahrain eVisa in advance. Visas on arrival for Bahrain have been suspended. All arrivals must undergo medical screening at their own expense and quarantine for 10 days. The border crossing with Saudi Arabia on the King Fahd Causeway is temporarily closed.
  • Bangladesh (last update 27/07/2020) – Visitors entering the country with a visa must have a medical certificate issued within the previous 72 hours to prove they are free of COVID-19 symptoms. Diplomatic passport holders, travelers with a Laissez-Passer, and their family members are exempt from this requirement. Visas on arrival for Bangladesh are no longer being granted for any foreign national except for business travelers with an onward or return ticket and a confirmation letter issued by the Bangladesh Board of Investment (BOI). Flights from the following countries are suspended until further notice: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Thailand.
  • Bhutan (last update 27/07/2020) – The Bhutan visa on arrival service has been suspended. All foreign tourists are currently barred from entering the country. All passengers who are arriving from or have transited through a country affected by COVID-19 may not enter the country, even if they have a visa or work permit. Some flights have been suspended.
  • Brunei (last update 27/07/2020) – Foreign nationals (except official residents of Brunei) are temporarily banned from entering the country, including for transit. Visa exemptions and visas on arrival are currently suspended. Visas already issued are temporarily invalid. Special consideration may be given by the Brunei Immigration Department, in exceptional cases, conditional on a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Cambodia (last update 27/07/2020) – Visa exemptions, eVisas, and visas on arrival for Cambodia are currently suspended. In order to enter the country, foreign travelers must have a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of traveling certifying that they are coronavirus-free, as well as health insurance covering at least USD50,000. Only passengers with a diplomatic visa (Visa A) or an official visa (Visa B) are exempt from these requirements. All travelers who have recently visited France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain, or the USA are temporarily banned from entering Cambodia (unless they are official residents of Cambodia). All arrivals must undergo medical screening and quarantine.
  • China (last update 27/07/2020) – All visas issued before March 28 are suspended. Foreign nationals who have obtained a visa since this date may be allowed to enter the People’s Republic of China. Foreigners traveling to the country for urgent economic, scientific, or humanitarian needs may apply for a visa at a Chinese embassy. Individuals who have recently been in the following countries are required to declare the status of their health for 14 days using the Wechat mimi program “FANG YI JIAN KANG MA GUO JI BAN”: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Travelers who arrive at the following airports are subject to medical testing and quarantine: Beijing (PEK), Guangzhou (CAN), Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Shenzhen (SZX), and Xiamen (XMN). Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and present it at border control.
  • Christmas Island (last update 27/07/2020) – The Australian Indian Ocean Territories continue to be in a State of Emergency. Travel to Christmas Island is only possible from Western Australia and Christmas Island. Travelers must spend 14 days in Western Australia symptom-free prior to going to Christmas Island in order to avoid quarantine requirements. Travel from all other locations is banned except for residents and essential staff, who must self-isolate for 2 weeks upon return.
  • Cocos Islands (last update 27/07/2020) – The Cocos (Keeling) Islands now share a travel zone with Western Australia and Christmas Island. In order to travel freely without having to quarantine, it is necessary to first spend at least 14 days in Western Australia without showing COVID-19 symptoms. Only residents and essential staff may travel to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands from other parts of Australia. They must self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.
  • Georgia (last update 27/07/2020) – Commercial passenger flights are suspended until at least July 31. However, repatriation, humanitarian, and medevac flights still operate. All incoming travelers must quarantine for 14 days.
  • Hong Kong (last update 27/07/2020) – Travelers may not enter Hong Kong unless they hold either a Hong Kong SAR passport or British National (Overseas) passport with right of abode in Hong Kong, or are a resident of Hong Kong or Macau. Spouses and children of Hong Kong residents are also permitted to enter. Another exception is made for foreign nationals who have only been in the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau) and/or Taiwan in the last 14 days. New arrivals must undergo medical screening and self-isolate for 14 days. Travelers who have been in the following countries within the past 14 days must have a medical certificate proving they tested negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours before coming to Hong Kong: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and South Africa. They must also provide the original report from the test, a letter in Chinese or English to prove that the lab that conducted the test is government-approved, and booking confirmation of the accommodation in which they plan to stay in Hong Kong for a minimum of 14 days. You can also check the visa Policy of Hong Kong to find out the requirements you need to meet in order to travel to the country.
  • India (last update 27/07/2020) – Travel to India is prohibited apart from nationals and residents of India, holders of an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet, minors and students whose parents hold an OCI, parents of minors who hold an OCI, and travelers on diplomatic or official visits. Passengers returning to their home countries may transit through India. Anyone arriving in India must complete a self-declaration form, undergo health screening, install “Arogya Setu” on their mobile device, and quarantine for 2 weeks. All visas (including e-Visas) that were issued prior to June 30 2020 have been made invalid, with the exception of business visas, employment visas, and diplomatic and official visas. Consult India’s visa policy to see the entry requirements for each nationality.
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (last update 27/07/2020) – Uninhabited and lacking infrastructure, these islands are not a tourist destination and usually require a permit to visit.
  • Indonesia (last update 27/07/2020) – Foreign visitors are temporarily banned, except those with a Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP), diplomats, holders of a service visa, and humanitarian workers. Travelers with a visa issued after 31 March 2020 are also exempt from the ban. These exceptions must have a health certificate in English certifying that they are free of respiratory disease and containing the result of the PCR test issued a maximum of 7 days before traveling to Indonesia. Anyone who arrives without the medical certificate will be quarantined for 14 days.
  • Iran (last update 27/07/2020) – The visa on arrival service is temporarily unavailable to tourists visiting the country, who must instead apply for a visa in advance. All travelers arriving in the country must complete a self-declaration form, submit to medical screening, including testing for coronavirus, and undergo quarantine.
  • Iraq (last update 27/07/2020) – All flights to Iraq have been suspended with the exception of repatriation, Red Cross, humanitarian, emergency, and military flights.
  • Israel (last update 27/07/2020) – All foreign nationals are temporarily barred from entering Israel, including for transit, apart from official residents and those with specific entry approval from the Israeli government. New arrivals will be put into quarantine for 14 days. Incoming travelers must complete a Health Declaration Form and present it to a border control officer.
  • Japan (last update 27/07/2020) – Travelers from 111 countries and regions (including Australia, Canada, China, India, Iran, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia, the UAE, the UK, the US, and all of Europe) are currently prohibited from entering Japan. All visas are currently suspended, as are most visa exemptions. Travelers who have been on the cruise ship “Westerdam” are barred from entering the country. Spouses and children of Japanese nationals may enter the country with proof of their relationship to a citizen of Japan. Individuals with a Special Permanent Residence Permit for Japan may also enter the country, but they must first obtain a Re-entry Permit from a regional immigration officer. Find out the travel requirements that you must meet to visit the country by checking the visa policy of Japan.
  • Jordan (last update 27/07/2020) – All land and sea borders have been closed. Commercial flights in and out of Jordan have been suspended until at least August 4 2020. Flights repatriating citizens, humanitarian flights and medevac flights still operate. Overland travel from Iraq, Israel, and the West Bank is banned.
  • Kazakhstan (last update 27/07/2020) – The majority of travelers are banned from entering Kazakhstan. Entry is permitted to only Kazakhstani nationals and their spouses and children, individuals born in Kazakhstan (as stated on their birth certificate), business travelers to Tengiz field, and travelers arriving from the following countries: China (People’s Rep.), Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, or Turkey. Individuals arriving from Turkey must have a health certificate proving that they tested negative for coronavirus in the 5 days before arriving in Kazakhstan. They must then take another test once in the country within 48 hours of arrival. International flights are temporarily suspended, with the exception of flights from the countries listed above, repatriation and evacuation flights, and services operated by Kazakhstani airlines.
  • North Korea (last update 27/07/2020) – Tourists are banned from entering the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Business visitors must be quarantined for 2 weeks after arriving in the country.
  • South Korea (last update 27/07/2020) – Visa exemptions have been suspended (except for airline crew and APEC Business Travel Card holders) and short-term visas granted prior to April 6 are no longer valid. Visitors who have been in China’s Hubei Province in the last 14 days are barred from entering South Korea. Additionally, visas issued by the Korean Consulate in Wuhan are now invalid. Travelers may only come to South Korea from the following locations if they have a health certificate with a negative PCR result issued within 48 hours before departure: Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Philippines, and Uzbekistan. All arrivals must self-quarantine for 2 weeks and download the “Self-diagnosis Mobile App”. Additionally, each passenger must present a completed Health Declaration Form and a Special Quarantine Declaration Form when they arrive. Check the requirements for travelers of different nationalities to enter the country according to the South Korea visa policy.
  • Kuwait (last update 27/07/2020) – Passengers are not allowed to enter the country except for nationals of Kuwait, their immediate families, and domestic workers, providing they obtain an OK TO TRAVEL authorization from a Kuwait embassy. They must also install “Shlonik” on a mobile device before embarking on their journey to the country. Holders of diplomatic or UN passports and members of UNESCO may enter with prior approval
  • Kyrgyzstan (last update 27/07/2020) – On March 17, Kyrgyzstan announced that it would close its borders to all foreign nationals. All flights to the country have been suspended. Citizens of Kyrgyzstan and foreigners who are spouses, parents, or children of Kyrgyzstani nationals may still enter the country.
  • Laos (last update 27/07/2020) – All flights to Laos are canceled until at least July 31 2020, with the exception of emergency, humanitarian, repatriation, and military flights sanctioned by the Laos government. Travelers must have a certificate from a doctor proving they had a negative coronavirus test result issued within 72 hours before arriving in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. A health declaration form must also be completed and submitted upon arrival. Travelers may have to undergo medical screening and quarantine for 14 days once they reach Laos.
  • Lebanon (last update 27/07/2020) – International passenger flights are operating once again. All passengers over 12 years of age must have a medical certificate proving that the travel tested negative for COVID-19 in a PCR test within 96 hours prior to arrival in Lebanon. Anyone who arrives without a certificate will be screened upon arrival. Passengers must also complete a Health Declaration Form online before departing for Lebanon. Travelers transiting through Beirut (BEY) en route to Syria must also have a medical certificate as well as approval to enter from the Syrian authorities.
  • Macau (last update 27/07/2020) – Only residents of China (including Macao and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) and Taiwan can currently enter Macao, providing they have not been in another country within the past 14 days. Travelers who live in or have been in Hubei in the last 14 days are barred from entering Macao without a health certificate to prove they are coronavirus-free. All travelers must have tested negative for COVID-19 with a nucleic acid test within the previous 7 days before going to Macao. Visitors from certain provinces of mainland China will have to undergo a 6-8 hour medical exam upon arrival in Macao, while those that have spent time in Hong Kong or Taiwan within the past 2 weeks must complete a 14-day quarantine in a designated location.
  • Malaysia (last update 27/07/2020) – Borders are closed to foreign travelers until at least August 31 2020. Only Malaysian nationals, residents, spouses and children of Malaysian nationals (with a sticker visa in their passport to prove this), and foreign diplomats and embassy employees may enter the country at present. Upon arrival in Malaysia, travelers must undergo government-monitored quarantine at their own expense for 14 days. All arrivals will be medically screened and are obliged to install the “MySejahtera app” on their mobile device for monitoring purposes. Passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) card must have been tested for COVID-19 prior to traveling.
  • Maldives (last update 27/07/2020) – International travelers coming to the Maldives as tourists may now enter the island country. The visa on arrival service has resumed operations. Travelers must complete a “self-declarative health declaration” 24 hours before they are due to arrive in the Maldives. Both passengers and airline crew may have to undergo medical screening upon arrival.
  • Mongolia (last update 27/07/2020) – Foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Mongolia until at least July 31 2020. Official residents who are direct family members of Mongolian nationals are exempt from the ban. Individuals who are permitted to enter Mongolia will be quarantined for 21 days at designated facilities upon arrival in the country, after which they are required to self-isolate at home for a further 14 days.
  • Myanmar (last update 27/07/2020) – Visas are no longer being granted. All commercial flights to Myanmar have been suspended until at least July 31 2020. Medical evacuation flights, relief flights, and other specially authorized flights still operate. Land borders have been closed. Citizens of Myanmar returning to the country must undergo quarantine for 2 weeks at a government facility. All passengers entering the country must have a negative COVID-19 lab test.
  • Nepal (last update 28/07/2020) – International passenger flights to Nepal are currently all canceled until August 16 2020 at the earliest, with the exception of repatriation, emergency, and medical evacuation flights. All travelers must self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. International arrivals with a visa must have a negative PCR test result issued within 7 days of traveling to Nepal and present the health certificate to the immigration office at Kathmandu (KTM). Passengers must complete a “Passengers Locator Card” and submit it at the health desk upon arrival.
  • Oman (last update 28/07/2020) – Tourist visas have been suspended from all countries. All foreign nationals, including ex-pats with residency, will now be refused entry. Cruise ships are prohibited from docking at Omani ports. All flights are suspended, with the exception of repatriation and humanitarian flights.
  • Pakistan (last update 28/07/2020) – International passenger flights to Gwadar (GWD) and Turbat (TUK) are currently suspended. Diplomatic flights, other special flights, and services operated by Pakistan’s national carriers with authorization to repatriate stranded citizens may still operate. Passengers must complete an International Passenger Health Declaration Form before landing and are subject to health screening, including a 14-day quarantine, upon arrival.
  • Palestine (last update 28/07/2020) – Officially, there are no entry restrictions, but the Palestinian territories are now quarantining international travelers upon arrival.
  • Philippines (last update 28/07/2020) – International travelers to the Philippines are barred from entering, apart from Filipino nationals and their spouses and children. Arrivals must undergo testing for coronavirus and will be quarantined. Those flying to Davao (DVO) are required to hold a medical certificate with a negative coronavirus test result issued within 72 hours of departure.
  • Qatar (last update 28/07/2020) – Foreign travelers are currently prohibited from entering Qatar. Only nationals and official residents (with a Permanent Residence Card) can enter the country. It is necessary to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Qatar, with a hotel reservation in advance.
  • Russia – See Europe
  • Saudi Arabia (last update 28/07/2020) – All international flights are currently canceled, with the exception of repatriation and humanitarian flights with prior approval from GACA. All new arrivals in the country must self-quarantine for 14 days. Foreign nationals are currently barred from entering the kingdom. You can also check the visa Policy of Saudi Arabia to find out the requirements you need to meet in order to travel to the country.
  • Singapore (last update 28/07/2020) – All short-term visitors are banned from entering or transiting through Singapore, except for official residents and pass-holders of the country, who will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Exceptions may be made for travelers with an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) or the Ministry of Health (MOH). Residents of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) may enter with a visa, a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result, and a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-China Fast Lane, but must stay in one of the following cities for 7 days beforehand without showing any signs of symptoms: Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, or Zhejiang. Before arrival, all travelers, including Singaporean citizens, must submit a health declaration via the SG Arrival Card service. Consult Singapore’s visa policy to see the entry requirements for each nationality.
  • Sri Lanka (last update 28/07/2020) – All inbound passenger flights (except for transiting flights) and ships are currently suspended and airports are closed. Only humanitarian flights to Colombo (CMB) are permitted to land. Anyone arriving in Sri Lanka must undergo medical screening and quarantine. Visas and ETAs have been suspended. Travelers who have recently been in Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom are currently banned from entering the country. All visas and ETAs previously issued have been made invalid. Sri Lanka has also introduced a curfew from 6pm every day. Find out the travel requirements that you must meet to visit the country by checking the visa policy of Sri Lanka.
  • Syria (last update 28/07/2020) – Flights are canceled until at least August 10, with the exception of repatriation, humanitarian, medical evacuation, and military flights.
  • Taiwan (last update 28/07/2020) – There is currently an entry ban. The only exceptions are travelers holding either a Taiwan travel document or Alien Resident Certificate, diplomats and officials, business travelers who can prove their purpose of visit, and individuals granted a special entry permit. Transit is only possible through Taoyuan (TPE) and the connecting flight must be operated by the same airline and must depart Taiwan within 8 hours. Most non-citizens and non-residents will need a medical certificate with a negative PCR test result from within 3 days before traveling to Chinese Taipei. New arrivals must complete a Quarantine System for Entry Form and self-quarantine for 14 days. Arrivals from the Philippines will be screened when they land in Taiwan. Check the requirements for travelers of different nationalities to enter the country according to the Taiwan visa policy.
  • Tajikistan (last update 28/07/2020) – Flights are suspended until at least July 31 2020, with the exception of flights repatriating citizens or for humanitarian or medevac purposes. All travelers will be quarantined for 2 weeks. Airline crew will be quarantined until their next flight.
  • Thailand (last update 28/07/2020) – Most travel to Thailand is still banned. Only Thai nationals and their immediate families, residents of the country, and students may enter. All passengers must prove they are free of the virus by presenting a health certificate showing that they tested negative at most 72 hours before traveling to Thailand. All travelers must also have insurance, a Certificate of Entry (obtained from a Royal Thai Embassy), and a Fit to Fly health certificate. Arrivals must undergo COVID-19 screening and quarantine.
  • Timor-Leste (last update 28/07/2020) – Entry is currently prohibited. Exceptions include nationals and residents of Timor-Leste, individuals who were born in the country, and legal guardians of Timorese children (if they do not already fall into the above categories). All travelers entering the country must undergo quarantine for 14 days.
  • Turkey – See Europe
  • Turkmenistan (last update 28/07/2020) – All flights are suspended until September 1 2020 at the earliest, with exceptions for repatriating nationals and residents of Turkmenistan. Arrivals must have a medical certificate proving they are not infected with COVID-19. This must be issued within 72 hours prior to departure by the competent authority of the country of origin. Arrivals will be retested and must self-isolate for 2 weeks.
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) (last update 28/07/2020) – Only Emirati nationals and their families may enter most of the country at present. Nationals of the following GCC countries with a United Arab Emirates Identity Card may enter the UAE if flying into Dubai (DXB): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. International tourists may now travel to Dubai. To do so, they must have health insurance, a medical certificate with a negative PCR test result issued within 96 hours before arrival in the UAE, and the COVID-19 DXB Smart App installed on their mobile device. Any foreign tourist who arrives without the medical certificate will be tested on arrival and quarantined for 14 days if the result is positive. All passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have prior ICA approval and a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of traveling. Upon arrival, they must undergo screening and quarantine. You can also check the visa Policy of United Arab Emirates to find out the requirements you need to meet in order to travel to the country.
  • Uzbekistan (last update 28/07/2020) – All foreigners are currently banned from entering Uzbekistan. Recent arrivals must self-quarantine for 14 days. Flights to the country are suspended.
  • Vietnam (last update 28/07/2020) – Visas for Vietnam are no longer being issued and a number of visa exemptions have been suspended until further notice. Foreign nationals are currently not permitted to visit, with certain exceptions, such as diplomats, experts, skilled workers, and travelers granted permission to enter by the National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control. These individuals will have to fill out a quarantine form and undergo medical screening upon entry to Vietnam. All travelers who enter the country must be quarantined for 2 weeks. All inbound international passenger flights have been canceled.
  • Yemen (last update 28/07/2020) – The internationally-recognized government of Yemen announced that all flights in and out of airports under its control (e.g. Aden, Sayoun, and Mukalla) would be canceled for a minimum of 2 weeks from March 18. Exceptions will be made for humanitarian purposes.

Africa Travel Restrictions

  • Algeria (last update 15/07/2020) – All flights to Algeria are currently suspended. Sea travel between Algeria and Europe has also been temporarily suspended.
  • Angola (last update 15/07/2020) – Flights to Angola remain suspended with the exception of humanitarian flights. All arriving passengers and airline crew must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the country. 
  • Benin (last update 15/07/2020) – All passengers arriving in Benin must undergo medical screening at their own expense. 
  • Botswana (last update 15/07/2020) – All airports in Botswana are currently closed. 
  • Burkina Faso (last update 15/07/2020) –  Nationals of all countries are currently prohibited from entry, with the exception of nationals and residents of Burkina Faso and those arriving on humanitarian, medevac, and repatriation flights. All arriving passengers must undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine.
  • Burundi (last update 15/07/2020) – Flights are currently suspended.
  • Cameroon (last update 15/07/2020) – Flights to Cameroon are currently suspended with the exception of aircraft in a state of emergency and humanitarian flights. All arriving airline crew are subject to mandatory quarantine.  
  • Cape Verde (last update 15/07/2020) – All sea borders have been closed and all flights have been temporarily canceled, with the exception of repatriating citizens and humanitarian aid.
  • Central African Republic (last update 15/07/2020) – All flights to Bangui Airport have been suspended with the exception of emergency, humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights, technical landings, or flights with a special authorization. All travelers coming from a country affected by COVID-19 must self-isolate for 21 days once they arrive in the Central African Republic. 
  • Chad (last update 15/07/2020) – All airports in Chad remain closed.
  • Comoros (last update 15/07/2020) – All international passenger flights have been suspended. Maritime traffic from affected countries is not permitted to dock at ports in the Comoros. Any arriving passengers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (last update 15/07/2020) – All passenger flights have been suspended until further notice apart from approved repatriation flights. Both passengers and airline crew must undergo medical screening and provide a Health Sanitary Card.
  • Republic of the Congo (last update 15/07/2020) – All airports are currently closed and the Republic of the Congo has shut its borders.
  • Djibouti (last update 15/07/2020) – All international flights to Djibouti are suspended until July 20th, 2020.
  • Egypt (last update 15/07/2020) – Flights to Egypt have now resumed. With the exception of Egyptians nationals and residents, all arriving passengers must present a completed “Public Health Card” upon arrival and have valid medical insurance to cover their stay. All these must have authorization to land in Egypt. Some domestic services are still in operation. Check the requirements for travelers of different nationalities to enter the country according to the Egypt visa policy.
  • Equatorial Guinea (last update 15/07/2020) – Flights to Equatorial Guinea have now resumed. All passengers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus test result, issued a maximum 48 hours before arrival. Those who do not meet this requirement are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
  • Eritrea (last update 15/07/2020) – Asmara Airport (ASM) is currently closed. 
  • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) (last update 15/07/2020) – Foreign citizens are not currently permitted entry. Nationals and residents of Eswatini must undergo quarantine in a designated location for 14 days.
  • Ethiopia (last update 15/07/2020) – All travelers arriving in Ethiopia are required to have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 issued within the previous 72 hours. Those who do not meet this requirement must undergo medical screening. All passengers will also be quarantined for 14 days partially at their own expense. 
  • Gabon (last update 15/07/2020) – All of the following foreign nationals (except residents of Gabon) are currently barred from entering the country: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sou, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA, or the United Kingdom. All passengers arriving in Gabon must have a medical certificate showing a negative Coronavirus test result issued within the previous 5 days, and are subject to a 14-day self isolation. 
  • Gambia (last update 15/07/2020) – Flights to the Gambia remain suspended. 
  • Ghana (last update 15/07/2020) – Flights have been temporarily suspended, except for emergencies, medical evacuation, and humanitarian purposes, until 31st July 2020. All arriving passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine, and airline crew must also undergo quarantine until their connecting flight. 
  • Guinea (last update 15/07/2020) With the exception of humanitarian flights, all flights to Conakry Airport are suspended until August 5th 2020.
  • Guinea-Bissau (last update 15/07/2020) The country’s borders reopened on May 27th and flights to Guinea-Bissau resumed on July 25th. All arriving passengers are required to present a health certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result. 
  • Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) (last update 15/07/2020) – Flight to the Ivory Coast have now resumed. A Health Declaration Form must be completed before arrival.
  • Kenya (last update 15/07/2020) – All international passenger flights to Kenya have been temporarily canceled, with the exception of approved repatriation, medevac, and humanitarian flights. Passengers on these approved flights are subject to quarantine at their own expense. Airline crew must self-isolate while in the country.You can also check the visa Policy of Kenya to find out the requirements you need to meet in order to travel to the country.
  • Lesotho (last update 15/07/2020) – Arrivals in the country will be tested for coronavirus and quarantined for 14 days.
  • Liberia (last update 15/07/2020)Flights to Liberia have now resumed. All passengers must undergo medical screening and quarantine upon arrival, with the exception of those holding a medical certificate showing a negative coronavirus test result. 
  • Libya (last update 15/07/2020) – Flights to Libya remain suspended with the exception of repatriation and medevac flights.
  • Madagascar (last update 15/07/2020) – All commercial passenger flights to Madagascar remain suspended. 
  • Malawi (last update 15/07/2020) All flights to Malawi remain suspended. Land borders are now reportedly open, although delays at checkpoints are expected due to the enhanced screening measures in place for all arriving travelers. 
  • Mali (last update 15/07/2020) – Passenger flights from affected countries remain suspended, although cargo and humanitarian flights continue to operate.
  • Mauritania (last update 15/07/2020) – All airports in the country and land borders are currently closed. All international flights have been suspended.
  • Mauritius  (last update 15/07/2020)Until August 31st, foreign nationals who are not residents of Mauritius are banned from traveling to the country. It is also prohibited to transit through Mauritius. Nationals and residents of the island nation, as well as their spouses and children may return, but will be quarantined. Airline crew must remain isolated in their hotel rooms between flights.
  • Mayotte (last update 15/07/2020) In order to enter any part of France, including Mayotte, travelers must have an International Travel Certificate granted by a French consular office. All arriving passengers with the exception of healthcare professionals.
  • Morocco (last update 15/07/2020) – All flights to Morocco are suspended until further notice.
  • Mozambique (last update 15/07/2020) – International passenger flights are currently suspended, although the state of emergency in Mozambique will end on June 30th. All passengers arriving from countries with coronavirus cases or who have come into contact with someone with COVID-19 are required to quarantine for 14 days. Airline crew are also required to quarantine while in the country. 
  • Namibia (last update 15/07/2020)   All flights to and from Namibia have been suspended until September 30th, with the exception of humanitarian, repatriation,and medevac flights. All passengers and airline crew must undergo medical screening and mandatory quarantine. 
  • Niger (last update 15/07/2020) – All flights to Niger remain suspended until 25th July, with the exception of humanitarian, medevac, repatriation, and military flights. 
  • Nigeria (last update 15/07/2020) – All flights remain suspended, with the exception of those with returning nationals and residents of Nigeria.  All those permitted to enter the country must complete a Health Declaration Form, have a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 test result, issued within the previous 5 days, and undergo a 14-day quarantine.  
  • Reunion (last update 15/07/2020) – All fioreign citizens are currently banned from entry, with the exception of residents of Reunion and their spouses and children, as well as passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Vatican City or an EEA Member State. Like all other parts of France, travelers must be in possession of an International Travel Certificate issued by a French consular office, as well as a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. These travelers are also subject to a mandatory 7-day quarantine upon arrival. Those without a medical certificate must quarantine for 14 days. All passengers must also complete a dated and signed declaration to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
  • Rwanda (last update 15/07/2020) – All flights, with the exception of those for humanitarian, medevac, and repatriation purposes, have been suspended until July 31st. From August 1st, all arriving passengers and airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in the 72 hours before arrival. They will also be subject to medical screening and undergo a mandatory quarantine. 
  • Saint Helena (last update 15/07/2020) – Only residents of St. Helena, long-term permit holders, and certain authorized personnel may travel to the island. All travelers arriving in St. Helena will undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
  • Sao Tome and Principe (last update 15/07/2020) All flights, with the exception of those for repatriation, humanitarian, medevac, or military purposes, remain suspended. 
  • Senegal (last update 15/07/2020) – Flights to Senegal have now resumed. All arriving passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative coronavirus PCR test result issued within the 7 days prior to arrival. Those who do not meet this requirement must undergo a medical screening and complete a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • Seychelles (last update 15/07/2020) – Airports in Seychelles have now reopened and flights are operating for nationals and residents of the islands, as well as for passengers and airline crew arriving from Australia, Austria, Botswana, the People’s Republic of China,, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland,  or Thailand. It is necessary for all travelers to submit a completed application for entry to the Public Health Commissioner before boarding transportation. All passengers must also have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19) test result issued within 48 hours before arrival and a hotel reservation confirmation. They must also undergo medical screening. Nationals and residents of Seychelles are obliged to undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine.
  • Sierra Leone (last update 15/07/2020) -Passenger flights to Sierra Leone will resume on July 21st, 2020. All arriving travelers will be obliged to undergo medical screening and a mandatory quarantine at their own expense.
  • Somalia (last update 15/07/2020) – All international flights have been suspended, with the exception of flights for medical or humanitarian motives. 
  • South Africa (last update 15/07/2020)  – All flights to South Africa have been canceled until further notice, with the exception of  medevac, repatriation, and emergency flights. Nationals and residents of South Africa must undergo  medical screening on arrival and quarantine for 21 days.Consult South Africa’s visa policy to see the entry requirements for each nationality.
  • South Sudan (last update 15/07/2020) – International flights to the country have now resumed. 
  • Sudan (last update 15/07/2020) – All flights to Sudan are suspended until October 10th, with the exception of flights from Egypt, Turkey, or the United Arab Emirates.
  • Tanzania (last update 15/07/2020) – International flights to Tanzania have now restarted.  All passengers and airline crew are subject to enhanced screening and quarantine, and are also required to present a completed “Health Form” to Ministry of Health personnel on arrival.
  • Togo (last update 15/07/2020) – Land borders are closed and flights have been canceled until further notice. Departures are limited for foreign nationals in Togo trying to return to their home countries.
  • Tunisia (last update 15/07/2020) Only Tunisian nationals and residents of the country arriving from certain regions may enter Tunisia at present, if holding a  medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus PCR test result issued within the 72 hours before arrival. They are also subject to quarantine in a hotel for 7 days and self-quarantine for an additional 7 days. Those without a medical certificate  must have a hotel reservation confirmation for 10 days and quarantine for the same period of time. Spouses of nationals of Tunisia are also subject to the same requirements, but they must also hold a valid marriage certificate.
  • Uganda (last update 15/07/2020)All international passenger flights have been canceled until further notice. Airline crews of cargo, humanitarian, and medical flights are required to undergo medical screening and a 14-day  quarantine on arrival.
  • Zambia (last update 15/07/2020) – International flights are currently only available to Lusaka (LUN). All travelers, including airline crew, must undergo quarantine for a minimum of 2 weeks at their own expense.
  • Zimbabwe (last update 15/07/2020) – All borders are currently closed. Only Zimbabwean nationals and residents returning home may enter the country. Some flights are operating for emergency reasons or for other special cases.

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