Coronavirus Travel Updates and Restrictions by Country

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The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has now been labeled an 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.

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.

America

  • Antigua and Barbuda – All foreign nationals who have travelled to China, Italy, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Singapore within in the previous 28 days are denied entry. This does not apply to diplomats. Cruise ships with suspected COVID-19 cases will also not be allow to dock.
  • Anguilla – All air and sea ports in Anguilla have been closed for 14 days from 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.
  • Argentina – On March 15th, Argentina closed its borders to all non-residents for at least 2 weeks, and all flights from Europe and the United States have been cancelled.
  • Aruba – All non-residents are banned from traveling to the island until March 31st.
  • Barbados – Any travelers who have been in Italy in the 14 days before arrival are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Bermuda – Bermuda’s airport has been closed to all incoming flights for at least 2 weeks starting from March 20th, although some return flights will still operate for residents only.
  • Bolivia – Travelers from all of the European Schengen countries, the UK, Ireland, Iran, China, South Korea and Italy are currently banned from entering Bolivia. Strict border measures, including medical screenings, have also been implemented, and are expected to remain in place until March 31st at the earliest.
  • Bonaire
  • Brazil (last update 30/03/2020) – Enhanced screening and quarantine measures have been introduced at all Brazilian borders. Brazil has also partially closed its border with Venezuela, only allowing trucks carrying goods to pass through.
  • Bahamas (last update 30/03/2020) – Bahamas borders are closed until 15 April 2020, although this does not apply to repatriation flights of foreign nationals from the Bahamas.
  • Belize – All ports of entry have been closed in Belize, with the exception of the Santa Elena Border and Philip Goldson International Airport. However, Cargo vessels are permitted to continue using all ports of entry.
  • Canada – As of March 18th, Canada has closed its borders to all non-essential traffic. Most international flights to Canada are being directed through 4 designated airports, with the exception of travelers arriving from the Caribbean, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Mexico and the United States.
  • Cook Islands
  • Chile – All borders have been closed to non-resident travelers since March 18th for an undetermined period. Chilean citizens returning from areas affected by COVID-19 are obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days.
  • Colombia – From March 16th all travelers who have been to Europe or Asia in the past 14 days are banned from entering Colombia, with the exception of residents and diplomats. All Colombian borders are expected to remain closed until May 30th.
  • Costa Rica – All borders of Costa Rica re closed to foreign travelers starting from March 18th and a state of emergency has been declared in the country.
  • Curacao – All inbound flights have been cancelled with the exception of those carrying local residents in the possession of a valid retour-ticket and a sedula. All returning residents are subject to 14-day self quarantine. Only non-residents are allowed to travel on departing flights.
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic – All flights from Europe have been suspended and all cruise ships have been barred from docking since March 16th.
  • Grenada – Since March 17th, all travelers who arrive in Grenada who have visited Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Italy, or Germany in the last 2 weeks will be subject to quarantine.
  • French Guiana
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe – All international passenger flights to Guadeloupe have been suspended for 30 days starting from March 18th.
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Guatemala – All flights except for cargo transport have been suspended from March 16th until March 30th. All non-resident arrivals and cruise ships have also been banned.
  • Guyana – All airports have been partially closed for 14 days since March 18th. The closure mainly affects international passenger flights.
  • Honduras – All Honduran borders have been closed except for purposes of transporting cargo.
  • Haiti – The border with the Dominican Republic has been closed and Haiti has suspended all international flights, with the exception of those arriving from the United States.
  • Jamaica – Jamaica has imposed travel restrictions on visitors arriving from Iran, China, South Korea, Italy, Singapore, Germany, Spain, France and the UK. All travelers arriving from affected countries are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis -Anyone who has recently visited China, Italy, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, the UK, France, Germany, or Spain have been asked not to visit Saint Kitts and Nevis. Any travelers who do arrive from these countries must go through a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • Cayman Islands – Two airports on the islands, Owen Roberts International Airport, and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport, have been closed for a period of 3 weeks, from March 22nd to April 12th.
  • Saint Lucia – Travel restrictions have been placed on anyone arriving from China, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, or the UK.
  • Sint Maarten – Passengers and airline crew who have been in the following countries within the past 21 days are not allowed to enter Sint Maarten: People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR), Iran, Italy, Japan, or the Republic of Korea.
  • Martinique – Screening measures have been put in place for all travelers arriving in Martinique.
  • Montserrat – All travellers who have recently been in China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, or Singapore are banned from entering Montserrat.
  • Mexico – Some flights have been suspended and large gatherings are restricted.
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama – Only citizens of Panama and foreign residents have been able to enter the country since March 16th.
  • Peru – All commercial international flights to Peru have been cancelled and Peruvian borders will remain closed for at least 15 days from March 16th.
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon – The ferry service between Fortune, Newfoundland and Saint Pierre and Miquelon has been suspended because of concerns about the coronavirus.
  • Paraguay – All flights from Europe have been suspended until March 26th at the earliest. Access to the Friendship Bridge with Brazil has also been restricted to authorised cargo traffic only.
  • Suriname – All land and sea borders have been closed since March 14th.
  • El Salvador – 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 30 days. All commercial flights to the country were suspended on March 16th.
  • Turks and Caicos Islands – Travellers who have been in heavily affected countries in the 21 days before arrival are banned from entering the Turks and Caicos.
  • Trinidad and Tobago – Since March 17th, the borders of Trinidad and Tobago have been closed to foreign nationals for at least 14 days. Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are able to enter the country, but are subject to quarantine measures.
  • United States – All foreign nationals who have travelled to the following countries within the past 14 days are banned from entering the US: China, Iran, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the UK. The US-Canada border has also been closed to all non-essential traffic since March 18th. Citizens or permanent residents of the United States returning from a high-risk area are required to arrive at one of the 13 designated airports which have enhanced screening measures.
  • Uruguay – All flights from Europe to Uruguay have been banned from March 20th. Previously, Uruguay had said that all passengers arriving from China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Spain, Italy, France, and Germany had to go through a 14-day quarantine.
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – All travelers who have been in China, Italy, or Iran in the 14 days before arrival are banned from entering Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
  • Venezuela – All flights from Europe, Colombia, Panama, and the Dominican Republic have been cancelled since March 12th, for at least 30 days. The country has also announced a nationwide quarantine.

Europe

  • Albania – All incoming flights have been suspended.
  • Andorra – Some flights have been suspended, and health screenings on arrival are likely.
  • Austria – Austria introduced border checks with Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and banned flight connections with France, Spain, and Switzerland, on March 13th. Border controls were later extended to Hungary and Slovenia on March 19th. Austria’s borders with the Czech Republic and Slovakia remain open.
  • Belarus
  • Belgium – Some flights have been suspended. Restrictions on non-essential movement within the country.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – Some borders have been closed and flights are limited. Travellers may be asked for proof of accommodation booking on arrival and to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Bulgaria – Bulgaria has closed its land border with Turkey and has banned incoming flights from Italy and Spain.
  • Croatia – Those arriving in Croatia from heavily affected countries such as China and Italy are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Health monitoring measures have also been implemented at the borders for travelers arriving from other countries affected by COVID-19, such as the United States, Sweden, and Spain. These travelers are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Czech Republic – The Czech Republic has closed its borders to travellers from Germany and Austria. It has also banned the entry of travelers from the following countries: All other European Union members, China, Iran, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. International public transport vehicles with more than 9 seats have also been banned from making border crossings.
  • Denmark – All Danish borders are temporarily closed to all foreign citizens who cannot prove a credible reason to enter the country. This does not apply to those transporting goods, including food, medicine, or industrial supplies.
  • Estonia – Entry ban on travelers from heavily affected countries. Some flights have been suspended and land and sea border restrictions likely.
  • Faroe Islands – Flights to the Faroe Islands from Denmark have been significantly reduced.
  • Finland – Finland began heavily restricting border traffic on March 19th and flights are limited. Travellers may be asked for proof of accommodation booking on arrival and to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • France – Some flights have been suspended and train and ferry services to the UK have been reduced. Restrictions on non-essential movement within the country were implemented on March 17th for a 15-day period.
  • Germany – Germany temporarily introduced border controls Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Denmark on March 16. Entry restrictions were later expanded to to include flights from Austria, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, and Switzerland, as well as sea transport from Denmark.
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece – All flights to and from Italy have been banned until March 29th, while passenger and cruise ships from Italy have also been prohibited from docking in Greece. All road and sea routes to Albania and North Macedonia have been closed, and flights from these countries, as well as from Spain, have been banned. However, citizens who live in Greece will be allowed to travel to and from Albania and North Macedonia and cargo transport is still permitted. The land border with Turkey has also been closed to travelers. Greece has also announced that any foreign citizens entering the country will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary – All of Hungary’s borders have been closed to foreign citizens since March 16th.
  • Iceland – Iceland’s borders remain open for the time being.
  • Ireland – Health screening on arrival and self-quarantine for 14 days is likely.
  • Isle of Man – Self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Italy – The Italian government placed the entire country on lockdown in an effort to contain the virus on March 10th, and the measures are expected to be in place until April 3rd. All travelers arriving at Italy’s major airports are subject to temperature screening, and all flights from China and Taiwan have been suspended.
  • Jersey
  • Latvia – All foreign citizens have been banned from entering Latvia with the exception of those who have residency rights in the country. All international travel by air, rail, sea and road has been suspended.
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania – On March 16th, Lithuania closed its borders to all foreign citizens with the exception of truck drivers, diplomats, or passengers in transit on the way to their country of residence. The ban is expected to be in place until March 30th.
  • Luxembourg – All incoming passenger flights are being suspended from March 23rd and restrictions on non-essential movement within the country have been implemented.
  • Macedonia – Entry ban on travelers from heavily affected countries. Some flights have been suspended and land and sea border restrictions likely.
  • Malta – All foreign citizens in Malta have been advised to leave as soon as possible by the Maltese government.
  • Moldova – All international flights to Moldova have been suspended and all Moldovan borders have been closed since March 17th.
  • Monaco – Some flights have been suspended, and health screenings on arrival are likely.
  • Montenegro – All international public air, railroad and road transport has been suspended. The government of Montenegro is facilitating the return of its own citizens to the country.
  • Netherlands -The Dutch government has suspended flights from countries heavily affected by the outbreak, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy and South Korea, until March 27th at the earliest.
  • Norway – All Norwegian sea ports and airports have been closed since March 16th, although exemptions will be made for transport of goods as well as Norwegians returning from abroad. Controls have also been implemented at land entry checkpoints, although Norway’s extensive border with Sweden remains open.
  • Poland – Poland has banned all foreign citizens from entering the country from March 15th, and suspended all international inbound trains and flights, with the exception of charter flights bringing Polish citizens back from abroad. from holidays. Polich citizens, as well as those with a residence permit for Poland, are able to enter the country but are subject to a compulsory 14-day quarantine.
  • Portugal – All Flights from outside the European Union have been suspended (excluding flights from the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Venezuela and Portuguese speaking countries). All travelers arriving in Azores, Madeira, and Porto Santo are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. Land border restrictions with Spain are also in place (excluding cross-border commuters and deliveries). Restrictions on non-essential movement within the country are also likely to be implemented.
  • Republic of Cyprus – On March 15th, Cyprus closed its borders to all travelers with the exception of Cypriot citizens, Europeans working on the island, and people with special permits.The measures are expected to be in place for at least 15 days.
  • Romania – Arriving passengers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. All foreign citizens in Romania are advised by the FCO to leave as soon as possible.
  • Russian Federation – Russia’s land borders with Norway and Poland have been closed to all foreign citizens since March 14th, with the exception of citizens of Belarus and official delegations.
  • San Marino
  • Serbia – On March 19th Serbia closed all of its road and rail borders to everything except freight traffic, and has also suspended all internal passenger transport in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. Passenger flights to and from Nikola Tesla airport in Belgrade have been suspended, but the airport remains open for humanitarian flights and planes with special permits. All flights to and from Constantine the Great Airport in Niš have also been cancelled.
  • Slovakia – Entry ban on travelers from heavily affected countries. Some flights have been suspended and land and sea border restrictions are likely.
  • Slovenia – Slovenia has closed some border crossings with Italy and implemented health checks at those which remain open. began making health checks at those remaining open. Passenger train services between italy and Slovenia have also been suspended.
  • Spain – All Spanish land borders have been closed to all travelers since March 16th, with the exception of Spanish citizens, residents, or those who have a special permit to enter the country. All direct flights from Italy have been suspended until March 25th.
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden – All Swedish borders have been closed since March 14th.
  • Switzerland – Some flights have been suspended and border restrictions have been introduced (only residents, cross-border commuters and those making deliveries are permitted to cross). Restrictions on non-essential movement within the country are also in place.
  • Turkey – Turkey has closed its land borders with Greece and Bulgaria to all passenger traffic, and flights from the following countries have been suspended: Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Iraq, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, and Sweden.
  • Ukraine – All foreign citizens have been banned from entering Ukraine since March 13th.
  • United Kingdom – On March 17th, the government of the UK advised its citizens against “all non-essential travel worldwide”, for an initial period of 30 days.
  • Vatican City

Oceania

  • American Samoa
  • Australia – On March 15th, Australia banned any cruise ship from docking for 30 days. On March 18th, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared a “human biosecurity emergency” and asked Australian citizens to cancel all overseas travel. 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 are required to isolate themselves for 14 days.
  • Fiji -Travel ban for those who have recently been in China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.
  • Micronesia – Travelers must have spent 14 days in a country without any COVID-19 cases prior to arrival.
  • Guam
  • Kiribati – Travelers must have spent 14 days in a country without any COVID-19 cases prior to arriving in Kiribati.
  • Marshall Islands
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • New Caledonia
  • Norfolk Island
  • Nauru – 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.
  • Niue
  • New Zealand – All borders have been closed to anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand since March 19th. Those who are permitted to enter the country are required to self-isolate for 14 days, with the exception of people from the Pacific Islands.
  • French Polynesia – In order to enter French Polynesia, all travelers are required to provide a health certificate stating that they do not have coronavirus.
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Palau – Any travelers who have been in China, Hong Kong or Macao in the 14 days prior to arrival are banned from entering Palau.
  • Solomon Islands – Travelers who have recently been in any countries seriously affected by COVID-19 face a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga – Travelers must have spent 14 days in a country without any COVID-19 cases before arriving in Tonga.
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu – Travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, South Korea, Singapore or Taiwan in the 14 days before arrival are banned from entering Vanuatu.
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Samoa

Asia

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain – Visas on arrival for Bahrain have been suspended. Visitors are required to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival in the country.
  • Bangladesh – All travelers who have recently been to Europe (except the UK) are temporarily banned from entering. Visas on arrival for Bangladesh are no longer being granted for any foreign national. All flights between Bangladesh and Europe have been suspended apart from those going to and from the UK until at least March 31, 2020.
  • Bhutan – British visitors are currently prohibited from entering Bhutan. Some flights have been suspended.
  • Brunei – New arrivals in the country are required to self-monitor for 2 weeks.
  • Cambodia – All travelers who have recently visited France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain, or the USA are temporarily banned from entering Cambodia.
  • China – The country where the coronavirus outbreak originated has begun to relax its travel restrictions as the rate of spread is brought under control. International travelers who have been in countries heavily affected by coronavirus (e.g. Iran, Italy, Japan, or South Korea) arriving in Beijing, Shanghai, the Guangdong Province and the Sichuan Province will be placed under quarantine in a Chinese facility for at least 2 weeks. Some international flights are being rerouted and parts of the country remain under lockdown.
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Georgia – The border with Russia has been closed since March 16, except for Russian and Georgian citizens returning to their home countries and freight traffic.
  • Hong Kong – New arrivals must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • India – All travelers from the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, Afghanistan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Turkey, and the UK are currently prohibited from visiting India. The majority of visas and eVisas for foreign nationals will be suspended until 15th April. Those of Indian origin will now have to apply for a visa. Flights to Italy and South Korea are temporarily suspended. The border with Myanmar has been closed. Any individual who has recently been to China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea, or Spain must be quarantined for 14 days.
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Indonesia – Visitors from the UK are temporarily banned. Certain flights have been canceled until further notice.
  • Iran
  • Iraq – All flights have been suspended at Iraq’s domestic airports and Baghdad International Airport until March 24.
  • Israel – All foreign nationals are temporarily barred from entering Israel, unless they can prove they have a place to self-quarantine for 14 days. However, citizens of China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Macao, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand may not enter Israel under any circumstances.
  • Japan – Travelers who have visited China, Iran, Italy, or South Korea within the preceding 2 weeks are prohibited from entering Japan.
  • Jordan – All land and sea borders have been closed. Commercial flights in and out of Jordan have been suspended. The country has introduced restrictions on large public gatherings and all travel except for essential reasons (e.g. food shopping, medical care, etc.)
  • Kazakhstan – A state of emergency has been declared, which means that only diplomats, Kazakh nationals, and foreign nationals invited by the government may enter the country. Citizens of Kazakhstan are also banned from traveling abroad.
  • North Korea – North Korea’s relative political isolation may have helped to protect it from the coronavirus, as it has not yet reported any cases. No additional travel restrictions have been introduced.
  • South Korea – Although it has had a large number of patients with COVID-19, South Korea has not imposed any travel restrictions. Instead, it has introduced mass-testing and quarantined only those who test positive for coronavirus. The government recommends social distancing to be safe.
  • Kuwait – UK travelers are currently not allowed to enter Kuwait. All commercial passenger flights have been suspended.
  • Kyrgyzstan – On March 17, Kyrgyzstan announced that it would close its borders to all foreign nationals.
  • Laos
  • Lebanon – All land borders with Syria have been closed. All direct flights from countries affected by coronavirus have been suspended. Lebanon has asked airlines flying into Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport to refuse to allow passengers who have been in Egypt, France, Germany, Iraq, Spain, Syria, or the UK to board.
  • Macau – Arrivals must self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Malaysia – Borders are now closed to travellers and internal movement is restricted. These measures will last until at least March 31.
  • Maldives – All travelers from Bangladesh, China, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, and the UK are currently prohibited from visiting the Maldives. The same applies to travelers coming from certain parts of France, Germany, and South Korea. Direct flights between the Maldives and China, Italy, and South Korea have been canceled until further notice.
  • Mongolia – British travelers are currently not permitted to visit Mongolia. A number of flights have also been canceled.
  • Myanmar – British nationals have been advised to leave Myanmar as soon as possible. Any traveler who has visited France, Germany, Italy, or Spain recently must self-isolate for 2 weeks.
  • Nepal – All land borders have been closed. Visas on arrival for Nepal are temporarily not being issued. Since March 14, 2020, all overseas visitors, Nepali nationals, and Nepali residents arriving in the country are obliged to self-quarantine for at least 14 days. These measures are expected to be in place until at least April 30.
  • Oman – Tourist visas have been suspended from all countries. All foreign nationals, including expats with residency, will now be refused entry. Cruise ships are prohibited from docking at Omani ports. Air travel has also been affected, with suspensions of certain routes.
  • Pakistan – All land borders have been closed. International flights are limited to Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi airports, with all services to and from Iran canceled.
  • Palestine
  • Philippines – Luzon, the largest island, is under lockdown for at least one month. Domestic and international flights have been suspended until April 14. All British travelers are barred from entering the Philippines. Foreign nationals may still return to their home countries.
  • Qatar – UK travelers are currently prohibited from entering Qatar. Several flights are now suspended.
  • Russia – See Europe
  • Saudi Arabia – All international flights have been canceled for 2 weeks. All new arrivals in the country must self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Singapore – All travelers who have recently visited France, Germany, Italy, or Spain may not enter or transit through Singapore, except for official residents and pass-holders of the country, who will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Sri Lanka – All incoming flights were suspended on March 19 for a minimum of 2 weeks. UK travelers are currently banned from entering Sri Lanka. No new visas are being issued. Sri Lanka has also introduced a curfew from 6pm every day.
  • Syria
  • Taiwan – There is currently a ban on visitors from the UK. Some flights have been canceled.
  • Tajikistan – All travelers who have visited or transited through China, Iran, Italy, or South Korea in the previous 2 weeks will be refused entry to Tajikistan.
  • Thailand – All visitors that have recently been to countries affected by COVID-19 must prove they are free of the virus by presenting a health certificate showing that they tested negative. Self-monitoring will be required for 14 days. Large gatherings and public celebrations are likely to be postponed.
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkey – See Europe
  • Turkmenistan – UK travelers are currently banned from entering Turkmenistan. Air travel has also been affected, with some flights suspended.
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Visas on arrival have been suspended. Foreign nationals currently within the UAE may still extend their visas to remain in the country. Flights between the UAE and Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey have been indefinitely suspended.
  • Uzbekistan – All foreigners are currently banned from entering Uzbekistan, while the country’s own citizens are barred from leaving. Recent arrivals must self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Vietnam – Visas for Vietnam are no longer being issued. All travelers who enter the country must be quarantined for 2 weeks. Some passenger flights have been canceled.
  • Yemen – The internationally-recognised 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

  • Algeria – All air and sea travel between Algeria and Europe has been temporarily suspended from March 19, 2020.
  • Angola – Individuals who have recently been to China, Iran, Italy or South Korea are currently prohibited from entering Angola.
  • Benin – Travelers who have recently visited countries affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for 14 days. Some flights have been suspended between Benin and affected countries.
  • Botswana – British nationals are currently prohibited from entering Botswana. A number of flights have been suspended.
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon – Land, sea, and air borders were closed indefinitely from March 18, 2020. All international flights have been canceled apart from cargo planes.
  • Cape Verde – All sea borders have been closed. From March 18, there will be restrictions on flights to and from Cape Verde.
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros – Travel to Comoros is restricted to only travelers who have spent the previous 14 days in a country with no known cases of COVID-19.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo – Self-isolation for travelers arriving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo if they have been to affected countries recently. A number of flights have been suspended until further notice.
  • Republic of the Congo – travelers who have recently visited China, Iran, Italy or South Korea are currently banned from entering the Republic of the Congo.
  • Djibouti – Djibouti announced it would suspend all international flights on March 15.
  • Egypt – All flights have been canceled from March 19, 2020 until at least March 31. Travelers from the UK are prohibited from entering Egypt until March 31.
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea – Any visitor who has recently been in China, South Korea, Italy, Germany, or the US must be quarantined upon arrival in Eritrea.
  • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
  • Ethiopia – Visitors who have recently been to regions with cases of coronavirus must self-quarantine for 2 weeks. Several flights have been canceled until further notice.
  • Gabon
  • Gambia – Travelers who have been to countries with cases of COVID-19 are required to isolate themselves for a minimum of 14 days. Flights to the Gambia have also been affected.
  • Ghana – From March 17, 2020, all foreign nationals who have been to any country with over 200 confirmed cases of coronavirus are banned from entering Ghana. Exceptions will be made for official residents of Ghana. All UK nationals are temporarily banned. Ghanaian citizens may return home even from affected countries.
  • Guinea – Arrivals must submit their passports while they are monitored for 14 days.
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya – Travel to Kenya has been suspended from all countries with cases of coronavirus. Visitors form the UK are not permitted to enter the country. Entry is limited to Kenyan citizens and official residents of Kenya with valid residence permits. These individuals must self-quarantine upon their return to the African state.
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia – Travelers who have recently visited countries affected by COVID-19 will most likely be quarantined for 2 weeks. –
  • Libya – Libya has closed its borders and suspended all air traffic from the Misrata Airport for at least 3 weeks.
  • Madagascar – All commercial passenger flights to and from Europe have been suspended for 30 days, starting from March 20, 2020. Any visitor arriving from a country affected by COVID-19 must self-isolate for 2 weeks.
  • Malawi
  • Mali – Passenger flights from affected countries are canceled until further notice, starting from March 19, 2020. Cargo flights continue to run.
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius – Entry is prohibited to travelers from the UK. A number of flights have been canceled until further notice. –
  • Mayotte
  • Morocco – Air travel between Morocco and the following countries has been suspended: Algeria, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chad, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, the UAE, and the UK. Bars, restaurants, and other public spaces have been ordered to close.
  • Mozambique – Self-isolation is required from any new arrival in Mozambique who has recently been to a country affected by coronavirus. Some flights to the country are currently suspended.
  • Namibia – UK nationals are currently not allowed into Namibia. Several flights to and from the country have been canceled.
  • Niger
  • Nigeria – Travelers from the following countries currently cannot enter Nigeria: China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. Visitors from any other countries deemed to be high-risk must self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in Nigeria.
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda – All flights have been suspended for a minimum of 30 days starting from March 20, 2020. Anyone who has recently visited a country affected by COVID-19 must self-isolate for 2 weeks.
  • Saint Helena
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Seychelles – foreign nationals who have been in China, Iran, Italy or South Korea recently are not permitted to visit the Seychelles.
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa – All foreign nationals arriving from high-risk countries (including transit) have been banned from entering South Africa. These countries include China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. Visas on arrival for South Africa are no longer being issued. South Africans are advised to avoid non-essential travel.
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan – All borders have been closed since March 16, 2020. Commercial shipments, technical support shipments, and humanitarian aid are permitted into Sudan. –
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia – All travelers who have recently been in countries with cases of COVID-19 must self-quarantine for at least 2 weeks. Tunisia closed its land borders on March 16, 2020 and suspended all international flights. Mosques, cafés and markets in the country have been closed. Starting March 18, there is a curfew from 6 pm to 6 am to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • Uganda – currently, individuals who have recently been to China, Iran, Italy or South Korea are not allowed to enter Uganda.
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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