I have found myself checking the Foreign office website many times a day for international travel updates especially when I’m asked by friends and family members. I have researched and created the most comprehensive domestic and international travel restrictions about your favourite country in Europe and around the world. Find out which countries are open to UK travellers, if you will need a face-covering or a negative PCR test before you are allowed into the country.

These international travel updates will help you plan better for your holidays, help you choose the countries that are open to international travellers and keep you informed about countries open for tourism. If you are anything like us, we strongly believe that travelling will once again be a part of our life and will be even more memorable, fun-packed, and safe than ever before.

Keep safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones.

International Travel Updates For Europe

International Travel Updates For Europe | 13 Weeks Travel

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Albania

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

There is a daily curfew from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am. Bars, restaurants, fast food, and other similar activities are prohibited from operating between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am, except for delivery services. Public Movement is restricted during these hours except for work reasons, health care emergencies, or urgent needs.

International travel

As of 22 December 202, the Albanian government suspended all flights to and from Great Britain. There will be a mandatory 14-day quarantine (self-isolate) for all travellers who enter Albania by air, land, or sea who initiated their travel from Great Britain.

International flights to Albania have resumed, and borders are open for international tourism since 1 July. Foreign travellers from all countries are eligible to enter without restrictions.

Travellers do not require pre-departure testing to enter Albania. Arrivals will have their temperatures checked at the airport, and will be asked to wear face masks. Quarantine only applies to anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19. The land border with Montenegro remains closed until further notice.

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Andorra

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

The Andorran authorities published a new set of restrictions including mandatory use of masks in public and social distancing of 1.5m unless specific protocols are in place. Only groups of up to five people can meet, including in private spaces. Capacity limits are in place in shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes and you should follow the instructions displayed locally. Similar restrictions are in place in gyms and sports centres. There are no limits on movement around Andorra.

International travel

Those looking to travel to Andorra must obtain a negative PCR or TMA test with results performed within a maximum of 48 hours before departure. Upon arrival in Andorra, those arriving from the UK must arrange for a TMA + Rapid Antigen Test.

Andorra has lifted its travel ban, however, travel to Andorra has to be done through Spain or France, which still have restrictions in place.

There is no requirement to quarantine when entering Andorra.

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Austria

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis. Lockdown measures are in place; restaurants, cafes, and bars can only offer takeout or delivery, and hotels are closed to tourists. Shops, museums, libraries, and zoos are open, but theatres, cinemas, gyms, and pools are closed, cable cars and ski areas have been allowed to reopen.

A stay-at-home order is in effect from 8 pm to 6 am.

International travel

A landing ban is in place for all flights from the UK, South Africa, and Brazil.

Austria has put Greece and Finland on the list of”unsafe countries”. According to the new rules, from March 11th, those arriving from these countries in Austria will have to present a negative test result and undergo quarantine for 10 days. Antibody tests should be no older than 48 hours, PCR – no older than 72 hours before the trip.

Since January 15, mandatory electronic registration before entering the territory of Austria has been introduced.

Entry from the other EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is possible without restrictions, provided that the COVID-19 in the country of origin is stable and that travellers have resided only in a specific set of countries, or in Austria, during the last 10 days. For travellers from risk areas, a 10-day quarantine is mandatory. When arriving, you need to present a “Declaration of Quarantine” form. From 10 February onwards, all travellers from risk areas must present a negative PCR or antigen test result (not older than 72 hours).

The most updated information on the list of countries and regions affected is available at the Austrian Health Ministry site.

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Belarus

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

Movement is free. Wearing a face is compulsory in Minsk. Social distancing guidelines for businesses and public institutions in Minsk, including:

  • Restaurants and cafes must place tables at least 1.5 meters apart.
  • Hotels must ensure guests take their temperature daily.
  • Employers must prohibit sick employees from working.
  • Library reading rooms are closed to the public
  • Large events in museums have been cancelled.
  • Hairdressers and beauty salons must work by appointment only, with a minimum five-minute interval between clients.
  • Churches and other religious institutions must ensure regular cleaning and disinfection of public areas

International travel

For citizens of the Republic of Belarus and foreigners who have a permanent or temporary residence permit in Belarus, there are no restrictions on entering the country. They also don’t need a PCR test.

When entering from countries included in the List of the Ministry of Health, in which cases of COVID-19 infection are registered, self-isolation is mandatory for 10 calendar days. If the entry is made from the country of the “green zone”, self-isolation is not necessary.

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Belgium

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

Local authorities have been empowered to take additional measures in the event of a spike in the numbers of local cases. These powers range from requiring that masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. For example, in Brussels, it is mandatory to wear a mask in all public places and streets. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.

International travel

All non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited until 1-st of April. For permitted categories (for example residents, students): travellers must fill out, sign, and carry an application stating the main reason for the trip (additional information and the form can be found here). All travellers coming to Belgium, whatever their status, their country of origin or their transportation means, must complete in advance the PLF: Passenger Locator Form, available online. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.Belgium.be.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

UPDATED 03.03.2021

Domestic travel

Bosnia and Herzegovina are starting to re-open, both domestically and internationally. Most businesses and attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina have re-opened. Mask wearing and social distancing are required in public transport, as well as public places. Shops and restaurants are largely open although may be operating reduced hours and with social distancing restrictions.

International travel

Foreign nationals, including those with residence in Bosnia and Herzegovina, need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result that is not older than 48 hours.

Entry into BiH without presenting a negative test for the SARS-COV-2 virus is allowed to:

  • Aircraft and cabin crew, whose final destination is Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Drivers and co-drivers of trucks when performing international transport of goods by road provided that their stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina does not last longer than 12 hours;
  • Crews of freight trains and ships in international traffic;
  • Diplomatic and consular staff accredited in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Foreigners transiting through the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Bulgaria

UPDATED 19.03.2021

Domestic travel

The use of masks or similar means that cover the nose and mouth is mandatory in indoor public spaces. As of 1 March 2021, visits to restaurants and entertainment establishments are allowed between 6:00 and 23:00, using no more than 50% of their total capacity, no more than 6 people per table, and provided that the staff wear a protective facemask.

The Bulgarian authorities are tightening restrictions from 22 to 31 March. All catering establishments and minor businesses in the mall will be closed, and fitness centres, gyms, swimming pools, cinemas, theatres and museums will be banned.

International travel

Until April 30 there is a ban on entering Bulgaria. Exceptions: Bulgarian citizens, citizens of the member states of the European Union( EU), Schengen (including the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Monaco and the Vatican City State) and their family members (including people who actually co-exist with them); citizens of the countries listed here; persons with resident status and their family members; persons holding a Bulgarian long-term visa type “D”, as well as persons holding a residence permit in a Member State of the European Union or a country signed by the Schengen Agreement.

From January 29, 2021, all people who are allowed to enter the country must present a negative Covid-19 test conducted 72 hours before departure. The requirement is valid until April 30, 2021.

From May 1, Bulgaria plans to open its borders to tourists. The country’s Tourism Minister, Marijana Nikolova, said that next week the EU will present a project to create vaccination passports. Then Bulgaria will be able to create “green corridors” for tourists from third countries, which will allow you to enter the country if the tourist has a certificate for antibodies, a negative result of a PCR test or a certificate of vaccination, including Russian or Chinese vaccine.

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Croatia

UPDATED 03.03.2021

Domestic travel

Movement throughout the country is allowed. Lockdown restrictions have largely been lifted. Passengers must wear masks on public transport, taxis, shops and other commercial premises. Restaurants, bars and cafés are closed. Restaurants are allowed to prepare and deliver food that will comply with all measures or personal collection, delivery, and drive-in services.

Local and regional containment measures can be applied based on the epidemiological situation.

International travel

Travellers (regardless of their citizenship) coming directly from EU Member States or Schengen Associated countries and regions that are currently classified as “green”, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as before the onset of the COVID-19 disease. All other travellers who, regardless of their citizenship, come to the Republic of Croatia from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries and regions, which are currently not on the green list, must present a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 that is not older than 48 hours.

Travellers (regardless of their citizenship) coming from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China and special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China – Hong Kong and Macao, do not have to present a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2, nor are they subject to quarantine. However, it is required that travellers have not been in close contact with an infected person, and show no signs of disease.

Other third-country nationals may enter the Republic of Croatia from third countries only if there are important reasons.

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Cyprus

UPDATED 19.03.2021

Domestic travel

According to these measures, the movement of citizens is banned from 21:00 to 5:00, apart from the movement for essential/emergency reasons, provided that the relevant certificate or documentary evidence is available (such as the Employee Movement Confirmation Form in case of work reasons). The use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals, and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website.

International travel

Cyprus from April 1 will move Russia from the “grey” zone to the “red” one, which will allow tourists to travel to the island. Arrivals must provide a PCR test no older than 72 hours before arrival, as well as hand over another one at the airport for 30 euros. You must register for Cyprus FlightPass one day before departure. It is not required to go through quarantine upon arrival.

Cyprus will start accepting vaccinated tourists from Israel from April 1 without a coronavirus test and quarantine; from May 1, it will allow vaccinated British tourists to enter the country without PCR tests and quarantine Those entering must be vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency.

 

Cyprus from March 1 introduces a new colour classification of all countries. It can be found here.

 

Also, anyone who has the right to fly to Cyprus must fill out a CyprusFlightPass within 24 hours before departure.

 

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Czech Republic

UPDATED 19.03.2021

Domestic travel

As of 27 December, stricter measures corresponding to the fifth level of the Counter Epidemic Score will apply (highest level) and an extended night curfew (between 21:00 and 04:59) will be in place. Furthermore, gatherings will be limited to 2 people and only essential shops will be allowed to open until 20:00. Since February 22, the Czech authorities have introduced the mandatory wearing of two masks or a respirator in public places.

International travel

The Czech Republic has closed its borders to foreigners since January 30. Entry to the territory of the country is allowed only in case of extreme necessity. Exceptions will apply to foreign citizens who study, work, have a residence permit in the Czech Republic, and also want to visit relatives, receive medical care, are invited to a wedding or funeral. From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

Entry rules depending on the colour of the zones are here.

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Denmark

UPDATED 15.03.2021

Domestic travel

Due to the high infection numbers in Denmark, stricter measures have been applied to the whole country. A series of national measures will apply until the end of 5 April 2021. Find out more here.

Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public spaces and public transport. A ban on gathering is in place. Catering establishments must remain closed, but takeaway can be still in function. Shopping centres, department stores, shopping arcades and bazaars must remain closed. Supermarkets and certain shops and stores are allowed to stay open. Beaches and tourist areas are accessible, provided that strict social distancing and hygiene measures are in place.

International travel

A general ban has been introduced on flights carrying passengers, including Danish nationals, who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before departure. Furthermore, a rapid test is also required upon arrival and before leaving the airport (a few exceptions apply).

Danish nationals, people resident in Denmark, or people holding a valid residence permit in Denmark can enter, no matter the purpose, and are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test during the border control in Denmark. However, they are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before boarding the plane abroad.

Foreigners habitually resident abroad can enter Denmark if they have a worthy purpose and a certificate providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.

COVID-19 restrictions will remain in place until at least 5 April.

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Estonia

UPDATED 03.03.2021

Domestic travel

Domestic travel is allowed. The obligation to wear a mask or cover the nose and mouth is valid in all public areas throughout the whole of Estonia. The 2+2 rule is in place in service halls and public areas of commercial enterprises, meaning that no more than two people may move together and at a distance of at least two metres. The 10+2 rule applies in catering, entertainment, and cultural institutions. The 10+2 rule means that a maximum of ten people can be together and a distance of 2 metres must be kept from other people. Tourist accommodations are open to visitors. Restaurants, bars, cafés, and all catering establishments, in general, are closed from midnight to 6:00, except for takeaway. Citizens may freely move within the country.

International travel

From 15 January, arrivals from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will have an isolation period of 10 days and testing obligation.

Citizens and residents of the EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, and their family members, are allowed to enter Estonia without restrictions, provided that they show no COVID-19 symptoms and that the incidence rate of COVID-19 in their country of origin does not exceed 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. If the infection rate is higher, mandatory 10-day isolation or a double testing procedure applies. An updated list of risk countries is published every Friday and comes into force on Monday of the following week.

Estonia allows entry to residents of the following countries outside the European Union: Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore.

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Finland

UPDATED 03.03.2021

Domestic travel

From March 8 to March 29, the country will have a self-isolation regime – a state of emergency has been re-introduced due to the deterioration of the coronavirus situation. In the regions with the highest number of new cases, restaurants will be closed, and it is forbidden to gather in groups of more than 6 people throughout the territory. Current restrictions and recommendations depend on the epidemiological situation in each region. In total, there are three types:

  • Epidemic at a stable level
  • Acceleration phase of the epidemic
  • Community transmission phase of the epidemic

You can find out about regional restrictions for each phase here.

International travel

Entry to Finland is prohibited for non-resident foreign nationals entering the country, with some exemptions. If you are eligible to enter Finland from the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. The Finnish government has extended the current entry restrictions for another month, until March 18, 2021.

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France

UPDATED 19.03.2021

Domestic travel

In France, the state of emergency is extended until June 1. A nightly curfew between 18:00 and 6:00 is currently in force.

16 French departments, including Paris, are closing for a full lockdown from the evening of March 19.

Ski lifts and public facilities are currently closed and the epidemic circulation does not allow the reopening before February.

International travel

Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it. Those arriving from non-EU countries must present a negative COVID test, undergo a week of self-isolation, and retake the test. The first PCR test should not be older than 72 hours, and it can be passed on arrival in the country. For travellers from the EU, a negative RT-PCR test is required, conducted less than 72 hours before departure.

Only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK:

  • French people and nationals of the European area;
  • British or third-country nationals who either normally lives in France, the European Union, or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.
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Germany

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

Germany extends the quarantine regime until March 28, 2021. From March 8, non-food stores will be opened in regions with low morbidity and restrictions will be eased depending on the situation. For now, for everyone aged above 6, face masks should be used in public transport, public buildings and shops. In shops and on public transport, medical masks (surgical masks or KN95 or FFP2 masks) are required. Retail stores, except grocery stores and shops to meet daily needs, are to remain closed. Restaurants, bars and cafés are closed (except for take-away). Hotel stays for touristic purposes are prohibited.

Please check the regulations that apply in your Bundesland by using its official sources, such as the website of your Land Government:

International travel

German airlines will introduce mandatory wearing of FFP2 and KN95 medical masks without a valve during flights starting from February 1.

Germany has been requiring a negative PCR, antigen, or RT-LAMP test for entry made no earlier than 48 hours before departure or immediately after arrival. Instead of a negative test, a certificate of vaccination is accepted (the second vaccination must be made no later than 2 weeks before arrival) or the result of a positive PCR test for a period of more than 21 days, but not more than 6 months. You also need to fill out a DEA form and pass a 10-day quarantine if you enter from high-risk countries. The quarantine can be interrupted by a positive test result on the 5th day.

The general rules of entry to Germany and other EU countries do not imply the possibility of entry for tourists — only for holders of passports and residence permits.

Besides, the German government has imposed a general ban on commercial travel from the UK or other designated virus variant areas for all non-residents until at least 17 March 2021.

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Greece

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Greece introduces a nationwide quarantine from November 7 to January 7, leaving the house is allowed only through the system of SMS passes. No movement is allowed between 9 pm and 5 am, together with a ban on travelling outside the home prefectures. The use of facemasks is mandatory both indoors and outdoors. No gatherings are allowed (there is a nine-person cap on gatherings at homes). Restaurants, bars, and cafés are temporarily closed. Tourism accommodations, beaches and tourist areas are open under specific hygiene protocols. Precautionary measures may be subject to variations according to the epidemiological level of the different Regional Units. Travel outside the prefecture of residence is forbidden with exceptions.

International travel

Entry from EU member states and member states of the Schengen Agreement, as well as some third countries (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, Singapore, China, UAE) is allowed subject to the following conditions: travellers are allowed admission in the country only by presenting a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR). The test must be taken 72 hours before arrival in Greece. The submission of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF)by all passengers of international flights to Greece remains mandatory. Those travelling abroad from Greece (outbound travellers) are also obliged to fill out the PLF form 24 hours before their trip, which will be found here. The mandatory 7-day quarantine for all travellers is in place.

Greece will open for tourists from Russia without quotas and quarantine from May 14, 2021.

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Hungary

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

It is allowed to move within the country. From March 8 to 22, all stores in the country will be closed, except for grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations. Kindergartens and primary schools will also be closed until April 7.

A curfew is in place from 8:00 to 5:00 and only movements for essential reasons are allowed. Restaurants, bars, and cafés are temporarily closed. Tourism accommodations are open only for guests arriving for business, economic or educational purposes.

People visiting public places as well as people using public transport and taxis are required to wear face masks. Gatherings in groups are forbidden and a general ban on events is in place (including cultural and sporting events as well as Christmas fairs).

International travel

Entry from EU member states + member states of the Schengen Agreement, as well as an entry from third countries, is prohibited. Entry is allowed for Hungarian citizens, their families, people with a permanent residence permit, a “D” type visa, and transit passengers. Those entering must pass a 10-day quarantine.

Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

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Iceland

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals, and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers.

International travel

Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

All passengers arriving in Iceland and born before 2005 must pre-register to be screened for COVID-19.

Iceland will allow free entry to the country for all waxed outside the EU from March 22, 2021. Supporting documents must comply with the regulations of the Icelandic Ministry of Health. This means that vaccination must be carried out with one of the drugs approved in the EU – Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen.

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Ireland

UPDATED 15.03.2021

Domestic travel

Every county in Ireland is on alert Level 5 in the ‘Plan for living with COVID-19’ from 1 December 2020. Lockdown extended until April 2021. The residents were ordered to limit contacts to close family ones and not move further than 5 km from home. Wearing a face mask is compulsory in public spaces and public transport. All shops are closed except grocery and pharmacies. The work of hairdressing salons, beauty salons, and fitness clubs has been stopped, restaurants are allowed to work only to take away. Clubs and casinos will remain closed.

International travel

From 9 January 2021, all passengers arriving at Irish airports and ports whose journey originates in Great Britain or South Africa will be requested to have evidence of a negative result from a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test (COVID-19 not detected) taken up to 72 hours before arrival in Ireland.

From 16 January 2021, passenger arrivals from ALL countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours before arrival.

You are also requested to restrict your movements for 14 days if you arrive in Ireland from another country. This applies to all travellers entering the State, including Irish citizens coming home and people with no symptoms.

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Italy

UPDATED 15.03.2021

Domestic travel

The emergency state has been prolonged until 30 April 2021.

The restrictive measures vary according to the epidemiological level of each Italian Region.

It is mandatory to wear masks in closed spaces, including means of transport, and in any situation where it is not possible to guarantee the interpersonal safety distance. Furthermore, from 22:00 to 5:00 a curfew is in place and only essential movements are allowed, i.e. health and work-related ones. From 18 January 2021, the takeaway option after 18:00 is forbidden to bars without a kitchen. As of 18 January, museums are allowed to re-open in yellow Regions and in any white areas (where also cinemas and similar entertainment establishments may be open). Until 27 March 2021, movements between different Regions or Autonomous Provinces are prohibited, except for those linked to proven necessity, work or health reasons.

International travel

Entry into Italy from the UK is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared in writing.

Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil 14 days before their expected day of entry.

EU travellers arriving in Italy for non-essential reasons (for example, for tourism) are subject to fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for 14 days. Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri.

Travellers from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

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Latvia

UPDATED 15.03.2021

Domestic travel

The state of emergency has been extended until April 6. A curfew is in place from 22:00 to 5:00 during the weekends (the night hours from 22.00 to 5.00 from Friday to Saturday and from Saturday to Sunday). It is mandatory to wear a face mask: in all indoor spaces where there is more than 1 person, except within households; in public transport. Public events are not allowed. Restaurants, bars, and cafés can only provide takeaway services.

International travel

From 11 February, only essential travel to Latvia is permitted. Until April 6 flights are suspended to and from Ireland, Portugal, U.K.

Everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. All international travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours before arriving in Latvia. Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative PCR test (a certificate of vaccination is needed). Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website.

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Liechtenstein

UPDATED 15.03.2021

Domestic travel

Mountain railways, campsites, and tourist facilities, all entertainment and leisure facilities such as cinemas, concert venues, theatres, casinos, and gambling halls may also reopen, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools and wellness facilities. Groups of more than four people will be able to sit at a table in restaurants and bars.

All contact with other individuals should be at a distance of at least 1.5 metres. Gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited in public places. Wearing a face mask is compulsory in public places such as shops, banks, post offices, museums, libraries and cinemas. Failure to do so is punishable by a fine.

Wearing a face mask is compulsory when travelling on public transport and failure to do so is punishable by a fine Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this requirement.

International travel

Please see Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations for Switzerland to enter Liechtenstein. Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions unless a country or region is defined as a Covid risk area. The Federal Office of Public Health keeps a list of countries concerned, which is updated regularly.

All travellers entering Liechtenstein from countries or regions that are defined as Covid risk areas will have to quarantine for 10 days.

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Lithuania

UPDATED 15.03.2021

Domestic travel

Face masks are mandatory in all public places (from the age of 6). Restaurants, bars, and cafes are closed. Hotels and accommodations are open subjects to social distancing. People should leave their municipalities only for essential purposes. People should leave their residences and municipalities only for essential purposes. Police control the movement between municipalities.

International travel

Listed as affected countries or displayed as such on the map, should have a certificate proving a negative laboratory test for COVID-19 disease performed not earlier than 48 hours before arriving in the Republic of Lithuania. Travellers who do not have a test result for COVID-19 performed before arrival in Lithuania will immediately be registered for such testing. Travellers also must self-isolate for 14 days from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania. The isolation period may be shortened after a negative SARS-Co-V2 PCR test for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) performed not earlier than on day 10 of self-isolation (the test is carried out at own expense). Persons arriving from countries where the spread of new virus variants has been detected must obtain the NPHC permission, to leave the place of isolation for certain specified reasons.

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Luxembourg

UPDATED 15.03.2021

Domestic travel

Movement throughout the country is allowed, however, between 23:00 and 6:00, a curfew is in place. Facemasks (any protection covering nose and mouth) is mandatory when the social distance of 2 metres cannot be respected (for people not living under the same roof), in closed places, and on public transport. Restaurants, bars, and cafés are closed to the public until 15.12.2020. Beaches and tourist areas are accessible, provided that social distancing and hygiene measures are in place.

International travel

Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

  • Australia
  • China, Hong Kong, and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level)
  • New Zealand
  • Ruanda
  • South Korea
  • Singapore
  • Thailand

For allowed categories: any person, regardless of their nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a viral detection test by PCR, or of a viral rapid antigen test. The test should be carried out within 72 hours of take-off. Also, any person travelling by air from a third country will have to undergo an additional viral rapid antigen test on arrival at Luxembourg airport.

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Malta

UPDATED 15.03.2021

Domestic travel

In addition to the existing measures published on Friday 5th March 2021, new measures are now being introduced which will come into effect from tomorrow 11th March till 11th April 2021. The measures are as follows: all organised sports activities have been suspended; restaurants and ancillary services in hotels will close and only room service will be provided; shops selling non-essential goods, such as; clothes, jewellery, furniture, souvenirs, toyshops, florists, haberdashery, and perfumeries have been closed.

Those establishments offering services including; hairdressers, barbers, beauty shops, nail technicians, and tattooists have been closed. Crossings to Gozo will be limited to essential travel.

International travel

As of 22 December 2020, unauthorised travel to and from the UK will not be allowed. Maltese citizens or people with a valid residence permit who are currently in the UK will be able to return to Malta, subject to the presentation of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken no longer than 72 hours before their arrival. These travellers will undergo further testing upon arrival and between days 5 and 7 of the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Entry restrictions depend on whether the traveller is coming from a country that is included on the Green, Amber, or Red list.

All persons travelling to Malta must complete the Public Health Travel Declaration and the Passenger Locator Form.

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Moldova

UPDATED 15.03.2021

Domestic travel

The closure of restaurants and bars between 10 pm to 7 am has been announced. Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed. Public events in theatres, cinemas, and sports arenas are not permitted. Groups of three or less may gather publicly. People over 63 are not able to leave the house unless necessary. Face-masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. Additional restrictions could be lifted or (re)imposed with little notice.

International travel

Starting from March 5, Moldova requires a PCR test no older than 72 hours at the entrance. The document can be submitted in Romanian, English or Russian.

Since August 31, Moldova has opened its borders to foreigners from countries with fewer than 50 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 people. The list of countries can be found here: https://mfa.gov.md/ro/content/alerte-de-calatorie-covid-19.

Restrictions on entry also apply to citizens of the neighbouring Republic of Romania and Ukraine. December 21, Moldova excludes Russia, Israel, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, UAE, Iran from the list of countries the “red zone” for the citizens of which at the entrance is necessary, two-week isolation.

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Montenegro

UPDATED 19.03.2021

Domestic travel

Montenegro from 18 to 24 March will tighten some restrictions related to COVID-19 in the cities of Mojkovac, Bijelo Polje. They will have the same restrictions as Podgorica, Budva, Bar, Herceg Novi, Ulcinj, Cetinje and Niksic.

The following restrictions remain in effect throughout the country:

  • There is a curfew from 21:00 to 5:00.
  • Intercity traffic is prohibited from Friday 21:00 to Monday 05:00
  • Most public gatherings are prohibited; registered meetings are possible up to a maximum of 25 people.
  • Non-core businesses and services can operate from 07:00 to 18:00.
  • Where the opening is permitted, catering establishments may operate from 07:00 to 18:00; bars and clubs are closed.
  • Public catering, shopping centres, gyms, kindergartens are closed, residents are not allowed to travel outside their municipalities, except for work, study or medical purposes.
  • Mask mode in public places on the street and indoors, social distance at least 2 meters.
  • All travellers entering the country must present proof of vaccination or a PCR test done no more than 48 hours before arrival. Arrivals from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo or Serbia are exempt from this measure and can enter without restrictions.

International travel

Montenegro has been allowing entry to the country without a mandatory coronavirus test since January 12. However, from 11 February PCR-test no older than 72 hours to provide all coming from the UK and Northern Ireland, Israel, India, Bahrain, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, USA, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta, France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, San Marino, Luxembourg, Andorra, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Botswana. Without additional restrictions, if he or she meets all three of the following conditions.

  • he or she is a resident of one of the countries from the green list, or he or she stayed in the country from the green list, for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro;
  • if in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the countries not included in the green list of countries;
  • he or she did not travel to any of the countries or through any of the countries not included in the green list of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document).

You can find the “green” and “yellow” lists here.

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Netherlands

UPDATED 15.03.2021

Domestic travel

The Netherlands is introducing a lockdown until March 31, 2021. There is a curfew from 21:00 to 4:30. Everyone aged 13 and over must wear a face mask in indoor public spaces and on public transport. Non-essential shops are closed. Tourist accommodations are open. Campsites and holiday parks are open. However, establishments, including hotels, are not allowed to serve food or drinks. Establishments serving food and drink may only provide a takeaway or delivery service.

International travel

If you are not a national of an EU or Schengen area country, the entry ban applies to you. You can only travel to the Netherlands if you fall into one of the exemption categories for the travel ban. As of 29 December, all people aged 13 or more must be able to present a negative COVID-19 test result if they are coming from a high-risk area in the EU/Schengen area (except for Iceland) to the Netherlands. The government provides a list of countries concerned. Since March 3, passengers are exempt from the need to have the results of two tests performed 72 hours and 4 hours before the flight departure. It is enough to present one negative PCR test, conducted no more than 12 hours before departure. All passengers aged 13 and above travelling to and from Dutch airports must fill in a Health Screening Form before starting their flight. Travellers reporting COVID-like symptoms will not be allowed to board the aircraft.

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North Macedonia

UPDATED 03.03.2021

Domestic travel

Domestic travel is allowed. Everyone is required to wear protective face coverings when visiting indoor public spaces, such as markets, post offices, health institutions, shops, banks, including when using public transport. Gatherings of more than four people in public places are prohibited.

International travel

All land border crossings in North Macedonia are fully opened for the movement of passengers and vehicles without the need for a PCR test and with no requirement for self-isolation or mandatory state quarantine. North Macedonia has introduced some restrictions for nationals coming from certain countries. These restrictions are based on nationality and not country of residence. Some border crossings in neighbouring countries are still closed and subject to entry requirements.

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Norway

UPDATED 15.03.2021

Domestic travel

The use of masks is not required in public. In areas characterized by higher epidemiological risk, further restrictions may apply and the use of face masks is mandatory on public transport to/from and within the region as well as inside public places such as shops and malls where it is not possible to keep a distance of one metre from other people. In restaurants, bars, and cafés a distance of at least one metre between seated people has to be kept, apart for members of the same household. In areas characterized by higher epidemiological risk, further restrictions may apply, such as no serving of alcohol after midnight or closure time at 22:00 to reduce the number of visitors during the evening. Citizens may freely move within the country.

International travel

At present, the opportunity for foreigners to enter Norway is very limited. In general, only foreign nationals who reside in Norway will be permitted to enter. Certain exceptions apply. Everyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in quarantine for 10 days, except for specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission (yellow areas and countries), unless they are mentioned in the exemption provisions. Anyone who arrives in Norway from areas with a quarantine duty must present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken during the 24 hours before entry.

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Poland

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests, and National Parks. Restaurants, cafes, bars are closed. You can find all restrictions here.

In the Warmińsko-Mazurskie region (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship), stricter measures apply from 27 February: schools, hotels, museums, cinemas, shopping centres, sports facilities will close.

Tourist accommodations can remain open, following strict rules and only in the following cases:

  • uniformed services;
  • medics;
  • for patients and their caregivers to obtain healthcare services in the entity performing medical activities;
  • for players, coaches, and members of the training staff who use these services during training camps or sports competitions;
  • plane crew members;
  • drivers engaged in road transport;
  • train crew members;
  • for candidates and other persons participating in organizing and conducting an examination confirming qualifications in an occupation or a vocational examination;n
  • for litigants, defence attorneys and attorneys of the parties, parties to criminal, civil and court administrative proceedings, their statutory representatives, witnesses, experts and court interpreters, on the day of the court session or review of case files and the preceding day;
  • for members of diplomatic missions, consular offices and representatives of international organizations and their family members, as well as other persons who are holders of a diplomatic passport in connection with the performance of their official functions.

Find out more here.

International travel

All travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

Citizens and residents of Georgia, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

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Portugal

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

A state of emergency for the whole country is currently in place. From 31 January stronger restrictions are in force. In general, people are required to stay at home, with a few exceptions: acquisition of essential goods and services, the performance of professional activities when telework does not take place, participation in the electoral campaign or the election of the President of the Republic, attendance at school establishments, compliance with the sharing of parental responsibilities.

Non-essential shops are closed. Food stores and pharmacies are open. No more than 5 people are allowed per 100 square meters. Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway and delivery are allowed. Cultural institutions are closed. Hotel accommodations only accept business travellers with valid confirmation of the purpose of the trip. The use of face masks is mandatory for residents aged 10 years or over in public transport, shops and supermarkets, and all other public indoor spaces.

International travel

Passengers coming from countries that have an incidence rate higher than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time. Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding.

Passengers from countries with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days have to undergo a 14-day isolation period after entry in mainland Portugal, either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities.

Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay. Travellers arriving from these countries do not need to present a COVID-19 test unless their destination is the archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores. Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel.

Specific measures for Madeira archipelago: Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours before departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: EN – PT – ES – DE – FR.

Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, before shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

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Romania

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

Due to the worsening of the epidemiological conditions, additional restrictions are in place as well as a night curfew (from 23.00 until 05.00). The use of face masks is mandatory in all closed public spaces, commercial spaces, public transport, and the workplace as well as outdoors. A maximum of 16 people is allowed for private events in closed spaces, in compliance with hygiene rules and social distancing measures. All open space gatherings (cultural, scientific, entertainment, etc.) and all other indoor activities are still forbidden. Some activities are exempted, such as individual outdoor sports and recreational activities of up to 3 participants. During the period from 06.00 to 23.00, restaurants and cafes can work with a certain load, depending on the level of infection in the district. Hotels are open. Citizens may freely move within the country.

International travel

Entry from the EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions, except for countries or areas that are considered at high epidemiological risk.

A 14-day quarantine applies to all persons arriving from countries or areas that are considered at high epidemiological risk, and who have the right to enter the national territory.

Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to self-isolate.

The quarantine may be reduced to 10 days if a test for SARS-CoV-2, performed on the 8th day of quarantine provides a negative result, and the person has no symptoms.

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Russia

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

In Moscow, restrictions on coronavirus are being extended. Many hotels in Russia remain open. You should follow regional advice. The latest advice for Moscow is available on the Mayor’s site. The Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights has introduced a universal mask regime in Russia. All Russians are required to wear masks in places of mass stay, transport, parking lots and elevators.

International travel

Russia has extended the suspension of flights to the UK until April 16, 2021. Russia is imposing a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from the UK.

Russia resumed flights with Finland, Vietnam, India, and Qatar from January 27, 2021. You can not fly to any of these countries for tourist purposes. Russia also resumes international flights with Greece and Singapore from February 8, 2021.

The Russian government no longer requires all arrivals to the country to remain in quarantine for a period of 14 days if arriving on a regularly scheduled flight. Instead, you will be required to self-isolate if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or if you test positive for COVID-19. You will be required to self-isolate until you have recovered and tested negative for COVID-19 on a PCR test.

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Serbia

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

There are nationwide rules in place restricting movement and limiting activity. It is mandatory to maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5m in all public spaces. Protective face masks are mandatory in all public spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Failure to wear a mask when required will incur a fine. Most businesses including restaurants, cafes, and shopping malls, are not allowed to operate between 8 pm and 5 am on weekdays and weekends.

International travel

Serbia from December 20 requires all incoming foreigners to have a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours. Serbia has abolished the mandatory PCR test for all passengers arriving from Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Northern Macedonia and Bulgaria.

The Serbian Government also reports that foreign citizens with temporary or permanent residence in Serbia may enter without a negative PCR test, but will be required to quarantine at home for 10 days, as well as contact the nearest designated COVID-19 clinic or public health institution, within 24 hours of arrival, through the following official website: www.e-zdravlje.gov.rs. These individuals can also be tested in Serbia. If their PCR test is negative, they will no longer be required to quarantine at home.

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Slovakia

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

In Slovakia, there are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with strict lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day (from 5 am to 1 am the following day). Mass events can take place with a limited number of 6 participants. Tourism accommodations may be closed, according to the epidemiological situation. Indoor catering establishments are closed.

International travel

From February 15, all arrivals in Slovakia must undergo a 14-day quarantine. Also, all arrivals must undergo PCR testing for COVID-19 no earlier than on the eighth day of isolation. If the test results are negative, the quarantine can be completed ahead of schedule. Also, at the entrance, you must fill out an electronic form. Entry to Slovakia from almost all third countries, including Russia, is not possible without special reasons. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

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Slovenia

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. The movement of people on the entire territory of the Republic of Slovenia is temporarily prohibited between 21:00 and 06:00. Movement between municipalities is prohibited with certain exceptions. Masks or other forms of protection covering the mouth and nose are mandatory (from age 6 and over) in all public spaces. From 13.11.2020 public transport will stop. Gatherings of people outside a family/household are not allowed. Restaurants, сafés, and bars are closed, but pick up/delivery is permitted.

International travel

People entering the Republic of Slovenia from the red countries shall, due to potential infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, be required to remain in quarantine for a period of ten (10) days. Individuals will not be ordered to quarantine if they present the following when crossing the border:

  • A negative PCR test not older than 48 hours from the time the swab was taken, performed in an EU or Schengen Area member state or by organisations or individuals in third countries who are recognised as suitable by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food (NLZOH), a list of which is posted on the NLZOH website;
  • A negative rapid antigen test (RAT) not older than 24 hours from the time the swab was taken, performed in an EU or Schengen Area member state;
  • a certificate of a positive PCR test or RAT result for SARS-CoV-2 which is more than 21 days old but not more than six months old or a medical certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and that more than six months have elapsed since the onset of symptoms or
  • proof of COVID-19 vaccination demonstrating that at least seven days have elapsed since the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, at least 14 days since the second dose of the Moderna vaccine or 21 days since the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Slovenia divides countries into three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.

Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe.

A 10-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence. This includes countries that registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.

No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country that is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries.

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Spain

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

Spain has announced a high alert. There is a national curfew between 23.00 and 06.00, Canary islands excluded. Face masks are mandatory in public spaces, indoors and outdoors. Its use is also mandatory on all means of public transport. Outdoor social gatherings are limited to six people. Many restaurants, bars and cafés have limited opening hours.

Regions reach an agreement to restrict travel during Easter week, except for Madrid; lockdown in some areas includes St Joseph Day holiday weekend.

Canary Islands: Movement between the islands is fully reinstated at the moment, with daily connections that allow you to easily get from one island to any other, either by plane or by boat. Masks must be worn by adults and children over the age of six when outdoors or in enclosed public spaces, except when eating or drinking, doing physical exercise, and/or if you are disabled or have a respiratory condition. Catering businesses, restaurants, and outdoor cafés, beach bars, and restaurants must close by twelve midnight and new customers will not be allowed in after 11 pm. Smoking is prohibited when people cannot maintain a 2-metre (6.5-foot) distance between each other on the islands.

Tenerife: gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted; the establishments of hotels, restaurants, terraces, bars, and beach restaurants must close at 00:00 and may not admit new customers after 23:00 and non-occupational day centres will be closed.

International travel

Spanish government extends restrictions on non-essential journeys from countries outside the EU and Schengen Area to 31 March. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.

If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age. All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area related to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), TMA test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

Canary Islands: You can visit the Canary Islands provided you travel from the European Union, from a country in the Schengen area or from a third country with which Spain has reciprocal agreements regarding the acceptance of travellers. These are Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. From November 14 and no more than 72 hours before (only if you will be staying in tourist accommodation): Test to diagnose active COVID-19 infection with a negative result. This must be submitted when you check into your chosen tourist accommodation. No more than 48 hours before you travel (only if you are travelling from outside Spain): Health control form (FCS form) which you must complete and sign telematically before you travel to the Canary Islands.

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Sweden

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel, but individuals without symptoms are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. Hotels, restaurants, bars, and cafés are open. Many museums and theatres are closed but open-air alternatives may be open (check opening hours before visiting). Citizens may freely move within the country.

From 19/12/2020, all non-essential public services run by the state, regions, and municipalities are closed (this includes swimming pools, sports centres, and museums).

International travel

Citizens from the EU Member States (except for Denmark) and Schengen Associated countries (except for Norway), and their family members, as well as people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden at the conditions specified hereafter: Upon entry into Sweden, foreign nationals aged 18 and above have to present a negative result to a COVID-19 test, regardless of where they are arriving from. The test must not be older than 48 hours. Approved tests: Antigen, PCR, and LAMP.

Entry in Sweden is allowed for foreigners who reside in the following countries: Australia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, and Thailand.

The Swedish government has decided to stop all non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. This ban will be in effect until 31 March 2021.

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Switzerland

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

From 22 December 2020, the Federal Government will tighten measures against coronavirus.

Detailed information is available at Measures and ordinances.

From January 18, only stores with essential goods will work in the country, companies are required to transfer employees to a remote mode of operation, and it will be possible to gather in groups of up to 5 people. Also, until the end of February, the current ban on the work of restaurants, cultural institutions, places for sports and recreation was extended.

Persons over the age of 12 have to wear a mask on public transport, including railway stations, platforms, airports and other publicly accessible public transport areas. Masks are also compulsory in all publicly accessible indoor spaces such as shops, cafes, restaurants, museums, and publicly accessible areas of administrative buildings.

International travel

On 20 December, Switzerland announced a general entry ban for all travellers from the UK and suspended all flights between the UK and Switzerland. On 23 December, the Swiss Government introduced an exemption to allow passenger flights to/from the UK from 24 December to enable residents of the UK and Switzerland to return in both directions. Anyone arriving in Switzerland from the United Kingdom on 14 December, regardless of nationality, is required to self-isolate for 10 days from the date of arrival.

Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions unless a country or region is defined as a Covid risk area. The Federal Office of Public Health keeps a list of countries concerned, which is updated regularly.

All travellers entering Switzerland from countries or regions that are defined as Covid risk areas will have to quarantine for 10 days.

If a country is on the list, this includes all of its areas, islands, and overseas territories – even if they are not listed separately. Switzerland’s neighbouring countries are exempted from this regulation. In the case of these countries, it is not the entire country that is listed, but rather regions. Further information in this regard can be found on the page Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

A negative test result does not exempt you from the mandatory quarantine requirement or shorten the quarantine period.

Airline and travel companies are instructed not to transport sick passengers. The mandatory quarantine requirement does not apply to transit passengers who have spent less than 24 hours in a country or area with an increased risk of infection.

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Turkey

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

The authorities have divided Turkey into 4 colour zones according to the risks of COVID-19: blue, yellow, orange, and red. In the blue and yellow regions, the weekend curfew is lifted, cafes and restaurants are opened, in the orange and red regions (among them Istanbul and Antalya) the curfew remains. However, the nightly daily curfew from 21:00 to 05:00 is maintained in all provinces but does not apply to tourists. The map will be updated every week, you can find it here.

Turkish citizens and residents must request a HES (Hayat Eve Sigar) Code for domestic and international flights, train, and ferry travel. As of 30 September, the HES code is also required when checking into accommodation including hotels, motels, boarding houses, pensions, camps, etc. Some provinces also require submission of a HES code upon entry to public buildings and banks. This can be done through the thee-Devlet system, the ‘Hayat Eve Sığar’ smartphone application, and SMS. This does not apply to foreign tourists.

International travel

International Passengers who arrive in Turkey as of 15th of March 2021 (not including transit passengers and passengers under the age of 6) are required to fill in the Turkey Entrance Form which can be obtained here within 72 hours of their departure. Print out or the mobile screenshot of the filled form will have to be submitted to the airline crew before boarding.

Passengers aged 6 years and over arriving in Turkey are required to submit a negative PCR test (nucleic acid). The sample for the test must have been taken within 72 hours before the passenger’s scheduled departure from the country of origin. Please review the Country-specific Entry Restrictions page for more details.

Turkey suspends flights from the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Brazil. All arrivals to Turkey from 00:00 on December 30 must provide a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours. From December 30, not only air passengers but also those who cross the land or sea border will have to provide a PCR test to enter Turkey. The mandatory requirement for a PCR test to enter Turkey will be valid until April 15, 2021.

Passengers who visited the UK, Denmark, and South Africa in the 10-day period before travelling to Turkey must not only submit a negative test no older than 72 hours but also pass quarantine at their place of residence in Turkey. The quarantine can be interrupted early by passing a PCR test on the 7th day of isolation.

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Ukraine

UPDATED 19.03.2021

Domestic travel

Ukraine is returning to an “adaptive” system of quarantine measures, where each region determines its own restrictions. This will last until April 30.

Kiev has been tightening quarantine measures since March 20. The work of shopping and entertainment centres, cinemas, museums, entertainment events is prohibited.

Domestic flights have now resumed, although some carriers are operating a reduced schedule. Public transport in cities and bus and train travel between regions have also resumed on a reduced scale. When in public places, including when travelling on public transport and in taxis, you must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m, wear protective masks and gloves. The number of passengers per vehicle is limited to the number of seats, except for metro carriages.

International travel

The ban on the entry of foreigners is cancelled in Ukraine. They will be able to enter the country if they have health insurance covering coronavirus treatment and comply with quarantine rules.

Everyone arriving in Ukraine from countries of the green zone should not undergo quarantine. If a person arrives from a country in the red zone, even if he was in transit through a country in the green zone, he must go through 14 days of self-isolation.

To end self-isolation, a traveller can undergo a PCR test for coronavirus in Ukraine or provide the result of such an analysis done no more than 48 hours before entering Ukraine. The condition for the termination of quarantine is a negative test result, which confirms that the person is not sick.

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United Kingdom

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

You must follow the instructions that correspond to the level of security in your region. Find out what restrictions apply in the regions. You can find more information about restrictions on the websites of EnglandWalesScotland and Northern Ireland.

A national quarantine has been declared: it is forbidden to leave the place of residence (except in cases of necessity); it is mandatory to use a face mask in all public places; restaurants, bars and cafes are closed; hotels and hotel facilities are closed; businesses offering essential goods and services are open; some secondary businesses, including those of the main retail trade, are open. The full list of restrictions for the national quarantine period is available here.

International travel

The UK requires a negative PCR test, antibody test or LAMP when entering the country from January 18. The test must be done no earlier than 72 hours before departure, the certificate is accepted only in English, French or Spanish. You will still need to complete the passenger locator form before you enter the UK. All visitors to the UK from the red list countries from February 15 are required to undergo quarantine in COVID-hotels for 10 days.

You can find more information on the websites of EnglandWalesScotland и Northern Ireland.

From January 1, the UK is included in the list of countries that the EU prohibits travel due to the pandemic.

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Afghanistan

UPDATED 17.03.2021

International travel

There are no specific restrictions on entry to Afghanistan. Everyone arriving in Afghanistan needs to have their temperature checked at the airport.

There are currently no compulsory quarantine requirements.

Emirates and Fly Dubai need passengers to present a COVID-19 negative certificate to travel.

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Armenia

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

The quarantine regime has been extended until July 11, 2021. Gatherings of up to 40 individuals are permitted to take place. Face masks are required in public spaces. Individuals who fail to follow rules related to face masks could face potential fines of 10,000 dram. Hotels and private rental accommodations can operate in Armenia during the pandemic, though several hotels remain closed from the earlier suspension of international tourism.

International travel

Russia will resume air service with Armenia from February 15.

Armenia has opened its land borders to foreign citizens whose entry was banned due to the pandemic. Armenian airspace has been reopened for commercial flights.

You can enter Armenia with a negative PCR test certificate issued a maximum of 72 hours before arrival. If you arrive without a certificate and have no symptoms, you can pay for a PCR test at Zvartnots airport or the land border crossing from Georgia.

The border between Armenia and Azerbaijan is closed.

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Azerbaijan

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

The “quarantine regime” in Azerbaijan has been extended to 1 April 2021. From 25 January 2021, most businesses and services are open (except for shopping malls). From 1 February 2021 restaurants and cafes are open. The wearing of masks both outdoors and indoors in public places is mandatory. Public transport remains closed in Baku and several towns and cities across Azerbaijan during weekends until at least 01 April 2021. Restrictions on movement are in force in Baku and 16 other regions.

International travel

Russia will resume air service with Azerbaijan from February 15. Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport temporarily switched to a limited mode of operation. There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. As of 1 March 2021, all negative COVID-19 test certificates required for arrival in Azerbaijan must include a QR code, which when scanned must provide details from the clinic about the test results. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.

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Bahrain

UPDATED 17.03.2021

International travel

All arrivals into Bahrain will be required to undergo and pay for the enhanced arrivals testing procedure for COVID-19 and need to self-quarantine until test results have been received.

From 22 February, any person staying in Bahrain for 5 days or more must repeat the testing procedure on the fifth day and the tenth day following their arrival in the Kingdom.

Transit passengers are permitted to use Bahrain International Airport without the requirement to undergo testing. You should check Bahrain’s visa portal for the most up to date information.

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Bangladesh

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

As part of COVID-19 measures, face masks must be worn at all times when moving in and around Bangladesh. Emergency services including hospitals remain open. At short notice local authorities may lockdown buildings, streets and areas to control the spread of coronavirus.

Some hotels and guesthouses are open, but not all, and services may be limited.

International travel

Passengers arriving from coronavirus-affected countries, including the UK, should complete Health Declaration Forms and Passenger Locator Forms provided by the cabin crew. You may be subjected to additional health screening measures at the airport.

All foreign nationals departing from Bangladesh are required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. The quarantine for arrivals has been increased to 14 days.

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Bhutan

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

The Bhutan government has begun a relaxation of the nationwide lockdown starting from 1 September. The nationwide lockdown was imposed on 11 August.

Intrernational travel

Borders are closed. All visitors (except nationals of Bangladesh, India, and the Maldives) must obtain visa clearance from Thimphu before coming to Bhutan. Foreigners, except for citizens from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives nationals, may only enter or depart the country through certain towns such as Phuntsoling, Samdrup Jongkhar, and Gelephug (by road) or Paro (by air). Flights repatriating stranded nationals are allowed.

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Brunei

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Domestic flights are operating subject to certain restrictions. As part of Brunei’s approach to containing the spread of the virus, mosques and other places of worship have been closed, restaurants and cafes are only open for takeaway and public gatherings have been discouraged.

International travel

Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. Anyone seeking to enter or exit Brunei must apply for a permit from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Foreign nationals may be allowed entry into Brunei for essential business travel and other considerations on a case-to-case basis. All visitors arriving in Brunei (with appropriate approvals and documentation from the Brunei government), will be required to undergo a minimum of 2 to 14 days self-isolation period immediately at appointed monitoring centres following the Infectious Diseases Act. Travellers to Brunei will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival, obtained within 72 hours of travel.

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Cambodia

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Domestic travel is allowed, but non-essential businesses and attractions in Cambodia remain closed. Hotel and private rental accommodation are available throughout Cambodia. Some hotels have closed and remain so, and we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities. A large number of shops, restaurants and bars are now open.

International travel

Cambodian Embassies are only accepting applications for diplomatic, official, and sponsored business-linked visas, and are not issuing tourist or other visas to enter Cambodia. Contact your local Cambodian Embassy for more information.

  • Travellers who are eligible to enter (and have obtained a visa in advance) must provide a negative COVID-19 test result that is no older than 72 hours.
  • Purchase medical insurance with a minimum coverage of US $50,000.
  • Travellers will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and must wait in accommodation until test results are returned.
  • Anyone who tests positive will be quarantined for 14 days at designated facilities.
  • Travellers who test negative must self-isolate at their own accommodation for 14 days.

Foreign travellers are required to deposit $2,000 for COVID-19 service charges at the airport upon entry. Once deductions for services have been made, the remainder of the deposit will be returned.

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China

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Domestically, many provinces and cities require mandatory home-based or centralized quarantine for inbound travellers either from overseas or other Chinese provinces and cities that are at medium- or high-risk level. Domestic arrivals from other low-risk infection areas of China no longer need to undergo the 14-day home isolation.

Mandatory requirements to check temperatures and use health apps or scan QR codes to prove travel history are in place at transport hubs, hotels, commercial buildings including restaurants, residential compounds and other locations – such locations are also increasingly requiring the use of ‘health kit code’ apps to demonstrate health condition and travel history.

International travel

China has made it easier for citizens of Australia, Gabon, Germany, Israel, Norway, Pakistan, the United States, Thailand, the Philippines, Finland, Switzerland and Japan to obtain visas for those vaccinated with Chinese vaccines.

China temporarily stops air traffic with the UK due to a new strain of coronavirus detected there.

China has expanded the list of countries from which entry is temporarily suspended. The list includes Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, Ethiopia, India, the Philippines, and Bangladesh.

Foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need for applying for new visas.

All travellers arriving in China must present a QR code generated from a completed “Health Declaration Form” before they travel. Along with the form, travellers must provide evidence of a negative PCR test for CAVID-19. An IgM antibody test is also required. The results of both tests must not be older than 48 hours at the time of departure to China.

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Georgia

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

From February 25, transport links between the cities will resume in the country. Restaurants in Batumi will start working from March 1 and in the rest of Georgia-from March 8. A nationwide curfew will be in effect from 21:00 to 5:00.

Since February 1, the movement of urban public transport has been resumed everywhere, except in Tbilisi. Shops and shopping centres are open from February 1.

International travel

From February 1, if you have a document confirming the full course of vaccination with any covid vaccine, foreign citizens of all countries can enter Georgia. To enter Georgia from March 1, citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus will need a PCR test no older than 72 hours. Citizens and residents of the EU, Israel, Switzerland, the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain can come to Georgia by providing a PCR test result obtained no later than 72 hours before the trip, and then re-pass the PCR test 3 days after entering the country.

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India

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

The current restrictions are extended until February 28, 2021. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings.

Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus.

A limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states.

International travel

The ban on resuming international commercial flights has been extended until 31 March 2021

Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to nationals and residents of India; students if one of the parents is a national of India or OCI cardholder; spouses of nationals of India; passengers returning from a neighbouring country via India to their country of residence; passengers with diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations or project visas. All passengers arriving in India are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days, have to install “Arogya Setu” in their personal device and need to present a completed Self-declaration form.

All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.

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Indonesia

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Large-scale social restrictions in Jakarta are being eased in many stages. Essential services are available, but public activities (including schools, offices, religious activities, social and cultural gatherings and public transportation) continue to be limited to maintain social distancing. It is mandatory to wear a face mask when outside. Similar restrictions apply in some other areas in Indonesia. Public health measures by the Indonesian authorities include some restrictions on in-country air travel. More info regarding domestic flights can be found here.

International travel

Indonesia from January 1 to February 22 bans entry and transit of foreigners due to a new strain of COVID. There are 6 exceptions to the ban: 1. foreign nationals with limited (KITAS) and permanent stay (KITAP) permits 2. foreign nationals with diplomatic visa and working visa 3. holders of diplomatic stay permits and business stay permits 4. those working on medical and food assistance 5. transportation (air, sea, or land) crew 6. foreign nationals working on national strategic projects Entry requirements if you meet the above criteria are: you must have a health certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken a maximum of 7 days before arrival and your certificate must be in English. You must provide a personal statement stating readiness to be quarantined for up to 14 days if required.

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Iran

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Some domestic restrictions are being lifted. It is mandatory to wear face masks in enclosed public places. You may incur a fine if you do not comply. Some measures are still in place in parts of Iran, including temporary closure of high-risk businesses and shrines, and cancellation of some public events. Since November 18, travel around the country without a coronavirus test has been banned.

International travel

Air traffic to the UK has been temporarily suspended.

Entry is permitted to holders of an Iranian passport or holders of a valid visa. All passengers arriving in Iran by air are required to hold a valid health certificate, issued by the health authorities of the country of departure. This must contain a COVID-19 molecular test performed by an approved centre of the departure country, carried out within 96 hours of entry into Iran. Non-Iranian nationals will not be permitted entry without such a certificate.

A mandatory two-week quarantine has been introduced for all passengers arriving from European countries.

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Iraq

UPDATED 17.03.2021

International travel

Flights to/from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain, Brazil, US, UK India, Australia, Japan, South Africa and Zambia have been suspended.

The council also banned the entry of foreign travellers to Iraq, except for Iraqi citizens, who must be quarantined for 14 days until they undergo PCR tests to prove that they are not infected with the virus.

Ground border crossings are temporarily closed until further notice.

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Israel

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Meetings are limited to 10 people indoors and 20 people outdoors. It is mandatory to use masks in public places. Places closed to the public: recreation centres; conference halls; indoor attractions; restaurants and cafes (except for delivery and takeaway). Public transport is 75% operational.

International travel

The Israeli government has decided to resume direct flights from Israel to all destinations without restrictions, starting from March 16. No tourist purposes.

The quota for the number of arrivals to Israel will be maintained: up to 3,000 people per day. However, now flights will be operated from all countries, without the need for transfer hubs. At the same time, the Ministry of Transport reserves the right to cancel certain flights for reasons of epidemiological safety.

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Japan

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Case numbers in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Okinawa, and other areas across Japan have risen significantly in the past two weeks, and many prefectural officials are requesting residents comply with specific mitigation efforts centred around refraining from visiting nightlife establishments and other non-essential outings and travel.

International travel

Foreign nationals who wish to enter Japan for work or study and who have visited the UK or this list of countries in the past 14 days are currently not permitted to enter until further notice. This applies to foreign nationals in possession of visas issued since 1 October under the previous Global Residence Track. It also applies to certain countries that are part of individual Residence Tracks. Other entries to visit Japan on a short-term basis, such as for business, tourism or to visit family, continues to be denied in principle for any non-Japanese nationals who have been to the UK or this list of countries in the last 14 days, other than in exceptional circumstances. Business Tracks with certain countries have also been suspended until further notice.

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Jordan

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

With effect from 24 February 2021, the curfew hours will be from 10 pm to 6 am. Under these measures, you can leave your accommodation between 6 am and 10 pm. Restaurants/businesses must close from 9 pm to 6 am the following morning.

Many public places have hygiene measures in place, including taking a temperature check and sanitising hands upon entry. Wearing a face mask in public places is mandatory. Hotels and private rentals are open and available to book. Other recreational sectors including cinemas, entertainment venues, children’s play areas, exhibition and conference centres are due to reopen in March.

International travel

Flights to/from the UK are suspended until further notice. Jordan has lifted the quarantine for tourists: tourists from the ” red ” zone, which includes Russia and 19 other countries, will not have to pass quarantine on arrival, as well as register a trip to visit Jordan. To enter, you need a negative result of a PCR test made no more than 72 hours before arrival. The second test will need to be passed at the airport in Jordan for $40.

Check the Visit Jordan portal for the latest information. Travellers from certain countries may be required to self-isolate or quarantine depending on the severity of COVID-19 risk where they arrive from.

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Kazakhstan

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Businesses that were previously closed – including gyms and fitness centres, pools, beaches, cultural facilities, museums, exhibits, entertainment centres, religious facilities, some movie theatres, food courts, and recreational facilities – have reopened, at least on weekdays, and may be subject to capacity limitations.

Wearing a face mask is mandatory in all public spaces.

International travel

Testing is mandatory for all arriving in the country, regardless of their citizenship.

Kazakhstan’s border largely remains closed to foreign citizens with limited exception, including diplomats, direct-family members of Kazakhstani citizens, residency permit holders, some employees of designated companies in critical industries, and citizens of those countries with which Kazakhstan has resumed direct flights (Russia, China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Turkey). For permitted categories: travellers must present a certificate confirming the absence of coronavirus, issued within three days before arrival. Additional information can be found on the website of the Kazakhstani Committee for National Security.

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Kuwait

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

The use of face masks is mandatory in all public spaces. Individuals who are found in violation of the law will be imprisoned for up to three months and/or fined up to 5,000 KD.

International travel

Government bans entry for non-citizens: between 7 and 21 February only Kuwaitis and first-degree non-Kuwaiti relatives are allowed to enter Kuwait. Also, travellers cannot enter Kuwait if they have been in the UK during the preceding 14 days. After 21 February, if you are entering Kuwait from the UK, or any of the other countries Kuwait considers high risk for COVID-19, you will need valid residency, a negative PCR test conducted in the previous 72 hours, and you will have to quarantine in a designated hotel at your expense for 14 days and undergo 2 PCR tests during this period. This list of countries is regularly updated.

Land and sea border crossings are closed from February 24 to March 30 due to COVID-19.

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Kyrgyzstan

UPDATED 17.03.2021

International travel

There are now regular flights to and from Kyrgyzstan, however, there may be reduced flights on some routes.

There are currently no requirements for quarantine. A negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours is necessary before your arrival by air, or 120 hours by land, is now required for foreign citizens to enter Kyrgyzstan. You’re likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observations on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.

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Laos

UPDATED 17.03.2021

International travel

Commercial flights to and from Laos remain very limited. The Government of the Lao PDR has suspended the visa on arrival service at all international entry points. No visas are being issued to people travelling from or transiting a country with the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Entry procedures for Laos visa-holders: All foreigners must present a Certificate of Entry (issued by the MFA); a completed Declaration form; and a ‘Fit to Fly’ Certificate issued no more than 72 hours before travel. There is compulsory testing for COVID-19 on arrival in Laos at your own expense.

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Lebanon

UPDATED 17.03.2021

International travel

Commercial flights are now operating to and from Lebanon on a limited number of routes.

All passengers travelling to Lebanon must fill this health declaration form online before departure, and also submit a negative PCR test result obtained within 96 hours before arrival in Lebanon. Self-isolation requirements and tests after the arrival: if you have travelled from a country where the Government of Lebanon considers PCR tests to be accurate, you must take an additional PCR test within 72 hours of your arrival. You must also self-quarantine before the test and whilst waiting for your results.

Travellers will also be required to download and activate the “Covid Leb Track” mobile application on arrival to Lebanon, and to present the application to the authorities at Beirut International Airport at the time of the PCR test.

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Malaysia

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

The Malaysian Ministry of Defence instituted a mandatory mask requirement in crowded areas and on public transportation. Failure to comply may result in a RM 1,000 ($235) fine or jail time.

Restrictions are in place in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and the state of Selangor. Travel between districts in these areas is prohibited. Roadblocks are likely. Passengers travelling to the airport will require a letter from the police before travel.

International travel

Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exceptions may apply, including foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa), and students and temporary employment pass.

Any foreign national who wishes to apply to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform.

The Government refuses entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more than 150,000 COVID-19 cases.

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Maldives

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

A Public Health Emergency is in place until 5 March 2021.

There is a curfew in the Greater Male area (which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’) from 6 pm to 6 am local time. Between 6 pm and 11 pm (local time) vehicles are banned. There are no movement restrictions within the Greater Male area outside of these hours.

Travel between the Greater Male region and other islands is no longer restricted to essential services only. When travelling from Greater Male’ (but not including the airport) to other islands, there is a mandatory 10 day home quarantine upon arrival at your destination. The use of masks is mandatory while travelling by air and sea.

International travel

All cruise ships are currently banned from entering and docking in the Maldives. The entry of all safari boats, yachts, and other passenger vessels arriving in the Maldives from an overseas location is restricted indefinitely.

Everyone arriving in the Maldives over 1 year old must provide a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19 in English in both printed and electronic form. PCR-the test must be done no earlier than 96 hours before the 1st port of embarkation. You can find detailed information on the link.

All non-tourist passengers travelling to the Maldives by air (such as residents and returning students) are required to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal. These requirements do not apply to tourists. During the 10 day quarantine period, visitors must also get tested for Covid-19 after 5 days and again after 10 days.

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Mongolia

UPDATED 17.03.2021

International travel

All international flights and rail are suspended until at least 31 March 2021. All road border crossings to and from Russia are closed to foreign nationals. Borders between China and Mongolia are closed. Foreign nationals may be allowed to travel to Mongolia on incoming charter flights if they meet certain criteria (a valid long-stay visa, permanent residency, or business visas) and undertake the required quarantine measures on arrival (14 days in an approved hotel followed by 7 days of self-quarantine).

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Myanmar

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Some restaurants, bars, and shops have reopened with temperature checks and social distancing measures in place. Wearing a face mask is compulsory in public places. Domestic flights inside Myanmar will resume from 16 December 2020. Those wishing to take a domestic flight inside Myanmar need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 36 hours before departure. You may still be required to quarantine on arrival at your destination.

International travel

All international commercial passenger flights have been suspended until 30 April 2021 at the earliest. At present Myanmar authorities can offer business visas to foreign nationals with a compelling case.

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Nepal

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Domestic flights, long-distance bus services have resumed. You may require a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of your flight, for some domestic flights.

International travel

Nepal has officially delayed the reopening of regular tourism to international visitors until at least the middle of November. The only exception to the delay will be for Mountaineering Expeditions and Trekking which is now allowed as of October 17th. A proper visa must be secured before travel or done through their Travel/ Trekking Agency based in Nepal for the arrangement of prior approval.

For now, tourism will mostly be limited to those looking to trek the staggering mountains to control who is coming in. Anyone looking to climb in Nepal must obtain a visa in advance, arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours, and already have a hotel booking to quarantine for at least seven days in the country.

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Oman

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Flights between the capital Muscat and Salalah have been resumed. A night curfew is in place. Hotels are open (though hotel amenities are subject to COVID-19 restrictions). From 11 February, all beaches, leisure spaces and public parks are closed.

International travel

You must have a valid visa before you travel. Visas cannot currently be issued on arrival. Oman government temporarily suspends flights from Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Lebanon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania.

Oman opens its borders to tourists, the following requirements apply:

  • Medical insurance covering the treatment of coronavirus is a prerequisite for entry.
  • Before departure, you need to fill out a special form, providing personal data. You need to download the Tarassud Plus mobile app in advance.
  • The PCR test took no more than 72 hours before departure.
  • The period of stay in the country should not be more than two weeks (in case of entering without a visa – no more than 10 days).
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Pakistan

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

The Government of Pakistan approved limited domestic flight operations from five major airports – Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta.

Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open.

International travel

Pakistan’s aviation authority issues new restrictions for passengers coming from South Africa and the U.K. until 28 February 2021.

The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran.

International air passengers travelling to Pakistan will be subject to a thermal screening on arrival. If you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms you will be allowed to proceed through the airport and will be given instructions to self-isolate at your residence for 14 days. All passengers are required to install and register on the Pass Track app. Arriving passengers who do not have the Pass Track app will need to fill out a health declaration form before landing.

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Philippines

UPDATED 19.03.2021

Domestic travel

Authorities impose lockdown in several areas of Manila, including some hotels; Quezon City government reports restrictions because of COVID-19. Quarantine restrictions extended in Metro Manila, other areas until 31 March amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Public transportation in the Philippines is operating in a limited capacity. Wearing masks is mandatory, and a fine for violating the rule will soon be introduced. Non-essential travel, including for tourist purposes, is now permitted between GCQ and MGCQ regions. There may be entry requirements imposed from region to region so you should check with the relevant local authority.

International travel

Temporary entry restrictions have been introduced. The IATF established the following requirements for foreign nationals who are allowed to enter the Philippines, effective February 1, 2021. Arriving foreign nationals should have valid, existing visas at the time of entry, except for those qualified under the Balikbayan program. These foreign nationals should also have pre-booked accommodation for at least seven nights in an accredited quarantine hotel or facility. They shall also be subject to COVID-19 testing at the quarantine hotel or facility on the sixth day from the date of their arrival. The entry of these foreign nationals will be subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry.

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Qatar

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Qatar moved to Phase 4 of its roadmap for re-opening. Parks, beaches, gyms, and outdoor swimming pools have reopened, as have malls, some restaurants, museums, and libraries, though with varying restrictions on entry, hours, and capacity. Gatherings of up to 5 people inside and up to 15 outside can now take place as long as precautionary measures are taken. Mosques have also reopened, with restrictions, and restaurants have a maximum of four people per table or up to six from the same household.

International travel

Qatar imposes a mandatory 14-day quarantine on passengers returning from the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, and South Africa in one of two specialized hotels: the Intercontinental Doha Hotel or the Mercure Grand Doha.

Hamad International Airport (HIA) remains open for transit flights. Any air passengers arriving in Doha are required to spend one week quarantined in a hotel and undergo PCR testing.

Passengers arriving in Qatar from Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, and Bodrum must present a negative result of a COVID-19 medical test taken within 48 hours of departure to Doha at an accredited medical centre.

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Saudi Arabia

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Limited domestic air travel and regional travel by bus, train, and other means of transportation have resumed. Wearing a face mask in public places is mandatory. Hotels and private rentals are open and available to book. Cafes, restaurants, and places of worship are permitted to operate. All gatherings must be limited to no more than 50 people.

International travel

Saudi Arabia will suspend the entry of people travelling from 20 countries (Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the United States, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India, and Japan).

Travellers from all other countries are required to quarantine at home for 7 days, or 3 days followed by a negative PCR test.

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Singapore

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 2, when eating, or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services, and eateries have reopened with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available for purchase in restaurants after 10:30 pm. Up to 5 people are allowed to gather together outside the home. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is prohibited on public transport.

International travel

Singapore bans entry and transit to anyone who has visited the UK in the past 14 days. Short-term visitors are not allowed entry into Singapore, except those coming in under the Green/Fast Lane arrangements or with special prior approval. Singapore has also ceased port calls for all cruise vessels.

More info: https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/travel-info/covid-19/. To find out which countries are open to travel for Singaporean citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass holders, please click here.

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South Korea

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

South Korea remains well-served by commercial aviation. Social distancing requirements have been reduced to level one, the lowest of the three levels. Facemasks are compulsory in public places and on public transport. Failure to wear a mask can result in a fine of up to 100,000 Korean Won.

You can find information on any local variations on provincial websites as follows:

International travel

Arriving passengers will experience some combination of temperature screening, health questionnaires, and/or COVID-tests, depending on points of departure, visa status, and nationality. All visitors to Korea are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine.

Upon arrival in South Korea, you will have to take the test directly at the airport and, regardless of the results, go to quarantine for 14 days at your own expense. South Korean authorities will provide the space, which will have to pay up to 150,000 won ($137) a day.

More info about quarantine measures can be found here.

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Sri Lanka

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

There is a local curfew in the Divulapitiya, Minuwangoda, and Veyangoda areas in response to positive COVID-19 cases in the community. Several train services suspended amid curfew. Authorities impose lockdown in several areas of the Colombo, Gampaha districts.

Some public places, including restaurants and cafés, remain open in areas that are not under quarantine curfew, but this could change at short notice.

International travel

Sri Lanka suspends flights to the UK from 2:00 on December 23.

Sri Lanka opens its borders on January 21, 2021. There is no minimum mandatory stay in Sri Lanka, but only one of the 55 designated hotels is allowed for the first 14 days. Upon arrival, you must provide a negative result of a PCR test conducted 96 hours before departure. Tourists are also required to take two more PCR tests when visiting the country for up to 7 days and three tests if they stay for more than a week. The visa is issued online.

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Tajikistan
UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

There are no local restrictions or localised lockdowns in place, however, you must wear a face-covering in public spaces, including in vehicles. Breaches of regulations can result in fines or eventually imprisonment. Accommodations (hotels and private rentals, for example) are open.

International travel

Tajikistan allows foreigners to enter the country without a PCR test result if they have a certificate of vaccination against coronavirus. More than a month should pass from the moment of receiving the second dose of the vaccine. If a person was vaccinated two or three weeks ago, they need to pass a PCR test in advance.

For foreigners who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus, the old rules apply — a mandatory PCR test made no earlier than 72 hours before arrival in the country. Children under 3 years of age do not need the test.

Air traffic with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan is resumed. Land border crossings between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, and Afghanistan are closed to travellers. A small number of border points with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are open for cargo only.

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Thailand

UPDATED 19.03.2021

Domestic travel

Domestic flights are gradually resuming. Wearing a face mask is compulsory in public transport. Several measures are in place, including instructions that you must not:

  • enter high-risk areas
  • hoard essential goods
  • attend public gatherings
  • propagate false information

International travel

Thailand plans to reduce quarantine and ease entry conditions from April 1.

  • From April 1, the mandatory quarantine will be reduced from 14 to 10 days, while guests will be allowed to leave their rooms, use the gym, swimming pool and sports grounds.
  • From April 1, arrivals with a vaccination certificate and a PCR test will be quarantined for 7 days with one additional test.
  • The 14-day isolation remains in place for those arriving from countries with a high prevalence of new strains of coronavirus.
  • From April 1, the requirement to provide a fit-to-fly certificate of “fitness for flight” will be cancelled.
  • According to the plans, from July 1, tourists will be allowed to eat in the hotel restaurants and go for massages. From October 1, only arrivals from certain countries with an increased risk are planned to be quarantined.

All travellers arriving in Thailand till April 1st need to provide the following documentation. The documentation may differ for different categories of travellers and should be verified here.

  • Health certificate showing negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test results issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
  • Certificate of entry.
  • Fit to Fly certificate.
  • Certificate from the Thai Embassy or the Thai Consulate in the country of origin
  • Health Insurance covering COVID-19 (not less than 100,000 US dollars).
  • Letter of approval on quarantine accommodation by the Thai authorities
  • Post-quarantine accommodation details for the entire duration of stay

Upon arrival, visitors must pass a two-week quarantine.

Thailand allowed entry without a visa for 30 days to citizens of 64 countries and 90 days to citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Korea and Peru.

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United Arab Emirates

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

Travellers from all Emirates outside of Dubai must visit smartservices.ica.gov.ae to enter their passport information and Emirates ID number. After providing that information, residents should receive a message allowing them to proceed with their travel plans. Dubai residents must receive pre-travel approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigner Affairs. Most shops, restaurants, tourist attractions, and religious establishments are open but there are restrictions and requirements in place to help contain the disease. Social distancing and the wearing of face masks are mandatory when away from your home. This also applies to visitors staying in hotels when they are not in their rooms. Dubai closes bars and pubs until mid-April, reducing the maximum occupancy rate of hotels, shopping centres, and swimming pools to 70%. Restaurants can only be open until 01: 00 at night.

International travel

UAE temporarily suspends issuance of visas to nationals of Turkey, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Kenya, Afghanistan, Pakistan due to COVID-19. Dubai will start requiring a negative PCR test, made 72 hours before departure, from January 31. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has updated the rules of entry for foreign tourists. From December 24, all travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi must submit a certificate of a negative PCR test for coronavirus, received no earlier than 96 hours before the trip. After arrival, tourists will once again have to pass the test, then citizens of countries from the “green” list can travel freely, and all others must pass a 10-day quarantine. If a tourist spends more than 6 days in Abu Dhabi, the PCR test will need to be repeated on the 6th and 12th day of their stay.

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Uzbekistan

UPDATED 17.03.2021

International travel

Air service to Tajikistan is resumed. There is a ban on flights to/from the UK, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Australia, the Netherlands, and South Africa until March 1.

Since March 15, the Uzbek authorities have cancelled mandatory rapid tests for COVID-19 for those entering, the commission for combating the spread of coronavirus under the Cabinet of Ministers reports.

Upon entry, everyone will also be required to provide a PCR test no older than 72 hours.

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Vietnam

UPDATED 17.03.2021

Domestic travel

The measures to combat COVID-19 vary from province to province and can be expected to increase and change at short notice. You should be alert to local variations, take a precautionary approach, and be ready to comply with local authorities. Mask wearing is compulsory in public settings. All public transportation including flights cannot enter or leave Quang Ninh province and Chi Linh City in Hai Duong province from 28 January because of COVID-19 concerns.

International travel

Vietnam suspends flights from South Africa, U.K. because of COVID-19 variants. International flights are restricted until mid-February.

Commercial flights to and from Vietnam remain very limited. There are some restrictions on airside transit which you should check in advance to ensure you can transit, particularly transit times, visa and transit visa requirements, and whether your baggage can be transferred airside at transit points. Vietnam has temporarily suspended issuing of visas and entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are several exemptions for diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers.

Borders with China, Cambodia, and Laos are currently closed.

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Yemen

UPDATED 17.03.2021

International travel

There are entry restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The majority of land, sea, and airports are closed until further notice, with only very limited international flights taking place. Exemptions are in place for humanitarian relief and essential goods. All travellers arriving in Yemen are required to enter quarantine facilities for 14 days.

Authorities across Yemen have introduced a range of measures. These include curfews, movement restrictions, closures of businesses, and limitations on public and private gatherings.

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Algeria

UPDATED 19.03.2021

Domestic travel

Interprovincial transportation resumes. A curfew is in effect from 10 pm to 5 am in 19 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Batna, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Ain Temouchent and Relizane. Domestic flights resumed to/from some airports from 6 December.

International travel

The Algerian authorities have extended the current night curfew from 22:00 to 05:00 until March 31 in 16 provinces, including Algeria, Oran, Tebessa, and Constantine. Borders are closed and international flights are suspended until March 31st.

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Angola

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

The use of a face mask is required in all public areas, including anytime you leave your house or hotel room, when driving (even when alone in your car), and in all establishments. Face masks are not required for walking or exercising outside between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., although groups exercising together are limited to no more than five people. Everyone is encouraged to adhere to social distancing.

International travel

Angola has announced that it has closed its borders to arrivals from the UK, South Africa, Nigeria, and Australia. From midnight on 24 January, Angola will close its borders to arrivals from Portugal and Brazil.

Entry to Angola is prohibited except for Angolan nationals and foreign nationals resident in Angola. All air passengers arriving and departing in Angola are required to have taken a coronavirus PCR test 72 hours before their arrival. You should carry proof of your negative test result with you. If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to undertake 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a government facility or a government-approved hotel (the latter at your own expense).

If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to undertake 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a government facility or a government-approved hotel (the latter at your own expense).

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Benin

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

Travel within the country should be limited to essential travel only. Capacity on public transport is limited to 50%. Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. Restrictions on bars, restaurants and entertainment spots have been lifted. Visits to public institutions, including government buildings, have been limited. Additional measures include the requirement to wear face masks in public spaces and a systematic sanctioning of those people found to have breached restriction and confinement measures imposed on them. Schools and other educational establishments have been reopened.

International travel

Entry visas are restricted. Entry and exit at border crossings are limited to “extreme necessity” and authorised in liaison with bordering countries. All arriving passengers must undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing – one test on arrival and a second test 14 days after the first negative test result. All departing passengers must undergo testing at Cotonou Cadjehoun International Airport or Palais des Congres. Fees are 50,000 FCFA (normal service) or 75,000 FCFA (premium service). Passengers will be required to leave their passports with Immigration Police for 72 hours until the first test results are received. All passengers must complete a health form online.

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Botswana

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

The State of Public Emergency has been extended until 31 March 2021. There is a nationwide curfew in place – with no movement of people, except those with a movement permit (for essential services), between 10 pm to 4 am.

Botswana is divided into nine coronavirus zones. You will need to apply for an interzonal travel permit to travel between the coronavirus zones. Public transportation is operating under restrictions. Restaurants in Botswana are open, under social distancing requirements. Many hotels and other accommodation providers are open. Face coverings are compulsory in hotels and other accommodations.

International travel

Air travel has resumed to and from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, Maun International Airport, Kasane International Airport and G. Matante International Airport in Francistown. Ground crossings have resumed at the border posts of Kazungula Road, Kazungula Ferry, Ngoma, Ramokgwebana, Mamuno, Mohembo, Bokspits, Kasane, Maitengwe, McCarthy’s, Point Drift, Plaatjan and Two Rivers. You must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed no more than 72 hours before your departure. After arrival, you will have to remain in contact with the local health authority for a period of 14 days for self-monitoring. You will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry.

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Burkina Faso

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

The Government of Burkina Faso cancelled the curfew which was in effect throughout the country, except for the provinces that are under a state of emergency (the East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region).

International travel

Commercial flights to and from Burkina Faso remain limited. Land borders remain closed until further notice.

All international travellers are required to present a negative COVID 19 test certificate dated no more than 5 days before departure to Burkina Faso. Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival must quarantine for 14 days at home or in a hotel. There is no quarantine requirement for those with a negative test result. COVID 19 tests will be carried out on the 1st, 8th, and 14th day following arrival.

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Burundi

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Arriving and departing passengers must present a negative PCR test done no later than 72-hours before embarkation. Passengers are being screened on arrival and are required to quarantine for 7 days in selected hotels, having to bear all related costs for testing and lodging. The country’s land and sea border restrictions would be relaxed in phases, based on health protocols in place. Those arriving by land do not have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

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Cameroon

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

Domestic travel is allowed. You must wear a mask or face covering and gloves to be allowed to enter any airport in Cameroon. Accommodation is generally open at the current time. Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. Restrictions on bars, restaurants and entertainment spots have been lifted.

International travel

Cameroon has closed all its land, sea, and air borders in response to coronavirus and has only partly reopened to nationals, residents, diplomats, and professionals. All new arrivals to the country must obtain a negative coronavirus test result dated no older than three days before travelling. Passengers coming from some countries particularly affected by COVID-19 (described as in ‘the red zone but with no further clarification) will be subjected to extra testing for COVID-19 on arrival at Yaoundé and Douala international airports.

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Cape Verde

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

The Government of Cabo Verde declared a “State of Emergency” meant to allow the government to enforce social isolation and social-distancing measures more strictly and oblige non-essential businesses to close. Internal inter-island flights and passenger ferries are operational. If you’re travelling between islands, you’ll need to complete an online health surveillance form and you’ll need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel from some of the islands.

International travel

Cape Verde’s air and sea borders have now reopened. You’ll need a COVID-19 test to enter Cape Verde. The test has to be done in the last 72 hours before travel. If you don’t present a COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours, you will not be allowed to board. Children under 7 do not need to present a COVID-19 test. Before your travel, you will need to complete: the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE site and pay 3,400 escudos. (This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally residents in Cape Verde). You will also need an online health surveillance form.

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The Central African Republic

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Entry to the Central African Republic: COVID-19 tests are required for incoming passengers. Some air companies and airports also require a negative COVID test before boarding to the Central African Republic. Some of the Central African Republic’s neighbouring countries have started to re-open their land borders, including those with the Central African Republic. This includes the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan.

Screening on arrival: All travellers entering CAR are required to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser, have their body temperatures taken, and disinfect luggage among other measures. Quarantine requirements: A mandatory 14-day self-isolation is in place for any person entering the Central African Republic coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus.

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Chad

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

There are quarantine measures in the capital N’Djamena and provincial capitals, restricting entry and exit. The movement to/from N’Djamena is banned apart from authorised missions. The Government has changed the curfew hours. The curfew hours in N’Djamena and 9 provinces (Guera, Kanem, Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mayo-Kebbi Ouest, Mayo-Kebbi Est, Moyen Chari, Batha, and Ennedi Est) and the districts of Mandela, Logone-Gana, and N’Djamena Farah are from 8 pm to 5 am. The Government has extended the health emergency, restricting movement and public gatherings throughout the country until 10 March 2021.

Wearing face masks when outdoors is compulsory throughout the country with penalties, including potential imprisonment, for non-compliance.

International travel

From midnight on 29 December, all passengers coming from the UK will be banned from entering Chad until further notice.

Commercial flights to and from Chad have resumed but remain very limited. Travellers will have their temperature screened on arrival. Anyone with a fever will be moved to a hospital. All international travellers are required to present a negative COVID 19 test certificate dated no more than 72 hours before arrival in Chad. If you enter Chad, you’ll need to surrender your passport, quarantine at home for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test on the 7th day. Passports will be returned upon presentation of the COVID-19 test receipt.

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Comoros

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

You can get a visa on arrival at Haha ya airport or other points of entry for €30. Details are available on the Haha ya airport site (in French). The authorities in Comoros have introduced measures, including enhanced screening procedures, to prevent the spread of coronavirus within Comoros, including between the islands of Grande Comore, Moheli, and Anjouan. The number of passengers on public transport is limited (10 in buses, 4 in taxis).

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

There is a curfew from 21:00 to 05:00. Public transportation in DRC is operating in a reduced capacity, and domestic flights remain suspended. Travellers moving from one province to another must present a negative coronavirus test result. The test result date must fall within 3 days before the date you intend to leave the province. Hotels and some shops are open. Businesses, banks, restaurants and shops are reopening in Kinshasa with social distancing measures in place.

International travel

All travellers entering DRC are subject to screening, including temperature checks. All travellers are required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test upon entry. The test result date must fall within 3 days before your arrival date. Those suspected of having coronavirus will be placed into quarantine, likely in local health centres, for up to 14 days. You must complete a registration form and pay online at the official DRC INRB site www.inrbcovid.com before starting your travel. You must provide proof of a negative test for coronavirus upon departure. The test result date must fall within 3 days before your departure date.

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Djibouti

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

Hotels resumed normal operations from June 30. Face coverings must be worn in public and private spaces where social distancing is not possible. Restaurants, shops are open with social distancing measures in place. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.

International travel

Whether arriving by air, land or sea, you will be required to provide a PCR test certificate from the country where you started your journey. The test must be taken within 72 hours before you leave your destination and within 120 hours of your arrival in Djibouti. On arrival at all entry points (land, air or sea), if you are older than 11 years, you will be tested for COVID-19 at your own expense and will have to remain at the point of entry until you receive the test results (estimated waiting up to four hours). If your result is negative, you will be free to go to your accommodation. If the result is positive you will be taken to a government-designated quarantine hotel or hospital.

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Egypt
UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Passengers must provide a negative result of a PCR test in English, conducted no earlier than 72 hours before arrival in Egypt. The certificate must contain the original blue seal and signature of the doctor, QR or barcode. In the absence of the original document, it is allowed to have a certificate of passing the PCR test in electronic form, sent by e-mail by the laboratory where the test was conducted.

Passengers from all countries will have temperatures observed, will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details, and will need to confirm a valid health insurance policy to airport authorities.

Passengers from all countries will have temperatures observed, will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details, and will need to confirm a valid health insurance policy to airport authorities.

Transit Passengers from & to international destinations only (who are entitled to Hotel Accommodation and will not be staying at Cairo Airport till their Onward Flight) must have a negative PCR test.

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Equatorial Guinea

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

Internal flights have resumed. Flights between Malabo and the mainland are limited to one per day. The hotel sector is now open. The use of masks within hotels and other accommodation is compulsory. Masks are compulsory in all places of business, including hotels and restaurants and public transport. Authorities have prohibited all mass gatherings of over 10 people, including weddings and sporting events. Nightclubs remain closed.

International travel

Entry into Equatorial Guinea is prohibited for all passenger flights (including stopover flights) from the UK.

Some airlines have resumed limited commercial flights to and from Malabo. You must have proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours before arrival. If you are tested at the airport on arrival, you must go to a nominated isolation hotel or agreed isolation area for three to five days until results are given. If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate for a further 14 days.

Equatorial Guinea closed its land, sea, and air borders in response to coronavirus and has only partly reopened them, to nationals, residents, diplomats, and professionals.

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Eritrea

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

A lockdown across Eritrea is in place. Travel is banned unless for the movement of essential goods or authorized persons. You can go out to buy essential food items and medicines, but this needs to be in your local area on foot. Public transportation has stopped services until further notice and most private cars are banned from the road.

International travel

Eritrea’s land borders are closed and international and domestic flights are suspended until further notice. There are occasional charter flights organised by Embassies resident in Asmara.

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Eswatini

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

Some land border posts have been closed, including Sicunisa, Gege, Lundzi, Sandlane, Bulembu, and Nsalitje. A curfew from 8 pm to 4 am remains in place and all are encouraged to stay at home unless movement is essential. It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. Non-compliance risks a fine. Some hotels are open, but not for tourists.

International travel

Borders have reopened. Specific conditions must be met to enter Eswatini. A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry.

Returning residents will be subjected to mandatory 14-day quarantine in government-designated locations or mandatory self-isolation.

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Ethiopia

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Proof of a negative COVID-19 RT PCR test result issued within the previous 120 hours (5 days), starting from the time the sample is given, is required for all air passengers over the age of 10 years entering Ethiopia (except diplomats). All passengers will be subject to 7 days of mandatory self-isolation. You must provide the address for your self-isolation upon arrival.

Passengers transiting for 24 hours or less can remain in the departure lounge of the airport. For transits over 24 hours, you will be taken to a designated transit hotel for the duration of your stay.

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Gabon

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

The state of emergency in the field of health care has been extended indefinitely. Domestic flight restrictions have eased to allow four flights per airline per week. Travel outside Libreville to inland Gabon is allowed if you have a negative coronavirus test result that is less than 14 days old. Markets have reopened as normal.

There is a daily curfew from 8 pm to 5 am. You must wear a mask in public areas.

International travel

UK nationals must receive authorisation from the Gabonese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before travelling to Gabon.

Flight restrictions have eased to allow three flights per airline, per week. On arrival, passengers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 3 days. If you do travel to Gabon, you will be required to quarantine for 15 days in a government facility, or another facility arranged by your place of work. Land and sea borders are closed.

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Guinea-Bissau

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Land and sea borders have now reopened and commercial air links have resumed. All those entering Guinea Bissau must present a negative COVID-19 test result from an accredited institution, taken within the previous 72 hours. You may also be required to fill in a form with information on your origin and contacts. If you display any symptoms for COVID-19 on arrival, you will be tested again, and have to remain in isolation at your place of residence until results are delivered. You will also have to take a COVID test within 72 hours of your departure from Guinea Bissau for 30,000 CFA.

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Kenya

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

All travellers – even those only transiting Kenya – must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers arriving from specific countries are exempt from the Government of Kenya’s 14-day quarantine requirement, but must still have a negative COVID-19 test. The full list of quarantine-exempt countries can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority site. Other travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment of the traveller’s ability to quarantine.

Kenya extends its nightly COVID-19 curfew until March 12, 2021, with an additional hour of curfew — from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

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Lesotho

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

Lesotho returned to “Orange Level” restrictions on 3 February 2021. Only essential businesses and services may operate. Everyone must remain at their place of residence except when accessing or providing essential goods and services. A curfew is in place from 9 pm to 5 am. There are restrictions on the number of people permitted on public transport. All retail stores, hardware shops and supermarkets are permitted to operate between 8 am-6 pm. Masks must be worn and windows must remain open at all times. Anyone leaving their place of residence must wear a face covering.

International travel

Lesotho returned to “Orange level” restrictions from 3 February 2021: Moshoeshoe International Airport is closed under the Red Level Restrictions, except for transport of essential goods and essential services personnel. Movement across the border is restricted to those providing essential goods and services, those with medical emergencies (with permits) and certain other limited categories. Those permitted to enter Lesotho must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours.

The border crossing points at Maseru Bridge, Caledonspoort (Butha Buthe), Maputsoe Bridge, Qacha’s Nek Bridge and Vanrooyens Gate (Mafeteng) are open for specific categories of traveller. Entry and exit are permitted for essential services and trade.

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Liberia

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

The nationwide state of Emergency has now expired. However, a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise.

International travel

All non-exempt incoming and outgoing air travellers at Liberia’s Roberts International Airport will be tested for COVID-19. You must present proof of US$75 payment for your PCR test before your sample is collected. There are two payment options available. You can pay in advance via the Lib Travel mobile app, or you can pay at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) banking window (in US dollars cash or by card) on arrival.

All land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers.

Before departure from Liberia, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 test result, and a travel certificate issued by Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory.

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Libya

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

Libya remains closed for domestic travel.

International travel

Residents are allowed to enter. Foreign nationals are allowed to enter, though flights to Libya remain limited. Travellers will undergo health checks along with temperature screening. A COVID-19 PCR test will be administered.

On arrival, travellers will undergo PCR testing and must quarantine for three days until the result is received. Arriving passengers may be asked to complete a health declaration form.

Anyone arriving in Benghazi, as well as other areas in eastern Libya, will need to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within the last 48 hours before their arrival.

Travellers departing from Libya must have a PCR test carried out within 20 hours before the flight. Most of the land and sea borders remain closed.

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Madagascar

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

To enter Madagascar you will need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of travel. You will also be required to take a test at Ivato International Airport and to self-isolate at your own expense until the test result is received (typically 4 – 5 days). If the test is positive, you may be required to go to a state-mandated facility for treatment.

Madagascar civil aviation authority bans flights from, Belgium, France, Germany Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom. Passengers boarding domestic flights will be required to take a coronavirus test 48 hours before departure and will only be allowed to board if the test is negative.

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Malawi

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Passengers will be required to submit to the health officials a completed health traveller declaration form and a negative COVID-19 certificate obtained no more than 72 hours before the arrival.

Passengers with a negative test result will proceed on self-monitoring for signs and symptoms, they can mix with others but are required to always use face masks, observe physical distancing, practice hand hygiene. Should they experience any COVID-19 related symptoms they should contact health authorities.

The visa regime operational before COVID-19 is back in force to control entry and visas can be obtained on arrival or in advance using an online system. See the Visa page for further info.

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Mali

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

Regional borders are open and commercial flights have resumed. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Limited hotels are open. However, there are no guarantees there are social distancing measures put in place. Public spaces and services – It remains mandatory to wear a face mask in public spaces. Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited, but commonplace.

International travel

To enter Mali you will either need to present a negative COVID test certificate less than 72 hours old or be tested on arrival at the airport. While waiting for the test results, you will either have to quarantine at home or in a hotel. Even if a negative test is presented on arrival but you show symptoms, you will be made to quarantine until a negative result is obtained.

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Mauritania

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

You must take a PCR test less than 72 hours before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival. You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival.

If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your place of residence, a government-approved hotel or quarantine centre.

If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 14 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine.

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Mauritius

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

There are no restrictions on movement around Mauritius. However, social distancing and wearing of face masks in public remains mandatory. Hotel accommodation remains closed to tourists.

International travel

Individuals who have been in the UK within the previous 14 days will not be allowed entry to Mauritius. Travellers from the UK will be allowed to enter Mauritius from 1 March 2021. To enter Mauritius, you must:

  • Book airline travel and accommodation via the official Mauritian Tourism Promotion Agency website.
  • Undergo a period of “in the room” quarantine in a government-approved hotel on a full board basis for 14 days on arrival.
  • Take a COVID-19 test no more than 7 days before your departure for Mauritius and demonstrate a negative test result on entry.
  • Take a COVID-19 test on the day of arrival, and day 7 and day 14 of your stay. If at any point, you receive a positive test result, you will be transferred to a public medical facility for treatment.
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Morocco

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

A night-time curfew from 9 pm to 6 am has been in effect since 23 December 2020. Exceptions apply to emergency cases only. Public and private gatherings and parties across the country are banned, and restaurants, coffee shops, shops and supermarkets must close at 8 pm. Movement into/out of Tangier and Casablanca is prohibited. Wearing a face mask is compulsory in public spaces.

International travel

Morocco is suspending all flights from Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey from February 22 for at least 15 days. The suspension of flights between Morocco and Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom is also extended.

The borders are open to visitors from countries that have a visa-free regime. Quarantine is not required, but a PCR test is required no older than 72 hours at the time of departure. You also need an invitation from a Moroccan company or confirmation of your reservation at the hotel. Also, you need to fill out an online form about your health, the printout will be checked on arrival.

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Mozambique

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

The Mozambican government has declared a national State of Emergency, which will remain in place indefinitely. The new restrictions include a mandatory curfew in the Greater Maputo area (Maputo, Matola, Boane and Marracuene) from 9 pm to 4 am, limiting meetings to 30 people in closed spaces, and 50 people in outdoor spaces, and the closing of beaches, gyms and swimming pools. Wearing face coverings is compulsory in all public spaces including public transport.

International travel

Entry to Mozambique is allowed to all travellers with a valid tourist or residency visa. It is not possible to obtain a visa on arrival in Mozambique. The issuing of border visas for tourism purposes has now resumed. If you are a holder of a valid visa, a temporary stay visa, or a ‘DIRE’ identification and residency documents for foreigners, you will not need to obtain prior permission from authorities to enter or leave Mozambique.

All travellers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test issued in their departure country in the 72 hours before travel. All arriving passengers are required to provide their contact details to the Mozambican authorities.

A 10-day quarantine on all arrivals has been imposed, regardless of nationality or previous travel, followed by a negative test result for COVID-19. Besides, travellers can self-quarantine for 14 days without passing an additional COVID-19 test.

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Namibia

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Any person entering Namibia must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Namibia. The test result must not be older than 7 days (or 168 hours) at the time of entry into Namibia. This requirement also applies to anyone who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 – a negative test must still be produced before entry into the country. Permanent residents do not need to provide a negative test on arrival, but you should check with your airline for any regulations they might have.

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Nigeria

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

Domestic flights in Nigeria have resumed after a period of suspension. The Government reopened all airports for domestic flights. Most states in Nigeria have introduced their own restrictions on movement. There is a daily nationwide night-time curfew between 12 am and 4 am. The use of face masks is mandatory in all public spaces.

International travel

Anyone entering Nigeria, over the age of 10, will be required to present a negative PCR test no older than 96 hours. Before departure, passengers travelling to Nigeria must complete the on-line pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal. On arrival, all passengers will be screened by Port Health Officials and be required to provide full contact details, including their address in Nigeria.

All passengers will be tested again within 7 days of arrival, at their own expense.

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Rwanda

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

A curfew is in place between 7 pm and 4 am. Travel between Kigali and other provinces and districts is not permitted, except for essential services and tourism (tourists must possess a negative COVID-19 test result). Businesses are closed, except for distribution and delivery services as well as those selling goods, medicine (pharmacies), hygiene and cleaning products, fuel, and other essential items but will operate at 30 per cent capacity. Businesses permitted to operate must close by 6:00 p.m. Restaurants and cafes will only provide take-away services.

International travel

Arriving passengers must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 120 hours before their first departure. Departing passengers must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test before departure. After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel whilst awaiting the results of a second COVID-19 test, taken on arrival, which can be up to 24 hours.

Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.

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Senegal

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

Internal flights have restarted. There are no restrictions to travel between regions, and no authorisation is needed. Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and when travelling, including in a private car if there are two or more people in the car. A mandatory nightly curfew between 9 pm and 5 am came into effect for the regions of Dakar and Thiès. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential government service workers.

International travel

The government of Senegal has said airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries that have put in place travel restrictions for Senegal unless they are ordinarily resident in Senegal, diplomats, military, health professionals, and other specific professional categories.

To enter Senegal, you must provide a negative test dated no more than 5 days earlier, issued in the country where you started your trip and authorised by that country or a recognised health organisation. If this is not possible, you will need to declare that you have no symptoms and accept having a test done on arrival, if deemed necessary. You must also complete and submit a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator’ form on arrival in Senegal. You’ll need to submit this form at border control. You can access the form on the Dakar Airport site.

Land and sea borders remain closed except the Senegal-Gambia border which is now open.

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Seychelles

UPDATED 05.03.2021

Domestic travel

Inter-island public transport has resumed with revised timetables and guidelines for passengers. If you intend to travel between islands, you should consult the relevant ferry and airline service schedules. People should observe social distancing at all times and practice good hygiene. Social distancing is enforced on public transport. Masks are mandatory for public transport. Some hotels are open across Seychelles.

International travel

Seychelles Islands are open for tourism, including for the Russians. Upon arrival in the country, tourists will have to provide a certificate that they have received both doses of the vaccine. In addition to a vaccination before the trip, you will also have to provide a certificate with a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours. For tourists with vaccinations, the quarantine requirement will be lifted. Foreign citizens who come to Seychelles under the age of 18 do not need to provide a certificate of vaccination against coronavirus. Seychelles opens the entrance to tourists who have not been vaccinated on March 25. Arrivals will only need a PCR test no older than 72 hours. With effect from Monday 28 December, the United Kingdom will no longer feature on the list of countries from which visitors may travel to Seychelles. The restrictions apply provisionally until February 15, 2021.

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Sierra Leone

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Commercial flights have resumed although at a reduced schedule. If you intend to travel to Sierra Leone, you must obtain authorization from the Government of Sierra Leone through the portal before you travel. To get authorisation you must have the following: proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test issued no later than 7 days before departure; a pre-depart. On arrival at Freetown Lungi International airport, all passengers are required to have both a COVID-19 PCR and RDT test (in addition to the negative test result required to get authorization to travel to Sierra Leone). Before departure from Sierra Leone, you’ll need to pay for and take a PCR COVID-19 test through the portal within 72 hours of your departure.

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Somalia

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Commercial flights operate in Somalia. Restrictions remain in place in neighbouring countries, including land border closures and quarantine measures. You should check before travelling to the borders of Ethiopia, Djibouti, or Kenya.

A negative COVID-19 negative test, taken no more than 96 hours before travel, is required for entry into Somalia. A negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before travel, is required for exit from Somalia.

Qatar Airways has resumed flights to Mogadishu from 6 September.

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South Africa

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

Level three lockdown restrictions are in place across the country. There is a curfew between 12 am and 4 am.

Some internal flights are operating. You will need to fill in a health declaration form which must be handed in at the airport. If travelling within South Africa you may travel straight to the airport. You must wear a mask if using public transport, which is operating with strict hygiene requirements and reduced passenger numbers. Long-distance train services between cities resume after suspension.

International travel

You cannot currently enter and exit South Africa via land borders. All arriving foreigners will need to provide a negative PCR test result with no older than 72 hours before their trip and, if necessary, pass quarantine at their own expense. Travellers will also need to provide proof of accommodation address should they need to self-quarantine at the time of arrival in the country.

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South Sudan

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

South Sudan has reopened its land borders but in effect, they remain closed due to restrictions in place from neighbouring countries. To enter South Sudan, you must have a certificate showing you are free from coronavirus, issued no more than 96 hours ahead of your journey, and endorsed by a reputable medical provider. You will also need prior permission to enter the country from the National Taskforce. Anyone entering the nation will be assigned to a 14-day quarantine.

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Sudan

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

All national COVID-19 restrictions have been removed. There remains the possibility of curfews, travel restrictions or other measures being reintroduced at short notice. You should comply with all local COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Sudanese authorities.

Hotels remain open but may offer limited services.

Many cafes, restaurants and markets continue to operate. Mosques and other places of worship may be open to the public with social distancing and other preventive measures in place.

International travel

Flights to and from some regional countries now operate but other commercial options remain limited. The Government of Sudan has partially re-opened Khartoum International Airport to international flights. Sudan has authorized limited international flights to/from Egypt, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

All passengers, excluding Sudanese nationals, must possess a certified negative to polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of their arrival.

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Tanzania

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Commercial flights are operating to and from Tanzania. To enter Tanzania, passengers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, performed within 72 hours before boarding their flight. Passengers should fill in Health Surveillance Form on the plane, or any other transport means and submit them to Port Health authorities upon arrival. The Government of Tanzania is implementing temperature scanning for all international passengers arriving in Tanzania. If you show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival, you may be required to quarantine at a government-designated facility at your own expense.

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The Gambia

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

All facilities in The Gambia are open. Social distancing measures should be applied. Certain public health regulations, including the mandatory wearing of face masks and restrictions on public gatherings, remain in effect.

International travel

Commercial flights to and from The Gambia remain very limited. The Gambia’s airspace is closed, except for medical cargo flights and essential supplies. The land border with Senegal is also closed, except for security personnel and the passage of essential supplies. To enter The Gambia, you will need to show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before you travel to Ministry of Health officials upon arrival.

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Togo

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

All land border crossings are closed and regional air connections with Togo, Ghana, and Burkina Faso are temporarily suspended – except for humanitarian services. All arriving passengers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days before boarding. All passengers arriving in Togo must complete an online immigration and health form and pay for a COVID-19 test (on the same website) before travel. Before leaving the airport you must download the Togo Safe application, which will allow you to specify the location where you will self-isolate until you receive your test results.

The state of emergency in the country has been extended until March 2021.

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Tunisia

UPDATED 04.03.2021

Domestic travel

There is a national curfew in all regions across the country, from 8 pm to 5 am. During the curfew you are only allowed to leave your residence in case of an emergency; cafes and restaurants are open at a reduced capacity, after 4 pm they are only open for takeaway service; gatherings are banned; movement between cities is banned.

International travel

The rules you should follow are no longer determined by nationality or the country from which you are travelling. Instead, there is one set of measures that applies to all people arriving in Tunisia.

  • You must take a PCR test between 72 and 120 hours before travel and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled, at your point of arrival in Tunisia. Children under 12 years old are exempt from this requirement.
  • You must complete this Tunisian government short online questionnaire before travelling.
  • You must download and use the Tunisian government’s ‘track and trace’ application on your mobile phone.
  • On arrival, you must self-isolate at your place of residence, a government-approved hotel, or quarantine centre for 14 days at your own expense.

If you wish to pay for a second PCR test after 7 days, and this comes back negative, you will be permitted to leave quarantine early.

On 1 February, all direct flights between the UK and Tunisia (and other countries where the new COVID-19 strain has been detected) were suspended until further notice.

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Uganda

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

International flights resumed at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October. On departure, you may be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate, dated no more than 72 hours before your time of departure. Please check with your airline in advance of travel for the latest guidance. Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. Land borders have also re-opened.

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Zambia

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Tourist and business visit visas are available in advance and on arrival in Zambia. All visitors to Zambia must have proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the 7 days before their arrival. Visitors are responsible for monitoring their condition for 14 days after arrival and should report any occurrence of COVID-19 symptoms to medical authorities.

Traveller Health Questionnaires are provided on incoming flights for passengers to complete before disembarkation.

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Zimbabwe

UPDATED 04.03.2021

International travel

Tourists and non-residents entering Zimbabwe must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 48 hours before they arrived at the border. If you are not a Zimbabwean citizen or resident and you do not have a negative test result, or if you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, you will be denied entry into Zimbabwe.

People arriving in Zimbabwe are subject to a 14-day quarantine period.

On leaving Zimbabwe, you will be required to present a negative COVID-19 certificate, issued no more than 48 hours before boarding your flight.

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Antigua and Barbuda

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

A State of Emergency is in place until 31 March 2021. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11 pm to 5 am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention (from 29 January to 19 February all persons must remain in their accommodation from 8 pm to 5 am each day); face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry into any supermarket or market. All bars are closed from January 29 to February 19. Restaurants are closed and can only offer takeaway food.

International travel

All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All maritime vessels must enter Antigua and Barbuda via the Nevis Street Pier.

All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals.

All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals.

Passengers arriving by sea are not required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test but must enter via Nevis Street Pier in St John’s and follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.

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Argentina

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

Measures to control the spread of COVID-19 have been extended until at least midnight on 28 February. The whole of the country is now in a phase of mandatory social distancing. The restrictions imposed may vary between jurisdictions. In most parts of Argentina, you are required to cover your nose and mouth with a facemask or other garment whenever you go out in public. In the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, you must stay in your accommodation. In other parts of the country free movement is allowed within each jurisdiction provided that social distancing rules are adhered to.

International travel

Argentina suspends flights from the UK, Australia, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands. Borders are closed to non-resident foreign travellers. Argentinian nationals and residents returning from overseas must undergo 14 days of self-isolation and monitor symptoms. Everyone must install the app “CuidAR” on their personal device. Passengers must now also complete a Health Declaration form online within 48 hours before the trip. All travellers to Argentina (children under 6 are exempted) must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travelling unless you are: a crew member, transiting the country through an international airport for less than 24 hours; or have had coronavirus confirmed by a lab test within 90 days of your trip.

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Barbados

UPDATED 09.03.2021

International travel

All travellers must present on arrival a valid COVID-19 negative test result taken no more than 3 days in advance of your flight’s arrival. All arrivals from the UK are required to undergo a rapid antigen test at the airport. If negative, you will then be quarantined at approved facilities). You will be monitored for seven days after arrival. You will be required to undergo a second PCR test 5 days after arrival. You can find full and definitive details of the protocols at the Visit Barbados site.

For travellers from other countries: you will be monitored for seven days after arrival. You will be required to undergo a second PCR test 5 days after the first accepted negative test result. You will need to remain in your hotel room and may be required to wear an electronic tracking bracelet until you receive the results of your second test. If the result of that second test is negative, you will not be subject to further quarantine. If you test positive for COVID-19 at any point during your stay in Barbados, you will be required to self-isolate.

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Belize

UPDATED 09.03.2021

International travel

Whilst travel by air has resumed, all Belize land and sea borders remain closed for entry into Belize with the following exceptions, all subject to pre-approval: Belize nationals and permanent residents, foreign diplomats accredited to Belize, a holder of a valid work permit, a businessperson with investments in Belize, a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize. If you are eligible for entry via land or seaports, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your nearest Belize Consulate or Embassy before arrival.

Foreign travellers must meet the following requirements (which are subject to change):

  • Book accommodation at an approved hotel
  • Download the Belize Health App, fill out the required information, and register your trip with your booking confirmation number
  • Obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test result 72 hours before departure
  • If you are unable to obtain a COVID-19 PCR test before departure, you will be tested for COVID-19 at the airport (at your own cost) and must wait for your results
  • Anyone with a positive test result will be placed into 14 days mandatory quarantine at their own expense. To be cleared from quarantine, you must produce two negative tests at the end of this period.

Travellers who have met all requirements and are approved to leave the airport will then be transported to their Gold Standard approved accommodation and can participate in Gold Standard approved activities and tours.

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Bolivia

UPDATED 19.03.2021

Domestic travel

There is a curfew between the hours of 12 am (midnight) and 5 am from Monday to Sunday. At the weekend in the La Paz department (including the city of La Paz), there is a curfew between 4 pm and 5 am, in addition to the national restrictions above. Face masks are required in public.

Local authorities may impose further restrictions, including on the movement of people under 12 and over 65 years old, and weekend movement, depending on the risk level of the town or city as assessed by the Bolivian government.

International travel

Bolivia extends suspension of flights to/from Europe until May 31 due to COVID-19. Repatriation flights are permitted for Bolivian citizens intending to return from Europe. Citizens must go through a 14-day quarantine. However, all other international travel continues according to the following travel protocols:

  • Travellers are required to complete an online application form before travel and present it upon arrival.
  • Travellers must present a PCR test done no more than 72 hours before travel for travellers from border countries, no more than 7 days if you are travelling from South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, and no more than 10 days for travellers from North America, Europe (where permitted), Asia and Oceania.
  • It is now possible to enter and leave Bolivia by air on commercial flights. Passengers boarding flights to Bolivia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is dated within 7 days of the flight, certified by a Bolivian consulate. You should check specific requirements with your airline.
  • Land, river, and lake border crossings remain closed.
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Brazil

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

Restrictions vary between states across Brazil, and you should check local government websites for the latest before you visit. Everyone must continue to follow protocols including wearing face masks, frequent hand washing and social distancing. An around-the-clock lockdown has been declared in Brasilia to combat the spread of COVID-19.

International travel

A two-week quarantine has been introduced for passengers who have visited the UK, Ireland, or South Africa in the 14-day period before travelling to Brazil. There is a ban on flights to/from South Africa. All travellers to Brazil by air (Brazilians and foreigners) must present the following to the airline before boarding:

  • Negative COVID-19 test: specifically, a document from a laboratory test (RT-PCR) for screening for infection by SARS-CoV-2, with a negative/non-reactive result, performed within 72 hours before the moment of boarding; and
  • Traveller’s Health Declaration (DSV): filled out (in print or digitally) agreeing to sanitary measures that must be complied with during the traveller’s time in Brazil. Note: the Brazilian government has not issued the specifics of this document yet but it is understood that the form will be distributed before boarding the aeroplane to Brazil.

Requirements to enter:

  • Foreign nationals must present proof of valid health insurance that provides coverage during the period of their stay unless they are students attending Brazilian institutions or Brazilian residents
  • Insurance must have a minimum coverage of BRL 30,000 and must be written in English or Portuguese
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Canada

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

There are some regional variations, but they generally include a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges, and many public facilities, museums, cinemas, and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service. Check guidance for each province.

International travel

The border between the United States and Canada will be closed until at least March 21, 2021.

The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals, until at least 21 February 2021. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens, and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. To enter, you must provide a negative result of a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival in the country. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. From February 22, the quarantine will be held at a hotel or a specially designated place by the state.

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Chile

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

Chile is under a daily nationwide curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am. Beginning Thursday, November 5, with the exceptions below, the national curfew will be from 12:00 midnight to 5:00 am. It is compulsory to wear a protective face mask in public spaces, including all forms of transport. In areas in quarantine, you are only allowed to leave your residence under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. More information about restrictions in the regions of Chile can be found here.

International travel

All non-resident foreign nationals – who have been in the United Kingdom during the last 14 days – are not currently permitted to enter Chile.

Foreign citizens can enter Chile, including for tourism purposes, but only through the Santiago airport. Here are the basic rules of entry:

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Colombia

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic  travel

The use of masks is mandatory when using public transport and in public spaces. Large gatherings (of over 50 people) are prohibited.

International  travel

Colombia suspends air service to the UK. Anyone who has visited the UK in the last 14 days will need to go through a 14-day quarantine.

Requirements to enter

  • All eligible international passengers must obtain a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR test result issued no more than 96 hours before their departure flight
  • Fill out an immigration form online between 24 hours and up to 1 hour before the flight Normal visa requirements apply. If you are a citizen of a country where a visa is required, you must obtain a visa before your trip
  • Normal visa requirements apply. If you are a citizen of a country where a visa is required, you must obtain a visa before your trip
  • Travellers have an obligation to report follow-up health checks via the mobile app ‘CoronApp’.
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Costa Rica

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

The use of private vehicles is currently restricted to the entire country. Restrictions vary as risk levels change. There is a requirement for use of facemasks on public transport, which can vary with risk levels. You should check local information.

International travel

Citizens and residents of all countries are permitted to enter Costa Rica by air, provided they meet the usual visa requirements for entry.

Everyone must fill out an epidemiological form before departure.

Foreign travellers must purchase a travel insurance policy and request certification from their insurance company (issued in English or Spanish) verifying the policy meets the following criteria:

  • Effectiveness of the policy during the visit.
  • Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with COVID-19 while in Costa Rica, for at least US $50,000.
  • A minimum coverage of US $2,000 for lodging expenses issued as a result of the pandemic.
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Cuba

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

Travel and transport within each Province vary according to the measures in place. Inter-provincial transport is currently suspended. Face masks must be worn at all times when travelling on buses and in taxis. In Havana, from February 5 and until further notice, a curfew will be in effect — a ban on movement on foot and transport from 21:00 to 5:00 daily.

International travel

Cuba requires a negative PCR test 72 hours before entering the country from January 10, 2021. At the same time, the current rules will remain in force — PCR testing on arrival and mandatory isolation until the results are received.

Travellers will be required to submit a health declaration and take a PCR test upon arrival. Next, you need to spend 48 hours in isolation before receiving the test result and take a second test 5 days later.

Cuba has imposed a mandatory quarantine for all passengers from abroad. All foreign passengers must undergo mandatory 5-day isolation in quarantine hotels at their own expense.

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Dominican Republic

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide. From Wednesday 27 January 2021 the nationwide curfew will be from 7 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday and from 5 pm to 5 am on Saturday and Sunday. Transit is permitted for the first three hours of the curfew, i.e. until 10 pm Monday to Friday and until 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday, only to travel home. While hotel guests will not be required to follow these guidelines within their resort property, they will be limited to stay within the property during the associated hours. Hotel employees and suppliers can also transit freely while exercising work-related activities.

International travel

The Dominican Republic has resumed inbound passenger flights from the UK. Passengers from the UK are allowed to arrive in the DR, but it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel.

The country reactivated its tourism operation by opening its borders by land, sea and air.

What is required for entry to the Dominican Republic:

A special electronic form for all entering the country has been introduced.

 

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Ecuador

UPDATED 09.03.2021

International travel

Ecuador is introducing mandatory antibody testing at the airport for all passengers from the UK, Australia, South Africa and the EU from December 22. Travellers from these countries will have to self-isolate for 5 days.

International commercial flights resumed limited operations. The restriction on international arrivals has also been lifted. Upon arrival, passengers will be required to sign a declaration form with their itinerary and local contact details. They must also present a negative test for COVID-19, taken up to 96 hours before departure.

All land borders with Colombia and Peru remain closed until further notice. However, Ecuadorian nationals and foreign residents may be allowed to enter Ecuador, via Rumichaca and Huaquillas northern and southern borders. All ports remain closed.

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El Salvador

UPDATED 09.03.2021

International travel

El Salvador has banned entry to the country for those who have visited the UK and South Africa in the past month.

All nations that could visit El Salvador ‘pre-covid’ can once again enter the country after September 19. Of course, all normal visa entry requirements will still be in effect. It is a requirement that all passengers entering El Salvador and of any nationality must present proof of PCR COVID-19 with an original certificate from a laboratory giving a negative result, also that it was taken within a period of no more than 72 hours before the flight.

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Falkland Islands

UPDATED 09.03.2021

International travel

Banned from entering the country until March 31, 2021. The exceptions are passengers with a passport “Status of the Falkland Islands” and residents of the islands. Visitors will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine.

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French Guiana

UPDATED 09.03.2021

International travel

Travel to French Guiana is severely restricted until further notice. Only travellers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter, and they will be expected to fill in a travel certificate and provide proof.

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for French Guiana. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking.

Travellers must also provide a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days.

Airlines will refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative result and the self-certified document.

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Guatemala

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

The system of health alerts remains in effect: each town has been assigned a colour. The colour responds to the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported, with red being the highest number of cases, amber being a high number of cases, yellow being a moderate number of cases and green being a lower number of cases. For information about the specific restrictions in the town where you are, check the Government of Guatemala website.

The activities that will be permitted at each threat level are summarised on the Guatemalan government website.

You should: comply with the social distancing of at least 1.5 metres; use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street.

International travel

From 23 December, Guatemala does not permit the entry of travellers who have been in the United Kingdom or South Africa in the 14 days before their arrival. This measure does not apply to Guatemalan nationals, diplomats or foreign nationals who are legal residents in the country who must instead self-isolate upon arrival for 10 days at their place of residence.

Upon arrival, you are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, dated no more than 96 hours before the date of your arrival in Guatemala. Travellers must register their travel 24 hours before arrival via the Guatemalan Health Pass site. Inbound travellers must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is no older than 72 hours upon entry. There are no quarantine requirements.

Land borders with Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize are also now open, but only to travellers who can show a negative COVID-19 PCR test that has been conducted within the past 72 hours.

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Guyana

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

The Government of Guyana announced an overhaul of COVID-19 emergency measures on September 30. Changes include a later curfew, from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., with stores and businesses able to remain open until 8:00 p.m. Restaurants are permitted to open for outdoor dining, delivery, drive-thru, curbside pickup and take out until 8:00 p.m.; indoor and buffet dining remain prohibited. Face masks are required to be worn in public spaces.

International travel

Passengers arriving in Guyana must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken within seven days before their arrival. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test to facilitate your travel to Guyana. You should arrange a private test. If you arrive with a test completed within 72 hours you will be allowed immediate entry into Guyana without restrictions.

Passengers with tests within four to seven days before arrival in Guyana will be subjected to a second PCR test at the point of entry but will be allowed to self-isolate in their hotel or home until a negative result is obtained. You will not be allowed on the plane at the point of departure if your test is more than 7 days old. The test on arrival costs GY$16,000.

The Governments of Brazil and Suriname have both announced the closure of borders with neighbouring countries, including Guyana. There is no exit/entry available to Venezuela.

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Haiti

UPDATED 09.03.2021

International travel

Commercial flights are operating to and from Port au Prince and the USA, Canada, the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos Islands. If you travel to Haiti by air you may have your temperature taken upon arrival.

You may be required to complete a health declaration form on the flight, including contact and location information in Haiti, and present it to immigration authorities upon arrival. You may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days in your own accommodation. A curfew is in place from 00:00 to 04:00.

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Honduras

UPDATED 09.03.2021

International travel

Honduras does not permit the entry of travellers who have been in the United Kingdom or South Africa in the 21 days before their arrival. Honduran nationals, foreign nationals who are legal residents in the country and diplomats who have been in the UK or South Africa in the two weeks before their arrival will be allowed to enter, however, they must quarantine for a period of 14 days in their place of residence.

Before arrival, you are required to pre-register online with Honduran Immigration. You must also present a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival from a test taken in the previous 72 hours.

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Jamaica

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

An island-wide 8 pm to 5 am curfew is in place. Follow the advice of local authorities, and stay up to date for the latest information on local restrictions. Face masks are mandatory in public. Gatherings of more than 10 people in any public place are not permitted, persons aged 65 and over are confined to home.

International travel

All non-Jamaican travellers who have been in the UK within the last 14 days before their expected arrival date in Jamaica will not be allowed to enter the country.

Before check-in and boarding a flight to Jamaica, all passengers require Travel Authorization. All arrivals over the age of 12 must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result, conducted less than 10 days from your intended travel date. There is a mandatory two-week quarantine for arrivals.

  • Non-residents must apply for travel authorization here.
  • Nationals/non-nationals who are resident by marriage or work permit should apply here.

Residents of the USA, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Mexico must apply for travel authorization up to five days before the date of intended travel to Jamaica, but no less than two days prior.

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Mexico

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

All hotels and resorts in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Tulum, Cabo San Lucas, and San Jose del Cabo are open and welcome. There are no restrictions or additional requirements for visitors.

Each region has different rules and restrictions. For the latest information, check the Mexico Government’s COVID-19 site.

International travel

There are no entry restrictions for travel to Mexico, however, travellers presenting symptoms upon arrival at the airport should ask for the International Health Team (Sanidad Internacional).

  • Upon arrival, all passengers must submit a questionnaire to immigration;
  • If you have a flight booked, contact your airline for the latest information on flight restrictions, cancellations and what to expect before and during your flight;
  • A four-stage plan towards the “new normal” is based on a traffic light system of red, orange, yellow and green;
  • The land border between Mexico and the United States is closed for nonessential travel through at least March 21. However, air travel is allowed.
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Panama

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

Starting January 14, a nationwide curfew is in effect Monday through Friday from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Additional movement and business restrictions vary by region.

The government also announced a gradual reopening plan that is subject to change depending on health conditions:

  • February 1: retail, beauty parlours, barbershops, daycare centres
  • February 15: carwashes, tailor shops, shoe repair shops, non-essential industries, cultural industries, restaurants
  • March 1: gyms, spas, lotteries, fishing, race tracks
  • March 15: beaches, movie theatres

International travel

Panama is currently under a state of emergency, and a curfew is in place. From 15 February, there is a nationwide daily mandated curfew from 10 pm until 4 am.

Entry to Panama is open to Panamanian nationals, residents, tourists and business travellers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, who have not visited South Africa or the UK. The certificate must be obtained no more than 48 hours before you travel. Passengers who do not have a negative test result valid within the required time frame must undergo a rapid test at their own cost. At the airport, you will be asked to sign a health declaration.

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Paraguay

UPDATED 09.03.2021

International travel

Paraguay bans entry for passengers who have visited the UK in the past 14 days. The measure was introduced for at least two weeks starting from December 21.

Travellers over the age of 10 years that arrive with a negative PCR test result issued 72 hours before entering the country will not require isolation, however, those without a test result should isolate for 14 days.

Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father of Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement.

All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check.

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Peru

UPDATED 16.03.2021

Domestic travel

The country has a state of emergency until March 31, 2021, national quarantine measures are extended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It includes a nationwide curfew from Monday to Saturday from 11 pm to 4 am and an all-day curfew on Sundays until 4 am on Monday. People must wear face masks while outside. You can find more information here.

International travel

Peru lifts mandatory 2-week quarantine for tourists. International flights are permitted to operate between Peru and other Latin American countries, including Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Panama, and Mexico. Flights with other countries will resume at an unspecified later date.

To enter Peru, eligible passengers must do the following:

  • Upon departure, submit a negative molecular test result which has been performed a maximum of 72 hours before departure (from the first embarkation point); Upon arrival, you must also pass the PCR test at your own expense at the airport.
  • Sign a Declaration Jurada de Salud which includes a sworn statement that agrees to comply with the mandatory 14-day quarantine, and that you are symptom-free of COVID-19 upon entry.
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Suriname

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

The Government of Suriname has extended a total lockdown. A nationwide curfew is in place from 21.00hrs to 05.00hrs until further notice, on Saturday and Sunday, the curfew is from 19:00 to 5:00. This has been introduced as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19. Bars, nightclubs, dance halls, discotheques and the like will remain closed and restaurants and other commercial eateries may only open for take-out or delivery.

International travel

The Government of Suriname closed all ports of entry, including airports, border ferry crossings, and land borders. Direct passenger traffic from the Netherlands only is allowed. Passengers must submit a negative COVID-19 test and are required to be quarantined for 10 days after arrival.

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The Bahamas

UPDATED 09.03.2021

International travel

The Bahamas is open to international tourism, and strict protocols are in place for travellers. There is currently no direct commercial air travel to and from The Bahamas to the UK.

Protocols for entry:

  • Travellers require a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result that has been taken no more than 5 days before the date of arrival – anyone with a test older than 5 days will be denied entry.
  • All travellers must fill out an online Health Visa application and upload their negative test result to the portal – these visas take up to 72 hours to process, and you must give adequate time.
  • For travellers staying longer than 5 days, you must take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test on day 5 of your stay.
  • As part of your Bahamas travel health visa application, it is mandatory to opt-in for COVID-19 health insurance.
  • Everyone must install the HubbCat app on their phone for contact tracing purposes.

Travellers are allowed to move about and explore their accommodation facilities.

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Trinidad and Tobago

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

Beaches, rivers, and parks are now open. Domestic travel between the islands has resumed. Wearing a face mask in public is still mandatory. Food establishments and restaurants are restricted to take-away dining services. Members of the public are permitted to congregate in groups of 10 people. Many hotels have reopened. Public transport is 50% loaded.

International travel

Borders are closed to all international flights indefinitely. Sea borders are also closed indefinitely to all vessels including yachts.

Only returning nationals and residents are allowed to enter Trinidad and Tobago, and are subject to the following entry requirements:

  • Nationals returning from low-risk countries must obtain a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and self-quarantine for 14 days. Anyone showing symptoms will be tested on arrival.
  • Nationals returning from high-risk countries will undergo a medical assessment within 24 hours of arrival and will be quarantined for 7 days, during which time COVID-19 tests will be administered. Those who test negative after 7 days will be allowed to self-quarantine for a further 7 days.
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United States

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

There are no federal restrictions on travel between US states. However, most states have implemented some level of stay-at-home regulations, and several have prohibited visitors from other parts of the country. Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

Travellers entering NYS will be required to quarantine if they were in the other state, country, or territory for at least 24 hours. They must quarantine for the full 14 days unless they take the following steps:

  • Obtain diagnostic testing within 72 hours before arrival in New York.
  • Upon arrival in New York, quarantine for a minimum of three days, measured from the time of arrival, and on day 4 seek a diagnostic test to exit quarantine.

From February 1, in the United States, the wearing of masks is mandatory in all types of public transport, including planes and trains.

International travel

The United States requires a negative PCR test for all passengers arriving from other countries, the presence of a negative result will be checked before boarding flights. Also, a quarantine for people arriving in the country from abroad is imposed.

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have visited China, Iran, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or Brazil in the last 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States.

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Uruguay

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

Essential services are open. Public transportation and hospitals are operating at normal capacity. Schools and universities are open for in-person classes on at least a part-time basis. Masks are strongly encouraged in all public spaces.

International travel

All non-resident foreigners entering Uruguay must have proof of health insurance that covers suspected or actual coronavirus. Upon arrival, passengers will need to either present a negative coronavirus test taken a maximum of 72 hours before travelling. You will not be allowed to board if you do not have this.

Upon arrival, you are legally obliged to go to a declared address to carry out a 7-day mandatory quarantine. On day 7 of the quarantine, you will be required to have a second swab taken and wait for a negative result before being allowed to finish your quarantine period. Alternatively, you can quarantine for 14 days without having to take the second test.

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Venezuela

UPDATED 09.03.2021

Domestic travel

Limited regular domestic commercial flight operations resume. Please contact your local travel agent or tour operator for further information on schedules, destinations and availability of seats. Community-wide quarantine and bans on inter-state travel with roadblocks in place. Most hotels are open and able to receive guests. Public gatherings are prohibited and people have been instructed to wear face-covering at all times when outside.

International  travel

Flights are operated in the following countries: Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama and Turkey. Humanitarian, medical and repatriation flights are also carried out.

Passengers entering Venezuela in transit must have a medical certificate with a negative PCR test for COVID-19, issued no later than 72 hours before arrival. Before departure, passengers must register on the website. The generated QR code will be required to be presented upon arrival. Also, upon arrival at the airport, passengers must pass a text on COVID at their own expense./p>

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Australia

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

Before you travel it is important to find out about the restrictions and conditions for the place you are travelling to. You should do this before booking or leaving your home. The Australian aviation industry has developed Domestic Passenger Journey Protocols. These protocols provide clear and consistent guidance to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in domestic airports and on aircraft.

International travel

Australia’s borders are closed. The only people who can travel to Australia are Australian citizens, residents, immediate family members. Returning Australians and other travellers to Australia must return a negative COVID-19 test before departure.

People arriving in Australia may be quarantined for 14 days and might have to comply with other state and territory travel restrictions.

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Fiji

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

A nationwide curfew is in effect from 11 pm to 4 am each night. Gatherings are no longer restricted to a hard limit of 100 persons, but venues are required to limit capacity by half. All hotels and rental accommodation are open, and social distancing measures are in place.

International travel

Authorities resume inbound passenger flights from 29 December. Fiji’s borders remain closed to British tourists. Returning nationals are permitted to enter Fiji, they must undergo 14 days of mandatory quarantine and download the careFIJI app. Ahead of travel, returning residents and non-Fiji citizens must request approval from the Office of the Prime Minister for entry (by air or sea) into Fiji.

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French Polynesia

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

The authorities of French Polynesia have declared a state of health emergency with the application of reinforced measures through March 15, 2021.

A curfew is in effect on the islands of Tahiti and Moorea. All trips, circulation, or movement in public areas are prohibited, every day, between 9:00 pm and 4:00, am (except Thursday and Friday from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am) through March 15, 2021, with the possibility to be extended.

International travel

French Polynesia has confirmed conditions of entry and stays in the country applicable to all travellers from 6 years old (resident and non-resident) arriving by air.

Since July 15th, 2020, quarantine measures are lifted and French Polynesia’s borders re-open to international tourism from all countries. All travellers are subject to the following mandatory conditions:

  • Before boarding: Proof of a negative RT-PCR test (list of approved and non-approved tests) carried out within three days before their international air departure; Present the receipt of the health registration on the Etis. pf platform (Electronic Travel Information System).
  • During the stay: Self-test 4 days after arrival in The Islands of Tahiti.
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New Caledonia

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

Free movement between various islands of New Caledonia is allowed. Domestic land and sea travel are permitted. The ban on public gatherings and sports activities has been lifted. Social activities and ceremonies, including sports, cultural, leisure and religious activities, are allowed. Cultural facilities, museums, casinos, bingo halls, theatres and cinemas, where the audience remains seated, are permitted. Face masks are not mandatory at this time.

International travel

Restrictions on entry and exit from the country have been extended until the end of July 2021. Only travellers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter, and they will be expected to fill in a travel certificate and provide proof.

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for their destination. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking.

Travellers must also provide a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days.

Airlines will refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative test result and the self-certified document.

All travellers will be required to complete 14 days of quarantine in a hotel requisitioned by the government. To note this does not apply to arrivals from Wallis and Fortuna.

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New Zealand

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

Travellers may continue to undertake domestic travel by plane or road to connect with international flight departures from Auckland. If arriving in Auckland by plane from another destination in New Zealand to connect with an international flight, you must stay in the airport, and cannot remain for more than 12 hours. Countrywide COVID-19 Alert Level dropped at midnight on 21 September except for Auckland. COVID-19 lockdown reintroduced in Auckland for seven days from 28 February.

International travel

A mandatory three-day lockdown has been introduced for those arriving in Auckland. The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all arrivals. All travellers to New Zealand (except those coming from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands) will be required to have confirmation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in the 72 hours before departure.

Anyone travelling to New Zealand from the UK or USA will be required to have a COVID-19 test on ‘day zero’, i.e. within 24 hours of arrival in a managed isolation and quarantine facility. Arrivals from the UK or USA must remain in their managed isolation or quarantine facility room until the results of the test are known. You will then undergo further testing on Day 3 and Day 12 as required for all arrivals, in line with New Zealand’s policy on isolation and quarantine. All travellers from the UK and USA will be also required to have confirmation of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result in the 72 hours before departure. This will come into force on flights arriving in New Zealand after 11.59 pm (local time) on 15 January. New Zealand citizens and residents returning to New Zealand may travel to New Zealand and do not need any formal exemption.

Transiting through New Zealand is possible only for Australian citizens, residents and their immediate family, on their way to Australia, as long as they remain in the airport.

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Papua New Guinea

UPDATED 11.03.2021

Domestic travel

Domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted. It is allowed to move freely around the country by private car, as well as public transport if you have a mask. Domestic flights are also allowed. Restaurants in Papua New Guinea are open under social distancing restrictions.

International travel

Nobody may enter Papua New Guinea unless they have a written exemption from the Controller and have tested negative for COVID-19 within a 7 day period before arrival. Travellers to Papua New Guinea must also complete an online electronic health declaration form within 24 hours of departure. The barcode generated should be saved as evidence of submission.

Anyone arriving into Papua New Guinea must self-isolate in a government-approved hotel for 14 days unless you have spent the 7 days before travel in Australia (except the state of Victoria), New Zealand or one of several Pacific Island states. Travellers quarantining in a government-approved hotel will be expected to cover the cost of their stay.

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Samoa

UPDATED 11.03.2021

International travel

Only permanent residents and essential workers are permitted to enter Samoa at this time. The Samoan Government has announced that all international travel to and from Samoa by plane will cease until further notice. All international cruise ships and yachts will not be granted entry into Samoa. All travellers need to present a copy of a negative COVID-19 test made no later than 72 hours before arrival. Failure can result in denial of entry, with individuals returning to the point of departure before Samoa.

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Solomon Islands

UPDATED 11.03.2021

International travel updates for the Solomon Islands

Commercial flights to and from the Solomon Islands remain suspended.

All non-Solomon Island citizens must receive prior authorisation from the Solomon Islands Prime Minister’s Office before being granted permission to enter the country. The Solomon Islands designate other countries as being ‘Covid Free’, ‘Low Risk’, ‘Moderate Risk’, ‘High Risk’ or ‘Extremely High Risk’. The UK is designated as ‘Extremely High Risk’. Prospective travellers from countries designated as ‘Extremely High Risk’, including the UK, will need to spend 21 days in self-isolation immediately before travel, and produce 3 negative test results (taken at regular intervals over the previous 21 days). Quarantine in the Solomon Islands is mandatory for all incoming travellers.

Eligible travellers must complete a Public Health Declaration, and anyone who has travelled through the country reporting cases of COVID-19 will undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days. Everyone must provide details of their international travel history for the period of 14 days before arrival.

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Vanuatu

UPDATED 11.03.2021

International travel updates for Vanuatu

All ports of entry are currently closed, except with the approval of local authorities. Limited flights to and from Australia are being managed by the Government of Vanuatu. Inter-island travel by air is operating. Arriving passengers are required to undergo 14 days’ quarantine at a government-approved location at their own expense.

International Travel Updates Final Thoughts

I have no doubts that international travel will be back soon and while we wait, we can always get informed with the latest international travel updates and plan those amazing destination you are longing to see.

Let me know in the comments which country is top on your list once international travel is open again.

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