Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of all countries. We will try to keep this page updated with the latest information on border closures and openings, but please check your government travel advisory and local news sources for the latest information. If you don't see a country listed here, be sure to check for any restrictions they may have in place.
The following countries are accepting travelers who can prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with some provisos. Note, not all nationalities are allowed to enter.
Anguilla: From 12 April 2021, vaccinated travelers who received their final dose of vaccine at least 21 days before arriving, can enter the country and stay in place for seven days. They will still need to take a COVID-19 test three to five days before arrival, and take a second test on arrival, as below. Anguilla is open for pre-approved visitors from certain countries, and these people must apply to visit Anguilla. Approved travelers must complete a pre-registration form, take a COVID-19 PCR test within 3 to 5 days prior to arrival, and present negative results. Everyone is required to be tested at the end of their quarantine period.
Barbados: From 8 May, fully vaccinated travelers can visit Barbados. Visitors will still need to provide a negative PCR test result three days prior to travel, a vaccination certificate, have a test done at the airport, and then quarantine for one to two days. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for five to seven days and can’t leave their rooms at approved accommodations until their second negative PCR test result. Visit Barbados has all the latest COVID travel guidelines. All travelers are required to upload negative results from a PCR COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to arrival and take a second PCR test 5 days after arrival. They must quarantine in government-approved accommodation while awaiting the results of the second test. More info here.
Belize: Travelers who can show they have been fully vaccinated (two shots) can waive COVID-19 testing. The border with Mexico is partially closed until 21 April. Passengers must download the Belize health app and obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test result 96 hours before departure or a negative rapid test within 48 hours of travel. Travelers can also be tested on arrival at the airport for $50. Read our Belize travel alert for more information.
Croatia: Travelers from most countries can enter Croatia without the need for pre-arrival testing or quarantine if they arrive at least 14 days after receiving two doses of a vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Third-country travelers, i.e. from countries that are not members of the EU / EEA (including US citizens) must also show proof of accommodation paid for in advance. Third-country travelers or EU / EAA travelers not on the green list who have not been vaccinated must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival or proof of having contracting COVID–19 and recovered within the last six months. Passengers from countries to which special epidemiological measures apply are obliged to present a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and they have to stay in self-isolation for 14 days. Read our Croatia travel alert for more information.
Cyprus: Vaccinated travelers from Green category countries can enter the country without a negative PCR test or quarantining from 1 March 2021. They must have had the second dose of the vaccine within seven days of arriving in Cyprus. Travelers must have been inoculated with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and maybe randomly tested on arrival. International arrivals from a limited number of countries are permitted to enter Cyprus, and these countries have been categorized as A (low risk, no restrictions) or B (increased risk by comparison to those of category A, some restrictions). All travelers must complete a Cyprus Flight Pass online and upload PCR test results within 24 hours of departure. Read the latest information on safe travel protocols. Travel from category C (no entry except for citizens/residents) is banned.
Ecuador: Vaccinated travelers can enter Ecuador and travel to the Galapagos Islands. Land borders with Colombia and Peru remain closed. From 22 March 2021, travelers who have had a complete COVID-19 vaccination can present the official vaccination certificate instead of a negative RT-PCR or rapid test result. However, the use of “Immunity Certificates or Vaccination Certificates/Cards” from foreign passengers will be subject to constant review. Commercial flights have resumed. Upon arrival, all passengers will be required to sign a declaration form with their itinerary and local contact details. All travelers must present a negative PCR test result taken no more than 10 days prior to departure to be exempt from self-isolation. Random antigen tests will also be carried out by the Ministry of Health (MSP) on arriving passengers. Arrivals without a negative result must agree to take a COVID-19 test at the airport, at their expense. Arrivals who test positive for the antigen test must self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
Estonia: Travel to this Baltic nation may enter with a valid vaccination certificate or vaccination passport presented in English, Russian or Estonian. It must include details of the vaccines' origins and other details including when and where it was issued.
Georgia: Visitors to Georgia can enter by air with proof of a full course of any COVID-19 vaccination. Unvaccinated travelers may enter if they submit a travel history in advance, present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel, and take a further PCR test at own expense on your third day in Georgia.
Guatemala: Travelers to Guatemala can enter with one of the following: a COVID–19 vaccine certificate proving the vaccine was administered at least two weeks prior to arrival; a negative COVID–19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival; or proof of having tested positive for COVID–19 and recovered within three months of arrival.
Iceland: Fully vaccinated travelers (including those from the US) can enter Iceland without the need to be tested or undergo quarantine. However, travelers from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland are not allowed if they have not been vaccinated and must pre-register and take two tests after arriving as well as quarantining for five days in between the two tests.
Lebanon: Vaccinated travelers may enter Lebanon but must still present a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of travel as well as a second test on arrival, however, they will be exempt from quarantine. From Thursday 7 January 2021, travelers to Lebanon must take a PCR test at Beirut International Airport on arrival before quarantining for one week. The first 72 hours of quarantine must be spent at a Government of Lebanon-approved hotel. Only when you receive a negative test result can you move to your accommodation where you must continue to quarantine before taking another PCR test (that you must arrange yourself) a week after your arrival. When both tests are negative, you may leave quarantine.
Depending on where you are traveling from, requirements may differ. Check with your airline for the most up-to-date information.
Lithuania: Travelers who arrive with proof of having taken the full course of COVID-19 vaccines can enter without the need for testing or self-isolation. This form must be filled in on arrival.
Madeira: Travelers can enter who can prove they have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 90 days or who have proof of vaccination. Documentation in English must be submitted to madeirasafe.com before travelers visit the island.
Moldova: Travelers arriving with a COVID–19 vaccine certificate can bypass the 14-day quarantine. Travelers from countries on the red list (which is updated every two weeks) are still prohibited from traveling.
Montenegro: Fully vaccinated travelers can now skip testing and quarantine arrangements in Montenegro. The second dose of the vaccine must have been received at least seven days before arrival. Entry to Montenegro is subject to restrictions depending on your country of residence and where you are traveling from. To see which countries are on the Green or Yellow list, the Government of Montenegro is regularly updating this page.
Nepal: All tourists entering Nepal must possess the following documents: 1) PCR negative report taken before 72 hours of boarding OR document showing complete vaccination against COVID-19; 2) Visa to Nepal OR recommendation letter from the Department of Tourism or Nepal Tourism Board to participate in tourism activities within Nepal; 3) Hotel booking confirmation or guarantee of accommodation; 4) Proof of Travel Insurance which covers emergency search, rescue, treatment, among others, for the duration of their travel; and 5) Barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form.
Poland: Those vaccinated against COVID-19 can enter without need to quarantine for 10 days. You can also avoid the need to quarantine if you have proof of a negative COVID-19 test. From 27 March to at least 25 April, there are tighter restrictions in place nationwide. Face masks are compulsory in open public spaces and in all enclosed spaces and on public transport. Public gatherings are restricted to five people. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. From 28 December, all travelers entering Poland by public transit must self-isolate for 10 days, unless they can present a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued within 48 hours before crossing the Polish border.
Romania: Restrictions are eased for travelers with proof of full vaccination provided the two doses were received more than 10 days before arrival, thereby avoiding the need for self-isolation. Arrivals from countries with a high rate of COVID-19 infection should self-isolate at home or quarantine for 14 days. Travelers from countries with a lower or equal rate of COVID-19 transmission to Romania in the last 14 days are allowed to enter without restrictions. Click here for the latest list of countries, which is being updated weekly.
Seychelles: You can enter Seychelles if you received a complete dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks before arrival and have a negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours of travel. From 1 October, travelers from low and medium risk countries, and countries with 'special status' listed here by the Department of Health are permitted to enter Seychelles, and you must apply for entry here. Approved travelers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours before your flight if arriving from Category 1, or taken within 48 hours if arriving from Category 2 countries). Travelers require medical insurance that covers COVID-19 for the duration of their stay. Upon arrival, passengers must submit a filled-out health check form, and are subject to temperature checks.
Slovenia: Vaccinated travelers will be exempt from 10-day quarantine depending on which vaccine you received. To be exempt from quarantine you must have had either; a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech at least seven days before arrival, or; a second does of the Moderna vaccine at least 14 days before arrival, or; a second dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at least 21 days before arrival. From 26 March 2020 a curfew is in place from 10pm to 5am every day. Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 meters of social distancing. Anyone traveling from an epidemiologically safe country identified on the Slovene Government's green list may enter without quarantine. Arrivals from countries listed on the Amber or Red list may have to quarantine for 10 days.
From 20 December 2020, many countries around the world have announced travel bans, restrictions or compulsory quarantine rules for travelers to and from the UK. This is due to the huge surge in COVID-19 cases and the detection of a new variant of the virus. Please consult your travel agent or airline before traveling to or from the UK.
Aruba: All non-resident eligible travelers must obtain an online travel qualification, and 72 hours prior to travel you will be sent a health questionnaire. You must provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure, purchase Aruba’s COVID-19 insurance, agree to health screening and temperature checks on arrival.
Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 30 June and restrictions including nightly curfews, numbers allowed to gather, travel in cars and exercise are in place. All bars and gyms are closed and face masks must be worn in public. Borders are open to foreign travelers. All travelers must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR medical certificate issued within 7 days of their flight. Upon arrival, visitors are subject to medical screening and must complete a health declaration form. Everyone will be monitored for COVID-19 for up to 14 days. Travelers may be subject to further COVID-19 testing at their own cost.
The Bahamas: Commercial flights resumed. All travelers must apply for an online Health Visa, present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result that has been taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of travel, and anyone staying longer than 5 days will be tested again on day 5.
Bermuda: All visitors from the UK will need to apply for Travel Authorisation and have a pre-departure Covid-19 test that has been taken within five days prior to arrival. Those without a negative pre-departure test will not be able to obtain Travel Authorisation. They must also quarantine upon arrival in Bermuda for four days.
If you are from a country the WHO has classified as having community transmission of COVID-19, you must obtain Travel Authorisation, and this requires a negative pre-departure test result taken no more than 7 days before departure. Eligible travelers must fill out a screening form, show proof of health insurance, undergo further COVID-19 testing upon arrival and quarantine until the results are ready. For the latest information, read the Bermuda Government's protocols for travelers.
British Virgin Islands: Borders are only open to returning Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents and Naturalised Citizens. Anyone who wants to return needs to register online. Arrivals will be quarantined for 14 days.
Cayman Islands: International flights and cruise ships are banned from entering unless pre-authorization has been given. Anyone who is permitted to enter must undergo quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in a government facility.
Cuba: Havana Airport reopened to commercial and charter flights at midnight on 15 November. All of Cuba's airports are now open. Everyone must complete a Health Declaration, declare where they are staying, and take a PCR test. After taking the PCR test, travelers must quarantine at their hotel for a maximum of 24 hours while waiting for test results. Once a negative result is produced, travelers are free to explore Cuba.
Dominica: Commercial flights have resumed. All visitors must fill out an online questionnaire 24 hours before arrival, take a PCR swab test up to 72 hours before arrival and provide proof of a negative result. Upon arrival, health checks are in place, including a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) on arrival. If the RDT is negative, then the traveler must self-isolate in a government-operated or certified facility for 5 days before having another PCR test.
Dominican Republic: International flights have resumed from 1 July. All passengers must fill out a completed Traveler’s Health Affidavit. All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Until 27 April, t ravelers from the UK must present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel. Those arriving without a negative PCR test certificate shall be subject to a COVID-19 test as well as mandatory quarantine of 7 days in a government facility at their own cost.
Grenada: Based on Grenada's color code system identifying low, medium and high-risk regions, travelers arriving from all countries are required to present a certified copy of a negative PCR test conducted within three days of travel. All travelers must fill out a health declaration form, register and download the Grenada contact tracing app, and will be given a rapid test on arrival. Non-nationals must have travel insurance to cover COVID-19,or declare that they will bear the cost for treatment and isolation. All arrivals will need to quarantine for up to 7 days, and take a COVID test if they have been given approval in advance to quarantine at home. Link to full details is on the Ministry of Health website.
Haiti: Some international flights have resumed from 1 July. Passengers must complete a COVID-19 health questionnaire, and anyone with a temperature above 100.4ºF (38ºC) will not be allowed to board the flight.
Jamaica: Jamaica has extended the travel ban on flights entering from the UK until 30 April 2021. Until 4 May 2021, non-Jamaicans who been in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay or Peru within 14 days of their intended date of entry will not be approved for travel. There are a range of local measures to limit the spread of the virus and the Jamaican authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols, which may result in a fine and/or prison sentence, these include an island-wide curfew from 8pm to 5am.
Borders are open to foreign travelers. Effective March 4, 2021, all travelers to Jamaica, 12 years of age and over, regardless of nationality, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test result to check in for a flight to Jamaica. In addition, all passengers require Travel Authorization. Read the latest travel alert details here for more information.
St Lucia: All travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR result taken no more than 7 days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia, and must fill out a Pre-Arrival registration form. Passengers will be screened upon entry. Incoming passengers, except anyone with a travel history inside the designated Travel Bubble in the last 21 days, are required to quarantine for 14 days. Everyone must have a confirmed reservation at a COVID-19 certified accommodation provider or have a pre-arranged stay confirmed at a Government operated quarantine facility. Visitors must remain at their COVID-19 Certified accommodation for the duration of their stay unless on an excursion arranged by the hotel.
St Kitts and Nevis: The international airport reopened for travelers to St Kitts and Nevis from 31 October. All incoming passengers must fill out a Travel Authorization Form and obtain a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of travel, and upload to the authorization portal.
St Vincent and the Grenadines: All travelers must complete an online Pre-Arrival Travel Form, and everyone should arrive with a certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 5 days before arrival. Read the protocols outlined here in detail to find out which category you fall under. Upon arrival, everyone will be subject to another PCR test. While waiting for the results, everyone will undergo mandatory quarantine for clearance. The Port Health Officer may request a continuance of quarantine for 9 to 16 days.
Trinidad and Tobago: Airports and borders remain closed to non-nationals unless flights are permitted by the Minister. Only returning nationals and residents are allowed to enter, and are subject to entry requirements.
Turks and Caicos: Borders are open and travelers must obtain travel authorization via the TCI Assured portal 72 hours before departure, a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 5 days before departure, proof of health/travel insurance with COVID-19 cover, and must complete a health screening questionnaire.
Canada: The land border between the United States and Canada will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least 21 May 2021. From 7 January 2021, at 12.01am EST, all air passengers traveling to Canada, who are five years or older, will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the country. Passengers must present evidence of a negative laboratory test result to their airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test and must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveler’s scheduled departure to Canada.
Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Most foreign nationals are banned from entering Canada. Exemptions include Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students. If you're a foreign national (not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada), you won't be able to enter if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Arrivals must provide contact information, undergo screening by a border official, and quarantine or self-isolate for 14 days.
Mexico: On 18 March 2021, the Government of Mexico partially closed its land borders with the United States, Guatemala and Belize as a preventive measure against Covid-19. This measure applies to non-essential travel across land borders and will be in place until 21 April. International air travel is continuing. All passengers must submit a questionnaire to immigration upon arrival. Contact your airline to see if your flight is going ahead, and what to expect upon arrival.
United States: There are restrictions on who can enter or transit the USA. Effective January 26, all air passengers entering the United States will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of departure. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding. Passengers allowed entry to the US must self-isolate for at least 7 days on arrival, and take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after arrival. The land border with Mexico is closed to all non-essential travel until at least 21 April 2021. The Canada-US land border is closed to non-essential travel until 21 May 2021.
Argentina: From 27 March, all travelers to Argentina must take a COVID-19 test on arrival. If the test is negative you must self-isolate for 7 days in your accommodation. You must take a further test on the 7th day of your self-isolation. You must pay for all tests. If the test is positive you will have to take a second test to determine the strain you’re carrying and you and your close contacts will have to enter managed isolation. You will have to pay for all tests as well as for your stay at the managed quarantine facility. Borders remain closed to most non-resident foreign travelers. Until at least midnight 28 February, all travelers who are authorized to enter Argentina must comply with the requirements set out below.
All travelers to Argentina (including those in transit to another country) must fill in an electronic ‘sworn statement’ form within 48 hours of traveling. Travelers must also present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours before arrival and obtain medical insurance with coverage of coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment costs. All arriving travelers, including those who present a negative PCR test, will also be required to self-isolate for a period of 7 days. In all parts of the country, you must cover your nose and mouth with a face mask or other garment whenever you go out in public.
Bolivia: Passengers arriving from all countries require a PCR test taken up to 72 hours before flying and is required for everybody over 5 years of age to enter Bolivia. On arrival you must quarantine for 10 days, and pay for a PCR test on the 7th day of quarantine. Tourists must show proof of medical insurance that will cover the cost of treatment.
Brazil: Foreign travelers are now allowed to enter Brazil by air for up to 90 days under a number of temporary visas. Foreign nationals must present proof of valid health insurance that provides coverage during the period of their stay. All non-Brazilian nationals/residents must present a medical declaration that confirms they do not have COVID-19. Land and sea borders remain closed.
Chile: From 31 March, all travelers (including Chileans, resident and non-resident foreign nationals) must complete a mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival. There are no exceptions, such as proof of C19 vaccine. You will not be able to leave quarantine early with a negative PCR. From 22 December, non-resident foreign nationals that have been in the United Kingdom during the last 14 days will not be allowed entry to Chile. From 31 December, all other travelers including Chileans, resident and non-resident foreign nationals have to complete a mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival in Chile. After seven days of mandatory quarantine, travelers may take a PCR test, remaining in quarantine while awaiting the result. If the result is negative, quarantine may be lifted. Further details here. From 23 November, all travelers, regardless of the epidemiological situation in the country they are traveling from, may enter Chile for tourism via Santiago’s international airport only. All other border crossings will remain closed.
Colombia: International flights have resumed with limited destinations. As of 9 Jan 2021, a negative PCR test issued within 96 hours prior to boarding will be required for all air passengers. All eligible international passengers must fill out an immigration form online 24 hours before the flight.
French Guiana: Travel is severely restricted until further notice. Only travelers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter and must fill in a travel certificate and provide proof. A negative test result for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for French Guiana is required for boarding a flight.
Guyana: Airports have reopened to allow foreign travelers. All passengers must have a negative PCR COVID-19 certificate, and the test must be taken at least 7 days prior to arrival. Passengers who have a test completed within 72 hours will be allowed immediate entry into Guyana without restrictions. If your test was taken between 4 and 7 days of entry, you will be subject to a second PCR test and must self-isolate until a negative result is produced.
Paraguay: Non-resident foreign nationals are now permitted to enter Paraguay by air, so long as they follow health protocols. Non-resident passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result (taken at most 72 hours before arrival at an authorized laboratory in the country of departure or of transit). Paraguayan nationals without a negative COVID-19 result will be subject to quarantine for 14 days. Foreign travelers must have international medical insurance with coverage of coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment costs (this does not apply to travelers arriving from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay or Venezuela). Everyone must fill out a Traveler's Health information form online, at most 24 hours before departure.
Peru: Until 28 March 2021, entry is not allowed to passengers who have visited or transited through Brazil, South Africa or the United Kingdom. The country has been divided into a three-tier system of Very High, High and Moderate with different curfews for each. From 5 October, international flights with countries in the region have resumed at a limited capacity. Eligible passengers must submit a negative molecular test result, which has been performed a maximum of 72 hours before departure, and sign a Declaration Jurada de Salud that agrees to comply with the mandatory 14-day quarantine and that you are symptom-free of COVID-19. The entry of foreign nationals who travel from Europe and South Africa or who have stopped over in Europe or South Africa in the last 14 calendar days, and do not reside in Peru, is banned.
Uruguay: Borders remain closed to foreign nationals, and there are only limited exceptions to the entry ban. Eligible travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and undergo 7 days of mandatory self-isolation at a declared address. A second swab on day 7 is required before the completion of quarantine. All non-resident foreign travelers must show proof of health insurance that covers suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
Venezuela: Borders are closed and commercial flights are suspended. Flights my resume in a progressive approach from 2 December. Entry is limited to Venezuelan citizens and residents, who must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within 48 hours of boarding their flight, and will undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival. Quarantine in designated state-run health facilities applies to anyone who tests positive.
Costa Rica: From 1 August, borders have reopened to allow citizens and residents of some countries. Eligible travelers must fill out an epidemiological form prior to departure, meet visa requirements and purchase a travel insurance policy that covers COVID-19.
El Salvador: El Salvador International Airport reopened on 19 September to scheduled international passenger flights. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours before your departure flight or land border arrival.
Honduras: From 17 August, international flights have resumed. Travelers must obtain a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid test result issued within 72 hours of arriving, and fill out a form online before departure. If you bring a negative PCR or rapid test, no quarantine is required. Find out if you require a visa for Honduras.
Nicaragua: Nicaragua does not have entry restrictions in place. Anyone who does enter Nicaragua is required to have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result, and the test must have been taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.
Panama: Tocumen International Airport reopened to commercial flights on 12 October. Foreign travelers, residents and Panamanians must obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of boarding their entry flight to Panama. Passengers who do not have a negative test result must undergo a rapid test at their own cost. Arrivals must sign a health declaration form.
From 1 July 2020, entry to the EU by non-EU citizens is permitted for countries that are deemed safe by the EU council, and this list will be reviewed every 15 days. It is up to EU member states to make the decision for their own borders.
Albania: International flights have resumed to Albania, and travelers do not require pre-departure testing or quarantine on arrival. Arrivals will have temperatures checked and be asked to wear face masks, and quarantine only applies to anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19.
Austria: Entry without restrictions only applies to travelers who have spent the previous 10 days in countries that are deemed safe by the Austrian Foreign Ministry, listed here. For travelers from countries with a travel warning in place, entry is possible with either a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR test result (performed within 72 hours prior), or by self-isolating for 10 days. Exiting quarantine is possible if a negative result is produced within this period.
Belgium: Travel to Belgium is determined by a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk regions in the EU, UK and non-EU Schengen countries. For the most up to date information on where travel restrictions apply, check the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Anyone eligible to enter must fill out a Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before arrival.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Borders are open for citizens and residents of EU and Schengen countries who arrive with a negative PCR test result no older than 48 hours, unless they fall into an exempt category. For other non-resident foreign nationals, an entry ban is in place, with some with special circumstances. Check for the most up-to-date information.
Bulgaria: An Emergency Epidemic situation has been declared until 30 April 2021. Various coronavirus measures and restrictions remain in force and additional measures are in force until 31 March. Borders have opened to nationals from some countries, and depending on where you are traveling from you may need to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test. Check Re-open EU for the latest information.
Czech Republic: From 5 January, the Czech Republic has instituted a three-tier system for entry, designating countries as red, orange, or green according to risk level. Check this website to learn about restrictions on the country you are traveling from.
Denmark: Borders have opened to limited countries that are marked as yellow on the Denmark government's website which is updated weekly, and subject to change depending on the infection rate for COVID-19. Travelers from "open" countries must show documentation for a stay of at least six nights. People with a worthy purpose will be allowed to enter from a banned country.
Germany: Travel without restrictions is only allowed if the area is not defined as "high-risk" by the Robert Koch Insitute (RKI). Anyone who has spent 14 days before arrival in an identified risk area is obliged to self-isolate in their own home or suitable accommodation for 14 days, or provide proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 48 hours prior to entry or be tested on arrival.
Greenland: Travel to Greenland is open to residents of open countries, classified as yellow on Denmark's government website. All eligible travelers must fill out a Sumut form and obtain a negative RT/PCR test result from a Scandinavian hospital, and the result must be no older than five days from the day you are tested.
Greece: Eligible travelers must complete an online Passenger Locator Form at least 24 hours before arrival and departure, and obtain a negative PCR test result 72 hours before entry to Greece. All arrivals must self-isolate for 7 days. Read our travel alert for the list of eligible travelers to Greece.
Finland: From 12 October, leisure travel is possible between Finland and the Vatican. Leisure travel is also possible from China (based on reciprocity) Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay. Essential, work-related and return travel is possible from the UK, all Schengen and EU countries. Except for the countries listed as open for leisure travel, self-isolation for 14 days is recommended upon arrival. For the latest information, check Finland's guidelines for border traffic.
France: For four weeks from 3 April, France is going into a lockdown. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am and no travel is allowed beyond 10km. Some areas of France are subject to additional restrictions due to outbreaks, non-essential shops are closed and travel to other areas is banned. From 31 January 2021, anyone who arrives in France from the European area, by air, car, ferry and train must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure. Travelers must also complete a ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) certifying they have no symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the previous 14 days. This form can be found on the French government’s website. Travelers should then self-isolate for seven days on arrival, before taking another PCR test. Cross-border workers and hauliers from within the European area are exempt from this requirement, as are people traveling within a 30km radius of their home.
Travel to France from most non-EU countries is restricted. For the latest information on who can enter France and requirements, read our travel alert.
Hungary: There is a nationwide curfew in place from 8pm to 5am. Non-essential shops are closed until 8 April 2021. Face masks are mandatory in public, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. From 1 September, foreigners will only be allowed to enter Hungary “in the case that it is very necessary.” Most countries have been placed in the red category, and for the limited countries that aren't, strict measures apply for arrivals. Hungarians returning from overseas must self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative COVID-19 tests taken two days apart.
Ireland: Level 5 measures remain in place, various changes due to come into effect on 12, 19 and 26 April and beyond. All travelers must fill out a health passenger locator form and provide a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test carried out no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival in Ireland. Travelers from high-risk countries are subject to mandatory hotel quarantine. Travelers from other countries must quarantine for 14 days at their place of residence.
Italy: Non-essential travel (i.e., tourism) to Italy from most non-EU countries (including the United States) is prohibited. All travelers arriving in Italy from abroad must self-isolate for a period ranging from 5 to 14 days depending on their country of origin unless they are traveling from an exempted country or for a purpose that falls under current exceptions. Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 30 April 2021 unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. Those wishing to fly must present the airline with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 48 hours before entry. You must also take a COVID-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test within 48 hours of entering Italy – arrivals by air from the UK will take this test at the airport. Travelers need to download and complete a self-declaration from the Ministry of Interior before travel. A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 10pm to 5am. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You can read more here in our Italy travel alert. Everyone arriving in Italy must also call the COVID-19 helpline for the region you are traveling within 48 hours, to inform them of your visit.
Latvia: Until 6 April 2021, entry into Latvia is allowed for essential travel only, defined as for work, studies, transit, medical treatment, funerals, family reunions, returning to your residence, and accompanying a minor. All those entering Latvia must complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before arrival. Further information is available on the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website.
From 15 January 2021, all travelers entering Latvia, including children age 11 and above, are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or before crossing the Latvian border. From 25 January 2021, the test must be a PCR test. Entry without self-isolation is only allowed for visitors from countries identified here, which have less than 16 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
Luxembourg: Travelers from the European Union and Schengen Area are allowed to enter. For the latest information, check Re-open EU.
Malta: From 29 March 2021, all passengers arriving in Malta will be required to have evidence of a negative PCR test dated within 72 hours prior to arrival. The list of countries or regions requiring prior testing or from which arrivals are currently banned can be found on the Maltese Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs’ website. The Maltese Government will regularly review the list of countries for which prior testing will be required. Check Malta's tourism website to see if you are traveling from a Green, Amber or Red listed country. Passengers from a red-listed country must have spent at least 14 days in an Amber or Green listed country. Travelers on the Amber and Red list must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result carried out within 72 hours of arrival.
Norway: From 29 March, all travelers entering the country for non-essential reasons must complete a self-declaration form prior to arrival and spend the first ten days in Norway in a quarantine hotel. A negative PCR test taken no earlier than seven days after arrival may allow you to shorten your stay in the quarantine hotel. Entry to Norway is restricted. Anyone arriving in Norway from countries where the level of infection is high (marked as "red" on the map here) must self-quarantine for 10 days. If you arrive from a "yellow" area, you are exempt from quarantine.
The Netherlands: A travel ban on all passenger flights and ferries from the UK has been extended to at least 1 April 2021. Lockdown measures are in place across the Netherlands from 15 December until at least 2 March. Entry is not allowed to travelers who are not nationals of an EU or Schengen area country. Anyone traveling to the Netherlands by aircraft, ship, train, or coach from a high-risk area must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test before departure, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands. Travelers arriving by sea or air from high-risk countries must also take a rapid test shortly before departure. This does not apply to those coming from a country on the EU list of safe countries. For the latest information, read the checklist for travel to the Netherlands.
North Macedonia: International airports are open for commercial flights and land border crossings are open for movement without self-isolation or a PCR test upon entry.
Portugal: From 7 March until 23.59 on 16 March, passengers arriving in mainland Portugal on flights from either the UK or Brazil, including anyone who has transited via another airport with authorized connections to Portugal, must additionally observe a 14-day quarantine period at home or in a place indicated by the Portuguese National Health Authority. Check our travel alert for the list of travelers who can enter Portugal via commercial flights. Upon arrival at the airport, passengers will undergo a health screening, including temperature checks. If you show signs of being unwell, you will be referred to health authorities. Different measures apply for arrivals to Madeira and the Azores.
Russia: Restrictions on some international flights have been lifted, check with your airline for the latest measures in place. A negative COVID-19 test certificate dated less than 72 hours before travel is required. Self-isolation is required if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must continue to self-isolate until you have recovered and produce a negative PCR test result.
Serbia: As of December 20, the Serbian Government is reporting that foreigners seeking to enter Serbia will need to provide a negative PCR test for COVID-19. As of January 14, travelers entering Serbia from North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, or Bulgaria do not require a negative PCR test. International visitors are encouraged to have travel insurance that covers COVID-19. Find out if you need a visa to travel to Serbia.
Slovakia: Unrestricted cross-border movement is allowed from countries Slovakia has deemed as "safe" from an epidemiological point of view. The list of countries is updated frequently on the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic website. If you arrive from any country which is not listed, or if you have visited an unlisted country within the previous 14 days, you must self-isolate on arrival and register with your regional Public Health Authority office, who will contact you after at least 5 days to arrange a COVID-19 PCR test.
Spain: From 6pm on 30 March 2021 entry to Spain by passengers from the UK will resume, but only for those who can show their journey is essential. Borders are open to travelers from the EU and all Schengen Area countries without quarantine. Travelers from high-risk countries must provide a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain. All travelers must fill out and sign the FCS form, and present the QR code upon arrival. On 22 December 2020, Spain introduced travel restrictions on passenger travel from the UK by air and sea. These measures have been extended to 16 March 2021, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain.
Switzerland: Swiss borders have reopened to travelers from EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and the United Kingdom. Read the FAQs if you are a third-country national. From 6 July, travelers from certain countries must quarantine for ten days, regardless of their nationality – see the Swiss Federal Council website for the latest list.
Sweden: Borders are open without restrictions to travelers from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and the UK. Citizens from outside the EU and Schengen Area from approved countries are allowed to enter. The list is being updated regularly at Re-open EU.
Ukraine: From 24 March 2021, non-resident foreign nationals entering Ukraine must undergo a PCR test and receive a negative result no more than 72 hours in advance of their arrival in Ukraine. Non-resident foreign nationals must also be in possession of an insurance policy covering them for Covid-19 treatment. Foreign nationals must have a Health Insurance Certificate that confirms cover for COVID-19 treatment and observation – the insurance policy must be issued by a company registered in Ukraine.
United Kingdom: From 4am on 18 January 2021, if you intend to travel to England, Scotland, or Wales, including UK nationals returning home from overseas, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival. You must also self-isolate when you enter the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, unless you have a valid exemption.
Within 48 hours of arrival in the UK, all travelers must complete this online form. Most travelers are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival to the UK, unless arriving from countries listed on the travel corridor exemption list. Different rules apply through the UK with the national governments of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland easing restrictions in different phases and at different times.
Algeria: All international flights are suspended, and land borders are closed. Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, or employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria are eligible to enter. Eligible travelers need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.
Angola: Entry is still limited to Angolan nationals and foreign nationals resident in Angola. Air passengers must show proof of a negative PCR test from within 72 hours prior to arrival, and must undergo quarantine for at least 7 days, and will be released from quarantine once you have tested negative after the 7 day period. Returning residents can quarantine in their own homes.
Benin: Entry to Benin is restricted to "extreme necessities". Limited commercial flights are operating. COVID-19 testing is mandatory for all arrivals. After the first test proves negative, a second test will be mandatory on day 14. Passengers must leave their passports with immigration police for up to 72 hours until the first test results are received.
Botswana: Airports in Gaborone (GBE), Kasane (BBK) and Maun (MUB) reopened. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.
Cameroon: Most commercial flights are suspended, and entry is still restricted. Air passengers eligible to enter must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. If you do not have a test prior to arrival, you will undergo a rapid test for COVID-19 at the airport. A positive result means isolating at home or in a government facility at their own expense. A negative result means self-quarantine at home for 14 days.
Chad: Airports in Chad will be closed for commercial flights after 11.59pm on 4 January. Anyone entering must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 7 days before arrival. Everyone planning to stay more than 7 days will be subject to quarantine for 7 days.
The Democratic Republic of Congo: Airports reopened. Travelers must submit a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours (3 days) before arrival, and will have to pay for another COVID-19 test on arrival.
Egypt: Commercial flights have restarted. All travelers must present a negative RT-PCR test certificate on arrival, and the test must have been taken no more than 72 hours before the departure of their last direct flight to Egypt. Passengers are subject to temperature checks, must fill out a Public Health Card, and show proof of a valid health insurance policy. Find out if you require a visa and apply online via Egypt's Online Visa portal
Eritrea: International flights are suspended until further notice. Returning residents will be required to quarantine for 21 days upon arrival.
Ethiopia: Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative PCR COVID-19 test result that has been issued no more than 5 days (120 hours) prior to arrival. Arrivals are subject to 7 days mandatory self-isolation. Passengers without a negative PCR test result will be quarantined and tested on arrival.
The Gambia: Land borders are closed and commercial flights are suspended, except for repatriation, humanitarian or medevac flights. Arrivals must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and will be required to self-isolate at home/one location for 14 days. If you do not have a negative COVID-19 test, you will be quarantined in a government facility at your own cost for 14 days.
Ghana: Commercial flights have resumed at Kotoka International Airport from 1 September. Passengers must have a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and will be subject to a second test on arrival. See the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority for more details.
Kenya: International flights have resumed from 1 August. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 96 hours before departure, fill out a "Travelers Health Surveillance Form". For more information, read the travel alert for Kenya.
Lesotho: The borders have closed to all but essential trade. Anyone arriving in Lesotho will be screened for coronavirus and must self-isolate for 14 days. Anyone showing symptoms of coronavirus may be placed in an isolation facility in a government hospital. Non-essential travel is restricted, social distancing measures must be followed, and face masks must be worn in public.
Madagascar: From 1 October, tourist flights to/from the island of Nosy Be will resume. Nosy Be is an island off Madagascar’s northwestern coast. Travel to mainland Madagascar will not be permitted until an unspecified later date – check Madagascar's tourism board for the latest information on which countries are banned from flying to Nosy Be.
Malawi: Due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases recorded in Malawi, and the emergence of a new strain of the virus, Malawi has closed its land borders to all foreigners for 14 days starting from 23 December 2020. International flights are suspended. Travelers, including Malawian nationals and residents, arriving from high-risk COVID-19 countries must undergo 14-days of self-isolation. Anyone showing symptoms will be quarantined at a government facility.
Mauritius: Passengers arriving in Mauritius must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure, and are subject to another test on arrival. Mandatory quarantine for 14 days, and a quarantine hotel reservation must be made here.
Morocco: From 30 March 2021, the Moroccan Government has suspended all flights until further notice between Morocco and France and Spain. All passengers from those countries traveling through another country are not allowed to enter Morocco. The only exceptions are over flights, cargo, and medical flights. From 6 September, visa-exempt foreign travelers with a confirmed hotel reservation or business travelers who have an invitation from a Moroccan company can enter (contact your local Moroccan embassy for more information). Moroccan residents and their families can enter. Travelers must obtain a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, and the results must be dated no earlier than 72 hours before to departure.
Mozambique: Entry to Mozambique is allowed to all travelers with a valid tourist or residency visa. The issuing of border visas for tourism purposes has now resumed. Testing for COVID-19 may be required on arrival in Mozambique, at your expense. Travelers presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test are exempt from the quarantine regime. The test must have been issued in the departure country, within 72 hours prior to the time of arrival. Anyone testing positive, or in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Anyone who does not present a negative COVID-19 test will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
Namibia: From 1 September, international travelers are permitted to enter Namibia through Hosea Kutako International airport. All non-Namibian travelers arriving in Namibia are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from their country of departure which is not older than 7 days. Non-Namibian travelers arriving with a negative result that is older than 7 days will be placed in quarantine and tested for COVID-19 on the same day at their own cost and will only be released if the results of this test return negative.
Nigeria: From 5 September, flights have restarted to Abuja and Lagos. All intending travelers must register via the Nigerian International Travel Portal. Eligible passengers must fill out a Health Declaration Form and upload evidence of their negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours (4 days) of departure to Nigeria. Everyone must self-isolate at one location for at least 7 days, and will be tested again on day 7.
Rwanda: Kigali International Airport reopened on 1 August. All travelers from this date must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 120 hours of travel, fill out a passenger locator form, and upload their COVID-19 test certificate. Arrivals will be subject to a second test, and results will be delivered within 24 hours, during which time you will self-quarantine in designated accommodation.
Sierra Leone: Commercial flights resumed on 22 July. Anyone who intends on traveling to Sierra Leone must obtain authorization from the Government of Sierra Leone, produce a negative PCR COVID-19 test issued no later than 72 hours before departure, fill out a pre-departure public health passenger locator form, provide proof of payment for on arrival COVID-19 tests paid through the online portal, and then upon arrival undergo both a COVID-19 PCR and RDT test.
Senegal: From 15 July, commercial flights have resumed, however airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have advised against travel to Senegal, and will not allow entry from countries that have restrictions on travel from Senegal – check your government travel advice for the latest information. Arrivals must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 7 days before arrival.
Somaliland: Travelers flying to Egal International Airport must have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 96 hours before travel. If you do not have a negative result, you may be quarantined for 14 days at your own expense in a government-approved facility.
South Africa: South Africa has opened its land borders from 15 February 2021 in 20 locations to Botswana, Lesotho, Kingdom of Eswatini, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Extra staff have been deployed at borders and a ticket system is in place to limit Covid tests being done at the border. There is also a crackdown on fake COVID_19 test certificates. As of 22 December, some countries are restricting flights to and from South Africa due to the second wave of COVID-19 caused by a new variant of the virus. On 1 October, three international airports opened for inbound and outbound tourism. Borders will only be open to travelers from countries arriving from medium or low-risk categories. The list of high-risk countries is available here. Eligible travelers must show a negative test for COVID-19 that is less than 72 hours old, and will be asked to install a government contact tracing app.
South Sudan: Khartoum international airport has partially reopened to select international flights. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 certificate issued no more than 48 hours ahead of their journey to enter.
Tanzania: There is no entry ban for foreign nationals. Passengers must complete a “Health Form” and present this upon arrival. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival may undergo enhanced screening and COVID-19 testing, followed by potential 14-day self-isolation.
Tunisia: Borders are open to international travelers. From 16 November, there is one set of guidelines applied to all people arriving in Tunisia. All visitors must present a negative RT-PCR laboratory test taken within 72 hours of departure (it must not exceed 120 hours upon arrival). All travelers must fill out an online form, and present the QR code prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival. Everyone must download the Tunisian government’s ‘track and trace’ app. For the first 5 days, most travelers will be subject to self-isolation at their accommodation.
Uganda: Entebbe International Airport will reopen from 1 October, and travelers will be required to present a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR test for COVID-19 dated within 72 hours before departure. Tour operators and local partners have been asked to make sure their travelers proceed directly to their accommodation and do not mix with Ugandans.
Zambia: All visitors to Zambia must have proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours 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. Returning residents must have proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours before their arrival. Returning residents must self-isolate for 14 days after arriving. Those with a body temperature equal to, or above 38.0 C will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival, as will anyone with COVID-19 related symptoms.
Zimbabwe: Borders have closed to non-residents. Entry to Zimbabwe is prohibited except for Zimbabwean nationals and foreign nationals with a valid residency visa. From 4 September, returning residents and nationals who have a negative COVID-19 certificate valid within 48 hours of arrival are allowed to self-quarantine for 21 days. Those without a negative certificate will be sent to a quarantine facility, where they will be tested and either discharged for self-quarantine or isolation.
Azerbaijan: Restrictions on traveling to and from Azerbaijan by air or land are in place until 30 September. To obtain permission to enter, foreigners – and Azerbaijani citizens who have visited countries affected by COVID-19 in the last 14 days – must submit a medical certificate after being tested for COVID-19. All arrivals will undergo screening for symptoms, and if suspected of exposure, will be evaluated and sent to a designated quarantine facility for 14 days.
Bangladesh: From 14 April until 21 April, all international commercial passenger flights to and from Bangladesh will be suspended. On arrival, all foreign nationals need to produce a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative. Passengers are required to complete a 14 day period of quarantine at a government facility, or government approved hotel. You may be tested for COVID-19 during this time. In all circumstances, people staying in a government approved hotel, government facility or hospital will need to cover the costs of those stays.
Cambodia: The Royal Government of Cambodia has temporarily suspended the areas of Phnom Penh and Ta Khmao city of Kandal province for 14 days, starting from 15 April to 28 April. During lockdown, individuals are prohibited from leaving their lodging except for essential purposes. All restaurants in Phnom Penh are now closed except for food delivery. A travel ban has been imposed between provinces starting 6 April for 14 days. Phnom Penh and Kandal province are considered as one province. Tourist sites have also been closed. Tourist visas have been suspended indefinitely. Travelers who are eligible to enter must provide a negative COVID-19 test result that is no older than 72 hours, get a visa before arrival, and prove that they have medical insurance with a minimum coverage of US $50,000. Foreign travelers are required to deposit US $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. Anyone who tests positive upon arrival will be quarantined for 14 days at designated facilities. Travelers who test negative must self-isolate for 14 days at their own accommodation.
China: There are restrictions on who can enter China. Check your government travel advisory for the latest information.
Hong Kong: For the latest information on who can enter Hong Kong, read Hong Kong's inbound traveler FAQs.
India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. International flights remain suspended. The Indian Bureau of Immigration website outlines categories of foreign nationals who are now eligible to travel to India. Anyone exempt from the entry ban is subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Everyone must provide contact details, and will be asked to download the Arogya Setu app.
Indonesia: Currently, all non-Indonesian travelers are prohibited from entering Indonesia, although there are exceptions to this ban. If you meet the criteria for entry, you must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result and a certificate written in English, and the result must be no older than 7 days. If you do not have a negative COVID-19 certificate, you will undergo a swab test and quarantine at your expense until the results are received (this could take up to 7 days). You will also need to provide a personal statement that confirms you are ready to be quarantined for 14 days if required.
Iran: Entry is permitted for anyone holding an Iranian passport or a valid visa. Arrivals who are exempt from any entry bans must have a valid health certificate containing a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken within 96 hours of entry, and no self-isolation or quarantine is required. Non-nationals without a certificate will be denied entry. Nationals will be directed to quarantine locations for 14 days and will cover associated medical and accommodation costs.
Japan: Borders are partially open. Foreign nationals from most countries are currently denied entry. All travelers who do enter Japan will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before your flight's departure. Most arrivals are also subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, and self-isolation for 14 days at a designated location (such as a hotel). Those coming from the UK or South Africa will also be required to spend the first 3 days of that self-isolation in a government-provided facility, with a further COVID-19 test on the third day.
Kazakhstan: International flights are severely limited, and are only operating with select countries. Most foreign nationals are not permitted to enter. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, issued at most 72 hours before arrival. A completed questionnaire must be submitted upon arrival.
Laos: International flights are suspended, and borders are closed to foreign travelers. Foreign nationals who are granted permission to enter must apply for a visa. Arrivals will undergo mandatory health screenings and 14 days of quarantine at their own expense. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure, and complete a health declaration form.
Malaysia: Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter Malaysia, unless for medical tourism or long-term pass holders. Medical tourism is only allowed from designated green zone countries. Foreign nationals holding certain categories of residency and employment passes are also allowed to enter. My Travel Pass has been launched for foreigners looking to enter the country. Arrivals are subject to medical screening, quarantine for 14 days at your own cost in a designated facility, and must download the MySejahtera app.
Maldives: A Public Health Emergency is in place until 5 May 2021. Travel between the Greater Male’ region and other islands is restricted to essential services only. When traveling from Greater Male’ (but not including the airport) to other islands, a negative PCR test must be obtained and there is a mandatory 10-day home quarantine upon arrival . Masks are mandatory while traveling by air and sea. There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted. Commercial flights have resumed to the Maldives. All visitors must fill out a health declaration form and an immigration arrival card. Health screenings are in place on arrival, and anyone showing symptoms will require a PCR test at their cost. All tourists and short term visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19, conducted within 96 hours of departure.
Mongolia: All international flights and rail transport to Mongolia is suspended until at least 31 December. The Mongolian government may allow foreign nationals to enter if they meet certain criteria: passengers with a short-term visa (business (B-type), diplomatic (D-type) or official (A-type) visa) issued on or after 8 October 2020. International arrivals are subject to quarantine for 21 days at designated facilities.
Pakistan: All arrivals must submit a health declaration form, and will be subject to thermal screening. Anyone without COVID-19 symptoms will be given instructions to self-isolate for 14 days. Flights are limited but have resumed.
Philippines: From 22 March until 21 April, there is a temporary suspension of entry into the Philippines for non-nationals and their families or those with appropriate visas. Filipino nationals, spouses or children of nationals, and residents returning from abroad may be subject to quarantine for a maximum of 14 days upon arrival or required to undergo COVID-19 testing. Foreign nationals with existing long-term visas are allowed to enter the Philippines, subject to certain conditions outlined here in this travel alert.
Singapore: From 31 January 2021, Singapore citizens and permanent residents must undertake 14 days in quarantine at a government facility on arrival, followed by 7 days quarantine at their place of residence. Short-term visitors are must have medical insurance of at least S$30,000. Anyone permitted to enter Singapore will be issued with a 14-day Stay at Home Notice, which will be served at a government-designated hotel or at your place of residence in Singapore. From 17 November, travelers who have been granted permission to enter from most countries (except for Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents) must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Check the latest information to see which measures apply to you. The 14-day period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Transit via Changi Airport is permitted and includes health screening measures.
South Korea: From 13 April 2021, inbound travelers from the U.S. (Korean nationals and foreign-nationals on long-term visas) are subject to self-quarantine and must receive diagnostic tests within three days of their quarantine period. Face masks are compulsory in public places (public transportation, demonstration sites and in healthcare facilities). Failure to wear an appropriate mask that covers both nose and mouth could result in a fine. Those who violate a self-quarantine order may be subject to a fine, arrest, or deportation. From 8 January 2021, all foreign nationals arriving in South Korea by air will be required to provide a negative PCR test declaration, issued within 72 hours of departure. The same requirement will apply from 15 January 2021 to all foreign nationals arriving in South Korea by sea.
Anyone who arrives in South Korea will undergo quarantine for 14 days. Some travelers may be tested for COVID-19 within 3 days of arrival depending on the country of origin, others will be tested within 14 days. If you are not a resident in South Korea, you will be quarantined in government-arranged facilities and charged a fee. Check visa requirements.
Sri Lanka: Commercial flights are suspended indefinitely. Any returning residents must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Sri Lankan nationals and residents returning from overseas will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival, followed by 14 days of self-isolation at home. Arrivals will undergo temperature checks at the airport and must now take a PCR test.
Taiwan: From March, foreign nationals are now permitted to enter Taiwan, with the exception of tourists and social visitors. Passengers who do not hold residence visas must apply for a special entry permit at their local Taipei Representative Office. All direct passenger flights between Taiwan and the UK are currently suspended. Certain airlines have announced that they will resume direct flights from 26 March 2021 at a reduced capacity.
From 1 January 2021, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Taiwan. Resident visa holders, diplomats, business passengers with special entry permits and spouses and children of Taiwanese nationals will be exempt from this restriction; however, these groups will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test and complete a 14-day quarantine.
Thailand: From 9 December, travelers from any country can now enter Thailand, irrespective of their countries' COVID-19 situation, under a newly amended Special Tourist Visa (STV) long-stay program. However, these travelers still need to comply with Thailand's 14-day mandatory quarantine. For the latest information, read our Thailand travel alert. According to the Royal Thai Government’s Immigration Bureau, non-Thai nationals can visit any Thai Immigration office to request a 60-day extension of stay. Thai Immigration will not require a letter from the Embassy as part of the extension request. For more information about applying for Thai visa extensions, please visit www.immigration.go.th or contact the Thai Immigration Bureau. From 18 February 2021 Visa applicants in the United States have to apply online through the website https://www.thaievisa.go.th/ (instead of the previous platform).
All travelers need to comply with Thailand's mandatory quarantine and show proof of a negative PCR test. See below for additional requirements.
Vietnam: Vietnam's borders remain closed to most foreign travelers. From 22 September, Vietnam has resumed international commercial flights to six destinations: Guangzhou, Taiwan, Seoul, Tokyo, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane. Entry is only permitted for diplomats, experts, investors and their family members, and Vietnamese nationals returning home. Inbound travelers must submit an online health declaration form, and undergo medical checks upon arrival. Quarantine lasts a minimum of 14 days, and maybe extended longer if you test positive at any point. For the latest information, read the Vietnam tourism travel advisory.
Bahrain: Only Bahraini citizens, residents, and passengers with Prior Permission Granted are allowed entry. Arrivals are subject to a COVID-19 test on arrival and are no longer obligated to undergo self-isolation for 10 days if their first test is negative. A second test must be taken 10 days after arrival.
Georgia: Entry is severely restricted to only a small number of countries, and the most up to date information can be found here. Certain business travelers and those who want to work from Georgia remotely can apply here. A form must be filled out to indicate where a traveler has been in the previous 14 days. From 15 September, all foreigners must take a PCR test on arrival, and may be required to quarantine before being tested again.
Israel: Non-resident foreign nationals will not be permitted to enter unless they meet limited exceptions, and obtain approval for entry from the Consulate of Israel in their country of origin. Eligible travelers must fill out an entry form, and travelers on the ‘Green list’ will not be required to self-isolate, unless they have visited a country on Israel’s ‘Red list’ in the past 14 days.
Jordan: Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport reopened to a limited number of commercial flights from countries deemed safe from 10 September. Read our travel alert for requirements.
Kuwait: Land, sea and air borders will reopen with effect from 2 January 2021. Commercial flights to and from Kuwait will resume. However, travelers cannot enter Kuwait if they have been in the UK or any of the countries Kuwait considers high-risk in the preceding 14 days. On arrival in Kuwait, expect medical screenings and random PCR tests may be conducted on passengers from each flight. Everyone is subject to home quarantine for 14 days.
Oman: From 25 February, British Nationals (excluding healthcare workers) who have visited Lebanon, Sudan, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Guinea, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Ethiopia in the last 14 days (including transit) will not be permitted to enter Oman. Land borders will be closed from 6pm local time on Monday 18 January 2021. International commercial flights resumed with limited destinations from 1 October. Only Omani citizens and residents with valid residency permits are allowed to enter without the need for prior approval. Non-Omani citizens can seek approval via their airline. Non-citizens must have international health insurance that covers the cost of treatment for COVID-19 for a period of at least one month, download the Tarassud+ app before arriving in Oman, and complete a registration form on arrival. Anyone entering Oman must obtain a negative PCR test result 96 hours or less before arrival, and are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, and will also be required to wear a tracking bracelet for the period of self-isolation.
Qatar: Qatar has restricted entry, except for nationals and permanent residents of Qatar who must apply to return through the Qatar Portal website. Travelers from low-risk countries are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and undergo home quarantine for 7 days when they must take a second test, and quarantine will end if results are negative. Arrivals from countries that aren't on the safe list must obtain a "virus-free certificate" from an accredited COVID-19 facility no more than 48 hours before departure, and quarantine upon arrival.
Saudi Arabia: Entry remains restricted. From 15 September, some categories of expatriates holding valid visas (exit/entry, business, residence/Iqama and visit) are allowed to enter. Passengers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure.
Turkey: As of 21 Dec, flights from the UK, Brazil, South Africa and Denmark are suspended. Commercial flights are operating. Beginning December 30 2020 all international arrivals age 6 years and older are required to have taken a COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours prior to their flight. Passengers must submit their test results to the airline at the time of check-in. Passengers failing to submit a negative PCR test will not be permitted to board the flight to Turkey. This requirement will remain in effect until March 1, 2021.
United Arab Emirates: All citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists traveling to the UAE must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure. Check specifics with your airline. Foreign visitors to Dubai must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate and international health insurance. Passengers (including transit) must complete this health declaration form, and a quarantine undertaking form if your final destination is Dubai. Arrivals may be subject to quarantine or self-isolation for 14 days on arrival.
Australia: Foreign travelers are not allowed to enter Australia unless they are Australian citizens or permanent residents and immediate family returning from abroad. The international borders remain closed until further notice. Australia will quarantine all returning residents in hotels for two weeks. Travelers who have been in New Zealand for 14 days or more can travel by air to Australia and will not require an exemption or mandatory quarantine. A negative COVID-19 test result is required for traveling to or transiting through Australia unless you are traveling on a quarantine-free flight from New Zealand. Individual states have their own restrictions in place for domestic travel. The Healthdirect Australia Restriction Checker is where you can find the most up to date information by state.
Fiji: International flights remain suspended. Only returning nationals are permitted to enter, and must undergo 14 days of mandatory quarantine.
French Polynesia: Since 15 July, borders are open to international tourism. Travelers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result no older than 72 hours (3 days) before departure, and complete a health registration form on Etis.pf. Visitors must obtain proper travel insurance and self-test 4 days after arrival.
New Zealand: All travelers must request permission to enter and must be traveling for a critical purpose, except for New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and others on this list. Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from the Cook Islands and Niue, must complete a 14-day stay in managed isolation or quarantine. From 19 April 2021 travelers coming from safe zones in Australia will not be required to enter managed isolation or quarantine on arrival in New Zealand. (More information here.)
Palau: Anyone traveling from COVID-19 affected areas must obtain a negative COVID-19 test result at least 72 hours prior to arrival in Palau. Passengers arriving from non-high-risk areas will be required to undergo 7-day mandatory quarantine in a designated government facility and will be tested for COVID-19 on days 1, 7, and 14. Passengers arriving from high-risk areas will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days and tested on days 1, 7, 14, and 21. Read the Palau Government travel advisory for the latest information.
Papua New Guinea: Entry to Papua New Guinea is subject to written exemption from the Controller, and all international travel requests must be submitted to [email protected] Approved travelers must test negative for COVID-19 within 7 days prior to arrival, and fill out a mandatory I-APTF form online here. All arrivals must self-isolate in a government-approved hotel for 14 days.
Samoa: From 26 March, all international travel to and from Samoa has been banned until further notice. International cruise ships and yachts will not be allowed enter Samoa.
Solomon Islands: Scheduled international flights remain suspended until at least 10 January 2021. Only Solomon Islands citizens and residents are permitted to enter, and they must complete a Public Health Declaration and may be required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.
Tonga: Tonga's borders have closed to all foreign nationals, and a state of emergency remains in place until 12 March 2021.
Vanuatu: All ports of entry are closed until further notice. Vanuatu nationals arriving on repatriation flights are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days. Passengers must fill out a form online.
If you are a World Nomads policyholder, read the latest insurance advice about cut off dates.
Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.
If you have traveled to a country where COVID-19 is present, or suspect you have been in contact with someone who is infected and are experiencing the following symptoms: feeling tired, having difficulty breathing, have a high temperature, cough and/or sore throat, isolate yourself as much as possible and call your doctor to rule out the possibility of coronavirus.
To increase access to reliable information, WHO has partnered with WhatsApp and Facebook to launch a WHO Health Alert messaging service. This service will provide the latest news and information on COVID-19, including details on symptoms and how people can protect themselves.
On Wednesday 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.
Speaking at the COVID-19 media briefing, the WHO Director-General said: "Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.
Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by this virus. It doesn’t change what WHO is doing, and it doesn’t change what countries should do.
We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus. This is the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus.
And we have never before seen a pandemic that can be controlled, at the same time."
Coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, and has spread across China and now dozens of cases have been confirmed in several countries in the Asia-Pacific region as well as countries in Europe, North America and the Middle East.
On 30 January 2020, the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General agreed that the coronavirus outbreak "now meets the criteria for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)". A PHEIC has only been declared six times since it was introduced in 2005 following the outbreak of SARS.
The term PHEIC is defined as "an extraordinary event" which is determined by these two regulations:
Thomas Cook, the world's oldest travel firm, has collapsed stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the world, sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.
If you're worried about how this affects your travel plans, click here for more information.
British Airways’ pilots' union (BALPA) has announced it will strike on September 9, 10, and 27. If you have a BA flight scheduled on one of those days, you will likely not be able to travel.
British Airways is in the process of updating its schedule and is offering customers refunds or the option to rebook on another date.
Flights on BA CityFlyer, SUN-AIR, and Comair are not affected.
BA will be posting updates to this web page. If you think you’ll be affected, you can check your flight status at the BA website under Manage My Booking. If you booked through a travel agent, contact them directly.
Keep in mind that travel insurance coverage may not apply to affected flights if the airline has made an effort to refund or rebook your flight.
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