Please note: We will try to keep this page updated with the latest information on travel restrictions, curfews, 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.
Anguilla: Until 14 July, Anguilla’s borders are closed to foreign travelers. Only Anguillians, those with resident status or holders of valid work permits are allowed to enter, and must fill out an online repatriation form. Arrivals are subject to testing and 14 days quarantine upon entry. Restrictions on the movement of people and banning of public gatherings were lifted on 29 April. The ferry between St. Martin and Anguilla has been suspended until further notice.
Barbados: From 12 July, commercial flights will resume. Travelers from low risk countries (see the list here) within the travel bubble (CARICOM and Caribbean), who haven't visited high risk countries within 21 days prior to arrival, will be exempt from pre-test requirements. Travelers from outside CARICOM must take a COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to departure, and fill out an online Immigration and Customs Form – which will become available 72 hours prior to arrival. Requirements may change at short notice.
British Virgin Islands: Borders are only open to returning Belongers, Permanent Residents, citizens, freight and cargo vessels. Foreign travelers are not permitted to enter until 31 August. Medical examinations and to quarantine for up to 14 days upon arrival are in place. A midnight to 5am curfew is in place.
Cayman Islands: International flights and cruise ships are banned entry until 31 August. Anyone who is permitted to enter must undergo quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in a government facility. A nationwide curfew has been lifted, however people must wear face masks and maintain 6ft (2m) distance in public.
Dominica: Foreign nationals are banned entry to Dominica by air and sea ports. Any returning residents must go into quarantine at a government facility for 14 days upon arrival. A state of emergency is in place, including a curfew from 10pm to 5am. Restrictions have mostly been lifted. Wearing a protective face mask in public is mandatory.
Grenada: Charter flights have resumed from 1 July, and some commercial flights will resume from 15 July. Depending on where you are coming from, a medium or high-risk country, you maybe be required to present a certified copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Inbound travelers will be screened, must fill out a health declaration form and register on a contact tracing app.
Montserrat: There are restrictions on who can enter, and enhanced health screenings in place. All new arrivals are required to self-isolate for 14 days, and must complete and submit an Access Declaration Form at least 72 hours prior to arrival.
St Kitts and Nevis: From 25 March, St Kitts and Nevis has closed its borders to all arriving passengers until further notice. There is a midnight to 5am curfew in place until 25 July. Wearing a mask in public is mandatory.
Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago's air and maritime borders are closed to international arrivals. Any arriving passengers must enter quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Domestic travel between the islands has resumed. Wearing a face mask in public remains mandatory.
Turks and Caicos: All ports of entry are closed to non-residents until 22 July. Returning residents are subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
Canada: Canada has banned entry to the country, unless you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students until 31 July. From 26 March, all travelers arriving in Canada are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution. The United States – Canada border remains closed to non-essential travel until 21 July. Social distancing rules are still in place, and may vary between regions.
Mexico: Upon arrival, all passengers must submit a questionnaire to immigration. The land border between the US and Mexico has closed to all non-essential traffic until 21 July. Contact your airline to see if your flight is going ahead, and what to expect upon arrival.
United States: If you are permitted to enter the USA, you may be asked to self-isolate for up to 14 days upon arrival. The borders are closed with Canada and Mexico to all non-essential travel until 21 July. Restrictions differ between states, The CDC recommends people stay home as much as possible, and when out to avoid close contact.
Belize: All borders are closed to non-residents until 15 August. When international tourism resumes, travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test result that has been taken within 72 hours of departure.
Costa Rica: Borders are closed non-residents until international flights resume with countries that have low COVID-19 transmission rates from 1 August. Land borders will remain closed. Only residents and legal citizens will be allowed to enter the country until 1 August, must fill out a form prior to departure, and upon arrival they will be quarantined for 14 days. Face masks are mandatory in all public places.
El Salvador: International flights are suspended until 18 August. Only Salvadorans, foreign residents and accredited diplomats are permitted to enter the country, and are subject to 14 days of quarantine at a government facility.
Guatemala: All borders have been closed to non-residents until 15 August. Returning residents must quarantine for 15 days on arrival. Upon arrival from 15 August, visitors will be subject to quarantine for 7 days. Modified restrictions of movement have been applied to some departments.
Honduras: On 15 March, Honduras closed its land, air and maritime borders until further notice. Only Honduran nationals, permanent residents and diplomats are exempt from the entry ban, and are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. A curfew is in place until 12 July, only allowing movement between 7am and 5pm depending on your identity card digits.
Nicaragua: International flights are suspended until 31 July. There is no requirement for international arrivals to quarantine. From 29 April, preventive measures have been implemented nationwide, including social distancing, the use of face masks in public, and thorough disinfection of public transport and facilities.
Panama: Only nationals and residents of Panama can enter the country, and arrivals must self-quarantine for 14 days. International flights have been suspended until 22 July. A curfew is in place from 7pm to 5am nationwide.
Argentina: An entry ban applies to non-residents and foreign nationals. Commercial flights have been suspended until 1 September. Self-isolation for 14 days is mandatory for returning residents.
Brazil: Foreign travelers and non-residents are banned from entering Brazil until 29 July. Passengers must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result.
Bolivia: International flights are suspended, and all land border crossings are closed until 31 July. Returning Bolivian nationals and residents must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. A ‘dynamic quarantine’ is in place until 31 July, where towns and cities will be classified as high, medium or moderate risk based on COVID-19 statistics, and restrictions per region will be determined by the level of risk.
Chile: International flights remain suspended. Most border crossings remain closed until 16 July. Returning Chilean nationals must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Before departure, passengers must fill out an "Affidavit for Travellers to prevent Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19)". Upon arrival, all foreign visitors from countries considered a COVID-19 risk will be quarantined for 14 days. A nationwide, night-time curfew is in place from 10pm to 5am. Strict quarantine measures are in place.
Colombia: All land and sea borders are closed to non-Colombian citizens and residents until 31 August. Any returning nationals must undergo 14 days of quarantine, and complete an online form prior to entering the country. International flights, including transit via Bogotá's El Dorado Airport, are suspended until 31 August.
Guyana: International flights are suspended until 31 July. All passengers must have a negative COVID-19 certificate.
Paraguay: All borders are closed and commercial flights have been suspended until further notice. Returning residents must undergo 14 days of quarantine upon arrival at a government-designated facility. Phase three of restriction relaxations began to roll out on 15 June.
Peru: International flights are suspended and borders are closed to foreigners until 31 July. There is a mandatory 14-day quarantine for returning residents of Peru, and arrivals must fill out a Declaration of Traveler's Health. A nationwide curfew from 10pm to 4am is in place from 1 July to 31 July, and curfew hours differ in some areas. Large public gatherings are banned and people must wear face masks while outside.
Uruguay: All foreigners visitors must show proof of health insurance that covers suspected or confirmed COVID-19. For the latest information on entry requirements, check with the Ministry of Public Health (In Spanish).
Suriname: Suriname closed its land and sea borders on 14 March. Anyone permitted to enter is subject to 14 days of quarantine upon arrival. Lockdown was lifted on 21 June, when people were allowed to move freely in the country.
Venezuela: Borders are closed and commercial flights have been suspended until 12 July. Passengers on the Caracas Metro must wear masks. Lockdown has been extended until further notice, including the closure of non-essential businesses and services, in municipalities along the border with Colombia and Brazil.
Georgia: Until 1 August, foreign citizens are not permitted to enter the country. All land borders are closed and international flights are suspended. Anyone permitted to enter Georgia must undergo 14 days of compulsory quarantine. The ban on domestic travel has been lifted from 15 June. Face masks are mandatory inside shops and on public transport.
Moldova: Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter Moldova until 15 July, with only a few exceptions. Travelers are subject to health screenings, must fill out epidemiological files and self-isolate for a period of 14 days. A public health emergency is in place until 15 July, and it is mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport and in enclosed public spaces.
Russia: International flights are suspended, and land borders are closed. An entry ban applies to almost all foreign nationals until further notice. All arrivals should remain in quarantine for 14 days. Restrictions across Russia differ between regions. Mass gatherings are prohibited, and all Russians who are over the age of 65 or have chronic illness must stay home.
Algeria: All international flights are suspended, and land borders are closed. Returning Algerian nationals must undergo quarantine for 14 days. An 8pm to 5am curfew is in place from 14 June for Boumerdes, Souk Ahras, Tissemsilt, Djelfa, Mascara, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bouira, Relizane Biskra, Khenchela, M'sila , Chlef, Sidi Bel Abbes, Médéa, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tipaza, Ouargla, Bechar, Alger, Constantine, Oran, Sétif, Annaba, Bejaia, Adrar, Laghouat and El Oued. Face masks are mandatory in public from 23 May.
Angola: All entry points to the country are closed. Entry will only be permitted for humanitarian aid, the transport of sick patients and essential goods and services. Restrictions are in place around the country.
Botswana: Botswana has closed its borders except to essential workers, citizens and residents until further notice. Anyone permitted to enter will be tested for COVID-19 and subject to 14-day quarantine in government facilities. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public.
Benin: Land border crossings are restricted to extreme necessities. Limited commercial flights are operating to and from Benin, however anyone who does arrive by air must quarantine in a government-designated hotel, and take a COVID-19 test at their own expense before self-isolating for 48 hours until results are confirmed. Social distancing measures are being enforced, and wearing masks in public is mandatory.
Burundi: All international flights have been suspended until further notice. Screening measures are in place at air and road borders, and arrivals from countries affected by COVID-19 will be quarantined for at least 14 days upon entry.
Burkina Faso: All ports of entry are closed indefinitely. Large public gatherings are banned and some long distance intercity travel is not allowed. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public places.
Cameroon: Cameroon has closed all its land, sea and air borders. Face masks are mandatory in public. Travel within the country is limited to essential only, and gatherings of more than 50 people have been banned. Restrictions on bars, restaurants and leisure facilities have been lifted.
Cape Verde: Commercial international flights are banned until 1 August. Inter-island travel will remain suspended until 15 July. Non-citizens are prohibited from entering the country. Local restrictions are still in place, including a ban of public gatherings and maintenance of social distancing measures.
Central African Republic: Commercial flights are suspended until further notice. Anyone permitted to enter must undergo 21 days of self-quarantine. A ban on large gatherings and social distancing measures remain in place.
Côte d’Ivoire: Entry is permitted for Ivorian nationals and ECOWAS foreign nationals with residency or people with visas valid for entry. Land and sea borders are closed. If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to provide contact details on arrival and should self-isolate for 14 days.
Comoros: All international flights have been suspended until further notice. Anyone eligible to enter must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 result prior to arrival. People must wear face masks in all public places.
The Republic of Congo: All ports of entry are closed to non-residents.
The Democratic Republic of Congo: International flights are suspended. Anyone who is permitted to enter will be subject to health screenings. If you are suspected of having COVID-19, quarantined for 14 days.
Chad: International flights are suspended. Anyone eligible to enter the country must undergo 14 days of quarantine.
Djibouti: Commercial flights are suspended until 1 September. Land borders are also closed until then. Face masks remain mandatory in public.
Eritrea: International flights were suspended on 26 March until further notice. Returning residents will be required to quarantine for 21 days upon arrival.
eSwatini: Only citizens and residents are allowed to enter eSwatini, but must quarantine for 14 days when they arrive.
Gabon: All international flights have been suspended, and land and sea borders have closed indefinitely. Anyone who is permitted to enter must undergo 15-days of quarantine at a government facility.
Ghana: All borders are closed until further notice. All returning nationals entering the country must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Face masks are required in public in Greater Accra and Cape Coast.
Guinea: All borders are closed until further notice.
The Gambia: All land borders are closed and commercial flights are suspended. Anyone entering the country is subject to 14 days quarantine in a designated Government facility. Social distancing measures, restrictions on public transport and a mandatory requirement to wear a face mask in markets is in place.
Kenya: All international flights are suspended until 1 August. A negative COVID-19 test is required to enter, and upon entry you may be quarantined at a government facility for 14 days at your own expense.
Morocco: Commercial flights are suspended, and borders are closed for tourism purposes. From 15 July, only residents and their families can enter, and must show proof of residency via a ‘carte de séjour’ (residency card), present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result and serologic test for COVID-19 dated no earlier than 48 hours prior to departure, must self-isolate at home for 14 days, and download the tracking app ‘Wiqaytna’. An emergency decree remains in place until 10 August.
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.
Mauritania: International flights and land borders have closed until further notice. Restrictions are in place, including a nationwide curfew.
Madagascar: Madagascar has suspended all international flights until further notice.
Mali: Commercial flights from COVID-19 affected countries are prohibited, and land borders are closed until further notice. Arrivals must self-quarantine for 14 days. Face masks are mandatory in public.
Malawi: 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: Borders are closed and flights are suspended until 31 August. Arrivals from high-risk COVID-19 countries are required to go into quarantine. Most local restrictions have been lifted from 15 June, however face masks are still mandatory in public and social distancing measures should be followed.
Namibia: International flights are suspended and borders are closed to most foreign nationals until 31 August. From 15 July to 15 August, a limited number of travelers from low-risk COVID-19 countries will be allowed to enter the country. Eligible travelers must submit a COVID-19 PCR test and enter 14 days of mandatory quarantine at their own cost. Face masks must be worn in public.
Niger: All international flights are suspended and land borders are closed until further notice. Anyone arriving in Niger must self-quarantine for 14 days.
Nigeria: All airports are closed to international commercial flights until further notice. Any arrivals must test negative for COVID-19 within two weeks of departure, and are subject to 14 days of quarantine, plus a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival. "Precision lockdowns" will be implemented in areas where COVID-19 is dramatically increasing, and less strict restrictions will be in place for other areas. There is a nationwide curfew from 10pm to 4am, and it is mandatory to wear a face mask in public. Travel between states should be postponed.
Rwanda: Commercial flights are suspended until further notice. All borders have been closed, except to returning residents who must undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days. Masks must be worn in public, and a daily curfew is in place from 9pm to 5am.
Senegal: From 15 July, commercial flights may resume. Land and sea borders will remain closed. A State of Emergency has ended, however face masks are still mandatory in public spaces.
Somalia: All passenger flights have been suspended, and all land borders are closed. Anyone who arrives in Somalia is subject to 14 days hotel quarantine at their own expense. In the capital, Mogadishu, major roads, businesses and mosques have been closed and residents ordered to stay home, plus there is a night time curfew from 7pm to 5am.
South Africa: Borders are closed to foreign nationals, and commercial flights remain suspended. Returning residents are subject to medical screening and quarantine upon arrival for 14 days in a state appointed facility.
São Tomé and Príncipe: Most international flights remain suspended until 14 July. A three-phase plan to exit the state of emergency will be rolled out until 31 July, including the gradual resumption of international travel. From 1 May, to travel between Sao Tome and Principe, residents must be tested for the virus prior to entry or exit from either region. Masks are mandatory in public.
Sierra Leone: International flights have been suspended until further notice, and land borders have closed. Travelers arriving from destinations with 50 or more confirmed COVID-19 cases must quarantine for 14 days. Local restrictions, including a curfew, are in place. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public.
Sudan: Commercial flights are banned until 12 July.
Togo: International flights are suspended and land borders are closed. Arrivals from high-risk COVID-19 affected countries are subject to mandatory self-isolation for 14 days.
Uganda: International flights are suspended until further notice and land borders and lake ports have closed. All arrivals are subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine in a government-designated facility at their own expense. A curfew from 7pm to 6.30am is in place until further notice.
Zimbabwe: Borders have closed to non-residents. Arrivals are subject to a mandatory 21-day quarantine at a government facility, including anyone who has a certificate to declare they are coronavirus free. From 12 June, restrictions have been relaxed to allow informal sector workers to resume operations, however people should still limit their travel to essential. It is mandatory to wear a mask in public.
Azerbaijan: All international flights are suspended and borders are closed until 1 August. Anyone who arrives is required to quarantine at the Olympic Village in Baku for at least seven days upon arrival. Face masks are mandatory in public places, and social distancing applies nationwide.
Bhutan: International flights are suspended. Foreign nationals need to apply for permission to enter Bhutan. All travelers or returning Bhutanese nationals will be quarantined for 21 days upon arrival.
China: There are restrictions on entry to China. Anyone permitted to enter the country is required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Lockdown has been relaxed in areas where transmission of COVID-19 has reportedly slowed or completely stopped. Expect restrictions to be reimposed at short notice if there are further outbreaks, such as the mid-June outbreak in Beijing. Requirements to self isolate for 14 days when traveling between provinces or cities may be in place.
Hong Kong: Until 18 September, there is an entry ban on non-resident foreigners, except for travelers who have spent the previous 14 days in mainland China, Taiwan or Macau before arriving in Hong Kong. Social distancing remains in place.
India: International flights are suspended until 31 July, and returning residents must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. All land borders are closed. Lockdown restrictions remain in designated containment zones until 31 July. All districts of India have been divided into green, amber and red zones, based on the level of COVID-19 infection.
Indonesia: Foreign nationals are banned from entering Indonesia. If you meet the criteria for entry, you must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that is 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.
Japan: Entry for non-Japanese nationals from countries listed here will be denied, with limited exceptions. Until the end of July, all arrivals may be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test, and must self-isolate for 14 days at a designated location.
Kyrgyzstan: International flights are suspended and all foreign nationals are banned from entering the country. All land borders have been closed. Anyone permitted to enter will be subject to mandatory 3 days quarantine in government facilities. If you have no symptoms, you are then required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Laos: International flights are suspended, and borders are closed to foreign travelers until further notice. Returning residents, students, Lao citizens, skilled workers and diplomats will undergo mandatory health screenings and 14 days of quarantine at their own expense.
Malaysia: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 August, including the closure of borders to international travel. Returning residents entering Malaysia are subject to health screenings and a 14-day quarantine at designated facilities.
Mongolia: All foreign nationals have been banned entry to Mongolia, and all international air and rail routes have been suspended until at least 15 July. Anyone eligible to enter Mongolia from abroad must quarantine for 21 days at their own expense.
Maldives: From 15 July, phase 1 begins for reopening to international travelers. A confirmed booking is required prior to entry, and travelers must stay in one establishment during phase 1. Passengers must submit a health declaration card upon arrival, which is handed out during the flight. There is no mandatory testing or quarantine for travelers without symptoms of COVID-19. Phase 2 begins on 1 August.
Myanmar: All international flights are suspended until 31 July. For information on what to expect upon arrival, read the latest from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
Nepal: Foreign travelers are not allowed to enter Nepal until at least 22 July. Commercial flights are suspended until 21 July. Arrivals must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Movement restrictions are being relaxed across the country.
North Korea: Since 23 January, the country's borders have been closed to all foreign travelers. Tours to North Korea will be suspended until further notice. A national emergency has been declared with related quarantine measures, and these are in place until the end of 2020.
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: Foreign travelers are not permitted to enter. Filipino nationals and residents returning from abroad must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
South Korea: From 1 April, anyone who arrives in South Korea – regardless of where they are from or the length of stay – will undergo quarantine for 14 days. If you are not a resident in South Korea, you will be quarantined in government-arranged facilities and charged a fee.
Sri Lanka: Most commercial flights are suspended until 1 August. Any returning residents must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. From 1 August, foreign travelers may be allowed to enter via Bandaranaike, Ratmalana and Mattala Rajapaksa international airports. Upon entry to Sri Lanka, travelers should expect mandatory health screenings and procedures such as a PCR test.
Tajikistan: Commercial flights are suspended until further notice. Land borders are closed, and foreign nationals are banned from entering the country. Returning residents are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Turkmenistan: International flights have been suspended until 20 July. Nationals and residents returning from overseas are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Vietnam: Vietnam has closed all land borders to foreign travelers, and commercial passenger flights are suspended until further notice. Vietnamese nationals returning from abroad must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Armenia: Foreign nationals are banned from entering Armenia. Anyone who does enter Armenia will undergo health screenings on arrival.
Bahrain: All foreign travelers will be denied entry to Bahrain. Only Bahraini citizens, residents, and passengers with Prior Permission Granted are allowed entry, and will be subject to screening and potential quarantine for 14 days. Until further notice, social distancing measures are in place, face masks are mandatory in public, public gatherings are banned and public venues are closed.
Israel: Non-resident foreign nationals will not be permitted to enter the country until 1 August. Anyone eligible to enter the country must undergo 14 days of quarantine.
Jordan: Commercial flights are suspended until 14 July, and all land and sea borders are closed. Anyone approved for entry is required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Saudi Arabia: From 15 March, international flights and sea routes have been suspended. Anyone who has visited COVID-19-affected countries 14 days prior to arrival in Saudi Arabia will be denied entry. Anyone eligible to enter must quarantine for 14 days.
Qatar: Until further notice, only Qatari nationals and permanent residents are allowed to enter the country. Anyone arriving from abroad must quarantine for 14 days. The airport is open, and operating at a reduced capacity. All citizens and residents must download the COVID-19 tracking app, EHTERAZ.
United Arab Emirates: Only UAE nationals, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nationals and diplomats are exempt from the current entry ban. All arrivals must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Foreign visitors will be allowed to enter Dubai starting from 7 July, so long as there is proof of a negative COVID-19 result, or undergo testing at airports.
Oman: No foreign nationals are allowed to enter Oman from 18 March. All international flights have been suspended until further notice. Anyone who does arrive in Oman must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Kuwait: Kuwait International Airport closed indefinitely as a precautionary measure on 13 March. Land borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia have closed. A 6pm to 6am curfew is in place from 31 May until further notice.
Australia: From 20 March, all travelers are not allowed to enter Australia except for Australian citizens or permanent residents and immediate family, and the international borders remain closed until further notice. Australia will quarantine all returning residents in hotels for two weeks. 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 until 31 July. Only returning nationals are permitted to enter, and must undergo 14 days of mandatory quarantine followed by 14 days of self-isolation.
French Polynesia: From 15 July, borders will open to select countries for international tourism, and arrivals must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result no older than 72 hours before departure, and proof of travel insurance.
New Zealand: All visitors, except for returning New Zealanders, have been denied boarding any plane to New Zealand from 19 March. New Zealanders' partners, legal guardians or any dependent children traveling with them may also return. Returning residents and citizens are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Borders will remain closed until further notice.
Kiribati: The Republic of Kiribati will now deny entry to any travelers who have been in or transited countries with confirmed local transmission within 14 days immediately prior to entering Kiribati.
Nauru: Passengers who have transited through, or have been in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Iran, Italy, Korea, Europe, USA or Asia (except Taiwan) in the past 21 days, will not be allowed to enter Nauru. Effective 16 March, anyone arriving in Nauru will be required to spend up to 14 days in “approved Transition Accommodation” before entry into Nauru.
Palau: There is an indefinite ban on inbound and outbound international flights.
Papua New Guinea: International borders remain closed and international flights are suspended until further notice. Anyone eligible for entry must be tested for COVID-19 within 14 days from their date of arrival to be permitted to board a flight. From 22 March, no visitors can enter the country except for health workers, diplomats and military personnel or flight crew with special authorization.
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: International flights are suspended until 31 August. Returning residents must complete a Traveller’s Public Health Declaration, and provide full details of their accommodation, itinerary and personal contact details for 14 days after arrival. Read the UK Government travel advice for the Solomon Islands for detailed information on what to expect.
Tonga: Tonga's borders have closed to all foreigners, and a state of emergency remains in place until 4 August.
Vanuatu: From 20 March, Vanuatu's ports of entry are closed until further notice. Vanuatu nationals returning from overseas must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Egypt: International tourism will gradually resume from 1 July, allowing commercial flights from select countries. Travel will be restricted to specific seaside resorts in the regions of southern Sinai, Red Sea province and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean. Upon entry, passengers will be subject to temperature checks, must fill out a Public Health Card, and are required to show proof of a valid health insurance policy. It is unclear if quarantine is required. Contact your airline for the most up to date information.
Ethiopia: Upon arrival to Ethiopia, if you do not have a medical certificate with a negative PCR COVID-19 test result that is less than 72 hours old, you will be quarantined for 7 days in government-designated facilities, tested, and then required to self-isolate for an additional 7 days at home. If you do carry a negative PCR test result, you must undergo 7 days of mandatory self-quarantine at home. Ethiopia Airlines has listed detailed entry requirements and procedures. A nationwide state of emergency is in place until 8 September, and there are restrictions in place.
Equatorial Guinea: International flights have resumed. A negative COVID-19 test result that is no older than two days must be presented on arrival. Passengers without a medical certificate are subject to medical screening and quarantine. Wearing a face mask and gloves remains mandatory in public.
Guinea-Bissau: The closure of borders was lifted on 27 May. A negative COVID-19 test result is required for entry. A state of emergency is in place until 25 July.
Liberia: International commercial flights have resumed at Roberts International Airport from 28 June. Travelers who arrive with a negative COVID-19 test result done within 72 hours prior to arrival will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via a mobile app. If you do not get a pre-travel test, you will be tested upon arrival and have to wait for the results. Land borders remain closed.
Mozambique: Restrictions on international travel have partially been relaxed. Arrivals from countries with active COVID-19 cases must undergo 14 days of quarantine.
Seychelles: Commercial flights are set to resume from 1 August. Private and charter flights resumed from 1 June. Approved travelers from low and medium-risk countries must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is less than 48 hours old before boarding a flight. Upon arrival, passengers must submit a filled out health check form, and are subject to temperature checks.
South Sudan: There is no ban on commercial flights. To enter, passengers must have a negative COVID-19 certificate issued no more than 48 hours ahead of your journey.
Tanzania: The ban on international flights has been lifted from 18 May, as well as the mandatory quarantine for all international arrivals. Health screenings will still be in place, and anyone showing symptoms must cover their own expenses for quarantine.
Tunisia: From 27 June, borders reopened to international travelers. Countries have been categorized as red (high), orange (medium) or green (low) depending on the COVID-19 risk, and depending on where you are traveling from, restrictions may apply to you. Travelers from "green" countries can enter without medical tests or an isolation period. Arrivals from the "orange" list must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (no older than than 72 hours prior to departure), and self isolate for 14 days. Countries that are marked as "red" are banned from entering Tunisia.
Zambia: Anyone entering Zambia may be tested for COVID-19, and must spend up to 14 days in self-quarantine – even if the test result is negative. Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and borders remain open.
Antigua and Barbuda: Borders opened to foreign travelers from 4 June. Passengers must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that is no more than 7 days old before departure. Upon arrival, visitors are subject to medical screening and must complete a health declaration form. You may be subject to further COVID-19 testing, and costs will be covered by passengers. A state of emergency is in place until 31 July, including a curfew from 11pm to 5am. Wearing a face mask in public is mandatory, and social distancing measures are in place.
The Bahamas: From 1 July, The Bahamas has resumed commercial flights in Phase 2 of reopening to international tourism. All travelers must fill out an online Health Visa, upload their test result to the Health Visa portal and present test results upon arrival. Arrivals after 7 July must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result no more than seven days old, and no quarantine will be required. Click here for more information on what to expect. A state of emergency is in place until 31 July, including a daily 10pm to 5am curfew.
Bermuda: From 1 July, borders have opened to international visitors. From 11 July, visitors will not be able to obtain Travel Authorisation if they are from a country the WHO has classified as having community transmission of COVID-19 and do not have a negative pre-departure test result. Travelers must fill out a screening form, show proof of health insurance and provide a negative COVID-19 test result that is ideally taken within 72 hours of departure. For the latest information, read the Bermuda Government's protocols for travelers.
Cuba: From 1 July, entry to limited destinations via charter flights to Cuba will be permitted, and visitors will be subject to temperature and COVID-19 PCR tests upon arrival. Travelers will be transferred directly to resorts in Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Santa Maria or Cayo Largo del Sur. Tourism may fully reopen when international flights resume until 31 July. Social distancing measures are in place until further notice, and some areas are still under curfew depending on the level of risk.
Dominican Republic: International flights have resumed from 1 July. All passengers must fill out a completed Traveler’s Health Affidavit, and will be subject to temperature checks upon arrival. If you present symptoms of COVID-19, you will be tested and isolated until the results return.
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. A state of emergency has been extended until 19 July. Measures include a curfew between 8pm and 5am and a ban on all events/gatherings of more than 10 people. Wearing face masks in public is required.
St Lucia: The borders officially opened to international travel from 4 June, however travelers must test negative for COVID-19 at least 48 hours prior to entry. Charter flights resumed on 4 June, however American Airlines have announced international flights to Hewanorra Airport are set to resume from 7 July. There is a national state of emergency in place until 30 September. A curfew from midnight to 5am is in place from 15 June.
St Vincent and the Grenadines: From 1 July, there are new requirements for arrivals in Phase 1 of reopening to international visitors. Travelers must complete an online COVID-19 questionnaire, and will be subject to COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. While waiting for results, you will spend 24 hours in mandatory quarantine.
Jamaica: Borders are open to foreign travelers. Prior to check-in for a flight to Jamaica, all passengers require Travel Authorization. From 15 July, all non-business travelers over the age of 12 from Arizona, Florida, New York and Texas will be required to upload a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited medical laboratory, and the date of the test must be within 10 days of your arrival date. Upon arrival at the airport, you will undergo a short risk assessment by a public health officer. If it is decided that you are high risk you will be subject to a PCR test, and placed in quarantine for up to 48 hours until you receive the results.
Afghanistan: Flights have resumed. Arrivals are advised to self-isolate upon arrival, but is not mandatory. Check your government travel advice for the latest information.
Bangladesh: International flights from select countries have resumed. Check to make sure you do not fall under any current entry bans. Arrivals must complete a Health Declaration Form and Passenger Locator Form provided by cabin crew, show proof of a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure, and if you are arriving from a high-risk COVID-19 country you must self-quarantine for 14 days. Red zone lockdown restrictions are in place for high-risk areas. An 8pm to 6am curfew is in place until further notice.
Cambodia: Travelers who are eligible to enter must provide a negative COVID-19 test result that is no older than 72 hours, and prove that they have medical insurance with minimum coverage of US $50,000. Foreign travelers are required to deposit US $3,000 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 at their own accommodation. A ban on mass gatherings remains in place.
Iran: Arrivals who are exempt from current entry bans will be subject to health screening, including a COVID-19 test, and depending on the result, may be required to quarantine for up to 14 days.
Kazakhstan: International flights with select countries have resumed from 20 June. Arrivals are subject to 24 hours mandatory quarantine while testing for COVID-19 takes place. The cities of Aktobe, Karaganda, Temirtau, Saran, Shakhtinsk, Abay, Atyrau, Shymkent and Zharkent are under lockdown until further notice. East Kazakhstan is under a regional lockdown.
Singapore: 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. 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.
Taiwan: From 29 June, travelers who want to visit Taiwan for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits must apply for an entry permit. Approved travelers must produce a negative RT-PCR test result that is no older than 72 hours prior to arrival, and fill out a health declaration form detailing travel history for the previous 14 days. Specific travelers from low or medium risk countries may be eligible to apply for a shorter quarantine, instead of the required 14 days. Face masks must be worn on public transport.
Thailand: A three-phase plan for reopening to international visitors is being rolled out. Most foreign nationals are not allowed to enter until 31 July. From 1 July, 11 groups of Thai and non-Thai nationals are permitted to enter, and these groups have been outlined by the The Government Public Relations Department. Eligible travelers must obtain a “Certificate of Entry” from their local Thai embassy or consulate, present a fit-to-fly health certificate, insurance that covers COVID-19 medical examination and treatment, and may be required to undergo 14 days of quarantine. The Emergency Decree has been extended nationwide until 31 July. Thailand is currently in the fifth phase of relaxing restrictions
Uzbekistan: From 15 June, limited international flights have resumed with select countries. Click here to find out which international flights are permitted. Arrivals from code green countries are exempt from COVID-19 quarantine, code yellow countries must quarantine at home, and anyone arriving from code red countries must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. It is compulsory to wear a facemask while outside. Nationwide quarantine measures remain in place until 1 August, depending on their risk status of red, yellow and green zones.
From 1 July, 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: Some international flights have resumed from 22 June. Land and maritime borders with Montenegro, Kosovo and North Macedonia have reopened to entry from foreign nationals without testing or quarantine requirements. The border with Greece remains closed. Social distancing guidelines remain in place, and passengers onboard public transport must wear a face mask.
Austria: Entry without a medical certificate is only unrestricted for travelers who have spent the previous 14 days in countries that are deemed safe by the Austrian Foreign Ministry. Anyone arriving from a country that the Austrian Foreign Ministry has a travel warning in place for must provide a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 result (no older than four days), and show proof of where they will self-isolate for 14 days. Face masks are compulsory in public.
Belarus: If you arrive from countries where COVID-19 cases have been reported (check for the latest list on the Belarus Healthcare Ministry website), you will have to self-isolate for 14 days. Foreign travelers must also produce a negative result of a PCR COVID-19 test that is no older than 48 hours. Follow social distancing guidelines in the country.
Belgium: Borders are open for travelers from the EU, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Travelers coming from high risk regions, listed as red on the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, must self-isolate for 14 days. Read the latest answers to FAQs for travel to Belgium.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Borders have opened to citizens of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia without restrictions from 1 June. International flights have also resumed from 1 June. An entry ban for most non-resident foreigners, with only some special circumstances, remains in place. People must still wear protective masks and keep their distance in public.
Bulgaria: Borders have opened to nationals from the EU, UK and Schengen Area. Quarantine of 14 days remains in place for visitors from Portugal, North Macedonia, Sweden, and the UK, and you will not be allowed to leave the country until quarantine is complete. All other travelers do not require quarantine, but must submit a form to health inspectors upon arrival.
Croatia: Borders have opened to travelers from the UK, EU and EEA. Travelers must fill out this online form prior to arrival. Quarantine of 14 days has been reintroduced for travelers from countries where COVID-19 is still a high risk, and this list is subject to change.
Cyprus: From 9 June, international arrivals from a limited number of countries will be permitted to enter Cyprus, and these countries have been categorized as A (low risk) or B (increased risk by comparison to those of category A).
Czech Republic: From 15 June, EU countries will be divided into three groups according to risk of COVID-19: low (green), medium (orange) and high (red). Travelers from low risk countries may enter without a negative COVID-19 test result. To travel from a medium risk country, arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival in the Czech Republic.
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: Germany has opened borders for travel without restrictions to anyone from the EU, Schengen Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), and the UK. If you are traveling from a country that has been identified by Robert Koch-Institut as a COVID-19 risk, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days, unless you show no symptoms and supply a COVID-19 certificate from a doctor (dated within 48 hours) stating you show no signs of infection. Each of the 16 federal states have the final say on lockdown measures, and may implement different policies.
Greenland: Residents of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Germany, Iceland and Norway will be allowed to travel to Greenland from 15 June, however the number of visitors is limited to 600 per week. All visitors must present a negative COVID-19 test result that is no older than five days, and enter quarantine or 14 days upon arrival.
Greece: From 1 July, all arrivals must complete an online Passenger Locator Form at least 48 hours before arrival. Health screenings may be required, and once tested you must self-isolate at the address given on your entry form, and wait for the call with your results.
Estonia: From 1 June, travelers arriving from countries in EU member states, the Schengen Area and the UK which have less than 15 active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants are exempt from the 14 days self-quarantine upon arrival. A list of countries that meet the criteria will be announced every Friday. Anyone arriving from countries with a high infection rate must self-isolate for 14 days.
Finland: Until 11 August, some restrictions on travelers from third countries remain in place. For the latest information on who is allowed to enter without restrctions, check Finland's guidelines for border traffic.
France: From 15 June, travelers from Andorra, the United Kingdom, EU Member States (except for Spain), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican will not need to prove travel is essential or hold an international travel certificate when they enter France, so long as they do not show symptoms of COVID-19. Most arriving travelers from non-European Union member states are still required to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival, and must complete a form prior to arrival.
Hungary: Borders have opened, and restrictions are in place. As the situation is changing fast, check for the latest entry requirements from the Hungarian Ordinance on Travel Restrictions during the Epidemiological Period notice.
Iceland: From 1 July, all travelers must fill out a pre-registration form within 72 hours of arrival, as well as take a COVID-19 test at designated facilities upon arrival (at their own cost) or undergo 14 days of self-quarantine. Quarantine and testing will not apply to anyone born in or after 2005.
Italy: Travel to Italy without restrictions is allowed for visitors who have been in only the following countries for 14 days prior: EU countries, Schengen Area, UK, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City. From 1 July, travel to Italy from outside the EU is permitted for citizens resident in countries deemed safe, and this list is subject to change every two weeks an depending on the epidemiological situation.
Kosovo: Land borders have opened and from 28 June, international flights have resumed. Inbound travelers must carry a negative COVID-19 test of no older than four days. Face masks are mandatory in public.
Latvia: Entry without self-isolation is only allowed for visitors from countries in the EU, the EEA, and Switzerland, identified here, which have less than 16 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. Anyone arriving from countries with more than 15 recorded cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days must self-isolate for two weeks. Social distancing measures, restrictions on public events and the mandatory wearing of face masks on public transport remains in place.
Lithuania: Arrivals from countries with less than 25 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days can enter Lithuania, and in some cases you may be required to isolate. Entry without restrictions is only allowed for visitors coming from a country with less than 15 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days. All arrivals must register within 24 hours of entry with health authorities. Each week on Monday, an updated list of countries that meet the criteria will be announced. For more information on restrictions within the country, including the requirement to cover your mouth and nose, using a mask or a scarf, in public, click here.
Luxembourg: Travelers from the European Union and Schengen Area are allowed to enter. For the latest information, check Re-open EUqscv .
Malta: From 1 July, flights from some countries listed on Malta's official tourism website will resume, and those permitted to enter will not require 14 days of quarantine. Safety measures are in place at Malta's airports. Flights from other destinations will resume from 15 July. Face masks are mandatory in public. Public gatherings of more than 75 people are banned, and social distancing of 6.5ft (2m) is encouraged.
Montenegro: Entry restrictions depend on your country or residence and where you are traveling from. The two lists are green or yellow, and the latest list is available here, including details on local restrictions to expect while in Montenegro.
Norway: Norway has opened borders to travelers from Nordic countries from 15 June, and quarantine restrictions on entry for people arriving from regions where the level of infection is high (marked as "red" on the map) apply. Travel from Nordic countries marked as "green" will be exempt from quarantine. Travel advice for visitors from some European countries will be announced on 15 July.
The Netherlands: From 1 July, The Dutch government has adopted the EU's recommendation to lift its travel ban for residents of a number of countries deemed safe. The list will be updated every two weeks, and available on the Re-open EU website. All travelers must fill in a health screening form prior to departure, and will be subject to a health check. For the latest information, read the Q&A's on travel restrictions for the Netherlands.
North Macedonia: From 26 June, all land border crossings are open for movement without self-isolation or a PCR test upon entry. Airports reopened to commercial flights from 1 July, and you should contact your airline for the latest information on what to expect.
Poland: From 13 June, borders have opened without self-isolation requirements to travelers from the EU, EFTA, EEA, and Switzerland. Restrictions remain in place for arrivals from non-EU countries. Wearing a facemask is required in public places.
Portugal: From 1 July, Portugal has entered the third phase of their reopening plan. Throughout July, restrictions on flights are being eased to and from the EU, as well as some approved non-EU countries based on a positive epidemiological assessment. Some travelers need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding – check Re-open EU for the latest information. 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.
Serbia: Borders with neighboring countries have opened, and may be subject to entry requirements. Check with your local consulate or embassy to see if there are entry restrictions.
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.
Slovenia: Travelers from Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland are allowed to visit, and do not require quarantine. Anyone arriving from countries listed on the Slovene Government's "red list" will have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Spain: From 21 June, borders reopened to travelers from the EU and all Schengen Area countries without the requirement to quarantine for 14 days. From 1 July, all travelers must fill out and sign the FCS form, and present the QR code upon arrival. From 3 July, Spain has lifted entry restrictions for 12 of the 15 approved 'safe' countries by the EU recommendation, and these countries include (current 6 July): Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. This list is subject to change.
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.
Liechtenstein: The country is in a customs and currency union with Switzerland, and is following Swiss border rules.
Romania: From 1 June, borders opened to travelers from the UK, EU, Switzerland and European Economic Area countries. From 15 June, travelers from Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Island, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary do not need to self-isolate on arrival if they show no symptoms of COVID-19. All other travelers must self-isolate for 14 days.
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 Sweden. The list is being updated regularly at Re-open EU.
Ukraine: From 15 June, borders have opened to foreign travelers. If you have been in a country classified as "green" for 14 days prior to arrival, you will not need to self-isolate. If you are traveling from a "red" zone, you will be required to self isolate for 14 days and be monitored via the mobile app Diy Vdoma, and if you do not agree to download the app, you will be quarantined at a government facility. Green and red zones are based on COVID-19 transmission of 40 people per 100,000 population. All foreign nationals will be required to demonstrate health insurance upon arrival.
United Kingdom: Anyone who arrives to the UK must self-quarantine for 14 days, and fill out a contact locator form before continuing to their quarantine location. From 10 July, people arriving in England from any of the countries listed on the travel corridor exemption list will not need to self-isolate if they have spent the previous 14 days in only those places. 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.
Ecuador: Commercial flights resumed at a limited capacity from 1 June. Travelers must present a negative PCR swab test for COVID-19 that has been taken within 7 days of departure. Upon arrival, travelers must sign a declaration form, providing their itinerary and local contact details, plus undergo 14 days of mandatory self-isolation.
Lebanon: Commercial flights will resume from 1 July at 10% operating capacity. Depending on where you are coming from, you may be required to have a PCR test. Arrivals are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and must go into quarantine if the result is positive.
Turkey: Borders reopened to international travelers from 12 June. Airline passengers must wear face masks, complete passenger locator forms supplied by the airline, and undergo COVID-19 screening upon arrival. If you display symptoms of COVID-19, you will be given a PCR test.
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As borders begin to open around the world and government travel advisories lift travel bans, allowing their citizens to travel again, you should keep a close eye on the situation in the country you intend to visit, and make a good judgement call for your personal safety.
If you fall under a high-risk category for COVID-19, which includes adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions, follow the advice of your doctor first and foremost.
In the days and weeks leading up to your planned trip, stay up to date with information from your airline or travel provider to see how your plans have changed or if your flights are affected.
Be aware of mandatory quarantine requirements in your final destination. Come prepared with face masks if they are a requirement by the airline you are flying with, or mandatory in the country you are visiting.
Follow the advice of local authorities wherever you do go. Not doing so may be a criminal offence and result in fines or imprisonment.
If you have minor symptoms such as cough, headache or mild fever, stay home and self-isolate until you recover. Some airlines are turning passengers away at check-in if they present even mild symptoms of COVID-19.
Cases of COVID-19 are rapidly spreading in some countries, while beginning to slow in others. Where restrictions have been lifted, the risk may still be present and you should continue to follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines as provided by the World Health Organization.
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.
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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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