Each Country’s COVID-19 Travel Rules

Updated May 2021

Learn More About How To Travel In the Age of COVID-19!

Travelling during a pandemic can be a minefield.

Whilst some people can afford to hire a professional to work it out for them, for many this may not be an option.

That’s why the Epicentre team has put together this list to help you plan that much-needed holiday, business trip, family visit or return trip home.

Please note that we will keep this list as up to date as possible, so join our newsletter to be alerted on the latest updates.

Also note that we have not included every country, although we are working on it. So if you want a country added to the list please email: sales@epicentre.org.za

Please note that we do try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, but please use the resources provided to keep ahead of shifting regulations. Epicentre cannot be held liable for missed flights or changing regulations

Africa

Algeria:

All international flights are suspended & their land borders are closed. Those who do enter must self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.

Who is Eligible to enter?

  • Need to be an Algerian citizen returning on a repatriation flight
  • Foreign nationals must have a diplomatic visa or be employees of foreign countries that are operating in Algeria

Those how enter must:

  • Those that fly in must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 72 hours before arrival.
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

For more information view this blog article.

Angola:

Only those who are Angolan citizens or foreigners who have resident status are eligible to enter.

Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must complete a Travel Registration Form (FRV) up to 72 hours before the date of travel and must sign the commitment term with the conditions defined by the authorities
  • Those that fly in must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 72 hours prior to their arrival
  • They then must quarantine for at least 10 days
  • After this period they will be released once they have tested negative for COVID-19

For more information view this Emirates article.

Benin:

There is a small amount of commercial flights operating. However, the government of Benin has stated travel should be restricted to “extreme necessities”.

Those who enter must:

  • COVID-19 testing is mandatory for all arrivals
  • They must complete the following form and keep their authentication code to present at the COVID Center in the Cotonou airport
  • After the first test proves negative, a second test will be mandatory on day 14 of quarantine.
  • Passengers must leave their passports with immigration police for up to 72 hours until the first test results are received

For more information view this official website.

Botswana:

Airports in Botswana are closed. But Gaborone (GBE), Kasane (BBK) and Maun (MUB) have reopened.

Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must have their COVID results medical certificate printed showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
    • This test result certificate must have been issued from the lab no more than 72 hours before departure.
    • This certificate must be in English.
  • Passengers are also subject to a medical screening upon arrival.

For more information view this blog article.

Cameroon:

Most commercial flights are suspended, and entry is still restricted.

Those who enter must:

  • Flight Passengers must have a COVID results medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR result
    • This test result certificate must have been issued from the lab no more than 72 hours before arrival.
    • If you do not have a COVID PCR test done prior to your arrival, you will need to do a rapid test for COVID-19 at the airport
    • A positive result means that they will need to isolate at home or in a government facility at their own expense.
    • A negative result means they will need to self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

For more information view this blog article.

Chad:

Airports in Chad will be closed for commercial flights after midnight on 4 January.

Those who enter must:

  • Must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 72 hours prior to their arrival
  • Those planning to stay more than 7 days must quarantine for 7 days.

For more information view this blog article.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):

Airports have reopened. Those who enter must:

For more information view this blog article.

Egypt:

From 1 July 2020, commercial flights and international tourism to Egypt has resumed.

Those who enter must:

  • All international arrivals (including Egyptian nationals) to any part of Egypt must present a negative COVID 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 travelling from some airports must have their PCR test conducted no more than 96 hours prior to flight departure (check with your airline)
    • The medical certificate must be issued and stamped by an accredited laboratory, and indicate the type of sample taken for the swab, and must be written in Arabic or English

      • Epicentre only uses accredited Laboratories
  • Arriving passengers will have their temperatures checked
  • Everyone must fill out a Public Health Card upon arrival
  • Foreign travellers must show proof of a valid health insurance policy
  • Most foreign nationals require a visa and must apply online via Egypt’s Online Visa portal.
  • Foreign visitors arriving at the coastal governorates of the Red Sea (Hurghada and Marsa Alam), South Sinai (Sharm El-Sheikh) and Marsa Matrouh without a valid test result will undergo testing on arrival (at their own cost), and must self-isolate until results are received

For more information view this blog article.

Eritrea:

International flights are suspended until further notice. Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
    • This does not apply to:

      • passengers younger than 6 years;
      • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
  • Returning residents will be required to quarantine for 21 days upon arrival.
  • Visitors will have COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival at their own expense.

For more information view this blog article.

Ethiopia:

Ethiopia’s borders are open, but there are restrictions in place for arrivals. Those who enter must:

  • Once they have arrived they must produce a medical certificate with a negative PCR COVID-19 test result that has been issued by the laboratory no more than 5 days (120 hours) prior to arrival.
  • Arrivals are then subject to 7 days mandatory self-isolation
  • If you do not have the required medical certificate, you will be quarantined for 14 days and tested for COVID-19
  • travellers can choose from a list of designated hotels that have been selected by authorities for quarantine, and costs are then covered by passengers

Ethiopia Airlines has information on the restrictions and procedures that is kept up to date which those traveling to this region should keep an eye on.

The Gambia:

Land borders are closed, and commercial flights are suspended, except for those flying in on repatriation, humanitarian or medevac flights.

Those who enter must:

  • Arrivals must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure
  • They will be required to self-isolate at home or in one location for 14 days.
  • If they do not have a negative COVID-19 test, they will be quarantined in a government facility at their own cost for 14 days.

For more information view this blog article.

Ghana:

From the 1st of September 2020, commercial flights resumed at Kotoka International Airport.

Those who enter must:

If you are traveling to this country you should take a look at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority for more information.

Kenya:

From the 1st of August 2020, international flights resumed.

Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that was issued no more than 96 hours before their departure,
  • They must fill out a “Travellers Health Surveillance Form” prior to arrival
  • Please note that there will be health screenings on arrival
  • Depending on the country of origin, some travellers may be required to quarantine.
  • However, not all foreign citizens are required to quarantine. A list of those countries that are exempted can be found here.
  • But, anyone (even those from exempted countries) who shows symptoms of COVID on arrival will be required to quarantine in their accommodation for the first 14 days. Passengers seated on two rows surrounding anyone on a flight displaying symptoms will be traced and also required to quarantine for 14 days.

For more information view this blog article.

Lesotho:

The borders have closed to all but essential trade. Those who enter must:

  • Visitors must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours
  • Anyone arriving in Lesotho will be screened for coronavirus and must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Anyone who shows symptoms of coronavirus may be placed in an isolation facility in a government hospital.
  • Lockdown measures are in place
    • Travel that is deemed non-essential is restricted,
    • social distancing measures must be followed,
    • and face masks must be worn in public.

For more information view this blog article.

Madagascar:

From 1 October 2020, tourist flights to and from the island of Nosy Be resumed (Nosy Be is an island off the north-western coast of Madagascar). Travel to mainland Madagascar will not be permitted until further notice.

Check Madagascar’s tourism board for the latest information on which countries are banned from flying to Nosy Be. Currently South Africa is on the list of countries banned from flying to Nosy Be.

Malawi:

Due to COVID-19 cases recorded in Malawi rising, and the emergence of a new strain, Malawi closed its land borders to all foreigners for 14 days starting from 23 December 2020. Therefore, International flights are suspended.

Those who enter must:

  • travellers (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.

For more information view this blog article.

Mauritius:

Those who enter must:

  • Present a certificate of a negative COVID PCR test that was administered between 5 and 7 days prior to departure
  • a valid air ticket to Mauritius; and
  • They may be subject to three COVID-19 tests
    • 1. On arrival
    • 2. On day 7 of quarantine
    • 3. On day 14 of quarantine
  • They also need proof of purchasing of a travel package, which includes accommodation, on a full board basis, at a designated hotel for a mandatory 14-day in-room quarantine.
    • A quarantine hotel reservation must be made here.

Please note that:

  • They will have to undergo PCR tests on day of arrival, day 7 and day 14 following arrival: and
  • if the PCR test reveals that a person is COVID-19 positive, they will be transferred to a public medical institution for treatment.
  • Non-Mauritians must pay a fee of Rs13,500 (R5 117) per person to their hotel to cover for Ministry of Health costs (including three PCR tests administered in Mauritius) when purchasing their travel package.
  • All travellers who come from or have been in transit in the following countries during the last 15 days will not be allowed to enter the Mauritian territory until further notice:

    • South Africa, Japan and Brazil

If you are traveling to this area please keep an eye on this resource to stay up to date.

Morocco:

Borders are now open to repatriation flights for Moroccan citizens, foreign nationals who are resident in Morocco, and their families:

  • Expatriates living in Morocco must show their proof of residency in the form of a ‘carte de séjour’ (residency card)
  • “First degree” relatives (children, a spouse, or parents) accompanying an eligible traveler require a ‘livret de famille’ (family register). Contact your nearest Moroccan Consulate for more information.

From 6 September, visa-exempt foreign travellers with a confirmed hotel reservation or business travellers who have an invitation from a Moroccan company can enter.

Those who enter must:

For more information view this blog article.

Mozambique:

Restrictions on international travel have somewhat relaxed. However, arrivals from countries with active COVID-19 cases must undergo 14 days of quarantine.

Those who enter must:

  • They need a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, and the results must be dated no earlier than 72 hours before departure
  • Passengers may have a medical screening on arrival and need to quarantine for 10 days

For more information view this blog article.

Namibia:

From 1 September, international travellers are permitted to enter Namibia through Hosea Kutako International airport.

Those who enter must:

  • All non-Namibian travellers 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 travellers 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.
  • Fill out a questionnaire prior to departure

For more information take a look at this resource.

Nigeria:

From 5 September, flights have restarted to Abuja and Lagos. Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must perform a COVID-19 PCR test done not more than 96 hours before boarding their flight
  • All intending passengers (including diplomats and children less than 10 years old) must register via an online national travel portal (Nigeria International Travel Portal) and proceed to fill in the online Health Declaration/Self-Reporting form located on the portal.
  • After filling the online Health Declaration/ Self-Reporting Form, passengers will be directed to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test on to the portal. Once this is successfully done, they will proceed to the payment section of the travel portal.
    • Passengers are advised to still bring along an electronic or hard copy of their COVID-19 PCR test for presentation at the airport.
  • Everyone must self-isolate at one location for at least 7 days, and will be tested again on day 7.
    • On reaching the payment section of the portal, passengers will be requested to select their preferred Laboratory/Sample Collection Centre based on where they will be self-isolating at Day-7 of arrival in Nigeria.
    • Diplomats and children less than 10 years old are exempted from payment for the repeat COVID-19 test.

For more information view this blog article.

Rwanda:

On 1 August 2020, Kigali International Airport reopen. Those who enter must:

  • All travellers 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.

For more information please visit this resource.

Sierra Leone:

Commercial flights resumed on 22 July. Those who enter must:

  • Anyone who intends on traveling to Sierra Leone must obtain authorization from the Government of Sierra Leone,
  • Give 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.

For more information view this blog article.

Senegal:

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.

Those who enter must:

For more information please visit this resource.

Seychelles:

From 1 October, travellers 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.

Those who enter must:

  • Approved travellers 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
  • Travellers 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.
  • Adult visitors who have taken their complete dose of vaccine (the two doses), with travel to Seychelles

    • planned 2 weeks after the last dose, are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and follow procedures as for vaccinated visitors.
    • Partially vaccinated visitors (e.g. travel after only 1 dose of a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccination regimen, or within 2 weeks after completion of the last dose), will follow entry criteria as for an unvaccinated person.
  • Visitors must ensure that accommodation bookings are made only at licensed tourism accommodation establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. Refer to the list of certified accommodation on this list which is available on the government’s website.
  • Upon check in, all travellers coming to Seychelles must show their approved Health Travel Authorisation (HTA) to their respective airline companies for verification.
  • Booking vouchers reflecting the entire duration of stay in Seychelles must be presented at the i

    mmigration counter for verification. Visitors without such a booking will be directed to another establishment that is certified.

For more information, please visit this resource.

Somaliland:

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers 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.

For more information view this blog article.

South Africa:

South Africa has opened its land borders from 15 February 2021. International travel is now open and visitors can apply for an online visa here.

Those who enter must:

  • All international travellers must present a valid certificate of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 that is less than 72 hours old at the time of departure
  • And will be asked to install a government contact tracing app.
  • Travellers who fail to produce a negative test will be required to take an antigen test on arrival at their own cost, and in the event they test positive for COVID-19, quarantine themselves at their own cost
  • South African missions abroad will open for visa applications, and all long-term visas will be reinstated. Contact your local South African High Commission for more information.
  • Travellers can only land at three international airports: Cape Town (CPT), Durban (DUR) or Johannesburg (JNB). But there are 18 land borders operating.

Please note that:

  • Extra staff have been stationed at borders and a ticket system is in place to limit Covid tests being done at the border.
  • 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.
  • Borders will only be open to travellers from countries arriving from medium or low-risk categories. The list of high-risk countries is available here.

For more information view this blog article.

South Sudan:

Khartoum international airport has partially reopened to select international flights.

Those who enter must:

For more information view this blog article.

Tanzania:

There is no entry ban for foreign nationals.

Those who enter must:

  • 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.

For more information view this blog article.

Tunisia:

Borders are open to international travellers.

Those who enter must:

  • From 16 November, there is one set of guidelines applied to all people arriving in Tunisia.
  • All visitors must present a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure
  • All travellers must fill out an online form and present the QR code prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival.
  • Travellers must download the Tunisian government’s ‘track and trace’ app.
  • For the first 14 days, most travellers will be subject to self-isolation at their place of residence, a government-approved hotel or quarantine centre.

If you are traveling to this country please take a look at the Tunisian Ministry of Public Health website.

Uganda:

Entebbe International Airport reopened from 1 October

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers are required to present a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR test for COVID-19 dated within 130 hours before departure.
  • Tour operators and local partners have been asked to make sure their travellers proceed directly to their accommodation and do not mix with Ugandans.

For more information view this blog article.

Zambia:

Flights have resumed to Lusaka, and borders are open. Tourist visas are only available in advance, not on arrival.

Those who enter must:

  • Foreign travellers must show proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours prior to arriving,
  • And upon entry may be tested via nasal swab if symptoms are displayed.
  • Returning residents need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival,
  • However, there is no requirement for international travellers to self-isolate. But regulations are constantly shifting so please check this with your travel agent or airline.

For more information view this blog article.

Zimbabwe:

Borders have closed to non-residents. Entry to Zimbabwe is prohibited except for Zimbabwean nationals and foreign nationals with a valid residency visa.

Those who enter must:

  • 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.

For more information view this blog article.

The Americas

North America

Canada:

The land border between the United States and Canada will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least 21 February 2021.

Those who can enter are:

Those who enter must:

  • All air passengers travelling to Canada will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the country.
    • Must be five years or older,
  • You may also need to apply for a visitor visa or eTA
  • Passengers must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR 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 traveller’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.
    • Arrivals must provide contact information, undergo screening by a border official, and quarantine or self-isolate for 14 days.
  • You must use ArriveCAN before checking in at the airport or crossing the border

For more information visit this government resource

Mexico:

Tourists from anywhere in the world can visit Mexico now without going into mandatory quarantine or having to take any COVID-19 diagnostic test. Even with the pandemic, Mexico had never really stopped its international flights. There aren’t any rules defying travel by train or ship either.

Those who enter must:

  • All passengers must submit a questionnaire to immigration upon arrival.
  • The US-Mexico land border has closed to all non-essential traffic until 21 February 2021.

For more information view this blog article.

United States:

There are restrictions on who can enter or transit the USA.

With specific exceptions, several Presidential proclamations suspend and limit entry into the United States, as immigrants or non-immigrants, of non-citizens who were physically present within the following countries during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.

For a full list of exceptions, please refer to the relevant proclamations in the links below:

  • China
  • Iran
  • European Schengen (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City)
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Brazil
  • South Africa

Those who enter must:

  • 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 borders with Canada and Mexico are closed to all non-essential travel until at least 21 February 2021.

For more information please take a look at this CDC resource or this site. If you want to see the travel restrictions on each state take a look at this article.

Central America

Belize: Philip Goldson International airport is open.

Those who enter must:

  • Negative Test
    • You may or may not need to get a Covid-19 test to enter Belize. See below for more details on testing requirements. A negative test may also be required to return to the United States.
  • Gold Standard Accommodation.
    • Tourists visiting for vacation only must have a booking or reservation at a Gold Standard accommodation in Belize.
    • Gold standard properties include hotels, resorts, vacation rentals, hostels, and live-aboard yachts as long as they are licensed “tourist accommodations”.
  • Transportation.
    • You must make arrangements, prior to arrival, for transportation to your gold standard accommodation.
    • You may be asked for proof of transportation arrangements by officials at the airport.
    • Approved transportation include Private Shuttles, hotel transfers, airport rental cars, golf cart rentals, domestic flights, and airport taxi.
  • Health App.
    • All visitors to Belize must download the Belize Health app on their mobile phones.
    • This will help authorities manage your visit to Belize and provide timely communication to you.
    • You must register your travel on the Belize Health app within 96 hours of your arrival in Belize.
    • You will be provided with a unique QR code ID which you will need on arrival in Belize.
  • Departure Test.
    • The US Government now requires all passengers returning to the United States to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 1-3 days before returning or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months.

Costa Rica: From 1 August, borders have reopened to allow citizens and residents of some countries.

Those who enter must:

  • Eligible travellers must fill out an epidemiological form prior to departure,
  • Meet visa requirements
  • Passengers must have a travel insurance with coverage of Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment and accommodation costs.
    • This does not apply to nationals and residents of Costa Rica.
    • Validity of the effective policy during the visit in Costa Rica.

    • Guarantee of coverage for medical expenses in cases of pandemic disease COVID-19 in Costa Rica, for at least US $50,000 (fifty thousand dollars of the United States of America).
    • Minimum coverage of US $2,000 for extended lodging expenses due to pandemic illness or trip interruption/cancellation due to illness, which covers the extra cost of the passenger due to quarantine.
  • Passengers must arrive at San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR).

For information on visas, refer to the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners.

El Salvador:

El Salvador International Airport reopened on 19 September to scheduled international passenger flights.

Those who enter must:

  • 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.
  • This does not apply to:

    • Visitors younger than 2 years;
    • Visitors travelling with a diplomatic passport.
    • Travellers are not allowed to enter if in the past 30 days they have been to South Africa or the United Kingdom.

For more information visit this blog article or this government website.

Guatemala:

Guatemala’s Aurora international airport reopened on 18 September.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers must register their travel 24 hours before arrival via the Guatemalan Health Pass website.
  • Inbound travellers must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is no older than 72 hours upon entry.
    • This does not apply to:

      • Visitors younger than 10 years;
      • Visitors with a medical discharge of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection which occurred at most 3 months before arrival. The medical certificate must have been issued at least 10 days after being diagnosed;
      • Visitors with a certificate of vaccination against Coronavirus (COVID-19) if the last dose was administrated at least 2 weeks before departure.

  • Passengers who have been in or transited through South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 14 days in are not allowed to enter.

    • This does not apply to nationals or residents of Guatemala.
  • Nationals and residents of Guatemala could be subject to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Airline crew could be subject to quarantine for 10 days.

Visit this blog article for more information.

Honduras:

From 17 August, international flights have resumed.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers who have been in South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 21 days are not allowed to enter.
    • This does not apply to nationals and residents of Honduras.
    • Nationals and residents of Honduras who have been in South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 21 days are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result.
    • The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Honduras.
    • Tests accepted are: Antibody Rapid test, antigen test and PCR test.
      • But please double-check this information with your airline and in the blog below as regulations are constantly shifting
  • A completed “immigration pre-check” must be presented upon arrival.
    • The form can be submitted online before departure.

For more information visit this blog article.

Nicaragua:

Nicaragua does not have an official entry ban in place, however foreign travellers arriving with symptoms of COVID-19 may be denied entry.

Those who enter must:

For more information visit this official government resource (please note it is in Spanish – so you may have to translate it).

Panama:

Tocumen International Airport reopened to commercial flights from late 2020.

Those who enter must:

  • Foreign travellers, 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.

For the latest information, see the Panama government’s COVID-19 website

South America

Argentina:

Borders remain closed to most non-resident foreign travellers. Until at least midnight 28 February, all travellers who are authorized to enter Argentina must comply with the requirements set out below.

Those who enter must:

  • All travellers to Argentina (including those in transit to another country) must fill in an electronic ‘sworn statement’ form within 48 hours of travelling.
  • Travellers 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 travellers, 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.

For more information visit this blog article.

Bolivia:

Commercial flights are permitted to operate as of 1 September in Bolivia. However, land border crossings remain closed to foreign travellers.

Who cannot enter:

  • Passengers who have been in the past 14 days in the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter until 15 March 2021.
    • with certain exceptions
  • Flights from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom to Bolivia are suspended until 15 March 2021.
    • This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights

Those who enter must:

  • Passengers will be exempt from quarantine if they present a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is dated within 7 days of the flight, and foreign travellers must have their test result endorsed by the respective Bolivian Consulate before arriving.
    • Anyone who arrives without a medical certificate and negative test result will be subject to quarantine.
    • Passengers arriving from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay or Peru must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT – PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival.
  • Land border crossings will remain closed to foreign travellers.
  • A completed “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” must be presented upon arrival.
    • This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
  • Passengers may also have to complete “Health Affidavit for Travellers ” upon arrival
    • If they are arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland
    • This link may be useful but please double-check with your airline

For more information visit the official Bolivian government site or this useful blog article.

Brazil:

Foreign travellers are now allowed to enter Brazil by air for up to 90 days under a number of temporary visas. But, land and sea borders remain closed.

Those who enter must:

  • 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.

For more information please visit the Emirates site on Brazil.

Chile:

A National State of Catastrophe is in place until 31 March 2021. 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.

Those who enter must:

  • All international passengers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival to Chile
  • From 31 December, all other travellers including Chileans, resident and non-resident foreign nationals must complete a mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival in Chile.
  • Before departure, passengers must fill out an electronic Health Passport
  • Foreign travellers must have a health insurance policy that covers COVID-19 during their stay
  • After seven days of mandatory quarantine, travellers may take a PCR test, remaining in quarantine while awaiting the result.
    • If the result is negative, quarantine may be lifted.
  • From 23 November, all travellers, regardless of the epidemiological situation in the country they are travelling from, may enter Chile for tourism via Santiago’s international airport only.
    • All other border crossings will remain closed.

For more information visit this blog article.

Colombia:

International flights have resumed with limited destinations.

Those who enter must:

  • As of 9 Jan 2021, a negative COVID PCR test issued within 96 hours prior to boarding will be required for all air passengers.
    • Travellers without a negative PCR test will need to fill out a written form explaining why they were unable to get a test or the results in time prior to being allowed to board by the airline.
      • These passengers will be required to take the test upon arrival and self-isolate for 14 days or until a negative test result is received.
  • Between 24 hours and 1 hour before departure, travellers must fill out the Check-Mig form, available on the Migración Colombia website. You will need to also complete this form 24 hours before your departure from Colombia.
  • All eligible international passengers must fill out an immigration form online 24 hours before the flight.
  • Normal visa requirements apply.
    • If they are a citizen of a country where a visa is required, they must obtain a visa before your trip

For more information visit this blog article.

Ecuador:

Commercial flights have resumed.

Those who enter must:

  • Upon arrival, all passengers will be required to sign a declaration form with their itinerary and local contact details.
  • All travellers must present a negative COVID PCR test result taken no more than 10 days prior to departure to be exempt from self-isolation.
    • Arrivals without a negative result must agree to take a COVID-19 test at the airport, at their expense.
    • Local residents and people who fall under the ‘priority attention group’ category, including anyone over 65 years old, children and pregnant women, will be allowed to self-isolate at their homes
  • Random antigen tests will also be carried out by the Ministry of Health (MSP) on arriving passengers.
    • Arrivals who test positive for the antigen test must self-isolate for a period of 10 days.

For more information visit this blog article.

French Guiana:

Travel is severely restricted until further notice. Only travellers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter.

Those who enter must:

For more information visit this blog article.

Guyana:

Airports have reopened to allow foreign travellers.

Those who enter must:

  • 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 their test was taken between 4 and 7 days of entry, they will be subject to a second PCR test and must self-isolate until a negative result is produced.

For more information visit this blog article.

Paraguay:

Passengers who have been in the past 14 days in the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.

Those who enter must:

  • 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 PCR test result done within 72 hours before you arrive in Paraguay
    • Paraguayan nationals without a negative COVID-19 result will be subject to quarantine for 14 days.
  • Foreign travellers must have international medical insurance with coverage of coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment costs (this does not apply to travellers arriving from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay or Venezuela).
  • Everyone must fill out a Traveller’s Health information form online, at most 24 hours before departure.

For more information visit this blog article.

Peru:

The country’s State of Emergency has been extended to at least 31 January 2021, and 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.

Those who enter must:

  • Eligible passengers must submit a negative COVID PCR test result, which has been performed at most 72 hours before departure
    • & upload results to this portal
    • This will call for their agreement to comply with the mandatory 14-day quarantine and that they are lacking COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Complete an Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization,
    • Which becomes available 72 hours before departure.
  • 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.

For more information visit this blog article.

Uruguay:

Borders remain closed to foreign nationals, and there are only limited exceptions to the entry ban.

Those who enter must:

  • Eligible travellers 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 travellers must show proof of health insurance that covers suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

For more information visit this blog article.

Venezuela:

Borders are closed and commercial flights are suspended. This does not apply to flights from Bolivia, Dominican Rep., Mexico, Panama or Turkey;

Those who enter must:

  • 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 they will undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival.
  • Quarantine in designated state-run health facilities applies to anyone who tests positive.

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Asia

Azerbaijan:

Travellers are not allowed to enter until 31 March 2021.

  • This does not apply to nationals and residents of Azerbaijan.
  • As a preventive measure, entry to Azerbaijan is temporarily suspended for all citizens of China and Iran.
    • Visa issuance for the citizens of these countries has also been suspended.

As a preventive measure, Azerbaijan has suspended processing “ASAN Visa”. Foreign nationals wishing to visit Azerbaijan are requested to apply for a visa through relevant local Azerbaijani embassies and consulates that will operate in a special mode. For further inquiries, please contact info@evisa.gov.az.

Those who enter must:

  • To obtain permission to enter Azerbaijan, foreigners must submit a medical certificate after being tested for COVID-19.
    • This requirement also applies to Azerbaijani citizens who have visited countries affected by an outbreak of coronavirus in the last 14 days.
  • Travellers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Azerbaijan.

For more information please keep an eye on this resource.

Bangladesh:

International flights from select countries have resumed. Visa on arrival is currently restricted and only allowed for foreign investors with the necessary documentation and Diplomats of foreign missions in Bangladesh and their recognized family members. However they must all have a negative PCR based COVID‑19 test certificate obtained within 72 hours of the flight time and present it on arrival at the airport.

Those who enter must:

  • All passengers (foreign passport holders and Bangladeshi citizens) travelling to international destinations from any airport in Bangladesh must obtain a COVID‑19 PCR test certificate from the approved hospitals or organisations
    • Epicentre is on this list under South Africa.
    • All passengers travelling to Bangladesh are required to have a negative PCR based COVID‑19 test certificate obtained within 72 hours of the flight time and show it on arrival at the airport.
    • Passengers who present no COVID‑19 symptoms during the on arrival health check are required to complete a 14‑day home quarantine.
    • However, passengers with COVID‑19 symptoms will be sent to a government authorized hospital for further checks or kept in an isolation centre depending on the nature/intensity of the symptoms.
  • Passengers who present no COVID‑19 symptoms observed during the on arrival health check may proceed to a mandatory 14‑day home quarantine.
    • Passengers who present COVID‑19 symptoms on arrival will be sent to a hospital for further checks.
  • Passengers with no COVID‑19 symptoms on arrival and who intend to stay in Bangladesh for less than 14 days may be allowed to enter Bangladesh.
    • However, passengers who present COVID‑19 symptoms will be sent to a government authorized hospital for further checks or kept in an isolation centre depending on the nature/intensity of the symptoms.
  • Passengers must submit a health card to the Health Authorities in the arrival hall.

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Cambodia:

All visa exemptions, visas on arrival and e-visas are suspended.

  • This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic visa (Visa A) or an official visa (Visa B) issued by Cambodia.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers who are eligible to enter must provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure,
  • They must get a visa before arrival
  • They must also take out an insurance policy issued by “FORTE” with a minimum medical coverage of US $50,000
  • Foreign travellers are required to deposit US $2,000 into a designated bank 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.
    • This does not apply to:

      • Cambodian citizens
      • Passengers with a diplomatic visa (Visa A) or an official visa (Visa B) issued by Cambodia;
      • Nationals of Cambodia with a foreign passport and a Visa K entry permit issued by Cambodia;
      • Passengers traveling on business with a Validation Application on Payment Guarantee/Invitation”
  • Anyone who tests positive upon arrival will be quarantined for 14 days at designated facilities.
    • Anyone who tests positive will be quarantined for 14 days at designated facilities
    • Travellers who test negative must self-isolate at their own accommodation.

Take a look at this informative blog article.

China:

China’s borders are partially open to certain groups:

  • The Chinese government stated that foreign nationals from certain countries who hold valid residence permits (including work permits and permit for a family reunion and personal matters) may now enter China without applying for new visas.
    • If the permits have expired, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant material to the Chinese embassies or consulates
    • On the condition that the purpose of the holder’s visit to China remains unchanged.
  • Foreign nationals with a diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visa;
  • foreign nationals with a visa issued after 3 November 2020
  • Foreign nationals with a visa issued after 28 March 2020 with the place of issue outside the Mainland of China.
    • But they must not be coming from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian or the United Kingdom
  • If they’re under one of the following categories:
    • If they hold a valid “Foreigner’s Residence Permit” issued for work or need to travel to China for family reunions or private matters;

    • If they hold an “Invitation Letter (PU/TE)” or “Verification Confirmation of Invitation” issued by a provincial authority for cultural, economic, scientific, sporting, technological, or trade purposes;
    • If they hold a “Notification Letter of Foreigners Work Permit” and an “Invitation Letter (PU/TE)” or a “Verification Confirmation of Invitation” for work in China;
    • If they are intending to visit an immediate family member (including parents, spouses, children, grandparents, or grandchildren) who is in a critical medical condition or to attend to funeral arrangements for the said person (documentation proving the relationship is required).
    • Spouses or children under 18 of a Chinese national, or who themselves hold a valid Chinese “Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card” and who intend to visit China for a family reunion;
    • Persons (including an accompanying spouse or children under the age of 18) intending to travel to China to care for their Chinese parents. Documentation proving the relationship is required;
    • Persons who qualify to apply for a crew (C) visa. You must make an appointment online with the nearest Chinese Visa Application Centre before submitting any application materials in person.
  • Singaporean nationals travelling to one of the following six provinces or municipalities in China may qualify for special “fast lane” immigration clearance:
    • Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, or Zhejiang.
    • “Fast lane,” travellers must be sponsored by either a company or a government agency in China, which will apply on the traveller’s behalf with local provincial or municipal authorities.
  • Korean nationals traveling to China for business purposes may qualify for particular “fast-track” immigration clearance provided they meet the following criteria:
    • They are sponsored by a Korean or Chinese firm in China that has successfully applied for permission to use the “fast-track” program;

    • They have a letter of invitation from the sponsoring firm;
    • They were issued a valid visa by a Chinese embassy or consulate in Korea.

Those who enter must:

  • All persons (including Chinese citizens) must provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued within 5 days before departure.
    • The test should be a PCR test performed by a testing centre recognized by the local Chinese embassy or consulate.
    • However, this policy does not apply to residents from Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, or Taiwan.
  • Chinese nationals should upload test results using the “Health QR Code” mobile app. Foreign nationals must submit test results to a Chinese embassy or consulate and obtain a “Health Status” certificate for use when boarding for China.
  • Incoming flights to Beijing are currently redirected to one of 16 other cities

    • Chengdu, Changsha, Hefei, Lanzhou, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Hohhot, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Zhengzhou, and Xi’an, with Wuhan as a back-up.

    • These are called “the first entry point.”.

  • Travellers will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine and testing in the first entry point city.
    • Those older than 70, younger than 14, pregnant, with underlying medical conditions, or in other special situations
      • These groups can apply for self-isolation at home.
    • Others must pay for their 14-day quarantine at designated hotels.
  • After they complete the fortnight quarantines and test negative for the virus, if they proceed to Beijing on the same or following day, they will not need to undergo another 14-day quarantine in Beijing.
  • Otherwise, they will be subject to another 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Beijing.

For more information visit this resource.

Hong Kong:

Non-Hong Kong residents will be denied entry into Hong Kong. Any passengers who have been in Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom or South Africa for more than two hours in the past 21 days will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong.

Only residents with the following documents will be permitted to enter Hong Kong:

  • Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card or Hong Kong Identity Card that:
    • Bears the “asterisk” or “A” or “R” codes
    • Bears the “C” code (provided that it is accompanied by a valid work visa or study visa)
    • Bears the “U” code (Note: this type of HKID is subject to approval from Hong Kong Immigration prior to acceptance at check-in)
  • Hong Kong SAR passport
  • Hong Kong Document of Identity

The following passengers are exempt from entry restrictions:

  • Passengers travelling from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan or Macao, and have not been to any other country/region in the past 21 days*
  • Diplomatic/official passport holders (subject to prevailing visa requirements)
  • The spouse and children of Hong Kong residents
  • Local government personnel performing official duties
  • Personnel approved by the Hong Kong SAR government to carry out anti-epidemic work
  • Passengers holding a new entry visa to work, study, establish or join in any business, or to take up residence in Hong Kong

Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result.
    • The test must have been taken within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure of the flight to Hong Kong
    • The test report must be written in either English or Chinese or else be subject to further restrictions

Take a look at this informative blog article.

India:

International flights are still suspended. However, there are certain categories of foreign nationals who are permitted to enter India by water routes or by flights including those under the Vande Bharat Mission or ‘Air Bubble’ (Bilateral Air Travel Arrangements) Scheme or by any non-scheduled commercial flights as allowed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation:

Those who can travel to India:

  • All Overseas Citizens of India cardholders and PIO cardholders holding passports of any country.
  • All foreign nationals intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa.

Those who enter must:

  • Submit self-declaration form on the online portal at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel or physically after arrival at the respective health counters.

    • Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.

  • They should also give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo facility/home quarantine/self-monitoring of their health for 14 days, or as warranted.
  • Only for compelling reasons/ cases of human distress such as pregnancy, death in family, serious illness and parent(s) with children of the age of 10 years or below, home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days.
    • If they wish to seek such exemption they shall apply to the online portal at least 72 hours before boarding. The decision taken by the government as communicated on the online portal will be final.
    • All such passengers opting for exemption from institutional quarantine shall undertake self-monitoring of their health and will be exempted from quarantine.
  • Travellers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report.
    • This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey.
    • The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration.
  • The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India.
  • International passengers arriving without an RT-PCR negative certificate and wishing to seek exemption from institutional quarantine may also avail the facility available at the airports to undergo RT-PCR testing if they have the facilities to do so.
    • International passengers arriving without RT-PCR negative certificate and not opting for RT PCR test at the airport (if the facility is available)/arriving at an airport where testing facility is not available will have to undergo mandatory 7 days institutional quarantine and 7 days home quarantine.
  • You may also be asked to download the official government app – Arogya Setu

For more information and to keep up to date on any changes visit this official website.

Indonesia:

Currently, all non-Indonesian travellers are prohibited from entering Indonesia, although there are exceptions to this ban. There is also a suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.

However, those who can enter are:

  • Nationals of Indonesia;
  • Those with a Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP);
  • Visitors with a temporary residence visa;
  • Those with a diplomatic or service visa:
  • Those who have a diplomatic or service stay permit;
  • Passengers with an e-visit visa with a visa number ending with LN;
  • Travellers with an APEC Business Travel Card;
  • Passengers travelling under the Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA).

Those who enter must:

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Iran:

Entry is permitted for anyone holding an Iranian passport or a valid visa.

Those who enter must:

  • Arrivals who are exempt from any entry bans must have a valid health certificate containing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours of entry,
    • and no self-isolation or quarantine is required.
  • E-visas must be obtained online before departure, and passengers must have an e-visa confirmation to board their flight
  • 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.

For more information visit the Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Japan:

Borders are partially open. However, foreign nationals from most countries are currently denied entry. The Government of Japan has suspended visa waiver agreements with a number of countries, including Ireland, until further notice. This means that many citizens must get visas that previously didn’t need to.

However, the countries which are temporarily banned from entering Japan are:

Foreign nationals in the list above are denied permission to enter Japan for the time being, unless there are exceptional circumstances. This applies to foreign nationals who have stayed in any of the areas listed in the table within 14 days prior to the application for landing.

For more information please visit the Japanese tourism Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs COVID site

Those who enter must:

  • All travellers who do enter Japan will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before their 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.

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Kazakhstan:

International flights are very limited, and are only working with select countries. Most foreign nationals are not permitted to enter.

Who can enter?

  • Nationals of Kazakhstan;
  • Residents of Kazakhstan. They must have stayed abroad for a minimum of 30 days;
  • Nationals of Belarus, Egypt, Germany, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Russian Fed., Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan;
  • spouses, parents and children of nationals or residents of Kazakhstan. They must have stayed abroad for a minimum of 30 days;
  • Visitors traveling on business and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
  • Those traveling as students with an invitation letter from an educational institution of Kazakhstan;
  • Those with a visa issued by Kazakhstan and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan;
  • Visitors with a diplomatic passport and their family members;

Those who enter must:

  • A visa is needed to enter Kazakhstan. Regardless of historic visa exemptions for many countries
  • Have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result,
    • This must be issued within 72 hours of arrival.
    • This does not apply to nationals of Kazakhstan.
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years if they are accompanied by a person with a negative COVID medical certificate.
    • Kazakhstan citizens who arrive without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival are subject to medical screening and isolation for 3 days.
  • A completed questionnaire must be submitted upon arrival.
  • Passengers will be subject to medical screening and isolation.
  • As of 10 January 2020, it is the responsibility of the host person or hotel to notify immigration authorities of a foreigner’s arrival.

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Laos:

International flights are suspended, and borders are closed to foreign travellers.

Those who enter must:

More information on Laos travel restrictions, quarantining and COVID testing regulations can be found here.

Malaysia:

Malaysia has introduced restrictions in response to increasing COVID-19 cases that will remain in effect until 4 March 2021.

Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter Malaysia, unless they are coming for medical tourism or are 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.

The Government has made the decision to allow expatriates and their dependants, including foreign maids. These foriegn nationals need to be expatriates who are holding a valid long-term pass and/or has obtained pass approval application to enter Malaysia.

The category of the pass are as follows:

  1. Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependant/s
  2. Employment Pass (Category EP I, II and III)
  3. Professional Visit Pass (PVP)
  4. Dependant Pass to expatriate for all categories
  5. Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories
  6. Foreign Maid to expatriate for all categories

Those who enter must:

  • Any expatriate listed above is required to apply for Entry Permission or Approval to Exit and Return to Malaysia via MYEntry system in ESD
    • To access MYEntry, please go to here.
    • However, any expatriate who wishes to exit Malaysia and will not return to Malaysia during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) may proceed without applying for approval via MYEntry.
  • My Travel Pass has been launched for foreigners looking to enter the country.
  • Arrivals are also subject to medical screening,
  • Quarantine for 14 days at their own cost in a designated facility,
  • And they must download the MySejahtera app.

For detailed information, kindly refer to the full guidelines below:

For more information take a look at the Malaysian Dept of Foreign affairs website here and see the official Expatriate news bulletin site here

Maldives:

Commercial flights have resumed to the Maldives.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers must have a confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility
  • Visitors are encouraged to install the contact tracing app ‘Trace Ekee’
  • All visitors must fill out a health declaration form within 24 hours of their flight
  • They must also complete the immigration arrival card which will be handed out by airline crew.
  • All tourists and short term visitors must give authorities a negative COVID-19 PCR test which needs to have been conducted within 96 hours of departure.
  • Health screenings are still done on arrival
    • Anyone that shows symptoms will require a PCR test at their own cost.

For more information visit this resource on the government website and check out this travel advisory for the the Maldives from Emerates Airlines.

Travelors can move between islands and resorts as long as they do not have active COVID-19 cases and are not subject to monitoring for COVID-19. However, they will need prior approval for inter-island travel from splitstays@tourism.gov.mv.

If they have stayed at a guesthouse (as opposed to a resort island), they are required to get a PCR test 72 hours before their departure from Maldives.

Furthermore, it should be noted that cruise ships, safari boats, yachts and all other passenger carrying vessels are still not allowed to enter or docking in the Maldives if they are arriving from an overseas location.

Take a look at this informative Emarites article for more up to date information.

Mongolia:

All commercial international and domestic flights remain suspended. Foreign nationals may apply for short-term (up to 60 days) diplomatic, official or business visas.

Those who enter must:

  • They must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of arrival.
  • They’ll be required to quarantine on arrival in a hotel for 10 days at your own expense, followed by an additional four days of self-isolation.
  • However, they can reduce their time in quarantine to seven days if they can present documented proof of having received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine.

To get updates keep an eye on sites such as Smart Travel Mongolia

Nepal:

Most foreign travellers are not allowed to enter. But, this does not apply to:

  • Nationals of Nepal;
  • Passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by United Nations;
  • Passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty;
  • Passengers with a tourist entry visa;
  • Foreign nationals of Nepali origin whose passport states Nepal as place of birth;
  • Relatives of nationals of Nepal.

Those who enter must:

For the latest flight updates, check the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

Pakistan:

International flights are limited but have restarted.

Those who enter must:

  • All arrivals must submit a health declaration form,
  • and will be subject to thermal screening.
  • Anyone without COVID-19 symptoms will be told to self-isolate for 14 days.

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Philippines:

The Philippines has suspended flights from the UK until 15 January 2021. There is also a ban on non-Philippine citizens arriving from countries officially reporting cases of the new COVID-19 variant.

Foreign nationals with existing long-term visas are allowed to enter the Philippines, subject to certain conditions:

  • The visa must be existing at the time of entry – no new entry visas will be accepted.
  • Visas must fall under one of the following categories:
    • A non-immigrant visa issued under Section 13 of the Immigration act (Section 13 series visa: a,b,c,d,e,g)
    • Anyone who acquired resident status under Republic Act 7919 or Alien Social Integration Act (RA 7919 visa)
    • Anyone who falls under Executive Order 324 or Alien Legalization Program (EO 324 visa)
    • Native-born foreign nationals (Native-born visa).

Travellers are permitted to enter, so long as a valid visa is secured through the Embassy of the Philippines located in your country of residence.

Those who enter must:

  • 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.
    • These costs are covered by passengers.
  • Everyone must fill out a Case Investigation Form online.

Learn more on the official government travel advisory. Philippine Airlines also provides information on flights and new normal procedures for passengers. Follow the Department of Health in the Philippines for the latest information on COVID-19 statistics.

Singapore:

Borders are open from 31 January 2021, however Singapore suspended reciprocal green lane (RGL) arrangements with Malaysia, Germany, South Korea for three months.

Those who enter must:

  • Foreigners 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.
  • Singapore citizens and permanent residents must undertake 14 days in quarantine at a government facility on arrival
  • This will be 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.
    • This 14-day period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore.
  • Transit via Changi Airport is permitted but it includes health screening measures.

Check the latest information to see which measures apply to you. To see that latest information on COVID in Singapore visit this government website.

South Korea:

From 8 January 2021, all foreign nationals are allowed to enter South Korea.

Those who enter must:

  • Those arriving in South Korea by air will be required to provide a negative PCR test declaration this certificate needs to have been issued within 48 hours of departure.
  • The same requirement applies to all foreigners arriving by sea.
  • Anyone who arrives in South Korea will undergo quarantine for 14 days.
  • Some travellers 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.

For more information keep an eye on the official government COVID website and check visa requirements.

Sri Lanka:

Commercial flights are suspended indefinitely. Any returning residents must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Those who enter must:

  • 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.

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Taiwan:

Beginning March 1, 2021, foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits may apply for a special entry permit with an R.O.C. overseas mission by submitting relevant documents and forms.

Those who enter must:

  • Provide a negative COVID-19 test issued within three working days of their incoming flight’s scheduled departure time.
  • Travellers should also log into the Quarantine System for Entry
    • use their mobile phone to fill out the health declaration form prior to their departure,
    • and make an affidavit stating that the location of their intended 14-day home quarantine in Taiwan
  • and complete a 14-day quarantine

Keep an eye on the official government FAQ page and the noticeboard where new regulations are released.

Thailand:

Visitors from 56 countries can now cross the border into Thailand under the Visa Exemption Scheme. Passport holders from these countries are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be allowed to be in the country but cannot stay there for longer than 45 days. But, some other countries may be eligible for travel there for up to 90 days.

Travellers from countries not on the visa exemption list can apply for a Special Tourist Visa (SVT).

Those who enter must:

What to expect in Thailand:

Keep an eye on this Thai government FAQ page and on their entry proceedures.

Vietnam:

Vietnam’s borders are still shut to most foreign travellers. But, Vietnam has restarted 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, as well as Vietnamese citizens returning home.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers coming into the country must submit an online health declaration form,
  • & undergo medical checks upon arrival.
  • Quarantine lasts a minimum of 14 days, and may extended longer if they test positive at any point.

To keep up todate read the Vietnam tourism travel advisory.

The Caribbean

Anguilla:

Anguilla is open for pre-approved visitors from certain countries. Anguilla’s sea and airports remain closed.

Those who enter must:

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Aruba:

Most tourists will be allowed to return after Nov 2020.

Those who enter must:

  • All non-resident eligible travellers must obtain an online travel qualification,
  • And 72 hours prior to travel they will be sent a health questionnaire.
  • They must provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure
  • Purchase Aruba’s COVID-19 insurance
  • Agree to health screening
  • & temperature checks on arrival.

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Antigua and Barbuda:

Borders are open to foreign travellers.

Those who enter must:

  • All travellers must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 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.
  • Travellers may be subject to further COVID-19 testing at their own cost.

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Barbados:

Borders are open to most foreign travellers.

Those who enter must:

  • Everyone must fill out an online Immigration and Customs Form 24 hours before travel.
  • Travellers from certain categories are required to upload negative results from a PCR COVID-19 test 72-hours prior to arrival.
  • It is mandatory for all travellers from high and medium-risk countries to get a COVID-19 PCR antigen test within 72 hours of arrival.
  • Travellers from low-risk countries must show negative results taken up to 5 days prior to arrival.
    • Those without a negative test result will be tested on arrival.

Take a look at this informative blog article.

The Bahamas:

Commercial flights have resumed.

Those who enter must:

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Bermuda:

Tourists are now allowed in Bermuda.

Those who enter must:

For the latest information, read the Bermuda Government’s protocols for travellers.

British Virgin Islands:

Borders are only open to returning Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents and Naturalised Citizens.

Those who enter must:

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Cayman Islands:

International flights and cruise ships are banned from entering unless pre-authorization has been given.

Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must obtain an approval to “Travel to Cayman
  • Anyone who is permitted to enter must undergo quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in a government facility.

Visit this blog article for more information.

Cuba:

Havana Airport reopened to commercial and charter flights at midnight on 15 November. All of Cuba’s airports are now open.

Those who enter must:

  • Everyone must complete a Health Declaration,
  • Declare where they are staying,
  • & take a COVID PCR test.
  • Travellers must quarantine at their hotel for a maximum of 24 hours while waiting for test results.
    • Once a negative result is done, travellers are then free to explore Cuba.
  • Check the Cuban Tourist Card requirements before they travel.
    • Travellers from the US will obtain a pink card.
    • Travellers from outside the US will get a green card.

To keep up to date on changing regulations visit this article.

Dominica:

Commercial flights have resumed.

Those who enter must:

  • 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, the traveller must self-isolate in a government-operated or certified facility for 5 days before having another PCR test.

Take a look at this informative blog article or you can refer to their official website.

Dominican Republic:

International flights have resumed from 1 July.

Those who enter must:

  • All passengers must fill out a completed Traveler’s Health Affidavit,
  • Rapid tests for COVID-19 will be given to randomly selected travellers upon arrival, & those who are displaying symptoms.
  • There is a mandatory seven-day quarantine period for travellers with journeys originating in the UK or those who have previously been in the UK within two weeks of arrival in the Dominican Republic.
  • Travellers will be required to undertake a PCR test while in quarantine.
    • All inbound passenger flights from the UK were suspended from 22 December to 10 January 2021.

Take a look at this informative blog article or you can refer to their official website.

Grenada:

Borders are open for international travellers

Those who enter must:

  • Based on Grenada’s colour code system identifying low, medium and high-risk regions,
  • But travellers arriving from all countries are required to present a certified copy of a negative COVID PCR test conducted within three days of travel.
  • All travellers must fill out a health declaration form,
  • A Pure Safe Travel Authorization Certificate is needed by each traveller including children arriving in Grenada from December 1, 2020. To be granted the authorisation you must register online, upload confirmation of an accommodation booking for a minimum of seven nights.
  • They must also 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-19 test if they have been given approval in advance to quarantine at home.

Read more on the Grenada’s Ministry of Health website and look at their official COVID regulations here.

Haiti:

Some international flights have resumed from 1 July.

Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must complete a COVID-19 health questionnaire,
  • Anyone with a temperature above 38ºC will not be allowed to board the flight.

Take a look at this informative blog article.

Jamaica:

Jamaica’s air and sea borders are open to most foreign travellers. There is a ban on all flights arriving in Jamaica from the UK until March 22, 2021. This includes all non-Jamaicans who have been in the UK within the last 14 days prior to the intended arrival date in Jamaica regardless of which country they attempt to enter from.

Those who enter must:

  • Prior to check-in or boarding a flight to Jamaica, all passengers require Travel Authorisation.
    • Applications may be submitted within the seven-day period before the intended date of travel.

    • Non-residents must apply for travel authorisation here

    • Nationals/non-nationals who are resident by virtue of marriage or work permit should apply here.
  • All travellers who are 12 years of age or over, will be required to present a COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test

Take a look at this official Jamaican government resource for more information.

St Lucia:

St Lucia is open to all countries for travel.

Those who enter must:

  • All travellers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR result taken no more than 5 days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia,
  • Fill out a Pre-Arrival registration form.
  • Passengers will be screened upon entry.
  • Incoming passengers 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.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions visit this official resource.

St Kitts and Nevis:

The international airport reopened for travellers to St Kitts and Nevis from 2020.

Those who enter must:

  • All incoming passengers must fill out a Travel Authorization Form
  • Obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test result within 48-72 hours before travel
    • And upload it to the authorization portal.
    • It must be taken by nasopharyngeal sample.
    • Self-samples, rapid tests, or home tests will be considered invalid.
  • They will undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
  • Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app
  • They will be quarantined for 14 days

    • 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.

    • 8-14 days: visitors will undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 150, visitors’ cost) on day 7. If the traveler tests negative on day 8 they are allowed, through the hotel’s tour desk, to book select excursions and access select destination sites (details on available tours below).
    • 14 days or longer: visitors will need to undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 150, visitors’ cost) on day 14
      • and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.
  • You must stay at an approved hotel for international travellers
    • Approved hotels for international travellers are: Four Seasons, Golden Rock Inn, Marriott Vacation Beach Club, Montpelier Plantation & Beach, Paradise Beach, Park Hyatt, Royal St. Kitts Hotel, St. Kitts Marriott Resort

For more information view this official government resource.

St Vincent and the Grenadines:

Travel for tourism is now open for St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Those who enter must:

  • All travellers must complete an online Pre-Arrival Travel Form 24 hrs before arrival
  • Arrive with a certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued 72hrs before arrival.
    • Read the protocols outlined here in detail to find out which category you fall under.
  • Upon arrival, they 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.
  • Passengers must have a quarantine hotel reservation made for up to 21 days.
    • This does not apply to passengers who have been in Anguilla, Dominica, Montserrat or St. Kitts and Nevis in the past 21 days.
  • Passengers transiting overnight in St. Vincent and the Grenadines must stay in an approved hotel

For more information take a look at this blog article.

Trinidad and Tobago:

Airports and borders remain closed to tourists unless flights are permitted by the Minister. Only citizens and legal residents, including students, and cruise ship employees who have applied for an exemption are allowed re-entry.

Those who enter must:

  • Present a negative COVID-19 PCR test recorded 72 hours before arrival.
  • Upon arrival, passengers will be placed in a state or state-supervised quarantine facility for seven days;
    • they will be tested on the sixth day and released once this test is negative.
    • Travellers who have been in the UK 14 days before arrival must complete a 14-day quarantine at a state or state-supervised quarantine facility.

For more information take a look at this blog article.

Turks and Caicos:

The airport is open for international tourism.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers must obtain travel authorization via the TCI Assured portal 72 hours before their flight
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 5 days before departure
  • Proof of health/travel insurance with COVID-19 cover,
  • & must complete a health screening questionnaire.
  • They need to upload all required documents to the TCI portal no less than 24 hours before departure

For more information visit this official govenment resource.

Europe

Albania:

Commercial flights have returned to Albania, with “Mother Teresa Airport” in Tirana accepting flights to and from the EU and Schengen Area Member States. However, Albania’s government have cancelled all inbound flights from the United Kingdom, until further notice.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers may not require pre-departure COVID testing or quarantine on arrival.
    • There may be a mandatory 14-day quarantine (self-isolate) for all travellers who enter Albania by air, land, or sea who started their travel journey from Great Britain.
  • Arrivals will have temperatures checked and be asked to wear face masks, and quarantine only applies to anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19.

For more information view this official resource.

Austria:

Austria currently restricts the entry of most travellers arriving from outside the European Union. Entry without restrictions only applies to travellers who have spent the previous 10 days in countries that are deemed safe by the Austrian Foreign Ministry, listed here.

Those who enter must:

  • Present a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test certificate
    • in English or German
    • taken no earlier than 72 hours (PCR test) or 48 hours (antigen test) prior to entering Austria.
    • If the medical certificate cannot be presented the person has to get tested within 24h after arrival.
  • All travellers must register online for a Pre-Travel Clearance – PTC
    • (at the earliest 72 hours)
    • before entering Austria
  • Observe a 10-day quarantine at their residence or at an appropriate accommodation at their own cost.
    • Quarantine may be terminated:
      • upon presentation of a negative result of a PCR or antigen test for COVID-19 taken no earlier than five days after entry,
      • or for the purpose of departure from Austria.

For more information view this official resource.

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.

Those who enter must:

  • Anyone eligible to enter must fill out a Passenger Locator Form
    • 48 hours before arrival.
    • Based on their answers and the color code of the country they are leaving from, the form calculates whether they are considered a high-risk contact .

      • If they receive a text message, they are a high risk contact and must be quarantined .
        • Get tested on day 1 and on day 7 of their quarantine.
        • They will receive a code for this by text message.
      • If they do not receiving a text message, they don’t have to be quarantined.
  • If they traveling from the UK, South Africa or South America
    • Quarantine for 10 days .
    • Get tested on day 1 and on day 7 of your quarantine.
    • they will receive an SMS for this.
    • Please contact your travel agent or airline for more precise rules if you are traveling from South Africa as they do not appear on this list.
  • They must have a negative PCR test
    • that was carried out within 72 hours
    • before they depart from a red zone to Belgium.
  • Must have completed declaration of honor

For the most up to date information on where travel restrictions apply, check the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Borders are open for citizens and residents of EU and Schengen countries. For other non-resident foreign nationals, an entry ban is in place, with some with special circumstances.

Those who enter must:

  • Present a negative PCR test result
  • Currently, when entering Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is no quarantine or self-isolation measures are determined,
    • While all persons upon entering Bosnia and Herzegovina are obliged to follow instructions and follow all orders of the competent epidemiological and health authorities
    • (social distance, protective masks, hand disinfection and dr.)

Check for the most up to date information.

Bulgaria:

Bulgarian borders are currently predominately closed and travellers will be subject to restrictions and safety measures before being allowed to enter.

Those who enter must:

  • All travellers need a pre-departure negative COVID PCR test.
    • The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure.
  • Bulgarian citizens and permanent or long-term residents in Bulgaria, as well as their family members, who do not present the negative result of a PCR test, must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    • The quarantine period may be ended upon the presentation of a document showing the negative result of a PCR test performed within 24 hours from the entry.
  • Must present a Self-risk travel declaration upon arrival

For more information from the Bulgarian tourist board and from Re-open the EU.

Croatia:

The borders to Croatia are partially open, however, there is still a significant amount of countries banned until review on April 15th. Travellers from the UK, or any other non-EU/EEA country, are not permitted to enter Croatia due to Coronavirus measures. Croatia has announced it will be restricting air travel passenger arrivals from the UK.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers must fill out a passenger locater online form prior to arrival.
    • This must be presented upon arrival
  • A completed “Enter Croatia Form” must also be presented upon arrival
  • Passengers arriving from Brazil, South Africa or Tanzania (Zanzibar only) must:
  • There are other regulations for those arriving from a country other than Brazil, South Africa or Tanzania (Zanzibar only)
    • Must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result. The test must be taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or

    • Must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. The last vaccine dose must be received at least 14 days before arrival; or
    • Must have a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or
    • Must have a positive COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or
    • Are subject to a COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test upon arrival at their own expense and self-isolation for up to 10 days.
    • There are exceptions
  • Passengers could be subject to self-isolation

For more information please refer to this official source.

Cyprus:

International arrivals from a limited number of countries have been permitted to enter Cyprus. These countries have been categorized as:

Those who enter must:

Read the latest information on safe travel protocols.

Czech Republic:

The Czech Republic borders are partially open. Nationals of Czechia are allowed to enter and nationals of certain european and non-european countries. has instituted a three-tier system for entry, designating countries as red, orange, or green according to risk level.

Those who enter must:

  • A completed “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” must be presented before boarding
    • This does not apply to:

      • Passengers younger than 5 years;
      • Nationals of Czechia with a service passport;
      • Passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
      • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia and a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State, in Czech or English
      • passengers with a visa issued by Czechia and a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival.
  • Passengers arriving from certain European countries must have
  • Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine.

Read the latest information on safe travel protocols.

Denmark:

Borders to Denmark are partially open. Passengers are not allowed to enter with exceptions.

Those who enter must:

  • All passengers must provide proof of a negative test result for COVID-19

    • Taken within 24hrs prior to entry or be tested on arrival.
  • A rapid test must be taken before leaving the airport
  • All visitors must isolate for 10 days with some exceptions
    • Isolation may be broken if a negative COVID PCR test is produced no earlier than 4 days into quarantine
  • Travellers 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.

Check out this useful blog article for additional updates on regulations.

Germany:

The Robert Koch Institute has divided the risk areas into three risk levels for which different obligations apply:

Those who enter must:

  • 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,
  • All passengers must provide proof of a negative test result for COVID-19
    • Taken within 48 hours prior to entry or be tested on arrival.
    • Must be over 6yrs old
  • Complete and valid Covid-19-related entry documents
  • 10 to 14 days of quarantine based on risk area originating from

For more information view this lufthansa airline resource.

Greenland:

Travel to Greenland is restricted for tourists. Unless they are a critical worker and approved by the Corona Secretariat

Those who enter must:

  • All eligible travellers must fill out a Sumut form
  • Obtain a negative COVID PCR test result before arrival
    • The result must be no older than 24hrs
  • Obtain a new negative COVID rapid test result after arrival before leaving the airport
  • & subsequently isolate for 10 days
    • isolation may be broken after 4 days on the result of another negative COVID PCR test

For further information regarding travel from Denmark to Greenland between 1 January – 18 April, please contact Corona Secretariat corona@nanoq.gl. In addition please keep an eye on this official resource.

Greece:

Only EU citizens can travel to Greece. Exceptions are citizens and permanent residents from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation and Israel who are permitted to enter. Permanent residents of UAE may arrive only by direct flights from UAE to Greece.

Those who enter must:

  • Eligible travellers must complete an online Passenger Locator Form within 24hrs of arrival
    • Passengers will receive an email notification upon on‑time completion of the e‑PLF or an electronic QR code that must be shown at check‑in.
    • Families can also be accepted with only one joint PLF confirmation and one unique QR code.
  • & obtain a negative PCR test result 72 hours before entry to Greece.
  • Any visitor may be asked to undergo a COVID-19 test on arrival, and once tested you must self-isolate at the address given on your entry form, and wait for the call with your results.
    • UK citizens may be required to undergo this second test
  • Passengers will also be required to complete a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival and to self-isolate for three days in the event of a negative test result.
    • If the result is positive, the Greek authorities will ask you to quarantine until advised otherwise.

For more information view this Emirates resource.

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. Furthmore, Finland has lifted its restrictions for Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand residents. Restrictions have also been lifted for residents of Rwanda. Essential, work-related and return travel is possible from the UK, all Schengen and EU countries.

Those who enter must:

  • Except for the countries listed as open for leisure travel, self-isolation for 14 days is recommended upon arrival.
  • A negative COVID PCR Test is required
    • All persons who cross the Finnish borders would have to take a Coronavirus test if they do not have any negative test evidence.

For more information view this official resource.

France:

Borders are predominantly closed in France. Travel to and from countries outside the European space (European Union Member States, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland), except if they have an important reason.

Those who enter must:

  • Anyone who arrives in France from the European area, by air, car, ferry and train must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result,
    • Must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure.
  • Travellers 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.
  • Travellers should then self-isolate for seven days on arrival, before taking another PCR test.

For more information view this government resource.

Hungary:

Foreigners will only be allowed to enter Hungary “in the case that it is very necessary.”

Those who enter must:

  • 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 10 days,
    • or until they produce two negative COVID-19 tests taken two days apart.

Visit this Emirates resource to keep up to date on the latest updates.

Iceland:

Iceland’s borders are partially open. Passengers are generally not allowed to enter with some exceptions. Iceland’s border is also open to all vaccinated and previously infected travellers.

Those who enter must:

  • Foreign citizens who are subject to a visa requirement must still be issued a visa before travelling
  • Based on the exemption to travel restrictions which allows them to enter Iceland they must apply and submit their correct form
    • Form A = Declaration on essential business or work that cannot be performed elsewhere.

    • Form B = Declaration on long-term intimate relationship.
    • Form C = Declaration on exemption from travel restrictions.
    • Form D = Overview form for close family visit
  • All travellers must fill out a pre-registration form.
  • All passengers arriving from high-risk areas who intend to stay for 10 days or more must undergo 14 days quarantine.
    • To shorten quarantine, they must take a PCR test for COVID-19 upon arrival to Iceland,
    • followed by a second test after 5 days.
    • While waiting for results, they must follow quarantine measures until the result of the second test is known.

For more information read this official Icelantic airline resource.

Ireland:

The government advises against all non-essential international travel. There is high level and low risk countries, this makes an impact on quarinting.

Those who enter must:

  • All travellers must fill out a health passenger locator form.
  • Travellers from Northern Ireland or a green list country will not have to restrict their movements for 14 days upon arrival.
    • All arrivals not on the green list will be asked to restrict their movements for 14 days.
  • You must provide evidence that you have a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test
    • 72 hours before you arrival

Please keep an eye on this official government resource for updates on regulations.

Italy:

The Italian Government has extended the state of emergency until 30 April. Until 5 March, travel to Italy is banned for non-European travellers. From 7 January, entry will only be permitted to residents or for reasons of work or study and certain select countries.

Those who enter must:

  • Those wishing to fly must present the airline with a negative COVID-19 PCR test
    • Must be done no more than 48 hours before travel
  • Must self-isolate for 14 days
  • They are required to fill in a self-declaration form
  • & report to the local health authorities

Please keep an eye on this official government resource for updates on regulations.

Latvia:

Travel is partially open for Latvia. Passengers from select European countries and residents are allowed to enter.

Those who enter must:

  • All travellers entering Latvia, are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result
    • Must be taken no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or before crossing the Latvian border.
    • the test must be a PCR test
    • Includes children age 11 and above
  • Visitors may be subject to self-isolation for 10 days
    • Entry without self-isolation is only allowed for visitors from countries identified here,
  • Must complete a “COVIDpass” before departure
    • This will generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival

Please keep an eye on this official government resource for updates on regulations.

Lithuania:

Restrictions differ and depending on the countries COVID-19 infection rate of the population per 100,000 people in the last 14 days. For more information on each country’s passengers regulations click here.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers arriving from affected countries listed here must self-isolate,
  • All passengers regardless of country must register within 24 hours of entry with health authorities,
  • & may require pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing.

For more useful forms vist this official site. To keep up to date on changing regulations visit this site.

Luxembourg:

Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 March 2021. Travellers from the European Union and Schengen Area are allowed to enter.

Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must have a negative result of a COVID-19 PCR test or a COVID-19 rapid antigen test, issued at most 48hrs before departure from the first embarkation point.
  • Passengers could be subject to a rapid antigen test upon arrival.
  • Passengers travelling on international routes organised and operated by carriers as regular, special and charter services by all modes of transport must complete a questionaire and present the confirmation of the completed electronic form (QR code) to the carrier before boarding the vehicle.
  • If a person has been vaccinated, to have documents proving that this has been done according to the full vaccination schedule.

For more information take a look at this blog article and/or this european union resource.

Malta:

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.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers on the Amber and Red list must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result carried out within 72 hours of arrival.

For more information take a look at this blog article.

Montenegro:

The Montenegro border is partially open to tourism. Entry to Montenegro is subject to restrictions depending on your country of residence and where you are traveling from.

Those who enter must:

  • Must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
    • This does not apply to nationals and residents of Montenegro who must have the test within 14 days.

For more information take a look at this blog article and this official government resource.

Norway:

Entry to Norway is restricted, as the government has decided to close the borders. Only Norwegian nationals and foreign nationals that reside in Norway are allowed to enter the country.

Those who enter must:

  • All persons who travel to Norway from a country with a high level of transmission (“red countries”) must take a mandatory COVID-19 test at the Norwegian border, including Norwegian citizens.
  • People travelling to Norway from abroad shall be in quarantine for 10 days
  • To help with disease detection and tracking, they will also have to register their entry to Norway

For more information take a look at this blog article.

The Netherlands:

Entry is not allowed to travellers who are not nationals of an EU or Schengen area country. From 23 January 2021 onwards, there is a ban on passenger flights into the Netherlands from the UK, South Africa and all South American countries. The ban will remain in place until the Dutch authorities are able to pass a law requiring all incoming travellers to self-isolate for ten days following arrival.

Those who enter must:

  • Anyone traveling to the Netherlands from a high-risk area must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test before departure
    • Taken within 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands.
  • Travellers 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.
  • Tourists must also reserve their holiday accommodation before travelling to the Netherlands

For more information visit this official government resource.

North Macedonia:

North Macedonia is open for tourism. Nationals of EU Member States and signatories of the Schengen Agreement DO NOT need a visa to enter the Republic of North Macedonia (and are eligible to enter the Republic of North Macedonia with a valid national identity card)

Those who enter must:

  • International airports are open for commercial flights and land border crossings are open for movement without self-isolation or a PCR test upon entry.

For information as a forgien citizen on how to enter this country look at this official resource.

Poland:

Poland’s borders opened to travellers from within the internal borders of the European Union. Restrictions still apply to most visitors from outside of the EU. Citizens of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, and Australia are permitted to enter Poland via commercial flights from these countries.

Those who enter must:

  • All travellers entering Poland by public transit must self-isolate for 10 days

For more information take a look at this blog article.

Portugal:

Flights between Portugal and other destinations will only be permitted for essential travel. But commercial flights to and from Portugal are allowed from EU countries, Schengen Agreement countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), and approved non-EU countries based on a positive epidemiological assessment. – Approved non-EU countries include: Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay.

Those who enter must:

  • Those from these approved countries do not need to present a COVID-19 test, unless their final destination is in Portugal’s archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores.
  • Upon arrival at the airport, passengers will undergo a health screening, including temperature checks.
    • If they show signs of being unwell, they will be referred to health authorities.
    • Different measures apply for arrivals to Madeira and the Azores.
  • Passengers from unapproved areas must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, carried out within 72 hours before departure time

For more information visit for government resource.

Romania:

Romania is partially allowed. Most passengers are not allowed to enter until 13 March 2021. This is with certain exceptions.

Those who enter must:

For more information take a look at this blog article.

Russia:

Russia’s borders have been partially opened. Only international travellers from certain countries are allowed entry. There is a suspension of e-visa issuance

Those who enter must:

  • A negative COVID-19 test certificate dated less than 72 hours before travel is required.
  • Self-isolation is required if they develop any symptoms of COVID-19.
    • If they test positive for COVID-19, they must continue to self-isolate until they have recovered and produce a negative PCR test result.

For more information visit this blog article or the Emerites website.

Serbia:

Serbia’s borders are open for tourism.

Those who enter must:

  • Foreigners seeking to enter Serbia will need to provide a negative PCR test for COVID-19.
    • Needs to have been issued 48hrs before arrival
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days
  • January 14, travellers 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. Check out this blog article for more information.

Slovakia:

Slovenia’s borders are partially open. Unrestricted cross-border movement is allowed from countries Slovakia has deemed as “safe”. If you arrive from any country which is not listed, or if you have visited an unlisted country within the previous 14 days, you will be subject to certain restrictions

Those who enter must:

Read this blog article for more information.

Slovenia:

Slovenia’s borders are partially open.

Those who enter must:

  • 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.
    • Those from one of there red list countries must self-isolate on arrival
  • The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) when crossing the border.
    • This test must be less than 48hrs old
  • Heath screening may be required.

For the latest updates coming into affect on the 15th of March 2021 vist this official site. For more information visit this blog article.

Spain:

Visitors can travel to Spain if they are travelling from the European Union, from a country in the Schengen Area, or from another country which has a reciprocal agreement with Spain for accepting travellers. These countries are Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand. The Spanish government has decided, to suspend incoming flights and passenger ships from the United Kingdom except for Spanish nationals or residents extending until the 16th of March.

Please note that Spain has extended travel restrictions to South Africa among other countries until the 30th of March.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers from high-risk countries must provide a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain.
    • In the event of not having done the PCR test, you will be liable to a fine and a test being carried out at the airport upon arrival.
  • All travellers must fill out and sign the FCS form, and present the QR code upon arrival.
  • If they are travelling from a high risk country or area and the health control form reveals any indication of possible symptoms of COVID-19
    • The traveller must undergo a diagnostic test in the airport upon arrival in Spain.

For the latest updates from the official government site click here. For more information on who can travel to Spain visit this resource. For more infomation on entry requirements to Spain click here.

Switzerland:

Swiss borders have reopened to travellers from EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, all flights between Switzerland and the United Kingdom and between Switzerland and South Africa have been suspended until further notice. These entry restrictions apply to stays of less than three months without a permit, in particular for tourism purposes.

Those who enter must:

  • It is compulsory to produce a negative coronavirus PCR test result on departure
    • All travellers over 12 years of age arriving in Switzerland must present, at the time of boarding, a negative RT-PCR test
    • It must have been conducted within 72 hours of their departure
  • From 6 July, travellers from certain countries must quarantine for ten days, regardless of their nationality
    • They must go to their home or other suitable accommodation immediately after entering Switzerland and remain there at all times for 10 days

    • Follow the instructions on quarantine
    • Declare their arrival in Switzerland to the competent cantonal authorities within two days and follow their instructions.

For more information take a look at this official CERN resource.

Sweden:

The Swedish Government has decided to stop non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. This ban will be in effect until March 31. These travel restrictions are being updated regularly at Re-open EU.

  • The entry ban does not apply to citizens and their families from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland.
  • The ban does not apply if you are a permanent resident or hold a residence permit in Sweden or another EU country, or if you have a national visa in Sweden

Those who enter must:

  • Foreign nationals need to present a negative Covid-19 test result in order to travel into Sweden. There can be no more than 48 hours between the time of the Covid test and crossing the border.
    • The following types of test are approved: Antigen tests, TMA-test, PCR tests and LAMP tests.
    • The following information must appear on the certificate in order for it to be valid:

      • Name of the person who has been tested
      • When the test was performed
      • Whether the test performed is an antigen, PCR or LAMP test
      • The test result
      • Issuer of the certificate
  • They will need to self-quarantine and avoid close contact with others for seven days.

  • They will then need to take a second test on day 5 (does not apply for people born in 2014 or later).

Read more about these requirements on this official resource.

Ukraine:

Travellers from countries in the green zone, listed here, are allowed to enter.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers from the green zone will not be required to self-isolate.
  • Individuals entering Ukraine from an area with a “significant spread” of COVID-19 (any nation that has had higher numbers of COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days than Ukraine itself) must:
  • Various nationalities need to apply for an electronic visa for Ukraine.
    • This type of visa can be obtained online, without needing to go to a Ukrainian embassy as with a traditional consular visa.
    • Check who needs this electronic visa
    • Travlers from the majority of African states, India, Pakistan, Iran, Cuba, and North Korea, among others, are not eligible for the Ukraine eVisa.
      • Nationals of these sovereign states must apply for a consular visa in person at an embassy.
  • Foreign nationals must have a Health Insurance Certificate that confirms cover for COVID-19 treatment and observation

For more information take a look at this blog article.

United Kingdom:

n recent months, the UK has clamped down on international travel. Visitors from the countries the banned list, are barred from entry, unless they’re UK residents.

Those who enter must:

  • Those who intend to travel to England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales, including UK nationals returning home from overseas, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure.
    • If they do not comply & do not have a valid exemption, their airline or carrier may refuse them boarding &/or they may be fined on arrival.
  • They must also self-isolate when they enter the UK from any foreign country except Ireland
    • Unless they have a valid exemption.
    • Most travellers 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.
  • Within 48 hours of arrival in the UK, all travellers must complete the passenger locator form
  • They must also get 2 coronavirus tests after you arrive in England.

For more information take a look at this resource on CNN or this official government resource.

Middle East

Bahrain:

Only Bahraini citizens, residents, and passengers with Prior Permission Granted are allowed entry upon review on the 15th of May. Flights from Iraq, Lebanon and Syria are suspended.

Those who enter must:

  • All passengers arriving in Bahrain are required to take 3 COVID‑19 PCR tests at their own expense
    • The total fees of BHD 36 will cover a test on arrival and two tests to be conducted on the 5th day after arrival
    • For those staying in Bahrain for more than 10 days, another COVID‑19 PCR test will be conducted on the 10th day
    • The payment can be made through the ‘BeAware Bahrain’ App, which is a must to have with the passenger before reaching Bahrain. The links for downloading this app are:

  • Visa on arrival facility has restarted
  • All passengers must complete the Bahrain declaration health form before arrival.

For more information view the travel requirements listed by Emirates

Georgia:

Entry is severely restricted to only certain countries. Certain business travellers and those who want to work from Georgia remotely can apply here.

Those who enter must:

  • A form must be filled out to indicate where a traveller has been in the previous 14 days.
  • All foreigners must take a COVID PCR test on arrival
    • and may be required to quarantine before being tested again.
    • regulations are unclear so it is advised that passengers contact their airline on specific requirements for their country of origin.
  • Business travellers from all countries around the world are allowed entry without reservation, based on a completed special form and coordination with relevant sectoral agencies.
    • They will be subjected to thermal screening on the border and a PCR test, at the expense of the Georgian government. If the thermal screening reveals a temperature higher than 37C, the traveller will be hospitalized.
    • These requirements extend to Georgian citizens if they are permanent resident/dual citizens of these 5 countries.

      • Limited border for travellers from Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Sweden, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Croatia
    • These business travellers are obligated to complete a PCR test for COVID-19 at their own expense every 72 hours, or complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine, also at their own expense

The most up to date information can be found here.

Israel:

As of April 2021, travel to Israel is currently on pause. 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.

Those who enter must:

  • Eligible travellers must fill out an entry form, and travellers 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.
  • Passengers must complete an “Entry Report” form
    • At most 24 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Israel
    • They will receive an electronic approval from the Ministry of Health
  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result
    • The test result must include the ID number or the passport number
  • Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses
    • This does not apply to nationals & residents of Israel
  • Passengers will be required to do a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days

The more up to date information can be found here.

Jordan:

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport reopened to a limited number of commercial flights from countries deemed safe from 10 September. All passengers who have departed from the United Kingdom less than 14 days prior to travel to Jordan will not be accepted to Jordan. Exception is for Jordanian citizens originating from the UK with final destination Amman.

Those who enter must:

  • All passengers must present a negative certificate for a COVID‑19 PCR test
    • It must have been conducted within 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure to Jordan.
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

    • This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic or special passport and their family members.
  • Passengers must install ‘AMAN Application’ on their personal device.
  • Passengers will undergo a second COVID‑19 PCR test upon arrival.
    • The cost of the test (JOD 28) must be paid online
    • After registration and successful payment, you will receive a QR code that must be presented at check-in to be accepted for your flight.
    • The QR code must also be presented to the authorities upon arrival for verification.

For more information view the travel requirements listed by Emirates.

Kuwait:

Kuwait has partially opened their land, sea and air borders to tourists. However, flights from India and United Kingdom are suspended. Those that are permitted entry that are nationals of Kuwait, children, husbands and wives of nationals of Kuwait, and domestic workers of nationals of Kuwait.

Those who enter must:

For more information take a look at this blog article.

Lebanon:

Lebanon’s borders are partially open to tourism. But, passengers who have been in Brazil or India in the past 14 days, are not allowed to enter.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours of arrival
  • Passengers must complete a “Airport Tracking Registration Form” before departure
  • Passengers must install the “covidlebtrack” mobile app.
  • They 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 they get a negative test result can they move to their accommodation
    • Where they must continue to quarantine before taking another PCR test (that they arrange themselves) a week after their arrival.
    • When both tests are negative, they may leave quarantine.

For more information take a look at this blog article or this Emarites article.

Oman:

Oman’s borders are closed to tourism. Entry into Oman is limited to Omani citizens and passengers with any type of visa, including residence visa. a ban has been imposed on all direct passenger flights from the United Kingdom to the Sultanate of Oman. This includes travellers who have transited through the United Kingdom during the past 14 days. In addition, there is a ban on those coming from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, as well as Philippines and Egypt.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of arrival
  • All passengers must have international health insurance that covers the cost of treatment for COVID-19 for a period of at least one month
    • Except for citizens, GCC nationals and passengers with free treatment card.
  • They must also download the Tarassud+ app before arriving in Oman, and the H Mushrif applications bracelet that will be paired with HMushrif mobile app.
    • They will be required to wear this tracking bracelet for the period of self-isolation.
  • They must also complete a registration form on arrival.
  • All passengers arriving in Oman must book accommodation for institutional isolation in hotels via the Sahala platform
    • This booking must be for at least 7 nights
    • Travellors must conduct another COVID‑19 PCR test on the 8th day of quarantine.
      • If the result is shown negative, the bracelets can be removed and quarantine can be ended.
      • If the result of the test conducted on the 8th day is positive, the travellor must remain in quarantine for another 10 days which starts from when the positive test was taken.

For more information take a look at this blog article and this Emarites article.

Qatar:

Qatar has restricted entry, except for nationals and permanent residents.

Those who enter must:

  • All passengers are required to take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival.
    • And must present a negative test result on arrival.
    • Travellors who are arriving or transiting in Qatar who have been in or transited through India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to their scheduled departure time from these countries.
  • Passengers travelling to Qatar who have been in or transited through India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines within 14 days must undergo 10 days quarantine in a dedicated quarantine facility
    • or 14 days if quarantine is at Mekhaines facility regardless of previous vaccination or immunity against COVID-19.

For more information take a look at this blog article or this Qatar airlines article.

Saudi Arabia:

Entry remains restricted. Except to nationals of Saudi Arabia; as well as first degree family members of nationals of Saudi Arabia. They must be traveling together; Visas may also be attained potentially by nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. Furthermore, passengers with an exit/entry, work, residence or visit visa may be issued by Saudi Arabia. There are bans on passengers who travel through high risk countries.

Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine
  • A completed health disclaimer form must be presented upon arrival.
    • It will be provided on board and present it on arrival to the Airport Health Control Centre.

For more information take a look at this blog article and this Emarites article.

Turkey:

Flights arriving directly from Brazil and South Africa are suspended. Those who in the past 10 days have been in Brazil, India or South Africa are subject to quarantine for 14 days. Commercial flights are operating.

Those who enter must:

  • All passengers are required to present a COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result that was conducted within 72 hours prior to their flight.
    • Passengers must submit their test results to the airline at the time of check-in.
  • A completed “Traveler Entry Form” must be presented at check-in and upon arrival.

For more information take a look at this blog article and this Emarites article.

United Arab Emirates:

The UAE’s borders are predominantly closed. Except to certain key groups. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in India, Nigeria, and South Africa are not allowed to enter and transit (with some exclusions).

Those who enter must:

  • Must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure.
  • And international health insurance.
  • Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residency visa issued in Dubai returning to Dubai (DXB) must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure
  • Residents of United Arab Emirates must have an ICA approval obtained at before departure.
  • Must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
  • Passengers (including transit) must complete this health declaration form, and a quarantine undertaking form if their final destination is Dubai. Arrivals may be subject to quarantine or self-isolation for 14 days on arrival.

For more information take a look at this blog article and this Emarites article.

Oceania & Australia

Australia:

Australia’s borders are partially open. But predominately foreign travellers are not allowed to enter unless they are Australian citizens or permanent residents and immediate family returning from abroad. Furthermore, flights from India are suspended and passengers who have been in India in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.

Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must present a “Travel Declaration” form upon arrival or when transiting through Australia.
  • Passengers entering or transiting through Australia must produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure
  • Passengers might need to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry.
  • Individual states have their own restrictions in place for domestic travel.

For more up to date information use this official resource. The Healthdirect Australia Restriction Checker is where you can find the most up to date information by state. This blog resource is also useful.

Fiji:

International flights remain suspended. Only returning nationals are permitted to enter as well as residents of Fiji who have a written approval issued by the Immigration Department in Fiji.

Those who enter must:

  • All passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was conducted within 72 hours prior to their flight.
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening and will quarantine for 14 days.

For more information take a look at this blog article and this official government resource.

French Polynesia:

Borders are predominately closed to international tourism.

Those who enter must:

For more information take a look at this blog article.

New Zealand:

New Zealand has restricted travel from high risk countries such as India, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Brazil. All travellers must request permission to enter and must be travelling for a critical purpose, except for New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and others on this list.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result done within 72 hours of departure
  • Hold a managed isolation voucher, secured via the new allocation system.
    • If you do not hold a voucher, you will be refused boarding.
    • Go into ‘managed isolation’ in a government-provided facility (hotel), or
    • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, go into a quarantine facility (separate hotel).
  • There is also the chance that
    • Travellers will still be required to stay in managed isolation for at least 14 days, and be tested for COVID-19 at least 3 times – within 24 hours of arrival (day 0/1), day 3, and day 12.

For more information take a look at this official article, and this official advice to travellers.

Palau:

Passengers and airline crew who have gone through or have been staying in China (PRC), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.

Those who enter must:

  • Passengers must have an approved Quarantine Certificate obtained before departure
  • Travellers must obtain a negative COVID-19 test result at least 72 hours prior to arrival in Palau.
  • Passengers will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days
    • and may be COVID-19 tested during quarantine.
    • Exemptions may be made for Palauan citizens and residents, provided that such persons submit to a comprehensive health screening and agree to a 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival in Palau

For more information take a look at this blog article.

Papua New Guinea:

Passengers are still required to get approval from the Controller’s Office to travel into the country and all international travel requests must be submitted to covid19-travel@police.gov.pg.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers must do a COVID PCR test with negative results to be allowed to come to PNG within 7 days prior to travel.
  • And fill out a mandatory I-APTF form online.
  • Passengers from New Zealand, Fiji, Solomon Islands, all Australian states except Victoria, New Caledonia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Nauru, Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu, the Cook Islands, Samoa, Palau and Niue who have spent seven days in these countries will now be quarantined for seven days at home or at a designated quarantine facility in PNG.
    • Passengers arriving from other international locations still need to quarantine at a hotel for 14 days.

For more information take a look at this official article.

Samoa:

Passengers should communicate straight to the Samoa Health Authorities 21 days before planned travel time by emailing enquiries@health.gov.ws or samoahealth.travelenquiries@gmail.com pertaining to travel advice. All travellers will be assessed on a case-by-case basis before being granted permission to travel to Samoa.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result done within 72 hours of departure
  • A Medical Clearance signed and done within 120 hours of departure from originating airport.
    • This medical clearance must be presented in hard copy on arrival into Samoa.
  • A COVID-19 Antibody test (Blood Serology for COVID19 Antibody Test) must be done 5 days before departure
    • The results of this test must be presented in hard copy on arrival into Samoa.
  • Expect quarantine as determined by the Ministry of Health depending on flight details and country of origin.

From July 1st new regulations are coming into place:

  • Travellers including crew are required to be fully COVID vaccinated before entry
  • A legitimate vaccine certificate is required for boarding
    • A hard copy must be presented on arrival into Samoa.
    • Children under 18 years are exempted from the requirement
    • Those above 18 who are not fully vaccinated with proof will be denied entry
  • A negative PCR COVID-19 test will still be required within 72 hours of departure from originating airport.
  • Medical Clearance signed and done within 120 hours of departure from originating airport is still required.
  • Expect to still quarantine for a period determined by the Ministry of Health depending on vaccine type, and country of origin.

For updates on this information please refer to this official source.

Solomon Islands:

Travel to the Solomon Islands is predominately closed, except to residents, nationals & those with prior written authorization issued by the Prime Minister.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers do not appear to require a negative COVID-19 test result done before departure, however they should check this with their airline
  • Travellers arriving from a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases must quarantine for 14 days
  • Travellers will also be required to complete a Public Health Declaration card
  • There are strict new measles vaccination requirements for all incoming passenger arrivals to the Solomon Islands.
  • Incoming passengers will also be required to provide details of their:
    • Accommodation,
    • Itinerary,
    • & personal contact details for the first 14 days after their arrival.

For more information take a look at this blog article, there is also an official article that provides information on their reparation flight schedule.

Tonga:

Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Tonga. With exception to persons who hold a valid residency permit or a valid working visa, or to persons specifically approved by the Tongan Ministry of Health. All international cruise ships and yachts are prohibited from docking at any Tongan port until further notice.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers must register with the Ministry of Health Border Control Team
  • They must proof of a COVID-19 PCR test within 3 days (72hrs) of arrival in Tonga.
  • A completed “Arrival Health Declaration” card, and a medical report issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
    • All forms are available here
  • All persons must undergo a 14-day quarantine in Tongatapu

For more information take a look at this article.

Vanuatu:

Vanuatu’s borders are closed, to everyone but returning nationals, passengers with a residence permit issued before April 2020, those with a residence visa and finally those holding a ‘Special Category Visa’ that was issued before April 2020 and who have an approval from immigration.

Those who enter must:

  • Travellers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result done within 72 hours of departure
  • They must complete a “Online Travellers Health Registration Form” done 24 hours before departure
  • They will be provided a “Airport Health Screening Form” and a completed form must be given to immigration upon arrival
  • Arrival regulations

Please email any questions to vnsu@vanuatu.gov.vu and email any questions regarding quarantine accommodation or accommodation costs to clogistics@vanuatu.gov.vu.

For updates on regulations please take a look at this useful blog.