Some international flights have resumed to and from Kabul. However, commercial flights remain very limited. Flights to Afghanistan are suspended. Arriving passengers will have their temperature checked at the airport. If you have a high temperature the government will advise you to quarantine. Emirates and Fly Dubai require passengers to present a COVID-19 negative certificate in order to travel. The government has also re-opened borders with Iran. Internal restrictions are slowly being lifted.
Since July 4, only citizens of countries' in the EU are allowed to enter Greece. Additionally, citizens of Canada, Georgia, Japan, Algeria, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay and Tunisia can enter the country. Greece has suspended flights from Turkey. On July 22, the authorities announced that they will now allow direct flights from U.K, and Sweden and arrivals from the U.S may be permitted by July 31. Testing for COVID-19 upon arrival is random and those tested will need to self-quarantine while waiting for results. Since 1 August, cruise ships can dock at Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Volos, Corfu and Katakolo.
As of March 17,2020, Algeria closed all land borders and all non-cargo international and marine travel is suspended. Entry to Algeria is limited to citizens, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, and employees of foreign companies. Travel between provinces is now permitted, although travel at weekends (Friday and Saturday) by public transport remains banned. The government will also impose a targeted lockdown for hard-hit areas. A curfew from 8pm to 5am is in place in 29 provinces. On 9th of August, the authorities shortened an overnight curfew to 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Mosques, restaurants and cafes are permitted to reopen from 15 August. Universities started to reopen from 23 August.
Andorra has lifted its travel ban but you can only get to Andorra through Spain and France which both have restrictions. There is no requirement for health test when entering Andorra an no quarantine either. Restaurants, cafes and bars are open with social distancing measures in place. On 22 September the Andorran authorities published a new set of restrictions including mandatory use of masks in public and social distancing of 1.5 m unless specific protocols are in place.
All International flights were cancelled since March 20,2020. All borders have been closed . Schools and Universities are also closed and gatherings larger than 50 have been banned. The government declared a situation of public calamity on May 26 which imposes strict health protocols including the mandatory wearing of face masks and limited operation of business establishments. Access to beaches, public swimming pools, and all naval clubs is prohibited through October 15, 2020.
|Antigua And Barbuda||open||30-Oct-20|
Antigua & Barbuda borders re-opened on June 1,2020. Flights from the US commenced on June 4 and travelers need to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. All passengers are subject to screening and temperature checks. Passengers arriving by sea are subject to quarantine. A curfew from 11 pm to 5 am is in place. A State of Emergency is in place until 31 July and will likely be extended until 31 October. Wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask.
Borders remain open for departure, but there are only a limited number of exceptional international flights. Regular domestic flights within Argentina as well as all scheduled long distance trains and buses are suspended until further notice. Lockdown extended until at least 11 October. On August 11, the Government announced flights will resume by October 10. Internal restrictions include wearing a face mask in public and social distancing.
The Civil Aviation Committee of Armenia has approved regular flights from: Aeroflot, Air France, Austrian Airlines, Belavia’s, Fly Dubai, MEA, Qatar, Sky Up, UIA, Air Cairo, AMC Airlines, Armenia Airways, Air Arabia. The land border between Armenia and Georgia has been closed and so has the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. There are also International Flights to Yerevan from Paris, Amsterdam and Vienna. Armenia’s government lifted a state of emergency on 11 September.
Aruba reopened its borders to travelers on 1 July 2020. To date, visitors from Europe, Bonaire & Curacao, Canada, USA and The Caribbean (excluding Dominican republic and Haiti) can enter the country. Upon arrival, travelers can take a PCR test or upload the PCR test in the 72-hour window. Arrivals must also purchase Aruba’s COVID-19 insurance for the duration of their trip and agree to health screening and temperature checks on arrival; Wearing a mask during the flight and at the airport. There is currently no air or sea traffic between Aruba and Venezuela. The Aruba government has announced that the midnight to 5 am curfew currently in place has been extended until further notice.
Melbourne’s government extends ban on international flights; Tullamarine Airport suspends international operations until 24 October. From July 8th, the NSW-Victoria border will be shut with exemptions for special reasons like work or medical reasons. Only Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter Australia without an exemption until further notice. Queensland has declared Greater Sydney a COVID-19 hotspot; starting August 1, travelers granted entry who have been in Sydney in the last 14 days must quarantine upon arrival in Queensland. On 2 September Victoria state authorities extended state of emergency for 6 months. Melbourne’s ban on inbound international flights will continue until at least early November. The government will extend its restrictions on cruise ships entering country, ban on overseas travel for another three months.
At the moment, travelers from a limited list of countries can enter without showing a negative COVID-19 test or committing to quarantine. The country has listed 30 countries mostly from the EU and the EU Economic Area who can enter the country without having to comply with any health restrictions. Austria is in a phase of gradual, monitored re-opening. Austria lifts ban on commercial flights from Serbia, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Those who are arriving from a country with a stable COVID situation may enter without quarantine. Otherwise, arriving passengers will need to either present a negative PRC test or undergo a 10 day quarantine. Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. Third-country nationals may not enter the country, with the exception of travelers from: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and Uruguay.
There are limited flights available to Istanbul, London, Berlin and Minsk. Foreign nationals need submit a medical certificate after being tested for COVID-19. Borders with Iran and Georgia are closed until August 1. Visits of Russian and Azerbaijani citizens have been suspended since March 18. All passengers arriving in the country are to undergo 14-day quarantine in a designated facility regardless of their purpose or nationality. The Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 2 November and keeps borders closed. Due to the ongoing military action on the Line of Conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh the Azerbaijani authorities have introduced Martial Law. This was introduced on 28 September until further notice and involves a curfew across Azerbaijan from 9 pm to 6 am.
Since July 1, The Bahamas has resumed commercial flights, re-opening international tourism. However, all International flights are banned in New Providence. Travelers need to fill out an online Health Visa and upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test to the online portal. All arriving passengers need to fill present a negative COVID 19 PRC test taken no longer than five days prior to travel. A public state of emergency is in place until 31 October under the Emergency. A 10pm to 5am curfew is in effect for the following islands and surrounding cays: Abaco, Grand Bahama and New Providence.
Bahrain International Airport remains open, including for transit and transfer passengers, and visas on arrival have been reintroduced for 68 nationalities. Passengers will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and are required to download the "BeAware" app and wear an electronic bracelet. The bracelet will be removed only after a negative test on completion of the self-isolation period. The causeway to Saudi Arabia is now open and those entering through the causeway also need to undergo and pay for a PRC test and quarantine until test results are received. The Kingdom has implemented strict social distancing and wearing of face masks since April 23 with a 5 Bahraini Dinars fine for failure to do so. Schools and universities are closed and gatherings of over 5 people have been banned.
Only limited International and domestic flights are available in Barbados. Starting November 1, all arriving passengers (regardless of country of origin) will need to undergo a 14-day quarantine. Additional requirements for entry include COVID testing and completed Health Visa Application. A public state of emergency is in place until 31 October. The national curfew was lifted on July 1 but social distancing and mass gathering limits are still in place.
Starting October 22, entry regulations have changed. Citizens and foreigners entering from a "red zone" need to undergo a 10-day quarantine during which they will not be allowed to leave the country. However, a COVID test is not required. Foreigners from 'green zones" need to pass proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. This does not apply to citizens and permanent residents. The borders with Lithuania and Poland remain closed. There are no local travel restrictions in p lace and all businesses remain open.
Belgium dropped all restrictions for travel within the European Union and from UK, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein since June 15. Passengers from these countries have no re entry requirements neither do they need to undergo quarantine. Belgium bans nonessential travel to several European countries as COVID-19 cases rise. Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases. From August 1, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. The Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseilles and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases beginning August 28.
The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) reopened on 1 October for restricted entry and with strict protocols in place. Only those from the following groups are allowed entry to Belize: Belize nationals, permanent residents and foreign diplomats accredited to Belize; Persons with business concerns in Belize (non-work permits); Foreign second home owners, Qualified Retired Persons and long term stay non-nationals; Foreign Tourists. The State of Emergency ended on September 4. However, strict measures are in place including no gatherings of more than 10 people and closure of all entertainment centers like bars.
Commercial flights are now operating to and from Benin. However, entry and exit is restricted to "extreme necessity. Land borders with neighboring countries remain closed excluding government-approved essential travel. Although the cottoned Cadjehoun Airport remains open, all travelers need to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing at their expense. Passengers are also required to self-isolate for at least 48 hours until results are out. Capacity on public transport is limited to 50%. Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. Schools and other educational establishments have been reopened.
All borders are closed except for citizens from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives . Visitors from other countries need to get visa clearance from Thimphu before coming to Bhutan. .However, entry is only possible through certain towns such as Phuntsoling, Samdrup Jongkhar and Gelephug (by road) or Paro (by air). Repatriation flights are also available. The Bhutan government has begun a relaxation of the nationwide lock down starting 5:00 a.m. local time on 1 September.
It is now possible to enter and leave Bolivia by air on commercial flights. Passengers boarding flights to Bolivia must have negative test results for COVID19. Land, river and lake border crossings remain closed. The country is also under a dynamic quarantine which involves wearing of face masks in pubic areas, a nighttime curfew from 6 pm to 5 am on weekdays and complete lockdown over the weekends. Penalties for breaching these conditions include fines, public service and imprisonment.
|Bosnia And Herzegovina||limited||30-Oct-20|
Currently, only citizens and residents of the countries including citizens of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro may enter the country. In special circumstances, like for medical treatment or business-related visits, special documentation may be required. Commercial flights are operating to and from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the government has resumed the mandatory wearing of masks in public areas and social distancing. Failure to observe public health measures can result in fines.
There are no commercial flights available in and out of Botswana and all land borders have been closed. Botswana government has banned entry of all individuals except residents from entering the country. Arriving residents will need to undergo 14-day quarantine at a government facility and take a PCR test. The lockdown measures have been lifted since May 20 and domestic flights have resumed since June 12. However, inter country travel is only possible with an interzonal travel permit. Health screenings before boarding and safe social distancing are still in place. The government of Botswana has extended the State of Public Emergency until 31 March 2021.
The Government reopens international air travel to foreign tourists . There are limited direct commercial flights are operating. Non-resident foreign nationals are allowed to enter Brazil by air, except at airports in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraiba, Rondonia, Rio Grande do Sul and Tocantins. There are a number of scheduled flights to Europe and the US, but capacity is limited. Passengers are allowed to transit as long as they do not leave the international airport area and have a ticket for onward travel. Domestic restrictions vary from city to city and wearing of face masks and social distancing measures are in place in most parts of the country.
Starting July 28, Bulgaria eases it's restrictions on those arriving from Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel and Kuwait as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test. Persons arriving from countries outside the EU are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Transit through Bulgaria to the country of residence is possible for: (a) nationals of the EU, a Schengen country, or the UK and their family members; (b) non-EU nationals, who have a long-term residence permit in another EU Member State, the UK, or in a Schengen country and their family members. Citizens of third countries including: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Kuwait, Turkey can enter the territory of Bulgaria without restrictions. The State of Emergency is extended until November 30. Bulgaria extends COVID-19 emergency until 30 November.
There are very limited flights to and from Burkina Faso and all land borders remain closed. Anyone allowed to enter will need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 5 days prior to departure. Arrivals are also required to quarantine for two weeks at their desired location and at their own cost. The Government of Burkina Faso has maintained a State of Emergency in the following regions: East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in the Boucle de Mouhoun region, the province of Kenedougou in the Hauts Bassins region, the province of Loroum in the North region, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region. However, most business operations have resumed including transportation.
Commercial flights in and out of the country are suspended although there are some emergency flights available. Land borders opened from August 1. All those who eligible for enter need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the past 72 hours after which they can enter without quarantine. Those without a negative test will need to take a test upon arrival and then quarantine in a government facility for 14 days.
On June 10, authorities issued a requirement for all foreign travelers entering Cambodia to pay a $3,000 deposit upon arrival for COVID-19 testing and potential treatment. Any unused funds will be returned to you. However, if any fellow passenger tests positive, you'll be quarantined for 14 days at a government facility. All flights from Malaysia and Indonesia are banned effective from 1 August. Cambodia’s government to ban all flights from Philippines from 13 August. Cambodia temporarily bans all flights from Malaysia, Indonesia effective from 1 August . There are no internal restrictions within the country however, wearing of facial masks is required.
There are limited commercial flights in and out of Cameroon, however, most International flights remain suspended. Land and Sea borders are also closed. Cameroon nationals returning must present proof of a recent negative COVID test not older than three days. Internal travel is limited to "essential" only. It is also mandatory to wear a face masks in public places. Educational establishments are partially re-opened.
Most foreign nationals cannot travel to Canada even if they have a valid visitor visa. However, the Canadian government extends border closure with U.S. until further notice. You can only travel to Canada if you are a citizen, permanent resident, or a family member of a citizen. Upon arriving, foreign nationals will undergo a 14-day quarantine that they have planned ahead. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. British Columbia authorities extend state of emergency through 13 October. The borders with Mexico will remain closed to non essential travel until November 21.
Cape Verde's air and sea borders are now open. All arriving passengers need to show a negative COVID test taken not more than 72 hours before departure. They will also need to complete an online health surveillance form and the Airport Security Tax Form. Internal inter-island travel is also operational however, you'll need to complete an online health surveillance form and present a negative COVID-19 test taken in the last 72 hours. The country continues to follow social distancing measures, mandatory isolation for anyone with symptoms and use of masks in public areas.
From October 1st, travelers eligible to enter the Cayman Islands are Caymanians, permanent residents, those with work permit holders, those who own residential property, students with a visa to study, and persons who have close family ties with those with work permits. Caymanians and Permanent Residents returning from overseas can enter the country but will undergo mandatory isolation at a designated facility for 14 days. All arriving passengers also need to have health insurance with COVID-19 coverage. The wearing of facial mask, social distancing and restriction of large gatherings remain in place. Inter-Island flights continue to operate.
|Central African Republic||limited||30-Oct-20|
Some of Central African Republic’s neighboring countries have started to re-open their land borders, including those with Central African Republic. This includes Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan. Land and river borders remain closed. A mandatory 14day self-isolation is in place for any person entering Central African Republic coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus. Passengers in transit will be quarantined at their expense at designated facilities until they resume their travels. It is compulsory to wear face masks in public places. Staying in your home or accommodation is encouraged.
Commercial flights to and from Chad have resumed but remain very limited. Citizens re-entering the country are required to undergo a basic health check and are quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. The Government of Chad has made wearing of masks mandatory since May 7 and a curfew is in place between 10pm and 5am. The Government has introduced a curfew from 11pm to 5am in 6 provinces (Guera, Kanem, Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, May-Kebbi Ouest, Mayo-Kebbi Est) and the capital N’Djamena.
All arrivals need to quarantine for 14 days. From October 19, Chilean Nationaals and those with with Chilean residency and non-residents with a special permit of entry can request exemption from quarantine as long as they show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. A nationwide curfew (now running between 11pm to 5am) has been in place since 22 March. A nationwide curfew (now running between 11pm to 5am) has been in place since 22 March. Those planning to travel to Magallanes Region will need to provide a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival.
Commercial flights are operating to and from China. International airlines may only maintain one route to China, operating one flight per week. A limited number of international flights are flying into Beijing. Other international passenger flights to Beijing continue to be diverted to 16 designated airports in Chengdu, Changsha, Hefei, Lanzhou, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Hohhot, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Zhengzhou, Xi’an and Wuhan. A small number of international flights are also operating direct between European cities and Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao. China’s aviation regulator suspends Etihad Airways, SriLankan Airlines on Shaghai routes starting 17 August .
Colombia’s aviation authority expects resumption of international flights to selected destinations from 21 September. However, Land and maritime borders are closed to foreign travelers until at least November 1. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Colombia on a limited number of routes. Land and maritime borders are closed to foreign travelers until at least 1 November. Internal travel within Colombia is permitted. Government extends selective quarantine until end of October. Large gatherings (of over 50 people) continue to be prohibited. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in open spaces and commercial establishments.
International flights to and from Comoros restarted on 7 September. The country is also under a strict lock down with vehicle travel only permitted until 2 pm and essential services operational until 12 pm. Gatherings of more than 50 people remain prohibited. Mask wearing in public is mandatory. Universities are still not open but academic exams are being administered, and the American School began its academic year September 1 with a combination of virtual and on-premises classes on. The e number of passengers on public transport is limited (10 in buses, 4 in taxis).
The country has closed its borders and all International passenger flights are suspended. However, movements between the cities of Brazzaville, and Pointe-Noire and the rest of the country are permitted. Congo- Brazzaville remains under a state of health emergency and the curfew from 10pm to 5 am is extended until July 30.A State of emergency is in place until 19 August.
Costa Rica will begin economic re-opening on August 9. San Jose’s Juan Santamaria airport and Liberia Airport resumed flights on 1 August. From 1 August 2020 entry restrictions are relaxed to allow citizens and residents of Canada, the EU, Schengen Zone and the UK to enter Costa Rica. Costa Rica to allow flights from all other Central American countries from 15 October. All arrivals need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry. Costa Rica has opened its air borders to U.S. travelers. Residents of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, D.C., can now enter Costa Rica. As of 15 September, residents from Colorado, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania may also travel to Costa Rica.
There are a limited number of commercial flights operating to and from the country. Land and maritime borders are still closed, however, air travel is authorized effective July 1. All passengers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. You’ll also need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form prior to arrival at a cost of 2000 XOF Domestic flights resumed on July 26. International flights resumed from 1 July on a limited number of routes. Domestic flights are also available. A State of Emergency remains in effect.
All EU/EEA nationals or those holding permanent residence in EU/EEA countries can enter Croatia without any restrictions. Other foreigners including U.S citizen may enter for tourism, important matters or business as long as proof is provided. Croatia has lifted mandatory self-isolation and quarantine restrictions for those entering and instead, travelers are provided a Pamphlet with Instructions to follow for 14 days. Passengers in transit may travel through the Republic of Croatia provided that it is possible to enter or transit through the neighboring countries. Third country nationals are still subject to restrictions: they can enter Croatia for business or tourism reasons only. New mitigation measures have been announced that will go into effect on October 27. These include limitations on public gatherings to 50, social distancing of 2 meters indoors and 1.5 meters outdoors and prohibition of gatherings to last over midnight.
Commercial flights have resumed. Different guidelines apply whether you are a Cuban national, permanent resident or visitor. All international tourists arriving on charter flights to the Cayos will have their temperature checked and a PCR test. On September 1, new COVID related restrictions will be imposed in the province of Havana by the local government. The new restrictive measures are related to the movement of people and vehicles, and the sale of products. From 15 October in Varadero. Hotels and guest houses are starting to reopen for Cubans and foreign residents of Cuba (known as ‘national tourism’) but to a limited occupancy (between 30 and 50%).
Starting June 20, Cyprus begun reopening international flights. Travelers are categorized depending on their country of origin's risk level. Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July and Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August . Passengers from 'low-risk' countries do not need to undergo mandatory testing or quarantine. However, those from medium risk countries need to undergo mandatory testing without quarantine. Travelers from countries that are considered 'high-risk' can enter as long as they undergo mandatory testing and 14-day self quarantine. Most movement restrictions have been lifted but basic health protocols like wearing of face masks and social distancing remain in both indoor and outdoor settings until at least November 9. Failure to comply may result in a €300 fine.
Persons coming from a 'green-zone' or low-risk country such as citizens of EU countries who have stayed in their country may enter without restrictions. However, if they have been in a 'red-zone' country, a PCR test is required. Citizens of 'red-zone' or high-risk countries are banned from entering the Czech Republic. A total of 17 airlines have already announced their intention to resume direct flights from Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Specifically, 55 destinations have been listed, 10 of which are already in operation. From 14 September, anyone entering shared spaces in schools will have to cover their mouth and nose. Flights to and from Egypt resume beginning October 1.
Countries other than EU member states, the UK and Schengen countries are considered 'banned' countries except Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Thailand. The Danish government has not re-opened it's borders with Portugal and Sweden. However, citizens of 'open' countries can only enter if they have important business, legal or personal reasons. You can travel through Denmark (transit) if you have a worthy purpose outside Denmark or you are going on holiday. All travelers entering Denmark need to provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test. Denmark has listed Spain, Andorra, Bulgaria, Luxemburg and Romania as countries where non-essential travels are not recommended. As of 8 October 2020, travelers from regions where the infection rate is above 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week are advised to get tested upon arrival to Denmark. From 26 October until 22 November, the Danish government has extended certain restrictions nationally.
Djiboutian air, sea and land borders have reopened. Upon arrival, all passengers over 11 years of age will need to undergo COVID-19 testing and wait at the airport for the results. The test is paid by the passenger. If you get a negative result, you will be allowed to proceed to your accommodation, otherwise. Those who are positive will be taken to a government quarantine facility. Internal restrictions are in place including social distancing and banning of social gatherings of more than 10 people.
Borders and airports opened for nationals and residents on 15 July. Non nationals will be allowed to enter as of 7 August.. Anyone entering the country will need to provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival. Upon arrival, a RDT test will be taken and passengers with a negative result will quarantine in government facility for five days. .Businesses, shops, offices, churches, sports facilities and beauty salons are now operating normally without restriction. A maximum of 250 persons are allowed to gather. Beaches and rivers are also accessible.
The Dominican Republic has re-opened its borders for international travel effective July 1. Mandatory health checks are in place upon entry to the country but no quarantine is required. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. Passengers will need to fill up a Travelers Health Affidavit stating whether you have any COVID symptoms and include your contact details. Dominican authorities will also conduct random testing on random passengers. Although most restrictions have been lifted, social distancing protocols and the wearing of face masks remain in place. Authorities extend nationwide curfew until 17 October and the country is still under a national State of Emergency.
Some passenger flights of Emirates, Fly Dubai, Etihad and Air Arabia have resumed. Starting July 7, tourists can enter Dubai as long as they submit a PCR test and complete the Health Declaration Form. Those without test results will be tested at the airport. UAE ports remain closed to cruise liners. From 1 August 2020, to transit or enter UAE you'll need to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within four days of your scheduled travel. Some UAE carriers have resumed flights. You can transit in Dubai if your connecting flight departs within 24 hours and Abu Dhabi if it departs within six hours.
Starting June 1, commercial flights resumed with a limited capacity. Land border with Peru and Columbia remain closed and flights to the Galapagos remain suspended. All arriving passengers are required to have results of a PCR test or else immediately get tested at the airport. Returning citizens are required to self-quarantine for 14 days while non-citizens need to quarantine at a government facility. The Ecuadorean Ministry of Health issued an emergency extension of 90 days (Acuerdo 57) on 13 September 2020. Shops, supermarkets, restaurants and banks can operate at 50% capacity; cinemas and theatres at 30% capacity; and public transportation at 50% capacity.
International flights resumed on July 1 with limited capacity. However, travel in Egypt is restricted to resorts that have been the least affected by COVID-19 mostly those located in Southern Sinai, Red Sea Province, and Marsa Matrouh. Passengers are required to undergo mandatory health checks upon entry. Hotels have resumed operation but pubic gatherings remain restricted and the wearing of facial mask is required. Starting from 01 Sep 2020, passengers of all nationalities “including Egyptians” are required to provide negative PCR Test Certificate for (COVID-19) issued not more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any of the Egyptian Airports. Flights between Cairo and Moscow have also resumed. There are currently restrictions on public transportation operating from midnight until 4am. Schools, universities, cafes, bars, clubs, hotels and tourist locations are operating at a reduced capacity.
Borders reopen for international flights into El Salvador International Airport on 19 September. Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter the country and only diplomats, residents and citizens can enter. The Government of El Salvador has reported that they United Airlines and Avianca will offer humanitarian flights for U.S citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Anyone who arrives will need to prevent proof of a negative PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before arrival. The country has begun its "economic re-opening plan" and many businesses have resumed operation. However, facial coverings are required in public and large gatherings not recommended.
Residents, diplomats and visa-holders with government approval may now enter Equatorial Guinea. All arriving passengers need to provide a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. Internal flights have resumed. Flights between Malabo and the mainland are limited to one per day. Internal flights have resumed. Flights between Malabo and the mainland are limited to one per day. All arrivals need to present a negative PCR test or else be tested at the airport at a cost of £200. Restaurants are open for delivery only, bars remain closed as well as non-essential businesses. Religious and sports events are permitted at 50% capacity and schools have reopened with 50% capacity.
The Asmara International Airport is currently closed and all entry visas are suspended. Land borders also remain closed. Travelers arriving from China must report their travel history, and may be quarantined at designated hospitals. Strict domestic restrictions are in place with bars, cafes and restaurants closed and limited public transportation A nationwide lockdown is in place until further notice. Eritrea’s land borders are closed and international and domestic flights are suspended until further notice.
Starting June 1, Estonia allows entry to people with no COVID-19 symptoms from the European Union, members of the Schengen area, U.K and Northern Ireland. The list has grown to include Canada, Algeria, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Serbia, Rwanda, South Korea, Tunisia, Uruguay and Thailand. Travelers from these countries are not required to undergo quarantine. On August 3, Estonia introduced a two-week quarantine on people arriving in Estonia from: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Malta, Monaco, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. From 24 August Estonia has added the UK to the list of countries from which arrivals are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
The country is in partial lockdown and all its borders are closed. There are no international flights to and from Eswatini at present. Only returning citizens are allowed to enter as long as they provide a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. You may also be required to undergo a 14 day quarantine in a government facility Restaurants are operating at limited capacity and public transportation is also regulated.
Air travel is now possible in Ethiopia however some land borders remain closed. Anyone arriving in the country needs to present a negative PCR test taken no more than 120 hours before departure. All passengers will also need to self-quarantine for 7 days. Passengers without a negative test will be required to quarantine at a government facility for 7 days. Transiting passengers are exempt from the current quarantine restrictions for coronavirus. Passengers transiting Addis Ababa Bole International Airport are subject to COVID-19 screening measures during transit. The maximum transit time is 72 hours. Domestic restrictions are still in place and wearing face masks is required in public areas.
Only residents and Fijian citizens are allowed to return to Fiji. Returning Fiji Nationals are allowed to enter the country and must undergo compulsory 14-day quarantine followed by 14 days of self-isolation. Domestic restrictions including social distancing and a 11 pm to 4 am curfew remain in place. However, inter-island travel resumed on April 26. Air New Zealand have indicated they will operate a number of flights between Auckland and Nadi. A nationwide curfew is in effect from 11 pm to 4 am each night.
U.S. borders with Canada, Mexico will remain closed to nonessential travel until 21 November. You cannot enter or transit the USA if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks. Permanent Resident Cards are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. The No Sail Order for cruise ships extends through 31 October.
Travelers from the EU zone can travel to France without any restrictions. Entry restrictions have also been lifted for a range of other countries deemed to be a low COVID-19 risk. A voluntary 14-day quarantine applies to travelers outside the EU and U.K. Other nationalities are not allowed to enter but may transit under certain circumstances. From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit. French authorities plan to impose quarantine on British visitors. The French Government has introduced a tiered alert system to indicate where COVID-19 is circulating actively. These are i) alert zones; ii) high alert zones; and iii) critical alert zones. Many of France’s largest cities fall into one of these categories. Restrictions include the partial or total closure of bars, and a limit on the number of people allowed to gather in public. The government declares a State of Emergency.
French Polynesia has suspended entry of non-resident travelers to French Polynesia. However, all cruise ship visits and stop-overs are suspended. Anyone arriving in the country who is not a resident will be held in quarantine until they can return to their country of origin. Travelers will also need to register on the Polynesian Electronic Travel Information System (ETIS) and provide the receipt at check-in. Most stores and service providers are open and all social gatherings are permitted without restrictions on numbers of people.
Beginning July 1, commercial air travel may resume with two international flights per airline per week. Gabon's land and sea borders remain closed. If you do travel to Gabon, you will be required to quarantine for 15 days in a government facility, or in another facility arranged by your place of work. The country still has domestic restrictions in place including social distancing and hygiene requirements. European tourists, business travelers will not be granted visas after EU excludes country from ‘safe list’. There is a daily curfew from 8 pm to 5 am and everyone must wear a mask in public areas. A curfew is in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Land and sea borders were re-opened as of October 16, while the airport will officially re-open on October 31. All arriving passengers need to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior of departure. This is required of all arrivals regardless of nationality. The Government has lifted some internal restrictions allowing schools, restaurants, bars, and other businesses to resume normal operations. However, public health regulations such as wearing of facial masks and social distancing remain.
Restrictions on regular international flights extended until 31 October. Travelers arriving from other countries are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Land borders remain closed to passenger travel excluding returning citizens or citizens of neighboring countries returning to their home country. The government has announced on that it is now postponing the re-opening of land and air borders, as well as international tourism until at least 1 November. Regular international flights in, out of Georgia are allowed for Paris, Riga and Munich.
As with other EU countries, Germany is limiting entry to EU citizens and residents. EU nationals may be required to provide proof of entry and a valid reason to enter Germany. Transit travelers are allowed to transit in Germany as long as they have proof of onward travel. Georgia, Jordan, Romania and Tunisia are declared as "COVID-19 risk regions". Starting November 2, 2020 until the end of November, a partial lockdown will be imposed restricting internal travel to "necessary", limiting gatherings to maximum of 10 and closure of recreational facilities.
Kotoka International Airport reopened on 1 September. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ghana on a limited number of routes. Land and sea borders remain closed.. However, domestic flights are allowed to fly. On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is understood to be an antigen test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Although there are no current movement restrictions within Ghana, face masks are required in public. Religious services may take place at 25% attendance.
As of June 21, air restriction travel into Gibraltar have been lifted. Incoming travelers with valid documents will be allowed entry via the Gibraltar International Airport. The British Airways have started operating reduced flights from Gibraltar and London. On 22 September 2020 the Government of Gibraltar introduced a COVID-19 contact tracing online passenger locator and ‘Relevant area form’ for passengers flying to Gibraltar. At present, internal restrictions include wearing of masks in all public areas and a penalty of £100 for violators. Those failing to wear a mask are subject to a fixed penalty notice of £100.
Since July 4, only citizens of countries' in the EU are allowed to enter Greece. Additionally, citizens of Canada, Georgia, Japan, Algeria, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay and Tunisia can enter the country. Greece has suspended flights from Turkey. On July 22, the authorities announced that they will now allow direct flights from U.K, and Sweden and arrivals from the U.S may be permitted by July 31. Testing for COVID-19 upon arrival is random and those tested will need to self-quarantine while waiting for results. Since 1 August, cruise ships can dock at Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Volos, Corfu and Katakolo. All border crossings except the Promachonas crossing with Bulgaria will be shut down each night between 11pm and 7am. Travelers entering Greece by any land border are required to produce a COVID-negative PCR test conducted in the country of departure within 72 hours of arrival in Greece. Greek government to require COVID-19 tests to visitors from Russia between 7-21 September. The travel ban restrictions remain in place until September 15. Greece extends restriction on visitors from Russia until 5 October.
The Maurice Bishop International Airport re-opened on July 1 for charter flights only. Regional commercial flights are scheduled to commence on July 15 and flights from U.K, Europe and Canada may resume on August 1. All arriving passengers should present proof of a negative COVID-19 test and comply with a 14-day quarantine at a designated facility . Domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted and recreational facilities like beaches and gyms are open under restrictions. Wearing face masks is required in all public areas and 6ft social distancing measures remain.
Only Guatemalan nationals, diplomats and foreign residents are allowed to enter the country. The Guatemala International Airport re-opened on 18 September. Upon arrival, you are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours before your arrival. The government’s mandatory curfew ended on 30 September however, social distancing measures remain. Failure to keep quarantine protocols may result in criminal charges and fines from £700 to £15,000.
Guernsey has reached phase five of it's COVID-19 lock down which includes accepting visitors on the island. Arriving passengers are categorized according to their country of origin. Those from 'Group A' countries' are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Group B arriving passengers can either self-isolate for 14 days or isolate for 7 days and take a test. Group C categories are not required to take any test or undergo any quarantine. The only countries categorized as Group C are The Isle of Man and Jersey and the UK. These restrictions will remain in place until October.
The Government of Guinea announced that the Gbessia International Airport is re-opening at limited capacity. Air France will schedule occasional flights from Conakry to Paris while Brussels Airlines has suspended all flights until September 1. The country is also under a nationwide curfew from 9pm to 5am daily. Guinea has declared a state of emergency until further notice.
Land and sea borders have now re-opened and commercial air links have resumed. All arriving passengers need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival. Domestic restrictions such as closure of schools and markets are also in place. The country is under a State of Emergency until further notice but curfews have been lifted. The government has set up a coronavirus hotline that you can call on: 1919 or 2020.
Guyana’s international airports reopened to commercial flights on October 12. Eastern Airlines continues to operate twice-weekly flights to New York and Miami. Travelers need to complete a passenger information form and provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Arriving International passengers are also requested to self-quarantine at home for seven days. Beginning in November, American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, and Eastern Airlines will offer service from the United States to Guyana. The country has a nationwide curfew from 9 pm to 5 am daily. Other restrictions vary depending on the region. Social distancing of 2 feet is required and all schools remain closed.
Some international flights have resumed from July 1. Commercial flights are operating to and from Port au Prince and the USA, Canada, the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The land border with the Dominican Republic is open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Travelers arriving by air will undergo general health checks and will need to self-quarantine for 14 days. Haiti is still under a curfew between 12 midnight to 4 am. The state of emergency was formally lifted on 27 July but the curfew remains.
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Direct flights from Chinese points-of-origin and Italian destinations have been temporarily postponed. Passengers arriving are required to self-quarantine in their home or hotel for 14 days even if they have no symptoms of COVID-19. Beginning March 3, all passengers on U.S bound flights with temperature higher than 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit are not permitted to board
International flights restarted on 17 August However, there are limited commercial flights out of Honduras with United Airlines and Eastern Airlines. Domestic flights have also resumed operations and public transport is available. The country is also under a nationwide curfew and using face masks, sanitary gel and following social distancing in public is mandatory. The curfew is in place until 11 pm on November 1, 2020. Shopping and essential activities are allowed from 5:00am to 10:00pm according to the last digit of an individual's national identity/ passport number.
Hong Kong residents arriving from any location except mainland China, Macau and Taiwan will be denied entry. Foreigners arriving from mainland China, Macau or Taiwan who have been overseas in the past 14 days will also be denied entry. However, both residents and foreigners from China, Macau and Taiwan without any overseas travel history will be allowed to enter as long as they undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. All border crossings with mainland China remain closed indefinitely. Hong Kong’s aviation regulator bans flights from, to Kuala Lumpur until 3 October after five Cathay Dragon passengers tested positive for COVID-19. On 1 October, the UK will be added to the list of “specified high risk places” . Air India is also banned from flying into Hong Kong.
Hungary has divided countries in three categories (red, green and Yellow). Arrivals classified as 'green' do not need to undergo any testing or quarantine while those form 'yellow' and 'red' countries have different degrees of restrictions in place. Only EU citizens and citizens of neighboring countries (except Ukraine) are permitted to enter Hungary without testing or quarantine. Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia. Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative Coronavirus test not older than five days.
Iceland has opened its borders to other EU countries and Schengen states including the U.K. All arriving passengers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The country is also open to white listed countries including Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Starting July 16, all travelers from Finland, Germany, Denmark and Norway will no longer need to go through medical screening or quarantine. From 19 August, if you are opting to test instead of the 14 day quarantine, you must be tested for a second time 4-5 days after arrival and follow quarantine measures until the result of the second test is known. There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland.
Aviation authority extends suspension of international flights until November 30 However, the government of India has agreed to allow U.S air carriers to resume passenger services in the U.S -India market beginning July 23. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed. Domestic flights have begun to resume starting June 1. Limited flights are available via the Kolkata airport from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Nagpur in a limited manner starting September. Government extends COVID-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra to 31 October. Limited inter-state movements of passenger vehicles and buses is now permitted this will vary from state to state within India.
Bali will remain closed for international tourists until end of year. All foreigners are barred from entering the country except those with limited or permanent stay permits, those with a diplomatic or working visa and those with diplomatic or business stay permits. Commercial flights are operational to and from Indonesia but only citizens, permanent residents and diplomats may enter. Domestic flights are operating under certain restrictions and those boarding domestic flights must provide a negative COVID-19 test. The country is also under domestic restrictions including limited public transportation and closure of non-essential business establishments and attractions. Restrictions are re-imposed in Jakarta as COVID cases increase.
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Although some domestic restrictions are being lifted, Iran's borders remain closed for travelers. However, flights from Turkey have resumed since June 20. Entry to Iran is only possible for Iranian passport holders or holders of a valid visa. All passengers arriving into Iran by air are required to hold a valid health certificate, issued by the health authorities of the country of departure. This must contain a COVID-19 molecular test performed by an approved center of the departure country, carried out within 96 hours of entry into Iran. Flights between Iranian and Turkish airlines resume after suspension. Parks, gardens and recreational areas are now open while non-essential, indoor businesses remain closed. Wearing a face mask in Iran is required.
All Iraqi airports are open. Entry to Iraq for tourism and religious purposes is now allowed. All inbound/outbound international passengers will need to have a certificate showing they have tested negative for COVID-19. As of October 26, flights to and from Kuwait and Bahrain are not operating. Land borders are open to commercial and passenger traffic. Authorities have banned the entry of nationals from Bahrain, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Nigeria, Spain, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, and Qatar. All recreational venues and educational institutions remain closed until further notice. Wearing a facial mask is compulsory when in public.
All passengers arriving from overseas are expected to restrict movement for 14 days and must complete a COVID-19 passenger locator form indicating where they intend to self-isolate. Although the number of flights to and from the U.S to Ireland have reduced, there are no restrictions in place. On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Greece and Italy are added to the list of countries that need to quarantine upon arrival. Public transport capacity is limited to 50% and peak hours are for essential workers and essential purposes only; Hotels and accommodation are open with protective measures in place; There are no restrictions on domestic travel outside of Dublin.
Direct flights between UAE and Israel postponed until January. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Israel on a limited number of routes. Non-Israeli passport holders who do not come from countries with low Coronavirus infection rates will be banned from entering the country until at least 1 October. Domestic restrictions are being lifted gradually with restaurants and businesses are open with limited capacity. Wearing of face masks is required in all public areas and some hotels across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories have now reopened. Authorities to ease nationwide lockdown restrictions from 18 October.
Most travelers within Europe can freely enter and exit Italy without any restrictions. On July 1, Italy also extended its borders to those coming from countries with low infection rates as long as they quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Only residents from these 14 approved countries are allowed to enter Italy. Italian government orders COVID-19 testing on travelers from Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands and United Kingdom. Travelers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism) The Government of Italy has launched a national contact tracing app called Immuni (the “App”).Government to extend state of emergency until January 31, 2021. It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person anytime you leave your residence (to be worn in enclosed areas and whenever crowding occurs outdoors).
Effective July 1, international flights were permitted to resume and airlines have begun to offer limited commercial flight services. All arrivals need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) prior arrival. If you have a temperature higher than 38 degrees, or an invalid COVID test, you'll need to take another one at your own expense. Schools are now opened but restaurants are open with social distancing guidelines in place. Most hotels and other accommodation are now open. Everyone is required to wear face masks in public areas.
Jamaica opened air and sea ports to foreign travelers from June 15. Upon arrival, travelers will undergo a health test and if anyone shows symptoms or has traveled to a high-risk country, they will be placed in quarantine for 48 hours while waiting for results. Effective August 20, 2020, all residents of USA, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Mexico travelling to Jamaica for business purposes are required to upload a COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to obtain a Travel Authorization. Visitors from high risk places the USA, Brazil, Mexico and the Dominican Republic will be required to upload a valid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result, no more than seven days old. A 11 pm to 5 am curfew is in place across the islands; St. Catherine, Kingston & St. Andrew, Clarendon and St. Thomas have been placed under separate curfew from 7pm to 5am. Between Tuesday 20 October to Sunday 1 November, an island wide curfew will resume between 9pm to 5am.
Japan plans to remove ban on overseas travel for about 10 countries (these will include Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam or those with a low number of new coronavirus infections) from October. From 1 September, foreign nationals with Status of Residence in Japan and who leave or have left Japan with a valid re-entry permit will be allowed to re-enter Japan. All passengers arriving in Japan are required to complete a health questionnaire before disembarkation, including contact details. They are also required to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport. From 1 October, non-Japanese nationals who need to move to Japan to study, work or join family should be able to do so, subject to necessary visa requirements. Majority of businesses are now open, with some restrictions on mass gatherings over 5000 people. Restrictions on social distancing and wearing of masks also remain in place.
All arriving passengers are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival or provide a negative COVID-19 test. Travelers are also required to disclose whether they have visited any other country other than the country of departure within 14 days on arrival to Jersey. Depending on the information, passengers may need to self-isolate for 14 days. Failure to self-isolate is considered a criminal offense punishable by a fine of up to £1,000. As part of the pre-registration process, passengers are required to disclose their travel history for the 14 days prior to their planned arrival in Jersey. This includes their country of departure, and any other countries or regions they have visited or will have visited in this 14-day period. Passengers transiting through Jersey to an onward destination will be tested on arrival in Jersey.
On September 9, International flights resumed at Queen Alia International Airport outside Amman. Passengers must register to travel on the Visit Jordan website and have PCR tests before departure and on arrival. Countries are categorized by an epidemiological scale of the COVID-19 outbreak. Domestic restrictions are still in place such as limited operation of public transportation and wearing of face mask in enclosed public areas and public transportation. On October 6, 2020, the Government of Jordan announced it will impose a nationwide, comprehensive curfew on Fridays and Saturdays until further notice.
The country's border remains closed to foreign citizens except diplomats, direct family members of citizens, those with residency permits and some employees. Kazakhstan has also resumed direct flights with China, South Korea, Japan, Turkey and Thailand. Passengers arriving from China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand will only require a temperature check while those from Turkey and other countries' will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test. Government to permit international flights to/from Belarus, Germany, Netherlands, Egypt, Russia, UAE and Ukraine from 17 August. Government will cut number of international flights from 26 October to reduce imported COVID-19 cases. Some quarantine restrictions remain in place, particularly at weekends when many retail and hospitality outlets are closed. Cinemas are allowed to resume operation from Monday 26 October, with occupancy rate of no more than 30 percent.
International flights resumed on August 1st. Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. Anyone entering Kenya is required to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a government facility. All travelers will be screened on arrival and need to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days. On 28 September, the nationwide curfew was extended for a further 60 days. From 29 September onwards, the curfew will be in effect from 11 pm to 4 am. Effective 29 September. Large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events remain suspended.
Kiribati has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Kiribati has entry restrictions for travelers originating from countries with local transmission of COVID-19. A list of countries covered by these restrictions is available from the Kiribati Ministry of Health and Medical Services [https://mhms.gov.ki]. Those from these countries should spend at least 14 days in a country free from the virus before travelling to Kiribati and provide medical proof that they are virus-free. Kiribati is still under a state of emergency.
Beginning June 21, South Korea has limited the number of foreign nationals entering it's borders. All long-term foreign residents are required to apply for a re-entry permit before travelling overseas and present a negative COVID-19 test before returning to Korea. All arrivals-regardless of nationality are also required to undergo 14-day quarantine. From 10 August foreign nationals who have been in Hubei province in China within the previous 14 days are permitted to enter South Korea. On 15 August, the South Korean government raised its social distancing requirements to Level 2 for Seoul and neighboring Gyeonggi province.
Kuwait has opened limited commercial flights to Australia via Doha, and Dubai. However, the ban on commercial fights from 31 high-alert countries remains. The northern border between Iraq and Kuwait remains closed. Most commercial flights remain suspended and citizens returning from Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Philippines, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and Syria must undergo quarantine upon arrival. Commercial flights at Kuwait International Airport will resume from 1 August. International travel resumes, but ban on commercial flights from 31 ‘high-alert countries remains. Public schools, universities, and colleges are closed through the beginning of August. Public transport bus services are suspended. Many types of social gatherings, including weddings, receptions, and public and private diwaniyas, are banned. A nationwide curfew applies from 9pm – 3am daily.
Flights are currently being operated from Bishkek to Istanbul and Dubai and the Turkish Airlines is to resume Istanbul-Bishkek service. There are now regular flights to and from Kyrgyzstan, operated by a range of airlines to Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Domestic flights have resumed as domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted. Only citizens and immediate family members of citizens can enter the country. Upon entry, travelers are quarantined for three days in a government facility and if no symptoms are shown, a 14-day self quarantine follows. All land borders are closed. From 10 October a nightly curfew will be in place in Bishkek between 21:00 and 05:00.
Only foreigners who are essential workers required by Lao government or businesses and have approval from the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs may enter the country. Upon entry, travelers will undergo mandatory testing and a 14-day quarantine in a government facility. All land borders and passenger flights out of Laos remain closed. Flights on Vientiane-Hanoi route have resumed. There are no travel restrictions within Laos and taxis, public transport and domestic flights have resumed services. The Thai Government has announced that all Thailand-Laos border crossings are closed until further notice, including the Friendship Bridge between Vientiane and Nong Khai.
Only citizens of the EU or those with permanent residence status in these countries can enter Latvia without facing quarantine. The country also allows entry from low-risk countries and any travelers arriving from countries not part of the EU require a 14-day quarantine period upon arrival. Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence.. Starting from 3 September, airlines are allowed to operate flights from Latvia’s airports to all European Union (EU) member states and countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), excluding Spain, Andorra, Malta and Luxembourg. From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia.
On July 1, the Rafic Hariri International Airport resumed commercial flights with a limited capacity of 2,000 daily passengers. Anyone arriving in Lebanon from a country that does not have PCR testing will undergo PCR testing and quarantine while waiting for results. Those from countries that have PCR tests only need to provide their results. All land border crossings into Syria remain closed. From 23 September, if you have traveled from a country where the Government of Lebanon considers PCR tests to be inaccurate, you must take an additional PCR test within 72 hours of your arrival. Aid workers contributing to the relief efforts of the 4 August explosion in Beirut will be exempt from restriction. Lockdown measures are still in place and only essential businesses are permitted to operate.
All Lesotho's borders are closed and flights are suspended. The only way to enter the country is with approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the only reason is for emergency services. The border with South Africa is closed. Domestic restrictions are in place in Lesotho with public transportation operating in limited capacity and the restaurants only open for takeout. SAA Airlink flights between Maseru and Johannesburg Airport have been suspended. Starting October 1, additional five categories of people will be permitted entry: students, those with working permits, critically ill, those with special needs and businessmen. The Government of Lesotho has partially lifted restrictions on movement. Schools are permitted to open with appropriate measure in place
Commercial flights at Roberts International Airport resumed on June 28. Arriving passengers need to present a valid negative test document or else take a rapid test at the airport. Those arriving into the country after residing in a country with more than 200 COVID-19 cases will be quarantined in a government facility for 14 days. Currently all land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travelers. Ports remain open. The nationwide State of Emergency has now expired. However a revised National Health Emergency has been declared by the Ministry of Health. Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open with social distancing measures in place.
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Authorities in eastern Libya reopen land, sea, and air borders on August 31. Flights have resumed at the Mitiga Airport in Tripoli however, UNHAS flights are suspended. The Misrata Airport is open for repatriation flights to and from Istanbul International Airport. A daily curfew is in place from 14:00 to 07:00.
The country has opened its borders with Switzerland, however, restrictions on entering Liechtenstein depends on Switzerland's restrictions. Only EU, Schengen member countries and the UK can enter Switzerland. Anyone entering from high-risk countries will need to quarantine for 10 days.As of August 28, Andorra, Belgium, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Romania and Spain (with the exception of Canary Islands) are defined as Covid risk areas. Entry restrictions are lifted for a selection of third countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay, and the EU states outside the Schengen area (Bulgaria, Ireland, Croatia, Romania, and Cyprus) Businesses, restaurants, bars and attractions in Liechtenstein are now fully operational.
Countries from the EU and citizens of Switzerland and the U.K are allowed entry to the country provided that they have a negative COVID-19 test. The Lithuanian health ministry also extended the mandatory 14-day quarantine period to all persons arriving to Lithuania from France. The country has also released a list of approved countries that is updated weekly. Transit is also allowed for those returning to their countries, seafarers and other special cases. Foreigners arriving from countries where the COVID-19 incidence rate exceeds 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants will have to provide a negative result to a coronavirus test performed within 72 hours prior to their arrival and they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. It is compulsory to wear a mask or face covering in taxis and on public transport. Failure to comply could lead to a fine of between 500€ and 1,500€ for the first offence.
Citizens and residents from the EEA member countries including Switzerland, Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay can freely enter Luxembourg. Third-country nationals who are resident in Australia, Canada, China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level), Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand and Tunisia, are allowed to enter the territory of Luxembourg. The German and French borders are also now open. There are no movement restrictions within the country. However, face coverings must be worn on public transport. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €145.
Commercial flights are now operating to and from Macao on a limited number of routes. Only Macau citizens, residents of Mainland China and permanent residents are allowed to enter Macau as long as they haven't travelled anywhere else in the past 14 days. All arriving passengers also need to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test with a certificate coming from a qualified institution. Those without such proof will need to undergo testing and possible quarantine. All travelers arriving in Macao, who are not residents of Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan or mainland China, will be denied entry.
On July 1, Skopje International Airport and St. Paul the Apostle Airport reopened for commercial flights. Land borders are also fully opened for passengers and vehicles without the need for a PCR test. However, those arriving from Montenegro, Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry. . Foreign nationals entering the country do not need to present a PCR test and are not subject to self- isolation or quarantine. Some border crossings in neighboring countries are still closed or subject to entry requirements Domestic restrictions are slowly being lifted with restaurants and cafes now opened with social distancing. Wearing a face past is required when in public.
Madagascar’s President announced on 6 October international flights will start this month with strict guidelines. Tourist flights to/from the island of Nosy resume but onward travel to the mainland of Madagascar will not be permitted. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s port. There is also a full lockdown in the Analamanga region and a curfew from 8 pm to 4 am. Wearing a mask in public is also mandatory and gatherings of more than 200 people are not allowed.
Effective September 5, 2020, Kamuzu international Airport re-opened to commercial air traffic and at present there are four commercial flights a week operated by Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways. All arriving passengers need to present a negative COVID-19 test obtained within10 days prior to arrival. They will then be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Internal restrictions in Malawi include closure of schools and banning of gatherings of more than 100 people. Most shops, banks and restaurants are operational with safety protocols in place. Face coverings are advised but not mandatory.
The Malaysian government effective from the 7 September has restricted entry to all foreign nationals entering Malaysia including those with permanent resident status. Ban on international tourists will remain in place until 31 December. Domestic travel is permitted except to high-risk areas. You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Those with immigration passes from a country with ore than 150,000 COVID cases will be denied entry to Malaysia. Travel between the state of Sabah and the rest of Malaysia has been restricted to essential travel only between 12 – 25 October 2020. A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020.
Maldives reopened its borders to global tourists on July 15 with Qatar Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines, Emirates, Etihad scheduling flights to and from the country. Other airlines resumed flights in August. Effective from 10 September, all tourists and short term visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Cruise ships and safari boats, yachts and other vessels from overseas are restricted from docking. A Public Health Emergency is in place until November 5.
All land borders are closed to passenger vehicle traffic but open to cargo and freight. International airports and flights restarted operations since 25 July. Land borders reopened from 31 July. Travelers must also show upon arrival a COVID-19 negative test done within 72 hours from departure date. Domestic restrictions in the country include social distancing and limiting gatherings to less than 50. Wearing of face masks is also required in all public places. As of 19 August, all air and land borders would be closed until further notice. Internal restrictions are in place including a curfew between midnight and 5:00 a.m and prohibition on gatherings of more than 50 people.
All EU member states plus Switzerland, Iceland, Monaco, Vatican City, Andorra, Liechtenstein and Norway may enter Malta without restrictions. However, beginning August 21, all arriving passengers from Romania, Bulgaria and certain regions of Spain will need to submit a negative COVID PRC test before flying to Malta. Otherwise, passengers will need to undergo testing upon arrival at the airport. Transit is possible as long as passengers can declare they have stayed in a Public Health Corridor (PHC) country for at least two weeks prior to travel. The country still has some domestic restrictions including wearing of face masks and social distancing.
The total suspension of international travelers entering the country via air is valid until August 5. Domestic passenger air travel between Kwajalein and Majuro is also suspended on international airlines. However, travel between the two islands is permitted on Air Marshals. Anyone entering the island without official clearance will be subject to quarantine. Domestic passenger air travel between Kwajalein and Majuro will only be permitted on Air Marshall Islands.
Mauritania has closed all land and air borders until further notice. On July 6, the country announced that Air France will conduct one-way flights from Nouakchott to Paris every week until the end of July. The Government of Mauritania has announced the re-opening of the Mauritanian airspace, as of 10th September 2020, for commercial flights to Nouakchott, with, for the moment, international flights operated by several airlines to international destinations, such as: Guinea, Togo, Congo, Gabon, Mali, Senegal, Paris , Istanbul and Tunis. Land border crossings to Morocco remain closed to non-commercial traffic. Land borders with Senegal and Mali have reopened. Entry to Mauritania is prohibited except for Mauritanian nationals, diplomats accredited to diplomatic missions or international organizations in Mauritania, and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Mauritania.
There are currently no regular commercial flights in and out of Mauritius but International borders set to reopen from 1 October. Air Mauritius is also running weekly flights to Paris. Entry of aircraft and ships in Mauritius is restricted until end of August. In June, the country announced that it is COVID-free and the WWTC recognized Mauritius as a safe destination. There are no restrictions on movement around Mauritius. However, social distancing and wearing of face masks in public remains mandatory.
U.S. extends border restrictions with Canada and Mexico until 21 October. European airlines will resume flights to Cancun in October . The country does not have any restrictions for international travel although the number of flights have been greatly reduced. Anyone arriving will undergo a health screening but there is no quarantine requirement for travelers arriving. Facial masks are required in most states. A completed “Cuestionario de indentificacion de factores de riesgo en viajeros” must be presented to “immigration” upon arrival. The form can be found at https://afac.hostingerapp.com .
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Commercial flights to and from Micronesia remain very limited. Federated States of Micronesia has declared a “state of public health emergency”. The government of Micronesia has banned anyone entering by air, sea or land from China, Hong Kong and Macau. Also, anyone entering from a country or area with a confirmed COVID-19 case are not allowed to enter unless they stay for 14 days in an area without the virus. Since March 7, those with travel originating from Guam may enter. There are some internal restrictions between islands and journeys will only be permitted if you’re an essential worker or you are travelling as a result of a family emergency.
Foreigners are not allowed to enter the country unless they are immediate family members of Moldovan citizens, have a residency permit or visa, are diplomats, or are transit passengers. All those entering the country are required to self-quarantine for 14-days. Borders with Romania and Ukraine are closed to passenger traffic as well as foreigners. Moldova has opened its borders to foreigners from countries with less than 50 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 people. The ruling takes effect on Monday, 31 August. There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova. Some hotels are open with no restrictive measures in place. Moldova has announced the lifting of the State of Emergency and the easing of some coronavirus (COVID-19) measures.
Monaco has opened its border with France so travel restrictions are the same as France. Travelers from the EU zone can travel to France without any restrictions. Entry restrictions have also been lifted for a range of other countries deemed to be a low COVID-19 risk. A voluntary 14-day quarantine applies to travelers outside the EU and U.K. Other nationalities are not allowed to enter but may transit under certain circumstances. Regardless of nationality, anyone who wishes to enter the Principality from either: a region within Europe (the UK, an EU Member State, Andorra, Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland) which has recorded more than 20 cases per 100,000 people in a week, must contact the COVID-19 Call Center as soon as they arrive in Monaco.
Mongolia has suspended all inbound travel from foreign locations and banned entry of all foreign nationals until further notice. Only Mongolia citizens may enter who will need to quarantine for 21 days in a government facility followed by 14-days self-quarantine. Borders with Russia and China are also closed. The Mongolian government decided to extend the country’s heightened state of readiness until the end of October amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All international flights and rail are suspended until at least 31 October. The country's "State of Readiness" is also extended until the end of October.
Montenegro has opened its borders to citizens of countries with a low number of cases. This list includes over 100 countries that have active cases of less than 25 per 100,000 inhabitants. Individuals from countries with rates higher than this are required to self-isolate for 14 days. As of 28 September the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. All ports for internal maritime traffic are also open. Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 7 October 2020
Borders are closed except to citizens. All those arriving in Montserrat must self-quarantine for 14 days and need to submit the Access Declaration Form prior to arrival. Since all travel to or from Montserrat is via Antigua, you must comply with Antiguan entry requirements to enter the country. All arrivals need to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. All new arrivals will also need to self-isolate for up to14 day period. Social distancing protocols remain in place and it is mandatory to wear a face mask in public. No gatherings of more than 50 people are allowed but all business establishments are operational. No gatherings of more than 50 people are allowed.
Starting July 15, limited commercial flights to and from Morocco will be available. Foreign nationals who are residents of the country may enter as long as they submit a negative COVID-19 test and self-isolate for 14 days. The land border between Algeria and Morocco remains closed. On 6 August, the Moroccan Government reopens borders to 67 visa-exempt countries with some restrictions. Flights between Dubai and Casablanca resume from 18 September . The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until 10 October.
Mozambique has partially opened its borders with limited commercial flights now available. Anyone arriving is required to undergo a 14-day quarantine period regardless of citizenship or country of origin. Commercial flights to and from Maputo have resumed. Passenger flights are operating with a maximum frequency of twice a week. Entry to Mozambique is prohibited except for Mozambican nationals and foreign nationals with a valid residency visa for Mozambique. Government extends ban on all international flights through 31 October.
International commercial flights are suspended in Myanmar until October 31. The only exemptions are for medical evacuation, relief and cargo flights. The land borders with China, India, Laos and Bangladesh also remain closed for travel. Anyone allowed to enter must undergo a 21 day quarantine in a government facility and then seven days of self-isolation. Since 13 May it has been compulsory for anyone going out in public to wear a face mask. Failure to wear one will result in a fine of MMK 5000. The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September. All townships in Yangon, except for the Coco Island Region, are currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ order.
Entry to Namibia is prohibited except for nationals and all commercial flights are suspended. International commercial flights are not available out of Namibia, and will not resume until at least September 18, 2020. Those allowed to enter need to present a negative COVID-19 test and undergo a 14-day quarantine at their own cost. The country remains in a State of Emergency until September 17 and is under strict domestic restrictions. These restrictions include social distancing and wearing of face mask in public or private transport. Hosea Kutako International airport re-opened on 1 September. Ethiopian Airlines have announced that they will resume commercial flights into and out of Namibia from 11 September. All land borders and sea ports remain closed.
Naura has restrictions for anyone who has traveled through or from Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Italy, Iran or China in the 21 days prior to entry. There are also restrictions for any travelers who have had direct or indirect interaction with a vessel with a confirmed COVID case. Passengers who have transited through, or have been in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Iran, Italy, Korea, Europe, USA or Asia (except Taiwan) in the past 21 days, will not be allowed to enter Nauru. Upon arrival, all passengers are required to spend 14 days in a dedicated quarantine facility. The only scheduled flight to Nauru is now a fortnightly service, on alternate Fridays, Brisbane-Nauru-Brisbane.
Civil aviation authority will allow international carriers to resume unlimited number of flights from 1 October Although the country has begun to relax some domestic restrictions, shops are beginning to open with hygiene protocols in place. Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Domestic flights, long-distance bus services resume from 21 September. However, Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 October. From 17 September hotels in the Kathmandu valley are permitted to re-open. Public spaces and services are now open in the Kathmandu valley but entertainment centers like bars and spas remain close.
As of July 1, residents of countries which the EU travel ban has been lifted may enter Netherlands including the U.K regardless of the purpose of travel. Residents of the following third countries are allowed to enter the Netherlands: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China. Countries are classified as: – Green: no special security risks; – Yellow: these countries have taken measures that have a limited impact on daily life; – Orange: daily life is seriously disrupted in these countries. Travelers from EU and Schengen countries can transit in the Netherlands. Permanent (long-term) residents of the following countries are also allowed to transit the Netherlands: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China.
The border remains closed except for flights from Wallis and Futuna. Regular air travel is limited to residents or pre-approved visitors and repatriation flights. Most commercial international flights are banned for another three months. Anyone arriving in New Caledonia will need to self-quarantine for 21 days. The authorities have lifted most of the domestic restrictions allowing free movement, opening of schools and businesses. Government extends ban on most commercial international flights for three months starting September.
New Zealand has closed both its air and sea borders. The only exceptions to the closure are for New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, close family members of citizens and diplomats. Other travelers will need to seek approval by submitting an expression of interest using an online form. From 1 August 2020, pre-departure Coronavirus testing will be mandatory for flights with Emirates and Etihad airlines. From 5 October, travelers to New Zealand will need to register on the Managed Isolation. Since 7 October, Auckland has been at Alert Level 1, bringing it into line with the rest of the country. Facial masks are not mandatory but are strongly advised in cases where social distancing is not possible.
Flights to and from Nicaragua are currently limited. Avianca has started a limited series of flights to Miami and details are available directly from the airline. The country's border with Costa Rica is also closed. The country has not imposed an official travel ban but all land and air borders remain closed. Nicaragua has not imposed any lock down or restrictions and business and attractions are open as usual.
Beginning August 1, International passenger flights into and out of Niger have restarted. However, all land borders remain closed. Entry to Niger is prohibited except for Nigerien nationals with valid residency visas. Transiting through Niger is also prohibited. Arrivals need to present a negative COVID-19 test dated within the past 72 hours. All allowed to enter need to self isolate for 14-days. Domestic restrictions in place include barring of gatherings of more than 50 and all social venues remain closed.
International commercial flights resumed in Abuja and Lagos on 5 September. The Government has extended closure of airports for international flights until October . The following airlines are barred from entering Nigeria: Air France, KLM Royal Dutch, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, RwandAir, Air Namibia, Royal Air Maroc and TAAG Angola. The Federal Government has relaxed the lockdown restrictions in place in Abuja and Lagos and replaced them with new requirements, including a nationwide daily night time curfew between 10:00pm and 04:00amThere is also a ban on gatherings on more than 20 people and recreational facilities remain closed.
North Korea temporarily closed all its borders to foreign tourists as of January 22 until further notice. Borders are closed and tours are suspended. There is a lack of detailed information on the status of COVID-19 in the country..
Norway has opened its borders for leisure travel to and from other Nordic Countries. Also, those arriving from EU and Schengen countries who have a work permit in Norway are free to enter. Other EU/Schengen citizens that have acceptable levels of infection may also enter. Starting August 8, Norway will reimpose a 10-day quarantine for all travelers from France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. On Saturday 8 August reimpose a 10-day quarantine for all travelers from France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in those countries. Transit is possible for citizens of Schengen and EEA countries. Internal restrictions in Norway include social distancing and the banning of large public social gatherings.
Only Oman nationals can enter the country and all international passenger flights are suspended until further notice. Foreign nationals will be allowed to depart but Omani citizens will not. Some domestic flights have resumed beginning July 1. On 21 July the Government of Oman announced a nationwide lockdown to take effect from 25 July. International flights will resume on 1 October with strict regulations on arriving passengers. To enter Oman, you will need to have downloaded the Tarassud+ track and trace application before arriving . You must also be able to show you have travel/health insurance for the duration of your stay, covering at least 30 days of coronavirus treatment. The Omani Government have announced a curfew from 11 – 24 October 2020 between 8pm – 5am.
Pakistan lifted its suspension of outbound flights from most airports. International flight operations resumed on 7 August. However, inbound international flights are only allowed with the permission of the Government. Starting May 16, limited domestic flights operation resumed from Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Islamabad. The country still has strict restrictions on public gatherings and it is mandatory to wear a face mask in public. The borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran remain closed.
All commercial flights in and out of Palau have been suspended while domestic flights are now operational. Only Palau citizens may enter the country but they will have to undergo a comprehensive health screening and mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. The President also issued a restriction on the entry of cruise ship unless the captain submits proof that he has not called in any COVID-19 affected area.
Beginning July 22, the government has extended it's extension of international flights for another month. Domestic flights have also been suspended while the country remains in a State of Emergency. The country has also implemented strict domestic restrictions setting guidelines when men, women and elderly can do their shopping. There is also a total quarantine from 5 pm Saturday to 5 am Monday. Domestic flights resume on 28 September and international flights to resume on 12 October.
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All inbound commercial flight in and out of Papua New Guinea have been suspended since March 22. Only citizens are allowed to enter and all arriving will need to present a negative COVID-19 test. Anyone arriving must also self-isolate in a government approved hotel for 14 days. International visitors may apply for exemption. Cruise ships and leisure yachts with more than 15 people are also banned. The Government is to lift COVID-19 lockdown starting 12 August. However, Bougainville extends state of Emergency until September 1.
All passenger flights have been suspended until further notice. However, there are a limited number of repatriation flights operated by embassies. Land and sea borders also remain closed. Domestic restrictions in place include mandatory wearing of face mask and a curfew from 11 pm to 5 am(Sundays to Thursdays) and from 12 am to 5 am (Friday to Saturday) Paraguay extends countrywide “sanitary quarantine” until 4 October
Domestic flights are scheduled to resume on July 15 however, all international commercial flights in and out Peru remain suspended. The country's land borders are also closed until further notice. The State of Emergency has been extended until July 31 and curfew measures are in place. Everyone is mandated to wear a face mask outside their homes. Peru resumes air, rail, ferry transportation with neighboring countries from 5 October
International commercial flights are operational in the Philippines but only citizens and diplomats are allowed entry. All passengers arriving at any international airport may need to undergo quarantine. All foreigners who intend to leave the country may leave anytime although they may have difficulty booking a flight since most commercial flights remain suspended. The Government has announced that it may allow entry of foreign nationals with valid visas beginning August. Fitness gyms, barber shops and internet cafes were allowed to reopen partly in manila on 1 September.
Poland has restored full border traffic within the internal borders of the EU beginning June 13. All flights between countries belonging to Schengen Zone will resume from 30 September. Government restricts ban on flights to France, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Brazil, Bahrain, Spain, Israel, Qatar, Kuwait, Libya, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Columbia, Costa Rica, Lebanon, The Maldives, Moldova, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Cape Verde, the U.S., Bolivia, and The Bahamas.
Only flights from EU countries and the Schengen area have resumed. Authorities in Madeira, Portugal, decide to resume international flights. Also, citizens of Algeria, Canada, U.K, South Korea, Morocco, Tunisia and China are permitted. Essential travel from Portuguese-speaking countries and the U.S are also permitted. General behavior guidelines are in place in which all must maintain a 2 meter social distance and use facial masks in all public areas. Areas around Lisbon remain under partial lockdown. State of Contingency’ restrictions lessen for the Lisbon area.
Beginning June 15, the government of Qatar started lifting lockdown measures allowing the departing of flights. Arriving flights remain suspended except for citizens and permanent residents. Starting August 1, the country will begin re-opening malls and other facilities and may allow flights from low-risk countries. Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September.
Romania has started lifting restrictions for third countries including Australia, Algeria, Canada, Georgia, Montenegro, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Travelers from countries with a high-incidence of COVID-19 are required to home quarantine for 14 days. However, those from countries that have a rate of new cases in the last 14 days that is less than or equal to Romania are allowed entry without restrictions.
Commercial flights are now operating to and from Russia on a limited number of routes. Regular international flights have resumed from the airports of Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don. The country will begin negotiations with other countries and allow flights on the principle of reciprocity. On August 1,flights from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Rostov-on-Don to the U.K, Turkey and Tanzania will resume. On August 10,flights to Antalya, Dalaman and Bodrum resumed. Russia resumed flights with Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic on 21 September and with South Korea on 27 September .
Kigali International Airport has reopened as of 01 August. Only returning citizens and legal residents may enter the country. Those travelling on charter flights may be allowed entry. All arriving passengers undergo mandatory health screening for both Ebola and COVID-19 and are subject to a 14 day quarantine. The country also has a curfew from 9pm to 5am and masks must be worn in public at all times.
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All land, sea and air borders remain closed to both residents and foreigners. The country also has a curfew from midnight to 5am until July 25. Domestic restrictions are slowly being lifted with businesses allowed to operate with social distancing and hand sanitizing measures. Wearing of face masks in public is also mandatory. The State of Emergency and the COVID-19 regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act have been extended to 29 August. The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has announced that the borders will open again in October.
Flights to the U.S are now operational and starting July 25, flights to the U.K are expected to resume. Flights to Canada are scheduled to resume in August. All arriving passengers are required to complete a Pre-Arrival Registration Form that includes proof of a negative PCR test. Anyone arriving without proof of a negative test will be subject to testing at their own cost and quarantine. From 1 October there is no longer a state of emergency in place in St Lucia.
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International flights have been suspended and the seaports of Mustique, Canouan, Bequia and Union Island are also closed to yachts and pleasure crafts. Starting July 1, all travelers will need to present a negative PCR test or else get tested upon arrival. Anyone arriving from EU, Iran, South Korea, USA, Canada, China, and the U.K will undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at their own expense. St Vincent and Grenadines’ government may ban flights from the U.S. There are no lockdowns or curfews. Physical distancing, including at weddings and funerals, is still recommended but rarely enforced.
Samoa is closed to foreign nationals and only residents are allowed entry. All those arriving who are non-US passport holders need to spend at least 14 days in Tonga, or Hawaii before entering.All public gatherings are suspended until further notice and only family gatherings of less than 10 people are permitted. Businesses and restaurants are opened at limited capacity.
San Marino has opened its borders to Italy making travel possible according to Italy's guidelines. So anyone who is allowed to enter Italy can also travel to San Marino. (Please see Italy's travel restrictions for more details) All restaurants, businesses and even attractions are now open in San Marino.
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Beginning July 1, the country has begun Phase 2 of it's reopening plan allowing flights from member states of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. On July 16, international commercial flights are expected to resume and transportation by boat between Principe and Sao Tome may begin. All air passengers arriving in São Tomé and Principe are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to their arrival.
Saudi Arabia suspends flights to, from Argentina, Brazil, India because of increase in COVID-19 cases. Land borders with UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain have reopened. The authorities have implemented an online registration system to facilitate the repatriation of foreign nationals to their home countries. Saudi is under strict domestic restrictions and any non-citizen who violates these measures will be punished, deported and banned from re-entering the country. On 22 September Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) suspended travel to and from Argentina, Brazil, and India.
On July 15,International commercial flights resumed while land and sea borders remain closed. Senegal's borders with neighboring countries also remain closed. Travel between regions is permitted and internal flights have resumed. Starting June 5,restaurants and gyms are open to visitors with sanitary measures and social distancing protocols in place. On 8 August, the Senegalese authorities announced tightened restrictions. There is a ban on gatherings such as marriages, baptisms and funeral ceremonies.
All COVID-19 restrictions are lifted for both Serbian and foreign citizens. There are no restrictions on movement for residents and visitors and no self-isolation requirements upon entry. In the City of Belgrade, wearing masks is mandatory for everyone in public transportation and indoor spaces. The government announces that all foreigners entering from North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, or Romania, will need to provide a negative PCR test, taken 48 hours before.
International commercial flights resumed on August 1. Upon arrival, passengers will be expected to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. However, only citizens of countries that are considered low risk will be allowed entry. High-risk countries will not be allowed to enter until further notice. Cruise ships from any country are not permitted to berth in Seychelles. Starting October 1, a number of countries will be given special status. Visitors from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and the United Arab Emirates will be allowed to travel to Seychelles under specific conditions.
Commercial flights to and from Sierra Leone are limited to citizens. However, the Freetown International Airport opened July 22 and some airlines are accepting reservations for flights departing in July and August. If you intend to travel to Sierra Leone, you must obtain authorization from the Government of Sierra Leone through the portal before you travel. There is a curfew in place from 9pm to 6am and precautionary measures are still in place.
Singapore's Changi Airport has allowed transit to some airlines beginning June 2. Currently, only Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders and their dependents may enter the country. From June 17, travelers entering Singapore who have been to Australia, Brunei, Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, Mainland China, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan and Vietnam will need to self-quarantine for 14 days. Starting August 10, new arrivals to wear monitoring devices during 14-day home isolation.
Foreigners who have visited a high risk country within the last 14 days may enter through the borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland and Hungary as long as they comply with quarantine measures. Travelers from Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands, and The Netherlands may enter without any restrictions. Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia.
Citizens of Slovenia, Austria and Hungary may cross the border without any restrictions. Also anyone arriving from EU and Schengen countries may enter without restrictions. Travelers from other countries are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Slovenia was the first EU country to declare the end of the COVID-19 epidemic. From 20 July, persons who will be ordered to quarantine will be able to enter Slovenia at any border crossing.The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over.
The country is under a State of Emergency until further notice. As of June 11, all international flights have been suspended until August 31. However, approved international repatriation and flights and all domestic flights continue to operate. The capital, Honiara is an emergency zone and follows strict domestic restrictions while the popular tourist destination Aneityum island is still in lockdown.
All inbound and outbound commercial flights including cargo flights are suspended until further notice. Somalia has also closed its borders with Kenya and Ethiopia. Only flights that have pre-authorization from the government are allowed to operate. Most Internal flights have also been suspended excluding those between Hargeisa and Addis Ababa which are available on a limited basis. Qatar Airways will resume flights to Mogadishu from 6 September.
Local airports have started operating for domestic flights since July 1. However, all international commercial flights remain suspended except those authorized by the Minister of Transport. The commuter rail has resumed operations for short distance destinations. All those who qualify to enter will undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine and intense screening upon arrival. South Africa have introduced a risk based, five-level approach to lockdown restrictions. Tourists from high-risk countries will not be permitted to enter when country’s borders reopen on 1 October .
Spain opened it's borders with all EU member states starting June 21. Beginning July 4, the country also allowed entry to citizens of Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. The reciprocity principle is maintained for citizens of Algeria, China, and Morocco. From August 1, all travelers must fill in a public health form. After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present on arrival in Spain. Government orders partial lockdown in Madrid as COVID-19 cases starting October 2.
Only citizens and residents of Sri-Lanka are allowed entry. All arrivals are to undergo a 14-day quarantine followed by 14 days of self isolation at home. Passengers of cruise ships are also not allowed to disembark. However, transit via Sri Lanka is permitted as long as the connecting flight is within 10 hours of arrival. The reopening of Colombo Airport is delayed indefinitely, after repatriation flights suspended due to a spike in infections. On 4 October, the police issued a local curfew in the Divulapitiya, Minuwangoda and Veyangoda areas.
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All borders of St. Kitts & Navis remain closed to commercial traffic by air and sea. However, the Federation expects to reopen it's borders by October. The islands are under domestic restrictions including nightly weekend curfews from 12am to 5am and mandatory wearing of face masks. Beginning June 12, the government has started to ease restrictions, allowing restaurants and beaches to open with limited capacity. On August 7, the Park Hyatt's Fisherman's Village re-opened. St. Kitts & Nevis will open it's borders to visitors beginning October 31, 2020.
The Khartoum International Airport is partially re-opened starting July 13 with limited international flights to and from Egypt, Turkey and the UAE. Domestic flights are still suspended and all ports and land crossings are also closed indefinitely. All arriving must provide details of their travel and undergo self-isolation. An official government curfew is in force across South Sudan from 10pm to 6am. There are also some restrictions on public transport and inter-state movements.
All land, air and sea borders are closed and scheduled international flights to and from Suriname have been suspended. Domestic restrictions are also in place such as the prohibition of social gatherings and limitation of people in a private vehicle or taxi. Wearing of face masks is also required in public. Suriname government extends curfew, reopens border to international flights from Netherlands.
Entry to Sweden is allowed for EU citizens and those with Swedish residence permits regardless of the purpose of travel. However, on July 2, the Government decided to extend the ban on entry to the EU via Sweden until August 31. Apart from citizens from EEA, United Kingdom and Switzerland, also citizens residing in 14 selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. Current countries of exemption: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Swedish government lifts advisory against travel to U.K. Government extends travel ban for non-EU residents to 31 October .Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel.
Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, unless a country or region is defined as Covid risk area. The list of low-risk countries is updated regularly. Those from countries that are defined as "high-risk" will need to quarantine for 10 days. It is possible to stop over at one of the Swiss airports, as long as you do not leave the transit zone of the airport and you can prove that you can continue your journey to your destination country. Face masks to be made compulsory in Fribourg from 28 August. Flights between London City Airport, Zurich resume in October.
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On October 1, Syria reopened Damascus airport for regular international commercial traffic. Syrian Airlines will initially resume scheduled flights to regional destinations including Cairo and Beirut, with a weekly flight to Khartoum and adhoc flights to Kuwait. Land crossings to neighboring countries are largely closed. Some areas of Syria are under a curfew and movement is restricted throughout the country. In Assad-led government-controlled areas, a curfew is in place from 06.00 to 18.00
Foreigners entering Taiwan will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test. Citizens and residents are not required to submit a negative test but have to fill in a health declaration document that includes travel history for the past 14 days. You may be asked to install a local SIM card if you do not already have one. Mobile phone location monitoring will be used as part of the quarantine management process by local authorities. All arrivals are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days and anyone breaching isolation faces penalties. Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, are allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports are not be permitted to transit in Taiwan.
Since March 20, the Government announced that all commercial flights are suspended. The land borders between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Afghanistan are also closed for travelers. Only citizens and residents are allowed entry and all arriving will be screened and quarantined for 14 days. Wearing a face covering in public places and transportation is also mandatory. From 21 July Fly Dubai air has resumed weekly commercial flights between Dushanbe and Dubai. From 8 October, Turkish Airlines and Somon Air will resume flights from Dushanbe to Istanbul. Local regulations, including wearing of face masks, should be observed at all times. School are open. Shopping centers, hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafes are open.
Commercial flights have resumed to and from Tanzania. All scheduled and unscheduled flights are free to arrive and depart and only those showing symptoms of COVID-19 are required to quarantine unless they have proof of a negative PCR test.Government of Tanzania is collecting tracking information for all international passengers arriving into Tanzania. Non-essential businesses and attractions remain closed and wearing a facemask is recommended.
The Royal Thai Government extended the State of Emergency until August 31. Incoming commercial passenger flights have also been suspended until the same date. On June 29, the government agreed that only certain passengers such as nationals, family members of citizens, diplomats, those requiring medical attention and a few others will be allowed entry. Domestic flights are available but with limited capacity. Bus and train routes are opening and travel between provinces is allowed. Government extends emergency rule against COVID-19 until 31 October. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions.
All foreign nationals entering Timor-Leste that have entered or transited China within the previous 4 weeks will not be allowed entry. Citizens and permanent residents may enter but will undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days. Internal restrictions have been relaxed to allow full freedom of movement within the country. The State of emergency extended through 3 November to stop spread of COVID-19.
Air borders reopened on 1 August and limited commercial flights are due to start running during week beginning 3 August. Although airports are open, there are limited commercial options to Europe and flights with Togo, Ghana and Burkina Faso are suspended. Land borders remain closed since march 20. All passengers arriving in Togo must complete an online immigration and health form and pay CFA 40,000 for a COVID test before travel. There is also a curfew in Grand Lome from 9 pm to 5 am and wearing of masks is mandatory. Authorities announce curfews in three prefectures from August 25. Togolese government extends emergency state for the second time
Air New Zealand will be running one flight weekly throughout July. However, international flights approved by the Ministry of Health may enter the country. All international cruise ships and yachts scheduled to arrive after 19 March shall not be granted entry into Tonga until further notice. Government extends ‘sate of emergency’ until 26 October 2020.
|Trinidad And Tobago||closed||30-Oct-20|
All land, sea and air borders remain closed. The authorities have also banned all cruise ships entering. The country has entered stage 5 of it's phased approach allowing the lifting of many restrictions. Parks, gyms and beaches have been reopened and travel between the islands is permitted. Face masks compulsory as of August 31. British Airways have cancelled flights between Trinidad and Tobago and the UK until 31 October. The planned resumption date of 1 November is tentative and subject to change.
After 28 September, only Tunisian residents or nationals will be allowed to enter the country. Arriving passengers will need to show a negative PRC test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. You will then enter obligatory quarantine and given another PCR test after 5- 7 days. There are no restrictions on travel to and from airports and ports and all modes of public transport are permitted to operate at full capacity. From 8 October two-week curfew in Greater Tunis: Monday – Friday: 9pm to 5am. Saturday and Sunday: 7pm to 5am. From 1 October, two-week curfew in Sousse and Monastir: 8pm to 6am.
On June 12, Turkey opened its land, sea and air borders. The country has listed 40 countries for reciprocal flights and will begin flights to these countries' gradually. Turkish authorities to resume passenger flights to India, Kuwait, Russia, South Africa on 1 August. Turkish authorities postpone resumption of Iran flights until 2 October. Turkey extends suspension of flights to, from Iraq until 1 October. Turkey has also started using a HES code which is required for anyone traveling intercity. Although most restrictions have been lifted, train services and inter-city coach services are operating on a reduced capacity. As of 8 September the wearing of masks is mandatory at all times outside the home throughout Turkey.
International flights to and from the country have been suspended. All road borders are closed. Only Turkmen nationals, diplomats and a few other people are allowed entry. All arrivals need to present a medical certificate stating a negative PCR test. Passenger trains are also suspended and all road borders are closed. Police checkpoints have also been set up around major population centers where passersby may be subject to temperature screening. Passenger trains in Turkmenistan suspended because of COVID-19 concerns.
Although Tuvalu has no confirmed COVID-19 cases, the Government has restricted entry to the country. There are currently no commercial to Tuvalu and the borders are closed to all non-nationals/residents. All those from 'high-risk' countries are not allowed to enter Tuvalu unless they stay in another low risk country for at least five days before traveling to Tuvalu. This restriction also applies to seafarers from foreign vessels. All public gatherings of ten or more people are banned.
On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda. International commercial flights to and from Uganda have been suspended. All arriving passengers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding. The country has also implemented domestic restrictions including the wearing of masks outdoors and a curfew from 7 pm to 6:30 am. Public transportation is operating at 50% capacity. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am.
Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ukraine on a limited number of routes. Only those who have a permanent and temporary residence permit for Ukraine, and have proof of permission to reside may enter the country. On arrival, passengers need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test and a health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment. Train and bus travel has also resumed with limited capacity. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine published on September 25, 2020 a new list of countries in the red zone, which included Hungary, the Netherlands and Belgium. Government extends lockdown until 31 December. The domestic restrictions in place include wearing masks and gloves when in public transport. Shopping centers are opened as long as 1.5 social distancing can be followed.
|United Arab Emirates||limited||30-Oct-20|
The Ras Al Khaimah International Airport will resume scheduled passenger flights from 15 October. The United Arab Emirates will resume issuing visas to foreign visitors to all seven of its regions as of Thursday 24 September. The UAE authorities have stated that with effect from 11 August, all citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists have to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test in the country they are currently in and have proof of a negative result before travelling to the UAE. International visitors must also show proof of International health insurance before entry. Civil Aviation Authority suspends all Air India Express flights to Dubai until 2 October following violation of COVID-19 requirements
Flights between London City Airport, Zurich have resumed while flights between London and New York may resume as early as November. Starting August 29, all arrivals from the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Jamaica are to be required to quarantine for 14 days . Those arriving from Cuba are longer required to quarantine. The government has released a list of 50 countries that can enter without quarantine. The Wales government has banned entry of people living in areas of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland with high levels of COVID-19 cases. From 24 September people in Cardiff and the county of Swansea are under lockdown. And as of September 15, residents of Lanarkshire, West Yorkshire, parts Greater Manchester cannot meet other households indoors. The Welsh government will impose full lockdown for two weeks from 23 October.
The USA has approved arrival through 15 approved airports. Since March 16, nationals who have been to Iran, China, Ireland, Schengen zone and the UK within the previous 14 days were denied entry. The CDC also announced the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships until the end of September. Commercial flights to resume at Paine Field Airport in Snohomish, Washington, on 1 August. Domestic restrictions vary state-to state but a number of states have mandated the use of face masks in public. U.S. will extend ban on nonessential travel at land borders with Canada and Mexico through 21 September. New and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days.
The Uruguay government will reopen borders for tourism to European Union nationals and some International flights are operating. All foreigners entering need to provide proof of health insurance that covers COVID. On June 2,the Government issued a decree modifying the conditions to enter the country to include family reunification and authorized business or judicial travel. Other foreign nationals are still not allowed entry. Non-essential businesses are still closed and wearing a face mask in enclosed public areas is required.
The Uzbekistan Special Republican Commission has made changes to entry requirements for visitors arriving by air, rail and road which will come into force on 1 October 2020. Anyone arriving in Uzbekistan on a direct flight from countries categorized as "green", and who have been in these countries for 14 days prior to travel, will not be required to quarantine or self-isolate. The Uzbek authorities have extended the validity of extant visas until 1 November. Only citizens, close relatives of citizens, and permanent residents are allowed entry. Businessmen of international companies may also enter with authorization. Domestic rail services resumed on 15 August. Public transportation resumed on 17 August in Tashkent, the capital. Gatherings of more than three people in any public place are prohibited and facial masks are required in public.
Since entry to the Vatican is only possible via Italy, the travel restrictions to the Vatican depend on Italy's restrictions. At present, only EU member countries, Schengen member countries, the U.K, Ireland, Monaco and Andorra may enter Italy. Guided tours are open with less than 10 people per group and everyone entering the Vatican needs to wear a face mask.
No commercial flights are available to and from Vanuatu. Even after Cyclone Harold struck the small island, the government continued to ban foreign aid workers entering the country. Only returning Citizens, permanent residents and diplomats will be allowed to return but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Inter-island travel by air may be possible but all ports of entry remain closed. The country is still COVID-free and there are no restrictions in place on restaurants, bars, supermarkets and social gatherings. The government has extended the State of Emergency until the end of the year.
Beginning June 30, domestic flights have begun to operate. Inter-island sea travel is also allowed. International flights are to resume in July at limited capacity. The Government has not yet announced exactly when international travel is to resume in July. The country is no longer under a State of Emergency but social distancing remains mandatory. Authorities have also stated that cultural and sporting events will resume Oct. 31. Cargo and humanitarian transport continues to face heightened screening measures.
Aviation authority extends ban on passenger flights until 12 November. At present, all commercial flights are suspended. Only citizens and permanent residents may enter the country with proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Inter-state travel is possible as long as one has a special permit or "salvoconducto" which is issued by the regional officials. Wearing of face masks is required even when traveling in private vehicles. Domestic flights are scheduled to resume beginning November 13. The use of face covering is mandatory at all times, including when travelling via land in private vehicles. Schools and universities remain closed until further notice.
There are limited scheduled international flights available in and out Vietnam weekly as the government has permitted resumption of flights to countries without recent COVID cases. Flights from Vietnam to several Asian countries to resume from 18 September. Currently transit in Vietnam is not allowed. Borders with China, Cambodia and Laos are currently closed except for the import and export of goods. All returning nationals need to provide information about recent travel. Although prior testing is not required, though anyone who has tested positive previously may be asked to show their negative test results and release certificates. There are no internal restrictions in place but the government continues to encourage high hygiene protocols.
Borders are scheduled to reopen in July but visitors will only be allowed starting August 7. The State of Emergency has been lifted but the island continues to follow domestic restrictions including a physical distance of 3 feet. Anyone arriving will need to submit a health questionnaire online and also present proof of a negative COVID test.
Flights to and from Samoa have been suspended until further notice. Other inbound travelers need to show an OK Board pass before they are allowed entry. All non-US passport holders to spend at least 14 days in Hawaii, Samoa (Apia) or Tonga before entering. Domestic restrictions remain in place with social distancing protocols in place. Only private family gatherings of less than 10 are allowed. Businesses are operational from 6am to 6pm and restaurants, bars and nightclubs may operate with 10 person occupancy.
Commercial flights are suspended to and from Yemen. However, flights from Addis to Sanaa commenced on May 11. Most land, and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Anyone qualified to enter Yemen will need to enter a quarantine facility for two weeks. The Government has also imposed curfews, movement restriction and limitation of public gatherings.
The DRC has re-opened it's borders on 15 August. All travelers are required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test upon entry. There is also a 48 hour quarantine in the cities of Lubumbashi, Kasumbalesa and Kipushi as of June 21.There are extremely limited commercial options available to exit from DRC. Borders and airports are anticipated to start reopening from 15 August. The Government has lifted the state of emergency and orders reopening in three stages of business activities and borders.
All airports are now open although there are limited International flights available. Flights to some neighboring countries have also been suspended. Zambia has opened all it's borders but only under tight screening. Visa issuance has also been suspended until further notice. Arrivals are tested for COVID and required to self-quarantine for 14 days. International airports reopen as government eases some COVID-19 restrictions. : From 20 October, all travelers wishing to leave Zambia are required to have a medical certificate stating that they have tested negatively for COVID-19 in Zambia in the previous 14 days. Face masks are compulsory and must be worn in public spaces. There are no restrictions on hotels and safari lodges. Restaurants, gyms and casinos are allowed to open, but bars and taverns remain closed.
Several airlines resume international flights at Harare airport beginning October. International flights also resume from October 1. . Emirates and Kenyan Airways are expected to resume operations from the 1st October. All entering Zimbabwe need to undergo a 14-day quarantine. Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate taken within the past week. Zimbabwe is under a lockdown until further notice.