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Starting January 26, 2021, all international travelers arriving by air in the United States are required to submit proof of a negative Covid-19 test result. In addition to the testing requirement, international travelers will also have to quarantine upon arriving in the US, whether they are visitors or citizens returning home.
Travelers who have been vaccinated can now enter Seychelles for tourism purposes regardless of which country they came from, provided that they are able to show proof that they have taken the complete dose of the vaccine (two doses). However, they will still be required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours of arrival.
Tourists will be able to enter Sri Lanka starting Thursday, January 21, but under strict protocols. First, they must produce a negative PCR Covid-19 test result taken up to four days before their arrival. Then they will be required to take two more tests if their visit to the country is up to seven days. For those who are staying for more than a week, three more tests are needed. Furthermore, all visitors will be asked to pay US$12 for insurance that will cover Covid-19 related medical costs. Lastly, they can only stay in 55 designated hotels across the country and will be accompanied by officials when traveling to designated tourist spots.
Starting January 15, 2021, all passengers entering Iceland will have to undergo a PCR test upon arrival and self-isolate for five or six days. They will then have to undergo another test, and only if it returns negative will they be allowed to end quarantine. Those who hold proof that they have recovered from the virus, as well as those who can prove they have been vaccinated against the virus, are exempted from these travel restrictions.
On January 26, 2021, the travel ban imposed by the US government for travelers coming from the UK, Ireland, Schengen countries, and Brazil will officially be lifted. However, all arrivals will have to show proof of negative COVID-19 test or proof of having recovered from COVID-19.
Citizens of South Africa who wish to enter Norway must undergo a double testing process. The first PCR test will be taken upon their arrival in Norway, while the second test will be taken seven days after their arrival.
Travelers from non-EU countries, including Britain, who will arrive by bus or train into Belgium will be obliged to provide a negative result of the COVID-19 test and fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) regardless of the length of their stay. Bus and train operators are required to check that all travelers have complied with Belgium’s new rules before boarding.
Liechtenstein and Switzerland remain under Lithuania's list of "Covid-19 affected areas", which means travelers coming from both countries are required to undergo a 10-day mandatory quarantine upon entry into the country. Aside from these two countries, all third countries are also on the list.
All travelers arriving in Croatia coming from countries that are not part of the "ECDC’s green list" must show proof that they tested negative for COVID-19. The negative result of the PCR test must not be older than 48 hours. They can choose to undergo the test immediately upon their arrival in Croatia but they must self-isolate until they receive a negative result of the COVID-19 test.
Starting Monday, January 18, travellers coming from high-risk countries must undergo Covid-19 testing at the border upon arrival in Norway. The test must be undertaken at the border checkpoint since they are no longer permitted to undergo the test in their home municipality. As a result, six out of the ten border crossing points which currently do not have a testing station will be closed.
Authorities in Hungary announced that they are extending the country's COVID-19 restrictions until at least February 1. Hungary has temporarily closed its borders in September due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases.
Visitors from all countries will have to undergo quarantine and testing upon entering the UK since authorities will suspend the travel corridors. All arrivals will need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test and self-isolate for ten days upon their arrival. The isolation period can be shortened if the passenger tested negative after five days in isolation. This requirement will start on Monday, January 18, and will be in place for at least the next four weeks.
Authorities in Germany consider South Africa, Ireland, and the UK as high-risk areas for the new Covid-19 variants. Travelers who came from any of these three countries will be asked to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival.
Starting on January 15, travelers coming from Greece, Iceland, and Finland can enter Estonia with no need to quarantine. However, they will still be asked to present a Covid-19 test taken at least 72 hours before arriving in Estonia.
After January 20, residents of Uruguay are no longer allowed to enter Sweden for non-essential purposes. In addition, children will be allowed to enter Sweden coming from either the UK or Denmark if their main purpose is to meet with their parents. Adults accompanying the child during their travel will also be allowed to enter Sweden.
On January 12, 2021, Montenegro has allowed the entry of foreign tourists coming from all countries. Visitors can enter with no need to submit a PCR test or undergo mandatory quarantine.
Several countries have been added to Switzerland's list of "high-risk countries". These include Denmark, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Ireland. Starting January 15, visitors coming from these countries must undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine upon entry into the country.
Children born in 2005 or later are no longer exempted from the Covid-19 quarantine rules in Iceland. This means that all persons 15 years old and above must go into a mandatory 14-day quarantine when entering the country. According to Iceland's Ministry of Health, this decision will be kept in place until January 31st.
Starting Friday, January 15, the British government will ban the entry of travelers coming from all South American countries as well as Cape Verde and Portugal to prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 variant that has emerged in Brazil. There will be exemptions for British residents coming from these affected countries, who will be allowed to enter the UK but must self-isolate for ten days upon entry.
Starting January 26, all international travelers arriving by air in the United States, including US citizens, are required to submit proof of a negative Covid-19 test result. This decision was made to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as well as the newly emerging variants.
The United Arab Emirates has been removed from the UK's "travel corridor" list. Starting 4 AM on January 12, anyone arriving in the UK who came from the UAE will need to self-isolate for 10 days. This can be reduced to five days if the visitor tests negative on Covid-19 test.
From January 9 until January 18, visitors from all countries are temporarily banned from entering Denmark. This is part of the country's efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19, especially the new virus strain. In addition, Danish authorities advised its citizens to avoid traveling to other countries at this moment.
On December 28, 2020, Sri Lanka has opened its doors to foreign visitors under a pilot project. The first group of tourists to arrive in the country were Ukrainians. All travelers are traveling under a "bio-bubble" with limited contact to the local community to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infections. This project will run until January 19, after which, authorities will review the progress of the scheme before fully opening its borders.
Brisbane has recently been added to "Australia’s Safe Travel Zones". According to the travel bubble agreement between New Zealand and Australia, travelers from NZ can visit Australia's safe travel zones without the need to quarantine upon their arrival. Aside from Brisbane, the other areas belonging to the "safe travel zones" are Sydney and Melbourne.
Authorities in Finland have extended their Covid-19 entry restrictions until February 9. The restrictions were supposed to expire on January 12. This means that visitors coming from EU countries deemed "high-risk" are still not allowed entry into Finland.
The ban on arrivals from the UK and South Africa into Germany will be extended until January 20. This restriction was introduced to prevent the entry of the new Covid-19 strain that was detected from both countries.
Premier Alden McLaughlin of the Cayman Islands has announced that they plan to allow the entry of tourists by March 2021. However, he stated that all visitors must be vaccinated and provide proof of negative COVID-19 results. Otherwise, they will be required to quarantine.
To encourage Canadian tourists to holiday in Cuba, local officials are offering PCR tests for their return home. Canadian authorities have required all arriving passengers, including citizens, to provide proof of a negative PCR test upon entering the country. The cost of the PCR test is only $30. In addition, starting January 10, visitors from Canada are no longer required to present a PCR test when checking in for their flight to Cuba. But they will be tested on arrival and must isolate at their hotel while waiting for the results.
All travelers arriving in the UK will soon be required to present proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. This new requirement does not apply to British nationals and residents. Aside from the test, visitors who came from countries outside of the “travel corridor” list will be asked to isolate for 10 days.
Due to fears over the new virus strains, authorities in Chile have changed the entry requirements for all travelers. Starting January 1, 2021, aside from submitting a negative PCR test result, all passengers arriving in Chile should quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival.
Starting January 4, 2021, all travelers entering Peru will be asked to go on a 14-day mandatory quarantine. This requirement was implemented to prevent the entry of the new virus strain. The quarantine rule will apply to everyone, regardless of the country of origin. Tourists are required to stay in government-approved hotels while citizens can quarantine at their homes.
Norwegian authorities have lifted the ban on flights from the UK, allowing planes to land starting 4 PM GMT on January 2. They have also introduced a mandatory Covid-19 test for all people arriving in Norway from abroad starting January 2, either directly upon arrival or within 24 hours from arrival. In line with this, travelers are required to enter at designated entry points where testing is available.
Travelers coming from high-risk countries including the United States can now enter Curacao with no need to quarantine. All visitors are required to complete the digital immigration card online before departure. Within 48 hours before departure, visitors must fill out the Passenger Locator Card and carry a printed document as proof. Visitors must also upload a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure. Authorities also require visitors to present proof of travel insurance that can cover COVID-19 treatment.
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, and Portugal have now been added to Barbados' list of high-risk countries. Meanwhile, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are now considered "medium-risk". All persons arriving in Barbados from both high and medium-risk countries must submit a negative COVID-19 test result taken 3 days prior to arrival. They must isolate in their hotel upon arrival and be tested again after 2 - 3 days.
Authorities in Ireland have banned the entry of travelers from the UK until January 6. The ban applies to visitors entering Ireland through sea and air travel. They have also imposed a ban on arrivals from South Africa. Those visiting for essential purposes will still be allowed, but travel for tourism purposes is not permitted.
All visitors arriving from the UK, Switzerland, & Liechtenstein are obliged to either present a negative Covid-19 test result or self-isolate upon their arrival in Lithuania. The Covid-19 test should be taken within the last 48 hours before arrival in the country.
Starting December 27, 2020, all travelers coming from the United Kingdom will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result upon their arrival in the United States. The test should be conducted no more than three days before their flight.
The list of high-risk areas in Germany has been updated, adding all areas of Estonia, the Southeast region of Ireland, and the province of Innlandet in Norway to the list. Visitors coming from these areas must self-isolate for ten days upon entering the country. Those who wish to shorten their quarantine can do so by getting tested for COVID-19, but not earlier than after five days of self-isolation.
Starting Tuesday, December 29, all travelers coming from the Member State of the European Union or the Schengen Area are required to present a negative Covid-19 test result upon entering the Netherlands. The test should be taken in the last 72 hours before arrival.
As of December 24, Abu Dhabi has already reopened its borders for tourism, allowing visitors from the "green list" of countries to enter with no need to quarantine. However, all passengers must undergo a PCR test no longer than 96 hours before departure and show proof of a negative result. Those visitors coming from countries not included on the "green list" can still enter Abu Dhabi, as long as they qualify for a visa on arrival and agree to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival.
Americans who wish to visit Bermuda can now purchase their COVID-19 testing kits from Costco. The test will use the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) saliva screening. Digital test results will be received within 12 to 48 hours from the sample collection. The results must be shared with Bermuda’s public-health authorities through the Travel Authorization portal.
Starting January 10, 2021, Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health would require all international travelers to have a negative Covid-19 PCR test before arrival in the country. The test must be taken within 72 hours before travel and conducted by an accredited testing center of the traveler's country of origin.
Starting Monday, December 28, all visitors entering Turkey will be required to submit a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of boarding the flight. This new protocol is expected to last until March. It applies to all international arrivals including those who entered by land and sea.
Arrivals from South Africa have been banned from the UK starting December 24, 2020. This comes after the new strain of Covid-19, which is more transmissible was found in South Africa and is believed to be behind the dramatic increase of the country’s Covid-19 cases.
Authorities in Slovakia will allow its citizens to take short-term trips going to the nearest European neighboring countries with no need to present a negative result of a Covid-19 test upon their return. They have also put an age limit on the obligation to test for Covid-19, which is at 10 years old.
Travelers from the UK and Denmark are barred from entering Sweden until January 21st, 2021. The entry ban has been put into force since December 21st. This is due to the new variant of COVID-19 detected lately in the UK and is believed to be more transmissible.
England, Wales, and Slovenia have been added to Lithuania's list of "high-risk" countries after an increase in the number of Covid-19 infections in these countries. Starting December 21, all visitors coming from these areas will be asked to self-isolate for ten days upon arrival in the country. They also have an option to undergo a COVID-19 testing procedure to end self-isolation.
After the Christmas holidays, authorities in Australia will tighten the preventive measures that were put in place to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The new regulations will require a vast majority of visitors entering Austria to go on a mandatory quarantine.
Canadian authorities have extended the entry bans for US travelers until January 21, 2021. For now, only US visitors who are coming for essential purposes can enter. Those who are traveling for tourism, recreation, and leisure will not be permitted to enter.
Visitors from all countries can now enter Paraguay as tourists. All arriving passengers must complete an online Health Declaration form before the flight. Visitors will also be asked to present proof of a negative Covid-19 test, taken 72 hours before the first embarkation point. Travel insurance with Covid-19 coverage will also be required for all visitors.
Authorities in the Netherlands have banned the entry of all passengers coming from the United Kingdom. This is in response to the UK’s announcement that they have discovered a new variant of the Covid-19 and is more deadly and would react differently to vaccines. The ban will only last until January 1, 2021.
Italian authorities are banning all flights from the UK until January 6, 2021. This was after the first case of the new Covid-19 variant from the UK was detected in Italy.
Visitors from the United States will now be allowed to enter Cuba for as long as they will not stay in a government hotel. There’s no need to take a PCR test before the trip. However, all visitors will be asked to take one on arrival and self-isolate for five days. On the 5th day, visitors will undergo a second PCR test, but if it’s negative, they are free to explore for as long as they adhere to the health and safety protocols.
Visitors from more than 50 countries, including the United States, France, and Australia, can now travel to Thailand as tourists. They can enter Thailand without a visa but have to show a certificate proving that they are negative of Covid-19. The test should be taken 72 hours before travel. They are also required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival and must show proof of reservation at a hotel for their quarantine.
Starting on December 30, 2020, all foreign visitors entering Brazil will be required to present a negative PCR test result. The test must be taken no longer than 72 hours before departure. Anyone who cannot provide proof of a negative test result may not be permitted to board the flight.
From December 18, 2020, to January 7, 2021, all travellers entering Greece will be required to self-isolate at their home or hotel for three days upon their arrival. This applies to all visitors regardless of the nationality and the purpose of the visit.
Authorities in Sri Lanka confirmed the formal reopening of its borders for international tourism around mid-January. To prepare for the reopening, authorities will conduct a pilot project on December 26 to assess the protocols that will be put in place to handle the influx of tourists once the borders will open. Authorities will release more details about the reopening soon.
The Government of Nepal has announced that they will officially be reopening for tourism and allow tourists who arrive by air to enter into the country. Visitors from all countries are allowed to enter but they must first apply for a visa from a Nepalese embassy or consulate in their home countries. Tourists must also present a proof of negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours before departure. In addition, all travelers are required to quarantine for seven days upon arrival at their hotel. They will be tested again on the 5th day and will only be released if the result is negative.
The lockdown measures in France have already been lifted. Authorities will now allow the entry of international visitors coming from the EEA and some third party countries that are considered epidemiologically safe. Visitors will have the option to present a negative result of Covid-19 test taken at most 72 hours before arrival instead of taking the test in France.
Authorities in the UK have officially launched the “Test to Release” program. This program allows those visitors who came from countries outside the Travel Corridors to perform a PCR test to shorten their isolation time from 10 days to only 5 days. To avail of this program, visitors must pre-book the PCR test through government-approved private testing centres.
Some parts of Poland have been added to Lithuania’s list of “Covid-19 affected areas”. These include the regions of Lesser Poland, Opole, Lubusz and Subcarpathia. Citizens coming from these regions must follow ten days of compulsory quarantine rule upon arrival in Lithuania or present a negative result of the Coronavirus test.
Several regions in Europe have been removed from Germany’s list of high-risk areas. These are the regions of Brittany and Corsica in France, The French overseas territories of Guadeloupe, La Réunion and Martinique, and the province of Vestland in Norway. On the other hand, Estonia’s regions of Jõgeva, Lääne, and Lääne-Viru were added to the list. Visitors coming from high-risk areas must self-isolate for ten days upon arrival to Germany.
Since November 11, South Africa has been allowing the entry of visitors from all countries, including those who came from “high-risk countries”. All visitors will be required to have travel insurance and must present a negative test result of Covid-19 taken within 72 hours of arrival.
On December 10, 2020, Oman has allowed the entry of tourists who are citizens of 103 countries and stay in the country for up to 10 days without the need to apply for a visa. All passengers are required to take a PCR test upon arrival at the Muscat International Airport. The test is for 25 Omani Rials or around $65 and can be paid in advance through the Tarassud+ App. A QR code will be generated which should be presented at the screening point to expedite the testing upon arrival at the airport.
Queensland has opened its borders to visitors from New Zealand starting Saturday, December 12. Visitors will be able to enter the state without the need to quarantine or undergo a Covid-19 test. All other states in Australia are already open to New Zealand visitors, but if they are going to Western Australia, they must quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival.
The reopening of US - Canada borders for non-essential travels has once again been extended for another 30 days. According to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the reopening of the borders could happen on January 21, 2021.
The borders of New Zealand have reopened for visitors, but will only allow the entry of travelers coming from the Cook Islands. There’s no need to submit a Covid-19 test or undergo quarantine on arrival but they must show proof that they have stayed in the Cook Islands in the past 14 days.
Starting December 18, visitors from Taiwan will be able to enter Singapore as tourists, provided that they test negative for Covid-19 upon arrival. Visitors must first apply for an air travel pass at least 7 days before their intended date of arrival. They must also adhere to a few travel requirements such as flying into Singapore on direct flights, installing the TraceTogether app, and paying for their medical bills if they get sick due to Covid-19.
All visitors entering Norway starting January will be asked to submit detailed information when crossing the border. The country will introduce a new system for travel registration where all persons wishing to cross the Norwegian border must provide information of their name, quarantine location, contact information and any employer upon registration.
The government of Finland will extend the current entry restrictions imposed to curb Covid-19 until at least January 12 due to the increasing number of cases in several countries around the world.
Visitors from ALL countries can now enter Thailand using the Special Tourist Visa (STV). This visa will allow visitors to stay in the country for more than 200 days. Visitors must adhere to strict health protocols, such as COVID-19 testing upon arrival and an initial 14-day quarantine. They are also required to have health insurance coverage of at least US$100,000.
Starting December 15, visitors who came from countries that are not included in the EU’s “safe countries of origin” list must present a negative result of the Covid-19 test before they can be allowed to enter the country. The result must be in English, French, German, Spanish, or Dutch. Aside from the test result, they are also required to submit a signed Negative Test Declaration.
Starting December 18, foreign visitors who came from the “Red Zone” will be required to go into quarantine for ten days upon arrival in Belgium. They will be tested on their seventh day of quarantine. Only if the result is negative will they be allowed to end quarantine.
Starting December 18, all foreign visitors arriving in Greece will be required to quarantine for ten days. This new measure will take effect on December 18, 2020, and will be put in place until January 7, 2021. It will apply to all visitors, including those travelling for business or other essential purposes.
Polish authorities have extended the ban on international flights that they have previously imposed on some countries until December 31, 2020, due to the Covid-19 situation. These countries are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, Armenia, Jordan, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and the United States (except New York and Illinois). Visitors coming from these countries must wait until the end of this month to be able to enter Poland.
Starting December 6, visitors coming from GCC countries are no longer required to submit a negative PCR test result before flying into Dubai. However, they will be required to take a complimentary PCR test when they arrive at Dubai airport.
All travelers coming from the EU, Schengen, and the UK are required to present a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for Covid-19 in the last 48 hours before their arrival. Those that cannot present this requirement will have to self-isolate for two weeks. However, this rule is only applicable from December 21, 2020, to January 6, 2021. On January 7, all travelers from the EU, Schengen Area, and the UK will again have the possibility of escaping quarantine through testing, at least until January 15, when this new decree expires.
Authorities in Cyprus are planning to abolish entry requirements such as testing and quarantine in March, but only if the traveler has been vaccinated for COVID-19. Travelers who have not been vaccinated still need to meet Cyprus’ entry requirements depending on their country of origin.
Starting December 7, travelers from Poland will be asked to undergo quarantine upon their arrival in Lithuania. The following countries have also been removed from Lithuania’s list of high-risk countries - Malta, Scotland, Slovakia, and Slovenia. This means that visitors coming from these countries can enter Lithuania with no testing or isolation requirements.
Omani authorities have resumed the issuance of tourist visas. However, they will only allow the entry of tourists whose visits are organized by tourism companies or hotels. All visitors must adhere to the health and safety protocols, which may include undergoing Covid-19 test upon arrival at the airport.
The borders of Canada will remain closed to non-US foreign nationals who are visiting for non-essential reasons until January 21, 2021. For now, only essential visits will be allowed.
Between December 1, 2020, and January 31, 2021, Bulgarian authorities will NOT allow the entry of visitors from third-party countries, except for those who came from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Tunisia, Kuwait, Georgia, Uruguay, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo. All visitors must present a negative Covid-19 test and sign a health declaration.
Authorities in Greece have extended the border restrictions and entry ban imposed for third-country nationals until December 14, due to the current Coronavirus situation. For now, Greece will only allow the entry of visitors from European Union Member States and the Schengen area, as well as citizens of Japan, Australia, Rwanda, Thailand, South Korea, the UAE, Uruguay, and Singapore.
The Tartu region in Estonia, the region of western Greece, as well as the whole territory of Portugal, have now been added to Germany’s list of “high-risk areas”. All visitors coming from these areas, including those who have been in these areas in the last ten days, are obliged to self-isolate for ten days. They could end isolation on the fifth day if they get tested for COVID-19, and the result is negative.
Authorities in Spain have extended the temporary closure of the Schengen border until December 31st. Therefore, only visitors from within the European Union and Schengen area can enter the country at the moment. Visitors from a few third-party countries with low Covid infection rates can also enter. These are Australia, Rwanda, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Uruguay, and Thailand.
Estonia and Latvia are the latest countries that have been removed from the UK’s travel corridor list due to an increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in both countries. Visitors coming from both countries will be asked to self-isolate for a period of 14 days upon arrival in the UK.
Authorities in Iceland are offering a free Covid-19 test for all tourists arriving in the country between December 1, 2020, and January 31, 2021. After January 31st, all visitors who opted to get tested instead of going on quarantine must shoulder the cost of the testing fee, which is around $85 USD.
Starting Tuesday, December 1, 2020, travelers from Central America and South America (except Venezuela) will be allowed entry into Aruba. Visitors from Haiti and the Dominican Republic can also enter Aruba on the same day. All visitors are required to fill out the digital Embarkation-Disembarkation Card (ED card), get the Aruba Visitors Insurance, and submit proof of a negative Covid-19 result test.
Starting November 29, Ireland will allow all passengers coming from “red” and “grey” regions to take a PCR test on the fifth day of their quarantine. When their result returns negative, they can end their quarantine.
Starting December 1st, the British Virgin Islands will reopen its borders to international visitors. Tourists who plan on visiting the islands must first register at the BVI Gateway portal at least 48 hours prior to departure and receive a Traveller Authorization Certificate. Visitors are also required to present proof of a negative PCR test taken within five days of departure and medical insurance that includes coverage for Covid-19.
Authorities in Denmark have added Finland to its list of Covid-19 high-risk countries, after a surge of infections in the country in the past two weeks. As a result, Finnish residents can no longer enter Denmark, except if they are travelling for essential purposes.
Starting from Saturday, November 28, visitors coming from the Finnish regions of Central Finland, North Karelia, Pirkanmaa and Päijät-Häme will be quarantined for 10 days upon entering Norway. At the same time, the Norwegian authorities advise its citizens against travelling to these areas unless absolutely necessary.
Greece has been added to Slovakia’s “red list” of countries after a recent spike of Covid-19 infections. Starting November 26, all visitors coming from Greece will be asked to submit a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19 performed at least 72 hours before entry. They will also be advised to self-isolate for 10 days. At the same time, Ireland and Singapore have been excluded from the red list.
Since Monday, November 23, all travelers coming from Greece are required to present a negative Covid-19 certificate upon arrival in the Czech Republic. The test should be taken at least 72 hours prior to entry. If they cannot show a Covid-19 certificate, they must self-isolate for two weeks. All visitors are also required to fill out an arrival form.
Starting December 15, visitors coming from countries that are not in the UK’s “travel corridor list” will be given an option to either isolate for 14 days or get tested for Covid-19 after 5 days in isolation. If the test result turns out negative, they can immediately end isolation.
Starting December 10, international visitors who have already been recovered from the COVID-19 disease will be exempt from border restrictions when entering Iceland. They only need to show proof of prior infection upon their arrival in order to be allowed entry.
Starting Tuesday, November 24, all visitors flying into Hawaii will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before their departure. This comes after some travelers who arrived in Hawaii without their test results ended up testing positive. If the results are not available before boarding, the traveler will be required to quarantine on arrival.
The travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong has been delayed due to the recent spike of Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong. It was originally slated to start Sunday, Nov. 22. However, authorities announced a delay of at least two weeks to the air travel bubble.
The travel corridor list of the UK has been expanded once again, adding 10 more countries and islands to the list. The list now includes Israel, Jerusalem, Namibia, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Bonaire, St Eustatius, and Saba, Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands. All travelers coming from these areas must self isolate for 14 days upon their arrival in the UK.
International travelers will be allowed entry into Chile starting Monday, November 23, 2020. Visitors from all countries will be allowed to enter, provided that they submit a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken 72 hours before boarding. They are also required to have health insurance that can cover COVID-19 treatment. On the first two weeks of opening (until December 7), visitors coming from high-risk countries, including the United States, will be asked to go on a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the country.
Latvia and Lithuania were the most recent countries that have been added to Germany’s list of high-risk countries after the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported an increase of Covid-19 cases in these countries. Travelers coming from these countries will need to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival in Germany. Meanwhile, Iceland has been removed from the high-risk list.
The entry restrictions that Finnish authorities have imposed on travelers coming from Schengen Zone countries, the non-Schengen EU countries as well as the UK will last until December 13, 2020. Right now, Finland is only allowing visitors from a few third party countries and bans the entry of travelers from most of Europe due to the increased Covid-19 activity.
The land borders between the US and Canada could be extended until December 21st. Essential cross-border workers such as healthcare professionals and truck drivers are still permitted to cross.
Travelers arriving in Iceland will be offered free testing upon entry into the country from December 1 until January 31. This decision was made in a bid to replace quarantine rules with testing so that more international visitors can enter the country.
Foreign visitors coming from high-risk countries including the United States must go on a 14-day quarantine when entering Chile between November 23 and December 7, 2020. Only after December 7, 2020, will foreign visitors from high-risk countries be able to skip the 14-day quarantine.
Starting Monday, November 16, travelers from Denmark, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and the USA are required to present a negative result of a Covid-19 test that’s taken no longer than 48 hours upon their entry into Lithuania. This decision was made due to recent reports that the countries mentioned have discovered a mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 in minks, which is the same virus found in humans.
International air travel in Botswana is expected to resume on December 1, 2020 at Phillip Gaonwe Matante International Airport in Francistown. All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result of the COVID-19 PCR test taken 72-hours from departure. Visitors will also be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry, and symptomatic passengers could be put in isolation.
Authorities in Germany have updated their list of high-risk countries and regions. It now includes entire Canada and Sweden, as well as several regions in Europe. Starting Sunday, November 15, travelers coming from these high-risk areas will be asked to quarantine upon their arrival in Germany.
Greece is the most recent country that has been removed from the UK’s travel corridor list. After November 14, all travelers coming from Greece must go on a mandatory quarantine upon their arrival in the UK, unless they came from the regions of Crete, Corfu Rhodes, Kos, and Zakynthos.
The Faroe Islands and some regions in Finland have been removed from Norway’s list of high-risk areas. Starting November 14, visitors coming from these areas will no longer need to quarantine upon their arrival.
Starting November 23, visitors coming from high-risk countries will be asked to present a negative result of the Covid-19 test upon entry into Spain. The Covid-19 test must be taken at most 72 hours before their trip.
The José Martí International Airport in Havana will restart its commercial operations on November 15, 2020. Visitors from all countries are allowed entry, however, they will be tested for COVID-19 at the airport. They must quarantine at their hotel for a maximum of 24 hours while waiting for the test results. If the result is negative, they are free to enjoy their vacation.
The entry requirements for travelers coming from countries outside of the “travel corridors” list will be changed. Instead of the 14-day mandatory quarantine, visitors will only need to quarantine for a total of 7 days. Visitors will be tested for Covid-19 using the PCR test on their 5th day in isolation and wait for the result for 2 more days. The PCR test must be paid by the visitor, which costs around £80 to £150. These changes are expected to take effect on December 2.
All EU/EEA countries are now included in Cyprus’ list of “high-risk” countries. Travelers coming from these countries must choose between taking a PCR test or going on quarantine upon entering Cyprus. The negative results of the Coronavirus test should not be older than 72 hours.
Authorities in Chile have recently confirmed that they are finally opening their borders for tourism in December. They will allow visitors from all countries to enter but will be required to present proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival in Chile.
The air travel between Singapore and Hong Kong will start on November 22 and will initially start with one flight per day. Each flight will only have a maximum of 200 passengers each way. All passengers are required to present negative results of COVID-19 tests and will not be subject to quarantine or stay-home notice.
All visitors who plan on entering Germany will now be required to register digitally before they are allowed entry. The registration can be done on the website of Digital Entry Registration (DEA).
Officials will require all persons wishing to travel to Bermuda to apply for government authorization by completing a form online 1 to 3 days before their trip. Visitors are required to show proof of negative results for COVID-19 taken via the PCR test for the authorization to be granted. The test must be taken no more than seven days before departure.
Several parts of the UK, as well as Liechtenstein, Ireland, Slovakia, and Switzerland, were recently added to Lithuania’s list of high-risk countries. Starting November 9, visitors coming from these countries must go on quarantine upon arriving in the country.
Norwegian authorities have advised its citizens to avoid traveling to the Finnish regions of Östra Savolax, Lapland, and Länsi-Pohja due to the increasing Covid-19 activities in the area. Starting midnight of November 7, all visitors coming from these areas will be asked to quarantine for 10 days when entering Norway.
Due to the Covid-19 mink outbreak, all travel from Denmark to the United Kingdom has been banned starting Saturday, November 7. The only visitors who will be allowed to enter the UK from Denmark are British nationals, or residents, who are returning to the country. However, they need to self-isolate along with all other members of their household for at least two weeks from arrival.
Starting Wednesday, November 11, all passengers entering Greece, regardless of which country they came from, will be required to submit proof of a negative PCR test that’s taken no longer than 72 hours before departure.
Starting November 1, 2020, the classification of U.S. “hot spot” states are no longer in effect when entering Aruba. Still, visitors from all US states must complete a digital Embarkation-Disembarkation Card (ED card) and purchase the mandatory COVID-19 health insurance before travel. As part of the online Embarkation/ Disembarkation card process, they will now have the option to take a PCR test upon arrival at the airport and the option to provide a certified negative test result prior to travel to Aruba.
Estonia and Norway have been added to Denmark’s list of high-risk countries. Visitors coming from these countries can only enter Denmark for essential purposes. Meanwhile, the Vatican City state has been removed from the high-risk list, which means travelers from the Vatican will be permitted entry into Denmark as tourists.
Finnish authorities will allow travelers from Singapore to enter as tourists starting November 9. Aside from Singapore, the other third-countries whose residents can enter Finland as tourists are Australia, Japan, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand, and Uruguay.
Citizens of Lithuania can now travel freely to Sweden without the need to undergo quarantine. This decision was made after Swedish authorities decided to lift the ban against non-essential travel to Lithuania due to the improvement of the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Starting November 6, Singapore will allow the entry of short-term visitors from mainland China. If they test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival, they don’t need to serve 14-day isolation. Before flying to Singapore, they must first apply for an Air Travel Pass at least 7 days before their intended date of arrival.
Authorities in Botswana have started accepting private charter flights into the country’s resort towns. Since November 1, private charter flights have been allowed to land at the country’s two ports of entry, Maun and Kasane International Airports.
Tourists who plan on visiting the British Virgin Islands once it reopens its borders on December 1 must first register at the BVI Gateway portal at least 48 hours prior to departure and receive a Traveller Authorization Certificate. Visitors are also required to present proof of a negative PCR test taken within five days of departure and medical insurance that includes coverage for Covid-19.
Trekking and mountaineering activities have already resumed in Nepal. Foreign visitors intending to trek must first get prior approval and provide details of their itinerary. They will also be required to hire a local outfitting company and have health insurance that will cover treatment for Covid-19. Before leaving for their trek, they must first quarantine in a hotel for seven days. They will also be tested at the start and end of their quarantine.
Starting November 8, the quarantine period for travelers from high-risk countries who will be entering Germany will be shortened. Instead of the usual 14 days, they will only need to quarantine for 10 days.
All visitors entering the state of New York will be required to present a negative result of the Covid-19 test that’s taken within three days of departure. Upon arrival in New York, the visitor must quarantine for three days. On the fourth day, the visitor will undergo another Covid-19 test, and only if the result is negative will the visitor be allowed to end quarantine.
Authorities in Lithuania have added more countries to its “red list” of countries. Starting November 2, visitors from Estonia, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Sweden, as well as those coming from Denmark’s Hovedstaden and Nordjylland regions must go on mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the country.
Residents of Tunisia, Georgia, and Canada are no longer allowed to enter Spain as tourists. This is in response to the recommendation of the EU Council to remove the three countries from the list of epidemiologically safe countries.
Visitors from the US states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida can now enter Curacao as tourists. A negative Covid-19 PCR test that’s taken at least 72 hours must be presented upon entry. Visitors from all other states can enter, but they must go on a mandatory quarantine upon arrival and request a permit for entrance before flying into Curacao.
Starting November 14, all visitors entering The Bahamas will be required to get the COVID Health Insurance coverage when applying for their Bahamas Health Visa. This insurance will cover them for the duration of their stay on the island in the event that they become ill with COVID-19. The cost of the required COVID Health Insurance is included in the Bahamas Health Visa, which must be paid prior to travel.
Residents of Singapore can once again enter Germany without the need to go on a mandatory quarantine on arrival. Authorities of both countries are also discussing plans to establish a reciprocal green lane that will open direct flights between the two countries soon.
Despite going into a second lockdown, the borders of France remain open to travelers from EU/EEA countries. However, all visitors will now be required to submit a negative Covid-19 test result taken in the past 72 hours.
The borders of Norway will remain closed to third-country citizens until at least June 2021. For now, authorities will only allow the entry of those who are traveling for essential purposes and to visit family members. Travelers from the EU/EEA/Schengen area are allowed entry, but mandatory quarantine is required for those who came from high-risk countries.
The borders of Uruguay might remain closed to tourists until 2021. Although the country has been successful in containing the virus, authorities do not want to take chances because of the increasing risk of the virus worldwide.
Cyprus and Lithuania have been removed from the UK's “green list” of countries. Starting November 1, all travelers coming from these two countries must go into quarantine on arrival.
The borders of St. Kitts & Nevis have already reopened for tourism, allowing visitors from all countries to enter. All visitors are required to submit a negative PCR test taken in the past 72 hours. Those who came from countries outside of the “CARICOM bubble” must stay within their hotel premises for the first 7 days. They will be tested for Covid-19 on their 7th day, and if it returns negative, they are free to book tours and visit select tourist destinations.
Authorities in Germany have categorized some regions in the EU as high risk. Starting November 1st, travelers coming from the following regions must go on quarantine for 14 days: Nordjylland region in Denmark, West Macedonia in Greece, Latgale, Riga and Vidzeme in Latvia, Klaipéda, Marijanpolé, Telšiai and Vilnius in Lithuania, Centro region in Portugal, Dalarna, Halland, Kronoberg, Skåne, Västmanland and Västra Götaland in Sweden.
Residents of Georgia, Canada, and Tunisia, are no longer permitted to enter Sweden except for those who are moving to live in the country, persons who are working in critical jobs, and those who need to travel for emergency cases.
On November 6, travelers from mainland China can enter Singapore for leisure travel. Authorities will also allow the entry of visitors from Australia’s Victoria state on the same day. Travelers can enter without quarantine, however, they will be asked to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival.
The Swiss authorities categorized the following countries as high-risk - Andorra, Armenia, Belgium, and the Czech Republic, as well as the following French territories - the Hauts-de-France region, Île de France region, and French Polynesia. Starting Oct. 29, travelers coming from these areas will have to go into quarantine upon arrival in Switzerland.
Starting October 30, 2020, residents of Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Uruguay can enter Argentina for tourism purposes. There's no mandatory quarantine needed, for as long as they can provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of entry. All visitors must also sign an affidavit declaring they are Covid-free and agree to a health screening including temperature checks.
Starting Oct. 29, authorities in Belarus will close the country's land borders with Poland, Ukraine, Latvia, and Lithuania, as part of its measures to combat the spread of coronavirus disease. The only land border that will remain open is the nation's border with Russia. Visitors can still enter the country by air, through the Minsk National Airport, the country's main international airport.
According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, medical insurance with at least US$100,000 coverage is now a compulsory requirement for all foreign visitors wishing to enter Thailand. At present, Thailand is only accepting tourists under the Special Tourist Visa (STV) scheme.
Authorities in Dubai have changed the COVID‑19 PCR test requirements for some arriving passengers. Starting October 26, tourists coming from the UK and Germany will have the option to take a COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival. They have also required some travelers that came from certain destinations to undergo a mandatory two-test rule.
Starting October 31, 2020, visitors coming from Canada will no longer be allowed entry into Portugal except if they are visiting for essential reasons.
Beginning November, Jamaican authorities will require all foreign visitors to purchase the “Jamaica Cares,” travel insurance plan that will provide visitors with emergency medical and crisis response services in partnership with emergency services firm Global Rescue. This will cost $40 per person and will cover services including “case management, transport logistics, field rescue, evacuation and repatriation for medical emergencies including COVID-19.
Authorities in Lithuania have re-categorized Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Latvia, and Estonia under “yellow countries”. Starting Monday, October 26, citizens coming from these countries will no longer need to undergo quarantine or testing procedures upon entry into Lithuania.
Authorities in Norway have categorized the entire country of Sweden as “red” or high-risk and advises its citizens against non-essential travels to the country. In line with this, all visitors coming from Sweden must undergo a 10-day mandatory quarantine upon entry into Norway.
The national government of Argentina plans to reopen the country’s borders to tourists coming from its neighboring countries this summer. It was not specified on what specific date the reopening of borders will take place but the summer vacation season in Argentina will usually start around mid-December.
Starting Tuesday, October 27, travelers from Canada are no longer allowed entry into Germany, except for urgent or essential reasons.
Authorities in Denmark have categorized Canada, Georgia, and Tunisia as “high-risk” countries. Travelers coming from these countries are no longer allowed entry into Denmark unless for essential purposes.
Travelers from all countries can enter Costa Rica starting November 1st. Although not necessary, authorities recommend visitors to present a negative covid-19 test. They should also have travel insurance that could cover eventualities caused by the virus, such as medical expenses and the possible extension of stay in the country.
On October 22, the Czech Republic has once again closed its borders for tourism after a significant increase of Covid-19 cases. The ban on tourism entry will remain until at least November 3, where it will be reviewed again for possible extension. For now, only essential travelers will be permitted entry.
Authorities in Denmark have categorized Cyprus, Latvia, and Germany (with the exception of Schleswig-Holstein) as “high-risk”. Starting October 24, travelers coming from these countries will only be allowed entry into Denmark for essential purposes. Danish citizens and residents are also discouraged from visiting these high-risk countries unless absolutely necessary.
The Maldives, Canary Islands, Denmark, and the Greek island of Mykonos have recently been added to the UK government’s travel corridors list. Starting Sunday, October 25, travelers coming from these countries will NO longer need to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine on arrival.
Authorities in Costa Rica have eased the entry requirements for foreign tourists. Starting October 26, visitors arriving in Costa Rica will no longer be required to submit a negative result of a PCR Covid-19 test. Visitors are still required to fill out an electronic Health Pass before travel and ensure that they have the right travel insurance.
Authorities in Belize have now allowed visitors to move about freely. However, it is recommended that they remain within the “Tourism Safe Corridor”, such as the Gold Standard certified tourism sites and attractions, restaurants, tour operators, and gift shops.
On Oct. 31, 2020, the Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis will reopen its borders to international visitors. The country will implement a phased reopening plan that will allow citizens, permanent residents, and tourists, including Americans, to travel to the islands. All visitors will be subject to restrictions and protocols, such as submitting a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of travel.
On Oct. 21, Thailand has reopened its borders to tourism, but with very limited foreign tourists' entry and inbound flights, using the special tourist visas, allowing international visitors to stay in the country for more than 200 days. Visitors must adhere to strict health protocols, such as COVID-19 testing upon arrival and an initial 14-day quarantine. They are also required to have health insurance coverage of at least US$100,000.
Authorities in South Africa have significantly reduced their list of “high risk” countries from 60 to only 22. However, the list still includes the United States, UK, Canada, and some European countries. Travelers from high-risk countries can only enter South Africa for essential reasons. All visitors, regardless of the country they came from, must submit a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours from the time of departure.
Authorities in the US have extended the land border closure with Mexico and Canada to all non-essential travels through at least Nov. 21, as part of their ongoing efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus disease.
Starting October 16, all travelers coming from Italy, Liechtenstein, and Bulgaria must go on a mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Lithuania. These countries have been added to their list of COVID-19 high-risk countries.
Authorities in Norway have categorized several regions in Finland as “high-risk". These include Central Häme, Southwest Finland, Lapland, Länsi-Pohja, Central Ostrobothnia, and Southern Ostrobothnia. All travelers from these areas will be quarantined for ten days upon arrival in Norway.
Starting Monday, October 19, citizens of Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland can now enter Estonia with no need to quarantine. However, they must present a negative result of Covid-19 test taken no longer than 48 hours upon arrival.
The testing timeframe for the required Covid-19 test certificate that must be submitted when entering the Maldives has been lengthened. Instead of the usual 72 hours, visitors to the Maldives can now submit a Covid-19 test result that’s issued within the past 96 hours prior to arrival in the country.
Authorities in both Taiwan and Palau are discussing plans to form a “travel bubble” between the two countries. Such a "travel bubble" will only be open to group tours, and individual travelers will not be allowed. All visitors must present negative PCR test results before they would be allowed to join the travel group. After Palau, Taiwan plans to pursue travel bubble plans with Australia and New Zealand.
As per the recommendation of the Robert Koch Institute, authorities in Germany have added several regions and areas in Europe to its list of high-risk areas. The entire country of France, French Martinique, Malta, Netherlands, and Slovakia were also added to the list. Travelers coming from these areas must go on quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Germany.
Starting October 17 at midnight, citizens of Bulgaria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Poland, San Marino, and the Vatican can only enter Denmark for essential purposes. They will be required to present a valid purpose of entry at Denmark’s port of entries.
On October 15, Hawaii reopened its borders to U.S. travelers. State authorities have launched a pre-travel testing program, requiring all visitors to take a Covid-19 PCR test from an approved testing partner no more than 72 hours before departure. All incoming travelers must also pass thermal temperature checks and facial-imaging technology upon arrival.
Citizens of New Zealand are now allowed to enter Australia with no need to quarantine for as long as they have not been to a Covid-19 hotspot in the past 14 days. However, they can only visit the state of New South Wales and the Northern Territory at the moment. Australians are not yet allowed to enter New Zealand.
Authorities in the UK removed Italy, San Marino, and the Vatican from its travel corridor list. Starting October 15, travelers coming from these countries will have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.
Authorities in Cape Verde announced the resumption of commercial international air and maritime travel on Oct. 12. Travelers entering Cape Verde must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate taken at least 72 hours before travel. They must also complete an online health surveillance form and an airport security tax form.
Authorities in both Singapore and Hong Kong are discussing plans for a “Covid-19 Travel Bubble” between the two countries. This agreement will allow visitors from both countries to visit each other’s country without the need to go on quarantine. Tourists will be allowed to enter, but group tours are banned since it goes against the social distancing rules. It was not revealed when this will take place, but full details will be announced soon.
Authorities in Curaçao has announced a plan to allow the entry of visitors from the US in November but only if they came from the following U.S. states - New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. To be allowed entry, visitors from these states must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel.
Visitors arriving from the CARICOM countries will now be required to present a negative PCR test result prior to arrival in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Travelers may be tested again upon arrival and may be required to quarantine for up to three days while they await the results. Travelers from Barbados are exempt from the restrictions, however, they may be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
The government of Guyana has announced the reopening of the country’s airport for international commercial flights on October 12, 2020. Visitors are required to wear masks during flight and must have a negative result of the Covid-19 PCR test. If the test was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, the passenger will be allowed to freely leave the airport. However, if the test was taken in the past seven days prior to travel, they will be asked to take another test on arrival, which they need to pay for.
On October 12, 2020, the borders of Panama have reopened to all travelers including international tourists. Arriving passengers will be asked to undergo health screenings at all airports. All travelers must also present a negative PCR test or antigen test taken within 48 hours before arrival. Those who cannot present a negative test result will be subjected to testing at the airport. If the test is negative, no quarantine is needed.
An air corridor will soon be opened between London and New York. Authorities in both the UK and the USA are discussing the possibility of allowing air travel between the two major cities with no restrictions in order to facilitate the movement of people during the holidays. The plan could be implemented by Thanksgiving so people could easily reunite with their loved ones. Although quarantine requirements will be lifted for Americans entering the UK once this plan will be rolled out, all travelers will be tested for Covid-19 before their flight and again upon arrival.
Authorities in Nepal will allow trekking and mountaineering activities to resume on October 17, 2020. Foreign tourists who will take part in these activities must first quarantine in a hotel for seven days before leaving for their trek or climb. They will also be tested for Covid-19 at the start and end of the quarantine period.
The Foreign Ministry of Thailand has announced that the new Special Tourist visa will only be available to tourists from countries deemed to be at ‘low risk’ from Covid-19. They have not released a list of low-risk countries yet, but it is understood that this list will include China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong.
Authorities in Finland have reimposed travel restrictions for visitors coming from Liechtenstein, Latvia and Cyprus. Starting Monday, October 12, visitors from these countries will only be allowed entry for essential purposes.
Starting October 10, travelers coming from Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Latvia, and some parts of Sweden and Finland will be required to go on a mandatory 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Norway. These areas have been added to Norway’s list of “high-risk” areas after the surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases.
The reopening of Brazil’s land and sea borders have been extended until at least Nov. 1. For now, the only way for tourists to enter Brazil is through international air travel.
Authorities in Denmark have classified several regions in Sweden as “high-risk” due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases in these regions. These regions are Stockholm, Halland, Blekinge, Jämtland Härjedalen, Kronoberg, Uppsala, Västmanland, and Örebro. Travelers coming from these regions can no longer enter Denmark as tourists. If entering for essential purposes, a mandatory quarantine will be required.
Authorities in Germany have decided to reinstate the entry ban for travelers coming from Georgia and Tunisia since both countries have been listed again as coronavirus high-risk areas. Travelers coming from these countries will not be allowed to enter Germany unless their visit is absolutely necessary.
On October 2, Sweden has been removed on the entry ban of Malta. This means that citizens of Sweden can now enter Malta with no mandatory testing or quarantine.
Swiss officials have updated its list of high-risk countries and territories. Starting October 12, travelers coming from the following countries and regions must isolate for 10 days on arrival: Austria (Land Burgenland, Land Salzburg), Canada, Georgia, Germany (Land Berlin, and Land Hamburg) Italy (Region Campania, Region Sardinia, Region Veneto),Iran, Jordan, Russia, Slovakia, and Tunisia.
Authorities in the UK have removed several Greek islands from its quarantine list due to decreased Covid-19 cases in these areas. Starting October 10, travelers coming from the islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Santorini, and Zakynthos will no longer need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.
Authorities in Italy have added the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Belgium to its list of high-risk countries. Travelers coming from these countries will now be required to submit a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours prior to arrival.
Lithuania has been removed from the “safe-countries list” of Cyprus. Starting October 9, travelers coming from Lithuania must present a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before arrival. Meanwhile, Belgium, Slovakia, and Georgia were downgraded to “Category C”, which means travelers from these countries must go on a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Cyprus.
Travelers from Vietnam and Australia will be allowed entry into Singapore starting today, October 8, 2020. Visitors from these countries must first apply for an Air Travel Pass and must undergo a PCR test upon arrival. They can only go about their activities after they get a negative test result. All visitors are also required to use the TraceTogether app for the duration of their stay in the country.
Authorities in North Macedonia reached an agreement with Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Bosnia to remove all border restrictions. Based on the principle of reciprocity, a negative Covid-19 test result will no longer be required for the citizens of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Bosnia when entering North Macedonia. This decision will take effect on Oct 12.
The island of Nosy Be in Madagascar has reopened for international travel on October 1st. All arriving passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test upon entry and undergo health screening procedures. A return air ticket must also be presented. While in Nosy Be, visitors are not allowed to travel in other parts of Madagascar.
Authorities in Guyana announced that the reopening of the country’s borders to international traffic will take place on October 12. Airport operations will be resumed with its own COVID-19 guidelines and measures which includes testing of all persons entering Guyana.
Starting November 1, Costa Rica will allow the entry of tourists coming from all states in the US. Currently, Costa Rica is only allowing travelers from a few US states. All travelers will be required to have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure and complete a health form beforehand. Travelers must also have insurance to cover up to $50,000 in medical costs should a traveler become sick while on their trip.
Starting October 3rd, passengers traveling to Greece by air from Poland will be required to submit a negative Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours before their arrival. Furthermore, the suspension of flights between Greece and Turkey will be extended until Oct. 12.
Authorities in Lithuania will no longer require travelers from high-risk areas to submit a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure starting Oct. 2. However, they are still required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, which can be reduced to 10 days if a test taken after 8 days of self-isolation will turn out negative.
Varadero, a famous beach resort in Cuba, will reopen for tourism on October 15. Cuba has since reopened to tourists on July 1st but is reopening in phases, and Varadero will be the latest area that Cuban authorities will reopen. Tourists arriving in Cuba will be tested at the airport. After the test is taken, the traveler will quarantine at their hotel for a maximum of 24 hours until the results are available.
On October 12, 2020, Panama will reopen its borders to international visitors from all countries. All incoming travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test on arrival taken no more than 48 hours. If the test was taken more than 48 hours from arrival, passengers will be asked to take a rapid test at the airport and will pay for the cost of such test.
On October 5, Kazakhstan toughens COVID-19 travel restrictions and suspended the resumption of flights with several other countries. In addition, starting October 6, authorities will prohibit the entry of foreigners without a negative Covid-19 certificate taken within 72 hours of travel. This rule does not apply to citizens of Kazakhstan, members of official delegations of foreign states, and international organizations.
Starting November 1st, Bahamas will remove the mandatory quarantine that authorities have imposed on all arriving passengers, including foreign tourists. However, the new protocols will require passengers to obtain a Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than seven days prior to their travel date.
On October 16, citizens of New Zealand will be allowed to enter Australia under the trans-Tasman travel bubble agreement. However, the first phase will only allow them to visit New South Wales and the Northern Territory. More areas will be opened at a later stage. No quarantine is needed for as long as they came from coronavirus-free areas in the past 14 days.
Authorities in Germany have categorized several areas in Europe as high-risk. Travelers from these areas will not be allowed to enter Germany as tourists and they can cancel their bookings free of charge. These areas include Belgium and Iceland, as well as some areas of the UK such as Wales and Northern Ireland. French regions Pays de la Loire and Burgundy are also considered high-risk, along with the various regions of Lithuania, Estonia, Ireland, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Romania.
Starting October 3, travelers coming from Slovakia and San Marino can no longer enter Denmark for non-essential travels due to the high rate of coronavirus infection from these countries. If entering for essential purposes, they will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival
The border closure of Hungary will be extended for another month due to a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country. Only travelers coming from the Visegrád Group (Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) are allowed to enter but they must present a negative COVID-19 test result.
Starting October 5, travelers from Lithuania, Poland, and San Marino will no longer be allowed to enter Finland except for essential reasons. The decision was made after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in these three European countries.
Starting October 3, the Blekinge and Södermanland regions of Sweden and Finland’s Uusimaa region will be placed under Norway’s “red” list of countries. This means that travelers coming from these areas will have to undergo a 10-day mandatory quarantine on arrival.
Starting October 3, travelers arriving from Turkey, Poland, and the Caribbean islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius, and Saba will need to quarantine for 14 days. Authorities have also increased the fines for travelers who fail to isolate, from £3,200 to £10,000.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has confirmed that the Special Tourist Visa (STV) scheme will be rolled out this month. During the initial stage of Thailand’s reopening to tourism, the first flight carrying 120 tourists from China will arrive on Oct. 8.
Residents of the US state of California can now enter Costa Rica as tourists. To be allowed entry, they must provide a driver’s license or a state I.D. as proof that they live in California. They also need to submit a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
Commercial international flights are set to resume on October 12 in Argentina. It’s not yet clear if authorities will allow the entry of foreign tourists once the country resumes flight operations.
The Tourism Authority of the St. Kitts and Nevis has once again postponed its tourism reopening. As per the latest update, the dual-island nation will welcome visitors to its shores beginning October 31, 2020.
The borders of Mauritius has officially reopened for tourism. All passengers are required to submit a negative PCR test taken no more than 7 days. They are also required to show proof of travel package purchase that includes accommodation at a designated hotel for the mandatory 14-day in-room quarantine. All visitors will also be tested on arrival and after 7 days and 14 days of their stay on the island. If the test returns positive, the visitor will be transferred to a medical institution for treatment.
The borders of South Africa has already reopened for tourism. All travelers will be required to submit a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours from the time of departure. Travelers from high-risk countries or those countries with significantly higher numbers of infections and deaths than South Africa will not be permitted entry for leisure travel.
Has reopened its borders for international travelers but foreign visitors will require prior approval before being allowed entry into the country. All visitors must pre-book a COVID PCR test to be undertaken at the airport on arrival. If the test results are negative, those visiting for less than seven days can continue their stay in the Sultanate normally, but those staying for 8 days or more must quarantine for two weeks regardless of the test result.
Has already reopened its borders for International visitors. All foreign tourists must download the Belize Health App and fill out the required information. They are also required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s taken within 72 hours before boarding. The Government of Belize does not currently have any travel bans in place for any country, which means visitors from all countries can visit.
Authorities of the Cayman Islands will not yet allow the entry of foreign tourists when it reopens on October 1st. Only homeowners, students and those with close family ties to residents can enter during the first phase of border reopening. Tourists are expected to be allowed to visit the islands in phase two, however, no date has been set yet.
The borders of Zimbabwe have already reopened to tourists. All travelers will need to present an official certificate proving that they tested negative for Covid-19. The test must be taken within 48 hours of departure. Visitors that do not fulfill the PCR test requirement will be subject to quarantine for 14-21 days.
The airport and land borders of Uganda have already reopened to tourists. Any passenger arriving into the country must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory of its country of origin. The test must be conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled departure
On October 8, Singapore will allow the entry of visitors from Australia, excluding those coming from the state of Victoria. It will also permit the entry of travelers from Vietnam on the same day.
Officials in Saint Lucia would now require all travelers outside of the designated “Caribbean Bubble Countries” to provide proof of an accommodation reservation in a government-approved facility for the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine period. All travelers must also submit a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 7 days from arrival. Travelers coming from the “Caribbean Bubble” countries are exempted from the mandatory quarantine, but they must provide a negative Covid-19 test result.
On September 24, the UAE authorities have started allowing tourists to visit Abu Dhabi and the northern emirates. Each of the emirates has different policies for inbound and outbound passengers. Arrivals into Abu Dhabi will be required to undergo a PCR test and will be given a tracking wristband that they must wear for their entire 14-day quarantine.
All travelers to Oman will require prior approval once the country reopens its borders on October 1st. Only Omani citizens and residents with valid residency permits are allowed to enter without the need to request for approval.
Citizens of New Zealand can begin traveling to Australia with no need to quarantine by November, with Sydney likely to be the first area to reopen to Kiwi travelers. On the other hand, Australians may be able to travel to New Zealand with no quarantine requirements in January or February.
Canadian authorities have once again extended travel restrictions to foreign travelers as cases of Covid-19 infections continue to rise in the country. According to the latest update, coronavirus travel restrictions could be extended until October 31st.
Austria, Hungary, and Croatia were added in Slovenia’s list of COVID-19 high-risk countries, while Poland and Serbia have been put on the list of safe countries. Travelers from high-risk countries must quarantine for 10 days and take a COVID-19 test while travelers from the safe list can enter with no mandatory quarantine or test requirement.
Travelers coming from San Marino and Kosovo are no longer required to self-isolate when entering Switzerland starting September 28. Several areas have also been added to Switzerland’s red list, which means visitors from these areas must isolate for 10 days. These include Belgium, Hungary, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovenia, Portugal, and the UK. The region of Brittany in France, Upper and Lower Austria, and Liguria in Italy were also added on the red list.
On December 1st, the British Virgin Islands will officially reopen its borders for international tourism. Authorities have not yet announced specific health and safety protocols for the entry of visitors, although these will likely be revealed soon.
Authorities in Barbados have tightened the travel protocols for visitors. Visitors from medium and high-risk countries, including the US, UK, France, and the Netherlands must submit a negative Covid-19 test taken 3 days before arrival. During the first two days, they must only stay in their hotel. After 2 - 3 days, they will undergo another test. If they tested negative, they are free to go out of their hotel and explore. These new protocols will take effect on Oct. 1st.
International air travel will resume from October 5 between Peru and Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and the United States. Authorities stated that the first visitors that will be permitted entry are those traveling for business or professional reasons. It’s not yet clear if tourists will be allowed entry once Peru reopens its borders.
After closing its borders on August 29, Ukraine will once again reopen for non-essential travels on September 28. The same rules of entry will apply for arriving tourists. Visitors coming from “Green” zones can enter with no restrictions, while those from “Red” zones will have to quarantine for 14-days, with the option to take PCR testing to end their quarantine early.
Luxembourg is once again classified as a high-risk country in Germany due to the increase in new Covid-19 cases in the country. This means that travelers coming from Luxembourg can only cross the border to Germany for essential purpose, provided they have a negative Covid-19 test taken not more than 48 hours.
Authorities in Finland have tightened travel restrictions for residents of some countries outside of the EU. Starting Sept. 28, travelers from Canada, Georgia, and Tunisia can no longer enter Finland, except for work-related travel and other types of essential travels.
Starting Sept 25, authorities in Israel will restrict departing flights amid the country’s ongoing nationwide lockdown. Transportation minister says passengers may still take flights out of the country if they booked their tickets before the start of the lockdown.
Authorities in Denmark have added Slovenia, Iceland, Ireland, and the UK to their list of "banned" countries. Starting Sept. 26, travellers from these countries are no longer permitted to enter Denmark for non-essential travels.
Authorities in Myanmar have extended international flights suspension until October 31, which means that the country’s reopening plans for October 1st have been postponed. The decision was made in order to control the increasing COVID-19 cases in the country.
Effective Sept. 26, Iceland and Lithuania, as well as the Vasterbotten region in Sweden and the Finnish regions of Central Finland (Keski-Suomi) and Paijanne-Hame, will be classified as high-risk areas. Travelers coming from these areas will be required to self-isolate for 10 days upon entry to Norway.
Starting September 28, entry into Finland from Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Poland, San Marino and the Vatican will NOT be restricted. However, travel restrictions will be put in place for traffic between Finland and Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, except for essential reasons.
Authorities in England and Scotland have added Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland, and Curacao to its Quarantine List. Starting Sept. 26, travelers arriving from these countries will need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.
Authorities in Saudi Arabia suspended air travel with India, Brazil, and Argentina from Sept. 23 due to increased COVID-19 activity in those countries. Passengers who have traveled to those countries in the past 14 days prior to their arrival in the KSA will be barred from entry. The measure excludes travelers with official government invitations.
The quarantine requirements for foreign tourists may be shortened in November if the first batch of inbound tourists in October is clear of Covid-19 infections. This applies to tourists visiting under the special tourist visa (STV) that will allow visitors to stay in Thailand for up to six months.
Authorities in Belgium no longer ban the entry of visitors from the “Red Zone areas” within the EU and Schengen Area countries and some third party countries. However, travelers coming from these areas must take a COVID-19 test on arrival and self-quarantine for seven days. They will take a second test on the fifth day of their quarantine. If the test returns positive, then the self-quarantine period is extended by another seven days. But if it’s negative, the traveler can end quarantine.
Authorities in South Africa will adopt a risk-based system in selecting which countries’ travellers will be allowed into the country once it reopens in October. They are still in the process of assessing which countries would be allowed and which would be placed on a high-risk list, based on the current coronavirus situation.
Land and air borders, including the Entebbe International Airport (EBB), will reopen Oct. 1st. On arrival, visitors are required to provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Tour operators and local partners must ensure that passengers proceed directly to their accommodation and limit interaction with Ugandans. There will be no requirement to quarantine.
Authorities in Cyprus have narrowed down their COVID-19 safe-countries list (Category A). The only countries that are now in the list are Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Thailand. Starting Sept 24, only visitors from these countries can enter Cyprus with no restrictions. Canada and Norway were moved to Category B, which means visitors from these countries have to show a negative result of PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours before their arrival.
Starting Sept. 22, persons arriving from the following regions in France will undergo mandatory COVID-19 tests upon entry into Italy - Ile-de-France (including Paris), Auvergne-Rhone Alpes, Corsica, Hauts-de-France, Nouvelle-Acquitaine and Occitanie, and Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur regions.
Scheduled commercial flights between Kyrgyzstan and Russia have resumed as of Sept. 21. Travelers arriving from Russia can enter with no mandatory test or quarantine. On the other hand, Kyrgyz citizens traveling to Russia must produce proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 using a PCR test taken no more than 3 days prior to arrival.
Starting October 1, travelers arriving from Austria, China, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand will be permitted entry into Uzbekistan without restrictions. Arrivals who have visited any other countries in the previous 14 days must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the past 72 hours and self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.
Starting September 15, the time frame for the required Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test has been extended from 72 hours to 120 hours. Aside from the negative PCR test, all visitors to Sint Maarten must complete an online health declaration form and obtain a health insurance coverage.
After closing for a month due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, the US Virgin Islands have once again reopened its borders for tourism. All visitors must register at the USVI Travel Screening Portal and submit a negative Covid-19 test result. Upon arrival, all visitors are required to present the travel certification received from the portal, along with the original copy of the Covid-19 test result.
Travelers arriving into Abu Dhabi will be required to go on quarantine for 14 days and must wear an electronic tracking bracelet. This measure does not apply to Dubai and other emirates. If the traveler arrives in one of the UAE's other emirates but would want to visit Abu Dhabi, the 14-day quarantine requirement still applies.
Canadian and US authorities have agreed to extend the ban on nonessential ground travel across the two nations' shared borders through at least Oct. 21 as part of their efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus disease. The measure does not affect trade or essential business travel.
Authorities in Norway have updated their list of high-risk countries. Starting Sept. 18, the Savo region of Finland, and the Zealand and Jutland regions of Denmark are now classified as high-risk. Estonia has also been added to this category. Travelers from areas that are deemed high-risk are required to self-isolate for 10 days upon their arrival.
Authorities in Slovakia have removed the Czech Republic from its list of safe countries, due to its recent spike of Covid-19 cases. Meanwhile, Bulgaria, Sweden, and Canada were added to the list, which means travelers from these countries can now enter Slovakia with no restrictions.
Authorities in Germany have considered Vienna as a high-risk area, after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Austria’s capital city. Travellers arriving in Germany from Vienna must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test or undergo a free test on arrival.
Effective Sept. 19, authorities in England will require international travelers from mainland Slovenia and Guadeloupe to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival due to the increasing COVID-19 activity in those countries. On the same day, travelers arriving from Singapore and Thailand will no longer be required to self-isolate upon arrival.
Beginning Sept. 19, international flights with the US, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Guatemala will be restarted. However, these flights will only be accessible in specific airports. Travelers must wear a protective face covering at all times. In addition, international travelers entering Colombia must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than four days prior to the travel date.
Authorities in Denmark will tighten COVID-19 related entry restrictions for travelers from several countries beginning Sept. 19. Travelers from Austria, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, and Portugal will no longer be allowed to enter the country, except for essential purposes, such as work, study, or family reasons.
From Sept. 21, only travelers from Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland will be allowed entry into the country without having to self-isolate upon arrival. All other travelers, including Irish citizens returning from other locations, must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Authorities in Guatemala will reopen the country's land, air, and sea ports of entry to passenger traffic from Sept. 18. All persons entering Guatemala must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to no more than 72 hours before entry, or must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Officials in El Salvador will reopen the country's airports to all international travelers from Sept. 19. Commercial passenger flights will resume gradually, with authorities intending to operate at full capacity from early October. To be permitted entry, all passengers must present proof of a negative COVID test, taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
Starting October 1st, residents from the US state of California will be allowed to enter the country. All US travelers are required to complete an online health declaration form prior to arrival and provide proof of purchased health insurance and accommodation in case of quarantine. A negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival is also required.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia have reduced the self-isolation requirement to only 10 days. Starting Sept. 17, travelers arriving from high-risk countries will have to isolate for only 10 days instead of 14.
As of Sept. 15, authorities in the Dominican Republic have relaxed entry requirements for all travelers arriving by air. Arriving passengers are no longer required to present a negative PCR test. However, travelers may be randomly selected for rapid testing upon arrival at the airport. Persons testing positive will be required to enter quarantine.
Will officially reopen its borders for tourism on October 1, 2020. The plan is to gradually and cautiously ease the restrictions on international travel. It’s not yet clear if they are allowing visitors from all countries or from select countries only. There’s no mandatory quarantine, however, visitors will be required to submit a negative result of the Covid-19 PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure.
Thai authorities will be introducing a special long-stay tourist visa that will allow foreign visitors to stay in the country for 90 days. Applicants must book a hotel or any private accommodation where they will stay for the entire 90-day duration, including their 14-day quarantine. No details have been released yet on which countries are eligible for this visa.
Hawaii plans to provide a new option to travelers starting October 15th. It will allow travelers to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken at most 72 hours prior to arrival and the need for a 14-day quarantine will no longer be required. The option to quarantine for 14 days without needing a test will still remain.
Officials in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines would require persons arriving from the US, including those who transited through another country, to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the last 7 days and to test negative again on arrival. They will also be required to quarantine at an approved hotel for at least 5 days and proof of the pre-paid hotel reservation must be provided upon arrival. This measure also applies to all passengers arriving from other "high-risk" countries, including Guyana, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Travelers arriving by air from any of the "Caribbean Bubble" locations are exempt from COVID-19 test entry requirements. Regardless, all travelers must submit a Pre-Arrival Travel Registration Form and provide all contact and travel history information.
On Sept 15, Vietnam has reopened its borders for international visitors. However, they will only allow foreign experts, investors, managers, skilled workers, and resident diplomats at the moment. Foreign tourists remain barred from boarding inbound flights and visiting Vietnam.
Authorities have announced a phased reopening of Mauritian borders for international travel in October. Mauritian nationals, residents, and holders of work/occupational permits will be given priority for travel. The next phase will be the complete reopening of the borders, which will allow the entry of tourists. However, the decision will be based on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As of Sept. 15, International and domestic commercial flights have resumed in Nigeria. Flights will only be operating through Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) in Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (ABV) in Abuja. Travelers must present proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 taken up to 96 hours prior to arrival. All visitors must self-quarantine for at least 7 days in the city of their arrival regardless of negative test status.
Passengers of flights from Bulgaria, Romania, UAE, Malta, Belgium, Spain, Albania, North Macedonia and Hungary (as of September 16, 2020 until September 30, 2020) to Greece will be required to have a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to Greece.
Beginning Sept. 14, Slovenia will reduce the quarantine duration of some arriving passengers. Instead of 14 days, travelers arriving from countries designated as “medium risk” and “high-risk” will be required to self-isolate for only 10 days.
Northern Cyprus continues to extend International flights suspension until Sept. 16 due to lack of COVID-19 quarantine accommodation capacity.
Authorities in Saudi Arabia will partially lift restrictions on international travel starting Sept. 15. Citizens of the GCC member countries will now be allowed to enter and exit the country. All travelers must provide proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 48 hours before their arrival. All arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19 and be subject to a mandatory 7-day quarantine.
Starting September 15, every traveller arriving in Lithuania will have to electronically submit their personal data to the National Public Health Centre and present the confirmation received, along with the QR code, at the time of boarding.
As of September 12, Puerto Rico has once again reopened its borders for tourism. It allows visitors from all countries to enter EXCEPT for those coming from all European Union countries, China, Brazil, UK, Ireland, and Iran. Visitors must complete an online travel declaration, submit a negative result of Covid test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure, and self-quarantine at their own expense upon arrival for 14 days, or the length of the visit, whichever is shorter.
The Czech Republic has been added in Denmark’s list of Coronavirus high-risk countries. This means that travelers from the Czech Republic are prohibited from entering Denmark except for certain essential reasons.
On September 19, El Salvador will open its air borders and allow international flights to resume at El Salvador International Airport (SAL). Travelers arriving into the country must provide a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Authorities extended the suspension of international flights until at least October 31. Flights between Tbilisi and Riga, Paris, and Munich are exempted from such suspension, as well as cargo, governmental, medical, and emergency flights.
On September 21, Colombia is set to resume international flights. The country’s health authorities are still finalizing the protocols that will include coronavirus tests for arriving passengers. In addition, the availability of flights will depend on destination countries, airport capacity and the interest of carriers.
The Swiss authorities updated their list of high-risk countries. Starting Sept. 14, travelers arriving from any of these areas are required to self-quarantine for 10 days. These include the British Virgin Islands, Czech Republic, the city-state of Vienna in Austria, French regions of Centre-Val de Loire, Corse, Hauts-de-France, Ile de France, Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, and Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur.
Beginning Sept. 14, authorities in the Czech Republic will ease the COVID-19 entry restrictions for travelers arriving from Romania. Travelers from Romania will no longer be required to self-isolate upon arrival.
Authorities to ease COVID-19-related entry restrictions that will take effect on Sept. 19. As per the recent directives, travelers arriving from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Sweden, Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Australia, Canada, and Japan can enter for leisure travels without restrictions. However, travelers from Hungary and Italy are no longer permitted entry, except for essential purposes.
Authorities in Latvia will now include Estonia to the country's list of countries with elevated COVID-19 cases. Starting Sept. 12, travelers arriving from Estonia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
The Nouakchott International Airport has resumed operations for commercial flights. Mauritania Airlines said that it will organize weekly flights to a number of African capitals, asking those who wish to travel via its routes to visit its website for more information related to travel conditions.
Authorities in Malta have updated its list of "Amber" or medium-risk areas. As of Sept. 11, it added the French cities of Paris and Marseille, the Spanish regions of Barcelona, Girona, and Madrid, as well as the Czech Republic, Romania, and Tunisia to the list. Travelers arriving from these locations need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
Authorities have amended its tourism initiative protocols. According to the amendments, tourists who intend to stay at their first pre-booked facility for less than five days can now proceed to their next destination before the seven-day period is over. However, they must be tested for Covid-19 on the fifth day.
Travelers coming from mainland Portugal, Hungary, French Polynesia, and Reunion are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival starting 0400 on Sept. 12. The restriction does not apply to travelers arriving from the Portuguese islands of Madeira or the Azores. As of the same time, travelers arriving from Sweden will no longer be required to self-isolate upon arrival.
Authorities in Northern Cyprus are suspending all inbound commercial flights to Ercan Airport starting midnight, Wednesday, September 9 due to lack of COVID-19 quarantine accommodation capacity. The suspension of flights will run until the end of this week, September 13.
On October 1st, Peru will resume international flight operations and will put in place stringent safety measures. The first routes will include flights to Mexico and Chile. Brazil, United States, and Spain are also among those countries with which Peru is planning to restart flights. All passengers should undergo a coronavirus test one week prior to arrival.
The US Government has decided to end Covid-19 screening of international travelers arriving at airports. It will now focus more on voluntary measures, such as educating passengers and collecting contact information online. The health screening measures will end on Sept. 14.
Will resume flights with Kuwait on Sept. 10 and with Uzbekistan on Sept. 20. Travellers arriving from Kuwait or Uzbekistan are exempted from the mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement upon arrival. All passengers will be subject to health screenings, including a temperature check.
Authorities to resume direct flights between Cairo and Moscow on Sept. 17. All travellers are required to complete a monitoring card and provide proof of health insurance upon arrival. A negative PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours will also be required for all travellers.
International commercial passenger flights will resume on October 1. Travelers will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. Those who cannot provide a test result will be subject to a 21-day self-quarantine.
Domestic flights are permitted to resume from Sept. 14, and international travel is permitted to resume from Sept. 21. All travelers are required to submit a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure or arrival.
Leisure travelers will be permitted entry again from Sept. 19 after closing its borders on Aug. 19 due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. All visitors are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to five days prior to arrival or be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
Amended its COVID-19 entry requirements. Effective Sept. 14, travelers from “medium-risk” countries will be required to take a second test after seven days. Those who test negative will NOT be subjected to further monitoring, while those who test positive will be placed in an isolation facility. Anyone who refuses the test will be subject to quarantine protocols.
Resumed international passenger flights with Turkey and the UAE on Sept. 4, flights with Germany will resume Sept 10, Kazakhstan on Sept. 11, Kyrgyzstan on Sept. 14, and the United States on Sept. 27. Travelers must submit a negative COVID-19 taken within 72 hours prior to flight's departure. Inbound travelers will be subjected to a health screening and must self-isolate for 14-days. International passenger flights with all other destinations remain suspended, except for repatriation flights for Uzbek citizens.
International commercial passenger flights to and from Malawi resumed following the reopening of Kamuzu International Airport on Sept. 1st. However, travel to Malawi will require a negative coronavirus disease COVID-19 test taken within 10 days prior to arrival and followed by 14-days of self-isolation. Travelers who fail to produce a negative COVID-19 test will be denied entry into the country.
Officials have designated several countries and regions within the EU and Schengen Areas as "Red Zones" due to high COVID-19 activity. As of Sept. 7, Andorra, France, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Romania, Spain, and some regions in Croatia are designated as Red Zones. All arrivals from these locations must take a COVID-19 test on arrival and self-isolate for 14 days.
Will only allow "authorized business visitor" to enter beginning Sept. 10. These are visitors who received an invitation from a Moroccan company to travel to the country and have confirmed hotel reservations. The invitation from a Moroccan company must include the traveler's full name along with his or her passport number, as well the purpose of the visit and how long the visitor will be staying in the country.
Authorities in Latvia have recently released an updated version of the nation's list of EU and EEA countries that are assessed as having elevated COVID-19 activity. Effective Sept. 7, the following countries have been added to the list - Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Travelers arriving from these countries must now self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival.
Authorities have stated that tourist activity can resume on the island of Nosy Be from Oct. 1. A negative COVID-19 test is required upon arrival and departure. Travelers will not be allowed to travel to other areas of the country.
Will now allow visitors from Brunei and New Zealand to enter without the mandatory quarantine. However, they will be asked to undergo Covid-19 test on arrival. They will also need to apply for an Air Travel Pass at least 7 days before their intended date of arrival.
Seven Greek islands have been added to the list of areas from which travellers must quarantine for 14 days when entering England. These are the islands of Lesbos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini, and Zakynthos. This restriction will be put in place starting 0300 GMT on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
International flights will resume in Oman starting October 1. Flights are scheduled according to the health data of destinations and the origin of airlines coming into the country. The country will apply complete precautionary measures when restarting flight operations. No details have been provided on the list of countries from which they will allow travelers to enter, and what requirements will be put in place.
International arrivals are now permitted to Bahrain. Passengers holding electronic visas and those eligible for visas on arrival are able to travel to Bahrain provided they undergo a Covid PCR test upon arrival at the airport and must shoulder the cost of such test. Anyone staying longer than 10 days will be required to take a second PCR test on their 10th day in the country.
Revised its list of banned countries. China and Russia have been removed from the list but Spain, Belgium, and Luxembourg have been added.
Starting Sept. 7, Greece will open its borders to Russian tourists. However, they will only allow up to 500 tourists each week. They are also required to submit a negative Covid-19 certificate issued no more than 72 hours before entry.
Will reopen to tourists starting September 8th. Limited countries will be allowed entry, countries are categorized green/yellow/red to determine if test and/or quarantine is required.
Will reopen its borders to international travels on Sept. 11. On this day, the Nouakchott International Airport will resume operations for commercial flights. Arriving passengers must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, dated within 72 hours before arrival.
Scotland and Wales updated their entry restrictions for travelers from certain countries. They require travelers coming from mainland Portugal, Gibraltar, French Polynesia, and the Greek islands of Crete, Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesbos, Paros, and Antiparos to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
Beginning Sept. 3, authorities will allow flights from more countries and ease entry restrictions. International flights will be permitted with Egypt, UAE, and the Maldives. Foreign air passengers arriving in Russia will need to present negative COVID-19 test results taken no longer than 72 hours before departure.
Plans to reopen its borders on Sept. 18. The country’s international airport will resume flights on that day. However, the government has not yet announced if they will allow travelers from all countries to enter or to select countries only. It’s not also clear if travel restrictions will be implemented.
Has recently announced a new reopening date of October 1. Travelers will only be permitted to stay in approved hotels. They will also have to download the new Belize Health App and show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of arrival.
Has added Italy, San Marino, Slovenia, and the Vatican to its list of "red" or high-risk countries. Starting midnight on Sept. 4, anyone arriving to Norway from these countries must go into quarantine.
Will resume international flights on Sept. 8. Authorities use a three-tier color-coded system in classifying countries according to its COVID-19 activity. Green means low disease activity, yellow has moderate, while red has high. All travelers will be asked to present proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours before their scheduled flight. Additional requirements are imposed depending on which category of countries the traveler came from.
Has updated its list of high-risk countries. It now includes Spain and some regions in Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, and Romania. Visitors arriving from these areas will be asked to undergo a mandatory Covid-19 test and may be subject to quarantine.
Is planning to resume international flights to six Asian destinations on September 15. These include Guangzhou, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Vientiane, and Phnom Penh. Vietnam will set a maximum number of passengers that can enter the country from each of these destinations each week. All travelers will have to undergo a mandatory 14 day quarantine.
With effect from 10th September, all tourists and short term visitors must present a Negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate taken within the last 72 hours prior to arrival to the Maldives. Previously no test certificate was required.
Authorities in Scotland will require all visitors coming from Greece to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival due to the recent spike in COVID-19 activity in that country. England or Northern Ireland have not yet imposed similar measures. However, Wales has recently advised travelers from the Greek island of Zante to quarantine for two weeks after several vacationers tested positive for the virus when visiting that island.
Estonia has made COVID-19 testing available at the airport for arrivals from high-risk countries to reduce mandatory self-isolation periods. Arrivals from high-risk areas must remain in isolation until the results of the test are available. If the result is negative, individuals must remain in limited self-isolation until a second test is taken, which should be no less than seven days after the first test. Testing facilities are also available at the port of Tallinn.
The Civil Aviation Authority is working on a plan to resume international flights starting Sept 15. All arriving passengers will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival in the country. The first international flights under the plan will be to and from South Korea and Japan.
Maintains a land border closure with the United States for all non-essential travels. This measure has been extended until at least Sept. 21 under a mutual agreement between the two countries.
Authorities have extended the suspension of international flights through Sept. 29 due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The country plans to open its borders to international travels on Sept. 30th.
Extended its border restrictions to at least Sept. 30. Inbound travel to the country remains banned, with the exceptions of resident diplomats and essential workers. The country plans to open its borders to International visitors on Oct. 1.
Has recently updated its travel restrictions. Starting September 1, it will only allow foreigners coming from European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, UK, Andorra, San Marino, the Vatican, Iceland, Lichtenstein, and Norway to enter. All visitors will be asked to undergo a mandatory quarantine on arrival except for those coming from Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, and Norway. Foreign nationals from third countries are not yet allowed to enter for tourism.
Starting August 31, Switzerland will no longer allow travelers from high-risk countries to transit via any of its airports.
Authorities have exempted the citizens of the “Visegrad Four Group” from its border closures. These countries include Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. Citizens from these countries will still be allowed entry to Hungary from Sept. 1 - 30 provided they can provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 5 days of arrival. Citizens of other countries will not be permitted entry during this period, except for essential purposes.
Authorities are easing COVID-19 related entry restrictions for citizens and residents of Belarus, Serbia, and Turkey. Travelers from these countries may enter Bulgaria without having to self-isolate or show a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival.
As of Sept 1st, Poland has updated its list of “safe countries”. Travelers from these countries are permitted to enter Poland with no quarantine or test needed. It has removed several countries from the original list, including EU and non-EU countries.
Authorities announced that the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) will resume international commercial flights by mid-September. However, they did not specify an exact date.
Has opened its borders to international tourists. All arriving passengers will be required to test negative for coronavirus no later than 72 hours before traveling. They must spend a minimum of 7 days at their first destination.
Will require travelers from Czech Republic, Jamaica, and Switzerland to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival due to recent spikes in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) activity in those countries.
Travelers arriving from other Caribbean countries will now be asked to present a negative antibody test taken in the last five days. A COVID-19 PCR test will also be administered on arrival, and travelers must test negative to enter.
All travelers coming from Uzbekistan will be exempted from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival starting Sept. 1.
International air travel has resumed. However, it’s not yet clear if all foreign visitors will be allowed to enter. The Chisinau Airport (KIV) and various airlines operating in the country have been required to implement health screening, hygiene, and social-distancing measures.
Starting Sept. 1, the country will allow travelers from the US states of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Virginia, and the District of Columbia to enter. On Sept. 15, travelers from the US states of Colorado, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania will be permitted to enter the country. All travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
International air travel has resumed. Those arriving in Ghana will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test result acquired no more than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival. Arrivals will also have to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test, which must be paid by the passenger.
Has delayed the resumption of international commercial flights until at least Sept. 5 due to ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Plans to reopen to tourism on October 12. They have not yet released information regarding the entry requirements and which countries will be allowed in
Travelers are required to be tested upon arrival. All travellers should furthermore get a follow-up test six days after arrival. However, testing will only be free of charge up to Sept. 30. From 1 October, travellers will need to pay for the test.
Removed Cyprus, Denmark Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Malta, Norway and San Marino from the list of countries allowed to enter as tourists.
Nepal will resume international flights on September 1, but will NOT allow any tourists to enter. The country will only allow Nepalese citizens, diplomats, and other essential travels. The government has not yet announced when foreign tourists will be allowed.
On September 8, 2020, Singapore will start to allow passengers from Brunei and New Zealand to enter without quarantine. However, they will be asked to undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
Beginning August 29, visitors from Germany, Lichtenstein, and the regions of Kalmar and Vaserbotten in Sweden are required to self-isolate for 10 days upon their arrival.
Starting September, the Dominican Republic will randomly select arriving passengers to undergo a rapid COVID-19 breath tests. The country also plans to offer free insurance for all visitors.