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Lebanon State of emergency declared in Beirut following massive explosion (NBC, 05.08.2020) *****International Restrictions Commercial flights are now operating to and from Lebanon on a limited number of routes. All passengers travelling to Lebanon must fill this health declaration form online [https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/988ba32e1b634902ba3b14c3e4f1614d] before departure, as required by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health. Passengers travelling to Leba... More information

29.09.2020
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Cyprus Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020) *****International restrictions: ***From within the EU: Countries are divided in 3 categories, based on epidemiological criteria and data: Category A, Category B, a... More information

25.09.2020
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Cyprus Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Travelers arriving from countries under category "B" will be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been conducted within 72 hours of travel, or on arrival, if the test is unavailable in the country of departure. Travelers arriving from countries under category "C" must complete the above paperwork to obtain the CyprusFlightPass, plus a test and lab certificate c... More information

25.09.2020
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Poland Latest News: Government restricts ban on flights to France, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Brazil, Bahrain, Spain, Israel, Qatar, Kuwait, Libya, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Columbia, Costa Rica, Lebanon, The Maldives, Moldova, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Cape Verde, the U.S., Bolivia, and The Bahamas (Poland in, 16.09.2020) International Restrictions: **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed witho... More information

18.09.2020
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Portugal Latest News: State of Contingency' restrictions lessen for the Lisbon area (OASC, 31.07.2020). International Resrictions: **Travelling from the EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Poland or returning to Poland: When deciding to lea... More information

18.09.2020
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Romania International Restrictions: On 7 July 2020, the Romanian Government issued an updated list of countries for which Covid-19 travel restrictions have been lifted. Travelers from these countries, are no longer required to comply with quarantine and isolation rules for 14 days. Weekly updates are available in the list of affected areas. Direct passenger flights from Sweden, Portugal, UK, USA, Iran and Turkey are suspended. **Travelling from the EU: Trave... More information

18.09.2020
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Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020) International Restrictons: **Travelling from the EU: Travelling to Slovakia: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The... More information

18.09.2020
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Slovenia International Restrictions: Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started. **Travelling from the EU: Travelling to Slovenia: Entry from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red ). For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can... More information

18.09.2020
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Spain Latest News: Government to impose lockdowns in some areas of Madrid because of increase in COVID-19 cases. (AP, 16.09.2020) International Restrictions: **Travelling from the EU: Travelling to Spain: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. *... More information

18.09.2020
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Sweden Latest News: Swedish government lifts advisory against travel to U.K. (Reuters , 14.09.2020). Government extends travel ban for non-EU residents to 31 October (The Local - Sweden, 27.08.2020) International Restrictions: **Travelling from the EU: Travelling to Sweden: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liecht... More information

18.09.2020
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Switzerland Latest News: Face masks to be made compulsory in Fribourg from 28 August (Garda World, 26.08.2020). Swiss authorities remove Serbia, add Albania to list of COVID-19-related travel restrictions (See News, 20.08.2020) International Restrictions: **Travelling from the EU: Travelling from EU/EAA countries, including the United Kingdom, is in principle allowed. All travellers entering Switzerland from countries or regions that are defined as Covid ri... More information

18.09.2020
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United Kingdom Airlines updates: Published on 04.09.2020 British Airways W20 Russia service adjustment as of 03SEP20 British airline Jet2 has cancelled flights to Croatia Published on 02.09.2020 British Airways W20 Maldives service adjustment as of 01SEP20 TUI Airways adds Edinburgh – Chambery service from late-Dec 2020 Published on 01.09.2020 Virgin Atlantic will also resume flying to Tel Aviv and Atlanta in September as travel restrictions ease British Airways resumes C... More information

18.09.2020
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Switzerland Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to categorisation. Persons who enter Switzerland and who have stayed in a country or territory with increased covid-infection risks in the past 14 days prior to entry into Switzerland, are obliged to immediately travel directly to their home or another suitable accommodation. They must stay there permanently for 10 days. The list of countries and territories with increased covid-infection risks is defined and r... More information

18.09.2020
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Slovenia Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- according to categorisation. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a perman... More information

18.09.2020
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Slovenia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. The requirement of a medical certificate proving that you tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 is applicable to persons that enter Slovenia as an exception to the general guidelines related to countries included on the yellow, and red lists. Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia are not subject to a 14-day quarantine when they are travelling fro... More information

18.09.2020
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Romania Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to categorisation. A 14-day self-quarantine is imposed on all travellers who are not coming from a country classified as "green". The list of "green" countries is updated weekly, every Monday, and is available here . More information

18.09.2020
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Malta Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation (country white list exempt). The mandatory quarantine was lifted for countries with which Malta established travel corridors, based on epidemiological criteria. The list of PHC countries comprises Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, L... More information

18.09.2020
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Malta Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. Any eligible person entering Malta (except residents of a country that is part of the safe corridor) has to provide proof of a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV2 done in the previous 7 days, and will be subject to further testing upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to persons arriving from safe corridor countries. The list of PHC countries comprises Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium,... More information

18.09.2020
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Luxembourg Quarantine: No requirement. No mandatory quarantine. Individuals are asked to self-quarantine if they believe they are at risk. More information

18.09.2020
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Lithuania Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation-if coming from outside EU (country white list exempt). A two-week self-isolation requirement is applied to persons arriving from COVID-19 affected countries or in transit through them. Affected countries are those with a coronavirus infection incidence rate exceeding 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days. The official list of affected countries is available at the Ministry of Health website. Foreigners... More information

18.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial