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Total doses
given
151.2M
People fully
vaccinated
50.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
75.19%
Crossing Rules:
Test requirementsPassengers aged 12 years and older travelling directly or indirectly from China, Hong Kong, or Macau to England must hold a negative lateral flow or PCR test result obtained within 2 days prior to departure. Passengers must hold the printed or digital certificate issued in English, French, or Spanish, and it must include the passenger's name which must match the travel document, their date of birth or age, the test result, the date the test sample was collected or received by the test provider, the name of the test provider and their contact details, and confirmation of the type...
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Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR
Total doses
given
20.6M
People fully
vaccinated
6.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
90.69%
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All travellersAlthough Hong Kong is now part of the People’s Republic of China, it remains a Special Administrative Region (SAR) with its own immigration controls. You can visit Hong Kong for up to 6 months without a visa. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, different entry requirements are being applied in Hong Kong. For up-to-date advice on entry requirements and restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR Government’s website.Hong Kong residents and vaccinated non-Hong Kong residents who have visited the UK are permitted to enter Hong Kong.Travellers departing for Hong Kong will need to provide a negative rapid antigen test result...
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Total doses
given
16.2M
People fully
vaccinated
6.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
54.12%
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Entry requirementsFlights between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic are suspended.Testing on arrivalUnvaccinated passengers: Passengers may be subject to Covid-19 testing on arrival. Vaccinated passengers: Test is not required for passengers holding a vaccination certificate confirming that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
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Total doses
given
3.1M
People fully
vaccinated
1.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
54.29%
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All travellersAll travellers should follow the entry rules set out for their COVID-19 status.COVID-19 entry and exit requirements may be announced and altered at little notice. You should monitor the government of Botswana’s Facebook page for the latest developments or contact the government of Botswana’s 24 hour COVID-19 helpline on 16649 / 0800 600 111.If you’re fully vaccinatedThe Government of Botswana has removed all entry requirements, including requirements for vaccinations or PCR tests.If you’re not fully vaccinatedThe Government of Botswana has removed all entry requirements, including requirements for vaccinations or PCR tests.Children and young peopleThe Government of Botswana has removed...
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Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
16.9M
People fully
vaccinated
5.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
55.33%
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COVID-19 entry restrictionsCOVID-19 entry requirements may change at short notice, you should check the specifics with your airline before you travel. Further details are available by contacting the National Institute of Migration in Honduras.All travellersAll travellers entering or exiting Honduras must complete the immigration pre-clearance form. You will receive a confirmation email, which you should print and carry with you.Local authorities will apply health protocols if a traveller presents symptoms of any infectious disease, including COVID-19. You may be asked to undertake a medical evaluation.You must follow the social distancing rules and wear a mask at all times in all...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / RAT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
62.7M
People fully
vaccinated
17.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
90.28%
Crossing Rules:
 For specific entry restrictions for Rapa Nui (Easter Island), please see further below.Vaccination requirementsVaccination is not required for travel but if you are fully vaccinated you may face less travel restrictions.Passengers are considered fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if they hold proof that they have received 2 doses of a vaccine.This does not apply to nationals and residents of Chile.Insurance requirementsPassengers are advised to hold travel insurance that covers Covid-19.Test requirementsUnvaccinated passengers: Passengers who are not nationals or residents of Chile aged 18 years and older must hold a negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours prior to departure.Vaccinated passengers: Test is...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
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Total doses
given
52.5M
People fully
vaccinated
36.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
29.75%
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All travellersVisasYou will need a valid visa and a valid travel document to enter Ethiopia.Visitors must obtain a visa from the official Ethiopian e-visa platform [https://www.evisa.gov.et] or from their nearest Ethiopian Embassy before travelling. You will need to show a valid visa before boarding your flight and upon entry.The penalty for overstaying your visa is USD10 per person per day. If you overstay you will have to pay your fine in full before you are able to leave Ethiopia. Visitors entering Ethiopia without a valid travel document and Ethiopian visa may be detained and/or fined.Holders of valid Ethiopian Diplomatic ID...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): RAT
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): RAT/ PCR / ISO
Total doses
given
108.1M
People fully
vaccinated
64M
% Fully
vaccinated
29.27%
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Entry restrictions Passengers holding a residence permit issued by Nigeria that expired outside the country after 23rd March 2020 are permitted to return.Passengers travelling for business or on official trips to Nigeria for less than 7 days must hold proof of being vaccinated against Covid-19.
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Total doses
given
12.1M
People fully
vaccinated
6M
% Fully
vaccinated
85.79%
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Entry restrictions Passengers must hold entry and exit approval from Nicaraguan authorities. This can be obtained by either completing an Information Form here, or downloading the form and submitting it via email to solicitudes@migob.gob.ni. The form must be submitted at least 7 days prior to arrival in or departure from Nicaragua.This does not apply to nationals of NicaraguaPassengers who have a fever or respiratory symptoms on arrival will not be allowed to enter Nicaragua. This does not apply to nationals or residents of Nicaragua.Test requirements Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers must hold a negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival....
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
11.3M
People fully
vaccinated
4.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
68.56%
Full Restrictions:
If you’re fully vaccinatedYou do not need proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter El Salvador.You should, however, bring proof of vaccination with you, in case requirements change at short notice either in El Salvador or in countries you transit en routeYou should contact the Embassy of El Salvador in London for information on other migration requirements and documentation that you may need prior to travelling.Proof of vaccination statusYou can use the UK COVID Pass to demonstrate your vaccination record in El Salvador.If you’re not fully vaccinatedYou do not need proof of COVID-19 vaccination...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
36.1M
People fully
vaccinated
12M
% Fully
vaccinated
68.08%
Crossing Rules:
Mask requirementsPassengers travelling from or to China are advised to wear a medical face mask during their flight.Test requirementsPassengers aged 11 years and older travelling from China must either hold a negative NAAT (PCR) or antigen test result obtained within 48 hours prior to departure. The test certificate must be issued in Dutch or English and it must include data that identifies the passenger and when they were tested, a negative result, and a logo or characteristic of an institute or doctor where or by whom the test was administered.This does not apply to the following passengers:Passengers in transit;Passengers who hold a diplomatic...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
18.6M
People fully
vaccinated
6.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
65.69%
Crossing Rules:
Test requirementsPassengers travelling from or who have been to China, Hong Kong or Macau for more than 12 hours in the past 14 days must hold either a negative PCR or antigen test result obtained within 48 hours prior to departure. The test result must be issued by an authorised professional and must contain the name, surname and date of birth or travel document number of the passenger. The test result must be issued in digital or hard copy format, however, a written confirmation in electronic form cannot be submitted in the form of a text message.This does not apply...
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Total doses
given
3.5B
People fully
vaccinated
1.3B
% Fully
vaccinated
89.52%
Crossing Rules:
Mask requirementsAll passengers must wear a mask in the airport and during their flight to China.Entry restrictions Passengers are not permitted to enter or transit China using visas issued by China prior to 28th March 2020. This does not apply to passengers holding a diplomatic visa or a C visa.Passengers holding a valid Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card issued by China are permitted to enter China.Passengers holding a residence permit issued by China for study ('学习') or journalist ('记者') purpose are required to obtain an additional visa before travel. This does not apply to passengers holding a valid...
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Total doses
given
43.3M
People fully
vaccinated
10M
% Fully
vaccinated
89.25%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersEntry requirements may be subject to change at short notice. You should also check requirements with your airline.From 6 April 2022, there are no requirement for travellers arriving from the UK for either a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test.All travellers are required to complete a Health Declaration (Declaracíon Jurada de Sanidad) online before travel to be submitted to the Health authorities on arrival at the port of entry.Screening and quarantineVisitors are no longer required to routinely self-isolate or take a PCR test on arrival in Cuba, but sanitary authorities are present at the airport and will...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
143.7M
People fully
vaccinated
48M
% Fully
vaccinated
81.26%
Crossing Rules:
Test requirementPassengers aged 6 years and older arriving from China, Hong Kong, or Macau must hold a negative PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival, or a negative antigen test obtained within 48 hours prior to arrival.This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they do not have Covid-19 symptoms:Crew members;Personnel of the EU or other international organisations;Diplomats, consular officials and administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions; orMilitary personnel, those returning from international missions, police forces and the fire brigade.Testing on arrival requirementsPassengers aged 6 years and older must either take an antigen swab test...
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Can U.S. Residents travel around the world in a pandemic?

The whole world is recovering in small steps after a big epidemic, and, in particular, the tourism sector. Today, several countries have already opened their borders to citizens of the United States and other countries. Nevertheless, many countries still do not accept tourists and introduce their tourist ban.

What is us travel ban 2020

A tourist or travel ban implies a ban on entry into the country at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each country has its criteria for a ban. 

Keep in mind: All banned countries have their quarantine requirements, that’s why check all information before traveling. 

US travel ban list

As the tourism industry begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the rules and regulations for air travel are changing significantly. Not all countries are ready to open their borders yet, so here is the list of countries banned.

US travel ban to Europe

Many European countries are closed to the public, no matter where people arrive. But, already a clear picture is emerging, some countries still allow entry. For example, an American can visit Albania. To do this, it will be necessary to pass a PCR test, and only with a negative result, you will be allowed into the country.

US travel ban the UK

48 hours before arriving in the UK, you need to fill out a special online form: indicate your passport details, the purpose, and route of the trip, and the address where you will serve the 14-day quarantine. You must go there immediately after passing through customs and border procedures and thermometry. Violation of the self-isolation regime faces a fine of £ 100. If you break the rule again, you may be denied entry to the UK.

US travel ban Mexico

The Mexican Foreign Ministry proposed that the United States extend the ban on crossing the common land border for 30 days due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus. This restriction does not apply to temporary foreign workers, international students, indigenous Mexicans, and their families.

US travel ban Nigeria

Nigeria also has its travel bans. Nigeria is completely open to its citizens and partially to tourists. This means that only people with study or work permits can visit Nigeria. However, upon arrival, everyone must take a COVID-19 test (PCR test) or spend 14 days in self-isolation. Such measures will help to protect the person and public health.

US travel ban South Korea

South Korea is closed to tourism, but open to business travel. There are some changes to the usual travel. For example, upon arrival, everyone must spend 14 days in self-isolation and fill out a Travel Record Declaration. Also, there is one more case for crossing the border - when family members want to come to the other member in South Korea (in case if he or she is a resident of South Korea). 

US travel ban Japan

Japan plans to ease travel restrictions for foreigners from October 1. The softening, however, will not affect tourists. This means that only permanent residents and persons in urgent need can visit Japan (essential traveling). Also, foreign students who receive grants from the Japanese government can come to Japan. Upon arrival, the government asks to spend 14 days at home in self-isolation.

US travel ban Canada

Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, the federal government has extended the closure of the land border between Canada and the United States for another month until November 21. This is the seventh extension of restrictions on movement across the land border. The US-Canada border has remained closed since March 19 following government emergency measures to halt the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic situation in the United States remains critical and border closures could continue until the situation improves or after the completion of the third phase of vaccine trials.

US travel ban Brazil

Brazil is one of the most affected countries in the world from the coronavirus. Now it is on the second line after the United States in terms of the number of people infected during the pandemic. That is why the country is closed to the public and has no plans to open the border yet. Only permanent residents, students, and workers with special documents can come to Brazil. One more reason for crossing the border of Brazil is essential traveling, but the person should have all the necessary documents that proved it 

US travel ban Ireland

Ireland became the first EU country to return to full quarantine for six weeks due to an increase in the incidence of coronavirus. The government has decided to return to the highest, the fifth level of restrictions, which was last introduced in the spring. Citizens violating the quarantine will be forced to pay a fine, for example, 60 euros for moving away from home more than 5 km or being in a grocery store or public transport without protective equipment.

US travel ban news

Not all of these countries have resumed regular direct international communications. Nevertheless, many places can be reached with a transfer, for example, in Istanbul.

A hundred more destinations around the world are partially open to travelers from the United States: there is either a quarantine, or no direct flights, or very strict entry requirements.

US travel ban details

More and more countries are opening borders and easing quarantine measures, but this does not add confidence. The question of whether it is safe to travel now is even more worrisome after the resumption of international traffic.

The answer depends on many factors: the way of travel (by plane, train, car, or something else), direction, fresh statistics on cases of coronavirus infection in a certain place, quarantine measures, and current prevention methods.

If you follow the rules of safety and personal hygiene in good faith, the risk of contracting coronavirus on vacation is low.

Flights restrictions in the US

Long queues at the check-in counters, security checks at the airport, waiting for departure side by side with a crowd of strangers, several hours in an airplane seat in the same cabin with other passengers - all this raises doubts about the safety of flights during a pandemic.

Airports and airlines have already adjusted to the new reality. For example, carriers have introduced flexible rules for canceling and transferring air tickets, and large air hubs are closing some of the terminals to provide more effective security measures in a pandemic. There are also far fewer cafes and shops at airports. Some sell the only takeaway.

The temperature is measured at anyone who enters the airport building: passengers, greeters, crew members, airport staff, and everyone else. In some cases, non-contact thermometers and thermal imagers are used again - just before boarding a flight.

Social distancing rules are widely followed. Airlines are changing seating positions in aircraft cabins whenever possible, offering self-check-in instead of check-in at counters, and redesigning the queuing system so that passengers are at a safe distance from each other.

The approach of airlines to in-flight meals has also changed: some carriers no longer serve food on their flights, others have cut down on the menu and offer only individually packed snacks and drinks in cans. It's safer to take a snack with you from home - just check the airlines' requirements for food in hand luggage.

Wherever you are, you will probably have to wear a mask on board the aircraft - until you land at your destination. But in some places, a face mask is also required and while you get to the airport and from the airport to the city.

According to WHO, wearing masks on board is one way to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It has been proven that coronavirus is primarily a respiratory infection, so if you protect your mouth and nose with a mask, you can reduce the risk of transmission from person to person.

Wearing a mask is especially important during the flight, because in the cabin you are close to other passengers, and masks create a barrier between you and another person's germs. The mask, when combined with other preventive measures - maintaining a safe distance and careful hand hygiene - helps travelers protect themselves from the coronavirus.

US travel restrictions

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Washington makes decisions on opening borders with certain countries, guided by epidemiological indicators, and not political considerations. The government takes into account the parameters that determine when it is appropriate and safe for Americans to travel to foreigners. The American authorities want to restore international passenger traffic as soon as possible, including with countries in the region such as Brazil.

US travel ban update

Before making travel plans, you should be prepared for strict quarantine requirements, testing requirements (PRC test), and documentary delays due to Covid-19. Therefore, having decided to go on vacation, it will only work for those who already have a passport and do not need to make new documents. Of course, you can make a passport and other documents now, but this process will take a little longer, which may shift the dates of the holiday.

US travel ban countries

With around 7.4 million coronavirus cases in the United States, many countries continue to look at the United States with apprehension. The European Union has removed the United States from the list of countries that can be visited by tourists. Americans are still unable to vacation in Canada or travel to many Asian countries such as Japan. Where are the tourists from the USA allowed to travel?

Americans looking for a holiday outside of the United States can try the cruise ship traveling and move to the Caribbean, where islands such as the US Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, and Antigua are already open. It is also possible to visit countries such as:

US travel restriction

Remember, each country has its travel requirements. Many countries require a PCR test that lasts 3 days. Some countries have age restrictions, for example, Antigua requires people over 12 years old to complete a medical declaration.

US travel restrictions list

Even though borders are opening up, the holiday will never be the same. Major hotel chains and small family hotels are well aware that in the era of the coronavirus, guests' demands on the hygiene and safety of vacation homes have increased.

To reduce the risks for guests, many hotels offer contactless check-in and check-out and virtual reception, but almost everywhere they abandoned the buffet and free use of pools and other public areas. In the hotels of large world chains, even the room service has been replaced with an application: you place an order through your smartphone - and it is left under the room door.

Social markings and machines with sanitizers at every turn are a new reality in the hotel world. Many good hotels use disinfectant mats, ionizers to clean the air, and electrostatic filters, and offer free masks to guests.

Even when resting, remember to wear a mask, wash your hands often, and keep a distance of 1.5 meters between people.

After returning from vacation, do not forget to take a coronavirus test (PCR test) or spend 14 days in self-isolation. Such measures will help you understand your health situation, and if your test results are positive for COVID-19, not endanger society.

US border closing

Since the whole world is now experiencing the second wave of coronavirus, it makes sense to think about re-closing all borders. US residents are allowed to move from state to state, so why not get to know your country better? Whether you're planning to travel between states on vacation or a short trip, the situation is constantly changing. Therefore, it is best to check all local travel advice before packing your bags.

California travel ban

The California government is currently discouraging long-distance travel to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but as of October, there are non-essential restrictions on travel from another US state. Travelers are encouraged to wear a mask in public, keep 6 feet away from non-family members, check local health guidelines at all points along the route from start to finish, and refrain from traveling if they have been sick in the past 14 days or are living with someone with COVID-19.  

However, you don't even need to leave your state to reboot. Add spontaneity: it’s not a to-do list but a coin that decides where and how you spend your weekend. Break your habits: drop by a new cafe - without reading reviews, on a whim. Cycle through the city center or hop on the wrong bus route. Travel to an area you haven't been in for a century, or stay overnight in a pretty village. Or go for a walk in the forest on the outskirts, and then return home without a map or prompts on your phone.

When will be U.S travel ban canceled

It is difficult to say exactly when all prohibitions will be lifted. Unfortunately, the incidence rate in the world is growing, and it is still difficult to make any predictions!

Therefore, take all precautions and care about your and public health.


FAQ 

What is a travel ban?

Travel ban is a ban on entry into the country at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, people cannot move from country to country, or from state to state. The main reason for the ban is to reduce the level of pandemia. Each country has its own criteria for implementing the travel ban. 

Is the travel ban still in effect?

Yes, the travel ban is still in effect because of the higher level of morbidity. The government will cancel the travel ban only when the level of pandemic goes down. In this case, people will be able to travel from country to country. 

Which countries are banned from entering the United States?

The information about countries changes every day. Nowadays, the banned countries include: Nigeria, European countries, Brazil, Japan, Ireland, Canada, South Korea, Mexico, UK. These countries do not allow people to cross their borders, but only if you have a strict necessity that is proved by documents - you can visit the country. With strict proved necessity, you also should have the PRC test result.