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Travelban, new rules and unexpected flying restrictions:

Latest country restrictions:

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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Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
3.5B
People fully
vaccinated
1.3B
% Fully
vaccinated
89.52%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersBritish nationals need a visa to enter mainland China, including Hainan Island, but not Hong Kong or Macao. Separate Travel Advice for Hong Kong can be found here.Eligibility for visas for travel to China remains restricted. At present, visas are issued for:applicants who have obtained an “Invitation Letter” or “Verification Confirmation of Invitation” issued by a provincial foreign affairs office or department of commerce (M or F visa)applicants who have obtained a “Notification Letter of Foreigners Work Permit” (Z visa)applicants intending to visit a family member with a Z, M, or F visaapplicants intending to visit a family member...
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Total doses
given
22.1M
People fully
vaccinated
7.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
73.60%
Crossing Rules:
Mask requirementsPassengers aged 5 years and older who are travelling from China must wear a FFP2, N95 or KN95 mask during their flight and at the airport.Test requirementsPassengers aged 5 years and older who are travelling from China must hold a negative RT-PCR test certificate tested within 48 hours prior to departure, or a negative antigen test (rapid test) certificate tested within 24 hours prior to departure, from an accredited laboratory. The test certificate must be in English, and must include the passenger's full name as registered in their passport. 
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Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
3.5M
People fully
vaccinated
1.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
83.33%
Full Restrictions:
Entry rules in response to coronavirusEntry to BahrainBahrain International Airport is open, including for transit and transfer passengers, and visas on arrival are available for UK nationals. The King Fahd Causeway is also open for travel between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.Since 20 February 2022 there is no PCR testing nor quarantine requirements for any arrivals regardless of their vaccination status, including those arriving via the Causeway.Your airline may have their own boarding requirements and may be liable to move to a reduced service as appropriate depending on the COVID-19 situation. You should check with your airline for the most up...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
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Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
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Total doses
given
1.8M
People fully
vaccinated
646K
% Fully
vaccinated
72.10%
Crossing Rules:
Test requirementsPassengers travelling from China must hold a negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours prior to departure.
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Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
18.1K
People fully
vaccinated
6.8K
% Fully
vaccinated
58.67%
Crossing Rules:
Test requirementsPassengers aged 11 years and older departing China must hold a negative PCR test result or a negative antigen test result where the test is carried out less than 48 hours prior to boarding.Form requirementsPassengers departing China must hold a Sworn Statement attesting that they do have any Covid-19 symptoms and have not been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to travel. Passengers aged 11 years and older must also agree that they may be subject to a Covid-19 test on arrival, remain contactable for 15 days after arrival and, if the test result...
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Total doses
given
37.9M
People fully
vaccinated
15M
% Fully
vaccinated
52.88%
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 Mask requirementsPassengers must wear a mask during their flight. Form requirementsPassengers must register for a Health Pass (Pase de Salud) prior to travel to and from Venezuela receive a QR code.Test requirementsUnvaccinated passengers: Passengers must hold a negative RT-PCR test result obtained from an authorised laboratory in the country of origin within 72 hours prior to arrival. Vaccinated passengers: Test is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 14 days prior to departure. Passengers who received their first dose of a 1-dose vaccine or their second dose of a 2-dose vaccine more than 270 days...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
25.6K
People fully
vaccinated
9.3K
% Fully
vaccinated
82.24%
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 Vaccination requirementsPassengers aged 18 years and older must hold proof that they have received a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
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Total doses
given
293.6K
People fully
vaccinated
131.7K
% Fully
vaccinated
40.31%
Full Restrictions:
Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)Entry to VanuatuBorders are open and Air Vanuatu are running a full scheduled service from countries in the region. For more information you should refer to the Air Vanuatu website.Travel via Australia, New Zealand and FijiMost passengers departing Vanuatu for the UK will need to transit Australia or New Zealand. For measures in place for travel and transit via Australia, see the Travel Advice pages for Australia.For information on entry and transit requirements for New Zealand, see the Travel Advice pages for New Zealand. More information is also available from Immigration New Zealand.For information...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
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Test on arrival (unvaccinated): No Entry
Total doses
given
-
People fully
vaccinated
-
% Fully
vaccinated
-
Crossing Rules:
Vaccination requirementsPassengers aged 18 years and older must hold proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to travel.Passengers will be considered fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if they meet 1 of the following requirements:2 weeks have passed since receiving a 1-dose accepted vaccine (Johnson and Johnson);2 weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of a 2-dose accepted vaccine (AstraZeneca, CanSino Biologics, Covaxin, Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Novavax/Covovax);2 weeks have passed since receiving the full series of an active (not placebo) accepted Covid-19 vaccine in clinical trials (Medicago); or2 weeks have passed since receiving 2 doses of any...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): No Entry
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): No Entry
Total doses
given
62.7M
People fully
vaccinated
17.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
90.28%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersAll travellers should familiarise themselves with the entry rules for Chile before travel.If you are a British passport holder visiting Chile for less than 90 days, you do not need a visa. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.Review the entry requirements into Chile very carefully. These change depending on the COVID ‘Alert Level’ in Chile, at the time of your entry. Chile is currently in Alert Level 1. You can review the requirements here in Spanish and here in English. Chile has instated additional mandatory COVID-19...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
1.8M
People fully
vaccinated
640.2K
% Fully
vaccinated
92.10%
Crossing Rules:
Test requirementsPassengers not travelling from China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan must hold a negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test certificate obtained within 48 hours prior to departure. Passengers must submit the test result through the Rapid Antigen Test Reporting Platform of the Macau Health Bureau, and present it via the Macau Health Code system.
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Total doses
given
25.2K
People fully
vaccinated
8.6K
% Fully
vaccinated
67.65%
Crossing Rules:
Vaccination requirementsPassengers aged 5 years and older must hold proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 14 days prior to travel with a vaccine approved in Nauru, a World Health Organization (WHO) approved or emergency vaccine, or a vaccine authorised by a competent National Regulatory Authority approved by Nauru. This does not apply to passengers who are exempted in writing by the Secretary.Form requirementsPassengers who have recovered from Covid-19 within 3 months prior to travel to Nauru must complete the Certificate of Recovery Form and email a copy of their test result to the Nauru Covid Taskforce...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): No Entry
Test on arrival (vaccinated): RAT
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): No Entry
Total doses
given
25.6M
People fully
vaccinated
7.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
72.37%
Crossing Rules:
Test requirementsPassengers aged 12 years and older travelling from China, Hong Kong, or Macau must either hold a negative rapid antigen test result approved by the European Union (EU) or a PCR/NAAT test result obtained within 48 hours prior to arrival. The test result must be issued in Swedish or English, and it must include the time of sampling, the name and date of birth of the passengers, the name and contact details of the certificate issuer or the laboratory that carried out the test. This does not apply to the following passengers: Nationals of Sweden, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino,...
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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
12.8M
People fully
vaccinated
4.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
83.28%
Crossing Rules:
Vaccination requirementsPassengers travelling from or who have been to China, Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan in the past 14 days must hold a vaccination certificate proving that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This does not apply to passengers aged younger than 12 years old. Test requirements Passengers travelling from or who have been to China, Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan in the past 14 days must hold a negative PCR or Antigen test result tested within 72 hours prior to arrival. The test result must be presented in English or Spanish. This does not apply to passengers aged younger...
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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.