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Travelban, new rules and unexpected flying restrictions:

Latest country restrictions:

Total doses
given
20.3M
People fully
vaccinated
6.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
74.26%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersPassengers arriving in Austria (with the exception of travellers from China) do not need to show proof of COVID vaccination, a negative COVID test, or a certificate of recovery from COVID. See the Austrian embassy in London website for more information.If you are arriving in Austria from China, you will need to show a negative PCR test (valid for 48 hours) before boarding the plane. See the Austria government website for more information about requirements for travellers from China.If you’re transiting through AustriaTransiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.Check with your...
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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
142.6M
People fully
vaccinated
53.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
74.60%
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 Mask requirementsPassengers are advised to wear a face mask.Insurance requirementsPassengers may require travel insurance covering treatment in Thailand for Covid-19 if their next destination required a negative test result to enter the country. The travel insurance must cover $10000 USD and expire no less than 7 days from the intended departure date from Thailand.This does not apply to the following passengers:Nationals of Thailand;Passengers holding proof of funds in the form of a guarantee letter or a Thai Social Security Fund card;Work permit holders; orPassengers holding an diplomatic or official passport, or an United Nations Laissez-Passer. Transit restrictionsPassengers are not permitted...
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Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
20.3M
People fully
vaccinated
6.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
74.26%
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Test requirementsPassengers travelling from China, Hong Kong or Macau must hold a negative PCR test result tested within 48 hours prior to boarding. This does not apply to the following passengers:  Passengers aged younger than 6 years old; Transit passengers; or Passengers with disabilities, provided they hold a medical certificate justifying this exemption. 
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Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
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Total doses
given
1.4M
People fully
vaccinated
462.6K
% Fully
vaccinated
71.43%
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Testing on arrivalPassengers who have been in China in the 14 days prior to arrival may be subject to a random RNA amplification test (PCR, TMA, or LAMP) on arrival, and must declare their arrival in Luxembourg to the Health Inspectorate either by email at contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone at +352 247-65533. This does not apply to passengers in transit, or passengers employed in the transport sector during the exercise of their duties.
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Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
1.4M
People fully
vaccinated
471.4K
% Fully
vaccinated
88.39%
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Test requirementsPassengers aged 12 years and older travelling from China must hold a negative rapid antigen test result obtained within 48 hours prior to arrival.
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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
26.3M
People fully
vaccinated
13M
% Fully
vaccinated
27.43%
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All travellersYou’ll need a visa to enter Uganda. Following an announcement by the Ugandan Ministry of Internal Affairs on October 14 2021, you are required to have a visa before your trip. Visas will not be issued on arrival.See the Visas section for more information.A negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate is no longer required for fully vaccinated inbound and outbound travellers. Children under the age of 6 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate whether vaccinated or not.Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities....
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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
28M
People fully
vaccinated
8.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
86.56%
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Mask requirementsPassengers travelling from China must wear a mask during their flight.Test requirementsPassengers travelling from China must hold a negative PCR or TRAg test result obtained within 48 hours prior to departure.Testing on arrivalPassengers travelling from China may be subject to random Covid-19 testing on arrival.
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Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
32.3K
People fully
vaccinated
30.7K
% Fully
vaccinated
0.24%
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): PCR / ISO
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / ISO
Total doses
given
190.8M
People fully
vaccinated
63.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
76.23%
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All travellersAll Passengers arriving in Germany (with the exception of travellers who have been in mainland China, not including Hong Kong, in the previous ten days) do not need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19. You can travel to Germany for all travel purposes, including tourism and visits, without restrictions.If you have been in mainland China, not including Hong Kong, in the previous ten days, you must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test. It can be either a rapid antigen test or a PCR test. A rapid antigen...
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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
60.8M
People fully
vaccinated
24.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
79.09%
Crossing Rules:
Test requirementsUnvaccinated passengers: Passengers aged 5 years and older must hold a negative Covid-19 test result such as RT-PCR, Gene Xpert, True NAAT test obtained from a registered laboratory within 72 hours prior to departure. Vaccinated passengers: Test is not required for passengers who hold proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 14 days prior to arrival. Passengers who were vaccinated in Nepal must hold a vaccination certificate with a photo and QR code.
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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
154.1M
People fully
vaccinated
53.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
78.38%
Crossing Rules:
Test requirementsPassengers aged 11 years and older departing China, Hong Kong or Macau 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, Hong Kong or Macau 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...
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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
129.6M
People fully
vaccinated
44.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
85.78%
Crossing Rules:
Mask requirementsAll passengers must wear a mask in the airport and during their flight. Passengers who do not comply will be fined 100,000 KRW (South Korean Won).Vaccination definitionVaccination is not required for travel but if you are fully vaccinated you may face less travel restrictions. Passengers are considered fully vaccinated between 14 to 180 days after the second dose of a World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine (first dose of Johnson and Johnson), or if they have received the third dose (booster) after the second dose. The certificate must include the passenger's name (must match their passport), date of birth...
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Total doses
given
11.1M
People fully
vaccinated
5.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
69.36%
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Total doses
given
32.3K
People fully
vaccinated
30.7K
% Fully
vaccinated
0.24%
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All travellersVisitors to Burundi must get a visa to enter.See Visas section below for more information on how to obtain a visa.Passengers arriving in Burundi are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or to book a test at Bujumbura airport upon arrival. You do not need to present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Burundi. The same measures apply to vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers.Check your passport and travel documents before you travelPassport validityIf you are visiting Burundi, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): PCR / ISO
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / ISO
Total doses
given
4.3M
People fully
vaccinated
3.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
11.91%
Full Restrictions:
Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)Entry to CameroonThere are multiple commercial flight options to enter and leave Cameroon. See CoronavirusAccess across Cameroon’s land and sea borders is currently restricted due to COVID-19.Travel requirements to enter and exit Cameroon can change without notice and without proactive communication. The Centre for the Coordination of Public Health Emergency Operations conditions of entry and exit to Cameroon website is the best source of the latest information.The British High Commission understands that the following requirements apply:If you have proof of your COVID-19 vaccination, you are no longer required to present a negative PCR test...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
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Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

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.