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Travelban, new rules and unexpected flying restrictions:

Latest country restrictions:

Total doses
given
655.3M
People fully
vaccinated
228.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
68.78%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 02.10.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit if in the past 14 days they have been to or transited through Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. --- Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. More information can be found at cdc.gov --- Passengers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the "Massachusetts Travel Form" at mass.gov Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or...
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Test on arrival (unvaccinated):
Total doses
given
20.2M
People fully
vaccinated
6.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
74.26%
Movement Restrictions:
National movement restrictions: FreeRestrictive measures mandatory between 21 September 2020 to 31 December 2020Use of masks is obligatory basically in all closed areas as well as crowded open areas of markets, trade fairs or open air restaurants when not seated. Free movement allowed given the obligatory protection measures (1 meter inter-personal distance, use of masks, etc.). Hotel can open with restrictions for national tourism.International movement restrictions: Partially bannedRestrictive measures mandatory between 28 September 2020 to 31 December 2020Since 28 September the following countries can enter without test certificate and/or quarantaine: Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France (with the...
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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
12.1M
People fully
vaccinated
8.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
40.92%
Airline Updates:
Published on 09.07.2021Latest News: Source: Published on 11.05.2021Zambia Airways relaunch deferred owing to COVID-19 pandemic.Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/zambia-airways-relaunch-deferred-owing-to-covid-19-pandemic-1067447Published on 10.05.2021Vice President explains delay in relaunching Zambia Airways.Source: https://www.themastonline.com/2021/05/08/wina-explains-delay-in-relaunching-zambia-airways/Published on 11.05.2021Zambia Airways relaunch deferred owing to COVID-19 pandemic.Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/zambia-airways-relaunch-deferred-owing-to-covid-19-pandemic-1067447Published on 10.05.2021Vice President explains delay in relaunching Zambia Airways.Source: https://www.themastonline.com/2021/05/08/wina-explains-delay-in-relaunching-zambia-airways/Published on 11.05.2021Zambia Airways relaunch deferred owing to COVID-19 pandemic.Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/zambia-airways-relaunch-deferred-owing-to-covid-19-pandemic-1067447Published on 10.05.2021Vice President explains delay in relaunching Zambia Airways.Source: https://www.themastonline.com/2021/05/08/wina-explains-delay-in-relaunching-zambia-airways/Published on 11.05.2021Zambia Airways relaunch deferred owing to COVID-19 pandemic.Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/zambia-airways-relaunch-deferred-owing-to-covid-19-pandemic-1067447Published on 10.05.2021Vice President explains delay in relaunching Zambia Airways.Source: https://www.themastonline.com/2021/05/08/wina-explains-delay-in-relaunching-zambia-airways/Published on 11.05.2021Zambia Airways relaunch deferred owing to COVID-19 pandemic.Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/zambia-airways-relaunch-deferred-owing-to-covid-19-pandemic-1067447Published on 10.05.2021Vice President explains...
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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
10.1M
People fully
vaccinated
4.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
40.39%
Airline Updates:
Published on 30.06.2021Muscat Airport welcomes first flight of Jordan AviationSource: https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/business/story/Muscat_Airport_welcomes_first_flight_of_Jordan_Aviation-SNG_220501328/Published on 12.07.2021Latest News: Source: Published on 30.06.2021Muscat Airport welcomes first flight of Jordan AviationSource: https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/business/story/Muscat_Airport_welcomes_first_flight_of_Jordan_Aviation-SNG_220501328/Published on 14.06.2021Jordan Aviation to operate flights from Amman to Muscat from 25JUN21Source: https://timesofoman.com/article/102659-jordan-aviation-to-operate-amman-muscat-flights02.10.2020 Royal Jordanian has updated its planned schedule for the month of October 2020, where it schedules following service during the period of 01OCT20 – 24OCT20. Due to various travel restrictions, last minute changes may occur. Following scheduled operation is as of 30SEP20. Amman – Abu Dhabi 3 weekly A320 Amman – Aqaba 3 weekly E175/195 Amman – Baghdad 3 weekly A320/321 Amman – Cairo 3 weekly...
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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
19.5M
People fully
vaccinated
7.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
17.80%
Airline Updates:
Published on 29.04.2021Latest News: Source: Published on 08.06.2021Iraqi Airways preps for fleet induction, ramps up cargo opsSource: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/104398-iraqi-airways-preps-for-fleet-induction-ramps-up-cargo-ops02.10.2020 Iraqi Airways during the month of October 2020 schedules following service, based on OAG schedules as of 27SEP20. Due to various travel restrictions, last minute changes remain likely. Baghdad – Amman 1 weekly Baghdad – Baku 1 weekly Baghdad – Basra 7 weekly Baghdad – Beirut 5 weekly Baghdad – Cairo 3 weekly Baghdad – Dhaka 4 weekly Baghdad – Dubai 4 weekly Baghdad – Erbil 11 weekly Baghdad – Guangzhou 1 weekly Baghdad – Mashhad 2 weekly Baghdad – Minsk 1 weekly Baghdad – Najaf 6 weekly Baghdad – Sulaymaniyah 5 weekly Baghdad – Tehran...
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Test on arrival (unvaccinated):
Total doses
given
89.6M
People fully
vaccinated
36.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
71.04%
Flight Restriction:
published 01.10.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. --- A completed "Check Mig" must be submitted before departure at apps.migracioncolombia.gov.co.
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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
19.9M
People fully
vaccinated
7M
% Fully
vaccinated
39.31%
Flight Restriction:
published 01.10.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or antigen test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. --- Passengers must complete a Health Pass form before departure at servicios.igm.gob.gt. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.
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Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
149.4K
People fully
vaccinated
60.5K
% Fully
vaccinated
88.03%
Flight Restriction:
published 01.10.2020 Total entry ban Passengers are not allowed to enter. All international flights are suspended Flights to Cayman Isl. are suspended. - This does not apply to medevac and repatriation flights. - This does not apply to flights arriving from the United Kingdom.
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Total doses
given
-
People fully
vaccinated
-
% Fully
vaccinated
-
Flight Restriction:
published 01.10.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
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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
25.8M
People fully
vaccinated
12.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
27.02%
Flight Restriction:
published 01.10.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure could be subject to a PCR test at their own expense and quarantine until the test result is ready.
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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
2.6M
People fully
vaccinated
1.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
83.74%
Flight Restriction:
published 01.10.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers arriving in Mauritius: - must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure; - are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test.
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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
488.7K
People fully
vaccinated
214K
% Fully
vaccinated
12.78%
Flight Restriction:
published 01.10.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense.
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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
-
People fully
vaccinated
-
% Fully
vaccinated
-
Flight Restriction:
Published on 30.09.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must have an approved Quarantine Certificate obtained before departure at palaugov.pw Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in China, Hong Kong, Macao Passengers and airline crew arriving from China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) are not allowed to enter. --- Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to or transited through China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China).
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Total doses
given
23.2M
People fully
vaccinated
7.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
21.96%
Airline Updates:
Published on 10.06.2021Latest News: Source: Published on 05.06.2021Angola: TAAG resumes flights to Brazil on 04JUN21.Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202106030608.htmlPublished on 30.09.2020 TAAG resumes regular International service from late-Sep 2020 16.09.2020 TAAG Angola yesterday resumed scheduled domestic service, initially operating one weekly flight each on 5 routes. Planned operation from 14SEP20 as follows. Luanda – Cabinda 1 weekly on Mondays Luanda – Catumbela 1 weekly on Fridays Luanda – Huambo 1 weekly on Thursdays Luanda – Lubango 1 weekly on Sundays Luanda – Soyo 1 weekly on Wednesdays 23.06.2020 TAAG Angola in recent schedule update filed preliminary International operations, which would see the airline resumes International scheduled service as early as 01JUL20....
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): LFT
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): LFT / ISO
Total doses
given
2.2M
People fully
vaccinated
1.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
6.12%
Airline Updates:
Published on 06.07.2021Latest News: Source: 30.09.2020 Air Madagascar during the month of October 2020 plans to operate special repatriation flights to France, according to the airline’s statement. Planned operation as of 29SEP20 as follows. Antananarivo – Marseille – Paris CDG 1 weekly A340-300 Antananarivo – Paris CDG 1 weekly A340-300
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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.