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Bahrain Latest News: Bahrain establish 'corridor' for vaccinated travellers (Reuters, 10.05.2021). International Restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Bahrain on a reduced service. *Entry to Bahrain: Bahrain International Airport remains open, including for transit and transfer passengers, and visas on arrival are available. All arrivals aged 6 years and above, except for those transferring within the airport or those who fit the ex... More information

13.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Bahrain Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to PCR. All arrivals into Bahrain aged 6 years and above, will be subject to coronavirus testing procedures, and will be required to self-isolate until test results have been received, unless they are able to prove an exemption as set out above. Those who test positive will be subject to further quarantine measures and health treatment, offered free of charge, at hospital or quarantine centres. Those who tes... More information

13.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Bahrain Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All arrivals aged 6 years and above, except for those transferring within the airport or those who fit the exemptions outlined below, will be required to undergo and pay for the enhanced arrivals testing procedure for COVID-19 and need to self-quarantine until the first test results have been received. All passengers (including transit) aged 6 years and above arriving from India, Pakista... More information

13.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Maldives Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation for non-tourists. All non-tourist passengers travelling from the UK (includes 12-hour transit) to the Maldives (such as residents, work visa holders and returning students) need to self-isolate for 10 days and register on the Haalubelun portal. During the 10 day quarantine period, visitors must also get tested for Covid-19 after 5 days and again after 10 days. These requirements do not apply to tourists and the governme... More information

12.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Maldives Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. all visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure. You should arrange to take a private test. All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration form 24 hours before departure to and return from the Maldives. More information

12.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Japan Latest News: Third state of emergency extended, expanded; restrictions continue in several prefectures (OSAC, 10.05.2021). Requirements for visitors from multiple countries tightened amid COVID-19 concerns (The Mainichi, 29.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Japan: Foreign nationals who wish to enter Japan for work or study but do not have existing resident status and who have visited the UK or this list of countries in the past 14... More information

12.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Jordan Latest News: Jordan authorities partially reopen border posts with Saudi Arabia and Syria (Express Tribune, 03.05.2021). Jordanian government bans flights from India for 14 days (Janam TV, 26.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Jordan: Passengers who have been in the UK within the previous 14 days, including passengers who have passed through the UK in transit are permitted to enter Jordan and no longer subject to 14 days quarantine on ar... More information

12.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Maldives Latest news: Non-essential travel between some islands will be banned starting 4 May because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 03.05.2021). Government eases some travel restrictions (Business Traveller, 26.04.2021). Maldives authorities ban tourist travel from India from 27 April (Lokmat, 26.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Screening on arrival: Maldives reopened its borders on 15 July 2020. Effective from 16 December 2020, all visitors must present a negative... More information

12.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Mongolia Latest News: International Restrictions: *Entry to Mongolia: All international commercial flights and rail are suspended until at least 31 May 2021. All road border crossings to and from Russia are closed to foreign nationals. Borders between China and Mongolia are closed. The Mongolian government has indicated it may allow foreign nationals to travel to Mongolia on incoming charter flights if they meet certain criteria (a valid long-stay visa, p... More information

12.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Saudi Arabia Latest News: Government will lift suspension on citizens traveling abroad and open land, sea, air borders on 17 May (Reuters, 02.05.2021). Saudi Arabia bans incoming travel from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines (News Week Pakistan, 24.04.2021). Saudi Arabia flight resumption not applicable to 20 countries facing travel ban (Saudi Gazette , 21.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Saudi Arabia: In response to the spread... More information

12.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Thailand Latest News: Passengers on seven flights to, from Phuket between 15-26 April advised to report for COVID-19 testing (Thai PBS World, 01.05.2021). Thai Embassy suspends issuing certificates of entry for travelers from India (Reuters, 26.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform. You should keep up to date with... More information

12.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Sri Lanka Latest News: Authorities impose night travel ban until 31 May, blanket travel ban from 13-17 May (The Hindu, 12.05.2021). Health Ministry imposes new quarantine measures for all arriving travelers because of COVID-19 (Newsfirst, 12.05.2021). Government imposes inter-provincial travel restrictions, cancels all gatherings until 30 May because of COVID-19 (Yahoo, 11.05.2021). Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka imposes ban on air travelers entering from Ind... More information

12.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Saudi Arabia Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. Travellers from countries where cases of the new strain have been registered are required to quarantine at home for 7 days, and undergo a PCR test on the 6th day before ending quarantine. Travellers from all other countries are required to quarantine at home for 7 days, or 3 days followed by a negative PCR test. The Saudi authorities require anyone who is travelling from a country where the new strain of COVID-19 has s... More information

12.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Saudi Arabia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers are required to provide a negative PCR test certificate issued from a verified laboratory. All travellers will have their temperature checked, on arrival in Saudi Arabia. More information

12.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Oman Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. The results of the PCR test undertaken at the airport will be sent to your registered phone (usually within 24 hours). You should self-isolate until you receive the result. Arrivals to Oman must have booked their hotel – for mandatory self-isolation – through the HMushrif app. You must have proof of hotel accommodation and travel/health insurance which covers at least 30 days of COVID-19 treatment. You... More information

11.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Oman Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. If you are over the age of 16, you must take a PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival in Oman and complete an online pre-registration form. You will also need to have downloaded the Tara... More information

11.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Kuwait Latest News: Kuwait authorities suspend direct commercial flights from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka until further notice (KhaleejTimes, 10.05.2021). Unvaccinated nationals will not be able to travel abroad from 22 May (Reuters, 03.05.2021). Authorities in Kuwait suspend flights from India because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 24.04.2021). Government extends entry ban of foreign nationals until further notice (Gulf News, 04.04.2021). International Re... More information

11.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Malaysia Latest News: Nationwide movement control order will continue through 7 June (OSAC, 11.05.2021). Government will ban all inter-district and interstate travel from 10 May until 6 June because of COVID-19 (Straits Times, 09.05.2021). Malaysian government to temporarily ban flights to, from India (New Paper, 26.04.2021) International Restrictions: *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for foreign nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, the s... More information

11.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Oman Latest News: Oman authorities add Egypt and Philippines to travel ban list starting 7 May (Argus Media, 05.05.2021) Oman will bar entry to arrivals from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan starting 24 April (Reuters, 21.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: If you are unsure if you meet the requirements (or consider you have exceptional circumstances) to enter Oman please speak to your nearest Oman Embassy and/or yo... More information

11.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Philippines Latest News: Philippines government imposes tighter quarantine restrictions, testing requirements on incoming travelers regardless of vaccination status (Reuters, 07.05.2021). Davao authorities allow resumption of domestic, international flights (Sun Star, 06.05.2021). Philippines will ban entry of travelers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka from 7-14 May to prevent spread of COVID-19 variant (Reuters, 05.05.2021). Government extends COVID-19 res... More information

11.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Singapore Latest News: Government announces tighter curbs on social gatherings and stricter border measures (Reuters, 04.05.2021). Singapore to block entry to visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka from 2 May because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 30.04.2021). Travel bubble between HK and Singapore expected to begin on 26 May (Reuters, 25.04.2021) International Restrictions: *Entry to Singapore: *Entry to Singapore: Visitors, i... More information

11.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Singapore Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. All visitors must be granted permission to enter Singapore by the Singapore government and if granted permission to enter, you will be issued Stay at Home Notice (SHN) for at least 21 days. A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence. Ev... More information

11.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Singapore Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission. Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from the UK (and from most other countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. F All arrivals must have three PCR COVID-19 tests after arrival: one upon arrival in Singapore... More information

11.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Bangladesh Latest News: Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority suspends flights from Nepal from 10 May until further notice (Dhaka Tribune, 09.05.2021). Countrywide lockdown extended through 16 May (OSAC, 05.05.2021). Civil aviation authority allows international flights to resume with rules for some countries vulnerable to COVID-19 (NNB, 01.05.2021). Bangladesh authorities impose ban on entry of travelers from India via land ports; air travel also suspended (Xinhua, 26... More information

10.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Laos Latest News: Government extends lockdown restrictions until 20 May (China.org, 04.05.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Laos: The government of the Lao PDR has suspended the visa on arrival service at all international entry points. No visas are being issued to people travelling from a country with cases of COVID-19, including the UK. However, the Lao authorities may consider granting special entry permission for foreigners (experts, te... More information

10.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Bangladesh Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation or government facility. Bangladesh operates a number of quarantine regimes depending on where passengers are travelling from: - Passengers arriving from the UK, together with other countries not listed below, are required to complete a 14 day period of quarantine; - Passengers from, or who have visited within the previous 15 days, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Iran, Mongolia, Nepal, Om... More information

10.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Kyrgyzstan Latest News International Restrictions: *Entry to Kyrgyzstan: A negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours before your arrival by air is now needed for foreign citizens to enter Kyrgyzstan. If your journey is delayed and your results are outside the 72 hour period you will need to have a further PCR test on arrival. Requirements could change at short notice. Check with your airline before travel. For any questions on entry or exit requirements yo... More information

08.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Kyrgyzstan Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- if displaying symptoms. If you’re showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You’re likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home. More information

08.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Kyrgyzstan Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. A negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours before your arrival by air is now needed for foreign citizens to enter Kyrgyzstan. If your journey is delayed and your results are outside the 72 hour period you will need to have a further PCR test on arrival. More information

08.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Singapore Latest News: Government announces tighter curbs on social gatherings and stricter border measures (Reuters, 04.05.2021). Singapore to block entry to visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka from 2 May because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 30.04.2021). Travel bubble between HK and Singapore expected to begin on 26 May (Reuters, 25.04.2021) International Restrictions: *Entry to Singapore: Short term visitors from anywher... More information

07.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Turkey Latest News: Turkish authorities set to resume flights with Russia by 1 June (Trend, 04.05.2021). Restrictions and closures, including a full-time curfew, starting 29APR21 at 19:00 to 17MAY21 at 05:00 (OSAC, 27.04.2021). Iran set to close borders with Turkey to curb COVID-19 (Tehran Times, 03.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Turkey: Turkey has temporarily suspended direct passenger flights between the UK and Turkey. However, limite... More information

07.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Hong Kong Latest News: HK allows flights from Ireland, U.K.; ban continues for flights from Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa (AppleDaily,04.05.2021). HK suspends Turkish Airlines flights from 03-16 May (The Standard, 02.05.2021). Travel bubble between HK and Singapore expected to begin on 26 May (Reuters, 25.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Hong Kong: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/te... More information

07.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: yes (from from mainland china, taiwan and macao only) Quarantine: partial

Laos Latest News: Government extends lockdown restrictions until 20 May (China.org, 04.05.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry and borders: The government of the Lao PDR has suspended the visa on arrival service at all international entry points. No visas are being issued to people travelling from or transiting a country with ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. However, the authorities may consider granting entry permission for foreigners (experts, techni... More information

07.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Maldives Latest news: Non-essential travel between some islands will be banned starting 4 May because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 03.05.2021). Government eases some travel restrictions (Business Traveller, 26.04.2021). Maldives authorities ban tourist travel from India from 27 April (Lokmat, 26.04.2021). International Restrictions: *International travel: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes. Check with your travel comp... More information

07.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Hong Kong Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. Travellers will have to wait for test results, before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel. Travellers who have visited specified “very high risk” (UK and Ireland) or “high risk” (Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, F... More information

07.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: yes (from from mainland china, taiwan and macao only) Quarantine: partial

Vietnam Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Quarantine is mandatory for anyone who may have come in to contact with coronavirus inside Vietnam and for most coming to Vietnam Vietnamese government quarantine centres are basic. There are provisions for people who are exceptionally allowed to enter the country for work to be allowed to undertake quarantine in a hotel approved by the Ministry of Health. Anyone entering Vietnam from 1 September... More information

06.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

United Arab Emirates Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable, or a hotel or Government facility and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine. Once any quarantine period is complete you must continu... More information

06.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

United Arab Emirates Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Residents, tourists and visitors travelling from or through the UK and arriving in Dubai and Abu Dhabi must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test which was taken no more than 72 hours before departure and present the certificate at check in. Travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi will also be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival. Travellers arriving in Dubai may be required to unde... More information

06.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Bahrain Latest News: International Restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Bahrain on a reduced service. *Entry to Bahrain: Bahrain International Airport remains open, including for transit and transfer passengers. All arrivals aged 6 years and above, except for those transferring within the airport, will be required to undergo and pay for the enhanced arrivals testing procedure for COVID-19 and need to self-quarantine until the firs... More information

06.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Bangladesh Latest News: Countrywide lockdown extended through 16 May (OSAC, 05.05.2021). Civil aviation authority allows international flights to resume with rules for some countries vulnerable to COVID-19 (NNB, 01.05.2021). Bangladesh authorities impose ban on entry of travelers from India via land ports; air travel also suspended (Xinhua, 26.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Bangladesh: Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from cor... More information

06.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Malaysia Latest News: Movement control orders extended through 17 May (OSAC, 06.05.2021). Government will announce two-week movement control order in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor and Sarawak from 3 May (The Straits Times, 02.05.2021). Malaysian government to temporarily ban flights to, from India (New Paper, 26.04.2021) International Restrictions: *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for foreign nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, t... More information

06.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Maldives Latest news: Non-essential travel between some islands will be banned starting 4 May because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 03.05.2021). Government eases some travel restrictions (Business Traveller, 26.04.2021). Maldives authorities ban tourist travel from India from 27 April (Lokmat, 26.04.2021). International Restrictions: *International travel: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes. Check with your travel comp... More information

06.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Turkey Latest News: Turkish authorities set to resume flights with Russia by 1 June (Trend, 04.05.2021). Restrictions and closures, including a full-time curfew, starting 29APR21 at 19:00 to 17MAY21 at 05:00 (OSAC, 27.04.2021). Iran set to close borders with Turkey to curb COVID-19 (Tehran Times, 03.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Turkey: Turkey has temporarily suspended direct passenger flights between the UK and Turkey. However, limite... More information

06.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

United Arab Emirates Latest News: United Arab Emirates extends ban on entry for travelers coming from India until further notice (Reuters, 04.05.2021) International Restrictions: *Testing before arrival: COVID-19 entry requirements may change at short notice, and travellers to the UAE are strongly encouraged to check the specifics, including the time frames for undertaking COVID-19 PCR tests before departure with their airline before they travel. Further details are ava... More information

06.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Vietnam Latest News: Vietnamese aviation authorities propose resumption of international arrivals from several Asian countries from July; other regions from September (Bloomberg , 31.03.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Vietnam: Vietnam has suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are a very small number of exceptions for diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers. The... More information

06.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Mongolia Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. All incoming passengers are required to undertake 7 days quarantine in an approved hotel. PCR tests will be taken on the 5th and 7th days of quarantine. More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Mongolia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required. All incoming passengers are required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

India Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site or self-isolation at home. Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

India Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test. More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Vietnam Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. Vietnam uses community testing as a means to provide assurance that COVID-19 is not being transmitted undetected. Should you be asked to undertake testing, you should comply. Failure to comply can be an offence with significant punishments. More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

East Timor Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site or own accommodation. Following the presentation of a valid negative COVID 19 test, you will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine. More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

East Timor Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required / not known Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste. Following the presentation of a valid negative COVID... More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Cambodia Latest News: On April 25, Cambodian authorities lifted the ban on travel between provinces. However, a prohibition on travel to and from areas under lockdown, such as Phnom Penh, Ta Khmau, Sihanoukville, and parts of Poipet, remains. Authorities extended the existing curfew in Siem Reap until May 7 (OSAC, 28.04.2021). Government extends lockdown in Phnom Penh and Takmao until 5 May (Star Online, 27.04.2021). Government places Phnom Penh under lockdown beca... More information

05.05.2021
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India Latest News: Government imposes lockdown in Bihar from 5-15 May (Outlook India, 04.05.2021). Civil aviation authorities extend ban on scheduled international passenger flights until 31 May (Airport Technology, 03.05.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown in Delhi until 10 May (India Today, 01.05.2021). COVID-19 restrictions in Maharashtra extended to 15 May (Xinhua, 30.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Restrictions in response to coronavi... More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Jordan Latest News: Jordan authorities partially reopen border posts with Saudi Arabia and Syria (Express Tribune, 03.05.2021). Jordanian government bans flights from India for 14 days (Janam TV, 26.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Jordan: Passengers who have been in the UK within the previous 14 days, including passengers who have passed through the UK in transit are permitted to enter Jordan and no longer subject to 14 days quarantine on ar... More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Lebanon Latest News: National lockdown to be imposed during Orthodox Easter holiday 1-3 May because of COVID-19 (Arab News, 29.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Lebanon: Beirut’s Rafik Hariri international airport re-opened on 1 July 2020 and there are direct and indirect commercial flights operating daily. From 28 April, Lebanon has banned passengers travelling from India and Brazil unless they have spent at least 14 days in a third country... More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Mongolia Latest News: International Restrictions: *Entry to Mongolia: All international commercial flights and rail are suspended until at least 31 May 2021. All road border crossings to and from Russia are closed to foreign nationals. Borders between China and Mongolia are closed. The Mongolian government has indicated it may allow foreign nationals to travel to Mongolia on incoming charter flights if they meet certain criteria (a valid long-stay visa, p... More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

East Timor Latest News: State of emergency renewed through 1 June (OSAC). International Restrictions: *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has re-imposed the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders from 3 May 2021 to 1 June l 2021. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency declared by the President of the Republic, due to a recent increase in the community transmission of COVID-19 in Dili. During the above mentio... More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Vietnam Latest News: Vietnamese aviation authorities propose resumption of international arrivals from several Asian countries from July; other regions from September (Bloomberg , 31.03.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Vietnam: Vietnam has suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are a very small number of exceptions for diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers. The... More information

05.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Nepal Quarantine: Quarantine Requirement- Unknown where. The Government of Nepal is suspending almost all international flights from 06 May 2021 until at least 14 May 2021. When flights resume you will be required to booka hotel that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated). More information

04.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Nepal Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. The Government of Nepal is suspending almost all international flights from 06 May 2021 until at least 14 May 2021. When flights resume, you will be required to show a certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure or a complete vaccination against COVID-19. More information

04.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Bangladesh Latest News: Civil aviation authority allows international flights to resume with rules for some countries vulnerable to COVID-19 (NNB, 01.05.2021). Bangladesh authorities impose ban on entry of travelers from India via land ports; air travel also suspended (Xinhua, 26.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Bangladesh: Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from coronavirus-affected countries, should complete Health Declaration F... More information

04.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Brunei Latest News: International Resrictions: *Entry to Brunei: Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. Anyone seeking to enter or exit Brunei must apply for a permit from the Prime Minister’s Office at least 8 working days before the intended date of travel. See the Brunei Prime Minister’s Office website for further information, or contact the Brunei High Commission. Brunei has announced that travellers to Brunei will need to provide a negative COVID-19... More information

04.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Maldives Latest news: Non-essential travel between some islands will be banned starting 4 May because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 03.05.2021). Government eases some travel restrictions (Business Traveller, 26.04.2021). Maldives authorities ban tourist travel from India from 27 April (Lokmat, 26.04.2021). International Restrictions: *International travel: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes. Check with your travel comp... More information

04.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Nepal Latest News: Government suspend all flights until 14 May because of surge in COVID-19 cases (EFE, 03.05.2021). Nepali government suspends all domestic flights and international flights with Brazil, India, South Africa (China.org, 02.05.2021). COVID-19 related lockdown will be imposed in Kathmandu from 29 April - 5 May (OSAC, 27.04.2021). Indian-Nepal Border will be closed from 24 April because of health and security issues (Tegulu Bulletin, 12.04.2021).... More information

04.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Turkey Latest News: Restrictions and closures, including a full-time curfew, starting 29APR21 at 19:00 to 17MAY21 at 05:00 (OSAC, 27.04.2021). Iran set to close borders with Turkey to curb COVID-19 (Tehran Times, 03.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Turkey: Turkey has temporarily suspended direct passenger flights between the UK and Turkey. However, limited flights from Turkey to the UK continue. All arrivals into Turkey, except Turkish cit... More information

04.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Cambodia Latest News: On April 25, Cambodian authorities lifted the ban on travel between provinces. However, a prohibition on travel to and from areas under lockdown, such as Phnom Penh, Ta Khmau, Sihanoukville, and parts of Poipet, remains. Authorities extended the existing curfew in Siem Reap until May 7 (OSAC, 28.04.2021). Government extends lockdown in Phnom Penh and Takmao until 5 May (Star Online, 27.04.2021). Government places Phnom Penh under lockdown beca... More information

03.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Nepal Latest News: Government suspend all flights until 14 May because of surge in COVID-19 cases (La Prensa Latina, 03.05.2021). Nepali government suspends all domestic flights and international flights with Brazil, India, South Africa (China.org, 02.05.2021). COVID-19 related lockdown will be imposed in Kathmandu from 29 April - 5 May (OSAC, 27.04.2021). Indian-Nepal Border will be closed from 24 April because of health and security issues (Tegulu Bulletin, 12... More information

03.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Oman Latest News: Oman will bar entry to arrivals from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan starting 24 April (Reuters, 21.04.2021). Entry to country will be restricted to Omani nationals and residency holders from 8 April; additional COVID-19 restrictions announced (Arabian Business, 06.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: If you are unsure if you meet the requirements (or consider you have exceptional circumstances) t... More information

03.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Bahrain Latest News: International Restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Bahrain on a reduced service. *Entry to Bahrain: Bahrain International Airport remains open, including for transit and transfer passengers. All arrivals, except for those transferring within the airport, will be required to undergo and pay for the enhanced arrivals testing procedure for COVID-19 and need to self-quarantine until the first test results have bee... More information

02.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Philippines Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Passengers arriving at any international port of entry may be subjected to mandatory quarantine (for a maximum of 14 days) and/or need to undergo COVID-19 testing either on arrival or on the sixth day of quarantine at the quarantine facility or an assigned laboratory. You’re expected to pay the costs of your quarantine and/or COVID-19 testing. More information

01.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Philippines Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. Passengers arriving at any international port of entry may be subjected to mandatory quarantine (for a maximum of 14 days) and/or need to undergo COVID-19 testing either on arrival or on the sixth day of quarantine at the quarantine facility or an assigned laboratory. You’re expected to pay the costs of your quarantine and/or COVID-19 testing. More information

01.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Pakistan Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to COVID-19 test. If travelling by air, you will be subject to Rapid Antigen testing on arrival at airports in Pakistan. From 1 May Pakistan government guidelines state that those testing negative will then need to undergo 10 days of self-quarantine at home. Travellers who test positive will be moved to a self-paid facility for 10 days quarantine. A second PCR test will be conducted on the 8th day of quarantine... More information

01.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: yes Quarantine: partial

Pakistan Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Travellers are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. More information

01.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: yes Quarantine: partial

Pakistan Latest News: Authorities reduce inbound international flights to 20 percent from 5 until 20 May (Sify News, 01.05.2021) International Restrictions: *Entry to Pakistan: On 1 May, the Pakistan government announced that all flights to and from Pakistan would be cut to 20% of normal scheduled numbers between 5 and 20 May. The decision will be reviewed on 18 May. The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despi... More information

01.05.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: yes Quarantine: partial

Philippines Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 restrictions on movement in Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal from 1 May (Reuters, 28.04.2021). Philippines government will ban travelers coming from India until 14 May (Reuters, 27.04.2021). Travel restrictions extended until 30 April (Philippine News Agency, 19.04.2021). Civil aviation authority extends passenger limit on international arrivals at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Rappler, 12.04... More information

01.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Sri Lanka Latest News: Italian authorities imposed ban on people coming from Sri Lanka (Reuters, 29.04.2021). Flights between Sri lanka and India expected to resume after air bubble agreement finalized (CNBCTV18, 10.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Sri Lanka: Commercial airlines are operating outbound flights from Sri Lanka. Entry to Sri Lanka is subject to 14 days quarantine and PCR tests determined by the Health Authorities. Non-national re... More information

01.05.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Malaysia Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. From 29 April, anyone is obliged to quarantine for 14 days at a designated government facility. The list of countries may be found on the Ministry of Health website. Travellers from countries not on the list will have to quarantine for 10 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. More information

30.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Malaysia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. More information

30.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Hong Kong Latest News: Travel bubble between HK and Singapore expected to begin on 26 May (Reuters, 25.04.2021). Flights from India, Pakistan and Philippines suspended from 20 April to 4 May (Reuters, 18.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will deny entry to Hong Kong to travellers that have visited the UK, Brazil, Ireland or South Africa for more than two hours within the past... More information

30.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: yes (from from mainland china, taiwan and macao only) Quarantine: partial

Malaysia Latest News: Malaysian government to temporarily ban flights to, from India (New Paper, 26.04.2021) International Restrictions: *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for foreign nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, the situation is changing regularly, and any foreign national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally resi... More information

30.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

South Korea Latest News: South Korean government will partially lift ban on direct flights from U.K. on 9 May (The Korea Bizwire, 26.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Transiting in South Korea: All transit passengers receive a temperature check on arrival in Korea. Symptomatic individuals will be subject to a COVID-19 test and hospitalisation if found positive. Passengers who do not show symptoms and/or test negative may continue their journey. Transit pass... More information

30.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Thailand Latest News: Thai Embassy suspends issuing certificates of entry for travelers from India (Reuters, 26.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform. You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy London, Civil Aviation Authority of Th... More information

30.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Turkey Latest News: Restrictions and closures, including a full-time curfew, starting 29APR21 at 19:00 to 17MAY21 at 05:00 (OSAC, 27.04.2021). Iran set to close borders with Turkey to curb COVID-19 (Tehran Times, 03.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Turkey: Turkey has temporarily suspended direct passenger flights between the UK and Turkey. However, limited flights from Turkey to the UK continue. All arrivals into Turkey, except Turkish cit... More information

30.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

South Korea Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Korean nationals and long term foreign visitors with an Alien Registration Card and Korean residence, but without an official Korean government-approved vaccination certificate, may self-quarantine at home for 14 days. All other foreign short-term travellers without a Korean government-approved vaccination certificate must quarantine at a government-designated facility for 14 days. Individuals are requi... More information

30.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

South Korea Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All foreign nationals arriving in South Korea are required to provide a negative PCR test declaration, issued within 72 hours of departure. All arrivals – regardless of nationality and length of stay – are also required to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) after entering South Korea. More information

30.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

India Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 lockdown in Delhi until 10 May (India Today, 01.05.2021). COVID-19 restrictions in Maharashtra extended to 15 May (Xinhua, 30.04.2021). COVID-19-related suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended until 31 May (The Hindu, 30.04.2021). Tamil Nadu government extends state-wide night curfew and complete lockdown on Sundays until further notice because of COVID-19 (Live Mint, 29.04.2021). Karnataka... More information

29.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Iraq Latest News: International Restrictions: The High Committee on Combating Coronavirus on 13/01/2021 and for the sake of protecting health security in Kurdistan Region have decided to issue this decree: • FIRST: Preventing Iraqi Nationals’ travel via Kurdistan Region border points of entry to the following countries: (Britain, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain, Brazil, USA, I... More information

29.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Lebanon Latest News: National lockdown to be imposed during Orthodox Easter holiday 1-3 May because of COVID-19 (Arab News, 29.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Lebanon: Beirut’s Rafik Hariri international airport re-opened on 1 July 2020 and there are direct and indirect commercial flights operating daily. From 28 April, Lebanon has banned passengers travelling from India and Brazil unless they have spent at least 14 days in a third country... More information

29.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Qatar Latest News: International Restrictions: *Entry to Qatar: From 1 August 2020, British nationals currently outside of Qatar and holding a Qatar residence permit are allowed to enter the country, subject to receiving prior approval. From 29 November 2020, any resident leaving Qatar will automatically receive their Exceptional Entry Permit, and there will no longer be a need to apply through the Qatar Portal website. This permit will be available to pr... More information

29.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Qatar Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. From 25 April 2021, all residents returning to Qatar will be exempt from quarantine provided they have completed a vaccination course as recognised by MoPH Qatar (namely Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson), their last vaccination dose having been administered 14 days prior to entry to Qatar and are able to provide a negative PCR test certificate recognised by the Health Departme... More information

29.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Qatar Certification: COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known From 25 April 2021, all residents returning to Qatar will need to provide a negative PCR test certificate, recognised by the Health Department in the departing country. This test having been taken no more than 72 hours before arrival into Qatar. More information

29.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Turkey Latest News: Restrictions and closures, including a full-time curfew, starting 29APR21 at 19:00 to 17MAY21 at 05:00 (OSAC, 27.04.2021). Nationwide 82-hour-long holiday curfew set to begin in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (AA, 22.04.2021). Iran set to close borders with Turkey to curb COVID-19 (Tehran Times, 03.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Turkey: Turkey has temporarily suspended direct passenger flights between the UK and Turk... More information

28.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Bangladesh Latest News: Updated Quarantine Requirements to Enter Bangladesh flying to/from China, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and the U.A.E. effective immediately, until April 28 (OSAC, 26.04.2021). Bangladesh authorities impose ban on entry of travelers from India via land ports because of COVID-19; air travel also suspended (Xinhua, 26.04.2021). Countrywide lockdown continues from 21-28 April; flights limited in bid to halt spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 21.04... More information

28.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Qatar Effective 25 April 2021, all passengers travelling to Qatar as their final destination need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR taken within 72 hours prior to their scheduled arrival time in Doha. Effective 29 April 2021, passengers arriving or transiting in Qatar who have been in or transited through India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to their schedu... More information

27.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Bahrain Latest News: International Restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Bahrain on a reduced service. *Entry to Bahrain: Bahrain International Airport remains open, including for transit and transfer passengers, and visas on arrival are available for UK nationals. All arrivals, except for those transferring within the airport, will be required to undergo and pay for the enhanced arrivals testing procedure for COVID-19 and need to... More information

27.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Georgia Latest News International Restrictions: *International travel: Georgia’s airspace reopened on 1 February, however the schedule of commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. Land and sea borders remain closed. *Entry to Georgia: Foreign citizens from a limited number of countries, including the UK, are now allowed to enter Georgia by air under the following conditions: (1) Unrestricted entry for citizens of any country, including th... More information

27.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: International Restrictions: *Entry to Myanmar: The government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 28 February 2021 at the earliest. It will then review the situation. Residents of the UK, or those who have visited the UK within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Those not travelling from the United Kingdom, including British Nationals, shoul... More information

27.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Turkey Latest News: Restrictions and closures, including a full-time curfew, starting 29APR21 at 19:00 to 17MAY21 at 05:00 (OSAC, 27.04.2021). Nationwide 82-hour-long holiday curfew set to begin in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (AA,22.04.2021). Iran set to close borders with Turkey to curb COVID-19 (Tehran Times, 03.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Turkey: Turkey has temporarily suspended direct passenger flights between the UK and Turke... More information

27.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Georgia Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR. Mandatory 14-day quarantine has now been imposed on anyone who has been in India in the previous 14-day period. More information

27.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial