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Latest country restrictions:

Total doses
given
4.9M
People fully
vaccinated
3.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
11.45%
Full Restrictions:
VisasYou will need a visa to enter Cameroon.Visa applications should be made online, through the visa portal. There have been technical problems with this online visa system since its implementation in May 2023, which has prevented many from obtaining visas.There is currently no visa-on-arrival service at either Yaoundé or Douala International Airport. If you travel to Cameroon by road or sea you must obtain a physical visa before arrival. E-visas will not be issued at land or sea borders.If you have a query about your immigration status while in Cameroon, contact the General Delegation for National Security in Yaoundé (telephone:...
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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
3.5B
People fully
vaccinated
1.3B
% Fully
vaccinated
89.54%
Crossing Rules:
Mask requirementsPassengers are advised to wear a mask in the airport and during their flight to China.Form requirementsAll passengers must complete the "Health Declaration Form" here on entry and exit from China. The form will only be valid for 24 hours starting from being completed. Passengers entering China through Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) are not permitted to enter unless they are holding a QR code confirming that they have registered online here. They are also required to complete a "Declaration Form" before boarding their flights. Passengers must ensure that they have checked the information on the website of the Chinese...
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Total doses
given
13.9M
People fully
vaccinated
4.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
46.94%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersAll travellers should familiarise themselves with the entry rules for Azerbaijan before travel.From 28 March 2023, COVID-19 travel restrictions for travellers to Azerbaijan were lifted. The rules that previously applied to travellers coming to Azerbaijan no longer apply: you are no longer required to present proof of vaccination.If you’re fully vaccinatedEntry requirements for Azerbaijan are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.If you’re not fully vaccinatedEntry requirements for Azerbaijan are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.Children and young peopleThere are no specific requirements for children and young people.If you’re transiting through AzerbaijanTransiting...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
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Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
1.4M
People fully
vaccinated
471.6K
% Fully
vaccinated
88.42%
Full Restrictions:
COVID-19 rulesThere are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering Malta.Passport validity requirementsTo travel to Malta, you must follow the Schengen area passport requirements.To enter Malta (and all Schengen countries) your passport must:have a ‘date of issue’ less than 10 years before the date you arrive. Passports issued after 1 October 2018 are now valid for only 10 years, but for passports issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added if you renewed a passport earlyhave an ‘expiry date’ at least 3 months after the day you plan to leaveCheck with your travel provider that...
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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
69.3K
People fully
vaccinated
23.6K
% Fully
vaccinated
70.15%
Full Restrictions:
COVID-19 rulesThere are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering San Marino.Passport validity requirementsTo travel to San Marino, you must follow the Schengen area passport requirements.To enter San Marino (and all Schengen countries) your passport must:have a ‘date of issue’ less than 10 years before the date you arrive. Passports issued after 1 October 2018 are now valid for only 10 years, but for passports issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added if you renewed a passport earlyhave an ‘expiry date’ at least 3 months after the day you plan to leaveCheck with your...
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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
-
People fully
vaccinated
-
% Fully
vaccinated
-
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COVID-19 rulesThere are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering St Martin and St Barthélemy.Passport validity requirementsYour passport must have at least 3 months’ validity remaining after the date you intend to leave St Martin and St Barthélemy.Visa requirementsIf you hold a British citizen passport, you do not need a visa to enter St Martin or St Barthélemy for stays of up to 3 months. If you hold another type of British passport or want to stay longer than 3 months, check with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs or contact the Consulate General of France in the...
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Total doses
given
187.4M
People fully
vaccinated
79.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
55.08%
Full Restrictions:
Entry restrictionsEffective from 21 October 2022 Russia has removed the requirement to produce a negative PCR test. Random testing may still take place on arrival in Russia. Check with your airline before you travel to keep up to date with the latest requirements.Currently there are a limited number of air links and rail routes to Russia due to sanctions.All foreign travellers arriving in RussiaThe FCDO advises against all travel to Russia.Check the specific COVID-19 test requirements airlines have in place in advance of your flight. Airlines may refuse boarding if their requirements are not met.Testing/screening on arrivalPassengers arriving by air...
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Total doses
given
112.7M
People fully
vaccinated
42.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
38.15%
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Passport validity requirementsYour passport must be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive. Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements. Renew your passport if you need to.Visa requirementsBritish passport holders travelling to Egypt normally need a visa. Visa processing fees are non-refundable.We advise you to get a visa before you travel, particularly if travelling for work or business. You can apply for a visa from the official Visa2Egypt portal or at your nearest Egyptian Consulate. Tourist visas granted using the e-visa system are valid for a maximum of...
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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
90.5M
People fully
vaccinated
37M
% Fully
vaccinated
71.36%
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All travellersYou will be required to show an onward or return ticket valid within the 90 day period allowed for their entry into Colombia as a visitor.Between 24 hours and 1 hour before departure, you must fill out the ‘Check-Mig’ form , available on the Migración Colombia website. You will receive a confirmation email that you will need to present upon arrival in Colombia.While the use of surgical masks for air passengers is now voluntary, masks (and their equivalents) are recommended by Colombian authorities for passengers above 60 years of age and those with pre-existing health conditions.Colombia’s land, sea and river...
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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
15M
People fully
vaccinated
4.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
80.11%
Full Restrictions:
COVID-19 rulesThere are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for passengers entering Denmark, Greenland or the Faroe Islands.Passport validity requirementsTo travel to Denmark, you must follow the Schengen area passport requirements.To enter Denmark (and all Schengen countries) your passport must:have a ‘date of issue’ less than 10 years before the date you arrive. Passports issued after 1 October 2018 are now valid for only 10 years, but for passports issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added if you renewed a passport earlyhave an ‘expiry date’ at least 3 months after the day you plan to leaveContact...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
18.8M
People fully
vaccinated
14.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
14.54%
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All travellersAll British passport holders need to get a visa before travelling to the DRC. See Visas section for more information.There is a departure tax of $55 per passenger on international flights and $10 per passenger on domestic flights. These are official fees paid when checking in. Get an official receipt plus a copy for each fee. You should hand the originals on request to immigration and at boarding, and keep the copies.From July 2023 the DRC government removed all COVID-19 related controls related to entry into the country. Exit related controls were removed in 2022. The DRC no longer...
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Total doses
given
37.9M
People fully
vaccinated
15M
% Fully
vaccinated
52.88%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersFrom 4 May 2023, all COVID-19 specific entry requirements are suspended. Venezuela no longer requires any proof of vaccination, a negative test result nor a COVID-19 recovery certificate to enter the country, regardless of your vaccination status.All travellers are still required to complete a Passenger Locator Form (Formulario de Localización de Pasajero) upon arrival at port of entry.Transiting through Venezuela on your way to another country is permitted. See Check your passport and travel documents before you travel below.For further information about transiting through Venezuela please contact your airline or tour operator.Check your passport and travel documents before you travelIf you’re visiting...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
16.8M
People fully
vaccinated
8.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
42.42%
Full Restrictions:
COVID-19 rulesThere are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering Romania.Passport validity requirementsTo enter Romania your passport must:have a ‘date of issue’ less than 10 years before the date you arrive. Passports issued after 1 October 2018 are now valid for only 10 years, but for passports issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added if you renewed a passport earlyhave an ‘expiry date’ at least 3 months after the day you plan to leaveCheck the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the latest guidance on passport validity.Contact the Romanian embassy in the UK if you...
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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
7.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
105.83%
Full Restrictions:
COVID-19 rulesCountries may restrict travel or bring in rules at short notice. Check with your travel company or airline for changes.If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.Visit TravelHealthPro (from the UK’s National Travel Health Network and Centre) for general COVID-19 advice for travellers.Travel to QatarThere is information about Qatar’s COVID-19 travel and return policy on Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health website.You may need to have thermal screening or temperature checks when you arrive in Qatar at air, land or sea ports.InsuranceIf...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / RAT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
74.3K
People fully
vaccinated
26.5K
% Fully
vaccinated
67.25%
Full Restrictions:
COVID-19 rulesThere are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering Liechtenstein.Passport validity requirementsTo travel to Liechtenstein, you must follow the Schengen area passport requirements.To enter Liechtenstein (and all Schengen countries) your passport must:have a ‘date of issue’ less than 10 years before the date you arrive. Passports issued after 1 October 2018 are now valid for only 10 years, but for passports issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added if you renewed a passport earlyhave an ‘expiry date’ at least 3 months after the day you plan to leaveCheck with your travel provider that...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None