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Total doses
given
13.6M
People fully
vaccinated
4.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
84.35%
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All travellersConakry airport is open. You should contact your airline or travel company for the latest information about flights.All British nationals need a visa to enter or live in Guinea.For more information, see the Visas section.If you need further information about entry requirements, contact the local immigration authorities or the nearest Guinean Embassy.From 3 May 2023, COVID-19 travel restrictions for travellers to Guinea have been lifted. The following rules that previously applied to travellers coming to Guinea no longer apply:you are no longer required to present proof of vaccinationyou are no longer required to show proof of a negative PCR...
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Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
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Total doses
given
383.7M
People fully
vaccinated
103.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
83.40%
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Test on arrivalPassengers with Covid-19 symptoms will be subject to an antigen test on arrival. If the test result is positive, passengers must quarantine at a designated facility.
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Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR
Total doses
given
3.5B
People fully
vaccinated
1.3B
% Fully
vaccinated
89.54%
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All travellersBritish nationals need a visa to enter mainland China, including Hainan Island, but not Hong Kong or Macao. Separate Travel Advice for Hong Kong can be found here.All visa applicants aged between 14 and 70 inclusive need to make their visa application in person at a Visa Application Centre. As part of the application process, biometric data (scanned fingerprints) has to be provided. The Chinese Visa Application Centres in London, Manchester and Edinburgh are operating and details of opening hours are on their respective websites. The Application Centre in Belfast remains closed.For further information on categories, and the process...
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Total doses
given
505.7K
People fully
vaccinated
237.9K
% Fully
vaccinated
38.49%
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Total doses
given
572.7K
People fully
vaccinated
257.5K
% Fully
vaccinated
10.78%
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All travellersPassengers entering Gabon are no longer required to show a negative COVID-19 test at Libreville airport, nor are they subject to mandatory testing at Libreville airport.You may be asked to present a negative PCR test on departure. Consult your airline before you travel.If you’re fully vaccinatedEntry requirements for Gabon are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.Proof of vaccination statusYou don’t need to provide your vaccination status for entry to Gabon.If you’re not fully vaccinatedEntry requirements for Gabon are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past yearEntry...
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Total doses
given
383.7M
People fully
vaccinated
103.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
83.40%
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All travellersAll travellers arriving into Japan from 29 April will no longer be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a COVID-19 test result for travellers who are not vaccinated. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs websites have details of the entry requirements for all travellers to Japan, including the ‘fast track’ entry system. Rules may be subject to change at short notice.Flight length and routing may be impacted by the current situation in Ukraine.It is illegal to work in Japan without the correct visa, however informal or temporary the work....
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR
Total doses
given
3.3M
People fully
vaccinated
2.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
44.54%
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Test requirementsUnvaccinated passengers: Passengers must hold a negative RT-PCR test result tested within 72 hours prior to arrival.Vaccinated passengers: Test is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with 3 doses of the vaccine.Form requirements Passengers are required to complete a health form upon arrival in Central African Republic.
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Total doses
given
263.9K
People fully
vaccinated
112K
% Fully
vaccinated
49.25%
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Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
133M
People fully
vaccinated
81.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
37.20%
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Entry restrictions Passengers holding a residence permit issued by Nigeria that expired outside the country after 23rd March 2020 are permitted to return.Form requirementsPassengers are advised to submit a completed online Health Declaration Form prior to travel. Paper-based versions will be provided on arrival for passengers unable to fill the form online.
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Total doses
given
737.7K
People fully
vaccinated
321.2K
% Fully
vaccinated
3.17%
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Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)Entry to Papua New GuineaFrom 6 October 2022 there are no COVID-19 restrictions for international travel into PNG. The latest information on the removal of restrictions can be found on the National Control Centre for COVID-19 Facebook page.Regular entry requirementsVisasYou need a visa to enter Papua New Guinea. Entry clearance can be arranged on-line through the Papua New Guinea Immigration & Citizenship Authority (PNGICA). Entry requirements can change so check the latest information with the PNGICA before travelling. The visa on arrival service is currently suspended.Passport validityYour passport should be valid for a minimum...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
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Total doses
given
4.1M
People fully
vaccinated
1.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
32.53%
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Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
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Total doses
given
25.3M
People fully
vaccinated
12.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
43.20%
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Total doses
given
9M
People fully
vaccinated
2.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
84.82%
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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
22.5M
People fully
vaccinated
6.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
66.66%
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Travel from and to UkraineFCDO advises against all travel to Ukraine, including from Belarus.British nationals cannot currently cross the Belarus-Ukraine border. If you travelled to Belarus from Ukraine and need assistance, contact the British Embassy Minsk on +375 17 229 8200 or send an enquiry using the web contact form.Travel from and to RussiaFCDO advises against all travel to Russia, including from Belarus.If you travelled to Belarus from Russia and need assistance, contact the British Embassy Minsk on +375 17 229 8200.The Russian government states that there are no legal grounds for foreigners (including British nationals) to cross the Russia-Belarus...
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