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Latest country restrictions:

Total doses
given
3.4B
People fully
vaccinated
1.3B
% Fully
vaccinated
89.17%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersBritish nationals normally 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.Eligibility for visas for travel to China remains restricted. At present, visas are issued for:applicants who have obtained an “Invitation Letter” or “Verification Confirmation of Invitation” issued by a provincial foreign affairs office or department of commerce (M or F visa)applicants who have obtained a “Notification Letter of Foreigners Work Permit” (Z visa)applicants intending to visit a family member with a Z, M, or F visaapplicants intending to visit a family...
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Total doses
given
22.3M
People fully
vaccinated
7.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
22.65%
Crossing Rules:
Vaccination requirementsPassengers aged 18 years and older must hold proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.Test requirements Passengers must present a printed or digital copy of a negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 72 hours or a negative antigen test result obtained within 24 hours prior to departure. The test result is required for all passengers, including children and infants.Quarantine and testing on arrivalAll passengers will be subject to an rapid antigen test on arrival. Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers may be required to quarantine in a government or medical facility regardless of the test result. Passengers who are asymptomatic may quarantine...
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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
19.4M
People fully
vaccinated
6.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
74.26%
Airline Updates:
Austrian Airlines expands flight connections between Vienna and Berlin ahead of winter.
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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
7.5M
People fully
vaccinated
2.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
104.37%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersThe requirements for entering Qatar can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website, along with full details of Qatar’s travel and return policy.With effect from Sunday 4 September all visitors travelling to Qatar aged 6 and above regardless of vaccination status, must bring a PCR test certificate with a negative result valid for 48 hours or a Rapid Antigen test certificate valid for 24 hours ahead of the scheduled departure time of the flight to Qatar. A Rapid Antigen self-test will not be considered valid for travel.Visitors must also register via Ehteraz, the Ministry of Public Health’s...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR / RAT
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / RAT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
-
People fully
vaccinated
10.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
55.19%
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All travellersUK nationals no longer need a visa to enter Kazakhstan, unless they are residents. Visitors are strongly advised to have proof of either an onward or return journey as visa-free entry is for 30 days.You will need to provide details of where you are staying in Kazakhstan and confirm you will abide by all coronavirus restrictions.If you’re fully vaccinatedEffective from 8 June 2022, Kazakhstan has removed the requirement of COVID-19 vaccination and PCR certificates for entry.Proof of vaccination statusKazakhstan recognised the UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record; however, from 8 June 2022 you are not required to show proof...
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Total doses
given
62M
People fully
vaccinated
20.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
85.37%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersThe Central Epidemic Command Centre has announced that starting from 12 September 2022, Taiwan will reinstate visa-exempt entry for British passport holders. British visitors will be permitted to spend up to 90 days in Taiwan under this scheme for tourism, international exchanges and business purposes.If you are unsure whether you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or have further questions about the resumption of the visa-exempt entry scheme, you should contact your local Taipei representative office or embassy before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed so may change at short notice.Passengers entering Taiwan under the visa-exempt...
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Total doses
given
437.9M
People fully
vaccinated
170.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
62.36%
Crossing Rules:
Entry restrictionsVisitor visas and limited stay visas issued by Indonesia to nationals of India are currently suspended.Passengers are not permitted to enter or transit though Indonesia. This includes seaman. This does not apply to the following passengers: Passengers with a visit visa;Passengers with a limited stay visa;Passengers with a diplomatic, official or service stay permit; Passengers with a diplomatic or public service visa; Passengers holding an Indonesia Temporary Residence Card (KITAS) or Indonesia Permanent Residence Card (KITAP), provided they also hold a valid re-entry permit stamp issued by Indonesia;  Passengers with a valid visa or residence visa, and the visa is...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / ISO
Total doses
given
-
People fully
vaccinated
6.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
63.90%
Quarantine:
13/05/20 launch of the contact tracing app called “VírusRadar” on 13 May 2020. With the use of this application; the users can provide information; after that they proved to be infected by COVID-19; for the relevant authorities on the people they have been closer than 2 metres for more than 20 minutes in the last 2 weeks. The app uses Bluetooth technology; and stores the anonymised data on the devices. The system is ready to use by epidemiological authorities.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
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Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
21.4M
People fully
vaccinated
7.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
73.13%
Quarantine:
Quarantine regime of 14 days for possible contacts established.; 05/01/2022 There is no longer quarantine for covid contacts if they are vaccinated.;
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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
362.1K
People fully
vaccinated
164.8K
% Fully
vaccinated
40.40%
Full Restrictions:
COVID-19 entry restrictionsInformation on COVID-19 entry restrictions can change at short notice. Check the Ministry of Tourism’s website for the latest information.All travellersAs of 20 September 2022, the COVID-19 testing requirement for entering The Bahamas have been eliminated. All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, are no longer required to submit to pre-travel COVID-19 testing to enter the country.If you’re transiting through The BahamasTransiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.If you are transiting through The Bahamas on your way to another country and not passing through immigration, you need to follow the latest guidance...
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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
11.1M
People fully
vaccinated
4.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
81.26%
Vaccination:
If a high level of vaccination of residents and staff has been achieved two visits per week should be facilitated on compassionate grounds at framework levels 3; 4 and 5. Removal of the limit on duration of visits to 1 hour (unless a limit is required for operational reasons). Residents who have recovered from COVID-19 should be regarded as equivalent to vaccinated residents for 6 months after diagnosis; 22/02/2022: lifting of restrictions.
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Total doses
given
27.6M
People fully
vaccinated
9.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
78.89%
Public Place:
Visits allowed following restrictions. Visits in all their forms are canceled to limit the risk of infection; 01/11/2021: visits allowed with the COVID Safe Ticket.
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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
12M
People fully
vaccinated
4.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
75.02%
Public Place:
Visitors to care centres again allowed; though on case-by-case decision of the health staff under consideration of risks and benefits.;03/02/2021: If both the nursing home resident and the visitor have been vaccinated; they can now have physical contact. Vaccinated residents may also have close contact with a limited number of unvaccinated visitors; the same over time. It takes 1-2 weeks after the last dose before the vaccine provides full protection.; 24/02/2021: Vaccinated elderly people living at home may have close physical contact with a limited number of unvaccinated people; and the same over time. They should not be in close...
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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
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.09%
Other:
22/7/2022: Employers must arrange anti-epidemic measures in the workplace such as ventilation; disinfection; instruction of personnel about personal hygiene; as well as; where possible; allowing staff to work from home.
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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
11.1M
People fully
vaccinated
4.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
81.26%
Public Place:
New HPSC guidance published 11/03/2021; implementation 22/03/2021. At framework levels 1 and 2 visits are not limited. This applies regardless of vaccination status. At framework levels 3 and 4 one visit per week by one person should be facilitated on general compassionate grounds. This applies regardless of vaccination status. At framework level 5 one visit every two weeks by one person should be facilitated on general compassionate grounds. This applies regardless of vaccination status. If a high level of vaccination of residents and staff has been achieved two visits per week should be facilitated on compassionate grounds at framework levels...
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