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Travelban, new rules and unexpected flying restrictions:

Latest country restrictions:

Total doses
given
87.1M
People fully
vaccinated
36.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
70.65%
Airline Updates:
Avianca renews its technology and distribution agreement with Amadeus.
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
A negative PCR test result tested within 72 hours prior to departure or a negative antigen test result tested within 48 hours prior to departure required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Passengers must complete the registration on the Check-Mig website
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
95.2M
People fully
vaccinated
38.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
35.33%
Airline Updates:
EgyptAir will from 11JAN22l offer four flights a week between Johannesburg and Cairo.
More information
Masks
Not required
COVID-19 test
Not required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
95.5M
People fully
vaccinated
40.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
85.53%
Airline Updates:
IAG to pay Air Europa parent $85 million as deal falls through.
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Masks
Masks are required for flights, unless they have a condition that prevents this. Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test tested within 72 hours prior to arrival required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Unvaccinated passengers must complete the FCS health control form and present the generated QR code on arrival
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
151.2M
People fully
vaccinated
53.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
62.67%
Airline Updates:
Turkish Airlines will resume flights from Istanbul to Johannesburg and Cape Town from 18DEC21.
More information
Masks
Not required
COVID-19 test
Not required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
24.9M
People fully
vaccinated
9.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
104.56%
Airline Updates:
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches Moscow Vnukovo service.
More information
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test tested within 48 hours prior to departure is required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Passengers must complete a Covid-19 Screening Registration prior to travelling if travelling to emirates other than Abu Dhabi or Dubai
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Required unless arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR
Total doses
given
24.9M
People fully
vaccinated
9.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
104.56%
Airline Updates:
Emirates to operate flights at full capacity to Brisbane as Australian city eases restrictions.
More information
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test tested within 48 hours prior to departure is required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Passengers must complete a Covid-19 Screening Registration prior to travelling if travelling to emirates other than Abu Dhabi or Dubai
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Required unless arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR
Total doses
given
1.6M
People fully
vaccinated
1.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
4.49%
Airline Updates:
An Air Madagascar flight from Paris inaugurates the official opening of the new terminal at Ivato Airport.
More information
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative RT-PCR test obtained within 72 hours prior to departure required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): PCR / ISO
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / ISO
Total doses
given
157.4M
People fully
vaccinated
72.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
63.27%
Airline Updates:
Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific cancel more flights on 17 December because of Typhoon Odette
More information
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative RT-PCR test result tested within 48 hours prior to departure or a professionally administered negative antigen test result tested within 24 hours prior to departure required for unvaccinated passengers
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Passengers must submit a Case Investigation Form (e-CIF) upon arrival
Vaccination
Required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are not residing in Cebu province (non-residents in Cebu) will be required to present a letter of acceptance (LOA) obtained from their local government unit (LGU) of destination when travelling to Cebu.
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / ISO
Total doses
given
7.3M
People fully
vaccinated
2.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
102.04%
Airline Updates:
Qatar Airways restores pre-pandemic inflight service.
More information
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test within 48 hours prior to departure is required
Quarantine
7 days required
Passenger Locator Form
Passengers must download the 'Ehteraz' tracking app onto their phone prior to arrival
Health form
Passengers may be required to hold proof of hotel quarantine accommodation
Vaccination
Passengers must hold an original Covid-19 vaccination certificate, exemptions apply
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Passengers may need to obtain authorization to travel issued by local government
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): LFT
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT / ISO
Total doses
given
25.5M
People fully
vaccinated
10.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
77.36%
Airline Updates:
Effective 16DEC21, RwandAir’s flights between Rwanda and South Africa have been reinstated.
More information
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Not required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Passengers are advised to hold international travel insurance
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR / LFT
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
465.6M
People fully
vaccinated
170.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
79.71%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 17.12.20211. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to nationals andresidents of Brazil. 2. Passengers and airline crew entering or transiting through Brazil must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days beforedeparture from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English, Portuguese or Spanish. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Brazil; - passengersyounger than 12 years; - passengers with a letter issued...
More information
Masks
Mask is required in some regions and areas of the country
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test tested within 72 hours or a negative antigenic test result issued within 24 hours prior to departure is required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
A Traveller's Health Declaration must be completed prior to travel
Vaccination
Required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR / LFT
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): No Entry
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): No Entry
Total doses
given
302.4M
People fully
vaccinated
102.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
82.29%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 17.12.20211. Until 31 December 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Japan; - spouses or children of nationals of Japan; - special permanentresidents of Japan; - spouses or children of permanent residents of Japan; - US military personnel, civilian personnel, and their dependents. They must have SOFA status and havethe required documents stipulated in Article IX of the US-Japan Status of Forces Agreement; - passengers with a "D" visa (only (D) as Diplomat) or an "S" visa (only (S) as Spouse,Child of Japanese or (S) as Spouse of Permanent...
More information
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
A printed negative test tested within 72 hours prior to departure is required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Passengers must download to their phone a Location information-confirming app, video call app and Covid-19 Contact-Confirming Application
Health form
Passengers must complete an online questionnaire and present the generated QR code on arrival
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
May be required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR
Total doses
given
21.3M
People fully
vaccinated
7.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
21.68%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 17.12.20211. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Angola; - passengers with a work permit issued by Angola; - passengers returning viaAngola to their country of residence; - passengers with a visa issued by Angola. 2. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English orPortuguese. 3. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 rapid test upon arrival. 4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days. - This does...
More information
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test tested within 72 hours prior to departure and antigen rapid test tested within 24 hours prior to departure on arrival required
Quarantine
7 days required
Passenger Locator Form
Passengers must complete a Travel Registration within 72 hours prior to departure
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): LFT
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): LFT / ISO
Total doses
given
18.9M
People fully
vaccinated
7.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
17.74%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 17.12.20211. Passengers arriving from India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Baghdad (BGW) or Najaf (NJF). 2. Nationals of India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Najaf (NJF). 3. Nationals of Indonesia are not allowed to enter Iraq via Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF). 4. Passengers traveling to Baghdad (BGW) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The testresult must be in Arabic or English. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years. They will be subject to a...
More information
Masks
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test obtained within 72 hours prior to departure required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):
Total doses
given
157.4M
People fully
vaccinated
72.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
63.27%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 17.12.20211. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Andorra, France, Monaco, Northern Mariana Isl., Reunion, San Marino, South Africa or Switzerland, are not allowed to enter. -This does not apply to: - nationals of the Philippines on Bayanihan flights or repatriation flights; - passengers with diplomatic or official passports and their family members; -passengers who only transited through Andorra, France, Monaco, Northern Mariana Isl., Reunion, San Marino, South Africa or Switzerland. 2. Passengers arriving from Andorra, France, Monaco, Northern Mariana Isl., Reunion, San Marino, South Africa or Switzerland , must enter the Philippines via Angeles...
More information
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative RT-PCR test result tested within 48 hours prior to departure or a professionally administered negative antigen test result tested within 24 hours prior to departure required for unvaccinated passengers
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Passengers must submit a Case Investigation Form (e-CIF) upon arrival
Vaccination
Required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are not residing in Cebu province (non-residents in Cebu) will be required to present a letter of acceptance (LOA) obtained from their local government unit (LGU) of destination when travelling to Cebu.
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / ISO