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Travelban, new rules and unexpected flying restrictions:

Latest country restrictions:

Total doses
given
38M
People fully
vaccinated
19.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
32.63%
Airline Updates:
Airlink suspends flights between Johannesburg and Luanda because of COVID-19 variant concerns, plans to offer repatriation flights.
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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
16.7M
People fully
vaccinated
6M
% Fully
vaccinated
68.78%
Airline Updates:
Lufthansa Swiss subsidiaries continue to travel to South Africa.
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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
152.5M
People fully
vaccinated
53.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
62.31%
Airline Updates:
Turkish Airlines dismisses media report it wants to buy Portugal's TAP.
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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
24.9M
People fully
vaccinated
9.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
103.72%
Airline Updates:
flydubai to increase flights to Zagreb from Dubai from 27DEC21.
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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
24.9M
People fully
vaccinated
9.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
103.72%
Airline Updates:
Emirates to operate 4 weekly flights to South Africa from 01DEC21.
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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
24.9M
People fully
vaccinated
9.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
103.72%
Airline Updates:
Emirates warns Omicron could cause 'significant traumas' for aviation industry.
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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
3.5M
People fully
vaccinated
1.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
83.32%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 30.11.20211. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed toenter. - This does not apply to nationals and residents of Bahrain. 2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a residence permitissued by Bahrain; - passengers with an e-visa obtained before departure; - passengers who can obtain a visa on arrival; - military personnel; - passengers with: - a COVID-19vaccination certificate issued in...
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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
444.5M
People fully
vaccinated
174.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
63.20%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 30.11.20211. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Indonesia; - passengers with a Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP); -passengers with a diplomatic or service visa; - passengers with a diplomatic or service stay permit; - passengers with an e-visit visa with a visa number ending with LN; -passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card; - passengers traveling under the Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA); - participants of the G20 event with a diplomatic assignmentletter issued by their government and invitation letter from the Ministry of Indonesia; -...
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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
154.7M
People fully
vaccinated
58.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
66.07%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 30.11.20211. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are not allowed toenter. - This does not apply to nationals and residents of Iran. 2. Passengers entering or transiting through Iran, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The testresult must be in English or approved by an Iranian consulate. - This does not apply to passengers 12 years and younger. 3. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English,...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):
Total doses
given
18.3M
People fully
vaccinated
6.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
65.17%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 30.11.20211. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Israel; - passengers with an authorization letter issued by thePopulation and Immigration Authority; - passengers with an A/1, A/2, A/3, A/4, A/5, B/1, B/3 or B/4 visa. 2. Passengers must complete an "Entry Statement" at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Israel athttps://www.gov.il/en/service/request-entry-to-israel-covid19 . They will receive an electronic approval from the Ministry of Health. They will receive an electronic approval fromthe Ministry of Health and a Green Pass which must be presented...
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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
7.1M
People fully
vaccinated
3M
% Fully
vaccinated
66.62%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 30.11.20211. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: -nationals and residents of Oman; - passengers with a diplomatic passport. 2. Passengers must register at https://covid19.emushrif.om/ before departure. - This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty. 3. Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses for at least 1 month. - This does not apply to nationals of Oman. 4. Passengers must have: - a negative COVID-19 PCR test...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): No Entry
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): No Entry
Total doses
given
302M
People fully
vaccinated
132.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
56.09%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 30.11.20211. Passengers arriving from Armenia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iraq, Lesotho, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Slovenia, South Africa,Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago or Ukraine are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to nationals of Pakistan. 2. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. - This does not apply to: - until 30 November 2021, passengers younger than 18years; - from 1 December 2021, nationals of Pakistan younger than 15 years; - from 1 December 2021, passengers younger than 18 years who are nationals of a...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):
Total doses
given
152.5M
People fully
vaccinated
53.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
62.31%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 30.11.20211. Flights from Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended. 2. Passengers must complete a "Traveler Entry" form at most 72 hours before departure. The form must be presented at check-in and upon arrival. The form can be obtained athttps://register.health.gov.tr - This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years. 3. Passengers arriving from Egypt or Iran must have: - a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing thatthey were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. - This does not apply to...
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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
24.9M
People fully
vaccinated
9.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
103.72%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 30.11.20211. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of United Arab Emirates; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or withthe first degree family members of the sponsor; - passengers with an entry permit issued by United Arab Emirates; - passengers traveling as tourists to Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai(DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket; - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - nationals andresidents of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia; - nationals of...
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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
5.3M
People fully
vaccinated
2.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
55.83%
Flight Restriction:
Published on 30.11.20211. Until 15 December 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Croatia - nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco,Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) and their family members; - passengers with along term residence permit or a long term "D" visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy,...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None