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Latest country restrictions:

Total doses
given
1.4M
People fully
vaccinated
1.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
22.82%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersYou will need a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate to enter or travel through the Central African Republic as a visitor.When you arrive in Central African Republic, you will need to present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. You will then be required to undergo a 14 day period of self-isolation, unless you are eligible for an exemption (see below).If you’re fully vaccinatedEntry requirements for Central African Republic are the same for all travellers, regardless of vaccination status.Proof of vaccination statusYou don’t need to provide proof of vaccination to get into Central African...
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
A negative RT-PCR test result tested within 72 hours prior to arrival is required.
Quarantine
Up to 14 days required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
A health form must be completed on arrival
Vaccination
Not 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
4.1M
People fully
vaccinated
2.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
2.58%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersAll British passport holders need to get a visa before travelling to the DRC. See Visas section for more information.If you’re fully vaccinatedAll travellers entering DRC are subject to screening, including temperature checks. Travellers aged 11 and above need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test upon entry to DRC and/or proof of vaccination against COVID-19. The test result date must be within the 48 hours prior to your arrival. Children under the age of 11 are exempt. There is no requirement for a PCR COVID-19 test at the airport upon arrival.You should not use the NHS testing...
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
A Traveler's Registration Form must be completed prior to departure
Vaccination
Not 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
-
People fully
vaccinated
-
% Fully
vaccinated
-
Full Restrictions:
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.Quarantine requirementsIf anyone shows symptoms of COVID-19 they should self-isolate, telephone 115 and follow Agence Nationale Sécurité Santé (ANSS) guidance.If you’re fully vaccinatedThe Ministry of Health announced on 11 March 2022 that fully vaccinated travellers entering or leaving Guinea are not required to show proof of a negative...
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COVID-19 test
Quarantine
Passenger Locator Form
Health form
Vaccination
Insurance
Insurance
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
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Test on arrival (unvaccinated):
Total doses
given
-
People fully
vaccinated
-
% Fully
vaccinated
-
Full Restrictions:
Entry to EritreaAll land borders are closed and are not expected to re-open in the near future. International flights have resumed. See International Travel.All travellersIt is currently not possible to travel to Eritrea as a tourist due to COVID-19 restrictions.All travellers without exception, and vaccinated or not, must show hard copy proof of a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Eritrea, to enter or travel through the country as a visitor.See information on getting a test before entry.Upon arrival in Eritrea, you need to take a rapid lateral flow test. This costs $30 and...
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival is required
Quarantine
7 days on arrival required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): No Entry
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): No Entry
Test on arrival (vaccinated): No Entry
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): No Entry
Total doses
given
52.5M
People fully
vaccinated
36.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.52%
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All travellersVisasYou will need a visa with a valid travel document to enter Ethiopia.The Ethiopian authorities have now resumed their eVisa service but the visas-on-arrival service remains temporarily suspended. All visitors must get an eVisa or obtain a visa from the Ethiopian Embassy closest to their place of legal residence before travelling. You will need to show a valid visa before boarding your flight and upon entry. Holders of valid Diplomatic ID, Ethiopian Temporary Residents Permits or Ethiopian Origin ID (Yellow Cards) will continue to be allowed entry.The penalty for overstaying your visit visa is USD10 per person per day....
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure or negative antigen test within 24 hours prior to arrival is 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): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / ISO
Total doses
given
815.9K
People fully
vaccinated
357.4K
% Fully
vaccinated
13.54%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersAirport Development and Security FeeA compulsory Airport Development Fee must be paid on exiting the country. The fee is 20 euros, or equivalent in local currency. Visa credit card is accepted, but no others. Passengers in transit and infants under 2 years old are exempt. Check with your travel company whether this fee has been included in your air ticket.A compulsory Airport Security Fee must be paid upon entering and exiting the country. The fee is 20 dollars, or equivalent in euros, sterling or local currency. This will be collected via marked kiosks in Banjul International Airport. Visa credit...
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Masks
Not required
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival is 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):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):
Total doses
given
223.6K
People fully
vaccinated
100.6K
% Fully
vaccinated
45.10%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersThere are currently no restrictions on UK nationals entering São Tomé and Príncipe, provided you comply with the entry requirements outlined below.All air passengers arriving or departing in São Tomé and Principe are not required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.If you’re fully vaccinatedIf you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter São Tomé and Principe without needing to quarantine regardless of your reason for travel. However, you should check with your airline in advance of travelling as the rules may differ if travelling from a third country. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency or by...
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative antigen test obtained within 48 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):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):
Total doses
given
9.8M
People fully
vaccinated
8.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
20.63%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersThe FCDO advises against all travel to Afghanistan. All travellers are strongly advised to check current entry requirements with their travel operator, airline or their local Afghani diplomatic mission before embarking on a visit.COVID-19 entry requirements may change at short notice. The most recent advice from the IATA COVID-19 Information hub describes that all COVID-19 entry requirements for Afghanistan were lifted on 10 May 2022. Again, travellers to Afghanistan are strongly advised to check with any travel operator or airline on requirements.Proof of vaccination statusMany airlines require proof of vaccination to allow passengers to board and you are advised...
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival is required
Quarantine
14 days required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not 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
8.7M
People fully
vaccinated
5.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
28.59%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersTravellers to Zambia are encouraged to be fully vaccinated but this is not mandatory.Regardless of vaccination status, you are required to complete a health declaration form and undergo thermo-scanning. If you enter Zambia with a body temperature equal to, or above 38.0 C you will be tested for COVID-19 at your expense on arrival and be required to quarantine (at your home, a hotel or government facility) until your test results are known.All travellers entering Zambia are required to adhere to the prescribed COVID-19 public health measures, summed up in the “Five Golden Rules” as follows:i) Masking up consistently and...
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
A negative PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Travellers' Health Questionnaire required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
24.9M
People fully
vaccinated
12.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
27.12%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersYou’ll need a visa to enter Uganda. Following an announcement by the Ugandan Ministry of Internal Affairs on October 14 2021, you are required to have a visa before your trip. Visas will not be issued on arrival.See the Visas section for more information.A negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate is no longer required for fully vaccinated inbound and outbound travellers. Children under the age of 6 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate whether vaccinated or not.Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities....
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to travel 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): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
3.3M
People fully
vaccinated
1.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
18.02%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersYou will need a visa to enter or travel through Togo as a visitor. You are advised to get a visa before travel. Visas issued on arrival in Togo are limited to 7 days and getting an extension can be time-consuming. For more information and advice, contact the Embassy of Togo in London.If you’re fully vaccinatedFully vaccinated passengers do not require a PCR test to enter or depart Togo. Departing passengers must complete an online immigration and health form to present to immigration on departure.Proof of vaccination statusTogo will accept the UK’s digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. They...
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test within 5 days prior to departure is required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Passengers may be required to download the ‘TOGO SAFE’ contact tracing app onto their phone
Health form
A Health and Immigration Declaration Form must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Passengers are advised to hold medical, travel or international health insurance
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR
Total doses
given
19.9M
People fully
vaccinated
14.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
23.24%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersAll travellers including Tanzanians, returning residents and members of the crew/layovers are required to truthfully fill in an online Traveller’s Health Surveillance Form for Tanzania mainland.If you’re fully vaccinatedTravellers entering Union Republic of Tanzania including Tanzanians, returning residents and those in transit through land borders who are fully vaccinated, will be exempted from both RT PCR and Rapid Antigen Test requirements. Travellers will be required to present a valid vaccination certificate with QR code for verification upon arrival. The only accepted vaccines are those which have been approved by the URT and the World Health Organization.Proof of vaccination statusYou...
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Masks
Not required
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival is required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Traveller Surveillance Form is required
Vaccination
Not 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
Total doses
given
211K
People fully
vaccinated
81K
% Fully
vaccinated
76.12%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersAll visitors need to have a Health Travel Authorisation and a valid Travel and Health Insurance for entry to Seychelles. You are also required to stay in approved accommodation.Travellers arriving by sea can apply for the Health Travel Authorisation via email. If you are arriving to Seychelles by sea, you must have spent at least 10 days by sea since your last port of call and should be without symptoms of COVId-19 during this period. Clients or crew who wish to disembark before completion of 10 days at sea or on-board must take a PCR test on arrival.If you’re...
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Masks
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 departure required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Required
Insurance
Required
Insurance
Travel Authorisation required within 3 to 72 hours prior to departure
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
2.5M
People fully
vaccinated
1.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
6.35%
Full Restrictions:
All travellersBritish nationals are not subject to entry restrictions when entering Senegal. You should still check with your airline what documentation you will need to carry with you before travelling.You will be asked to fill a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator’ and a Public Health form at check-in or on board the flight.Airlines request passengers fill in a locator form at check-in.If you’re fully vaccinatedIf you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Senegal without needing to test or quarantine.At least 14 days must have passed since your second dose of the vaccine and the vaccine must be approved by the health authorities...
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure is required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
May be required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
3.7M
People fully
vaccinated
1.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
18.11%
Full Restrictions:
VisasA Libyan visa issued overseas may not be recognised in some areas, due to the current political conflict.Previous travel to IsraelPassports showing previous travel to Israel are not accepted for travel to Libya.Passport validityYour passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.Yellow fever certificate requirementsCheck whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s Travel Health Pro websiteRegistering with the Libyan authoritiesAll short stay visitors must register with the police within a week of arrival. This is usually arranged by the...
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Masks
Not required
COVID-19 test
A negative PCR test obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival is required.
Quarantine
10 days required. Quarantine may end after a negative day 5 rapid or RT-PCR test.
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):