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Gambia Government imposes three-week (2200-0500) curfew, public gatherings banned and markets to close by 1400 after COVID-19 cases surge (WHTC, 05.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Commercial flights to and from The Gambia remain very limited. The Gambia’s airspace is closed, except to medical cargo flights and essential supplies. The land border with Senegal is also closed, except for security personnel and the passage of essential supplies. To enter T... More information

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Guatemala Government eases COVID-19-related restrictions; curfew remains in place; borders still closed (Reuters, 28.07.2020) *****International restrictions: On 12 April, Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of all international and domestic flights until further notice with the exception of humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights that have been authorised by the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Land, air and maritime bor... More information

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Jordan Jordan will close for a week its main Jaber land border crossing with Syria after a spike in COVID-19 cases from Thursday 13 August. (Reuters, 12.08.2020). Government postpones resumption of international flights to at least 18 August. (OSAC, 06.08.2020). *****International restrictions: Commercial flights in and out of Jordan are suspended and all land and sea borders are closed. The Government of Jordan has confirmed that these measures will remain in... More information

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Malaysia Government to reimpose compulsory quarantine for returning nationals, foreign visitors from 24 July (Channel News Asia, 21.07.2020) *****International restrictions: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited, except for Malaysian nationals and foreign nationals holding certain categories of residency and employment passes. If you normally reside in Malaysia and feel you qualify to return under the current rules please contact the Malaysian High Commission or Embassy... More information

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Malta *****International restrictions: **From EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Sweden. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. All these countries are considered to be part of a Public Health Corridor (PHC). **Rules and Exceptions: Persons trave... More information

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Namibia *****International restrictions: There are no commercial flights to and from Namibia, with very limited flights. All ports and land borders have been closed. Entry to Namibia is prohibited except for Namibian nationals and foreign nationals resident in Namibia. With effect from 30 June, all individuals entering Namibia must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before your arrival in Namibia. With effect from 30 June, all individu... More information

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Nepal *****International restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Nepal remain very limited. The Government of Nepal has announced its intention to lift the suspension of international commercial flights on 1 September. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until midnight 16 September. Public healt... More information

12.08.2020
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New Zealand Lockdown in New Zealand's Largest City After First Local Covid-19 Case in 102 days (India News, 11.08.2020). Air New Zealand puts hold on new bookings for flights into country for three weeks (News, 18.08.2020). *****International Restrictions: The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all arrivals. New Zealand citizens and residents returning to New Zealand may travel to New Zealand and do not need any formal exemption. There are a small num... More information

12.08.2020
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Russia Russia to resume flights to and from Switzerland on August 15 (TASS, 01.08.2020) Russia plans to resume international flights from some airports on 1 August. (Reuters, 24.07.2020) *****International Restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Russia on a limited number of routes. Regular international flights have resumed from the airports of Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don, with certain countries Individual air... More information

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Sweden Sweden withdrew its recommendation to citizens not to take unnecessary trips to Austria and Liechtenstein on Wednesday 12 August, but kept in place warnings over travel to the United Kingdom and several European states amid an upturn in COVID 19 infections. (Reuters, 12.08.2020) *****International restrictions: **From the EU: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions.... More information

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East Timor *****International restrictions: The Timorese authorities have introduced restrictions for all persons entering the country. You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. From 5 March the government introduced a temporary ban on all foreign nationals entering Timor-Leste that have entered or transited China within the previous 4 weeks. If you wish to ent... More information

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Togo *****International restrictions: Air borders reopened on 1 August and limited commercial flights are due to start running during week beginning 3 August. Land borders have been closed since 20 March and remain closed. All passengers arriving in Togo must hold negative PCR COVID-19 Test Certificate done not more than 5 days prior to arrival. Passengers must also complete an online immigration and health form [https://voyage.gouv.tg/?language=en] at least... More information

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Tunisia *****International Restrictions: A small number of transit flights are operating through Tunisia. Entry requirements into Tunisia vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travellers’ country of residence. The Tunisian authorities have classified countries into "Green", “Orange” and "Red" countries. The Tunisian authorities are updating country classifications regularly so please ensure you check these pages for the latest status before travell... More information

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Turks and Caicos *****International restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Turks and Caicos on a limited number of routes. Entry or transit through the Turks and Caicos Islands is permitted as of 22 July 2020. Anyone arriving to the Turks and Caicos Islands is required to obtain pre-travel authorisation via the Turks and Caicos Islands Assured Portal [https://travelauthorisation.turksandcaicostourism.com/public/]. This requires evidence of a negati... More information

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United Arab Emirates The UAE Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) suspends flights from Pakistan effective Monday 29 June. (Simple Flying, 29.06.2020) *****International restrictions: Some foreign residents, are being allowed to return to the UAE based on criteria set by the UAE authorities. Visit and tourist visas are not currently being issued by the Abu Dhabi authorities at Abu Dhabi airport. Visitors can travel to Abu Dhabi by road but must have had a COVID-19 PCR test within... More information

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Uzbekistan Uzbekistan will lift its 2nd lockdown starting from Saturday 15 August: people will be allowed to drive cars again and hold weddings for up to 30 guests at their homes. Hotels, barbers and outdoor cafes will reopen and air, rail traffic resume (Reuters, 12.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Scheduled international passenger flights to Uzbekistan have not yet resumed. Uzbekistan Airways has extended its suspension of all regular flights until 31 Ju... More information

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Croatia Flight restrictions: published 12.08.2020 Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to family members of 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 (... More information

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East Timor Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site or own accommodation. You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. More information

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Namibia Airlines updates: Published on 12.08.2020 Air Namibia suspends all domestic flights until 30 August 2020 Published on 09.07.2020 Air Namibia allowed to fly again after court suspends licence cancellation Published on 26.06.2020 Regional and international flights suspension extended to 31 August More information

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Russia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Travelers must carry a medical certificate in English or Russian with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arriving into the country. This is valid also when transiting Russian Federation. The medical certificate must be issued in Russian or in English.You should check the specific COVID-19 test requirements airlines have in place in advance of your flight. D... More information

12.08.2020
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