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Algeria Algeria will further ease its coronavirus lockdown on Sunday 9 August, shortening an overnight curfew to 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The new measures include lifting a travel ban between 29 provinces until the end of the month. (Reuters, 08.08.2020) *****International restrictions: On 28 June the Algerian President ordered that air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeri... More information

11.08.2020
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Argentina Government announces commercial flights will not resume until 10 October (infobae, 10.08.2020). *****Inbound restrictions: Argentina’s borders are closed to foreign nationals and non-residents entering the country. The borders remain open for departures. While the Argentine government is permitting a limited number of exceptional international flights, all scheduled international flights have been suspended until 10 October. Borders remain open for depa... More information

11.08.2020
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Austria Austria warns against travel to Spain except islands (Reuters, 06.08.2020). Austria lifts ban on commercial flights from Serbia, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo Times, 01.08.2020) Austrian authorities will lift travel warning for Lombardy region (Reuters, 15.07.2020). *****International restrictions: ***From EU: Entering from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. Currently, t... More information

11.08.2020
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Bhutan Paro International Airport remains closed as country begins first nationwide lockdown. (Jakarta Post, 11.08.2020) *****Intrnational Restrictions Borders are closed. All visitors (except nationals of Bangladesh, India and the Maldives) must obtain visa clearance from Thimphu before coming to Bhutan. Foreigners, with the exception of citizens from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives nationals, may only enter or depart the country through certain towns such... More information

11.08.2020
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Bulgaria Bulgaria's government eases travel bans for tourists from Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel and Kuwait, as of July 28, if they have negative COVID-19 tests (Reuters, 27.07.2020) *****International restrictions: **From EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatic... More information

11.08.2020
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Cape Verde *****International restrictions: TAP Air Portugal are now operating a limited number of flights between Lisbon and Santiago and São Vicente islands for essential travel only. You’ll not be allowed to enter Cape Verde if you cannot prove your travel is of an essential nature.. Full international flight schedules are expected to resume in mid-August. The Cape Verdean authorities have re-opened sea borders and passenger ferries have resumed services. Internal... More information

11.08.2020
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Côte d’Ivoire *****International restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes.If you are arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, you’ll need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form [https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/home] which will be distributed during your flight by the airline but is also available online [https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/home]. You’ll need to hand in this form on arrival and comply... More information

11.08.2020
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Cuba Canadian airlines plan to restart flights to Cuba from September (onCuba,10.08.2020). Government reimposes lockdown in Havana (Reuters, 08.08.2020). Government partially reopens borders to international tourists (Xinhua, 02.07.2020). *****International restrictions: Havana airport is open for humanitarian and repatriation flights. Only Cuban nationals and foreign residents can enter on those flights. All commercial and charter flights are suspended from... More information

11.08.2020
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Cyprus Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020) *****International restrictions: ***From within the EU: Countries are divided in 3 categories, based on epidemiological criteria and data: Category A, Category B, a... More information

11.08.2020
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Equatorial Guinea *****International restrictions: Some airlines have resumed limited commercial flights to and from Malabo. Equatorial Guinea closed its land, sea and air borders in response to coronavirus and has only partly reopened them, to nationals, residents, diplomats and professionals. You must have proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. If you do not have this, you will be tested in the airport by a doctor at a cost of approx... More information

11.08.2020
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Estonia Estonian foreign ministry from Monday, 3 August, introduced a two-week quarantine on people arriving in Estonia from: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Malta, Monaco, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. (Maltatoday.com, 03.08.2020) Wizz Air cancels its flights between Tallinn and Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkov after increase in COVID-19 infections (ERR News, 02.08.2020) *****International restrictions:... More information

11.08.2020
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Finland Commercial flights operations resume at Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo airports (AT, 11.08.2020). Finland Entering 'Second Stage' Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020). *****International restrictions: ***From EU: Travelling to and from Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Slovakia is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, San Marino and the Vatican City is... More information

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France *****International restrictions: Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed on 26 June. **From EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.**Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metrop... More information

11.08.2020
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Greece Travelers from Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden need negative COVID-19 test result to enter Greece, curfew imposed on Greek islands and some cities (Metro, 11.08.2020). Greek CAA allows flights from Albania, North Macedonia to land only at ATH, imposes restrictions for other countries [Bulgaria, Romania, UAE] (GTP, 02.08.2020) *****International Restrictions: **From EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions... More information

11.08.2020
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Honduras National flights resumed operating, while international flights are to restart on 17 August (Xinhua, 11.08.2020) *****International Restrictions: Honduras has closed its land, air and maritime borders for the transit of people. Borders are only open for the transportation of cargo and supplies. The Honduran authorities request that people keep up to date with the latest restrictions by visiting the following official page where all important information... More information

11.08.2020
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Hungary *****International restrictions: **From EU: Travelling to and from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red) [https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/c/65/a2000/Orszaglista200807.pdf]. For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the gr... More information

11.08.2020
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Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020) *****International Restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited. Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contract tracing app Rakning C-19. Further information, including how to download it, data usage, privacy and scope... More information

11.08.2020
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India Indian Railways suspends all regular passenger train services indefinitely (Business Standard, 11.08.2020). All flights at Kolkata airport remain suspended on following lockdown days as announced by West Bengal government until 31 August. (Live Mint, 11.08.2020). Government extends lockdown in Manipur to 15 August (East Mojo, 06.08.2020) Curfew lifted in Srinagar; COVID-19 restrictions expected to continue (One India, 05.08.2020). Regular international fl... More information

11.08.2020
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Iraq Flights between Iraq-Turkey suspended because of rising COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 02.08.2020) *****International restrictions: The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority reopened airports across federal Iraq from 23 July 2020 for all international flights. Erbil Airport opened from 2 August. A suspension of commercial flights remains in force in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq until 1 August 2020. The Iraqi CAA have medical teams deployed to all civil airports... More information

11.08.2020
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Cambodia Cambodia's government to ban all flights from Philippines from 13 August (Khmer Times, 11.08.2020). Cambodia temporarily bans all flights from Malaysia, Indonesia effective from 1 August (The Sun Daily, 25.07.2020) *****International restrictions: There are currently international flight options to/ from Cambodia. If you wish to enter Cambodia you will need to: get a visa before arrival — the visa exemption policy, visa on arrival and e-visa arrangements... More information

11.08.2020
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