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Venezuela Latest News: Venezuela's civil aviation authority reopens flights to Dominican Republic and Panama (Reuters, 18.01.2021). Venezuelan president cancels flights to, from Dominican Republic (NTN24, 02.12.2020). International Restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Venezuela remain very limited. On 11 November 2020, local authorities announced that all international regular commercial flight operations are prohibited until 11 February 2021, with t... More information

19.12.2021
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Slovenia Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. Travellers from countries on the "red" list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine. More information

22.04.2021
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Lithuania Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation- travellers from some countries face stricter measures. Travellers arriving from countries that are listed as risk areas should self-isolate for 10 days from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania (regardless of the negative test result). The isolation period may be shortened after a second negative PCR test performed no earlier than on day 7 of self-isolation (the test is carried out at own expenses). Depend... More information

22.04.2021
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Lithuania Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers arriving from countries listed as risk areas are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Children aged 16 and under are exempt. Travellers arriving by private transport should register for a test in Lithuania within 24 hours of arrival by calling the hotline +370 (5 2) 196 180 More information

22.04.2021
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Latvia Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to category. All passengers arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine. More information

22.04.2021
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Latvia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted test: molecular (PCR). Children aged 11 and under are exempted. More information

22.04.2021
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Greece Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. In case of a positive test result, travellers will be quarantined for at least 10 days and additional PCR tests will be carried out at the beginning and end of the isolation period. More information

22.04.2021
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Greece Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Children aged 5 and under are exempted. More information

22.04.2021
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Austria Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. All travellers arriving from risk areas must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine. Currently, all countries worldwide except Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and the Vatican are considered risk areas. At the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine – the day of arrival marks day 0 – a molecular biological or antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 can be conducted. If the result is negative, the quarantine... More information

22.04.2021
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Austria Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers from risk areas are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test. Accepted tests: PCR (within 72 hours prior to arrival), Rapid antigen (within 48 hours prior to arrival). More information

22.04.2021
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Austria Latest News: Authorities extend strict COVID-19 lockdown in Vienna and Lower Austria until at least 2 May (Garda World, 13.04.2021). Easter COVID-19 lockdown extended in Burgenland and Lower Austria until 11 April (The Local, 01.04.2021). Officials plan to extend Easter COVID-19 lockdown in Vienna by five days; other provinces may follow (Reuters, 29.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: When entering Austria from abroad, an onl... More information

22.04.2021
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Belgium Latest News: Government reintroduces lockdown measures because of COVID-19 (New West Record , 24.03.2021). Government will lift ban on non-essential travel abroad from 19 April (Brussels Times, 22.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: The Belgian Government has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk regions. Belgium's classification is updated every Sunday and is valid from the Monday immediately followin... More information

22.04.2021
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Cyprus Latest News: Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021). Cyprus re-evaluates epidemiological risk, updates health categories for multiple countries (Schengen Info, 23.03.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Cyp... More information

22.04.2021
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France Latest News: Domestic travel restrictions expected to be lifted on 3 May (Reuters, 21.04.2021). Travel restrictions for vaccinated U.S. nationals will be progressively lifted from beginning of May (Deadline.com , 19.04.2021). Ten-day COVID-19 quarantine announced for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa to be mandatory from 24 April (DW,17.04.2021). Authorities to ban some domestic flights (The Local-France, 12.04.2021). Government impo... More information

22.04.2021
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Germany Latest News: Travelers from Netherlands will need to show negative COVID-19 test and quarantine on arrival in Germany from 6 April (The Local, 04.04.2021). Government announces all persons entering country by plane must submit a negative COVID-19 (PCR, TMA, LAMP, rapid antigen) test result prior to boarding (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Germany is implementing travel restrictions on the basis of the in... More information

22.04.2021
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Greece Latest News: Greek authorities will lift quarantine restrictions from next week for travelers from EU, Israel, Serbia, United Arab Emirates, U.K., U.S. with vaccine or negative COVID-19 test (Reuters, 14.04.2021). Government to reopen country to tourists on 14 May (SchengenInfo, 07.04.2021). Government extends restrictions on domestic flights until 12 April, international flights until 19 April (Reuters, 04.04.2021). International Restrictions: *From... More information

22.04.2021
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Italy Latest News: Government will introduce new COVID-19 pass for travel in high-risk zones as some restrictions will be eased from 26 April (The Local - Italy, 20.04.2021). Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021). International Restrictions: There are no travel bans, but travel to and from any non-EU/non-Schengen country is solely allowed for work, health, study, or... More information

22.04.2021
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Liechtenstein International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Travelling to and from EU/EAA countries is in principle allowed. For further details, see the rules applicable to Switzerland, which apply to Liechtenstein as well. Documents you need to travel in Europe *Transit: Travelling to and from EU/EEA countries is, in principle, allowed. For further details, see the rules applicable to Switzerland, which apply to Liechtenstein as well. *From Third Countries: Foll... More information

22.04.2021
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Malta Latest news: Malta to resume flights and reopen its embassy in Libya (Daily Sabah, 05.04.2021). Travelers must have negative COVID-19 test to enter country as government tightens restrictions (Reuters, 28.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Malta adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Malta are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.Entry restrictions depend on whether the... More information

22.04.2021
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Norway Latest News: Borders to remain closed to all but essential visitors through 12 May because of COVID-19 (Travel to Norway, 21.04.2021). More stringent test and self-isolation rules announced for all travelers entering country (Schengen Visa Info, 30.03.2021). Swedish government to end ban on travelers arriving from Denmark and Norway on 31 March (Reuters, 24.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: At present, most people cannot tra... More information

22.04.2021
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Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends travel restrictions for group of countries with COVID-19 mutations until 3 May; will consider lifting entry restrictions on non-essential travel from EU countries (Schengen Visa Info, 20.04.2021). Authorities extend closure of Spain's border with Portugal until at least 3 May to control spread of COVID-19 (The Local- Spain, 16.04.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Spain applies the commonly... More information

22.04.2021
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Switzerland Latest News: Non-essential businesses to reopen from 1 March, restaurants from 22 March as government eases COVID-19 restrictions (Swiss Info, 25.02.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Switzerland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Switzerland are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.The Federal Office of Public Health provides a regularly updated list of countries defi... More information

22.04.2021
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USA The border between the US and Canada has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21, 2020. The border closure has consistently been extended for a month at a time. Until now the border closure was in place through April 21, 2021, while the closure has now been extended through May 21, 2021. It has now been 13 months since the border between the two countries has been closed, and with this latest extension the border will have been closed for 14... More information

21.04.2021
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France PARIS — France wants to be the first EU member country to put in place a COVID-19 travel pass, a first example of digital green pass the European Commission wants to roll out across the bloc by mid-June. “Last summer, it was total mayhem, because we had different classifications, risk zones that were not the same from one country to another,” France’s Europe Minister Clément Beaune told France Info on Tuesday. “This summer, I hope we will reclaim our... More information

21.04.2021
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Spain The Spanish Government has revealed that the country will consider lifting the entry restrictions on non-essential travel from European countries while extending the existing restrictions on entry to Spain from countries where COVID-19 variants have widely spread. The new order, which follows the one that expired on April 19, will be effective until May 3, 2021, but the measures may be extended again if the spread of the virus is not contained in the hi... More information

21.04.2021
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France French President Emanuel Macron has revealed that the country is in its last stage of finalising the progressive lifting of travel restriction plan for vaccinated travellers and those who have tested negative against the COVID-19. The measures will be lifted for European Union and third-country citizens, in particular for United States travellers, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. The president informed that French ministers are finalising the technical... More information

21.04.2021
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Switzerland The Swiss authorities have created two lists in which they place countries based on their number of COVID-19 cases – the list of high-risk countries and the list of low-risk countries. Based on which list a country is placed, are determined the restrictions imposed on arrivals from the same. The lists are established based on a few criteria, including if the number of new infections per 100,000 people in the country or region concerned in the last two w... More information

21.04.2021
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Gabon Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport and self-isolate for 48 hours whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed. If the COVID-19 test is negative, passengers will be issued a test certificate, which is valid for 7 days and can be renewed at the end of this period after another test is undertaken. If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are... More information

21.04.2021
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Gabon Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon. On arrival, all passengers travelling to Gabon must present a valid negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test no older than 3 days for entry into Gabon. On arrival,... More information

21.04.2021
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Slovakia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic test not older than 48 hours or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses,... More information

21.04.2021
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Italy Latest News: Government will introduce new COVID-19 pass for travel in high-risk zones as some restrictions will be eased from 26 April (The Local - Italy, 20.04.2021). Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021). International Restrictions: The latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March - 6 April 2021, provides International travel restrictions have been slightly... More information

21.04.2021
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Jordan Latest News: Government tightens measures to curb surge in COVID-19 cases (Xinhua, 11.03.2021). Government reimposes all-day curfew on Fridays (Arab News, 24.02.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Jordan: Passengers who have been in the UK within the previous 14 days, including passengers who have passed through the UK in transit are permitted to enter Jordan and no longer subject to 14 days quarantine on arrival. Passengers travelling by la... More information

21.04.2021
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Liechtenstein International Restrictions: *Switzerland handles immigration and customs matters for Liechtenstein. Entry requirements are the same as for Switzerland. There is an open border between Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The borders with Switzerland and Austria have reopened but inspections may be in operation. *From within the EU: Travelling to and from EU/EAA countries is in principle allowed. For further details, see the rules applicable to Switzerland, wh... More information

21.04.2021
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Lithuania Latest News: Lithuanian government adds Andorra, Aruba, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Uruguay to list of high-risk COVID-19 countries (Schengen Visa Info, 30.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Lithuania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Lithuania are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map. Is a coronavirus test required?All travellers... More information

21.04.2021
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Malta Latest news: Malta to resume flights and reopen its embassy in Libya (Daily Sabah, 05.04.2021). Travelers must have negative COVID-19 test to enter country as government tightens restrictions (Reuters, 28.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Malta adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Malta are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.Entry restrictions depend on whether the... More information

21.04.2021
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Norway Latest News: More stringent test and self-isolation rules announced for all travelers entering country (Schengen Visa Info, 30.03.2021). Swedish government to end ban on travelers arriving from Denmark and Norway on 31 March (Reuters, 24.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: At present, most people cannot travel to Norway without belonging to one of the exceptions. This applies to citizens of all countries, including citizens fr... More information

21.04.2021
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Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.Trave... More information

21.04.2021
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Bangladesh Latest News: Countrywide lockdown continues from 21-28 April; flights limited in bid to halt spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 21.04.2021). Domestic flight operations in Bangladesh will resume on limited scale on 21 April; flights to China also allowed (The Daily Star, 21.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Bangladesh: Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from coronavirus-affected countries, should complete Health Declaration Forms... More information

21.04.2021
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Gabon Latest News International Restrictions: *Entry to Gabon: Flight restrictions have eased to allow two flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed. UK nationals must receive authorisation from the Gabonese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before travelling to Gabon. Authorisation can be obtained by sending an e-mail addressed to the ‘Minister’ or ‘Secretary General’ at the following e-mail address: ginetedzang2@gmail.com. All passengers... More information

21.04.2021
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Kosovo Latest News: Some COVID-19 measures eased, border restrictions remain in place (Prishtina Insight ,19.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Coronavirus travel health: Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Kosovo on the TravelHealthPro website. See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic. *Entry to Kosovo: International flights and la... More information

21.04.2021

Singapore Latest News: International Restrictions: *Entry to Singapore: Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission. From 24 April, Long-Term Pass holders and short-term visitors are able to enter Singapore if they have pre-travel permission from the Singapore government. A PCR COVID-19 test is required 72 hours bef... More information

21.04.2021
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Jamaica Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to category. All travellers arriving in Jamaica may be tested for COVID-19 if assessed as high-risk as a result of exhibiting symptoms, exposure to persons who have tested positive, belonging to a high-risk group or other risk factors. All travellers arriving in Jamaica will be subject to quarantine according to their category. More information

20.04.2021
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Jamaica Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers from 12 years and upwards arriving in Jamaica must present a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR, NAA, RNA) or Antigen test, which was conducted within the 72 hours prior to the date of travel. More information

20.04.2021
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Uganda Quarantine: No declared requirements- PCR requirement. However, for WFP staff there is a mandatory 5 day self-isolation for all inbound travelers. Staff can de-isolate after a negative test is confirmed. More information

20.04.2021
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Uganda Certification: COVID-19 negative certification is required for entering the country. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will... More information

20.04.2021
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Liechtenstein International Restrictions: *Switzerland handles immigration and customs matters for Liechtenstein. Entry requirements are the same as for Switzerland. There is an open border between Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The borders with Switzerland and Austria have reopened but inspections may be in operation. *From within the EU: Travelling to and from EU/EAA countries is in principle allowed. For further details, see the rules applicable to Switzerland, wh... More information

20.04.2021
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Malta Latest news: Malta to resume flights and reopen its embassy in Libya (Daily Sabah, 05.04.2021). Travelers must have negative COVID-19 test to enter country as government tightens restrictions (Reuters, 28.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Malta adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Malta are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.Entry restrictions depend on whether the... More information

20.04.2021
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Philippines Latest News: Travel restrictions extended until 30 April (Philippine News Agency, 19.04.2021). Civil aviation authority extends passenger limit on international arrivals at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Rappler, 12.04.2021). Government eases COVID-19 restrictions in Manila area, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite provinces from 12 until 30 April (Reuters, 11.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to the Philippines: The Philippin... More information

20.04.2021
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Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (RioTimes, 16.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021). Spain authorities extend closure of Spain's border with Portugal until at least 3 May (The Local, 16.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 sta... More information

20.04.2021
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Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021). International Restrictons: *From within the EU: Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map. Is a quarantine required?All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR t... More information

20.04.2021
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Spain Latest News: Authorities extend closure of Spain's border with Portugal until at least 3 May to control spread of COVID-19 (The Local- Spain, 16.04.2021). Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions in several regions (Reuters, 07.04.2021). Spanish government extends travel restrictions for group of countries with COVID-19 mutations, until 19APR21 (SchengenInfo, 07.04.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Spain applies the commonly... More information

20.04.2021
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Sweden Latest News: Swedish government to end ban on travelers arriving from Denmark and Norway on 31 March (Reuters, 24.03.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for arrivals from abroad (Reuters, 03.02.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Sweden adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Sweden are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.The Government has decided to extend the general en... More information

20.04.2021
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Switzerland Latest News: Non-essential businesses to reopen from 1 March, restaurants from 22 March as government eases COVID-19 restrictions (Swiss Info, 25.02.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Switzerland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Switzerland are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.The Federal Office of Public Health provides a regularly updated list of countries defi... More information

20.04.2021
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Uganda Latest News: International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda. *Entry rules in response to coronavirus. *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at En... More information

20.04.2021
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Belgium Latest News: Government reintroduces lockdown measures because of COVID-19 (New West Record , 24.03.2021). Government will lift ban on non-essential travel abroad from 19 April (Brussels Times, 22.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: The Belgian Government has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk regions. Belgium's classification is updated every Sunday and is valid from the Monday immediately followin... More information

20.04.2021
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Cyprus Latest News: Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021). Cyprus re-evaluates epidemiological risk, updates health categories for multiple countries (Schengen Info, 23.03.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Cyp... More information

20.04.2021
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Italy Latest News: Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021). Italian government reduces quarantine for travelers from Austria, Israel and U.K. (The Local - Austria, 05.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions through end of April (The Local- Italy, 01.04.2021). Italian government to impose five-day quarantine on arrivals from other European countries (Barron's, 30.03... More information

20.04.2021
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Jamaica Latest News: Government announces changes to curfew hours, new measures for Easter holiday (Jamaica Information Service, 22.03.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required to enter country from 4 March (Cayman News, 03.03.2021) International Restrictions: *Entry to Jamaica. The following measures apply to travellers to Jamaica: • Prior to checking in for a flight to Jamaica, you must get authorisation to enter from the Visit Jamaica website •... More information

20.04.2021
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Madagascar Latest news International Restrictions: *Entry rules: Madagascar has suspended all routine international flights and private flights until further notice. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports. To enter Madagascar you will need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of travel. You will also be required to take a test at Ivato International Airport and to self-isolate at your own expe... More information

20.04.2021
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Rwanda Latest News: Government eases COVID-19 lockdown in Kigali; borders remain closed and movement between capital and provinces still restricted (Anadolu Agency, 08.02.2021). International Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus. *Entry to Rwanda: Arriving passengers must present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours prior to first departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. All passengers must then take a PCR test u... More information

20.04.2021
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Albania Latest news: Albanian government allows resumption of flights between Albania and the UK from 12 April (Exit News, 11.04.2021). Tirana International Airport expected to resume for commercial flights on 9 April (Reuters, 08.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). All land borders are open. However neighbouring countries may have different entry and exit restrictions on their side of the border. You shoul... More information

20.04.2021
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Bangladesh Latest News: Civil aviation authority extends ban on all domestic and international flights until 28 April (BDNews24, 20.04.2021). Authorities will suspend all international flights from 14-20 April during lockdown (BDNews24, 11.04.2021). All passenger train services, all domestic flights suspended from 5 April (DDNews, 03.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Bangladesh: Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from coronavirus-a... More information

20.04.2021
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Chad Latest News: Land and air borders have been shut until further notice. A national curfew has been announced between 6pm and 5am. (Gov.UK, 20.04.2021) International Restrictions: *Entry to Chad: Airports have re-opened for commercial flights. All passengers from the UK are banned from entering Chad until further notice due to the new COVID-19 variant. All international travellers need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate dated no mo... More information

20.04.2021
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Denmark Latest News: Government will reduce restrictions on people traveling out of and back to country for business purposes (The Local - Denmark, 20.04.2021). Government extends existing entry restrictions, travel ban until 20 April; border controls with Germany also extended (DW.com, 30.03.2021). Swedish government to end ban on travelers arriving from Denmark and Norway on 31 March (Reuters, 24.03.2021). Danish government lifts entry ban on travelers from the... More information

20.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Finland Latest News: Government extends entry restrictions until 30 April (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Finland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Finland are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.Entry restrictions for Finland are detailed on the website of the Finnish Government. Is a coronavirus test required?All travellers who do not live in F... More information

20.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Iceland Latest News: Government plans to tighten border controls from 22 April to 30 June (Reuters, 20.04.2021). Vaccinated travelers from countries outside Schengen Zone, including those from U.K. and U.S., can now enter Iceland (Schengen Visa Info, 08.04.2021). 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) I... More information

20.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

India Latest News: Weeklong lockdown begins in New Delhi as COVID-19 virus surges; travel to airports, train stations in capital reportedly allowed (AP News, 19.04.2021). Lockdown extended in Bhopal until 26 April because of COVID-19 (Free Press Journal, 17.04.2021). Travelers from Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala will now have to produce negative COVID-19 at Patna International Airport (Hindustan Times,15.04.2021). Authorities impose weekend lockdowns in New Delh... More information

20.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Rwanda Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points. Quarantine requirements: After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers will be tested on arrival and required to quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting the results. Passengers staying in the country longer than one week must self-isolate for 7 days and take... More information

20.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Rwanda Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Arriving passengers at Kigali International airport must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to first departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. COVID-19 testing is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. All arriving passengers will be tested on arrival and required to quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst... More information

20.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

USA As of today (April 19, 2021), Greece is open to visitors from European Union countries plus 11 other countries, including the United States. Travelers from the following countries and regions can now visit Greece without having to quarantine: Australia European Union Israel New Zealand Rwanda Serbia Singapore South Korea Thailand United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Greece is opening its borders gradually, in a safe and doable... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Hong Kong Hong Kong has banned travel from three countries following a rise of COVID-19 cases and new variants. The government has banned flights from India, Pakistan, and the Philippines for 14 days starting April 20th. Hong Kong has been banning airlines and countries that have seen brought in imported cases to the city or breached travel rules. Hong Kong has long been a country that takes its border protocols seriously. The city has banned airlines on specific... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: yes (from from mainland china, taiwan and macao only) Quarantine: partial

Spain Spain will allow EU citizens and residents to enter Spain without having to quarantine or present a negative Covid test if they instead show a “digital green certificate” or vaccine passport, ministry sources have confirmed. The EU has announced that its ‘Digital Green Certificates’ – also referred to as vaccine passports – will be ready by June, allowing tourists to travel more easily throughout the bloc, including to Spain. This would mean that tra... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Peru Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site or at own accommodation. All passengers arriving in Peru, irrespective of nationality, have to quarantine for 14 days. This can be in a home or accommodation anywhere in the country, in liaison with the health authorities. When the quarantine is to be completed outside Lima, you must arrive there within 24 hours after arrival in Peru. More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Peru Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Passengers need to have proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR (molecular) test taken 72 hours before the commercial flight. More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Falkland Islands Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. Any entrants into the Falkland Islands are expected to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Austria Latest News: Authorities extend strict COVID-19 lockdown in Vienna and Lower Austria until at least 2 May (Garda World, 13.04.2021). Easter COVID-19 lockdown extended in Burgenland and Lower Austria until 11 April (The Local, 01.04.2021). Officials plan to extend Easter COVID-19 lockdown in Vienna by five days; other provinces may follow (Reuters, 29.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: When entering Austria from abroad, an onl... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Cyprus Latest News: Cyprus re-evaluates epidemiological risk, updates health categories for multiple countries (Schengen Info, 23.03.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU "traffic lights" approach to travel restrictions.As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Italy Latest News: Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021). Italian government reduces quarantine for travelers from Austria, Israel and U.K. (The Local - Austria, 05.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions through end of April (The Local- Italy, 01.04.2021). Italian government to impose five-day quarantine on arrivals from other European countries (Barron's, 30.03... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (RioTimes, 16.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021). Spain authorities extend closure of Spain's border with Portugal until at least 3 May (The Local, 16.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 sta... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.Trave... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Sweden Latest News: Swedish government to end ban on travelers arriving from Denmark and Norway on 31 March (Reuters, 24.03.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for arrivals from abroad (Reuters, 03.02.2021). International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Sweden adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Sweden are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.The Government has decided to extend the general en... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Ecuador Latest news: International Restrictions: *Entry to Ecuador: All land borders with Colombia and Peru remain closed until further notice. However, Ecuadorean nationals and foreign residents may be allowed to enter Ecuador, via Rumichaca and Huaquillas northern and southern borders. All ports remain closed. As of 1 June 2020, international commercial flights have resumed operations to and from Ecuador. However, following the identification of a new va... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

France Latest News: Travel restrictions for vaccinated U.S. nationals will be progressively lifted from beginning of May (Deadline.com , 19.04.2021). Ten-day COVID-19 quarantine announced for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa to be mandatory from 24 April (DW,17.04.2021). Authorities to ban some domestic flights (The Local-France, 12.04.2021). Government imposes month-long domestic travel ban (AP News, 01.04.2021). International Restri... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Montenegro International Restrictions: *Entry to Montenegro: Visitors travelling from all countries require a negative PCR test from a registered lab, taken within 72 hours of travel to enter Montenegro, or a positive serology test on IgG antibodies issued by a registered lab not older than 30 days. Children under the age of 5 do not require a test. Alternatively travellers can provide proof of a second dose of COVID-19 vaccination administered at least 7 days ago.... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

South Korea Latest News: South Korea government extends suspension of direct flights from U.K. until 22 April (Gov.UK, 02.04.2021). International Restrictions: *Transiting in South Korea: All transit passengers receive a temperature check on arrival in Korea. Symptomatic individuals will be subject to a COVID-19 test and hospitalisation if found positive. Passengers who do not show symptoms and/or test negative may continue their journey. Transit passengers a... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Vanuatu Latest News: International Restrictions: *International travel: Commercial flights to and from Vanuatu are very limited. Air Vanuatu are running a small number of cargo services with some seats for passengers, to Brisbane, Auckland and Noumea. For travellers wishing to leave Vanuatu, the final outbound flight in 2020 will be a service to Brisbane, departing on 19 December. Air Vanuatu advise they will then re-open for bookings in January, with the... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Dominican Republic Latest news: International Restrictions: *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Passengers are allowed to arrive in the DR, but it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel. Travellers who arrive without a PCR certificate will be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and required to isolate in a government quarantine facility for seven days at their own cost. If you were planning t... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Falkland Islands International Restrictions: *Entry to Falkland Islands: Current visitor restrictions mean tourists are not permitted to visit the Falkland Islands, including via cruise vessels. *Quarantine requirements: Any entrants into the Falkland Islands are expected to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. If you develop symptoms after arrival which makes you a suspect case, you should call the hospital on 28000 for advice if you need medical help. A suspect case is... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Republic of Ireland Latest News: Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021). Government adds 26 countries (including USA, France, Germany and Italy) to mandatory COVID-19 quarantine list (Reuters, 01.04.2021). Authorities to require passengers to take COVID-19 test on arrival (Reuters, 30.03.2021). COVID-19 restrictions will remain in place until at... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Jordan Latest News: Government tightens measures to curb surge in COVID-19 cases (Xinhua, 11.03.2021). Government reimposes all-day curfew on Fridays (Arab News, 24.02.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Jordan: Passengers who have been in the UK within the previous 14 days, including passengers who have passed through the UK in transit, are now permitted to enter Jordan during this period subject to pre-flight and on arrival PCR testing. This also... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Peru Latest News: Holy Week quarantine restrictions, curfew from 1-4 April (OSAC,23.03.2021). International Restrictions: *Entry to Peru: The entry of foreign nationals who travel from the United Kingdom, South Africa and/or Brazil or who have stopped over in the United Kingdom, South Africa and/or Brazil in the last 14 calendar days and do not reside in Peru, is banned until 9 May. Commercial international travel started on 5 October within the Latin... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Guatemala Latest news: Guatemalan government restricts entry to visitors who have recently been to Brazil, U.K., South Africa through 30 April (Reuters, 17.04.2021). La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City reopens (La Prensa, 24.03.2021). Authorities in Mexico announce restriction on nonessential travel to border with Guatemala and Belize (AP, 18.03.2021) International Restrictions: *Borders: The Government of Mexico decided to partially close its l... More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

South Korea Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. All arrivals must quarantine for 14 days. Anyone who tests positive will be isolated and treated at a hospital or community treatment centre. More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

South Korea Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All foreign nationals arriving in South Korea are required to provide a negative PCR test declaration, issued within 72 hours of departure. All arrivals – regardless of nationality and length of stay – are also required to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) after entering South Korea. More information

19.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Italy Latest News: Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021). Italian government reduces quarantine for travelers from Austria, Israel and U.K. (The Local - Austria, 05.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions through end of April (The Local- Italy, 01.04.2021). Italian government to impose five-day quarantine on arrivals from other European countries (Barron's, 30.03... More information

18.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Chad Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. If you enter Chad and are planning to stay for 7 days or more, you will need to surrender your passport, quarantine at home for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test on the seventh day. Passports will be returned upon presentation of the COVID-19 test receipt. More information

17.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Chad Certification: COVID-19 negative certification is required for entering the country. All international travellers need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate dated no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Chad. More information

17.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Chad Latest News: International Restrictions: *Entry to Chad: Airports have re-opened for commercial flights. All passengers from the UK are banned from entering Chad until further notice due to the new COVID-19 variant.All international travellers need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate dated no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Chad. If you enter Chad and are planning to stay for 7 days or more, you will need to surrender your... More information

17.04.2021
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Trinidad and Tobago Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Travellers entering Trinidad and Tobago who have been in the UK in the 14 days prior to arrival will be required to be placed in state quarantine or state supervised quarantine for a 14-day period. Nationals arriving from other countries will be required to be placed in state quarantine, or state supervised quarantine for a 7 day period followed by seven day period of home isolation. You will be tested... More information

16.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Trinidad and Tobago Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. From November 15, nationals entering Trinidad and Tobago will be required to provide a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, which was taken within 72 hours of arrival into the country. More information

16.04.2021
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial