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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Full List

CO-VID19 Travel Restrictions (Updated: 8/11/2020)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, travel has become harder than ever. 

Not only are there a lack of flights, countries are also imposing ever stricter rules to discourage non-citizens from landing in their airports.

We have gotten many emails with questions like “Can Americans travel to Europe?” or “Which countries can Americans travel to?”

 Staying home and avoiding travel, both domestic and international, is vital in helping to flatten the curve. However, we understand that there may be those who need to travel for valid reasons. 

So, to help out our users, we compiled a list of travel restrictions for entry requirements. 

This list will be updated as frequently as possible, as restrictions change quickly and up to the discretion of governments with little to no warning. 

* Most if not all countries still allow international travel for humanitarian efforts. They typically require prior approval. For more information check: IATA Travel Center

China

Restriction: Yes

Effective 28 March 2020, the PRC has suspended entry by foreign nationals holding visas and residence permits, this includes APEC Business Travel Card travellers. All U.S. citizens entering China are required to be quarantined for 14-days.

    • People will be quarantined at gov-selected facilities or hotels. 
    • Expenses will be borne by the individual 
    • Travellers may not be quarantined at their own residence in China
    • Travellers may be required to install tracking software on their phones to access public spaces and some businesses. 

 All international flights to Beijing will be rerouted to regional airports for screening and quarantine. Travellers from the U.S. should anticipate significant delays entering PRC and exiting as well. 

Travel to Wuhan and surrounding areas are restricted. Travel to and from Hubei is also heavily monitored, you may be barred from entering or leaving.

South Korea

Restriction: Yes

Long-term residents of SK will be required to obtain a re-entry permit prior to departing for international travel. The permit costs 30,000 Won (around 25$) and lasts for a year. 

    • Failure to comply would result in the cancellation of the travellers ROK Alien Registration
    • Foreign long term residents will need to show a medical report proving negative COVID-19 test before boarding flights to Korea. 
        • Certificate must be in English or Korean, and signed by a medical professional 48hrs before departure. 
    • Diplomats (A-1), Gov. Officials (A-2, A-3) or Overseas Koreans (F-4) need not apply for re-entry permits or provide medical certs. 

All foreign travellers will need to be quarantined for 14 days. Foreign travellers will stay at a gov-designated facility at their own expense. 

    • This includes U.S. citizens travelling on the 90-day visa free travel and short term visa holders. 
    • Nightly cost at these facilities could range from $100 to $150 USD per night (approximately $1,400-$2,100 USD total)

Travelers who are long-term or residents can self-quarantine at their own residences. 

Korean health authorities have indicated that all passengers will be required to download and respond to daily questions via a Self-Diagnosis Mobile App for 14 days. 

    • Passengers who are unable to download the mobile app must provide a valid phone number and address in Korea to facilitate daily health monitoring by local government officials. 

Passengers transiting through Incheon International Airport to third countries will not face the new quarantine requirement, but will receive a temperature screening and health questionnaire.

Japan

Restriction: Yes

Japanese immigration officials have: extended the period of application for certain types of visa extensions and residency applications.

Non-Japanese citizens who leave Japan, even U.S. citizen legal residents, will not be able to return under current conditions.

U.S. Citizens and travellers (from the U.S.) are denied permission to enter Japan for the time being, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

      • Those who come from the U.S. will be quarantined for 14 days, and are refrained from using public transport. 
      • Visa exempt countries have their status suspended
      • APEC Business Travel Cards also suspended

Thailand

Restriction: Yes

The Royal Thai Government Extends State of Emergency and Incoming International Flight Ban Until July 31. The flight ban does not affect outbound flights; there are still daily outbound flights available with connections to the United States.

    • Most commercial services are closed except for food delivery, supermarkets, drug stores, convenience stores, banks, and other essential services. 
    • Foreigners are banned from entering Thailand, except diplomats, pilots, cargo ships, and work permit holders. 
    • Restriction of movements. Closure of hotels. 
    • The U.S. Embassy in Chiang Mai has suspended routine consular services. 

Most foreign nationals are still banned from entering Thailand. Those seeking to enter Thailand must request a Certificate of Entry from the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate.  All arrivals are subject to a 14-day quarantine which can be spent at a government quarantine facility, alternative state quarantine, or self-quarantine at home depending on the traveler’s status.

There are no longer international flights departing from Chiang Mai International Airport or Phuket International Airport until further notice.

Vietnam

Restriction: Yes

Vietnam will continue to suspend entry into Vietnam to all foreigners, including people with a Vietnamese visa exemption certificate. 

All persons entering Vietnam must undergo medical checks and a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

Health declaration is mandatory for all passengers entering Vietnam, which can be done by completing a paper form on arrival or a digital form online before the trip here. Travelers should contact their airlines directly for information.

Embassies and Consulates cannot intervene in the quarantine rules established by the Vietnamese government, and may not issue any documentation requesting the Vietnamese government to waive the quarantine requirements for U.S. citizens.

Taiwan

Restriction: Yes

Taiwan allows foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism to apply for a special entry permit with a Taiwan representative office overseas. U.S. citizens in the United States may contact the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)

TRANSLATION: No tourism in Taiwan!

Taiwan requires all foreign nationals to present an English-language certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of boarding the flight to Taiwan and undergo a 14-day home quarantine period.

Transit passengers must leave Taiwan within eight hours.

      • Flights to and from china are excluded
      • Transit passengers must fly China Airlines, EVA Air, or Cathay Pacific and must use the same airline in and out.

Malaysia

Restriction: Yes

All foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until August 31.

All travelers MUST have explicit, written permission (Letter of Undertaking) from the Malaysian authorities prior to traveling to Malaysia.

As of July 24, all travelers will be required to undergo a mandatory fourteen-day quarantine at a facility designated by the Malaysian government and the full cost of quarantine must be borne by the traveler. 

Foreign nationals may transit through the international terminals of Malaysian airports as long as they are not required to pass through immigration while in transit.

Malaysian citizens with a foreign residence permit, including U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, are allowed to depart, but may not be able to return until the MCO is lifted. 

Sabah:

Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my.

Sarawak:

Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia DURING the MCO will be subject to a mandatory fourteen day quarantine in a government facility at their own expense, and must first request advance permission from  Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be transferred directly to a designated government hospital for treatment, while those who test negative will be required to complete a mandatory fourteen-day self-quarantine. 

Travelers will be required to download the MySejahtera application and will be issued a wristband for identification and monitoring by the authorities during their self-quarantine period

Singapore

Restriction: Yes

All should wear a mask whenever outside of their residence in public places including but not limited to public transport, supermarkets, wet markets, convenience stores, pharmacies, and shopping malls. 

Identity cards or passports should always be carried as many businesses now require them to be presented upon entry.

Short-term visitors are generally barred from entering or transiting through Singapore until further notice, with few exceptions.

      • Transit may be possible for travelers with flights originating from certain countries and using certain airlines. Prospective travelers are advised to consult with their chosen airlines about transit permissions through Singapore.
      • https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19

U.S. Travellers will be quarantined for 14 days at a gov facility at their own expense, which is 2k SGD (1,500 USD) total.

      • Travellers also required to take a COVID-19 Test, 200 SGD (150 USD)

Indonesia

Restriction: No

All foreigners entering Indonesia must present a health certificate and will be subject to additional screening upon arrival, including COVID-19 tests conducted at the airport, and may be subject to quarantine requirements.

Domestic flights are operating subject to certain restrictions.  Those seeking to board domestic flights must produce a test result indicating they are COVID-19 free.

Philippines

Restriction: Yes

The Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases continues to mandate wearing of face masks in all areas.  According to the IATF, face masks may be store-bought or improvised, such as a handkerchief or small towel covering the nose and mouth.

Under existing guidelines approved by IATF, only Overseas Filipino Workers; Filipino citizens and their spouses and dependents; foreign diplomats; and foreign crew members of airlines are allowed to enter the Philippines.

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) provided this list of operational hotels in the country as of April 6, 2020.

India

Restriction: Yes

All travellers have to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days: 7 days paid institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home.

Only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board after thermal screening. 

Passengers arriving through the land borders will also have to undergo the same protocol as above, and only those who are asymptomatic will be enabled to cross the border into India. 

All existing visas granted to Foreigners except to those belonging to Diplomatic, Official, UN/International organizations, Employment and Project categories shall remain suspended till prohibition on international  travel of passengers from/to India is lifted by the Government of India.

United Kingdom

Restriction: No

Most individuals arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days and may be contacted to verify compliance. New arrivals will be required to provide UK officials with contact and travel information prior to arrival by completing the Public Health Locator Form

If transiting airside with onward travel outside of the UK and not passing border control, you are exempt from self-isolation requirements. If transiting landside after entering the UK, you may travel directly between ports (such as Eurostar to Heathrow) without self-isolating.

All travelers 11 years and older must wear face covering on public transport and on aircraft.

Travelers are asked to wear a face covering while traveling through Gatwick.

France

Restriction: Yes

Restrictions entering France from outside the European Union (including the United States) remain in place. 

Transiting passengers may not leave the international zone and will not be admitted to France.  Luggage must be checked through to your final destination. You will not be permitted to leave the international zone to collect and recheck baggage. The duration of transit must be less than 24 hours.

Travelers arriving in France must self-isolate for 14 days if they have no symptoms. Anyone displaying symptoms could be subject to quarantine for up to 30 days.

Travel between EU states are open.

Cafes, bars, and restaurants are fully open, as are schools and public transportation.

Germany

Restriction: Yes

U.S. citizens who are not residents of the EU and do not fall into one of several narrow exceptions will be denied entry to Germany. 

Mouth and nose must be covered aboard any public Transport and in stores.

The Netherlands

Restriction: Yes

The Dutch government is strictly enforcing the EU travel restrictions banning non-essential travel from outside the EU with limited exceptions.

The EU non-essential travel ban was lifted for the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. 

Travelers without evidence of legal residency in the EU have been denied entry at Schiphol airport when seeking to enter the Netherlands or transit the Netherlands on their way to another EU country.

Belgium

Restriction: Yes

International commercial flight options currently exist for U.S. citizens in Belgium to return to the United States.

Restrictions in place for other EU countries apply for Belgium as well. 

Denmark 

Restriction: Yes

The Danish border closure – imposed on March 14 – remains in place for tourism-related travel from the United States.  There is no definitive date when travelers from the United States will be permitted to enter Denmark for tourism. 

The entry ban does not apply to foreigners who have valid Danish work or residency permits, foreign spouses, foreign parents, or foreign children of Danish citizens and residents, and those the Danish government determines have a “worthy purpose” of travel. 

The Danish government permits “sweethearts”, fiancees, and other close relations of Danish citizens or foreign nationals legally residing in Denmark to enter Denmark, so long as the individual can present proof of a negative COVID-19 test carried out no more than 72 hours before entry.

Spain

Restriction: Yes

U.S. travellers are barred from entering Spain.

Students who study in one of the EU/Schengen member states and possess the appropriate visa or equivalent permit may return. 

Under no circumstances will passengers who have a layover in Spain be allowed to leave the international area of the airport.

Portugal

Restriction: Yes

The Government of Portugal currently prohibits non-essential (tourist) travel to Portugal by U.S. citizens. 

US citizens who are Lawful residents of EU member states may enter Portugal.

Long-term visa holders are allowed but should contact the nearest Portuguese Embassy or Consulate to confirm that their visa qualifies.

As of July 1, the Government of Portugal permits essential travel to Portugal by U.S. citizens for professional, study, compelling family emergencies, health, or humanitarian reasons. 

ALL TRAVELERS must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test conducted within the last 72 hours – Your airline may refuse to board you without evidence of a negative COVID-19 test conducted in the last 72 hours.

Russia

Restriction: Yes

As of June 8, the Russian government allows entry of foreigners for medical treatment or in order to care for relatives in Russia.

Effective March 18, the Government of the Russian Federation banned the entry of all foreign nationals.  The ban does not apply to diplomats, airplane crew members, permanent residents of the Russian Federation, or transit passengers.  

Poland

Restriction: Yes

U.S. citizens who wish to travel to Poland cannot do so, as of July 23rd. 

For U.S. citizens who wish to transit Poland en route to another destination:  In some circumstances, travelers who are not permitted to enter Poland may transit through Warsaw Chopin Airport, if they arrive from a non-Schengen Area country and continue onward to another non-Schengen Area country.

Austria

Restriction: Yes

Austria has suspended the entry of  third-country nationals (non-EU/EEA/CH citizens), including U.S. citizens, entering Austria from outside the EU and the Schengen area.

Switzerland

Restriction: Yes

At this time the United States remains on the list of high-risk countries and U.S. citizens will remain subject to the current entry restrictions.

As of July 6th, anyone entering Switzerland from a country or area with a high risk of infection is legally mandated to go into quarantine for ten days.

Turkey

Restriction: No

On June 11, Turkey announced opening the majority of its international air, land, and sea borders.  The border with Iran remains closed.  The border with Syria remains closed.  

To date, tourist travelers do not need any specific health documentation to enter/exit Turkey unless they are arriving for medical treatment.

Greece

Restriction: Yes

International airports in Greece are open and operational; however, there are no direct flights between the United States and Greece at this time. Flights to and from the United Kingdom began on July 15, but may be stopped abruptly if random testing reveals a percentage of COVID-19 positive results deemed too high.  Flights from Turkey are banned through July 31.

We are aware of media reports that U.S. citizens might be permitted to enter Greece beginning July 31 with a negative COVID-19 test but cannot confirm or answer any questions as the Greek government has not made an official announcement.

Per the Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S. citizens residing in the United States are banned from entering Greece for non-essential travel, which includes tourism, unless you have an EU passport or meet one of the very narrow exceptions detailed in their posted information on entrance into the European Union/Schengen Area

Sweden

Restriction: Yes

Sweden has restricted the entry of foreign travelers who are traveling from outside the EEA/UK.

Swedish nationals and residents may still return to Sweden from countries outside the EEA.

Ireland

Restriction: No

There are no restrictions on flights from the United States or other countries to Ireland. However, the overall number of available flights is significantly diminished. 

Georgia

Restriction: Yes

Taxis remain limited to three people in the vehicle: a driver and two backseat passengers. 

Georgia has suspended entry into the country for most foreign citizens, with limited exceptions:

    • The spouse or minor child (under 18) of a Georgian citizen.
    • Certain business travellers
    • Citizens and legal residents of certain EU countries

Commercial air travel to Georgia remains suspended through August 31, except for flights to Munich (Lufthansa), Paris (Air France), and Riga (Air Baltic) which will resume in August.

With very limited exceptions, anyone who enters Georgia is subject to a mandatory, enforced, 14-day quarantine, usually in a government-assigned facility. However, persons entering Georgia may submit a request in advance to self-isolate in a private home or apartment; details and the request form are available on the Ministry of Health website here.

Croatia

Restriction: No

All other foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, may enter Croatia for business, tourism, education, or other pressing personal reasons if they provide the relevant proof and meet the requirements set forth by the Government of Croatia. Please visit this Croatian Ministry of Interior webpage for more detailed information and instructions to follow.

As of July 10, 2020, U.S. citizens arriving to Croatia for tourism, business, urgent personal reasons, or educational purposes must present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing).

Ukraine

Restriction: No

Wearing masks in public places, including public transportation, at all times is mandatory.  

U.S. citizens entering Ukraine will be required to enter into self-quarantine or take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at international airports in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Lviv.

On the date of this article, the Ukrainian government has not placed any significant restrictions of incoming flights. 

Belarus

Restriction: No

No plans for border closures in Belarus have been announced, but all travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. 

Travelers arriving in Belarus from the United States are no longer subject to the self-quarantine requirement.

Romania

Restriction: Yes

Mandatory wearing of “protection masks” in closed public spaces, stores, public transportation, and at the workplace.

The Government has eased commercial flight and travel restrictions to 22 countries with documented COVID-19 case reduction as of June 22, as determined by the National Institute of Public Health: Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland. 


Non-Romanian citizens are prohibited from entering the country under the state of alert with some exceptions, including for legal residents, family members, professional reasons or transit.

Czech Republic

Restriction: Yes

Currently, American citizens cannot travel to the Czech Republic for tourism or business purposes unless they are immediate family members of Czech citizens or EU citizens residing in the Czech Republic.

Starting on 15 June, you can come to the Czech Republic as a tourist if you are from the green labelled EU or Schengen zone countries. You no longer need to show a negative Covid-19 test on the borders and quarantine won’t be required. If you are from an orange or red labelled country on the map, a test is still required on the borders. The countries are divided according to risk in relation to the Covid-19 virus by the Czech Ministry of Health.

Green – low risk
Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Croatia, Iceland, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany, Norway, Poland – most of the territory, Austria, Romania, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain.
 
Foreigners entering the Czech Republic from countries listed below must be in possession of a recent Covid-19 test:
 
Orange – medium risk
Belgium, Great Britain
 
Red – high risk
Portugal, Sweden, Silesian region of Poland, All other countries

Bulgaria

Restriction: Yes

U.S. citizens are still prohibited from entering Bulgaria unless they meet one of the exceptions to entry restrictions found in the current Ministry of Health Order.

Exceptions:

      • Bulgarian Nationals
      • Nationals of the EU and Schengen Area
      • PR in Bulgaria and EU, UK, Schengen Area

Bulgaria may permit entry for tourists coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, Israel and Kuwait provided that they show a negative result of Coronavirus test, not older than 72 hours, Bulgaria’s Health Ministry announced on 30th June.

Kazakhstan

Restriction: Yes

Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has ordered an extension of a nationwide lockdown by another two weeks to stem the outbreak of the coronavirus a day after officials began discussing a possible easing of restrictions.

Toqaev made the announcement on July 29 while meeting with Prime Minister Asqar Mamin and Health Minister Aleksei Tsoi.

Visa-Free Travel Suspended Until November 2020: On April 17, the Government of Kazakhstan suspended a previous decree that had allowed citizens of the United States, in addition to some other countries, to enter and stay in Kazakhstan for 30 days visa-free.

U.S. citizens seeking entry or reentry to Kazakhstan prior to November 1, 2020 will require a valid visa.

Canada

Restriction: Yes

Travellers entering Canada by air or by land must:

      • provide basic information using the traveller contact information form, available through:
          • the ArriveCAN mobile app
          • an accessible web-based form, or
          • a paper form
      • undergo a screening by a border services officer or quarantine officer to assess symptoms

Travellers: Download the ArriveCAN app (iOSAndroid, or web format).

If you’ve recently returned to Canada and you have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days (starting from the date you arrived in Canada). This is mandatory.

U.S. Travellers who are  immediate family members of citizens or permanent residents will be allowed to enter the country as of June 9, 2020. 

Temporary foreign workers, international students are also allowed in.

Mexico

Restriction: Yes

The Mexico-US land border is closed to all but “essential crossings.” 

Mexico has not imposed any legal restrictions on passengers or vehicles entering Mexico by land from the United States

According to the official Notice, the land border restrictions do not affect flights to and from Mexico “at this time.”

Brazil

Restriction: Yes

Brazil’s government has loosened it’s restrictions on foreigners entering the country, allowing tourists to enter via airports. 

This ruling does not apply to visits arriving via land or sea, they will still be turned away.

However, foreigners arriving by flights to the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Sul, and Tocantins will not be allowed to disembark. 

Argentina

Restriction: Yes

Per the latest Argentine government policy, any foreigner who is not a resident in Argentina will not be permitted to enter Argentina.

An entry ban applies to non-residents and foreign nationals. Commercial flights are suspended until 2 August, and this date may be extended further.

Nationwide quarantine remains in place until midnight 2 August. In provinces where quarantine remains, follow the advice of local authorities and stay up to date as the situation changes.

Bahrain

Restriction: Yes

All visas upon arrival have been suspended.  Anyone attempting to enter Bahrain must have a residence permit.

All arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19 at their own expense. These tests may cost more than 30 BHD ($80), and passengers may be required to take two tests, which would double the cost to the passenger.

All arriving passengers will be quarantined for 10 days, regardless of the outcome of the COVID-19 test.

Egypt

Restriction: No

Commercial flights and international tourism to Egypt has resumed from 1 July. There does not seem to be any restrictions upon entering. 

Travel in Egypt will be restricted to the coastal governorates of the Red Sea, South Sinai and Matrouh, where tourists can travel freely. There are restrictions, however, preventing travel from these areas to other parts of Egypt.

All arriving foreign passengers must go through temperature checks and fill out a Public Health Card, and show proof of a valid health insurance policy.

Most foreign nationals require a visa. Find out about supporting documents for entry to Egypt and apply online via Egypt’s Online Visa portal.

Saudi

Restriction: Yes

The Saudi government has suspended issuance of tourist and most other categories of visas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All international passenger traffic, whether by air, land, or sea, has been suspended. All tourist travel into the country is currently suspended. All visits to Mecca and Medina to perform Umrah have been suspended, irrespective of nationality, visa type or residence status.

United Arab Emirates

Restriction: No

The UAE government announced travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result before flying to the country.

There are no restrictions placed on tourism travel into the UAE.

Morocco

Restriction: Yes

The only U.S. citizens who can return to Morocco at this time are those who are legal residents of Morocco.  Travellers going to Morocco for tourism are still barred from entry. The Government of Morocco has not announced when it will allow non-residents or tourists to enter the country.

For those who do qualify to enter must meet these conditions:

  • Passengers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result and serologic test for COVID-19, results from no later than 42 hours before departure. 
  • After arriving, travelers must self-isolate at home for 14 days, sign a statement on oath, and download the tracking app ‘Wiqaytna
  • Expatriates living in Morocco must show proof of residency in the form of a ‘carte de séjour’ (residency card).

South Africa

Restriction: Yes

Per the lockdown, all airports in South Africa are closed to commercial traffic.  Additionally, as of March 28, U.S. citizens are not currently eligible for the “visa on arrival” option, and any visas issued to U.S. citizens prior to the lockdown have been revoked.

Face coverings are mandatory in public spaces. 

Returnees must self quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. 

Tunisia

Restriction: Yes

Countries have been categorized as red (high), orange (medium) or green (low) depending on the COVID-19 risk, and depending on where you are traveling from, restrictions may apply to you.

“Red List” Countries (including the United States):  for individuals whose travel originates in a “red” country, only Tunisians and those with permanent residence status may enter Tunisia.

At this time, the United States is considered a “red” country by the Government of Tunisia and U.S. citizens will not be permitted to enter Tunisia, unless they also hold Tunisian citizenship or a valid Tunisian residency permit.

Australia

Restriction: Yes

At the current time, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members are permitted to travel to Australia.  

Learn more about who can enter Australia from the Department of Home Affairs.

Everyone who arrives in Australia will be quarantined for 14 days and might have to comply with other state and territory travel restrictions.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all travellers arriving in Australia by air or sea must go into government approved mandatory quarantine for 14 days from arrival, with limited exceptions.

State and territory governments, with support from the Australian Government, manage quarantine arrangements including:

      • transport for travellers from their arrival point to their quarantine accommodation
      • quarantine arrangements at the accommodation facility

You must quarantine in the city you arrive in for 14 days, even if you plan to travel elsewhere in Australia.

Cambodia

Restriction: Yes

Cambodia Entry Requirements, COVID-19 Testing, and Quarantine: authorities announced a requirement that all foreign travelers entering Cambodia pay a deposit of $3,000 upon arrival at airports for mandatory COVID-19 testing and potential treatment services. 

Travelers should be prepared to see this deposit applied to a minimum of $165 for mandatory COVID-19 testing, approximately $1,281 more to support quarantine in the event one or more passengers on their flight test positive, and a minimum of approximately $3,255 more for treatment and quarantine if the traveler tests positive. 

All passengers must undergo a 14-day quarantine at a location designated by Cambodian authorities.

Laos

Restriction: Yes

All land border crossings and airports will remain closed, entry into Laos is granted only in very limited circumstances. All entrants will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a 14-day self-quarantine requirement at their own expense; All U.S. Citizens who wish to depart Laos must inform the Embassy. The Embassy will then formally notify the Government of Laos.

Formal notice: https://la.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/Travel-advisory-of-the-Lao-PDR-1444-Eng-Unofficial-Translation.pdf.pdf

Myanmar

Restriction: Yes

The Burmese government imposed a nationwide ban on gatherings of five or more people, effective until July 31. 

Domestic tourism has re-started.  Many hotels have re-opened with increased COVID-19-control measures in place.  Many sites of interest across the country remain closed.

There is a nationwide curfew in place, from 12:00 A.M. to 4:00 A.M.  The government is actively enforcing this curfew.  

Yangon:

All persons leaving their residence must wear a mask.

Mandalay:

      • No longer a quarantine requirement for persons coming to Mandalay from other parts of Myanmar
      • All travelers to Mandalay Region must bring a recommendation letter from their ward administrator. Your landlord or hotel manager can help you obtain a recommendation letter from your ward administrator.

Nay Pyi Taw 

Personal Travel to Nay Pyi Taw: Please contact the manager of your intended hotel for detailed guidance on required documents.  You also will need to bring a recommendation letter from your employer and ward administrator.

Effective March 30, the Burmese government will no longer allow international commercial passenger flights to land at any airport in Burma.  This suspension will last through July 31.  

U.S. citizens departing Burma have noted that the Yangon International Airport has turned off the air conditioning and all shops are closed.

All foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens and all diplomats and U.N. officials, are required to present laboratory evidence of absence of COVID-19 infection issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel before boarding any airline destined to Burma. They will be required to undergo quarantine in a Burmese government facility for 21 days after arriving in Burma, followed by a 7-day home quarantine.

Norway

Restriction: Yes

Norway is currently restricting entry to Norway to only allowing Norwegian citizens, residents of Norway, residents of certain European countries, and certain exceptions to enter the country.  For exceptions and more information, please visit the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration website.

Finland

Restriction: Yes

Finland’s borders remain closed to non-resident foreign nationals entering the country, with some exemptions. So far, U.S. travellers are barred from entering.

Travelers arriving from within the EU or a Schengen Member State may enter Finland if they are traveling for work or study in Finland.

People arriving in Finland will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Under self-isolation, the person is allowed to move between their workplace and place of residence and for other essential reasons.

Luxembourg

Restriction: Yes

Face masks are still mandatory on all public transport and in indoor public places. An exception is made for children under the age of 6.

On June 30, 2020, the European Commission recommended, and Luxembourg is expected to adopt, the continued restriction of certain travelers from the United States to the European Union for at least for two additional weeks. 

People who are exempt:

      • EU citizens and their family members
      • long-term EU residents and their family members
      • travelers with an essential function or need, as listed in the Recommendation.

Colombia

Restriction: Yes

As  noted, the Government of Colombia has closed all international travel in and out of Colombia and restricted internal domestic travel within Colombia.

As of Monday, March 16, 2020 all arriving passengers are expected to comply with a self-quarantine of 14 days.

New Zealand

Restriction: Yes

International travelers are not allowed to disembark in New Zealand except:

      • Nationals of New Zealand (including Cook Isl., Niue, Tokelau).
      • Immediate family members of nationals of New Zealand.
      • Passengers with a permanent resident visa and their immediate family members.
      • Nationals of Australia ordinarily resident in New Zealand.

Nicaragua

Restriction: Yes

Airports in Nicaragua are closed to travel. The only exceptions are for humanitarian-centered flights. These flights must have prior approval (72 hours before departure) with the full passenger manifest. 

Guatemala

Restriction: Yes

Airports in Guatemala are closed until 15 August 2020. Whether this closure is extended or not is up to the discretion of the Guatemalan government. 

We are dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date information on travel restrictions so that you, and others, may stay safe in the air. 

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