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You must provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure, purchase Aruba’s COVID-19 insurance, agree to health screening and temperature checks on arrival. All travelers must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR medical certificate issued within 7 days of their flight.
Upon arrival, visitors are subject to medical screening and must complete a health declaration form. Cayman Islands: International flights and cruise ships are banned from entering unless pre-authorization has been given.
Anyone who is permitted to enter must undergo quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in a government facility. If the RDT is negative, then the traveler must self-isolate in a government-operated or certified facility for 5 days before having another PCR test.
Grenada: Based on Grenada's color code system identifying low, medium and high-risk regions, travelers arriving from all countries are required to present a certified copy of a negative PCR test conducted within 7 days of travel. All travelers must fill out a health declaration form, register and download the Grenada contact tracing app, and will be given a rapid test on arrival.
Non-nationals must have travel insurance to cover COVID-19,or declare that they will bear the cost for treatment and isolation. Passengers must complete a COVID-19 health questionnaire, and anyone with a temperature above 100.4ºF (38ºC) will not be allowed to board the flight.
St Vincent and the Grenadines: All travelers must complete an online Prearrival Travel Form, and everyone should arrive with a certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 5 days before arrival. Read the protocols outlined here in detail to find out which category you fall under.
Trinidad and Tobago: Airports and borders remain closed to non-nationals unless flights are permitted by the Minister. Only returning nationals and residents are allowed to enter, and are subject to entry requirements.
Turks and Pieces: Borders are open and travelers must obtain travel authorization via the TCI Assured portal 72 hours before departure, a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 5 days before departure, proof of health/travel insurance with COVID-19 cover, and must complete a health screening questionnaire. From 7 January 2021, at 12.01am EST, all air passengers traveling to Canada, who are five years or older, will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the country.
Passengers must present evidence of a negative laboratory test result to their airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Exemptions include Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students. If you're a foreign national (not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada), you won't be able to enter if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
Arrivals must provide contact information, undergo screening by a border official, and quarantine or self-isolate for 14 days. Effective January 26, all air passengers entering the United States will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of departure.
From 30 October, entry is permitted for nationals and residents of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, and they must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours before arrival and obtain medical insurance with coverage of coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment costs. Returning nationals and residents of Argentina are subject to quarantine for 14 days, and passengers must now complete a Health Declaration form online within 48 hours prior to the trip.
In all parts of the country, you must cover your nose and mouth with a face mask or other garment whenever you go out in public. Passengers will be exempt from quarantine if they present a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is dated within 7 days of the flight, and foreign travelers must have their test result endorsed by the respective Bolivian Consulate before arriving.
Anyone who arrives without a medical certificate and negative test result will be subject to quarantine. Foreign nationals must present proof of valid health insurance that provides coverage during the period of their stay.
From 31 December, all other travelers including Chileans, resident and non-resident foreign nationals have to complete a mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival in Chile. Travelers must present a negative PCR test result taken no more than 10 days prior to departure to be exempt from self-isolation.
As of 22 December, all travelers arriving from the EU, the UK, South Africa, or Australia must present a negative test and also quarantine for five days at a hotel approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Arrivals without a negative result who do not agree to undergo the RT-PCR test must complete self-isolation (APO) in temporary accommodation for a period of 10 days.
A negative test result for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for French Guiana is required for boarding a flight. All passengers must have a negative PCR COVID-19 certificate, and the test must be taken at least 7 days prior to arrival.
Passengers who have a test completed within 72 hours will be allowed immediate entry into Guyana without restrictions. Non-resident passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result (taken at most 72 hours before arrival at an authorized laboratory in the country of departure or of transit).
Everyone must fill out a Traveler's Health information form online, at most 24 hours before departure. From 5 October, international flights with countries in the region have resumed at a limited capacity.
Eligible passengers must submit a negative molecular test result, which has been performed a maximum of 72 hours before departure, and sign a Declaration Jurado de Salud that agrees to comply with the mandatory 14-day quarantine and that you are symptom-free of COVID-19. The entry of foreign nationals who travel from Europe and South Africa or who have stopped over in Europe or South Africa in the last 14 calendar days, and do not reside in Peru, is banned.
Uruguay: Borders remain closed to foreign nationals, and there are only limited exceptions to the entry ban. Eligible travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and undergo 7 days of mandatory self-isolation at a declared address.
All non-resident foreign travelers must show proof of health insurance that covers suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours before your departure flight or land border arrival.
Inbound travelers must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is no older than 72 hours upon entry. Travelers must obtain a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid test result issued within 72 hours of arriving, and fill out a form online before departure.
Panama: Document International Airport reopened to commercial flights on 12 October. Foreign travelers, residents and Panamanians must obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of boarding their entry flight to Panama.
Arrivals will have temperatures checked and be asked to wear face masks, and quarantine only applies to anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19. Austria: Entry without restrictions only applies to travelers who have spent the previous 10 days in countries that are deemed safe by the Austrian Foreign Ministry, listed here.
Foreign travelers must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of arrival. For the most up to date information on where travel restrictions apply, check the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Anyone eligible to enter must fill out a Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before arrival. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Borders are open for citizens and residents of EU and Schengen countries who arrive with a negative PCR test result no older than 48 hours, unless they fall into an exempt category.
Bulgaria: Borders have opened to nationals from some countries, and depending on where you are traveling from you may need to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test. As of Dec 1, 2021, the border is closed to foreign travelers, except some EU /EAA countries.
Germany: Travel without restrictions is only allowed if the area is not defined as “high-risk” by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Anyone who has spent 14 days before arrival in an identified risk area is obliged to self-isolate in their own home or suitable accommodation for 14 days, or provide proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 48 hours prior to entry or be tested on arrival.
Leisure travel is also possible from China (based on reciprocity) Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay. Essential, work-related and return travel is possible from the UK, all Schengen and EU countries.
Except for the countries listed as open for leisure travel, self-isolation for 14 days is recommended upon arrival. For the latest information on who can enter France and requirements, read our travel alert.
You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. Latvia: From 15 January 2021, all travelers entering Latvia, including children age 11 and above, are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or before crossing the Latvian border.
Entry without self-isolation is only allowed for visitors from countries identified here, which have less than 16 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. Luxembourg: Travelers from the European Union and Schengen Area are allowed to enter.
Travelers on the Amber and Red list must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result carried out within 72 hours of arrival. Moldova: From 1 September, travelers from countries with a low epidemiological COVID-19 risk (classified as green areas) are allowed to enter.
The list will be updated every two weeks on Friday on the Moldovan Border Police website (click the PDF link at the bottom of the page), where you will also find a detailed list of exceptions to the entry ban. Anyone arriving in Norway from countries where the level of infection is high (marked as “red” on the map here) must self-quarantine for 10 days.
The Netherlands: From Friday 15 January, a negative rapid antigen test will now be required from all travelers from the UK arriving by air, ferry, train and coach. From 1 July, The Dutch government has adopted the EU's recommendation to lift its travel ban for residents of a number of countries deemed safe.
Check the Polish Government website for the latest list of international flight restrictions. Russia: Restrictions on some international flights have been lifted, check with your airline for the latest measures in place.
Serbia: Only travelers from Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and North Macedonia need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival. The list of countries is updated frequently on the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic website.
If you arrive from any country which is not listed, or if you have visited an unlisted country within the previous 14 days, you must self-isolate on arrival and register with your regional Public Health Authority office, who will contact you after at least 5 days to arrange a COVID-19 PCR test. Spain: Borders are open to travelers from the EU and all Schengen Area countries without quarantine.
Travelers from high-risk countries must provide a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain. All travelers must fill out and sign the FCS form, and present the QR code upon arrival.
Liechtenstein: The country is in a customs and currency union with Switzerland, and is following Swiss border rules. Sweden: Borders are open without restrictions to travelers from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and the UK.
Citizens from outside the EU and Schengen Area from approved countries are allowed to enter. Ukraine: From 28 September, travelers from countries in the green zone, listed here, are allowed to enter.
United Kingdom: From 4am on 18 January 2021, if you intend to travel to England, Scotland, or Wales, including UK nationals returning home from overseas, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.
You must also self-isolate when you enter the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, unless you have a valid exemption. Air passengers must show proof of a negative PCR test from within 72 hours prior to arrival, and must undergo quarantine for at least 7 days, and will be released from quarantine once you have tested negative after the 7-day period.
Passengers must leave their passports with immigration police for up to 72 hours until the first test results are received. Botswana: Airports in Gaborone (BE), Kane (BBK) and Main (PUB) reopened.
Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative PCR test for COVID-19, issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
Air passengers eligible to enter must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. A positive result means isolating at home or in a government facility at their own expense.
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 7 days before arrival. Anyone entering must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 7 days before arrival.
Anyone eligible to enter must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 result prior to arrival. Ethiopia: Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative PCR COVID-19 test result that has been issued no more than 5 days (120 hours) prior to arrival.
Gabon: All international flights have been suspended, and land and sea borders have closed indefinitely. Arrivals must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and will be required to self-isolate at home/one location for 14 days.
Ghana: Commercial flights have resumed at Kooky International Airport from 1 September. Guinea: Conakry airport is gradually reopening to commercial flights based on reciprocity.
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative PCR COVID-19 result issued no more than 5 days before their flight. Arrivals are subject to medical screening, and anyone shows symptoms will be tested for COVID-19, and anyone with positive results will be taken to a government treatment center.
Anyone showing symptoms of coronavirus may be placed in an isolation facility in a government hospital. Non-essential travel is restricted, social distancing measures must be followed, and face masks must be worn in public.
Travelers, including Malawian nationals and residents, arriving from high-risk COVID-19 countries must undergo 14-days of self-isolation. Travelers entering Mauritania must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test dated within 72 hours before arrival.
Morocco: From 6 September, visa-exempt foreign travelers with a confirmed hotel reservation or business travelers who have an invitation from a Moroccan company can enter (contact your local Moroccan embassy for more information). All non-Namibian travelers arriving in Namibia are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from their country of departure which is not older than 7 days.
Eligible passengers must fill out a Health Declaration Form and upload evidence of their negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours (4 days) of departure to Nigeria. Arrivals will be subject to a second test, and results will be delivered within 24 hours, during which time you will self-quarantine in designated accommodation.
Air passengers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, and must undergo 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a private residence or hotel (at your own expense). Anyone who intends on traveling to Sierra Leone must obtain authorization from the Government of Sierra Leone, produce a negative PCR COVID-19 test issued no later than 72 hours before departure, fill out a pre-departure public health passenger locator form, provide proof of payment for on arrival COVID-19 tests paid through the online portal, and then upon arrival undergo both a COVID-19 PCR and RDT test.
Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival to be eligible for entry. As of 22 December, some countries are restricting flights to and from South Africa due to the second wave of COVID-19 caused by a new variant of the virus.
Eligible travelers must show a negative test for COVID-19 that is less than 72 hours old, and will be asked to install a government contact tracing app. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 certificate issued no more than 48 hours ahead of their journey to enter.
Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival may undergo enhanced screening and COVID-19 testing, followed by potential 14-day self-isolation. All travelers must fill out an online form, and present the QR code prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival.
For the first 14 days, most travelers will be subject to self-isolation at their place of residence, a government-approved hotel or quarantine center. Uganda: Entente International Airport will reopen from 1 October, and travelers will be required to present a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR test for COVID-19 dated within 72 hours before departure.
Tour operators and local partners have been asked to make sure their travelers proceed directly to their accommodation and do not mix with Ugandans. From 4 September, returning residents and nationals who have a negative COVID-19 certificate valid within 48 hours of arrival are allowed to self-quarantine for 21 days.
Arrivals from high-risk COVID-19 countries must complete a Health Declaration Form and Passenger Locator Form provided by cabin crew, and health officials will assess if you are able to self-quarantine for 14 days or be quarantined for 14 days. All foreign nationals must show proof of a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result dated no more than 72 hours before departure.
If you do not have a negative COVID-19 certificate, you will undergo a swab test and quarantine at your expense until the results are received (this could take up to 7 days). You will also need to provide a personal statement that confirms you are ready to be quarantined for 14 days if required.
Iran: Entry is permitted for anyone holding an Iranian passport or a valid visa. Nationals will be directed to quarantine locations for 14 days and will cover associated medical and accommodation costs.
Foreign nationals arriving from a country where an entry ban does not apply (restrictions are listed here) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, and self-isolation for 14 days at a location designated by the quarantine station chief. Foreign nationals who wish to enter Japan for work or study and have visited the UK (or countries on Japan's exempt list) in the past 14 days are currently not permitted to enter until at least the end of January.
If you are entering Japan you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test, 72 hours before your flight's departure. Kazakhstan: International flights are severely limited, and are only operating with select countries.
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, issued at most 72 hours before arrival. Laos: International flights are suspended, and borders are closed to foreign travelers.
Arrivals will undergo mandatory health screenings and 14 days of quarantine at their own expense. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure, and complete a health declaration form.
Foreign nationals holding certain categories of residency and employment passes are also allowed to enter. Arrivals are subject to medical screening, quarantine for 14 days at your own cost in a designated facility, and must download the MySejahtera app.
The Mongolian government may allow foreign nationals to enter if they meet certain criteria: passengers with a short-term visa (business (B-type), diplomatic (D-type) or official (A-type) visa) issued on or after 8 October 2021. International arrivals are subject to quarantine for 21 days at designated facilities. Only Nepalis, international passengers from certain employment categories, and their dependents will be allowed to enter Nepal.
North Korea: All international air and train routes have been temporarily suspended since 31 January 2021. Foreign nationals with existing long-term visas are allowed to enter the Philippines, subject to certain conditions outlined here in this travel alert.
Singapore: From 31 January 2021, Singapore citizens and permanent residents must undertake 14 days in quarantine at a government facility on arrival, followed by 7 days quarantine at their place of residence. From 17 November, travelers who have been granted permission to enter from most countries (except for Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents) must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of travel.
Transit via Change Airport is permitted and includes health screening measures. South Korea: From 8 January 2021, all foreign nationals arriving in South Korea by air will be required to provide a negative PCR test declaration, issued within 48 hours of departure.
Resident visa holders, diplomats, business passengers with special entry permits and spouses and children of Taiwanese nationals will be exempt from this restriction; however, these groups will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test and complete a 14-day quarantine. Land borders are closed, and foreign nationals are banned from entering the country.
Repatriation flights are permitted for nationals of Turkmenistan, accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners and some employees of international companies and organizations. From 22 September, Vietnam has resumed international commercial flights to six destinations: Guangzhou, Taiwan, Seoul, Tokyo, Phenom Pen, and Vientiane.
Entry is only permitted for diplomats, experts, investors and their family members, and Vietnamese nationals returning home. Inbound travelers must submit an online health declaration form, and undergo medical checks upon arrival.
Quarantine lasts a minimum of 14 days, and maybe extended longer if you test positive at any point. Bahrain: Only Bahraini citizens, residents, and passengers with Prior Permission Granted are allowed entry.
Georgia: Entry is severely restricted to only a few countries, and the most up to date information can be found here. Kuwait: Land, sea and air borders will reopen with effect from 2 January 2021.
On arrival in Kuwait, expect medical screenings and random PCR tests may be conducted on passengers from each flight. From Thursday 7 January 2021, travelers to Lebanon must take a PCR test at Beirut International Airport on arrival before quarantining for one week.
Passengers must fill out a health declaration form online before departure, and have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 96 hours before arrival. Oman: Land borders will be closed from 6pm local time on Monday 18 January 2021.
Anyone entering Oman must obtain a negative PCR test result 96 hours or less before arrival, and are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, and will also be required to wear a tracking bracelet for the period of self-isolation. From 15 September, some categories of expatriates holding valid visas (exit/entry, business, residence/Drama and visit) are allowed to enter.
Passengers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure. Beginning December 30, 2020, all international arrivals age 6 years and older are required to have taken a COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours prior to their flight.
Passengers failing to submit a negative PCR test will not be permitted to board the flight to Turkey. Effective Dec 21, all flights to and from the UK, Denmark, and South Africa have been temporarily suspended.
United Arab Emirates: All citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists traveling to the UAE must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure. Foreign visitors to Dubai must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate and international health insurance.
The Health direct Australia Restriction Checker is where you can find the most up to date information by state. Only returning nationals are permitted to enter, and must undergo 14 days of mandatory quarantine.
Travelers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result no older than 72 hours (3 days) before departure, and complete a health registration form on Otis.pf. As of 15 January, travelers from the US and UK must have a COVID-19 test taken and a negative result returned within 72 hours of their first scheduled international flight.
As of 25 January, travelers from all other countries (except those from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific islands) must meet that same requirement. Passengers arriving from non-high-risk areas will be required to undergo 7-day mandatory quarantine in a designated government facility and will be tested for COVID-19 on days 1, 7, and 14.
Papua New Guinea: Entry to Papua New Guinea is subject to written exemption from the Controller, and all international travel requests must be submitted to Approved travelers must test negative for COVID-19 within 7 days prior to arrival, and fill out a mandatory INAPT form online here. Vanuatu nationals arriving at repatriation flights are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
If you fall under a high-risk category for COVID-19, which includes adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions, follow the advice of your doctor first and foremost In the days and weeks leading up to your planned trip, stay up to date with information from your airline or travel provider to see how your plans have changed or if your flights are affected Be aware of mandatory quarantine requirements in your final destination. Come prepared with face masks if they are a requirement by the airline you are flying with, or mandatory in the country you are visiting Follow the advice of local authorities wherever you do go.
Not doing so may be a criminal offense and result in fines or imprisonment If you have minor symptoms such as cough, headache or mild fever, stay home and self-isolate until you recover. Some airlines are turning passengers away at check-in if they present even mild symptoms of COVID-19 Cases of COVID-19 are rapidly spreading in some countries, while beginning to slow in others Where restrictions have been lifted, the risk may still be present, and you should continue to follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines as provided by the World Health Organization : While in public wash your hands consistently (carry hand sanitizer) Try to avoid crowded places as best you can Maintain at least 3ft (1 m) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early (call before visiting your doctor) and don't leave home until COVID-19 has been ruled out.
If you have traveled to a country where COVID-19 is present, or suspect you have been in contact with someone who is infected and are experiencing the following symptoms: feeling tired, having difficulty breathing, have a high temperature, cough and/or sore throat, isolate yourself as much as possible and call your doctor to rule out the possibility of coronavirus. To increase access to reliable information, WHO has partnered with WhatsApp and Facebook to launch a WHO Health Alert messaging service.
This service will provide the latest news and information on COVID-19, including details on symptoms and how people can protect themselves. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.
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