COVID-19: Inbound Travel restrictions

Inbound Travel Restrictions

Status Inbound Country Source Restrictions Quarantine Required Vaccine Required COVID Test Required
Colombia SOURCE - UK nationals travelling to Croatia are subject to strict epidemiological measures and must carry evidence of health status, proof of a vaccination, or a certificate of recovery following a positive test result between 11 and 180 days prior
- In addition to holding a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, permitted travellers must also undergo a mandatory 14 day self-isolation period on arrival
- Additional restrictions apply if you are travelling to Croatia from South Africa, Brazil or Zanzibar
- This country is on the AMBER list for the UK
Costa Rica SOURCE - U.S. citizens can enter Costa Rica via air on flights departing from the United States
- All travellers proceeding from any country will be admitted into Costa Rica as long as they comply with entry requirements and complete the digital form called HEALTH PASS and available at
- Visitors under 18 years, and visitors over 18 years who have been double-vaccinated with an approved vaccine more than 14 days previously, may enter without mandatory insurance
- This country is in the AMBER list for the UK
Croatia SOURCE - All travellers from the UK must present a negative COVID-19 antigen test which must not be older than 48 hours or a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours on arrival, regardless of their vaccination status
- UK nationals travelling to Croatia from countries other than the UK, Cyprus, Russia, South Africa, Brazil or Zanzibar may present one of the following documents on arrival:
* A negative COVID-19 antigen not older than 48 hours, or;
* A negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours, or; proof of a vaccination, or, a doctor’s certificate of recovery following a positive test result between 11 and 180 days prior)
- Croatia will accept certificate of completion of a two dose vaccine course (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) or a certificate of receipt of a one dose vaccine (Janssen, Johnson & Johnson)
- Travellers need to complete an online entry form before you travel to Croatia:
- This country is on the GREEN list for the UK
Cyprus SOURCE - Visitors from ‘RED’ category countries are required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure and provide proof of a negative result
- Travellers must then undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Larnaca or Paphos airports, and remain in self-isolation until the result is issued
- Travellers with proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations are not required to take a PCR test before departure
- All permitted travellers must complete a Cyprus Flight Pass before their journey, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass website:
- The UK entered Cyprus’ RED category
Czech Republic SOURCE - If you have spent more than 12 hours in the UK during the previous 14 days, you must present a negative RT-PCR test result that has been taken in the UK no longer than 72 hours before departure
- Travellers are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential reasons, such as work, medical treatment or family reunion, or if you hold residency or a valid long-term visa for the Czech Republic
- Some flights between the UK and the Czech Republic have been cancelled
- Entry for tourism is not permitted
- This country is part of the AMBER list for the UK
Egypt SOURCE - The Egyptian authorities have advised that all arrivals into Egypt will be subject to health measures
- Children under the age of 6 are exempt from providing negative PCR test certificates
- Passengers from all countries will be required to complete a health declaration with personal details, and will need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance policy to airport authorities
- Passengers arriving from countries where C19 variants of concern have been identified may be required to undertake a rapid COVID-19 test (ID NOW) on arrival
- Vaccinated passengers must have received the full course of either the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik V, and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines at least 14 days prior to arrival in Egypt
- Egypt will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record
- This country is part of the AMBER list for the UK
Georgia SOURCE -Unrestricted entry by air for citizens of any country, including the UK, who have documentary proof of having either received a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or of having been infected with COVID within the previous 100 days and having had the first jab in a two-dose vaccination process
- UK citizens can enter Georgia provided your travel to Georgia originates in the UK or one of the other countries listed on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
- Mandatory 14-day quarantine is imposed on anyone who has been in India in the previous 14-day period
-Georgia will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record
- This country is part of the RED list for the UK. Will move to the red list 4am, Sunday 8 August
Greece SOURCE - Commercial flights to and from Greece and the Greek Islands are operating. Check with your travel company for the latest information
- A partial lockdown is in force in most of Northern Greece, including Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki, Larissa, Kilkis, Kavala, Imathia, Pieria, Pella, Kastoria, Xanthi and Drama until at least 8 October. Restrictions include a curfew between 1am and 6am
- UK nationals are permitted to enter Greece if they are a permanent resident in the UK, Greece, another EU/EFA state
- All travelers who are eligible to enter Greece must complete the online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 48 hours before entering Greece (both into and out of Greece)
- Arrivals into Greece may be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival
- This country is on the AMBER list for the UK
Hungary SOURCE - Hungary has closed its border to most foreign nationals due to the coronavirus pandemic
- Limited circumstances in which foreign nationals, including UK and Germany are allowed entry to Hungary that includes with Slovakia border crossings between Hungary and other Schengen countries. Pandemic-related entry restrictions will remain in force
- Travelers, including residents and citizens, must quarantine for 10 days on arrival
- There is unrestricted land entry to Hungary from Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia, Germany
- UK nationals may enter Hungary if they hold a permanent residence permit or a permit allowing them to stay in Hungary for at least 90 days, and can present their documents to the authorities at the border
- This country is on the AMBER list for the UK
India SOURCE - All scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under a bilateral agreement between the UK and Indian governments, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate
- The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah are closed due to COVID-19
- All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed
-This country is listed AMBER to the entrance at the UK
Indonesia SOURCE - Commercial flights are operating to and from Indonesia. Check with your travel company for the latest information and PCR test validity periods
- Emergency public activity restrictions (PPKM) are in place until 13 September in Jakarta, the rest of Java and on Bali. Areas outside of Java and Bali will be extended until the 20 September. Essential services are available, but many public facilities are closed
- All non-Indonesian travellers are prohibited from entering Indonesia, although there are exceptions to this ban - including for those with KITAS/KITAP
- All non-Indonesian travellers are prohibited from entering Indonesia
- If you are a British national you may be able to enter Indonesia if you meet one of the following 4 exceptions to the ban:
•Holders of diplomatic and official/service visa for the purpose of a ministerial official visit.
•Holders of diplomatic and official/service stay permit.
•Holders of Indonesia Temporary Residence Card (KITAS) and Indonesia Permanent Residence Card (KITAP).
•Foreign nationals due to special discretion and provided with written permission from relevant ministries/government institutions
- This country is part of the RED list for the UK
Malaysia SOURCE - Entry to Malaysia for all British nationals is prohibited
- Any British national who wishes to apply to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy/High Commission or the Immigration Directorate before travelling
- You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside
Mexico SOURCE - The Government of Mexico partially closed its land borders with the United States, Guatemala and Belize as a preventive measure
- International air travel is not affected. If you were planning to enter Mexico by land from any of these countries, you can contact the Mexican Embassy or Consulates in that country for more information on the current restrictions
- All passengers travelling from air into the United States will need a Negative COVID-19 Test before departure
-Canadian citizens cannot enter the country by land. U.S Borders are open. Please check Port of Entry for Operating Hours
- Mexico is in the RED watchlist to enter the UK.
MX BORDER: Andrade Bridge (TIJUANA) SOURCE - Open from 6am - 2pm Daily
MX BORDER: >Brownsville Bridge (MATAMOROS) SOURCE - Open from 6am - 12midnight Daily
MX BORDER: >Calexico Bridge (MEXICALI) SOURCE - Open from 6am - 12midnight Daily
MX City: >Cancun SOURCE For certain medical procedures, major hospital require a Negative COVID test and 8 day quarantine to perform the procedure. Inquiry must be made as per procedure needed.
MX BORDER: >El Paso Bridge (JUAREZ) SOURCE - Open 24 hours a day
MX BORDER: >Laredo Bridge (NUEVO LAREDO) SOURCE - Open 24 hours a day
MX BORDER: >Nogales Bridge (NOGALES) SOURCE - Open from 6am -10pm Daily
MX City: >Playa Del Carmen SOURCE - Hotels, hotel beaches, restaurants, historic sites, theme parks, golf courses, nautical activities, and tourist-based businesses to operate, but at 30% of normal capacity.
MX BORDER: >Progreso International Bridge (NUEVO PROGRESO) SOURCE - Open to US Citizens and Legal Residents of the US under the age of 65
MX BORDER: >San Ysidro Bridge (LOS ALGODONES) SOURCE - Open 6am - 2pm daily
Morocco SOURCE - Direct flights between the UK and Morocco have been resumed
- On arrival to Morocco, you will be asked to present a completed Public Health Passenger form
- Demonstrating your vaccination status from the UK is not formalised for entry into Morocco, so you should follow alternative advice for entry. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status
- Morocco will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border
- This country is in the AMBER list for the UK
The Philippines SOURCE - The Philippines has not yet confirmed that it will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record
- The Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases currently advises that the following passengers are permitted entry to the Philippines:
Filipino citizens, including those with an Identification Certificate (IC) as proof of recognition as a Filipino citizen or as proof of retention/reacquisition of Philippine citizenship under RA9225;
Foreign nationals with valid and existing visas at time of entry;
Foreign nationals allowed entry under the Balikbayan Program (RA6768) provided they are nationals from non-visa required countries under EO408: a) Former Filipino citizens, together with their foreign spouses and children regardless of age, who are travelling with them; and b) Filipino citizens’ spouses and children, regardless of age, who are travelling with them
Foreign nationals who are holders of valid and existing Special Resident and Retirees Visa (SRRV)
Foreign nationals who are holders of a valid Section 9(a) visa, provided they present, upon arrival, an entry exemption document issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs
- The Philippines is on the RED watchlist list for entering the UK
Poland SOURCE - UK nationals, their spouses and children are included in the list of those who are exempt from entry restrictions related to COVID-19
- If you are fully vaccinated with a vaccination approved for use in the EU, you are exempt from having to present a negative test, but must present evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination at the border
- If you enter Poland directly from the United Kingdom (or any other non-EU or non-Schengen country), you must undergo mandatory quarantine unless show proof of vaccination
- If you enter Poland by air from another EU or Schengen country you must have a negative Covid test result issued in the 48 hours prior to arrival in Poland
- This country is part of the AMBER list for the UK
Portugal SOURCE - You can travel to Portugal for any purpose from the EU/EEA or from the UK and some other non-EU/EEA countries
- If you are travelling from any other non-EU/EEA country, you can only enter for essential purposes
- YIf you have an NHS COVID Pass or an EU digital COVID vaccination certificate showing you have been fully vaccinated with an EU approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before you travel
- If you are travelling from the UK or another non-EU/EEA country, you may be asked to show your COVID-19 vaccination certificate
- Madeira and Azores are now on the GREEN watchlist for entering the UK
- Portugal remains on the AMBER watchlist list for entering the UK
Romania SOURCE - Travellers arriving from the UK will be required to quarantine for fourteen days, with the exception of anyone who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania - Travellers only in possession of a negative RT-PCR test (completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently),will be exempt from quarantine - This country is part of the GREEN list for the UK
Serbia SOURCE - Serbian borders remain open for entry and exit, subject to any entry requirements currently in place in neighbouring countries
- Serbian nationals and foreign nationals with temporary and permanent residence must either present a negative PCR test result issued in the 48 hours before arrival or spend 10 days in self-isolation at home following entry to Serbia
- All visitors to Serbia are required to have with them a negative PCR test taken in the 48 hours before arrival
- Serbia has not yet confirmed that it will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. You should follow the entry rules for unvaccinated people
- Serbia is on the AMBER watchlist for entering the UK
Singapore SOURCE - Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission.
- Singapore will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record
- Long-term resident (holder of an employment pass, S Pass, work permit, foreign domestic work permit, long-term visit pass, or student pass), you may enter Singapore if you are fully vaccinated and if the Singapore government has approved your application to enter
- Short-term visitors are allowed only from certain countries. The list changes at short notice, so you should visit Singapore’s Safe Travel website for updated information
- Singapore has introduced varying entry permissions depending on your vaccination status, country of origin, and purpose of visit (such as on compassionate/medical grounds)
- This country is part of the GREEN list for the UK
South Korea SOURCE - South Korean authorities will accept UK proof of vaccination status
- From 1 September 2021 travellers need to obtain a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter South Korea visa-free
- All foreign nationals arriving in South Korea are required to provide a negative PCR test declaration, issued within 72 hours prior to departure
- All arrivals – regardless of nationality and length of stay – are also required to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) after entering South Korea
- If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can apply for a ‘quarantine exemption’ which allows you to bypass quarantine when entering South Korea
- If you have a Korean government-approved official vaccination certificate showing that you had received two vaccine doses in South Korea more than 14 days before you departed from South Korea, you may be exempted from compulsory quarantine on your return
- Travellers need to submit a negative PCR test issued within 72 hours prior to departure, no exceptions
- This country is part of the AMBER list for the UK
Spain SOURCE - The Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK to present on entry a pre-travel declaration form and a negative COVID-19 test; or proof of vaccination:
- If you are travelling to the Canary or Balearic islands from mainland Spain, you may be required to present a negative COVID test depending on the region you are travelling from
- In some parts of Spain, regardless of your country of origin, tourist accommodation providers may require you to present evidence either of a negative test, of being fully vaccinated or of having had and recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
- The Balearic islands are on the AMBER watchlist for entering England
- Spain is on the AMBER list for entering England
Switzerland SOURCE - Travellers who are not fully vaccinated may not be able to enter Switzerland from the UK - For those individuals eligible to enter Switzerland who are not fully vaccinated, travel from the UK is generally subject to 10-day quarantine with test and release available after 7 days - Unvaccinated children and adolescents arriving from the UK under the age of 18 are allowed to enter Switzerland and are accompanied by fully vaccinated adults but will need to quarantine on arrival - All travellers arriving by air must complete a passenger locator form, regardless of vaccination status - This country is part of the AMBER list for the UK
Thailand SOURCE - It is advised against to travel to: Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Southern Songkhla province. This does not include areas north of and including the A43 road between HatYai and Sakom, and areas north-west of and including the train line which runs between Hat Yai and Pedang Besar
- If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform:
- Most travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals travelling from the UK, are required to complete 14 days’ quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility
- "Phuket sandbox” plan is open to visitors from 63 countries and three territories rated by Thailand as low or medium risk for COVID-19
- Visitors will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of a negative test before entry to Phuket
- Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao will be allowed to enter until July 15th
- Thailand is on the AMBER list for the UK
Tunisia SOURCE - Travellers from all countries into Tunisia who are not vaccinated must take a PCR test less than 72 hours before travel and carry dated evidence of a negative result
- Travellers that are not fully vaccinated are required to enter mandatory quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 7 days on arrival in Tunisia
- Travellers are exempt from the requirement to enter mandatory quarantine if they can present official evidence to prove you have been fully vaccinated, but must self-isolate for ten days
- Proof of vaccination must be issued from the national health authority of your country of residence
- Tunisia will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record
- Tunisia is listed RED watchlist to enter the UK
Turkey SOURCE - Turkish banks no longer accepting, the old style £20 and £50 banknotes
- All arrivals into Turkey, except Turkish citizens or residence permit holders, must complete an online form a maximum of 72-hours prior to travel
- All arrivals (aged 12 and over) - including those arriving from the UK - into Turkey, from countries other than those mentioned below, must have proof of one of the following:
1.- A full course of COVID-19 vaccinations (completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Turkey)
2.- Recent recovery from COVID-19
3.- A negative PCR test (within 72 hours of arrival)
4.- Arapid antigen test (within 48 hours of arrival)
- For children aged 11 and under, no PCR test or vaccination certificate is needed
- Turkey will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record
-Turkey is part of the AMBER list to enter the UK
United Arab Emirates SOURCE - COVID-19 entry requirements may change at short notice, and travellers to the UAE are strongly encouraged to check the specifics, including the time frames for undertaking COVID-19 PCR tests before departure with their airline before they travel
- Residents, tourists and visitors travelling from or through the UK and arriving in Dubai and Abu Dhabi must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test which was taken no more than 72 hours before departure and present the certificate at check in
- Travellers arriving in Dubai may be required to undertake a further COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and will have to isolate pending the result of the COVID-19 PCR test. Further details are available on British Airways, Etihad and Emirates
- This country is listed as part of the AMBER list for the UK
United Kingdom SOURCE - When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government requirements
- You can enter the UK with either a passport or national identity card issued by an EEA country or Switzerland that should be valid for the whole of your stay
-If you have been in a country or territory on the:
GREEN: You must book a COVID-19 test for after you arrive
AMBER: You must book 2 COVID-19 tests and quarantine in the place you’re staying
RED: You cannot currently enter the UK if you’ve been in or through a country on the red list unless you’re British, Irish or you have the right to live in the UK
- Travellers must provide contact details by completing the online passenger locator form
- These rules apply even if you have been vaccinated
Vietnam SOURCE - Vietnam has suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals
- Fully vaccinated visitors to Vietnam with negative COVID-19 test results may be permitted to shorten their period of quarantine on entry at an assigned facility to 7 days, followed by another 7 days of medical surveillance at their residence
- The costs of quarantine, both in government centres and designated hotels, must be paid by those arriving or their employers
- Vietnam will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record for those who have permission to travel to Vietnam
- Quarantine is mandatory for anyone who may have come in to contact with coronavirus inside Vietnam and for most coming to Vietnam Vietnamese government quarantine centres are basic

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Last Updated: 20 October 2021

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