COVID-19: Inbound Travel restrictions

Inbound Travel Restrictions

Status Inbound Country Source Restrictions Quarantine Required Vaccine Required COVID Test Required
Colombia SOURCE - All inbound international passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 96 hours prior to departure
- Direct flights to/from London have been suspended from until further notice
- Between 24 hours and 1 hour before departure, you must fill out the ‘Check-Mig’ form, available on the Migración Colombia website
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 traveling to Costa Rica will need to provide proof of a medical insurance policy and may be required to self-isolate for 14-days
Croatia SOURCE - Entry for tourism is not permitted
- EU citizens, their family members, and EU residents coming from third countries must present a negative PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours
- Additional restrictions if you are travelling to Croatia from the UK, South Africa or Brazil
Cyprus SOURCE - 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
- Passengers coming from Red Category countries are required to: a) undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure proving a negative result and b) undergo a second test upon arrival in the Republic of Cyprus
Czech Republic SOURCE - Entry to the Czech Republic is only allowed for essential reasons
- Some flights between the UK and the Czech Republic have been cancelled
- Passengers are required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival
- Travellers must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR test between 5-7 days after arrival
Egypt SOURCE - U.S. citizens are permitted to enter
- Commercial flights are currently operating
- All passengers travelling to Egypt (including Egyptians) must be in possession of negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19, taken at a maximum of 72 hours before their flight departure time
- Passengers travelling from Japan, China, Thailand, North America, South America, Canada, London Heathrow, Paris, and Frankfurt will be allowed to provide the test certificate performed at a maximum of 96 hours prior to flight departure
- Travelers must present paper copies of the test results. Digital copies will not be accepted
- Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry
- Passengers will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details, and will need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance policy to airport authorities
- Travelers to Sharm El Sheikh are allowed to arrive without a PCR test and then be tested upon arrival. In this situation the travelers have to quarantine until the test results are known and then isolate if the test results are positive
- Travelers who arrive with to any location in Egypt with a negative PCR test are not required to quarantine
France SOURCE - All air, car, ferry and train passengers arriving from the European area need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure
- Any international travel – to or from France – from a country outside of the European area is prohibited
- Travellers from the European space must present a negative PCR test less than 72h old to come to France
- Travellers will need to complete a ‘sworn statement’ form:
Georgia SOURCE - U.S. citizens are permitted to enter with additional documentation
- Foreign citizens arriving by air may be unconditionally admitted to Georgia if they present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate confirming receipt of two full doses of the vaccine
- Entry requirements for UK nationals have been eased but anyone entering Georgia who has been in the UK within the previous 14 days will continue to face mandatory 12-day quarantine
Greece SOURCE - 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)
Hungary SOURCE - Hungary has closed its border to most foreign nationals due to the coronavirus pandemic
- 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
- You must provide proof that you entering Hungary explaining reasons for travelling and demonstrate that you are able to transit to your final destination
India SOURCE - Scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended
- Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements
- All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals
Indonesia SOURCE - The Indonesian government has prohibited foreign visitors from transiting and traveling to Indonesian Territory unless they are in possession of a valid residence permit
- 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
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
- Malaysia has implemented entry and movement restrictions on all foreign nationals as the entire country remains under a “Recovery Movement Control Order” (RMCO)
- Anyone (including British nationals) who gets permission to enter the country will be obliged to quarantine for 10 days at a designated government facility
Mexico SOURCE - All passengers travelling from air into the United States will need a Negative COVID-19 Test before departure
- International Flights are allowed. Non-essential travel along the U.S. - Mexico land border is restricted
- Canadian citizens cannot enter the country by land. U.S Borders are open. Please check Port of Entry for Operating Hours
MX BORDER: Andrade Bridge (TIJUANA) SOURCE - Open from 6am - 10pm 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 - 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: >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 - All direct flights between Morocco and the UK remain suspended
- Passengers arriving in Morocco by air, travelling from the UK via a third country are also not allowed to enter Morocco
- British nationals who find themselves now stranded in Morocco and who require consular assistance should call the British Embassy
The Philippines SOURCE - The Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has announced a temporary suspension of entry into the Philippines effective 22 March – 21 April
- Passengers arriving at any international port of entry may be subjected to mandatory quarantine (for a maximum of 14 days)
Poland SOURCE - The Polish Government has introduced a mandatory 10-day self-isolation period
- 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
- Separate entry requirements are applied for residents in Poland
-Flights between the UK and Poland are permitted
-Entry checks remain in place on land borders with Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
Portugal SOURCE - Flights between the UK and Portugal are currently suspended
- Transit through Spanish airports from the UK to Portugal is not permitted
- Travel to Portugal is limited to EU/EEA nationals and their family members; UK and other non-EU/EEA nationals who are officially resident in Portugal
- Travellers need to complete an online passenger locator card before arrival in Portugal
Romania SOURCE - Travellers arriving from the UK no longer need to have had a negative PCR test
- UK nationals and non-EU/EEA nationals resident in the UK are not permitted to enter Romania for non-essential purposes
- Essential travel is still permitted
Serbia SOURCE - Serbian borders remain open for entry and exit, subject to any entry requirements currently in place in neighbouring countries
- Visitors travelling from the USA may enter Serbia under the same conditions with either a negative PCR or antigen FIA Rapid Test
- All visitors to Serbia are required to have with them a negative PCR test taken in the 48 hours before arrival
Singapore SOURCE - All travelers arriving into Singapore, regardless of nationality, are subject to mandatory 21-day quarantine, CPR testing, and travel insurance
- Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore
- Travellers who have been in the UK or South Africa 14 days prior to travel, including for transit, will not be permitted to enter or transit Singapore
- Travellers required by the destination country/region to take a COVID-19 test in Singapore before departure
South Korea SOURCE - Direct flights from UK to South Korea has been extended until 22 April 2021
- All foreign nationals arriving in South Korea, whether by air or sea, 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 COVID-19 and undergo 14 day quarantine after arrival
Spain SOURCE - Spain’s borders are open to European Union and Schengen-area countries
- Travellers must complete andsign online Health Control Form (through QR code from App)
- All overland travellers (excluding children under the age of 6 years old) who wish to enter Spain by road or rail from France, are required to present a negative PCR, TMA or LAMP test taken within 72 hours prior to entry
Switzerland SOURCE - Travelers from the UK are not permitted entry to Switzerland - UK nationals and other non-Swiss nationals arriving from a ‘high risk-country’ or outside the Schengen area are not permitted entry to Switzerland - Anyone arriving in Switzerland from the U.K, regardless of nationality, is required to self-isolate for 10 days - Flights from the UK to Switzerland are limited
Thailand SOURCE - From April 1, quarantine-on-arrival will be reduced from 14 days to 10 days
- Travellers with a vaccine certificate may be eligable to no less than 7 day quarantine
- health insurance covering a minimum of 100,000 baht is required
- Travellers must present original or paper copy of the vaccine certificate at port of entry
- Travellers must be vaccinated for 14 days or more prior to entry
- Proof of vaccine and a valid COVID test (72hrs) will be mandatory on arrival
- The 7 vaccines approved by the Thai Ministry currently are:
a) Sinovac, b) Astrazeneca, C) SK Bioscience, D) Pfizer/BioNtech, E) Moderna, F) Serum Institute of india, G) Janssen (Johnson&Johnson)
- If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country
- Register for certificate of entry at
Tunisia SOURCE - All direct flights between the UK and Tunisia are currently suspended until further notice. Some indirect flights are in operation
- You must take a PCR test less than 72 hours before travel and show evidence of the negative test result
- There is an exemption from self-isolation for travellers into Tunisia from Libya by land
Turkey SOURCE - Turkey has temporarily suspended direct passenger flights between the UK and Turkey. However, limited flights from Turkey to the UK continue
- All arrivals into Turkey, except Turkish citizens or residence permit holders, must complete an online form within 72 hours of travel
- Turkey’s international land and sea borders are open. However, short-notice changes, especially temporary closures of land borders, are possible
United Arab Emirates SOURCE - 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
- Travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi will also be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival
- 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
- All arrivals in Abu Dhabi will be required to wear a medically approved wristband for the duration of their quarantine
United Kingdom SOURCE - If you’re travelling to England you must either quarantine in the place you’re staying or in a managed quarantine hotel for 10 days because of coronavirus (COVID-19)
- You must get 2 coronavirus tests after you arrive in England and book these before your travel
- You cannot currently enter the UK if you’ve been in or through a country on the banned travel list (sometimes known as the ‘red list’) in the last 10 days, unless you’re British, Irish or you have the right to live in the UK
-You need to show proof that you’ve completed a passenger locator form when you arrive at the UK border
Vietnam SOURCE - Borders with China, Cambodia and Laos are currently closed
- Transit in Vietnam is not allowed
- Vietnam has suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals
- Those arriving in Vietnam are required to provide information about recent travel

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Last Updated: 12 May 21

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