COVID-19: Inbound Travel restrictions

Inbound Travel Restrictions

Status Inbound Country Source Restrictions Quarantine Required Vaccine Required COVID Test Required
Colombia SOURCE - Limited international flights have resumed to eight of Colombia’s busiest airports: Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin (Rionegro), Cali, Barranquilla, Armenia, Pereira, and Bucaramanga. Colombia’s land and water borders remain closed until at least March 1
- The Ministry of Health has announced that 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
- Airlines may allow the boarding of travelers who do not have this test, provided they state under oath that they were unable to take a test or obtain the result within the required timeframe. In these cases, the Colombian government will require testing and/or isolation upon arrival in Colombia
- Passengers arriving from other destinations, and whose journey has started in the UK, will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.
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 https://salud.go.cr
- Visitors traveling to Costa Rica will need to provide proof of a medical insurance policy with specific cover requirements and complete an advance epidemiological information form
- Costa Rican Nationals and Legal Residents who enter the country may be required to self-isolate for 14-days
- Tourists testing positive for COVID-19 while in Costa Rica will be issued a sanitary quarantine order
- Tourists who are issued a sanitary order must secure lodging for the duration of the quarantine
Croatia SOURCE - Entry for tourism is not permitted
- U.S. citizens are not permitted to enter Croatia
- 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 (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point)
- Individuals who do not present a negative PCR test result upon arrival are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-isolation measure
- UK nationals travelling to Croatia from the UK, or any other non-EU/EEA country, are not currently permitted to enter the country. there are additional restrictions if you are travelling to Croatia from South Africa or Brazil
- The Croatian Border Police have final authority regarding entry into Croatia
- Travelers coming from countries currently covered by Annex I to EU Council Recommendation 2020/912 (namely Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, China and special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China – Hong Kong and Macao) may enter without restriction and without a PCR test if they have not been in close contact with an infected person and show no signs of illness
Cyprus SOURCE - Permitted travellers can choose whether to provide a negative COVID-19 result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours before travel or undergo a test on arrival in Cyprus
- The UK is in Cyprus’ Category C List, which means that temporary visitors from the UK are not permitted to travel to Cyprus
- Travel from the UK is permitted only for Cypriot citizens and their family members (including their parents, foreign spouses, and children under 18), and legal residents of the Republic of Cyprus
- U.S. citizen tourists will not be able to travel to the Republic of Cyprus if they have been in the United States, or any other country not classed as a Category A or B country, in the two weeks before travel to Cyprus
- Self-isolation protocols may be monitored in-person or by telephone
Czech Republic SOURCE - Entry for tourism is not permitted
- Some flights between the UK and the Czech Republic have been cancelled. Check with your airline operator before travelling
- 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 is permitted
- Travellers that have spent more than 12 hours in the UK during the previous 14 days, must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK no longer than 72 hours before departure
- You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test
- Passengers are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival
Egypt SOURCE - U.S. citizens permitted to enter
- Commercial flights are currently operating
- The Egyptian government has permitted international flights to and from Egyptian airports
- 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 to any location in Egypt with a negative PCR test are not required to quarantine
France SOURCE - The Government of France closed its borders to travel to non-European countries
- Travellers from the European space must present a negative PCR test less than 72h old to come to France
- All travelers must show a compelling personal, familial, medical, or professional reason to travel
- U.S. citizens and residents can return to the United States, but will not be allowed to enter or reenter France
- Arrivals from the UK will need to complete both a ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight, and a signed ‘travel certificate’ (attestation), confirming their reason for travel: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage
-If you do not have access to a PCR test in the country you are travelling from you will be tested on your arrival
-Travel from the UK through to all air, car, ferry and train are restricted with the exception for French nationals and nationals of the European Area and their spouses and children and British and/or third country nationals who are habitually resident in France, the European Union or the European Area, or who must travel for certain essential reasons
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
- All individuals who have travelled to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland within the last 14 days will be placed in mandatory quarantine at personal expense for 12 days upon entry
- Foreign citizens from a limited number of countries, including the UK, are now allowed to enter Georgia by air under the following restrictions:
** Unrestricted entry for citizens of any country, including the UK, who have documentary proof of having received a full course of COVID vaccination
** Holding a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours. You must take a further PCR test at your own expense on your third day in Georgia
** The Georgian Government announced that anyone entering Georgia who has been in the UK within the previous 14 days must undergo mandatory 12-day quarantine. This requirement applies to all nationalities and all entry or visa routes
Greece SOURCE - U.S. citizens are not permitted to enter. There is no projected date when entry will be permitted
- Greece will currently only allow EU citizens, EU residents, and residents of certain other specific countries to enter:
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/08/07/lifting-of-travel-restrictions-council-reviews-the-list-of-third-countries/
- 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)
- All travelers entering Greece through February 22, 2021 are subject to a mandatory seven-day preventive quarantine
- Travelers who entered Greece from the United Kingdom must take a PCR test at the end of the quarantine period with negative results in order to be released from preventive quarantine
- U.K. nationals are permitted to enter Greece if they are a permanent resident in the UK, Greece, another EU/EFA state, or in one of the following countries; Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, UAE
- Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry
- Please note if other passengers on your flight, bus, train or ferry later test positive, you may be subject to further quarantine/self isolation requirements
- NHS testing service in order to facilitate your travel to another country is not permitted
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
- U.S. citizens are not permitted to enter
- All people entering Hungary will be subject to a temperature check on arrival
- Most people entering Hungary must agree to enter a 10-day mandatory quarantine, usually at home
India SOURCE - U.S. citizens re permitted to enter India depending on the purpose of travel
- Travel to India for tourism and most other short-term purposes is still not permitted
- All international passengers must submit a self-declaration form at least 72 hours prior to departure for India
- Passengers who are symptomatic or screened positive for fever by automated fever scanners will be taken to designated isolation facilities for further evaluation and testing
- All travelers entering India, including residents and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card holders, are required to quarantine for 14 days unless an exemption is approved
- Scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights
- 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 - U.S. citizens are permitted to enter but only with a valid residence permit (KITAS or KITAP)
- The Indonesian government has prohibited foreign visitors from transiting and traveling to Indonesian Territory unless they are in possession of a valid residence permit
- Visa-free and visa-on-arrival entry for all foreign travelers, including U.S. citizens, remains suspended
- All foreign visitors arriving in Indonesia are required to:
• Hold a health certificate issued by health authorities from their home countries
• Undertake a mandatory 5-day quarantine at designated facilities conducted by the Indonesian government. Two PCR tests will be administered during this period. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a different facility or Indonesian hospital for treatment
- 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 - Malaysia has implemented entry and movement restrictions on all foreign nationals as the entire country remains under a “Recovery Movement Control Order” (RMCO) through March 31, 2021
- Travelers must have formal written approval from the Malaysian Government before attempting to enter Malaysia
- Entry to Malaysia for all British nationals is prohibited.
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.
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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 - The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until February 10, 2021
- The Moroccan Government has suspended until further notice all flights to and from the UK following the emergence of a new strain of Covid-19 in the UK
- Passengers arriving in Morocco by air, travelling from the UK via a third country are also not allowed to enter Morocco
- Travelers must provide a negative PCR test before boarding your flight or ferry to Morocco, with the results dated no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure.
The Philippines SOURCE - A ban on non-Philippine citizens arriving from countries officially reporting cases of the new COVID-19 variant remains in effect through January 31, 2021
- Under the travel ban, passengers arriving from the United States and more than 30 other countries will not be allowed to enter the Philippines
- Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry.
Poland SOURCE - UK nationals, their spouses and children are included in the Polish Border Guards list of those who are exempt from entry restrictions related to COVID-19
- Flights between the UK and Poland are permitted
- Travellers are required to self-isolate on arrival in Poland if you enter by public transport, or have coronavirus symptoms, or have come into contact with someone who has
- Entry checks remain in place on land borders with Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Portugal SOURCE - The Government of Portugal is in a country-wide State of Emergency and has issued a nationwide lockdown order
- 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 or in another EU member state; UK and other non-EU/EEA nationals who are travelling for essential purposes
- In Madeira, you will be required to take an additional RT-PCR test 5 to 7 days after your initial test
- If you are travelling to Portugal for essential purposes, be prepared to show evidence to support your reason for travel, to your airline and to the immigration officer on arrival
- travel to Portugal from Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand is permitted for any purpose providing you are also a resident in one of these countries. Travel from Hong Kong and Macao is subject to reciprocity
- The land border with Spain is open.
Romania SOURCE - Anyone from the UK who has had both doses of the vaccine, and arrives in Romania more than ten days after the second dose, will no longer be expected to self-isolate
- UK nationals and non-EU/EEA nationals resident in the UK are not permitted to enter Romania for non-essential purposes
- All passengers who do not meet the requirements introduced on 18 January 2021 including children, travelling from the UK must show a negative Covid test on arrival (either RT-PCR or Antigen type). These passengers will still have to quarantine for 14 days following their arrival in Romania.
- All passengers travelling from the UK will need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Romania
Serbia SOURCE - All individuals coming to the Republic of Serbia from all countries across the world, excluding the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of North Macedonia and Montenegro, shall be allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia solely provided they have a negative RT-PCR test
- Serbian borders remain open for entry and exit, subject to any entry requirements currently in place in neighbouring countries.
Singapore SOURCE - Please refer to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Centre website when planning your travel routes
- Singapore has implemented special travel arrangements with some countries/regions, such as China and Malaysia, to facilitate travel
- Visitors from Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand can apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) to enter Singapore
- Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry
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South Korea SOURCE - Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry
- All travelers to Korea should be aware that there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entry
- Most tourists must quarantine in government facilities at their own expense
- The Government of the Republic of Korea announced that the temporary suspension of direct flights from UK to South Korea would be extended until 28 January 2021
- If tested positive for coronavirus, you will be isolated and treated at a hospital or community treatment centre.
Spain SOURCE - Spain introduced travel restrictions on passenger travel from the UK by air and sea. These measures have been extended until 6pm (GMT+1) on 2 February 2021
- International transit through Spanish airports by passengers on flights departing from the UK is permitted on presentation of a negative PCR, TNA or LAMP test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival into Spain
- U.S. citizens cannot enter Spain unless they meet very specific requirements or have already obtained special permission from the Government of Spain
- The Spanish government has suspended entry into Spain of any individuals coming from the United Kingdom, except for Spanish citizens and residents of Spain. The current situation is extremely dynamic, so please be sure to monitor Spanish regulations carefully for any changes.
Switzerland SOURCE - Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries is allowed without restrictions unless a country or region is defined as Covid risk area
- The United States remains on the list of high-risk countries and U.S. citizens will remain subject to the current entry and transit restrictions
- The Federal Council has introduced a general entry ban from today for all foreign nationals seeking to enter Switzerland from the UK and South Africa
- Travelers from the UK are not permitted entry to Switzerland.
Thailand SOURCE - If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform
- All travellers entering Thailand will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense
- If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country
Tunisia SOURCE - The Tunisian government suspended the entry into Tunisia of passengers coming from or transiting through the UK
- The Tunisian government announced that there will be a system of authorisation to permit travel from the UK to Tunisia in exceptional circumstances. Details of how this system will function have not yet been published
- All travellers will have their temperature checked on arrival in Tunisia and you could be randomly selected for a rapid test. If the result is positive, you must spend quarantine in a government-approved hotel or quarantine centre at your own expense.
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Turkey SOURCE - Turkey has temporarily suspended passenger flights between UK and Turkey. However, limited flights from Turkey to the UK continue
- Turkey’s international land and sea borders are open. However, short-notice changes, especially temporary closures of land borders, are possible and you should check access locally
- Passengers wishing to transit through airports in Turkey on to a domestic Turkish flight will be required to take another PCR test upon arrival, before catching their onward flight
- Passengers who have been in the UK within the last 10 days will be quarantined for 14 days on arrival in Turkey at locations selected by the local Turkish authorities
United Arab Emirates SOURCE - Tourists and visitors travelling from or through the UK and arriving in Dubai after Saturday 16 January must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test which was taken no more than 96 hours before departure and present the certificate at check in
- Dubai Residents travelling from or through the UK to Dubai have the option to either present a negative COVID-19 PCR test on departure which was taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure or to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at Dubai airport
- Holders of full British passports will be granted a free of charge visitor/tourist visa upon arrival in the UAE
United Kingdom SOURCE - ‘Travel corridors’ are currently suspended
- Your passport or identity card will be checked when you arrive at a UK port or airport to make sure you’re allowed to come into the country. It should be valid for the whole of your stay
- You need to show proof that you’ve completed a passenger locator form when you arrive at the UK border. The government will use the form to contact you if someone you’ve travelled with develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
Vietnam SOURCE - Vietnam has suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals, except for a small number of diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers - Quarantine lasts a minimum of 14 days and could be longer if you test positive at any point. If you test positive, you will be treated in a Vietnamese hospital - Currently transit in Vietnam is not allowed.

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