COVID-19: Inbound Travel restrictions

Inbound Travel Restrictions

Status Inbound Country Source Restrictions Quarantine Required Vaccine Required COVID Test Required
Colombia SOURCE - You will be required to show an onward or return ticket valid within the 90 day period allowed for their entry into Colombia as a visitor
- Between 24 hours and 1 hour before departure, you must fill out the ‘Check-Mig’ form, available on the Migración Colombia website
- Colombia has reopened all land, sea and river borders. Neighbouring countries may still implement their own border closures
- If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Colombia without needing to test or quarantine for flight arrivals
- Colombia will accept vaccines approved by the WHO, or those officially approved by a country or territory recognised by the United Nations. At least 14 days must have passed since your second dose of the vaccine
Costa Rica SOURCE - The entrance to Costa Rica is enabled for tourists from all the countries of the world by air, land and sea
- The tourist must meet the visa requirements, when required, as well as the requirements established in the framework of the pandemic
- Visitors under 18, and visitors over 18 who have been double-vaccinated with an approved vaccine more than 14 days previously, may enter without mandatory insurance. See the list of approved vaccines:
- All travellers must complete an advance epidemiological information form
Croatia SOURCE - To be allowed entry into Croatia, all travellers from the UK must present one of the following documents on arrival:
-You will need to complete an online entry form before you travel to Croatia
- Proof of a vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 antigen not older than 48 hours. A negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours and a doctor’s certificate of recovery from COVID-19
- If you are arriving in Croatia from countries other than the UK, Cyprus, Russia, South Africa, Brazil or Zanzibar and do not have one of the documents listed above, and are not subject to a specific exemption, you will be required to take a PCR test or rapid antigen test upon arrival in Croatia
- Upon entry to Croatia, you will be handed instructions regarding the conditions for self isolation, which will include details about ending your self-isolation through a negative test
-Croatia will accept either 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)
Cyprus SOURCE - All travellers are required to complete a Cyprus Flight Pass within 48 hours of departure and should check specific arrival requirements as outlined on the Flight Pass website
- Vaccinated passengers may enter the Republic of Cyprus provided they hold a valid certificate of vaccination
- Cyprus will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record
- Passengers aged 12 and over wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus who have not been vaccinated or do not hold a valid certificate of vaccinationmust undergo a PCR laboratory test within 72 hours prior to departure or a rapid antigen test within 24 hours prior to departure
Czech Republic SOURCE - If you have been fully vaccinated under the UK government’s vaccination programme at least 14 days prior to travel, you are able to enter the Czech Republic for any reason, including tourism
- The Czech Republic will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record
- Travellers are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival
- Negative pre-departure PCR test result is required prior departure unless travellers received a booster vaccination (3rd dose)
- Travellers who have not been fully vaccinated, are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential reasons
Egypt SOURCE - Passengers from all countries will be required to complete a paper health declaration (issued by your airline or on arrival) with personal details, and may need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance policy to airport authorities
- 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
Georgia SOURCE - If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Georgia by air without needing to test or quarantine
- If you arrive by land or sea, you will additionally need to present a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
- Find out if you qualify as fully vaccinated in Georgia on The Foreign Ministry website
-Georgia will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record
- If you’re not fully vaccinated, you 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
Greece SOURCE - arrivals in Greece are no longer required to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF)
- Air connections with Greece are liable to suspension or amendment, sometimes at short notice
- Greece’s land borders are subject to restrictions at present. Monitor official information from the Greek authorities on any changes to border arrangements
- If not fully vaccinated, the requirements for entry to Greece apply to all travellers who are 5 years old and over. For more information, check the Greek authorities’ advice
Hungary SOURCE - All COVID-19 restrictions on entering Hungary have been lifted. Hungary do not require any COVID-19 vaccination proof, or a negative test result to enter the country, regardless of your vaccination status
- Travellers can enter Hungary by road, rail and waterway from all the countries neighbouring Hungary (Croatia, Austria, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine) without any epidemiological restrictions, regardless of your nationality and coronavirus immunity
India SOURCE - Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating between India and the UK under a bilateral agreement but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice
- All travellers will be subject to thermal screening by health officials on arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements
- For all international travellers, there is no longer the requirement to test on arrival or to quarantine at home for 7 days
- If you are unvaccinated, you will need to upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report, with the test having been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey
Indonesia SOURCE - You will need permission from the Indonesian authorities to enter Indonesia
- British Citizens who are entering Indonesia via Bali for tourism purposes can apply for a visa on arrival at a cost of IDR 500,000
- All visitors will also need to present your health certificate showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result as stipulated above at check-in ahead of any scheduled travel
- Full details of the travel restrictions for foreign visitors are available in English on Twitter via DitJen Imigrasi (@ditjen_imigrasi)
- Travellers should reconfirm eligibility to enter Indonesia with your travel agent/airline and the Indonesian Embassy:
Malaysia SOURCE - The FCDO no longer advises against all but essential travel to Malaysia, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks with the exception of advises against all but essential travel to all islands off the coast of eastern Sabah from Kudat to Tawau, including (but not limited to) Lankayan, Mabul, Pom Pom, Kapalai, Litigan, Sipadan and Mataking
- Entry to Malaysia for 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
- Anyone granted permission to enter Malaysia from the UK must quarantine for 14 days in a designated government facility and pay the costs
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 •The Andrade/Los Algodones border crossing will be re-opening from 6:00 a.m to 10:00 pm local time, 7 days a week
•Non-citizen travelers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when crossing at a land port for non-essential travel. That applies if they are 18 or over
•These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or foreign-born individuals aged 17 or under
•U.S. Citizens don’t have to present any form of vaccination proof nor a negative COVID test when crossing to/from Mexico
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 - The Moroccan Government reopened the borders for commercial flights into and out of Morocco
- Passengers are required to present a valid vaccine pass (in the UK, a valid vaccine pass can be obtained after having two doses, with the second dose having taken place at least two weeks before travel)
- Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the pre-travel PCR test requirement, and children under the age of 18 are exempt from the requirement to present a vaccine pass
- All passengers are required to download, print and sign a passenger health form before arrival in Morocco
The Philippines SOURCE - The Philippines’ Government Resolution 160B and 164A explain the detailed entry rules in response to COVID-19 for people travelling to the Philippines
- Fully vaccinated British passport holders are permitted to enter the Philippines. You will be permitted to enter the country visa free for an initial period of 30 days and will not be required to undergo facility-based quarantine providing you meet the following requirements: Six months validity on your passport and holding return or onward tickets; proof of vaccination status; Proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departing for the Philippines
- The Philippines’ Government Resolution 160B explains the current entry rules to the Philippines
- The Philippines will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record
- You are no longer required to observe facility-based quarantine but must self-monitor for any COVID symptoms for seven days from your date of arrival in the Philippines
Poland SOURCE - The Russian invasion of Ukraine is ongoing. Russian military strikes have taken place in Ukraine within 20km of the Polish border. You should not attempt to cross into Ukraine from Poland
- Travellers to Poland from abroad you must fill in a passenger locator form
- All travellers arriving from non-Schengen countries, which includes the UK and Ukraine, who are aged five years and older must present evidence of a negative pre-departure test (PCR or antigen/lateral flow) taken within 24 hours before arrival
- See the Polish government’s guidance on possible exemptions to entry
- If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Poland without needing to quarantine on arrival
- You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to avoid needing to quarantine on arrival
Portugal SOURCE - You can travel to mainland Portugal for all purposes from the EU/EEA, the UK and from some other non-EU/EEA countries
- All travellers to Portugal are required to complete a passenger locator form before arrival. Complete one form per passenger. If you’re travelling to Madeira or Porto Santo with children aged 11 and under, include their details in your form
- If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter mainland Portugal without needing to test
- You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated when you check-in for your flight to mainland Portugal
Romania SOURCE - All passengers who are travelling to Romania must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF). The document should be completed no more than 72 hours before entering the country
- Romania is no longer using a traffic light system to classify countries for travel
- All travellers (Romanians or foreign citizens) entering Romania must follow the same entry requirements. You do not have to quarantine upon arrival if:
you are fully vaccinated (see “proof of vaccination status” below); or
you can demonstrate that you have recently recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months; or
you present a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours ahead of departure). You can use the Green certificate to demonstrate your COVID-19 status, or other compatible official documents
Serbia SOURCE - All visitors to Serbia (with a limited number of exceptions set out below) must have with them a negative PCR test result issued within 48 hours of arrival
- 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
- Visitors travelling from the USA may enter Serbia under the same conditions with either a negative PCR or antigen FIA Rapid Test result
- Serbia will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies
- Serbian borders remain open for entry and exit, subject to any entry requirements currently in place in neighbouring countries
Singapore SOURCE - Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission.
- If you’re a 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 without travelling on a Vaccinated Travel Lane if you are fully vaccinated and if the Singapore government has approved your application to enter
- Singapore has introduced varying entry permissions depending on your vaccination status, country of origin, and purpose of visit (such as on compassionate/medical grounds)
- Singapore will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record
- Singapore only recognises those who have had two vaccine doses as fully vaccinated. Those aged 12 to 15 years old who have received only one dose are not recognised as vaccinated by Singapore and cannot travel on a Vaccinated Travel Lane flight
South Korea SOURCE - All transit passengers receive a temperature check on arrival in Korea. Symptomatic individuals will be subject to a COVID-19 test and hospitalisation if found positive - Transit passengers at Seoul Incheon Airport require a ticket/boarding pass for their onward flight to their final destination - All arrivals – including children under the age of six, and regardless of nationality and length of stay – are also required to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) within 24 hours after entering South Korea
Spain SOURCE - Before travel to Spain, everyone (including children under 12 years old, see Children and young people) travelling by air or sea must fill in and sign an online Health Control Form
- Tourism: you must show valid proof of being fully vaccinated (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine) at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain
- Due to current travel restrictions, you may be questioned on arrival by Spanish border authorities to ensure you meet the legal entry requirements. Spanish border authorities only allow entry if they are satisfied that you meet the entry requirements, and reserve the right to deny passage
Switzerland SOURCE - British nationals who are currently visiting the UK, who are normally resident in Switzerland will be refused entry if transiting through France by road or rail in order to return home to Switzerland
- You are eligible to enter Switzerland for any travel purpose if you are fully vaccinated and can show adequate proof
- Travellers who are not fully vaccinated are only eligible to enter Switzerland from the UK if they are: Swiss or Liechtenstein nationals; EU or EFTA nationals; holders of the following documents:
1.- Residence permit, i.e. a Swiss residence permit (L / B / C / Ci permits);
2.- A cross-border permit (G permit);
3.- FDFA legitimation card;
4.- D visa issued by Switzerland; holders of a ‘laissez passer’ issued by the Swiss Embassy in situations of special necessity - Travellers who are not fully vaccinated and do not meet one of the exemptions outlined above are not eligible to enter Switzerland
- 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
Thailand SOURCE - Fully vaccinated, people arriving from 46 countries, including the UK, can enter Thailand without quarantine
- You must take a PCR test before you leave the UK and when you arrive in Thailand
- Fully vaccinated travellers arriving from countries not on the list can travel to Thailand under the Sandbox Programme. This requires you to stay in a hotel or other accommodation approved by the Thai government for 7 nights
- Travellers from all countries who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility
- You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app when you arrive
Tunisia SOURCE - If you have been vaccinated, you must show official evidence of this to enter Tunisia. You must have been vaccinated: At least 28 days before travelling (Janssen vaccine) or at least seven days before travelling (all other vaccines). Proof of vaccination must be issued from the national health authority of your country of residence
-Travellers over the age of 18 who have not been vaccinated must self-isolate at the place they are staying for five days, and present on arrival either: a PCR test less than 48 hours before travel or a rapid lateral flow test less than 24 hours before travel with dated evidence of a negative result. This test must include a QR code
Turkey SOURCE - 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
United Arab Emirates SOURCE - Before you travel to England you must complete a passenger locator form. You need to do this in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
- You do not need to quarantine when you arrive in England
- If not fully vaccinated take a COVID-19 test in the 2 days before you travel to England. Book and pay for a COVID-19 PCR test after you arrive in England and you must complete a UK passenger locator form in the 48 hours before you arrive in England. You will need to enter your PCR test booking reference number in the passenger locator form
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 resumed some international commercial flights on selected routes. Flights and transit arrangements are still prone to changes and cancellation with little notice
- Travellers fully vaccinated (at least two doses of a vaccine recognised and approved by Vietnam) must comply with at least 14-day quarantine since your second dose of the vaccine
- Vietnam will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record
- Vietnam recognises the following vaccinations AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Sinopharm, Sputnik V, Hayat-Vax and Abdala
- Travellers must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours before arrival - Currently transiting through Vietnam is not allowed

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Last Updated: 21 March 2022

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