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 https://salud.go.cr
- 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 - 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
- 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: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/
- This country is on the GREEN list for the UK
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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 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: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/
- The UK entered Cyprus’ RED category
Czech Republic SOURCE - The FCDO no longer advises against all but essential travel to Czech Republic, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks
- 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 government has permitted international flights to and from Egyptian airports. All arrivals into Egypt will be subject to health measures
- Passengers will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details, and will need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance
- Travelers must present paper copies of the test results. Digital copies will not be accepted
- This country is part of the RED list for the UK
Georgia SOURCE -The FCDO no longer advises against all but essential travel to Georgia
- Foreign citizens from a limited number of countries, including the UK, are now allowed to enter Georgia by air under the following conditions:
(1) Unrestricted entry for citizens of any country, including the UK, who have documentary proof of having received a full course of COVID vaccination
(2) You must travel direct by air and submit a travel history in advance, present on arrival a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours and take a further PCR test at your own expense on your third day in Georgia
- Mandatory 14-day quarantine is imposed on anyone who has been in India in the previous 14-day period
- This country is part of the AMBER list for the UK
Greece SOURCE - It is adviced against all but essential travel to Greece, including all the Greek Islands
- 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
- Travelers must have evidence of vaccination issued by the relevant national authorities
- 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
Indonesia SOURCE - Emergency mobility restrictions are in place until 31 July and further measures imposed by the COVID-19 Taskforce, including a ban on in-country air travel from 19 to 25 July
- 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 - 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
- Mexico is in the AMBER watchlist to enter the UK
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 - It is adviced against all but essential travel to Morocco, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks
- Travellers have to provide proof of having been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with the second dose administered at least two weeks prior to travel
- 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
- This country is in the AMBER list for the UK
The Philippines SOURCE - Commercial flights are operating to and from the Philippines. Check with your airline or travel company for the latest information
- Entry to the Philippines is permitted for foreign nationals subject to the following conditions:
* The traveller has a valid and existing visa at the time of entry
* The traveller has pre-booked accommodation for at least ten nights in an accredited quarantine facility (seven nights if fully vaccinated)
- All travellers coming from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates will be denied entry to the Philippines
- The Philippines is on the red list for entering England
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
- A mandatory 10-day self-isolation period for all people arriving in Poland is in place
- 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 - If travelling from any other non-EU/EEA country, you can only enter for essential purposes
- You need to complete an online passenger locator card before you arrive in Portugal
- With the exception of children up to the age of 12, you must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel to or through Portugal
- Madeira has been marked on the green watchlist for entering England
- Portugal has been moved to the AMBER list for entering England
Romania SOURCE - The UK has been added to the “Red List” of countries of high epidemiological risk
- Travellers arriving from the UK must have proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof that they have recovered between 14 and 90 days before arriving 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
- All other travellers will be expected to quarantine for fourteen days
- This country is part of the AMBER list for the UK
Serbia SOURCE - It is adviced against all but essential travel to Morocco, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks
- Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live
- 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
- Serbia is on the AMBER watchlist for entering the UK
Singapore SOURCE - See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 situation and measures in place to curb its spread
- Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission.
-Visitors, including Long Term Pass holders, are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission from the Singapore government
- there are new requirements for travellers who have been in the UK or another ‘high risk’ country up to 21 days prior to entry. These requirements are subject to change at short notice. See the Singapore Government website for more information
- This country is part of the GREEN list for the UK
South Korea SOURCE - All foreign nationals arriving in South Korea 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 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
- This country is part of the AMBER list for the UK
Spain SOURCE - All passengers entering Spain are still required to complete a pre-travel declaration form
- From 2 July, the Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK to present on entry the following:
* A negative COVID-19 test; or proof of vaccination: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements#vaccination
- Further requirements and entry restrictions may also apply if:
* You have travelled to a ‘risk country’ within 14 days prior to arrival in Spain
* You are travelling from mainland Spain to the Balearic or Canary Islands, or you are staying in tourist accommodation in the Canary Islands
* You are travelling overland (by road or rail) from France
- Travel restrictions and testing requirements are in place for international transit through Spanish airports
- The Balearic islands are on the GREEN watchlist for entering England
- Spain is on the AMBER list for entering England
Switzerland SOURCE - It is adviced against all but essential travel to Morocco, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks
- Travelers from the UK are not permitted entry to Switzerland. Demonstrating your vaccination status from the UK is not yet formalised for entry into Switzerland
- UK nationals and 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
- This country is part of the AMBER list for the UK
Thailand SOURCE - Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to complete additional travel documentation
- 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
- If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel: https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/regis/step?language=en
- "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 must take a PCR test less than 72 hours before travel and carry dated evidence of a negative result
- It is required to self-isolate for seven days on arrival in Tunisia and then isolate at home for another 7 days and pay to take a second COVID-19 PCR test, and receive a second negative result in order to leave isolation
- You must complete Tunisian government online questionnaire before travelling: https://app.e7mi.tn/language
- Tunisia is listed "RED" watchlist to enter the UK
Turkey SOURCE - Direct flights can arrive in England from Turkey, but they must arrive at dedicated terminals at Heathrow and Birmingham airports
- Passengers arriving from UK, Iran, Egypt or Singapore will require a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arriving in Turkey. Not required for those passengers transiting Turkey en route to another country
- All arrivals into Turkey, except Turkish citizens or residence permit holders, must complete an online form within 72 hours of travel: https://register.health.gov.tr/
- Turkey’s international land and sea borders are open but short-notice changes, and closures of land borders, are possible
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 red list for the UK
United Kingdom SOURCE - Entering (COVID-19) testing and quarantine rules you need to follow depends on where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
- 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 - Many domestic flights have been suspended and others reduced in frequency. Please check on the status of your flight with your travel provider before travelling and be aware that flights may be cancelled/suspended at short notice
- From 19 July – 1 August all passengers on domestic flights must have a negative Covid certificate (valid within 72 hours)
- Vietnam has suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals
- Borders with China, Cambodia and Laos are currently closed except for the import and export of goods
- Currently transit in Vietnam is not allowed
- Those arriving in Vietnam are required to provide information about recent travel

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Last Updated: 28 July 21

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