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Corona virus travel updates around the world

Coronavirus travel updates:

International News Desk:

Bangladesh

Suspension of visa-on-arrival scheme. Self-quarantine for 14 days. All travelers must present a health certificate within three days stating that they are not affected by a coronavirus. Some flights suspended. Ban on entry to travelers who have recently been in Europe (not including the UK).

New Zealand declares a national state of emergency

Albania and Slovenia: All flights suspended.

Austria

No direct flights between Austria and the UK, or direct air or rail connections from Austria to Italy, France, Spain or Switzerland. Travelers coming from Italy by road will be stopped at the border and must present a health certificate stating that they are not affected by a coronavirus. Ski resorts closed on 15 March in Tirol, Salzburg and Vorarlberg.

Andorra, Monaco and the Netherlands

Cultural and sporting activities are prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars are closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours; public transport limited; health screenings on arrival likely. Some flights suspended.

Azerbaijan

Mandatory quarantine for 14 days. E-visas suspended. Flight schedules reduced. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult.

Coronavirus: travel companies allow trips to be postponed free of charge

Belgium

Flights from outside the EU are suspended. Transit through Belgium requires proof of residence and onward travel. Restrictions on non-essential movement (ie except food shopping, medical care). Cultural and sporting activities are prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars are closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours; public transport limited. Some flights suspended.

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Check with airlines and transport providers if transit is permitted before traveling. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving these countries as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult. Flight schedules are reduced, some land/sea borders closed and some non-essential movement restricted.

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Flights with UK suspended. All orders are closed.

Croatia

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Borders closed form 19 March for 30 days.

Cyprus

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Flights suspended until 4 April at least.

Denmark

Ban on entry to UK travelers. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving these countries as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult. Some flights suspended. Flights suspended from Greenland from 21 March to at least 4 April. Flights to Faroe Islands severely reduced. Borders with Sweden closed to travelers from 14 March.

France

Some flights suspended.UK nationals can still drive through France to return to the UK. Cross-Channel train and ferry services reduced. Restrictions on non-essential movement from 17 March for 15 days (ie food shopping, medical care, exercise of up to 20 minutes running or walking). Cultural and sporting activities are prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars are closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours and public transport limited.

Greece

Self-quarantine for 14 days. Cultural and sporting activities are prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars are closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours and public transport limited; health screenings on arrival likely. Flights from and to UK Italy, Spain and Turkey are suspended.

Ireland

Self-quarantine for 14 days. Cultural and sporting activities are prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars are closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours and public transport limited; health screenings on arrival likely.

Isle of Man

Self-quarantine for 14 days.

Lithuania

Ban on entry and transit to UK travelers. Countrywide quarantine until 14 April. All commercial flights suspended until further notice. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

Luxembourg

All passenger flights suspended from 23 March. Restrictions on non-essential movement (ie except food shopping, medical care). Cultural and sporting activities are prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars are closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours; public transport limited.

Malta

Travelers in Malta are advised by the Maltese government to leave as soon as possible.

Moldova

No direct flights to the rest of Europe. Ban on entry to travelers who have been in China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macao, South Korea or Taiwan in the 14 days before arrival.

Montenegro

Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Iran and Hubei province of China. Self-quarantine for 14 days for travelers who have recently been in Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Slovenia or Austria.

Portugal

Land border restrictions with Spain until 15 April (ie cross-border commuters and deliveries only). However, UK nationals can still drive through Spain and France to return to the UK. Flights from outside the EU suspended (not including the UK, US, Canada, Venezuela, South Africa and Portuguese-speaking countries). Self-quarantine for 14 days for anyone arriving in The Algarve (Faro), the north (Viana do Castelo, Braga, Vila Real, Bragança, Porto, Aveiro, Viseu), the Azores, Madeira and Porto Santo. All campsites closed. Restrictions to non-essential movements are likely to be imposed soon.

Romania

Ban on entry to UK travelers. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Flights, buses, and rail routes from Italy suspended. Large gatherings restricted and some public transport suspended.

Slovakia

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Commercial charter company Charter Advisory may offer flights to London in the coming days. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving these countries as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult. Flight schedules are reduced, some land/sea borders closed and some non-essential movement restricted.

Spain

Ban on entry to UK travelers. UK nationals can still drive through Spain to return to the UK. All borders closed for entry from 23 March for 30 days. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Hotels and short-stay accommodation must close by Tuesday 24 March (measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, provided travelers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed). Some flights suspended. Land-border restrictions (ie cross-border commuters and deliveries only). Restrictions on non-essential movement (ie except food shopping, medical care).

Sweden

Ban on entry to UK travelers. All Scandinavian Airlines flights suspended. Other travel options are limited.

Switzerland

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Land border restrictions (ie no non-residents, and cross-border commuters and deliveries only) and some flights restricted (residents only). Restrictions on non-essential movement (ie food shopping, medical care, exercise, those that can’t work from home only). Cultural and sporting activities prohibited; ski resorts closed; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars closed; grocery shops likely to be open at limited hours and public transport limited.

Turkey

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Direct flights to the UK suspended from 17 March. Aeroflot is scheduling some flights to London via Moscow. Land borders closed. Travelers who test positive on arrival will be quarantined in a government facility for 14 days, and negative test results in 14 days self-quarantine. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult.

Asia

Armenia, Bhutan, Israel, Kuwait, Macao, Maldives, Mongolia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Turkmenistan

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Some flights and visa-on-arrival schemes suspended. Check with travel providers if transit is permitted before traveling.

UAE

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Inbound and outbound flights will stop at midnight. If you’re traveling in the UAE, continue to contact your airline or tour operator regarding any possible return flights. Contact the British Embassy if you are in difficulty.

Bahrain

Suspension of visa-on-arrival scheme. Self-quarantine for 14 days.

Brunei

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Royal Brunei Airlines has suspended direct flight from Brunei to London – currently it is the only airline flying from Brunei, with twice-weekly flights to Hong Kong, Manila, Melbourne, and Singapore.

Cambodia

Ban on entry to travelers who have recently been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain or the US.

Hong Kong

Ban on entry and transit to UK travelers. Some flights suspended.

India

Ban on entry to all travelers from the UK, EU, and Turkey from 18 March. Flights suspended until 14 April. Non-essential movement severely restricted. Commercial flights suspended until 14 April. All visas and e-visas invalid until 15 April.

Indonesia

Ban on entry to travelers who have been in the UK, Iran, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland in the 14 days before entry. All visas suspended until 20 April initially. Flights severely disrupted and transit options limited.

Japan

Visa on arrival suspended until the end of April initially. Ban on entry to travelers who have been in China, Iran or Italy in the 14 days before arrival. Restrictions on non-essential movement in Tokyo 28 and 29 March.

Jordan

No commercial flights in or out of Jordan, and all land and sea borders closed. Restrictions on large gatherings and non-essential movement (ie except food shopping, medical care).

Laos

Borders closed with Thailand. Thai Airlines and Thai Smile have suspended flights between Vientiane and Bangkok. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult.

Lebanon

All borders closed and flights suspended until 12 April. Restrictions on non-essential movement (ie except food shopping, medical care) and violators could face imprisonment; public and private gatherings banned; two people per car only; public transport suspended.

Malaysia

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Transit permitted through Kuala Lumpur airport, but not between terminals, so travelers should confirm before traveling. Some flights suspended.

Myanmar

UK travelers must present a health certificate stating that they are not affected by coronavirus, or self-quarantine for 14 days. UK travelers are advised to leave as soon as possible. Some flights suspended. Transit permitted through Thailand.

Nepal

Suspension of visa-on-arrival scheme. All land borders closed. All mountaineering expeditions for spring 2020 have been suspended. All travelers require a health certificate stating that they do not have coronavirus

Pakistan

Most flights suspended until 4 April. Qatar Airways is planning operating daily flights from Islamabad from 25 March until 3 April, and other airlines may be planning limited services in the next few days. Some borders closed. Large gatherings prohibited. Travelers must present a health certificate stating that they are not affected by coronavirus, issued in the 24 hours prior to arrival.

Philippines

Ban on entry to all UK travelers. Public transportation suspended, limited flights until 13 April.

Qatar

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Some flights suspended. Transit currently permitted

Singapore

Ban on entry and transit. UK travelers that wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Transit not currently permitted.

Sri Lanka

No new visas being issued, but those currently in the country can extend visas until 12 April. Airports closed until 31 March. National curfew in place – some areas lifting this curfew on 23 or 24 March and then imposing it again. There is a national helpline for tourists: +94 11 244 4480 / +94 11 244 4481 / +94 11 597 8730 / +94 11 597 8734 / +94 11 597 8720.

Taiwan

Ban on entry to UK travelers until 7 April. Some flights suspended.

Tajikistan

All flights suspended from 20 March. Ban on entry to travelers who have been in or transited through, China, Iran, Italy or South Korea in the 14 days before arrival.

Thailand

Ban on entry to UK travelers from 26 March. Transit permitted until 31 March. Contact the British Embassy for letters to support visa extension applications for use at the immigration office (usually not required for the first extension). Transit permitted until

UAE

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Some flights suspended. Transit currently suspended for two weeks from 22 March.

Uzbekistan

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Air and sea borders closed. Self-quarantine for 14 days. Face masks mandatory when outside.

Vietnam

Ban on entry to UK travelers. No new visas being issued for 15-30 days, and 14-day quarantine for all travelers entering Vietnam. Some flights suspended.

Americas

Anguilla

Sea and airports closed for 14 days from 20 March (11:59 pm local time). Self-quarantine for travelers who have been outside the Caribbean Region within the 14 days prior to arrival.

Argentina

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Borders closed 27-31 March. Flights suspended. Nationwide quarantine until 31 March.

Aruba

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Flights suspended until 31 March 2020.

Aruba, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Honduras, Montserrat, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Maarten, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad & Tobago

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Some flights suspended. UK travelers that wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met.

Antigua & Barbuda

Ban on entry to UK travelers. From 27 March VC Bird airport will be closed to international arrivals on commercial flights, but departures will be permitted to repatriate tourists. All seaports closed from 27 March for 14 days.

Bahamas

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Airports and seaports closed until 31 March initially. Curfew until 31 March 25 hours a day, seven days a week, which may be extended.

Barbados

Mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

Bermuda

Ban on entry to UK travelers from 20 March (11.59 local time). No incoming passenger flights from LF Wade international airport for two weeks.

Bolivia

Ban on entry to UK travelers from 20 March. All flights suspended until 15 April. Land borders closed. Non-essential movement severely restricted.

Brazil

Ban on entry to all travelers from 23 March for 30 days. Some flights suspended. LATAM and British Airways are currently still flying to the UK. UK travelers that wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met.

British Virgin Islands

All airports and seaports closed until 24 April initially.

Canada

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Self-quarantine for 14 days for arrivals from 26 March. US border closed to non-essential travel from 20 March (midnight EST). Some flights suspended. UK travelers that wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met.

Cayman Islands

Ban on entry to UK travelers. International passenger flights suspended for three weeks from 22 March. UK travelers that wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

Chile

Land and sea borders closed and some flights suspended. As of 21 March, British Airways will continue to run its Santiago-London flight. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

Colombia

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Airports will close and international flights suspended from 23 March. Restrictions on non-essential movement (ie except food shopping, medical care) until 13 April initially. Land and sea borders closed. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

Cuba

Self-quarantine for 14 days. Travelers staying in Casas particulares may be moved to hotels. Restaurants and bars will be restricting services and hours; public transport likely to be affected.

Dominican Republic

Closure of all air, land and sea borders from 19 March. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Restrictions on non-essential movement (ie food shopping, medical care, exercise. Cultural and sporting activities prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours and public transport limited.

Ecuador

Borders closed. Suspension of all flights until at least 5 April. All travel to Galapagos has been suspended from 16 March and all national parks have been closed until further notice. Restrictions on non-essential movement from 16 March for 15 days (ie food shopping and medical care).

Guatemala

Some flight suspensions. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Curfew 4 pm-4 am from 22 March for eight days.

Grenada

Ban on entry to the traveler who has been in the 14 days before arrival (and on also on travelers who have been to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the US)

Guyana

All international flights suspended from the Cheddi Jagan airport at Timehri and the Eugene Correia airport at Ogle for 14 days from 17 March. Land border restrictions with Brazil. Self-quarantine for 14 days for travelers who have recently been in Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama, Thailand, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Singapore, South Korea or the US.

Mexico

Some flights suspended. Large gatherings restricted. The land border with the US closed from 21 March (midnight local time) to all non-essential traffic for 30 days.

Panama

Ban on entry to UK travelers. National curfew between 9 pm and 5 am – travelers should not leave their accommodation outside of these hours. Some flights suspended. UK travelers that wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met. Closure of commercial and leisure establishments, restrictions on entry to supermarkets.

Paraguay

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Flights suspended until 12 April. Restrictions on non-essential movement (ie food shopping and medical care only) until 28 March initially. Closure of commercial and leisure establishments, restrictions on entry to supermarkets.

Peru

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Land and sea borders closed and air travel limited. Travelers should get in touch with the embassy to register for repatriation. Send a full name, location and contact details to belima@fco.gov.uk. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. All borders closed and restrictions on non-essential movement from 16 March for 15 days (ie food shopping and medical care only).

 

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Self-quarantine for 14 days. Ban on entry to travelers who have been in China, Italy or Iran in the 14 days before arrival.

Turks & Caicos

Ban on entry to travelers who have been in affected countries in the 21 days before arrival – a list of countries that is subject to change frequently. All airports closed on 24 March.

Uruguay

Some flights suspended. Large commercial premises closed until further notice. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. From Brazil, LATAM and British Airways are still flying to the UK.

US Ban on entry to UK travelers. Border with Canada closed to non-essential travel from 20 March (midnight EST). Some flights suspended. UK travelers that wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met.

Oceania

Australia

Ban on entry to UK travelers. All borders closing on 20 March (9 pm local time) and could be closed for at least six months (to non-citizens and residents). Self-quarantine for 14 days. Large gatherings restricted. Transit permitted to travelers departing from New Zealand with a confirmed onward ticket on the same calendar day to return home up to 14 March (11.59 pm local time), but must not have been in China, Iran, Italy or South Korea in the 14 days prior to transit.

Cook Islands, French Polynesia, and the Solomon Islands

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Some flights suspended.

Fiji

Ban on entry to travelers who have recently been in China, Iran, Italy or South Korea. No connections through Australia or New Zealand.

Kiribati

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Tarawa airport closed until 30 April. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult.

Micronesia

Must have been spent 14 days in a country without any cases prior to arrival. UK travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult.

Nauru

Ban on entry to travelers who have been in or transited through China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Macao or South Korea in the 21 days before arrival.

New Zealand

Ban on entry to all UK travelers from 19 March (11.59 pm local time). Self-quarantine for 14 days. Large gatherings restricted. Flights severely disrupted and transit options limited.

Palau

Ban on entry to travelers who have been in China, Hong Kong or Macao in the 14 days before arrival.

Samoa

No connections through Australia or New Zealand. Travelers must present a health certificate stating that they are not affected by a coronavirus. Ban on entry to travelers who have recently been in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Italy, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates or the USA.

Tonga

Ban on entry to all UK travelers. All borders closed and international flights suspended for two weeks from 23 March.

Vanuatu

All borders and airports closed until further notice. No commercial services are expected to operate while the state of emergency is in place (from 26 March for 14 days).

Africa

Algeria, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, and Uganda

Borders closed and flights suspended.

Angola

Flights suspended. Ban on entry to travelers who have visited China, South Korea, Iran, France, Spain, Portugal or Italy since December.

Benin

Quarantine in allocated hotels for all travelers arriving by air. Entry and exit at border crossings will be limited to “extreme necessity”.

Botswana

Temporary ban on visas for nationals from affected countries affected. Some land border restrictions.

Cape Verde

All sea borders closed and restricted flights from 18 March.

Comoros

All airports closed. Must have spent 14 days in a country without any cases prior to arrival.

Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Malawi, and Mozambique

Self-quarantine for 14 days for travelers who have recently been in affected countries. Some flights suspended.

Egypt

Ban on entry to UK travelers until 31 March. All air traffic suspended from 19 to 31 March.

Eritrea

Quarantine of 14 days for travelers who have recently been in China, South Korea, Italy, Germany or the US.

Eswatini

Land borders closed with South Africa. UK travelers can transit through Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Ethiopia

Self-quarantine for 14 days for travelers who have recently been in affected countries. Some flights suspended. Land borders closed. Large gatherings restricted,

Guinea

Visitors must submit their passports for a 14-day monitoring period.

Kenya

Ban on entry to UK travelers. All flights suspended fro 25 March (11.59 pm).

Namibia

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Some restrictions on domestic travel and non-essential movement. Flights suspended with affected countries until 16 April.

Mauritius and Seychelles

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Some flights suspended.

Liberia

All flights suspended. Restrictions on movement and social distancing enforced. Quarantine of 14 days likely, for travelers who have recently been in affected countries.

Madagascar

No commercial passenger flights with Europe for 30 days from 20 March. Self-quarantine for 14 days for travelers who have recently been in affected countries. Air France will be commissioning flights for European citizens from Antananarivo to Paris on Monday 23 March (1:45 am) – contact Air France to buy tickets by phone or at the Air France desk at Ivato airport.

Morocco

Flights suspended with the UK from 16 March (return flights from 19 March). Restaurants, bars and other public spaces closed. Passenger ferry links between Morocco and Spain and Gibraltar have also been suspended.

Rwanda

All flights suspended from 20 March for an initial period of 30 days. Borders closed and restrictions on non-essential movement outside of residences, including travel between cities and districts from 21 March for two weeks.

Senegal

All commercial flights suspended until 17 April. Large gatherings restricted.

South Africa

Ban on entry to travelers who have been in the UK, US, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany in the 20 days before arrival. All commercial flights suspended until at least 26 April. Suspension of visa on arrival scheme, and no entry without a visa. Travelers in the country who received a stamp on arrival allowing them to stay for 90 days do not need to apply for a visa. UK travelers only permitted entry if transiting home, but there is a ban on both entry and transit to travelers who have been in China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the USA or the United Kingdom, since 15 March.

Tanzania

Quarantine for 14 days for anyone coming from an affected country, at the travellers expense.

Tunisia

Ban on entry to UK travelers. Flights suspended and sea borders closed. Curfew 6 am to 6pm and restrictions on non-essential movement (ie except food shopping, medical care). Cultural and sporting activities are prohibited.

Zambia

Quarantine for 14 days for anyone coming from an affected country.

Cruise ships

The FCO is advising against all travel on cruise ships for passengers aged 70 years and over or those with high-risk conditions. Some destinations are placing bans on cruise ships docking or passengers disembarking, including Australia, Chile, Colombia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro and Portugal.

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