Travel restrictions | Update Week 34

CHANGES IN TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN WEEK 34

COUNTRY

WHAT HAS CHANGED IN WEEK 34?

RESTRICTION LEVEL

Anguilla 21.08.2020 Anguilla closed airports until 31 October 2020, however certain arrivals may be allowed based on the approved applications. "Application for Entry" can be applied for at https://ivisitanguilla.com/ , starting 21 August 2020. Totally Restrictive
Argentina  20.08.2020 Argentina extended entry restrictions until 30 August 2020. Totally Restrictive
Armenia  20.08.2020 Armenia suspended the visa on arrival facilities. Armenia specified that passengers are subject to a PCR test or self-isolation for 14 days. Partially Restrictive
Austria  19.08.2020 Austria introduced a medical certificate requirement for certain passengers. Partially Restrictive
Belgium  21.08.2020 Belgium started allowing entry to passengers with a "C" visa issued by a Belgian embassy after 18 March 2020. Partially Restrictive
Belize  17.08.2020 Belize extended the airport closure until further notice. Totally Restrictive
Brunei Darussalam 17.08.2020 Brunei Darussalam provided a link where the special authorizations must be obtained. Totally Restrictive
Bulgaria 

17.08.2020 Bulgaria removed the medical certificate requirement for nationals of Bulgaria and their family members, and for passengers with a Bulgarian long-term or permanent residence permit and their family members.

19.08.2020 Bulgaria specified that nationals of Moldova (Rep.) and United Arab Emirates and passengers with a Bulgarian "D" visa can enter Bulgaria.

Partially Restrictive
Cambodia 21.08.2020 Cambodia specified that the medical certificate must be issued at most 72 hours before departure. Partially Restrictive
Chile  17.08.2020 Chile extended entry restrictions until 30 August 2020. Totally Restrictive
China 

17.08.2020 China (People's Rep.) introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers arriving from or who have transited through Cameroon and Uganda.

18.08.2020 China (People's Rep.) introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers arriving from or who have transited through Guinea, Sri Lanka or Zimbabwe.

18.08.2020 From 20 August 2020, China (People's Rep.) will introduce a 'Health Declaration Form' requirement to passengers arriving from or having transited through Malaysia.

20.08.2020 China (People's Rep.) introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers arriving from or having transited through Cambodia, Gambia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Niger or Rwanda.

20.08.2020 China (People's Rep.) will introduce a medical certificate requirement for passengers arriving from or having transited through certain countries.

21.08.2020 China (People's Rep.) introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers arriving from or having transited through Maldives or United Kingdom.

Partially Restrictive
Congo  21.08.2020 Airports in Congo (Dem. Rep.) reopened. A medical certificate and a PCR test is required on arrival. Partially Restrictive
Curacao  17.08.2020 Curacao specified that passengers arriving from Austria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Isl. or United Kingdom must also complete a Public Health Locator Card. Partially Restrictive
Cyprus  20.08.2020 Cyprus started allowing entry to passengers arriving from Monaco or Portugal, and introduced an entry restriction to passengers arriving from Australia, Malta or Spain. Partially Restrictive
Dominican Republic  19.08.2020 Dominican Rep. introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers. Partially Restrictive
Ecuador  21.08.2020 Ecuador added the possibility of taking the COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and removed the requirement to present one form. Partially Restrictive
Egypt  21.08.2020 From 1 September 2020, Egypt introduces a medical certificate requirement for all passengers. Partially Restrictive
El Salvador  21.08.2020 El Salvador extended the airport closure until 18 September 2020. Totally Restrictive
France  19.08.2020 France introduces a medical certificate requirement for passengers arriving from Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., Equatorial Guinea, Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro and Palestinian Territory. Partially Restrictive
Georgia 20.08.2020 Georgia extended the flight suspensions until 30 September 2020. Partially Restrictive
Greece  17.08.2020 Greece started allowing entry to nationals and residents of Israel and introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers arriving from Israel. 18.08.2020 Greece removed the medical certificate requirement for passengers arriving from Czechia. Partially Restrictive
Guam   21.08.2020 Guam specified that all passengers are subject to quarantine. Partially Restrictive
Guyana  18.08.2020 Guyana extended the airport closure until 31 August 2020. Totally Restrictive
Honduras

17.08.2020 Honduras reopened airports, introduced a medical certificate and an online form requirement.

18.08.2020 Honduras specified that Rapid COVID-19 test results are accepted.

Partially Restrictive
Iceland  19.08.2020 Iceland introduced the option of quarantine for 14 days or double Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing with quarantine for 4 to 5 days. Partially Restrictive
Israel  18.08.2020 Israel introduced an electronic approval requirement for passengers. Totally Restrictive
Italy  18.08.2020 Italy introduced the COVID-19 test requirement for passengers who have transited through or have been in Croatia, Greece, Malta or Spain in the past 14 days and extended the list of countries whose visitors are not allowed to enter. Partially Restrictive
Jamaica  20.08.2020 Jamaica introduced a medical certificate requirement for residents of Brazil, Dominican Rep., Mexico and USA. Partially Restrictive
Japan 19.08.2020 Japan specified the requirements for the test results. Partially Restrictive
Jordan   17.08.2020 Jordan extended the flight suspensions until 31 August 2020. Totally Restrictive
Kazakhstan

19.08.2020 Kazakhstan extended the list of countries from which flights are allowed, introduced questionnaire requirement and extended the list of passengers who are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

20.08.2020 Kazakhstan removed the restriction exemption for passengers traveling on business to Tengiz field.

Partially Restrictive
Kyrgyzstan 20.08.2020 Kyrgyzstan specified which passengers can enter Kyrgyzstan, and introduced medical screening and quarantine measures. Partially Restrictive
Lebanon 19.08.2020 Lebanon specified that the medical certificate can be in any language. Partially Restrictive
Lithuania 

17.08.2020 Lithuania started allowing entry to passengers traveling as students in Lithuania, and parents, children, spouses and ex-partners of nationals and residents of Lithuania.

18.08.2020 Lithuania started allowing entry to residents of Australia.

20.8.2020 Lithuania removed the condition to arrive from a European country for nationals and residents of Switzerland and EEA countries.

Partially Restrictive
Luxembourg 

18.08.2020 Luxembourg specified that the medical certificate requirement also applies to passengers arriving from Morocco, passengers with a long-term "D" visa issued by a Schengen Member State and passengers with a long-term residence permit issued by an EU Member State or the United Kingdom.

21.08.2020 Luxembourg has changed the requirement for medical certificates to be issued 72 hours before departure, instead of 48 hours.

Partially Restrictive
Malta  19.08.2020 Malta introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers arriving from Bulgaria, Romania and Spain (Barcelona, Girona and Madrid regions).  Partially Restrictive
Mongolia  20.08.2020 Mongolia extended the entry restrictions until further notice and specified which passengers can enter Mongolia. Totally Restrictive
Morocco  17.08.2020 Morocco specified that in addition to the medical certificate, passengers must have a serological test.  Totally Restrictive
New Zealand   20.08.2020 New Zealand specified that passengers can transit through Auckland (AKL) for maximum 12 hours. Partially Restrictive
Norway 

19.08.2020 Norway extended the entry restrictions until 31 October 2020.

21.08.2020 From 22 August 2020, Norway will require that passengers arriving from certain countries have a confirmed booking of accommodation. Please see item 4 below.

Partially Restrictive
Panama 

17.08.2020 Panama introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers and airline crew.

21.08.2020 Panama specified that the PCR test must have been taken at most 48 hours before departure.

Totally Restrictive
Philippines  17.08.2020 Philippines no longer grants visas on arrival to: spouses and children of a national of the Philippines, and parents of a minor who is a national of the Philippines. Partially Restrictive
Poland  

17.08.2020 Poland specified which passengers can enter Poland.

18.08.2020 Poland specified that flights from 44 countries to Poland are suspended.

Partially Restrictive
Portugal 

18.08.2020 Portugal started allowing entry to passengers arriving from Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand and Uruguay, and is no longer allowing entry to passengers arriving from Algeria and Morocco.

18.08.2020 Portugal specified that passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom and Uruguay do not need the medical certificate.

21.08.2020 Portugal updated the list of countries from which flights are allowed 

Partially Restrictive
Rwanda  18.08.2020 Rwanda has changed the requirement for medical certificates to be issued 120 hours before departure, instead of 72 hours. Partially Restrictive
Serbia  19.08.2020 Serbia introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers arriving from Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia (Rep.) or Romania. Not restrictive
Seychelles  21.08.2020 Seychelles started allowing entry and transit to passengers and airline crew arriving from Portugal, and introduced entry and transit restrictions to passengers and airline crew arriving from Belgium, Cuba, France or Malta. Partially Restrictive
Somalia  18.08.2020 Somalia introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers. 20.08.2020 Somalia specified that airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine, and they must also have a medical certificate. Partially Restrictive
South Korea  20.08.2020 Korea (Rep.) specified the medical certificate requirement for passengers with a Re-Entry Permit.  Partially Restrictive
South Sudan 19.08.2020 South Sudan removed the flight suspensions and introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers and quarantine measures. Partially Restrictive
Sudan  21.08.2020 Sudan has changed the requirement for medical certificates to be issued 72 hours before arrival, instead of 96 hours. Partially Restrictive
Suriname  19.08.2020 Suriname extended the airport closure until 18 September 2020. Totally Restrictive
Switzerland  17.08.2020 Switzerland is no longer allowing entry to passengers arriving from Morocco. Partially Restrictive
The Netherlands  21.08.2020 The Netherlands changed the quarantine duration from 14 days to 10 days. Partially Restrictive
Togo  19.08.2020 Togo has changed the requirement for medical certificates to be issued 5 days before departure, instead of 72 hours. Partially Restrictive
Tunisia  18.08.2020 Tunisia specified that passengers traveling as part of an organized all inclusive tour and arriving from certain countries do not need a medical certificate and do not need to stay for a period of more than 14 days.  Partially Restrictive
Turks and Caicos Isl.  18.08.2020 Turks and Caicos Isl. specified that children younger than 10 years must complete the travel authorization before departure. Partially Restrictive
Uganda 21.08.2020 Uganda changed the quarantine duration for airline crew from 14 days to the next scheduled flight. Totally Restrictive
United Arab Emirates 

17.08.2020 United Arab Emirates: 1. Introduced changes for ICA/GDRFA approval 2. Specified requirements related to medical certificates and medical screening in Dubai (DXB) 3. Specified which visas and residence permits are accepted, and the duration of stay abroad for passengers with UAE residence permits.

17.08.2020 United Arab Emirates specified that their residents returning to Dubai (DXB) must have a GDRFA approval.

17.08.2020 United Arab Emirates specified the requirements for the PCR test result for passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB).

21.08.2020 United Arab Emirates started allowing entry to domestic helpers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor, and specified that pre-arranged tourist visas issued by Dubai are no longer accepted at Abu Dhabi (AUH).

Partially Restrictive
Uzbekistan 

20.08.2020 Uzbekistan extended entry and flight restrictions until 31 August 2020.

21.08.2020 Uzbekistan specified the list of countries from which flights are allowed.

Partially Restrictive
Zimbabwe 20.08.2020 Zimbabwe specified that all flights are suspended until further notice. Totally Restrictive

Please note: The information shown only refers to travel restrictions that have changed in the last week. Other active travel restrictions are not listed here. Furthermore, we do not assume any liability for the completeness and correctness of the information provided. If you are planning to travel to a particular country, please actively check the current regulations of the respective official source.

All updated information on IATA website: COVID19 Travel Regulations Map: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

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