Travel restrictions | Update Week 43
Changes in travel restrictions in week 43
WHAT HAS CHANGED IN WEEK 43?
LEVEL OF RESTRICTION
21.10.2020 Angola introduced a medical certificate requirement.
22.10.2020 Angola introduced a medical certificate requirement for airline crew and specified their self-isolation requirement.
|Aruba||23.10.2020 Aruba specified that residents of Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba and Curacao arriving from Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba or Curacao are not subject to a PCR test on arrival.||Partially Restrictive|
19.10.2020 Australia specified which passengers are allowed to enter.
20.10.2020 Australia specified which passengers are allowed to enter.
|Austria||19.10.2020 Austria specified that passengers visiting their life partner are allowed to enter.||Partially Restrictive|
22.10.2020 Belarus introduced a medical certificate requirement and self-isolation regulations arriving from certain countries.
23.10.2020 Belarus specified that the medical certificate can be issued in Belarusian.
|Belize||21.10.2020 Belize introduced a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and specified that tourists must have a reservation in an approved hotel.||Partially Restrictive|
|Brunei||21.10.2020 Brunei Darussalam specified that passengers must have a printed and a digital medical certificate.||Totally Restrictive|
|Canada||22.10.2020 Canada specified that the entry restrictions for passengers arriving from the USA are valid until 21 November 2020.||Partially Restrictive|
19.10.2020 Chile removed the quarantine measures for passengers with a medical certificate.
23.10.2020 Chile specified that the COVID-19 test must be taken by an approved laboratory at most 72 hours before arrival.
19.10.2020 China (People's Rep.) specified that nationals of China (People's Rep.) can obtain the green QR code with an 'HS' mark by uploading the medical certificate in an App.
20.10.2020 China (People's Rep.) specified that Chinese nationals arriving from Canada must have a printed medical certificate and introduced a medical certificate requirement to passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei.
|Comoros||19.10.2020 Comoros specified conditions for the PCR test requirement.||Partially Restrictive|
|Cuba||19.10.2020 Cuba removed the entry restrictions and specified that passengers traveling as tourists to Cayo Coco (CCC) must have a reservation confirmation of an approved hotel.||Partially Restrictive|
19.10.2020 Curacao changed the list of countries from which passengers are allowed to enter and specified which passengers must have a medical certificate.
22.10.2020 Curacao specified that passengers arriving from Aruba must now complete a Digital Immigration card and a Public Health Locator Card 48 hours before departure.
|Cyprus||20.10.2020 Cyprus changed the list of countries from which passengers are allowed to enter.||Partially Restrictive|
21.10.2020 Denmark specified which passengers are allowed to enter.
23.10.2020 Denmark changed the list of countries and regions from which residents are allowed to enter.
|Egypt||24.10.2020 Egypt confirmed that the medical certificate must be printed.||Partially Restrictive|
|France||21.10.2020 France started allowing entry to nationals of Lebanon residing in Lebanon and changed the list of countries from which a medical certificate is required.||Partially Restrictive|
|Georgia||22.10.2020 Georgia extended the flight suspensions until 30 November 2020 and from 1 November 2020, will allow flights from certain airports.||Partially Restrictive|
|Honduras||19.10.2020 Honduras specified that the form can be submitted online or presented upon arrival.||Partially Restrictive|
|Hong Kong||20.10.2020 Hong Kong (SAR China) specified that the sample of the nucleic acid test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong (SAR China).||Partially Restrictive|
|Iran||19.10.2020 Iran provided a website link where passengers can obtain the Self-Declaration Form.||Partially Restrictive|
|Israel||19.10.2020 Israel specified that passengers must obtain an electronic approval from the Ministry of Health and provided a website link with exemptions from the self-isolation.||Totally Restrictive|
|Italy||21.10.2020 Italy extended entry restrictions to 13 November 2020 and removed the restrictions for passengers who have transited through or have been in Algeria in the past 14 days.||Partially Restrictive|
|Japan||20.10.2020 Japan specified that passengers with a diplomatic or an official visa issued by Japan can enter. 21.10.2020 Japan specified that the medical certificate must be in English.||Partially Restrictive|
|Kazakhstan||21.10.2020 Kazakhstan specified that residents of foreign countries are not exempt from the entry restriction.||Partially Restrictive|
|Lebanon||20.10.2020 Lebanon specified conditions on the medical certificate requirement and confirmed that passengers younger than 12 years are exempt from the PCR test on arrival.||Partially Restrictive|
|Maldives||19.10.2020 Maldives specified that the passport number is no longer required to be indicated on the medical certificate.||Partially Restrictive|
23.10.2020 Malta specified that from 24 October 2020 passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Netherlands, Poland (Gdansk and Krakow), Portugal (Porto), Switzerland or United Kingdom (Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and New Castle) without the medical certificate are subject to taking the PCR test upon arrival.
24.10.2020 Malta specified that passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Netherlands, Poland (Gdansk and Krakow), Portugal (Porto), Switzerland or United Kingdom (Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and New Castle) without the medical certificate are subject to taking the PCR test upon arrival.
22.10.2020 Mozambique specified that the PCR test must be printed and issued in French, English or Portuguese.
23.10.2020 Mozambique specified that visa on arrival facilities have been suspended.
|Nigeria||25.10.2020 Nigeria has changed the requirement for medical certificates. The test must have been taken 5 days before arrival.||Partially Restrictive|
|Norway||21.10.2020 Norway specified which passengers must have a confirmed quarantine accommodation for the period of intended stay.||Partially Restrictive|
|Pakistan||21.10.2020 Pakistan updated the list of countries from which the medical certificate is not required. 22.10.2020 Pakistan specified the requirements for the PCR test results.||Partially Restrictive|
|Papua New Guinea||21.10.2020 Papua New Guinea has changed the requirement for medical certificates to be issued at most 7 days before departure, instead of 14 days and changed the quarantine duration from 14 days to 7 days.||Totally Restrictive|
21.10.2020 Paraguay removed COVID-19 entry restrictions, removed the flight suspensions and introduced a requirement to submit a form online before departure.
23.10.2020 Paraguay introduced a COVID-19 test requirement and specified medical insurance exemptions.
22.10.2020 Peru specified the types of COVID tests accepted and that the test must be uploaded.
23.10.2020 Peru specified that they accept an epidemiological medical discharge certificate.
|Portugal||20.10.2020 Portugal specified the requirement for the PCR test to be taken 72 hours before departure, and the requirements to enter Madeira.||Partially Restrictive|
|Puerto Rico||21.10.2020 Puerto Rico introduced a medical certificate and a Travel Declaration Form requirement.||Partially Restrictive|
|Russia||19.10.2020 The Russian Fed. specified that e-visa are suspended. The Russian Fed. started allowing entry to nationals and residents of Cuba, Serbia and Japan if arriving from those respective countries.||Partially Restrictive|
|Samoa||22.10.2020 Samoa removed entry restrictions for passengers who had been to or through certain countries and introduced conditions to passengers arriving from Pacific Islands.||Partially Restrictive|
|Saudi Arabia||19.10.2020 Saudi Arabia specified that passengers with a certain visa type are allowed to enter. 20.10.2020 Saudi Arabia provided a website where airlines can check the validity of the exit/entry visas for residents of Saudi Arabia.||Partially Restrictive|
20.10.2020 From 1 November 2020, Senegal will introduce a medical certificate requirement for passengers.
22.10.2020 Effective today, Senegal introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers.
23.10.2020 Senegal specified that the QR code on the medical certificate is not required.
24.10.2020 Senegal specified that passengers younger than 2 years do not need to have a RT-PCR test.
|Sierra Leonne||20.10.2020 Sierra Leonne specified that the medical certificate must be issued by an approved laboratory. Sierra Leone specified that passengers younger than 5 years are exempt from the entry requirements and that other passengers are subject to a PCR test on arrival.||Partially Restrictive|
|South Africa||20.10.2020 South Africa changed the list of countries from which passengers are allowed to enter.||Partially Restrictive|
|South Sudan||23.10.2020 South Sudan re-started the visa on arrival facility for passengers with diplomatic, official, service and special passports.||Partially Restrictive|
19.10.2020 Sri Lanka introduced a medical certificate requirement.
20.10.2020 Sri Lanka specified that the medical certificate must be printed. Sri Lanka specified that the medical certificate must be issued by an approved laboratory.
|St. Kitts and Nevis||22.10.2020 From 31 October 2020, St. Kitts and Nevis will introduce medical screening measures on arrival, medical certificate requirement and a requirement to have an approved accommodation confirmation.||Totally Restrictive|
19.10.2020 St. Maarten specified that passengers arriving from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Isl., St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Virgin Isl. (British) no longer need a medical certificate, but they must have a completed health declaration form.
20.10.2020 St. Maarten specified that passengers arriving from Cuba must have a medical certificate.
|Sudan||20.10.2020 Sudan specified that the medical certificate must be written in Arabic or English.||Partially Restrictive|
|Syria||21.10.2020 Syria specified that only flights to Damascus (DAM) restarted.||Partially Restrictive|
|Thailand||19.10.2020 Thailand specified that passengers with a visa issued by Thailand can enter and that nationals of Thailand do not need an insurance to cover medical expenses. 20.10.2020 Thailand specified which passengers are allowed to enter.||Partially Restrictive|
|United Arab Emirates||21.10.2020 United Arab Emirates specified that passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have a return/onward ticket and health insurance, and introduced a medical certificate requirement for passengers entering or transiting Sharjah (SHJ).||Partially Restrictive|
|United Kingdom||20.10.2020 United Kingdom updated the website link where passengers can obtain the 'Public Health Passenger Locator Form' form.||Partially 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