COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

This list sets out the special measures many countries around the world have implemented in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, such as entry bans and quarantine/isolation periods. Needless to say, the situation is changing every day and this information will go out of date very quickly, sometimes with no notice. We will update as often as possible but it should only be seen as a guide. Each section shows the relevant government links and it's important to check with those sites and/or relevant advisers before making plans - please do not make such plans based only on this page! The buttons below will scroll straight to the section for each country.


UNITED KINGDOM

Section last updated: 22nd May 2020

Although about to change, the UK remains one of the few countries not to have implemented an inbound travel ban in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Arriving passengers have been requested to self-isolate at home or in a hotel for a 14 day period, however, there has been no official monitoring of compliance so far and inbound passengers have not even been subjected to routine health screening on arrival. On 10th May the UK Government announced it was considering easing some of the current lockdown restrictions and indicated that this could include the introduction of a mandatory 'quarantine' period for people arriving in the UK, perhaps to be implemented at the end of May. There were no published details of how this would be enforced and it appeared it may not include arrivals from France and may still be a form of self-imposed home isolation rather than the strict Government run quarantine imposed in countries like Australia. On 11th May, further guidance was announced confirming that travellers who were unable to produce an address for where they would be staying during their isolation may be required to isolate at a Government run facility and that use of the yet-to-be-released NHS tracking App may be made compulsory for new arrivals. Then, on 22nd May, the new quarantine arrangements were announced, for all passengers arriving from 8th June. As anticipated, this involves 14 days of self-isolation with contact and travel information to be provided at the port of entry. Spot checks may be carried out. Passengers will be asked to use personal transport, such as a car to reach their accommodation "where possible". In England, penalties include a £100 fixed penalty notice for failing to complete the arrival form, a £1,000 fixed penalty notice for breach of self-isolation and the possiblity of prosecution and an unlimited fine. The administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will set their own approaches to enforcement. Non citizens/residents failing to comply may be refused entry and, although stated as a last resort, removal is also a possibility. The anticipated exemption for arrivals from France was not included in the announcement.

Those currently in the UK who are unable to leave and on short term visas due to expire sometime between 24th January and 31st May were told they could apply to have their visas extended, provided that they were not able to leave the UK before then due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions or quarantine/self-isolation requirements. On 22nd May, it was announced that this was being extended to the end of July.

The UK Home Office is currently allowing some people to switch visa categories from within the UK when ordinarily this would not be permissible. On 22nd May, it was announced that this would also be extended to 31st July.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Home Office UK Visas and Immigration website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residents

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UNITED STATES

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

With effect from 22nd April the US has implemented an inbound travel ban in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most notably, travel has been banned for anyone who is coming from, or has been in, the United Kingdom or European Union member States (the "Schengen" zone), China or Iran within the past 14 days. Only US citizens and lawful permanent residents or holders of a nonimmigrant visa that was already issued prior to this date will be permitted to return. Country-specific information regarding approval to travel can be found by following this link:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the US State Department website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html

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AUSTRALIA

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

With effect from 20th March, only Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members can travel to Australia. i.e. spouses / de facto partners, dependent children and legal guardians. Even if they have visas family members still can't travel without prior permission/clearance from the Department of Home Affairs. There is also an exception for resident diplomats and their immediate family members. Further, as of 28th March, all travellers arriving in Australia are required to complete a mandatory 14 day quarantine period at designated facilities (mostly hotels), at their port of arrival.

A visitor, international student or anyone with a long term work visa (i.e. a subclass 457 or 482) who was outside of Australia at the time the travel ban came into effect is currently still not permitted to return. This means that some families may have been split up indefinitely if one person was overseas on business, etc.

The only other exemptions are for travellers who have a "compassionate or compelling reason to travel to Australia" but they will need to apply for and be granted an exemption from the Australian Border Force Commissioner. The guide criteria are as follows:

  • foreign nationals travelling at the invitation of the Australian Commonwealth Government for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response or whose entry would be in the national interest
  • critical medical services, including air ambulance and delivery of supplies, that regularly arrive into Australia from international ports
  • people with critical skills (for example, medical specialists, engineers, marine pilots and crews) by exception
  • diplomats accredited to Australia and currently resident in Australia, and their immediate family
  • case-by-case exceptions for humanitarian or compassionate reasons.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Australian Department of Home Affairs website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

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ARGENTINA

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 16th March Argentina placed a blanket travel ban on all non-resident foreigners (i.e. non-citizens or permanent residents) entering Argentina for at least 15 days. In addition to this ALL travellers arriving in Argentina are required to undergo health checks and self-isolate for 14 days from the time of arrival. This temporary travel ban has been extended a number of times and is currently in force until at least 24th May.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Argentinian Government website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/coronavirus-COVID-19

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AUSTRIA

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 20th March Austria closed their border to all non-EEA/EU foreigners, citizens of non-Schengen states and Swiss citizens. Austrian citizens and permanent residents (and their immediate relatives) are still permitted to return, however flights from Switzerland, Spain, France, UK, Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine have been banned from arriving in Austria.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Austrian immigration website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.austria.org/coronavirus

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BELGIUM

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 24th March Belgium announced they had gone into full lockdown, banning any non-EEA/EU foreigners or citizens of non-Schengen states from entering the country for at least 30 days. As of 11th May this ban remains in place until 15th May, with the expectation that there will be a further 30 day extension of the ban. Belgian citizens and permanent residents, and their immediate relatives, are still permitted to return and citizens of the UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland will be allowed to transit through Belgium to reach their homes.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Belgian Immigration Office website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/home.aspx

BRAZIL

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 19th March Brazil announced travel bans on all foreign nationals travelling from the following countries: China, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, South Korea and EU countries. On 30th March this ban was extended to all foreign nationals, except permanent residents of Brazil, for a 30 day period. The period was extended for a further 30 days, at the end of April, to run until 30th May.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Brazilian Ministry of Health website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://coronavirus.saude.gov.br/

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CANADA

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

As of 19th March Canada announced that they are barring the entry of all travellers, other than Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents. This barring also includes the temporary closure of the Canada-US land border posts to all non-essential travel.

As of 21st April, all Canadian citizens or permanent residents arriving back in Canada are required to demonstrate that they have a plan to isolate/quarantine for 14 days.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Canadian Immigration website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://travel.gc.ca/

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CHILE

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 18th March Chile announced indefinite border closures and a travel ban on all foreign nationals. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean citizens and permanent residents. All travellers arriving in Chile must undergo 14 days self-isolation if they have been in the following countries in the past 14 days: Iran, China, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. On 4th April the travel ban was applied to all passengers and is currently scheduled to remain in place until 24th May.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Canadian Immigration website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.gob.cl/coronavirus/

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CHINA

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 28th March the PRC temporarily suspended the entry into China of most foreign nationals with temporary visas, residence permits or APEC Business Travel Cards, even where still valid. Entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas is not affected. Foreign nationals needing to travel to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or other emergency humanitarian needs will need to apply for new visas at Chinese embassies or consulates as permission to enter will only be granted to the holders of visas that were issued after the date 28th March. With effect from 4th April any passengers arriving into China will be placed into a mandatory 14 day quarantine at designated locations within the city of their arrival.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Chinese Government website for updates before making any travel plans:

http://english.www.gov.cn/policies/infographics/202003/04/content_WS5e5f723bc6d0c201c2cbd8b7.html

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DENMARK

Section last updated: 15th May 2020

On 14th March Denmark banned any non-EEA/EU foreigners or citizens of non-Schengen states from entering the country until 13th April. The ban has been extended more than once and is now in place until 13th June. Danish citizens and permanent residents (and their immediate relatives) are still permitted to return. Residents of EEA states and Switzerland may still enter Denmark. Anyone arriving in Denmark is required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check for updates before making any travel plans at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (https://um.dk/en/) and the Danish Immigration website:

https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-GB/Words-and-concepts/F%C3%A6lles/Corona-(COVID-19)-information/COVID-19-Information-for-the-Immigration-Service-users

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FRANCE

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 24th March France announced they had gone into full lockdown and were banning any non-EU foreigners or citizens of non-Schengen states from entering for 30 days. The ban has since been extended and remains in place. French citizens and permanent residents are still permitted to return.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the French Immigration website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-visitors-to-france/

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GERMANY

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 19th March Germany announced they had gone into full lockdown and were banning any non-EEA/EU foreigners or citizens of non-Schengen states from entering the country for at least 30 days. The ban has since been extended and remains in place. German citizens and permanent residents (and their immediate relatives) are still permitted to return.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the German Foreign Office website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/coronavirus/2317268

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HONG KONG SAR

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 26th March Hong Kong implemented a complete travel ban for Non-Hong Kong residents coming into the region from overseas, including passengers coming in from Mainland China, Macao and Taiwan who had been to any overseas countries in the past 14 days. Arriving Hong Kong residents will be subjected to health screening and mandatory 14 days quarantine. Recent visitors to China's Hubei province will be tagged and tracked with wristbands.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Hong Kong Government website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

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INDIA

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 20th March India announced that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were barring the entry of all international flights to any airport in India with effect from 22nd March, including for returning Indian citizens and permanent residents. Domestic commercial flights within India are still permitted to land.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Indian migration website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.mygov.in/covid-19/?cbps=1

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INDONESIA

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 5th March, Indonesia implemented a travel ban on all travellers who had been in the following countries in the past 14 days: China, Iran, South Korea and Italy. Indonesian citizens and permanent residents are exempt from this ban but must undergo a health check at the airport upon arrival in Indonesia. All travellers arriving in Indonesia require a health certificate from the official health authority of their country of departure and must complete a Health Alert Card documenting their travel history. All visas on arrival have been suspended.

On 2nd April Indonesia implemented a complete entry ban for all non-citizen passengers, except passengers with Diplomatic Visas or Permits, who also have to comply with travel requirements of: no travel history from countries of China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea, Spain, Switzerland and the UK; obtained a valid health certificate; and agree to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Indonesian Government website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://kemlu.go.id/portal/en/read/1104/berita/indonesian-government-policy-on-the-development-of-covid-19-outbreak

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ISRAEL

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

In March Israel started restricting the entry of all foreign nationals unless they had evidence that they could self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and had pre-clearance to travel. Then, with effect from 18th March, all foreign nationals who are neither citizens nor residents of Israel were no longer permitted to enter. Limited exceptions may be made for those whose lives are already based in Israel. On 7th April Israel implemented a total travel ban on all passengers into the country, however not applying to passengers with specific entry approval from the Population and Immigration Authority of Israel ("PIBA"). These passengers will still be subject to a period of 14 days quarantine at a government-designated facility.

Due to coronavirus travel restrictions preventing those with expiring visas from leaving Israel, with effect from 12th March PIBA automatically extended the following visas until 30th June. Holders of visas in the below categories do not need to renew visas at the PIBA office.

B1 (Work Visa)

A1 (Eligible under the Right of Return Visa)

A2 (Student/Trainee/Intern Visa)

A3 (Religious Study and Practice Visa)

A4 (Companion Visa for A2 and A3 Visa holders)

A5 (Temporary Resident Visa)

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Israeli Immigration and Ministry of Health websites for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/no_entry_to_foreigners_18032020

https://www.health.gov.il/English/Topics/Diseases/corona/Pages/default.aspx

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ITALY

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 19th March Italy implemented a complete lockdown of the entire country. All borders are closed to non-Italian or EEA citizens and only returning citizens and Italian lawful residents are permitted to enter Italy. All passengers and crew members will be subject to health surveillance and isolation for 14 days and must declare that they have entered Italy for permissible work or health related reasons. The commencement of the 14 day isolation period can exceptionally be delayed for a maximum of 72 hours (and potentially extended for a further 48) for essential work related reasons only. Once in Italy movement is severely restricted. The non-EEA travel ban currently remains in place. EEA citizens arriving in Italy will be required to declare the reason of travel upon entry:

https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/sala_stampa/archivionotizie/comunicati/2020/03/nota-farnesina-attivita-maeci-per-il-rientro-dei-connazionali.html

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Italian Immigration website for updates before making any travel plans.

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JAPAN

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 24th March Japan announced that they were limiting the arrival of passengers coming from or who had visited in the last 14 days certain regions within China, Korea, Iceland, Iran, Italy, San Marino, Switzerland and Spain. On 29th April Japan implemented a travel ban on all passengers who have arrived from or travelled to in the last 14 days the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Congo Democratic Republic, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/newpage_00032.html

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MALAYSIA

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

As of 18th March Malaysia placed a blanket travel ban on all foreign nationals (i.e. non-citizens or permanent residents and their spouses and children) entering Malaysia. This has been extended until at least 31st May. In addition to this ALL travellers arriving in Malaysia are required to undergo health checks and self-isolate for 14 days from the time of arrival.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Malaysian Immigration Department website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/

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MEXICO

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of 11th February Mexico put in place requirements that all travellers arriving in Mexico inform Federal Immigration Agents if they have visited any areas affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the last 14 days and declare any symptoms and contact with any confirmed cases.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Mexican Government Coronavirus website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://coronavirus.gob.mx/

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MOROCCO

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 20th March Morocco went into full lockdown and banned travellers from entering the country for at least 30 days. Moroccan citizens and permanent residents (and their immediate relatives) are still permitted to return. Anyone arriving in Morocco is required to self-isolate for 14 days. As of 11th May the ban remains in place, as does a 31st March proclamation suspending all commercial flights into Morocco until further notice.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Moroccan Government website for updates before making any travel plans:

http://www.maroc.ma/en/news

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THE NETHERLANDS

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 20th March the Netherlands announced that they had gone into full lockdown and were banning any non-EEA/EU foreigners or citizens of non-Schengen states from entering the country for at least 30 days. Dutch citizens and permanent residents (and their immediate relatives) are still permitted to return and citizens of the UK, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland will be allowed to transit through The Netherlands to reach their homes.

As of 23rd April, there is still a ban on any non-EEA/EU foreigners or citizens of non-Schengen states but not applied to the following: healthcare personnel; diplomats; frontier workers; personnel of international and humanitarian organisations; military personnel; and passengers travelling for emergency family reasons. These passengers must have completed a 'Health Declaration Form' if they are departing from high risk COVID-19 countries, presented prior to boarding any aircraft with destination of The Netherlands.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Dutch Government website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19

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NEW ZEALAND

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 17th March New Zealand implemented a blanket travel ban on all foreign nationals (i.e. non-citizens or permanent residents) who have visited mainland China, Iran, South Korea or Italy in the last 14 days, or travelled on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship. On 10th April this ban was extended to everyone except for NZ citizens and permanent residence visa holders and their immediate family members. In addition to this ALL travellers arriving in New Zealand who have travelled to mainland China, Iran, South Korea or Italy or any other part of the world (excluding the Pacific Islands, Tokelau, Cook Islands & Niue) are required to register with Healthline and self-isolate for 14 days from the time of arrival.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Immigration New Zealand website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/coronavirus-update-inz-response

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NORWAY

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

As of 24th March Norway banned any non-EEA/EU foreigners or citizens of non-Schengen states from entering the country until at least 14th April (inclusive). Norwegian citizens and permanent residents (and their immediate relatives) are still permitted to return. Residents of EEA states and Switzerland may still enter Norway. Anyone arriving in Norway is required to self-isolate for 14 days.

As of 15th April, there is a total ban on passengers entering Norway, with the exception of: nationals who have been granted permanent residence but not received their residence card; holders of a D-Visa (affixed in their passport); diplomatic members and their immediate family; and airline crew. After arriving, if these passengers are nationals from any EEA/EU or citizens of Schengen states they will be subject to a 14 day home self-quarantine.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Norwegian Government website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/id2692388/

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POLAND

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

With effect from 15th March Poland went into full lockdown, banning travellers from entering the country for at least 30 days. Polish citizens and permanent residents (and their immediate relatives) but not other EEA nationals are still permitted to return. Anyone arriving in Poland is required to self-isolate for 14 days.

As of 11th May there is still a complete entry ban on all non-nationals of Poland into the country, with the exception of passengers with temporary or permanent residence permits, or those who have the right to work in the territory of Poland.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Polish Government website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel

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PORTUGAL

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 19th March Portugal banned any non-EEA/EU foreigners or citizens of non-Schengen states from entering the country for at least 30 days. The ban was extended and as of 11th May remains in place. Portuguese citizens and permanent residents (and their immediate relatives) are still permitted to return. Residents of EEA states and Switzerland may still enter Portugal. Anyone arriving in Portugal is required to self-isolate for 14 days.

As of 23rd April, all flights to Portugal are suspended with the exception of those originating in the following countries: Angola, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, United Kingdom or Venezuela.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.portaldascomunidades.mne.pt/pt/

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RUSSIA

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 15th March the Russian Government introduced a travel ban for all foreign travellers. Only Russian citizens and permanent residence permit holders are exempt from the ban, along with airline crew, diplomats and official delegations. Anyone arriving in Russia is required to undergo medical supervision and quarantine for 14 days.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Russian Government website for updates before making any travel plans:

http://government.ru/en/news/39249/

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SINGAPORE

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 23rd March Singapore placed a blanket travel ban on all foreign nationals (i.e. non-citizens or permanent residents) entering Singapore for at least 30 days. This has been extended. Anyone entering Singapore must undergo health checks and quarantine in government-designated facilities.

Special permission to enter Singapore may be granted upon application to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority where extenuating circumstances exist. In addition to this ALL travellers arriving in Singapore are required to self-isolate for 14 days from the time of arrival.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Singaporean Immigration and Checkpoints Authority website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19

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SOUTH KOREA

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 20th March South Korea tightened their border checks for all overseas arrivals. In addition to basic health screening stricter border inspections have been placed on visitors from China, Italy and Iran, requiring a sign-up to a smartphone application to track whether they have symptoms of the virus. On 18th April a complete ban from entry was placed on passengers travelling from, or who have travelled to, China in the 14 days prior to arrival.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for updates before making any travel plans:

http://www.mofa.go.kr/eng/brd/m_5674/view.do?seq=320048

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SPAIN

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 23rd March Spain announced a full lockdown and banned travellers from entering the country for at least 30 days. The ban has been extended and as of 11th May remains in place. Spanish citizens and permanent residents (and their immediate relatives) but not other EEA nationals are still permitted to return. There are also exemptions for healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties; diplomats; and passengers who have received official permission to travel for life or death family reasons.

Anyone arriving in Spain is required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/home.htm

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SWEDEN

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 19th March Sweden announced that they were banning any non-EEA/EU foreigners or citizens of non-Schengen states from entering the country for at least 30 days. Swedish citizens and permanent residents (and their immediate relatives) are still permitted to return. Residents of EEA states and Switzerland may still enter Sweden. Anyone arriving in Sweden is required to self-isolate for 14 days. As of 11th May there is still a total ban on all non-EEA/EU foreigners or citizens of non-Schengen states or passengers arriving from these countries.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Swedish Government website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.government.se/press-releases/2020/03/temporary-ban-on-travel-to-sweden-due-to-covid-19/

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SWITZERLAND

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 20th March Switzerland closed borders to all non-EEA/EU foreigners or citizens of non-Schengen states. In addition to this entry is also restricted for people travelling from the following countries and Schengen states who are now prohibited from entering Switzerland: Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Swiss citizens, permanent residents (and their immediate relatives, and holders of Swiss residency permits are still permitted to return.

On 14th April Switzerland implemented a total entry ban on all passengers entering Switzerland. This does not apply to C-visa holders, passengers travelling directly through Switzerland to another country they are permitted to enter, or passengers who are specialists in the Health Sector.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov.html

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THAILAND

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

As of 20th March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand has tightened border checks for all overseas arrivals. In addition to basic health screening stricter border inspections have been placed on visitors from China, Italy and Iran, requiring a signup to a smartphone application to track whether they have symptoms of the virus.

On 28th April Thailand suspended all incoming flights to the country except for military or state craft, or emergency landings. Passengers will still be subject to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for updates before making any travel plans:

http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/news3/10491

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TURKEY

Section last updated: 11th May 2020

On 24th March Turkey placed a travel ban on some foreign nationals (i.e. non-citizens or permanent residents) and people who have travelled through certain countries. Anyone who is a citizen of, or has been in, the following countries in the past 14 days is barred from entering Turkey: Greece, Bulgaria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Spain, France, Austria, UK, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ireland, UAE, China, Iran, Iraq, South Korea, Italy.

As of 23rd April, all passengers that have travelled to Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain or Sweden during the last 14 days are prohibited to be accepted onto any flights to Turkey, with all passengers who arrive in Turkey subjected to a 14 day quarantine.

Due to the nature of the pandemic the situation is fluid and changing daily. It is essential to check the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for updates before making any travel plans:

https://www.icisleri.gov.tr/81-il-valiligi-ve-hudut-idare-mulki-amirliklerine-genelge

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