|In response to COVID-19, countries around the world are imposing various restrictions and bans. We know that keeping up with these constantly changing travel restrictions can be tough.|
To help with your travel planning during these times, we wanted to share updates on travel restrictions for several major countries. We’ll send these updates monthly so you can stay informed.
An entry ban applies to non-residents and foreign nationals. Commercial flights are suspended until 1 September, or until further notice.
Australia’s borders are closed. Only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.
Brazil is allowing the entry of foreign visitors traveling by air, but they must provide proof of health insurance coverage during their stay (maximum of 90 days).
Foreign nationals cannot travel to Canada, even if they have a valid visitor visa or electronic travel authorization (eTA), unless they are traveling for essential purposes and traveling directly from the US or an immediate family of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.
Effective since March 28, 2020, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter the country, including those holding visas or residence permits. Foreign nationals coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific, or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas.
The Government of Colombia has closed all international travel in and out of Colombia and restricted internal domestic travel within Colombia.
Restrictions entering France from outside the European Union (including the United States) remain in place. U.S. citizens may depart France to return to the United States at any time.
Germany’s borders are open for travel without restrictions to anyone from the EU, Schengen Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), and the UK.
All non-Hong Kong residents arriving by air from any location other than mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan will be denied entry. Non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will be denied entry if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days.
International flights are suspended until 31 August. Only repatriation flights arranged by the Ministry of Civil Aviation are allowed to enter.
Italy has lifted its restrictions allowing travelers from 15 countries on the “safe list” aside from EU citizens, however, quarantine for 14 days may be required upon arrival.
Foreign nationals from various countries (including the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, India and the U.K.) are not permitted to enter.
International flights have resumed from 1 August. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying is required to enter, and there will be health screenings on arrival.
There are no entry restrictions for travel to Mexico, however travelers must submit a questionnaire to immigration while those presenting symptoms should ask for the International Health Team (Sanidad Internacional) at the airport.
The border is closed to most travelers, except for New Zealand citizens, New Zealand residents, immediate family of citizens and residents, Australian citizens and permanent residents who normally reside in New Zealand, and some essential travel.
Commercial flights are suspended indefinitely. Borders are only open to repatriation flights for Peruvian nationals and residents.
All short-term visitors arriving from anywhere in the world will not be permitted entry into Singapore or international transit through Singapore. Long-term pass holders must receive approval.
Borders are closed to foreign nationals, and international flights remain suspended.
All travelers entering Korea (both Korean and foreign nationals) will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine. Foreign nationals who have visited Hubei province in the past 14 days or nationals of China with a passport issued by the Hubei province are not allowed to enter.
Borders are open to travelers from the EU and all Schengen Area countries without the requirement to quarantine for 14 days. Spain has also lifted its restrictions to “safe” countries which are Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Citizens of Algeria, China, and Morocco.
Swiss borders have reopened to travelers from EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and the United Kingdom.
Anyone who arrives to the UK must self-quarantine for 14 days, and fill out a contact locator form before continuing to their quarantine location.
Foreign nationals who have visited China, Iran, European Schengen area, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Brazil in the last 14 days may not enter. Anyone permitted to enter will be screened upon arrival, and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. The borders are closed with Canada and Mexico to all non-essential travel until August 21.