Travel restrictions, Flight operations and Screening

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, FLIGHT OPERATIONS AND SCREENING

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Last updated on 7 April 2020, 11.00 UTC.

 

Flight operations

Many airlines have suspended inbound and outbound flights to affected countries. Contact the relevant airline for up-to-date information on flight schedules.

 

Screening measures

Countries are continuing to implement additional health screening measures at transport hubs, including airports, sea ports and border crossings, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. These include temperature checks prior to boarding planes and upon landing, stringent questions about itineraries, and medical declarations. Allow additional time to complete check-in formalities.

 

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Country-level advice

Afghanistan

International restrictions:

  • The Iranian border is closed; all air passenger movement with Iran is suspended.
  • The land border with Iran reopened on 25 February with screening measures in place on the border. The border with China remains closed.
  • All travellers are asked by the immigration officers regarding travel history to China and Iran over the past month, though no medical documentation is required to enter or exit the country.
  • Travellers who have been to China and Iran in the past month are divided from other passengers for medical checks. Those with COVID-19 symptoms are taken to a designated medical facility for further medical tests while those without symptoms are advised to quarantine at home for 14 days.
  • The capital Kabul is under lockdown. Restrictions in/out and within the city have been imposed. No more than four people are permitted to travel in vehicles. All government ministries and institutions are closed down, bar the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and Ministry of Public Health. Public places are closed. Measures are not expected to greatly impact NGOs and private corporations but such outfits should nevertheless observe the restrictions that have been imposed.

Albania

International restrictions:

  • All flights to and from Tirana airport as of 23 March will be suspended, with the exception of Air Albania’s flights to and from Istanbul for humanitarian reasons.
  • All ferries to/from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended.
  • All travellers entering the country, who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, have been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days. All travellers from Italy are barred entry until further notice.
  • All land borders have been closed since 14 March.

Internal restrictions:

  • As of 23 March, the government has implemented a 16-hour curfew. Individuals are only allowed to leave their homes from 05:00 to 13:00. All movement is prohibited outside of those windows, including both vehicular traffic and pedestrian movement. Exceptions are made for healthcare workers and for the transport of food items, supplies and medicine. Grocery stores and banks are only permitted to open from 05:00 to 13:00. Since 30 March, only one person per household is allowed to go out to buy food or medicine at a time, for a maximum of one hour; the ‘exit permit’ can be obtained by sending an SMS to 55155.
  • Private car traffic and interurban transport will be banned across eight cities: Durres, Elbasan, Fier, Lezha, Lushnje, Shkodra, Tirana and Vlor. Roads connecting Tirana and Durres to other parts of the country are closed and public transportation closed between/within the two cities.
  • Textile manufacturers and call centres, as well as all activities within shopping malls not related to bakeries, groceries and pharmaceutical services will be closed until further notice.
  • On 2 April, authorities decreed that all restrictive measures are to remain in place until further notice.

Algeria

International restrictions:

  • All international flight suspended
  • All ferries suspended
  • Land borders are closed
  • Repatriation flights are permitted. Foreign governments and local diplomatic missions are expected to charter special flights as well Algerian authorities for their local citizens.
  • Upon arrival, repatriated Algerian nationals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in dedicated facilities.

Internal restrictions:

  • As of 5 April, all wilayas have implemented a partial lockdown with a curfew from 19.00 to 07.00 (local time) until at least 19 April.
  • Blida is under full lockdown until at least 19 April. This means that everyone needs to stay in their house; all movements from/to Blida are prohibited; checkpoints at entry/exit will be erected, only essential movements will be allowed.
  • Partial lockdown in Ain Defla, Bejaia, Medea, Oran, Setif, Tipaza, Tizi Ouzou and Tlemcen provinces: Curfew has been extended from 15.00 to 07.00 until at least 19 April.
  • In the capital Algiers, a curfew is in operation between 15:00 and 07.00. All gatherings of more than two people are prohibited. Food stores authorised to exercise their activities in rotation by district, while avoiding any crowd.
  • Extension on internal travel restrictions announced on 1 April will last from 22 March until 19 April, and will cover the suspension of domestic flights, rail links and other types of public transport. All taxis banned countrywide. Rail and public or private/public transport between wilayas has been suspended as well as public transport within urban centres.
  • Restaurants and cafes remain closed until further notice.
  • All public gatherings in Algeria suspended until further notice (including religious prayers and protests).

American Samoa

International restrictions:

  • As of 25 March, all entry permits for foreign nationals have been suspended until further notice. All travellers from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 allowed entry will be subjected to mandatory quarantine - for US travellers, this restriction applies only if the traveller is travelling from a US state that has confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  • Flights to Samoa are suspended until further notice, until at least 24 April.
  • Travellers with a travel history (including transits) to Bahrain, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR), Iran, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Macao (SAR), Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Thailand must spend 14 days at their country of last port, and undergo medical clearance within 3 days before entering the territory.
  • Beginning 10 March, US passport holders and the residents travelling from US states with COVID-19 cases will not have to spend 14 days in Hawai'i and obtain a health clearance three days before arrival. Health screening measures at Pago Pago International Airport will be tightened.
  • This restriction does not apply to US passport holders and American Samoa residents travelling ONLY to Hawaii, Samoa or Tonga.

Internal restrictions:

  • As per the current Code Blue regulations which are in place until at least 24 April:
    • All public gatherings are suspended until further notice. Private gatherings with more than 10 people are also prohibited.
    • All non-essential businesses will only be allowed to operate from 06.00 to 18.00. Drive-through and takeaway restaurants are allowed to remain open until 22.00.
    • All public transportation services are to cease operations at 18.00, except for buses under contract with StarKist. Buses and taxis may only operate at half the usual seating capacity.

Andorra

International restrictions:

  • International border with France remains open for departing French citizens and residents.

Internal restrictions:

  • Social distancing and staying at home is recommended.
  • All venues with the exception of essential ones selling foodstuffs, medicine and fuel are closed.

Angola

International restrictions:

  • All international commercial flights to and from Angola will be suspended from 20 March until further notice.
  • All travellers from Algeria, China, Egypt, Iran, Italy, Nigeria and South Korea will be barred from entering the country beginning 3 March.
  • The measure only applies to citizens traveling to Angola directly from these countries; not to those traveling via a third country.
  • Angolan nationals who have travelled to Algeria, Egypt or Nigeria will be required to undergo quarantine.
  • Nationals and Foreign residents arriving from Portugal, Spain and France will have to serve 14 days quarantine.

Anguilla

Inbound restrictions:

  • Air and seaports are closed for all passenger movements until 3 April
  • All passengers arriving from outside the Caribbean will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival
    • Healthcare professional will decide if self-quarantine or in medical facility

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • US citizens who are attempting to return to the US from the Eastern Caribbean and need assistance should complete the provided form for each person wishing to return to the US.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Effective 27 March the government has restricted movement outside of one’s residence for all non essential purposes until 10 April. Additional restrictions can be found on the government’s COVID-19 response website.

Antigua and Barbuda

Inbound restrictions:

  • Travellers who have been to China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore or South Korea in the 28 days prior to arrival will be denied entry.Nationals returning from mentioned countries will be quarantined for 14 days.
  • Effective 26 March at 00:00, VC Bird International Airport is closed to all incoming commercial traffic.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • US citizens who are attempting to return to the US from the Eastern Caribbean and need assistance should complete the provided form for each person wishing to return to the US.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • On 13 March, the government announced a ban on all parties and similar social gatherings for the following 30 days.
  • A full lockdown is in effect for a week until at least 9 April.
  • A state of emergency has been extended until 24 May.

Argentina

Inbound restrictions:

  • Effective 17 March, all flights from China, EU member states, Iran, Japan, Schengen Area countries, South Korea, the UK (including Northern Ireland) and the US will be suspended for 30 days. Passengers traveling or transiting from China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Spain, South Korea or the US will be subject to 14 day quarantine.
  • Effective evening 15 March, borders are closed to all arrivals that are not Argentine nationals or resident until at least 17 April.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • From 1 April to 30 May, Latam Airlines is reducing international flights by 30%. Flights are likely to become more limited in the coming weeks.
  • Argentina’s Ministry of Transportation announced on 19 March domestic flights and long distance trains and buses will be suspended until 25 March. In the capital, Buenos Aires, public transportation will continue with limited operations.
  • As of 19 March, the President announced the country is on lockdown from 19 March until 23.59 on 12 April. Citizens are only permitted to leave their residences for essential purposes. This is being enforced by police and security personnel. Criminal prosecution for those who do not comply.
  • A ban on public gatherings in Buenos Aires province has been extended until 15 April.
  • The US Embassy has posted instructions for US citizens requiring assistance returning to the US on the embassy’s website.

Armenia

International restrictions:

  • Armenia has declared a 30-day state of emergency from 16 March.
  • From 23 March, citizens of Australia, Canada, China, EU member states, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the US will not be permitted to enter Armenia.
  • The following groups of travellers are exempt:
    • Armenian nationals and their family members
    • Permanent residents
    • Foreign diplomatic staff and assignees of intergovernmental organizations, as well as their family members
  • Armenian citizens and foreigners are allowed to depart by air only.
  • The land borders with Iran and Georgia are closed, except for some cargo movement.
  • All air traffic with Russia has been suspended until further notice. Other air travel options remain severely limited.
  • All travellers arriving in Armenia must undergo medical screening at the port of entry and may be subject to isolation at a medical facility.

Internal restrictions

  • Domestic movement remains possible with official documentation; anyone travelling outside their home is required to carry their passport or official ID, as well as a completed movement questionnaire or a permit provided by an employer.
  • Self-isolation is mandatory for all persons and leaving the place of isolation is only permitted when going to work, the nearest grocery store, pharmacy or health care facility.
  • All public transport services, with the exception of railway and taxis, have been suspended. Intercity movement in private vehicles is also prohibited, with the exception for those travelling between work and home or in circumstances deemed exceptional by the authorities.

Aruba

Inbound restrictions:

  • Entry is prohibited for all travellers, including residents.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Australia

International restrictions:

  • All Australian residents are banned from travelling overseas, except under exceptional circumstances.
  • All non-resident travellers will be banned from entering Australia from 21.00 (local time) on 20 March.
  • Citizens, permanent residents, immediate family of Australian citizens or permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens residing in Australia can enter; upon arrival, they will be subject to quarantine for 14 days in a designated facility in the city that their flight lands in.
  • Travellers who have a compassionate or compelling reason to travel to Australia can fill in a form on the Home Affairs website to apply for an exemption.
  • If you are a New Zealander, citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country, Timor-Leste citizen or resident of New Caledonia or French Polynesia transiting through Australia on your way to New Zealand or a Pacific Island Forum Country, you do not require a transit exemption if you have booked a connecting flight to depart Australia within 72 hours of your arriving flight.
  • Due to domestic travel restrictions, the outbound connecting flight must be departing from the same state or territory of Australia as your arrival flight. If your connecting flight means you will spend longer than 72 hours in Australia, you are not considered to be transiting and will need to apply online to the Commissioner of the ABF for an exemption from the travel restrictions.
  • All other passengers will need to seek an exemption to be allowed to transit through Australia.

Internal restrictions:

  • South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania has closed its borders.
  • Entry into several of the states are denied except to those travelling for essential purposes and residents.
  • New South Wales and Victoria are now the only jurisdictions without additional movement restrictions.

Austria

International restrictions:

  • Sanitary checks have been reintroduced at borders with Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland.
  • The border with Hungary is closed.
  • Travellers who want to enter through an open land border, or who have visited a country for which the Austrian Foreign Ministry has COVID-19-related travel warning in place in the past 14 days, must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19, dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival, it can be in English, French, German, or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles.
  • Non Schengen/EU nationals are prohibited from entering Austria by air. The rule does not apply to diplomatic staff, employees of international organisations, their family members living in the same household and humanitarian workers. Also excluded are health and medical professionals, transit passengers and commercial transportation.
  • Citizens and residents must undertake an immediate 14 day self-quarantine upon returning from Italy unless they provide a negative SARS-CoV-2 test until 3 April.
  • Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended.
  • All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until further notice.
  • All measures have been extended until April 13.

Internal restrictions:

  • Authorities have announced a step-by-step relaxation in restrictions from 14 April. First to reopen will be commercial spaces of under 4,300 square feet (400m2) as well as hardware and gardening stores. From 1 May, all other stores should be able to reopen while restaurants and hotels would reopen gradually from 15 May. Further details will be made available closer to these dates.
  • The areas of Paznauen Tal and St. Anton am Arlberg in Tirol (communities of Galtuer, Ischgl, Kappl and See) are in quarantine for two weeks from 13 March until 13 April. Until 28 March, no one can enter or exit these areas, except for residents who are allowed to enter, but not exit.
  • Innsbruck closed from 23 March except for emergencies.
  • The government ordered the closure of all non-essential shops, bars and restaurants from 15.00 (local time) - except supermarkets, banks, petrol stations and pharmacies - as well as schools and universities from 16 March. Since 30 March, all shoppers need to wear a mask when inside a store. This obligation will be extended to all public movements, at all times after 14 April.
  • All gatherings of more than five people have been banned.

Azerbaijan

International restrictions:

  • Azerbaijani authorities on 4 April announced the suspension of all entry and exit into and out of the country, effective from 00.00 (local time) 5 April until 20 April.
  • Online visa application has been suspended from 12 March; all applications are required to apply with corresponding embassies.
  • All arriving passengers, including Azerbaijan citizens, are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days, those who show symptoms will be immediately evaluated and sent to quarantine facilities for up to 21 days.

Internal restrictions:

  • Entry into and exit from the Baku metropolitan area, Sumqayit city and Absheron district will be prohibited until at least 20 April.
  • Residents have been advised to only leave their place of residence to go to work, visit the nearest grocery store or pharmacy, or in case of an emergency. It is mandatory to have identification documents on your person when leaving your residence.
  • Beyond the reasons above, in order to acquire permission to leave one’s residence or to travel across the country, individuals must send an SMS to the number 8103 stating their need to travel and include personal identification data. Individuals may only depart from their residence if they receive a positive response. A call centre is available to respond to queries on 9108.
  • Internal restriction on interregional and intercity travel have been strengthened until 20 April.
  • All borders closed, air and land. Increased measures to restrict internal movement.

Bahamas

Inbound restrictions:

  • As of 27 March, airport and seaport operations are suspended until further notice, effectively banning all travel in and out of the country including for those in transit.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • A 24-hour curfew is in effect until 6 April.
  • State of emergency in effect
  • All schools have been closed until 14 April. All national sporting events and public gatherings have been suspended.
  • Vehicular travel must likewise be for essential purposes only and be limited between the hours of 05.00 (local time) and 21.00.

Bahrain

International restrictions:

  • The authorities have suspended visa-on-arrival services for all nationalities and limited entry and transit to Bahraini citizens and foreigners holding valid residency permits, with some exceptions.
  • Bahraini citizens, foreigners holding a valid residency permit, diplomats, passengers with a Prior Permission Granted Letter (PPG), military personnel, airline crew or holders of official service or UN passports are exempt from the entry restrictions.
  • All arriving passengers belonging to the above group who visited Iran, Iraq or Lebanon in the 14 days prior to arrival will undergo mandatory medical screening and be subject to quarantine at a medical facility.
  • Those arriving from other countries and belonging to the above group will also have to undergo enhanced medical screening and, regardless of the outcome, will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Gulf Air confirmed that it would suspend most fights from 18-31 March. Nevertheless, the airline will continue to operate flights to/from the following locations: Abu Dhabi, Dubai (both United Arab Emirates (UAE), Cairo (Egypt), Frankfurt (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey), Karachi (Pakistan), Kochi, Mumbai, New Delhi (all India), London (UK), Manila (Philippines), Muscat (Oman) and Paris (France).
  • Transit flights resume through Bahrain International Airport (BAH) between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CGD) and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila, while all flights to other locations remain suspended until further notice.
  • UAE-based carriers have suspended all flights to/from Bahrain.
  • The land border with Saudi Arabia remains closed.

Internal Restrictions

  • Curfew 18.00 to 05.00 - Police enforced. Certain sectors exempt
  • The authorities have decided to temporarily close non-essential businesses, from Thursday 26 March to 09 April 2020. Hypermarkets, supermarkets, cold stores, bakeries, pharmacies, and banks remain open and restaurants continue to provide services via take away or delivery only. The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism issued a notice clarifying what is deemed non-essential.
  • People who break quarantine face either a minimum of three months in jail, a fine ranging from 1,000 Bahraini dinars (Dh9,767) to 10,000 dinars, or a combination of both.

Bangladesh

International restrictions:

  • The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh announced that suspension of most international flights to and from Bangladesh will be extended until at least 14 April.
  • Flights to China and the UK are exempted, though national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines have suspended services to the UK between 30 March and 6 April.
  • All domestic flights are suspended from 00.01 on 25 March. Dhaka Airport remains the only international port of entry.
  • All foreigners arriving in Bangladesh must submit a health certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to their arrival indicating that they are COVID-19 free, in addition to a valid visa.
  • Starting 17 March, all travellers arriving in Bangladesh are required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of nationality and traveller type.
  • Starting 15 March, visa-on-arrival has been suspended for all travellers regardless of nationality until at least 31 March. This excludes those who already possess a Bangladesh visa.
  • Starting 16 March, all travellers with a travel history (including transits) from all European countries, with the exception of the UK, are banned from entry until 31 March. This is in addition to the existing ban on travellers from India, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Bangladeshi nationals are included in the ban. However, those travelling on diplomatic missions and their family members are exempted.
  • Foreigners who are already in Bangladesh with valid visas will have the option of extending their existing visas by three months.
  • Effective 20 March, international flights will not be allowed to land at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, until further notice.
  • International flights from Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore and India will not be allowed to land in Dhaka until 31 March, according to a NOTAM issued by Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
  • Effective from 00.00, 22 March, foreigners will not be able to enter via land ports. The ports are: Akhaura, Banglabandha, Benapole, Bhomra, Burimari, Darshana, Hili, Nakugaon, Roumari, Shaola and Tamabil.

Internal Restrictions

  • Authorities have restricted movement in and out of Dhaka until further notice for everyone except those working in emergency services. On 6 April, movement restrictions were extended for entry and exit in Chittagong, Khulna, and Rajshahi metropolitan areas.
  • The country ‘lockdown’ has been extended to 11 April. All public and private offices will remain closed. Most forms of transportation such as intercity and commuter busses and trains and ferries have been shut down. The army has been deployed to assist the local government to stop non-essential movement. International flights have not yet been disrupted though domestic flights have already been halted.
  • Bangladesh Shop Owners' Association announced closure of all markets, super shops and shopping malls from 23-31 March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Groceries and pharmacies will remain open on all the aforementioned dates.
  • All government and private offices will be closed from 26 March to 9 April, apart from essential services.
  • All education institutions are closed until 9 April.

Barbados

International restrictions:

  • Travellers arriving from Europe, the UK and the US are subject to a 14-day quarantine.
  • Any person with potential exposure and symptoms will be admitted to the National Isolation Facility for monitoring and further testing.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no restrictions on outbound travel.
  • US citizens who are attempting to return to the US from the Eastern Caribbean and need assistance should complete the provided form for each person wishing to return to the US.

Conditions and Internal restrictions:

  • A nightly curfew is in effect between 20.00 and 06.00 (local time) from 28 March to 14 April.
  • Barbados Ministry of Health has set up a 24-hour information hotline at 246536-4500.

Belarus

International restrictions:

  • Chinese citizens and travellers who have been to China in the 14 days prior to arrival will have to go through health checks and fill in questionnaires at border checkpoints and the capital’s airport.
  • Travellers from China, Iran, South Korea or Italy or other countries where the virus is active will undergo a full laboratory examination upon arrival.
  • Increased screening measures have been introduced at Minsk International Airport (MSQ). Passengers with flu-like symptoms will be isolated for further medical monitoring.
  • On 25 March, Belarus instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine requirement for persons entering Belarus from countries where the COVID-19 virus is actively circulating.
  • Neighbouring countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine) have closed their land borders to foreigners with limited exceptions for cargo transport and diplomatic travellers.

Belgium

International restrictions:

  • Borders have been closed for any "non-essential" movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. On 20 March, the Interior Minister announced the reintroduction of entry and exit checks on the Belgian border, in order to prevent non-essential travel. The Ministry of the Interior has indicated that all travellers to Belgium will be expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential. Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel. The restrictions do not apply for cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country.
  • Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential.
  • Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) closed on 24 March. Operations are expected to resume at 23.59 on 3 May.
  • Quarantine for travellers returning on government-provided evacuation flights.

Internal restrictions:

  • On 3 April, authorities announced further ‘clarifications’ on restrictions. Funerals can take place with a maximum of 15 family members, respecting social distancing rules. Weddings can only take place in the presence of the four legal witnesses and the mayor. Going out with members of the same household are permitted, social distancing should still be observed.
  • Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places.
  • The government has extended the nationwide lockdown until 19 April. Within this context, all gatherings will be banned. All non-essential shops and businesses will be closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present will be limited. Night shops will have to close at 10 pm. Public transport must also ensure distance between passengers.. The crèches will remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and safety sectors.

Belize

International restrictions:

  • All borders were closed on 21 March for a period of 30 days. Belizean nationals, residents and diplomats residing in the country will be granted entry through the Santa Elena border crossing with Mexico.
  • The Philip Goldson International Airport will be closed effective Monday, March 23rd, after the last scheduled flight departs.
  • Curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 is in place and has been enforced by security forces.

Benin

International restrictions:

  • Borders are closed for non-essential travel. Issuing of new visas has been suspended.
  • All travellers arriving by air will have to go into quarantine for 14 days. Non-nationals will have to pay the associated costs themselves.
  • All land borders are closed to all but emergency movements deemed necessary by the government.

Internal restrictions:

  • A cordon sanitaire preventing inbound and outbound movements is being implemented around the cities of Abomey-Calavi, Adjarra, Akpro-Misserete, Allada, Cotonou, Ouidah, Porto-Novo and Seme-Podji.
  • Only essential movement is allowed countrywide until 13 April. Public transport has been suspended, while other modes are allowed to transport fewer than three passengers.
  • All non-essential public gatherings have been banned.

Bermuda

International restrictions:

  • L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), the only airport serving passenger flights, has suspended arrival commercial flights from 20 March until 6 April.
  • Seaport has also been closed for non-essential arrival vessels as of 20 March.
  • Cargo flights and cargo vessels carrying essential goods and medical supplies will be exempt from these restrictions.
  • There are currently no restrictions for travellers seeking to depart the island.
  • Citizens, residents and their dependents as well as diplomatic personnel will be allowed entry, however, are subjected to self-quarantine for 14 days and public health screening measures.
  • All other visitors that are not providing essential services will be denied entry.

Internal restrictions:

  • Public bus and ferry services have been suspended until 6 April.

Bhutan

International restrictions:

  • From 17 March, all remaining travellers, including Bhutanese nationals, who are able to enter the country are subject to mandatory quarantine in a facility for 14 days. From 31 March, the quarantine period for travellers has been extended for 21 days.
  • Travellers with a travel history to COVID-19 affected countries within 14 days prior to arrival are requested to report to the health desk at the point of entry.
  • Re-entry of foreign travellers holding valid visas, work permits, or other immigration permits travelling to Bhutan with travel history to any COVID-19 affected countries will be suspended until further notice.

Bolivia

International restrictions:

  • All borders will be closed from 19 March-15 April. Only Bolivian nationals and residents will be permitted entrance.
  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Domestic ground transportation will be suspended starting 18 March.
  • Quarantine is being enforced by military, those who don’t comply have been sent to jail

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Inbound restrictions:

  • Bonaire: All travellers, including residents, will be barred from entry amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Saba: All travellers, including residents, will be barred from entry amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Those who have been to areas of significant infection are asked to contact the Public Health Department at +599 416 3311, extension 314 and 315.
  • Authorities have placed an indefinite ban on flights from Asia and Europe.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

International restrictions:

  • Entry ban for foreigners.
  • Returning citizens and foreign citizens with permanent residence must undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. These measures will involve direct medical surveillance as well as mandatory daily reporting.
  • Sarajevo Airport remains open, but flights are very limited. However, from 30 March at 06.00 (local time), international airports including Sarajevo Airport, Mostar Airport, Banja Luka Airport and Tuzla Airport will be temporarily closed until further notice. Exceptions include few and rare categories of passengers such as EUFOR and NATO. Humanitarian and cargo flights will continue to operate normally.
  • The land border with Serbia is closed.

Internal restrictions:

  • In the Federation entity of BiH (including Sarajevo) on 16 March a state of emergency was declared.
  • A curfew is in place from 20.00 to 05.00. In addition, a curfew for those under the age of 18 and over the age of 65 has been extended, with a brief exception between 6-10 April, when movement for these groups will be permitted between 08.00 and 12.00.

  • In the Republika Srpska entityA 20.00 to 05.00 curfew is in place for all, with a 24 hour curfew for those over the age of 65. An attempt to instate a State of Emergency in the region has been vetoed by Bosnian political wing. As yet, the State of Emergency remains pending.

  • Citizens are required to wear a face mask or a cloth covering their mouth and nose when moving outside their accommodation in all locations.
  • All schools as well as restaurants, cafes, and other non-essential public spaces are closed and public gatherings banned in all locations.

Botswana

International restrictions:

  • On March 16, the Government of Botswana announced a ban on all travellers (except Batswana citizens and Botswana residents) originating from or transiting through the following countries: Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US. Batswana and residents returning from high-risk countries will be subjected to 14-day mandatory quarantine. Issuance of Botswana visas at ports of entry for any person from these countries has been suspended. Those traveling to, but who have not entered, Botswana no longer have valid visas, nor will they receive visas on arrival. Those visa holders from these countries already in Botswana should consider their visas valid.
  • Arriving passengers will have to serve a 14-day quarantine at their own expense. (Does not affect transiting passengers).

Internal restrictions:

  • The government has announced a state of emergency from 2 April until further notice, and a nationwide lockdown from 2 April until 30 April.

Brazil

Inbound restrictions:

  • Effective on 30 March and for the next 30 days, all foreigners travellers are banned entry in the country.
    • Exceptions include: Citizens and residents, family members of Brazilians, diplomats and persons traveling on behalf of the Brazilian government and crew. All-cargo operations are permitted.
  • Exceptionally, foreigners who are in one of the land border countries and need to cross to Brazil to board a repatriation flight may enter Brazil with authorization from Federal Police, provided that the traveller goes directly to the airport, ticket in hand, and authorized by the respective embassy or consulate of both countries.
  • All land borders with neighbouring countries of Brazil are closed until 22 April. These countries include: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, French Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.
  • Brazilian nationals and residents are exempt from entry restrictions, as well as humanitarian aid and cargo trucks.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • The United States embassy has advised travellers to be prepared for restrictions to be put in place with little to no advance warning.
  • In Bahia, the authorities have suspended intercity public transport across the state until 15 April. In addition, gatherings of more than 50 people are banned until 19 April.
  • The Federal District has ordered the closure of non-essential businesses and reduced public transportation until 3 May.

Brunei

International restrictions:

  • From 24 March, all foreign travellers, including transit passengers, will not be allowed to enter the country.
  • Exempted are the citizens and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam, who will have to undergo 14 days of self-isolation at a designated monitoring centre, or, under specific conditions, self-quarantine at home.
  • Effective from 16 March, citizens and foreign residents of Brunei are restricted from leaving the country. Exceptions are made for those needing urgent medical care, attending court hearings, or resuming studies abroad. Requests to leave the country need to be approved by the prime minister’s office.

Internal restrictions:

  • Authorities have also banned all mass gatherings, including weddings and sports events, in the country.
  • Long-term visitors who are currently in Brunei will require approval from the Brunei Prime Minister’s Office to leave the country.

Bulgaria

International restrictions:

  • From 20 March entry to the country will be denied to most foreign nationals, except for:
    • Citizens of EU or Schengen countries,
    • Third-country nationals who hold a long-term residence permit in an EU member state,
    • Third-country nationals transiting Bulgaria to return to their country of residence
  • Entry is also banned for all travellers arriving from: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, except for Bulgarian citizens and their family members, or persons with permanent or long term residence permits and members of their families.
  • All travellers, irrespective of nationality, are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • All flights from Spain, Italy and to/from China have been suspended.
  • Turkey, Serbia and North Macedonia have closed all border crossings with Bulgaria to non-commercial traffic.

Internal restrictions:

  • The country has declared a state of emergency until 13 April.
  • Only travel for essential purposes is allowed between capital cities of Bulgaria’s 28 districts. Checkpoints will be established from 23 March at the entry/exit roads of each regional centre. Travellers must show a document (annual payment statement, medical document and ID as proof of residence) to justify their travel/presence (possible if due to work in the city, for health reasons or to return to permanent address).
  • There is a ban on visits to parks, playgrounds, sport facilities, outdoor and indoor places.
  • From 30 March onwards, everyone in-country must wear a face mask when they are in an indoor or outdoor public space.
  • On 31 March, the province of Stara Zagora introduced a night curfew from 21.00 until 05.00 (local time).

Burkina Faso

International restrictions:

  • Closure of Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso international airports from 21 March at 00:00 to international commercial flights. Internal flights and military flights will proceed. This will be for two weeks and is renewable from then.
  • Land and rail borders closed from 21 March at 00:00 with the exception of freight.

Internal restrictions:

  • Curfew introduced from 19:00 to 05:00 every night from 21 March
  • Eight cities where COVID-19 cases have been reported have been quarantined for two weeks starting from 27 March. The cities are: Banfora, Bobo Dioulasso, Boromo, Dedougou, Hounde, Manga, Ouagadougoug and Zorgho.
  • State of Health emergency declared countrywide on 16 March
    • Partial confinement (outside of work hours)
    • Ban on all cultural and religious or family gatherings
    • Ban on any professional gatherings above 25 people
    • Closure of all cultural, sports and leisure activities/businesses
    • Gradual/partial shutdown of airports and screenings at land borders
    • ALL MASS GATHERINGS of any kind are banned
    • Bars
  • Schools and universities to be closed from 16 to 31 March.
  • Closure of 36 markets countrywide from 26 March to at least 20 April.

Burundi

International restrictions:

  • All inbound travellers will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. The government confirmed that the cost of quarantine will be charged to the travellers.
  • Border with Rwanda closed on 15 March (Ruhwa crossing) for travellers from Rwanda independent of nationality.
  • All inbound and outbound international flights to/from Melchior Ndadaye Airport (BJM) of Bujumbura are suspended until 4 April. Brussels Airlines and RwandAir had earlier suspended flights to/from the country.

Cabo Verde

International restrictions:

  • All sea borders are closed and air links suspended since 18 March until otherwise instructed with limited exceptions for citizens returning to/from Cabo Verde on repatriation flights and for medical emergencies.
  • A form to be filled out is distributed to travellers coming from the areas most at risk.
  • Cabo Verde Airlines suspends all operations from 18 March for 30 days.
  • Passenger and cruise ships are allowed to dock but passengers are not allowed to disembark at all ports.

Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency declared on 27 March until 17 April.
  • From 27 March until 17 April, all inter-island connections are suspended with limited exceptions.
  • Ferries to and from Boa Vista suspended from 20 March to 4 April

Cambodia

International restrictions:

  • From 31 March, foreign travellers entering Cambodia are required to self-isolate for 14 days at their residence.
  • All visa exemption policies and issuance of tourist visa, e-visa, and visa on arrival to all foreigners will be suspended for one month from 23.59 on 30 March.
  • Any foreigner wishing to travel to Cambodia must first obtain a visa from Cambodian missions abroad, the statement reads, adding that an individual must provide a medical certificate, issued by competent health authorities of their country no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel, certifying that they are not tested positive for COVID-19. They also require a proof of health insurance with coverage of at least USD $50,000. Travellers with a diplomatic visa (Visa A) or an official visa (Visa B) are exempted.
  • Cambodia’s Ministry of Health has issued a 30-day ban on foreign nationals from France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain and the United States from 17 March. Travellers holding a diplomatic visa or official visa would have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon entry.
  • Ban on cruise ships and riverboats entering Cambodia
  • Cambodia will bar entry of all Vietnamese nationals from 18 March. Travellers carrying diplomatic or official passports will be exempt.
  • From 23.59 20 March, the border between Cambodia and Vietnam will not allow any traffic via either land, sea or air.
  • According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, tourists holding Visa T and arriving in the Kingdom after 1 January will receive automatic visa extension.

Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency law was drafted on 31 March; it is currently being reviewed by the National Assembly. If enforced, the state of emergency may impose further entry restrictions, internal movement restrictions and amongst other measures.
  • All schools and tertiary institutions will be closed until further notice.
  • Large gatherings are banned.

Cameroon

International restrictions:

From 18 March

  • All international flights have been suspended.
  • All land and maritime borders have been closed.
  • Restrictions do not apply for cargo and to Cameroon nationals wishing to go back home.

Internal restrictions:

  • All schools, social venues closed. Foodstuffs and bars have to close by 18.00 (local time).
  • Gatherings of over 50 people are banned.
  • Unconfirmed local reports that inter-city travel is restricted from 24 March.
  • In Bafoussam (West region), weddings celebrations have been suspended until further notice.

Canada

International restrictions:

  • Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days).
  • The Canada-US border will be closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until 20 April. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout.
  • Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry.
  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and the Yukon Territories require all international and domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Quebec has instituted checkpoints to prevent non-essential travel into the province.
  • All international flights will be redirected to Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR), with the exception of flights from Caribbean nations, Mexico and the US.

Central African Republic

International restrictions:

  • From 26 March for a period of 15 days all foreigners will be denied entry in the country. Diplomats, NGOs workers and countries with no local transmission of COVID-19 are exempt.
  • From 26 March, Bangui Mpoko International Airport was closed for 15 days with the exception of humanitaria flights, cargo flights or authorised special and commercial flights.
  • The land border with Democratic Republic of Congo and Zongo border crossing remain closed until further notice. A humanitarian corridor remains opened at Zongo border crossing.
  • Authorities reserve the right to impose a 21-day self-quarantine for arriving travellers.

Internal restrictions:

  • Schools and universities closed for 15 days from 26 March.
  • Social venues, including bars, dance halls and cinemas closed for 15 days from 26 March.
  • Gatherings, including public demonstrations and mournings, of more than 15 people are prohibited.
  • Travel between Bangui and the rest of the country is prohibited.
  • Suspension of all border markets between CAR and Congo along Ubangi river until further notice.

Cayman Islands

Inbound Restrictions

  • Beginning 22 March, both international airports (Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Cayman Brac) will close to all international flights for three weeks.
  • Only returning residents will be allowed entry to the Cayman Islands.
  • Beginning 16 March all cruise ships are banned for 60 days.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • There is a ‘soft’ curfew, prohibiting all non-essential movement on the islands, in effect between 05.01 and 19.00 (local time) and a ‘hard’ curfew, where no movement can occur, from 19.01 until 05.00 until 20 April. The islands will be under a ‘hard’ curfew on Sundays, meaning all persons, except essential personnel, must remain at home.

Chad

International restrictions:

  • All borders closed and international flights suspended on 24 March.
  • N’djamena International Airport (NDJ), Abéché Airport (AEH), Faya-Largeau Airport (FYT), Moundou Airport (MQQ) and Sarh Airport (SRH) remain closed until 10 April.

Internal restrictions:

  • Beginning on 2 April, a two-week curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 is in place in Ndjamena and the provinces of Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mayo Kebbi Est and Mayo Kebbi Ouest.
  • Gatherings of more than 50 people are banned.
  • All social venues, schools, bars, restaurants closed after 24 March.
  • All fake news on social media will be prosecuted.
  • Buses and mini-buses (including within urban centres) are banned.

Chile

Inbound Restrictions:

  • Chile closed its borders (air, land and sea) to foreign travellers on 18 March. This will remain in effect for 14 days.
  • The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, although they will be asked upon returning to the country to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
  • All passengers arriving in Chile with final destination Chile must sign and present a health declaration outlining the countries they have been to in the past 30 days. These are handed out by the airline prior to arrival. Those who have been to affected countries will receive additional screening.
  • Each passenger is required to inform at the port of entry if he/she has been in China or a risk zone. If yes, Policía de Investigaciones (PDI) personnel will perform a brief examination of the passenger.

Outbound Restrictions

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • “President Sebastián Piñera announced a 90-day “state of catastrophe” to confront the growing outbreak in Chile, which came into effect on 19 March. The move gives the government extraordinary powers to restrict freedom of movement and assure food supply and basic services. The military is permitted to intervene and uphold order when necessary.”
  • As of 27 March, seven provinces in the country are under lockdown for one week.

China

Entry restrictions:

  • From 00.01 (local time) on 28 March, entry to mainland China will be suspended to all foreigners currently holding valid visas and residence permits. The suspension also affects visas including 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, port visas, 15-day visa exemption for foreigners on a group cruise tour entering through Shanghai port, Guangdong province’s 144-hour visa exemption for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, Guangxi’s 15-day visa exemption for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries. Exemptions are made for foreigners with courtesy, diplomatic or service visas, ‘C’ visa. Other foreigners intending to enter China for necessary economic, scientific and technology activity as well as emergency humanitarian needs should apply for visas at the nearest Chinese diplomatic representatives.
  • Mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations for all inbound international travellers in most cities and provinces. Nucleic acid testing is mandatory in major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
  • Many local governments require inbound travellers to inform their local company office and neighbourhood committee in advance about their travel plan.
  • The Civil Aviation Administration of China announced on 26 March the continued reduction in the number of international passenger flights. In Beijing, international flights are not landing directly at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), but are diverted first to other domestic airports in Dalian, Hohhot, Jinan, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai Pudong, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Xi’an and Zhengzhou for screening. Travellers will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated facility upon entry. After clearing the 14-day quarantine, if the traveller enters Beijing after the second day the traveller clears the quarantine, the traveller will have to undergo another 14-day quarantine either at home or a designated facility for 14 additional days. Jiangxi province has announced the suspension of all inbound and outbound international flights for 14 days starting from 26 March.
  • All travellers (including Hong Kong residents) arriving into the city would be placed under quarantine.
  • Travellers arriving in Hong Kong who meet one or more of the following criteria are not permitted to enter until at least 8 April:
    • All non-residents of Hong Kong.
    • Visited Hubei province in the previous 14 days.
    • Anyone who has visited mainland China within the previous 14 days and whose entry permit for Hong Kong (e.g. visa or other type of permit) is less than 14 days in duration.
    • This includes residents of mainland China, Taiwan (ROC) and Macau (China SAR) who have been overseas within the past 14 days.
    • Exemptions: Travellers holding a Hong Kong ID card are permitted to enter. Travellers from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan who have not travelled overseas within the past 14 days.
  • All travellers, including residents, with recent travel history in the past 14 days in mainland China are required to conduct a 14-day quarantine. From 25 March until at least 8 April, this 14-day mandatory quarantine extends to all travellers coming from Macao (China SAR) and Taiwan (China), including residents.
  • Most routes between Hong Kong and mainland China remain closed, leaving only Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), the Shenzhen Bay checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge open. However, only dual license plate vehicles are allowed to cross the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge; no public transport is available. The Kai Tak and Ocean cruise terminals are also closed.
  • Travel into Macao is not permitted for non-residents, with the exception of work permit (blue card) holders, non-residents registered with city’s authorities and residents from mainland China, Hong Kong or Taiwan.
  • Macao residents travelling from Hubei province in the past 14 days are required to present “a medical certificate of no infection from novel coronavirus” issued by a medical institution recognised by the Macao authorities.
  • Travellers to Macao who have been in Germany, France, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea or Spain in the 14 days prior to entry will undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated venue. Travellers who have been in Norway within the past 14 days must submit to a medical examination.
  • All foreign nationals are denied entry into Taiwan. Exceptions include Republic of China (ROC) citizens, diplomatic staff, permanent residents (APRC), Alien Residency Certificate (ARC) holders and business people with special permits. Travellers will not be allowed to transit through Taiwan until at least 30 April.
  • Travellers permitted to enter Taiwan will be subject to mandatory 14-day home quarantine.
  • From 31 March, Yunnan province has banned citizens from leaving the country by more than 30 land and river ports at the province’s borders with Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar.

Internal restrictions:

  • Outside Hubei, railway stations and airports have gradually resumed operations and most provinces have resumed their inter-provincial road passenger transportation. Restrictions on public transportation and private car movement have been lifted in most cities.
  • Domestic travellers who depart from areas outside Hubei and plan to stay in hotels in major cities (except for Beijing) are not subject to mandatory quarantine, but must comply with the local requirements of information registration and body temperature monitoring. For those who have residence in the destination city, they must confirm with the local residence committee about quarantine requirements as these still vary across the country. Beijing still requires all travellers from other provinces to be quarantined for 14 days.
  • A mobile application called ‘health code’ (or similar) with different colour code (typically green, yellow, red) is being used to indicate the level of movement clearance for individual users. A green code gives permission to freedom of movement while yellow or red may indicate that 7-14 days’ quarantine is required. As each province has different variations of the application, travellers will need to check the relevant application for their destination and register their information online to get the ‘health code’ before the trip.
  • Although such restrictions are easing, many provinces and cities still have in place community 'close-off' style management which means:
    • A reduction of exit/entry access to the community.
    • Access control of visitors and visiting vehicles: ID check/registration, temperature measurement at gate, delivery service is to be picked up at the gate of community etc.
    • If there are confirmed cases in a certain community, there might be a closure of certain units/areas for quarantine depending on the severity of the local outbreak.
  • Hubei province: Restrictions on outbound travel from Hubei province started to be lifted on 25 March with the exception of Wuhan, whose restrictions will be lifted on 8 April. Railway and passenger flights have started to gradually resume accordingly with the lifting of restrictions; however, international flights and flights to Beijing will remain suspended until further notice. Those who want to leave Hubei should confirm with their destination city on the local requirements. Most areas have started to resume intra-province passenger flights, trains, buses, ferries and city transportation, and Wuhan has also gradually started to resume public transportation in the city.
  • The ten land boundary control points between Hong Kong and mainland China have been closed. The authorities have suspended ferries and high-speed trains, as well as the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Intercity Through Train which is served by Hung Hom Station.
  • Individuals who have visited Hubei province in the 14 days before arriving in Hong Kong are barred from entering the city.
  • All travellers entering Hong Kong are required to complete and submit health declaration forms.
  • Visitors from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan are barred from entering Macao if they have visited a foreign country in the 14 days prior to arrival. If they visited Hong Kong or Taiwan in the previous 14 days, they may enter Macao but have to undergo 14 days of medical observations at a designated location. If they have not visited a foreign country, Hong Kong or Taiwan in the past 14 days, they will have to go through a 6-8-hour medical examination if they come from a region of high number of COVID-19 cases (Beijing, Chongqing, Guangdong, Henan, Shanghai or Zhejiang). Travellers who have been to Hubei province in the 14 days prior to arrival are required to present a medical certificate proving they are free from COVID-19.
  • Jia country (Henan province) has been placed under lockdown from 31 March. Outdoor movement is restricted for residents and non-essential businesses are suspended.

Colombia

International restrictions:

  • Border closure for all foreign travellers from 17 March to 30 May. Colombian nationals and residents will not be allowed to enter or depart the country by land or sea; any Colombian nationals able to enter the country by air will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return.
  • On 19 March, President Duque announced that all international flights to Colombia will be suspended for 30 days, beginning 23 March. All travellers, including Colombian citizens and permanent residents, will be barred entry during this time.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • A nationwide quarantine - in which all residents are asked to remain home except for essential purposes - is in effect until at least 13 April.
  • Individuals over the age of 70 are asked to remain at home until 31 May
  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to Colombia.

Comoros

International restrictions:

  • From 25 March, all travellers from countries with more than 10 recorded COVID-19 cases are banned from entering the Comoros. The Civil Aviation Authority also announced that all inbound and outbound commercial flights with Mayotte, Tanzania and Reunion are suspended. This does not apply to cargo and humanitarian flights.

Internal restrictions:

  • All social gatherings and events are cancelled/banned or severely restricted including for elections, community, weddings and funerals. Friday and collective prayers have been suspended too.
  • Schools and social venues have been closed until further notice.

Congo

International restrictions:

  • On 21 March authorities announced the closure of all land, air and sea borders and the suspension of all international flights. Cargo ships and flights are exempted from this measure.
  • All travellers should reportedly present a COVID-19 negative test, carried out by an approved institution, to apply for any type of visa. Further indication on entry requirements should be discussed with the country’s diplomatic representations prior travel.

Internal restrictions:

  • A state of national emergency began on 31 March. The new measures will last for 30 days and include a ban on internal travel (except essential movements), the closure of all non-essentiel shops, a country-wide lockdown and a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00.
  • All social gatherings and events are cancelled/banned.
  • Schools and social venues (including bars and places of worship) have been closed.

Democratic Republic of Congo

International restrictions:

  • President Tsishekedi on 24 March evening announced the closure of all air, land and maritime borders until further notice. Only cargo trucks/planes will be granted access.

Internal restrictions:

  • State of emergency has been declared on 24 March for a period of 30 days.
  • Since 24 March all flights and other types of transportation between Kinshasa and other urban centres has been banned, with exceptions for transportation of cargo.
  • On 2 April, Kinshasa’s governor announced that the capital’s Gombe district will be placed on lockdown between 6-20 April. Only five access points with security control remain open to access Gombe district.
  • All public gatherings in Kinshasa have been prohibited. Bars and restaurants are closed until further notice. Closure of schools and universities until at least 17 April.
  • Travellers entering Ituri province have to self quarantine for 14 days.
  • North Kivu province: Goma is placed on lockdown from 6 April for a period of 14 days. Main roads between Beni and Butembo will be closed off. Only markets selling essential supplies will be permitted to stay open during this period.
  • South Kivu province: All transport hubs (port and airport) and roads with neighbourhood provinces are closed in order to isolate the regional capital Bukavu until further notice. Only essential movements are allowed.
  • Lualaba province: nightly curfew between 22.00 to 05.00 will begin on 4 April.

Costa Rica

International restrictions:

  • Border closure for all foreign nationals and non-residents from 23:59 (local time) on 18 March until 13 April. The measures will not apply to Costa Rican nationals or residents, both of whom will be asked to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon returning from abroad.
  • Travellers will still be allowed to transit through Costa Rica’s airports while new restrictions are in effect.
  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Majority of the airlines that serve Costa Rica are suspending or limiting their flights
  • All national parks are closed
  • From 3-7 April, a curfew for vehicles is in place from 17.00 to 05.0. Vehicles will be allowed to transit during the day on a daily schedule according to license plate number. From 8-12 April, private vehicles will not be allowed to transit. Drivers that don’t comply will be fined.
  • All non-essential businesses providing in-person service must close until at least 12 April; food delivery services will continue.

Cook Islands

International restrictions:

  • As of 25 March, entry is barred for all travellers except for New Zealand passport and permanent residence holders, Australian citizens and permanent residents who normally live in New Zealand, Cook Islanders, permanent residents of the Cook Islands, Cook Islands work permit holders and Cook Island residents permit holders. Entry will be permitted for any immediate family of travellers included in the above exempted categories. All travellers allowed entry will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
  • Persons intending to travel to the Cook Islands who have been in the following countries in the 14 days prior to travel, will be denied entry into the Cook Islands. Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand or Vietnam
  • Incoming flights from Australia, French Polynesia and the United States of America are suspended. Travellers coming from the above countries will need to undergo self-quarantine in New Zealand for 14 days before departure for Cook Islands.
  • Foreign cruise ships are barred from entry.

Côte d'Ivoire

International restrictions:

  • From 24 March all air, land and sea passenger traffic is closed/banned.

Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency remains in force and nationwide curfew is in effect between 21.00 and 05.00 until further notice.
  • Abidjan has been isolated from the rest of the country since 30 March. Unauthorised internal travel between Abidjan and the interior of the country, as well as between other main urban centres, has been banned since 29 March. Travel within municipalities remains possible only for the transportation of essential goods (food, water, medicine, fuel), as well as for medical evacuations as of 2 April.
  • Authorities on 2 April have announced that the laissez passer permit for essential movements will not be released anymore, prohibiting all movements between cities, except for the above. From 7 April and for essential travel only, the demand of rendez-vous to a Centres de Gestion Intégrée (CGI) to obtain a laissez-passer permit must be done online 24 hours prior to setting out. The permit remains valid for 72 hours and outside of curfew times.
  • All educational institutions, entertainment places and large gatherings of over 100 people will be closed for a 30 day period.
  • All bars and maquis are closed from 23 March at 18.00 (local time) until further notice. Restaurants as well from 24 March.
  • ‘Progressive confinement’ has not been ruled out by the authorities.

Cyprus

International restrictions:

  • All international commercial flights have been suspended at least until 28 April although exceptions are applied to Cypriot citizens and those inbound planes aimed at the repatriation of foreigners currently in the country.
  • In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC citizens and their spouses and children - regardless of their nationality - are allowed to enter the territory.
  • All nationals are barred from entry for tourist purposes until further notice, exemption to be made for Cyprus residents, those working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation from the Cypriot government, have unavoidable professional obligations.

Internal restrictions:

  • A national lockdown will be enforced from 24 March to at least 13 April. All residents and citizens are required to stay home.
  • From 18:00 March 24 until April 13, all unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public.
  • Beginning 16 March, and for at least four weeks, all shops, malls, restaurants (delivery services will continue) bars, clubs, coffee shops, hairdressing and beauty salons, sports facilities, betting shops, museums, theme parks, movie theatres, libraries will close. Pharmacies, grocery stores, bakeries, gas stations, and kiosks will remain open but there are limits on the number of customers present at any one time. Supermarkets will exclusively serve people who belong to vulnerable groups of society, those 60 years and over and people with disabilities, until 10.00.
  • Schools in the Republic of Cyprus are closed until at least 10 April.
  • Hotels have suspended operations until at least 30 April.
  • Curfew announced on 30 March between 09.00 and 06.00 every night.
  • The new measures will be in force from 06.00, 31 March. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300.
  • The overnight curfew will apply to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A).
  • People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).
  • One of the measures under consideration is an ankle bracelet usually used for persons under house arrest so that their movements can be monitored.

Croatia

International restrictions:

  • Border crossings have been restricted at least until 18 April. Croatian citizens and residents will be allowed to return to Croatia. Return to countries of origin will be granted to nationals of the EU Member States (Member States of the Schengen Area and Schengen countries and their families), and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under EU directives, national law or are holding national long-stay visas. Until the end of 2020, UK citizens will be treated the same way as EU citizens.
  • All flights from Dubrovnik International Airport have been suspended. In parallel, Croatia Airlines is considerably reducing its network to only four routes from Zagreb due to increased limitations on freedom of movement. The national airline will maintain its flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and London Heathrow until at least 19 April.
  • Foreign travellers from Hubai province (China); Heinsberg district (Germany); Iran; Italy; and Cheongdo province or Daegu city (South Korea) will be isolated for 14 days in official government quarantine facilities (at the expense of the traveller). Returning Croatian citizens will be ordered to self-isolate.
  • All travellers who have travel history to Austria, Bahrain, China (apart from Hubei province), France, Germany (except Heinsberg district), Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea (apart from Cheongdo and Daegu), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the UK will be subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
  • Ferry services to and from Italy have been suspended.

Internal restrictions:

  • Ban on intercity travel starting on 23 March. Further details on the possible exceptions to this measure have not yet been announced.
  • People are not allowed to leave their place of residence as of 23 March. Does not apply for essential movement.
  • All gatherings of over 5 people are banned, most public venues are closed.

Cuba

International restrictions:

  • All borders will be closed from 24 March to 24 April. Only Cuban citizens and permanent residents will be permitted entrance and must undergo 14 days of quarantine.
  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Internal restrictions:

  • Local governments have been implementing lockdown measures thus far on a locality-by-locality basis. For example, Camilo Cienfuegos (Pinar del Rio province) and the El Carmelo section of the capital Havana have been placed on lockdown, with entry and exit from the areas prohibited until further notice.

Curacao

International restrictions:

  • Travellers who have been to China (including Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan), Iran, Singapore, South Korea, as well as the provinces Lombardy, Veneto, Emiglia, Romagna, Peimonte, Aosta-vallei, Trentino-South Tirol, Friuli-Julisch-Venice, and Liguria in Northern Italy in the past 14 days or have had contact with an infected person are banned from travelling to the country.
  • Passengers and airline crew who have recently travelled to areas with sustained transmission of COVID-19 will be evaluated for signs of possible symptoms. Following this evaluation, they may be either be subject to further screening by the Department of Public Health or provided with information on protocols they should follow if they begin exhibiting symptoms.
  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Authorities have placed an indefinite ban on flights from Europe.

Czech Republic

International restrictions:

  • Border closures extended until at least 24 April.
  • All foreigners are banned from entering the country, except for foreigners with permanent or temporary (over 90 day-long) residency permits.
  • Czech citizens are barred from leaving the country until the state of emergency ends, foreign nationals with residency permits are allowed to leave, but wouldn’t be allowed to re-enter until the end of the state of emergency. The only exceptions are lorry drivers, pilots and anyone who works within 31 miles (50km) of the Czech border, for example in Germany and Austria.
  • The Czech Republic has closed its visa application centres in China until further notice. All flights from/to Korea and direct flights from China have been banned for an undefined period. Flights from the Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto have been temporarily suspended.

Internal restrictions:

  • A 30-day state of emergency has been declared.
  • A nationwide quarantine has been extended to 06.00, 11 April (local time).
  • Residents can leave their homes only to purchase food, go to work, buy necessary items, to visit family members and to attend doctor’s visits. Public transport will remain in operation. From 19 March, all individuals in Prague outside of their home MUST cover their mouth and nose with either a prospective medical mask, self-made mask or scarf.
  • Schools and universities have been suspended and all events hosting more than 100 people banned from 11 March.
  • Public gatherings of more than two people are prohibited.

Denmark

International restrictions:

  • Denmark closed its borders on 14 March. Citizens, EU nationals with a Danish social security card, and third country nationals with Danish residency permits will still be allowed to enter. Non-residents of other nationalities will need a valid reason to travel to Denmark to be allowed in.
  • The restrictions do not apply for passengers in transit or with connecting flights, and who can provide/present a valid ticket for their next destination which must be non-domestic. Swedish passengers are allowed to arrive in CPH if they are going straight to Sweden via train or car.
  • The border closures will impact a significant number of train, air and ferry routes. Only transport of goods into Denmark will continue.
  • Only three land ports between Denmark and Germany will remain operational : Frøslev, Kruså and Sæd.

Internal restrictions:

  • Nationwide lockdown extended until 13 April.
  • Indoor events with 100 or more participants will be banned as part of new measures being introduced from 16 March.
  • Kindergartens, schools, universities, bars, libraries, gyms, hairdressers and other services will be closed until 13 April.
  • Suspension of all commercial internal flights, effective on 20 March.
  • Closure of most ferry services in Greenland.
  • The Greenland government announced that entering/leaving the capital Nuuk will be banned until at least 8 April.

Djibouti

International restrictions:

  • All international travel in and out of Djibouti is suspended, including humanitarian flights. Cargo movements are permitted.
  • Railway and boat travel is also suspended.
  • Those who arrived in Djibouti in the past 14 days to be tested for COVID-19 and stay home for a period of 14 days.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • On March 23, a seven-day lockdown was announced under which all public and private entities are closed for a week and staff must stay at home on paid leave. Essential services are exempt (food markets, pharmacies, banks and gas stations). The lockdown was extended on 25 March for an additional seven days, for a total of fourteen.
  • Internal transport is subject to restrictions, including passenger limitations and additional sanitisation practices.
  • Schools were closed for two weeks starting 19 March.
  • Mosques, sporting events, bars, and night clubs have been closed.
  • Passengers buses and trains will be limited.

Dominica

International restrictions:

  • As of 26 March, Douglas Charles Airport is closed effectively restricting all entry into the country.
  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Internal restrictions:

  • A nightly curfew is in place from 18.00 to 06.00 and a weekend curfew is in place from 18.00 on Friday until 06.00 on Monday.

Dominican Republic

Inbound restrictions:

  • Borders are closed to foreign visitors until at least 12 April.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, though commercial flights have been suspended.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Curfew 17.00-06.00 (local time) until at least 18 April.
  • Non-essential businesses have been closed, and residents are urged to remain in their homes except for essential purposes.

East Timor

International restrictions:

  • Temporary border closure with Indonesia from 19 March until 19 May.
  • Entry ban for all foreign nationals, except foreigners born in East Timor, resident citizens, and legal representatives of Timorese minors. Foreigners working on oil platforms in the Timor Sea are exempted as well.
  • All persons entering the country are required to be quarantined for at least 14 days. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 will have to undergo a COVID-19 diagnostic examination.
  • Cruise ships are not allowed to enter East Timor.

Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency has been imposed on the entire national territory from 28 March until 26 April.
  • Lockdown in the country until at least 19 April. Face-to-face school activities are suspended. Education and vocational training establishments are closed. Meetings or demonstrations involving more than five people and any social, cultural, religious celebrations and sporting events are prohibited. Collective passenger transport suspended.

Ecuador

Inbound restrictions:

  • On 2 April, the government extended entry restrictions until at least 30 April. Air, land and sea borders are closed. Entry is prohibited to all travellers, including Ecuadorian nationals and residents.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Domestic flights and interstate travel are suspended.
  • Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate; prohibited during weekends.
  • Public gatherings and events are suspended until the end of May.

Egypt

International restrictions:

  • International passenger flights have been suspended from 19 March to 15 April. Cargo flights and domestic flights are unaffected.
  • Anecdotal evidence suggests that all travellers from China will be quarantined for 14 days
  • Egypt has banned Qataris from entering the country after Qatar banned Egyptian citizens from entering the Gulf state.
  • EgyptAir has suspended its daily flights to Kuwait starting from 7 March in response to Kuwait suspending flights for one week; flights to Khartoum (Sudan) are suspended from 13 March until further notice
  • People who have been in Bahrain, China (Hong Kong and Macao SARs), France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, Spain, Thailand, or Vietnam will be screened upon arrival, and followed up with for a period of 14 days.
  • All returning citizens have to sign an acknowledgement agreeing to go through mandatory quarantine before allowed to board flights home. They will be quarantined in hotels at their own costs for 28 days but don’t need to pay for medical charges.

Internal restrictions:

  • A night-time curfew is in place from 19.00 until 06.00 (local time) from 25 March until at least 8 April. All public transport will be closed during the curfew.

El Salvador

Inbound restrictions:

  • All foreign nationals will be barred entry to the country from 11 March for 30 days. Permanent residents and accredited diplomats will be exempt from this travel ban.
  • El Salvadorian nationals and diplomats arriving from Asia, Europe or the US will undergo a mandatory quarantine on a military base for 30 days.
  • Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador has installed thermal imaging cameras to detect travellers’ temperatures.
  • El Salvador International Airport Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez (SAL) closed on 17 March and will remain closed to passenger aircraft until 19 April. The airport will continue to allow humanitarian and cargo flights to enter and depart.
  • Persons transiting through the country are still permitted.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country however as indicated above, the country’s sole international airport closed until 2 April

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to El Salvador
  • On 11 March, The Salvadoran government announced a 30-day national quarantine.
  • All schools and universities have been suspended for 21 days; gatherings exceeding 500 people are prohibited for the same 21 day period.
  • Soldiers have been deployed to 142 non-official entry points to El Salvador, anyone attempting to enter will be imprisoned.

Estonia

International restrictions:

  • Estonia is reintroducing border controls with all neighbouring countries from 17 March. The only travellers that will be allowed to enter will be: citizens of Estonia, holders of an Estonian residency permit or right of residence, including so-called grey passport holders, as well as foreign citizens whose family members live in Estonia. Foreigners will be allowed to transit Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19. No exit ban will be imposed.

Internal restrictions:

  • State of emergency in place until 1 May.
  • All public gatherings will be banned until 1 May.
  • Schools and Universities will be closed from 16 March until further notice.
  • Museums, movie theatres, shopping centres will remain closed until 1 May.
  • A two-meter distance should be kept between people in public places.
  • Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited; the ban does not apply to people living in the same household

Eswatini

  • Foreign nationals from high-risk countries will not be allowed to enter Eswatini until further notice. Visas already issued are revoked as of 20 March.
  • A partial lockdown is effective from 27 March. Unnecessary travel within cities, towns, communities and beyond, except for instances of providing or acquiring essential services such as healthcare, food, or banking services are halted. All gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited, those with fewer than 20 people should observe proper hygiene standards and social distancing of one-two metres. Businesses have been told to allow employees to work from home. Essential businesses are allowed to operate but non-essential businesses are advised to reduce the number of staff working in the premises.

European Union/Schengen Area

International restrictions:

  • On 17 March, he European Union announced an IMMEDIATE SEALING of the borders for at least 30 days of the 26 Schengen Area countries, 22 of which are in the EU.
    • The ban will affect all non-EU nationals except long-term residents, family members of EU nationals and diplomats, cross-border and healthcare workers, and people transporting goods.
    • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland UK citizens will be unaffected.
    • The Ireland/Northern Ireland border is not affected.
    • Internal travel within the EU remains based upon each countries’ respective restrictions.

Equatorial Guinea

International restrictions:

  • All travellers from China will be quarantined for 14 days.
  • All international inbound and outbound commercial flights have been suspended from 15 March, with the exception of cargo transport flights and the weekly flight for international carriers. All maritime and air land borders are closed with the exception of ships with commercial merchandise, work materials and equipment. Internal flights are operational.
  • Cronos Airlines has suspended all domestic flights, effective immediately.

Internal restrictions:

  • State of alarm declared on 21 March.
  • Movement within the country has been restricted to essential reasons only. The use of masks when outside has been made compulsory.
  • All gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited until further notice.
  • On 30 March, additional measures were announced for the mainland:
    • Lockdown implemented for all districts for 14 days as of 2 April,
    • Additional sanitary measures have been implemented at border crossings of Ebebiying, Mocomiseng and Rio Campo.

Eritrea

International restrictions:

  • Asmara International Airport was closed as of 00.00 (local time) on 26 March. Land borders are also closed.

Internal restrictions:

  • Schools and universities are closed until further notice.
  • Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than 10 people have been banned.
  • Authorities have announced a 21-day lockdown.
  • All citizens are required to stay at home except for grocery shopping and emergency medical care. Government services are no longer providing routine services. Non-essential businesses are closed; essential businesses close at 20.00. Public transportation has stopped services until further notice and private cars are banned from the road. The government has announced it will impose “punitive measures” against citizens and institutions that violate these guidelines.
  • Visit the Eritrean government website (shabait.com) for updated information.

Ethiopia

International restrictions:

  • All entrants from Wuhan will be quarantined.
  • All large public gatherings and sporting events have been suspended until at least 29 March. Schools will also remain closed in this time period.
  • Ethiopian airlines has suspended travel to an additional 80 countries from 29 March. Previously, flights to 30 countries had been suspended. Domestic flights and cargo flights are still operational.
  • All incoming travellers are subject to a 14-day quarantine at designated hotels at their own cost.
  • All incoming travellers after 00:10, 23 March will undergo a mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at the passenger expense.
    • Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective embassies.
    • The 14-day quarantine does not apply to transit passengers.
    • Transit passengers holding connecting flight bookings will stay at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel until their connecting flight.
  • All land borders have been closed however, essential goods are not restricted.
  • Within the Tigray region, a 15-day emergency rule has been imposed since 26 March: inter- state long travel is banned, as well as weddings and other festivities which could lead to large gatherings. Markets, night clubs, bars and khat places are also closed.
  • In Harari region, gatherings and meetings are banned; night clubs, bars, and other recreational centres that attract large crowds are shut.
  • The Afar, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, Harari, Oromia, Somali, and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s region state governments have banned cross-country public transportation through their regions and personally-owned vehicles are restricted to three passengers. Travellers should expect checkpoints during travel for COVID-19 related screenings.

Fiji

International restrictions:

  • Nadi Airport will be officially shut down to all scheduled passenger travel from 27 March. Three flights bringing Fijian nationals home will be allowed and passengers will be required to quarantine.
  • Transit through Fiji is banned until further notice.
  • From 29 March, all passenger travel to the outer islands will cease.
  • All foreign nationals who have visited or transited through mainland China, Iran, South Korea, United States and all of Europe including the United Kingdoms within 14 days prior to arrival will be denied entry. Starting 16 March, all cruise ships are banned from entering the country. Returning nationals are required to undergo a self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • From 30 March, national carrier Fiji Airways has suspended all domestic flights; only Fiji Link flights will be operating at reduced frequency between Nadi and Suva. The airline is exploring flights between Nadi, Sydney and Brisbane. Fijian and Australian nationals wishing to return can indicate interest to the airline. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has stated that it is currently working with Fiji Airways to repatriate stranded foreigners.
  • Cruise ships are barred from entry.

Internal restrictions:

  • New curfew hours have been in place since 3 April. The new nationwide curfew will operate from 20.00 to 05.00.
  • The capital Suva will be placed under a two-week lockdown from 3 April. All non-essential movement of people outside of their residences is banned and non-essential businesses are closed until further notice.
  • Greater Lautoka Area (Western division) is placed under lockdown, extended until at least 7 April, where non-essential travel in and out of the area is prohibited. Schools and non-essential businesses will be closed until further notice. Essential businesses and services such as banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, emergency services, telecommunications remain open.
  • Gatherings of more than 20 people are banned.

Finland

International restrictions:

  • From 19 March air travel is suspended, although foreign nationals are allowed to leave the country. Returning Finnish nationals and residents are required to remain in quarantine for 14 days. All land, sea and air borders have now been closed. Cargo traffic is not impacted by the restrictions. EU citizens and EU residents will be allowed to return to their home country via Finland.
  • Entry to Finland as of 22 March:
  • Finnish nationals and their family members, nationals of other EU and Schengen member countries who are residing in Finland with their family members, third country nationals with a Finnish residence permit
  • Transit is allowed for EU and Schengen nationals, third country nationals residing in another EU or Schengen country with a residence permit
  • Exempt of the ban are: health care and emergency professionals, diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers, commercial and transport personnel, cross border employees with Norway and Sweden with permanent work contract

Internal restrictions:

  • A state of Emergency is valid until 13 May (it was expended on 30 March by authorities. Containment measures were initially planned until 13 April).
  • Uusimaa region will be sealed off from 27 March until 19 April to prevent further spread of the virus to other parts of the country. Exceptions will be made for people wanting to return to their place of residence, for work-related reasons, and for the transport of goods. Movement within Uusimaa is still possible.
  • The authorities have banned any gathering of more than 10 people. Travellers arriving into the country are advised to stay away from work, school or day-care for 14 days.

France















International restrictions:

  • French citizens, permanent residents and nationals of the EU/ Schengen area and the UK are authorised to enter the country in order to reach their home.
  • Land border checks have been put into place until 30 October 2020. Filling in an INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CERTIFICATE TO MAINLAND FRANCE is compulsory and can be downloaded in French or English here.

Internal restrictions:

  • France has entered a level three emergency (on a three-tier scale) allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of the virus. Only essential travel is now allowed across the country. The authorities on 27 March announced that the measure will be extended for another two-week period, until at least 15 April. Violations of these rules can result in fines. Individuals planning on travelling will need to provide a mandatory certificate to justify any movement available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats.
  • In the Alpes-Maritimes province, a nightly curfew is in place between 23.00 and 05.00 (local time) until at least 15 April. The measure does not apply to key workers and those who need to seek medical care.
  • Additional curfews were also announced in other cities. Including in Béziers and Montpellier (both Occitanie region), in Arras (Hauts-de-France region) all from 21 March, from 22.00 to 05.00. In Charleville-Mezieres (Grand Est region) from 21 march from 22.00 to 06.00. In Perpignan (Occitanie region) from 21 march from 20.00 to 06.00.
  • From 24 March onwards, outings to get some fresh air or to run should be done alone, and be limited to a radius of one kilometre from one’s accommodation, lasting one hour maximum, once a day. Open markets will be closed, unless there is an exception.
  • While most major airports remain open, several terminals have been closed. Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) has announced a suspension of all commercial flights from 26 March until further notice. Paris Orly Airport (ORY) closed on 31 March until further notice.
  • The government has announced that inter-city plane, train and coach services will be gradually reduced from 15 March.
  • Flights to the overseas departments and regions of Guadeloupe, Guyane, La Réunion, Martinique and Mayotte, Saint Barthelemy and San Martin have been reduced until 15 April.
  • Travellers arriving in La Reunion will be forced to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
  • Additionally, no cruise ships/passenger ships of over 100 people are allowed into the territorial waters of the French islands.

French Guiana

International restrictions:

  • As of 20 March, only French nationals and residents will be authorised to enter - (see France section).
  • Felix Eboué airport in Cayenne remains open. All flights have been suspended, except flights between Paris (only Charles de Gaulle airport) and Cayenne, which have been reduced to two or three per week.

Internal restrictions:

  • Since 24 March, a curfew from 21.00 to 05.00 has been implemented.
  • Only essential movements are allowed with a certificate valid for each trip. From 24 March onwards, outings to get some fresh air or to run should be done alone, and be limited to a radius of one kilometre from one’s home, lasting one hour maximum, once a day. All non-essential movements are subject to a fine of 135 euros.
  • Only essential shops will remain open. Food shops have to close at 20.30.

French Polynesia

International restrictions:

  • As of 20 March, non-residents will be denied entry until further notice.
  • Following the suspension of flights by Air Tahiti Nui from 29 March to 29 April, as well as other suspension by Air France, French Bee, Air New Zealand and United Airlines, commercial air routes out of Tahiti will not be viable until these suspensions are lifted.
  • All travellers who have been in Cambodia, mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions), Japan, South Korea, Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Vietnam must have a medical certificate. The medical certificate must be dated from a maximum 5 days prior to their arrival and must describe the passenger's health condition.
  • Starting 9 March, all passengers arriving in or transiting via French Polynesia, regardless of departure location must present a medical certificate as per above conditions. This mandatory measure will be in place until 31 March until further notice.

Internal restrictions:

  • Non-essential movement outside of residences is prohibited until further notice. Those leaving their residences for essential purposes such as food shopping, medical services and essential work, must carry a certificate valid for each trip.
  • All non-essential businesses are closed until further notice.
  • All private and public events are prohibited.
  • From 28 March, a curfew from 20.00 to 5.00 will be enforced until 15 April.
  • Domestic flights have been suspended as of 22 March.
  • Ferry passengers between Tahiti and Moorea must show they are using the ferry either for work, health issues or an urgent family matter.

Gabon

International restrictions:

  • Travellers from affected areas such as China, the EU, South Korea and the US are banned, except local nationals and residents.
  • Gabonese citizens can enter the country and will be subject to immediate mandatory quarantine.
  • All land, sea and air borders are closed until further notice, exception for freight and emergencies.

Internal restrictions:

  • Schools and universities are closed until further notice.
  • Bars and nightclubs as well as markets and shops, except food ones and pharmacies, should remain closed until further notice.
  • All gatherings of more than 10 people are not authorised, this includes cultural and sport-related events.
  • All internal movements are prohibited, except for essential authorized movements.
  • Countrywide curfew between 19.30 and 06.00 from 22 March until further notice

Gambia

International restrictions:

  • Authorities announced they will close land borders with Senegal and will suspend all flights from 00.01, 23 March. Cargo and medical flights are exempt from this measure.
  • All travellers originating from a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases will have to undergo self-quarantine for 14 days.

Internal restrictions:

  • All public gatherings, including international and local conferences, have been suspended. All schools and universities as well as entertainment venues have been closed. The measures will stay in place at least until 7 April.

Ghana

International restrictions:

  • International travel via land, air and sea has been suspended since 23 March until at least 19 April due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The measure does not apply to the transportation of goods, supplies and cargo to Ghana.
  • Travel to Ghana is not recommended until further notice as advised by the Ghanaian government itself.
  • The government announced a two-week extension of its border closure, effective from 00.00 on 5 April.

Internal restrictions:

  • Internal restrictions limiting movement in the Greater Accra region (including the capital Accra) and Greater Kumasi (Ashanti region) will remain in place until at least 13 April.The full list of municipalities affected by the restrictions can be found here. Residents will be allowed to leave their homes to buy food and essentials. Some workers (including administrative staff, those involved in the production and marketing of foods and in healthcare services) are exempt from the ban.
  • Suspension of all public gatherings, both private and business (including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events, religious activities) and closure of schools since 16 March.
  • All schools are to remain closed until further notice.
  • Beaches are closed and will be patrolled by police to enforce restrictions.

Georgia

International restrictions:

  • All commercial flights, both inbound and outbound, are indefinitely suspended until further notice. Exceptions will be made under government mandate through the flag carrier Georgian Airways; several repatriation flights will be conducted.
  • Starting from 16 March, the land movement of citizens between Georgia and Russia is temporarily suspended, with the exception for Georgian and Russian citizens who wish to return home as well as freight traffic.
  • Batumi International Airport (BUS) and David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport (KUT) have been closed until further notice.
  • Starting from 15 March, movement of citizens via Sarp border crossing between Georgia and Turkey is temporarily suspended for all nationalities.
  • The movement of citizens between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia is suspended at least until 24 March; border closure between Azerbaijan and Georgia is extended until 20 April.
  • Georgian citizens will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine when they come back from Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Norway, South Korea, Spain or Switzerland.
  • The authorities have announced a number of internal restrictions; all public transportation - excluding private taxis - within and between cities is suspended, the number of passengers in cars and taxis is limited to three, and gatherings of more than three people are banned.
  • A curfew will be in effect from 31 March between 21.00 and 06.00.

Abkhazia:

  • From 27 March-7 April: tourists are banned from entry, recreational establishments are closed, and there is a ban on public transport (except taxis), food establishments and open markets.
  • A state of emergency has been declared. There are restrictions on vehicle movements; the status of the Abkhaz-Russia border is not clear.

South Ossetia

  • Measures have been imposed until 12 April, including the banning of public events and closure of non-essential private businesses. Exceptions include restaurants operating on a delivery-only basis and stores selling food, medicines and essential items; foreigners who originate from ‘at-risk’ countries are required to register with authorities and self-isolate.

Germany

International restrictions:

  • Since 16 March, the number of land, air and sea border crossing points with Austria, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland has been limited and border controls have been introduced at the remaining crossing points to those countries. Additionally, the same controls are implemented for flights arriving from Italy and Spain. No restrictions for entry from Belgium or the Netherlands. At present the border controls are in place until 14 April.
  • Only German citizens, residents and long-term visa holders, commuters (there is a form to download and fill in), goods traffic and essential medical travel can proceed at those checkpoints. Additionally, EU citizens and third-country nationals may transit through Germany to their home country or place of residence if they can demonstrate with a ticket that their journey will continue outside of Germany.
  • Until at least 17 April, entry to Germany is limited for travellers arriving via air or sea traffic from outside the EU. Entry is permitted for German citizens and residents. Furthermore, citizens of EU and Schengen area countries and their family members as well as third country nationals with residence permits or long term visas for EU or Schengen countries may enter for transiting to their place of residence.
  • Travellers with COVID-19 related symptoms are referred to the local health authorities, who may require medical screenings or quarantine measures.
  • Flag carrier Lufthansa is operating a revised flight schedule until 3 May, with a total of 18 long-haul flights per week to Bangkok, Chicago, Montreal, Newark, Sao Paulo and Tokyo from its Frankfurt hub. Around 50 daily flights will run from Frankfurt and Munich to other domestic and European airports, in addition to a number of relief flights to assist German nationals abroad to return to their country.
  • Flights with suspected COVID-19 cases aboard will be diverted to the capital Berlin's Tegel (TXL) and Schonefeld (SXF, Brandenburg state) airports or to Dusseldorf (DUS, North Rhine-Westphalia state), Frankfurt (FRA, Hesse state), Hamburg (HAM, Hamburg state) or Munich (MUC, Bavaria state) airports, where medical teams have been posted.

Internal restrictions:

  • For those in-country, Angela Merkel announced on 16 March that non-essential businesses and shops will shut down, while all gatherings are prohibited and holiday travel will be halted. Only overnight stays will be permitted for work-related travel.
  • The authorities on 22 March announced a ban on gatherings of more than two people outside work and the home, except for members of the same household. This ban was extended until 19 April.
  • The authorities in Baden Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg West Pomerania, Saarland, Saxony, and Saxony-Anhalt further implement restrictions on non-essential movements. People are only allowed to leave their homes for essential purposes, such as work-related reasons, physical exercise, health reasons or to purchase essential supplies, such as food and medicine.

Gibraltar

  • There are still no restrictions or ban to travel from/to Gibraltar. Airport operations remain functional. However, local authorities have advised to avoid crossing La Verja – La Linea de la Concepcion (Cadiz, mainland Spain) by foot or vehicle due to the state of emergency currently in place in Spain.
  • On 22 March Gibraltar government announced a lockdown starting from 00.01 on 24 March. Only essential services will remain open. Residents can exit their accommodation for essential reasons, including reaching their workplace and exercise. Further guidelines are expected to be released on 23 March.
  • All public activities have been closed as well as bars and restaurants (home-delivery remains an option). Schools remain open. Adults over 70 years old have been advised to minimise movements.

Greece

International restrictions:

  • All travellers will be subject to a 14 day quarantine upon arrival in the country. In addition, all shops (including malls, bars, cafes and restaurants as well as museums, sport venues and all archaeological sites), except supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, gas stations and food deliveries will be closed from Wednesday 18 March. Schools, universities and other educational facilities are closed nationwide.
  • Greece’s borders and ferry services with Albania, Italy and North Macedonia are closed with the exception of trade and persons of Greek nationality or those resident in Greece. Aegean Airlines announced on 23 March that they will suspend all international flights between 26 March and 30 April.
  • Greece has prohibited the docking of cruise ships and international sailboats in Greek ports.
  • All flights to/from Italy and Spain suspended.

Internal restrictions:

  • The nationwide lockdown has been extended from 6 April until 27 April. People are only allowed to go out for essential work, health reasons, short walks or to acquire essential supplies. They must carry ID, and the reason for their movements has to be confirmed by their employer or by themselves. Those found violating the rules will receive a 150 euro on-the-spot fine.
  • The islands of Mykonos & Santorini will be under curfew from 6 April until 20 April. Restrictions on movement from 20.00 until 08.00.
  • From 21 March only local residents will be allowed to board ferries to the islands. Ships carrying essential provisions will be exempt from the ban. Pleasure boats out at sea will also have to dock permanently.
  • Fines of up to 5000 Euros can be imposed for violating restrictions.
  • Aegean islands/Lesbos island: Additional restrictions remain in place until further notice in migrants’ camps on the Greek islands. No volunteers will be allowed in the camps, and school classes for migrant children have been suspended. Entry will be allowed only to staff and there will be a compulsory temperature check for new arrivals. For regular updates, the ministry will post updates and instructions for/to the five island camps’ residents twice a day in Arabic, Farsi, English, French and Greek.
  • Migrant camps in Ritsona on 2 April and in Malakasa on 5 April have been placed under full sanitary isolation for 14 days. No one is allowed to leave or enter the camp. Additional security forces have been deployed.

Grenada

Inbound restrictions:

  • On 23 March, Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) and Lauriston Airport (CRU) will be closed to commercial flights until further notice.
  • All foreign travellers, with the exception of nationals, who have been in China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea, the UK and the US in the 14 days prior to arrival will not be allowed to enter.
  • Nationals and residents arriving from the mentioned locations as well as all travellers arriving from other destinations will be subjected to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
  • Chinese nationals are not allowed to enter.
  • Travellers can expect thermal screening at air and seaports; further screening will ensue for those with elevated temperatures. Passengers are required to complete a health declaration.

Outbound restrictions:

  • Cruise ships will be barred from departing until further notice.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Delta airlines has cancelled its flight route from Grenada to Atlanta (United States)
  • Yachts and small vessels will be screened.

Guadeloupe

International restrictions:

  • The government has increased screening procedures and sanitary control measures at airports.
  • Those who have travelled to areas of high infection rate are asked to self-monitor, wear masks, and reduce non-essential travel for 14 days. Those who believe they may be infected should dial 15 for assistance.
  • US citizens who are attempting to return to the US from the Eastern Caribbean should complete the provided form for each person wishing to return to the US.

Guam

International restrictions:

  • All foreigners who have been in China (except Hong Kong and Macau), Iran or Europe will be denied entry. US citizens and permanent residents can enter but will be subject to 14-day quarantine.
  • From 31 March, all incoming passengers, including those in transit who do not hold a document recognised and certified by DPHSS (Guam Department of Social Health and Services) which confirms they are not infected with COVID-19 are subject to 14-day mandatory quarantine at a designated government facility. The date of the test must be not more than 72 hours before the date of arrival. For passengers who have been in a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases for more than one week, failure to do the above will result in being barred entry. This does not apply to residents of Guam.

Internal restrictions:

  • Non-essential government offices, businesses and services are closed. Schools, public parks and beaches are closed. All public gatherings are prohibited. These restrictions are in place until at least 13 April.

Guatemala

Inbound restrictions:

  • Border closure for all foreign travellers from 17 March until 12 April. Guatemalan nationals and residents and accredited diplomats will be permitted entry via land crossing only; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine.
  • All citizens of Canada, China, Costa Rica, Europe, Honduras, Iran, Mexico, North Korea, Panama, South Korea and the US will be denied entry. Which countries in Europe are included in the restriction have not been announced.
  • Travellers arriving from Italy may be quarantined for 14 days.
  • Citizens will be interviewed, evaluated, and transferred to isolation, if required.
  • Guatemalan citizens arriving from Europe will be quarantined for seven days at Villa Nueva hospital in the capital if presenting symptoms, or required to self-quarantine for the same period of time if asymptomatic. European citizens will be denied entry as of 12 March.
  • Guatemalan nationals, residents and diplomats will still be permitted to enter the country via land crossings, but will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Internal Restrictions:

  • Stores, including supermarkets, will be closed during these hours, and the sale and consumption of alcohol will be prohibited from 15.00-04.00. President Alejandro Giammattei has urged all residents to remain in their domicile during these hours, except for essential purposes.
  • All arrival flights were suspended at 23.59 on 16 March.
  • From 5 to 12 April, non-essential interdepartmental travel is banned to minimise the potential spread of COVID-19 during the Easter holiday.

Guinea-Bissau

International restrictions:

  • On 18 of March, authorities announced the closure of the country’s air, land and maritime borders until further notice.

Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency was declared by the authorities on 28 March for 15 days: movements are restricted to essential ones, while citizens are asked to stay at home.
  • Schools, restaurants/bars and non-essential shops are closed until further notice. Circulation and trade of goods are only restricted from 07.00 to 11.00.
  • Public transport countrywide has been suspended.

Guinea

International restrictions:

  • President Alpha Conde on 26 March declared a state of emergency; all inbound travel and non-essential outbound travel to countries with more than 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with the exception of freight, have been suspended for at least a month starting 26 March.
  • Cargo and humanitarian flights will continue to operate normally.

Internal restrictions:

  • From 30 March, exit from the capital Conakry has been prohibited. Access to the city is not affected.
  • Non-essential facilities, such as places of worship and schools, have been closed for at least two weeks since 26 March, while gatherings of more than 20 people have been banned and public transport in the Capital Conakry reduced. This triggered a strike in the public transport network to denounce this decision.
  • A night curfew is in place since 31 March nationwide, effective from 21.00 until 05.00. All internal travel is prohibited except under exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the Health Ministry.

Guyana

Inbound restrictions:

  • The country’s airports closed to international flights on 18 March and will remain closed until 1 May. The land and sea borders at this time remain open.
  • Travellers coming from Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Italy, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Panama, Singapore, South Korea, St Vincent, Thailand and the US should anticipate increased screenings upon arrival. There is also a possibility that these individuals would be denied entry into the country, according to government officials.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • The US Embassy has posted instructions for US citizens wishing to return to the US.

Internal Restrictions:

  • A curfew is in effect between 18.00 and 06.00 (local time) until 3 May; all non-essential businesses are closed, barring hospitals, healthcare and medical facilities.
  • In the capital Georgetown gatherings exceeding give persons are prohibited.

Haiti

Inbound restrictions:

  • The government announced that at 23:59 (local time) on 16 March its border with Dominican Republic will be closed to all travellers, with the exemption of trade.
  • Furthermore, all arrival and departure flights between Haiti and Dominican Republic, Canada, Latin America and Europe will be suspended for 14 days.
  • Flights between Haiti and the United States will continue, however, travellers from the US will need to have an official document stating negative test results for COVID-19 upon flight boarding.
  • Foreign nationals who have been in countries the government identifies as COVID-19 ‘red zone’ countries in the previous 14 days will be denied entry. These currently include China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy and South Korea.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to Haiti.
  • Authorities have introduced a nationwide curfew from 20.00 (all times local) to 05.00.

Honduras

Inbound restrictions:

  • Honduras’ borders remained closed to foreign visitors until further notice.
  • Honduran nationals and residents and accredited diplomatic personnel will still be permitted to enter the country; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Travellers arriving to Honduras on cruise ships will be able to use the ports, but will not be allowed to disembark.
  • Travellers with suspected cases or those who have been in contact with a confirmed case will be placed in quarantine for 14 days in a medical centre; all other travellers will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Travellers arriving from highly affected countries will be required to provide precise trip details regarding the countries they visited and transited through in the last 30 days.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • A nationwide curfew is in effect until at least 12 April. Residents are under curfew except from 09.00-15.00 (local time) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, when essential shopping is permitted. Personnel for essential services are exempt from the curfew, but must carry documentation.
  • All establishments excluding markets, grocery stores, hotels, fuel stations, private banks, hospitals and other medical facilities have been ordered to close and restrictions have been placed on public gatherings.
  • Restrictions on road travel have been put in place.
  • Access to the cities of Tegucigalpa, MDC, San Pedro Sula, Choluteca and La Ceiba will continue to be closed to prevent people from entering or leaving the city indefinitely.
  • USCs can contact 504Assist, free travel insurance provided by Honduran government: +504 2276 3780, they have bilingual operators and can potentially help stranded US Citizens - info from osac.gov

Hungary

International restrictions:

  • From 17 March, all foreign citizens are barred from entering the country. Budapest airport remains open and everyone is free to depart. Measures don’t apply to Hungarian citizens.
  • Hungarian nationals arriving from South Korea, Iran, Israel, China and Italy must self-quarantine upon arrival. The government has closed its land borders with Austria and Slovenia, closed all schools and placed restrictions on public gatherings.

Internal restrictions:

  • A nationwide lockdown is in place from 28 March until 11 April. People are allowed to leave their homes for work, to buy essential supplies, for physical exercise and health reasons. Shops will remain open exclusively for those over the age of 65 between 09.00-12.00.
  • Restaurants and cafes are only allowed to be open for takeaways and deliveries.
  • Universities and schools are closed.

Iceland

International restrictions:

  • Travellers from countries at high risk must contact the Healthline (+354 544 4113) from abroad as they might have to self-quarantine for 14 days. From 16 March to 17 April public gatherings are banned.

Internal restrictions :

  • Events gathering more than 20 people are banned.
  • Universities and secondary education institutions have been closed since 16 March. However primary and pre-schools remain open.

India

International restrictions:

  • Inbound flights have been suspended since 22 March, as well as all domestic and private aircraft operations, until 23.59, 14 April.
  • All incoming travellers, including Indian nationals, have been advised to avoid non-essential travel and may be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days upon arrival in India.
  • Effective 18 March from 1200 GMT (17.30 IST) until at least 31 March, travellers arriving from or transiting through Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or the UAE will be required to undergo a mandatory quarantine for at least 14 days. All travellers, including Indian nationals, who have travelled to China, Iran or South Korea on or after 15 February will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days. Those arriving from or who have been to South Korea must provide a COVID-19 medical test certificate from a designated facility authorised by the health authorities of the country.
  • Effective 18 March from 1200 GMT (17.30 IST) until at least 31 March, all travellers from the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden), European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), Turkey and United Kingdom will be restricted from entering India. The restriction will be implemented at the port of first departure.
  • Until at least 31 March, travel has been suspended from Afghanistan, Malaysia and the Philippines to the country. There will be no flights from these countries to India for the duration of this period.
  • Visas from all countries are suspended until 15 April. The visa-free travel mechanism for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cardholders are suspended until 15 April. Visas remain valid for foreign nationals already in India. Travellers holding diplomatic, official, UN/ international organisations, employment, and project visas are exempted.
  • The Sikkim government has suspended the issuance of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) for foreign travellers, including Bhutanese nationals. The ILP is an official document that the state government issues to a foreign visitor planning to enter the state and is valid for a limited period.
  • The Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Mizoram governments have temporarily suspended the issuance of Protected Area Permits (PAP) to foreign travellers until further notice. The PAP is an official document required for all foreign travellers who want to travel to Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Manipur and Mizoram states have sealed their borders with Myanmar. Manipur has also sealed its borders with Bangladesh. Movement via land borders will remain restricted to designated check posts including robust screening processes. Details of these facilities should be confirmed with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
  • The Indian government has announced that it is possible to extend online free visa procedures for foreign nationals staying in India, whose visas expire between 13 March and 15 April.

Internal Restrictions:

  • Effective from 23.59 on 24 March, there will be a nationwide lockdown imposed for a minimum of 21 days. All movement out of homes/residences is banned, apart from services deemed essential by the government. All public transport services will be suspended.
  • All domestic passenger flights will be suspended from 23.59 on 24 March.
  • Nationwide: A ‘Janta Curfew’ has been issued by the central government, requesting citizens to stay indoors from 0700 to 2100. Note that local governments may impose stricter measures.
  • Nationwide: The Indian Railways have announced that all passenger train services have been cancelled. Bare minimum services will however function on suburban and Kolkata Railway networks until 24:00 on 22 March. Movement of goods on trains will continue.
  • In addition to the ‘Janta Curfew’ further section 144 (prohibitory orders restricting large public gatherings) as well as internal restrictions have been imposed in various locations. Most impositions of the orders include the following:
    • Private and state transport services are suspended.
    • Non-essential businesses and services will be closed.
    • Apart from the government officials involved in provision of essential services (who will have to produce their ID-cards), only essential travel will be allowed.
    • Police, medical and other governmental personnel will be stationed at key points.
  • Further provisional orders under the Epidemic Disease Act have been imposed in various locations. The act has so far been enforced by Haryana, Karnataka and New Delhi, as well as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir UT, Goa, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Delhi NCR: All Delhi Metro services will be suspended until 31 March. Internal restrictions will be imposed in Delhi from 0600 23 March to 31 March
  • Maharashtra: Section 144 has been imposed in the state until 31 March, including in Mumbai.
  • Rajasthan: The authorities have announced a state-wide lockdown until 31 March. Only essential services and businesses will continue to operate.
  • Uttarakhand: Section 144 has been imposed in the state until 31 March.
  • Noida, Uttar Pradesh: Section 144 has been imposed in the city.
  • Karnataka: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state, including in Bangalore where Section 144 will be in effect from 2100 to 0000, banning gatherings after the Janta curfew.
  • West Bengal: Internal restrictions have been imposed in certain districts until 27 March.
  • Haryana: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state, including in Gurgaon until 31 March
  • Chandigarh: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state until 31 March.
  • Kerala: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state until 31 March.
  • Tamil Nadu: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state.
  • Punjab: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state until 31 March.
  • Himachal Pradesh: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state (indefinite).
  • Odisha: Internal restrictions have been imposed in certain districts until 29 March.
  • Telangana: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state until 31 March, including in Hyderabad.
  • Bihar: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state until 31 March.
  • Puducherry UT: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state until 31 March.
  • Andhra Pradesh: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state until 31 March.
  • Jharkhand: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state until 31 March.
  • Goa: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state until 25 March.
  • Odisha (has announced an extended lockdown until 21:00 on 29 March in five districts including Khurda, Cuttack, Ganjam, Kendrapara, Angul and eight towns of Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Balasore, Byasanagar (Jajpur Road), Jajpur Town and Bhadrak).
  • Jammu and Kashmir UT: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state until 31 March
  • Chhattisgarh: Internal restrictions have been imposed in the state until 31 March.
  • Gujarat (until 25 Mar) - only in the following districts: Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot, Surat, Kutch.
  • Madhya Pradesh (Balaghat, Betul, Bhilwara, Bhopal, Chhindwara, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Riva, Siwni and Ujjain).

Indonesia

International restrictions:

  • There is a temporary entry and transit ban for all foreign travellers into Indonesia from 23.59 (local time) on 2 April, apart from those with stay permits, on diplomatic missions and in essential services sectors.
  • From 2 April, those allowed entry must present a health certificate issued in English by the local health authorities of the country they are currently in. They must also not have a travel history to any COVID-19 affected countries in the 14 days prior entry into Indonesia, and provide a statement of willingness to enter a 14-day quarantine at a government-designated facility.
  • Visa Free Arrival (BVK), Visa on Arrival and Free Diplomatic / Service Visa policies are suspended for 1 month from 17 March.
  • All travellers must fill out and submit a Health Alert Card to the Port Health Office prior to arrival at the entrance of the Indonesian International Airport. If additional investigations find the initial symptoms of Covid-19, there will be an observation at a government facility for 14 days.
  • The extension of Short Visit Pass for foreign travellers who are currently in Indonesia and have expired shall be conducted in accordance with the Regulation of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights No. 7 of 2020.
  • The extension of Residence Permit for holders of Temporary Stay Permit Card (KITAS)/ Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP) and holders of Diplomatic Visa and Service Visa who are currently overseas and will expire, shall be conducted in accordance with the Regulation of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights no.7 of 2020.
  • Indonesian citizens who are currently traveling abroad, they are advised to return to Indonesia immediately before experiencing further flight difficulties
  • Border closures:
    • The border between East Nusa Tenggara and Timor Leste is closed.
    • West Kalimantan has closed its land borders with Malaysia’s Sarawak state.

Internal restrictions:

  • On 31 March, the authorities declared a state of emergency. All schools and non-essential workplaces, as well as religious gatherings are restricted, though no nationwide lockdowns are implemented. More details on further measures likely to emerge in the coming days.
  • On 20 March, the Jakarta governor declared a state of emergency for two weeks and urged corporations in non-essential sectors to implement work from home arrangements for their staff. The state of emergency has been extended until 19 April.
  • Following the announcement, public transport services are limiting operations from 06.00 to 20.00 and implementing social distancing measures.
  • Following the state of emergency extension, the closure of entertainment venues, places of worship, schools and the stay-at-home requirements will also be extended until 19 April. Inter-provincial buses in Greater Jakarta will also be suspended from 18.00 (local time) on 30 March. The initial announcement also included the suspension of inter-city bus services but ultimately this was not included. 17 train stations will cease to operate from 1 April to 1 May.
  • On 26 March, the authorities announced that all access both inbound and outbound from airports and seaports in Papua will be temporarily closed until 9 April. However, they have clarified that papua is not under lockdown. Social distancing measures are in place, and entertainment venues and places of worship are closed. Places such as markets and shops are closed or have limited operation time from 06.00 to 14.00. The authorities have urged people to remain at home unless journey is deemed essential.
  • On 26 March, West Manggarai administration closed Komodo Airport and Labuan Bajo Port in East Nusa Tenggara from 28 March to 5 April. The authorities have clarified that it is not a lockdown as flights carrying supplies are still allowed entry.
  • A curfew has been put in place in Aceh province, from 29 March to 29 May, between 20.30 and 0530. All businesses including tourist attractions and entertainment venues are closed. Public transport is exempted. Further curfews are in place for Mataram (West Nusa Tenggara province), Sikka (East Nusa Tenggara province) and Pekalongan (Central Java province).
  • From 12 April, all passengers will be required to wear a mask when using public transportation in Jakarta.

Iran

International restrictions:

  • All flights from mainland China are banned until further notice.
  • Passport holders from People’s Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong (China SAR) and Macao (China SAR) are no longer visa exempt, but must instead obtain a visa upon arrival after undergoing a medical examination.
  • IranAir has suspended all flights to and from European destinations until further notice.
  • All neighbouring countries to Iran - aside from Afghanistan – have closed joint borders, and a number of countries have banned flights from Iran.

Internal restrictions:

  • The authorities banned inter-city travel from 25 March until further notice, and said further restrictions were likely.
  • Universities, schools, cultural and sports centres closed.

Iraq

International restrictions:

  • Federal Iraq
    • All airports across both Federal Iraq and the Kurdistan Region will be closed to commercial passenger flights from 18:00 on 17 March until 11 April. The capital Baghdad and federal Iraq will also be under curfew from 23.00 on 17 March until 19 April. Public and private services will be closed, though exceptions will be made for security forces, health services, media and diplomatic missions.
    • Interprovincial movement is restricted to only emergency situations, civil servants and business trips. Intraprovincial movements are also restricted in areas under curfew.
    • The authorities have banned the entry of travellers from Bahrain, China, France, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Nigeria, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Turkey or Thailand. The entry ban is for travellers coming directly or indirectly from those countries but exempts Iraqi nationals, diplomats and official delegations. Iraqi nationals and residents who have visited these locations in the last 14 days prior to arrival will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    • The Safwan border crossing with Kuwait is closed. Three border crossings with Iran remain open only to bring back Kurd citizens from Iran. The Ibrahim Khalil border crossing (KR) with Turkey is closed for travel, after Turkey banning all travel to Iraq.
    • Starting 11 March, the province of Najaf is closed to non-residents for at least one week.
    • Both Najaf International Airport (NJF, Najaf province) and Basra (BSR, Basra province) are currently operational.
  • Kurdistan Region (KR)
    • Authorities have indefinitely extended a regional curfew until further notice. More information surrounding provincial and city specific restrictions are expected in the coming days, but in the meantime all pedestrian and vehicular movement is temporarily banned. Most shops, bakeries and other services will also be closed, though some pharmacies will stay open. All government offices remain closed until at least 16 April.
    • Farmers and poultry workers now are allowed to travel outside of cities between 01.00 to 06.00 (both local time) for work.
    • All non-essential overland movement between cities within the KR and between the KR and federal Iraq will be subject to special approval of the Supreme Committee for Coronavirus Response. The restrictions are due to be in place from 14 March until at least 28 March
    • Passengers arriving from the following countries at Erbil International Airport (EBL) will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Poland.
    • The KR has stopped issuing entry visas for citizens from Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. Passengers who have visited Bahrain, China, France, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Singapore, South Korea, Spain or Thailand since 1 January will be barred entry into the KR. Iraqi nationals who have visited these locations since 1 January will be subject to quarantine.
    • Suspension of Iraqi Airways flights to Beijing and Guangzhou.

Ireland

International restrictions:

  • Anyone coming into Ireland (apart from Northern Ireland) will be required to restrict their movements on arrival for 14 days. This includes Irish residents.
  • Travellers from northern Italy should contact health authorities if they show any symptoms; those coming from restricted areas are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • The government is now advising against all non-essential travel overseas (including Great Britain)
  • From Tuesday 24 March, Ryanair has announced that the majority of their flights will remain grounded.
  • Flights are still operating from Dublin and Cork Airport but at a reduced availability. Most of the flights still operating are to repatriate Irish nationals.

Internal restrictions:

  • Authorities announced lockdown measures starting from 00.01 on 28 March until at least 12 April. Residents are required to remain at home except for grocery shopping or exercise within 2 km from their accommodation. Only essential workers are allowed to leave their homes to perform their duties.
  • The closure of educational institutions as well as bars and pubs has been extended until 19 April. All non-essential businesses will close from 25 March onwards.
  • The government banned social gatherings of more than four people.

Israel

International restrictions:

  • From 18 March, only Israeli citizens and residents are allowed to enter Israel, provided they undergo self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Exceptions may be made for non-nationals whose “centre of life is in Israel”. For further clarification if you qualify for this exception contact the nearest Israeli embassy.
  • Border with Jordan and Egypt are closed as well as crossings with Gaza.
  • Tel-Aviv airport remains closed (apart from El Al repatriation flights available through Israeli embassies).
  • Commercial flights from Ben Gurion airport to the United States with United Airlines, El AI and Turkish Airlines only.

Internal restrictions:

  • The Israeli government on 5 April approved additional measures to lockdown eight towns and 15 neighbourhoods in Jerusalem, the majority of which are predominantly ultra-orthodox. These measures are looser than those in place in the ultra-orthodox neighbourhood of Bnei Brak, with residents allowed to travel for work. Additionally, in anticipation of unauthorised gatherings ahead of and during Passover (8-15 April the government has also imposed a nationwide curfew from 7 April 16.00 until at least 8 April 20.00. Additional police personnel will be deployed to enforce the restrictions.
  • A tighter restriction will come into force on 8 April at 18.00, the night of the Passover Seder, under which everybody “will stay at home”. This curfew will end on 9 April at 07.00.
  • The towns where the new restrictions apply are: Ashkelon, Beitar Illit, Beit Shemesh, Elad (Center district), Migdal Haemek, Modiin Illit, Or Yehuda and Tiberias. The neighbourhoods in Jerusalem are: Givat Mordechai, Har Nof, Mea Shearim and Ramot. The government has also divided the city into eight districts, with the residents only allowed to conduct essential travel within their own district. Furthermore, it is likely that Arab neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem could be included in areas placed under lockdown, should the authorities deem such measures necessary.
  • From 1 April the following restrictions are in place:
    • Gatherings of more than two people are banned.
    • Public prayers are not allowed.
    • People are not allowed to walk more than 100 metres from their homes with the exceptions of: going to work, buying necessary goods, receiving medical care, donating blood, legal proceedings, to attend a demonstration, and going to the Knesset.
    • All non-essential social interactions are forbidden and public spaces closed.
    • Public transportation will be reduced to around 25% and taxis are permitted to take one passenger at a time.
    • A distance of two metres must be kept between people.
    • Violation of these orders is a criminal offence.
    • All people must wear a face mask in public.
  • Jerusalem: the ultra-orthodox community of Bnei Brak has been declared a ‘restricted zone’ and effectively closed off. No one is allowed to enter or leave the area except security force personnel, medical workers and journalists. 1,000 policemen have been deployed. Inter-municipal lines for Bnei Brak have been suspended.

Italy

International restrictions:

  • From 28 March all travellers entering Italy are required to fill-in a certificate stating the business-essential reasons for their travel and the address where they will spend a 14-day mandatory self-isolation period.

Internal restrictions:

  • The government on 9 March advised citizens to stay at home except for work and emergencies. It also extended restrictions previously applied to Lombardy and Veneto to the entire territory of Italy. People nationwide will only be able to travel in and out of the affected locations for proven work-related reasons, health reasons or emergencies with a self-certification. Infractions may be punished with fines and up to three months' imprisonment. Lockdown measures have been extended until 13 April at least.
  • All public gatherings have been barred.
  • Nationwide, all museums, cinemas and theatres and other cultural and educational institutions are closed.
  • All shops, bars, pubs and restaurants have been closed since 11 March. Pharmacies, food outlets and factories remain open.

Jamaica

International restrictions:

  • Air and seaports will be closed until 21 April.
  • There are no restrictions on outgoing passenger travel.

Internal restrictions

  • The country is under a nationwide curfew until 8 April from 20.00 (local time) to 06.00. Essential workers are exempt.

Japan

International restrictions:

  • From 00.00 (+9 GMT) on 3 April, travellers who have been in the following areas in the past 14 days will be denied entry into Japan:
    • Asia Pacific: Australia, Brunei, China (all regions), Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea (all regions), Taiwan (China), Thailand, Vietnam,
    • Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominica, Ecuador, Panama, US
    • Europe & CIS: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, United Kingdom,
    • Middle East & Africa: Bahrain, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Egypt, Israel, Mauritius, Morocco, Turkey.
    • This is in addition to the existing entry ban on foreign nationals who have visited the following areas in the last 14 days: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City.
  • The application of visa exemption arrangements for the following countries are temporarily suspended.
    • APAC: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand and Vietnam.
    • America: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Uruguay.
    • Europe: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
    • Middle East: Bahrain, Israel, Oman, Qatar and UAE.
    • Africa: Lesotho and Tunisia.
  • Permanent residents, spouses of Japanese nationals, spouses of permanent residents and long-term residents are only permitted to enter the country if they left their departure countries by 00.00 on 3 April.
  • Japanese nationals as well as foreign travellers who are allowed entry into the country will be required to take a COVID-19 test and be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. They are also requested to refrain from using public transport. Foreigners without a residence in Japan are permitted to self-quarantine in hotels or any other short-term accommodation arranged by themselves or a local host prior to their arrival. The restrictions will last until at least 30 April.
  • PRC nationals holding passports issued in Hubei and Zhejiang provinces will also be denied entry. This does not apply to the spouses and children of Japanese nationals.
  • Single entry and multiple entry visas issued before or on 27 March by Japanese diplomatic missions in Bahrain, Brunei, Congo (DRC), Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam remain suspended.
  • All visas issued by Japanese embassies and consulates in China and South Korea will be temporarily suspended at least until 30 April. Visa exemption arrangements will also be temporarily suspended for passport holders of Hong Kong, Macao and South Korea, as well as British National (Overseas) passport holders.
  • The authorities have implemented stringent health screening measures in all ports of entry, including airports and seaports.
  • Those who are allowed to enter Japan as a transit country are not subject to the quarantine measures, as long as they do not disembark. Anyone disembarked will be requested to stay at a place designated by the Chief of the Quarantine Station, and not to use public transportations, but they may leave Japan before finishing the 14-day period.
  • Suspended flights from South Korea and China to arrive at Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport.

Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency was declared on 7 April by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The declaration which is effective through 8 April at 00.01 through 6 May, affects the capital Tokyo as well as Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures (Kanto region), Hyogo and Osaka prefectures (Kansai region) and Fukuoka Prefecture (Kyushu region).
  • Respective Governors will be allowed to order the closures of facilities such as schools, cinemas, departments stores as well as ban the gathering of large crowds. Essential services will continue to operate under the state of emergency.
  • Prior to the announcement of the state of emergency, the authorities had already requested* all people to avoid large gatherings and for those already in areas with an uptick in COVID-19 cases to stay inside their homes. While no nationwide directive to cancel events has been issued, on 10 March Prime Minister Abe again requested event sponsors to consider whether events are necessary for another 10 days. As a result, it is expected that various public events and access to places such as entertainment places, national museums and sports stadiums will be suspended until further notice.

*If requests are not respected, instructions will be implemented.

Jordan

International restrictions:

  • All flights to/from Jordan, with the exception of cargo flights and those carrying diplomatic personnel and/or staff of international organizations will be suspended as of March 17 and until further notice.
  • All land and sea crossings are closed except for cargo vehicles until after Ramadan.
  • Jordanians in neighbouring countries who need to return to Jordan will be allowed to do so but will face quarantine measures for fourteen days, enforced by the authorities in designated hotels.
  • New state of emergency announced on 18 March that restricts overland movements between governorates; checkpoints placed around the capital Amman, other major urban centres and major thoroughfares. Manned by Jordan Armed Forces. Curfews also to be enacted.
  • As of 07.00 (local time) on 21 March, an indefinite countrywide curfew has been imposed. All domestic movement is prohibited and all shops, including those that sell food and medicines, are closed until further notice. Exceptions for movement restrictions will be made for emergencies, but require special permission.
  • The city of Irbid and surrounding villages have been placed under complete lockdown; all entries and exits are banned.
  • As of 25 March, the authorities have arrested over 1,600 people for breaking the curfew. In addition, the government has announced that people caught breaking rules would be quarantined for 14 days and could also face up to one year of jail time.
  • On 24 March, the government announced that people would be allowed to go on foot to their neighbourhood grocery shops from 10.00 to 18.00 amid the curfew. Large supermarkets will reopen online on 26 March for home deliveries.

Kazakhstan

International restrictions:

  • All foreign nationals are barred entry into the country from 08.00 (local time) on 16 March until at least 07.00 (local time) on 15 April. Categories of foreign nationals that are exempt from this restriction are:
    • Diplomatic personnel and their family members.
    • Members of official delegations invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
    • Members of train, locomotive, aircraft and sea crews.
    • Family members of citizens of Kazakhstan (subject to confirmation of kinship – spouses, parents and children).
    • Foreigners (stateless persons), holders of Kazakh residence permits
    • Service personnel of foreign cross-border facilities on the territory of Kazakhstan
  • All foreigners currently in Kazakhstan are allowed to depart.
  • Kazakh nationals are exempt from inbound travel restrictions but are not allowed to leave the country.
  • Number of international flights has been severely reduced. From 1 April, Almaty International Airport (ALA) will temporarily stop all international flights.
  • Almaty and Nur Sultan airports will stop accepting international scheduled and evacuation passenger flights from 1 April.

Internal restrictions:

  • From 00.00 on 19 March, in Nur-Sultan and Almaty have been placed under so-called quarantine with the following restrictions in place:
    • Intercity air, bus and rail services linking the two cities with other major urban centres are suspended.
    • Entry and exit to these cities is restricted.
    • Residents are barred from leaving their homes, unless to go to work or buy food and medicine.
    • There will be increased patrolling by the police forces, with an additional number of spot checks for identification documents.
    • Measures that are similar to what is in place in Nur-Sultan and Almaty have also been introduced in Akmola province, Atyrau (Atyrau province), Shymkent, and several towns in Karaganda province, all of which have also been placed under so-called quarantine.
    • Some form of movement restrictions have also been introduced in Aktobe (Aktobe province), Aktau (Mangystau province), Kostanay province, Pavlodar province, Turkistan province, West Kazakhstan province, and Zhambyl province; in some of these provinces both exit and entry are banned, while in some only entry is restricted. Intercity bus and rail services linking these cities and provinces with other major urban centres have been limited or suspended.
    • Saryarka International Airport (KGF) in Karaganda and Shymkent International Airport (CIT) have been closed.
    • In some locations the operation times of public transport have been reduced, while it has been suspended in Nur-Sultan from 30 March to 6 April. Banks in Almaty will be closed from 30 March until 5 April, while ATMs will remain operational.

Kenya

International restrictions:

  • Kenya has suspended all incoming and outgoing international passenger flights from 00.00, 25 March until further notice. An additional 30-day suspension is effective from 6 April. The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted.
  • All international meetings and conferences in March have been cancelled.

Internal restrictions:

  • A lockdown has been announced for the Nairobi metropolitan area until at least 27 April; no movement in or out of the area permitted during this time. Police controls have been put in place to ensure compliance with the movement restrictions.
  • Lockdown for Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa from 8 April.
  • A countrywide curfew is in place starting 27 March. People will be required to stay in their homes or accommodation from 19.00 to 05.00 (local time), with exceptions for those in essential sectors.
  • Nakuru CBD has been put on lockdown.
  • The governor of Murang’a has banned incoming travellers from other counties.

Kiribati

International restrictions:

  • All passengers who have been in a country with confirmed cases of COVID-19 must have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases for at least 14 days and provide medical clearance to confirm that they are free of the virus prior to entry.
  • Exemptions for the medical clearance requirements will be considered only for travellers transiting through Kiribati from countries with no confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Internal restrictions:

  • On 28 March, the authorities declared a state of emergency and urged the public to minimise public gatherings and maintain social distances of 2 metres.

Kosovo

International restrictions:

  • Land borders with Albania have been closed until further notice.
  • Chinese nationals not allowed in unless with certificate stating that they are COVID19 Free
  • All flights from Pristina International Airport are suspended until further notice
  • Land borders are closed to entry for non-Kosovo citizens. Returning citizens are quarantined for 14 days at a facility.

Internal restrictions:

  • Curfew in place nationwide from 27 March between 17.00 and 06.00. Vehicles and residents movements during the curfew hours is allowed only for work, medical emergencies and purchase of essential items.
  • The imposition of the curfew has been ruled unconstitutional and will be repealed on 13 April.

Kuwait

International restrictions:

  • All flights to/from Kuwait, with the exception of cargo flights are suspended since 13 March and until further notice.
  • Land border crossings with Iraq remain closed, while only commercial trucks are permitted to enter Saudi Arabia
  • The issuance of all visas (except for diplomatic purposes) is suspended indefinitely.

Internal restrictions:

  • Nationwide curfew from 17.00 to 06.00 (local time) is in place from 22 March until further notice.
  • All government and private agencies will be closed until 26 April.
  • Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Mahboula areas in Kuwait city will be in full lockdown for two weeks.

Kyrgyzstan

International restrictions:

  • All foreign nationals will be barred entry into the country starting from 00.01 on 19 March.
  • The following categories of foreign travellers are exempt from the inbound travel ban:
    • Immediate family members of citizens of Kyrgyzstan (subject to confirmation of kinship);
    • Foreign diplomatic and consular staff and their family members (given an advance notice of arrival to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan).
    • Members of train, locomotive and aircraft crews; freight drivers.
    • Kyrgyz Temir Zholu employees working in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan .
  • All visa services have been suspended.
  • Entering the country or crossing at land borders with national IDs is temporarily suspended; this includes Kyrgyzstan residents. All residents are only allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan with valid passports.
  • The capital Bishkek's Manas (FRU) and Osh (OSS) international airports have health screening measures in place.
  • All land borders with China and Uzbekistan are closed. Borders with Kazakhstan remain open only for transportation of goods and movement of Kazakh and Kyrgyz citizens returning to the country of origin.
  • Travellers (including Kyrgyz citizens) arriving from countries with more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be subject to 14 day quarantine at a medical facility. All other travellers have to undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine.
  • Vast number of international flights have been cancelled, including some regular flights from Bishkek to China, Iran, the UAE and Russia.

Internal restrictions:

  • A countrywide situation of emergency has been introduced until at least 22 April.
  • Public transport services, with the exception of some trolleybuses, in the capital Bishkek have been suspended until further notice.
  • A state of emergency is in place in the capital Bishkek, as well as cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad, Nookat and Kara-Suy districts of Osh province, and Suzak district of Jalal-Abad province. It includes a curfew in these locations from 20.00 to 07.00 (local time) until at least 15 April.

Laos

International restrictions:

  • The government has announced a nationwide lockdown from 30 March until at least 19 April. All international checkpoints will be closed, and all inbound and outbound passenger flights are suspended during this period.
  • All foreign nationals who wish to return to their home country should contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Laos.
  • Effective from 20 March until 00.00 20 April, visa issuances for tourist purposes will be suspended. This includes visa on arrival, visas issued by Lao diplomatic missions, and eVisas.
  • Visa exemptions will also be suspended, including for ASEAN nationals.
  • Visas will be issued for non-tourist purposes only. Visitors will have to submit requisite information on their health and related documents to the Lao diplomatic missions in the country they are resident for approval before the intended date of travel. Visitors who arrive in the country without the necessary approval will be denied entry. The application form will be available on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Travellers from affected countries (including all countries with confirmed cases) who have no symptoms but have been in contact with people who were confirmed to have COVID-19 must self-quarantine and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days.
  • Checkpoints at borders with Vietnam and Cambodia are closed.
  • Four border checkpoints with Thailand have closed.
  • From 21 March-20 April, travellers can leave the country via land borders for essential purposes only.

Internal restrictions:

  • Under the nationwide lockdown from 30 March to 19 April, the following is implemented:
    • Travel between provinces or areas with COVID-19 infection or at high risk is banned, this excludes those travelling for essential purposes.
    • All passenger transportation services are suspended.
    • All movement out of residence is prohibited, except for essential purposes such as purchasing basic necessities.
    • Gatherings of more than 10 people and celebrations are prohibited.
    • All education institutions and entertainment venues are closed.
    • All government offices will implement work-from-home policy from 1-11 April and observe the Lao New Year until 19 April.

Latvia

International restrictions:

  • All international travel, by air, railway, sea and road will be cancelled from 23.59 (local time) on 16 March. Latvians and foreigners with residency rights in Latvia will be able to enter the country, and tourists will be able to leave after the deadline.
  • AirBaltic connections will be suspended between 17 March and 14 April.
  • Closure of borders from 17 March except for citizens and residents.

Internal restrictions:

  • All public gatherings of more than 50 people have been banned and many public venues have been ordered to close.
  • Schools and universities are currently closed. Pre-schools and childcare services are still in operation.

Lebanon

International restrictions:

  • Curfew from 19.00 to 05.00.
  • All air, land and sea ports will be closed until 12 April , following the extension of the recently announced ‘state of medical emergency’.
  • As of 6 April, vehicles with number plates ending with an odd number are only allowed on the roads on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while those ending with an even number (including zero) are allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No vehicles are allowed to travel on Sundays.

Lesotho

International restrictions:

  • Travellers from China and other COVID-19 affected areas are requested to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Inbound and outbound travel is restricted due to neighbouring South Africa’s national lockdown and border closure. While no official travel ban is in place, reaching or leaving Lesotho is essentially impossible due to these restrictions.
  • The country will be on lockdown from 29 March - 21 April. During this, all social gatherings will be prohibited except funerals. All shops and markets will close, apart from those selling food and medical supplies. Emergency services will continue throughout.

Liberia

International restrictions:

  • All flights will be suspended from 23 March until further notice. The measure does not apply to cargo flights.
  • Land borders with Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire closed since 30 March.

Internal restrictions:

  • The authorities on 21 March declared COVID-19 a ‘national health emergency’, and imposed a lockdown on Montserrado and Margibi counties until 11 April.
  • All schools, places of worship, cinemas, bars and beaches will be closed until further notice.
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned.

Libya

International restrictions:

  • The internationally-recognised Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) declared a state of emergency and announced the closure of all air and ground ports of entry for three weeks starting on 16 March. Foreign nationals will be able to depart through Misrata International Airport (Misrata district; MRA), though they will be unable to board inbound flights. The capital Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport (MJI) has been closed to air traffic due to shelling since 2 March.
  • The Tobruk-based government announced a ban for all foreign nationals attempting to enter via Benina International Airport (Benina; BEN); foreign nationals currently in Libya however are able to depart through the facility.
  • Starting 30 March, the UN-backed Lybian Presidential Council called for a self-imposed lockdown on all people and the imposition of a curfew from 14.00 to 07.00 (local time). The date for the easing of such restrictions is yet to be announced.
  • On 29 March, the Municipal Council of Misrata announced a 24-hour curfew from 29 March to 5 April
  • In eastern Libya, the parallel government led by Khalifa Belqasim Haftar announced on 23 March the imposition of a country-wide 24-hour curfew from 25 March to 3 April.

Lithuania

International restrictions:

  • From 16 March, foreigners will not be allowed into the country except for those with residency rights. Citizens will not be allowed to leave. Diplomatic and NATO staff are excluded. All public events have been banned, only essential businesses will operate. Schools are closed. Buses and trains have been suspended. Failure of compliance will be prosecuted.
  • Entry of cruise ships into Klaipeda State Seaport is prohibited.
  • Flight restrictions for March 23 and 24.
  • All passenger air and ferry traffic suspended from 4 April. Ferry Route Kiel (Germany)-Klaipėda (Lithuania) to be maintained. Other exceptions will need authorisation from the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration.

Internal restrictions :

  • An initial two week quarantine for all inhabitants was extended until 13 April.
  • Residents are advised to wear Face masks or other nose and mouth protections when in public places.

Luxembourg

International restrictions:

  • Travellers from northern Italy are advised to contact health authorities if they show any symptoms; those coming from the restricted areas should self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • The Luxembourg Government announced on 19 March that Luxembourg Airport (Findel) would close to passenger flights from Monday 23 March.

Internal restrictions:

  • Movements are now limited to essential tasks such as grocery shopping, health visits and commute to work when working from home is not an option. Restaurants, cafes, and most non-food shops are closed, as well as leisure facilities including libraries, museums and leisure centres.
  • Schools have been closed from 16 March until at least 20 April and major public events have been suspended.
  • All public places remain closed until further notice.
  • Due to the exceptional context, the government decided to extend stay permits until the end of the crisis for all non-EU nationals in Luxembourg.

Madagascar

International restrictions:

  • All international and regional flights have been suspended from 20 March for a period of 30 days. (French embassy currently organising repatriation flights with Air France.)
  • No cruise ships can dock until further notice.
  • Air Austral:
    • All flights from / to the airports of the Malagasy Provinces - Nosy Be, Tamatave, Majunga, Diego, Tuléar, Fort Dauphin- are suspended from 16 March to 18 April.
    • All flights from / to l Antananarivo Airport are suspended from 20 March to 18 April.

Internal restrictions:

  • A lockdown has been announced in the capital Antananarivo and the cities of Toamasina (Atsinanana region) and Fianarantsoa (Fianarantsoa region) until 19 April. All transport has been suspended, except for the transporting of goods. A curfew between 20.00 and 05.00 is in effect.
  • The regions of Analamanga, Atsinanana and Matsiatra Ambony will continue to be under confinement, with restricted movement within as well as into and out of the areas.
  • All domestic flights have been suspended since 25 March however, the government allows flights on 7 to 9 April for those residing in other areas of the country to reach their homes.
  • Schools and universities will remain closed for until 19 April at least.
  • All individuals are now requested to wear a mouth cover when outside of their home although it remains unclear how this is enforced.

Malawi

International restrictions:

  • International flights will be suspended from 1 April until further notice. Exemption will be made for flights carrying medical personnel and emergency relief items. Repatriation flights will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Ministry of Health has intensified its screening of incoming passengers using a questionnaire that all arriving passengers need to complete. The questionnaire asks about:
  1. Recent travel history.
  2. Any current symptoms of COVID-19.
  • There are health teams stationed in the arrivals section of all airports; screening includes thermal scanners to check body temperature at KIA (Lilongwe)
  • The Government of Malawi has cancelled visas issued prior to 20 March 2020 and has suspended issuance of visas on arrival.
  • Returning residents who are symptomatic and have a travel history to mainland China, Iran, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Japan, Norway, the United States, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malaysia, Canada, Pakistan, Switzerland, Australia, Turkey, Israel, Brazil, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Chile or any of the countries in the European Union in the preceding 14 days are taken to an isolation room at the airport for further medical investigation. Returning residents who have been to mainland China, Iran, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Japan, Norway, the United States, South Africa, Seychelles, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malaysia, Canada, Pakistan, Switzerland, Australia, Turkey, Israel, Brazil, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Chile or any of the countries in the European Union recently but are asymptomatic are referred for self-quarantine either at home and daily check-ups for 14 days. Returning residents to Malawi arriving from countries on this list who are made to self-quarantine will not be allowed to self-quarantine in hotels or lodges in Malawi.

Internal restrictions:

  • COVID-19 has been declared a national disaster and bans have been imposed on public gatherings over 100 people, including weddings. The national security forces have been ordered into action to enforce these restrictions.

Malaysia

International restrictions:

  • The restrictions under the ‘Movement Control Order’, which was scheduled to end on 31 March, has been extended to 14 April. Under the MCO, all foreigners are banned from entering the country. For foreign long-term pass holders, only those working in the country’s essential services sector will be allowed entry - they must obtain a letter of confirmation from their employers and liaise with the Malaysian Immigration Department.
  • International flights to and from Penang International Airport (PEN) have halted from 5 April.
  • There are no restrictions on domestic flight operations.
  • Malaysian citizens and permanent residents holding work permits from third countries who wish to return to their place of work will be allowed to do so but will not be able to re-enter before 14 April . Supporting documents need to be provided at the point of departure. This supersedes the previous order banning all Malaysian citizens from leaving the country.
  • Restrictions between Peninsula and East Malaysia:
    • Malaysians and foreign travellers (who are currently in Malaysia) are not allowed to fly from Peninsula Malaysia to East Malaysia and vice versa.
    • Sabahans and Sarawakians who are already before the MCO implementation and wishing to return to their respective states, they will be allowed to do so if they are able to show their previous flight ticket and identification to the immigration. The same applies to Peninsula Malaysians currently in East Malaysia wishing to return.
  • Holders of Expatriate Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass, Temporary Work Pass and MM2H Pass are not allowed to enter Malaysia during this period.
  • All Malaysian citizens and permanent residents are banned from leaving the country. However, transit across the Malaysia-Brunei border is at the discretion of the immigration authorities.
  • Quarantine Order for Passengers Entering Malaysia:
    • From 3 April, there is a 14-day mandatory quarantine for passengers, including Malaysians, foreigners holding long-term passes, diplomats and other diplomatic and consular staff, arriving into the country.
    • Upon arrival, travellers will undergo screening by the Malaysian health authorities before being sent to designated government quarantine centres around Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.
    • Travellers with onward domestic connections must undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine before being allowed to proceed to their domestic destinations.
    • However, passengers with connections to Sabah and Sarawak (both East Malaysia) are allowed to undergo quarantine upon arrival in their respective states. These travellers are not allowed to leave the airport building and must have a transit time of less than 24 hours.
  • Foreign travellers will be allowed to leave Malaysia after 18 March.
  • Passengers transiting in Malaysia will be allowed to do so as long as they do not need to clear immigration to board their connecting flight.
  • Inter-terminal transit between KLIA to Klia2 is not possible during this time.
  • Further restrictions to the MCO in East Malaysia:
    • Sarawak
      • From 18 March 2020 until 30 March 2020, Sarawakians entering the state are subject to the 14-day Stay Home Notice, issued by the State Department of Health and they are not allowed to travel out of Sarawak throughout the 14-day MCO period.
      • Non-Sarawakian from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah or foreign citizens are not allowed to enter Sarawak from 18 March 2020 to 31 March 2020.
      • Those who are working in the Essential Services sector in Sarawak are exempted from the entry restriction and are subject to the 14-day Stay Home Notice, a requirement by the Sarawak State Department of Health. They are allowed to travel out of Sarawak from 18 March 2020 to 31 March 2020.
    • Sabah
      • From 18 until 31 March 2020, all Sabahans including their spouses and children who hold long-term social visit passes can return to the State, subject to a recommended 14-day self-quarantine.
      • Sabahan IC holders (with “H” or 12, 47, 48, 49” birth place indicator) are not allowed to fly to Peninsular Malaysia, unless their presence is strictly required for an essential service. Immigration Sabah will verify the importance of the Sabahan to be in Peninsular Malaysia for work. If approved, he/she will be allowed to return to Sabah after the end of his/her duties.
      • Non-Sabahans who have exited Sabah before the Restricted Movement Order, will be allowed to re-enter Sabah with proof that they are working in Essential Services, with State or Federal civil servants requiring a letter of explanation from their direct head of department, as well those in Essential Services in the private sector requiring an employer’s letter.
      • Additionally, those who are permanent residents, hold a working permit or student pass will be allowed entry into the State subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.

Internal restrictions:

  • Under the MCO, transportation services are categorised as essential services therefore all public transport services, including ones to and from the airport still remain available. However, a reduction of services can be expected given less movement of individuals.
  • From 1 April, under the regulations listed under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases and Measures, travel to purchase food, daily necessities, medicine or dietary supplements has been limited to not more than 10km from a person’s residence.
  • Government and private offices – apart from those providing essential services – will be closed. All shops other than businesses dealing with daily essentials – such as food and pharmaceutical stores – will be closed. Kindergartens, schools and universities will be closed.
  • No religious, social or cultural activities will be allowed. Health services, utilities such as fuel and electricity, the Fire and Police departments, will all remain open.
  • Quick and simple journeys, such as to the airport, are allowed.
  • Interstate travel is banned according to the police, although there has been some ambiguity regarding this restriction. The issuance of special permits allowing interstate travel has been momentarily suspended. Those working in the essential services sector are advised to present their work passes or authority cards while travelling interstate.
  • The Chief Minister of Sarawak has announced that people will only be allowed to leave their homes in order to buy daily necessities, essential goods and services.
  • Road closures, roadblocks and checkpoints have been implemented across the nation:
    • The Selangor police has announced that road closures will increase in stages until the end of the MCO period. Several roads in Klang will be closed from 1 April to reduce people’s movement with the enforcement of the MCO. These include at Kilometre (KM) 3.5 Jalan Shapadu Lama; KM3.7 Jalan Shapadu Lama to Rantau Panjang; Jambatan Raja Muda Nala (Jalan Tanjung Syawal); Jambatan Musaeddin (Jalan Batu Tiga Lama); and Jalan Paip/Jalan Bukit Cherakah.
    • Gombak district police chief has announced phased road closures including Batu 20 on Jalan KL-Rawang, the junction at Kampung Selayang Pandang from Jalan KL-Ipoh, and the Selayang Baru main road.The roadblocks in turn include the 14-kilometre point along Jalan KL-Ipoh, before the Rawang toll plaza in the direction from Rawang to Sungai Buloh, before the Gombak toll plaza in the direction from Gombak to Bentong, and on Jalan Desa Aman Puri, Desa Jaya.

Maldives

International restrictions:

  • Entry (including for transit purposes) will be denied to all foreign travellers with travel history to mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao), Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Bangladesh Spain, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Germany (Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg states), Spain, France (Île-de-France and Grand Est regions) or North and South Gyeongsang province (South Korea) in the last 14 days, regardless of their nationality. This restriction is not applicable to Maldivian citizens who will instead undergo a 14-day quarantine.
  • All inbound travellers, with the exemption of tourists, will be subject to a 14-day quarantine at designated facilities.
  • Visa-on-arrival for all travellers arriving for less than 30 days is suspended.
  • All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Card and undergo screening.
  • The Valena Airport (MLE) is closed for commercial flights from 21.00 to 06.00 on 29 March until further notice
  • All cruise ships are temporarily banned from entering and docking in the country.

Internal restrictions:

  • Foreign tourists are prohibited from staying at city hotels and guest houses from 18.00 17 March to 3 April. Resort hotels can still be used for accommodations provided the travellers have no travel history to the restricted countries mentioned above.
  • Government agencies will close from 19 March to 5 April, but essential services will remain open.
  • Entry into and exit from Bathala Island and Kuredu Island Resort have been temporarily restricted. The temporary lockdowns that were imposed on Thinadhoo Island and Summer Island Resort on 6 March were lifted on 8 March. The fourth island to be placed under lockdown, Bathala Island, went into lockdown on 8 March.
  • Following the imposition of restrictions on the third island, Summer Island Resort, the Health Protection Agency has clarified that it will be placing all islands with suspected cases on lockdown until the results of the involved persons are received. The government’s main hospital, Indira Gandhi Memorial hospital, is suspending visitation rights to the hospital starting on 8 March, barring exceptions such as guardians to patients.
  • Effective from 00.00 15 March, all foreign travellers will be barred from checking-in into all Guest Houses and City Hotels operating in Male City (Male, Hulhumale, Villimale) for the next 14 days. Travellers who are already in the hotels will be allowed to stay for the duration for their booking.
  • All movement from resorts to the Inhabited islands have been suspended for a period of 14 days, effective 18.00 14 March. The ban remains in effect and will be extended for another 14 days after the last tourist leaves.

Mali

International restrictions:

  • All commercial international flights from countries impacted by COVID-19 are suspended (cargos excluded).
  • All land borders closed from 24 March, except for freight trucks.

Internal restrictions:

  • The country has declared a state of emergency with curfew imposed from 21.00 to 05.00 (local time).
  • Public and private schools (all level of education) are closed for 3 weeks (including religious schools commonly known as madrasas) as of 22 March
  • All public and social – cultural – political – sport related gatherings of more than 50 persons are suspended until further notice
  • All clubs and bars are closed until further notice

Malta

International restrictions:

  • All travellers arriving into the country will be required self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • From 21 March onwards and until further notice, all inbound flights will be suspended. The ban does not apply to ferry flights, cargo flights, humanitarian flights and repatriation flights. The authorities may in special cases exempt individual flights.
  • All travel linked with Italy has been suspended from 10 March, this includes boats, ferries, flights as well as goods transport.

Internal restrictions:

  • Closure of bars and restaurants from 17 March.
  • Closure of all non-essential shops from 23 March until further notice.
  • Effective from 31 March, all public gatherings of four or more people are to be forbidden.

Marshall Islands

International restrictions:

  • The government has announced a “total suspension” of international travellers coming into the Marshall Islands has been extended to 5 May.
    • 10 countries have been placed on its “no fly” list (from which all travellers are banned from entering) – these are China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macao, South Korea and Spain.
    • United Airlines, the only international airline to service the Marshall Islands, has suspended flights for at least three weeks starting on 21 March.
  • Domestic passenger air travel between Kwajalein and Majuro will only be permitted on Air Marshalls.

Martinique

Inbound restrictions:

  • Increased health screenings for travellers coming from China, Iran, Italy and South Korea.
  • Those who have travelled to areas of high infection rate are asked to self-monitor, wear masks, and reduce non-essential travel for 14 days. Those who believe they may be infected should dial 15 for assistance.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • US citizens who are attempting to return to the US from the Eastern Caribbean and need assistance should complete the provided form for each person wishing to return to the US.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to Martinique.

Mauritania

International restrictions:

  • All commercial flights from/to Mauritania are suspended from 17 March until further notice.
  • People in direct contact with someone who tested positive will be quarantined.
  • All unnecessary gatherings are prohibited.
  • A number of border crossing have been closed with screening measures deployed to the crossings that remain open at: Bir 75 (Wilaya Tiris Zemour), Boghé (Wilaya Brakna), Rosso (Wilaya Trarza), Douinkara (Fassala, Wilaya Hodh Echarghi), Gougui Zemal (Wilaya Hodh El Gharbi), Gouraye (Wilaya Of Guidimagha), Kaedi (Wilaya Gorgol) and PK 55 (Wilaya D. Nouadhibou).
  • The land border with Mali has been closed since 24 March, except for freight trucks.

Internal restrictions:

  • The Interior Ministry announced the closure of all non-essential industries and businesses from 29 March onwards.
  • All large public gatherings have been banned.
  • There is a curfew in place since 19 March, in effect between 18.00 to 06.00 (local time). Exceptions will be made for health care teams and freight trucks.
  • Confinement measures will last at least until 8 April.

Mauritius

International restrictions:

  • As of 19 March, no inbound travel is permitted for a 15-day period (until approx. 3 April). Outbound travel options are still available but are extremely limited.

Internal restrictions

  • From 24 March, a lockdown will be in place until 31 March. Only essential services such as police, medical services, and fire and rescue services will be available. Supermarkets, corner shops and bakeries will be closed during this time. Clinics and hospitals will remain open; pharmacies and banks will open with reduced hours. Residents can order essential goods through a new website.
  • A curfew also went into effect on 23 March between 20:00 to 08:00 (local time). No movement is permitted during these times except in emergencies.

Mayotte

International restrictions:

  • As of 20 March, only French nationals and residents will be authorised to enter (see France section).
  • Dzaoudzi Pamandzi International Airport remains closed until further notice.

Internal restrictions:

  • From 22 March, Mayotte has implemented the COVID-19 epidemic alert level 2, implementing confinement rules for France.
  • A curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 has been implemented until 15 April.
  • Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited.
  • Only essential movements are allowed with a certificate valid for each trip. All non-essential movements are subject to a fine of 135 euros.

Mexico

International restrictions:

  • No special restrictions, only screening measures at some airports.
  • Flag carrier Aeromexico announced that it would suspend 17 international routes and reduce flights in another 23, including a 40% reduction in its scheduled flights to Europe. Several international airlines have also announced suspensions or reductions.

Internal restrictions:

  • School closure from 20 March until 20 April.
  • Non-essential public-sector, private-sector, and social activities are suspended. Public transit will remain operational.
  • Events and gathering of more than 5,000 people will be postponed by the organisers.
  • Aguascalientes, Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Mexico, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco and Zacatecas states have closed non-essential businesses.
  • Mexico City has ordered the closure of non-essential businesses, suspended all public gatherings and advised residents to remain at home until 19 April. On 2 April, local authorities ordered the closure of all hotels in the city, though they did not specify a date when this needed to be completed by.
  • Aeromexico and fellow national airlines Interjet and Volaris have significantly reduced their domestic flight schedule.

Micronesia

International restrictions:

  • All travellers and all cargo vessels and tankers are banned from entry. Airline flight crew, humanitarian support aircraft or vessels are exempted. Those exempted are required to remain in the airport or seaport with no contact with local workers or authorities.
  • Any traveller who has been to China on or after 6 January will be denied entry.
  • Travellers who have been in a country with confirmed cases of COVID-19 other than China are not allowed to enter Micronesia until they have stayed in Guam, Hawaii or another country with no confirmed cases for 14 days before entry.
  • All travellers arriving from countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases are barred entry into Chuuk State until 17 April.

Moldova

International restrictions:

  • Flights to/from European countries suspended from 17 March until 31 March. Air Moldova suspends all scheduled flights until 1 April included.
  • Only Moldovan citizens and residents will be able to enter the country past these dates.
  • Entry into the separatist region of Transnistria will be refused to all nationals of a country affected by COVID-19.
  • Borders with Romania and Ukraine are closed.

Internal restrictions:

  • From 25 March, access to parks and other public recreational areas is forbidden.
  • Announcement of a 60-day State of emergency which means closure of schools, closure of non-essential shops and public places, effective 16 March.
  • From 25 March, the army will be deployed to enforce restriction measures.

Monaco

Internal restrictions:

  • From 18 March all movements should be restricted to minimum necessary (work related reasons, essential shopping, medical reasons, imperative family reasons and lone sports activities in the vicinity of home).
  • A certificate is necessary for all movement to work that can be downloaded here.
  • Minimal social distancing of at least 1 meter should be kept at all times.
  • For questions specifically related to COVID-19 call 92 05 55 00 (available 7/7 from 9.00 to 18.00 (local time) or write to covid19@gouv.mc .
  • All non-essential businesses remain closed.

Mongolia

International restrictions:

  • All foreign travellers will be barred entry to Mongolia until at least 30 April.
  • All international flights will remain suspended until at least 30 April.
  • Returning citizens will be placed under a mandatory quarantine of 21 days.
  • All ports, including pedestrian and private vehicles border crossings, are closed.
  • Foreign nationals are allowed to travel to China via the capital Ulaanbaatar’s Chinggis Khaan International Airport (ULN) and the Zamyn-Uud railway port.
  • Border crossings are expected to be closed until at least 30 March. All international flights into Mongolia have been suspended until 30 April, as part of the extension of the current ‘heightened state of readiness’.
  • A charter flight is scheduled to depart Ulaanbaatar for Australia on 26 March at 18.00 and for South Korea on 2 April.

Internal restrictions:

  • From 10 until 16 March, everyone, including its citizens, was barred from entering or leaving the capital Ulaanbaatar and other urban centres. Inter-city traffic movement, including that of domestic passenger trains, resumed on 16 March.

Montenegro

International restrictions:

  • Montenegro Airlines has suspended all flights until 22 April following government halt. All international bus and railway services have also been suspended. There is also an entry ban for cruisers and yachts to ports: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Kumbor Port – Portonovi, Tivat (Gat I and Gat II) and Zelenika, until 2 April.
  • Montenegrin authorities have banned entry for foreigners - except for those with temporary or permanent residence and cargo drivers - and imposed a mandatory quarantine for all citizens entering from abroad.

Internal restrictions:

  • From 31 March a countrywide curfew is in place between 19.00 and 05.00 (Monday to Friday) and between 13.00 on Saturday and 05.00 on Monday (all times local).
  • Since 18 March, suspension of non-essential businesses. Essential bars, restaurants and other foodstuff establishments may only deliver or sell take-away.
  • Ban on public passenger intercity, suburban and city transport. This includes taxi services which have been suspended; some hotels are voluntarily shutting down.
  • Closure of schools and universities from 16 March.
  • Ban of public gathering including religious events.
  • Authorities stress that non-compliance with measures brings criminal liability and on 19 March the army was tasked with ensuring quarantine and self-isolation measures are respected
  • The above measures were further restricted on 30 March when the government announced a curfew countrywide from 19.00 until 05.00 on work days and from 13.00 Saturdays until 05.00 on Mondays. Residents have been instructed to stay at home during these times - key workers may be exempted if they hold special permits.

Montserrat

Inbound restrictions:

  • From 26 March, all foreign passengers travelling by air are banned from entering Montserrat under further notice. Citizens and residents of Montserrat, as well as their immediate family members, and crew members are still allowed entry.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • US citizens who are attempting to return to the US from the Eastern Caribbean and need assistance should complete the provided form for each person wishing to return to the US.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to Montserrat.

Morocco

International restrictions:

  • Morocco has suspended all international flights and ferries until further notice.

Minimal commercial or charter flights are still operating to transport foreign nationals out of the country.

  • The border crossings between Morocco and Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are closed from 23 March. The port of Ceuta is closed though, no ferries available as of 18 March. However, passage of foreigners (Schengen area/EU citizens and residents) into the enclaves to transit into Spain is permitted. Travellers have to prove that they are returning into their residence.

Internal restrictions:

  • On 21 March, the authorities announced the suspension of all domestic and inter-city travel. Additionally, Royal Air Maroc announced the suspension of all domestic flights.
  • Public gatherings are banned until at least 31 March. It concerns events gathering more than 1,000 people, events gathering people traveling aboard and public festivals.
  • Furthermore, on 18 March, the authorities asked the population to self-isolate and restrict movement outside their accomodation, with the exception of work-related reasons, buying of essential commodities and medical reasons.
  • A state of sanitary emergency and internal movement restrictions have been activated since 20 March until further notice. Only essential movements should be authorised by the local authorities with a stamped document.
  • From 7 April, wearing a mask is compulsory for those authorised to conduct essential movement.

Mozambique

International restrictions:

  • A state of emergency is in place from 1 April; entry into the country will be limited to persons on state business only (diplomatic or government personnel only) and health officials. Cargo flights are still permitted.
  • Previously, arriving Mozambican citizens and other nationals who were able to enter the country visa-free had to undergo mandatory home quarantine for 14 days.

Internal restrictions:

  • As of 1 April, a state of emergency is in place during which time all public and private events are banned (with the exception of funerals), schools are closed, visas are suspended and entertainment establishments are closed, or will reduce their activities. It is unclear whether the ban extends to restaurants and bars.
  • The state of emergency allows the president to limit the movement of people, but this will only be activated “if there is an exponential increase in cases of contamination”. The nature of such limits has not been specified.
  • A 14-day quarantine period is imposed, not only on returning travellers, but on anybody who has been outside the country recently, and on anyone who has been in contact with people known to be infected with COVID-19.
  • Authorities have announced automatic extension of all DIRE and temporary visas until 30 June, even if expired; automatic extension of drivers’ licenses, identity cards, and car vehicle import clearances until June 30, 2020
  • Outbound flights are only available to/through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD).
  • National carrier LAM Mozambique Airlines continues to operate domestic flights.
  • Most non-essential businesses have either been closed or directed to operate at one-third of their workforce to ensure business continuity. While public and private transport is still permitted, the number of passengers has been reduced to one-third of the vehicle’s capacity.

Myanmar

International restrictions:

  • International commercial flights will be suspended from 23.59 (all times local) on 30 March until at least 23.59 on 13 April.
  • Exemptions are made for medical evacuation, relief, cargo flights as well as special flights approved by the country’s Department of Civil Aviation.
  • Land borders are now closed to all travellers including Myanmar citizens until 15 April, after which a 14-day quarantine will be mandatory.
  • From 29 March to 30 April, Myanmar has suspended all types of visas except to diplomats residing in Myanmar and airline/shipping industry professionals. Those still allowed to enter must complete a 14 day quarantine and must have a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their arrival to Myanmar.
  • Foreign visitors who are still allowed to enter Myanmar are only allowed to enter Myanmar via Mandalay, Naypyitaw and Yangon International Airports.
  • All travellers, including Myanmar nationals, will be subject to a 14-day quarantine at designated facilities.
  • All foreign nationals are required to present a health certificate confirming they have not been infected with COVID-19 (dated no more than 72 hours prior to departure), including for domestic flights.
  • Diplomats are also required to present a health certificate confirming they have not been infected with COVID-19 (dated no more than 72 hours prior to departure) and will be subject to 14-day home quarantine upon arrival in Myanmar.
  • On 19 March, the Myanmar government announced the temporary suspension of entry of foreign nationals through land borders. Exit from Myanmar to Thailand via the land border has been suspended from 23 March.
  • The Myanmar government has suspended the e-visa and visa-on-arrival programmes.
  • Foreign travellers coming from or who have been to Hubei province of China or Daegu city and North Gyeongsang province of South Korea in the past 14 days are barred from entry. Myanmar nationals returning from these locations will be quarantined for 14 days at government quarantine facilities.

Internal restrictions:

  • In Mandalay, the regional government has imposed a travel restriction on all non-essential movement in and out of the region effective from 00.01 on 7 April to 21 April. All non-essential businesses, hotels and guesthouses will also be closed over the same period. Business establishments providing essential services such as food suppliers, pharmaceutical stores, petrol stations, banks, electricity suppliers, manufacturing and paramedical industries will be exempted from the restrictions. Meanwhile, domestic flight operations at the Mandalay International Airport remain normal.

Nauru

International restrictions:

  • Only Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are allowed entry into Nauru.
  • All travellers who have transited through or have been in mainland Asia (except Taiwan), China, Europe, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Macao (SAR China), South Korea or the US in the past 21 days will be denied entry.

Namibia

International restrictions:

  • There is an entry ban in place for citizens of all countries. Inbound travel is suspended until at least 23 April. Namibian citizens and permanent residents will be allowed in under special conditions, but will face a 14-day period of self-quarantine. Citizens and residents are also barred from leaving during this period.
  • Air Namibia will suspend all flights, including domestic services, from 27 March until 20 April.

Internal restrictions:

  • State of emergency declared in Namibia , with effect from 17 March
  • Entry to and exit from the regions of Khomas, home to the capital Windhoek, and Erongo, where the port town of Walvis Bay is located, will be prohibited from 27 March until at least 16 April.
  • All large gatherings are banned.
  • Schools are closed for 30 days.

Nepal

International restrictions:

  • International commercial flights will remain suspended until at least 15 April. Special permission will be required from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for the operation of any passenger evacuation, freighter, rescue or emergency flights.
  • From 20 March to 15 April, all travellers including Nepalis that have transited or arrived to Nepal from all European nations, West Asia (including Iran, Turkey and Gulf countries), Malaysia, South Korea, Japan will be denied entry into the country.
  • Visa-on-arrival facilities will be suspended from 14 March until 30 April. Foreigners (those with business, study, work, diplomatic, official visas) who enter Nepal from 14 March are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • From 14 March to 30 April, on-arrival-visa (Gratis) facility granted to Non-Resident Nepali card holders is also suspended.
  • All foreign nationals entering Nepal from 14 March must stay in self quarantine and Nepali nationals including Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) must stay in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival.
  • Travellers who have been to China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. They are only allowed to enter Nepal if arriving at Kathmandu Airport (KTM).
  • Starting on 10 March, travellers must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through the above-mentioned locations.
  • The border with China has been closed since 29 January, while the border with India is closed for a week from 23 March. Cargo transport can still continue.
  • The authorities announced on 26 March that foreign embassies are allowed to gather their stranded nationals in Kathmandu and fly them out of Nepal. The Nepal tourism board and the Civil Aviation Authority are coordinating flights to repatriate tourists. Embassies and governments from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US have repatriated their citizens from Nepal. The Chinese government will repatriate its citizens on 1 April, while the South Korean government will repatriate their citizens on 3 April.

Internal restrictions:

  • On 25 March, the authorities announced a countrywide lockdown which has been extended until 7 April. This includes a stay-home-order issued to all households - individuals will only be allowed to leave their residences to purchase food and medicine. Private and public vehicles are prohibited from non-essential travel during the lockdown. Domestic flights and public transport have also been suspended while the lockdown remains in effect.
  • As part of the lockdown until 31 March, all non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices and markets will be closed.

Netherlands

International restrictions:

  • Flight restrictions for flights from Austria, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Spain.
  • Foreign travellers who do not fall under the latest authorities’ exemptions will be barred from entering the country from 18.00 (local time) on 19 March for 30 days. Exceptions include:
    • EU citizens (including nationals of the United Kingdom) and their family members;
    • Nationals of Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein and their family members;
    • Third-country nationals who hold a residence card or residence permit in accordance with Directive 2003/109 / EC (the Long-Term Residents Directive);
    • Third-country nationals who derive their right of residence from other European directives or from the national law of a Member State;
    • Holders of a long-stay visa, including those with a temporary residence permit (MVV).
    • + Other persons with a vital function or need (Healthcare personnel, Frontier workers; Persons employed in the transport of goods, if necessary; Diplomats; Military personnel; Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations; Persons who have compelling reasons to visit their family; Transit passengers who want to travel to another third country via the Netherlands; Persons in need of international protection; the border procedure applies in full; Persons admitted for humanitarian reasons.

Internal restrictions:

  • Gatherings of more than 100 people are to be cancelled. This includes the closure of public places such as museums, concert venues, theatres, sports clubs and the cancellation of sports matches and other events.
  • On 23 March, authorities announced that all events in the country will be cancelled until 1 June.
  • Closure of school, until 3 May at least. Bars and restaurants also closed.
  • All special measures put in place to stop the spread of the virus have been extended until 28 April at least.

New Zealand

International restrictions:

  • All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, family of citizens and permanent residents, Australian citizens and permanent residents residing in New Zealand, diplomats, and air and marine crew, are barred from entry starting 19 March 23.59 (local time). Travellers who are affected must have checked in by the above stated time.
  • Immigration authorities can make exceptions on a case-by-case basis for:
    • humanitarian reasons
    • healthcare and other essential workers
    • Samoa and Tonga nationals, for essential travel to New Zealand
    • the holder of a visitor visa who is the partner or dependent of a temporary work or student visa holder and who normally lives in New Zealand and is currently in New Zealand
  • Those returning will be required to isolate for a period of 14 days upon arrival.
  • All passengers (including New Zealand citizens) who have visited mainland China in the last 14 days require special approval from New Zealand Immigration to travel.
  • Cruise ships are banned from entry until 30 June.
  • Exceptions are only in place for extreme circumstances: humanitarian reasons, essential health workers and other essential workers.
  • Temporary visas expiring between 1 April and 9 July will be automatically extended to late-September, which will be in effect from 2 April. Travellers with a temporary visa expiring before 1 April who are unable to leave the country need to apply for a new interim visa online.

Transit:

  • As of 02.00 on 26 March, transit through New Zealand is no longer allowed.

Internal restrictions:

  • As of 26 March, the COVID-19 alert level has been raised to level four and associated measures will remain in place for at least four weeks. Level four means people are instructed to stay at home, schools, universities and non-essential businesses are closed, a major re-prioritisation of health services, and severely limited travel. At 12.00, 25 March, a state of emergency was declared for seven days. On 31 March, the government extended the state of emergency until at least 8 April 12.21 (local time).
  • On 2 April, the authorities announced that international flights are only available from Auckland, though domestic flights are available from Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Nelson. Travellers are allowed on the domestic flight if they hold a ticket for an international flight scheduled to depart no more than 24 hours from the departure time of connecting domestic flights. In addition to having the right to transit through all the countries in the itinerary.
  • During the nationwide lockdown, public transport, and ferries can mostly be used for essential services and freight, and there are limited options for essential trips. Only essential services are permitted to operate, including supermarkets, food and beverage production, delivery services and pharmacies. All outdoor and indoor gatherings are not permitted, except those at workplaces for essential services. People are only allowed to leave their homes to buy essential supplies or for solitary exercise.

New Caledonia

International restrictions:

  • From 21 March, all international flights to and from New Caledonia have been suspended until 31 May.
  • All passengers arriving in New Caledonia will be self-isolated for 14 days at their home or hotel. Checks will be undertaken by the local authorities.
  • Passengers with symptoms (cough and fever) will be placed in quarantine at the hospital until their screening test is negative.

Internal restrictions

  • The authorities have ordered people to stay at home from 23 March until 13 April. A small group of essential service personnel will be allowed to continue working. People will only be allowed to leave their homes to buy food or seek medical assistance.
  • A curfew from 22.00 - 05.00 has been imposed in Dumbea commune from 6 April.

Nicaragua

International restrictions:

  • All flights are suspended. Airlines wishing to operate flights must request 72 hours in advance along with the passenger manifest.
  • As of 1 April, AeroMexico is the only international carrier still operating flights from Nicaragua.

Niger

International restrictions:

  • Passengers coming from countries with COVID-19 cases will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine.
  • A new statement by authorities on 17 March indicates that all land borders will be closed, except to freight transportation.
  • All international flights to and from Niger will be suspended for 14 days from 20 March. The suspension does not apply to domestic, sanitary, and military flights.
  • All travellers suspected to be positive for the virus will be held until confirmed in allocated facilities.

Internal restrictions:

  • A nationwide state of emergency was announced on 27 March.
  • Travel between the capital Niamey and other urban centres is prohibited from 29 March for seven days.
  • A curfew is in place in Niamey from 28 March between 19.00 and 06.00.
  • All gatherings above 50 people are barred, including family and social gatherings.
  • Schools and social venues, including bars, restaurants and cinema are closed.

Nigeria

International restrictions:

  • Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital Abuja are closed to inbound commercial flights from 23:00 (GMT) on 23 March until 23 April, bringing all incoming international flights across the nation to a halt. Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark.
  • Mallam-Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa shut from 21 March until further notice.
  • All land borders have been closed for travellers with immediate effect for four weeks.

Internal restrictions:

  • Government is imposing restrictions on offshore oil workers
  • Internal airline Azman Air, along with other airlines, have suspended operations across the country starting 00.00, 27 March.
  • Internal airline Ibom Air to stop all operations from 23.59 on 27 March.
  • Abia state: All state borders closed from 04.00 on 29 March. Since 1 April, all but non-essential workers are required to stay home and the transit of commercial vehicles (except cargo) is prohibited. The measure is expected to last initially until 8 April. Public gatherings limited to 30 participants while nightlife social entertaining has been banned. All hotels are required to notify authorities of any suspicious guest.
  • Abuja (Federal Capital Territory): From 30 March at 23.00 residents are required to remain in their accommodation for an initial period of 14 days. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended. All businesses, except essential ones like healthcare providers and food distributors, are closed in the same period; private security companies are also exempted. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. Markets are allowed to open daily between 10.00 and 14.00 (all times local).
  • Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states are to close from 31 March for at least two weeks. All markets selling non-essential items will be closed. Taxis, buses and tricycles will be banned from operating in the state during this period.
  • Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. Stay-at-home order to be implemented from 30 March. All markets and shops are to close except for those selling foodstuffs and medicine.
  • Anambra state: The state’s borders and schools are closed. All markets in the state to be closed until 13 April , except for shops selling food and essentials.
  • Bauchi state: From 18.00 (local time) on 2 April, the state will implement a 14-day lockdown. Every Wednesday and Saturday between 10.00 and 16.00, people will be allowed to leave their residences to purchase essential products. All state borders are to be closed.
  • Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 07.00 has been in place since 29 March. The state borders were closed on the same day. Portion of civil servants to go on two weeks stay-at-home. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended.
  • Borno state: Total lockdown from 31 March onwards.
  • Cross River state: Starting from 12.00 on 3 April all residents are required to wear a face mask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over 5 people. Indefinite suspension of the Local Government Council elections due to take place on 28 March.
  • Delta state: A lockdown has been in place since 2 April for at least two weeks. Major roads and markets are currently closed. Gatherings are limited to 20 participants. Certain civil servants to stay at home until further notice. Closure of all schools and socialising venues (cinemas, nightclubs) indefinitely closed.
  • Ebonyi state: All social gatherings banned until April 24. Closure of schools and social venues. Religious gatherings restricted to 50 people.
  • Edo state: Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open.
  • Ekiti: Closure of all schools. Markets closed with exception of essential goods and medicine sellers. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants.
  • Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all inter-state transportation until further notice from 18.00 on 31 March. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended. All civil servants to work from home.
  • Kaduna state: Authorities announced a 24-hour curfew starting from 27 March. No movement outside the resident’s accommodations is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Protests against this measure are possible over the coming days. The restrictions have been suspended from 1 to 2 April to allow people to purchase essential goods. From 7 April, every Tuesday and Wednesday the restrictions will be relaxed.
  • Katsina state: Starting from 28 February at 06.00, the state will close all its land borders prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction.
  • Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed.
  • Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. From 28 March, all residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely.
  • Lagos state : From 30 March at 23.00 residents are required to remain in their accommodation for an initial period of 14 days. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended. All businesses, except essential ones like healthcare providers and food distributors, are closed in the same period; private security companies are also exempted. Markets are allowed to open daily between 10.00 and 14.00 (all times local). Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. An overnight curfew in Lagos city between 20.00 and 06.00 will be in effect from 29 March until further notice.
  • Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 from 2 April and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00 from 2 April. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown.
  • Niger state: A 12-hour curfew is in force between 08.00 and 20.00 (local time) until further notice. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited. State borders are closed as of 2 April from 18.00. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed.
  • Ogun state: From 30 March at 23.00 residents are required to remain in their accommodation for an initial period of 14 days. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended. All businesses, except essential ones like healthcare providers and food distributors, are closed in the same period; private security companies are also exempted. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagary Highway. All churches in the state to be closed down from 28 March upon order of the Christian Association of Nigeria. Markets will open every 48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00 (all times local) from 7 April.
  • Ondo state: Closure of all markets in the state from 31 March until further notice. The local government elections scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely. State borders are closed as of 2 April from 18.00. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed.
  • Osun state: complete lockdown effective from 29 March until further notice.
  • Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons.
  • Plateau state: Civil servants to work from home until 25 April. Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. All entry and border points to now health filter entries. State borders are closed as of 2 April from 18.00. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed. Complete lockdown is considered should social distancing rules not be respected.
  • Rivers state: Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. Effective from 31 March, there will be a dusk to dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets.
  • Sokoto state: all interstate roads closed from 28 March until 10 April. All civil servants required to work from home.
  • Taraba state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 has been implemented until further notice. The authorities also ordered the closure of markets, mosques and churches. State borders are closed as of 2 April from 18.00. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed.
  • Yobe state: the state land borders will be closed from 31 March.

Niue

International restrictions:

  • All travellers who have been in China in the 30 days prior to arrival are not allowed to enter. They must have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of COVID-19 for at least 14 days before entering Niue and have official medical clearance within three days prior to arrival.

Norway

International restrictions:

  • Only Norwegian citizens and foreigners holding a valid residence permit will be permitted to enter Norway.
  • Those who are permitted to enter the country face a mandatory 14-day home quarantine, regardless of symptoms or nationality.
  • Any foreign citizens still in Norway have been urged to leave the country as soon as possible.
  • All airports and ports in Norway have stopped normal operations from 08.00 (local time) on 16 March. However, aircraft carrying Norwegian citizens and permanent residents will still be allowed to land. Very limited international flights.

Internal restrictions:

  • Educational facilities, bars, restaurants and all social events are closed.
  • Internal flights will continue to operate. Travel within Norway should be for essential purposes only.
  • On 12 March authorities declared emergency measures and restrictions, prolonged until 13 April.

North Korea

International restrictions:

  • Borders closed for all foreign tourists. A 30-day quarantine will be imposed for all foreign visitors.

North Macedonia

International restrictions:

  • The state of emergency was pronounced by the President on 18 March. As of 18 March the country has closed air and land borders, shutting down the Skopje International Airport (SKP)
  • Skopje international airport closed at 00.00, 18 March. All airports in North Macedonia are closed for commercial flights.
  • Only citizens and legal residents are allowed to enter.

Internal restrictions:

  • Every citizen who leaves the country will sign a document stating that he will not be allowed to return to the country in the next three months.
  • The authorities have imposed a nationwide nightly curfew between 21.00 and 05.00, effective from 22 March. Public transport will be suspended during the curfew. On 24 March, authorities also further restricted movements for specific individuals: people under 18 will be able to go outside only between 12.00 and 21.00 and people over 67 between 05.00 and 11.00.
  • A crisis situation was declared for the municipalities of Debar and Centar Zupa: all indoor and outdoor public gatherings banned, as well as public and private gatherings. Shops and services including catering and other public facilities (markets, nightclubs, fitness rooms, betting) are to remain closed. Measures to control passenger and other motor vehicles for entry into Debar and Center Zupa are being implemented. The entrance is allowed only to persons who are residents of the municipalities, while at the same time the exit of all citizens found in the area of both municipalities is strictly prohibited.
  • On 25 March, authorities announced new restrictions in Kumanovo. Public transport within the municipality and towards other cities is suspended. All shops still open in semi-open malls will also be closed.

Northern Mariana Islands

International restrictions:

  • All international flights have been suspended from 6-30 April, with the exception of freight and medical transport.
  • All travellers from China are banned from entry. All travellers, including residents arriving from a COVID-19 affected country will be subject to screening and a mandatory 14-day quarantine at one of the seven designated facilities. Failure to comply may result in penalties and fines. Travellers staying for less than 14 days will be allowed to leave before the end of the quarantine period.

Internal restrictions:

  • All non-essential government offices and functions are closed until further notice. All businesses with facilities open to the general public can only operate from 06.00 to 13.00.
  • Star Marianas Air has suspended inter-island flights starting on 3 April, with the exception of cargo and medical evacuation flights between Rota, Saipan and Tinian islands.

Oman

International restrictions:

  • All international and domestic passenger flights (including transit) suspended from 12.00 (local time) on 29 March until further notice.
  • A daily flight will continue to operate between the capital’s Muscat International Airport (MCT) and Khasab Airport (KHS, Musandam governorate), as well as cargo flights.
  • As of 18 March, all non-Omani nationals will be barred entry until further notice. This ban includes Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens and foreign nationals holding valid tourist, business and residency visas. Airport transits remain unaffected. Foreign nationals will be permitted to depart the country during this time, although Omani citizens will not be. Exceptions for Omanis may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • All cruise ships will also be banned from docking at Omani ports for 30 days from 15 March.

Internal restrictions:

  • From 1 April, there will be checkpoints at borders between governorates. People are encouraged to stay at home unless travelling for essential food or services. Exemptions are made for: employees in the public or private sector who need to be at a certain location to fulfil their duties; ambulance and emergency service vehicles; military and security vehicles; commercial vehicles; and exceptional cases for citizens or residents based on assessment from the authorities manning the checkpoint.
  • All parks, play areas, social gatherings and Friday prayers are banned until further notice.
  • Curfew on minors implemented indicates that all people under the age of 18 must remain indoors from 19.00 to 06.00.
  • Suspension of all public transport including all buses, ferries, taxis, vans and microbuses until further notice.
  • Buses and ferries heading to Musandam and the Wilayat of Masirah are exempt from the new restrictions.

Pakistan

International restrictions:

  • Pakistan announced 21 March that it will be suspending international flights from 20.00 (local time) until 23.59, 11 April. This will not be applicable to cargo and diplomatic flights.
    • The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security clarified in a press conference that there is no prohibition on outgoing passengers from Pakistan on non-PIA flights but since no carrier would be flying in, it is automatically understood that outbound traffic would be halted as well.
  • From 21 March, all international arrivals will be required to provide a medical certificate stating the results of the COVID-19 test conducted 24 hours prior to boarding the flights. This will be requested at the point of disembarkation in Pakistan.
  • All travellers are required to submit a health declaration form and undergo health screening upon arrival.
  • All land borders are closed until at least 11 April. On 20 March, Prime Minister Imran Khan re-opened the Pakistan-Afghanistan border between Chaman and Spin Boldak, Kandahar, from 21-22 March for trade. It has since been closed again.

Internal restrictions:

  • All domestic flights will be suspended from 26 March to until 23.59, 11 April.
  • The National Highways and Motorways Police announced on 26 March that passenger buses and vans will be banned from the motorway network. However, vehicles carrying goods, petroleum products and daily use items with minimum staff, as well as private vehicles with maximum two passengers giving valid reason of travelling, will be allowed to enter the network.
  • Multiple provincial and territorial governments have invoked Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, so as to declare restrictions on movement, bans on public gatherings, suspensions or restrictions to business operations (except essential services) and restrictions on public transport. On 1 April, the federal government extended the current restrictions on public movement until 14 April and has asked all provincial governments to ensure implementation of the decision. Extensions to the various deadlines on provincial-level restrictions (see below for a partial list), which were initially slated to end on 7 April, can be expected in the coming days.
    • Islamabad Capital Territory: City authorities in the capital Islamabad have closed all markets, shopping malls, restaurants and private offices. Public offices will function from 10.00 to 16.00, except on Friday where they will function from 10.00 to 13.00. All non-essential gatherings are banned. Two persons per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies.
    • Punjab province: Authorities have closed all markets, shopping malls, restaurants, private offices and non-essential public offices. All non-essential gatherings are banned. Two persons per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies. On 1 April, the authorities in Lahore announced that all stores exempted from the above restrictions, including meat shops and milk shops, will be closed at 17.00. Pharmacies, petrol pumps and certain grocery stores will be allowed to remain open during this period.
    • Sindh province: Authorities have closed all non-essential businesses, shopping malls, hotels and public entertainment areas. All shops exempted from the above restrictions will only be allowed to function from 08.00 to 17.00. There is a complete ban on non-essential movement of people from 17.00 to 08.00. One person per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies.
    • Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province: Authorities in Peshawar have closed all restaurants and shops other than those selling groceries, medicine and other essential supplies. All non-essential gatherings are banned. Two persons per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies. The provincial authorities have extended public holidays until 5 April and banned large gatherings until 30 April.
    • Balochistan province: The authorities have closed all markets, shopping malls, private offices and non-essential public offices. All non-essential gatherings are banned. There is a complete ban on all non-essential movement of people within Quetta. One person per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies.
  • The Gilgit-Baltistan territorial government declared a 'home lockdown' on 23 March for an indefinite period, which will be legally enforced. Grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential services will remain open, while inter-district and intra-city public transport and non-essential shops will be closed.
  • Pakistan Railways announced the reduction of inter-city express trains starting 22 March.
  • On 13 March, the government announced a countrywide shutdown of all schools for the next three weeks.

Palau

International restrictions:

  • All commercial flights to and from Palau have been suspended until further notice.
  • The authorities have temporarily restricted entry for foreign visitors from or transiting via mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao (both China SAR) in the past 14 days.
  • Travellers allowed entry will be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Palestinian Territories

  • A 30-day state of emergency has been announced by the Palestinian Authority across Area A areas of the West Bank. This includes the limiting of movement between Palestinian cities to essential travel only, the closure of all educational institutions, tourist and religious sites, and, the cancelling of all bookings for foreign tourists (banning foreign tourists from West Bank hotels).
  • The West Bank city of Bethlehem is under lockdown. Palestinians working in West Bank Israeli settlements are no longer permitted to enter these settlements.
  • Authorities have announced from 22 March until 5 April a ban on all non-essential movements outside one’s own accommodation. Key workers, including health workers, pharmacists, bakers, public administration staff and those working in grocery stores are exempt from this ban.

Panama

Inbound restrictions:

  • The country’s borders were indefinitely shut to foreign nationals and non-residents on 16 March.
  • All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended for 30 days, beginning 23 March.
  • Panamanian citizens and residents arriving before 23 March are permitted to enter the country but will be subject to a 14 day mandatory quarantine. This measure does not apply to any travellers that are transiting through Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
  • Any traveller displaying flu-like symptoms will be immediately taken to the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in the capital Panama City for quarantine.
  • Humanitarian, cargo, and domestic flights can continue and are not subject to the flight suspension beginning on 23 March.

Outbound restrictions:

  • All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended for 30 days, beginning 23 March.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Domestic air travel has ceased
  • A country wide curfew has been implemented since 17 March, and as of 30 March is 24 hours long. Individuals can only be outside the home for a maximum of two hours for food and/or medicine purchase.

Papua New Guinea

International restrictions:

  • Effective from 24 March, all international flights with the exception of limited flight options to Brisbane, Cairns and Singapore, will be suspended until 7 April.
  • Starting 23 March, no person except for the below stated are allowed to enter the territory. This regulation will be in place until at least 6 April.
    • Health workers
    • Persons assisting the territory to combat COVID-19
    • Diplomatic personnel with a diplomatic passport and in possession of a written authorisation from the Minister of Health to enter the territory
    • Flight crew and cargo vessel crew (prohibited from leaving aircraft)
    • Military personnel
    • Papua New Guinea nationals and permanent residents are also included in the restrictions above.
    • This ban will be in place for until 30 March, with ongoing review. No restrictions on passengers wishing to leave the territory. Cargo is allowed to enter, subject to clearance by local authorities.
  • The country’s border crossing with Indonesia, specifically the Wutung border post, has been closed from 9 February.
  • Travellers coming from the European Union, United Kingdom, China and the United States of America must fulfill a 14-day pre-entry quarantine.
  • Cruise ships or yachts with more than 15 passengers will be refused entry. Sea arrivals are only permitted at declared ports of Motukea (Port Moresby), Lae and Rabaul.
  • Processing of visas on arrival is currently suspended. All travellers must obtain a valid physical visa or eVisa prior to arrival.
  • Airline, immigration, customs, and/or health authorities are actively screening arriving passengers to prevent the importation of COVID-19, including through thermal scanning, public health declarations, and examination of travel histories.
  • The Solomon Islands-Bougainville border has been closed till further notice.

Internal restrictions:

  • The nationwide state of emergency declared from 24 March has been extended for two additional months. Domestic flights are scheduled to resume from 6 April, though movement between provinces remains suspended, with the exception of cargo, medicine and government personnel.
  • Starting from 25 March, all roads into the Central province will be blocked. Transport of cargo and essential services are exempted.
  • Public transportation as well as the movement of people between provinces is banned. Only cargo, medicine and government personnel will be allowed such travel.
  • All non-essential workers are advised to stay at home.
  • Ban on gatherings of over 100 people.
  • Schools will be closed for two weeks starting 23 March.
  • Entertainment and sports venues are closed.

Paraguay

Inbound restrictions:

  • Border closure for all foreign travellers from 16 March until 12 April. Paraguayan nationals and residents will be permitted to enter the country; however, they will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days in military barracks.
  • Visas issued to Chinese nationals are void.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • All flights from Europe will be suspended from 14-26 March; however, airports will continue to operate.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to Paraguay.
  • 24 hours curfew is in place, with exceptions for essential services until 12 April.
  • As of 10 March, all educational institutions and large public and private events are suspended for 15 days.
  • On 20 March, President Mario Abdo Benitez announced that the quarantine is extended until 12 April- there was no language about entry restrictions also being extended

Peru

Inbound restrictions:

  • Beginning 16 March, the government has closed its borders to all international travellers. All arrival and departure flights at Jorge Chavez International Airport serving Lima will be suspended on 17 March.
  • Peruvian citizens will have to undergo a 15-day mandatory quarantine.
  • As of 14 March, all cruise ships are not permitted to dock in Peruvian ports for 30 days.
  • A 30 day suspension of all flights to Europe and Asia was established on 16 March.

Outbound restrictions:

  • From 16 March, the government has closed its borders to all international travellers for 15 days.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • American Airlines have announced suspension of flights to Peru until 6 May.
  • From 16 March, flight arrivals from Europe and Asia are suspended for 30 days.
  • A nationwide curfew is in immediate effect between 20.00-05.00 until further notice.
  • All educational institutions have been suspended until 30 March.

Philippines

International restrictions:

  • Issuance of visas and visa-free entry services for all foreign travellers has been suspended since 19 March. Previously issued visas to foreign travellers have been cancelled. Visas that have been issued to foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals, as well as Foreign Government and International Organisation officials, remain valid.
  • Foreign nationals will be temporarily barred from entering the Philippines from 22 March. This includes foreign nationals under Visa Waiver Agreements, Special Visas, Executive Order No. 408, holders of Hong Kong (SAR), Macao (SAR) and British National Overseas passports and Immigrant and Non-immigrant visas. Exemptions will be granted to overseas Filipino workers, Philippine passport holders and foreign spouses of Filipino citizens, as well as foreign crew members.
  • Foreign travellers with travel/transit history to mainland China, Hong Kong (SAR), Macao (SAR), North Gyeongsang Province (South Korea) in the past 14 days will be barred entry. Foreign travellers who have travel/transit history to Iran or Italy in the past 14 days will be required to present medical documentation validated by their respective embassies. Citizens and residents with such travel history are exempt from the above restrictions but will be subject to 14-day quarantine.
  • Luzon Island, where the capital region Metro Manila is located, is under enhanced community quarantine until at least 12 April. Also, Cebu province will be placed under enhanced community quarantine starting 12.00 on 28 March. The implications of this are:
    • Restricted air, land and maritime movement, except for cargo.
    • Domestic flights in Luzon and Cebu have been suspended.
    • Inbound flights throughout the quarantine period will be limited for the repatriation of Filipino nationals from overseas.
    • Ports will continue to be open to cargo ships, no embarkation and disembarkation of crew will be allowed.
    • All travellers from countries with COVID-19 local transmissions are barred from entry, except Filipino citizens and their families (including foreign spouses), permanent residents, and those with diplomatic visas. They will be subject to quarantine measures depending on their travel history.
  • The Department of Transportation has advised that all persons, regardless of nationality except for Filipino tourists, may now fly out of the country at any time. Inbound international travellers are allowed entry subject to strict immigration and quarantine protocols. Only one person is allowed to transport passengers to the airport and the driver must carry with them a copy of the passengers’ airline ticket.
  • On 26 March, the authorities banned Filipino overseas foreign workers from travelling to Hong Kong, following the lifting of earlier restrictions on such travel.
  • The Department of Tourism has created a Tourism Airport Team that provides a 24-hour service to stranded tourists at airports. Travellers may contact the Department of Tourism or the regional government for further information.

Internal restrictions:

  • From 19 March, all travellers are not allowed to enter Davao Region, till at least 26 March. Residents may go out, but are not allowed to return until after 14 days. Residents may leave the region prior to the closure but may be denied entry once the borders are closed. This regional lockdown prevails the previous ‘community quarantine’, a form of localized lockdowns within the region.
  • Hotels and other hospitality businesses may only operate during the lockdown if:
    • They have guests who booked their stay on or before 17 March.
    • They have guests who have existing long-term leases.
    • They are housing employees of establishments exempted from the lockdown.
  • Home quarantine is enforced on Luzon Island. People can only leave their homes to buy basic necessities like food and medicine. The curfew remains in place over Metro Manila from 20.00 to 05.00 until 14 April.
  • Several other cities have also implemented curfews.
  • An enhanced community quarantine has been implemented in Davao City and Davao region. In Davao City, daily curfew timing will be adjusted to 18.00-06.00 from 7 April. Residents can only leave the house with a Food and Medicine (FM) pass. In Davao region, a daily curfew has been imposed between 21.00 and 05.00 since 4 April. Work from home is being enforced except for those in essential services.
  • Curfew exemptions will be granted to those involved in providing basic necessities, food preparation and delivery services, energy and telecommunications, as well as healthcare workers, water refilling workers, financial services workers, media personnel, and people transiting to and from work, with necessary identification and certificate of employment.
  • Mass public transportation as well as taxis and ride-hailing services are suspended during the quarantine
  • All mass gatherings are banned.
  • Those with private cars are only allowed to drive for essential purposes such as purchasing essential goods and accessing healthcare services.
  • Private organisations allowed to operate are only those related to food and medicine production and distribution as well as health services. Banks, money transfer services, utilities, telcos, and outsourcing and export firms are also exempt.
  • Security posture will be heightened to enforce quarantine.
  • At least 82 different localities have imposed differing restrictions and quarantine measures. For further details, please refer to our Philippines country alerts.

Poland

International restrictions:

  • Borders are closed and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings until at least 14 April. International rail and air transport are suspended until further notice.
  • Foreign nationals are barred from entering the country until 14 April. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.

Internal restrictions:.

  • Domestic flights have been suspended since 16 March and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable.
  • Secondary schools and universities to be closed until Easter. Since 12 March, cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed.
  • On 24 March, authorities announced further restrictions as a ‘state of pandemic emergency’ was established: people should only leave home to go to work, food or medicine shopping at least until 11 April. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals).
  • Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters.
  • From 1 April:
  • people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian,
  • parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed,
  • hotels and accommodations are closed and all guests must leave these facilities by 2 April
  • the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people
  • people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine,
  • ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines.

Portugal

International restrictions:

  • On 16 March, authorities suspended all land, air and maritime connections with Spain. Overland travel into Portugal will be possible only by Portuguese citizens, residents, and workers. Border crossing will only be possible in nine localities (Valença, Quintanilha, Vilaverde (Norte region), Vilar Formoso, Termas de Monfortinho, (Centro region), Marvão, Caia, Vilaverde de Ficalho (Alentejo region), Vila Real de Santo António (Algarve region).
  • All Portuguese airports will be closed to commercial air traffic on 9-13 April. Only repatriation and emergency flights will be authorised. Airports will reopen on 14 April.
  • Access to Portuguese airports is allowed only to passengers holding proof of departure on the same day. Tickets cannot be bought within the airport’s Airlines booths.
  • Passengers of cruise ships are not allowed to disembark in Portuguese ports.
  • Effective 22 March, all citizens arriving into Faro district from abroad will have to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine.

Internal restrictions:

  • On 2 April Portugal extended a state of emergency at least until 17 April allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of the virus. Only essential travel is now allowed across the territory. A compulsory confinement at home or a health centre will be in place. People will also be banned from leaving the municipalities they live in from 9-13 April.
  • Gatherings of more than 1,000 people are banned, while night clubs will remain closed.
  • Schools and universities are closed for at least one month from 16 March.
  • All foreigners with pending residency applications will be treated as permanent residents from Monday onwards until at least 1 July.

Qatar

International restrictions:

  • All inbound flights to Qatar remain suspended until further notice with the exception of transit and cargo flights. As of 16 March, travellers with all visas (residency, business, tourist) will not be allowed to enter the country. National carrier Qatar Airways will still be operating but only transit passengers with connecting flights can board. The ban does not apply to Qatari citizens, though they may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • All commercial businesses and non-essential shops remain closed from 27 March. Public transportation has been suspended and all social gatherings banned.
  • An area of 32.1 sq.km in the Industrial Area of Doha has been put in full lockdown.

Reunion

International restrictions:

  • As of 20 March, only French nationals and residents will be authorised to enter (see France section).
  • All international flights are suspended, except for three flights per week between La Reunion and Paris.
  • All travellers arriving in La Reunion will undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Internal restrictions:

  • Despite the level 3 on the mainland (see our France section), La Reunion department has implemented several measures but remains at Level 2. Only essential movements are allowed with a certificate valid for each trip. All non-essential movements are subject to a fine of 135 euros.
  • La Possession city has imposed a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 until 5 April.

Romania

International restrictions:

  • From 22 March non-Romanian citizens are prohibited from entering the country except as part of a well defined transit itinerary, with some exceptions, including diplomats, residents, or immediate family members.
  • All persons coming to Romania from countries defined as ‘red’ sanitary zones will be placed in a 14-day quarantine in a state-run unit. Currently these are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the US.
  • Travellers from any other country will have to undergo home self-isolation at a single address communicated to authorities upon entering the country. They will be escorted by security forces from point of entry to this location and checked upon on a daily basis. Violation of home self-confinement leads to automatic isolation in a state regulated accommodation for 14 days and billing of fees to the individual, atop the potential fines and jail time.
  • Commercial flights to and from all red zone countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the US) have been indefinitely suspended. The measure does not apply to cargo, mail and humanitarian flights, or to flights providing emergency medical services and to non-commercial technical landings.
  • The authorities have closed most road borders with Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine where only citizens and the exceptions aforementioned will be allowed entry and escorted by security forces to their in-country isolation destination.

Internal restrictions:

  • Gatherings larger than three people are banned.
  • Non-essential movement has been prohibited since 24 March. Exceptions include work, grocery shopping and emergencies.
  • People over 65 are only allowed to go outside for the above-mentioned reasons between 11.00 and 13.00 (local time).
  • The army is deployed to enforce the restrictions, including armed special forces. They have batons and non-lethal weapons but also carry firearms.
  • On 30 March the city of Suceava (Suceava county) was placed under strict lockdown. No travel to and from the city will be permitted as well as no movement within the city. The military has been deployed to ensure strict abidance by the confinement rules. Neighbouring villages of Adancata, Bosanci, Ipotesti, Mitocu Dragomirnei, Moara, Salcea, Scheia and Patrauti (all Suceava county) have also been closed. Extension of the entire county has not been ruled out by authorities.
  • On 4 April, the commune of Tandarei (Ialomita county) has also been placed under lockdown, enforced by the same security apparatus.

Russia

International restrictions:

  • All international flights, including charter flights, have been suspended. Exceptions will be made for diplomatic/humanitarian flights and government authorised aircraft and special flights repatriating Russian citizens.
  • Authorities have announced a ban on foreign travellers into Russia from 18 March until at least 1 May. Transit passengers are exempt from the ban. Other categories exempt from the restrictions include diplomatic staff, international truck drivers, airline crews and existing visa holders entering Russia due to the death of a close relative. CIS citizens as well as those who live in the breakaway separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are exempted from the travel ban from 24 March.
  • All visa applications for Chinese nationals have been suspended since 19 February.
  • All of the country's borders remain closed and most international rail services have been suspended until further notice. Rail links between the capital Moscow and Nice (France) have been closed until further notice.
  • Iranian and Italian nationals are barred entry into the country.
  • The Russian foreign ministry has advised its citizens to refrain from travelling to Iran, Italy and South Korea and countries where the number of COVID-19 cases is rapidly growing.
  • Russia has significantly suspended the majority of flights to and from Iran; with the exception of flights operated by Aeroflot and Mahan Air.
  • Russian foreign ministry advised its citizens to refrain from travelling to Iran, Italy and South Korea and countries where the number of COVID-19 is rapidly growing.
  • All Russian airlines except Aeroflot and its sub-brand Aurora have suspended flights with South Korea.
  • Russian nationals returning on repatriation flights will be required to stay under self-imposed quarantine for 14 days. While these quarantine measures are an obligation in Moscow, they are only a recommendation for travellers arriving in St. Petersburg.
  • All passengers will be screened and undergo medical screening procedures upon arrival.
  • The Moscow healthcare department confirmed the newly introduced mandatory self-quarantine restrictions are applicable to all travellers arriving in the country. Short-term passengers will be quarantined for the period of their trip if less than 14-days; there are no restrictions on them taking their outbound flights. It is still unclear how this will be controlled and what the penalty will be for non-compliance.

Internal restrictions:

  • Domestic flights remain largely unaffected by the flight suspension.
  • A high-alert level has been introduced in Moscow city. From 30 March, all people (regardless of age) in the capital Moscow and the rest of the Moscow Oblast should self-isolate at home until further notice. Residents will need a special pass to move around the city. Entering and exiting Moscow will still be possible.
  • Stay at home period extended until 30 April
  • The following regions have imposed ‘stay at home’ measures:
    • Adygea
    • Bashkiria
    • Buryatia
    • Kabardino-Balkaria
    • Karachay-Cherkessia
    • Komi
    • Mari El Republic
    • Mordovia
    • Tatarstan
    • Udmurtia
    • Chechnya
    • Chuvashia
    • Yakutia (selected areas )
    • Transbaikal region
    • Krasnodar region
    • Primorsky Krai
    • Khabarovsk Territory (only for people over 65 )
    • Arhangelsk region
    • Astrakhan region
    • Belgorod region (only a recommendation , not a ban)
    • Bryansk region
    • Vladimir region
    • Volgograd region (only a recommendation, not a ban)
    • Vologda Region
    • Voronezh region
    • Irkutsk region (only a recommendation, not a ban)
    • Kaliningrad region
    • Kaluga region
    • Kemerovo region
    • Kursk region
    • Lipetsk region
    • Moscow region
    • Murmansk region (recommendation , not prohibition)
    • Magadan Region
    • Novgorod region
    • Novosibirsk region
    • Nizhny Novgorod Region
    • Pskov region
    • Ryazan Oblast
    • Rostov region
    • Samara region
    • Saratov region
    • Sakhalin Oblast
    • Sverdlovsk region
    • Tomsk region
    • Ulyanovsk region
    • Moscow
    • St. Petersburg (ban only for people over 65 years old, recommendation for others).
  • The Republic of Chechnya has closed its capital Grozny to all incoming visitors and prohibited people in the region from leaving their homes, except for buying essential food and/or medicine. Chechnya will close its borders and suspend all land and air travel from 5 April. On 3 April a curfew was implemented from 20.00 to 08.00 (local time).
  • The cities of Abakan (Khakassia), Cherepovets (Vologda Region) and Elista (Kalmykia) have imposed an emergency regime, entailing the closure of all shops, except for grocery stores and pharmacies, as well as ceased all transportation between the cities (in these regions).
  • Authorities have approved legislation imposing severe punishment — including up to five years in prison — for people convicted of spreading false information about the coronavirus. The legislation also imposes punishments for people breaking coronavirus quarantine rules, including up to seven years in prison.

Rwanda

International restrictions:

  • On 21 March, the country closed all its borders except for goods, cargo and returning citizens and permanent residents, who will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at designated locations upon their return.
  • All travellers from one of the countries in which cases of infection with the virus have been recorded, will be registered and subjected to a daily monitoring for 14 days (calculated from the date of departure from one of the countries with contagion cases. All travellers from one of the countries in which cases of infection with the virus have been recorded, who present symptoms will undergo quarantine..
  • All commercial inbound and outbound flights, including with RwandaAir, will be suspended from 23.59 on 20 March for a period of 30 days. Cargo and emergency flights will continue to operate normally.
  • Burundi-bound cargo trucks from Kenya and Uganda are not allowed to enter the country.

Internal restrictions:

  • A ban on all non-essential movements outside one’s own accommodation has been extended to 19 April. Movement for health emergencies and grocery shopping is allowed. All employees must work from home.
  • All public gatherings are banned countrywide; Closure of all schools
  • All businesses may continue operating, albeit with a one metre distance between customers.

Saba

International restrictions:

  • For details on Saba see Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Inbound restrictions:

  • All travellers who have been to or travelled through China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore or South Korea within the 14 days prior to arrival are advised to not enter the country, and may be denied entry.
  • Persons coming from or who have transited China will be subject to screening at the port of entry and may be detained and taken to a health facility for quarantine or have movement restricted if they are found to be symptomatic upon completion of a health screening.
  • Increased surveillance at all ports of entry.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • US citizens who are attempting to return to the US from the Eastern Caribbean and need assistance should complete the provided form for each person wishing to return to the US.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to Saint Kitts and Nevis.
  • On 28 March, the St. Kitts and Nevis government declared a state of emergency and imposed a daily curfew from 19:00-05:00.
  • Non-essential businesses are closed, and essential businesses that remain open are required to maintain 6-feet between all persons inside and outside the business.

Saint Lucia

Inbound restrictions:

  • Nationals of St. Lucia who have been in China, Hong Kong (SAR China), Italy, Japan, Singapore or South Korea in the past 14 days will be subject to immediate quarantine for a maximum of 14 days. Travellers found to have higher-than-expected temperatures will be receiving additional screening.
  • Saint Lucia is restricting entry of any foreigners who have been in mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Spain, mainland France, Germany, Iran, and the United Kingdom during the past 14 days. The government will quarantine any Saint Lucia nationals returning from or transiting through China for 14 days. This does not apply to nationals of St. Lucia.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • US citizens who are attempting to return to the US from the Eastern Caribbean and need assistance should complete the provided form for each person wishing to return to the US.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to St Lucia.
  • Established COVID-19 hotline to address concerns and questions about COVID-19; number is 311.
  • Curfew extended on 3/30, from 20.00-05.00 through April 14
  • stay at home imposed, business activity reduced, public asked to remain at home

Saint Martin (French part)

Inbound restrictions:

  • Those who have travelled to areas of high infection rate are asked to self-monitor, wear masks, and reduce non-essential travel for 14 days. Those who believe they may be infected should dial 15 for assistance.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • US citizens who are attempting to return to the US from the Eastern Caribbean and need assistance should complete the provided form for each person wishing to return to the US.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to Saint Martin (France).

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Inbound restrictions:

  • Travellers who have been to China, Hong Kong (China SAR), Macao (China SAR), Italy, Japan, Singapore or South Korea will be quarantined for 14 days.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • US citizens who are attempting to return to the US from the Eastern Caribbean and need assistance should complete the provided form for each person wishing to return to the US.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Samoa

International restrictions:

  • Effective from 21 March, the border will be closed, except for returning Samoan citizens and residents.
  • Arriving citizens and residents must show they’ve tested negative for COVID-19.
  • Effective from 21 March, flights have been suspended between Samoa and Australia until further notice.

Internal restrictions:

  • Samoa has extended its State of Emergency by four weeks, which means that the restrictions will remain in place until 3 May. There have been restrictions placed on public gatherings to a total of five.
  • Public transport carrying more than five people is to be temporarily halted and nightclubs, restaurants and cinemas are to be closed.
  • Travel to the island of Savai'i has been limited to just three days a week.

Sao Tome and Principe

International restrictions:

  • Inbound and outbound commercial and charter passenger flights will be suspended from 08.00 (local time) on 19 March for 15 days at least; cargo flights will continue operating normally. Nationals and non-national residents who return to the country will be subject to mandatory home quarantine accompanied by health agents and police forces upon arrival. The docking of cruise ships at the country’s ports has also been suspended.
  • All travellers will be checked upon arrival and authorities will quarantine any traveller presenting fever or similar infection symptoms.

Saudi Arabia

International restrictions:

  • The suspension of all international flights to/from Saudi Arabia is extended on 28 March until further notice.
  • All land crossings remain restricted to commercial trucks only.
  • Saudi citizens and residents are NOT exempted.
  • Saudi authorities shut down domestic flights and public transport for 14 days starting Saturday. Flights associated with humanitarian assistance, medical evacuation aircrafts as well as private flights are excluded under the new measures.
  • Saudi is ready to take stranded citizens abroad back through Riyadh-based King Khalid International Airport, Jeddah-based King Abdulaziz International Airport and Dammam-based King Fahd International Airport.

Internal restrictions:

  • A night curfew between 19.00 and 06.00 will be imposed for 21 days starting from 23 March.
  • A 24-hour curfew is in effect in the capital Riyadh, Tabuk (Tabuk province), Jeddah, Taif (both Mecca province), Dammam, Dhahran, Qatif, Khobar (all Eastern province), and Hofuf from 6 April and in Mecca, Medina from 2 April until further notice.
  • The Kingdom announced a lockdown in Makkah, Madinah and Riyadh – no residents are allowed to enter or leave these cities – with immediate effect from 25 March; as well as a lockdown on circulation between the kingdom’s 13 regions
  • The recently imposed curfew will begin at 15.00 instead of 19.00 in the cities of Dammam, Mecca, Medina, Riyadh and Taif, and Qatif governorate until further notice.
  • The ministry said curfew exemptions still apply to those in vital public and private sectors such as security, military and media. Those who work in health services are also excluded from the curfew.
  • Authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew on 7 neighbourhoods in Jeddah. The curfew, which effective as of 15.00 on 4 April, will apply to the following neighborhoods: Al-Mahjar, Al-Qurayyat, Ghulail, Kilo 13, Kilo 14 North, Kilo 14 South and Petromin.
  • Entrance to and exit from these seven neighborhoods in the Jeddah governorate is forbidden but residents can leave their homes to receive health care and buy food in their area between 06.00 and 15:00.

Senegal

International restrictions:

  • Following the partial suspension of the airspace on 18 March, the country’s airspace has been shut down from 20 March until 17 April. Cargo, evacuation and special authorised flights will continue to operate normally. (US embassy organising a repatriation flight for 2 April, form needed for passengers.)
  • Domestic flights between Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport and Ziguinchor will also operate normally.
  • Authorities announced they will close land borders with Gambia from 00.01 on 23 March.

Internal restrictions:

  • On 23 March, President Sall declared a state of emergency effective from midnight, with a countrywide curfew from 20.00 until 06.00. On 4 April, the state of emergency was extended until at least 2 May.
  • According to the state of emergency law, authorities will have the power to regulate the movement of people, vehicles and goods in specific locations and at certain times. They could also order the provisional closure of public places and meeting places, and to prohibit public or private meetings likely to cause disorder.
  • All public gatherings are prohibited until further notice. These measures might cause disruption to internal travel.
  • From 14 March all public gatherings are banned. All schools are closed and national holiday celebrations on 4 April have been cancelled.

Serbia

International restrictions:

  • All commercial flights and rail services to/from the country have been suspended.
  • All border crossings have been closed for passenger rail and road transport. Only Serbian citizens and foreigners with permanent or temporary residence permits will be allowed to enter. The restrictions do not apply for cargo transport.

Internal restrictions:

  • All public transport has been temporarily suspended.
  • State of emergency introduced 15 March. On 28 March, the government announced that all Serbian citizens as well as foreigners with a residence permit who entered the country after 14 March - are obliged to extend their mandatory home self-isolation from 14 to 28 days.
  • All persons over 65 in urban areas and over 70 in towns with less than 5000 inhabitants are forbidden from leaving their homes. A night curfew is in place for all citizens from 17.00 until 05.00 local time (only those working night shifts are exempted). At weekends the curfew is between 15.00 and 05.00.
  • Gatherings of more than five people in a confined space have been banned.

Seychelles

International restrictions:

  • All foreign travellers, with the exception of nationals and permanent residents, who have been in Europe, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, and Iran in the 14 days prior to arrival are not allowed to enter or transit through the country. Seychellois nationals will be exempt from these measures, though those returning from these countries will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon re-entry.
  • Any passenger who has been to ANY of these countries in Europe, including Switzerland, the UK and the French Departments of Reunion and Mayotte, in the last 14 days (except returning Seychellois citizens) will NOT be allowed to enter Seychelles:
    • Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City.

Sierra Leone

International restrictions:

  • All commercial flights to/from Freetown International Airport are suspended from 21 March until further notice. Emergency flights are exempt from the above travel restrictions.
  • Land borders with Liberia and Guinea are closed for a period of 30 days. Essential cargo goods are exempt from this measure.
  • Mandatory quarantine for travellers from countries with more than 50 COVID-19 confirmed cases.

Internal restrictions:

  • The authorities have imposed a countrywide three-day lockdown from 5 April at 06.00 to 7 April at 11.59. Only essential movements, which include health personnel, security forces and designated journalists, are allowed.
  • President Julius Maada Bio declared on 24 March the state of emergency for a 12-month period. The army to be mobilised to enforce restrictions alongside police forces. Details are still emerging.
  • All events gathering more than 100 people are banned.

Singapore

International restrictions:

  • Effective from 29 March 23.59, all Long-Term Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted IPA for LTVP, who are planning to enter or return to Singapore, must obtain the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority permission before they commence their journey to Singapore. They can do so by submitting their application for entry to ICA_nCoV_request@ica.gov.sg.
  • From 27 March, all travellers permitted to enter Singapore will have to submit a health declaration form online before proceeding with immigration clearance.
  • Effective from 23.59 (local time) on 23 March, all short-term visitors will not be permitted to enter or transit through Singapore. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will only allow work pass holders who provide essential services to return to the country. At the current juncture, all work pass holders intending to return to Singapore need to obtain MOM’s approval prior to undertaking the journey.
    • British Airways BA15 and BA16 flights from London to Sydney have a specific arrangement with Singapore allowing flights to land in Singapore for refuelling. Passengers will not be allowed to leave the plane during this process.
  • Returning Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders (work pass, student pass, dependant pass, and long-term visit pass) will be required to stay in their place of residence at all times during a 14-day quarantine period. This requirement is known as the Stay-Home Notice (SHN), which is legally binding. Citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders transiting through Singapore without leaving the transit area will not be issued the SNH.
    • From 23.59 on 5 April, all Singaporean citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders returning from ASEAN countries, France, India, Switzerland, as well as previously announced UK and US, will be required to serve a 14-day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home Notice (SHN) facilities.
    • Chinese nationals with a long term pass in Singapore may only fly into Singapore if their final destination is Singapore - they may not transit to another location via Singapore. They will be quarantined upon entry to Singapore.
    • Exemptions: A "Stay-Home Notice" (SHN) has been introduced, requiring all Singapore residents (Citizens/PR) and long-term pass holders returning from mainland China (outside of Hubei) shall remain in their place of residence at all times during the 14-day period. Residents (Citizens/PR) or Long-term pass holders returning from Hubei, as well as PRs and Long-term pass holders with PRC passports issued in Hubei, will be quarantined at home or other suitable facilities for 14-days.
  • From 31 January 2020, MOM will reject all new work pass applications for foreign workers from mainland China until further notice. Renewal applications for existing work pass holders will not be affected.
  • All returning employees with Hubei travel history within 14 days prior to arrival in Singapore will be quarantined at home or other suitable facilities. Those who were already in Singapore before 28 January 2020 will be assessed by MOH and those at higher risk will be quarantined.
  • From 18 March, Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel abroad.

Internal restrictions:

  • All non-essential 'large-scale' events are cancelled.
  • From 27 March till at least 30 April, the government has ordered the temporary closure of entertainment venues (bars, night clubs, theatres and karaoke outlets). Gatherings, including those work-related, should now be limited to 10 people or fewer.
  • Employees at all workplaces are advised to record their temperature at least twice daily.
  • Employers have been advised to strengthen their business continuity plans, including allowing employees to work from home. Stricter control measures, such as restricting the number of visitors, can also be expected to be imposed at healthcare facilities and schools.

Sint Maarten (Dutch Part)

Inbound restrictions:

  • All foreign travellers with travel history to China, Germany, Hong Kong (China SAR), Iran, Italy, Japan, Macao (China SAR), Singapore, South Korea or Spain in the past 21 days are barred from entry. Nationals of the Netherlands are exempt.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to Sint Maarten (Netherlands).

Slovakia

International restrictions:

  • Slovakia is under a state of emergency, and on 27 March the country closed its borders with all neighbouring countries until further notice. International airports have also been closed until further notice. All international bus and rail traffic has been suspended. Only Slovak citizens and permanent residents are allowed into the country and they are required to enter a 14-day self-quarantine.
  • From 07.00 on 6 April, anyone entering Slovakia is required to isolate in state designated facilities for the time it takes to conduct a COVID-19 test. Following a negative result, these people must isolate at home for a total of 14 days.

Internal restrictions:

  • All public gatherings, including religious and sporting events, are banned and many non-essential businesses have closed. Workplaces, food shops and pharmacies are allowed to stay open.
  • All schools and universities are closed until further notice.
  • Public transport is operating according to a reduced time table; travellers must wear a mask or otherwise cover their mouth and nose when using public transport.

Slovenia

International restrictions:

  • Slovenia is imposing health checks at land borders with Italy and Austria. Travellers who are neither Slovenian citizens nor residents and who cannot provide a certificate showing they had tested negative for coronavirus during the previous three days may be denied entry to the country if they display symptoms. Health checks have been introduced at the border with Austria from 25 March. Travellers crossing the border into Slovenia will be required to present a medical certificate proving they tested negative for COVID-19 within the past three days; in the absence of a certificate, individuals showing no signs of a fever will be permitted to enter. Slovenian nationals and foreign residents will be exempt from the measures.
  • Passenger train traffic between Italy and Slovenia and Austria has been suspended. It is still possible to enter Slovenia from Croatia (the Hungarian border is closed to foreign travellers).
  • Airports in Slovenia are closed for commercial passenger flights. Flights to EU destinations are suspended until 13 April, and flights to non-EU destinations are banned until further notice.

Internal restrictions:

  • From 30 March at 00.01 residents will be prohibited from moving outside of their municipality of residence. Commuting for work reasons or movements for health emergencies are allowed. Access to public places is also prohibited from the same date.
  • Indefinite ban on gatherings from 20 March.
  • From 16 March public transportation, including inter-city rail and bus services, will cease operations. Taxis for urgent transport will operate

Solomon Islands

International restrictions:

  • The authorities have banned entry to all non-citizens beginning on 22 March.
  • All returning Solomon Islands Citizens and residents who have a travel history to any country with confirmed COVID-19 cases will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.
  • Previous restrictions includes:
    • Travellers who have been to the following countries in the past 14 days are banned from entry: Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand,
    • Travellers may be allowed to enter from other countries where coronavirus cases have been confirmed (including Australia), provided they have not travelled through the countries listed above. Travellers will still be subjected to screening and possibly quarantine.
    • Travellers who are transiting through Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea or Vanuatu will not be permitted entry unless they have evidence they have not travelled from/transited through an affected country within 14 days prior to arrival.
    • Entry will be granted for travellers on direct flights from Brisbane. However, if travellers have been to or transited through China in the previous 14 days, entry will be denied upon arrival.
    • All travellers who have visited countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases (even after 14 days) may be allowed to enter the Solomon Islands after being assessed by immigration officials, but may still be subjected to detention or quarantine.
    • The weekly flight from Brisbane (Australia) to Munda Airport in Western Province has been suspended.
    • Passengers who have transited through or have been in Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Czechia, Democtratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Togo, Turkey, US, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, UK, Vatican City (Holy See) or Viet Nam in the past 14 days may be subject to immediate quarantine or isolation as applicable

Internal restrictions:

  • While a week-long State of Emergency was announced, starting from 25 March, it has since been clarified that it is not a lockdown.
  • Popular tourist location Aneityum island is under lockdown due to a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Somalia

International restrictions:

  • International flights have been suspended since 19 March for 15 days. Cargo flights delivering medicines and other humanitarian supplies are exempt.
  • Self-declared republic of Somaliland announced its border to be closed for three weeks; any passengers arriving its airports from other parts of Somalia will be required to undergo mandatory self-isolation for 14 days. Commercial outbound flights between Hargeisa and Addis Ababa may still be available on a limited basis.

Internal restrictions:

  • Domestic flights have been suspended indefinitely
  • Puntland has declared a dusk to dawn curfew from 1 April.

South Africa

International restrictions:

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March announced further restrictions, due to take effect from 23.59 (local time) on 26 March until at least 16 April. Citizens and residents have been instructed to remain indoors during this time, though some exceptions will be made for emergencies and certain professions.
  • There are infrared thermometers and health personnel at all ports of entry (air, sea, and land) for screening passengers.
  • South Africa: The country declared a state of emergency on 15 March with a package of restrictions which include:
    • From 15 March, visas will not be issued for nationals from China, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Spain, the UK and the US. Visas already obtained before the announcement of the state of emergency will also be revoked.
    • All foreign nationals who have been to China, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Spain, the UK and the US in the past 20 days will be denied visas. Visas already issued to travellers from these countries will be revoked.
    • From 26 March, a travel ban will be imposed on foreign nationals travelling from the above-mentioned countries; those who arrive in South Africa will be asked to leave immediately.
    • All foreign travellers who entered South Africa from these high-risk countries since mid-February will be required to be tested for COVID-19.
    • All South Africans who return to the country will have to go through tests and self-isolate or quarantine upon returning.
    • Travellers from medium-risk countries including Hong Kong, Portugal and Singapore will be subject to high-intensity screening, though the authorities have not specified what the screening consists of. Travellers from medium-risk countries will need to apply for visas.
    • From 16 March, 35 land borders out of 53 as well as two sea ports out of 8 will be closed.
    • The visa requirement includes a certificate to indicate that travellers have undergone a test showing they are free of COVID-19.
    • South Africans who have dual citizenship might not be allowed back into South Africa upon their return.
    • South African Airways suspends all international and regional flights till 31 May.
    • South African Airways suspends all domestic flights from 27 March until at least 16 April in compliance with the 21-day national lockdown.

Internal restrictions

  • A national lockdown began from 23.59 (all times local) on 26 March until at least 16 April. People will only be allowed to leave their home or accommodation to seek medical care, purchase necessary supplies (such as food and medicine) or collect social grants.
  • Shops that sell food and necessities will remain open during the lockdown. Also allowed to operate will be healthcare providers, petrol stations, banks, payment services and essential financial operations such as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
  • Individuals require a permission letter to move outside their residence (outside of going to grocery store, etc) that states their movement is essential. This letter can be issued by one’s employer or local police.
  • Repatriations need to be organised in liaison with the travellers embassy for necessary road movement permits to be granted- traveller may need to be escorted by embassy to the airport.

South Korea

International restrictions:

  • From 00.00 on 1 April all passengers arriving in South Korea from overseas will be required to undergo two weeks of self-isolation.
  • Those without local residence in South Korea will be quarantined at a government facility with a cost of approximately KRW1000,000 per day.
  • Travellers who hold A-1 visa, A-3 agreement visa, diplomats and their families are exempt from the 14-day mandatory self-isolation. Exemptions can also be made for travellers who receive permission from a South Korean Embassy to travel for the purposes of business, humanitarian work or participation in an academic forum.
  • Visitors who have been in Hubei province (China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter South Korea. Nationals of China with a passport issued in Hubei province are not allowed to enter South Korea. Korean visas issued by the Wuhan consulate in Hubei province are invalidated. Suspension of all visa-free entry to Chinese nationals and foreign nationals who are traveling from China .
  • From 30 March, airlines are required to check the body temperature of all travellers to South Korea prior to departure. Travellers with a body temperature higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius will be denied entry.
  • From 28 March, all travellers arriving from Europe or the US are advised to use private vehicles to transit to their place of residence from the airport. Those who do not have access to private vehicles are to use designated buses and trains allocated for these travellers.
  • Mandatory testing of COVID-19 and 14-day quarantine for travellers (regardless of nationality). arriving from Europe starting 22 MAR at 00.00. Short-term foreign visitors (90 days or less) with negative COVID-19 test results will not be required to be under self-quarantine but will be actively monitored via daily check-up by phone. Even if test results are negative, Korean nationals and foreigners who are long-term visitors (more than 90 days) will be required to be under self-quarantine for 14 days at their place of residence in Korea. Travellers without a place for residence in Korea will be staying in isolation facilities.
  • From 27 March, South Korean nationals and long-term foreign visitors arriving from the US will be required to undergo a mandatory self-quarantine at their place of residence in the country for 14 days. While short-term visitors do not need to observe this measure, they will be subject to COVID-19 testing.
  • Travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 will be escorted to an isolation facility for further COVID-19 testing (travellers without symptoms will also be tested for COVID-19 in a separate facility). If test results are positive, patients will be escorted to designated hospitals or other medical facilities for treatment.All violators (incl. foreigners) of the self-quarantine requirement will be punished by relevant statutory law.
  • Visitors arriving from Japan who have been on the cruise ship 'Diamond Princess' are not allowed to transit or enter South Korea.
  • Visas issued to nationals of Japan (at Korean diplomatic missions in Japan) before 9 March 2020 are invalidated and visa exemption has been suspended. This does not apply to visas issued outside Japan; such visas remain valid. This also does not apply to airline crew. Nationals of Japan who do not hold a Korean visa issued on or after 9 March 2020 will not be allowed entry.
  • Visa-free entry to Jeju Island is temporarily suspended to all foreign nationals.

South Sudan

International restrictions:

  • All international flights are suspended from 24 March; Juba International airport is closed as well as all land crossings, effective 23.59 (local time) 23 March until further notice
  • Travellers who entered prior to 24 March and have been to China in the past 14 days but who do not meet the definition of a COVID-19 suspect case or contact will have home-based self-monitoring with daily phone calls from public health officers, with the recommendations to remain at home, avoid large gatherings, and practice social distancing.

Spain

International restrictions:

  • From 23 March, air, sea and land borders will be closed for 30 days. Entry to Spain is limited to Spanish citizens, cross border workers, health care and elderly care professionals, transport of goods personnel, diplomatic staff, nationals and residents of a European Union or a Schengen member state who go directly to their place of residence, and holders of long-term visas issued by a European Union or Schengen member state who travel to the country that issued the visa.
  • From 24 March onwards, Alicante-Elche Airport will cease all commercial flight operations. Exceptions will be granted for cargo planes, ambulances, emergencies, and passengers who have special authorization.
  • Gibraltar and Andorra border crossings remain open but crossing with Spain’s North African exclave cities including Ceuta and Melilla will be temporarily closed.
  • Morocco has suspended all flights and ship traffic to/from Spain until further notice. The land border crossings between Morocco and Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla have been closed on 13 March. However passage of foreigners into the enclaves to catch ferries for mainland Spain are still permitted.

Internal restrictions:

  • A ‘state of emergency’ is in place until 25 April, included. across the country, giving the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures.
  • Across the country, people are allowed to move only for buying essentials, emergencies or work. All public transport services will be reduced. Several airlines have stopped flights to Spain.
  • The Ministry of Health maintains the level of emergency at one (‘contention level’) out of three possible levels. Authorities have indicated that they are considering at some point raising the level to two for some specific Autonomous Communities and areas, a decision which could imply restrictions to movements and suspension of large events among others.
  • On 9 March the authorities announced that closures of schools, universities and other education facilities will be implemented in Madrid, La Rioja autonomous communities as well as Alava province (Basque Country autonomous community) from 10 March to at least 25 March. Similar restrictions may be extended to other areas in the coming weeks.
  • Army units will be deployed to ensure the respect of the quarantine.
  • The government ordered on 18 March that hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) must close by Tuesday 24 March. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed.

Sri Lanka

International restrictions:

  • All passenger arrivals to Sri Lanka to be suspended from 00.01 on 18 March until further notice. Exemptions apply to emergency flights, freight and technical landings.
  • Outbound flights will continue to operate exclusively from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB).
  • Passengers will not be allowed to disembark from inbound cruise ships.
  • Travellers already in Sri Lanka can have their visit visas extended to 12 May. They are advised not to visit the Department of Immigration and Emigration to apply for an extension, but to await further confirmation or instructions from the authorities. Those leaving the country during this period will pay the visa fee at the airport on departure without penalty.
  • All types of visas previously issued remain temporarily suspended until further notice. All types of Electronic Travel Authorisations (ETA), entry visas, landing endorsements, multiple entry visas and residence visas issued are also suspended until further notice.
  • The government has announced that people who have arrived in Sri Lanka from Europe between 1-15 March should register with the police by telephone via the emergency 119 service or by calling the local station.

Previously, the following restrictions were declared by the government:

  • All travel from Iran, Italy and South Korea are banned from 14-28 March.
  • Starting 15 March, all travel from Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland are banned until 29 March.
  • Starting 16 March, all travel from the United Kingdom, Belgium and Norway are banned until 30 March.
  • The Sri Lankan Civil Aviation Authority has instructed airlines flying into the country to not board any passengers with a travel history to the above mentioned countries in the past 14 days.
  • Starting 17 March 23.59, Bahraini, Canadian and Qatari nationals or any passenger with a travel history to Bahrain, Canada or Qatar within the past 14 days is banned from entry until 31 March. The restriction does not apply to passengers transiting Bahrain, Canada or Qatar provided:

a. They are not Bahrain, Canada or Qatar nationals;

b. They do not have a travel history to Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the UK in the past 14 days.

  • The Ministry of Defence requires all passengers who have arrived in Sri Lanka from Europe, Iran or South Korea from 1-15 March to register at the nearest police station or 119 centre.
  • Visa-on-arrival is suspended for all foreign travellers.
  • With effect 13 March, temporary visa suspension for nationals from Iran, Italy and South Korea. Additional visa suspension for nationals from Austria, Bahrain, France, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Qatar and Sweden from 15-29 March. Exempt are diplomatic, official and service passport holders.

Internal restrictions:

  • Transportation is suspended across all districts, including the transportation of tourists to different locations. However, travellers to Bandaranaike airport can bypass the curfew by presenting their outbound ticket to the authorities.
  • Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara (both Western province), Puttalam (North Western province), Kandy (Central province) and Jaffna districts (Northern province) are labelled as ‘high risk areas’ and are under curfew indefinitely. Following a brief relaxation of the curfew on 6 April, the other 19 districts of the country are also under curfew until further notice.
  • Three villages have been sealed off to contain the spread of COVID-19: Bandaragama-Atalogama, Kandy-Akurana and Puttalam-Kadayamkulam.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Non-nationals arriving from China, Europe, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the UK and the US will be barred entry.
  • All passengers will be screened and put into mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Non-nationals who have travelled to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore or South Korea in the 14 days prior to their arrival will be barred entry.
  • Travellers arriving from Europe, the UK and the US will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Sudan

International restrictions:

  • Authorities closed all airports, ports and land crossings on 16 March, declaring a public health emergency. Humanitarian, commercial and technical support shipments are excluded from the restrictions.
  • All travellers entering Sudan are required to complete a medical form upon their arrival.
  • All flights to and from China, Egypt, France, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain are suspended until further notice.
  • All airports, ports and land borders have been closed indefinitely.
  • Sudanese nationals may be repatriated; authorities have not clarified how.

Suriname

Inbound restrictions:

  • Travellers arriving at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (JAP) will be screened. Those showing symptoms or who do not pass screenings will be placed under a 14 day quarantine. Those not showing signs or symptoms will be advised to take a voluntary 14 day quarantine.
  • Suriname has closed its airspace and borders
  • All scheduled international flights to and from Suriname are suspended, and land and ferry border crossings closed.

Outbound restrictions:

  • All scheduled international flights to and from Suriname are suspended, and land and ferry border crossings closed. Travellers recommended to contact their embassies.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to Suriname.
  • Curfew in place 29 Mar-12 April between 20.00-06.00 local time

Sweden

International restrictions:

  • Following the EU travel ban announcement, Swedish authorities announced on 18 march that they advise to temporarily stop non-essential travel” to the country. The decision took effect on 18 March and will initially apply for 30 days, according to a press release. Swedish citizens and other people who are resident in Sweden will still be allowed to return to their homes.

Internal restrictions :

  • Public gatherings with more than 50 people are banned.

Switzerland

International restrictions:

  • Travellers coming from high-risk countries (currently Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) are refused entry into Switzerland unless they are citizens or permanent residents.
  • Switzerland has closed its land and air borders, and only Swiss citizens, residents, citizens of Liechtenstein, those travelling for work reasons and those claiming “causes of force majeure” can access the country.
  • The Swiss authorities announced travel restrictions between the canton of Ticino in Southern Switzerland and Italy, including the closure of nine secondary border crossings. Traffic is being redirected through the major crossings. As of 29 March, Swiss trains (SBB/CFF/FFS) no longer run to or from Italy, in accordance with an order from Italian authorities. All international railway lines are suspended until further notice (they will go up to the border but will not cross it).

Internal restrictions:

  • On 16 March, a state of emergency was declared. Authorities banned all public and private events, and closed all social venues (bars, restaurants, skiing resorts and sport and cultural places). Schools are also closed. Only businesses providing essential goods (bakeries, pharmacies and grocery stores) and services (banks, post offices, and local administration) remain open. These measures are expected to remain in place until 19 April.
  • Domestic trains services are being gradually reduced since 19 March.
  • All public gatherings of over five participants have been banned until further notice.

Syrian Arab Republic

International restrictions:

  • All travel, including for religious purposes, has been suspended to and from Iraq and Jordan.
  • As of 20 March:
  • The government imposed a two-month ban on the entry of all travellers from Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the US regardless of whether they have residence permits in Syria or visas given by Syrian missions abroad.
  • There is also a one-month ban on the entry of travellers from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates even if they carry residence permits or visas given by the Syrian diplomatic missions.
  • Syrians coming from one of the countries mentioned who do not display COVID-19 symptoms can enter but should go under 14-day self quarantine and are subject to medical examinations.
  • Trucks are allowed to enter and exit the territories of the Syrian Arab Republic after all preventive health measures have been taken at border crossings.
  • Authorisation for diplomats, consular officials, and members of international organizations, missions and commissions to enter Syria after undergoing medical examinations.

Tajikistan

International restrictions:

  • Visa issuance for Chinese nationals has been temporarily suspended until further notice.
  • The only border crossing with China at Kulma Pass is closed until further notice.
  • All incoming passengers from Afghanistan, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, China, Iran, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, South Korea, the UK, the US will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.
  • Tajikistan Civil Aviation Agency scaled down an earlier travel ban on citizens from 35 countries to five, including Afghanistan, China, Iran, Italy and South Korea. According to the announcement, the Authority requested the airlines neither allow passengers on flights nor sell tickets to the above mentioned. The restrictions are applicable for transit passengers.
  • Flight suspensions are in place to/from Afghanistan, China, Iran, Uzbekistan.

Tanzania

  • All commercial international flights cancelled from 25 March due to flight bans/restrictions in other countries.
  • Authorities in Zanzibar had earlier halted incoming international flights from 20 March. Charter flights remain possible but all arriving travellers must quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. Almost all hotels on the island have closed.
  • Both Tanzania nationals and forgien nations arriving internationally, are required to go through 14-day mandatory self-isolation at government-designated facilities at their own costs. After 14 days, travellers asymptomatic may leave the quarantine facilities and be required to register personal information for the purpose of future tracing.
  • The Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) will suspend cross-border passenger train services from 30 March until further notice, though cross-border freight trains and domestic trains operated by TAZARA in either country will not be affected.

Thailand

International restrictions:

  • International flights to Thailand are suspended until at least 23.59, 18 April. This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights and cargo flights. Passengers will be subject to 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
  • An emergency decree on 25 March announced that foreigners will be banned from entering Thailand until 30 April. Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people will still be able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
  • A State of Emergency has been declared and will come into effect on 26 March to 30 April. The decree will give the government more powers to impose restrictions. Measures may include curfew, banning of mass gatherings and allowing deployment of military forces for enforcement.
  • An exception is made until 31 March 23.59 for foreign travellers transiting through Thailand for less than 24 hours. They will only be required to show a Fit to Fly Certificate.
  • Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate certifying their health is fit for flying (“Fit to Fly” Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight.
  • All travellers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire and submit the required information in the AOT Airport of Thailand mobile application to the Health Control Office upon arrival. This document includes personal information and residence while in Thailand.
  • Airlines operators will check all foreign travellers’ travel history within the last 14 days to see whether they have travelled to countries rated as ‘Disease Infected Zones’ which include China, including Hong Kong and Macao (both China SAR), Iran, Italy and South Korea and ‘Ongoing Local Transmission Areas’ which include Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, certain regions in Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and the US
    • If travellers have been to countries rated as ‘Disease Infected Zones’, they will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    • If travellers have been to countries rated as ‘Ongoing Local Transmission Areas’ they need to monitor their health and report to the authorities for 14 days.
  • The Interior Ministry has ordered for a maximum of one land checkpoint to be opened per border province. Only Chiang Rai will be exempted, as it borders both Myanmar and Laos.
    • Checkpoints with Malaysia have already closed given the lockdown in Malaysia.
    • As of 21 March, the first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Task has been closed until further notice.
    • From 3 April, the border linking Kanchanaburi and Myanmar will close.
    • From 5 April, Ban Khao Din in Sa Kaeo linking Thailand to Cambodia will close.
  • Phuket International Airport will be closed from 10-30 April. Effective from 00.01 on 30 March until 30 April, all land and sea links between Phuket and the mainland will be closed. All residents and tourists are to remain in their residence from 20.00 to 03.00.
  • Automatic renewal of tourist visas will be granted for foreign nationals who arrived in Thailand after 1 March.

Internal restrictions:

  • From 3 April a daily curfew is in place nationwide from 22.00 to 04.00. Essential services are exempted from this restriction.
  • Following the announcement of an emergency decree on 25 March, over 357 checkpoints have been set up across the country to check local and international travellers for symptoms. Whilst interprovincial travel is still allowed, the measure aims to discourage people from doing so. Travellers in Thailand are required to carry their ID and have their temperature checked.
  • From 22 March to 30 April, entertainment venues, malls and markets in Bangkok will close. Supermarkets, restaurants with takeaway options and pharmacies will remain open.
  • The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has also announced the closure of sport arenas, public playgrounds, theatres, museums, libraries as well as meeting and banquet rooms in hotels as well as public and private nurseries until 30 April, effective 27 March. Similar measures may be taken in the rest of the country.
  • From 20 March, entertainment venues will also be closed in Chiang Mai until further notice.
  • The State Railway of Thailand will suspend its train services connecting Bangkok and the North, Northeast and South from 1 April until further notice. On 17 March, the Thai government announced the postponement of the annual public Holiday of Songkran and nationwide school closure. Provincial governors have been given the authority to close public gathering venues and entertainment areas.
  • All educational institutions have been closed from 18 March until at least 1 April.
  • Koh Samui district (Surat Thani Province) will ban entry to travellers who do not have a health certificate from 7-30 April.
  • Trat Airport (Trat Province) will be closed from 5-30 April. Samui Airport (Surat Thani Province) and Sukhothai Airport (Sukhothai Province) will be closed from 7-30 April.

Tonga

International restrictions:

  • Effective 23 March, borders are closed, including international flights, cruise ships and yachts for 14 days. The restriction affects Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, and Talofa Airways flights.
  • Effective 20 March, all foreign nationals are banned from entering Tonga until 17 April. All Tongan citizens and emergency officials arriving in the Kingdom will now have to go through a 14-day quarantine period.

Internal restrictions:

  • The nationwide lockdown in Tonga has been extended until 12 April. Non-essential movement outside of residences will be prohibited. Night-time curfews will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00. Non-essential businesses will be closed and large gatherings will be suspended.
  • State of Emergency effective from 20 March 20.00 to 17 April, unless further renewed. Public gatherings are restricted. Nightclubs, bars and kava clubs shut down from 25 March. Concerts, sports events, funerals, weddings and birthdays are banned.

Togo

International restrictions:

  • All land borders closed indefinitely from 21 March
  • All flights from high-risk countries, such as France, Italy, Germany and Spain, are suspended from 20 march for a period of two weeks, which could be extended.
  • Fourteen-day self-isolation is mandatory for anyone arriving in Togo who has stayed in the same countries.

Internal restrictions:

  • A state of health emergency has been declared for three months from 2 April. This includes the establishment of a curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice, as well as the creation of a special anti-pandemic force of 5,000 men, composed of the defence and security forces.
  • Cordons in place around the key cities of Lomé, Tsévié, Kpalimé and Sokodé
  • Suspension of gatherings of more than 100 people until April.
  • Indefinite closure of schools and social venues, including bars, restaurants and places of worship, from 21 March. Prohibition of frequenting beaches along the entire coast.

Trinidad and Tobago

Inbound restrictions:

  • All international air and maritime traffic coming into the country will be halted from 23.59 on 22 March.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Domestic air and maritime traffic is continuing though with reduced schedules.

Tunisia

International restrictions:

  • The Tunisian government announced that from 18 March, all borders will be closed except for the transport of goods and the repatriation of foreigners. All maritime points of entry will be closed. All airline travels are now suspended except for approved official and repatriation flights.
  • All travellers arriving in the country will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days, under the supervision of the Ministry of Health.

Internal restrictions:

  • A general lockdown has been announced from 22 March until at least 20 April.
  • Since 17 March, a curfew is in place daily from 18:00 to 06:00.
    • People are advised to avoid all movement, except for emergencies, health reasons and acquiring essential supplies.
    • Suspension of inter-governorate travel.
    • All gatherings of more than three people are banned.
  • Non-respect of health regulations and restrictions is regarded as a crime. 9,000 members of the security forces have been deployed since 23 March.

Turkey

International restrictions:

  • All international flights have been suspended on 27 March for an indefinite period.
  • All flights to/from the following countries have been suspended.
    • Algeria, Angola, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, mainland China, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the UK and Uzbekistan.
  • All travellers, including transit passengers, who had been to these countries in the 14 days prior to travel to Turkey, will be barred entry to the country. Citizens of the aforementioned states will be subject to travel ban regardless of recent travel history.
  • Turkish citizens and permanent residents are exempt from this restriction, though will be required to undergo 14-day quarantine.
  • Cargo, government, and emergency medical flights are excluded from the restriction. Emergency landing for technical reasons will also be permitted.
  • Land border crossings with Iran and Iraq are closed. All passenger, cargo and charter flights to and from Iran have been suspended. Turkish nationals are prohibited from entering Iran.
  • Land borders with Bulgaria and Greece are closed. No restrictions on cargo transport at ground borders. Maritime travel from Greek mainland and Islands are also restricted
  • Land and air connections with Azerbaijan are suspended until further notice.
  • Travellers with a Turkish residency permit will be tested for coronavirus; should the test be positive, the traveller will be moved to a quarantine facility. If the test is negative, the traveller should follow a self-imposed quarantine for 14 days.
  • All international passengers are screened with a thermal camera. Those displaying signs of higher-than-average temperature will then be referred to a medical adviser for further examination.
  • Intercity movement between 30 major cities (including Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir) is subject to local authorities’ permission in each province.
  • Partial curfew on citizens aged over 65 or with chronic diseases; groups have been created to meet their needs.
  • Ankara has already closed schools, cafes and bars, and banned mass prayers.
  • Parks, forests and archaeological sites will be closed on weekends and public gatherings in these areas on weekdays are not allowed.
  • Restrictions have been imposed on grocery-store opening hours and numbers of customers allowed in shops and bus passengers to 50% of the vehicle’s capacity.

Internal restrictions:

  • Curfew imposed on 4 April for individuals younger than 20.
  • Turkish Airlines suspends all domestic flights till 20 April

Turkmenistan

International restrictions:

  • Travellers displaying symptoms of possible exposure to COVID-19 and/or travel histories indicating possible exposure may be sent to hospitals for mandatory quarantine upon arrival at airports.
  • Flights have been directed from the capital Ashgabat to Turkmenabad, where a quarantine zone was set up to receive arriving passengers who show symptoms.

Turks and Caicos Islands

Inbound restrictions:

  • Arriving travellers will be subject to enhanced screening.
  • All inbound flights to Turks and Caicos must have medical forms on board for passengers to complete. These will be collected and reviewed on disembarkation by a public health officer.
  • Flights originating in China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macau (SAR China), Singapore or South Korea, are not permitted to land. Passengers and crew having visited any of these countries during the previous 21 days are not allowed in the islands

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • No airlines have announced reductions in flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Tuvalu

International restrictions:

  • Travellers who have been to China within the past 30 days will be denied entry. This restriction includes seafarers from foreign vessels that have been in China or COVID-19 affected countries.
  • Travellers who have been to COVID-19 affected countries in the last 30 days need to obtain medical clearance three days before entering the country. Additionally, travellers must have remained in a country not affected by COVID-19 for at least five days prior to attempting entry.
  • Health screening will be conducted at Funafuti airport and seaports.

Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency is in place until at least 4 April. All public gatherings of 10 or more people are banned.

Uganda

International restrictions:

  • From 22.59 (local time) 22 March, all international flights have been suspended and all border points into the country have been closed to entry until at least 22 April, including to Ugandan nationals. Exemptions are only made to cargo flights and UN flights for humanitarian causes. Domestic flights are not affected.
  • Uganda Airlines has cancelled flights to regional destinations; flights suspended to Nairobi and Mombasa (Kenya), Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Mogadishu (Somalia).

Internal restrictions:

  • A nationwide curfew will also be in effect from 31 March until 14 April between 19.00 and 06:30 (local time).
  • The movement of private vehicles is prohibited. Those with emergent medical conditions can use private transport given the precondition that they apply for permission from the Resident City Commissioners, while people who live in Greater Kampala area can apply for permission from the local chairpersons in their area.
  • Cargo transport by air, trains, and trucks can also continue with a maximum of three persons on board.
  • Public transportation suspended for 14 days from 25 March and private transportation limited to no more than two people per vehicle.
  • Restrictions on public gatherings including political rallies, church services, etc.
  • Every person who intends to hold a public gathering will have to first notify security and the health ministries for clearance on compliance with prevention guidelines set by the health ministry.

Ukraine

International restrictions:

  • All internal movement restrictions on public transport and people will be in effect until at least 24 April.
  • All foreigner nationals are barred entry into Ukraine from 00.00 on 16 March until 00.01 on 3 April. Ukrainian nationals and some categories of foreign travellers are exempt from this restriction.
  • The following categories of foreign visitors will be exempt from the inbound travel ban:
    • Representatives of official international missions, diplomatic missions and their families;
    • Members of train, locomotive, aircraft and sea crews;
    • Spouses or children of Ukrainian citizens; and
    • Foreigners with valid residency permits.
  • All passenger flights have been suspended indefinitely from 17 March.
  • All border crossing points of Ukraine will be closed for rail and bus traffic.
  • All foreign nationals currently in-country are allowed to leave, though transportation options remain limited. 123 land border crossings remain open for returning citizens of Ukraine, foreign nationals exiting the country, as well as other specified groups of travellers still allowed movement. Travellers arriving from locations deemed as high risk will be subject to medical checkup upon arrival and mandatory 14-day home isolation or quarantine at a designated facility
  • Ukrainian nationals abroad are advised to return by 17 March. Those unable to do so should contact the nearest embassy or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hotline at +38 (044) 238-16-57.
  • Starting from 29 March, people returning to Ukraine are required to undergo a mandatory observation period of 14 days in designated areas.

Internal restrictions:

  • The travel from Donbass region for those who do not hold permanent residency in the government controlled areas, as well as the travel to Donbass for those holding permanent residency in the government controlled areas is suspended between 16 March to 3 April.

United Arab Emirates

International restrictions:

  • All visa holders banned from entry until at least 16 April.
  • All international air traffic remains suspended; the ban also applies to transit flights via Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Entry restrictions

  • On 19 March, the authorities implemented entry restrictions for non-UAE citizens, including foreign nationals holding valid residency visas who were currently out of the country and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens. While local media reports indicate that some exceptions have been made on a case-by-case basis since the restrictions came into effect, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested such individuals to take the following steps:
    • Travellers who are currently in their country of origin should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their respective country for the required support and to streamline their return back to the UAE.
    • Travellers who are currently outside the UAE for business should contact their employers in the UAE, as well as the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries for the required support and to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
    • Travellers who are on vacation should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries, for the required support to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
  • Officials at Abu Dhabi airport have said that all flights are operating via the facility's Terminal 1 until further notice, following the closure of Terminal 2 on 16 March.

Flight suspensions

  • Dubai-based airline Emirates announced on 22 March that it would continue to operate limited passenger flights to Australia, Canada, Hong Kong (China SAR), Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, the UK and the US. This announcement came just several hours after it announced it would be suspending all commercial passenger flights from 25 March due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. However, these flights are temporarily impacted by the suspension of international air traffic.
  • The Dubai-based carrier FlyDubai and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways have also suspended or modified routes to and from UAE airports.
  • On 5 and 6 April, Etihad and Emirates respectively will commence a limited number of flights to a restricted number of destinations.

Other measures

  • In Dubai, the national sanitation programme effective for 24 hours a day has been extended until at least 18 April. Individuals are prohibited from leaving their homes during the cleaning and disinfection programme, except for essential purposes or if they work in a vital sector. Essential purposes include buying food and medicine and hospital visits. Only one person per household is permitted to visit supermarkets at one time; individuals are required to wear masks and gloves and observe social distancing when in public. Infractions are punishable via legal action. Some roads and public facilities will be closed during the programme. Public transport including metro services will be suspended during the programme but taxis and app based ride sharing service will remain available.
  • Exceptions to the above will be made for those who are employed in vital sectors, including energy, telecommunications, health, national security, pharmaceuticals, postal, aviation and passport services. The authorities will verify all labour cards and identification of individuals outside their homes to ensure compliance with these regulations.
  • Although the authorities announced the need to apply for a permit to move around during these hours, this has since been suspended.
  • All commercial centres – including shopping centres and most markets – are closed until 8 April. Exceptions include supermarkets, pharmacies, and fish and vegetable markets dealing with wholesalers. Although restaurants will be prohibited from receiving customers, they will still be allowed to run home-delivery services. Officials had earlier closed beaches, cinemas, public parks and swimming pools until further notice.
  • Residency visas and Emirates ID to be automatically extended for three months for free (only for those whose visa and ID expired from 1 March).
  • In the Dubai emirate, a 24 hour remain-at-home directive has been imposed. Exceptions are for those travelling to acquire groceries or medicines. Only one person from each household is permitted to conduct these moves. A cleaning programme will be conducted daily throughout this 24 hour period.
  • Other emirates seemingly remain under the initial 20.00 to 06.00 regime.

United Kingdom

International restrictions:

  • Travellers who have arrived since 19 February from China’s Hubei province, Iran, Italy and Special care zones in South Korea are advised to stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and call NHS111.
  • The FCO now advises all British travellers to return to the UK.
  • London City Airport (LCY) is suspending all commercial and private flights until the end of April. British Airways is suspending its entire flight schedule from Gatwick airport.
  • British Airways has suspended all flights at London City Airport because of COVID-19 from 23 March until 4 April. All impacted customers should be redirected to London Heathrow or London Gatwick. From 24 March, Teesside International Airport will close as Eastern Airways and KLM have taken the decision to suspend all flights.
  • London Heathrow Airport will close one of its two runways from 6 April due to reduced travel demand.
  • London Gatwick airport to close its north terminal from 1 April until further notice due to reduced travel demand.

Internal restrictions:

  • Schools across the UK closed on 20 March until further notice, though some will remain open to accommodate children of key workers. The government on 20 March ordered the indefinite closure of pubs, restaurants, cafes, bars and other entertainment venues. The measures will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
  • Additional measures were announced on 23 March evening by Boris Johnson: these include the lockdown of the country effective immediately, with all movements to be strictly restricted. People in Britain will only be allowed to leave their homes to shop for basic goods, to exercise once a day, to receive care or help a vulnerable person and to travel to essential work.
  • Gatherings of more than two people are banned, unless it concerns members of the same household. The police have been given the power to disperse unauthorised gatherings and to fine those found to be violating the social distancing measures.

United States

International restrictions:

  • US nationals who have travelled to China's Hubei province in the past 14 days are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine, while foreign nationals who have been to China and Iran in the 14 days prior to arrival will be barred entry, with certain exceptions.
  • From 2 March, the US extended its entry ban to foreign travellers who have travelled to Iran within 14 days of their arrival in the US.
  • From 13 March, entry is suspended for 30 days for non-US nationals who have been in the Schengen Area of Europe at any time in the 14 days prior to their arrival to the US. Affected countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
  • From 16 March, entry is suspended for 30 days for non-US nationals who have been in the UK or Ireland.
  • US nationals will be allowed to return after 'appropriate screening'.
  • Permanent residents will also be allowed to return, as will immediate family members of US citizens. A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3, E-1, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, and NATO-6 visas will also be accepted for entry into the US.
  • All travellers who are permitted to enter, arriving from China (excluding Hubei province), Iran, Ireland, Schengen Area countries or the UK, should expect heightened screening measures and must stay home for 14 days after their return.
  • The states of Florida, New York and Pennsylvania have asked those returning from travel to China, Iran, Italy or South Korea to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • All flights from China are being re-routed through 11 airports: Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW); Daniel K Inouye International (HNL); Detroit Metropolitan (DTW); Hartsfield-Jackson International (ATL); John F Kennedy International (JFK); Los Angeles International (LAX); Newark Liberty International (EWR); O’Hare International (ORD); San Francisco International (SFO); Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA); Washington Dulles International (IAD).
  • The Department of State has issued a Global Health Advisory at level 4 (Do Not Travel) advising US citizens to avoid all international travel, and for US citizens already abroad to immediately return to the US unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

Internal restrictions:

  • At least 40 states have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • California State: shelter-in-place directive, requiring residents to stay home until 7 April, except for essential needs; essential businesses and services will remain open during this time. This shelter is a legal mandate and is enforceable by police authorities, violation (non-essential movement) would be a misdemeanour offense. Ventura county has issued a shelter-in-place order from 18 March to 1 April for senior citizens.
  • New York state: The National Guard has been deployed to the city of New Rochelle, where state authorities have established a ‘containment area’. Gatherings within the designated area are restricted, with residents being provided additional resources by health and state officials. The governor has ordered 75% of “non-essential” workforce to stay home.
    • All travellers that have been in NYC are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days starting the day they leave NYC
    • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has urged residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut states to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days beginning 28 March.
  • Florida state: Miami-Dade County ordered all beaches, parks and “non-essential” commercial and retail businesses closed. Businesses to remain open include health care providers, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants and banks.
    • All travellers from New York City, Connecticut, and New Jersey have to self quarantine for 14 days
  • Arizona state: All schools are closed through 27 March.
  • Similar measures have also been taken in 33 other states (including Arkansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oregon and Pennsylvania) until at least the end of the month.
  • Rhode Island: Mandatory quarantine for all travellers arriving in Rhode Island.

Uruguay

International restrictions:

  • Passengers arriving from China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Spain and will be subject to a 14-day quarantine.
  • As of 16 March, the border with Brazil and Argentina is closed. Citizens and residents may only enter through Artigas, Bella Union, Salto, Paysandu, Fray Bentos, Mercedes, Colonia, Carmelo, Nueva Palmira, Duranzo, Melilla, Maldonado, Piriapolis, Chuy, Rio Branco, Melo-Acegua, Rivera, Puerto de Montevideo, Puerto la Paloma, Control Unico. Carrasco International Airport is EXCLUDED until 20 March 00:00 hours.

Uzbekistan

International restrictions:

  • The authorities have announced a ban on international flights, as well as road and rail services, from 16 March until 5 April due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. This restriction is accompanied by a ban on mass gatherings. Uzbek nationals currently abroad will reportedly be able to repatriate through chartered flight options, though all foreign nationals will be barred entry until further notice. In-country foreign nationals will be allowed to leave on specific flights, though details have yet to be announced by the authorities. Members who choose to remain in the country should review their visas and consider the implications for potentially overstaying the expiration date.
  • All borders have been indefinitely closed from 00:01 on March 23 to people movement, with the exceptions of foreign nationals who wish to leave the country.
  • Starting from 23 March, people are required to wear masks in public places. Those who do not abide by the order will be fined, effective from 06.00, 25 March; those who repeatedly violate the order will be subject to a triple-amount fine.
  • The authorities also suggested that from 23 March all public and private institutions in the capital Tashkent, except for food and medicine sectors, should work from home. Public transportation would also be suspended.
  • All airport operations and air traffic will be suspended from 30 March until 20 April.

Internal restrictions

  • From 30 March until 20 April, vehicular movements are restricted for inter-regional and inter-city travel. Only vehicles with special permits issued by the public service centre will be allowed during the period.
  • All citizens must now comply with lockdown directives.

Vanuatu

International restrictions:

  • The international terminal at Port Vila Airport is closed from 23 March until further notice. There will be no international flights operating in or out of the country.
  • Travel ban for all countries with more than 100 cases of COVID-19. All arriving passengers must show a medical clearance proving they had undergone 14 days of quarantine before arriving in Vanuatu.
  • Any traveller wishing to enter Vanuatu who has travelled to mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Portugal, Finland, Israel, Australia, New Caledonia, PNG, Malaysia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Canada and United States of America in the last 14 days will be denied entry to Vanuatu until further notice; with the exception if they have spent 14 days outside the aforementioned countries and obtain medical certificate from a registered medical practitioners certifying that they are free from any respiratory illness suspected of COVID-19.
  • An exception is in place for returning residents who travel to Vanuatu via Hong Kong or Singapore or New Zealand who can do so as long as they have not been in mainland China within two months, transit period is not more than eight hours and remain airside, given that they remain in the terminal in Hong Kong or Singapore or New Zealand, and do not go outside. Vanuatu nationals transiting more than eight hours in Hong Kong or Singapore or New Zealand and have left the terminal must be self quarantined for 14 days before entering the country.
  • Returning Citizens, permanent residents and diplomats will be allowed to return but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

Internal restrictions:

  • A two week state of emergency was declared on 26 March. During this period, all gatherings of more than five people are banned. Shops and restaurants are required to close by 19.30, while public transport services are required to stop by 21.00. All schools will remain closed during this period.
  • As of 23 March, Aneityum and Mystery Islands are under temporary lockdown following the visit of a tourist who tested positive for COVID-19.

Venezuela

Inbound restrictions:

  • Entry restrictions imposed to travellers from any European country, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Panama.
  • Authorities have instituted a 30-day suspension of all flights from Colombia, Europe, Iran, Japan, Panama and South Korea, starting 12 March.

Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Domestic flights have been suspended.
  • Authorities order indefinite nationwide lockdown since 24 March; enforced by security forces.

Virgin Islands (British)

  • Inbound airport and seaport closures to all travellers, including nationals, until 6 April.
  • Cargo, freight, vessels, courier aircrafts and medical evacuations are exempt from the restrictions and will be allowed to operate.
  • Visitors are allowed to depart the island from 06.00 to 19.00 (local time) until 6 April.
  • Nationwide curfew will be imposed from 20.00 to 06.00 (local time) for all businesses and services until 17 April.

Vietnam

International restrictions:

  • On March 22, the government announced that all inbound international flights would be suspended indefinitely. Flights for freight, diplomatic and official purposes are exempted from these restrictions, subject to government approval. Limited outbound flights for the repatriation of foreigners from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are still operating.
  • All foreign travellers will be banned from entering the country from 22 March for an indefinite period. Overseas Vietnamese nationals and their family members are included in the entry ban. Those travelling on diplomatic and official purposes are exempt from the entry ban, however they must comply with quarantine and medical declaration procedures at checkpoints, as well as receive approval from the police, health and foreign affairs ministries.
  • All exempt international travellers regardless of nationality will be quarantined upon arrival from 21 March. They will stay in a centralised facility for 14 days. As an exception, those travelling for diplomatic and official purposes will be required to be quarantined at diplomatic agencies or accommodation establishments where they will be closely monitored by medical authorities.
  • From 23.59 20 March, the border between Cambodia and Vietnam will not allow any traffic via either land, sea or air. On 31 March, the border between Laos and Vietnam was also closed to all traffic.
  • From 18 March for 30 days, Vietnam will suspend issuing new visas for all foreigners. Diplomatic and official travellers are exempt.
  • Visa-on-arrival has been suspended for all travellers, with exemptions available for travellers from 24 countries.

Internal restrictions:

  • Hanoi has set up 30 checkpoints where police will take people's temperatures and conduct vehicle checks. In addition, anyone not wearing masks, littering used masks in public spaces or roads, anyone not complying with food services suspension orders and restrictions on commercial activity and public meetings, failure to observe medical precautions before entering or leaving an affected area will be fined.
  • Haiphong has banned anyone coming from Vietnam’s designated endemic areas. Vehicles leaving the city must get permission from the Traffic Police Division and those entering the city must present written confirmation from the checkpoint chief. These forms are distributed at each checkpoint. Anyone who has completed quarantine in a different city must present a certificate of expiration of the quarantine and are still required to observe precautionary measures. Taxi services and parks have been suspended.
  • At Da Nang, anyone coming by land, air or sea from Hanoi or Haiphong, or an area where secondary infection is confirmed from 1-4 April is required to isolate at their residence. Isolation is not required only when a hospital or clinic has given a health certificate.
  • On 1 April, the authorities declared COVID-19 a national epidemic. Following this, further measures may be implemented in the coming days.
  • Domestic flights have been limited to three round-trips per day, operated by Vietnam Airlines: between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; Hanoi and Da Nang; and Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.
  • On 31 March, the authorities launched a nationwide social distancing campaign starting 1 April until 15 April. People are advised to stay at home, unless they need to undertake essential trips such as buying of food and medicine or in cases of emergency. Essential services will remain open. The authorities have ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses in Can Tho (Mekong Delta region), Da Nang (South Central Coast region), the capital Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (South-east region) from 28 March until at least 15 April.
  • All people are advised to keep a minimum distance of 6.5 feet (2 metres) away from others, as part of the social distancing practice. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited, except for offices, schools and hospitals where a maximum of 20 people is allowed. Since 16 March, everyone in Vietnam has been required to wear face masks in crowded public places.
  • Public transport will be suspended nationwide, including all coaches, taxis and buses, until 15 April. The authorities also encouraged the limitation of private vehicle use.
  • Authorities in Hanoi have ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses until at least 4 May and all bus services are suspended until 15 April.
  • Authorities in Ho Chi Minh have ordered the closure of all restaurants (with a capacity of 30 people or more), gyms, beauty salons and barbershops until at least 31 March.
  • Reports indicate that multiple lockdowns have occurred in other areas in Vietnam, such as in the Wyndham Hotel in Ha Long City, or in Ninh Binh City where three other hotels have been blockaded by authorities in the Tam Coc - Bich Dong tourist area. Further lockdowns such as these can be expected as the contact tracing and containment process is still ongoing, with numerous quarantines being imposed throughout all areas where infected tourists had travelled and on those who have come into contact with them. Areas in which confirmed cases have travelled and contact tracing/quarantines are underway include: Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Khanh Hoa, Lao Cai, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Ninh and Thua Thien Hue.

Wallis and Futuna

International restrictions:

  • All international air travel reduced to only one flight around every ten days with New Caledonia (with stop-over at Fiji). All visa applications suspended for Fijians seeking entry. Strict health checks and quarantine measures implemented for inbound travellers.

Internal restrictions:

  • Authorities have taken measures for the public to practice social distancing and reduced public gatherings such as sports and cultural activities.

Yemen

International restrictions:

  • Yemen’s Saudi-backed government announced the suspension of all flights from airports controlled by the Saudi-backed government (mainly in Aden, Mukalla and Sayoun) will be closed for two weeks starting on 18 March.
  • Yemen Houthis close Sana’a airport to UN flights for two weeks

Zambia

International restrictions:

  • International flights to/from three airports are suspended from 26 March for at least 14 days. These are Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula (LVI, Southern province), Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe (NLA, Copperbelt province) and Mfuwe (MFU, Eastern province) international airports. International flights will only operate out of the capital Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN).
  • All incoming travellers will be subjected to airport screening measures and 14-day self-quarantine upon entry. Travellers who show symptoms will be quarantined at a government health facility while those asymptomatic need to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Non-essential public gatherings have been banned. Public gatherings (i.e. conferences, weddings, funerals, and festivals) of more than 50 people have been banned. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas, gyms and casinos have also been closed. Restaurants will only provide delivery services. These restrictions will last for 14 days but may be extended thereafter.
  • Travellers can report COVID-19-related concerns on dedicated hotlines at 909 (toll-free), 0953898941, 0964638726 and 0974493553.
  • Local airline Proflight suspended international flights from 27 March. All international flights are expected to resume from 1 May to locations including Johannesburg (South Africa) on a limited schedule.
  • The Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) will suspend cross-border passenger train services from 30 March until further notice, though cross-border freight trains and domestic trains operated by TAZARA in either country will not be affected.
  • Issuance of visas to travellers from countries affected by COVID-19 will be reviewed, though the Zambian authorities have not specified what this review process entails and what are those countries whose nationalities’ visa application will be reviewed.

Internal restrictions:

  • Local airline Proflight suspended its domestic flights from 1 April to 30 April. All domestic flights are expected to resume from 1 May to locations including Livingstone, Lusaka, Mfuwe, Ndola and Solwezi on a limited schedule.

Zimbabwe

International restrictions:

  • Ethiopian Airlines has several scheduled flights to and from Harare on 1 and 2 April.
  • As of 24 March, all borders are closed except for returning residents and cargo. Returning residents will be subject to strict health screening and 21-day self-quarantine.
  • Travellers arriving from countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases will be subject to medical screening upon arrival. Travellers arriving from countries with local transmission cases (as referenced by the WHO) are advised to self-quarantine for a period of 21 days.
  • Travellers with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to immediate isolation at a medical facility upon arrival.
  • All travellers should obtain a medical certificate proving that they are clear of COVID-19 prior to travel to Zimbabwe; there is potential, based on a passenger’s nationality and recent travel history, that they may be asked at immigration to produce such a certificate in order to be granted entry. Anecdotal evidence suggests that passengers arriving from countries without confirmed COVID-19 cases or a “low” number of cases will not be required to present a certificate, however the authorities have not produced a specific list. Furthermore, authorities have asked travellers who have recently been to or are arriving from countries such as China, Iran, Italy and South Korea, to suspend travel to Zimbabwe, as they are likely to be refused entry. For profile and itinerary-specific information, travellers are advised to contact the relevant airline, or the nearest Zimbabwean Embassy.

Internal restrictions:

  • President Mnangagwa has classifiedCOVID-19 as a ‘National Disaster;’ this allows authorities to deploy resources in combatting the pandemic and also allows the government to forbid gatherings exceeding 100 people.
  • As of 30 March, there is a 21-day national lockdown h. During this period, people will only be allowed to leave their home to purchase necessary supplies such as food and medicine, and seek medical care.
  • During the lockdown, the military will be deployed to ensure that the population complies with restrictions.
  • Public transportation has been suspended. The state-owned company Zupco will continue to operate under social distancing restrictions.