Country update – Covid-19

Last updated 30th June, 2020

AlgeriaFlights to Algeria are suspended
AustriaAustria's borders are open to EU, EFTA (European Free Trade Association) and EEA (European Economic Area) countries, with the exception of Sweden, United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal.From June 16, anyone who comes from any EU country except United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain and Portugal, will be able to do so without a medical certificate and quarantine.
Foreigners, except residents or work permit holders, are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan. Passengers will be tested for COVID-19 and placed in quarantine for 14 days. The issuance of e-visas and visa on arrival has been suspended.
Borders are open for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). Non-essential travel outside the EU and Schengen associated States remains prohibited until 1 July. Masks and social distancing are compulsary.
BulgariaNo limitations for tourists, coming from Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vaticana City.ourists, coming from Belgium, Portugal and Sweden, as well as from the United Kingdom, are subject to 14 days of quarantine. Tourists not subject to quarantine must submit to health inspectors at the border a declaration regarding observation of the Ministry of Health’s anti-epidemic measures and acknowledgement of the risks of COVID-19.
CroatiaCroatia has now opened its borders to nationals from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia.No quarantine or specificc testing is required.
CyprusFrom 9 June, Cyprus will start flights allowing flights from: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, Czech Republic.Arrivals from these countries will be required to present of a certificate, with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours before departure.
Cypriot citizens and legal residents in Cyprus will be able to carry out laboratory check upon arrival in Cyprus.
CzechiaThe Czech Republic does not apply any restrictions on exiting the country. As entry is concerned, non-essential travel is not recommended, however the introduced restrictions are now being gradually eased and lifted. Free movement has been restored with the majority of EU+ Member States, except countries/regions with medium or high risk of COVID-19 transmission.Citizens and residents of EU+ countries with residence on the territory of Czech Republic, cross-border workers and students, may be subject to 14-day self-quarantine instead of providing a negative certificate.
DenmarkFrom 15 Jun passengers from Germany, Norway and Iceland allowed, upon a valid booking documentation. Until 31AUG borders closed for all other countries.
Copenhagen and Billund airports open.
EgyptAll flights to Egypt were suspended until 30th June, except humanitarian, repatriation and United Nations flights with a pre-authorisation from the country’s civil aviation.
EstoniaEstonia has opened its doors to visitors from Latvia and Lithuania. Citizens and residents can move freely between the 3 nations. People are subject to a mandatory quarantine if they come from countries that had 15-25 COVID cases per 100 000 persons in last 14 days
FinlandPassengers are not allowed to enter Finland, except for nationals, EU residents and passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland. The restricting measure does not apply to EU residents, including family members who are returning via Finland to their respective country of residence. Healthcare workers, transport personnel, diplomats and a few other cases are also exempted from the travel restrictions.Self-isolation is recommended for all those arriving in Finland who come from countries that are still subject to internal or external border control. For example, such countries include Sweden, Germany and Russia. Self-isolation is not required if the person arrives from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Denmark or Iceland.
FranceBorders to open to EU countries and UK by June 15.Third-country nationals coming from outside the EU and associated Schengen countries are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. The quarantine is voluntary for travellers coming from Spain by plane and for travellers coming from the United Kingdom. The quarantine is mandatory when travelling to overseas territories. Travellers showing symptoms of Covid-19 infection during border health checks should be subject to quarantine or isolation, regardless their nationality.
GermanyGermany will open its borders to the EU and UK on June 15. Passengers are expected to have a valid reason to travel.People entering Germany from outside the EU are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry. People travelling from EU countries and from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are not subject to this requirement.
GreeceEffective June 1st travellers arriving from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia may enter Greece without undergoing 14-day quarantine. Random or compulsory tests are conducted to visitors upon arrival depending on the origin of their travel. f the test is negative, the visitor is free to move to their final destination. If the test is positive, the is requested to self-quarantine, under supervision, for 14 days.
HungaryTravel to and from Austria starting June 15.A mandatory 14-day quarantine is in place. The quarantine is not required for citizens arriving from Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia (for slovenian and hungarian citizens), Serbia (for serbian and hungarian citizens).
IcelandIceland will welcome visitors by June 15.Tourists will be tested upon arrival. A few hours later, they will get the result on their phone, after downloading a tracking app.

Authorities are yet to clear procedures for those who test positive.
IndiaIndia to resume domestic flight operations from the 25th of May.Passengers are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.
IrelandAccepting Arrivals from the UKAll non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Separately, the public health advice for passengers arriving to Ireland is to self-isolate for 14 days.
ItalyItaly will open the borders again on June 3rd. Flights to Spain are confirmed.
Sardina will open for domestic visitors on June 15 and international vistors on June 25th
There will be no need to quarantine upon arrival in Italy.
JordanFlights to Jordan are suspended until 14th July 2020.
KuwaitAll commercial passenger flights are currently banned.
LatviaFrom 21st May, Latvia has opened its doors to visitors from Estonia and Lithuania. Citizens and residents can move freely between the three EU nations. 14-day self-isolation is requested if a person is entering from EU/EEA Member State, UK or Swiss, if the country has registered more than 15 new COVID-19 infection cases per 100 000 residents within last 14-day cumulative period. 14-days self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory of Latvia in transit and persons arriving from Lithuania and Estonia.
LebanonAll passenger flights are currently suspended.
LibyaAirports are currently closed and all flights are suspended until July 7th
LithuaniaThe countries now permitted to enter are Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, the Netherlands, Croatia, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia, Norway, Poland, France, Romania, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Hungary. There are no requiremet to quarantine before the entry.
MaltaMalta's airport will open 1 July to a number of safe destinations that include the following:
Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland.
On the 15th of July there will be no further restrictions.
Passengers arriving from 'safe' countries will not need to quarantine and will not be subjected to a Covid-19 test. A 14 day quarantine is applicable for any passengers arriving into the country from other destinations.
MoroccoMorocco will resume domestic flights on the 25th of June
NetherlandsBorders are open for those travelling within the Schengen Area. However, the government has strongly advised against non-essential trips.Travellers from high-risk COVID-19 areas are urged to quarantine for two weeks. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) maintains a list of airports in areas with a high risk of contamination. For example, tourists from Sweden and the United Kingdom should go into quarantine for 14 days.
NorwayNorway has closed its borders. Foreign travellers will be turned away at the border. Those who live or work in Norway are able to enter and airports are open.

The country's ministry of foreign affairs advises against all international travel that is not strictly necessary until August 20th.
Passengers need to undergo a 10-day quarantine
OmanOman suspended tourist visas from all countries and banned cruise ships from docking. From March 18, it enforced an entry ban on all non-Omanis, including expatriates with residency visas.
PhilippinesPassengers are not allowed to enter Philippines apart from nationals, family members and diplomats. Passengers and airline crew will be tested for COVID-19 and placed in quarantine while awaiting the results of the test.
PolandBorders are likely to be open to international tourists from 13 June.European Union citizens will not be subject to mandatory quarantine upon entry on the territory of the Republic of Poland.
PortugalTravel outside EU is suspended unti 15th June, but travel to/from Portuguese-speaking countries is allowed.Quarantine is mandatory only in Azores and Madeira Islands. However, if you have a negative test result or accept to do a test locally, quarantine is not mandatory (until the result of the test became known and tested negative for SARS CoV2 infection).
QatarQatar banned inbound flights, except for cargo and transit flights. The entry ban does not apply to Qatari citizens. Nationals of Qatar are not allowed to exit the country.
RomaniaResidents from EEA are allowed to enter RomaniaStarting from 15th of June, the people coming from Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Island, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary they don't need to isolate themselves for 14 days if they are asymptomatic. For people coming from other countries, the 14-days quarantine/ self-isolation measures are maintained.
Saudi ArabiaOn March 15, Saudi Arabia suspended all international flights.
SerbiaBorders are open
SlovakiaMid-June: open borders with the Czechia and Austria.Obligatory quarantine measures apply to people who have a permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and travel from countries not considered to be safe.
SloveniaSlovenia reopened borders to EU citizens on May 15. Anyone suspected to have COVID-19 must self-isolate for 14 days.14-day quarantine is required for a person entering Slovenia as a temporary or permanent resident of a country that is not on the list of epidemiologically safe countries/administrative regions, or for a person coming to Slovenia from such a country.
South AfricaSouth Africa barred entry to all foreign travellers.
SpainFlights to Italy are confirmed to start again on June 15. International travellers will be received from July 1st.Until 21st June, 14-day quarantine is mandatory, with some exceptions, for all travellers regardless of their country of origin. From 21st June a quarantine will no longer be required.
SwedenBorders open to UK and EU nationals. Until 15JUN: Ban for non-EEA citizens
SwitzerlandBorder crossing to Germany France and Austria from June 15. Free movement for Schengen by 6 July
TunisiaBorders will open on the 27th of June
TurkeyThe borders of Republic of Turkey are now open to all countries (except Iran) and COVID-19 regulations and restrictions have been lifted for transit and entry to Turkey. There is no citizenship which is not accepted for transit/ entry to Turkey.
United Arab EmiratesOn May 13, Emirates Airline announced its plans to operate scheduled flights starting from May 21 from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.
United KingdomThe government on March 17 advised citizens “against all non-essential travel worldwide”, initially for a period of 30 days.14-day self-isolation required upon arrival.
United StatesOn May 24, US barred entry to vistors from Brazil.
On April 20, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced they are extending restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders for another 30 days. The US has banned the entry of all foreign nationals who have travelled to China, Iran, 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, Switzerland, the UK or Ireland 14 days before their arrival.
US citizens or permanent residents who have visited a high-risk area must fly into one of the 13 international airports with enhanced entry screening capabilities.
14-day self-isolation required upon arrival.

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