Country update – Covid-19

Last updated 9th July, 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 until 1st August 2020.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 7 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 EU, people transiting to a third country by land, tourists with a confirmation of accommodation, business travelers 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.
DenmarkBorders are open for citizens coming from EU/EEA countries (except Portugal and Sweden), Schengen countries, and the United Kingdom.
EgyptFlights to Egypt have restarted. A completed "Publich Health Card" must be presented to immigaration upon arrival. Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Egypt. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Egypt.
EstoniaTravellers must come from countries with less than 25 COVID cases per 100 000 persons in last 14 days. From 01/06, Estonia admits people with no Covid-19 symptoms arriving from the European Union, the members of the Schengen area or the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, but quarantine requirements may apply. The compulsory quarantine for people arriving in Estonia depends on whether the coronavirus infection rate in the country of departure - where they have spent at least 14 days before departure - is above 15 per 100 000 inhabitants. Anyone arriving in Estonia from a country with a higher infection rate must self-isolate for two weeks on arrival. 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
FinlandBorder control has been lifted at the land border between Finland and Norway, as well as for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. 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.
FranceNo compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.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 from risk areas are subject to a compulsory 14 day self-quarantine.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.
GreeceAs of the 1st July international arrivals and departures are allowed into all ports, airports and some land borders in Greece, for all EU Member States, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City, except for Sweden, which will be reviewed on the 15th July. 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 is now open for nationals of EU member states, and passengers with a resident permit issued by a Shengen country. Passengers are subject to a Covid-19 test or quarantine for 14 days. "Preregistration for visiting Iceland" must be completed at before departure.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. International flights to India are suspended until 15th July 2020. 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 23rd 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.
LebanonFlights to Lebanon have restarted. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 result issued no longer than 96 hours before arrival. A health declaration form must be completed online at . .
Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Lebanon. The medical insurance can be obtained before departure at www.covid19travelcare/web or on arrival
LibyaAirports are currently closed and all flights are suspended until July 17th
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 has resumed domestic flights, international flights remain suspended.
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
OmanInternational flights are currently suspended.
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 ArabiaInternational flights remain suspended.
SerbiaInternational flights have restarted.
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 have opened to a number of selected countries. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 test result issued not later than 72 hours before departure.
TurkeyThe borders of Republic of Turkey are now open to all countries and COVID-19 regulations and restrictions have been lifted for transit and entry to Turkey. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
United Arab EmiratesEffective 7 July 2020: passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 96 hours before departure, and a health insurance.
United KingdomPassengers from selected countries are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
A completed "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" must be presented to immigration upon arrival. The form can be obtained before departure at
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.