COVID-19 Flight Availability

Private Jet Flights - Covid 19 Flight Availability

Global travel restrictions are changing very frequently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PrivateFly team is meeting twice a day for an operational briefing from our Group Safety Officer, for regional updates based on the latest information.

Country-based information is also listed in alphabetical order below, or search for a country. Country updates by International SOS.

Updated Date Time: Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 04:00 (UTC)

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Updated Date Time: Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 04:00 (UTC)

Afghanistan

International restrictions:

  • All international commercial air traffic to/from the capital Kabul remains suspended until further notice.
  • Border crossings with Iran are currently open, while the Torkham crossing with Pakistan has temporarily reopened to cargo and returning Pakistani nationals.
  • Land borders with China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan remain closed, though some reports indicate that commercial trucks are sporadically being permitted to cross.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Countrywide lockdown order is in place until at least 24 May.
  • Individuals are required to avoid unnecessary movement except for those working in 30 sectors including security forces, health, media, communication, banks, factories, water and food sectors (food delivery services will be permitted to continue). Restrictions in/out and within the city have been imposed as well as road closures. Kabul-Bagram highway has been closed. 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 observe the restrictions.
  • The police have been deployed to ensure compliance with restrictions.
  • All movement between Kabul and the other provinces is suspended; exceptions will be made only for food supply vehicles, medical professionals and COVID-19 patients.
  • Albania

    International restrictions:

  • All flights to and from Tirana airport are suspended, with the exception of Air Albania’s humanitarian flights to and from Istanbul.
  • 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 14 days prior to arrival have been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days. All travellers from Italy are barred entry until further notice. There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports).
  • All land borders are closed except for goods transport with neighbouring countries.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The state of emergency has been extended until 23 June.
  • Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown.
  • On weekends, curfew is extended from Friday 17.30 until Monday 05.00. (LINK) Exceptions are made for healthcare workers and for the transport of food items, supplies and medicine. Only one person per household is allowed to go out to buy food or medicine at a time, for a maximum of 90 minutes; the ‘exit permit’ can be obtained by sending an SMS to 55155. The elderly and retirees are no longer permitted to go out.
  • Roads connecting Tirana and Durres to other parts of the country are closed and public transportation is closed between/within the two cities. Vehicles will only be permitted if individuals obtain an authorisation from traffic police; only essential workers will be allowed to do so and drive only from 05.00 until 08.00 and from 16.00 until 17.30.
  • Public and private activities (sport, cultural activities, conferences etc) and mass gatherings in closed or open places are cancelled until further notice. Likewise, schools remain closed.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • Shopping centres, hairdressers and dentists are open and people will be allowed to travel by car without a permit from 11 May.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but serve only in their outdoor spaces, respecting social distancing until 17.30 (when the night curfew starts), from 19 May.
  • More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers.
  • High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom.
  • No time restriction for movement in green areas.
  • No more permit needed to go outside in green areas.
  • No more permit needed to go outside from 5.00 until 21.00 during the week in red areas (Durres, Kruja and Kurbin, Shkoder and Tirana).
  • Movement in and out of red zones is banned.
  • Algeria

    International restrictions:

  • All international flights are suspended; no date has been set yet for the resumption of operations. Despite announcements of French carrier Air France that a daily liaison with Paris would start on 11 May and opening of commercial reservations on German and Swiss carriers Lufthansa and Swiss Air from 1 June, transport minister on 9 May has confirmed that the airspace remains closed depending on the evolution of the outbreak. French embassy on 10 May announced that Air France flights will be arranged for French citizens, dual nationalities and residency permit holders (excluding visa holders).
  • All ferries are 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 citizens.
  • Upon arrival, repatriated Algerian nationals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in dedicated facilities.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr days, 23-24 May, ending of Ramadan celebrations, national authorities have reinforced the partial lockdown curfew from 13.00 to 07.00. In addition, circulation of vehicles and motorcycles will be prohibited.
  • There is a partial lockdown in Algiers, Ain Defla, Bejaia, Medea, Oran, Setif, Tipaza, Tizi Ouzou and Tlemcen provinces: the curfew is in operation from 17.00 to 07.00.
  • A full lockdown In Blida has been lifted, but a curfew remains in place from 14.00 to 07.00.
  • In all other provinces there is a curfew in place from 19.00 to 07.00 at least until 29 May.
  • All gatherings of more than two people remain prohibited.
  • Internal travel restrictions have been extended until 29 May. This includes the suspension of domestic flights, rail links and other types of public transport, with the exception of urban taxis that were allowed to resume operations on 25 April under strict sanitary rules including a maximum of two passengers per ride, compulsory wearing of masks for both driver and clients and ongoing vehicle and personal disinfection.
  • On 10 May it was announced that all education facilities and courses are suspended until at least September 2020.
  • Restaurants and cafes remain closed until further notice.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • A number of businesses have been allowed to reopen, including pastry shops, fashion stores, household items and home appliances stores, cosmetics stores, furniture as well as bookstores and hardware stores from 24 April. Nevertheless, the majority of these businesses in 11 provinces were closed again from 3 May due to members of the public and shop owners not adhering to social-distancing rules and other preventive measures as requested by the government.
  • Facemasks are compulsory within any commercial establishment in Algiers and Constantine provinces. In Constantine province, facemasks are compulsory for customers in shops as well as in administration buildings, while in Algiers province facemasks have to be worn only by employees.
  • American Samoa

    International restrictions:

  • Except in exceptional circumstances with Cabinet approval, all international flights to and from American Samoa are suspended.
  • All entry permits have been suspended until further notice, except for returning residents. All travellers are required to present a health clearance form from a verifiable physician stating that they have tested negative for COVID-19. Incoming travellers are subject to health screening, which may result in a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
  • Ship access to Apia wharf is limited to trade and petroleum; fishing boats and all others are prohibited until further notice.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The state of emergency has been extended until 1 June.
  • All public gatherings are suspended until further notice. Private gatherings with more than 10 people are also prohibited. Any vehicle operating with more than five passengers is prohibited.
  • Anyone over the age of 60 years old must stay home unless getting essential items.
  • All non-essential businesses are closed; supermarkets will only be allowed to operate from 06.00 to 18.00.
  • Drive-through and takeaway restaurants are allowed to remain only for take away orders.
  • All education institutions are suspended until further notice.
  • Andorra

    International restrictions:

  • The border with France remains open for departing French citizens and residents.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Social distancing and staying at home is recommended. People must keep a four-metre distance from others when they go out. Wearing a facemask is also mandatory. People are encouraged to walk on the right-hand side.
  • All shops except those selling essentials such as foodstuffs, medicine and fuel are closed.
  • People living in even-numbered homes can go out on even dates, while those who reside in odd-numbered homes go out on all other days. (Houses without a number will go out on even dates if the name of the occupants begins with A-M, and odd days if it starts with N-Z).
  • Physical exercise (running) is authorised from 06.00-09.00 or from 19.00-21.00. Shopping is authorised from 09:00-11:00 and from 14:00-19:00. The slot between 11:00 and 14:00 is reserved for elderly and vulnerable people.
  • Relaxation of restrictions:
  • Andorra began a phased program of derestriction on 17 April.
  • An announcement on the beginning of the third phase of derestriction is expected by 19 May.
  • Angola

    International restrictions:

  • All international commercial flights to and from Angola are suspended until further notice.
  • Travellers who have been in China, France, Iran, Italy, Portugal, South Korea or Spain since the start of the outbreak OR who have been in contact with people infected by COVID-19 must serve a 14-day quarantine. This includes airline crew.
  • All work, residence, and temporary visas are automatically extended until 30 May. All tourism, short-term, and border visas are automatically extended to 15 May.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The state of emergency has been extended until 25 May.
  • Access into and out of the capital Luanda remains prohibited.
  • The ban on inter-province movement has been relaxed for commercial purposes; inter-province travel for leisure remains banned.
  • All sea and land borders are closed.
  • Citizens have been asked to remain indoors except in emergencies or to get essential supplies, and to exercise social distancing.
  • Public services, educational institutions, sporting events and festivals are suspended.
  • Gatherings of more than 50 people have been banned, and non-essential shops are closed.
  • Essential services remain operational from Monday to Friday between 08.00 and 14.00. Informal markets and vendors selling essential goods are allowed from 06.00 to 13.00 Tuesday to Saturday.
  • Employers are required to apply for permission to justify the need to continue business.
  • Anguilla

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Air and seaports are closed for all passenger movements until further notice.
  • 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:

  • On 29 April, most restrictions were lifted, however the government announced that from 30 April - 31 May, there are new temporary restrictions placed on public gatherings.
  • During this time period, gatherings of 25 people or more are prohibited in both public and private places.
  • Beach gatherings, recreational and professional sport events, and social or club gatherings are not allowed. However, the following are exempt from this rule: Work and company meetings, Church gatherings, and persons attending schools.
  • Non-essential businesses are permitted to reopen, however, people must still maintain a distance of 3 ft and establishments must have markings on the ground to control the social distance regulations.
  • Violations of these rules will result in fines or imprisonment.
  • Antigua and Barbuda

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Passengers and crew who have been in Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Singapore or South Korea in the past 28 days are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to nationals and resident diplomats.
  • Flights to A&B are suspended. VC Bird International Airport is closed to all incoming commercial traffic until 12 June.
  • All maritime ports are closed other than to emergency and cargo vessels, and the ferry that operates between Antigua and Barbuda until 12 June.
  • 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:

  • All parties and similar social gatherings are banned.
  • A 24 hour curfew is in effect until at least 12 June. No movement between 21.00 and 05.00. Only essential movement is permitted between those hours.
  • A state of emergency is in place until 12 June.
  • All occupants of private vehicles must wear masks.
  • Persons are permitted to exercise (cycle, jog, run and/or walk) in a field or on the public roads, from 05.00 to 21.00 each day.
  • Several non-essential businesses are allowed to operate from 05.00 to 21.00 under strict guidelines and ensuring social distancing protocols.
  • Masks are required to be worn in public.
  • It’s prohibited to wear dark glasses and head covering when entering any business.
  • Failure to head regulations can result in fines or imprisonment.
  • Argentina

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Borders are closed to all arrivals except Argentine nationals or residents until 24 May. Those arriving are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
  • All domestic and international flights have been suspended until 1 September.
  • Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, however, flights have been severely limited.
  • The borders remain open for departures. However, all scheduled international flights have been suspended, although the government is permitting a limited number of exceptional international flights.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Long-distance trains and buses are suspended until 24 May. In the capital, Buenos Aires, public transportation will continue with limited operations.
  • The country is on lockdown until 24 May. 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. Schools, public service offices, restaurants and recreational businesses have closed. Outdoor exercises such as running and biking have been banned as people are only allowed 1,640 feet (500 metres) from their home and only for one hour a day.
  • The US Embassy has posted instructions for US citizens requiring assistance returning to the US on the embassy’s website.
  • As of 4 May, the use of facemasks in public spaces is mandatory nationwide. This includes while travelling by car and train. Failure to comply may result in fines up to AR$79,000 (US$1,200).
  • Armenia

    International restrictions:

  • A state of emergency has been extended until 17.00, 13 June.
  • Most foreign travellers are banned from entering Armenia, regardless of the country they are travelling from or the point of entry into the country.
  • The following groups of travellers are exempt:
  • Armenian nationals and their family members
  • Permanent residents
  • Foreign diplomatic staff and assignees of intergovernmental organisations, as well as their family members
  • Armenian citizens and foreigners are allowed to depart by air only.
  • The land borders with Georgia and Iran 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:

  • Most restrictions have been lifted since 4 May, including the permit system for movements. Public transport will resume operation on 18 May.
  • Most businesses are allowed to reopen except shopping centres and department stores.
  • Aruba

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Entry is prohibited for all travellers, including residents until at least 31 May. A reopen date is scheduled tentatively between June 15 and July 1.
  • Outbound restrictions:

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

  • There is a daily curfew in place from 22.00 to 05.00, which extends to public transportation and taxis.
  • Effective 4 May, certain non-essential shops and businesses will be allowed to reopen, however the maximum number of people allowed will be capped at 15 including employees.
  • Australia

    International restrictions:

  • All Australian residents are banned from travelling overseas, except under exceptional circumstances.
  • All non-resident travellers are banned from entering Australia.
  • 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.
  • New Zealanders, citizens of Pacific Island Forum countries, Timor-Leste citizens and residents of New Caledonia or French Polynesia transiting through Australia on their way to New Zealand or a Pacific Island Forum Country do not require a transit exemption if they have booked a connecting flight to depart Australia within 72 hours of their arriving flight. The outbound connecting flight must depart from the same state or territory of Australia as the arrival flight. If the connecting flight requires the traveller to spend longer than 72 hours in Australia they 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.
  • Travellers currently in Australia who are unable to return to their home country should refer to the Home Affairs website for updated regulations on visa renewal.
  • In stage three of the government’s plan to ease restrictions a “Trans-Tasman bubble” will be considered. This would allow the resumption of free movement of people between Australia and New Zealand. Lifting or easing travel restrictions for Pacific Islanders, as well international students, will also be considered at this stage.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A three-step plan has been announced to gradually ease restrictions. In the first stage, schools restaurants and cafes will be allowed to reopen; as well as libraries, playgrounds and community centres. Gatherings will be limited to ten people. Local and regional travel is allowed, whilst inter-state travel will remain prohibited.
  • The second stage will allow gatherings of up to 20 people, with gyms, cinemas and amusement parks to reopen. Some inter-state travel will be allowed.
  • At stage three, there will be a full resumption of businesses and interstate travel. Gatherings of up to 100 people will be allowed.
  • Further details for stages two and three will be announced once the country moves through stage one. Although each state and territories will continue to exercise full autonomy of its own timeline for easing restrictions and moving through the stages, the government aims to reach stage three by July.
  • Currently, interstate travel options remain limited. Queensland’s borders remain closed, with all but freight and essential travel to and from the state banned. Those exempt must apply for an entry pass prior to travel. Inbound Queensland residents with travel history to COVID-19 hot spots declared by the Chief Health Officer must self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • While several states, including South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory, maintain a mandatory 14-day quarantine for domestic arrivals, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Victoria and New South Wales have not imposed such stringent restrictions for interstate travellers. In Western Australia, only exempt travellers are allowed to enter the state, and may be subject to quarantine orders upon arrival.
  • New South Wales: A two-people visitation rule has been implemented to allow two adults to visit another person's home for 'care and support'. All non-essential gatherings in public are limited to a maximum of two people, with some exceptions. Non-essential businesses remain closed or restricted; establishments that are open should allow at least 43 square feet (4 sq metres) of space for each patron. Public transport remains operational, with limited services on some routes. Schools will reopen on 11 May, with students attending one day a week.
  • Northern Territory: A three-stage roadmap has been devised to ease internal restrictions. Individuals may participate in outdoor sporting activities and religious and other public gatherings but should observe social distancing. They may also visit people who are not part of their household. Businesses will resume according to these stages. Schools have reopened.
  • Queensland: From 16 May, gatherings of up to ten people will be allowed. Restaurants and pubs will reopen. Travel within 150 kilometres (93 miles) of your region is allowed, or up to 500km (310 miles) for those residing in outback Queensland. Schools are closed until at least 22 May.
  • South Australia: From 11 May, restaurants, cafes, schools and universities will be allowed to reopen. However, a ban on public gatherings of more than ten people will be in place.
  • Tasmania: Individuals are advised to stay at home and go out only for essential purposes. From 18 May, gatherings of up to ten people will be allowed. Some schools will reopen on 25 May. Metro Tasmania is offering free travel until 31 May. Non-essential businesses are now allowed to reopen, as are schools in north-western Tasmania.
  • Victoria: A state of emergency has been extended until 31 May, however some restrictions have been eased. From 12 May, a maximum of five visitors are allowed in one’s household. Gatherings of up to ten people are allowed, on the condition that social distancing measures are maintained. Parks and other recreation facilities have opened, while restaurants remain open for takeaway only. Public transport is operational, though schools remain closed.
  • Western Australia continues to ban non-essential regional travel within the state. Some interstate arrivals will be required to self-isolate, unless exempted. Gathering limits have been increased to ten people. People will be able to undertake recreation activities, however, sports facilities will remain closed, and restaurants will still be restricted to takeaway and home delivery. The state government also has plans to allow indoor activities such as eating in restaurants and religious activities from 15 May.
  • Austria

    International restrictions:

  • Austria to reopen borders with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 15 June. Travel is permitted for visiting life partners and relatives, taking care of animals as well as agricultural areas. This has to be proven by a self-certification available here. Border crossings with Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic were opened on 17 May. Only randomised spot-checks are still maintained at the borders to these six countries.
  • Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide a medical certificate.
  • Arrival by land
  • Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and 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. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria.
  • Sanitary checks are in place at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries will remain in place until 31 May.
  • Arrival by air
  • Non Schengen/EU nationals are prohibited from entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area. The rule does not apply to diplomatic staff, employees of international organisations, their family members living in the same household and humanitarian workers. Also exempt are health and medical professionals, transit passengers, commercial transportation, seasonal workers (in the agricultural and forestry sector), family members of Austrian (and EU/EEA/CH) citizens living in the same household and holders of a D visa or residence permit issued by Austria.
  • Exempt third-country nationals as well as those arriving by air from within the Schengen area will only be allowed to enter Austria upon presentation of the aforementioned medical certificate. Those without a certificate will be denied entry or be subject to mandatory quarantine.
  • Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.
  • 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 at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
  • Austrian Airlines has extended flight suspensions until 31 May.
  • Wizz air has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants, churches and cultural spaces such as museums and libraries have reopened; the number of simultaneous customers or guests has been limited, facemasks must be worn.
  • Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place. .
  • Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.
  • Azerbaijan

    International restrictions:

  • All entry into and exit from the country via air and land borders is suspended until at least 31 May.
  • Online visa application has been suspended; 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.
  • Specially-authorised flights may be possible with government permission.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Government offices, retail services, restaurants and recreational facilities in some areas will resume operations from 4 May.
  • A gradual easing of COVID-19-related internal restrictions will start on 18 May.
  • From 18 May, access to parks and recreation areas will be allowed. Restaurants, cafes and catering establishments will also be permitted to receive dine-in customers from 08.00 to 18.00. Museums and exhibition halls will reopen, while people aged over 65 will be allowed to leave their homes for essential purposes, subject to the observance of social distancing and the use of protective equipment.
  • While most public transport services, including railway operations, will remain suspended until at least 31 May, some regions are allowing permit-free inter-regional movement in private vehicles.
  • The SMS permits system, wherein residents are required to obtain official permission to travel via a text message (SMS), will also be abolished from 18 May in the capital Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, Sumgayit cities and Absheron district. However, travel from other locations to Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, and Sumgayit cities and Absheron district remains restricted.
  • A ban on public gatherings of more than ten people remains in place countrywide.
  • In addition, all persons undertaking movement should wear facemasks and carry identity papers at all times.
  • The authorities in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh declared a state of emergency until at least 22.00 on 22 June. Most categories of traveller will be prohibited entry into the region during the period. Exempted categories include partially recognised Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) passport holders and their relatives, Nagorno-Karabakh permanent residents, as well as foreign diplomatic staff and their families.
  • Bahamas

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Airport and seaport operations are suspended until further notice, effectively banning all travel into the country including for those in transit. However, some international and private charters are able to operate.
  • Inter-island travel remains temporarily banned.
  • Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency is in place until 30 May, while a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 remains in effect, during which all residents are urged to stay at home.
  • All schools have been closed. All national sporting events and public gatherings have been suspended.
  • All hotels and resorts are closed in the capital Nassau, as well as on the Grand Bahama and Out islands.
  • Island of Bimini will be under a two-week lockdown from 21.00 on 18 May until 00.01 on 30 May, during which residents cannot leave their homes except for emergency purposes.
  • 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 must declare to their airline and immigration authorities if their first port of departure was in China, Egypt, the EU, Hong Kong (China SAR), Iran, Iraq, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the UK or the US.
  • All passengers, regardless of nationality and visa status, arriving in Bahrain will undergo mandatory medical screening and will be subject to quarantine at a medical facility. Those arriving from other countries will also have to undergo enhanced medical screening and will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the outcome.
  • 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:

  • Shops and industries providing goods and services are allowed to open. 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:

  • International passenger flights to/from all countries, except China, are suspended until 30 May. Cargo, special flights, air ambulances, relief carrying flights and emergency landing aircrafts are outside the purview of the ban.
  • The suspension of visa-on-arrival services has been extended further until 30 May. 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.
  • All travellers arriving in Bangladesh are required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of nationality and traveller type.
  • All travellers with a travel history (including transits) from all European countries, with the exception of the UK, are banned from entry. 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.
  • International flights are not allowed to land at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, until further notice.
  • Foreigners are not allowed to enter via land ports. The ports are: Akhaura, Banglabandha, Benapole, Bhomra, Burimari, Darshana, Hili, Nakugaon, Roumari, Shaola and Tamabil.
  • Bangladeshi nationals returning can home quarantine if they provide a health certificate.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Domestic flights are suspended until 30 May.
  • Authorities have restricted movement in and out of Dhaka until further notice for everyone except those working in emergency services. Movement restrictions (both entry and exit) also remain in effect in the metropolitan areas of Barisal, Chittagong, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet divisions.
  • The country-wide shutdown has been further extended until 30 May. The authorities have also asked people to minimise all non-essential movement from 20.00 onwards everyday, during Ramadan. The army has been deployed to assist the local government to stop non-essential movement. Ahead of Eid al-Fitr, the government has allowed shopping malls, grocery shops, district level-marketplaces to operate until 17.00 daily.
  • Factory owners involved in export, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors are allowed to resume operations, provided that safety of employees is maintained. Factory workers are required to show valid identification to enter premises. During the lockdown period all manufacturing industries have been allowed to resume operations from now on with safety measures in place for workers.
  • While most forms of transportation such as intercity and commuter busses and trains and ferries have been shut down, public transport operations are expected to resume gradually, depending on the situation.
  • All private offices remain closed until further notice. Education institutions are closed until 30 May. Meanwhile, essential public offices will resume operation in a limited capacity during the lockdown.
  • Barbados

    International restrictions:

  • A mandatory 14-day quarantine in a government facility for all persons entering Barbados. Citizens and residents of Barbados will be subject to a home-quarantine.
  • The Government of Barbados is conducting thermal screening at airports and seaports.
  • 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:
  • The government of Barbados announced a four-phased reopening approach, with the island entering Phase 3 on 18 May.
  • Several non-essential businesses will reopen, including bookstores, hairdressers and religious buildings with a limit of 20 people.
  • Effective 4 May, a nightly curfew will be in place from 20.00 until 05.00.
  • Residents and citizens are allowed to conduct essential business two days per week according to their surname.
  • Violations are subject to fines and/or up to a year of prison.
  • 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, Italy, South Korea 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.
  • 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. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel. All travellers to Belgium are 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 to 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.
  • Only essential travel is allowed until at least 8 June.
  • Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) is closed until at least early June.
  • Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. According to the company representatives, since 4 May, passengers must wear a facemask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines.
  • Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a facemask from 11 May. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, to five daily round trips between Brussels and Paris (except on Sundays), and more trains linking Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.
  • Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 30 June (until 31 August for Namur province). All non-essential shops and businesses are 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 is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00. Public transport must ensure distance between passengers. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and safety sectors.
  • Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12.
  • People are able to meet up with a maximum of four others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside.
  • 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.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction.
  • From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen.
  • Belize

    International restrictions:

  • All borders are closed. Belizean nationals, residents and diplomats residing in the country will be granted entry through the Santa Elena border crossing with Mexico.
  • Belize closed to international flights.
  • Land, air and sea transportation will resume in the country only for essential workers and purposes. Government offices will reopen, additional businesses shutdown will be able to operate during certain hours, and the special Sunday quarantine has been lifted. Masks must be worn by all travellers.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport opened limited domestic flights on 11 May.
  • A curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 remains in place, enforced by the security forces.
  • The country remains in lockdown and a state of emergency has been extended until at least 30 June.
  • On 14 May, some restrictions were lifted. Cross-district travel is allowed, domestic travel permitted, hotels reopened. Open-air restaurants will reopen on 15 May. All businesses must follow sanitary measures and social distancing.
  • Benin

    International restrictions:

  • Borders are closed for non-essential travel. The issuing of new visas has been suspended.
  • All travellers arriving by air must go into quarantine for 14 days in government selected hotels. Non-nationals must pay the associated costs themselves (estimated around US$1,600)
  • All land borders are closed to all but emergency movements deemed necessary by the government.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • After the lift of the “sanitarian cordon”, the wearing of a facemask is mandatory outside of the house.
  • Movement within regions and between urban centres resume. Public transport and buses are suspended.
  • Bars, religious places, beaches and other social and entertainment venues as of 11 May continue to be closed.
  • Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • Restrictions preventing inbound and outbound movements on 11 May have been lifted around the cities of Abomey-Calavi, Adjarra, Aguégués, Akpro-Misserete, Allada, Atchoukpa, Cotonou, Kpomassè, Ouidah, Porto-Novo, Seme-Podji, So Ava, Toffo, Tori and Zè.
  • Inter-regions movement bans have been lifted as of 11 May. Motorcycles will be allowed to carry one passenger at a time. Only three passengers will be allowed in a taxi and five in seven-seat vehicles.
  • Schools and some businesses such as restaurants (with mandatory one-metre distance measure) and commercial shops are open from 11 May.
  • Gatherings of less than 50 people with social distancing and sanitarian measures will be allowed, this includes non-festive gatherings and cremation ceremonies.
  • Bermuda

    International restrictions:

  • L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), the only airport serving passenger flights, has suspended arriving commercial flights.
  • Seaport has also been closed for non-essential arrival vessels.
  • Cargo flights and cargo vessels carrying essential goods and medical supplies are exempt from these restrictions.
  • There are currently no restrictions for travellers seeking to depart the island.
  • Non-residents are not permitted entry to the island with the exception of crew members of air and ship crew members and those with written permission from the Quarantine Authority of Bermuda.
  • Those entering the country must self-quarantine for 14 days and submit to 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.
  • A state of emergency including ‘shelter-in-place’ orders is in effect until further notice.
  • Bermuda has begun a phased reopening: additional businesses have been opened, permitted businesses are allowed to operate between the hours of 07.00 and 21.00.
  • Residents are encouraged to only leave their homes for essential purposes, and a curfew is in place from 22.00 to 06.00, during which no one is allowed leave their residence.
  • Gatherings of over ten people are prohibited.
  • Masks must be worn in public and a distance of 6 ft. kept between people engaged in essential shopping.
  • Bhutan

    International restrictions:

  • All travellers, including Bhutanese nationals, who are permitted to enter the country are subject to mandatory quarantine in a facility for 21 days.
  • All travellers re-entering into Bhutan will have to submit an online form found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
  • 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 is suspended until further notice.
  • All Bhutanese nationals travelling out of Bhutan will have to submit an online form found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
  • Bolivia

    International restrictions:

  • All borders and airspace are closed until at least 31 May. Bolivian nationals and residents may be granted entry, but require prior approval and/or a diplomatically-arranged flight.
  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. However, due to the lack of flight availability, any exit from the country should be coordinated with the government and the traveller’s diplomatic mission.
  • Military forces will be deployed to the city of Santa Cruz to enforce measures.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • A quarantine is in effect in La Paz, El Alto, and Santa Cruz, and “high risk” municipalities in the Cochabamba department until 31 May. Individuals may leave their homes on foot for essential needs between 07.00 and 12.00 one day a week, based on their national ID number. All private and public transportation services are suspended, including domestic flights, inter-provincial and inter-departmental buses and local vehicle traffic. Exemptions for essential services and healthcare workers are granted via special permits issued by the authorities. Violations are punishable by fine and/or detention.
  • Some departments with lower infection rates gradually reduced restrictions beginning 11 May.
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Bonaire: All travellers will be barred from entry until 15 June. Residents of Bonaire that are stuck in Saba, Curacao, or St. Eustatius are allowed to return as of 8 May if given permission by the Island Governor, but will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return.
  • 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.
  • Saba: Entry is prohibited for all foreign travellers until further notice. Residents are permitted to return but must self-quarantine for 14 days upon re-entry.
  • The lockdown was lifted on 10 May with businesses reopening. Schools will reopen on May 18.
  • Limitations on gatherings over 25 people in place until 10 June.
  • 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 closed to the public, however continues to operate repatriation flights. All other international airports including Banja Luka Airport, Mostar Airport and Tuzla Airport are closed until further notice. Rare exceptions include EUFOR and NATO travellers. Humanitarian and cargo flights will continue to operate normally.
  • The land border with Serbia is closed.
  • Airports are closed for passenger flights until at least 1 June.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency has been declared in the Federation entity of BiH (including Sarajevo).
  • In the Republika Srpska entity a 22.00 to 05.00 curfew is in place for all, with those over the age of 65 only being permitted to leave their residence between 07.00 and 13.00 on weekdays. Residents are prohibited to leave their municipality/city of residence during weekends (between 12.00 on Saturday until 18.00 on Sunday).
  • Citizens are required to wear a facemask or a cloth covering their mouth and nose when moving outside their accommodation in all locations.
  • Schools and public swimming pools remain closed until further notice.
  • Public gatherings of more than five people are banned.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • A 24-hour curfew for those over the age of 65 in the Republika Srpska has been relaxed.
  • The ban on movement for residents under 18 and over 65 has been lifted.
  • Public transport has resumed.
  • Cafés and restaurants as well as museums, cinemas, theaters, concert halls, sport facilities and non-essential shops have reopened on the condition of only one person in ten square metres in all indoor spaces. Opening is subject to reduced hours and suspension of certain activities until at least 30 May.
  • Botswana

    International restrictions:

  • There are no commercial flights in/ out of Botswana. Medical evacuation flights remain possible.
  • There is 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 subject to a 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 must serve a 14-day quarantine at their own expense. (Does not affect transiting passengers).
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency is in place until September, national lockdown lifted from midnight 7 May. Restrictions to be eased in stages from 8 May.
  • During this period, individuals are not allowed to leave their homes from 20.00 to 08.00.. On 11 May the government advised individuals to limit their movements in the capital. Permit regime still in place for travel outside of those hours; businesses now authorised to open providing they adhere to government guidelines. Individuals who wish to apply for a Movement Permit should apply for a moving permit online. Pink permits which allowed movements in and out Gaborone have been reinstated after they were temporarily suspended on 11 May. The essential service permits remain in effect.
  • Movement between villages, cities and regions may be permitted for certain reasons, again, a permit is required to do so.
  • The application form for a Travel Permit can be downloaded from the government Facebook page (BWGovernment). The public agencies that have the authority of approval and to which the application form should be submitted are: Ministry Headquarters, District commissioners, Dikgosi, Head of district Health teams as well as senior government officials. The movement permit is valid for five days and is renewable.
  • Brazil

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Until 28 May all foreign travellers are banned entry into 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.
  • Also, 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 authorisation from Federal Police, provided the traveller goes directly to the airport, ticket in hand, and authorised by the respective embassy or consulate of both countries.
  • All land borders with neighbouring countries are closed until 29 May. These countries include: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.
  • Land border with Uruguay is closed until further notice. Nationals from their respective countries may enter.
  • 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.
  • Flights from Brazil to the US to pickup as outlined on the US embassy website.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • The US embassy has advised travellers to be prepared for restrictions to be put in place with little-to-no advance warning.
  • In Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro state, the authorities have suspended intercity public transport across the state.
  • Cities have been implementing lockdown measures: some municipalities in Para state until 24 May. Recife (the capital of Pernambuco state) along with three other cities in the state will be on lockdown until 30 May. Rio de Janeiro has imposed vehicular restrictions in ten of the city’s districts beginning. Sao Paulo has a quarantine measure in place until 31 May.
  • Gyms, hair salons, and beauty parlours will be included in the list of “essential services” and will be allowed to operate.
  • Brunei

    International restrictions:

  • All foreign travellers, including transit passengers, are barred entry to the country.
  • Exemptions apply to citizens, permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam and foreigners with special purposes approved by immigration department, who must undergo 14 days of self-isolation at a designated monitoring centre, or, under specific conditions, self-quarantine at home.
  • 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.
  • All foreigners who are allowed entry must pay for a COVID-19 test ($1,000 BND) and the cost of their stay in a quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Mass gatherings are banned, including weddings and sports events.
  • All citizens and residents of Brunei (including green identification card holders) are restricted from leaving the country, except for special circumstances such as medical care, court hearings, resumption of study abroad. Permission for travel must be approved by the Prime Minister’s Office.
  • Bulgaria

    International restrictions:

  • Entry to the country is denied to most foreign nationals, including travellers from some European countries, such as Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, except for:
  • Citizens of other EU or Schengen countries (Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Sweden)
  • third-country nationals transiting Bulgaria to return to their country of residence
  • Bulgarian citizens and their family members
  • persons with Bulgarian permanent or long-term residence permits and members of their families
  • medical specialists, foreign officials (diplomats, members of international organisations).
  • All travellers, irrespective of nationality, are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey have closed all border crossings with Bulgaria to non-commercial traffic.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Everyone in-country must wear a facemask when they are in a closed public space.
  • The province of Stara Zagora operates a night curfew from 21.00 until 05.00.
  • Relaxation of restrictions:
  • From 1 June, travel to Greece and Serbia for business, family and humanitarian reasons is allowed without the need to quarantine.
  • Burkina Faso

    International restrictions:

  • Bobo Dioulasso and Ouagadougou international airports are closed. Internal flights and military flights will proceed.
  • Land and rail borders are closed with the exception of freight.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A nationwide curfew is in place from 21.00 until 04.00.
  • The wearing of masks is mandatory nationwide.
  • The quarantine measures imposed on all cities with at least one case of COVID-19 were lifted on 4 May allowing movement between urban centres to resume.
  • A state of health emergency has been declared countrywide:
  • Partial confinement (outside of work hours)
  • Ban on all cultural and religious or family gatherings
  • Ban on any professional gatherings of more than 25 people
  • Closure of all cultural, sports and leisure activities/businesses
  • Gradual shutdown of airports and screenings at land borders
  • All public gatherings of over 50 people are banned
  • Closure of bars and restaurants
  • Some markets countrywide are able to operate under stringent hygiene rules, including social distancing.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • 27 markets in Ouagadougou were allowed to reopen from 29 April, following violent protests by local residents on 27 and 28 April.
  • Schools have gradually started resuming classes from 11 May; bars and restaurants will remain closed.
  • Passenger buses restarted their activities on 5 May.
  • Mosques and churches are allowed to reopen on a case by case basis provided worshippers wear masks and respect physical distancing rules on 10 May. Funerals and other religious ceremonies remain banned.
  • All social venues and events remain banned until at least 30 June.
  • Restaurants, bars, cafes and cinemas remain closed.
  • Burundi

    International restrictions:

  • All inbound travellers will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. The cost of quarantine will be charged to the travellers.
  • All land borders are closed until further notice, except for cargo trucks. Screening measures are in place at road borders.
  • All international commercial flights to and from Melchior Ndadaye airport are suspended until further notice. Cargo, sanitary, humanitarian and diplomatic flights are exempt from this measure.
  • Cabo Verde

    International restrictions:

  • All sea borders are closed and air links are suspended 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 has suspended all commercial flights until 1 July.
  • Passenger and cruise ships are allowed to dock but passengers are not allowed to disembark at all ports.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency is in place until 29 May for Santiago island. For the rest of the country, certain restrictions on businesses and public areas remain in effect.
  • All inter-island connections are suspended with limited exceptions for some ferries.
  • Cambodia

    International restrictions:

  • All individuals entering the country, including migrant workers, will be quarantined for 14 days in designated facilities to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the country.
  • All visa exemption policies and issuance of tourist visa, e-visa, and visa on arrival to all foreigners have been suspended until further notice.
  • 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.
  • Travellers arriving from France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain and the US from 20 May are allowed entry. Travellers holding a diplomatic visa or official visa would have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon entry.
  • Cambodia has banned entry of all Vietnamese nationals. Travellers carrying diplomatic or official passports will be exempt.
  • Ban on cruise ships and riverboats entering Cambodia.
  • The border between Cambodia and Vietnam does 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. They will have to register their stay on Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS) before 1 July in order to be considered for any visa extension.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The travel ban between provinces has been lifted.
  • Garment workers coming back to Phnom Penh must be quarantined for 14 days at designated facilities.
  • The Senate passed a bill empowering the government to declare a state of emergency. The bill was legalised on 29 April. If a state of emergency is declared, the government can be expected to implement further internal movement restrictions and halt business activity.
  • All schools and tertiary institutions will be closed until November.
  • Large gatherings are banned.
  • Cameroon

    International restrictions:

  • 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.
  • All inbound travellers will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • All schools are closed.
  • Gatherings of over 50 people are banned.
  • In Bafoussam (West region), weddings celebrations have been suspended until further notice.
  • The wearing of facemasks is mandatory in all public spaces. A systematic sanctioning of those people found to have breached restriction and confinement measures are imposed.
  • Only essential movement is allowed between urban centres. Checkpoints to be set up in urban and rural areas.The wearing of facemasks is mandatory in taxis and public transport.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • Reopening of universities only for the lectures on 1st June until 30 August. Sanitarian measures will be implemented in front of the auditoriums.
  • Since 30 April, restaurants and bars are allowed to remain open after 18.00. Social distancing measures and the wearing of facemasks are mandatory for the customers.
  • Public transport restrictions have been lifted however wearing of masks remains compulsory and surcharges remain banned.
  • 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) until 30 June.
  • The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout.
  • Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry.
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine.
  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping, essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements.
  • All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined.
  • The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.
  • Relaxation of restrictions:
  • All provinces and territories have begun the process of reopening their economies, with each outlining its own rules. All are taking a phased approach and have announced plans for gradual reopening of businesses and services of between two and five stages, each stage lasting a period of weeks.
  • In the most acutely affected province of Québec, schools, certain retail stores and businesses have reopened in all areas except for the province’s commercial capital Montreal.
  • While it varies by territory or province, typical services slated for early-phase reopening will be medical services such as physical therapy and elective surgeries, seasonal businesses such as those related to boating, gardening and golf, retail businesses with outdoor access and outdoor gathering areas such as parks.
  • In most of these cases, social distancing, mask-wearing and stringent sanitation guidelines will continue to be enforced after reopening.
  • Cayman Islands

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Both international airports (Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Cayman Brac) are closed to all international flights; borders remain closed until at least 1 September.
  • Only returning residents will be allowed entry to the Cayman Islands.
  • All cruise ships are banned until at least 1 September.
  • Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • As of 19 May, the Shelter-in-Place restrictions have been eased with additional businesses allowed to reopen with limitations.
  • From 4 May, a hard curfew will be in place from 20.00 to 05.00, Monday to Saturday. Breaking curfews will result in heavy fines and/or imprisonment.
  • A soft curfew remains in place Monday through Saturday from 05.00 to 20.00. Residents should stay at home except for essential purposes; two hours a day are permitted for exercise.
  • Beach access is allowed for exercise and swimming between 5:15 and 19.00 Monday through Saturday, using last name protocols.
  • Those with last names starting with A-K are allowed to travel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Those with names starting with L-Z may travel on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
  • Central African Republic

    International restrictions:

  • All foreigners are denied entry in the country. Diplomats, NGOs workers and countries with no local transmission of COVID-19 are exempt.
  • Bangui Mpoko International Airport is closed with the exception of humanitarian flights, cargo flights or authorised special and commercial flights.
  • The land borders with Democratic Republic of Congo (Zongo border crossing), Cameroon (including cargo trucks), Sudan and South Sudan remain closed until further notice. A humanitarian corridor remains opened at Zongo border crossing.
  • A mandatory 14- or 21-day self-quarantine is imposed to all inbound travellers coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Travel between Bangui and the rest of the country is prohibited. From 29 April, road movement between Bouar and Beloko is banned for at least 30 days. Road movement between Bangui and Bouar is also banned for at least 21 days.
  • Schools and universities are closed.
  • Social venues, including bars, dance halls and cinemas are closed.
  • Gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited.
  • Mourning, weddings and related venues are limited to the family sphere.
  • Suspension of all border markets between CAR and Congo along Ubangi river until further notice.
  • Chad

    International restrictions:

  • All airports remain closed for passenger flights until 31 May. Cargo flights continue to operate normally.
  • Land borders remain open, except with CAR and Sudan.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A nationwide state of health emergency was declared on 25 April. The decree grants the government wide-ranging powers to limit movement of people and introduce other restrictions.
  • A curfew is in place from 20.00 to 05.00 in N’djamena and the provinces of Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mayo Kebbi Est and Mayo Kebbi Ouest as well as in cities of Lougoune-Gana, Mandelia and N’Djamena-Farah district in Guitté at least until 27 May.
  • Entry and exit from the capital Ndjamena and all provincial capitals will be suspended from 8 May until at least 22 May. Vehicles transporting goods and food are exempt from the ban.
  • Gatherings of more than 50 people are banned.
  • All social venues, schools, bars, restaurants remain closed.
  • All fake news on social media will be prosecuted.
  • Buses and mini-buses (including within urban centres) are banned.
  • Wearing masks is mandatory across the country. A two-week prison sentence can be carried out for anyone not abiding by this rule.
  • Chile

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Chile closed its borders (air, land and sea) to foreign travellers until further notice.
  • The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid.
  • All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Citizens of New Zealand are barred from transiting through the country unless they are permanent citizens of Chile.
  • 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 preceding 30 days. These are handed out by the airline prior to arrival. Those who have been to affected countries will receive additional screening.
  • From 15 March to 30 September, landings in all Chilean passenger cruise ports are prohibited.
  • Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • LATAM has resumed commercial flights between Santiago and the US.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • A ‘state of emergency’ is currently in place and is expected to remain in place until 16 June. This 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.
  • A nightly curfew is in effect from 22.00 to 05.00. You may only move after 22.00 if you have an authorized certificate (salvoconducto) which can be requested at the police stations.
  • Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited.
  • Sanitation Customs, posts manned by the armed forces and police where temperature controls are carried out, are set up throughout the country. Sanitary cords are posts guarded by the armed forces and police that do not allow the entry or exit of anyone from those cities/municipalities where they are located. Severe fines result in violation of the sanitary cords. Sanitary cords are implemented in the following locations for an indefinite period of time: Temuco, Padre las cases (Araucania region), Osorno, Chiloé (Los Lagos region), Punta Arenas, and Puerto Williams (Magallanes region).
  • Masks must be worn in public and private transportation, and in places where more than ten people are gathered (i.e. supermarket, pharmacy).
  • All districts in the Santiago metropolitan region, including the capital, are under quarantine measures until 22 May.
  • Quarantine measures in the following areas have been lifted:
  • Angol, urban areas (Araucania region)
  • Arica (Arica and Parinacota region)
  • Victoria, urban areas (Araucania)
  • Quarantine measures are being enforced in the following areas:
  • Alto Hospicio (Tarapaca)
  • Iquique (Tarapaca region)
  • San Antonio (Valparaiso region)
  • The following areas are under quarantine until 19 May:
  • Antofagasta (Antofagasta region)
  • Cerrillos (Santiago metropolitan region)
  • Mejillones (Antofagasta region)
  • Quilicura (Santiago region)
  • China

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Entry restrictions
  • Foreigners with visas or residence permits still valid from 28 March are restricted from entering China. This includes foreign nationals with APEC Business Travel Cards, port visas, persons who qualify for 24/72/144-hour visa free transit policies, Hainan 30 day visa-free policy, 15 day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free transit policy for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao Special Administrative Regions and Guangxi 15 day visa-free policies for foreign tour groups from ASEAN countries. Diplomatic, Courtesy or C-Class visas will not be affected. Foreign nationals involved in necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or for emergency and humanitarian needs may also apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
  • Many local governments require inbound travellers to inform their local company office and neighbourhood committee in advance about their travel plan.
  • The number of international passenger flights is reduced. 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.
  • All land border crossings between China and Russia have been closed to travellers. 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.
  • The Chinese Government is in discussions with foreign governments on "fast-track" procedures to allow key employees of foreign companies to return to China. So far, "fast-track" commercial charter flights have been arranged with Germany and South Korea and may be extended to other countries in the future.
  • Non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will be denied entry if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days. Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents arriving from mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan with no travel to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine with exceptions to those arriving for educational and business activities considered to be of economic interest. These measures will remain in place until at least 7 June, while the requirement for travellers to declare their health and travel history will remain in place until 31 August.
  • All transit/transfer services, including air transit/transfer, cross boundary land transport and cross boundary ferry transfer, are suspended for all passengers at Hong Kong International Airport.
  • Residents with travel history in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in South Korea, Iran, as well as Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy in the past 14 days will be required upon entry to stay in a quarantine centre for 14 days. Residents with travel history in any other overseas locations in the preceding 14 days will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
  • All inbound travellers from all flights to Hong Kong are required to take a shuttle bus from Hong Kong International Airport immediately to the temporary specimen collection centre at AsiaWorld-Expo to collect deep throat saliva samples and submit the samples at the venue for conducting COVID-19 test.
  • 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. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao shuttle bus services have resumed, albeit with reduced frequency. The Kai Tak and Ocean cruise terminals remain closed.
  • The authorities have suspended 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.
  • Foreign travellers are denied entry to Macao. Residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with travel history overseas in the past 14 days have been banned entry. Among the other residents from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, those with travel history to Hong Kong and Taiwan in the past 14 days are subject to medical monitoring at designated locations, while those from selected areas (Guangdong, Henan, Zhejiang provinces, as well as Beijing, Chongqing and Shanghai) are subject to 6-8 hour medical checks. Travellers from Hubei province and those with travel history to Hubei province in the past 14 days should present a medical certificate proving that they are free of COVID-19 infection.
  • All foreign nationals are denied entry, including transit 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 further notice.
  • Travellers permitted to enter Taiwan will be subject to mandatory 14-day home quarantine.
  • Inbound travellers allowed to enter Taiwan that have had travel history in the past 14 days to Southeast Asia, America or Europe will need to complete the COVID-19 Health Declaration and Home Quarantine Notice and confirm if their residence satisfies the home quarantine requirements before boarding.
  • Travellers living with people who are 65 years old or older, children 6 years old or under, persons with chronic disease (such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes or lung disease), or persons who don’t have a separate room (including a separate bathroom) will be required to live in quarantine hotels upon arrival.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Mainland China: 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.
  • Hubei province: Restrictions on outbound travel from Hubei province were lifted on 25 March, and restrictions in Wuhan have been lifted on 8 April. Railway and passenger flights have started to resume accordingly with the lifting of restrictions (Wuhan Tianhe International Airport resumed domestic flights on 8 April); however, international flights and flights to/from Beijing will remain suspended until further notice. Those who want to leave Hubei should confirm with their destination city on the local requirements. Various cities and provinces require all travellers from Wuhan to take nucleic acid tests (including Shenzhen, Zhejiang, etc). Shanghai encourages employers to let returning staff from certain areas take nucleic acid tests.
  • Beijing: On 29 April, the Beijing government announced a new policy that business travellers and returnees who come from domestic ‘COVID-19 low risk’ areas to Beijing will NOT need the 14 days of home quarantine. People who have travelled from low risk areas to Beijing and are currently under home quarantine can halt their home quarantine and medical observation if applicable. The new Beijing policy does not apply to travellers from overseas, Hubei province or other domestic ‘medium and high risk areas’. Personnel returning from Hubei need to register information online in advance and get a negative nucleic acid test certificate before purchasing the returning ticket. After arrival, they need to show the test certificate to enter the community, follow the 14-day quarantine requirement, and take another test before lifting the quarantine. Domestic travellers planning to stay at hotels must present a ‘green’ health code. Chaoyang District has been rated as ‘high’ risk due to recent cluster cases. Travellers from 'high' risk areas are possible to face quarantine and other requirements when entering other provinces and cities. As such requirements vary across the country, travellers need to confirm with the local residence committee or hotel in advance.
  • As the situation continues to improve across the country, almost all the cities and provinces have declared the local risk level to be low. The latest city is Suifenhe, the border city with Russia in Heilongjiang province, who adjusted its risk level to low from 6 .May. However, some cities also chose to strengthen their quarantine measures due to re-emergence of local or imported cases. On 10 May, Shulan (Jilin province) raised its risk level to ‘high’ due to new local cases, and has re-strengthened restrictions on local movement and public gathering. Several train routes to/from Shulan have also been suspended. Another example is Taiyuan (who did so on 3 May), Shanxi provincial capital, although it didn’t announce any change to its risk or response level. In Shanghai and Guangdong, public health emergency response levels have been changed from level II to level III.
  • A new directive has been issued providing more detailed guidance on community quarantine management, including a new clause that says for low-risk areas and communities with no cases detected, inbound travellers from non-high-risk areas are exempted from mandatory quarantine as long as they hold a ‘green’ health code and arrive directly (without a stopover in a high-risk area). As the risk levels still vary across the country, travellers are advised to confirm with the local residence committee or hotel about quarantine requirements in advance.
  • 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. Heilongjiang announced an ‘in-city code’ in addition to the three-colour health code. Personnel with ‘in-city code’ are restricted to travel out of their current city but can move freely inside.
  • 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. In Heilongjiang province, re-emergence of local cases has led to strengthening of such measures.
  • On 13 May, Jilin city was announced to be ‘sealed’. Transportations services such as intercity buses and trains for Jilin city are suspended now. People who want to move out of the city need the nucleic acid test within 48 hours of travel and register the information according to official instructions.
  • Hong Kong: The authorities have relaxed social-distancing rules from 8 May. Businesses will gradually resume activities and the ban on public gatherings has increased from four to eight. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place until 4 June.
  • Schools will resume in three phases from 27 May until 15 June.
  • From 8 May, entertainment and sports premises will reopen in stages. The first stage includes reopening of entertainment venues excluding karaoke bars, nightclubs and party rooms, as well as cinemas, gyms, and beauty and massage parlours. Each venue should not exceed more than 50 people or half of its capacity, though this restriction does not apply to restaurants. A 1.5m (5 feet) social-distancing rule remains applied in all businesses and public premises, as well as a maximum of eight people at a table.
  • Most civil servants have returned to workplaces since 4 May.
  • Macao: On 3 May, the authorities introduced a three-colour QR code system at border checkpoints and for entry into public administration premises and other areas. The three-tiered code requires people to confirm if they have been in self-quarantine at their residence or a government designated facility. Visitors with red or yellow codes may be subject to further testing and movement restrictions.
  • Taiwan: Social distancing rules are in place. Wearing of masks is mandatory on public transportation such as MRT and buses.
  • Colombia

    International restrictions:

  • Border closure for all foreign travellers until 30 May. Colombian nationals and residents will not be allowed to enter or depart the country.
  • All international flights to Colombia are suspended until 30 May. 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 25 May.
  • Individuals over the age of 70 are asked to remain at home until 31 May.
  • Gender-based movement restrictions, which allow men and women to leave their homes on designated days for essential purposes, ended 11 May.
  • Facemasks are mandatory while outside.
  • Comoros

    International restrictions:

  • All international commercial flights are suspended.
  • All maritime links with the region are suspended.
  • All arriving travellers are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-isolation.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Night curfew in place between 20.00 and 05.00 until further notice. Residents are required to remain at their house; only essential travel will be permitted.
  • 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. It is compulsory to wear a facemask when in public spaces.
  • Mosques and churches are closed until further notice.
  • Schools and social venues have been closed until further notice.
  • Markets remain open with restricted hours from 06.00 to 16.00. Public transport remains operational but with limited capacity.
  • Congo

    International restrictions:

  • Land, air and sea borders are closed and all international flights are suspended. 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 nationwide state of health emergency is in place until 31 May.The measures it entails are a ban on inter-city travel (except for essential movements and for essential workers), the closure of all non-essentiel shops and a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00.
  • Wearing a facemask is mandatory in public areas.
  • All social gatherings and events are cancelled/banned.
  • Schools and social venues (including bars and places of worship) have been closed.
  • Since 18 May: In zone 1, which covers Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, public transport has resumed with an obligation to wear masks. Opening days for markets has increased from three to five days a week. Travel between the two cities remains prohibited.
  • In zone 2, locations little or not affected by the virus, the lockdown has been lifted.
  • The nationwide curfew remains in place.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo

    International restrictions:

  • All air, land and maritime borders are closed until further notice. Only cargo trucks/planes will be granted access.
  • Should entry be permitted on an exceptional basis, all travellers entering the DRC are to be subject to screening, including temperature checks. Those suspected of having coronavirus will be placed into quarantine, likely in local health centres, for up to 14 days.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The ‘state of emergency’ has been extended until at least 22 May nationwide.
  • All flights and other types of transportation between Kinshasa and other urban centres have been banned, with exceptions for transportation of cargo.
  • Access to the capital Kinshasa’s Gombe is restricted and requires access badges. Only five access points with security control remain open to access Gombe district. The wearing of facemasks in public across Kinshasa is mandatory (infractions may be punished with fines). All public gatherings in Kinshasa have been prohibited. Bars, restaurants, schools and universities are closed until further notice.
  • Wearing a facemask when in all public places is compulsory in Lubumbashi. Those who fail to comply with the measure will be subject to a 5000 CFA franc fine.
  • Travellers entering Ituri province have to self quarantine for 14 days.
  • North Kivu province: Passage into and out of Goma and the surrounding Rutshuru territory will be barred for 14 days from 19 May. In addition, a dawn-to-dusk curfew will be imposed from 20 May. The restriction will affect domestic flights and boat traffic to/from Bukavu. Only markets selling essential supplies are permitted to stay open and it is compulsory to wear a facemask.
  • Kongo central: it is now compulsory to wear a facemask while using public transport and in public places.
  • 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. It is mandatory to wear a facemask in Bukavu and the rest of the province. Self-isolation for people at risk (over 60 or with existing health issues) is mandatory in all the provinces.
  • Lualaba province: nightly curfew between 22.00 to 05.00.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • Air traffic has been reopened between North-Kivu province and Ituri, Maniema and Tshopo provinces.
  • A temporary easing of restrictions in Gombe has started with the reopening of supermarkets, grocery stores and bank counters amid sanitarian checkpoints at Gombe district entrances.
  • Costa Rica

    International restrictions:

  • Border closure for all foreign nationals and non-residents until June 15. 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.
  • Land border crossings with Nicaragua have been closed until further notice.
  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • Foreigners who leave the country will lose their immigration status.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • A majority of the airlines that serve Costa Rica are suspending or limiting their flights
  • All national parks are closed
  • From 18 May to 1 June, vehicular restrictions from 22.00 to 05.00 on weekdays and from 19.00 to 05.00 on the weekends.
  • Vehicles will be allowed to transit during the day on a daily schedule according to license plate number.
  • Drivers breaking the restrictions will be fined.
  • Public transportation operates from 04.00 to 23.00 daily.
  • Most non-essential businesses have been allowed to reopen at 25-50% capacity and in accordance with any curfew hours that may be in effect.
  • Organized public gatherings remain suspended until at least September.
  • On 17 May, the government published the requirements businesses will have to implement to be allowed reopening.
  • Cook Islands

    International restrictions:

  • International flights into the country are suspended until 12 June, licensed aircraft with special permissions are exempted.
  • 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 quarantine in New Zealand and a 14-day mandatory supervised quarantine upon arrival.
  • Foreign cruise ships are barred from entry.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The authorities declared the country COVID-19 free on 18 April, and restrictions on domestic travel to and from the outer islands have been lifted. Businesses, including restaurants, have gradually resumed operations. A ban on gathering of more than ten people has also been lifted, while schools have reopened.
  • Côte d'Ivoire

    International restrictions:

  • All land, sea and air borders remain closed until at least 31 May and international flights are banned, except for freight.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency is in force until at least 31 May.
  • The Greater Abidjan metropolitan area is isolated from the rest of the country at least until 31 May. Greater Abidjan includes the Abidjan Autonomous District and the surrounding towns of Assinie, Azaguie, Bonoua, Dabou and Grand-Bassam.
  • Unauthorised internal travel between Greater Abidjan and the interior of the country is banned. For essential travel only, the request for a laissez-passer permit must be done online 24 hours prior to setting out accompanied by a negative COVID-19 test. The permit remains valid for 72 hours and outside of curfew times.
  • Vulnerable individuals (elderly people and people with chronic diseases) are to remain home until further notice.
  • Relaxation in restrictions:
  • The nationwide curfew has been lifted. However, a curfew will be reinstated on areas where the authorities deem it necessary, due to a surge of COVID-19 cases.
  • The curfew in the Greater Abidjan was lifted on 15 May. Wearing of masks in public remains mandatory. Bars, night clubs and movie theatres remain closed at least until 31 May, while restaurants and ‘maquis’ are allowed to reopen. Schools will be allowed to reopen on 25 May.
  • Gatherings are limited to 200 people.
  • Croatia

    International restrictions:

  • Border crossings have been restricted. Croatian citizens and residents are allowed to return to Croatia and travel abroad. Additionally:
  • 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.
  • Entry is allowed for work reasons for citizens of EU member states and their families, third country nationals who are long term residents, and people with long term visas without the need to self isolate.
  • EU citizens are allowed to enter/exit Croatia in case of economical, business or tourist activities (confirmed by documents such as reservations).
  • Travellers can contact uzg.covid@mup.hr to confirm if their trip meets all necessary conditions.
  • Exceptions to this ban are people who travel for reasons of emergency.
  • All border crossings with Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia are closed for all traffic except for citizens of these countries and freight vehicles.
  • Freight transport is restricted to the following border crossings:Bregana & Macelj (HR/SI), Gorican & Dubosevica (HR/HU), Gradiska, Samac & Nova Sela (HR/BA) and Bajakovo (RS).
  • Ferry services to and from Italy have been suspended.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • In-country public transportation (air, land and rail traffic as well as boats) has resumed. No pass is needed to travel anymore.
  • Cuba

    International restrictions:

  • All borders will be closed until further notice. Only Cuban citizens and permanent residents will be permitted entrance and must undergo 14 days of quarantine.
  • Inbound and outbound commercial flights have been suspended.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Local governments have been implementing lockdown measures thus far on a locality-by-locality basis.
  • All public transportation has been suspended until further notice.
  • Nightly curfews remain in effect in Santiago de Cuba from 19.00 and in Consolacion del Sur from 20.00.
  • Curacao

    International restrictions:

  • Curacao has suspended inbound and outbound commercial flights until 31 May.
  • The following types of personnel are allowed to enter Curacao, if they have a verification letter from the government of Curacao:
  • Curaçao residents approved by the Government of Curaçao.
  • Medical specialists and other medical personnel who are authorized by the Government of Curaçao.
  • Other persons specifically approved by the Government of Curaçao
  • All inbound passengers will be subject to a mandatory quarantine of 14 days at a location indicated by the minister of health.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • All public transportation has been suspended until further notice.
  • Cyprus

    International restrictions:

  • International commercial flights are suspended until at least 28 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal.
  • In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children - regardless of their nationality - are allowed to enter the territory.
  • Within the TRNC, all patrons are required to wear facemasks when outside during the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April- tentatively 23 May).
  • 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.
  • All individuals entering Cyprus will undergo COVID-19 screenings and 14-day quarantine at designated medical facilities. Self-isolation may be possible, at the approval of the Ministry of Health.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • 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.
  • Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted.
  • Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have been banned, including private visits to homes.
  • Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek)
  • All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus will reopen on 21 May.
  • Hotels are allowed to resume operations from 9 June.
  • The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300.
  • The overnight curfew applies 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).
  • TRNC - A curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.
  • Czech Republic

    International restrictions:

  • Entry to the Czech Republic is only permitted for those with a valid reason. Valid reasons include:
  • Holders of permanent or long-term (more than 90 days) residence permits;
  • EU citizens travelling to the Czech Republic for business if the stay does not exceed 72 hours and a negative PCR test is provided;
  • Students of EU universities under certain conditions (see the website of the Ministry of the Interior for details);
  • Third-country nationals working in key sectors (see the website for details);
  • EU nationals transiting through the Czech Republic to their home countries;
  • Cross-border workers who must submit all relevant documentation when crossing the national border and provide a negative test for COVID-19 every 14 days to be able to enter the country.
  • The government has lifted the ban on non-essential movements and travel abroad. This only applies to Czech citizens and residents who wish to leave the country; tourism into the country is still not permitted. Upon their return from abroad, they will have to produce a negative certificate for COVID-19 (the test should not be older than four days) or self-quarantine for a 14-day period. No test has to be provided if the stay abroad was less than 72 hours long. Foreigners who are exempt from entry restrictions are also obliged to present a valid certificate or self-quarantine.
  • Authorities announced that internationals whose visas or residence permits have expired, amid the Coronavirus, will be allowed to stay in the Czech Republic until July 17.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • All individuals outside of their home must cover their mouth and nose with either a prospective medical mask, self-made mask or scarf.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • Shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and pubs with gardens have reopened. All shops and other establishments are due to have reopened by 25 May (although this remains tentative).
  • Gatherings up to 300 people will be allowed from 25 May.
  • On 20 May, national authorities proposed a further easing on border restrictions from 8 June, when people coming from low-risk countries, such as Austria, Croatia or Slovakia, would not need a negative test to enter the country.
  • Denmark

    International restrictions:

  • Borders are closed at least until 1 June. 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.
  • Internal border controls with other Schengen area members will remain in place until 12 November.
  • 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.
  • Faroe Islands has banned entry for foreign travellers until at least 30 June, unless their travel is essential.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A ban on gatherings of more than ten people remains in place. Large gatherings of 500 people or more will be banned until September.
  • All commercial internal flights are suspended.
  • Relaxation of restrictions
  • From 8 June, gatherings with 30-50 participants, cultural activities, indoor sports and other activities shall be authorised.
  • Greenland
  • Travel between Greenland and Denmark with Air Greenland will begin on 1 June.
  • International links will remain suspended until 1 June as well as entry of foreign citizens.
  • Djibouti

    International restrictions:

  • All international travel in and out of Djibouti is suspended, including humanitarian flights, until 1 September. Cargo movements are permitted.
  • Railway and boat travel is also suspended.
  • Land and sea borders are closed until 1 September.
  • 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:

  • A lockdown will continue to be eased from 17 May. Under the lockdown 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).
  • Internal transport is subject to restrictions, including passenger limitations and additional sanitisation practices.
  • Passengers buses and trains will be limited.
  • Schools, mosques, sport events and bars were also closed prior to the lockdown.
  • Dominica

    International restrictions:

  • Douglas Charles Airport is closed, and borders remain closed to foreign visitors. Dominican nationals will be allowed to return in coordination with other CARICOM countries.
  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A nightly curfew is in place from 19.00 to 05.00 on weekdays and a total lockdown during the weekends and holidays until 25 May.
  • Authorities established a hotline number +1 767 448 2151
  • Dominican Republic

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Borders are closed to foreign visitors until at least 1 June.
  • There is a quarantine requirement for visitors who have been in Europe, China, South Korea or Iran during the previous two weeks.
  • Outbound restrictions

  • All borders are closed until 1 June. Exemption only granted for flights repatriating foreigners and all-cargo flights.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Nationwide curfew from 19.00 to 05.00 on Monday-Saturday and from 17.00 to 05.00 on Sundays until 1 June.
  • Government plans to reopen the economy in four phases, beginning on 20 May.
  • During the first phase, businesses will be allowed to operate with up to 50% of their workforce. State public transport will resume operations from 06.00 to 18.00 at 30% of its passenger capacity.
  • Educational institutions and recreational and leisure facilities will remain closed.
  • Social distancing measures and facemasks are required in public.
  • Details of the remaining phases have yet to be announced.
  • Timor-Leste

    International restrictions:

  • Temporary border closure with Indonesia 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:

  • The second phase of the state of emergency is in effect until 27 May.
  • 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.
  • Although there has been no announcement on the extension of the lockdown, travel restrictions remain in force.
  • Movements of vehicles and public transportation with multiple passengers on board have been reportedly restricted between districts. Additionally, checkpoints have been established across the country including the capital Dili.
  • Ecuador

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Entry restrictions are in place until at least 31 May. Air, land and sea borders are closed. Entry is prohibited to all travellers, including Ecuadorian nationals and residents.
  • The Minister of Transport announced airport operations to resume on 1 June with restrictions in place.
  • Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited. Several flights are available to the US between 15-25 May, information available on the US Embassy in Ecuador website.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Domestic flights and interstate travel are suspended until 31 May.
  • All individuals are required to wear masks in public.
  • From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews.
  • As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00.
  • All persons are required to use facemasks when in public until further notice.
  • Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May.
  • 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 are suspended. Cargo flights and domestic flights are unaffected.
  • 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; flights to Khartoum (Sudan) are suspended until further notice.
  • People who have been in Bahrain, China (Hong Kong and Macao SARs), France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, or Vietnam will be screened upon arrival, and followed up with for a period of 7 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 for 14 days in a place determined by the Health Ministry.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A night-time curfew is in place from 21.00 until 06.00 until 23 May. All public transport is closed during the curfew.
  • From 24 to 29 May, the curfew will run between 17.00 and 06.00 coinciding with the six-day Eid holiday period. During those days, public transport will be halted and non-essential shops, restaurants and parks will continue to remain closed.
  • Starting on 30 May and until further notice, the curfew will run from 20.00 to 06.00.
  • All retail stores and shops remain open (including during the weekends) although they are required to close at 17.00.
  • The state of emergency was extended on 28 April for at least three months.
  • Curfew was also announced in some areas of North Sinai governorate from 19.00 to 06.00, with an exception to the capital of governorate al-Arish, where night-time curfew timing is 01.00-05.00.
  • El Salvador

    Inbound restrictions:

  • All foreign nationals are barred entry to the country until further notice. Permanent residents and accredited diplomats will be exempt from this travel ban.
  • El Salvadorian nationals and diplomats arriving in the country will undergo a mandatory quarantine on a military base for 30 days.
  • El Salvador International Airport Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez (SAL) will remain closed to passenger aircraft until further notice. The airport will continue to allow humanitarian and cargo flights to enter and depart. The airport has installed thermal imaging cameras to detect travellers’ temperatures.
  • Persons transiting through the country are still permitted.
  • Soldiers have been deployed to 142 non-official entry points to El Salvador, anyone attempting to enter will be imprisoned.
  • Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • The current state of emergency in El Salvador expires on 22 May.
  • The Salvadoran government extended a nationwide lockdown until 22 May.
  • During this time, only one person per household may leave their homes twice a week for essential purposes, according to the last number on their ID. Workers considered essential personnel are exempt from these laws.
  • Public transport is suspended until 22 May
  • Only banks, pharmacies, and supermarkets are allowed to be open for services. Restaurants may only have the option of food delivery; take-out or dine-in services are prohibited.
  • Travel between municipalities is prohibited.
  • Breaking quarantine may result in the seizure of the vehicle. Furthermore, persons violating the quarantine will undergo a medical examination and if considered “suspected case of COVID-19” they will undergo a 15 day quarantine at a containment centre.
  • Estonia

    International restrictions:

  • 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.
  • Citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are free to move between the three countries without restrictions or quarantine - however anyone crossing the border should wear a facemask.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • All public events indoors are banned until 30 June.
  • Schools and universities are closed until further notice.
  • Museums, movie theatres, shopping centres will remain closed until further notice.
  • 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.
  • Relaxation of restrictions:
  • Announcement on 17 May confirms:
  • Schools are gradually reopening.
  • Sports can be played with up to ten people participating with available disinfectants.
  • Public meetings of up to ten people are allowed.
  • From 1 June the following are opening: entertainment venues, saunas, spas, water centres, informal education and hobby classes, sports can be played with up to 100 people watching, or up to 50% capacity without an audience. Public meetings of up to 50 people will be allowed.
  • From 1 July: catering establishments can open without restrictions, cinema, concerts, conferences, festivals and more are allowed to restart operations up to 50% capacity. Public meetings of up to 500 people will be allowed.
  • Eswatini

    Internal restrictions:

  • Neighbouring South Africa is the only foreign destination served by eSwatini's international airport. However, the suspension of all international flights by South African authorities means that there will be no flights to and from eSwatini in the coming weeks.
  • The country’s borders are closed, except for returning citizens and legal residents who are subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
  • Foreign nationals from high-risk countries will not be allowed to enter Eswatini until further notice. Visas already issued are revoked.
  • The current state of emergency will be in place until at least 19 June.
  • A partial lockdown has been extended until at least 19 June. Unnecessary travel within cities, towns, communities and beyond, except for instances of providing or acquiring essential services such as healthcare, food, or banking services, is 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.
  • All travel between cities and regions require written permission given by the local authorities. The police have set up checkpoints along the highways to assure public adherence. Individuals must carry a permit with them at all times.
  • Public transport is only available for essential movement.
  • European Union/Schengen Area

    International restrictions:

  • While the European Commission (EC) recommends that member states close their external borders to all non-EU citizens until 15 June.
  • 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 affected countries, both nationals and expatriates, will be quarantined for 14 days.
  • All international inbound and outbound commercial flights are suspended, 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.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A ‘state of alarm’ is in place until at least 31 May.
  • The countrywide lockdown and the total containment of Malabo and Bata has been extended until 31 May.
  • Movement within the country has been restricted to essential reasons only. The use of masks and gloves when outside has been made compulsory.
  • All shops and factories are closed, except for those providing essential services such as food and medicine. Restaurants are also closed - except for food delivery.
  • All gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited until further notice.
  • Additional measures for the mainland include:
  • The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory.
  • Additional sanitary measures have been implemented at border crossings of Ebebiyin, Mocomiseng and Rio Campo.
  • Eritrea

    International restrictions:

  • Asmara International Airport is closed indefinitely. Land borders are also closed.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A nationwide lockdown is in place until further notice.
  • Schools and universities are closed until further notice.
  • Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than ten people have been banned.
  • Non-essential domestic movement remains proscribed. All citizens are required to stay at home except for grocery shopping and emergency medical care. Only two members of a household can go out to buy essential groceries at any given time during the day; the same applies for emergency medical purposes. Government services are no longer providing routine services. Non-essential businesses are closed; essential businesses close at 20.00. Those working in essential services will be issued permits by their companies. All other individuals will not be allowed to use their private vehicles during this time. 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:

  • Ethiopian airlines has suspended air traffic to over 110 countries. Domestic flights and cargo flights are still operational.
  • Transit through the capital Addis Ababa is still possible if passengers have onward tickets in hand upon arrival at Bole International Airport for a same-day connecting flight. Otherwise, they are likely to be quarantined in a designated hotel at their own expense. Transit passengers are not allowed to stay overnight in the airport. Those who do not have same-day connecting flights will be required to spend the night in a designated hotel at their own expense.
  • All incoming travellers 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 except for cargo traffic.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A national ‘state of emergency’ is in place until September.
  • Handshakes and religious, political and other official gatherings of more than four people are prohibited. While exceptions might be made for funeral services and essential services under special circumstances, all attendees will be required to maintain a two metre distance.
  • While some public transport services remain operational, passenger occupancy cannot exceed 50 percent of all seats. The same applies to private vehicles, which are also only allowed to travel on alternating days according to the last number of their license plate.
  • Educational institutions, bars and nightclubs remain closed.
  • State-of-emergency provisions prohibit employers from terminating employment contracts, while landlords are not allowed to evict tenants or raise rent.
  • Within the Tigray region, an emergency-rule order has been imposed until June: 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.
  • 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 is closed to all scheduled passenger travel; Fiji Airways has suspended all international flights until the end of June.
  • Transit through Fiji is banned until further notice.
  • All passenger travel to the outer islands has ceased.
  • All foreign nationals who have visited or transited through mainland China, Iran, South Korea, the US and all of Europe including the UK within 14 days prior to arrival will be denied entry. All cruise ships are banned from entering the country. Returning nationals are required to undergo a self-quarantine for 28 days.
  • National carrier Fiji Airways has suspended all domestic flights; only Fiji Link flights are operating at reduced frequency between Nadi and Suva.
  • Cruise ships are barred from entry.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A nationwide curfew operates from 22.00 to 05.00.
  • The lockdowns of the Greater Lautoka Area (Western division) and Suva (Central division) have been lifted, though the nationwide curfew remains in place. Schools in Fiji will remain closed until 12 June. Fiji Link airlines has resumed limited domestic services between Nadi and Suva.
  • Gatherings of more than 20 people are banned.
  • Finland

    International restrictions:

  • All land, sea and air borders remain closed at least until 14 June.
  • Groups that are allowed to cross the border:
  • Entry is permitted for Finnish nationals and their family members, nationals of other EU and Schengen member countries who are residing in Finland with their family members and 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.
  • Any foregin traveller wishing to leave Finland
  • A number of groups are allowed to travel for work and other essential reasons, these include: employment or commission-related commuting, health care and emergency professionals, diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers, commercial and transport personnel; for a full list see the Finnish Border Guard’s website.
  • Travellers arriving into the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days, during which travel is only permitted to the workplace, residence and essential movements.
  • Air travel is suspended, however, Helsinki-Vantaa airport and Mariehamn airport still operate some approved international links. Cargo traffic is not impacted by the restrictions.
  • All ferry services to Germany and Sweden are suspended and will remain so until at least 31 of May. Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency is in place until at least 1 June.
  • Gatherings of more than ten people are banned.
  • All restaurants and bars will remain closed until 31 May.
  • Relaxation of restrictions:
  • Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions:
  • From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen.
  • From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people.
  • From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.
  • France

    International restrictions:

  • French citizens, permanent residents and nationals of the EU/ Schengen area and assimilated countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the Holy See and the UK) are authorised to enter the country only for specific reasons below, until at least 15 June:
  • Persons who have their main residence in France, and their spouses and children; persons in transit through France to their residence, and their spouses and children; Healthcare professionals for the purposes of combating COVID-19; transporters of goods, including sailors; crews and personnel operating passenger and cargo flights, or travelling as passengers to reach their departure base; personnel of diplomatic and consular missions, as well as international organisations headquartered or having an office in France, holding a special residence permit or a visa D “carte PROMAE”; cross-border workers at internal land borders. Details are available on the government website.
  • Land border checks have been put into place until 30 October. Filling in an INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CERTIFICATE TO MAINLAND FRANCE is compulsory and can be downloaded in French or English here.
  • Following the extension of the state of emergency, all travellers, except for those arriving from the UK/Schengen area/European Union, face a 14-day compulsory quarantine and possible isolation when entering the country until further notice. Spanish travellers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, in a reciprocal move after Spain’s decision to quarantine all arrivals, including from the Schengen area.
  • Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate from France to the UK and Belgium, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a facemask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board.
  • Thalys services: All passengers are required to wear a facemask. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, to five daily round trips between Brussels and Paris (except on Sundays), and more trains linking Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones; a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions.
  • Since 11 May, movements within 100km of one’s residence have been allowed without the need to fill in a certificate. Travel over 100km remains limited to essential business and family-related reasons: such movements need to be justified using a certificate available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats.
  • The use of facemasks by anyone aged over 11 years is mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of facemasks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location.
  • Gatherings of a maximum of ten people are now allowed.
  • Most businesses have reopened, but cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, ski resorts and all other non-essential businesses remain closed. Those travelling in Ile-de-France during rush hour periods require a certificate from their employer explaining that they cannot work from home.The certificate is available on the government website.
  • Schools have been allowed to reopen progressively, subject to social distancing measures; no more than 15 students per class and ten children in nurseries. Wearing a facemask will be compulsory except for children under 3 years old. Universities will remain closed until the summer.
  • Nightly curfews remain in place in several cities, including in Compiegne, Creil and Nogent-sur Oise (all Hauts-de-France region).
  • While most airports remain open, several major airports are closed. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) will remain open until further notice. Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) has announced a suspension of all commercial flights until further notice. Paris Orly Airport (ORY) is closed until further notice.(LINK)
  • Inter-city plane, train and coach services have been reduced.
  • 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 June.
  • Travellers arriving in La Reunion must quarantine for 14 days.
  • No cruise ships/passenger ships of over 100 people are allowed into the territorial waters of the French islands.
  • Public parks and secondary education institutions have reopened in green zones from 18 May.
  • Relaxation of restrictions:
  • A review of further measures is due in late May.
  • From 2 June, public transport should operate at normal capacity.
  • France has agreed to reopen borders with Germany from 15 June.
  • French Guiana

    International restrictions:

  • Most international flights remain suspended. Travellers entering French Guiana through Cayenne's Felix Eboue Airport (CAY) will be required to complete an International Travel Certificate and undergo a 14-day quarantine.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A curfew between 23.00 and 05.00 remains in place.
  • Saint-Georges de l’Oyapock commune is on lockdown.
  • Shops are allowed to reopen, with a limited number of customers to ensure social distancing.
  • Restaurants, theatres, cinemas and gyms are closed until further notice.
  • The use of facemasks is mandatory on public transport.
  • Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. However, funerals can be attended by a maximum of 20 people.
  • French Polynesia

    International restrictions:

  • Non-residents are denied entry until further notice.
  • All passengers arriving in or transiting via French Polynesia are required to present an International Travel Certificate obtained from the French consular office before departure. Travellers coming from mainland France are required to be tested negative for COVID-19 before departing for French Polynesia. Arriving passengers from international flights will be subject to a 14-day self quarantine at their residence.
  • Following the suspension of flights by Air Tahiti Nui until further notice, 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 suspensions are lifted.
  • All travellers who have been in Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions), Japan, Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam must have a medical certificate. The medical certificate must be dated from a maximum five days prior to their arrival and must describe the passenger's health condition.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The authorities have announced a lightened lockdown from 29 April to 13 May.
  • 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. Internal restrictions in the outer islands are being eased due to effective containment of the virus. The above restrictions only apply in Tahiti and Moorea.
  • A nightly curfew has been lifted on 7 May.
  • Domestic air services are suspended.
  • All private and public events are prohibited except for church services.
  • Inter-island travel is banned except for journeys between Tahiti and Moorea.
  • 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:

  • All international commercial flights are suspended until further notice.
  • 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:

  • Travellers on essential travel must obtain a laissez-passer from the Ministry of Interior.
  • Countrywide curfew between 19.30 and 06.00 until further notice
  • All internal commercial flights are cancelled.
  • Wearing a mask in public is mandatory.
  • Schools and universities are closed until further notice.
  • Bars and nightclubs as well as most markets and shops, except food ones and pharmacies, remain closed until further notice.
  • All gatherings of more than ten people are not authorised, this includes cultural and sport-related events.
  • Relaxation of restrictions:
  • Authorities on 8 May announced the end of the state of emergency from 11 May. Restrictions measures and lockdown continue to be in place.
  • Libreville’s confinement was lifted on 5 May in order to restart the economy.
  • The lockdown has been eased since 27 April, Non-food shops are starting to gradually reopen. Businesses can operate from 7.30 to 14.00 as well as administration from 7.30 to 15.30.
  • Internal travel within the districts of the capital Libreville can resume. However, exiting Greater Libreville — the capital and three bordering communes — remains banned.
  • Gambia

    International restrictions:

  • Land borders with Senegal closed (with the exception of essential supplies and security personnel) and authorities have suspended all flights. Cargo and medical flights are exempt from this measure.
  • All travellers originating from a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days in one of the Governments designated facilities. Those held at these facilities will be provided with proviant, shelter and medical assistance at the expense of the government.
  • 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.
  • A state of emergency was declared and will last until at least May 17, and it has been extended until 10 June. This resulted in:
  • Closure of all non-essential food markets, madrassas, places of worship, majilis and daras.
  • A maximum of ten people are allowed to attend weddings, baptisms, funerals, and all other social gatherings.
  • All public transport shall carry only half of the total number of passengers permitted to transport by law.
  • Ghana

    International restrictions:

  • There are restrictions on land and maritime borders until at least 31 May. The measure does not apply to the transportation of goods, supplies and cargo to Ghana. International travel via commercial flights remain suspended.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Facemasks are compulsory in most outdoor public places.
  • Suspension of all public gatherings, both private and business (including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events, religious activities) remains in place at least until 31 May.
  • Public transport operators are required to limit the number of passengers and enforce social distancing and hygiene protocols on board.
  • All schools are to remain closed until further notice.
  • Beaches are closed and will be patrolled by police to enforce restrictions.
  • Relaxation of restrictions:
  • Domestic flights have resumed, with Kotoka International Airport reopening to serve internal flights to Tamale, Takoradi and Kumasi.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The 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 until further notice; border closure between Azerbaijan and Georgia is extended until 22 May.
  • 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.
  • Domestic restrictions:
  • A curfew is in effect between 21.00 and 06.00.
  • Residents over 70 years of age are not permitted to leave their homes except to visit the nearest store, pharmacy or hospital.
  • Although intra-city movement by vehicles is allowed again, most of the intercity travel remains prohibited. Traffic from and to cities of Batumi and Kutaisi has reopened since 5 May. Restrictions will remain in place in the capital Tbilisi and Rustavi (Kvemo Kartli region).
  • Food establishments, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and postal services remain operational amid the state of emergency. People travelling outside their homes are required to carry their passports or official IDs at all times.
  • Restrictions are expected to ease in the coming weeks under the government's six-stage plan to reopen the economy. There will be a two-week interval between each stage as the authorities assess the COVID-19 situation in the country. Schools and universities will remain closed until September.
  • Abkhazia:
  • The region’s border with Russia has been closed for most categories of traveller, including local nationals, until further notice.
  • The lockdown has been lifted on Gali and Garga and districts.
  • South Ossetia
  • The region’s border with Russia is closed until at least 31 May.
  • Internal measures imposed include 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:

  • A number of land and sea border crossing points with Austria, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, and Switzerland have been limited, and temporary border controls have been introduced at the remaining crossing points to those countries. In addition, air passengers travelling from Italy and Spain to Germany will be subject to immigration checks. These measures will remain in place until 15 June. A full explanation of the restrictions in place is available (in German only) on the Bundespolizei website.
  • The border crossings with Austria, France and Switzerland have reopened and systemic checks have been replaced by spot checks. In addition, the border with Luxembourg has fully reopened and no restrictions are in place between the countries. The border with Denmark continues to be in place until an official statement from Denmark has been released. It is expected that the remaining controls at these borders would be lifted on 15 June.
  • Travelers without an urgent travel reason are not allowed to enter Germany.
  • Groups that are allowed to cross the border include:
  • Citizens, residents, long-term visa holders returning to Germany.
  • EU citizens and third-country nationals transiting through Germany to their home country or place of residence if they can demonstrate with a ticket that there's no alternative to travelling through Germany to reach their destination.
  • All persons travelling for urgent reasons (including medical treatment, family deaths, caring for underage children).
  • All persons moving goods, travelling for work-related reasons or to carry out a professional activity. This must be documented by carrying suitable documents (including employment contract, order documents, cross-border commuter card). Commuters also have a form to download and fill in).
  • Spouses and registered partners.
  • Travel to Austria and Switzerland is authorised for visiting life partners, relatives, attending family events or tending to agricultural areas.
  • Which cross-border travel is considered mandatory remains at the discretion of border authorities. To discuss whether an exception would apply due to your individual circumstances you can contact the dedicated federal police office at +49 800 6 888 000.
  • Currently, most travellers allowed to enter Germany following several days abroad will have to undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. This does not apply for travellers arriving in Bavaria, Lower Saxony, Hamburg and North Rhine Westphalia states from EU countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In practice, the quarantine is self-enforced. Police will hand the traveller a form and instruct them to self-isolate and contact the health department. Exceptions are provided for asymptomatic cross-border workers, business travellers on urgent business and transiting travellers. Full information on quarantine rules is available from the ministry of the interior’s website in English and German.
  • Pending approval, travellers arriving from EU/EEA member states and the UK will be exempt from quarantine requirements. In the future, the quarantine requirement will depend on the state of outbreak at the point of departure.
  • All 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 further notice.
  • Flights with suspected COVID-19 cases aboard will be diverted to dedicated airports, where medical teams have been posted.
  • Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a facemask from 11 May. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, including on the route linking Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Wearing masks (non-medical) while using public transport and shopping is mandatory in all states. Major events prohibited at least until 31 August.
  • In public, at least 1,5m distance must be maintained except between members of the same household.
  • Relaxation of restrictions
  • On 6 May the federal government handed authority for relaxing restrictions over to state governments. A comprehensive list of restrictions in place at a state level is compiled (in German) by newspaper Die Zeit on their website.
  • A partial relaxation of restrictions involves:
  • Between 9 and 22 May, pubs and restaurants are planned to reopen with 50% capacity.
  • Gibraltar

    International restrictions:

  • There are 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.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A lockdown is in place. Only essential services will remain open. Residents can exit their accommodation for essential reasons, including reaching their workplace and exercise.
  • 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:

  • Most travellers are subject to a 14 day quarantine upon arrival in the country.
  • The following categories of travellers are excluded: passengers on transit flights, flight crews, state flights, medical and humanitarian flights, military flights, cargo flights and Frontex flight passengers.
  • Commercial flights to/from Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and Turkey are suspended until 31 May.
  • Borders and ferry services with Albania, Italy and North Macedonia are closed until 15 June with the exception of trade and persons of Greek nationality or those resident in Greece.
  • Greece has prohibited the docking of cruise ships and international sailboats in Greek ports.
  • Flights to/from Germany from Athens International Airport (ATH) will continue to run. Cargo, humanitarian and repatriation flights are also exempt from the measure.
  • From 1 June, travel to Bulgaria and Serbia for business, family and humanitarian reasons is allowed for all Greek travellers without the need to quarantine.
  • An entry ban for non-EU citizens remains in place (see related Schengen area alert), with the exception of necessary travel authorised by Greek consular offices, at least until 14 June.
  • Exceptions apply for: Health workers; those with a long-term visa in a European and Schengen country; those who have obtained a travel permit from a Greek consulate; government, diplomatic, military and humanitarian staff; and aircraft crews will be allowed to enter Greece.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The wearing of masks is now mandatory in public transit, taxis, elevators and healthcare facilities. The state also strongly recommends the use of a mask in all areas but it is not mandatory.
  • The violation of restrictions is punishable by fines of between 150 and 5000 Euros.
  • Only local residents are allowed to board ferries to the islands. Ships carrying essential provisions are exempt from the ban. Pleasure boats out at sea must dock permanently. These restrictions are expected to be lifted in mid-June.
  • Restrictions on migrant and refugee camps extended until 21 May.
  • Aegean islands/Lesbos island: Additional restrictions remain in place until further notice in migrants’ camps on the Greek islands. No volunteers are 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, English, Farsi, French and Greek.
  • Migrant camps in Ritsona and Malakasa have been placed under full sanitary isolation. No one is allowed to leave or enter the camp. Additional security forces have been deployed.
  • Relaxation of restrictions
  • No more restrictions for travel within the country.
  • Mosques and churches are now allowed to resume services.
  • Travel by ferry to all other islands will resume on 25 May.
  • Cafes and restaurants are due to open between 25 May and 1 June; Hotels that operate year round from 1 June.
  • Entertainment and sports venues (cinemas, theatres, entertainment centres, gyms, etc.) should be allowed to reopen in early June. Social distancing should be respected and capacity will be at 60 % max.
  • In mid-June, touristic seasonal accommodation will reopen and ferries will be at almost 100% capacity.
  • From 1 June there will be no more mandatory COVID-19 test nor 14 day quarantine.
  • Grenada

    Inbound restrictions:

  • Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) and Lauriston Airport (CRU) are closed to commercial flights until further notice.
  • All official ports of entry have been closed to passenger traffic, foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter until further notice.
  • Arriving nationals and residents will be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
  • Outbound restrictions:

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

  • A nationwide curfew is in effect from 19.00 to 05.00 until further notice.
  • Businesses may reopen with approval from the government and operate from 08.00 to 17.00.
  • Travel for essential business only on designated days.
  • It’s mandatory to wear facial masks when in public.
  • Guadeloupe

    International restrictions:

  • International flights remain suspended until further notice. However, operations at Aime Cesaire International Airport will resume on 11 May with flights between Guadeloupe and Martinique. The announcement of further inter-island flights between French Overseas Territories remains possible in the coming weeks.
  • Arriving passengers must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. .
  • No cruise ships/passenger ships of over 100 people are allowed into the territorial waters of the French islands.
  • 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.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures will begin nationwide.
  • From 11 May, the use of facemasks by anyone aged over 11 years will be mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of facemasks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location.
  • Gatherings of a maximum of ten people are now allowed.
  • Many businesses have reopened, but cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, ski resorts and all other non-essential businesses remain closed. Public parks and secondary education institutions may reopen 18 May.
  • Guam

    International restrictions:

  • All incoming passengers, including those in transit, will be subject to a 14-day quarantine at a government-designated facility. Travellers who have been in a COVID-19-affected country for more than a week will be barred entry if they do not hold a document recognised and certified by Guam Department of Social Health and Services (DPHSS) confirming that they are not infected with COVID-19. The test must be dated no more than 72 hours before the date of arrival. Returning residents are exempted.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A state of public health emergency is in place until at least 5 June.
  • The authorities have eased restrictions slightly, allowing gatherings up to ten people to take place. From 10 May, retail outlets, shopping malls, salons, and government services that adhere to social-distancing measures have been allowed to operate. Several roads remain closed from 10.00 to 22.00 daily for essential or authorised services only.
  • Guatemala

    Inbound restrictions:

  • All arrival flights are suspended until further notice.
  • Border closure (air, sea, land) for all foreign travellers until further notice. Guatemalan nationals and residents and accredited diplomats will be permitted entry via land crossing only; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine.
  • 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.
  • Outbound restrictions:

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

  • A nationwide lockdown is in effect from until 05.00 on 18 May. During this time only employees of essential businesses are allowed to drive; non-essential businesses remain closed. Beginning 18 May there is a national daily curfew in place from 17.00 to 05.00. Residents are required to adhere to a social distancing measure of 1.5 metres and the use of masks in public spaces is mandatory.
  • A state of calamity has been extended until 5 June.
  • From 22 to 24 May lockdown is in effect.
  • Transport between departments is prohibited; essential travel between all other departments is allowed.
  • Public transportation has been suspended.
  • All shops aside from those selling essential goods are to remain closed. The sale of alcohol is allowed from 04.00 to 15.00 but drinking in public places is prohibited.
  • Masks must be worn in public.
  • Guinea-Bissau

    International restrictions:

  • The country’s land and maritime borders are closed, and all international flights are suspended until further notice.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • An ongoing state of emergency has been extended until 26 May; 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.
  • The nationwide curfew between 17.00 and 06.00 will be maintained; people are allowed to leave their houses for grocery shopping between 07.00 and 14.00.
  • Wearing facemasks is now mandatory in public places.
  • Public transport countrywide has been suspended.
  • Guinea

    International restrictions:

  • 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 until further notice.
  • Cargo and humanitarian flights will continue to operate normally.
  • Land borders are closed.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Exit from the capital Conakry has been prohibited. Entry to the city is not affected.
  • The state of emergency has been extended at least until 15 June.
  • The night-time curfew from 22.00 until 05.00 was lifted except in Conakry, Coyah and Dubreka.
  • All internal travel is prohibited except under exceptional circumstances.
  • Non-essential facilities, such as places of worship and schools, have been closed, while gatherings of more than 20 people have been banned and public transport in Conakry reduced. This triggered a strike in the public transport network to denounce this decision.
  • The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory across the country.
  • All suspected COVID-19 cases are sent to one of the four laboratories in the country available for COVID-19 testing. People are required to stay in the laboratories until the test result comes back.
  • Guyana

    Inbound restrictions:

  • The country’s airports will remain closed until at least 31 May. The land and sea borders remain open.
  • Travellers coming from Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Iran, Italy, 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 but there are no commercial flights.
  • 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 until 3 June; all non-essential businesses are closed, barring hospitals, healthcare and medical facilities.
  • In the capital Georgetown gatherings exceeding five persons are prohibited.
  • Haiti

    Inbound restrictions:

  • All ports, airports and borders have been closed indefinitely, with the exception of goods traffic.
  • The border with Dominican Republic is closed to all travellers, with the exemption of trade.
  • Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Authorities have introduced a nationwide curfew from 20.00 to 05.00.
  • A state of emergency, with associated restrictions on mobility, will remain in place until at least 19 July.
  • Educational institutions, places of worship and industrial parks are closed and gatherings of more than ten people are banned.
  • The use of masks in public is mandatory from 11 May until further notice.
  • 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 on approved flights and by land via the El Florido border crossing with Guatemala, which is only open from 06.00 to 21.00; 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:

  • The Honduran government has locked down the entire department of Cortes (including San Pedro Sula), as well as the El Progreso municipality (Yoro department), Las Vegas (Santa Barbara department) until 24 May. Individuals in these locations are not permitted to leave their homes for any reason, including to shop for food, medicine or fuel. Some professionals are exempt from the lockdown.
  • A nationwide curfew has been extended until at least 24 May for all other municipalities. Residents are under curfew except from 07.00 to 17.00 on weekdays, when essential shopping is permitted according to the last digit of their individual identity document. Elderly people, pregnant women and individuals with disabilities are limited to shopping on weekdays from 07.00 to 09.00. Personnel for essential services are exempt from the curfew, but must carry documentation. No one is allowed to circulate on Saturdays and Sundays, except essential personnel.
  • 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. The use of facemasks in public spaces is mandatory, violators are subject to fines, 24 hour detention and community work.
  • Restrictions on road travel have been put in place. Checkpoints have been established on major roadways at entrances and exits of cities, such as the capital Tegucigalpa. 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:

  • Only Hungarian citizens and EU/Schengen area nationals holding a permanent residence card or a registration certificate and address card are allowed to enter the country.
  • All foreign citizens are barred from entering the country - except for commuters who can cross the border at three specific border checkpoints with Serbia. Budapest airport remains open and everyone is free to depart. Measures do not apply to Hungarian citizens.
  • All individuals entering Hungary are obliged to undergo a medical examination at the border to check for signs of COVID-19 infection. Those individuals suspected of infection will be put into officially designated quarantine for 14 days. If there is no suspicion of infection, individuals will still be required to quarantine at home for 14 days. The government has closed its land borders with Austria and Slovenia, closed all schools and placed restrictions on public gatherings.
  • Borders with Serbia have reopened for commuter workers only.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Other aspects of the indefinite nationwide lockdown are still in place. Authorities review the need to extend lockdown measures each Wednesday. 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 at least until the end of May.
  • Mass events are banned until at least 15 August.
  • Since 27 April, facemasks are mandatory for passengers on public transport in the capital Budapest.
  • Budapest and Pest County: in these areas, stricter rules remain in force. Individuals are allowed to leave home only for essential purposes (work, shopping for essential products, banking and postal services, and to help people unable to provide for themselves).
  • Outdoor exercise is permitted, but people must either be alone or only with people from their household.
  • All restaurants will offer takeaway services only.
  • Relaxation of restrictions
  • From 4 May, nationwide, in areas other than Budapest and Pest County, shops and restaurants may reopen without time limits (while maintaining the 09.00-12.00 shopping time for over 65s). Cafes, restaurants and bars may reopen but guests will only be allowed to sit outside.
  • From 18 May, Budapest follows the rest of the country in lifting restrictions and reopening restaurants and cafes as well as shops.
  • From 18 and until further notice the respect of social distancing measures and wearing facemasks in public transport, taxis, markets and shops are mandatory.
  • For business purposes only, borders with Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and Slovakia will reopen.
  • Iceland

    International restrictions:

  • All travellers, except from Faroe Islands and Greenland, arriving in Iceland will now have to self-quarantine for 14 days until further notice. Passengers arriving will have to fill out a Public Health Passenger Locator form and present it at border inspection and they will need to have an address where they will quarantine. Professionals and others travelling to Iceland for work may be eligible for modified quarantine.
  • Foreign nationals are banned from entering the country until at least 15 June, except for EU/EEA, EFTK and UK nationals. This excluded essential travel: airport transit, health and care workers on professional travel, transportation crew (airlines and freighters), individuals requiring international protection, individuals travelling because of acute family incidents and diplomats, international organisation staff, members of armed forces traveling to Iceland for duty, and humanitarian aid workers.
  • Foreign Nationals covered by the travel restriction, who need to travel to a Schengen Member State through Iceland for any of the above-mentioned purposes, are advised to contact the Member State they are travelling to for a written confirmation of their permission to enter the respective state. Without such confirmation, such Foreign nationals cannot be authorised to enter the Schengen Area in Iceland.
  • Authorities decided to introduce temporary border controls within the Schengen area until 15 June.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Gatherings up to 50 people are allowed provided that participants maintain at least a two-metres distance between each other.
  • Universities and secondary education institutions are closed.
  • Relaxation of restrictions
  • From 15 June, inbound travellers are expected to be given a choice between a two-week quarantine or being tested for the virus upon arrival, or otherwise proving that they are free of coronavirus infection. Details of the implementation are still emerging.
  • India

    International restrictions:

  • Starting from 7 May, 15,000 Indian nationals from abroad will be repatriated back to India. Citizens who arrive via the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi will be screened and divided into three categories: those with COVID-19 related symptoms will be sent to hospitals, while those who have been in contact with COVID-19 patients will be required to undergo 14 days quarantine at government facilities. The rest of the returning citizens will be required to fill up a declaration form and self-quarantine for 14 days at their residence.
  • All international commercial flights are suspended until 31 May.
  • All incoming travellers, including Indian nationals, are prohibited from entering the country through air, sea, land, rail and river ports. Vehicles/Trains carrying goods and essential supplies are exempted, along with crew, driver, helper, cleaner, etc. who are subject to screening upon entry.
  • Visas from all countries are suspended until 31 May. The visa-free travel mechanism for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cardholders are suspended until 31 May. Visas and validity of OCI remain valid for those 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 1 February and 3 May. Those who wish to apply for such an extension should email the relevant Foreign Registration Office listed on their website.
  • Internal Restrictions:

  • Domestic and private aircraft operations will resume gradually from 25 May.
  • The nationwide lockdown has been extended until 31 May.
  • Commencing 4 May restrictions are partially relaxed depending on the designated area code of ‘Green’, ‘Orange’ or ‘Red’
  • Full List of zones HERE. This list will be updated in the coming days following the latest lockdown extension until 31 May.
  • The authorities have designated various areas as ‘containment zones’ within urban centres, completely sealing them off and closely monitoring the situation. These zones will be determined based on guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and demarcated by states/union territories/district administration.
  • On 17 May, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced a partial relaxation of restrictions in the ‘Red’, ‘Orange’ and ‘Green’ zones, barring the ‘Containment’ zones across the country.
  • Under the latest directives, restrictions will be relaxed for non-containment zones. Buses and taxis will be allowed to operate. All shops, except those in malls will be allowed to operate. Non-essential items are now permitted to be delivered. Restaurants are allowed to open for take-away. While inter-state movement has been permitted, this measure requires individual state authorities to establish agreement. Medical professionals and emergency services are allowed to move across states without any restriction. More details will emerge in the coming days.
  • While the Ministry of Home Affairs has released the general guidelines to partially ease the restrictions, state- and union territory-level governments can refuse to implement the relaxation or amend the easing of measures depending on their specific situation. Below is the non-exhaustive list of states and union territories with varying degree of partial restriction easing measures:
  • Karnataka: Lockdown extended until 19 May, with no additional relaxations.
  • Maharashtra: Lockdown extended until 31 May. Further relaxations will be announced in the coming days.
  • Mizoram: Lockdown extended until 31 May though the state was designated as a green zone by the MHA.
  • Punjab: Lockdown extended until 31 May. The state government has relaxed the curfew in the state, including resumption of partial private and public transport from 18 May. Further relaxations will be announced in the coming days.
  • Tamil Nadu: Lockdown extended until 31 May. No relaxations will be provided in the state capital Chennai, and the districts of Ariyalur, Chengalpattu, Cuddalore, Kallakurichi, Kancheepuram, Perambalur, Ranipet, Thiruvallur, Thiruvannamalai, Tirupattur and Viluppuram.
  • Telangana: Lockdown extended until 29 May, with no additional relaxations.
  • Andhra Pradesh: Lockdown extended until 31 May. Inter-state bus operations will resume. Private vehicles will be allowed and shops can operate.
  • West Bengal: Lockdown extended until 31 May with various relaxations. Shops and offices will be allowed to open at half of their capacity from 21 May. Private and public transport will gradually be resumed.
  • Assam: Lockdown extended until 31 May with a nightly curfew. All shops are allowed to open until 18.00 and private and public transport can operate at a limited capacity.
  • Uttar Pradesh: Lockdown extended until 31 May with relaxations. Non-essential movement of vehicles, including private vehicles, will be allowed. Shops are allowed to open.
  • The following remain suspended for all zones until 31 May:
  • All educational, training and coaching institutes
  • Metro rail services
  • Hospitality services including hotels and accommodations
  • All social, political, entertainment, cultural and religious functions and venues
  • Funerals are allowed but with no more than 20 people attending.
  • All movement from 19.00 to 07.00 is prohibited, except for essential purposes.
  • Further measures will remain in place:
  • Wearing facemasks is compulsory in public.
  • Strict two-metre distancing will have to be followed in places allowed to resume work.
  • Indian Railways will resume limited train services from 12 May, where trains will run from New Delhi to other major urban centres including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Patna. Tickets will only be sold online starting 11 May 04.00.
  • Indonesia

    International restrictions:

  • All commercial flights to and from Indonesia are expected to be reduced until at least 1 June. Cargo transport, law enforcement operations, and operations supporting COVID-19 containment, repatriation flights as well as flights for state officials, diplomatic staff and representatives of international organisations will continue to operate.
  • There is a temporary entry and transit ban for all foreign travellers into Indonesia, apart from those with stay permits, on diplomatic missions and in essential services sectors.
  • Foreign nationals must provide a health certificate that includes a non-reactive/negative COVID-19 result from a Rapid Test or PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) of health (in English or Bahasa Indonesia) issued by the local health authorities no more than seven days prior to arrival. Indonesian nationals are exempt.
  • Those who test negative may be allowed to self quarantine at home.
  • They must also not have a travel history to any COVID-19 affected countries in the 14 days prior entry into Indonesia. According to the authorities, should there still be many COVID-19 affected countries, the other two requirements would suffice.
  • 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.
  • All Visa services are temporarily suspended for all types of visas until further notice with the exception of Diplomatic Visas, Service Visas and Residence Visas Limited TKA (VITAS TKA) specifically for foreigners who are working on the National Strategic Project (PSN).
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • All domestic transport via air, land and sea was allowed to resume from 7 May. However, operators have to comply with strict health guidelines and not everybody is allowed to travel. Individuals exempt from travel restrictions are required to abide by further directives. These include a travel certificate from a relevant institution, a negative COVID-19 test and declaration of travel plans.
  • The authorities implemented ‘large scale social restrictions’ (PSBB), which is legally enforceable. The capital Jakarta, has PSBB in place until 22 May.
  • Other areas under PSBB include, but are not limited to, West Sumatra province, Surabaya (East Java province), South Tangerang city, Tangerang city, Tangerang regency (all Banten province), Tarakan city (North Kalimantan province), Bogor regency, Bogor city, Depok city, Bekasi regency, Bekasi city, Bandung City, Bandung regency, West Bandung regency, Sumedang regency, Cimahi city (all West Java province), Tegal city, (Central Java province), Pekanbaru city (Riau province), Makassar city (South Sulawesi province).
  • Areas under COVID-19 ‘Red Zone’ (areas with high case of COVID-19) include, but are not limited to, Batam city, Greater Bandung, Greater Jakarta, Malang city, Manokwari city, Medan city, Palembang city, Semarang city, Surabaya city, Surakarta city and Sorong city.
  • Travel within the Greater Jakarta (Bogor, Bekasi, Depok, Jakarta and Tangerang) via ground transport is permitted.
  • Travel into and out of COVID-19 ‘red zones’ and areas which have implemented PSBB measures, including Jakarta, will be prohibited under the ban. However, inter-provincial toll roads and public transportation will remain open so as to facilitate travel for essential workers and services.
  • For areas under PSBB, travel by train and sea is restricted until 31 May and 8 June respectively. All public facilities will be closed including places of worship, schools, entertainment venues, as well as some tourist attractions. All businesses in non-essential sectors have been urged to implement working from home arrangements for staff.
  • Jakarta: Under PSBB until 4 June, all public facilities are closed including places of worship, schools, entertainment venues and some tourist attractions. All businesses in non-essential sectors have been urged to implement working from home arrangements for staff. Taxi services such as Bluebird continue to operate, though with reduced operations. TransJakarta bus and metro services are only operating at half their passenger capacity and with reduced hours from 06.00 to 18.00. All passengers are required to wear a mask when using public transport in Jakarta. The city’s Mass Rapid Transit and Light Rail Transit services are limited to 06.00-18.00 under the PSBB.
  • A curfew has been put in place in Aceh province until 29 May, between 20.30 and 05.30. 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).
  • The annual exodus of Indonesians from urban centres to their hometowns, known locally as mudik, for the Eid al-Fitr holiday has been banned.
  • All access both inbound and outbound from airports and seaports in Papua is restricted; a number of local government authorities have ordered this to be extended. 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.
  • During the period of the PSBB, all passengers of the KRL Commuterline (in Greater Jakarta region) are required to show a letter of assignment indicating that they work for essential sectors that are allowed to operate during PSBB.
  • 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 ban on inter-city travel has been lifted, and those businesses judged to pose only a ‘medium risk’ of spreading the coronavirus have been allowed to reopen. This excludes gyms, restaurants, shopping malls and Tehran's grand bazaar
  • Universities, schools, cultural and sports centres will remain closed.
  • Iraq

    International restrictions:

  • All airports across both Federal Iraq and the Kurdistan Region will be closed to commercial passenger flights until at least 1 June, subject to an additional extension.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Federal Iraq
  • The nightly curfew timing has changed to 17.00-05.00, applicable to weekends as well, in place until further notice. A 24-hour curfew will be enforced during the Eid al-Fitr holiday from 22 to 30 May.
  • All individuals are required to wear facemasks when outside of their homes, or will face legal consequence.
  • Interprovincial movement is restricted to only emergency situations, civil servants and business trips. Intraprovincial movements are also restricted in areas under curfew.
  • 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.
  • Kurdistan Region (KR)
  • A 24-hour full lockdown will be in place for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, either on 23 or 24 May, for three days. No traffic will be allowed except security and medical services. Only pharmacies can operate during the full lockdown.
  • 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. However, during the three-day lockdown in the Eid holiday, no movement between KR and federal Iraq, as well as inter-provincial movement within KR will be allowed.
  • All border crossings, including those previously open for residents to return, are closed until 1 June.
  • Ireland

    International restrictions:

  • Anyone coming into Ireland (apart from Northern Ireland) is advised to self-quarantine on arrival for 14 days. This includes Irish residents.
  • 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.
  • Travel restrictions for people coming from China, Iran, Italy and Spain.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Lockdown measures are gradually being eased. Certain businesses, including hardware stores, motor repair shops, IT outlets and opticians, reopened on 18 May, some workers may return to work.
  • Citizens are advised to avoid unnecessary journeys and stay within 5km of their residence.
  • Facemasks are mandatory on public transport and enclosed indoor areas such as small shops.
  • Educational institutions as well as bars and pubs are closed until further notice. All non-essential businesses are closed.
  • The government banned social gatherings of more than four people.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • Lockdown measures are gradually being eased. This process will start with increasing the allowed exercise area to 5km and allowing over-70s to go out for exercise.
  • From 8 June, people may travel up to 20 km from their home, further retail outlets can reopen and up to four people may visit another household.
  • From 29 June, events can take place but will not be open to the public. Organisations where employees have low levels of interaction with people can reopen. Cafes and restaurants may reopen. Public transport will be restricted, measures will be introduced at ports and airports.
  • Hotels will potentially reopen from 20 July. Cultural venues can open, social gatherings will be allowed.
  • Larger events may be allowed from 10 August.
  • Israel

    International restrictions:

  • European carrier Wizz Air announced that it will resume limited flights between London Luton Airport (LTN) and a few destinations, including Tel Aviv, although, at the moment, only Israeli citizens and residents are allowed to enter Israel, provided they undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. This measure is in place until further notice.
  • Quarantine should be undertaken in a state-designated facility. Isolation at home can be allowed on a case by case basis, but travellers are required to fill in this form 72 hours before departure.
  • Entry 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.
  • Borders 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:

  • Up to 50 people can gather in an open-air space. Visits to first-degree family members are allowed.
  • Two people can exercise together, while sea sports are allowed, although congregating at beaches remains prohibited.
  • Restrictions requiring shops in Muslim-majority areas to close at 18.00 will be applied in communities designated as virus hotspots.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • A multi-phase exit strategy is underway. The first began on 7 May, when malls and open-air markets and gyms were allowed to reopen.
  • The reopening of smaller shops has been approved. These include: increasing the workforce to 30% in the private sector; allowing smaller shops to reopen, removing the 100 metres movement restriction for non-essential reasons; as long as social-distancing rules are adhered to. Schools have reopened for limited classes and under strict preventive measures.
  • The restriction to only exercise within 1,640 feet (500 metres) from home is lifted.
  • Hotels and other guest accommodation venues can reopen.
  • All people must wear a facemask in public. An initial fine of 200 Israeli Shekel for failing to wear a mask after receiving a first warning applies, and a distance of two metres between people must be maintained.
  • Further restrictions will be lifted, pending an assessment of the situation, 31 May and 14 June when the majority of restrictions can be lifted (under the condition of adhering to social-distancing rules and additional preventive measures).
  • Italy

    International restrictions:

  • All land, sea and air borders will remain partially closed until 3 June. However there are exceptions for work, health or absolute urgency needs. These apply for:
  • Italian citizens and residents who are abroad temporarily (for tourism, business or otherwise) or had been forced to leave a foreign country. This exception doesn’t apply for those who normally reside abroad and wish to visit Italy.
  • Foreign travellers who wish to transit through Italy to reach their country of residence. The transit must not exceed 24 hours (extendable in exceptional circumstances by additional 12 hours).
  • Foreign travellers wishing to enter Italy for work reasons.
  • The travellers should preferably check with the airline/courier if they present the essential reasons for travelling, since further health/documentation checks could be imposed before boarding.
  • All travellers entering Italy are required to fill-in a certificate (link) stating the reasons for their travel and the address where they will spend a 14-day mandatory self-isolation period. The same certificate is required to be filled in by all travellers transiting through Italy.
  • All arrivals are required to undergo a 14-day self-isolation. Those unable to self-isolate will be quarantined in designated government facilities. Those who enter Italy for work can postpone the start of the quarantine for 72 hours (extendable for another 48 hours).
  • All travellers entering Italy are required to reach their home or the chosen address with a private means of transport (personal vehicle, taxi, organised shuttle or member of the family who is living in the same chosen address). Those unable to arrange this will be quarantined in government designated facilities.
  • Cross-border workers, healthcare workers, passengers and freight crews are excluded from these rules.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The use of facemasks is compulsory in public spaces and when using public transport, as well as in all the places where the social distancing cannot be implemented.
  • Since 18 May, travel is permitted within a person’s region of residence without them needing to carry a self-declaration form. More retail shops (that haven’t yet been allowed to reopen), museums and libraries are allowed to reopen. Sports teams will also be allowed to hold group training.
  • Bars, restaurants, and hairdressers will be allowed to reopen from 1 June.
  • Travel between different regions will be allowed from 3 June. Until then travellers have to fill out a self-declaration form stating the reason for travel.
  • EU citizens will be able to enter Italy from 3 June for tourism without having to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Schools are to remain closed until September, while religious gatherings are to remain banned until further notice.
  • For more detailed information for local measures implemented by each Region, we recommend to monitor for updates and contact the local authorities.
  • Jamaica

    International restrictions:

  • All air and sea ports remain closed to incoming passenger traffic until at least 31 May.
  • Re-entry of Jamaican nationals will be permitted.
  • Outgoing and cargo flights continue to operate, but flight availability is likely to be very limited.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The nationwide curfew has been extended until 24 May from 20.00 to 05.00, and will adjust for the Labour Day holiday; the holiday curfew will begin 24 May at 15.00 and end at 08.00 on 26 May, then resume at 21.00 and end on 31 May at 05.00. Essential workers are exempt.
  • Anyone entering Jamaica must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the day of entry.
  • All non-essential businesses, including educational institutions and recreational, tourist and leisure facilities, will be closed until 31 May.
  • It’s mandatory to wear masks when in public spaces.
  • Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited.
  • Japan

    International restrictions:

  • Entry for foreign travellers who have been to the following countries in the 14 days prior to arrival remains prohibited until at least 31 May:
  • Africa: Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, and Sao Tome and Principe.
  • Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, St Kitts and Nevis, Uruguay and the US.
  • Asia-Pacific: Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong (China SAR), Indonesia, Macao (China SAR), Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea (all regions), Taiwan (China), Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Europe & CIS: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, 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, Ukraine, the UK and Vatican City.
  • Middle East: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates
  • The application of visa exemption arrangements for the following countries are temporarily suspended:
  • APAC: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong (SAR), India, Indonesia, Laos, Macao (SAR), Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, South Korea, 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: Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vatican City.
  • Middle East: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Oman, Qatar and UAE.
  • Africa: Lesotho and Tunisia.
  • Other: British National (Overseas).
  • 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 are required to take a COVID-19 test and must 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 31 May.
  • 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 are temporarily suspended. Visa exemption arrangements are also 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.
  • All flights from South Korea and China can only arrive at Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A nationwide state of emergency (SoE) has been extended to 31 May. Meanwhile, the government on 14 May lifted the SoE in 39 out of 47 prefectures.
  • The SoE remains in place in the following prefectures: the capital Tokyo, Chiba (all Kanto region), Hokkaido (Hokkaido region), Hyogo (all Kansai region), Kanagawa, Kyoto, Osaka and Saitama. Earlier, these prefectures were declared ‘special alert’ areas, where measures to contain the pandemic are focused. The measures include school closures and strongly promoting working from home or staggering commuting hours.
  • Under SoE, respective governors are allowed to order the closures of facilities such as schools, cinemas, departments stores as well as ban the gathering of large crowds. Essential services, such as medical facilities, pharmacies, supermarkets, convenience stores, factories, public bathhouses and restaurants, will continue to operate.
  • The authorities on 4 May announced gradual easing of restrictions on social and economic activities in prefectures not on ‘special alert’. Some businesses, such as restaurants and department stores that were temporarily closed resumed operations by taking social distancing measures and operating in shorter hours. Public transport such as busses, trains and taxis continue to operate, though a reduction in services can be expected.
  • Restrictions on social and economic activities will be eased in prefectures no longer under the SoE. Venues such as restaurants, department stores, museums and movie theatres will be gradually reopened on the condition that social distancing measures are in place.
  • 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, event sponsors have been asked to consider whether events are necessary. 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, mandatory restrictions 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 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 14 days, enforced by the authorities in designated hotels.
  • Internal restrictions

  • A ‘state of emergency’ that restricts overland movements between governatores is in place; checkpoints placed around the capital Amman, other major urban centres and major thoroughfares. Manned by Jordan Armed Forces. Curfews also to be enacted.
  • Throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan a nightly curfew from 19.00-08.00 is in place. Exceptions for movement restrictions will be made for emergencies, but require special permission applied for through the online portal. In the capital Amman residents are allowed to use their private vehicles from 08.00
  • In governorates of Aqaba, Irbid, Karak, Ma’an, Mafraq and Tafila, which were previously on lockdown, people are allowed to move on foot or move by car outside of curfew hours. Entry and exit from these governorates remains prohibited, except for authorised persons.
  • People caught breaking rules will be quarantined for 14 days and could also face up to one year of jail time.
  • During the first day of Eid al-Fitr holidays (expected between 23 and 25 May), vehicular movement will be prohibited, except for medical staff, epidemiological teams and a limited number of employees working for vital services. On the following days, a system allowing vehicles with even/odd plate numbers to move around will be in place in Amman, Balqa and Zarqa governorates. Further specific details on the exact schedule are expected to be determined by the Public Security Directorate in the coming days. From 26 May, civil servants will return to work.
  • Kazakhstan

    International restrictions:

  • All foreign nationals are barred entry into the country until further notice due to the imposition of a state of emergency. 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.
  • Most international flights remain suspended except for limited repatriation flights for foreign nationals to depart and Kazakhs to return.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The state of emergency has ended on 11 May though many domestic restrictions remain.
  • Domestic flights have gradually resumed since 1 May.
  • Nur-Sultan and Almaty have been placed under quarantine with the following restrictions in place:
  • Residents can now leave their houses but they must wear masks and adhere to strict social distancing. Gathering of more than three people is banned.
  • Entry and exit to these cities is restricted.
  • There will be increased patrolling by the police forces, with an additional number of spot checks for identification documents. However, in the Almaty region checkpoints between districts and cities will be removed from 18 May.
  • 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.
  • Kenya

    International restrictions:

  • All incoming and outgoing international passenger flights are suspended until further notice. The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted.
  • Kenya’s borders with Somalia and Tanzania are closed to passenger traffic and those ferrying automobiles across the borders until at least 15 June. While cargo vehicles are exempt from the measure, truck drivers are required to undergo mandatory health screening for COVID-19.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The nationwide curfew from 19.00 to 05.00 has been extended by the authorities until at least 6 June; essential sectors remain exempt from the measure.
  • No movement in or out of the capital Nairobi, as well as Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera and Mombasa counties is permitted until 6 June. Police controls have been put in place to ensure compliance with the movement restrictions.
  • No entry and exit movement is permitted into and out of the Eastleigh area in Nairobi and Mombasa’s Old Town until 21 May (closure of markets and restaurants in both areas).
  • All people should acquire a mask and wear it when in public.
  • Nakuru CBD has been put on lockdown.
  • The governor of Murang’a has banned incoming travellers from other counties. Residents exiting or travelling within Murang'a will be questioned on the necessity of their journeys to reduce non-essential movement.
  • Markets have been closed indefinitely in Gakoe, Gatukuyu, Jamhuri, Kamwangi, Kiambu and Madarak counties.
  • In Homa Bay, roadblocks are in place on all primary routes into the county, and health officials are conducting screenings on those entering. Similar checkpoints are in place in Naivasha (Nakuru), though primarily targeting Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).
  • 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:

  • While a state of emergency has ended on 4 April, the public are urged to minimise public gatherings and maintain social distances of two metres.
  • Kosovo

    International restrictions:

  • Land borders with Albania have been closed until further notice.
  • 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:

  • People are permitted to move around freely for four hours per day, split into two separate 12-minute time slots. Citizens are allocated a time slot based on their national ID number. Mouth and nose must be covered while outside.
  • Public transport within cities has resumed. Passengers are required to prove that they are travelling within their permitted time slots.
  • Retail stores, dentists, hairdressers, physiotherapists and open-air markets have reopened. Restaurants are open for takeaway only.
  • Lifting of restrictions:
  • Starting 1 June, public transport will be fully available (including taxis) and the country will review the reopening of its borders and airports.
  • Kuwait

    International restrictions:

  • All flights to/from Kuwait, with the exception of cargo flights are suspended 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.
  • All types of visas are automatically extended until 31 May.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The current nightly curfew from 16.00 to 08.00 will become a 24-hour curfew on 10 May. Nonetheless, people will be allowed to walk inside their residential areas from 16.30 to 18.30. Businesses in essential sectors (e.g. health, security, electricity, oil and municipality, etc.) will be allowed to continue operating. Additionally, supermarkets will be allowed to operate and grocery stores located in areas frequented by expats will remain open.
  • All government and private agencies will be closed until 31 May.
  • Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Mahboula areas in Kuwait City are in full lockdown.
  • Kyrgyzstan

    International restrictions:

  • All foreign nationals are barred entry into the country.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • International flights have been suspended until further notice.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A countrywide situation of emergency has extended until further notice. However, the regulation has been lifted in the capital Bishkek, Osh (Osh province), Jalal-Abad (Jalal-Abad province).
  • Prime Minister Muhammadkaly Abylgaziev reported that ‘quarantine’ will be introduced in areas particularly impacted by COVID-19, including Bishkek and Osh cities, as well as, at-Bashy district (Naryn province) and Kanysh-Kiya village (Jalal-Abad province) without confirming exact regulations.
  • Public transport services are suspended until further notice.
  • Restrictions on outbound travel from Issyk-Kul province are in place from 00.01 on 4 May, only holders of special permits issued by regional authorities will be allowed to exit the region. All inbound travellers will be required to present test certificates and will be subject to mandatory 14-day home isolation.
  • Laos

    International restrictions:

  • All international checkpoints remain closed, and all inbound and outbound passenger flights are suspended until further notice.
  • From 18 May, foreigners in Laos will be permitted to return to their home countries given prior registration with their own diplomatic missions in Laos, and approval from the Laos Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been designated as the lead government agency to oversee assistance for foreign nationals seeking to return to their home countries. Lao nationals who work abroad and currently in Laos are also allowed to travel overseas, provided that entry is permitted by their country of arrival.
  • Lao nationals who wish to return home are required to register with the Lao diplomatic mission in their current location, for further consideration by the authorities.
  • The issuance of visa on arrival, visas issued by Lao diplomatic missions, eVisas and the provision of visa exemptions (including for ASEAN nationals) are suspended until further notice . However, individuals deemed by the government as experts, technicians and foreign workers that are crucial for major projects may be granted visas at the discretion of relevant authorities. Those intending to enter Laos must first obtain the approval of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control before proceeding to apply for a visa at the nearest Laos embassy. In addition, the traveller will also have to obtain a medical certificate indicating that he/she is tested COVID-19 negative, issued within 72 hours prior to embarking on the journey. Exempted travellers must undergo COVID-19 testing and will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine at designated facilities.
  • Foreigners currently in Laos with expiring visas from 4 May can apply for extensions at the department of immigration in Vientiane or the various provincial headquarters of the Public Security Department.
  • Visas will be issued for non-tourist purposes only. Visitors must 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 is available on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • All traditional and international border checkpoints remain closed, exceptions apply to those with prior authorisation issued by the government and cargo.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Businesses, government agencies and transport services are allowed to resume operations amid further easing of domestic restrictions from 18 May until 1 June. The authorities also continue to encourage work from home arrangements. Indoor and outdoor sport activities are permitted. Schools have gradually reopened. Social distancing and strict disease prevention measures remain in place for all activities. However, entertainment venues remain closed. Unofficial gatherings, cultural and celebrative events with more than 50 people are banned.
  • The relaxation of movement restriction until 1 June is temporary. The authorities might impose further lockdown measures in areas when there are new COVID-19 cases reported.
  • Latvia

    International restrictions:

  • All international travel, by air, railway, sea and road is cancelled. Latvians and foreigners with residency rights are allowed to enter the country, and tourists are allowed to leave.
  • Borders are closed to entry except for citizens and residents. Lithuanians and Estonians are allowed to cross the border for work and are no longer required to undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine. In order to cross the border, workers must show employment documents proving they have a job in Latvia.
  • Citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are free to move between the three countries without restrictions.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency is in place until 9 June.
  • All public gatherings of more than two people have been banned (except if in the same household) and many public venues have been ordered to close.
  • Schools and universities are currently closed. Pre-schools and childcare services are still in operation.
  • Relaxation of restrictions:
  • From 12 May, public gatherings of up to 25 people are allowed. However, people will need to observe a two-metre distance from each other as a precaution.
  • Sport activities without physical contact, libraries and all shops will be able to reopen during weekends only. Leisure and entertainment venues can open from 07.00 to 23.59.
  • From 12 May travel for tourism is permitted within the Baltic states.
  • AirBaltic has resumed operations as of 18 May for flights from Riga to Tallinn, Vilnius Osland and Frankfurt; for flights from Tallinn to Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Oslo; and for flights from Vilnius to Riga. Flights between Tallinn and Vilnius will resume on 25 May.
  • Lebanon

    Internal restrictions:

  • The government on 18 May resumed with a five-step plan to gradually ease restrictions, including allowing some businesses to reopen. A nightly curfew is in place between 19.00 and 05.00.
  • All air, land and sea ports remain closed. This includes Rafic Hariri International AIrport (BEY) although some repatriation flights continue to be scheduled for citizens/residents abroad.
  • Restaurants and coffee shops are permitted to resume dine-in operations at 50% capacity between 05.00 and 19.00. Other food shops, including sweet shops, are only allowed to offer delivery services. Millers, bakeries, hospitals, factories, hotels and petrol stations can operate on a 24/7 basis.
  • Currency exchange services are permitted to operate between 08.00 and 18.00.
  • 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. All vehicles can be used on Sundays. Vans and buses are only allowed to operate at one-third capacity.
  • Cinema halls, public parks and malls remain closed until further notice.
  • Individuals are required to wear masks and observe social distancing. Coffee shops, entertainment venues and places of worship remain closed.
  • Lesotho

    International restrictions:

  • 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.
  • Land crossings with South Africa remain closed to passenger traffic.
  • Internal restrictions

  • The national lockdown was lifted on 5 May. Non-essential businesses will gradually resume operations from 6 May. However, wearing facemasks is compulsory in public places. Public gatherings are also restricted to up to 50 people.
  • Liberia

    International restrictions:

  • All flights will be suspended until further notice. The measure does not apply to cargo flights.
  • Land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire are closed.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency is in effect until 16 June.
  • The Stay at home measures in the capital Monrovia have been extended on 10 May for two weeks.
  • All 15 counties are quarantined until further notice. Movement between counties is strictly prohibited except for Montserrado and Margibi which are quarantined as a single unit.
  • Residents are allowed to leave their homes only for essential journeys and be limited to a single person per household for a maximum of one hour.
  • A curfew is in place nationwide from 15.00 to 06.00.
  • The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory.
  • All schools, places of worship, cinemas, bars and beaches will be closed until further notice.
  • Gatherings of more than ten people are banned.
  • Religious venues (mostly churches and mosques) have reopened from 15 May (mosques on 15 May and churches on 17 May), with 25% of the regular worship-hour occupancy for each service.
  • Libya

    International restrictions:

  • The GNA-imposed state of emergency officially expired on 6 Aprilt. Civil aviation in all Libyan airports remains suspended. Exemptions will be made for individuals who critically need medical attention abroad. Since 5 May, Misrata Airport is open to repatriation flights to and from Istanbul International Airport.
  • Curfew in GNA controlled areas is extended until at least 17 May from 18.00 to 06.00.
  • The Municipal Council of Misrata reduced its 24-hour lockdown. Daily curfew is in place from 14.00 to 07.00.
  • In eastern Libya, the parallel government led by Khalifa Belasim Haftar reduced its total lockdown to a daily curfew from 18.00 to 6.00. In-city movement is prohibited.
  • Lithuania

    International restrictions:

  • Most foreigners are prohibited from entering Lithuania at least until 31 May. Exceptions apply for: residents, spouses and children of Lithuanian citizens, diplomatic and NATO staff, and international commercial transportation personnel. For a full list of exceptions see the official website.
  • Passenger flights at Vilnius Airport began on 13 May. Starting with three flights a week (Monday, Wednesday and Fridays) to Frankfurt with air-carrier Lufthansa. airBaltic resumes flights to Riga that same day.
  • Since 4 May Lithuanian citizens are no longer prohibited from leaving the country.
  • Citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are free to move between the three countries without restrictions or quarantine.
  • Polish nationals are allowed to enter the country for business and educational reasons. Self quarantine will not be necessary for Lithuaniuan nationals returning from Poland.
  • Some international flight operations have resumed to government-approved destinations, but authorities said that air travel to countries that do not apply quarantine restrictions or are COVID-19 hotspots will not resume for now.
  • Entry of cruise ships into Klaipeda State Seaport is prohibited.
  • All ferry traffic suspended. Ferry Route Kiel (Germany) - Klaip?da (Lithuania) to be maintained. Other exceptions will need authorisation from the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration.
  • Simplified transit of persons from the territory of the Russian Federation to the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and back through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania shall be carried out only through the Kena railway border checkpoint and Kybartai railway border checkpoint under the conditions established by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • Reopening of borders with Estonia and Latvia.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • It is no longer mandatory to wear facemasks anywhere, not even indoors, it is however recommended.
  • Most non-essential businesses, including cafes and restaurants, have reopened.
  • Luxembourg

    International restrictions:

  • Luxembourg Airport (Findel) is closed to passenger flights.
  • Only essential journeys across borders are allowed.
  • Borders with France are closed until 15 June.
  • Borders with Germany have reopened on 16 May.
  • National air carrier Luxair will not resume its operations until 30 May at least.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The wearing of masks is compulsory in public places where the two-metre social distance rule cannot be respected.
  • The government decided to extend stay permits until the end of the crisis for all non-EU nationals in Luxembourg.
  • Visits to elderly care homes or hospitals are banned.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • All businesses except cinemas, sports halls and restaurants have now reopened.
  • Gatherings of up to 20 people are allowed and a maximum of six guests can visit a home.
  • Madagascar

    International restrictions:

  • All international flights have been suspended until further notice. (French embassy currently organising repatriation flights with Air France)
  • No cruise ships can dock until further notice.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • All domestic flights have been suspended until further notice.
  • Transport between urban centres is banned.
  • A nationwide curfew remains in place from 21.00 until 04.00.
  • Wearing a facemask is now compulsory nationwide, including when using public transport. Those caught breaching the order will be sentenced to participate in community services and cleaning.
  • The state of health emergency has been extended until 31 May.
  • Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. All social and sport gatherings are suspended.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • Restrictions are gradually being lifted. All activities are allowed to resume between 06.00 and 13.00.
  • The lockdowns within the capital Antananarivo and the cities of Toamasina (Atsinanana region) and Fianarantsoa (Fianarantsoa region) have been lifted. Public transport has resumed in all three regions but is operating with limited capacity (no more than 18 passengers in a bus; no more than three in a taxi). However, entry into those regions is still strictly limited to medical emergencies.
  • Schools and commercial venues, including restaurants, are open from 06.00 to 13.00.
  • Malawi

    International restrictions:

  • International flights are suspended 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.
  • All land borders but three have been closed. Those open allow transit of essential services and goods such as petroleum products.
  • The Government of Malawi 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 Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, mainland China, Congo, (DRC), Ecuador, Iran, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, the US, 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 these countries 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:

  • Malawi High Court indefinitely barred lockdown implementation.
  • COVID-19 has been declared a national disaster. The national security forces have been ordered to enforce restrictions.
  • The following measures will be in place until further notice: closure of all bars, pubs and restaurants, except for take away services. All religious, social and cultural gatherings are to be suspended, except for funerals, which cannot be attended by more than 50 people.
  • Malaysia

    International restrictions:

  • The restrictions under the ‘Movement Control Order’ have been extended to 9 June. Under the MCO, all foreigners are banned from entering the country. However, exceptions apply to permanent residents, holders of diplomatic and official passports and long-term pass holders working in the country’s essential services sector will be allowed entry; essential service workers must obtain a letter of confirmation from their employers and liaise with the Malaysian Immigration Department. From 4 May, foreign spouses of Malaysian citizens with long-term social passes and dependent social passes are also allowed entry.
  • Malaysians in Singapore must obtain approval from the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore, before returning to Malaysia by land. Affected people should email the High Commission at least two days before departure, attaching a copy of their work passes. Only 400 permits will be issued daily. The permits should be obtained through emailing stmsg@mhc.org.sg at least 2 days before scheduled entry into Malaysia.
  • International flights to and from Penang International Airport (PEN) are suspended.
  • 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 the current restrictions order is lifted. Supporting documents need to be provided at the point of departure. This supersedes the previous order banning all Malaysian citizens from leaving the country.
  • Holders of Expatriate Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass and Temporary Work Pass are not allowed to enter Malaysia during this period.
  • Foreigners holding the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) pass are allowed to return to the country. A certificate proving that the traveller has tested negative for COVID-19 will be needed prior to departure. A 14-day quarantine is still required upon arrival.
  • 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:
  • There is a 14-day mandatory quarantine for passengers, including Malaysians, exempted foreigners 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 are allowed to leave Malaysia.
  • 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 the two terminals (KLIA to KlIA2) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is not possible during this time.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • With conditional MCO coming into effect from 4 May, most business and social activities are permitted, provided they adhere to stringent health and social-distancing guidelines. Activities involving large gatherings such as religious congregations or activities that may involve close body contact such as food bazaars remain prohibited. Details of the activities that are allowed can be found on the National Security Council’s website or the government agency’s social media page (both in Malay). Alternatively, translated details of the CMCO can be found here. Interstate travel remains banned and applications through the authorities should still be made.
  • Under the CMCO, public transportation is operating at half of its usual capacity, to maintain social-distance. Transport services to and from the airport also remain available.
  • While all states are moving towards easing restrictions and resuming business activities, the adoption of the CMCO differs in each state. States with different separate plans include the following:
  • Penang: Adjusted CMCO - the Penang Gradual Recovery Strategy (PGRS); limited businesses have resumed operations from 8 May, remaining businesses are expected to resume from 13 May.
  • Negeri Sembilan: Adjusted CMCO; limited business have resumed operations from 4 May.
  • Selangor: Adjusted CMCO; limited businesses have resumed operations from 4 May.
  • Sarawak states: CMCO will be implemented from 12 May. Details of the state-specific guideline can be found on the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) social media page.
  • Anyone intending to undertake interstate travel to major cities should apply online through the Gerak Malaysia mobile application or at the local police station.
  • Domestic travellers, including Malaysian nationals and foreigners in Malaysia, are not allowed to travel between West Malaysia and the states of Sabah or Sarawak (East Malaysia). Residents of Sabah or Sarawak who were already in West Malaysia, or vice versa, before the MCO are allowed to return to their respective states. They are required to present their flight tickets and identification documents (identification card or passport) to clear immigration. However, they will be subject to the following measures:
  • Sabah: Sabah identity card holders entering the state may be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Permanent residents, long-term pass holders (including student pass, work permit, and spouses and children holding long-term social visit pass), and non-residents working in the essential services sector are allowed to enter the state but are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
  • Sarawak: Sarawak residents, permanent residents, employment pass holders or those working in essential services who are allowed to enter will be given a 14-day stay home notice.
  • Road closures, roadblocks and checkpoints have been implemented across the nation.
  • Maldives

    International restrictions:

  • Entry (including for transit purposes) will be denied to all foreign travellers with travel history to Bangladesh, mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao), France (Grand Est regions and Île-de-France), Germany (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia), Iran, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea (North and South Gyeongsang province), Spain, Sri Lanka or United Kingdom 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. Upon completion of quarantine, individuals wanting to return to their islands of residence may do so via daily cargo flights.
  • 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.
  • While Male airport is closed to commercial services, essential flights, such as medical evacuations, are allowed to operate. Several flights operate daily to deliver cargo from the capital to other islands. Cruise ships are also not allowed entry into the country.
  • The authorities announced that Maldives borders may reopen in June, and tourism activities may recommence in October.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Inter-island travel is banned (except for cargo supplies).
  • National airline Maldivian has suspended domestic flights indefinitely while all other public transport has been banned.
  • A public health emergency is in place until 30 May.
  • The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has imposed a lockdown on Male City until at least 28 May. Under this lockdown:
  • No one is allowed on the streets of Hulhumale, Male and Vilimale;
  • Public transportation between these areas has been stopped;
  • No one is allowed to enter or exit Gulhifalhu, Hulhumale, Male, Thilafushi and Villimale;
  • Only the authorities, healthcare professionals and persons holding a pass issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) are exempt from these measures;
  • Those violating this lockdown will be quarantined at a facility for 14-days.
  • All public gatherings and recreational activities, including swimming, are banned across the country. All mass prayers in mosques across Maldives are suspended until further notice.
  • Islands with confirmed cases are subject to enhanced monitoring.
  • Tourist hotels in densely populated areas of Male have been ordered to close, while guesthouses and city hotels on inhabited islands are also currently shut.
  • Mali

    International restrictions:

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

  • On 9 May, authorities decided to lift the curfew imposed from 21.00 to 05.00.
  • The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory.
  • 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.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • The government has targeted the 2 June for the reopening of schools
  • Malta

    International restrictions:

  • All travellers arriving into the country will be required self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Malta International Airport in Luqa is operational to facilitate the arrival and departure of cargo, humanitarian and repatriation flights. All inbound flights are suspended until further notice. The authorities may in special cases exempt individual flights.
  • Ports in the capital Valletta remain closed. Boats transport and ferries connections are suspended.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • All bars and restaurants are closed.
  • All public gatherings of more than four people are forbidden.
  • Schools will only reopen for the next academic year.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • Restrictions began gradually being lifted on 4 May.
  • The wearing of facemasks is mandatory in public, shops and public transport.
  • Travel between Malta and Gozo is possible.
  • Gatherings of a maximum of four people will be allowed, under the conditions of social distancing measures.
  • Non-essential shops, except beauty shops as well as restaurants and cafes, open again.
  • Marshall Islands

    International restrictions:

  • Total suspension of international travellers coming into the Marshall Islands has been extended to 5 June.
  • Domestic passenger air travel between Kwajalein and Majuro will only be permitted on Air Marshall Islands.
  • Martinique

    Inbound restrictions:

  • International flights remain suspended until further notice. However, operations at Aime Cesaire International Airport will resume on 11 May with flights between Guadeloupe and Martinique. The announcement of further inter-island flights between French Overseas Territories remains possible in the coming weeks.
  • Arriving passengers must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • No cruise ships/passenger ships of over 100 people are allowed into the territorial waters of the French islands.
  • 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.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures will begin nationwide.
  • From 11 May, the use of facemasks by anyone aged over 11 years will be mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of facemasks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location.
  • Gatherings of a maximum of ten people are now allowed.
  • Many businesses have reopened, but cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, ski resorts and all other non-essential businesses remain closed. Public parks and secondary education institutions may reopen 18 May.
  • Mauritania

    International restrictions:

  • The lockdown measures will remain in place until further notice.
  • International flights remain banned for the duration of the lockdown unless explicitly stated otherwise.
  • People in direct contact with someone who tested positive will be quarantined.
  • 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 is closed, except for freight trucks.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • All non-essential industries and businesses are closed.
  • All large public gatherings have been banned.
  • A curfew is in place from 18.00 to 06.00 - which has been modified from 23.00 to 06.00 for Ramadan until approximately 24 May. All internal movements between the different wilayas of the country are prohibited until further notice. Exceptions will be made for health care teams and freight trucks.
  • Schools, universities, markets, bars and restaurants are closed until further notice.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • The isolation of the city of Kaedi has been lifted by the government. However, on 19 May, national authorities decided to isolate the two cities of Kiffa and Nouakchott due to an increase of confirmed cases.
  • On 6 May, restaurants (only for home delivery) and markets in the regional capitals were allowed to reopen. As of 8 May, collective prayers have reconvened.
  • Mauritius

    International restrictions:

  • Borders are closed indefinitely.
  • International commercial flights have been suspended although outbound/inbound repatriation flights, as well as ad-hoc commercial and chartered cargo flights are operating.
  • Internal restrictions

  • A lockdown is in place until 1 June. Only essential services such as police, medical services, and fire and rescue services are currently available. Some businesses will be allowed to open from 15 May. Supermarkets are open (until 20.00), although movement is severely restricted to two days per week depending on the first letter of the surname:
  • A-F: Monday and Thursday
  • G-N: Tuesday and Friday
  • O-Z: Wednesday and Saturday
  • Supermarkets are closed on Sunday.
  • Clinics and hospitals will remain open; pharmacies and banks are open with reduced hours. Residents can order essential goods through a new website.
  • A curfew was implemented in April during which movement was restricted from 20.00 to 08.00 except in emergencies.
  • Mayotte

    International restrictions:

  • Only French nationals and residents are authorised to enter (see France).
  • Dzaoudzi Pamandzi International Airport remains closed until further notice.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Mayotte is under alert level two, implementing confinement rules for France. While mainland France began to ease some restrictions on 11 May, these will remain in place in Mayotte until further notice.
  • A curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 is in effect.
  • 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:

  • The shared border with the US is closed to non-essential travel until at least 22 June.
  • Mandatory health screening measures have been implemented at several ports of entry, causing significant travel disruption, particularly in Nuevo Leon and Sonora.
  • Authorities in Tamaulipas state have prohibited entry into Mexico for non-essential travellers based on the last digit of their license plate through May 30. Travel is prohibited as follows: 0-1 for Mondays, 2-3 for Tuesdays, 4-5 for Wendesdays, 6-7 for Thursdays and 8-9 for Fridays. Non-essential travel is not prohibited on the weekends in Tamaulipas and only four individuals are allowed to travel in the same vehicle.
  • 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.
  • Outbound restrictions:

  • There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
  • Conditions and internal restrictions:

  • School and non-essential business closures in most municipalities until at least 31 May.
  • Non-essential businesses in rural areas with low transmission rates will be permitted to reopen from 18 May. Most of these areas are located in Oaxaca state.
  • Beginning 1 June, the Health Ministry will announce a tiered system to guide reopening. The system will consist of different phases outlining loosening of restrictions, and will be assigned to each state and updated weekly.
  • Scheduled electoral processes and census collections have been postponed until further notice.
  • Essential events and gatherings of more than 50 people are suspended until 30 May.
  • A strict home isolation protocol is in place for people over 60 years old, pregnant women, or those considered to be at high medical risk.
  • All hotels will cancel new and existing reservations and will close for non-essential business.
  • Masks must be worn in Mexico City while using public transportation. In at least ten other states, including Coahuila, Durango, Guererro, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas and Yucatán, masks must be worn in public (while using public transportation and/or while in supermarkets).
  • Aeromexico and fellow national airlines Interjet and Volaris have significantly reduced their domestic flight schedule.
  • The state of Quintana Roo has put numerous restrictions in place. A curfew has been instituted from 19.00 to 05.00. Public transportation has been reduced and Playa del Carmen boulevard has been closed. No more than two people are allowed in each car.
  • Micronesia

    International restrictions:

  • All travellers, cargo vessels and tankers are banned from entry until further notice. 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.
  • People who are allowed entry might be subject to a 14-day self-quarantine.
  • The government has banned all citizens from travelling to any country with confirmed COVID-19 cases. Exemptions may be granted for essential purposes recommended by the Federated States of Micronesia Emergency Task Force.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Domestic air and sea travel within the states is permitted, provided there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases within any of the states.
  • The nationwide state of public health emergency has been extended until at least 31 May.
  • Moldova

    International restrictions:

  • All international flights as well as international rail links are banned, although the authorities are expected to resume some flights on a country-by-country basis.
  • Entry to Moldova is restricted to Moldovan citizens until 30 June with the exception of passengers in transit, permanent residents, holders of certain visa types and members of diplomatic missions.
  • All incoming travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • 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 to passenger traffic as well as foreigners. Moldovan citizens may, however, cross into the country. Criva-Mamaliga and Mirnoe-Tabaki crossings with Ukraine have suspended activities. Otaci-Moghileov-Podolsc, Palanca-Maiaki-Udobnoe, Tudora-Starokazacie and Giurgiule?ti-Renipassings will remain open.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The army will be deployed to enforce restriction measures. Carrying official identification papers is mandatory.
  • The towns of Karakhasani, Stefan Voda and Talmaza have been placed under quarantine.
  • Public transport remains partially suspended in the major towns of Chisinau and Balti.
  • Relaxation of restrictions
  • The state of emergency has been lifted.
  • The quarantine on Glodeni and in Soroca has been lifted.
  • Food and beverage stores have reopened and are allowed to serve take-away.
  • Public parks have reopened and gatherings of a maximum of three people are allowed.
  • Urban public transport has resumed.
  • Monaco

    Internal restrictions:

  • While shops are now allowed to be open, customer numbers are limited to allow for social distancing. The same applies to places of worship. Minimal social distancing of at least 1.5 metres remains in place and should be kept at all times.
  • Masks remain strongly recommended, and are currently being distributed to the country’s citizens and all residents. They are compulsory on public transport and indoors.
  • Cruise ships are banned from docking and it remains unclear when this restriction will be relaxed.
  • The Heliport is open to private Helicopter charters only.
  • For questions specifically related to COVID-19 call 92 05 55 00 (available 7/7 from 9.00 to 18.00 or write to covid19@gouv.mc.
  • Relaxation of Restrictions
  • There will be a further relaxation of measures in June (date not yet announced): Reopening of restaurants and cafes, casinos, and possibility to organise individual sporting activities individually outdoors are likely to be aligned with the French government reading of measures.
  • Mongolia

    International restrictions:

  • All foreign travellers will be barred entry to Mongolia until at least 31 May.
  • All international flights will remain suspended until at least 31 May.
  • Returning citizens will be placed under a mandatory quarantine of 21 days.
  • All ports, including pedestrian and private vehicles border crossings, are closed.
  • Border crossings with China and Russia remain closed. The suspension of passenger rail services with China and Russia has been extended until at least 31 May.
  • Due to difficulty in departing the country, the authorities will grant visa extensions for foreigners in Mongolia with a temporary entry visa for up to 90 days until 31 May. Affected persons are required to visit the Mongolia Immigration Agency to apply for the visa extension.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • All public gatherings, events and meetings, such as conferences, sporting events and concerts, are prohibited until at least 31 May.
  • Education institutions (including universities, vocational training centres, and kindergartens), as well as entertainment venues are closed until at least 31 May.
  • Those in public offices or spaces are required to wear a facemask and are subject to temperature screenings.
  • Training facilities in the capital Ulaanbaatar are permitted to open but sports facilities such as swimming pools and gyms remain closed.
  • Montenegro

    International restrictions:

  • Montenegro Airlines has suspended all flights until 14 June following a government halt, except for flights from Podgorica and Tivat to Belgrade, which will resume as soon as the airports and borders of Montenegro reopen. All international bus and railway services have also been suspended until 1 June. 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.
  • Montenegrin authorities have banned entry for foreigners - except for those with temporary or permanent residence and cargo drivers - and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers entering from abroad. People who have been put into self-isolation for 14 days by the Sector for Health and Sanitary Inspection must now serve an additional 14-day quarantine.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Internal movement restrictions and curfew extended at least until 18 May.
  • These restrictions include an amended curfew of 23.00-05.00 every day. During curfew hours, no one is permitted to be outside their home, with the exception of individuals carrying out work deemed essential by the government and individuals walking pets.
  • Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential bars, restaurants and other foodstuff establishments may only deliver or sell take-away.
  • Suspension of public transport of passengers in intercity, suburban and urban bus and van transport, except for organised transport of employees. Ban on intercity passenger transport (excluding essential activities). Suspension of public transport of passengers in domestic railway transport and taxi services. It is prohibited to transport more than two adults in a passenger vehicle at the same time (except for members of a shared family household).
  • Schools and universities are closed.
  • Ban on public and private gatherings (excluding members of a shared household), including sport, cultural, weddings and religious events.
  • Authorities stress that non-compliance with measures brings criminal liability: the army is tasked with ensuring quarantine and self-isolation measures are respected.
  • Residents have been instructed to stay at home during these times - key workers may be exempted if they hold special permits.
  • The validity of residence permits has been extended.
  • Relaxation of restrictions:
  • Since 11 May, travel with personal vehicles and with public transport has been allowed in selected provinces:
  • Central region: Cetinje, Danilovgrad, Niksic, Pluzine, Podgorica, Savnik and Tuzi.
  • Coastal region: Bar, Budva, Cetinje, Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat and Ulcinj.
  • Northern region: Andrijevica, Berane, BIjelo, Gusinje, Kolašin, Mojkovac, Petnica, Plav, Pljevlja, Polje, Rožaje and Žabljak.
  • Internal maritime travel is also allowed and religious rites are possible.
  • Some bus and taxi services have restarted in the country with requirements for social distancing and the wearing of masks. Rental car companies have reopened and a number of businesses including banks, barbers, beauty salons, shops, fitness centres and dentists are allowed to reopen provided they comply with distancing measures.
  • From 18 May cafes, restaurants, bars and malls can reopen.
  • Sporting events should resume from 1 June - without spectators.
  • From 1 June, inter-city traffic will be allowed.
  • Montserrat

    Inbound restrictions:

  • 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.
  • The island is transitioning out of a full lockdown beginning 7 May.
  • Beginning 22 May, a curfew will be in place Monday through Sunday from 20.00 to 05.00. The weekend lockdown will be lifted beginning that date.
  • There are no longer limitations on the hours allowed for exercising.
  • Essential businesses, including supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, and petrol stations, are allowed to operate daily.
  • Retailers are allowed to operate. Schools, bars, and hairdressers remain closed.
  • Gatherings of more than four people are prohibited until the curfew is lifted.
  • When in public people must maintain social distancing of 6 feet (two meters) at all times.
  • Morocco

    International restrictions:

  • Morocco has suspended all international flights and ferries until further notice.
  • The border crossings between Morocco and Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are closed. 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. The viability of this mode of travel is at the discretion of the border authorities and therefore travellers are advised to contact their diplomatic representation for further information.
  • The country’s southern border is closed until further notice.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A curfew will be implemented between 19.00-05.00 from 25 April to coincide with the start of Ramadan.
  • A state of emergency was extended until 10 June, until when:
  • All domestic and inter-city travel is suspended. Royal Air Maroc announced the suspension of all domestic flights.
  • All public gatherings of more than 50 people are banned.
  • The authorities have asked the population to self-isolate and restrict movement outside their accommodation, with the exception of work-related reasons, buying of essential commodities and medical reasons. A document is compulsory and should be carried at all times available here on the Ministry's of Interior website (in Arabic).
  • A state of sanitary emergency and internal movement restrictions are in place. Only essential movements should be authorised by the local authorities with a stamped document.
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory for those authorised to conduct essential movement and non-compliance is punished by one to three months of imprisonment.
  • Mozambique

    International restrictions:

  • International passenger flights are suspended until May 31
  • Previously, outbound flights were only available to/through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD).
  • A state of emergency is in place until at least 30 May; 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.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • National carrier LAM Mozambique Airlines continues to operate domestic flights.
  • 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 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.
  • Most non-essential businesses have either been closed or directed to operate at one-third of their workforce to ensure business continuity. Public and private transport is still permitted. The use of masks on public transport and in crowded places is mandatory for all.
  • Myanmar

    International restrictions:

  • All inbound international commercial flights are suspended until at least 31 May.
  • 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 with Bangladesh, China, India, Laos and Thailand are closed until further notice. However, the borders remain open for trade.
  • All types of visa except for diplomats residing in Myanmar and airline/shipping industry professionals are suspended. Those still allowed to enter must complete a 28 day quarantine, which includes 21 days in a quarantine centre and seven days of self-isolation at their residence. They must also 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Domestic flights have gradually resumed operations from 1 May.
  • Most inter-provincial bus services have resumed from 14 May, with exception to busses to areas with ongoing curfews.
  • Gatherings of more than five people for non-essential purposes are banned. Government employees, factory workers, and emergency healthcare workers are exempt from the order.
  • Some businesses have been granted ‘workshop certificates' to allow them to reopen from 14 May.
  • Mandalay region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect.
  • Naypyitaw Union Territory: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect.
  • Sagaing region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect. Residents are only allowed to undertake essential movement during curfew hours. Checkpoints have been erected across the region.
  • Shan state: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect until 19 May, except for Kokang, Mong La and Wa townships.
  • Yangon region: A curfew from 00.00 to 04.00 is in effect until at least 18 June, during which people are only allowed to leave their residences for essential activities. It is mandatory to wear facemasks in public. Large gatherings and celebrations are cancelled.
  • Five townships in Yangon remain under stay-at-home orders, further restricting any non-essential movement outside of residences. These are: Bahan, Insein, Mayangone, Pabedan and South Okkalapa.
  • The Yangon Region Transport Authority announced the resumption of the majority of inter-township bus services from 14 May. Bus services to townships with enhanced internal restrictions remain suspended.
  • Similar curfews are also in place in Bago region, Kachin state, Karen state and Myawaddy (Kayin state).
  • Namibia

    International restrictions:

  • There is an entry ban in place for citizens of all countries. All inbound and outbound travel is suspended until at least 30 June. 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.
  • Land borders and ports are closed.
  • Air Namibia has suspended all flights. However, domestic flights have resumed. Private charter flights can only land at Hosea Kutako International (WDH), which serves the capital Windhoek, and Walvis Bay International (WVB, Erongo region) airports.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • A state of emergency has been declared.
  • Nationwide lockdown until 4 May. People have been asked to remain at home during this period, with the exception of critical work, to obtain essential goods and services, and to take exercise. All shops and businesses must close, except those providing essential services such as food outlets. Restaurants and cafes can only provide take-away services. Only one person per household is allowed to leave their home to buy essential supplies at any one time.
  • 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, is prohibited.
  • All large gatherings are banned.
  • Schools are closed for the duration of the lockdown.
  • From 5 May onwards, some businesses will be allowed to resume operations, and internal travel will be permitted as well. The change in restrictions will allow certain commercial outlets to resume operations again; this includes shopping malls, restaurants and beauty salons, among others. Certain informal trading and open markets in the capital Windhoek will also be allowed to operate. All such establishments can only open under strict hygiene and social distancing rules. Restaurants and cafes can only provide takeaway services. While stage two is expected to last until 1 June, the last two remaining stages are subject to strict monitoring and their implementation depends on the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Gatherings of over ten people remain prohibited and people are required to wear facemasks in all public spaces.
  • 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.
  • Travellers allowed entry will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility.
  • Nepal

    International restrictions:

  • All international commercial flights and land border crossing have been suspended until at least 31 May. Special permission will be required from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for the operation of any passenger evacuation, freighter, rescue or emergency flights.
  • International and domestic flights remain suspended until at least 14 June.
  • 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 services and Visa-on-arrival facilities, including those granted to Non-resident Nepali card holders are suspended until further notice.
  • All foreign nationals (including those with business, study, diplomatic, official visas) allowed entry to Nepal 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 must obtain medical certificate clearance signed at most seven days before entry into Nepal, if they have travelled from or transited through China (including Hong Kong and Macao), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain.
  • While land borders with China and India are closed, cargo transport can still continue.
  • 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.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • The suspension of domestic flights has been extended to 31 May.
  • The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 2 June. During this period:
  • A stay-home-order is issued to all households: individuals are only 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.
  • Public gatherings of more than 25 people are banned.
  • All non-essential businesses and services, including manufacturing, schools, offices, markets a4nd entertainment venues remain closed.
  • Starting 9 May, the lockdown in Kavre district has been eased to allow the production of agriculture and livestock, as well as resumption of industrial work.
  • Inter-district travel remains banned. In case of emergency, only the Chief District Officer has the authority to issue the pass to travel within districts, and upon the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs for vehicles entering Kathmandu. Travellers with scheduled repatriation flights are also required to obtain a pass permit for inter-district travel.
  • Netherlands

    International restrictions:

  • Foreign travellers who do not fall under the latest authorities exemptions are barred from entering the country until 15 June.
  • Travellers heading to the Netherlands from a high risk Covid-19 transmission country need to fill in a health declaration certificate prior to boarding, which can be found on this website. The definitions of ‘high-risk countries’ can be found on this website .
  • Passengers arriving from a high risk COVID-19 transmission country are required to self-quarantine for 14-days.
  • Exceptions to the ban on foreign travellers include:
  • EU citizens (including nationals of the United Kingdom) and their family members;
  • Nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland 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 an essential function or need, including: Personnel working in Health Care; Border workers; Persons employed in the transportation of goods, where necessary; Diplomats; Military personnel; Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations; Persons who have compelling reasons to visit their families; Transit passengers who wish to travel via the Netherlands to another third country; Persons in need of international protection; the border procedure applies in full; Persons who are admitted for humanitarian reasons.
  • Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a facemask from 11 May. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, notably for the route from Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.
  • Internal restrictions:

  • Gatherings of more than 100 are not permitted. This includes the closure of public places such as museums, concert venues, theatres, sports clubs and the cancellation of sports matches and other events. Such events will be banned until the start of September.
  • No gatherings of more than two people are permitted and a distance of at least 1.5 metres must be maintained, notably in shops and public transport.
  • All events and public gatherings are banned until 1 June.
  • Gyms, cannabis cafes and sex clubs are closed.
  • Relaxation in restrictions
  • According to the authorities, measures will gradually start be lifted as below:
  • From 1 June restaurants, cafes and bars with outdoor seating can reopen with social distancing measures.
  • Cinemas, cafes, bars and museums will also reopen subject to the following: a maximum of 30 people (including staff). For cinemas, the limit is 30 people per auditorium. In all cases people must be able to stay 1.5 metres apart; visitors must make a reservation or register beforehand; a check will take place first to assess possible health risks.
  • From 1 July, campsites and holiday parks will be allowed to reopen as well as cinemas and theatres up to a maximum of 100 people.
  • From 1 September, all sports, including contact sports and competitions will be allowed again. Saunas, casinos, cafeterias and coffee shops can open.
  • New Zealand

    International restrictions:

  • All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, family of citizens and permanent residents, diplomats, and air and marine crew, are barred from entering.
  • 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.
  • All passengers, including New Zealand citizens and residents, must complete a 14-day quarantine or managed isolation period at approved facilities upon arrival in the country. Arrivals assessed as being at high risk of COVID-19 will be placed in quarantine facilities, while other arrivals will stay in managed isolation facilities.
  • All passengers (including New Zealand citizens) who have visited mainland China in the 14 days prior to arrival require special approval from New Zealand Immigration to travel.
  • Cruise ships are banned from entry until 30 June.