Coronavirus: Worldwide Travel Advisories

 

CORONAVIRUS: Worldwide Travel Advisories

 

In light of the current coronavirus outbreak in various parts of the world, we will be updating this page with travel advisories and restrictions in countries that may affect our clients' travel plans. Please note that we will only update this page with information from trusted sources, so some updates in the news may not be listed here unless the information has been verified by official sources. We will aim to update this page every 24 hours.

For questions and concerns, please email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or give us a call at 310-915-6677. For more information, visit the IATA website.

 


AUSTRALIA 

Last updated May 27, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Australia.

- This does not apply to nationals of Australia.

- This does not apply to the immediate family members of nationals of Australia.

- This does not apply to permanent residents of Australia and their immediate family members.

- This does not apply to nationals of New Zealand residing in Australia.

- This does not apply to diplomats accredited to Australia and currently resident in Australia, and their immediate family members.

2. Passengers and airline crew are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days at their first arrival location in Australia. If their duration of stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration of stay.

- This does not apply to airline crew with the appropriate personal protective equipment.

3. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter.

Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight.

4. When passengers transit through Australia for 8 to 72 hours, they must go to mandatory quarantine at the state designated facility until the time of the departing flight.

5. For repatriation charter flights, airlines are advised to contact the Australian Border Force (ABF) as early as possible in the planning process. Airlines should not confirm or schedule flights before discussing arrangements with the ABF repatriation team.

 

BAHAMAS 

Last updated May 29, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to nationals and residents of the Bahamas.

2. Nationals and residents of the Bahamas must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 7 days before arrival.

3. Nationals and residents of the Bahamas are subject to quarantine. 

 

BELIZE 

Last updated April 21, 2020

All airports in Belize are closed.

 

BONAIRE

Last updated May 28, 2020

Bonaire has restricted entry to Bonaire to all travelers, except for legal residents of Bonaire.

Bonaire has announced a tentative opening of the Flamingo International Airport for some time after June 15, 2020.

  

CAYMAN ISLANDS

Last updated May 14, 2020

Flights to Grand Cayman (GCM) are suspended.

- This does not apply to emergency, repatriation and Medevac flights. They must obtain a prior approval from the Civil Aviation in Cayman Isl.

 

COSTA RICA (COCOS ISLAND)

Last updated April 14, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Costa Rica.

- This does not apply to nationals of Costa Rica.

- This does not apply to passengers who have left Costa Rica before 26 March 2020 or after 30 April 2020 and have:

a) Permanent residence in Costa Rica; or

b) Temporary residence in Costa Rica; or

c) Special category (Categoria Especial); or

d) Non-resident subcategory Stay (No Residente subcategoria Estancia).

2. Nationals and residents of Costa Rica will be required to be in isolation for a period of 14 days.

 

Curacao

Last updated May 8, 2020

Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Curacao.

This does not apply to:

- Residents of Curacao approved by the Government of Curacao. These passengers will have to show a verification letter from the Government of Curacao that they are allowed to travel to Curacao.

- Medical specialist and other medical personnel if authorized by the Government of Curacao. These passengers must have a verification letter from the government of Curacao proving they are allowed to enter Curacao.

- Persons deemed necessary or specifically approved by the Government of Curacao. These passengers must have a verification letter from the government of Curacao proving they are allowed to enter Curacao.

- Passengers in transit who remain on board of the same aircraft or do wing to wing transit from one aircraft to another without entering the transit terminal. A minimum of 24 hours prior notice is required. 

 

Dominican republic

Last updated May 3, 2020

Flights to the Dominican Republic are suspended.

Effective 19 March 2020 (Thursday) 06:00 am local time: https://www.aggressor.com/pages/special-message

 

Ecuador (Galapagos)

Last updated May 26, 2020

Flights to Ecuador are suspended.

Effective 1 June 2020:

1. Flights to Ecuador will be resuming.

2. Passengers and aircrew must have a negative PCR test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) issued within 72h before arrival. 

 

EGYPT

Last updated April 27, 2020

Flights to Egypt are suspended.

This does not apply to:

a. Aircraft in state of emergency;

b. Technical landing;

c. Humanitarian, medevac or repatriation flights;

d. United nations flights;

e. Domestic flights.

Except for aircraft in state of emergency, all other exemptions flights must obtain a pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.

 

FIJI 

Last updated May 28, 2020

1, Fiji has closed its border to foreign nationals who have been in the United States, Europe, China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, or Spain within 14 days of their intended travel to Fiji, including travelers seeking to transit Fiji. Travelers covered by this restriction will be prevented from boarding Fiji-bound flights.
Travelers to Fiji will be asked to complete a health declaration form that will be examined by health officials upon arrival in Fiji. Travelers will also be screened on arrival with handheld temperature scanners, and their travel history and health status will be screened by border agents. Arriving travelers may be required to self-isolate for 14 days at the discretion of local officials.
 
2. Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, has announced the cancellation of all international scheduled flights through to the end of July, with reductions in schedules expected in August 2020. A limited number of domestic Fiji Link services will continue to operate.
 

FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Last updated May 6, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter French Polynesia.
- This does not apply to passengers who reside in French Polynesia
 
2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting French Polynesia. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
 
3. Passengers must go through a medical examination upon arrival and are subject to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
- This does not apply to healthcare professionals related to Coronavirus (Covid-19).
- This does not apply to airline crew.
 
4. Airline crew for repatriation flights are subject to medical control and will complete a declaration on honor stating they will have to respect the sanitary measures and requirements of self-isolation for 14 days.
- This does not apply if they are in transit and stay in the aircraft.
- This does not apply if they are authorized to go back on their company flight in case there is a layover for one day or one night.
 

HONDURAS (ROATAN AND UTILA) 

Last updated April 22, 2020

Airports in Honduras are closed.
- This does not apply to humanitarian flights with an authorization issued 24h before departure by the Secretariat of tourism or Secretariat for foreign relations and international cooperation of Honduras.
 

INDONESIA 

Updated May 28, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Indonesia.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Indonesia;

- passengers with a Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP);

- passengers with a Diplomatic Visa or a Service Visa;

- passengers with a Diplomatic Stay Permit or Service Stay Permit;

- medical aid workers or Food Sustenance Workers for Humanitarian Purposes;

- personnel working on strategic national projects.

2. Passengers and airline crew must:

- go through medical screening upon arrival; and

be quarantined for 14 days; and

- have a medical certificate issued within 7 days before arrival stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, that the passenger is free from respiratory disease and 'fit to travel'; or

- be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) upon arrival.

- This does not apply to nationals of Indonesia.

3. Deadhead crew that will be active on return flight will be given an entry stamp if they:

- have a valid crew ID card or crew member certificate; and

- provide written notification from airline to Immigration Officer at entry point that the personnel will be on duty during return flight. This notification should be received by Immigration officer at entry point at latest 24 hours upon arrival.

  

MALAYSIA (SIPADAN)

Last updated May 18, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.

- This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.

- This does not apply to permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card.

- This does not apply to passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H). They must have a Coronavirus (COVID-19) negative testing result before leaving for Malaysia.

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children.

- This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.

- This does not apply to passengers with official passport on a diplomatic mission.

2. Passengers who are allowed to enter will be quarantined for 14 days at the designated quarantine stations.

For nationals of Malaysia, the government will bear the cost of MYR 150 per day.

For all other passengers, they are required to bear all the costs.

3. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.

- This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah or Sarawak.

4. Airline crew are subject to health screening upon arrival.

 

MALDIVES

Last updated April 15, 2020

1. Velana Airport (MLE) is closed every day from 16:00 to 01:00.
 
2. All visas on arrival are suspended.
- This does not apply to passengers with a special permission granted by the Maldives government.
 
3. Passengers traveling as tourists and airline crew who have been in Bangladesh, China (People's Rep.), Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Spain, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom or in North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang Provinces in Korea (Rep.), Ile-de-France and Grand Est (regions of France) and Bavaria, North Rhine Westphalia and Baden-Wuerttemberg (regions of Germany) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the Maldives.
- This does not apply to nationals of Maldives and their spouses.
 
4. Nationals and residents of Maldives will be subject to 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Carriers intending to carry nationals of Maldives on inbound flights shall seek prior approval from relevant authorities.
 
5. All passengers traveling to the Maldives for a purpose other than tourism will be quarantined for 14 days at a place designated by the Government.
 
6. A completed "Health Declaration Card" and an "Immigration Arrival Card" must be presented upon arrival.

 

MEXICO

Last updated May 12, 2020

No regulations related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) implemented. However, on April 3, Mexican Tourism and Health officials instructed hotels to cancel new and existing reservations and close for non-essential business. Guests that require accommodation due to essential business activities are permitted to stay in hotels with a maximum occupancy of 15 percent and may be asked to provide an employer letter certifying the nature of their business. Non-resident foreign citizens currently in hotel accommodation must begin the process of returning home immediately.  Individuals showing respiratory symptoms will be referred to health authorities. 
   

MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES)  - INCLUDES TRUK, YAP, KOSRAE, POHNPEI

Last updated Mar 31, 2020

1. Passengers traveling to the state of Chuuk must be self-quarantined for 14 days in COVID-19 free country before departure.
 
2. Passengers and airline crew must go thorough medical screening upon arrival.
 
3. Passengers are not allowed to enter the state of Pohnpei.
- This does not apply to residents of Pohnpei.
- This does not apply to medical and technical personnel.
 
4. Passengers traveling to the state of Pohnpei must have a medical certificate and must be quarantined for 14 days.
 
5. Passengers traveling to the state of Chuuk will be quarantined for 14 days.
 

MYANMAR

Last updated April 12, 2020

1. All visa issuances are suspended until 30 April 2020.
 
2. All flights to Myanmar are suspended until 30 April 2020.
- This does not apply to relief flights;
- This does not apply to medical evacuation flights;
- This does not apply to special flights approved by the Department of Civil Aviation.

 

OMAN 

Last updated May 7, 2020 

Passengers are not allowed to enter Oman.
- This does not apply to nationals of Oman.  

PALAU 

Last updated Feb 6, 2020

Individuals who have transited through or have been in China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Palau. 

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA 

Last updated May 28, 2020

1. Passengers can only land at Port Moresby (POM).
2. Passengers who reside in Papua New Guinea must depart from Brisbane (BNS), Cairns (CNS) or Singapore.
3. Passengers must be quarantined for 14 days at designated hotels in Port Moresby.
4. Passengers and airline crew must obtain State of Emergency (SOE) controller approval to enter.  

 

THE PHILIPPINES

Last updated May 18, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter the Philippines.
- This does not apply to nationals of the Philippines.
- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of the Philippines.
- This does not apply to accredited diplomats or officials of international organizations.
 
2. Commercial flights to the Philippines can only land on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday with approval from CAAP 48h before departure.
 
3. Chartered flights to the Philippines can only land on Monday or Thursday with a secured clearance from the Department of Foreign Affairs and CAAP.
 
4. Passengers and airline crew will be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and placed in quarantine while awaiting the results of the test.
 
5. A completed Case Investigation Form must be presented upon arrival.


SEYCHELLES

Last updated May 6, 2020

Seychelles (SEZ) is closed.
- This does not apply to emergency diversions.
- This does not apply to special mission flights that are approved (MEDEVAC).
 

SOLOMON ISLANDS

Last updated May 4, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Solomon Isl.
- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Solomon Isl.
- This does not apply to passengers with prior written authorization issued by the Prime Minister.
 
2. Nationals and residents of Solomon Isl. who have been in countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be put in quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival.
 
3. Passengers with prior written authorization issued by the Prime Minister who have been in countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be put in quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival.
4. All passengers must present a completed Traveler's Public Health Declaration Card and provide full details of their place of stay, travel itinerary and current personal contact details in Solomon Isl.
 

SOUTH AFRICA 

Last updated May 15, 2020

1. Flights to South Africa are suspended.
- This does not apply to:
- flights authorized by the ministry of transport;
- flights bringing back nationals of South Africa. They will be quarantined for up to 21 days;
- medical evacuation, aircraft in state of emergency, air ambulance which must only carry airline crew and patients. They are subject to quarantine.
 
2. Flights not mentioned above must obtain written permission from the department of transport before departure.

 

ST. MAARTEN

Last updated April 10, 2020 

Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter St. Maarten.
 
- This does not apply to passengers who are specialists with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the Government of St. Maarten.
- This does not apply to emergency and essential flights from Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.
 

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 

Last updated Mar 20, 2020 

1. Passengers who have been in China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China) or Singapore in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
 - This does not apply to nationals of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
 
2. Passengers arriving from European Union Member States, United Kingdom or USA are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
 

SUDAN 

Last updated April 20, 2020

All airports in Sudan are closed until 20 May 2020.
- This does not apply to technical stops, humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights. These flights are subject to prior approval from Sudan Civil Aviation Authority.
 

THAILAND 

Last updated May 18, 2020

On May 15, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced the extension until June 30, 2020, of the ban on incoming international flights.
 
This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian aid, medical, relief and repatriation flights. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.


TONGA 

Last updated May 18, 2020

Tonga has announced entry restrictions requiring international travelers (except Tongan citizens, permanent residents, and immediate family members) who either traveled from or through the United States, China, Australia, Italy, South Korea, and several dozen other countries to spend at least 14 days in self-quarantine in a country free of coronavirus prior to entering Tonga.
 
Travelers covered by the travel restriction are then required to undergo medical clearance within three days of traveling to Tonga, and to provide the clearance to Tongan authorities before being granted entry. Failure to provide medical clearance could result in denial of entry or return to country of origin.
 
International flights and vessels entering Tonga are required to use Tongatapu as the first port of entry for border screening before traveling to outer islands.
 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 

Last updated Mar 30, 2020

Airports in Trinidad and Tobago are closed until 30 April 2020.
 
- This does not apply if permitted by the Minister with responsibility for national security. 

 

TURKS AND CAICOS

Last updated April  10, 2020 

Airports in Turks and Caicos Isl. are closed.
 

UNITED STATES

Last updated May 27, 2020

1. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA.

-This does not apply to:

- nationals and permanent residents of the USA;

- spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;

- parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;

- the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;

- the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;

- passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1(as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;

- members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;

- passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);

- passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;

- B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.

2. Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in bullet number 1 in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Honolulu (HNL), Housten (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD).

3. Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.

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