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 July 17, 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.

2. Passengers are required to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry.

3. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.

4. Passengers transiting through Australia for 8 to 72 hours, are subject to quarantine until their departing flight.

5. Flights to Melbourne (MEL) are suspended.

6. Passengers who are allowed to enter Australia must request an exemption before departure at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/covid19-enquiry-form.

 

BAHAMAS 

Last updated July 29, 2020

1. Passengers must complete a "Bahamas Health Visa" application at www.travel.gov.bs before departure. They must upload their negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result or select relevant exemption category, and provide their contact information. Passengers must present the approved "Bahamas Health Visa" application at check-in and upon arrival.

2. Passengers must have a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result from a sample dated 10 days or less before arrival.

- This does not apply to passengers who are 10 years and younger.

3. Passengers are subject to medical screening on arrival and quarantine with monitoring for 14 days at their own expense.

4. Airline crew staying overnight must complete a "Bahamas Health Visa" application at travel.gov.bs before departure. They must present the approved "Bahamas Health Visa" application and employment identification upon arrival.

5. Airline crew are subject to quarantine in a hotel until their next flight. 


BELIZE 

Last updated June 29, 2020

Airports in Belize are closed until 14 August 2020.

- This does not apply to nationals of Belize.

- This does not apply to residents of Belize.

 

BONAIRE

Last updated June 22, 2020

Bonaire has announced some limited relaxations of those travel restrictions for travelers that can present a negative COVID-19 test and proof of health insurance that covers the traveler overseas:

Flights to and from Curacao will resume on June 12, 2020

Flights to and from Aruba will resume on June 15, 2020 through July 9, 2020

Flights to and from Europe will resume on July 1, 2020

Bonaire has not yet announced when flights to and from the United States will resume, but most U.S. airlines have canceled flights through mid-July 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 August 3, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Costa Rica.

- This does not apply to passengers who have been only in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom in the past 14 days.

2. Flights to Costa Rica are suspended.

- This does not apply to flights arriving from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.

- This does not apply to repatriation flights.

3. A "Pase de Salud" must be completed at https://salud.go.cr/ before departure.

4. Passengers arriving in Costa Rica must:

- have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before departure; and

- have a medical insurance issued by an insurance company of Cost Rica.

This does not apply to nationals and residents of Costa Rica.

 

Curacao

Last updated June 29, 2020

1. Passengers arriving from Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba and St. Maarten are allowed to enter Curacao, but must complete a health declaration form on arrival. They are subject to medical screening. Furthermore, they must have insurance to cover medical expenses in Curacao.

2. From July 1, Curacao will be open to visitors from the Netherlands and other western European countries.

 

DOMINICA

Last updated August 10, 2020

Passengers and airline crew arriving in Dominica:

- must present a travel clearance obtained before departure at http://domcovid19.dominica.gov.dm/ ; and

- must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; and

- are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

 

Dominican republic

Last updated July 2, 2020

1. Flights to Dominican Rep. restarted.

2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and must have a completed health declaration form.

 

ECUADOR (GALAPAGOS)

Last updated July 8, 2020

1. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 7 days before departure. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days at their own expense if they do not have this medical certificate.

2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and self-quarantine for 14 days.

3. A completed "Declaracion de salud del viajero" and "Formulario migratorio especial" must be presented upon arrival.


EGYPT

Last updated July 1, 2020

1. Flights to Egypt restarted.

2. A completed "Public Health Card" must be presented to immigration upon arrival.

3. Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Egypt.

- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Egypt.

 

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 June 6, 2020

French Polynesia has had no active cases of COVID 19 since May 29th. The country’s authorities announced today the borders will be re-opening to international tourism in French Polynesia starting on July 15th, 2020.
 
Quarantine measures will be completely lifted and French Polynesia’s borders will re-open to international tourism from all countries.
 
Click here for the conditions to travel to French Polynesia. 
 


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 

Bali update July 7, 2020

*The Governor of Bali announced that the region’s popular tourist destinations will reopen to international visitors on Sept. 11. Local tourists will be able to visit the island’s famous vacation spots starting on July 9.

Updated August 4, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit.

- This does not apply to nationals of Indonesia.

- This does not apply to passengers with a Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP).

- This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic or a service visa.

- This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic or service stay permit.

- This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued after 31 March 2020.

2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival. They are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

3. Airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival. They are subject to quarantine until their next flight.

4. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

5. Airline crew without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next flight.

6. Deadhead crew will be given an entry stamp. They must:

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

- provide written notification to Immigration Officer proving they will be on duty on the return flight. The notification must be received by Immigration Officer minimum 24 hours from arrival.

 

MALAYSIA (SIPADAN)

Last updated July 31, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia until 31 August 2020.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Malaysia;

- permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card;

- passengers with a sticker label visa in their passport specifying that they are spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia;

- passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) with a printed entry permission from Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture;

- passengers with a diplomatic passport;

- passengers with an official passport on a diplomatic mission;

- students with an immigration approval.

2. Passengers:

- are subject to medical screening; and

- are subject to quarantine at government monitored facilities for 14 days, at their own expense; and

- must install 'MySejahtera app' in their smart phone; and

- must present a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) issued by a Malaysian representation, to carriers prior to departure and to immigration upon arrival.

3. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight; and

- must install 'MySejahtera app' in their smart phone.

4. 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.

 

MALDIVES

Last updated July 16, 2020

1. Visa on arrival facility restarted.
2. Passengers traveling as tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.
3. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.
4. Passengers must complete a "self-declarative health declaration" 24 hours before arrival at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ 
 

 

MEXICO

Last updated June 19, 2020

A completed "Cuestionario de indentificacion de factores de riesgo en viajeros" must be presented to Immigration upon arrival. The form can be found at https://afac.hostingerapp.com/ .
 

 

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 July 29, 2020

1. Flights to Myanmar are suspended until 31 August 2020.
- This does not apply to medevac flights.
2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result.
- This does not apply to nationals of Myanmar.
4. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next scheduled flight.
5. Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.

 

OMAN 

Last updated July 7, 2020 

Passengers are not allowed to enter Oman.
- This does not apply to nationals of Oman.
- This does not apply to residents of Oman with an approval from Royal Oman Police. 


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 July 21, 2020

1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers with a State of Emergency (SOE) controller approval.
2. Passengers can only land at Port Moresby (POM).
3. Residents of Papua New Guinea must depart from Brisbane (BNS), Cairns (CNS) or Singapore.
4. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure.
5. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. 

 

THE PHILIPPINES

Last updated August 6, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
- nationals of the Philippines;
- spouses or children of nationals of the Philippines traveling together or traveling to join the national of Philippines;
- merchant seamen with a 9(c) visa issued by the Philippines;
- nationals of India with a Temporary Resident Visa;
- nationals of China (People's Rep.) with a Permanent Resident Visa who is spouse of a national of the Philippines;
- passengers with a 13(a), 13(b), 13(c), 13(d), 13(e), 13(g), RA 7919, EO324 or Native-born visa issued by the Philippines.
2. Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.
- This does not apply to spouses or children of a national of the Philippines.
- This does not apply to parents of a minor who is a national of the Philippines.
3. Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test at their own expense, they are subject to quarantine and must present a completed Case Investigation Form.
4. Passengers traveling to Davao (DVO) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
 


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 August 4, 2020

1. Flights to South Africa are suspended until 31 August 2020.
- This does not apply to repatriation, medevac and emergency flights.
 
2. Nationals and residents of South Africa are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 21 days.
 

 

ST. MAARTEN

Last updated July 24, 2020 

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers with a resident permit issued by St. Maarten;
- passengers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People's Rep.), Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, France, French West Indies, Germany, Grenada, Italy, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl. or Virgin Isl. (British);
- effective 1 August 2020, passengers arriving from the USA.
2. Passengers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People's Rep.), Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, France, French West Indies, Germany, Grenada, Italy, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl. or Virgin Isl. (British) must have a completed health declaration form obtained at www.stmaartenentry.com
3. Passengers arriving from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People's Rep.), Cuba, Dominica, France, Germany, Grenada, Italy, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl. or Virgin Isl. (British) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR laboratory test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.
4. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight.
5. Passengers are not allowed to transit.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers who stay in the aircraft or transfer Wing to Wing from one aircraft to another aircraft;
- passengers arriving from Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Curacao or French West Indies.
6. Effective 1 August 2020, passengers arriving from the USA must have a completed health declaration form obtained at www.stmaartenentry.com and have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR laboratory test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
 

 

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 

Last updated August 3, 2020 

1. Passengers are subject to a PCR test on arrival and quarantine until test results are ready.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname or Trinidad and Tobago.
- This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 5 days before arrival.
2. A completed "Pre-Arrival form" must be presented upon arrival.
 

SUDAN 

Last updated July 16, 2020

1. Flights to Sudan are suspended until 10 October 2020.
- This does not apply to flights arriving from Egypt, Turkey or United Arab Emirates.
- This does not apply to humanitarian, medical and repatriation flights.
2. Nationals of Sudan and passengers of Sudanese origin are subject to medical screening.
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
- This does not apply to nationals of Sudan or passengers of Sudanese origin.
 

THAILAND 

Last updated July 24, 2020

1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Thailand until 31 August 2020.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals and residents of Thailand;
- passengers who are spouses, parents or children of a national of Thailand;
- airline crew with a return scheduled flight;
- students.
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
- This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.
3. Passengers must have:
- an insurance to cover medical expenses in Thailand, and
- a Certificate of Entry issued by Royal Thai Embassy, and
- a Fit to Fly health certificate.
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
5. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
6. Airline crew staying overnight must have a guarantee letter from the airline or a health insurance certificate with a coverage cost of at least USD 100,000.


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 July 21, 2020

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

 

TURKS AND CAICOS

Last updated July 22, 2020 

1. Airports in Turks and Caicos Isl. reopen.
2. Passengers and airline crew must have a travel authorization completed 72 hours before departure and present it to immigration. The authorization can be found at http://turksandcaicostourism.com
- This does not apply to:
- airline crew staying for less than 24 hours;
- merchant seamen;
- passengers younger than 10 years.
3. Passengers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result.
- This does not apply to:
- airline crew staying for less than 24 hours;
- merchant seamen;
- passengers younger than 10 years.
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
 

UNITED STATES

Last updated July 31, 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 and transit.

-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, CR-1, CR-2, 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-1, 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;

- students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland (Rep.), United Kingdom or Schengen Member States in the past 14 days.

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), Houston (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.

4. Passengers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the "Massachusetts Travel Form" at https://www.mass.gov/forms/massachusetts-travel-form . They are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

5. Passports issued to nationals of Belarus which have expired between 30 April 2020 and 31 July 2020, are considered valid with an extension of 3 months.

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