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 October 20, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Australia.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Australia and their immediate family members

- permanent residents of Australia and their immediate family members.

- nationals of New Zealand residing in Australia and their immediate family members.

- passengers arriving from New Zeland, having been in New Zealand in the past 14 days and traveling on a Safe Zone flight;

- passengers who have a visa and have been grantes an exemption before departure; details can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/covid19-enquiry-form

2. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry; details can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/new-zealand-safe-travel-zone

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.

 

 

BAHAMAS 

Last updated October 16, 2020

1. Passengers arriving in Bahamas:

- are subject to quaratine in a hotel for 14 days; and

- are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen test; and

- must present an approved "Bahamas Health Visa" application at check-in and upon arrival obtained at www.travel.gov.bs before departure.

2. Until October 31, passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RC-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 5 days before departure.

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

3. Effective 1 November 2020, passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RC-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 7 days before departure.

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

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 October 21, 2020

1. Airports in Belize reopened.

2. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival.

3. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

4. Passengers must install the Belize Health Travel App found at http://www.covid19.bz/. This will generate a QR Code and Trip Number, which must be presented upon arrival.

5. Passengers traveling as tourists must have a reservation confirmation of an approved hotel; details can be found at https://www.travelbelize.org/health-safety.

 

 

 

BONAIRE

Last updated October 13, 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 resumed on June 12, 2020 through September 3, 2020 (some limited flights are still possible but require special permission – reach out to your airline for more details)

Flights to and from Aruba resumed on June 15, 2020 through August 5, 2020 (some limited flights are still possible but require special permission – reach out to your airline for more details)

Flights to and from Europe resumed on July 1, 2020

Travelers who have been physically present in a high-risk country (including the United States) within the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Bonaire.

Bonaire has not yet announced when flights to and from the United States will resume, but most U.S. airlines have cancelled flights until at least December 2020.

  

CAYMAN ISLANDS

Last updated August 10, 2020

1. Flights to Cayman Isl. are suspended. 

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

- This does not apply to flights arriving from the United Kingdom. 

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cayman Isl. 

3. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days. 

 

COSTA RICA (COCOS ISLAND)

Last updated October 26, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

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

- passengers who do not require a visa to enter Costa Rica when traveling as tourist if in the past 14 days they have not been to any other country than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, United Kindom or Vatican City (Holy See);

- residents of the following states of the United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D. C and Wyoming;

- family members, who do not require a visa to enter Costa Rica, if traveling as tourist and who are:

- spouses of nationals or residents of Costa Rica; or

- parents of minors who are nationals or residents of Costa Rica; or

- children and siblings, who are minors or with disabilities, of nationals or residents of Costa Rica

2. Flights to Costa Rica are suspended.

- This does not apply to flights arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechia China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, United Kindom or Vatican City (Holy See);

- flights arriving from the following states of the United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D. C and Wyoming;

- This does not apply to repatriation flights.

3. Passengers traveling as tourists must have medical insurance to pay for Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment costs. The insurance must be issued by a company in Costa Rica or approved by the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism.

4. A "Pase de Salud" form must be completed at most 48 hours before departure of of the flight to Costa Rica. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://salud.go.cr/

5. Residents of Costa Rica must have proof of payment of the Costa Rican Social Security.

6. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

7. Entry regulations for nationals of Costa Rica apply to passengers with proof of being dual nationals of Costa Rica.

8. Passengers must arrive at San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR).

9. Expired residence permits (DIMEX):

- with category "permanente" are extended until 11  Januray 2021.

- with categories "temporales" and "especiales" which expired after 18 December 2019 are extended until 11 January 2021;

- with category "estancias" which expired after 17 March 2020 are extended until 12 February 2021.

10. Effective 1 November 2020, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in any state of the USA will be allowed to enter.


Authorized USA States and Territories

Costa Rica continues its gradual reopening by welcoming an additional 8 US states since the government’s previous announcement. As of September 15, Costa Rica will continue welcoming visitors from 45 countries – including the United Kingdom, European Union, Canada and a total of 20 states/territories from USA (U.S. tourists will only be accepted if they can provide a valid driver's license proving they are residents of accepted states).Here is the complete list of authorized U.S. states and territories:·  As of September 1: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, or Virginia (and Washington, D.C.)·  As of September 15: Colorado, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan and Rhode Island.·  As of October 1: California.

Tourists from these countries and states wishing to enter Costa Rica must provide: 

1) a digital epidemiological health pass 

2) a negative PCR-RT coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of their departure from their country of origin

3) travel insurance that covers accommodation in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19. This can be purchased in Costa Rica upon landing, or from a third party.

If traveling from the USA:

4) a valid driver’s license from one of the accepted states. 

The list of designated states, countries and flight departure points is based upon active cases per 100,000 residents and will gradually expand over the coming months.

 


Curacao

Last updated October 22, 2020.

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit. until December 1, 2020.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Austria, Azerbejan, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Denmark, Dominica, Finland, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guyana,  Hong Kong (SAR China) Hungary, India, Italy, Jamaica, Montserrat, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Isl., Uruguay,  Virgin Isl. (British) or the US states of Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey or New York.

2. Passengers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Cayman Isl., Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Virgin Isl. (British) must complete a Digital Immigration card and a Public Health Locator Card 48 hours before departure at http://dicardcuracao.com which must be presented upon arricomplete a Digital Immigration card and a Public Health Locator Card 48 hours before departure at http://dicardcuracao.com which must be presented upon arrival.

- This does not apply to residents of Curacao.

3. passengers arriving from Austria, Azerbejan, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong (SAR China) Hungary, India, Italy, Jamaica, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, St. Barthelemy, St. Maarten, Suriname, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Isl., Uruguay, or the US states of Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey or New York must:

- have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure issued by an approved laboratory; and 

- complete a Digital Immigration card and a Public Health Locator Card 48 hours before departure at http://dicardcuracao.com which must be presented upon arrival.

- This does not apply to residents of Curacao.

4. Residents of Curacoa arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Cayman Isl., Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Virgin Isl. (British) must complete  a Public Health Locator Card 48 hours before departure at http://dicardcuracao.com which must be presented upon arrival.

5. Residents of Curacao arriving from Austria, Azerbejan, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong (SAR China) Hungary, India, Italy, Jamaica, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, St. Barthelemy, St. Maarten, Suriname, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Isl., Uruguay, or the US states of Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey or New York must:

- have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure issued by an approved laboratory; and 

- complete a Digital Immigration card and a Public Health Locator Card 48 hours before departure at http://dicardcuracao.com which must be presented upon arrival.

6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine.

 

 

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 October 5, 2020

1. Flights to Dominican Rep. restarted.

2. A completed health declaration form must be presented upon arrival.

3. For more information, please refer to the website https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus

 

 

ECUADOR (GALAPAGOS)

Last updated October 6, 2020

1. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 10 days before arrival are subject to a PCR test upon arrival and self-isolation for 10 days.

2. A completed "Declaracion de salud del viajero" must be presented upon arrival.

3. Normal passports issued by Ecuador which have expired on 16 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 28 February 2021. Passengers must have a "Passport validity extension certificate" and travel with the expired passport. 



EGYPT

Last updated October 24, 2020

1. Flights to Egypt restarted.

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

3. Passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris only), Germany (Frankfurt only), Guyana, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, USA, United Kingdom (London Heathrow only), Uruguay or Venezuela must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken at most 96 hours before departure of the last direct flights to Egypt.  The medical certificate must be issued and stamped by an accredited laboratory, it must indicate the type of sample taken for the swab and must be in Arabic or English.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

4. Passengers arriving from any other country must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flights to Egypt.  The medical certificate must be issued and stamped by an accredited laboratory, it must indicate the type of sample taken for the swab.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

5. Passengers arriving at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP) without a printed negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense.

 
 

FIJI 

Last updated September 22, 2020

1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Fiji.
- This does not apply to nationals of Fiji.
 
2. Nationals of Samoa are not allowed to transit.
 
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure.
 
4. Nationals of Fiji are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
 


FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Last updated August 12, 2020

1. Passengers must complete an "ETIS Application" at https://www.etis.pf/en/ . A QR code must be presented upon arrival.
 
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 3 days before departure.
 
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
 
3. Airline crew who have been out of French Polynesia for more than 72 hours must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result
 


HONDURAS (ROATAN AND UTILA) 

Last updated October 19, 2020

1. Airports in Honduras reopened.
 
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or rapid test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
 
3. A completed "immigration pre-check" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be submitted online before departure at https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn.
  

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 October 15, 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;

- passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card

- nationals of the United Arab Emirates traveling under the Safe Travel Corridor program to Denpasar (DPS), Jakarta (CGK), Medan (KNO) or Surabaya (SUB) with a business visa. They must:

- have a return ticket

- have a medical certificate in English with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.

- complete the "electronic health awareness card (e-HAC)" and submit it before departure at https://inahac.kemkes.go.id/ or present it upon arrival.

- are subject to medical screening.

2. Passengers are not allowed to transit

3. Passengers without a printed medical certificate in English with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

4. Airline crew without a  printed medical certificate in English with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrivalare subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next flight.

5. A completed "electronic health awareness card (e-HAC)" must be submitted before departure at https://inahac.kemkes.go.id/ or presented upon arrival.

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.

7. Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.

 

MALAYSIA (SIPADAN)

Last updated October 5, 2020

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

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Malaysia;

- passengers with a diplomatic passport

- permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card. They must have prior written approval from Malaysian immigration

- passengers with a sticker label visa in their passport specifying that they are spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have prior written approval from Malaysian immigration

- passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) with a printed entry permission from Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. They must have prior written approval from Malaysian immigration

2. Passengers are subject to medical screening; and

- quarantine for 14 days at their own expense; and

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

3. Passengers who departed Malaysia after 18 March 2020 must have a written immigration approval to return to Malaysia.

4. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight; and must install 'MySejahtera app' in their smart phone.

5. 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.

- permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card traveling to Sabah or Sarawak. They must have prior written approval from Malaysian immigration;

- passengers with a sticker label visa in their passport specifying that they are spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah or Sarawak. They must have prior written approval from Malaysian immigration;

- passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) with a printed entry permission from Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture traveling to Sabah or Sarawak. They must have prior written approval from Malaysian immigration;

6. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an "enterSarawak" form and an "eHealth Declaration Form" before departure at https://sarawakdisastermc.com/

 

MALDIVES

Last updated October 19, 2020

1. Visa on arrival facility restarted.
 
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure of the first flight. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. The certificate must have the name of the passengers as in the passport, passport number and name and address of the testing laboratory.
- this does not apply to nationals and residents of the Maldives
- passengers younger than 1 year
- passengers with a Dependent Visa, Student Visa or Marriage Visa.
- passengers with a Special Visa or Business Visa staying more than 7 days.
 
3. Passengers traveling as tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.
 
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quaratine for 14 days. More details can be found at https://covid19.health.gov.mv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Travel-related-home-quarantine-procedure-ENGLISH-version-18.07.2020.pdf
 
5. Passengers and airline crew must complete a "Traveller Health Declaraion" 24 hours before arrival at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/.
 
6. Airline crew are subject to medical screening.
 
7. Airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure of the first flight. Airline crew who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. The certificate must have the name of the passengers as in the passport, passport number and name and address of the testing laboratory.
- this does not apply to:
- airline crew staying for less than 8 days
- airline crew staying at a designated transit facility. 
 

 

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 October 26, 2020

1. Flights to Myanmar are suspended until 31 October 2020.
- This does not apply to medevac flights.
 
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
 
3. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
 
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 October 8, 2020 

1. Flights to Oman are suspended.
- This does not apply to humanitarian and repatriation flights.
- Effective 1 October 2020, this does not apply to flights arriving from Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopuia, France, Germany, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom.
 
2. Passengers are not allowed to enter Oman.
- This does not apply to:
- Nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.
- passengers with a resident visa issued by Oman
 
3. Nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates may enter with a national ID card.
 
4. A completed "Traveler registration form" must be presented before boarding. The form can be obtained at http://covid19.moh.gov.om/#/traveler-red
 
5. Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 15 years.
 
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.
 
7. Passengers must have insurance to cover medical expenses in Oman for a period of one month.
- This does not apply to nationals of Oman.
 
8. Passengers must download the Tarassud+ app before arrival.
 
9. Passengers stay for more than 7 days in Oman must download the Hmushrif app.
 
10. Paasengers must pay OMR 25 on arrival.


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. However, exemptions may be made to this prohibition for Palauan citizens and residents, provided that such persons submit to a comprehensive health screening and agree to a 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival in Palau. There is mandatory fourteen (14) day self-quarantine for all travelers with a travel history from or through COVID-19 affected geographical areas. Furthermore, any person, including a crew member, a Palauan citizen, or a Palau resident, arriving into Palau at any point of entry is required to complete a health declaration form.

 

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA 

Last updated October 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 7 days. 

 

THE PHILIPPINES

Last updated October 26, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
- nationals of the Philippines;
- spouses, minors or children with special needs of nationals of the Philippines;
- parents of a minor or a child with special needs who is 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.
- merchant seamen with a 9(c) visa issued by the Philippines;
 
2. Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.
 
3. Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test at their own expense, and to quaratine. 
 
4. Passengers must have a reservation confirmation of a hotel approved by Tourism and Health Agencies.
 
5. A completed Case Investigation Form must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://c19.redcross.org.ph/arriving-passengers.
 
6. 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 October 2, 2020.

1. Airports in Seychelles reopened.
 
2. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.
 
3. Passengers must have an approved health travel authorization obtained at https://seychelles.govtas.com/. The travel authorization is valid up to one day before or after planned arrival date.
 
4. Passengers can retrieve their health travel authorization at https://seychelles.govtas.com/application-check
 
5. Airlines can retrieve and verify the validity of the health travel authorization at https://seychelles.govtas.com/status-check.
 
 

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 October 20, 2020

1. Flights to South Africa restarted.
 
2. Passengers arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Russian Fed., Spain, USA or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals and residents of South Africa
- passengers with a long term visa
 
3. Passengers can only land at Cape Town (CPT), Durban (DUR) or Johannesburg (JNB).
 
4. Passengers arriving in South Africa:
- are subject to medical screening; and
- must install COVID Alert South Africa mobile app; and 
 
5. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure are subject to quarantine at their own expense.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
 
6. Airline crew without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure are subject to self-isolation.
 
7. Visa exemptions for nationals of France, Germany, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Portugal, Singapore, Spain, USA, for passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport and for passengers with a British normal passport with nationality "British Citizen," has been reinstated.
 
8. More Coronavirus (COVID-10) related information can be found at https://gov.za/Coronavirus/travel.

 

ST. MAARTEN

Last updated October 26, 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, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Estonia, Finland, France, French West Indies, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montserrat, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Bathelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl., USA or Virgin Isl. (British);
 
2. Passengers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Caymans Isl., Dominica, Grenada, Monteserrat, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St.  Vincent and the Grenadines or Virgin Isl. (British) must have a completed health declaration form obtained at https://stmaartenehas.com/. 
 
3. Passengers arriving from Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cuba, Curacao Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Estonia, Finland, France, French West Indies, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Lativa, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl. or USA must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular SARS-CoV-2 test based on a nasal swab, issued at most 120 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.
 
4. Residents of St. Maarten arriving from USA without a negative  Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular SARS-CoV-2 test must have a health declaration form obtained at https://stmaartenehas.com/ and are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test at their own expense.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years. 
 
5. Passengers arriving from Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus,   Denmark, Dominica Rep, Estonia, Finland, France, French West Indies, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Lativa, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl., USA or Virgin Isl. (British) must have a completed health declaration form obtained at https://stmaartenehas.com/ which must be presented upon arrival.
 
6. Airline crew staying for a maximum of 24 hours and arriving without a negative RT-PCR for SARS-COV-2 virus obtained from a naso-pharyngeal swab issued at most 120 hours before arrival are subject to quarantine until their next flight. They must have a completed health declaration form obtained at https://stmaartenehas.com/
 
7. Passengers in transit must:
- have a completed health declaration form obtained at  https://stmaartenehas.com/; or
- have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR laboratory test result (Molecular SARS-CoV-2 test based on a naso-pharyngeal swab) issued at most 120 hours before departure of last direct flight to St. Maarten.
 

 

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 

Last updated October 6, 2020 

1. Passengers entering St. Vincent and the Grenadines must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 5 days before arrival.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from Barbados. They must have been in Barbados in the past 14 days.
 
2. Passengers transiting St. Vincent and the Grenadines must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 5 days before arrival. 
 
3. Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test and quaratine; details can be found at http://www.gov.vc/index.php/visitors/covid-19-protocols.
 
4. A completed "Pre-Arrival form" must be presented upon arrival. The form may be obtained at http://healthgov.vc/health/
 

SUDAN 

Last updated  October 20, 2020

1. Airports in Sudan reopened.
 
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in Arabic or English.
- This does not apply to passengers who are 6 years or younger.
 
3. Nationals of Sudan and passengers of Sudanese origin are subject to medical screening.
 
 

THAILAND 

Last updated October 20, 2020

1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter and transit until 31 October 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;
- passengers with a visa issued by Thailand;
- nationals of Australia, China (People's Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from their country of nationality;
- passengers from a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic China Taiwan) passport with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from Chinese Taipei;
- residents of Hong Kong (SAR China) with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from Hong Kong (SAR China);
- 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. The certificate must be in English.
- This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.
 
3. Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Thailand.
- This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.
 
4.Passengers must have:
- a Certificate of Entry issued by Royal Thai Embassy, and
- a Fit to Fly health certificate in English.
 
 
5. Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.
 
6. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
 
7. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
 
8. 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 October 15, 2020

Airports in Trinidad and Tobago are closed until 25 October 2020.
- This does not apply if permitted by the Minister with responsibility for national security.

 

TURKS AND CAICOS

Last updated September 24, 2020 

1. Airports in Turks and Caicos Isl. reopen.
 
2. Passengers and airline crew must have a travel authorization completed at least 24 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;
 
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 5 days before departure.
- 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 October 6, 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 arriving in Massachusetts must complete the "Massachusetts Travel Form" at https://www.mass.gov/forms/massachusetts-travel-form . 

3. Passengers arriving in New York State must complete the "Traveler Helath Form" at https://forms.ny.gov/s3/Welcome-to-New-York-State-Traveler-Health-Form

4. 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.

5. Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures set by the state of their final destination. More information can be found at www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html

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