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 +1-310-915-6677. For more information, visit the IATA website.



AUSTRALIA 

Last updated February 9, 2021

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 Travel Zone flight;

- passengers who have a visa and have been granted 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 presenting a completed "Travel Declaration" form upon arrival or when transiting through Australia. The form can be obtained at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/australia-travel-declaration or upon arrival.

3. 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

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

5. Passengers transiting through Australia for 8 to 72 hours are subject to quarantine until their next flight.

6. Passengers entering or transiting through Australia must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must be have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y398dxv4.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 5 years;

- passengers arriving from Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu.

- passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, and a medical discharge issued at least 4 weeks before departure which specifies that:

- at least 14 days have passed since they were infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19); and

- 72 hours have passed since recovery of fever and respiratory symptoms; and

- passengers have recovered from Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are not infectious. 

 

BAHAMAS 

Last updated March 15, 2021

1. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Haiti are not allowed to enter until 12 April 2021.

2. Passengers and airline crew must have an approved "Bahamas Health Travel Visa" with a QR code obtained at www.travel.gov.bs.

3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must be uploaded at www.travel.gov.bs.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

 

BELIZE 

Last updated March 10, 2020

1. Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 5 years;

- passengers with a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before arrival; 

- passengers with a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 antigen test result. The test must have been taken at most 48 hours before arrival. Accepted tests are: Abbott Panbio, SD Biosensor or Sophia. 

- passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination certificate. The vaccination must be received at least two weeks before arrival. 

2. A completed "Health form" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at https://www.travelbelize.org/health-safety by downloading the Belize Health App or upon arrival.

3. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

4. 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 April 1, 2021

1. Flights to and from the United States are tentatively scheduled to resume in April 2021. Travelers arriving in Bonaire from the United States who provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test are not required to quarantine. Travelers arriving to Bonaire from the United States who test positive for COVID-19 are required to stay in mandatory isolation until the traveler tests negative. 

2. Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form prior to travel.

3. Bonaire requires two COVID-19 test (a PCR test and an antigen test) for entry:

- A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival is required for entry

- A negative rapid COVID-19 antigen test taken no more than four hours prior to boarding the aircraft is required for entry

4. Commercial flights between the United States and Bonaire have been suspended since March 28, 2020. They are tentatively scheduled to return in April 2021

Effective January 26

All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  

 

CAYMAN ISLANDS

Last updated March 26, 2021

1. Flights to Cayman Isl. are suspended. 

- This does not apply to medevac and repatriation flights. 

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals and residents of Cayman Isl. 

- brothers, sister, parents, grandparents or fiances of residents of Cayman Isl.;

- students

3. Passengers must obtain a "Travel to Cayman" approval at https://www.exploregov.ky/traveltime.

4. Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.

5. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found at https://www.exploregov.ky/government-covid19-policies.

 

COSTA RICA (COCOS ISLAND)

Last updated February 12, 2020

1. A "Pase de Salud" form must be completed before departure 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

2. Passengers must have travel insurance with coverage of Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment and accommodation costs.

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

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

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

 

Curacao

Last updated March 30, 2021.

1. Passengers must present a printed "Digital Immigration Card" and a "Public Health Locator Card" completed at most 48 hours before departure. The forms can be found at https://dicardcuracao.com/portal.

2. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 7 years;

- passengers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Isl., Dominica, French West Indies (only St. Barthelemy and St. Martin), Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos Isl., or Virgin Isl. (British). They must have been staying in one of those countries in the past 14 days.

3. Passengers must have medical insurance to cover medical costs.

- This does not apply to residents of Curacao.

4. Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

5. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.

 

DOMINICA

Last updated March 9, 2020

1. 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.

2. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to a COVID-19 rapid test upon arrival at their own expense. More details can be found at https://domcovid19.dominica.gov.dm/images/20210210150610-travelprotocols-dom-feb10-21.pdf.

 

Dominican republic

Last updated April 1, 2021

1. Until 12 April 2021, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in the United Kingdom and arrive without a negative Covid-19 PCR test, issued at most 72 hours before departure are:

- subject to a test upon arrival; and

- quarantine for 7 days at their own expense.

2. Passengers must present a complete "Electronic Ticket" at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

3. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to medical screening upon arrival.

4. Airline crew arriving from the United Kingdom are subject to self-isolation.

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

 

ECUADOR (GALAPAGOS)

Last updated March 22, 2021

1. Passengers must have:

- a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 3 days before arrival; or

- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate; or

- a COVID-19 recovery certificate.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.

2. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival and quarantine.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 14 years.

3. A completed "Declaracion de salud del viajero" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at https://www.cancilleria.gob.ec/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/formulario_de_salud_del_viajero_revisado.pdf.pdf_1-1.pdf.

 

EGYPT

Last updated February 16, 2020

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

2. Passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris only), Germany (Frankfurt only), Guyana, Italy (Rome only), Japan, Korea (Rep.), 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 based on a nasal or oral swab. The certificate must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory.

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

3. 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 based on a nasal or oral swab. The certificate must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory.

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

4. 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 March 3, 2021

1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of Fiji;
- residents with written approval issued by the Immigration Department in 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.
- This does not apply to passengers who are 2 years or younger. 
 
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

 

FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Last updated February 12, 2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers with a completed Travel Certificate obtained at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Deplacements-entre-la-metropole-et-les-territoires-d-Outre-Mer.
 
2. Passengers must complete an "ETIS Application" at https://www.etis.pf/en/. A QR code must be presented upon arrival.
 
3. Passengers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Passengers and airline crew without a negative RT-PCR test result must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen test result issued on the same day of departure from the first embarkation point and a certificate of completion of the RT-PCR test.
- This does not apply to
- passengers younger than 11 years;
- local airline crew who have been out of French Polynesia less than 7 days.
 
4. Passengers and airline crew are subject to a RT-PCR test upon arrival.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

 

HONDURAS (ROATAN AND UTILA) 

Last updated March 31, 2020

1. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 21 days have been in South Africa or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter. 
- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Honduras.
 
2. Nationals and residents of Honduras who in the past 21 days have been in South Africa or United Kingdom are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
 
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: antigen, rapid antibody, and RT-PCR;
 
4. 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 

Updated February 25, 2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Indonesia.

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

- passengers with a temporary residence visa;

- passengers with a diplomatic or a service visa;

- passengers with a diplomatic or service stay permit;

- passengers with a e-visit visa with a visa number ending with LN;

- passengers with an APEC Business Card;

- passengers traveling under the Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA).

2. Passengers are not allowed to transit.

3. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English.

4. Airline crew must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 7 days before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English.

5. Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for 5 days.

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

7. Airline crew with a crew ID card are visa exempt if they are listed in the General Declaration and are wearing uniform.

8. 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.

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

 

MALAYSIA (SIPADAN)

Last updated March 25, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Malaysia;

- passengers with a diplomatic passport

- passengers with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main;

- students with written approval from immigration applied at https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/;

- merchant seamen with an official letter from the company certified by Malaysian immigration and joining the ship no later than 24 hours from arrival.

2. Passengers are subject to medical screening; and

- quarantine for 10 days at their own expense; and

- must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone.

3. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

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

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

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

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

 

MALDIVES

Last updated February 8, 2021

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 from the first embarkation point. 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 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.
 
3. Passengers traveling as tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.
 
4. Passengers could be subject to medical screening.
 
5. Nationals and residents of Maldives are subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 10 days.
 
6. Passengers and airline crew must complete a "Traveller Health Declaration" 24 hours before departure at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/.
 
7. Airline crew are subject to medical screening.
 
8. 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 airline crew as in the passport 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 March 3, 2021

- US citizens are allowed to enter.
- A negative COVID-19 test is not required for entry.
- Passengers and aircrew arriving in Mexico may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks. Those exhibiting symptoms may be subject to additional health screening and/or quarantine. 
- Travelers entering Mexico via land may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks. Travelers may experience significant delays and face the possibility of being returned to the United States or quarantined in Mexico.
- Restrictions on transportation may vary based on state and/or city.
- A completed "Cuestionario de identification de factors de riesgo en viajeros" must be presented to immigration upon arrival. The form can be found at https://vuelaseguro.com/.

  

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

Last updated February 3, 2021

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 through 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.
 
Effective January 26
 
All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  
 
 

MYANMAR

Last updated April 1, 2020

1. Flights to Myanmar are suspended until 30 April 2021.
- This does not apply to medevac flights.
 
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
- This does not apply to nationals of Myanmar.
 
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 April 7, 2021

1. Passengers who have been in the past 14 days in Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Lebanon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, or Tanzania are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of Oman and their family members;
- passengers with a diplomatic passport and their family members;
- domestic workers of nationals of Oman. They must be accompanied by the sponsor.
 
2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to nationals of Oman.
 
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in Arabic or English.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers younger than 16 years;
- passengers with a diplomatic passport. 
 
4. Passengers must register online before departure at https://covid19.emushrif.om/traveler/travel. They must complete the "Traveler registration form" and pay the test upon arrival fee of OMR 25.
 
5. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
- This does not apply to
- passengers younger than 16 years.
- passengers with a diplomatic passport.
 
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense.
 
7. Passengers must have a hotel reservation confirmation. The hotel must be booked at https://covid19.emushrif.om/traveler/accommodation/type or via the Hmushrif app. 
- This does not apply to
- passengers younger than 18 years traveling alone;
- passengers older than 60 years;
- passengers with authorization from the Health Authorities;
- passengers with a permit for private institutional isolation centers that are pre-approved by the Relief and Shelter Sector.
- merchant seamen with a letter of the shipping agent stating that the airline of the government of Oman will arrange a hotel for the duration of stay.
 
8. Passengers must have insurance to cover COVID-19 medical expenses in Oman for a period of one month.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.
 
9. Passengers must download the Tarassud+ app and the Hmushrif app before departure.
 
10. Visa on arrival facilities have been reinstated.
 

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.

Effective January 26

All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. 

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA 

Last updated February 22, 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 transiting through Port Moresby (POM) must transit on the same calendar day.
 
3. Passengers can only land at Port Moresby (POM).
 
4. Residents of Papua New Guinea must depart from Australia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Japan, Singapore or Solomon Isl.
 
5. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure.
 
6. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 or 14 days. 

 

THE PHILIPPINES

Last updated March 31, 2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
- nationals of the Philippines;
- passengers with a 9(e) or 47(a)(2) visa issued by the Philippines;
- merchant seamen with a 9(C) visa issued by the Philippines;
- foreign spouses and children of nationals of Philippines with a visa issued by the Philippines if traveling together with the national of the Philippines.
 
2. Passengers are not allowed to transit.
 
3. Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities.
 
4. Suspension of all visa exemptions.
 
5. Passengers are subject to quarantine and a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on the 6th day of their quarantine at their own expense. 
- This does not apply to merchant seamen with a 9(C) visa issued by the Philippines.
 
6. Merchant seamen with a 9(C) visa issued by the Philippines must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
 
7. Passengers must have a reservation confirmation of a hotel approved by Tourism and Health Agencies for at least 6 nights. The hotel must be listed at https://www.thepoortraveler.net/2020/07/doh-accredited-hotels-quarantine-manila/
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of the Philippines who are Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW);
- passengers with a 9(E) visa.
 
8. A completed "Case Investigation Form" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://c19.redcross.org.ph/arriving-passengers.
 
9. Passengers traveling to Davao (DVO) 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 merchant seamen with a 9(C) visa issued by the Philippines.
 
10. Passengers must install the app 'TRAZE' in their personal device before departure.
 
 

SEYCHELLES

Last updated March 26, 2021.

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

 

SOLOMON ISLANDS

Last updated December 4, 2020

1. Passengers and airline crew 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.
 
5. Passengers and airline crew must provide details of their international travel history for the period of 14 days prior to arrival in Solomon Isl.

 

SOUTH AFRICA 

Last updated March 15, 2020

1. Passengers can only land at Cape Town (CPT), Durban (DUR), Nelspruit (MQP) or Johannesburg (JNB): Lanseria International (HLA) and Tambo International (JNB).
 
2. Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
 
3. A completed " Traveller Health Questionnare" must be submitted on https://sa-covid-19-travel.info at most 2 days before departure.
 
4. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.
 
5. Airline crew are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival.
 
6. 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.
 
7. More Coronavirus (COVID-19) related information can be found at https://gov.za/Coronavirus/travel.

 

ST. MAARTEN

Last updated April 7, 2021

1. Passengers and airline crew arriving from Argentina, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Curacao, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Venezuela are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to residents of Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and St. Martin.
 
2. Passengers entering or transiting through St. Maarten must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must:
- be based on a nasal and oral swab; and
- must be issued at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers younger than 10 years;
- residents of St. Maarten;
- passengers arriving from Anguilla,  Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People's Rep.), Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, New Zealand, Singapore, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand, USA or Virgin Isl. (British).
 
3. Residents of St. Maarten entering or transiting through St. Maarten without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense. The test must be based on a nasal and oral swab and be issued at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.
 
4. Passengers arriving from Canada or USA must have:
- a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be based on a nasal and oral swab and be issued at most 120 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten; or
- a negative COVID-19 antigen test result. The test must be based on a nasal and oral swab and be issued at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers younger than 10 years;
- residents of St. Maarten.
 
5. Airline crew without a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test result are subject to quarantine until their next flight. The test must be based on a nasal and oral swab and be issued at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten.
 
6. Passengers entering or transiting through St. Maarten must be complete a health declaration form at least 12 hours before departure obtained at https://stmaartenentry.com/. They must also present a pre-approved e-mail authorization at time of check-in and upon arrival.

 

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 

Last updated February 26, 2021 

1. Passengers entering or transiting through St. Vincent and the Grenadines must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR or RNA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
 
2. Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival and quarantine; details can be found at http://www.svg-airport.com/blog/information-on-covid-19/.
 
3. A completed "Pre-Arrival form" must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure at http://healthgov.vc/health/
 
4. Passengers must have a quarantine hotel reservation made for up to 21 days; details can be found at http://www.svg-airport.com/blog/information-on-covid-19/.
- This does not apply to passengers who have been in Anguilla, Dominica, Montserrat or St. Kitts and Nevis in the past 21 days.
 
5. Passengers transiting overnight in St. Vincent and the Grenadines must stay in an approved hotel; details can be found at http://www.gov.vc/index.php/visitors/covid-19-protocols.
 
 

SUDAN 

Last updated March 22, 2020

1. Passengers arriving from the Netherlands, South Africa or the United Kingdom must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in Arabic or English. 
- This does not apply to passengers who are 6 years or younger.
 
2. Passengers arriving from a country other than the Netherlands, South Africa or the United Kingdom 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 arrival. The certificate must be in Arabic or English.
- This does not apply to passengers who are 6 years or younger.
 
3. Passengers arriving from the Netherlands, South Africa or the United Kingdom are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
 
 

THAILAND 

Last updated April 1, 2021

1. Until 31 May 2021, passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter and transit.
- 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 who are visa exempt;
- 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 the country that issued the APEC Business Travel Card;
- passengers from a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic China Taiwan) passport with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from the country that issued the APEC Business Travel Card;
- residents of Hong Kong (SAR China) with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from Hong Kong (SAR China);
- students;
- passengers transiting through Bangkok (BKK).
 
2. The following visa exemptions apply:
a) Nationals of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.) Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vietnam with a normal passport traveling as tourists for a maximum stay of 45 days.
b) Passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport for a maximum stay of 45 days.
c) Passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport for a maximum stay of 30 days.
d) Passengers with a British passport with a nationality "British Citizen" for a maximum stay of 45 days.
e) Nationals of Lao People's Dem. Rep., Mongolia, Russian Fed. and Vietnam for a maximum stay of 30 days.
f) Nationals of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru with a normal passport for a maximum stay of 90 days.
g) Nationals of Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay with a diplomatic passport for a maximum stay of 90 days
h) Nationals of Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (People's Rep.), Ecuador, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Singapore and Vietnam with a diplomatic passport for a maximum stay of 30 days.
i) Nationals of Argentina, Belarus, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Germany, India, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Panama, Philippines, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Uruguay with an official passport for a maximum stay of 90 days.
j) Nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Ecuador, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam with an official passport for a maximum stay of 30 days.
k) Nationals of Albania, Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Fed., Slovakia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey and Ukraine with a service passport for a maximum stay of 90 days.
l) Nationals of China (People's Rep.), Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mozambique and Oman with a service passport for a maximum stay of 30 days.
 
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English.
- This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.
 
4. Passengers entering or transiting through Thailand must have insurance to cover medical expenses in Thailand with a coverage cost of at least USD 100,000.
- This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.
 
5. Passengers entering Thailand must: 
- have a Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by Royal Thai Embassy; and
- download the ThailandPlus App and register by using COE number and reference code.
 
6. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
 
7. Suspension of visa exemption for nationals of Cambodia and Myanmar with a normal passport.
 
8. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
 
9. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7, 10, or 14 days at their own expense. They must have a confirmed hotel reservation.
- This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.
 
10. Nationals of Thailand are subject to quarantine for 7, 10 or 14 days.
 
11. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
 
12. 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 December 10, 2020

1. Passengers and airline crew who in the past 14 days have been to or transited through China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers and airline crew who in the past 14 days have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) if they have an official medical clearance issued at most 3 days before arrival;
- nationals of Tonga and their immediate family members;
- permanent residents of Tonga and their immediate family members.
 
2. Passengers must complete a 'Traveler's Arrival Health Declaration Card' and submit it to the Ministry of Health Border Control when arriving in Tonga.
 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 

Last updated January 15, 2021

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

 

TURKS AND CAICOS

Last updated March 11, 2021

1. Passengers and airline crew must obtain a travel authorization at http://turksandcaicostourism.com at least 24 hours before departure
- This does not apply to:
- airline crew who stay for a maximum of 24 hours;
- merchant seamen;
 
2. Passengers and airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 5 days before arrival.
- This does not apply to:
- airline crew staying for less than 24 hours;
- merchant seamen;
- passengers younger than 10 years.
 
3. Passengers must have insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
 
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
 

UNITED STATES

Last updated March 29, 2021

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, South Africa, 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. They must have a marriage certificate;

- 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 younger than 21 years 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;

- passengers with a DV visa issued between 1 October 2019 and 20 September 2020;

- 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. They must not arrive from or have been in Brazil, China (People's Rep.) or Iran in the past 14 days.

2. Passengers entering or transiting through the USA must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) viral antigen, NAAT, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, or TMA test result. The test must have been taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Passenger details (e.g., name and date of birth) in the certificate must match those stated in the passport or other travel document; and the test result must specify "negative" or "not detected." If marked "invalid" it is not accepted.

This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 2 years;

- US military personnel;

- passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 90 days before departure from the first embarkation point; and a letter issued by a health authority stating that the passenger has been declared for travel. The test result must specify "positive" or "detected", if marked "invalid" it is not accepted.

3. Passengers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. The form can be obtained at https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/attachment-a-global-passenger-disclosure-and-attestation-2021-01-12-p.pdf.

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

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

6. DV visas issued in September 2020 that expired are accepted for entry.

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