As your travel advisors and advocates, we are dedicated to providing you with helpful information regarding travel restrictions during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. While this information is subject to change as the situation evolves, please find below the current travel restrictions as of March 16, 2020.
On March 11, the US barred entry of all non-American travelers from China, Iran and Europe.
On March 16th, the ban was extended to both the United Kingdom and Ireland
All American Citizens who are flying back from high-risk areas are required to fly into one of these 13 airports: BOS, ORD, DFW, DTW, HNL, ATL, JFK, LAX, MIA, EWR, SFO, SEA, IAD
As of March 15th, the United States put a Global Health Advisory, stating that all US citizens should avoid traveling abroad until further notice.
An official global travel advisory is in effect: Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice. The Government of Canada is advising that you avoid all travel on cruise ships due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, until further notice.
On March 17, the country will halt all flights from Europe and the US for 30 days at least.
Official Bulletin Republica Argentina. If you are arriving to Argentina from countries with high number of COVID19 cases, you will be to go into quarantine for 14 days
As of right now, Brazil has yet to impose any restrictions on travel.
Their health administration does recommend, however, that any passengers that arrive on international flights to self-quarantine for 1 week.
On March 13th, Goverment of Colombia shut down all 7 border crossings along its border with Venezuela. Starting March 16th, any foreigner who have been to Europe or Asia in the last 14 days will be denied entry. Colombians who return from affected areas will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days.
On March 11th, El Savador barred entry to all foreigners with exception of accredited diplomats and legal permanent residents. El Salvador president declares a national quarantine.
On March 16th, Guatemala will bar entry of citizens from the United States, Canada, South Korea, Italy, France, United Kingdom, China, and Iran.
As of right now, Mexico has yet to impose any travel restrictions.
Flights will be suspended to and from Europe and Asia starting March 16, 2020. The measure will be effective for 30 days and could be extended based on the progression of the virus in the country.
On March 13th, Uruguay stated all travelers arriving from China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Spain, Italy, France and Germany are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
On March 12th, Venezuela suspended all flights from Columbia and European countries for at least a month.
Travelers who have recently visited South Korea, Japan, and Italy are to be quarantined for 2 weeks.
As of March 11, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. All travelers coming to Japan from South Korea and China are required to self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
On March 15th, Singapore barred entry from travelers from France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
South Korea has barred entry to anyone who either has a passport from China, or had visited China in the last 14 days.
The Vietnamese government announced that, starting at 12 p.m. (noon) on March 15, travelers from the 26 Schengen countries and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or those who have visited or transited through these countries within the 14 days preceding their expected entry into Vietnam, will not be issued visas or allowed entry into Vietnam. This also applies to those who currently possess visas or visa letters. Vietnam has also suspended visas on arrival for all foreign nationals. Travelers may be denied entry and returned to their point of embarkation, or may be sent to quarantine in Vietnam.
The Government of Israel announced that starting March 12, 2020, foreign travelers, including U.S. citizens, arriving from any country will be required to remain in home quarantine until 14 days have passed since the date of entry into Israel.
As of midnight tonight (Sunday 15th March 2020) the following restrictions will come into effect immediately:
- Anyone arriving into Australia for overseas will be forced to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival date. We’re currently seeking clarification as to when this will be reviewed next.
- International cruise ships will be banned from docking in Australia for the next 30 days.
The Australian Government has already taken a very active approach in an effort to halt or reduce the spread of this virus within Australia.
The New Zealand Government has placed temporary entry restrictions into New Zealand to assist with the containment of COVID-19 that include requiring all incoming travelers, including its own citizens, to self-isolate for two weeks
From 16 March, there will be no direct air links between Austria and the UK, Netherlands, Ukraine and Russia. Starting midnight 16 March, there will be no direct air or rail connections from Austria to Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland.
Ski resorts close on
15 March in Tyrol, Salzburg and Vorarlberg provinces. Accommodation in the ski
resorts will close on 16 March. Restrictions are currently in place on the
border with Italy. Anyone wishing to cross this border is required to hold a
GOV.UK Austria Travel advice
As of March 12, 2020, any foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, traveling to Croatia from narrowly defined COVID-19 affected areas are mandated to spend 14 days in official government quarantine facilities. Placement in quarantine is at the expense of the traveler.
On March 12, the Czech government declared a state of emergency beginning at 12 am on March 14 and continuing for the following 30 days. Foreigners arriving from high-risk countries are prohibited from entering the Czech Republic and Czechs are unable to travel to these destinations. From Saturday, March 14, bus, train and boat transport of people will be banned from the Czech Republic to Germany and Austria. Air transport will also be partially restricted. All public and private events with over 30 people have been banned until further notice. Restaurants will be closed as of 8pm each day.
On March 14th, Denmark barred entry for nearly all foreign travelers, for the next month.
The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs now advises Danes against all non-essential travel worldwide, at least until 13 April 2020.
As of right now Italy is on lockdown. The country has suspended all flights from China and Taiwan.
On March 13th, the Nation’s Capital stated that all foreign travelers have to return home. If the traveler holds a passport to Norway, they are allowed in, but are required to self-quarantine for 2 weeks. Norway to temporarily close airports and seaports from March 16 over concerns regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic; Norwegians returning from abroad exempted from measures
As of March 15, foreigners will be banned from entering Poland. International air and rail services for citizens will be suspended and border controls will be temporarily restored. All Polish citizens returning from abroad must voluntarily quarantine for two weeks, according to officials.
On Feb. 20th and 28th Russia banned Chinese and Iranian citizens from entry.
On March 1st, Russian restricted travel from those coming from South Korea, requiring for them to enter through Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.
On March 16th Russia will begin to limit flights from the European Union to Russia.
On March 13th, Ukraine closed 70% of its land ports.
If a traveler comes to Ukraine with a temperature higher that 100.4, or is displaying flu like symptoms would be required to go to a hospital in Kiev.
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