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Coronavirus Travel Bans & Lockdowns: Full List Of Affected Countries

With the coronavirus sweeping across the world, countries are closing borders, imposing visa restrictions and locking down entire cities. Wondering which countries have coronavirus travel bans and quarantine notices? This is an A-Z list of all the countries with travel restrictions.

The below information is correct at the time of writing but we recommend you still check the latest FCO advice as the situation is fluid and bans/quarantines can change daily.

A-Z List of Countries With Global Coronavirus Travel Bans & Quarantine Notices

Argentina

Argentina has closed their borders to all non-residents.

Algeria

Algeria has suspended all air travel to and from a selection of countries affected by COVID-19: Italy, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and China. Flights to and from France will be suspended from 17th March. Ferry services are currently suspended from Italy, Spain, and France.

Angola

Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been to China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.

Antigua & Barbuda

Anyone travelling from the following countries will cannot enter into Antigua: China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Singapore.

Australia

Any arrivals from anywhere in the world will have to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days.

Austria

Flights from the UK, and a number of other countries are not being granted permission to land in Austria. There are no direct air or rail connections from Austria to the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland.

All visitors from France, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and parts of China or who have visited in the past 14 days will have to provide a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 test result.

Bahrain

Authorities are not issuing visa-on-arrival, and self-quarantine is necessary for all residents.

Bangladesh

Visa on arrival has been suspended and entry is banned for Europeans, excluding U.K. arrivals. Passengers arriving from coronavirus affected countries including the UK are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Bahamas

Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been to China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea or Singapore.

Barbados

Mandatory quarantine for arrivals who have been in Italy, Hubei Province or South Korea in the last 14 days.

Belgium

Belgium is on lockdown, with recreational (cultural and sporting) activities are prohibited, and restaurants (including those inside hotels), nightclubs and bars are closed. Shops, with the exception of food stores and pharmacies, are closed at weekends.

Travellers can enter the country, but this could change at any time. There is a ban on non-essential travel abroad for Belgian citizens.

Cambodia

Cambodia is imposing a ban on foreign nationals arriving from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the US for 30 days. The ban will take effect on March 17th.

Canada

The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada to most foreign nationals, including UK Nationals. . This exclusion will not apply to: Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families; Diplomats; and US citizens.

China

Visitors arriving from the US, Italy, South Korea, Iran, France, Spain, Germany, and Japan and arriving in Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan or Guangdong must enter quarantine for two weeks.

There have been multiple reports of British and other foreign nationals being put under compulsory centralised observation or home isolation in other locations across China on arrival from overseas.

Colombia

Colombia’s land and sea borders are now closed, including the border with Ecuador. Airports remain open for the time being, though only Colombian nationals or foreigners with residence or work visas are allowed to enter Colombia.

Croatia

People arriving from other countries affected by the virus must self-isolate for two weeks. Any arrivals from “hard-hit” areas including Italy, Iran and China’s Hubei province must enter a government quarantine facility at the travelers expense.

Cyprus

The administration in the north of Cyprus has introduced a ban on entry for all foreign nationals from 71 countries, including the UK. The government has stated that all tourists will need to leave their accommodation by 21st March.

Czech Republic

Has closed its borders to non-residents since 16th March with no timeframe in place to reopen. The country is in quarantine until on 24th March, and cross-border bus, train and ferry services are suspended. The Czech government has said that no Czech citizen can leave the Czech Republic during the state of emergency.

Denmark

Denmark has closed its border for all non-citizens, which includes a ban for tourism and vacations. All Danish citizens will be allowed to continue to cross the border.

Fiji

Ban on entry to anyone who has visited China, Iran, Italy or South Korea recently.

French Polynesia

Any visitor to Bora Bora and Tahiti must show a medical certificate proving a clean bill of health, dated no later than 5 days before arrival from the port of entry.

India

Passengers from the UK, the EU and Turkey will be prohibited from entering India. Airlines will not permit passengers from those countries to board planes from 18th March.

India has imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for citizens returning from China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Spain. Tourist visas have been suspended until April 15th.

Lithuania

Lithuania will close its borders except for residents from midnight on March 16th. Travellers who wish to leave Lithuania may do so and should make arrangements as soon as possible. The situation may change rapidly, including in neighbouring countries.

New Zealand

Foreign nationals arriving from China and Iran cannot enter, and arrivals from all other countries – with the exception of the Pacific Islands – must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Cruise ships have been banned from entering New Zealand until June 30th.

North Korea

All air and train routes into and out of North Korea have been temporarily suspended as of 31st January. Foreigners who come into North Korea from virus-affected countries are subject to a 30 day period of quarantine and medical supervision.

Oman

Only Omani and GCC nationals will be allowed to enter Oman from 17th March, including foreign nationals with valid resident visas.

Poland

Poland now has a 10-day ban on foreign visitors from March 15th, and a mandatory 14-day quarantine for any returning nationals.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has all but shut down its borders with international flights cancelled from March 15th. Any visitor that has been to the following countries in the last 14 days cannot enter: Bahrain, China, Taiwan, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, South Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkey or the United Arab Emirates.

Slovakia

Entry to the country is only for Slovak citizens and foreign residents. British nationals with temporary or permanent residence are can enter the country by land border. All those arriving from abroad must self-isolate for 14 days.

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Suriname

The former Dutch colony of Suriname in South America has completely closed its borders. Flights in and out of the country are near-impossible to find.

Ukraine

Foreign citizens who are not residents of Ukraine cannot enter the country. Those already in Ukraine will be able to leave. No flights will operate to and from Ukraine for two weeks from 17th March.

Vietnam

The Vietnamese authorities have tourist visa bans and compulsory quarantine for all foreign nationals entering Vietnam. This will lead to a very significant and fast reduction in international flights to and from Vietnam.

Countries With Other Travel Restrictions

 

 

Grenada

Ban on entry to travellers who have traveled to China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Spain in the 14 days before arrival.

Guyana

14 days self-quarantine for travellers who have recently traveled to Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama, Thailand, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Singapore, South Korea or the U.S.

Guatemala

Guatemala has banned travel from citizens of the U.S., Eurореаn соuntrіеѕ, Іrаn, Сhіnа, Ѕоuth Коrеа аnd Nоrth Коrеа

Honduras

Honduras has banned travel for arrivals from Europe, Iran, South Korea and China

Hong Kong

Visitors to Hong Kong from Schengen Area countries will be quarantined for 14 days.

Ireland

Israel

Israel has imposed mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for visitors and citizens alike.

Italy

Italy is currently on lockdown to all visitors.

Japan

So far Japan has banned entry to passengers who have been in affected regions of China, South Korea or Italy within the last 14 days.

Kiribati

Must have been spent 14 days in a country without any cases of COVID-19 prior to arrival.

Lebanon

Flights suspended from affected countries.

Kuwait

Kuwait has closed its airport and canceled flights indefinitely. There are some exceptions for Kuwait nationals so some charter flights may still operate.

Madagascar

Canceled all commercial passenger flights between Europe for 30 days from March 20.

Maldives

Entry is banned Bangladesh, China, Iran, Italy or South Korea (Gyeongsang) in the 14 days before arrival.

Mauritius

Ban on entry to travellers who have recently traveled to China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.

Montserrat

Ban on entry to travellers who have recently traveled to China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea or Singapore.

Mozambique

Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently visited affected countries.

Nauru

Ban on entry to travellers who have traveled to or transited through China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Macao or South Korea up to 21 days before arrival.

Norway

Norway has said that visitors from outside the Nordics will have to return home on the Oslo municipality website.

Palau

Ban on entry to travellers who have visited China, Hong Kong or Macao up to 14 days before arrival.

Portugal

Closed land borders with Spain. Subjected to non-essential EU travel restrictions.

Qatar

Qatar has suspended entry into Qatar for non-Qataris, however transit passengers on Qatar Airways via doha can still travel if they do not leave the airport.

Republic of Congo

Ban on entry to travellers who have recently traveled to China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.

Russia

Closing land borders with Poland and Norway, and restricting flights in the European Union to only Capital Cities.

Rwanda

Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently visited affected countries.

Saint Lucia

Ban on entry to travellers who have visited China, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, South Korea or Singapore in the 14 days before arrival.

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Ban on entry to travellers who have visited China, Italy or Iran in the 14 days before arrival.

Seychelles

Ban on entry to travellers who have recently traveled to China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.

Singapore

Citizens and residents must quarantine for 14 days and visitors from the U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland cannot enter or transit.

Slovenia

Slovenia has closed its borders to non-residents.

Solomon Islands

Arrivals must self-quarantine for 14 days.

South Africa

South Africa is closing its borders to citizens from high-risk countries from March 18. This includes Italy, the U.K., U.S., South Korea and China. Visas will be refused to anyone who has visited a high-risk country in the last 20 days, and 35 of the country’s 53 land ports will also be shut as of Monday.

South Korea

South Korea has currently only suspended entry for passengers from Hubei province in China.

Thailand

Has stopped giving out visas on arrival and requires that anyone traveling to Thailand presents a medical certificate prior to receiving a visa in advance.

Tunisia

Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently visited affected countries.

Turkey

No entry for visitors from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. This also includes anyone who has visited these countries in the last 14 days. Flights from these nations are suspended but do not apply to Turkish nationals.

Turks & Caicos

Ban on entry to travellers who have visited China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macao, South Korea or Singapore in the 21 days before arrival.

U.A.E.

The UAE has temporarily suspended the issuance of all entry visas (except for visa waiver on arrival eligible countries) from March 17. This will be effective as of March 17.

Uganda

Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently visited affected countries.

United States

Entry is suspended until at least April 13 for any resident of Schengen Area countries, the U.K. and Ireland. This also includes anyone who has visited these countries in the last 14 days. Legal permanent residents and most immediate family members of U.S. citizens are can still enter.

Uruguay

Any passengers arriving from the following countries must enter a mandatory quarantine for 14 days: China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Spain, Italy, France and Germany.

Vanuatu

Ban on entry to travellers who have visited China, Hong Kong Japan, Macao, South Korea, Singapore or Taiwan up to 14 days before arrival.

Venezuela

Venezuela has suspended flights to Europe and Colombia until April 13.

Vietnam

Vietnam has suspended entry

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
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Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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