COVID-19 Update per country

COVID-19 Update per country

iVisa | Updated on Mar 31, 2020

Americas

  • Antigua and Barbuda (26.03.20): Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA or United Kingdom in the past 28 days are not allowed to enter Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Canada (17.03.20): On March 18, Canada will limit international passenger flight arrivals to four airports: Toronto Pearso, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), YUL Aéroport international Montréal-Trudeau and YYC Calgary Airport freeing up resources to enforce enhanced border measures.
  • Mexico (18.03.20): No travel restrictions imposed as of March 18, 2020.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis (26.03.20): Flights to St. Kitts and Nevis are suspended until 7 April 2020.
  • United States of America (23.03.20): In accordance with Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus, effective at 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on March 16, 2020, the entry into the United States is suspended for most individuals, other than United States citizens and lawful permanent residents, who have been physically present within the United Kingdom, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe, or the Republic of Ireland within 14 days of travel to the United States
  • Argentina (18.03.20): Borders closed effective immediately until 31 March 2020. Foreign travelers in transit through Argentina are allowed entry but must not present any symptoms, must hold outbound tickets and must comply with the requirements set forth by the health ministry. The Ministry of Transportation has extended the possibility of operating flights from affected areas into Argentina as long as these only carry Argentinian residents. Returning flights will be allowed to transport passengers needing to leave the country.
  • Brazil (16.03.20): Ministry of Health recommended that any international travelers arriving in Brazil stay in isolation for 7 days, even if they do not have symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Suriname (14.03.20): Suriname government has decided to, as of Saturday 14 March 2020 at midnight, strengthen control measures, which includes: I. Air and water passenger transport not to be allowed on Suriname territory. II. Airports and borders to be closed until further notice. These measures could be adjusted after a 30-day evaluation period depending on the COVID-19 dissemination. Please note that processing of Suriname E-Visa and E-Tourist cards are temporarily suspended on account of the COVID infection and the decision of the Suriname Govt. to close down its borders.

Europe

  • Moldova (15.03.20): Moldova will suspend all air traffic starting on 17 March 2020 00:00 local time
  • Romania (11.03.20): Designated Quarantine required for 14 days for passengers arriving from: China (Hubei province), South Korea (Daegu City, Cheongdo County), Italy, France (Regions Hauts de France, Ile de France, Grand Est, Bourgogne France Comte, Auvergne Rhones Alpes), Germany (Bavaria, Nordrhein Westphalia, Baden-Wuerttemberg), Spain (Community of Madrid). Self-isolation for 14 days required for passengers arriving from: China (all other regions than Hubei), Iran, France, Germany, Spain, South Korea
  • Russia (16.03.20): A decision was made to temporarily restrict the entry into the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons, including those arriving from the territory of the Republic of Belarus, as well as citizens of the Republic of Belarus
  • Ukraine (16.03.20): Please note that Ukraine has decided to introduce temporary restrictive measures aimed at preventing the spreading of the severe respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These include suspension of entering the territory of Ukraine by foreigners.

Asia

  • Armenia (11.03.20): Nationals of China with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt. Nationals of Iran can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. They must obtain a visa or an e-visa prior to their arrival in Armenia.
  • Azerbaijan (13.03.20): According to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, dated 12.03.2020, the issuance of visas upon arrival to the international airports of the Republic of Azerbaijan and electronic visas via “ASAN Visa” system are suspended for a period of 45 days in order to prevent spread of the virus on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • Bahrain (25.03.20): the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain announces the additional measures with effect from 00:00 GMT, 25 March 2020. The issuance of visas on arrival for all nationalities is suspended until further notice. Furthermore, entry is restricted to Bahraini citizens, residents, diplomats, passengers with Prior Permission Granted letter (PPG), military personnel, airline crew or holders of official, service, or UN passports. All other passengers will be denied entry to the Kingdom.
  • Bangladesh (31.03.20): Effective 31 March 2020: Flights arriving from Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka are suspended until 7 April 2020 and flights arriving from Bahrain, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and United Arab Emirates are suspended until 15 April 2020.
  • Cambodia (30.03.20): Suspension of visa exemption policy and issuance of tourist visa, e-visa and visa on arrival to any foreigner for a period of one month effective from 23h59 of 30 March 2020.
  • China (18.03.20): Starting 16 March 2020, all passengers arriving at Beijing from overseas will be put on 14-day quarantine at designated facilities equipped with healthcare services, expenses incurred will be paid by travelers themselves, Shanghai's government on Mar 17 further enhanced its COVID-19 prevention and control efforts by extending quarantine measures to inbound travelers from 16 countries, including: South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan, France, Spain, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria.
  • Georgia (17.03.20): As part of coronavirus (COVID-19) preventive measures, the Government of Georgia made a decision to impose restrictions on the entry of foreign nationals. The restrictions will become effective from 18 March 2020, 00:00 and will remain in force for two weeks.
  • Hong Kong (13.03.20): The Department of Health announced that it will extend health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers arriving from all countries/territories and demand them to undergo compulsory quarantine. From midnight on 19 March 2020, the department’s port health officers will issue compulsory quarantine orders to people arriving in Hong Kong who have been to any one of all overseas countries/territories in the past 14 days, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents. Meanwhile, quarantine measures announced earlier for people arriving in Hong Kong who have been to Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in Korea, Iran, and the Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions of Italy, as well as Hong Kong residents returning from Hubei Province in the past 14 days remain unchanged.
  • India (17.03.20): 1. All visa and e-visa are invalidated. (This does not apply to diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas or airline crew). 2. Passengers with an OCI card are no longer visa exempt to India. 3. Passengers who arrive from or have been in China (People's Rep.), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.) or Spain after 15 February 2020, will be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days. 4. Nationals of Japan and Korea (Rep.) can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. 7. Passengers who arrive from or have been in Italy or Korea (Rep.) with a visa issued after 5 March 2020 by India are only allowed to enter if they have a health certificate of being tested negative for Coronavirus (COVID-19) from a designated laboratory authorized by the health authorities of Italy or Korea (Rep.). Passengers who arrive from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey or the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter. Passengers who arrive from or have been in Italy or Korea (Rep.) with a visa issued after 5 March 2020 by India are only allowed to enter if they have a health certificate of being tested negative for Coronavirus (COVID-19) from a designated laboratory authorized by the health authorities of Italy or Korea (Rep.).
  • Jordan (17.03.20): As of March 17, all flights, excluding commercial air freight traffic, will be suspended, according to officials. The country’s land and sea borders are also closed to travelers. Sales on the Jordan Pass will also be halted temporarily. For those who already purchased the Jordan Pass, the pass remains valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be used in a future visit to the destination.
  • Kuwait (12.03.20): Effective 13 March 2020. All passengers are not allowed to enter Kuwait. - This does not apply to nationals and residents of Kuwait. Immediate family members of nationals of Kuwait are allowed to enter if: - traveling with the national of Kuwait, or - prior approval to enter is obtained from Kuwait Immigration Authorities. Domestic personnel are allowed to enter Kuwait if traveling with the Kuwaiti Sponsor.
  • Kyrgyzstan (17.03.20): Kyrgyzstan has banned entry to all foreigners to safeguard against a coronavirus, Deputy Prime Minister Altynai Omurbekova said.
  • Laos (18.03.20): With reference to the Lao Government measures to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), applicants should be informed that Lao eVisa Service will be temporary suspended with effective date from 19th March 2020 (17:00 GMT +7) until 20th April 2020.
  • Malaysia (18.03.20): Temporary service disruption due to Covid19. In accordance with the Restriction Movement Order issued by the Malaysian Government on 16th March 2020, all foreign tourists and visitors are not allowed to enter Malaysia starting from March 18, 2020 until April 14, 2020.Therefore, all visa facilities (VTR and VDR) of eNTRI, eVISA, VOA and Visa Malaysia (Stickers) to all foreign nationals are temporarily suspended with the decisions made effective March 18, 2020 until April 14, 2020. Any application for visa after the restriction date will only be processed pending on the government decision based on the current situation.
  • Myanmar (30.03.20): In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation and rapid increase of COVID-19 cases around the globe, there will be a temporary suspension for all new e-Visa applications. This will take effect on Friday, 20th March 2020, 23:59 Myanmar Standard Time (GMT +6:30) till 30th April, 2020. Civil aviation authority on Sunday (29) said no international commercial passenger flights will be allowed to land in Myanmar for next two weeks, until April 13
  • Oman (16.03.20): In line with precautionary measures established by the Sultanate of Oman, to limit the spread of the pandemic Corona virus, all visas are no longer available until further notice. Effective 29th March 2020 (12:00 PM LT) until further notice - suspension of flight operation from MCT base to all destinations
  • Pakistan (21.03.20): On 21 March, the government of Pakistan announced the suspension of all international flights to Pakistan, effective from (20:00 PST) on 21 March until 2000 PST on 4 April.
  • Philippines (20.03.20): Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente announced that they will be implementing the restricted entry of foreign nationals in the country starting March 22. The issuance of a Foreign Service Circular by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) suspending visa issuance and visa-free privileges for foreign nationals arriving in the Philippines
  • Qatar (15.03.20): Suspension of all incoming flights for a preliminary two-week period, starting Wednesday March 18, as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Saudi Arabia (14.03.20): There are currently no commercial passenger flights available into or out of Saudi Arabia. International flights are suspended for a period of two weeks, beginning Sunday, March 15, 2020. All domestic flights, as well as inter-urban bus, taxi, and train transportation are suspended for a period of two weeks beginning on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Travel between regions of Saudi Arabia is prohibited for a period of 21 days beginning March 26, 2020.
  • Singapore (23.03.20): From 23 March 2020, 23:59 hours, all short-term visitors (from anywhere in the world) will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore.
  • Sri Lanka (28.03.20): Extension of Restriction on ibound international commercial passenger flights until 23:59hrs on 7 APRIL 2020
  • Tajikistan (03.03.20): Passengers who have transited through or have been in Afghanistan, China, Iran, Italy or Korea (Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Tajikistan. This does not apply to nationals of Tajikistan.
  • Thailand (25.03.20): Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced on Wednesday the country would be under a state of emergency as of Thursday until April 30: Closure of entry/access points to the country.
  • Turkey (28.03.20): Turkey will suspend all international flights as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
  • Türkmenistan (10.03.20): Nationals of Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Nepal, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, USA, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, and passengers with a British, a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan), a Hong Kong (SAR China) or a Macao (SAR China) passport are not allowed to enter Turkmenistan.
  • United Arab Emirates (23.03.20): he National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, NCEMA, and the General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, have decided to suspend all inbound and outbound passenger flights and the transit of airline passengers in the UAE for two weeks as part of the precautionary measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
  • Uzbekistan (15.03.20): Uzbekistan announced banning entry for all foreigners and departures by locals.
  • Vietnam (22.03.20): Vietnam has suspended the entry of all foreigners from March 22 to limit the spread of COVID-19. also ordered the suspension of all international flights

Australia / Oceania

  • Australia (20.03.20): From 9pm AEDT 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.
  • New Zealand (19.03.20): Most foreign travellers can no longer enter New Zealand. Returning residents and citizens must isolate themselves for 14 days upon arrival.
  • Papua New Guinea (20.02.20): Minister of Health has declared that: no person may enter the territory of Papua New Guinea.

Africa

  • Angola (23.03.20): All commercial and private passenger flights from Angola to the outside and vice versa for fifteen days are suspended as of 20:00 on March 20, 2020, extendable for an equal period of time, depending on the global behavior of the pandemic of COVID-19.
  • Benin (20.03.20): Passengers who have been in Coronavirus (COVID-19) affected countries are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Egypt (19.03.20): Egypt suspended international flights to and from the country at all airports nationwide on 19 March.
  • Gabon (16.03.20): Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland (Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, USA or the United Kingdom in the last 14 days are not allowed to enter Gabon. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Gabon.
  • Kenya (25.03.20): All international flights are suspended effective Wednesday March 25th, 2020 at midnight with the exception of cargo flights whose crew must observe strict guidelines.
  • Lesotho (27.03.20): Lesotho has suspended all international travel to minimise the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Madagascar (18.03.20): Flights connecting Madagascar with the rest of the world, without exception, will be suspended from March 20, 2020at 12: 00 am until April 20, 2020, at 11:59 pm.
  • Malawi (20.03.20): The Ministry of Health is now screening all travellers on arrival. Individuals showing with symptoms of coronavirus may be moved into a treatment facility. Self- isolation for 14 days will be mandatory for all those travelling
  • Uganda (25.03.20): Uganda suspended all passenger planes in and out of country starting March 22. Cargo planes will be exempted.
  • Zimbabwe (23.03.20): Government has decided to ban all non-essential travel and traffic, both inbound and outbound; except for movement of cargo.
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