Coronavirus Travel Guide for Switzerland Information about the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel disruptions for Switzerland

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Coronavirus Guidance for: Switzerland

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Travel Guidance to: Switzerland

Coronavirus: Travel status Entry in to Switzerland from all countries except Liechtenstein is only possible for Swiss citizens,

By Country

As the world reacts to halt the Coronavirus pandemic, most countries have announced travel restrictions to their country.

Please note that travel to the Switzerland from the following places may be limited or unavailable:

   Afghanistan: Commercial airlines have currently suspended flights in / out of Afghanistan. The length of these suspensions is not yet clear. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Albania: On March 22, Albania suspended all commercial flights to and from the country, allowing only flag carrier Air Albania to fly to Turkey's Istanbul and operate humanitarian flights. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Algeria: All international flights to Algeria are suspended. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   American Samoa: ALL ENTRY PERMITS are suspended until further notice. All entries will be facilitated via OK Boards issued by the Office of the Attorney General. ALL Travelers entering American Samoa will be subject to American Samoa Department of Health (DOH) screening which may result in being quarantined for 14 Days. updated: 21 Apr 2020

   Andorra: All leisure, cultural and sports activities organised by public administrations have been cancelled, and ski resorts have been closed. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Angola: Passengers and airline crew who have been in China, France, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Portugal or Spain are not allowed to enter Angola. This does not apply to nationals or residents of Angola. updated: 11 May 2020

   Anguilla: All airports are closed. Passengers who have travelled outside of the Caribbean region within the past 14 days, will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. updated: 13 May 2020

   Antigua and Barbuda: The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda, decided on March 25, 2020 to close the V.C. Bird International airport to all incoming commercial traffic, commencing midnight Thursday March 26, 2020, thereby ending the possibility of flights from the customary North American and European tourism source markets. All arriving passengers must undergo a mandatory 14 day quarantine. updated: 26 Apr 2020

   Argentina: Argentina has proposed to ban all internal and international flights through to Sept. 1 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Only flights carrying cargo and those involved in the repatriation of citizens will be allowed to operate, the government said. Further, only citizens and permanent residents of Argentina are permitted to enter the country. updated: 14 May 2020

   Armenia: Passengers are not allowed to enter Armenia until 14 May 2020. updated: 10 May 2020

   Aruba: Passengers are not allowed to enter Aruba unless they are legal residents with prior authorization. updated: 22 Apr 2020

   Australia: Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Australia, except for nationals of the country, immediate family members of nationals, permanent residents and their immediate family members, airline crew and diplomats. The restriction also does not apply to transit nationals of Fiji, Kiribati, Marshal Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa (American), Solomon Island, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. updated: 10 May 2020

   Austria: Foreign travellers from outside the Schengen area and the UK are prohibited from entering Austria until further notice. EU citizens and foreigners who are entitled to enter are obliged to do a 14-day self-monitored home quarantine immediately after entering the country by air. updated: 19 Apr 2020

   Azerbaijan: Foreigners, except residents or work permit holders, are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan. Passengers will be tested for COVID-19 and placed in quarantine for 14 days. The issuance of e-visas and visa on arrival has been suspended. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Bahamas: The Bahamas' borders are closed, except for repatriation flights of foreign nationals from the Bahamas. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Bahrain: Entry to Bahrain is restricted to Bahraini citizens, residents, and some other categories. All other passengers will be denied entry. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Bangladesh: The visa on arrival facility has been suspended for all nationalities. Flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom are suspended. updated: 07 May 2020

   Barbados: Passengers are subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine at a government administered facility. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Belarus: A completed awareness questionnaire must be presented on arrival and passengers must self-isolate for 14 days. updated: 05 May 2020

   Belgium: Passengers arriving from outside the EEA/UK/Switzerland are not allowed to enter Belgium until 15 May 2020. The country is implementing land border controls. The restriction does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom or to passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long-term visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom for the purpose of returning home. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7am and 9pm local time. updated: 22 Apr 2020

   Belize: Belize’s borders and the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport are closed. Belizeans will only be allowed entry into the country if they are returning from seeking medical attention abroad or other emergency trips. This new measure will last for the duration of the national state of emergency which has been extended until July 1. updated: 01 May 2020

   Benin: Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Bermuda: Bermuda is closed for incoming passenger flights. Passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. updated: 10 May 2020

   Bhutan: Visa on arrival is suspended. There is a restriction on the entry of all foreign tourists to Bhutan. updated: 21 Apr 2020

   Bolivia: Bolivia closed its borders to non-residents and suspended all international flights since March 17. All foreign nationals, except those on a diplomatic mission or with residency, are barred from entering the country. updated: 02 May 2020

   Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba: Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or USA are not allowed to enter Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Bosnia and Herzegovina: Foreigners who hold ordinary passports, except residents, are not allowed to enter the country. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Botswana: Foreigners, except residents, arriving from Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States or the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter Botswana. Passengers can no longer obtain a visa on arrival in Botswana. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Brazil: Foreigners, except residents and immediate family members of Brazil nationals, are not allowed to enter Brazil. updated: 18 May 2020

   British Virgin Islands: All airports are closed until 1 June 2020. International crew members on incoming vessels will be required to remain within the port facility and comply with public health measures in effect. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Brunei: Non-resident foreigners are not allowed to transit or enter Brunei. All visa exemptions and visas on arrival are temporarily suspended. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Bulgaria: Passengers not arriving from Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Sweden are not allowed to enter Bulgaria. This does not apply to nationals of Bulgaria, permanent residents or their families. This also does not apply to nationals and their family members of the remaining EU/EEA countries along with the UK, Turkey, North Macedonia, Serbia, or Montenegro who are transiting through Bulgaria to return to their country of residence. updated: 11 May 2020

   Burkina Faso: The country's Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed. updated: 19 Apr 2020

   Burundi: The Burundi authorities have announced the suspension of flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport except for cargo flights. The Burundi authorities will no longer issue new visas, and will only renew visas for those already in Burundi. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Cambodia: Also from March 30, all foreigners must have a medical certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel, certifying that they have not tested positive for COVID-19 and have proof of an insurance policy with minimum medical coverage of $50,000. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Cameroon: On March 17, the government said it shut down land, air and sea borders indefinitely, starting from March 18. All international flights were suspended, except for cargo planes. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Canada: Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada. This does not apply to nationals of Canada, passengers arriving from the USA who are travelling for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose, and seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers. updated: 05 May 2020

   Cape Verde: The Cape Verdean authorities have closed all sea borders and stopped commercial flights between the islands. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Cayman Islands: Airports are closed to international passengers, all cruise ships and private yachts are banned, and travel to the Sister Islands is restricted to residents and essential personnel. updated: 12 Apr 2020

   Central African Republic: A mandatory 21-day self-quarantine for any person entering CAR coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus. updated: 11 May 2020

   Chad: The Chadian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus, including closure of airports for passenger flights. updated: 27 Apr 2020

   Chile: Passengers are not allowed to enter Chile. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Chile who will have to undergo a 14 day quarantine upon entering the country. updated: 04 May 2020

   China: From 28 March, China is suspending the entry into China of foreign nationals with visas issued before 27 March. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Colombia: Colombia announced that from March 16, all land, air and sea borders will remain shut until May 30. This includes its border with Venezuela where thousands of migrants and refugees cross daily. updated: 10 May 2020

   Comoros: On 23 March, all international flights were suspended until further notice. Ports are closed to traffic from affected countries. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Congo: The Republic of the Congo has closed its borders and all airports. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Costa Rica: After declaring a state of emergency, Costa Rica closed all borders to foreigners on March 18. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Croatia: Passengers are not allowed to enter Croatia. This does not apply to nationals or long-term residence permit holders. This also does not apply to nationals or permanent residents of Schengen area states that are entering Croatia for the purpose of returning to their country of residence. updated: 11 May 2020

   Cuba: All non-resident foreigners are barred from entering Cuba. Nationals and residents arriving on the island are subject to a 14-day quarantine. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Curaçao: Passengers are not allowed to enter or transit Curacao. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Cyprus: Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus until 30 April 2020. Nationals and residents of Cyprus must have a certificate of health stating they are free from COVID-19 issued within a maximum of 4 days before departure. They will be quarantined for 14 days. updated: 19 Apr 2020

   Czech Republic: Passengers are not allowed to enter Czechia. This does not apply to citizens and permanent residents of Czechia. updated: 14 May 2020

   DR Congo: DRC has suspended all flight routes both into and out of the country until further notice. Land and maritime borders are closed and only open to cargo. updated: 23 Apr 2020

   Denmark: On March 13, Denmark said it would temporarily close its borders to non-citizens, except residents.Persons wishing to enter Denmark must expect to be rejected entry at the Danish borders, including in Danish airports, unless they have a worthy purpose for entering, e.g. if the person lives or works in Denmark or has been commissioned to provide goods or services in Denmark. updated: 15 Apr 2020

   Djibouti: On March 15, Djibouti said it was suspending all international flights. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Dominica: All flights are suspended. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Dominican Republic: Flights to Dominican Rep. are suspended. updated: 04 May 2020

   East Timor: Passengers are not allowed to enter Timor-Leste. updated: 14 May 2020

   Ecuador: From March 16, borders were completely closed, including to citizens and residents. Flights to Ecuador are suspended. updated: 23 Apr 2020

   Egypt: All flights are suspended indefinitely, except humanitarian, repatriation and United Nations flights with a pre-authorisation from the country's civil aviation. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   El Salvador: El Salvador International Airport San Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez is closed until 28 April 2020. It has banned entry to all foreigners, excluding accredited diplomats and legal residents of the country. Those allowed to enter are subject to a possible 30-day quarantine. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Equatorial Guinea: The Government of Equatorial Guinea has announced the suspension of all international flights. All land, air and sea borders have been closed, however cargo planes and some commercial activities related to the import of food and work materials into the country will be permitted. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Eritrea: Asmara International Airport is closed for a minimum of two weeks from 25 March. All entry visas to Eritrea have been suspended. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Estonia: From May 15, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are opening their borders to allow citizens from each country to travel freely in and out. Anyone entering from outside the three Baltic nations will have to remain in quarantine for 14 days. updated: 15 May 2020

   Eswatini: From Friday 27 March, border restrictions will be imposed, limiting entry and exit to Eswatini to citizens and residents only. Returning residents will be subjected to mandatory 14- day quarantine in designated locations, apart from those permitted to self-isolate. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Ethiopia: On March 20, the Ethiopian government announced that its state-carrier, the African continent's biggest airline, would suspend flights to 30 countries. From March 23, all arriving passengers face mandatory quarantine. Ethiopia also announced that it would shut its land borders to nearly all human traffic as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Faroe Islands: Because of the current global situation regarding COVID-19, Visit Faroe Islands is appealing to tourists to NOT TRAVEL to the Faroe Islands in until June 30 at the earliest. Please note that this date may be extended, depending on how the situation develops. updated: 10 May 2020

   Fiji: Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Fiji. The country’s main airport in Nadi was closed on 25 March. Fiji Airways, the country’s national airline, has grounded 95% of flights. updated: 16 Apr 2020

   Finland: Nationals and residents of EU/Schengen/UK states are allowed to enter Finland for the purpose of work or study. Passengers entering Finland must self-isolate for 14 days. Under self-isolation, the person is permitted to move between their workplace and place of residence and for other essential reasons. updated: 15 May 2020

   France: Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, passengers with a British passport, and those with residence permits issued by France for the purpose of returning home. updated: 26 Apr 2020

   French Guiana: All international flights have been suspended. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   French Polynesia: Only residents are allowed to enter French Polynesia. updated: 30 Apr 2020

   Gabon: The Gabonese authorities have announced the suspension of all international flights until further notice. All land, sea and air borders have been closed indefinitely. Visa applications for individuals travelling from counties affected by coronavirus. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Gambia: Flights to The Gambia are suspended as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus. updated: 23 Apr 2020

   Georgia: The Caucasus republic imposed a ban on all non-resident foreign citizens entering the country and closed its borders. Georgia also halted air traffic with other countries on March 20. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Germany: Foreign passengers are not allowed to enter Germany unless they hold a permanent residence permit. Passengers that are returning home may enter if there is no other travel option. Passengers performing "essential needs or functions" may enter Germany. Passengers allowed to enter Germany must self-isolate and must proceed directly to their own home, or other suitable accommodation for a period of 14 days. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Ghana: The country's borders will remain closed and flights to Ghana suspended until May 4. There is a mandatory quarantine for anyone who entered the country since March 22. updated: 20 Apr 2020

   Gibraltar: While British Airways will continue flights to and from Gibraltar on a reduced schedule, only passengers with Gibraltar issued passports will be allowed to enter. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Greece: Passengers are not allowed to enter Greece until 15 May 2020. This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland who are transiting Greece to return to their place of permanent residence or those holding a Greek residence permit. updated: 18 May 2020

   Greenland: On March 13, Denmark said it would temporarily close its borders to non-citizens, except residents.Persons wishing to enter Denmark must expect to be rejected entry at the Danish borders, including in Danish airports, unless they have a worthy purpose for entering, e.g. if the person lives or works in Denmark or has been commissioned to provide goods or services in Denmark. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Grenada: Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) and Lauriston Airport (CRU) were closed for all passenger traffic from March 23. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Guadeloupe: Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, passengers with a British passport, and those with residence permits issued by France. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Guam: Travelers seeking entry into Guam who have spent a week or more in countries affected by COVID-19 will be subject to mandatory quarantine. The mandatory quarantine will be applied unless the traveler possesses a certified document recognized by the Government of Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services that attests he or she is not infected with COVID-19. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Guatemala: Guatemala banned all non-resident arrivals and suspended all flights from March 16 except for cargo. It also banned cruise ships from docking. On March 17, the country also announced it was suspending all deportation flights from the US. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Guernsey: Exercising her powers under the Emergency Powers (Coronavirus) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2020, the Medical Officer of Health has imposed a requirement on all persons arriving in the Bailiwick from anywhere in the world to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This is a legal requirement, and failure to comply is a criminal offence. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Guinea: On 23 March it was announced that Conakry Airport would be closed until further notice. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Guinea-Bissau: All land and sea borders and commercial air links have been closed. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Guyana: Flights to Guyana are suspended. Nationals and residents of Guyana may still enter the country. updated: 11 May 2020

   Haiti: On March 19, Haiti closed the borders of the nation and imposed a curfew after authorities detected the first two cases of infection. It has also suspended all international flights, except for those coming from the US, and it closed its border with the Dominican Republic. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Honduras: Airports are closed and Honduras has ordered all borders closed except for cargo. updated: 23 Apr 2020

   Hong Kong: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. updated: 10 May 2020

   Hungary: Hungary will close its borders to international passengers, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Parliament on March 16. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Iceland: Iceland has implemented the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area and the European Union. As of 20 March 2020, foreign nationals - except EU/EEA, EFTA or UK nationals - are not allowed to enter Iceland. This advice is valid until 15 May 2020. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   India: India has banned all international flights, except cargo. updated: 05 May 2020

   Indonesia: Effective April 2, non-resident foreigners are not allowed to transit or enter Indonesia. All visa exemptions and visa on arrival to foreigners are suspended. updated: 08 May 2020

   Iran: Passengers must go through medical screening upon arrival and will be subject to be tested for COVID-19 and to be placed in quarantine. updated: 30 Apr 2020

   Iraq: The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority have suspended all flights, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with the exception of cargo flights and aircraft crossing Iraqi airspace. updated: 25 Apr 2020

   Ireland: Passengers arriving in Ireland are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. This does not apply when arriving from Northern Ireland. updated: 21 Apr 2020

   Isle of Man: The Isle of Man closed its borders to non-residents from 9am on Monday March 23rd 2020 to help contain the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. updated: 12 Apr 2020

   Israel: The Israel border is closed for all, except nationals, residents and those with a specific entry approval from the Immigration Authority. Transit facilities at Tel Aviv (TLV) are temporarily suspended. updated: 10 May 2020

   Italy: Travel to Italy for tourism is prohibited. Travellers arriving in Italy from abroad are obliged to self-isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms. updated: 13 May 2020

   Ivory Coast: The country's borders have been closed since March 25. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Jamaica: Passengers without a Travel Authorisation document issued by the government of Jamaica are not allowed to enter Jamaica. updated: 07 May 2020

   Japan: Japan has banned the entry of foreign travellers from 100 countries and regions including China, South Korea, the United States, Russia and all of Europe since March, and suspended visas issued to people from the rest of the world. updated: 23 May 2020

   Jersey: Travel across Jersey's border is restricted to essential travel only, and the use of all commercial sea and air routes, and private aircraft, is only permitted with prior authorisation by Jersey Customs and Immigration Service. updated: 12 May 2020

   Jordan: Jordan on March 17 closed border crossings with Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank and its seaports to shipping from Egypt. It also barred overland passenger traffic from Iraq. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Kazakhstan: Passengers are not allowed to enter and exit from/to Kazakhstan until further notice. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Kenya: All international flights to Kenya are suspended. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Kiribati: Kiribati will now deny entry to any travellers who have been in or transited countries with confirmed local transmission within 14 days immediately prior to entering Kiribati. This means most countries. updated: 04 May 2020

   Kosovo: Land borders are closed to entry by non-Kosovo citizens. It is possible to leave the country by land, but a number of border crossings with neighbouring countries are closed for passenger traffic, and neighbouring countries have also placed restrictions on international travel. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Kuwait: Authorities banned all commercial passenger flights to and from Kuwait from March 13. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan on March 17 said it would ban entry to all foreigners. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Lao: Flights to Lao People's Dem. Rep. are suspended. updated: 21 May 2020

   Latvia: From May 15, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are opening their borders to allow citizens from each country to travel freely in and out. Anyone entering from outside the three Baltic nations will have to remain in quarantine for 14 days. updated: 15 May 2020

   Lebanon: The Lebanese government on March 11 announced the suspension of flights from Italy, Iran, China and South Korea. On March 12, the Lebanese government decided to close indefinitely all land border crossings into Syria. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Lesotho: Lesotho’s borders are closed until midnight of 21 April. Movement of persons in or out of Lesotho is prohibited. SAA Airlink flights to Johannesburg Airport have been suspended. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Liberia: Given the rise of the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) the Government of Liberia has announced the suspension of all commercial flights. updated: 25 Apr 2020

   Libya: Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli suspended all flights at the Misrata Airport for three weeks on March 16. Borders have also been closed. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Lithuania: From May 15, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are opening their borders to allow citizens from each country to travel freely in and out. Anyone entering from outside the three Baltic nations will have to remain in quarantine for 14 days. Additionally, nationals of Poland may enter for the purposes of work, business or studies. updated: 18 May 2020

   Luxembourg: There are currently no scheduled passenger services operating from Luxembourg Airport (Findel). updated: 11 May 2020

   Macau: Starting on March 25, residents of the Mainland China, the Hong Kong SAR and the region of Taiwan who have been to countries/ areas outside China in the past 14 days are banned from entering the Macao SAR. updated: 12 Apr 2020

   Madagascar: All flights to Madagascar are suspended. updated: 20 Apr 2020

   Malawi: Foreign passengers are not allowed to enter Malawi. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Malaysia: Non-resident foreign nationals are not allowed to enter Malaysia. The country's nationals and residents will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Maldives: The government banned entry to travellers from China, Italy, Bangladesh, Iran, Malaysia and the UK, as well as to those coming from specific regions in Germany, France and South Korea. All direct flights to China, South Korea and Italy have also been suspended. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Mali: Mali will indefinitely suspend flights from countries affected by the virus starting on March 19, except for cargo flights. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Malta: As of 20 March, all incoming flights to Malta are suspended. updated: 12 Apr 2020

   Martinique: Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, passengers with a British passport, and those with residence permits issued by France. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Mauritania: As of Tuesday morning, 17 March, flights between Mauritania and all other countries were suspended. All land border crossings are now closed. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Mauritius: Non-resident foreign nationals are not allowed to transit or enter Mauritius. Nationals of Mauritius and their immediate families will be placed in quarantine upon their return to Mauritius. Airline crew will be isolated in their hotel rooms. updated: 11 May 2020

   Mexico: On April 20, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced they are extending restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders for an additional 30 days. updated: 13 May 2020

   Moldova: Moldova temporarily shut its borders and suspended all international flights from March 17. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Monaco: All non-essential travel is banned. The closest airport is Nice, in France, which is subject to French restrictions. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Mongolia: There is a ban of entry into Mongolia of all foreign nationals. All international air and rail routes are suspended until at least 30 April. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Montenegro: Entry is forbidden to all foreign nationals except for those with permanent or temporary residence permits in Montenegro, and those driving freight vehicles. All international passenger air, rail and bus traffic, as well as local rail, bus and taxi services have been suspended. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Montserrat: From 26 March only resident permit holders and Montserratians (and family members) will be allowed to enter Montserrat. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Morocco: Morocco has suspendeded all flights into the country. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Mozambique: Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving. Passengers must be registered upon arrival and quarantined for 14 days. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Myanmar: All visa issuances are suspended until April 30. All international flights to Myanmar are suspended until April 13. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Namibia: Namibia declared a state of emergency on the 17th of March and has closed its borders and ports to foreign nationals and non-residents entering the country until the 5th of May. All commercial flights in and out of the country have been suspended. updated: 22 Apr 2020

   Nepal: The government has suspended regular international and domestic flights. updated: 07 May 2020

   Netherlands: Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands except for permanent residence permit holders, nationals, and family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, and the UK. updated: 13 May 2020

   New Caledonia: Flights to New Caledonia are suspended until 31 May 2020. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   New Zealand: From March 19, New Zealand will close its borders to all non-citizens or non-permanent residents. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on March 15 everyone arriving in New Zealand will require to self-isolate for 14 days, excluding people from the Pacific Islands. updated: 10 May 2020

   Nicaragua: Airports in Nicaragua are closed with an exception for humanitarian flights. updated: 02 May 2020

   Niger: All international passenger flights into and out of Niger have been suspended until 14 April when the situation will be reviewed. Land borders are closed until further notice. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Nigeria: All airports in Nigeria are closed. updated: 23 Apr 2020

   North Korea: Tourists are not allowed to enter. Business travellers must spend 14 days in quarantine upon arrival. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   North Macedonia: Foreign nationals entering North Macedonia from COVID-19 affected areas, regardless of residency status, are subject to mandatory 14-day self-isolation and should follow the standard procedure if symptoms occur. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Norway: On March 14, Norway said it would shut its ports and airports from March 16, although exemptions will be made for Norwegians returning from abroad, residents of Norway, and goods. The country also said it will implement extensive controls of its land entry points, but will not shut its border with Sweden. updated: 21 May 2020

   Oman: Oman suspended tourist visas from all countries and banned cruise ships from docking. From March 18, it enforced an entry ban on all non-Omanis, including expatriates with residency visas. updated: 20 Apr 2020

   Pakistan: All international flights to Pakistan are suspended. updated: 07 May 2020

   Panama: On March 16, the government announced that only Panamanians and foreign permanent residents would be allowed to enter the country. On March 22, the country banned all international flights and on March 25, Panama suspended all domestic passenger flights from both local and international airports until 23 May 2020. updated: 22 Apr 2020

   Papua New Guinea: The number of domestic flights has been reduced, visitors should confirm with airlines the latest schedule. No visitor may enter PNG except for health workers, flight crew, military personnel or those with a special written exemption. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Paraguay: On March 14, Paraguay suspended flights from Europe until at least March 26. It has also restricted traffic across Friendship Bridge, which connects the country with Brazil, to authorised cargo traffic. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Peru: After declaring a state of emergency on March 15, Peru announced it would shut down its border for at least 15 days starting on March 16. The measure includes the cancellation of all commercial international flights into the country. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Philippines: Airports in Philippines are closed and the Philippine Bureau of Immigration is restricting the entry of foreign nationals to the Philippines. updated: 05 May 2020

   Poland: All international passenger air and rail travel (inbound and outbound) is suspended. This does not apply to aircraft with up to 15 seats. updated: 11 May 2020

   Portugal: Flights to Portugal are suspended until 18 May 2020. This does not apply to flights arriving from Angola, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, United Kingdom or Venezuela. updated: 18 May 2020

   Puerto Rico: On April 6, Puerto Rico announced passengers will be quarantined for 14 days, and they must present a completed Puerto Rico Department of Health form upon arrival. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Qatar: On March 15, Qatar said it would ban inbound flights, except for cargo and transit flights, starting from March 18. The entry ban does not apply to Qatari citizens. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Romania: Only residents, and EU/Schengen/GB nationals are permitted to enter the country. updated: 19 May 2020

   Russia: Russia announced that it would close its borders starting on March 30 in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Citizens of neighbouring Belarus and official delegations were exempt. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Rwanda: Rwanda on March 22 closed its borders completely, except for goods and cargo and returning citizens. Anyone arriving in Rwanda will be subject to a 14-day quarantine at designated locations. updated: 23 Apr 2020

   Saint Kitts and Nevis: The Caribbean country asked anyone who has travelled to China, Italy, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, the UK, France, Germany and Spain to not visit. If an individual does arrive from one of these countries, he or she must go through a 14-day quarantine. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Saint Lucia: Saint Lucia imposed restrictions on travellers arriving from France, Germany, Spain, the UK, China, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Singapore, according to local media. As of March 23, the island nation closed it's airports to incoming traffic until at least April 30. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Saint Martin: Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, passengers with a British passport, and those with residence permits issued by France. updated: 10 May 2020

   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment wishes to advise that as more countries report community spread of COVID-19, mandatory quarantine of travelers from these countries will be implemented. updated: 12 Apr 2020

   Samoa: The Samoan Government has announced that with effect from 26 March all international travel to and from Samoa by plane will cease until further notice. All international cruise ships and yachts will not be granted entry into Samoa at this time. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   San Marino: Entry and exit into San Marino is currently prohibited except for nationals and residents of San Marino and Italy. updated: 21 May 2020

   Saudi Arabia: Foreign passengers are not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Senegal: Flights to Senegal are suspended until 31 May 2020, with the exception of flights with 'special authorisation'. Senegal’s borders with neighbouring countries are closed, except for goods vehicles in the case of Mali and Guinea. updated: 16 Apr 2020

   Serbia: On March 19, Serbia closed its airport and said it would shut all road and rail borders other than to freight traffic, as well as halt all internal passenger transport, in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Seychelles: All international flights to Seychelles are suspended. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Sierra Leone: The government of Sierra Leone has announced that all flights scheduled to and from Freetown International Airport have been suspended and all land borders closed until further notice. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Singapore: All short-term visitors are banned from transiting or entering Singapore. updated: 10 May 2020

   Sint Maarten: The Dutch government announced that entry restrictions will be tightened for non-EU citizens who wish to travel to the Netherlands starting from March 19. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Slovakia: Passengers are not allowed to enter Slovakia. Returning nationals and residents must register their arrival at least 72 hours prior to arriving at https://navraty.mzv.sk/?lang=en. Upon arrival they must undergo a COVID-19 test to determine the length of mandatory quarantine they must undergo. updated: 11 May 2020

   Slovenia: Foreign and non-resident Passengers are not allowed to enter Slovenia. Nationals and residents of Slovenia are required to self-isolate for a period of 7 days. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Somalia: Somalia has banned all international flights. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   South Africa: Flights to South Africa are suspended until further notice. updated: 03 May 2020

   South Korea: From 1 April, all arrivals – regardless of their nationality and length of stay – will be required to undergo quarantine for a period of 14 days. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Spain: Foreign Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain, with the exception of European member or Schengen member states who are entering with the purpose of returning to their place of residence. From May 15, all arriving passengers will need to self-quarantine for 14 days. updated: 14 May 2020

   Sri Lanka: Airports in Sri Lanka are closed. A government had previously said in a statement that all passenger flights and ships will not be allowed to enter the Indian Ocean island until the situation returns to normalcy. updated: 23 Apr 2020

   Sudan: All airports in Sudan are closed until 20 May 2020. On March 16, Sudan closed all airports, ports and land crossings. Only humanitarian, commercial and technical support shipments were excluded from the restrictions. updated: 20 Apr 2020

   Suriname: Suriname closed all of its land and sea borders on March 14. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Sweden: The government has temporarily stopped non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EEA, Switzerland and UK. The decision took effect on March 19 initially applied for 30 days, before being extended for another 30 days on April 17. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   São Tomé and Príncipe: As part of the state of emergency introduced on 19 March, the São Tomé and Príncipe authorities have prohibited the entry of all foreign travellers into the country until at least 17 April. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Taiwan: There is currently a ban on air travellers transiting Taiwan. Foreign nationals are no longer permitted to enter Taiwan with the exception of holders of a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC). updated: 10 May 2020

   Tajikistan: All flights have been suspended since March 20. Tajikistan closed its borders to foreigners on April 10 updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Tanzania: Tanzanian authorities have suspended all flights to and from Tanzanian International Airports from 12 April. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Thailand: Foreigners, except those with a work permit, diplomats or their family members, are not allowed to enter or transit Thailand. The country's aviation agency announced on April 6 the extension of a ban on all passenger flights from landing in Thailand until April 30. updated: 10 May 2020

   Togo: Land borders have been closed since 20 March and flights are suspended. There are limited commercial options for departures. updated: 26 Apr 2020

   Tonga: The Government of Tonga has announced that all international flights to Tonga are diverted from Tonga until Saturday 18 April. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago closed its airports until April 30. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Tunisia: Tunisia closed its land borders and suspended international flights on March 16 with the exception of repatriation flights for nationals and permanent residents. Repatriated passengers will be placed in quarantine for 14 days. updated: 22 Apr 2020

   Turkey: Nationals of Algeria, Angola, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece. Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, UK and Uzbekistan are not allowed to enter Turkey. updated: 28 Apr 2020

   Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan has suspended all international flights until April 20. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Turks and Caicos Islands: All airports and sea ports were closed to international traffic on March 24th. updated: 12 Apr 2020

   US Virgin Islands: Passengers are not allowed to enter US Virgin Islands. This does not apply to residents of Virgin Islands (US), medical personnel, passengers traveling for business and property owners. updated: 02 May 2020

   USA: On March 11, 2020, a Presidential Proclamation was issued barring foreign nationals to enter the United States who have traveled in Europe's 26 Schengen Zone countries (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland) in the last 14-days prior to their arrival in America. This rule took effect on midnight Friday, March 13. The United Kingdom and Ireland were added to this list on March 17, 2020. updated: 16 Apr 2020

   Uganda: Uganda suspended all passenger planes in and out of the country starting from March 22. Cargo planes will be exempted. updated: 23 Apr 2020

   Ukraine: Ukraine said on March 13 that foreign nationals would be barred from entering the country. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   United Arab Emirates: From 19 March, only UAE Citizens are allowed to enter the UAE. The UAE suspended all inbound and outbound flights at 11:59pm local time on Tuesday 24 March. All non-repatriation flights by Etihad to, from and via Abu Dhabi have been temporarily suspended until 1 May 2020. updated: 15 Apr 2020

   United Kingdom: While the UK has closed its borders or introduced quarantine controls, almost all commercial international flights to and from the UK have been suspended. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Uruguay: Flights to Uruguay are suspended until 15 May 2020. On March 15, Uruguay announced it would ban all flights from Europe starting from March 20. Earlier, it had announced that passengers from China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Spain, Italy, France and Germany had to go through a 14-day quarantine. updated: 20 Apr 2020

   Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan has barred entry for all foreigners. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Vanuatu: International flights in and out of Vanuatu have been suspended since 23 March and are not expected to resume while the State of Emergency is in place. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Vatican City: As the Vatican City is within the Italian city of Rome, its borders are not closed, but there are no public events being held. updated: 12 Apr 2020

   Venezuela: On March 12, Venezuela announced it would cancel all flights from Europe, Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic for at least 30 days. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Vietnam: Vietnam announced on March 21 that it will suspend all inbound international flights to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country, without giving a time frame. The government also announced it would bar entry for all foreigners from March 22, except for special cases. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Yemen: On March 14, the internationally-recognised government of war-torn Yemen said it would suspend all flights to and from airports under its control for two weeks starting on March 18. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Zambia: All international flights must arrive at Kenneth Kaunda International Lusaka Airport (LUN). Passengers and airline crew must be quarantined for at least 14 days at their own cost. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on March 24 that all borders will be closed to human traffic, except for returning residents. updated: 10 Apr 2020

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