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Current Travel Restrictions: Updated by Global Rescue March 17, 2020

March 18, 2020

Argentina:
Entry restrictions: All foreign nationals and non-residents are barred from entry. Those already in Argentina who arrived within 14 days from the US, China, South Korea, Iran, Japan, the UK, Europe, or other countries with active transmission must self-isolate for 14 days. Other restrictions: The US Embassy warned that hotels may deny accommodation to tourists arriving from the countries listed above, and some hotels are not allowing travelers with confirmed departure flights to leave within their 14-day quarantine period. Government imposed flight restrictions: All flights from every country in Europe, the US, South Korea, Japan, China and Iran areas are suspended until 13 April. Foreign nationals are permitted to return through 16 March, but only some Aerolíneas Argentinas flights will be operating after that date. The Foreign Ministry is assessing case-by-case to determine whether travelers will be to return home from Argentina and abroad.

Australia:
Restrictions or other measures: All passengers arriving in Australia from all other countries, with the exception of the Pacific Islands, are required to self-isolate for 14 days. The government banned entry to foreign nationals who have left or transited through mainland China, Iran, or Italy within 14 days. Australian citizens, permanent residents, and their families will be permitted to enter but must self-quarantine for 14 days. The government is advising against gatherings of more than 500 people. Cruise ships are banned through 15 April. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Bahamas:
Restrictions or other measures: Foreign nationals who have been to mainland China, South Korea, Iran, the UK, or Europe within 20 days are barred from entry. Residents who have been to these areas will be permitted entry but required to quarantine for 14 days. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Belize:
Restrictions or other measures: Arrivals who have been to mainland China, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, South Korea, the UK, or Europe within 30 days are barred from entry. All foreign nationals arriving from the following countries be placed under quarantine at their own expense: China, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Japan, South Korea, and Spain. Any citizens of Belize returning from these countries, and from cities in the US that have documented community spread, will also be quarantined.

Bolivia:
Restrictions or other measures: All travelers arriving from outbreak areas with instances of local transmission must self-quarantine for 14 days. Authorities declared a state of emergency on 12 March, closed schools, and banned events of more than 1,000 people. Government imposed flight restrictions: Authorities suspended flights to and from Europe.

Cameroon:
Restrictions or other measures: Heightened screening is in place at airports. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Canada:
Restrictions or other measures: Canada closed its border foreign nationals and non-residents, except citizens of the US. Authorities are asking travelers arriving from Iran self-quarantine for 14 days. Cruise ships are banned through July. The government of Quebec is asking international arrivals to self-isolate for 14 days. Boats and cruise ships carrying more than 500 people are banned from docking at Canadian ports until July. Government imposed flight restrictions: Only four airports will accept international arrivals.

Chile:
Restrictions or other measures: Chile banned entry to foreign nationals, effective 18 March. Nationals and residents arriving from Spain or Italy must self-quarantine for 14 days, and those arriving from areas with outbreaks face screening upon arrival. Cruise ships are banned. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Cook Islands:
Restrictions or other measures: Arrivals who have been to mainland China within 14 days are barred from entry. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Costa Rica:
Restrictions or other measures: Authorities closed the borders until April 18. Authorities suspended university classes and some schools are closed. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Cuba:
Restrictions or other measures: Arrivals who recently traveled to a country deemed to be high-risk may have their temperatures taken upon arrival and could be subject to further testing and monitoring. Although authorities have not released an official list of what they deem to be high-risk countries, media reporting indicates that travelers arriving from China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Thailand, and Iran are facing extra screening. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted.

French Polynesia:
Restrictions or other measures: As of 9 March, all passengers regardless of nationality, origin, or travel history, must present a medical certificate issued less than five days before departure for French Polynesia, certifying their state of health. Airlines will refuse to board anyone without the required certificate. Arrivals are required to complete medical forms and will be screened. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Gabon:
Restrictions or other measures: Gabon banned travelers arriving from China indefinitely. Authorities closed land borders indefinitely on 14 March. Gabonese authorities suspended tourist visas for those traveling from countries affected by coronavirus. Daycare centers, schools, and universities are closed until 20 March. Bars and nightclubs are closed until further notice. Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. All national sporting and cultural events are suspended. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Guatemala:
Entry restrictions: Authorities closed the borders until 30 March. Guatemalan nationals and residents will be permitted to enter but will be quarantined for seven days. Other restrictions: Authorities declared a “red alert” allowing preventive actions including monitoring of ports of entry, requiring travelers arriving from affected countries to self-quarantine, and the ability to ban large gatherings. Authorities declared a “State of Public Calamity” until 5 April. Cruise ships are banned. Schools and universities are suspended until 4 April. All sports events will be canceled or are required to be held indoors from 15 March. All religious events and religious fairs are canceled. Public and private events are limited to no more than 100 people. The government imposed flight restrictions: From 17 March, Guatemala banned incoming flights.

Guyana:
Restrictions or other measures: Heightened screening is in place at airports and other ports of entry. Symptomatic individuals or those whose travel histories suggest possible exposure will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Arrivals from the following countries may be subject to screening and 14 days of self-isolation: China, Japan, Malaysia, Iran, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Italy, the US, French Guiana, Brazil, Panama, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. The government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Honduras:
Entry restrictions: Authorities closed land, air, and maritime borders, effective 15 March. Other restrictions: Schools are closed through 30 March. Public events are suspended. All businesses must close except supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, and other essential businesses. Government imposed flight restrictions: All international flights are canceled.

Iceland:
Restrictions or other measures: Public gatherings of more than 100 people are canceled, and public spaces such as tourist attractions, museums, and shopping centers are closed until 16 April. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

India:
Entry restrictions: Authorities suspended all visas to India until 15 April. Some exceptions may be granted, but travelers arriving from or who have recently visited China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain, or Germany after February 15 will be quarantined for 14 days. Authorities banned entry to travelers from the EU, the UK, Turkey, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland until 31 March, and airlines were instructed not to board passengers from these countries. India banned entry to arrivals who have been to mainland China since 14 January. Those arriving from the UAE, Oman, Qatar, or Kuwait will be quarantined for 14 days until 31 March. The northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Tripura banned foreign nationals. Manipur state closed its border with Myanmar. Other restrictions: All primary schools in Delhi are closed through 31 March. Schools in other states, including Kashmir and Ladakh, are also closed. The states of Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Sikkim banned entry of foreign nationals indefinitely. India banned the entry of all cruise ships from foreign destinations. All domestic football is suspended until April. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands banned all tourist visits, effective 17 March. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Kiribati (Christmas Island):
Restrictions or other measures: Travelers from areas and territories in countries with local cases of COVID-19 must spend at least 14 days in a country free of COVID-19 and provide medical clearance to confirm and/or prove their coronavirus free status. Officials may direct quarantine or deportation to the country of origin for travelers who arrive earlier than the required 14-day period or who do not have the required health documentation. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Mauritius:
Restrictions or other measures: Arrivals who have been to the UK, the EU, Norway, or Switzerland within 14 days are barred from entry or transit until 31 March. Returning residents are exempt from these restrictions, but will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. Foreign nationals who have been to China since 19 January, South Korea since 10 February, or Iran or Italy since 10 February are barred from entry. Nationals or residents who have been to mainland China within 14 days, or those showing COVID-19 symptoms, will be quarantined. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Mongolia:
Restrictions or other measures: Authorities closed the border with China and Russia indefinitely. Non-residents who have recently traveled to mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Italy, South Korea, Japan, or Iran are barred from entry. Non-Chinese foreigners visiting Mongolia will not be able to enter via China. Public gatherings are banned and schools are closed until 30 March. Six cities are under quarantine lockdown until 16 March. Road crossings into Russia are suspended until 31 March and rail crossings until 28 March. Domestic train and flight services are suspended. Government imposed flight restrictions: Authorities suspended flights to and from Mongolia through 28 March.

New Zealand:
Restrictions or other measures: The government banned entry to foreigners traveling who have been to mainland China or Iran within 14 days. Anyone entering New Zealand must self-quarantine for 14 days. Cruise ship arrivals are banned until 30 June. Gatherings of greater than 500 people are banned. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Russia:
Entry: Authorities announced that foreign nationals and non-residents will be denied entry until 1 May, effective 18 March. These restrictions will not apply to certain groups including transit passengers, those with permanent residency in Russia, and members of diplomatic missions. Authorities banned air, road, or rail travel from China at all crossing points except Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO); all air travel from South Korea at all crossing points, except for SVO; and all travel from Italy and Iran at all crossing points for all purposes, including transit. Moscow’s mayor put the city on high alert and mandated that those arriving from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, Germany, Spain, or other countries with severe outbreaks must self-isolate for 14 days. Authorities may deport foreign nationals if they have COVID-19. Authorities closed the border with Belarus. Other restrictions: Authorities banned mass gatherings. Russia suspended all trains to Italy beginning 4 March. On 16 March, the authorities in Moscow introduced a ban on gatherings in the city of more than 50 people. Government imposed flight restrictions: Russia suspended most flights to and from Italy, Germany, France, and Spain, effective 13 March.

Seychelles:
Restrictions or other measures: Travelers arriving from or who transited through the UK or the EU are barred from entry. Returning nationals and residents are permitted to enter but will be quarantined for 14 days. Travel between China, South Korea, Italy, or Iran is banned for foreign nationals and non-residents, and airlines were instructed not to board and passengers who have been to those countries within 14 days. Cruise ships are banned from disembarking. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

Tanzania:
Restrictions or other measures: Tanzanian authorities recommend that all travelers arriving from a high-risk area self-isolate for 14 days. Heightened screening measures are in place at international airports for passengers arriving from China and other affected countries. Thermal scanners are being used at all points of entry, and symptomatic arrivals may be quarantined at a government hospital. Government imposed flight restrictions: none noted

United Arab Emirates (UAE):
Entry restrictions: The UAE suspended the issuance of all visas, effective 17 March. Those arriving to Dubai from Beijing, Beirut, Rome, Milan, Venice, Bologna, Bangkok, or Phuket will be tested upon arrival. Passengers from Beijing will undergo a six-hour screening at the airport. The UAE banned its citizens from travel to Iran and Thailand. Other restrictions: Authorities canceled major events scheduled throughout March. Schools are closed through 8 April. Authorities suspended all events. Theme parks and cultural attractions are closed until 1 April. Cruises are banned. The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) notified all hotels to close all bars, pubs, lounges on Monday, March 16, 2020 until the end of the month. Government imposed flight restrictions: The government suspended all flights to China, except for a single route to Beijing. Flights to Iran are suspended indefinitely.

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