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Summary of rapidly changing travel restrictions around the world - MW


This article is being updated daily. It was last updated on March 12 at 2 pm. Details of all destinations can be found on the IATA website.

International tourists are facing tighter restrictions at airports as the number of countries refusing to enter for passengers who have recently visited China, Italy and other areas with reported cases of increased coronavirus.

Covid-19 holders are now confirmed in 125 countries and territories. Constraints are becoming increasingly common and major airports are taking preventive measures. A document introduced on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website, which lists countries where there are restrictions and is updated daily.

Passengers traveling from the United Kingdom (in the last 21 days)
Unless passengers have recently traveled abroad, places with a ban on people from the UK are India (until April 15), North Korea, Belarus, Gabon, Guatemala, and Micronesia. Pacific (all have a ban on travelers from all countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus infection) and Kiribati Island in the Pacific. People from the UK may face immediate quarantine in the Solomon Islands.

From March 12, UK passport holders will not be able to apply for a tourist visa for Vietnam until further notice. The only exception is where tourists visit the country with a travel agency (tour operators can get approval letters for tourists coming to the embassy to get a visa). Sri Lanka has suspended the visa on arrival until further notice, although UK passport holders can still apply online before or at the embassy.

All travelers to Malta, Israel and Uganda must segregate for 14 days no matter where they have been recently. All tourists visiting French Polynesia require a health certificate stating they do not have respiratory disease. Visitors to the Comoro Islands (near Mozambique), who have been in any country with confirmed coronavirus infection, must be quarantined in a country without any cases for 14 days prior to entry.

Anyone who has visited Italy (usually within the last 14-28 days)
Completing the ban on entry into the Bahamas, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, St Lucia, Seychelles, Turkey, and Turks and Caicos Islands, among others. (All of these countries also have entry restrictions for anyone who has visited China and some countries have restrictions on people who have visited Iran, South Korea and certain destinations in Europe. Europe).

As of March 13, the United States will have an entry ban for anyone who has recently been in any of the 26 Schengen Area countries of the EU (for the past 14 days). The affected countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The ban applies in the next 30 days.

Austria has imposed restrictions on the border with Italy, since March 10, since Italy extended the lock on the entire country on March 9. The Austrian Tourism Board has confirmed the current There are no passenger ships or aircraft between Austria and Italy. Any visitor from Italy by road will be stopped at the border and must present a health certificate. There are currently no onsite travel alerts for Austria.

Some other countries may require a health certificate if someone has recently been in Italy. Currently, this includes Slovenia, Poland, Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Thailand and Georgia and Nepal (Nepal also requires health certificates from anyone who has recently been in France, Germany, Iran, Japan. Japanese, Korean, or Spanish).

Sri Lanka and China have applied for 14-day quarantine on anyone who has recently visited Italy, Korea or Iran. For Chile, this applies to anyone from Italy or Spain. For India, this applies to passengers from Italy, France, Germany, Spain, China, Iran and South Korea. For Bermuda, this applies to anyone who has recently been in China, Iran, Italy (northern region), Japan, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam.

As of March 9, the UK government's advice for anyone returning to England from Italy for the past 14 days is to isolate themselves, stay indoors and avoid contact with others, even if they have no symptoms. of coronavirus.

Anyone who has recently traveled or transited via China (usually within the last 14-28 days)
Completely ban entry to the countries listed above, along with Australia, Belize many Caribbean islands, Indonesia, Madagascar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, USA and Vietnam, among other countries. Passengers from China may face health check-ups when traveling to other destinations.

Some of the world's largest and busiest international airports have announced safety precautions, including health checks. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States has increased screening, including travelers who have taken the temperature and filled out the questionnaire. Anyone with symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, must undergo an additional health assessment. Passengers arriving in the UAE, India, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Moldova, Bulgaria, Albania, Turkey, among other countries, will also face screenings. , with different countries for flight origins.

In the UK, the airports are acting on the advice of Public Health England (PHE) and have introduced enhanced surveillance at airports with direct flights from China. There are also health experts at Heathrow ready to assist anyone who comes from China feeling unwell. Current advice from PHE also notes that because most people with symptoms will get them after leaving the airport. The current priority is to focus on making sure UK residents and travelers know what to do if they experience symptoms.

Many airlines began adjusting their schedules in February, with fewer flights to Italy, due to reduced demand. After the entire nation was locked, as of March 9, several carriers canceled all flights to and from Italy, including BA (until April 4) and Ryanair (until March 8). April) and Wizz Air (until April 3). Easyjet and Norway are running reduced schedules. Other major airlines, such as Cathay Pacific, Delta, American Airlines and United, among others, have significantly reduced the number of flights entering mainland China.

MW


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