Last Updated: 31 May 2020

Nearly every country in the world at this stage has closed their border to non-essential visitors.  With most flights cancelled and citizens staying home, most countries have focused their attention on internal affairs. Having compiled the travel restrictions for every country in the world, these are the top three trends we have noticed.

First, as a general practice, countries are requiring those who arrive to quarantine — sometimes at the expense of the traveler.  Quarantine periods can range from 48 hours to 28 days, with 14 days being the most common quarantine period. Some of the countries will designate government facilities for quarantine, while others will allow travelers to self-isolate at home.

Second, visas are being extended without any penalty to those who overstay their visas as a result of travel restrictions.  Many countries are providing automatic extensions, while others will simply waive the penalty normally associated with the visa overstay. However, some countries do require the visa holder to extend through an online portal; we cover some of these countries below. 

Finally, many countries are cancelling visa exemptions for those who were previously visa exempt and requiring new visa applications for entry during this period. 

Specifically, France, New Zealand and Australia are implementing visa-like online procedures for those who have a valid reason to enter during this period. These procedures must be completed by any traveler seeking to enter the country, including those previously exempt from needing a visa to these destinations. Countries that typically require in-person interviews for visa issuance (like the United States and countries in the EU), these interviews have been canceled or are taking place on a case-by-case basis depending on local conditions all over the world. 

While we will continue to provide country-specific information as it was available to us (see below),  please double check with the embassy or consulate prior to your travel.  

Please note: The European Union commission has invited members to prolong border closure to third country nationals until June 15th.

AFGHANISTAN – International flights remain suspended. Those arriving are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Embassy in Washington, DC is closed until further notice. Consular services are reserved for emergencies.

ALBANIA – Border closed to non-essential traffic. International flights suspended until further notice. Those arriving must undergo a 14-day quarantine at government authorized facilities.

The government has extended its state of emergency until June 23rd, 2020

ALGERIA – Land, sea and air borders closed to non-essential travel. State of Emergency extended to June 13th.

Embassy encourages mailing in consular service requests. Office hours reduced.

ANDORRA – Temporary immigration permits/visa is extended until May 31st.

ANGOLA – No international flights until further notice. Non-Angolan nationals or residents will be barred from entry Angola after visiting China, South Korea, Iran, France, Spain, Portugal or Italy since December. Returning residents who have been to China, South Korea, Iran, France, Spain, Portugal or Italy will be placed in quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

For foreigners with visas unable to depart as a result of Covid 19 restrictions, their visas will be automatically extended until May 30th.

ANGUILLA – Borders closed until June 30th.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA – Flight/ports operation suspended until May 14th. Foreign nationals who have traveled to and from China, Italy, Iran, Japan, Korea and Singapore the past 28 days are barred from entry. State of emergency extended to July 31st.

Visitors with expired permits from 1st April 2020 will be issued an automatic extension up to May 31st, 2020. In person consular services suspended until further notice.

ARGENTINA – Foreigners are barred from entry. The borders remain open for departures. While the Argentine government is permitting a limited number of exceptional international flights, all scheduled commercial international flights have been suspended until 1 September.

Travel within Argentina is limited to those with written permission to travel. Lockdown is expected to last until May 24th.

Foreigners currently on visa in Argentina may extend their visa for increments of 30 days automatically, starting on March 17th, until the end of travel restrictions.

ARMENIA – Border closed to non-essential travels and foreign visitors. Arrivals will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine. Its state of emergency is set to expire on June 13th.

ARUBA – Restrictions on inbound travel for passengers other than legal residents of Aruba and airline staff, extended until May 31st.

AUSTRALIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel (in-bound and out-bound) and foreign visitors. Those wanting to enter or transit may apply for exemption here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/covid19-enquiry-form There is a mandatory 14-day quarantine on all entrants at designated facility for which the traveler must pay. Current ban on cruising traffic.

Foreigners with visas who overstay as a result of Covid restrictions may extension their visa online. For more information, please visit: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/all-visa-holders 

AUSTRIA – Nationals from neighboring states may enter with a medical certificate no older than 4 days old. Those outside the EU are barred from non-essential entry.

Those who overstay their visa as a result of Covid may for the duration of the restriction without penalties.

AZERBAIJAN – Border closed to non-essential traffic. All arrivals must quarantine in state facilities for 14 days. Its lockdown is expected to last until May 31st.

Those whose visas expired by April 30th while under Azerbaijan travel restriction may extend their visa online.  https://eservice.migration.gov.az/public/create-mom-application. New e-visa issuance has been suspended.

BAHAMAS – All airports, seaports and public beaches are closed. No tourists are allowed to enter the country. Returning must present a virus-free certificate (RTPCR COVID 19 molecular diagnostic test) upon entry or have been approved to testing on arrival, and quarantine for 14 days after entry. The public emergency is expected to last until May 30th.

BAHRAIN – Borders closed to non-essential travel and non-citizens. Those arriving must quarantine for 14 days, in addition to taking an on-arrival Covid test. All visas upon arrival have been suspended. Anyone attempting to enter Bahrain must have a Bahrain residence permit or secure a visa in advance by visiting www.evisa.gov.bh.

The validity of all valid and expired visit visas of foreigners unable to leave due to Covid restrictions will automatically be extended for three months, starting from April 23rd.

BANGLADESH – Certain nationals won’t be allowed to land: Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, and the UK. All foreign arrivals are required to produce a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is symptom free and be subjected to a 14-day quarantine. Commercial international flights are suspended until May 16th.

Bangladesh embassy is closed to in person service until further notice.

BARBADOS – All persons arriving in Barbados will be placed in a Barbadian government quarantine facility for 14 days.

BELARUS – Neighboring countries have closed their land borders to non-essential travels.
All arrivals from countries that are affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for a period of 14 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms. 

Foreigners who have overstayed their visa due to Covid travel restrictions may be granted an extension up to 90 days.

BELGIUM – Borders closed to non-essential travel. All international arrives must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visas due to Covid travel restrictions may request an extension of their stay at the local municipality offices via email. Embassy hours are limited and are reserved for essential matters, accessed by online appointments. Visa issuance is suspended until further notice.

BELIZE – Borders are currently closed for non-essential travel; scheduled to reopen on June 30th. Those whose examination on arrival tested positive for Covid must quarantine for 14 days.

Embassy closed and consular services suspended until further notice.

BENIN – All traveler arriving by air must quarantine for 14 days at designated hotel, at the expense of the traveler. Land border closed to non-essential travel.

The issuance of entry visas is currently suspended.

BHUTAN – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Returning residents must quarantine for 21 days.

Entry of foreigners with valid visa, work permits and other immigration permits, who are arriving from Covid affected countries, will be denied until further notice. New tourist visa issuance is also suspended until further notice.

BOLIVIA – All borders closed to non-essential travel until at least May 31. 

Consular services suspended until further notice.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Border closed to non-essential travel. Travelers coming from China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Iran, France, Romania, Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, and Belgium are banned from entry. Those who arrive must self-isolate for 14 days.

Foreigners with expiring visas or residence permit who cannot depart as a result of Covid travel restriction may continue to stay pending restrictions if they register their stay with local immigration field offices. The decision to extend their stay will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

BOTSWANA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Returning residents must quarantine for 14 days in government facilities.

The embassy in Washington DC is temporary closed until further notice.

BRAZIL – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Returning citizens and residents may undergo a seven-day quarantine.

Currently only emergency visas are processed at Brazilian consulates.

BRUNEI – Borders closed to non-essential travel, in-bound and out-bound. Those who arrive may have to pay for a Covid test, and must quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. Residents wishing to leave must have special permission from the Prime Minister’s office.

New visa issuance suspended until further notice.

BULGARIA – Border closed to non-essential travel. Those who arrive must quarantine for 14 days. The country has extended its state of emergency until June 14th.

BURKINA FASO – Borders closed to international travel. Those who came into contact with a confirmed Covid case must quarantine for 14 days.

BURUNDI – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those who arrive must quarantine for 14 days at his or her expense.

Visa issuance is suspended until further notice.

CAMBODIA – Land border with Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam are closed. International flights are set to resume on June 2nd.

Visa issuance is suspended until further notice. To get a new visa going forward, a Covid-free medical certificate issued within 72 hours of the date of travel is required, along with proof of medical insurance of at least $50,000. Foreigners who arrived after January 1, 2020 will have their visa automatically extended until they depart, if they have registered with the Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS) by July 1st, 2020.

CAMEROON – Borders closed to non-essential travel.

Entry visa issuance is suspended until further notice.

CANADA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those who enter must present a credible 14-day quarantine plan. Canadian waters access is limited to vessels carrying less than 12 passengers. Cruise ships are banned until July 2020.

Those who overstay or will overstay their visa as a result of Covid travel restriction may apply for an extension online. The stay will be deemed legal pending the decision to extend.

CAPE VERDE – Borders closed to foreign visitors. Those who have been exposed to confirmed Covid cases must quarantine for 14 days. The country is under a state of emergency until May 14th.

Consular services are rendered for essential business only, until further notice.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – Passengers from a country with local transmission of COVID-19 is banned from entering. Those who arrive must quarantine for 21 days.

CHAD – Airports are closed for passenger flights until May 15th.

Consular services are provided for emergency cases only, until further notice.

CHILE – Border closed to non-essential travel. Those who arrive must quarantine for 14 days. A Health form must be completed by all travelers prior to arrival (https://www.c19.cl/).

Visa issuance is suspended until further notice.

CHINA – Border closed to foreign visitors, even those with valid visas, residence permit, APEC business card, and port visas issued prior to March 28th, including transit passenger. China’s visa-free regime also suspended. China is opening up to countries based on diplomatic agreements, currently being discussed. There is mandatory health checks and a 14-day quarantine for arrivals.

COLOMBIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. State of emergency extended to August 31st. All arrivals must complete a Covid form found here: https://migracioncolombia.gov.co/controlpreventivocontraelcoronavirus.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visa as a result of Covid travel restrictions may remain. Their visas will be automatically renewed for the length of the lockdown, plus one month. New visa issuance suspended until further notice.

COMOROS – All international flights were suspended until further notice. Ports are closed to traffic from affected countries. Travelers who arrive or transited from China or Japan will be barred from entry, and those arriving from countries with confirmed Covid cases may be required to quarantine in a country that is free of Covid for 14 days. Foreigners who have overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions may get a free extension certificate valid for 30 days and extendable in the event travel restrictions continues.

CONGO – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Emergency order to remain home in effect until May 31st.

Consulates are operating at reduced hours and services. Applicants are encouraged to mail in their applications.

COSTA RICA – Until June 15, borders are closed to non-essential travel. Arrivals must self-isolate for 14 days.

Foreigners who arrived after December 17th for tourism purposes, may remain until July 17th, 2020. The issuance of new visas is suspended until May 17th and in-person consulate services are provided by appointment only.

COTE D’IVOIRE – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Confirmed or suspected Covid cases are require to quarantine at government facilities. The country’s state of emergency has been extended until May 15th.

Consular services remain available, and are provided by mail.

CROATIA – Border closed to non-essential travel. Those who enter are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Land borders are set to reopen on May 18th.

Foreigners who overstay their visa as a result of Covid travel restriction may register their stay at the nearest police station, so they do not incur a fine for overstay. Currently new visa issuance is suspended until further notice.

CUBA – Closed to visitors. Under these rules, Cuban Americans and Cubans permanently living abroad were not allowed in. Cubans living on the island cannot travel overseas until further notice. Those who arrive must self-isolate for 14 days in boarding schools and other similar facilities provided by the Government. International airports are closed until at least May 31st.

CYPRUS – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Cyprus extended a ban on commercial air traffic until May 17th. Those who arrive must quarantine for 14 days.

In-person, routine consular services are suspended at Cyprus embassy.

CZECH REPUBLIC – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those who arrive must show proof of Covid-free examination completed within 72 hrs at the time of entry. They will also need to self-isolate for 14 days.

Foreigners who were legally present in the country as of March 12, 2020, will be allowed to remain up to 60 days after the expiration of the state of emergency. Currently the state of emergency will expire on May 17th. New short-term and long-term visa issuance is also suspended until further notice.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – Borders closed to non-essential traffic and a ban on all trips between the capital and 25 provinces. Arrivals with symptoms or confirmed cases, as well as those arriving from China, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Iraq, South Korea, must quarantined for 14 days.

Routine consular services are suspended until further notice.

DENMARK – Border closed to non-essential travels. Those who arrive and are suspect of Covid must self-isolate for 14 days.

Those who overstay their visa as a result of Covid travel restriction may get an extension up to 60 days at the time of departure. For additional info, please visit: https://www.nyidanmark.dk. Starting on May 11th, the Danish authorities will resume processing applications for passports and extension of short stay visas.

DJIBOUTI – Djibouti suspended all international commercial passenger flights to and from Djibouti from 18 March for an indefinite period. Land borders are also closed.

The embassy suspends ordinary visa issuance until further notice.

DOMINICA – The country had previously banned all travel to and from China. Those arriving must complete a health declaration form and undergo screening. Suspected Covid cases will be required to quarantine for 14 days. The country is in lockdown until May 17th.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – State of emergency ends on June 1st. All of the Dominican Republic’s air, land and sea borders are currently closed for in-bound and out-bound traffic, however borders are scheduled to reopen on June 2nd. Those who tested positive for Covid or who have visited China, Europe, Iran, and South Korea must quarantine.

Foreigners who overstayed their visa as a result of Covid restrictions may get an extension up to 120 days online at the Dominican Directorate for Immigration or at the airport on departure. Consular services are provided only for emergency cases by appointment.

ECUADOR – Borders closed to foreign visitors.

Foreigners who overstay as a result of Covid travel restrictions are granted an automatic extension for the duration of state of emergency, which lasts until June 16th.

EGYPT – International flight suspended until further notice. Those who tested positive must quarantine.

In-person consular services is suspended until further notice.

EL SALVADOR – Commercial flights suspended until at least May 21st.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions may extend their visa online: http://www.migracion.gob.sv/servicios/prorroga-para-extranjeros/.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA – Border closed to non-essential travel. Its state of emergency is expected to last until May 15th.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions may remain and will not be penalized for the overstay. They are encouraged to write a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and keep a copy of the letter. All Equatorial Guinea diplomatic missions abroad have suspended issuing entry visas until further notice.

ERITREA – All border crossings between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the international airport are closed. Those arriving must quarantine for 21 days.

Foreigners must have a permit to leave the country and the issuance of new entry visas are suspended.

ESTONIA – State of Emergency declaration ended on May 18th.

ESWATINI – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those who arrive must quarantine for 14 days. The country is in lockdown until further notice.

Diplomatic missions are closed until further notice, providing services only to emergency cases.

ETHIOPIA – Land borders are closed. Those who arrive by air will need to show proof of yellow fever vaccination, and be subjected to Covid screening, All arrivals must quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

Ethiopia’s state of emergency will last five months from April 8th.

FIJI – Ban on transits and vessel passenger traffic. Fiji’s borders are closed to all foreigners who were present in mainland China, South Korea, Italy, Iran or Spain within 14 days of their intended travel to Fiji.  All arrivals must complete health declaration form.

FINLAND – Borders closed to non-essential traffic until June 14th. Returning residents must quarantine for two weeks.

Foreigners who overstayed their visa as a result of Covid travel restriction may receive an extension up to 90 days total. An application for a visitor’s permit must be submitted to local authorities if the total duration of stay exceeds 90 days, and it must be done within the original 90-day period. All new visa and residence permit processing are suspended.

FRANCE – Borders closed to non-essential travel. All foreign arrivals must complete a travel form prior to entry: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage.

Foreigners who overstayed their short-stay and long-stay visa as a result of Covid travel restriction may remain in place without penalty. Those with an expired Titre de séjour after March 16th may get an automatic extension for three months. New visa issuance is suspended until further notice.

GABON – All land, sea and air borders have been closed indefinitely. 

Foreigners who have overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restriction may remain and will not be penalized. New visa issuance is suspended until further notice.

GAMBIA – Borders closed to non-essential traffic. Travelers arriving from Covid hotspot countries, will be isolated for 14 days upon arrival. Gambia extended the declared state of emergency through June 9th.

Consular services are now reserved for urgent matters, suspending in person services.

GEORGIA – Border closed to non-essential travel until July 1st. Those who arrive from Covid hotspots are encouraged to self-isolate for two weeks.

GERMANY – Border closed to non-essential travel. Passengers must present health passenger locator form on arrival.

Foreigners who overstay their visitor visa as a result of Covid travel restriction may request an extension by email to the local immigration office providing their personal details. New visa applications are currently not processed at diplomatic missions abroad.

GHANA – Borders closed to non-essential travel until May 31st.

GREECE – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those who arrived must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions may get an extension based on Force Majeure or humanitarian reasons. Consular services are reserved only for urgent matters, e.g. not for new visa application processing.

GRENADA – Borders closed to incoming passengers, scheduled to reopen during the first week of June.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restriction may get an automatic extension of their visas for the duration of the state of emergency without incurring penalties. Consulates are currently closed to the public for routine matters.

GUATEMALA – Some airlines are opening multiple flights throughout the month of May, although entry remains closed to most foreign visitors. State of calamity ends on June 5th.

GUINEA – Borders closed to non-essential traffic. Its state of emergency is expected to end on June 15th.

GUINEA-BISSAU – Borders closed to non-essential traffic. Its state of emergency lasts until May 11th.

GUYANA – Borders are closed to non-essential traffic until June 3rd. Emergency measures end on June 3rd.

HAITI – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those who arrive must present a Covid-free medical certificate, and be quarantined for 14 days. State of emergency was extended for 60 days on May 20th.

Embassy is closed and consular services are suspended.

HONDURAS – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those who arrive must quarantine for 14 days at a medical center, if arriving from or have visited a country with confirmed Covid cases.

HONG KONG – Borders closed to all but those arriving from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan. They must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. If the travelers have visited any overseas locations in the past 14 days, they will be barred from entry. Transit services at the airport is suspended.

HUNGARY – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those suspected of having Covid must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions may be granted an extension of three months. Consulates are closed for routine matters until further notice.

ICELAND – Borders closed to non-essential travel. All arrivals must quarantine for 14 days.

New visa processing is suspended until further notice.

INDIA – Lockdown ends on May 31st. Depending on where the passenger has visited or embark, he or she may need to provide a Covid-free medical certificate or be quarantined on arrival. All passengers must complete a health declaration form.

Existing, valid visas of foreign visitors who have used entered India on the visa, will be suspended for the duration of travel restriction period. Foreigners in India who have overstayed their visa, which expired after February 1, 2020, as a result of Covid travel restrictions may get it extended here: https://indianfrro.gov.in/eservices/home.jsp. New visas applications are being processed in some jurisdictions.

INDONESIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel, including for transit. Travelers from China, certain parts of Iran, parts of Italy, and parts of South Korea, are banned from entry. Those who enter must be in possession of a Covid-free health certificate if they traveled from certain less-affected parts of Iran, Italy, South Korea. Quarantine for up to 14 days may be required.

Foreigners who overstay their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions after February 5th, may remain until the end of restriction without penalty. Visa exemption and on arrival are suspended. Consular services for routine matters are also suspended.

IRAN – Some airlines are no longer flying in and out of Iran and most neighboring countries have closed their borders.

IRAQ – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Iraqi citizens who have been in China, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Singapore, Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, France, Spain, Qatar, Germany, and Nigeria in the past 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days.

IRELAND – Border closed to non-essential travel. Those who arrive must either self-quarantine or self-isolate for 14 days.

Foreigners with permits that have expired from March 20, 2020 to May 20, 2020, will get an automatic extension of two months. New visa issuance is suspended at the embassy in Washington DC.

ISRAEL – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those arriving must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners in Israel whose visas expired after March 12, 2020 will have their visas automatically extended until June 30, 2020.

ITALY- Border closed to non-essential traffic. All those traveling to and around Italy must fill out the Self Declaration form: https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html. All arrivals must quarantine for 14 days.

Consular services are provided by appointment and for essential matters only.

JAMAICA – Border closed to non-essential travel until May 31st. In-bound travel for individuals who have visited UK, Canada, USA, China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, Singapore, Spain, France and Germany is banned. Arriving passengers will be quarantined in a health facility.

The consulate section of the Embassy in Washington DC is closed until further notice.

JAPAN – Travelers who have visited certain outbreak countries in the past 14 days are barred from entry.

Foreigners who have overstayed or will overstay their visa by June 2020, as a result of Covid travel restrictions are given a three-month grace period for renewing their visa without penalty. The government is requiring all foreigners who have a visa for entry, except those in transit.

JORDAN – Borders closed to non-essential travel.  Commercial flights are suspended through May 25th. 

Foreigners who have overstayed their visa as a result of Covid travel restriction will not be fined for the overstay, according to the government. Currently all consular services are provided by mail, with limited exceptions for in-person services.

KAZAKHSTAN – Arriving international passengers must provide a Covid-free medical certificate issued no more than seven days from their arrival. Upon arrival, they are subject to 24 hours of mandatory quarantine while testing for coronavirus takes place.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visa-free entry as a result of Covid travel restrictions will be granted an extension of 30 days. Those on visitor visas and work permits who were present up to April 20, 2020, shall granted an extension based on the case-by-case analysis of the Migration Agency without a need for the traveler to reapply. New routine visa application processing is currently suspended. Visa-free entry is suspended until November 2020.

KENYA – A Covid-free health certificate is required for entry.

Foreigners in Kenya whose visas have expired or about to be expired may apply for an extension online starting on April 13th, 2020: https://fns.immigration.go.ke/.

KIRIBATI – Entry denied to travelers who have been in or transited countries with confirmed local transmission within 14 days immediately prior to entering Kiribati.

KOSOVO – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Most arriving passengers must quarantine for 14 days at government designated facilities.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions, may receive an automatic extension for the duration of the restriction period.

KUWAIT – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Returning Kuwaiti citizens from any country must quarantine for 28 days upon arrival.

Foreigners whose visa expires between March 1st and May 30th, who cannot depart as a result of Covid travel restriction, will get an automatic extension until May 31st.

KYRGYZSTAN – Borders closed to non-essential travel, including to Kyrgyz family members and permanent residents who are not citizens. Arrivals will be subject to three-day mandatory quarantine in state facilities.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visas will be given a grace period of up to June 1st for departure, without requiring an exit visa.

LAOS – Those who were issued work permit prior to Covid restrictions must now apply for a Certificate of Entry into Laos issued by their local consulate. Until May 17th, visitors must submit a Fit to Fly health certificate issued no more than 72 hrs prior to travel, and upon arrival, take a Covid test, and quarantine for 14 days at designated facilities at the expense of the traveler.

The Department of Immigration has resumed visa processing on May 4th. It will impose over-stay fines after Friday the 8th, for those who has not extended their visas.

LATVIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel, including for transit. Those who arrive will be put under health monitoring for 14 days. Its state of emergency lasts until June 9th.

Foreigners who were in Latvia on March 13th, and whose legal stay expires on March 13th, may remain for the duration of the state of emergency without having to apply for an extension. New visa issuance is currently suspended.

LEBANON – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Travelers may be quarantined for 14 days on arrival. Its state of emergency lasts until May 24th.

Consulate services remain available by mail.

LESOTHO – Non-essential travel in-bound and out-bound are prohibited. Arrivals from Covid hotspots must self-isolate for 14 days.

LIBERIA – Ports open, but other borders are closed to non-essential travel. Its state of emergency lasts until June 10th, 2020.

Consulate services such as visa applications, remain available by mail. Those with an expired or expiring visa while in Liberia may get a 60 day extension at the Immigration’s office in Gbarngaye’s Town.

LIBYA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Arrivals will be subjected to screening and may be put in quarantine for 14 days.

LIECHTENSTEIN – Borders closed to non-essential travel. The border with Switzerland remains open.

LITHUANIA – Border closed to non-essential traffic. Those arriving must self-isolate for 14 days. Some scheduled commercial flights will resume operation from May 11th.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visas as the result of Covid travel restrictions will not be penalized. However, they must timely notify the Immigration Department: info@migracija.gov.lt. Only urgent consulate services are rendered currently.

LUXEMBOURG – Borders closed to non-essential traffic. Those who believe they are at risk are asked to self-quarantine.
Consulate services remain available at reduced levels.

MACAO – Borders closed to foreigners other than those from Hong Kong and Taiwan. Those arriving from Hong Kong and Taiwan must quarantine for 14 days. A Covid-free medical test may be required to board a flight to Macau.

MADAGASCAR – Borders closed to non-essential traffic. Those who have been in Ira, Italy, and South Korea in the past 14 days are barred from entry. Those who visited Chine in the past 14 days must quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Its state of emergency lasts until May 30th.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restriction may get free certificate of extension for 30 days, which may also be further extended based on outstanding travel restrictions.

MALAWI – Arrivals can expect increased screening at airport. Those who arrive must quarantine for 14 days.

Visa processing and issuance is currently suspended in the USA.

MALAYSIA – Borders closed to non-essential traffic. Those who are arrive must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restriction may continue to remain during the period of restriction and depart without penalty.

MALDIVES – Travelers who have been in Mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang Provinces), Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, UK, Germany (Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), France (Île-de-France and Grand Est), Malaysia and Sri Lanka in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter or transit through the Maldives. Arrivals must quarantine for 14 days. Its state of emergency lasts until May 30th.

Those previously issued work visas, but have not entered, will need to get reapproval from the Ministry of Economic Development prior to entry. Visa on arrival has been suspended for all nationalities.

MALI – Borders closed to non-essential travel.

Consular services in person are suspended until May 15th.

MALTA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Arrivals must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visa as a result of Covid travel restriction may contact the Malta Identity Agency for an extension: viza.ima@gov.mt. Consulate services are currently reserved for Maltese nationals.

MARSHALL ISLANDS – Borders closed to foreign visitors until June 5th. Cruising traffic banned.

MAURITANIA – Mauritanian government closed all land, sea borders, and air space.

MAURITIUS – Ban on entry by any traveler, including returning residents. Those with possible exposure to Covid are placed in quarantine for 14 days. Its state of emergency lasts until June 1st.

MEXICO – Borders closed to non-essential travel. International commercial flight options still exist. Land border between the US and Mexico will remain closed to all non-essential traffic until June 22nd. Passengers and aircrew members arriving at Mexican airports may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks.

Consular services remain available at reduced capacity.

MICRONESIA – Travers from Covid affected countries are barred from entry, except for essential cases. Out-bound travel banned. Its public health emergency declaration expires on May 31st.

MOLDOVA – External borders slated to reopen on June 30th. Travelers from Level 3 Covid country must self-isolate for 14 days.

Consular services suspended until further notice.

MONACO – Cruise ships are banned, resume exit of private boats. The embassy is closed to in-person service.

MONGOLIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel and to foreigners, including family of Mongolian citizens and those with residency visas. All international flights and rail operation suspended until June 30th. Land borders with Russia and China closed. Mongolia has extended a ban on all international travel and prohibited entry to all foreigners, even those with family ties to Mongolian citizens or who hold legal residency visas. 

Foreigners who need to extend their visas may do so through the Immigration Agency: https://immigration.gov.mn/index.php/index.

MONTENEGRO – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Arrivals must quarantine for 14 days. All foreign vessels and crew berthing in Montenegrin marinas will need to comply with mandatory self-isolation measures, which require docking and remaining in port for 28 days.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visa or permit as a result of Covid may get an extension without penalty.

MOROCCO – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Its state of emergency expires on June 10th.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions will not incur penalty for their overstay. Consular services are currently provided to urgent matters only.

MOZAMBIQUE – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those who arrive must self-isolate for 14 days. Its state of emergency expires on May 30th.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visas as a result of Covid restrictions will get an automatic extension to June 30th. New visa issuance is suspended.

MYANMAR – Depending on the traveler’s destination within the country, he or she may be subject to local quarantine requirements lasting up to 28 days. Myanmar has suspended visa-on-arrival until 31 May.

Foreigners who overstayed their visa as a result of Covid travel restriction must apply for an extension at the local immigration office, by presenting a letter of recommendation from their local embassy, or pay the overstay rate of $3 per day.

NAMIBIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Returning residents must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restriction may get an extension at the local Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration Office. New visa arrivals are suspended and the embassy is closed to new visa issuance.

NAURU – Travelers who have traveled from or through China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Italy, or Iran in the 21 days prior to traveling to Nauru are barred from entry. All arrivals will need to complete a health form and undergo health screening and quarantine for 14 days.

NEPAL – The government has suspended regular international flights until June 14th. Suspected cases already in country must quarantined for 14 days.

Visa services suspended until may 18th. For online visa info, please visit: https://apply.nepalimmigration.gov.np/visa-processing.

NETHERLANDS – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Travelers from high-risk countries must complete a “fit to fly” declaration form, and quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who overstay their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions qualify for an extension. They can call in to make the request at: Tel. 088 04 30430. New visa issuance is suspended until further notice.

NEW ZEALAND – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Returning residents must quarantine for 14 days.

The New Zealand border is currently closed for transit, unless you are from countries in the Oceania, the US, UK, Switzerland, Canada and Chile. Request for exemption can be found here: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/formshelp/request-for-travel-to-new-zealand.

Foreigners whose visa expired on or before April 1st, can apply online for a new visa. Those whose visa expires after April 1st, will have their visa extended to September 25th, automatically.

NICARAGUA – Neighbors of Nicaragua have closed border with it. Spirit Airlines, Copa, Aeromexico, Avianca, American Airlines and United have all suspended flights to Nicaragua until June. Delta suspended flights indefinitely.

NIGER – In-bound and out-bound flights to Niger is suspended until 23 May. Land borders are closed until further notice. Its state of emergency expires on July 11th. Travelers from Covid-affected countries must quarantine14 days.

NIGERIA – All international commercial flights suspended until at least June 4th.

Foreigners who overstayed their visa as a result of Covid travel restrictions are not penalized for their overstay during the restriction period. Migrant registration with the Nigerian Immigration Services is suspended until May 23rd.

NORTH KOREA – Borders closed.

NORTH MACEDONIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. All arrivals from Covid-affected countries must quarantine for 21 days.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions will not be penalized for their overstay during this period.

NORWAY – Borders closed to non-essential travel. All arrivals must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas due to Covid travel restrictions will not be penalized for their overstay during this period. New visa issuance is suspended until further notice.

OMAN – International flights suspended until further notice.

Foreign residents of Oman whose visas will expire as a result of Covid travel restrictions can renew their visas online. Services related to all types of visas, civil status, passports, and traffic are suspended until further notice.

PAKISTAN – Commercial air suspended until May 15th. Those arriving are subjected to a 48-hr quarantine during which period the passenger is tested for Covid.

Foreigners whose visa expired after March 15th will be granted an automatic extension of their visa until June 30th.

PALESTINE – Borders closed to non-essential travel.

PALAU – Travelers who have been in China, Hong Kong, and Macau within 14 days of their arrival in the Republic of Palau will be barred entry. Those who arrive from Covid-affected countries must quarantine for 14 days.

PANAMA – All commercial international flights remain suspended through June 22nd. Cruising traffic suspended.

Foreigners whose visas expires after March 13th will have their visas automatically extended to May 15th.

Panama Canal: Vessels passing through the canal must notify the canal authorities at least 14 days in advance if any crew member is infected with Covid. In the event a crew member has confirmed Covid, the vessel will not be permitted to transit and must quarantine for 14 days.

The Panamanian embassy closed due to Covid.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Essential travelers will need to apply for entry through the Emergency Controller (covid19-admin.logistics@police.gov.pg). Suspected Covid cases must quarantine at government designated hotel for 14 days. Cruise ships and leisure yachts with more than fifteen people on board are barred from entry.

Embassy closed to public until further notice; however, it may be reached by email.

PARAGUAY – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those who arrive in Paraguay must self-isolate for 14 days.
 
Foreigners whose visas expired after March 13th and cannot depart as a result of Covid travel restrictions, will have their visas automatically extended through the duration of the restriction.

In-person consular services suspended, however, services are still rendered online or by phone.

PERU – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Its state of emergency expires on June 30th.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restriction will have their late fees waived for the overstay. All tourists will have a grace period of 45 days after quarantine is lifted, to depart Peru.

Consulate services may be accessed online. In-person services are limited and made by appointment.

PHILIPPINES – Borders closed to non-essential travel.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visas as result of the Enhanced Community Quarantine will be allowed an additional 30 days after the quarantine is lifted to file for an extension without incurring penalties. All existing issued visas have been canceled starting on March 22nd. New non-emergency visa issuance is suspended.

POLAND – Borders closed to non-essential travel. All arrivals must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restriction may get a penalty-free extension up to 30 days from the date the restrictions are lifted.

PORTUGAL – Borders closed to non-essential travel until May 18th.

Public services at the Portuguese embassy in Washington DC is suspended until further notice.

QATAR – Borders closed on non-nationals, including legal residents. Transit through Qatar is still permitted.

Unofficially, visas for foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions are currently being extended for 30 days.  Those on on-arrival visas can only extend their visa twice, by 30 days each. For additional information, please contact visasection@moi.gov.qa.

ROMANIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those arriving must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners with an expired for expiring visa who are unable to depart due to Covid travel restriction may apply for their extension through the local inspectorate. Those without a criminal record may extend their stay through the duration of the travel restriction period.

RUSSIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. All arrivals to the country should self-isolate for 14 days. No new guests will be accepted in Russian hotels from March 28 – June 1.

Foreigners who overstayed or will overstay their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions, may apply with the local Migration Board can extend visas for 90 days.

RWANDA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Arriving passengers must quarantine for 14 days in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

SAMOA – All in-bound and out-bound international flights are suspended until further notice. All international cruise ships and yachts will not be granted entry into Samoa at this time. Those arriving must: 1) have a Covid-free test completed three days before departure to Samoa, 2) confirmed a completion of a 14-day quarantine period, and 3) be quarantined on arrival for 14 days.

SAN MARINO – Ban on non-essential travel.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE – Ban on non-essential travelers and foreigners. Its state of emergency expires on May 31st. Returning residents must provide a Covid-free test result and be quarantined at home.

SAUDI ARABIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel.

All tourist travel is currently suspended. All visits to Mecca and Medina to perform umrah have been suspended. Travelers with umrah visas cannot enter.

SENEGAL – Commercial flights suspended until May 31st, with the exception of flights with ‘special authorization.’ Land borders closed.

SERBIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel.

Foreigners who legally remained in Serbia at the time its state of emergency was announced, and who has overstayed their visas since, will have their stay automatically extended for the duration of the emergency period.

SEYCHELLES – The international airport will remain closed until June 2020. Borders closed to foreigners. Those returning must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreign workers with valid work permit are not allowed to return until further notice. No new work permits issuance is suspended.

SIERRA LEONE – All in-bound and out-bound flights scheduled at Freetown International Airport have been suspended; all land borders closed until further notice.

SINGAPORE – Borders closed to non-essential travel. If a traveler needs to visit Singapore for essential purposes, he or she should make a request to the Singapore government by submitting a Form 14 to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and wait for a response before attempting to travel. Singapore’s restrictions in place until June 1st.

SLOVAKIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those intending to travel to Slovakia for essential reasons must pre-register with Slovak authorities at least 72 hrs before travel: https://navraty.mzv.sk/?lang=en. Arriving travelers must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions may apply for an extension on humanitarian grounds with the local foreign police departments. New visa processing is currently suspended.

SLOVENIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Non-residents must produce a cleared medical report or pass a health check to enter Slovenia.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restriction will be permitted to remain without penalties for the duration of the restrictions. New visa application processing is currently suspended.

SOLOMON ISLANDS – All non-citizens of Solomon Islands are barred from entry.
Returning residents identified as persons of interest based on testing and screening measures may be denied entry, or asked to quarantine for 14 days. Its state of emergency expires on July 25th.

SOMALIA – The Somali authorities have banned all passenger flights until further notice. Land and sea border have closed. Travelers starting their travels from Europe or North America will be barred from entry. Others must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, in a government assigned location, at the traveler’s expense.

SOUTH AFRICA – South African airspace is closed to commercial airlines as part of efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). who arrived to South Africa from any of the banned countries after March 9, 2020, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who overstayed their visa as a result of Covid travel restrictions will not be penalized when they depart after the restrictions are lifted. Consular services are restricted to emergency services only.

SOUTH KOREA – Travelers who have been in Hubei province in China within the previous 14 days will be banned from entry. All arriving passengers must quarantine for 14 days, at the expense of the travelers.

Visa-free entry to Jeju Island, and for Chinese nationals, is suspended. New visa applications must include a health condition report form.

Foreigners who are residents of South Korea must obtain a re-entry permit prior to leaving South Korea. Those returning must have a Covid-free certificate starting on June 1st.

SOUTH SUDAN – All commercial flights to Sudan have been cancelled and all land borders have been closed.

The issuance of new visas to South Sudan has been suspended.

SPAIN – Borders closed to non-essential travel until June 15th. Those who arrive must quarantine for 14 days. Quarantine for arriving travelers will be lifted starting July 1st.

Foreigners who overstayed their visa as a result of Covid travel restriction may remain for the duration of the restrictions and will not be penalized.
 
SRI LANKA – The Sri Lankan government imposed an indefinite suspension of all passenger flights and ships.

Foreigners who overstayed their visa as a result of Covid travel restrictions will have their visa automatically extended until May 12th. The traveler must pay a relevant fee and complete some paper work upon departure. Visa on arrival have been suspended, so all foreign visitors must have a valid visa prior to arrival.

ST KITTS AND NEVIS – Borders closed to non-essential travels until further notice. Travelers who were in China, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, the European Union (EU), Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, or the Dutch and French territories in the Caribbean will be refused entry. All non-national travelers arriving from any other international destination will go through a Covid screening at entry, and must quarantine for period of not less than 14 days at a government site.

State of Emergency is planned to expire June13th.

ST LUCIA – Persons arriving must carry a Covid-free medical certificate.

Consular services are still provided visa mail services, with in-person services reserved for emergencies.

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – Other than a daily flight on between St Vincent and Barbados, other commercial international flights have been suspended until further notice. Some ports are closed to pleasure crafts. Those arriving from Covid hotspots must quarantine at their own cost.

SUDAN – The Sudanese authorities have closed all external borders. It is no longer possible to enter Sudan by road, sea or air.

Diplomatic missions of Sudan abroad are temporary closed.

SURINAME – Border closed. Returning residents on repatriation flights must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.  

E-visas and e-tourist card issuance are suspended until further notice.

SWEDEN – Borders closed to non-essential travel.

Foreign visitors who overstayed their permitted period of stay as a result of Covid travel restrictions may extend their stay a total of 90 days or, if the period will exceed 90 days, submit a visitor’s permit application before the expiration of the original 90-day period. Embassy in Washington DC is closed to the public until May 31st.

SWITZERLAND – Borders closed to non-essential travel by foreign visitors from all countries except Liechtenstein. The embassy continues to provide urgent or essential consular services. Third country nationals wishing to enter Switzerland for business will need a special entry permit (visa), that can be sent to corona@sem.admin.ch.

SYRIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel.

TAIWAN – Foreign nationals are barred from entry and transit through Taiwan.

Foreigners who have overstayed their visas in Taiwan as a result of Covid travel restrictions will receive an automatic extension for the duration of the restrictions.

TAJIKISTAN – Entry of foreign nationals suspended until further notice. Returning residents must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions will have their visa and registration extended until the restrictions are lifted.

TANZANIA – Consular services at the embassy in Washington DC are suspended until further notice.

THAILAND – International flights suspended until June 30th.. Returning residents must shelter-in-place for 14 days upon arrival.

Foreigners with visas that have expired on or after March 26th while in Thailand, may get an automatic extension until July 31st.

TIMOR-LESTE – Borders closed to all travelers, including residents from April 13th until further notice. Exemptions to this rule will require permission from the Prime Minister’s office. State of emergency extended until June 27th.

Foreigners who overstay their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions will be permitted to remain for the duration of the state of emergency.

TOGO – Travelers who were in France, Germany, Italy or Spain in the past 14 days are barred from entry.

TONGA – Border closed to all foreign visitors. Ports closed to cruising traffic. Returning residents must provide a medical clearance completed no more than three days from the date of travel to Tonga. State of emergency extended to June 11th.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Borders closed to nationals and non-nationals until May 15th. Cruising and pleasure crafts are banned until further notice.

Foreigners whose visas expired between March 1st and April 30th will be granted an automatic extension until June 22nd. Consulate services remain available online.

TUNISIA – Borders closed to non-essential travel.

Entry visa application processing is suspended until further notice.  

TURKEY – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Returning residents from a number of countries must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Turkey will not levy overstay penalty fees against foreign nationals unable to depart due to Covid travel restrictions.

TURKMENISTAN – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Returning residents and travelers may need to provide a Covid-free medical certificate in order to enter Turkmenistan.

TUVALU – Travelers who were in China within 30 days of arrival in Tuvalu are barred from entry. Seafarers from foreign vessels that have been in China or “a high-risk country” (understood to be countries where coronavirus is present) in the last 30 days will also be barred from entry. Those arriving from a high-risk country by air must present a Covid-free medical certificate issued within three days of arrival. Those arriving from a non-high-risk country must present a Covid-free medical certificate issued within five days of entry.

UGANDA – All in-bound and out-bound international passenger flights have been suspended. All arrivals must quarantine for 14 days in a government designated hospital or hotel at the traveler’s own expense.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas from March 18th to May 17th as a result of Covid travel restriction will have their overstay fees waived.

The Uganda embassy is currently operating remotely and will attend only to emergency matters.

UKRAINE – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those who return to the Ukraine must spend 14 days in quarantine.

Foreigners who overstayed their visa as a result of Covid travel restriction will not be penalized for overstay. Consular services (including new visa processing) are suspended until May 22nd.

UNITED KINGDOM – Travelers can expect enhanced airport screening. International arrivals (except Ireland and those exempt) must quarantine for 14 days starting on June 8th.

Foreigners who overstayed their visa starting from January 24th as a result of Covid travel restrictions, will not be penalized. Their visas are automatically extended until May 31st. They must send an email to seek an extension to the Home Office’s email address, created for this purpose: CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk.

The staff of the UK’s consulates are working remotely until further notice.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Borders closed to non-essential travel and to foreigners. The ban on entry includes those with residence permits in UAE. All arrivals are tested for Covid-19 and encouraged to self-isolate until results are returned.

Foreigners in the UAE whose permits have expired since March 1st, will receive an automatic extension of their permits, with no additional fees, until the end of 2020. Visa on arrival, new visa issuance, and transit visas are suspended until further notice.

UNITED STATES – Foreign visitors who have been in the UK, Ireland, Brazil, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days will be barred from entry. Land border closed to non-essential travel. Cruising traffic closed at least until mid-June. Those with immigrant visas (with limited exceptions), issued after April 23, will not be permitted to enter for 60 days.

Foreigners in the U.S. with expired visas or visas about to be expired, who cannot depart as a result of Covid travel restrictions, may submit an application for extension using Form I-539 (Application to Extend / Change Nonimmigrant Status) to USCIS. If the traveler is on ESTA, he or she can apply for Satisfactory Departure from the US Customs and Border Protection.

URUGUAY – Border closed to foreign visitors.  Returning residents must quarantine for 14 days.

UZBEKISTAN – Travelers arriving from abroad must quarantine, self-isolate, or be monitored for 14 days depending on the country of origin.

VANUATU – Borders closed to non-essential travel. Those travelers suspected of Covid infection from testing or screening may be denied entry or asked to quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners whose visas have expired or will shortly expire should report their case to the Director of Immigration in order to extend their visas: https://immigration.gov.vu/index.php/contact.

VENEZUELA – All travelers arriving from abroad must quarantine for 14 days.

Foreigners whose visas were issued on or before March 13th, and who cannot depart due to Covid travel restrictions, will have their visa automatically extended until the restrictions are lifted.

VIETNAM – All foreign visitors are banned, including all overseas Vietnamese. Those who came into contact with a confirmed Covid patient must quarantine. The traveler must cover their own hospital expenses and lodging.

Immigration offices resumed operation on April 23rd. Foreigners whose visas expired during travel restrictions will not be penalized.

YEMEN – Airports closed to non-essential traffic. Land borders closed.

The consular section in Washington DC suspended operations until further notice.

ZAMBIA – Borders remain open, but travelers are subjected to tight screenings on arrival. Those arriving must quarantine for 14 days at a government designated location, at the traveler’s expense.

Consular services relating to tourist visa issuance will be suspended until further notice. In urgent cases, visa applications may be submitted by mail.

ZIMBABWE – Borders closed to non-essential travel until May 17th. Arriving passengers may be quarantined up to 21 days on arrival. Its state of emergency has been extended indefinitely.

Foreigners who overstayed their visas as a result of Covid travel restrictions will have their visa extended for the duration of the period of restrictions.

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