Which countries are opening or are taking steps to reopen post-coronavirus?

Currently, this information is changing rapidly. While we endeavor to keep this post as up-to-date as possible, the most current information on Covid test requirements, vaccinations, travel authorizations, health forms, and other applicable health related travel information can be found through the API and on our webapp, Visa Adviser.

Last Updated: 2 October, 2020

Countries around the world are lifting travel restrictions for their citizens. The United Kingdom’s list of safe travel countries and territories is currently at 62, while the US’s list of level one (normal precaution) and level two (increased caution) includes 16 countries.

In addition, more and more countries (approximately 70) are reopening their borders meaning visitors of most, if not all, nationalities may enter. Entry can be contingent on additional requirements such as a Covid test taken within a few days before entry, a travel form, and possibly a period of quarantine if there is testing done on arrival. 

Going forward, LHA Travel will be updating this opening blog in lieu of the travel restrictions advisory since it appears from our research that the height of travel restriction is behind us. Changes are occurring on an hourly basis, so we encourage you to check with your airline or travel agent for availability prior to making travel plans. 

AFGHANISTAN – Both domestic and international flights resumed.  Borders with Iran and Pakistan reopened.

ALBANIA – Borders reopened.  

ALGERIA – Curfew eased. Public transport reopened in some provinces. More businesses reopened. Mask required in public. 

ANDORRA – Borders with France and Spain reopened.  Those who are able to visit France or Spain may also enter Andorra through its open border.

ANGOLA – Non-commercial international flight resumed.  Reports of commercial domestic and international flight resuming from September 14th.  

ANGUILLA – All schools reopened. Border to reopen to passenger traffic after October 31st.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA – Borders reopened. 

ARGENTINA – International flights may resume at the end of October. 

ARMENIA – Air border reopened, but land border remain closed to non-essential traffic.

ARUBA – Airport reopened to international arrivals for tourism from most Caribbean countries and territories, Canada, US (except some states) and EU countries. 

AUSTRALIA – Domestic flights resumed. International flights (except with New Zealand) are expected to resume in October, 2020. International students may return to Australia. Request for exemptions to travel can be made no less than two weeks before travel.

AUSTRIA – Borders with Italy and 30 other European countries have been reopened. Residents, EU or EEA citizens or those with residence in Austria entering from Egypt, Albania, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Iran, Croatia, Kosovo, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and USA will need to provide a Covid PCR test. 

AZERBAIJAN – Domestic flights resumed. The Baku Metro and international passenger traffic is expected to resume no earlier than September 30th

BAHAMAS – Borders reopened. 

BAHRAIN – Air border reopened. Visa on arrival resumed.

BANGLADESH – International flights (except those from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand) resumed from June 16th

BARBADOS – Borders reopened. 

BELARUS – The country has maintained freedom of movement throughout the outbreak. International flights starting to resume with European destinations. Visa free regime resumed.

BELGIUM – It reopened borders to European tourism from June 15th.  Visa issuance resumed for certain categories of travelers.

BELIZE – Air border to reopen from October 1st

BENIN – Air border reopened.  

BERMUDA – Air border reopened. 

BOLIVIA – Air border reopened.

BONAIRE, ST EUSTATIUS, AND SABA – Bonaire’s Flamingo International Airport is reopened from August 1st. Tourists from low-risk counties, or who were there in the past 14 days, are welcome to visit (Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Dutch Antilles). 

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – The international airport has reopened to commercial international flights. Borders reopened to Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. Residents of other countries may enter for business (with an invitation from a local business). 

BOTSWANA – Domestic flights resume. Those permitted to enter must quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their expense. 

BRAZIL – Air borders reopened.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Private vessels may visit during the day in its waters. Borders to reopen to visitors from December 1st.

BRUNEI – The country is currently relaxing more international restrictions.  International commercial flight to London to resume from September 14th, with limited services to other destinations such as Hangzhou, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Manila. Flights expected to resume from October 25th

BULGARIA – Borders reopened to the EU, UK, Schengen Area, Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Belarus, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates. Students, certain workers, and business visitors may enter.

BURKINA FASO – Air border reopened.

BURUNDI – Borders reopened.

CAMBODIA – International airport open. Border checkpoint with Thailand reopened.  E-visa and visa on arrival suspended, and only non-tourist visas are issued at this time.

CAMEROON – Bars, restaurants, and night clubs may operate with social distancing. Schools and airport reopened.  Limited international commercial flights resumed. 

CANADA – Temporary foreign workers, international students, immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and approved permanent residents previously unable to enter Canada may now do so. All of Canada’s states are reopening in different phases, depending on the severity of the outbreak in their state. Those entering Canada must provide their basic contact information, and undergo screening. Those coming to Canada for a permitted reason must provide a credible 14-day quarantine plan. 

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – Air border reopened. 

CAPE VERDE – Passenger air and maritime transportation resumed between the islands.  International essential flights resumed from August 1st. 

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Borders expected to reopen to international visitors from October 1st. 

CHAD – N’Djamena Airport to reopen from August 1st. Some land borders with Sudan, Libya and Niger reopened.

CHILE – Less affected regions will be permitted to reopen with more lax standards. Domestic flights resume. 

CHINA – All travelers are screened on arrival and are subjected to quarantine at their own expense, and may be required to install location tracking app. Residents from the following countries may now apply for visas to enter: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, and the United Kingdom.

COLOMBIA – Air border reopened. 

COMOROS – Limited commercial flights resumed. 

CONGO – Air border reopened. 

COSTA RICA – International borders reopened to visitors from countries/states that have achieved “controlled the spread of the coronavirus.” These countries include: UK, EU, Schengen, Canada, parts of the USA, and more here: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/statement-costa-rica-tourism-board-covid-19.  

COTE D’IVOIRE – Air border reopened. 

CROATIA – Croatia will reopen its borders to countries in the EU and UK on June 15th. Quarantine is no longer required for visitors, except those who arrive from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, and Serbia must self-isolate for 14 days.  From July 16th, third country nationals may enter for tourism, business, economic interests and education if they meet certain conditions. 

CUBA – Limited international in-bound and out-bound flights resumed. Full opening of commercial flights expected in October. 

CURACAO – Flights with Dutch Antilles islands and the Netherlands resumed. 

CYPRUS – You may visit if your country is listed in Category A or B here: https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/cyprus-covid19-travel-protocol.

CZECH REPUBLIC – Travelers from low risk countries (EU/Schengen countries, Australia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, and Tunisia) may enter for any reason. The risk categories can be found here: (https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk). 


DENMARK – Borders reopened to most EU/Schengen countries: https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark/travel-in-or-out-of-denmark/is-my-country-open-or-banned. Tourists, business, work and students from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay may also enter if they book a stay of at least six nights.  Everyone else who enter must have a “worthy” reason.

DJIBOUTI – Border reopened. 

DOMINICA – Borders reopened. 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Borders reopened.

DUTCH CARIBBEAN (Sint Maarten) – International flights resume to some neighboring islands and countries. 

ECUADOR – Borders reopened.

EGYPT – Commercial flights and airports to reopen to tourists from July 1st. Tourist visas will be waived for visitors to resorts at the Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh and Matrouh until October, 2020.  On-arrival visas remain available. 

EL SALVADOR – Borders reopened. 

EQUATORIAL GUINEA – Domestic flight resumed. International airport reopened to business travelers.

ESTONIA – Border reopened to European countries and those on the EU’s list (Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay). Non-tourist visa issuance is available for all other countries.

ETHIOPIA – Air border reopened. 

FAROE ISLANDS – Travelers from Denmark’s open countries list may enter. 

FIJI – The government has authorized inter-island flights and sea routes to resume. International commercial flights may resume in October, although only travelers for non-tourist/personal visits may request entries. 

FINLAND – Borders open to travelers from Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Poland Slovakia, Sweden, Cyprus, Vatican City, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and New Zealand, and those who can prove an established relationship with a citizen or resident of Finland. Finland has begun to accept visa application of unmarried partners of Finnish citizens and residents.

FRANCE – Border to reopen to the UK, European Area, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.  Visa processing resumed.

FRENCH POLYNESIA – Borders reopened. 

GABON – Air border reopened.

GEORGIA – Borders reopened to Germany, France and the Baltic States by direct flight. Other EU countries that have allowed Georgia to enter (with or without restrictions) may also enter but must quarantine. Business visitors may enter from all over the world, with appropriate visas.

GERMANY – Borders to be reopened to the EU/EEA and UK on June 15th.  From July 17th, those from the following country may enter for any reason: Australia, Georgia, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Japan and South Korea. Student visa will not be issued to those taking online courses. 

GHANA – Air border reopened. 

GIBRALTAR – While Gibraltar is reopened to all tourists, only those who can enter Spain can reach Gibraltar by land at the moment.  

GREECE – From July 1st, seaports and all airports in Greece will reopen to residents of EU/EEA/Schengen member countries, including the UK, with random testing on arrival. Other permitted countries include: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Uruguay, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. 

GREENLAND – Travelers from Denmark’s open countries list may enter. 

GRENADA – Travelers from low risk countries (Caribbean community) may visit from July 15th. Travelers from medium risk countries (EU, UK, Canada) may do so from August 1st

GUADELOUPE – Inter-island travel among St Barts, St Martin, Martinique and Guadeloupe resumed. International flights available and travelers from the Schengen area are permitted to visit. 

GUATEMALA – Air border reopened.  

GUINEA – Air border reopened. 

GUINEA-BISSAU – Borders reopened with requirements. 

GUYANA – In phase 2 of reopening, places of worship, public transport and spaces reopened, as well as international flights for essential travel.

HAITI – Borders reopened.  

HONDURAS – Borders reopened.

HONG KONG – Airport transit service through Hong Kong to resumed. Those from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may enter.

HUNGARY – Border only opened to “green” countries, to business and essential travelers. 

ICELAND – Iceland reopened its external borders to all EU and UK visitors by June 15th.  From July 1st, it is also opening to the countries recommended by the EU. Except for passengers from Norway, Denmark, Finland and Germany, those who arrive can get two Covid-19 tests (at their expense) or quarantine for 14 days. 

INDIA – Domestic commercial flights resumed on May 25th. All visas issued prior to March 13, that has not been used for entry, is suspended, so a new visa must be requested for entry. Currently air bubbles exist with the USAA, France, Germany, U.K, Canada, the U.A.E., Qatar, and Maldives. 

INDONESIA – Travelers will need to have a valid visa or residence permit to enter, even for transit purposes. Bali is set to reopen to domestic visitors. Consulate services resumed.

IRAN – International airport open. 

IRAQ – Borders reopened. 

IRELAND – International flights and airport are open to international visitors from the “green list” which can be found here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/.

ISRAEL – Borders may be reopened to international visitors after September 1st. Those who are on the green list (Austria, Italy, Estonia, Bulgaria, UK, Georgia, German, Denmark, Hungary, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Finland, Cyprus, Croatia, Canada, Rwanda, Jordan, Hong Kong, and New Zealand), may enter without quarantine. Every foreigner will need to receive permission to enter via a diplomatic mission. 

ITALY – Italy is reopened to the countries whose information is contained here: 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.  

JAMAICA – Border reopened. 

JAPAN – Border reopened to citizens and residents, students, workers, and family unification. Visa exemptions, ABTC travelers, and visa issued prior March and April, depending on the country, have been cancelled. 

JORDAN – Domestic flights resumed. Commercial international flights from certain countries resumed from September 10th.  These countries are: Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Thailand. Visa on arrival resumed for certain nationalities.

KAZAKHSTAN – International flights resumed to China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey. Visa-free travel to resume from November 1st, so all foreigners will need to get a visa for entry. 

KENYA – Borders reopened.  

KIRIBATI – The country has not had a reported case and is not under lockdown. The border remains open to those who meets health entry criteria (see here https://mhms.gov.ki).  

KOSOVO – Borders reopened. 

KUWAIT – In phased reopening of its commercial flights from August 1st at 30 percent capacity. Travelers must have a valid visa, as visa on arrival, online visas, and exemptions have been suspended. Travelers from the following countries are still prohibited from entry: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China and Hong Kong, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Italy, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia, Panama, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Spain, Syria, and Yemen.

KYRGYZSTAN – Border reopen. 

LAOS – Domestic flights ban has been lifted as people are permitted to travel among the provinces. International visitors must have a valid business reason and get a visa prior entry, and visas are granted only to nationals of countries without an on-going outbreak of Covid. Border checkpoints with Thailand and Vietnam reopened. 

LATVIA – Border open to EU/Schengen, and Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All others may enter for essential reasons. 

LEBANON – Borders reopened. Visa on arrival is suspended so travelers will need to get a visa in advance.

LESOTHO – Border posts with South Africa reopened to essential travel. 

LIBERIA – Borders reopened. 

LIBYA – Border reopened.

LIECHTENSTEIN – Borders with Austria and Switzerland are open. The same travel rules that apply in Switzerland applies in Liechtenstein, since Switzerland hands immigration and customs matter for Liechtenstein. 

LITHUANIA – Many border crossings reopened including borders with Latvia and Estonia. Anyone from the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the UK may enter provided that their countries’ infection rate does not exceed 25 per 100,000 and will not need to quarantine.  Those on the EU recommended list may also enter.

LUXEMBOURG – Borders reopened to European travelers, as well as those on the EU recommended list. Free Covid testing is available at the airport.

MADAGASCAR – Commercial activities and public administration offices reopened. 

MACAU – Those from Taiwan, Hong Kong and parts of mainland China may enter. The country has instituted a three-color code system giving each individual a color that allows them to enter public facilities and venues. Border with Guangdong reopened. Those from Hong Kong may enter with restrictions. 

MALAWI – Borders reopened.

MALAYSIA – All public transport and domestic flights resumed. International fights are resumed. Long-term pass holders may enter with permission (unless they are from the USA, Bangladesh, Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Russia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, in which case their entry remains prohibited). Malaysia and Singapore reopened common borders from August 10th. Border with Thailand reopened. 

MALDIVES – Borders reopened. 

MALI – Air border reopened. 

MALTA – From July 11th, visitors from 50 “safe corridor” EU and non-EU countries may enter without restriction (testing/quarantine). Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are also part of the corridor.

MARSHALL ISLANDS – Domestic air services exist on domestic airlines. Vessels and tankers must spend 14 days at sea may enter. 

MARTINIQUE – Inter-island travel to Guadeloupe, St. Barts, and St. Martin resumed. International visitors from the Schengen area, the EU, and UK permitted. 

MAURITANIA – Air border reopened. Visa on arrival resumed. 

MAURITIUS – Borders to reopen to sea traffic and commercial international flights to resume from October 1st, to certain low risk destinations.

MEXICO – Cancun reopened to international tourism from June 8th. Air and sea borders open, land border with the USA open only to essential travel. 

MICRONESIA – International flights resumed with local island nations. International passenger flights expected to resume after September 30th.  

MOLDOVA – Borders opened to “green countries.” 

MONACO – Borders open to European travelers with less than 60 cases per 100,000 people. All others will need to follow certain guidelines for entry.  

MONTENEGRO – Travelers from the “green list” of countries may enter (rate of transmission less than 25 per 100,000 inhabitants).  For a complete list, please visit: http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/

MOROCCO – Borders reopened to visitors from 67 visa-exempt countries with invitation or reservation (including members of the EU, UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand). 

MOZAMBIQUE – The Reis reports that citizens from the following countries may enter for business travel with permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs: US, Canada, EU/Schengen, Mexico, and selected low-risk countries elsewhere. Visas issued prior to April 1st are cancelled, and new ones are required for entry. If you do not have an existing visa, you must request authorization to enter through the Ministry of Interior, before you can apply for a visa to enter.

MYANMAR – Businesses, restaurants, and teashops reopened in low-risk townships. Domestic airlines have been adding additional domestic routes. Border checkpoints with Thailand reopened to trade. International flights to resume no earlier than October 31st.

NAMIBIA – Borders reopened. 

NAURU – Apart from closing borders to visitors who have been in certain nations, the country has maintained freedom of movement. International flights available. All arriving passengers will be subjected to testing and quarantine, and they must also have spent the past 14 days in one of the following countries: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

NETHERLANDS – Borders to reopen to visitors from the EU/EFTA/Schengen Area on June 15th. Visitors from third countries recommended by the EU (Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay) may also enter.  Those from outside these areas may transit. 

NEW CALEDONIA – Domestic travel and schools resumed. International commercial flights to resume after October 24th.

NEW ZEALAND – In Phase 1 and 2 of restrictions. Everyone who arrives must undergo managed isolation or quarantine for 14 days.

NICARAGUA – Borders open. 

NIGER – Air borders reopened.

NIGERIA – Air border reopened.

NORTH KOREA – Schools reopened and trade resumed with China. North Korea reported its first Covid case late July.

NORTH MACEDONIA – Borders reopened.  

NORWAY – Borders reopened to Schengen/EU countries, but most must quarantine on arrival. For additional information, please visit: https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/travel-advice-COVID19/. Norway is reopening its visa application centers for long-stay visa applications.

OMAN – International commercial flight service is expected to resume from August 31st to returning residents. Omanis are allowed to travel abroad so long as they quarantine upon return. Land border with the United Arab Emirates reportedly reopen. 

PAKISTAN – Air and sea borders reopened.

PALAU – Apart from closing external borders, Palau has maintained freedom of movement internally. The international airport is open but only to essential services from September 1st. 

PANAMA – Private and public sector employees may return to onsite work. International flights resumed for returning nationals and residents. 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Air border reopened to those who meet certain travel guidelines. 

PERU – Domestic quarantine measures largely lifted from July 1st

PHILIPPINES – International border reopened to in-bound travelers with long-term visas and qualified relationship with a citizen or resident from August 1st.  Limited visa services is available, and visa exemption has been suspended. 

POLAND – Borders reopened to EU/Schengen/EEA nationals from June 13th, and the requirement to quarantine has been lifted. Additional countries permitted to enter include Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, and Tunisia. Those who wish to enter for a special reason may request permission from the Chief Border Guard. 

PORTUGAL – Borders open to EU/EEA and Schengen area nationals, as well as to the 12 countries on the EU recommended list: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/eu-list-of-epidemiologically-safe-countries-amid-covid-19/.

QATAR – Public transport to resume from September 1st. International airport remains open to transit flights. Country is open to certain category of travelers and returning residents with permission.

ROMANIA – Borders reopened to EU/EEA and Schengen countries. However, only those from the countries with lower infection rate than Romania will not need to quarantine on arrival. 

RUSSIA – International flights to resumed with certain countries including Moldova, the UK, Turkey, Tanzania, and Switzerland. Additional locations are being added, including with UAE, Malta, and Egypt.

RWANDA – Border reopened.  

SAMOA – Samoa has lifted restrictions on inter-island ferries and domestic flights. Transit international flights to and from Fiji going to American Samoa and New Zealand permitted, as well as flights bringing pre-approved workers. 

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE – Border reopened. 

SAUDI ARABIA – Air border reopened. Some land borders reopened. 

SENEGAL – Borders reopened to travelers from countries that do not restrict travelers from the Senegal. 

SERBIA – Borders reopened.   

SEYCHELLES – International commercial flight to resume from August 1st for low-risk and medium risk countries as listed here: (http://www.health.gov.sc/wp-content/uploads/LIST-OF-COUNTRIES-FROM-WHICH-VISITORS-ARE-PERMITTED-3.pdf). 

SIERRA LEONE – Air border reopened. 

SINGAPORE – Air border reopened to six provinces in China and South Korea.  Land border with Malaysia to reopen from August 10th. Green/Fast lanes and Air travel pass arrangement in place with Brunei, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Vietnam. 

SLOVAKIA – Visitors from “low risk countries and territories” may enter without restriction. These areas include Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, China, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 

SLOVENIA – Borders reopened. There are currently 11 countries on a green list whose travelers are permitted to enter without restriction (https://www.gov.si/en/news/2020-09-27-changes-to-the-lists-of-countries-enter-into-force-on-tuesday-certain-parts-of-eu-member-states-including-hungary-austria-and-croatia-on-the-red-list-italy-on-the-orange-list-poland-and-serbia-on-the-green-list/). 

SOLOMON ISLANDS – Apart from closing external borders, the country has maintained freedom of movement throughout the outbreak with some curfews. Solomon Airlines announced flights resumption from October 24th. There are three categories of countries distributed by risk levels, and each level has different entry requirements. 

SOMALIA – Air border reopened.  Land border with Kenya at Lamu reopens. 

SOUTH AFRICA –Border to reopen to low risk countries for tourism from October 1st. Low risk countries are ones with a lower Covid infection rate than South Africa. Those who arrive for a permitted purpose will need to get a visa, because visa exemption is suspended for certain countries.

SOUTH KOREA – Air border open.  All arrivals must download the Self-Diagnosis Mobile App. 

SOUTH SUDAN – Air border reopened. 

SPAIN – Spanish islands Ibiza, Majorca, and Menorca are reopened to tourism from June 15th.  Borders with EU/EEA/Schengen countries reopened. Borders also reopened to the countries on the EU commission’s recommended low-risk third country list. 

SRI LANKA – Commercial air services available for departing travelers, returning residents, and for essential reasons. Visa on arrival is suspended. 

SUDAN – Air border reopened.

ST HELENA – Borders reopened.

ST KITTS AND NEVIS – Businesses have been permitted to reopen, including beaches and churches, outside of curfew hours. The government is working to protocol to reopen borders to international tourism. Currently border remains open to returning residents and international students.

ST LUCIA – Borders reopened.

ST MARTIN – International flights resumed to non-essential travel from France, Guyana, and the EU. 

ST PIERRE AND MIQUELON – International flights available for those permitted to enter, including EU/EEA countries. 


SUDAN – Limited international flights resumed from July 13th

SWAZILAND – Air border and some land borders reopened to essential travel.

SWEDEN – The country has maintained freedom of movement throughout the outbreak. Borders are open to EU/EEA/Schengen visitors, as well as those arriving from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Neither test nor quarantine is required for these travelers. 

SWITZERLAND – Borders reopened to EU/Schengen states as well as Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and the United Kingdom as well as other low-risk countries (Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay). China will be put on the list if it reciprocates. Flights with Russia resumed. 

SYRIA – Air border reopened. Consulate services suspended.

TAIWAN – Air border open for certain types of travelers. Foreigners may apply for entry to Taiwan from June 29th (for reasons other than tourism).

TAJIKISTAN – Direct flights with Iran resumed. Flights with Uzbekistan and UAE resumed from July 1st. A visa is required for entry as visa on arrival is cancelled. 

TANZANIA – Borders reopened. 

THAILAND – International commercial flights may not resume until after July 31st, although only exempt categories such as certain international class of business visitors may enter.  Thailand will be issuing a Special Tourist Visa (STV) to visitors from low risk countries who intend to stay from 90 to 280 days. Those seeking entry must request a “certificate of entry” from a diplomatic mission abroad, even if they are “visa exempt.” 

TIMORE L’ESTE – Air border reopened but a request must be made prior to entry. 

TOGO – Air border reopened. 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Domestic flights between Trinidad and Tobago resumed. Most internal restrictions have been lifted. Public transportation and hotels resumed operation with health protocol. 

TUNISIA – Border reopened to low risk countries.  

TURKEY – Borders reopened (except for land border with Iran).

TURKMENISTAN – Land border reopened to commercial traffic with Iran. 

TURKS AND CAICOS – Borders reopened.

TUVALU – Tuvalu remains open to travelers without a recent history being in a high-risk Covid country. 

UGANDA – Borders reopened.

UKRAINE – Borders reopened.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Air border reopened.  Land border with Oman and Saudi Arabia reportedly reopened. Additional requirements apply to passengers in transit.

UNITED KINGDOM – Borders remain open. There are currently 62 countries and territories whose travelers will not need to quarantine upon arrival.  

UNITED STATES – All fifty states are in different stages of reopening. International airports remain open to all except visitors who have been to Iran, China, EU, the UK, Ireland, and Brazil in the previous 14 days, and certain classes of immigrant visa holders.  Land borders with Mexico and Canada are only open to essential travel. The USA is temporarily suspending the entry of immigrants and non-immigrants in certain work categories until December 31, 2020. This affects immigrant (residency) visas of the types: H-1B, H-2B, L, and J. The suspension only applies to those currently outside the USA who did not already have these visas and travel documents on the effective date of the temporary suspension order. For detailed information, please visit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-aliens-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-following-coronavirus-outbreak/

URUGUAY – Residents of Uruguay coming from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay will be permitted to enter for essential reasons. Those arriving for business, economic, work and family reasons face requirements for entry.

UZBEKISTAN – Air borders reopened. Country destinations are divided into Green, Yellow, and Red.  The level of restrictions imposed is based on the color of the traveler’s country of origin.  

VANUATU – International border reopened in September to Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia for residents and certain categories of visitors.  Vanuatu is currently providing training for the resumption of tourism-related businesses in September.

VENEZUELA – Borders reopened to returning residents and certain classes of travelers.. 

VIETNAM – Tourists from 80 countries are eligible for e-visas starting from July 1st, however, only non-tourist visitors are permitted to enter due to Vietnam’s second outbreak. Flights resumed for non-tourist travel with China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea starting from September 18th, with Laos, Cambodia to follow suit in the near future.

YEMEN – International commercial flights available from July 17th. Flights on Air Djibouti will require passengers to test for Covid on arrival or to transit through Djibouti. 

ZAMBIA – Borders reopened.

ZIMBABWE – Air borders reopened. 

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