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

Last Updated: February 3, 2021

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 Web App.

The U.S. has limited routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates globally. Due to a recent discovery of a new strand of Covid19, many countries have suspended the entries of UK flights and passengers. However, travel bubbles remain prevalent, and many countries maintain an open door policy for certain classes of travelers.  Usually these visits come with additional requirements, such as a Covid-19 test taken within a few days before entry, a travel form, testing on arrival, and/or possibly quarantine.  

AFGHANISTAN – Air borders reopened. Border with Iran and Pakistan reopened.

ALBANIA – Borders reopened. 

ALGERIA – Limited domestic flights resumed. International flights available for work-related travelers. 

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 – Air border resumed for non-tourist purposes. Flights from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa and the UK are suspended.

ANGUILLA – Borders reopened to those with approval, including for tourism.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA – Borders reopened. 

ARGENTINA – Borders reopened to neighboring countries to visit Buenos Aires.  

ARMENIA – Air border reopened.

ARUBA – Borders reopened. 

AUSTRALIA – Flights from New Zealand permitted. International students may return to Australia. Request for exemptions to travel can be made no less than two weeks before travel.

AZERBAIJAN – Air border reopened on a limited basis.

BAHAMAS – Borders reopened. 

BAHRAIN – Borders reopened. Visa on arrival resumed.

BANGLADESH – Borders reopened. 

BARBADOS – Borders reopened. 

BELARUS – Air border open. Visa free regime resumed.

BELGIUM – Borders open to EU/Schengen members and Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.

BELIZE – Air border reopened.

BENIN – Air border reopened.  

BERMUDA – Borders reopened. 

BOLIVIA – Borders reopened (except to those arriving from Europe, whose entry is suspended until February 15th).

BONAIRE, ST EUSTATIUS, AND SABA – Borders reopened to low and medium risk countries.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Borders reopened. 

BOTSWANA – Borders reopen. 

BRAZIL – Air borders reopened (except those who have been in the UK the previous 14 days).

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Borders reopened.

BRUNEI – Limited reopening of air border. 

BULGARIA – Borders reopened to the EU, Schengen Area, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel, Kuwait, the Republic of Belarus, and Turkey.

BURKINA FASO – Air border reopened.

BURUNDI – Air border reopened.

CAMBODIA – Borders reopened.  E-visa and visa on arrival suspended, and only non-tourist visas are issued at this time.

CAMEROON – Air border reopened.

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. 

CAPE VERDE – Borders reopened. Direct flights from the UK is suspended. Travelers who have been in the UK in the previous 10 days will be barred from entry.

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Borders reopened to authorized international visitors.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – Air border reopened. 

CHAD – Air border reopened.

CHILE – Air border reopened.

CHINA – Borders open to those with valid visas (direct flights from the UK is suspended). Additional requirements and restrictions are in place prior to and on arrival. Visa issuance resumed.

COLOMBIA – Air border reopened. Flights from the UK has been suspended until further notice. 

COMOROS – Air border reopened. 

CONGO – Air border reopened. 

COOK ISLANDS – Borders open to those who have previously been in New Zealand in the past 14 days, in addition to residents and essential travelers.

COSTA RICA – Borders reopened.  

COTE D’IVOIRE – Air border reopened. 

CROATIA – Borders reopened to the EU/Schengen countries and countries on the EU’s recommended list (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China (and Hong Kong and Macao). Others may enter for non-tourist purposes with additional requirements.

CUBA – Borders reopened.  

CURACAO – Borders reopened to low and medium risk countries. For a list of low risk countries, please visit: https://www.curacao.com/en/questions/health-and-vaccinations/response-to-novel-coronavirus-covid-19.

CYPRUS – Borders reopened to countries listed in Category A or B here: https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/cyprus-covid19-travel-protocol.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Borders reopened. 

DJIBOUTI – Air border reopened. 

DOMINICA – Borders reopened. 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Borders reopened.

ECUADOR – Air border reopened.

EGYPT – Borders reopened. 

EL SALVADOR – Borders reopened.  Travelers who have been in the UK and South Africa in the past 30 days are barred from entry. 

EQUATORIAL GUINEA – International airport reopened to business travelers. Travelers who have been in the UK are barred from entry.

ESTONIA – Borders reopened to those in the following list: https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-quarantine-requirements-passengers. Non-tourist visa issuance is available for all other countries.

ESWANTINI – Borders reopened.

ETHIOPIA – Borders 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. Arrivals may be permitted by sea, although cruise ships remain banned.

FINLAND – Sea borders open pleasure crafts from all Schengen countries. External borders open to the Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.

FRANCE – Border open to the EU and Schengen members

FRENCH GUINEA – Borders reopened to France, Guadeloupe, Martinique and long-stay and professional visa holders.

FRENCH POLYNESIA – Borders reopened. 

GABON – Air border reopened.

GAMBIA – Borders reopened.

GEORGIA – Borders open to EU countries (except Germany, France, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia who must apply in advance), and certain lass of business travelers and students. 

GERMANY – Borders open to EU and Schengen countries, and Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, and China, Hong Kong, Macau based on reciprocity. Those who arrive from a high risk area (https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html) are subjected to additional requirements after entry. 

GHANA – Air border reopened. 

GIBRALTAR – Limited opening for transit and essential travel.

GREECE – Borders open to residents of EU/EEA/Schengen member countries and Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and UAE. 

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

GRENADA – Borders reopened. Travelers who have been in UK in the past 14 days shall be barred from entry.

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

GUATEMALA – Air border reopened.  Travelers who have been in the UK or South Africa in the past 14 days shall be barred from entry.

GUINEA – Air border reopened. 

GUINEA-BISSAU – Borders reopened.

GUYANA – Air border reopened.

HAITI – Borders reopened.  

HONDURAS – Borders reopened. Travelers who have been in the UK or South Africa in the past 21 days shall be barred from entry.

HONG KONG – Airport transit service through Hong Kong resumed. Those from mainland China, Taiwan and Macao may enter. Travelers who have been in the UK or South Africa for more than 2 hours in the past 21 days shall be barred from entry.

HUNGARY – Border only open to “green” countries, to business and essential travelers. Currently all foreign countries are red. 

ICELAND – Iceland reopened its external borders to all EU/EEA and Schengen countries, as well as to those on the EU’s recommended list. 

INDIA – Limited reopening of air border to business travelers. Air bubbles exist with certain countries.

INDONESIA – Domestic travel resumed.  International arrivals not expected to be permitted to enter until at least February 8th

IRAN – International airport open to those with permission. 

IRAQ – Air border reopened, although flights to and from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zambia are currently banned. 

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/

ITALY – Italy is reopened to the countries listed 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.  Travelers who have been to Brazil, and non-residents who have been in the UK in the past 14-days are banned from entry until February 15th.  

JAMAICA – Borders reopened. Flights from the UK banned until February 28th. Non-Jamaican travelers who have visited the UK in the past 14-days will also be banned.

JAPAN – Borders reopened, but travelers arriving from the countries on this list are not permitted to enter: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html#section1.  

JORDAN – Air border reopened to some low risk countries.  Direct flights with the UK are suspended. Limited reopening of land borders.

KAZAKHSTAN – International flights resumed to China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey. Visa-free travel is suspended until at least May 2021.

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. Flights from the UK is suspended. 

KUWAIT – Borders reopened. Those who have been in a high risk country (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, the United Kingdom, and Yemen) in the past 14 days shall be denied entry.

KYRGYZSTAN – Borders reopen. 

LAOS – Borders open to those with long-term visas. 

LATVIA – Borders open to EU/Schengen, and Australia, China (subjected to reciprocity), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. All others may enter for essential reasons.

LEBANON – Borders reopened. 

LIBERIA – Air and sea borders reopened. 

LIBYA – Borders 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, Schengen area may enter without restriction provided that their countries’ infection rate does not exceed 16 per 100,000 over a 14-day calendar period.  Those on the EU recommended list may also enter.

LUXEMBOURG – Borders reopened to EU/Schengen countries, as well as those on the EU recommended list: Australia, China (based on reciprocity), South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. 

MACAU – Borders reopened to Taiwan, Hong Kong and parts of mainland China. 

MADAGASCAR – Limited international flights resumed to Nosy Be for those with permission to enter.

MALAWI – Air border reopened. 

MALAYSIA – Air border to certain categories of residents and visitors. Students may re-enter.

MALDIVES – Borders reopened. Visa on arrival resumed.

MALI – Air border reopened. 

MALTA – Borders reopened to “safe corridor” countries without restriction (testing/quarantine). A list of the countries may be found here: https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Pages/travel.aspx

MARTINIQUE – Inter-island travel to Guadeloupe resumed.

MAURITANIA – Air border reopened. Visa on arrival resumed. 

MAURITIUS – Borders reopened. Those who have been in the UK, Japan, Brazil, or South Africa in the past 14 days shall be denied entry.

MAYOTTE – Air border open to Reunion and France and for essential purposes.

MEXICO – Air and sea borders open; land border with the U.S. open only to essential travel. 

MOLDOVA – Borders reopened to “green countries.” A list of “green countries” can be found here: https://msmps.gov.md/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/15-ianuarie-state-izolare–724×1024.png. Those from red countries may enter with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

MONACO – Borders reopened with restrictions.  

MONTENEGRO – Borders reopened. 

MONTSERRAT – Limited commercial flights resumed.

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).  Direct flights with the UK are suspended until further notice.

MOZAMBIQUE – Borders reopened. 

MYANMAR – Domestic flights resumed.

NAMIBIA – Borders reopened.

NAURU – Borders reopened to the following countries: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

NEPAL – Air border reopened visa holders, including for tourism. Travelers from the UK shall be barred from entry.

NETHERLANDS – Borders reopened to visitors from the EU/EFTA/Schengen Area although visitors from certain high risk areas are encouraged to quarantine. Visitors from third countries recommended by the EU (Aruba, Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius, St. Maarten, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, and China based on reciprocity) may also enter.  Those from outside these areas may transit. 

NEW CALEDONIA – Border reopened to Wallis and Futuna and French passport holders. 

NEW ZEALAND – Domestic flights resumed. 

NICARAGUA – Borders open. 

NIGER – Air border reopened to those with valid visas.

NIGERIA – Air border reopened.

NORTH MACEDONIA – Borders reopened. Direct flights from the UK is banned.

OMAN – Air border reopened those with visas. 

PAKISTAN – Air and sea borders reopened. Only Pakistani passport holders, NICOP and POC holders are allowed to enter Pakistan from the UK and South Africa until further notice.

PALAU – The international airport is open but flights are limited.

PANAMA – Air border reopened. Non-resident travelers who have been in the UK or South Africa in the past 20 days shall be barred from entry.

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

PARAGUAY – Borders reopened.  

PERU – Air border reopened.  Restrictions on flights from Europe, South Africa, and Brazil.

PHILIPPINES – Limited border reopening. 

POLAND – Borders reopened to travelers coming from European Union countries, UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, and Australia. Those who wish to enter for a special reason may request permission from the Chief Border Guard. 

PORTUGAL – Borders open the EU/Schengen Area, as well as Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Land border closed.

QATAR – Air border reopened to returning residents and certain category of travelers. Land border with Saudi Arabia to reopen.

REUNION – Borders open to those countries that may enter France.

ROMANIA – Borders reopened to EU/EEA and Schengen countries. 

RUSSIA – International flights to resumed with certain countries including Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Seychelles, Switzerland, Serbia, South Korea, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates.

RWANDA – Air 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. Travelers from UK or South Africa are barred from entry.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE – Air border reopened. 

SAUDI ARABIA – Air border reopened. Entry on tourist visas has been temporarily suspended. Some land borders reopened, including with Qatar. 

SENEGAL – Borders reopened to travelers from countries that do not restrict travelers from the Senegal. Land border with Gambia reopened.

SERBIA – Borders reopened.   

SEYCHELLES – Borders reopened to travelers from low-risk and medium risk countries as listed here: (http://www.health.gov.sc/wp-content/uploads/Countries-from-which-visitors-are-permitted-to-travel-to-Seychelles.pdf). Sea borders open to those with entry permission. 

SIERRA LEONE – Air border reopened.

SINGAPORE – Limited reopening of air border. Travelers who have been in the UK and South Africa in the past 14 days shall be barred from entry, including for transit.

SLOVAKIA – Visitors from “low risk countries and territories” may enter without restriction. Low risk countries include Australia, China, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.

SLOVENIA – Borders reopened to countries listed here without restriction: https://www.gov.si/novice/2021-01-28-pri-ukrepih-pri-vstopu-v-slovenijo-ni-vsebinskih-sprememb-grcija-ni-vec-na-rdecem-seznamu/.

SOLOMON ISLANDS – Limited reopening of air border. Those from the U.S. and U.K. are currently barred from entry. There are four categories of countries distributed by risk levels, and each level has different entry requirements. 

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

SOUTH AFRICA – Air border open. Visa exemption resumed for the US, UK, South Korea, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, France, Iran, Portugal, and Singapore.

SOUTH KOREA – Borders open.  Direct flights from the UK has been suspended until February 11th, 2021.

SOUTH SUDAN – Borders reopened. 

SPAIN – 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 – Borders reopened to primarily Eastern European countries. For additional information, please visit: https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/. Passenger flights from the UK are suspended until further notice. 

ST KITTS AND NEVIS – Borders reopened. British Airway flights are temporary suspended until March, 2021.

ST LUCIA – Borders reopened.

ST MARTIN – Borders reopened. 

ST PIERRE AND MIQUELON – Border reopened to countries permitted to enter France.

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – Borders reopened. 

SUDAN – Borders reopened. 

SURINAME – Borders partially reopened to non-commercial traffic.

SWEDEN – Borders are open to EU/EEA/Schengen visitors, as well as those arriving from the EU’s recommended list. There is a temporary ban on non-Swedish, non-essential travelers arriving from the UK and Denmark.

SWITZERLAND – Borders reopened to EU/Schengen states as well as other low-risk countries. Those on high-risk list have additional restrictions, including quarantine and for non-exempt travelers, a bar from entry including for transit. A list of high-risk countries can be found here: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html#1918240392. Travelers from the UK or South Africa shall be barred from entry.

SYRIA – Air border reopened.

TAIWAN – Air border open to travelers with permission. Direct flights from the UK is suspended. Transit flights are also suspended.

TAJIKISTAN – Air border reopened. A visa is required for entry as visa on arrival is cancelled. 

TANZANIA – Borders reopened. 

THAILAND – Air border reopened. Those seeking entry must request a “certificate of entry” from a diplomatic mission abroad, even if they are “visa exempt.” Those who are visa exempt previously for 30 days, may not get an exempt for 45 days (due to the requirement to quarantine for 14 days).

TOGO – Air border reopened. 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Domestic flights between Trinidad and Tobago resumed. 

TUNISIA – Borders reopened.  Travelers from the UK shall be barred from entry.

TURKEY – Borders reopened (except for land border with Iran). Direct flights from Brazil, the UK, Netherlands, Denmark and South Africa are currently suspended.

TURKMENISTAN – Land border reopened to commercial traffic with Iran and China. 

TURKS AND CAICOS – Borders reopened.

UGANDA – Borders reopened.

UKRAINE – Borders reopened.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Air border reopened.  Land border with Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia reopened. 

UNITED KINGDOM – Border open only to Ireland and its dependencies. For latest update, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#countries-and-territories-with-no-self-isolation-requirement-on-arrival-in-england.

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, South Africa, 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 U.S. is temporarily suspending the entry of immigrants and non-immigrants in work categories until March 31st, 2021. U.S. Embassies and consulates globally are suspending routine visa services or are providing very limited visa services.

UZBEKISTAN – Borders reopened. Travelers who have been in the UK, Austria, Australia, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, and South Africa in the past 14 days shall be barred from entry until February 1st.

VENEZUELA – Borders reopened to returning residents and certain classes of travelers. Limited commercial flights resumed. 

VIETNAM – Borders open to permitted business visitors.  Flights from UK and South Africa temporarily suspended.

WALLIS AND FUTUNA – Some travel resumed with surrounding French Polynesia islands.

ZAMBIA – Borders reopened.

ZIMBABWE – Borders reopened. 

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