Entry Requirements Country by Country [COVID-19]

Dreaming of going to Europe? Planning your trip to Oceania? Longing to visit Asia? Not sure about the entry requirements? This overview is just about what you need!

Some countries have managed to keep the Coronavirus pandemic rates under a certain level for a longer time. As a result, they will most probably re-open to welcome international travelers once again in summer 2020. Nonetheless, entry requirements country by country may depend on your citizenship or point of departure. We are keeping track of the updates in global travel and will let you know as soon as your destination is open to visitors. Still, make sure you check the entry policy of each country on your list and… finally, remember to pack your backpack!

Travel requirements worldwide: Latest news

We’ve come up with 4 categories of a country status to fill you in on what’s going on with the international travel. We’re making every effort to update it on a daily basis.

  • OPEN: Here’s a big YES for your vacation plans. No additional travel restrictions were introduced due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Nevertheless, for both transit and arriving passengers, there still may be some safety measures in place, such as a self-isolation on arrival.
  • OPENING: Finally! The country is gradually lifting its border restrictions for citizens of the countries with a low rate of Coronavirus cases. Amazing news, isn’t it? Still, check twice to make sure you are allowed to enter.
  • LIMITED: Almost there. There’s no ban on travel, but the restrictions may be contingent on your citizenship, itinerary origin or any other aspect of a country’s policy.
  • CLOSED: Sadly, travel is banned. Only citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members are allowed to enter. Exceptions may apply for particular groups of people such as health workers. Safety measures apply to all arriving passengers. Nonetheless, keep your head up!

Travel is coming back to Europe

CountryStatusWho can enter?Safety measures on arrival
United KingdomOPENAll travelers. General UK entry requirements apply. Check if you need a visa.14-day self-isolation for all arriving travelers from June 8, unless you are a transit passenger and don’t need to pass border inspection. Check if you qualify for exemptions.
FranceOPENINGOpen for tourists that are citizens of the EU countries and the Schengen non-EU members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein). BUT some restrictions apply to citizens of Spain and the UK.14-day quarantine for Spain and UK citizens
SpainOPENING from July 21Spain will reopen its borders for all Schengen and EU citizens. 14-day quarantine for citizens of France
NetherlandsLIMITEDOpen for citizens of 12 EU countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia.

Bad news: nationals of the UK, Denmark and Sweden are NOT allowed to enter.

Good news: planning to be opening soon for the citizens of Austria, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland.
Health checks. Proof of accommodation reservation is required.
TurkeyOPENINGOpen for nationals of Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan.Health checks.
GreeceOPENINGOpen for citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, China, South Korea, Lebanon, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Albania, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Northern Macedonia, Estonia, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Malta, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia.Possible health checks.
IrelandCLOSEDNon-essential travel is banned until further notice.14-day self-isolation for all with a few exceptions & need to fill in a Passenger Locator Form
PortugalOPENING from July 1Citizens of the Schengen countries and tourists from the US, Canada, Brazil and Portuguese-speaking countries.A document stating negative test results (issued 72h before departure) is required, OR the travellers will be tested on arrival. Also, additional health checks may apply.
Czech RepublicOPENINGOpen for citizens of the EU and Schengen Area countries such as Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland.

PLEASE NOTE that Citizens of Spain, France and Italy must provide a valid health certificate on arrival.

BUT citizens of Portugal, Sweden, Belgium and the UK are NOT allowed to enter.
It depends.
ItalyOPENINGOpen for tourists from the UK, the EU and the Schengen Member States.

Travel in North America

CountryStatusWho can enter?Safety measures on arrival
United StatesLIMITEDTravelers who in the last 14 days have been to/have transited Brazil, China, Iran, UK, Ireland and European Schengen area countries are NOT allowed to enter.

The country is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and their closest family. Learn more about exceptions.
14-day self-isolation
CanadaCLOSED Only Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Canada’s Indian Act. U.S. nationals are allowed to enter only for an essential purpose.14-day self-isolation
MexicoOPENNo limitations due to the pandemic. Check if you need a visa.Temperature screening and quaranine, if necessary
North America

Entry requirements in Oceania

CountryStatusWho can enter?Safety measures on arrival
AustraliaCLOSEDOnly Australian citizens, permanent residents, their closest family and citizens of New Zealand residing in Australia are allowed to enter. Check the full list of exemptions.14-day quarantine in your port of entry (you’ll be provided with a designated accommodation)
New ZealandCLOSED Only New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and residents with valid travel conditions. Check exceptional conditions, under which you are allowed you to enter the country.14-day quarantine in a government facility

International travel in Africa

CountryStatusWho can enter?Safety measures on arrival
EgyptCLOSED until June 30Only nationals and residents of Egypt.Need to complete Public Health Card on arrival
South Africa CLOSEDOnly nationals and residents of South Africa.Health checks on arrival and 21-day quarantine

Travel requirements in Asia

CountryStatusWho can enter?Safety measures on arrival
ThailandCLOSEDAll flights suspended.14-day quarantine
Indonesia CLOSEDOnly nationals and temporary/permanent residents of Indonesia.Health checks on arrival and 14-day quarantine
SingaporeCLOSEDOnly nationals can enter for now. Short-term tourist are not allowed.

BUT soon travalers coming from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Mainland China, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam (who remained there for the last 2 weeks prior to departure) will also be allowed to enter with NO need of quarantine.
14-day quarantine (Stay Home Notice) and a test at a passenger’s cost
PhilippinesCLOSEDOnly nationals and their closest family.Test on arrival and a 14-day quarantine & need to fill in a Case Investigation Form
JapanCLOSEDOnly nationals. Vias exemptions are suspended.

BUT soon business travelers, students and tourists from certain countries may be allowed to enter (Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam).
14-day quarantine & ban on using public transport
United Arab EmiratesCLOSEDOnly nationals.All residents need to have a Resident Entry Permit, undergo health screening on arrival & are subject to 14-day quarantine
IndiaCLOSED until June 30All flights are suspended.14-day quarantine

Middle East travel restrictions

CountryStatusWho can enter?Safety measures on arrival
IsraelCLOSEDOnly citizens and permanent resident are allowed to enter. NO transit is allowed.14-day state-controled quarantine in a hotel
Middle East

Your dream destination is still beyond your reach? Chin up! We’ll keep you busy with the updates in travel, so that you’ll become a well-equipped post-pandemic traveler.