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Quarantine-free travel from all states and territories is suspended. You'll need to enter managed isolation on entry to New Zealand (see 'Travel').
All land borders with Colombia and Peru, as well as ports, remain closed, although Ecuadorean nationals and foreign residents may be allowed to enter Ecuador, via Rumichaca and Huaquillas northern and southern borders. To enter Ecuador, you'll need to either present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within three days of arrival, have an antigen test taken within three days of arrival or present an official vaccination card showing you've received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (this measure is subject to constant review). You may also be tested for COVID-19 through an antigen test on arrival. If the result is positive, you'll need to quarantine.
Mexico's land borders with the US, Guatemala and Belize are closed to non-essential traffic. You should depart Mexico by air. If you're driving or travelling by road in Mexico, take care to only travel during daylight hours and use toll roads (cuota). Allow enough time to get to your destination before dark. Comply with instructions at checkpoints.
You must present your COVID-19 risk rating from the 'Ashyq' mobile application to enter most public places in Kazakhstan. This includes the Nur-Sultan and Almaty international airports. Only travellers with blue and green Ashyq risk rating can enter the airports (see 'Travel').
You can travel to Belgium if you
Entry into Russia, including through land borders, is restricted for most foreign travellers. Residents, close family members of Russian citizens, members of diplomatic missions, essential workers and some other categories of travellers may be allowed to enter. (See 'Travel'.)
You must provide a certificate with a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken with 72 hours before arrival. You may also be required to take an additional COVID-19 (PCR) test after seven days from your arrival. Airports are open but international flights are very limited.
Entry requirements to Guatemala have changed. To enter, you must provide either a negative COVID-19 test, or proof of vaccination, or evidence of having recovered from COVID-19. Business and other activity restrictions in each municipality are based on a traffic light system. You must wear a face mask when outside and maintain social distancing. If you don't comply, you could be fined or arrested.
Kyrgyz Republic has reintroduced some COVID-19 restrictions. A negative COVID-19 (PCR) test is required to taken within 72 hours before your arrival. You may be required to take another PCR test upon arrival. Proof of vaccination with some vaccines may also assist entry into Kyrgyz Republic (see 'Travel'). Further restrictions could be reintroduced at short notice. Contact your airline or nearest embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to confirm visa and entry requirements.
Entry into Croatia is restricted due to COVID-19. You can enter for tourism or compelling personal reasons. Proof is required. A negative test is required if you're coming from a country on the red or dark red list of the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. You must have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken in the 72 hours before arrival or a negative rapid antigen test taken in the 48 hours before arrival. Other entry requirements are in place if you're coming from within the EU or Schengen Area. See 'Travel'.
Commercial flights to and from Tajikistan remain very limited. Land border crossings are closed to travellers. All international travellers arriving in Tajikistan must provide confirmation of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result, issued within 72 hours of arrival. The test must be a COVID-19 (PCR) swab test. Other test results including antibody tests are not accepted. Face masks are mandatory in public. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Tajikistan to confirm entry requirements.
To enter or exit Zimbabwe, you must have a negative PCR test. This must be from an approved laboratory through the Trusted Travel platform. Quarantine measures apply on arrival. See 'Travel'. Restrictions due to COVID-19 have tightened. Intercity travel is prohibited. All gatherings except funerals are banned. Businesses and shops have reduced opening hours. A curfew remains in place. Arrangements remain fluid. You should contact your nearest Zimbabwean embassy and airline to confirm requirements.
All international passenger flights to and from Turkmenistan remain suspended, road borders are closed and passenger ferries are cancelled. Only Turkmen citizens, diplomats, permanent residents and essential workers are allowed to enter. All international arrivals are required to take a COVID-19 (PCR) test and undertake 21-day quarantine in a state-run facility. It is compulsory to wear a face mask in public. Inter-regional travel is currently restricted (see 'Travel').
On 25 July, Tunisia's President dismissed the Prime Minister and suspended Parliament. On-going demonstrations may take place. Avoid all protests and large gatherings as they may turn violent. To enter Tunisia, you'll need proof of a COVID-19 (PCR) test and must undertake self-isolation. A nation-wide curfew is in place and other restrictions apply. See 'Travel'. Follow the advice of local authorities.
Entry requirements to Serbia have changed. Serbia has expanded the list of recognised foreign vaccination certificates. All travellers from India, regardless of nationality, must quarantine for seven days on arrival. Some in-country COVID-19 restrictions have been loosened. Monitor media and follow the Australian Embassy Facebook page for updates. See 'Travel'.
The Government of Ethiopia has temporarily ceased issuing visas on arrival and e-visas. You'll need an electronic COVID-19 test certificate to enter, depart or transit through Ethiopia (see 'Travel'). The level of advice for the Regional State of Tigray and surrounding areas remains 'do not travel' (level 4 of 4) due to ongoing armed clashes and deadly violence. Some flights are suspended, land borders are closed and communications networks may be disrupted. If you
You can travel to Poland if you're travelling from within the EU and Schengen Area, or if you are travelling from a COVID-19
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, South Korea has four levels of Social Distancing. Follow local media as levels and restrictions can change frequently. You're required to wear a mask in indoor public places or on public transport. You're also required to wear a mask in outdoor areas if you are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance from others. Limited exemptions apply.
You can travel to Ireland if you're within the EU and Schengen Area or if you're travelling from a
Violent incidents and looting recently occurred in KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng provinces. Shopping malls and other business premises were targeted. There may be disruptions to essential services and supplies. Monitor local and social media for updates. Avoid areas where protests are taking place. Don
Foreign nationals without a residency permit can't travel to Taiwan at the moment. Exceptions will be considered only on emergency or humanitarian grounds. International airport transits are not permitted. Quarantine measures have been tightened and you'll be tested for COVID-19 many times. If you've visited a "high risk country" in the last 14 days, you must quarantine in group quarantine facilities, paid for by Taiwan. If you've travelled from other countries, you can quarantine in a quarantine hotel or a group quarantine facility at your own expense. Wear a face mask at all times in public. Avoid unnecessary movement, activities, or gatherings. Follow the advice of local health authorities and check for updates.
Iceland's borders are only open to travellers from EU/EEA and Schengen states, as well as certain approved countries, including Australia. If you're travelling to Iceland you're required to fill out a pre-registration form prior to arrival. You must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken no more than 72 hours before boarding an aircraft to Iceland, regardless of whether you're vaccinated. Iceland is accepting vaccination certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme. You don't need to be tested on arrival if you're fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 infection. If you're not vaccinated or don't have proof that you have previously been infected with COVID-19, you must take two COVID-19 (PCR) tests, separated by five days quarantine until the results of the second test are known. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from testing requirements prior to and upon arrival in Iceland. Transit passengers who don't leave the terminal facilities are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.
Flight options to Australia are extremely limited due to restrictions by third countries on the entry/transit of passengers from Bangladesh. To enter Bangladesh you must present a negative COVID-19 certificate on arrival (regardless of vaccination status) with the test taken within 72 hours of arrival. You'll also need to undergo 14 days of mandatory isolation in a private residence or hotel.
Chile has eased certain COVID-19 border restrictions for citizens and residents. Non resident foreigners are allowed to enter if they meet strict requirements. Total lockdowns have been lifted for most of the country. A nationwide nightly curfew remains in place from 10pm to 5am, or 12am to 5am depending on the location (see Travel).
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You can only enter Norway if you're a resident or citizen, have a valid EU COVID certificate or reside in certain low-risk countries. All travellers must register no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Norway if coming from a country or area that is subject to quarantine, unless you have a valid EU COVID certificate. You must present proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR or antigen) test taken within 24 hours before the scheduled departure of your first flight to Norway unless you have a valid EU COVID certificate or are coming from a low-risk country. You must also have a COVID-19 test on arrival unless you have a valid EU COVID certificate. You must quarantine unless you are travelling from a low-risk country or have a valid EU COVID certificate. Exemptions apply. See 'Travel'.
You'll need proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of recent recovery from COVID-19 infection to enter Montenegro. You may be exempt from this rule if you're travelling from certain countries. Nightclubs, festivals, parties and indoor mass gatherings are banned. Indoor dining is only possible with a negative PCR test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recent recovery from COVID-19. Further restrictions are in place in Budva municipality. Restrictions may change at short notice. If you're staying in Montenegro, follow the advice of local authorities. See 'Travel'.
Additional COVID-19 safety measures are now in place throughout Morocco. A nationwide curfew from 11pm to 4:30am is in place. Inter-regional travel is now heavily restricted. There are entry requirements and restrictions depending on the country you
You must show proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test if you're entering Kosovo from a country with high levels of infection, taken within 72 hours of your arrival. A vaccination certificate, or blood serology antibody test confirming you've recovered from COVID-19, is also accepted. Passengers from India, Brazil and South Africa aren't allowed to enter, unless they are citizens of Kosovo. You must wear a face mask outdoors, unless walking alone or exercising and in all indoor public spaces, and on public transport. Cafes, restaurants and most shops are open with restricted hours. Limits on numbers of guests are in place. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media.
You need approval to enter Vietnam. You must quarantine for 14 days at a government approved quarantine facility. You'll then need to quarantine an extra 14 days at home. Vietnam has implemented nationwide social distancing measures in response to COVID-19. These measures vary between provinces and change at short notice. Follow the advice of local authorities. Monitor the Australian Embassy's social media for major updates.
The State of Emergency has been extended to 31 December. COVID-19 remains a risk in Vanuatu. You can't travel to Vanuatu without specific permission. Permission is also required for arrival by private vessel. You can expect extra health screening measures and mandatory quarantine. You'll also need proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before your flight. There are limited international flights to and from Vanuatu. Vanuatu has commenced its national COVID-19 vaccination program. The program is open to all adults.
Due to COVID-19, FSM has closed its border until further notice. This covers all arrivals by air and sea. Follow the social media accounts of the Australian Embassy in the FSM for updates (see 'Local Contacts').
If you're a Singaporean citizen, permanent resident or long-term pass holder travelling to Singapore, you'll need to follow testing and isolation requirements. You can't travel to Singapore from Australia if you hold an Air Travel Pass. See 'Travel' for requirements that apply if you're travelling from another destination. Long term pass holders that have travelled to higher-risk destinations may not receive an entry approval.
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Avoid protests and demonstrations as they can turn violent. You'll need to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than three days before arrival. You'll be screened and tested at the airport. You'll need to pre-pay for the COVID-19 test online before travelling to Ghana (see 'Travel'). Follow the advice of local authorities.
You'll have to enter mandatory quarantine for 10 days on arrival in Guam. If you're transiting Guam for more than 13 hours, you'll also need to go into mandatory quarantine for the duration of transit. You may apply for an exemption if you have proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before arrival. If you're arriving in Guam from a location outside the USA, you'll also need a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test result. Check with your airline or travel agent for latest information.
Protests may occur in Eswatini and can turn violent. Avoid protests and stay up to date with local developments. A curfew is in place. To enter Eswatini, you need proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your arrival.
Entry requirements to Germany have changed. You can travel to Germany from within the EU and Schengen Area or from a country with a low rate of COVID-19. You must provide either a negative COVID-19 test, or proof of vaccination, or evidence of having recovered from COVID-19. If you've stayed in a COVID-19 risk area within 10 days prior to entering Germany, you must register online. See 'Travel'. Widespread flooding has impacted parts of Germany. Follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local news and social media for updates.
Slovenia is no longer using a traffic light system (dark red, red, amber and green lists) for entry. The same entry requirements apply regardless of where you're coming from. See 'Travel'.
The Cook Islands has opened its borders to passenger flights from New Zealand. You'll need to meet eligibility criteria and immigration requirements. You'll also need to have been in New Zealand for 14 days before arrival and submit Online Contact Information before travel (see 'Travel').
From 19 July, most COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted. Border controls, quarantine, testing, and self-isolation for positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts remain (see 'Travel' and
To travel to Malta, you must provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test, taken within 72 hours before arrival. You'll also need to quarantine for 14 days at your own expense. You can avoid these requirements if you hold a recognised COVID-19 vaccine certificate.
A total lockdown is in place for Kigali and the following districts: Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Nyagatare, Rubavu, Rwanagana and Rutsiro. You can only move in these areas for essential services. There's no movement allowed in the rest of the country between 6pm and 4am. You can't travel between districts except for medical reasons and other essential services. Wear a face mask at all times. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Follow the advice of local authorities.
Trinidad and Tobago has reopened its borders to travellers fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You'll have to get a TTravel Pass from the Ministry of National Security before you travel. On arrival, you'll also need to show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours before you arrive. Monitor advice from local authorities for entry requirements (see 'Travel'). A state of emergency and restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 remains in place, including a curfew.
Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, lockdown restrictions remain in effect in Malaysia. All non-essential government services, businesses and education institutions are closed. COVID-19 restrictions can change quickly. Be aware of restrictions at your location and follow the advice of local authorities. Inter-district and interstate travel are not permitted. You'll need police permission to travel to Kuala Lumpur International Airport due to COVID-19 restrictions. Foreigners, including visitors and long term foreign residents, have been arrested and charged for breaching COVID-19 restrictions, including failure to socially distance in public places or being present in a venue that is suspected of breaching current rules. A temporary ban on flights to and from India is in place. All passengers travelling from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, except for Malaysian citizens, are not permitted to enter or transit Malaysia.
We advise do not travel (level 4 of 4) to Myanmar due to ongoing civil unrest and armed conflict. There has been a significant increase in the level of violence with many deaths, injuries and arrests. Explosions are occurring in Yangon and other parts of the country, and have included police stations, ward administration offices township electricity offices, civilian facilities and shops. Police and military vehicles and security personnel have been targeted. Maintain heightened security awareness, avoid facilities and vehicles linked to security forces, and move away from anything of concern. Avoid all protests and areas of known and possible unrest. A curfew is in place. There have been widespread detentions, including of foreigners. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention. If it's safe to do so, leave Myanmar by commercial means on one of the limited international flights departing Yangon. Contact airlines directly. All bookings for departures from Myanmar must be made at least 10 days in advance of the intended departure and be shared with Myanmar
You must present evidence of negative COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival in Mauritius. You can't enter Mauritius if you've been in South Africa or Brazil within 15 days of your arrival. If you're vaccinated, you can quarantine in a COVID-19 safe hotel. You must take a COVID-19 test on days 7 and 14 of your quarantine. Most services are operational with restrictions and strict sanitary measures in place. You'll have to show a vaccination card or a recent negative COVID-19 PCR test result to go to educational institutions and medical centres. You're allowed to take part in social, cultural, and sporting activities. Cinemas, casinos, bars and nightclubs are closed. There's a 50-person limit for private and public gatherings. Public transport is operating.
To enter Palau, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Children under 12 years of age are exempt. You must also provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within three days before your departure. You'll need to self-isolate on arrival for five days, followed by a COVID-19 test on day five. Flights from Taiwan are suspended until the end of July. See 'Travel' for entry requirements.
Flights departing for Australia are limited and schedules may change at short notice. To leave Sri Lanka, you'll need to take a rapid antigen test within eight hours before checking in for your flight. To travel to Sri Lanka, you must show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test report in English when checking in. The test must be taken within 72 hours of your departure or you won't be able to board your flight. You'll need to meet certain requirements to stay (see 'Travel'). Curfews and travel restrictions may be imposed at short notice. Follow media and the advice of local authorities to stay up to date.
Travel to and from the UAE, Ethiopia and Vietnam has been suspended, due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19. You may not be able to travel to Australia or Saudi Arabia by transiting via the UAE. Entry into Saudi Arabia remains suspended for expatriates travelling from certain countries (see 'Travel'). The ban also applies to expatriates transiting these countries in the 14 days prior to their planned arrival into Saudi Arabia. Tourist visas remain suspended.
Oman has banned entry from a number of countries. Check with your nearest Oman Embassy or airline for the latest list, which could change at short notice. A limited schedule of international flights to and from Oman have resumed. Entry is restricted to citizens and residents. A COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival is mandatory and you'll have to undertake mandatory institutional health isolation at your own expense (see 'Travel'). Valid health insurance covering COVID-19 is required. A ban on movement is in place until 31 July and applies between 5pm to 4am, except for the three days of Eid Al Adha (20-22 July) where the lockdown will be all day long. Home delivery services are allowed. All leisure spaces, beaches and public parks are closed.
Greece has COVID-19 restrictions in place. Restrictions on movement within Greece can change without warning. Masks and social distancing are mandatory in all indoor spaces such as shops and airports. Masks should also be worn outdoors if you're in close contact with others. Monitor the local media for latest information and follow the instructions of local authorities.
The US Government has issued a security alert reminding citizens that extremist groups seek to target locations in Niamey frequented by Westerners. You
Qatar has updated their travel policy. Entry is now permitted for family visitors, business travellers and tourists who are fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from COVID-19. You must pre-register at least 12 hours before travel and have a negative PCR test within 72 hours before arriving in Qatar. You may also have to do a COVID-19 test on arrival. Stay up to date with current restrictions and the travel policy (see 'Travel').
If you're travelling to Jordan, you'll need to have COVID-19 (PCR) tests conducted at your country of departure within 72 hours of travel and on arrival in Jordan. You may be exempt from the PCR test on arrival if you're travelling from a designated country and are able to provide proof of having received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine.
You must self-isolate for 14 days if you're entering Slovakia unless you're fully vaccinated. You'll have to show a certificate proving your vaccination status in Slovak, Czech or English.
There's shortages of medicines and fuel, with frequent power outages. Protests are taking place in Beirut, some of which have turned violent. Avoid protests and Beirut
A state of emergency has been declared in Tokyo from 12 July to 22 August. This will include the duration of the Olympic Games. Bars and restaurants will be prohibited from serving alcohol and will be asked to close by 8pm.
Restrictions in Portugal are changing frequently as variants of concern spread. Check the rules in your area carefully and follow them. You'll be required to provide a negative COVID-19 (NAAT, including PCR, or TRAg) test before boarding any flight to mainland Portugal. Portugal is accepting certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme. There are additional restrictions for arrivals and departures with certain countries, including the UK and a number of European countries. You may only be permitted to enter Portugal for essential reasons and you may need to isolate at home for 14 days on arrival. See 'Travel'.
There is a current peak in COVID-19 transmission and very high demand on hospitals in Jakarta and other parts of Java. All domestic air travel requires evidence of at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, except if you are travelling to transit to a departing international flight. To enter Indonesia you must show evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination. These vaccination requirements also apply to children between the ages of 12-17. It's recommended Australians seek medical advice on vaccination for children. Travellers with a medical certificate confirming they are not fit to be vaccinated are exempt. Negative COVID-19 PCR tests are required for both domestic and international travel. Mandatory hotel quarantine of 8 days is required for international arrivals. Contact your travel provider for up-to-date details. Follow the advice of the local authorities and monitor media for the latest updates.
Following the assassination of the Haitian president on 7 July, Haitian authorities declared a state of siege in effect through the country for 15 days. During this period, security forces have increased rights to conduct search and seizures, and to detain persons of interest. The security situation remains volatile and could worsen quickly.
If you arrive in Egypt from Australia, you'll need to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate taken in the 96 hours before the departure of your direct flight to Egypt. If you're arriving from another country check entry requirements with your airline. Depending on where you arrive from, you may be required to undertake a rapid COVID-19 test at Cairo International Airport. Other measures may be introduced at short notice. Check with your airline and follow the advice of local authorities.
Flights in and out of Belarus are extremely limited. A number of countries (including all EU member states, the UK and Ukraine) have banned the overflight of their airspace by Belarusian airlines. Travel to or from Belarus is only possible through an indirect air route via a country that has not imposed a ban. Most foreign citizens can only enter and exit Belarus through Minsk National Airport. Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 remain in place (see 'Travel').
Bulgarian authorities have implemented a new system of classification for travellers arriving based on green, orange and red zones. Entry restrictions and other requirements apply. See 'Travel'.
COVID-19 safety measures are in place throughout Spain and vary between regions. You must complete an online Health Control form 48 hours prior to air and sea travel to Spain. If you
COVID-19 remains a serious health risk, with a high number of infections. A State of Emergency is in place and isolation zones apply in several municipalities, including Dili. Some exemptions apply. Mandatory random COVID-19 testing may be required. Entry restrictions apply to all travellers (air, land and sea) and can change with little notice. You must provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. Unless fully vaccinated, you'll also be subject to at least 14 days mandatory quarantine at a location determined by authorities, likely at your own expense, and further mandatory COVID-19 testing. If you're coming from a country with the Delta variant, you'll need to show full vaccination and complete five days quarantine.
There's an ongoing State of Alert in Romania. Entry restrictions and requirements depend on your country of departure (see 'Travel'). Romania accepts certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme. Face masks are mandatory throughout the country in all indoor locations. Other restrictions may be in place for high risk locations. See 'Travel'.
Entry rules depend on the country you're travelling from. EU citizens can enter Lithuania if they have an EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate. Check with the Lithuanian Ministry of Health website to see if you can enter without a certificate. You may need to provide a negative COVID-19 test or evidence of being fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine (see
Commercial flights are now operating, but land and sea borders are still closed. You must have approval to enter Sierra Leone. This can be obtained online (see 'Travel'). A negative COVID-19 (PCR) test must also be presented, taken in the 7 days before departure. Additional COVID-19 testing is conducted on arrival. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Sierra Leone.
The security situation throughout Iraq remains volatile. If you intend to travel to Iraq despite our advice, consult your airline before travelling and check travel restrictions. Due to the volatile security environment and the ongoing threat of kidnappings, we advise you to leave Iraq as soon as you are able to do so. If you're staying in Iraq, be alert and check media for updates on new threats.
Lesotho has COVID-19 restrictions in place. Inbound international travel by foreign nationals is banned and outbound international travel is restricted. If you're allowed to cross the border, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of your arrival (see 'Travel'). There's a curfew between 9pm and 5am.
Bahrain has further refined its COVID-19 measures, including by introducing a traffic light system. Flight options to Australia are unpredictable and may stop without notice.
Switzerland has eased COVID-19 restrictions. A COVID-19 (PCR) test is only required for people arriving by air who are not vaccinated or have not recovered from COVID-19. Masks no longer need to be worn outdoors. Other restrictions have eased. See 'Travel'.
From 1 July, Turkey will lift curfews, Sunday lockdowns and restrictions on public and inter-city transport. Most businesses will be permitted to resume normal operating hours. Requirements for entering Turkey depend on where you've been in the 14 days prior to your arrival (see 'Travel').
Mongolia has imposed COVID-19 restrictions on some activities and businesses. Limited commercial international and charter flights operate, but domestic flights remain suspended. On arrival in Mongolia, you must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours and then quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at your own expense, followed by a further seven days of self-isolation at home. Movement restrictions between Ulaanbaatar and the provinces are in place. You'll need an exemptions to visit most regions. Current restrictions are in place until 31 August. Follow the advice of local authorities.
Namibia has introduced new restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Domestic travel between regions within Namibia is prohibited. A curfew is in place between 9pm and 4am. To enter Namibia, you'll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within 7 days before you arrive. If you don't follow the Namibian Government COVID-19 regulations, you may be subject to legal process, including fines. Keep up to date with local advice.
Samoa has closed its borders, except to returning citizens and residents, or where specific permission is granted. If you've had a positive COVID-19 PCR test in the last six months, you'll not be allowed to travel to Samoa unless you meet strict criteria. Commercial flights between Samoa and Australia have been suspended until further notice. Australians wishing to leave Samoa can contact the Australian High Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information on current flight restrictions.
Terrorists have attacked the town of Palma in Cabo Delgado. Terrorists remain active in the area and attacks on other towns are possible especially in areas frequented by foreigners or in towns and other areas where foreign companies operate and where expatriate staff reside. Australians in Cabo Delgado should leave the area if it is safe to do so. If you decide to remain in the area, maintain heightened security awareness, monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities.
PNG's borders remain closed to most travellers. You will only be allowed to travel to PNG if you're fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have permission from local authorities. If you're allowed to enter PNG, you must quarantine at a designated facility for 21 days. All persons who are vaccinated are allowed to travel without restrictions within PNG.
Nepal continues to impose localised lockdowns and restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19, including in Kathmandu. A limited number of international and domestic commercial flights are operating. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the Australian Embassy on Facebook (@australianembassynepal) and Twitter (@AusAmbNP) for regular updates.
Austria has lockdown measures in place (see 'Travel'). Borders remain open, but local regulations and entry restrictions can change at short notice. Keep in contact with your travel provider for the latest information. Follow the advice of local authorities. Austria is accepting certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme.
If you're not a Hungarian national then you're not allowed to enter Hungary unless you have an exemption (see 'Travel'). You can still transit through Hungary but must undergo a medical examination at the border and show no symptoms of COVID-19. Entry restrictions may change at short notice. Partial lockdown measures are in place. Follow the advice of local authorities. Hungary is accepting certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme.
With the departure of international military forces, there's an increased risk of attacks. The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely dangerous. The Australian Embassy in Kabul has closed and moved to a non-resident model. Our ability to provide consular assistance to Australians remaining in Afghanistan is severely limited. Australians in need of consular assistance should contact the Australian Government 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia.
There are some COVID-19 prevention measures still in place in the Netherlands. Entry and departure from the Netherlands remains restricted depending on the country you're travelling from or going to. The Netherlands will accept EU Digital COVID-19 Certificates as proof of negative test result, vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. In certain circumstances, travellers from within the EU who produce this certificate will be exempt from requirements to self-quarantine or produce negative COVID-19 results.
There are additional national measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Requirements are linked to the assessed risk level of the region you are in (see 'Travel'). Regions and other local authorities may adjust measures, including localised curfews and lockdowns. Follow social distancing protocols and use masks in line with required measures in the region. Monitor and follow the advice of local authorities.
You may be able to travel to the Czech Republic, depending on the country you're travelling from and provided you meet the latest requirements. EU citizens can enter the Czech Republic if they have an EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate. Health and travel restrictions change frequently. You must follow the latest measures put in place by the Czech Republic's Ministry of Interior. See 'Travel'.
Belize is open to foreign visitors for recreation and tourism. Visitors must use designated 'Gold Standard' hotels and transport, and must present proof of COVID-19 immunisation or negative COVID-19 test on arrival.
From 5 July, if you're fully vaccinated and meet certain conditions, you may be exempt from quarantine and testing requirements when entering Canada. If you're arriving by air and don't fully meet vaccinated exemption conditions, you'll need to reserve a three night stay in a government authorised hotel prior to departing for Canada. Travel restrictions and requirements, including on entry, quarantine and testing, continue to apply (see 'Travel').
New restrictions apply in counties of western Kenya that have been declared a
You can enter Finland with no self-quarantine requirements if you
To enter or depart Uganda you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 120 hours of arrival/departure. Private and public transport within and across districts is banned except for tourist vehicles and essential workers (emergency, police and army). COVID-19 restrictions are in place including a curfew from 7pm to 5.30am (see 'Travel'). If you show symptoms of COVID-19, expect local authorities to quarantine you at a government isolation centre. Monitor the media for information on latest developments.
There's widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in Iran with medical facilities under serious pressure. There's a curfew from 10pm to 3am. Breach of the curfew will result in a fine. If despite our advice you travel to Iran, you'll need to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test at the port of entry and exit of Iran. In addition, you'll be tested at the port of entry to Iran. If you're suspected of having the virus, you'll be quarantined at a government-managed facility at your own expense. Failure to wear a face covering in public could result in a fine. Medical evacuation is not likely to be possible. If you
Land and sea borders in Burundi are mostly closed except for the movement of goods. There are limited commercial flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport. You must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding your flight when entering the country. On arrival, you must take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate at a hotel of your choice for 24 hours until you receive the test results. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to treatment facilities at their own cost. Follow the advice of local authorities.
Entry, exit and quarantine protocols for French Polynesia can differ depending on which country you're arriving from or departing to. Fully vaccinated arrivals from certain countries may be able to obtain an exemption from quarantine requirements. Check with your airline or travel agent for up-to-date information. Strict measures, including curfews, can be enforced by authorities at short notice. See 'Travel' below.
France has introduced a traffic light-based border control system. Entry and departure from France remains restricted depending on the country you're coming from or going to. If you're not vaccinated against COVID-19, you'll need a COVID-19 (PCR) test to enter France. These measures can change at short notice (see 'Travel'). Contact your closest embassy or consulate of France, and monitor the French Government's COVID-19 pages for the latest update. Some COVID-19-related restrictions are in force across France.
Foreign visitors are not permitted to enter Kuwait. Fully vaccinated foreign residents will be permitted to enter Kuwait from 1 August. Restrictions on public gatherings and
Entry to Malawi from land or air borders is restricted, exceptions apply (see 'Travel'). If you're eligible to enter, you must produce a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken in the 72 hours before you arrive. You'll be tested for COVID-19 at the airport on arrival and self-isolate as required. You must also complete
Mandatory quarantine of seven days applies for certain vaccinated travellers (see 'Travel'). All other travellers must continue to do 14 days quarantine. Arrival requests, including vaccination declarations
The UAE Government has introduced a 'green pass' based on the Emirate's 4-pillar strategy to combat COVID-19. The green pass is used with the Alhosn application to show vaccination status and PCR test validity. Check the latest information for travel to, from or connecting through Abu Dhabi and Dubai (see 'Travel'). Contact your airline directly for the latest update on entry or exit requirements as requirements may change at short notice. Delays and disruptions are likely.
Mandatory quarantine (14 days) applies to all visitors arriving from India. You must wear a mask in public transport and other indoor areas. Failure to comply may result in a fine. Commercial premises may be closed or providing restricted services. North Macedonia
Entry into Azerbaijan for those without legal residency remains restricted. There are currently no restrictions on travel within Azerbaijan. Most businesses and services are open including restaurants, cafes and shopping malls. The wearing of masks outdoors is no longer mandatory. Restrictions may change at short notice. Follow local media and the advice of local authorities for the latest updates.
Large scale violent protests are taking place in Colombia. There have been reports of deaths and injuries. The protests may disrupt transportation and the supply of food, water and medical services. Some cities have movement restrictions in place (see 'Travel'). You should avoid demonstrations and monitor local media for updates. All land, river and sea borders are now open. Colombia no longer requires travellers to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result to enter the country.
Existing nationwide restrictions continue to be renewed after their expiry. Provincial governments may implement restrictions in different ways, depending on local circumstances. Check with your local authorities as restrictions vary within each jurisdiction around the nation.
A nationwide curfew is in place between 11pm and 6am. During curfew, you can only leave home for essential work and emergency purposes. If you need to leave home during curfew you'll need to seek permission from the police. Face coverings must be worn at all times in indoor public places. Follow the advice of local authorities and adhere to social distancing protocols.
To enter Ukraine, a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 will now be accepted. You
Some international flights into and from Asmara have resumed but remain limited. Check with your airline. Local authorities have relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. There remains the possibility of curfews, travel restrictions or other measures being re-introduced at short notice. Regularly check the advice of local authorities.
There's a ban on non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU until 31 August. Several countries, including Australia, are exempt from this ban due to the low risk of COVID-19. Anyone entering Sweden must show a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 48 hours before arrival, unless you
Lockdown measures are in place. Non-essential travel to Estonia by non-EU citizens and residents to the EU and Schengen Area is restricted. It may be possible for Australians without COVID-19 symptoms to enter Estonia from an EU Member State, Schengen Convention state and other approved countries. PCR testing and self-isolation is required. Quarantine-free travel to Estonia is possible from a number of countries with low infection rates. For more information travellers should visit the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (see
Before arriving in the Seychelles, you must apply for a Health Travel Authorisation and evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken in the 72 hours before you travel. Quarantine measures are in place and there are entry restrictions if you're travelling from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan or South Africa. The Seychelles have implemented a nationwide curfew from 11pm to 4am. There are restrictions on movement and gatherings. All schools in Praslin and La Digue are closed; schools in Mahe are progressively opening.
The Philippines continues to implement a range of COVID-19 measures throughout the country, which change regularly. Follow the Philippines Department of Tourism for the latest advice.
Brazil is experiencing an increase of COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths, putting severe pressure on local health systems. A number of state and municipal governments have reinstated COVID-19 restrictions. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. If in need of consular assistance contact +55 61 3226 3111. Register or update your details with DFAT if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident seeking to return to Australia (see 'Travel').
Paraguay is observing
From 1 August, long-term residents in Brunei or citizens must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to leave the country. Brunei has transit and entry restrictions for visitors until further notice. If you're sponsored by the Brunei Government, registered company or a family member, who is a Brunei citizen or resident, an application for a Travel Entry Pass to enter Brunei can be made on your behalf. The Travel Entry Pass is not a visa. If you've been issued with a Travel Entry Pass, a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test result taken in the 72 hours before you depart for Brunei is required. You'll also be required to undergo mandatory self-isolation at a government approved hotel for a period of between 2 to 14 days. The duration of the self-isolation notice given upon arrival is determined by Brunei
Uruguay has closed all its borders to all travellers, with some exceptions for freight workers and residents. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for updates on flight options for returning to Australia.
To enter Moldova, you'll need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test performed in the 72 hours before arrival (See 'Travel'). A State of Emergency is no longer in effect, however public health measures remain in place. Masks must be worn in all public places, both indoors and outdoors. Follow the advice of local authorities.
You can't enter Israel unless you're an Israeli citizen or resident or you meet exception requirements for entry. If you're permitted entry, you must show evidence that you can self-quarantine or stay in a designated facility. Israel has implemented nation-wide lockdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Palestinian Authority has measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, including restrictions at tourist and religious sites. Gaza
Limited international flights from Algeria have resumed. Domestic flights are operational. On arrival in Algeria you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result, taken in the 36 hours before departure. Further testing applies on arrival (see 'Travel'). Measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including curfews, are in place in large cities and provinces. These may change at short notice.
To enter Bolivia, you'll need to fill in an online statutory declaration, have proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken three days before your arrival and quarantine for 10 days on arrival. Observe social distancing and use face masks when in public. If you're in Bolivia and want to return to Australia, register your details with the Australian Embassy in Lima. Follow the Embassy on social media for updates on possible departure information (see 'Local contacts').
Further restrictions on commercial activity have been lifted, but the curfew remains in place from 11pm to 5am and face masks are mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public areas. Restaurants will be permitted to open on weekdays and weekends for both indoor and outdoor service from 1 June. Foreign citizens and residents of a limited number of countries, not including Australia, are now allowed to enter Georgia under specific conditions. Entry is unrestricted for travellers who have documentary proof of having received a full course of COVID-19 vaccination (see 'Travel').
There's currently a heightened political situation in Mali including the capital Bamako. You're encouraged to stay indoors, avoid unnecessary travel and monitor local media. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Mali. The Canadian Embassy can provide emergency consular assistance to Australians in need (see 'Local contacts').
Some international flights into and from Sudan have resumed but remain limited. Check with your airline. Local authorities have removed all national COVID-19 restrictions. There remains the possibility of curfews, travel restrictions or other measures being re-introduced at short notice. Regularly check the advice of local authorities. We now advise do not travel to areas within 20km of the border with Eritrea and Ethiopia (see 'Safety').
Only Tongan citizens and permanent residents can enter Tonga at this time. Most international flights have been cancelled, and options to leave are extremely limited. A state of emergency is in force and activities are restricted to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Due to COVID-19, Marshall Islands has closed its borders until further notice. This covers all arrivals by air and cruise ship. Follow the Australian Embassy in the Marshall Islands social media accounts for regular updates (see 'Local contacts').
DRC has opened some of its international borders and
Facilitated commercial flights from India to Australia have resumed. You'll now need to undertake a rapid antigen test prior to boarding these flights, in addition to the PCR test already required before travel to Australia. COVID-19 infection numbers are increasing rapidly across India. Lockdowns and curfews have been imposed in some states to curb transmission. Penalties may be imposed if you breach the restrictions. India's ban on international commercial flights remains in place. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. Australians in need of emergency consular assistance should contact the Australian Government 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia.
Containment zones are currently in place on Viti Levu, restricting movement into, out of and within the zones. Across the whole of Viti Levu restrictions (including curfew hours) may change at short notice. 24-hour curfews may also be introduced for extended periods at short notice. Ensure you have sufficient essential supplies. International flights are irregular and may be suspended or cancelled. Domestic flights and ferries departing and arriving Viti Levu are suspended. If you're travelling to Fiji and you hold a work or residency permit, you
You must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test report in English when checking in for your flight to the Maldives. The test must be conducted within 96 hours of your departure or you'll be unable to board your flight. Use of masks is mandatory while travelling by air, sea and in enclosed public places. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities.
Travellers to Hong Kong are only required to quarantine for seven days in a 'government designated hotel' if you've been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival and have stayed in Australia or other designated low risk areas in the 21 days prior to your arrival. You'll then need to complete seven days of self-monitoring and a compulsory COVID-19 test on the 12th day. The 14 and 21 day compulsory quarantine requirement remains in place for travellers who have not been vaccinated and/or who have stayed in most other places outside China (see
The Nigerian Government has reintroduced a range of COVID-19 related restrictions, including closing event locations, bars and nightclubs, with restaurants to provide eat-in service at 50% capacity only. The 12am to 4am curfew is strictly enforced. Nigeria has banned entry to non-Nigerian passport holders who have travelled to Brazil, India or Turkey in the preceding 14 days. The potential for terrorism and civil unrest continues throughout Nigeria, including major cities like Lagos, Kano and Abuja.
There has been a gradual lift of movement and gathering restrictions for people in Cyprus in possession of a 'SafePass'. A curfew remains in place between 11pm and 5am. Additional restrictions on movement and gatherings continue to apply. See 'Travel'.
If you're travelling to Tanzania, you must have a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test result taken in the 72 hours before your arrival, complete the Ministry of Health's online surveillance form in the 24 hours before arrival and take a rapid test on arrival. Depending on your origin or transit countries you may also be required to undertake 14 days quarantine at your own cost. Confirm COVID-19 requirements with local authorities and your airline(s) ahead of travel. Our global travel advice remains do not travel due to the risk of COVID-19 and travel disruptions. Follow the advice of local authorities and COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures.
Various COVID-19 restrictions on movements and gatherings are in place, including wearing a face mask in public. Follow the advice of local authorities on COVID-19 related restrictions. Reduced international commercial flights are available.
A weekly international flight in and out of the Solomon Islands is now operating. Follow the Australian High Commission's social media accounts for updates on possible unscheduled flights (see 'Travel'). Follow the advice of local authorities.
Hassan Djamous International Airport and land borders have reopened. The security situation following the death of President Idriss D
The number of international flights to Pakistan has reduced significantly. COVID-19 testing and quarantine regulations have also changed for arriving passengers. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest information.
If you're in Syria, you can now enter Lebanon if you have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result and a valid plane ticket to travel via Beirut airport. These entry and exit measures may change without notice, contact relevant Lebanese authorities and your airline directly before making your travel plans. If despite our advice, you're entering Syria, a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result is required and you're required to home isolate for five days. The security situation remains extremely volatile. If you're in Syria, consider leaving now through commercial means.
COVID-19 is present in Venezuela. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus, including community-wide quarantines. Road travel between Venezuelan states is banned, with roadblocks in place and limited internal flights. Many international flight routes have been suspended. Commercial flights to and from Venezuela remain very limited. Australia doesn't have an embassy or consulate in Venezuela. Contact the Australian Embassy in Colombia for assistance.
Jamaica requires travellers aged 12 years or more to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to the travel date (see Travel).
If you're in Libya, leave as soon as possible if it is safe for you to do so. Regularly reassess your security arrangements and access to effective health services. Our capacity to provide consular assistance to Australians in Libya is limited. The Australian Government has no plans to evacuate you. There are limited commercial flights out of Libya (mainly to Tunis and Istanbul). Monitor the website and social media of airlines and airports for available flights. We can
Lockdowns, movement restrictions and curfews have been imposed in various locations throughout Cambodia to slow the spread of COVID-19. Monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities as lockdowns, curfews and other movement restrictions can change rapidly. COVID-19 entry restrictions and public health measures remain in place (See 'Travel').
Direct flights between China and Australia are limited. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. If despite our advice you travel to China, you'll be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results prior to flying. There are multiple tests required within tight timeframes. Testing requirements may change at short notice. Australians who have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine produced in China and who meet other eligibility requirements should contact the nearest Chinese embassy/consulate to confirm visa eligibility and other travel requirements (see 'Travel'). You'll be requested to undertake at least 14 days mandatory quarantine at a designated hotel or facility on arrival followed by additional COVID-19 prevention measures and testing determined by local authorities at your entry point and final destination in China. Measures may include an additional period of home quarantine. If you
Some COVID-19 protocols and restrictions are in place in Bhutan. You should maintain social distancing, wear a mask, maintain hand hygiene and follow the advice of local authorities. For emergency health services call 112.
We've reviewed our travel advice for Yemen.
The state of emergency due to COVID-19 is no longer in force. However, tight restrictions remain in place (see 'Health'). If you're entering Latvia from outside the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the UK, you'll now also need to pay for and take another COVID-19 test immediately on arrival. If you test negative, you'll need to self-isolate for 10 days in your place of residence. If you test positive, you must quarantine at your own expense in an approved hotel. See 'Travel' below for further details on entry requirements.
You can enter Armenia with a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than three days before your arrival. If you arrive without a test result, you'll be required to take a test at the airport and isolate until the results are available. Social distancing measures remain in place and you must wear a mask at all times when in public places, including on public and private transport. The Armenian Government has abolished the state of emergency/martial law which was declared in 2020 following the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We advise Australians not to travel within 5kms of Armenia's border with Azerbaijan due to the risk of armed conflict.
Non-Macau residents may enter Macau provided they hold a valid visa and have not travelled outside mainland China in the 21 days prior to their intended arrival in Macau. If you intend to travel to Macau, read the Smartraveller advice for China. All arrivals into Macau will need to provide a valid negative COVID-19 test (nucleic acid test) and may be required to undergo medical screening or medical observation at a designated venue. Restrictions may change at short notice. Additional entry restrictions and medical screenings may apply if you're travelling from designated high-risk areas. Contact your airline or travel provider for the latest update and follow the advice of local authorities.
COVID-19 is widespread in South Sudan. If you're travelling to South Sudan by air or road you'll need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test dated within 96 hours of arrival. You must self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival. Travel restrictions may change at short notice.
Foreigners are currently not allowed to enter Laos, except in very limited circumstances. To enter, you'll need prior approval from the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs and negative COVID-19 test conducted less than 72 hours before your travel. You'll also be required to quarantine for 14 days at a government designated venue at your own cost and obtain
Restrictions are in place for travel to Mauritania, including a requirement to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than five days before travel. You'll be required to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. Limited flights into and from Mauritania are available. Contact your airline or travel provider for further information. A nationwide curfew is in place from midnight to 6am. Local authorities recommend that you avoid public gatherings, maintain social distancing and wear a mask.
Gabon has partially reopened its borders, allowing a limited number of flights each week. It's mandatory to wear a face mask in public. There's a curfew in place from 6pm to 5am. Follow the advice of local authorities.
Protests and rioting are taking place in Dakar. Remain vigilant and avoid large gatherings and demonstrations (see 'Safety').
To enter Botswana, you'll need a printed certificate of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken no later than 72 hours before your departure. If you can't provide proof of a negative PCR test and you're not a returning citizen or resident, you'll be denied entry. Due to COVID-19, a State of Emergency remains in place until further notice. You
Thailand continues to experience local transmission of COVID-19. Wear a mask, practice social distancing and follow government restrictions. Foreigners can only enter Thailand under exceptional circumstances (see 'Travel'). Protests have occurred in Bangkok and other areas of Thailand.
A curfew is in place in Conakry, Coyah and Dubr
Angola is under a
International commercial flights to C
COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Limited international commercial flights to Burkina Faso have resumed. All land borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You'll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than five days before arrival. Pay attention to your personal safety. Follow the directions of local authorities. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa.
International commercial flights to Liberia have resumed. All land borders remain closed. Ports have reopened. You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before you arrive. On arrival you'll be screened and tested for COVID-19, exemptions apply. Restrictions also apply if you're departing Liberia. (See
Airlines have restarted limited regular commercial flights to and from Guyana. You must present results of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken up to seven days before arrival. If your test is taken within 72 hours before arrival, you'll be allowed immediate entry into Guyana without restrictions. If your tests are taken four to seven days before arrival, you'll need to have a second test on arrival and self-isolate in a hotel or home until a negative result is obtained (see 'Travel').
A nationwide State of Emergency is in force. The Central African Republic's airspace is closed to foreign governments and NGOs. A nationwide curfew is in place from 6pm to 5am. COVID-19 is widespread in CAR. If you're travelling to CAR, despite our advice, you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days or obtain a COVID-19 test on arrival. Restrictions may change at short notice.
There's a national curfew in place from 11pm to 5am daily. Additional curfew times can be in force depending on your location and further movement restrictions may be implemented at short notice. Fines for non-compliance may apply (see Travel). The Tocumen International Airport is open for international and transit travel. To enter, you'll need a hard copy of a negative COVID-19 (PCR or antigen) test result, dated no more than 48 hours before your arrival. You also need to complete a sworn statement for health care and had no contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. Wear a face mask and maintain physical distance.
International flights are operating into and out of the Bahamas, but flight availability remains restricted. There are special requirements for entry to The Bahamas including applying for a health visa prior to arrival (see Travel).
Cuba has reopened its international airports with strict COVID-19 measures. See Travel for details. Strict hygiene regulations are in place at tourist resorts, restaurants and shopping venues. Follow the advice of local authorities.
Djibouti has implemented measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you're travelling to Djibouti you must have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test within 72 hours before your departure and within 120 hours of your arrival. You'll also be required to undergo a saliva test on arrival. Face coverings must be worn where social distancing is not possible. Passenger train operations between Djibouti and Ethiopia are suspended.
The consulate in Sarajevo is open. Restrictions are in place for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina. These may change at short notice. If you can enter, you'll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours before you arrive. COVID-19 measures vary from region to region. If you remain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, follow the advice of local authorities and local media for the latest information.
If you travel directly by air to Costa Rica you'll be allowed to enter the country. You'll need proof of insurance and a digital health pass completed prior to your travel.
Commercial international flights to and from Honduras have resumed. Land borders re-opened on 19 October from 6am to 6pm. You need to complete an online checklist and present a hard copy negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken 72 hours before travel to enter Honduras. You must wear a face mask while outside and maintain social distancing. You also need to complete a checklist online before departure.
To enter the Dominican Republic, you'll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within five days before you arrive. If you don't present the test, or you show symptoms on arrival, you'll be tested at the airport. If you test positive, you'll need to quarantine as instructed by authorities. Curfew times vary depending on your location and further movement restrictions may be implemented at short notice. If you're in a public place or at work, you must wear a face mask at all times or you could be fined.
Visas to enter Benin are restricted. You're only allowed to enter or exit Benin if it is an 'extreme necessity
Commercial flights out of Nicaragua have resumed. Where flights do become available, book directly with the airline. If you plan to enter Nicaragua, you must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within 72 hours of entry or 96 hours before entry if you're travelling from Asia, Africa, Australia or the Pacific region. If you're granted entry, you'll be monitored by phone by health officials for 14 days. You'll be denied entry if you have respiratory symptoms or a fever.
The international airport in San Salvador has reopened for regular commercial flights. You'll need a printed PCR test with a negative result taken 72 hours before you arrive in country if travelling or transiting El Salvador. If you're staying in El Salvador, follow the advice of local authorities, maintain social distance and be aware of movement restrictions. You must wear a face mask at all times when you leave your home or accommodation.
The Gambia has closed all air, sea and land borders. There are currently no commercial flights operating. There's a state of public emergency. Non-essential public gatherings are banned and venues including restaurants, cafes, bars, casinos, sports facilities are closed. Non-essential employees must stay at home. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Markets and shops are open with restricted hours.
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