Coronavirus travel news: Which countries have restrictions and FCO warnings in place?

Coronavirus emergency legislation is being rapidly pushed through Parliament this week as the UK faces the prospect of a total lockdown. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is officially advising Britons against all non-essential travel worldwide. A statement on the website read: “As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice.”

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This advice took effect from March 17 and is in force for an initial period of 30 days.

The FCO website reads: “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may restrict travel without notice. 

“If you now need to change or cancel your travel plans, follow these steps:

“Contact your airline, travel company, cruise line or other transport and accommodation providers
get in touch with your insurance provider.

“Continue to follow the NHS coronavirus guidance.

“The FCO was already advising against all but essential travel or all travel to some areas or countries due to risks that do not relate to COVID-19. This advice remains in place. Check

FCO travel advice pages for the latest information.”

Express.co.uk has compiled a guide for travel worldwide and where restrictions are currently in place. If you have a holiday planned, please search the below for the area you were looking at travelling to for the latest advice. 

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The EU has implemented a 30-day travel ban in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

All countries outside the EU are affected, although the UK is exempt.

A ban on entry to UK travellers has been put into effect for those travelling to Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine.

The FCO advises UK travellers to consider leaving these countries as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult.

Some countries have reduced flight schedules, land/sea border restrictions and restrictions on non-essential movement.

You can find more in-depth information on the following countries below:

Austria

The rules on travel to EU countries will stay the same until 31 December 2020.

Anyone entering Austria from Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia or Switzerland, or anyone who has, in the last 14 days, been in an area for which the Austrian Foreign Ministry has travel warnings in place due to COVID-19, must present a medical certificate with microbiological test results in English, French, German or Italian which is no older than four days old.

UK nationals travelling through Austria do not require a health certificate, if they can prove they are transiting.

Several neighbouring countries have restricted movement across borders and are conducting health checks.

Anyone with a valid Austrian residence permit arriving in Austria is required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Direct flights between Austria and the UK have been cancelled.

Andorra, Monaco, the Netherlands, Belgium,

For these countries, mobility has been reduced to a minimum both nationally and internationally, meaning some flights have been suspended.

Azerbaijan

A mandatory quarantine is in effect for 14 days and e-visas have been suspended.

The Azerbaijani authorities have introduced restrictions on road travel for private vehicles and public transport.

Flights have been reduced to a minimum.

Options for leaving Azerbaijan are becoming increasingly limited and the FCO has advised those who wish to leave Azerbaijan to make arrangements to do so as soon as possible.

Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Government announced severe restrictions on international travel, forbidding entry to British nationals from midnight on March 18.

Only those with permanent or long term residence in Bulgaria are exempt.

The border with Turkey has been closed for passenger traffic.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Current travel measures include forbidding entry at borders to foreign nationals travelling from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Japan, Romania, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, and Hubei Province and the city of Wuhan in China.

All those who are entering Bosnia and Herzegovina from elsewhere must self-isolate for 14 days.

Anyone of those who is exhibiting symptoms of the virus may be detained in camps.

Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities have declared a state of disaster and have warned new travel restrictions may be introduced at short notice.

Some airports remain open, although airline schedules are subject to constant change and withdrawal of services at short notice.

Some borders are now closed and neighbouring countries have placed restrictions on international travel meaning crossing borders may be more difficult.

A curfew is in effect from March 22 until further notice starting at 6pm until 5am.

Travellers may be asked for proof of accommodation booking and all under 18s and over-65s must self-isolate completely until March 31.

Croatia

A compulsory 14 day period of self-isolation remains in place for those entering Croatia from a number of European destinations, including the United Kingdom.

In Croatia there is a ban on entry to UK travellers and the borders were closed from March 19 for 30 days in keeping with the EU’s announcement.

Cyprus

British nationals in Cyprus were asked to vacate their tourist accommodation by March 21.

Flights are completely banned, except cargo and humanitarian flights, as of March 21 until April 4.

From March 15, UK nationals have been banned from entering Cyprus, unless they are legal residents of the Republic of Cyprus, working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation, have unavoidable professional obligations.

Czech Republic

On March 12, the Czech government declared a 30-day State of Emergency.

These measures involved with this included:

Only allowing those with Czech residency into the country.

Only permitting UK nationals through if in transit through the country in their way back to the UK.

Foreign nationals are allowed to leave the Czech Republic but may not be permitted to re-enter.

Czech residency cards are needed to prove residency when boarding flights or crossing a land border into the Czech Republic.

From March 16, Czech nationals were prevented from leaving the country by car.

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Denmark

From March 14 to April 13, the Danish border was closed to foreign nationals who do not have a “worthy purpose” for entering Denmark.

Border checks are now being conducted at all entry points and tourists without a “worthy purpose” are denied permission to cross the border.

Foreign nationals normally living and working in Denmark are able to enter the country, as are those transiting through Denmark provided proof is supplied.

Copenhagen and Billund airports are open, but there are very limited flights to the UK.

From March 21 until at least April 4, there will be no commercial flights to and from Greenland.

The commercial air service to the Faroe Islands has been severely reduced, with only one daily service to and from Copenhagen.

From March 17, all those entering Denmark must stay at home for 14 days.

Estonia

From March 15, only citizens of Estonia, holders of an Estonian Residency Permit or foreign citizens whose family member lives in Estonia were permitted to enter.

A day later, the Estonian authorities issued a compulsory self-isolation period of 14 days on all those entering the country.

Finland

Between March 19 and April 13, Finnish borders will be closed to all non-resident foreign nationals, with limited exceptions.

British nationals must show an ID card or other proof of residence when arriving in Finland.

Passengers are allowed to transit through Helsinki Airport as long as they can verify acceptance at their final destination.

France

UK nationals can enter France if they have completed the necessary “attestation” confirming that their travel is an absolutely necessary journey.

The French authorities have implemented border checks with Italy, Spain and Germany.

Some flights are suspended and the Cross-Channel train and ferry services are reduced.

Georgia

The FCO advise against all travel to the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and against all but essential travel to the rest of Georgia.

A State of Emergency was declared in Georgia on March 21.

From March 18, for at least two weeks, foreign citizens were banned from entering the country, including foreigners with Georgian residence permits.

Those already in Georgia however are still permitted to leave.

Foreign nationals have been detained on arrival in Georgia for possession of medicines that would not normally be problematic in the UK or other countries.

All scheduled passenger flights to or from Georgia have now been cancelled for an indefinite period. The only exception will be Georgian Airways (Air Zena) flights arranged in coordination with the Georgian Government.

Germany

Germany has intensified its border controls and only those with a compelling reason for travel to Germany are allowed in.

The British Embassy understands that British citizens may still be able to enter Germany in order to transit to the UK, but proof of onward travel will be required.

Temporary borders are in place with France, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Denmark.

All people in Germany who have been in a risk area in the last 14 days must self-isolate for a fortnight.

Greece

From March 16, all people coming from abroad to Greece had to self-isolate for 14 days.

Authorities have imposed a ban on all cruise ships and sailboats, including private yachts, landing in Greek ports.

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Hungary

Hungary closed all its borders to foreigners from midnight on March 16.

Only Hungarian citizens and EEA citizens (including UK nationals) holding a Permanent Residence Card or a Registration Certificate and Address Card are allowed to enter the country.

Iceland

The Icelandic authorities have announced that from March 19 all Icelandic nationals and residents returning from any country abroad must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.

Airlines are still operating between Iceland and the UK, but you are advised to check with your airline before travel.

Ireland

All Flybe flights have been cancelled as of March 5.

Flights and ferry services continue to operate between Ireland and Great Britain, but on a reduced service.

Isle of Man

When travelling to the Isle of Man you are now required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days upon entry.

Latvia

Latvia has declared a State of Emergency and there are limited commercial means of leaving Latvia to return to the UK.

Only Latvian nationals and foreign nationals whose permanent residence is in Latvia who hold residence cards issued by the Latvian Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs are authorised to enter Latvia from abroad.

Liechtenstein

From March 18, the border crossings at Schellenberg and Mauren are closed.

Lithuania

The whole territory of Lithuania is under quarantine until March 30.

British nationals without Lithuanian residency are not permitted to enter the country whilst quarantine measures are in place.

Those with Lithuanian residency may enter the country, but they must isolate themselves for 14 days.

Transiting persons was permitted through Lithuania until midnight local time on March 23.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg Airport (Findel) has closed all passenger flights from March 23 tp the UK.

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Malta

As of March 20 at 11.59pm local time, all incoming flights to Malta are suspended.

Air Malta has exceptionally arranged to maintain a daily flight to London Heathrow for a limited period subject to demand.

A 14-day quarantine is in effect for any arrivals into Malta, affecting both tourists and returning residents.

Moldova

In Moldova, foreigners without Moldovan residency are currently not permitted to enter the country.

All scheduled international passenger flights to and from Chisinau International Airport have been suspended since March 17.

Most border crossings with Romania have been closed, however, the Ungheni and Leuseni crossings which give access to Iasi in Romania remain hope to allow flights to the UK.

Montenegro

The Montenegrin authorities have banned entry to all foreign nationals except those with permanent or temporary residence permits.

All those entering the country must self-isolate for 14 days.

North Macedonia

A State of Emergency was declared on March 18 and a curfew from 9pm to 6pm is in effect.

All border crossings in North Macedonia are now closed for foreign citizens except for freight vehicles, diplomatic corps, foreigners with long-term stay permit and their family members, and others with special permission from the Ministry of Interior.

Returning travellers are subject to mandatory self-isolation of 14 days.

Norway

Norwegian borders were partially closed from March 16 meaning non-residents cannot enter the country after this time, including those travelling in from Sweden and Finland.

Airports remain open but travel is being discouraged and there are limited commercial means of leaving Norway to return to the UK by air.

All British nationals legally resident in Norway are allowed to enter but must enter self-isolation for 14 days.

From March 16, those arriving from Sweden and Finland must also self-isolate for two weeks.

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Poland

All Polish borders are shut and border control was introduced from March 14.

International rail and air transport was suspended for 14 days from Saturday, March 14.

It is not possible to enter Poland as a non-Polish national unless you are: a spouse and children, individual under the permanent care of a Polish national, holder of Pole’s card, have the right to permanent or temporary stay in Poland, have a work permit or are a foreign national driving transport used for moving goods.

Portugal

From March 16 to April 16, border controls are in place at the border with Spain.

British nationals can still drive through Spain and France to return to the UK from Portugal.

A state of emergency was declared on March 18 in Portugal.

Romania

All non-Romanians are banned from the country unless they are:

Family members of Romanian citizens

Family members of citizens of the UK, EU or EEA countries, or Switzerland, with residence in Romania

People with a long stay visa, residence permit or equivalent document issued by the Romanian government or an equivalent document issued by the authorities of another state in accordance with EU law

People who have moved for professional reasons, with a visa, residence permit or equivalent document

Diplomatic or consular staff, staff of international organisations, military personnel or those assuring humanitarian aid

Passengers in transit, including those who are being repatriated under the grant of consular protection

Passengers travelling with urgent need (medical or family)

People who need international protection or for other humanitarian reasons You should not attempt to travel to Romania if you do not fall in one of the above exceptions, as you are likely to be refused boarding or entry.

Travellers from the UK must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Romania.

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Russia

Restrictions are in place for almost all foreign citizens barring their entry from March 18 until May 1.

Serbia

The Serbian authorities have declared a State of Emergency and have closed all the airports to international passenger flights until further notice.

All border crossings for road, rail and river transport were closed from 8am on March 20.

Slovakia

Slovakia has closed its international airports at Bratislava, Kosice and Poprad.

Anyone returning to Slovakia from abroad must self-isolate for 14 days.

From March 13, only Slovak citizens and foreign residents are permitted entry.

British nationals with proof of temporary or permanent residence are allowed to enter the country by land border.

Slovenia

Scheduled flights to and from Slovenia have been suspended until at least March 30.

Border checks for visitors from Italy were introduced on March 11 and remain in place.

Spain

Spain declared a State of Emergency on March 14 leading the government to close short-term accommodation, such as campsites and caravan parks, from midnight on March 26.

British travellers who are currently in Spain and who wish to return to the UK are advised to make travel plans to do so as soon as possible.

Switzerland

In Switzerland flights are subject to controls and inspections.

Entry into Switzerland via the border crossings with Austria, France, Germany and Italy will now only be possible for Swiss citizens, residents, cross-border workers, those transiting with an onward ticket within the same day (not overnight) and those with “compelling reasons”.

Sweden

Flights between Sweden and the UK have been reduced significantly.

Turkey

Passengers (except Turkish nationals or residents of Turkey) who have transited through or have been in the UK or other banned countries in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Turkey.

Options for leaving Turkey are becoming increasingly limited and therefore the FCO have advised quick action if you wish to leave the country.

Ukraine

From March 14, foreign citizens who are not residents were banned from entry.

All passenger flights, train and bus services to and from Ukraine were suspended from March 17.

However there are a small number of flights available for foreigners wanting to depart.

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Portugal

Land border restrictions with Spain (ie cross-border commuters and deliveries only) are in force.

Flights from outside the EU have been suspended suspended (not including UK, USA, Canada, Venezuela, South Africa and Portuguese speaking countries) and you must self-quarantine for 14 days for anyone arriving in Azores, Madeira and and Porto Santo.

Restrictions to non-essential movement are likely to be imposed soon.

Spain

UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

Hotels and short-stay accommodation must close by March 24 and some flights have been suspended.

There are land border restrictions (ie cross-border commuters and deliveries only) and restrictions on non-essential movement (ie except food shopping, medical care) in effect.

Sweden

All Scandinavian Airlines flights are suspended and other travel options are limited.

Switzerland

Land border restrictions (ie no non-residents, and cross-border commuters and deliveries only) and restrictions on non-essential movement (ie food shopping, medical care, exercise, those that can’t work from home only) are in place.

In addition, some flights have been suspended.

Turkey

Flights to the UK were suspended on March 17 and its land borders are closed.

Travellers who test positive on arrival will be quarantined in a government facility for 14 days, and negative test results in 14 days self-quarantine.

UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult.

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Bahrain

Bahrain has suspended the visa-on-arrival scheme and advised all to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh has also suspended the visa-on-arrival scheme and advised all to self-quarantine for 14 days, additionally all travellers must present a health certificate within three days stating that they are not affected by coronavirus.

Some flights have been suspended and there is a ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in Europe (not including UK).

Bhutan, Indonesia, Kuwait, Qatar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Oman, Taiwan and Turkmenistan

A ban on entry to UK travellers has been put into force and some flights have been suspended.

Cambodia

There is a ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain or USA.

There are restrictions on transit through Thailand including Bangkok airport, which came into effect on March 22.

All passengers need medical certification to enter the country.

The Cambodia-Thai border crossings are now closed and will remain closed from March 23.

It is currently still possible to leave Cambodia by some international air routes and the land borders with Laos, but there is no guarantee this will continue.

Brunei, Hong Kong, Israel, Macao, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Uzbekistan

Everyone must self-isolate for 14 days.

India

A ban on entry to all travellers from the UK, EU, and Turkey was put into force on March 18.

No international flight is permitted to land in India from 22 March for one week.

Japan

All passengers arriving in Japan from the UK, as well as from countries listed below, are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival at a designated location

These measures do not apply to passengers who are transiting.

Those who have visited the following places within 14 days of arriving in Japan are not permitted to enter: China, South Korea, Iceland, Iran, Italy, San Marino, Spain and Switzerland.

In addition, those who hold a Chinese passport issued by Hubei or Zhejiang provinces are not permitted to enter Japan.

Jordan

No commercial flights in or out of Jordan are running and all land and sea borders are closed.

Lebanon

Direct flights were suspended from affected countries on March 17.

Airlines flying into Beirut Rafic Hariri airport are being asked to refuse passengers who have been in the UK, France, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Germany or Spain.

UK nationals are advised to review travel plans here.

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Maldives

As of March 19, UK travellers are banned from entering the country, including those who have transited through Britain.

The new travel restrictions are affecting commercial flight schedules.

Myanmar

UK travellers are advised to leave as soon as possible and these travellers must present a health certificate stating that they are not affected by coronavirus, or self-quarantine for 14 days.

Nepal

Nepal has suspended its visa-on-arrival scheme and closed all land borders.

The Government of Nepal announced its intention to deny entry to Nepal to certain foreign nationals, including British nationals from March 20 to April 15.

International flights have been suspeded from March 22 at 11.59pm local time.

Pakistan

All flights suspended until April 4.

Philippines

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration restricted the entry of foreign nationals to the Philippines from March 22.

British nationals will no longer be able to receive a visa on arrival and will not be able to enter the Philippines until further notice.

An “Enhanced community quarantine” has been imposed across Luzon Island until April 14. 

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Sri Lanka

There is a ban on entry to UK travellers and no new visas are being issued.

Flights were suspended from March 19 and a daily curfew of 6pm is in effect initially until March 23.

The FCO said: “If you are visiting Sri Lanka, you should make arrangements to leave while commercial means are available.

“Speak to your airline or tour company as soon as possible, as it is likely that flight options will become more restricted in coming days. Emirates Airlines have announced that they will suspend including flights out of Colombo by 25 March.

“A nationwide curfew is in place. In Colombo and areas of the north west coast, the curfew will be lifted temporarily between 0600 and 1400 (local) on Tuesday 24 March, and then reintroduced. For the rest of the island, the curfew will be lifted temporarily between 0600 and 1400 (local) on Monday 23 March, and then reintroduced We are unlikely to get significant notice of any changes to curfew hours.”

Tajikistan

All flights suspended from March 20 and there is a ban on entry to travellers who have been in or transited through China, Iran, Italy or South Korea in the 14 days before arrival.

Thailand

Travellers who have recently been in affected countries require a health certificate stating that they are not affected by coronavirus and you must self-monitor for 14 days.

All British Airways flights are suspended from March 29.

Additional screening measures were introduced from March 22.

Passengers need a medical certificate signed by a medical professional to enter the country.

UAE

The visa on arrival scheme has been suspended, but travellers already in UAE can extend visas in line with existing procedures.

Vietnam

In Vietnam there will be no new visas being issued for 15 to 30 days and 14-day quarantine for all travellers entering Vietnam.

Vietnam has temporarily banned the entry of foreigners to the country.

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Argentina

In Argentina the government has closed the country’s borders except for Argentine citizens and resident foreign nationals,

Almost all international flights have now been suspended.

The last direct flight from Argentine to the UK left on March 16.

Some airlines continue to fly limited routes back to the UK via third countries.

Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Honduras, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago

There is a ban on entry to UK travellers and some flights have been suspended.

Antigua & Barbuda and Montserrat

There is a ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea or Singapore.

Barbados

From March 22, all visitors from the UK, Europe and the USA must self-isolate for 12 days.

Anyone arriving with a travel history from China, Iran, and South Korea are also subjected to a 14 day quarantine.

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Bermuda

There is a ban on entry to UK travellers from March 20 (11.59 local time).

No incoming passenger flights from LF Wade international airport for two weeks are in force.

Bolivia

In Bolivia there is a ban on entry to all travellers from March 20 and all flights have been suspended from March 21.

Canada

There is a ban on entry to UK travellers and US border closed to non-essential travel from March 20 (midnight EST).

Some flights have been suspended and UK travellers that wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met.

Cayman Islands

In the Cayman Islands there is a ban on entry to UK travellers.

International passenger flights were suspended for three weeks from March 22.

Chile

Land and sea borders closed and all flights suspended for all travellers from 18 March. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

Colombia

A ban on entry to UK travellers is in effect and airports are closed from March 23.

Land and sea borders are closed.

Dominican Republic

All of the Dominican Republic’s air, land and sea borders were closed with effect from 6am on March 19 for 15 days.

The Dominican government has now suspended all flights between the UK and Dominican Republic.

A 14 day quarantine is mandatory for all outside visitors arriving in the country.

El Salvador

A ban on entry to UK travellers is in force and international flights are suspended.

Ecuador

All flights are suspended until at least April 5 and all travel to Galapagos was suspended from March 16 and all national parks have been closed until further notice.

Guatemala

There have been some flight suspensions.

Grenada

A ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Spain in the 14 days before arrival is in effect.

Guyana

All international flights were suspended from the Cheddi Jagan airport at Timehri and the Eugene Correia airport at Ogle for 14 days from March 17.

There are land border restrictions with Brazil and travellers who have recently been in Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama, Thailand, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Singapore, South Korea or US must self-quarantine for 14 days.

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Canada

There is a ban on entry to UK travellers and US border closed to non-essential travel from March 20 (midnight EST).

Some flights have been suspended and UK travellers that wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met.

Cayman Islands

In the Cayman Islands there is a ban on entry to UK travellers.

International passenger flights were suspended for three weeks from March 22.

Chile

On March 18, the Chilean government introduced a total prohibitiopn for non-Chileans.

The authorities also closed all ports to cruise liners on March 15.

Colombia

A ban on entry to UK travellers is in effect and airports are closed from March 23.

Land and sea borders are closed.

Dominican Republic

All air, land and sea borders were closed from March 19 and UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

El Salvador

A ban on entry to UK travellers is in force and international flights are suspended.

Ecuador

All flights are suspended until at least April 5 and all travel to Galapagos was suspended from March 16 and all national parks have been closed until further notice.

Guatemala

There have been some flight suspensions.

Grenada

A ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Spain in the 14 days before arrival is in effect.

Guyana

All international flights were suspended from the Cheddi Jagan airport at Timehri and the Eugene Correia airport at Ogle for 14 days from March 17.

There are land border restrictions with Brazil and travellers who have recently been in Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama, Thailand, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Singapore, South Korea or US must self-quarantine for 14 days.

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Mexico

The land border between the US and Mexico closed at midnight on March 21 for 30 days.

Cargo, trade and healthcare workers will still be able to cross the border.

Panama

A ban on entry to UK travellers is in effect and there is a national curfew between 9pm and 5am, travellers should not leave their accommodation outside of these hours.

Some flights are suspended and UK travellers that wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met.

Paraguay

A ban on entry to UK travellers is in force and international flights were suspended from March 21.

Peru

UK travellers are banned from entry and land and sea borders closed while air travel is limited.

Travellers should get in touch with the embassy to register for repatriation.

UK travellers should send a full name, location and contact details to [email protected] and are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

All borders are closed and restrictions on non-essential movement were put in place on March 16 for 15 days (ie food shopping and medical care only).

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

You must self-quarantine for 14 days and there is a ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Italy or Iran in the 14 days before arrival.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Screening and possible quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in affected countries.

Turks & Caicos

There is a ban on entry to travellers who have been in affected countries in the 21 days before arrival – a list of countries that is subject to change frequently.

Uruguay

All flights from Europe were suspended on March 20.

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USA

There is a ban on entry to UK travellers and the border with Canada was closed to non-essential travel from March 20 (midnight EST).

Some flights have been suspended.

The FCO advice reads: “Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in the United States. The US authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus, including introducing restrictions on individuals intending to travel from a number of countries with high incidents of infection. The US authorities have introduced a number of precautionary measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The US authorities announced that it will be closing its border with Canada to non-essential travel from midnight EST on 20 March.

“The US authorities announced on 14 March that travel restrictions imposed previously on Schengen zone countries would now be extended to the UK (and Ireland). From 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time on 16 March (03:59 GMT 17 March) it will not be possible for many British nationals to enter the USA. We therefore advise against all but essential travel to the US, due to the travel restrictions. 

“US citizens and permanent resident of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt and will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. Those allowed entry to the USA may be asked to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival.

“In line with the new restrictions, British nationals will also be unable to transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days.”

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Australia

Australia has banned entry for UK travellers and all borders closed on March 20 (9pm local time) and could be closed for at least six months (to non-citizens and residents).

Everyone has also been told to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The FCO advise reads: “All Australians and returning permanent residents passengers arriving in Australia are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

“You should comply with any additional screening measures and social distancing measures put in place by the authorities.

“Given the fast changing situation, you should check the latest entry requirements for your destination and keep in touch with your airline, cruise line or tour operator before you travel.”

Fiji

In Fiji there is a ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.

French Polynesia

All travellers require a health certificate stating that they do not have coronavirus.

Kiribati and Micronesia

You must have spent 14 days in a country without any cases prior to arrival.

Nauru

There is a ban on entry to travellers who have been in or transited through China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Macao or South Korea in the 21 days before arrival.

New Zealand

All UK travellers were banned from entry on March 19 (11.59pm local time) and everyone must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Palau

There is a ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong or Macao in the 14 days before arrival.

Solomon Islands

You must quarantine for 14 days if you have recently travelled to an affected countries.

Tonga

There is a ban on entry to all UK travellers.

Vanuatu

A ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong Japan, Macao, South Korea, Singapore or Taiwan in the 14 days before arrival is in force.

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Algeria

All air and sea travel to and from Europe was suspended from March 19.

Angola, Congo, Seychelles and Uganda

There is a ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.

Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia,Gambia, Malawi and Mozambique

You must self-quarantine for 14 days if you have visited affected countries and some flights ahve been suspended.

Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and Mauritius

There is a ban on entry to UK travellers and some flights are suspended.

Cape Verde

All sea borders are closed and flights were restricted from March 18.

Comoros

All airports were closed and you must have spent 14 days in a country without any cases prior to arrival.

Egypt

There is a ban on UK travellers until March 31 and all air traffic is suspended from March 19 to 31.

The FCO said: “Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Egypt. The Egyptian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus.

“The Egyptian authorities may impose mandatory quarantine for visitors who test positive for coronavirus in a government isolation hospital, potentially in a remote location.

“Access for family members could be heavily restricted or impossible. Egyptian state facilities may be below UK standards.

“Schools, universities and nurseries have been closed since 15 March and are currently planned to remain closed until 28 March. The government has also banned large public events.”

Eritrea

A quarantine of 14 days for travellers who have recently been in China, South Korea, Italy, Germany or US is in effect.

Guinea

Visitors must submit their passports for a 14-day monitoring period.

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A quarantine of 14 days is likely for travellers who have recently been in affected countries.

Madagascar

No commercial passenger flights with Europe are running for 30 days from March 20.

Any travellers who have recently been in affected countries must self-quarantine for 14 days and Air France will be commissioning flights for European citizens from Antananarivo to Paris on Monday, March 23 (1:45am), you should contact Air France to buy tickets by phone or at the Air France desk at Ivato airport.

Morocco

Flights were suspended with the UK from March 16 (return flights from March 19).

Rwanda

All flights were suspended from March 20 for an initial period of 30 days and travellers who have recently been in affected countries must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Senegal

All commercial flights were suspended from March 20.

South Africa

The visa on arrival scheme has been suspended and there have been some flights suspended from March 21.

Travellers in the country who received a stamp on arrival allowing them to stay for 90 days do not need to apply for a visa.

The FCO said: “

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to South Africa. This is due to the South African authorities announcing measures restricting individuals entering South Africa if they have come from various countries affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), including the United Kingdom.

“These measures will come in to effect as of 18 March, including a new requirement for British nationals to apply for a visa prior to travel. The South African government has said that the cancellation of visas announced by President Ramaphosa on 15 March 2020 does not apply to British Nationals already in South Africa.

“The South African government has indicated that those who are currently in South Africa having received a stamp on arrival allowing them to stay for 90 days do not need to apply for a visa.

“The South African government has indicated that British nationals wishing to leave the country will still be able to do so after 18 March. However, you should speak to your airline or tour operator promptly for further information regarding return flights to the UK.”

Tunisia

Flights are suspended and sea borders are closed.

The FCO says: “There’s no provision for free medical attention for foreign nationals. All doctors’ fees, medication and hospitalisation in private clinics have to be paid for on the spot. These costs can be quite high. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.”

This article will be constantly updated as the travel advice changes. Please check back as the coronavirus situation is updated in the UK and abroad.