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Updated 27 January 2021

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What Countries Are Open For Travel Now

Country COVID-19 Risk Assessment According To EU Methodology

News Of Borders Reopening & When Will International Travel Resume

 

What Countries Are Open For Travel Now?

As of January 27, over 50 countries have opened borders for international tourists, some with stringent restrictions, others without too many. The countries are as follows:

Countries with no mandatory quarantine requirements on arrival

Afghanistan

  • Entry is allowed to travelers with a valid visa.
  • Self-isolation at home is advised for 14 days in case of high temperature on arrival.

Albania

  • Internationational commercial flights resumed on June 15.
  • Health screening at airports, if found symptomatic, testing, and quarantine may follow at the discretion of health officials.
  • Masks are mandatory at all indoor and outdoor spaces for everyone above 11 years old.

Antigua and Barbuda

  • Open for tourists since June 4 although a state of emergency will remain in place till March 2021
  • A health declaration form will have to be filled by all passengers on incoming flights.
  • Negative COVID-19 report mandatory to carry for entry, the test being no older than 7 days before the flight
  • Monitoring for 14 days after arrival at government-approved accommodation (take note that this is not quarantine)
  • Port Health guidelines applicable to those arriving by the water
  • Curfew hours between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. when only essential services will be available 

Aruba

  • Aruba has opened its borders to all countries, other Dominican Republic, Haiti, all Central American countries, and all South American countries (except for Venezuela) which were slated to be welcomed from December 1, now, thus allowing tourists from all countries.
  • Entry is allowed following the online Embarkation and Disembarkation (ED) program where you’ll be issued an ED card. 
  • No quarantine mandatory but instead you’ll need to carry a negative RT-PCR test report taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival.
  • Alternately, you may also get yourself tested on arrival, however, you’ll need to quarantine till your results arrive. Advance booking and payment of USD 90 will be required for the same.
  • The Aruba Visitors Insurance is mandatory for all.

Bahamas

  • The Bahamas reopened for tourism on July 1 but required all travelers to complete a 14 day quarantine period in any accommodation (hotel/boat/private property) of their choice. This ‘Vacation in Place’ policy has now been eradicated from November 1 with no mandatory quarantine for any traveler.
  • It is mandatory for all tourists to apply for Travel Health Visa on the official website and upload their negative RT-PCR test reports.
  • Your test results shouldn’t be older than 5 days when you arrive in the Bahamas.
  • All those who are staying in the Bahamas for more than 4 nights / 5 days must take the rapid COVID-19 Antigen test on the island.

Belize

  • Belize reopened for international leisure travel from October 1.
  • Download the Belize Health app and register on it 72 hours before arrival in Belize.
  • A PCR test is recommended. If you aren’t carrying one, you will be tested at the airport (pay USD 50) and asked to stay in isolation at your hotel until results arrive. Only if you test positive, you will need to quarantine for 14 days there itself.
  • All tourists receive a Safe Corridor “Welcome to Belize” wristband with stay being permitted only at accommodations with Gold Standard Certification. This means you may now only visit your hotel’s beachfront and take private tours offered by your hotel with minimum to no interactions with the locals. The rules are now slightly relaxed, so you may take your own decisions regarding car rentals on the island.
  • Night curfew from 8pm to 5am starting on December 20th

Benin

  • Passengers will be subjected to PCR test at their own expense.
  • They will also need to fill in health declaration form.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) started reopening its borders in phases on June 1 and is now open for all countries.
  • A 48-hour PCR test is the only obligation travelers must be adhering to.
  • Check more details on entry, border crossing, and visa requirements at BiH Border Police (website in Croatian).

Brazil

  • Brazil lifted its travel restrictions for air travelers on July 29 to revive the pandemic-hit dwindling economy of the country.
  • Although cases are high, there aren’t any restrictions for travelers as such.
  • Only if you are experiencing symptoms, you are advised to stay in isolation for 15 days.
  • Starting from December 30, Brazil will be requiring all travelers to carry a negative RT-PCR test certificate taken no earlier than 72 hours.

Colombia

  • Colombia resumed its international tourism sector on September 19.
  • A negative COVID-19 test certificate is no longer obligatory from November 4 for international arrivals in Colombia.
  • If you are symptomatic, you will be denied boarding.
  • For a smooth immigration process, fill out the online form CheckMig around 24 hours before your journey.

Costa Rica

  • From November 1, tourists from around all countries are allowed to enter Costa Rica.
  • While 14-day quarantine is not mandatory, travelers have to fill out an online form called “Pase de Salud” (Health Pass).
  •  A PCR test for COVID-19 is no longer required for entry into the country from October 26.
  • Traveler’s Medical Insurance – international or purchased in Costa Rica through the National Insurance Institute is mandatory.

Cuba

  • Cuba announced the reopening of international tourism back on July 1 but it wasn’t until early September before commercial flights started operating to the island for tourists.
  • Testing is mandatory and free for all arrivals.
  • Travel for international visitors is mostly restricted to the Cuban Keys including Cayo Largo, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Cruz and Cayo Santa María, with the latest addition being Varadero.
  • From November 15, the Havana area and airport are also open for tourism along.

Dominican Republic

  • The country reopened for international travelers from July 1.
  • No restrictions like PCR test certificates or mandatory quarantine.
  • On arrival, randomly chosen passengers from the pool will be subjected to a COVID test and if found positive, the quarantine will follow.
  • Curfew on weekdays from 9 pm to 5 am, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 pm to 5 am.
  • Masks are mandatory and if seen without one in public, you may be penalized.

Ecuador

  • Commercial flight operations resumed in Ecuador on June 1.
  • You may either carry a PCR test report taken in the past 10 days or opt for a test on arrival (charges payable by you).
  • No mandatory quarantine unless you are symptomatic.
  • Entry into Galapagos Islands requires a separate negative PCR test report (shouldn’t be older than 96 hours at the time of entry), “transit control card” (TCT) obtained from the immigration office of Galapagos, or Quito and Guayaquil airports and travel insurance for the islands.
  • There may be some local curfews and restrictions in certain places.

Egypt

  • Egypt reopened borders for international tourists from July 1.
  • Valid paper copy negative RT-PCR test certificate is mandatory for all passengers above 6 yrs old. The test shouldn’t be older than 72 hours (extendable up to 96 hours for those arriving from the USA, Canada, etc. with a long transit interval).
  • If you fail to bring a valid negative COVID certificate, you will be subjected to a test on arrival and until the results arrive, isolation in a hotel is required.
  • Incoming tourists must show proof of health insurance upon arrival.

More on Egypt travel restrictions here.

French Polynesia

  • French Polynesia reopened on July 15 and now doesn’t require any of the travelers to undergo mandatory quarantine.
  • An RT-PCR molecular test taken before 3 days of departure is mandatory.
  • Complete online health registration within 3 days of your flight.
  • While filling out the application, you will be prompted for Travel insurance. In case yours doesn’t cover COVID-19 related costs, you must agree on bearing all the health costs incurred in French Polynesia in the event of infection.

Ghana

  • Ghana reopened on September 1 and does not require travelers to quarantine.
  • You have to carry a negative PCR report not older than 3 days as well as undergo a test on arrival at your own cost.
  • If your travel duration is less than 7 days, you may skip the pre-test documents part.

Guatemala

  • International commercial flights reopened on September 18.
  • A negative PCR or antigen test certificate conducted 72 hours before arrival at max is required for entry.
  • Fill out the health pass in advance.
  • All tourist places are now open but masks are mandatory in public spaces.

Honduras

  • Honduras restarted international flights from August 17.
  • All passengers must carry a negative COVID test certificate conducted less than 72 hours before your entry.
  • Quarantine is not obligatory unless you exhibit symptoms upon arrival.
  • You must also complete the immigration pre-check form within a 48-hour of your journey’s start.

Kenya

  • Kenya restarted operating international commercial flights from August 1 with no mandatory quarantine in place.
  • Within 96 hours of your travel, you must have conducted a PCR COVID test.
  • If entering from the port, fill out the Port Health form available on the Jitenge MoH Kenya app.
  • Travelers are advised to venture out during the night curfew, which is in effect from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am.

Kosovo

  • Kosovo reopened its international borders on June 28.
  • COVID-19 related entry restrictions such as quarantine and testing are not required for entering Kosovo.

Maldives

  • The Maldives has been open for tourism since July 15 with no mandatory quarantine requirement.
  • All passengers must fill out the Traveler Health Declaration (THD) a day before you arrive in addition to carrying a negative RT-PCR certificate.
  • Random testing will also be conducted on incoming passengers at the airport and if you test positive, only then you’ll have to quarantine.
  • Male city, Hulhulmale, Villimale, Thilafushi, and Gulhifalhu have curfew restrictions that keep changing from time to time. 

Malta

  • Malta reopened for tourism from July 1 for a safe list of countries as mentioned on Malta International Airport’s website.
  • Anyone (even non-nationals and non-EU visitors) who have stayed in these countries for the past 14 days can enter Malta without mandatory quarantine requirements.
  • You have to fill out the Public Health Travel Declaration Form and the Passenger Locator Form.
  • No COVID-test reports required.

Mexico

  • Travel buffs around the world can travel to Mexico which opened its borders on June 8.
  • None of the travelers need a COVID certificate for entry nor do they have to stay in mandatory quarantine.
  • Health screening is in place and if you do not abide by the regulations, you may end up getting fined, jailed, or deported.

More on Mexico travel restrictions here.

Morocco

  • Morocco is allowing international visitors from visa-exempt countries since the first week of September.
  • You need to have an invitation from a Moroccan company or a reserved booking to enter the country.
  • A COVID test report from the past 48 hours is mandatory for entry.
  • While no quarantine period is in effect, COVID health screening will take place at the airports.

North Macedonia

  • Visitors from all countries are allowed to enter Northern Macedonia for tourism purposes as it officially reopened on July 1.
  • No mandatory quarantine for travelers.
  • Except for citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia, no visitor needs to carry a negative COVID report for entry.

Panama

  • Reopening of international borders for tourism on October 12 with “Safe Travels” badge from the World Travel & Tourism Council.
  • Mandatory PCR/ antigen test for entry in Panama, taken no earlier than 48 hours before arrival.
  • If your test was conducted before that, you’ll be tested again at the airport at your own expenses (test costs USD 30).
  • Completion of an electronic affidavit is also necessary.
  • Masks are mandatory at airports and all public places.

Pakistan

  • From October 5, Pakistan is welcoming visitors from all countries without any mandatory quarantine regulations.
  • Civil Aviation Authority’s SOPs divide all countries into categories A and B. While travelers from category A may enter with no restrictions at all, category B travelers must carry a COVID-19 test report taken no earlier than 96 hours before departure.
  • Entry is allowed to those passengers who have downloaded the Pass Track app and entered their details on it. 
  • If found symptomatic on arrival, a mandatory COVID test follows at a cost of around 6000 to 9000 PKR.

More on Pakistan travel restrictions here.

Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico reopened international borders on July 15.
  • No quarantine is needed if you carry a negative PCR test report (taken 72 hours before a). If you fail to carry one, you will have to stay in quarantine for 14 days or take test to get an early release.
  • The curfew will remain in place till November 13 from 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM.
  • All travelers (18 years and older) must fill out the online Travel Declaration Form and upload test results online.
  • Beaches, museums, and natural reserves are open but attractions and tours remain closed.

Saint Barts

  • Saint Barts reopened on June 22 for all international tourists with no mandatory quarantine regulation.
  • A negative PCR test report (taken at max 72 hours before arrival) and a sworn statement are mandatory to be able to fly to Saint Bart’s.
  • For longer stays, you have to take a COVID test on the 7th day and pay 135 Euros for it.

Sint Maarten

  • Sint Maarten has opted for a phased reopening for international tourists from July and is now accepting tourists from all Caribbean countries, USA, Canada and all European countries
  • No quarantine is mandatory but you must fill out the application form.
  • A negative COVID-19 certificate is also mandatory (taken no earlier than 72 hours) and must be uploaded online.

Serbia

  • Serbia lifted the state of emergency in May, opening its borders to international tourists.
  • Quarantine or COVID testing isn’t mandatory but instead, all travelers must takeself-assessment test as this determines what COVID-19 protocols they need to follow once they reach Serbia.
  • The self-assessment test must be taken again on the 10th day of stay.
  • Only travelers arriving in Serbia after transiting via North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, or Romania should be carrying a negative COVID-19 test report taken within 48 hours before due travel.
  • Between December 20 and January 10, all international arrivals will be required to bring a PCR test report no older than 72 hours.

Tanzania

  • Tanzania had reopened its international borders in June without any testing or quarantine requirements.
  • All travelers must, however, fill out the Health Surveillance Form.

Turkey

  • Turkey has been welcoming international tourists since June 12 with numerous countries now having scheduled and non-scheduled flights to Turkey.
  • Currently, no mandatory quarantine or COVID test requirements are in place.
  • Wearing masks is obligatory in all provinces with some charging a fine as high as 900 lire (122.5 USD approximately) for not wearing one.

More on Turkey travel restrictions here.

Turks and Caicos

  • Turks and Caicos reopened for international tourists from July 22 with uniform travel guidelines for all.
  • All tourists must register on TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal, as failing to do so will result in entry denial.
  • COVID-19 test, taken no earlier than 5 days of departure, is mandatory for travelers.
  • You must also have any travel or health insurance that covers the cost of COVID-19 treatment.
  • All passengers are subjected to health screening and questioning at the airport on arrival by the airport officials.

Uganda

  • From October 1, Uganda has opened its borders for international tourists with no mandatory quarantine.
  • A PCR COVID-19 test, taken no earlier than 72 hours before your departure must be produced on arrival.
  • Since health screenings are mandatory, if you exhibit symptoms, you’ll need to undergo a test and stay in isolation until the results arrive.

Ukraine

  • Ukraine is accepting international tourists from September 28.
  • It classifies countries into Red and Green zones, depending on which travelers meet with testing and quarantine regulations.
  • While no self-isolation is required for travelers from green zones, if you are traveling from red zones you can evade the mandatory 14-day quarantine by undertaking a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of your due arrival.
  • Valid health insurance from any Ukrainian firm or a foreign company with a branch in Ukraine, as available on the official website, must be availed of before traveling.
  • Carry your ID and masks when in Ukraine.

Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe resumed international tourism on October 1 without mandatory quarantine regulations.
  • You must be carrying a negative RT-CR test report no older than 48 hours.
  • Only if you fail to bring a valid COVID-19 test, it will result in a quarantine requirement of 14-21 days.
  • Wearing masks in public is a legal obligation.

Countries with partial/selective quarantine requirements on arrival

Andorra

  • Andorra has lifted its travel restrictions, however, travel to Andorra has to be done through Spain or France, which still have restrictions in place
  • 15 days quarantine is mandatory for all those traveling from high-risk areas.
  • Mandatory use of masks and social distancing from September 22 with a cap on 5 people in groups.

Barbados

  • Travelers need to fill out and submit the Online Immigration/Customs form 24-72 hours before entry into Barbados (available here).
  • Countries are categorized into high-risk, medium-risk, low-risk, and very low-risk, which further decides the testing and quarantine regulations.
  • Travelers from high and medium risk countries must carry a COVID-19 certificate taken 3 days before arrival. Flying from low-risk countries doesn’t mandate a pre-test but you are strongly urged to get one (validity of test 5 days before arrival) to avoid testing on arrival. No testing required for travelers from low-risk countries who haven’t transited through any of the countries in other categories.
  • Passengers from High-Risk and Medium-Risk countries must also undergo a second test on arrival after 4-5 days of their previous negative test. While the high-risk category must quarantine at a government-designated facility till then, there is no movement restriction for the medium-risk category. Monitoring (daily temperature checks and reporting to officials) will continue for 7 days for either case.

Belarus

  • Belarus has opened its borders for international tourism to almost 70 countries.
  • Rules are changing fast, with countries being added or removed from the long list of mandatory 14-day quarantine requirements (check for updates here).
  • PCR certificate for COVID-19 is now mandatory for visitors aged 6+.
  • Land borders will remain closed from December 20 for tourists.

Curacao

  • Curacao reopened for international tourists from the Caribbean in mid-June and has since allowed more countries like Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, USA tri-state, etc. to enter without 14-day quarantine (find the list here).
  • You must complete the online Digital Immigration card before travel.
  • Fill out Passenger Locator Card (PLC) online and carry a printed copy with you.
  • Travelers must also upload and carry negative PCR test reports taken no earlier than 72 hours of your travel.
  • For travel from high-risk countries, quarantine for 14 days is required.

Croatia

  • Croatia reopened its borders on July 1.
  • Travelers from EU and Schengen Area member countries, UK, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, as well as Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican may enter without any quarantine or testing requirements.
  • Tourists from other countries must carry a negative PCR test report (taken 48 hours before arrival) or face mandatory quarantine for 7-14 days (you are allowed to take a local COVID test 7th day onwards to cut short your quarantine stay).
  • If entering for emergency personal reasons, you’ll need to stay in quarantine for 14 days.

Dominica

  • Opened its borders on July 15.
  • Submission of an online health questionnaire is required by all travelers no later than 24 hours prior to the journey.
  • Unless you are traveling from a country within the CARICOM Travel Bubble, a pre-entry COVID test taken within 24 to 72 hours of your arrival is mandatory for all. You must also upload the results online.
  • Dominica classes countries into low risk, medium risk, and high-risk zones which decide the testing, monitoring (interview and assessments), and quarantine requirements of the travelers.
  • From low-risk countries, only 7 days of monitoring is in place which for medium-risk countries, extends to 14 days of monitoring in addition to a rapid test on arrival. The time can be trimmed down if you take a PCR COVID test on day 5.
  • Travelers from high-risk countries are subjected to a mandatory rapid test on arrival, followed by a quarantine stay at a Government facility or certified private property for at least 5 days. After 5 days, you may go for a PCR test for an early release.

Grenada

  • The airport in Grenada reopened for charter flights from July 1 and commercial flights from August 1.
  • Open for all countries but travelers from only CARICOM travel bubbles and other low-risk countries are exempted from quarantine.
  • Minimum 4 days quarantine mandatory for travelers from high-risk countries like the USA after which travelers can take a test and leave quarantine.
  • COVID test report (timeframe is within 7 days of travel) mandatory for all international tourists outside the CARICOM bubble.
  • Make reservations at any approved Pure Safe Travel accommodation and fill out pre-travel forms.
  • Download Ronatrac contract tracing mobile app.

Ireland

  • Ireland reopened for tourism from July 21 although the government has requested passengers to travel for only essential purposes.
  • Ireland requires you to stay in quarantine for 14 days unless you belong to its list of green countries (in the latest update, no country made it to the list).
  • Completion of the online COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form prior to arrival in Ireland is required.

More details on Ireland travel regulations here.

Jamaica

  • Jamaica reopened for tourism with the introduction of a program called Resilient Corridors (areas in the country prepped for avoiding coronavirus transmission) to ensure safe tourism.
  • You must complete the travel authorization process before entering Jamaica.
  • With the latest travel guidelines for international tourists, you can take a PCR or antigen test and present it at the airport on arrival (no need of uploading it at the airport).
  • Testing again at Jamaica airport at the discretion of the officers and must stay in quarantine in the hotel room while awaiting test results.
  • If you decide to stay outside the safe corridor region, you must be in isolation for 14 days.

Jordan

  • International flights have resumed services from September 8, allowing tourists to visit the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  •  It is mandatory for all passengers to fill out the Visit Jordan form and must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate (test no older than 72 hours prior to the scheduled journey).
  • All travelers have to undergo a COVID test in Jordan on arrival, the price of which is 40 Jd, and must be paid while submitting the Visit Jordan form.
  • You must quarantine at home for 7 days and 14 days respectively if traveling from a yellow or red country. In either case, you have to take a COVID test at your own costs on the seventh day (for those in 14-day quarantine, a test also on the 14th day). Those from green countries do not have to undergo quarantine.
  • It is also obligatory to have the Aman app downloaded on your mobile device.

Montenegro

  • Montenegro reopened back in June for international tourism.
  • Depending on the country of your origin, you may enter Montenegro without restrictions, with a COVID test report (negative PCR and positive antibody both accepted, but no older than 72 hours), or with mandatory 14-day isolation.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is currently operating in phase 4 of reopening from October 1.
  • Depending on the country (high, medium, or low risk) you’re flying from, you may need a mandatory test certificate, a quarantine stay of 2 days or 4 days (extendable at the discretion of the health officials), or none at all.
  • For arrivals by sea, if you have a COVID-19 negative certificate from the last 72 hours, you are free from any mandatory quarantine.

United Arab Emirates

  • UAE has started reopening for tourism one by one with Dubai reopening as early as July 7.
  • Travel guidelines are varied across the emirates.
  • While Dubai requires no quarantine unless you are asked to get tested on arrival depending on the country you are travelling from, Sharjah has mandatory testing on arrival and unless the results are out, quarantine stay is required. Abu Dhabi, on the other hand, requires all passengers to stay in self-isolation.

More on Dubai reopening here.

U.S. Virgin Islands

  • The island country reopened again in September after shutting down for a month on August 19 for international tourists owing to escalating cases.
  • All visitors aged 5 and above must be carrying a negative PCR test report.
  • Antibody test reports from the last 4 months are also acceptable as an alternative.
  • In case, you are not carrying any COVID-19 test results, only then, you will need to stay in self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Temperature checks and health screenings at the airport.

Uzbekistan

  • Uzbekistan is not only open for tourism but also promises travelers (who visit as part of a group tour led by a local guide) a sum of $3,000 (£2,400, A$4,400) in compensation if they become infected with COVID-19 during their trip.
  •  Quarantine on arrival since Uzbekistan depends on the country of your stay in the past 10 days. No testing or quarantine for those from the green category of countries.
  • For yellow and red, a COVID RT-PCR test taken before 72 hours of arrival is mandatory. 14 days home quarantine for those from yellow countries, and institutional quarantine for those from red countries.

Countries with quarantine requirements on arrival

Anguilla

  • Anguilla reopened borders in Phase One from August 21 and eyes the return of most tourists from November.
  • You need to get a ‘travel authorization ticket’ by filling out the application on the official Anguilla Tourism Website.
  • COVID test taken before 3 to 5 days of arrival is obligatory.
  • You must also be carrying health insurance.
  • A second PCR testing will take place upon arrival.
  • Self-isolation is mandatory for all travelers 10 days (14 days if you are arriving from high-risk country with more than 0.2% case rate per population) after arrival at only approved properties listed on the tourism website.
  • Another test will be conducted on the 10th day and depending on its outcomes, you’ll get a release.
  • Note that all your test costs will be covered in the collective fees (also includes surveillance and other health associated costs) you’ll be paying to enter Anguilla. For a trip of 5 days or less, a solo traveler needs to pay USD 300 for the same.

Armenia

  • International borders open for tourism purposes since August 12
  • While 14-day self-quarantine is mandatory for all incoming international passengers, you can take a COVID test during the stay to cut short your quarantine. You can schedule the same at your hotel in Armenia
  • You may also otherwise bring a COVID-19 negative certificate (valid for 72 hours from departure from your country) to escape the mandatory quarantine.
  • Entry through land borders is banned for non-Armenians
  • Wearing masks in public is mandatory and if caught without one, you can be charged a fine of up to 10000 drams

Bahrain

  • Tourists from as many as over 180 countries are now allowed to enter Bahrain from September 4.
  • COVID testing on arrival is applicable for all travelers and until the results come out, self-isolation is mandatory for all.
  • For longer stays, a second test on the 10th day is mandatory with the total cost of the 2 tests amounting to BD 60.
  • Have the ‘BeAware Bahrain’ app downloaded on your phone.
  • Restaurants and cafes have opened their outdoor services but indoor dining will be allowed from October 24 onwards (now only pre-booked private dining for groups of 10-20 allowed).
  • Gatherings restricted to 5 people maximum in public places.

Bermuda

  • Bermuda, a “Safe Travels” destination as per the World Travel & Tourism Council, is open for tourists since July 1.
  • A PCR test certificate (can be taken anywhere between 3 to 7 days before departure) is mandatory for all travellers above 9 years of age, in addition to a second test on arrival.
  • Fill out the mandatory Travel Authorization form and pay the fee of USD 75 which covers the cost of the test on arrival.
  • Quarantine is mandatory for all passengers for a short period of around 24 hours before the test results arrive.
  • You also have to take follow-up tests on the fourth, eighth, and fourteenth days of your visit.
  • Children under the age of 10 are exempted from the testing requirements.

Haiti

  • Haiti reopened its international airports and border crossing in July.
  • Declaration of COVID-19 health status is a must before entering.
  • A self-quarantine of 14 days was obligatory for all travelers but the reports on its enforcement have been varied, with some stating it is no longer applicable.

Rwanda

  • Rwanda has been open to international tourists since June 17.
  • Before you travel, you must fill out the Passenger Locator Form.
  • In the form, you’ll need to show your booking details since quarantine is mandatory for all passengers for a period of 24 hours.
  • Carrying a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report (taken within 5 days of the journey) is obligatory for all visitors in addition to being subjected to the mandatory test after reaching Rwanda. For the latter, you’ll be paying USD 50 and will need to wait in quarantine for the results to arrive. 
  • Take note of a curfew from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM. throughout the nation.

Saint Lucia

  • Saint Lucia is accepting international tourists but with a 14-day obligatory quarantine period.
  • Travel Authorization Form should be filled out by all travelers (18 and above).
  • A COVID -19 PCR test report, taken no earlier than 7 days before arrival is indispensable for any visitor above 5 years of age.
  • For quarantine, you must stay at any COVID-certified accommodation or government facility at your own expense. Stay is allowed at up to 2 different properties during the period.
  • You can tour only a few select attractions which are currently open. Bookings for the same can be done with certified tour operators.

Thailand

  • Thailand now welcomes travellers from all countries through its Special Tourist Visa for long-stay visitors, allowing up to 90-day stay in the country
  • Additionally, visitors from 50+ countries are welcomed to enter without visa
  • All travellers must carry a COVID-19 test result conducted 72 hours that shows they’re negative for the virus
  • Quarantine is mandatory for 14 days and visitors must provide proof of accommodation booking
  • Through the quarantine period, they will be tested for up to 3 times

Zambia

  • Zambia is open for international tourists since the end of June.
  • Quarantine is mandatory for 14 days but you have the choice of going to a government facility or private accommodation.
  • For the latter, regular follow-ups with the Ministry of Health officials are necessary.
  • You get your e-visa here for entering Zambia.

*Source: IATA Travel Centre. Travel restrictions are based off of your country of origin. The list above assumes that you’re traveling from the United States.

 

Country COVID-19 Risk Assessment According To EU Methodology *Updated Weekly*

 

News Of Borders Reopening & When Will International Travel Resume

2021

🇲🇾 Malaysia aims to resume leisure travel with neighbours by 1Q2021

Tourism Malaysia is hopeful that cross-border tourism for leisure will reopen in stages sometime in the first quarter of 2021. Source: TTG Asia

🇰🇾 Cayman Islands to reopen borders by March

Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that the British overseas territory will be reopening its border to tourists in March. Source: Jamaica Observer

🇯🇵 Japan eyes March opening for Asian tourists as coronavirus fears ease and Olympics loom

Japan’s tourism sector is making tentative plans to welcome back the first foreign visitors in the spring, with the government keen to open the doors wider before the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympic Games commence on July 23. Source: SCMP

🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia to Lift Travel Ban on March 31

Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on international flights from Wednesday March 31, the state news agency SPA said on Friday. Source: Reuters

🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia Plans to Resume Tourist Visas by Early 2021: Minister

Saudi Arabia plans to resume tourist visas by early 2021 after months of suspension amid strict government measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the kingdom’s tourism minister told Reuters. Source: Reuters

🇸🇦 Lifting of Complete Restrictions on Departure and Return to Saudi Arabia Takes Place after 1st of January 2021

An official source of the Ministry of Interior announced today thata royal approval has stated that lifting of complete restrictions. Source: spa.gov.sa

2020

🇱🇰 Sri Lanka welcomes tourists after 8-month-long coronavirus interruption

A group of Ukrainian tourists on Monday became the first batch of holidayers to visit Sri Lanka in more than eight months after the island nation put curbs on international travel due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Source: Tribune India

🇴🇲 Oman to restart issuing tourist visas

🇻🇬 The British Virgin Islands Is Reopening for Tourism in December

The beloved Caribbean archipelago will reopen to visitors on Dec. 1, according to British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew A. Fahie. Source: Caribbean Journal

🇻🇪 Venezuela plans November reopening for tourism

Venezuela will reopen its tourist attractions “gradually” starting in December after registering a “sustained trend” of decreasing Covid-19 infections in the country, President Nicolás Maduro announced Wednesday. Source: The Tico Times

🇿🇦 South Africa has opened for international travel – but other countries are still closed

Government has relaxed South Africa’s level 1 lockdown rules around international travel, allowing visitors from any country provided they follow health and safety guidelines. Source: Businesstech

🇸🇬 Singapore to allow in visitors from mainland China ahead of travel bubble with Hong Kong

From November 6, the island nation is also lifting border restrictions for travellers from the Australian state of Victoria as it looks to boost its battered tourism sector. Source: SCMP

🇧🇼 Botswana to allow chartered int’l flights from November 1

Botswana will allow direct chartered international flights to some of the country’s premier tourist resorts with effect from November 1, Tourism Minister Philda Kereng has said. Source: journalducameroun.com

🇵🇭 Philippines Lets Foreigners In, Eases Travel Rules for Citizens

The Philippines will welcome back foreign nationals starting Nov. 1 and allow Filipino travelers to leave without Covid-19 antigen tests as the Southeast Asian nation continues to reopen. Source: Bloomberg

🇨🇷 Costa Rica to welcome tourists from anywhere in the world starting November 1

Tourists from anywhere in the world will be allowed to visit Costa Rica starting November 1. Source: The Tico Times

🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia to gradually lift ban on performing Umrah

Saudis and foreign residents can make pilgrimage from Oct. 4, while Muslims abroad will be allowed entry as of Nov. 1. Source: Andalou Agency

🇦🇷 Argentina to restart international flights, some tourism after ban

rgentina will resume commercial international flights from November and allow tourists to enter from bordering countries, the government said on Friday, as it aims to lift coronavirus restrictions after one of the strictest lockdowns in the world. Source: Reuters

🇰🇳 St Kitts and Nevis to Reopen for Tourism on Oct. 31

St Kitts and Nevis has revealed that the twin-island federation will reopen for tourism on Oct. 31. Source: Caribbean Journal

🇮🇩 Indonesia, Singapore agree on business travel corridor

2 countries to start accepting travel applications on Oct. 26, says top Indonesian diplomat. Source: Andalou Agency

✈️ Delta brings back more flights across Atlantic and Pacific this winter and summer 2021

As Delta works to restart service in line with the lifting of travel restrictions, potential vaccine availability and the gradual return of demand, customers will see more trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights to top business and leisure destinations for the winter 2020-2021 and summer 2021 seasons. Source: Delta

🇹🇭 Thailand welcomes first tourists since March

Thailand has welcomed its first group of tourists in seven months, as part of an experiment aimed at testing if a wider opening is possible as the coronavirus cripples the kingdom’s economy. Source: Asia Times

🇦🇺 The Australia-New Zealand travel bubble is finally here — but it’s only one-way for now

Australia will put in place a travel corridor with New Zealand to allow quarantine-free tourism, with flights likely to begin within weeks — but there’s a catch. Source: CNN

🇬🇾 Guyana to Reopen Airports on October 12

The Guyana government says it will re-open the country’s borders to international traffic on October 12 even as it also announced an extension of the seven-hour curfew to the end of the month. Source: Caribbean National Weekly

🇵🇦 Panama plans October 12 reopening for international flights

Starting October 12, Panama will welcome international tourists from across the world, the government announced via executive order. Source: The Tico Times

🇸🇬 Singapore to allow visitors from Australia and Vietnam from Oct 8

Singapore will unilaterally lift border restrictions to visitors from Australia – excluding Victoria state – and Vietnam from Oct 8. Source: Straits Times

🇲🇺 Mauritius to Reopen Borders in Three Phases

The prime minister of Mauritius has announced a three-phase reopening of the country’s borders for international travel. Source: Lonely Planet

🇴🇲 Oman to restart international flights on October 1

Oman will restart international flights on October 1, state news agency ONA said on Twitter, after they were suspended in March as part of coronavirus precautions. Source: Khaleej Times

🇧🇿 Belize reopens borders to international travel October 1

Prime Minister Dean Barrow, speaking during a virtual news conference, said the Phillip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) will reopen on that date, coinciding with the start of the 2020 tourist season. Source: Jamaica Observer

🇺🇬 Uganda says to re-open airport and resume international flights on Oct. 1

Uganda said on Thursday it would reopen its sole international airport to commercial flights on Oct. 1, more than five months after its closure as a measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the East African nation. Source: Reuters

🇯🇵 Japan to ease entry restrictions for all countries in October

Japan will reopen borders for all foreign visitors with permits to stay in the country for some time, including students and business people, but excluding tourists, from October, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday, in a major easing of entry restrictions imposed to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Kyodo News

🇵🇪 Peru to Resume International Flight Operations From October 1 With Stringent Safety Measures

Peru has approved the resumption of international flights starting from October 1, but under strict safety measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister of Transport and Communications Carlos Estremadoyro said. Source: News18

✈️ Oman Air returns to scheduled service on 1 October

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will return to scheduled service on 1 October with flights to 16 cities in 12 countries. Source: Oman Air

🇿🇼 Zimbabwe to open for tourism on 1 October

According to the Zimbabwe Ministry of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services, Zimbabwe will open its borders for international travel on 1 October. Source: The South African

✈️ Vietjet to resume some international flights

Vietjet said it will reopen some of its regular international flights from Vietnam to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from 29 September. Source: Asian Aviation

🇿🇼 Zimbabwe resumes domestic, regional flights

Zimbabwe’s state-owned Air Zimbabwe announced Wednesday it will resume domestic and regional commercial flights later this month after the government decided to re-open the country’s skies following coronavirus lockdowns, local media reported. Source: Andalou Agency

🇳🇵 Nepal to resume domestic flight operations from Sept 21

The Nepal government has decided to allow resumption of domestic flights and long-haul public transportation services from September 21. Source: Northeast Now

🇯🇵 Japan to Resume Short Biz Trips with Singapore on Sept. 18

Japan and Singapore have agreed to resume short-term business travel between the two countries on Sept. 18, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday. Source: Nippon.com

🇬🇹 Guatemala’s international airport to resume flights on Sept. 18

Guatemala’s Aurora international airport will reopen to commercial flights on Sept. 18, the government announced late on Monday, as the Central American country relaxes its coronavirus lockdown. Source: Reuters

🇻🇳 Vietnam May Resume International Commercial Flights From Mid-September

Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Authority is working on a plan to resume international flights from Sept. 15 with all passengers quarantined for 14 days upon arrival in the country, according to a post on the government’s website, which cited Dinh Viet Thang, director of the authority. Source: Bloomberg

🇯🇴 Jordan to resume regular commercial flights from Sept. 8

Jordan will resume regular international flights from Sept. 8 to help revive an economy badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, after delaying the move several times over the past month, officials said on Wednesday. Source: Reuters

🇯🇵 Japan’s travel bubble will extend to five Asian countries and regions on September 8

Reciprocal travel for long-term residents from Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Taiwan will soon be available. Source: Time Out

🇳🇬 Nigeria to resume international flights from Sept 5

Nigeria will resume international flights from Sept. 5, the head of the aviation regulatory body said on Thursday, marking a week-long delay to the resumption date previously announced by the government. Source: Reuters

🇨🇳 China will gradually resume direct international flights to Beijing

China’s aviation regulator said on Wednesday it will resume direct flights to Beijing from eight countries including Thailand, Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Sweden and Canada from Sept. 3. Source: Reuters

🇸🇬 Singapore to Ease Restrictions on New Zealand, Brunei Travel

Singapore will allow general travel to and from New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam, as the city-state eases border control measures to take into account countries where the virus situation is under control. Source: Bloomberg

✈️ United Airlines Further Expands International Schedule in September

United Airlines announced it is further expanding its international schedule in September with new nonstop service three days a week between Chicago O’Hare and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport. United also announced it is reinstating service between Chicago and Hong Kong as well as between Los Angeles and Sydney. Source: United Airlines

🇬🇭 Ghana’s airports to reopen on September 1

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has announced plans to re-open the country’s air borders. Source: Premium Times

🇦🇺 Australia set to open borders to international students, other visa holders may have to wait longer

South Australia is preparing to bring back the first batch of the state’s nearly 7,000 students stranded offshore. Source: SBS.com.au

🇳🇦 Namibia Welcomes Tourists in September

Namibia’s borders will reopen to international travellers via Hosea Kutako International Airport only from 1 September 2020. Source: allAfrica

✈️ Singapore Airlines to resume flights to Taipei in September

Singapore Airlines announced in a news release on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that it will resume three regular flights between Singapore and Taipei in September. Source: Taiwannews.com

🇨🇺 Cuba will allow tourism in late August but Havana will be off-limits

Despite the rest of the Caribbean reopening in June and July for tourism, Cuba is taking its time, first allowing Cubans to travel domestically at the end of this month before welcoming international tourism in phase two. Source: Time Out

🇸🇦 Saudi land borders opened for families of citizens

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Directorate of Passports has opened four land border crossings into the Kingdom for families as part of an easing of restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Source: Arab.news

🇦🇮 Anguilla Is Reopening Its Borders. Visitors Will Have to “Apply” for Entry

Anguilla Tourism Secretary Quincia Gumbs-Marie announced on Aug. 14 that Anguilla will launch the first phase of its reopening plan on Aug. 21. Phase One will run through at least Oct. 31. Source: Caribbean Journal

Indonesia, South Korea reopen borders for business from Monday

Indonesia announced Thursday it has agreed with South Korea a travel corridor arrangement for essential business trips between the two countries from Monday. Source: Nikkei Asian Review

🇰🇿 Kazakhstan To Resume Flights With Seven Countries On August 17

Kazakhstan is planning to gradually resume flights with seven countries starting from mid-August, including some holiday hot spots, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development has said. Source: Caspian News

🇳🇵 Nepal to resume domestic, int’l flights from Aug 17

The Nepal government has decided to resume domestic and international flight operations starting from August 17, nearly four months after they were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: MENAFN

🇭🇳 Honduras to reopen domestic and international flights in mid-August

Honduras announced Tuesday it will reopen its airports to domestic and international flights in mid-August, after a nearly five-month closure due to the pandemic. Source: Reuters

International flights resume in East Africa

This month, Kenya and Rwanda lifted a ban on international flights, joining Tanzania and Ethiopia. Source: pri.org

✈️ SriLankan Airlines operates flights to selected destinations as travel restrictions relax

SriLankan Airlines is now offering services to passengers who are eligible to travel under the respective country travel advisories to London, Tokyo (Narita), Melbourne and beyond. Source: SriLankan Airlines

🇵🇰 Pakistan allows to resume international flights

International, domestic flights to resume Aug. 9, says aviation ministry. Source: Andalou Agency

🇩🇲 Dominica Is Now Open for Tourism

The Caribbean’s “Nature Island” officially reopened its borders to international travelers (including those from the United States) on Aug. 7. Source: Caribbean Journal

International flights to and from many African nations resume following COVID‐19 halt

Kenya is one of several African countries that are recommencing international flights suspended since March because of the COVID‐19 pandemic. Source: Africanews.com

✈️ Virgin Atlantic Set to Return to 17 Additional Destinations Planned for August 2020

Airline set to return to 17 additional destinations across the network, including Tel Aviv, Miami, San Francisco and Barbados planned from August 2020. Source: Virgin Atlantic

🇱🇰 Sri Lanka to reopen some tourism in August with restrictions

Sri Lanka plans to reopen its tourism sector on Aug. 1 by allowing only small groups of visitors to begin with, a tourism official said on Sunday. Source: Reuters

✈️ British Airways’ August Schedule Sees Return to More Destinations

Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains felt across the globe. Source: British Airways

✈️ Kenya Airways resumes international flights after virus curbs lifted

Kenya Airways (KQNA.NR) resumed international flights on Saturday, heading to about 30 destinations for the first time since the routes were suspended in March due to the coronavirus. Source: Reuters

🇹🇭 Thailand plans to reopen 5 islands to foreign tourists by August

The Tourism and Sports Ministry aims to reopen five islands to foreign tourists in three provinces – Phuket, Krabi and Surat Thani – by August. Source: Inquirer.net

🇷🇺 Russia to resume some international flights from Aug. 1

Russia plans to resume some international flights from Aug. 1, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Friday, but the list of destinations will initially be limited to Tanzania, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Source: Reuters

🇬🇩 Grenada Reopens August 1 With Tiered Traveler Restrictions

Rules for entry and freedom of movement once inside the country will be based on the current transmission levels and epidemiological data corresponding to visitors’ origin points. Source: Travel Pulse

🇰🇼 Kuwait to resume commercial flights in August

Flights are allowed to operate with a rate of 30%. The Kuwaiti Council of Ministers approves a three-stage plan to operate commercial flights from and to Kuwait from August 1, 2020 according to Kuwait news agency KUNA. Source: Gulfnews

✈️ EasyJet to resume flights to hundreds of destinations

EasyJet has announced it will be resuming flights to almost three quarters of its network by August. Source: The Telegraph

🇷🇼 Rwanda to reopen airports on August 1

Rwanda on Saturday announced that its airports will reopen for scheduled commercial flight operations at the start of August. Source: CGTN

🇰🇪 Kenya to resume International flights from August 1

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced that all international flights shall resume from August 1. Source: The Star Kenya

🇸🇨 Seychelles Opens Border for International Flights

Seychelles, the popular holiday destination in the Indian Ocean with a population of less than a hundred thousand inhabitants, as of August 1, 2020 will open its borders to commercial schedule flights, hence provide flexibility for visitors to travel to the islands. Source: FTN News

 

✈️ Vistara hopes to resume international flights by Q3-Q4, 2020

Full service carrier Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, hopes to resume international flight operations by the end of this year, a senior official of the airline said. Source: Livemint

🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan plans to resume international flights

Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister said his country is preparing to resume international flights that have been suspended since May 20 due to the novel coronavirus. Source: Andalou Agency

🇱🇾 Libyan airliners resume flights, starting with Turkey

Libyan airlines resumed flights on Sunday starting with renewed service to Turkey, after months of closure due to Coronavirus pandemic. Source: Libyan Express

🇮🇶 Iraq to reopen airports for international flights July 23

Iraq’s airports will resume international commercial flights on July 23 as the country begins to ease coronavirus lockdown measures, local daily Baghdad Post reported. Source: Arab News

🇸🇱 Sierra Leone On the Ready to Reopen Airport to Passenger Flights

Sierra Leone’s International Airport will reopen to commercial flights effective 22 July 2020 after it was closed in March this year to all international passenger flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: AllAfrica

🇹🇨 Turks and Caicos to Reopen for Tourism July 22

In a statement, the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board said it “encourages travelers to consider the vacation destination as the play vacations for late July 2020 onwards.”. Source: Caribbean Journal

✈️ Virgin Atlantic set to resume passenger flights to US and Asia starting July

Services from London Heathrow to New York JFK, Los Angeles, Orlando, Hong Kong and Shanghai set to resume from 20 and 21 July 2020, with more destinations set to be announced in the next two weeks for the month of August. Source: Virgin Atlantic

🇮🇳 India to resume international flights, confirms air corridors with US, France, Germany

During a press conference on Thursday, Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri confirmed the establishment of “air bubbles” between India and the US, France and Germany. Source: CNN

🇲🇻 The Maldives is now open to all global tourists. Here’s how they’re doing it.

Though border restrictions and quarantine measures are keeping people from visiting many of the world’s most popular travel destinations at the moment, one country famed for its natural beauty is now welcoming all guests — the Maldives. Source: CNN

🇵🇫 French Polynesia to welcome tourists again in July

The South Pacific island of French Polynesia said it will reopen to international travel next month to try to salvage its vital tourism industry. Source: Rappler

🇧🇧 Barbados Is Reopening to Tourists on July 12

Barbados is the latest Caribbean island planning to reopen to international tourists, welcoming back visitors on July 12. Source: Travel + Leisure

🇸🇩 Sudan reopens airport to flights from Egypt, UAE, Turkey

The airport will now receive flights from Turkey, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, the state-run Sudan News Agency reported yesterday. Source: Al-Monitor

✈️ Etihad Airways to resume wider network of flights in July and August

Etihad Airways is resuming services to over 50 destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America in July and August.

✈️ Flydubai resumes flight schedule and opens for sale

Flights to resume initially to 24 destinations increasing to 66 destinations over the summer. Source: Flydubai

✈️ Etihad Airways to operate flights to over 40 destinations in July

Their July network includes 40 countries across America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Source: Etihad

🇹🇭 Thailand reopens to international flights, but only some tourists can visit

Medical tourists, overseas students and foreigners working in Thailand will be allowed into the country from July 1. Source: The National

🇬🇪 Georgia aims to open to international tourism in July

The Georgian government announced that domestic tourism can resume from 15 June while borders could open to foreign tourists as early as 1 July. Source: Lonely Planet 

🇫🇷 France to start reopening non-Schengen borders from July 1

The borders were shut in mid-March to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but the European Union recommended on Thursday that the bloc reopen to some countries in the Balkans from July 1. Source: France24

🇲🇹 Malta to reopen its airport on July 1

Malta will reopen its airport to passenger flights on July 1, Prime Minister Robert Abela said on Sunday, as the Mediterranean island rolls back restrictions introduced in March to halt COVID-19 infections. Source: Reuters

🇹🇷 Turkey to reopen all tourism facilities as of July

As of July, Turkey will resume all those tourism facilities planned to be reopened as part of the normalization process, said the country’s culture and tourism minister on June 10. Source: Hurriyet Daily News

🇧🇸 Bahamas to resume commercial travel by July 01 (tentative)

The government is looking to open commercial travel on or before July 1, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced during a national address on Sunday. Source: thenassauguardian.com

✈️ Qantas Airways Ltd could restart 40-50% of its domestic capacity in July if states relax border controls

The airline will introduce measures on board from June 12 such as providing masks and cleaning wipes to ensure safe travel and give passengers peace of mind during the pandemic, but will not leave middle seats empty. Source: Reuters

🇪🇬 Egypt to reopen all airports on July 1, aviation minister says

Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1, the civil aviation minister said on Sunday, after suspending regular commercial flights in March because of the coronavirus outbreak. Source: Reuters

🇦🇼 Aruba Is Reopening for Tourism in July

On July 1, visitors from Canada, Europe and the Caribbean will be able to return to Aruba. Source: Caribbean Journal

🇪🇺 EU to open for tourists from 14 countries (tentative)

The list includes Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. The 15th, China, would be covered only if it agrees a reciprocal arrangement with EU countries. Source: FT

✈️ American Airlines Will Book Flights At Full Capacity Starting July 1

American Airlines has announced beginning July 1st it will once again book flights at full capacity, essentially eliminating social distancing protocol on flights. Source: KCBSRadio

✈️ EgyptAir to resume flights to over 29 destinations starting 1 July

According to the statement of the Egyptian flag carrier, air flights will resume to and from 17 destinations in Europe, four destinations in Africa, four destinations in the Gulf and Middle East, three destinations in North America and Guangzhou in China. Source: Ahram Online

🇧🇲 Bermuda to Reopen to Air Travelers on July 1

Bermuda will resume international commercial air service for visitors starting July 1, the island territory’s government announced on Friday. Source: Travel Pulse 

🇩🇴 Dominican Republic to Reopen for Tourism July 1

The entire country of the Dominican Republic will open up for international tourism beginning July 1, according to Lucien Echavarria, director at the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic. Source: Caribbean Journal

🇱🇧 Lebanon to re-open Beirut international airport from July 1

Lebanon will re-open Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport for commercial flights beginning July 1, but will keep air traffic at 10% of capacity from a year ago, a statement from the prime minister’s office said on Friday. Source: Reuters

✈️ Emirates to expand passenger destination network to 48 cities

Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from seven additional cities in the month of July taking the total number to 48 including Dhaka. Source: The Financial Express

🇩🇰 Denmark to Reopen for Majority of European Countries

Denmark’s government has decided to reopen its borders, from June 27, for the majority of European Union countries, except for Portugal and Sweden, asserting the current Coronavirus situation permits for such a step to be taken. Source: Schengen Visa Info

🇹🇳 Tunisia plans to reopen borders to tourism on June 27

Tunisia has announced it is ready to resume tourism safely and will be reopening its borders on June 27. Source: The Telegraph

🇲🇦 Morocco to resume domestic flights starting June 25

Morocco will resume domestic flights starting June 25, the state news agency said on Sunday, citing the ministry of tourism, air transport, handicrafts and social economy. Source: Reuters

🇧🇱 St Barth to Reopen for Tourism on June 22

The French Caribbean island of St Barth is reopening for travel and tourism on June 22, according to Bruno Magras, president of the island’s territorial council. Source: Caribbean Journal

🇪🇸 Spain to reopen borders on June 21

Spain will open its borders to members of the EU’s Schengen Zone and the UK on June 21. The border was originally due to remain closed until July 1. Source: The Telegraph

✈️ Turkish Airlines to start flights to Europe on June 18

Turkish Airlines (THY) is set to resume flights between 16 cities in six European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands and Austria and Turkey, on June 18, the flag carrier’s senior official has announced. Source: Hurriyet Daily News

✈️ US says its airlines can resume limited flights to China

American airlines have been cleared to resume a limited schedule of flights to China after an agreement between the two countries to defuse what was shaping up to be a tense travel standoff. Source: CNN

🇨🇭 Switzerland to open EU borders from June 15th

The Swiss government said Friday it will accelerate plans to open its borders, allowing people travelling from all European Union countries and Britain to enter from June 15th. Source: thelocal.ch

🇫🇷 France to lift border controls for EU travellers on June 15

France will lift restrictions at its borders for EU travellers on June 15, the French Interior and Foreign ministries said in a statement on Friday. Source: Reuters

🇬🇷 Greece ready to open to tourists, PM says safety is top priority

International flights to and from the country’s main airports will resume on June 15, after a nearly three-month lockdown. Source: Reuters

🇬🇪 Georgia opens up for domestic tourism from June 15th

From June 15th, domestic tourists will be able to receive appropriate services. Georgia will be ready to open up for foreign tourists from July 1st. Source: traveldailynews.com

🇮🇸 Iceland To Open To Tourists Again On June 15th

At a press conference held just moments ago, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced some up-coming changes to the travel restrictions to Iceland. Source: Grapevine.is

✈️ Brussels Airlines to resume operating round trips to 59 destinations in Europe, Africa and the US starting 15 June 2020

The gates to the sky are finally reopening! We couldn’t be happier to announce our summer network, with 59 destinations in Europe, Africa and the US gradually opening between 15 June and 31 August. A network to meet our customers’ needs. Source: brusselsairlines.com

🇪🇺 Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia could open their borders to each other as of mid-June

“We think we could create a mini-Schengen allowing people to travel without border checks, tests or subsequent quarantine in mid-June,” Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek said after talking to his Austrian and Slovak counterparts. Source: macaubusiness.com

✈️ Austrian Airlines plans to end flight suspension on June 15

Austrian Airlines has therefore temporarily suspended regular flight operations as of March 18, 2020. From June 15, 2020, Austrian Airlines will take off again and slowly but steadily increase its flight operations. Source: Austrian Airlines

✈️ Lufthansa to resume flights to 20 destinations from mid-June

The destinations include Mallorca, Crete, Rhodes, Faro, Venice, Ibiza and Malaga, the spokeswoman said, adding flights would depart from the airline’s main hub in Frankfurt. Source: Reuters

🇯🇲 Jamaica Is Reopening for Tourism on June 15

In a major move for the Caribbean tourism sector at large, the island of Jamaica is reopening its borders for travelers beginning June 15. Source: Caribbean Journal

🇩🇪 Germany to lift travel warning to most European countries from June 15

Germany introduced an unprecedented warning against all foreign travel in mid-March. But with new infections sharply down, the government is looking for ways to restart the economy. Source: France24

✈️ Malaysia Airlines increases domestic, international connectivity

Malaysia Airlines will resume limited flight operations across the network for domestic from June 2020 and international services from July 2020 until October. Source: Malaysia Airlines

🇨🇾 Cyprus to open airports again on June 9

Cyprus will reopen its airports on June 9 as it gradually lifts restrictions imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus, the island’s Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios said on Wednesday. Source: Reuters

🇵🇭 Philippines to resume limited domestic, international flights

Country’s major airlines announce plans to resume flights from June 3, 2020. Source: Gulf News

✈️ Vietnam Airlines resumes all domestic flight services

No date has been set for the resumption of international flights, which were suspended in late March, but Vietnam could open its skies sooner than other Southeast Asian nations. Source: Nikkei Asian Review

🇸🇬 Singapore to allow transit passengers from June 2

Travellers will once again be allowed to transit through Singapore’s Changi Airport from June 2 as the city-state prepares to ease some coronavirus restrictions and gradually reopen its borders. Source: Straitstimes.com

✈️Flynas to resume operation early June

Flynas’ Chief Commercial Officer on his LinkedIn page announced the news that the Saudi Arabian budget airline is set to resume scheduled operations shortly. Source: LinkedIn

✈️ Korean Air to restart some international flights in June

Korean Air is reopening flights to international destinations in North America, Europe and Asia in June, as it prepares for Covid-19-related travel restrictions to ease. Source: flightglobal.com

🇮🇹 Italy to reopen borders to European Union tourists in early June

Italy will reopen to European tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. Source

🇷🇸 Serbia to open borders for select countries in June

Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dačić announced (20-May-2020) plans to open borders to visitors from Montenegro, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania from 01-Jun-2020. Source: centreforaviation.com

🇵🇱 Poland’s Flagship Airline to Resume Domestic Flights as of June 1

As of June 1, passengers will be able to fly from Warsaw to seven cities in the country as well as between Gdansk and Krakow, a total of 30 flights per day. Source: aviationpros.com

✈️ Singapore Airlines and SilkAir to Increase Flight Schedules in June and July

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir are increasing the number of destinations that will be covered by their passenger network, as well as the frequencies on some existing services, in June and July 2020. Source: Singapore Airlines

🇭🇰 Hong Kong said it will reopen its airport to transiting passengers on June 1

Hong Kong said it will reopen its airport to transiting passengers on June 1, joining rival Singapore which made a similar announcement last week, as governments in the pair of regional hubs look to boost their local airlines as the global pandemic eases. Source: Caixin

🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia To Resume Domestic Flights On 31st May 2020

GACA announces the resumption of domestic flights, starting on Sunday, 31st of May 2020. General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announces the issuance of its kind approval for the resumption of domestic flights starting on Sunday, 8 of Shawwal 1441, Corresponding to May 31, 2020, by the national air carriers. Source: General Authority Of Civil Aviation.

🇵🇰 Pakistan to resume outbound international flights

Pakistan will allow outbound international flights to resume from Saturday, an aviation official said, after largely closing its airspace to commercial flights to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Reuters

🇮🇳 India Domestic Flights Resume: The government has allowed airlines to resume flights from Monday

But there will be restrictions and strict procedures: flights will run at only one-third of pre-lockdown capacity; passengers, airlines and airports will need to follow standard operating procedures issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Source: indianexpress.com

🇺🇦 Ukraine to reopen borders with EU countries and Moldova

The Ukrainian government will reopen 66 border checkpoints with European Union countries and Moldova for the first time after it closed most of them to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in March. Source: kyivpost.com

✈️ Air Canada Resumes Operating Flights to United States and Plans for More

Air Canada will begin by resuming flights to the United States as of May 22, with six destinations being served by May 25, including New York-LaGuardia, Washington-Dulles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. Source: freshdaily.ca

🇦🇱 Albania to open borders in May, prepare to welcome back tourists

Albania will re-open its borders this month and prepare to welcome back tourists, Prime Minister Edi Rama told parliament on Thursday, with the country reporting no new coronavirus deaths for more than three weeks. Source: Reuters

🇰🇭 Cambodia Lifts Entry Ban on Visitors From 6 Nations

Cambodia has lifted a ban on entry of visitors from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the United States that had been put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Source: Skift

🇵🇰 Pakistan resumes domestic flights, insists on masks and empty seats

Pakistan resumed domestic flights between major cities for the first time in nearly two months on Saturday with the requirement that face masks be worn and vacant seats left between passengers, officials said. Source: Reuters

🇸🇮 Slovenia calls end to coronavirus epidemic, reopens borders to EU citizens

Slovenia is reopening its road, air and sea borders to foreign nationals, the Slovenian government said, officially declaring an end to coronavirus epidemic in the country. Source: seenews.com

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