World travel restrictions


1. Hungary From Third Countries: For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is not allowed, except for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) in this official notice []**Transit: Foreign citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic to transit can enter Hungary if they undergo a medical check upon entry and such a check does not reveal the suspicion of infection. Further conditions to fulfil by foreign citizens wishing to enter: – to meet entry criteria specified by the Schengen Borders Code, – to provide satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel, – to confirm that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country of Hungary situated in their route is ensured. Foreign citizens arriving from abroad can only use the designated border crossing points and route to transit, can only stop at rest areas designated for transit traffic, for a reason essential for transiting – especially for sanitary or technical reasons -, and are obliged to leave the territory of Hungary within 24 hours. For further information please check the Hungarian Police’s website Info transit Hungary For further information please check the Hungarian Police’s website Info transit Hungary [].
2. Maldives Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes.Maldives reopened its borders on 15 July. Restrictions have been lifted for people who have in the last 14 days been to mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces), Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, Germany (the federal states of Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), France (Île-de-France and Grand Est regions), Malaysia Sri Lanka and UK. All cruise ships are currently banned from entering and docking in the Maldives. Entry of all safari boats, yachts and other passenger vessels arriving to Maldives from an overseas location is restricted indefinitely. All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration form [] 24 hours before departure to the Maldives. All passengers and airline crew are also required to complete an Immigration Arrival Card when arriving in the Maldives. Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost or at the cost of the tourist facility where the traveller is booked to stay in the Maldives. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers. All non-tourist passengers travelling to Maldives by air (such as residents and returning students) are required to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal []. These requirements do not apply to tourists and the Government has said it has no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival. All visitors to Maldives are encouraged to install the contact tracing application ‘Trace Ekee’ upon or before arrival into the country. Testing services are available in the Maldives for tourists who require COVID-19 test results to return to their countries of origin or another destination.
3. Morocco Commercial flights to and from Morocco remain very limited, with services operated by RAM and Air Arabia Maroc.Ferries carrying passengers will come exclusively from Sete (France) and Genoa (Italy). If you’re arriving by private boat, you must enter the country at a recognised port of entry. The land border between Algeria and Morocco is closed. From 15 July, foreign nationals resident in Morocco, as well as their families, will be allowed to enter Morocco, but the borders will not be open for tourism. Passengers must complete a passenger health form online at [], then print and sign the form, to be presented on arrival in Morocco. Entry to Morocco will be under the following conditions: Passengers will be required to present (negative) results of a PCR as well as an antibody test for COVID-19 before being permitted to travel to Morocco, with the results dated no earlier than 48 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in Morocco, passengers will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days, sign a statement on oath, and download the tracking app ‘Wiqaytna’. Foreign nationals resident in Morocco will need to present proof of their residency in the form of a ‘carte de séjour’ (residency card). The same PCR and antibody test requirements, as well as additional sanitary measures, will apply to ferry passengers. All passengers will be required to make their own arrangements, including for tests, using private clinics as necessary. Family members (defined as “first degree” relatives: children, spouse, parents) accompanying an eligible traveller require a “livret de famille” (family register) to travel. You should consult your nearest Moroccan Consulate before travelling. .
4. Netherlands Third Country Nationals: Permanent (long-term) residents of the following countries are allowed to enter the Netherlands: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China (The condition of reciprocity explicitly applies to China: the EU will only open to China when China opens to EU citizens). Entry explicitly concerns residents of countries, not nationals. E.g. an American resident in Australia is allowed to travel to Schengen. For more information, and a list of exceptional categories, please see and https://www.government.nlMore info: []. and the extension on 16 July []. **Transit: Travellers from EU and Schengen countries can transit in the Netherlands. Permanent (long-term) residents of the following countries are also allowed to transit the Netherlands: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China (The condition of reciprocity explicitly applies to China: the EU will only open to China when China opens to EU citizens). In genera, when transferring at Schiphol airport from a third country to a Schengen country, the Dutch entry conditions apply.
5. Oman There are currently limited scheduled commercial flights to Oman. You can find the details of these flights on the oman air facebook page, [], Twitter [], or Instagram []. On arrival in Oman you will have your temperature checked. Omani citizens are able to return to Oman without a permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Non Omani citizens are required to gain a permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [] via their embassy, sponsor, or by Oman”s national airlines (Oman Air and Salam Air). When checking in at the airport, residents returning to Oman must present either proof of their accomodation (such as a rental agreement) or have a letter from their sponsor confirming that they have accomodation.
6. Saudi Arabia Flights to Saudi Arabia are suspended. – This does not apply to technical stops, humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights. These flights are subject to prior approval from GACA. International restrictions: The suspension of all international flights to/from Saudi Arabia is extended until further notice. Saudi Arabia reopens its land borders with UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain; flights resume (Arab News, 05.08.2020)
7. Seychelles Passenger flights to resume on 1 August (Business Ghana, 27.06.2020) *****International restrictions: Commercial flights are expected to resume from 1 August. From 1 August, only visitors who travel from countries deemed to be a low or medium COVID-19 risk will be permitted entry to Seychelles. A list of approved countries can be viewed at the Seychelles Ministry of Health website []. This list may be updated at any time and without warning. If you are eligible for entry to Seychelles, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the 48 hours prior to boarding your flight. From 1 August, this will change to 72 hours prior to boarding your flight. Cruise ships from any country worldwide will not be permitted to berth in Seychelles until further notice. Seychelles International Airport may allow private jets and commercial charter flights to land if they are carrying passengers who will then be transferred to authorised yachts, or to specifically authorised tourist facilities. All passengers must have proof of a negative coronavirus test performed in the 48 hours prior to boarding. You should contact your airline and the Seychelles Department of Health to understand when and if you will be permitted entry to Seychelles. Permission for yachts to enter Seychelles waters may be granted by the Public Health Commissioner. Permission for crew to disembark will not be granted until the vessel has spent at least 14 days at sea. If you intend to enter Seychelles waters and if you wish to disembark from a vessel, you are required to contact the Seychelles Department of Health before attempting to do so. All passengers will be temperature checked at all ports of arrival. If symptoms of COVID-19 are found to be present, tests will be conducted. Those found to be positive will be quarantined and re-checked. Any passengers arriving in Seychelles will be subject to a 14 day mandatory isolation or quarantine. All entry to the country must be approved by the Public Health Commissioner.
8. Spain From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries, from 4 July: Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. The reciprocity principle is maintained for citizens of Algeria, China, and Morocco.Additional information may be found at [].**Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls. From the EU: As of 21/6/20, Spain has opened borders without quarantine requirements and travel restrictions for residents in the European Union, countries that are parties to the Schengen Agreement, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican City and San Marino. From 1/7/20 all travellers must fill in a public health form, online at [], or use the free app SPAIN TRAVEL HEALTH (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present on arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the public health form at the destination airport or port. A transitional period until 31/7/20 has been established, in which international passengers who were unable to fill in the public health form online may present it on paper when they arrive in Spain. Additional information may be found at [].
9. Sweden Third Country Nationals: Citizens residing in selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. The list of countries is evaluated on a regular basis and will be updated every other week. Currently, citizens from the following countries are allowed to enter Sweden: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit []. .Transit is possible.
10. Ukraine From 15 June, Ukraine has reopened its borders to foreign nationals. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ukraine on a limited number of routes.Ukraine has reopened its borders to foreign nationals. Upon arrival, all foreign nationals will be required to provide proof of health insurance that covers COVID-19 observation and treatment for the duration of their stay. Insurance must be purchased from a company registered in Ukraine or a foreign company that has a representative office or an insurance partner in Ukraine.. Travellers arriving from countries in what the Ukrainian authorities call the “red zone” (where COVID-19 case incidence in the previous 14 days has been higher than in Ukraine, and/or where the incidence has increased by over 30% in the previous 14 days) are required to undergo 14 days’ self-isolation proven by the “Dii Vdoma” tracking app, or quarantine in a Government-approved facility for 14 days upon arrival. Mandatory self-isolation or quarantine is no longer necessary if a traveller undergoes a PCR test and receives a negative result no more than 48 hours in advance of his/her arrival in Ukraine, or once in Ukraine. Further information about taking the tests in Ukraine and terminating self-isolation in case of a negative result can be found via the ‘more detailed’ link of the ‘for citizens of “red zone” countries’ box on the Ukrainian authorities’ []. Travellers arriving from countries in what the Ukrainian authorities call the “green zone” (where COVID-19 case incidence in the previous 14 days has been lower than in Ukraine, and where the incidence has increased by less than 30% in the last 14 days), are not required to undergo self-isolation or observation on arrival. Self-isolation on entry to Ukraine can be completed at your chosen address using the “Dii Vdoma” mobile app.
11. Cyprus Cyprus will reopen its airports for flights from 19 countries on June 9 and will allow hotels to reopen as of June 1.Third Countries. As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: []. and the extension on 16 July [].Transit is permitted, with limitations.All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the Cyprus Flight Pass: [].
12. Greece The government has decided to open Greek borders for tourists from the European Union, the Schengen area and Israel by July 1 at the latest, but possibly even earlier, from mid-June. Travelers from Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden need negative COVID-19 test result to enter Greece, curfew imposed on Greek islands and some cities (Metro, 11.08.2020). Greek CAA allows flights from Albania, North Macedonia to land only at ATH, imposes restrictions for other countries [Bulgaria, Romania, UAE] (GTP, 02.08.2020)From third countries:International arrivals are allowed from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay and China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity). Before entering the country, all travellers must complete a Passenger Locator Form [].
13. Turkey Kazakh and Turkish airlines may resume passenger flights between the two countries in late June. All international flights have been suspended for an indefinite period. All international passengers are screened with a thermal camera. Those displaying signs of higher-than-average temperature will then be referred to a medical adviser for further examination.Since 12 June, the Turkish government has reopened its international land, sea and air borders. Scheduled passenger flights will resume on an individual country basis, subject to coordination with the Ministry of Health. Direct, scheduled passenger flights between Turkey and the UK resumed on 11 June. All passengers, of all nationalities, who meet Turkish immigration rules are permitted entry to Turkey from 12 June. You must wear a face mask at all times whilst in an airport, and for the duration of all flights, to and from Turkey.

Air Astana has been advised by the Turkish authorities that due to the extended quarantine announced by Kazakhstan on 2 July, entry to Turkey for Kazakhstan citizens and residents will be temporarily suspended with immediate effect. As of 7 August, all flights to/from Turkey have been cancelled by the Turkish authorities.Air Astana has been advised by the Turkish authority that this is a temporary measure.
Flights to/from Antalya are cancelled from July 20th till August 16th.
Flights between Istanbul and Almaty/Atyrau/Nur-Sultan are cancelled from July 20th till August 16th.

14. India All international flights are suspended. To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website []
15. Israel Authorities extend ban of foreigners entry until at least 1 September (BNN, 20.07.2020).Commercial flights are now operating to and from Israel on a limited number of routes. The Israeli authorities have announced that with effect from 18 March, foreign nationals will not be permitted to enter unless they are citizens or residents of Israel.
16. Poland The Polish government wants to extend its ban on international flights to August 25, with 45 countries on the banned list. The list includes: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Saint Thomas and Prince, Russia, Brazil, Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Swaziland, Mexico, Israel, Qatar, Kuwait, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Kosovo, Costa Rica, Macedonia, Maldives, Moldova, Panama, Peru, South Africa, El Salvador, Serbia, Singapore, Suriname, Cape Verde, Romania, United States, Oman, Luxembourg, Bolivia, Bahamas.(The First News, 08.08.2020)
17. Portugal Direct air travel to Portugal is permitted for any purpose from the UK, the European Area, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Travel to, and transit through Portugal is permitted from countries other than those specified above for essential purposes only, such as to enable you to reunite with your family, or for professional, educational, health or humanitarian reasons.
18. Belgium Third Country Nationals: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit [] []
19. Brazil Brazil has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not citizens, residents, government employees and their family members, immediate family members of citizens, diplomats, travelers with authorization from the government, travelers with a National Migration Registry, or travelers in transit who do not leave the international area of the airport. Until 28 May all foreign travelers are banned entry into the country.Government reopens international air travel to foreign tourists (Reuters, 29.07.2020) Non-resident foreign nationals are allowed to enter Brazil by air, except at airports in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraiba, Rondonia, Rio Grande do Sul and Tocantins.
20. Egypt Authorities make COVID-19 testing mandatory for entering country, except for tourists on non-stop flights to several resort cities (Gulf News, 07.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Egypt remain very limited. The Egyptian government has permitted international flights to and from Egyptian airports. Some airlines are imposing special requirements, such as the wearing of face masks- check with your airline. The Egyptian authorities advise that all arrivals into Egypt will be subject to health measures. Passengers from all countries will have temperatures observed, will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details, and will need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance policy to airport authorities. From 15 August, Egypt will require all foreign travellers to obtain a negative PCR test certificate in the preceding 72 hours prior to arrival to Egypt. The only specified exemptions from PCR tests are for Egyptian nationals, and for foreign tourists flying directly into the airports in the coastal governorates of the Red Sea (Hurghada and Marsa Alam), South Sinai (Sharm El-Sheikh) and Marsa Matrouh. Tourists can travel freely within these governorates, but there are restrictions in place preventing onward travel to other parts of Egypt without a negative PCR test certification, obtained within 72 hours prior to travel. No other exemptions have been confirmed by the Egyptian authorities.
21. Indonesia Indonesia has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Indonesia nationals, Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) and Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP) holders, airline crew, diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and foreigners working on strategic national projects.Bali reopens to domestic tourists, foreign visitors to be allowed from 11 September (AP, 30.07.2020) *****International restrictions: Commercial flights are operating to and from Indonesia. All foreign nationals are barred from entering and transiting through Indonesia.
22. Republic of Korea South Korea’s major airlines are cautiously preparing to restart a handful of international flights from June, starting with countries which have not imposed entry bans, but only quarantine measures. All visas issued on or before 5 April are invalidated. All passengers arriving in South Korea from overseas will be required to undergo two weeks of self-isolation. Exemptions can also be made for travelers who receive permission from a South Korean Embassy to travel for the purposes of business, humanitarian work or participation in an academic forum.

As of 9 July, passengers (except Korean nationals) without the negative PCR certificate issued within 48 hours prior to departure will not be boarded on flights from Almaty to Seoul by Air Astana. PCR tests must be undertaken at one of the following clinics, appointed by the Korean Embassy in Kazakhstan: Olympus, MPK Clinic, Invivo. The certificate is considered valid only in the original, issued in English or Korean. If the certificate is issued in Russian or Kazakh languages, the passenger must present a notarization of the written translation together with the original of the certificate. Also, the certificate must contain an electronic stamp of the doctor and must be presented at the check-in desk.

As of 20 July, passengers (except Korean nationals) departing from Kazakhstan and transiting via Seoul must also have COVID-19 negative test results from the clinics designated by the KR embassy issued within 48 hours before departure.


23. Singapore Authorities to allow travelers to transit through Changi Airport starting 2 June (Bangkok Post, 20.05.2020). Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore.If you have extenuating circumstances for which you need to enter Singapore, you will only be permitted entry if you have been issued a ‘SafeTravel Pass’. For more information see SafeTravel Pass Application Portal.
24. Slovenia The first passenger flights to and from Slovenia are expected to resume on May 26. Hungarian, Slovenian Governments agree on gradual reopening of the border by 1 June. Tourism to gradually resume from 18 May. Airports in Slovenia reopened on 12 May. Several airlines have announced plans to resume flights to/from Ljubljana in early June. Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020) .From EU: Travelling to and from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed.
25. Bulgaria No limitations for tourists, coming from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden, plus the United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, as well as Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Jordan and Ukraine. Tourists, coming from North Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel, Kuwait, as well as from all other third countries, should present a negative PCR test, done up to 72 hours before entering the country.
26. Canada Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada. – This does not apply to nationals of Canada. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose. – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members. – This does not apply to diplomats. – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers. – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit. Canada/US Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended for another 30 days (CBC, 14.07.2020). Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020). *****International restrictions: The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students. At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website. Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights.
27. Czechia Czechia divides countries in two categories: green and red. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for covid-19 or undergoing a period of quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and also to citizens of those EU countries who can also travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, the specific conditions determined by the protective measure [] still apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for covid-19, or them undergoing a period of quarantine). Specific measures for Czech citizens leaving or returning to Czechia. This map [] shows countries which are safe for travel using the color green. If countries are marked in red, there is an unfavorable development of covid-19 with a high risk of infection in that country. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions when returning. However, a test for covid-19 will be required when travelling from countries marked in red.
28. Denmark Borders are open for citizens coming from EU Member States, except Portugal and the Luxembourg. Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Thailand. If your purpose of entry is tourism, you can enter the country if you have booked a holiday for at least six nights. This requirement cannot include a stay in the Faroe Islands or Greenland. If you are a resident in Denmark, you can enter the country. In this case, you have to bring with you a personal identification document with proof of address. If you are a third-country national not resident in Denmark, you can enter Denmark if: – you have a job purpose or you are to attend a business meeting in Denmark.
29. Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic reopened its air borders on 1 July 2020. Land and sea borders are closed. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. From 30 July, anyone arriving in the Dominican Republic must provide evidence of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result, taken no more than 5 days prior to their arrival date.
30.  France Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.**Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Third Country Nationals: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Air passengers arriving from certain countries, are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: Air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – Travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; Travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France.
31. Germany There are now no general COVID-19-related restrictions on entry into Germany from elsewhere in the EU, the UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway. Third Country Nationals: On 2 July Germany lifted restrictions on entry for travellers coming from the following countries: Australia, Georgia, Canada, Montenegro, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Restrictions will also be lifted for entry from South Korea, China and Japan if this can be agreed on a reciprocal basis. Currently Germany has not yet lifted restrictions on entry from Serbia, Morocco, Algeria and Rwanda, on the basis of infection data provided by its own public health institute, although these four countries were included on the European Commission list. The list will be reviewed every two weeks. Entry from any third country is possible for travellers who can demonstrate an important reason for their travel.
32. Hong Kong Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Hong Kong SAR, China. – This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China passport. From 29 July, the United States and Kazakhstan will be included on the list of high risk countries.
33. Iceland


Foreign nationals, who are neither EU/EEA nor EFTA nationals, therefore continue not to be allowed to enter Iceland unless they can demonstrate that their travel is essential.. All passengers arriving in Iceland from high-risk areas [—Defined-areas-with-risk-of-infection-(27-02-2020)] can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to undergo a quarantine for two weeks. Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)
34. Japan  Entry to Japan is denied for any non-Japanese nationals who have been to this list of countries [] in the last 14 days, other than in exceptional circumstances. These measures also apply to people who live in Japan but are temporarily out of the country.  (Kazakhstan include the list of countries).
35. Norway Norway will on Saturday 8 August reimpose a 10-day quarantine for all travelers from France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in those countries. (Reuters, 06.08.2020). Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals may not enter Norway without special exception.
36. Serbia There are currently no restrictions on entry to Serbia for foreigners or Serbian citizens.
37. Slovakia  Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal,Romania and Sweden.Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information.[].
38. Switzerland  Travelling to and from EU/EAA countries, including UK is, in principle, allowed.
39. China Commercial flights are operating to and from China. International airlines may only maintain one route to China, operating one flight per week. All international passenger flights to Beijing will be diverted to 16 designated airports in Chengdu, Changsha, Hefei, Lanzhou, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Hohhot, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Zhengzhou, Xi’an and Wuhan. A small number of international flights are also operating direct between European cities and Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao. China has suspended entry to foreign nationals with visas issued before 27 March. This includes transit passengers.
40. Finland Travelling to and from Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Slovakia is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, San Marino and the Vatican City is allowed without restrictions. Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.
41. Ireland  Anyone arriving into Ireland from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Slovakia will not have to restrict their movements. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements [] for 14 days.
42. Italy Work, health, study needs, or other urgent motives continue to be required for traveling to and from States outside of the EU, Schengen area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the United Kingdom. In any case, travel into Italy to return to one’s residence continues to be allowed. Exemptions: Travel to and from the following countries is allowed for any reason: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Quarantine and health surveillance period of 14 days required for persons entering Italy from, or having stayed in (in the previous 14 days) the following countries: Bulgaria, Romania , Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Any other country outside of the EU, Schengen area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the United Kingdom. Exemptions: Persons entering Italy for work purposes are exempt from this requirement. Freedom of movement: Citizens of EU states, countries in the Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the United Kingdom and their family members as well as long-term EU residents or those holding national long-term visas, including their family members, may freely travel among EU member states and within their national territories so long as they haven’t stayed in any of the countries in the above bullet point in the last 14 days. Travel ban for certain countries: Persons who have stayed in or transited through the following countries in the last 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, and Serbia. Direct and indirect flights to and from these countries are thus suspended. Exemptions: This ban does not apply to EU citizens and their family members with a registered residence in Italy prior to 9 July 2020 OR to officials of international organizations or diplomatic missions.
43. Kosovo Commercial flights to and from Kosovo remain very limited..The airport reopened on 28 June, and international flights are permitted. Travellers entering Kosovo are recommended to have a negative RT-PCR test, no older than four days, although this is not obligatory.
44. Kuwait International travel resumes, but ban on commercial flights from 31 ‘high-alert countries’ (Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Kosovo, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria) remains (The National, 02.08.2020) .Foreign travellers are allowed to enter Kuwait if they hold valid Kuwait residency visas and a negative PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before arrival. The test result should be in English.
45. Kyrgyzstan Flights are currently being operated from Bishkek to Istanbul and Dubai. All land borders are closed. Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Although flights will be operating between Istanbul and Bishkek, most foreign nationals are banned from entering Kyrgyzstan, including permanent residence holders.Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) may be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship.
46. Latvia  As regards EU external borders, Latvia applies the EU Recommendations entering into force on 1/7/20. Travellers arriving from a country (or who have been in a country in the previous 14 days) where the cumulative incidence of COVID-19 cases in 100,000 of population over the previous 14 days is 16 or above are required to self-isolate for 14 days since leaving that country.
47. New Zealand All travelers, except New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, family of citizens and permanent residents, diplomats, and air and marine crew, are barred from entering.
48. UAE Commercial flights are now operating to and from the UAE.The UAE authorities have stated that with effect from 1 August, all citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists have to undertake a COVID-19 test in the country they are currently in and have a negative result before travelling to the UAE. The test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure. The test must be registered and carried out at one of the UAE-approved testing centres that are listed on the COVID-19 Screening Registration website []. The test result is required for travellers from all countries arriving at all airports in the UAE.

Air Astana’s direct flights to Dubai from Almaty re-start from 17 August 2020 with 3 flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

49. USA All international travelers who are permitted to enter should expect heightened screening measures and will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days after their return. Government lifts global health advisory to avoid all international travel because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 06.08.2020)
50. Austria Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter Austria.
51. Georgia The government has announced on that it is now postponing the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders, as well as international tourism until at least 1 September. Regular international flights in, out of Georgia are allowed for Paris, Riga and Munich. Commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight.
52. Malaysia Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.
53. UK Government to introduce 14-day quarantine for almost all international travelers from 8 June
54. Azerbaijan There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test.
55. Russia Russia to resume flights to and from Switzerland on August 15 (TASS, 01.08.2020) Russia plans to resume international flights from some airports on 1 August. (Reuters, 24.07.2020)  From 15 July, the Russian authorities are beginning to lift some restrictions on international flights with some countries. You should check the specific COVID-19 test requirements airlines have in place in advance of your flight. Different airlines have different requirements and may refuse boarding if they are not met. In Moscow, express PCR COVID-19 tests are available in Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports as well as in a number of state and private clinics. Anyone arriving into airports will be temperature-checked. From 15 July, the Russian government no longer requires all arrivals to the country to remain in quarantine for a period of 14 days if arriving on a regularly scheduled flight. Instead, you will be required to self-isolate if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or if you test positive for COVID-19. You will be required to self-isolate until you have recovered and tested negative for COVID-19 on a PCR test. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities
56. Thailand The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has opened up more airports for special international flights. Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and will be transported by an allocated vehicle to a government-designated facility upon arrival. Foreigners are still banned from entering Thailand
57. Uzbekistan Government will extend COVID-19 lockdown beyond 1 August (Reuters, 23.07.2020) *****International restrictions: Scheduled international passenger flights to Uzbekistan have not yet resumed.
58. Malta Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Sweden. Third Country Nationals: As of 15/7/2020 the travel ban will be lifted for third countries with which Malta will establish a Public Health Corridor (PHC), as defined by epidemiological criteria. The list of PHC third countries comprises Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, China, Vatican City, Rwanda, Uruguay, Japan, Morocco, Thailand, Tunisia, Lebanon, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Jordan. Travel from other third-countries is allowed only on humanitarian grounds or if their travel is deemed essential, following a specific authorisation issued by the Superintendent of Public Health. Updated information are availabe at []
59. Armenia Government extends state of emergency until 12 August, country’s borders remain closed and international flights have not resumed (Reuters, 13.07.2020)
60.   Passengers are not allowed to enter Armenia. – This does not apply to: – nationals and residents of Armenia; – immediate family members of nationals of Armenia; – diplomats and their immediate family members. 2. Passengers who are allowed to enter Armenia are subject to a 14 day quarantine. International restrictions: A state of emergency has been extended until 17.00, 13 June. Most foreign travelers are banned from entering Armenia, regardless of the country they are travelling from or the point of entry into the country.
61. Australia Government plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions by July. Australia will keep its international borders closed for at least three to four months to protect itself from the coronavirus pandemic.  Only Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter Australia without an exemption until further notice.
62. Mongolia It is currently not possible for foreign nationals to enter or exit Mongolia due to restrictions imposed by the Mongolian Government, including the suspension of all international flights and rail until at least 31 August, the closure to foreign nationals of all road border crossings to and from Russia, and the closure of all borders between China and Mongolia. All scheduled commercial flights have been cancelled but there are occasional charter flights leaving Mongolia.
63. Belarus Belarus has not implemented any entry restrictions, but arriving travelers will be screened, and those showing symptoms may be quarantined. A completed awareness questionnaire must be presented on arrival and passengers must self-isolate for 14 days.