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We’re continually keeping this page up-to-date regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19. We strongly recommend reading coronavirus travel advice from your local authorities and governments, such as the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), a reliable and trusted source of global news and information.

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Which countries have their borders open and have travel restrictions?

Africa
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North America
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South Pacific

Which African countries have their borders open?

 

Egypt:After closing its doors to commercial flight due to the coronavirus pandemic, Egypt will welcome back international air traffic starting July 1.

Ethiopia: The land borders are closed and the airports have strict measures in place. Be aware that if you show symptoms of COVID-19, you will likely be transferred to an isolation facility. 

South Africa: The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) said the country’s tourism industry is lobbying for a September 1 return and stressed that its strategy is based on levels of lockdown, not dates.

Tanzania: Tanzania has resumed international flights. You will no longer have to go into mandatory quarantine (unless you have symptoms). Enhanced screening is still in place.

Tunisia: Tunisia is permitting Canadian tourists to visit as of June 27, 2020. This resort destination in Northern Africa usually attracts tourists from the UK, but since Forbes recently listed Tunisia as one of 7 top tourist destinations in a post-covid world, Canadians are wanting to give it a try! In order for Canadians to be granted entry, they need to bring a negative covid test within 72 hours of boarding. TunisAir flies direct from Montreal starting in July.

Zambia: Zambia’s borders remain open but under tight screening. Travellers to Zambia will be tested with a nasal swab for COVID-19 on arrival. Anyone who goes to Zambia will have to go into mandatory quarantine for 14 days at a government-run facility. You cannot leave the country until you have completed the 14-day quarantine period. All tourist visas to Zambia have been cancelled. Kenneth Kaund International Airport is open to international flights but all other provincial airports remain closed to international traffic.

 


Which African countries have travel restrictions?

 

Algeria: All international flights to and from Algeria are suspended. All land borders are now closed and ferry services are suspended.

Angola: All scheduled international flights to and from Angola are suspended.

Benin: Entry and exit at border crossings is limited to “extreme necessity”.

Botswana: All of Botswana’s borders are closed, except for residents and citizens. There are currently no commercial flights in to or out of Botswana.

Cameroon: All borders are now closed. All international flights have been suspended. All entry visas have been suspended.

Chad: The Chadian authorities have closed airports to passenger flights until at least the 15th June.

Comoros: All international flights are suspended until further notice. Ports are closed to those from affected countries. Immigration restriction, enhanced screening and other measures have been introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Cote d’Ivoire: The Cote d’Ivoire has suspended all international flights.

Djibouti: All international commercial passenger flights to and from Djibouti and all land borders are closed until at least 1 September.

Eritrea: Asmara International Airport is closed and all entry visas have been suspended.

Gabon: All borders are now closed and the Gabonese authorities have announced the suspension of all international flights until further notice.Visa applications from countries affected by COVID-19 have been suspended.

The Gambia: Airports are now closed to passenger flights.

Ghana: International flights are suspended.

Guinea: Conakry Airport is closed until further notice and all borders are now closed.

Kenya: All international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended. The Kenya-Uganda land border has been closed to all pedestrians and vehicles.

Liberia: The Government of Liberia has announced the suspension of all commercial flights.

Madagascar: Madagascar has suspended all international and domestic flights until further notice.

Mali: Commercial flights have been suspended.

Mauritania: Flights between Mauritania and all other countries were suspended.

Mauritius: Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Mauritius.

Morocco: All commercial flights to or from Morocco have now been suspended. Passenger ferry links between Morocco, Spain and Gibraltar have also been suspended.

Rwanda: Rwanda has suspended all flight to or from Kigali International Airport.

Sierra Leone: The government of Sierra Leone has announced that all flights scheduled to and from Freetown International Airport have been suspended and all land borders closed until further notice.

Sudan: The Sudanese authorities have closed all external borders.

Nigeria: All airports in Nigeria are closed to all international commercial flights until at least 4 June.

Sao Tome and Principe: Entry for all foreign visitors is prohibited.

Senegal: A ban on all commercial air transport is in place.

St Helena: All non-essential travel to St Helena has been suspended only allowing for residents, technical corporation officers, persons travelling to Ascension and persons authorised in advance by the Governor to return and depart the island. With immediate effect, the island has also restricted all cruise ship visits to St Helena. The decision will be reviewed after three months. St Helena is urging all in the travel community to not cancel, but to modify trips.

Uganda: All international passenger flights to and from Uganda have been suspended.

 

Which Asian countries have their borders open?

 

Cambodia: Travellers from all countries can now enter Cambodia, but must have a certificate to prove they are COVID-19 free, have proof of insurance that includes a minimum of US$50,000 for medical cover and have a visa before arrival.

Indonesia (Bali): Bali is planned to reopen for Canadian tourists on September 1, 2020. After a lot of back and forth, the governor of Bali finally announced on June 17 that he will be reopening international tourism for the island. While no formal country list has been made, Canadian citizens should be able to visit as of Sept 1.

Iran: Although you can technically still travel to Iran, some airlines are no longer flying in and out of Iran and many neighbouring countries have closed their borders or started monitoring travellers from Iran. There may be further measures introduced at short notice.

South Korea: All foreign national travellers are being tested for COVID-19 on arrival in South Korea. Testing may take up to 24 hours and you may be held in a separate facility during this time. If you test positive for the virus you will be transferred to the appropriate healthcare facility.

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka will reopen for Canadian visitors on August 1. As long as Canadians agree to bringing a negative PCR test with them, and agree to have another test upon arrival, they can come for a vacation.

UAE: Dubai, UAE is officially reopening its borders for Canadian tourists on July 7, 2020 . Canadian’s need to: register their ‘health declaration’ on an app before their trip, bring a negative PCR test within 96 hours of boarding, and have health insurance to be able to enter. Emirates is flying direct to Dubai from Toronto starting in July.

 


Which Asian countries have travel restrictions?

 

Bahrain: Foreign visitors will not be allowed to enter Bahrain.

Brunei: Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. All foreign visitors will have to pay $1,000 BND for a coronavirus test and need to be able to cover the cost of a stay in a quarantine facility. You will also be encouraged to downloads the BruHealth app.

China: The FCO has advised against all travel to Hubei Province, and all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China. The more positive news is that China is slowly starting to emerge from the lockdown, and Chinese residents can now enjoy the Great Wall again, a section of which has reopened. The Badaling section of the Great Wall, from Bei Liu Lou to Nan Wu Lou Ban and the most popular part with tourists, will be open from 9am to 4pm every day. As well as this, Hubei province, where the virus began, has now lifted its travel restrictions for healthy residents.

Hong Kong: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong.

India: Flights to India are suspended.

Israel: Foreign nationals are not permitted to enter unless they are citizens or residents of Israel.

Japan: Foreign visitors will not be allowed to enter Japan.

Jordan: Commercial flights in and out of Jordan are suspended and all land and sea borders are closed.

Kazakhstan: Most foreign nationals, are currently prevented from travelling to Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan: All foreign nationals are banned from entering Kyrgyzstan.

Kuwait: The Kuwait Government is no longer allowing non-Kuwaitis to enter Kuwait, unless they have close Kuwait family members.

Laos: With immediate effect, the Government of the Lao PDR has suspended the visa on arrival and eVisa service at all international entry points for a period of 30 days for all nationals. The number of international flights out of Laos is reducing rapidly, and the borders with Thailand are now closed.

Lebanon: Lebanon’s borders are now closed.

Malaysia: No foreign tourists are permitted to enter Malaysia.

Mongolia: All international flights and rail are suspended.

Myanmar (Burma): Myanmar has suspended all visas for foreign nationals. All commercial flights are also suspended until at least 15 June.

Nepal: The Government of Nepal announced its intention to deny entry to Nepal to certain foreign nationals.

Oman: Only Omani nationals are able to enter the country and international flights have now stopped.

Philippines: Passengers are not allowed to enter Philippines. This does not apply to nationals of Philippines.

Qatar: No foreign visitors will be allowed to enter Qatar.

Saudi Arabia: Entry to Saudi Arabia on a tourist visa from significantly affected countries has been temporarily suspended.

Singapore: Singapore is banning the entry of short-term visitors from everywhere in the world. People who need to visit in extenuating circumstances need to submit a Form 14.

Taiwan: Foreign nationals are no longer permitted to enter Taiwan. 

Tajikistan: The government of Tajikistan has imposed temporary restrictions on the entry of all foreign nationals through all checkpoints into Tajikistan. 

Thailand: All foreign nationals are barred from entering Thailand and international passenger flights to Thailand are suspended. However, Thai authorities have announced that Thailand will be open to tourists from 1st July.

Turkmenistan: All international scheduled commercial flights to and from Turkmenistan have been suspended. All road borders are closed.

Vietnam: Foreign tourists are currently banned from entering the country. However, on the  22 April Vietnamese authorities announced plans for a phased relaxation of the partial lock down measures and authorities have now announced that from July, e-visas will be available for people from 80 countries.

Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan has closed land and air borders to non-Uzbek nationals.

 

Which Caribbean countries have their borders open?

Anguilla: Anguilla is getting ready to reopen its borders after being declared COVID-19-free by the World Health Organization (WHO). For now Anguilla’s borders remain closed to commercial international traffic through June 30. WHO recently changed Anguilla’s classification status from “sporadic cases” to “no cases” in its situation report on June 18.

Antigua and Barbuda: The Government of Antigua & Barbuda has announced a phased approach starting June 4 to the reopening of the country’s tourism and hospitality industry as they prepare to welcome the first guests back on island. All arriving passengers must have a mask in their possession for use on disembarkation, which must be worn in public areas throughout their stay in Antigua and Barbuda. All arriving passengers must complete a health declaration form. Screenings and thermal checks will occur on arrival and passengers may be asked to undergo coronavirus testing on arrival.

Aruba: Aruba has officially reopened its borders and is once again welcoming inbound travellers in a phased-in approach. Starting June 15 Aruba opened its doors to visitors from Bonaire and Curaçao. Visitors from Canada, Europe and the rest of the Caribbean (with the exception of the D.R. and Haiti), will be welcomed back on July 1. Visitors from the U.S. are welcome back starting July 10. Travellers will be required to follow a new embarkation and disembarkation process to enter the country. In addition to social distancing, Aruba is placing temporary capacity limits on some of the more popular tourist destinations to decrease the flow of visitors at peak times in more heavily trafficked areas, without limiting overall access. Plus, a new safety and hygiene program in partnership with key private sector stakeholders has been developed and launched. The ‘Aruba Health & Happiness Code’, which outlines stringent cleaning and hygiene standards, is mandatory for all tourism-related businesses throughout the country. This protocol will ensure tourism businesses adhere to the strict guidelines for health, sanitation, and social distancing protocols. Each business will go through a checklist of new rules and regulations on how to operate in a COVID-19 world. Upon completion, businesses will be inspected by the Department of Public Health and receive a Code Gold Certification once approved. For more details see Aruba.com.

Bahamas: The Bahamas is reopening its borders and tourism sector on July 1 with the resumption of international travel, including both international and domestic commercial airlines. At airports and seaports, temperature screenings will be conducted for all incoming visitors, and travellers are required to wear a face mask where it is necessary to enforce physical distancing, such as when entering and transiting air and sea terminals, at customs screenings and baggage claim.

A full list of health and safety protocols for accommodations, transportation, excursions, tours, attractions, ferries and restaurants can be found here. These include the discontinuation of buffets at restaurants until further notice, a reduced capacity of 50% on ferries, a maximum number of guests on excursions, tours and attractions, and a limited number of guests in hotel elevators at one time.

Barbados: All visitors arriving in Barbados will be placed in government-run quarantine for 14 days.

Bermuda: Plans to reopen its borders to air travellers, resuming international commercial air service on July 1. The resumption of cruise ships to the island remains unknown at this time. Prior to departing for Bermuda, travellers should obtain a certified negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure, obtain appropriate health insurance, wear face masks and practice physical distancing when travelling to the departure airport and while at the airport, and complete a screening form and arrival card. Face masks and physical distancing are also required in-flight (to the extent possible) and upon arrival. Upon departure home, the same requirements when arriving in Bermuda apply, plus pre-boarding screening in the form of a temperature check will be conducted if the jurisdiction requires it.

Cuba: The Cuba Tourist Board says Cuba’s travel restrictions will begin to lift on July 1. During its temporary closure to international travellers, the Cuban government took various steps to improve all hotels and its tourism infrastructure. Hygiene and sanitary protocols were put in place to ensure the safety of residents and international visitors.

Dominican Republic: Will be ready to receive international visitors starting July 1, 2020, when phase 4 of its phased reopening plans commences. In phase 4, most hotels as well as airports, gyms and restaurants will reopen with hygiene, disinfection and social distancing protocols in place. The country’s borders will remain closed until July 1 by land, sea and air. All flights to and from the Dominican Republic will be suspended along with the arrival and departure of all cruises in all ports in the country. For more information go to https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/.

Grenada: Set to reopen its airport on July 1, with commercial flights resuming on this day or close to this day. All visitors are subject to health and safety protocols upon arrival, including mandatory masks, physical distancing and COVID-19 testing, which costs approximately US$75.

Jamaica: Reopened its borders to international travellers on June 15 with new health and safety protocols in place. All visitors will be screened via thermal temperature checks and symptom observation; those with elevated temperatures will be subject to additional screening and testing, if needed. Any visitor who exhibits symptoms or is ill will be subject to quarantine. Phase 1 of the reopening is set for June 15-30, 2020, during which time a COVID-19 Resilient Corridor, which includes the coastline from Negril to Port Antonio, has been introduced. Only businesses within the corridor that have been trained and cleared for opening are permitted to open to tourists during Phase 1. All ground transportation for tourists must be arranged by a business that has been cleared to open. For a full list of safety protocols for hotels, cruise ships, attractions, beaches and transportation, click here.

Puerto Rico: Will be ready to welcome back travellers on July 15 as part of its third phase of economic reopening. Hotels throughout the destinations have remained open throughout to island residents. Starting July 15, all commercial spaces such as pools, bars, restaurants and shops within hotels will operate at 50% capacity in order to promote social distancing. Tourist attractions and popular sites are also open during this phase, while tour operators and businesses that rent equipment used for tourist activities are also authorized to resume operations.

The island’s main airport, Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, is using advanced technology to automatically gauge incoming travellers’ temperature and has staff on site to administer a quick health check-up to arriving passengers.

The government of Puerto Rico is working on exception to the mandatory 14-day quarantine that remains in effect, for passengers arriving on or after July 15 who provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Further details will be coming in upcoming days.

Saint Lucia: A phased approach to reopening started June 4. Phase One includes welcoming international flights at Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) from the U.S. only. In anticipation of upcoming flights, some 1,500 hotel rooms on the island are being prepared to open in early June. Visitors are required to present certified proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of boarding their flight. Upon arrival in Saint Lucia, all travellers must continue the use of face masks and physical distancing. Travellers will be subject to screening and temperature checks by port health authorities. Phase Two will commence on Aug. 1. For more see https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: St. Vincent and the Grenadines has announced new entry requirements for travellers just in time for Air Canada Rouge flights starting in July. A list of requirements fort phase 1 1ravellers, from July 1-30, 2020, can be found here. In phase 2, which begins on Aug. 1, 2020 and based on the data gained during phase 1 and the current epidemiology of the COVID-19 pandemic, travellers arriving will be subjected to PCR COVID-19 testing, depending on their country of origin. For more details go to http://health.gov.vc/health/index.php/c and https://www.facebook.com/SVGHEALTH/.

St.Barths: Officially reopening its borders for tourism on June 22, 2020 and is allowing Canadian tourists to visit! Saint Barthelemy, or St. Barths as it’s commonly called, is a beautiful French-speaking Caribbean island known for its white-sand beaches, luxurious hotels, duty-free shopping and stunning views. Canadian’s only need to bring a negative PCR test with them to be admitted.

St. Martin: A phased reopening of Princess Juliana International Airport may be scheduled from July 1. Currently only cargo flights and medical evacuations are allowed to operate. At Grand Case airport, commercial flights between Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthelemy and St. Martin have resumed. All establishments and businesses, bars and restaurants included, are open, however wearing a mask is mandatory. There is free circulation on both sides of the Friendly Island. For the inter-island ferry station, connections between Saint-Martin and Anguilla are suspended until further notice departing from the Ferry Station in Marigot. Connections with St. Barthelemy have resumed. For more information see sintmaartengov.org/coronavirus.

Turks and Caicos: Plans to reopen its borders and begin welcoming visitors starting July 22. The destination’s airline partners have confirmed flight service will resume from within the U.S., Canada, and Europe as soon as the destination is ready. Private jet terminals will open on July 22 as well in conjunction with the reopening of Providenciales International Airport. The Grand Turk Cruise Center will remain closed until Aug. 31. The Islands’ hotels and resorts, private villas, restaurants and bars, and tour operators are simultaneously finalizing protocols and gearing up to accept bookings. See www.turksandcaicostourism.com.

The U.S. Virgin Islands: Reopened on June 1 to all travellers. Travellers are asked to travel with PPE include masks, wipes, sanitizers, etc. Health screening protocols are in place for all arrivals and symptomatic travellers will be referred to the Dept. of Health. Seating capacity will be 50% in vans and safari vehicles. See https://www.visitusvi.com.

 


Which Caribbean countries have travel restrictions?

 

Dominica: All airports and seaports are closed.

Haiti: All ports, airports, and borders would be closed

Trinidad and Tobago: The Trinidad and Tobago government has indefinitely closed its borders.

Which European countries have their borders open?

 

Austria: Anyone entering Austria from Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia or Switzerland, or anyone who has, in the last 14 days, been in an area for which the Austrian Foreign Ministry has travel warnings in place due to COVID-19, must present a medical certificate with micro-biological test results in English, French, German or Italian which is no older than 4 days old. Be aware that ski resorts and accommodation in Tyrol, Salzburg and Vorarlberg provinces are closed. 

Belarus: All arrivals from countries that are affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for a period of 14 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms. From 11 May, all passengers on Belavia airlines need to wear a face mask on the flight, during check-in, at security and while on the airport busses.

Bulgaria: Bulgaria has lifted its travel ban. You will still have to self-isolate for 14 days.

Croatia: Croatia has reopened border crossings on major routes for limited people, including foreign nationals who have real estate in the country, who own a boat in Croatia, have spouse or children in Croatia, need to attend funerals or have been invited for business purposes. Self-isolation is only being imposed on those who may have been in contact with an infected person.

Czech Republic: You will need to present a negative coronavirus test upon arrival or present a negative test within 72 hours of arrival and isolate while waiting for the result in order to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days.

Estonia: Passengers are not allowed to enter Estonia. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Estonia, passengers arriving from certain European countries. They must have no symptoms of illness and have stayed in those countries in the last 14 days.

Finland: Finnish borders are closed to all arriving non-resident foreign nationals with some limited local exemptions. However, entry is extremely limited to certain European countries. Certain nationals are permitted to enter Finland for limited essential or compassionate reasons with evidence for their travel. From 27 March, Finland is introducing new measures that restrict travel into, and out of, the Uusimaa region (including the wider Helsinki area). Trips to Helsinki air and sea ports are permitted if you have tickets for onward travel out of Finland. You now have to wear face masks on flights.

Georgia: Georgia, the country not the state, is reopening to Canadian visitors July 1. So far they have not indicated that testing will be required, but have asked all travellers wear a mask on the plane and undergo a temperature scan on arrival.

Greece: Greece has announced it will open it’s borders to all international destinations on July 1st, as long as the new cases per population aren’t out of control. While not yet 100% confirmed, Canada should be able to visit Greece after July 1. Air Canada starts flying to Greece in July, and Air Transat starts in August, giving us a clue this should go forward!

Hungary: Certain nationals are allowed to enter Hungry. Before being granted access, you will need to complete this form. The country is hoping to be open to tourists by 15th June.

Ireland: New visitors will have to self-quarantine for 14 days and the country is largely on lockdown.

Italy: Italy’s international borders are open, with no quarantine restrictions. VCE is functioning, and more and more airlines are looking at recommencing flights from JUL, though foreign tourists are unlikely to arrive until the opening of Schengen frontiers is confirmed.

Malta: On July 15th, Canadians can take a vacation in beautiful Malta.

Netherlands: Borders are open from Schengen countries. However, travellers from high-risk countries, will have to fill in a ‘fit-to-fly’ health declaration form, which will ask if you have Covid-19 symptoms.  Based on your declaration, you may be denied permission to board the plane.

Norway: If you have proof of residency, are visiting family members, or a travelling for work you will be allowed to enter Norway. Norway has announced it will lift nearly all lockdown restrictions in June.

Poland: You will be required to self-isolate on arrival in Poland for 14 days. Authorities have announced plans to start to re-open to tourists from 13th June. Be aware you will have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

Portugal: If you are returning to your residence in Portugal you will be allowed to enter. Starting on 4 May, the government of Portugal will begin a three stage de-escalation plan to slowly ease the country out of lockdown. Portugal has announced that from 6th June, tourists will be welcome and will not face quarantine measures.

Serbia: Commercial flights have resumed. Border crossings have now opened.

Slovenia: Airports in Slovenia have now re-opened for passenger transportation. Health checks are being conducted at all border entry points. Visitors who display signs of coronavirus infections will be refused entry. Most nationals will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

Sweden: Passengers arriving from outside Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.

 


 

Which European countries have travel restrictions?

 

Albania: All borders are closed (with the exception of freight) to all nationals.

Andorra: All ski resorts are now closed and the FCO advises against all but essential travel.

Armenia: The majority of foreign nationals who have travelled from or via countries with outbreaks of COVID-19 within 14 days of travel, are not currently allowed to enter Armenia.

Azerbaijan: The Azerbaijani authorities have extended the suspension of all commercial passenger flights in to and out of Azerbaijan until at least 31st May.

Belgium: Entry and exit checks have been reintroduced in order to prevent non-essential travel.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: All foreign visitors except those from neighbouring countries are banned from entering the country.

Cyprus: From the 9-19 June, tourists from some countries will be allowed to enter.

Denmark: The Danish border is closed to foreign nationals who do not have a ‘worthy purpose’ for entering Denmark.

Germany: Only essential travel is allowed.

Iceland: The Icelandic Government intends to ease restrictions on international arrivals by 15 June at the latest. You will either need a health certificate or agree to self-isolate for 14 days in order to be allowed to enter.

France: Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France.

Latvia: Only Latvian nationals and foreign nationals who hold residence cards issued by the Latvian Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs are authorised to enter Latvia.

Luxembourg: There are currently no scheduled passenger flights from Luxembourg Airport.

Madeira: Madeira will be open to travellers from 1 July and has offered to pay for coronavirus tests for all incoming tourists.

Montenegro: Montenegro has announced its borders will be open from 1st June to certain European countries that have 25 or fewer infected for every 100,000.

Moldova: Foreigners who do not hold Moldovan residency are currently not permitted to enter Moldova.

Romania: Passengers are not allowed to enter Romania. This does not apply to certain nationals

Russia: Russia announced that it will restrict entry into the whole country for almost all foreign citizens.

Spain: The border is currently closed to all except citizens and those with a Spanish residency. However, Spain has announced it hopes to reopen to tourism in June, with hotels, restaurants and shops already starting to reopen.

Slovakia: Entry to Slovakia is permitted only for Slovak citizens, foreigners with proof of residency in Slovakia, and other foreign nationals under certain conditions.

Turkey: Passengers who are not Turkish nationals or residents of Turkey are not permitted to enter Turkey. However, Turkey has announced plans to reopen to European tourists at the end of July.

Ukraine: Foreign citizens who are not residents of Ukraine are not allowed to enter the country.

 

Which North American countries have their borders open?

 

Mexico: Mexico is now open for Canadian tourists! In fact, it was one of the only countries that never actually really closed its borders to Canadians in the first place. No tests needed. As of June, many tourist cities like Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Cabo, and Puerto Vallarta have reopened their hotels and are ready to welcome Canadian guests. Flights by WestJet and Air Canada have resumed from many Canadian cities.

 


 

Which North American places have travel restrictions?

 

Canada: Canada has now closed its borders to most foreign visitors. With cross border travel restricted until at least July 21st, this summer it’s a safer bet to stay close to home. But the rules about travel differ across the country, while some provinces allow residents to visit recreational properties, others are asking people to stay home.

British Columbia: Health authorities in BC are still advising against non essential travel and recommending residents explore their own hometowns rather than visit other parts of the province. Ferries are operating, but some routes have been reduced. Many provincial campgrounds have reopened – but only BC residents can camp there.

Yukon: Travel restrictions will be lifted between Yukon and BC as of Canada day. After that, travellers between the province and territory will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Alberta: Albertans are welcome to travel with their province, but leaving Alberta is discouraged until the next phase of reopening.

Saskatchewan: Is lifting a ban on non-essential travel in the north. Recreational travel within the province allowed. Some private campgrounds and regional parks have reopened. But like BC, only Saskatchewan residents are allowed to camp in provincial parks.

Manitoba: As of right now, out of province visitors coming into Manitoba are required to self-isolate for two weeks. Manitobans are permitted to travel to cottages and cabins around their province, but many First Nations communities are closed to visitors.

Ontario: Ontario officials are strongly advising against non essential travel, but there’s no specific ban on travellers from other provinces or territories entering Ontario.

Northwest Territories: People coming into Northwest Territories must pass through a checkpoint and inform a border officer of their travel plans. If travellers who don’t meet requirements for entry, they either have to turn around or apply for an “exceptional circumstance exemption” and self-isolate for two weeks.

Nunavut: Nunavut’s travel ban remains in place for the foreseeable future. Those who leave are required to undergo a 14-day isolation period at a designated isolation site when they get back.

Quebec: Is urging residents to stay within their own regions, however, check-points that had been set-up to discourage intraprovincial travel have ended.

Residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador can travel within the four Atlantic provinces without having to self-isolate, starting July 3.

 

USA: Canadians are allowed to travel to the States, but they have to fly in. The land border between the two countries is still closed. Dozens of flights leave Canada daily to the US. Vancouver flies direct to Los Angeles, Calgary flies direct to Vegas, Toronto flies direct to Orlando, and so much more.

 

Which Central and South America Countries have travel restrictions?

 

Argentina: Argentina’s borders are closed to foreign nationals and non-residents entering the country.

Belize:  The Government of Belize closed all borders including suspending all international flights to the Philip Goldson International Airport.

Bolivia: All international flights to and from Bolivia are suspended and all land border crossings closed.

Brazil: The Brazilian Government have banned entry for all foreign passengers.

Chile: The Chilean Government has decided to close its borders from Wednesday 18 March onward. This means that those who do not have Chilean residence will be prohibited from entering Chile by air, sea or land. Disembarking from a cruise on the Chilean coasts is also prohibited. Our thanks to Southbound for this information.

Colombia: Colombia’s land and sea borders are now closed, including the border with Ecuador. With effect from 23 March, airports are closed to international traffic .

Costa Rica: All commercial airlines have now ceased operating to/from Costa Rica until further notice.

Ecuador: International arrival flights have been suspended, and foreign nationals are no longer admitted into the country.

El Salvador: All foreign visitors are banned from entering the country.

Guatemala: All international and domestic flights are banned.

Guyana: The Government of Guyana has cancelled all international flights from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at Timehri and the Eugene Correia Airport at Ogle.

Honduras: All land, air and maritime borders are now closed for the transit of people.

Panama: Borders are closed to all foreign visitors. There will be no international flights to or from Panama until at least 22 June.

Paraguay: All passenger flights have been suspended and borders will remain closed to travellers until further notice.

Peru: All borders are now closed.

Suriname: Suriname has closed its borders.

Uruguay: Only Uruguayan nationals and legal residents are allowed to enter Uruguay.

Venezuela: A large number of commercial flight routes to/from Venezuela (and internally) have been suspended due to travel and border restrictions.

Which South Pacific countries have their borders open?

 

French Polynesia: Has had no active cases of COVID 19 since May 29th. The country’s authorities announced the borders will be re-opening to international tourism in French Polynesia starting on July 15th, 2020. Canadians must bring a negative covid PCR test before boarding the flight and they will be tested again on arrival. While Canada doesn’t fly directly to Tahiti and Bora Bora, San Francisco and Los Angeles do!

Which South Pacific countries have travel restrictions?

 

New Zealand: The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all travellers.

Australia: Normal visas are no longer accepted. If you want to enter Australia, you need to apply for a visa via special exemption.

Fiji: The Fijian Government have closed Nadi Airport.

Kiribati: The island will now deny entry to any travellers who have been in or transited countries with confirmed local transmission within 14 days.

Nauru: The island is asking everyone to cancel or postpone non-essential travel to Nauru.

Papua New Guinea: Nobody may enter Papua New Guinea except for health workers, flight crew, military personnel or those with a special written exemption from the Emergency Controller. A reduced domestic flight schedule has resumed.

Tonga: Tongan borders are closed to entry by all foreigners.

This page was last updated on June 30, 2020. To our knowledge, the information on this page was correct at the time of publication. However, given the nature of the COVID-19 crisis, information will vary by location and change at short notice and over time. We will do our best to keep this page up-to-date, however this cannot be guaranteed.

This page has been created for general guidance only and has not been designed for you or any specific circumstances relevant to you. It is highly recommended that you check your government’s latest travel advice before travelling or making any decisions to travel.

For additional information on coronavirus travel restrictions, including more information on countries not included in the above list, please visit the Canadian government’s travel advisory page.

 

References
https://www.skyscanner.ca/tips-and-inspiration/coronavirus-information
https://www.wanderlust.co.uk/content/coronavirus-travel-updates
https://www.iatatravelcentre.com
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jun/03/its-an-exciting-beginning-venice-opens-to-tourists
https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/374174/south-africa-ready-to-reintroduce-tourism-from-september

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