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Find out what some of the travel and entry requirements are at top destinations, and whether or not they're open for travel!

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United Kingdom

Open for travel

Entry restrictions

Travellers from all countries are allowed but must fill in a Public Health Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours of departure. Certain regions, categories and countries would be exempt from filling the form.

Quarantine upon arrival

14 days mandatory self-isolation. Only some special categories and regions are exempt. As of July 10, travellers from select countries are also exempt.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on region. For e.g. many London attractions such as shopping markets, museums, galleries, parks and restaurants are open, but "close proximity venues" such as indoor spas, pools and bowling alleys are still closed.

COVID-19 test

Not required before travel or upon arrival, but most travellers are required to submit a Public Health Passenger Locator Form and self-isolate for 14 days.

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Lebanon

Open for travel

Entry restrictions

Travellers from all countries are allowed entry. Lebanon was under a full two-week lockdown from Aug. 21, but there are no further updates aside from a revision of curfew hours. Travellers will be allowed to commute to and from the airport.

Quarantine upon arrival

Passengers must undergo quarantine for at least 10 days upon arrival. In most cases, it will be at home/their selected accommodation. Travellers from select countries may need to quarantine at designated hotels.

Key tourist attractions

Malls, restaurants, coffee shops and gyms have been allowed to re-open. From 21 Aug, the country was under a full two-week lockdown, but there have been no further updates aside from changing curfew hours to the following: 1am to 6am.

COVID-19 test

Travellers must have a negative result of a PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before the departure date. The test must be from an accredited laboratory recognised by authorities in the country they are coming from.

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Bangladesh

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Commercial passenger flights are open. However, travellers from a few countries are not allowed to enter.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - Shops, markets and restaurants have resumed operations and are slowly transitioning to normal hours.

COVID-19 test

All foreign nationals who are not of Bangladeshi origin should have a negative COVID-19 certificate issued within 72 hours of travel.

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Egypt

Open for travel

Entry restrictions

Travellers from all countries are allowed entry but non-Egyptians arriving in Egypt must fill out a travel declaration form and have a valid international medical insurance.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers arriving in Egypt from abroad are required to self-isolate for 14 days as well as commit to precautionary COVID-19 isolation guidance.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on attraction. For e.g. many attractions across Egypt such as shopping malls, museums, historical sights, parks and restaurants are open, but "close proximity venues” within resorts and hotels such as jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and spas are still closed.

COVID-19 test

A negative certificate for a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours (96 hours in select cases) before departure is mandatory for all passengers aged 6 and above. Those flying directly to Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports can take a test upon arrival instead.

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Morocco

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

  • International travel is open for Moroccan nationals & residents, and nationals of visa-exempt countries (such as UAE, KSA & Kuwait) who either have an invitation from a Moroccan company or a confirmed hotel reservation.
  • Domestic travel to most cities is also open.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers arriving in Morocco are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Key tourist attractions

  • Partially open - depending on location.
  • A number of cities such as Casablanca, Tangier and Safi are under lockdown with set curfews and shops & markets operating at limited capacity with shorter timings.

COVID-19 test

A negative COVID-19 test result issued not more than 48 hours before arrival is required to enter Morocco.

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Saudi Arabia

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

As of 15 Sep, travel to and from Saudi Arabia is allowed for exceptional categories of Saudi nationals, citizens of GCC countries and returning residents/non-Saudis holding any of the following visas - exit and re-entry, work permit, Iqama (residence permit) or visit. The Kingdom plans to lift all restrictions on inbound and outbound travel for citizens from Jan 2021.

Quarantine upon arrival

All arriving passengers must spend three days of quarantine at home/their accommodation. After 48 hours, they should take a PCR test for COVID-19.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on attraction. For e.g. many attractions across Saudi Arabia such as malls, museums, historical sights and restaurants are open, but the number of visitors have been capped for safety reasons.

COVID-19 test

All non-Saudi travellers must provide a negative result of a PCR (COVID-19) test that has been conducted by a verified laboratory no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. They will also undergo thermal screening at the airport.

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The Philippines

Open for repatriation

Entry restrictions

Only nationals of the Philippines, their spouses & children are allowed to enter.

Quarantine upon arrival

14-day quarantine is mandatory for all travellers.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on attraction and the quarantine classification. For e.g. many attractions such as hotels, shopping malls, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes in regions that fall under some quarantine classifications are open, but they remain closed in some others.

COVID-19 test

All travellers are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival at the airport.

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Canada

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Only passengers who are nationals, permanent residents and their immediate family members are allowed to enter. In some cases, foreign workers and international students are also permitted. Non-essential travel to Canada has been suspended until 31 October.

Quarantine upon arrival

All travellers (except those belonging to certain categories) are required to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Canada.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on the provinces, cities & attractions. For e.g. Most top tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants in Toronto are open, whereas many cities and provinces are slowly opening up.

COVID-19 test

Although a COVID-19 test is not required, passengers must undergo heath checks before boarding the flight as well as upon arrival at the airport.

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Kuwait

Open for repatriation

Entry restrictions

International travel has resumed, but non-Kuwaiti travellers arriving from 34 'high-risk' countries including the latest additions - Afghanistan, France, Argentina and Yemen - are not allowed entry. Singapore has been removed from the high-risk list.

Quarantine upon arrival

All passengers arriving in Kuwait are required to quarantine at their accommodation for 14 days.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on attraction. For e.g. many attractions such as retail stores, shopping malls, public parks, and restaurants are open.

COVID-19 test

All travellers must present a negative PCR test that has been valid for 96 hours since the date it was taken. Around 10% of passengers will be randomly tested upon arrival too.

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Sri Lanka

Open for repatriation

Entry/nationality restrictions

Entry to Sri Lanka is currently prohibited for all non-nationals.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers who bring a negative COVID-19 test result do not need to quarantine.

Key tourist attractions

Partly open - Attractions are now open but with entry restrictions and safety measures in place.

COVID-19 test

Travellers must submit a negative COVID-19 test result to enter and take another test upon arrival.

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Sudan

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Khartoum International Airport is currently open to limited international flights from Egypt, Turkey, and the UAE. All domestic flights continue to be suspended.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers who present a negative COVID-19 test result do not need to quarantine. Those who show symptoms of COVID-19 will be quarantined in isolation centres across Sudan.

Key tourist attractions

Partly open - Groceries and pharmacies are now open with entry restrictions and safety measures in place. Most attractions remain closed. A country-wide curfew from 6pm to 6am is currently in place.

COVID-19 test

Travellers arriving in Sudan will need to bring a valid, negative COVID-19 test result that has been taken within 96 hours. Those who are 6 years old or younger are exempt.

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Malaysia

Only for repatriation

Entry restrictions

Only nationals, permanent residents and non-nationals who fulfill certain eligiblilty criteria are allowed to enter Malaysia until the end of 2020. Tourists are banned until then.

Quarantine upon arrival

All passengers are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a facility designated by the Malaysian government.

Key tourist attractions

  • Partially open - depending on attraction
  • For e.g. many attractions such as retail stores, shopping malls, theme parks, hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measure in place.


COVID-19 test

All passengers are required to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport upon arrival.

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Thailand

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Thailand is gradually allowing tourists to arrive for long stays from destinations considered 'low risk', such as New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.

Quarantine upon arrival

Most travellers are subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on attraction. For e.g. many attractions including zoos, historical and religious monuments, restaurants and cafes are currently open while practising social distancing safety measures.

COVID-19 test

Travellers must submit a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours before travelling. They will also take another test upon arrival.

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Jordan

Open for travel

Entry restrictions

Regular commercial flights to Jordan have now resumed for all travellers.

Quarantine upon arrival

Minimum one-week quarantine is mandatory for all travellers. The duration will depend on the result of the COVID-19 test taken upon arrival. Those who fail to present the negative PCR test result will undergo 14-day institutional quarantine.

Key tourist attractions

Jordan has announced nationwide restrictions whereby many attractions such as restaurants, cafes and public markets will be closed for two weeks starting from 17 Sept.

COVID-19 test

Travellers must provide a negative PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel. Additionally, they must undergo another test upon arrival

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Pakistan

Open for travel

Entry restrictions

Pakistan has re-opened for travel with commercial flights flying to all airports, except for Gwadar and Turbat.

Quarantine upon arrival

14 days of self-isolation at home/accommodation. Travellers from Category A countries do not need to quarantine upon arrival.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on region or attraction. Shopping malls and small markets are mostly allowed to open. In some regions, few areas or attractions may be restricted.

COVID-19 test

From 5 Oct, travellers must present a negative certificate of a PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before departure. Those from select countries defined as 'Category A', such as Saudi Arabia, are exempt from the test requirement.

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Nepal

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Tourists are not allowed to enter Nepal. International flights have resumed for specific categories. Domestic airlines are allowed to operate flights to all destinations across the country.

Quarantine upon arrival

7 days of quarantine at a local hotel accommodation. Those with a negative test result will be allowed to spend this quarantine period at home. There may be another 14-day home quarantine required after that for all travellers.

Key tourist attractions

An earlier lockdown has been eased for Kathmandu valley and a number of other cities. Many attractions such as hotels and restaurants have re-opened.

COVID-19 test

Travellers arriving in Nepal must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

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India

Open for repatriation

Entry restrictions

International commercial flights to India have been banned until September 30. Currently, only Indian nationals & foreign nationals belonging to certain categories are allowed to enter.

Quarantine upon arrival

Currently, each state or city has specific requirements and regulations. Based on your port of landing, the requirements would change. From 8 August 2020, all international passengers arriving in India must undergo institutional quarantine for 7 days at their own expense. They will be exempt from this if they present a negative COVID-19 test result, but will still need to quarantine at home for 14 days.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on the attraction and the city. For e.g. many attractions such as retail stores, shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants are open in Bangalore, but the malls and shopping centres are closed in Mumbai.

COVID-19 test

Currently, each state or city has specific requirements and regulations. Based on your port of landing, the requirements would change. Those who present a negative COVID-19 test result will be exempt from the 7-day institutional quarantine requirement coming into effect on 8 August 2020.

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UAE

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Dubai is welcoming tourists from around the world, but there are no updates on other Emirates yet. Repatriation flights to all Emirates are operational. Those entering Abu Dhabi from other Emirates by road must present a negative PCR (COVID-19) test result or DPI test result received in the past 48 hours.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers to Dubai who take PCR tests upon arrival need to quarantine until test results come out, which could take around two to three days. If they test positive, they must quarantine at their accommodation until 14 days, subject to COVID-19 Command and Control Centre guidelines. Returning residents arriving in other Emirates must quarantine for 14 days.

Key tourist attractions

Availability varies across emirates. Most attractions such as shopping malls, restaurants, beaches, parks and entertainment centres are open in Dubai. A range of attractions are open across other emirates too.

COVID-19 test

All travellers must present a negative certificate of a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of departure. Children under 12 and special categories are exempt. Only those coming from 29 countries will be tested again upon arrival.

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Oman

Open for repatriation

Entry restrictions

International travel is suspended except for humanitarian and repatriation purposes, but will resume on 1 Oct. A domestic travel ban between governorates has been lifted. Dhofar province is under a full lockdown, which will be lifted on 1 Oct.

Quarantine upon arrival

14-day quarantine for travellers staying in Oman for more than 7 days.

Key tourist attractions

Many malls, restaurants and stores are open. Dhofar province is under a full lockdown, which will be lifted on 1 Oct.

COVID-19 test

All arriving passengers will undergo a PCR test. The result could take between one to seven days. They must also have 30-day insurance that covers the cost of COVID-19 treatment if required.

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Germany

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Citizens and residents of EU countries are allowed entry, as well as those from Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, UK, Iceland, Australia, Georgia, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Travellers in some special categories may also be allowed. Learn more here

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers coming from countries defined as risk areas are required to stay in quarantine for 14 days.
To know more about the risk areas, please check here and here.
Transit passengers and those who present a negative COVID-19 certificate may be exempt.

Key tourist attractions

Most attractions and entertainment facilities have reopened in accordance with safety measures.

COVID-19 test

Travellers entering Germany from risk areas and those who have visited those countries in the past 14 days will have to take a free COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport.

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Bahrain

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Bahraini nationals & residents, travellers from GCC countries who do not need a visa, those with valid eVisas or eligible for visa on arrival, and categories with special exemptions can enter the kingdom. Transit passengers and travellers holding a letter of prior permission can also enter.

Quarantine upon arrival

No quarantine required for those who test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival. All passengers must sign a declaration that they will follow self-isolating regulations until their test result is confirmed to be negative.

Key tourist attractions

Shopping malls & beaches have opened with safety requirements. Restaurants have also re-opened, but while outdoor dining is permitted, dine-in services haven't been allowed yet.

COVID-19 test

No prior testing required, but all arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19 at the airport, which will cost around BHD 30. Those staying for over 10 days need to take another test on the 10th day at their own expense.

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Seychelles

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Visitors from around 32 countries are allowed entry. As of 1 Oct, travellers from 'special status' countries not mentioned in the permitted list, such as the UAE, will also be allowed entry with different measures.
A Health Travel Authorization (HTA) is mandatory to enter Seychelles.

Quarantine upon arrival

Tourists are not required to quarantine. 14-day quarantine applies in most other cases.
Travellers from 'special status' countries have to spend 5 days in quarantine upon arrival.

Key tourist attractions

Many attractions and activities such as sightseeing and tours, island hopping and excursions are available again.

COVID-19 test

Travellers must have a negative test result for a PCR (COVID-19) test taken at an accredited laboratory no more than 72 hours (48 hours for those from 'special status' countries) before departure.

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Note: Please ensure to check the eligibility from the respective country government guidance and entry criteria on IATA to ensure you are able to travel. The information displayed on this page is from various data and government sources. While we've made every effort to present accurate and up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee or be held liable for the accuracy and currency of the information provided due to the rapidly changing requirements.