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

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United Kingdom

Open for travel

Entry restrictions

Travellers from and those who have spent the past 10 days in around 33 "red list" countries, including the UAE, are not allowed to enter. British and Irish nationals, and valid residence holders are exempt from this.

Quarantine upon arrival

10-day self-isolation is mandatory for all travellers as travel corridors will close. They may be allowed to spend only 5 days in quarantine if they test negative on the fifth day. However, travellers from red list countries must complete the full 10-day period from 15 Feb, must quarantine at a hotel.

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Partially open - depending on region
A lockdown has been imposed in England until 31 March, in Scotland until 28 February, in Wales until 13 March and in Ireland until 1 April.

COVID-19 test

Travellers including UK nationals are required to present a negative result of a COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure and a second test upon arrival. Most travellers are required to submit a Public Health Passenger Locator Form.

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Lebanon

Open for travel

Entry restrictions

Travellers from all countries are allowed entry. A 24-hour curfew was supposed to be in place until 22 Feb, but there have been no recent updates on whether or not it has been lifted.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers arriving from Cairo, Addis Ababa, Baghdad, Istanbul and Adana must quarantine at designated hotels for 7 days. Other travellers who take a test upon arrival must quarantine at a designated hotel for 72 hours until they get their test result, then quarantine for another 5 days at home/accommodation even if the test result is negative.

Key tourist attractions

Public parks, sea corniche and public and private sports stadium are closed. A 24-hour curfew was expected to last until 22 Feb, but there have been no recent updates on whether it is still in effect.
People were only allowed to move around during the curfew period with special permits and subject to some conditions.

COVID-19 test

Travellers must present a negative PCR test result issued no more than 96 hours prior to arrival at the check-in counters. The test must be from an accredited laboratory recognised by authorities in the country they are coming from. A second PCR test will also be required upon arrival at the airport.

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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

14 days. Upon arrival, health officials will decide whether the travellers have to quarantine at home/accommodation or need to be taken to a government facility or government-approved hotel. Different rules apply for those coming from the UK.

Key tourist attractions

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

COVID-19 test

Travellers need to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before 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

Many attractions across Egypt such as shopping malls, museums, historical sights, parks and restaurants are open, but some are limited.

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. Flights to and from several countries the UK have been suspended. Domestic travel to most cities remains open.

Quarantine upon arrival

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

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on location.

Shops & markets are operating at limited capacity with shorter timings. A nationwide curfew has been imposed from 9pm to 6am until around 2 March and might be extended.

COVID-19 test

A negative result of a COVID-19 test taken not more than 72 hours before departure is required to enter Morocco.

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Saudi Arabia

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

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 resume all international flights on 17 May. From 9pm (local time) on 3 Feb, entry into the Kingdom from around 20 countries including the UAE, UK, Pakistan and India will be suspended. Saudi nationals & certain categories are exempt.

Quarantine upon arrival

Quarantine requirements may depend on the country travellers are arriving from. This can range from a minimum of 3 days to a maximum of 14 days.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on attraction
As per recent safety measures extended for around 20 days from 14 Feb (10pm local time), recreational venues such as cinemas, gyms and indoor entertainment centres are not allowed to operate and dine-in services are not allowed at restaurants & cafes. Malls and shops are open in general, 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 72 hours before departure. They will also undergo thermal screening at the airport.

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The Philippines

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Nationals of the Philippines, their spouses & children are allowed to enter. Some foreign nationals will also be allowed entry. Learn more here.

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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Indonesia

Open for repatriation

Entry restrictions

Indonesian nationals, foreign nationals holding valid residency permits and select categories are allowed entry. International visitors are not allowed to enter until 22 February.

Quarantine upon arrival

All passengers travelling to Indonesia will need to quarantine for 5 days.

Key tourist attractions

Open - depending on attraction. For e.g. many attractions such as shopping malls, markets and restaurants are open.

COVID-19 test

Travellers are required to present a negative result of a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. Another PCR test will be conducted upon arrival.

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Canada

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Only passengers who are nationals, permanent residents and their immediate and extended family members are allowed to enter. In some cases, foreign workers and international students are also permitted.
Non-essential travel to Canada had been suspended until 21 February, but so far there have been no updates on whether or not they have been allowed to resume.

Quarantine upon arrival

14 days mandatory quarantine for all travellers. They must initially stay at a government-approved hotel for 3 days until receiving the result of their on-arrival PCR test.

Key tourist attractions

Partially open - depending on the provinces, cities & attractions. Lockdown restrictions in 27 regions of Ontario have been lifted. Some regions, such as Toronto, are still under lockdown.

COVID-19 test

Travellers are required to provide a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure to Canada. They must also take a second PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a third one toward the end of their 14-day quarantine. Children under the age of 5 are expected to be exempt.

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Kuwait

Open for repatriation

Entry restrictions

Commercial flights to and from Kuwait International Airport have resumed. Non-Kuwaiti travellers are not allowed to enter until further notice. Close relatives of Kuwaiti citizens, accompanying domestic workers and other special categories are exempt from this. Flights from or to the UK had been suspended until further notice, but there have been no recent updates on whether or not they have been allowed to resume.

Quarantine upon arrival

14 days. Most travellers are required to spend 7 days in institutional quarantine, then spend another 7 days in home/accommodation quarantine if their 6th day test result is negative. Rules differ for special categories.

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.
For one month from 7 Feb, commercial shops, malls and restaurants will be allowed to stay open until 8pm as per new safety measures. Pharmacies and certain categories are exempt. Only delivery services will be allowed during closure times.

COVID-19 test

Travellers must present a negative PCR test certificate that has been valid for 72 hours since the date it was taken. A second test is required upon arrival and a third one on Day 6 of quarantine. Both tests will be at the travellers’ own expense.

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Sri Lanka

Open for repatriation

Entry/nationality restrictions

Sri Lanka has re-opened its borders for foreigners.

Quarantine upon arrival

Tourists need to stay at a ‘Safe and Secure’ certified, Level 1 hotel or hotels' in the initial 14 days of their stay. They may be allowed to visit approved tourist sites under safety measures during this period.

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 result of a PCR test taken a maximum of 96 hours before boarding.

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Sudan

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

The government has partially re-opened Khartoum International Airport to international and domestic flights.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers who present a negative COVID-19 test result do not need to quarantine, but arrivals from the UK, Netherlands and South Africa must quarantine for 14 days. Those who show symptoms of COVID-19 will be quarantined in isolation centres across Sudan.

Key tourist attractions

Partly open - Cafes, hotels, restaurants, markets and some other places are open with social distancing measures.

COVID-19 test

Travellers arriving in Sudan will need to bring a valid, negative COVID-19 test result that has been issued within 72 hours prior to travel. 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 further notice. Tourists are not yet allowed.

Quarantine upon arrival

All passengers are required to undergo a mandatory 10-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 allowing citizens of 56 countries including UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain to enter without a visa.

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. Authorities have extended the state of emergency until 28 February.

COVID-19 test

Travellers must submit a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.

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Azerbaijan

Open for repatriation

Entry restrictions

Regular international flights have been suspended until 28 December. Only cargo, charter and select flights are allowed.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers may be subject to a 14-day quarantine depending on health screening upon arrival.

Key tourist attractions

As part of a special quarantine regime expected to last until 31 January, shopping malls, cinemas, theatres, entertainment centres and gyms remain closed.

COVID-19 test

Travellers must submit a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result to enter.

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Jordan

Open for travel

Entry restrictions

Travellers from almost all countries are allowed to enter. However, flights from and to the UK have been suspended until further notice.

Quarantine upon arrival

Quarantine is no longer required as pre-travel and on-arrival PCR tests have become mandatory.

Key tourist attractions

Many attractions such as restaurants, cafes and public markets have re-opened. A night curfew has been implemented from 10pm, Fridays total lockdown is reimposed.

COVID-19 test

Travellers must provide a negative result of a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Additionally, they must undergo another test upon arrival. The on-arrival test costs must be paid for in advance, and those arriving at Queen Alia International Airport should pay through this link. Children under 5 are exempt.

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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. It has extended travel restrictions from the UK until further notice.

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

Travellers must present a negative certificate of a PCR test taken no more than 72 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 currently not allowed to enter; however, they are expected to be allowed from mid-November, International flights have resumed for all passengers including tourists. However, flights to and from the UK are suspended until further notice, but there are no recent updates whether or not UK travel ban has been lifted. Domestic airlines are allowed to operate flights to all destinations across the country.

Quarantine upon arrival

Quarantine rules vary depending on the country in which travellers are coming from as well as whether travellers are residents or foreign tourists.

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 must provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate obtained no more than 72 hours before departure. Children under 5 years are exempt. For some cases, a second PCR test is required on the 5th day of quarantine.

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India

Open for repatriation

Entry restrictions

International commercial flights to India have been banned until 28 Feb 2021. Currently, only Indian nationals & foreign nationals belonging to certain categories are allowed to enter.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers from the Middle East who present a negative PCR test result upon arrival are not required to quarantine at home or in an institutional facility.

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

All international passengers whose flights originate from the Middle East need to undergo self-paid RT-PCR tests at the airport of arrival.
Those arriving from the Middle East also need to present a printed negative RT-PCR certificate of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

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UAE

Open for travel

Entry restrictions

All Emirates of the UAE are welcoming tourists from around the world.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers to Dubai & Sharjah who take PCR tests upon arrival need to quarantine until test results come out. If they test positive, they must isolate as per health authority guidelines. Travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi from 'green countries' are not required to quarantine, but others must spend 10 days in quarantine.

Key tourist attractions

Availability varies across emirates. Most attractions such as shopping malls, restaurants, beaches, parks and entertainment centres are open in Dubai but will operate at limited capacity until 28 Feb. A range of attractions are open across other emirates too.

COVID-19 test

Test requirements depend on the Emirate the traveller is arriving at. Typically this involves a negative certificate of a PCR (COVID-19) test taken no more than 72 or 96 hours before departure, and in some cases, another test upon arrival.

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Oman

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

As of Thursday, 25 Feb 2021, international travel to and from Oman is open with exception to travellers arriving from these 10 countries.

Quarantine upon arrival

7-day institutional/hotel quarantine is mandatory for all travellers entering Oman. The quarantine duration could be extended depending on the 8th day test result.

Key tourist attractions

Shops, commercial outlets, malls, restaurants and public places are operating at 50% capacity, but beaches have been closed for two weeks from 11 Feb.

COVID-19 test

A negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before arrival is required to enter Oman. Travellers must also take a test upon arrival at the airport and another one at the end of their 7-day quarantine.

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Germany

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Citizens and residents of EU countries are allowed entry, as well as residents of Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Uruguay and Singapore. Travellers in some special categories may also be allowed. Learn more here. Travellers coming from high-risk areas must register for entry before arriving in Germany. from 7 countries, including the UK, have been banned until 17 February. However, travellers with residency permits and other special categories are allowed.

Quarantine upon arrival

Travellers coming from or those who have visited risk reas, including Bahrain, in the past 10 days before entering Germany must quarantine for 10 days. On day 5, they will be tested for COVID-19 and may end their quarantine if they test negative.
Learn more about risk areas here and here.

Key tourist attractions

A national lockdown has been imposed until 7 March. During this period, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, tourist attractions and recreational facilities are closed.

COVID-19 test

Travellers entering Germany from risk areas and those who have visited those areas in the past 10 days before entering Germany will have to provide 2 negative test results for COVID-19: one prior to travel, and another on the fifth day of their 10-day quarantine.

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Georgia

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

Regular flights to and from Georgia have resumed. Vaccinated visitors from all countries are allowed, but unvaccinated visitors are only allowed if they are citizens or residents of select countries such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and are flying from there directly.

Quarantine upon arrival

No quarantine or isolation is expected for vaccinated travellers. 8 days of self-isolation is applicable in most cases, but some categories may be exempt based on certain conditions and PCR test requirements.

Key tourist attractions

curfew has been imposed from 9pm to 5am until 1 March 2021. For more details, please click here. During curfew hours, public and personal transportation (which includes walking) is not permitted.

COVID-19 test

Either a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival or a document that proves completion of two doses of any vaccine must be presented upon arrival. Unvaccinated foreign arrivals from the UAE, KSA, Bahrain and select other countries must provide a pre-travel test result and undergo a second test on day 3 at their own expense.

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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

All arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19 at the airport and on day 5 of their stay. Those staying for over 10 days need to take another test on the 10th day as well. The total cost of the all tests combined is BHD 36.

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Seychelles

Partially restricted

Entry restrictions

As per a recent announcement by the Ministry of Health, visitors from all countries - including the already permitted 48 countries - may now be allowed to enter subject to some conditions for e.g. being fully vaccinated.

A Health Travel Authorization (HTA) is mandatory to enter Seychelles.

Quarantine upon arrival

Quarantine rules depend on the country the travellers are coming from and whether or not they are vaccinated. Rules also differ for residents and visitors.

Key tourist attractions

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

COVID-19 test

Travellers must provide a negative result of a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, as per the recent announcement. Some categories may need to take a second PCR test during their quarantine.

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Maldives

Open for travel

Entry restrictions

Travellers from all countries are allowed to enter. Tourists must have a confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility/hotel and fulfill visa requirements.

Quarantine upon arrival

Tourists who do not display COVID-19 symptoms will not be required to quarantine upon arrival. All international arrivals - except tourists - are required to quarantine for 10 days.

Key tourist attractions

Many attractions and excursions have resumed. A curfew is currently in place in the Greater Male region from 11pm to 4.30am.

COVID-19 test

All tourists and short-term travellers must present a negative result of a PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before departure.

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