Coronavirus Travel Restrictions, Across the Globe

Nations around the world have imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Here, the current list of countries limiting entry.

AMERICAS

Argentina

Starting Tuesday, Argentina is halting all flights from Europe and the United States for at least 30 days.

People arriving to Argentina from areas with a significant number of cases — including the United States, Europe, South Korea, Japan and Iran — will be required to go into quarantine for 14 days.

Brazil

As of Saturday, Brazil had not imposed travel restrictions. Its health ministry recommended that all passengers who arrive on international flights remain at home for at least seven days and seek medical help if they develop coronavirus symptoms.

Canada

Canada has not banned the entry of any foreigners. But it has required that anyone arriving in Canada from Italy, Iran or Hubei province in China “self-isolate and stay at home” for 14 days and contact public health authorities within 24 hours of arrival.

The government added that all other passengers returning from overseas consider self-isolating for 14 days.

Colombia

The government announced on Friday that it would shut down the seven border crossings along its border with Venezuela. Starting Monday, Colombia will bar entry to any foreigner who has been to Europe or Asia within the past 14 days. Colombians who return from affected areas will be subject to a mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

El Salvador

On Wednesday, El Salvador announced it would bar entry to all foreigners, except accredited diplomats and legal permanent residents.

Guatemala

Effective Monday, Guatemala will bar the entry of citizens of the United States, Canada, South Korea, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, China and Iran.

Mexico

As of Saturday, Mexico had not imposed any travel restrictions.

Peru

Peru on Thursday announced it would halt all flights from Asia and Europe, but it did not specify when the measure would take effect.

United States

On Wednesday, the United States barred the entry of all foreign nationals who had visited China, Iran and a group of European countries during the previous 14 days.

The ban applies to countries in the Schengen Area: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Effective Monday, the ban will apply to foreign nationals departing from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

As of Friday, all American citizens and legal permanent residents who have been in high-risk areas and return to the United States are required to fly to one of the following 13 airports:

— Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts

— Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois

— Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas

— Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan

— Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii

— Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia

— John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York

— Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California

— Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida

— Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey

— San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California

— Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington

— Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia

Uruguay

On Friday, Uruguay announced that all passengers arriving from China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Spain, Italy, France and Germany must go into quarantine for 14 days.

Venezuela

On Thursday, Venezuela announced it would suspend all flights from Colombia and European countries for at least a month.

ASIA

China

Travelers in China who have recently visited South Korea, Japan and Italy — countries with “severe outbreaks” — and are headed toward Beijing or Shanghai, or provinces such as Guangdong and Sichuan, will be quarantined for two weeks in a Chinese facility.

Singapore

As of Sunday, “all new visitors with recent travel history to France, Germany, Italy and Spain within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into or transit through Singapore,” according to officials.

Singapore residents and pass-holders who have been to those countries in the past 14 days will be issued a “Stay-Home Notice,” which will require them to quarantine for two weeks.

South Korea

South Korea has restricted the entry of travelers with passports from China’s Hubei province as well as anyone who has visited that region in the past 14 days. Additionally, Korean visas that were issued to travelers in Hubei are canceled.

Visa-free entry to Jeju Island for all foreigners, and visa-free entry for Chinese nationals and travelers who are headed to China, are suspended.

Vietnam

As of Sunday, Vietnam is refusing visitors from Europe’s Schengen Area and Britain, according to officials.

NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand on Saturday announced tight border-control measures that include requiring all incoming travelers, including New Zealand citizens, to self-isolate for two weeks.

ISRAEL

Since Thursday, foreign travelers, including U.S. citizens, who arrived in Israel from any country have been “required to remain in home quarantine until 14 days have passed since the date of entry into Israel.”

The quarantine also applies to Israeli citizens and residents. Self-quarantine in a hotel or dormitory is not allowed.

EUROPE

Austria

Citizens from countries outside the European Union who have been in coronavirus hot spots, which the Austrian Foreign Ministry currently lists as France, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and parts of China in the past 14 days will have to present a medical certificate confirming a negative test result for the new coronavirus upon entry to the country. The Austrian government also announced that all passengers, regardless of citizenship, will also have to provide a certificate confirming a negative test result if they’re entering Austria from Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein (from March 16).

The certificate, which must be dated within four days of arrival, needs to be signed by a licensed medical practitioner and be in English, German, Italian or French.

Croatia

Travelers arriving in Croatia from specific hard-hit areas, such as Italy, Iran and China’s Hubei province, must spend two weeks in government quarantine facilities at the expense of the traveler, according to officials.

The Croatian government also implemented health monitoring for passengers from several countries affected by the virus like Spain, the United States and Sweden. Travelers from these countries should self-isolate for two weeks, according to officials, “and report their condition to the nearest epidemiologist for further instructions.”

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, which declared a state of emergency, has banned passengers from “high-risk countries” and prohibited Czech citizens from visiting these places.

As of Saturday, bus, train and boat transport from the Czech Republic to Germany and Austria was also banned. Air travel was also partially restricted, according to officials.

Denmark

Denmark on Saturday closed its borders to most foreign travelers for the next month.

“All tourists, all travel, all vacations, and all foreigners who cannot demonstrate a credible reason to enter Denmark will be denied entrance at the Danish border,” Mette Frederiksen, the prime minister, said at a news conference, according to Reuters.

Italy

In Italy, where the virus has taken hold and already killed more than 1,000 people, government officials implemented strict orders placing the country on lockdown in an attempt to stop the spreading infection.

As of March 3, passengers with a temperature higher than 99.5 degrees were not allowed to board flights to the United States.

All travelers flying into Italy are subject to temperature screening in Italy’s major airports, and the country has suspended flights from China and Taiwan.

Norway

On Thursday, the Norwegian Directorate of Health said that regardless of whether they have symptoms, anyone coming into Norway from outside Nordic countries should be quarantined at home for two weeks from their arrival. The measure is set to last through March 26.

On Friday, Oslo, the nation’s capital, said on its website that “foreign travelers from countries outside the Nordics arriving at Oslo airport will have to return home,” Reuters reported.

Poland

Starting Sunday, Poland banned foreigners from the country, suspended international air and rail services for citizens and temporarily restored border controls, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland said on Twitter. All Polish citizens returning from abroad must voluntarily quarantine for two weeks, according to officials.

Russia

The Russian government banned entry of Chinese nationals, except for transit, on Feb. 20, and on Feb. 28 it banned the entry of all Iranian citizens. On March 1, Russia restricted travel by South Koreans, mandating they enter the country only via Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow. As of Friday, the government banned Italian citizens from entry into Russia.

“Effective March 16, air travel between Russia and countries of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland will be limited to flights between Moscow and capital cities,” according to officials.

On Saturday, Russian officials announced plans to close the country’s land border with Poland and Norway to foreigners, according to Reuters.

Ukraine

Ukraine closed 70% of its land ports of entry Friday, and international train service between Ukraine and Slovakia has also been suspended.

Officials are screening temperatures for all arriving passengers, and if someone is found to have a temperature of 100.4 or higher or is exhibiting flulike symptoms, then “they may be referred to a hospital in Kyiv for additional testing and possibly up to 14 days of quarantine.”

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

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