COVID-19 Travel News

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29/07: Martinique is again confined and Guadeloupe re-establishes a curfew. ๐Ÿ”ธ
29/07 : From 8 August, you will have to be vaccinated, have already had covid or be tested to enter the Netherlands. ๐Ÿ”ธ

28/07: England ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to let in vaccinated European travellers without quarantine, except for the French. ๐Ÿ”ธ
28/07: Vaccinated people can now enter Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ without quarantine. ๐Ÿ”ธ
28/07: Jersey ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช has introduced relaxed conditions for travel to the island. Vaccinated travellers will have to undergo a free PCR test on arrival. Unvaccinated travellers and children aged 11 to 17 will have to isolate themselves on arrival until a negative result is confirmed (12 hours) and take a test to return to France. ๐Ÿ”ธ
28/07 : Algeria ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ lifts quarantine for travellers. ๐Ÿ”ธ
28/07: The US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ does not intend to lift any restrictions on international travel. ๐Ÿ”ธ
28/07 : Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ The experiment to open up Phuket to tourism may be suspended due to an increase in the number of covid cases on the island. ๐Ÿ”ธ

27/07: Cyprus has moved France to its orange list. It is now necessary to be vaccinated or have a negative PCR test to enter the country. ๐Ÿ”ธ
27/07: All French regions except Bourgogne-Franche-Comtรฉ, Centre-Val de Loire and Mayotte are now classified as “at risk” by Spain. People coming from these regions must present a vaccination certificate, proof of infection or a negative test. ๐Ÿ”ธ
27/07: Singapore plans to reopen its borders to vaccinated tourists in September. ๐Ÿ”ธ

26/07: Belarus ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ no longer requires self-isolation for vaccinated people. For unvaccinated people, this period is reduced to 7 days. ๐Ÿ”ธ
26/07: All visas for South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท (which were suspended until now) are now open to French people, except for tourist and PVT visas. Vaccinated people are exempted from quarantine. ๐Ÿ”ธ

25/07: On the ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท French government map, Ukraine has turned green (instead of orange) and India has turned orange (instead of red). ๐Ÿ”ธ
25/07 : Moldova ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ will move France to its red zone from 26 July. Unvaccinated people will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine. ๐Ÿ”ธ

23/07: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile will reopen its borders to Chileans and vaccinated foreign residents on 26 July, but not yet to foreign tourists.
23/07: ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Vietnam approves pilot opening of Phu Quoc Island to vaccinated tourists in October.
23/07: ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy introduces a health pass for many activities including restaurants, bars and museums from 6 August.
22/07: Foreigners, including business visa holders, are no longer allowed to travel to ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia.
22/07: The closure of ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US land borders with Canada and Mexico has been extended until at least 21 August.

20/07: The regions of รŽle-de-France, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Cรดte d’Azur are now classified as “at risk” by ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain. People coming from these regions must present a vaccination certificate, proof of infection or a negative test.
20/07 : ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece : a curfew is introduced in Mykonos, the island of celebration.
20/07 : ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand : domestic flights to and from Bangkok and other provinces classified as “at risk” will be suspended from 21 July.
20/07: ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidad and Tobago has reopened its borders.
20/07: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada confirms that it will open its borders to vaccinated Americans on August 9 and to vaccinated travellers from around the world on September 7.

19/07: All travellers, even those vaccinated, must now present a negative test less than 72 hours old to enter ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland.
19/07: ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland has abolished the quarantine requirement for people with an EU health pass.
19/07: The ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท French government is going to reinforce border controls.
19/07: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ Uruguay plans to reopen its borders to vaccinated people at the end of the year.
19/07: Unvaccinated travellers (including children) can no longer enter ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway from France.

17/07: The constraints imposed by France on vaccinated travellers are lifted, regardless of the country of origin.
17/07: France will impose covid tests of less than 24 hours on non-vaccinated people returning from the UK, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and the Netherlands from midnight Sunday.
17/07 : The vaccination schedule is now considered complete by France 7 days after the injection of a second dose, or one dose for people who have already contracted the virus, compared to 14 days previously.

16/07: Joe Biden, announced on Thursday that his teams are currently working on a potential reopening of the United States to European tourists. The decision could be known within a few days.
16/07: Abu Dhabi: travellers, vaccinated or not, are now exempt from quarantine.
16/07: From 1 August, vaccinated people and minors will no longer be required to have covid travel insurance to enter Costa Rica.
16/07: Canada may reopen its borders to vaccinated foreign travellers in September.
16/07: Malta reopens its borders to non-vaccinated travellers but imposes a quarantine.
16/07: Compelling reasons for unvaccinated people to travel between Martinique and France are reinstated as of 21 July.

15/07: Thailand : After Phuket and its “sandbox” started on July 1st, it is the turn of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao to welcome back vaccinated travellers. The reopening should continue: on September 1st with the provinces of Krabi, Phang Nga, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri and Buri Ram, on October 1st with Bangkok, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, then the rest of Thailand throughout October.
15/07: Cayman Islands to reopen for vaccinated people on 9 September.
15/07: Algeria and Niger reopen their land border.
15/07: Qatar opens its borders to vaccinated French travellers.
15/07: It is now possible to enter Slovakia without quarantine with a simple PCR test less than 72 hours old.
15/07: From 16 July, travellers between French Guiana and France will no longer need to justify a compelling reason for their journey if they are vaccinated.
15/07: Mauritius reopens its borders to vaccinated people.
15/07: Non-vaccinated people returning from Spain and Portugal to France will have to have a test less than 24 hours old.
15/07: Russia to restore air links with France from 24 July. At the end of June, Moscow re-established its air links with ten countries, and two days later authorised citizens of these states to enter Russian territory, solely by air and from their country of origin, without any special dispensation apart from a valid visa.

13/07: Morocco๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ has placed France, Spain and Portugal in Zone B, which means that unvaccinated people must now undergo a 10-day quarantine to enter the kingdom and that all travellers, even those who have been vaccinated, must present a PCR test that is less than 48 hours old.
13/07: Tunisia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ , Cuba ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ , Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ and Mozambique ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ are now considered red countries by France.

11/07: New Caledonia could reopen before the end of the year.
11/07 : Authorities in Guadeloupe and Martinique have decided to introduce “compelling reasons to travel between the two islands” for unvaccinated people from 12 July.

10/07 : Qatar reopens its borders to tourists who have been vaccinated or have already had the covid.
10/07: Malta closes its borders to unvaccinated travellers and closes language schools.

06/07: Singapore will begin reopening its borders in October, when 75% of its population will be vaccinated.

06/07: All regions of France except รŽle-de-France and Auvergne-Rhรดne-Alpes are now classified as green zones by Slovenia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ no more restrictions are applied.

05/07: Oman, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia have been turned red on the French map.
05/07 : Children under 5 years old and people who have been vaccinated or who have already had covid no longer need a PCR test to enter Malta.
05/07: Travellers from France can now enter Zambia without quarantine.
05/07: No more regions in mainland France are classified as at risk by Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ . Travellers from France can now travel to Spain without testing negative whether they are vaccinated or not.
05/07 : All travellers from France can now travel to Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด without quarantine, whether they are vaccinated or not. They will not have to present a negative test before their trip, but will have to register and be tested upon arrival in Norway.

02/07: South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท has decided to grant a quarantine exemption to people fully vaccinated against covid who wish to enter the country for commercial, academic, public, humanitarian or family visit purposes. Tourists are not yet allowed to enter.
02/07: Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ธ has unveiled plans to reopen its borders from 2022.
02/07: New health restrictions on Java and Bali in Indonesia from 3 to 20 July. Source. Bali postpones opening its borders to international tourists.
02/07 : Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ now allows entry of persons holding the European Covid Digital Certificate.
02/07: Vaccinated people no longer need to be tested on arrival in Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ .
02/07: Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น reinstates curfew in 45 municipalities, including Lisbon and Porto. People who have been vaccinated or who have already had the covid no longer have to present a test.

01/07: Vaccinated people can now travel to Phuket Island in Thailand without quarantine. It is possible to visit the rest of Thailand after spending at least 14 days in Phuket.
01/07: Testing or vaccination is no longer required for travel to Cyprus. However, it is still necessary to complete the CyprusFlightPass beforehand.

29/06: Lithuania no longer requires quarantine on arrival. 29/06: Latvia no longer imposes quarantine on arrival.
29/06: From 1 July, Tunisia requires a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old, even for vaccinated travellers. The country will be under curfew from 8pm to 5am.
29/06 : Sweden no longer requires a test for Europeans who have been vaccinated or who have already had the covid.
29/06: Denmark no longer imposes a quarantine on travellers from most EU countries including France.

28/06: Mauritius will reopen its borders to vaccinated travellers on 15 July in “resort bubbles” limited to resorts (including pool and beach).
28/06: UK may soon let in vaccinated travellers without quarantine.
28/06: Trinidad and Tobago to reopen its borders on 17 July.
28/06: Uganda’s land borders are now closed to passenger vehicles.
28/06: The National Academy of Medicine recommends that non-vaccinated people pay for travel tests.
28/06: Switzerland: travel quarantine requirement lifted for people coming from the Schengen area.
28/06: Egypt no longer requires PCR tests for vaccinated people.
28/06: Thailand applies new restrictions.

24/06: People who have been vaccinated or who have already had covid can now enter Norway without quarantine. .
24/06: The US says restarting international tourism is a priority, but has not yet announced a date for reopening borders to Europeans. . 24/06: From 1 July, vaccinated people will no longer need to be tested on arrival in Iceland or quarantined while waiting for the results.
24/06: The Netherlands no longer requires a test for travellers from France.
24/06: Israel postpones the opening of its borders to tourists until 1 August.

23/06: Russia, Namibia and Seychelles have been added to the red list ๐Ÿ”ด of countries for which a compelling reason is required to travel from France, even for vaccinated people.
23/06: By plane or by boat, travellers who wanted to travel between Guadeloupe and Martinique will no longer be isolated on arrival.
23/06: Australia begins to reopen its borders to vaccinated students.

22/06: The islands of Koh Tao, Koh Samui, and Koh Phangan in Thailand could reopen to vaccinated people as early as July 15, shortly after Phuket opens on July 1.
22/06: Travellers, even unvaccinated, can now enter Montenegro without a test.
22/06: People who have been vaccinated or who have already had covid are now exempt from PCR testing to enter Italy.
22/06: Hong Kong to reduce quarantine time to 7 days for vaccinated people.
22/06: As of July 5, fully vaccinated travellers who are allowed to enter Canada will no longer be required to quarantine or test on the 8th day after arrival. In addition, fully vaccinated air travellers will not be required to stay in a government-approved hotel. However, tourists are still not allowed in until at least 21 July.

21/06: Estonia no longer imposes a quarantine on travellers from France.
21/06: The land border between Guinea and Senegal will be reopened very soon.
21/06: Niger has reopened its land borders.
21/06: Tunisia announces a general lockdown in four regions.
21/06: Norway to reopen its borders on 24 June.
21/06: The Czech Republic has reopened its borders.
21/06: Finland has reopened its borders to people who have been vaccinated or who have already had the covid.
21/06: Canada extends the closure of the land border with the United States until at least July 21.

19/06: Following Germany’s classification of Namibia as a country with a variant of concern, as of midnight Saturday 19, French nationals not resident in Germany are no longer allowed to board a flight to Europe via Germany.

18/06: In contrast to the easing of health restrictions in several European countries, Portugal has decided to ban entry to and exit from the Lisbon area over the weekend.
18/06: France is now placed in a green zone by Romania. Travellers arriving from France are exempt from quarantine and no longer need to present a PCR test on arrival in Romania.
18/06: Germany has removed France from its list of travel risk areas. There is therefore no longer a quarantine.

17/06: Indonesia may start to reopen its borders in July, but it is not clear how.
17/06: The UK is considering re-allowing vaccinated Britons to travel. It is not yet known whether vaccinated Europeans will be able to enter the kingdom without quarantine.
17/06: Ireland to reopen its borders without quarantine on 19 July.
17/06: Latvia has reopened its borders.
17/06: Hungary will reopen its borders on 24 June.
17/06: The list of green, orange and red countries for entry to and exit from France has been updated:

โ–ธ Canada, USA move to green list (but these countries do not yet allow travellers from Europe)

โ–ธ Turkey moves to orange list

โ–ธ Afghanistan, Maldives and Paraguay move to red list

17/06: Unvaccinated people without compelling reasons can now travel to French Polynesia if they have been in the US for at least 15 days (previously 1 month) even if they are not American.

16/06: Thailand gives itself 120 days to fully reopen its borders. Source
16/06: Malawi closes land and sea borders. Source : Email from Malawi Tourism Council

15/06: Morocco has reopened its air and sea borders.
15/06: The launch of the health pass in the European Union is scheduled for 1 July, but Member States retain the possibility of reintroducing certain travel restrictions, particularly in the case of variants. States agreed to harmonise the validity periods of PCR tests (no more than 72 hours before arrival at destination) and antigenic tests (no more than 48 hours). They also agreed that travelling children under 12 years of age should be exempt from testing and that minors travelling with their parents or an accompanying adult should not be required to undergo quarantine if the accompanying adult is not subject to it. However, the implementation of these decisions is not binding.

14/06: Vaccinated travellers will no longer need a PCR test to enter Kyrgyzstan from 19 June.
14/06: Vaccinated people no longer need to be tested to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.

12/06: The first phase of the reopening of the borders of Mauritius will start on 15 July, provided you are vaccinated and test negative. A 14-day quarantine will be imposed. Unrestricted travel to Mauritius will not be possible until 1 October.

11/06: France is now placed by the Romanian authorities in the “yellow zone”, with reduced entry conditions. Travellers arriving from France are exempt from quarantine.
11/06: Vaccinated people no longer need to be tested to enter Honduras.

10/06: As of 21 June, it will be possible to download a certificate of vaccination, certified in accordance with European standards, with English subtitles, from the Health Insurance teleservice. This certificate will be part of the authorised proof for travelling within the European Union as of 1 July.

09/06: The United States on Tuesday took the first measured steps towards a return to international travel, easing its warning to people wishing to travel to several countries, including France, and announcing the creation of working groups with key partners to prepare for this resumption.
09/06: Vaccinated people can now travel outside the EU directly from France without compelling reasons. Non-vaccinated tourists can only leave Europe from a country other than France. See the rules for entering / leaving France
09/06 : Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint-Martin : End of the compelling reason. PCR test less than 72 hours old, even for vaccinated persons. Self-isolation of 7 days for non-vaccinated persons.
09/06 : Reunion and Mayotte : End of the urgent reason only for vaccinated persons. PCR test of less than 72 hours.
09/06: French Polynesia: End of urgent reason only for vaccinated persons. PCR test less than 72 hours old.
09/06: French Guiana, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna: Compelling reason maintained
09/06: Canada may begin to gradually open its border with the United States to vaccinated people from 22 June.