These are the global coronavirus travel restrictions by country

Mar 15, 2020

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If it seems like all anyone can talk about these days is the novel coronavirus from China, well, you’re not wrong. The infectious disease is spreading around the world — and nations are doing whatever they can to stop it in its tracks.

As of March 15, you’ll need a clean bill of health to visit many countries, and some have completely closed their borders. French Polynesia (including Bora Bora and Tahiti), Thailand, Israel, Saudi Arabia, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Italy and the Maldives have all enacted similar measures limiting travelers. The measures will be in effect through at least March 31, when the government will reevaluate the situation and potentially extend the requirement to a later date.

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Even the U.S. has taken comparable precautions. The CDC recommends U.S. citizens do not travel to major centers of the outbreak, such as Italy, China, Iran and South Korea. And, if you’ve traveled to any of these countries recently, you’ll be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left the area, according to CDC guidelines. Even more shockingly, the U.S. has banned most travelers from Europe for a period of 30 days.

We’ve compiled a list of all the restrictions countries have imposed on travel, taken from the IATA travel center and updated from Timatic. If you still have upcoming international travel plans, here are the countries currently enforcing travel restrictions —some of which you may not be allowed into at all.

Related: Need a clean bill of health for your next international trip? Here’s how to get a last-minute medical certificate

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Countries restricting entry based on travel

These are the countries restricting entry based on passengers’ recent travels:

Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Aruba
Bahamas
Bahrain
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bolivia
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
China (People’s Republic)
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Comoros Islands
Cook Islands
Croatia
Curacao
Ecuador
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Gabon
Georgia
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Indonesia
Iraq
Jamaica
Japan
Kyrgyzstan

For full details of restriction by country, click here.

Countries requiring a clean bill of health or quarantine to enter

These are the countries that are mandating a medical certificate stating a clean bill of health be filled out before your arrival. Also included are countries that are requiring quarantine for passengers on arrival:

Aruba
Austria
Australia
Belize
Chile
Ecuador
Egypt
French Polynesia
Israel
New Zealand
Norway
Panama
Peru
Uruguay

For full details of restrictions by country, click here.

Countries changing visa requirements for entry

These are the countries that have changed the visa process (such as no more visa-on-arrival, or e-visas are invalidated) for entry:

Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Hungary
India
Iran
Italy
Paraguay
Sri Lanka

For full details of restrictions by country, click here.

Countries with fully closed borders

These are the countries that have fully locked down their borders:

Czech Republic
Denmark
El Salvador
France
Poland
Spain
Ukraine

For full details of restrictions by country, click here.

Countries that have suspended air traffic

These are the countries that have suspended air traffic in and out of the country:

Argentina (all flights from EU member states, Schengen, UK and North Ireland, the U.S., Korea, Japan, China and Iran)
Ecuador (all flights)
Latvia (all flights)
Dominican Republic (flights to/from Europe, China, Korea and Iran)
Moldova (all flights to European destinations)
St. Maarten (all flights from the U.S., Europe and UK)
Turkey (flights to Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands)
Panama (flights to/from Europe and Asia)
Peru (all flights from Europe and Asia)
Venezuela (flights from Europe, Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic)

For full details of restrictions by country, click here.

Additional resources for traveling during the coronavirus outbreak:

Additional reporting by Liz Hund.

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