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Latest travel updates and advice related to Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus - visa & travel update

Latest update: 30.03.2020

As a result of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, many countries and regions have imposed quarantines or entry bans for citizens or visitors of the most affected areas of the pandemic. Please find below the latest travel updates and coronavirus travel advice.

Canada

From 18 March 2020 foreign nationals from all countries are barred from entering Canada.

There is still a possibility to apply for an eTA since its validity lasts for 5 years or until the passport expires.

Australia

From 19 March 2020 foreign nationals from all countries are barred from entering Australia.

There is still a possibility to apply for an eVisa since its validity lasts for 1 year or until the passport expires.

Sri Lanka

eTA system is currently not available. All existing visas remain suspended until March 29, 2020.

United States

Entry to the United States for EU citizens and for UK citizens is not eligible.

The option to apply for ESTA travel authorization is still possible, but the US government has currently blocked the entry into the United States for 30 days from 13/03/2020.

In addition to the United States' Europe travel ban, the restricted US-Canada and US-Mexico borders and restrictions imposed by the US on arrivals from Iran and China, the European Union has closed its external borders for 30 days.

Bahrain

From 25 March 2020 foreign nationals from all countries are barred from entering Bahrain.

The Kingdom of Bahrain will suspend the issuance of visas on arrival for all nationalities.

Myanmar

International commercial flights will not be allowed to land in Myanmar from 31 March. Please be prepared for additional health screening at entry points and temporary quarantine at hotels and on cruise ships.

It is possible to apply for an eVisa. However, please note the restrictions above.

Cambodia

eVisa system is currently not available for foreign nationals from all countries. From 31 March, Cambodia won't issue visas on arrival, e-visas or visa exemptions.

Egypt

The Egyptian Government has announced it will halt all air traffic from its airports from 19 to 31 March.

It is possible to apply for an eVisa. However, please note the restrictions above.

Turkey

As of March 15, Turkey has suspended all flights to and from Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ireland, and the United Arab Emirates.

It is possible to apply for an eVisa. However, please note the restrictions above.

Saudi Arabia

The government of Saudi Arabia suspended all international flights, inbound and outbound, for two weeks.

It is possible to apply for an eVisa. However, please be aware of the restrictions above.

Oman

Visa system is currently not available. Oman has suspended visas on arrival for all foreign travellers.

Kenya

Entry by foreigners from any country with reported COVID-19 cases will be suspended for the next 30 days.

Vietnam

From 18 March, the Vietnamese Government will cease issuing visas to all foreigners for 30 days. From 22 March, the Vietnamese government has suspended entry to all foreigners, including people with a Vietnamese visa exemption certificate. Foreigners arriving in Vietnam will be made to return to their point of embarkation.

India

eVisa system is no longer available until 15/04/2020.

Azerbaijan

eVisa system is no longer available for 45 days from 12/03/2020.

Tanzania

On 22 March Tanzania announced that all visitors entering the country from high risk countries would enter self-isolation for 14 days at their own cost. Zanzibar has banned all tourist flights, except charters.

It is possible to apply for an eVisa. However, please be aware of the restrictions above.

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