Coronavirus: List of Countries With Travel Restrictions *Updated*

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The IATA (International Air Transport Association) has published a list of countries that restrict travel due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Every country tries to handle the situation in different ways. Some countries will not allow you to enter if you have travelled to China, South Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran, other countries won’t even allow you to enter if you have been to a country that had at least one confirmed Coronavirus case.

The IATA updates their website on a regular basis. We have summarized the most important information:

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No guarantee of completeness or correctness. Travel restrictions can change at any point.

As a Chinese citizen you may have to expect more restrictions. For citizens of the respective countries there are no travel restrictions but it is often advised to isolate yourself for 14 days if you have travelled to any of the countries with a high amount of Coronavirus cases.

Update

This article has been last updated on March 6, 2020.

You cannot enter the following countries if you have travelled to any of the mentioned countries within the respective time period:

  • Antigua: Visited China & Italy within the last 28 days
  • Australia: Visited China & Iran within the last 14 days (including transit!)
  • Bahamas: Visited China within the last 20 days
  • Bahrain: Visited China, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Lebanon (including transit!) within the last 14 days
  • Belize: Visited China within the last 14 days
  • Barbuda: Visited China within the last 28 days
  • Cayman Islands: Visited China within the last 14 days
  • Comoros: Visited a country with a confirmed Coronavirus case within the last 14 days
  • Cook Islands: Visited China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam within the last 14 days
  • El Salvador: Not allowed to enter if stayed in Italy and South Korea
  • Fiji: Visited China, Iran, Italy, Cheongdo / Daegu in South Korea within the last 14 days
  • Grenada: Visited China within the last 14 days
  • Guatemala: Visited China within the last 15 days
  • Hong Kong: Visited province Hubei in China and South Korea within the last 14 days.
    If travelled to China, Iran, Italy (only respective regions), passengers need to isolate themselves for 14 days. If the planned length of stay is less than 14 days, you will not be allowed to enter.
  • India: Visited China after February 5, 2020.
  • Indonesia: Visited China within the last 14 days
  • Iraq: Visited China, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Singapore, Thailand within the last 14 days
  • Israel: Visited China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Thailand, Singapore, Germany, Austria & Switzerland within the last 14 days
  • Jamaica: Visited Iran, Italy, South Korea, Singapore, China within the last 14 days
  • Japan: Visited province Hubei or Zhejiang in China within the last 14 days
  • Jordan: Visited China, Iran, Italy, South Korea within the last 14 days
  • Kiribati: Visited a country with a confirmed Coronavirus case within the last 14 days
  • Kuwait: Visited China, Hong Kong Iran, Iraq, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand within the last 14 days. Citizens of Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand are generally not allowed to enter.
  • Kyrgyzstan: Visited China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea in the last 20 days.
  • Lebanon: Visited China, Iran, Italy, South Korea including transit.
    Citizens of the following countries are not allowed to enter: China, Iran, Italy, South Korea.
  • Macau: Visited province Hubei in China within the last 14 days
  • Madagascar: Visited China, Iran, Italy, South Korea within the last 14 days
  • Malaysia: Visited province Hubei or Zhejiang in China within the last 14 days
  • Maldives: Visited China, Iran and the affected regions in South Korea within the last 14 days
  • Marshall Islands: Visited China, Hong Kong Macau, Italy, Iran, South Korea after December 31, 2019
  • Mauritius: Visited China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Italy, Iran, South Korea within the last 14 days
  • Micronesia: Visited a country with a confirmed Coronavirus case within the last 14 days
  • Mongolia: Visited China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea within the last 14 days
  • Nauru: Visited China, Hong Kong, Macau, Italy, South Korea within the last 21 days.
  • New Zealand: Visited China & Iran within the last 14 days. Quarantine for passengers who have been to the affected regions in Italy and South Korea within the last 14 days.
  • Niue: Visited China within the last 30 days. Or visited a country with a confirmed Coronavirus case within the last 14 days
  • Oman: Passengers who visited China, Iran, Italy within the last 14 days are not allowed to enter. Passengers who have been to Japan, South Korea, Singapore within the last 14 days, need to go into quarantine for 14 days.
  • Palau: Visited China, Hong Kong or Macau within the last 14 days (including transit!)
  • Papua New Guinea: Visited China within the last 14 days
  • Philippines: Visited China, Hong Kong, Macau within the last 14 days
  • Qatar: Travellers arriving from Egypt are not allowed to enter the country. Passengers who visited China, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Singapore within the last 14 days, will have to isolate themselves for 14 days.
  • Samoa: Visited China, Hong Kong, Macau, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Kuwait, Singapore or Thailand within the last 14 days (including transit!). For many more countries, in order to enter the country, you will have to hand in a medical certificate that is not older than 3 days.
  • Saudi Arabia: Visited China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Iran within the last 14 days (including transit!). If you are travelling on a tourist visa, you will need to check the IATA website because if you arrive from one of the many countries they excluded, you will not be allowed to enter.
  • Seychelles: Visited China, Hong Kong, Macau, Iran, Italy, South Korea within the last 14 days. Citizens of China, Hong Kong, Macau, Iran, Italy are not allowed to enter.
  • Sierra Leone: Visited China within the last 14 days (including transit!)
  • Singapore: Visited China, Iran, South Korea and the affected regions in Italy within the last 14 days (not even transit through Singapore allowed!)
  • Solomon Islands: Visited China or a country with a confirmed Coronavirus case within the last 14 days
  • Somalia: Visited China within the last 20 days
  • St. Lucia: Visited China, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, South Korea, Singapore within the last 14 days
  • St. Vincent: Visited China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Italy, South Korea, Singapore within the last 14 days
  • South Korea: Visited the province Hubei in China within the last 14 days
  • Taiwan: Visited China, Hong Kong, Macau within the last 14 days
  • Tajikistan: Visited Afghanistan, China, Iran, Italy, South Korea within the last 14 days
  • Tonga: Visited a country with a confirmed Coronavirus case within the last 14 days
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Visited China within the last 14 days (including transit!)
  • Turkey: Visited China, Iran, Iraq, Italy, South Korea within the last 14 days
  • USA: Visited China within the last 14 days
  • Vanuatu: Visited China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore within the last 14 days
  • Vietnam: Visited China within the last 14 days (including transit!)

For the following countries, there are no travel restrictions but you may have to expect other kinds of restrictions:

  • Aruba: Passengers who visited China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea in the last 14 days will get a health check upon arrival and need to stay isolated if ordered
  • Bangladesh: Passengers who arrive from China, Taipei, Hong Kong or Macau need to have a medical certificate
  • Benin: Passengers who visited China within the last 15 days, have to self-quarantine themselves for 14 days
  • French Polynesia: Passengers who have been to countries that had a confirmed Coronavirus case need to have a medical certificate that is not older than 5 days
  • Macau: Passengers who visited the province Hubei in China in the last 14 days need to have a medical certificate.
  • Myanmar: No visa on arrival for passengers who arrive from China
  • Paraguay: Passengers arriving from China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand will need to go into quarantine for 14 days
  • Sri Lanka: Passengers who visited Iran, Italy, or South Korea within the last 14 days, have to self-quarantine themselves

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be allowed to enter if I travelled through China but just in transit?

Only a few countries have explicitly stated to not allow entrance to transit passengers. However, that doesn’t mean that other countries are not going give you problems too if you transited in one of the respective countries. If you have booked travel via China, maybe ask for clarification through the consulate or embassy of the country of your final destination.

When will the travel restrictions be lifeted?

Unfortunately there is not definite answer to that right now.

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