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COVID-19 Travel Alert: Which Countries Have Open Borders?

Updated: Sep 12, 2020

When will it be safe to travel again? Get the latest information on how coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine and restrictions are affecting travelers around the world.



COVID-19 travel restrictions and border closures – updated 10 September, 2020


Please note: We will try to keep this page updated with the latest information on border closures and openings, but please check your government travel advisory and local news sources for the latest information. If you don't see a country listed here, be sure to check for any restrictions they may have in place.


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Closed borders in The Caribbean

British Virgin Islands: Borders are only open to returning Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents and Naturalised Citizens. Anyone who wants to return needs to register online. Arrivals will be quarantined for 14 days.

Cayman Islands: International flights and cruise ships are banned entry until atleast 1 October. Anyone who is permitted to enter must undergo quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in a government facility.

Montserrat: There are restrictions on who can enter, and enhanced health screenings in place. All new arrivals are required to self-isolate for 14 days, and must complete and submit an Access Declaration Form at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

St Kitts and Nevis: St Kitts and Nevis has closed its borders to international travelers, except for returning nationals or residents. Borders may reopen in October. Upon arrival, all citizens must observe a minimum of 14 days mandatory quarantine.

Trinidad and Tobago: Airports are closed until 30 September, unless flights are permitted by the Minister. Any arriving passengers must enter quarantine for 14 days.


Closed borders in North America

Canada: Most foreign nationals are banned from entering Canada. Exemptions include Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students. If you're a foreign national (not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada), you won't be able to enter if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Arrivals must provide contact information, undergo screening by a border official, and quarantine or self-isolate for 14 days. The United States – Canada border remains closed to non-essential travel until 21 September.

United States: There are restrictions on who can enter or transit the USA. Anyone permitted to enter will be screened upon arrival, and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. The borders are closed with Canada and Mexico to all non-essential travel until 21 September.


Closed borders in Central America

Belize: Philip Goldson International airport will reopen from 1 October. Passengers must download the Belize Health app and obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test result 72 hours before departure. Until 1 October, borders and airports remain closed to foreign travelers.

El Salvador: Commercial flights are suspended until 18 September. Only Salvadorans, foreign residents and accredited diplomats are permitted to enter the country, and are subject to 14 days of quarantine at a government facility.

Guatemala: Commercial flights are suspended until 18 September. Inbound travelers must obtain a negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours upon entry, or will be subject to 14 days quarantine. Until commercial flights resume, only Guatemalan nationals, citizens, residents and diplomats are allowed to enter.

Panama: Commercial flights and entry for tourism is banned until 22 September, and this date may be extended further. Only nationals and residents of Panama can enter with a valid residency document, and a negative COVID-19 test certificate obtained no more than 48 hours before departure. Arrivals must self-isolate for 14 days at home, and at the airport, you will be asked to sign a health declaration, and may require quarantine in a government sanctioned facility.


Closed borders in South America

Argentina: Borders are closed to non-resident foreign travelers until at least 20 September. Returning nationals and residents of Argentina are subject to quarantine for 14 days, and passengers must now complete a Health Delcaration form online within 48 hours prior to the trip.

Chile: Foreign travelers are not allowed to enter Chile until at least 14 September. Nationals and residents of Chile returning from abroad must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Before departure, passengers must fill out an "Affidavit for Travellers to prevent Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19)".

Colombia: International flights remain suspended, and all borders are closed to foreign travelers until at least 1 October. Only Colombian citizens, Colombian residents or members of diplomatic missions are permitted to enter, and must undergo 14 days of quarantine and complete an online form prior to arrival.

Guyana: Commercial flights remain suspended, and there is a delay in reopening the international airport. All passengers must have a negative PCR COVID-19 certificate.

French Guiana: Travel is severely restricted until further notice. Only travelers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter, and must fill in a travel certificateand provide proof. A negative test result for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for French Guiana is required for boarding a flight.

Paraguay: All borders are closed and commercial flights have been suspended until further notice. Returning residents must undergo 14 days of self-isolation upon arrival.

Peru: Commercial flights are suspended until 30 September. Borders are only open to repatriation flights for Peruvian nationals and residents. Returning residents are subject to 14 days quarantine upon arrival, and must fill out a Declaration of Traveler's Health. International flights will resume and borders will open to a limited group of countries from 1 October.

Uruguay: Borders are closed to foreign nationals. There are limited exceptions to the entry ban, which includes family reunification purposes. Eligible travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and undergo 7 days of mandatory self-isolation at a declared address. A second swab on day 7 is required before completion of quarantine. All non-resident foreign travelers must show proof of health insurance that covers suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

Suriname: All borders are closed to foreign travelers until 18 September. Returning residents will be placed in quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Venezuela: Borders are closed and commercial flights have been suspended until 12 September. Entry is limited to Venezuelan citizens and foreign national residents, who will undergo COVID-19 testing and quarantine in designated state-run health facilities.


Closed borders in Europe

Hungary: From 1 September, foreigners will only be allowed to enter Hungary “in the case that it is very necessary.” Most countries have been placed in the red category, and for the limited countries that arent, strict measures apply for arrivals. Hungarians returning from overseas must self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative COVID-19 tests taken two days apart.

Ukraine: From 28 August until 28 September, an entry ban is back in place for all foreign nationals. Exemptions to the ban are listed in full here, and include family members of Ukrainian nationals, residency or work permit holders, transiting travelers, arrivals for study and other select categories of foreign nationals. Check for the latest updates and more information here.


Closed borders in Africa

Algeria: All international flights are suspended, and land borders are closed. Returning Algerian nationals must undergo quarantine for 14 days.

Angola: Entry is prohibited except for Angolan nationals and foreign nationals resident in Angola. Exceptions may be made for medical evacuations, for humanitarian flights and for essential workers. Air passengers must show proof of a negative PCR test from within 72 hours prior to arrival, and must undergo quarantine for at least 7 days, and will be released from quarantine once you have tested negative after the 7 day period. Returning residents can quarantine in their own homes.

Botswana: Botswana has closed its borders except to essential workers, citizens and residents until further notice. Anyone permitted to enter will be tested for COVID-19 and subject to 14-day quarantine in government facilities.

Benin: Entry to Benin is restricted to "extreme necessities". Limited commercial flights are operating. COVID-19 testing is mandatory for all arrivals. After the first test proves negative, a second test will be mandatory on day 14. Passengers must leave their passports with immigration police for up to 72 hours until the first test results are received.

Burundi: International flights are suspended. Land borders opened to essential travel only from 1 August. Eligible travelers who arrive in Burundi with proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours and have registered with the Ministry of Public Health and a United Nations clinic doctor, will be allowed to travel to their place of residence without mandatory quarantine. If you arrive into Burundi without proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours, you have two options: testing and government quarantine, or self-isolate at your place of residence after being tested.

Burkina Faso: Commercial flights may resume from 1 August. Land borders will remain closed. All passengers are subject to 14 days quarantine at designated accommodation, and will be tested on days 8 and 14.

Cameroon: Most commercial flights are suspended, and entry is still restricted. Air passengers eligible to enter must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. If you do not have a test prior to arrival, you will undergo a rapid test for COVID-19 at the airport. A positive result means isolating at home or in a government facility at their own expense. A negative result means self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

Cape Verde: Limited flights are available for essential travel only from 1 August, including business, family, education, or professional purposes – not tourism. Check the conditions for travel with your airline before you book a flight. Inter-island travel requires a form to be filled out prior.

Central African Republic: The airport is closed to most flights until 13 September. Passengers arriving from a country with local transmission of COVID-19 must undergo 21 days of self-quarantine.

Côte d’Ivoire: Commercial flights have restarted with limited routes. Entry is only permitted for Ivorian nationals and ECOWAS foreign nationals with residency or people with visas valid for entry. An air travel declaration form must be filled out prior to departure.

Comoros: All international flights have been suspended until further notice. Anyone eligible to enter must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 result prior to arrival.

The Republic of Congo: All ports of entry are closed to non-residents.

Chad: Commercial flights have resumed from 1 August. International travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate dated no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Arrivals must surrender their passport to authorities, quarantine at their accommodation for 7 days, and be tested for COVID-19 on the 7th day. Passports will be returned to travelers when the test result has been provided to authorities.

Eritrea: International flights are suspended until further notice. Returning residents will be required to quarantine for 21 days upon arrival.

eSwatini: Borders are closed to non-residents, and commercial flights are suspended. Returning citizens and residents must either quarantine in government-designated facilities or self-isolate for 14 days.

Gabon: All international flights have been suspended, and land and sea borders have closed indefinitely. Anyone who is permitted to enter must undergo 15-days of quarantine at a government facility.

The Gambia: Land borders are closed and commercial flights are suspended, except for repatriation, humanitarian or medevac flights. Arrivals must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and will be required to self-isolate at home/one location for 14 days. If you do not have a negative COVID-19 test, you will be quarantined in a government facility at your own cost for 14 days.

Guinea-Bissau: Flights are suspended. Arrivals must self-isolate at one location for 14 days.

Morocco: Commercial flights are suspended, and borders are closed for tourism purposes. From 15 July, only residents and their families can enter. They must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result and serologic test for COVID-19 dated no earlier than 48 hours prior to departure, agree to self-isolate at home for 7 days (followed by a second COVID-19 test), and download the tracking app ‘Wiqaytna’. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival will be quarantined in dedicated facilities.

Lesotho: The borders have closed to all but essential trade. Anyone arriving in Lesotho will be screened for coronavirus, and must self-isolate for 14 days. Anyone showing symptoms of coronavirus may be placed in an isolation facility in a government hospital. Non-essential travel is restricted, social distancing measures must be followed, and face masks must be worn in public.

Mauritania: International flights and land borders have closed until further notice. Restrictions are in place, including a nationwide curfew.

Madagascar: Madagascar has suspended all international flights until further notice.

Mali: Flights are limited. Arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate less than 72 hours old, or be tested on arrival at the airport and wait in self-isolation until results are received.

Malawi: International flights are suspended. Travelers, including Malawian nationals and residents, arriving from high-risk COVID-19 countries must undergo 14-days of self-isolation. Anyone showing symptoms will be quarantined at a government facility.

Mauritius: Borders are closed and flights are suspended until 31 October. Arrivals from high-risk COVID-19 countries are required to go into quarantine.

Niger: Commercial flights remain suspended. Entry is only permitted for nationals, people with valid residency and foreign nationals with valid visas. Eligible visitors need to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate less than 72 hours old to airport authorities, or be tested at the airport. There are temperature checks upon arrival.

South Africa: Borders are closed to foreign nationals, and commercial flights remain suspended. Returning residents and nationals are subject to medical screening and quarantine upon arrival for 10 days in a state appointed facility. You can now apply to self-isolate at a place of your choosing, and this application must be made 72 hours prior to your intended date of travel to the Department of Health.

São Tomé and Príncipe: Commercial flights remain suspended. When travel resumes, air passengers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, and must undergo 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a private residence or hotel (at your own expense).

Sudan: Most commercial flights are suspended until 10 October.

Uganda: International flights are suspended until further notice and borders have closed. All arrivals are subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine in a government-designated facility at their own expense. 

Zimbabwe: Borders have closed to non-residents. Entry to Zimbabwe is prohibited except for Zimbabwean nationals and foreign nationals with a valid residency visa. From 4 September, returning residents and nationals who have a negative COVID-19 certificate valid within 48 hours of arrival are allowed to self-quarantine for 21 days. Those without a negative certificate will be sent to a quarantine facility, where they will be tested and either discharged for self-quarantine or isolation.


Closed borders in Asia

Azerbaijan: Restrictions on traveling to and from Azerbaijan by air or land are in place until 30 September. To obtain permission to enter, foreigners – and Azerbaijani citizens who have visited countries affected by COVID-19 in the last 14 days – must submit a medical certificate after being tested for COVID-19. All arrivals will undergo screening for symptoms, and if suspected of exposure, will be evaluated and sent to a designated quarantine facility for 14 days.

Bhutan: International flights are suspended. Foreign nationals need to apply for permission to enter Bhutan. All travelers or returning Bhutanese nationals will be quarantined for 21 days upon arrival.

China: There are restrictions on who can enter China. Check your government travel advisory for the latest information.

Hong Kong: For the latest information on who can enter Hong Kong, read Hong Kong's inbound traveler FAQs.

India: International flights are suspended until 30 September. The Indian Bureau of Immigration website outlines categories of foreign nationals who are now eligible to travel to India. Anyone exempt from the entry ban is subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Everyone must provide contact details, and will be asked to download the Arogya Setu app.

Indonesia: Foreign nationals are banned from entering Indonesia. If you meet the criteria for entry, you must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that is no older than 7 days. If you do not have a negative COVID-19 certificate, you will undergo a swab test and quarantine at your expense until the results are received (this could take up to 7 days). You will also need to provide a personal statement that confirms you are ready to be quarantined for 14 days if required.

Kyrgyzstan: Commercial flights are suspended. Foreign nationals are banned from entering Kyrgyzstan, except for immediate family members of Kyrgyz citizens who must show documentation to prove the relationship. Anyone entering who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will be taken to medical facilities. Arrivals are subject to medical screening, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.

Laos: International flights are suspended until at least 30 September, and borders are closed to foreign travelers. Foreign nationals who are granted permission to enter must apply for a visa. Arrivals will undergo mandatory health screenings and 14 days of quarantine at their own expense. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure, and complete a health declaration form.

Malaysia: Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter Malaysia until 31 December, and there are limited exceptions to the entry ban. Entry is prohibited except for Malaysian nationals and foreign nationals holding certain categories of residency and employment passes. Anyone who believes they qualify to return must apply here. Arrivals are subject to medical screening, quarantine for 14 days at your own cost in a designated facility, and must download the MySejahtera app.

Mongolia: All international flights and rail transport to Mongolia is suspended until 15 September. Anyone eligible to enter Mongolia from abroad must quarantine for 21 days at their own expense, followed by 14 days of self-isolation. The Mongolian government may allow foreign nationals to enter if they meet certain criteria (a valid long-stay visa or permanent residency) and undertake the required quarantine measures on arrival.

Myanmar: All international flights are suspended until 30 September. Read the latest updates on the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Nepal: Foreign travelers are not allowed to enter. Commercial flights are suspended until 1 September. Land borders will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until 16 September. Anyone eligible to enter must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours, fill out a Passengers Locator Card and may be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

North Korea: All international air and train routes have been temporarily suspended since 31 January. Passengers traveling for tourism purposes are not allowed to enter. Travelers visiting for business or official duty will be quarantined upon arrival.

Philippines: Filipino nationals, spouses or children of nationals, and residents returning from abroad may be subject to quarantine for a maximum of 14 days upon arrival or required to undergo COVID-19 testing. Foreign nationals with existing long-term visas are allowed to enter the Philippines, subject to certain conditions outlined here in this travel alert.

Sri Lanka: Commercial flights are suspended indefinitely. Any returning residents must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Sri Lankan nationals and residents returning from overseas will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival, followed by 14 days of self-isolation at home. Arrivals will undergo temperature checks at the airport and must now take a PCR test.

Tajikistan: Commercial flights are suspended until further notice. Land borders are closed, and foreign nationals are banned from entering the country. Returning residents are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Turkmenistan: Commercial flights are suspended until 1 September, and this date may be extended further. Repatriation flights are permitted for nationals of Turkmenistan, accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners and some employees of international companies and organizations. Passengers must have a negative medical certificate for a COVID-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure, and will be subject to testing on arrival and self-isolation for 14 days.

Vietnam: Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter and visas are suspended. For the latest information, read the Vietnam tourism travel advisory. Only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers allowed to enter, and inbound travelers must submit an online health declaration form, and undergo medical checks upon arrival. Quarantine lasts a minimum of 14 days, and may be extended longer if you test positive at any point.


Closed borders in the Middle East

Bahrain: Only Bahraini citizens, residents, and passengers with Prior Permission Granted are allowed entry. Arrivals are subject to a COVID-19 test on arrival and are no longer obligated to undergo self-isolation for 10 days if their first test is negative. A second test must be taken 10 days after arrival.

Georgia: The re-opeing of land and air borders to international tourism has been post-poned until 1 September. Only citizens or residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight are currently permitted to enter. Business trips by travelers from all other countries is allowed if a permit is obtained by filling out this form. If you are eligible to enter, you can choose between getting a COVID-19 PCR test every 72 hours in Georgia, or undergo 14 days quarantine on arrival.

Israel: Non-resident foreign nationals will not be permitted to enter unless they meet limited exceptions, and obtain approval for entry from the Consulate of Israel in their country of origin. Eligible travelers must fill out an entry form, and travelers on the ‘Green list’ will not be required to self-isolate, unless they have visited a country on Israel’s ‘Red list’ in the past 14 days.

Jordan: Jordan is preparing to reopen Queen Alia International Airport from 14 September, to a limited number of commercial flights from a list of countries that are deemed safe. Read our travel alert for requirements.

Saudi Arabia: International flights and entry via sea routes remains suspended. Returning Saudi citizens and residents are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure. All travelers will have their temperature checked, and are required to undergo quarantine for 14 days at Ministry of Health facilities.

Qatar: Qatar has restricted entry, except for nationals and permanent residents of Qatar who must apply to return through the Qatar Portal website. Travelers from low-risk countries are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and undergo home quarantine for 7 days, when they must take a second test, and quarantine will end if results are negative. Arrivals from countries that aren't on the safe list must obtain a "virus-free certificate" from an accredited COVID-19 facility no more than 48 hours before departure, and quarantine upon arrival.

Oman: International commercial flights are suspended until at least 1 October. Until then, nationals and residents returning to Oman on chartered flights (after obtaining permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) are subject to 14 days quarantine at home or at a hotel at their own cost, depending on citizenship or residency. All foreign national residents must have health insurance valid for the full duration of their trip.


Closed borders in Oceania

Australia: Foreign travelers are not allowed to enter Australia, unless they are Australian citizens or permanent residents and immediate family returning from abroad. The international borders remain closed until further notice. Australia will quarantine all returning residents in hotels for two weeks. Individual states have their own restrictions in place for domestic travel. The Healthdirect Australia Restriction Checker is where you can find the most up to date information by state.

Fiji: International flights remain suspended. Only returning nationals are permitted to enter, and must undergo 14 days of mandatory quarantine.

New Zealand: All travelers, except for returning New Zealanders, are denied entry. Exemptions to the entry ban are listed in full by New Zealand Immigration, and this includes their partners, legal guardians or any dependent children traveling with them. All arrivals will be tested for COVID-19, and are subject to 14 days of government-supervised quarantine or self-isolation. Before entering the community, everyone must test negative for COVID-19.

Kiribati: The Republic of Kiribati will now deny entry to any travelers who have been in or transited countries with confirmed local transmission within 14 days immediately prior to entering Kiribati.

Palau: Any repatriated residents or traveling from COVID-19 affected areas is required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken at least 72 hours prior to arriving in Palau. Arrivals from low-risk areas require 7 days of mandatory quarantine in a designated government facility, and will be tested for COVID-19 on days 1, 7, and 14. Passengers arriving from high-risk areas will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days, and tested on days 7, 14, and 21.

Papua New Guinea: Entry to Papua New Guinea is subject to written exemption from the Controller, and approved travelers must test negative for COVID-19 within 7 days prior to arrival. International visitors can apply for the exemption by emailing covid19-admin.logistics@police.gov.pg. All arrivals must self-isolate in a government approved hotel for 14 days.

Samoa: From 26 March, all international travel to and from Samoa has been banned until further notice. International cruise ships and yachts will not be allowed enter Samoa.

Solomon Islands: Scheduled international flights remain suspended until 24 October. Only Solomon Islands citizens and residents are permitted to enter, and they must complete a Public Health Declaration, and may be required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

Tonga: Tonga's borders have closed to all foreigners, and a state of emergency remains in placeuntil 28 September.

Vanuatu: All ports of entry are closed until further notice. Vanuatu nationals arriving on repatriation flights are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.


Which countries have reopened borders and relaxed local restrictions?


Open borders in Africa

The Democratic Republic of Congo: Airports reopened. Travelers must submit a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 3 days before arrival, and will have to pay for another COVID-19 test on arrival.

Djibouti: Commercial flights have resumed. On arrival at all entry points, anyone over the age of 11 will be tested for COVID-19 and must remain at the point of entry until results are received (up to 4 hours). If your result is negative, you will be free to go to your accommodation. If the result is positive you will be taken to a government designated-quarantine facility.

Egypt: Commercial flights have restarted. All travelers must obtain a negative PCR test certificate 72 hours prior to arrival. Passengers are subject to temperature checks, must fill out a Public Health Card, and show proof of a valid health insurance policy. Find out if you require a visa and apply online via Egypt's Online Visa portal

Ethiopia: Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative PCR COVID-19 test result that has been issued no more than 5 days prior to arrival, will be tested again upon arrival, and subject to 14 days mandatory self-isolation. Passengers without a negative PCR test result will be quarantined for 7 days in government-designated hotels, tested, and then required to self-isolate for an additional 7 days at home.

Equatorial Guinea: International flights have resumed. A negative COVID-19 test result that is no older than two days must be presented on arrival. Passengers without a medical certificate are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

Ghana: Commercial flights have resumed at Kotoka International Airport from 1 September. Passengers must have a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and will be subject to a second test on arrival. See the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority for more details.

Guinea: Conakry airport is gradually reopening to commercial flights based on reciprocity. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative PCR COVID-19 result issued no more than 5 days before their flight. Arrivals are subject to medical screening, and anyone showing symptoms will be tested for COVID-19, and anyone with positive results will be taken to a government treatment center.

Kenya: International flights have resumed from 1 August. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 96 hours before departure, fill out a "Travelers Health Surveillance Form". For more information, read the travel alert for Kenya.

Liberia: International commercial flights have resumed at Roberts International Airport. Travelers who arrive with a negative COVID-19 test result done within 72 hours prior to arrival will be allowed entry with symptom monitoring via a mobile app. If you do not get a pre-travel test, you will be tested upon arrival and have to wait for the results. Land borders remain closed.

Mozambique: Restrictions on international travel have partially been relaxed. Arrivals from countries with active COVID-19 cases must undergo 14 days of quarantine.

Namibia: From 1 September, international travelers are permitted to enter Namibia through Hosea Kutako International airport. Travelers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival. International arrivals will undergo 7 days in quarantine. A COVID-19 test will be conducted a few days after arrival, and travel in Namibia will only be permitted if a negative result is produced after 7 days.

Nigeria: From 5 September, flights have restarted to Abuja and Lagos. All intending travelers must register via the Nigerian International Travel Portal. Eligible passengers must fill out a Health Declaration Form and upload evidence of their negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours (4 days) of departure to Nigeria. Everyone must self-isolate at one location for at least 7 days, and will be tested again on day 7.

Rwanda: Kigali International Airport reopened on 1 August. All travelers from this date must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 120 hours of travel, fill out a passenger locator form, and upload their COVID-19 test certificate. Arrivals will be subject to a second test, and results will be delivered within 24 hours, during which time you will self-quarantine in designated accommodation.

Sierra Leone: Commercial flights resumed on 22 July. Anyone who intends on traveling to Sierra Leone must obtain authorisation from the Government of Sierra Leone, produce a negative PCR COVID-19 test issued no later than 72 hours before departure, fill out a pre-departure public health passenger locator form, provide proof of payment for on arrival COVID-19 tests paid through the online portal, and then upon arrival undergo both a COVID-19 PCR and RDT test.

Senegal: From 15 July, commercial flights have resumed, however airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have advised against travel to Senegal, and will not allow entry from countries who have restrictions on travel from Senegal – check your government travel advice for the latest information. Arrivals must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 7 days before arrival.

Seychelles: From 1 August, travelers from countries deemed  low or medium COVID-19 risk are permitted to enter Seychelles, and you must apply for entry here. Approved travelers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before your flight. Travelers require medical insurance that covers COVID-19 for the duration of their stay. Upon arrival, passengers must submit a filled out health check form, and are subject to tempe