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COVID-19 Travel Policies by Country/Region

Updated on 16 Απρ. 2021, 10:07 UTC+8
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France

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Entry into FranceEntry prohibited
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From March 22, 2021, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering France. This policy does not apply to persons arriving from countries or regions in the European Union, Andorra, Australia, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, or Vatican City. Limited exemptions also exist for persons traveling from other locations for compelling reasons such as imperative personal or family reasons, emergency medical treatment, or professional trips that cannot be postponed.

All persons, regardless of origin or mode of transportation, must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. This policy does not apply to children 10 years of age or younger. In addition to a negative RT-PCR test result, all persons must present a sworn declaration stating that: 1) the traveler is not exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, 2) the traveler has not, in the 14 days prior to their scheduled departure, had contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19, and 3) the traveler agrees to undergo testing for COVID-19 upon arrival in France. All persons traveling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, or the United Kingdom must, in addition to the above-listed requirements, also self-isolate for 7-days upon arrival and undergo an additional RT-PCR test at the end of the self-isolation period. All persons traveling from any location not explicitly mentioned above must, in addition to all above-listed requirements, present an "exempted international travel certificate" prior to boarding transportation bound for France. 

All persons, regardless of origin, who exhibit symptoms consistent with COVID-19 upon arrival in France will be quarantined. Persons traveling from locations where RT-PCR tests are not readily available should contact their local French embassy or consulate and obtain a "PCR test exemption" document for travel to France. Upon arrival, such persons will be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 and a 7-day quarantine at their own expense. An exempted international travel certificate is required for all persons (including French nationals) seeking to depart France for locations abroad. Necessary travel certificates are available from the French Ministry of the Interior’s website at the following URL: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
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Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. 

From January 26, 2021, all persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

Germany

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Entry into GermanyEntry prohibited
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From March 30, 2021, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Germany. This policy does not apply to citizens from countries or regions in the European Union, countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, or Thailand, provided such persons are not traveling from an area identified by the Robert-Koch-Institut as having widespread occurrence of a SARS-CoV-2 virus variant of concern. Further exemptions exist for lawful residents, transit passengers who do not leave the transit zone of an international airport, persons with a recognized urgent need, and a "few other special cases."

All persons (including German nationals) traveling to Germany by air must, regardless of origin, present proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure using a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) performed by a testing provider recognized by the Robert-Koch-Institut. All persons authorized to enter Germany who are traveling by other modes of transportation and who, within 10 days of their scheduled departure, have visited a "high incidence area" or a "virus variant area" must present proof of a negative NAAT result issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure. All persons who, within 10 days of their scheduled departure, have visited a "risk area" must carry a negative NAAT result or obtain one within 48 hours of their arrival in Germany. Additionally, travelers must submit an online health registration form prior to departure. 

All persons (including German nationals) who, within 10 days of their scheduled departure, have visited a "risk area," a "high incidence area," or "a virus variant area" must submit an online health registration form prior to departure and undergo a 10-day self-isolation or quarantine upon arrival. Health registration forms are available at the following URL: https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/

Be advised, many state-level authorities in Germany have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions. A current list of risk locations is available from the following URL: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
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Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. 

From January 26, 2021, all persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

Italy

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Entry into ItalyEntry prohibited
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From April 2, 2021, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Italy. This policy does not apply to persons arriving from countries or regions in the European Union, countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, or Vatican City. Foreign nationals who, within 14 days of their scheduled departure, have visited or transited through Brazil are prohibited from entering Italy. This policy does not apply to lawful residents provided they have been resident in Italy prior to February 13, 2021. Additional exemptions exist for persons traveling for reasons of absolute necessity.

All persons (including Italian nationals) must carry proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test and are required present for inspection upon request a "Self-Declaration Form for Travel to Italy from Abroad." This policy does not apply to persons traveling from San Marino or Vatican City. All persons (including Italian nationals) must undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. This policy does not apply to persons traveling from countries or regions in the European Union (except the Tyrol Region in Austria), countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Andorra, Israel, Monaco, or the United Kingdom. However, such persons must undergo a 5-day quarantine upon arrival followed by an additional test for COVID-19 at the end of the quarantine period. Persons who test negative will be released from quarantine. Self-declaration form are available at following URI: https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2021/03/modulo_rientro_sintetico_05_marzo_2021_eng_compilabile.pdf

Persons authorized to travel to Italy from Brazil must carry proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Upon arrival, such persons must undergo additional testing for COVID-19, a 14-day quarantine, and a further test for COVID-19 at the end of their quarantine period. This policy has limited exemptions to quarantine requirements for cargo and passenger transportation crew members, provided such persons meet certain conditions. More information is available at the following URL: https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html

Be advised, some regional-level authorities in Italy have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
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Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. 

From January 26, 2021, all persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

Netherlands

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Entry into NetherlandsEntry prohibited
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Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering the Netherlands for non-essential travel. This policy does not apply to nationals and residents from countries or regions in the European Union, countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, or Thailand. Further exemptions exist for cross-border commuters, business travelers, diplomats, elite athletes and their support staff, flight crews, key workers, students intending to remain in the Netherlands for less than 3 months, highly-skilled migrants intending to work in the Netherlands for less than 3 months, persons in the cultural or creative sectors, non-Dutch nationals who are members of the armed forces traveling to the Netherlands as part of their duties, persons who hold a "long-stay" visa, persons who hold a service passport traveling to the Netherlands as part of their duties, persons who hold a valid residence permit, persons who work in the energy or transport sectors, persons who work for international or humanitarian organizations, persons whose purpose of travel will have demonstrable value for the Dutch economy and Dutch society, persons with a compelling family interest, professional journalists, researchers, seafarers in possession of a seafarer's record book (excluding seafarers on commercial yachts and pleasure crafts), seasonal workers, or non-Dutch nationals who qualify as "partners in a long-distance relationship." Be advised, some regional- and municipal-level authorities in the Netherlands have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions. A complete list of exempted categories and information about required documentation is available at the following URL: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad

All persons (including Dutch nationals) arriving from a high-risk location must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 24 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Persons lacking such proof may alternatively show proof of both a negative PCR test issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure and a rapid antigen test based on a sample collected no more than 24 hours prior to departure. This policy does not apply to persons traveling from Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Portugal, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, or Thailand. Additionally, all persons must self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival. This policy does not apply to cross-border commuters, students, persons engaged in the cross-border transportation of goods or passengers, and persons visiting a child, parent, partner, or spouse. More information is available at the following URL: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/mandatory-negative-test-results-and-declaration
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
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Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. 

From January 26, 2021, all persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

Portugal

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Entry into PortugalEntry prohibited
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From March 29, 2021, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Portugal. This policy does not apply to persons arriving from countries or regions in the European Union, countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Australia, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Mainland China, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, or Thailand. Persons seeking to travel to Portugal from any other country or region may do so only for essential purposes, which does not include tourism. Foreign nationals traveling from an above-listed region where the current rate of COVID-19 infection is 150 or more per 100,000 inhabitants may do so only for essential purposes. This policy does not apply to nationals from countries in the European Union or countries associated with the Schengen Area, or their family members.

All persons arriving by air must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test and fill out a health registration form for contact tracing purposes. All persons arriving from locations where the current rate of COVID-19 infection is between 150 and 500 per 100,000 inhabitants must, in addition to a negative RT-PCR test, undergo a 14-day quarantine at their residence or a designated facility. This policy does not apply to persons traveling for essential reasons or persons holding proof they will remain within Portuguese jurisdiction for less than 48 hours. Further exemptions to testing requirements exist for children under 2 years of age. Portugal’s land border with Spain is closed to foreign nationals cross-border passenger rail traffic is suspended. This policy does not apply to lawful residents entering at designated border checkpoints. All sea border checkpoints are closed to passenger traffic. More information about testing requirements and a link to health registration forms is available at the following URL: https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/covid-19/faqs/#1596230931926-35f82bfa-7209
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
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Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. 

From January 26, 2021, all persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

Australia

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Entry into AustraliaEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

New Zealand

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Entry into New ZealandEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

American Samoa

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Entry into American SamoaEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Cook Islands

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Entry into Cook IslandsEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Fiji

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Entry into FijiEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Canada

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Entry into CanadaEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited

Mexico

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Entry into MexicoNormal
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited

Antigua and Barbuda

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Entry into Antigua and BarbudaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Bahamas

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Entry into BahamasPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Barbados

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Entry into BarbadosPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Argentina

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Entry into ArgentinaEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Aruba

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Entry into ArubaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Bolivia

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Entry into BoliviaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Brazil

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Entry into BrazilPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited

Chile

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Entry into ChileEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Algeria

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Entry into AlgeriaEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Angola

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Entry into AngolaEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Benin

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Entry into BeninPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Botswana

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Entry into BotswanaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Burkina Faso

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Entry into Burkina FasoPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
Japan

Japan

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Entry into JapanEntry prohibited
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From March 19, 2021, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Japan. This policy does not apply to lawful permanent residents. All persons (including Japanese nationals) authorized to return from abroad must sign a "Written Pledge" indicating they understand and agree to abide by all testing and quarantine requirements currently in effect. Additionally, all persons must have proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. Persons lacking such proof will be denied permission to board transportation bound for Japan. Upon arrival, all persons authorized to enter Japan who, within 14 days of their intended arrival, have visited a country or region with confirmed transmission of a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern must undergo a 3-day quarantine at a designated location followed by testing for COVID-19. Those who test negative must then proceed to their home or to another designated location where they must self-isolate for a further 14 days. Travelers are strongly advised to contact their local Japanese embassy or consulate in order to verify their eligibility for entry prior to finalizing travel arrangements. Additional information is available at the following URL: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All persons must have proof of a negative nucleic acid or antigen test for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
Visa Services
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. 

From January 26, 2021, all persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
Singapore

Singapore

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Entry into SingaporeEntry prohibited
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"Air Travel Pass" Available to Travelers from Select Locations
Travelers departing from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China, New Zealand, or Taiwan are permitted to enter Singapore for short-term visits including for tourism. Travelers must apply for an "Air Travel Pass" (ATP) at least 7 days and no more than 30 days prior to their intended arrival in Singapore and must remain entirely within one of the permitted departure locations for the 14 days prior to their scheduled departure.Travelers applying for an ATP must have proof of medical insurance valid for use in Singapore for the entire duration of their stay. The minimum coverage amount must be no less than S$30,000. Upon arrival, all persons must, at their own expense, undergo a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 1-2 days at a pre-booked, non-residential accommodation while awaiting their test results. All persons are required to install the "TraceTogether" mobile app for contact tracing purposes and submit their personal information electronically via "SG Arrival Card" system. Persons who hold a passport that requires a visa for travel to Singapore must separately obtain a valid visa prior to departure. An ATP is NOT a substitute for a required visa. Additional information including links to ATP applications are available at the following URL: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/arriving/overview

"Connect@Singapore Initiative" for Business and Official Travelers
Business, official, and high economic value travelers from all countries and regions are eligible to enter Singapore for short-term stays of up to 14 days. Travelers seeking to enter Singapore under the "Connect@Singapore initiative" must submit applications though an “Appointed Facility,” which will file an application on their behalf for a "Safe Travel Pass." Persons traveling under the Connect@Singapore initiative must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test prior boarding transportation bound for Singapore. For the entire duration of their stay, travelers will be required to stay within a "bubble" at Appointed Facilities, undergo regular PCR testing, and strictly observe all prevailing pandemic prevention and control measures. Additional information is available at the following URL: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/connectsg/overview

"Reciprocal Green Lane" for Residents from Select Locations
Residents from Brunei Darussalam and Mainland China (with exceptions) may be eligible to travel to Singapore for business or official travel using a so-called "Reciprocal Green Lane" (RGL) scheme. Persons seeking to use the RGL must be sponsored by either a Singapore-based company or a Singapore Government agency, which will file an application on their behalf for a "SafeTravel Pass." Once approved, "SafeTravel Pass" holders may then apply for a standard travel visa (persons holding existing valid visas need not apply for a new visa). Only residents from the following locations in Mainland China are eligible to use the RGL: Chongqing Municipality, Guangdong Province, Jiangsu Province, Shanghai Municipality, Tianjin Municipality, and Zhejiang Province.

Persons seeking to use the RGL cannot have traveled outside one of permitted departure locations during the 14 days prior to their scheduled departure for Singapore and must, at their own expense, obtain a certificate showing a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test performed by an accredited laboratory in the departure location. Travelers are required to produce this certificate along with their "SafeTravel Pass," valid travel visa, and proof of a return ticket or other onward transportation in order to enter Singapore. From February 1, 2021, travelers applying to enter Singapore using the RGL must have proof of medical insurance valid for use in Singapore for the entire duration of their stay. The minimum coverage amount must be no less than S$30,000.

Upon arrival, RGL travelers will undergo an additional PCR test at their own expense and will be transported by the host company or government agency to a non-residential accommodation where they must self-isolate while awaiting their test results. Upon confirmation of a negative test result, the host company or government agency will ensure the traveler is transported to and from their workplace for the duration of the traveler's stay in Singapore. The host company or government agency will further ensure the traveler installs and uses the "TraceTogether" mobile app for the duration of the traveler's stay in Singapore. RGL travelers are not permitted to use public transportation while in Singapore.

"Periodic Commuting Arrangement" for Malaysian Residents
Malaysian nationals and permanent residents holding valid Singapore work passes may be eligible for a new "Periodic Commuting Arrangement" (PCA) scheme allowing cross-border travel at the Johor-Singapore Causeway and Malaysia-Singapore Second Link. Singapore-based employers must submit an application to use the PCA on behalf of their employees. Applications must be submitted at least 7 days prior to the employee's intended entry into Singapore and employees must be willing to remain in Singapore for at least 90 days. Specific information requirements for submitting a PCA application are available at the following URL: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/pca/overview

Prior to arrival, persons using the PCA must complete an electronic Health Declaration Card (eHDC) found at the following URL: https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard . They must also install the "TraceTogether," "Homer," and "WhatsApp" mobile applications. Upon arrival, persons using the PCA must refrain from using public transportation and proceed directly to their registered accommodation where they must self-isolate for 7 days under the terms of their "Stay Home Notice" (SHN). During the self-isolation period, persons are only allowed to leave their SHN location to go to a designated testing facility to undergo a PCR swab test for COVID-19. During their stay, persons in Singapore under the PCA must abide by all prevailing local public health requirements and safe distancing measures. Persons using the PCA, or their employers, must agree to cover all costs associated with self-isolation and testing.

All Others
From February 9, 2021, the following policies are in place:
1) All persons (including Singapore nationals and permanent residents) must, regardless of origin, undergo a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 upon arrival in Singapore. Additionally, all persons will be directed to either self-isolate for between 7 and 14 days at their place of residence or undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated facility. All persons are subject to additional PCR testing requirements at the discretion of authorities in Singapore;
2) All persons arriving in Singapore (regardless of origin) must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. This policy does not apply to Singaporean nationals or lawful permanent residents. All persons (including Singapore nationals and permanent residents) must submit a health declaration to immigration authorities upon arrival;
3) Persons who, within 14 days of their scheduled departure for Singapore, have visited South Africa or the United Kingdom are prohibited from entering Singapore. This policy does not apply to Singapore nationals or permanent residents; however, such persons must undergo a PCR test for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Singapore;
4) Persons who, for the 14 consecutive days prior to their departure for Singapore, have remained in either Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China, New Zealand, or Taiwan may apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) at least 7 days and no more than 30 days prior to their intended arrival in Singapore. Upon arrival, such persons must undergo testing for COVID-19; however, they are not required to self-isolate or undergo quarantine. Persons who test positive must undergo treatment at their own expense;
5) All other short-term visitors, regardless of origin, are prohibited from entering or transiting through Singapore;
6) All foreign nationals holding a Long-Term Pass issued by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) must obtain prior permission from the relevant government agency prior to departing for Singapore. This includes Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or Student's Pass (STP), or In-Principle Approval (IPA) letters for LTVP or STP. 

All travelers are strongly encouraged to contact a local Singaporean embassy or consulate to verify their eligibility for entry prior to making travel plans. Additional information is available from the following URL: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/arriving/overview
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All persons must have proof of a negative nucleic acid or antigen test for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
Visa Services
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. 

From January 26, 2021, all persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
South Korea

South Korea

Track Policy Changes
Entry into South KoreaPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
Foreign nationals must carry proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Quarantine
All persons arriving in South Korea must either self-isolate or undergo quarantine at a designated facility depending on their departure location.
Detailed Regulations
Required Testing for Foreign Nationals
All foreign nationals, regardless of origin, must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test performed no more than 72 hours prior to departure by a hospital or medical services provider approved by the local Korean embassy or consulate. All travelers are strongly advised to contact their local Korean embassy or consulate regarding travel restrictions specific to their current location, including information regarding flight bans, testing requirements, and visa issuance.

"Re-Entry Permit" Required for Alien Registration Card Holders
From June 1, 2020, persons holding an Alien Registration Card (ARC) must obtain a "Re-Entry Permit" prior to departure from South Korea if they intend to return. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the Alien Registration. This policy does not apply to diplomats, government officials, or persons who hold Overseas Korean (F-4) status. To return to South Korea, persons holding a valid ARC must undergo testing for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to departure and must present a medical certificate (written in English or Korean) showing their test results upon arrival in South Korea.

"Fast-Track" Immigration Clearance for Chinese Nationals
From May 1, 2020, Chinese nationals traveling to South Korea for business purposes may qualify for special "fast-track" immigration clearance provided they hold proof of a negative test for COVID-19 performed no more than 72 hours prior to departure. They must again test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival in Korea before being exempted from the mandatory quarantine procedures described below. Persons using "fast-track" immigration clearance are subject to standard government surveillance measures in place to combat COVID-19.

Special Entry Procedures
So-called "special entry procedures" are in place for all persons arriving in South Korea regardless of origin. All persons must proceed through immigration at their first port of entry in South Korea and may not connect to onward domestic flights. This policy does not apply to residents of Jeju Island or to special "Transit Exclusive Domestic Flights" connecting from Incheon International Airport (IIA) to Gimhae International Airport (PUS) in Busan. Individuals are allowed entry only after they provide verifiable contact information and an address within South Korea valid for the duration of their stay. All persons are required to install either the "Self-quarantine Safety Protection App" or the "Mobile Self-diagnosis App" on their phones and follow the instructions for documenting their health condition on a daily basis for 14 days. All persons arriving from the United States (including Korean nationals) must self-isolate and must get diagnostic tests within three days of commencing their quarantine period.

Symptomatic Passengers
All persons (including Korean nationals) will go through diagnostic tests if they have fever or respiratory symptoms identified during the quarantine stage. Persons who test positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to a hospital or Living and Treatment Center (Community Treatment Center). Korean nationals or long-term foreign nationals who test negative will be placed under self-quarantine. Foreign nationals who are short-term will be placed under quarantine at designated facilities.

Asymptomatic Passengers
Asymptomatic Korean nationals arriving from Europe and the United States will go into self-quarantine and get diagnostic tests at a health center within three days of arrival. Asymptomatic Korean nationals arriving from countries outside the European countries and the United States will go into self-quarantine and get diagnostic tests if they display any symptoms. Asymptomatic long-term foreign nationals arriving from the United States will be placed under self-quarantine and must get diagnostic tests within three days at a public health clinic. Asymptomatic foreign nationals for long-term and short-term stay arriving from Europe will get diagnostic tests at the airport. Afterwards, long-term foreign nationals will go into self-quarantine while short-term foreign nationals will be quarantined at designated facilities. Asymptomatic long-term stay foreign nationals arriving from countries other than European countries and the United States will go into self-quarantine and get diagnostic tests if they display any symptoms. Asymptomatic short-term foreign nationals arriving from countries outside the European continent will be placed under quarantine at designated facilities and get diagnostic tests if they display any symptoms.
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All persons must have proof of a negative nucleic acid or antigen test for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
Visa Services
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. 

From January 26, 2021, all persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Track Policy Changes
Entry into Hong KongEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
The Hong Kong SAR government has implemented the following policies in response to COVID-19: 
1) All non-residents arriving from overseas by air are prohibited from entering Hong Kong SAR; 
2) All non-residents arriving from Mainland China, Macau SAR, or Taiwan who have visited any other country or region within 14 days of arrival are prohibited from entering Hong Kong SAR; 
3) All persons (including Hong Kong SAR residents) arriving from Mainland China, Macau SAR, or Taiwan are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated location (see below for exceptions based on recent travel history);
4) Travelers may transit Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for onward flights under the same ticket provided they (and any accompanying luggage) are checked through to their final destination. This includes flights originating in Mainland China bound for final destinations abroad;
5) Transfer services at HKIA to final destinations in Mainland China remain suspended until further notice.

Categories of Specified Places
From April 20, 2021, all persons (including HKSAR residents) who have visited Brazil, Ireland, South Africa, or the United Kingdom for more than 2 hours at any point within 21 days of their scheduled departure for HKSAR are prohibited from entering HKSAR unless they are traveling aboard special government-authorized flights. Authorized flights with Cathay Pacific Airways are currently scheduled to depart from London on April 21 and April 28, 2021. Bookings are limited and must be made concurrently with a booking for a designated quarantine hotel. More information is available at the following URI: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/FAQ_UK_Returnees_ENG.pdf

All persons who have visited any of the following "very high-risk" locations within 21 days of their scheduled departure for HKSAR must, upon arrival, present original documentation (in English or Chinese) issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure showing a negative result for COVID-19 using a nucleic acid test: Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, or the United States. Test results must contain the traveler's name and identity card or passport number. Following arrival, all persons with recent travel history to "very high-risk" locations must undergo a 21-day quarantine at a designated location. 

All persons (including HKSAR residents) who, within 21 days of their arrival in HKSAR, have visited any other location outside Mainland China, Macau SAR, or Taiwan must undergo a 21-day quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel at their own expense. This policy does not apply to persons traveling from Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Such persons must undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in a designated quarantine hotel, self-monitor for 7 days after release from quarantine, and undergo testing for COVID-19 after their 19th day in HKSAR.

Quarantine-Free Entry with "Return2hk Scheme" 
Hong Kong SAR residents returning from Guangdong Province in Mainland China or from Macau SAR may be eligible for special quarantine-free entry under the so-called "Return2hk Scheme." Residents must submit an online reservation and receive confirmation prior to departure. The daily limit on returnees is 3,000 via the Shenzhen Bay Port and 2,000 via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, respectively. All reservations are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and are non-transferable. Residents seeking to use the Return2hk Scheme must obtain proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test performed by a testing provider recognized by the HKSAR government. Upon arrival at the boundary control point, residents traveling under the Return2hk Scheme must present a valid Hong Kong SAR Identity Card, a Return2hk reservation confirmation, and proof of a negative RT-PCR test result. Additional information is available at the following URL: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/return2hk-scheme.html

Post-Arrival Testing and Quarantine
All persons arriving at Hong Kong International Airport who are not exhibiting symptoms will be taken to a designated location and tested for COVID-19. All persons are required to wait onsite for their test results. Those who test negative will be instructed on how to proceed directly to their homes or a designated quarantine facility where they must complete their mandatory 14-day or 21-day quarantine.

Mandatory quarantine requirements do not apply to cross-boundary travelers provided they fall into one of the following categories:
1) Persons necessary for the supply of goods or services required for the normal operation of Hong Kong SAR or the daily needs of the people of Hong Kong SAR; 
2) Persons necessary for governmental operation;
3) Persons necessary to protect the health or safety of the people of Hong Kong SAR or to handle the public health emergency;
4) Persons receiving nursery, kindergarten, primary, or secondary education at any school registered under the Education Ordinance (Cap. 279) in Hong Kong SAR, persons providing such education, or persons necessary for the safe travelling of any persons arriving in Hong Kong SAR for the purposes outlined in this clause;
5) Persons whose entry is deemed to serve the public interest of Hong Kong SAR; or
6) Persons traveling for purposes relating to manufacturing operations, business activities, or the provision of professional services deemed to be in the interest of economic development in Hong Kong SAR.

Mandatory quarantine requirements do not apply to persons arriving from foreign places provided they fall into one of the following categories:
1) Persons necessary for the supply of goods or services required for the normal operation of Hong Kong SAR or the daily needs of the people of Hong Kong SAR;
2) Persons necessary for governmental operation;
3) Persons necessary to protect the health or safety of the people of Hong Kong SAR or to handle the public health emergency; or
4) Persons whose entry is deemed to serve the public interest of Hong Kong SAR.
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All persons must have proof of a negative nucleic acid or antigen test for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
Visa Services
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. 

From January 26, 2021, all persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
India

India

Track Policy Changes
Entry into IndiaPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All persons must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Visa Services
All previously suspended visas are now restored except electronic visas (e-Visa), tourist visas, and medical visas, which remain suspended.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering India for tourism. This policy does not apply to Bhutanese and Nepalese nationals. Foreign nationals seeking to travel to India must hold a valid entry visa. All persons holding a previously-issued visa are advised to verify their visa status with a local Indian embassy or consulate prior to making travel arrangements. Persons seeking to travel to India for family emergencies should apply for authorization at an Indian embassy or consulate abroad, which will evaluate applications on a case-by-case basis.

All persons (including Indian nationals and transit passengers) must use the "Air Suvidha" system to submit an online health declaration form and proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. Travelers must further agree to abide by all regulations concerning quarantine and self-isolation issued by appropriate Indian government authorities. All persons must monitor their health status for 14 days following arrival in India. Travelers arriving on flights originating in Europe (including the United Kingdom) or the Middle East must undergo testing for COVID-19 upon arrival. All persons traveling aboard flights originating in Brazil, South Africa, or the United Kingdom must self-isolate for 7 days, undergo an additional test for COVID-19 following the self-isolation period, and monitor their health status for a further 7 days. Persons who at any point test positive for COVID-19 will be isolated and sent for treatment. All persons are advised to install the "Aarogya Setu" mobile application for contact tracing purposes. Health declaration forms are available at the following URL: https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration

Be advised, some state-level authorities in India have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions. More information on current national guidelines is available at the following URI: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals17022021.pdf
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All persons must have proof of a negative nucleic acid or antigen test for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
Visa Services
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. 

From January 26, 2021, all persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
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