As countries begin to reopen, is there any place abroad where you can travel right now? If you're one of many travelers eagerly awaiting news on where you can travel to, here's a guide to the top destinations making plans to reopen, as well as some of those that are keeping their borders firmly closed for now.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have visited China, Iran, the Schengen Area, Ireland, or the United Kingdom in the past 14 days.
Canada has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals. Travelers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Indian Act may only enter Canada for essential purposes. Entrance will be denied to people traveling for tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits, or religious functions.
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda have now reopened its borders. Upon arrival, all travelers must wear masks and must go through medical screening, present a completed health declaration form, and have a medical certificate stating a negative coronavirus test result issued within 48 hours before arrival. Travelers without a valid medical certificate will be quarantined for 14 days or until they test negative for coronavirus.
The Bahamas has restricted the entry of all travelers except for Bahamian nationals and residents. They must have a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 7 days of their arrival and will be subject to quarantine upon arrival.
Barbados will quarantine all arriving travelers and airline crew for 14 days at a government administered facility.
Bermuda has closed its borders to all travelers except Bermudan nationals and residents or travelers with written permission of the Quarantine Authority of Bermuda.
British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands has closed all airports until at least June 2020.
Costa Rica has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals and residents of Costa Rica.
French West Indies
The French West Indies have restricted the entry of all travelers with the exceptions of residents of the French West Indies and people traveling for urgent health or business reasons.
Jamaica has restricted the entry of all travelers except for those with an authorization issued by the government of Jamaica. All arriving travelers will be quarantined for 14 days.
Mexico has not implemented any entry restrictions, but travelers arriving from countries affected by coronavirus will be screened, and those showing symptoms will be quarantined.
Puerto Rico has not implemented any entry restrictions, but all incoming commercial flights are being diverted to San Juan Airport (SJU), and all arriving travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, regardless of symptoms.
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago have closed all airports until further notice.
US Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands has restricted the entry of all travelers except residents, medical personnel, business travelers, and people who own property in the territory, until June 2020.
Argentina has restricted entry to all travelers except for citizens and residents until at least June 2020.
Brazil has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not citizens, residents, government employees and their family members, immediate family members of citizens, diplomats, travelers with authorization from the government, travelers with a National Migration Registry, or travelers in transit who do not leave the international area of the airport.
Chile has restricted entry to all travelers except for citizens, residents, diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, travelers with an official ID from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, or travelers with safe conduct.
Colombia has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except cargo operators, humanitarian emergencies, and extreme scenarios that have authorization from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Flights to Ecuador have now resumed. However, Guayaquil airport (GYE) is closed.
Paraguay has restricted all commercial flights into the country until further notice, with limited exceptions for government-approved repatriation flights.
All flights to Uruguay except for humanitarian flights and government-authorized repatriation flights are suspended until further notice.
Venezuela has suspended all international travel.
The United Kingdom has not implemented any entry restrictions but is monitoring direct flights into the country from certain areas. Several airports have suspended certain services, closed terminals, and reduced transportation schedules, so check the details of the specific airport in advance. Additionally, many airlines have grounded their planes. The United Kingdom has announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers will be in effect starting on 8 June.
Germany has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals of Germany, residents who obtained permanent residence before coronavirus and D-Visa holders. Travelers like diplomats, healthcare professionals, food industry personnel, commuters, US military personnel stationed in Germany and their family members, and other specialists who have evidence that they must travel to perform their professional activity may also enter the country.
Italy has restricted the entry of all visitors who are traveling as tourists. Italian residents and people traveling on business, for health reasons, and in an emergency may enter the country. However, travelers must inform the regional Department of Prevention of their arrival, and are subject to health surveillance and isolation for 14 days, and must submit a declaration that they entered Italy for proven work reasons for a maximum of 72 hours, or for a justified extension for specific needs for an additional 48 hours.
France has restricted the entry of all travelers arriving from non-Schengen Member States. Nationals of France and their spouses and children, long-term residents with French residence permits and their spouses and children, long-term residents of EEA Member States, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the Vatican City and their spouses and children on their way home, and healthcare professionals may still enter the country.
Spain has restricted the entry of all travelers except Spanish nationals and residents and accompanying immediate family members. Travelers who are residents of surrounding countries may travel through if returning to their place of residency.
Portugal has suspended all incoming international flights until further notice, except for flights bringing back Portuguese nationals and long-term residents with Portuguese residence permits.
Denmark has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Danish nationals and long-term residents with Danish residence permits.
Switzerland has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals or residents of Switzerland or Liechtenstein.
Russia has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Russian nationals, permanent residents, residents with residence permits, airline crew members, diplomats, and travelers whose visit concerns the death of a direct relative.
Austria has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from a Schengen Member State, and has suspended commercial flights from Belarus, China, France, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Belgium has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from EEA Member States, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom.
Croatia has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Croatian nationals or residents and their family members.
Cyprus has suspended all flights except repatriation flights in and out of the country until at least June 2020.
Greece has restricted the entry of all travelers with the exception of nationals, residence permit holders, or long-term visa holders of other EU member states, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom.
Hungary has restricted the entry of all travelers except for Hungarian nationals. Hungarian residents who are nationals of another EEA member state or Switzerland and who have a permanent residence card issued by Hungary may still enter the country.
Ireland is not currently implementing any entry restrictions, but all travelers arriving in the country from areas except Northern Ireland are required to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form and self-quarantine for 14 days.
The Netherlands has restricted entry to all travelers who are not nationals, residence permit holders, or long-stay visa holders of EEA Member States, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, or their families until at least May 15, 2020.
Poland has suspended all flights except humanitarian and medical flights, flights to protect public order, emergency flights, flights at the order of the Prime Minister, and repatriation flights performed by foreign air carriers at the order of foreign states.
Ukraine has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals except those with residence permits and has suspended all flights except for repatriation flights until at least June 2020.
Algeria has closed its borders.
Cameroon has suspended all international flights until further notice.
Cape Verde has suspended all international passenger flights.
Cote d’Ivoire has closed its borders.
Djibouti has suspended all flights into the country.
Egypt has suspended all international flights except humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights with a pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.
Ethiopia has closed its land borders. All travelers arriving in Ethiopia will be placed in a mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at their own expense.
Kenya has suspended all international flights except for aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration, and customs.
Morocco has suspended all flights to and from China, Italy, Spain, Algeria, France, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Jordan, Tunisia, Senegal, Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Chad, Canada, and Brazil.
Namibia has closed its borders until further notice. Only Namibian nationals and permanent residents may enter the country. Travelers are subject to a 14-day quarantine upon their arrival.
Nigeria has closed its airports to all non-emergency and essential flights.
Seychelles has closed its international airport to all flights except for emergency diversions and approved special mission flights.
South Africa has suspended all flights into the country except for flights authorized by the Ministry of Transport and flights for medical evacuations, humanitarian aid, emergency landings or refueling stops.
Tanzania has not implemented any entry restrictions, but all arriving travelers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.
Tunisia has suspended all flights into the country.
Zambia has closed all airports except for Kenneth Kaunda International Lusaka Airport (LUN).
Zimbabwe has restricted the entry of all travelers except for Zimbabwean nationals and residents. All airports except for BUQ, HRE and VFA have been closed.
Japan has restricted the entry of travelers who have been in or transited through over 125 different countries in the last 14 days
South Korea has restricted the entry of all travelers who have been in the Hubei Province of China in the past 14 days. Chinese nationals with passports issued in the Hubei Province are also not allowed to enter the country. Korean visas issued by the Wuhan Consulate in the Hubei Province are invalidated. Nationals of China and travelers arriving from China must have visas to transit through South Korea.
Singapore has restricted entry and transit of all short-term visitors who are not residents of Singapore, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, or Long-Term Pass Holders.
China has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except Chinese nationals, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan passport holders, and travelers with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas, or visas issued after March 28, 2020.
Hong Kong has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Hong Kong passport holders, Permanent Identity Card holders, work or study visa holders, or British passport holders with “British Nationality (Overseas)” nationality with the right of abode in Hong Kong.
Macau has restricted the entry of all non-Macau residents from anywhere except Hong Kong, Taiwan, or mainland China.
Taiwan has restricted entry of all travelers who are not Republic of China Taiwan passport holders, Alien Resident Certificate holders, “SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK” visa holders, or diplomats.
Commercial air travel in India is resuming slowly, and while international commercial passenger flights remain suspended there are some options available for air travel to India. Certain categories of Indian nationals and residents may enter the country on repatriation flights arranged by Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Indonesia has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Indonesia nationals, Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) and Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP) holders, airline crew, diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and foreigners working on strategic national projects.
Malaysia has restricted entry to all travelers except for citizens, permanent residents with a MyPR card, diplomats, embassy employees, and spouses or children of Malaysian nationals, who must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating this status.
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates has suspended all flights until further notice. This does not apply to domestic flights, over-flights, and aircraft used for evacuation authorized by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Cambodia has suspended all visa exemptions, visas on arrival, and e-visas. All arriving travelers except for diplomats must have official medical certificates issued by their origin countries no more than 72 hours prior to travel certifying that they have not tested positive for COVID-19. They must also have proof of insurance policies with minimum medical coverage of $50,000.
Israel has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals or residents of Israel. Travelers who have specific entry approval from the population and Immigration Authority of Israel may still enter the country.
The Maldives has restricted the entry of all travelers who are tourists or airline crew who have been in coronavirus active countries.
The Philippines has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Philippines nationals and their spouses and children. Accredited diplomats or officials of international organizations may still enter the country.
Qatar has restricted the entry of all travelers except for nationals and permanent residents of Qatar.
Saudi Arabia has suspended all incoming flights.
Thailand has suspended all flights into the country and restricted the entry of all foreign nationals except those with a work permit until at least June 30. Emergency landings, humanitarian aid flights, medical or relief flights, repatriation and cargo flights, state or military aircraft, and technical landings without disembarkation may still enter the country.
Turkey has restricted the entry of foreign nationals who have transited or have been in the following countries in the past 14 days, are passport holders of the following countries, or are arriving from the following countries:
Vietnam has restricted all entry to travelers except for citizens, diplomats, and highly skilled workers, experts, business managers, and others who were approved by the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Those traveling for official purposes will be subject to medical examination at the border before entering Vietnam.
Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew.
New Zealand has restricted entry to all travelers who are not New Zealand nationals (Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), permanent residents, visa holders, and their immediate families. Australian nationals residing primarily in New Zealand and accredited diplomats currently residing in New Zealand may also enter the country.
Fiji has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals of Fiji, and they must go into quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
French Polynesia has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not residents. All arriving travelers must have an International Travel Certificate to enter and transit French Polynesia, which must be obtained prior to departure.
The Solomon Islands has restricted entry of all travelers who are not residents and nationals of the Solomon Islands, or travelers with prior written authorization issued by the Prime Minister.
Tonga has restricted entry of travelers and airline crew arriving from or transiting through China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macau.