Travel updates: which countries have coronavirus restrictions and FCO warnings in place? – The Guardian

The Foreign Office (FCO) is advising against all but essential travel to an increasing number of countries because of coronavirus. Some destinations have travel restrictions, quarantine measures, border closures and health screenings in place due to the outbreak. If travellers have recently been on another trip abroad to affected countries, entry to other destinations could be denied or travellers quarantined.

This article is being updated daily. It was last updated at 11pm, 16 March

The FCO is advising against all but essential travel to:

Europe: Albania, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Madeira and Porto Santo (Portugal), Romania, Serbia

Asia: Myanmar, China, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, North Korea, Daegu, Cheongdo and Gyeongsan (South Korea), Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

North America: US

Central America and the Caribbean: Belize, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay

Africa: Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Sierra Leone, South Africa

Cruise shipsThe FCO is advising against all travel on cruise ships for passengers aged 70 years and over or those with high-risk conditions. Some destinations are placing bans on cruise ships docking or passengers disembarking, including Australia, Chile, Colombia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro and Portugal.

The following countries have other restrictions and measures in place that may affect UK nationals (but the FCO is not advising against travelling there currently):

* EU proposes suspension of non-essential travel

The EU is proposing that all non-essential travel should be suspended to European Union for 30 days, the president of the EU commission has announced. This would affect travel from outside the EU, but the UK would be exempt.

AustriaThere are no direct flights between Austria and the UK, or direct air or rail connections from Austria to Italy, France, Spain or Switzerland. Any travellers coming from Italy by road will be stopped at the border and must present a health certificate stating that they are not affected by coronavirus. Ski resorts closed on 15 March in Tirol, Salzburg and Vorarlberg. Restaurants and shops open at limited hours.

Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Romania and SwitzerlandCultural and sporting activities are prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars are closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours; public transport limited; and health screenings on arrival likely.

Croatia and Bosnia and HerzegovinaSelf-quarantine for 14 days. Some borders are closed and flights schedules limited.

Cyprus and UkraineBan on entry for UK travellers.

GermanySelf-quarantine for 14 days for anyone who has been in Italy, Switzerland or Austria in the 14 days before arrival. Land border restrictions with Austria, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland (ie cross-border commuters and deliveries only).

GeorgiaBan on all travellers for two weeks from 18 March.

HungarySelf-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in China, Italy, Iran, Israel or South Korea. Cultural and sporting activities are prohibited; restaurants and bars are closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours; health screenings on arrival likely.

Isle of ManSelf-quarantine for 14 days.

PortugalLand border restrictions with Spain (ie cross-border commuters and deliveries only).

RussiaSelf-quarantine of 14 days for travellers who have recently been in China, Italy, Iran, France, Germany, South Korea or Spain. All borders closed except with Azerbaijan and Finland.

TurkeySome flights to Europe suspended. Ban on entry to travellers who have been in or transited through China, Iran, Italy or South Korea in the 14 days before arrival.

No specific warningsFor UK nationals, there are currently no travel warnings or restrictions (relating to coronavirus) in place to the following countries. However, some have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with health screenings likely on arrival and quarantine possible: Armenia, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Liechtenstein, Sweden.

BahrainSuspension of visas on arrival scheme. Self-quarantine for 14 days.

BangladeshSuspension of visa on arrival scheme. Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in Europe (not including UK).

Bhutan, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Turkmenistan Ban on entry to UK travellers.

BruneiSelf-monitor for 14 days.

Hong Kong, Israel, Macao, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan and Uzbekistan Self-quarantine for 14 days.

IndiaBan on entry to all travellers from the UK, EU, and Turkey from 18 March. All visas and e-visas invalid until 15 April. Quarantine of 14 days for anyone who has recently visited China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain or Germany.

JapanBan on entry to travellers who have been in China, Iran or Italy in the 14 days before arrival.

Lebanon Direct flights suspended from affected countries on 17 March. Airlines flying into Beirut Rafic Hariri airport are being asked to refuse passengers who have been in the UK, France, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Germany or Spain. UK nationals are strongly advised to review travel plans here.

MaldivesBan on entry to travellers who have been in Bangladesh, China, Iran, Italy or South Korea (Gyeongsang) in the 14 days before arrival.

PakistanInternational flights are limited to Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore airports, and some borders closed.

TajikistanBan on entry to travellers who have been in or transited through, China, Iran, Italy or South Korea in the 14 days before arrival.

ThailandTravellers who have recently been in affected countries require a health certificate stating that they are not affected by coronavirus. Self-monitor for 14 days. Songkran celebrations postponed and other large gatherings likely to be cancelled or postponed.

No specific warningsFor UK nationals, there are currently no travel warnings or restrictions (relating to coronavirus) in place to the following countries. However, some have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with health screenings likely on arrival, and quarantined possible: Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Nepal and UAE.

ArubaBan on entry to UK travellers.

Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas and MontserratBan on entry to travellers who have recently been in China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea or Singapore.

BarbadosQuarantine 14 days for any travellers recently been in Italy in the 14 days before arrival.

Bermuda and Canada Self-quarantine for 14 days.

Saint LuciaBan on entry to travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, South Korea or Singapore in the 14 days before arrival.

Saint Vincent & the GrenadinesBan on entry to travellers who have been in China, Italy or Iran in the 14 days before arrival.

GrenadaBan on entry to travellers who have been in China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Spain in the 14 days before arrival.

GuyanaSelf-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama, Thailand, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Singapore, South Korea or US

Turks & CaicosBan on entry to travellers who have been in China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macao, South Korea or Singapore in the 21 days before arrival.

No specific warningsFor UK nationals, there are currently no travel warnings or restrictions (relating to coronavirus) in place to the following countries. However, some have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with health screenings likely on arrival, and quarantined possible: Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Saint Maarten.

Australia, New Zealand and Solomon IslandsSelf-quarantine for 14 days.

FijiBan on entry to anyone who has been in China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.

French PolynesiaAll travellers require a health certificate stating that they do not have coronavirus.

Kiribati, Micronesia and TongaMust have been spent 14 days in a country without any cases prior to arrival.

NauruBan on entry to travellers who have been in or transited through China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Macao or South Korea in the 21 days before arrival.

PalauBan on entry to travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong or Macao in the 14 days before arrival.

VanuatuBan on entry to travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong Japan, Macao, South Korea, Singapore or Taiwan in the 14 days before arrival.

No specific warnings For UK nationals, there are currently no travel warnings or restrictions (relating to coronavirus) in place to the following countries. However, some have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with health screenings likely on arrival, and quarantine possible: Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.

AlgeriaSuspension of all air and sea travel to and from Europe from 19 March.

Angola, Congo, Mauritius and SeychellesBan on entry to travellers who have recently been in China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.

Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tunisia and UgandaSelf-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in affected countries.

ComorosMust have been spent 14 days in a country without any cases prior to arrival.

EritreaQuarantine of 14 days for travellers who have recently been in China, South Korea, Italy, Germany or US.

GuineaVisitors must submit their passports for a 14-day monitoring period.

MadagascarNo commercial passenger flights with Europe for 30 days from 20 March. Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in affected countries.

No specific warningsFor UK nationals, there are currently no travel warnings or restrictions (relating to coronavirus) in place to the following countries. However, some have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with health screenings likely on arrival, and quarantine possible: Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cte dIvoire, Eswatini, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tom & Prncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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