Travel bans & restrictions

There are many obstacles to international travel from the constraint of travel bans to the cost of coronavirus tests and the inconvenience of quarantine. We've put together a summary of the current status of travel regulations showing the latest requirements for each country.

For a full summary of Covid-19 statistics and regulations by country, and to compare destinations around the world, visit our interactive Covid-19 travel planner.

International travel bans & restrictions by country © Michael Winston Rosa - Shutterstock.com
International travel bans & restrictions by country © Michael Winston Rosa - Shutterstock.com

Latest travel regulations by country (A-Z)

The table below shows the current status of regulations for travel and tourism by country including Covid-19 testing and quarantine requirements.

Region Open for tourism Pre-departure On arrival in destination
Albania Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Algarve Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Algeria Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Mandatory antigen test on arrival for everyone)
Andorra Yes (See entry requirements for France and Spain) PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Angola Yes (There are no direct flights bewteen Angola and the UK) PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory test on arrival for everyone)
Anguilla Yes PCR test + fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Further PCR tests required on arrival and on Day4)
Antigua Fully vaccinated only PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Armenia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Aruba Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Australia Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Austria Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals who cannot prove recovery from Covid must quarantine. Test to release on Day 5 is available.)
Azerbaijan Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Azores Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Bahamas Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Rapid Antigen test on Day 5 for all unvaccinated arrivals)
Bahrain Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Test on arrival for everyone and again on Days 5 & 10 for those in quarantine)
Balearic Islands Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Bangladesh Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Barbados Yes (Vaccinated arrivals are subject to test on arrival + release from quarantine if negative) PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals must quarantine and take a PCR on Day 5 to release)
Belarus Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Belgium Fully vaccinated only PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test on Day 7 for all arrivals)
Belize Yes PCR or Antigen No quarantine required
Benin Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (2nd PCR test on arrival and another 2 weeks later)
Bermuda Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (2nd PCR test on arrival for everyone. Unvaccinated arrivals must quarantine for 14 days. Vaccinated arrivals must quarantine for 4 days + re-test on Day 4 and Day 10)
Bolivia Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (2nd PCR test on Day 7)
Bonaire Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required (Further PCR test on Day 5 for all arrivals from the UK)
Bosnia & Herzegovina Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Botswana Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Further rapid test on arrival for all visitors)
Brazil Yes (Direct flights from the UK to Brazil are expected to resume in December 2021) PCR or Antigen No quarantine required
British Virgin Islands Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (All visitors subject to PCR test on arrival + 7 days quarantine for those not fully vaccinated)
Bulgaria Travel ban from the UK2 PCR test + fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Burkina Faso Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Burundi Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival + isolate while awaiting results)
Cambodia Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Mandatory 2nd PCR test on arrival and on Day 13 of quarantine)
Canada Fully vaccinated only PCR test + fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory PCR test on arrival for everyone + on Day 8 for qualifying unvaccinated arrivals)
Canary Islands Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Cape Verde Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Central African Republic Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Chad Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival & on Day 7)
China Travel ban from the UK2 (There are no longer any direct flights between the UK and China) PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Christmas Island Yes (Access is only possible from Western Australia. See entry rules for Australia)   No quarantine required
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Yes (Access is only possible from Western Australia. See entry rules for Australia)   No quarantine required
Colombia Yes   No quarantine required
Comoros Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival and isolate pending results)
Congo-Brazzaville Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Congo-Kinshasa Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival and quarantine while awaiting results)
Costa Rica Yes   No quarantine required
Croatia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Cuba Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (2nd PCR test on arrival + another test on Day 5 to end quarantine)
Curacao Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Mandatory Antigen test for all arrivals on Day 3)
Cyprus Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required (2nd PCR test on arrival for all unvaccinated visitors who after Day 7 need to be tested every 3 days for access to most hospitality venues)
Czech Republic Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (2nd test on arrival for unvaccinated and again 5-7 days after arrival to end quarantine)
Denmark Fully vaccinated only PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Further test on arrival for all unvaccinated visitors + quarantine. Test to release on Day 4 is available)
Djibouti Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival)
Dominica Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd (rapid antigen) test on arrival for fully vaccinated and on Day 5 for unvaccinated)
Dominican Republic Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Ecuador Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Egypt Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
El Salvador Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
England Yes (Travel from green list countries and for fully vaccinated from amber exempt from quarantine) PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Testing rules vary by departure country & vaccine status)
Equatorial Guinea Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival & another on Day 5)
Estonia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (2nd negative test 6 days after the first for unvaccinated to end quarantine)
Eswatini Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Ethiopia Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Faroe Islands Fully vaccinated only PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory test on arrival for unvaccinated visitors who are allowed in + 4 days later to end quarantine)
France Fully vaccinated only PCR test or fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test after 7 days of quarantine if permitted to enter and not vaccinated)
French Southern Lands Yes (Access is only possible with special permission)   No quarantine required
Gabon Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival for unvaccinated + short quarantine awaiting results)
Gambia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required (2nd rapid test on arrival for all visitors from UK)
Georgia Yes PCR test + fully vaccinated No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test for unvaccinated travellers on Day 3)
Germany Fully vaccinated only PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Ghana Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd rapid test on arrival)
Gibraltar Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required (Lateral flow test on arrival for everyone)
Greece Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Grenada Fully vaccinated only PCR test + fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (2nd PCR test on arrival followed by restrictions for 48 hours while waiting for results)
Guatemala Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Guernsey Yes   No quarantine required
Guinea Yes PCR test + fully vaccinated No quarantine required (2nd test for all arrivals from the UK who have not been vaccinated followed by short period of isolation)
Guinea-Bissau Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Haiti Yes PCR or Antigen No quarantine required
Honduras Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Hong Kong Travel ban from the UK2 PCR test + fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (All arrivals must quarantine in a government approved hotel)
Hungary Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Iceland Fully vaccinated only PCR test + fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Indonesia Fully vaccinated only PCR test + fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (If entry is permitted, mandatory further tests on arrival & on Day 8)
Iran Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Further test on arrival and short isolation for all unvaccinated arrivals from the UK)
Iraq Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Ireland Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals must quarantine. 2nd test on Day 5 to shorten quarantine)
Israel Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Test on arrival + further tests to shorten quarantine. Vaccinated arrivals can apply for early release)
Italy Yes PCR or Antigen Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals from UK must quarantine for 5 days + take a further test on Day 5)
Ivory Coast Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Jamaica Yes PCR or Antigen No quarantine required (Within the tourist corridor visitors movements are restricted)
Jan Mayen Yes (Access is only possible with special permission)   No quarantine required
Japan Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Further tests on arrival, on Day 3, Day 6 and Day 10.)
Jersey Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required (2nd test on arrival for everyone. Unvaccinated arrivals must isolate until negative result received)
Jordan Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (2nd PCR test on arrival for unvaccinated visitors)
Kazakhstan Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Kenya Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Kosovo Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Kyrgyzstan Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Latvia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals must quarantine but test to release on Day 7 is available)
Lebanon Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required (2nd test on arrival for all visitors)
Lesotho Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Liberia Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Mandatory rapid test on arrival for everyone)
Libya Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival)
Lithuania Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Shorter quarantine possible after 2nd test on Day 7)
Luxembourg Travel ban from the UK2 PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Madeira Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Malawi Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Malaysia Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Maldives Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Tourists are exempt from quarantine but restricted to their islands)
Mali Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Malta Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Mauritania Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Mauritius Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival. Vaccinated visitors must take a 3rd test on Day 5, unvaccinated subject to 14 days quarantine)
Mexico Yes   No quarantine required
Moldova Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Monaco Fully vaccinated only (Also see entry requirements for France) Fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Montenegro Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Morocco Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Mozambique Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Namibia Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Nepal Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals must quarantine for 10 days)
Netherlands Fully vaccinated only PCR or Antigen Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (For unvaccinated travellers 2nd test on Day 5 to end quarantine)
New Zealand Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Nicaragua Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Niger Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Nigeria Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Quarantine while awaiting 2nd test on Day 7)
Norfolk Island Yes (Access is only possible from Australia and New Zealand)   No quarantine required
North Macedonia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Northern Ireland Yes (Travel from green list countries exempt from quarantine) PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Testing rules vary by departure country & vaccine status)
Northern Mariana Islands Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (2nd test on arrival + short quarantine + further test on Day 5)
Norway Yes   Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Quarantine for unvaccinated arrivals from the UK with test to release on Day 3)
Oman Fully vaccinated only PCR test + fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Palau Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Second PCR test on arrival + another on Day 5)
Panama Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Short quarantine for unvaccinated arrivals from the UK followed by another test)
Paraguay Yes PCR or Antigen Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory test for all arrivals 5 days after their first test)
Peru Yes (Currently there are no direct flights between UK & Peru) PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Poland Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (2nd test after Day 7 to exit quarantine)
Portugal Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Qatar Fully vaccinated only PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Russia (Europe) Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Rwanda Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival followed by short period of isolation)
Saba Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals must quarantine for 5 days and take another test)
San Marino Yes (See also entry requirements for Italy) PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Sao Tome & Principe Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival for everyone)
Scotland Yes (Travel from green list countries exempt from quarantine) PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Testing rules vary by departure country & vaccine status)
Senegal Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Serbia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Seychelles Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Sierra Leone Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Mandatory test on arrival for unvaccinated travellers and quarantine while awaiting results)
Singapore Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival for everyone + on Day 3 & Day 7 & 10 of 10 day quarantine)
Sint Maarten Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Slovakia Fully vaccinated only PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Test to release on Day 5 of quarantine is possible)
Slovenia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
Somalia Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
South Africa Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
South Korea Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival)
South Sudan Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Test to release on Day 7)
Spain Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Sri Lanka Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Test on arrival and during hotel quarantine for unvaccinated visitors)
St Lucia Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals are restricted to certified tourist venues during 14 days of quarantine)
St Vincent & the Grenadines Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (All visitors subject to 2nd test on arrival + isolate pending results. Unvaccinated arrivals must quaratine for 14 days)
Sudan Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Sweden Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Switzerland Fully vaccinated only PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Tajikistan Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Test on arrival + short quarantine awaiting results)
Tanzania Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (2nd rapid test on arrival for everyone from the UK)
Thailand Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Tourism is only possible in Phuket and Ko Samui. 7 days of restrictions for vaccinated travellers, 10 days of quarantine for unvaccinated)
Togo Yes   Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Test on arrival + short quarantine awaiting results)
Tunisia Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Turkey Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated/ recovered No quarantine required
UAE Yes (Visitors to Abu Dhabi are subject to a series of tests over 8 to 12 days) PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Uganda Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (2nd test for arrivals from the UK who cannot prove they are vaccinated)
UK Yes (Testing & quarantine rules vary by UK region & departure country) PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Ukraine Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test for all arrivals from the UK)
USA Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or Antigen No quarantine required (2nd test 3-5 days after arrival recommended)
Uzbekistan Yes PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Venezuela Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival)
Vietnam Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Wales Yes (Travel from green list countries exempt from quarantine) PCR or NAAT Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Testing rules vary by departure country & vaccine status)
Western Sahara Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated No quarantine required
Zambia Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
Zimbabwe Yes PCR or NAAT No quarantine required
  • 2 = Non-resident foreign nationals are not permitted to land
  • 3 = Generally 14 days of self-isolation, but the number of days can vary

The current status on travel bans and entry restrictions in countries is collected and maintained by Weather2Travel.com from a range of travel and tourism websites including official government sources. We try to keep this as up to date as we can.

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