Coronavirus’s Travel Restrictions, Borders Closed By Country


Coronavirus: Travel Restrictions, Borders Closed By Country

Countries around the world have taken strict measures, including closing borders to reduce COVID-19.

Countries around the world are taking increasingly stringent measures to stop the spread of new coronaviruses, including airport closures, travel restrictions and complete border closures.

The World Health Organization has classified a coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.

Below is a list of countries that have taken such measures in recent days. Passengers should visit government websites for the latest information and more details.


The government has said it will suspend air and sea travel with Europe from March 19. Authorities have previously suspended flights to Morocco, Spain, France and China.

Antigua and Barbuda

According to the travel advice posted by the Antigua Barbuda Tourism Authority website on March 12, foreigners who have come to China, Italy, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Singapore in the past 28 days will be barred from entering.

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Argentina confirmed more than 55 cases and announced on March 15 that it would close all non-resident borders for at least two weeks and that all flights departing from the United States and Europe will be cancelled from March 16. Argentina strengthens measures against coronavirus.


Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on March 19 that all visitors, except citizens, permanent residents and their relatives, are not allowed to enter the Australian border.

Morrison announced a “human biosafety emergency” on March 18 and said that citizens of the country should abandon all foreign travel.

“We are raising the world ’s travel ban on Australians to level 4. This is the first such travel ban in Australian history.” He added that it was an “indefinite ban.”

On March 15, Morrison said that international passengers arriving in the country would have to be quarantined for 14 days and foreign sailing would be banned for 30 days.


On March 13, the Austrian government stated that it would implement border controls on Switzerland and Liechtenstein and ban air communications with France, Spain and Switzerland.


Bangladesh has suspended flights to all European destinations except the UK. The flight ban came into effect on March 16 and will continue until March 31.

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Belize has closed most of its ports to enter, but according to the country’s Ministry of Health, the border between Santa Elena and Philip Goldson International Airport remains open. Cargo ships still have access to all entrances.


Bolivia has banned travel from the Schengen area of ​​Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Iran since March 18. Previously, it banned travellers from Spain, China, South Korea and Italy. The state has also implemented strict border measures, including medical examinations. The government said these measures will continue until March 31.


Brazil has announced better control and quarantine measures at the border. He said he will partially close the border with Venezuela on March 18, but trucks carrying cargo may continue to cross. Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants and refugees cross the border between Venezuela and Brazil every day.


Haber International Airport (TRT Haber) said on Wednesday that Turkey’s land border with Bulgaria does not allow passengers to enter and leave. TRT reporter said that the door to logistics is still open.

On March 15, the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport stated that it would block flights to Italy and Spain from midnight on March 17 (22:00 GMT). Rosen Zheliazkov also said that Bulgarians who want to return to their country will do so from March 16 to 17, and will face 14 days of isolation.


On March 17, the government said it had closed land, air and sea borders indefinitely since March 18. Except for cargo planes, international flights are on the ground.


On March 16, Canada announced that it would close the border and ban entry to anyone who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, except for Canadian citizens, aircraft crew members, diplomats and immediate family members of US citizens.

On March 18, the United States and Canada said they closed the border and banned unnecessary traffic. National leaders say trade is not affected.

Starting March 18, most international flights will fly to Canada via four airports. Domestic flights from the Caribbean, Saint-Pierre, Miquelon, Mexico and the United States. The United States of America will be exempted.


Chile announced that it will close the border to non-resident aliens indefinitely starting March 18. Any returning citizen must be isolated from high-risk areas for 14 days.


Colombia announced that starting March 16, all foreigners staying in Europe or Asia for 14 days will be barred from entering, except for foreign residents and diplomats. All land, air and sea borders will remain closed until May 30. This includes the border with Venezuela, where thousands of migrants and refugees cross the border every day.

Costa Rica

After the state of emergency was declared, the Costa Rican border announced that it would close all foreigners’ borders from March 18.


On March 12, the Croatian government announced a series of restrictions on international border crossings. Foreign immigrants from affected countries (such as Italy and China) should stay in isolation facilities for 14 days.

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On March 13, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiades, said the country would close the border to all Cypriots, Europeans working on the island, and those with special permits15 day.

He said in a formal speech that the procedure would take effect on March 15.

Czech Republic

The Czech Prime Minister said on March 12 that the country will close the border to passengers from Germany and Austria and ban foreigners from other risky countries from entering.

Until Saturday (Friday 23:00 GMT), Czechs are not allowed to travel to these or other risky countries.


The full list includes other EU member states such as Italy, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Denmark, as well as the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, China, South Korea and Iran. International public transport with more than nine seats will be prohibited from crossing the border.


On March 13, Denmark said it would temporarily close its borders with non-citizens.

“All tourists who cannot prove a reliable destination for entering Denmark, all flights, all holidays and all foreigners will not be able to enter the Danish border,” Prime Minister Mitt Friedrichsen said. The blockade does not apply to the transport of goods, including Food, medicine and industrial supplies.

Dominican Republic

The government said on March 14 that it would suspend all flights departing from Europe on March 16 and extend the arrival time of all cruises by one month.


On March 15, Djibouti said it would suspend all international flights.


As of March 16, the border has been completely closed, including 21 days to citizens and residents.


Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on March 16 that Egypt will suspend all air traffic services at its airport from March 19 to 31.

El Salvador

El Salvador closed the airport for all commercial flights on March 16. On March 11, the country banned all foreigners from entering, except for the country’s recognized diplomats and legal residents. Those who can enter may be subject to 30 days of quarantine.


On March 17, the Minister of the Interior, Maria Ojiesalo, said Finland would begin restricting cross-border traffic on March 19.


On March 15, the Georgian government stated that it would temporarily close the border with Russia from March 16.

“The decision does not apply to Russian Federation and Georgian citizens who wish to return to their country of origin,” the Georgian government said on its website. There will be no restrictions on the movement of goods. Georgian priest blesses Tbilisi in an attempt to curb COVID-19.


On March 15, Germany indicated that it would temporarily implement border controls on March 16 with borders with Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Denmark.

On March 18, the Home Office stated that entry restrictions had been extended to include flights from Italy, Spain, Austria, France, Luxembourg, Denmark and Switzerland. A spokesman for the interior ministry said the new entry restrictions also apply to goods shipped from Denmark.


Since March 17, Ghana has barred anyone from entering a country with more than 200 cases of coronavirus within the past 14 days, unless he is a regular resident or citizen of Ghana.


On March 14, Greece banned all flights to and from Italy before March 29.

On March 15, he said he would ban flights by land and sea, as well as flights to Albania and Northern Macedonia, and ban flights to and from Spain to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Authorities say only freighters and citizens living in Greece can travel between Albania and Northern Macedonia.

Athens has also extended travel restrictions on Italy, saying it will ban passenger ships to and from neighbouring countries, while banning cruise ships from docking in Greek ports. Greece says it will isolate anyone from abroad for two weeks.

TRT Haber said on Wednesday that land borders between Turkey and Greece have barred passengers from entering and exiting to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

TRT reporter said that the door to logistics is still open.


On March 17, the Miami Herald reported that all travellers who have been to Hong Kong, Mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Italy or Germany will be quarantined.


Guatemala banned all non-residents from entering, and suspended all flights, excluding freight, from March 16 to 30. It also barred cruise ships from docking. On March 17, the country also announced that it would suspend all flights deported from the United States. United States of America


As of March 18, all airports have been partially closed for 14 days. Local media reported that the blockade mainly affected international passenger flights.


Haiti has suspended all international flights, excluding flights from the United States. It closed the border with the Dominican Republic.


Honduras has ordered the closure of all borders except cargo.


Prime Minister Victor Urban told Parliament on March 16 that Hungary will close the border to international travellers.

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On March 18, India said it would suspend most visas in the country. Millions of foreign citizens of Indian origin, traditionally visa-free access, must now apply.

The notice states that anyone who has travelled to the country for “convincing reasons” can contact their nearest Indian mission. He also urged Indian citizens to avoid unnecessary travel abroad.

On March 17, India suspended visas to French, Spanish and German citizens until further notice. These restrictions have been imposed on China, Italy, Iran, Japan and South Korea, the five countries most affected by the virus.

On Wednesday, Air India said it would suspend flights to Italy and South Korea, respectively, until March 28 and 25. India has also closed its borders with neighbouring Myanmar.


Iraq suspended flights at its national airport from March 17 to 24. On March 15, Iraq suspended all flights to Baghdad International Airport during the same period.


In Italy, government officials blocked the country, which has a population of 60 million, on March 10 to stop the virus from spreading. The restriction will continue until April 3. People heading to Italy are temperature-controlled at Italy’s main airports, which have suspended flights from China and Taiwan.


Local media reported that Jamaica imposed travel restrictions on Iran, China, South Korea, Italy, Singapore, Germany, Spain, France and the United Kingdom. The government also said that anyone from a country with a fragmented society must be quarantined for 14 days.


On 17 March, Jordan closed border crossings with Israel and the occupied West Bank and its ports for transport from Egypt. It also banned the transport of passengers by road from Iraq.

The government bans travel to Lebanon and Syria, and it also bans travellers from France, Germany and Spain. The process includes splitting the company’s services to Egypt in half.


On March 15, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared a state of emergency and barred returning citizens, diplomats and government guests from entering the country. Kazakhs have also been banned from leaving the country.


Kenya has stopped travel to report COVID-19 cases from any country. Only Kenyan citizens and foreigners with a valid residence permit can be quarantined, but permission must be granted,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said. Kenya prevents non-residents from entering in response to a virus.


Authorities have banned all commercial passenger flights to and from Kuwait.


Kyrgyzstan said on March 17 that it will deny entry to all foreigners.


Latvia has detained almost all foreigners entering the country, while cancelling all international flights, including planes, railways, land and sea. Latvian and foreigners who have the right of abode in Latvia can enter the country.


On March 11, the Lebanese government announced the suspension of flights from Italy, Iran, China and South Korea. On March 12, the Lebanese government decided to close all road crossings to Syria indefinitely.


The Libyan Government of National Reconciliation recognized by the United Nations in Tripoli has suspended all flights at Misrata Airport for three weeks. Border closure is also closed. Libya closes borders to protect vulnerable health sector from COVID-19 attack


On March 16, Lithuania closed the border to almost all foreigners. In addition to business travel, Lithuanian citizens are also banned from leaving the country. The ban will continue until March 30, except for truck drivers, diplomats and those returning through the country.


From March 20, commercial passenger flights to and from Europe will cease operations within 30 days. Passengers from affected countries must be quarantined for 14 days.


Malaysia closed the border to travellers from March 16 to March 31 and restricted domestic traffic.


The government bans travellers from China, Italy, Bangladesh, Iran, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom, as well as certain areas in Germany, France, and South Korea. All direct flights to China, South Korea and Italy have also been suspended.


Mali will suspend flights from the virus-infected countries indefinitely from March 19, except for cargo flights.


Moldova has temporarily closed its borders and has suspended all international flights since March 17.


On March 14, Morocco said it would stop flights to and from 25 countries, extending an earlier embargo that includes China, Spain, Italy, France and Algeria.

The affected countries are Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chad, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Senegal, Switzerland, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.


According to the country’s immigration service, starting March 14, all foreigners entering Nepal must stay in the quarantine area for 14 days.

Nepalese citizens and residents must stay in the family quarantine for 14 days from the date of arrival. All of these procedures are valid until April 30. The country stopped issuing entry visas to foreigners from March 14 to April 30.


On March 13, the Dutch government announced the suspension of flights departing from “at-risk countries”, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy and South Korea. The ban lasts at least until March 27.

New Zealand

Starting March 19, New Zealand will close its borders to all non-citizens or non-residents. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on March 15 that all people arriving in New Zealand, except those from the Pacific islands, must be quarantined for 14 days.


On March 18, the government announced that it would restrict travel to China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, the United States, Norway, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the Netherlands. People from high-risk countries should be quarantined for 14 days.


Norway stated on March 14 that it will close its ports and airports from March 16, excluding Norwegians and cargo returned from abroad. The country also said it would implement extensive controls at its land entry points but would not close the 1,630 km (1,000 miles) border with neighbouring Sweden.


Oman has suspended tourist visas and banned cruise ships in all countries. Since March 18, the country has banned all non-Omanis from entering the country, including those holding a residence visa.


On March 13, Pakistan closed all land borders and decided to restrict international flights. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told the two smallest Wi-Fi channels: It has been decided to close all borders for 15 days. International flights will only be made from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad Airport operates. Pakistan has suspended air services to and from Iran.


On March 16, the government announced that only Panamans and foreign residents can enter the country.


On March 14, Paraguay suspended flights from Europe until at least March 26. Traffic connecting the country’s Friendship Bridge with Brazil is also restricted by authorized freight.


After an emergency state was announced on March 15, Peru announced that it would close the border for at least 15 days from March 16. The procedure includes the cancellation of all international commercial flights to the country.


A one-month blockade was implemented on Luzon, the Philippines’ largest island, with nearly 60 million people living on the island, while domestic and international flights were cancelled until April 14.


On March 13, Poland stated that from March 15 it will prevent foreigners from entering the country and will implement 14-day quarantine for citizens returning home. Prime Minister Matthews Morawiecki says people with a residence permit in Poland can also enter.

International flights or domestic trains will not be allowed after March 15th, but some charter flights will take Polls on vacation.


Qatar said on March 15 that it will ban domestic flights, excluding cargo and transit flights, from March 18. Entry bans do not apply to Qatari citizens.


On March 14, the Russian government said it had closed foreign land borders with Poland and Norway.

He said the blockade would apply to all foreigners crossing these borders for travel, study, work or private visits. Neighboring Belarus citizens and official delegations have been forgiven.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

The Miami Herald reported that Caribbean countries have asked anyone visiting China, Italy, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Britain, France, Germany and Spain not to visit. If an individual from one of these countries arrives, he or she must go through quarantine for 14 days.

St. Lucia

Local media reported that Saint Lucia imposed restrictions on travellers from France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Singapore.

Saudi Arabia

On March 15, Saudi Arabia suspended all international flights for two weeks.


Serbia has banned people from Italy, certain provinces in China, South Korea, Iran and Switzerland.


Officials said that starting on March 15, “all-new tourists with recent history will not be able to travel to France, Germany, Italy and Spain to enter or transit Singapore in the past 14 days.”

A “House Notice” will be issued to Singapore residents and permit holders who have lived in Singapore for the past 14 days, which will require them to be quarantined for two weeks.


Slovenia said on March 11 that it has closed some border crossings with Italy and conducted health checks on border crossings that are still open. Passenger trains between the two countries have also been cancelled.

South Africa

South Africa prohibits the entry of foreign travellers into or through high-risk countries such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, and China.

It is also recommended that South Africa cancel or delay all unnecessary overseas travel.

South Korea

On March 17, South Korea said it would strengthen border controls on all foreign immigrants. The government has imposed strict border controls on tourists from China, Italy and Iran, requiring them to register with a smartphone app to track for symptoms such as fever.


On March 16, the Spanish government announced the closure of its land border, allowing only citizens, residents and others with special circumstances to enter the country.

Direct flights from Italy to Spain are banned until March 25.

Sri Lanka

On March 17, Sri Lanka said it would ban all incoming flights for two weeks.


On March 16, Sudan closed all airports, ports and land crossings. Only humanitarian, commercial and technical assistance goods are unrestricted. Coronavirus in Sudan: the shortage of food and medical supplies


Suriname closed all land and sea borders on March 14.

Trinidad and Tobago

Local media reported that Trinidad and Tobago have closed the border to foreigners for 14 days since March 17. Citizens can enter the country, but they will be isolated from the world.


Tunisia has reported 24 cases of HIV, mosques, cafes and markets, closing its land border and suspending international flights on March 16.

Tunisia also imposed a curfew from 6 pm. The Tunisian president said at 6 a.m. that he had taken steps to fight the spread of the coronavirus until March 18.


Haber International Airport (TRT Haber) said on Wednesday that land borders between Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria have been closed, preventing passengers from entering and exiting the airport as a way to fight the spread of the coronavirus. TRT reporter said that the door to logistics is still open.

The government has suspended flights to and from Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, China, South Korea, Iran and Iraq.


Ukraine said on March 13 that foreigners will not be able to enter the country.

United Arab Emirates

The government has suspended flights to Lebanon, Turkey, Syria and Iraq indefinitely until March 17.

United Kingdom

On March 17, the government advised citizens not to travel around the world unnecessarily within the first 30 days.

United States

The United States prohibits all foreigners entering China, Iran, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania and Luxembourg. , Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Ireland, 14 days before your arrival.

US citizens or permanent residents who have visited high-risk areas must travel to one of the 13 international airports with enhanced access detection capabilities.

On March 18, President Donald Trump announced that he would close the northern border with Canada “by mutual consent” to prevent unnecessary traffic, such as tourists and other tourists.


On March 15, Uruguay announced that it would ban all flights from Europe starting March 20. Previously, it had ordered passengers from China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Spain, Italy, France and Germany to undergo quarantine for 14 days.


Uzbekistan prohibits all foreigners from entering and leaving the building.


On March 12, Venezuela announced that it would cancel all flights departing from Europe, Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic for at least 30 days. The country also announced quarantine at the national level.


On March 14, the internationally recognized Yemeni government damaged by the war started that it would suspend all flights to and from its controlled airport for two weeks starting on March 18.

A statement issued by the office of Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed said the measure exempted flights for humanitarian purposes. The main airports controlled by his government are in Aden, Sion and Mukalla.

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