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Make sure that you are informed on the travel restrictions and entry requirements of the country you are traveling to, in order to ensure that you arrive to your destination without any mishap.

For some destinations it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival, verify below if this is needed in your case. For destinations that do not have an online form, passengers will be requested to fill out a form during the flight, so we ask that you bring a pen for your flight.

Please be aware that it is the passenger’s responsibility to comply with all government policies and entry requirements, for example the need to fill out forms and/or Covid-19 testing*. Failure to do so may result in denied boarding for the flight or entry to the destination.

As we are not listing all countries and rules face frequent changes, guarantee that you meet the travel requirements of your destination. Always confirm information with official government agencies to ensure you are able to reach your destination.

 

*It is mandatory that testing results, required by the countries, be presented in Portuguese or English.

Portugal

Traveling of / in transit to:

All passengers traveling to Continental Portugal, either as a final destination, in transit or transfer, must complete this online form after checking-in for the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points.
 

As per the directive of the Portuguese Government (Decree Law nº 666-B/2021, of January 14), entry into Portuguese territory is only authorized for:

  1. Passengers on flights from countries belonging to the European Union, countries associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland).
  2. Passengers on flights from countries whose epidemiological situation is in accordance with Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/2169, of December 17, 2020.
  3. Passengers on flights from countries that are not members of the European Union or that are not countries associated with the Schengen Area, exclusively for essential travel, thus:
    1. Citizens of the European Union, nationals of States associated with the Schengen Area and members of their families, in accordance to the Directive 2004/38 / EC, of the Parliament and of the Council, and third-country nationals legally resident in a Member State of the European Union;
    2. Third-country nationals traveling for professional, study, family reunion, health or humanitarian reasons.
  4. Passengers on repatriation or humanitarian flights organized in accordance with the law.

Passengers on flights described in sub paragraphs a) and b) are not required to submit a negative RT-PCR molecular test for COVID-19, performed within 72 hours prior to the flight.

COVID TEST WITH A NEGATIVE RESULT MANDATORY IN ORDER TO BOARD

All passengers (including Portuguese citizens, residing in Portugal and their families and passengers in transit) on the flights described in paragraphs c) and d) must present proof of laboratory testing (RT-PCR) for the screening of SARS-CoV-2, with a negative result, performed within 72 hours prior to the time of departure, or they will be denied boarding.

Important for passengers in transit:
All passengers on flights from countries that are not members of the European Union or that are not countries associated with the Schengen Area must present an RT-PCR test, with a negative result for Covid-19, including passengers in transit.

Exceptions to the rule of mandatory presentation of negative test results before boarding:

  • Children who have not completed 24 months of age.
Additional documentation
    For Continental Portugal, as a final destination, in transit or transfer, it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form after completing their check-in, proof of which will need to be presented at control points.

All passengers traveling to Azores must complete this online form in the 72h hours prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

Mandatory diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2.

  1. Passengers wishing to travel to the territory of the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organisation to be areas of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are required to present, before boarding, proof, in digital or paper form, of a document issued by a
    laboratory, either national or international, of a diagnostic test with a NEGATIVE result.
  2. The diagnostic tests should be carried out using the RT-PCR methodology, seventy-two (72) hours before the departure to the territory of the Autonomous Region of the Azores.
    If this deadline is exceeded due to operational irregularities resulting from weather
    conditions or other constraints, a new test will be carried out on arrival.
  3. The document issued by the laboratory performing the diagnostic test must contain the following information: Passenger identification; Name/identification of accredited laboratory where test was carried out, with reference to its certification; Reference to the use of the RT-PCR method; Date the test was carried out; Negative test result.
  4. Extending the stay in the Autonomous Region of the Azores for seven or more days, the passenger must perform on the sixth day, counting the date of the first test, a new screening test for SARS-CoV-2, to be promoted by local health authority.

Exceptions:

The obligation referred to in the preceding paragraphs does not apply in the following situations:

  1. Passengers aged 12 years or under:
  2. Health professionals on duty for transfer or evacuation of patients and who have the periodic screening of professional scope updated in accordance with the technical standard of the Regional Health Authority in force at the time and provided that the period of stay outside the Autonomous Region of the Azores is equal to or less than 72 hours;
  3. Passengers with an illness duly proven by a medical declaration attesting to anatomical and/or clinical incompatibility for the performance of the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test, through the collection of biological material by the nasopharynx, in which case passengers must submit the referred declaration to the Regional Health Authority for validation at least five working days in advance, without prejudice to the performance of a serological test on arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores;
  4. Passengers who present a declaration of discharge from clinical surveillance and isolation measures issued by the public health service regarding SARS-CoV-2, which is valid for 90 days;
  5. Passengers who submit a declaration of a funeral home based in the Autonomous Region of the Azores proving the death of a family member, being obliged to undergo screening for SARS-CoV-2, using the RT-PCR methodology, upon arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, as well as prophylactic isolation, until the NEGATIVE result is communicated to them, within a maximum period of 24 hours;
  6. Passengers departing from abroad, or in a flight cancellation situation, whose transit journey exceeds 72 hours of validity of the test done at the origin, in which case they will be required to undergo screening for SARS-CoV-2, by the RT-PCR methodology, on arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, as well as prophylactic isolation, until the NEGATIVE result is communicated to them, within a maximum of 24 hours;
  7. Passengers who leave and return to the Autonomous Region of the Azores within a period of up to 72 hours, being obliged to undergo screening for SARS-CoV-2, using the RT-PCR methodology, upon arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, as well as prophylactic isolation, until the NEGATIVE result is communicated to them, within a maximum of 24 hours.

 

The corresponding exception declarations that are provided can  only be submitted in paper or digital format, excluding the SMS format.

Additional documentation
    For Azores it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

All passengers traveling to Madeira and Porto Santo must complete this online form in the 48 hours prior to the flight.
Proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

As of July 1:

  • All passengers on flights from abroad who carry a negative PCR test for COVID-19 disease, performed within 72 hours prior to disembarkation, in laboratories certified by national or international authorities, upon disembarkation, proceed to their destination, upon presentation of the respective report submitted, in advance, through https://madeirasafe.com.
  • Passengers disembarking at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira who have not performed a PCR test for COVID-19, will do so at the airport upon arrival. After performing the PCR test, the passenger will proceed to their destination. The passenger will be informed of the result within the following 12 hours.
  • As additional preventive measures for COVID-19 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the following are recommended:
    • Use of a mask, especially in closed spaces and public transport (mandatory);
    • Social distance (2 meters between people and avoid crowds);
    • Frequent hand hygiene;
    • Respiratory etiquette.

For the safety and protection of all, comply with the recommendations.

For further clarification, passengers can send an email, uesp.madeira@iasaude.madeira.gov.pt and / or contact the following numbers: +351 291208700 / +351 969320327 / +351 969320235.

Additional documentation
    For Madeira and Porto Santo it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.
Europe

Traveling of / in transit to:

All passengers traveling to Germany must complete this online form prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.

From 11 January, there will be the need for a compulsory test immediately after entry into Germany or the presentation of one taken at least 48 hours prior to entry.

Also from 14 January, any passengers arriving in Germany from certain risk areas and stayed in them for 10 days before entering the country must provide a negative PCR test for COVID-19 not later than 48 hours after their entry. The test must be submitted on paper or electronic document in German or English. Children under 6 years are exempt from this measure. You can consult the list of countries considered as risk areas here.

This measure is in addition to the current requirement of 10 days quarantine, which can be ended with a negative test from the 5th day onwards. 
A negative test upon entry into Germany does not exclude quarantine. It can only be lifted if a new test is done from the 5th day onwards and the result is negative.

It should also be noted that any passengers wishing to enter Germany who have stayed in a high incidence or risk area with variants of SARS-COV-2 in the last 10 days prior to their entry, must carry out the pre-flight test and submit their negative result to the Airline before their departure and also to the competent authorities at the Police checkpoints located in the Arrival/Transit area of their destination. This test should not be more than 48 hours prior to their entry into Germany. You can check the list of countries considered to be high incidence areas or risk areas with variants of SARS-COV-2 here.

As of January 19, 2021, Brazil is considered an area of variant of concern. Thus passengers departing from Brazil or those who have been to Brazil in the last 10 days and have Germany as their final destination must present proof, prior to boarding, of an RT-PCR test, for Covid-19, with a negative result, conducted no more than 48 hours prior to their entry into Germany. Option to take the test after arrival is not valid for these passengers.

Check here and here all additional information.


Additional documentation
    For Germany it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival. 

All passengers traveling to Austria must complete this online form prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.

When entering Austria from abroad, a quarantine of 10 days after entry is obligatory, if you have stayed in a country not stated in appendix A, available here, during the previous 10 days.

On the 5th day of quarantine earliest, the day of the arrival marking "day zero", a molecular biological or antigen test for Covid-19 can be conducted. If the result is negative, the quarantine can be terminated early.

Exceptions and additional information can be found here.

Additional documentation
    For Austria it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival. 

All passengers traveling to Belgium must complete this online form in the 48 hours prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points and passengers who do not prove that he/she has completed the form will be allowed to board the flight.

All non-essential travels to Belgium are forbidden. Notwithstanding this prohibition, it is authorized to travel to Belgium:

  1. From all countries in the European Union and the Schengen area. (See below “Travelling from the UK to Belgium”.)
  2. From those countries on the published list here.

 

COVID-19 testing

Effective December 25th, 2020 all passengers over 12 years of age who do not have their main residence in Belgium and who arrive from a red zone with Belgium as their final destination must be tested PCR negative for COVID-19. The red zones worldwide can be found at this website, which is updated regularly.

Modalities of the COVID-19 test that must be mentioned on the document:

  1. The result of the test must be negative.
  2. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the fist embarkation point.
  3. Only PCR test for SARS CoV-2 with the mention PCR are accepted.
  4. The analysis must have been carried out in an official laboratory in the country from which the traveller comes and certified by a doctor or pharmacist biologist (equivalent INAMI number).
  5. The document can be in paper format or in electronic format but must be consultable immediately.
  6. The document must be in English, German, French or Dutch.
  7. The following tests are not accepted:
  • RT-Lamp.
  • Rapid antigenic tests.
  • Serological tests.

 

Passengers who do not meet the above requirements cannot board the flight.

Passengers in transit do not need to submit a negative test for COVID-19 to the Belgian authorities. 

Mandatory quarantine after a stay of more than 48 hours in a red zone:

As of December 30, 2020, all stays in a red zone are defined as high-risk events. As a result, as from December 31, 2020, everyone (both residents and non-residents) returning to Belgium after a stay of at least 48 hours in a red zone will have to quarantine. Quarantine can only end after a negative PCR test on day 7 of the quarantine.

This measure will be in force until at least 15 January. Strict exemptions are allowable in only a limited number of cases:

  • For people with critical roles in essential sectors, working on site may be permitted, subject to a certificate from the employer (in accordance with the decision of the Interministerial Conference on Public Health of 2 December 2020);
  • Students are allowed to interrupt quarantine in order to take an exam (only to take the exam);
  • For residents who were abroad for professional reasons, an exemption from quarantine is possible until January 4, if it concerns professional travel abroad certified by the employer. As from January 4, 2021, the assessment of the Passenger Location Form will take into account professional travel certified by the employer.

Travelling from the UK to Belgium

All travel from the United Kingdom to Belgium as a final destination or in transit to any member state of the European Union, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland is prohibited until and including December 31, 2020.

Exempts are:

  1. Passengers with a Belgian nationality and Belgian residents (who have their main residence in Belgium);
  2. Non-Belgian residents can travel as far that their journey is strictly necessary and non-postponable;

Only the following journeys are considered:

  • With presentation of a certificate issued by their employer:
    • Professional travel of health workers, health researchers and elderly care professionals;
    • Professional travel of transport personnel;
    • Travel of diplomats, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations who require physical presence for the proper functioning of these organizations, professional travel of military and security personnel, civil defense personnel and humanitarian aid workers, in the performance of their duties;
    • Professional travel of journalists.
  • Journeys for the following compelling family reasons, with acceptable proof:
    • Journeys justified by family reunification;
    • Visits to a legal spouse or partner, when both do not live together for professional or personal reasons;
    • Travel in the context of co-parenting;
    • Journeys in the context of funerals or cremations in the case of a relationship in the first and second degree;

 

Passengers from the UK can transit via Belgian airports if their final destination is outside the European Union, and outside Norway, Switzerland and Iceland. These passengers may not leave the transit zone of the airport.

Additional documentation
    For Brussels it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival. 

From 9 January, until 7 February (inclusive), all passengers arriving in Demark by air must make proof that have tested negative for Covid-19 within 24 hours of boarding the flight to Denmark (Passengers transiting in one or more airports within 24 hours prior to boarding the first flight leg or in a transit airport) including Danish nationals and residents of Denmark

Both PCR and Antigen tests are acceptable (but not antibody tests).

Exceptions:

  • Children under 12 years.
  • Passengers presenting a positive covid19 test result from a test performed between 14 days and eight weeks prior to the flight.
  • Cargo flights.

See the full information at here, where you also can find information om persons resident in Denmark and/or of Danish nationality and persons who want to travel through Denmark.

All passengers traveling to Spain must complete this online form prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.


With regards to the situation created by the snow storm in Spain which has led to the delay/cancellation/rescheduling of flights, it is reported that no new PCR will be required for affected travellers coming from risk countries. The health checks to be carried out on arrival will take the necessary measures to resolve this situation and will not involve the filing of a complaint.


As of 23 November, the new regulations for entering Spain from abroad are in place: The new regulation requires that all passengers coming from a risk area (regardless of nationality or place of residence) must have a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours before the flight to Spain.

TMA TEST (Transcription mediated amplification) is also accepted.

PCR / TMA testing is not required for children under 6 years of age.

To be able to board flights arriving in Spain from a risk zone, passengers must have the QR code which must be obtained through the above mentioned form.

If the passenger brings the printed Passenger Locator Form (PLF), he or she must present the PCR test certificate together with the PLF at the time of boarding.

The PCR/TMA certificate must be original, written in Spanish, English, German or French on paper or electronic format and contain at least the traveler's first and last name, passport number or ID card, date of testing, identification and contact details of the center performing the analysis, technique used and negative test result.

The origin of the passenger must be considered, and not the transfer point (if there is no stopover at the transfer point).

Passengers transferring at Spain are excepted from presenting the negative PCR test if there is no need to leave the airport restricted area.

The red areas can be found here and will be checked by the authorities every 15 days.

Additional documentation
    For Spain it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

As of January 18, all passengers (including French nationals and residents) arriving to France (direct or indirect flights), must present a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19.

Exception for:

  • Children under the age of 11 years old;
  • Passengers originating from countries in the European Union (including Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican);
  • Passengers originating from Australia, South Korea, Japan, New Zeeland, Ruanda, Thailand and Singapore

In addition, these passengers must:

  • Complete a travel certificate and always carry it during their journey - Download travel certificate in English (PDF, 0.3MB, EN) or French (PDF, 0.3MB, FR);

  • Complete and carry a sworn statement that they do not show any Covid-19 symptoms - Download Sworn statement in English (PDF, 0.3MB, EN) or French (PDF, 0.3MB, FR);

  • Present their certificate and sworn statement duly filled out and signed to the airline before boarding and upon arrival. In the absence of these documents, passengers can be denied boarding or entry to French territory.

As decreed by French authorities, it is mandatory that all passengers from the age 11 and above to wear a surgical mask orFFP1, FFP2 or FFP3 masks without valveThe maximum duration for which the surgical mask should be used is 4 hours, and it must be replaced after this period. Children form the age of 6 and above are still required to wear a suitable mask.

Ventilated and fabric masks are not permitted.

Following the recent developments of Covid-19, the dutch government has decided to implement the following measures, starting at 00:01, on the 29th of December 2020:

  1. All passengers, regardless of their nationality, must have a recent negative PCR test declaration taken no more than 72 hours before boarding;
  2. Passengers flying to the Netherlands, who do not present the negative PCR test may be refused boarding.
  3. The negative test is an additional requirement and not a substitute for the guideline applying to all passengers to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival.

For more information, see here.

As of 12 January 2021, the updated list of countries whose residents are authorised to enter Hungary is available here.

Only Hungarian citizens may enter the territory of Hungary. Hungarian and foreign citizens, whose entrance is permitted under the exceptions above, must be submitted to home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers may be exempted from such quarantine if they attest with a document containing the results of two SARS-CoV-2 tests (molecular biology examination in compliance with professional medical practice) performed in Hungary at two different times with at least 48 hours between them confirming that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was not detected. However, it is also acceptable if the first of the two tests is performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Exception from the above may apply if the reason for the trip if for business or economic activity

Non-Hungarian citizens arriving for international sports events or cultural events may also enter Hungary without restriction if they possess a negative PCR test result performed from 3 days before entry. Such foreign citizens are obliged to leave the country within 72 hours of entry. 

All persons entering Hungary at Ferenc Liszt International Airport (including the citizens of Schengen countries) are obliged to undergo a mandatory document check and body temperature measurement and, if necessary, additional medical checks. 

Further information is available here.

All passengers traveling to Ireland must complete this online form in the 48 hours prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

It is an offence to provide false or misleading information on the form. Following completion of the Form you will be issued with an email receipt. More information on the Passenger Locator form is available here.

Passengers are obliged by law to present the email receipt or a completed printed version of the form to an officer at the point of entry to the State.

Notice that from the 16 January 2021 all passengers, including Irish citizens, are required for evidence of a negative / “not detected” result from a COVID-19 PCR pre-Departure test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Exemptions will be limited to children under the age of six.

Passengers who arrive in an Irish Airport without evidence of a negative/’not detected’ test result will commit an offence and may be subject to prosecution, punishable by a fine not exceeding €2,500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.

 

Additional documentation
    For Ireland it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

Since the 10th of December, it is mandatory for all passengers coming or transiting from the EU countries, to present the test for Covid-19 with a negative result, carried out 48 hours before entering Italy or to carry out self-isolation (14-days quarantine) confirmed by a declaration completed by the passenger to be delivered to the police checkpoints, entering the Arrivals / Transit area.

This declaration must be handed over to passengers (if they do not have it) and completed before disembarking in Italian territory. 


Travel ban from Brazil to Italy.
From January 16 to 31, there is a flight ban to direct flights from Brazil to Italy
On the same dates, entry or transit in Italy is refused to any passengers that have been or transited through Brazil.


Passengers traveling to Italy and embarking on Italian airports are only allowed to use surgical masks or FFP2 or FFP3 masks without valve. The maximum duration for which the surgical mask should be used is 4 hours, and it must be replaced after this period.

Ventilated and fabric masks are not permitted.

Hand Luggage Restrictions

As per the restrictions imposed by Italian authorities, on flights to / from Italy passengers cannot place loose items of clothing into overhead bins. Any items of loose clothing should be placed within the hand luggage or kept with the passenger.


Travelling from the UK to Italy

Effective immediately and until January 6, 2021, it is forbidden to enter Italian territory for people who, as of December 16, 2020, remained or transited in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Exceptions are:

  • Residents in Italy, acquired before 23 December.
  • Passengers must submit a negative test (PCR or antigen) carried out within 72 hours before boarding.
  • Carry out another test between 48 hours after entering Italian territory.
  • Quarantine (14 days), mandatory for all passengers until January 6.

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs wishes to inform the airlines operating on the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg that the Luxembourg authorities have acted on the Council Recommendation of 17 December 2020 amending Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction.

The list of third countries whose residents are not affected by a temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU has therefore been updated, removing, with effect from 11 January 2021, Uruguay from the list.

As of 11 January 2021, the updated list of third countries whose residents are authorised to enter the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are available here.

It is recalled that the temporary ban on the entry of all other third-country nationals into the territory of Luxembourg will remain in place until 31 March 2021 inclusive.

It should also be noted that each third-country national aged 11 years or above, including the persons holding a temporary authorization to stay or residence permit, wishing to travel by air to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from a third country that is not included in the above-mentioned list of third countries, is required to present, before boarding, a negative result of a test that detects SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid, performed up to 72 hours before the flight.

The obligation to present, prior to boarding, a negative result of a test that detects SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid, performed up to 72 hours before the flight, does not apply to: 

  • third-country nationals who appear on the list of the countries whose residents are not affected by a temporary restriction; 
  • diplomats, staff of international organisations and people invited by international organisations whose physical presence is required for the well-functioning of these organisations, military personnel, development cooperation personnel, humanitarian aid workers, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their functions: transit passengers.

Note that UK nationals and their family members who fall within the scope of the Withdrawal Agreement, family members of a citizen of the European Union, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican / Holy See, as well as other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Island, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the Swiss Confederation, who have a right of residence on the territory of one of the states mentioned above, are not affected by these temporary measures and restrictions.

Further information available here.

Passengers are required to fill the Health Declaration Card due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Passengers are required to fill a Passenger Locator Form during their flight to Poland.
Passengers with body temperature over 38°C are not permitted to board the flight.

We ask that passengers be prepared and bring a pen for their journey, in order to fill out the mentioned forms.

All passengers traveling to United Kingdom must complete this online form in the 48 hours prior to the flight.
Proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

Additional information regarding this measure is available here.


From 4 AM, Friday, January 15, 2021, there is a flight ban determined by the  British Government, for direct flights from Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Brazil, Argentina and Cape Verde. See additional information here.


As of June 8, new rules are in to affect for passengers, residents and non-residents, travelling to the United Kingdom. Passengers will need to: 

  • Fill out the online form available here, providing information regarding the journey, as well as personal contact information. The form can only be submitted within 48 hours before the scheduled arrival in the United Kingdom;
  • Self-isolate for a period of 10 days at the location where you will be staying. Passengers also have the possibility of opting for the Test to Release for International Travel scheme, in which you can choose to pay for a private Covid-19 test. If the result is negative, you can stop self-isolating. The earliest you can take the test is 5 full days after self-isolating. Click here for more information.
  • To see which passengers are exempt from English border rules, click here.

All passengers (including UK nationals) arriving in the United Kingdom from January 18, 2021, onward are required to present a negative COVID19 PCR test taken in the 3 days before starting the journey to the UK. For example, if you travel on Friday, you must take a test on the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

This measure does not apply to children under the age of 11 years.

The test must be in English and contain: Name, date of birth or age, negative result, statement of type of test or diagnostic standard, and test provider.

If proof of a negative test result is not provided, you could be subjected to a fine in the amount of 500GBP.

Connecting flights
You should get a test within 3 days of your final departure point to England. But if you have one or more connecting flights to the UK, you should take a test as close as possible to the date of the first flight - if the connecting flights were booked as a single passenger record.

Additional information regarding this measure is available here.

As of 23:00/11PM (UK Time) on December 31, 2020, free movement no longer applies and EU, EEA and Swiss citizens are required authorization to enter the United Kingdom. Further information available here.


Travel ban to the United Kingdom

Since 9 January, and until further notice, entry into the UK will be banned to those who in the last 10 days have travelled from or through any southern African country, including South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique and Angola – as well as Seychelles and Mauritius, except British and Irish Nationals, longer-term visa holders and permanent residents.


Additional documentation
    For United Kingdom it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

Passengers travelling from Portugal and other countries that are not classified as low risk must fill out the form available here prior to their departure and follow the testing procedures.

Arriving passengers are obligated to present an RT-PCR test for Covid 19, with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours of the flight or undergo an RT-PCR test in the Czech Republic within 5 days from the arrival. If the passenger does not submit a RT-PCR test result to the respective hygienic station within 7 days from the arrival, a necessary quarantine measure shall be ordered. It will also be possible to submit a PCR test result that was issued by other EU member country. This rule applies to the Czech citizens, EU citizens and third-country nationals with a long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic or other EU country.

The Government of Czech Republic has also decreed that entry is not granted to passengers traveling for tourism or to visit friends. Entry is only allowed for those traveling for essential reasons, such as work or business purposes, traveling to healthcare facilities, essential family travel, attending a wedding or a funeral, all exceptions from the free movement ban can be found here.

Additional information can is available here

Since 6 July 2020, passengers arriving in Switzerland from certain areas are required to go into quarantine for a period of 10 days. This measure is based on the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport Measures and applies to persons entering Switzerland from countries or areas with an increased risk of infection with the coronavirus.

Passengers must notify the competent cantonal authority within two days of your arrival in Switzerland and follow the instructions given to you by the authorities. Costs incurred during quarantine must be borne by the passenger.

You will find the list of countries or areas with an increased risk of infection with the coronavirus, along with details of the cantonal agencies and exceptions from the quarantine requirements, here

Anyone who evades quarantine, or who fails to comply with the duty to notify the authorities, is committing an offence under the Epidemics Act and is liable to a ¬fine of up to CHF 10,000.
Please refer to the FOPH website or further information or contact the Infoline – (+41) 58 464 44 88 (06:00 - 23:00).

Africa

Traveling of / in transit to:

All passengers traveling to Angola must complete this online form in the 72 hours prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

The borders of the Republic of Angola remain closed, with the entry and exit of national territory subject to sanitary control defined by the competent authorities.

However entries will be limited to the passengers described below: 

  • Return to Angola of nationals an non-national residents;
  • Entry of foreign citizens with work visas;
  • Return of foreign citizens to their respective countries;
  • Official trips to and from the national territory;
  • Entry and exit of diplomatic and consular staff.

All entries and exits from the territory are dependent on the presentation of a negative RT-PCR test to COVID-19, carried out in the 72 hours preceding the flight.

After entering the country, a 14-day household quarantine will have to be carried out, which may be shortened after 7 days, by presenting a new negative COVID-19 test.

Since 26 December 2020, any passenger that has been in the UK, Nigeria or South Africa is not allowed to enter Angola.

Additional documentation

    For Angola it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

All passengers traveling to Cape Verde must complete this online form in the 72h hours prior to the flight. 
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points.

All passengers traveling to Cape Verde must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 or a negative result from an antigen test or any other molecular test validated by the health authority, carried out within 72 hours prior to boarding, as well as proof that the online pre-registration form, mentioned above, was duly submitted. Children under 7 years (or under 12 if travelling from the USA) are exempt from presenting the PCR test for COVID-19.

Passengers with a Cape Verdean passport, Cabo Verdean nationals who have acquired foreign nationality, as well as their spouses and descendants, upon presentation of a passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate or other document attesting to the fact that they were born, married, or are children of a father or mother born in Cabo Verde, diplomatic or service passport, a laisser-passer or letter of transit; as well as citizens residing in Cape Verde and children under 2 years old are exempt from completing the online form.

More information available here.

Additional documentation
    For Cape Verde it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival. 

All international arrivals including those from the ECOWAS region will be required to meet the following health requirements prior to admission into Ghana by the Ghana Immigration Service:

  1. Must not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 including body temperature >38°C
  2. Possession of a COVID-19 negative PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin.
    1. The test should have been done not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time from the country of origin
    2. For passengers who transit through other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point
    3. For Ghanaian residents who depart Ghana and return within one (1) week will not be required to present a COVID-19 test result from the country of departure. They will however, undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing upon arrival to Ghana.
    4. Children under-5 years of age will not be required to undergo testing at the airport
    5. Persons who arrive under emergency circumstances such as diverted flights will not be required to undergo testing if they do not leave the airport or remain in transit and do not leave the hotel.
  3. Must wear a face mask appropriately (extending from the middle of the nasal bridge to halfway between the chin and the neck).
  4. Passengers are advised to regularly use any of the hand sanitizing stations provided in the terminal.
  5. Be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal, which costs 150USD and this cost will be borne by the passenger. The payment for this test must be done prior to boarding of flights here, and passenger are required to show proof of payment as a condition for boarding of flights
  6. All persons testing positive will receive further clinical assessment and treatment.
  7. All persons testing negative will be advised to continue to observe COVID-19 safety precautions following arrival in Ghana. 
  8. Passengers transiting and transfering through Accra will not be required to take the COVID-19 test in Accra.

Information provided by the Ghana authorities is available here

Additional documentation
    For Ghana it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival. 

Conditions for entry into Guinea-Bissau:

  • Present a negative RT-PCR Test Certificate for COVID-19 issued by an accredited laboratory and obtained up to 72 hours before the start of the journey;
  • Submit to a screening for evocative signs and symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Provide health status information and all contact details (address and telephone numbers) at the origin and destination, as well as close relatives, through a form to be completed and signed;
  • Wear a face mask at the point of entry, disinfect hands with soap and water or alcoholic gel before submitting documents to the border authorities and maintain a physical distance of at least one meter from other passengers and airport staff;
  • Passengers with fever or other symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 will undergo a second health screening and, if the situation warrants it, be tested to COVID-19;
  • Passengers mentioned in point 5. must remain confined to their destinations until they receive the results of the test carried out and additional instructions from the health authorities.

Following the gradual reopening of air routes, the Guinean government as issued the following measures for any passenger entering or leaving national territory of Guinea.

Passengers disembarking in Conakry

  • The following passengers are allowed entry:
    • Holders of Guinean Passport (expired max 5 years);
    • Guinean identity card holders;
    • Citizens of ECOWAS countries (Economic Community of West African States);
      Benim, Burkina Faso, Cape-Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • Citizens of all countries with visa exemption;
    • Resident card for foreigners Holders;
    • Holders of Long-stay visa (with and without photo);
    • Holders of Entry visa (registration receipt / photo + QR code);
    • Holders Long-stay visa (registration receipt / photo + QR code);
    • Holders of transit visa (registration receipt / photo + QR code);
    • Holders of certificate issued by the D.C.P.A.F. (Central Directorate of the Border Police);
    • Holders of certificate issued by the Special Conakry Airport Police Station;
  • All passenger over 11 years old must present a certificate of a negative PCR test, fo Covid-19, with a validity of 5 days;
  • Will fill in a health declaration form on the plane;
  • Will be subjected to a sanitary control (temperature measurement, symptom assessment) when leaving the airplane;
  • Any passenger showing signs of COVID-19 will be isolated and transferred to the Epidemiological Treatment Center;
  • Guinean citizens repatriated on humanitarian flights who do not have a negative certificate on departure will be subjected to a PCR screening test on arrival and systematically confined pending the result.

All passengers traveling to Morocco must complete this online form prior to the flight.
Printed proof of the filled-out form, duly signed, will need to be presented at control points.

Passengers from the UK, Denmark and South Africa, regardless of their nationality or reason for travel, are not allowed to enter Morocco.

Except for the above, the following passengers may enter Morocco:

  • Moroccan citizens;
  • Foreigners residing in Morocco who are currently abroad, for whatever reason;
  • Foreigners holding invitation letter from a Moroccan company or Hotel booking could be accepted (except if originating in the UK, Denmark or South Africa).

Sanitary conditions:

  • Passenger must present a negative PCR test, taken at most 72h before departure from the 1st embarkation point;
  • Test must be in Arabic, French or English;
  • Children under the age of 11 are exempt from the PCR test.
Additional documentation
    For Morocco it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival. 

Commercial flights to Mozambique have resumed and entry to the country it permitted for those who fulfill the following conditions:

  • Mozambican nationals; or
  • Legal residents in Mozambique; or
  • Holders of an exceptional authorization to enter Mozambique, granted by the Mozambican authorities, pursuant to Article 10 (2) of Decree No. 51/2020 of July 2 of the Republic of Mozambique.
  • Passengers holding entry visa.
  • Passengers traveling Maputo / Lisbon / Maputo the validity of the PCR test is 14 days to travel without the need to submit a new test. This situation is valid for everyone who tests in Mozambique for short trips that require multiple entrances in the country in a short period of time or who take a short trip travel.

According to the Decree of the Council of Ministers of Mozambique no. 69/2020, of August 11, 2020, the following health rules apply to all passengers traveling to Mozambique:

  • Presentation of RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2), with a negative result, carried out in the country of origin in the last 96 hours before departure;
  • Subject to the mandatory home quarantine for the period of 10 consecutive days;
  • Must conduct new RT-PCR test for Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2), with a negative result, at the end of the quarantine period, at their own expense;
    • If the passenger is unable to bear the cost of the test, than he is subject to mandatory home quarantine for 14 consecutive days.

Children up to 11 years of age are exempt from presenting the RT-PCR test.

Find out about all the mandatory sanitary conditions here.

In case of doubt regarding this matter, please contact the Mozambican authorities directly.

Passengers traveling to São Tomé must present a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19, carried out within 72 hours prior to traveling.

Children between 0 and 5 years old are allowed to enter without having an RT-PCR test. For this, they must be accompanied by their parents, or duly authorized person, who themselves must have a negative RT-PCR test, carried out in the 72 hours preceding the trip.

If any passenger shows symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 during the flight, or on arrival, and its temperature is equal to or higher than 38 degrees Celsius, they will be screened with a quick test and according to the result obtained, appropriate measures will be taken for the situation.


Passengers departing from São Tomé must present, at check-in, a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19, carried out within 48 hours prior to traveling.

The Republic of Senegal has decreed that, entry into Senegal is only allowed to passengers with Senegalese nationality and foreign residents, provided that proof of residence in Senegal is presented when boarding the flight.

Additionally, and regardless of nationality, there are also the following exceptions where passengers are granted entry to Senegal:

  • Nationals from countries belonging to the African Union (WAEMU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • Passengers in transit.
  • Diplomats.
  • Passengers traveling for family reasons and duly justified imperatives.
  • Flight crew.
  • Medical personnel.
  • Military personnel.
  • Members of international organizations on a humanitarian mission.
  • Third-country nationals studying in Senegal.

From 00:01 on the 22nd October onwards a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test dating less than five (05) days from the date of the results is required for any passenger embarking to a Senegal airport. The five (05) days validity counts from the date of the results until the beginning of the journey at the point of origin of the passenger. 
The results must be delivered by a laboratory located in the State where the passenger started the journey and appearing on the list of laboratories approved by that State or by a health body international recognised by the competent Health Authorities of the country of origin or departure.

North and South America

Traveling of / in transit to:

All passengers traveling to Brasil must complete this online form prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points.

Effective on December 25, 2020, it is temporarily forbidden to enter passengers departing or transferring at UK and Northern Ireland in the last 14 (fourteen) days, except:

  • Brazilian, born or naturalized;
  • Immigrant with permanent residence, for a fixed or indefinite period, in Brazilian territory;
  • Foreign professional on mission in the service of an international organization, as long as duly identified;
  • Foreign official accredited to the Brazilian Government;
  • Foreigner:
    • Spouse, partner, father or curator of a Brazilian;
    • Whose entry is specifically authorized by the Brazilian Government in view of the public interest or for humanitarian reasons;
    • Holder of a National Migration Registry.


Effective on December 30, 2020, passengers embarking to Brazil must present:

  • Proof of laboratory testing (RT-PCR) for screening for SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a negative/non-reactive result, carried out within 72 hours prior to boarding. This document must be presented in Portuguese, English, or Spanish.
    Children under the age of 12 traveling accompanied and babies under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting the RT-PCR test result. Children aged 2 and over traveling unaccompanied must present the result of the negative / non-reactive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2;
  • Proof of completion of the Traveller's Health Declaration (DSV) (in print or digitally) with the agreement on the sanitary measures that must be complied with during the period in the country.
    The filling out of the DSV form is done on the ANVISA Portal here and must be completed within 72 hours prior to departure.

Travel ban from Brazil to Italy.

From January 16 to 31, there is a flight ban to direct flights from Brazil to Italy
On the same dates, entry or transit in Italy is refused to any passengers that have been or transited through Brazil.

Additional documentation
    For Brasil it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points.

All passengers traveling to Canada must complete this online form or do so through the ArriveCAN mobile app in the 48 hours prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points.

Effective January 7, 2021, all air passengers five years of age or older must present proof of an RT-PCR test for Covid 19, with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours of the flight, in order to travel to Canada.

Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Passengers must also use the ArriveCAN or website and provide accurate contact information and their mandatory 14-day quarantine plan on or before entry. 

Violating any instructions provided when you enter Canada is an offence under the Quarantine Act and could lead to up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines.

If you are an in-transit passenger whose final destination is not Canada, you do not have to submit the mentioned form. 

Passengers are not permitted to enter Canada with the exception of:

  1. Permanent residents of Canada;
  2. Immediate family members (a spouse or common-law partner and their parents or step-parents, dependent children, and their dependent children, and guardians or tutors) of Canadian nationals or residents;
  3. Passengers in transit through Canada (including those changing terminals within the same airport, but not passengers who otherwise leave the airport);
  4. Passengers registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
  5. Passengers who hold written authorisation from a consular officer of the Government of Canada to enter Canada for the purpose of reuniting immediate family members;
  6. Accredited diplomats or representatives of international organisations and their immediate family members;
  7. Members of the Canadian military, visiting forces, and their immediate family members;
  8. Protected Persons;
  9. French residents of St. Pierre and Miquelon who have only been in St. Pierre and Miquelon, the US or Canada for at least 14 days;
  10. Temporary workers who are holding either a valid work permit or a letter of approval issued by Canada, and with a valid job offer;
  11. Students with a valid study permit or letter of approval issued by Canada, and they either reside in or are required to attend to their studies immediately in Canada;
  12. Passengers travelling to provide an essential service or medical assistance in Canada; or
  13. Passengers whose entry the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration, or Public Safety have determined to be in the national interests. 

 

More information available here.

Additional documentation
    For Canada it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form or do so through the ArriveCAN mobile app, 48 hours prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival. 

Passengers who have stayed, in the last 14 days (including periods in transit), in the following countries are not permitted to enter the United States of America:

  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain , Sweden and Switzerland; United Kingdom (excluding territories outside Europe) and the Republic of Ireland;
  • Asia: China (excluding the regions of Macau and Hong Kong); Islamic Republic of Iran;
  • South America: Brazil.

This entry restriction does not apply to US citizens, residents of the United States, family members of US citizens and other individuals who are covered by the exceptions defined by the Government of the United States of America. Confirm all the conditions here.

Travelling to Boston, Massachusetts

As of August 1, all passengers entering the state of Massachusetts, including returning residents, are required to:

  • Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by the Department of Public Health. 
  • Quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts. 

If your COVID-19 test result has not been received prior to arrival, visitors, and residents must quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
For more information, visit the state of Massachusetts’ official website.


Passengers travelling from the United Kingdom to the USA

It is only allowed to enter the US passenger originating / in UK connection by presenting a negative test result for COVID-19 (digital or paper), made in the 72 hours prior to flight departure.
Except:

  • Passengers whose connection does not exceed 24 hours.
  • Children under 2 years of age.