Airport Services status APMEA/ROW May 15th 2021

Here are the detailed regional restriction updates for countries that are in some stage of open, have announced reopening, or have recently reclosed after opening.

This is the latest Airport Service Status of them courtesy of Universal Aviation.

Contact Fast Track if you want Meet and Assist services for these countries and their airports.

  • U.S. – Updates for CDC Re-arrival testing and Hawaii.
    • On Jan. 12, 2021, the U.S. CDC issued an order requiring proof of a negative viral COVID-19 test (NAAT/PCR or antigen), or medical proof of recovery, for anyone arriving from a foreign country to the U.S. The order went into effect Jan. 26, 2021 for ALL flights, including private flight and GA aircraft. Key points:
      • Only ACTIVE crew members are EXEMPT. You can find the full definition of ACTIVE CREW and some analysis on the various exemption scenarios that we’ve been asked about on our website.
      • Passengers must show aircraft operator proof of negative result, taken with 3 days of boarding, or of recovery prior to boarding.
      • U.S. CDC Approves Home Test for Int’l Arrivals – On May 7, the CDC updated its Order to allow self-administered COVID tests (aka home tests) to qualify for int’l arrivals to the U.S. Note that the CDC has guidance on what home tests will be allowed.
      • Operators of private flights and general aviation must maintain passenger Attestations (i.e., declaration forms) for 2 years. Note: While the operator needs to see the test result, only the Attestations (which can be captured digitally) must be kept on file. We are providing free pre-populated Attestation forms on Universal-managed trips in-bound to the U.S. Ask us for details.
      • The CDC’s website has more information on the order, including the official announcement and FAQs.
      • Note FAA NOTAM reinforcing the CDC order.
      • This article on our blog has more information, including a comprehensive list of FAQs we’ve received such as vaccines exemptions (not allowed), types of tests accepted, enforcement, “active crew” definition, impact to air ambulance missions and more.
    • On March 8, the CDC issued its first set of guidelines on how fully vaccinated people can visit safely with others. The CDC continues to advise against all non-essential travel, but there is no meaningful impact on int’l travel with the release of these guidelines.
    • U.S. Presidential Proclamations: On April 30, the U.S. travel restrictions were extended to include India. All non-U.S. travelers who have recently been in Brazil, India, South Africa, and most EU countries, including the UK and Ireland, are restricted.
      • CBP has published a bulletin announcing a variety of U.S. visa holders have been granted blanket national interest exceptions to the current entry restrictions on travelers from suspended regions. Note: B1 and B2 visas are not exempt; HOWEVER, read next bullet.
      • The U.S. State Department quietly released a buried update allowing National Interest Waivers (NIWs) to be issued to foreign crew seeking entry to the U.S. for the purposes of training or aircraft pickup, delivery, or maintenance – despite their travel history. Crew must have a B-1/B-2, B-1, or M-1 visa, or Visa Waiver Program authorization to qualify. This is a big one many in the business aviation community have been asking for. We have extensive expertise with NIWs and can assist.
      • All stops in suspended regions, overnight or just tech stops, are treated the same.
      • Entry by any non-U.S. foreign national (that includes Canadian and Mexican citizens) who has been in a suspended region over the past 14 days is HIGHLY RESTRICTED and will be denied, with few exceptions.
      • CDC guidelines RECOMMEND quarantine; they don’t mandate it. CDC spokespeople have confirmed the same.
    • New U.S CBP Documentation Provided for Arrivals – Effective April 26, Part 91 arrivals into the U.S will begin receiving this new document [PDF] with their landing rights packages at select ports. It basically covers roles and responsibilities for both operator and CBP for int’l arrivals. NO ACTION is needed when you get this. It’s just good-to-know info to have in your back pocket.
    • U.S. APIS Update: All GA travelers are now required to provide additional details, including primary phone number and email address, for contact tracing purposes when coming from Guinea or the DROC in response to Ebola. Scheduled airlines have already been doing this. Airport funneling from these destinations is also in effect. While these destinations aren’t the most popular for GA travel, it’s not unlikely that we could see the APIS data collection portion of this requirement expanded to cover arrivals from more countries (e.g., for contact tracing other diseases). Note that Private and Charter flights will have different processes for complying with this based on how APIS information is currently transmitted for each of these two flight types. Read more about this on our blog.
    • Applications for signatory carrier status under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are still being processed. All U.S.-based operators (including some international companies with U.S. subsidiaries) and non-U.S. commercial operators are eligible to apply. If you are not a signatory carrier and qualify, we recommend you apply to increase your operating flexibility. We can help.
    • The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is another avenue foreign nationals can seek for entry into the U.S. and can be an effective means of entry. Allowed purposes of visit include Business, Education, Training, and Medical. Application for entry is available for the following U.S. AOEs: KLAX, KEWR, KDFW, KJFK, and KIAH, as well as through the U.S. Embassy in France and the UK. Our Global Regulatory Services team has worked out the repeatable process to apply at each of these and can provide support.
    • The U.S. STEP Program is an important risk mitigation program that U.S. nationals should be using on every international trip, especially now with COVID. When the first wave hit and we saw the massive wave of lockdowns, this program helped get people on the U.S. Embassy’s evacuation list to return home. It has a whole host of other benefits like if you lose your passport or have medical issues, if there is a terrorist incident or civil unrest, etc. Our Global Regulatory Services team offers an optional, turnkey STEP Registration Service for your trips with us.
    • Any operator entering the U.S. from the south should be taking advantage of the CBP’s Border Overflight Exemption (BOE) program to avoid having to make an extra stop at the first designated AOE when returning home. A BOE is good for 2 years, and it greatly increases your operational flexibility. We can take care of this for you.
    • Non-U.S. charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators flying to/from the U.S. with less than 12 flights per year MUST have a DOT Part 375 Ops Permit and/or Special Authorization. We can assist.
    • Advise passengers and crew to continue maintaining a 14-day travel history log of the countries, states, and cities they visit. This is critical for both travel into the U.S., within it, and abroad.
    • Restrictions on non-essential travel for USA/Canada/Mexico land borders remain in place until May 21, 2021.
    • Hawaii – The pre-arrival testing program began Oct. 15, allowing visitors to bypass quarantine. Read more online. Hawaii has a specific list of approved C19 testing providers and tests that you must use, and this supersedes the CDC pre-testing order. All travelers arriving in Hawaii are still required to have a temperature check and complete a Travel Declaration Form. U.S Presidential Proclamations restricting flights apply. People traveling interisland can find additional information and the interisland limited quarantine request by visiting county webpages. Note that each island has its own requirements and rules, so check beyond the state level. From May 10, individuals who have received all doses of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine will not be required to be tested for COVID-19 or to self-quarantine when they travel from one Hawaii county to another, as long as the trip is made at least 15 days after their last dose. Note: Travel requirements from the mainland remain unchanged.
    • Puerto Rico – Open to foreign tourism. Both U.S. and international pax need a COVID-19 test (within 72 hours of travel); otherwise, traveler will be tested on arrival. Complete a digital Travel SAFE Declaration Form and submit at www.travelsafe.pr.gov or www.viajaseguro.pr.gov. Proof of negative COVID test required to avoid quarantine. Crew are exempt.
    • USVI – International leisure hotel guests are allowed. U.S Presidential Proclamations restricting flights apply. Since this is a U.S. territory, CDC testing requirements for int’l arrivals do not apply for U.S. citizens. Visit the USVI Travel Screening Portal and fill out the info requested in advance. Additional information and testing requirements available on https://usviupdate.com/. Note that testing requirements DO apply to the crew, unless crew is on the ground less than 24 hours. Our preferred ground handler at TIST, Standard Aviation, has parking availability and can provide air transfers to neighboring Caribbean islands.
    • Alaska – Alaska’s travel mandates and orders are now just travel advisories. Full entry details online.
    • See detailed restrictions for the U.S.
  • Canada – No changes.
    • Canada has this online tool to help you assess if you can enter the country.
    • Airport Funneling in EffectAll international passenger flights, including those from the U.S., are required to enter Canada through one of the following four funneling airports: CYYZ/Toronto, CYVR/Vancouver, CYUL/Montreal, and CYYC/Calgary. Medevac, ferry and crew repatriation flights, cargo-only flights, and tech stops where no passengers disembark are exempt.
    • Mandatory 3-Day Quarantine in Gov’t Sanctioned Hotel – All air travelers arriving in Canada, with very limited exceptions, must reserve a room in a Government of Canada-approved hotel for three nights at their own cost, and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost. Travelers will need to book a hotel in the city in which they first arrive in Canada: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto or Montreal. Bookings can’t be made directly with the hotel. Prepare for high call volume.
    • Vaccinated Americans and vaccinated Canadians are not exempt from quarantine.
    • Canada’s airlines have extended their suspension of most flight services to/from Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean until end of May.
    • Authorities in Canada have suspended direct passenger and private flights from India and Pakistan until May 22
    • Officials in Canada extended a ban on entry for most nonresident foreign nationals until further notice as part of the measures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
    • All airline passengers from abroad aged 5 years and over must present a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before departure to Canada. Persons with a negative PCR test result and who are authorized to enter Canada must still complete the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
    • As of Nov. 21, travelers will be required to submit contact and quarantine information via ArriveCAN app. Fines of $1,000 CAD may be placed upon any traveler for not complying.
    • Restrictions on non-essential travel for USA/Canada/Mexico remain in place until May 21, 2021. CANPASS / CBSA (CANADA) is by far the most stringent enforcer of this policy in regards to air travel.
    • Flights from the U.S. are being allowed on a case-by-case basis. Some are getting through without issue; others are getting denied. Canada is very strict on vetting “essential” vs. “non-essential” travel between the U.S. and Canada. Best practice is to gather all relevant documentation (e.g., travel history, medical declarations, purpose of flight, etc.) and seek approval from CANPASS well in advance. Canada is still restricting entry to 4 ports. Consult with us for any planned mission.
    • Note that Canada has very strict quarantine requirements for anyone entering the country. Active crew are exempt but need to follow these contact collection guidelines.
    • See detailed restrictions for Canada.
  • Mexico – No changes.
    • Mexico is open and accessible. Popular tourist destinations like Los Cabos, Cozumel, PV, and Cancun are active with flights.
    • Our ground handing teams in Mexico (Mexico City/Toluca, Los Cabos, Cancun, Cozumel, PV, Monterrey, etc.) are available to support your missions.
    • AFAC remains closed but is processing AOC renewals and modifications, one time permits, blanket permit modifications, and blanket permit verifications remotely/online. Note that AFAC is working under reduced staffing hours, so application processing will take longer than normal. For assistance with your Mexico permits, we can help.
    • There is a no-touch Covid-19 health assessment form, which is required on arrival/departure. After completing the form, print or screen cap the QR code that is generated for easy access. You’ll need to present this to the health inspectors upon arrival into Mexico. Here is the link: https://afac.hostingerapp.com – Note that you need to actually copy/paste it into your browser; just clicking it will throw an error. A 14-day quarantine at residence may be necessary; however, popular tourist zones in the typical vacation cities (e.g., Cancun, Los Cabos, PV, Cozumel) are excluded.
    • Restrictions on non-essential travel for USA/Canada/Mexico land borders remain in place until May 21, 2021. We are actively working to get an update since this date is coming up.
    • The Mexican government has established an epidemiological traffic light monitoring system based on the number of cases and risk of contagion to manage the relaxing of restrictions. The status of it varies from state to state.
    • See detailed restrictions for this country.
  • Caribbean – Various updates.
  • Summary info only. Detailed intelligence available – Pre-arrival testing requirements, health forms, quarantine details, local curfews, and scenario-specific info have been omitted from this overview. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest. Travelers from outbreak & variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited an outbreak and/or variant virus hotspot, including Brazil, India, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.
    • Anguilla – All ports are closed to incoming passengers until May 25.
    • Antigua and Barbuda – Open to most travelers. Requires approval before operating. See official website for details on access to tourist zones and when quarantine comes into play.
    • Aruba – Aruba is accepting flights from all U.S. states. Aruba’s Digital Embarkation-Disembarkation Card (ED card) and health insurance are required.
    • Bahamas – Open. No quarantine required. This electronic health visa must be completed. Health insurance is required. More info at the Office of the Prime Minister and Reopen Bahamas. Effective May 1, travelers who have completed their vaccine plus two weeks immunity will not be required to take COVID-19 test prior to arrival.
    • Barbados – Open. Negative test must be uploaded at www.travelform.gov.bb in advance. Upon arrival take Rapid Antigen test and wear a tracer bracelet during quarantine. After 5 days take PCR test to exit quarantine. Effective May 8, immunized travelers will be administered a PCR or Rapid test on arrival. These travelers would have restricted movement until the result of the arrival test is known. See details online.
    • Bermuda – Travel Authorization form required. Additional testing on arrival and throughout stay needed to bypass quarantine. Effective May 2 – June 5 , all non-vaccinated passengers will need to quarantine for four days while they wait for a test result. Then from June 6 this will be extended to a full 14 days if you haven’t had the vaccine. Wearable tracer device required. Vaccinated travelers will be tested on arrival and must quarantine until results are known (about 24 hours). Then they will be released from quarantine and free to move around.
    • Bonaire – Open, but many countries restricted. Check with us for latest. Must complete a Health Declaration Form at www.bonairepublichealth.org. Quarantine is required.
    • British Virgin Islands (BVI) – VACCINE PASSPORT ACTIVE: Open for tourism. Testing pre-arrival, on-arrival, and on day 4 required. Details online. Form must be submitted in advance of arrival on the BVI Gateway Traveller’s Authorization Portal. Contact tracer app required. Effective May 15, immunized travelers will be tested on arrival. Once arrival test result is known, immunized traveler will be exempt from 7-day quarantine.
    • Cayman Islands – Leisure travel allowed. You must apply at TravelTime for pre-approval. 14-day quarantine at hotel/villa (plus 48-hr testing period) required prior to freely roaming island. Can be reduced to 10 days with proof of a vaccine. Health form required. Wearable health monitoring device and tracer app install also required. See website for more details.
    • Cuba – Certain parts of country are open for tourism. U.S. sanctions still apply. COVID-19 test upon arrival. Quarantine is required.
    • Curacao – Passengers from the U.S. can enter with special permission from the Department of Health. Must complete digital immigration card and digital locator card. These travelers are permitted to enter Curacao without quarantine.
    • Dominica – Open; however, entry requirements, disembarkation, and quarantine protocols vary depending on the country of origin risk level (CARICOM Travel Bubble, Low Risk, Medium Risk, High Risk). An online health questionnaire is required. Upon arrival, passenger will undergo a health screen and a rapid COVID test. If negative, no quarantine required.
    • Dominican Republic – Open to international passengers. COVID-19 test not required for crew and passengers. Universal Aviation DR is open and supporting missions.
    • Grenada – Open. Apply for approval online. Expect to quarantine. Medical insurance required. Tracer app required. More information online. Effective May 1, persons providing proof of full vaccination will only be required to quarantine for up to 48 hours, pending a negative result from a PCR test administered upon entry.
    • Guadeloupe – French territory – Closed for tourism. Rumored to reopen late May. See website (note: may not reflect the latest).
    • Haiti – Open. No quarantine required.
    • Jamaica – Open. All foreign crew and passengers must obtain travel authorization online prior to arrival. Travelers from six South American countries are prohibited. Quarantine required for length of stay or 14 days, in either a residence or tourist zone (“Resilient Corridor”). See full details online.
    • Martinique – French territory – Closed for tourism. Rumored to reopen in May.
    • St. Barts – French territory – Open for vaccinated travelers, with special approval arrangements through their accommodations (hotel or villa).
    • St. Lucia – Open, with quarantine. More info online.
    • St. Kitts & Nevis – Open. All travelers must seek permission prior to travel. Quarantine is mandatory. Negative COVID test and tracing app install required. See website for details.
    • Sint Maarten (Dutch side) – The island is split between France and the Netherlands. However, TNCM falls on the Netherlands side. The Netherlands side is enacting stricter restrictions for passengers from “high-risk” countries. Travelers from the U.S. and Canada can enter. Check with us for details based on your specific flight scenario.
    • St. Martin (French side) – The island is split between France and the Netherlands. French side is closed for tourism.
    • St. Vincent & Grenadines – TVSA is fully operational after La Soufriere volcano eruption and cleanup citywide. Consider TVSC if transferring to TVSM. Travelers from high-risk countries (including Canada and U.S.) will self-quarantine for 14 days at government-approved hotel or facility
    • Trinidad and Tobago – Closed UFN.
    • Turks and Caicos – Open. Travel insurance required.
    • USVI and Puerto Rico – See U.S. section above.
    • Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.
  • Latin America – Minor updates.
  • Summary info only. Detailed intelligence available – Pre-arrival testing requirements, health forms, quarantine details, and scenario-specific info have been omitted from this overview. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest. Travelers from outbreak & variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited an outbreak and/or variant virus hotspot, including Brazil, India, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.
    • Our FBOs and ground handling offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Venezuela are still operational and supporting missions.
    • Argentina – Closed UFN. Universal Aviation Argentina is staying on top of the latest.
    • Belize – VACCINE PASSPORT ACTIVE. Travelers with proof of COVID-19 immunization are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test result for entry.
    • Brazil – COVID test and health entry form for both crew and passengers. Crew are not exempt. Universal Aviation Brazil is following our C19 Health and Safety standards to support you safely.
    • Bolivia – U.S. passengers allowed entry for business. Travel health insurance and quarantine required. Bolivia is restricting flight from Europe through May 31, 2021.
    • Chile – Until at least June 21, entry is restricted to medical, humanitarian, cargo and foreigners who have been specially authorized to enter by the Chilean diplomatic mission in their country. Travel medical insurance required, quarantine and aircraft disinfection required. Universal Aviation Chile is staying on top of the latest.
    • Colombia – International passengers are allowed to arrive in Colombia. Social security coverage or health insurance is required. CHECK MIG form required on the Colombian Immigration website. SKBO, SKCG, SKRG, and SKCL are open to accept flights from the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Curacao, and Panama. Flights currently suspended between Colombia and Brazil. Country is in a self-isolation phase, and health emergency has been extended to May 31.
    • Costa Rica – Open. No quarantine is required. All passengers and crew must have travel insurance and complete this health form in advance.
    • Ecuador – Is permitting persons to enter, but if you are coming from Brazil you will need to quarantine. Health form required. For mainland airports, no test required with proof of both vaccine doses. Galapagos airports SEGS and SEST still require a test.
    • El Salvador – Open. No quarantine.
    • Falkland Islands – Business flights require special invitation letter. Quarantine and periodic COVID testing required, no exemptions. Leisure flights possible if transiting direct to a private vessel. Contact locator form required.
    • Guatemala – VACCINE PASSPORT ACTIVE for entry, but local lockdown in effect. Open. No quarantine. Health screening on arrival.
    • Guyana – Advanced screening on arrival. No quarantine.
    • Honduras – Open for business flights. Quarantine not required with proof of a negative test. COVID test on departure required.
    • Nicaragua – Open. No quarantine. Local contact, aircraft sanitization certificate, and traveler declaration form required.
    • Panama – Open. Testing on arrival and quarantine are required. Quarantine not required for most who meet entry requirements. Must complete an online registration form. Ban on travelers who have been in South America previous 15 days, as well as travelers who stayed in or transited UK and South Africa within 20 days.
    • Paraguay – Paraguay is open for flights. Proof of Medical insurance required. Health card required.
    • Peru – Reopened for international flights with the exception of those who have been on Brazil, South Africa, or India in the past 14 days.
    • Suriname – Flights require government approval. Health insurance required.
    • Venezuela – Accessible with approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Quarantine at government facility required.
    • Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.
  • Europe – Various updates.
  • Summary info only. Detailed intelligence available – Pre-arrival testing requirements, health forms, quarantine details, local curfews, and scenario-specific info have been omitted from this overview. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest. Travelers from outbreak & variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited an outbreak and/or variant virus hotspot, including Brazil, India, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.
    • Our FBOs and ground handling offices in Ireland, UK, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey are all open and supporting missions.
    • Golden Visa Countries – Portugal, Cyprus, Malta, Greece, Spain and Ireland have golden visa programs that grant real estate owners and their families citizenship or residency status. For instance, Portugal requires a 500K Euro investment to qualify for citizenship, and having citizenship means other EU countries become accessible. Many aircraft owners and charter passengers are leveraging these programs.
    • Distant Lover Exemptions – A number of European countries had exemptions allowing unmarried partners to enter; however, those exemptions have changed in response to recent surges. Love Is Not Tourism is tracking these.
  • European countries that are accessible to passengers from the U.S. and other countries not on the EC’s list include:
    • Albania – Open. No quarantine, except if originating from Greece or North Macedonia.
    • Austria – U.S. citizens with a business purpose are allowed entry directly. Or, U.S. citizens can enter via intra-Schengen without restrictions. Only business travelers are allowed to stay in hotels. On May 19, hotels, restaurants, leisure and culture facilities will be allowed to reopen with strict protective measures in place.
    • Belarus – Accessible. Travelers from this list of countries will likely have to self-quarantine.
    • Belgium – Authorized travel is only possible upon presentation of a certificate issued by the employer and a certificate issued by the Belgian diplomatic or consular post, if it’s demonstrated that the trip is essential.
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina – U.S. citizens are allowed entry with an invitation letter.
    • Croatia – VACCINE PASSPORT ACTIVE: Allowing entry based on economic interest or tourism. Submit notice at https://entercroatia.mup.hr. Our Universal Aviation offices in Italy are helping coordinate arrangements to enter Croatia for customers. Quarantine is not required for vaccinated persons.
    • Cyprus – VACCINE PASSPORT ACTIVE: Vaccinated travelers from the UK, U.S., EU, and others are exempt from pre-arrival testing and quarantine. They are still subject to random testing upon arrival.
    • Denmark – Immunized citizens of orange and yellow countries will be allowed to travel to Denmark without restrictions (U.S. on th orange list.).
    • France – Opening for tourism for non-EU citizens June 9. Effective Jan 31, France has suspended travel from and to countries outside the EU. This no longer applies to Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom. Passenger locator form, sworn statement, and 7 days self-isolation are still required. Alternate entry options are below. An Exemption Certificate is required to be out during curfew.
      1. Closed: European Area Corridor Access – The French government has issued this notice that travelers from the Ireland and other European Area (EA) countries who have been in a non-EA country within the previous 14 days must follow procedures applicable to arrivals from non EA countries. While this is not reflected in the NOTAM for France, it shuts the door on doing the overnight in Ireland or another EA country to access France.
      2. Direct Access – U.S. passengers traveling directly to France must present a permit issued by the French Embassy or General French Consulate to enter French territory.
    • Germany – Business purpose travel remains possible with preapproval. Lockdown measures extended through May 12.
    • Greece – Open to U.S. travelers that are vaccinated OR those who have a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours before arrival. PLF form needs to be filled out at least 24 hours prior to arrival. Our FBO ground support offices in Greece are ready to support you. Be sure to submit your parking requests ASAP for best options during Mediterranean summer peak season. Our Greek Islands destination guide has more details.
    • Hungary – U.S. persons can travel to Hungary for essential business. An invitation letter from the receiving party should be submitted in advance for approval. All U.S. passengers approved in for essential business don’t require COVID testing or quarantine.
    • Ireland – Our Universal Aviation offices in Dublin and Shannon can assist.
      • Fully-vaccinated travelers can avoid the mandatory hotel quarantine requirement (see below). Quarantine at home still required. Full details online. Authorities plan to ease some domestic restrictions starting May 10.
      • Anyone entering the country from the U.S. or Canada, or has recently visited or transited either, is required to complete a 10-14 day hotel quarantine. Quarantining for just length of stay (e.g., 2 nights) is not an option. You’re stuck. Crew are exempt from this new requirement.
      • This pre-departure testing provider is available at EIDW for travelers headed to the U.S.
      • U.S. CBP Preclearance is open at Shannon/EINN for GA; however, hours have changed again. Read our blog for details and ops procedures.
      • Shannon has an onsite COVID testing program providing quick turnaround. Appointments are required and can be booked online at https://rocdochealthcheck.ie.
    • Italy – Scheduled to open mid-May for foreign tourists. The Prime Minister is urging foreign visitors to start booking their summer plans now. In the meantime, there are a few ways third-country nationals (including U.S. citizens) can enter. Complete details are online and there is this survey tool you can use:
      • Direct Access: Business purposes with prior approval, and Universal Aviation Italy reports that Italian authorities have been approving many requests.
      • Intra-Europe Corridors: Travelers who have stayed in the EU for 14 days or more can enter some regions of Italy. Travel history will dictate if a passenger will need to quarantine or not. See website for details.
      • Intra-country travel restrictions: Italy is currently restricting all intra-country travel for non-essential reasons.
    • Latvia – Open with quarantine or for length of stay. Electronic questionnaire must be completed.
    • Malta – U.S. passengers are not allowed in general. Health form required. Travelers from some high-risk cities/regions within Europe will need to have a special permit. Quarantine required, depending on country of origin.
    • Moldova – Foreign citizens from most Red countries are prohibited, with some exceptions.
    • Montenegro – VACCINE PASSPORT ACTIVE. Open to U.S. citizens.
    • Netherlands – U.S. citizens can enter for essential business if they are able to get a “Note Verbale” from the Dutch Embassy. Passengers transiting from the Dominican Republic, Panama, South Africa and all of South America are prohibited until May 15.
    • Poland – VACCINE PASSPORT ACTIVE for countries on the allowed list only, which doesn’t include U.S. All international arrivals with special permit will be required to self-isolate. Travelers with a vaccine are exempt from quarantine. The updated flight ban list can be found online.
    • Portugal – Accessible via direct travel for essential business only. It is also accessible to foreign nationals via domestic travel through an EU corridor. Ask us for details.
    • Serbia – U.S. citizens can enter for business or tourism. No quarantine required.
    • Slovak Republic – PCR test and quarantine required for entry. Burgundy District has a 20-hour curfew in effect UFN. Travelers from the EU and Schengen region are not required to test or quarantine with proof of vaccine.
    • Slovenia – VACCINE PASSPORT ACTIVE, but only for travelers from countries not on the red list. While the U.S. currently sits on the red list, U.S. travelers may be still able to enter if can prove essential business reason.
    • Spain – U.S. citizens can travel to Spain directly with an invitation letter from a Spanish company, or via a second stop entering from a Schengen country. Essential travel only, and accredited flights from USA have to be approved.
    • Sweden – U.S. passengers allowed if arriving from Schengen country. Quarantine not required. U.S. passengers on direct flights from U.S. with special business invitation letter may be allowed entry.
    • Switzerland – U.S. passengers allowed for business if arriving from Schengen country, or passengers can get in direct from the U.S. if they obtain approval via the Swiss Embassy. Business purpose letter required. Quarantine required if have been to any of these countries (note that U.S is NOT on this list) at any time within the last 14 days before entering Switzerland.
    • Turkey – Travelers from UK, Brazil, Denmark and South Africa must quarantine. Other than the countries above, Turkey remains open on the Mediterranean to Private/Business flights (including leisure) regardless the country of registration and/or nationality of passenger. Foreign tourists are exempt from the country’s local lockdown measures, and they are not required the quarantine. Our Universal Aviation office in Turkey can provide assistance.
    • Ukraine – Open. An additional test is required after arrival to bypass quarantine. Medical insurance and tracer app required. Aircraft disinfection required. Read more online.
    • UK – Accessible, but National Lockdown in effect. See section below for more details.
    • Rest of Europe – Most EU countries are allowing essential business travel (for instance, your principal is considering investing in a European business), so if you can state your case, there may be a way in.
  • UK –
  • Reopen Europe is good resource to reference for country entry requirements.
  • Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.
  • Middle East & Africa – Minor updates.

Summary info only. Detailed intelligence available – Pre-arrival testing requirements, health forms, quarantine details, local curfews, and scenario-specific info have been omitted from this overview. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from outbreak & variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited an outbreak and/or variant virus hotspot, including Brazil, India, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Angola – Effective until Jun 8, non-resident travelers from or who have transited Brazil and India are prohibited. Travel registration form and mandatory quarantine required.
  • Bahrain – VACCINE PASSPORT ACTIVE: Vaccinated foreign nationals are allowed entry. Test on arrival required and quarantine until results come in.
  • Botswana – Accessible. No quarantine.
  • Burkina Faso – Locator form and health declaration required.
  • Burundi – U.S. passengers can enter with government approval. Test on arrival and quarantine required.
  • Cape Verde – All int’l flights are allowed. Test on arrival required.
  • Central African Republic – Open with stringent health requirements. U.S. citizens may have to quarantine.
  • Chad – Open. No quarantine.
  • Comoro Is.– Open to U.S. passengers. Health survey, aircraft disinfection, and visa required. No quarantine. Aircraft disinfection required.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo – Health forms required. Private flights authorized on a case-by-case basis.
  • Djibouti – U.S. passengers are allowed. Flights must get permission. Mandatory COVID-19 testing on arrival.
  • Egypt – All airports are open. Tourism is limited to resorts. No quarantine. Aircraft disinfection required. Health insurance required.
  • Equatorial Guinea – Some essential business flights allowed. Quarantine required. Travelers from countries with variant strains of the disease may be prohibited from entering the country UFN.
  • Eritrea – U.S. citizens can enter with a valid visa.
  • Ethiopia – Open with quarantine. Aircraft disinfection required.
  • Gabon – Open, with quarantine. Test upon arrival and on departure required.
  • Ghana – Government authorization is needed for entry.
  • Guinea – U.S. passengers allowed for business. Health declaration form required.
  • Guinea-Bissau – U.S. passengers allowed. No quarantine.
  • Iran – U.S. passengers allowed entry with an Iranian visa. Quarantine may be required. Travelers from Europe will be tested upon arrival and have to quarantine.
  • Israel – Israel has eased restrictions for foreign nationals and is taking entry requests for organized tourism via commercial flights (GA is not considered at this time). Our ground handling office in Tel Aviv is monitoring the latest.
  • Jordan – Accessible. Requires upon-arrival testing. Health insurance, aircraft disinfection and tracing app required.
  • Kenya – Open to 200+ nations/states, including U.S. No quarantine. Test required to exit.
  • Lebanon – Private flights have resumed. Health insurance and test on arrival required. Travelers will quarantine for 72 hours. 7-day quarantine required for passengers from high-risk countries.
  • Liberia – Open. Mandatory testing on arrival and departure. Liberia Travel App download and health screening arrival form required.
  • Malawi – Open. Travel Surveillance Forms to be filled out upon arrival.
  • Mali – Open. Health form required. Quarantine not required.
  • Mauritania – Open with new exclusions for countries with COVID mutations. Quarantine and test on arrival required.
  • Mauritius Is. – Approval is on case-by-case basis by Prime Minister’s office. Nationwide lockdown through May 31. Airports will stay open for essential services. No passengers are allowed to enter FIMP through May 31.
  • Morocco – Business travel possible through diplomatic channels and invitation letter. Health exams on arrival and 7-day quarantine required. Re-test required on day 7 to end quarantine. Some exclusions for countries with COVID mutations.
  • Mozambique – Open. Business travel permitted (including for U.S. citizens) with approval. Aircraft disinfection required.
  • Namibia – Open.
  • Niger – Open. CAA might require MOFA approval.
  • Nigeria – Open. Quarantine required. Health form portal.
  • Oman – Officials have lifted entry restrictions for foreigners with visas.
  • Qatar – U.S. passengers are allowed with permission in advance. Quarantine and smartphone app required.
  • Republic of Congo – Authorities resumed international air travel.
  • Rwanda – Charter tourism and business flights allowed. Test on arrival, quarantine, passenger locator form, and aircraft disinfection is required.
  • Sao Tome & Principe – Open to domestic and international travel. Aircraft disinfection required.
  • Saudi Arabia – Flights from the U.S. and 19 other countries with high infection rates – or anyone who has been to these countries over the last 14 days – are prohibited. Foreign nationals with valid visas and a landing permit are allowed entry. Testing on arrival and smartphone app required. Quarantine required.
  • Senegal – Open. Passengers must complete a tracking form online and present it on arrival.
  • Sierra Leone – Open. Traveler’s passports will be held by authorities until the results of the on-arrival PCR test have been received.
  • Seychelles – VACCINE PASSPORT ACTIVE: First country to implement the Vax Pass. See official website for details.
  • Somalia – Open, with quarantine.
  • South Africa – Allowing travel into/out of South Africa for business, leisure, and other travel. Travelers must be screened on arrival and must install contact tracing app. Aircraft disinfection required.
  • South Sudan – Open.
  • Sudan – Open.
  • Tanzania – Open. Pax will undergo advanced screening on arrival.
  • Togo – Open. COVID-19 test required upon arrival and departure. Quarantine while awaiting results.
  • Tunisia – Open. Quarantine required.
  • Uganda – All international passenger flights allowed. Aircraft disinfection required.
  • United Arab Emirates – Open, but entry requirements vary by emirate. Emirates Airlines has a great tool for checking this. Dubai is accessible without any quarantine. Health insurance and tracer app required. More on Dubai here.
  • Yemen – U.S. passengers are allowed entry for business.
  • Zambia – Open. Daily self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms is required.
  • Zimbabwe – Open. Quarantine required.
  • Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.
  • Asia-Pacific – Minor updates.

Summary info only. Detailed intelligence available – Pre-arrival testing requirements, health forms, quarantine details, local curfews, and scenario-specific info have been omitted from this overview. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from outbreak & variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited an outbreak and/or variant virus hotspot, including Brazil, India, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Our FBOs and ground handling offices in China, Japan, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand all remain open and are supporting missions.
  • American Samoa – Open to U.S. pax with special permission.
  • Armenia – All foreign nationals are allowed entry into Armenia with approval if they meet the Visa requirements.
  • Australia – Still predominantly closed to international travelers, with some exceptions for those from New Zealand.
  • Bangladesh – Testing on arrival required. Passengers must quarantine after arrival. Visa-on-arrival services are suspended until further notice.
  • Cambodia – Allowing U.S. citizens and foreign nationals to enter. Visa, insurance, test on arrival, and quarantine required.
  • China – Remains highly restrictive. Testing on arrival and quarantine required for those who can get in. Universal Aviation China is in close contact with local authorities and will be reporting on the latest.
  • Fiji – Effective until May 18, international arrivals and departures are not permitted.
  • French Polynesia/Tahiti/Bora Bora/Moorea – VACCINE PASSPORT ACTIVE. Open for tourism to U.S. persons or persons that have been in the U.S. for the preceding 30 days. If vaccinated, you’ll need a PCR test prior to arrival, complete the online form, and take an antigen test upon entry. Quarantine not required. See details online.
  • Georgia – Special permit required to enter for business purposes. Most foreign nationals must present a vaccination certificate to immigration officials. Online travel form required for entry. Air travel is permitted from any country for individuals who have completed a full course of vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Guam – Open to U.S. passengers, with quarantine required. Quarantine rules vary based on county of origin.
  • Hong Kong – Travelers who have stayed in India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, S. Africa, or Brazil for more than 2 hours in the past 21 days are prohibited from entering Hong Kong. Crew members who have visited these countries in the past 21 days have to self-isolate at designated hotels. All arriving passengers must undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival and quarantine.
  • India – Has resumed issuing most types of visas, making business travel now possible with valid reason to enter. Electronic visas (e-Visa), tourist visas, and medical visas are still restricted. Details online. Quarantine requirements vary by region. Testing on arrival and quarantine required depending on travel history.
  • Indonesia – U.S. passengers are allowed only if they have a diplomatic visa, temporary (KITAS) permit, or permanent (KITAP) permit to stay. All arriving passengers must undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival and quarantine. Mobile app required.
  • Japan –
  • Business Purpose Travel – Business corridors closed. Authorities prohibit business travel from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan, mainland China, Singapore, Brunei, and South Korea. Our team in Japan can assist in helping you navigate the process.
  • Ferry Flights – Ferry flights with an overnight for crew rest is possible. Talk with us for details.
  • Kyrgyzstan – Open to US. Multiple airports have opened. Forms and test are required.
  • S. Korea – Pax from all countries can enter South Korea with a VISA. Nationals from the USA, UK, Ireland and Mexico do not require a visa. Test on arrival required. Quarantine required for all arrivals regardless of test results.
  • Laos – U.S. passengers currently are allowed only with special permission. Insurance required. Pre-arrival testing no longer required with proof of vaccination. Test on arrival and quarantine required.
  • Macau – Most foreign nationals not allowed. All foreign visitors and the residents of Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan who have been to other countries in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Macau. Quarantine required.
  • Maldives – VACCINE PASSPORT REVOKED. Quarantine is once again required for vaccinated travelers…so passengers are stuck at a beautiful villa or hotel.
  • Myanmar – Officials have closed airports nationwide and suspended all domestic and international flights through May 31.
  • New Zealand – Still predominately closed. New Zealand removed the quarantine restrictions for travelers from Australia.
  • North Mariana Islands – Open to U.S. passengers for business, tourism, and tech stops. Health form and quarantine required.
  • Pakistan – Test on arrival, quarantine, and tracing app required. There are 23 countries banned from entry.
  • Palau – International traffic has officially resumed but remains restricted.
  • Philippines – Open to foreign nationals with appropriate visas. Must show proof of quarantine hotel for seven days. PCR test on day 6.
  • Singapore – Is in the process of phased re-opening. If planning on flying in for the World Economic Forum (Aug 17-20), tell us ASAP to get on our PRIORITY LIST. Check here for eligible travelers and requirements (see “Border/Health Control Measure Summary Table” on the webpage). Pre-arrival and post-arrival testing required. Quarantine based on travel history. Residents and visitors must submit this electronic Health Declaration Card before entering Singapore. TraceTogether App or TokenGoWhere wearable tracer device required. Short-term travelers of (very) high economic interest may be eligible to qualify to enter under the Connect@Singapore program. Our team in Singapore can provide assistance.
  • Sri Lanka – VACCINE PASSPORT REVOKED. All incoming travelers must quarantine for 14 days. Open for tourism but must stay at approved hotels and attend approved tourist sites. Visa required. Tourists must undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival and quarantine required.
  • Taiwan – Open to all foreigners with valid reason to enter (which may include business purpose). Depending on departure country, quarantine requirements vary. Leisure not allowed.
  • Thailand – Non-Thais are no longer required to present a fit to fly Certificate to enter Thailand. 14-day quarantine for all arrivals, with proof of health insurance and testing on arrival required. Aircraft disinfection required.
  • Turkmenistan – Flights remain suspended. U.S. passengers are allowed for business, with prior approval through diplomatic channels. Testing upon arrival and quarantine is required in a state-run facility required.
  • Uzbekistan – Arrivals from any “Yellow Zone” or “Red Zone” countries (like U.S.) can enter with pre-testing and additional requirements. Test on arrival required.
  • Vietnam – Flights require special approval from Vietnam National CDC. Quarantine required.

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