Airport Service Status – APMEA

Accessible Countries – updated March 18th 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.

Meet and Assist services are usually available and useful in these ports

Middle East & Africa

  • Algeria – Borders now closed through Mar 31, 2021.
  • Angola – Travel from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, and the UK banned until further notice. Travel registration form and mandatory quarantine required.
  • Bahrain – There are no restrictions for private jets or pax arriving into OBBI if you can get a landing permit through diplomatic channels. COVID PCR testing on arrival required for all arriving passengers. Contact tracing app required.
  • 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. If you enter Chad and are planning to stay for 7 days or more, you will need to surrender your passport, quarantine at home for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test on the seventh day. Passports will be returned upon presentation of the COVID-19 test receipt. If you are staying in Chad for less than 7 days you will not be required to 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.
  • Equatorial Guinea – Some essential business flights allowed. Quarantine required.
  • Eritrea – U.S. citizens can enter with a valid visa.
  • Ethiopia – Open with quarantine.
  • 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.
  • Israel – Entry for foreign nationals remains highly restricted. Our ground handling office in Tel Aviv is monitoring the latest.
  • Jordan – Accessible. Requires pre and on-arrival testing. Quarantine, health insurance, aircraft disinfection and tracing app required.
  • Kenya – Open to 147 nations/states, including U.S. No quarantine.
  • Lebanon – Private flights have resumed. Health insurance and test on arrival required. Travelers from countries with high infection rates will undergo quarantine.
  • Liberia – Open. Mandatory testing on arrival and departure.
  • 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 Mar 25. Airports will stay open for essential services.
  • 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. Quarantine required. Aircraft disinfection required.
  • Namibia – Open.
  • Niger – Open. CAA might require MOFA approval. Quarantine required.
  • Nigeria – Open. Quarantine required. Health form portal.
  • Oman – All flights require government approval. COVID PCR testing on arrival, quarantine, and health insurance is required.
  • Qatar – U.S. passengers are allowed with permission in advance. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Quarantine upon arrival recommended.
  • 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.

  • 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 – U.S. passengers can enter with government approval. Passengers must self-isolate 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 – Accessible to U.S. citizens with special clearances. Quarantine and tracer app required.
  • French Polynesia/Tahiti/Bora Bora – Closed – French territory. 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.
  • Guam – Quarantine required depending on the location you are traveling from.
  • Hong Kong – Travelers who have stayed in UK, Ireland, 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 four 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 not required.
  • 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.
  • 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. Quarantine required for all arrivals regardless of test results. S. Korea has “Fast Lane” / “Fast Track” programs allowing entry for essential business purposes for passengers from a handful of (mostly APAC) countries without quarantine, including Singapore, Japan and others. Check with us on specifics.
  • Laos – U.S. passengers currently are allowed only with special permission. Insurance, test on arrival, and quarantine required.
  • Macau – 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 – Open for leisure. Universal Aviation Maldives is ready to assist. Passengers must have accommodations at a declared resort for length of stay. Visa on arrival is available to tourists traveling to the Maldives. Online Traveler Health Declaration Form required.
  • Myanmar – Officials have closed airports nationwide and suspended all domestic and international flights through May 31.
  • New Zealand – Still predominately closed. The Australia to New Zealand quarantine free travel has been suspended.
  • North Mariana Islands – Open to U.S. passengers for business, tourism, and tech stops. Health form and quarantine required.
  • Pakistan – Open to passengers from all countries except Israel. Tracing app required.
  • Palau – International traffic has officially resumed but remains restricted.
  • Philippines – Banning foreign nationals with few exceptions.
  • Singapore – Is in the process of phased re-opening. If planning on flying in for the World Economic Forum, 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 – Open for tourism. Visa required. Tourists must undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival and quarantine until negative results are in.
  • 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 – Tourist flights are limited. Travelers from 56 countries require a Certificate of Entry from a Thai embassy instead of a visa. All other countries must still obtain a special tourist visa. Quarantine, 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, including testing upon arrival.
  • Vietnam – Flights require special approval from Vietnam National CDC. Quarantine required.

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