Travel requirements by country

Check if there are any specific travel, testing or quarantine requirements in the country of your departure, transit or arrival. The requirements might change without prior notice so please make sure to check the latest updates regularly.

If you have a connecting flight from Dubai (DXB) with another airline, please check the entry requirements of the destination you are travelling to on the onward carrier's website.

Disclaimer: Information on this page is provided by a third-party source and is updated to the best of flydubai's knowledge at the time of publication. Due to the rapidly changing nature of regulations, flydubai cannot guarantee its accuracy and can accept no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions. Travel requirements are subject to change without prior notice so please check with the relevant embassy and the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the entry and exit requirements.

Africa

Djibouti

Last updated: 10 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Djibouti
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Djibouti

Citizens and residents of Djibouti above the age of 25 years are required to present a vaccination certificate and a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Passengers arriving without a vaccination certificate, will be subject to quarantine on arrival at their home or designated area at their own expense.

All foreign citizens are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate in French or English issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary and no more than 120 hours prior to arrival in Djibouti. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers are allowed to travel from India to Djibouti. They must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure. Additionally, passengers will be subject to a rapid test on arrival and mandatory 10 days quarantine in a designated hotel or a facility set up by the Ministry of Health at their own expense. This does not apply to passengers below 12 years. 

Citizens of India travelling to Djibouti must hold a pre-approved entry authorisation (Autorisation d'entrée sur le territories) or must have an Ok to board approval from the Djibouti immigration.

All passengers who have been in or have transited through Brazil in the last 21 days, including Djibouti citizens are not allowed to enter until further notice.

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

Vaccination certificate required to travel from Djibouti

Citizens and residents of Djibouti travelling from Djibouti need to hold a vaccination certificate confirming that they received either one or two doses. This doesn't apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 25 years old.
  • Passengers with a government-approved medical certificate issued by a doctor confirming that:
    • passenger is pregnant;
    • mother is feeding an infant less than 6 months old;
    • passenger has a medical condition.

All passengers must have the required documents for their transit and final destination country.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Eritrea

Last updated: 14 April 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Eritrea
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Eritrea

Effective from 15th April, all passengers must have a printed COVID-19 PCR negative certificate taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Asmara. This does not apply to:

  • children under 6 years old travelling with their family members.
  • passengers who have completed the required doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and holding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Passengers are subject to a rapid antigen test on arrival.

All passengers are required to enter 7 days mandatory institutional quarantine at their own expense on arrival. This does not apply to passengers with COVID-19 vaccination certificate, if a negative antigen test result is received on arrival.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Ethiopia

Last updated: 02 September 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Ethiopia
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

RT-PCR test result required to travel to Ethiopia

Please note, that all passengers need to present two printed copies of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate in English. You should arrive in Ethiopia within 120 hours (5 days) from the time of taking the test. 

Children under the age of 10 are exempt from this requirement.

Holders of diplomatic, service, United Nations and African Union passport and their immediate family members are exempt from the above requirement.

Passengers who are unable to take the COVID-19 RT-PCR test before travelling, will not be allowed to board the flight. 

The RT-PCR test result should display the following:

  • Passenger details
  • Type of COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken
  • Date and time of taking the test

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

Effective from 18 June 2021 (23:59 Ethiopia LT), Ethiopian immigration has temporarily suspended visa on arrival provision for all passengers. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers whose passport states their place of birth is Ethiopia*.
  • Passengers holding a confirmation letter from the Ethiopian immigration authorities that states they are granted a visa on arrival.

Passengers can now apply for an e-visa online at www.evisa.gov.et.

*Foreign citizens whose passport states their place of birth is Ethiopia need to get an OK to board approval in advance to be accepted on the flight and qualify for visa on arrival.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

South Sudan

Last updated: 30 September 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of South Sudan
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

Please note that all passengers must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 test result issued in English or Arabic. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours prior to arrival. Citizens of South Sudan and foreign nationals of South Sudan origin are subject to 14-day home quarantine if they are unable to obtain a PCR certificate.

Please note, visa on arrival is currently suspended for entry into South Sudan for all passengers, except citizens of Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, and passengers of South Sudan origin and passengers holding diplomatic, official, service or special passports.

Visa on arrival is currently suspended for passengers with a normal passport. This does not apply to nationals of Kenya and Tanzania. 

Effective from 1st February 2021 until further notice, a visa on arrival will be suspended for entry into South Sudan. Passengers must obtain a pre-arranged visa from either the South Sudan Embassy/Consular in the country of departure or apply for an e-visa - https://www.onlinevisa.com/south-sudan-visa/. Passengers who hold a special approval letter for visa on arrival will need to obtain OKTB from Juba station prior to departure.

Members of UN travelling to South Sudan are required to present a clearance obtained from the National Task Force of South Sudan.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Somaliland

Last updated: 31 July 2021

What do you need to travel?

All passengers must also have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

Passengers who are arriving from or have transited in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the past 14 days are subject to 14 days of institutional quarantine in government-designated hotels at their own expenses.   

Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 7 days.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements of the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

If you have a connecting flight from Dubai (DXB) with another airline, please check the entry requirements of the destination you are travelling to on the onward carrier's website.

Sudan

Last updated: 25 August 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Sudan
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

Entry is now permitted for passengers traveling from or who have transited through India in the last 14 days.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test requirements

All passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United States of America or the United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 96 hours before arrival. This does not apply to passengers below 8 years old.

All passengers arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United States of America or the United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. This does not apply to passengers below 8 years old.  

The test result must have a barcode, or a stamp, or a signature, or a QR code.

Passengers travelling from or who have visited Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Portugal, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America within the last 14 days are not permitted to transit Sudan with onward connections to Saudi Arabia. This does not apply to citizens of Saudi Arabia, their first degree relatives and domestic workers under Saudi citizen sponsorship when travelling together, health workers and diplomats.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Tanzania

Last updated: 13 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Tanzania
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test for Tanzania

Passengers and airline crew travelling to Tanzania must complete the "Traveler's Surveillance Form" at https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/ at most 24 hours before arrival.

Passengers and airline crew travelling to Zanzibar must complete the "Traveler's Health Form" at https://healthtravelznz.mohz.go.tz/traveller/#/home at most 24 hours before arrival.

All passengers, excluding children below 5 years, must have a negative COVID-19 NAAT or RT-PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary.

All passengers, excluding children below 5 years, who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Brazil, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, the United Kingdom or the USA are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival at their own expense. The cost of the test is USD 25. The test can be pre-booked and pre-paid before departure at https://zanzibarcovidtesting.co.tz/app/home. If the test result is positive, non-residents will be required to isolate for 14 days in government-designated hotel at their own expense. Returning residents will be allowed to self-isolate at home.

Passports and passport replacing documents of all visitors must contain at least 1 unused visa page.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Uganda

Last updated: 22 September 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Uganda
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements
  • Passengers travelling for tourism purposes must have a confirmed safari/tour activity with a registered tour operator.

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Uganda

Citizens of Uganda and expatriates with a residence permit in Uganda can book to travel on this flight. Passengers travelling for tourism purposes must have a confirmed safari/tour activity with a registered tour operator to be accepted on this flight. All visitors must have a confirmed return or onward flight ticket.

Uganda has suspended the visa on arrival facilities for passengers with a normal passport.

All passengers traveling to Uganda irrespective of vaccination status or point of origin must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Children below the age of 3 years are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers travelling from Ethiopia, India, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will be subject to a further PCR test on arrival at their own expense. This does not apply to passengers with a vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated and are asymptomatic.

Passengers and crew members arriving with high temperature will be subjected to testing and quarantined at their own cost.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

 

Central Asia

Afghanistan

Last updated: 15 August 2021

Flights to and from Afghanistan are suspended with immediate effect until further notice.

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Afghanistan
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Effective from 25 April 2021, all passengers travelling to Afghanistan must present a printed negative COVID-19 PCR certificate taken no more than 96 hours prior to arrival. This does not apply to children under 8 years old or DFS flights. Dubai transit PCR validity requirements apply.

The above requirements are provided by a third-party source and subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Kazakhstan

Last updated:  21 September 2021

Who can travel?

  • citizens of Kazakhstan
  • residents of Kazakhstan who have stayed out of Kazakhstan for a minimum of 30 days
  • citizens of the United Arab Emirates with a normal valid passport who are travelling directly from the UAE are eligible to stay in Kazakhstan for 30 days.
  • spouses, parents and children of citizens and residents of Kazakhstan. They must have stayed out of Kazakhstan for a minimum of 30 days
  • citizens of Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, The Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, the Netherlands, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport and their family members
  • passengers with a visa issued by Kazakhstan authorities and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
  • passengers travelling as students with an original invitation letter from an educational institution of Kazakhstan
  • passengers travelling on business and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

Please note that citizens of India are not permitted to enter the country.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers should present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate issued in English, Kazakh or Russian no more than 3 days (72 hours) prior to arrival to Kazakhstan. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Thailand and Turkey, showing that they were fully vaccinated.
  • Children below 5 years old accompanied by parent/guardian holding a valid negative certificate.
  • Fully vaccinated citizens and residents of Kazakhstan with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Kazakhstan.
  • Government delegations of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Airline crew members.
  • Fully vaccinated foreign students. They must carry a  vaccination certificate/passport issued by the authorised body of their country of residence.
  • Passengers in international transit who do not leave the transit area.

Passengers will be subject to medical screening and quarantine on arrival to Kazakhstan.

The above requirements are provided by a third-party source and subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Kyrgyzstan

Last updated: 06 September 2021

Who can travel

  • Citizens of Kyrgyzstan
  • Citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Immediate family members of the citizens of Kyrgyzstan
  • Passengers who hold a permanent residence permit issued by Kyrgyzstan
  • Citizens of Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, The United Kingdom and Uzbekistan
  • Diplomatic passport holders having prior approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyrgyzstan
  • Passengers travelling as students with a certificate from a higher education institution in Kyrgyzstan

*Subject to entry requirements.

Citizens of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can obtain a visa on arrival.

Citizens of Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tunisia holding a residence visa issued by Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates cannot obtain visa on arrival in Kyrgyzstan until further notice.

With immediate effect until further notice, Tajikistan citizens are not allowed to enter, exit or transit through Kyrgyzstan. This travel restriction does not apply to:

  • Citizens of Tajikistan returning to their homeland.
  • Employees of diplomatic missions of Tajikistan and their family members
  • Employees of diplomatic missions of foreign states.
  • Employees of international organizations and their family members, as well as officials of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (with the prior approval of the competent authorities of Kyrgyzstan).

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required

All passengers, including citizens of Kyrgyzstan, must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure or COVID-19 vaccination certificate (completed doses) issued in paper or digital format. This does not apply to children below 6 years accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Visa on arrival

Passengers who require a visa to enter the country can either apply through the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in their country of departure or obtain an e-visa from evisa.e-gov.kg/ prior to travelling.

The above requirements are provided by a third-party source and subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Tajikistan

Last updated: 04 August 2021

Who can travel

  • Open to citizens and residents of Tajikistan
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens of Turkey

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers travelling to Tajikistan need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours before departure. Children under the age of 3 are exempt from testing.

Passengers traveling from Dubai International Airport (DXB) can be accepted with a Rapid COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before departure (Fit to fly sticker must be displayed on the passport).

The above requirements are provided by a third-party source and subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Uzbekistan

Last updated: 26 September 2021

Who can travel

  • Open to citizens and residents of Uzbekistan
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Please note that the facility to transit in Uzbekistan without a visa is suspended.

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

Please note, all passengers travelling on this flight are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in English or Russian no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the last direct flight to Uzbekistan. This does not apply to:

  • children under the age of 2 years;
  • passengers arriving from Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Egypt or Yemen when arriving on a direct flight.

Passengers travelling from the UAE should get the test result from one of the below laboratories:

  • Abu Dhabi Healthcare Company (SEHA)
  • Dubai Hospital
  • Latifa Hospital for Women and Children
  • Burjeel hospital
  • Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC)
  • Al Futtaim Health Hub
  • Mediclinic City Hospital
  • Thumbay Hospital
  • Agiomix
  • Al Jalila Hospital
  • RAK Hospital Ras Al Kamiah
  • Star Metropolis Clinical Laboratories

The above requirements are provided by a third-party source and subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

 

Europe

Albania

Last updated: 12 September 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Albania
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

Passengers with a valid residence permit issued by the United Arab Emirates can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 90 days. The maximum stay is granted within 180 days. Passports must be valid for a minimum of 3 months from the arrival date. Passengers without a return or onward ticket could be refused to enter Albania.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers, excluding children below 6 years old, entering or transiting Albania must have:

  • a vaccination passport showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; OR
  • a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival or a rapid antigen test no more than 48 hours before arrival; OR
  • a COVID recovery certificate issued 6 months before arrival. 

Citizens of Albania travelling to Albania without one of the above must self-isolate for 10 days and are subject to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period.

Citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria must be able to provide a clear reason for travel and intentions during their stay and hold the additional documents mentioned below when travelling to Albania:

  • a valid return ticket with the same booking confirmation number (PNR);
  • a valid UAE residence visa issued at least 6 months before departure and must be valid for at least 3 months on the return to Dubai.
  • a confirmed hotel booking or tour itinerary for the duration of stay in Albania;
  • supporting documents, such as an invitation letter if travelling for business;
  • sufficient funds for the duration of stay.

Passengers who do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will be denied boarding.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Armenia

Last updated: 23 May 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Armenia
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements (Visa on arrival is suspended until further notice)

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Armenia

All passengers travelling to Armenia are required to:

  • take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at their own cost; or
  • have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR certificate taken within 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be issued in Armenian, English or Russian and should include the name and contact details of the issuing lab with a stamp and signature. Infants below 11 months are exempt from this requirement; or
  • provide a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (2 doses) with the second vaccine completed 14 days before arrival. The certificate should include the full contact details of the issuing lab, along with a signature and stamp. Passengers can present a vaccination certificate using a mobile application or a printed copy of the mobile application using a protected QR code.

Passengers arriving without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received the last vaccine dose at least 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a PCR test upon arrival at their own expense and quarantine. This does not apply to infants younger than 1 year.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Austria

Last updated: 26 September 2021

Who can travel?

Passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica or Suriname are not allowed to enter Austria. This does not apply to:

What do you need to travel?

Required documents

Passengers must complete a "Pre-Travel-Clearance" and present it upon arrival. The form can be found at https://entry.ptc.gv.at. This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or Vietnam with:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 24 hours before arrival which is for personal use and recorded in an official data processing system; OR
  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; OR
  • a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; OR
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; OR
  • a proof of neutralizing COVID-19 antibodies issued at most 90 days before arrival; OR
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received:
    • the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at most 360 days before arrival. A combination of vaccines is accepted; or
    • Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival; or
    • the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at most 360 days before arrival. A combination of vaccines is accepted; or
    • the third vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac, at least 120 days after the second dose and at most 360 days before arrival; or
    • the second vaccine dose of Janssen vaccine at least 120 days after the first dose and at most 360 days before arrival; or
    • the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 22 days and at most 360 days before arrival and proof of previous COVID-19 infection; or
    • the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac, at least 120 days after the first dose and at most 360 days before arrival and proof of previous COVID-19 infection.

COVID-19 PCR test and vaccination

Passengers arriving from or who in the past 10 days have been in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica or Suriname must have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival and are subject to quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years if accompanied by an adult.

All passengers must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 24 hours before arrival which is for personal use and recorded in an official data processing system; OR
  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; OR
  • a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; OR
  • take a test within 24 hours after arrival; OR
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; OR
  • a proof of neutralizing COVID-19 antibodies issued at most 90 days before arrival; OR
  • take a test within 24 hours after arrival; OR
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received:
    • the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at most 360 days before arrival. A combination of vaccines is accepted; or
    • the third vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac, at least 120 days after the second dose and at most 360 days before arrival; or
    • the Janssen vaccine at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival; or
    • the second vaccine dose of Janssen vaccine at least 120 days after the first dose and at most 360 days before arrival; or
    • the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 22 days and at most 360 days before arrival and proof of previous COVID-19 infection; or
    • the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac, at least 120 days after the first dose and at most 360 days before arrival and proof of previous COVID-19 infection.

This does not apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 12 years if accompanied by an adult.
  • Passengers who arrive from or have been in Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Costa Rica or Suriname in the past 10 days.

Passengers arriving from Cyprus must:

  • have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • take a COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test upon arrival; or
  • have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received:
    • the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at most 360 days before arrival. A combination of vaccines is accepted; or
    • the third vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac, at least 120 days after the second dose and at most 360 days before arrival; or
    • the Janssen vaccine at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival; or
    • the second vaccine dose of Janssen vaccine at least 120 days after the first dose and at most 360 days before arrival; or
    • the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 22 days and at most 360 days before arrival and proof of previous COVID-19 infection; or
    • the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac, at least 120 days after the first dose and at most 360 days before arrival and proof of previous COVID-19 infection.

This does not apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 12 years if accompanied by an adult.
  • Passengers who arrive from or have been in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica or Suriname in the past 10 days.

Residents of Austria and nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland who arrive from or have been in Brazil, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Uruguay or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days must have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. They are also subject to quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years if accompanied by an adult.

Quarantine requirements

Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to:

  • passengers between 12 and 18 years of age, traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians; or
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 before arrival; or
  • passengers with proof of presence of COVID-19 antibodies, issued at most 90 days before arrival; or
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received:
    • the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at most 360 days before arrival. A combination of vaccines is accepted; or
    • the third vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac, at least 120 days after the second dose and at most 360 days before arrival; or
    • the Janssen vaccine at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival; or
    • the second vaccine dose of Janssen vaccine at least 120 days after the first dose and at most 360 days before arrival; or
    • the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 22 days and at most 360 days before arrival and proof of previous COVID-19 infection; or
    • the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac, at least 120 days after the first dose and at most 360 days before arrival and proof of previous COVID-19 infection; or
      More exemptions can be found at https://www.sozialministerium.at/Informationen-zum-Coronavirus/Coronavirus---Haeufig-gestellte-Fragen/FAQ-Einreise-nach-Oesterreich.html.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Azerbaijan

Last updated: 21 September 2021

Who can travel?

Until 01 November 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:

  • Citizens of the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russian, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America;
  • Residents of the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES*, Azerbaijan, Bahrain** and Qatar**;
  • Spouses, children, parents, grandparents and grandchildren of citizens of Azerbaijan. They must present a proof confirming the relationship;

*UAE resident visa must be valid for a minimum of 4 months (approximately 123) days on arrival.  
**Qatar and Bahrain resident visa must be valid for a minimum of 95 days on arrival.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Azerbaijan. This does not apply to passengers younger than 1 year.

Citizens of Azerbaijan are not required to present a vaccination certificate.

Citizens of Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russian, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates must also have one of the following documents with a QR code:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
    This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.

Residents of Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates must also have one of the following documents with a QR code:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
    This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.

Passengers holding a travel document issued to refugees and stateless persons are not entitled to visa on arrival in Azerbaijan. They must obtain a pre-arranged e-visa or visa from the Embassy of Azerbaijan.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Belarus

Last updated: 07 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens and residents of Belarus
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements
  • Passengers with a diplomatic or service passport

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required

Please note that all passengers must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken at most 4 days before arrival. The test certificate must be in Belarusian, English or Russian. 

This does not apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Belarus;
  • passengers with a diplomatic or service passport;
  • children younger than 6 years;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 1 month and at most 12 months before arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in Belarusian, English or Russian;
  • passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations or by the European Union and their family members;
  • passengers travelling on business with an invitation letter from a company in Belarus;
  • citizens of Russia travelling in transit by land or air within 24 hours through Belarus to Russia.

All passengers, excluding citizens and residents of Belarus, must have a health insurance with COVID-19 expenses cover.

Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 7 days. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 1 month and at most 12 months before arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in Belarusian, English or Russian.

Additionally, all passengers must complete the health declaration form prior to arrival. For more information please visit https://gpk.gov.by/covid-19/en/.

Passengers who want to obtain visa on arrival in Belarus must submit visa supporting documents to the Division for the Admission of Foreigners (DAF) of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs no later than 2 working days prior to the arrival in Minsk. 

All passengers must carry an original copy of the visa application stamped by DAF no later than 2 working days prior to the arrival in Minsk confirming the visa application. 

Passengers arriving from Egypt, India, Iran, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates, Syria and Turkey must hold a valid visa issued by the Belarus Foreign Mission in the country of departure or hold a valid visa application stamped by the Division for the Admission of Foreigners (DAF).

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Last updated: 13 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required

All passengers travelling to Bosnia and Herzegovina must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival if arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); or
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival if arriving from a country other than Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most from day 14 and day 180 from the day of arrival.

This does not apply to:

  • citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina and their children younger than 18 years and spouses;
  • citizens of Montenegro, the Republic of Croatia, and the Republic of Serbia, when they enter Bosnia and Herzegovina directly from the country of which they are citizens, as well as their children and spouses who are citizens of other countries;
  • residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina returning to Bosnia and Herzegovina within 48 hours. They must have been in Croatia or Serbia;
  • passengers returning via Bosnia and Herzegovina to their country of residence;
  • passengers with a diplomatic, official or service passport traveling on duty;
  • crew and cabin crew of the aircraft whose final destination is Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • NATO military;
  • children under the age of 7 traveling accompanied by a parent or guardian, if the parent or guardian has a negative PCR test or rapid SARS-COV-2 virus antigen test, or vaccination certificate or confirmation that he has overcome the disease COVID-19.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Bulgaria

Last updated: 22 September 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens of Bulgaria and their family members
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Citizens of the Member States of European Union (EU), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, countries of The Schengen Agreement (San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican City State) and members of their families (including persons actually living with them); citizens of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, Kuwait, Belarus and Turkey
  • Persons with the status of permanent, long-term residence on the territory of Bulgaria and the members of their families; persons holding a Bulgarian long-stay visa type "D", as well as persons holding a residence permit in a Member State of the European Union, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or in a Schengen country (including San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City State) and their family members
  • Passengers with a "D" visa issued by Bulgaria
  • Passengers with a diplomatic, official or service passport travelling on duty, and their family members
  • Passengers with an Alien's passport issued by Estonia and Latvia
  • Passengers travelling as students
  • Deadheading crew
  • Military personnel

*Subject to entry requirements.

Passengers arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Eswatini, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, India, Iran, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, the United Kingdom, Uruguay or Zambia are not allowed to enter Bulgaria. This does not apply to:

  • citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria, and their family members;
  • passengers younger than 12 years;
  • students with a “D" visa issued by Bulgaria;
  • merchant seamen.

Passengers arriving from Cyprus or the Republic of Ireland are not allowed to enter Bulgaria. This does not apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Bulgaria, and their family members;
  • citizens and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland;
  • passengers younger than 12 years;
  • students with a “D" visa issued by Bulgaria;
  • merchant seamen.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus  Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Eswatini, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, India, Iran, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, the United Kingdom, Uruguay or Zambia, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival, written in Latin characters. This does not apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Bulgaria, and their family members;
  • passengers younger than 12 years;
  • passengers between 12 and 18 without a negative COVID-19 PCR test, are subject to quarantine;
  • merchant seamen.

Passengers arriving from a country other than Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Eswatini, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy,  Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or Zambia, must present:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and and Sputnik V; or
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or 
  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival.

This does not apply to:

  • nationals and permanent residents of Bulgaria, and their family members;
  • merchant seamen;
  • students arriving from Greece, North Macedonia (Rep.), Romania, Serbia, Turkey;
  • minors younger than 13 years. 

More details can be found at: www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2021/07/19/rd-01-597_en_final.pdf

Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to:

  • merchant seamen;
  • passengers younger than 12 years;
  • passengers between 12 and 18 years, arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Eswatini, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Palestinian territories, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Serbia, the Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, the USA, the United Kingdom, Uruguay or Zambia, with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival;
  • passengers 18 years or older, arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Eswatini, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Palestinian territories, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Serbia, the Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, the USA, theUnited Kingdom, Uruguay or Zambia, with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival and:
    • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.
  • passengers arriving from Austria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain or Vatican City (Holy See), with:
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and and Sputnik V; or
    • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or
    • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
    • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result certificate from a test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
  • citizens and residents of Bulgaria, and their family members arriving from a country other than Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba,  Czechia, Denmark, Cyprus, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Eswatini, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Hungary,  India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka,  St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, the USA, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or Zambia, with:
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and and Sputnik V; or
    • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or
    • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
    • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result certificate from a test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. 
  • More details can be found at https://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2021/08/30/order_01-733_en_final.pdf and https://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2021/09/13/order_01-767_en.pdf.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Croatia

Last updated: 28 September 2021

Who can travel?

Until 30 September 2021, only the following categories of passengers are allowed to enter Croatia:

  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) and their family members;
  • passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term "D" visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
  • residents of Australia, Canada, Chile, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine, Uruguay or the USA if arriving from their country of residence;
  • passengers traveling through Croatia to a third country for a maximum stay of 12 hours. They must prove that they can enter the destination country;
  • passengers traveling as tourists with proof of paid accommodation;
  • passengers traveling on a business trip with an invitation letter from a company in Croatia;
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty;
  • passengers traveling as students;
  • merchant seamen;
  • military personnel.

Passports and national ID cards issued to Citizens of Croatia which expired on 11 March 2020 or later are considered valid.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers arriving from Brazil, South Africa or Tanzania (only Zanzibar) must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. They are subject to mandatory self-isolation for 14 days.

Passengers arriving from Cyprus, India, Russia or the United Kingdom must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.

Passengers arriving from a country other than Brazil, Cyprus, India, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania (only Zanzibar) or the United Kingdom must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • a rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The rapid antigen test must be listed on https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/default/files/preparedness_response/docs/covid-19_rat_common-list_en.pdf; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sputnik V at most 270 days before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 14 days and at most 270 days before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that the passenger received the first dose of the vaccine not more than 8 months after infection with COVID-19 and 270 days before arrival; or
  • a positive COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result issued at least 11 days and at most 270 days before arrival; or
  • they are subject to a COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test upon arrival and self-isolation for up to 10 days. This does not apply to:
    • passengers arriving directly from Switzerland or an EEA Member State with an EU Digital COVID Certificate;
    • passengers arriving directly from Switzerland or an EEA Member State with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or Sputnik V between 22 and 42 days before arrival, or showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) between 22 and 84 days before arrival;
    • children younger than 12 years accompanied by their parents or legal guardians. The parents or guardians must have an EU Digital COVID certificate, a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result, a vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate.
More exemptions can be found at https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212.

Passengers could be subject to self-isolation; more information can be found at https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212

Passengers must complete an "Enter Croatia Form" and present it upon arrival. The form can be completed before departure at https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ or upon arrival. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Croatia.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Czech Republic

Last updated: 20 October 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following categories of passengers are allowed to enter the Czech Republic:

  • citizens of the Czech Republic and their family members;
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City (Holy See);
  • citizens of Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay;
  • passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport;
  • passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport or a Macao (SAR China) passport;
  • citizens of the United Kingdom with a certificate of application for the status of UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement Beneficiary issued by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden and their family members;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia,  Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) if arriving from these countries;
  • passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or are arriving from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macao (SAR China), Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal (Azores), Rwanda, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain (only Canary Isl.), the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See);
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport travelling on duty;
  • spouses of citizens of the United Kingdom residing in the Czech Republic. They must have a marriage certificate or a confirmation of partnership;
  • passengers younger than 21 years who are children of citizens of the United Kingdom residing in the Czech Republic. They must have a birth certificate and a copy of their parent's residence permit;
  • passengers who are unmarried partners of citizens of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA member states residing in the Czech Republic. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a D visa issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a C visa issued by the Czech Republic after 11 May 2020;
  • passengers with a "C" visa valid for travel to CZ, issued after 1 August 2021, by other EEA Member State; 
  • passengers with an EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival;
  • passengers with digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Turkey or Ukraine. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty);
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, Georgia, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iraq (Kurdistan), Jordan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or the United States of America. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/.
  • passengers younger than 18 years if accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

Passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Mozambique, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar and Pemba), Tunisia, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:

  • citizens of the Czech Republic and their family members;
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a long-term or permanent residence permit issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic who are spouses or children younger than 21 years of citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport travelling on duty;
  • passengers with a "C" or "D" visa issued by Czechia after 1 August 2021; 
  • passengers with a "C" visa valid for travel to CZ, issued by other EEA Member State, after 1 August 2021.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers arriving from Brazil, Colombia, Mozambique, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru or Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar and Pemba) must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the first flight of their itinerary. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 6 years;
  • citizens of the Czech Republic with a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by the Czech Republic and a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by the Czech Republic and a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic and who are spouses or children younger than 21 years of citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or an EU Digital COVID-19 certificate (EU DCC), showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival;
  • passengers with digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in North Macedonia (Rep.), Turkey or Ukraine. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Armenia, Brazil, Chile, Jordan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Moldova, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or the United States of America, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/.
  • passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival;
  • passengers with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival in North Macedonia (Rep.), Turkey or Ukraine.

Passengers arriving from any country other than Albania, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Luxembourg, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tanzania or Vatican City (Holy See) must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken at most 72 hours before departure of the first flight of their itinerary. This does not apply to:

  • citizens of the Czech Republic with a service passport travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
  • citizens of the Czech Republic holding a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Vatican City (Holy See) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Israel or the United Kingdom showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 Antigen test result from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Armenia, Bahrain, Brazil, Hong Kong (SAR China) Israel, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or Uruguay, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC), showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; and
  • passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA member state at least 14 days and at most 180 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with an EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival;
  • passengers with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival in North Macedonia (Rep.), Turkey or Ukraine.
  • passengers younger than 21 years who are children of citizens of the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • spouses of citizens of the Czech Republic and their children younger than 21 years. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers arriving from Madeira (Portugal).
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
  • passengers younger than 12 years.

All passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. This does not apply to:

  • passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See);
  • passengers arriving on a direct flight from Austria, Germany, Poland or Slovakia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test result certificate from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure for a maximum stay of 24 hours. They must have a return ticket;
  • citizens of the Czech Republic with a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • citizens of the Czech Republic with a service passport travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
  • passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by the Czech Republic and a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by the Czech Republic and a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival;
  • passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Turkey or Ukraine. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty);
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, Georgia, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iraq (Kurdistan), Jordan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine territories, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or the United States of America, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ 
  • passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival;
  • passengers with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Panama, North Macedonia (Rep.), Turkey or Ukraine at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival.
  • spouses of citizens of the Czech Republic and their children younger than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • children of citizens of the Czech Republic younger than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers younger than 12 years.

Also all passengers must complete and present the Public Health Passenger Locator form before boarding.

This does not apply to:

  • children younger than 6 years.
  • citizens of the Czech Republic with a service passport travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours.

Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine.

For more information about the latest entry requirements of the Czech Republic please visit: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Finland

Last updated: 21 September 2021

Who can travel?

Until 10 October 2021, only the following categories of passengers are permitted to travel on this flight:

  • citizens of Finland and their family members;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland;
  • partners of citizens or residents of Finland;
  • residents of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Macao (SAR China), New Zealand and Ukraine, if arriving on a direct flight from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Macao (SAR China), New Zealand and Ukraine;
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and their family members, residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
  • citizens of the United Kingdom and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
  • citizens and residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and their family members, returning to their country of residence via Finland;
  • passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See);
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac.

Effective from 23 August 2021, passengers residing in Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina will no longer be allowed to enter Finland.

For more information please visit https://www.finentry.fi/

What do you need to travel?

Passengers travelling to Finland, without a printed negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test certificate taken no more than 72 hours before arrival are subject to COVID-19 PCR testing on arrival and self-isolation. The test result must be in English. More details can be found at https://www.finentry.fi/en/. This  does not apply to passengers with:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The passenger must have tested positive at least 2 weeks and at most 6 months before arrival.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Georgia

Last updated: 10 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • citizens of Georgia;
  • spouses and children under 18 years of citizens of Georgia;
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates;
  • citizens of Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan if arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan;
  • residents of Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan if arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. The vaccination certificate must be in English;
  • passengers with a positive COVID-19 test issued at most 100 days before arrival and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one dose at least 14 days before arrival. Accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac. The vaccination certificate must be in English.

*Subject to entry requirements.

Until further notice, citizens of Iran including those who are holding GCC, European or Georgian resident visas are not permitted to enter Georgia. This does not apply to students and passengers travelling with a business approval. Passengers are required to hold an OK to board approval from Tbilisi at the time of check-in to be accepted on board.

Georgian authorities have suspended the entry of all passengers arriving from Pakistan unless they have spent 14 days out of Pakistan.

What do you need to travel?

Required Forms 

Passengers must submit a pre-registration form at https://tinyurl.com/krzcafmu. This does not apply to:

  • citizens of Georgia residing in Georgia;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. The vaccination certificate must be in English;
  • passengers with a positive COVID-19 test issued at most 100 days before arrival and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one dose at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac. The vaccination certificate must be in English.

Passengers entering Georgia with a COVID-19 PCR test result will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test on the third day after entering Georgia at their own expense. Additionally, they must complete the online registration form and present the confirmation email at check in.

Quarantine 

Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/4kmkznx7 

More details can be found at https://stopcov.ge/en and https://tinyurl.com/4kmkznx7 

All citizens and residents of Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan when entering Georgia from the same country on a direct or transit flight via a third country must have a COVID-19 PCR test result taken no later than 72 hours prior to arrival in Georgia or hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (completion of two doses). Children under the age of 10 years are exempted from submitting a negative PCR test prior to arrival in Georgia. PCR certificate and COVID-19 vaccination certificate must be in Georgian, English or Russian.

Citizens of all other countries including passengers with Georgian residency permit travelling from any other country must hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (completion of two doses), COVID-19 PCR certificates will not be accepted for entry to Georgia.

All passengers travelling from or who have visited India in the last 14 days, regardless of citizenship and if holding a vaccination certificate against COVID-19 (2 does), must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR certificate from a test taken in the last 72 hours prior to their visit to Georgia and undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine at their own expense.

Passengers with a residence permit issued by Saudi Arabia must have an official English translation of the residence permit.

The above requirements are provided by a third-party source and subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Greece

Last updated: 05 September 2021

Who can travel?

Until 10 September 2021 only the following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Greece:

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates;
  • citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and their family members;
  • citizens and residents of Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.),Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep), Qatar, Russian Fed., San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, the United States of America and Vatican City (Holy See);
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Greece. A certificate of application for renewal of a residence permit is not accepted, except if the certificate of application is referring to a spouse or a family member of a citizen of Greece or an EU country;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
  • passengers with a long term visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
  • merchant seamen;
  • military personnel;
  • students.

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers travelling to Greece must present:

  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 30 day after being tested positive. The certificate is considered valid for at least 2 months and at most 9 months after the initial positive result; or
  • a positive COVID-19 antigen, PCR or RT-PCR test result issued at least 30 days after having tested positive. The test result is considered valid for at least 2 months and at most 9 months after the initial positive result.

All passengers arriving from Albania, Argentina, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, India, Libya, Morocco, Russia, Turkey or the United Arab Emirates are subject to a COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test upon arrival. This does not apply to:

  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate.

All documents must be in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish or Russian and the passenger's name must match the name in the passport. More details can be found at https://travel.gov.gr/.

This requirement does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 12 years;
  • citizens and residents of Montenegro.

Citizens and residents of Montenegro, excluding children younger than 12 years, must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. The test must be in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian. The passenger's name in the test result must match the name in the passport; and
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian.

Passengers must also complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at https://travel.gov.gr/ not later than the day before arrival in Greece. A confirmation email or a QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival. Families can be accepted with one joint confirmation e-mail or a unique QR code.

Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 rapid test upon arrival and self-isolation for up to 14 days.

More details can be found at https://travel.gov.gr/.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Hungary

Last updated: 14 October 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Hungary:

  • citizens of Hungary and their family members;
  • passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary, and their family members;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days;
  • passengers with a "D" visa issued by Hungary;
  • passengers entering Hungary to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the final destination, or prove that they can enter a neighboring country in order to reach their final destination;
  • passengers travelling on business;
  • passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police;
  • passengers with an EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate (EU DCC) showing that:
    • they have received at least one dose of the vaccine at most 1 year before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sputnik V; or
    • have a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 6 months before arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate; or
    • have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
  • passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result from a test taken at most 6 months before arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate;
  • passengers with an immunity COVID-19 certificate issued by Albania, Andorra, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Faroe Isl., Georgia, India, Israel, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan or Vatican City (Holy See) and children under 18 years accompanied by them.

Passengers could be subject to medical screening and a 10-day quarantine on arrival.

More details can be found at https://www.bud.hu/en/covid_19.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Italy

Last updated: 21 September 2021

Passengers travelling to Naples

Passengers travelling from India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka

Until 25 October 2021, passengers who have been in or have transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka within the last 14 days are not allowed to enter or transit Italy.

The below categories of passengers arriving from these countries may enter Italy provided they do not show any COVID-19 symptoms and comply with the entry requirements: 

  • Passengers who are legal residents in Italy since before 28 August 2021.
  • Students.
  • Citizens of Italy registered with the A.I.R.E.
  • Parents of children younger than 18 years who are residing in Italy.
  • Spouses or partners of residents of Italy.

Entry requirements

  • Passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test (molecular or antigen) result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish.
  • Undergo a second molecular or antigen test on arrival at the airport at their own cost. The cost of the tests are USD 20-30. 
  • Must quarantine for 10 days in a hotel. 
  • Take another molecular or antigen test upon completing 10 days of quarantine.
  • This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

Passengers transiting through Italy who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Brazil, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

Entry into Italy without self-isolation (5 days) when travelling from or via the UAE. 

Passengers who have been in or transited through the United Arab Emirates in the past 14 days must comply with the following regulations:

  • Complete the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) (euplf.eu) prior to entering Italy. This form can be presented in both digital and paper format.
  • Hold a negative COVID-19 molecular or antigen swab test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years;
  • Hold an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before arrival. The certificate must be issued by the national health authority of the country the person is travelling from and can be presented in both digital and paper format. It must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. Please note that COVID-19 recovery certificates are not accepted.

Entry into Italy with self-isolation requirement (5 days) when travelling from or via the UAE

Passengers who do not present the vaccination certificate must:

  • Complete the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) (euplf.eu) prior to entering Italy. This form can be presented in both digital and paper format.
  • Hold a negative COVID-19 molecular or antigen swab test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. 
  • Notify the Prevention Department of the local health authority of their point of entry to Italy. See COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for the contact details of local Italian health authorities.
  • Travel to their final destination in Italy only by private transport.
  • Self-isolate for a total of 5 days.
  • Take another COVID-19 molecular or antigen swab test at the end of the 5 days in self-isolation.

Passengers travelling to Catania

Until 25 October 2021, only the following categories of passengers are allowed to enter.

  • citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Vatican City (Holy See);
  • passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term "D" visa issued by Switzerland or an EEA member state;
  • family members of citizens and residents of Switzerland or an EEA member state;
  • passenger with a proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy;
  • passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in or transited through Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or the USA;
  • passengers travelling on business;
  • passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence;
  • students;
  • military personnel.

Entry restrictions 

Until 25 October 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. This does not apply to:

  • passengers residing in Italy since before 13 February 2021;
  • parents of children younger than 18 years who are residing in Italy;
  • military personnel;
  • students.

Until 25 October 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. This does not apply to:

  • passengers residing in Italy since before 28 August 2021;
  • nationals of Italy registered with the A.I.R.E;
  • students;
  • parents of children younger than 18 years who are residing in Italy;
  • spouses or partners of residents of Italy.

Mandatory required forms 

Passengers must complete and present a Digital Passenger Locator form at https://app.euplf.eu/

PCR and vaccination requirements

Until 25 October 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Korea (Republic), Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Qatar, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus), the United States of America in the 14 days prior to entering Italy must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; and
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.  Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

All documents must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

Passengers arriving in Italy without the following documents are subject to self-isolate for five (5) days at their own cost and in line with the local health surveillance procedures by informing local health authorities and are required to take a PCR test upon completing the self-isolation period:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; and 
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.  Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. This does not apply to:

  • passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA, the United Kingdom or the Vatican City (Holy See);
  • military personnel;
  • passengers younger than 6 years.

More exemptions can be found at http://tinyurl.com/294etdv7

All documents for passengers arriving from Israel must be issued in Israel. This does not apply to:

  • military personnel;
  • passengers younger than 6 years;

More exemptions can be found at http://tinyurl.com/294etdv7

Passengers, excluding children below 6 years old, who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. They are also subject to:

  • a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon arrival; and
  • quarantine in a hotel for 10 days; and
  • another COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of quarantine.

Passengers, excluding children below 6 years old, who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are subject to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon arrival.

Passengers, excluding children below 6 years old, who have been in or transited through Gibraltar or the United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test result certificate from a test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. They are also subject to self-isolation for 5 days and a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation.

Passengers travelling to Puglia must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus.

Passengers travelling to Sicily who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through France, Greece, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal or Spain are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 5 or 10 days and to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of self-isolation. More details can be found at https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers arriving from Canada, Gibraltar, Japan, the USA or the United Kingdom with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). The certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish.
  • Passengers arriving from Canada, Gibraltar, Japan, the USA or the United Kingdom with a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish.
  • Passengers arriving from: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Jordan, Korea Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine or United Arab Emirates with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French, Italian.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Malta

Last updated: 14 April 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

Passengers are not allowed to enter until 11 March 2021. This does not apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Malta;
  • passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See). They must have been in one of these countries for at least 14 days before departure;
  • passengers arriving on humanitarian, medevac or repatriation flights;
  • merchant seamen.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Passengers without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result are subject to an antigen test and quarantine upon arrival. 

Merchant seamen must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate with test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The test result must be in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.

Passengers could be subject to a self-quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, all passengers should complete a "Public Health Travel Declaration Form" and "Passenger Locator Form" found at https://www.maltairport.com/declarationforms/ and must be presented upon arrival.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Montenegro

Last updated: 26 August 2021

Citizens of the UAE can obtain a visa on arrival for up to 90 days provided they have a valid passport for the duration of their stay.

Residents of the United Arab Emirates with their residence visa valid for at least 30 days beyond the period of intended stay and arriving directly from the United Arab Emirates can obtain a visa on arrival for 10 days provided they have a confirmed return flight and hotel booking. Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers must have one of the following documents to enter Montenegro:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued at least 14 days and at most 180 days before arrival and a recovery certificate; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one dose at least 14 days before arrival.

    This does not apply to:
  • citizens and residents of Montenegro;
  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Hungary, and their accompanying minors younger than 18 years;
  • passengers who in the past 15 days have only been in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo (Rep.), North Macedonia (Rep.) or Serbia.

Citizens and residents of Montenegro without one of the following documents are subject to self-isolation for 14 days:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued at least 14 days and at most 180 days before arrival and a recovery certificate; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one dose at least 14 days before arrival.

    This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Hungary, and their accompanying minors younger than 18 years;
  • passengers who in the past 15 days have only been in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo (Rep.), North Macedonia (Rep.) or Serbia. 

Note: Passengers arriving without one of the above COVID-19 documents will be subject to 14 days of self-isolation that can be cancelled after the sixth (6th) day of entry into Montenegro with a negative PCR test.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Poland

Last updated: 10 October 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following categories of passengers are permitted to travel on this flight:

  • citizens and residents of Poland;
  • spouses and children of citizens of Poland;
  • passengers under the constant care of citizens of Poland;
  • citizens of Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom;
  • spouses and children of the citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom;
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport;
  • citizens and residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Thailand and Tunisia;
  • passengers with a permanent residence permit or a long-term residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom and their spouses and children, returning via Poland to their country of residence;
  • passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
  • merchant seamen traveling on duty;
  • passengers travelling as students;
  • passengers with a Polish Card (Karta Polaka).

What do you need to travel?

All passengers arriving in Poland could be subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine on arrival.

All passengers must complete the Passenger locator form at https://aplikacje.gov.pl/app/klp/#/home and present it at the time of check-in.

Passengers travelling from outside the Schengen Area and the European Economic Area arriving in Poland could be subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine on arrival.

Exemptions: Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival with one of the approved vaccines: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, or Pfizer-BioNTech.

A list of all quarantine exemptions can be found at https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Romania

Last updated: 25 July 2021

All non-EU member country citizens will be subject to a 14-day quarantine on arrival. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 4 years;
  • passengers with a consular, diplomatic, official, service or special passport travelling on duty and their family members;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, if the passenger received the last vaccine dose at least 10 days before arrival;
  • passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate;
  • passengers with a test proving presence of IgG antibodies taken at most 14 days before arrival;
  • merchant seamen.

Passengers who take a PCR test on day 10 will be permitted to leave quarantine if the test result is negative.

Residence permits issued by Romania which have expired are considered valid with an extension of 90 days after 13 March 2021.

All passengers must present a completed Passenger locator form upon arrival. The form can be found at https://www.tarom.ro/sites/default/files/u1348/passenger_form_romania-_ro.pdf or https://chestionar.stsisp.ro/start.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Russia

Last updated: 07 October 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following passengers can book to travel on this flight:

  • citizens of Russia and their family members;
  • permanent residents of Russia;
  • citizens of Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, the Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the USA, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela or Vietnam, if arriving on a direct flight from or transiting through any of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the USA, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela or Vietnam;
  • residents of Albania Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia. Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, the USA, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela or Vietnam, if arriving on a direct flight from or transiting through any of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, the USA, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela or Vietnam;
  • students from India with a written approval issued by their university. The approval must have been submitted to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation by the university;
  • until 31 October 2021, guests and participants of Formula 1 VTB Russian Grand Prix 2021 with an invitation letter issued by the organization committee. They must be on the list sent by the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers travelling or transiting via Russia must present a negative COVID-19 antigen rapid test or a PCR test issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English or Russian. A notarized translation to Russian is accepted. This does not apply to:

  • citizens of Russia;
  • passengers arriving from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Passengers arriving from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival. The test result must have a green QR code obtained in the app 'Traveling without COVID-19'.

Additionally, citizens of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan travelling to Russia should download and register in the ‘COVID-19 Free Travel’ app.

Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

Passengers must complete an "Application Form" and present it upon arrival.

Please note that e-visa issuance is currently suspended.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Serbia

Last updated: 14 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Serbia
  • Citizens of Kosovo with a national ID card
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers travelling to Serbia must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. The certificate must be issued in Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine or the United Arab Emirates. Details can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirementsor
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey or the United States of America. Passengers must have tested positive at least 14 days and at most 6 months before arrival.

    This doesn’t apply to:
  • Citizens and residents of Serbia.
  • Citizens of Slovenia.
  • Children younger than 12 years. They must be accompanied by a parent, custodian or an adult from the same household.
  • Passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival.
  • Passengers arriving from India and the United States of America.
  • Citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro and North Macedonia (Rep.) if arriving from their country of nationality;
  • Passengers travelling on a business trip with an email confirmation from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Passengers in transit for less than 12 hours.
  • Students who are citizens of Croatia studying in Serbia.
  • Military personnel traveling on duty.

Citizens and residents of Serbia are subject to home quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria);
  • Passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival;
  • Passengers arriving from the United States of America with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test issued at most 48 hours before arrival;
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey or the United States of America. The passenger must have tested positive at least 14 days and at most 6 months before arrival;
  • Passengers arriving from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, India, Kosovo (Rep.), Montenegro or North Macedonia (Rep.);
  • Passengers younger than 12 years;
  • Passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival;
  • Passengers traveling on business with an email confirmation from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce;
  • Airline crew.

Passengers arriving from the United States must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. The certificate must be issued in Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine or United Arab Emirates. Details can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirementsor
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey or USA. Passengers must have tested positive at least 14 days and at most 6 months before arrival.

        This doesn't apply to:

  • Citizens and residents of Serbia.
  • Citizens of Slovenia.
  • Children younger than 12 years. They must be accompanied by a parent, custodian or an adult from the same household.
  • Passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival.
  • passengers traveling on business with an email confirmation from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce;
  • Passengers in transit for less than 12 hours.
  • Students who are citizens of Croatia studying in Serbia.
  • Military personnel traveling on duty.

Citizens of Slovenia must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. The certificate must be issued in Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine or United Arab Emirates. Details can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirementsor
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey or USA. Passengers must have tested positive at least 14 days and at most 6 months before arrival.

    This does not apply to:
  • passengers arriving from the United States of America;
  • passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival;
  • passengers younger than 12 years accompanied by an immediate family member;
  • passengers traveling on business with an email confirmation from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce;
  • passengers in transit for less than 12 hours;
  • airline crew;
  • military personnel traveling on duty.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Slovenia

Last updated: 07 October 2021

Who can travel?

Entry to Slovenia is open to all passengers subject to meeting the entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers must complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form (DPLF) obtained at https://app.euplf.eu/.

Quarantine requirements

Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to:

  • passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test must be taken in an international transit area of an airport or in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom or the United States of America;
  • passengers with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The test must be taken in an international transit area of an airport or in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom or the United States of America. Accepted tests can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/default/files/preparedness_response/docs/covid-19_rat_common-list_en.pdf ;
  • passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result issued at least 11 days and at most 6 months before arrival. The test must be taken in an international transit area of an airport; or in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom or the United States of America; and
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose at most 8 months after testing positive. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik V;
  • passengers who tested positive at most 6 months before arrival, with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in an international transit area of an airport or in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom or the United States of America and holding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose at most 8 months after testing positive. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

More details can be found at https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Turkey

Last updated: 16 September 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Turkey
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates

  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Citizens of Turkey travelling to Turkey must submit:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with a vaccine listed by WHO or Turkey for emergency use at least 14 days before arrival; OR
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued within the last 6 months starting from the 28th day of the first positive PCR test result; OR
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival OR 
  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.

Passengers arriving from a country other than Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka or the United Kingdom with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with a vaccine listed by WHO or Turkey for emergency use at least 14 days before arrival and/or a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued within the last 6 months starting from the 28th day of the first positive PCR test result, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival and are subject to quarantine measures in Turkey.

Passengers without a vaccination certificate or a proof of recovery from COVID-19 must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.

All passengers arriving from or who have been in Brazil, South Africa, Nepal or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival in Turkey. These passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days at dormitories and quarantine hotels determined by the governorship. Cost of accommodation and transfers from the airport will be at passenger’s expense. Passengers shall not be accepted for travel if they fail to provide the proof of payments at the time of check-in for their quarantine package for 14 days at hotels determined by the governorships.

Passengers arriving from or who have been in Bangladesh, India or Pakistan must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival and will be subject to a 10-day home quarantine. Passengers will be exempt from quarantine if they submit a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

Passengers arriving from Egypt, Iran, Singapore or the United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. This does not apply to passengers transiting via Turkey and passengers younger than 12 years.

Passengers arriving from or who have been in Afghanistan for the last 14 days must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival in Turkey. These passengers are subject to quarantine for 10 days at dormitories and quarantine hotels determined by the Governorship. Cost of accommodation and transfers from the airport will be at passenger’s expense. They must take a COVID-19 PCR test on day 7 of quarantine and will be released with a negative result. Passengers shall not be accepted for travel if they fail to provide the proof of payments at the time of check-in for their quarantine package for 10 days at hotels determined by the governorships.

Citizens of Afghanistan who have residence or work permit in Turkey will be exempt from hotel quarantine on the condition that they submit valid residence or work permit and will be subjected to quarantine at their residence. Passengers whose first entry points is out of Istanbul or Ankara will be allowed to travel to their residence only by private vehicles and will not be allowed to take a domestic flight or use public transportation.

Turkish citizens travelling from Afghanistan are exempted from paid quarantine and can self-isolate at their own residence. Passengers who reside in cities other than their arrival / entry city can only travel by private car and not public transport by air or land.

To book a quarantine hotel authorised by the governorship on the Turkish DGCA website http://web.shgm.gov.tr/tr/covid-19-tedbirler/6599-izolasyon-otelleri.

Istanbul hotel bookings should be made only through the indicated email addresses given on the Turkish DGCA website. Reservations made through hotel websites will not be accepted.

Until 14 October 2021, all passengers travelling to Turkey must submit a completed Traveller Entry Form no more than 72 hours prior to departure and present it at check-in and upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

All passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. For more details, please visit https://www.hssgm.gov.tr/Covid19Tedbirleri.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Ukraine

Last updated: 09 September 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Ukraine
  • Open to citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

What do you need to travel?

All passengers travelling to Ukraine must present:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • a negative rapid antigen SARS-CoV-2 test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they were fully vaccinated with Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm or Sinovac. The COVID-19 vaccination certificate must be in English or translated in English.

The above does not apply to:

  • citizens and permanent residents of Ukraine;
  • passengers younger than 12 years;
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport;
  • merchant seamen;
  • NATO military personnel.

Passengers arriving from or who have transited through India or Russia are subject to quarantine for 14 days. This does not apply to:

  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac;
  • passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate.

Passengers must install the Vdoma application on their personal device. This does not apply to:

  • citizens of Ukraine;
  • passengers younger than 18 years;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac;
  • passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate.

Passengers must have medical insurance to cover medical expenses in Ukraine. This does not apply to:

  • citizens and permanent residents of Ukraine;
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport;
  • merchant seamen;
  • NATO military personnel.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

 

Indian Subcontinent

Bangladesh

Last updated: 26 September 2021

Flights to and from Dhaka will resume from 28 September 2021.

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Bangladesh
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements (visa on arrival is suspended until further notice)

*Subject to entry requirements.

Effective from 05 July 2021, passengers travelling from or who have been in Botswana, India, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Panama, South Africa or Tunisia in the last 15 days are not permitted to enter Bangladesh. This does not apply to citizens of Bangladesh returning to Bangladesh. They must hold an approval to return from the Embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh in the country of departure. Passengers will be subject to a 14-day institutional quarantine at a government-nominated hotel at their own expense. A hotel booking confirmation must be presented at the time of check-in.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers travelling on this flight to Bangladesh need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Children below the age of 10 years are exempt from this requirement.

Entry of passengers permitted from Group A countries: Argentina, Botswana, Cuba, Cyprus, Eswatini, Georgia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia and Spain.

Vaccinated passengers with COVID-19 vaccine from Group A countries:

  • Passengers who have completed the full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of the COVID-19 vaccine before 14 days of the date of travel date are permitted to enter. 
  • They will be subject to 14 days of home quarantine. If symptoms are detected on arrival, passengers will be sent to isolation at a Government Facility or hotel at the passenger’s own expense.

Non-vaccinated passengers with COVID-19 vaccine from Group A countries:

  • Non-vaccinated passengers are not allowed to enter Bangladesh from Group A countries. 
  • Bangladesh expatriates residing in Group A countries and Bangladesh expatriates/citizens who have visited these countries in the past 15 days are permitted to enter providing they have a special approval/authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh. 
  • Bangladesh Seafarers/Engineers who have been signed-off from the ships within the past 15 days, can return provided they have valid document evidence of their profession and signing-off 
  • On arrival, passengers are subject to 14 days of mandatory institutional quarantine at a Government nominated hotel at the passenger’s own expense. A hotel confirmation must be presented at check-in.

Entry of passengers permitted from Group B countries: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Iraq, Ireland (Rep), Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Netherlands, Panama, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia and the United Kingdom. 

Vaccinated passengers with COVID-19 vaccine from Group B countries:

  • Passengers who have completed the full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of the COVID-19 vaccine before 14 days of the date of travel date are permitted to enter. 
  • They will be subject to 14 days of home quarantine. If symptoms are detected on arrival, passengers will be sent to isolation at a Government Facility or hotel at the passenger’s own expense. 

Non-vaccinated passengers with COVID-19 vaccine from Group B countries:

  • Passengers are subject to 14 days of mandatory institutional quarantine at a Government nominated hotel at the passenger’s own expense. A hotel confirmation must be presented at check-in. 
  • Passengers traveling from the listed Group B countries are permitted to transit via the listed Group A countries providing, they remain within the transit area. 

Entry of passengers permitted from Group C countries: all other countries except those listed in Groups A & B. 

  • Passengers traveling from these countries are permitted to enter Bangladesh without a vaccination certificate.
  • Passengers traveling from the Group C countries are permitted to transit via the listed Group A & B countries, providing they remain within the transit area.

Quarantine Exemptions (institutional/home) formalities: Diplomats and their family members shall be as per the latest directives/decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh. 

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

India

Last updated: 13 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens of India;
  • Residents of India;
  • Citizens of Nepal and Bhutan;
  • Passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet
  • Passengers with a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card;
  • Passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas (Type T)) issued by India;
  • Passengers with an e-visa (excluding tourists e-visa) issued by India;
  • Passengers returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test and documents required on arrival to India

  • All international passengers, including children and infants, must present a printed negative COVID-19 PCR certificate. The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure.
  • All passengers must download the Aarogya setu app on their mobile devices.
  • Passengers must also complete and present a printed copy of the self-declaration form, upload the negative PCR test result and complete the contact details and address before departure at https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/allairports.
  • Passengers should hold 25 USD or equivalent to 2,000 INR to pay for the mandatory COVID molecular tests on arrival.
  • All passengers must download the Aarogya setu app on their mobile devices.
  • Passengers travelling to India from the UAE must make sure that their negative COVID-19 PCR test result is issued by an authorised laboratory in the UAE. PCR test result certificates issued from any other country will not be accepted for travel.
  • All passengers, except for passengers holding a valid vaccination certificate, could be subject to a quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals17022021.pdf

Foreign citizens with international connections from any airport of India are required to hold a pre-approval from the connecting airline prior to departure from their originating point. If pre-approval can’t be obtained, passengers must hold a valid visa (not a tourist visa) to enter India and follow the PCR requirements and state regulations.

Foreign citizens with domestic onward connections must hold a valid India visa and follow the PCR and state quarantine regulations. Citizens of Nepal and Bhutan are exempt from this requirement.

Effective from 15 November 2021, all passengers with an Indian e-tourist visa or a tourist visa (type T) issued on or after 6 October 2021 can enter India.

For travel to Mumbai (BOM)

  • Passengers who have completed both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and hold a valid Vaccination Certificate are exempt from quarantine on arrival in Mumbai. They must hold a printed negative PCR certificate taken 72 hours before departure. The PCR certificate must be uploaded during the completion of the Self-Declaration form (SDF) on the online Air Suvidha portal https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/allairports before departure
All passengers are subject to a mandatory home quarantine for up to 14 days. This does not apply to passengers with onwards domestic connection flights, they must hold a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken within 72 hours before departure. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals17022021.pdf.

Additional requirement for travel to Bengaluru (BLR)

  • All passengers travelling on this flight are required to present two (2) copies of the self-declaration form.
  • Passengers travelling to Bangalore must register and pre-pay for their on-arrival RT-PCR test via https://covid19.testing-lab.com/.

Additional requirement for travel to Hyderabad (HYD)

Additional requirement for travel to Chennai (MAA)

  • All passengers travelling on this flight are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR certificate.
  • All passengers are required to present a printed copy of the e-pass prior to check-in. The e-pass can be applied for on https://eregister.tnega.org/.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Maldives

Last updated: 04 August 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens and residents of the Maldives.
  • Travellers from all countries are allowed to enter subject to meeting the entry requirements.
  • Passengers travelling as tourists or for a short stay must have a return ticket and a hotel confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.

What do you need to travel?

Entry requirements

All passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Infants under the age of 1 year are exempt from this requirement. The test result certificate must have the name of the passenger as in the passport, name and address of the testing laboratory, type of PCR test taken, date of test taken and the result.

The PCR test result may be presented in paper or electronic form.

Passengers who have been in transit for more than 24 hours must redo the COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure to Male’ (MLE). The certificate must have the name of the passenger as in the passport and the name and address of the testing laboratory.

Passengers travelling as tourists or for a short stay must have a return ticket and a hotel confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.

Required documents

All passengers are required to complete health declaration form 24 hours before departure at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/. The QR code must be presented at the time of check-in and on arrival in the Maldives.

If you are travelling on a connecting flight from Male’ (MLE), you must check that the respective borders are open. Foreign citizens with a special government approval should hold a valid document issued by the government authority and will be required to obtain an OKTB (Ok to board) by the airline who will transport the passenger to the final destination from Male’ (MLE).

Quarantine

Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. This does not apply to:

  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria or SK Bioscience Co Ltd. from Korea), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival, and their accompanying children; or
  • passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 60 days before arrival and a recovery certificate; or
  • passengers younger than 18 years traveling with their fully vaccinated parents.

More details can be found at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Nepal

Last updated: 03 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • citizens of Nepal;
  • passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations;
  • holders of a diplomatic passport, travelling on duty;
  • passengers with a tourist entry visa;
  • passengers eligible for visa of arrival;
  • foreign citizens of Nepalese origin whose passport states Nepal as the place of birth;
  • relatives of citizens of Nepal;
  • passengers with a pre-arranged tourist visa issued by the Embassy or Consulate of Nepal;
  • passengers with a confirmation letter that a visa on arrival has been approved before departure by the government of Nepal.

What do you need to travel?

Foreign citizens travelling to Nepal for tourism can obtain a visa on arrival subject to meeting the below entry requirements:

  • present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival. This does not apply to passengers below 18 years old;
  • present a negative COVID-19 test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Tests accepted are GeneXpert, NAAT and RT-PCR. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years;
  • hold a mountaineering/trekking or any related permit(s), if any; 
  • hold a hotel booking confirmation in Nepal;
  • present a printed copy of completed "International Traveler Form" at the time of check-in. The form can be found at https://ccmc.gov.np/;
  • other documents related to visa on arrival requirements. More information can be found at https://www.immigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa.

Citizens of Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland, Syria, Zimbabwe and foreign citizens holding a temporary or emergency travel documents must obtain a pre-arranged visa from the Embassy of Nepal or diplomatic missions abroad.

Foreign citizens without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, must obtain a pre-arrange visa from the Embassy of Nepal or diplomatic missions abroad and are allowed to enter only by booking a tour through a travel agency and must:

  • undergo a 10-day hotel quarantine at their own cost on arrival and must present a confirmation at the time of check-in at the airport.
  • have a negative COVID-19 test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Tests accepted are GeneXpert, NAAT and RT-PCR. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
  • hold a mountaineering/trekking or any related permit(s), if any; 
  • hold a hotel booking confirmation in Nepal;
  • present a printed copy of completed "International Traveler Form" at the time of check-in. The form can be found at https://ccmc.gov.np/.

Non-resident citizens of Nepal of Nepalese origin, their family members or foreign citizens married to a citizen of Nepal must have:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival. This does not apply to passengers below 18 years old.
  • a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are GeneXpert, NAAT and RT-PCR. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
  • a printed copy of completed "International Traveler Form" which should be presented at the time of check-in. The form can be found at https://ccmc.gov.np/;
  • other documents related to visa on arrival requirements. More information can be found at https://www.immigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa.

Non-vaccinated passengers are subject to a 10-day hotel quarantine at their own cost on arrival and must present a confirmation at the time of check-in at the airport. 

Passengers arriving in Nepal in case on an emergency are exempt from hotel quarantine on arrival but are subject to an antigen test. The emergency cases include:

  • Passengers attending a funeral of a relative with a confirmation issued by local authorities in Nepal.
  • Patients with chronic illness, passengers with disabilities and persons accompanying them with medical documents and recommendation letter from local authorities in Nepal. 
  • Passengers above 75 years with their carer and children below 5 years with their parents holding a recommendation letter from local authorities in Nepal.
  • Passengers arriving in Nepal with medical documents and a recommendation letter from local authorities in Nepal to look after a relative admitted to ICU.

Officials, employees and their relatives working for foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations in Nepal must have:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival. This does not apply to passengers below 18 years old;
  • a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are GeneXpert, NAAT and RT-PCR. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years;
  • a printed copy of completed "International Traveler Form" which should be presented at the time of check-in. The form can be found at https://ccmc.gov.np/
  • other documents related to visa on arrival requirements. More information can be found at https://www.immigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa.

Passengers without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate must obtain a pre-arranged visa and are subject to a 10-day quarantine in a residence assigned by the foreign mission.

Citizens of India travelling into Nepal do not need to present a NOC from the consulate or pre-approved visa to enter Nepal as they can avail visa on arrival facility at Nepal. They must:

  • undergo for a hotel quarantine if non-vaccinated and must hold a confirmed hotel booking. Fully vaccinated passengers must present a valid vaccination certificate and undergo a home quarantine at their place of residence. 
  • hold a PCR certificate valid for 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are GeneXpert, NAAT and RT-PCR.

As per the latest guidelines from the government of India, the requirement of No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Embassy of India in Kathmandu for citizens of India transiting via Nepal to a third country has been waived for a further period of six months (till 18 March, 2022). This exemption is only applicable for those Indian travellers who reached Nepal by air on a passport (with immigration stamp).

Passengers transiting via Nepal to a third country should submit a negative COVID-19 test result certificate (GeneXpert, NAAT or RT-PCR) issued 48 hours prior to departure or a negative COVID-19 test result certificate with requirements specified by their destination country. All passengers should present a printed copy of International online departure form obtained after online registration at https://ccmc.gov.np/.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Pakistan

Last updated: 03 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Pakistan
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

Until 31 October 2021, all passengers travelling from Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Mongolia, Philippines, Slovenia, South Africa, Thailand or Trinidad and Tobago are not allowed to enter Pakistan. This does not apply to citizens of Pakistan.

Only fully vaccinated passengers are allowed to travel to / from Pakistan. This does not apply to:

  • passengers below 17 years;
  • passengers holding a certificate stating that they are medically advised against COVID-19 vaccination;
  • diplomats without a valid vaccination certificate will have to undergo rapid antigen test at their facilities;
  • Pakistani students below 18 years studying abroad. However, they will be required to be vaccinated while travelling from Pakistan;
  • foreign citizens below 18 years;
  • passengers that have travelled from Pakistan before 01 October 2021. This exemption from vaccination requirement will also be applicable on connecting domestic flights of such passengers within 72 hrs. of arrival into Pakistan.
  • citizens of Pakistan between 15 and 18 years will be allowed to travel to Pakistan without vaccination up to 31 October 2021.

Partial vaccination for travel to Pakistan will apply for passengers aged between 15 to 18 years from 01 November 2021 and full vaccination criteria for passengers aged between 15 to 18 years will apply from 01 December 2021.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Pakistan

All passengers travelling to Pakistan must present the original negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued in English or Arabic (copies are not allowed) from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Accepted tests are COVID-19 PCR, COVID-19 Real-Time RT-PCR, COVID-19 RT-PCR, SARS-CoV2 GeneXpert, SARS-CoV2 PCR, SARS-CoV2 Real-Time RT-PCR, SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR and SARS-CoV2 Xpert Xpress. Children under the age of 6 years and passengers with disabilities are exempt from this requirement. All passengers are subject to antigen test upon arrival in Pakistan.

All passenger who are intended to travel to Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates or Bahrain must hold a negative RT-PCR test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary conducted by an authorized laboratory only.

Upon arrival in Pakistan all passengers above 6 years old are subject to a rapid antigen test along with any or all additional requirements implemented by the relevant health authorities.

All passengers with a negative rapid antigen test result will be allowed to proceed without quarantine requirements. 

Passengers with a positive rapid antigen test result will be quarantined for 10 days at a government / self-paid facility as per the choice of passenger. A PCR test will be conducted on day 8 of quarantine. Passengers who test negative will be released from quarantine. Passenger who test positive will either undergo an additional quarantine period or will be shifted to a hospital as per instructions from a relevant health authorities.

Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from rapid antigen test upon arrival in Pakistan but they need to self-quarantine at their place of residence for 10 days. Diplomats opting to undergo a rapid antigen test upon arrival and receive a negative result will be exempt from home quarantine requirement.

All passengers must also download the Pass Track App, complete all the required details and present a printed copy of the form at check-in. Alternatively, the form can be completed and printed through the website https://passtrack.nitb.gov.pk/login. The printed copy of the form will be required to be accepted on board. Children under the age of 12 years, passengers with disabilities, and high-level international delegates (to be declared by MoH & NCOC) are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers travelling from Pakistan can get their PCR test result from one of the approved laboratories in Pakistan.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Sri Lanka

Last updated: 17 October 2021

Who can travel?

This flight is open to all nationals and visitors subject to entry requirements and restrictions.

Passengers arriving from GCC countries can be accepted without a QR-coded PCR. 

Foreigners holding residence visas issued in Sri-Lanka or business visa do not require approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. 

What do you need to travel?

All passengers must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test  result certificate in English. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. This does not apply to infants younger than 2 years old.

Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 with a recovery certificate (diagnosis card or verifiable evidence or positive PCR/rapid antigen test result) during the past 3 months may submit a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result (in English). The test must be taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure.

Fully vaccinated passengers and children below 12 accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent/guardian are exempt from PCR test on arrival and quarantine provided their received recommended doses of vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to travel. The vaccination certificate must be in English or a certified translation in English to avail of quarantine exemption.

Non-vaccinated children aged between 12-18 years accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent/guardian must undergo a PCR test on arrival. The test can be done at Katunayake PCR laboratory located or at one of the Level-1 hotels or quarantine centre. If the PCR test result is negative upon arrival, the passenger will be discharged with no further quarantine. 

Non-vaccinated citizens, passengers with dual citizenship and residents of Sri Lanka can do their PCR test on arrival at Katunayake PCR laboratory or at one of the Level-1 hotels or quarantine centre and if the PCR test result is negative, they can be discharged and undergo 14-day home quarantine.

All passengers must complete and present the health declaration form upon arrival to health officers at the airport.

Passengers are subject to meeting the entry requirements.

Tourists and visitors travelling to Sri Lanka

All tourists must hold approved valid Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). ETA status can be verified in https://eta.gov.lk/etaslvisa/pages/checkStatus.jsp

All foreign citizens, including children, arriving in Sri Lanka must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate in English. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. This does not apply to infants less than 2 years old and Sri Lankan seafarers holding an approval for exemption of pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign citizens holding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure shall be released from the airport without arrival PCR test and no further quarantine. 

Quarantine rules applicable for fully vaccinated adults are also applicable to accompanying children below 12 years.

Non-vaccinated children aged between 12-18 years accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent/guardian must undergo a PCR test on arrival. The test can be done at the Katunayake PCR laboratory located or at one of the Level-1 hotels or quarantine centre. If the PCR test result is negative upon arrival, the passenger will be discharged with no further quarantine. 

Foreign citizens who are not fully vaccinated/not completed 14 days from the last dose must hold a confirmed hotel booking in one of the ‘Safe and Secure Level 1’ Sri Lankan Tourism approved hotels. For hotel bookings, passengers need to refer to respective hotel sites or a certified agent.

Passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival on day 1. A second PCR test will be conducted on day 12 and if the PCR test result is negative, the passenger will be discharged with no further quarantine.

Citizens and residents of Sri Lanka travelling to Sri Lanka

Citizens of Sri Lanka and passengers with dual citizenship travelling on their Sri Lankan passports or emergency travel documents, foreign spouses and unmarried foreign children of Sri Lankan citizens (foreign passport holders must hold valid ETA or Landing endorsement or resident visa) and Sri Lankan seafarers travelling by air and opting to pay for hotel quarantine do not require a pre-approval to return. Seafarers with foreign citizenship must hold a pre-approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka (email entry.permission@mfa.gov.lk).

Citizens of Sri Lanka, including children, must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. The certificate must be in English. This does not apply to infants younger than 2 years old and Sri Lankan seafarers holding an approval for exemption of pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR from the Director-General of Health Services.

Fully vaccinated passengers with any COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days before departure, will be released from the airport without PCR test or quarantine. Quarantine rules applicable for fully vaccinated adults are also applicable for accompanied children below 12 years.

Non-vaccinated children aged between 12-18 years accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent/guardian must undergo a PCR test on arrival. The test can be done at the Katunayake PCR laboratory located or at one of the Level-1 hotels or quarantine centre. If the PCR test result is negative upon arrival, the passenger will be discharged with no further quarantine. 

Citizens and residents who are not fully vaccinated or have not completed 14 days from the last dose must undergo PCR test on arrival at BIA Katunayake/Level-1 hotel/Quarantine hotel/Quarantine centre. If the test result is negative, the passenger must undergo a 14 days quarantine at home. A second PCR test must be taken on day 12 from a MOH-certified laboratory. 

Quarantine exemptions

Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure are exempt from quarantine and PCR test on arrival. Quarantine rules applicable for fully vaccinated adults are also applicable to accompanying children below 12 years.

Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 within the preceding 3 months and have been given only a single dose of a vaccine and completed 14 days after the vaccination, can leave the airport without quarantine.

More details can be found at https://www.epid.gov.lk/web/ or https://www.hpb.health.gov.lk/en.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

 

Middle East

Egypt

Last updated: 23 August 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Egypt
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

RT-PCR test result required to travel

Passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt), Guyana, Italy (Rome), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Mexico, New-Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, the United States of America, the United Kingdom (London Heathrow), Uruguay or Venezuela must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Egypt. The test must be based on a nasal or oral swab. The test result must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory or a QR code. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 6 years;
  • passengers arriving directly at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP);
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. The accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The vaccination certificate must have a QR code.

Passengers arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela or Viet Nam are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense and could be subject to quarantine.

Effective from 23 August 2021, the Rafah border crossing for travel to and from the Gaza Strip will be closed until further notice.

With immediate effect, all passengers who are vaccinated and travelling to Egypt (Alexandria, Sohag and Sharm El Sheikh airports) are exempted from departure PCR requirement. Passengers must present:

  • vaccination certificates Issued by an accredited laboratory in the issuing country and must have a QR code and do not contain scrapping or overwriting
  • certificates without QR code must be approved and attested by the Consulate of Egypt in the country of departure

Approved vaccines are:

  • Pfizer / Moderna / AstraZeneca / Sinopharm / Sinovac / Sputnik (passed 14 days from second dose).
  • Johnson and Johnson (passed 14 days from first dose).

Passengers arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela or Vietnam are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and could be subject to quarantine.

Passengers arriving in Alexandria (HBE) or Sohag (HMB) from countries not mentioned above need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued in English or Arabic. The test must be taken through nasal or oral swab no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the last direct flight to Egypt. The test result must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory or a QR code.

The above requirements don’t apply to:

  • children under the age of 6;
  • passengers arriving directly at Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) airport;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate with a QR code showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. The accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The vaccination certificate must have a QR code.

Passengers arriving directly at Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) without a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense. The cost of the PCR test on arrival is USD 30 and must be paid in cash. Passengers will be required to self-isolate until a negative result is received. Passengers who test positive, will be required to quarantine for 14 days at their own costs. This doesn’t apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate with a QR code showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. The accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The vaccination certificate must have a QR code.

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

All passengers must present a completed "Public Health Card" upon arrival.

Transit flight connections are permitted via Alexandria. The maximum transit period permitted is 12 hours.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Iran

Last updated: 15 August 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Iran
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Iran

All passengers, including citizens of Iran, must hold a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test result certificate issued no more than 96 hours before departure. The test result must be issued in English or approved by the consulate of Iran in the country of origin. This does not apply to children below the age of 8 years.

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited for more than 4 hours through Brazil or Uruguay are not allowed to enter.

Passengers arriving from or who have transited for more than 4 hours through Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, Eswatini, Ecuador, Fiji, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, England, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense. This does not apply to passengers arriving from or who have transited through Lithuania with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. 

"Self-declaration form", "Pledge form" and "Customs declaration form" will be distributed on board and passengers must complete them before arrival. 

Passengers can check the status of the e-visas issued by Iran online via https://evisatraveller.mfa.ir/en/request/status/ or simply scan the QR code on the top-left of the visa page. The visa status must show “Issued” for passengers to be accepted.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Iraq

Last updated: 03 October 2021

Please note that Baghdad (BGW), Najaf (NJF), Basra (BSR), Erbil (EBL) and Sulaymaniyah (ISU) airports will be closed from 09 October 2021 (21:00 Iraq local time) till 11 October 2021 (06:00 Iraq local time).

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Iraq*
  • Open to citizens and residents** of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Passengers arriving from India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF). Also, all passengers arriving from or who have transited through India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU). This does not apply to citizens of Iraq.

**Subject to entry requirements.

With immediate effect, visa on arrival for GCC Nationals arriving in Najaf (NJF) has been suspended until further notice. GCC nationals must obtain a pre-arranged visa from Iraq Embassy.

What do you need to tavel?

PCR test result required to travel to Iraq

Passengers traveling to Sulaymaniyah (ISU) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated and passengers younger than 10 years.

Passengers traveling to Erbil (EBL) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated, passengers younger than 12 years and passengers arriving from Canada.

Passengers arriving from Canada travelling to Erbil (EBL) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated and passengers younger than 12 years.

Passengers travelling to/from India to Erbil or Sulaymaniyah

  • Citizens of Iraq are allowed to travel to/from India provided they undergo a PCR test upon their return to Kurdistan and a 14-day quarantine at their own expense at a location determined by the Ministry of Health. 
  • Foreign citizens, including Diplomats & UN passport-holders with a valid visa or Kurdistan (KRG) valid iqama/residence card who have visited India on or after 01 July 2021, are allowed to enter Kurdistan, provided they undergo a PCR test upon arrival and a 14-day quarantine at their own expense at a location determined by the Ministry of Health.
  • Foreign citizens will not be asked to quarantine upon arrival in Kurdistan, if they left India before the 01 July 2021.

Citizens of India who have not been in India in the past 14 days are permitted to enter Baghdad, Basra and Najaf.

Until further notice:

  • Passengers arriving from India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF). 
  • Citizens of India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF).
  • Passengers arriving from or who have transited through India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU). This does not apply to citizens of Iraq and passengers with a diplomatic passport.
  • Citizens of Indonesia are not allowed to enter Iraq via Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF).

Passengers transiting through Basra are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by an authorised laboratory in the country of their departure no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

Effective from 29 July 2021, citizens of GCC countries are no longer required to hold a hotel booking. They can obtain a visa on arrival for 7 days subject to meeting the below conditions:

  • Must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • All passengers arriving in Najaf (NJF) must undergo further paid PCR tests (40 USD).
  • Visa cost is 50 USD.

Citizens of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland (Rep), Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the Unites States or America can get visa on arrival subject to meeting the below conditions:

  • Must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Must have a confirmed booking in one of the listed hotels:
    • Qaser Aldur Hotel
    • Rebal Hotel
    • Qaser Altad Hotel
  • All passengers arriving in Najaf (NJF) must undergo further paid PCR tests (40 USD).
  • Visa cost is 105 USD

Passengers travelling to Basra (BSR) must complete and have a printed copy of an Undertaking form prior to arrival.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Israel

Last updated: 19 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • citizens of Israel;
  • residents of Israel;
  • passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport with a diplomatic or an official ID card issued by the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel;
  • passengers with an A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B3 or B4 visa or valid Israeli Identity Card;
  • passengers with a multiple or inter B1, B2, B3 and B4 visa;
  • passengers with an entry approval issued by the Population and Immigration Authority of Israel.
Important: passengers should not be sick, and should not have come into close contact with a patient or suffered from any symptoms.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers travelling to or transiting through Israel and airline crew who have stayed more than 72 hours in a country outside of Israel must hold a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR, RT-PCR or Q-PCR test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. The test result must be in English and include the passport number. This doesn’t apply to:

  • passengers and airline crew with a positive COVID-19 PCR test taken at least 11 days and at most 3 months before departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • airline crew who stay in Israel for less than 72 hours.

All passengers, excluding citizens and residents of Israel, must have a health insurance covering COVID-19 expenses.

All passengers, including citizens of Israel must complete the Entry statement form no more than 24 hours before the time of departure. After submission, passengers will receive an electronic approval obtained from the Ministry of Health. The approval must be presented at the time of check-in.

All passengers arriving in Israel are required to pay for the mandatory PCR test. The cost is ILS 80, if paid in advance, or ILS 100 upon arrival. Passengers can pay in advance during the completion of the Entry statement form at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flights/?utm_source=go.gov.il&utm_medium=referral.

All passengers arriving in Israel, including those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in Israel, are subject to 14 days of home isolation. Isolation can be shortened with a negative result taken on day 7 after arrival. For more information details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/265ndkth and https://tinyurl.com/h8hxy4w7.

Please note that connecting flights via Tel Aviv to a third country are not permitted.

Requirements on departure from Israel

All passengers, including citizens of Israel, are required to submit the outbound passenger statement form no more than 24 hours before the time of departure and present a printed copy of the form along with their ticket to enter the airport and check-in for the flight. After submission, passengers will be either cleared or refused to board the flight.

For more details, please visit https://www.gov.il/en/departments/air-travel-covid19-israel

You will be required to take two COVID-19 PCR tests - one no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai and the second on arrival in Dubai. You must present a printed copy of the negative result in English or Arabic to be accepted for travel. Soft copies on mobile phones and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be taken at one of the laboratories listed here. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing.

After taking the COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai, you will need to quarantine until you receive your results. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days. You will also need to download the COVID19 - DXB Smart App (Apple App Store or from Google Play Store) and register with the Dubai Health Authority prior to arrival in Dubai.

Effective from 10 October 2021, citizens of Israel do not require a pre-arranged visa to travel to the UAE.

If you are transiting in Dubai, you must hold a negative PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai). You must also make sure that you can meet any transit and final destination entry requirements.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of regulations, flydubai cannot guarantee its accuracy and can accept no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Jordan

Last updated: 30 September 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Jordan
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements
  • Passengers are not allowed to transit through Amman.

*Subject to entry requirements.

Entry restrictions

Citizens of Albania, Angola, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova (Rep.), Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:

  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Jordan;
  • passengers with a residence permit valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date issued by Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the USA, the United Arab Emirates or the United Kingdom and return/onward tickets;
  • citizens of Comoros, Djibouti, Iraq, Mauritania, Morocco or Sudan residing in Turkey;
  • passengers with a visa issued by Jordan.

Passengers are not allowed to transit through Jordan for more than 10 hours.

What do you need to travel?

PCR, vaccination and declaration form

Passengers must complete a Declaration form before departure at https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo. This will generate a QR code which must be presented before boarding and upon arrival.

All passengers must hold health insurance that covers the cost of any COVID-19 treatment. This does not apply to citizens of Jordan and passengers with a diplomatic or special passport and a diplomatic QR code and their family members.

All passengers travelling to or transiting through Jordan are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

The test result for passengers arriving from Egypt, Iraq, Palestine territories or Turkey and other countries must be issued by an approved laboratory, details can be found at https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/Labs-List.html. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • passengers with a diplomatic or special passport and their family members.
  • citizens of Jordan residing in Jordan with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure, if they have been outside of Jordan for not more than 10 days;
  • Passengers travelling to Aqaba (AQJ).

All passengers arriving in Jordan must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. The cost of the test is (JOD 28) which must be paid before departure at https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • passengers with a diplomatic or special passport and a diplomatic QR code and their family members;
  • family members of passengers with a diplomatic or special passport, or of military personnel;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or the USA showing that they were fully vaccinated. The certificate must be in Arabic or English.

More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://www.carc.jo/en/list-of-valid-notam.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Lebanon

Last updated: 16 September 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Lebanon
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Travel restrictions and requirements to Beirut

All passengers travelling to Lebanon must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by a laboratory certified by the local authorities no more than 96 hours before arrival in Lebanon and must display a QR code if issued in a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or the United States of America.

Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

All passengers should complete the “Airport Tracking Registration Form” before departure and present the received confirmation (SMS or email) at check-in counter.

Passengers who are arriving back to Lebanon within one week and who travelled during one day of the week and will return on the same day during the following week are exempted to do PCR test before departure and must take a PCR test upon arrival in Lebanon.

Passengers transiting through Beirut (BEY) to Syria by land must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

All passengers travelling to Syria via Lebanon, except citizens of Syria and members of international organizations and diplomatic delegations working in Syria, are required to hold a pre-approval issued by Syrian authorities to travel.

All passengers with a Syrian Travel Document issued for Palestinian Refugees (Document de Voyage pour les Refugies Palestiniens) require a visa to transit via Lebanon. These passengers are permitted to transit without a visa for a maximum stay of 24 hours if they hold a residence permit issued by a third country, are continuing to Syria, or have previously travelled out of Beirut with an immigration exit stamp from Lebanon.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

 

GCC

Bahrain

Last updated: 12 October 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Bahrain:

  • citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Bahrain;
  • all passengers with an e-visa obtained before departure;
  • passengers who can obtain a visa on arrival;
  • military personnel.

Residents of Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates can obtain a visa on arrival if arriving from Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates subject to meeting the entry requirements. Please visit evisa.gov.bh to check your eligibility for visa on arrival.

Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Bahrain from non-red list countries with valid vaccination certificates issued by public health authorities in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore,  South Korea, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and or the EU countries are exempt from mandatory quarantine requirements but must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and an additional test on the 10th day of their stay in Bahrain. Appointments for the COVID-19 PCR tests should be taken on the 5th and 10th day, and should be booked through the Be Aware Bahrain App. 

Passengers vaccinated in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain arriving from non-red list countries are exempt from providing a PCR test result before departure to Bahrain and quarantine. 

All passengers arriving in Bahrain must undergo a mandatory PCR test on arrival at their own cost. The cost of the mandatory COVID-19 test is BHD 36. Passengers below 6 years and below are exempted.

All passengers arriving from or have transited through red list countries: Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Ukraine, Vietnam, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Republic of Slovenia, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia or Republic of Costa Rica within the last 14 days are not allowed to enter Bahrain. This doesn’t apply to citizens of Bahrain, passengers with a residence permit issued by Bahrain and newly issued work & family visas by labor market regulatory authority (LMRA – Bahrain) work & family visas only.

All passengers arriving in Bahrain must undergo a mandatory PCR test on arrival at their own cost. The cost of the mandatory COVID-19 test is BHD 36. Passengers below 6 years and below are exempted.

All passengers arriving from or have transited through red list countries: Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, the Philippines, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam or Zimbabwe within the last 14 days are not allowed to enter Bahrain. This doesn’t apply to citizens of Bahrain, passengers with a residence permit issued by Bahrain and newly issued work & family visas by labor market regulatory authority (LMRA – Bahrain) work & family visas only.

Citizens and residents of Bahrain arriving from red list countries mentioned above must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. The test result must have a QR code and must undergo 10 days of mandatory in a government-designated quarantine center licensed by the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA). Passengers with an address in Bahrain, registered in their name or the name of an immediate family member, may complete their 10-day mandatory quarantine at that residence. This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

What do you need to travel?

Citizens and residents of Bahrain arriving from red list countries mentioned above must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. The test result must have a QR code.

Passengers who have not been to one of the red list countries mentioned above within 14 days of their arrival in Bahrain must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. The test result must have a QR code. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

Passengers must present proof of a prepaid reservation in their name for a designated quarantine facility or provide proof of a residence, either owned or rented by the passenger or an immediate family member before boarding.

Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Bahrain from non-red list countries with valid vaccination certificates issued by public health authorities in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore,  South Korea, the United States of America, the United Kingdom or the EU countries are exempt from mandatory quarantine requirements but must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and an additional test on the 10th day of their stay in Bahrain. Appointments for the COVID-19 PCR tests should be taken on the 5th and 10th day, and should be booked through the BeAware Bahrain App.

Passengers who received their vaccination in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait or Bahrain are arriving from non-red list countries are exempted from quarantine and providing a negative PCR rest result before departure to Bahrain.

Unvaccinated recovered passengers arriving from non-red list countries with valid immunity certificates issued by Public Health Authorities approved by the Ministry of Health in Bahrain are also exempt from presenting a negative test certificate on arrival. Passengers must prove their vaccination or immunity status through a paper certificate issued by public health authorities in the country where the vaccines were administered or, alternatively, in the case of passengers vaccinated or recovered in a country where certificates are approved by the Ministry of Health in Bahrain, through an official mobile application.

Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Bahrain from non-red list countries with valid vaccination certificates issued by public health authorities in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore,  South Korea, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and or the EU countries are exempt from mandatory quarantine requirements but must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and an additional test on the 10th day of their stay in Bahrain. Appointments for the COVID-19 PCR tests should be taken on the 5th and 10th day, and should be booked through the BeAware Bahrain App. The cost of the mandatory COVID-19 test is BHD 24.

In addition to the COVID-19 PCR test requirement, non-vaccinated passengers and passengers without a valid vaccination certificate recognized by the Government of Bahrain are required to quarantine for 10 days at a government-designated hotel licensed by the national health regulatory authority (NHRA) or at their residence. NHRA licensed hotel quarantine package can be booked on: https://www.nhra.bh/Departments/HCF/?page=159. Passengers must present proof of a prepaid reservation in their name for a designated quarantine facility or provide proof of a residence, either owned or leased by the passenger or an immediate family member before boarding a flight to Bahrain.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Kuwait

Last updated: 12 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens of Kuwait.
  • First-degree relatives of citizens of Kuwait and domestic workers with a valid visa.
  • Diplomats, diplomatic missions staff and their first-degree relatives with a valid resident visa.
  • Employees of the Ministry of Health and their first-degree relatives with a valid resident visa.
  • Governmental sector medical staff and their first-degree relatives (spouse, children) travelling alone or together.
  • Private sector medical staff (incl. technical and administrative) and their first-degree relatives (spouse, children) travelling alone or together provided they have one of the following documents:
    • a valid work ID for the private medical sector staff;
    • a valid visa showing the workplace in the private medical sector.

Citizens of Israel are prohibited to enter or transit the state of Kuwait.

Citizens of Kuwait and other GCC countries arriving at Kuwait International Airport are not allowed to exit before they register in Shlonik Application.

Passengers younger than 18 years old with a valid residence permit in Kuwait, who are eligible for vaccination but are not vaccinated, are allowed a one-time entry into Kuwait but will subject to institutional or home quarantine.

US Military members listed on official travel orders are permitted to enter Kuwait through official ports using their Military ID, and holding a valid PCR negative test result within 72 hours and:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty); or 
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V and that they also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty).

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Kuwait

All passengers, including citizens of Kuwait, must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in English. The test must be done no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers younger than 6 years are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers transiting via Dubai from Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia must have a COVID PCR certificate with QR code. 

Kuwait citizens and their first-degree relatives and domestic workers accompanying them must comply with the below requirements:

Passengers vaccinated in Kuwait must:

  • Appear green in the Immune/Kuwait mobile ID App.
  • Register and complete the information in the Shlonik Application.
  • Be subject to 7 days home quarantine from the date of arrival.

Passengers vaccinated outside Kuwait must:

  • Be vaccinated with one of the approved vaccines by the State of Kuwait (as below)
  • Upload the vaccination certificate on the Ministry of Health website if no QR code displayed on the certificate. 
  • Register and complete the information in the Shlonik application.
  • Be subject to 7 days home quarantine from the date of arrival.

Non–vaccinated passengers must:

  • Appear yellow in the Immune/Kuwait mobile ID App.
  • Register and complete the information in the Shlonik application and Kuwait Mosafer platform at https://kuwaitmosafer.com.
  • Passengers are subject to home quarantine for 1 week.

Non- Kuwait citizens must comply with the below entry requirements:

Passengers vaccinated in Kuwait must

  • Appear green in the Immune/Kuwait mobile ID App.
  • Register and complete the information in the Shlonik Application.
  • be subject to 7 days home quarantine from the date of arrival.

Passengers vaccinated outside Kuwait with an approved vaccine must:

  • Must be vaccinated with one of the approved vaccines by the State of Kuwait (as below)
  • Upload the vaccination certificate on the Ministry of Health website if no QR code is displayed on the certificate. 
  • Register and complete the information in the Shlonik application.
  • be subject to 7 days home quarantine from the date of arrival.

Vaccinated passengers outside Kuwait with a non-approved vaccine:

Passengers who have been fully vaccinated outside of Kuwait with one of the non-approved vaccines, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik can now enter Kuwait directly or indirectly without spending 14 days in a third country with the below requirements:

  • Have an additional single dose of one of the vaccines approved by Kuwait:
    • Pfizer BioNtech
    • AstraZeneca/Oxford
    • Moderna
    • Johnson & Johnson 
  • Upload the vaccination certificates on the Ministry of Health website if no QR code is displayed on the certificates.
  • Register and complete the information on “Shlonik” application.

Non-vaccinated passengers are not permitted to enter Kuwait. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers with exceptional approvals
  • Article 20 visa holders

Article 20 visa holders:

Vaccinated passengers with one of the approved vaccines by Kuwait (arriving from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka):

  • Must stay outside these countries for 14 days prior to arrival in Kuwait.
  • Are subject to 7 days home quarantine on arrival.

Vaccinated passengers arriving from any other country are subject to 7 days home quarantine on arrival.

Non-vaccinated passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka must:

  • register in the Belsalamah platform.
  • stay outside these countries for 14 days prior to their arrival and must have a 14 days institutional quarantine package booked through Belsalamah.  

Non-vaccinated passengers arriving from any other country must:

  • register in the Belsalamah platform.
  • have a 14 days institutional quarantine package booked through Belsalamah.

The approved vaccines inside or outside of Kuwait are:

  • Pfizer BioNtech vaccine (two doses)
  • AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine (two doses)
  • Moderna vaccine (two doses)
  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine (one dose)

The non-approved vaccines are: 

  • Sinopharm (two doses)
  • Sinovac (two doses)
  • Sputnik (two doses)

Exemptions from institutional quarantine:

  • Diplomatic mission and approved diplomats and their first-degree relatives (husband, wife and children) and their accompanying domestic workers provided their identification cards are presented. 
  • Kuwait citizens patients who have received treatment abroad with a certificate issued from the Kuwait Health Office in the country of treatment. 
  • Governmental and private medical staff and their first-degree relatives (husband, wife and children) and their accompanying domestic workers provided their identification cards are presented. 
  • Unaccompanied minors. Non-Kuwaiti nationals from 16 years old and above must have a vaccination certificate.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Oman

Last updated: 09 September 2021

Who can travel?

All citizens and residents of Oman, Oman visa holders, those who do not require a visa to travel to Oman, and those who can obtain a visa upon arrival are allowed to enter Oman subject to meeting the COVID-19 entry requirements.

Citizens of Oman and their families who departed from Oman before 23 August 2021 are exempt from the vaccination requirement for a maximum of two (2) months from this date. 

PCR and vaccination certificate

All passengers must have:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate with a QR code showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; and 
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken 72 hours before departure for flights less than 8 hours and before 96 hours for flights more than 8 hours. The certificate must display a QR code. Passengers arriving from countries that do not issue PCR certificate with a verification code (QR Code) will be accepted for travel provided their PCR certificate is approved by the competent authorities in their country.

This doesn't apply to:

  • passengers aged 18 and below are exempted from the requirements of the vaccine and COVID-19 PCR test.
  • patients with medical conditions that prevent them from receiving the vaccine according to an approved medical certificate are also exempted from vaccine certificates.

Passengers arriving in Oman without a negative PCR Test are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and will be subject to undergo mandatory quarantine with an electronic tracking bracelet until a negative PCR test results is received. This does not apply to passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 but tested positive on arrival providing they submit proof that they have completed the prescribed isolation period in the country where they were infected before traveling to Oman.

Pre-registration prior to departure 

All passengers arriving in Oman, including diplomats, are required to complete the pre-registration via (Tarassud+) platform and upload the vaccination certificate and COVID-19 PCR certificate both displaying QR codes. A fee is applicable for registering upon arrival to Oman.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Qatar

Last updated: 12 October 2021

Who can travel?

The following passengers are permitted to enter Qatar:

  • Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (not allowed to enter with a national ID card)
  • Passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Qatar
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Qatar. They must have an Exceptional Entry Permit. This does not apply to the non-Qatari citizens under the sponsorship of a Qatari citizen when travelling with the sponsor or one of the sponsor’s first-degree relatives or non-Qatari citizens sponsored by a Qatari company and travelling together with the owner of the company (Qatari) on the same flight.
  • Passengers with a diplomatic ID issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar and their family members
  • Spouses and children of citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. They must travel together.
  • Domestic workers of citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the sponsor's first-degree relatives. Their residence permit must be valid for at least 6 months and their passport must be valid longer than their residence permit. A pre-arranged e-visa is also required to enter Qatar.
  • Citizens of foreign countries who are entitled to visa on arrival in Qatar.
  • Passengers with a pre-arranged family or personal visit visa.

Pre-arranged family or personal visit visa conditions of entry:  

  • Valid family visit visa or personal visit visa.
  • A passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • Health insurance for all medical expenses for duration of stay/visit.
  • Confirmed return ticket valid for 3 months.
  • Passengers must be fully vaccinated with vaccines approved by the Ministry of Public Health and must have completed a period of 14 days after the second dose.
  • Register and obtain a pre-travel electronic approval from the Ministry of Public health via the EHTERAZ website. Approval must be presented at check-in.
  • Hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival from approved medical center in the country of departure.

Visa on arrival for citizens of Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, even if they are holding a GCC residence permit, has been suspended until further notice. They must get a pre-arranged visa before travelling to Qatar. This includes passengers holding travel documents or refugee passport.

What do you need to travel?

PCR requirements

All passengers entering Qatar must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. The test result must be issued by an approved testing centre listed on https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Countries-Classified-Low-Risk-of-COVID-19.aspx.

Quarantine requirements

Passengers, including Qatar citizens and diplomatic passport holders, are subject to home or hotel quarantine for 5, 7 or 10 nights depending on the country of departure: 

Hotel quarantine does not apply to passengers who are fully vaccinated and hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate approved by Qatar Ministry of Health. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech.

Further details on exemptions and updates on the travel policy can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx.

All passengers (optional for citizens and residents of Qatar) travelling to Qatar must register on the EHTERAZ website selecting the option “Pre-Registration System” and complete their details at least 12 hours before travel.

Passengers will be required to present a mandatory valid travel authorisation approval at check-in otherwise they will not be accepted to travel.

All passengers must also complete and carry a printed copy of a health assessment form prior to arrival to Qatar. Download the health assessment form.

Please note that all entry documents must be printed.

Effective from 02 August 2021, citizens and residents of Qatar are exempted from hotel quarantine:

  • Pregnant and lactating women who have children up to two years old (regardless of whether they are accompanied by a fully immunized or recovered husband who did not accompany them) will be subject to home quarantine according to the classification of the country of departure, provided that the PCR test is applied according to the travel and return policy.
  • Citizens and residents aged (75) years and above will be subject to home quarantine according to the classification of the country of departure, provided that the PCR test is applied in accordance with the travel and return policy.
Fully vaccinated citizens and residents of Qatar arriving from any country other than Bangladesh, Bermuda, Cuba, Dominica, Egypt, Grenada, Guam, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, New Caledonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sudan, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines or Suriname, will be required to take a PCR test within 36 hours of arrival in Qatar.
 
Citizens and residents of Qatar who are not vaccinated or vaccinated with two doses of conditionally approved vaccines (Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik-V) arriving from any country other than the countries mentioned above must conduct an antibody test valid for 30 days from the arrival in Qatar and must present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Qatar.
 
All passengers arriving from Bangladesh, Bermuda, Cuba, Dominica, Egypt, Grenada, Guam, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, New Caledonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sri-lanka, Sudan, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines or Suriname must hold a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Qatar. All passengers are subject to a 2-day institutional quarantine which must be booked on Discover Qatar platform.

Non-vaccinated citizens and residents of Qatar arriving from India, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Sudan are subject to a 7-day institutional hotel quarantine.

Non-vaccinated citizens and residents of Qatar arriving from any country other than India, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Sudan are subject to a 7-day home quarantine.     

Non-vaccinated tourists arriving from India, Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Sudan are not allowed to enter Qatar.

Non-residents of Qatar must register via online registration platform www.ehteraz.gov.qa at least 3 days before arrival.

All passengers are required to sign an Undertaking and acknowledgment form before arrival to Qatar and must present it at the time of check-in. Citizens and residents of Qatar who have been fully vaccinated in Qatar arriving from one of the Green zone countries are exempt from this requirement.

Visa on arrival entry conditions

Foreign citizens eligible for visa on arrival (non-vaccinated foreign citizens are not permitted to enter with visa on arrival). 

  • Citizens of Argentina, Armenia, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, the Seychelles, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine are eligible for a tourist visa on arrival for 90 days which is not extendable during period of 180 days;
  • Citizens of Australia, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China (People’s Republic of), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Georgia, Guinea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep),  Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama,  Paraguay, Peru, Russia,  San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, United Kingdom And United States of America are eligible tourist visa on arrival for 30 days and is extendable for the similar period during 180 days;
  • Citizens of Falkland Islands, French Guiana, India*, Macao (Republic of China), Mauritius, Montenegro, Taiwan (Republic of China) and Rwanda are eligible for a tourist visa on arrival for 30 days, extendable for a similar period subject to the following conditions:
    • The passport is valid for at least 6 months.
    • Hold a confirmed return ticket.
    • Hold a hotel booking confirmation for the duration of the stay in any hotel in Qatar. 
    • Hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate confirming they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival. The certificate must be approved by the Ministry of Public Health.
    • Hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
    • Register and receive a mandatory travel approval on EHTERAZ website of the Ministry of Public Health at least 12 hours before departure and present a copy at check-in.

*Citizens of India must have and present a minimum amount of USD 1,400 or a valid credit card to obtain a free tourist visa on arrival for a period of 30 days, which can be extended for a similar period. Please note that the credit card or the amount of money includes an entire family.

GCC residents and their accompanying persons under their sponsorship are eligible for visa on arrival subject to the following conditions:

  • The profession of the GCC resident shall be one of the approved professions. List of professions available on https://portal.moi.gov.qa/wps/portal/MOIInternet.
  • Hold a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • Hold a residence permit valid for at least 6 months.
  • Hold a confirmed return ticket.
  • Hold a hotel booking confirmation for the duration of the stay in any hotel in Qatar.
  • Visa on arrival fee of QAR 100 to be paid by credit card.
  • Visa is issued for 1 month on arrival and is extendable for a further 3 months. Extension charge of QAR 100 to be paid by credit card.
  • Overstay penalty for violation shall be QAR 200 per day.
  • Hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate confirming they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival. The certificate must be approved by the Ministry of Public Health.
  • Hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
  • Register and receive a mandatory travel approval on EHTERAZ website of the Ministry of Public Health at least 12 hours before departure and present a copy at check-in.

Citizens of Pakistan are eligible for a tourist visa on arrival for 30 days extendable for similar period subject to the following conditions:

  • Hold a passport valid for at least 6 months. 
  • Hold a confirmed return ticket.
  • Hold a polio vaccination certificate.
  • Hold a hotel booking confirmation for the duration of the stay in any hotel in Qatar. 
  • Hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate confirming they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival. The certificate must be approved by the Ministry of Public Health.
  • Hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
  • Register and receive a mandatory travel approval on EHTERAZ website of the Ministry of Public Health at least 12 hours before departure and present a copy at check-in.

Citizens of Belarus and Iran are eligible for a tourist visa or business visa on arrival for 30 days subject to the following conditions: 

  • Hold sufficient funds to cover their stay.
  • Hold a confirmed return ticket.
  • Hold a hotel booking confirmation for the duration of the stay in any hotel in Qatar.
  • Pay applicable visa fees. 
  • Hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate confirming they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival. The certificate must be approved by the Ministry of Public Health.
  • Hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
  • Register and receive a mandatory travel approval on EHTERAZ website of the Ministry of Public Health at least 12 hours before departure and present a copy at check-in. 

For further details, please refer to the Ministry of Public Health website: https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Saudi Arabia

Last updated: 17 October 2021

Who can travel?

Effective from Wednesday, 08 September 2021 (11:00 am Saudi local time), entry to Saudi Arabia is permitted to passengers travelling from Argentina, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates subject to meeting the entry requirements.

The following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Saudi Arabia:

  • citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia;
  • first-degree family members of citizens of Saudi Arabia;
  • citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
  • passengers with an exit/entry, work, residence or visit visa issued by Saudi Arabia.
  • passengers with a tourist visa issued by Saudi Arabia. They must also have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure;
  • domestic workers of citizens of Saudi Arabia. They must be accompanied by the sponsor;
  • domestic workers of citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first-degree family members of the sponsor.
  • passengers with an Umrah visa. They must also have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure.

Entry restrictions 

Until further notice, passengers who have transited through or have been in Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan or Turkey within the last 14 days are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia. This does not apply to:

  • citizens of Saudi Arabia, their first-degree relatives and domestic helpers under the sponsorship of Saudi Arabian citizens when travelling together;
  • residence permit holders who have already taken 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia;
  • health workers;
  • diplomats and their family members.

Passengers, including citizens of Saudi Arabia, who have transited through or have been in Afghanistan, Ethiopia or Vietnam in the last 14 days are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia. This does not include:

  • diplomats and their family members.
  • crew members.
  • health workers.

The exempted passengers will be subject to a 5-day home quarantine on arrival and must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on day 5.

The following categories of workers in the educational sectors both public and private are allowed to enter Saudi Arabia, if arriving from the above restricted countries but they need to undergo an institutional quarantine for 5 days including their companions and family members. Passengers who have received one does or have been fully vaccinated in Saudi Arabia are exempt from institutional quarantine:

  • Faculty members and persons of equivalent status in universities, colleges and institutes.
  • Public school teachers.
  • General Training Authority staff in the General Institution for Technical and Occupational Training and Training institutes. 
  • Scholarship students.
Citizens of Saudi Arabia are not permitted to travel to Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam without prior permission from the concerned authorities.

Pre-departure requirements

All passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued by an authorised laboratory no more than 72 hours before the last direct flight to Saudi Arabia. Citizens of Saudi Arabia and children under the age of 8 years are exempt from this requirement.

Quarantine package and COVID-19 vaccination entry requirements 

Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a 5-night quarantine package booked through Holidays by flydubai to enter Saudi Arabia. This doesn’t apply to:

  • Citizens of Saudi Arabia who’s status in the Tawakkalna App shows immune.
  • Residents of Saudi Arabia with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine in Saudi Arabia.
  • Residents of Saudi Arabia who have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by WHO, but not by Saudi Arabia, and received a booster dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria),  Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) providing that the dose received outside Saudi Arabia is registered on the Ministry of Health platform at https://eservices.moh.gov.sa/coronavaccineregistration. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam.
  • Residents with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 14 days before departure. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam.
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved in Saudi Arabia. They must register in Muqeem and receive a confirmation before departure. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam.
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 14 days before departure. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam.
  • Passengers who have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by WHO, but not by Saudi Arabia, and received a booster dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). They must provide a proof of received vaccinations in accordance with the Ministry of Health and must be registered in the Quddum platform. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam.

Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the vaccine at least 14 days before arrival must complete "The registration immunization information form” available at https://muqeem.sa/#vaccine-registration/home; and must download the Tawakkalna App and submit their personal details before departure. The complete registration confirmation must be presented at check-in. This does not apply to:

  • citizens of Saudi Arabia;
  • first-degree family members of citizens of Saudi Arabia. They must be travelling together;
  • citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. They must have not transited through or been in Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam in the past 14 days;
  • residents of Saudi Arabia, if not vaccinated in Saudi Arabia with 2 doses. They must have not transited through or been in Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam in the past 14 days;
  • passengers with an exit/entry work, residence or visit visa issued by Saudi Arabia, if not vaccinated in Saudi Arabia with 2 doses. They must have not transited through or been in Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam in the past 14 days;
  • domestic workers of citizens of Saudi Arabia. They must be accompanied by the sponsor;
  • domestic workers of citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first-degree family members of the sponsor. They must have not transited through or been in Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam in the past 14 days.
Passengers who are holding a valid resident or work visa and arriving from one of the non-restricted countries with a confirmed booking from one of the listed facilities on “Institutional Quarantine facilities approved by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing” are allowed to enter Saudi Arabia. The booking confirmation must display a QR code which will be verified at the time of check-in and boarding.

Medical insurance

Passengers visiting Saudi Arabia must have medical insurance to cover their treatment of COVID-19. This does not apply to citizens and residents of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Read more about the Complimentary COVID-19 cover.

Other information

  • All passengers, including citizens of GCC countries, must carry a valid passport.
  • Suspension of visa on arrival and e-visa issuance until further notice.
  • Onward connecting flights from Saudi Arabia airports are subject to confirmation from the onward carrier.
  • Exit/entry visas validity for residents of Saudi Arabia can be checked at https://muqeem.sa/#/visa-validity/check

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

United Arab Emirates

Last updated: 14 October 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

Citizens of India can obtain a visa on arrival in Dubai provided they hold one of the following:

  • a visitor visa or a green card issued by the Unites States; or
  • a residence permit issued by the United Kingdom or one of the European Union member states; or 
  • a valid visa issued by the United States, the United Kingdom or one of the European Union member states with a minimum validity period of six (6) months.

What do you need to travel?

Procedures for UAE residents and visitors arriving in Dubai:

  • Passengers with any type of visa and/or entry permission granted by the appropriate authority in the United Arab Emirates who have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam or Zambia in the last 14 days will be allowed to travel to Dubai subject to meeting the following entry requirements:
    • passengers who are UAE resident visa holders must have an approval with QR code granted by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) or an approval granted by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to return to the UAE;
    • passengers must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (displaying a QR code) in English or Arabic from a test taken in the country of departure by an approved health service no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai;
    • passengers must undergo a rapid PCR test (based on molecular diagnostic testing intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS-COV-2 viral RNA) at the departure airport within 6 hours of boarding the aircraft and the test report must display a QR code (passengers travelling from Ethiopia must report to check-in 7 hours prior to the departure of their flight and carry ETB 1,200 to pay for the rapid PCR test);
    • passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival in Dubai.

  • Passengers departing from any of the countries listed above via one of these restricted countries must undergo a rapid PCR test at the transit point within 6 hours of the departure of the inbound flight to Dubai or at the originating point within 6 hours of departure if they don’t enter the transit point.

    Passengers departing from a country not listed above via a restricted country must undergo a rapid PCR test at the transit point within 6 hours of the departure of the inbound flight to Dubai (unless they don’t enter the transit point).

    Passengers who are unable to meet all of the entry requirements above must complete 14 days in a non-restricted country before travelling to Dubai.

    Please note that children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing. Moderate to severe disabilities include neurological disorders, as well as intellectual or developmental disabilities, for example, acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Bell’s Palsy, brain tumour, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy and seizures. All other passengers (including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically challenged) must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result as per the requirements.

  • Passengers arriving in Dubai from Egypt, Lebanon or Sudan must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken at a certified lab (in the country from which they are travelling) no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code.

  • If you are a UAE resident or visitor arriving in Dubai, regardless of where your journey originated, you must be able to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (from a test taken in the country of departure no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai). Arriving passengers from the following countries will also be required to undergo an additional PCR test when landing in Dubai: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe.

  • UAE nationals are not required to take a PCR test before returning to Dubai, regardless of the destination they are coming from and the time spent there. UAE nationals will be tested on arrival in Dubai.

    This exemption from the requirement to be PCR-tested before arriving in Dubai is also extended to the following categories of passenger:
    • inbound passengers accompanying the first-degree relative of a UAE national;
    • domestic workers being accompanied by a UAE national sponsor.
    These exempted passengers must be travelling on the same flight as the relative or sponsor.

  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai, you must be able to present a printed copy of the negative result in English or Arabic to be accepted for travel. Soft copies on mobile phones and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be taken at a UAE government approved laboratory or one of the laboratories listed here. To request for a COVID-19 PCR test, click here. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing. Moderate to severe disabilities include neurological disorders, as well as intellectual or developmental disabilities, for example, acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Bell’s Palsy, brain tumour, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy and seizures. All other passengers (including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically challenged) must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result as per the requirements.

  • Please note that PCR certificates must be issued in the country of departure. Passengers are not permitted to return to Dubai with a PCR certificate issued in the UAE.

  • Please note that if the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai, you will need to quarantine until you receive your results. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days. You will also need to download the COVID19 - DXB Smart App (from Apple App Store or from Google Play Store) and register with the Dubai Health Authority prior to arrival in Dubai.

  • Please note that even if you are not required to take a second PCR test on arrival in Dubai, you may be selected at random to take another test. If you are selected at random to take a second test on arrival in Dubai, you will need to download the COVID19 - DXB Smart App and quarantine until you receive your results.

  • All passengers arriving in Dubai need to comply with precautionary COVID-19 measures, including wearing a mask, observing social distancing and washing hands regularly.

  • All passengers departing from Dubai need to follow transit and final destination requirements. Please check travel requirements by country here

Requirements for UAE resident visa holders:

  • The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) has extended the expiry date of Dubai-issued UAE resident visas for nationals of AfghanistanBangladeshthe Democratic Republic of the Congo, EthiopiaIndiaIndonesiaLiberiaNamibiaNepalNigeriaPakistanSierra LeoneSri LankaSouth AfricaUgandaVietnam and Zambia who are stranded outside of the UAE. The expiry date has been extended to 10 November 2021. This applies to Dubai-issued UAE resident visas which have expired or will expire between 20 April 2021 and 09 November 2021 inclusive. The expiry date will not be extended for UAE residents with Dubai-issued visas who have stayed outside of the UAE for more than 6 months if they left before 20 October 2020. The status of Dubai-issued resident visas can be checked at https://amer.gdrfad.gov.ae/visa-inquiry

  • If you hold a valid residence visa issued by an emirate other than Dubai, you will need to confirm your entry/re-entry to the UAE at uaeentry.ica.gov.ae before booking your flight. If you do not confirm your entry/re-entry to the UAE, you will not be accepted for travel. You can check the validity of your visa at https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/default.html#/fileValidity.

  • Please note that if you hold a UAE residence visa, you must not stay outside of the country for more than 180 days.

Passengers transiting in Dubai:

  • If you are transiting in Dubai and your journey originated in any country not listed below, unless mandated by your final destination, you are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai. However, make sure you can meet any transit and final destination entry requirements.

  • If you are transiting in Dubai and your journey originated in Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam or Zambia, you must:
    • obtain the necessary entry permission/approval from the country which is their final destination;
    • be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (displaying a QR code) in English or Arabic from a test taken in the country of departure by an approved health service no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai.

  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai, you must be able to present a printed copy of the negative result in English or Arabic to be accepted for travel. Soft copies on mobile phones and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be taken at a UAE government approved laboratory or one of the laboratories listed here. To request for a COVID-19 PCR test, click here. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing. Moderate to severe disabilities include neurological disorders, as well as intellectual or developmental disabilities, for example, acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Bell’s Palsy, brain tumour, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy and seizures. All other passengers (including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically challenged) must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result as per the requirements.

  • Please note that PCR certificates must be issued in the country of departure. Passengers are not permitted to return to Dubai with a PCR certificate issued in the UAE.

  • Please note that if the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to

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