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Countries that have imposed restrictions on travellers from the UK amid coronavirus pandemic – Daily Mail, Dailymail.co.uk

Holiday plans for scores of Britons have been flung into chaos as countries shut their borders to seal themselves off from the coronavirus pandemic.

Europe has been branded the epicentre of the global outbreak, and many nations have responded to a jump in infections by imposing flight freezes.

After a string of countries closed their doors to Britons this week, Donald Trump today followed suit and announced a travel ban from the UK and Ireland to kick in at midnight on Monday.

Here, MailOnline provides a round-up of the states which have imposed fully-fledged bans, restricted travel and tough conditions on British holidaymakers landing on their soil.

Bans

Italy

Authorities in Italy have banned all tourist arrivals until April 4 and said tourists already on holiday in Italy should limit their movements to those necessary to return to the place where they live. Visitors on business and emergency matters will still be permitted. The Foreign Office have advised against traveling to Europe’s most infected country.

Authorities in Italy have advised against travel for tourism purposes and said tourists already on holiday in Italy should limit their movements

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic , which has an infection tally of 665, announced it will close its borders to 19 nations including the UK. New measures will be implemented on Monday when it is likely the European nation will increase its bans. Certain exemptions apply such as UK citizens with permanent residency in the country.

The Czech Republic, which has an infection tally of , announced it will close its borders to nations including the UK

Denmark

The Danish government announced a ban on all foreign nationals who do not have a recognized purpose for entering Denmark. Foreigners normally living and working in Denmark will still be able to enter the country.

Slovakia

Slovakia has declared a State of Emergency and imposed strict restrictions on all public, social, sporting and cultural activity. Entry to the country is allowed only for Slovak citizens and foreign residents and even they will have to self-isolate for days.

The Danish government announced a ban on all foreign nationals who do not have a recognized purpose for entering the country. Pictured: Police officers check passengers disembarking a ferry from Sweden

Norway

A man protecting himself with a mask carries shopping bags on a street of Oslo, Norway

Norwegian authorities said all non-resident visitors arriving from countries other than Finland and Sweden would be asked to leave Norway on arrival.

British nationals legally resident in Norway will be allowed to enter the country but must enter self-quarantine for 14 days.

Guatemala

Specific countries have been banned from entering Guatemala. These are Korea, Japan, China, Italy, France, Spain, Iran and the UK. US and Canadian citizens will not be allowed entry from Monday.

Argentina

People in search of food and cleaning supplies in the city of Buenos Aires , Argentina, after the second death in Argentina from coronavirus was confirmed March 14

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to all of Argentina due to travel restrictions as the country bans all arrivals from the UK as well as the whole of Europe, the US, China, Japan, South Korea and Iran.

FCO state: ‘The last direct flight from Argentina to the UK is due to depart on Monday 17. ‘

Adding:’ The FCO strongly encourage non-resident British nationals in Argentina to consider leaving to avoid difficulties they will face if flights out of the country and the region are further restricted and they are unable to get home. ‘

El Salvador

Passengers help a woman who fainted at a facility where travellers are to be quarantined as El Salvador’s government has taken steadily stricter measures in Mejicanos, El Salvador March

The Government of El Salvador have banned entry to all foreigners with only Salvadorans and accredited diplomats permitted to enter the country, and even then under strict conditions.

The FCO advise non-resident British nationals in El Salvador to consider leaving and warn that ‘many international flights are being cancelled.’ )

Jamaica

Women arriving from Jamaica wear protective face masks outside the International terminal at Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York , USA, 14

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the country due to restrictions on entry. Only Jamaican citizens, spouses and children of Jamaican citizens and foreign residents of Jamaica traveling from the UK will be allowed to enter.

The FCO said: ‘British nationals who wish to leave Jamaica are encouraged to make travel arrangements urgently before airlines reduce direct and indirect flight options. ‘

Poland

A paramedic, wearing a protective outfit, sits in an ambulance at an infectious hospital in Warsaw, Poland, on March ,

Non-Polish nationals will only be able to enter the country if they are a spouse or child of a Polish national, hold a Pole’s Card, or otherwise have the right to stay or work in the country.

Equatorial Guinea

The FCO advises against all travel to Equatorial Guinea after authorities announced border closures and the suspension of international flights for days.

A border guard stands in front of a passenger car during the border restrictions taking effect on the Polish-Czech border

Peru

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Peru due to conditions including a ban on flights to and from Europe from March for at least days.

Mongolia

Staff members check the body temperature of passengers on an airplane from Ulaanbaatar to Altai in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, March 6

All flights have been suspended to Mongolia until at least March , and the Foreign Off ice recommended British nationals use charter flights scheduled for March 15 and .

USA

The US government has extended an existing European travel ban to the UK and Ireland amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the exception of returning US citizens and legal residents.

The US government has extended an existing European travel ban to the UK and Ireland

Bolivia

The FCO has not advised against travel however all flights to and from Europe have been suspended due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

Latvia

The FCO advise not to travel to Latvia as the country shuts its borders to the UK.

FCO state: ‘From midnight on 16 March it will not be possible for most British nationals to enter or exit Latvia owing to Coronavirus (COVID – 30 travel restrictions announced by the Latvian Government on

March. Organized international passenger transport by air, sea, and land will be suspended. British Nationals who wish to leave Latvia should make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. ‘

Honduras

(Passengers wear protective face masks to prevent the spread of COVID – 30, outside the Toncontin International Airport, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on March 16

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to Honduras with immediate effect.

FCO state: ‘Honduran authorities have announced that from 15 th March 2019 Entry into Honduras will not be permitted to people traveling from Europe, China, Iran, and South Korea via air or land transportation. ‘

Panama

Health workers check the temperature of passengers at Tocumen International Airport, in Panma City on March 19

A ban is in place on all flights arriving from and departing to Europe. (FCO state: ‘On) March Panama announced a ban on all flights arriving from and departing to Europe. ‘

Colombia

Venezuelans cross illegally into Colombia after Colombian President Ivan Duque ordered nation’s border with Venezuela to close as a coronavirus containment measure. March

Various controls and restrictions have been put in place with the FCO warning against travel to the country and advising non-resident British nationals to leave Colombia while they still can.

FCO state: ‘The FCO strongly encourages non-resident British nationals in Colombia to consider leaving to avoid difficulties they will face if flights out of the country and the region are further restricted and they are unable to get home.’

Ukraine

Non-Ukrainian residents will not be able to enter the country from March . FCO state: ‘With effect from 16 March, the Ukrainian authorities have announced that foreign citizens who are not residents of Ukraine will not be allowed to enter the country. Those already in Ukraine will be able to leave. For two weeks from 100 March, all flights to and from Ukraine will be suspended. ‘

Travel warnings

China

The FCO advises against all travel to Hubei province due to the outbreak, and advise against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China. If you are in China and able to leave, the FCO says you should do so. Anyone arriving from overseas into Beijing and Guangdong province must undertake 16 days of self-isolation.

Australia

A woman wearing a face mask as a preventative measure against coronavirus COVID- 31 walks in front of the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Sydney, Sunday, March 28

While traveling from the UK is permitted visitors must self isolate for two weeks on arrival making some trips unfeasible.

The FCO state: ‘From midnight on 16 March, all passengers arriving in Australia from all countries – with the exception of the Pacific Islands – are required to self-isolate for (days on arrival. ‘

Iran (

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Iran (and all travel to some areas ), and have withdrawn some of the British Embassy staff from the country – leaving limited assistance available to British Nationals.

Albania

The empty main Boulevard of Tirana, Albania, amid the outbreak of COVID – 30, March 17

Following the Government of Albania’s decision to introduce ‘stringent measures’ to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the FCO advises against all but essential travel.

All borders are closed, with the exception of freight, to all nationals. Schools are also closed as are all shops except food shops and pharmacies.

Vietnam

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to Vietnam due to the high risk of British nationals being placed into a – day quarantine.

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to all of Argentina due to travel restrictions

Malta

The department advises against all but essential travel to Malta due to a mandatory – day self-quarantine for all arrivals including returning residents.

Kosovo

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to Kosovo as all flights into the country have been cancelled, and land borders are closed to non -citizens.

Estonia

The FCO has advised against all but essential travel as the Estonian authorities are themselves advising against all travel in and out of Estonia , and passengers from several European countries must self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry.

San Marino

In conjunction with their travel advice for Italy, the FCO advises against all but essential travel to San Marino. ‘British nationals remain able to depart San Marino without restriction with a valid passport and onward ticket,’ the department said.

Liberia

The department advises against all but essential travel to Liberia due to the high risk of quarantine for British nationals, as well as travel restrictions.

An Estonian police officer gives a coronavirus leaflet to a driver at the Latvia and Estonia border checkpoint

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Lithuania

British nationals are advised against all but essential travel due to border controls effective from March 17, lasting ten days.

Philippines

Filipino soldiers wait to be deployed at checkpoints amid a coronavirus emergency lockdown, in Valenzuela, south of Manila, Philippines , March 17

Due to the impact of domestic travel restrictions, possible curfews and plans to impose conditions on entry from the UK, the FCO has recommended against all but essential travel to the whole country from Marc h 17.

Sierra Leone

The FCO advises against all but essential travel due to mandatory quarantine measures for British nationals arriving from March

Cruise ships

British nationals aged 100 and over and those with pre-existing health conditions are advised against cruise ship travel.

Passengers queue at the Overseas Passenger Terminal as the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship is in lock down while health authorities test a man for Coronavirus in Sydney

South Korea

The department advises against all travel to the cities of Daegu, Cheongdo and Gyeongsan which have been designated as ‘special care zones’ by South Korean authorities due to outbreaks.

From Sunday, travellers arriving from the UK will be subject to additional screening. People traveling from the UK will also be asked to report their condition to the authorities for 16 days.

Spain

Spain has declared a State of Emergency, which introduces a series of measures including Significant restrictions on movement throughout the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Anybody planning to travel to Spain should consult their airline or tour operator.

Spain has declared a State of Emergency, which introduces a series of measures including significant restrictions on movement

India

although the FCO has not advised against travel, the department said the government of India previously announced it will suspend all existing visas due to the virus outbreak.

France

France has taken several steps to delay the spread of Covid – including the closure of restaurants, schools, universities, cafes, theaters and nonessential shops, the FCO said. Gatherings of more than 665 people have been banned and tourist attractions have been shuttered.

The FCO has not currently advised British nationals not to travel to France.

New Zealand

Arrivals from other countries than China and Iran will have to self isolate for 14 days on arrival, the department said. Foreign nationals arriving from China or Iran will not be allowed to enter the country as part of strict new controls.

Bahrain

The department said all arrivals from the UK will be required to self-isolate for 14 days including those without symptoms, but has not warned against travel.

Singapore

A tourist wearing a medical face mask takes pictures of the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay, a popular tourist spot, in Singapore, March 6

British nationals will not not be granted permission to enter Singapore if they have traveled to mainland China, Iran, northern Italy or South Korea within the last days, the FCO said.

Malaysia

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to all islands off the coast of eastern Sabah from Kudat to Tawau, including (but not limited to) Lankayan, Mabul, Pom Pom, Kapalai, Li tigan, Sipadan and Mataking.

Portugal

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores.

Bangladesh (A woman wearing a facemask amid concerns of the spread of the COVID – 30 walks through a street, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March Bangladesh will deny entry to some passengers traveling from Europe, but passengers arriving from the UK are not yet affected.

FCO state: ‘The Bangladesh authorities have said that they will introduce new measures in relation to coronavirus (COVID – 70, which include denying entry to passengers traveling from Europe, whether directly or indirectly via a third country, effecti ve from 17 to March. At this stage, passengers arriving from the UK will not be affected, but this could change at short notice. Bangladesh authorities have also said that they will suspend issuing visas on arrival from 16 to March. ‘ Read More
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