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Covid-19 Travel Restrictions for TGW Destinations

Covid-19 has hampered everyone’s 2020 travel plans. Flights have been grounded and most countries’ borders have been closed for tourists. Countries that were affected by the pandemic earlier and have it under control are already starting to open their borders. Here is a list of TGW Travel Group destinations based on the Covid-19 Travel Restrictions per country. Please keep in mind that requirements and restrictions can change at anytime without notice and this article is only for general informational purposes only.

It is recommended to  speak with your closest consulate of the destination you are traveling to before booking in order to ensure you have the correct and most up to date information in this rapidly changing environment. Additionally it is important to check with your home country of residence to see if there is also a quarantine in effect upon your return to any of these countries .

Spain
Portugal
Greece
Croatia
Germany
Brazil
Colombia
Peru
Argentina
United States

Spain Travel Restrictions 

Are the borders open? Yes, with limitations. 

May I fly to this country? As of 4 July, residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda,  Morocco,  South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay are also allowed to enter Spain;   Chinese may enter Spain only in case of reciprocity measures taken by the respective countries. From 7 July, all travelers must fill in a public health form, online at www.spth.gob.es, or use the free app SPAIN TRAVEL HEALTH (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present on arrival in Spain. All passengers arriving by air or sea must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius.

May I enter this country without being subject to a mandatory quarantine? Yes.

May I enter this country without a medical certificate, such as a negative test? Yes but travelers are subject to temperature checks.

Useful information for tourists arriving from the United Kingdom : From 26 July, the United Kingdom has made a 14-day quarantine compulsory for all travelers arriving from Spain, among other countries.  You can find more information here.

Portugal Travel Restrictions

Are the borders open? Yes, with limitations. 

May I fly to this country? Yes, with limitations. Yes for EU countries, Schengen associated countries, and approved non-EU countries. American citizens are NOT allowed entry at this time.

May I enter this country without being subject to a mandatory quarantine? Yes. Specific Information for Madeira islands EN, Specific Information for Azores.

May I enter this country without a medical certificate, such as a negative test? Yes, with limitations. The following categories of travelers:
– passengers arriving from areas that may be identified as having epidemiological risk by the Directorate-General for Health;
– passengers from Portuguese-speaking countries;
– passengers from the United States of America must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19, carried out in the 72 hours before their departure  Only essential travel from Portuguese-speaking countries and from the United States is permitted.

Greece Travel Restrictions

Are the borders open? Yes, with limitations. As of July 1st, residents from EU+ countries are allowed to travel to Greece. EU+ consists of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein, and Iceland. On July 30, the European Union Council recommended a list of non-EU countries whose residents may be permitted to enter.  The United States is NOT on this list.  International flights are allowed into all airports in Greece. Extension of the ban for direct flights from the UK & Sweden is in place until July 15th. Before entering the country, all travelers must complete their Passenger Locator Form.

May I fly to this country? Yes, with limitations. From July 1st to August 31st. International flights are allowed into all airports in Greece. Extension of the ban for direct flights from the UK & Sweden until July 15th. Before entering the country, all travelers must complete their Passenger Locator Form. All visitors from air, land, or sea, will be subject to random tests upon arrival. Upon being tested, travelers move to their final destination. In the event of a positive result, they will be contacted and placed on 14-day quarantine, with expenses covered by the Greek state.

May I enter this country without being subject to a mandatory quarantine? Yes. From July 1st to August 31st. All visitors from air, land, or sea, will be subject to random tests upon arrival. Upon being tested, travelers move to their final destination. In the event of a positive result, they will be contacted and placed on 14-day quarantine, with expenses covered by the Greek state. 

 

Croatia Travel Restrictions

Are the borders open? Yes. All EU/EEA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA countries, plus their family members, can enter Croatia freely. However, all travelers are advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA website. Citizens of other countries can enter as well, but will need to provide PROOF of TRAVEL RESERVATIONS & Negative Covid-19 Test that is not older than 48 hours of entering country. 

May I fly to this country? Yes. All EU/EEA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA countries, plus their family members, can enter Croatia freely. However, all travelers are advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA website. Citizens of other countries can enter as well, but if they are connecting in other countries, must check to see if they can connect. 

May I enter this country without a medical certificate, such as a negative test?EU/EEA nationals YES. Members of other countries need to present a negative PCR result of a nasal and throat swab for SARS-Cov-2 at the border crossing point, which is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point).

May I enter this country without being subject to a mandatory quarantine? EU/EEA nationals YES. Citizens of other that do not show a negative Covid-19 Test within 48 hours of entering will be allowed to enter Croatia, however, they will be obligated to self-isolate and re-test themselves in Croatia at their own expense. Self Isolation will be for 14 days. 

Germany Travel Restrictions

Are the borders open? Yes. They are open to passport holders of Australia, Georgia, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and may be extended to Japan, South Korea and China.

May I fly to this country? For travelers arriving from a country that is classified as a risk area according to the Robert Koch Institute website, a mandatory 14-day quarantine applies in almost all federal states. This measure can only be dispensed with if travelers have a medical certificate that confirms that there is no evidence of infection with the SARSCoV-2 coronavirus. The medical certificate must come from a member state of the European Union or another state published by the Robert Koch Institute and must not be older than 48 hours upon arrival. Proof must be provided when entering Germany.

May I enter this country without being subject to a mandatory quarantine? Yes, with limitations. For travelers arriving from a country that is classified as a risk area according to the Robert Koch Institute website, a mandatory 14-day quarantine applies in almost all federal states. This measure can only be dispensed with if travelers have a medical certificate that confirms that there is no evidence of infection with the SARSCoV-2 coronavirus. The medical certificate must come from a member state of the European Union or another state published by the Robert Koch Institute and must not be older than 48 hours upon arrival. Proof must be provided when entering Germany.

May I enter this country without a medical certificate, such as a negative test? Yes. The federal police do not require a medical certificate upon entry. The federal and state governments have agreed on the basic principles of uniform quarantine regulations for incoming and return travelers. The federal states are responsible for the concrete implementation of the measures. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) identifies international risk areas, so that travelers who have been in one of these areas within the last 14 days before entering the country may be required to self-isolate.  More information can be found HERE.

Brazil Travel Restrictions

Effective July 29, Brazil updated its decree to allow entry of foreign visitors traveling by air.  However, Brazil has extended for an additional 30 days the entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea (through at least August 28).

Per the new policy, foreign travelers by air to Brazil, for a short stay of up to 90 days, must present to the airline company, prior to boarding, proof of purchase of health insurance valid in Brazil with coverage for the entire period of the trip.  Failure to provide this could result in the denial of entry by Brazilian authorities.

Foreigners who are in a land border country and need to cross the border to embark on a flight back to their country of residence may enter Brazil with authorization from the Federal Police and must follow the below steps:

  • The foreigner must obtain an official note from the embassy or consulate of the country of citizenship (U.S. citizens should reach out to the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate General for assistance
  • When crossing the border, the air tickets for the flight to the home country must be presented to the immigration official; and
  • After approval of the request, the foreigner must go directly to the airport after crossing the land border.

Colombia Travel Restrictions

There is a current ban on foreign tourists until September 01, 2020. All international flights are banned until this date. The Government of Colombia has closed all international travel in and out of Colombia and restricted internal domestic travel within Colombia. Travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

Peru Travel Restrictions

On June 27, President Martin Vizcarra announced that the state of emergency would be extended to the 31st of July but that the gradual re-opening of Peru would progress with caution.

Argentina Travel Restrictions

Most of Argentina’s borders are closed to foreign travelers until 28 June. International commercial flights have been suspended until 1 September. There is a mandatory 14-day quarantine for any travelers arriving from countries that are affected by COVID-19. From 24 June, some border crossings between Argentina and Chile have opened for authorized travelers with no symptoms of COVID-19 for country-to-country transit only.

United States

With specific exceptions, foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States. For a full list of exceptions, please refer to the relevant proclamations in the links below.

  • China
  • Iran
  • European Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City)
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Brazil 

After arriving at the United States from one of these countries, the CDC recommends that travelers stay home and monitor their health for 14 days.

 

Please keep in mind that Covid-19 Travel Restrictions can change at any given time without prior notice. This page is deemed to be reliable but is for general information purposes only. Please consult with the consulate of the country where you are traveling to for updated COVID-19 travel information. This page was last updated on August 1st, 2020