Travel Registration & Insurance

In order to reduce risks of traveling and help keep the university community safe, especially in environments with heightened and evolving health risks such as COVID-19, Creighton University is temporarily canceling all future non-essential, University-related international and domestic travel as of Monday, March 16, 2020. 

Please contact René Padilla, PhD, Vice Provost for Global Engagement at RenePadilla@creighton.edu with any questions.

For Travelers Returning from Abroad During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Global Health Alert: Level 4 - Do Not Travel

March 19, 2020:  The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel. Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or cancelled trips. If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure of U.S. personnel and family members from any diplomatic or consular post in the world who have determined they are at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19 or who have requested departure based on a commensurate justification. These departures may limit the ability of U.S. Embassies and consulates to provide services to U.S. citizens.


Planning Domestic or International Travel?

All travel sponsored, organized, facilitated or encouraged by Creighton University must be under the oversight of an administrative unit of the University.

All international travel (faculty/staff/students) and all domestic travel beyond 75 miles from the Omaha metropolitan involving student groups and sponsored by Creighton University must also be registered with the Global Engagement Office.

Creighton University's Travel Policy requires that EVERY person (faculty, staff or student) traveling  abroad on a University sponsored trips be registered through the Global Engagement Office.  Each individual trip must be registered separately.  Qualified travelers obtain supplemental traveler?s insurance partially subsidized by the University. 

Travel Restrictions by Country

Travel Restrictions by Country

Information was last updated on April 1, 2020

Algeria

The government said it would suspend air and sea travel with Europe from March 19. Authorities had previously halted flights with Morocco, Spain, France and China.

American Samoa

Authorities have lifted requirements that US passport holders from states with COVID-19 activity transit in Hawaii for 14 days before arrival; however, the measure remains in place for travelers from other countries; passengers must still acquire health clearances within three days prior to departure. Officials have reduced flights to Tonga and halted charter flights indefinitely. Travelers from Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji must remain in Samoa for 14 days and receive a health clearance before arrival.

Angola

The government has increased measures to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All international flights will be suspended from March 20. Land borders will also be closed, and passenger ships prevented from disembarking passengers and crews from March 20. Cargo ships will still be able to operate. It is likely that land border goods transport will also continue, albeit with significant delays at crossing points due to increased health screenings. The orders will be reviewed every 15 days. Government has also noted that all travelers, except Angolans and permanent residents, will not be allowed into the country after having visited China, South Korea, Iran, France, Spain, Portugal, or Italy since December. All returning residents from these countries will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. The list of countries is subject to change at short notice. The government has enacted additional measures, including barring public gatherings of more than 200 people. Further health and travel measures are likely in the coming weeks in response to the pandemic.

Antigua and Barbuda

According to a March 12 travel advisory published on the Antigua Barbuda Tourism Authority's website, foreign nationals who have travelled to China, Italy, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Singapore in the previous 28 days will not be allowed to enter the country. Diplomats were exempted. Any cruise ship with suspected cases may also be blocked from docking.

Argentina

Argentine authorities extended the mandatory nationwide quarantine through at least April 12, as part of its effort to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Security forces will continue to deploy to enforce the order. Residents are still allowed to venture outside, but only for essential activities, such as purchasing food and medicine, or attending jobs in critical sectors, such as government, health, security, and the production of essential goods. The government has also implemented strict controls on interprovincial movements and restrictions on public transport nationwide. As of March 29, all domestic flights have been suspended until further notice. The quarantine is in addition to the temporary entry ban for all nonresident foreign nationals into the country remains, which remains in place through at least April 1, though this is likely to be extended at least for the duration of the quarantine. Departing flights for repatriation purposes are becoming increasingly limited. International cargo transport is not affected; however, drivers and crews will be subject to enhanced screening measures. Officials also announced other restrictions, including school cancellations, a ban on mass gatherings, and the suspension of nonessential activities. The government could expand its preventative measures locally over the coming days and weeks. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

Armenia

Armenian authorities announced a nationwide lockdown in effect from March 25 through at least March 31 in an effort to combat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The lockdown instructs individuals to leave their homes only for essential purposes and bans travel in groups of more than two. People are permitted to leave their homes to travel to and from work, shop for essential goods, travel for medical reasons, and go for physical exercise. Individuals intending to leave home must fill out a form to be presented to authorities upon request. The majority of public spaces and non-essential businesses will close for the duration of the lockdown. These measures are in addition to a current ban on foreigners entering Armenia from countries the government has deemed as high risk for transmitting COVID-19 through at least April 14. Currently, the list includes Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, the US, all EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. The temporary travel ban excludes Armenian citizens, residents and their families, and freight transport. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice in response to government reviews and may receive updates or extensions in the coming days.

Aruba

Authorities in Aruba have implemented a temporary entry ban for all nonresident foreigners through March 31, to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The measure does not affect departures. Legal residents will be allowed to return, though they may be subject to quarantine protocols. Although Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) remains operational, significant flight disruptions are likely. Other restrictive measures are also in place. All bars, restaurants, and fuel stations are subject to mandatory closure from 2200, until further notice. Several casinos and retail stores have also temporarily closed. The government is likely to expand its preventative measures and movement restrictions locally over the coming days and weeks. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

Australia

Australian authorities will intensify domestic restrictions from 2359 March 30 to help curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The government has banned gatherings of more than two people in public; the measure does not apply to people cohabitating. Officials are allowing up to five people to attend weddings and up to 10 people to attend funerals. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has also encouraged all people over 70, people with preexisting conditions above 60, and indigenous people above 50 to remain indoors. Though the federal government's announcement is nonbinding, state and territory governments are highly likely to enforce the guidelines; some governments could pass laws or threaten fines or jail time to adhere to the measure. Several states, including Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, and Tasmania, are maintaining border restrictions. Queensland officials have closed all crossings with New South Wales, except Highway 1 (M1), Gold Coast Highway, and Griffith Street. Checkpoints have been set up at many state border crossings across the country to monitor cross-border traffic. Authorities in states with border closures will require all arriving travelers - including mainland Australian and Tasmanian residents - to self-quarantine for two weeks. Only essential personnel, such as medical workers, shipping and airline crews, and defense personnel, are exempt from the requirement. Staff will conduct screenings for arriving passengers and require arrival cards before entry into the impacted states. Officials will likely increase police deployments to enforce the measures, and authorities can fine and/or jail those disobeying the orders. Federal authorities have ordered the closure of nonessential social venues - including cafes, casinos, clubs, gymnasiums, religious buildings, pubs, restaurants, and sports venues through April 23. Retail shops and offices will remain open. Hotels will also stay open; however, restaurants and other social venues on their premises must close. Officials have recommended the cancellation of nonessential domestic travel; however, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated that work-related essential travel and travel on compassionate grounds may continue. The federal government continues to ban nonessential gatherings of more than 100 people indoors and 500 people outdoors. Exceptions are in place for public transport, schools, and medical facilities. Schools will remain open nationwide; however, authorities have said that parents should keep their children at home if they can. Variations in the school calendar are likely by state. Several states have declared states of emergency to enforce nationwide measures. Officials in New South Wales and Victoria have enacted stricter measures in their states as of March 24. All nonessential services will close, except for grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies, and fuel stations. Freight, logistics, and home delivery services are also exempt. Other states could implement similar measures in the coming days. Travel Restrictions The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade raised its advisory for citizens to the highest level ("Do Not Travel") for all outbound travel, and Australia has banned residents from outbound travel as of March 25. However, travelers resident in another country, government officials on business, and workers at offshore facilities are exempt from the measures. Exemptions are also in place for airline and maritime staff and crews for international cargo shipments. An entry ban for foreign nationals remains in effect. Permanent residents and long-term pass holders, as well as their immediate relatives, are exempt from the restriction. It is unclear if authorities will continue to allow select students from mainland China into the country; officials were previously making decisions on a case-by-case basis. As of March 29, the government is requiring all returning passengers to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities. Travel restrictions have significantly impacted international flight operations. Qantas (QF) has canceled its international flights and cut domestic service to 40 percent. Meanwhile, Virgin Australia (VA) has halted all international operations through June 14 and plans to reduce domestic flights by 50 percent. Virgin Australia subsidiary Tigerair Australia (TT) will continue to operate international flights through at least March 29 but will reduce domestic flights; TT leaders could adjust their operational plans in the coming days. Officials also banned cruise ships from docking in Australia through at least April 15.

Austria

On March 13, Austria's government said it would introduce border checks with Switzerland and Liechtenstein and ban flight connections with France, Spain and Switzerland.

Bahamas

Authorities in the Bahamas announced the imposition of a nationwide curfew through March 31 as part of the effort to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Under the curfew, people must remain in their homes 2100-0500, and nonessential businesses must close during that time. Essential services, including medical services, fuel distribution, food markets, ports and airports, and phramacies are exempt from the order, and people may leave their homes to provide or obtain such services. Under the curfew order, transportation by public bus and by inter-island passenger ship or boat is prohibited, as are sporting events and most gatherings of 10 or more people. The measures may be extended. Additional restrictions may be imposed with short notice.

Bangladesh

Bangladeshi authorities have declared a nationwide public holiday March 26-April 4 to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All nonessential activities will stop during the holiday. Officials have already suspended all domestic and international travel as of March 25; they are imposing an indefinite curfew in parts of the Bandarban District in Chittagong Division from 2000 March 24.Nationwide measures, including a ban on all social and public gatherings, as well as the closure of public spaces like educational institutions, tourist attractions, religious sites, dine-in restaurants, public squares, and entertainment venues, are ongoing. The government has encouraged people to stay home and ensure social distancing when going out. Officials have also advised nonessential public and private entities to utilize telecommuting facilities to the extent possible. Local administration and security forces will facilitate additional preventive restrictions - mainly the mandatory closure of all nonessential businesses and services. Emergency and utility services will remain operational. Although banks and businesses selling essential goods such as fuel, food, and medicines will remain open, panic-buying and associated localized shortages of essential goods may occur in some areas during the shutdown. Sporadic clashes are possible if any group attempts to enforce business closures or defies official orders. Police are likely to act quickly to control such incidents. Public and private transport will remain severely limited; buses and passenger trains, as well as auto-rickshaws, ferries, and domestic commercial passenger flights will remain suspended until further notice. Authorities had previously banned international flights to and from multiple countries through March 31. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.  Movement restrictions are underway across the Alikadam, Lama, and Naikhongchari areas of Bandarban District from 2000 March 24; residents may only leave their homes for essential and emergency purposes. Violators may face legal action; similar restrictions are possible in other areas with reported COVID-19 cases in the coming days.

Barbados

Authorities in Barbados have imposed a nightly 2000-0600 curfew as part of the island nation's effort to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The curfew will begin at 2000 March 28 and remain in force through at least April 14. Residents will be required to remain at home during the curfew hours, except for those engaged in providing essential services. Essential service include police officers, military personnel, and firefighters; medical professionals; utilities employees and media professionals, among some others. Businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies, fueling stations, and other basic goods and services providers are restricted to operating between the hours of 0600-2000 daily.

Belgium

On March 27, Belgian authorities announced the extension of the current restrictions for a further two weeks, to April 19, to help stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Officials could further extend the measures through May 3 following a reassessment by the government. The current restrictions require the closure of nonessential shops, while grocery markets, pharmacies, banks, and newsstands will remain open. Companies will be required to implement telecommuting policies where possible or otherwise ensure social distancing in office spaces; failure to comply may result in fines. Public transport will remain operable, though measures will ensure social distancing among passengers. Authorities are instructing residents to remain in their homes, except to perform tasks such as shopping for essential goods, medications, or in cases of emergency; however, outdoor fitness activities will be permitted, provided they take place alone or with a member of one's household. Officials will ban most social gatherings for the duration of the measure. The nation's police are enforcing the restrictions. Belgium's land borders with other Schengen Area nations will remain open, though nonessential travel to or out of the country is prohibited. Authorities could impose additional requirements and restrictions based on disease activity throughout the country.

Belize

Authorities in Belize announced the closure of Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) from March 23, following the last scheduled departure, to halt the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The last remaining open border crossing at Santa Elena will close 2359 March 21. Authorities will allow returning Belizean nationals and residents into the country subject to health screening and possible 14-day quarantine. Exit out of Belize will not be possible after border closures with the exception of sanctioned emergencies. The measures will not impact cargo trucks or cargo flights. Authorities will review restrictions after 30 days.

Bermuda

Authorities in Bermuda announced the closure of LF Wade International Airport (BDA) for all arriving international flights from 2359 March 20-April 3. Only legal residents will be allowed entry ahead of this time. The measure has been implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The government of Bermuda has advised all businesses, retail establishments, bars, and restaurants to scale back on operations; however, no official restrictive measures have been announced as yet. Some hotels have reportedly temporarily closed. The government is likely to expand its preventative measures and movement restrictions locally over the coming days and weeks. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

Bolivia

Bolivian authorities will implement a series of travel, business, and movement restrictions starting March 18 as part of the nation's plan to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The edict, which is slated to remain in force through March 31, consists of the following specific measures:

  • Beginning March 18: Most public and private sector employees allowed to work only between the hours of 0800-1300; food markets allowed to remain open until 1500; public transportation to operate until 1600; private vehicles banned from roads between the hours of 1800-0500.
  • Beginning March 19: Bolivia's land borders to close to all foreigners who do not hold Bolivian residency permits.
  • Beginning March 20: All international passenger flights suspended and passenger vehicles prohibited from transiting between departments and provinces via road.

Authorities could impose additional restrictions depending on disease activity within Bolivia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The government is planning to suspend all flights to and from Bosnia and Herzegovina from March 30 as part of measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19); officials will only permit flights carrying medical supplies to enter the country. Airlines are already operating a significantly reduced service across Europe, and further cancellations of flights connecting with Bosnia are likely ahead of March 30. A nationwide daily curfew is currently in effect between 1800-0500 in the Muslim Croat Federation (FBiH) and 2000-0500 in Republika Srpska (RS); all persons below the age of 18 years and above the age of 65 years are under a 24-hour curfew. The curfew measures will expire March 30 in FBiH and March 31 in RS, though they may be extended. Authorities have already ordered the closure of educational institutions nationwide, as well as bars, restaurants, and other public places. Essential businesses, including grocery stores and pharmacies, remain open.Travelers from Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Romania, Spain, South Korea, and Switzerland are currently prohibited from entering the country as of March 25; authorities could announce a complete ban on the entry of foreign nationals at short notice. All travelers entering the country should self-isolate for 14 days. While Bosnia's international borders remain open, cross-border travel options are limited due to border restrictions and closures imposed by neighboring countries, including Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice in response to government reviews and may receive updates or amendments in the coming days.

Botswana

The government of Botswana announced updated travel restrictions to halt the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) March 24. Authorities have closed the country's land borders to passenger traffic as of March 24. Returning nationals and residents will be allowed to enter the country but should undergo self-quarantine. Cargo and freight shipments will be unaffected. International commercial air travel remains open as of March 25; however, officials have suspended regional services by Air Botswana (BP) until further notice. Authorities have suspended passenger rail services between Botswana and Zimbabwe. Further restrictions are likely in the coming days. The border closure updates existing measures include enhancing screening at ports of entry and banning travelers from high-risk countries, including the UK, US, China, France, and Germany, from entering Botswana. Authorities have also instructed airlines to deny boarding to passengers flying to Botswana from high-risk countries. Officials have also suspended the issuance of visas at ports of entry and embassies for persons from high-risk countries and canceled current visas, except for those already in Botswana. The Government of Botswana declared a public health emergency March 21. As of March 16, authorities have banned all public events and gatherings of more than 100 people for 30 days. Other social distancing measures are also in place. Further restrictions are likely in the coming weeks.

Brazil

As part of its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, Brazil closed its land borders with all neighboring countries, except Uruguay, from March 19 through at least April 12. During the closure, foreign nationals will be denied entry into Brazil; however, Brazilian citizens who are abroad will be allowed to return home. Cross-border freight traffic will be unaffected; humanitarian aid workers will also be allowed to cross the borders. While the border with Uruguay reportedly remains open as of March 19, Brazilian and Uruguayan authorities are negotiating increased restrictions; that border may also be closed in the coming days. The closure does not affect entry via the nation's airports.  Federal authorities have also banned all visits to prisons through at least March 30, as well as visits to national parks through March 24. Moreover, local jurisdictions have imposed other restrictions impacting business and transport operations. Classes in schools and universities have been suspended in several states, including Sao Paulo, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro. In the Sao Paulo metropolitan area, public transport will provide limited services until March 28 before being suspended indefinitely starting March 29. All shopping malls in the Sao Paulo area will close starting March 23. In the state of Rio de Janeiro, public transport services have been reduced by 50 percent. Authorities in Bahia, Minas Gerais, and some other states are urging the public to avoid gatherings of 100 people or more.

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Turkey's land border with Bulgaria has been closed to entry and exit of passengers, state broadcaster TRT Haber said on Wednesday.
A TRT reporter said the gates were still open for logistics. On March 15, Bulgaria's Ministry of Transport said it would ban incoming flights from Italy and Spain as of midnight (22:00 GMT) on March 17. Rosen Zheliazkov also said Bulgarians who wanted to return home from these countries would have March 16 and 17 to do so and would face a 14-day quarantine.

Burkina Fasso

Authorities in Burkina Faso announced the closure of its land and air borders, effective March 21, to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Cargo and humanitarian transport will not be affected. Authorities also imposed a 1900-0500 curfew effective immediately. The country's primary airports in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso will be closed except for domestic, military, and cargo flights. The duration of the measures is unclear. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice. Social distancing measures and further health and travel measures are likely in the coming weeks in response to the pandemic.

Buthan

The Bhutanese government has closed all international borders, including the border with India, as of March 25 to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Authorities are banning all passenger transit and severely restricting cargo transport, with heightened vigilance along informal routes. Additional nationwide measures, such as the prohibition of public gatherings, as well as the closure of educational institutions, tourist sites, public venues, and entertainment sites, continue. The government has refrained from widespread business closures and also assured adequate supply of essential goods such as fuel, food, and medicines. The government has imposed import restrictions on food items to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. Resultant food shortages could result in clashes between shoppers. Police are likely to act quickly to control such incidents. Restrictions on transport and nonessential business operations are possible if in-country cases rise.

Cameroon

Authorities in Cameroon announced the indefinite closure of its land, sea, and air borders effective March 18 to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All inbound international flights and entry visas have been suspended. The status of outbound international travel is currently unclear. Cargo transport will not be affected. Schools have also been closed, with gatherings of more than 50 people banned. Internal travel has also been restricted. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

Canada

Officials in Ottawa announced March 18 that Canadian and US authorities had agreed to close the border between the two countries for nonessential travel through at least late March to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). According to the announcement, the closure would not affect trade; basic goods, food, and medicines will continue to move between the two countries, and cargo trucks will not be affected. Further details are not yet available; authorities in both countries will probably provide clarifying information on the measure over the coming days.

It remains unclear as yet precisely what impact the newly announced closure will have on an earlier measure implemented by the government in Ottawa, which stipulated that, starting on March 18, nonresident foreign nationals would not be allowed to enter the country, with the notable exception of US citizens and immediate family members of Canadian citizens, in addition to aircrew members and diplomats.

Nevertheless, no person exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be allowed to board planes flying to Canada, including Canadian citizens. Moreover, beginning the same date, all international flights to Canada - with the exception of trade and business flights, as well as flights from the US, Mexico, Caribbean, and St. Pierre and Miquelon - will be permitted to land only at Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Montreal Trudeau Airport (YUL), and Calgary International Airport (YYC). Canadian citizens returning from abroad will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. While authorities have not stipulated how long these measures will remain in effect, they will probably continue through at least the end of March.

Authorities had previously banned any ship carrying more than 500 passengers from docking in Canadian ports through at least July 1 due to concerns over COVID-19. Residents of Canada are being asked to stay at home as much as possible. A number of local jurisdictions in the country have imposed additional restrictions, including school cancellations and bans on large gatherings. Additional measures could be implemented as COVID-19 disease activity evolves.

Cayman Islands

Authorities in the Cayman Islands announced a temporary entry ban for all foreign nationals from 2359 March 19 to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The government has also announced the suspension of all international flights at Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CYB) from 2359 March 22-April 5. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice. The government has also placed a ban on all public gatherings of more than 50 people, including at sporting events, church services, cinemas, bars, and restaurants. Hospitals, pharmacies, and supermarkets are exempt. The government could expand its preventative measures and movement restrictions locally over the coming days and weeks.

Chad

Authorities have announced that N'Djamena International Airport (NDJ) will close to all passengers 23:59 March 18-April 1 to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). NDJ is the only international airport serving Chad. There have been no recorded cases of COVID-19 in Chad as of March 18. Authorities will likely reassess the impact of the closure and may extend the restriction. Authorities could impose additional requirements and restrictions based on disease activity throughout the country.

Chile

Chilean authorities have imposed multiple travel, movement, and other restrictions on the national and local levels to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Officials may alter these measures with little-to-no notice, depending on disease activity. Nationwide An indefinite curfew is currently in effect nightly 2200-0500. Residents are prohibited from leaving their homes during between these hours. Persons above the age of 80 may not leave their homes at any time. Moreover, authorities have banned nonresident foreign nationals from entering the country. Returning Chilean citizens and residents are subject to a 14-day quarantine period. Events with more than 50 people are also prohibited; all theaters, bars, and public gymnasiums remain closed. Restaurants may only operate on a delivery or pickup basis; seated dining is banned. Individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 must remain quarantined for 14 days or until they no longer present symptoms, whichever is longer. Anyone having had at least 15 minutes of direct contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as anyone who has spent two or more hours with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, must likewise remain in quarantine for at least 14 days. Santiago Metropolitan Region Residents of the Independencia, Las Condes, Lo Barnechea, Nunoa, Providencia, Santiago, and Vitacura boroughs must remain in their homes until 2200 April 2. Officials may extend the measure. Bio-Bio Region The municipality of San Pedro de la Paz is cordoned off, with no one being allowed to enter or leave. La Araucania Region The municipalities of Padre Las Casas and Temuco are under quarantine until 2200 April 4, with residents only being allowed to leave their homes to obtain or provide essential goods and services. Additionally, the Padre Las Casas and Temuco areas have been cordoned off indefinitely; entry into and exit from these two areas are prohibited. Los Lagos Region Chiloe Province remains cordoned off, and people may not enter or leave it. The municipality of Osorno is under quarantine until 2200 April 6, with residents only being allowed to leave their homes to obtain or provide essential goods and services. Osorno has also been cordoned off; entry into and exit from the town are prohibited. Nuble Region The municipalities of Chillan and Chillan Viejo are under quarantine until 2200 April 6, with residents only being allowed to leave their homes to obtain or provide essential goods and services. Additionally, the Chillan and Chillan Viejo metropolitan areas are indefinitely cordoned off; entry into and exit from these two areas are prohibited. Valparaiso Region Easter Island is under quarantine until 0000 April 3, with residents only being allowed to leave their homes to obtain or provide essential goods and services. Additionally, Easter Island is subject to an indefinite 1400-0500 curfew during which all residents must stay in their homes. Puerto Williams is under an indefinite quarantine, and residents may only leave their homes to obtain or provide essential goods and services.

Colombia

Colombia announced that starting on March 16 it would ban the entry of all foreigners who had been to Europe or Asia in the past 14 days, with the exception of foreign residents and diplomats. All land, air and sea borders will remain shut until May 30. This includes its border with Venezuela where thousands of migrants and refugees cross daily.

Cook Islands

Officials will enforce a 14-day quarantine in Rarotonga before travelers can proceed to outer islands in the country from March 21. Authorities are requiring all incoming passengers to quarantine in New Zealand for 14 days before travel. Flights from other destinations, including Australia and French Polynesia, are suspended. The government has canceled at least 11 planned cruise ship port visits through April.

Costa Rica

Officials in Costa Rica have imposed additional movement restrictions in the country through at least April 12 to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Authorities ordered the closure of beaches and places of worship starting March 24 in addition to the closure of nonessential businesses since mid-March, including bars, theaters, cinemas, and restaurants, which are only allowed to work for deliveries and pickups. Officials have also banned vehicular transit 2200-0500 through at least April 12. Taxis, buses, and emergency vehicles are exempted, as well as people who work in essential services. Additionally, authorities announced that any foreign citizen who chooses to leave the country would immediately lose any legal status they possess to live or work in Costa Rica. Government offices will work only with 20 percent of the personnel to reduce gatherings. A ban of entry for nonresident foreign nationals remains in place until at least April 12. Authorities have closed ground, air, and maritime borders. Costa Rican nationals and residents will be allowed to enter the country from abroad, but they will have to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival in the country. Authorities also announced all public and private schools will be closed through April 12, and have asked all those who can telecommute to do so in the coming weeks. Authorities may take additional measures in the coming days, especially if the spread of COVID-19 continues. The measures in place will significantly impact business and transport in the country, with larger than usual police presence in the streets. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

Cote d'Ivoire

The government of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has announced that as of March 20 it has suspended all international flights from countries with more than 100 cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The same restriction applies to passenger ships. Cargo ships will still be able to operate. It is likely that land border goods transport will also continue, albeit with significant delays at crossing points due to increased health screenings. Social distancing measures and further health and travel measures are likely in the coming weeks in response to the pandemic.

Croatia

On March 12, the Croatian government announced a series of restrictions on international border crossings. Foreign arrivals from hard-hit countries, such as Italy and China, are required to spend 14 days in quarantine facilities.
Authorities also implemented health monitoring for passengers from many countries affected by the virus, including Spain, the US and Sweden. Travelers from these countries should self-isolate for two weeks.

Cuba

President Miguel Diaz-Canel announced that a ban on the entry of foreign nationals who are not residents in Cuba would come into effect March 24. According to Diaz-Canel, Cuban citizens and residents will be allowed to return to the country, and foreign national will be allowed to leave. The measure in an effort to combat the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Curacao

Officials in Curacao have canceled most incoming passenger flights through at least April in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Only citizens and residents who are abroad will be allowed to return to the island. Foreigners may also fly out of the island nation, but authorities banned foreign travel for Curacao residents. Any person arriving on the island must self-quarantine for 14 days. Maritime traffic has also been suspended, except for cargo transport. Authorities have also banned gatherings of 10 or more people, canceled all sporting, cultural, and religious events, and suspended classes at all schools and universities. Restaurants are only allowed to open for delivery and carry-out service. Additional restrictions are possible in the coming days. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

Cyprus

Cyprus will implement a 14-day ban on incoming flights March 21-Apr. 4 as part of the country's effort to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The suspension will not affect cargo flights or aircraft that arrive empty for transporting persons leaving Cyprus. Additionally, all Cypriot citizens returning from abroad will be subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Cypriot authorities had previously barred anyone from entering the island without a medical confirmation that they are COVID-19 free from March 16. There have been 58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cyprus as of March 19. Further restrictions are likely.

Czech Republic

The Czech prime minister said on March 12 the country would close its borders to travelers from Germany and Austria and ban the entry of foreigners from other high-risk countries. Czechs were prohibited from travelling to those countries, and to and from and other countries deemed risky, effective from Saturday (23:00 GMT on Friday). The full list includes other European Union members Italy, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Denmark, as well as the UK, Switzerland, Norway, China, South Korea and Iran. International public transport vehicles with more than nine seats will also be banned from crossing borders.

Denmark

On March 13, Denmark said it would temporarily close its borders to non-citizens. "All tourists, all travel, all vacations, and all foreigners who cannot prove a creditable purpose of entering Denmark, will be denied entrance at the Danish border," Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said. The closure would not apply to the transport of goods, including foods, medicine and industrial supplies.

Dominican Republic

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have expanded the nation's ongoing nightly curfew by three hours effective March 27. The new measure will require residents to remain in their homes between the hours of 1700-0600 through April 3; curfew hours were originally established as 2000-0600 nightly. The purpose of the order to combat the spread of COVID-19. The only persons allowed out of their residences during the curfew hours will be those working in emergency, healthcare and law enforcement services, the media, transport of basic goods and utility services, and port and airport employees. Residents may also leave their residences in the event of an emergency. Officials have also closed the country's land, sea, and air borders from 0600 March 19 through at least April 3. The government will, however, allow ferries to dock in order to pick up foreign nationals who wish to depart. Cargo transport will not be affected. Nonessential businesses have closed for 15 days starting March 17; essential businesses, including supermarkets, fuel stations, and pharmacies, are exempt. All public events have also been suspended, including national, international, cultural, and sports events. Classes have been suspended at all public schools and universities through April 13. Authorities may take additional measures in the coming days, especially if the spread of COVID-19 continues. The measures in place will significantly impact business and transport in the country, with larger than usual police presence in the streets. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

Djibouti

On March 15, Djibouti said it was suspending all international flights.

East Timor

Authorities in Timor-Leste have reportedly banned most foreign nationals - including Indonesians - from entering the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of March 19. The government has clarified that the measure does not impact foreign residents or foreigners with work visas. The restriction will also not apply diplomats, though authorities are requiring a week's notice before diplomatic arrivals. The entry ban will continue through at least April 2, though officials could extend the restriction further, depending on COVID-19 activity in the country and Indonesia.  The government is requiring all incoming travelers to submit a completed health declaration form and undergo screening, which includes thermal scanning. Inbound travelers - including Timor-Leste residents and citizens - could face 14-day quarantine, though it is unclear if locals can self-quarantine at home. Officials previously required banned travelers from several countries to quarantine in government facilities for two weeks if they entered the country. As of March 20, officials are allowing cargo shipments, though authorities will prioritize essential goods, and border officials will carry out inspections of incoming products. However, Indonesian reports suggest that land border crossings with East Nusa Tenggara Province are closed through April 19, but the status of the land border could fluctuate in the coming days.

Ecuador

The Ecuadorian government has expanded its nationwide curfew to 1400-0500, beginning March 25. The curfew forms part of the March 16 State of Exception to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The government has imposed restrictions on private vehicles, except for persons buying food or medicines, until further notice. Officials have suspended all interprovincial public transport services through March 31 and all domestic passenger flights through April 5. All cargo vehicles and health personnel may circulate without restrictions. The government has also placed a ban on all public gatherings of more than 30 people. Other restrictions on non-essential commercial activities and public services are also in place. The restrictions on internal movement are in addition to a previously announced ban on foreign nationals, citizens, and legal permanent residents entering the country by air, land, or sea until further notice. The country's borders are also closed through at least April 5. The government is likely to extend its preventative measures and movement restrictions locally over the coming days and weeks. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

Egypt

Egypt will suspend all air traffic at its airports from March 19 until March 31, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on March 16.

El Salvador

El Salvador shut down its airport on March 16 to all commercial flights. On March 11, it had banned entry to all foreigners, excluding accredited diplomats and legal residents of the country. Those allowed to enter were subject to a possible 30-day quarantine. Officials canceled all passenger flights and banned entry of all nonresident foreign nationals until further notice. Mandatory quarantine in place and nationwide closure of nonessential business through April 20.

Federated States of Micronesia

President David Panuelo declared a public health emergency March 14, reinstating international travel restrictions. The government has banned citizens from traveling to countries affected by COVID-19, including the US, Japan, and China, among others. Travelers from Hubei Province, China, remain banned; however, all other travelers are required to stay in Hawaii or Guam for 14 days before traveling to Micronesia. Asymptomatic passengers from these locations could face quarantine measures, while any symptomatic travelers will face quarantine.

Fiji

As of March 20, the government has expanded an entry ban to include people who have traveled to the US, Europe, and the UK. Entry restrictions remain in place for travelers from Iran, mainland China, and South Korea. Fijian citizens will have to undergo 14-day self-quarantine after returning home from the designated countries. The government banned all cruise ships from docking. Officials have discouraged citizens from traveling abroad; residents that leave the country are subject to a 14-day quarantine upon their return, regardless of symptoms. Authorities could expand travel restrictions and self-quarantine requirements further in the coming days.

Finland

On March 17, Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo said Finland will start heavily restricting traffic over its borders on March 19.

France

French authorities announced a 15-day nationwide lockdown that will go into effect starting 1200 March 17. ordering residents to stay in their homes except to perform essential tasks. In addition, France's land borders with other Schengen Area nations will be closed. The measure, which is intended to help stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), comes two days after the administration of President Emmanuel Macron ordered the closure of a number of businesses nationwide, including cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, and movie theaters; establishments such as grocery stores, fueling stations, banks, and pharmacies are exempt from the closure order. Other measures taken by the French government to slow the virus spread include:

  • Ban on unnecessary travel;
  • Suspension of demonstrations, gatherings, and public or private events of any type (including cultural, sporting, recreational, or religious events); suspension of discotheque and nightspot operations);
  • Closure of resorts, swimming pools, and gyms;
  • Closure of museums and other cultural sites;
  • Closure of all schools at all levels and suspension of classes and school activities, including professional and university courses, except distance learning classes and medical or healthcare training;

Authorities could impose additional requirements and restrictions based on disease activity throughout the country.

French Polynesia

As of March 19, officials have prevented leisure trips between Moorea and Tahiti. Authorities will require certificates specifying health, work, or family reason for travel before movement is allowed on ferries connecting the main islands. However, cargo shipments will continue. Air services between the islands for leisure purposes are also suspended. Authorities continue to require all arriving passengers to self-isolate for 14 days. Officials are also arranging for tourists to depart the area. Although unclear, officials could still require passengers to obtain a health clearance within five days of arrival. The measure applies to passengers on all inbound flights; travelers must present the clearance at check-in counters before boarding aircraft. The government has also banned meetings with more than 100 participants and encouraged hotels to reduce occupancies. Officials have closed schools through at least March 23; extensions are possible. The government has suspended all but critical travel to countries with COVID-19 activity and banned all cruise ships from docking.

Georgia

On March 15, Georgia's government said it will temporarily shut its border with Russia for travelers from March 16. "This decision would not apply accordingly to the citizens of the Russian Federation and Georgia who wish to return to their home country," the Georgian government said on its website. Restrictions will not apply to freight traffic.

Germany

German federal and state authorities have instituted further preventive restrictions through at least April 19 as part of the country's efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The newly introduced measures include:

  • A ban on public gatherings of more than two people, with the exception of persons working on curbing the spread of COVID-19;
  • Requiring individuals to observe social distancing requirements, remaining 1.5 meters (5 feet) apart when interacting;
  • Non-essential businesses, as well as entertainment and cultural venues, remaining closed; grocery stores, pharmacies, health care providers, banks, fuel stations, and transportation providers are exempt from the closure order;
  • Restricting all restaurants to providing carry-out or delivery services only.

Residents are allowed to perform certain basic tasks, such as shopping for food or other goods from essential businesses, traveling to/from their places of employment, seeking medical assistance, or engaging in individual fitness activities outdoors. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities have tasked the nation's various police departments with enforcing the new measures; violators could face fines of up to EUR 25,000 (USD 27,000) or other criminal penalties. Federal officials could amend the order on short notice, depending on the evolution of disease activity in the coming days and weeks. Local jurisdictions could also implement their own restrictions depending on disease activity. At least two states - Bavaria and Saarland - have imposed statewide lockdowns, which will remain in force through at least April 3 in an effort to stem the spread of the virus; additional states are likely to introduce further restrictive measures in the coming days. Previously, authorities in Germany increased entry and exit restrictions from March 19 in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. Officials are carrying out checks on EU travelers arriving into the country via air and sea traffic in addition to those already being carried out at land borders with neighboring countries. Furthermore, a number of land border crossings have been closed to funnel travelers to specific crossings where officials can carry out checks more effectively. Authorities will deny entry to individuals without a necessary reason for travel; travelers should bring evidence of valid travel reasons to present upon arrival. Valid reasons for travel include nationals and residents returning home, cross-border commuters, and freight transport. Processing delays at checkpoints are likely. It is unclear how long these measures will remain in place.

Ghana

Starting on March 17, Ghana banned entry to anyone who has been to a country with more than 200 coronavirus cases in the previous 14 days, unless they were official residents or Ghanaian nationals.

Greece

Authorities in Greece have imposed nationwide movement restrictions, as of 0600 March 23, in efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19); the measures will be in effect until at least April 6. Residents must have a permit to leave their homes during this time. Emergency services personnel, armed forces personnel, and religious leaders will be exempt from the permit system. Officials will only issue permits for travel to essential work, medical necessities, food shopping, family emergencies, attendance of funerals and religious or cultural ceremonies, personal exercise, and dog-walking. Failure to comply with the restrictions may result in a fine. Police have deployed heavily, particularly in Athens and Thessaloniki, to enforce the measures. Authorities have also placed restrictions on businesses and social venues. Residents are not permitted to visit parks, playgrounds, sports arenas, and other outdoor recreational areas as of March 23. All businesses must close from March 23, except supermarkets, fresh food stores, pharmacies, and fuel stations. Although authorities have banned all religious services banned, houses of worship remain open for individuals.

Authorities may introduce additional measures in response to disease developments in the country. Greece previously barred the entry of nonresident foreign nationals via border crossings with Albania or North Macedonia. All flights with Italy and Spain have been suspended. All international ferry services have been suspended; ferry services between the Greek islands and the mainland continue to operate for Greek residents only. All travelers, including Greek nationals, who arrive from any foreign destinations must self-isolate for 14 days or be subject to a fine and/or enforced quarantine. National rail operator TrainOSE has reduced services by 50 percent nationwide. Public transport services in Athens have also been significantly reduced. The Athens Ring Road has been closed.

Greenland

Authorities in Greenland announced that all passenger air travel to and from the country, and domestic flights within the country, will be suspended from March 20 for at least 14 days. Additionally, all passenger ferry traffic will be suspended from March 21 also for 14 days. The restrictions do not apply to freight and cargo transport. Authorities are introducing the restrictions in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Additionally, authorities have confirmed that all schools in Greenland will close for 14 days from March 21 and a number of preventative restrictions are being enforced in the capital, Nuuk, from March 18, including the prohibition of various types of public and private gatherings and travel into and out of the city. There have been two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greenland as of March 18.

Grenada

All arriving travelers who have visited Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Italy or Germany in the last two weeks will be subject to quarantine, the Miami Herald reported on March 17.

Guam

Officials have declared a public health emergency. Authorities continue to ban entry by individuals who traveled in mainland China within 14 days of arrival. All arriving visitors from countries with COVID-19 activity are required to quarantine for up to 14 days. Nonresidents will have to pay for their quarantine measures. The government has also closed public offices for two weeks, restricted public gatherings, and halted school as of March 16. As of 1200 March 20, the government has also closed all entertainment venues, including restaurants and movie theaters, and stopped on-site work for most industries through at least March 30. Public transport, healthcare, grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies, banks, and other essential services are exempt from the measure. Police are enforcing a curfew for all minors; the measure is in effect 2200-0600 Monday-Friday and 0001-0600 Saturday and Sunday.

Guatemala

Officials cancel all passenger flights in and out of the country, ban entry of all nonresident foreign nationals through April 12. Nationwide 1600-0400 curfew and closure of nonessential business in effect through April 12.

Guinea

Guinea will implement a 30-day ban on commercial flights involving countries with more than 30 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) March 21-April 20. The suspension, which will not affect cargo or humanitarian flights, forms part of the country's effort to stem the spread COVID-19; other measures include the suspension of diaspora citizens returning to Guinea, the suspension of official diplomatic missions abroad, and social distancing measures. Increased screening measures will be put in place at high-risk overland border crossing points. Travelers arriving from areas not subject to the restriction may face heightened screenings and possible isolation and quarantine measures. Expansions and extensions of travel restrictions are possible at short notice.

Guinea-Bissau

Authorities in Guinea-Bissau announced the indefinite closure of its land, sea, and air borders, effective March 17, to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All inbound international flights have been suspended. The status of outbound international travel is currently unclear. Cargo and humanitarian transport will not be affected. The government has also banned mass gatherings, including local markets and religious services, March 18. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

Guyana

Starting on March 18, all airports were partially closed for 14 days. The closure mainly affects international passenger flights, local media reported.

Haiti

Haiti has suspended all international flights, except for those coming from the US, and it closed its border with the Dominican Republic. Closure of all land, air, and seaports of entry and exit, as well as the suspension of all commercial flights until further notice. A 2000-0500 curfew has been imposed until further notice. Restrictions on education institutions and public gatherings in place.

Honduras

Closure of land, sea, and air borders until further notice. Suspension of all international flights. A total curfew has been imposed nationwide through April 12. Severe restrictions on internal movement except to procure food and medicines, or for banking purposes.

Hong Kong

Officials in Hong Kong will ban all nonresident foreign nationals from entering the territory for two weeks starting March 25 to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Travelers from Macau, Taiwan, and mainland China are exempt from restriction but will be barred if they have a recent travel history elsewhere. Arriving passengers from these areas, including Hong Kong residents, will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entry into Hong Kong. Authorities continue to require all passengers from Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea; Iran; and the Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, and Veneto regions in Italy to quarantine for two weeks in government facilities. Nonresidents with recent travel history in Hubei Province, China, remain banned.

Hong Kong continues to restrict land border crossings with mainland China to the Shenzhen Bay checkpoint and along the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. Immigration processing centers at Ocean Terminal and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal remain closed. The duration of the border crossing restrictions will likely depend on the intensity and extent of the regional COVID-19 outbreak.

The border restrictions and quarantine requirements have significantly reduced cross-border ground transport and trade. Government officials are prioritizing crossings for cargo vehicles, as Hong Kong sources most of its food from mainland China. Increased employee absenteeism will very likely continue, particularly for employees who reside in mainland China. Many businesses in Hong Kong have implemented work-from-home policies as a precaution. Schools remain closed through at least April 20, though officials have indicated that they will likely extend the closures.

Several countries have imposed precautionary restrictions on travelers from Hong Kong. Authorities may impose additional entry and exit restrictions in other locations in the coming days and possibly weeks. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) remains open, though airlines have significantly reduced flights due to decreased demand, and further cancellations are likely.

Hungary

The government will enforce a nationwide partial stay-at-home order from March 28-April 11 as part of measures to inhibit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People will only be permitted to leave their accommodation for essential reasons, including for daily exercise, to travel to their place of work, or to obtain provisions or medicines. Grocery stores and pharmacies remain open, but nonessential businesses, educational facilities, and most public locations are closed. Persons over the age of 65 are only permitted to visit shops between 0900-1200; persons below 65 are not permitted to visit shops during this time. Restaurants and bars are largely closed but are permitted to provide takeout services. Gatherings of more than 100 people (indoors) and 500 people (outdoors) are banned.Hungary has reimposed checks at its land borders, and foreign nationals, excluding residents of the European Economic Area, are currently prohibited from entry to the country. The cross-border movement of freight vehicles is permitted. Any persons entering from areas with high COVID-19 activity are required to enter quarantine for 14 days. Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport (BUD) remains open; foreign nationals are permitted to leave the country, though airlines are operating a significantly reduced service throughout Europe and many governments have suspended or curtailed flight operations. Congestion is, therefore, possible on available aircraft and enhanced health screenings could prompt processing delays. Further service reductions, as well as airport closures, could be announced at short notice. Officials could amend health and travel measures at short-notice in the coming weeks in response to government threat assessments.

India

Officials in India have announced a ban on all inbound international commercial flights 0530 March 22-0530 March 29. Any flights that take off after 0531 March 22 will not be allowed to land in India. The measure is likely to be extended. Additionally, from March 20, Indian Railways will suspend ticket sales, except for students, the disabled, and passengers traveling for medical treatment. The measures are aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Indian officials have maintained a ban on travelers from Afghanistan, Malaysia, and the Philippines imposed March 17, as well as from the EU, the European Free Trade Association, Turkey, and the UK, which began March 18. Airlines are forbidden from boarding India-bound passengers from the aforementioned countries. Earlier, authorities suspended visa issuance and canceled previously issued visas of all international travelers - except diplomatic, official, UN/international organizations, employment, and project visas - through at least April 15. However, visas will remain valid for travelers already in the country; those planning essential travel to India can approach Indian consulates for visa issuance after medical checks. Authorities are advising Indian nationals to suspend all nonessential international travel. All incoming travelers, including Indian nationals, arriving from or having visited mainland China, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, South Korea, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and Spain on or after Feb. 15 are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine at home or in a medical facility.

Officials have enhanced health checks at all air, sea, and land ports. Officials are universally screening all international passengers and carrying out enhanced health monitoring for passengers with a travel history to affected areas. Health staff may continue to follow up on passengers from affected countries, typically by phone, for up to the first 28 days of their stay in India. All other passengers are required to sign a health and travel history declaration upon entry into India. Symptomatic passengers will be subject to further checks and possible quarantine. Indian authorities have expanded land border closures with Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Pakistan, and limited passenger traffic to selected checkpoints for enhanced screening; international passenger bus and train services are also suspended until further notice. Cross-border trade, however, has continued in some areas as of March 19.

Travel restrictions and low demand have affected international and domestic flights. At least two Indian air carriers - Air India (AI) and IndiGo (6E) - have announced the suspension of flight operations to mainland China and Hong Kong until at least June 30 and June 14, respectively. Further flight disruptions are highly likely, as demand for international and domestic travel decreases sharply.

India has also expanded in-country measures such as screening of domestic air passengers, social distancing in public transport hubs, as well as nationwide closure of educational, leisure, religious, and tourist facilities. Central government officials have urged people below the age of 10 and over the age of 65 to remain indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The government has also advised private companies to begin or expand telecommuting where possible. States with the highest cases, such as Kerala and Maharashtra, are implementing the most-extensive restrictions on public gatherings. Additional measures could be introduced in the coming days, particularly if the number of in-country cases increases. Passengers from affected countries and those with flu-like symptoms are especially likely to be impacted. Increased health screenings are likely to result in increased wait times at international airports and some land border crossings.

Indonesia

Indonesian officials have increased measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Officials have extended the state of emergency in Jakarta through April 19. The state of emergency had previously been set to end April 5, but authorities determined that an extension was necessary. Municipal officials may increase movement restrictions in the coming days, potentially quarantining the city for a period. If stricter movement restrictions are implemented, authorities may establish checkpoints on roads leading in and out of the city to regulate entry and exit. Disruptions to rail services will likely continue; authorities have already shortened the operating hours of trains and Transjakarta-owned buses to 0600-2000 and have limited the number of passengers per train or bus. Officials in Jakarta also halted the operations of tourism destinations and entertainment venues, including bars and nightclubs.

Most movement restrictions remain in place at the local level, with the national government responding by imposing restrictions on international travelers. Indonesian authorities have extended the national emergency status through May 29, though the central government has not implemented any national-level movement control restrictions as of March 30. However, national-level restrictions are possible in the coming days. The introduction of any additional regional or national-level restrictions could prompt panic buying. Demonstrations are possible in the coming weeks as pressure increases on the central government to introduce more stringent measures.

The Aceh Province government has imposed a curfew that will be in effect between 2030-0530 through May 29. The curfew requires that common gathering areas, such as supermarkets and tourist attractions, are closed during curfew hours. Public transport services are also suspended, except for individuals who can provide documentation explaining their work assignment. Authorities in parts of Indonesia have suspended schools for varying time frames, while several companies and civil service offices in urban centers have implemented policies such as work-from-home measures. Officials could also close tourist areas, such as historical temples, if COVID-19 remains a threat.

Authorities in Papua Province have suspended passenger travel operations at all seaports and airports through April 9. The measure does not apply to cargo shipments.

Iraq

Iraq suspended flights at its domestic airports from March 17 to 24. On March 15, Iraq suspended all flights to and from Baghdad international airport over the same period.

Ireland

Authorities in Ireland have announced nationwide restrictions to combat COVID-19, instructing citizens, residents, and travelers to leave their homes only for essential purposes March 28-April 12. People will be allowed to leave their homes for shopping for basic necessities, brief exercise alone or with members of household, medical needs, and to travel to and from essential work. Persons have been advised not to travel beyond 2 km (1.2 miles) from their homes. Anyone traveling or returning to the country will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days; residents of Northern Ireland are exempt. Officials in Ireland have ordered the closures of all universities, schools, and childcare facilities until at least April 19. In addition, authorities have banned groups of more than four people from appearing in public. Grocery stores and pharmacies remain open, but nonessential businesses, educational facilities, and most public locations are closed. Public transport remains largely functional, though reduced service is enforced in some sectors. The government has stressed the requirement to maintain supply chains, particularly of essential goods. Further restrictive and preventative measures are possible in the coming days.

Israel

Israeli authorities announced that they will bar all foreigners from entering Israel until further notice starting March 18. The purpose of the measure is to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Israeli citizens and permanent residents will still be able to enter. All persons arriving in Israel are required to self-quarantine at home for two weeks. As of March 18, Israeli authorities have confirmed at least 433 cases of the disease. The travel restrictions come amid a series of other preventative measures. Israel has closed its border crossings with Jordan and Egypt. The Israeli National Public Transport Authority announced that public transportation will cease operating at 2000 on weekdays and will no longer run on weekends until further notice starting March 18. Authorities have urged citizens to avoid using public transportation. Authorities have also imposed a ban on any gatherings of more than 10 people. Shops, cafes, restaurants, movie theaters, and other entertainment venues are closed nationwide for a period of at least five weeks beginning March 15. The closure order does not affect grocery stores, fuel stations, and pharmacies. Schools and universities nationwide are also closed until further notice.

Italy

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late March 21 the closure of all non-strategic businesses March 23-April 3 in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Pharmacies, newsagents, tobacconists, supermarkets, and the supply chains that support them will remain open. Public offices, excluding emergency services and public utility services, will close. Financial services, post offices, and public transport will continue to operate although at a likely lower capacity than usual. In the Lombardy Region, which has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases, additional stringent measures are in effect March 22-April 12. All outdoor sporting activities are banned, including individual activities, such as road running; persons are obliged to remain within 200 meters (656 feet) of their residence while dog-walking; it is forbidden to visit any public park or green space; all hotels and guest houses not related to emergency management must close on or before March 25. Authorities have already placed the entire country under quarantine lockdown from March 9 with no projected end date. Health officials are also urging residents to remain indoors. Other measures include:

  • Ban on unnecessary travel
  • Suspension of demonstrations or gatherings of any type, and of public or private events of any type (including cultural, sporting, recreational, or religious events); suspension of discotheque and nightspot operations
  • Closure of resorts, swimming pools, and gyms
  • Closure of museums and other cultural sites
  • Closure of all schools at all levels and suspension of classes and school activities, including professional and university courses, except distance learning classes and medical or healthcare training

Ivory Coast

See Cote d'Ivoire

Jamaica

Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that all airports and seaports in Jamaica will be closed to inbound international passenger traffic as of 2359 March 21 as part of the nation's effort to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Outgoing traffic and incoming cargo shipments are not subject to the ban. The ban is scheduled to be lifted April 4, although it could be extended. The measure is an escalation of a previously announced policy that restricts entry for nonresidents who have been in China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Singapore, South Korea, or Spain within 15 days of their arrival.

Japan

Japanese officials will expand travel bans and mandatory quarantine measures to passengers from additional countries beginning 0001 April 3. The measures are aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Authorities prohibit entry for foreign nationals who have visited specific countries 14 days of their arrival in Japan. From 0001 April 3, these measures, which were already in place for dozens of countries and territories, will be expanded to include the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, all of mainland China and South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominica, Ecuador, Panama, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, the UK, Bahrain, Israel, Turkey, Cote d'Ivoire, the DRC, Egypt, Mauritius, and Morocco. Entry bans which had previously been imposed on the following countries and areas, are continuing as of April 1: Iran, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Italy, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, Vatican City, Zhejiang and Hubei provinces in China, Daegu; Cheongdo, Chilgok, Gunwei, Seongju, Uiseong counties and Gyeongsan, Andong, Yeongcheon cities in North Gyeongsang Province in South Korea. All inbound travelers, including Japanese nationals, arriving from numerous other countries are subject to 14-day quarantines upon arrival in Japan. Authorities require arrivals to quarantine either in a designated facility or in their homes. From 0001 April 3, the following areas will be included in the mandatory quarantine measures: Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominica, Ecuador, Panama, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritius, and Morocco. As of April 1, such mandatory quarantine measures were already applied to the following countries and territories: the US, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, all Schengen Agreement member countries in Europe, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Andorra, Ireland, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, the UK, Vatican City, Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Qatar, Egypt, and the DRC. International travel bans and mandatory quarantine measures are set to continue until further notice. Authorities could expand travel bans and quarantine measures to cover additional areas, including entire countries, at short notice depending on COVID-19 activity. Officials continue to carry out enhanced health screenings at points of entry across the country. Travelers must still complete a health declaration and report any symptoms or potential exposure upon arrival. Immigration authorities may implement more restrictions, such as enforced hospitalization or banning infected passengers. Flights from South Korea and China are only authorized to land at Narita International Airport (NRT) and Kansai International Airport (KIX). Additional restrictions on international flights are likely in the coming days. Even in the absence of further official control measures, international flight disruptions will probably continue in the coming weeks, and possibly months, due to severely decreased demand. Authorities have suspended international passenger ferry services. Domestic travel may face service disruptions from decreased demand. Numerous national governments have raised their alert levels for Japan and are advising their citizens against nonessential travel to the country due to COVID-19 activity. Some governments have banned foreign nationals with recent travel history in Japan from entering their countries. Additional travel restrictions to and from Japan are possible in the coming days and weeks.

Jordan

Jordan on March 17 closed border crossings with Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank and its seaports to shipping from Egypt. It also barred overland passenger traffic from Iraq. The government banned travel to Lebanon and Syria and also barred entry to travelers from France, Germany and Spain. The measures included reducing airline service by half to Egypt.

Kazakhstan

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on March 15 declared a state of emergency, barring entry to the country for everyone except returning citizens, diplomats and those invited by the government. Kazakhs are also barred from leaving the country.

Kenya

Kenya suspended travel from any country with reported COVID-19 cases. "Only Kenyan citizens and any foreigners with valid residence permits will be allowed to come in, provided they proceed on self-quarantine," President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

Kiribati

Officials require all passengers to spend 14 days in a COVID-19-free country before entry. Passengers must also produce a health clearance for COVID-19. Travelers who do not have the required health clearance will not be allowed to enter the country. Authorities have also increased security at all ports of entry. Cruise ships and fishing boat passengers must undergo health inspections upon arrival; vessels that have previously visited a country with COVID-19 activity must remain anchored for 14 days before entry.

Kuwait

Authorities banned all commercial passenger flights to and from Kuwait.

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan on March 17 said it would ban entry to all foreigners.

Latvia

Latvia stopped nearly all foreigners entering the country while all international travel, by air, rail, sea and road, was cancelled. Latvians and foreigners with residency rights in Latvia are able to enter the country.

Lebanon

The Lebanese government on March 11 announced the suspension of flights from Italy, Iran, China, and South Korea. On March 12, the Lebanese government made the decision to close indefinitely all land border crossings into Syria.

Libya

Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli suspended all flights at the Misrata Airport for three weeks. Border closures have also been closed.

Lithuania

Lithuania on March 16 shut its borders to nearly all foreigners. Lithuanian citizens were also banned from leaving the country, except for business trips. The ban, which has exceptions for truck drivers, diplomats and people passing through the country on their way home, will be in force until March 30.

Macau

Officials in Macau have expanded a ban on entry to include non-resident foreign workers as of March 19 to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Authorities previously banned all foreign tourist visitors March 18. Neither restriction applies to residents of Hong Kong, Taiwan, or mainland China or workers already in the special administrative region. Mainland Chinese from Hubei Province remain effectively banned from Macau. Individuals arriving from mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan, are also subject to health questionnaires and screenings. Residents and travelers that have visited "high-risk" countries, including the Schengen Area, the UK, the US, Canada, Brazil, Egypt, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Iran, and New Zealand, within 14 days of arrival will face mandatory quarantine at designated hotels. Residents and allowed travelers that visited other countries may be allowed to self-isolate at home. Travel between Macau and Hong Kong remains available only via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge due to transport restrictions in Hong Kong. Thermal scanners are in place at all points of entry into Macau; thermal scanners are also in place at all casinos and many other businesses. While casinos have reopened, additional closures and associated business disruptions are possible. Several airlines have suspended flights at Macau International Airport (MFM); further flight cancellations are highly likely due to decreased demand. Several countries have effectively barred entry by travelers using Macau passports.

Madagascar

Authorities in Madagascar announced they will cancel all international flights effective March 20. Authorities also restricted cruise ships from stopping in Madagascar. The status of cargo and humanitarian transport is currently unclear. These restrictions are set to remain until April 20. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

Malaysia

Malaysia shut its borders to travelers and restricted internal movement from March 16 until March 31.

Maldives

The government banned entry to travelers from China, Italy, Bangladesh, Iran, Malaysia and the UK, as well as to those coming from specific regions in Germany, France and South Korea. All direct flights to China, South Korea and Italy have also been suspended.

Mali

Mali will indefinitely suspend flights from countries affected by the virus starting on March 19, with the exception of cargo flights.

Malta

Malta will implement an indefinite ban on incoming flights from March 21 as part of the country's effort to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Additionally, all Maltese citizens returning from abroad will be subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. There have been 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Malta as of March 19. Further restrictions are likely.

Marshall Islands

Authorities have extended a ban on all inbound international travel through April 5. The travel ban also applies to residents and citizens.

Mauritius

Authorities in Mauritius have implemented travel restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) March 19. Measures include a ban on travelers into or transiting Mauritius at least through April 1. Air providers have altered services accordingly and will announce the status of outbound services in due course. Officials have also banned cruise ships from disembarking in Mauritius. Other social distancing measures are also in place, with school closures also announced. Further restrictions are possible in the coming weeks.

Mexico

Officials in Mexico have closed the border with the US to all nonessential business March 21-April 21, in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Authorities in both countries have said commerce and emergency services will not be affected by the policy. Officials in Mexico have advised the population to avoid nonessential travel abroad, and are considering adding travel restrictions in the coming days, but have not confirmed any additional measure as of March 23.

Multiple local and regional authorities have imposed preventative restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Officials in Mexico City ordered the closure of multiple locations, including bars, nightclubs, museums, places of worship, as well as a ban of any gathering of 50 people or more between March 23-April 20. Authorities in the states of Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, and Sonora have imposed similar restrictions on gatherings, as well as the closure of nonessential services.

Authorities could expand or extend their preventative measures and movement restrictions over the coming days and weeks. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

Moldova

Moldova temporarily shut its borders and suspended all international flights from March 17.

Morocco

On March 14, Morocco said it would halt flights to and from 25 countries, extending an earlier ban that covered China, Spain, Italy, France and Algeria. The countries affected are Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chad, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Senegal, Switzerland, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey and the UAE.

Namibia

Authorities in Namibia announced a ban on the entry or transit of foreign nationals in Namibia, starting March 24 for 30 days, as part of measures to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Returning citizens and permanent residents will need to isolate themselves at their place of residence for two weeks upon arrival. Officials also banned Namibian nationals and permanent residents from exiting the country. The government also announced that they would close the country's land borders and maritime ports of entry to passenger travel. Cargo and freight shipments will be unaffected. In addition, internal travel restrictions to the Khomas and Erongo regions will be in effect March 27-April 16. Authorities have also prohibited all mass gatherings, including weddings and sporting events. Officials announced enhanced travel restrictions March 24 after Namibia recorded its seventh confirmed case of coronavirus. Officials could expand their response in the coming weeks, particularly if COVID-19 activity increases in-country.

Nauru

President Lionel Rouwen Aingimea declared a state of emergency through at least April 16. Officials have banned all international flights except one bi-weekly flight to Brisbane Airport (BNE). Inbound passengers are required to remain in a quarantine facility for two weeks. Air cargo operations are ongoing but face quarantine measures.

Nepal

Nepalese officials have announced that all inbound and outbound international flights will be banned March 22-31. Long-distance bus services will also be suspended indefinitely from March 22. Nepalese travelers arriving from countries with significant cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon repatriation. As of late March 20, it is unclear exactly which countries are covered under the measure, and self-quarantines are likely to be required for all arrivals. Nonessential government services will be suspended from March 23 to at least April 3. Additional restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Nepal are possible in the coming days. Nepal is maintaining a ban on travel from Europe, Gulf Arab countries, Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea through at least April 15. Authorities are not permitting transit flights by travelers from the affected countries. Nepal has also suspended on-arrival and electronic visa issuance for all foreign nationals and non-resident Nepalese through at least April 30; travelers with an existing visa must contact their local Nepali diplomatic mission and submit the results of a swab test conducted within 7 days prior to the intended travel date demonstrating that the individual is free of COVID-19. New applicants also have to submit medical certifications at consulates. Officials have advised Nepali citizens against non-essential international travel. Health checks are mandatory at all entry points. Nepalese officials have banned gatherings of over 25 people. Recreation facilities, including movie theaters, gyms, museums, and swimming pools are to remain closed until April 30. Most schools will remain closed through at least April 25.

Netherlands

On March 13, the Dutch government announced the suspension of flights from "risk countries" - including mainland China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy and South Korea. The ban is in place until at least March 27.

New Caledonia

As of March 19, officials have stopped all foreign nationals from entering the territory. Returning residents will have to self-quarantine for 14 days. Officials will quarantine visitors displaying COVID-19 symptoms at a medical facility. Authorities have restricted public transport between Grande Terre and the Loyalty Islands and suspended passenger transport to Wallis and Futuna. Officials have also closed entertainment venues for two weeks as of March 19 and banned gatherings of more than 20 people. Leaders also intend to restrict international flights in the coming days, though some links with France are likely. Authorities have denied cruise ships docking rights.

New Zealand

New Zealand declared a state of emergency March 25 as the country continues to respond to a rise in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. The state of emergency allows the government to ban gatherings, take over facilities, requisition equipment and supplies, and close roads, among other measures through April 1. An extension of the measure is likely.

The government will raise the alert level for COVID-19 to Level 4, the highest level, from March 26 and implement associated restrictions through at least April 25. The government could extend the measure further. Under Level 4 restrictions, the government will instruct people to stay home as much as possible. All educational institutions will close. All nonessential businesses must close; supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics, utilities, and banks are allowed to remain open. Authorities have canceled all events, regardless of size. Schools will close to all but the children of essential service workers. Hospitals will also defer elective services and procedures. Officials will also limit transport operations; only essential workers can use public transport. The surprise of the deadline has prompted transport congestion near ferry terminals and other transport hubs, but authorities have extended a deadline for domestic passengers to return home until midnight March 27. Regardless, traffic congestion and increased demand for public transport are likely to remain high until the deadline. Authorities could punish people in violation of the orders as much as NZD 4,000 (USD 2,200) or up to six months in jail. Additional measures or adjustments to existing policies are possible in the coming days and weeks.

Nicaragua

No official restrictions as of March 20; however, significant disruptions to international air travel are likely.

Nigeria

The Nigerian government has announced that further travel restrictions are coming into effect March 23 to halt the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Authorities have closed all airports to international travel after initially only banning the entry of travelers from China, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the US at two sites. Domestic flights will continue. The measures will last for at least four weeks. Outbound travel from Nigeria is likely to continue by other means, but travelers are likely to face restrictions, such as mandatory isolation and border closures, put in place by neighboring and destination countries. Further travel restrictions and social distancing measures are likely if the number of infected persons in Nigeria increases.

On March 18, the government announced it was restricting entry into the country for travelers from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, the US, Norway, the UK, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Those coming from high-risk countries are asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Northern Mariana Islands

Authorities have declared a public health emergency as of March 17. Officials will restrict all direct international flights as of March 27 and reduce airport services at Saipan International Airport (SPN) to 0800-1200 daily from March 29. Authorities will halt flights with China, South Korea, and Japan from April 1. Officials will require inbound passengers transiting Guam from the US to undergo either self-quarantine or quarantine at a government facility during the stay in Guam or up to 14 days. Passengers arriving from Manilla's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) will have to quarantine in Guam for 14 days before entering the Northern Mariana Islands. Government offices and school closures are ongoing through at least March 30. A 1900-0600 curfew for minors remains in place in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

Norway

On March 14, Norway said it would shut its ports and airports from March 16, although exemptions will be made for Norwegians returning from abroad as well as for goods. The country also said it will implement extensive controls of its land entry points, but will not shut its 1,630km (1,000 miles) border with neighboring Sweden.

Oman

Oman suspended tourist visas from all countries and banned cruise ships from docking. From March 18, it enforced an entry ban on all non-Omanis, including expatriates with residency visas.

Pakistan

On March 13, Pakistan shut all its land borders and decided to limit international flights. "It has been decided that all borders will remain closed for 15 days," Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the local ARY and Dunya TV networks. "International flights will operate only out of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad airports."

Authorities in Pakistan announced the suspension of all international flights 2000 March 21-2000 April 4, to halt the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A limited number of Pakistan International Airlines (PK) flights, carrying returning Pakistani nationals and residents, will be allowed to land. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice. Social distancing measures and further health and travel measures are likely in the coming weeks in response to the pandemic.

Palau

The government continues to ban foreign travelers who have visited China, including Hong Kong and Macau. Officials in New Zealand are conducting health checks before departure. Schools closed through at least April 3.

Palestinian Territories

Palestinian authorities announced a two-week lockdown of the Palestinian Territories (PT) from 2200 March 22 to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All residents are prohibited from leaving their homes except to work in vital sectors such as health services and other critical infrastructure. All nonessential businesses and government agencies have closed. Travel between governorates is banned. Security forces deployed in cities throughout the territories to enforce these measures. President Mahmoud Abbas previously declared a 30-day state of emergency March 5 throughout the Palestinian Territories. Authorities barred entry to tourists and barred hotels throughout the West Bank from receiving foreigners. Educational institutions, places of worship, entertainment venues, and holy sites closed. Authorities also canceled major sporting events and other large gatherings. As of March 23, Palestinian authorities had confirmed at least 59 COVID-19 cases.

Panama

On March 16, the government announced that only Panamanians and foreign residents would be allowed to enter the country. Suspension of all commercial international flights from March 22-April 22, with restricted entry for all foreign nationals and nonresidents. Officials imposed a mandatory 24-hour quarantine nationwide from March 25. Nonessential commercial activity is limited. Movement outside of homes is allowed on a limited basis determined by the last digit of a person's passport or residency card.

Paraguay

On March 14, Paraguay suspended flights from Europe until at least March 26. It has also restricted traffic across Friendship Bridge, which connects the country with Brazil, to authorized cargo traffic.

Peru

After declaring a state of emergency on March 15, Peru announced it would shut down its border for at least 15 days starting on March 16. The measure includes the cancellation of all commercial international flights into the country.

Philippines

A month-long lockdown on Luzon - the largest Philippine island home to nearly 60 million people - is in place, while domestic and international flights have been cancelled until April 14.

Poland

On March 13, Poland said it would ban foreigners from entering the country from March 15 and impose a 14-day quarantine on its citizens returning home. Those with a residence permit in Poland would also be allowed to enter, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said. No international inbound flights or trains would be allowed from March 15, except for some charter flights bringing Poles back from holidays.

Qatar

On March 15, Qatar said it would ban inbound flights, except for cargo and transit flights, starting from March 18. The entry ban does not apply to Qatari citizens.

Russia

On March 14, the Russian government said it was closing the country's land border with Poland and Norway to foreigners. It said the closure would apply to all foreigners passing through those border points for tourism, study, work or private visits. Citizens of neighboring Belarus and official delegations were exempt.

Rwanda

Authorities in Rwanda have placed the nation on lockdown as of early March 22, to stem the spread of COVID-19. Citizens are to remain in their homes with exemptions for essential services such as healthcare, food, and banking activities. The measure will remain at least through April 5. Officials also closed Rwanda's borders, except for the movement of cargo and permitted entry of returning citizens and residents, subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Earlier March 20, authorities suspended all flights to and from Kigali International Airport (KGL), the primary entry and exit point for international travelers, for at least 30 days. Enhanced health screenings are underway at all ports of entry. Authorities may extend the measures in the coming weeks in response to the pandemic.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

The Caribbean country asked anyone who has travelled to China, Italy, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, the UK, France, Germany and Spain to not visit, the Miami Herald reported. If an individual does arrive from one of these countries, he or she must go through a 14-day quarantine.

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia imposed restrictions on travelers arriving from France, Germany, Spain, the UK, China, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Singapore, according to local media.

Samoa

Officials have declared a state of emergency through at least April 4. The government will ban all foreign nationals during this period. Citizens can return but require a negative COVID-19 test result within five days of arrival. Health screenings are occurring at all points of entry. Authorities have ordered the closures of entertainment venues, temporarily halted public transport, and restricted public gatherings of more than five people. Travel to Savai'i has also been reduced to three times per week, while flights to all but Australia and New Zealand have been limited. Officials have banned cruise ships from docking in the country indefinitely and are scanning all incoming vessels before they reach ports in the country.

Saudi Arabia

On March 15, Saudi Arabia suspended all international flights for two weeks.

Senegal

Authorities in Senegal have announced they will suspend all international flights from 2359 March 20-April 17 to halt the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Domestic flights will continue. Limited exceptions for freight and medical transport are possible. Authorities are quarantining travelers who test positive for COVID-19 in hospitals in Dakar until a negative test result is obtained. As of March 14, all public gatherings have been canceled for 30 days; schools and universities are closed for three weeks; cruise ships will not be allowed to enter Senegalese waters for 30 days. Other social distancing measures are also in place. Further restrictions are possible in the coming weeks.

Serbia

Serbia barred entry to people arriving from Italy, certain provinces in China, South Korea, Iran and Switzerland.

Sierra Leone

The Government of Sierra Leone has increased measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The government has suspended all flights to and from Freetown International Airport (FNA) until further notice from March 21. FNA is Sierra Leone's only international airport. Mandatory quarantine methods have been in place since March 16 for all persons who have traveled to countries with 50 cases or more. Travelers who arrive at any port entry of Sierra Leone with a fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or show any other symptoms will be quarantined and placed under investigation management. The government has enacted additional measures to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than 100 people have been banned. Other measures include the deployment of the military to monitor border points. The status of seaports and land border crossings is currently unclear; however, travel is likely to be highly disrupted.

Singapore

Authorities have announced that from 2359 March 20 onward, all international arrivals will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Singapore to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Officials will issue a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) to all inbound travelers, including Singaporean citizens and long-term residents. Arrivals will be required to provide documentation of the intended place of home quarantine, such as the address of a private residence or a hotel booking for at least 14 days. Exceptions may be made for individuals delivering essential goods from Malaysia. Such measures had previously been implemented only for arrivals with recent travel history in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, Japan, Switzerland, and the UK. Mandatory home quarantines do not apply to travelers transiting Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). Authorities may expand travel restrictions and other control measures further in the coming weeks. The duration of the measures will likely depend on the course of the outbreak in various countries.

Singapore is also maintaining entry bans for foreign nationals who have traveled to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Iran, and mainland China within 14 days of arrival. Foreign nationals with recent travel history in the specified countries are not allowed to transit SIN. Officials continue to conduct enhanced health screenings, including temperature measurements, for incoming travelers at all points of entry. Authorities require passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms to undergo a swab test upon arrival in Singapore and will transfer travelers who meet the clinical suspect case definition to hospitals for further checks.

Authorities are maintaining the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level at orange, the second-highest level, as of March 18. Under the DORSCON orange level, authorities have limited access to some facilities, such as schools, and canceled interschool activities. Officials are also implementing temperature checks and controlling entry points at hospitals. Several social-distancing restrictions remain in place. Authorities have ordered organizers of ticketed cultural, sports, and entertainment events with 250 or more participants to defer or cancel the gatherings. For events that have already sold tickets, officials will require organizers to show that they have taken sufficient precautionary measures before proceeding. The government has also advised private and religious organizations to implement several restrictions, including reducing the size of events to below 250 people. Officials have also asked companies to consider implementing more safeguards, including seat spacing in offices, alternative commute times, and telecommuting options.

Singapore has advised residents to avoid all nonessential international travel. Iraq and Israel continue to restrict entry for foreign nationals with recent visits to Singapore. Several countries, including India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Qatar, South Korea, and Thailand, have advised their citizens to avoid nonessential travel to Singapore due to ongoing COVID-19 activity within the country. Additional foreign governments may update their warnings and could restrict travel from Singapore in the coming weeks.

There have been numerous flight cancellations due to significantly decreased demand. JetStar Asia Airways (3K), a budget airline based in Singapore, plans to suspend operations March 23-April 15. Additional flight cancellations are highly likely.

Slovenia

Authorities in Slovenia are imposing a number of travel restrictions and border closings as part of the country's effort to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All passenger flights between Slovenia and other European Union member nations have been suspended from 0001 March 17 until 2359 March 30; an indefinite suspension of flights between Slovenia and non-EU countries also went into effect at 0001 March 17. According to civil aviation authorities, the ban does not apply to cargo transport flights, special transport flights that are not carrying passengers, and humanitarian and medical flights. In addition, authorities have suspended all cross-border bus and train services from March 16. Numerous crossing points on the border with Italy remain closed, while enhanced health screenings are being performed at the following border crossings as of March 16:

  • Ratece border crossing
  • Robic-Stupizza border crossing
  • Gorizia-Vrtojba border crossing
  • Fernetti-Sezana border crossing
  • Kozina border crossing
  • Skofije border crossing

Foreign nationals traveling from Italy will not be permitted to enter Slovenia unless they are in possession of a health certificate, issued within the previous three days, declaring them free of COVID-19. The border will remain open for ground freight transport traffic.  Moreover, authorities have ordered the closure of all shops other than grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies. The Foreign Ministry has advised all citizens to refrain from travelling abroad. Slovenian citizens are temporarily being refused entry into Serbia. As of March 17, there have been 273 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slovenia.

Solomon Islands

The government announced March 19 that all foreign nationals would be required to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine upon entry to the country. Travelers from South Korea, mainland China, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Hong Kong, Thailand, Iran, Taiwan, and Macau must visit a country with no COVID-19 activity for 14 days before arrival to the country. Airlines have drastically reduced flights; three weekly flights are operating to Brisbane, Australia. The government has encouraged residents to reduce attendance at nonessential events and limit travel between Honiara and other provinces. Schools in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province are closed. Officials have banned all cruise ships for 90 days as of March 20.

South Africa

Authorities in South Africa have placed the nation on lockdown from late March 26 at least through April 16, to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). During the lockdown, individuals will not be allowed to leave their homes except under strictly controlled circumstances ? including to seek medical care; buy food, medicines or other supplies; or collect social grants, while health workers, emergency personnel, and security service providers will be exempted from the lockdown. Authorities also stated that the South African National Defense Force would be deployed to assist the police during the action. The nationwide lockdown comes after South Africa registered 128 new cases March 23; increasing the number of COVID-19 infected individuals in the country to 402. South African authorities previously declared a national state of disaster March 15. The recent nationwide lockdown measure is intended to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Earlier, authorities have banned gatherings of more than 100 people and suspended large gatherings of any type, and of public or private events of any type (including cultural, sporting, or recreational events). South African Airways (SA) has also suspended 162 international and regional flights, citing low demand and restriction linked to COVID-19, including denial of visas to visitors who have visited high-risk countries. Authorities also closed all schools from March 18 to April 12.

South Korea

On March 17, South Korea said it would tighten border checks for all overseas arrivals. The government had already imposed strict border checks on visitors from China, Italy and Iran, requiring them to sign up by a smartphone application to track whether they have any symptoms, such as fever.

Spain

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that all non-essential workers will be barred from commuting to their workplaces from March 30-April 9. Affected workers will continue to receive their salaries and will make up for lost hours at a later date. Spanish authorities previously approved an extension of the current state of emergency through at least 2359 April 11 in an effort to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The extended state of emergency allows authorities to continue a series of nationwide restrictions and puts the country's Ministry of Interior in control of all police forces, including local and regional law enforcement departments, and the National Ministry of Health in control of all public health authorities nationwide. Related restrictions include:

  • Closure of nonessential retail businesses, with employers urged to implement telecommuting policies; essential businesses, such as grocery stores, fueling stations, pharmacies, among others, will remain open
  • Ban on unnecessary travel
  • Suspension of demonstrations or gatherings of any type, and of public or private events of any type (including cultural, sporting, recreational, or religious events); suspension of discotheque and nightspot operations
  • Closure of resorts, swimming pools, and gyms
  • Closure of museums and other cultural sites
  • Closure of all schools and other educational institutions

These measures are in addition to a ban on foreign nationals entering Spain through at least April 11. Persons exempted from this measure include residents of Spain, Schengen Area residents transiting to home countries, cross-border commuters for essential work, diplomats, and others with exceptional circumstances. The restrictions do not apply to freight transport. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice in response to government reviews and may receive updates or extensions in the coming days.

Sri Lanka

On March 17, Sri Lanka said it would ban all incoming flights for two weeks.

Sudan

On March 16, Sudan closed all airports, ports and land crossings. Only humanitarian, commercial and technical support shipments were excluded from the restrictions.

Suriname

Suriname closed all its land and sea borders on March 14.

Swaziland

Authorities in eSwatini (Swaziland) have introduced nationwide travel restrictions that will come into effect March 27. The measures include border restrictions, quarantine procedures, and lockdown enforcement. Entry and exit via the country's land borders will be limited to Eswatini citizens and residents from March 27; returning residents will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Commercial air travel has also been suspended. A 20-day partial lockdown will also be introduced March 27, with security forces deployed to ensure compliance. Non-essential travel and public gatherings of more than 20 people will be prohibited under new measures. Commercial and freight transports are likely to continue under heightened screening measures. Authorities have advised all residents to stay at home unless travel is essential. Additional measures could be introduced in the coming days, particularly if the number of in-country cases increases.

Taiwan

Authorities in Taiwan will ban all foreign nationals from entering the country from March 19 to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Officials are providing exceptions for foreign residents, diplomats, and business travelers executing contracts. All arriving passengers must self-quarantine for 14 days. As of March 18, officials want passengers who arrived on the island from Europe, Turkey, Egypt, and Dubai, March 5-14, to quarantine for 14 days. The duration of the precautionary measures will likely depend on the regional intensity and extent of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Health officials will likely continue intensified screenings for arriving passengers. Authorities are using thermal scanners at points of entry to monitor inbound passengers and are taking blood samples from passengers who display respiratory symptoms or fever. Enhanced screening measures are likely to cause delays, especially at airports in Taipei (TPE, TSA) and Kaohsiung (KHH). Passengers bound for Taiwan who do not accurately report their travel history could face fines of up to NTD 150,000 (USD 5,000).

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has restricted flights to mainland China; under the measures, airlines are only allowed to fly to airports in Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (SHA, PVG), Xiamen (XMN), and Chengdu (CTU) through April 29. The restriction has prompted Taiwan-based carriers China Airlines (CA) and EVA Air (BR) to cancel most flight services to mainland China. Several airlines serving routes between Taiwan and Southeast Asian destinations have also canceled flights through late March amid reduced demand. The latest travel restrictions are likely to prompt further flight cancellations due to decreased demand. Authorities have also banned international cruise ships from docking at ports on the island since Feb. 6.

Thailand

Thai officials continue to increase domestic travel and social distancing restrictions to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of March 30. The strictest controls remain in place at the provincial level, though the national government has introduced broad control measures and has effectively banned inbound travel by foreign nationals. The central government declared a state of emergency March 26. Officials have banned public gatherings and closed schools and universities nationwide. People over the age of 70 and under the age of five, along with anyone with preexisting health conditions, have been told to remain inside their homes. Authorities have encouraged other residents to remain at home and limit interprovincial travel. Central government authorities closed entertainment venues and some sporting venues in Bangkok. Additional restrictions on public transport and gatherings are possible, depending on COVID-19 activity in parts of the country. Officials in several provinces, primarily in Thailand's south, have introduced movement stricter movement restrictions as of March 30. Authorities in Phuket Province are closing all maritime and ground transport to the province through April 30. Officials in Phuket will allow the transport of essential goods, such as fuel, construction materials, food, medical equipment, among others. While ports will remain open to process cargo, crews are banned from disembarking vessels. Authorities are also banning travel to and from Phang Nga Province, with officials quarantining individuals traveling from high-risk areas outside the province for 14 days. Tourists traveling to high-risk areas within the province must have a medically approved certificate that has been issued no longer than three days ago. Authorities have also maintained transport restrictions, including complete travel bans, in other provinces, including Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Songkhla, and Satun provinces. Officials in other provinces may also impose travel restrictions in the coming days if the number of COVID-19 cases increases. Individuals caught transgressing movement restrictions may be subject to a fine or imprisonment. International Travel Restrictions The government continues to ban foreign nationals from entering the country through at least April 30. Exceptions are in place for diplomats and some transport personnel. Authorities announced the restrictions as part of a national state of emergency effective since March 26. Mandatory quarantines are likely for Thai nationals following repatriation.

Togo

Travel restrictions remain in place across Togo as of March 25. Measures introduced to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) include the closure of all land borders, social distancing, and lockdown orders in large cities. The border closure will not affect cargo or humanitarian transport. Increased screening measures will be put in place at high-risk overland border crossing points with state security monitoring travel on major roads. Security forces killed one person who tried to cross the border illegally March 23. These measures will support an earlier suspension of flights and a ban on international events. Expansions and extensions of travel restrictions are possible at short notice.

Tonga

Officials have declared a public health emergency, allowing officials to ban public gatherings and shut down establishments if required. As of March 20, officials have banned all foreign nationals from entering the country through April 17. Tonga citizens and emergency personnel are allowed to enter but must quarantine for two weeks. Officials will quarantine any symptomatic passengers at a military facility in Tongatapu. Authorities continue to require health declaration forms upon entry for all passengers. The government has banned cruise ships from docking indefinitely.

Trinidad and Tobago

Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago announced a temporary entry ban for all foreigners through at least March 30. The measure has been implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Returning nationals will be subject to mandatory quarantine protocols. Certain health personnel are exempt from the ban. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice. The government has advised against all gatherings of more than 25 people, including those by religious bodies. All bars have been closed until further notice, and restaurants are to restrict the services to curb-side pickups and deliveries. All schools and education facilities will be closed through April 20. The government could expand its preventative measures and movement restrictions over the coming days and weeks.

Tunisia

Tunisia, which declared 24 cases of the virus, closed mosques, cafes and markets, closed its land borders and suspended international flights on March 16. Tunisia also imposed a curfew from 6pm To 6 am starting on March 18, Tunisia's president said, tightening the measures to counter the spread of coronavirus.

Turkey

Turkish officials announced March 21 that they would suspend passenger flights to an additional 46 countries from 1700. It remains unclear when authorities will lift the bans. The restrictions do not apply to cargo shipments. The measure is intended to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).Related travel restrictions are also in effect. Authorities had already banned all passenger flights to and from China, Italy, Iran, Iraq, and South Korea, with the exception of flights carrying Iranian citizens to their home country. In addition, foreign citizens who have visited the above countries within the last 14 days are not permitted to enter Turkey, including for transit purposes; those with a residency permit will be permitted to enter Turkey but will be tested on arrival, which could result in quarantine or other mobility restrictions. Other restrictions, including the closure of Turkey's land borders with Iran and Iraq, and the Dilucu border crossing with the Azerbaijani territory of Naxcivan, remain in place until further notice. All travelers are reportedly thermally screened on arrival at Turkey's air and seaports and at some land crossings; those displaying symptoms compatible with COVID-19 are requested to undergo medical testing and may be subjected to 14 days of quarantine.

Authorities previously announced March 12 that schools and universities nationwide would close for at least 21 days from March 16. Public gatherings, including sporting events, are likely to be prohibited; sports matches will reportedly proceed, though fans will not be permitted to attend. The closure of educational facilities could prompt greater employee absenteeism as parents are required to remain at home to provide childcare. Additional screening processes at international entry points could prompt delays on arrival. Additional air, maritime, and ground travel restrictions and screening measures are possible at short notice.

Turkmenistan

Authorities in Turkmenistan are enforcing several measures, as of late March 19, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Nationwide travel restrictions have been imposed despite no official cases of COVID-19 being confirmed in the country. Authorities have indefinitely barred nonresidents of Ashgabat from entering the city by road, rail, or air. Security forces have erected checkpoints on roads entering Ashgabat; only freight and goods vehicles with permits are permitted to pass. Additionally, all national, intercity, and regional highways are closed, as of March 20, to all persons except permit holders and emergency services. Security force checkpoints have been reported on highways in Balkan, Mary, Lebap, and Dashoguz provinces. Persons are not permitted to leave their residential district without a permit.  Authorities may impose further restrictions based on disease activity in the country. Unconfirmed media reports allege domestic air travel will be suspended from March 21. Turkmen Airlines (T5) has also suspended flights with multiple countries, including Belarus, Germany, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Thailand. Land borders with Afghanistan, Iran, and Uzbekistan remain closed indefinitely.

Tuvalu

Authorities preventing foreign passengers who have visited South Korea, Japan, or China within 14 days of arrival from entering the country.

Uganda

Ugandan authorities have tightened existing restrictions and imposed a 14-day nationwide curfew as part of the nation's effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The curfew entered into effect at 1900 March 31 and mandates the following:

  • Residents are to remain in their homes, with the exception of members of the military, police, health workers, and utilities workers.
  • All private vehicles are to remain off the road, with the exception of cargo transporters.
  • Gatherings of more than five people are prohibited.
  • Nonessential businesses are to remain closed, including shopping malls, hardware stores, bars, and other establishments. Essential services that are allowed to continue operating include medical and veterinary operations, door-to-door delivery services, banks, private security companies, cleaning services, garbage collection, fire brigades, filling stations, utilities, and grocery stores.
  • Shops that sell essential products such as food, agricultural and veterinary products, detergents, and pharmaceuticals, will remain open.

Despite the severity of the movement restrictions during the curfew, the government in Kampala has not clarified the circumstances under which residents may be outside their homes to obtain essential goods and services. One statement in President Yoweri Museveni's public address announcing the curfew suggested that individuals may even require special permission to seek medical attention.
The curfew comes after authorities had earlier imposed a number of other restrictions, including closing all borders, schools, and universities; suspending all international passenger flights; canceling all sporting events and gatherings; and closing bars and restaurants until further notice. Additional restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda are possible in the coming days.

Ukraine

Ukraine said on March 13 that foreign nationals would be barred from entering the country.

United Arab Emirates

The government indefinitely suspended flights to and from Lebanon, Turkey, Syria and Iraq from March 17. United Kingdom. The government on March 17 advised citizens "against all non-essential travel worldwide", initially for a period of 30 days.

United Kingdom

Authorities in the UK announced a full nationwide lockdown on March 23 to combat COVID-19, instructing citizens, residents, and travelers to leave their homes only for essential purposes. The lockdown will be in force for a minimum of three weeks. People will be allowed to leave their homes for shopping for basic necessities, one outdoor exercise alone or with members of household per day, medical needs, and to travel to and back from work in instances where remote working is not possible. Previously, authorities had instructed nonessential businesses to close indefinitely from the evening of March 20. Takeout services for restaurants, cafes, and pubs are allowed. Authorities also announced that they will cover 80 percent of wages for employees who are unable to work. Authorities in London had also partially closed the London Underground (Tube) network. Up to 40 stations have closed at the end of service March 19. Other public transport services, including buses, will also be reduced. Public transport in other urban centers will likely introduce similar measures in the coming days. Major airlines, including British Airways (BA) and Ryanair (FR), have canceled hundreds of flights connecting the UK with Europe and the US due to a fall in bookings due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Congestion is possible on available aircraft airlines operating parallel routes. Further flight cancellations and schedule changes could be announced at short notice. UK authorities announced March 18 that all schools, universities, and kindergartens will be closed indefinitely starting March 20. Exceptions will be made for institutions providing care for the children of critical workers. Further restrictive and preventative measures are likely in the coming days. There have been 6,650 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 335 deaths from the virus in the UK as of March 23,

United States

By mutual consent the US will be temporarily closing the Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected.  The US has banned the entry of all foreign nationals who have traveled to China, Iran, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK or Ireland 14 days before their arrival. US citizens or permanent residents who have visited a high-risk area must fly into one of the following 13 international airports with enhanced entry screening capabilities:

  • Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Uruguay

On March 15, Uruguay announced it would ban all flights from Europe starting March 20. Earlier, it had mandated that passengers from China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Spain, Italy, France and Germany had to go through a 14-day quarantine.  President Luis Lacalle Pou announced that Uruguay will close its border with Argentina beginning 0001 March 17. The measure affects air and water transport. Passenger travel between the two countries across the Rio de la Plata will be prohibited. Citizens of the country and foreigners who are residents will be allowed to return to Uruguay during the closure; shipments of cargo will also be allowed to cross the border.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has barred entry for all foreigners and departures by locals.

Vanuatu

Authorities are requiring international passengers that have traveled to South Korea, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore since Dec. 31, 2019, to stay in a third country for 14 days before entry. Passengers must also acquire a health clearance; travelers without the declaration could face quarantine or must return to their point of origin at their own expense. The government has suspended guest worker programs with New Zealand and Australia. Officials also intend to introduce measures for public gatherings and entertainment venues; however, details remain unclear. As of March 17, officials have banned cruise ships for at least 60 days.

Venezuela

On March 12, Venezuela announced it would cancel all flights from Europe, Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic for at least 30 days. The country has also announced a nationwide quarantine.

Vietnam

From March 21, Vietnam is requiring all travelers to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival in the country. The quarantines are to take place at designated government-run facilities. Vietnamese authorities are diverting inbound international flights to designated airports in order to facilitate the mandatory quarantine measures. Authorities have closed schools and recreation facilities, and are requiring people to wear face masks in public. The measures are aimed at controlling the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Further restrictive policies are possible in the coming days and weeks. Officials have suspended issuing visas for foreign nationals through at least mid-April and ended visa-free travel for dozens of countries. Additionally, the government has closed borders with Cambodia. Vietnam Airlines (VN) also announced that it would gradually suspend all its international flights through April 30.

Wallis and Futuna

Authorities are using thermal scanners to screen arriving passengers. Officials have also banned at least one cruise ship from docking as of March 6; additional disruptions are possible.

Yemen

On March 14, the internationally-recognized government of war-torn Yemen said it would suspend all flights to and from airports under its control for two weeks starting on March 18. A statement from the office of Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed said the move exempted flights for humanitarian purposes. The key airports his government controls are in Aden, Sayoun and Mukalla.

Travel Restrictions by U.S. State.

Restrictions By U.S. State

Information was last updated on April 1, 2020

Nationwide

CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
The CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately.  This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply.  These employees of critical infrastructure, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforceexternal icon) have a special responsibility to maintain normal work schedule.  The Governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will have full discretion to implement this Domestic Travel Advisory.


Officials in Washington announced March 18 that Canadian and US authorities had agreed to close the border between the two countries for non-essential travel through at least late March to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). According to the announcement, the closure would not affect trade; basic goods, food, and medicines will continue to move between the two countries, and cargo trucks will not be affected. Further details are not yet available; authorities in both countries will probably provide clarifying information on the measure over the coming days. Additional travel restrictions are ongoing. US officials have suspended entry for foreign nationals who have been in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau), Iran, UK, Ireland, and the Schengen Area within the last 14 days. The Schengen Area includes 26 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. US citizens and legal permanent residents who have traveled to the restricted country list within 14 days of arrival must self-quarantine for 14 days. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that incoming flights from the above-affected countries are limited to landing in the following 13 airports only:

  • Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Authorities have also urged the public to avoid gatherings of ten or more people, unnecessary travel, and dining in at restaurants through at least the end of March. US authorities also urge people 65 years of age or older and those with health problems to remain at home and away from others. Authorities have also recommended school cancellations throughout the country. As of March 17, at least 39 states and the District of Columbia had canceled classes in all public schools through at least late March. Regional and local authorities have taken additional measures. Officials in San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties in California ordered residents to shelter-in-place and avoid leaving their homes except for purchasing basic goods or to respond to an emergency. Authorities in multiple states have also imposed business restrictions, including closing nightclubs, gyms, restaurants, and bars, allowing only carry-out or delivery services. There have been widespread cancellations of sports and cultural events, and authorities have asked businesses to allow workers to telecommute whenever possible. Additional measures are likely to be imposed in upcoming days.


Alabama

Birmingham is subject to a shelter-in-place order, and people must retain a six-foot distancing. Restaurants and bars are open for takeout and delivery only and many other public spaces are closed.

Alaska

Officials in Alaska have ordered all people to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine period upon arrival in the state, starting 0001 March 25, as a means of combating the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). During the period, people may not leave their quarantine location or receive visitors except as a means of obtaining medical care. The measure applies to both residents and nonresidents of Alaska and includes arrivals from other states as well as other countries. Additionally, the order requires companies that support critical infrastructure and that have employees who must travel to Alaska for work to submit a plan outlining how they will avoid the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining the critical infrastructure. Officials could amend the order on short notice, depending on disease activity in the coming weeks.

Arizona

On March 30, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a stay-at-home order requiring residents to stay inside their homes unless performing essential tasks, as part of the state's efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The order, which will be in force from 1700 March 31 through at least April 30, stipulates that residents may leave their homes only to obtain basic goods, attend to medical issues, care for a person in need, perform or access essential government services, work at an essential business, or engage in essential travel. People may also participate in outdoor recreational activities, provided they comply with social distancing requirement of at least 2 meters (6 feet) between individuals. Officials have also urged the population to limit the use of public transportation to the extent possible. State authorities had previously ordered the closure of nonessential businesses in the state. Among the businesses and services that will remain open are those in healthcare, essential infrastructure, food, government, media and financial institutions. Other businesses can continue to operate with employees working from home. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Arkansas

No stay-at-home order for the state but restaurants are open for takeout and delivery only. Movement to public spaces remains restricted.

California

California state authorities announced a statewide stay-at-home order to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) late March 19. Residents are still allowed to venture outside, but only for essential activities, like purchasing food and medical supplies, attending jobs in critical sectors, healthcare appointments, or other urgent matters. Essential services, such as banks, gas stations, and grocery stores, as well as state and government functions, including police and emergency services, will remain operational. Other commercial businesses, such as gyms, bars, nightclubs, and dine-in restaurants, will be closed. The order will remain in place until further notice. The announcement follows similar orders in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay area in recent days. Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area had announced severe restrictions on movement in nine of the area's counties through April 7. Officials in Fresno County announced voluntary shelter-in-place measures starting March 19. Los Angeles County had announced a similar "Safer-at-Home" order through at least April 19. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Colorado

Officials in Denver, Boulder, and Pitkin County, in Colorado, have ordered nonessential businesses in those locations to close and residents to remain home through at least mid-April to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The orders in Denver and Boulder are from 1700 March 24 until at least April 10. Residents are only allowed to leave their homes to receive medical assistance, purchase basic goods, care for a family member or friend, or perform outdoor activities without gathering and while maintaining distance from others. Among the essential businesses and operations that will be able to continue functioning are pharmacies, grocery stores, fuel stations, healthcare facilities, media organizations, agriculture, and those involved in maintaining essential services, such as security and transport. Officials in Pitkin County, which includes Aspen, issued a similar order lasting until at least April 17.  Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the orders on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks. Officials in other cities, or in the overall state of Colorado, may order similar restrictions in the coming days.

Connecticut

Officials in the state of Connecticut issued orders to close all non-essential businesses in the state starting 2000 March 23 through at least April 22, and have asked residents to remain at home unless they require essential services, to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may leave their homes to purchase basic goods, receive medical attention, or to perform outdoor activities as long as they keep a distance from other people and avoid gatherings. Authorities have also asked the population to considerably limit the use of public transport. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

District of Columbia

Officials in Washington, DC, have ordered the closure of nonessential businesses in the city and banned gatherings of ten or more people through at least April 24 to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Among the businesses that can maintain their operations are pharmacies, grocery stores, healthcare facilities, banks, as well as companies in the energy, telecommunications, agriculture, transport, construction, and security industries. Essential government functions will also continue operating. Nonessential businesses can operate only with their employees working from home. People in essential businesses must maintain a six feet distance from one another. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Delaware

Officials in the state of Delaware issued an order to close all non-essential businesses and for residents to remain home as much as possible starting 0800 March 24 through May 15, to stem the spread of COVID-19. Authorities have banned large gatherings, closed schools, and have asked the population to go outside of their homes only for essential services, emergencies, or for exercise, but maintaining distance from other people. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Florida

Authorities in Florida State have issued an order as of March 24 that all persons arriving through airports from the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York), must isolate or quarantine for 14 days from the time of entry into Florida. The order does not apply to persons employed by the airlines and those performing military, emergency, or health service. Persons that fail to comply could receive criminal charges. The measure is part of the state response to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  On a local level, authorities in the City of Miami and Miami Beach issued localized stay-at-home orders as of March 24 in response to the spread of COVID-19. Residents are to avoid gatherings and remain home, with exceptions to essential functions such as visiting grocery shops, health facilities, pharmacies, and banks. Some government services, including police and emergency services, will remain operational. Other cities in the state, especially in the Miami-Dade County area, have issued safer-at-home advisories where the public should remain at home; however, authorities have not issued official orders. Some of these areas include Aventura, Bal Harbour Village, Bay Harbour Islands, Golden Beach, Key Biscayne, North Bay Village, and Surfside. Some South Florida cities and towns have also imposed local curfews, including in Hallandale Beach (2300-0500), Key Biscayne (2200-0500), Miami Beach (0000-0500), Palm Beach (2100-0600), and Sunny Isles Beach (2300-0500). Officials in other cities in Florida may order similar restrictions in the coming days. These measures are in addition to statewide restrictions on nonessential services and public spaces, including bars and nightclubs, beaches, and restaurants. The state governor has also advised persons 65 and older and people with serious medical conditions to stay home through at least April 7. Increased security and checkpoints are also likely as some officials restrict entry in certain areas. Officials could amend the orders on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Georgia

Officials in the cities of Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., have ordered nonessential businesses in those cities to close and residents to remain home through at least early April, to combat the spread of COVID-19. The order in Atlanta is between March 24-April 7, and it allows residents to leave their homes only to receive medical assistance, to purchase basic goods, to care for a family member or friend, or to perform outdoor activities without gathering and while maintaining distance from others. Among the businesses and operations considered essential are pharmacies, grocery stores, fuel stations, healthcare facilities, media organizations, agriculture, and utility services. Authorities in Savannah issued similar orders, and urged residents not to use public transport, unless to perform essential activities. The measures in Savannah will be in place between 2359 March 24 and April 8. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the orders in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks. Officials in other cities statewide may order similar restrictions in the coming days.

Hawaii

Officials in the state of Hawaii have ordered residents to remain inside their homes or residences except to conduct essential activities, between 0001 March 25 until at least April 30, to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The measures indicate residents may leave their homes to obtain basic goods, attend a medical emergency, care for a family member or friend in need, and to perform outdoor activities without gathering and keeping a distance from others. People who work in essential businesses can also leave their homes to go to work. Among businesses and operations considered essential are healthcare facilities, pharmacies, grocery stores, financial institutions, and restaurants (only for delivery and pickup services). Other operations deemed essential are those related to agriculture, security, social services, transportation, and manufacturing. Non-essential businesses can operate only with employees working from their homes. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Idaho

Officials in the state of Idaho have ordered residents to remain at home except to perform essential activities, as of March 26. Essential services like grocery stores, health care facilities, and financial institutions will remain open. Outdoor activities such as walking are also permitted, but all people engaged in such activities must maintain a distance of two meters (six feet) between themselves and others. The order also prohibits nonessential travel within the state, though it allows nonresidents to leave Idaho to return to their home states. The order additionally mandates that all nonessential businesses cease activities and allow employees to work from home. The order, an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, is set to expire at 2359 April 15. Officials may extend the measure depending on the developments in the coming weeks. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will likely deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the orders in short notice, including mandating residents to shelter in their residences.

Illinois

Governor Jay Robert Pritzker announced he is ordering people to shelter in place from 1700 March 21 through April 7 as a means to combat COVID-19. The order allows people to leave their homes to obtain or provide food, fuel, money, and other essential goods and services. It also allows people to take walks in public as long as they implement social distancing practices. Airports in Illinois will remain open, but nonessential businesses must close under the order. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will likely deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Indiana

Officials in the state of Indiana ordered nonessential businesses to close and residents to stay inside their homes as much as possible from 0001 March 25 until at least April 7. Authorities said pharmacies, grocery stores, healthcare facilities, and services related to security, transport, energy, and manufacturing are among those considered essential. Other businesses can continue operate with employees working from their homes. People can leave their homes to purchase basic good or for outdoor activities, as long as they maintain a distance from others. Government offices will be closed for non-emergency services. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Iowa

Bars and restaurants are take-out only but there is not stay-at-home restriction in place currently in Iowa.

Kansas

On March 28, Officials in Kansas ordered residents to stay at home from March 30 until at least Apr. 19, unless performing essential activities which include:

  • Shopping for groceries, medicine, and other necessities
  • Seeking medical assistance
  • Traveling to and from work for businesses and organizations that provide essential services
  • Engaging in outdoor recreation as long as social distancing measures are followed; gatherings are limited to groups of 10
  • Providing care for children, family members, or vulnerable persons

These measures, published in an Executive Order signed by Governor Laura Kelly, are part of the state's effort to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Non-essential businesses remain closed; essential businesses that can remain open are those that sell, produce, or distribute basic goods, banks, healthcare facilities, fuel stations, and those in the security, transport, and media industries. Authorities in Kansas as of March 27 further mandate that individuals returning from Colorado, Louisiana, Illinois, New Jersey, California, Florida, or New York quarantine for 14 days. All K-12 schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Non-essential businesses may operate only if their employees work from home or if they are able to comply with social distancing directives. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the orders on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks. There have been 261 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kansas as of March 28.

Kentucky

On March 30, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear urged residents to avoid nonessential travel outside of the state until further notice. The measure is part of the state's effort to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Authorities had previously urged against nonessential travel to Tennessee but expanded the request to cover trips to all neighboring states. Orders mandating the closure of nonessential businesses in Kentucky, and urging residents to stay inside their homes unless performing essential tasks, remain in place. Companies in the food, media, security, transport, and critical infrastructure industries, including banks, pharmacies, fuel stations, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities, continue to have in-person operations. Residents may leave their homes to obtain basic necessities, attend to medical issues, care for a person in need, perform or access essential government services, or go to work at a critical business. Residents may also perform outdoor recreational activities, provided they comply with social distancing requirements. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Louisiana

Officials in the state of Louisiana have ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses, have banned gatherings of ten or more people, and have directed the population to remain at home unless performing essential activities 1700 March 23-April 13, in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Residents are allowed to leave their homes to purchase basic goods, to obtain healthcare services, as well as to perform outdoor activities, as long as they keep a proper distance from other people. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Maine

Restaurants and bars are only open for delivery service and essential business remains open. There is only a stay-at-home order in place for Portland currently.

Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan announced he is ordering all nonessential businesses to close beginning 1700 March 23 as a means to combat COVID-19. Stores that provide essential goods such as food and fuel will remain open under the order, as will financial institutions such as banks. While the order does not require that people shelter in place, Hogan asked that all people limit their movements outside as much as possible. The order expands on previously announced measures designed to stem the spread of the disease. These include the closure of schools and shopping malls, the banning of seated dining within restaurants, and the prohibition on ten or more people gathering in a single location. These measures remain in effect. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will likely deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Massachusetts

Officials in Massachusetts issued an order to close all nonessential buildings and to ban gatherings of 10 or more people, starting 1200 March 24 through at least April 7, to curb the spread of COVID-19. Businesses considered essential, such as pharmacies, grocery stores, healthcare facilities, and hotels, will remain open, while restaurants can operate for delivery and pick-up only. The rest of the businesses can continue to operate but without a physical presence in their offices. Residents are urged to remain inside their homes as much as possible. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Michigan

Officials in the state of Michigan have ordered the closure of all in-person non-essential businesses, a ban on gatherings of all sizes, and have urged residents to remain inside their homes, starting 0001 March 24 through at least April 13, to curb the spread of COVID-19. Among the businesses that can continue in-person operations are those related to healthcare, food and medical equipment, essential government services, security, transport, and energy, among others. People can leave their homes to obtain basic goods, and for outdoor activities, as long as they maintain a distance from others, and do not congregate. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Minnesota

Officials in the state of Minnesota have ordered residents to stay inside their homes as much as possible starting 2359 March 27 through at least 1700 April 10, in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. People will only be allowed to leave their residences to obtain basic goods, to attend a medical emergency, to care for a family member or friend in need, or to perform outdoor activities as long as they do not gather and maintain a proper distance from others. Authorities have also ordered the closure of nonessential businesses until May 1, including gyms, bars, clubs, and recreation centers. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Mississippi

No state-wide stay-at-home order and restaurants can only serve a maximum of 10 patrons at any one time whilst maintaining a six feet distance.

Missouri

Officials in Saint Louis and Kansas City, Mo., have ordered residents in their respective cities to stay home as much as possible, and nonessential businesses to close through late April, to curb the spread of COVID-19. Authorities in both the city of Saint Louis and Saint Louis County issued orders for residents to remain in their homes unless they are performing essential activities until at least 2350 April 22. Nonessential businesses must end their in-person operations, but employees can continue working from home. Among the businesses considered essential that may remain open are pharmacies, grocery stores, healthcare facilities, fuel stations, media organizations, banks, and companies that work in agriculture, cleaning services, or the energy, security, and transport sectors. Officials in Kansas City issued similar orders, to be enforced between March 24-April 24. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the orders on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks. Officials in other cities, or in the overall state of Missouri, may order similar restrictions in the coming days.

Montana

Officials in the state of Montana have ordered nonessential businesses to close and residents to stay at home as much as possible, starting 0001 March 28 through at least April 10, to combat the spread of COVID-19. Residents are only allowed to leave their residences to obtain basic goods, to attend a medical issue, and to perform outdoor activities without gathering and maintaining a proper distance from others. Among the essential businesses that can remain open are grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, fuel stations, and media companies, as well as those related to food production and distribution, energy, critical infrastructure, security, and transport. Restaurants may operate only for deliveries and pickups. Other businesses can only continue operating with their employees working from their homes. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order at short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Health has issued a Directed Health Measure requiring limits on public gatherings throughout Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Washington counties to close dining areas until April 30th.  Restaurants may only offer takeout, delivery, drive-thru and curbside service. Dining areas must be closed. Until April 30th, no more than 10 people may attend theaters, churches, gyms in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Washington counties.  The ten-person limit also applies to weddings, funerals, concerts, meeting halls, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space in the four counties. The order does not apply to airports, shopping malls, typical office environments, factories, retail stores or grocery stores. The order also does not apply to courts, government operations or private homes where more than ten people live. Failure to comply will result in legal action, according to the state order.  For Nebraska residents outside of Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Washington counties, public gathering limitations are advised. Should evidence of more community-transmission of Covid-19 occur, more Directed Health Measures will be issued. Child care facilities must limit attendance to ten children per room. The groups of children may not interact and children may not transfer from one group to another.

Nevada

Authorities in the state of Nevada have ordered the mandatory closure of non-essential businesses through at least April 16 in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Governor Steve Sisolak ordered all non-essential businesses to close no later than 0001 March 20 and stated that law enforcement personnel will be deployed to ensure compliance with the decree. Among the businesses that can remain open are groceries and supermarkets, restaurants for delivery and pickups only, pharmacies, health care providers, banks, fuel stations, transportation providers, construction companies, and manufacturers. On March 20, officials in Nevada produced a full list of businesses defined as "essential" and "non-essential," which is to be published as an amendment to Chapter 414 of the Nevada Administrative Code. Authorities also announced a ban on all gatherings of any kind, and have urged the public to remain home as much as possible. Businesses who violate the order could face civil and criminal penalties. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the evolution of disease activity in the coming days and weeks.

New Hampshire

Officials in the state of New Hampshire have ordered nonessential businesses to close, residents to stay home as much as possible from 2359 March 27 through at least May 4, to combat the spread of COVID-19. Businesses considered essential, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, fuel stations, banks, healthcare facilities, as well as transport and security services, will continue operating. Malls, cinemas, bars, and beaches along the Seacoast will be closed. Residents will only be allowed to leave their residences to obtain basic goods, attend a medical issue, or perform outdoor activities while maintaining a safe distance from others. Nonessential businesses may operate with employees working from home. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Saturday mandating that all non-essential retail businesses close their stores and almost all state residents stay home to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The order affects some 9 million residents in the state and exempts those who work in essential services such as healthcare and the food industry, the governor said at a news conference. The order banned all gatherings including weddings and parties

New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Public Health ordered the closure of all nonessential businesses March 23 as a means to combat COVID-19. Stores that provide essential goods such as food, gas stations, and banking services will remain open under the order. However, such businesses are to maintain at least a 2-meter (six feet) distance between individuals at all times. The order further prohibits the gathering of more than five people in a single room except for those living in the same house or at religious services and mandates that hotels operate at no more than 50 percent capacity. While the order does not include a legally binding requirement that people shelter in place, it contains a strong advisory that all people remain at home unless necessary. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced she was instructing people to remain inside their homes beginning 0800 March 24. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will likely deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

New York

Officials in New York state have ordered all workers to remain at home, unless they work in essential services, starting March 22. Among the businesses that can remain open are groceries and supermarkets, restaurants for delivery and pickups only, pharmacies, health care providers, banks, fuel stations, transportation providers, construction companies, and manufacturers.  Authorities also announced a ban on all gatherings of any kind, and have urged the population to remain home as much as possible, and to limit the use of public transport, unless they need it for emergencies or to travel to purchase basic goods. Businesses who violate the order will be sanctioned and closed. Officials have also asked all residents 70 years or older to remain indoors, and screen the temperature of any visitor. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

North Carolina

Officials in multiple cities and counties in North Carolina have ordered residents to stay home and nonessential businesses to close through at least mid-April to combat the spread of COVID-19. The cities of Durham, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Greenville, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem are among the areas impacted by these measures. Residents are only allowed to leave their residences to receive medical attention, to purchase basic goods, to care for a family member or friend in need, or to perform outdoor activities without gathering and while maintaining a proper distance from others. Among the essential businesses that can remain open are those that sell, produce, or distribute basic goods, banks, healthcare facilities, fuel stations, and those in the security, transport, and media industries. Other businesses may operate only with their employees working from home. The orders are in place in these areas in the following way:

  • City of Durham: From 1800 March 26 through April 30
  • Mecklenburg County (including Charlotte): From 0800 March 26 through April 16
  • Orange County (including Chapel Hill): From 1800 March 27 through April 30
  • Wake County (including Raleigh): From 1700 March 27 through April 17
  • City of Winston-Salem: From 1700 March 27 through April 16
  • Guilford County (including Greensboro): From 1700 March 27 through April 16
  • Pitt County (including Greenville): From 1700 March 25 through April 8
  • Cabarrus County: From 1700 March 26 through April 16
  • Madison County: Starting March 23

Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the orders on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks. Officials in other cities, or in the overall state of North Carolina, may order similar restrictions in the coming days.

North Dakota

No movement restrictions but restaurants and bars are only open for take-out.

Ohio

Authorities in the state of Ohio, US, have ordered all residents to stay inside their homes beginning 2359 March 23, with certain exceptions. According to the directive, individuals may be outside their homes to engage in a number of basic activities, such as providing or obtaining essential goods and services, performing tasks essential to health and safety - including outdoor personal fitness activities, to perform certain types of work, or to care for others. Activities such as walking or bike-riding are allowed under the condition that individuals maintain a distance of 2 meters (6 feet) between each other. The order additionally requires all nonessential businesses to close. Generally, stores that sell food, medicine, fuel, and hardware are considered to be essential business, as are banks. Restaurants may only remain open on a delivery or carry-out basis; seated dining in restaurants is banned. Preliminary information suggests that the State of Ohio will likely follow the list essential businesses established by the US Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) to implement its edict. The order is scheduled to remain in effect until 2359 April 6; however, authorities may extend or modify it. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order on short notice, depending on the evolution of disease activity in the coming days and weeks.

Oklahoma

Authorities in Tulsa and Oklahoma City issued executive orders placing the cities under shelter-in-place directives from 2359 March 28 - April 16, to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Under the measures, residents of Tulsa and Oklahoma City are are ordered to remain at home with exemptions made to purchase necessities such as food and medicine, seek medical care, exercise, and work at essential businesses. All public and private events and social gatherings are banned. Essential businesses are permitted to operate but are required to implement social distancing practices wherever feasible. Non-essential businesses may continue to operate via remote work only. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt had issued a statewide 'safer at home' executive order March 24. The order requests elderly and immunocompromised individuals to shelter in their homes, leaving only for essential needs like groceries or prescriptions, until April 30 and temporarily suspended services at non-essential businesses in counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases. Gatherings of 10 of more people are prohibited. Elective surgeries and procedures remain suspended from March 25 for two weeks.

Oregon

Officials in the state of Oregon issued an order to close all nonessential businesses and ban gatherings of any size starting March 23 to curb the spread of COVID-19. The measures will be enforced until authorities deem the health threat emergency under control. Only essential businesses, including pharmacies, grocery stores, fuel stations, and healthcare facilities, will remain open, while others can operate with employees working from home. Playgrounds and sports courts will be closed. Residents are ordered to remain at home except to obtain essential services or for outdoor activities, as long as they maintain a proper distance from others. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Pennsylvania

At 0001 March 21, authorities in the state of Pennsylvania began enforcing an order mandating the closure of non-essential businesses in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Governor Tom Wolf ordered all "non-life-sustaining businesses" to close their physical premises no later than 2000 March 19 and stated that law enforcement personnel will be deployed to ensure compliance with the decree. Among the businesses that can remain open are groceries and supermarkets, restaurants for delivery and pickups only, pharmacies, health care providers, banks, fuel stations, transportation providers, construction companies, and manufacturers. Businesses that violate the order could face penalties including citations, fines, and license suspensions.  Authorities also announced a ban on all gatherings of any kind, and have urged the public to remain home as much as possible and to limit the use of public transport, unless for emergencies or to travel to purchase basic goods. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the evolution of disease activity in the coming days and weeks.

Rhode Island

Officials in the state of Rhode Island have ordered, through at least April, all travelers entering the state by plane to self-quarantine for 14 days. The order is an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and affects all air travelers, including visitors and residents returning to their homes. The order does not include people entering the state by ground; however, authorities have urged residents who work in other states to work from home, and businesses that have employees living in other states to allow them to work from their homes. Officials have also ordered the closure of multiple businesses not considered essential, including theaters, gyms, hair salons, cinemas, bars, as well as restaurants; these may continue to operate for deliveries and pickup. Officials have also banned gatherings and urged the population to maintain a six feet distance from other people. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the orders in short notice, including mandating residents to shelter in their residences.

South Carolina

Restaurants and bars are only open for delivery service. The cities of Charleston and Columbia are subject to a stay-at-home orders.

South Dakota

Restrictions: none

Tennessee

Officials in several locations in Tennessee have ordered nonessential businesses to close and residents to stay at home through at least early April to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Authorities in Memphis and Shelby County issued an order for residents to limit their movement outside their homes to only essential activities, which include purchasing basic goods, attending a health issue, or performing outdoor activities without gathering and keeping a distance from others through at least April 7. Among the essential businesses that can remain open are grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare facilities, banks, and companies working in agriculture, transport, security, and manufacturing sectors. Officials at the city of Franklin issued a similar order, between March 25-April 1, though it is likely to be extended through at least mid-April.  Officials in Nashville and Davidson county issued a safer-at-home order, urging residents to remain inside their homes as much as possible, until at least April 6. Gatherings of ten or more people are banned, and nonessential businesses must cease their in-person operations, including those in the entertainment, hospitality, and personal appearance businesses. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the orders on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks. Officials in other cities, or in the overall state of Tennessee, may order similar restrictions in the coming days.

Texas

Officials in several locations in Texas State have issued orders to close nonessential businesses and for residents to remain at home, starting March 23 to combat the spread of COVID-19. The measure includes the cities of Dallas, San Antonio, McAllen, Waco, Austin, and Fort-Worth. Businesses considered essential, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, fuel stations, and in some counties, industries related to energy, security, and transport, will remain open. Residents should stay home, with exemptions for the purchase of essential goods, as well as for outdoor activities, as long as they do not gather and maintain distance from others. The locations that have issued orders are:

  • Bexar County, including the city of San Antonio: Starting 2359 March 24 until at least April 9
  • Dallas County: Starting 2359 March 23 until at least April 3
  • Hidalgo County: Starting March 23. Curfew imposed starting March 23 between 2000-0500.
  • McLennan County, including the city of Waco: Starting 2359 March 23

Authorities in Tarrant County, which includes Fort Worth, and Travis County, which includes Austin, will impose similar restrictions starting March 24. Officials in other counties are likely to impose similar measures in the coming days. Officials in the state of Texas may impose a statewide shelter-in-home order, although they have not taken such measures as of March 23. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.  

Utah

Restaurants are only open for takeout and delivery service, bars are closed and apart from non-essential business, Utah is subject to a ?stay home, stay safe? directive.

Vermont

Officials in the state of Vermont have ordered all nonessential businesses to cease in-person operations and residents to remain inside their homes, except to conduct essential activities, from 1700 March 25 through at least April 15, to combat the spread of COVID-19. People can leave their residence to purchase basic goods, attend a medical emergency, care for a family member or friend in need, or to perform outdoor activities, as long as they do not gather and maintain a six feet distance with others. Among the essential businesses that will be allowed to operate are: pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, healthcare facilities, law enforcement and emergency personnel, and companies in the agriculture, manufacturing, and media industries. Nonessential businesses can only maintain their operations with employees working from home. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Virginia

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order, March 30, requiring residents to remain in their homes as part of the commonweath's effort to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The order will remain in effect until June 10. Under the edict, residents may leave their homes to purchase basic goods, attend to healthcare issues, care for a person in need, visit family members, or travel to/from work at a business, non-profit or government service considered essential. Residents may also engage in outdoor activities, such as exercising, provided they comply with social distancing requirements. Commonwealth authorities had previously ordered the closure of most nonessential businesses, including bars, gyms, and theaters. Restaurants may remain open for delivery and carry-out service only. Schools have also closed for the rest of the academic year, and the most recent order bans colleges and universities from having in-person lessons. Public beaches are also closed, except for exercising and fishing. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Washington

Officials in Washington State have ordered all businesses considered non-essential to close and residents to stay home except for essential activities, starting 2359 March 25 through at least April 9, to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Among the businesses that may continue functioning are healthcare facilities, pharmacies, and grocery stores, as well as those related to energy, security, agriculture, transport, and communications. All other businesses must end in-person services, but their employees may continue working from home. Residents will be allowed to leave their homes to obtain basic goods, to care for a family member or friend in need, for emergencies, and to perform outdoor activities as long as they maintain a proper distance from other people and do not gather. significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order on short notice depending on disease activity in the coming weeks.

Washington, D.C.

Officials in Washington, DC, have ordered the closure of nonessential businesses in the city and banned gatherings of ten or more people through at least April 24 to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Among the businesses that can maintain their operations are pharmacies, grocery stores, healthcare facilities, banks, as well as companies in the energy, telecommunications, agriculture, transport, construction, and security industries. Essential government functions will also continue operating. Nonessential businesses can operate only with their employees working from home. People in essential businesses must maintain a six feet distance from one another. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

West Virginia

West Virginia Governor James Justice ordered all residents to stay in their homes - except to obtain or provide essential goods such as food and medicine - indefinitely from 2000 March 24 to combat the spread of COVID-19. Under the order, outdoor activities such as walking are permitted on the condition that those engaged in such activities maintain at least six feet of distance from all other people. The order also mandates that all nonessential businesses temporarily cease operations and prohibits the gathering of 10 or more people in a single location. Stores that provide essential goods such as food and fuel will remain open under the order, as will financial institutions such as banks. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will likely deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Wisconsin

Officials in the state of Wisconsin have ordered nonessential businesses to close, and residents to remain in their homes except to perform essential activities, starting 0800 March 25 until 0800 April 24, to curb the spread of COVID-19. Residents are allowed to leave home only to attend to health issues, purchase basic goods, or to care for a family member or friend in need. People must avoid all gatherings and maintain distance from others. Among the businesses allowed to operate are all those related to healthcare, transport, and security, including grocery stores, pharmacies, fuel stations, and banks. Other businesses can operate with employees working from home. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely. Authorities will almost certainly deploy additional security personnel to assist in enforcing the measure. Officials could amend the order in short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

Wyoming

Apart from Jackson which has a shelter-in-place directive, the rest of the state has no travel restrictions, but restaurants and bars are takeout and delivery only.

 

Worldwide Travel Caution

The U.S. Department of State has issued the following worldwide travel advisories that remain in effect:

March 19, 2020: The Global Health Advisory was elevated to "do not travel" (Level 4) due to continuing global impact of COVIC-19.

March 15, 2020:  A Global Health Advisory to "reconsider travel" (Level 3) was issued due to the global impact of COVID-19.

March 14, 2020:  Information for travelers on the current outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019.

January 15, 2019:  A Worldwide Travel Caution was issued with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.

Creighton University members considering international travel should review the U.S. Department of State's Worldwide Caution page and consult the State Department's International Travel page for more information before finalizing plans.