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Travel Status & Requirements per Destinations

CURRENT TRAVEL STATUS AND REQUIREMENTS PER DESTINATION

**Return Frequently for Updated Information**

AIRLINES

AMERICAN AIRLINES 
  • American Airlines launched its pre-flight testing program in the Caribbean in October, and now offers pre-flight testing on all of its flights from the United States to Belize and Grenada, Saint Lucia. The program, a partnership with LetsGetChecked, an at-home testing company, will offer at-home PCR testing to customers.
  • Starting December 9, 2020 American Airlines will be the first airline to launch pre-flight testing on flights from the U.S. to the US Virgin Islands. That will include flights to St Thomas from Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Miami, Chicago and Philadelphia, along with flights from Miami and Charlotte to St Croix. For more information visit: COVID-19 testing – Travel information – American Airlines (aa.com)
 

UNITED AIRLINES
  • Beginning with flights on December 7, 2020 travelers originating from Houston Intercontinental (IAH) to select destinations in Central and South America and the Caribbean can arrange a self-collected, mail-in Covid-19 test through United and ADL Health. This test is an RT-PCR test that satisfies the entry requirements* for the following destinations:
  • Aruba (AUA)
    Belize City, Belize (BZE)
    Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)
    Lima, Peru (LIM)
    Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
    Panama City, Panama (PTY)
    Roatan, Honduras (RTB)
    San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
    San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)
    Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU)
  • Mail-in testing 72 hours before travel: Mail-in nasal swab administered by ADL Health. Eligible customers will receive detailed information about the test and how to purchase via email 14 days prior to their trip. Be sure that you have updated contact info on file with United. Self-administered test; travelers must take the test and mail it back 72 hours prior to travel. Travelers will receive a digital copy of results 24-48 hours prior to travel. Please check your destination’s requirements for how to present your results for boarding, entry or bypassing quarantine. Most countries accept digital results, but printing is always a good backup. For more Information visit: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/covid-testing.html



CARIBBEAN

ARUBA 
  • A negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 Hours prior to departure is required to avoid mandatory quarantine upon arrival.
  • All Travelers must fill out an embarkation/disembarkation card online between 72 and 12 Hours prior to travel: https://edcardaruba.aw/ 
  • All Travelers must purchase Mandatory Aruba travel insurance. For more information: https://www.arubavisitorsinsurance.com/   to Purchase:  https://edcardaruba.aw/
  • Upon completion of the registration travelers will receive confirmation of approval to travel, which needs to be saved electronically or printed to present upon arrival.


BAHAMAS
  • Effective November 01, 2020, The Bahamas will require all travelers to:
  1. Obtain a COVID-19 RT PCR test five (5) days prior to arrival.
  2. Apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs
  3. For the duration of the visit, complete a daily online health questionnaire for symptom tracking purposes.
  4. Take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test on Day 5 of the visit (unless departing on day 5).
  5. Always wear a mask and always social distance in public places.
  • In addition, beginning 14 November 2020, all visitors will be required to opt-in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Health Travel Visa. The insurance will cover travelers for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas.
  • Specifics of the new protocols are as follows:

Prior to Travel:

  1. COVID-19 RT-PCR Test
  • All persons travelling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival. 
  • The name and address of the lab, where the test was performed, must be clearly displayed on the test result.
  • Exemptions:
  • Children age ten (10) and under.
  • Pilots and crew of commercial airlines who remain overnight in The Bahamas.

2. Bahamas Health Travel Visa

  • Once in possession of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result, apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at TRAVEL.GOV.BS
  • Click on the International Tab and upload test results and other required documents.
  • Fees for the Bahamas Health Travel Visa, inclusive of Day 5 Rapid Antigen Test and mandatory health insurance, are as follows:
  • $40 – Visitors staying up to four nights and five days.
  • $40 – Citizens and returning residents.
  • $60 – Visitors staying more than four nights.
  • Free - Children 10 years and under

Upon Arrival

  1. Comply with Monitoring Protocols:
  • Any visitor who exhibits COVID symptoms at any time during their stay will be required to take a Rapid Antigen Test and receive a negative result before being permitted to continue with their vacation.
  • If a person tests positive they will be required to follow up with a COVID-19 RT-PCR swab test.

2. Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Testing (if applicable):

  • All persons who are staying in The Bahamas longer than four nights/five days will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test.
  • All visitors departing on or before five days will not be required to obtain this test.
  • The rapid tests are easy, quick and will yield results in 60 minutes or less with results being provided electronically via SMS text message and email.
  • Hotel properties will provide relevant information on testing arrangements, while others will facilitate the required rapid test for their guests.
  • All persons on yachts and other pleasure craft will be able to make arrangements for their required rapid tests at the port of entry or via the relevant website.
  • All other visitors, returning residents and citizens will be able to make arrangements for their required rapid tests at the port of entry or via the relevant website.


BARBADOS
  • All travelers must obtain a negative Covid-19 PCR test from an accredited facility 3 days prior to arrival date and submit online.
  • Travelers from the USA and Canada have the option of getting their Covid-19 PCR testing from Barbados Governments partner, Stage Zero Life Sciences. This diagnostic company provides a full suite of services that includes Covid-19 PCR Tests, a telehealth network to prescribe tests and onsite mobile testing. To find out more or to book a test please click https://www.stagezerolifesciences.com/barbados.html
  • Must complete online Immigration/customs form at https://travelform.gov.bb/home and submit 24 hours prior to travel.
  • Travelers are required to present a copy of test results bearing their name on arrival.
  • Persons from High Risk countries (USA) with a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result will be allowed to stay in the hotel environment with restricted movement within the resort, until they have a second test and receive negative results. 
  • Second test will take place 4 - 5 days after original pre-travel test, which is usually within 1 - 3 days of arrival in Barbados. Tests may be taken at government designated facilities or their hotel if applicable at a cost approximately $175  and results are available within 24 Hours.
  • After an on island negative test, guest are then able to go out and enjoy exploring Barbados. If a gust unfortunately test positive, he or she will be assessed by the Ministry of Health to determine his or her safety and the best place for isolation.
 

BONAIRE
  • Bonaire has announced that it will accept visitors from the United States and Canada when traveling thru Curacao only, as of October 26, 2020
  • Due to uncertainty in travel requirements and the high probability of issues arising for travelers during transit, Maduro Dive Travel does not recommend traveling to Bonaire via Curacao at this time
  • Announcement regarding direct flights from the United States is scheduled to be made on November 15, 2020. Information will be updated at that time or as received 


CAYMAN ISLANDS
  • All airports in the Cayman Islands - Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman, Charles Kirkconnell International Airport in Cayman Brac and the Little Cayman Airport - will remain closed to international leisure and non-essential travel until at least October 01, 2020
 

CURACAO

  • Beginning January 01, 2021 every state within the US will be will be allowed to travel into Curaçao.
  • All visitors will be required to complete the following steps prior to arrival via the online portal, found at dicardcuracao.com
  • Complete a Digital Immigration Card.
  • Fill out a Passenger Locator Card (PLC) within 48 hours prior to departure and carry a printed copy as proof upon arrival.
  • Upload proof of a negative result from a certified Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of traveling. Visitors must carry a printed copy as proof upon arrival. Note: PCR tests based on Gargle samples will not be accepted. Additionally, children six-years-old and younger showing no symptoms, and whose parents provide valid negative PCR tests, are not required to undergo a PCR test.
  • For Travelers who required a Negative Covid-19 test to return home there are three companies with multiple locations on island to secure the requirement:



DOMINICA
  • International travel as of August 07, 2020
  • Prior to travel must submit a health questionnaire online at http://domcovid19.dominica.gov.dm at least 24 hours prior to arrival in Dominica including submitting a negative PCR test where samples were obtained within 24 - 72 hours prior to arrival
  • ON ARRIVAL TRAVELERS WILL:
    • Be required to undergo a health assessment to include a temperature check.
    • Provide confirmation of the health questionnaire and negative PCR test results.
    • Be required to undertake Rapid Diagnostic Test
    • Negative results = Managed Experience at a "Safe in Nature" certified property for min. 5 days
    • Positive results = PCR test will be administered and traveler will await results at a Government approved facility at travelers expense. 
    • Travelers will be sent to immigration for processing and to customs for screening.
    • Luggage to be sanitized upon arrival at airport when taken off conveyor belt.
    • Additional PCR testing will be done on day 5 after arrival
    • Positive results = traveler admitted to Covid Isolation Unit until released by authorized Health Professional at travelers expense
    • Negative results = travelers deemed medically cleared at the discretion of medical officials. 

GRENADA
  • Travelers over the age of 5 are required to have a negative PCR test 3 days before travel to Grenada
  • Travelers must have a Pure Safe Travel Certificate in order to travel to Grenada . Grenada :: Travel Authorization (health.gov.gd)
  • A Pure Safe Travel Certificate is a travel authorization which grants the approved applicant authorization to travel to Grenada. You are required to retain either a printed or electronic copy of the authorization as you will be required to provide it to check in prior to  boarding your flight or vessel to Grenada. If you intend to travel with other persons, including minors, each person must obtain a separate travel authorization This is a Health Clearance Authorization to travel to Grenada. You will still be screened on arrival, and processed through immigration.
  • Visitors must have travel medical insurance that covers COVID-19 related illness.
  • Visitors are required to download and activate the Government Self-Monitoring App. Since the App is currently not available on the Apple Store,  iPhone users may have to be fitted with a wearable device. The geofencing devices will be available for travelers in home quarantine or at designated smaller hospitality accommodations, so that those individuals can be actively and continually monitored. The $55.00 USD ($150.00 XCD) payment for the devices can also be made online through the same pay.gov.gd site, or upon arrival at the Maurice Bishop International Airport.
  • Visitors on day 4 have the option to get PCR test to be allowed into the community, or remain at the hotel for the duration of their visit. The results take approximately one to two days. If you opt to go into the community you MUST receive confirmation of a negative PCR test and clearance from health officials. If your day 4 test is positive you will be required to remain in quarantine at a designated facility (this may be your existing quarantine facility or another based on an assessment of risk).
  • All travelers to Grenada are required to pay a one-time $410 EC ($150) Coronavirus (COVID-19) test fee, which will cover their day-4 test or any other test taken on island. Children 5 years of age or younger are exempt from taking a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test unless they have been in contact with a positive case.
  • Travelers can pay the test fee ahead of their trip through a simple, convenient and user-friendly online system, which can be accessed at pay.gov.gd. If unable or unwilling to pay through the online system ahead of the trip, all incoming passengers will be required to pay this fee at the Maurice Bishop International Airport upon arrival.
  • Travelers are required to have a confirmed reservation at an Approved Accommodation, or granted Home Quarantine Make your reservations at approved Ministry of Health Approved/Pure Safe travel accommodations. Minimum of 7-day reservation at approved accommodation for observation and quarantine.



SABA
  • International travel tentatively resuming November 01, 2020. Information currently unavailable pertaining to travel from the United States.
 

ST. CROIX/US VIRGIN ISLANDS
  • The U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Screening Portal (USVI TSP) screens travelers prior to arrival to the Territory. Every traveler aged 5 and older must use this portal before travel (https://usvitravelportal.com/)
  • All travelers ages 5 and older are required to produce either: A negative Covid-19 antigen (molecular/PCR/rapid) test result received within five (5) days prior to travel to the USVI, or A positivie Covid-19 antibody test result received within four months prior to travel to the USVI.
  • Upon arrival, all must produce original test results and travel certificate received from portal
  • Persons unable to produce required test results will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days or duration of stay until able to received required test result while in Territory. Traveler is responsible for all cost related to testing and accommodations.
  • All passengers must wear a mask or facial covering that covers mouth and nose upon disembarkation. Exemptions for children under two (2), person unable to remove a mask without assistance, and persons with acute respiratory issues. Requirement is enforced by fine.
  • Upon exiting aircraft or vessel, all passengers will be required to complete a Traveler Screening Questionnaire and will be subject to temperature check. Temperatures below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit and "no" answers on questionnaire can proceed with their travel plans. Temperatures higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or "yes" answers on questionnaire are subject to further testing and possible self-quarantine at designated government quarantine location at own expense.
 

ST. KITTS & NEVIS
  • International Travelers must meet the following requirements:
    • Complete the entry form on the national website (www.knatravelform.kn) and submit a negative PCR test completed within 72-hours of travel from an accredited laboratory (List of accredited labs to be provided by the Ministry of Health, at a later date)
    • Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire
    • Download the SKN Covid-19 contact tracing mobile app (to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less)
    • International travelers must stay at Government approved hotels
    • 1 - 7 Days: Visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guest and partake in hotel activities
    • 8 - 14 Days: Visitors will undergo a PCR test (USD $100, Visitors Cost) on Day 7. If the traveler test negative on day 8, they are allowed, through the hotel's tour desk, to book select excursions and access select destination sites (list to be announced later)
    • 14 Days or Longer: Visitors will need to undergo a PCR test (USD $100, Visitors Cost) on day 14, if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis


ST. MAARTEN

  • A mandatory health authorization application through an Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) for every visitor whether arriving by air, boat or in transit. This includes Sint Maarten and Sint Martin residents. https://stmaartenehas.com/
  • A RT-PCR test for the SARS-COV-2 virus obtained from a naso-pharyngeal swab only and performed within 120 hours prior to departure to Sint Maarten (last leg in case of connecting flights) is required for all travelers originating from a country that is categorized as high or moderate risk .
  • The original result of this test must be uploaded as soon as possible as part of the health authorization application procedure in order to be processed. Processing takes 1-2 hours. The test result should clearly specify the name of the laboratory, test subject name, test date, type of test administered and how the test sample was obtained. Typed, written or e-mail statements from doctors or non-laboratories will not be accepted.
  • Travelers with end destination Sint Maarten are required to have health insurance coverage. Additional travel insurance covering Covid-19 related expenses is strongly recommended.
  • Travelers must provide an email address on which you are reachable and monitor on a daily basis during your stay. Alerts will be sent via email. For travelers originating from a high-risk country, 14 consecutive days of self-monitoring of body temperature and possible flu like symptoms is mandatory. For travelers from a moderate risk country the mandatory self-monitoring period is 8 days. The travelers in these categories will receive during the 14 or 8 days an automated daily email alert providing a link for submitting the required information online. If you are remaining for a shorter term on the island, you will have to submit the information for the time you are on the island.
  • If health authorization is approved, the applicant will receive a (printable) authorization via e-mail, which must be presented to the health and immigration authorities upon arrival. The original RT-PCR test result should be presented to the health authorities upon request.


ST. LUCIA
  • All persons traveling to Saint Lucia are required to complete the appropriate sections of this TRAVEL REGISTRATION FORM three (3) or more days prior to travel. A confirmation will be sent upon receipt of the completed form. All persons must print and travel with a copy of their completed registration form https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/travel-registration-form/
  • Have confirmed reservations at a Covid-19 certified accommodation provider for the duration of their stay or Have a pre-arranged stay confirmed at a Government operated quarantine facility.
  • All arriving passengers must have a negative result from a PCR test done no more than 7 days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia
  • All arriving passengers must adhere to all protocols relevant to airport
  • All arriving passengers will be screened, this will include temperature checks
  • All symptomatic passengers will be immediately isolated and tested. If test result is positive for Covid-19 the passenger will be transferred to the Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their cost.
  • Other passengers will be transferred by certified taxi to approved Covid-19 accommodation or to a government quarantine facility
  • Hotel guests travelling from outside the designated travel bubble are required to remain on property for the duration of their stay except to transfer to another Covid-19 certified property to continue their stay, or to participate in certified activities, tours and excursions


ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 
  • PHASE #9 – Commencing Monday January 04, 2021
  • Travelers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines MUST ARRIVE WITH a negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR COVID-19 test result as per the following:
    • High Risk Countries: Barbados, United States of America, including the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), China, United Kingdom, Germany, Guyana, Suriname, Belize, St. Lucia, Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil, India, Panama, Argentina, Peru, Haiti, Colombia, South Africa, Nigeria, Indonesia, Philippines, Italy, Bahamas, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, France (including overseas regions), Spain and Russia.
    • Must arrive with a negative result of a COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test done no more than seventy-two (72) hours or three (3) days before arrival.
    • May be retested for COVID-19 (RT-PCR) on arrival in SVG.
    • MUST Mandatory quarantine for ten (10) days in a Tourism Authority/MOHWE approved Transition/Quarantine Hotel at their cost. Must arrive with proof of the fully prepaid reservation.
    • MUST transfer to the Transition Hotel in an approved AIA taxi or approved vessel (plane or ferry) at own expense.
    • Must be retested between day four (4) and day (7) of quarantine.
  • PROCESS ON ARRIVAL:
  • Arrival Assessment to include:
    • Approval of SARS-CoV-2 test result by Port Health Team.
    • Collection of a nasal swab specimen for a COVID-19 PCR test from all qualifying disembarking travelers.
    • All travelers will be assessed by the Port Health Officers to determine their final level of risk and the length of mandatory quarantine required.
    • All travelers will be required to monitor their temperatures and other symptoms for the next 10 days and report any abnormalities to the local health authority.
    • All travelers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result will be isolated in an approved accommodation/facility at the traveler’s own cost.
  • REQUIREMENTS OF DISCHARGE FROM QUARANTINE:
  • Objective measures:
    • Negative PCR Test
    • Not a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case
  • Subjective measures:
    • Absence of signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Not determined to be at high risk for being exposed to COVID-19


TOBAGO
  • Information currently unavailable pertaining to travel from the United States.
 

TURKS AND CAICOS
  • All Travelers to the Turks and Caicos must obtain travel pre-authorization via the TCI Assured Portal
  • The TCI Assured pre-authorization portal will require travelers to submit the following information:
    • A negative Covid-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken within 5 days prior to travel to the TCI. Children under the age of 10 are excluded from this requirement
    • Insurance which covers Covid-19 medical costs and full hospitalization, doctor's visit, prescriptions and air ambulance. 
    • A completed online health screening questionnaire
  • Once uploaded, the documents will be verified and certification issued.
  • Travel between islands, including for tourism purposes requires a Domestic Travel Authorization to be submitted before travel https://domestictravel.gov.tc/applicant
 

CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA AND MEXICO

BELIZE
  • Passengers traveling to Belize will be required to download the Belize Health App and complete the required information within 72 hours of flight to Belize. A QR code with a unique ID number will be allocated to each passenger and will be used for contact tracing while in Belize.
  • Passengers are encouraged to take a Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of travel to Belize, and those that provide certification of a negative test result will be allowed immediate entry via a "fast track" lane.
  • Rapid Antigen, Sophia, SD Bisensor and ABBOT (Panbio) test results will also be accepted no more than 48 Hours prior to travel.
  • Passengers that do not provide a negative Covid-19 test must take a test and wait for results at the airport as a cost of US $50 per passenger 
  • All travelers must stay at an approved Gold Standard Hotel where they will be allowed to participate in activities/tours with approved Gold Standard Tour Operators and Guides.


COSTA RICA
  • As of November 01, 2020: Costa Rica re-enables its air border to all countries in the world as long as they meet the visa requirements when required, as well as the requirements established in the framework of the pandemic.
  • Requirements to enter Costa Rica:
  • Traveler’s Medical Insurance - international or purchased in Costa Rica through the National Insurance Institute (INS - Instituto Nacional de Seguros) https://www.grupoins.com/seguroparaviajeros, or Sagicor https://tiendasagicor.com/en.
  • For international insurance policies, tourists must request a certification from their insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, verifying at least the following three conditions (This certificate must be uploaded when filling out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS):
    • Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica 
    • Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with the pandemic Covid-19 virus while in Costa Rica, for at least USD $50,000 (fifty thousand United States Dollars)
    • Includes minimum coverage of USD $2,000 for lodging expenses issued as a result of the pandemic


GALAPAGOS
  • All arriving travelers to Ecuador must show proof of a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test taken within 7 days of arrival
  • Guest will fill out a Declaracion de Salud del Viagjero Traveler Health Declaration form on board their flight to show upon landing.
  • A Covid-19 RT-PCR test will be conducted upon arrival at the airport or on subsequent day, depending on flight arrival time. Cost of test is between $130 and $140 USD per person payable onsite by USD Cash (recommended) or Credit Card.
  • Two Night Stay in Guayaquil or Quito is recommended prior to flight to the Galapagos Islands to insure test results are received. 
  • Upon receipt of test results by email travelers are able to fly to the Galapagos Islands.
  • Tour boat companies or hotels will apply for a Salvoconductos or "Safe Conduct" for all arriving guest...Only guests with a "Safe Conduct" form issued by a company with established bio-safety protocols authorized by the Ministry of Tourism will be allowed to travel to Galapagos. 
  • Travelers must show a valid passport and proof of health insurance.


HONDURAS

  • Opened to International travel as of August 17, 2020 with American Airlines starting flights to Roatan on August 22, 2020 from the US.
  • All Travelers must register at https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn/ completing the following information:
    • Immigration pre-registration *please note you will be required to upload a copy of your passport identification page
    • Health Surveillance Sheet
    • Render a sworn declaration that will be submitted to the sanitary provisions of the country
    • Customs Form
  • All passengers must present a negative result of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test in real-time or rapid test with a minimum specificity of 85%, Sensitivity 98% for Covid-19, carried out in a period no greater than seventy-two (72) hours before entering the country. In unforeseen circumstances or force majeure, the passenger will undergo a clinical evaluation by the staff of the International Health Office.
  • Compulsory compliance with the Protocol established in the International Health Regulations at the time of entry into the country (clinical evaluation and mandatory quarantine) if the health authority so determines.
  • Comply with the other biosafety measures established in the Protocols of the Secretary of State in the Health Office (mandatory use of a mask).
  • All travelers must ensure that they meet the requirements for leaving the country and entering the country of destination. Compliance with the requirements is the responsibility of the passenger.  


MEXICO
  • No restrictions or requirements for travel by air.
 
AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA AND MOZAMBIQUE
  • Travelers intending to visit South Africa and Mozambique will be expected to produce a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) Test that is not older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the country of origin to South Africa. This test must be conducted by a certified medical practitioner and should have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted such test. 
  • Upon arrival in the port of entry, the traveler will be screened for any Covid-19 symptoms or for contact with people who have been infected with the Covid-19 virus. Travelers will also need to provide proof of accommodation address should they need to self-quarantine at the time of arrival in the country. TAC will send a letter of invitation statin the address of the accommodation establishment. 
  • Should the traveler display any Covid-19 related symptoms or been in contact with an infected person(s), they will be expected to take mandatory Covid-19 test. This test will be at the traveler's cost. If the Covid-19 test comes back positive, the traveler will be subjected to a 10 day quarantine at a designated site. The accommodation at a quarantine site will be at the traveler's cost. 


ASIA, MICRONESIA, SOUTH PACIFIC, PACIFIC & OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA
  • Australia has enacted a travel ban on all non-residents and non-Australian citizens entering Australia. Individuals may request exceptions to the entry restrictions https://travel-exemptions.homeaffairs.gov.au/tep
  • All travelers entering Australia from overseas will be quarantined in a hotel or designated facility for 14 days. Travelers are required to undertake their mandatory 14-day self-isolation at their port of entry.
  • Travelers will be transported directly to designated facilities as determined by the relevant state and territory government (for example, a hotel) after appropriate immigration, customs and enhanced health checks. Each state and territory will charge international arrivals for the cost of their quarantine accommodations.


EGYPT
  • All travelers arriving in Egypt by air, including returning Egyptian residents, are required to have their temperature taken and self-quarantine for 7 days.


FIJI
  • Fiji Airways North America International Passenger services through March 31, 2021 will be withdrawn. Gateways impacted are LAX / SFO & HNL
 

INDONESIA
  • Information currently unavailable pertaining to travel from the United States.


MALAYSIA
  • All foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until August 31, 2020
  • All travelers MUST have explicit, written permission from the Malaysian authorities prior to traveling to Malaysia.  
  • All travelers are required to undergo Covid-19 testing on arrival and a mandatory fourteen-day quarantine at a facility designated by the Malaysian government at their own expense.
 
 
MALDIVES 
  • PCR TEST WITHIN 96 HOURS REQUIRED To enter Maldives, you will need a negative PCR (Nasopharyngeal) test taken within 96 hours prior departure from your first airport of embarkation. This needs to be done in country of origin. Rapid tests are not accepted. Children under 1 year old are exempted from this requirement. Please check all requirements for transit airports on your way to Male.
  • HEALTH DECLARATION FORM REQUIRED The Health Declaration Form (HDF) must be filled in and submitted by all visitors twice – 24 hours before your flight to the Maldives and once more before you depart from the Maldives. You may submit the form electronically http://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/
  • MANDATORY MASK USE REQUIRED Face mask use is mandatory in Maldives, in all business and public areas. Hand sanitizer may not be available everywhere while on land, so please bring your own masks that fully cover your nose and mouth (not gaiters, bandannas, etc.).
  • OPTIONAL LAND TOURS & HOTEL STAY You’ll be allowed to do land excursions on desert islands only. It is now possible to combine 2 different liveaboards or a liveaboard and a hotel stay, by filling a “split stay application”. More details by clicking here. A maximum 48h transit time is allowed before or after your cruise in selected hotels in Male and Hulhumale.
  • TEMPERATURE CHECK You will have your temperature checked upon arrival at Male Airport. If your body temperature is higher than 38°C (100.4°F), you will be requested to do another PCR test (Free of Charge). Several temperature checks will be done while onboard.


MICRONESIA (PALAU, CHUUK/TRUK, YAP)
  • Commercial flights to and from Micronesia remain very limited. Federated States of Micronesia has declared a “state of public health emergency”.
  • No passengers are allowed to disembark any air or sea vessel originating outside of Federated States of Micronesia


PAPUA NEW GUINEA
  • Currently only Papua New Guineans are permitted to enter PNG Internationally with a mandatory 7 to 14 day quarantine in a Port Moresby hotel immediately upon arrival. Length of quarantine is based on where they are traveling from
  • Information regarding when Papua New Guinea will lift international travel restrictions for visitors is not available at this time


PHILIPPINES
  • Effective from August 15, 2020, flag carrier Philippine Airlines will require all passengers to wear face shields, on top of the mandatory face masks, in compliance with the Philippine Department of Transportation's latest guidelines for the public transport sector
  • After checking in for flight travelers must register for an Electronic Health Locator Form and Arrival Card.
  • Covid-19 RT-PCR testing at the port of entry or designed quarantine facility; and — Must stay in a government-designated stringent quarantine facility until their test results are released.
  • If test results are positive, will be transferred to a designated hospital for further medical management.
  • If test results are negative, will be allowed to move out to undergo 14-day quarantine at home or an appropriate local monitoring facility


TAHITI/FRENCH POLYNESIA
  • A SARS-CoV-2 virus genome test (list of approved and non approved tests) has to be carried out by all travelers from 6 years old in a health authority center (hospital, clinic, medical Center, Covid-19 testing Center, or medical analysis laboratory) within three days before the flight to Tahiti (at the passenger’s expense).Ex: If the flight departs on a Monday at 11pm, the passenger needs to take the test the preceding Friday.
  • Please note for example, that Antigen, Antibody, Self Testing or Rapid Tests of any kind, including rapid RT-PCR tests such as the Abbott ID are not accepted by the Health Authorities of French Polynesia and aircraft boarding will be denied. Consult the list of approved and non approved tests.
  • The results of this test must be negative and will need to be presented to airline staff upon check-in prior to boarding the flight to French Polynesia.
  • Travel insurance is mandatory for anyone who does not have French nationality. If the insurance does not cover the costs in the event of a pandemic, commit to the health costs generated in French Polynesia, including in case of infection with Covid-19.
  • Complete the Sanitary entry form online on the dedicated digital platform ETIS.pf [Electronic Travel Information System].
  • Once completed a receipt with an ETIS number will be issued by email
  • A printout of this receipt must be presented upon check-in together with the test results in order to be able to board the flight to French Polynesia and both documents will need to be presented upon arrival at Tahiti’s Faa’a international airport.

NORTH AMERICA
HAWAII
  • All individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving from out-of-state to Hawaii are still subject to a mandatory 14 day self-quarantine.
  • All arriving passengers are required to initial and sign this order confirming they are aware of the 14 day quarantine and acknowledging they understand violating the order is a criminal offense and subject to up to $5,000 fine and/or a year imprisonment. The period of self-quarantine begins from the time of entry into the State and lasts 14 days or the duration of the person's time in Hawaii, whichever is shorter. Once travelers get to a Hawaii airport, they will have to show proof they completed their form and provide identification. After that, they will be expected to check-in daily during their mandatory 14 day quarantine. Visitors will be required to self-quarantine in their accommodations and residents in their homes, but they may leave for medical emergencies.
  • All travelers must Download, print and fill out the mandatory Travel Declaration Form
  • The start of the state's Pre-Travel Testing Program has been delayed to October 15, 2020, tentatively. Travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14 day quarantine requirement if they test negative for Covid-19. Travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in the islands. Requirements to be announced once finalized. 


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