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Current Travel measures for each country - 19Sept20

The recovery is progressing step by step so we have compiled a list of the measures in place for each country

Please contact us for up to date information :

COSTA RICA IS OPEN TO TOURISM and local life is returning to normal with international airline arrivals on Iberia and KLM. Costa Rica requires a CPR test showing a negative result, taken 48 hours before arrival. These tests are now widely available in the UK. FCDO advise against travel so you have to self-isolate on the return but we offer free local travel insurance on arrival with COVID-19 cover. 

CUBA IS OPEN TO TOURISM and local life is returning to normal with international airline arrivals on Iberia. Cuba requires a CPR test showing a negative result, taken 48 hours before arrival. These tests are now widely available in the UK. FCDO advice has placed CUBA on the GREEN LIST so there is no need to quarantine when you return to the UK and we include free travel insurance with the UK longhaul specialist Campbell Irvine. 

ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS IS OPEN TO TOURISM and local life is returning to normal with international airline arrivals on Iberia and KLM. Ecuador requires a CPR test showing a negative result, taken 4 days before arrival or taken at the airport on arrival. These tests are now widely available in the UK. FCDO advise against travel so you have to self-isolate on the return. A second CPR test taken in Ecuador is required 48 hours before flying to the Galapagos Islands to board your yacht so you can be confident that the crew and your fellow passengers have also tested negative.

BRAZIL IS OPEN TO TOURISM and local life is returning to normal with major tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, open, and international airline arrivals on British Airways, Iberia, KLM. Travel Insurance is required to enter the country but a test is not required. However we recommend a CPR test showing a negative result taken 48 hours before departure. These tests are now widely available in the UK. FCDO advise against travel so you have to self-isolate on the return

MEXICO IS OPEN TO TOURISM with international airline arrivals on Iberia, KLM. No test is required to enter and no quarantine is required on arrival but we recommend a CPR test showing a negative result taken 48 hours before departure. These tests are now widely available in the UK. The FCDO advise against travel so you have to self-isolate on the return

PERU IS OPEN TO TOURISM FROM 1 OCTOBER with international airline arrivals on Iberia and KLM. A CPR test is required to enter taken up to 1 week before arrival. No quarantine is required on arrival but the FCDO advise against travel so you have to self-isolate on the return.

CHILE IS OPEN TO TOURISM Life has been going back to normal since August and there are international airline arrivals on Iberia and KLM. A CPR test is required to enter taken up to 5 days before arrival. No quarantine is required on arrival but there is a curfew from 23.00 to 05.00 throughout the country. The FCDO advise against travel so you have to self-isolate on the return.

COLOMBIA OPEN FROM 21 Sept. Domestic flights to mayor cities started on Sept 1st. Hotels, restaurants and shops have started opening gradually during September. Citizens from USA, Chile, Panama, Ecuador and Peru will be the first allowed to enter with other countries allowed gradually and international flights back from Oct 1st. A CPR test is required to enter taken up to 5 days before arrival. The FCDO advise against travel so you have to self-isolate on the return.

ARGENTINA IS CLOSED TO TOURISM Life has been going back to normal since August, particularly outside Buenos Aires and international flights start in October. There are still infections around Buenos Aires but the number of deaths is low in relation to the whole population. Quarantine is required on arrival and the FCDO advise against travel so you have to self-isolate on the return.

BELIZE IS OPEN TO TOURISM FROM 1 OCTOBER with the airport open to international flight arrivals. The Government has implemented a new "Tourism Gold Standard" of protocols. No quarantine is required on arrival but the FCDO advise against travel so you have to self-isolate on the return.

BOLIVIA, GUATEMALA, PANAMA, GUIANAS, ARE NOT OPEN TO TOURISM yet although some international airlines are operating and normal activity is restarting locally. We are monitoring the situation closely. The FCO advise against travel at the moment.

CHINA IS OPEN TO TOURISM and local life has returned to normal. There are international flights now.

  • You will need a valid visa to enter China. Chinese Visa Application Centres are now open. Entry on visas issued before 27 March 2020 remains suspended.
  • From 21 August, you will need to submit a Health Declaration Form before you travel.
  • From 7th September, alongside the form, you must provide evidence of a negative test for COVID-19 taken no more than 3 days before you travel. This has changed from 5 days.
  • Health checks on arrival - All overseas passenger arrivals are subject to health checks on arrival (likely involving nucleic acid or swab tests). Those failing health checks may be sent to a designated hospital for treatment.

The FCDO advise against travel so you have to self-isolate on the return.

INDIA IS NOT OPEN TO TOURISM yet and local life is returning to normal. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic planning to restart services in September. All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in India. The FCDO advise against travel so you have to self-isolate on the return.

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CURRENT TRAVEL STATUS FOR EACH COUNTRY

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