Covid-19 Lockdown/Reopening Information by Country

(Latest Update: March 30, 2021, 9:30 a.m. PST)

Country

Lockdown Info

Noteworthy Dates

Incoming Passenger Quarantine

Visa Service

PhilippinesMetro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite and Laguna are under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until April 4, 2021. Most populated areas including most of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, are under GCQ (General Community Quarantine) until March 31, 2021. The rest of the country is under MGCQ (Modified General Community Quarantine).April 4 – Earliest Lockdown End

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

14-day quarantine upon entry U.S. Embassy Manila has resumed certain nonimmigrant visa services, including in the F, M, and certain J categories, C1/D, E, I, O, an P visas, and certain immigrant visas including IR1, IR2, CR1, CR2, and EB3 nurses. 
ColombiaLimited international flights have resumed to eight of Colombia’s busiest airports: Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin (Rionegro), Cali, Barranquilla, Armenia, Pereira, and Bucaramanga. Colombia’s land and water borders remain closed until at least June 1, 2021.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

7-10 day quarantine upon entry

The Colombian government will require testing and/or isolation upon arrival in Colombia for travelers unable to obtain test results prior to travel.

U.S. Embassy Bogotá’s Consular Section processes nonimmigrant visas for temporary travel for tourism, business, study and exchange programs, employment, and other purposes.

Nonimmigrant interview waiver visa services has resumed as of September 15, 2020.

MexicoThe United States and Mexico entered a joint initiative restricting non-essential travel along the U.S.-Mexico land border. Non-essential travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature. The restrictions are in place until at least April 21, 2021.April 21 – Earliest Travel Ban EndThe government advises travelers remain in quarantine for 14 days.Visa services vary by city. Check here for the latest updates.
Dominican RepublicThe government of the Dominican Republic has extended the state of emergency and nationwide curfew.

Masks are required in all public spaces in the Dominican Republic.

No Information

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

No InformationThe United States Embassy in Santo Domingo remains unable to resume routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services at this time. 
United KingdomOn March 29, the United Kingdom eased some restrictions but social distancing rules remain in place.Travel Ban remains in effect as of January 13, 2021.10-day self-isolation upon entryThe United States Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulate in Belfast are offering emergency visa services only at this time.
NigeriaOn December 21, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) recommended the closure of bars, clubs, event and recreational venues, and restaurants. Some schools have now resumed.No Information7-day self-isolation upon entryThe U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos are currently processing limited student and exchange visitor visas and limited tourist visas.
ThailandAll visitors need to obtain a Certificate of Entry in order to enter Thailand.No Information

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

10-day state isolation upon entryU.S. Embassy Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai has resumed routine nonimmigrant visa services for all visa categories. U.S. Embassy Bangkok has also resumed most immigrant visa services. 
BrazilTravelers by air are permitted to stay in the country for up to 90 days. Effective December 17, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, for an indefinite period.

 

Travel Ban remains in effect as of January 13, 2021.No InformationThe U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil have suspended all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. 
RussiaThe Government of the Russian Federation banned the entry of foreign nationals, including American citizens, with a few exceptions.Not Directly Affected by US Travel BanNo quarantine required directly after arrival. A negative PCR COVID-19 test result is required upon arrival.Routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services remain suspended until further notice.
ChinaChina currently allows foreign nationals with valid residence permits and visas to enter the country under certain conditions.

As of December 23, 2020, travelers must complete PCR NAT and IgM antibody tests in the departure city.

Travel Ban remains in effect as of January 13, 2020.14-day quarantine on their own expenses upon entry.Temporarily suspended, pending reopening date announcement.
UkraineForeigners are allowed entry with proof of a negative COVID-19 test done within 72 hours of arrival.

 

Not Directly Affected by US Travel BanNo quarantine requirementsRoutine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services remain suspended until further notice.
IndiaTourists are still not permitted to enter India, however certain business travelers and those moving to India as residents are permitted.Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban7-day home quarantine with negative COVID-19 test.The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and the U.S. Consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai have all immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services.

 

CanadaOnly essential travel is permitted when entering Canada by land, sea, or air.No InformationTravelers entering Canada must present a credible 14-day quarantine plan.The United States Embassy and Consulates in Canada have resumed certain non-emergency U.S. citizen and nonimmigrant visa services.The U.S. Consulate General in Montreal has resumed certain immigrant visa services, including spouses and children of U.S. citizens, fiancé(e) (K) visas, and other mission critical categories such as medical professional
VietnamThe Vietnamese government continues to suspend entry into Vietnam to all foreigners.Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban14-day quarantine upon arrivalAs of July 15, the United States Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City have resumed certain nonimmigrant visa services, and certain immigrant visas including IR1, IR2, CR1, and CR2. 

Beginning December 7 and 9 respectively, the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi have opened up a limited number of appointments for B1/B2 visas.

IndonesiaThe Indonesian government has restricted foreign visitors from transiting and traveling to Indonesian Territory unless they are in possession of an existing valid visa or residence permit.Not Directly Affected by US Travel BanMandatory 5-day quarantine at designated facilitiesThe United States Embassy in Jakarta is now processing certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including: F, M, certain J categories and IR1, IR2, CR1, and CR2 immigrant visas.
GhanaAccra Kotoka International Airport is open for regular international passenger travel. Ghana’s land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.Not Directly Affected by US Travel BanIndividuals who test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival in Ghana will not be required to quarantine.Routine visa services remain suspended until further notice, pending reopening date announcement.
JamaicaForeign travelers are permitted to enter, as long as they present a travel authorization form and a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban14-day quarantine upon entryThe U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica has resumed certain nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services.
PeruForeign travelers are permitted to enter.Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban14-day quarantine upon entryThe U.S. Embassy in Peru has suspended all non-emergency nonimmigrant visa services. The Embassy has resumed a limited number of immigrant visa services. 
AustraliaAustralia has banned travel on all non-residents and non-citizens entering Australia.Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban14-day quarantine upon entry in a hotel or designated facilityThe U.S. Consulates General in Sydney and Perth have resumed certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including travelers with urgent travel needs and students (F, M and J categories). On 01 September 2020, the U.S. Consulate General Melbourne resumed interviews for some students (F, M, and J categories).
JapanTravel for tourism and most other short-term purposes is limited, and there is no sign that this will change in the short term. Visa-free travel is suspended.

 

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban14-day self-isolation upon entryAs of Feb. 24, 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo has resume routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services for. all categories except the B visa.  They have also resumed certain immigrant visa services including IR1, IR2, CR1, CR2 and K Fiancé(e) Visas. 

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