Covid-19 Lockdown/Reopening Information by Country

(Latest Update: January 14, 2020, 9:30 a.m. PST)

Country

Lockdown Info

Noteworthy Dates

Incoming Passenger Quarantine

Visa Service

PhilippinesMost populated areas including most of Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao,  Iloilo and Tacloban are under GCQ (General Community Quarantine) until January 31, 2021. The rest of the country is under MGCQ (Modified General Community Quarantine).January 31- 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 January 16.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

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 March 21 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 February 21.February 21 – Earliest Lockdown End

February 21 – Earliest Travel Ban End

It is advisable to remain in quarantine for 14 days.The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and U.S. Consulates in Nogales and Tijuana are providing emergency visa services only. U.S. Consulates in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, Hermosillo, Merida, and Ciudad Juarez are providing limited processing of routine student and work visa appointments, including TN visas, as local conditions allow. Routine tourist visa appointments remain suspended at this time across Mexico.
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 January 4, new restrictions and a national lockdown for the United Kingdom began.January 5 – Stay at Home regulation take in effect

Travel Ban remain in effect as of January 13, 2021.

10-Day Self-Isolation Upon EntryFollowing the UK national lockdown effective January 5, 2021, routine visa services suspended until further notice, pending reopening date announcement.
NigeriaOn December 21, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) recommended the closure of bars, clubs, event and recreational venues, and restaurants across the country for five weeks. Schools will remain closed until at least January 18, 2021.January 18 – Earliest Lockdown End

Pre-Existing Travel Ban For Immigrants

7-Day Self-Isolation Upon EntryThe United States Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos are currently processing limited student and exchange visitor visas and limited tourist visas.
ThailandMost foreign nationals remain barred from entering Thailand until further notice.On September 30, 2020 the Royal Thai Government officially approved a grace period until October 31, 2020 for persons in Thailand in temporary visa status (of all visa types) to depart the country.No Information

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

14-Day State Isolation Upon Entry in a government-approved facility at their own expense.Beginning October 1, 2020, U.S. Embassy Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai will resume routine nonimmigrant visa services for all visa categories.
BrazilEffective December 17, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, for an indefinite period.

 

Lockdown Ended

Travel Ban remain in effect as of January 13, 2021.Travel Ban remain in effect as of October 6, 2020.

No InformationAs of January 13, 2020, The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil continue to offer only emergency services for US citizens in Brazil. Routine services resume date pending.
RussiaThe Government of the Russian Federation banned the entry of foreign nationals, including American citizens, with a few exceptions.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

No quarantine required directly after arrival. A negative PCR COVID-19 test result is required upon arrival.Routine visa services remain suspended until further notice, pending reopening date announcement.
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.

Lockdown Ended

Travel Ban remain in effect as of January 13, 2020.

14-Day Centralized Quarantine on their own expenses upon entry.Temporarily suspended, pending reopening date announcement.
UkraineForeigners are allowed to entry with quarantine restrictions.

Ukraine is under an adaptive quarantine until December 31, 2020.

Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

U.S. citizens arriving from a Red Zone country are required to enter into self-quarantine or take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at international airports in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Lviv.Routine visa services remain suspended until further notice, pending reopening date announcement.
IndiaAll Indian visas issued to nationals of any country prior to March 13, 2020 (exception applied) and who had not yet entered India, stand suspended.

Currently, only certain types of emergency visas are being issued.

Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

A 14-day quarantine is required for all arriving passengers – 7 days in institutional quarantine and 7 days of home quarantine.The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and the U.S. Consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai have resumed some routine services.

 

CanadaUnited States and Canada have a mutual agreement to restrict non-essential travel across our shared border. The current agreement runs through February 21, 2020.Lockdown Ended

Travel Ban on non-essential travel until February 21.

Travellers entering Canada must present a credible 14-day quarantine plan.The United States Embassy and Consulates in Canada are resuming 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.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

14-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.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

Mandatory 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 reopened for regular international passenger travel on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Ghana’s land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

Individuals 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.
JamaicaVisitors should expect to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

Any travelers arriving to Jamaica and tested for COVID-19 will be asked to remain in quarantine at their hotel/resort until the test results are returned.As of July 20, 2020, the United States Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica, is resuming certain nonimmigrant visa services and certain immigrant visa.
PeruPeru began phase 4 of economic reactivation on October 1, including the resumption of a limited number of international flights.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

14-Day Self-Isolation Upon Entry As of December 7, 2020, the United States Embassy in Peru resumed a limited number of routine visa appointments in addition to continuing to process emergency appointments. Temporarily suspended, pending reopening date announcement.
AustraliaAustralia announced a travel ban on all non-residents and non-Australian citizens entering Australia that went into effect on Friday, March 20, 2020.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

14-Day Self-Isolation Upon Entry in a hotel or designated facilityAs of 16 July 2020, the United States Consulates General in Sydney and Perth are resuming 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 still not permitted, and there is no indication that this will change in the short term. Visa-free travel is suspended.

 

Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

14-Day Self-Isolation Upon EntryAs of November, 24, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo has resumed routine nonimmigrant visa services for all visa categories except B visas. They have also resumed certain immigrant visa services including IR1, IR2, CR1, CR2 and K Fiancé(e) Visas. 

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