Covid-19 Lockdown/Reopening Information by Country

(Latest Update: September 18, 2020, 9:52 a.m. PST)

Country

Lockdown Info

Noteworthy Dates

Incoming Passenger Quarantine

Visa Service

PhilippinesMost populated areas including most of Luzon, Cebu, Mindanao, Central Visayas are under GCQ (General Community Quarantine) until August 31. The rest of the country is under MGCQ (Modified General Community Quarantine).August 30- Earliest Lockdown End

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

14-Day Self-Isolation Upon EntryTemporarily suspended, pending reopening date announcement.
ColombiaOn August 24, President Duque announced the end of national isolation measures effective September 1. The country will transition to a selective isolation phase.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

14-Day Self-Isolation Upon EntryStarting August 14,2020, the U.S. Embassy in Bogota will begin conducting a limited number of nonimmigrant visa interviews.Routine interviews for all other visa categories, including B1/B2, remain suspended.
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 October 21.September 21 – Earliest Lockdown End

October 21 – Earliest Travel Ban End

Travelers entering Mexico via land may be subject to health screen including temperature checks. Travelers may experience significant delays and face the possibility of being returned to the United States or quarantined in Mexico.Starting August 3, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and the U.S. Consulates in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana and Hermosillo will resume limited operations for student visa processing.

Routine interviews for all other visa categories, including B1/B2, remain suspended.

Dominican RepublicThe President of the Dominican Republic extended the State of Emergency through August 24. The curfew hours remain Monday through Saturday 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., and Sunday 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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

August 24 – Earliest Lockdown End

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

No InformationTemporarily suspended, pending reopening date announcement.
United KingdomLockdown ended.Lockdown Ended

Travel Ban remain in effect as of August 18, 2020.

14-Day Self-Isolation Upon EntryAs of August 3, 2020 the United States Embassy in London and the United States Consulate General in Belfast are resuming certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including: immigrant visas for spouses and children of U.S. citizens; F-1 and M-1 student visa categories.
NigeriaDomestic flights in Nigeria have resumed after a period of suspension. As of August 10, 2020 routine commercial international flights into and out of Nigeria continue to be suspended.No Information

Pre-Existing Travel Ban For Immigrants

14-Day Institutional-Isolation Upon EntryThe United States Mission to Nigeria remains unable to resume routine American Citizen Services, immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services at this time. pending reopening date announcement
ThailandMost foreign nationals remain barred from entering Thailand until further notice.September 26 – Earliest Lockdown End

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

14-Day State Isolation Upon Entry in a government-approved facility at their own expense.As of July 15, 2020, the U.S. Embassy Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai are resuming nonimmigrant visa services for F, M, and J visa applicants only.
BrazilEffective August 26, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, through at least September 24. The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air is currently permitted.

 

Lockdown Ended

Travel Ban remain in effect as of August 18, 2020.

No InformationAs of September 1st, 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.
RussiaRussia’s ban on incoming international arrivals ended May 1.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

14-Day Self-Isolation Upon EntryMission Russia has started accepting interview waiver applications for C1/D visas only. Pending reopening date announcement for visa interviews.
ChinaForeign nationals with visas issued before 28 March 2020 are not permitted to enter China.

All Chinese passengers must install the mobile app ‘WE CHAT’ and input health conditions in the past 14 days. This must be done before arriving in China.

Lockdown Ended

Travel Ban remain in effect as of August 18, 2020.

14-Day Centralized Quarantine on their own expenses upon entry.Temporarily suspended, pending reopening date announcement
UkraineEffective August 28th through September 28th, the government has barred entry to Ukraine to all foreigners in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

14-Day Supervised Quarantine Upon EntryRoutine 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

As of August 8, all international passengers must visit https://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19 and submit a self-declaration form at least 72 hours prior to departure for India.Consular sections across India are now accepting drop box applications for F, M, and J visa renewals and H and L visa renewals who qualify for an exception to the Proclamations at Visa Application Centers across India.
CanadaUnited States and Canada have a mutual agreement to restrict non-essential travel across our shared border. The current agreement runs through October 21.Lockdown Ended

Travel Ban on non-essential travel until October 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.
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. 
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 14-day quarantine at designated facilitiesRoutine visa services remain suspended until further notice, pending reopening date announcement.
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.
PeruThe 10:00 pm to 4:00 am curfew from Monday to Saturday and all-day quarantine on Sunday remain in effect in most of Peru。Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

No InformationTemporarily 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). Temporarily suspended, pending reopening date announcement.
JapanNon-Japanese citizens who leave Japan, even U.S. citizen legal residents, will not be able to return under current conditions.

International flights are currently available in Japan, but service has diminished significantly.

Lockdown Ended

Not Directly Affected by US Travel Ban

No InformationThe United States Consulates in Osaka, Fukuoka and Sapporo resumed certain limited nonimmigrant visa services, including very limited numbers of some student and exchange visitor visas, and E investor visas. The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the Consulate in Naha resumed certain immigrant visa services, including: IR1, IR2, CR1, and CR2.Temporarily suspended, pending reopening date announcement

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