The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the world, affecting most of Europe, as well as hot-spot travel destinations. Here are 15 countries with coronavirus travel restrictions, and denying entry for UK travellers.
Many people are going to Australia, especially as the weather is warm at this time of year compared to the UK. Now, however, anyone that has travelled to China, or travelled through China, Iran, or South Korea will be denied entry.
Those travelling to Argentina from the UK, as well as Europe, USA, China, Japan, South Korea and Iran, will need to self-isolate for 14 days. For 30 days, there will be suspension of UK flights to Argentina.
It isn’t surprising that China are halting people travelling to the country. The FCO advises against people travelling to Hubei Province, as well as mainland China. However, this does not include Hong Kong or Macao.
Put a halt to that sight seeing trip in Dubrovnik, because travel restrictions mean Croatia are putting all travellers from the UK into a compulsory 14 day isolation period. You will be asked for proof of accommodation bookings.
In affect from the 14th March, Cyprus are asking UK nationals to self-isolate for 14 days. And if you want to leave before those 14 days, you can only do so if you are not showing any symptoms of the coronavirus.
Travel restrictions mean existing visas for India are now suspended. Those coming into India, who are travelling from or have been to China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Germany and Spain since 15th February 2020 will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days upon entry.
Italy is the worst hit in Europe. With a higher population of older inhabitants, tragedy has gripped Italy like a vice. The FCO is advising that only essential travel is allowed. Of course, look into Italy in more depth, as the country has been on lock-down.
Like many other countries, Japan will not let you in if you have visited China’s Hubei or Zhejiang provinces, as well as parts of South Korea, Iran and Italy.
You may have to wait for your gorgeous Instagram photos of stunning beaches and glistening blue water, as the Maldives are stopping any cruise ships from coming in. If entering from mainland China, Iran, South Korea, Italy and Bangladesh, in the last 14 days, you will not be allowed in.
New Zealand are telling residents to isolate from Sunday. Travellers who visit Iran, mainland China, or any other notified countries will not be allowed in.
Any cruise ship will not be able to dock in the Seychelles until further notice, and any passengers will not be able to leave the ship.
Spain are likely to copy the same approach as Italy, and only essential travel is allowed. Flights are being cancelled.
Thailand officials will possibly quarantine travellers that have visited China, including Hong Kong and Macau, Italy, Iran and South Korea in the 14 days prior to arrival.
Turkey will not allow entry to those that have visited China, South Korea, Iran, Iraq or Italy 14 days before arrival.
Trump will extend his travel ban from Europe to the UK, and will not allow anyone to fly in to the country from these places for at least 30 days. Anyone who has visited the Schengen area will also be denied entry.
It is an incredibly tense, uncertain, and somewhat infuriating time with the outbreak of this coronavirus. The best thing to do before travelling, or upon deciding on what you will do with any booked trips, is keep informed on the latest updates regarding the coronavirus outbreak, and how it is affecting travel.
Meanwhile, take the advice provided, and stay safe.