The coronavirus and its consequences for tourism

Since December 2019, the respiratory disease COVID-19, triggered by the novel corona virus called SARS-CoV-2, has been spreading in rapid steps. The first cases have occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. However, the virus has made its way across countries and continents in recent weeks. It is no longer just Asia that is affected, but also Europe – and Germany – where the number of cases is increasing. The coronavirus, which is usually accompanied by flu-like symptoms but can also be fatal, is currently keeping the entire tourism industry in check.

To prevent the further spread of the disease, many countries have now tightened their entry regulations. Although in many cases the first thing that happens is that health checks are tightened up, travellers are increasingly confronted with quarantine measures or temporary entry bans. In addition to health questionnaires or temperature measurements, domestic and stationary quarantine stays and even border closures are possible consequences for tourists.

Since the number of countries that have introduced restrictions is increasing almost daily, we are providing you here with a list of all affected destinations. This list will of course be checked and updated continuously.

However, please note: Due to the rapidly changing situation, changes may occur at short notice at any time. For this reason, all travellers, especially those travelling from coronavirus-infected areas, should inform themselves about the current situation at their responsible foreign representative office. There may also be restrictions which do not take into account the whereabouts and previous travel behaviour of the persons concerned. In addition, border officials may at any time make individual decisions that deviate from the general regulations.

Coronavirus-Updates from Passolution

Here you can see the last three current corona updates. In our full version you can get all information.

Sint Maarten - Entry requirements

24.11.2020 - The entry is partly possible. Travellers from the following regions and countries may enter: Europe, Netherlands Overseas Territories, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Virgin Islands (UK), Canada, Martinique, Saint Bartholomew, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, United States of America. Travellers who have been outside the permitted countries before the start of the trip must expect quarantine measures or refusal of entry. Travelers who have been outside of the permitted countries prior to travel may be subject to quarantine measures or refused entry. This concerns the last 14 days before entry. Important when entering the country: Sint Maarten divides other countries into low, medium and high risk countries according to their infection situation. This leads to different entry requirements. You can find the country classification under the following link: https://stmaartenehas.com/travel-requirements/. Please note, however, that only travellers from the above-mentioned countries may still enter the country for tourist purposes. A negative COVID 19 test must be presented. The obligation to test applies to travelers from countries with medium or high risk of infection. It also applies to travellers from low-risk countries if they have stayed in a medium or high-risk country within the last 14 days before entry. Such travellers must present a negative PCR test not older than 120 hours at entry. Alternatively, certain forms of rapid tests are accepted, but these must not be older than 48 hours. The test result should clearly indicate the name of the laboratory, the name of the test subject, the date of the test, the type of test performed and the way the test sample was obtained, and must be presented in the original. Children under 10 years of age are exempt from the obligation to test. An entry form/health form must be completed. The appropriate form can be found at the following link: https://stmaartenentry.com. The form must be completed at least 12 hours before the start of the trip. A confirmation must be carried along. On arrival, health checks with temperature measurements will be carried out. In individual cases, COVID tests may also be required. Problems may arise if travellers show symptoms of illness. Affected travellers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. Travellers from countries with a medium risk of infection must check their body temperature and state of health themselves for 8 days after entry and submit this data online to the health authorities. Travellers will receive the link for online transmission by e-mail. Travellers from countries with a high risk of infection must monitor themselves according to this principle for 14 days after entry. Travellers staying in the country for less than 8 or 14 days must transmit the data daily throughout their stay. If travellers test positive for coronavirus during their trip, they must expect further measures to be taken. Travelers must have travel health insurance that covers COVID-19. Masks must be worn at border crossing points. Transit: Transit is possible. Transit passengers must also fill out the entry form and present a negative test result according to the above mentioned requirements. Important at the destination: There are restrictions on public life. These apply until further notice. - Hotels/holiday accommodation: open - Shops: open - Beaches: open - Public transport: available - Duty to wear masks: yes - in public - Minimum distance: 2.00 meters

Dominican Republic - Entry form

24.11.2020 - Entry is possible. Important when entering the country: Travellers are tested for the coronavirus on site. Random COVID rapid tests are carried out at random. If the rapid test is positive, a PCR test is performed. Travellers who are able to present a negative test result on entry, which is no more than 5 days old, are excluded from the random sample tests. An entry form/health form must be completed. You will find the appropriate form under the following link: https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/. If the form has been successfully completed, travellers will receive a QR code which they must be able to present. Until 31.12.2020, the form can alternatively be filled in on paper on arrival, after which the electronic version will be completely switched over. On arrival, there will be health checks with temperature measurements. Problems may arise if travellers show symptoms of illness. Affected travellers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. If travellers test positive for coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures. Masks must be worn at the border crossing points. Important at the destination: There are restrictions on public life. These apply until further notice. - State of emergency: until probably 1 December 2020 - Night-time curfew: yes (until 1 December 2020) - Hotels/holiday accommodation: open - Restaurants/Cafés: open with restrictions - Bars: closed - Clubs: closed - Cinemas/theatres: closed - Public transport: partially available - Duty to wear masks: yes - in public - Minimum distance: 1.50 meters - Ban on assembly: yes (until further notice)

Norway - Update

24.11.2020 - The entry is partly possible. Travelers from the following list may enter: https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/travel-advice-COVID19/. Travellers must have their main residence in one of these countries in order to be allowed to enter. Travellers who have been outside the permitted countries before the start of the trip must expect to be refused entry. This concerns the last 14 days before entry. Quarantine measures: On entry, quarantine measures of up to 10 days are applied. These apply until further notice. The measures apply to travellers from countries that belong to the red category in the list linked above. Please note that transit stays in these countries will also lead to quarantine measures in Norway without exception. Travellers from countries in the red category must be able to provide proof of accommodation suitable for quarantine on entry. Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months and can prove this by medical documents are exempt from the quarantine obligation. Important when entering the country: A negative COVID 19 test must be presented. The test requirement only applies to travelers in the red category. If they cannot present an adequate negative test result, they will be refused entry. The test must not be older than 72 hours. It must be a PCR or antigen test in German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English or French. Problems may arise if travellers show symptoms of illness. Affected travellers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. If travellers test positive for coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures. Transit: Transit is possible. However, a direct connecting flight must be proven. Important at the destination: There are restrictions on public life. These apply until further notice. - Hotels/holiday accommodation: open with restrictions - Restaurants/Cafés: open with restrictions - Bars: closed - Clubs: closed - Shops: open with restrictions - Museums/Monuments: open with restrictions - Public transport: not available - Masking obligation: partial - Minimum distance: 1.00 meters

Current countries with restrictions

in alphabetical order:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • Nepal
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Northern Macedonia
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Bartholomew
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Maarten
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Helena
  • St. Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Status: 2020-05-06

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