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.

Oman - Information on opening the border

23.09.2020 - Due to the increasing number of infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, there is currently an entry ban for Oman. There are massive restrictions on travel and public life on the ground. International air traffic was temporarily suspended on 29 March. Expected opening of the border: International air traffic will restart from 01.10.2020. However, entry for tourist purposes is still not possible for the time being.

Colombia - Partial opening of the border

23.09.2020 - Due to the increasing number of infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 there are entry restrictions in Colombia. However, international air traffic has been resumed. Colombia's land and sea borders will remain closed until 1 October 2020. Travel within the country is possible. Important when entering the country: Entry must be accompanied by a negative PCR test result, which must not be more than 96 hours old. Travellers who do not have a test result must isolate themselves for up to 14 days. All travellers must complete the following form between one and 24 hours before departure: https://apps.migracioncolombia.gov.co/pre-registro/public/preregistro.jsf. In addition, the Colombian "CoronApp" must be installed on the smartphone: https://coronaviruscolombia.gov.co/Covid19/aislamiento-saludable/coronapp.html. Important on site: - Restaurants/Cafés: partly open - Shops: partly open - Public transport: limited availability - Masking obligation: in public places and on public transport - Ban on assembly: from 50 persons - Regional restrictions possible - App (mandatory): https://coronaviruscolombia.gov.co/Covid19/aislamiento-saludable/coronapp.html

Czech Republic - Update

23.09.2020 - The general entry ban for the Czech Republic due to the coronavirus has been partially lifted. Nationals of EU and Schengen countries, Great Britain, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican are allowed to re-enter the country. The condition is that the respective state is in a good epidemiological situation and is therefore classified as safe (green) by the Czech Republic. In addition, travellers must have their residence or a permanent stay in one of these countries. A list of countries classified as safe can be found under the following link: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx. The list is regularly reviewed and updated. Third-country nationals may also re-enter if they can prove that they have a permanent residence in one of the countries classified as safe, which also applies the principle of reciprocal entry permits. These countries are also listed in the previously linked list. Travelers from all other countries are still subject to entry restrictions. Important when entering the country: The condition for unrestricted entry for the above-mentioned persons is that they have not spent more than 12 hours in another country classified by the Czech Republic as unsafe (red) within the last 14 days prior to entry. If travellers have been outside the country for more than 12 hours, they may still enter, but must first contact a regional hygiene institute. They must also have a COVID test done within 5 days of entry. The test result must be awaited in quarantine and sent to the hygiene institute by the 7th day of the stay. Otherwise further quarantine measures will be taken. Travellers from countries classified in red must also complete the following entry form: https://plf.uzis.cz. Masks are compulsory at the airport. Important on site: - Hotels/holiday accommodation: open - Restaurants/Cafés: open - Bars/Clubs: closed - Public transport: Yes with mask and minimum distance - Museums/Sightseeings/Animal Parks/Cinemas: open - Shops: open - Mandatory masks: in public transport and indoors - Prohibition of assembly: from 1000 persons outside and 500 persons in closed rooms - Distance rules: at least 2 meters - Regional deviations possible - App: The following app is recommended to download: https://erouska.cz/en

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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