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Philippine Department of Tourism - London

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the Philippines has implemented temporary travel restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. We urge you to stay home and follow community quarantine protocols. Learn more

Visit Sweden

Information for travellers in regards to the corona virus (covid-19 pandemic)

Here you will find restrictions and recommendations about travelling to and staying in Sweden. As this kind of information may be due to change quickly, you need to check what applies with relevant authorities before travelling to Sweden.

https://visitsweden.com/about-sweden/information-for-travellers-corona-virus

 

Montserrat Tourism Division

 

MONTSERRAT REDUCES QUARANTINE REQUIREMENT FOR VACCINATED TRAVELERS

 

Tuesday May 18, 2021, Brades, Montserrat – On May 16, 2021, the Government of Montserrat implemented amendments to the Public Health (COVID-19 Suppression) Order, reducing the quarantine requirement for individuals traveling to the island who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 from 14 days to 10 days.

 

Persons who are allowed to enter Montserrat must provide the Medical Officer or Health Officer with proof that he/she is a fully vaccinated person, as well as a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before commencing their journey. If an individual fails to provide proof of vaccination, he or she will be treated as a person who is not fully vaccinated.

 

According to the Statutory Rules & Orders (S.R.O.) 30 of 2021, a person is considered fully vaccinated:

a) fourteen days after receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series; or

b) fourteen days after receipt of one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

 

A fully vaccinated person who goes directly to his/her home, place of occupancy, designated quarantine facility or place of isolation shall remain there until 10 days have passed, provided that he or she has taken a PCR COVID-19 test or a RNA COVID-19 between 8 and 10 days after entering Montserrat and is not infected with COVID-19. If the individual is expected to leave Montserrat before the 10 days have elapsed he or she will be allowed to leave.

 

These quarantine and testing requirements do not apply to the following persons:

1. an attorney-at-law, judge or other officer of the court who intends to come to Montserrat for the purpose of appearing in or presiding over court proceedings;

2. a member of the crew of an aircraft or ship (including freight, cargo or courier craft or vessel);

3. non-resident technician provided he has been granted permission to enter Montserrat prior to travelling to Montserrat;

4. a person who has been granted permission by the Minister to enter Montserrat for the purpose of aiding with preparations for a disaster or after a disaster;

 

A person entering Montserrat who is not fully vaccinated is required to take a PCR COVID-19 test upon arrival. Following the relevant immigration and security checks, he/she is allowed to proceed directly to his/her home or place of occupancy to self-quarantine, or to a designated quarantine facility or place of isolation.

 

Such person must remain in quarantine for 14 days, and is required to take a second PCR COVID-19 test or a RNA COVID-19 test between 12 and 14 days after entering Montserrat. Once this test is negative, and the 14 days have elapsed then the person is allowed to leave self-quarantine or the quarantine facility. If the individual is expected to leave Montserrat before the 14 days, he or she will be allowed to do so.
 

A copy of the full advisory can be accessed on https://www.visitmontserrat.com/travel-advisory/ and any further information may be obtained by contacting:

 

Ms.Camille Thomas-Gerald

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Health and Social Services

Telephone: +1-664-491-2880

Email address: geraldcc@gov.ms

 

OR

 

Dr. Sharra Greenaway-Duberry

Chief Medical Officer

Ministry of Health and Social Services

Telephone: +1-664-491-2880

Email address: greenaways2@gov.ms

Seychelles Tourism Board

Seychelles is ready to welcome all visitors irrespective of their vaccination status on the condition that they have a COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate that must be taken within 72 hours prior to travel. However, visitors who have been in South Africa, Brazil, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan within the 14 days preceding arrival to Seychelles will NOT be authorised entry.
No quarantine is required for visitors entering Seychelles. However, they are being strongly encouraged to be fully immunized before travel. They are allowed free movement throughout their entire holiday but they must adhere to all public health measures. They also are free to stay at any health certified tourism accommodation establishment on the condition that they follow all health protocols that are in place at these establishments.

Deputy Ministry of Tourism

COVID-19 Destination Protocol, Cyprus – updated 26th March 2021
Entry into the country
Q1: How will travelers be able to enter the country?
Cyprus has changed the way it categorizes countries, and is instead following a colour-coded system harmonized with ECDC evaluation standards. Therefore, only countries not included on ECDC lists, will be evaluated separately by the Cyprus government. Below are the entry requirements when somebody is traveling to Cyprus.
Entry requirement Green Orange Red Grey
Cyprus Flight Pass completion 24h prior to departure Yes Yes Yes Yes
PCR test 72h prior to departure (traveler-paid) No Yes Yes Yes
PCR test upon arrival to Cyprus (traveler-paid) No No Yes No
Mandatory self-isolation upon arrival No No No Yes
i. Persons traveling from GREEN countries will not need to demonstrate a negative PCR test for COVID-19 when traveling to Cyprus; they only need to provide certain information and solemn declarations.
ii. Persons traveling from ORANGE countries are required to undergo a molecular test at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers will also need to provide certain information and solemn declarations.
The following persons will be allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus, having undergone a lab test at their own expense, upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus:
1. Cypriot citizens and members of their families (foreign spouses and children)
2. Legal residents of the Republic
3. Passengers entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention
4. Persons in countries where the authorities duly substantiate and following an announcement by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus, are not in a position to offer Covid-19 testing to those wishing to travel.
iii. Persons traveling from RED countries are required to undergo a molecular test at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. They will also need to pay for and undergo a molecular PCR test upon arrival to Cyprus, the cost of which is 30 Euros at Larnaca airport and 32 Euros at Paphos airport; results of the test will be available within 3 hours, and will be shared with the traveler by SMS after his or her departure from the airport. Only children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers will also need to provide certain information and solemn declarations.
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The following persons will be allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus having undergone a lab test at their own expense, upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus:
1. Cypriot citizens and members of their families (foreign spouses and children)
2. Legal residents of the Republic.
3. Passengers entitled to enter to the Republic under the Vienna Convention
These persons may choose to undergo only one lab test, namely upon their arrival to Cyprus, but must then remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation for a minimum of 72 hours from the time of their arrival. After the 72 hour self-isolation, they must undergo a second PCR test for Covid-19, again at their own expense. They are released from self-isolation after a negative test result which must be submitted to the electronic address monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy
iv. Persons traveling from GREY countries are required to undergo a molecular test at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. In addition, they will remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for fourteen (14) days or a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for ten (10) days, provided they undergo another PCR test for Covid-19 on the 10th day, at their own expense. The result of the lab test must be submitted to the electronic address monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers will also need to provide certain information and solemn declarations.
Travel from GREY countries, is allowed only for:
o Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children)
o Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus
o EU citizens, citizens of European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland
o Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention
o Citizens of third countries, provided they obtain prior special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the Infectious Diseases Decree (N.2/2021 8.1.21), as amended. The application for a Special Permission must be submitted on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/special-permission).
Note: European Union citizens, citizens of European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), citizens of Switzerland and citizens of third countries, must undergo a molecular test prior to departure, as stipulated above. The other categories of passengers have the choice of either taking the test prior to their departure or taking it upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense.
v. The full list of categorized countries can be found on www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy). Travelers should constantly visit this platform in order to remain up to date about possible changes that may affect their trip.
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Q2: What other documentation is necessary for traveling to Cyprus?
a. A ‘Cyprus Flight Pass’ is available on the website www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy, which can be accessed and filled in electronically. All passengers traveling to the Republic of Cyprus need to fill in and submit in advance, all required information and documents; use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to fly to the Republic of Cyprus. ONLY in the event of a technical problem or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform (officially announced on the electronic platform) will passengers be allowed to fill in the required forms, in writing. These can be downloaded from https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms. In this case, travelers have to carry with them, in paper form, the required documentation.
b. The flight pass will include the following points: a) personal information of the passenger, b) declaration whether or not a person has traveled to/from/through or stayed/lived in a country with less favourable epidemiological criteria compared to the country of departure within 14 days before their arrival to the Republic of Cyprus, c) confirmation that a person has not experienced one of the following symptoms – fever, cough, fatigue, headache, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, congestion or runny nose within the last 14 days or he/she has not been in close contact with a COVID-19 confirmed case within the last 14 days, d) disclaimer that travel is taking place at a person’s own responsibility, and that the Republic of Cyprus or businesses operating within it, cannot be held liable for infection at any point during the travel process, e) disclaimer that upon return to their country of origin, a person will notify the Health Authorities of Cyprus, should they display COVID-19 disease in the 14 days after leaving the island, f) request form for citizens of third countries travelling from Grey Category Countries, wishing to acquire special permission, by submitting their requests electronically through the following link: https//cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/el/special-permission-request.
c. Airlines will not permit passengers to board the aircraft and travel to the Republic of Cyprus without a Cyprus Flight Pass (however, checking the validity of the information included in the Cyprus Flight Pass by travelers is NOT an obligation of the airlines). Any travelers arriving to the Republic of Cyprus without a Cyprus Flight Pass, will be subject to a fine of 300 Euros.
Q3: What procedures are in place for persons who have been vaccinated for COVID-19?
For persons traveling from certain countries, a vaccination certificate will be accepted as an additional facilitator for travel. Dates of implementation may vary for each country, so travelers should follow public announcements made by the Cyprus Government.
All travelers who can prove that they have received the required doses of an authorized vaccine, will not be required to undergo any tests to visit Cyprus. Moreover, they will not be placed in quarantine. The Republic of Cyprus still reserves the right to randomly test any arriving flight, and this will include vaccinated travelers as well. Moreover, all other destination protocols need to be implemented by everyone, including vaccinated travelers.
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Prior to travel, a copy of the vaccination certificate (in English) must be uploaded onto the Cyprus Flight Pass platform and certain vaccination details must be provided. Verification of the certificate’s authenticity, is the sole responsibility of border control services in the country of departure. The traveler is responsible and personally liable for provision of untruthful information, and in such a case, will be subject to penalties upon arrival to Cyprus.
Q4: What criteria is taken into consideration by the Cyprus government, for the categorization of countries which do not feature on ECDC lists?
In order to categorize the specific countries, a panel of experts considers amongst others, the same criteria used by ECDC for the production of the lists (daily number of performed tests per 100,000 population, cumulative 14-day impact per 100,000 population, positivity rate, testing rate).
Travel protocols
Q5: What protocols can be expected on airplanes?
a. Prior to boarding, travelers will need to show their ‘Cyprus Flight Pass’
b. Travelers’ temperature may possibly be taken prior to boarding
c. Wearing of masks is compulsory during the flight
Q6: What other protocols can be expected in Cyprus airports/port terminals?
a. Entrance or passage will only be allowed to travelers and staff
b. Travelers will have their temperature taken in the terminal
c. Wearing of masks is compulsory in all areas
Destination protocols
Q7: Are there any general protocols that will apply to the whole destination?
a. Enhanced health, safety and hygiene protocols have been devised for all hospitality establishments, and extensive training of staff has taken place prior to the destination opening for visitors.
b. Physical distancing measures are followed in all parts of the destination, so that people who do not belong to the same travel group maintain a reasonable distance from each other (the minimum area occupied per person should be 2 sq. meters outdoors, and 3 sq. meters indoors).
c. Frequent ventilation is taking place in all indoor areas, so that air conditioning can be enhanced with regular input of fresh air.
d. Antibacterial gel is available in all establishments, at entrances, reception areas, lounges, public toilets, lifts etc.
e. Use of masks is compulsory in all indoor areas (taxis, buses, diving/safari jeeps, lifts, theatres, malls, etc.) and outdoor public places. Areas where people are seated whilst consuming food and beverage are excluded (restaurants, coffee-shops, bars, snack-bars, lobby bars, etc.). Also exempted are beaches, swimming
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pools and instances where persons are exercising. In any case, travelers should always consult the Visit Cyprus website for the latest information on this matter, as procedures are likely to change at very short notice.
Q8: Buses/rental vehicles/taxis/diving and safari jeeps
a. Frequent ventilation and disinfection of buses
b. Disinfection of rental vehicles after their return (including keys)
c. Disinfection of all touch points after every route, for taxis and diving/safari jeeps (door handles, seats etc.)
d. Capacity of tour buses is allowed at 50%
Q9: Archaeological sites, museums, theme parks, mini cruises, diving sites, water sports
Disinfection of all touch points after every use (artifacts, touch screens, rides, door handles, seats, diving equipment, water sports equipment etc.)
Q10: Swimming pools, beaches and water parks
a. Disinfection of sun beds, umbrellas and personal safe boxes after every use
b. Distance of 4m between umbrellas and 2m between sunbeds of persons not belonging to the same group
c. Physical distancing will not apply to life guards who are called into urgent life-saving action
Q11: Accommodation establishments
a. Use of masks and carrying out of appropriate hand hygiene, for all front-of-house staff; for housekeeping staff gloves are also compulsory
b. Dispersion of guests at ‘group check-in’
c. Rooms will not be allocated to new arrivals, unless enough time has passed since the previous occupants left, for appropriate cleaning, disinfection and aeriation
d. Disinfection of room keys/cards after every departure
e. Where food or drink is displayed on self-service stations, appropriate sneeze guards or face masks are availed, and hand disinfection stations are installed; alternatively, items could be served directly by the staff
f. The minimum area occupied between persons not belonging to the same party, is 2 square meters outdoors, and 3 square meters indoors.
Q12: Restaurants, bars, cafes, pubs and night clubs
a. Use of masks and carrying out of appropriate hand hygiene, for all back-of-house and front-of-house staff
b. The maximum party size is set at 8 persons per table. In any case, travelers should always consult the Visit Cyprus website for the latest information on this matter, as procedures are likely to change at very short notice.
c. The minimum area occupied between persons not belonging to the same party, is 2 square meters outdoors, and 3 square meters indoors
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d. Menus are disinfected after every use, unless they are disposable; alternatively they will be displayed at various communal points of the establishment, or made available digitally
e. Guests are encouraged to pay by card and not by cash
f. Disinfection of all touch points is carried out after each use e.g. chairs, tables, salt/pepper mills, sauce bottles, electronic payment machines etc.
g. An information sheet is made available at the entrance, displaying the maximum number of guests allowed in place at any given time
Testing and quarantine procedures at the destination
Q13: Is random testing going to be done at destination level?
Entire flights are randomly asked to undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival, irrespective of where they flew from. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted. The cost in such cases is borne by the Cyprus government.
Q14: How will we deal with travelers who test positive during their stay in Cyprus, and what is our capacity to do so? What happens to their close contacts? Who will cover the cost of hospitalization and treatment?
a. The Cyprus government is committed to taking care of all travelers who test positive for coronavirus during their stay, as well as their close contacts. The government will transfer these persons to separate facilities, covering the cost of lodging, food, drink, and medication; the traveler will only need to bear the cost of their airport transfer and repatriation flight, in collaboration with their agent and/or airline. Using separate facilities will not only ensure that patients are properly taken care of, but it will also provide peace of mind to other travelers, that their accommodation establishment is free of COVID-19. Should an establishment be found to host a person who has tested positive for coronavirus, it will thus not be ordered into a 14-day quarantine.
b. More specifically, a COVID-19 hospital with a surplus of beds has been made available exclusively for travelers who test positive for coronavirus, and these can be increased at very short notice if required. If travelers show critical symptoms, a significant number of intensive care units and respirators are available for their treatment.
c. In addition, 300 rooms in dedicated quarantine-hotels are available for close contacts of persons who test positive for coronavirus, and again these can be increased at very short notice if required.
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Q15: What is the definition of a close contact?
a. A close contact is defined as ‘somebody who has come within very close physical contact of a person who has tested positive for coronavirus’ i.e. at a distance of less than 2m for more than 15 minutes. This may include for example, persons from the same family, co-travelers sharing the same room or even persons greeting each other by using physical contact.
b. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), for confirmed cases of COVID-19 it is recommended that contact tracing from an airplane, includes passengers seated two seats in all directions around the index case.
Q16: What is the quarantine duration for close contacts?
The normal duration of quarantine is 10 days, provided that the traveler tests negative on day 10 (cost of testing is borne by the individual). The duration of quarantine can be reduced further if a traveler has an earlier return flight; in such a case, the patient needs to test negative for coronavirus on the day prior to their departure. Note that during the quarantine period, it is mandatory for the traveler to self-isolate in their room at all times.
Further information
Q17: How can travelers be kept up-to-date with the latest developments, and informed about protocols implemented at the destination?
a. A dedicated email address has been set up by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism for this purpose at travel2020@visitcyprus.com
b. A dedicated team of destination experts will reply to traveler queries on Facebook Messenger (main page www.facebook.com/VisitCyprus.cy). Additional pages are available in the following countries: UK, DE, RU, SWE, FR, AT, GR, IT, UKR, NED, POL, BEL, ES, CH, ISR.
c. A dedicated call centre has been set up for the assistance of travelers who may have queries regarding the use of the “CyprusFlightPass”. The hours of operation of the help desk will be: Monday- Sunday 08:00- 20:00 Cyprus time
Queries via telephone:
Calls within Cyprus: 1474
Calls from abroad: +357 22 285 757
For queries in writing through the e-platform via the link: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/contact-us
d. All relevant information will also be made available on the websites www.visitcyprus.com and www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy

Czech Tourist Authority

COVID-19: What You Should Know before You Come

The Government of the Czech Republic has approved the release of anti-epidemic measures, which will significantly simplify the planning of a trip to the Czech Republic. In the Czech Republic, the state of emergency applies till a further announcment.

Conditions for entry into the Czech Republic

When planning a visit to the Czech Republic, it is important where you come from. The individual countries of the European Union are divided by color according to the degree of risk of infection. Details can be found here. If you are traveling from a country that is not part of the European Union, then contact your embassy in the Czech Republic and check whether you are authorized to enter the country.

Red countries - foreigners from these countries must fill in the arrival form and submit to the regional hygiene station the result of the PCR test within 7 days of arrival for the test performed in the Czech Republic or submit the test result, which was performed in EU countries

The PCR test and arrival form MUST NOT be submitted by foreigners who:
- have been in the Red Country for less than 12 hours in the last 14 days
- cross-border workers, pupils and students from neighboring countries of the Czech Republic
- they come to the Czech Republic for urgent medical, family, work or business reasons that do not last longer than 24 hours
- they pass through the territory of the Czech Republic and the transit does not exceed 12 hours

Orange countries - passengers from these countries can arrive without having to fill in an arrival form. Foreigners will have to submit a negative PCR test before entering a workplace or educational institution in the Czech Republic.

Green countries - you can enter the Czech Republic without restrictions.

General regulations

Nose and mouth protection (masks, respirators, etc.) must be worn in all interior spaces.

The Ministry of Health recommends that everyone in the Czech Republic download the free eRouska application to their mobile phones. eRouska uses Bluetooth technology and is compatible with Android and iOS operating systems. The application completely anonymously detects which other users of the application you have come into closer contact with and can notify you if you have encountered an infected person and considered voluntary quarantine or if you feel symptoms seek professional help. More information about the application: https://erouska.cz/en

The application in the English version can be downloaded here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.covid19cz.erouska&hl=en_US&gl=US

Information

  • OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC AS REGARDS FIGHTING THE INFECTION:

  • CURRENT INFORMATION ON ENTRY TO THE TERRITORY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE OF  THE MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC 

    HERE

  • THE RULES FOR ENTERING THE TERRITORY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND QUARANTINE MEASURES ARE DEFINED BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH IS 

    HERE


     
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDED COVID-19 MEASURES FOR PEOPLE COMING TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC IS 

    HERE

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    Status Quo

    Due to government anti-epidemic measures, monuments, cultural facilities and all indoor sports grounds are closed. All gastronomic facilities are closed as well, takeaway sale remains permitted. Accommodation facilities may accommodate guests solely for the purpose of business travel. Retail stores selling groceries, drugstore goods and medical supplies remain open, the capacity is limited to 1 person per 15 m2. The curfew applies from 9 pm to 5 am.

 

Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd

  • Travel Advisory

    The borders of Trinidad and Tobago were reopened on Saturday, July 17, 2021, with some restrictions for entry. 

    In additional efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Trinidad & Tobago has implemented a nationwide daily curfew effective Sunday, May 16, 2021, from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

    Travelers with planned visits to Tobago are strongly urged to contact their travel representative or airline for information specific to their locations.

    Flights and Border Services

    International flights are currently only being served via North America to Piarco International Airport in Trinidad. Passengers can connect to Tobago on a domestic flight from Trinidad.

    Fully vaccinated nationals and non-nationals can enter through the airports in Trinidad AND Tobago. 

    Unvaccinated nationals will be required to enter through the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad ONLY and will be required to enter into a mandatory 14-day quarantine at an approved state-supervised hotel.

    Unvaccinated non-nationals will NOT be permitted entry into Trinidad & Tobago at this time.  

     

    Entry Protocols

    ALL travelers, regardless of nationality or residency, will be required to acquire a TTravel Pass. This digital document is a mandatory requirement for anyone who is eligible to enter the country. Visitors can apply online for a  TTravel Pass and get more information about travel requirements to Tobago here.

    The following outlines travel requirements for non-nationals

  • Only fully vaccinated non-nationals are being allowed entry into Trinidad and Tobago at this time.
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  •  Individuals are only considered to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if 14 days have passed since they received the full dosage of a World Health Organisation approved vaccine, i.e. 14 days after they have received a second dose in a 2-dose series or 14 days after they have received a single-dose vaccine. 
  •  Visitors to Trinidad and Tobago must be fully vaccinated by the time of their application for the TTravel Pass.
  •  For the latest information, please visit WWW.Tobagobeyond.com and click on “Travel Advisory Update”, at the top of the landing page.

 

EGYPTIAN STATE TOURIST OFFICE

COVID-19 preparedness synopsis in the Red Sea and South Sinai Governorates

 

Introduction:

 

The covid-19 pandemic is one of the most pressing global health problems that affect to a great extent all the life aspects. After many fluctuating waves of infections which hit many countries and lead to extra-ordinary measures, many countries are wishing to succeed in the recovery of their standard life measures, especially after the achievement of many successful steps against the virus, like the start of mass vaccination programs and after the appearance of more specific treatment like the mono-clonal antibodies, which lower the level of fear from going back to life norms. Egypt is one of few countries that adopted a balanced approach of management of COVID-19 to maintain its social, health, and economic stability and succeeded to regain many activities in a short time and to look forward to sustaining these steps in the next few months of the battle between humanity and COVID-19.

 

Current epidemiological situation:

 

Since the start of June 2021, there is a sharp decline of the COVID-19 incidence in all Egyptian governorates; also, the number of new cases in both the Red Sea and South Sinai governorates reached 0-4 cases/day, and the whole R factor for Egypt is currently 0.7 (EMRO, WHO report).

 

Hospital Capacity:

 

The number of dedicated beds for COVID-19 response in both governorates is 438 regular beds, 94 ICU beds, and 58 ventilators equipped beds

 

Ambulance fleet:

 

The number of ground ambulance cars in both governorates is 187 cars with 326 working staff, added to an air-ambulance helicopter ready for emergency evacuation to hospitals outside both governorates.

 

Testing capacity:

 

All COVID-19 tests are available at different sites starting from RNA testing using PCR, rapid antigen testing, rapid nucleic acid detection (ID NOW), IgG and IgM tests, and anti-spike tests. Adding to this, regular assessment of the viral genetic sequencing using NGS techniques allows for proper follow-up and detection of COVID-19 variants.

 

Vaccination status:

 

Egypt prioritized giving the covid-19 vaccine to all the workers in tourism in both governorates and reached a 100% vaccination level. Also, the vaccination coverage for people in South Sinai came to (70 persons/100 person) and in the Red Sea to (50 persons/ 100 person) Egypt used the WHO-approved vaccines (AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac) and started the implementation of the Sputnik V vaccine to boost the vaccination coverage; Egypt is also one of five countries that have been chosen to share in Sputnik light clinical trial.

 

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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

 

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Covid Vaccination certificate allows visitors to enter Egypt without PCR test

The health procedures applied for accessing Egypt And all the updates, and the advances of the Covid Vaccination, The vaccines that are approved, and authorized by the WHO and The Egyptian Medicine Authority would be adopted in Egypt.

The passengers arriving in the country should present their vaccine certification proving that they are fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before travelling. Therefore, 14 days should have passed from the second dose of the vaccine (a 2-dose series).

As for the vaccine “Johnson and Johnson”; passengers can travel after the first dose. The vaccine certificate should be legally authorized by the passengers’ governments and having a QR code. This certification should be presented in the way how it was issued; in a good condition, not being torn, or cut, and without any added hand editing on it.

The passengers arriving from the counties that are affected by the variants of the Virus from the following countries will have additional procedures besides showing the Vaccination certification. These countries include India, Siri-Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brazil, Greece, and Latin America. The passengers, in this case, have to do the test “ID NOW COVID 19”at the airport. If they tested positive; a PCR test should be made, and the passenger should be isolated in a hospital.

As for the countries that are not affected by the variants of the virus from all the previously mentioned countries will only have to show their Vaccination certificate.

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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities- Egypt

 

The below regulations apply to all passengers that do not have a Covid vaccination certificate:

• all travellers with no vaccination certificate arriving to Egypt are required to submit a recent

negative PCR test result certificate for COVID-19 done in the source country within a

maximum of 72 hours prior to the time of departure of their direct flight to Egypt.

• Travellers arriving from Japan, China, Thailand, North and South America, Canada, as well as London Heathrow, Paris and Frankfurt airports, will be allowed to submit a recent negative PCR test result certificate for COVID-19 done within a maximum of 96 hours prior to the time of departure of their flight to Egypt.

• Only travellers arriving to Sharm El-Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada, and Marsa Allam International Airports, who don’t have a recent negative PCR test result certificate for COVID-19, can do the PCR test upon arrival to one of the four mentioned airports (tests are conducted by representatives of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population (at a cost of 30 USD or the equivalent in other currencies).

• Travellers are allowed to leave the airport immediately after doing the PCR test and check

in at their booked hotel. Hotels will quarantine guests who test positive for COVID-19 in

separate rooms, covering the costs of lodging, food and soft drinks until their departure.

 

Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority

Antigua and Barbuda is happy to be able to welcome our valued visitors back on to the islands.  

It is required that all passengers (apart from those under 12) have a negative COVID RT PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test result; taken up to seven (7) days before travel. Home tests are NOT accepted, and all tests must be administered by a medical professional.  Visitors are asked to stay in COVID CERTIFIED accommodation, where they will be exempt from observing a 14 day quarantine, unless they appear to have symptoms of the COVID-19 virus upon arrival. 

Those arriving by sea will be subject to quarantine according to guidelines issued by Port Health Authorities.  

For more information, please visit 

https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/

 

Tourism Ireland

COVID-19 and travel to the island of Ireland from Great Britain and overseas:

Please check the latest information at:

The domestic tourist boards based on the island of Ireland, inc information of safety charters, business reopenings etc:

VisitGuernsey

As we continue to exit from lock down, travel restrictions do still remain in place.

All persons arriving in to The Islands of Guernsey ('the Bailiwick') from anywhere in the world must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. 

Where you are required to self-isolate for 14 days, you must not leave your accommodation and you must not leave the Island. This is a legal requirement, and failure to comply is a criminal offence. 

Current Travel Restrictions (Phase 5c)

Guernsey is now in Phase 5c of the Exit from Lockdown Framework. Anyone arriving into The Islands, including private vessels and aircraft, will need to create a Travel Tracker account and register their journey. The only exemption to this is intra-Bailiwick flights.

Phase 5c sees the introduction of testing on arrival for the vast majority of travellers coming into the Bailiwick and four category groups for countries and regions - Categories 1-4. 

More information about phase 5c and the new categories can be found here: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/phase5c

Find out more information about the Travel Tracker, and to create your account, please click here.

We ask our visitors for your continued patience and we will provide further updates as and when they are announced.

For further information, please go to gov.gg/coronavirus

Catalonia

Catalonia is open and eager to welcome tourists with open arms. We are ready to make the dreams and desires that you maintained during these odd times come true.

Reawaken your five senses in a new destination: the pleasure of tasting flavours of the Mediterranean, the beauty of winding roads through landscapes traced by Mediterranean pines and the sea, the sensation of being able to touch the history embedded in medieval villages, the sounds of boats arriving to port and the smell of the sea wafting through traditional fish markets. 

Catalonia is proud to be considered a first-class tourist destination and such it is implementing all the necessary measures and following all the international guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

All the necessary steps have been taken to contain the virus and the situation is been closely monitored by the Catalan Government. Public transportation, as well as tourist attractions and services are operating normally and are closely following the respective safety protocols.

The Catalan tourism sector has been providing inputs and solutions on how to best confront the situation from the beginning, working hard to adapt to the new circumstances and applying the highest safety standards to generate confidence for our visitors and guests.

Catalonia will always be your tailor-made destination. Enjoy one of the thousands of experiences here.

For more detailed information about transportation, tourist offer, access control measures and other additional restrictions, please check the following link www.catalunya.com/info/covid

Malta Tourism Authority

Britain is Malta's largest inbound tourism market and it is, therefore, disappointing to learn that the UK Government placed Malta on the travel quarantine list. The decision is respected, and Malta will continue to work closely with the British Government for the decision to be reversed.

 

Malta has one of the highest testing rates in Europe, meaning new cases have been quickly identified, located and those affected are placed in quarantine. Testing, contact tracing and quarantining are key to Malta managing the virus to make Maltese citizens and tourists feel safe.

 

In 2019 Malta welcomed 650,000 British travellers. The country has strong air connections with the UK with five airlines operating from 16 regional hubs.

VISITFLANDERS

Flanders and Brussels are ready, willing and able to welcome visitors. As you would expect,some additional measures are currently in place, in order to ensure the safety of everyone. For the latest information, see                             Welcome to the VisitFLANDERS Trade Covid-19 Website | VISITFLANDERS

Below are some key points in place:

If you are travelling to Flanders, Brussels or elsewhere in Belgium for a duration of 48 hours or more, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, within the 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. 

Wearing of a mask is compulsory for anyone over the age of 12 in confined public spaces, including shops, museums, theatres, on public transport, when moving about in restaurants, and in streets and other public areas in some cities; it is therefore recommended to carry a mask with you at all times. People are expected to keep a social distance of 1.5m (5ft). 

Most visitor attractions, bars, restaurants and cafés are now open, with extra safety measures. Some museums/galleries are only accepting visitors with advance reservations, therefore please check in advance the measures in place at specific places you plan to visit. It is strongly recommended to make reservations for restaurants. 

Click here for more detailed information regarding the safety measures in place across Belgium. It is also advisable to check the guidelines/requirements for travel from your own country’s government.

We hope to welcome you soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality. As ever, you are most welcome! 

Warm regards,
VISITFLANDERS.

Spain

The Bahamas Tourist Office

For up to date infromation please visit our trave update page HERE

German National Tourist Office

For current information on visiting destination Germany during the Coronavirus crisis

FAQ's visit the German Embassy website

Specific Information for each Federal States protocols for handling Coronavirus can be found in the Corona Navigator

Austrian National Tourist Office

These are extraordinary times. The situation surrounding coronavirus naturally is front and centre for all of us right now, and we sincerely hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.

For up to date information on the current situation in Austria, please visit our website here. We have also transformed our customer-facing website into a portal for exciting online and virtual experiences. Visit Mozart's home in Salzburg or discover Innsbruck's highlights. Just the right thing if you feel like escaping and travelling to Austria.

Visit Finland

VisitDenmark

In Denmark, people are expected to keep their distance, sanitize their hands, and currently face masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces, including shops. Visitors should be aware that there may be different restrictions in place in different parts of Denmark, and that border restrictions vary depending on their country of residence. All visitors are encouraged to check the latest restrictions before they travel on https://coronasmitte.dk/en.

A new scheme has been introduced to the Danish hospitality industry, called SAFE TO VISIT, which includes a range of guidelines that companies should live up to, such as safe distance and hygiene.

Find out more about life in Denmark during COVID-19 on https://www.visitdenmark.com/denmark/travel-essentials/safe-travel-denmark.

Aruba Tourism Authority

Aruba’s diligent reopening will happen in phases, monitored closely by the Government of Aruba and the Department of Public Health, and the following are the most recently updated reopening dates by region and country:

June 15, 2020 – Bonaire & Curacao

July  1, 2020 - Canada

July  1, 2020 - Europe

July  1, 2020 - The Caribbean (Excluding the Dominican Republic & Haiti)

July 10, 2020 – The United States of America

Official opening dates for other markets, including South America and Central America, have yet to be determined.

Key health and safety protocol highlights below

  • Complete the Embarkation / Disembarkation (ED) Card to obtain your entry permit to Aruba. Visit edcardaruba.aw
  • Upload your Certified Negative PCR test as part of the ED online process or prepay for a PCR test to be administered on arrival at the Aruba Airport
  • Purchase the mandatory Aruba Visitors Insurance as part of the ED online process. For more information visit arubavisitorsinsurance.com
  • Download the Aruba Health App aruba.com/uk/aruba-health-app
  • Visitors will be required to show an approved online ED card at check-in or boarding

 

  • The Government of Aruba requires all inbound travellers to wear a mask in-flight to Aruba.

 

  • Health screening for visitors who uploaded a negative PCR test before departure
  • If no symptoms are detected, you are free to start your vacation
  • Testing for visitors who did not upload a certified negative PCR test before departure (Visitors will be asked to quarantine for a maximum of 24hrs pending test results)

The link to our website may also help with any other details https://www.aruba.com/uk/traveler-health-requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board

Nassau Paradise Island is, and has always been, committed to the health and safety of our guests. To make your visit a comfortable, relaxing, and safe one, our partner hotels and resorts are adhering to or exceeding best practices recommended by The Bahamas Ministry of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our new guidelines include enhanced hotel cleaning and sanitation practices and guest protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

The Bahamas is now open to visitors although still on the UK government's amber list, meaning people who are not fully vaccinated will need to self-isolate for 10 days and take PCR tests on days 2 and 8 after their return. Vaccinated people will not need to isolate on return but will still need to take the Day 2 PCR test.  For entry into The Bahamas, double vaccinated visitors currently don't need to supply a negative PCR test - however from 6th August they will need to provide evidence of a negative test - either Rapid Antigen or PCR - as well as evidence of the vaccination.

The Bahamas require all travelers to:

  • Either prove double vaccination or obtain a COVID-19 RT PCR test five (5) days prior to arrival.  If double vaccinated, a negative rapid antigen test result will apply with effect from 6th August.
  • Apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs
  • Take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test on Day 5 of the visit (unless departing on day 5).
  • Always wear a mask and always social distance in public places.

In addition, all visitors are required to opt-in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Health Travel Visa. The insurance will cover travellers for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas including medical treatment and hospitalisation due to Covid. However, the policy does not cover Medical Evacuations and Repatriations to countries outside of the US and Canada.  Please ensure that your own travel insurance would cover this in the eventuality that you need to be repatriated as a result of Covid. 

Please visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates for important information before booking your trip. We’ve missed you, we’re ready to welcome you, and we can’t wait to see you soon! 

Visit Jersey

As we ease out of lockdown, it’s good to know there’s a getaway destination on your doorstep for a long lazy holiday or short break. Closer to home, Jersey is the perfect staycation to rebalance and we are delighted to be welcoming visitors back to our island again.

 

Jersey falls within the UK’s Common Travel Area, along with the rest of the Channel Islands, Ireland and the Isle of Man. You do not need to complete the UK Government Travel Declaration Form for travel to the island. More information here

  • Ensure you have medical travel insurance in place.  
  • All visitors need to complete a pre departure registration form within the 48 hours prior to their arrival in Jersey. 

Requirements from 28 May 2021* 

The UK is split into four regions, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each region will be categorised into three bands (Green, Amber and Red) with different testing and isolation requirements when arriving into Jersey. 

From 28 May, Red, Amber and Green classifications will restart for the rest of the world.  

  • Green - Day 0 and Day 8 PCR tests (if still in Jersey): all passengers have to self-isolate on arrival while awaiting the first negative test result. Results are currently expected to be returned within an average of 24 hours. 
  • Amber - Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10 PCR tests: Self-isolation until negative test result from your day 5 test. 
  • Red - Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10 PCR tests: Self-isolation until negative test result from your day 10 test. 

* At the earliest opportunity from 28 May, fully vaccinated passengers arriving from a Green or Amber area in the UK will have reduced testing and isolation requirements. Fully vaccinated arriving passengers will still be required to have a Day 0 PCR test but will not need to isolate. 

 

 

All visitors need to complete a pre departure registration form within the 48 hours prior to their arrival in Jersey which will include a 14 day travel history. Your 14 day travel declaration will show if you have slept in a Green, Amber or Red region and this will apply on your arrival to Jersey.  

  • Day 0 test results are expected within 24 hours. 
  • To view the most-up-to date status of countries and regions. click here. Consider your 14 day travel history when viewing regions. 
  • Agree to be contacted by our contact tracing team for the duration of your stay.  
  • Adhere to all public health guidance

Taiwan Tourism Board UK

Please see link to Taiwan FCO Advisory - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/taiwan

  • Foreign nationals are permitted to enter Taiwan provided they are not entering for study, tourism or to visit friends. You will need to apply for a visa before travelling.
  • Foreign nationals entering Taiwan must provide a negative COVID-19 test report completed in the three working days prior to boarding their flight. Foreign residents of Taiwan are exempt from this requirement.
  • On arrival in Taiwan you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days if you have travelled from the UK.
  • Travellers from destinations designated as low risk by local authorities may be eligible for a reduced self-isolation period.
  • Limited transits are now permitted.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel. Also visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for further updates  - https://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/theme.aspx?n=635352E3900FFF8E&s=8A33013523400F35&sms=BCDE19B435833080

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