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Business Aviation in Europe: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact

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Europe COVID 19 Flight Restrictions

The EU announced July 30 that no new countries have been added to the “safe list.” Instead, Algeria has been removed, reducing the total number of countries on the Safe List to 12 from the original 15. We continue to receive a lot of questions about Mediterranean access for foreign nationals not on the EC’s safe list (such as U.S. citizens). Here’s what we’ve been sharing:

  • Turkey – It’s wide open for travelers and a great access point for the Med. Our Universal Aviation Turkey team has been handling a good number of flights the past several weeks because of this.
  • Croatia – Foreign nationals (including U.S.) can enter Croatia for work and leisure. We’re providing supervisory support on the ground through Universal Aviation Italy.
  • Business Flights – Many EU countries are allowing business flights in. If you can demonstrate a legitimate business need to enter the country (e.g., possible venture with a local business) you may be able to get in.

Albania

July 29, 2020

General Restrictions: As of June 15th border with EU states only have reopened.  Land borders with Greece, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro have reopened.  Some airlines are flying with a regular, if limited, schedule into and out of LATI/Tirana. Exempted flights are to seek pre-authorization from the Civil Aviation Authority of Albania in accordance with AIP Albania.   All private/charter flights will require a permit.

Passenger Restrictions: No passengers that are not citizens of the European Union Countries are allowed to enter the Republic of Albania without prior authorization from government authorities. Passengers will need to have a valid EU document or valid Albanian Document. Authorities have lifted the mandatory 14-day requirement.

Passengers flying from European Union are allowed to fly to and from Albania.

Albanian passengers holding an EU document are allowed to fly to and from Albania.

Albanian passengers holding only Albanian passports are not yet allowed to fly to EU countries.

No quarantine for passengers coming from EU or the region (Balkans and neighboring countries)

  • Health procedures/checks on arrival – body temperature check and interview
  • Health documents that passengers are required to complete on arrival – Checklist provided by Albanian Health Inspectorate.
  • If a passenger is found to be sick during a health check on arrival – they will be sent to official quarantines
  • Press release (instructions for passengers): http://www.tirana-airport.com/d/7/46/193/press-release-coronavirus/

Crew Restrictions: Authorities have lifted the mandatory 14-day requirement.

Tech Stop Details: Allowed with passengers onboard.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Austria

August 6, 2020

Restriction expiration: September 30, 2020

​​General Restrictions: From 21.07.2020 00:00 am CEST on operators are obliged to collect contact details of passengers if departure point is an area listed on the homepage of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs for which a travel warning has been issued in connection with the occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 (https://www.bmeia.gv.at/reise-aufenthalt/reisewarnungen/).

Following countries are affected as per 18.07.2020 08:00 am CEST, subject to change on a daily base: Albania; Bangladesh; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Bulgaria; Chile; Ecuador; Egypt; India; Indonesia; Iran; Kosovo; Mexico; Montenegro; Nigeria; North Macedonia; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Peoples Republic of China – Province Hubei; Portugal; Moldova; Romania; Russian Federation; Sweden; Senegal; Serbia; South Africa; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom; USA.​

Details to be collected:

  • ID of persons (full name, date of birth and nationality),
  • original place of departure,
  • departure and arrival time,
  • border crossing point for entry into Austria,
  • total number of people carried and
  • transport code number.

Data has to be stored for 28 days after arrival and made available immediately to Health Authorities on their request.

If wishing to arrive from a banned country reach out to contact the responsible contact point in the ministry Herndler Andreas <Andreas.Herndler@bmk.gv.at>. Andreas will assist you for exemptions but only for flights from countries with landing bans.

Entry Requirements for Austria:

  • Passengers who are citizens or (habitual) residents of one of these countries AND who are arriving from one of these countries AND who have only been to these countries or in Austria within the last 14 days are free to enter Austria (no molecular-biological SARS-CoV-2-test, no quarantine): Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican
  • third-country nationals arriving from out of Schengen area,  Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, United Kingdom or Vatican are required to provide a health certificate not older than 72 hours which confirms that a negative molecular biological SARS-CoV-2- test is given and are required to start a 10-days quarantine.
  • remaining passengers are required to provide a health certificate not older than 72 hours which confirms that a negative molecular biological SARS-CoV-2- test is given or are required to start a 10-day quarantine
  • if not providing a health certificate and arriving from Albania, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kosovo, Mexico, Moldavia, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Peoples Republic of China – Province Hubei, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine or USA a molecular biological SARS-CoV-2-test has to be made within 48 hours after arrival
  • exemptions apply to (persons are allowed to enter Austria, but are required to provide a health certificate5 not older than 72 hours which confirms that a negative molecular biological SARS-CoV-2-test.
  • exemptions apply to (persons are allowed to enter Austria, but are required to provide a health certificate not older than 72 hours which confirms that a negative molecular biological SARS-CoV-2- test is given or are required to start a 10-day quarantine):
  1. members of diplomatic missions and staff of international organizations as well as family members of these people living in the same household,
  2. humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel,
  3. seasonal workers in the agricultural and forestry sector as well as tourism,
  4. cargo-transport workers, − passengers traveling on business,
  5. foreigners having a Visa D published by Austria, a documentation of the foreign police act (Fremdenpolizeigesetz), a documentation of the right of residence under the Settlement and Residence Act (Niederlassungs- und Aufenthaltsgesetz) or the Asylum Act (Asylgesetz),
  6. Austrian citizens and persons subject to health insurance in Austria or having a promise of treatment issued by an Austrian hospital for medical reasons worth considering plus one accompanying person3,4,
  7. (habitual) residents of Austria re-entering Austria after the use of essential medical services abroad3,4

This information does not replace legal advice and therefore no legal claims can be based on its use. Printed versions are not being revised, the latest valid legal basis can be found at www.ris.bka.gv.at.

  • general exemptions, regardless of where these people come from, apply to (persons neither need a health certificate nor have to start a quarantine):
  1. persons maintaining goods traffic,
  2. to carry out a repatriation flight (crews),
  3. for particularly considerable reasons in the family circle in individual cases,
  4. for imperative reasons of animal care in individual cases,
  5. as part of the implementation of a transfer flight (crews)
  6. transfer passengers, provided that immediate departure is ensured (proof of a flight, train, bus ticket, a taxi confirmation or similar),
  7. in the imperative interest of the Republic of Austria.
  • persons required to start a quarantine have to provide a confirmation of availability of suitable accommodation already upon arrival and costs must be borne – otherwise entry will be refused. Masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces and social distancing of 3 feet must be observed at all times where possible.

Upon arrival, entry requirements will be approved by Public Health Authorities (assisted by Police and Army). Existence of the respective reasons as well as documentation must be made credible on entry.

Documentation:

Health Certificate when arriving from non-exempted countries:

https://tinyurl.com/healthcerteng72 

Confirmation of Medical Service in case of absolute medical necessity:

https://tinyurl.com/medserviceeng 

Austrian Residence Permits:

https://tinyurl.com/residencepermits

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Belarus

August 5, 2020

General Restrictions:  All types of flights are currently allowed. Thermal imagers control all crews and passengers arriving on international flights from abroad. Control for the sanitary-epidemiological service belongs to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus.

The Republic of Belarus has not closed its borders. Although the entry is allowed, the government and the Healthcare Ministry endorsed certain measures to prevent the import and spread of the coronavirus infection. In this regard, please be ready for increased attention and control and keep in mind that you will have to self-isolate if you arrive from the countries where COVID-19 cases were reported. The complete list of such countries is available on the official website of the Healthcare Ministry.

11 June 2020 Update: The Belarusian Healthcare Ministry has updated the list of countries where COVID-19 infection cases are being registered. Taking into account the evolving epidemic situation and the measures being taken, the list no longer includes Austria, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Croatia, Montenegro, Czechia, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, and China. People coming from these countries do not have to stay in self-isolation for 14 days upon arrival in Belarus.

25 June 2020 Update: Being guided by the adopted criteria, the Healthcare Ministry has updated the list of countries that still register new cases of the novel coronavirus. As of 25 June, another 14 countries were struck off the list: Australia, Egypt, Israel, Georgia, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the USA, Turkey, and Japan.

Foreign citizens, who cross the Belarusian border, are required to produce a negative result of a PCR-based COVID-19 test, which was made not later than 48 hours before the date of border crossing.

At the same time, the self-isolation requirement does not extend to foreign nationals returning home in transit via Belarus. Exemptions are also made for people who need to travel a lot for work.

Catering is only possible via the airport’s catering department only. External catering from city restaurants is not allowed.

Quarantine/self-isolation is applicable only for crew who has signs of respiratory diseases during the medical check.

Please note, the situation is fluid and restrictions may change at any time.


Belgium

August 3, 2020

General Restrictions: As of August 1st 2020 Belgium instituted a New Passenger location form for all passengers traveling by air.

All travelers planning on visiting Belgium or returning Belgium citizens after a stay abroad are required to read the latest travel advice on www.info-coronavirus.be

Filling out a complete E-Passenger Health Locator Form in 48 hours prior to arrival in Belgium is mandatory. Individuals staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours and Belgian residents traveling abroad for less than 48 hours are not required to fill out the form​. This can be found at https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form

If any changes are necessary with in 14 day of submission a new form must be completed and resubmitted.  A mobile phone number is required, for completion of the form.  Those travelers without a mobile phone must complete a different form and print and carry it with them at all times found at  https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/FR/Documents/BELGIUM_PassengerLocatorForm.PDF​

Belgium is maintaining international travel restrictions as of July 24. Belgium continues to keep open its borders for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). However, it is up to each country to decide whether to open its borders. To know the situation in the country of destination, it is therefore advisable to consult the website of the FPS Foreign Affairs. The conditions for travel outside of Europe have yet to be defined in light of the evolution of discussions at European level.

Authorities previously removed entry restrictions on travelers from most EU and Schengen Area countries and the UK, though arrivals from high COVID-19 activity zones within Portugal, Spain, and the UK – as designated by the Department of Foreign Affairs – currently require a COVID-19 test and 14-days of self-isolation. Nonessential travel from other countries remains prohibited, and any arrivals will also require testing and 14 days of self-isolation; exceptions are in effect for persons engaged in certain types of essential travel, such as diplomats, health workers, and cargo transport staff.

Antwerp Province (not airport) has curfew from 2330-0600 local time effective 28 Jul – 12 Aug 2020 due to country’s increasing rate of infection.

For All NON-EUROPEAN flights arriving / departing from EBBR please see the below.

Due to COVID-19 the purpose of the flight and the passenger details must be provided to check with immigration.   If immigration approves the flight, the flight will be possible.

Belgian citizens or passengers with a Belgian residence card are allowed to enter EBBR, as this is considered repatriation.  The purpose of the flight and the passenger details is also required for departures. Please note that foreign passengers are allowed to go back to their country.

Authorities had previously lifted entry restrictions on travelers from most EU and Schengen Area countries and the UK. However, officials have designated several regions within this bloc as “Red Zones” due to high COVID-19 activity; nonessential travel with these areas is not permitted, and all arrivals are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and self-isolate for 14 days. ​

As of Aug. 3, the following are designated as Red Zones:

  • Bulgaria: Severoiztochen, Yugozapaden
    France: Mayenne
    • Romania: Center, South-East, South-Muntenia, Sud-Vest Oltenia
    • Spain: Aragon, Navarre, Barcelona, Lleida
    • Switzerland: Lake Geneva Region (Vaud, Valais, Geneve)
    • UK: Leicester

Passenger Restrictions: Following a decision by Minister De Block – Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health a required form “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” is established. It’s a health measure in the context of “contact tracing”.

Every passenger, regardless of the nationality, who takes an Extra-Schengen flight to Belgium is obliged to complete this form before departure. The passenger must sign and date the “Public Health Passenger Locator Form”. If a passenger does not complete the “Public Health Passenger Locator Form”, the airline is requested to deny boarding.  If a passenger did not complete the “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” and boarded the plane, the Belgian authorities can refuse the access on the Belgian territory.

On arrival, the passenger must give the form “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” to the authorities competent for border control (Federal Police). This is part of the border control procedure.

Therefore, your company should not collect the form “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” on the aircraft, as the authorities competent for border control don’t know if the passenger has completed the form “Public Health Passenger Locator Form”.

Please also indicate during the flight that a quarantine of 14 days is obliged in Belgium.

Tech Stop Details: All services available, 24 hour advance notice is recommended. Pax must remain on board.

ICAO Specific Information: At EBBR/Brussels, passenger flights will only be allowed to operate between 04-22z, and this rule does not apply to GA/BA flights (as well as cargo, tech-stops, humanitarian, evac/repatriation flights).Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.

Crew Restrictions: Crews have no quarantine requirement.  Crew can overnight as long as they practice social distancing guidelines.

Tech Stop: All services are available and pax and crew can deplane during tech stop.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Bosnia

July 27, 2020

Covid-19 Passenger restrictions: All passengers, crew members and operational staff arriving to Bosnia and Herzegovina by aircraft must complete a public health passenger locator form (PLF). All PLFs must be collected by the crew, checked and handed over to the ramp agent upon landing. All airline operators arriving in Bosnia and Herzegovina are required to inform their passengers before boarding the aircraft with following information:

It is temporarily forbidden to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina to foreign nationals. In accordance with the law on foreigners, the decision on refusal of entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina will be delivered to all passengers. This measure is not applicable to Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian and Montenegrin citizens, This measure is not applicable to foreigners who enters Bosnia and Herzegovina due to business obligations, if can provide an invitation letter from a legal entity from Bosnia and Herzegovina that hires him in Bosnia and Herzegovina and a certificate of negative test for SARS-COV-2 virus from an authorized laboratory (not older than 48 hours from the time of entry).  This measure is not applicable to foreign family members (spouse, parents, children, brothers and sisters) of the deceased, who due to presence of the funeral of the deceased may stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a maximum of 72 hours from the moment of entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina, not counting the possible period of isolation, provided they have evidence of death and relation with deceased. This measure is not applicable to minor foreigners accompanied by parents or guardians who are the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This measure is not applicable to a foreigner who is a spouse of a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This measure is not applicable to citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina who have dual citizenship. They may enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with ID card issued by the competent authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina, regardless of the manner of entry into another country from which they return.  This measure is not applicable to the aircraft crew and cabin crew whose final destination is Bosnia and Herzegovina. This measure is not applicable to diplomatic – consular staff accredited (resident) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the obligation to comply to all instructions and orders of the competent authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina (epidemiological and health services). Upon entering the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, diplomatic-consular staff must possess and present diplomatic card of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina (type D,MO,K,S,PO,PK,PP) and a valid passport. -this measure is not applicable to medical staff entering Bosnia and Herzegovina for professional engagement. T his measure is not applicable to persons requiring urgent medical treatment.  This measure is not applicable to members of military forces of NATO states and other states which participate in the partnership for peace, NATO HQ members and EUFOR in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  This measure is not applicable to heads of state and members of their delegations whose arrival and departure have been announced to the BiH border police through diplomatic channels or through protocols of the competent BiH authority.  This measure is not applicable to foreign passengers residing or temporarily residing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This measure does not apply to consular repatriation of nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina or foreign nationals when leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina in accordance with the relevant protocol.  All sanitation at airports is implemented in accordance with the decisions of the entity ministries of health.

The land borders with Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia have reopened, and citizens of these countries are now allowed entry into Bosnia; most other foreign nationals remain prohibited from entry. The international airports at Sarajevo (SJJ), Tuzla (TZL), Banja Luka (BNX), and Mostar (OMO) have reopened for international commercial flights, and quarantine requirements for international arrivals have now been lifted. Citizens of neighboring countries Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia are allowed entry. Foreigners may enter Bosnia and Herzegovina for business purposes, provided that they present an invitation letter from a local company and a certificate of a negative test for COVID-19 not older than 48 hours.

All passengers, crew members and operational staff arriving by aircraft must complete a public health passenger locator form (PLF). All PLFs must be collected by the crew, checked and handed over to the ramp agent upon landing.

Tech Stops: ok with passengers. Only crew members can leave the aircraft.

ICAO Specific Information:

  • LQSA – International Airport Sarajevo reduced operational hours as follows: MON-SUN 0600-1500.
  • LQTZ –Has reopened to international commercial flights
  • LQBK– Has reopened to international commercial flights
  • LQMO– Has reopened to international commercial flights

Bulgaria

July 31, 2020

General Restrictions: Bulgarian authorities have extended the nation’s coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic emergency until Aug. 31. From July 28, travelers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, and Serbia will be allowed entry with a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test no older than 72 hours; travelers from Ukraine will be allowed entry under the same conditions from July 30.

Bulgaria currently allows citizens of the EU and the Schengen Area, as well as Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and the Republic of Uruguay to enter the country without restrictions. Additionally, all medical professionals, transport staff, foreign officials, seasonal workers, and persons traveling for humanitarian reasons are being granted entry with a negative COVID-19 PCR test regardless of their country of citizenship

Additional exceptions:

  • Medical specialists, medical researchers and social workers and their supervisors when the purpose of the trip is related to their profession.
  • Workers engaged in the supply of medicines, medical devices and personal protective equipment, medical equipment, as well as during
  • Crews of commercial flight and other transport personnel as required.
  • Officials /heads of state, members of governments, etc./ and members of their delegations, as well as diplomats, officials from international organizations, military officers, security and public order officers and humanitarian workers in the performance of their duties and their family members.
  • Persons travelling due to humanitarian reasons related to them or their wife/husbands or persons with whom they are in de facto cohabitation, relatives in the direct line-no lateral line restrictions including second degree relatives.
  • Representatives of commercial economic and investment activities and persons directly involved in: building, maintaining operating and ensuring the security of the strategic and critical infrastructure of the republic of Bulgaria, implementation of projects certified under the investment promotion act, analyzes by projects of potential investors and other activities of importance for the country’s economy, certified with letter from the Minister of Economy or a minister responsible for the respective activity as well as persons involved in shipbuilding and ship repair and their family members.
  • Persons with an invitation letter from the Minister of Economy.
  • Seasonal agricultural workers and workers in the tourism sector.
  • Frontier workers.
  • Persons traveling with educational purposes aiming to perform activities connected with finalizing 2019/2020 academic year as well as travelling to perform practical studies and practical exam also for the preparation of academic 2020/2021 years when these activities are impossible to be performed remotely
  • Persons passing transit trough the territory of the republic of Bulgaria.
  • Air operators are allowed to transport individuals for transit as follows:
  • EU citizens, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, states of the Schengen agreement, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican and their family members when the travel is to return to their country of residence.
  • Non-EU /third countries/ citizens holding a long-term residence permit for other EU member state, great Britain, Northern Ireland, states of the Schengen agreement, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican and their family members, when the travel is to return to their country of residence.
  • Citizens of Serbia, republic of North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Turkey, Albania and Kosovo when they travel to return to the country which citizens they are.

Note: Transit travelling is only allowed when the immediate departure from the territory of republic of Bulgaria can be guaranteed.

Passenger Restrictions: All persons entering the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria from Sweden, Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Portugal, excluding the other EU member states, as well as from all third countries excluding Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican shall be placed under quarantine for a period of 14 days, with the exception of:

  • Bulgarian citizens and citizens of other EU member states, Great Britain, states Schengen agreement, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican travelling due to humanitarian reasons.
  • Bulgarian citizens and citizens of other EU  member states, Great Britain, states of Schengen agreement, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican travelling as representatives of commercial economic and investment activities and persons directly involved in: building, maintaining, operating and ensuring the security of the strategic and critical infrastructure of the Republic of Bulgaria,
  • Medical specialists, medical researchers and social workers and their supervisors when the purpose of the trip is related to their profession.
  • Workers engaged in the supply of medicines, medical devices and personal protective equipment, medical equipment as well as during its installation and maintenance.
  • Officials (heads of state, members of governments, etc. and members of their delegations, as well as diplomats, officials from international organizations, military officers, security and public order officers and humanitarian workers in the performance of their duties.
  • Frontier workers.
  • Civil servants in the line of duty, travelling on short-term business trips in accordance with the ordinance on business trips and specializations abroad.

Crew Restrictions: The ACFT crew performing flt to/fm the aerodromes of Republic of Bulgaria have to implement the following special regime:

  • After conducting flt to the aerodromes located on the territory of other states, without staying on its territory except on the apn, for the purpose of flight preparation, when returning to Bulgaria, the crew members are not to be quarantined.
  • When they conduct flt from the aerodromes located on the territory of other states to the aerodromes located on the territory of Republic of Bulgaria, the crew should not leave the acft except for the obligatory pre-flight preparation as well as their stay time before the take-off /fdp time/ should not be over 12 hours.
  • If the crew members are citizens from other states, as well as they conduct flt with acft for technical service and its return flt, the crew should not leave the acft except for the obligatory pre-flight preparation as well as the time before the take-off should not be over 12 hours.
  • It is possible to obtain an extension for crew when passengers have activities of importance for the country’s economy, certified with a letter of invitation from the Minister of Economy.

In case of a passenger with symptoms of covid-19 landed on the territory of Republic of Bulgaria, the cabin crew members who have served the passenger with symptoms of covid-19, shall not be  scheduled for the next flight and is subject to a mandatory 14 day quarantine, according to the instructions of the health state control.

Tech Stops: Tech stops are allowed. Crew are allowed to crew rest at a hotel near the airport. The crew should not leave the aircraft except for the preflight preparations as well as their stay time, before the take-off/FDP should not be over 12 hours.

ICAO Specific Information:

LBSF – Open, but at a severely reduced schedule.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics..

Croatia

August 6, 2020

General Restrictions: If the passengers are tourists and not EU citizens please inform them that they need to present proof of paid accommodation or reservation for an apartment / hotel, a flat lease agreement in the camp, booking a pitch in the camp, renting a tourist boat or sailboat, paid or arranged tourist tours of the Republic of Croatia or the other range of tourist activities.

If your passengers have their own properties or boat or yacht in Croatia, they need to show documents which can prove it. Self-quarantine on yacht is possible if the length is more than 24 meters. Yacht may move around freely but passengers must not leave yacht. If less than 24 meters, passengers must self-isolate at hotel the first 7 days, test negative, then sail.

All 3rd country citizens (non EU/Schengen) – Police/Immigration currently required the documentation for all PAX and Crew to enter Croatia as follow:

1/ Proof of Business reason/economic interest – (Proof of Yachting- eCrew list, letter of invitation, villa rental, Confirmation of Accommodation).

2/ PAX and Crew public health locator form (PLF as attached).

3/It is suggested that the PAX/Crew to fill in announcement form on the following link: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ in order to shorten the waiting time at border control upon arrival for smooth transition.

4/ Presentation of a negative PCR test of nasal and pharyngeal swabs for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 48 hours (counting from time taking swabs until arrival at the border crossing), ie with quarantines / self-isolations if they do not have the stated negative PCR test result.​

Please be advised:

1 If foreigners do not hold the citizenship of an EU/EEA Member State or the aforementioned countries, nor have regulated stay in those countries and travel from a non-member country due to urgent personal reasons, they must prove their reason for entering the Republic of Croatia upon arriving at the border crossing point which could be:

Urgent personal reasons – it is necessary to present valid documentation for example in case of:

– going to a funeral (e.g. death certificate, obituary)

– going to a treatment or accompanying the person going to a treatment (e.g. medical call, confirmation of a scheduled medical / dental examination, doctor’s recommendation)

if you are the owner or lessee (also applies to leaseholders) of real estate, movable property or seagoing vessel (ship, yacht, etc.) in the Republic of Croatia, border control at the border crossing point in the Republic of Croatia must be accompanied by presenting the documentation proving the ownership of real estate / movable property in the Republic of Croatia (e.g. title deed / contract); members of the owner’s family will be allowed to enter upon presenting a valid document from which the kinship with the owner is visible.

A quarantine / self-isolation measure with health supervision for 14 days has been determined for these persons, with the possibility of shortening its duration to 7 days, if a person gets their nose and throat swabbed at their own expense seven days after entering Croatia and receives a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2. Health supervision will include a call or going to place as per temporary address on PLF. To obtain COVID test after 7 days in country, a call can be placed to COVID center to arrange testing (on 5th day of stay, call to make appointment for the 7-8th day. Testing results take approximately 24 hours.

2. If foreigners who do not hold the citizenship of an EU/EEA Member State or the aforementioned countries nor have regulated stay in those countries want to enter the Republic of Croatia due to:

– Business reasons or economic interest of the Republic of Croatia – it is necessary to present documentation proving the business reason for visiting the Republic of Croatia or the economic interest of the Republic of Croatia, such as an invitation to a meeting of an economic entity from the Republic of Croatia, proof of a board membership, proof of ownership or co-ownership share in a company registered in the Republic of Croatia, documentation on the agreed business obligation with a natural or legal person etc.

– Tourist reasons – it is necessary to present a confirmation of paid accommodation in one of the accommodation facilities in the Republic of Croatia (lease contract or lump sum payment of a camp, permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port, etc.) and

– Education – it is necessary to present a proof of education / studying (e.g. index, certificate of an educational institution, etc.).

These persons are not subject to a quarantine / self-isolation measure if they present a negative PCR result of a nasal and throat swab for SARS-Cov-2 at the border crossing point, which is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point).

Persons who do not present a negative PCR result are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine / self-isolation measure.

Persons entering the Republic of Croatia without the obligation of quarantine / self-isolation are obliged to follow the instructions and recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health during the first 14 days of stay.

Passenger Restrictions: Passengers, crew members and operating personnel must fill out a Public Health Passenger Locator form. All Passenger Locator forms must be collected by crew, checked and handed over to ramp agent upon landing. 5 foot social distancing between people of different households, face masks are mandatory on public transport and inside stores.

Crew: Crew on duty for business flights can enter the country if sanitary inspection and medical visit is positively performed. They can overnight in the country with no quarantine. Crew can take crew rest onboard the aircraft or at hotel. All crew members do not need visas for entry into Croatia.  Gen Dec and Crew Member Certificate are required for all non-EU crew members staying in Croatia. Crews dropping off passengers do not need to stay and quarantine if not entering Croatia. Carriers of goods and other transport personnel are exempt from testing according to the latest recommendations from the Republic of Croatia Council directives.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed; crew and passengers may leave the aircraft. All services are available with exception of catering at some airports. Crew can take crew rest onboard the aircraft. Carriers of goods and other transport personnel are exempt from testing according to the latest recommendations from the Republic of Croatia Council directives.

Special Considerations: Issues finding overnight accommodation as all luxury hotels are closed and few other hotels are open.

ICAO Specific Information:
LDDU: Open 0500 to 0900 and 1630 to 2030UTC
Please consult your Universal team for more details.

Cyprus

August 5, 2020

General restrictions: All travellers going to Cyprus from international locations are required to fill out the online Cyprus Flight Pass no more than 24 hours before the flight.  Cyprus has categorized all countries into three categories, with different rules for arriving from each category.  Cyprus’s official list of categories can be found at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories​.  The list is subject to change at any time. If a traveller can not show that they have obtained the Cyprus Flight Pass, they should not be allowed to board the aircraft in route to Cyprus.

Cyprus has published a 55 page guide titled “Health Safety Protocol” discussing the details of the health and safety requirements for the operator bringing passengers to Cyprus.

Exempted from the above restrictions are:
  1. Cargo flights
  2. Ferry flights for the purpose of transporting individuals from the Republic of Cyprus
  3. Humanitarian/ambulance/repatriation flights or other individual flights for urgent purposes to/from Cyprus only after permission by the minister of transport communication and works aircraft operators shall familiarize themselves and implement the provisions of the health protocol available on the IATA Timatic.

Further info is available at www.mcw.gov.cy/dca and www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy

Airports nationwide reopened June 9; international passenger flights have resumed with some countries. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia may travel freely between these countries, provided they return to their home country within 48 hours.​

Passenger Restrictions: 

CATEGORY A : ONLY CYPRUS FLIGHT PASS // www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and passenger locator form.

CATEGORY B : CYPRUS FLIGHT PASS, NEGATIVE COVID TEST IS REQUIRED and passenger locator form.

Passengers should have conducted, a test confirming negative PCR for Covid-19 during the last 72 hours before departure and possess a certificate which confirms negative PCR for Covid-19, issued from a certified laboratory.

CATEGORY C :

The following category of passengers only will be permitted to fly to the Republic of Cyprus

from Countries of Category C:

1. Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family

members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents).

2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign

spouses, their minor children and their parents).

3. Persons allowed to enter in the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention.

4. Persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission by the Republic of Cyprus.

Passengers should have conducted, a test confirming negative PCR for Covid-19 during the last 72 hours before departure and possess a certificate which confirms negative PCR for Covid-19, issued from a certified laboratory.​

The incoming passengers must register on platform https://www.CyprusFlightPass.gov.cy before arriving to Cyprus in order to obtain ‘’clearance to fly card’’.  Passengers will also have to fill out a passenger locator form on arrival.

Category A countries: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland

Category B countries: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, China, Croatia, Vatican City, Italy, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Rwanda, San Marino, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, UK, Uruguay

Category C countries: All remaining countries

Crew Restrictions: Mitigating measures have to be put in place by aircraft operators flying to /from the Republic of Cyprus, in case the crew members have to enter and/or spend their overnight in the Republic of Cyprus, to ensure that risk of exposure by contact of the crew members with local population is reduced to the strictly needed. The health condition of crew members entering the Republic of Cyprus, will be checked by temperature screening upon arrival. Crews entering the Republic of Cyprus from Categories B and C countries are obliged to comply to the instruction’s guidelines regarding the necessary strict self-isolation in their accommodation during their stay at the Republic of Cyprus.

Tech Stop Specifics: Possible with Pax onboard. Some services are unavailable.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Czech Republic

August 5, 2020

General Restrictions: ​​​See “Conditions for entry of persons to the territory of the Czech Republic” (valid from Jul 20) in accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure” for all the precise details of the Czech restrictions.

For foreign nationals entering the Czech Republic who did not previously reside in Czech Territory:

These conditions apply to EU citizens without a previous stay in the territory of the Czech Republic and Third-country citizens without a previous stay in the territory of the Czech Republic.  (Citizens of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and the United Kingdom are regarded as EU Citizens.)

These conditions do not apply to:

a) EU citizens of (green – see Czech Ministry of Health web link) EU Member States or their parts with a low risk of contracting COVID-19 and their family members1, EU citizens with the long-term

or permanent residence permit and third country citizens with long-term residence2 in (green – see Czech Ministry of Health web link​ ) EU Member States or their parts with a low risk of

contracting COVID-19, if the entry to the Czech Republic is done after stay only in a (green – see Czech Ministry of Health web link​ ) EU Member State or its part with a low risk of contracting

COVID-19.  See below the web link for the most updated list of Czech Republic’s official list of low-risk COVID-19 countries.

In order to enter the territory of the Czech Republic, these persons do not need:

o without the need to prove the purpose of travel (and thus belonging to one of the exceptions from the entry ban listed below),

o without a time limit of their stay in the Czech territory or of travel outside of the Czech territory,
o without the obligation to have a PCR testing results certificate with a negative result,
o without the obligation to undergo necessary quarantine measures upon entry.

All Civil Flights, including General Aviation, departing from the territory of other Schengen Countries and Landing on the Territory of the Czech Republic or departing from the Czech Republic and landing on the territory of other Schengen Countries must have an Aerial Border Check accomplished, along with the pilot or aircraft operator completing and submitting a form (HTTPS://RSCPAPLI.POLICIE.CZ) at least 12 hours prior to the Estimated Time of Departure.

LIST OF THE COUNTRIES WITH A LOW RISK OF COVID-19 CONTAGION (update July 13th)

Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Irland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Vatican City, Thailand, The United Kingdom​

For those that require PCR test it can be arranged on arrival at VIP terminal LKPR.

Passenger Restrictions: Protective masks are mandatory in enclosed public spaces and on public transport.Crew Restrictions: Aircraft crews with expected stay of not more than 14 days do not require a supporting medical document and are allowed free movement within the Czech Republic.  Crew rest is available at a hotel near the airport or on the aircraft.  Crew is exempt from the restrictions and quarantine rules.

Tech Stop Details: Allowed with Pax onboard, but only Crew may leave the aircraft.  All services are available.

ICAO Specific Information:

LKPR  – Accept repatriation flights for arriving Czech citizens and departing foreign citizens

Customs procedure is same like always – there are no any special requirements/procedures because of COVID-19.

Crew will be permitted for crew rest at LKPR, they need only Gendec, Passport and CREW ID.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.​


Denmark

August 6, 2020

Restriction Expiration: August 31, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities are maintaining restriction-free entry for travelers from all EU and Schengen Area countries, except for Bulgaria, Romania, and Luxembourg. Travelers are required to stay for a minimum of six nights in Denmark. Travelers from locations outside of the EU and Schengen Area, including the UK, except those arriving from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay, remain subject to restrictions. For these restricted locations, arrivals are only allowed for essential purposes, including for urgent family and business reasons; authorities will require proof of the reason for travel.

ARRIVALS PAX > EKCH(EU + UK/NORWAY/SWITZERLAND*)

1 – Business Aviation Flights – May enter the border, but passengers must have a “Meeting Invitation Letter” from the host Danish company. The period of stay can include multiple days. No quarantine or health certificated needed.

2 – Tourist Aviation Flights– May enter the border if a citizen of the EU/UK/Switzerland. Passengers must document 6 nights stay in Denmark. Norwegian citizens are not limited to 6 days.  Citizens of Sweden & Portugal are not permitted to enter due restrictions. No quarantine or health certificated needed.

3 – Danish Citizens/Danish Residents – No restrictions but must show passport or residency card

4 – Other EU citizens related visits – Who have a worthy purpose to visit Denmark, (as follows.)

• Persons residing or working in Denmark, including self-employed business owners performing work in Denmark.

• Persons with a valid work permit, • Spouses, live-in partners, parents, and children of a Danish national resident in Denmark or a foreigner resident in Denmark • Persons entering Denmark to visit a seriously ill or dying family member in Denmark.

• Persons entering Denmark to continue an ongoing course of treatment administered by the Danish health authorities.

There is no minimum 6-day limit on these visits

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ARRIVALS PAX > EKCH(NON-EU)

1 – Business Aviation Flights – May enter the border, but passengers must have a “Meeting Invitation Letter” from the host Danish company. The period of stay can include multiple days. No quarantine or health certificated needed.

2 – Tourism Flights  – Tourists wishing to visit Denmark who reside as citizens of EU (except parts of Sweden, Luxembourg and Portugal), Schengen, UK  and the following countries Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay  are permitted entry into Denmark but must be able to document at least 6 days accommodation.

3 – Other NON-EU citizens related visits – Who have a worthy purpose to visit Denmark, (as follows.)

• Persons residing or working in Denmark, including self-employed business owners performing work in Denmark.

• Persons with a valid work permit, • Spouses, live-in partners, parents, and children of a Danish national resident in Denmark or a foreigner resident in Denmark • Persons entering Denmark to visit a seriously ill or dying family member in Denmark.

• Persons entering Denmark to continue an ongoing course of treatment administered by the Danish health authorities.

There is no minimum 6 day limit on these visits

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ARRIVALS + DEPARTURES CREW *ALL* > EKCH

NO restrictions for crew. NO requirement for quarantine. NO Health Certificate. No quarantine. (From 1st June)

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DEPARTURES *ALL* > EKCH

There are currently no restrictions on departing EKCH with either crew or passengers

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AMBULANCE > EKCH

Priority processing by ASE. Passengers must be Danish or point 1-4 above

Crew/Doctors/Nurses will have no problem entering/exiting with ID

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FUEL STOPS > EKCH

No restrictions on passengers/crew during fuel stop.  Crew members may also change, enter the border.  No passengers may exit aircraft.

Departure Passengers: There are currently no restrictions on departing EKCH with Passengers. All outbound passengers travelling to non-Schengen will require the standard departure passport check. Gendec Mandatory.

It is a condition for sweethearts, fiancés, stepparents, sisters, brothers, stepsisters, stepbrothers, grandparents and step-grandparents from countries other than EU Member States, Schengen countries and the United Kingdom that they can present proof of a negative COVID-19 test carried out no more than 72 hours before entry. If you cannot have a test carried out within this period, you must present a declaration to that effect. Pax will also have to fill out form stating the test is complete with the result and bring it on arrival.

Crew Restrictions:
1. NO restrictions on the crew on arrival.
2. NO requirement for quarantine
3. NO Health Certificate
4. Crew changes and Swaps are OK (including night stop)
5. They are permitted to leave the Airport and return for duty.
6. 14 Day Quarantine – There is no mandatory requirement.
7. Position in crew on commercial airline to EKCH is also permitted.

Tech Stop Details: No restrictions on passengers/crew during fuel stop.  Crewmembers may also change or enter the border. No passengers may exit aircraft.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Finland

August 3, 2020

Restriction expiration: August 11, 2020

General Restrictions: From 13 July 2020, the external borders shall allow commuting and entry for other necessary reasons for those residing in Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. (In the case of China, it is required that European Union states sufficient fulfilment of reciprocity). In other external border traffic, return traffic and entry for a necessary reason are permitted. Entry into Finland is restricted from third countries until 11 August 2020.
Returning flights of Finnish nationals (incl. families) are allowed to operate. Foreign nationals are allowed to fly out of Finland. All necessary technical stops and maintenance flights are allowed. Persons travelling for work, imperative family reasons, persons in need of international protection, employment or commission related commuting, persons studying in Finland, and persons arriving Finland with a residence permit as well as EU or Schengen citizens who have registered their right of residence.

From 27 July 2020 onwards until 25 August 2020, internal border control has been restored in traffic between Finland and Spain, Austria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, with the exception of pleasure craft travel. To the extent that internal border control will continue, return traffic to Finland, commuting to work and other necessary travel are possible at internal borders. Please note: Internal border controls have been reinstated for traffic between Finland and Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland, with the exception of pleasure craft traffic.

There is no internal border control between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Liechtenstein, Malta, Germany, Slovakia and Hungary. Traffic between Finland and these Schengen countries is unrestricted.

The entry into Finland of residents of South Korea, Georgia, Japan, China, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and New Zealand from 27 July 2020 is unrestricted. With regard to China, the Council of the European Union confirms that there is sufficient reciprocity. Please note: For Algerian and Australian residents, the restrictions on external border traffic were mitigated on 13 July, but based on the latest epidemiological assessment, the countries no longer meet the criteria set by the Government. For the inhabitants of Algeria and Australia, the restrictions on external border traffic will therefore be tightened again.

In external border traffic, restrictions on entry will continue in traffic between Finland and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and the United Kingdom and Monaco with similar restrictions as at internal borders until 25 August 2020.

There are no restrictions on external border traffic between Finland and Andorra, Cyprus, Ireland, San Marino and the Vatican. Traffic between Finland and these countries outside the Schengen area is unrestricted.

Restrictions on entry into Finland will continue in other external border traffic from third countries until 25 August 2020.

Restrictions prohibiting other travelers from all other destinations are currently in effect until further notice.

In addition to EU and Schengen member states, travel for work is permitted between Finland and Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China.

If the visit is necessary for investment or other issues, the visitor should ask for an invitation letter from the Finnish company. This may help to get entering permit from immigration. Everything is case by case.

No leisure flights.
Must practice social distancing
Mask at airport.

Instructions for passengers and employees arriving in Finland

When you arrive in Finland from a country that is still subject to internal or external border control, you must limit unnecessary local contacts for 14 days and follow self-quarantine.

Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. This means that internal border control will continue, for example, for traffic between Finland and Sweden.

During self-quarantine, you are permitted to move between your workplace and place of residence.

Engaging in in other essential activities is also permitted. Use your own car if possible. For children arriving in the country, attending school is considered an essential activity, which means that these children can go to school. Remember the following: Avoid physical contact and maintain a minimum safe distance of 1–2 meters to other people. Only take care of essential errands. Avoid crowds and physical or near physical contacts as much as possible. If you cannot avoid close contact, wash your hands with soap and water immediately after contact. Maintain good hand hygiene.

a)All flights still approved case by case by border control. b)Crew swaps have been approved lately

Passenger Restrictions: All individuals arriving in Finland from certain countries in Europe are now required to fill in a form assessing their situation already at the border control stage. Passengers must complete the form before proceeding to the border check counter, where the form will be inspected by the border guard.
Local handler confirms that health checks are not done any more on arrival.  Public transport is now serving the airport again. Once in country, moving from hotel to Business meeting is ok; otherwise, visitors must stay in Hotel for 14 days or length of stay.

Crew: Due to Covid-19, crews are only allowed to stay in quarantine like conditions in hotel nearby airport only 1-2 days. Crew is allowed to rest in the aircraft.  Border Control Acceptance required prior to arriving in Finland.  Business Flight Center was able to get approval for a US crew to tech stop/crew rest RON enroute to another country. All crew members must keep their valid crew certificate/crew ID and passport with them at all times!

Tech Stop Details: Allowed with Pax onboard, but Pax may not leave the aircraft.  All services are available, but with limited staff, so all services cannot be guaranteed. FBO Services available 0400 to 2000 UTC. Possible to extend if aircraft arriving/departing outside these hours.

Special Considerations: 
Border control only available at EFHK, EFTU and EFMA airports at the moment.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Finavia Business Flight Center has to make changes to our operational hours. Starting April 20th our OPS agents will answer e-mails and calls only between 4am-16pm UTC (7am-19pm Local time).  However, we will keep on providing handling services 24/7 but we need the information in advance if your operations ARR or DEP is outside these hours.  This way we can fix our shifts for our agents to keep taking care of your flights with all services and with the same high quality as usual.  We are very sorry for this inconvenience and we will do our best to help our clients. Helsinki Airport is still open 24/7 for all operations.
https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases


France

August 5, 2020

General restrictions: Passengers can enter France if flight is coming from the following countries:  European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Vatican, Australia, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay are not limited in their reason for travel with regard to prevention of the risk related to the COVID-19 epidemic. As of July 17, Montenegro and Serbia have been removed from the list of authorized countries for travelling into France, until further notice.

Effective July 30, every passenger and crew member of every flight, whatever their nationality or where they’re flying in from, must provide on arrival a completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form and Int’l Travel Certificate to Mianland France.

Passengers from USA, Bahrain, UAE and Panama will be required to have negative Covid-19 test result prior to boarding.

Passengers arriving from any other country than the ones listed are authorized to enter metropolitan France only for the reasons given in the document ‘Attestation de Deplacement Vers La France Metropolitaine Depuis Les Pays Tiers’, available on the internet.

Passengers travelling to Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Martin and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon will be subject to a strict 14 days quarantine upon their arrival. Nevertheless, passengers who have tested negative for Covid within 48 to 72 hours before the flight will be allowed to enter the territory after a quarantine reduced to 7 days, followed by a new negative Covid test.

People from countries in the European Union will be able to enter French territory without any COVID-19 restrictions.  Members of these states will also be exempt from the fourteen day quarantine upon arriving in France.  Reciprocal restrictions will continue to apply at the borders with Spain, where a 14 day quarantine will still be required. EU, Switzerland, and United Kingdom passport holders are allowed into French territory as long as the flight comes from any of the EU or UK countries. United Kingdom nationals are encouraged to quarantine, on arrival, at residence of their choice.  Individuals traveling between Metropolitan France and the overseas territories are required to self-isolate on arrival, excluding French Guiana and Mayotte, where all but essential travel is currently prohibited.

All passengers present to the air carrier, before boarding:

  • The required supporting documents,
  • A sworn statement that they do not show any symptom of COVID 19 and that they have no knowledge of having been in contact with a confirmed COVID 19 case within 14 days before the flight, available on the internet. These forms are completed online, printed or copied by hand. Failure to provide these documents shall result in boarding denial by the air carrier.

Quarantine or isolation measures may be prescribed at the arrival in France:

  • A person may be subject to quarantine measures in case of symptoms suggesting a COVID-19 infection,
  • Depending on their provenance, passengers may be encouraged to undergo a voluntary quarantine period at their arrival in France. The air carrier may require passengers to undergo a temperature check before boarding. it may deny boarding to passengers who refuse screening. The air carrier denies boarding to any person aged eleven years or older who does not wear a surgical mask. this requirement shall not prevent the passenger from being asked to withdraw it for the purpose of identity check. The air carrier shall ensure, to the extent practicable, physical distancing on each aircraft to avoid passengers seating next to each other whenever possible.
  • Air carriers shall inform their passengers of the provisions referred to in these paragraphs as soon as possible before the flight.

The air carrier shall inform the passengers on board, in particular by means of sound announcements, about hygiene and social distancing measures known as ‘barrier measures’. As applicable according to their provenance, the air carrier shall inform the passengers on board, in particular by means of sound announcements, that they are encouraged by the French authorities to undergo a voluntary quarantine period at their arrival in France in the accommodation of their choice, and that information about the process will be given to them upon their arrival at the airport, along with the useful phone numbers. The air carrier shall ensure the distribution and collection of locator forms (see ICAO annex 9, appendix 13, and the order of 9 July 2014 relating to the passenger locator form) and verify that they are filled in by every passenger before disembarking. The air carrier shall allow access to a water and soap point or to hydro-alcoholic gel for passengers.

France now requires all flights to provide the FBO an envelope containing a COVID-19 Public Health Passenger Locator Forms for all passenger and crew members. Form must be handed to the agent on arrival and departure.  The envelope should state:

  • Date of Flight
  • Arrival Time of the Flight
  • Flight Number or Aircraft Registration
  • Airline / Operator
  • Number of Pax onboard
  • FBO Name

The envelope will be given to the Airport Authorities to be at the disposal of the “ARS” Public Health Organization.  It will be destroyed after 4 weeks.

Passenger Restrictions: All Pax (age 11 and up) must fill out a COVID-19 Affidavit Stating they do not have any symptoms in addition to the Declaration of Travel.

For 3rd Country Nationals:

  • Pax primarily living in France or in the EU or Assimilated Countries, Holders of a Residence Permit or a French or a valid, European Long Stay Visa, accompanies by their partner and children
  • Pax in transit to reach their country of origin, holders of a Travel Document to their Country of Origin and remaining in the International area with no intention to enter the National Territory. Pax traveling to their Country of Residence are also eligible.
  • Healthcare workers supporting the fight against COVID-19
  • Goods carriers, including Seamen
  • Flight and Cargo Crews, or travelling as a passenger to their departure base
  • Diplomatic Mission Staff or international; Organizations Staff working in HQ or Offices located in France, Holders of Special Residence Permit, Type D Visa or an ID issues by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Prior to their departure to Metro France, all the travelling people shall complete a Form entitled: ‘ATTESTATION DE DEPLACEMENT INTERNATIONAL DEROGATOIRE VERS LA FRANCE METROPOLITAINE’ in order to verify on what grounds they wish to enter the French Territory.
  • The Form can be found on the Internet.  It shall be printed or copied by hand and presented by the passenger to the air carrier before departure and to the authorities in charge of border control on arrival. (Form available from your Universal Trip Support Team, form will no longer be supplied on arrival.)
  • Air Carriers inform their Pax as soon as possible before the flight about this requirement.  Air Carriers deny boarding to Pax who do not meet with admission requirements.

Crew: Crew are exempt from restrictions. Crew travelling as a passenger to their departure base also allowed.

ICAO Specific Information:

LFMN: Starting 22 June Police Control and Security check will be open at the General Aviation Terminal.

Flights which provenance is overseas, non-Schengen, are only accepted with passengers on board if they are Monegasques or French Residents.

The French Territory of Mayotte Is. -FMCZ is open to essential travel only. Travel certificates are required for all French overseas territories.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Georgia

August 5, 2020

Restriction expiration: September 1, 2020

General restrictions: Authorities in Georgia announced July 8 that they will open the border for travelers from five countries as part of the government’s plan to gradually remove restrictions introduced to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Travelers will be permitted from France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia provided they arrive via direct flights only, fill in travel history and trip itinerary forms prior to travel, and submit to a COVID-19 test on arrival. Travelers from these countries will not be required to self-isolate provided they have not visited other countries in the previous 14 days.

Citizens and residents of Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Sweden are permitted to travel to Georgia but must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.​

Individuals will be able to travel once airlines resume services with Georgia. The Georgian government is currently negotiating with Lufthansa (LH), Air France (AF), and Air Baltic (BT).

The suspension of almost all other International Flights except repatriation and other critical flights remains in effect until further notice.

Business travel from other countries is permitted to resume provided arrivals undergo a 14-day quarantine, or produce a negative COVID-19 test every 72 hours; specific business travel arrangements will be arranged between government officials and business sector representatives. ​Business travelers of any nationality must apply for a permit before travel.

All international scheduled flights to/from Georgia are restricted. Restrictions does not apply to:

A. Flights when aircraft arrives at Georgian airports without

Passengers (ferry flight) to carry passengers destined for the foreign countries.

B. Cargo flights, governmental flights, ambulance flights, emergency landings, landing with technical reasons (technical stop), aerial works and search and rescue operations.

Additional Information: Georgia Citizens-will be permitted to enter the EU from July 1, when the external borders are officially scheduled to be reopened. Member States of the EU will gradually lift the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU as from 1 July 2020. This will be evaluated every two weeks by the EU and, the list of third countries referred to will be reviewed, and as the case may be updated, by the Council, after close consultation with the Commission and the relevant EU agencies and services following an overall assessment based on the methodology, criteria and information.

Passenger Restrictions: Foreign Nationals are not allowed to enter Georgia except: a) Representatives of Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations accredited to Georgia and their family members, b) Mixed Families where one of the spouses or their underage child is a citizen of Georgia. c) Persons arriving in Georgia as part of Humanitarian Mission if trip of such Mission (Doctors, Volunteers) to Georgia becomes necessity. d) Individuals granted the status of Stateless Person by respective Authorities of Georgia, e) Individuals holding status neutral travel documents, f) Individuals having refugee status in Georgia, g) Aircraft Crew Members. The issue of Official Delegations will be decided case by case.

All persons arriving in Georgia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. The restrictions do not affect freight transport.

Crew: Crew must send a Gen Dec with the charter flight crewmembers names. Crew must pass thermal screening upon arrival. If one member has a fever, the entire crew will be forced to quarantine zone.

The only hotel in which the crews can accommodate is provided by the government and has passed certification. Hotel in the so-called quarantine zone, this means that crews are accommodated only in this hotel, and do not have the right to leave it until the day of departure. The crew is required to comply with all disinfection measures established in this hotel. Doctor an epidemiologist and security service will be also available in the hotel on 24-hour base.

There are two approved hotels for crew – Best Western Hotel and Holiday Inn. Please note crewmembers are not allowed to walk around; they have to remain in their rooms until departure time.

There are 2 options for meal: First one – fixed menu provided 3 times per day by hotel with fixed price of USD 25.00 and will be included in Total invoice, or crew members may choose from the menu any other dishes and pay separately – in this case 30% discount on whole menu is applicable.

Please have a look on hotel web page: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-tbilisi/best-western-tbilisi-city-center/propertyCode.91456.html


Germany

August 6, 2020

General Restrictions:As of Aug. 4. authorities have removed entry restrictions on travelers from all EU and Schengen Area countries and the UK. Travelers from non-EU countries, with the exception of Australia, Georgia, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay ​remain subject to restrictions, including a mandatory 14-day self-isolation if arriving from a location of high COVID-19 activity. Authorities will introduce mandatory testing for international arrivals from designated high-risk areas from Aug. 8.​

This list of countries is to be regularly updated. The question of whether travel to Germany is permitted depends on where the person travelling has previously been staying, not on their nationality.

Options for travelers to Germany from all third countries

Travel to Germany is also possible from third countries not included in the above list if there are important grounds for doing so. On this basis, travel to Germany is possible for the following groups or travel purposes:

  • German nationals and nationals from other EU countries, countries associated with Schengen (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and the United Kingdom;
  • Third-country nationals with a valid residence permit for Germany;
  • Family members of third-country nationals travelling to Germany for the purposes of family reunification or for visits for urgent family reasons;
  • Healthcare professionals, health researchers and elderly care professionals;
  • Foreign experts and highly qualified personnel whose work is necessary from an economic point of view and which cannot be postponed or carried out abroad;
  • Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff;
  • Seasonal workers in agriculture;
  • Sailors;
  • Foreign students whose studies cannot be continued entirely from outside Germany;
  • Persons in need of international protection or seeking protection for other humanitarian reasons;
  • Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions;
  • Late repatriates;
  • Passengers in Transit.
Further information can be found at www.bmi.bund.de

1. All aircraft arriving in the Federal Republic of Germany, crews must provide information leaflets of the German Federal Ministry of Health about SARS COV-2 to all passengers during the flight.  The information leaflet is available at: WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-BMG-MERKBLATT.

2. The crew of an enroute aircraft must inform upon identifying a suspected case of communicable disease or other public health risk onboard the aircraft promptly the destination airport according to ICAO SPANS ATM DOC 4444.

3. The pilot responsible for an aircraft arriving from the Arab Republic of Egypt, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Korea, the Swiss Confederation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America, including after a Technical stop, must submit the health part of the Aircraft General Declaration upon landing at the first airport in the Territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.

4. Air carriers must keep the data available to them for flights from the Arab Republic of Egypt, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Korea, the Swiss Confederation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America, to the Federal Republic of Germany for up to 30 days.

Passenger Restrictions: Please note the following restrictions on your entry into Germany:

  1. By reason of provisions issued by the federal states (Laender) pursuant to sections 32 sentence 1 and 30 (1) sentence 2 of the Protection against Infection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz), persons entering the Federal Republic of Germany by land, sea or air from any country or region outside of the Federal Republic of Germany and who have spent time in a risk area, at any time within the 14 days prior to entering Germany, are in principle required to proceed directly to their own home, or other suitable accommodation, immediately after their arrival and remain there exclusively for a period of 14 days after their entry into the country (‘quarantine’).
  2. According to Number 1, a risk area is any country or region outside of the Federal Republic of Germany for which, at the time of entry into the Federal Republic of Germany, an increased risk of infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 exists. A continuously updated list of risk areas is published by the Robert Koch Institute at the following link: https://www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete
  3. Moreover, persons according to Number 1 are required to contact the competent authority at their domicile/place of residence in the Federal Republic of Germany (usually the local health office – Gesundheitsamt) without delay and to inform the latter of their entry into the country. The locally competent public health authority will supervise compliance with this quarantine.Your locally competent public health office (Gesundheitsamt) can be found online here: https://tools.rki.de/plztool/
  4. Excluded from these regulations are only such persons who are subject to an exemption under federal state (Laender) law and who display no symptoms of a COVID-19 infection according to the current criteria specified by the Robert Koch Institute. Among other measures, the federal states (Laender) have provided exceptions for persons who are only transiting through the Federal Republic of Germany or who can prove, by means of a medical certificate, that they tested negative for an infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours before entering the country. The medical certificate must be based on a test conducted in a Member State of the European Union or another country listed by the Robert Koch Institute at: https://www.rki.de/covid-19-tests

All EU and Schengen citizens are allowed to enter Germany, but have to undergo 14-days quarantine if arriving from a high risk stated (by the Robert-Koch-Institute) country.

For PAX wishing to apply for an exemption to any restrictions, they can apply to the Federal Police’s special group: bpold.frankfurt.kost-covid-19@polizei.bund.de

Crew Restrictions: Operational Crew are exempt from quarantine.

Tech Stop Restrictions: Both crew and pax can depart plane

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Greece

August 6, 2020

General Restrictions: Non-EU citizens are not permitted entry even if they have a visa.

Effective immediately Non EU citizens that are visa holders are no longer permitted for entry to Greece. Currently there is a clarification process to check if this also applies to C and D visa holders.  Please check with your Universal Team for the latest information.

Direct flights from the UK will be permitted from July 15. Flights from Sweden will be allowed from July 22.

The Greek government has banned flights from/to Turkey through July 31. There are restrictions in place towards non-EU citizens, not countries as point of origin. (Exceptions are given below).

Citizens from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, are permitted to enter. Visitors will be subject to random tests upon arrival. Upon being tested, the visitor is free to move to the final destination. If the test is positive, 14 day quarantine under supervision is required at the final destination.

Exempted from the restriction are:

  1. Family members of EU citizens.
  2. Citizens of Schengen member states and their family members.
  3. Passengers travelling for essential reasons, including health issues, business purposes, imperative family reasons, persons in need of international protection.
  4. Healthcare professionals and health researchers designated to support the Hellenic national healthcare system.
  5. Third-country citizens who are long-term residents or hold a residence permit of an EU or Schengen member state.
  6. Third country government members, diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their duties, students, highly specialized personnel, essential to the function of the state.
  7. Passengers in transit.
  8. Acft flight crew.
  9. Non EU or non Schengen citizens travelling for imperative family or business reasons provided that the relevant authorization has been obtained by the Hellenic consulate.

Blanket Permits renewals are on hold Until Further Notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  If the permit is expiring, each request is examined separately and, if needed, a one-shot permit is applied for. If it’s a charter, they will be permitted to make an additional stop if their destination isn’t LGAV. For example, if the destination is LGIR then they will operate to LGAV and then to LGIR. If parking isn’t available at the destination then a ferry flight to and from the repositioning airport will be permitted (ex LGIR-LGTS for parking and then for departure will operate LGTS-LGIR to pick up the passengers and depart).

As of July 15 and expected to continue until 31 July

By order of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, all commercial flights and GA/BA, from and to any aerodrome in the territory of Turkey to any aerodrome in the Hellenic Republic are suspended. -Except for:

  1.  Fights of repatriation of Greek Citizens, their families’ members and holders of residence permit in Greece.
  2.  State Flights
  3.  Sanitary Flights
  4.  Humanitarian Flights
  5.  Emergency Flights
  6.  Cargo Flights
  7.  Fire fighting Flights
  8.  FRONTEX Flights
  9.  Technical landing where passengers do not disembark
  10.  Ferry Flights.

As of July 15 and expected to continue until 19 July

By order of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, all commercial flights and GA/BA, from and to any aerodrome in the territory of Sweden to any aerodrome in the Hellenic Republic are Suspended. -Except for:

  1.  Fights of repatriation of Greek Citizens, their families’ members and holders of residence permit in Greece.
  2.  State Flights
  3.  Sanitary Flights
  4.  Humanitarian Flights
  5.  Emergency Flights
  6.  Cargo Flights
  7.  Fire fighting Flights
  8.  FRONTEX Flights
  9.  Technical landing where passengers do not disembark
  10.  Ferry Flights.
  11. Flights designated to support the Hellenic national health care system.
  12. Military Flights.

As of 25 July by the order of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, to be compulsory 28 July All individuals entering the country by plane from Bulgaria and Romania are obliged to display negative molecular test PCR for COVID -19, conducted up to 72 hours prior to arrival in Greece.

The COVID test should be conducted at any of the following Laboratories for RT-PCR testing:

  • National Reference Laboratories
  • National Public Health Laboratories
  • Private laboratories which are accredited from the respective national accreditation authorities (not necessarily specifically for COVID-19).

Exempt for the restriction are:

  1. Greek Citizens
  2. Holders of residence permit
  3. Passengers traveling for essential reasons, including health issues, Business purposes. Imperative family reasons and persons in need of international protection.

This requirement will be in place until the 4 of August.

Passenger Restrictions:

As of 24 July through 31 Aug.

The Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is now considered to be an essential travel document. All passengers shall submit the (PLF) at least 24 hours prior. Airlines are required to check for receipt of (PLF) and response mail with PLF QR code. It is available at the following link: https://travel.gov.gr/

Prior to boarding the PLF confirmation e-mail must be checked for the submission of the PLF which is a compulsory travel document or PLF QR code. Families traveling can be accepted with only one joint PLF confirmation. Failure to comply with this checking obligation will be the responsibility of repatriate the passengers at the companies expense.

While travelers arriving in Greece will not be subject to a mandatory quarantine period, they will be required to complete a detailed declaration providing the address of their stay while in Greece, country of origin, and duration of previous stays in other countries, among other information. Authorities will conduct targeted COVID-19 testing of arriving travelers based on information provided in the declarations. All travelers to Greece must abide by the country’s social distancing guidelines and wear facemasks on airplanes and at airports, on public transportation, and in certain business establishments.

Protocol for passengers arriving by air

  • Arrival of passengers at the arrival gate
  • Transfer to the area where screening personnel are located and check the unique quick response (QR) code each passenger shows on their mobile phone screen or printed QR form
  • Screening personnel direct passengers, depending on their QR code, either to the screening area or to the exit (baggage claim area or passport control). Until the screening results become available, passengers tested for the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by a trained health team, are obliged to self-isolate at the address of their final destination as declared on their passenger locator form (PLF). Upon completion of the screening, they are directed towards the exit.

All passengers must comply with all the necessary preventive hygiene measures (use of masks and physical distancing).

Crew Restrictions: Crews are exempt from quarantine/isolation requirements.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed.

ICAO Specific Information:

LGAV: PPR required for extended stay (more than 72hrs) due to number of aircraft on ground.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.

By order of the government of the Hellenic republic all flights from  Albania and north Macedonia, commercial and GA/BA, are permitted  Only to Athens international airport, LGAV.

Flights to other aerodromes in the Hellenic republic are suspended.

Exempted from the restriction are:

  1. Flights designated to support the Hellenic national healthcare system.
  2. Flights approved by the Hellenic ministry of foreign affairs for  repatriation of Greek citizens and their family members, holders of a special identity card for expatriates and holders of residence permit in Greece.
  3. State flights.
  4. Sanitary flights.
  5. Humanitarian flights.
  6. Emergency flights.
  7. Military flights.
  8. Cargo flights.
  9. Fire fighting flights.
  10. 10.Frontex flights.
  11. Technical landings where passengers do not disembark.

Greenland

August 6, 2020

General restrictions: Greenland is allowing passengers but only from Denmark, Iceland and Faroe Island. Special rules apply for entry into Greenland from abroad.  Detailed information available at http://www.nun.gl. For non-scheduled transient flights, the airport management at the destination airport must be contacted before commencing the flight for information regarding precautions.

A business/essential travel waiver is possible from authorities. Mask must be worn at all time for arrivals from other countries to Greenland.​

Passenger Restrictions: Passengers from Denmark must be tested inside of 5 days before departing to Greenland and stay on home quarantine for 5 days and get tested again. If the test is negative, the quarantine will be over. Recommended 14 days with self-quarantine at place of residence upon arrival to Greenland. Non-Danish citizens will not be allowed to enter Greenland unless they have worthy reason.

Arriving passengers who are residents outside of Greenland must provide an email confirming a completed Sumut form. Passengers must also provide documentation of a negative test result which must have been performed a maximum of five days prior to departure.​

Crew: No crew rest options are available.

Restrictions in effect at Narsarsuaq Airport Aerodrome Reporting Office

  1. The Briefing Officer will collect the Pilot-in-Command at the entrance to the terminal
  2. The Briefing Officer will instruct the Pilot-in Command what single toilet is allowed for use.
  3. The Briefing Officer, upon arriving at the ARO with the Pilot-in-Command, will instruct said person to use hand-sanitizer before touching anything.
  4. Briefing and payment to be conducted normally, considering that a physical separation of minimum 2 meters must be maintained.
  5. The Pilot-in-Command must not, at any time, leave the ARO unsupervised.
  6. After briefing and payment has been conducted, the Pilot-in-Command will be escorted back to the aircraft by the Briefing Officer.

Tech Stop Details: So as long as you only stop for fuel and depart ASAP you’re welcome in Narsarsuaq

Please keep a close eye on the NOTAMS as the situation is developing on a day-to-day basis.

Ok with Pax aboard, neither crew nor passengers can leave the aircraft during tech-stop in Greenland. No overnight crew rest. All normal services are available.

Special Considerations: Cargo Flights

ICAO Specific Information: 

BGBW: BGBW AFIS must be contacted on telephone 00299 38 28 55 for submission of a special fill in form which must be filled out and returned before commencing the flight.


Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Hungary

August 5, 2020

General Restrictions: On July 15, the Hungarian government implemented a new three-tier classification system as part of its process for restricting incoming travel in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Under the new system, health officials have organized various foreign countries and applicable entry restrictions into three color-coded categories based on their COVID-19 risk severity. The classifications are:

Green (Low Risk): This category includes most countries in the European Union, except where stipulated otherwise. Travelers from “green” countries are permitted to enter Hungary without restriction.

Yellow (Moderate Risk): This category includes Bulgaria, China, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, the UK, and the US. Travelers entering Hungary from “yellow” countries will undergo medical screenings at the border and be quarantined for 14 days. Exceptions to the health checks and quarantine may be made for travelers who can produce proof of having taken two negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests at least 48 hours apart within the previous five days with negative results.

Red (High Risk): This category includes Albania, Australia, Bosnia, Belarus, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, and Ukraine; it also includes all countries on the African continent, as well as all countries in Asia and Oceania, except for China and Japan. Hungarian nationals from “red” countries will undergo medical screenings at the border and be quarantined for 14 days. Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Hungary from “red” countries.

The regulations do not apply to freight transporters or travelers who are transiting Hungary.

The current restrictions: Authorities in Hungary are maintaining the ban on non-EU citizens and residents from entering the country beyond July 1 despite a European Council recommendation that travel resume with 15 non-EU countries.

Arrival entry at Hungarian airports is allowed only for Hungarian citizens and for European Union citizens except Great Britain and citizens of Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland and family members of these citizens and citizens of Serbia.

Citizens of Republic of Korea and Japan are allowed to enter for business purposes.

Any other individual exemption requires prior permission. (NOTAM A2225/20)

Any persons entering from areas with high COVID-19 activity are required to enter quarantine for 14 days.

EU and EEA citizens are no longer required to undergo self-isolation.

Protective masks are required on public transport and in enclosed public spaces.

Crew Restrictions: Prior to disembarkation, crew must make a written declaration whether they visited any of the countries subject to the restrictions in the past 14 days. Crew may enter Hungary if: there are no ascertained symptoms and the crew did not visit the restricted countries (Italy, China, Korea, Iran and Israel).  Crew may rest on Aircraft or at the Airport Hotel Budapest Superior, but are restricted to their rooms. Tech Stops: Allowed with Passengers Onboard, but Crew/Passengers may not leave aircraft.

Other information: Authorities have eased many COVID-19 restrictions as of June 10; hotels are permitted to reopen, and restaurants and cafes can resume indoor service.

ICAO Specific Information:

  • LHPR – Airport is closed to all inbound INTL Flights due to COVID-19 infection prevention. This restriction does not affect the following flights: 1. ACFT in State of Emergency, 2. Cargo Flights with PPR, 3. Technical Landing, 4. Humanitarian / MEDEVAC / Repatriation Flights, 5. United Nations Flights, 6. Training and Local Flights with PPR.
  • LHUD – Training operations are limited to Hungarian citizens except local flights in line with Hungarian Government order to reduce COVID-19 spread.
  • LHDC – Debrecen Aerodrome CLOSED. In the closed period, AD only available with PPR in writing 48 HRS before the planned ARR/DEP. This airport may open after the current Notam expires on the 31 July. Please check with your team for further information.
  • LHPP – Airport is restricted to all inbound flights due to COVID-19 infection prevention except for the following flights: 1. Contracted Partners, 2. Local Flights, 3. ACFT in State of Emergency, 4. Humanitarian / MEDEVAC / Repatriation Flights, 5. United Nations Flights and 6. Government Flights.Six (6) Hours PPR needed. Please contact Head of Ops, TEL: +36 30 311 1309 or Email: TIBOR.SZOKE@AIRPORTPECS.HU.This restriction does not affect the following flights: 1. Contracted Partners, 2. Local Flights, 3. ACFT in State of Emergency, 4. Humanitarian / MEDEVAC / Repatriation Flights, 5. United Nations Flights and 6. Government Flights.
  • LHSM – Heviz – Balaton Airport is CLOSED to all flights due to COVID-19 infection prevention except Cargo Flights on Request PPR 48 hrs.
  • LHBP- May open, pending new Notam.

Iceland

August 6, 2020

General Restrictions: The Minister of Justice has decided to extend the travel restrictions imposed by the EU and Schengen states while lifting restrictions for residents of twelve non-EEA and Schengen states as of July 15, in line with the decision of EU Member States. The new regulation also states that the travel restrictions do not apply to citizens and residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican.

The travel restrictions do NOT apply to:

•         EU/EEA and EFTA citizens

•         UK Citizens

•         Individuals with a valid residence permit in Iceland or any other EU/EEA of EFTA state

•         Family members of Icelandic or other EU/EEA or EFTA citizens, in particular spouses, cohabiting partners, direct descendants and dependent direct relatives in the ascending line.

The following are exempted:

  1. Foreign Nationals with Immigration Status in Schengen States, or those who have family members in the same countries.
  2. Passengers in Transit.
  3. Health and care workers on professional travel
  4. Transportation Crews (Airlines and Freighters)
  5. Individuals requiring International Protection
  6. Individuals travelling because of acute family incidents and diplomats, international organizations staff, members of Armed Forces travelling to Iceland for duty, or Humanitarian Aid Workers

Foreign Nationals covered by the travel restriction, who need to travel to a Schengen Member State through Iceland in any of the above-mentioned purposes, are advised to contact the Member State they are traveling to for a written confirmation of their permission to enter the respective state’s territory. Without such a confirmation, such Foreign Nationals cannot be authorized to enter the Schengen Area in Iceland.

If Iceland is the main destination, it is recommended that Foreign Nationals covered by the travel restriction contact Iceland’s nearest embassy or the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Services (Tel. +354 545 0112 or help@mfa.is) for information on how to be given an exemption from the travel restrictions.

Operators are responsible for the completion of the Public Health Pax Locator Form by all PAX prior to arrival in Iceland.

The scope of travel restrictions remains unchanged: Foreigners, who are neither EU/EEA nor EFTA nationals, continue not to be allowed to enter Iceland unless they can demonstrate that their travel is essential.

As of June 15, passengers authorized to travel to Iceland can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or go into quarantine for two weeks, according to a government announcement. At this time, test results from other countries will not be accepted for exemption of quarantine.

Testing will be available at Keflavik airport and in Seydisfjordur (for passengers arriving on the Smyril Line). As of 1 July, passengers will be charged ISK 15 000 for a single test. Following the test, passengers can travel onward to their registered address (provided in their pre-registration form). Passengers can expect to receive their test results within 24 hours. Those who test positive will be offered to undergo further tests to determine whether they have an active infection. In the case of an active infection, the passenger must self-isolate. Children born in 2005 and later will be exempt from quarantine and screening requirements. Passengers are encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Ranking C-19.

  • Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form (available soon on www.covid.is) before departure to Iceland.
  • Testing will be available at Keflavik airport and in Seydisfjordur (for passengers arriving on the Smyril Line).
  • As of 1 July, passengers will be charged ISK 15 000 for a single test.
  • Following the test, passengers can travel onward to their registered address (provided in their pre-registration form).
  • Passengers can expect to receive their test results within 24 hours.
  • Those who test positive will be offered to undergo further tests to determine whether they have an active infection. In the case of an active infection, the passenger must self-isolate.
  • Children born in 2005 and later will be exempt from quarantine and screening requirements.
  • Passengers are encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Ranking C-19.

Passenger Restrictions: The travel restrictions do not apply to essential travel, including passengers in airport transit, health and care workers on professional travel and transportation crews (airlines and freighters). All information on requirements for quarantine is available at https://www.covid.is/categories/how-doesquarantine-work. Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation requirements are subject to fines or enforcement action from the relevant authorities to ensure compliance.

Crew: Crew are partly exempt. Crew rest allowed and available at a local hotel or on aircraft.

If crew staying more than 24 hrs , in Iceland , they should be tested for COVID-19 ,upon A/C arrival.

Tech Stop Details: Allowed with Pax Onboard. Crew and Pax may leave the aircraft. Services are limited and must be pre-coordinated. Catering orders should be requested 48 hrs before arrival.

Special Considerations: Please note that if you intend to travel to Iceland with a stopover in another state, it is very important to carefully examine whether any travel restrictions have been introduced in the respective state that might affect your travel to Iceland.

ICAO Specific Information:

  • BIKF – Operations hours is 24/7
    BIRK offers  covid-19 testing at ACE FBO’s facilities. Tests will only be available between 08:00 – 16:00 local time UTC on weekdays.
    The first step in the process is for the passengers to pre-register at www.covid.is/english. After completing the pre-registration they will receive a code that must be presented to health personnel upon arrival. Failing to pre-register may cause delays when entering the country, though registration at arrival will be available.
    For any arrivals after 1600 hours a possibility to get a covid-19 test at the FBO, in some instances based on availability of a nurse, if we receive confirmed handling request and Gendec for all passengers and crew 2-3 days prior to arrival.
    Otherwise passengers and crew (staying longer than 24 hours) must present at a local health facility (Gamla Orkuhúsið, Suðurlandsbraut)

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Ireland

August 4, 2020

General Restrictions: Ireland’s quarantine requirement has been extended through August 10. The Irish Authorities require anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland, to self-isolate for 14 days.

The Republic of Ireland’s government has agreed a “green list” of 10 countries where people can travel to.

People returning from these countries will not have to self isolate for 14 days.

The 10 countries (as of Aug 4) are Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Greece, and Greenland.

Great Britain/USA is NOT on the list which will be reviewed every fortnight.

The general advice to avoid non-essential travel will apply to all other countries.

At present, travelers arriving in the Republic of Ireland from anywhere other than Northern Ireland are required to self-isolate and restrict their movements for 14 days.

Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form and to submit it to the relevant authority at their port of entry. This includes Irish residents.​

At this time the Irish government is only permitting limited exemptions:

–          Diplomatic channels

–          Essential supply chain services such as pilots and maritime staff

Note that essential business is permitted but not exempt from quarantine:

Essential business:

-Per authorities, you would need to provide a letter on company letterhead stating the purpose of travel to the island and length of stay in the country. However, you first need to quarantine for 14 days and then conduct business. Alternatively, if your stay is 3 days, then you quarantine at the stated location for that amount of time – you are not permitted to go out.

Please see the following sites for guidelines from the Irish Government and the D.A.A. (Dublin Airport Authority) related to the COVID-19 situation.

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e885b2-covid-19-coronavirus-travel-advice/ 

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/2020/02/27/covid-19-update

After consulting with the H.S.E. (Health Service Executive) and Immigration Officers here in Dublin Airport, they have advised us that Crew that are on a GEN DEC do not have to quarantine if they are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19. However, they have to practice Social Distancing and follow the Irish Government’s guidelines – i.e. restrict their movements to staying with-in their hotel and NOT going outside (except for travel to/from airport and hotel). The crew will be able to complete all the necessary checks outside the aircraft. ​

Passenger Restrictions: Quarantine rules have extended until August 10. International arrivals allowed but passengers must self-isolate for 14 days or duration of stay. Transit pax and aircrew are exempt. Pax must fill out a Public Health Form issued by the DOT in advance of arrival. Pax from the US, Canada, Mexico, and certain European, Latin American, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and African Countries are being allowed entry. A penalty of up to €2500 or 6 months imprisonment for any passenger that does not complete a form.

Pre- Arrival form required for passengers for both Tech Stops and Overnights. Passenger Locator form required only for overnights.

Crew Restrictions: Crew may rest on the aircraft (without clearing customs), at an airport or off-airport hotel. Crew are exempt from the 14 day quarantine measures (even if they are travelling in / out on commercial flights as relief crew, but are required to provide their contact details to Irish Immigration on arrival, to include contact number and hotel confirmation details. In addition, the crew will need to present their Crew ID and passport at Immigration as well as have hard copies of flights schedules for both commercial and private). Crew must also restrict their movements and adhere to lockdown procedures currently in place in Ireland.

ICAO Specific Information:

EINN Specific Information

  • Again open 24/7
  • Shannon Pre-Clearance into the US is temporarily suspended.
  • Shannon is permitting GA traffic with incoming passengers subject to above quarantine.
  • Limited commercial traffic is back from the 1st of July.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are available. Crew and Passengers can disembark to tarmac but no facilities are available (shops, CBP Pre-clearance, etc). All services are available but catering is limited. Crew may take crew rest at one of the available hotels.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Italy

August 6, 2020

General Restrictions: Until 31 August, entrance to Italy is forbidden for people who, in the 14 previous days, stayed in or transited through any of the following Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Serbia (for Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia the ban applies from July 16, for all other Countries on the list the ban applies from July 9). The only exceptions to this rule are the following:

Italian citizens or the citizens of an EU or Schengen Member State or of the United Kingdom, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino or Vatican City and their close relatives (direct lineal relative, spouse, civil or cohabiting partner), provided that they have been officially resident in Italy before July 9, 2020 officials and servants of the European Union and any international organisations, personnel of the diplomatic missions and consulates, military personnel on duty; only in the case of Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia: the crew members and travelling personnel of means of transport by land and exclusively for work reasons, either in transit (no more than 36 hours) or for a short stay (no more than 120 hours).

Who is required to self-isolate?

It depends on when you travel to Italy and which Country you are travelling from. If you travel to Italy from June 3, from an EU or Schengen Member State or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino or the Vatican City State, you will not be required to self-isolate, provided that you did not stay in a Country other than those listed above prior to 14 days before travelling to Italy. Self-isolation for 14 days remains obligatory if you travel to Italy from any of the following Countries:

from any Country except for the following: EU or Schengen Member State or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino or the Vatican City State;

from any foreign Country (except San Marino and the Vatican), if you stayed in any Country other than the following prior to 14 days before travelling to Italy: EU or Schengen Member State or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino or the Vatican City State.

There are, however, exceptions to these rules

What exceptions are there to the mandatory self-isolation rule?

Mandatory self-isolation does not apply to the following persons

  • transport crew members;
  • travel staff members;
  • persons travelling for proven work reasons, if citizens of or resident in one of the following countries: Italy, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
  • Health personnel travelling to Italy for professional purposes;
  • Cross-border workers entering the country to work and then returning home;
  • employees of companies with their main or secondary headquarters in Italy, returning to the country after travelling abroad, for work, for no more than 120 hours (5 days);
  • Travel to and from the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State;
  • Officials and other servants of the European Union, international organizations, diplomatic missions and consulates, military personnel in the performance of their duties;
  • Students attending study programs abroad and returning home at least once a week;
  • persons travelling to Italy for a short stay (up to 120 hours in total) for proven work, urgent or health reasons;
  • Transit passengers;
  • Persons travelling through the country for no more than 36 hours to reach their country of residence (e.g. entering Italy by ferry from Greece to continue by car to their home in Germany)
  • From June 3, besides the cases listed above, mandatory self-isolation no longer applies for persons travelling to Italy from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. However, mandatory self-isolation shall continue to be required if, during the 14-day period prior to entering Italy they had stayed for any length of time in a Country other than those listed above. For example, persons travelling to Italy from France on July 1 will be required to self-isolate if they had travelled to France from the United States, for example, on June 20, but will not be required to self-isolate if they travelled from the United States to France before June 10, or if they stayed in Germany between June 15 and 30.

More details are available at:

https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html

Self Declaration required for passengers on arrival

ICAO Specific Information: 

Please note that most airports are opening, resuming normal operations for General / Business Aviation (LIEA, LIPY, LIBD, LIME, LIPE, LIBR, LIEE, LICC, LIRQ, LIMJ, LICA, LICD, LIMC, LIRN, LIEO, LICJ, LICG, LIBP, LIRP, LIRA, LIRF, LIMF, LIPZ, LIMP and LIPX). Flights with fewer than 19 seats; aircrafts with more than 19 seats must require a special permit to the civil aviation authority.

LIML is closed to all traffic except General Aviation, State Aircraft, Rescue, Helicopter emergency medical, Emergency medical, Hospital/Air Ambulance, and based aircraft for maintenance.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Latvia

August 6, 2020

General Restrictions: As of 21 July the following modifications to Latvia’s existing protocols (See Below) will be made. Nationals of the EU, the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the UK may enter Latvia for any reasons including tourism.  Additionally following an EU recommendation, Latvian authorities are permitting entry to travelers from Algeria, Australia, Georgia, japan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay without requiring them to self-isolate. For all passengers arriving from the United States, a 14-day quarantine is required, if duration of stay is less, pax may leave Latvia earlier. Quarantine can be at any Pax chosen place, no regulations from the government. passengers having a Latvian residency card are also required to quarantine for 14 days.

Any person entering Latvia from a country in which 14-Day cumulative incident of COVID-19 is greater than 16 cases per 100,000 persons of population must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

Nations within the EU and EAA which fall into this category include Luxembourg, Sweden, Portugal, San Marino, Bulgaria, Romania, Andorra, Croatia, Iceland and Spain. Individuals traveling on business must self-isolate outside working hours. Travelers do not need to self-isolate if they have stayed in a country with a COVID-19 incidence lower than the defined threshold for at least 14 days immediately prior to entering Latvia.  The government of Riga has also implemented a new process to assist with the tracking of travelers arriving on international flights.   Part of the process is travelers must complete a questionnaire concerning their health and travel history and affirm that upon entering the country, then abide by all the COVID-19 related epidemiological safety measures.

Travel from all other countries is prohibited, except for immediate family members of Latvian nationals, diplomats, individuals in transit and freight workers. Restrictions remain in place at the board with Belarus and Russia.

Prior restrictions and protocols

Most non-EU and non-EEA residents remain barred from entry, excluding residents of limited non-EU countries as recommended by the EU.

Border Control rules:

  • Flights with not more than 5 passengers on board can arrive according to standard rules as before covid-19. Valid passport and valid visa required
  • Residents permit not required for flight with not more than 5 passengers on board.
  • One time border crossing still in force (during Covid-19), if more than one time border crossing for person – LIAA (Investment and Development Agency of Latvia) or boarder control approval needed. Purpose of the trip, justification why the trip cannot be delayed described.
  • If flight from 3rd countries or Latvian Centre for Disease red list – 14 days self-isolation in force.
  • Crew is as exemption from standard rules (can flight without restrictions)

Flight permits from Ministry of Transport:

  • Notification to Ministry of Transport for all flights without exceptions (including Technical flights, cargo, private, commercial etc.)
  • For flights from 3rd countries or Latvian Centre for Disease red list  – permit from ministry of transport needed regardless how many pax on board
  • EU, EEZ operator to EU, EEZ countries can perform flights without permit (only notification to Ministry needed)
  • Technical flights regardless of operator and destinations can perform flights without permit (only notification to Ministry required)

If more than 5 passengers on board – permit from Ministry of Transport to perform flight required and LIAA (Investment and Development Agency of Latvia) letter/recommendation or Boarder Control General approval required to cross border (only for countries from spkc red list and third countries)

Latvian Centre for Disease red list, list is changeable)

https://spkc.gov.lv/lv/tavai-veselibai/aktualitate-par-jauno-koronavi/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-a

Pax must fill out health declaration form to be given to authorities on arrival. 

Passenger Restrictions: Will need to self Isolate if from country on red list

Crew Restrictions: Crew can rest on the aircraft (without clearing customs), at an airport hotel, or at an off-airport hotel. No quarantine requirements.

Tech Stop Details: Possible with Pax onboard. Crew and pax may leave the aircraft. All normal services are available. Technical flights regardless of operator and destinations can perform flights without permit (only notification to Ministry required).  Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Lithuania

August 4, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities in Lithuania make wearing face masks on public transport and in all enclosed shopping spaces mandatory from Aug. 1 despite low coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection rates in the country.

According to the Resolution No 152 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 2020 February 26, the border crossing shall be restricted by preventing the entry of foreigners to the Republic of Lithuania as from 2020 June 17 00:00 until 2020 July 16 24:00. The restriction shall not be applied to:

  • citizens of the countries of the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, who arrive from these countries, provided the incidence of COVID-19 in the country where they lawfully reside has not exceeded 25 cases/100 000 population in the last 14 calendar days. The list of such countries shall be published every Monday by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations (;
  • foreigners who hold documents confirming their right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania and foreigners who are family members (parents (adoptive parents), children (adopted children), spouses and carers) of the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and of foreigners who hold documents confirming their right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania;
  • foreigners holding a national visa of the Republic of Lithuania;
  •  foreigners lawfully residing in countries that have not been listed in 1 paragraph of this list, where the incidence of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) meets the incidence criteria specified in 1 paragraph of this list, while applying the principle of reciprocity;
  • persons enjoying immunities and privileges under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961), the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) and under other international agreements and legislation of the Republic of Lithuania, their family members and their service personnel, also members of official delegations;
  •  persons serving in the military units of NATO and of NATO countries and their service personnel, also their family members;
  • crew members, who are employed in Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transportation, or who carry out international commercial transportation by all the means of transport;
  • health professionals arriving into the Republic of Lithuania for the provision of health services;
  • high-performance athletes, high-performance sports and physical activity specialists, high-performance sports and physical activity instructors and their family members coming to the Republic of Lithuania with the permission of the Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania to prepare for and participate in high-performance sports competitions;
  • artists coming to the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for the participation in professional artistic events, and their service personnel;
  • journalists coming to the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • and in other exceptional cases, where foreigners are allowed entry to the Republic of Lithuania on the basis of an individual permission by a minister holding the jurisdiction in the respective realm, and whose entry has been approved by the Government.

Every week, Lithuania publishes a list of affected countries (with a coronavirus infection (COVID-19) incidence rate of more than 25 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days).  The list includes countries mostly outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA). The entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania from those countries shall be limited to exceptional cases and those entering Lithuania will be subject to 14-day self-isolation.

List of affected countries:

http://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/self-isolation-required-for-arrivals-from-50-worst-hit-countries

Passenger Restrictions: Every week, Lithuania publishes a list of affected countries (with a coronavirus infection (COVID-19) incidence rate of more than 25 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days).  The list includes countries mostly outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA). The entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania from those countries shall be limited to exceptional cases and those entering Lithuania will be subject to 14-day self-isolation.

Self-isolation requirement for foreign arrivals depends on the original point of travelling. This means that if people have proof that they are travelling from a country from which isolation on return or arrival is not required, they do not need to self-isolate even if they have travelled through other countries. Failing to have such proof, travellers will fall subject to requirements applicable for the last visited country, from which they have come to Lithuania.

List of affected countries:

http://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/self-isolation-required-for-arrivals-from-50-worst-hit-countries

As of Aug 4, there have been changes to border restrictions in Lithuania. All passengers from Malta are now banned, except for Lithuanian citizens and special permit holders. 14 days of quarantine is mandatory for all. Additionally, all travelers from France must now enter quarantine on arrival. Current entry rules in Lithuania are based on Covid infection rates and change frequently. Passengers from low risk countries are not restricted while isolation becomes mandatory for all travelers from medium risk countries. Foreigners are completely banned from high risk countries​

Crew Requirements: The Crew of all flights arriving into Lithuanian airport have to ask passengers to fill the Passenger Locator Card (PLC) forms (See ICAO Annex 9, Appendix 13). Completed forms shall be submitted by passengers to the Public Health Authorities after landing at the Arrival Hall. Failure to comply may result in Arrival Delay.

ICAO Specific Information: Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Macedonia

July 30, 2020

General Restrictions: LWSK/Skopje International and LWOH/St. Paul the Apostle airports are being reopened on July 1st. Limited passenger flights will be available. According to the US Embassy in Macedonia, the government of North Macedonia announced the opening of North Macedonia’s border crossings effective June 26th.  Also as of June 26th, there are no requirements for a COVID-19 PCR test or requirement for isolation/quarantine for entering North Macedonia.  All Pax, Crew, and Operating Personnel arriving in the Republic of North Macedonia by aircraft must fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form (PLF). All PLF must be collected by the crew, checked, and handed over to ground handling agent upon landing.

Nationals of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina can travel for Business but must present negative PCR test that is no older than 72 hours.

Crew: Crew are exempt but requirements must be confirmed individually for every flight.

Tech Stop Details: Allowed only with crew onboard; crew can not leave aircraft. All services available.


Malta

August 6, 2020

General Restrictions: Malta has eased the travel restrictions as of July 15th. Maltese authorities will allow flights to Malta from 48 countries listed on their safe regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as of July 15th. Cargo flights, ferry flights, humanitarian flights, and repatriation flights are exempt from the ban.

The 48 countries as of July 15:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, , Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino,  Slovakia,  Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Vatican City.

The Superintendent of Public Health may grant an exemption for persons to travel to and from countries not on the list where such travel is deemed necessary or essential.-this includes the U.S.A.

Passengers will, however, undergo thermal screening at the airport. Any travelers that are not from and have not spent at least 14 days in one of the countries listed above will need a special permit from the Health Authorities in Malta to enter the country, and might have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival if granted access.

All operations must obtain prior approval from the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate.

Repatriation flights are being accepted with Maltese Pax on board or any Pax holding a valid Maltese residence card. (still need to obtain permit from authorities). For these exemptions, a mandatory 14-day quarantine period is required with excessive fines for anyone caught breaking it. This also applies to crew however, in the latter’s case they can leave if their scheduled departure is planned before the end of that 14 day period.

  • Before applying for a permit we will require:

o Operator , Aircraft type, Reg

o Full schedule

o Reason for operation

  • Once flight is approved we would require Gendecs
  • All pax and crew should fill out a passenger locator form on arrival once flight is accepted
  • Crew also need to fill in a General Declaration and hand it in on arrival

Passenger Restrictions: Any passenger entering Malta must undergo mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days or their entire stay in Malta, whichever is shorter.  Quarantine is still required for Maltese passport and residency permit holders if they are arriving from outside the safe corridor.

Crew Restrictions: Crew Rest must be approved by authorities. Crew rest available onboard the aircraft or at an off-airport hotel. Crew must quarantine until their departure.

Tech Stop Details: Fuel stops are being accepted as long as pax remain on board – (need to obtain a permit). All services available.


Moldova

July 30, 2020

General restrictions: Through August 31, with possible extension, non-Moldovan pax are not allowed to enter the country. Arriving Moldovan citizens have to self isolate for 14 days.​ Exemptions are possible if pax get permit through diplomatic channels or if they arrive for business trip and they have all documents which prove this kind of trip. Documents are checked by immigrations and if immigrations grant the permit then pax can come to Moldova​.

Air operators performing passenger flights to the republic of Moldova are allowed to take on board persons other than Moldovan citizens in conditions set from time to time by the extraordinary public health commission of the republic of Moldova. Air operators performing passenger flights to the republic of Moldova shall distribute for filing passenger locator form (plf) during the flight​

Airport operators need to give CAA all information regarding passengers and crew / after you will get official approval you can operate flight.

Respective Epidemiological card has to be filled in and provided to authorities.

CAA specific requirements for flights and passenger health can be found at:

HTTP://WWW.CAA.MD/ROM/DOCUMENTS/DIRECTIVES/

  • Tech stops are allowed.
  • Crew/pax can leave the aircraft
  • VIP Lounge is not available, other services are available

Passenger Restrictions: Passengers will require 14 day quarantine.

Crew Restrictions: Crew members are exempt from restrictions and do not need 14 day quarantine

  • Crew can rest at a hotel near the airport
  • Crew can rest on the aircraft

ICAO Specific Information:

LUKK: Open but 12 hours prior notification is required (if possible)


Montenegro

July 30, 2020

General Restrictions: PLF or any other forms are not required for entering Montenegro.​

PAX and crew who are coming from countries which are listed below are allowed to enter Montenegro without any restrictions: ALL EU COUNTRIES, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Fiji, Philippines, Georgia, Indonesia, Iceland, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Senegal, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Zambia

PAX and crew who are not listed have to hold negative PCR or ELISA (negative IgM) or ECLIA test, not older than 72 hours.​

  • Special conditions for flights from Serbia (negative test, hotel reservation, airport permit, full passengers and crew details)
  • It is compulsory for the crew and the passengers to wear masks at all times, during and after the flight, and within the airport complex.
  • Safety directive on cleaning and disinfection of aircraft is in Force in Montenegro

The official list can be found at https://www.ijzcg.me/me/novosti/covid-19-popustanje-mjera-u-medunarodnom-saobracaju

These restrictions do not affect:

  1. Aircraft in state of emergency
  2. Cargo flights
  3. Technical landing
  4. Humanitarian/medevac/repatriation flights

Air operators may file LYPG and LYTV as alternate aerodrome.

Please be informed of the updated conditions for arrival/departures to/from Montenegro:

  • The flight has to be announced 24h before the flight
  • The crew and passengers are obliged to wear the masks during and after the flight and inside Airport building
  • The crew has to stay on board the aircraft during the turnaround and if necessary, the crew can go out staying on the parking position. Crew can’t leave the aircraft if they do not have a negative test.
  • Upon arrival to Montenegro, the passengers will be issued the certificate about being under health control which understood regular self-monitoring signs and symptoms of the illness and if they feel any signs and symptoms they are obliged to report to local epidemiologist.
  • Passenger Transfer:
  • From the passenger terminal to the accommodation, it is necessary to organize a special transport – the driver of the vehicle must wear a mask and disinfect his hands before driving. He is obliged to use gloves when picking up luggage and accommodating clients in the means of transport. When placing clients in the vehicle, it is desirable that clients disinfect their hands and wear masks. After accommodating the clients, the driver puts the gloves in the already prepared waste bag and puts on new ones, and only then enters the vehicle and takes the clients to the indicated destination.
  • Upon arrival at the destination and departure of the client and after handing over the luggage, the driver is obliged to disinfect the vehicle, take off the gloves, disinfect his hands and take the vehicle away.
  • When leaving the transport vehicle, it is desirable for clients to disinfect their hands and go to the facility intended for accommodation with a mask on their face.

Hotel

If they go to the hotel when entering the hotel, hand disinfection is mandatory for all guests, and the hotel staff measures the temperature with a remote thermometer. In case they have a fever, they are immediately sent to the isolation room and wait for the arrival of a competent epidemiologist who will take over the organization of treatment and accommodation. If they do not have a temperature, they perform formalities at the reception in compliance with the recommendations and measures of the NKT, which every hotel is obliged to have, and go to the apartment / room. – During the stay in the hotel, self-monitoring of symptoms and signs of respiratory infections with an emphasis on fever, cough and shortness of breath is mandatory. – In case of any of the above symptoms, guests are required to stay in the room and contact the hotel reception, which further follows the protocol and recommendations of the Institute of Public Health. – It is desirable that guests during their stay in the common areas of the hotel wear a mask and strictly take care of hand hygiene. The mask is not obligatory to be worn in a restaurant, but measures of social distance must be respected, or even better, food must be delivered to the guest’s room. Guests are also obliged to respect the measures and recommendations that apply to all public areas outside the hotel, which are in force at the time of stay.

Own / Other Accommodation:

  • Upon arrival at the accommodation, measures of social distance must be respected with the persons who perform services within the accommodation – the staff employed within the facility.
  • The staff employed in the facility is obliged to wear masks and regularly maintain hand and space hygiene. In special situations, such as carrying a suitcase, it is necessary to wear gloves, which are then disposed of in the prescribed manner and the hands are disinfected.
  • Wearing gloves is mandatory when:
    • preparing meals or serving the same
    • arranging accommodation (room)
    • cleaning the bathroom
  • Gloves are changed each time the space is changed or after an action where gloves are required.
  • During the stay, self-monitoring of symptoms and signs of respiratory infections with an emphasis on fever, cough and shortness of breath is mandatory.
  • In case of any of the above symptoms, guests are required to stay in the facility and contact the health service or the national call center 1616, which will proceed according to the protocol and recommendations of the Institute of Public Health.

Authorities in Montenegro have tightened certain coronavirus (COVID-19)-related restrictions in Podgorica, Niksic, and Cetinje following an increase in infection rates. The following measures are in place in the three cities through at least July 27:

  • Protective face coverings are mandatory in all public indoor and outdoor spaces including on public transport.
  • Public gatherings are limited to 40 people at outdoor venues and 20 people at indoor venues.
  • Dining and drinking must limit their operating capacities to four guests per table in outdoor areas and two guests per table in indoor areas.

Crew Restrictions: Crew can rest at airport or an off-airport hotel.

Tech Stops: Allowed with passengers onboard; crew and passengers can not leave the aircraft. For overnight crew rests, crew can rest at an off-airport hotel.

For current restriction refer to:


Netherlands

August 6, 2020

General restrictions: General aviation flights are allowed under the following conditions:

  1. Disinfect cabin, seats and instruments
  2. The registration and identification of passengers
  3. All passengers are required to use a mandatory non medical face mask from before boarding until after disembarking, 4. Before boarding, a health check of all persons on board shall be performed by crew based on the RIVM guidelines HTTPS://WWW.RIVM.NL/CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19/ADVIEZEN-WERK-VRIJE-TIJD/GEN

Traveler restrictions:

  • All non Schengen nationals
  • Non-EU nationals and non citizens of the UK are prohibited to enter the Netherlands by order of the ministry of justice and security.
  • Exempted from the travel restriction are residents from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
  • The following categories of travelers from non Schengen/non EU/non UK countries not listed above are exempted: specific categories of travelers with an essential function or need:
  • Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals
  • Frontier workers
  • Transport personnel
  • Diplomats, staff of international organizations and people invited by international organizations whose physical presence is required for the well-functioning of these organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their functions
  • Passengers in transit
  • Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons
  • Seafarers
  • Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons

The following categories of travelers from countries not listed above are also exempted but an urgent advice for a self-quarantine period for 14 days applies

  1.  EU nationals, long-term residents under the long-term residence directive and persons deriving their right to reside from other EU directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas as well as their respective family members,
  2.  Seasonal workers in agriculture,
  3.  Third-country nationals travelling for the purpose of study,
  4.  Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is necessary from an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed abroad.
  5. Partners in a long distance relationship under certain conditions, for the conditions applying to the temporary arrangement refer to the following:

HTTPS://WWW.GOVERNMENT.NL/TOPICS/CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19/TACKLING-NEW-CORONAVIRUS-IN-THE-NETHERLANDS/TRAVEL-AND-HOLIDAYS/TEMPORARY-ARRANGEMENT-FOR-PARTNERS-IN-LONG-DISTANCE-RELATIONSHIPS.  

The temporary travel restriction is applicable for 14 days.

Any possible prolongation of this period should be assessed depending on further developments. Urgent advice of 14 days self-quarantine applies for passengers from the regions and countries mentioned on https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tourism-in-the-netherlands

Health declaration: for all passengers aged 13 years or older travelling to and from the Netherlands a health declaration is mandatory before boarding.

Passenger locator data: the local health authorities may request operators to provide passenger locator data in a very short time (including seat number) for contact tracing. Operators should therefore keep this information for at least 2 weeks after each flight. A passenger locator form drafted in accordance with international standards can be used for this purpose. Please refer to https://www.government.nl/topics/aviation/documents/publications/2020/07/07/information-for-passengers-flying-to-and-from-the-netherlands

As of July 31, within the EU/Schengen/UK, all passengers from the UK and Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, with particular areas in Spain -Segria, La Marina-Lugo, and Barcelona, in Portugal the area of Vale do Tejo, UK area of Leicester and Antwerp in Belgium are urgently advised to self quarantine  for 14 day upon arrival with exemption of persons in need of international protection.

Passenger Restrictions: When flying into the Netherlands from a high risk location, social distance of 1.5 meters is required where possible. Avoid using public transport. If you have no other option but to use public transport, non-medical facemasks must be worn. Please refer to https://www.rivm.nl/covid19passengers.

If airport of departure is located in an affected area with high risk of COVID-19 transmission, passengers are required to complete a Health Declaration Form before embarking and self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival into the Netherlands. When disembarking, there will be a random check of the health declaration form.

ICAO Specific Information: 

  • EHGG – Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 0530 to 1900; Sat-Sun 0600-1600.
  • EHTE– Hours of Operation Mon-Sun AD closed from 1700; Flights Between 1700 to 1800 PPR Only.

Norway

August 6, 2020

General Restrictions: From 1 July, people from countries outside the EU and the EEA/Schengen who have a work and residence permit in Norway can travel into the country, but home quarantine for 10 days is required. The same goes for students and workers with technical competence that is exempt from the residence permit requirement.

Authorities in Norway will update their entry restrictions introduced to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from July 25. From this date, travelers from Spain and Andorra will be added to the list of red countries; Hungary and the regions of Varmland, Orebro, Ostre Gotaland and Kalmarwill in Sweden will be now marked as green. Travelers from countries designated green do not need to self-isolate on arrival, while arrivals from red countries must self-isolate for 10 days. Current red designated countries, in addition to Spain and Andorra, are Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, and all of Sweden, apart from the counties of Skane, Blekinge, Kronoberg, Varmland, Orebro, Ostre Gotaland, and Kalmar. Most travelers from all other countries are currently prohibited from entry, excluding those with close family in Norway and individuals who have been granted permits to work or study in Norway; in these cases, arrivals are required to self-isolate for 10 days.​

Authorities in Norway will update their entry restrictions introduced to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from Aug. 1, and will add Belgium to the list of countries designated red. Travelers from countries designated red must self-isolate for 10 days​.

Must be citizen of a “green” country. (US, Canada, Mexio, China etc) are not allowed entry at all. Needs a permanent resident card in a EU country to be allowed. Read more at https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/travel-advice-COVID19/ and https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/​

Passenger Restrictions: 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Norway.

– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Norway and some EU/EEA citizens if they own property in Norway.

– This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and passengers with a British passport if they are residing or working in Norway. If they cannot prove their residency in Norway, they must be able to prove their nationality in one of the countries listed above.

– This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and passengers with a British passport if they are transiting via Norway to return to their country of residence.

– This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued by Norway after 15 March 2020.

– This does not apply to airline crew.

– This does not apply to passengers in transit.

– This does not apply to passengers who have a particular responsibility to care for residents of Norway or who have strong welfare reasons.

– This does not apply to the following passengers: passengers with a diplomatic or service passport when they are accredited to Norway; passengers with an ID card as diplomat or a Schengen residence card issued to diplomatic staff; transit workers to oil platforms and similar; NATO staff with travel order; passengers with a valid flight certificate on duty; seamen in transit to or from ships; professional transporters of goods; media staff on duty; cruise passengers on cruises that started before 16 March 0800 CET transiting Norway to return home.

  1. The following passengers must undergo a 10-day home quarantine:

– Nationals and residents of Norway;

– Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and passengers with a British passport if they are residing or working in Norway;

– Passengers who have a particular responsibility to care for residents of Norway or who have strong welfare reasons.

  1. All crew and passengers must fill out the public health information form and hand it over to the local airport authority upon arrival.
  2. Passengers are only allowed to travel to Svalbard after they have stayed in quarantined in other parts of Norway.

Crew: May rest on aircraft or at designated nearby airport hotel (book Day Room) or at GA Partner crew area (needs to be clarified on each occasion by immigration office). Clarion Bergen apt. hotel. No quarantine requirements for Crew but try to stay in hotel as much as possible. Crew may also rest on the aircraft.

Tech Stop Details: Allowed with Pax onboard. Only crew can leave aircraft.  Catering menu is limited to light meals. All other services are available.

Special Considerations: All stations open or traffic, hours of operation vary as they are adjusted to the Domestic Scheduled Flights operating in/out of each location.


Poland

August 5, 2020

General Restrictions: The council of ministers of the republic of Poland issued a regulation for the protection of public health and the limitation of the covid-19 spread (sars-cov-2) which introduces bans in air traffic.

  1. Covid-19: international flight restrictions the ban on

Performing landing on registered civil airports and on registered airstrips within the republic of Poland is lifted for all international passenger flights from airports located on the territory of:

1) European free trade association (eft A) member state – party to the agreement on the European economic area, Switzerland, or from EU member state, except Sweden, Portugal  and Luxembourg.

2) Algeria, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, the kingdom of Thailand, New Zealand, Albania, Belarus, South Korea, Rwanda, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and Australia

Till August 11, 2020, At 2359lmt (August 11, 2020, At 2159utc)

Civil aircraft with passengers performing international flights from Sweden, Portugal, Luxembourg and outside the territories referred to in point ii, landing on registered civil airports and on registered airstrips within the republic of Poland are banned, except acft performing flights:

To the republic of Poland by aircraft chartered at the order of tour operators or an entity acting on their behalf before march 15, 2020, or the prime minister, or a natural or legal person, performed by aircraft with up to 15 passenger seats, that carry:

  1. citizens of the republic of Poland
  2. foreigners who are spouses or children of citizens of the republic of Poland or who are under permanent custody of citizens of the republic of Poland
  3. foreigners having a pole’s card
  4. heads of diplomatic missions and members of the diplomatic and consular personnel of a mission, i.e. persons with a diplomatic rank and members of their families
  5. foreigners with a permanent or temporary residence permit on the territory of the republic of Poland
  6. foreigners with a right to be employed on the territory of the republic of Poland, i.e. foreigners with a right to perform work on the same rules as citizens of the republic of Poland, having an employment permit, a seasonal employment permit, a statement on entrustment of work to a foreigner on the territory of the republic of Poland
  7. pupils learning and students studying in the republic of Poland
  8. EU member states citizens, citizens of the European free trade association (eft a) member states – parties to the agreement on the European economic area or citizens of the Swiss confederation as well as their spouses and children in order to travel through the territory of the republic of Poland to their domicile or place of stay
  9. foreigners with a permanent stay permit or with a residence permit for EU long-term resident valid on the territory of other EU member states, a member state of the European free trade association (eft a) – parties to the agreement on the European economic area or of the Swiss confederation as well as their spouses and children in order to travel through the territory of the republic of Poland to their domicile or place of stay.

2) Cargo flights, flights without cargo and without

3) Flights with status: hosp, hum, head and other flights performed in order to save people’s lives or health (e.g. with the rescue patrol) , flights to protect public order (e.g. with the guard parole) .

4) charter flights performed by foreign air carriers at the order of foreign states in order to bring back their citizens.

5) flights for the needs of the armed forces of the republic of Poland and foreign troops carrying out tasks on the territory of the republic of Poland.

6) Emergency flights.

Activities related to passenger air transport are acceptable under the following conditions:

1) Hand disinfection liquids are provided on board.

2) Cleaning the aircraft surfaces with which the passenger has contact are cleaned – after each stage of flight with passengers.

3) Acft is disinfected:

  1. a) Once a day in the event of flight operations with passengers,
  2. b) After each flight with a sick person or a person suspected of an infectious disease,
  3. c) After every air operation performed from an airport defined in the annex to the safety directive issued by EASA on the basis of article 76 par. 6 letter b of a regulation of the European parliament and of the council (EU) 2018/1139.

4) The air crew delivers to passengers the passenger locator forms, for health purposes, passengers fill the forms, and the crew collects the filled forms – in case when the passenger crosses the state border, to go to his place of residence or stay in the territory of the republic of Poland.

iii. The air crew submits the passenger locator forms, for health purposes to a person designated by the aerodrome operator.

  1. The aerodrome operator submits the passenger locator forms, for health purposes, to the relevant entity of the state sanitary inspection for the purposes of a possible epidemiological inquiry.
  2. Till June 30 2020 at 2359 lmt (June 30 2020 at 2159 UTC) the number of passengers on board of acft cannot exceed a half of the maximum number of seats provided for in the technical documentation of the acft. afterwards the ban is lifted.
  3. A passenger:

1) Whose body temperature is equal to or exceeds 38deg.

2) Who did not fill in a health declaration during the check-in,

According to a form made available by the air carrier.

3) Who does not comply with the obligation to cover the mouth and the nose with a mask shall not be admitted on board.

vii. it is obligatory to cover the mouth and nose with a mask on board of aircraft – the obligation does not apply to the air crew in the cockpit.

Passenger Restrictions: Passengers will need invitation from Polish organization or company … to clarify reason of entry, period..otherwise passengers will subject to quarantine 2 weeks in Poland. Passengers will be required to complete a health form on arrival.

Crew Restrictions: Crew is obliged to fill in the Health Related part of the GenDec and to submit it to the appropriate authorities after landing at the first airport in Poland. Crew are not required to quarantine.

Tech stops: Poland is allowing tech stops.  Above restrictions will still apply if disembarking aircraft. Crew will be allowed to crew rest at hotel near airport or on aircraft. Crew changes are allowed.

Special Considerations: Cargo flights

ICAO Specific Information: 

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Portugal

August 5, 2020

General Restrictions: The restrictions are not the same for every airport.
Note that Unites States nationals will NOT be allowed into Portugal (unless for urgent business or humanitarian purposes). The restriction will be in place as long as the USA limits Portuguese nationals from entering the USA.

Authorities are permitting passenger flights from the following locations as of Aug. 1:

All EU, Schengen Area, and associated countries, all Portuguese-speaking countries for essential purposes, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay

All travelers are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours upon arrival. Portuguese citizens, permanent residents, and foreign diplomats accredited in the country who do not posses a negative test will have to take a test upon arrival, in facilities inside the airport at their own expense. All foreign travelers who are not in possession of a negative test upon arrival will be refused entry into the country.

Exempted flights are:

1) Flights from/to Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
2) Flights from/to Australia, Canada, China, Republic of Korea, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
3) Flights exclusively for essential travel. It is considered as essential travel the transiting or entry and exit from Portugal of national European Union citizens, nationals of states associated with the European Schengen agreement and members of their families, pursuant to directive 2004/38/EC of the European parliament and of the council, and third-country nationals with legal residence in a European union member state, or, third-country nationals travelling for professional, study, family reunion, health or humanitarian reasons.
4) Repatriation flights of national citizens or holders of a Portuguese residence permit.
5) Repatriation flights of foreign citizens promoted by the competent authorities of their home states and subject to previous request and agreement, with respect to reciprocity principles.
6) Emerg, state, mil, hosp/medevac, fire fighting, cargo/mail, hum, United Nations, technical stopovers for non-commercial purposes, technical ldg where pax do not disembark. Enr ats is normal and air operators are able to file Portuguese ad as altn in fpl.

For Ambulance flights: Health professionals who have worked in environments where care is provided for patients with severe acute respiratory infections of unknown origin, where cases of patients with nCoV infection, must inform local handling agents.

Passenger Restrictions: Recommended 14 day quarantine, but not mandatory.

Passengers can be picked up from Portugal in repatriation flights, but the plane must show up with no passengers, only crew.

Crew: Crew rest at hotel is possible, but need to confirm with hotel select will be open.  Crew rest on aircraft is possible, as long as it doesn’t violate parking limits. No quarantine requirements for the crew – quarantine is recommended but not mandatory.  Crew does not need to perform a COVID-19 test to enter at LPPT. Crew can rest at airport and off-airport hotels. Only Crew may leave the aircraft. All services are available.

Tech Stops: Allowed with passengers however only crew can leave the aircraft.

All Services available, but should be requested in advance.

ICAO Specific Information:

  • LPAZ: Tech stops only no overnights permitted.
  • LPFR: Available for Crew Rest at this time.

* The reopening of major 4* and 5* hotels are reliant on the State of Emergency being lifted on the 2nd of May. If lifted, a lot more options will be made available.

LPPD: Refuel only with doors closed. No pax/crew embark and disembark is allowed.

LPCS: Crew health declaration is required. Opening hours are from 0700 UTC to Sunset.

LPPT: Parking at LPPT is always challenging. Parking at LPPT is currently severely limited by NOTAM to:

  • 45 minutes for aircraft ICAO mode A and B
  • 60 minutes for aircraft ICAO mode C and D
  • 90 minutes for aircraft ICAO mode E

Updated LPPT hotel information:

Near the Airport:

Radisson Blu Lisboa 4****Stars , special price 95€ +2 € (Lisbon City Tax) each single room , including Wi-fi internet and breakfast ( https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-lisbon )

10-15 Minutes away from the Airport:

Holiday Inn Lisbon- Continental 4**** Stars, 90€ + 2€ (Lisbon City Tax) each single room,  including Wi-fi internet and breakfast (https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/lisbon/lisbn/hoteldetail ) (Campo Pequeno)

Holiday Inn Lisboa 4**** Stars, 90€ + 2€ (Lisbon City Tax) each single room,  including Wi-fi internet and breakfast ( https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/lisbon/lispo/hoteldetail ) (Campo Pequeno)

3K Europa Hotel 4**** Stars, 77€ each single room, including breakfast and Wi-fi, (http://www.hotel3keuropa.pt/) (Campo Pequeno)

Downtown:

Boutique Hotel Corpo Santo 5***** Stars, 120€ + 2€ (Lisbon City Tax) each single room, including Wi-fi internet, breakfast, one ice-cream per day in the hotel, plus 2 walking tours a day to different areas of the city. (Cais do Sodré – Downtown) (http://www.corposantohotel.com/en/hotel-corpo-santo-lisbon)

If it is not possible to overnight at LPPT, it is possible to reposition to LPCS. Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Romania

August 3, 2020

Restriction expiration: August 16, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities have lifted the mandatory 14-day self-isolation for travelers from countries with low COVID-19 infections rates; currently on the list are the EU, the UK, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Canada, Morocco, Algeria, Australia, Rwanda, Uruguay, Japan, South Korea, Georgia, New Zealand, Tunisia, and Thailand. All other international travelers are required to undergo 14 days of self-isolation.

Based on the decision of state authorities, all flights operated by economic air carriers to/from airports located  within Romanian territory are suspended if their  destination/departure airports are located within the territory of the following countries: ARGENTINA, ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN BAHRAIN, BOLIVIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, BRAZIL, CABO VERDE, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EL  SALVADOR, ESWATINI, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, TURCS AND CAICOS  ISLANDS, IRAQ, ISRAEL, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, KOSOVO, KUWAIT, LUXEMBURG, NORTH MACEDONIA, MALDIVES, MEXICO, MOLDOVA,  MONTENEGRO, OMAN, PALESTINE, PANAMA, PERU, PUERTO RICO, QATAR,  RUSSIA, SERBIA, SINGAPORE, SURINAME, U.S.A, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS,  SAUDI ARABIA, SOUTH AFRICA.

Authorities of Romania have restricted all economic commercial air carriers to/from Romania through Sept. Exempted from previous provisions are: FLIGHTS TO ANDORRA, ALGERIA, AUSTRIA, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CANADA, BULGARIA, SOUTH KOREA, CZECH REPUBLIC, GEORGIA, CYPRUS, JAPAN, CROATIA, MOROCCO, DENMARK, NEW ZEALAND, SWITZERLAND, RWANDA, ESTONIA, THAILAND, FINLAND, TUNISIA, FRANCE, URUGUAY, GERMANY, GREECE, IRELAND, ICELAND, ITALY, FAEROE ISLANDS, LATVIA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, MALTA, UK, MONACO, NORWAY, POLAND, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, NETHERLANDS, HUNGARY, VATICAN CITY AND FROM THESE COUNTRIES TO ROMANIA.

The list is updated / reviewed weekly, every day on Monday, by the National Institute of Public Health and is published on the website http://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19 

Flights to/from Iran, USA, Turkey  are prohibited until further notice. Exceptions are State, Cargo, Mail, Humanitarian, Medical and Tech stops.

Charter Flights are allowed to: Carry Seasonal workers, for the Repatriation of Foreign Citizens from Romania and Other States, and for the Repatriation of Romanian Citizens from other States.  These flights must have the approval of the Romanian CAA, the Minister of Interior Affairs, and Foreign Affairs Minister.

Crew Restrictions: No quarantine for crew, Can stay over night with prior permission from Airport Authority. Crew can rest on aircraft, airport or off-airport hotel.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stop allowed.  Crew can leave; Pax may not disembark. All flights must be discussed with the local airport authority prior to operations.


Russia

August 4, 2020

General Restrictions: As of 01 Aug international air traffic will be resumed between Moscow, Moscow region, Saint Petersburg, Rostov-On-Don airports and the following international states: Great Britain (London) Tanzania (Zanzibar) and Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara for scheduled traffic.

Non scheduled air traffic Turkey (Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman) will be gin on 10 Aug.

Both scheduled and non scheduled air traffic will comply with the provisions of Directive of Chief Russian Federation Public Health Officer number 7 ‘Implementation of self isolation for the protection from spread of COVID-19.

Russian Citizens can enter:
Foreign Citizens and stateless persons:
  • Before arriving in the territory of Russian Federation it is necessary to ensure that the questionnaire is completed and it must be presented to the representatives of Rospotrebnadzor at the point of entry. This form is available at: https://www.rospotrebnadzor.ru/upload/%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B0%D0%90%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B0%20RUS.docx
  • When crossing the state border of the Russian Federation it is necessary to provide a medical document (in Russian or English) confirming the negative result of laboratory testing on COVID-19 by PCR method, done no earlier than 3 calendar days before arrival on the territory of the Russian Federation;
  • If there is no medical document confirming a negative result of a laboratory test foreign citizen during 3 calendar days from the day of arriving to the territory of RF must undergo laboratory PCR test for COVID-19.

Passengers arriving to the Moscow area under the above rules must enter at UUEE/Sheremetyevo (general aviation) and UUEE/Sheremetyevo or UUWW/Vnukovo (business aviation).

Foreign nationals coming into Russia are only permitted if they are coming in for work (approved by the government), medical treatment or to take care of relatives.  With approval of the Russia CAA business flights are allowed.

After 1 August, in the early phases, citizens of these three countries will be allowed entry into Russia: the UK, Tanzania, and Turkey.​ The issuance of visa and provision of invitations for citizens of the named countries are resumed.​

The Government of the Russian Federation took the resolution to restart air traffic with a number of countries.

Starting from Aug 1st, air traffic is restarts from airports of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don to the Great Britain (London), Turkey (Istanbul and Ankara) and Tanzania (Zanzibar).

Starting from Aug 10th, flights are also restarting from the named Russian cities to Antalya, Dalaman and Bodrum (the Republic of Turkey).​

Passenger Restrictions: All arriving passengers will have a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Foreign nationals coming into Russia are only permitted if they are coming in for work, medical treatment or to take care of relatives. Russian citizens arriving into Russia.

Crew Restrictions: Stay of flight crews in Russia: it is important to note that the restrictions imposed, including the requirements for the stay of flight crews and quarantine requirements of crew, may differ in different regions of the Russian Federation. There are currently no restrictions on the accommodation of flight crews in hotels in Moscow.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed on a case-by-case basis. Crew and Passengers must remain on board. All services are available. Crew rest is on a case-by-case basis.

Special Considerations: Important: the Russian United Business Aviation Association recommends that all foreign operators organizing flights to Russia should work closely with their agents in Russia, providing only reliable and comprehensive information. Crewmembers are advised to carry a full set of protective equipment (masks, gloves, disinfectants), not move around the city on their own. Crews and airline representatives are advised to keep in touch with the representatives of your local flight support provider.

ICAO Specific Information:

  • UHPP: Can be used as a tech stop. No crew rest available and crew rest onboard the aircraft not allowed. Temporary operational hours for all flights 1900UTC-0800UTC
  • UHMA is closed for intl flights until 31 JUL except for repatriation flights.

Serbia

July 30, 2020

General Restrictions: Officials have rescinded the suspension of international flights at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (LYBE); the airport also remains open for commercial, domestic, humanitarian, and cargo flights.

Upon arrival, passengers clear through Main Terminal. Depending on the situation at the moment of arrival and Border Police Capacity, there may be a designated Passport Control Counter for passengers.  If not, passengers will use any available Passport Control Counter.

There is a possibility of a random temperature check during clearance.

There is no longer a requirement for a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the country.

Authorities in Serbia will reintroduce tougher restrictions nationwide from July 17 in response to sharp upticks in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection rates.

Hotels are open for guests.

Face masks and social distancing measures are mandatory.

Note that crew and passenger information still needs to be submitted to the government before each flight.

Serbia will impose a nationwide curfew from 1800 July 10th through 0500 July 17th to combat COVID-19.

Additional Information: Serbian Citizens-will be permitted to enter the EU from July 1, when the external borders are officially scheduled to be reopened. Member States of the EU will gradually lift the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU as from 1 July 2020. This will be evaluated every two weeks by the EU and, the list of third countries referred to will be reviewed, and as the case may be updated, by the Council, after close consultation with the Commission and the relevant EU agencies and services following an overall assessment based on the methodology, criteria and information.

Passenger Restrictions: No restrictions or quarantine necessary upon entering Serbia.

ICAO Specific Information:

  • LYBE –The GAT terminal is open as of July 17 2020 and operational hours are 0700-2100 local time.  International departures are allowed at the GAT Terminal. All international arrivals must still operate through Terminal 2 due to mandatory measures according to the instructions of the Ministries of Health (temperature measurement). When the VIP is closed, and at the same time the GAT, due to working hours or visits of high state delegations, the set departure and arrival international traffic will be performed according to the existing procedures via Terminal 2.
  • BKPR reopened as of June 28. Authorities recommend all travelers have proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous four days upon entry into Kosovo. Authorities are requiring citizens of North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours if entering Kosovo by land from July 13. Travelers transiting through Kosovo, as long as they leave Kosovo within three hours of entry, as well as travelers arriving at the Pristina International Airport (PRN) who are willing to sign a statement promising to leave Kosovo within three hours, are exempt.

Please consult your Universal team for more details.


Slovakia

August 5, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities in Slovakia are maintaining entry restrictions introduced to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of July 9. Officials have designated a number of locations as “safe countries”, including Austria, Australia, Belgium, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland.

Citizens of Slovakia may travel freely between these countries, and travelers from these destinations are not required to self-isolate or prove they are COVID-19 free on arrival, provided they have not visited any other countries in the preceding 14 days.

Land and air travel with these countries has resumed; controls at land border crossings are now only carried out at the external border with Ukraine.

Persons, including Slovak residents, traveling from countries not on the approved safe list are required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 96 hours or have a COVID-19 test performed in Slovakia within five days of their arrival. Persons testing positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate until they have recovered.

Passenger Restrictions: Persons, including Slovak residents, traveling from most countries are required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 96 hours or have a COVID-19 test performed in Slovakia within five days of their arrival. Persons testing positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate until they have recovered.

Crew Restrictions: Crewmembers are exempt from quarantine in government facility. Crewmembers must follow the anti-epidemic measures set forth by the Ministry of Transport and Construction.

Crew must hand out the Public Health Passenger Locator Form, ensure they are completed, and handed over by the Crew to the Airport Personnel at the Destination Airport.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed for refueling purposes. No disembarkation is allowed.

ICAO Specific Information: Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.​

Slovenia

July 31, 2020

General Restrictions: Travellers from countries that are considered epidemiologically safe (green list), can enter Slovenia without restrictions. Permanent or temporary residents from countries that are not on the list of epidemiologically safe countries, require a 14 day quarantine. The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes are regularly posted on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions. Several exceptions exist for certain categories of individuals coming from countries with a deteriorated epidemiological situation (red list). However, none of the exceptions apply to tourism.

  •  From 15MAY Slovenia does not have restrictions any more for flights from inside EU.
  • International travel is allowed only via LJLJ, LJMB or LJPZ airports

As of July 17, citizens of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Vatican City​ are now permitted to enter Slovenia without restrictions, provided they do so directly from one of these countries. [https://www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions

Travelers entering Slovenia from locations other than the above countries will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine, regardless of their citizenship. Authorities could re-impose restrictions at any time if disease activity increases.

Passenger Restrictions: Based on the government ordinance dated 18 June 2020 following covid-19 related passenger restrictions are in place. in accordance with the government ordinance, the following persons will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon entry into Slovenia:

– persons with permanent or temporary residence in countries that are not on the list of epidemiologically safe countries or persons coming from those countries (unless they are among the exceptions listed in the ordinance – in this case no quarantine will be ordered for them),

– travelers, whatever their nationality or residence, coming from countries with respect to which restrictions apply because of the deterioration of epidemiological situation, and travelers with a temporary or permanent residence in these countries entering Slovenia:

(Qatar, Bahrain, Chile, Kuwait, Peru, Armenia, Djibouti, Oman, Brazil, Panama, Belarus, Singapore, Sweden, Maldives, Sao Tome and Principe, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Saudi Arabia, Russian Federation, Moldavia (Republic of) , Gibraltar, Bolivia (The Plurinational State of), Puerto Rico, Gabon, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, South Africa, Iran (The Islamic Republic of), North Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Portugal, Albania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, China, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Honduras, Israel, Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde, Colombia, Turks and Caicos Islands, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Virgin Islands, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, Seychelles, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Salvador, Eswatini, Suriname)​
by way of exception, travelers from the above listed countries, whatever their nationality or residence can enter Slovenia without restrictions or having to quarantine if they qualify as one of the six exceptions of the ordinance.incoming travelers from the European union or Schengen area member state (regardless of whether those countries are on the list of epidemiologically safe countries) may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine if they are:

– Slovenian citizens,

– foreigners with permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia.
travelers may also enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine if they:
– are listed among exemptions
– have permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries.
exemptions are:

1. the person involved in the provision of economic activity, providing the supporting document,

2. the person involved in international transport sector and who, when crossing the border demonstrates this by means of a ‘certificate for workers in the international transport sector’ contained in annex 3 of the commission communication on the implementation of green lanes or any other relevant document which indicates that it has been referred by the employer,

3. the person who carries out the transport of goods to or from the republic of Slovenia and for traffic of goods in transit and leaves republic of Slovenia within 12 hours after entry,

4. persons who provide services for which the certificate has been issued to them by the competent ministry and who, as a result of the non-excercise of such service could result in significant social or economic damage as result of the quarantine,

5. members of protection and rescue services, medical services, police, firefighters and persons carrying out humanitarian transport for the republic of Slovenia who crossed the border for the purpose of carrying out their tasks,

6. other exemptions (persons possessing evidence of planned medical examination in the republic of Slovenia, persons who cross the border for educational or scientific research purposes and who demonstrate this with adequate evidence, accompanied with parents or other persons, departing Slovenia within 24 hours, person attending the funeral of a close relative and who leaves or returns to the republic of Slovenia on the same day, person who is a close relative of, or lives with person crossing the border for the purpose of urgent tasks and departing within 24 hours, bi-owners of land).

the person exercising exemption from above fourth and fifth paragraph, must submit negative sars-cov-2 (covid-19) test when crossing the border. the test must not be older then three days and must be taken in a member state of the European union or a member state of the Schengen area.

entry into Slovenia will not be allowed for travelers without a residence in Slovenia who on crossing the border tell the authorities that they are sars-cov-2 (covid-19) positive or have typical signs of infection with this virus (high fever, cough, shortness of breath). the entry of persons who presumably will not be able to leave the territory of Slovenia on account of measures taken by neighboring countries will not be allowed either.

No restrictions on departing the country.

Crew Restrictions:

  • No quarantine for crew. Hotels availability needs to be checked prior.
  • There are no restrictions for crew flying from outside EU.

Tech Stop Details: Allowed with Pax onboard, Crew/Pax may not leave Acft.  Catering not available.

Special Considerations: Please copy the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Repatriation Flight Handling Requests.

ICAO Specific Requirements:

LJLJ, LJMB, and LJPZ: Only airports allowing International Passenger flights.

Rules are changing daily, so please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Spain

August 3, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities in Spain put the El Sagria Region in Catalonia on indefinite lockdown from July 4. Authorities in Spain previously reopened the country’s land borders with Portugal on July 1 after previously closing it in March; however, authorities have introduced a mandatory Sanitary Control Form that needs to be filled out by all travelers arriving in the country by airplane from July 1. After filling out the form, travelers will receive a unique QR code that they will have to show on arrival at the airport.

Spain will also allow entry for citizens of 12 non-EU countries deemed epidemiologically safe by the European Council on July 1.  Those countries are Algeria*, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco*, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay & China* (*subject to that country agreeing to a reciprocity agreement).  All travelers allowed to enter will not be required to self-isolate upon arrival.

Internal border controls were lifted on 21-June for EU Member States and Schengen Associated States. There are no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements for people who are resident in the European Union, Schengen Associated countries, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican and San Marino.

Third country nationals shall be denied entry into Spain for reasons of public order and public health, unless belong to one of the following categories:

  1. Residents in the European Union, Schengen associated states, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican (the holy see) or San Marino.
  2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by a member state or Schengen associated state.
  3. Cross-border workers.
  4. Healthcare professionals, including health researchers, and elderly care professionals going to or returning from exercising their working activity.
  5. Transport personnel, sailors and the necessary aeronautical personnel to carry out air transport activities.
  6. Diplomatic, consular, international organization, military, civil protection and humanitarian organization personnel in the exercise of their duties.
  7. Students pursuing their studies in the member states or Schengen associated states, holding the appropriate permit or visa.
  8. Highly qualified workers whose labour is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely. These circumstances must be justified by supporting documentation.
  9. People traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
  10. People who provide documentary evidence of force majeure reasons or in-need situation, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons.
  11. Seasonal agricultural workers.
  12. Legal residents in the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China, although for those residents in Algeria, China and Morocco subject to reciprocity principle.

U.S. persons can enter Spain as long as they have a letter, along with filled out PLC pdf form, advising he/she is an essential worker. When meeting this requirement, there is no quarantine. COVID test will not be needed.

Flights United States to Spain with Spain nationals is permitted. No quarantine and no COVID testing required for Spain nationals.

Passenger Restrictions: Quarantine for accepted passengers will not be needed, but they will be subjected to visual and temperature controls upon arrival. Passengers may also use the SPTH app that is now available for the process of completing the PLC from on line, the app link is: https://www.spth.gob.es/

All passengers must complete the form before stating their trip. Otherwise all passengers must bring PLC card filled upon arrival. All passengers must keep 1.5-2 meters social distance and wear masks. PLC form is available. Starting July 30, protective face coverings will be mandatory in public spaces, except for when engaging in sport activities.

Crew Restrictions: Crew are exempt from quarantine. Must wear mask at all times. Crew rest is available onboard the aircraft, at an airport hotel, or at an off-airport hotel. Crew rest available at hotel, but they cannot leave the hotel except to get crucial necessities such as buying food, etc.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed, but crew and passengers cannot disembark. No hotels are available. Catering is available with 24 hrs notice. Some services are unavailable, like aircraft washing.  Crew can rest on the aircraft, at an airport hotel or at an off-airport hotel.

ICAO Specific Information:

Starting June 21st at 00h Spain Borders opened without quarantine for citizens of EU Member States, Schengen area and nationals, assuming reciprocity. Aircrafts are allowed to arrive only at selected entry points with international health emergency control capabilities. See list of airports below:

  • Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-el Prat (LEBL)
  • Gran Canaria (GCLP)
  • Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas (LEMD)
  • Malaga-Costa del Sol (LEMG)
  • Palma de Mallorca (LEPA/LESJ)
  • Sevilla (LEZL)
  • Menorca (LEMH)
  • Ibiza (LEIB)
  • Cesar Manrique-Lanzarote (GCRR)
  • Fuerteventura (GCFV)
  • Tenerife Sur (GCTS)
  • Alicante-Elche (LEAL)
  • Valencia (LEVC)
  • Seve Ballesteros-Santander (LEXJ)
  • Bilbao (LEBB)

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Sweden

August 3, 2020

Restriction expiration: August 31, 2020

General restrictions: All countries ARE prohibited except for EU countries and Algeria, Australia, Georgia,  Japan, Canada, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay

Passenger restrictions:  Passengers arriving from outside  Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom are not allowed to enter Sweden.  Except for the following nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom, and their family members.

Additionally the following passengers who are an EEA citizen or a citizen of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland or the Vatican City. 2. Passengers who have long term resident status in Sweden or another EU state. 3. passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Sweden or another EEA state, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland or the Vatican city. 4. passengers with a national visa issued by Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EEA state, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, or Vatican city.

Passenger arrivals into ESSA from EU + UK/NORWAY/SWITZERLAND:

  1. Business Aviation Flights – May enter the border, but passengers must be citizens of EU Member States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
  2. Tourist Aviation Flights– May enter the border, but passengers must be citizens of EU Member States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
  3. Swedish Citizens/Swedish Residents – No restrictions but must show passport or residency card)
  4. Other EU citizens related visits – Who have a worthy purpose of visiting Sweden, (as follows.)
    1. Healthcare professionals, health researches and elderly care professionals
    2. Frontier workers
    3. Transport personnel engaged in the haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary
    4. Military personnel and humanitarian workers
    5. Passengers in transit
    6. Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons
    7. Family Ties (please contact ASE for further information on this)

Passenger arrivals into ESSA from  NON-EU+UK+NORWAY+SWITZERLAND:

  1. Business Aviation Flights – May enter the border, but passengers must be citizens of the following Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay
  2. Tourist Aviation Flights – May enter the border, but passengers must be citizens of the following Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay
  3. Other NON EU citizens related visits – Who have a worthy purpose of visiting Sweden, (as follows.)
    1. Healthcare professionals, health researches and elderly care professionals
    2. Frontier workers
    3. Transport personnel engaged in the haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary
    4. Military personnel and humanitarian workers
    5. Passengers in transit
    6. Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons
    7. Family Ties (please contact ASE for further information on this)

Visitors will be subject to random tests upon arrival. Upon being tested, the visitor is free to move to the final destination. If the test is positive,14 day quarantine under supervision is required at the final destination.

Crew Requirements: For all nationalities

  • NO restrictions on the crew on arrival.
  • NO requirement for quarantine
  • NO Health Certificate
  • Crew changes and Swaps are OK (including night stop)
  • They are permitted to leave the Airport and return for duty.
  • Crew can change via commercial airlines

Tech Stop Details: No restrictions on Pax/Crew during fuel stop.  Crewmembers may also change, enter the border.  Crew can rest an an airport or off-airport hotel. No Pax may exit aircraft.

Special Considerations: Arrival gendec is mandatory.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics


Switzerland

August 5, 2020

Restriction expiration: September 30, 2020

General Restrictions:

Beginning July 20, Switzerland will start allowing entry to passengers arriving from the following countries:

  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Georgia
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda
  • Korea, Rep.
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay
  • Andorra
  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • Vatican
  • Bulgaria
  • Ireland
  • Croatia
  • Romania
  • Cyprus

SWITZERLAND:

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Schengen Member States or EU States.

– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Algeria, Australia Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Korea (Rep.), Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican

– This does not apply to nationals or residents of Switzerland or Liechtenstein.

– This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States.

– This does not apply to British nationals.

– This does not apply to family members of nationals of EEA Member States. They must present proof of their relationship.

– This does not apply to family members of British nationals. They must present proof of their relationship.

– This does not apply to residents of Schengen Member States returning directly via Switzerland to their country of residence.

– This does not apply to holders of a visa type D issued by Switzerland.

– This does not apply to holders of a Schengen-visa type C issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020.

  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State.

– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Algeria, Australia Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Korea (Rep.), Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican

– This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.

– This does not apply to British nationals.

– This does not apply to family members of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.

– This does not apply to family members of British nationals.

– This does not apply to residents of EEA Member States and Switzerland.

– This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued after 16 March 2020 by Switzerland.

– This does not apply to holders of a visa type D issued by Switzerland.

– This does not apply to holders of a Schengen-visa type C issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020.

  1. Passengers who have been in Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Rep., Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Turks and Caicos Isl. or USA in the past 14 days are subject to quarantine for 10 days.

All passengers and crew members have to fill out a tracing contact form that is collected upon arrival by the FOPH (Federal Office of Pulick Health). Data will be destroyed within 1 month.

Flight preparation / Passenger and crew:

  • Crew Members to provide copy of crew ID and passport for all Schengen Nationality; for none-Schengen Nationality a valid visa for CH (Switzerland) is required.

Travelling for Business Purpose (except EU/EEA Member States and British nationals)

Passenger willing to enter Switzerland for business purpose must prove importance of their presence in Switzerland. Copy of a Letter of Invitation from the hosting party in Switzerland is to provide for approval process by Immigration Police before the journey.

Travelling with Pets is regulated by FSVO (Federal Safety and Veterinary Office).

Pets must be announced and copy of ownership certificate and vaccination passport is to provide before journey.

Before July 20:

Authorities in Switzerland are maintaining the ban on non-EU, UK, and European Free Trade Association citizens and residents from entering the country until at least July 20 despite a European Union recommendation that travel resume with 15 non-European countries from July 1. This restriction was originally introduced March 17 as part of the bloc’s measures to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Some exceptions are made for health workers, freight transport workers, and situations of special necessity to be approved by border officials at the time of crossing.

Furthermore, Swiss authorities have created a list of “high risk” countries from which travelers must undergo a mandatory 10-day self-quarantine for the period starting July 6 to 16 August. Officials will update the list regularly; countries included on the initial list are Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Serbia, South Africa, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States. Previously, authorities in Switzerland reopened all ports of entry to nationals and permanent residents of the EU, UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway; travelers from these destinations can visit Switzerland without restriction.

Passenger flights are available at Zurich (LSZH), Geneva (LSGG), and Basel (LFSB).

On 15 June, it lifted entry restrictions at its borders with Austria, Germany and France in agreement with the authorities in these countries. The current pandemic situation allows a considerably greater easing of restrictions. Restrictions will also be lifted for citizens with rights of free movement from non-Schengen states, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus.

All foreign nationals (without Swiss Passport or Residence Permission) from NON-Schengen countries not allowed to enter the country.

Passenger Restrictions:

Wearing of masks is MANDATORY for PAX on board aircraft flying to or from Switzerland with the following exceptions:

  1.  Children under the age of 12
  2.  People who cannot wear a face mask for special or medical reasons

Entry into Switzerland is refused to all foreign nationals who wish to enter Switzerland directly from any country outside the Schengen Area.  Exceptions:

  •  Nationals or residents of Switzerland or Liechtenstein.
  •  Persons who hold a cross-border commuter permit, a C-visa issued by Switzerland for the purpose of “business meeting” as specialists on the field of health or “official visit” of great importance, a D-visa issued by Switzerland or an assurance of a resident permit.
  •  Persons who are entitles to freedom of movement (e.g. citizens of EU/EFTA states and other persons, like their family members, deriving rights from the act on the free movement of persons).
  •  Persons travelling directly through Switzerland to another Schengen state from which they hold a residence permit or work permit or a national visa.
  •  Persons who are of great importance as specialists in the health sector.
  •  All crew and minimum support staff that are required to carry out cargo and passenger flight.

Travelers entering Switzerland from the following States or having traveled to a one of the “high risk” countries in the past 14 days will have to go into Quarantine for ten (10) days: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, Northern Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Serbia, South Africa, Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States of America.

The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) ask for your cooperation in the fight against the COVID pandemic. In concrete terms, this involves the following:

From 2 June 2020, all passengers arriving in Switzerland should be given the enclosed contact card and encouraged to fill it in entirely. (Note that this card will need to be filled out and submitted to the handler PRIOR to the flight.)

The filled out contact cards must be collected by the handler and kept during 14 days under lock. If needed these contact cards have to be at the disposition of the OFPH at all times.

The enclosed leaflet should also be given to passengers together with the contact card.

Crew Restrictions: Exempted from any restrictions.

Tech Stops: Possible, but no Passenger disembarkation. Crew can rest near the airport, but cannot stay overnight (per handler).

ICAO Specific Information:

LSZH – General Aviation Service Center (GASC) temporary hours: 0530-0915 / 1015-1430 UTC (Effective: 22APR-20JUL).

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Turkey

August 4, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities in Turkey have suspended all flights to Iran and Afghanistan as of July 19 until further notice as part of their efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Turkish-Iranian land border remains open for trade only.

Excepting the above, all other flights, regardless of the seat configuration, will be allowed from/to any Turkish aerodromes with the following conditions (This began on July 11th):

  1. All passengers have to wear masks during any time at the airport and on board.
  2. All arriving passengers will be asked to fill the passenger locator forms during the flight.
  3. All arriving passengers will be examined and will be tested if they have any symptoms. Passengers shall be informed by the operators beforehand and during flight.
  4. Passengers with positive test result, will not be deported, being treated.
  5. The flight permissions to be granted for the countries will be coordinated with the Ministry of Health. (Does not apply to business and private jets)
  6. Operators shall meet the requirements published by the Turkish DGCA on airport and airline pandemic guidelines for all flights.
    On arrival, all arriving crew and passenger body temperatures will be checked and if is under 37.8 degrees C, they will be allowed into Turkey. Wearing masks is also required at public spaces in Turkey, including the airport.

On arrival, all arriving crew and passenger body temperatures will be checked and if is under 37.8 degrees C, they will be allowed into Turkey. Wearing masks is also required at public spaces in Turkey, including the airport. An arrival passenger information form is to be filled out and signed by the passenger at arrival, only after custom immigration.

For the passengers & crew arriving to Turkey and departing to any airport where a Negative PCR test is required at the destination airport, please note that at below airports Test Centers are established:

Fee for Test: 110 TURKISH LIRA ( app 15,00 EUR ) ​
LTFM-IST-ISTANBUL AIRPORT:    Test result to obtained 02-04 Hours
LTBS-DLM-DALAMAN AIRPORT: Test result to obtained 08-10 Hours
LTAI-AYT – ANTALYA AIRPORT:  Test result to obtained 06-08 Hours

June 11th NOTAM can be found at: http://web.shgm.gov.tr/en/s/6389-notams

Turkish citizens are no longer required to self-isolate on arrival. International flights to limited destinations are permitted to resume as of June 18. Authorities have lifted restrictions at land borders, excluding at the border with Iran. Intercity travel is permitted to resume.

ICAO Specific Information:

Parking of three days can be arranged either in the Apron or Hangar.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Ukraine

August 4, 2020

General Restrictions: International and domestic flights are resumed at all airports as of June 17; travelers arriving in Ukraine are required to self-isolate for 14 days. The majority of land border crossings remain closed. Certain businesses and facilities are permitted to reopen. Public gatherings are prohibited, and individuals must wear protective masks and carry proper identification documents when in public.

All flights will need to apply for permission to Ukraine government.

Authorities in Ukraine have extended the nationwide lockdown through Aug. 31 as part of the nation’s efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

While airports have resumed domestic and international flights, many other land border crossings remain closed. Authorities are permitting freight transport through open checkpoints. All international passenger rail and maritime services remain suspended; freight transport is unaffected. Ukraine has color-coded countries of origin into Green or Red. Green countries are those in which the number of COVID-19 cases is fewer than 40 per 100,000, while Red countries have higher case numbers per head. International arrivals from Red countries – except diplomats, representatives of foreign organizations, international freight truck drivers, and aircraft and vessel crew members – must undergo 14-days’ quarantine at their place of residence or an official institution. Individuals who can prove that they are COVID-19-free will not be required to undergo quarantine.

All foreign passengers that are arriving in Ukraine should have insurance for COVID-19.

Ukraine will require any operators engaged in international transport to Ukraine to clean and disinfect the aircraft at these times:

At least once every 24 hours, unless the aircraft has not been used since the last disinfections

Prior to each long haul flight, which they describe as six hours or more

Before the next flight that takes places after a long haul flight.

EASA guidance on aircraft cleaning and disinfection: https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/news/easa-interim-guidance-aircraft-cleaning-and-disinfection-relation-sars-cov

All foreign passengers that we arriving in Ukraine should have insurance for COVID-19.

Ukraine will require any operators engaged in international transport to Ukraine to clean and disinfect the aircraft at these times:

If you arrive from a “green zone” country, and have been there for at least 14 days, you will not need to enter quarantine.

If you arrive from a “red zone” country, in addition to health insurance you will need to download the “Dii Vdoma “app which tracks your location, and enter quarantine for 14 days. You can elect to undergo a PCR Covid test after your arrival at a participating lab which will notify you of your result in 1-2 days through the app.

Passenger Restrictions: As of the 12th of June, foreign citizens can enter Ukraine at airports.  If the person comes from a country with what Ukraine considers a high level of COVID-19 (Including, but not limited to, Sweden, UK, USA, Netherlands, Singapore, Brazil, Russia, UAE, Spain, Saudi Arabia, France, Canada) then they will have to undergo 14 days of self-isolation.  People not coming from countries that do not high levels of COVID-19 and who haven’t visited any other countries with high levels of COVID-19 will not have to do the 14-day self-isolation.

​Each flight is processing by Immigration individually. But the general rules and restrictions are : – No testing and surveillance application “Act at Home”, only Insurance if term of staying in Ukraine less then 48 hours – Negative test is not usable for Immigration, if terms of staying more then 48 HRS, passenger need to go into self isolation, within registration into “Act at Home “ app. or testing here ( results as usually will be during 3 days) Generally, Immigration doesn’t need any similar documentation as Health Declaration, Locator Form from Passengers, only Insurance Policy and the rest of conditions below

Passengers should wear masks, wear gloves and practice social distancing

Crew Restrictions: Crew Members are exempt from restrictions. Crew overnight stays at a local hotel or on the aircraft are approved on a case-by-case basis.

Tech Stop Details: Are available with Pax onboard, but only the crew may disembark. All services are available.

Special Considerations: 

ICAO Specific Information: Only UKBB is working 24/7 in the usual mode. UKLL is an alternate.


United Kingdom

July 30, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities in Scotland will lift quarantine requirements for travelers from Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from July 28 following a decrease in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) activity in those countries. These countries will be added to the list of quarantine exempted countries.

Effective 0001 July 26, authorities in England and Northern Ireland will reimpose a directive requiring all travelers arriving from Spain to self-quarantine for 14 days due to a recent spike in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) activity in that country. While the governments of Wales and Scotland have as yet made no official announcements on the matter, it is likely that they will implement similar measures over the coming days. Scotland had only placed Spain on its list of “exempted countries,” thereby lifting its earlier requirement that travelers arriving from there self-isolate, as of July 23.​

Authorities lifted a mandatory quarantine requirement for arrivals from 75 countries and overseas territories, including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and Spain; the selected countries are assessed to pose a reduced threat from COVID-19. Scotland currently retains a quarantine requirement for arrivals from Spain, though authorities there announced July 20 that this measure could be lifted in the coming days. In addition, the Isle of Man lifted entry restrictions for residents only July 20. All international arrivals to the UK must provide contact details, as well as their travel history over the previous 14 days. International arrivals of any nationality arriving from nonexempt locations are required to self-isolate for 14 days; health officials may perform spot checks to ensure compliance. Persons without suitable accommodation will be required to stay in facilities arranged by the government at their own expense. The measures apply to arrival by air, rail, and ferry. Freight drivers and healthcare workers are exempt from the requirement. The measures are reviewed every three weeks.​

Authorities in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are responsible for setting their own quarantine requirements; Scotland and Wales have so far not confirmed that they will be amending their regulations, though Northern Ireland currently plans to maintain quarantine for all international arrivals other than those from Ireland. All international arrivals to the UK must provide contact details, as well as their travel history over the previous 14 days. Anyone arriving in the UK must provide details on their arrival of the address they will be residing at whilst in the UK, and they will be expected to stay at that address for the duration of their stay, be that 1 day or the full 14 day isolation requirement unless travelling using an established air corridor.-Not required for transit crew or passengers during a tech stop.

England Specifics: From 10 July 2020, unless you have visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days, you don’t need to self–isolate on your return to England from the following countries and territories: Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, The Channel Islands, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gibraltar, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, The Isle of Man, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (Macau), Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Montserrat, the Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Poland, Reunion, San Marino , Seychelles, South Korea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Spain, St Barthélemy, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Vatican City State, Vietnam, https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

Scotland Specifics: From 10 July 2020, passengers arriving from the following 57 countries will no longer need to quarantine: Andorra; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Australia; Austria; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belgium; Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba; Croatia; Curaçao; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominica; Faroe Islands; Fiji; Finland; France; French Polynesia; Germany; Greece; Greenland; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hong Kong; Hungary ; Iceland; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg; Macau; Malta; Mauritius; Monaco; The Netherlands ; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; Réunion; San Marino; Seychelles; St Barthélemy; St Kitts & Nevis; St Lucia; St Pierre and Miquelon; South Korea; Switzerland; Taiwan; Trinidad & Tobago; Turkey; Vatican City State and Vietnam.

The 14 UK overseas territories are also exempt: Akrotiri and Dhekelia; Anguilla; Bermuda; British Antarctic Territory; British Indian Ocean Territory; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; Gibraltar; Montserrat; Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands; Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Please note that Spain and Serbia are not on Scotland’s list of countries. Scotland still requires any passenger from Spain  and Serbia to isolate.

Passengers arriving from these countries and territories will still be required to complete the online passenger locator form.

At present anyone from anywhere can arrive into the UK but anyone arriving in the UK must provide details on their arrival of the address they will be residing at whilst in the UK, and they will be expected to stay at that address for the duration of their stay, be that 1 day or the full 14 day isolation requirement.  The UK health form must also be filled out prior to arrival.  The passengers will be expected to travel directly to the contact address on the health form and stay there for the duration of their stay.  The UK is being quite strict about expecting people to stay at the address given on the health form.  No COVID-19 negative test can exempt them from this requirement.

From June 8, new rules take effect to include:

  • The requirement to complete the GOV.UK online form at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk PRIOR to arriving in the UK.  Border Force officers will be conducting checks to ensure form is completed.
  • The need to provide your journey and contact details when you travel to the UK (except travelers from the Common Travel Area (CTA): Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man) unless you have been in the CTA the past 14 days.
  • If you are arriving from the CTA and entered the CTA within the last 14 days, you’ll need to provide journey and contact info.  You must self-isolate until you have spent a total of 14 days in the CTA.
  • UK will enforce a 14-day quarantine (or extent of your stay, whichever is shorter. eg. if you are only in the UK for 05 days you must remain quarantined for the duration of your stay but will be allowed to leave on schedule.) if you are only staying except in very limited situations.(https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-secretary-announces-new-public-health-measures-for-all-uk-arrivals).

Travelers will be required to provide accommodation information to border officials; health officials may perform spot checks to ensure compliance with the regulations. Persons without suitable accommodation will be required to stay in facilities arranged by the government at their own expense. The measures apply to arrival by air, rail, and ferry. Persons arriving from Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man will be exempt from the restrictions. Freight drivers and healthcare workers will also be exempt from these requirements. The measures will be reviewed every three weeks.

Members of diplomatic missions and consular posts in the UK, officers, servants or representatives of international organizations, representatives at an international or UK conference granted privileges and immunities, and their families or dependents

  • This includes representatives of international organizations who are travelling to the UK on official visits, for example to attend negotiations.
  • You will not need to provide your journey or contact details.
  • You will not need to self-isolate for 14 days if it is confirmed that your work is essential to the functioning of the mission, international organization or conference and that it cannot be undertaken whilst self-isolating.
  • If your family members or other dependents travel with you, they’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days after they arrive in the UK.
  • Before you travel, your mission, international organization or conference will need to notify the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) or Protocol Directorate who will issue an exemption letter to show at the border.
  • Representatives of a foreign country or territory and representatives of the British overseas territories, along with their families or dependents travelling to the UK to undertake official business with the UK
  • This includes representatives of foreign countries or territories who are travelling to the UK on official visits, for example to attend negotiations.
  • You will not need to provide your journey or contact details.
  • You will not need to self-isolate for 14 days if it is confirmed that you are travelling to the UK for official business which cannot be undertaken whilst self-isolating.
  • If your family members or other dependents travel with you, they’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days after they arrive in the UK.
  • Before you travel, your mission or a representative of your country or territory will need to notify the FCO who will issue an exemption letter to show at the border.
  • Defense personnel, visiting forces and government contractors who the Ministry of Defense has confirmed are required to deliver essential defense activities
  • You will not need to provide your journey or contact details or self-isolate for 14 days.
  • You’ll need to request a letter from the Ministry of Defense confirming you are exempt. You’ll need to show this letter to officials at border control on entry to the UK.
  • UK officials and contractors required to work on essential border security duties
  • You will not need to provide your journey or contact details or self-isolate for 14 days if you’re either:
  • required to undertake essential government work related to the UK border in the UK within 14 days of your arrival
  • undertaking essential government work related to the UK border outside of the UK but required to come back to the UK temporarily before departing the UK to again undertake essential government work related to the border
  • You should use your official photo identification to demonstrate your status.
  • Non-UK officials and contractors required to work on essential border security duties
  • You will not need to provide your journey or contact details or self-isolate for 14 days if you’re either:
  • an official or contractor of a foreign government, required to travel to the UK to undertake essential border security duties
  • in possession of a written notice signed by a senior member of your government confirming that you’re required to undertake essential border security duties in the UK within 14 days of arrival and that that work cannot be undertaken whilst the person is complying with regulation 4
  • your deployment is pursuant to a standing bilateral or multilateral agreement with the UK government on the operation of the border controls within the UK
  • You should use your official photo identification to demonstrate your status.
  • English Hotels re-opened July 4th, Welsh Hotels reopen July 11th, and Scottish Hotels are scheduled to reopen on 15 July.
  • English restaurants are open, but some hotel facilities are not open yet as they are being broughtback gradually.
  • For England Only:
  • Outdoor Pools Open 11 July
  • Beauty Salons Open 13 July
  • Indoor Pools Open 25 July
  • Indoor Gyms 25 July
  • There are varying dates for these businesses to open in Wales and Scotland.

Crew Restrictions: Operational crew are not subject to quarantine.

Tech Stop Details: Allowed in the UK. Pax and Crew may leave the aircraft.

Special Considerations: Harrods Aviation opened May 4th at both EGSS and EGGW.

For Private Jet Centre’s London City (LCY) and RAF Northolt (NHT) locations, the current procedure is as follows:

Communication to FBO prior to arrival of inbound aircraft

All inbound aircraft must call ahead of arrival at LCY or NHT to confirm health status of those onboard. Specifically, we require confirmation that no persons onboard are showing the following symptoms:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • Loss or change to sense of smell or taste

If a person(s) onboard has developed symptoms, all those onboard must remain on the aircraft until a First Aider is available.

Contact information:

NHT – +44(0)208 845 8844 / Radio frequency, 130.65

LCY – +44(0)207 646 0400 / Radio frequency, 131.475

Communication to FBO staff upon arrival

Upon opening of aircraft door, flight crew must confirm to the FBO staff that there has been no change to the health status of those onboard.

  • If a person(s) onboard has developed symptoms (as listed above), all those onboard must remain on the aircraft until a First Aider is available.
  • If there has been no change to the health status of those onboard, all can proceed to the arrivals area.

Locator form for passengers arriving from outside of the UK

Journey and contact details must be provided prior to arriving in the UK. You can submit this information up to 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK by selecting the following link, https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk. Proof of completion of said form must be provided to UK Border Force upon arrival. Failure to do so may result in a fine for the travelling party.

Quarantine for passengers arriving outside of the UK

The UK Government have imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all passengers arriving from outside of the UK and Channel Islands. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk.

From 10th July 2020

The rules for entering the UK will change for travel from some countries when you arrive at the UK border. You will still need to submit your journey and contact details as outlined above, however, you will not need to self-isolate if travelling from one of the countries who are listed as exempt. A full list of exempt countries can be found at, https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

ICAO Specific Information:

  • EGSS: EGSS/Stansted is currently accepting crew and passengers from US. They can stay overnight in EGSS. Hotels at the airport have reopened to all guests.

Health Declaration Form Required (sent by UA) before accepting a flight which is to make sure crew or passengers do not have symptoms or indeed have the virus or been in contact with anyone who has.

Biz Av and Cargo can operate 24/7 with no night limits on slots.

Passengers will have to self-isolate for the entire duration of their stay be it one day and up to 14 days unless travelling via an air bridge country. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

UA Stansted can now offer a PCR test that can be performed at the FBO on arrival by a certified doctor who will provide a signed certificate for negative results, the test results can take up to 48 hrs to come back from the lab. Advance notice is required to book this service but we should be able to accommodate a 24/7 requests with enough notice.

  • EGGW: Signature Flight Support information

48 hours prior to the arrival of the flight, we will send the SFS General Aircraft Declaration form to be completed and returned.

We will require the Captain to contact SFS Luton Ops (131.615) before making the final approach in to EGGW to confirm the GAD remains valid and no persons onboard are showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Once the A/C has landed, Signature LTN Ops will Submit the GAD to Public Health England on the Operators behalf.

Luton will be allowing 15 ad-hoc night slots per week from 2200 to 0559Z.

Aircraft with a QC value greater than 0.5 will not be allowed to operate between the hours of 2200 and 0559Z.

  • EGJB: Still restricted on accepted flights. Any Person arriving would need to self-isolate for 14-days before departing again. The only exception is if they arrived and departed in the same day. Crew remains airside within the confines of the aircraft stand. all movements require a permit and are subject to PPR.
  • EGLC:Private Jet Centers to open 5 July.
  • EGLF: A decision was taken on 20th March not to accept flights coming from airports listed by the EASA as main affected areas with high risk of transmission of infection. However, for flights from the USA East coast or California, the following is required:
    • A professional, valid certificate of disinfection, clearly stating the date and the validity of the disinfection. The cleaning and disinfectant substances will need to be suitable for aviation use and can be found at  https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/news/easa-interim-guidance-aircraft-cleaning-and-disinfection-relation-sars-cov Additional health and safety protocol will also need to be implemented; information can be found at the following site: https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/general-publications/covid-19-aviation-health-safety-protocol
    • A Health Declaration for crew and passengers (Gendec format or E-mail, no earlier than 12 hours before departure)
    • Upon landing we will ask the crew via radio to confirm that everyone on board is in good health
  • EGNM: AD Open Tue-Fri from 0700 to 1500.
  • EGPK:Fully operational, with reduced Fire Cat between 1800 to 0600 UTC. This can be upped with a minimum of 1 hours notice to handle any aircraft.
  • EGQL: Closed UFN
  • EGTK: Operating Hours starting 1 June are 0700 to 1900 LCL.
  • EGWU: Private Jet Centers to open 6 July.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


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