Middle East and Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on business aviation

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Africa & Middle East COVID-19 Flight Restrictions


Algeria

March 30, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes, under certain conditions
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Tech Stops, Repatriation and Diplomatic Flights
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes, taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, and in English or French languages only
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes, on 14th day of quarantine.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required?: Yes
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available?: No
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax?: Yes health declaration , travel history the last 14 days prior to arrival
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required?: Yes, obligatory 14 day of quarantine.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.​​

Angola

March 16, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Tourism/Leisure, Tech Stop
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes,
    • Travelers are to complete a Travel Registration Form FRV up to 72 hours prior to the travel date.
    • A Health Control Form must be filled out and presented upon arrival
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes, negative PCR taken within 72 hours before the date of travel
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes. Yes, rapid COVID-19 test immediately upon disembarkation. Arriving persons are required to re-test seven days after arrival.
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info (i.e. link or contact info):  Awaiting information
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes
  • Health Insurance Proof: Not needed
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required:  Nonresidential passengers must quarantine at a government-nominated facility. After 10 days, authorities will test passengers for COVID-19, and if results are negative, passengers are permitted to continue their travels.​
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required (if so, what type and timeframe)?: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.

Bahrain

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Leisure/Tourism, and Tech Stops.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: US passengers that have pre-approval must provide PPG letter issued by MOFA/LP approved by CAA. Special letter of invitation.
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes, no quarantine if PCR test result on arrival comes out negative. Self-isolation only until the PCR test result which usually is in the same day of taking the test.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required:  Awaiting information
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available: Yes
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes
    • Must downloa​d “BeAware Bahrain”
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Not required with negative COVID-19 test.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Authorities do not accept any vaccines at this time.​ Negative COVID-19 test result is required even if traveler has COVID vaccine.

Botswana

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Tourism/Leisure, and Tech Stop.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes-U.S. citizens are permitted stays up to 90 days total with a 12 month period.
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes-COVID-19 test taken with a negative result not more than 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes
    • A rapid test will be given to veri​fy PCR results.
    • After arrival, travelers are required to contact the local health authority daily for a period of 14 days to self-monitor and report any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Yes
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info (i.e., link or contact info): Awaiting Confirmation
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes-
    • Health Declaration From to be provided on arrival and completed for presentation to the Port Health Official immediate completion.
    • PCR Test results are provided to Health Authorities.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: No
    • Only if COVID-19 test is not taken prior to arrival.
    • Quarantine at a government facility.
    • Travelers may be required to contact the local health authority daily for a period of 14 days to self-monitor and report any COVID-19 symptoms.​​
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required (if so, what type and timeframe)? Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.​

Burkina Fasso

March 26, 2021

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Humanitarian, Cargo, Medevac, Repatriation, Diplomatic, Military, Special flights and Tech Stops.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes a negative PCR test of COVID-19 no later than 5 days old.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes for those who do not present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival will have a test on arrival at the airport. Temperature checks are being performed at the airport.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Yes-Travelers departing the country must also present a negative result from COVID-19 test taken no more than five days before departure.
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info: Awaiting information.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes – All travelers must fill in a location card with their complete contact details. At departure as at arrival, a health declaration form will be filled in at the airport.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: No, only for those not presenting a Negative PCR COVID-19 test on arrival. They will be tested on arrival and quarantined for 14 days at home or hotel/ government facility
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.

Burundi

March 26, 2021

  • ​Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes with MOFA approval.
  • Types of flights allowed: Tech stops (Passengers are to remain on board)
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes from the MOFA
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes Proof of a negative COVID-19  test result within 72 hours before arrival
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: 
  • Yes-In addition, they will be tested upon arrival and a second test after six days in isolation.
  • Passengers can expect advanced screening methods to be in place at all ports of entry
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info (i.e. link or contact info):  Awaiting Information
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Passengers: No
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes-7 days at designated hotel is  mandatory. Must be booked in advance.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required (if so, what type and timeframe)?: Not required. No vaccine exemptions

Cameroon

March 16, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: No
  • Types of flights allowed: Medevac, Cargo, Tech stops, and Repatriation flights approved by the government. Emergency, the exempted flights are to seek pre-authorization from Cameroon CAA. Landing authorization requests must be submitted at least 48 hours before the scheduled flight date, except for MEDEVAC flights that are treated as Urgent, by email to SURVOL(A)CCAA.AERO.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes-
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required (if so, what time, type, age, etc.): Yes-present a negative coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test taken up to 72 hours before the flight.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival:Yes- Travelers from countries with active cases of the disease face compulsory testing at the port of entry.
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info (i.e. link or contact info): Awaiting Information
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Passengers (If yes, what forms)?: Awaiting Information.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes- Travelers without test documentation, who display symptoms, or who test positive face 14 day quarantine at a government approved hotel.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required (if so, what type and timeframe)? Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.​

 


Cape Verde

March 30, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed include:
  • mergency, Cargo, Tech stop, Humanitarian/Medevac and Repatriation, Essential workers, Government purposes, and United Nations flights.
  • Do Restrictions Vary by Airport: Yes/No
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • Health Forms Requirements: Yes
  • Insurance requirements : Not necessary at this time.
  • Prior to Arrival: COVID-19 Pre-testing Requirements: Yes, Negative COVID-19 test is required valid within 72 hours of departure.
  • On Arrival: COVID Testing required upon or after arrival, assuming no symptoms and all pre-arrival testing requirements met? Not necessary at this time
  • Departing: Is COVID-19 test required to exit? Yes
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test availability? Yes, through Safeport– national local Health responsible
  • Are any Hotels assisting guests with COVID testing? Yes – Please provide names of hotels. — Safeport can coordinate for the guest to be tested before departure through the National Health responsible
  • Quarantine: Assuming no symptoms and all pre-arrival testing requirements met, is a quarantine required upon arrival: No​
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.​

Central African Republic

March 23, 2021

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes, only under certain conditions
  • Types of flights allowed: Tech Stops
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: No
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes, if showing signs of infection
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? Yes, The Pasteur Institute is the primary COVID-19 testing facility in the country.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: No
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Persons entering the country from locations with local transmission of COVID-19 are required to self-isolate between 14 and 21 days.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.​​

Chad

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Leisure / Tourism, Tech Stops.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-testing Required: Yes- Proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the country.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/ After Arrival: Yes, day 7.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: No
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes if stay is greater than 7 days then 7 day quarantine required. All nationals who recently entered the country are to observe 7-day quarantine.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.​

Congo, Democratic Republic

March 5, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Tech Stops
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required:  Yes, negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival for ages 11 and above
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes. Travelers aged 11 and above must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense, even if they present negative results from an earlier test. Travelers must self-quarantine until a negative result has been received from the second test.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Departing passengers must provide a negative COVID-19 test no less than 72 hours before departure and the test must be administered by Institut National de la Recherche Biomedicale (INRB) or approved medical facility.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Health forms on arrival.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required (if so, what type and timeframe)?: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.

Côte d’Ivoire

March 18, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Cargo and Humanitarian, Medevac, Private, Ambulance, Tech Stops, and night stops
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No, however travelers will have to declare their trip on official travel reporting portal and pay XOF 2,000 (Est. USD 3.57)
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes, present a valid negative PCR COVID 19 certificate dated back no more than five (05) days from the date of collection.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival (if so, what time, type, age, etc.): Awaiting information
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required?: Yes, travelers leaving Côte d’Ivoire must take their PCR COVID 19 test no more than five days before departure, only at COVID 19 sampling and testing centers authorized by the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene. The COVID 19 test cost is 48,000 FCFA payable online on the site: https://déplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/. A declaration form is also required for departure.
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info (i.e. link or contact info): Awaiting information
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes, fill in the online air travel declaration form at the website: https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/. The declaration’s, cost which is 2000 F CFA, is borne by the traveler. Also a valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required?: 14 day self isolation is suggested on arrival but not enforced. Travelers who test positive may be quarantined at a government facility.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.

Djibouti

March 26, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Cargo and humanitarian, passenger 
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: All flights must get permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority.
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival : Yes, proof of a negative PCR COVID-19  test taken within 72 hours before departure and not more than 120 hours before their arrival in Djibouti.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes
    • All passengers entering Djibouti will also be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and must wait at the port of entry until the results become available (approximately two -four hours). 
    • Those who test positive will enter government isolation centers at their own expense.
    • Those who test negative will be free to proceed to their accommodations.
    • Children below the age of 11 are exempt from the COVID-19 test.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required: Not at this time
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: No
    • Not with a negative PCR test and a negative test on arrival.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.​.

Egypt

March 29, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Leisure / Tourism, Tech Stops.
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes negative PCR test taken 72-96 hours prior to arrival depending on country of origin for persons six years old and older.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax?: Yes
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required?: Quarantine is not required
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.​

Equatorial Guinea

March 29, 2021

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed:  Business, Leisure, Tech Stops, Humanitarian and Repatriation.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes PCR COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours before arrival.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes,  All arriving passengers are also required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test upon arrival.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax (If yes, what forms)?: Yes
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes, travelers must quarantine for 05 days then take another test. If negative, travelers can end quarantine.  If positive, travelers will be transferred to a health center allocated by the government to quarantine for 14 days.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required (if so, what type and timeframe)?: Not at this time.

Ethiopia

March 29, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  •  Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required (if so, what time, type, age, etc.): Yes.
    • All arriving passengers over the age of ten, entering Ethiopia require a negative RT- PCR Certificate issued 5 days (120 Hrs) prior to arrival.
    • Does not apply to transit pax.
    • All Diplomatic and Service (including United Nations and African Union) passport holders, including their immediate families, are advised but not required to have a certificate of negative PCR-COVID-19 test before arrival to Ethiopia. However, anyone (diplomatic and service passport holder including their immediate families) who come to Ethiopia without negative PCR COVID-19 test result, is required to stay in quarantine for fourteen (14) days at home.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival (if so, what time, type, age, etc.): Body temperature will be checked on arrival
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required (If yes, how long/what type/location)?: 7-day self-quarantine is mandatory
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required (if so, what type and timeframe)?: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.

Gabon

March 11, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: 
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Require: Yes
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes
    • Travelers from hotspot countries (new strain of the virus has been identifed) as defined by the Ministry of Health must also undergo a sample collection and a test upon arrival.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax:
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes
    • Travelers from hotspot countries (new strain of the virus has been identifed as defined by the Ministry of Health) face a mandatory quarantine at personal expense likely at a government facility.
    • Travelers who test positive may be quarantined until a negative test is achieved.
    • Travelers not from hotspot countries will be subject to mandatory self-isolation possibly at a location of choice.
    • Self-isolation and quarantine periods may last up to two weeks and possibly beyond.
    • Travelers with a valid negative PCR test is exempt from quarantine.

Gambia

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: 
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Require: Yes
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes
    • Travelers from hotspot countries (new strain of the virus has been identified) as defined by the Ministry of Health must also undergo a sample collection and a test upon arrival.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required: Awaiting information
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available: Awaiting information
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax:
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes
    • Travelers from hotspot countries (new strain of the virus has been identified as defined by the Ministry of Health) face a mandatory quarantine at personal expense likely at a government facility.
    • Travelers who test positive may be quarantined until a negative test is achieved.
    • Travelers not from hotspot countries will be subject to mandatory self-isolation possibly at a location of choice.
    • Self-isolation and quarantine periods may last up to two weeks and possibly beyond.
    • Travelers with a valid negative PCR test is exempt from quarantine.

Ghana

March 18, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers:  Yes
  • Types of flights allowed include: Business, Tech Stops, Repatriation, Humanitarian/Cargo and Leisure
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes-Proof of negative PCR COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of arrival
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes-Proof of negative PCR COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of arrival
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon / After Arrival: Yes-Temperature check and advance screening including a COVID-19 test on arrival at the traveler’s expense.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required?: No
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? No
  • Health Forms Required for Crew/Passengers?: Yes Proof of PCR test result from the origin and Yellow fever vaccination card and online health form completed prior to departure.
  • Health Insurance Required: Yes-Yellow fever vaccination card
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required:  No unless required by health screen on arrival-7 days mandatory.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No vaccine exemptions.

Iran

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Tech Stops, Humanitarian, and Business
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes, proof of a negative PCR –COVID 19 test taken within the previous 96 hours before boarding. Entry will be denied without prior test results.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes, if arrival from High Risk areas –RT-PCR Test.
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info (i.e. link or contact info):Awaiting information.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax:  Yes.  Self Declaration Health Form plus Commitment letter of invitation are required for entry.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: No.  Only citizens who have not taken the COVID-19 test prior will have to quarantine for 14 days at a government facility
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Not at this time.

Iraq

March 29, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: No
  • Types of flights allowed: Humanitarian \ Cargo, Repatriation, Emergency flights\Medevac, State flights.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required:
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing Arrival Required: Yes-Proof of negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Yes, Proof of negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to departure flight.
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available  Travelers can use Government testing clinics for departure testing and will required to wear facemask, present passport and have at least IQD of 100,000 (USD 84), Government Authorities will only accept Iraqi currency for payment of test. Results take 24-48 hours.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes
  • Quarantine Required: Yes

Israel

March 26, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes, with approval.
  • Types of flights allowed: Humanitarian/Cargo, Medical, Firefighting, Repatriation and Emergency flights.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes-Approval from Israeli Embassy. Any foreign passenger must apply for permission via this link: https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/EntryRequest@morc.gov.il  Only available in Hebrew
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing Required: Yes, pax and crew require negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Crew exception: crew member who left Israel within 72 hours or stayed less than 72 hours in their destination and arrived Israel for less than 72 hours.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Testing Upon /After Arrival: Yes- The first COVID-19 test must be taken, upon arrival, at the start of the isolation period with the second being performed on the ninth day from the date of exposure to the virus; the two tests must be administered no less than 24 hours apart.
  • Pre Departure COVID-19 Test Required?: Yes
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available?: Yes
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Passengers?: Health form, self-quarantine form (online form), approval from the Israeli embassy prior to arrival.
  • Health Insurance Required: No
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required?: Every pax entering is obligated to undergo a 14 day quarantine period at a government designated facility.
  • Exemption to Quarantine: No exemptions.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: No, Passengers with Israeli vaccination or COVID-19 recovery certificates are exempt from quarantine.
  • Useful Links:

Jordan

March 29, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Tourism/Leisure, Humanitarian /Cargo, Repatriation, Tech Stop and Commercial flights.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes-proof of negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. PCR Not required for children under 5 years of age.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: PCR test required on arrival at the travelers expense.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? No
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available?: Awaiting information
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax?: Yes, download the Aman COVID-19 tracking application and complete a Travel Declaraion Form and obtain a QR code.
  • Health Insurance Required: Yes. (For non-Jordanians.)
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Arriving travelers who test negative, on arrival, for COVID-19 are no longer required to self-quarantine.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Not required. No vaccine exemption
  • Useful Links:

Kenya

March 27, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed include: Business, Tourism, Tech Stops, Commercial/ Medevac
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • Pre-testing-Required: Yes, PCR COVID-19 test 96 hours prior to arrival 
  • Testing Upon/ After Arrival: No
  • Exit COVID-19 Test Required: Travelers leaving Kenya are required to present a negative COVID-19 certificate verified by the Trusted Travel Initiative and the PanaBios system.​
  • Health Forms Required: Yes 
  • Quarantine Required: No quarantine with negative COVID test and temperature check
  • Quarantine Exemptions for Business: No
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: ​​Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are accepted; however, negative PCR COVID-19 test result is mandatory for entry even if traveler has a vaccine.
  • Useful Links:

Kuwait

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: No
    • Unless they carry residency in Kuwait, proof of passport, civil ID copies which are required for approval
  • Types of flights allowed: Humanitarian, Cargo, Repatriation, Business, and Tech Stops
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes
    • A negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. It must be from an approved lab on the Embassy of Kuwait list. Additional testing may be done on arrival by the Ministry of Health at OKBK
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes
    • All travelers must take PCR test on arrival and one on the sixth day of quarantine.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? No
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info: Awaiting information
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes
    • 7 days at managed quarantine facility plus another 7 days at residence.
    • Travelers who have taken two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the previous 14 days or those who took just one dose five weeks ago will have to observe only seven days quarantine. The same applies to people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have taken one vaccine dose in the previous 14 days. All three categories must undergo a coronavirus disease test on the seventh day of the quarantine and produce a negative result.​
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: ​Not required

Lebanon

March 29, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to US. Passengers?: yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Private flights, Medical, Cargo, Flights with approval, Repatriation and Diplomatic flights.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes, approval by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes, a negative PCR test that is less than 96 hours old.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes, COVID-19 test on arrival.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? No
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Passengers?: Yes
  • Health Insurance: Nonresident travelers to Lebanon are required to have a valid health insurance policy for the duration of their stay.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes, most travelers must now quarantine for a full week. The first 72 hours must be spent in a government-approved hotel and there are no exemptions for short visits.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: ​Travelers who have a vaccine will be tested on arrival but will be exempt from quarantine.​

Liberia

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes with a permit.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required (if so, what time, type, age, etc.): Yes, all arriving crew and passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours before arrival in Liberia.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival (if so, what time, type, age, etc.): Yes, all arriving travelers are required to pay USD 75 in order to have test samples to be taken at the port of entry.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Yes, pax must present PCR tests taken within 72hrs of departure from Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Lab.
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? Yes,  Liberia’s National Public Health Reference Lab.​
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax (If yes, what forms)?: Yes,
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required (If yes, how long/what type/location)?: Yes, self isolate for up to seven days and to monitor symptoms via mobile app for up to 14 days.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required (if so, what type and timeframe)?: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions.

Madagascar

March 24, 2021

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: No
  • Types of flights allowed: Cargo, ferry,  repatriation and humanitarian flights
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes.  A negative PCR COVID-19 test less than 72 hours old.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes.  When travelling domestically to Ivato International Airport (FMMI)
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required:  Yes All passengers  entering the country are subject to a 14 day quarantine at their own expense.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No vaccine exemptions.

Mali

March 16, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business (with assistance of local contact), Tech Stops
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes- Negative COVID test within 72 hours before travel
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Enhanced screening measures in place. Those without a negative test result will be tested and quarantined until results are returned
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Yes, COVID test taken no more than 72 hrs before leaving Mali
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info (i.e. link or contact info):  Awaiting information
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes – online Health Form, Yellow Card
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required:  No- No longer required, with a negative COVID-19 Test result
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required (if so, what type and timeframe)? Not required. No vaccine exemptions.

Mauritania

March 27, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Humanitarian \ Cargo, Repatriation, Emergency \ Medevac, and Tech Stop.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing Required: Yes, a negative PCR COVID-19 test results taken within 120 hours prior to arrival.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 testing Upon/After Arrival: health screening measures
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: 10 days if negative. If positive, you will quarantine at state health facility.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Accepted, not required. No exemption on quarantine for crew, nor pax, with proof of vaccine or proof of negative COVID-19 test.

Morocco

March 30, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
    • With Business invitation letter from Moroccan Company obtained through diplomatic channels.
  • Type of flights allowed include: Cargo flights and Repatriation
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes-Via Diplomatic channels.
  • COVID-19 Pre-testing Required: Yes-
    • All arriving passengers will require both PCR and Serological test results taken within 72 hours before arriving.
    • PCR test is not required for the children who are 11 years old and less.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon / After Arrival: Yes
    • On arrival all passengers will be examined by a doctor and those with symptoms will be placed in a health facility PCR test required on the 7th day after self-quarantine.
  • Health Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes
    • Passenger Health Form Have a signed hard copy with passenger before arriving.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes
    • Self-quarantine and take another PCR test in 7 days.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No vaccine exemptions​
  • Useful Links: http://www.onda.ma/form.php 

Mozambique

March 12, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Tech Stops, and Leisure
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes, negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: No, Passengers are subject to an observational trail to check for COVID-19, which includes a mandatory temperature check.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Yes
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: A health declaration form – filled out by all persons on board, and a GENDEC is required upon arrival
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Passengers who test positive upon arrival in the country or fail to provide a negative test result must self-quarantine for 14 days. Those who provide a negative test result are exempt from the quarantine regulation.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No vaccine exemptions.

Niger

March 12, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  •  Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Tech Stops, Ambulance flights
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes. For business flight, CAA might ask for the government approval or the MOFA subject to the importance of the business meeting.
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes, proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of arrival
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: No
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Yes
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax?: No
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: No
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required (if so, what type and timeframe)?: Not required. No vaccine exemptions​

Nigeria

March 9, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed include:All flight are allowed:
    • Business, Tourism, Tech stop, Humanitarian/Cargo, and Repatriation
  • Waiver Possibilities:
  • Do Restrictions Vary by Airport: Yes
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No (but landing permit is required)
  • Health Forms Requirements: Yes
    • Register on the Nigeria International Travel Portal (https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng/) which will then direct to page for post arrival test and lab will be allocated. 
    • Present barcode receipt and COVID-19 test result upon arrival.
  • Insurance requirements: None
  • Prior to Arrival: COVID-19 Pre-testing Requirements: Yes
    • Negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no later than 96 hour​s prior to arrival
  • On Arrival: COVID Testing required upon or after arrival, assuming no symptoms and all pre-arrival testing requirements met? Required to take another test after 7 days at a designated laboratory
  • Departing: Is COVID-19 test required to exit? No
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test availability?
  • Are any Hotels assisting guests with COVID testing? No
  • Quarantine: Assuming no symptoms and all pre-arrival testing requirements met: Yes
    • Traveler mu​st self-isolate for 7 days. 
    • If the test that will be taken on day 7 comes back negative, the traveler will be released from quarantine.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Not required. No vaccine exemptions

Oman

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes, but require diplomatic approval for all travel
  • Types of flights allowed: Business Flights, Repatriation, Tourism \ Leisure and Tech Stop
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes-negative PCR Test within 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: All passengers must undergo the PCR test upon arrival in OOMS. Travelers will take a third test after seven days of self-isolation.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? No
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info: Yes please check with handler.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax? No
  • Health Insurance – All foreigners, with the exception of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nationals, are required to have international health insurance that covers COVID-19 expenses
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes-Required for length of stay, or up to 7 days with proper testing and compliance with entry requirements.

Qatar

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: No- U.S. Passengers are not allowed unless they have special permission from the Qatar Embassy.
  • Types of flights allowed: – Tech Stops
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes –Special permission from the Qatar Embassy.
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes- Negative COVID-19 test taken 48 hour prior to arrival
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: No, only for those without a negative COVID-19 result certificate, a swab test will be conducted on arrival. An additional test on the sixth day after arrival.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? No
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required (If yes, how long/what type/location)?: Yes – 7 to 14 days in a government facility.​  If traveler is arriving from high risk country, traveler must quarantine at hotels.  If traveler is arriving from low risk country, traveler can quarantine at home.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Travelers who have received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be exempted from quarantine. The quarantine exemption will be valid for three months, starting after 14 days from the second dose.

Rwanda

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. Passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed include: Business, Tourism, Humanitarian, Cargo, Repatriation and Tech Stops
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-testing Required: Yes-
    • Proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hour prior to departure.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon / After Arrival: Yes
    • COVID-19 test required on arrival with a mandatory 24 hour quarantine for test results.
  • Pre-Departure COVID 19 Test Required: Yes-Proof of negative COVID-19 test result certificate, similar to arrival.
  • In Country COVID-19 Test available? Yes
  • Health Forms Required: Yes, at this website: www.rbc.gov.rw/travel
  • Assuming No Symptoms Quarantine Required: Yes-
    • All travelers on arrival must self quarantine for 7 days.
    • At the end of the period, travelers will receive an SMS inviting them to designated  testing sites for a final test that will be performed free of charge.
    • Arriving business travelers who plan to be in Rwanda for a short stay (less than 7 days); international tourists scheduled to visit national parks will not be required to undergo 7-day quarantine.
      • However, they are still subject to departure tests and strongly advised to limit their interactions wit​h the local communities.
      • Proof of visit will be verified upon entry at Kigali International Airport.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Not required. No Vaccine Exemptions​
  • Useful Links:

Saudi Arabia

March 6, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: No
  • Types of flights allowed: Diplomatic, Tech Stops
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Permitted with approval from GACA
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required (if so, what time, type, age, etc.): COVID-19 test administered within no more than 72 hours prior to departure to KSA
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival (if so, what time, type, age, etc.): Yes
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info (i.e. link or contact info): Awaiting information
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Ministry of Health Disclaimer form (see specifics in Forms section) and download and register on the “Tataman” and “Tawakkalna” applications prior to arrival.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Require?:Yes

Senegal

March 21, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to US. Passengers: Yes.
  • Types of flights allowed?: Business, Diplomatic, Tech Stops, Humanitarian, Ferry, Leisure, Tourism.
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required?: No
  • COVID-19 Pre Testing for Arrival Required?: Yes, proof of a  negative COVID-19 test taken within 5 days prior to arrival.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19  Testing Upon / After Arrival: No, COVID-19 testing is no longer available on arrival.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Passengers?: Yes, Health Form, Locator Form and letter of support from the relevant Senegalese diplomatic mission.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required?: No, with a valid  negative COVID-19 test result
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No vaccine exemptions.

Seychelles

March 17, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes 
  • Types of flights allowed: 
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes
    • Visitors are reminded that application for Health Travel Authorization must be made at https://seychelles.govtas.com/ 
    • The Health Travel Authority received from this service authorities travel to Seychelles.
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes
    • RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours before departure. 
    • Test must be in English or French showing the sampling time and date as well as laboratory contact information. 
    • Not accepted:
      • Rapid antigen test are NOT accepted at this time. 
      • RT-PCR test notification by SMS are not accepted.
      • A doctor’s letters without proper laboratory certificates are NOT accepted.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: 
    • Without proof of a vaccination, yes there will be another test on day 6 of visit.
    • With a vaccination, no test upon arrival. 
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required: Not required from Seychelles. 
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available: Yes
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes
    • ​Health Travel Authorization must be presented at check-in.
    • All negative test result certificates including all flights and accommodation details must be sent to the Public Health Authority on the following email address: – visitor@health.gov.sc 
    • If visitors fail to submit the tests results, flights and accommodation details they will be subjected to a COVID-19 PCR or a Rapid Antigen test upon arrival.​
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes
    • W​ithout a vaccine,  visitors will have to quarantine.
    • With a vaccine, visitors will not have to quarantine.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Not required
    • ​With a vaccine traveler is exempt from the quarantine.​

Sierra Leone

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, and Tech Stop
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes
  • Pre-testing Required: Yes- All passengers shall produce proof of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result issued no longer than 7 days before departure from point of origin.
  • Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes- All passengers shall be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing on arrival by simultaneously having a PCR test swab and an RDT test.  Additionally, Temperature and basic health screening. Traveler’s passports will be held by authorities until the results of the on arrival PCR test have been received
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required: Yes, within 72 hours of exit. If staying less than 5 days, exempt
  • Health Forms Required: Yes-At arrival at airport of embarkation, passengers are required to display travelers’ authorization to Sierra Leone, as received from the Government of Sierra Leone travel portal www.travel.gov.sl and PLF
  • Quarantine Required: No-only if RTD test on arrival shows a positive result, then passengers will be isolated at a hotel in Lungi while awaiting PCR test result. Note PCR test result will supersede the RDT result.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements: Not required. No vaccine exemptions
  • Useful Links:

Somalia

March 12, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes – only under certain conditions.
  • Types of flights allowed: (i.e.  Business, Leisure / Tourism, Tech Stops.): Business, Leisure / Tourism, Tech Stops
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required (if so, what time, type, age, etc.): Yes
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival (if so, what time, type, age, etc.):  Screening
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Yes, Departing passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken 72 hours before travel.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required (If yes, how long/what type/location)?: Quarantine is required
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required (if so, what type and timeframe)?: ​Not required. No vaccine exemptions ​​

South Africa

March 19, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Cargo, repatriation, medical, leisure and tech stops 
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes, negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Business travelers providing services between countries belonging to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are permitted multiple entries, provided that a negative PCR test is presented and taken no longer than 72 hours before departure. This certificate is valid for 14 days.​
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: No, unless showing symptoms while being screened upon arrival. All travelers will undergo screening upon arrival. Those showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to take a test. Travelers who test positive will be subject to mandatory quarantine for up to 10 days at a designated facility. Authorities also require travelers to show proof of accommodation should they need to self-quarantine when they arrive in the country.​
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Subject to screening on departure. Those found to have had COVID-19 may be subject to further testing. The outcome of the test will determine whether or not the person may depart the country, as determined by a delegated person. Travelers testing positive will need to self-isolate;  at one’s private residence.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required (If yes, how long/what type/location)?: If having to take a test upon arrival and it is positive, a 10 day quarantine at designated site is required.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Not required. No vaccine exemptions 

Sudan

March 16, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes under certain conditions.
  • Types of flights allowed: Humanitarian \ Cargo, Medical relief and oil services flights only.  Tech Stops may be permissible.
  • Pre –Approval for Entry Required: Yes, approval from Sudan Civil Aviation Authority.
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Proof of a PCR NEGATIVE TEST certificate valid for not older than 72 hours prior to arrival. (Travelers 6 years and older)
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes, Sudanese passengers and foreigners with Sudanese origin will be subject to COVID-19 testing upon arrival
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required?: Yes, a negative PCR test obtained no less than 72 hours before departure from Sudan.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Passengers?: Yes, Health/medical forms to be completed on arrival.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required?:  Yes, all travelers must self isolate for length of stay, up to 14 days. Persons suspected of having COVID-19 may be taken to isolation centers. These are located at the Khartoum and Omdurman teaching hospitals, Jebra Trauma Center, and the Universal Hospital in Khartoum North.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No vaccine exemptions ​

Tanzania

March 19, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  •  Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed include: Business, Tourism/Leisure, Tech Stops, Humanitarian, and Cargo
  • Waiver Possibilities: None required
  • Health Forms Requirements: All travelers are required to fill out a traveler’s surveillance form available onboard and submit it upon arrival.
  • Prior to Arrival: COVID-19 Pre-testing Requirements: Not required
  • On Arrival: COVID Testing required upon or after arrival, assuming no symptoms and all pre-arrival testing requirements met? No
  • Departing: Is COVID-19 test required to exit? No
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test availability?: The Aga Khan Hospital Website https://www.agakhanhospitals.org/daressalaam
  • Are any Hotels assisting guests with COVID testing? No
  • Quarantine: Assuming no symptoms and all pre-arrival testing requirements met, is a quarantine required upon arrival: Not required​
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Not required. No vaccine exemptions ​

Uganda

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  •  Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed include:  Aircraft in State of Emergency, Medevac, Cargo , Repatriation and Tech Stop Flights.
  • Pre Approval for Entry Required?: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required?: Yes, Proof of negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 120 hours prior to arrival. Children aged three and under are exempt for the test requirement as long as accompanying adults have a valid negative test certificate.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon / After Arrival: No. Arriving passengers will be screened at the port of entry.
    • ​Health officials will conduct follow-up check on travelers at home after arrival.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required?: Yes, negative PCR test and abide by the COVID-19 related requirements of destination country.  Foreign nationals who test positive can be repatriated at their own cost.
  • In-Country COVID-19 PCR Test Available?: Yes
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/ Pax?: Proof of negative PCR COVID test.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: No. Self isolation required with negative test. Travelers displaying symptoms will be placed in isolation while test is conducted.

United Arab Emirates

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes, are allowed under certain conditions, must be a normal (Blue color) Passport holder
  • Types of Flights Allowed: Business, Leisure/Tourism, Tech Stops
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required?: No
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required?: Yes Proof of negative COVID-19 test results valid for 72 hours (Children under 12 are exempt from the PCR)
  • In-Country COVID-19 PCR Test available: Yes
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Health Entry Form, Quarantine Form, QR code to test results via DXB SMART APP and proof of  Health insurance.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Not required, however, visitors will be screened on arrival. Tourists who test positive for COVID-19 must register on the COVID-19 DXB app and quarantine at a facility provided by the government for at least 10 days
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required? Travelers who have the COVID-19 vaccine are still required to have negative COVID-19 test.

Zambia

March 25, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes under certain conditions.
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Leisure/Tourism, and Tech Stops
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Yes
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes -Proof of negative SARS CoV2 PCR COVID-19 test taken within previous 3 days required and 72 hours prior to departure. No entry without test allowed.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Yes-Randomly selected passengers that have presented negative results may have a quality assurance test done for SARS CoV2 using nucleic acid based testing platform. Additionally, all passengers and crew will be subjected to temperature and symptom screening.
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Travelers can take the test at UTH Hospital, the Zambia National Health Public Institute, the District Health Officer, or the Public Health Office.
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? Yes, Travelers can take the test at UTH Hospital, the Zambia National Health Public Institute, the District Health Officer, or the Public Health Office.
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax?: Yes-Health questionnaire provided at the airport.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: Yes
    • It is recommended that travelers self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
    • All crew on cargo and international chartered flights into international airports shall be exempt from on going 14 days mandatory quarantine periods. ​
  • Quarantine Exemptions: No
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No vaccine exemptions​

Zimbabwe

March 30, 2021

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

  • Accessible to U.S. passengers: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed: Business, Leisure / Tourism, Tech Stops, Cargo, Medical
  • Pre-Approval for Entry Required: Not at this time (landing permit required)
  • COVID-19 Pre-Testing for Arrival Required: Yes, a negative SARs-CoV-2 PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival for crew and pax.
  • Assuming No Symptoms, COVID-19 Testing Upon/After Arrival: Not at this time
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? Yes, a negative SARs-CoV-2 PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure.
  • In Country COVID-19 PCR Test available? If so, provide testing provider info (i.e. link or contact info): ​Lancet Laboratories
  • Health / Entry Forms Required for Crew/Pax: Yes, port of health temperature form which will be issued on arrival
  • Assuming No Symptoms, Quarantine Required: All individuals arriving must quarantine for 14 days. Officials will allow those who arrive with a legitimate negative COVID-19 test to self-isolate at their designated address.​
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required?: Not required. No vaccine exemptions ​

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