The spread of the coronavirus has caused entry and exit bans, quarantines and travel restrictions throughout the world. Check this page for up-to-date information on this fluid situation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on immigration policies and processes worldwide. In order to contain the spread of the virus, many jurisdictions implement new measures or change existing ones daily.
Travel restrictions. Although wide-ranging entry restrictions have been steadily decreasing, some countries still have partial bans for some foreign nationals (sometimes excluding residents of the destination jurisdiction) based on particular outbreaks.
Exemptions for vaccinated/recovered travelers. There are entry ban, quarantine and pre- and post-arrival COVID-19 testing exemptions for vaccinated (and in some cases, recovered) travelers. We cover these exemptions in our Travel Restrictions section.
Health assessments and tracing apps. On-arrival health questionnaires and health assessments are common pre-boarding requirements for international flights. Many countries require travelers to download and use tracing apps once they enter their destination country.
Fragomen continues to closely monitor these developments. Our COVID-19 Pandemic - Immigration Situation Overview summarizes the restrictions, requirements and concessions currently in place in over 150 jurisdictions.
On May 13, 2022, we made updates to information for: Bolivia, Laos, New Zealand, and South Sudan.
If you are unable to access the below tool, please refer to the PDF version of our global report here.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing event, and this summary and our Situation Overview are for reference only. It does not attempt to cover a number of other developments that are relevant to travelers, such as airline route cancellations, the closing of consular posts, and national travel advisories. Individuals considering travel should consult their country’s consular posts and seek case-specific advice from their travel and /or immigration providers. Likewise, employers considering changes to work arrangements or staffing changes should consult with their labor counsel and/or immigration provider for specific guidance.
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