2 Reliable Resources of Countries With Updated Travel Entry Restrictions Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Keeping up with the latest information pertaining to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic can be as daunting a task as the proverbial drink of water out of a fire hose at full power, as it either tends to change by the minute, or new information tends to be released — especially as countries are either opening their borders or easing restrictions for visitors…

2 Reliable Resources of Countries With Updated Travel Entry Restrictions Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

…but keeping apprised of what are the latest restrictions pertaining to countries and territories worldwide is easier, thanks to two reliable sources. Which countries and territories have relaxed restrictions as to who is permitted entry? Which countries and territories have opened their borders after they were closed off altogether, with the exception of citizens and nationals of the country or territory itself?

Keep in mind that the information is correct to the best of the knowledge of both of the following resources at the time of publication; and that information is reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.

1. The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States

The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States maintains this list of links to the official Internet web sites of embassies which have posted information with regard to their respective countries and territories, which can easily be filtered by entering text.

Source: Department of State of the United States.

For example, if you type the letters AUS in the box located above the list, you will find that the list has been filtered to Australia and Austria, as shown in the image above.

Once the list has been filtered, click on the name of the country or territory to access the information about which you want or need to know.

2. Timatic — The International Air Transport Association

The International Air Transport Association — which is more popularly known as IATA and is a trade association of airlines around the world — maintains a map of countries and territories which contains the latest information pertaining to restrictions upon entry as a result of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Click on the image to access its source. Source: International Air Transport Association.

Simply click on a country to get the latest information, which will pop up on the right of the map. You not only can click on the map to move it around; but you can also zoom in and out of the map as well.

Countries in dark blue are totally restrictive; whereas countries in medium blue are partially restrictive. The remaining few countries either have no regulations implemented related to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic; or the latest updates are currently under review.

Timatic — which is an abbreviation for Travel Information Manual Automatic — is a database which contains requirements of documentation for passengers traveling internationally via airplane to countries and territories. Examples of those documents — which may be electronic or in the form of paper — are visas and passports; and the customs, health regulations, currency used, and airport information of the destination to which visitors want to travel may also be viewed.

Summary

Given the rapidly evolving nature of the international response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, neither the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States nor the International Air Transport Association nor The Gate can guarantee the accuracy of the information therein and therefore can accept no liability for any errors or omissions. The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States and the International Air Transport Association reserve the right to add or change information at any time.

Despite the comprehensiveness of the aforementioned databases, you should inquire about the latest information independently before relying on any information or materials contained within that database — or, for that matter, any information posted in articles here at The Gate.

I am doing the best that I can to relay to you factual information directly from the most reliable sources available in articles posted here at The Gate

…but please keep in mind that I am only one person. The Gate does not have a team of employees dispatched in multiple offices worldwide; and so despite my best efforts working seven days per week, errors will unfortunately slip past me — especially with the rapid pace of new developments and information pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic. If you do find any errors in any of the articles which are posted here at The Gate, please let me know in a constructive and helpful manner.

Thank you for your understanding.

This article is the latest in a series pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV or SARS-CoV-2 or HCoV-19 or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 — pandemic in an effort to get the facts out with information derived from reliable sources…

…as well as attempt to maintain a reasoned and sensible ongoing discussion towards how to resolve this pandemic.

Other articles at The Gate which pertain to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus include:

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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