Countries With Travel Entry Restrictions Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus: An Updated Comprehensive List

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

Countries With Travel Entry Restrictions Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus: An Updated Comprehensive List

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.

In response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — pandemic, a special list of countries and territories around the world which have been increasing restrictions as to who is permitted entry has been created and maintained as part of Timatic. Some borders are closed off altogether except for citizens and nationals of the country or territory itself.

The information is correct to the best of the knowledge of the International Air Transport Association at the time of publication; and it is reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis by staff of the International Air Transport Association.

Meanwhile, a recent proposal from the European Union requested the suspension of all travel which is not essential from all countries and territories outside of the European Union — with the exception of the United Kingdom, which will still be permitted — to countries which are members of the European Union for 30 days.

Countries With Travel Entry Restrictions Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus: A Comprehensive List

Ursula von der Leyen — who is the president of the European Union — called on the aforementioned proposal on Monday, March 16, 2020.

If placed in effect, that would be the latest in a plethora of temporary or permanent restrictions imposed by countries and territories around the world in response to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Summary

Given the rapidly evolving nature of the international response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, neither 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 International Air Transport Association reserves the right to add or change information at any time.

Despite the comprehensiveness of the aforementioned database, 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.

Although I thank robbo — who is a reader of The Gate — for alerting me to the special database of useful information pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic via this comment, I want to take this opportunity to mention that 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 in an effort to get the facts out with information derived from reliable sources.

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

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2 thoughts on “Countries With Travel Entry Restrictions Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus: An Updated Comprehensive List”

  1. Todd says:

    Guatemala has closed all entry to the country for the next month. All land borders, airports, and ports have been closed.

  2. SplendidSupport says:

    Thank you, Brian, for your continued attention to detail and willingness to compile copious quantities of information for us.

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