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Covid-19 Entry restrictions repository for BA Routes *INFO ONLY Noise-Free*

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List of restrictions / quarantine requirements (in the alphabetical order)

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Argentina
Update 27-Apr: Argentina extends the commercial flight ban until September 2020
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-52450654


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Australia - update with the official link
From 2359 AEDT 28 March 2020, all travelers arriving in Australia will be required to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example a hotel), in their port of arrival.
Travelers will be transported directly to designated facilities after appropriate immigration, customs and enhanced health checks.
Transit interstate before undertaking self-isolation will no longer be permitted. See:
https://newsroom.abf.gov.au/releases...-from-overseas
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-...LsLwfVmFjN9Cls
From 1200 AEDT 25 March 2020, Australia citizens and permanent residents are restricted from traveling overseas.
A number of exemptions are provided. See:
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-...LsLwfVmFjN9Cls
From 9pm AEDT 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.
All people entering Australia are required to self-isolate for 14 days, either at home or in a hotel.

The only people who may enter Australia are:
An Australian citizen
A permanent resident of Australia
A New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia
An immediate family member of Australian citizens and permanent residents
For further info, see:
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-...el-coronavirus
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Bermuda
Those who have visited the following countries in the last 14 days are banned from entering the country (Travel Ban: China, Iran, Italy, Republic of Korea - Bernews)
France, Germany and Spain is reported to have been added to the list, according to:
Ban on visitors from Covid-19 areas | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

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Brazil
Government has extended the ban on foreigners of any nationality from entering Brazil by international flights for a further 30 days (from 28th / 29th April 2020)
https://riotimesonline.com/brazil-ne...other-30-days/


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Canada

Canada is barring entry to all travellers who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today.
There will be exceptions for air crew, diplomats, immediate family members of citizens and, "at this time," U.S. citizens, Trudeau said.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cbs...irus-1.5498866

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Croatia
On 12 March the Croatian government announced that it will introduce with immediate effect a compulsory 14 day period of self-isolation for all foreign nationals arriving from the following destinations: the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Netherlands, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and Singapore. Foreign nationals who do not have a residence in Croatia will be asked for proof of an accommodation booking.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia

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Cyprus
All foreign nationals (including non-Cypriot EU nationals) will be banned from entering Cyprus for 15 days, starting from 15 March, except in some specific cases.
For further details:
https://in-cyprus.com/coronavirus-ne...ions-on-entry/
https://www.financialmirror.com/2020...as-cases-rise/

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Czech Republic
No entry for all foreigners coming from risk areas (including the UK) except for foreigners staying temporarily over 90 days or persons with permanent residence in the Czech Republic
Effective for 30 days from 12 March 2 pm local time.
Countries classed as "risk area": China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Belgium, Austria
List of "risk countries": https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/staty-sv...renosu-nakazy/
State of emergency notice (in English) (PDF download) https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/file/stat...12th-2020.aspx
https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/immigration.aspx
Czech embassy in London https://www.mzv.cz/london/en/what_s_...emergency.html

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Denmark
The UK is considered an "open country" in current Danish rules. UK residents can enter for the reasons listed here: https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-...open-countries
In summary, travel for business meetings, legal proceedings, and various "connected to Denmark" reasons is permitted. Holidays are only permitted if you have booked a stay for at least 6 nights.
Full documentation for all countries: https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-...y-into-denmark

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Dominican Republis
Amazingly relaxed Entry requirements, and backed by free Government-sponsored Covid-19 insurance ... all to encourage Tourism
"Aligning with the launch of the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan on September 15th, travelers no longer need to provide a negative PCR or COVID-19 test upon arrival. Instead, airports and other ports of entry will administer a quick, aleatory breath test to between 3% and 10% of passengers, and all those who present symptoms, upon arrival."
https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/...m/coronavirus/

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Finland
From Thursday 19 March 2020, at 0000 hrs, to Wednesday 13 May 2020, at 2400 hrs, foreign nationals without a valid reason (Finnish registered residents, freight traffic or very strictly required business related visits, i.e. maintenance of an oil refinery or nuclear power plant) are not permitted to enter the country from any other country. Finnish citizens and registered residents are permitted to return in all circumstances. A compulsory 14 day self-isolation is required for all arriving passengers from abroad.

Airside transits at HEL are doable, however all Finnair (AY) airport lounges are closed.

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Guernsey
Arrivals required to self-isolate from 19 March onward
https://www.islandfm.com/news/guerns...ufZxLFOp3qbUdA

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Hong Kong

Starting from 0000 on 19 March 2020, all foreign arrivals into Hong Kong will be subject to compulsory home quarantine https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ls-all-foreign

Starting from 0000 on 25 March 2020, non-residents will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong. Transits will also not be permitted https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...navirus-spread

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Iceland

Iceland already tests all arrivals for Covid 19 on arrival. Passengers can pre-book for a discount on the cost of the test, plus an online form must be completed from 72 hours before arrival.
** Update 15 August ** The Government of Iceland has decided to impose more comprehensive border-screening measures as of 19 August. All arriving passengers must then choose between a 14-day quarantine and a double testing procedure along with a quarantine for 4-5 days

https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/p...e_starting_au/

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India

Visa restrictions from 1200 GMT of March 13, 2020 until April 15, 2020, or until further orders.
All existing visas, issued to nationals of any country except those issued to Diplomats, Official passport holders, those in UN / International organisations, those on Employment, Project visas and those who are operating aircrew of scheduled commercial airlines, and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended till April 15, 2020. For exemptions/exceptions, see the link below.
Passengers travelling from/having visited Italy or Republic of Korea and desirous of entering India will need certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19 from the designated laboratories authorised by the health authorities of these countries after 0000 hrs of 10th March, 2020,
All incoming travellers, including Indian nationals, arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany after 15th February, 2020 shall be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days. Effective 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure.
For exceptions and further details, see
https://boi.gov.in/content/advisory-...ted-covid-19-0
and FAQ:
https://boi.gov.in/sites/default/fil...q-covid-19.pdf

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Israel
All arrivals into Israel must go into 14 day quarantine in a private dwelling. Anybody unable to do that will be refused entry. Those found to be breaking quarantine are liable to criminal prosecution, fines and prison sentences. It is being enforced - there are already a dozen cases open.
In force from Thursday March 12 at 20:00 for non-Israelis and from Monday March 9 at 20:00 for Israelis.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...th#coronavirus
As of Sunday March 15, further restrictions are in place - non-essential businesses and govt departments are required to close or start to move to remote working or very limited customer services (those who have to run offices are required to separate workers by >2m), restaurants are closed except for take-away and delivery, and people cannot congregate anywhere, for any reason, in groups of more than 10 (including for prayers etc). Schools and kindergartens are also all closed. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open and well-stocked, and there are no expected supply chain issues.
https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-...rona-virus-en/

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Jamaica

Detailed info at https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/

Essentially, tourist areas are being handles separately with ore-authorisation. Note that some US residents have extra restrictions.

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Japan - Update
Visa waiver cancelled, visa cancellation, and 14-day ban on entry, quarantine requirements (inc. the UK, US, Europe etc.)
For a comprehensive, up-to-date and coherent list of restrictions and extra requirements, visa waiver suspension etc., see JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organisation, which is a Japanese government agency) web page:
https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

The aforementioned page includes changes that are applicable from 3rd April.

The major change is the addition of the UK, the United States, Australia and New Zealand (and various other countries) to the list of countries that are subject 14-day travel restrictions.

To give you a complete list of countries included in that press release:

Non-Japanese nationals with history of travel within 14 days prior to their request to enter Japan to any of the following counties/territories:
  • Asia: Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, China (including Hong Kong and Macau) The Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam and Malaysia.
  • Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
  • North America: Canada and the United States
  • Latin America: Ecuador, Chile, Dominica, Panama, Brazil, Bolivia
  • Europe: Iceland, Ireland, Albania, Armenia, Andorra, Italy, United Kingdom, Estonia, Austria, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Kosovo, San Marino, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Vatican, Hungary, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Belgium, Poland, Bosnia
  • Herzegovina, Portugal, Malta, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Romania, and Luxembourg.
  • Middle East: Israel, Iran, Turkey, Bahrain
  • Africa: Egypt, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritius
  • Morocco
In addition, those to whom either of the following is applicable are not allowed to enter Japan:
  • Nationals of People's Republic of China in possession of a passport issued in Hubei or Zhejiang Province of People's Republic of China
  • Non-Japanese nationals who were on board the vessel Westerdam when it departed Hong Kong
Visa waiver programs, if applicable, are suspended for all but the following countries:
  • Asia: Taiwan
  • Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
  • North America: Canada, United States
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominica, Ecuador, Panama
  • Europe Albania, Armenia,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia,
  • Middle East: Turkey
  • Africa: Côte d'Ivoire, Mauritius, Morocco
See https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/ for full information.
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JERSEY, Channel Islands
With effect from 00:01 on Sunday 22 March.
All travellers, including health care workers, arriving in Jersey must now self-isolate for 14 days. This includes the UK, Guernsey, Europe and the rest of the world and applies whether or not travellers are displaying flu-like symptoms.

Update as at 23 July ... depends on where you travel from ...
https://www.gov.je/Health/Coronaviru...elHistory.aspx
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Lebanon
Borders closed from 18 March 00:00 to 30 March 00:00.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/lebanon

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Malta
Persons entering Malta after having travelled to any foreign country must self quarantine for 14 days.
Persons living in the same households as any of the above persons must also spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine. This is enforceable by law.
https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/e...ronavirus.aspx
Airport closed as of 21 March 2020 to all commercial flights. Cargo, Humanitarian and Repatriation flights only.


Update @ 11 Jul 20.
Much relaxed, depending on originating Country ...

https://www.visitmalta.com/en/covid-19


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New Zealand
New Zealand - updated info - posted due to BA codeshares even though BA does not operate to NZ
The New Zealand Government has closed their border to almost all travellers.New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, residents with valid travel conditions and their immediate family (partner or spouse, legal guardian and dependent children under the age of 24) can still come to New Zealand. Immediate family must have a valid visa or NZeTA and travel with the New Zealand citizen or resident family member on the same flight to New Zealand.
Australian citizens and permanent residents who normally live in New Zealand can also return to New Zealand.
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...e-inz-response
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Norway
From Thursday 12 March until Thursday 26 March 2020
Travellers from countries outside the Nordic region who are not residents of Norway will be asked to return. The alternative for these travellers is quarantine. Travellers with symptoms will be isolated.
https://www.visitnorway.com/plan-you...ing-to-norway/
https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coron...dvice-2019cov/

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Oman
The FCO is reporting that Oman is restricting tourist Visas from 15 March 2020. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...th#coronavirus
The Oman website for e-Visas is currently down for maintenance.
The Times of Oman is reporting that all tourist visas will be suspended for a period of one month from 15 March 2020. https://timesofoman.com/article/2896...-all-countries
The Omani Ministry of Toursim’s Facebook Page supports the above. https://www.facebook.com/TourismOman/
It is not clear what happens to visitors with tourist visas who are in country.
IATA is reporting that tourist visa and visa on arrival facilities have been suspended.

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/int...1580226297.htm

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Peru (Seasonal BA flights scheduled to resume 29 March)
14 day self-isolation for travelers coming from listed countries, including the US, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. Flights from Europe and Asia banned, too.

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Poland
Poland is closing its borders to citizens of all countries from Sunday March 15th initially for 10 days but with the option of further extensions taking the total duration up to 2 months if needed. Polish citizens returning to the country will need to quarantine for 14 days
https://www.ft.com/content/c1f3507c-...e-f1ae4938dfe0 (Behind paywall)
https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-51866403

update 15/8 scottishpoet
Since mid June Poland has been reopening its borders. Many European countries are now allowed direct flights. direct flights from the UK were allowed from early July, this week flights from Sweden, Portugal and UAE were allowed
Like many other countries, some countries are considered clean and no quarantine is now required, other arrivals still require a quarantine.
you are required to complete a paper form while on the inbound flight stating what countries you have been in, where you will be staying in Poland, and what seat you were in on the flight.
your temperature will be checked when entering to terminal (this is true for both arrivals and departures)
if you are required to quarantine then you must install an app on your phone which will send "tasks" several times a day for you to prove you are at home. you can also expect multiple random checks by police or the Polish army.


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Qatar
Under the instructions of the Qatar Government, effective immediately, entry to the State of Qatar will only be allowed for Qatari nationals, who will be required to enter quarantine for a period of 14 days.
Passport holders of other nations will no longer be granted entry for a period of 14 days, after which the restrictions will be reviewed. Passengers with onward connections through HIA will be accepted for travel and Qatar Airways’ global network will continue its operation for transit passengers as normal, subject to entry restrictions at their final destination. Cargo operations remain unaffected.
https://www.qatarairways.com/en/travel-alerts.html
https://www.qatarairways.com/en/trav...19-update.html
https://dohahamadairport.com/alerts

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Singapore

From 23 March 2020, 2359 hours, all short-term visitors (from anywhere in the world) will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore. Furthermore the Ministry of Manpower will only allow the entry/ return of work pass holders [2], including their dependents, for those providing essential services, such as in healthcare and transport.

As previously announced, all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders [3] returning to Singapore will be issued a 14-day SHN. [4] Persons under SHN must remain in their place of residence at all times.

The Singapore-Malaysia Special Working Committee has agreed that Malaysians with Singapore work permits will continue to be able to work in Singapore during this period, with appropriate accommodation arrangements. The transport of all types of goods between Malaysia and Singapore will also be facilitated. Discussions in the Committee are ongoing.From 20 March 2020, 2359 hours, all Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Long Term Pass holders and short term visitors entering Singapore will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). They will have to provide proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day SHN, for example a hotel booking covering the entire period, or a place of residence they or their family members own.
https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...covid-19-cases



From 16 March 2020, 2359 hours, all travellers (including Singapore Residents, Long Term Pass holders, and short-term visitors) entering Singapore with recent travel history to ASEAN countries, Japan, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom within the last 14 days will be issued with a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). In addition, they will have to provide proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day SHN, for example a hotel booking covering the entire period, or a place of residence they or their family members own. They may also be swabbed for testing for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic. This is because of the risk of community transmission in these countries and evidence of cases that have been imported from these countries into Singapore.
https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...covid-19-cases

From 15 March 2020, 2359 hours, all new visitors with recent travel history to Italy, France, Spain and Germany within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore.
This is in addition to restrictions on those with travel history to mainland China, Iran, and the Republic of Korea.
For further details, please see:
Singapore Ministry of Health web page:
https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...covid-19-cases
and
Singapore Immigration & Checkpoint Authority web page: https://www.ica.gov.sg/news-and-publ...ntrol-measures

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Thailand

Thailand has closed its borders to all foreigners by emergency decree with effect from midnight (Thai time) Wednesday 25th March until 23:59 ICT 30th June 2020.

More Thailand related info: Visa : Travel measures to control Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Royal Thai Embassy, London
Thailand Department of Disease Control https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumoni...index_more.php
Q&A on Travel Measures: http://www.thaiembassy.org/london/co...10363_5.50.pdf

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Turkey
All passenger flights have been suspended to/from China, Italy, South Korea, Iraq, Iran, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Austria. Effective March 14, 2020 08:00 Local time. Duration till April 17, 2020
Foreign citizens who were in China, South Korea, Iran, Iraq, and Italy in the last 14 days are not permitted to transit or enter Turkey.
Info source: US Embassy in Turkey:
https://tr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in German)
https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/a...1962#content_0
US News quoting Reuters
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/ar...urkey-minister

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UAE
The United Arab Emirates has decided to "temporarily suspend" the issuance of all visas from March 17 this year, except for the holders of diplomatic passports.
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asi...ch-17-1.988993

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USA
US suspends the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States.
Countries affected: Schengen Area: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
It is effective from 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on March 13, 2020. Ban extended to UK and the Republic of Ireland from Monday 16 March. Thid proclamation does not apply to persons aboard a flight scheduled to arrive in the United States that departed prior to 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on March 13, 2020
Source:
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/11/...l-proclamation
https://www.whitehouse.gov/president...l-coronavirus/

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Arrow Covid-19 Entry restrictions repository for BA Routes *INFO ONLY Noise-Free*

This is a STRICTLY NO NOISE, INFORMATION ONLY thread to post official, confirmed entry restrictions and quarantine/self-isolation requirements imposed by (or affecting travellers from) countries that BA currently serve, so that people can take an early action before such actions come into force.

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Some of the requirements currently in force can be checked on:

IATA Travel Center document:
https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/int...1580226297.htm

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advisory site:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade "SmartTraveller" site:
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/

Cathay Pacific restrictions information page:
https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_...trictions.html
(thanks to Globaliser for your suggestion)

However, they may not include restrictions/requirements that are not yet in force, and it does not in fact cover all the requirements. This is why the thread has been set up to provide reliable information.

Your cooperation in updating the thread would be much appreciated.
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USA

US suspends the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States.

Countries affected: Schengen Area: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

It is effective from 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on March 13, 2020. This proclamation does not apply to persons aboard a flight scheduled to arrive in the United States that departed prior to 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on March 13, 2020
Source:
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/11/...l-proclamation
https://www.whitehouse.gov/president...l-coronavirus/
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Norway

From Thursday 12 March until Thursday 26 March 2020

Travellers from countries outside the Nordic region who are not residents of Norway will be asked to return. The alternative for these travellers is quarantine. Travellers with symptoms will be isolated.

https://www.visitnorway.com/plan-you...ing-to-norway/
https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coron...dvice-2019cov/
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Czech Republic

Government of the Czech Republic orders following with effect of 14th March 2020:
  • Prohibits of entry of all foreign nationals arriving from high-risk areas with exception of foreign nationals holding temporary residence over 90 days or permanent residence in the Czech Republic; above does not apply to foreign nationals if their entry is in the interest of the Czech Republic,
  • Prohibits citizens of the Czech Republic and foreign nationals holding temporary residence over 90 days or permanent residence in the Czech Republic entry in to the high-risk areas; this does not apply if an exception has been granted from this order
Countries with high-risk of disease transmission:

Peoples’ Republic of China
Italian Republic
Republic of Korea
French Republic
Kingdom of Spain
Federal Republic of Germany
Swiss Confederation
Kingdom of Norway
Kingdom of Denmark
Kingdom of Netherlands
Kingdom of Sweden
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Kingdom of Belgium
Republic of Austria

https://www.mzv.cz/london/en/what_s_...emergency.html (Czech Embassy in London)
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Argentina

14-day self-isolation requirement for travelers from various countries, including all EU countries, the United Kingdom and the United States.
https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/su...20031201NS.pdf
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Lebanon

On 12 March the Lebanese Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a circular which advised the following:
  • That all airlines flying to Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport do not board passengers who have been in the UK, France, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Germany and Spain. This will affect those boarding direct flights from those countries, and those transiting through third countries to Lebanon. We believe this will come into force at 0000 on 13 March.
  • That Lebanese Nationals, those with Lebanese Residency, or those who are a member of a family of a Lebanese National can return to Lebanon from the affected countries up to, and including, 16 March.
  • Direct flights from the affected countries will then be suspended from 17 March, with the decision reviewed on 23 March.
  • There are exceptions for Diplomats.
I believe the last BA rotation to be LHR-BEY on 15 March, and BEY-LHR on 16 March.

Other sources say that anyone returning within the next few days would need to go into self-quarantine.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/lebanon
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Oman

The FCO is reporting that Oman is restricting tourist Visas from 15 March 2020. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...th#coronavirus
The Oman website for e-Visas is currently down for maintenance.

The Times of Oman is reporting that all tourist visas will be suspended for a period of one month from 15 March 2020. https://timesofoman.com/article/2896...-all-countries

The Omani Ministry of Toursim’s Facebook Page supports the above. https://www.facebook.com/TourismOman/
It is not clear what happens to visitors with tourist visas who are in country.

IATA is reporting that tourist visa and visa on arrival facilities have been suspended.

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/int...1580226297.htm


(Info courtesy of the FT member who PMed me)

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Israel

All arrivals into Israel must go into 14 day quarantine in a private dwelling. Anybody unable to do that will be refused entry.

In force from Thursday March 12 at 20:00

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...th#coronavirus
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Argentina

Argentina has suspended all flights from Europe, the US, China, Japan and South Korea for a month, effective Monday March 16.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN20Z23G
https://www.clarin.com/politica/coro..._A51gI9gc.html

Will try to post an official link when I find it.
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Croatia

On 12 March the Croatian government announced that it will introduce with immediate effect a compulsory 14 day period of self-isolation for all foreign nationals arriving from the following destinations: the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Netherlands, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and Singapore. Foreign nationals who do not have a residence in Croatia will be asked for proof of an accommodation booking.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia

(Copied from the Wiki - I think it might have been posted by Stewie Mac?)
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Spain

The FCO is now advising against all but essential travel to the whole of Spain.

Further information: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain
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Peru (Seasonal BA flights scheduled to resume 29 March)

14 day self-isolation for travelers coming from listed countries, including the US, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. Flights from Europe and Asia banned, too.
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Switzerland

Press conference by Swiss Federal Council right now.

Expect border controls for travel into Switzerland and other measures, I'll update shortly.

Switzerland will re-introduce border control and entry may be refused for people coming from risk areas. Transit is fine, if this can be proved.

https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/aktu...it-geschlossen
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It may help to point to this page on the Cathay Pacific website, which appears to be a comprehensive list of current restrictions in relation to the places that it covers (ie not only the most recent updates): Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions

This may help to supplement the information in the wikipost, although there obviously there are CX destinations which BA does not serve, and vice versa.
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