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UK News Has your holiday been ruined by coronavirus? Countries that have imposed travel restrictions for British tourists after global pandemic shutdowns borders

12:55  15 march  2020
12:55  15 march  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Has your holiday been ruined by coronavirus ? Countries that have imposed travel restrictions Slovakia has declared a State of Emergency and imposed strict restrictions on all public, social Gatherings of more than 100 people have been banned and tourist attractions have been shuttered.

As a result of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic , many countries and regions have imposed quarantines and/or entry bans for citizens or visitors of the most affected areas of the pandemic .

Holiday plans for scores of Britons have been flung into chaos as countries shut their borders to seal themselves off from the coronavirus pandemic.

Europe has been branded the epicentre of the global outbreak, and many nations have responded to a jump in infections by imposing flight freezes.

After a string of countries closed their doors to Britons this week, Donald Trump today followed suit and announced a travel ban from the UK and Ireland to kick in at midnight on Monday.

Here, MailOnline provides a round-up of the states which have imposed fully-fledged bans, restricted travel and tough conditions on British holidaymakers landing on their soil.

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Austria has imposed restrictions on the border with Italy, as of 10 March, since Italy extended its lockdown to the entire country on 9 March. The Austrian tourist board has confirmed there are currently no passenger trains or planes between Austria and Italy. Any travellers coming from Italy by

All entry into Saudi Arabia has been suspended from countries “significantly affected by While it is not exactly a popular holiday destination, and the FCO advises against all but essential travel The countries currently denying entry to Italian travellers, or imposing strict restrictions , include the

Bans

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, which has an infection tally of 189, announced it will close its borders to 15 nations including the UK. New measures will be implemented on Monday when it is likely the European nation will increase its bans. Certain exemptions apply such as UK citizens with permanent residency in the country.

a statue of a man standing in front of a building: The Czech Republic, which has an infection tally of 189, announced it will close its borders to 15 nations including the UK © Provided by Daily Mail The Czech Republic, which has an infection tally of 189, announced it will close its borders to 15 nations including the UK

Denmark

The Danish government announced a ban on all foreign nationals who do not have a recognised purpose for entering Denmark. Foreigners normally living and working in Denmark will still be able to enter the country.

Guatemala

Specific countries have been banned from entering Guatemala. These are Korea, Japan, China, Italy, France, Spain, Iran and the UK. US and Canadian citizens will not be allowed entry from Monday.

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Slovakia

Slovakia has declared a State of Emergency and imposed strict restrictions on all public, social, sporting and cultural activity. Entry to the country is allowed only for Slovak citizens and foreign residents and even they will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

a bus driving down a city street: The Danish government announced a ban on all foreign nationals who do not have a recognised purpose for entering the country. Pictured: Police officers check passengers disembarking a ferry from Sweden © Provided by Daily Mail The Danish government announced a ban on all foreign nationals who do not have a recognised purpose for entering the country. Pictured: Police officers check passengers disembarking a ferry from Sweden

Norway

Norwegian authorities said all non-resident visitors arriving from countries other than Finland and Sweden would be asked to leave Norway on arrival.

British nationals legally resident in Norway will be allowed to enter the country but must enter self-quarantine for 14 days.

Jamaica

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the country due to restrictions on entry. Only Jamaican citizens, spouses and children of Jamaican citizens and foreign residents of Jamaica travelling from the UK will be allowed to enter.

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THE CORONAVIRUS epidemic that has killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands during its spread across the world has now also forced countries to restrict travel in and out of their borders . Which countries are restricting arrivals?

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The FCO said: 'British nationals who wish to leave Jamaica are encouraged to make travel arrangements urgently before airlines reduce direct and indirect flight options.'

a man and a woman walking down the street: A man protecting himself with a mask carries shopping bags on a street of Oslo © Provided by Daily Mail A man protecting himself with a mask carries shopping bags on a street of Oslo

Poland

Non-Polish nationals will only be able to enter the country if they are a spouse or child of a Polish national, hold a Pole's Card, or otherwise have the right to stay or work in the country.

Equatorial Guinea

The FCO advises against all travel to Equatorial Guinea after authorities announced border closures and the suspension of international flights for 30 days.

a car parked on the side of a road: A border guard stands in front of a passenger car during the border restrictions taking effect on the Polish-Czech border © Provided by Daily Mail A border guard stands in front of a passenger car during the border restrictions taking effect on the Polish-Czech border

Peru

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Peru due to conditions including a ban on flights to and from Europe from March 16 for at least 30 days.

Mongolia

All flights have been suspended to Mongolia until at least March 28, and the Foreign Office recommended British nationals use charter flights scheduled for March 15 and 16.

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USA

The US government has extended an existing European travel ban to the UK and Ireland amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the exception of returning US citizens and legal residents.

Jerome Adams, Deborah Birx, Steven Mnuchin posing for the camera: The US government has extended an existing European travel ban to the UK and Ireland © Provided by Daily Mail The US government has extended an existing European travel ban to the UK and Ireland

Bolivia

The FCO has not advised against travel however all flights to and from Europe have been suspended due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

Travel warnings

China

The FCO advises against all travel to Hubei province due to the outbreak, and advise against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China. If you are in China and able to leave, the FCO says you should do so. Anyone arriving from overseas into Beijing and Guangdong province must undertake 14 days of self-isolation.

Italy

Authorities in Italy have advised against travel for tourism purposes and said tourists already on holiday in Italy should limit their movements to those necessary to return to the place where they live. The Foreign Office have advised against travelling to Europe's most infected country.

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a large stone building with a clock on the side of a road with Milan Cathedral in the background: Authorities in Italy have advised against travel for tourism purposes and said tourists already on holiday in Italy should limit their movements © Provided by Daily Mail Authorities in Italy have advised against travel for tourism purposes and said tourists already on holiday in Italy should limit their movements

Albania

Following the Government of Albania's decision to introduce 'stringent measures' to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the FCO advises against all but essential travel.

All borders are closed, with the exception of freight, to all nationals. Schools are also closed as are all shops except food shops and pharmacies.

Argentina

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to all of Argentina due to travel restrictions.

'The FCO strongly encourage non-resident British nationals in Argentina to consider leaving to avoid difficulties they will face if flights out of the country and the region are further restricted and they are unable to get home,' the department said.

Vietnam

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to Vietnam due to the high risk of British nationals being placed into a 14-day quarantine.

a couple of people that are standing in front of a building: The FCO advises against all but essential travel to all of Argentina due to travel restrictions © Provided by Daily Mail The FCO advises against all but essential travel to all of Argentina due to travel restrictions

Malta

The department advises against all but essential travel to Malta due to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for all arrivals including returning residents.

Kosovo

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to Kosovo as all flights into the country have been cancelled, and land borders are closed to non-citizens.

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Estonia

The FCO has advised against all but essential travel as the Estonian authorities are themselves advising against all travel in and out of Estonia, and passengers from several European countries must self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry.

San Marino

In conjunction with their travel advice for Italy, the FCO advises against all but essential travel to San Marino. 'British nationals remain able to depart San Marino without restriction with a valid passport and onward ticket,' the department said.

Liberia

The department advises against all but essential travel to Liberia due to the high risk of quarantine for British nationals, as well as travel restrictions.

a man driving a car: An Estonian police officer gives a coronavirus leaflet to a driver at the Latvia and Estonia border checkpoint © Provided by Daily Mail An Estonian police officer gives a coronavirus leaflet to a driver at the Latvia and Estonia border checkpoint

Lithuania

British nationals are advised against all but essential travel due to border controls effective from March 15, lasting ten days.

Philippines

Due to the impact of domestic travel restrictions, possible curfews and plans to impose conditions on entry from the UK, the FCO has recommended against all but essential travel to the whole country from March 15.

Sierra Leone

The FCO advises against all but essential travel due to mandatory quarantine measures for British nationals arriving from March 16.

Cruise ships

British nationals aged 70 and over and those with pre-existing health conditions are advised against cruise ship travel.

a group of people walking on a sidewalk with luggage: Passengers queue at the Overseas Passenger Terminal as the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship is in lock down while health authorities test a man for Coronavirus in Sydney © Provided by Daily Mail Passengers queue at the Overseas Passenger Terminal as the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship is in lock down while health authorities test a man for Coronavirus in Sydney

South Korea

The department advises against all travel to the cities of Daegu, Cheongdo and Gyeongsan which have been designated as 'special care zones' by South Korean authorities due to outbreaks.

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From Sunday, travellers arriving from the UK will be subject to additional screening. People travelling from the UK will also be asked to report their condition to the authorities for 14 days.

Spain

Spain has declared a State of Emergency, which introduces a series of measures including significant restrictions on movement throughout the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Anybody planning to travel to Spain should consult their airline or tour operator.

a person standing in front of Plaza Mayor, Madrid: Spain has declared a State of Emergency, which introduces a series of measures including significant restrictions on movement © Provided by Daily Mail Spain has declared a State of Emergency, which introduces a series of measures including significant restrictions on movement

India

Although the FCO has not advised against travel, the department said the government of India previously announced it will suspend all existing visas due to the virus outbreak.

France

France has taken several steps to delay the spread of Covid-19 including the closure of restaurants, schools, universities, cafes, theatres and nonessential shops, the FCO said. Gatherings of more than 100 people have been banned and tourist attractions have been shuttered.

The FCO has not currently advised British nationals not to travel to France.

New Zealand

Arrivals from countries other than China and Iran will have to self isolate for 14 days on arrival, the department said. Foreign nationals arriving from China or Iran will not be allowed to enter the country as part of strict new controls.

Bahrain

The department said all arrivals from the UK will be required to self-isolate for 14 days including those without symptoms, but has not warned against travel.

Singapore

British nationals will not be granted permission to enter Singapore if they have travelled to mainland China, Iran, northern Italy or South Korea within the last 14 days, the FCO said.

Malaysia

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to all islands off the coast of eastern Sabah from Kudat to Tawau, including (but not limited to) Lankayan, Mabul, Pom Pom, Kapalai, Litigan, Sipadan and Mataking.

Portugal

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores.

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What is non-essential travel? How the UK's coronavirus travel advice works .
‘Essential’ travel could include urgent family or business commitments, with circumstances differing from person to person . The FCO says that only you can make an informed decision based on the risks.No travel is completely safe, but the official advice always aims to put individuals’ safety first, based on objective judgements.The FCO says it will advise against all but essential travel when it judges the level of risk to be unacceptably high.

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