Bahrain Travel Requirements & Quarantine Guidelines

Published 31.08.2021

Bahrain Travel Requirements & Quarantine Guidelines

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Bahrain;
– passengers with an e-visa obtained before departure;
– passengers who can obtain a visa on arrival;
– military personnel.
2. Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Dominican Rep., Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Viet Nam or Zimbabwe;
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Bahrain
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Bahrain.
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must have a QR code.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– nationals of Bahrain, Cyprus, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and United Arab Emirates with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
4. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– nationals of Bahrain, Cyprus, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and United Arab Emirates with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in countries that are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival.
6. Flights from Addis Ababa (ABB) and Baku (BAK) are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
7. Flights from Iraq, Lebanon and Syria are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
8. Visa on arrival facility restarted.
– This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates.
9. Border crossing on the causeway is suspended.

Emirates resume flights from India 23 June 2021

United Arab Emirates(U.A.E) is to resume inbound flights from India, South Africa and Nigeria from June 23 subject to strict new travel protocol.

Emirates resume flights from India to (United Arab Emirate) 23 June 2021

Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai United Arab Emirates, headed by HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced updates to Dubai’s travel protocols for inbound passengers travelling from South Africa, Nigeria and India, effective from Wednesday 23 June 2021.

Updates are part of the Committee’s keenness to protect the passengers and ease hassles for them without compromising on maintaining COVID-19 precautionary measures put in place to safeguard everyone’s health and wellbeing.

The new protocols allow travelers from South Africa, who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine to enter Dubai. Passengers must present a negative result from a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure to Dubai; UAE nationals are exempted from this PCR test requirement. Passengers must also undergo a PCR test on arrival in Dubai. Transit passengers should comply with entry protocols of final destinations.

For travelers from Nigeria, passengers must present a negative test result for a PCR test taken 48 hours prior to departure; UAE citizens are exempted from this requirement. The negative PCR test certificate should carry a QR Code and the test must have been conducted by labs approved by the Nigerian Government. Passengers must also undergo a PCR test on arrival in Dubai. Transit passengers should comply with entry protocols of final destinations.

With regard to travel from India, only passengers with a valid residence visa who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine, are allowed to travel to Dubai. They should also present a negative test certificate from a PCR test taken 48 hours before departure; UAE nationals are exempted from this requirement. Only QR-coded negative PCR test certificates are accepted. Furthermore, passengers from India are required to undergo a rapid PCR test four hours prior to departure to Dubai. They must also undergo another PCR test on arrival in Dubai. In addition, following arrival, passengers from India should undergo institutional quarantine until they receive their PCR test result, which is expected within 24 hours. UAE citizens and diplomats are exempted from institutional quarantine.

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management said the updated travel protocols are part of a regular process of revising and optimising precautionary measures based on the latest local, regional and international developments. They are also aimed at enabling the city to continue serving as a global commercial hub and a bridge for travel and trade between the east and west.

It follows guidelines announced on Saturday by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management regarding travel to these countries.

The rules vary from country to country & include PCR tests and taking a UAE-approved Covid-19 vaccine.

In terms of travelers from India, only passengers with a valid residence visa and who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine are allowed to travel to Dubai.

“Emirates welcomes the latest protocols and measures announced by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management to allow the safe resumption of passenger travel from South Africa, Nigeria and India to Dubai and onwards,” a representative for the airline said on Saturday.

The UAE suspended flights from India in April, as the South Asian country battled a surge in Covid-19 cases. Only UAE citizens, diplomats, passengers on business planes and golden card visa holders were exempt from the suspension. The change announced on Saturday applies to Dubai only.

India-Dubai flight norms to be eased from June 23; here are six COVID rules passengers need to follow.

01. Passengers from India must be vaccinated with two doses of any of the COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved by the UAE health regulator. The AstraZeneca vaccine (known as Covishield), which is administered to over 80 percent of beneficiaries in India, is approved in the UAE. Sputnik V, another vaccine cleared for emergency use in India, is also approved in the Emirates.

02. The passengers should have undergone an RT-PCR test and received a negative test result within 48 hours of taking the flight. Those holding the UAE citizenship are, however, exempted from this norm.

3. The PCR test result certificates would only be accepted if they are QR coded.

4. In addition to the negative PCR test result certificate, the passengers are also required to undergo a rapid PCR test four hours before boarding the flight.

5. Upon landing at the Dubai airport, all passengers would have to mandatorily undergo a PCR test.

6. The arriving passengers would have to remain under institutional quarantine till the results of their fresh PCR test, conducted at the airport, is released. The results are expected within 24 hours. If confirmed to be negative, the passengers would free to leave the quarantine centre. Notably, diplomats and UAE nationals are exempted from this rule.

While regular international flights have been suspended since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, the flights from India operated under special arrangement were also suspended by the UAE from April 24 onwards. The suspension was triggered by the onset of the second COVID-19 wave in India.

Australia 2021 travel guidelines and restrictions post covid19

Australia 2021 travel guidelines and restrictions post covid19

Overview
Travel Restrictions
Tourist : Partially Allowed
Covid Testing: Negative PCR results required for some travelers.
Quarantine Package in Australia : Depends
Quarantine Brief : Quarantine for 14 days required for some travelers.

Restrictions in Local
Lockdown: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory
Published 28.05.2021
1. Travellers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to the below:
– Australian Nationals and their immediate family members;
– permanent residents of Australia and their immediate family members;
– Nationals of NewZealand residing in Australia and their immediate family members;
– passengers who have been in Australia, New Zealand or both for the full 14 days before their flight to Australia;
– passengers who have a visa and have been granted an exemption before departure; details can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/covid19-enquiry-form
2. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Australia to New Zealand.
3. Passengers could be subject to presenting a “Travel Declaration” form and present it at time of check-in. The form can be found at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/australia-travel-declaration
4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry. Details can be found at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/new-zealand-safe-travel-zone
5. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
6. Passengers transiting through Australia for 8 to 72 hours are subject to quarantine until their next flight.
7. Passengers entering or transiting through Australia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y398dxv4
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 5 years;
– passengers arriving from Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result, and a medical discharge issued at most 4 weeks before departure which specifies that:
– at least 14 days have passed since they were infected with COVID-19; and
– 72 hours have passed since recovery of fever and respiratory symptoms; and
– passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 and are not contagious.

Detailed Tourist Information
Australia’s borders are closed. The only people who can travel to Australia are:

– Australian citizens
– residents
– immediate family members
– travellers who have been in New Zealand for the previous 14 days.

Learn more about who can enter Australia from the Department of Home Affairs:
https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

Passenger flights from India to Australia have been banned until May 15, announced by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on April 27 due to COVID-19.

Lockdown Details
Nationwide, restrictions are beginning to relax. Reopening is occurring in phases and by a state-by-state All people should practice social distancing – keeping 6 feet distance with others when possible, avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters basis.

Cafes, bars and restaurants across Australia are open under social distancing limitations. Museums, galleries and libraries, are open under social distancing and capacity limitations. Parks and zoos are open in some parts of Australia, under social distancing and capacity limitations. Cinemas, concert venues, theaters, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums, nightclubs are open in some parts of Australia, under social distancing and capacity limitations. Stadiums will be able host events in up to 25% capacity as of July.

Sources
https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions-0

Argentina 2021 Travel guidelines advisories and restrictions Post Covid19

Argentina 2021 Travel guidelines advisories and restrictions Post Covid19.

Overview At a Glance
Travel Restrictions
Visitors/Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Covid Testing: No tests required
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local in country Restrictions
Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transports : Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 23.05.2021

1. Until 11 June 2021, flights from Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico and United Kingdom are suspended.
2. Until 11 June 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Argentina;
– spouses, partners with registered partnership, parents, sisters, brothers or children of nationals of Argentina. They must present proof confirming the relationship (birth, marriage or cohabitation certificate, duly apostilled or legalized); and present a copy of the national ID card of the national of Argentina; and be nationals of Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or Venezuela. More details can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/y5uo6mt4 .
– passengers with a British passport, a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport or a Macao (SAR China) passport who are spouses, partners with registered partnership, parents, sisters, brothers or children of nationals of Argentina. They must present proof confirming the relationship (birth, marriage or cohabitation certificate, duly apostilled or legalized) and present a copy of the national ID card of the national of Argentina. More details can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/y5uo6mt4 ;
– passengers with a visa issued by Argentina.
3. Passengers and airline crew must complete a “Declaracion Jurada Electronica para el ingreso al Territorio Nacional” available at http://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/
4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result issued at most 90 days before arrival and proof of medical discharge issued at least 10 days after the positive test;
– passengers with a medical certificate issued at most 72 hours before departure stating lack of Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms if PCR tests are not available at the country of departure. They are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Details can be found at https://www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/coronavirus/ingresar-egresar-argentina/opcion-pcr-destino .
5. Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Argentina.
6. passengers are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival at their own expense.
7. Passengers are subject to quarantine.
8. Passengers with visas issued by Argentina:
– issued before 17 March 2020, must also have a National ID Card issued to residents of Argentina or a certificate issued by an Argentina consulate;
– issued after 17 March 2020 are allowed to enter.
This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic, official or courtesy visas.
9. National ID cards issued to nationals and residents of Argentina which expired on 17 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 22 June 2021.

Detailed Tourist Information

Argentina’s borders are closed to non-resident foreign nationals. Some exceptions apply to this rule. Exemptions may be granted by Argentine Immigration, such as for non-resident essential workers, family members of Argentine nationals or residents and sportspersons. If you believe you might fall into one of these categories, you must contact Argentine Immigration to seek approval for you trip.

From midnight 24 December until at least midnight 8 January, all travellers who are authorised to enter Argentina must comply with the requirements set out below.

All travellers to Argentina (including those in transit to another country) must fill in an electronic ‘sworn statement’ form within 48 hours of travelling.

All travellers to Argentina must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travelling, unless you are: a crew member, transiting the country through an international airport for less than 24 hours; or have had coronavirus confirmed by a lab test within 90 days of your trip. If you have had coronavirus confirmed by a lab test within 90 days of your trip you don’t need to take a COVID-19 PCR test again. Instead, you will need to show evidence of your diagnosis and a medical certificate issued at least 10 days after being diagnosed, confirming that you have a clean bill of health.

If, for justified reasons, you cannot take a COVID-19 test before travelling, you must present a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of travelling confirming that you do not have COVID-19 related symptoms and you must take a PCR test upon arrival. If this applies to you, check in advance with your airline to ensure you will be allowed to board the aircraft.

All travellers to Argentina must also self-isolate for a total of 10 days counting from the day they took the PCR test, unless you are:

a crew member on duty,
a diplomat on duty,
a sportsperson authorised by Argentine Immigration to enter the country,
a non-resident foreign national authorised by Argentine Immigration to enter the country to carry out essential work, or
in transit in an international airport for less than 24 hours.

Lockdown Details
In Argentina, measures to control the spread of COVID-19 have been extended until at least midnight on 21 May. The whole of the country is now in a phase of mandatory social distancing. The restrictions imposed may vary between jurisdictions.

Under mandatory social distancing, free movement is allowed within each jurisdiction as long as social distancing rules are adhered to. A curfew from midnight to 6am has been introduced in all jurisdictions deemed high risk by the authorities. From 16 April 2021, the curfew in metropolitan area of Buenos Aires (AMBA) starts at 8pm. You should make sure you understand and comply with the measures in place in the province/jurisdiction you are in. The use of public transport within jurisdictions remains restricted to essential workers and those in need of medical treatment.

Movement between jurisdictions is permitted, provided you meet the requirements of the specific jurisdiction/province you plan to visit. Requirements might include taking a COVID-19 PCR test, applying for a permit to circulate (Certificado Único de Circulación) or a summer certificate (Certificado Verano) amongst others. You must check the requirements and protocols in place in each jurisdiction/province here (in Spanish) and make sure you meet them ahead of travelling. You must also check and comply with the requirements of the province you are in and of each province you plan to travel through if travelling by land. You could be subject to a financial penalty if you do not abide by local regulations.

All arrivals into the City of Buenos Aires must take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arriving. Online booking is required. Children under the age of 12 are exempted. Full details on this requirement including information on where you can take the test and how to book are available in the City of Buenos Aires website (in Spanish).

Sources
https://ar.usembassy.gov/covid-19/