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Where is it safe to travel to right now?

Here at Planet Travel Holidays, we understand that it can be difficult to understand all the travel restrictions and information out there. That is why we have put together the below document which strives to show you which of our destinations are currently open and what restrictions may be in place when it comes to travelling there right now. 

Correct at the time of publication only –  21 September 2020 

Antigua OPEN No All passengers must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival
Cyprus OPEN No need to provide a negative test on arrival
Dominican Republic OPEN No Must complete an online questionnaire 24 hours before arrival, and have a PCR swab test with a negative result taken up to 72 hours before arrival. The Dominican Republic Government offers free Covid-19 insurance until the end of December.
Dutch Antilles – Curacao OPEN No Travellers to Curaçao are required to complete a digital immigration card online prior to departure and a Passenger Locator Card within 48 hours prior to departure. Visitors are also required to show a negative result from a COVID-19 test.
Dutch Antilles – St Martin OPEN No Before arrival in St Maarten, passengers must: Complete self health declaration form online 72 hours prior to arrival;
Provide a certified COVID-19 (PCR) Negative Test Result dated no older than 72-hours of your arrival date;
Greece OPEN No complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel
Italy OPEN No  
Portugal  OPEN No On arrival you will be subject to health screening. If travelling to the Azores, you must take a COVID-19 test before you travel.
Saint Lucia OPEN No All arriving passengers must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in  Saint Lucia. All persons must complete a Travel Registration Form.
Turkey OPEN No All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation 
Barbados OPEN No You must complete and submit an online immigration/customs form 24 hours prior to travel. If you arrive in Barbados without a negative PCR test for COVID-19, you will be subjected to a mandatory test on arrival. You will need to quarantine until the test results are provided. This can take up to 48 hours. Those arriving from the UK will be monitored on a daily basis for seven days. A second COVID-19 PCR test may be taken seven days after arrival. 
Cuba OPEN No International charter flights into the following destinations only: Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz or Cayo Guillermo (served by Jardines del Rey airport); Cayo Santa Maria (flying into Santa Clara airport), or Cayo Largo del Sur
The Grenadines OPEN No All travellers entering St Vincent and the Grenadines must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result done within five days of arrival or will have a PCR COVID-19 test done on arrival. All travellers who arrive by air will be quarantined for at least 24 hours to await the PCR test results of all passengers from the same flight.
Quarantine can either be done at the traveller’s private residence in St Vincent and the Grenadines or at a government-approved hotel.
All travellers who have a PCR COVID-19 test done on arrival will be quarantined for at least 24 hours (usual period, in practice, is 48 hours)
Grenada OPEN NO All passengers are required to have a Negative PCR test, to be taken within 7 days prior to
arrival. All passengers will undergo a Covid19 PCR test on arrival at the airport. All passengers will be required to spend a minimum of 14 days total in quarantine.
Brazil OPEN Yes  
Croatia OPEN Yes The Croatian government has introduced a new online entry form to expedite the entry of foreign visitors.
Costa Rica OPEN Yes Requirements for entry include a negative Covid-19 certificate obtained 48 hours prior to departure, purchase of an insurance product with specific cover requirements and online completion of an advance epidemiological information form
Djibouti OPEN Yes On arrival at all entry points, you will be tested for COVID-19 at your expense
Dutch Antilles – Aruba OPEN Yes You must get approval to travel to Aruba through the Embarkation/Disembarkation card online before arrival
You will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure for Aruba or on arrival in Aruba (the latter requires a mandatory 24 hour quarantine).
Egypt OPEN Yes Passengers will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details, and will need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance policy to airport authorities.
Required to present a negative PCR test certificate on arrival. The Egyptian authorities have advised that PCR tests must be conducted no more than 72 hours prior to flight departure.
France OPEN Yes Arrivals by sea and air routes will need to complete a ‘sworn statement’ form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptom
Galapagos and Ecuador OPEN Yes You will need to provide contact details on arrival in Ecuador and present a negative COVID-19 test result
Kenya OPEN Yes Travllers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours of flying. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days.  the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
Maldives OPEN Yes must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives
Malta OPEN Yes temperature checks and random testing on arrival
Mexico OPEN Yes Land border between US and Mexico is closed
Morocco OPEN Yes Foreigners need a hotel booking reservation and a recent COVID test to travel
Spain OPEN Yes Subject to the following three requirements:
Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 48 hours prior to travel
Temperature check
Undergo a visual health assessment
Tanzania OPEN Yes  
Turks and Caicos OPEN Yes Must get pre-travel authorisation via the Turks and Caicos Islands Assured Portal. This requires evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within 5 days prior to arrival, proof of health/travel insurance with COVID-19 cover and a completed health screening questionnaire
Seychelles OPEN SEE NOTES Only to safe list countries (not UK)
Belize PENDING   The International Airport will be opened on 1 October 2020. The opening of the international airport will kick-off Belize’s third phase of re-opening, allowing for a limited re-opening of international leisure travel with approved hotels only
Cape Verde PENDING   Cape Verde’s external borders are closed and regular international flights remain suspended. TAP
Air Portugal have started operating a limited number of flights between Cape Verde and Portugal for essential travel only.
Dutch Antilles – Bonaire PENDING   The borders of Bonaire are currently not open to British Nationals for non-essential travel.
Indonesia PENDING   Entry to Indonesia is prohibited except for Indonesian nationals and foreign nationals holding valid residency permits.
There has been mentions that Indonesia will start welcoming back tourists at the end of September.
Jordan PENDING   The Government of Jordan is preparing to reopen Queen Alia International Airport soon to a limited number of commercial flights from a list of select countries.
Mauritius PENDING   Open for resticted visitor, anticipated opening for tourist late October  / November 2020
Mozambique PENDING   Entry to Mozambique is currently prohibited except for Mozambican nationals and foreign nationals with a valid residency visa for Mozambique.
Oman PENDING   Anticipated opening for tourists 1st November 2020
Palau PENDING   All commercial flights have been suspended although the island nation remains COVID free
South Africa PENDING   Opening for tourists on 1 October 2020 to limited countries deemed to be on a safe list.
Sudan PENDING   A restricted number of flights are now permitted from regional countries.
Thailand PENDING   At present only certain categories of foreign nationals are permitted to enter or transit Thailand.
United Arab Emirates PENDING   Prior approval is still required for residents returning to Dubai.
Visit and tourist visas are currently being issued by the Dubai authorities only. Tourists and visitors cannot travel to Abu Dhabi by air.
USA CLOSED   No details currently available
Cayman Islands CLOSED   Only people, who have been pre-authorised may enter the Cayman Islands at this time. 
Malaysia CLOSED   Any British national who wishes to apply to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy/High Commission or the Immigration Directorate.
Peru CLOSED   Entry to Peru is prohibited except for Peruvian nationals repatriated to Peru
Philippines CLOSED   Entry to the Philippines is currently prohibited except for Philippine nationals and foreign nationals holding valid residency permits. 
Sri Lanka CLOSED   Entry to Sri Lanka is currently prohibited for all non-nationals.
Trinidad and Tobago CLOSED   The Trinidad and Tobago government has closed its borders to all international flights indefinitely. Sea borders are also closed indefinitely to all vessels including yachts.
Vietnam CLOSED   Until further notice only taking new booking from January 2021 onwards
  • Quarantine self-isolation measures refer to UK travellers and regulations only and travellers in other countries are advised to check with their own health authorities in this regard
  • These restrictions are changing regularly with the above document last updated on the 14th of September 2020. Please check any latest updates directly with your departure and arrival country before travel.