Government restrictions


Government restrictions


Before traveling, check the entering restrictions each country has established due to the expansion of COVID-19. 

 

Keep in mind that this information changes constantly. We recommend that you visit the official website of the country or state you want to visit to read about the latest policies and exceptions that apply to your trip. 

BRAZIL

 

The borders are open to nationals, residents, and tourists.

Non-resident foreigners can enter for a period not exceeding 90 days and must show proof of the purchase of valid health insurance in Brazil with coverage for the entire period of travel.

This insurance is required for each of the passengers traveling to Brazil and does not apply to:

- Brazilians

- Foreigners residing in Brazil

- International transit passengers (as long as they remain in the departure lounge).

CHILE

- Chilean citizens and foreign residents are allowed to enter.

- International connections are allowed if the passenger has a confirmed reservation and meets the requirements for entrance into the destination country.

- Passengers coming from international flights entering Chile must present an Affidavit, which is delivered on board and comply with mandatory preventive isolation of 14 days at the first point of entry to Chile. 

- *According to the above, passengers with domestic connections within Chile, can not make these until the period of mandatory isolation has been completed. 

- *Passengers may go to verifiable addresses or otherwise will be sent to sanitary hotels (at no cost to the passenger).

- Passengers on domestic flights must present an Affidavit. It is obtained at www.c19.cl and the passenger receives a QR code and a copy in his mail. 

- The health authority controls origin and destination at airports and can request additional documents to corroborate the veracity of the information such as service accounts or bank correspondence to validate residence address, work contract, etc.

 

About flights to Easter Island

Entrance is allowed to:

- Permanent residents on the Island.
- Professionals in order to carry out some essential work on the Island.
All passengers must have:
FUI form
Health passport

ECUADOR

The borders are open to nationals, residents, and tourists.

 

All passengers must comply with APO (Mandatory Preventive Isolation):

  • Nationals or Residents of vulnerable groups (minors, seniors, disabilities, certain health conditions, etc.): They must perform their APO at their place of residence.
  • Nationals or residents who do not belong to vulnerable groups: they will be able to carry out their APO at their home, provided they have a negative PCR test result, taken within 7 days prior to the flight. Otherwise, they must carry out their APO in temporary accommodation, at the cost of the passenger.
  • Tourists: They must carry out their APO in temporary accommodation, at the cost of the passenger.

 

Domestic flights

 

All passengers on flights between Guayaquil (GYE) and Quito (UIO), must present, before entering the departure lounges, their COVID-19negative  test certificate which must be carried out within 72 hours prior to the trip. The control of this certificate will be carried out by the authority to all passengers until July 21, and then it will be carried out randomly.


Passengers bound for the Galapagos Island

All passengers must present, before entering the departure lounges, their COVID-19 test certificate, the result of which must be negative and it must have been carried out within 92 hours prior to the trip. The control of this certificate will be carried out to all passengers.

ENGLAND

As a precaution against crossed infection and to reduce interactions, cash is not accepted at the airport payment desk.

 

All passengers must:

- Comply with a period of preventive isolation of 14 days; people exempt from this are posted on the UK government website.


- Complete the "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" with travel and contact information, which will be requested upon arrival. This information will be used in the event that someone in contact with the passenger develops the disease or in order to control compliance with preventive isolation.

The following people are exempt from completing this form:


- Members of diplomatic missions and consular offices in the United Kingdom, officers, servers or representatives of international organizations and their dependent families;


- Defense personnel and contractors;


- Officials working in border security.

People who do not comply with the previous points are subject to fines and denied entry to the country.

Transit passengers are allowed to connect outside the “Common Travel Area” (Ireland, Great Britain, Isle of Man and Channel Islands), provided that they remain in the departure lounge and do not pass through border control. These passengers should not carry out a preventive isolation period.

Everyone entering the UK is also strongly encouraged to download and use the NHS contact tracking app once it is active. This App can be downloaded at the border.

 

Before purchasing your ticket to the UK, read the latest public health advice

GERMANY

Who is allowed to enter the country:

  • Nationals and residents in Germany.
  • Spouses, child, and registered partner of nationals or residents of Germany.
  • Any person, regardless of their nationality, who resides (lives) in countries of the European Union, in Schengen associated states, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino;
  • Holders of a long-term visa (Type D) issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State.
  • Students who study in the Member States or the Associated Schengen States and who have the corresponding permit or visa.
  • Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely. These circumstances must be justified documentary.
  • Passengers residing in the following countries regardless of their nationality:
    Australia, Canada, Georgia, Uruguay, Montenegro, New Zealand, Tunisia, and Thailand.
  • All passengers boarding or connecting at airports that are not in the previous list and in the following link, must perform a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Passengers connecting at Frankfurt airport are exempt from this rule.

In order to travel through this country to reach your country of residence:

  • Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Countries Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and their relatives who return through Germany to their country of residence.
  • Foreigners from other countries and who have any of the following documents: EU Family Permit (European Economic Area Family Permit), Authorization for long-term residence in the European Union, Type D multi-entry, and long-term visa.
  • British passport passengers and their relatives returning through Germany to their country of residence.
  • Passengers who demonstrate that the reason for their trip is to carry out a professional activity, for example, travelers, diplomats, nursing staff, food industry personnel, specialists.
  • Passengers in transit to their country of origin, if there is no other travel option. Travel purpose and entry requirements for destination and transit countries must be demonstrated.
  • American military personnel installed in Germany and their families
  • Merchant seamen who will register on board or leave Germany to repatriate.

The border agent will be the one who determines the final entry of the passenger in the country.

Connections:

  • To countries outside the Schengen area, they are allowed as long as they have a confirmed reservation and ticket and remain in the departure lounge (checked baggage to the final destination).
  • To countries within the Schengen area, it is only allowed for passengers who are allowed to enter Spain.

Starting August the 8th, all passengers returning from a high-risk area must have a Covid -19 test that has been performed no more than 48 hours before flying, the test result must be in English or German and must be performed by laboratories that are validated by the German authority. If this test is not available, the passenger can take it for free in Germany within the first 72 hours since the arrival of your flight. These tests will be available at two test centers located at the airport: on the bridge that connects terminal 1 and the long-distance train station. You will need your boarding pass or other proof of the flight. Unless they have tested negative for Covid - 19, passengers arriving from high-risk countries should quarantine immediately at home or at your final destination for two weeks.

For questions and further information published by the German authority, enter here.

MEXICO

All passengers and crew entering or leaving the country must complete the Identification Questionnaire for Risk Factors in Travelers.

PERU

Who can enter the country:


Only nationals and permanent residents of Peru


All passengers entering the country must:
- Complete 14-day quarantine.

Domestic flights

  • Starting July 15, the use of a mask and face shield will be required.
  • It is important that all passengers traveling from Lima arrive at the airport 3 hours in advance.
  • All passengers must have an affidavit of health.
  • Passengers under 14 years of age may only travel, at least accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must submit an additional Affidavit
  • Passengers over 65 years of age must also submit an additional Affidavit.
  • By order of the Ministry of Health, all passengers traveling to and from Cajamarca and Jaén between July 27 and 31 must arrive at the airport 5 hours before the departure of their flight.

PORTUGAL

Who can enter the country:

  • Nationals and residents in Portugal and nationals of the European Union.
  • Residents in Portugal. Those with their expired residency will be able to enter only if it expired during the pandemic period.
  • Any person, regardless of their nationality, who resides (lives) in countries of the European Union, in Schengen associated states, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino; Holders of a long-stay visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State. 
  • Students who study in the Member States or the Associated Schengen States and who have the corresponding permit or visa. 
  • Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely. These circumstances must be justified documentary. 
  • Diplomatic personnel, Armed Forces, Security Forces, and Services; 
  • Health and relief professionals, selected personnel, including personnel assigned, to the special rural firefighting device. 
  • Temporary workers can enter and leave the national territory as long as they have a document that supports their experience.
  • Passengers with a long-term visa issued by Portugal:


This applies to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg. , Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, If arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.

This applies to family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.

 

  • Passengers with a long-term visa issued:

This applies to passengers with a long-term visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or the United Kingdom, returning via Portugal to their country of residence.

 

  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or the United Kingdom, returning via Portugal to your country of residence.

 

All passengers flying to Portugal must meet the following requirements before boarding:

  • All passengers traveling to Portugal (even those who remain in the departure lounge for a connection), must present a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test, performed 72 hours before the flight, otherwise they will not be able to travel.

 

Review the information published by the Ministry of Foreign Business of the Portuguese Republic.

SPAIN

Who is allowed to enter the country:

 

  • Nationals of Spain and nationals of the European Union.
    Foreigners with permanent residence in Spain (current) or with a return permit;
  • Any person, regardless of their nationality, who resides and demonstrates with official documents who live in countries of the European Union, in Schengen associated states, Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino;
  • Any person, regardless of their nationality, who resides and proves with official documents that live in any of the following countries, can enter the European Union without restriction: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China.
  • Holders of a long-stay visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State.
  • Holders of a long-term visa (Type D) issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State.
  • Border workers;
  • Healthcare or elderly care professionals who go to carry out their work activity;
  • Diplomatic, consular, international, military, and humanitarian organization personnel in the exercise of their functions.
  • Students who study in the Member States or the Associated Schengen States and who have the corresponding permit or visa.
  • Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely. These circumstances must be justified documentary.
  • People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited;
  • People who document documentary reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons.
  • Passengers with valid TIE (Foreign Identification Card) or with return authorization, even if it has expired during the alarm period or with a valid long-term visa.


All passengers must complete a health form before starting their trip, save the printed QR code digitally or in print, and present it to the destination health authority.

Recommendations on hand luggage: The Spanish authority suggests that passengers favor the transport of checked luggage and minimize carry-on baggage.


Connections:

To countries outside the Schengen area, passengers are allowed as long as they have a confirmed reservation and ticket, that the connection is no longer than 24 hours and that it remains in the departure lounge (checked luggage to the final destination).

To countries within the Schengen area, it is only allowed for passengers who are allowed to enter Spain.

UNITED STATES

Entry is restricted to passengers who have visited, transited or made a connection (even if they have remained in the departure lounge) in the last 14 days: the Republic of China (except Hong Kong and Macao), Iran, United Kingdom, Ireland, countries of the Schengen States and Brazil.

 

To whom are the restrictions not applicable?


The following passengers are exempt from the restriction, as long as they have their entrance through some of the 15 (*) airports that have reinforced their control processes:

 

- US citizens and legal residents of the United States.

- Foreigners whose spouse is a US citizen or legal resident of the United States.

- Foreigners who are a parent or legal guardian of a US citizen or legal resident of the United States, who is not married and under 21 years of age.

- Foreigners who are the sibling of a US citizen or legal resident of the United States living in the country whose sibling is not married and under 21 years of age.

- Minors under 21 years of age adoptive or possible to be a US citizen or legal resident. Valid boarding visa: IR-4 and IH-4.

- Foreigners traveling on invitation from the United States with the purpose of containing or mitigating the virus.

- Crew members.

- Foreigners traveling with one of the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1, or NATO-6.

- Foreigners who do not present a significant risk of introducing or transmitting the virus. This classification must be determined in writing by the Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the US government.

- Foreigners traveling with the purpose of improving compliance with the laws of the United States, determined by the Secretary of State or Secretary of National Security based on a recommendation of the US Attorney General.

- Foreigners whose travel purpose is in the national interest of the United States determined by the Secretary of State or Secretary of National Security.

- Passengers who have been to Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.),
Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside Europe), Sweden and Switzerland in the last 14 days, but who are exempt from the restriction to enter the United States, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.

 

* JFK (John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York), LAX (Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles), SFO (San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco), SEA (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle), ORD (Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, Chicago), HNL (Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu), ATL (Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta), IAD (Washington International Airport, Virginia), EWR (Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey), DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas), or DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Michigan), MIA (Miami International Airport), BOS (Logan International Airport, Boston), FLL (Fort Lauderdale International Airport) and IAH (George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston).

 

 

URUGUAY

Who can enter the country:

Nationals and residents of Uruguay.


Children or spouses of an Uruguayan, whose nationality is foreign and are traveling together with Uruguayan, must prove their relationship by means of a birth certificate or marriage certificate, as the case may be, apostilled by the Uruguayan consulate or notary (does not require translation). If you are traveling alone,  it is additionally required the authorization of the National Directorate of Migration of Uruguay.

Non-resident foreigners with temporary entry and for a period not exceeding 7 days for the following reasons:

- Work, economics, or business.

- Judicial


Passengers entering under these conditions must present documents that validate their entry and that are certified by the National Directorate of Migration of Uruguay and the competent Ministry.

 

All passengers to Uruguay must:

Present a negative PCR test at the airport of origin, performed no later than 72 hours before the flight's departure, and in an accredited laboratory in the country of origin. In case of not having it, boarding will be denied. Children under 6 are exempt from this.

Upon arrival in Uruguay, all passengers must perform the mandatory isolation for 7 to 14 days, except for passengers with temporary admission and for a period of fewer than 7 days.

Complete the affidavit delivered on board.

 

Connections:

Passengers in international air traffic are allowed as long as they do not leave the international area of ​​the airport and the country of destination admits their entry.