Re-Openings and Requirements

What you need to get in and back

Most Recent Update – 21 June 2022

We understand that the decision to travel is a personal one. Ultimately, what matters most is that you feel comfortable. We have protocols in place for all of our trips and are proud to report there have been no known cases of COVID transmission on any MT Sobek trip.

On April 19, 2021, the US State Department announced that it would begin to update its travel advisories to more closely align with those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Per the CDC, “This does not imply a reassessment of the current health situation in a given country, but rather reflects an adjustment in the State Department’s Travel Advisory system to rely more on CDC’s existing epidemiological assessments.” This has resulted on over 80% of countries being placed at “Level 4: Do Not Travel.”

Neither a State Department Level 4 Travel Advisory nor a CDC Travel Health Notice prohibits Americans from traveling to a particular destination. MT Sobek has successfully operated trips in many of the countries now at Level 4 without issue including Ecuador, Egypt, Costa Rica, Mexico, Turkey and Uganda. We will continue to build on what we’ve already learned as the world continues to reopen, allowing us to responsibly operate trips in more and more places across the globe. We encourage all those who are eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19 regardless of entry requirements.

See the regions below for more information on requirements for countries that are currently open to U.S. travelers.


  • Algeria
  • Botswana
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe


  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam


  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • England & Scotland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Montenegro
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland

Latin (Central and South) America

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Peru

Middle East

  • Iran
  • Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan)
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Turkey

The Pacific

  • New Zealand

Returning to the United States from Abroad

On June 12, 2022 the CDC lifted the negative COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers entering the US by air.

For more details, see CDC – FAQs

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For travelers over 12 years old, to enter Travelers to Algeria must be fully vaccinated.  If the traveler is not fully vaccinated, they must present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to boarding their flight. The antigen test on arrival has been cancelled as of March 20, 2022.

Updated 08 Apr 2022


Travelers to Botswana must be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means having had two doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If one has had either of the two and is overdue for a booster shot, then they are no longer considered fully vaccinated until they have their booster shot.

For more details, see  US Embassy for Botswana

Updated 28 February 2022


Fully vaccinated travelers to Egypt do not need a negative COVID-19 test result. Fully vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate proving they have been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine. The accepted vaccines are: Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik V. The certificate should show the last dose was administered at least 14 days ago and must have a QR code.

Mandatory health insurance and mandatory health declaration form are also required. Download PDF See US Embassy – Egypt

Updated 15 Jun 2022


Ethiopia has revised its entry requirements in relation to COVID-19 pandemic effective from 1st April 2022. Any international traveler above the age of twelve coming through international airports of the country shall bring a certificate of negative RT-PCR test done up to 72 hours or three days before departure or Antigen- RDT negative test up to 24 hours before arriving to Ethiopia. 

For more details, see Ethiopian Travel Updates

Updated 20 Jun 2022


All travelers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID- 19 vaccination. All travelers coming to Kenya who are fully vaccinated shall be exempt from the requirement of a PCR test.

For more details see Assn for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa

Updated 7 Apr 2022


Proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Madagascar is required to travel to Madagascar and then a rapid antigen test taken must be taken at the airport on arrival (cost 15 Euros). If the rapid antigen test on arrival is positive, the traveler must quarantine in a government approved hotel or health facility (at their own expense) for 7 days. There are no vaccine requirements for Madagascar and it is recommended to wear a mask in public spaces.

For more information, see Madagascar Tourism Board

Updated 16 Jun 2022


As of May 17, 2022, the entry requirements for Morocco are as follows: For all travelers aged 12 and over, a valid vaccination pass OR a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old. The passenger’s health form must be filled in online at the following link: Health Form, printed and signed before check-in. For all travelers under 12 years old, just the passenger’s health form must be filled out online at the following link: Health Form printed and signed before check-in.

For more information on the validity of the vaccination pass, please visit this link: Ministry of Health

Updated 16 Jun 2022


Fully vaccinated travelers arriving in Namibia no longer require a negative PCR test in order to enter the country. However, they must still present a valid and authentic vaccination certificate on arrival. At this stage visitors just need a hard copy of the vaccination certificate. FULLY VACCINATED is defined as anybody who has received their second dose of a WHO approved vaccine at least two weeks prior to travel, although those who have used the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine only need to have had a single dose. 

Unvaccinated travelers, including children aged five years and older, will still need to present a valid negative PCR test result on arrival in Namibia and the test must not be older than 72 hours on arrival in Namibia from the times the sample was taken. These negative PCR test certificates still need to be uploaded on the African Union Trusted Travel System prior to arrival, although travelers should also bring a hard copy.

For more details, see U.S. Embassy for Namibia.

Updated 17 Mar 2022


Passengers boarding flights to Rwanda must present a negative Covid-19 test (rapid or PCR) taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Children under five (5) years of age do not require a test .  We recommend you have a printed copy. Most other COVID restrictions have been removed, but certain meeting venues and national parks require Covid tests. All Primate visits – PCR tests are required (Nyungwe & Volcanoes National Park); other park visits – rapid tests are required (hikes in Nyungwe & Volcanoes Natonal Park plus Akagera National Park) Testing is available at health facilities and other designated venues at 50,000 RWF (or US$50) for PCR tests (required to access Virunga National Park). Face masks are no longer mandatory in Rwanda, but their use is encouraged in public indoor settings, and are still required when gorilla trekking.

For more details, see Rwanda COVID-19

Updated 17 Jun 2022

South Africa

On 23 March 2022, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country’s remaining coronavirus-related restrictions will be loosened. Effective immediately, fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to present a negative PRC test result to gain entry into South Africa. Those who are not fully vaccinated remain subject to providing proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure for South Africa.

Updated 23 Mar 2022


The Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority requires all passengers entering Sudan to possess:

  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that the passenger is fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
  • A negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate taken not more than 72 hours before arrival; or
  • A negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate taken not more than 96 hours before arrival if arriving from a long list of countries, including the USA and Canada. Passengers 8 years old and younger are exempt.

For more details see US Embassy for Sudan

Updated 16 Jun 2022


Tanzania has relaxed its COVID-19 measures, removing the requirement of a 72-hour negative RT PCR result and rapid antigen test for the fully vaccinated arrivals. Announcing the new measures, Tanzania’s Minister of Health Ms. Ummy Mwalimu said, fully inoculated travelers from March 17, 2022, are required to have a valid vaccination certificate with QR code for verification upon arrival.

For more details, see US Embassy for Tanzania

Updated 7 Apr 2022


Uganda’s Ministry of Health announced that the requirement for a negative PCR test for all incoming and departing travelers has been suspended with immediate effect for those who are fully vaccinated.. All arriving passengers are now required to complete the MOH HealthDesk form in advance of their arrival into Entebbe.

Updated 28 Apr 2022


Zimbabwe has removed PCR tests for inbound vaccinated travelers. The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting said in a tweet that a valid vaccination certificate showing travelers were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 would suffice.

For more details, see Zimbabwean Tourism 

Updated 7 Apr 2022

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Cambodia has announced the reinstatement of its Visa on Arrival program (VOA) which applies to visitors from all countries; a significant streamlining of previous entry procedures. Upon arrival, guests need only present proof of vaccination, proof of health insurance which can also be purchased on the spot, and download a contact tracing app. After that, they are free to explore Cambodia.

For full details and exemptions, see Cambodia Ministry of Tourism

Updated 18 March 2022


Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States with a valid vaccination certificate showing that at least 15 days have passed since the completion of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule can visit India.

Travelers must submit a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal prior to scheduled travel. They must upload their vaccination certificate, if vaccinated, or proof of negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours before departure, if not vaccinated. Each traveler shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise. For full details and exemptions, see India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Updated 10 February 2022


President Joko Widodo announced that beginning 18 May fully vaccinated international travelers will no longer be required to present a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival — including passengers traveling to the tourist destinations of Bali and Riau islands.  Entry requirements are proof of vaccination, and proof of health insurance.

Updated 18 May 2022


Vaccinated travelers can now enter Laos with no testing, no quarantine, no mandatory COVID insurance and no travel restrictions once in the country. Furthermore, visa requirements have been returned to normal as have border crossings.

Updated 09 May 2022


Malaysia’s health minister announced that beginning on 1 May, fully vaccinated international travelers to Malaysia will no longer be required to conduct pre-departure or on-arrival COVID-19 testing. Travel insurance will no longer be mandatory for travelers entering Malaysia, and check-ins via the MySejahtera app will no longer be required. 

Updated 29 April 2022


To enter Mongolia, travelers must be fully vaccinated with at least 14 days since the second (or only) dose and must have a negative PCR test result received 72 hours or less prior to arrival in Mongolia. Travelers must take a Covid-19 test on arrival. Quarantine is no longer required. Americans do not require a visa to travel to Mongolia.

For more details, see Immigration Agency of Mongolia

Updated 28 February 2022


Most travelers from United States can visit Nepal—vaccinated or unvaccinated. Travelers must arrive with certificate of full vaccination for COVID-19 or, if unvaccinated, must show a negative covid test not less than 72 hours before the start of their travel. Children below 5 years are exempt. For full details and exemptions, see Nepal Immigration

A mandatory contact information form is required  Complete online, then print and bring the confirmation/bar code to Nepal.

Updated 16 Jun 2022


Most travelers from United States can visit Pakistan, but there are restrictions. Travelers arriving with proof of negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours before departure will not be required to quarantine.  For full details and exemptions, see Pakistani Government

A mandatory contact information form is required   Get iOS app   Get Android app or Complete Online


Beginning May 1, 2022 Thailand will remove the need for a PCR test and 1-night hotel stay upon arrival.

In addition, they are set to reduce the minimum mandatory health insurance coverage from $20,000 to $10,000.

Starting May 1, guests will need only submit proof of vaccination and health insurance coverage to acquire their Thailand Pass and will be free to explore Thailand upon arrival.

Updated 22 April 2022


Passengers who are fully vaccinated with a booster can enter Tajikistan with a vaccination certificate. Those who do not have a vaccination certificate, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours before arrival. 

For more details, see US Embassy for Tajikistan

Updated 20 Jun 2022


From 10 June 2022, all COVID requirements for entry to Uzbekistan will be canceled.

Updated 09 June 2022


Vietnam is now fully open for tourism with no testing, no quarantine and no travel restrictions regardless of vaccination status. In addition, Vietnam also announced the resumption of its Visa Exemption policy for citizens of 13 nations including the UK and several European nations, as well as an e-Visa for citizens from some 80 other nations including the USA and most remaining European nations.

Updated 19 May 2022

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Effective May 1, 2021, the Government of Albania repealed COVID-19-related entry requirements.

See U.S. Embassy in Albania

Updated 11 Jun 2022


On May 14, Austria removed all entry restrictions. Proof of vaccination, recovery or testing are no longer required.

See U.S. Embassy in Austria

Updated 13 Jun 2022

Bosnia & Herzegovina

As of May 26, 2022, BiH authorities have removed entry restrictions related to COVID-19.

See U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Updated 13 Jun 2022


Croatia removed all border-crossing restrictions, notably the requirement for non-EU citizens to present a COVID-19 certificate or proof of vaccination for entry to Croatia.  There are no longer any COVID-related restrictions for entry to Croatia.

See U.S. Embassy in Croatia

Updated 13 Jun 2022

England & Scotland

From March 18, all travelers to the UK will not need to take any COVID-19 tests or fill in a passenger locator form when travelling to the UK from abroad. These changes apply whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

  • You do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • You do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
  • You do not need to quarantine when you arrive

It includes people who are transiting through England. You should follow any rules that your travel provider tells you to follow.

See U.S. Embassy & Consulates in the United Kingdom

Updated 14 Jun 2022


Fully vaccinated travelers coming from the United States can enter with proof of full vaccination.  Travelers who are not fully vaccinated require a negative PCR or antigen test performed within the 72 hours (PCR test) or 48 hours (antigen test) before entering France. A certificate of recovery/positive COVID test dated more than 11 days after COVID was contracted but less than six months ago might be accepted for entry purposes, but it is not clear if this includes certificates without an EU-compatible QR code, such as those issued in the United States.  This includes land and sea travelers as well as air travelers. There is no quarantine requirement.   

As of February 1, French authorities require a traveler age 18 and over to receive a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine if it has been 9 months or more since the second dose (the single dose for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine)  to be considered fully vaccinated for entry into France.  Travelers who received the booster more than 9 months after their second dose may still enter France, so long as one week has passed since they received the booster dose.

See U.S. Embassy & Consulates in France

Updated 15 Jun 2022


Travelers from certain countries are allowed to enter Greece. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling. For full, see General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece

Every tourist must fill in the special PLF (Passenger Location Form) no later than 23:59 of the day before arriving in Greece. This is done here.


Per the U.S. Embassy in Iceland, Entry into Iceland is possible again, as before the pandemic.

  • No COVID related entry regulations (e.g. No vaccination, No Passenger Locator Form, No pre-arrival testing) will be enforced.
  • No COVID related measures within Iceland (except at Hospitals and Health Clinics where wearing a mask is required).

See U.S. Embassy in Iceland

Updated 10 Jun 2022


U.S. citizens are permitted to enter the Republic of Ireland. You no longer need to complete a passenger locator form. You also no longer need proof of vaccination or recovery, or a COVID-19 test.

See U.S. Mission Ireland

Updated 13 June 2022


U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Italy. Starting from June 1, 2022, travelers to Italy will no longer be required to show the Green pass (i.e. Anti-COVID 19 vaccination certificate or recovery certificate, or a negative swab test) to enter Italy and are not subject to quarantine upon arrival to Italy if they do not possess the Green pass.

See U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Italy

Updated 20 Jun 2022


Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Not by the Kosovo government, but may be required by airlines.

As of May 1, 2022, Kosovo does not seek your vaccination status records, however we recommend you bring your vaccination records with you.

See U.S. Embassy in Kosovo

Updated 11 Jun 2022


As of March 11, 2022, no proof of vaccination, COVID-19 passports/certificates or COVID-19 tests are required to enter Montenegro.

See U.S. Embassy in Montenegro

Updated 13 Jun 2022


U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Norway. The remaining entry restrictions, i.e. the duty to complete entry registration and to produce a negative test prior to arrival, are being removed. Testing before and after arrival in Svalbard will continue.

See U.S. Embassy in Norway

Updated 11 Jun 2022


All passengers 12 years old older must present EITHER:

  • EU Digital Vaccination Certificate OR No specific guidance exists indicating if U.S. CDC vaccine card are accepted for proof of vaccination. As such U.S. Embassy Lisbon strongly recommends all U.S. citizens travelling from the United States to Portugal follow option 2, present a negative COVID 19 test before boarding (see below)
  • Negative COVD TesT, PCR / NAAT test 72 hours before boarding or Rapid Antigen / TRAg test 24 hours before boarding.

See U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Portugal

Updated 11 Jun 2022


Slovenian border officials (and at airports) no longer require proof of vaccination or negative Covid test for entry.

If you are traveling to Slovenia via another country in the European Union (EU), note that the EU requires non-essential travelers (such as for tourism) to show proof of vaccination. 

See U.S. Embassy in Slovenia

Updated 11 Jun 2022


U.S. citizens can travel from the United States to Spain if they show that they are vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a recovery certificate, or show a negative diagnostic test result (NAAT or RAT) performed either within 72hours prior to departure to Spain for a NAAT (e.g. – PCR test) or within 24 hours prior to departure to Spain for a RAT (e.g. – rapid antigen test).

Minors up to 12 years of age do not have to show proof of vaccination, a recovery certificate, or a negative COVID test.

Vaccines are valid from 14 days after the last dose up to 270 days. If more than 270 days (9 months) have passed since receiving the last required dose of their COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. citizens must show proof of having received a booster shot. The booster shot certificate is valid since the day it was administered. Recovery certificates that are issued at least 11 days after the first positive COVID test, and up to a maximum of 180 days after the date of sampling, are accepted as valid. The COVID tests accepted are those authorized by the European Commission and must have been performed by healthcare professionals after October 1, 2021. Passengers with a Recovery Certificate other than an EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent must also provide documentary proof of the diagnostic test from which the Recovery Certificate is derived.

Additionally, U.S. citizens traveling from the United States to Spain must present upon arrival in Spain a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health portal, obtained through the website or by downloading the “SpTH app” in Google Play Store or iTunes App Store for each traveler, regardless of their age and duration of the trip.

See U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Spain and Andorra

Updated 13 Jun 2022


As of May 2, 2022, Entry into Switzerland from all countries is possible again, as before the pandemic. No COVID related entry regulations (e.g. No vaccination, No Passenger Locator Form, No pre-arrival testing) will be enforced by the Swiss government. No COVID related measures within Switzerland (e.g. No mask mandate, No Swiss COVID certificate). Wearing of masks in public transportation and crowded places is not mandatory but recommended.

See U.S. Embassy in Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Updated 16 Jun 2022

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Latin (Central and South) America


Argentina is open for international tourism. Travelers will require an electronic sworn statement submitted within 48 hours before departure (available here), confirming vaccination status and absence of COVID-19 symptoms; and evidence of medical travel insurance that includes hospitalization, quarantine, and transportation coverage for COVID-19. Airlines will require evidence of the sworn statement and medical insurance. A COVID-19 test is recommended within 24 hours after arrival regardless of the vaccination status.

See details at US Embassy for Argentina

Updated 20 June 2022


Chile is open for international tourism. Travelers require a completed “Traveler’s Affidavit” prepared less than 48 hours before arrival in Chile (available here); and proof of a health insurance policy that provides coverage for COVID-19 and related health issues during the traveler’s stay in Chile, with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000.

As of April 14, 2022, the Chilean government no longer requires travelers to obtain a Mobility Pass in order to enter Chile. However, a valid Mobility Pass is still required in many situations (including for domestic flights, indoor dining at restaurants, and participation in organized tours), and travelers on MT Sobek Adventures in Chile must obtain the Mobility Pass in order to participate. The form is available here. The Mobility Pass must be obtained prior to arriving in Chile, and the process may take a minimum of 4 weeks. The approved Mobility Pass should have all vaccinations (including booster shots) individually registered.

The Chilean government conducts random COVID tests for arriving international passengers. A passenger who tests positive will be required to complete quarantine at the address listed on their Traveler’s Affidavit or at a location determined by the Ministry of Health.

See details at US Embassy for Chile

Updated 20 June 2022

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is open for international tourism. Travelers are able to enter Costa Rica by air or designated land border crossing sites. Travelers are not required to show proof of vaccination status or proof of a medical insurance policy to cover COVID-19 related illness. No quarantine is required upon entry.

See details at US Embassy for Costa Rica

Updated 20 June 2022


Ecuador and the Galapagos are open for international tourism. All travelers 3 years and older arriving in Ecuador must provide either an official vaccination card showing the traveler received a complete series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Ecuador or proof of a negative COVID RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding a flight to Ecuador; and must also present a declaration of traveler health, available on the Ministry of Health website. Airlines will verify that travelers have a vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test before boarding at the point of origin.

Beginning February 9, 2022, all persons present in Ecuador wishing to travel to the Galapagos Islands must in addition to the above requirements for entering Ecuador, also provide either an official vaccination card showing the traveler received a complete series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Ecuador or proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test a maximum of 72 hours prior to boarding the aircraft to the Galapagos.

Travelers who present symptoms of COVID-19 will be evaluated by Ministry of Health personnel. Rapid antigen testing may also be conducted. If the rapid antigen test is positive, the traveler must isolate for 10 days. The isolation may take place at a place of accommodation at the traveler’s personal expense. If the rapid antigen test is negative, no isolation is required.

See details at US Embassy for Ecuador

Updated 20 June 2022


Mexico is open for international tourism and U.S. citizens are permitted to enter.

A negative COVID-19 test is not required for entry. Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry; passengers may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks. Those exhibiting symptoms may be subject to additional health screening and/or quarantine.

See details at US Embassy for Mexico

Updated 20 June 2022


Peru is open for international tourism. Travelers must present an official vaccination card showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to boarding at their point of origin (with “fully vaccinated” being defined according to the vaccination scheme of their home country). Peruvian citizens 18 and older who reside in Peru are required to show proof of three doses of COVID-19 vaccine to enter the country. In all provinces of Peru, adults over the age of 18 must show proof of vaccination to enter enclosed spaces (and individuals 40 and older must have received their booster). We highly recommend that all travelers receive at least one booster shot to avoid any problems when entering or traveling within Peru. If not fullyvaccinated, travelers 12 years of age and older must present a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken within 48 hours prior to boarding an incoming flight to Peru. Children under 12 years of age must only be asymptomatic prior to boarding an incoming flight to Peru.

All passengers must also complete an affidavit of health here, prior to boarding their flight to Peru.

U.S. citizens traveling to Peru from the United States are not required to quarantine upon arrival to Peru and may proceed to their final destination upon arrival.

KN95 masks are required indoors throughout the country. If you do not have a KN95, double masking is mandatory, with one of the masks being a surgical mask.

See details at US Embassy for Peru.

Updated 20 June 2022

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Middle East


Travelers to Iran must be fully vaccinated and are required to present a negative PCR test from within 96 hours of arrival. If an individual is infected by COVID-19 while in Iran, they will be quarantined for 14 days and the expenses of the quarantine period and medication will be borne by the individual.

For more information, please see US Virtual Embassy for Iran

Updated 30 Nov 2021

Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan)

International travelers are permitted to enter Iraq and airports are open throughout the country.  Travelers should be aware that flight suspensions may be implemented at any time and on short notice. 

For more information, please see US Embassy for Iraq

Updated 20 Jun 2022


Beginning Friday, May 20, all travelers flying into Israel will no longer be required to take a PCR test upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV). This will allow for travelers to depart the airport without having to take a COVID test and quarantine – visitors are free to begin their vacation the minute they step off the plane.

Pre-departure testing will still be required (before flying to Israel) – as of today, travelers can opt to either take an Antigen test (within 24 hours of departure) or PCR test (within 72 hours of travel). A completed entry form is also still required to enter the country.

For more details see: Government of Israel

Updated 12 May 2022


Passengers traveling to Jordan are required to visit portal prior to departure, complete the required form, and obtain the QR code which is mandatory to be presented prior to boarding and upon arrival.

Passengers must have a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure from the first boarded flight and submit Passenger Health Declaration and Locator form before boarding.

Exemptions include Vaccinated Passengers:
Vaccinations certificates proving that full course of vaccination has been completed issued from the following countries are approved: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, EU Countries, Japan, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunis, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA. The vaccination certificate shall be in the Arabic or English language only and presented to airline personnel prior to boarding.

Health Insurance: 
Proof of health insurance is mandatory for non-Jordanians.

Updated 3 March 2022


All travelers to Lebanon are required to present upon arrival a negative PCR test from within 96 hours of arrival, submit to an additional PCR test at the airport and a 72 hour quarantine, and download the CovidLebTrack app, unless excepted. Exceptions include travelers under the age of 12, and travelers arriving from either Brazil or the United Kingdom who have documented proof of testing positive for COVID-19 more than 15 days prior to arrival as well as vaccinated travelers from the United States and 228 other countries are not required to quarantine on arrival in Lebanon.

For more details see:  US Embassy Lebanon


Travelers to Oman must be fully vaccinated.  If they are fully vaccinated, they no longer need to present a negative PCR test on arrival.

For more information, please see US Embassy Oman

Updated 3 March 2022


All requirements for testing or showing proof of vaccination when entering Turkey have been removed as of June 1, 2022. For more information: Turkey Travel Rules

Updated 15 Jun 2022

The Pacific

New Zealand

The New Zealand Government has announced that New Zealand’s borders are reopening to many international travelers.

Australian visitors will be able to enter quarantine-free from 11:59 pm on 12 April and then visitors from visa-waiver countries including the USA will be able to enter quarantine-free from 11:59pm on 1 May.

Details on entry requirements will be updated soon.

Updated 16 Mar 2022

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