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COVID-19 Travel Information Worldwide

We have collected the most relevant statistics for travellers to evaluate related health risk, pandemic curves per country, travel restrictions.
 

I. Worldwide infections/deaths per capita

Timelines based on new deaths per capita may be particularly useful for assessing health related risks for travellers (see Which COVID-19 statistics are most relevant for travellers?)
Below you find daily updated statistics based on data from the European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and “Our World in Data”.
World Map: Daily new confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 per million people
Most popular language travel destinations: Timeline of confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 per million people
Most popular language travel destinations: Timeline of confirmed infections with COVID-19 per million people
COVID-19 regional distribution
Different regions within a country may have been affected to vastly different degrees by Covid 19. Urban areas with high population density tend to be affected on average stronger and earlier. It seems regions in colder climates tend to be affected stronger on average than warmer regions. Regions that have been affected earlier and stronger may not necessarily pose the highest current risk as some heavily affected regions may already be in a later stage of the pandemic curve.
COVID-19 Case fatality rates by age
COVID-19 Case fatality rates by age 

II. Travel restrictions

Travel restrictions: Countries implementing a global travel ban
Consult also excellent up to date information on travel restrictions per country at Kayak.com.
 

III. School closures

The graphs below are based on public schools. In some countries different regulations may apply for private schools, such as language schools.
School closures: Worldwide
School closures: Worldwide
Country-wide school closures. School closures just in some regions with high infection rates. No school closures. Unknown.
School closures: United States - Dates of closure
 

IV. Country Updates - Information for international travellers

Argentina
  • Argentina’s borders are currently closed to most travelers and entry is strictly controlled.
  • Following the latest safety guidelines and restrictions imposed by the Argentinian authorities, all schools in Argentina are offering online lessons, to remain in place until further notice.
  • In public people must stay 2 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Australia
  • Australia’s borders are closed. States and territories can apply their own restrictions, including closing their state borders and additional quarantine requirements.
  • Following the latest safety guidelines and restrictions imposed by the Australian authorities, all schools in Australia are offering online lessons, to remain in place until further notice.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Canada
  • Canadian borders are closed to most travelers and entry is strictly controlled. As of the 20th of October 2020, Designated Learning Institutes with a Covid-19 readiness plan approved by their province or territory will be able to reopen to international students holding a study permit.
  • All passengers must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry. All travelers must quarantine for 17 days upon arrival in Canada.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 2 metres in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • In public people must stay 2 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Costa Rica
  • As of the 1st of November 2020 Costa Rica has reopened its borders without any quarantine restrictions to all travellers.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
England UK
  • The UK has drawn up a detailed plan of its route of the lockdown. The schools are open and welcoming students on campus for face-to-face lessons.
  • The UK has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • All passengers must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours before entry as well as test again on the 2nd and 8th day of quarantine. The test must be booked online before arrival. All travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in England.
  • Before traveling to the UK, you must complete the public health passenger locator form 48 hours before your arrival.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 2 metres in the class and school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • The recommendation is to avoid public transport. If you do use public transport, it’s mandatory to wear a mask and you must stay 2 metres apart from other people.
  • In public, people must stay 2 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
France
  • There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European Union Member States, Andorra, the Vatican, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, and Switzerland. All passengers arriving in France must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry. All passengers are subject to a 7 days of quarantine in a hotel designated by the French authorities.
  • Following the latest safety guidelines and restrictions imposed by the French authorities, all schools in French are offering online lessons, to remain in place until further notice.
  • Travellers who have stayed - or transited - in Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, or in the UK in the 14 days before they arrive in France, are subject to a 7 days of quarantine. All passengers arriving in France must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry. All passengers are subject to a 7 days of quarantine in a hotel designated by the French authorities.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 1 metre in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • In public people must stay 1 metre apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Germany
  • Travelling to and from the EU Member States, States associated with Schengen (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein), Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving in France must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 48 hours prior to entry. Quarantine regulations may apply to travelers arriving from high-risk areas.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 1 metre in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • In public, people must stay 1 metre apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Greece
  • Those traveling from the European Union Member States and countries that are parties to the Schengen Agreement, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Russian, and Israel are allowed to enter the country without restrictions. All visitors must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry. All travelers must quarantine for 7 days upon arrival in Greece.
  • Greece has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Albania, Turkey, and North Macedonia.
  • In public, people must stay 1.5 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask in public transport and public spaces.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is recommended.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Ireland
  • Ireland is still under a level 5 lockdown and due to this temporary measure, schools are offering online lessons, to remain in place until further notice.
  • All passengers arriving in Ireland must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. All passengers must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry.
  • As of the 22nd of December 2020, Ireland has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in the UK.
  • Before traveling to Ireland, you must complete the public health passenger locator form 48 hours before your arrival.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 1 metre in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • In public, people must stay 1 metre apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Italy
  • Following the latest safety guidelines and restrictions imposed by the Italian authorities, all schools in Italy are offering online lessons, to remain in place until further notice.
  • Passengers traveling from San Marino and Vatican City are allowed to enter the country without restrictions.
  • Traveling to and from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 48 hours before entry. All passengers are subject to 5-day health surveillance and fiduciary isolation and are required to undergo a PCR test again on the 5th day of quarantine.
  • Passengers traveling from Australia, Rwanda, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Thailand are allowed to enter the country without restrictions and must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 48 hours prior to entry.
  • Italy has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil.
  • Travellers who have stayed - or transited - in Austria in the 14 days before they arrive in Italy, are subject to a 14-day health surveillance and fiduciary isolation.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 1 metre in the classroom and school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • In public, people must stay 1 metre apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Japan
  • Japan has restricted the entry of travelers who have been in various countries around the world in the past 14 days. These restricted countries include: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Canada, United States of America, Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central Africa, Comoros, Cote d'ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • All travelers must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Japan.
  • In public, people must stay 1.8 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. It’s also recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 1.8 metres in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and constantly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Malta
  • Following the latest safety guidelines and restrictions imposed by the Maltese authorities, all schools in Malta are offering online lessons, to remain in place until at least the 11th of April 2021.
  • Passengers arriving from the following countries must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan included), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, and Vatican City. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry.
  • As of the 22nd of December 2020, Malta has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in the UK.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 2 metres in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • In public people must stay 2 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Mexico
  • Mexico has not implemented any entry restrictions, but travellers arriving from countries affected by coronavirus are subject to restrictions related to epidemiological situation of the country of origin and are subject to quarantine restrictions.
  • A completed "cuestionario de identificación de factores de riesgo en viajeros" must be presented to the authorities upon arrival.
  • The land borders between the US and Mexico are closed to all nonessential visitors.
  • In public, people must stay 1 metre apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 1 metre in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
New Zealand
  • New Zealand’s borders are closed to most travelers and entry is strictly controlled.
  • Following the latest safety guidelines and restrictions imposed by New Zealand’s authorities, all schools in New Zealand are offering online lessons, to remain in place until further notice.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Portugal
  • Following the latest safety guidelines and restrictions imposed by the Portuguese authorities, all schools in Portugal are offering online lessons, to remain in place until further notice.
  • Portugal has opened borders for residents in the European Union, countries that are parties to the Schengen Agreement, and passengers traveling from Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Macao.
  • As of the 22nd of December 2020, Portugal has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in the UK.
  • Portugal has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 2 metres in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and constantly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • In public, people must stay 2 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. It’s also recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Russia
  • Russia has reopened its borders without quarantine requirements for residents in Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Greece, Egypt, Finland, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, the Republic of Cuba, the Republic of Maldives, the UAE, Seychelles, Serbia, Singapore, Tanzania, Turkey, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, and Japan. All travelers must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 2 metres in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • In public people must stay 2 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Scotland
  • The UK has drawn up a detailed plan of its route of the lockdown. The schools are open and welcoming students on campus for face-to-face lessons.
  • Scotland has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • All travelers must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry. All travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Scotland.
  • Before traveling to Scotland, you should provide information such as: contact details, your journey, and the address where you will self-isolate. You will be able to complete the public health passenger locator form 48 hours before your arrival.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 2 metres in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and constantly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • The recommendation is to avoid public transport. If you do use public transport, it’s mandatory to wear a mask and you must stay 2 metres apart from other people.
  • In public people must stay 2 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
South Korea
  • South Korea’s borders are closed to most travelers and entry is strictly controlled.
  • Students who are planning to travel to South Korea are required to apply for a short-term visa (C-3 Visa) or a long-term visa (H-1 Visa) as the South Korean government has temporarily stopped visa free entry for some nationalities.
  • All passengers arriving in South Korea must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. All passengers must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry. All travelers must also complete Health Declaration Forms and Special Quarantine Declaration Forms through a self-diagnosis app.
  • In public, people must stay 2 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 2 metres in the classroom and the school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Spain
  • There are no restrictions for those traveling to Spain from the European Union Member States and countries that are parties to the Schengen Agreement. Traveling to and from Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand is allowed without restrictions. Before traveling to Spain, it is mandatory to fill out a Health Control Form and sign it electronically. All passengers must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry.
  • As of the 22nd of December 2020, Spain has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in the UK.
  • Spain has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil and South Africa.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subject to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres in classrooms and on school premises and it is enforced to wash and disinfect hands often and thoroughly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • In public, people must stay 1.5 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask in public transport and public spaces.
  • In public (inside and outside), when not possible to keep social distance, face masks are mandatory for anyone aged 6 and over, following recommendations from the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, regular disinfection, and cleaning protocols, and they are only allowed to service in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
USA
  • The USA has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Brazil and South Africa.
  • The land borders between the US and Mexico and the US and Canada are closed to all nonessential visitors.
  • The CDC recommends that all people wear masks or face coverings in public places. You should always check for restrictions yourself based on your specific trip itinerary.
Last revision/update: 12 April 2021
Top destinations for learning English by lowest number of daily new Covid 19 infections per 100.000 people (updated every week):
  • Australia 0.1
  • New Zealand 0.21
  • England UK 4
  • Scotland 4
  • Ireland 9.5
  • Malta 10.87
  • Canada 24.06
  • USA 24.98
Top destinations for learning Spanish by lowest number of daily new Covid 19 infections per 100.000 people (updated every week):
  • Mexico 3.91
  • Spain 23.26
  • Costa Rica 52.96
  • Argentina 53.39
 

V. Which COVID-19 statistics are most relevant for travellers?

For assessing travel related risks the following points should be considered when reading statistics:
Per capita data instead of total country data:
Most statistics provide numbers simply aggregated by country instead of per capita data per country. Consequently risks in countries with smaller populations may be underestimated compared to risks in countries with larger populations.
Deaths instead of confirmed cases/infections:
Due to limited testing capacities in many countries only a fraction of patients with symptoms are actually tested. Moreover, countries engaging in effective identification of contacts of positively tested patients will consequently identify many cases that may go undetected in countries without such effective identification and notification of contacts. While this will lead to higher numbers of confirmed cases, it will in fact reduce the infection risk for the individual and the population. Regarding reported deaths it is important to consider that most countries count in their statistics deaths with Covid 19, instead of deaths because of Covid 19. This means statistics may count some deaths because of other reasons but which were tested positive on Covid-19. Despite challenges in the attribution of cause of deaths, the number of deaths as an indicator seems much more reliable and more meaningful for comparing risks in different countries, than counts of infections. The downside of looking at “confirmed deaths” as an indicator is that it comes with some weeks of delay compared to data on confirmed infections. Therefore observations of trends are even more important when looking at data of deaths.
New deaths/cases instead data aggregated over all time:
Different countries are at different points at the curve of the pandemic at any given time. Countries such as China have a large number of aggregated cases, while the number of new infections is actually very low these days. One may, therefore, underestimate the risk in countries with increasing numbers of cases compared to countries with decreasing numbers of cases.
Graph with time lines of historic data instead of single point data:
Data presented in time lines will inform about the curve of the epidemic in a given country and give clues on the potential future development.
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