Countries General Travel Requirements

Countries General Travel Requirements

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-Some countries government authorities request an advanced documents to be filled by passengers before arrival, document has to be filled through the mentioned URL before flight time therefore, if your destination is one of the below you are kindly requested to print the document (PDF file or online form) and fill it before your flight :























Kingdom of Saudi Arabia






-Effective from 01st February 21 EgyptAir will resume daily operation to Lagos.
-All Passengers travelling to Nigeria are required to register via the International Travel online Portal to provide the following required health information:
1-Provide required health information. 
2-Upload their pre departure Covid-19 PCR test result. 
3-Pay for a repeat Covid-19 PCR test to be carried out 7 days upon arriving the country and generate a QR barcode. The presentation of a QR barcode on arrival in Lagos will expedite clearance and prevent unnecessary delay and congestions at the airport.
-Where this is a requirement for a COVID-19 test result at transit points and or destination countries, Out bound passengers are strongly advised to book and get tested at government approved COVID -19 testing laboratories which can be accessed Here .
-Please be informed that the adherence to the above mentioned authorities instructions is very important especially during this period of the second wave of the virus. In some limited cases, if the passenger failed to do the online second PCR test payment, he must be informed that the Health Port authorities does not collect cash money for the second PCR test and he must have a valid and active credit card to pay upon arrival which is not the default of the instructions. 
•Any passenger who has visited (Brazil / India / Turkey) within (14) days preceding travel to Nigeria, shall be denied entry into Nigeria. This regulation, however, does not apply to passengers who transited through these countries. 
•Non-Nigerians will be denied entry and returned to the country of embarkation. 
•Nigerians and those with permanent resident permit shall undergo seven (7) days of mandatory quarantine in a Government approved facility at the point-of-entry city and at cost to the passenger. (Within 24 hours of arrival shall take a COVID-19 PCR test)

-All Passengers arriving to Nigeria MUST have NEGATIVE PCR test within 72 hours before departure (the 72-hour test validity is from the first point of departure). 
-Children aged Ten (10) years and below traveling to Nigeria are exempted from NEGATIVE COVID-19 PCR test result as a requirements for boarding flights, the payment for the repeat COVID-19 PCR test in Nigeria is also not applicable to this age group.
-Diplomats traveling to Nigeria are required to use the International Travel online Portal to provide the required information and upload their NEGATIVE PCR test result. The payment for the repeat COVID-19 PCR test in Nigeria is also not applicable to Diplomats.
-All passengers should  proceed on a 07 days self - isolation and Quarantine once they arrive to Nigeria. The payment for the 2nd PCR test is mandatory for all passengers.
-Passengers originating from (UK / South Africa) with final destination being Nigeria, the following shall apply:  
1- Passengers must present (permit to fly (QR code) generated from Here / Negative COVID-19 result within 96 Hours) to allow to board.
2- Self-Isolation for 7 days.
•All passengers should Proceed on mandatory 7 days self-isolation/quarantine in their selected place of abode; self-isolation in the city of port of entry is not mandatory. The payment for the 2nd PCR test is mandatory for all passengers.
•Passengers to present themselves at the laboratory/sample collection centers on the 7th day of arrival. Samples will be taken, and a COVID-19 PCR test done. The selected private laboratory provider will send a reminder text message, email, or phone call to the passenger a day before the appointment.




South Africa

South Sudan



Sultanate of Oman







United Kingdom

Effective from 08th June 2021 (04:00 AM), Egypt will be added to red list countries, the following instructions will be applied on all passengers traveling from a high risk country to UK (including Egypt):
•British nationalities and Irish and Only those with residence rights in the UK will be allowed entry if you have travelled to a red list country in the past 10 days.
Effective from 08th July 2021 (04:00 AM), Sudan is added to red list countries, passengers arriving from Sudan or who were transit via Sudan during the last 10 days, are not allowed to enter except for UK citizens or UK residents (Quarantine for 10 days is required)
•Passengers are required to book the quarantine package and the testing package. and the list of banned (red list) countries can be found through This link .
•Some exemption concerning red zone countries through This link.
•If passengers transit through Cairo airport, then they are deemed to have travelled through a red list country and the rules as stated for red zone countries will apply.
•The pre-departure test is required and to have proof of a negative result. Passengers will also need to quarantine for 10 days in a managed quarantine hotel and take 2 PCR coronavirus (COVID-19) tests on or before day 2 and again on or after day 8.
•Fill out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) to record details of the quarantine and testing booking. Individuals are subject to a £10,000 fine and imprisonment for knowingly filling out the form incorrectly. All travelers must complete the PLF before travelling to England.

Effective 15th December 2020; Passengers cannot travel internationally or within the UK, unless for work, education or other legally permitted exemptions. Overnight stays away from primary residences will not be allowed, except for specific exceptions including for work.
•Incoming travelers will be subjected to a mandatory self-imposed 10-day quarantine. Those who do not have the possibility of self-isolating at their residence, hotel or with a close peer will be required to do so at one of the facilities put in place by the government. In addition, all incoming travelers will have to provide their address, contact details and any travel plans to the authorities should they need to trace them and take appropriate measures.
•All Passengers (even transit) arriving in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) from outside the common travel area must provide the Passenger Locator Form ahead of their arrival, The online Passenger Locator form is available Here.
•People can complete it up to 48 hours in advance of travel to the UK. It will be needed for travel into the UK.
•Passengers must complete the declaration form to confirm that he / she are outside of home to travel abroad for a legally permitted reason. Different rules apply in (Northern / Ireland / Scotland  / Wales). 
•This requirement applies to people travelling outside the UK from England. Passengers don’t need to complete the form to travel to Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man if that is your final destination. 
•Legally permitted reasons for international travel include: (work / volunteering / education / medical, / compassionate grounds / weddings / funerals and related events).
•Passengers do not need to complete the form themselves if under the age of 18 or if they lack capacity to complete the form. If a responsible adult is travelling with them, they must complete a separate copy of the form on their behalf. 
•Print a copy of the completed form or save it to a mobile phone or other device. 
•The form and accepted reasons to travel are on this link Here.
•Passengers will need to download a form on GOV.UK link.
•Passengers who arrive UK directly from the countries in the following link will NOT have to self-isolate when they arrive in England (EGYPT is not included) : Click For The List.
•However, this procedure does not apply to passengers who are transiting through non-exempted countries.

•Effective from 08th July 2021 (04:00 AM), Sudan is added to red list countries, passengers arriving from Sudan or who were transit via Sudan during the last 10 days, are not allowed to enter except for UK citizens or UK residents (Quarantine for 10 days is required)

Effective from 9th April 2021 (4 AM):
•Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, and Bangladesh are 4 countries added to red zone 
•International visitors who have departed from or transited through Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh in the previous 10 days will be refused entry into England. Only British and Irish citizens, or those with residence rights in the UK (including long-term visa holders), will be allowed to enter and they must stay in a government-approved quarantine facility for 10 days. No direct flight bans from these countries will be put in place.
•British, Irish and third-country nationals with residence rights (including long-term visa holders) arriving from these countries will be required to self-isolate in a government-approved hotel quarantine facility for 10 days.
•During their stay, passengers will be required to take a coronavirus test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8, and they will not be allowed to shorten their quarantine period on receipt of a negative test result. They will also not be able to end their managed quarantine early through the Test to Release scheme.

•Effective 19 July 2021, (Cuba / Indonesia / Myanmar / Sierra Leone) will be added to the red list.

Effective from 30th June 2021 (4 AM),
(Dominican Republic / Eritrea / Haiti / Mongolia / Tunisia / Uganda) will be added in red list zone.
•Passengers whose final destination is outside of the CTA (Common Travel Area) may transit airside at any port in England without entering managed quarantine. link of common travel area is: Available Here.
•Link for Red country list: Click Here
•Link of exempted jobs: Click Here.

Effective 12 May 2021 (04:00 UK Time)
(Maldives / Nepal / Turkey) will be added to red list zone.
•Passengers who have been in or transited through any of these countries in the 10 days before their arrival in England will be denied entry.
•British and Irish residents and those with residence rights in the UK will be allowed entry but are required to quarantine in a government-approved managed quarantine hotel for 10 days under condition
•That British and Irish nationals will need a valid passport and for third-country nationals with residence rights, the appropriate entry clearance or visa.
•Carriers must ensure passengers who declare they have been in any red-list country have a valid negative Pre-Departure Test Certificate, and a completed PLF with a Managed Quarantine booking reference number. This will be displayed on the first page of the PLF.  

Effective from 23 April 2021(4 AM):
-India to be added to England’s red list.
-Travel ban implemented for visitors from India from 4am on Friday 23 April.
-If any passenger arrives in the UK from India before 4am Friday 23 April, he/she must self-isolate for 10 days in the place you’re staying and take a COVID-19 test on day 2 and day.

-From 4am Friday 23 April, if the passenger has been in India in the previous 10 days, he/she will only be allowed to enter the UK if he/she is a British, Irish or third-country national with residency rights. He/she will need to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel.
-Passenger must have proof of a negative coronavirus test to enter the UK. Read about: Here.  

Effective 04th March 2021 (4 am): 
-children who are returning to England to attend boarding school from the red list countries should present the below at the check-in process:
-Negative Covid test result.
-Completed PLF.
-Testing package for day 2 and 8 from the official booking portal.
-A copy of the letter from the Department for Education to the school confirming that boarding school students are covered by an exception.
-A letter from their school to the boarding school student meeting the requirements set out in the letter from the Department for Education to the school.
•More details can be found via (Quarantine arrangements for boarding school students from red list countries - GOV.UK (Here).

Effective from 9th January 2021, Entry into England will be banned to those who in the last 10 days have travelled from or through any southern African country, including (South Africa / Namibia / Zimbabwe / Botswana / Eswatini / Zambia / Malawi / Lesotho / Mozambique / Angola / Seychelles / Mauritius / Tanzania / Democratic Republic of the Congo). except for British and Irish nationals and third country nationals with residence rights in the UK (Even direct or transit flight)
•British and Irish Nationals, visa holders and permanent residents arriving from South Africa will be able to enter but are required to self-isolate for 10 days along with their household.

Effective from Friday 29th January (1am), Entry to the UK banned for visitors arriving from the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda with residence rights in the UK will be allowed to enter (From 4am on Friday morning all arrivals who have, in the 10 days before their arrival in the UK, been in these destinations and their households will have to self-isolate immediately, and will not be eligible to use Test to Release).

•The list of red zone countries can be found Here (EGYPT is included in the red zone).
•You can find Countries added to red list to protect UK against variants of concern Here.
Starting from 19th March (04:00AM); visitors who have departed from or transited through these countries in the previous 10 days will be refused entry into England. Only British, Irish and third-country nationals with residence rights (including long-term visa holders) arriving from these countries will be required to quarantine in a Government-approved hotel quarantine facility for 10 days. (“Addis Ababa / Somalia / Qatar / Oman” were added to the red zone countries).
Also starting from 19th March (04:00AM); Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) and Mauritius will be removed from England’s red list.
For non-red zone more restrictions will be applied as follow:
•All passengers (including UK nationals and residents) arriving to UK must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK. (Children aged under 11 do not need to take a test)
•Types of tests: PCR / Antigen
•More information can be found Here.
•All passengers are required to take a coronavirus test on days 2 and 8 or their quarantine (2 TESTS). You must have this booked prior to departure. For information please visit: This Link.
•The prices now range from £175, through the existing £210 and higher, depending on the individual supplier the passenger chooses.
•Link to main page on testing packages Here.
•New link to list of testing providers Here.
•Effective from 4am on Monday 5 th of July 2021, Myanmar will be removed from the list of countries that do not require a pre-departure test. passengers arriving into England from Myanmar after this time will need proof of a negative COVID-19 test unless they are exempt or have a reasonable excuse.
•Passengers arriving from red zone countries to Egypt only then staying at Cairo for 1 or 2 days and doing another new PLF illustrating wrongly that his/her first point of embarkation is Cairo will Not enter UK unless 10 days to be passed from his/her exit date of red zone countries, except for British or Irish nationals or third country nationals with residence.
*Passenger who will present fake PCR for traveling from or to London will be reported to the police.

•All arrivals must quarantine for 10 days unless exempt. If you have travelled through a red list country in the last 10 days, you must have a valid Managed Quarantine Facility booked prior to departure. For information please Click Here, Check the list of exempt countries immediately before travel and the list of work-related exemptions if travelling for work.
Since 04:00 GMT on Tuesday 6 April 2021, passengers who are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate when travelling to England for work must take tests following arrival. Some groups of these passengers can now book their tests via their employer and do not need to book and pay for tests in advance of travelling. Others are still required to book and pay for a test in advance of travelling. However, from 6 April all passengers who state an exemption on the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) do not need to include a test booking reference number on the PLF.
•If you quarantine in England, you may opt in to Test to Release.
•The measures will give police the power to carry spot checks at the home of international arrivals, and impose fines may be imposed for breaking the self- isolation rules.
•Exemptions from self-isolation favor certain jobs.
• Please Click Here for Business directors bringing jobs and investment to the UK.
•Any passenger have the option to take a PCR test after five days of self-isolation , with a negative test releasing them from the need to isolate themselves for 10 days in sequence.
Effective 19th July 2021, UK residents fully vaccinated via the NHS will be able to return from Amber countries with no self-isolation Under the conditions which mentioned below:
•Effective 19 July the ‘should not travel’ advice for amber countries will be removed.
•Covid pass of vaccination status will be obtained on the NHS main app or via the NHS letter (Dial 119).
•Fully vaccinated applies after 14 days have passed since last inoculation.
•Vaccination status to be entered on the PLF (part of carrier check).
•Pre-departure test is required.
•PCR test on or before day 2 after arrival in the UK is required. Day 8 test not required or test to release.
•Children under 18 from Amber counties will not need to self-isolate but require PDT and day 2 test.
•Children aged 5 to 10 years only require a day 2 test.
•Children 4 and under are exempt all testing and self-isolation.
•Other markets such as EU and USA will be advised in future.
•These measures mean that fully vaccinated passengers via the NHS will have the same requirements for Green and Amber countries. Red countries remain as now with MQS hotel quarantine even for those fully vaccinated.



*These entry restrictions might be subject to change on short notice, and for this we recommend all our passengers to review the latest restrictions published by the Government of the country of their destinations.

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