BRITS hoping to fly half-term or enjoy last-minute winter sunshine will need to check before they book a flight.
Due to Covid’s travel restrictions, Britons are banned from entering 33 countries around the world.
We’ve rounded up countries that have banned Britons, or are forcing people arriving from the UK into long quarantines when they get there.
Britons are prohibited from traveling to Australia, unless they are on a specific list of exemptions, such as if you are the immediate family of an Australian citizen.
According to the UK foreign office, entry and exit at Benin border crossings is limited to ‘extreme necessity’.
Bhutan’s borders are closed to all foreign nationals, including Britons.
The government of Bhutan has yet to specify when the country will reopen to foreign visitors.
Entry to Brunei is severely restricted.
On December 14, Brunei announced that Britons would be allowed to enter the country for non-essential travel.
However, that was dropped on December 22 due to the spread of Omicron in the UK.
Foreign nationals can only enter Brunei for essential travel.
Britons can enter Chile, but proof of vaccination must be confirmed by the Chilean government – which can take up to 30 days.
Chinese authorities have suspended all direct flights from the UK.
It has yet to be announced when this rule will be reviewed.
Tourists are not allowed to visit the Falkland Islands, including via cruise ships.
Friends of the resident can visit if they are sponsored by an islander who is in the Falklands at the time of arrival.
They will be quarantined for up to 10 days.
Travelers who have visited the UK within the last 21 days are not allowed to enter Hong Kong.
International passengers arriving from the UK who have been or have been transiting through the UK in the previous 14 days are prohibited from entering Indonesia.
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Official delegates and foreign diplomats serving in Indonesia are exempt.
British nationals without a current status of residence are not allowed to enter Japan for any purpose, except in exceptional circumstances.
British people residing in Japan will be refused entry if they come from certain African countries.
Entry into Malaysia for British nationals is prohibited.
Certain exemptions may apply, including Britons with permanent resident status and those married to Malaysian citizens.
Morocco bans all visitors from the UK back in October, less than a day’s notice to tourists.
However, the Moroccan government has announced that it will reopen its borders to commercial flights from February 7.
Details of Covid’s entry requirements have yet to be released.
The New Zealand border is currently closed to most arrivals, including Britons.
You can visit New Zealand while the borders are closed if you are deemed to have an important purpose of travel, such as if you are a healthcare worker.
On December 21, the New Zealand government announced the postponement of the gradual easing of border closures to help prevent the spread of Omicron.
The phased border easing will be reviewed at the end of February.
Vaccinated Britons can enter Qatar but then must be isolated for two days or until a negative test result is received.
Unvaccinated Britons must isolate for seven days.
Only Singapore citizens and permanent residents can enter Singapore without prior authorization.
Britons can come to South Korea, but must self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival.
The Taiwanese government has announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering the country.
Exceptions apply to foreign spouses of Taiwanese citizens, international students, and researchers.
Vietnam has suspended entry for all foreign nationals.
There are minor exceptions for certain skilled workers, which will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Here are other countries that have banned travelers due to Covid right now:
- Cook Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Pitcairn Island
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