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Travel Advisory 22-01-2021

 Status of travel bans in different countries in the light of COVID-19 Pandemic 


Travel Restrictions


Still active and limited non-scheduled commercial flights may be allowed as per the SOP provided in the web link below

(i)  Updation of Guidelines.pdf – Ministry of Civil Aviation

(ii) MHAOrder Unlock4_

29082020.pdf – Ministry of Home Affairs 

(iii) Revised guidelines for International Arrivals 02082020.pdf – Ministry of Health

Flight restrictions shall not apply to all international cargo flights and those approved by DGCA.

Bhutan has air travel bubble arrangement with India and please refer  for further information.


Active till further notice and please refer for more information.


Land borders continue to remain closed for Foreigners. All foreigners should obtain a tourist entry visa from Nepali Diplomatic /missions abroad or should have a pre approval/recommendation letter from the concerned Ministries for ensuring their on-arrival visa.    


Travel restrictions are still Active except for those coming under Green/Fast Lane Arrangements, Air Travel Pass and special prior approval. All travelers will have to take PCR test (effective 25.1.2021) when they arrive in Singapore. Stay home notice (SHN) and PCR test at the end of the SHN will continue. Visitors will also be required to have travel insurance to cover the medical treatment in Singapore.     


Starting from 1 January 2021, all passengers arriving from the UK, including Diplomatic, Official and Laissez Passer holders posted in diplomatic missions in Bangladesh and their family members (including holders of ordinary passports) with valid visas, will be required to submit a RT-PCR based COVID- 19 negative certificate (with English translation) at the port of entry into Bangladesh, with the test being done within 72 hours before start of their trip to Bangladesh.

Those travellers whose journey to Bangladesh will originate from the UK, or who will transit through the UK, will be required to undergo strict quarantine of 14 days under the supervision of their respective Missions in Dhaka if they are asymptomatic at the time of their arrival in Bangladesh.


Limited scheduled Flights have resumed since 1 August 2020

Kingdom of Bahrain









1. Airport is operational

2. Qatari nationals and Resident Permit holders are allowed to enter

3. Departure is allowed for all passengers


Active until further notice


Active until further notice


All travelers, including Japanese nationals arriving in Japan would be required to carry COVID-19 negative certificates

United Kingdom

Travelers are allowed to enter UK. Bhutan has been registered to the list of countries that will be exempted from the requirement to self-isolate for two weeks on arrival in the UK effective from 28 November 2020. However, it may be noted that this exemption is only valid for travel to England and not in other regions. Further, the above remains subject to change depending on the epidemiological situation in UK.


Starting January 7, 2021, air travellers 5 years of age or older will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result to the airline prior to boarding international flights bound for Canada. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test and must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada. Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine (unless specifically exempted from the mandatory requirement to quarantine).


All passenger flights from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and the United Kingdom are cancelled and there are no exemptions. There will be mandatory rapid test for all travelers by plane/ferry from high-risk areas.    

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