What countries still require travel tests and what are the requirements?

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Written by Ray

May 16, 2022

Many COVID-19 restrictions are being scrapped as more and more countries reopen their borders thanks to the decreasing number of cases and increasing vaccination rates. Some are even allowing unvaccinated individuals entry as long as they present a negative Covid-19 test result. What countries have travel tests requirements?

Pursuant to the efforts of various countries to mitigate and prevent the further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, travellers must be aware of the imposed travel restrictions. Here are some of the countries that still require coronavirus testing.

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Angola

Travellers who wish to visit Angola are required to present a negative result from a pre-departure PCR test taken within 72 hours at the time of boarding the flight. They must also complete an Advance Passenger Information for or FRV form 72 hours before entry to the country. After disembarking the plane, they must also take a rapid antigen test immediately free of charge.

Those who test negative on a coronavirus test will be allowed entry but are subjected to undertake compulsory self-quarantine for 10 days. On the other hand, those to receive a positive result will need to quarantine at a government facility for observation and further testing.

Benin

Passengers must take a COVID-19 PCR test 48 hours before arrival in Benin. They must also prepare a visa to enter or travel as visitors. The entry requirements are the same for all travellers, irrespective of their vaccination status. For unvaccinated individuals, Benin accepts the UK’s digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Burundi

All travellers are required to get a visa before being allowed entry. Passengers must also present proof of a negative coronavirus test issued in the last 72 hours. Visitors to and from Burundi are also required to book arrival and departure COVID-19 tests through the Ministry of Health before their arrival and departure.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Entry into DRC still includes stringent protocols like screening and temperature checks. Travellers aged 11 and above must take a negative COVID-19 test and present a negative result upon entry to DRC along with proof of vaccination against coronavirus. Currently, the DRC has yet to confirm if it will accept the UK’s proof of the COVID-19 record.

Guyana

All travellers must take a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test and an antigen test 72 hours before travel.  Should the tests exceed 72 hours from the date it was taken, visitors must repeat testing upon arrival in Guyana. Passengers who need re-testing must bear the financial costs of doing so at the airport facility. British nationals do not need visas to enter Guyana as they are given 30 days to remain in the country. Those who wish to extend can obtain one from the Ministry of Home Affairs in Georgetown.

Malawi

All incoming passengers must present an electronically verifiable full vaccination certificate and proof of a negative PCR test. The test should be not older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the traveller’s country of origin to enter Malawi. Visitors also need a visa to enter the country.

South Korea

All visitors are required to apply for a Korean visa or K-ETA. They must also provide a negative COVID-19 test result certificate from a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure.

Before travelling

Travellers must be aware of the travel restrictions imposed on the countries they wish to visit. Otherwise, failure to provide requirements and comply with rules might result in visitors being refused entry to their flight or being turned away at the border.

Are you looking for a testing provider?

Harley Medic International is a government-approved testing provider and an expert in COVID-19 testing. They have many locations across the UK, ensuring that a testing centre is near you. Getting a test is as easy as booking online and finding their closest clinic. Visit their website harleymedic.co.uk to learn more.

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