Coronavirus: Singapore blocking TRANSIT and stays (UK exempt for now), Malta ban, Croatia ban, Argentina ban

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Here is a quick lunchtime update of the latest countries to put blocks in place due to coronavirus.

This article has updated to reflect the Malta ban extending to the UK.

Coronavirus and Singapore:

This does not currently cover the UK.

However, if you have a trip to Singapore planned, or a trip which TRANSITS in Singapore, you need to be on your guard.  It would be very surprising if the ban was not extended to the UK within a few days.

As of midnight on Sunday (ie Monday) you will not be allowed entry into Singapore – or to transit through Singapore – if you have visited Italy, France, Spain or Germany in the past 14 days.

There are already restrictions in place if you have visited China, Iran or South Korea.

The source document is here.

Keep an eye on that page for any addition of the UK to that list.

Coronavirus and Singapore

Coronavirus and Malta:

Malta is extending its quarantine rules to ALL incoming passengers.  UK travellers were previously exempt.

You and your entire immediate family MUST spend 14 days in quarantine upon arrival.

It is not clear if this is in place immediately or if it will only begin tonight or perhaps tomorrow.

The source document is here.

Coronavirus and Malta

Coronavirus and Croatia:

This block DOES apply to UK travellers.

The Croatian Government is now imposing a 14 day quarantine period on all arrivals from the UK as well as France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Netherlands, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Singapore.  Other ‘hot spot’ countries were already blocked.

Source document (Foreign Office) is here.

Coronavirus and Croatia Dubrovnik

Coronavirus and Argentina:

This block DOES apply to UK travellers.

Argentina has announced plans to suspend flights from Europe, and many other parts of the world, for 30 days.

The start date is not clear but the Foreign Office believes it will take effect from Monday 16th.

Source document here.

Note that Peru has put quarantine measures in place for arrivals, including transit passengers, from some countries although not, at present, the UK.  See the Foreign Office guidance here.

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  1. Just a note – other SA countries taking same like as Argentina including Peru. They have stopped all flights from Monday.

  2. For Argentina, I think the flight restrictions start on Tuesday, see:
    Last flights are on Monday. One person I know has had a later flight with Norwegian rearranged to Monday, which supports that view. The government decree itself doesn’t appear to give the dates so I guess there is still a bit of uncertainty.

  3. Paul Ashmore says:

    If I have flights booked in September and if Singapore stops allowing UK people now, will I be able to cancel that trip and get a refund?

  4. Carole Caldwell says:

    I am currently in Phuket and have to transit through singapore airport to get back to the uk. Can i transit though?

  5. Carole Caldwell says:

    I am currently in Phuket and have to transit through singapore airport to get back to the uk. Can i transit though? I haven’t asked the question before!

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