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COVID-19 Trip Support Updates


We recommend reviewing each country on the trip route before starting the setup of the flight, as well as before the actual departure. The World Fuel Trip Support Team is available 24/7 to check the latest restrictions to support your trip requirements. Request a free trip cost estimate.

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Global Resources

A General Summary From Our VP of Global Trip Support - Dec. 11, 2020

While the world-wide restrictions for flying are far from over, the past three months have seen a steady increase in the number of countries opening up their borders. Of the approximate 246 countries, islands, and commonwealths tracked by World Fuel Services, approximately 120 are now open with and without restrictions. 

Common Restrictions

There are a few countries that are open and have no restrictions. In contrast, most of the 120 have requirements for negative COVID tests within an acceptable range of time before arrival at a given port of entry of that country. Some countries require it to be submitted in advance through an online form, and others by sending a picture of the negative test. In some countries, crew and/or passengers of business aircraft are exempt from COVID tests on arrival if approved for legitimate business in that country.

We see country lockdowns for a second time (England & Italy), but immediately open back up with new restrictions. We see additional European countries (Finland & Hungary) open up to business aircraft for the first time since the shutdown. Currently, Africa as a region has more countries open (with restrictions). Except for some countries (Guam, South Korea, Brunei), the Asia/Pacific region continues to lead the world's region for closed borders to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

How to Get More Information

World Fuel is tracking each country through our COVID-19 resource page. Those open will be marked as such on the country line; whether the country is open or closed, use the "+" symbol to view the most recent status of that country.

Our global trip support team is proactively working to keep the information on our resource page current. If you have any questions about a country, please do not hesitate to contact World Fuel Trip Support at [email protected]


Jeff Briand

VP, Global Trip Support

+1 713 992 6344

Review the Latest Open Countries - Dec. 4, 2020

COVID-19 Updates: Review the Latest Open Countries
World Fuel Trip Support continues to proactively research and publish the latest country restrictions. Globally, most countries remain open, but have reinstated restrictions. Below is a list of all the latest countries that are open and have recently updated their restrictions. 

While we always make every effort to provide you the latest information, we strongly recommend in contacting World Fuel Trip Support regarding your specific operation.

  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Christmas Island
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • French Polynesia
  • Gambia
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Mauritius
  • Nambia
  • Northern Macedonia
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Swaziland
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay

U.S. Resources

In the boxes below, see links to resources relevant to the United States.

Center for Disease Control

Information on COVID-19 and recommendations about travel.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal, state, and local agencies to support the whole-of-government.

COVID-19 Risk Mitigation for Business Aircraft Operations

National Business Aviation Association created this article to outline risk mitigation beginning with the pre-flight risk analysis, crew & passenger safety, while concluding with post-flight safety. 

Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publishes news and updates relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, FAA Air Traffic reports, and more.

Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has COVID-19 news and updates.

U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Specific country information maintained by the U.S. State Department.

Contact World Fuel Trip Support

Asia-Pacific: +65 6215 6888

Canada: +1 403 717 4393

Europe, Middle East & Africa: +41 22 341 6210

South America: + 55 11 2924-2569

United States: +1 800 626 0577 | +1 281 280 2200

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Global Resources

In the boxes below, see links to resources for global use. 

International Civil Aviation Authority

Aviation specific guidelines published by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Click here to see the worldwide airport status based on the current pandemic. 

World Heath Organization

For the latest information on COVID-19 from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Live COVID-19 Global Data Map

The John Hopkins Dashboard of confirmed COVID-19 active cases and deaths globally.

European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation

EUROCONTROL maintains NOTAM restrictions by country that covers Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, and North African airspace.

European Union Aviation Safety Agency

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is maintaining a list of airports located in COVID 19 affected areas and represent a high risk of transmission of the infection.

International Air Transport Association

The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) site publishes current travel restrictions by country.

Economic Impact Analysis

An overview of global impact on aviation, tourism, trade, and economy by Air Transport Bureau. 

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