Countries exempted from the non-essential travel ban – Israel added

Addition of UK and Northern Ireland in the list of countries whose residents are not affected by generic travel ban applicable to non-essential travels.

Who will be affected?

List of countries exempted from the non-essential travel ban, new country added:

1. Australia.
2. Israel
3. New Zeland.
4. Rwanda.
5. Singapore.
6. South Korea.
7. Thailand
8. United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
9. China.

And Hong Kong and Macao administrative province


Modification of December 22nd approved Ministry Order stating the list of countries affected and exempted from the non-essential travels into the EU and Schengen Areas from 3rd countries.


All travellers coming from 3rd countries, except lists of countries above, are subject to non-essential travel limitation.


The Ministry published on May 21th the up-to-date list of countries exempted from the generic ban for non-essential travels, adding Japan and United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to it. Entry into force on May, 25th.

Next Steps (or) Actions Required

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Irene Martin
Immigration Director
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D: +34 695 228 239

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