Travel bans and restrictions in Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Thailand and Brazil
Country Travel Bans and Restrictions
Friday, March 20, 2020
Saudi Arabia: Authorities further expand internal travel restrictions due to COVID-19 - Update
State media indicated that all domestic flights, trains, buses and taxis were suspended for 14 days, until at least April 3rd, in heightened efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. International flights were already suspended and non-essential businesses have been closed since March 16th.
Argentina: Authorities order nationwide lockdown from 20 March
President Alberto Fernandez ordered people to self-quarantine at home and prevent non-essential movement outdoors nationwide from March 20th until March 31st, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. People are only allowed to go out for essential goods and services like groceries and healthcare. Those employed in essential businesses/services and law enforcement were exempt from the order.
Thailand: Officials announce further travel bans amidst COVID-19 outbreak
Officials announced the travel ban currently in place for COVID-19 affected countries has extended to include visitors from the UK, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the US while bans remain in place for Italy, Iran and South Korea. Affected travelers should confirm viability of entry to Thailand prior to departure.
Brazil: Authorities to implement restrictions in Rio de Janeiro from March 21st to 5 April 5th
Authorities will close Rio de Janeiro’s air, overland and maritime state borders from March 21st to April 5th, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections. Many public spaces, including pools, bars, restaurants and beaches will also be closed. Inter-city bus services will be suspended while limited cargo trains and ferries will reportedly operate between Rio de Janeiro and other states.
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