🔒 New Caledonia has lifted COVID-19 confinement measures but continues to strongly encourage social distancing and good hygiene.
While a range of stores and service providers are open, many others are not. You can participate in individual and group leisure activities in limited circumstances.
🔒 The BVI Government have announced a further 7 day curfew to take effect from 8 October between the hours of midnight and 5am.
All businesses are allowed to operate, subject to social distancing measures being in place.
Beaches are only open from 5am to 5pm daily and gatherings are restricted to 30 people, and 50 people for churches.
🔒 On 12 June, the CAR government announced the entry into “phase two” of the COVID-19 response, which includes the reopening of places of worship and restaurants.
It is obligatory to wear face masks in public places; No handshakes or kissing, instead use non-contact greetings for social interactions. No large gatherings allowed.
🔒 The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has eased the tight restrictions imposed under the emergency regulations. Businesses may open normally outside curfew hours practising social and physical distancing protocols, maintaining 6 feet distance and ensuring hand sanitising. Churches have resumed services subject to social distancing.
The government has mandated wearing face masks in public places. A ticket with a minimum fine of 500 dollars will be given to persons in breach of the public safety regulation. Those who refuse the ticket or do not pay the penalty within 10 days of receiving it will be summoned to court and will be liable to a fine of up to EC $5,000 or a term of up to 6 months’ imprisonment.
🔒 Coronavirus Pandemic is Recovered in Falkland Islands. Coronavirus containment percentage in Falkland Islands is 100%. As of 21th of August, previously-excluded business outlets are able to open, while those individuals considered most vulnerable to COVID-19 can come out of isolation. Wearing a face mask is mandatory.
🔒 Most of Singapore's lockdown restrictions have now been lifted.
Currently, people may now meet in groups of 5 or less with others who do not live in the same household. A 1-metre distance must be maintained. From October, organized events of up to 250 people may be allowed.
Most businesses, such as laundry services, pet supply stores and hairdressers, are now allowed to open, with tight social distancing restrictions in place. Restaurants and hawker courts are now allowed to operate for dine-in, but social distancing restrictions must be followed. Shopping malls have reopened. Gyms, parks, and beaches are now open. Bars, theaters, clubs, and other similar venues will remain closed.
Face masks should be worn when outside of your home, on public transport, taxis, and private hire cars. Walking to or at markets. For essential workers at all workplace premises. Fines will be issued for those who don't comply with the face mask rules.
🔒 Face masks are mandatory in many public places such as offices and public transport. Many normal retail businesses and factories have started working again. Higher risk businesses like cinemas or bars have closed.
Some restaurants have begun reopening their dining rooms, in limited capacity. In Beijing, some lockdown measures have been re-introduced due to an outbreak, and some restaurants and bars have closed.
Many of China’s main tourist attractions have re-opened under social distancing rules and capacity limitations. Beijing was closed for tourism on June 13th due to an outbreak.
🔒 On August 4, 2020, the government of Equatorial Guinea signed Decree 54/2020 in which it announced the entry into the second phase of de-confinement since the COVID–19 contagion curve descended to 3% as at July 16. It also contains information on large gatherings requirements. Discos and beaches remain closed. The government authorized the opening of schools from September 1 with a capacity not exceeding 50%. Stores are open during normal business hours. Religious activities are allowed by respecting the established COVID-19 health protocols.
🔒 Begin easing lock down restrictions. Any legal requirements for social distancing and all restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings have now been removed.
When meeting people from outside your household, that is, people you don’t currently live with, you no longer have to keep a 2 metre distance; however it is advised to still practise basic hygiene measures, including regularly washing your hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.
🔒 Masks are required in all public places until 31 December 2020 (this is subject to review).
A nightly curfew has been reimposed until 30 September 2020, from 8 PM to 5 AM. Grand Turk and South Caicos have curfews from 6 PM daily.
Until 30 September 2020, all businesses (including restaurants) must close at 7 PM daily. Businesses on Grand Turk and South Caicos must close at 5 PM daily.
Until 14 October 2020, all businesses (including restaurants) must close at 7 PM daily.
🔒 The State of Emergency, scheduled to expire on August 31, remains in effect. Social distancing and a reduction in non-essential movements are encouraged, though not enforced.
Restaurants, maquis, bars, night clubs, cinemas, and entertainment venues in the greater Abidjan area (defined to include Dabou, Azagule, Bingerville, Grand-Bassam, Bonoua, and Assinie) are open and expected to follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines.
Face masks/cloth face coverings remain mandatory in public in the greater Abidjan area, including in vehicles. Vulnerable populations, including the elderly, pregnant women, and those with chronic health conditions, are advised to remain at home.
🔒 The Government of Ghana has implemented a phased easing of some social restrictions. The following services have reopened:
-open air bars
-some schools and universities for a minority of students
-religious services, weddings and funerals
-All changes are subject to strict limits on numbers, adherence to social distancing and the wearing of PPE.
Beaches, cinemas and nightclubs remain closed.
It is now mandatory to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street.
🔒 Restaurants, cafes, sports clubs and movie theaters are currently allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity.
Restaurants and cafes are required to close by midnight, while other shops, including grocery stores, are required to close by 10:00 pm.
Starting August 28, Friday prayers are scheduled to reopen at some mosques under strict preventative measures; mosques have been open for daily prayers with the exception of Friday prayers.
A ban on funerals and marriage ceremonies remains in place. The Coptic Orthodox Church announced Friday mass will resume on September 11; churches have been open for mass every day except Friday. Houses of worship are restricting attendance and practicing recommendations for hygiene and social distancing.
Public parks and beaches remain closed.
🔒 Places of worship have reopened, but social distance must be maintained when attending.
Restaurants have reopened, with distancing and hygiene measures in place.
Hotels have resumed normal operations.
Conference rooms, event halls, and cinemas are allowed to open.
Leisure and amusement sites may now be open.
Most shops have reopened.
🔒 As part of Brunei’s approach to contain the spread of the virus, mosques and other places of worship have been closed, restaurants and cafes are only open for take-away and public gatherings have been discouraged. All shops remain open.
🔒 A large number of shops, restaurants and bars are now open but nightclubs remain closed.
Public beaches remain open.
Leisure facilities such as gyms are closed and the Cambodian authorities have asked that large scale events such as weddings be postponed.
🔒 Niger declared a national state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 27.
Restaurants, markets, stores, and all public schools are open. It is mandatory to wear a face mask or other objects that cover the mouth and nose in Niamey in public places, markets, and urban transport.
People must respect a distance of at least one meter between people in open spaces, restaurants, businesses, airports, and other public places.
🔒 Despite the COVID-19 situation, most services are open. Grocery stores and schools/universities are open. Large gatherings and religious services are permitted. Masks are usually required in public areas, but this rule is seldom enforced.
🔒 Chile is under a daily nationwide curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am. Beginning Friday, October 2, curfew for the Magallanes Region (including Punta Arenas) will be from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am.
The use of face coverings is mandatory in all urban areas, nation-wide
The Chilean government extended the existing state of emergency on September 11 for an additional 90 days.
🔒 Qatar moved to phase 4 of its roadmap for re-opening on 1 September.
Parks, beaches, gyms and outdoor swimming pools have reopened, as have malls, some restaurants, museums and libraries, though with varying restrictions on entry, hours and capacity. Gatherings of up to 15 people inside and up to 30 outside can now take place as long as precautionary measures are taken. Mosques and most hairdressers have also reopened, with restrictions, and restaurants have a maximum of four people per table, or up to six from the same household.
Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey.
It is now mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising.
🔒 Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open. Health measures including handwashing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 3 feet apply. Some businesses have limits on the number of customers permitted to enter at one time.
Only 10 customers are permitted inside bank service areas and only 20 customers inside supermarkets. Some offices and businesses may also require temperature checks before entry. Nightclubs and bars remain closed, however other establishments serving alcohol are permitted to open until 9pm.
You are required to wear face masks in all commercial premises, public places and government buildings. Places of worship are permitted to hold services. Healthcare facilities and pharmacies remain open with health measures in place.
Large gatherings including sporting events, weddings and funerals are permitted as long as preventative measures can be maintained.
🔒 The Government of Saudi Arabia requires everyone to wear a face mask in all public venues. Those who fail to comply are subject to a fine of 10,000 Saudi riyals (SAR).
Most commercial services and activities are currently available, though crowd size is limited to no more than 50. Grocery stores remain well stocked, and malls, shops, and private entities are open, though some may only offer limited services.
🔒 The government declared the islands "Corona free" on 9 May. Public are advised to maintain rigorous hand hygiene, washing hands thoroughly and often. Use sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water. Maintain an appropriate personal distance of 1-2 meter in public spaces. Keeping a distance of 2 meters is still advised in situations where the risk of infection is greater, such as due to increased spread of droplets, or where special precautions are advised, such as when visiting elderly and care home, hospitals and people considered to be vulnerable.
People can gather in groups of up to 100, while maintaining the recommended personal distance. All events such as festivals or larger events should be postponed or cancelled. Bars, restaurants and venues are advised to close at 22.
🔒 Madagascar continues to be under a State of Health Emergency. The number of daily new cases has trended down from peak levels in July and remained steady in recent weeks. Travel restrictions within Madagascar are easing but international flights remain suspended.
Grocery stores are open until 6 PM. Curfew hours in the capital have been shortened to 11 PM to 4 AM. Gatherings of more than 50 people remain prohibited. Mask wearing in public is mandatory.
Universities are still not open but academic exams are being administered, and the American School began its academic year September 1 with a combination of virtual and on-premises classes on.
🔒 Restrictions on the movement of people are no longer in effect, however, social distancing measures remain in place. The majority of non-essential services and businesses are permitted to reopen, subject to provisions outlined by the Department of Health. Shops are instructed to close at 20:00.
🔒 Phase 5 should be considered a return to a normal level of activity within the Bailiwick (with restrictions remaining in place for travel outside of the Bailiwick) with the final elements of the local economy, including bars and nightclubs, able to function.
🔒 On June 12, the government of São Tomé and Príncipe announced a three-phase plan for reopening.
Members of public must maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5 meters and must wash hands with soap and water or disinfect them at the entrance of all public and private institutions. Individuals must wear a mask in all closed public places and on all roads unless the driver is the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Bars and clubs remain closed. Music festivals and fundões are prohibited. Restaurants and cafes are open for takeout. Non-essential businesses and attractions in Sao Tome and Principe are closed.
🔒 Some quarantine restrictions remain in place, particularly at weekends when many retail and hospitality outlets are closed. Local regulations, including wearing of face masks, should be observed at all times.
Most hotels are open, although some close at short notice due to low demand.
🔒 Since September 11, the government already started allowing groups of four people to gather in public, from the previous restriction of only two people. Social distancing restrictions are extended from October 16 to 22. If people are caught gathering in groups of more than the allowed number, there will be a fine of $25,000 and imprisonment for six months for 'any person who participates in a prohibited group gathering; organises a prohibited group gathering; owns, controls or operates the place of the gathering; and knowingly allows the gathering.' The only exemptions to the rule are gatherings in public for transportation purposes; for groups performing any governmental function; for groups gathering at a place of work or within hospital and healthcare facilities; persons living in the same household; proceedings in a court; funerals and any other occasions for mourning.
The government requires mandatory mask-wearing when entering terminals, boarding and while onboard public transport, as well as indoor and outdoor public places except when exercising or hiking outdoors and in country parks. If you are caught violating the mask-wearing regulations, you will get a fine of $5,000. If an authorised public officer caught you not wearing a mask in the required venues, they are allowed to issue a fixed penalty of $2,000.
Since October 2, religious activities will be allowed at places of worship providing the number of participants do no exceed a capacity of 50 percent. During such activities, no food or drink can be served unless it is part of a religious ritual.
For those with wedding plans you can invite up to 20 attendees to your nuptial ceremony, but the reception is a no-no, as food and drink is prohibited. The silver lining – at least you won't have to spend so much on the wedding preparations.
🔒 A state of nationwide disaster has been declared. There is currently a curfew in place from 6pm to 6am. All gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, unless you need to access an essential service in which case you should try to maintain social distancing. Only essential services are running at the moment. Use of face masks is encouraged in all public spaces.
🔒 Public places are open including shops, restaurants, places of worship, cinemas and swimming pools. Nightclubs remain closed and you must abide by the nationwide curfew which requires you to remain in your home or accommodation between 11pm and 4am. Gatherings are restricted to no more than 100 people.
Some hotels and rental accommodation are open, and social distancing measures are in place.
🔒 Comoros continues to prohibit large gatherings and requires the use of masks in public spaces. Stores remain open and schools are scheduled to open in October for the beginning of the school year. Religious services are permitted, provided health and safety guidelines are followed. There are a limited number of commercial international flights to and from the Comoros.
🔒 Bermuda’s phased approach to reopening during the COVID-19 crisis requires strict protocols to limit potential risk in the community. Below is information about the reopening of Bermuda.
Last names no longer apply. Persons can shop on any day of the week.
Persons should not gather in groups of 50 or more in public or private, except for specific circumstaces which include: wedding, funerals, worship settings, and public transport.
Gyms, Exercise Facilities, Health Clubs, and Dance Studios
Gyms will be allowed to open with enhanced cleaning and sanitation practices. There are requirements for both the owner, staff and patrons.
Movie Theatres, Museums, Libraries and similar public venues
The Ministry of Health has published minimal guidance for all movie theatres and similar venues. Venues may adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all employees and customers.
Personal Services can be provided with public health requirements and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Information for the owners and operators of personal services establishments can be downloaded here: Directions for Providing Personal Services Safely Phase 3
Restaurants and bars
Restaurants open for outdoor dining and indoor dining with specific requirements for health and safety including patrons must wear a mask if queing to enter the restaurant or while moving around the restaurant.
Bars and Nighclubs will be able to open with requirements for health and safety of the staff and patrons and restrictions on specific services. The full guidance is available here: Guidance for Nightclubs and Bars
Retail stores which had previously operated under curbside and delivery only service, may now open for business under certain conditions detailed in the Directions.
Playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment to be opened. Guidance for these activities are available on the Recreation Guidance Page.
Parks, Beaches and pools are also open with the appropriate physical distancing required. Directions for these are available on the Recreation page.
Schools, Childcare and Camps
Schools, Day Care and Camps may now operate with specific guidance developed for the various child care settings. Camps should register with the Ministry of Health. All of these are availble on the Schools, Childcare and camps guidance page.
Buses and ferries are back in operation with required physical distancing and mask wearing for patrons. Minibuses and Taxi operators have updated guidance to protect their health and safety while operating.
🔒 Pakistani authorities have lifted many restrictions on public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open.
However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Marriage halls and educational institutions remain closed. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
🔒 The Democratic Republic of the Congo has begun easing measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus. Currently: Gatherings of more than 20 people in a public place are prohibited. Businesses, banks, restaurants, bars and shops are reopening with social distancing measures in place. Places of worship and sports facilities are allowed to open. Nightclubs and some entertainment venues are still closed.
Wearing face masks in public areas is mandatory.
🔒 Persons aged over 65 are recommended to remain in self-isolation and not to visit public spaces. Large group gatherings in any public place are prohibited.
From 15 August, all shopping malls, clothing markets, restaurants, cafes, beauty salons and larger shops, as well as gyms, swimming pools, private kindergartens and education centres have reopened.
You must wear a face mask while outside – you may be fined (up to approximately £100) if you do not comply with this regulation.
A ban on all cultural entertainments and other public events remains in place. Weddings and other family events are permitted with no more than 30 people present (who should be relatives). Gyms, swimming pools, restaurants, markets and large stores are closed, as are private kindergartens and any other education establishment irrespective of their legal status.
🔒 Zambia has not implemented widespread lockdown measures. Restaurants, gyms and casinos are allowed to open, but bars and taverns remain closed.
Public gatherings of more than 5 people, who are not a family, need written approval from the local authority. Face masks are compulsory and must be worn in public spaces.
🔒 Social distancing rules will remain in effect for restaurants. Bars and pubs must stay closed. Playgrounds, amusement parks, and exhibition halls. sports events without spectators, film productions, and concerts will also be allowed to resume.
Zoos, beauty clinics, spas, and traditional Thai massage parlours has also been permitted, with social distancing measures in place. Sporting facilities were also allowed to reopen. However, fitness clubs must operate at a limited capacity same with the cinemas and theaters.
The Emergency Decree, which was introduced on 26 March, has been extended nationwide until 30 September. Thailand is relaxing restrictions in a phased approach.
🔒 All Food and Beverage outlets are available for takeout and delivery services, and most dine-in services remain prohibited. Some restaurants are permitted to allow pre-booked private dining for groups of 10-20 people. All grocery stores and commercial outlets are open.
Gatherings of more than five individuals on roads, yards, public beaches, parks, and other public places are prohibited, including religious gatherings. Private beaches are open with mandatory health precautions. All religious places are closed for practicing until further notice. Wearing of facemask is mandatory for all individuals in all public venues.
🔒 Small businesses such as hair salons, garages, tire repair ships, and artisan workshops have reopened subject to social distancing measures. Markets are open. Hotels are now open as well as restaurants with outdoor dining terraces.
Other commercial enterprises such as hardware stores, building and construction entities, and retailers of office supplies, furniture, and appliances have reopened as well.
Places of worship, performance halls, museums, game rooms, bars, and nightclubs remain closed until further notice.
Masks are still required in public and social distancing and hygiene requirements will continue.
🔒 At this time, Rwanda has resumed most business operations, including restaurants, hotels, shops, and tourism operations. Schools and bars (including bars located inside of hotels and restaurants) remain closed. National parks are open to visitors with a negative COVID-19 test. Masks/face coverings are required in public.
🔒 From 23 June a partial lockdown in Eswatini was extended, with easing around the opening of some businesses:
food outlets and banks are restricted to 20 people
bars and off licenses are closed
public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited, with the exception of weddings, funerals and some community gatherings
It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle.
The police will continue to be deployed to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures. Non-compliance risks a fine.
A few hotels are open for business despite the lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
🔒 On Monday, September 14, authorities lifted the national state of emergency initially declared in March in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Lockdown restrictions, including a nightly curfew, in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, were also lifted.
A national public health emergency remains in place. Individuals will continue to be required to wear face masks in public areas, and to comply with social distancing measures (maintain a 2m (6ft) distance) and practise frequent hand washing. Schools and universities remain closed across the country. Online classes will be available and remote working will continue to be encouraged.
Public gatherings remain prohibited, though the ban on social gatherings has been lifted and will be determined by local municipalities. Individuals are permitted to move freely within the country, limitations on public transportation will be applied and movement for individual vehicles will continue to be limited according to the last number of vehicle license plates. Public shows, bars, and nightclubs remain closed. The use of beaches will be permitted, though they will be regulated by local authorities likely limiting capacity numbers.
🔒 The UAE government is relaxing some restrictions at some malls, markets, and other businesses. Individuals should continue to practice vigilance and wear masks and gloves, while practicing appropriate social distancing.
Wearing of face masks is compulsory in public areas
🔒 Travel within the country should be limited to essential travel only. The authorities have banned public transport (taxis, buses, motorbikes) from taking more passengers than they have seats.
Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. Restrictions on bars, restaurants and entertainment spots have been lifted. The use of protective face masks is mandatory in all public spaces nationwide. Individuals found to be violating the measure are liable to be sanctioned by authorities.
🔒 Authorities across Yemen have introduced a range of measures. These include curfews, movement restrictions, closures of businesses and limitations on public and private gatherings. Implementation may vary and restrictions can change at short notice.
Some areas have designated quarantine camps. These can vary in both quality and access to medical provision.
🔒 All shops, bars, restaurants, casinos and play centers shall be closed until further notice. Only supermarkets, food markets, pharmacies and gas stations remain open to public.
Mandatory wearing of a mask (or alternatively a head scarf, veil over the mouth) in all public places. There are severe penalties against offenders.
🔒 Houses of worship are now allowed to open. All stores not located in malls are allowed to be open under social distancing regulations. Supermarkets, grocery stores, food stores, and pharmacies within malls are also allowed to operate. Swimming pools, hotels, and tourist attractions may now open with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are now open with a few restrictions.
Masks must be worn in public and there is a penalty fine for people who are caught without a mask. Stay 2 meters from other individuals
🔒 Nationwide, restrictions are beginning to relax. Reopening is occurring in phases and by a state-by-state All people should practice social distancing - keeping 6 feet distance with others when possible, avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters basis.
Cafes, bars and restaurants across Australia are open under social distancing limitations. Museums, galleries and libraries, are open under social distancing and capacity limitations. Parks and zoos are open in some parts of Australia, under social distancing and capacity limitations. Cinemas, concert venues, theaters, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums, nightclubs are open in some parts of Australia, under social distancing and capacity limitations. Stadiums will be able host events in up to 25% capacity as of July.
🔒 There are no lockdowns or curfews. Physical distancing is one metre/three feet. Wearing a face mask is actively encouraged and some premises will only allow you to enter if you are wearing a face mask. You may also have your temperature taken when entering some premises.
Regular washing of hands is encouraged and you can expect to be asked to clean your hands using hand sanitizer on entering a building.
Beaches are open. Supermarkets are open. Public transport is available.
🔒 The Papua New Guinean authorities have imposed a State of Emergency to limit the spread of the virus. Curfews and restrictions on public transport and gatherings are in place in some provinces including Western Province and East New Britain.
Wearing face masks is not required in Papua New Guinea.
Restaurants in Papua New Guinea are open under social distancing restrictions. Non-essential businesses and attractions in Papua New Guinea are open, under social distancing and capacity limitations.
🔒 The Peruvian Government extended national quarantine measures through October 31, 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Accordingly, there is a curfew in effect and some regions remain under quarantine. See “Movement Restrictions” section below for quarantined regions and measures.
The wearing of facemasks in public places is mandatory and social distancing measures must be respected.
🔒 Venezuela is under a mandatory quarantine. Under quarantine, only people who provide transportation, health services, and deliveries of food and medicine are allowed to continue working.
All non-essential shops will remain closed until further notice. Public gatherings are prohibited and people have been instructed to wear face masks when outside. Only one member per family is allowed to go outside of their home to access supermarkets/pharmacies.
🔒 The cities of Lagos is beginning to ease its lockdown and people are allowed to go back to work. Directives have been issued at national and state level, to limit all large gatherings including religious, social and political gatherings, schools and events.
Restaurants, bars, schools and other universities are open as usual. Churches, mosques and hotels have reopened. Governors are looking to make the wearing of facemasks compulsory however this is still being decided.
🔒 Most major tourism attractions are closed. Anywhere that involves crowds, such as theaters, concert halls, and stadiums will be closed. Supermarkets and essential stores will remain open. Public transportation will continue but schedules may change. Face masks are being freely distributed and should be warn at all times when in public.
🔒 The KCDC strongly recommends that all non-essential social gatherings or events continue to remain suspended.
Most low-risk businesses have been allowed to resume.
High-risk places such as nightlife venues, fitness venues, hagwons, and religious facilities are recommended to refrain from operation.
Wearing face masks is recommended. Social distancing guidelines must continue to be followed.
🔒 PHASE 2 begins on the 21th July and is valid through 31 December 2020. There is no stay-home order but people are advised to maintain social distancing when in public. Additionally, until further notice, public gatherings of more than 100 people are banned. Most businesses have been allowed to reopen, with limitations. This includes restaurants, taverns, cafes, nightclubs, sports halls, salons, and offices.
🔒 Use of face masks is required in all public spaces.
Mosques and churches may open subject to certain conditions. Gatherings and demonstrations on public highways, beaches and other public spaces are banned.
Most commercial facilities, restaurants and hotels are working normally.
Markets previously subject to special conditions may be open for 6 days and closed for one day for cleaning.
Weekly markets may open subject to certain conditions as determined by regional and local authorities.
🔒 Bars, nightclubs, and karaoke lounges, as well as street food stalls, are closed in Hanoi.
Large gatherings are prohibited in Hanoi.
Ho Chi Minh City banned festival and sports events, as well as any event or public gathering involving more than 30 people; bars and nightclubs must be closed.
The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory in all public settings. They are required / expected in some hospitals and on some public transport.
🔒 Government offices and private businesses with more than 50 percent staff, banking, financial, and construction sectors, retail stores, shopping malls, public parks, restaurant takeout and dine-in services, hotels, resorts, gyms, salons, and tailors have reopened with physical distancing measures as of August 18.
Public schools, universities, and colleges are planning for virtual learning throughout the fall. Many types of social gatherings, including weddings, receptions, and public and private diwaniyas, are banned.
🔒 Wearing a face mask in public is compulsory as is social distancing of a minimum of one metre.
Shops in all Provinces can open but must limit the number of customers within the shop. This means there are queues to enter shops. Cafés, bars and restaurants are re-opening but must limit the number of customers (around 30% capacity) and separate tables by 1.5 metres.
No dancing is allowed during phase one or phase two of the recovery plan.
Swimming pools can open to a limited capacity and to restricted visit times, to allow cleaning for the next opening times. Beaches are open but limited numbers of people are allowed during phase one and phase two. There will be personnel at the beaches to manage access. Churches are also able to re-open for services.
All discos, nightclubs, gymnasiums, etc (government or private owned for public access, and in hotels) will be closed.
🔒 Some restaurants are providing table service based on the color the town where the restaurant is located has been assigned. Delivery option is recommended by the government. Core businesses, such as banks, petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open. However, commercial establishments that are allowed to operate will be closed from 9pm to 4am.
Shopping complexes (strip malls, not big shopping malls) can open, if they are compliant with health and safety protocols. The President encouraged people to continue to work from home. Visits to prisons, juvenile centres and elderly care homes are prohibited.
🔒 The nationwide isolation measures were lifted on 1 September. Regional authorities may be implementing local measures, including restrictions based on gender and/or identification numbers and curfews. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in open spaces and commercial establishments.
The use of masks is mandatory when using public transport and in areas with a high concentration of people. Cloth masks are acceptable. Those with respiratory symptoms and at risk groups (including those with pre-existing health conditions and adults over the age of 70) must always use masks in public. Certain regional authorities require masks to be worn at all times when outside.
Colombia has now allowed construction, automobile, furniture, and clothing manufacturing industries to start their activities. Wholesale trade and certain retailers such as laundries, bookstores and stationeries are also allowed to reopen.
🔒 Public transport continues to operate throughout Malawi with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. Face coverings have been advised in public, but are not mandatory. Hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. We advise that you contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm what restrictions are in place.
Schools have been closed since 23 March and gatherings of more than 100 people are banned. The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. Hand washing is compulsory before entering shops, banks, restaurants, bars, etc. Face coverings have also been advised in public, but are not mandatory.
🔒 The government of South Africa lowered the lockdown alert level for South Africa to level 1 on September 20, 2020. COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed at all times, including observance of guidelines for social distancing of 2 meters, sanitation and hygiene, and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, like cloth face masks, as determined by the South African National Department of Health. Retail shops and services, supermarkets, churches, pharmacies, schools and most businesses have resumed operations in line with safety protocols. Indoor gatherings are limited to less than 250 people and outdoor gatherings to 500 people.
🔒 Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. Restrictions on bars, restaurants and entertainment spots have been lifted. Visits to public institutions, including government buildings, have been limited.
Additional measures include the requirement to wear face masks in public spaces and a systematic sanctioning of those people found to have breached restriction and confinement measures imposed on them.Schools and other educational establishments have been reopened.
🔒 Many non-essential services that were closed (i.e. restaurants, shops and bars) are now starting to reopen in some cities. Some tourist attractions, cinemas and theatres remain closed, and in Rio de Janeiro access to the beach is restricted to exercise only.
In practice this means that you can now go to the beach, but that the barracas which rent out umbrellas and chairs are not operating.
🔒 Tajikistan announced on Monday the first easing of restrictions introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic, as it allowed malls, bazaars, restaurants, hotels and other service providers to reopen after a two-month shutdown.
State borders will remain closed, the government said in a statement, and so will mosques and mass transit facilities such as railways. The Tajik government has introduced new, mandatory requirements for the use of masks in public. Failure to wear a facial mask in public may result in a fine.
🔒 Mongolia has announced that it will have strict coronavirus regulations in place until a vaccine has been found. Using of face masks in public is cumpulsory. Malls are allowed to open but children under the age of 12 cannot enter.
Professional and short-term training centers will be gradually opened. These include vocational trainings, language centers, and driving schools. Religious institutions are only allowed to conduct internal activities. Bars and karaoke centers are closed for indefinite period and restaurants will operate until 12:00AM.
🔒 Social distancing measures are in place. Public and mass gatherings are banned throughout Maldives, including parties and rallies. Gatherings of over five people are not allowed in public spaces and a distance of three feet must be maintained with others when going out. Use of masks is mandatory on islands with cases of COVID-19 when going out in public.
All excursion activities (such as day trips to picnic islands, fishing and dolphin watching) from all islands, resorts, safaris and guesthouses are banned across the country until further notice.
Public spaces such as parks or sports grounds are open with hand hygiene measures and washing stations in place. Individuals should maintain a distance of three feet while exercising and only groups of five are allowed to exercise together.
🔒 All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states.
🔒 Most businesses including restaurants, shops, food markets, gyms/spas, sports facilities, night markets, cinemas, casinos and tourist attractions are able to reopen, provided that COVID preventative measures are in place. These include providing alcohol gel, face masks being worn, maintaining 1m physical distancing, and checking temperatures.
Some venues where the 1m social distancing rule cannot be applied, such as karaoke and night clubs, remain closed. Social gatherings, weddings and traditional events are now permitted as long as COVID-19 prevention measures and social distancing of 1m are in place.
🔒 It is required to wear a face mask in on public transportation and in enclosed public places where social distancing can’t be maintained. Recommends people to keep a distance from others of at least 1.5 meters in indoor environments and 1 meter in outdoor ones.
Restaurants in Taiwan are open under social distancing restrictions.
Non-essential businesses and attractions in Taiwan are all open, under social distancing requirements.
🔒 Effective June 15, 2020, an additional easing of confinement measures was implemented. Certain health regulations remain in place including temperature screenings and mandatory face coverings. All non-essential services and businesses are permitted to open, subject to provisions outlined by the authorities.
Fore more details : http://pmo.govmu.org/English/News/Pages/Cabinet_Decisions_taken_on_12_June_2020-pdf.aspx
🔒 The City of Minsk has issued social distancing guidelines for businesses and public institutions, including:
Restaurants and cafes must place tables at least 1.5 meters apart.
Hotels must ensure guests take their temperature daily.
Employers must prohibit sick employees from working.
Library reading rooms are closed to the public
Large events in museums have been cancelled.
Hairdressers and beauty salons must work by appointment only, with a minimum five-minute interval between clients.
Churches and other religious institutions must ensure regular cleaning and disinfection of public areas.
Shops, cafes, restaurants, and other businesses are open.
There are no rules surrounding face masks, but many people voluntarily wear them when going out in public.
🔒 Health State of Emergency has been extended through November 16, 2020.
A curfew has been imposed between midnight and 4 a.m.in the greater Conakry (Conakry, Coyah, and Dubreka) area.
Masks must always be worn in public spaces. There is a fine of 50,000 GNF (approximately USD 5) for each infraction.
Places of worship have fully reopened.
Businesses, including restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen with use of masks and social distancing measures required.
Schools have reopened.
🔒 Restrictions are in place in all areas of the Philippines and vary by region and level of coronavirus transmission.
Manila and the surrounding region has now been moved to General Community. Current restrictions in the Manila region have been extended until October 31. In the Manila region:
Salons, barbershops, and gyms are allowed to open.
Dine-in at restaurants may resume at 30% capacity.
There are three categories of restrictions being used across the country.
Under ECQ: People must stay in their homes. Only one person per household is allowed to go out for essential items such as food and medicine.
In public places, a 1-metre distance must be maintained between people.
Only essential businesses and services are allowed to operate.
Public transportation is suspended.
Select workers will be allowed to go out and work in phases.
Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed.
Those younger than 21 and older than 60, and high health risk individuals, must continue to stay at home.
Some non-leisure shops and malls will open with social distancing restrictions in place.
People must wear masks when they go out.
There is a curfew for non-workers.
Quarantine passes are no longer needed to go out.
Religious services are allowed to be held but with social distancing measures in place.
Regulations of GCQ are partially lifted, with specific rules varying by area.
🔒 Cayman Island is currently at suppression level 2 or minimal suppression. There is no curfew. In some public places you must wear a mask or face covering. These include healthcare facilities, residential care home facilities, airports, taxis, omnibuses and any other place deemed so by the Medical Officer for Health. You may choose to or choose not to wear masks or face coverings in other locations. If you are indoors a public place and wish to wear a mask or cloth face covering, you cannot be denied entry by the owner or operator.
No more than 250 people may gather together at any one time. All businesses may operate without the need to apply for an exemption. However, there are restrictions on certain operations.
Bars and restaurants may operate within their normal hours and offer indoor and outdoor services.
🔒 Many places of business are currently open, however, businesses and restaurants have been instructed to respect curfew hours, and support mask-wearing and social distancing.
Large gatherings have been banned. Face masks are mandatory in public places.
🔒 Key services (including most shops, banks, petrol stations and restaurants/take away/home delivery food services) are open; entry controls, temperature checks, social distancing measures and limits on customer numbers are common. Schools and universities and some businesses and organisations, remain closed. Public parks, museums and theatres are closed and large gatherings are discouraged.
🔒 As of 8 September the wearing of masks is mandatory at all times outside the home throughout Turkey. This includes, but is not limited to, all public places, including streets, side streets, parks, gardens, picnic areas, markets, sea side and public transportation including Metro, buses, taxis and ferries. Masks are also mandatory in all shops, restaurants, hairdressers and barber shops.
There will be strict inspections to ensure the measures are being carried out. Those who do not abide by this rule may be issued with a fine of 900 TL (approximately £106).
🔒 State of Emergency has been extended until October 31, 2020. Wearing a face mask in public is mandatory, and social distancing measures are in place. All non-essential services such as bars, nightclubs are closed. Bars and gyms that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate. Retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 06:00 and 18:00.
All beaches in Antigua and Barbuda are open between 06:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday (excluding local public holidays) for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours, no more than two persons per household may visit a beach at any one time and picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. When people out on essential business, including when in motor vehicles, or undertaking exercise must wear masks that cover the nose and mouth.
🔒 There are no lockdowns or curfews. Physical distancing, including at weddings and funerals, is still recommended but rarely enforced.
Most businesses, restaurants, and services are open as normal, some with social distancing or special hygiene measures in place.
Wearing a face mask is recommended and social distancing of 3 to 6 feet must be observed.
🔒 The Omani Government have announced a curfew from 11 – 24 October 2020 between 8pm – 5am. All shops and public places will be closed during this time and movement will be prohibited.
The Omani government has stated that no public gatherings should take place, and masks should be worn in public places.
The following places are closed, or could be subject to temporary closure by the authorities at short notice, across Oman:
mosques and other places of worship;
events and conferences;
most tourist sites.
🔒 To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. If you want to learn more about how each province is reopening you can visit this page (https://www.osler.com/en/resources/in-focus/returning-to-work)
🔒 On September 2, the Government of Cabo Verde extended the “State of Calamity” for the islands of Santiago and Sal and implemented the measure for the island of Fogo until October 31. Social distancing measures remain in place for all of Cabo Verde, including the mandatory use of face coverings in indoor public spaces where other people are present.
🔒 Face masks are required to be worn in all public places and markets.
All Orthodox churches and mosques have canceled services.
Cafes and restaurants can operate only between the hours of 8:00 am -8:00 pm.
Supermarkets and shopping centres will operate 7:00 am -7:00 pm.
Markets will operate from 6:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Bars, nightclubs, playgrounds, bike rentals, parks, squares and other gathering places will be closed.
Some accommodation including major hotels in Bishkek remain closed. You should check in advance with your accommodation provider and comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.
🔒 Most hotels and restaurants are open and have been instructed to follow COVID-19 guidelines, including asking customers to wear masks.
Sports and music events, along with bars, cinemas, museums and gyms are all closed. Restaurants and some shops have opened.
🔒 On September 20, the Government of Iraq lifted the curfew and restrictions on public gatherings. Social distancing rules remain in place. Restaurants, auditoriums, places of worship, and hotels are open. Government departments are permitted to resume working, with full staffing.
Malls and shops are open with social distancing and hygiene measures in place, and cafes and restaurants are now open. Schools and universities remain closed.
🔒 Jersey has moved to level 1 framework from August 8, There will be a small package of changes introduced on 8 August. However, Islanders should not assume any further relaxations following this point. Most shops are open subject to observing the public health guidelines, which might mean queues and other changes to your typical shopping experience. People are advised to use hand sanitisers (with 60% to 70% alcohol content), physical distancing and cloth masks or nose or mouth coverings particularly in these indoor environments.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to continue safer hygiene. Cloth masks are advised in enclosed public spaces such as shops and on public transport. You should keep a physical distance of 2 metres from anyone you don’t live with.
🔒 Public gatherings are limited to 50 persons, including at weddings, funerals and religious gatherings.
All businesses have reopened.
Sale of alcohol for off-site consumption only is limited to midday to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to midday on Saturday, prohibited on Sunday.
All members of the public are required to wear face masks on private and public transport, shopping, participating in outdoor group exercise, using public spaces, and at the workplace.
🔒 There are no country-wide restrictions in place on shops, restaurants, markets, beaches or most leisure activities. Large events such as concerts and sports matches remain either cancelled or held behind closed doors. In practice, some restaurants, markets and shops remain closed or may have restrictions in place on the number of shoppers they will admit.
🔒 Shops are open as normal and restaurants up to 10pm. Nightclubs are not yet open. Beaches are now open all day. You are now allowed to host social events with up to 20 guests. Churches are allowed to re-open. Everyone must adhere to 6ft social distancing and wearing of facemasks.
🔒 Events of more than 50 people are banned. All religious institutions were allowed to reopen on May 10, although certain ceremonies will not be allowed.
Restaurants, cinemas and clubs are closed. The markets in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso have reopened.
It's mandatory to wear a mask in public spaces
🔒 The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until November 10.
The city of Casablanca currently has a curfew in place from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am, and those wishing to enter or depart the city limits must have a letter of permission issued by Moroccan authorities. In-person schooling is currently prohibited in Casablanca, and local markets must close by 3:00 pm, cafes and shops by 8:00 pm, and restaurants by 9:00 pm. U.S. citizens should monitor social media and local press reports for more information regarding your specific location.
Masks are mandatory in all public spaces.
🔒 The Government of Haiti has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools, universities, vocational centers, and factories are closed until further notice; gatherings larger than 10 people have been banned. Mask wearing is required in public and in instances where social distancing cannot be maintained. A curfew is in place from 12 midnight to 4 A.M.
🔒 The Ministry of Health has announced a health emergency and issued a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus.
-it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places
-when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (1.5 metres away from any other person)-
-all events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people
-no events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues
-entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules
-government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home
-the Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips
-public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks.
🔒 While there is no curfew in place, national social distancing and quarantine orders are in effect.
The Government of Argentina has announced the extension of quarantine and social distancing measures. The following areas will remain in quarantine (“aislamiento social”) through at least October 25: the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area; in addition to those places forming part of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area, the departments of General Pueyrredón, Bahía Blanca, San Nicolás, and Tandil in the Province of Buenos Aires; San Fernando, Comandante Fernández, Mayor Luis Jorge Fontana, and Chacabuco departments in Chaco; Bidema and Escalante departments in Chubut; Capital, Santa María, Punilla, Colón, Tercero Arriba, and General San Martín departments in Cordoba; Manuel Belgrano, Ledesma, El Carmen, Palpalá, Susques, Yavi, Rinconada, and San Pedro departments in Jujuy; Capital and Chilecito departments in La Rioja; Capital, Luján de Cuyo, Las Heras, Maipú, Guaymallén, Godoy Cruz, Tunuyán, and Tupungato departments in Mendoza; the metropolitan areas of Neuquén City, Plottier, Centenario, Senillosa, Cutral Có, Plaza Huincul, and Zapala in Neuquen Province; the metropolitan areas of Bariloche and Dina Huapi and the General Roca department in Río Negro; Cerrillos, Rosario de Lerma, General Güemes, La Caldera, and Capital departments in Salta; Rawson and Capital departments in San Juan; General Pedernera department in San Luis; the metropolitan areas of Río Gallegos City, El Calafate, and Caleta Olivia in Santa Cruz; Rosario, La Capital, General López, Caseros, Constitución, San Lorenzo, Las Colonia, and Castellanos departments in Santa Fe; Capital and Banda departments in Santiago del Estero; Río Grande department in Tierra del Fuego; and the Capital department in Tucumán. Per the latest order, most of the rest of the country remains in mandatory social distancing. Even in those provinces under mandatory social distancing, strict limits on travel, gatherings, and other activities apply. Argentine authorities may extend this period
Masks or other face coverings are mandatory nationwide in public spaces, including public transportation and passenger vehicles.
🔒 The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 2 November.
The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations.
Public transportation between districts and cities in Azerbaijan is suspended. Restaurants, cafes and catering places are open between 8:00 and 18:00. Museums and exhibition halls in Azerbaijan are open, other attractions remain closed.
🔒 Large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta are being eased in a number of stages. Essential services are available, but public activities (including schools, offices, religious activities, social and cultural gatherings and public transportation) continue to be limited to maintain social distancing. It is mandatory to wear a face mask when outside. Criminal sanctions may apply for violations of the restrictions. Similar restrictions apply in some other areas in Indonesia.
Previous restrictions are gradually being eased and shops, bars and restaurants are resuming business, operating at 50% of their normal capacity and with social distancing of 1 metre. Restrictions remain on large public gatherings.
Accommodation, including hotels and private rental options, continue to be open for business across Indonesia. Social distancing measures are being applied in hotels.
🔒 Companies that own and / or manage large commercial premises (shopping centers) are encouraged to prevent and provisionally close them, excluding premises that sell food and health products (supermarkets and pharmacies) and polyclinics. Small shops are now allowed to open in Montevideo from 10 am to 6 pm.
People are asked to avoid public places with crowds of people and to maintain limited social interaction.
All public shows have been suspended; public buildings such as museums and libraries along with gambling halls and equestrian events are closed.
There's a requirement to use face masks in supermarkets and it is strongly recommended to use them in public. All public shows have been suspended; public buildings such as museums and libraries along with gambling halls and equestrian events are closed.
🔒 The Somali authorities at national and local level have put in place a range of measures to control the spread of COVID-19. In Mogadishu, these include a night-time curfew, as well as measures relating to public gatherings, schools and mosques.
Non-essential businesses in Somalia remain closed. They also announced additional measures including closing schools and banning large gatherings. People have been advised to stay home if they are sick.
🔒 Supermarkets, pharmacies, health clinics, fuel stations and other key businesses. Supermarkets can have no more than 50 people inside.
Mechanics, plumbers, electricians, and system and air conditioners, elevators and pool maintenance professionals are now allowed to go back to work. Fishing and Industrial Agriculture operations are now allowed to resume as well.
Places of worship, parks, sports facilities and social areas (including those of buildings and open air areas of private clubs, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, golf and other sporting activities that do not involve physical contact) with 25% capacity and social distancing of 2 metres are now open.
🔒 The Bolivian Government extended national quarantine measures through October 31, 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The wearing of facemasks in public places is mandatory and social distancing measures must be respected.
Schools and other large public events remain suspended.
Government and private offices, job sites, and other services that are open during the COVID-19 pandemic are working on reduced hours and generally close earlier than usual business hours.
Prohibition on private vehicle use between the hours of 00:00 to 05:00 Monday through Sunday.
Commercial activity is prohibited between from 00:00 to 05:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
🔒 The following country-wide measures from the Serbian Government are in effect:
- Ban on public gatherings involving more than 30 people, indoors or outdoors.
- No more than one person per 4 square meters is allowed indoors.
- The use of face coverings is required in all indoor locations, as well as outdoors when required physical distancing is not possible, for example waiting in line to enter stores or at bus stops. Face coverings are recommended elsewhere outdoors.
- Visits to patients in hospitals are banned.
- Visits to elder-care homes are limited to 15 minutes.
- The recommended distance between people outdoors is 1.5 meters.
- Establishments with outdoor seating will be allowed to operate from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Establishments without outdoor seating will be allowed to operate from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
🔒 Social distancing requirement is at least 1 metre distance in general.
At least 2 metres distance in certain situations such as contacts with risk groups and choirs. Wearing face masks is not required in Denmark. Denmark became one of the first countries in Europe to exit the lockdown.
Restaurants and cafes in Denmark are open under health guidelines and restrictions. Libraries, popular outdoors sports, professional sport without spectators, and safari parks are open under restrictions.
Further opening of museums, theaters, art exhibitions, cinemas, public aquariums and more will occur throughout June and July.
🔒 Banking services are limited with many shops operating reduced hours. Emergency services including hospitals remain open.
Face masks must be worn at all times when travelling to and visiting public places and services. Some hotels and guesthouses are open, but not all, and services may be limited.
The government has asked people to stay at home from 10 pm until 5 am. Outside these hours the Government has instructed that people should only leave their homes if there is an urgent need. There are ongoing restrictions of movement between districts. Anyone not complying with these requests could face legal action.
🔒 Monaco is now lifting its lockdown restrictions in three phases. From June, other businesses and entertainment venues may be allowed to open. Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed in public spaces. In public spaces, it is not mandatory but highly recommended to wear a mask. In public transport, in shops or in health professional’s office, wearing a mask is mandatory.
🔒 Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than 50 people have been banned.
Bars and nightclubs have been closed.
The work schedule for all government offices (with the exception of defence, security, and health) has been reduced to 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The General Directorate for Commerce and Competition set price limits for essential goods, including sugar, rice, cooking oil, and bread.
Operating hours of certain stores are through June 30, 2020. Open-air markets (including vegetable stands and livestock markets) are open from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Supermarkets and other food stores are open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Small neighbourhood shops are open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Face masks are mandatory in public.
🔒 The State of Emergency in Estonia has officially been lifted. However, certain restrictions are still in place. Public gatherings of up to 100 people are now permitted, as long as the venue is at half-capacity or less.
Bans are in place in certain counties on alcohol sales after 10pm. Events with social distancing measures in place are allowed to take place. Most restaurants, businesses, shops, and other public gathering places are now allowed to open with social distancing measures in place.
Face masks are not mandatory. People in high-risk groups are advised to cover their mouths and noses in public areas. Practitioners of recreational activities, teachers, academic employees who organize higher education, and students are still strongly advised to wear masks and use other personal protective equipment if they are in a risk group.
🔒 The government has lifted the prior restrictions on inter-district travel and the mandatory curfew has been shortened. Curfew hours now extend from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. There are no restrictions on inter-district travel. Churches and mosques will be open effective Monday, July 13.
Citizens are required to observe social distancing protocols, wear cloth face coverings in public, stay home if they are sick, and seek medical attention if they show symptoms of COVID-19. If you have fever, tiredness, and cough, call 117 right away.
🔒 Shops and shopping centers should limit the number of customers at the same time, develop alternative solutions for lines or indicate how far customers should stand between each other.
Individuals should keep distance in public places, refrain from attending events such as parties, funerals, and weddings, and avoid travel during rush-hour and any unnecessary travel.
People who are over 70, or belong to other risk groups, should limit all social contact, avoid public transport, shopping in pharmacies, supermarkets, or crowded places.
Face masks are not required in public areas and are generally not worn.
🔒 The state of emergency in Mozambique has been lifted, however, certain restrictions are still in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Gatherings of more than 20 people are banned. Social distancing of 1.5 metres must be observed in all public places.
Markets are allowed to be open from 6am to 5pm. Markets are allowed to be open from 6am to 5pm. Many entertainment venues, including theaters, libraries, bars, pools, and gyms, are still closed. Wearing of masks is compulsory in all public spaces including public transport, on the roadside and in markets.
🔒 Wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 5 years old, except on beaches and in national parks provided that people maintain social distancing of two metres. Non-compliance is punishable by law and subject to fines ranging from €100 to €2,000.
Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited.
Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required.
In the municipalities of Andrijevica, Berane and Nikšić, people are required to stay at home between 10pm and 5am the next day. Gathering in residential buildings is prohibited for people who are not members of the same household in these municipalities and in Rožaje.
All restaurants and cafes are closed in these four municipalities, excluding the work of catering facilities for hotel guests in which guests are accommodated. Their working hours are limited until 10pm or midnight, in other municipalities, depending of the number of active cases locally. There are also limits on the number of guests allowed in to sit at a table in restaurants, cafes and bars.
Religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Gathering of citizens for political rallies is limited to a maximum of 100 people in open public places, and 50 people in closed public places.
Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Public and private schools and other educational institutions including kindergartens are suspended and the start of the school year is delayed until 1 October.
Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household.
🔒 On 22 May, the regulations affecting the freedom of movement of all citizens came to an end, and people are now permitted to leave their home without restriction – although the advice of the Government of Gibraltar remains for people to stay at home, and if they do go out, to maintain social distancing. From 1 June, restaurants and cafes can open with reduced capacity.
From 21 August the Government of Gibraltar announced that bars and restaurants in Gibraltar have reduced opening hours. Last orders are at 12:30am, and the premises must shut by 1am. Additionally, the drinking of alcohol in unlicensed public places after 11pm is now prohibited, and those who do so can be subject to a fixed penalty notice of £100.
From 28 August the Government of Gibraltar announced that it is a legal requirement to wear masks in all enclosed indoor spaces which are open to the public – this includes retail shops, takeaways and hair and beauty salons. Bars, cafes and restaurants are not included in the restrictions. Those failing to wear a mask are subject to a fixed penalty notice of £100. The Government of Gibraltar also recommends that people do not socialise outside of their family or established social bubbles. See guidance from the Government of Gibraltar for more information https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/press-releases/civil-contingencies-measures-escalated-and-enforcement-powers-enhanced-by-legislation-5542020-6131
🔒 Businesses, transportation, and government institutions are largely operating as normal; most restrictions to slow the spread of the virus have been revoked. As a result, products and services are widely available as before the start of the pandemic.
Grocery stores are well stocked and operating normal hours. Schools and universities are operating as normal. Some jurisdictions place limitations on large gatherings and mass events.
🔒 The Chief Medical Officer from the Guyana Ministry of Public Health has urged people to exercise social distancing and carry out measures to reduce the spread of the virus.
Emergency measures have been introduced by the National COVID-19 Task Force. These include:
curfew between 6pm and 6am
except where provided in the Emergency Measures, every person should remain in the confines of their own home
there are restrictions on all social activities.This includes activities along the sea wall, attending bars, restaurants and gymnasiums
no more than 10 mourners allowed to attend a funeral
🔒 Many businesses have been allowed to reopen. This includes restaurants and cafes, museums, service providers such as hair salons, physical therapy clinics, and beauty parlors, pools, nightclubs, and bars. Restaurants, cafes, and bars have reopened but must close by 11 pm.
No more than20 persons may be in the same area at the same time in all workplaces and all commercial operations. There should be no contact (mixing) between areas.
Shops that are larger than 1,000 m2 may have up to 100 persons inside at anytime provided that the 1-metre social distancing rule can be held. Those shops that are larger than 1,000 square metres (m2) in size may allow one additional customer inside for each 10 m2 over and above 1,000 m2.The maximum number of customers, however, is always 200.
Masks are required when social distancing cannot be observed, such as on domestic flights and ferries, in hair salons, massage parlors, and other personal service establishments. If traveling on a bus, wearing a mask is required if the planned trip is longer than 30 minutes.
🔒 Businesses, shops, offices, churches, sports facilities and beauty salons are now operating normally without restriction, except for health protocols (physical distancing, hand sanitising, wearing face masks).
A maximum of 250 persons may gather together at any one time. Single visitors are allowed to hospital patients and nursing home residents. Beaches and rivers can be freely accessed and sporting activities allowed.
There are private taxis and car rental available at the Douglas Charles and Canefield airports. Car rental should be arranged ahead of time. You will be required to wear a face mask at all times on public transport in Dominica.
You should maintain a distance of 6 feet apart from others, and frequent hand sanitising is mandatory.
🔒 Mexico's government has announced a nationwide lifting of coronavirus social distancing measures — with the exception of areas marked as red zones.
A government map (https://www.gob.mx/salud/documentos/informacion-internacional-y-nacional-sobre-nuevo-coronavirus-2019-ncov?idiom=es) shows nearly the entire country marked in red. While in a red zone, people should remain at home wherever possible, and particularly the over 60s, those with underlying medical conditions, and pregnant women.
Under red phase: Only the essential activities will operate.
Under orange phase: Non-essential activities and public gatherings may resume but at a small scale. Vulnerable workers, such as pregnant women, older adults and people with a compromised immune system, may return to work but should be given maximum protection.
Under yellow phase: Non-essential activities may resume at a normal rate without any kind of restriction. Public gatherings will only have minor restrictions. Restaurants, churches, movie theaters, and museums may reopen.
Under green phase: Classes may resume. Every aspect of the everyday life will return to normal.
🔒 On September 17, the President announced the expiration of the previous National State of Public Emergency, ending the nightly curfew and allowing all businesses and markets to resume normal business hours. Public health regulations remain in effect:
-Bars, pubs, dine-in restaurants, cinemas, video clubs, gyms, night clubs, group events at beaches, casinos, and sporting fields remain closed
-Public gatherings, including for naming ceremonies, weddings, and other social events, are prohibited
-Face masks must be worn
-Air, sea, and land borders remain closed, with limited exceptions
🔒 All shops, except those selling food and essential products, are closed.
Gatherings of more than 50 people as well as of family events such as weddings and funerals are prohibited.
Places of worship, schools, higher education institutions, bars and nightclubs are closed.
Face masks must be worn in all public places.
The Republic of Congo authorities have mobilised defence and security forces to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures.
🔒 Services, including shops, restaurants, hotels, museums, tourist sites, and places of worship are open, although they may have altered operating hours, restricted access policies, or instituted other hygiene requirements to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Wearing face masks is mandatory on public transport and in shops in all of Germany's states (check local rules here https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus/corona-bundeslaender-1745198). In some states, masks are also required in other enclosed public spaces such as banks, post offices, public administration buildings, and doctor's offices.
🔒 All services are currently available in Moldova. Large gatherings of more than fifty people for parties and weddings are currently prohibited. People over 63 years old have restrictions on movement. Public parks are open, but people should not congregate in groups larger than three.
🔒 Solomon Islands has not implemented widespread lockdown or social distancing measures.
Non-essential public gatherings including sporting events, fun-raising concerts, weddings are discouraged. This may extend to churches if the situation gets worse.
Restaurants and bars in Solomon Islands are open. Non-essential businesses and attractions in Solomon Islands are open.
Wearing face masks is not required in Solomon Islands.
🔒 Beaches, rivers, parks and gymnasiums have reopened. Food establishments and restaurants are now permitted to provide in-house dining services until 10pm and bars, casinos and cinemas have reopened. Places of worship have also now resumed normal services.
Sporting activities have resumed and members of the public are permitted to congregate in larger groups of up to 25 people.
You must wear a mask, to cover your nose and mouth, in public spaces. You should adhere to all precautionary measures put in place by the local authorities. Schools and universities remain closed.
🔒 The lockdown measures have been significantly relaxed.
Salons, barbershops, dental offices, and museums can reopen, provided that they can take proper action to ensure social distancing measures.
Shops with direct entrance from outside are allowed to reopen.
Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and other places that serve food and beverages are allowed to resume outdoor dining. They can also continue drive-in, room service at hotels, and delivery services.
Hotels are allowed to re-open, provided they abide by guidelines set by the government.
Cinemas have also reopened in September.
Tourists can go to local resorts and most restrictions on the tourism industry have been lifted.
Beaches can reopen with limitations.
Dental practices can reopen, and other elective medical care services can resume.
🔒 Large mosques are now allowed to reopen. Women, vulnerable people, and children under 15 will not be allowed to attend. Friday prayers are still banned throughout the country to prevent large gatherings. All cultural, sports, and other events are suspended.
Beaches, entertainment venues, restaurants, cafes and hotels are now allowed to open.
Public offices remain open, but with paid exceptional leave for at least 50% of the staff of each institution and public administration, except for medical and national security personnel.
Many businesses are now allowed to reopen, including home appliance stores, vegetable and fruit markets, tailors, plumbers, carpenters, travel agents, pastry shops and men's barbershops.
Other small businesses similar to the above are also allowed to reopen.
Museums and libraries will begin to open in September.
Sports halls are allowed to reopen and sporting activities may resume.
🔒 Most shops, businesses, services, and other public places are now allowed to be open with social distancing measures in place.
It is required to wear a face mask in all public places, including on public transport, in shops, and in common areas of schools.
🔒 Businesses have largely reopened, but most schools remain closed. Restaurants and bars with outdoor seating were permitted to open beginning May 28, 2020 under specific protocols determined by the Government of North Macedonia.
As of Friday, June 26, 2020, the indoor areas of bars and restaurants, along with gyms, are permitted to operate while implementing specific protocols. Individuals must practice two-meter social distancing in public and wear a protective face covering in closed public spaces, including markets, shops, banks, post offices, health facilities, and public transport, as well as in open spaces where it is not possible to maintain a two-meter distance.
Gathering in public places is permitted while practicing social distancing and wearing protective masks.
🔒 Public spaces and services are now open in the Kathmandu valley. Shops and services will only serve customers wearing some form of face mask. Shop openings may vary by location, as local administrations in other districts are free to adapt a different model, and more restrictive lockdowns are still in place in other parts of the country.
People are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public, and there is a ban on large gatherings.
Entertainment centres such as cinema halls and dance bars, health clubs and swimming clubs, salons, beauty parlours, spas, libraries, zoos, and museums remain closed until further notice.
🔒 The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew. On 26 August, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 8pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol.
Large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events remain suspended. However, the maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings has been reviewed upwards to 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.
🔒 Interpersonal distancing of 1.5 metre must be respected. The use of masks is strongly recommended for all other public places.
Restaurants and cafes are open under social distancing requirements. Museums, Galleries, Parks, Shopping centers, Personal care services and Hotels are open.
🔒 On 22 September the Andorran authorities published a new set of restrictions including mandatory use of masks in public and social distancing of 1.5m unless specific protocols are in place.
Only groups of up to five people are able to meet, including in private spaces. Limits to capacity are in place in shops, restaurants, bars and cafes and you should follow the instructions displayed locally. Similar restrictions are in place in gyms and sports centres. Smoking is not permitted in any public area.
🔒 Phase 4 was introduced nationwide on 20 July, with regional exceptions, set out below, that are subject to review. In addition to the activities permitted during Phase 1, 2 and 3, Phase 4 consists on the reopening of hotels and events in observance of health and safety protocols. In addition, religious meetings may be held with a maximum of 50 people; social gatherings with no more than 10 people; while events can reach 20 people with registration controls.
The ban on all non-essential movement is in place from 11pm to 5am (Sundays to Thursdays) and from 12am to 5am (Friday to Saturday).
Both Asuncion and Central departments remain on Phase 3. Alto Parana department has been returned to ‘Phase 0’, based on the increase of cases locally. The following activities, in compliance with sanitary protocols, are permitted in Alto Parana: opening of businesses from 5am to 5pm, visiting pharmacies and supermarkets, delivery of goods.
The following industries are also permitted to operate: food supply industries, banking, agro industry, construction work, cargo transportation, import and sale of petrol,
garbage collection, government entities with minimal staff performing work. During this level of restrictions, funeral services may be performed. Bars, restaurants and gyms will remain closed.
🔒 Cinemas are now open but not all seats will be sold in order to maintain social distance. Businesses with health personnel which require one-to-one contact, such as dentists, physiotherapists, and psychologists, are allowed to open if they adhere to the requirements for control of infectious diseases.
Amusement parks and non-food-service businesses are allowed to open. Most other venues, businesses, and services are allowed to reopen. Organized trainings for professional football are now allowed.
Physical distancing of at least 1 metre to others is required, and more if and where possible. The use of masks is not required in public.
🔒 Restaurants, cafes, and bars have been allowed to open, with certain limitations on the number of customers and the alcohol serving hours.
Outdoor recreational facilities have been allowed to reopen.
National and municipal museums, theaters, the National Opera, cultural venues, libraries, mobile libraries, hobby and leisure centers, swimming pools and other sports facilities, youth centers, clubs, daycare services for the elderly, rehabilitative work facilities and workshops, and more have also been allowed to open gradually.
See the Finnish Government website for more details on all the closures and re-openings.
🔒 Grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and cafes throughout the country are open, along with most other businesses. Restaurants and bars must close by 11:00pm.
Social distance restrictions include limitations on the number of people who can attend public gatherings and a requirement to wear masks indoors, on public transportation, and in public areas when social distancing is not possible.
🔒 In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Armenia declared a State of Emergency March 16, 2020. On September 12, 2020, this State of Emergency expired.
While the State of Emergency has lifted, many requirements and restrictions remain in place. Gatherings of up to 60 individuals are permitted to take place.
Face masks are required in public spaces. Individuals who fail to follow rules related to face masks could face potential fines of 10,000 dram.
Children under the age of six, as well as individuals exercising or riding a bike, are exempted from this requirement, as are individuals with certain health conditions.
Face masks remain mandatory in public transportation and taxis but are no longer required in personal vehicles.
🔒 Effective September 17, 2020, a curfew is in effect from 11:00pm to 5:00am.
Curacao lifted its “shelter-in-place” order on May 8, 2020, but social distancing protocols remain in effect when in public.
🔒 All commercial enterprises and other gathering places, such as churches, are now allowed to be open. Social distancing measures should be observed.
Bars may open if they also serve food and alcohol may not be served without food.
Clubs, discos, and sports clubs have been closed down again in response to an increase in cases.
Face masks are now required in all public places. A €50 fine will be charged to violators.
🔒 Restaurants in Malaysia are open under social distancing restrictions. Bars and night clubs, group and contact sports, entertainment outlets, public swimming pools, and exhibitions remain closed.
Individual sports such as tennis, golf and jogging are permitted.
Wearing a face mask in crowded public spaces is compulsory, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), which will now be in effect through December 31, 2020.
🔒 On September 20, President Museveni announced changes to the current restrictions, including opening of Entebbe International Airport on October 1 and all land borders, allowing schools to re-open on October 15 for the candidate classes, permitting places of worship to gather with groups of 70 persons or less, and allowing open-air sport activities to resume without spectators. He also lifted restrictions on movement to and from border districts.
The curfew (2100h-0600h) remains in place, as does the closure of gyms, bars, casinos, gaming centers, and cinemas. Motorcycle taxi (boda boda) drivers must cease their movements by 1800h.
🔒 From Friday 9 October new restrictions will apply to Abaco and New Providence. These include 24 hour lockdowns over weekends when all but essential services will be closed from 7pm on Fridays to 5am on Mondays. The public holiday on Monday 12 October will also be subject to a 24 hour lockdown.
The weekday curfew in Abaco and New Providence is from 7pm to 5am. On weekdays, grocery stores will be open as well as stores and restaurants able to deliver curbside and delivery services. This is subject to change and updates are available at the Office of the Prime Minister website (https://opm.gov.bs/category/press-room/emergency-orders-covid-19/).
The following measures are in place throughout the Bahamas:
- Face masks must be worn in any public space and must be worn for entry into supermarkets, pharmacies and businesses.
- Face masks or coverings must cover your nose and mouth; face mask must also be visible and easily identifiable.
- A government issued identification must be carried on person to present at police checkpoints, which have been established on several islands.
- Beaches and national parks are subject to restrictions, which vary across the islands.
- Socially distancing is set at 6ft apart. You may be required to stand or sit in a designated area according to the social distancing measures in place in a partic