In today's world, quarantine is a word used in every other conversation - courtesy the novel COVID-19. As per the CDC guidelines, quarantining helps protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.
Different countries have adopted different COVID quarantine rules, especially for travelers. The quarantine guidelines are primarily dependant on the number of cases in the country, travel restrictions and health facilities available - among a host of many other factors
Quarantine - a period of time during which an animal or person that might have a disease is kept away from other people or animals so that the disease cannot spread
COVID Quarantine Rules For Travelers
Find a quick glimpse of the travel quarantine rules across 150+ countries across the globe. You can find the quarantine requirements and the necessary documents you need to provide upon arrival basis each country.
We update this table weekly, so keep a watch out for the changing COVID quarantine rules in different countries.
COVID Quarantine Rules - UK
COVID Quarantine Rules - USA
COVID Quarantine Rules - UAE
COVID Quarantine Rules - India
FAQS on COVID Quarantine Rules
Are quarantine rules the same across all countries?
No. Each country has a different set of quarantine rules depending on the country you departed from, your travel purpose, your age, medical facilities available in the country - among many other factors. While some countries have exempted mandatory quarantine entirely, some countries require you to self-isolate at home in lieu of staying at a quarantine facility.
What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
What are the most important things to keep in mind which quarantining?
Have a quarantine plan
Depending on the country you're visiting, you'll have to make arrangements for a hotel quarantine or self-quarantine. Make sure you know how many days you'll have to quarantine for, stock up well in advance and make sure you pick something to keep yourself engaged through the entire duration of quarantine. Be sure to know what documents you need to bring along, whether there will be additional expenses, and what kind of bookings you need to do ahead of your trip.
Stick to the rules
Quarantine rules are taken very seriously in countries and can ensue hefty fines if not followed properly. Be well aware of the guidelines and cooperate with the authorities for a smooth quarantine.
How long do travelers have to typically quarantine?
On what circumstances can you be exempt from mandatory quarantine?
Depending on your purpose of visit, employment status, risk category, the country you departed from and PCR test upon arrival, one can be exempted from mandatory quarantine. However, this is dependant on the rules in each country.
Where can I find the quarantine rules for each country?
As of October, how many countries exist without quarantine upon arrival?
As of October, 30 odd countries do not require quarantine upon arrival. Some of these countries are Afghanistan, Albania, Ghana, Maldives, Peru, Costa Rica,Spain and Sweden.
When you're traveling within travel bubbles, do you need to quarantine?
This again is dependant on the country you're traveling from and the rules of the country you're visiting. However, traveling within travel bubbles ensures that there are less restrictions and possibly lighter quarantine measures for their residents.