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CST Flight Services COVID Travel Restrictions

MEXICO, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

COVID-19 has affected the way General Aviation operations take place throughout the world and the requirements to enter each country. In this page you will find information for countries within Central America, South America and Mexico.

Disclaimer: The information presented here has been complied from different sources, including: FAA NOTAM Service, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, Publications by Local Governments and Authorities, IATA Travel Centre.

The information is constantly changing. Any country can restrict travel or implement preventive measures at any moment without or with little advance notice.

Last Update: September 23rd, at 2300 UTC

* A red asterisk next to the name of the country indicates that recent updates were made.

ARGENTINA*

PARTIALLY OPEN TO IGA 

VALID UNTIL: Until 1 October, 2021

  • Until 1 October 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:
    • nationals and residents of Argentina;
    • passengers with a visa issued by Argentina (excluding tourist visas);
    • spouses, partners with registered partnership, parents, sisters, brothers or children of nationals of Argentina. They must:
    • present proof confirming the relationship (birth, marriage or cohabitation certificate, duly apostilled or legalized); and
    • present a copy of the national ID card of the national of Argentina; and
    • be nationals of Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or Venezuela.
  • More details can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/y5uo6mt4
  • Passengers and crew must complete a "Declaracion Jurada Electronica para el ingreso al Territorio Nacional" available at http://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/
  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to:
    • passengers younger than 6 years;
    • passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result issued at most 90 days before arrival and proof of medical discharge issued at least 10 days after the positive test;
    • passengers with a medical certificate issued at most 72 hours before departure stating lack of Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms if PCR tests are not available at the country of departure. They are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Details can be found at https://www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/coronavirus/ingresar-egresar-argentina/opcion-pcr-destino .
  • Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Argentina.
  • Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival at their own expense.
  • Until 1 October 2021, passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days.
  • Effective 2 October 2021, passengers could be subject to quarantine for 7 days.

BELIZE

OPEN TO IGA ✈ 

VALID FOR:  Unknown


  • Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense. This does not apply to:
    • passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken 96 hours before departure;
    • passengers with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result taken 48 hours before departure;
    • passengers younger than 6 years.
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening.
  • Passengers traveling as tourists must have a reservation confirmation of an approved hotel. This does not apply to passengers visiting friends or relatives. Details can be found at https://www.travelbelize.org/health-safety
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test.

      ACTIVE NOTAMS:

      NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED

      BOLIVIA 
      OPEN TO IGA 


      Valid Until: Unknown

      • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
      • A completed 'Declaracion Jurada del viajero para el seguimiento COVID-19' must be presented upon arrival.
      • Passengers must have insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Bolivia.
      • Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 10 days.

      BRAZIL 

      OPEN TO IGA 

      VALID UNTIL: Unknown

        Published 10.09.2021
        • Flights from India, South Africa and United Kingdom are suspended.
        • Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through India, South Africa or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter or transit through Brazil. This does not apply to:
          • nationals of Brazil;
          • passengers with a residence permit issued by Brazil;
          • spouses, partners, children, parents or guardians of a national of Brazil.
        • Passengers entering or transiting through Brazil must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English, Portuguese or Spanish. This does not apply to:
          • passengers younger than 2 years;
          • passengers younger than 12 years and traveling accompanied by a companion. The companion must have a negative RT-PCR test result;
          • passengers with two positive COVID-19 RT-PCR tests. The tests must be taken at least 14 days apart and the second test at most 72 hours before departure; and
          • a negative or non-detectable COVID-19 antigen test taken after the last positive COVID-19 RT-PCR test; and
          • a COVID-19 recovery certificate in English, Portuguese or Spanish showing that they are asymptomatic and fit to fly. The certificate must show the travel date.
        • Passengers and crew must complete a Traveler's Health Declaration form before departure and present it upon arrival. The form can be found at https://formulario.anvisa.gov.br/ .
        • Crew are subject to quarantine at a hotel until their next flight.
        • Nationals of Brazil and their spouses, partners, children, parents or guardians who have been in or transited through India, South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 14 days are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
        • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Brazil who have been in or transited through India, South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 14 days are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

        ACTIVE NOTAMS:


        NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED


        CHILE* 
        OPEN TO IGA 


        Valid Until: Unknown

          • Until 30 September 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:
            • nationals and residents of Chile;
            • children and parents of nationals and residents of Chile. They must have proof of their relationship;
            • spouses and partners with registered partnership of nationals and residents of Chile who were married or registered as partners in Chile. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by Civil Registry;
            • passengers with a diplomatic or official visa issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile;
            • passengers with a diplomatic or official passport.
          • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Chile. This does not apply to:
            • passengers younger than 2 years;
            • nationals and residents of Chile with 2 medical certificates with positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test results:
            • the first test taken at least 14 days and at most one month before departure, and
            • the second test taken at most 72 hours before departure.
          • An Affidavit for Travellers to Prevent Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19) (Declaracion Jurada) must be completed at www.c19.cl at most 48 hours before arrival.
          • Passengers must have travel insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses, with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000. This does not apply to:
            • nationals and residents of Chile;
            • nationals of Spain with an E-CHL/09 and E-CH/11 form.
          • Passengers must undergo "Passenger Tracking" for 14 days or until they leave Chile.
          • Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
          • Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days in a hotel booked at https://www.c19.cl/ . This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
          • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival are subject to home quarantine for 7 days. Details can be found at https://chile.gob.cl/chile/en/ingreso-a-chile-desde-el-exterior .
          • Passengers younger than 18 years traveling unaccompanied are subject to quarantine at home.


                  COLOMBIA 
                  OPEN TO IGA 

                  Valid Unitl: Unknown

                          COSTA RICA
                          OPEN TO IGA 

                          VALID UNTIL: Unknown 

                          • Passengers must arrive at San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR).
                          • A "Pase de Salud" form must be completed before departure of the flight to Costa Rica. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://salud.go.cr
                          • Entry regulations for nationals of Costa Rica apply to passengers with proof of being dual nationals of Costa Rica.
                          • Passengers must have travel insurance for a minimum of 5 days, with coverage of Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment and accommodation costs. This does not apply to:
                            • nationals and residents of Costa Rica;
                            • passengers younger than 18 years of age;
                            • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, in English or Spanish, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).

                            ACTIVE NOTAMS:

                            NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED

                            USEFUL LINKS:

                            ECUADOR 

                            OPEN TO IGA 

                            VALID FOR: Unkown

                            • Passengers must have:
                              • a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure; or
                              • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure.
                              • This does not apply to:
                              • passengers younger than 2 years;
                              • passengers arriving from or who have transited through Brazil or India.
                            • Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Brazil or India must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure. This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.
                            • Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 14 years.
                            • Passengers are subject to medical screening.
                            • A completed "Declaracion de salud del viajero" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at https://www.cancilleria.gob.ec/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/formulario_de_salud_del_viajero_revisado.pdf.pdf_1-1.pdf .
                            • Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Brazil or India are subject to quarantine for 10 days at their own expense.

                                  EL SALVADOR 
                                  OPEN TO IGA 
                                  VALID FOR: Unknown
                                  • Passengers must have:
                                    • a printed negative molecular COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT and PCR; or
                                    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated.
                                    • This does not apply to: passengers younger than 2 years; passengers traveling with a diplomatic passport.

                                      ACTIVE NOTAMS:

                                      NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED

                                      USEFUL LINKS:

                                      NO AVAILABLE LINKS

                                      GUATEMALA 

                                      OPEN TO IGA 

                                      VALID FOR: Unknown

                                      • Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been in Brazil, South Africa or United Kingdom. This does not apply to:
                                        • nationals of Guatemala;
                                        • permanent residents of Guatemala;
                                        • passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty;
                                        • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before departure.
                                      • Passengers must have:
                                        • a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point; or
                                        • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before departure; or
                                        • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 10 days after the positive test result. The passenger must have tested positive at most 3 months before arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.
                                      • Passengers and crew could be subject to quarantine for 10 days at their own expense.

                                        ACTIVE NOTAMS:

                                        NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED

                                        USEFUL LINKS:

                                        GUYANA
                                        OPEN TO IGA 


                                        VALID UNTIL: Unknown

                                        • Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they have received at least one dose. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. A combination of vaccines is accepted. This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.
                                        • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. This does not apply to:
                                          • passengers younger than 2 years;
                                          • passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at least 72 hours and at most 7 days before arrival who are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine until test results are ready.
                                        • Passengers are subject to medical screening.
                                        • Passengers could be subject to quarantine.

                                          ACTIVE NOTAMS:

                                          NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED


                                          HONDURAS 

                                          OPEN TO IGA 


                                          VALID FOR: Unknown

                                          • Passengers arriving from or who in the past 21 days have been in South Africa or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
                                            • This does not apply to nationals and residents of Honduras.
                                          • Nationals and residents of Honduras arriving from or who in the past 21 days have been in South Africa or United Kingdom are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
                                          • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: antigen, ELISA and RT-PCR. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated.
                                          • A completed "immigration pre-check" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be submitted online before departure at https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn .

                                          ACTIVE NOTAMS:

                                          NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED
                                          MEXICO 
                                          OPEN TO IGA 

                                          VALID UNTIL: Indetermined

                                          Limited hours of operation at some airports, confirm services availability in advance. There are no entry or exit restrictions in place. The Federal Civil Aviation Agency has implemented the following measures:

                                          • Crew must advise ATC if any of the passengers on board display symptoms of illness.
                                          • Sanitary check points are being set up at every airport to evaluate passengers arriving on domestic or international, commercial, or private flights.
                                          • Temperature screening in place.
                                          • Use of face masks mandatory at airports and public places.
                                          • A completed 'Cuestionario de identificacion de factores de riesgo en viajeros' must be presented to immigration upon arrival. The form can be filled out at the airport, as a PDF or online at https://www.vuelaseguro.com/login

                                          ACTIVE NOTAMS:

                                          NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED

                                          NICARAGUA 
                                          OPEN TO IGA 

                                          VALID FOR: Unknown

                                          • Passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, China (People's Rep.), Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Isl., Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States), Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Isl., Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe must present upon arrival a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before arrival.
                                          • Passengers must present  upon arrival a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
                                          • This does not apply to passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, China (People's Rep.), Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Isl., Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States), Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Isl., Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
                                          • Crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
                                          • Passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result are allowed to transit. They are subject to contact tracing by the Health Authorities for 14 days and must not have respiratory symptoms.


                                          ACTIVE NOTAMS:

                                          NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED

                                          USEFUL LINKS:

                                          NO AVAILABLE LINKS

                                          PANAMA 

                                          OPEN TO IGA 

                                          VALID FOR: Unknown

                                          • Passengers without a negative COVID-19 antigen or NAAT test test taken at most 72 hours before arrival are subject to a test upon arrival at their own expense. The test result must be in English or Spanish. This does not apply to:
                                            • passengers with Laissez-Passer;
                                            • passengers younger than 12 years;
                                            • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
                                          • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 72 hours at their own expense. This does not apply to:
                                            • nationals and residents of Panama with a negative COVID-19 antigen or NAAT test taken at most 72 hours before departure;
                                            • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
                                          • A completed "Declaracion Jurada de Salud" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.panamadigital.gob.pa .

                                          ACTIVE NOTAMS:

                                          NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED
                                          PARAGUAY *
                                          OPEN TO IGA 


                                          VALID FOR: Unknown

                                          • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before boarding; or
                                            • a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before boarding.
                                            • This does not apply to:
                                            • passengers younger than 12 years;
                                            • passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, NAAT and RT-PCR.
                                          • Passengers must complete a "Traveler's Health Information" at most 24 hours before departure at https://tinyurl.com/2er8ee42 . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.
                                          • Passengers are subject to self-isolation for up to 5 days. This does not apply to:
                                            • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival;
                                            • passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, NAAT and RT-PCR.

                                              ACTIVE NOTAMS:

                                              NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED
                                              PERU
                                              OPEN TO IGA 


                                              VALID UNTIL:  September, 2021

                                              • Until 30 September 2021, flights from South Africa are suspended.
                                              • Until 3 October 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to or transited through South Africa. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Peru.
                                              • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years with a certificate of good health.
                                              • Passengers must complete an "Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization" at http://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/ within 72 hours before departure.
                                              • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.
                                              • Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Korea (Rep.) with a normal passport.

                                              ACTIVE NOTAMS:

                                              NO NOTAMS PUBLISHED


                                              URUGUAY 

                                              PARTIALLY OPEN TO IGA ✈ 

                                              VALID FOR: Indetermined

                                              • Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:
                                                • nationals and residents of Uruguay;
                                                • passengers with passports stating Uruguay as place of birth and their children.
                                              • Passengers are not allowed to transit. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay transiting through Montevideo (MVD) or Punta del Este (PDP).
                                              • Passengers can only land at Montevideo (MVD) and Punta del Este (PDP).
                                              • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to:
                                                • passengers younger than 6 years;
                                                • passengers with a letter issued by a consulate of Uruguay stating that the passenger is exempt from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test requirement before departure. The passenger is subject to a PCR test upon arrival.
                                              • Crew without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure are subject to self-isolation.
                                              • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days; more details can be found at https://www.impo.com.uy/bases/decretos-originales/200-2021
                                              • Passengers and crew must have health insurance. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Uruguay.
                                              • Passengers and crew are subject to medical screening.
                                              • A completed "Declaracion de Salud" must be presented to upon arrival. The form can be found at https://tinyurl.com/4vkr57dp or at the "Coronavirus UY" app.
                                              • A completed "Formulario de Frontera" must be presented to upon arrival.