Entry and Exit Requirements by Destination

Note: All information on this page is based on the International Air Transport Association (IATA). We monitor this site frequently and will update this page accordingly. Please note whilst we will endeavour to keep this page up to date we ask you to take responsibility for making sure you are compliant with regulations before travel.

IATA Website

Indonesia

coral reef with raja ampat islands above

Information Last Updated: January 18, 2022

Indonesia Snorkel Safaris: Alor & Komodo Safari, Alor Snorkeling Week, Borneo & Sulawesi Snorkel Safari, Epic Indonesia, Komodo Snorkeling Week, Misool & Wakatobi Safari, Misool Snorkeling Tours, Raja Ampat with Coralia Liveaboard, Raja Ampat Snorkel Week, Raja Ampat with Amira Liveaboard, Raja Ampat-Halmahera-Lembeh with Mermaid II Liveaboard, Sulawesi & Raja Ampat Safari, Sulawesi Photo Safari, Triton Bay & Raja Ampat Safari, Wakatobi Snorkel Week

Resuming Indonesia Snorkel Safaris: TBC

Arrival Requirements:

  • Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:
    • Passengers with an e-visa with a visa number ending with LN
    • Passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card
    • Passengers arriving to Bali (DPS) as tourists and arriving from Bahrain, China, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, or UAE.  Passengers must have a confirmed booking of accommodation and medical insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 100,000- for COVID-19 treatment.
    • Passengers are not allowed to Transit.
    • Passengers must enter Indonesia via Jakarta (CGK) or Manado (MDC)
    • Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Test results must be in English.
    • Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must be in both English and the local language of the country where passengers were vaccinated.
    • Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for up to 5 days
    • A completed “electronic health awareness card (e-HAC)” must be presented upon arrival. The card can be obtained before departure through the “Pedulilindungi” mobile app

Belize

reefscape in belize

Information Last Updated: January 18, 2022

Belize Snorkel Safaris: Belize by Liveaboard—Belize Aggressor IV, Belive by Liveaboard—Belize Aggressor III, Belize Photo Safari, Belize Snorkel Week with Turneffe Island Resort

Resuming Belize Snorkel Safaris: May 2021

Arrival Requirements:

All travelers must:

  • Passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe:
    • must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; and
    • are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense.
    • are subject to quarantine at a designated facility for 10 days.
  • 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 arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.
  • Passengers are subject to a medical screening.
  • Passengers traveling as tourists must have a reservation confirmation of an approved hotel. the hotel must be listed on https://belizing.com/Tourism-Gold-Standard-Hotels/. This does not apply to:
    • passengers visiting friends or relatives. Details can be found at https://www.travelbelize.org/health-safety/
    • passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 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 and a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test;
    • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 3 months before arrival.

Departure Procedures:

Liveaboard Snorkel Safaris

  • For travelers to the USA (and other countries that accept Antigen test results), a medical lab tech will visit the yacht shortly after it returns to the dock to administer the test. The lab will email the results that evening. The cost is USD 80, and the yacht will add it to your onboard account. For countries that require a PCR test, this test is available as well. PCR Test results are currently taking 24-36 hours. The cost of the test is USD 230. The test will be done onboard the yacht.

Resort Snorkel Safaris

  • For travelers to the USA (and other countries that accept Antigen test results), a medical lab tech will be waiting for us upon our arrival back at the Raddison Fort George Hotel where they will do the testing. The lab will have the results within 30-45 minutes. The cost is $87.50 USD. For countries that require a PCR test, this test is also available also. PCR Test results are currently taking up to 2 hours. The cost of the test is $250 USD.

Egypt

aerial view of marsa shagra resort and house reef

Information Last Updated: January 18, 2022

Snorkel Safaris: Egypt Snorkel Safari

Resuming Egypt Snorkel Safaris: May 2022

Arrival Requirements:

  • Passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris only), Germany (Frankfurt only), Guyana, Italy (Rome only), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Mexico, New-Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, USA, United Kingdom (London Heathrow only), Uruguay or Venezuela must have:
    • the original paper certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PRC test taken at most 96 hours before the departure of the last direct flight to Egypt; or
    • a printed negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Egypt.
    • The test must:
      • be based on a nasal or oral swab.
      • have the hour and date of the withdrawal of the sample;(which is the date on which arrival window will be counted)
      • be issued by an authorized accredited laboratory
      • must contain the laboratory’s stamp OR a QR code with the required passenger details.
      • indicate the type of sample taken for the swab,
      • indicate the type of test used (RT-PCR)
      • The certificate is accepted in English, French, or Arabic.
  • This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure.
    • Vaccines accepted are:
      • AstraZeneca, Janssen (J&J), Moderna, Pfizer, Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik V
      • The vaccine certificate must be in Arabic, French, or English; and have a QR code, or must be approved y the Egyptian Embassy in the country of departure.

*Note: At the moment, vaccine cards from the United States and many other countries do not come with a QR code option, so, we ask that all vaccinated Snorkel Venture guests receive an RT-PCR test and follow the above COVID-19 testing requirements for entry into Egypt to avoid any complications.

  • Passengers arriving from a country other than:
    • Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris only), Germany (Frankfurt only), Guyana, Italy (Rome only), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Mexico, New-Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, USA, United Kingdom (London Heathrow only), Uruguay or Venezuela must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Egypt.
    • The test must have:
      • The hour and date of the withdrawal of the sample; (which is the date on which the arrival window will be counted)
      • be issued by an authorized accredited laboratory
      • must contain the laboratory’s stamp OR a QR code with the required passenger details.
      • indicate the type of sample taken for the swab,
      • indicate the type of test used (RT-PCR)
      • the certificate is accepted in English, French, or Arabic.
  • This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure.
    • Vaccines accepted are:
      • AstraZeneca, Janssen (J&J), Moderna, Pfizer, Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik V
      • The vaccine certificate must be in Arabic, French, or English; and have QR code or must be approved by the Egyptian Embassy in the country of departure.

*Note: At the moment vaccine cards from the United States and many other countries do not come with a QR code option, so we ask that all vaccinated Snorkel Venture guests  follow the above COVID-19 RT-PCR testing requirements for entry into Egypt to avoid any complications.

  • Passengers arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela or Vietnam are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and could be subject to quarantine.
  • Visas on arrival services are open. eVisas purchased in advance are also available from visa2egypt.gov.eg
  • All travelers will be required to submit a traveler’s declaration including a questionnaire on information on trips undertaken in the 14 days before coming to Egypt and a confirmation that the passengers have not shown any symptoms of COVID-19 or knowingly been in touch with coronavirus patients.
  • All travelers will need to have international medical insurance covering their stay in Egypt.

Mexico

Information Last Updated: January 18, 2022

Snorkel Safaris: Mexico Big Fish Safari

Resuming Belize Snorkel Safaris: March 2022

Arrival Requirements:

  • As of January 1, 2022, there are no COVID-19 entry regulations for passengers to Mexico.

Departure Procedures:

  • For those guests returning to the United States or any other country that requires a COVID-19 test prior to departure, we will have all testing logistics organized in advance.

Tonga & Fiji

humpback whale breaching

Information Last Updated: November 15, 2021

Tonga & Fiji Snorkel Safaris: Tonga & Fiji Snorkel Safari

Resuming Indonesia Snorkel Safaris: September 2022

While Fiji is open for tourism, Tonga has a prolonged and measured approach for reopening international tourism. At the moment, the government has implemented a ban on all foreign visitors.  Snorkel Venture has tentatively scheduled the restart of our Tonga Fiji Snorkeling Safaris for our September  2022 Tonga & Fiji Snorkel Safari.

Fiji Arrival Requirements:

  • Passengers arriving from Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cook Isl., Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Guam, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshal Isl., Micronesia, Nauru, New Calendonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Isl., Northern Mariana Isl., Palau, Portugal, Qatar, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Isl., Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, UAE, UK, USA, Vanuatu or Wallis and Futuna Isl. must have:
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure.
      • Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years traveling with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian.
  • Passengers arriving from a country other than Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cook Isl., Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Guam, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshal Isl., Micronesia, Nauru, New Calendonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Isl., Northern Mariana Isl., Palau, Portugal, Qatar, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Isl., Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, UAE, UK, USA, Vanuatu or Wallis and Futuna Isl. must have:
    • a pre-approval from the COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce (CRMT); and
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure.
      • Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years traveling with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian.
  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 2 days before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be based on nasal, nasopharyngeal or mid-turbinate swab. This does not apply to:
    • passengers with a positive PCR test taken at most 90 days before departure. They must have a medical certificate issued by a medical practitioner showing they are fit to fly and have completed an isolation period.
  • Passengers arriving from Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cook Isl., Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Guam, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshal Isl., Micronesia, Nauru, New Calendonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Isl., Northern Mariana Isl., Palau, Portugal, Qatar, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Isl., Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, UAE, UK, USA, Vanuatu or Wallis and Futuna Isl. must have proof of:
    • at lest 3 night pre-paid accommodation at a Care Fiju Commitment (CFC) hotel; and
    • certified transport from the airport.
    • They must have stayed in Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cook Isl., Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Guam, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshal Isl., Micronesia, Nauru, New Calendonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Isl., Northern Mariana Isl., Palau, Portugal, Qatar, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Isl., Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, UAE, UK, USA, Vanuatu or Wallis and Futuna Isl. in the last 14 days.
  • Passengers arriving from a country other than Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cook Isl., Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Guam, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshal Isl., Micronesia, Nauru, New Calendonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Isl., Northern Mariana Isl., Palau, Portugal, Qatar, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Isl., Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, UAE, UK, USA, Vanuatu or Wallis and Futuna Isl. must have proof of pre-paid accommodation of at least 10 nights at a Fiji Managed Quarantine facility.
  • Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.

French Polynesia

Many black tip reef sharks on the surface

Information Last Updated: January 18, 2022

French Polynesia Snorkel Safaris: French Polynesia Snorkel Safari

Resuming French Polynesia Snorkel Safaris: May 2022

Arrival Requirements:

  • Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:
    • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before departure or fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 28 days before departure, and their accompanying minors younger than 18 years.
    • In the past 15 days they must have only been in Argentina, Austra, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Comoros, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French West Indies, Germany, Greece, hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Netherlands, New Calendonia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vanuatu or Vatican City;
    • passenger with a travel authorization obtained before departure at https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/
  • Passengers must complete an “ETIS Applicatin” at https://www.etis.pf/en/ at least 6 days and at most 30 days before departure.
  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
  • Passengers must have a completed sworn statement obtained at http://www.polynesie-francaise.pref.gouv.fr/content/download/46873/282954/file/D%C3%A9claration%20sur%20l’honneur.pdf
  • Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival.
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days.
    • This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before departure or fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 28 days before departure, and their accompanying minors younger than 18 years.

Palau

Aerial view of palau islands and reef

Information Last Updated: January 18, 2022

Palau Snorkel Safaris: Palau Snorkeling Safari

Resuming Palau Snorkel Safaris: March 2022

Arrival Requirements:

  • All travelers must provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, with the final dose received at least 14 days before your arrival in Palau.
  • A Pre-Arrival Negativ COVID-19 PCR test (or Documentation of Recovery) must be provided.
    • PCR tests must be taken within 3 days; or
    • Antigen tests must be taken within 1 day prior to departure from the point of origin to Palau.
  • All travelers must provide valid addresses and contact information in Palau.
  • All guests must complete a Day 4 supplement COVID-19 test.
  • All travelers shall be COVID tested on the fourth (4th) day following their arrival to Palau and are required to follow all requirements states in the Mitigation ORders issued upon arrival.

Departure Procedures:

  • “Return Travel Testing” is available through Balau National Hospital.  For travelers to the USA (and other countries that accept Antigen test results) Palau’s Day 5 (Friday) test will meet the 3-day testing window for return travel testing for entry into the USA.  Guests must embark on flights departing Sunday or Monday and travel directly to the USA with no in-transit stopovers.   Click Here for the CDC’s FAQ for USA testing.
    PCR tests are also available through Balau National Hospital.  Test results take 24-48 hours to return.

Philippines

Information Last Updated: January 18, 2022

Philippines Snorkel Safaris: Moalboal & Cabilao Resort Safari, Philippines Resort & Liveaboard Combo

Resuming Indonesia Snorkel Safaris: Mid 2022

Arrival Requirements:

  • The Philippines has a prolonged and measured approach for reopening to international tourism. At the moment, the government has implemented a ban on all foreign visitors. There has yet to be an official announcement on when the country will reopen.

Cuba

Information Last Updated: January 18, 2022

Cuba Snorkel Safaris: Cuba Liveaboard Safari

Resuming Cuba Snorkel Safaris: June 2022

Arrival Restrictions:

  • Passengers must complete a “D’Viajeros” form at https://dviajeros.mitrans.gob.cu/ before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.
  • Passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Sesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe must have:
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing they were fully vaccinated; and
    • a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; and
    • are subject to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival; and
  • Passengers arriving from a country other than Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; and
    • a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
    • The Covid Vaccination certificate does not apply to:
      • national of Cuba residing in Cuba;
      • passengers younger than 12 years;
      • passengers with a medical certificate of contraindication who cannot be vaccinated.
    • The COVID-19 test requirement does not apply to:
      • passengers younger than 12 years;
      • passengers traveling through tour operator agencies arriving from Canada or the Russian Fed.
  • Passengers could be subject to medical screening and a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival.
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 8 days.
  • A completed “Declaracion de Sanidad del Viajero” must be presented upon arrival.

Honduras

Information Last Updated: November 18, 2021

Honduras Snorkel Safaris: Roatan & Utila Snorkeling Safari

Resuming Roatan & Utila Snorkel Safaris: March 2022

Arrival Restrictions:

  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
    • Accepted tests are ELISA and RT-PCR
    • This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to arrival
    • Vaccinated passengers must present the original card that was given to you at the site where they were vaccinated
  • A completed “Immigration Pre-Check” must be presented upon arrival. The form can be submitted online before departure at http://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn
      • All travelers will need to print out and travel with the completed form that will be e-mailed to you
  • You must have paper copies of your Immigration Pre-Check and either your COVID-19 test results or proof of vaccination. You will be asked to show both at multiple points prior to boarding the flight and upon arriving in Roatan
  • All passengers must comply with the protocol established in the International Health Regulations at the time of entry into the country (clinical evaluation and mandatory quarantine) if the health authority determines so

Departure Procedures:

  • For travelers to the USA (and other countries that accept Antigen test results), a medical lab tech will visit the yacht shortly after it returns to the dock to administer the test. The lab will email the results that evening. The cost is $60 USD, and the yacht will add it to your onboard account. For countries that require a PCR test, the procedure is the same, only the price is $250 USD and results may take anywhere from 12-36 hours.

Cayman Islands

Information Last Updated: January 18, 2022

Cayman Islands Snorkel Safaris: Snorkeling Photography & Shallow Freediving Workshop 

Resuming Cayman Islands Snorkel Safaris: October 2022

Arrival Restrictions:

  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 1 day before the departure of the last direct flight to Cayman Isl.
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
  • Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
    • Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (Covisshield), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac.
    • This does not apply to nationals and residents of the Cayman Islands.
  • Passengers must obtain a Travel declaration or Travel Authorization from Travel Cayman before departure via https://travelcayman.gov.ky/
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening.
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. More details can be found here.

About Author

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Alex Lindbloom
Alex is a Snorkel Venture and Dive Safari Asia guide as well as the video and photo pros for both companies. Alex is also a field editor for a popular underwater photography magazine. Prior to joining Snorkel Venture in 2018 Alex lived and worked all over the world working as an underwater cameraman, with five of those years living/working on a yacht in Indonesia. Alex's images and videos have garnered many international awards such as Underwater Photographer of the Year and can be seen on NatGeo, Discovery Channel, the UN Building, and various magazines.