Coronavirus Info Center
Quick Information Center
It goes without saying that the coronavirus (COVID-19) dominated 2020—and it changed the world as we knew it. Though the year closed with the arrival of vaccines, continued challenges and uncertainties still exist.
This page was designed in March of 2020 to provide you with the latest information and answers to your questions on how the outbreak was impacting global shipments. We shared insights from The Quick Group’s logistics specialists, as well as links to relevant information published by expert sources. We will continue to deliver critical COVID-19 content. However, given the current state of pandemic-related breaking news, we’re going to dial back the frequency of posts on this web page. We will continue to share urgent updates on our website’s Service Alerts pages, our social media channels and on this COVID-19 website, as needed.
And whenever you have a question or need additional information—whether COVID-related or not— please contact your local customer service office or your Quick/Sterling representative or send an e-mail to one of our global logistics specialists via our Ask the Experts page. No matter how you’d like to connect with us, please remember that when the unexpected happens, we are here for you.
List of countries banning UK arrivals
On Sunday, December 20th, countries across Europe and beyond began closing their borders to travelers from the United Kingdom, in an effort to contain a new COVID-19 variant first reported in England. As of this posting, the following countries have issued a travel ban for flights arriving from the UK:
|Ethiopia||Africa||No||ET Suspended Flights|
|Canary Islands||Africa||No||Closed from UK|
|Morocco||Africa||No||Closed from UK|
|Seychelles||Africa||No||Closed from UK|
|Mauritius||Africa||No||Closed from UK|
|Tunisia||Africa||No||TU Suspended Flights|
|South Africa||Africa||No||Closed from UK|
|Argentina||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Bolivia||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Canada||Americas||No||re-opened from UK|
|Chile||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Colombia||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|El Salvador||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Granada||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Peru||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Hong Kong||Asia||No||Closed from UK|
|India||Asia||No||Closed from UK from 23/12|
|Albania||Asia||No||Closed from UK|
|Singapore||Asia||No||Added border Restrictions|
|Austria||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Belgium||Europe||No||re-opened from UK|
|Bulgaria||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Denmark||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Estonia||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Finland||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|France||Europe||No||re-opened from UK|
|Germany||Europe||No||re-opened from UK|
|Ireland||Europe||No||re-opened from UK|
|Latvia||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Lithuania||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Luxembourg||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Malta||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Moldova||Europe||Yes||Flight on 22nd/24th then suspended until further notice|
|Netherlands||Europe||No||re-opened from UK|
|North Macedonia||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Norway||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Poland||Europe||No||Closed form midnight|
|Portugal||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Russia||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Spain||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Sweden||Europe||No||Closed from UK & Denmark|
|Switzerland||Europe||Yes||Next flight accepting Cargo 23/12|
|Turkey||Europe||No||Freighter option today|
|Iran||Middle East||No||Freighter option today|
|Israel||Middle East||No||Closed Airspace|
|Jordan||Middle East||No||Closed from UK|
|Oman||Middle East||No||Closed from UK|
|Saudi Arabia||Middle East||No||Closed from UK|
|Fiji||Oceania||No||Closed from UK|
The Quick/Sterling team is closely monitoring the situation and will publish updates as news develops.
Please contact your local Customer Service Center 24/7 with any questions about your shipments.
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