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Last updated: 10 September, 2021 at 12:30 (HK time)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TRAVEL UPDATES

There has been significant media coverage of the Coronavirus(COVID-19) situation. As this is an ongoing concern, we have summarized hereunder with the key information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for your easier reference.

Please note that the below information may change in very short notice. The information provided here is a guideline and for reference only. Passengers should check their personal circumstances with the information published by the Government of their destination country before travelling.

(1) GOVERNMENT ADVISORIES / TRAVEL BAN

Several countries / regions have issued various levels of travel advisories, as well as some measures, for their citizens travelling to China, including the below: 

Australia:

Pls. log on the website: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/coming-australia for the information of travel restriction for Coronavirus of Australian Government

 

Published 28.05.2021

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Australia and their immediate family members;

- permanent residents of Australia and their immediate family members;

- nationals of New Zealand residing in Australia and their immediate family members;

- passengers who have been in Australia, New Zealand or both for the full 14 days before their flight to Australia; 

- passengers who have a visa and have been granted an exemption before departure; details can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/covid19-enquiry-form  

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Australia to New Zealand.

 

  1. Passengers could be subject to presenting a "Travel Declaration" form and present it at time of check-in. The form can be found at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/australia-travel-declaration

 

  1. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry. Details can be found at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/new-zealand-safe-travel-zone

 

  1. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.

 

  1. Passengers transiting through Australia for 8 to 72 hours are subject to quarantine until their next flight.

 

  1. Passengers entering or transiting through Australia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y398dxv4

 

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 5 years;

- passengers arriving from Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu;

- passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result, and a medical discharge issued at most 4 weeks before departure which specifies that:

- at least 14 days have passed since they were infected with COVID-19; and

- 72 hours have passed since recovery of fever and respiratory symptoms; and

- passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 and are not contagious.

 

Bangladesh:

 

Published 17.08.2021

 

  1. Passengers arriving from Argentina, Botswana, Cuba, Cyprus, Eswatini, Georgia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia or Spain are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure.

 

  1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.

 

  1. A completed ""Health Declaration Form"" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at https://dghs.gov.bd/images/docs/Notice/Notice_06_12_2020_HDF_BN.pdf .

 

  1. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

 

  1. Passengers are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days.

 

  1. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities."

 

 

 

Cambodia:

 

Published 04.08.2021


  1. All visa exemptions, visas on arrival and e-visas are suspended.
    - This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic visa (Visa A) or an official visa (Visa B) issued by Cambodia.

    2. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English and have a stamp or the signature of the doctor.

    3. Passengers must:
    - obtain a health insurance policy issued by "FORTE" with a minimum medical coverage of USD 50,000. The insurance can be obtained at www.forteinsurance.com/covid-19-insurance; and
    - deposit USD 2,000 at a designated bank on arrival.
    This does not apply to:
    - nationals of Cambodia;
    - passengers with a diplomatic visa (Visa A) or an official visa (Visa B) issued by Cambodia;
    - nationals of Cambodia with a foreign passport and a Visa K entry permit issued by Cambodia;
    - passengers traveling on business with a “Validation Application on Payment Guarantee/Invitation" (VAPGI).

    4. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days.

 

 

 

Canada:

 

Published 07.09.2021

 

  1. Until 21 September 2021, flights from India are suspended.

 

  1. Until 29 September 2021, flights from Morocco are suspended.

 

  1. Until 21 September 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Canada;

- dual nationals of Canada with a Special Authorization approval email;

- permanent residents of Canada;

- persons registered under Canada’s Indian Act with the Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) or the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS);

- passengers with a Canadian Refugee Travel Document or a Single Journey Document for Resettlement to Canada;

- immediate family members of nationals of Canada, of permanent residents of Canada and of persons registered under Canada’s Indian Act. They must stay for at least 15 days and have a quarantine plan. Staying for less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech. A combination of vaccines is accepted;

- extended family members of nationals of Canada, of permanent residents of Canada and of persons registered under Canada’s Indian Act. They must stay for at least 15 days, have a quarantine plan, and have a written authorization issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Staying for less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech. A combination of vaccines is accepted;

- passengers with an authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC);

- passengers with a letter of authorization from the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH);

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech. A combination of vaccines is accepted;

- passengers arriving directly from the USA and traveling on an essential purpose listed on https://tinyurl.com/4absxrpa ;

- passengers with a study permit or a post-graduation work permit, issued by Canada. They must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory. They must travel only to attend their study;

- passengers with an application for permanent residence. They must have a written notice issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;

- members of the Canadian forces traveling on duty, and their immediate family members;

- more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/s4tbrc8  .

 

  1. Passengers and airline crew must submit their information electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or the website https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html

 

  1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/uuf5nntc .

- Test results issued in India or Morocco are not accepted.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 5 years;

- passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 15 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS.

 

  1. Passengers must arrive at Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), Montreal (YUL), Ottawa (YOW), Quebec (YQB), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR) or Winnipeg (YWG).

- This does not apply to passengers arriving on direct flights from St. Pierre and Miquelon.

 

 

  1. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days; details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist

- 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 their accompanying children younger than 12 years. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech. A combination of vaccines is accepted. More details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada  .

 

  1. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 molecular test on day 1 and day 8 after arrival.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 15 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS;

- residents of Point Roberts in Washington in the USA entering Canada to return to their place of residence;

- passengers who are members of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force traveling on duty;

- the COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 after arrival does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech. A combination of vaccines is accepted. More details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada  ;

- more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y33jxz4f  .

 

  1. All travel restrictions may be prolonged as necessary for public health reasons.

 

China:

From 10am on January 5 2021, people entering Shenzhen via the Shenzhen Bay Port are required to present valid proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued within 24 hours by one of the testing institutions recognised by the governments of Guangdong and the Hong Kong SAR, as well as a hotel reservation confirmation for the 14-day period of centralised quarantine and medical surveillance after their entry.  The test result must be mentioned that taken by 鼻咽拭子或鼻腔咽喉合并拭子

Pls. Log on the below website for the information, the list of Local COVID-19 testing institutions recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government:
https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/12/20201229/20201229_223625_767.html?type=category&name=covid19
The website for the online book quota enter Shenzhen will open from 10:00am to 20:00pm everyday from 30 Dec 2020, pls. log on the below website for the book quota to enter Shenzhen: https://hk.sz.gov.cn/
The period of quarantine in Shenzen may be 14 days + 7 days, the frist 14 days quarantine will be at the centralised quarantine and medical surveillance and then passengers can stay at home or book their own hotel for another 7 days.

Starting from 17 August 2020, all passengers travelling from Hong Kong to Beijing are required to present a valid proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued by one of the testing institutions recognised by the HKSAR Government. The test must be done within seven days before boarding the flight to Beijing. Please check with airlines for details.
Local COVID-19 testing institutions recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government, please visit website:
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/List_of_recognised_laboratories.pdf.  Effective from 15 March 2021: The test result must be mentioned that taken by 鼻咽拭子或鼻腔咽喉合并拭子
The period of quarantine in Beijing will be 21 days + 7 days, the frist 21 days quarantine will be at the designated hotel by Government and then passengers can stay at home or book their own hotel for another 7 days. 

Published 20.07.2021
1. Entry by foreign nationals holding a visa is suspended.
- This does not apply to:
- foreign nationals with a visa issued after 28 March 2020 with the place of issue outside the Mainland of China. They must not arrive from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Fed. and United Kingdom;
- foreign nationals with a diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visa;
- foreign nationals with a visa issued after 3 November 2020.

2. Entry by foreign nationals with a residence permit is suspended.
- This does not apply to:
- foreign nationals with a permanent residence permit;
- foreign nationals with a residence permit with the purpose 'work', 'personal matters' or 'reunion'. They must not arrive from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Fed. and United Kingdom.

3. Entry by foreign nationals with an APEC Business Travel Card is suspended.

4. Port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries are suspended.

5. Foreign nationals coming to the mainland of China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.

6. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry.

7. Airline crew of foreign airlines:
- are not required to undergo nucleic acid test if they have a short stay after landing then depart immediately, and do not leave apron during the transition; OR
- shall receive nucleic acid test in the first port of entry if they need to enter the country to rest or continue to operate domestic routes. The test results will be confirmed by the local government in accordance with the requirements of epidemic prevention management. Only if the test results are negative, crews can continue the operations; OR
- are allowed to return to their home country for isolation treatment when agreed by the local joint control mechanism, if they are symptomatic, in close contact with infected persons or tested positive. Airlines and crews shall make all commitments to bear their responsibilities and also carry out strict protections.

8. Passengers must complete an "Exit/Entry Health Declaration Form" and present a QR code before departure. The form can be obtained at http://health.customsapp.com/  .

9. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HS' mark in each transit country.
- This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China, United Arab Emirates or USA.

10. Passengers must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/  with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HDC' mark in each transit country.
- This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.).
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China, United Arab Emirates or USA.

11. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving directly from the USA must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HS' mark in each transit country. Details can be found at http://us.china-embassy.org/eng/notices/t1841416.htm  .
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 3 years.


12. Passengers arriving directly from the USA must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/  with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HDC' mark in each transit country. Details can be found at http://us.china-embassy.org/eng/notices/t1841416.htm  .
- This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.).
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 3 years.

13. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving directly from United Arab Emirates must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading:
- a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued 14 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued 14 days before departure; and
- a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. Details can be found at http://ae.chineseembassy.org/eng/lsyw/t1872245.htm  .

14. Passengers arriving directly from United Arab Emirates must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/  with:
- a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued 14 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued 14 days before departure; and
- a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. Details can be found at http://ae.chineseembassy.org/eng/lsyw/t1872245.htm  .
- This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.).

15. Passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before departure.

16. Passengers entering Beijing (PEK) from Hong Kong SAR, China must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure.

17. Passengers arriving from Macao SAR, China must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure.

 

 

 

France: 

 

Published 29.08.2021

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of France, their spouses and children;

- nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State and their spouses and children;

- British nationals who are beneficiaries of the Agreement on withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, and their family members. They must not arrive from Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Russian Fed., Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia or Turkey;

- passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Comoros, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu or Vatican City (Holy See). They must have not been outside these countries in the past 14 days;

- passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State;

- merchant seamen;

- students. They must not arrive from Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Russian Fed., Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia or Turkey;

- passengers with a Laissez-Passer;

- deadheading crew;

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state they received:

- the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or

- the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival; or

- the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19;

- More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq

 

  1. Passengers arriving from red list countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Russian Fed., Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia or Turkey; must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- merchant seamen;

- French military personnel returning from a mission abroad;

- deadheading crew;

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state that they received:

- the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or

- the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival; or

- the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19.

 

  1. Passengers arriving from green list countries (except Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain): Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Comoros, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu or Vatican City (Holy See) must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- merchant seamen;

- French military personnel returning from a mission abroad;

- deadheading crew;

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state that they received:

- the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or

- the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival; or

- the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19;

- passengers with a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test issued at least 11 days and at most 6 months before departure from the first embarkation point.

 

  1. Passengers arriving from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal or Spain must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- merchant seamen;

- French military personnel returning from a mission abroad;

- deadheading crew;

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state that they received:

- the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or

- the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival; or

- the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19;

- passengers with a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test issued at least 11 days and at most 6 months before departure from the first embarkation point.

 

  1. Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- merchant seamen;

- French military personnel returning from a mission abroad;

- deadheading crew;

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state that they received:

- the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or

- the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival; or

- the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19.

 

  1. Passengers arriving from all other countries (orange countries except United Kingdom) must have:

- a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

- a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- merchant seamen;

- French military personnel returning from a mission abroad;

- deadheading crew;

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state that they received:

- the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or

- the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival; or

- the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19.

 

  1. All passengers must have a completed sworn statement obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq

- This does not apply to deadheading crew.

 

  1. Passengers entering or transiting through France from orange and red list countries must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq

- This does not apply to:

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state they received:

- the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or

- the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival; or

- the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19.

 

  1. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/4wtws28x

 

  1. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation or quarantine for up to 10 days.

- This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state they received:

- the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or

- the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival; or

- the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19.

More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/4wtws28x

 

 

Germany: 

 

Published 06.09.2021

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals and residents of Germany;

- passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;

- nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and EEA Member States;

- immediate family members of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland. They must present proof of their family relationship;

- immediate family members of residents of Germany. They must present proof of their family relationship;

- passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State;

- British nationals with a residence permit issued by Germany before 31 December 2020;

- passengers with a long term ""D"" visa issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland;

- residents of Armenia, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), Moldova (Rep.), New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Ukraine. They must have been living in the residence country in the past 6 months;

- military personnel;

- merchant seamen;

- students;

- unmarried partners of residents of Germany. They must have a written invitation and a copy of the identity document of the resident in Germany. They must also have a declaration and be able to present proof of their relationship;

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must be in in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. They must not be arriving from China (People's Rep.);

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure, and a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 6 months before the first vaccine dose. The certificates must be in in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. They must not be arriving from China (People's Rep.);

- passengers younger than 12 years accompanied by a parent with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that the parent was fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must be in in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. They must not be arriving from China (People's Rep.);

- passengers younger than 12 years accompanied by a parent with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that the parent received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure. The parent must also have a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 6 months before the first vaccine dose. The certificates must be in in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. They must not be arriving from China (People's Rep.).

 

  1. Passengers must have:

- a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or

- a negative COVID-19 PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.

The test result must be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA test result issued at least 28 days and at most 6 months before arrival;

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they in the past 10 days have not been in China (People's Rep.). The certificate must show that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure and must be in in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty);

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they in the past 10 days have not been in China (People's Rep.). The certificate must show that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure, and must be in in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. They must also have a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 6 months before the first vaccine dose.

 

  1. Passengers arriving from a high risk area or an area of variant of concern must register before departure at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de . The list of countries can be found at https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html

 

  1. Airline crew arriving from an area of variant of concern must register before departure at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de .

 

  1. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 or 14 days. Details can be found at

https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/coronavirus/current-information-for-travellers.html  .

- This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they in the past 10 days have not been in China (People's Rep.). The certificate must show that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure and must be in in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).

  1. More COVID-19 related information can be found at www.bundespolizei.de/Web/DE/04Aktuelles/01Meldungen/2020/03/200317_faq.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong:

 

Pls. log on the website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html  for the information of travel restriction for Coronavirus of HK Government

 

 

Published 20.08.2021

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

-This does not apply to:

- passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China passport;

- passengers with a Hong Kong SAR, China ""Document of Identity for Visa Purposes"";

- residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a Permanent Identity Card;

- residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card with the asterisk, the code ""A"" or the code ""R"";

- residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card with the code ""C"", accompanied by a visa;

- residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card with the code ""U"". They must have a prior approval from Hong Kong Immigration;

- residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with an Identity card accompanied by a visa with ""Permission to remain extended until"". They must enter within the validity of the permitted stay;

- passengers with a residence or study visa issued by Hong Kong SAR, China;

- passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in the Mainland of China, Chinese Taipei, Macao SAR, China or New Zealand;

- passengers with a diplomatic, an official or a service passport traveling on duty;

- spouses and minor children younger than 18 years of Hong Kong SAR, China residents. They must present proof of their relationship;

- deadheading crew;

- merchant seamen;

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. They must not have been in or transited through Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 21 days. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination. Details on accepted vaccines can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf  .

 

  1. Passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or USA are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- merchant seamen;

- residents of Hong Kong SAR, China with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, and their accompanying children younger than 12 years. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination. Details on accepted vaccines can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf  .

 

  1. Passengers transiting through Hong Kong SAR, China must:

- have a connecting flight booked on the same ticket, and

- have all the boarding passes printed, and

- have their baggage checked through until the final destination.

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Hong Kong SAR, China to the Mainland of China.

- This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.

 

  1. Passengers must have:

- a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong, SAR China. The name in the test result must match the name on the travel document, or a written confirmation issued by the laboratory with the name of the passenger must be presented; and

- a document proving that the laboratory is:

- ISO 15189 accredited; or

- approved by the local government.

All documents must be in Chinese or English.

- This does not apply to passengers arriving from the Mainland of China or Macao SAR, China.

 

  1. Passengers arriving from the Mainland of China or Macao SAR, China must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test taken at most 3 days before arrival.

 

  1. Passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or USA must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 21 nights. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html . Details can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf .

 

  1. Passengers without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 21 nights. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html . Details can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf

- This does not apply to:

- passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in Mainland of China, Macao SAR, China or New Zealand;

- passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or USA.

 

  1. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 14 nights. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html . Details can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf

- This does not apply to:

- passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in Mainland of China, Macao SAR, China or New Zealand;

- passengers who in the past 21 days have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or USA.

 

  1. Passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in Mainland of China, Macao SAR, China or New Zealand must have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 14 nights. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel-list.html .

- This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. They must have a hotel reservation confirmation for a minimum of 7 nights. The certificate must be in Chinese or English or accompanied by a written confirmation in Chinese or English issued by the health authority of the country of vaccination.

 

  1. Passengers and airline crew must complete a Health Declaration Form at https://www.chp.gov.hk/hdf/ . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

 

  1. Passengers and airline crew are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Details can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html .

 

  1. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and quarantine for up to 21 days. More details can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html .

 

  1. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure.

 

  1. Airline crew are subject to medical screening upon arrival and self-isolation in a hotel.

 

  1. Airline crew who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or USA in the past 21 days are subject to quarantine for 21 days.

 

  1. Merchant seamen must have:

- a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure, and

- an approval letter from the Marine Department, and

- a letter of certification to Department of Health from Hong Kong." 

 

 

 

India:

 

Published 08.09.2021

  1. Until 30 September 2021, flights to India are suspended.

- This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights.

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:

- nationals of India;

- residents of India;

- nationals of Nepal and Bhutan;

- passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet;

- passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card;

- passengers with a diplomatic passport and an NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by the Ministry of External Affairs;

- passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas(Type T)) issued by India;

- passengers with an E-visa (excluding E-Tourist visas) issued by India;

- passengers returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Bangalore (BLR), Chennai (MAA), Delhi (DEL), Hyderabad (HYD), Kolkata (CCU) or Mumbai (BOM) to a third country.

 

  1. E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) are no longer valid.

 

  1. Medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are no longer valid.

 

  1. Passengers must complete the self-declaration form at www.newdelhiairport.in before departure.

 

  1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be uploaded at www.newdelhiairport.in .

 

  1. Passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bahrain, France, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, Netherlands, Oman, Qatar, Russian Fed., Ukraine or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test upon arrival at their own expense.

 

  1. Passengers arriving from Brazil, South Africa or United Kingdom are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test upon arrival and another test on day 7 at their own expense.

 

  1. Passengers are subject to medical screening

 

  1. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals17022021.pdf .

 

  1. Airline crew who are arriving from or have transited through Afghanistan, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom:

- must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; and

- could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test upon arrival.

 

  1. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards which have expired are considered valid until 31 December 2021

 

 

Indonesia

 

Published 01.09.2021

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Indonesia;

- passengers with a Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP). They must not have been in India in the past 14 days;

- passengers with a diplomatic or service visa. They must not have been in India in the past 14 days;

- passengers with a diplomatic or service stay permit. They must not have been in India in the past 14 days.

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit.

 

  1. 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. The test result must be in English.

 

  1. Airline crew must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 7 days before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English.

 

  1. Passengers and airline crew must have a printed COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. The certificate must be issued in both English and a local language of the country where the passenger was vaccinated.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Indonesia;

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers between 12 and 17 years who are subject to a COVID-19 vaccination at their own expense at the end of quarantine;

- passengers with a diplomatic or service visa and an invitation letter issued by an Indonesian Ministry;

- airline crew transiting without disembarking the aircraft.

 

  1. Passengers are subject to COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for 8 days.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Airline crew with a crew ID card are visa exempt if they are listed in the General Declaration and wearing uniform.

 

  1. Deadhead crew will be given an entry stamp. They must:

- have a valid crew ID card or crew member certificate;

- provide written notification to Immigration Officer proving they will be on duty on the return flight. The notification must be received by Immigration Officer minimum 24 hours from arrival.

 

  1. Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.

 

 

 

Japan: 

 

Published 26.08.2021

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been in Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chile, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

-This does not apply to:

- nationals of Japan;

- spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it;

- passengers with a Special Permanent Residence Permit. They must also have a Re-entry Permit or an Embarkation and Disembarkation Card;

- residents of Japan with a re-entry permit if they in the past 14 days have not been in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal or Sri Lanka;

- residents of Japan with a re-entry permit who in the past 14 days have been in India or Nepal. They must have the status of ""Permanent Resident"", ""Spouse or Child of a Japanese National"", ""Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident"" or ""Long Term Resident"", and they must have left Japan by 13 May 2021;

- residents of Japan with a re-entry permit who in the past 14 days have been in Bangladesh or Maldives. They must have the status of ""Permanent Resident"", ""Spouse or Child of a Japanese National"", ""Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident"" or ""Long Term Resident"", and they must have left Japan by 19 May 2021;

-residents of Japan with a re-entry permit who in the past 14 days have been in Sri Lanka. They must have the status of ""Permanent Resident"", ""Spouse or Child of a Japanese National"", ""Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident"" or ""Long Term Resident"", and they must have left Japan by 20 May 2021;

- residents of Japan with a re-entry permit who in the past 14 days have been in Afghanistan. They must have the status of ""Permanent Resident"", ""Spouse or Child of a Japanese National"", ""Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident"" or ""Long Term Resident"", and they must have left Japan by 2 June 2021;

- passengers with a visa issued by Japan outside Japan. The date of issue must be later than the date when the country of issue was designated by Japan as an area subject to landing denial (details can be found at http://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/001347332.pdf  );

- passengers with a diplomatic or an official visa issued by Japan;

- passengers with a single or multiple-entry visa issued on or before 2 April 2020 by Japanese Embassies or Consulates General in Australia, New Zealand and Taipei Kaohsiung offices of Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association;

- US military personnel, civilian personnel, and their dependents. They must have SOFA status and have the required documents stipulated in Article IX of the US-Japan Status of Forces Agreement;

- merchant seamen;

- passengers with an Olympic Identity and Accreditation Card (OIAC) or Paralympic Identity and Accreditation Card (PIAC) (including cards in Pre-Valid Card (PVC) format). They must also have a Written Pledge;

- passengers with an Invitation Letter issued by Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and a ""Prior Consent Form"" to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT).

 

  1. Passengers must complete a ""Quarantine Questionnaire"" at https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp/ . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

 

 

  1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result. Tests accepted are LAMP, NEAR, Next Generation Sequence, quantitative antigen (CLEIA), RT-PCR, Smart Amp, TMA or TRC. The test must:

- specify that it is based on nasopharyngeal swab, saliva, or nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab; and

- be taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first international embarkation point; and

- be in English.

Details can be found at https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000800272.pdf  and https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page25e_000334.html  .

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 6 years;

- passengers with a diplomatic or an official visa issued by Japan;

- US military personnel, civilian personnel, and their dependents. They must have SOFA status and have the required documents stipulated in Article IX of the US-Japan Status of Forces Agreement;

- passengers with a consular letter specifying why the test could not be taken.

 

  1. Passengers are subject to COVID-19 test after arrival and quarantine for 14 days; details can be found at https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html .

 

  1. Visa exemption for passengers with a British passport, Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport, Hong Kong (SAR China) passport and Macao (SAR China) passport is suspended.

 

  1. Visa exemption for nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See) is suspended.

 

  1. Visa exemption for nationals of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam with a diplomatic, official or service passport is suspended.

 

  1. Visa exemption granted to passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card issued by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russian Fed., Singapore, Thailand or Viet Nam, is suspended.

 

  1. Visas issued on or before 8 March 2020 by a diplomatic representation of Japan in China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China), Korea (Rep.) or Macao (SAR China) are invalidated.

 

  1. Visas issued on or before 20 March 2020 by a diplomatic representation of Japan in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See) are invalidated.

 

  1. Visas issued on or before 27 March 2020 by a diplomatic representation of Japan in Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand or Viet Nam are invalidated.

 

  1. Visas issued on or before 2 April 2020 by a diplomatic representation of Japan in Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Isl., Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Isl., Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States), Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Isl., Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe are invalidated.

 

  1. Passengers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day.

 

  1. Visas issued with ""EX-B"" or ""EX-R"" in the Remarks column by a diplomatic representation of Japan in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Korea (Rep.), Lao People's Dem. Rep., Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand or Viet Nam are not accepted for entry.

 

  1. Passengers must install the ""MySOS"" mobile app.

- This does not apply to US military personnel, civilian personnel, and their dependents. They must have SOFA status and have the required documents stipulated in Article IX of the US-Japan Status of Forces Agreement.

 

  1. Passengers with an Olympic Identity and Accreditation Card (OIAC) or Paralympic Identity and Accreditation Card (PIAC) (including cards in Pre-Valid Card (PVC) format) must present a QR code from the app OCHA before departure and upon arrival.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers with a ""Prior Consent Form"" to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) or the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT);

- passengers with a Written Pledge.

 

 

 

Malaysia:

 

Published 07.09.2021

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:

- nationals of Malaysia;

- passengers with a diplomatic passport;

- passengers with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main  ;

- students with a written approval from immigration applied at https://educationmalaysia.gov.my / ;

- merchant seamen with an official letter from the company certified by Malaysian immigration and joining the ship no later than 24 hours from arrival.

 

  1. Passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka are not allowed to enter and transit.

This does not apply to:

- nationals of Malaysia;

- permanent residents of Malaysia with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main  ;

- spouses of nationals of Malaysia with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main  .

 

  1. Passengers must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone and complete the health declaration at least one day before departure.

 

  1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

 

  1. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

 

  1. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 or 21 days at the first point of entry at their own expense.

- This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. They are subject to self-isolation at home for 14 days. They must send an email to hso@moh.gov.my  at least 14 days before departure to apply for the home isolation.

 

  1. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

 

  1. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight and must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone.

 

  1. The maximum transit time through Kuala Lumpur (KUL) changed from 48 hours to 24 hours.

 

  1. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.

- This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah and Sarawak. They must have approval from the State Government.

 

  1. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an ""enterSarawak"" form and an ""eHealth Declaration Form"" before departure at https://sarawakdisastermc.com/

 

 



 

Singapore:

 

"Effective from 26AUG, Traveler who stay Hong Kong in the last 21 consecutives days before depart Singapore can apply ATP for travel to Singapore

 

https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/atp/overview

 

Published 08.09.2021

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Singapore.

-This does not apply to nationals of Singapore.

-This does not apply to permanent residents of Singapore.

-This does not apply to passengers (except those with travel history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore) with a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA). They must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Safe Travel Office (STO) or the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

-This does not apply to passengers (except those with travel history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days) with a Work Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), Dependant's Pass, or the respective In-Principle Approval (IPA) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). They must have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or Safe Travel Office (STO). Passengers with travel history to higher risk countries/regions in the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore must have an approval letter with the following reference codes: R001; OPT-OUT OF SDF_CMod; or OPT-OUT OF SHN@SDF , and have documentary proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience Co Ltd. from Korea), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before arrival), either in the form of a hardcopy vaccination certificate, or a vaccination status on the HealthHub app or TraceTogether app. Passengers holding an approval letter with other reference codes and passengers below 18 years old will not be required to present documentary proof of vaccination. Pass holders who cannot be vaccinated due to special considerations will be issued with an exemption letter by a Singapore Government Agency and must present this to the airline during pre-boarding checks.

-This does not apply to passengers (except those with travel history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore) with a Student's Pass (STP) or a Student's Pass In-Principle Approval (STP IPA). They must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or the Safe Travel Office (STO).

-This does not apply to passengers (except those with travel history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore) with an approval letter from the Safe Travel Office (STO), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Health (MOH), or Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).

-This does not apply to passengers (except those with travel history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore) with a Business Travel Pass (BTP) or a Pre-Approved Business Pass (PBP).

- This does not apply to passengers with an Air Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore if they:

- have stayed in China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the last 21 days before departure; and

- have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor).

-This does not apply to passengers with a Vaccinated Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore if they:

- have been fully vaccinated in their country of departure or Singapore; and

- have stayed in Brunei Darussalam and/or Singapore, or Germany and/or Singapore, in the last 21 days before departure; and

- have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and

- have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; and

- travel to Singapore on a designated Vaccinated Travel Lane flight.

-This does not apply to residents of Brunei Darussalam if they:

- have a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane; and

- have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and

- have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; and

- stayed in Brunei Darussalam in the last 14 days before departure; and

- have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore.

-This does not apply to residents of China (People’s Rep.) if they:

- have a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-China Reciprocal Green Lane; and

- have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and

- have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; and

- stayed in Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, or Zhejiang in the last 7 days before departure; and

- have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore.

-This does not apply to returning passengers with a Work Pass, Student's Pass, Dependant’s Pass, or Long-Term Visit Pass who have a Entry Travel Pass issued by the Brunei authorities under the Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane, an invitation letter issued by the Chinese authorities under the Singapore-China Fast Lane, a Singapore-Germany-Singapore (SGS) Travel Pass issued by the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce under the Singapore-Germany Reciprocal Green Lane, an electronic visa issued by the Indonesian authorities, an approval letter issued by the Embassy of Japan under the Singapore-Japan Reciprocal Green Lane, an approval letter issued by the Korea (Rep.) Embassy in Singapore under the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane, or a MyTravelPass approval letter issued by the Malaysian authorities under the Singapore-Malaysia Reciprocal Green Lane. They do not require an approval letter from the Safe Travel Office (STO), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), or Ministry of Education (MOE).

 

  1. Until 9 September 2021, passengers entering and transiting Singapore must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must be in English and must include the date the test was taken, and a minimum of 2 personal identifiers as stated in the passport (i.e. name and either date of birth or passport number). More details can be found at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/faqs/faqs---border-measures-and-changes-to-stay-home-notice-requirements .

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 3 years;

- passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in or transited through Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Macao (SAR China) or New Zealand.

 

  1. Effective 10 September 2021, passengers entering and transiting Singapore must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure. The test result must be in English and must include the date the test was taken, and a minimum of 2 personal identifiers as stated in the passport (i.e. name and either date of birth or passport number). More details can be found at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/faqs/faqs---border-measures-and-changes-to-stay-home-notice-requirements .

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 3 years;

- passengers who in the past 21 days have only been in or transited through China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China).

 

  1. Passengers with an Air Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore, passengers who are short-term visitors with a valid Vaccinated Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore, passengers with a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane and Singapore-China Fast Lane, and passengers with an approval letter from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) with the reference numbers C01 or C21 must:

- have a mobile device with the TraceTogether app already downloaded, with the passenger’s profile registered on the app and the ‘Activate App’ holding screen shown on the app; or

- if the passenger has a mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded but is unable to show the ‘Activate App’ holding screen, have an electronic or physical copy of his/her booking confirmation for a Singapore SIM card from Changi Recommends; or

- if the passenger does not have a mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded, have an electronic or physical copy of his/her booking confirmation for a mobile device from Changi Recommends;

- children who are aged 7 to 12 years and those unable to use a mobile device due to certified disability or special need, are eligible to be issued TraceTogether tokens.

- This does not apply to passengers who are younger than 6 years.

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit Singapore.

- This does not apply when traveling on airlines with transfer routes approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Passengers must check with airlines if the airlines have the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)'s approval, before purchasing tickets.

- Passengers with travel history to Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore are not allowed to transit.

 

  1. Passengers must comply with the prevailing Singapore government requirements upon entry into Singapore. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. Please refer to https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg

 

  1. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. Passengers should register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test prior to departing for Singapore at https://safetravel.changiairport.com

- This does not apply to:

- passengers who are 6 years or younger;

- merchant seamen.

 

  1. Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka in the past 21 days are also subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival.

 

  1. Passengers must submit a health declaration before arrival via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard ) or via the mobile application.

- This does not apply to passengers in transit.

 

 

 

 

South Korea:

 

Published 01.09.2021

 

  1. Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April 2020 are no longer valid.

 

  1. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Marshall Isl., Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States), Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Isl., South Africa, Spain, St. Lucia, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay with a normal passport.

- This does not apply to airline crew.

- This does not apply to passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card.

- This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, an official or a service passport.

 

  1. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Japan.

 

  1. Suspension of visa exemptions for passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) normal passport.

 

  1. Suspension of visa exemptions for passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.

 

  1. Suspension of visa exemptions for passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport.

 

  1. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.

- This does not apply to passengers arriving from a country other than Angola, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Eswatini, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Nepal, Russian Fed., Tajikistan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Viet Nam, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe with:

- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the vaccine in Korea (Rep.) at least 2 weeks before arrival; or

- a Quarantine Exemption Certificate.

 

  1. Passengers must install the 'self-quarantine safety protection mobile app' found at https://tinyurl.com/m9fcz6dc

 

  1. Passengers must complete a ""Health Declaration Form"" and a ""Travel Record Declaration"" and present it upon arrival. The forms can be obtained upon arrival.

 

  1. All flights must arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 05:00 and 20:00.

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Korea (Rep.) for more than 24 hours.

 

  1. Nationals of Thailand are not allowed to transit if they are traveling onward to Thailand.

- This does not apply to nationals of Thailand with a Certificate of Entry issued by Royal Thai Embassy and a Fit to Fly health certificate in English issued at most 72 hours before departure.

- This does not apply to airline crew.

 

  1. Nationals of Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are not allowed to transit through Korea (Rep.).

- This does not apply to nationals of Egypt with a diplomatic or service passport.

 

  1. Passengers traveling to China (People's Rep.) are not allowed to transit through Korea (Rep.).

 

  1. Passengers with a visa on an expired passport must present a printed ""Visa Grant Notice"" and the expired passport to the immigration upon arrival.

 

  1. Passengers with an E-9 visa issued by Korea (Rep.) must present a completed 'Confirmation of Self-quarantine' form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at the local EPS center.

 

  1. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT, NEAR, PCR, SDA and TMA tests. The test result must be in English, Korean or accompanied by a certified English or Korean translation. The test result must have the name of the passenger which must match the name in the passport, the date of birth and the name of the issuing laboratory. Passengers arriving from Indonesia, Philippines or Uzbekistan must have a test result issued by an approved laboratory and details can be found at the Korean (Rep.) Embassy website in those countries.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Korea (Rep.) travelling on official business with a Quarantine Exemption Certificate;

- nationals of Korea (Rep.) arriving from Myanmar;

- passengers younger than 6 years.

 

 

 

 

Taiwan:

 

Published 25.08.2021

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers with a Chinese Taipei travel document;

- passengers with an Alien Resident Certificate;

- passengers with a ""SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK"" visa with ""DC"", ""ER"", ""FC"", ""FD"", ""FO"", ""FR"" or ""FS"" stated on remarks;

- passengers with a MOFA ID.

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit.

 

  1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 3 working days before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RNA, RT-LAMP and RT-PCR. Details can be found at https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Category/MPage/XQ9r73gXAgEfJZV9zm6gaA

- This does not apply to:

- passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport;

- passengers with an Alien Resident Certificate.

 

  1. Passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport without a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 3 working days before departure from the first embarkation point:

- must complete an ""Entry Quarantine Affidavit"" before departure available at https://www.cdc.gov.tw/File/Get/bkwclrVuZY_x9P5kYTRVmA  ;

- are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RNA, RT-LAMP and RT-PCR. Details can be found at https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Category/MPage/XQ9r73gXAgEfJZV9zm6gaA  .

 

 

  1. Passengers with an Alien Resident Certificate without a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 3 working days before departure from the first embarkation point:

- must complete an ""Entry Quarantine Affidavit"" before departure available at https://www.cdc.gov.tw/File/Get/bkwclrVuZY_x9P5kYTRVmA  ;

- are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RNA, RT-LAMP and RT-PCR. Details can be found at https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Category/MPage/XQ9r73gXAgEfJZV9zm6gaA  .

 

  1. A completed ""Quarantine System for Entry Form"" must be submitted before departure at https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/

 

  1. Passengers arriving from a country other than Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Israel, Myanmar, Peru or United Kingdom must have a confirmed booking of quarantine facility or hotel.

 

  1. ""SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK"" visas with ""FC"", ""FR"" or ""FS"" stated on remarks which expired between 19 May 2021 and 23 August 2021 are considered valid until 30 November 2021.

 

  1. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days.

 

  1. Airline crew could be subject to quarantine for 14 days

 

 

 

Thailand:

 

Published 07.09.2021

 

  1. Until 30 September 2021, passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter and transit.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals and residents of Thailand;

- passengers who are spouses, parents or children of a national of Thailand;

- airline crew with a return scheduled flight;

- passengers who are visa exempt;

- passengers with a visa issued by Thailand;

- nationals of Australia, China (People's Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Viet Nam with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from the country that issued the APEC Business Travel Card;

- passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from the country that issued the APEC Business Travel Card;

- residents of Hong Kong (SAR China) with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from Hong Kong (SAR China);

- students;

- passengers transiting through Bangkok (BKK);

- passengers traveling to Phuket (HKT) or Na Thon (Ko Samui (USM)) if, in the past 21 days they have only been in, and arrive from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Mongolia, Netherlands New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan or Vietnam.

 

  1. Passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Nepal or Pakistan are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to

- nationals of Thailand;

- passengers with a diplomatic passport and their family members.

 

  1. Passengers entering Thailand must have a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: all types of PCR tests. The test result must be in English.

- This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.

 

  1. Passengers transiting through Thailand must have:

- a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: all types of PCR tests. The test result must be in English; or

- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure.

- This does not apply to passengers transiting without disembarking the aircraft.

 

  1. Passengers must have a Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by Royal Thai Embassy, and

- download the ThailandPlus App and register by using COE number and reference code.

 

  1. Passengers entering or transiting through Thailand must have insurance to cover medical expenses in Thailand with a coverage cost of at least USD 100,000.-.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Thailand;

- passengers transiting without disembarking the aircraft.

 

  1. Nationals of Thailand travelling under the Phuket or the Samui Plus Sandbox programs must have insurance to cover medical expenses in Thailand with a coverage cost of at least USD 100,000.-.

 

  1. Nationals of Thailand travelling to Phuket (HKT) or Na Thon (Ko Samui (USM)) under the Phuket or the Samui Plus Sandbox, must have a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: all types of PCR tests. The test result must be in English.

 

  1. Passengers traveling to Phuket (HKT) or Na Thon (Ko Samui (USM)) when arriving from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Mongolia, Netherlands New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan or Vietnam;

- are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival; and

- must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years traveling with their fully vaccinated parents/guardians.

 

  1. Passengers traveling to Phuket (HKT) must have proof of payment for a Safety and Health Administration (SHA+) accommodation for the period of intended stay.

 

  1. Passengers traveling to Phuket (HKT) or Na Thon (Ko Samui (USM), must have a return/onward ticket for a flight departing from Phuket to another country within 14 days.

- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Thailand.

 

  1. Passengers traveling to Na Thon (Ko Samui (USM)) must have:

- proof of payment for Samui Extra+ and Safety and Health Administration (SHA+) accommodation for the period of intended stay; and

- proof of payment for COVID-19 tests in Ko Samui.

 

  1. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

 

  1. Nationals of Thailand are subject to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

- This does not apply when traveling to Phuket (HKT) or Na Thon (Ko Samui (USM)) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

 

  1. Passengers are allowed to transit through Bangkok (BKK) onward to Phuket (HKT) Sandbox or Ko Samui (USM) Sandbox for a maximum of 12 hours.

 

  1. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.

 

  1. Airline crew staying overnight must have a guarantee letter from the airline or a health insurance certificate with a coverage cost of at least USD 100,000.-

 

  1. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.

 

  1. Suspension of visa exemption for nationals of Cambodia and Myanmar with a normal passport.

 

 

 

 

 

UK:

 

Effective March 8, authorities will require all outbound international travelers leaving the UK from England to complete a travel declaration attesting that the trip falls under the categories of travel that are permitted in accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions. Travelers who do not possess such a document may be denied access to their flight and could be fined up to GBP 200 (USD 270). Persons traveling to Ireland are exempt from the requirement. Travel declarations are not required for international travel originating from Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Wales.

Pls. log on the below website for information and complete the travel declaration attesting:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-declaration-form-for-international-travel

 

Published 30.08.2021

 

  1. Passengers who have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:

- British nationals;

- nationals of Ireland (Rep.);

- residents of the United Kingdom.

 

  1. Passengers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Isl., Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Falkland Isl. (Malvinas), Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal (only Azores and Madeira), Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, St. Helena, Switzerland or Turks and Caicos Isl. are subject to a COVID-19 test on day 2 after arrival at their own expense. They must have a payment confirmation obtained at: https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk / or https://www.gov.uk/guidance/providers-of-day-2-and-day-8-coronavirus-testing-for-international-arrivals

 

 

  1. Passengers arriving from a country other than Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Isl., Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Falkland Isl. (Malvinas), Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal (only Azores and Madeira), Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, St. Helena, Switzerland or Turks and Caicos Isl. are subject to a COVID-19 test on day 2 and day 8 after arrival at their own expense. They must have a payment confirmation obtained at: https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or https://www.gov.uk/guidance/providers-of-day-2-and-day-8-coronavirus-testing-for-international-arrivals

- The test on day 8 does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe;

- The test on day 8 does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years residing in Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

 

  1. Passengers entering the United Kingdom must complete a ""Public Health Passenger Locator Form"". The form must include the booking reference number for the required COVID-19 tests or the invoice number for the quarantine hotel booking. The form can be obtained at https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk and must be presented at check-in and to immigration upon arrival.

- This does not apply to military personnel with an exemption letter from the Ministry of Defence.

- More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/yytxv2cp

 

  1. Passengers transiting through the United Kingdom must complete a ""Public Health Passenger Locator Form"". The form can be obtained at https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk and must be presented at check-in and to immigration upon arrival.

- This does not apply to military personnel with an exemption letter from the Ministry of Defence.

- More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/yytxv2cp  .

 

  1. Passengers entering or transiting through the United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test must have been taken at most 3 days before departure of the last direct flight to the United Kingdom. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, nucleic acid and PCR tests. The test result must be in English, French or Spanish. Passengers details (name, date of birth or age) on the test result must match those stated in the passport or other travel document. The test result must also include the contact details of the issuing laboratory.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 11 years;

- passengers arriving from Ireland (Rep.);

- merchant seamen;

- military personnel with an exemption letter from the Ministry of Defense;

- more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/yytxv2cp

 

  1. Passengers entering England who have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days must:

- have a quarantine package for 11 nights; and

- arrive at Birmingham (BHX), Farnborough (FAB), Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR) or London City (LCY).

More details can be found at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/

- This does not apply to military personnel with an exemption letter from the Ministry of Defence.

 

  1. Passengers entering Scotland who have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days must:

- have a quarantine package for 11 nights; and

- arrive at Aberdeen (ABZ), Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA), Glasgow Prestwick (PIK) or Inverness (INV).

More details can be found at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk /

- This does not apply to:

- merchant seamen;

- military personnel with an exemption letter from the Ministry of Defence.

 

  1. Passengers transiting through the United Kingdom to Ireland (Rep.) who have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days must have a quarantine package for 11 nights. More details can be found at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/

- This does not apply to military personnel with an exemption letter from the Ministry of Defence.

  1. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. Details can be found for:

- England at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/booking-and-staying-in-a-quarantine-hotel-when-you-arrive-in-england

- Scotland at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-public-health-checks-at-borders/pages/self-isolation/

- Wales at: https://gov.wales/how-self-isolate-when-you-travel-wales-coronavirus-covid-19  ;

- Northern Ireland at: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-advice

- This does not apply to:

- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe;

- passengers younger than 18 years residing in Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

 

  1. Flights from Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Turkey are suspended.

- This does not apply to flights arriving at the South Arrival and Immigration Hall of Birmingham (BHX) or the Terminal 4 of Heathrow (LHR).

 

  1. Airline crew not residing in the United Kingdom are subject to self-isolation in a hotel until their next flight.

 

  1. Passengers with an Overseas Domestic Worker visa issued by the UK must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first-degree family members of the sponsor.

 

 

 

 

 United Arab Emirates:

 

Published 09.09.2021

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals and residents of United Arab Emirates;

- domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor;

- passengers with an entry permit issued by United Arab Emirates;

- passengers traveling as tourists to Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai (DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket;

- passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi;

- nationals and residents of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia;

- nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program and traveling to Dubai (DXB). They must have a pre-arranged visa or a pre-approval to enter;

- nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Isl., Spain, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See), passengers with a British passport with nationality ""British Citizen"" and passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport, traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH);

- nationals of India with a visa issued by the USA or with a residence permit issued by USA, United Kingdom or an EU Member State traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH);

- passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a resident visa;

- passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by any emirate;

- nationals of Indonesia traveling under the Safe Travel Corridor program. They must have an entry permit and a return ticket.

 

  1. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB):

- are subject to medical screening, and

- must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.

 

  1. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.

 

  1. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Ethiopia, India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx .

 

  1. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia must have:

- a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and

- a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

The test result must be in Arabic or English and be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae  or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. The test result must also have a QR code.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with disabilities.

- passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC).

 

 

  1. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. The test result must also have a QR code.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with disabilities;

- passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC).

 

  1. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Ethiopia, India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia must have:

- a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and

- a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae  or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. The test result must also have a QR code.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of United Arab Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings;

- domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor;

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with disabilities.

 

  1. Passengers transiting Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Ethiopia, India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. The test result must also have a QR code.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of United Arab Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings;

- domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor;

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with disabilities.

 

  1. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. The test result must have a QR code for passengers arriving from Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Sudan.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of United Arab Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings;

- domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor;

- passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Ethiopia, India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia;

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with disabilities.

 

 

  1. Passengers entering Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of United Arab Emirates;

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with disabilities;

- passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia.

 

  1. Passengers entering Sharjah (SHJ) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of United Arab Emirates;

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with disabilities;

- passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia.

 

 

  1. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) from Armenia, Jordan, Kuwait or Netherlands must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 24 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with disabilities.

 

  1. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. A negative test result issued by an approved laboratory in United Arab Emirates presented upon departure from Abu Dhabi (AUH) is also accepted if the test was taken at most 48 hours before departure to Abu Dhabi (AUH). Passengers arriving from Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Sudan, must have a QR code in the test result.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with disabilities;

- passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia.

 

  1. Passengers transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory accredited by the departure country. Passengers arriving from Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Sudan, must have a QR code in the test result.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with disabilities;

- passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia.

  1. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

 

  1. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

 

  1. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

 

  1. Passengers could be subject to quarantine.

- This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience Co Ltd. from Korea), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

 

  1. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.

 

  1. Expired residence permits issued by the United Arab Emirates that have been extended until December 2020 are accepted for entry. Passengers must present proof of the extended validity.

 

  1. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate'.

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Abu Dhabi (AUH) for more than 24 hours. Passengers must have a confirmed airside hotel booking if their transit time exceeds 12 hours.

 

  1. Nationals of Nigeria must have a return ticket, and a hotel booking or proof of accommodation address for the period of intended stay.

- This does not apply to passengers with a resident visa.

 

  1. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

 

  1. Airline crew without a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to quarantine until their next flight.

 

  1. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival.

- This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.

 

 

 

 

 

US:

 

Published 31.08.2021

 

  1. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) or Vatican City (Holy See), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.

-This does not apply to:

- nationals and permanent residents of the USA;

- spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA. They must have a marriage certificate;

- parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;

- the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;

- the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;

- passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, IV, K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;

- airline crew, if traveling to join an aircraft in the USA; or

- with one of the following visas: C-1/D,B1, H1, L visa if traveling to join an aircraft in the USA;

- merchant seamen, if traveling to join a ship in the USA; or

- with one of the following visas: C-1/D,B1, H1, L visa if traveling to join a ship in the USA; or

- engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew or other similar crew member activities;

- passengers with a DV visa issued between 1 October 2019 and 30 September 2020;

- members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;

- passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);

- passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;

- passengers with an NIE exemption;

- students arriving from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland, United Kingdom;

- students with a F-1 or M-1 visa if participating in an academic program that started on 1 August 2021 or later.

 

  1. Passengers entering or transiting through the USA must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: antigen, NAAT, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA. Passengers details (e.g., name and date of birth) in the certificate must match those stated in the passport or other travel document; and the test result must specify ""negative"" or ""not detected"". If marked ""invalid"" it is not accepted.

This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 2 years;

- US military personnel;

- passengers with a medical certificate with a positive COVID-19 test result. The test must be taken at most three months before departure from the first embarkation point; and

- a letter issued by a health authority stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel. The test result must specify ""positive"" or ""detected"", if marked ""invalid"" it is not accepted.

 

  1. Passengers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. The form can be obtained at https://tinyurl.com/58nw6t8v

 

  1. Passengers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. More information can be found at www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html

 

  1. DV visas issued in September 2020 that expired are accepted for entry.

 

  1. Nationals of the U.S.A. are allowed to enter with an expired passport.

-This does not apply to emergency passports which must be valid on arrival

 

 

 

 

Vietnam: 

 

Published 01.09.2021

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Viet Nam;

- passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport;

- passengers traveling on business as experts, business managers or high-tech workers.

 

  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit.

 

  1. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English.

 

  1. Passengers traveling on business must have medical insurance or guarantee from the hosting company to cover COVID-19 expenses.

 

  1. Suspension of visa exemptions for British nationals and for nationals of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

 

  1. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Belarus, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.) and Russian Fed. with a normal passport.

 

  1. Certificates of Visa Exemption issued to nationals of Belarus, Japan and Russian Fed. with normal passports are no longer valid.

 

  1. Certificates of Visa Exemption issued to residents of China (People's Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom are no longer valid.

 

  1. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.

 

  1. A Health Declaration Form must be completed before arrival. The form can be found at https://tokhaiyte.vn/

 

  1. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for up to 28 days.

 

  1. Airline crew must make a medical declaration and are subject to self-isolation until their next flight

 

(2) USEFUL LINKS

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA): Click here

World Health Organizations (WHO): Click here

Centres of Disease Control (CDC): Click here

HKSAR Security Bureau: Click here

International SOS: Click here

Cathay PacificClick here for latest updates regarding travel restrictions

Taoyuan International Airport: Click here

Taipei Songshan Airport: Click here

Kaohsiung International Airport: Click here

Taiwan Centers for Disease Control: Click here

Shanghai Airport Authority: Click here

Beijing Capital International Airport: Click here

Beijing Daxing Airport: Click here

National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China: Click 

 

 

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