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Regional updates: Asia

The content below has been taken from a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) (source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm) to ensure we are giving you the most accurate information available. This page will be updated with any information as and when we receive it.

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ARMENIA - published 22.03.2020

1. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt.

2. Nationals of Iran can no longer obtain a visa on arrival. They must obtain a visa or an e-visa prior to their arrival in Armenia. The e-visa can be obtained at https://evisa.mfa.am/

3. Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, China (People's Rep.), Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Armenia.

- This does not apply to nationals or residents of Armenia.

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Armenia.

- This does not apply to employees of foreign diplomatic missions and consular institutions.

- This does not apply to representations of official international missions or organizations.

4. Nationals of Armenia who have been in Austria, Belgium, China (People's Rep.), Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom in the past 14 days must undergo 14-days of quarantine or self-isolation regime.

 

AZERBAIJAN - published 22.03.2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan.

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

- This does not apply to passengers with a work permit issued by Azerbaijan.

- This does not apply to passengers with a special permission issued by the government of Azerbaijan.

2. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.

3. Passengers will be tested for COVID-19 and placed in quarantine for 14 days.

4. The issuance of e-visas and visa on arrival has been suspended.

 

BAHRAIN – published 19.03.2020

1. Visa on arrival has been suspended.

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

2. Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit and enter Bahrain.

- This does not apply to nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

- This does not apply to passengers who reside in Bahrain.

- This does not apply to airline crew.

- This does not apply to military personnel.

- This does not apply to passengers with a special approval from Nationality, Passport Residence Affairs Directorate of Bahrain.

- This does not apply to passengers with a valid letter of Prior Permission Granted which is presented prior to boarding.

3. Passengers who have been in Hong Kong (SAR China), Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Singapore or Thailand in the past 14 days must have a valid visa prior to arrival.

- This does not apply to nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

- This does not apply to passengers who reside in Bahrain.

- This does not apply to passengers with a valid letter of Prior Permission Granted which is presented prior to boarding.

- This does not apply to airline crew.

4. All passengers arriving in Bahrain will immediately be taken to undergo enhanced testing procedures as a preventative measure for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be subject to quarantine.

5. Border crossing on the causeway has been temporarily suspended due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

BANGLADESH - published 21.03.2020

1. The visa on arrival facility has been suspended for all nationalities.

2.Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden since 1 March 2020 are not allowed to enter Bangladesh.

- This does not apply to passengers traveling on diplomatic missions and their family members.

3. Passengers with a pre-arranged visa must have a medical certificate issued within 72 hours before departure stating that the person is not affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). The certificate must be in English or translated into English

- This does not apply to passengers traveling on diplomatic missions and their family members.

4. Passengers arriving from countries affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be quarantined for 14 days.

5. Flights from Bahrain, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey or United Arab Emirates are suspended until 31 March 2020.

 

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM - published 24.03.2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Brunei Darussalam.

- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Brunei Darussalam.

2. All visa exemptions and Visa on Arrival are temporarily suspended.

3. All visa issued to passengers are temporarily suspended.

4. Special consideration is only given by the Brunei Immigration Department which is subject to the affairs of interest to Brunei Darussalam by applying to the Brunei Immigration Department by downloading the form provided on the Department's website at www.immigration.gov.bn

 

CAMBODIA – published 20.03.2020

1. Passengers arriving from France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain or USA are not allowed to enter Cambodia.

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

2. Nationals and residents of Cambodia, diplomats and officials of foreign embassies and international organizations and their family members who have a Diplomatic Visa Type A and Official Visa Type B who live or have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain or USA in the past 14 days will be quarantine for 14 days.

- This does not apply to airline crew.

 

CHINA (People's Rep.) - published 25.03.2020

1. All passengers arriving at PEK will have a PCR test and be quarantined at the designated location in Beijing for 14 days.

2. Passengers who live in or have been in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain , Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or USA in the past 14 days arriving at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation.

3. Passengers who have not been in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain , Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or USA in the past 14 days arriving at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) must undergo a Nucleic Acid Testing.

4. Passengers who live in or have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Spain or USA in the past 14 days arriving at Guangzhou (CAN) or Shenzhen (SZX) must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation. All passengers arriving at SZX will have a PCR test.

5. All passengers arriving at XMN will be quarantined for medical observation at the designated hotels for 14 days on their own expenses.

- This does not apply to passengers under 18 years old, passengers above 70 years old, pregnant women and passengers suffering from illness. They must apply for permission to undergo a 14-day quarantine at home.

 

CHINESE TAIPEI - published 24.03.2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to transit Chinese Taipei until 7 April 2020.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter Chinese Taipei.

- This does not apply to passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport.

- This does not apply to passengers with an Alien Resident Certificate.

- This does not apply to personnel on diplomatic or official business.

- This does not apply to passengers who can prove they are fulfilling commercial and contractual obligations, or passengers requiring special permission.

- This does not apply to passengers with a visa with "SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK" stated on remarks.

3. Passengers allowed to enter must observe a 14-day home quarantine upon arrival.

 

GUAM - published 18.03.2020

Passengers who have been in a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases for more than one week and do not hold a document recognized and certified by DPHSS (Guam Department of Social Health and Services), which confirms they are not infected with COVID-19, are not allowed to enter. The date of the test must be not more than 72 hours before the date of arrival. Passengers who enter Guam without proper documentation will be quarantined.

-This does not apply to residents of Guam.

 

HONG KONG - published 26.03.2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Hong Kong (SAR China).

- This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.

- This does not apply to Passengers with a British passport with nationality "British National (Overseas)" with the right of abode in Hong Kong (SAR China).

- This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong (SAR China) with a Permanent Identity Card.

- This does not apply to residents of Hong Kong (SAR China) with a Identity card accompanied by a valid work or study visa.-

- This does not apply to passengers who have only been in China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days.

-- This does not apply to residents of Macao (SAR China) who are registered the Macao (SAR China) scheme that they will be immediately taken by coach back to Macao (SAR China) upon entry.

- This does not apply to the following passengers:

a. Passengers travelling from Mainland China or Taiwan or Macao and have not been to any other country/region in the past 14 days;

- This does not apply to the following passengers:

a. Passengers travelling from Mainland China or Taiwan or Macao and have not been to any other country/region in the past 14 days;

b. Crew members of aircraft who need to commute to and from foreign places for performance of necessary duties or crew members of goods vessels;

c. Government officials carrying out government duties including personnel of consular posts;

d. Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents;

e. Personnel engaged in anti-epidemic work endorsed by the HKSAR Government.

2. All passengers who are eligible to enter Hong Kong will be required to undergo 14 days compulsory quarantine.

3. All arriving passengers and crew members must present a completed Health Declaration Form to the Department of Health upon arrival.

 

INDIA - published 26.03.2020

Flights to India are suspended from 00:01 GMT 22 March 2020 until 18:30 GMT 14 April 2020.

- This does not apply to air cargo flights that carry goods for trade or essential goods and supplies, and their crew members, helpers, cleaners etc.

 

INDONESIA - published 23.03.2020

1. All visa exemptions and visa on arrival to foreign passengers are suspended till 20 April 2020.

2. Passengers and airline crew who have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Indonesia.

- This does not apply to nationals of Indonesia.

3. Passengers with a Permanent Staying Permit (KITAP) or a Temporary Staying Permit (KITAS) are only allowed to enter Indonesia if they have a valid health certification issued by local health authorities in English stating they are fit for travel and free from respiratory disease. The certification must have been issued at latest 7 days prior to departure.

4. Passengers and airline crew who have been in China (People's Rep.) or Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province in Korea (Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Indonesia.

- This does not apply to nationals of Indonesia.

- This does not apply to residents of Indonesia.

- This does not apply to the following passengers:

a. passengers with a visa issued by Indonesian Embassy; or

b. passengers with an Indonesian Permanent Residence Card; or

c. passengers with APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) coming from China (People's Rep.) if they can show valid Certificate of Health free from Covid-19 from their local health authorities. Health certificate must be in English; or

d. passengers with Diplomatic Residence Permit and Official Residence Permit from China (People's Rep.), Italy, Iran and Korea (Rep.) if they can show valid Certificate of Health free from Covid-19 from their local health authorities. The health certificate must be in English; or

e. passengers with expired Diplomatic Residence Permit and Official Residence Permit from China (People's Rep.), Italy, Iran and Korea (Rep.) if they can show valid Diplomat ID card or valid Identity card as employee of Foreign Representative working in Indonesia which issue by Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They must also have valid Certificate of Health free from Covid-19 from their local health authorities. The health certificate must be in English.

 

ISRAEL - published 18.03.2020

Passengers are not allowed to enter Israel.

This does not apply to nationals of Israel.

This does not apply to residents of Israel.

This does not apply to passengers that have a specific entry approval from the population and Immigration Authority of Israel.

 

JAPAN - published 25.03.2020

Effective 26 March 2020, passengers arriving from the USA are requested to stay at the location designated by a quarantine station chief for 14 days and to not use public transportation in Japan.

1. Passengers who have been in the Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province (China People's Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan.

- This does not apply to nationals of Japan;

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it.

2. Passengers who have been in Cheongdo County or Daegu City in Korea (Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan.

- This does not apply to nationals of Japan;

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it.

3. Passengers who have been in Gyeongsan-si, Andong-si , Yeongcheon-si, Chilgok-gun, Uiseong-gun, Seongju-gun or Gunwi-gun in Gyeongsangbuk-do in Korea (Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan.

-This does not apply to nationals of Japan.

-This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it.

4. Passengers who have been in the provinces of Alborz, Gilan, Golestan, Isfahan, Lorestan, Markazi, Mazandaran, Qazvin, Qom, Semnan or Tehran in Iran in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan.

This does not apply to nationals of Japan

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it.

5. Passengers who have been in San Marino or Aosta Valley, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Trentino-South Tyrol or Veneto in Italy in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan.

- This does not apply to nationals of Japan.

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it.

6. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) with a passport issued in Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province (China People's Rep.) are not allowed to enter Japan.

- This does not apply when passengers can prove that they have not been in Hubei Province and Zhejiang Province the last 14 days.

7. Passengers who were in the cruise ship 'Westerdam' are not allowed to enter Japan. - This does not apply to nationals of Japan.

8. Visas issued on or before 8 March 2020 by the Embassies, Consulates-General and Consulate of Japan in China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Korea (Rep.) are invalidated.

9. Visa exemptions for passengers with a British National (Overseas) passport, passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport, passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport and nationals of Korea (Rep.) have been suspended till 31 March 2020.

10. Passengers who have been in Iceland, Spain (Community of Madrid, Basque Autonomous Community, La Rioja or Chartered Community of Navarre) or Switzerland (Canton of Ticino or Basel-Stadt) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan.

- This does not apply to nationals of Japan.

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it.

11. Visas issued on or before 20 March 2020 by the Embassies, Consulates-General and Consulate 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.

12. Nationals of 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 and Vatican City (Holy See) and passengers with a British passport are no longer visa exempt to Japan until 30 April 2020.

13. Passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, 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, Vatican City (Holy See) are requested to stay at the location designated by a quarantine station chief for 14 days and to not use public transportation in Japan.

 

KAZAKHSTAN - published 17.03.2020

Passengers are not allowed to enter and exit from/to Kazakhstan starting from 08:00 of 16 March 2020, until further notice (official source http://www.mfa.kz/en/).

- This does not apply to nationals of Kazakhstan, who left the country – upon their return.

- This does not apply to nationals of Kazakhstan, who travelling abroad for treatment – supporting documents from medical institutes are required.

- This does not apply to foreigners departing from Kazakhstan

- This does not apply to staff of the diplomatic service of Kazakhstan and foreign states and members of their families, as well as members of delegations of foreign states and international organizations traveling to Kazakhstan at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

- This does not apply to crewmembers of train, locomotive, aircraft and sea crews;

- This does not apply to service personnel of foreign cross-border facilities on the territory of Kazakhstan and service personnel of Kazakh cross-border facilities on the territory of neighboring states;

- This does not apply to foreigners (stateless persons), holders of Kazakh residence permits;

- This does not apply to foreigners who are family members of citizens of Kazakhstan (subject to confirmation of kinship – spouses, parents and children).

 

KOREA (REP.) - published 23.03.2020

1. Visitors who have been in the Hubei Province (China People's Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Korea (Rep.).

2. Nationals of China (People's Rep) with a passport issued in the Hubei Province are not allowed to enter Korea (Rep.).

3. Korean visas issued by the Wuhan Consulate in the Hubei Province are invalidated.

4. A visa is required to transit through Korea (Rep.) for: - nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving from China (People's Rep); and - visa required nationals arriving from China (People's Rep.).

5. Visitors arriving from Japan who have been in the cruise ship 'Diamond Princess' are not allowed to transit or enter (Korea Rep.).

6. Visas issued to nationals of Japan (at Korean Diplomatic Missions in Japan) before 9 March 2020 are invalidated.

- This does not apply to visas issued outside Japan. Such visas remain valid.

- This does not apply to airline crew.

7. Nationals of Japan who do not hold a Korean visa issued on or after 9 March 2020 will not be allowed entry.

8. Passengers arriving from any country will be subject to quarantine procedures. They must install a self-diagnosis application in their personal device and a completed Health Declaration Form and a Special Quarantine Declaration Form must be presented to the quarantine desk upon arrival.

- This does not apply to airline crew.

9. Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom will undergo diagnostic check. Passengers with negative result will be under 14 day self-quarantine or will be monitored by the active survey.

 

KOREA (DEM. PEOPLE'S REP.) - published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers traveling as tourists are not allowed to enter.

2. Passengers traveling on business or duty must spend 14 days in quarantine upon arrival.

 

KUWAIT - published 23.03.2020

Passengers are not allowed to enter Kuwait.

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

- This does not apply to the immediate relatives and the domestic workers of nationals of Kuwait.

 

KYRGYZSTAN - published 20.03.2020

Flights to Kyrgyzstan are suspended.

 

MACAO (SAR CHINA) - published 14.02.2020

1. Visitors who reside or have been in the Hubei Province (Chine People's Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Macao (SAR China) unless they prove with a valid certificate that they are not infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

2. Passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport and those residing in Macao (SAR China) who have been in the Hubei Province (Chine People's Rep.) in the past 14 days must fill-in a Health Declaration Form. 3. Passengers who have been in Iran, Italy or Korea (Rep.) will be subject to quarantine for 14 days.

 

 

MALAYSIA - published 18.03.2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.

- This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.

- This does not apply to permanent residents of Malaysia.

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

2.Nationals and residents of Malaysia are required to be self-quarantined for 14 days.

3. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) with a passport issued in Hubei, Zhejiang or Jiangsu Province (China People's Rep.) are not allowed to enter Malaysia.

- This does not apply to passengers who reside in Malaysia.

4. Passengers who have been in the Hubei, Zhejiang or Jiangsu Provinces (China People's Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Malaysia.

- This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia and passengers who reside in Malaysia.

5. Passengers who have been in Hokkaido in Japan in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit and enter Malaysia. - This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.

- This does not apply to Malaysian permanent residents, Malaysian social pass holders and Malaysian student passes holders.

6. Malaysian Permanent Residents and Pass Holders (Long Term Social Visit Pass and Student Pass) who have been to Iran, Italy or Korea (Rep.) in the last 14 days must undergo health screening by the Ministry of Health (KKM).

7. Operating Airline Crew who are nationals of China (People's Rep.), Iran, Italy and Korea (Rep,) will be subject to health screening upon arrival.

Effective 13 March 2020:

8. Nationals of Iran, Italy and Korea (Rep.) are not allowed to enter.

9. Passengers who have been in Iran, Italy or Korea (Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Malaysia.

- This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.

- This does not apply to Malaysian permanent residents, Malaysian social pass holders and Malaysian student passes holders.

 

MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES) - published 20.03.2020

1. Passengers traveling to the state of Chuuk must be self-quarantined for 14 days in COVID-19 free country before departure.

2. Passengers and airline crew must go thorough medical screening upon arrival.

3. Passengers are not allowed to enter the state of Pohnpei.

- This does not apply to residents of Pohnpei.

- This does not apply to medical and technical personnel.

4. Passengers traveling to the state of Pohnpei must have a medical certificate and must be quarantined for 14 days. Effective 29 March 2020:

Passengers traveling to the state of Chuuk will be quarantined for 14 days.

 

MONGOLIA - published 19.03.2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Mongolia.

- This does not apply to nationals of Mongolia.

- This does not apply to residents of Mongolia who are direct family members of a national of Mongolia.

2. Nationals of Mongolia will be placed in quarantine for 14 days.

3. Residents of Mongolia who are direct family members of a national of Mongolia will be placed in quarantine for 14 days.

 

MYANMAR - published 24.03.2020

1. All visa issuances are suspended until 30 April 2020.

2. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) are not allowed to transit Myanmar without a visa. Effective 25 March 2020:

1. Passengers will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

2. Passengers must have a lab test proving they are free from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

- This does not apply to nationals of Myanmar.

NAURU - published 07.03.2020

1. Passengers who have transited through or have been in China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 21 days are not allowed to enter Nauru.

2. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Card and submit it to the Health Personnel when arriving in Nauru. They will undergo health screening before entering Nauru.

 

NEPAL - published 22.03.2020

All international flights to Nepal are suspended until 31 March 2020.

 

 

NORTH MACEDONIA - published 22.03.2020

North Macedonia (Rep.) borders are closed.

- This does not apply to nationals and residents of North Macedonia (Rep.).

- This does not apply to accredited diplomats

- This does not apply to passengers with a special permit issued by the Ministry of Interior of North Macedonia (Rep.).

PAKISTAN - published 22.03.2020

All international flights to Pakistan are suspended until 4 April 2020.

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: published 18.03.2020

Passengers who have been in China (People's Rep.), Iran, Italy, Japan or Korea (Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Papua New Guinea. They must have spent 14 consecutive days in a country that is free from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

PHILIPPINES - published 21.03.2020

1. Passengers who have transited through or have been in China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the Philippines.

- This does not apply to nationals of the Philippines. They will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into the Philippines.

- This does not apply to nationals of the Philippines. They will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into the Philippines.

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of the Philippines. They will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into the Philippines.

- This does not apply to permanent residents of the Philippines. They will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into the Philippines.

2.Passengers who have transited through or have been in the North Gyeongsang Province (including Daegu and Cheongdo Country) of Korea (Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the Philippines.

- This does not apply to nationals of the Philippines.

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of the Philippines.

- This does not apply to permanent residents of the Philippines.

3. Passengers who have transited through or have been in Iran or Italy in the past 14 days are required to present a Medical Clearance or Health Declaration Certificate, issued by Health Authority within 48 hours prior to arrival and certifying that the passenger is free from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

- This does not apply to nationals of the Philippines.

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of the Philippines.

- This does not apply to permanent residents of the Philippines.

Passengers who have transited through or have been in Iran or Italy in the past 14 days, are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Effective 22 March 2020, passengers under the following visa categories are not allowed to enter the Philippines:

- Passengers under Visa Waiver Agreements.

- - Passengers with Special Visas

- Passengers who fall under Executive Order No.408, s1960 (EO408);

- Passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport, Macao (SAR China) passport, Macao-Portuguese, and British National Overseas passports.

-Immigrant and non-Immigrant visa holders (i.e. 13, 9D, 9F, 9G, 47a(2), etc.)

This does not apply to:

- Foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals (if they are not traveling together, they should show proof of marriage or filiation).

- Foreign government and International Organization officials whose visas were issued by the Philippines government.

- - Foreign crew members.

 

SINGAPORE - published 23.03.2020

1. Passengers traveling as short-term visitors are not allowed to transit or enter Singapore.

--This does not apply to returning residents of Singapore (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or Long-Term Pass Holders(including holders of Work Pass, Student's Pass, Dependant's Pass, and Long-Term Visit Pass)). If they have been in Hubei Province (China People's Rep.) within the last 14 days, they will be quarantined for 14 days upon entry into Singapore. For others, they will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) upon entry into Singapore.

2. Passengers who have been in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam or the United Kingdom in the last 14 days will be issued a 14-day SHN upon entry into Singapore. In addition, they will have to provide proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day SHN, such as a hotel booking covering the entire period, or a place of residence they or their family members own.

- This does not apply to passengers who are transiting in Singapore without leaving the airport transit area.

2. New and existing work pass holders are only allowed to enter Singapore with the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) prior approval. They are required to show the MOM's approval letter to airline staff upon check-in and before boarding, as well as to the Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA) officers at the immigration checkpoint upon their arrival in Singapore.

3. Passengers with an Approved Letter for Entry from ICA will not be subjected to the above restrictions. However, they may still be subjected to the prevailing health screening requirement upon arriving at a Singapore airport. Possession of an Approved Letter for Entry does not guarantee the issuance of a Visit Pass to enter Singapore. Effective from 09:00 local time 27 March 2020:

4. All travellers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders, must submit a health declaration before proceeding with immigration clearance. They will have to do so via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service, at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard or the mobile application that can be downloaded for free from Apple AppStore and Google Play.

5. Airlines are requested to inform passengers at the various touchpoints (e.g. at check-in and before boarding at point of departure, in-flight) to submit their health declaration via the SGAC e-Service prior to their arrival in Singapore.

The paper-based embarkation/disembarkation card will be discontinued. As such, all airlines operating into Singapore can stop distributing these cards for all flights with scheduled time of arrival (STA) into Singapore on or after 27 March 2020, 0900 hours.

 

SRI LANKA - published 24.03.2020

All airports are closed until 31 March 2020.

 

TAJIKISTAN - published 19.03.2020

Passengers who have been in Afghanistan, Belgium, China (People's Rep.), Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Iran, Italy, France, Korea (Rep.), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands or USA will be quarantined for up to 14 days upon arrival.

 

THAILAND - published 25.03.2020

Effective 00:00 local time 26 March 2020:

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Thailand.

- This does not apply to nationals of Thailand. They must have a 'fit to fly' health certificate.

- This does not apply to airline crew with pre-existing schedules.

- This does not apply to diplomats and their family members.

- This does not apply to passengers with a work permit.

- This does not apply to passengers with a waiver from PM or PIC of State of Emergency.

2. Passengers must have a 'FIT TO FLY' medical certificate to transit Thailand. The transit time must not be more than 24 hours.

3. Nationals of Thailand must have a 'FIT TO FLY' medical certificate issued by a Thai Embassy or Consulate.

4. All passengers other than nationals of Thailand must have:

- a Health Certificate and Lab Test COVID-19 to prove they are free from Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Health Certificate and Lab Test COVID-19 must be valid for not more than 72 hours prior to departure, and

- a medical insurance with coverage of 100,000 USD.

- 5. Passengers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire to Health Control Office upon arrival.

6. Crew members not based in Thailand arriving from China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.) or Macao (SAR China) will be quarantined at the hotel until next departure schedule.

7. Crew members based in Thailand arriving from China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.) or Macao (SAR China) will be quarantined at home until next departure schedule.

- This does not apply when they only transited through China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.) or Macao (SAR China).

8. Based on the travel advisory restriction issued by United Arab Emirates Government, nationals of United Arab Emirates are not allowed to travel to Thailand.

9. Nationals of Bulgaria, Bhutan, China (People's Rep.), Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport can no longer obtain a visa on arrival.

10. Nationals of Italy are no longer visa exempt.

 

TURKMENISTAN - published 22.03.2020

1. Passengers are required to have a health report from the health organizations of the country they are arriving from. The report must show that they have undergone the Coronavirus (COVID-19) check and been tested negative.

2. All visas issued by Turkmenistan are invalidated until 1 May 2020.

- This does not apply to employees of consulates and embassies.

3. Nationals of Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Nepal, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, USA, United Arab Emirates and Viet Nam are not allowed to enter Turkmenistan.

4. Passengers with a British passport are not allowed to enter Turkmenistan.

5. Passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport are not allowed to enter Turkmenistan.

6. Passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport are not allowed to enter Turkmenistan.

7. Passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport are not allowed to enter Turkmenistan.

 

UZBEKISTAN - published 24.03.2020

Flights to Uzbekistan are suspended.

 

VIETNAM - published 23.03.2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Viet Nam.

- This does not apply to nationals of Viet Nam.

- This does not apply to passengers for diplomatic or official duty. They will be subject to mandatory medical declaration and self-isolation.

- This does not apply to passengers who are experts, business managers or highly skilled workers. They will be subject to mandatory medical declaration and self-isolation.

2. For transportation of nationals of Vietnam returning to Vietnam, airlines must contact the Vietnamese Diplomatic Representative agency in the local country in advance.

3. All passengers will be placed on quarantine at a designated facility for 14 days upon arrival.

4. All visa issuances are suspended.

5. All passengers must fill out a quarantine form prior to arrival.

6. Passengers who travel for diplomatic or official purpose will undergo a medical examination at the border before allowed to enter Viet Nam.

7. Nationals of Italy and Korea (Rep.) with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt.

8. Nationals of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden and passengers with a British passport are no longer visa exempt.

9. Passengers with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt if they reside in China (People's Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Norway, Spain, Sweden or United Kingdom.

10. Nationals of Belarus, Japan and Russian Fed. with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt.

11. Passengers with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt if they are nationals of Belarus, Japan or Russian Fed. with a normal passport.

 

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