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Regional updates: Oceania

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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AUSTRALIA - published 16.03.2020

1. Passengers who have transited through or have been in China (People's Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Australia.

- This does not apply to nationals of Australia and their immediate family members. They will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia.

- This does not apply to permanent residents of Australia and their immediate family members. They will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia.

- This does not apply to nationals of New Zealand residing in Australia. They will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia.

- This does not apply to airline crew.

2. Passengers who have transited through or have been in Iran on or after 1 March 2020 are not allowed to enter Australia for 14 days, from the time they left or transited through Iran.

- This does not apply to nationals of Australia, their immediate family members, permanent residents of Australia and their immediate family members. They will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.

3. Passengers who have transited through or have been in Korea (Rep.) on or after 2100 AEDST 5 March 2020 are not allowed to enter Australia for 14 days, from the time they left or transited through Korea (Rep.).

- This does not apply to nationals of Australia, their immediate family members, permanent residents of Australia and their immediate family members. They will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.

4. Passengers who have transited through or have been in Italy on or after 1800 AEDST 11 March 2020 are not allowed to enter Australia for 14 days, from the time they left or transited through Italy.

- This does not apply to nationals of Australia, their immediate family members, permanent residents of Australia and their immediate family members. They will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.

5. All passengers are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If their duration of stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration of stay.

- This does not apply to airline crew with the appropriate personal protective equipment.

 

COOK ISL. - published 17.03.2020

Passengers who have transited or been in any country except for Cook Isl. and New Zealand in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Cook Isl.

 

FIJI - published 18.03.2020

1. Passengers and airline crew who have been in China (People's Rep.), Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.) or Spain in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Fiji.

- This does not apply to nationals of Fiji.

2. Nationals of Fiji who have been in China (People's Rep.), Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.) or Spain in the past 14 days will be put in self-quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival.

 

FRENCH POLYNESIA - published 17.03.2020

All passengers are recommended to present a medical certificate dated maximum 5 days before their arrival in French Polynesia.

On arrival, mandatory health screening will be carried out for all passengers and all passengers will be directed to self-quarantine for 14 days in French Polynesia.

- This does not apply to airline crew.

 

KIRIBATI - published 04.03.2020

1. Passengers who have been in Australia, China (People's Rep.), Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Viet Nam are not allowed to enter Kiribati. They must have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for a period of minimum 14 days before entering Kiribati. They must provide a medical clearance to confirm that they are free from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

2. Passengers must fill-in a "Health Arrival Form" and e-tickets must be provided to the immigration at time of arrival.

 

MARSHALL ISL. - published 17.03.2020

Passengers are not allowed to enter Marshall Isl. until 5 April 2020

 

NEW CALEDONIA - published 18.03.2020

All passengers arriving in New Caledonia will be self-isolated for 14 days at their home or hotel. Checks will be undertaken by the local the authorities.

Passengers with symptoms (cough and fever) will be placed in quarantine at the hospital until their screening test is negative.

 

NEW ZEALAND - published 17.03.2020

1. Passengers who have transited through or have been in China (People's Rep.) or Iran in the past 14 days, will not be allowed to transit or enter New Zealand.

- This does not apply to nationals of Australia and New Zealand and their immediate family members.

- This does not apply to passengers who reside in New Zealand.

2. For nationals of Australia and New Zealand and their immediate family members, who have transited through or have been in China (People's Rep.) or Iran in the past 14 days, carrier must contact immigration border operations before boarding the passenger.

3. For permanent residents of New Zealand and their immediate family members, who have transited through or have been in China (People's Rep.) or Iran in the past 14 days, carrier must contact immigration border operations before boarding the passenger.

4. Passengers who have been in a country other than China (People's Rep.), Cook Isl., Fiji, Iran, Kiribati, Marshall Isl., Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu, are expected to register with Healthline (0800 358 5453) and self-isolate for 14 days. They must fill-in a health registration form on arrival.

- This does not apply to airline crew if they use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

- This does not apply to passengers only transiting through New Zealand without entering.

5. All passengers are expected to self-isolate for 14 days if they show symptoms. They must fill-in a health registration form on arrival.

- This does not apply to airline crew if they use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

- This does not apply to passengers only transiting through New Zealand without entering.

6. Passengers with a temporary entry class visa are subject to self-isolation or quarantine.

 

NIUE - published 19.02.2020

Passengers who have been in China (People's Rep.) in the past 30 days are not allowed to enter Niue. This does not apply if they have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for a period of minimum 14 days before entering Niue. They must have an official medical clearance undertaken within 3 days prior to arrival in Niue.

 

PALAU - published 06.02.2020

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 Palau.

 

SAMOA - published 05.03.2020

1. All travelers, including returning residents entering Samoa, must have a medical certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner issued within 3 days before their arrival into Samoa.

2. Passengers who have transited through or have been in Bahrain, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Italy, Iran, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), Singapore, Spain or Thailand are not allowed to enter Samoa unless they have spent a period of 14 days in quarantine in a country that is free from Coronavirus (COVID-19).They must also have medical clearance in form of a medical certificate issued within 3 days before arrival. The medical certificate must also show proof of a COVID-19 test performed by a registered medical practitioner.

3. Passengers must have a medical certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner within 3 days before their arrival into Samoa.

 

SAMOA (AMERICAN) – published 18.03.2020

1.Nationals of the USA and residents of Samoa (American) who transited or have been in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington or Wisconsin, are subject to Public Health screening and might be medically or home quarantined.

2.Entry Permits, issued by Samoa (American) instead of visas, are suspended.

- This does not apply to residents of Samoa (American) with residence permit or an Immigration Board approval.

3.Passengers arriving from Samoa must:

- obtain a health clearance from Ministry of Health (MOH) 3 days prior to arrival;

- present a completed “DOT Travel Declaration Form" upon arrival.

4.Passengers who transited or have been in countries affected by Coronavirus (COVI-19), when arriving from Hawaii, must:

-spend 14 days in Hawaii; and

-obtain a health clearance 3 days before arrival in Samoa (American); and

-present a completed “DOT Travel Declaration Form" upon arrival; and

-provide itinerary upon arrival.

 

SOLOMON ISL. - published 15.03.2020

1. Passengers who have transited through or have been in Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Thailand in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Solomon Isl.

- This does not apply to nationals of Solomon Isl.

2. Passengers who have transited through or have been in Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Jamaica, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Togo, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or Viet Nam in the past 14 days may be subject to immediate quarantine or isolation as applicable.

 

TONGA - published 27.02.2020

1. Passengers and airline crew arriving from or transiting through China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) are not allowed to enter Tonga. This does not apply if they have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for a period of minimum 14 days before entering Tonga. They must have an official medical clearance undertaken within 3 days prior to arrival in Tonga.

- This does not apply to nationals of Tonga and their immediate family members.

- This does not apply to permanent residents of Tonga and their immediate family members.

- This does not apply to airline crew on direct flights from China (People's Rep.) who have been using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

2. Passengers must complete a 'Traveler's Arrival Health Declaration Card' and submit it to the Ministry of Health Border Control when arriving in Tonga.

 

VANUATU - published 09.03.2020

1. Passengers must complete an Incoming Passenger Health Declaration Form before boarding.

2. Passengers who have been in China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China) or Singapore in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Vanuatu.

- This does not apply to nationals of Vanuatu.

- This does not apply to residents of Vanuatu.

3. Passengers who have transited through or have been in China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China) or Singapore since 31 December 2019 but who have spent the previous 14 days outside of China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China) or Singapore must complete the medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner certifying that they are free from any respiratory illness suspected of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

4. Nationals and residents of Vanuatu who have been away in any other country excluding China (People's Rep.), within the last 2 months, can transit through Hong Kong (SAR China) or Singapore to Vanuatu if the transit time is not more than 8 hours. They must stay in the airport terminal.

5. Nationals and residents of Vanuatu transiting for more than eight hours in Hong Kong (SAR China) or Singapore or have left the terminal must be self-quarantined for 14 days outside of Vanuatu before traveling into the country.

 

 

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