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Worldwide travel restrictions

In light of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, a number of governments have issued entry restrictions, visa suspensions and quarantine measures for travellers.

As these restrictions may change at short notice, this should be used as a guideline only. Passengers should refer to the latest information published by the government of their destination country.

If you’re travelling to Hong Kong
View the latest Hong Kong travel restrictions to ensure you’re eligible to travel.

If you’re transiting through Hong Kong
Refer to the latest Hong Kong transit requirements for transit passengers, along with the entry restrictions of your final destination.

If you’re travelling from Hong Kong
At the airport, our staff will perform document checks to confirm you’re eligible to travel. You’ll also be asked to declare your travel history over the past 14 days.

What to know before you fly
We've introduced additional passenger requirements – including the use of face coverings – for your added protection. View the latest information before you head to the airport.
As most destinations only accept a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result in English, please ensure you have the necessary documents ready in order to travel.

Entering the Chinese Mainland

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • Foreign nationals with visas issued before 28 March 2020 are not permitted to enter the Chinese Mainland.
  • Foreign nationals with residence permits or APEC Business Travel Cards are not permitted to enter the Chinese Mainland.

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Foreigners holding diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas
  • Foreign nationals travelling to the Chinese Mainland for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities; foreign nationals arriving for emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies/consulates        
  • Foreign nationals with a visa issued on or after 28 March 2020
  • Foreign nationals holding a Chinese Mainland Permanent Resident Card
  • Foreigners with a Chinese Residence Permit issued by China (People’s Rep.) for the purpose of work, personal matters or reunions

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers are subject to a medical screening and 14-day quarantine
  • All passengers entering Beijing will be subject to an additional 7-day quarantine and 7-day health surveillance, following their 14-day mandatory quarantine at the government designated facilities
  • All passengers entering Chengdu, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Xiamen will be subject to an additional 7-day home quarantine, following their 14-day mandatory quarantine at the government designated facilities
  • All passengers entering Chongqing will be subject to an additional 7-day home quarantine, following their 14-day mandatory quarantine at the government designated facilities
  • All passengers entering Nanjing will be subject to an additional 14-day home quarantine, following their 14-day mandatory quarantine at the government designated facilities

Visa restrictions

All visa free transit services have been suspended. This includes the: 

  • 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy
  • Hainan 30-day visa-free policy
  • 15-day visa-free policy for foreign cruise group tours through Shanghai Port
  • Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR
  • Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy for foreign tour groups from ASEAN countries

Additionally, the visa exemption policy is suspended to nationals of Japan, Singapore and Brunei.
 

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

Hong Kong SAR government requirement from 29 March, 2022

From 29 March 2022, the Hong Kong SAR government requires all passengers aged three years and above travelling from Hong Kong to the Chinese Mainland to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test within eight hours of departure.

A dedicated, free-of-charge testing facility has been set up by the HKSAR government at Hong Kong International Airport.  Passengers must pre-book and obtain their PCR test at this facility prior to check-in.  Test slots can be booked up to one week in advance of travel, and a test time must be booked at least five (and a maximum of eight) hours prior to the flight’s scheduled departure time.

The testing facility at Hong Kong International Airport will be provided by Prenetics and can be found at the north end on the upper level of Terminal 1 – the same level the Airport Express train arrives from Hong Kong and Kowloon.  Bookings can be made on the dedicated Prenetics website.

Further information can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s COVID-19 website.

Flights to Shanghai:

Local authorities require all passengers (regardless of age) travelling to Shanghai on a Cathay Pacific operated flight to present a test report indicating a negative PCR test result for Covid-19. The test must be either a nasal swab, throat swab or a combined nasal and throat swab and the sample for the test must be taken within 48 hours of the scheduled departure time of their flight. This report can be in English or Chinese and can be presented in paper or electronic form.

This COVID-19 test is required in addition to the test required by the Hong Kong SAR government.  To accept passengers for travel, we will need to sight both test documents at check-in.

Flights to Beijing:

Due to documentation requirements by the local authorities, all passengers (regardless of age) travelling to Beijing on a Cathay Pacific operated flight must have a PCR test report indicating that they have taken a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 7 days of the scheduled departure time; and that the result of the test was negative.  

The test report must contains the following information:

  • Passenger’s name
  • Travel document no.
  • Test method
  • Specimen collection date and time
  • Negative test result
  • Test report issue date and time
  • Signature of the report issuer
  • The specimen collection type (ie - through either “nasal swab” or “combined nasal and throat swabs” (children aged below 6, can use a “throat swab” method)

The document must be in Chinese or English and can be accepted in paper or digital format. (for more details, can be found here

This COVID-19 test is required in addition to the test required by the Hong Kong SAR government.  To accept passengers for travel, we will need to sight both test documents at check-in.

Flights to Chongqing:

Local authorities require all passengers (regardless of age) travelling to Chongqing to present a test report indicating a negative PCR test result for Covid-19. The test must be either a nasal swab, throat swab or a combined nasal and throat swab and the sample for the test must be taken within 48 hours of the scheduled departure time of their flight. This report can be in English or Chinese and can be presented in paper or electronic form.

This COVID-19 test is required in addition to the test required by the Hong Kong SAR government.  To accept passengers for travel, we will need to sight both test documents at check-in.

General information:

A list of laboratories and health care institutions conducting COVID-19 testing in Hong Kong can be found on the Hong Kong SAR government’s website.  Alternatively passengers can book and pay for a test at a government community testing centre. There is also a facility at Hong Kong International Airport.  Bookings are essential at most test centres.  Passengers are reminded to take their identity document with them and let the testing centre know a report is needed for airline travel.

For passengers starting their journey in all other destinations:

  • All passengers (including those travelling on a diplomatic basis) departing from/transiting through nominated countries to all destinations in the Chinese Mainland, are required to take a nucleic acid COVID-19 test and IgM anti-body tests within 48 hours of the scheduled time of departure of the flight to the Chinese Mainland
  • The test should be taken at institutions in the city of departure and designated or recognised by relevant Chinese embassies or consulates
  • Those who test negative will need apply for a green health code with an “HS” marking or a health declaration letter and present it at check-in prior to acceptance
  • As most destinations only accept a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result in English, please ensure you have the necessary documents ready in order to travel.

Health declaration

Travelling with special mobility requirements

Due to the quarantine processes on arrival in all Chinese Mainland airports, there are temporary restrictions in place on travelling with a wheelchair. As these services are not currently being offered by the airport authorities, we are unable to offer this service on flights between Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland.

Passengers intending to travel with their own wheelchair may do so. However, on arrival in all Chinese Mainland airports, it can only be made available in the baggage reclaim hall. As arrival and quarantine processes can be lengthy, passengers may be required to walk long distances and be without their wheelchair for an extended period. On departure, we will need to accept the wheelchair at check-in, and passengers will need to be able to reach and board the aircraft unassisted.

Please note that in many airports, boarding and disembarkation will be via stairs. For safety reasons, customers must be able to ascend and descend stairs unassisted; and our airport teams are not able to provide physical lifting assistance in these circumstances.

Post-arrival COVID-19 test requirement 

  • All passengers will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival in Xiamen

Transiting through the Chinese Mainland

Transit restrictions

  • Passengers are no longer permitted to transit through Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai and Xiamen Airports

Transiting through Hong Kong to the Chinese Mainland

Transit restrictions

  • Passengers are not permitted to transit through Hong Kong International Airport to destinations in the Chinese Mainland

Please refer to the travel restrictions for passengers travelling to/transiting through Hong Kong

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Macao SAR

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • Non-Macao residents arriving from foreign countries, are prohibited from entering Macao
  • For more details or entry exemptions, please visit the Macao SAR Government website.

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

All passengers (including children and infants) transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result. The test must be taken within 48 hours of the scheduled departure time of the flight to Hong Kong.

The test reports must be written in either English or Chinese and can be presented in paper or electronic format.

If the test report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all the required information, it is acceptable to present a written confirmation, in English or Chinese, issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution that contains the following information:

  • The name of the passenger; 
  • They underwent a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test for COVID-19; 
  • The sample for the PCR test was taken within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the flight to Hong Kong; and
  • The result of the PCR test for COVID-19 was negative

This written confirmation must be presented with the test report.

Passengers must also present separate documentary (in English or Chinese) proof to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution where the test was performed is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognized or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located.

 

Entering Taiwan

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • All foreign nationals are temporarily suspended from entering Taiwan, except for the holders of either a Taiwan passport, Taiwan Alien Resident Card, special entry permit for business purposes or with special approval from the CECC under exceptional cases for emergency situations as well as humanitarian issues. More details can be found on the Taiwan Centers For Disease Control website

Visa restrictions

  • Visa on arrival services and online applications have been suspended for Hong Kong SAR passport holders and Macao SAR passport holders


Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

All passengers are required to present a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result, the test specimen collection date must be conducted within two calendar days of the scheduled flight at the first point of departure.

  • Passenger name
  • Date of birth (or passport number)
  • Date of the specimen was taken for test
  • Test methods: PCR, real-time PCR, RT-PCR, RT-qPCR(Quantitative Reverse Transcription PCR), NAA (nucleic acid amplification), NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test), NAT (nucleic acid test), LAMP(Loop/Mediated isothermal Amplification)COVID-19 RNA test, SARS-CoV-2 RNA or molecular diagnostics indicating a negative or undetectable test result.
  • In English or Chinese or other local languages (if it can be verified by local airport team at point of check-in)
  • Electronic or physical copy are acceptable

Passengers who have recently recovered from COVID-19 but still test positive in the pre-departure test, are required to present the following documents:

  1. Proof of infection stating they were infected between 10 and 90 days before departure; and
  2. A positive pre-departure PCR test stating CT value >=30 taken within 2 calendar days

Please refer to Taiwan Centers for Disease Control Bureau website for the latest updates. 

Exemptions

Holders of a Taiwan passport or a Taiwan Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) under the following special conditions are exempted from the COVID-19 medical certificate requirement:

  • Emergency situations

a. Returning home for the funeral of a relative within the second degree of kinship

b. Visiting a relative within the second degree of kinship who is gravely ill

c. Special emergency medical care programme approved by the competent authority

d. The travel companion will also be allowed to travel, provided they have a valid reason to travel together

e. Documents required:

i. Document verifying the death of a relative within the second degree of kinship, or

ii. Notice of critical illness, or

iii. Certificate of diagnosis

  • Announced by the CECC where COVID-19 RT PCR test reports cannot be obtained

a. Passengers travelling from a country which has been announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), where COVID-19 RT PCR test reports cannot be obtained

b. Please visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website for a list of countries

  • Agency programme approved by the CECC

a. Passengers under an agency programme approved by the CECC for necessary and short-term official business or business affairs

b. Document required: Approval letter issued by the CECC

  • Passengers returning within two days

a. Passengers departing Taiwan and returning within two days

  • Passengers holding a Taiwan passport, and returning from Ukraine
  • An infant or child aged 6 years or below

a. Document required: passport, or other travel document

  • An expired COVID-19 test report due to a cancelled or delayed flight

a. Documents required: the original test report and flight booking information

Health declaration

Quarantine

All passengers are required to either:

  • Undergo a 10-day (shortened to 7-day from 9 May 2022) quarantine at home, hotel or group quarantine facility at their own expense and complete a subsequent 7-day self-health management programme; or
  • Passengers must undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival, before completing the quarantine period
  • All passengers must submit where their place of stay will be during the 10-day quarantine through either the online e-form – Taiwan Quarantine System for Entry or fill in the paper form of the “Quarantine Residence Affidavit” at the time of check-in
  • Passengers who wish to make short visits for business purposes, can apply for shortened quarantine periods in Taiwan, for more details, please visit the Taiwan CDC website.

Vaccination

  • For a passenger to be considered as fully vaccinated, the vaccine must be listed in the World Health Organization Emergency Use List . The last dose of the COVID-19 vaccination must have been administered at least 14 days prior to entering Taiwan
  • Children below the age of 12 are exempt from the vaccination requirement if travelling with a fully vaccinated adult

Post arrival COVID-19 test

  • All arriving passengers are required to conduct the test for COVID-19 upon arrival, for more details, can be found on the Taiwan CDC website


Transiting through Taiwan

Transit restrictions

  •  With effect from 19 May 2021 until further notice, transit service will be temporarily suspended

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering South Africa

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions 

All entry restrictions are removed.

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

All passengers aged 5 years and above are required to present a valid negative COVID-19 test certificate within 72 hours prior to the date of travel.

Exemptions

  • Passengers aged below 5 years
  • Passengers who are fully vaccinated with a WHO recognised vaccine or Sputnik vaccine at least 14 days before arrival, with a vaccination certificate in English

Mobile app

All passengers must install the COVID-19 Alert South Africa mobile app before arriving in South Africa.

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.

 

Entering Canada

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

Only the following passengers are permitted to enter Canada:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents (and their immediate family members)
  • Immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Immediate family members are defined as: the spouse or common-law partner of the person; a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; a dependent child of a dependent child; the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; the guardian or tutor of the person
  • Sibling, half-sibling or step-sibling of Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident or of their spouse or common-law partner
  • Grandparent of the Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident or of their spouse or common-law partner
  • An individual who is in an exclusive dating relationship with the Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and has been in such a relationship for at least a year
  • Fully vaccinated foreign nationals travelling for discretionary purpose
  • A person travelling for compassionate reasons are allowed to enter Canada, providing they are with an authorization letter issued by Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
  • A person travelling on a diplomatic passport
  • A person who is authorised, in writing, by a consular officer of the Government of Canada to enter Canada for the purpose of reuniting immediate family members
  • A person who is exempt from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190(2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and the immediate family members of that person
  • A person who is registered under the Indian Act 
  • A person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response
  • A person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by the Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence
  • A member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and the immediate family members of that member
  • A protected person within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • A French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et- Miquelon and has been only in Saint-Pierre-et- Miquelon, the United States or Canada during the period of 14 days before the day on which they board
  • A person or any person in a class of persons who, in the opinion of the Chief Public Health Officer appointed under subsection 6(1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act: 
  • does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health, or
  • will provide an essential service while in Canada
  • A person whose presence in Canada, in the opinion of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, is in the national interest
  • Foreign nationals with a valid Canadian work permit
  • Foreign nationals with a valid Canadian study permit
  • Foreign nationals holding an approval letter to obtain a work permit in Canada
  • Foreign nationals that have a valid study permit or a letter of introduction that shows they were approved for a study permit, and have a valid letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory. For more details, please refer to the Canadian government website
  • Accredited diplomats and their immediate family members
  • A person who takes up a post as a diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organisation of which Canada is a member, and the immediate family members of that person, are allowed to enter Canada
  • Ukrainian nationals who hold a valid temporary resident visa or temporary resident permit issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)

Quarantine measures

Quarantine exemptions

  • Entering Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response
  • Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force
  • In the class of persons who in the opinion of the Chief Public Health Officer will provide an essential service while in Canada; or whose presence in Canada in the opinion of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, is in the national interest
  • Permitted to work in Canada as a provider of emergency services under paragraph 186(t) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations;
  • Entering Canada for the purpose of providing medical care or transporting essential medical equipment, supplies, or means of treatment or
  • Entering Canada for the purpose of receiving essential medical services or treatments, other than services or treatments related to COVID-19.
  • A person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act

Fully vaccinated 

  • Passengers who are fully vaccinated and meet the specific requirements, will be exempt from quarantine requirements. Passengers are required to have a paper or electronic copy of their proof of vaccination certificate in English, French or a certified translation.. For more details, please visit the Canadian government website
  • Unvaccinated children aged below 12, travelling with their fully vaccinated parents/guardians, will be exempt from quarantine requriements requirements
     

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

  • All non-fully vaccinated five years of age or older (both Canadian citizens and foreign nationals) are required to present a medical certificate indicating a negative test result for COVID-19, which can be: 
  1. A PCR or LAMP test taken within 72 hours prior to the departure of their flight from Hong Kong to Canada; or
  2. An antigen test conducted by an accredited laboratory or testing provider within one calendar day prior to the departure of their flight from Hong Kong to Canada
  3. Further details can be found on the https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist)
  • The test can be performed by a laboratory or health facility that is accredited by the government or relevant professional association in the country where the test is performed
  • Self-administered molecular tests and antigen results are also accepted, provided that the test is observed by an authorised entity, the results are verified and meet the relevant pre-departure test requirements 
  • The test result documentation indicating the negative COVID-19 test result can be in either written or electronic format and must contain the following elements:
  1. Passenger’s name (this must match the passenger’s travel document) 
  2. Passenger’s date of birth or age 
  3. Name and address of the laboratory/clinic/facility that administered the test
  4. The date on which the test was conducted
  • The method of test conducted (i.e. a molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) test, the full list of accepted types of test can be found on the Canadian government website
  • A result of “not detected” or “negative”
  • The test result must be provided in English or French where possible

Exemptions

The following passengers are exempt from the pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements:

  • Children four years of age or younger
  • Children aged 5-11 accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent/guardian
  • Passengers who in the opinion of the Chief Public Health Officer, has skills critical to Canada’s COVID-19 response
  • Passengers in transit to another international destination (i.e. will be remaining in the sterile transit area of a Canadian airport until they leave Canada)
  • Emergency personnel
  • Passengers who were diagnosed with COVID-19, and have since recovered but still show a positive result on a COVID-19 molecular test. Passengers must be able to provide evidence of a positive COVID-19 molecular test that was performed on a specimen that was collected at least 10 days and no more than 180 days before the schedule departure time of the flight to Canada
  • Fully vaccinated passengers

Health declaration

  • All passengers entering Canada are required to complete the ArriveCAN prior to departing for Canada, and present the ArriveCAN receipt at check-in
  • The website is available 14 days prior to your flight date or an app can be downloaded from the App Store or  Google Play and can be used up to 90 days before your flight
  • To speed up the arrival process at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), passengers now have the option to submit an Advance CBSA Declaration 72 hours prior to their arrival in Canada through ArriveCAN online (note: this feature is currently not available in the mobile app versions)
  • For more information about ArriveCAN, please refer to the Canada Government website

Post-arrival requirements

  • Fully vaccinated passengers and their accompanying unvaccinated children of ages 5-12 are subject to mandatory random on-arrival testing
  • Unvaccinated passengers are subject to mandatory on-arrival testing, testing on day 8 of arrival and a 14-day quarantine
  • For more information, visit the Canadian government website

Pre-registration for the post-arrival COVID-19 test

Passengers are recommended to pre-register for their arrival test in advance, pre-registration can be done online via the following website:

Exit restrictions

All passengers aged 12 years or above departing from Canadian airports are required to be “fully vaccinated” with documentary proof of vaccination.  For more details, can be found in the Canadian Government website
 

Transiting through Canada

Transit restrictions

Foreign nationals are allowed to transit through Canada if the following conditions are met:

  • Fully vaccinated passengers 
  • Not presenting any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Arrives and departs from the same airport within 24hours
  • Has a confirmed onward flight outside of Canada
  • Remain airside / within sterile area of the airport and does not need to go through customs / formally enter Canada 
  • Does not need to take a domestic flight to get to another airport 
  • Satisfies all other documentary requirements (e.g. ETA, transit visa etc.)

For more details, can be found in Canadian Government website.

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering the United States

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

All passengers (both US and foreign nationals) are allowed entry to the United States.

Quarantine measures

Passengers who are not fully vaccinated are required to self-quarantine for five days.

 

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

All passengers aged two years and above (regardless of vaccination status) travelling to or transiting through the United States are required to present either:

1)  A negative COVID-19 test result.  The test specimen must have been collected no more than 1 calendar day before the scheduled departure time of the flight from the first point of departure

or

2)  Documentation showing they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days:

  • A positive viral test result for SARS-CoV-2 conducted on a specimen collected no more than 90 calendar days before departure; and
  • A letter from a licensed healthcare provider or public health official stating that the customer has been cleared for travel

Further information can be found on the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The pre-departure COVID-19 test certificate can be in paper or electronic format and must contain the following information: 

  • Passenger’s name - which must match the passenger’s passport, and one additional identifier – could include, but are not limited to customer’s date of birth, or passport number, or age
  • Test type (a nucleic acid amplification test (PCR or NAAT) or a viral antigen test are accepted)
  • Test result ( “Negative” or “Not Detected” are both accepted)
  • Name and contact information of the laboratory or healthcare personnel who performed the test

Exemptions

The following passengers are exempt from the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirements:

  • Passengers who were in Ukraine as of 10 February 2022, including US citizens, US permanent residents, non-US citizens who hold a valid US immigrant visa and non-US citizens non-immigrants who are travelling with a U.S. citizen or a US permanent resident (they need not be a family member)
  • US citizens, US permanent residents and non-citizens who hold a valid US immigrant visa, who were in Belarus or Russia as of 28 February 2022
  • Passengers travelling from Shanghai, China, including US citizens, US permanent residents, non-US citizens who hold a valid US immigrant visa and non-US citizens non-immigrants who are travelling with a US citizen or a US permanent resident

Vaccination Requirements

All non-U.S. citizens who are non-immigrants must be fully vaccinated and are required to present proof vaccination. This can be in the form of a verifiable record (digital or paper), non-verifiable paper record, or non-verifiable digital record. The record shall contain personal identifiers (at minimum, full name and date of birth) that match the personal identifiers on the passport or travel documents.

List of accepted COVID-19 vaccines:

Exemptions

The following categories of customers are exempt from the requirement of presenting proof of being fully vaccinated:

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents
  • Children under 18 years of age
  • Humanitarian and Emergency Exceptions granted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Diplomatic or Official Foreign Government Travel, non-U.S. citizen travelling with:
  1. Visa classifications: A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3, E-1, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 to NATO-4, or NATO-6
  2. With an official letter, such as a letter from the U.S. government or foreign government.
  3. Invitation letter if they have been invited by United Nations, or other documentation showing the purpose of such travel
  • Non-U.S. citizens who are participants in certain COVID-19 vaccine trials, customers are required to present an official documentation (e.g. clinical trial letter, participant card, or modified vaccination card) of clinical trial participation
  • Citizens of countries with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability holding non-B-1 or B-2 visa
  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Sea crew members traveling pursuant to a C-1 and D non-immigrant visa
  • Air crew
  • National Interest Exception (including non-citizens and/or non-immigrants who are travelling with a U.S. citizen (they need not be a family member) who were in Ukraine as of 10 February 2022)

An Attestation 

  • All passengers (aged two years or above) must complete an attestation form at the time of check-in
  • A parent or other authorised individual should attest on behalf of customer aged 2 to 17 or anyone who is unable to attest on their own behalf

For more details, can be found in United States CDC government website.

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.

 

Entering Bangladesh

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Quarantine measures
  • Any passengers found with COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival will be arranged to undertake a RT-PCR test. If the test result is positive, that passenger will have to undergo 7 days quarantine at their own expense
     

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test
  • All unvaccinated passengers aged 12 years or above travelling to Bangladesh must have a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of the scheduled flight time from the first point of departure. The certificate must be in English. 

Vaccination requirements

  • To be considered fully vaccinated, passengers must completed full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of COVID-19, recognised by WHO, vaccine before 14 days of the travel date to enter Bangladesh 

Health declaration

  • All passengers are required to complete an online Health Declaration Form before departure, and download or print the filled-up form with the QR code obtained. Please visit Health Declaration Forms for more details

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Cambodia

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Quarantine measures

Unvaccinated or partial vaccinated passengers are required to undergo 7 days quarantine upon arrival

Vaccination requirements

To be considered as fully vaccinated:

  • Passengers must have completed the full course of any of the accepted COVID-19 vaccines
  • The last dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departing for Cambodia
  • The vaccination record must be in English

 

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.
 

Entering India

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry requirements

The following passengers are allowed to enter India:

  • Nationals and residents of India
  • Spouses or children of nationals of India
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet holders and their spouse (must present proof of their marriage) and minors
  • Persons of India Origin (PIO) card holders
  • Diplomats, officials of the United Nations and other International bodies
  • Foreign nationals who hold a valid visa/e-visa

Quarantine measures

All quarantine measures are removed. Passengers are subject to 14 days self-health monitoring after arrival.
 

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

All passengers aged 5 years and above must have a medical certificate indicating a negative result of COVID-19 PCR test result, to which the test must be taken within 72 hours prior to their departure time to India.

Exemptions

Post-arrival COVID-19 test

  • Passengers aged 5 years and above may be required to undergo a random COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Passengers who are found to be symptomatic during their on-arrival health screening shall be isolated and required to undergo COVID-19 tests

Health declaration and mobile application

All passengers are required to complete the self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal, and download the Aarogya Setu mobile app prior to arrival.

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Indonesia

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • Foreign nationals

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Nationals of Indonesia
  • Foreign nationals holding the following documents are allowed to enter Indonesia
  1. Official Visa
  2. Diplomatic / Service Visa
  3. Official Residence Permit
  4. Diplomatic Residence Permit
  5. Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS)
  6. Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP)
  7. E-visit visa holder with a visa number ending with “LN” (note: e-visit visa with code Bxxx and Cxxx are allowed)
  8. APEC Business Travel Card holder
  9. Visa on arrival service is resumed for the following nationals and holders of diplomatic/service passports of 91 countries

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan China, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam and all 27 EU countries

Quarantine measures

All quarantine measures are removed.

Health Insurance Coverage

  • Foreign nationals entering Bali (DPS) must present proof of a medical insurance with minimum coverage of SGD20,000 for COVID-19 treatment
     

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

All passengers must have a medical certificate indicating a negative result of COVID-19 PCR test result, the test must be taken within 48 hours prior to their departure time to Indonesia, except for:

  • Passengers who are travelling to join the G20 summit must have a medical certificate indicating a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. The test must be taken within 72 hours of the scheduled departure from the first embarkation point. The medical certificate must be in English

Vaccination

  • Foreign nationals (age 18 or above) are required to present a documentary proof of vaccination, either a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a vaccination card (in physical form or digital form) as proof of completing vaccination in its full recommended dose. The last dose of the vaccination must be at least 14 days prior to departing for Indonesia

Exemptions

  • Foreign nationals age below 18
  • Holders of diplomatic or service visa, provided they also hold an invitation letter issued by the Indonesian Ministry

Post-arrival COVID-19 test

Passengers who show any COVID-19 symptoms are required to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. 

Health declaration

All passengers are required to download the ‘PeduliLindungi’ smartphone application (IOS / Android) before departure.

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.

 

Entering Japan

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

Foreign nationals who have visited any countries/regions on the list of ‘Denial of permission to entry’ in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter Japan.

For the full list of countries/regions, please refer to Japan MOFA website.

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Nationals of Japan
  • Holders of visas status of residence of ‘Spouse or Child of Japan Nationals’, ‘Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident’ or ‘Diplomat’
  • Holders of Japanese resident status
  • Holders of visas issued on or after 3 Dec 2021, including Special Visa with a remark “M27” or “UKR”

For more details, please refer to Japan MOFA website 

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival, and quarantine from 0 and 7 days depending on their travel history in the past 14 days and vaccination status; more details can be found at Japan MOFA website

Quarantine exemptions

  • Passengers directly transiting through Japan are exempted from the quarantine requirements

Visa restrictions

  • Visas issued on or before 2 December 2021 have been suspended, except for the status of residence of ‘Spouse or Child of a Japanese National’, ‘Spouse or Child or a Permanent Resident’ and ‘Diplomat’. For the full list of visa suspensions and the affected countries/regions, please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Visa exemption measures have been suspended for a number of countries/regions, including Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR. For the full list, please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test
  • All passengers (including Japanese nationals / residents) are required to provide a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result (i.e. Real time RT-PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification test (LAMP) or Antigen test (CLEIA)), written in English. The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure, with the specimen collection method being either Nasopharyngeal (Swab/Smear), Nasopharynx (Swab/Smear),  Rhinopharyngeal (Swab/Smear), Rhinopharynx (Swab/Smear), Nasal Swab, Saliva or Deep Throat Saliva or Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Swab
  • Passengers who have difficulty in obtaining a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result, shall obtain a letter issued by Consular sections / Embassies of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • For more details, please visit the Japan Government MHLW website

Health declaration

  • All passengers must complete the health declaration form. As the form requires a seat number, we recommend passengers check in online within 48 hours of departure and then complete the e-form before coming to the airport

Mobile app

  • All passengers (aged 13 or above) travelling to Japan are required to install several mobile apps prior to going through Immigration.
  • For a smoother arrival process, all passengers arriving in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Nagoya, can apply for “Fast Track” in the MySOS mobile app, at least 6 hours before arrival in Japan. Please visit Health Declaration Forms for more details.

Sea crew

  • A crew confirmation letter issued by the shipping company

 

Transiting through Japan

Transit restrictions

  • Passengers transiting through Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.

 

Entering Korea

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

Passengers who meet one or more of the following criteria are not permitted to enter South Korea:

  • Nationals of Japan who do not hold a Korean visa issued on or after 9 March 2020
  • Passengers who are transiting a South Korean airport must have a connecting flight within 24 hours
  • Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April 2020 are no longer valid

Entry restriction exemptions

  • South Korean citizens
  • Permanent residents
  • Spouses and direct family members
  • Holders of a Korea Alien Registration Card, provided they have a Re-Entry Permit (for those who have left South Korea between 1 June 2020 - 31 March 2022) 
  • For those who left South Korea on or after 1 April 2022, and are re-entering within 1 year, they will not be required to have a Re-Entry Permit
  • Passengers from visa exempt countries listed on the K-ETA website
  • E-9 (employment permit) card holder 
  • Diplomats A-1, Government Officials type A-2, A-3
  • Holders of Isolation Exemption Certificate
  • Valid visa holders (such as short term visa holders of type B-1, B-2, C-1, C-3, C-4)

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers arriving in South Korea are required to undergo quarantine for 7 days either at a place of self-quarantine or designated facility upon entry

Quarantine exemptions

  • Diplomats
  • Government officials
  • Fully vaccinated (completed a booster dose or two weeks after a complete vaccination course) passengers , who have applied for the Q-code

Visa restrictions

  • Short term visas, visa-free entry and visa waiver programmes will be temporarily suspended (for the list of suspended countries, refer to the Korean government website)

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

  • All passengers aged 6 or above (including Korean and foreign nationals) are required to present a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 PCR test, conducted within 2 days before the scheduled flight departure time, from the first point of departure to Korea
  • The test result documentation indicating the negative COVID-19 test result must be in printed format and must include the following:
  1. Passenger’s name (identical to their passport)
  2. Date of Birth (or passport number or ID card number is acceptable)
  3. Name of test
  4. Test result
  5. The date and time of the test report was issued
  6. The date and time of the test was conducted
  7. Name of the testing institutes / laboratory 
  • The PCR test negative certificate (in Korean, English or any other local language if it is accompanied by a certificate of translation in English/Korean) must be issued from a medical institution designated by the diplomatic offices of ROK in the countries/regions listed above, in print format

Exemptions

  • Children age under 6 years old as of the date of entry  - if all accompanying person present with an appropriate negative PCR test result certificate
  • Humanitarian purpose (e.g. funeral attendance)
  • Koreans who are exempted from quarantine for reasons of official business trip
  • Korean nationals, long-term visa holders and members of the United States Forces Korea (USFK) and their family members who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 between 10 and 40 days of the departure date, with documentary evidence such as notice of isolation, confirmation of release from quarantine, positive nucleic amplification test report or medical clearance with the following elements:

i. Positive test date or isolation start date between 10 and 40 days of the departure date; and

ii. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by a nucleic amplification test, e.g. RT-PCR or NAAT

  • Korean nationals or spouses or lineal descendants/antecedents of a Korean national departing from Ukraine

Mobile phone and contactable phone number

  • All passengers travelling from Hong Kong or Macao must travel with a functioning mobile phone and contactable phone number (hotel number not accepted). On arrival, local quarantine or immigration officials will verify the passenger’s contact number. If the verification process is unsuccessful, the passenger will be denied entry into Korea

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Malaysia

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

All entry restrictions have been removed.

Quarantine measures

  • Fully vaccinated passengers and all passengers below the age of 18 (regardless of their vaccination status) are not required to undergo compulsory quarantine.
  • Non-fully vaccinated passengers aged 18 and above are required to undergo a 5-day quarantine at their own accommodation

 

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test
  • All passengers arriving into Malaysia are required to present a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken within 2 days before departure
  • Passengers who have recently recovered from COVID-19 within 6-60 days prior to departure can present:
  1. A negative test report (either a PCR test or a professional rapid antigen test (RTK-Ag)) taken within 2 days before departure; and
  2. A proof of previous infection (either a COVID-19 positive test result stating the date, or a doctor’s letter stating that the passenger has had COVID-19 but has now recovered and is not considered to be infectious)

The following passengers are exempted from the COVID-19 medical certificate requirement:

  • Passengers aged below 6, and will be extended to passengers aged below 13 from 1 May 2022
  • Fully vaccinated passengers (From 1 May 2022)

Health declaration

All passengers must download and complete a digital pre-departure form on the MySejahtera application and obtain a “Traveller’s Card” before departure . The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, GAMMA or Huawei AppGallery.

 

All flights to Myanmar have been suspended until further notice.

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Nepal

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • All passengers (including Nepal nationals and foreign nationals) are allowed entry to Nepal
  • The visa on arrival facility has been resumed for foreign nationals from eligible visa on arrival countries/regions

Quarantine requirements

  • Passengers who are found with any COVID-19 related symptoms during the health check on arrival must undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test. If the test result is positive, that passenger is required to undergo quarantine at their own expense

 

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

  • All non-fully vaccinated passengers, aged 5 or above, are required to provide a medical certificate indicating a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. The medical certificate must be in English, with a photo identification and a barcode/QR code

Entry form

  • All passengers must have completed an online entry form as specified on the CCMC Nepal website

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering the Philippines

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions 

The following passengers are allowed to enter the Philippines:

Philippines nationals:

  • Filipino citizens, including those with Identification Certificate (IC) as proof of recognition as a Filipino citizen or as proof of retention / reacquisition of Philippine citizenship under RA9225
  • Philippine and foreign government officials and diplomats

Foreign nationals:

  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign nationals are not able to enter the Philippines, except for minors below 12 years of age travelling with their fully-vaccinated parent(s)
  • Fully vaccinated foreign nationals, and their dependent minors below 12 years of age who are travelling together, are allowed to enter the Philippines with a passport valid for at least 6 months and an ‘acceptable proof of vaccination’
  1. A valid return/onward ticket not later than their allowed minimum stay is also required for passengers entering with “visa-free” privileges or holding visas with a designated stay period
  2. A travel insurance for COVID-19 treatment cost with minimum coverage of USD35,000 for the duration of stay in the Philippines is also required, except for:

i. Foreign spouses and/or children of Filipino citizens

ii. Former Filipino citizens with Balikbayan privileges under RA9174, including their spouse and/or children who are travelling with them

iii. Foreign nationals with valid immigrant visa, non-immigrant visa except 9A visa holders, and/or special visa issued by Philippine government agencies

Pre-departure COVID-19 test requirements

All passengers (age 4 or above) are required to present a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result. The test must be either:

  • A RT-PCR test conducted within 48 hours before the scheduled departure time of the first departure flight or
  • A rapid antigen test administered and certified by a healthcare professional in a healthcare facility, laboratory, clinic, pharmacy or other similar establishment, conducted within 24 hours before the scheduled departure time of the first departure flight

Pre-departure COVID-19 test exemptions

Filipino passengers who have recently recovered from COVID-19 but still test positive in the required pre-departure RT-PCR test may be allowed entry, provided they meet the following criteria:

  • The positive RT-PCR test is taken within 48hrs or a positive laboratory-based antigen test is taken within 24hrs before the scheduled departure time of the first departure flight; and
  • A medical certificate issued by a licensed physician is presented stating that the customer:
  1. was asymptomatic, mild, moderate, severe or critical as the case may be
  2. has completed the mandatory isolation period
  3. is no longer infectious; and
  4. has been allowed free movement/travel
  • Present a positive RT-PCR test taken between 10 and 30 days prior to date/time of departure from country/port of origin

Registration Form for international flight passengers arriving at the Philippines

For flight to Manila (MNL)

  • All passengers are required to register for the One Health Pass (OHP) and complete the electronic Health Declaration Checklist (e-HDC) before departure
  • All passengers who are required to undergo facility-based quarantine will need to complete an online form 

For flight to Cebu (CEB)

  • All passengers are required to register for the One Health Pass (OHP) and complete the electronic Health Declaration Checklist (e-HDC) before departure

Quarantine requirements

Quarantine requirement will be based on passengers’ vaccination status.

  • Fully vaccinated passengers – self-monitor for 7 days from the date of arrival
  • Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated passengers:
  1. Undergo facility-based quarantine for 6 days (5 nights) at a pre-booked accredited quarantine hotel (Manila / Cebu) approved by Tourism and Health Agencies, plus home quarantine until the 14th day from the date of arrival
  2. (if foreign diplomats and their dependents, foreign dignitaries and members of their delegations, 9(e) visa holders, personnel of Philippines Foreign Service Posts (FSPs) and their dependents, and Philippine Government officials on official travel) – undergo home-based quarantine or quarantine at a declared accommodation for 6days (5nights) plus home quarantine until the 14th day from the date of arrival
  • Fully vaccinated foreign nationals holding an Entry Exemption Document issued before 1 April 2022, but without an “acceptable proof of vaccination” as required by the Philippines government are required to undergo 6 days (5 nights) at a pre-booked accredited quarantine hotel (Manila / Cebu) approved by Tourism and Health Agencies, plus home quarantine until the 14th day from the date of arrival

Note:

  • For children below 12 years of age, the testing and quarantine protocols shall follow the testing and quarantine protocol of the parent/s or the accompanying adult/guardian travelling with them
  • For 12 to 17 years of age, the testing and quarantine protocols shall follow according to their vaccination status, and must be accompanied by their parent/s

Vaccination requirements

Passengers who are fully vaccinated are required to present one of the following “acceptable proof of vaccination” as required by the Philippines government at check-in:

  • VaxCertPH digital vaccination certificate
  • World Health Organization (WHO) issued International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICV)
  • Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) recognised International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICV), include ICV issued by China
  • Vaccination certificate issued by the following foreign governments where passenger was vaccinated: 
  1. Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Egypt, Georgia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Monacco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City, Vietnam
  2. European Union

For Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and their spouse, parent/s, and or Children travelling together who were vaccinated abroad, may present their digital or physical vaccination certificate of the foreign government where they were vaccinated without the need of a reciprocity agreement.

An individual shall be considered ‘fully vaccinated’ for COVID-19:

  • ≥ 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose series
  • ≥ 2 weeks after having received a single dose in a single-dose series

 

Leaving the Philippines

The following passengers are permitted to travel from the Philippines:

  • Foreign nationals
  • Filipinos enrolled to study abroad and participants accepted in exchange visitor programs 
  • Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)

Outbound travel of Filipinos, regardless of purpose, may be allowed subject to compliance with the following requirements:

  • For those travelling on tourist or short-term/ visitor visas, submission of confirmed round-trip tickets and adequate travel and health insurance to cover travel disruptions and hospitalization in case of COVID-19 infections during their allowable period of stay abroad;
  • Execution of a Bureau of Immigration Declaration acknowledging the risks involved in travelling, including risk of delay in their return trip, to be provided at the check-in counters by the airlines;
  •  Whenever required by the country of destination or the airline, a negative COVID-19 test taken in accordance with the health and safety protocols of such destination country or airline; and
  • Upon return, they shall follow the Guidelines of the National Task Force (NTF) for Returning Overseas Filipinos

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Singapore

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

All entry restrictions have been removed. Foreign nationals are required to be ‘fully vaccinated’ to enter Singapore.

Short-term visitors and work permit holders are no longer required to obtain an approval for entry, such as Air Travel Pass (ATP) and Approval Letter of Entry (ALE).

The following categories of foreign nationals are required to obtain an approval of entry if they are not fully vaccinated:

  • Long-term Pass and In-Principle Approval (IPA) holders aged 18 years or above in the calendar year, i.e. born in or before year 2004
  • Short-term visitors aged 13 years or above in the calendar year, i.e. born in or after year 2009

The approval or exemption from vaccination can be in the form of:

  • Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Safe Travel Office (STO) or a Singapore Government agency; or
  • Letter of exemption from vaccination issued by a Singapore Government agency (e.g. Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or Ministry of Education (MOE))

Quarantine measures

Non-fully vaccinated passengers are required to undergo 7 days quarantine upon the issuance of a Stay-Home Notice (SHN), except for:

  • Long-term Pass and In-Principle Approval (IPA) holders aged 17 years or below in the calendar year, i.e. born in or after year 2005
  • Short-term visitors aged 12 years or below in the calendar year, i.e. born in or after year 2010

Passengers, regardless of their vaccination status, who have visited any country/region on the Restricted Categories of countries/regions in the past 7 days, are required to undergo 7 days quarantine at an SHN Dedicated Facility.

 

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

All non-fully vaccinated passengers aged 13 years and above this calendar year (i.e. born in or before 2009) are required to present an English or English-translated medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • For passengers commencing their journey in Hong Kong SAR on a direct flight to Singapore: the test must be taken within 2 days of the scheduled time of departure
  • For passengers transiting one or more stops before arriving in Singapore, with a total scheduled transit time (on ground) within 24 hours: the test must be taken within 2 days of the scheduled time of departure from the first point of departure
  • For passengers transiting one or more stops before arriving in Singapore, with a total scheduled transit time (on ground) exceeding 24 hours: the test must be taken within 2 days of the scheduled time of departure of the last direct flight to Singapore

The test taken can either be:

  • A PCR test from a recognised laboratory that is internationally accredited or recognised by the respective governments, or medical facility specified on the Singapore Ministry of Health website; or
  • An antigen rapid test (ART) administered by a trained professional, including a medical professional or a government-recognised trained professional in the country/region of departure; or
  • An antigen rapid test (ART) self-administered and remotely supervised by an ART provider in Singapore (Only applicable to Singapore citizens, permanent residents or Long-term Pass holders situated in Australia, EU, India, Middle East and the United States. For details, please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Health website).

The medical certificate must meet the following requirements:

  • Recognised provider of the test
  • State the test result
  • Date of test was taken
  • Must contain a minimum of two personal identifiers as indicated in the passport (i.e. name and either date of birth or passport number)
  • Must be in English or be translated into English by a translation service provider, notary public or embassy of the county/region that issued the document 

The following passengers are exempted from the COVID-19 medical certificate requirement:

  • Passengers aged 12 years or below this calendar year (i.e. born in or after 2010)
  • Fully vaccinated passengers
  • Passengers transiting through Singapore
  • Passengers who have recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection between 7-90 days (for fully vaccinated passengers) or 14-90 days (for non-fully vaccinated passengers) before the scheduled date of departure. Passengers must hold a proof of recovery, in the form of:

i. A positive COVID-19 PCR test or professionally-administered antigen rapid test (ART); or

ii. A positive result of supervised self-administered ART issued by a licensed medical provider in Singapore; or

iii. A discharge memo issued by a relevant state authority or licensed medical professional, stating:

a. the date of infection and the discharge date; and

b. the name and at least one other personal identifier of the passenger, as stated on his/her passport

Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated passengers who have been to any country/region on the list of Restricted Category in the past 7 days are required to conduct the post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore.

For more details, please refer to the Singapore Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

Vaccination requirements

All foreign nationals are required to be fully vaccinated to enter Singapore, except:

  • Permanent residents (not including holders of “In-Principle Approval” for Permanent Residents)
  • Long-term Pass and In-Principle Approval (IPA) holders aged 17 years or below in the calendar year, i.e. born in or after 2005
  • Short-term visitors aged 12 years or below in the calendar year, i.e. born in or after 2010 

For more details information, can be found in Singapore government website.

Health declaration

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Sri Lanka

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Quarantine

Unvaccinated passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days. More details can be found at the Sri Lanka Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health or or the Sri Lanka Health Promotion Bureau 

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

All passengers aged 12 or above are required to provide a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result, to which the test must be either:

  • A PCR test taken within 72 hours of scheduled departure time of the first departure flight, or
  • A rapid antigen test (RAT) taken within 48 hours of scheduled departure time of the first departure flight

A rapid antigen test (RAT) taken within 48 hours of scheduled departure time of the first departure flight.

COVID-19 test exemptions

Fully vaccinated passengers including those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 within the last 7 days to 6 months before departure. Recovered passengers must present a diagnosis card or verifiable evidence of their previous COVID-19 infection and can be considered “fully vaccinated”, provided that they have completed one vaccination dose (regardless of whether they’ve been vaccinated before/after the infection) 

  • Passengers aged between 12-18 years are recognised as ‘fully vaccinated’ provided that they have completed one vaccination dose at least 14 days before travel

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Thailand

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions
  • Thai and Foreign nationals are allowed to enter Thailand. For more details, please visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand website.
  • All passengers (including Thai and foreign nationals) must hold a Thailand Pass issued by the Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Pre-departure requirements

Vaccination

  • Passengers who have uploaded their proof of vaccination and passengers aged below 18 travelling with their parents may obtain a green ‘No Quarantine’ Thailand Pass. Details of vaccination requirement may refer to the Tourism Authority of Thailand website

COVID-19 test

Non-fully vaccinated passengers may upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours before departure, to obtain an orange ‘No Quarantine with RT-PCR’ Thailand Pass, indicating they are exempt from mandatory quarantine.

  • Non-fully vaccinated passengers aged below 18 travelling with their fully vaccinated parents are not required to upload a negative test certificate. They can enter Thailand with the same measurements as their parents

Medical insurance

  • Foreign nationals must have an insurance covering medical expenses (including COVID-19) to the amount of USD10,000 

Additional requirements

  • Passengers travelling to Bangkok/Phuket are required to install additional health tracking smartphone applications MorChana (Android / IOS)

Quarantine requirements

  • Passengers holding a green ‘No Quarantine’ Thailand Pass or an orange ‘No Quarantine with RT-PCR’ Thailand Pass are not required to undergo mandatory quarantine.
  • Non-fully vaccinated passengers holding a red ‘Quarantine’ Thailand Pass are required to undergo five nights mandatory quarantine. Passengers are required have a hotel booking confirmation for at least five nights at SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) or Alternative Quarantine, with a post-arrival RT-PCR test included in the hotel package, at their first port of entry in Thailand. Domestic transfer is not allowed

 

Transiting through Thailand

Transit requirements
Passengers are permitted to transit/transfer to international flights at Bangkok (BKK) airport, providing they have the following additional documents: 
  • Travel health insurance covering health care and treatment expenses for COVID-19 (not less than USD10,000)
  • Transfer time must be within 24 hours
  • Transfer passengers must remain airside and are not permitted to enter Thailand

Passengers who are not required to undergo mandatory quarantine may transit/transfer to domestic flights.

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Vietnam

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions
  • All entry restrictions are lifted. All nationals are now permitted to enter Vietnam

Quarantine measures

  • All quarantine measures are lifted. All passengers, regardless of their vaccination status, are subject to health conditions self-monitoring for 10 days after arrival
     

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

From 15 May 2022, all passengers are not required to present any pre-departure COVID-19 tests.

Until 14 May 2022, all passengers aged 2 or above are required to present a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result. The test report can be either:

  • A PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight at the first embarkation point of departure; or
  • A rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight at the first embarkation point of departure

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.

 

Entering Australia

Eligible passengers who are fully vaccinated with an Australian Government recognised vaccine are able to enter Australia quarantine free State government requirements exist for passengers to take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival and to self isolate until they received their negative test result.   

Special arrangements are required for eligible passengers travelling to Perth who are not vaccinated.  Please contact us for flight bookings. 

Please refer to the official Australian Government website and the FAQs for the latest information.
 

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Eligibility to enter 

  • Australian citizens, permanent residents (regardless of their vaccination status), as well as their immediate family and all eligible visa holders who are fully vaccinated with an Australian government recognised vaccine, or are under the age of 18, are eligible to enter Australia 
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated foreign nationals will be required to apply for a travel exemption from the Australian Government in order to enter Australia. Please see the Australian government website for more information. As capacity limits exist to Perth, unvaccinated passengers should obtain their travel exemption first and then contact us for flight bookings 

Quarantine measures

Passengers travelling to Perth:

  • Fully vaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents, their immediate family, all eligible visa holders and those under 12 can enter Australia quarantine free.. Passengers should note that self isolation and post arrival testing requirements are currently in place. 
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers may travel once obtaining a travel exemption and will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine on arrival.  Please see the Australian government website for more information.  For flight bookings, please contact us

 

Pre-departure requirements

Health declarations and arrival forms

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.

 

Entering New Zealand

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • All foreign nationals are not permitted to enter New Zealand

Entry restriction exemptions

  • New Zealand citizens and resident class visa holders
  • Residents of Realm countries (Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau)
  • The partner, legal guardian or any dependent children travelling with a New Zealand citizen or residence class visa holder
  • Australian citizens and permanent residence class visa holders ordinarily residing in New Zealand
  • People subject to regulation 25 of the Immigration (visa, entry permission, related matters) regulations 2010
  • Diplomats accredited to New Zealand and currently residing in New Zealand
  • Transit passengers, provided that their next destination allows entry
  • Foreign nationals of the following categories:

i. Work holiday visa holders

ii. ‘Other critical worker’ visa holders

iii. Australian citizens and permanent residents

iv. Temporary work and student visa holders

v. Visa-waiver visitors

vi. Valid visitor visa holders 

Quarantine measures

New Zealand citizens and fully vaccinated foreign nationals, including those who are exempt from vaccination requirements, are not required to undergo compulsory quarantine.


Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

All passengers aged two years or above are required to present a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result, either

a)     A negative PCR or RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours of the scheduled departure time of their first international flight, 

or

b)     A supervised negative rapid antigen test (RAT) or a supervised negative loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) test taken within 24 hours of the scheduled departure time of their first international flight

The test certificate can be either in hard copy or electronic format and must contain the following elements:

  • Passenger’s name
  • Passenger’s date of birth or passport number 
  • Date and time the test was conducted
  • Name of the testing laboratory
  • Test type (acceptable test types are: PCR, RT-PCR, LAMP, Antigen tests)
  • Test result is negative

Exemptions

  • Children below two (2) years of age
  • Individuals granted permission to enter New Zealand for humanitarian reasons, including medical evacuations from the Pacific
  • Passengers transiting through the United Kingdom or United States for less than 96 hours
  • Passengers staying airside while transiting through New Zealand

Vaccination Requirement

All passengers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to travelling to New Zealand.

To be considered as “fully vaccinated”:

  • Passengers must complete the full course of any of the COVID-19 vaccines approved by a government or approval authority (link here)
  • The last dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departing for New Zealand

The vaccination record can be a digital vaccine passport or another form of electronic or paper document from a government health authority or approval authority and contains the following information:

  • Passenger’s name
  • Name of the vaccine/s received
  • Name of the agency that administered the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Name of the place where the COVID-19 vaccine doses were received
  • Date of which:
  1. The dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, if only 1 dose of the vaccine is required to be satisfy the vaccination requirement, or
  2. Each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, if 2 or more doses of the vaccine are required to satisfy the vaccination requirement

Exemptions

  • New Zealand citizens and residence class visa holders
  • Australian citizens who are ordinarily resident in New Zealand
  • Children under the age of 17
  • Foreign diplomats
  • Passengers who are not able to be vaccinated for medical reasons
  1. A certificate from a medical practitioner is required, verifying the medical practitioner’s advice that, for medical reason, the person should not receive a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Refugees with a residence class visa granted:
  1. As a mandated refugee under immigration instructions
  2. Under the Refugee Quota Family Reunification Category of immigration instructions
  3. Under the Refugee Family Support Category of immigration instructions
  4. Under Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category
  • Citizens of Afghanistan travelling to New Zealand between 1 November 2021 and 12 December 2022
  • Passenger who has been granted an exemption by the Director-General of Health

Health Form

 

Transiting through New Zealand

Transit restrictions 

  • Passengers are allowed to transit through New Zealand. Conditions apply, please visit the official website for updated information. 
  • Passengers must remain airside and are not permitted to enter New Zealand
  • All transit customers must transit New Zealand in less than 24hours

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering France

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

Passengers travelling from a red list country or passengers who are not fully vaccinated and travelling from an orange list country, must have a compelling reason to be allowed to enter France. The tentative list of compelling reasons are available from the France government website.

Quarantine requirements

All quarantine requirements are removed for passengers travelling from a green / orange list country.

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

Passengers travelling from a red list country or passengers who are not fully vaccinated and travelling from an orange list country, must have a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test, the test can either be:

  • A PCR test taken within 72 hours before the scheduled departure time of the first departing flight; or
  • An antigen test taken within 48 hours before the scheduled departure time of the first departing flight

Exemption

The following passengers are exempt from the pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements:

  • Passengers aged below 12 years
  • Passengers aged between 12-18 years and travelling with a fully vaccinated adult
  • Fully vaccinated customers arriving from a green / orange list country
  • Air crew and merchant seamen
  • French military personnel returning from a mission abroad

Vaccination

The following passengers are recognised as fully vaccinated:

  • Passengers who have received a dose of the Janssen vaccine at least 28 days prior. Passengers aged 18 years and above must have also received a booster dose no later than 9 months after the primary vaccine dose.
  • Passengers who have received a second dose of any vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) at least 7 days prior. Passengers aged 18 years and above must have also received a booster dose no later than 9 months after the primary vaccine doses.
  • Passengers who have received all required doses of a WHO-licensed vaccine not approved by the EMA, must have also received a booster at least 7 days prior

For more details, please refer to the French government website

Health forms and Declaration forms

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Germany

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

A temporary travel restriction is in place for travel from any country outside the EU to the following countries:

  • EU/Schengen: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
  • Associated countries: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Nationals of all EU countries and the associated countries
  • Nationals of Germany
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Germany
  • Passengers with a visa issued by Germany after 17 March 2020
  • Family members of EU and Associated State citizens
  • Long term residents, those with a legal right to reside or hold long term visas (D-visa)
  • Any passenger having an essential function or need (e.g. Diplomats and staff of international organizations, Military personnel)
  • Healthcare professionals, health researchers and elderly care professionals
  • Foreign experts and highly qualified personnel whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out abroad
  • Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff
  • Seasonal workers in agriculture
  • Merchant seamen who are going to sign up on board or leave Germany for the purpose of repatriation
  • Foreign students whose studies cannot be continued from outside Germany
  • US military personnel stationed in Germany and their family members
  • Residents of Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Macao SAR, New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan
  • Unmarried partners of German nationals (more details can be found here)
  • Passengers who are fully vaccinated and have had their last dose at least 14 days prior to entering Germany, or in the case of a recovered person consisting of one administered dose of vaccine. For more details, please visit the Germany government website

Quarantine measures

  • Passengers arriving from a risk area or high incident area, or an area of virus variant of concern (VOC), are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry (for more details, can be found in Germany government website

Quarantine exemptions

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

All passengers (aged 12 or above) entering Germany are required to present a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result.

Passengers arriving from an area of virus variants of concern are required to present a medical certificate indicating a negative result of following type of COVID-19 test:

  • PCR test: the test sample collection must be taken at most 48 hours before the scheduled departure time of the flight at the first point of departure

Passengers arriving from a country or place other than an area of virus variants of concern or a country that requires a reciprocity agreement (Please refer to the government website for information.), are required to present a medical certificate indicating a negative result of following type of COVID-19 test:  

  • Antigen test: the test sample collection must be taken at most 48 hours before arrival or
  • PCR test: the test sample collection must be taken at most 48 hours before the scheduled departure time of the flight at the first point of departure

The test result can be presented in paper or electronic form and must be in German, English or French language. For more details, can be found in Germany government website.

COVID-19 test exemptions

  • Passengers who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 (providing they have documentary proof), are exempt from having to provide a negative test certificate. This does not apply to a previous stay in a virus variant area or a country that requires a reciprocity agreement (Please refer to the government website for information.) in the past 10 days. 
  • Children younger than 12 years old
  • For more details, please visit the Federal Ministry of Health website

Health declaration 

  • All passengers who have been to any high risk areas or virus variant areas (for the full list link here) in the last 10 days, are required to complete the online form - “Digital Registration on Entry”. 

Additional requirements

  • All passengers are mandatory to wear a medical mask, e.g. surgical masks, FFP2 or KN 95, in the Germany airport terminals or public transport. Simple mouth/nose-coverage like shawls or fabric masks are not sufficient anymore. Children under the age of 6 years or persons who cannot wear mouth-nose masks due to a health impairment or disability are exempted from this rule. (for more details, can be found here)
 

Transiting through Germany

Transit requirements

  • Passengers transiting to other international destinations are permitted to transit however must stay in the international transit area of the airport and must have the travel documents required for the next destination

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Italy

Immigration and quarantine requirements

  • Eligibility to enter Italy is mainly divided by country and into list A to E. (for the list of country and entry requirements, can be found in the Italy government website)
  • Countries/regions in List D and vaccination certificate (Hong Kong is on the list D)

All passenger (age 6 or above) who has been or has transited in the 14 days prior to entering Italy in one of the countries/regions in  List D  must comply with the following obligations:

  • Fill in the  Passenger Locator Form  - Digital localization form - before entering Italy. 
  • Present a medical certificate indicating a negative molecular test result (the test must be taken within 72 hours before arrival) or an antigenic swab test (the test must be taken within 24 hours before arrival)
  • Present a documentary proof of fully vaccinated (e.g.  COVID-19 green certification, or equivalent certificate, certifying the  completion of the vaccination cycle). For the unvaccinated or those who do not present the vaccination certificate must be undergo fiduciary isolation at the address indicated in the Passenger Locator Form for  5 days

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 5 to 10 days and a COVD-19 post arrival test on arrival and at the end of self-isolation, for more details, can be found in the Italy Government website

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering the Netherlands

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

A temporary travel restriction is in place for travel from any country outside the EU to the following countries:

  • EU/Schengen: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
  • Associated countries: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland
  • Countries participating in the EU travel rules scheme: Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Monaco, San Marino, Spitsbergen, Vatican City and Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

The latest rules for entering the Netherlands can be found on the Netherland's government website.

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Nationals and residents of all EU/Schengen area countries and the associated countries
  • Any passengers having an essential function or need (e.g. Diplomats and staff of international organizations, Military personnel)
  • Passengers with a long-stay visa or a letter of notification for long-term stay issued by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service
  • Students entering for a short stay of less than 3 months or with a proof of enrolment at an education institution which is a ‘recognised sponsor’
  • Passengers entering with a compelling reason
  • Passengers have been granted international protection or entering for humanitarian reasons
  • Passengers travelling from countries/regions on the list of ‘safe countries’ 
  • Passengers who are fully vaccinated can travel from count countries/regions not on the list of ‘safe countries’ , but not from the Chinese Mainland
  • Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 at least 11 days and at most 180 days prior to departure, with a EU Digital COVID Certificate can travel from count countries/regions not on the list of ‘safe countries’ , but not from the Chinese Mainland
  • For more details, please visit the website of the government of the Netherlands

Quarantine measures

All quarantine and self-isolation measures are no longer required.

 

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

All pre-departure COVID-19 tests are no longer required.

Vaccination

Fully vaccinated passengers, and their accompany children aged below 18, can travel to the Netherlands if they have a valid proof of vaccination showing that they have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organization (WHO). The official validity period of a proof of vaccination is 270 days after the last dose of the primary vaccination cycle. After receiving a booster dose, the proof of vaccination will be valid again.

For more details, please refer to the Netherland's government website

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.

 

Entering Spain

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • A temporary travel restriction is in place for travel from any country outside the EU to Spain.

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Nationals of all EU countries and the associated countries
  • Nationals and residents of Spain
  • Immediate family members of a national of a EU member state travelling together or travelling to join the national of a EU member state
  • Family members of EU and Associated State citizens
  • Long term residents, those with a legal right to reside or hold long term visas (D-visa)
  • Any passenger having an essential function or need (e.g. Diplomats and staff of international organisations, Military personnel)
  • Residents of Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau SAR, Chile, Jordon, Kuwait, Korea, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay 
  • Passengers travelling as students or merchant seamen
  • Fully vaccinated passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, Serum Institute of India, Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before arrival

Pre-departure requirements

  • Passengers (age 12 or above) arriving from a risk country/area in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, ,are required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate (in English, French, Germany Spanish or accompanied by a certified Spanish translation) within 72 hours of arrival;, or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before arrival; or a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19; or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
  • For more details, can be found in the Spain Government website

Health declaration

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering Switzerland

The Switzerland government has announced the removal of all COVID-19 international travel restrictions for all passengers from 2 May 2022. Further information is available on the Switzerland government website.

Please note that it remains a requirement to wear a face covering on all Cathay Pacific operated flights.

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.

 

Entering the United Kingdom

The UK government has announced the removal of all COVID-19 international travel restrictions for all passengers from 4.00am on 18 March 2022. This includes all the pre-departure, post-arrival tests and completion of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF). Further information is available on the UK government website.

Please note that it remains a requirement to wear a face covering on all Cathay Pacific operated flights.
 

Transiting through the United Kingdom

  • Flight transfers to/from other airlines at London Heathrow remain available.  As many airlines have temporarily changed the terminal they operate from, passengers are urged to check their flight documentation or the website of their onward airline for the latest information. 

 

Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.

 

Entering Israel

Immigration and quarantine requirements

All passengers (both Israeli and foreign nationals) are allowed entry to Israel.

Quarantine measures

All passengers from international arrivals shall go into isolation for 24 hours or until receiving a negative test result on the PCR test taken upon arrival (whichever is earlier).

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test
All foreign nationals who have stayed for more than 72 hours in a country/region outside of Israel must present a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result, where the test certificate must indicate a negative test result and the passenger’s passport number. The test can either be:
  • A PCR test conducted within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of their flight from the first point of departure; or
  • An antigen test conducted within 24 hours of the scheduled departure time of their flight from the first point of departure

COVID-19 test exemptions

  • Israeli citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents holding an Israeli Passport or a valid Israeli ID card 
  • Foreign nationals holding a Temporary Stay Visa (A1-A5) or an Israel Visitor’s Permit (B1, B3 or B4)
  • Passengers who have stayed outside of Israel for less than 72 hours
  • Passengers who was previously infected and recovered, provided that passenger can present a positive test result on a PCR test or rapid (antigen) test, administrated by professional samplers (no home test kit) that was taken less than 3 months prior, on a condition that at least 8 days have passed since the date of the test 
  • Passengers who were previously infected and recovered in Israel - provided that they can present an Israeli COVID certificate from the Israeli Ministry of Health indicating a status of recovery, and no more than 3 months have elapsed from the date of recovery

Medical insurance

Foreign nationals must have a health insurance covering treatment for COVID-19 for entry to Israel, except for holders of a Temporary Stay Visa (A1-A5) or a B1 visa. 
 

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

Passengers on international flights arriving to Israel must complete the digital online form through the Israel Entry Statement Form not more than 48 hours prior to their flight.



Transiting through Hong Kong – Transit requirements

Transfer and transit services are now available at Hong Kong International Airport.  All passengers transiting through Hong Kong from any overseas places or Taiwan China are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure to Hong Kong and supporting documentation to be eligible to transit.


Entering the United Arab Emirates

Entry restrictions and exemptions

Passengers of the following categories are allowed entry to the UAE:

  • Nationals of United Arab Emirates
  • Holders of diplomatic or an official passport travelling on duty
  • Holders with a UAE Golden Visa or those granted special permission by UAE authorities
  • Economic and scientific missions for passengers who have obtained pre-authorisation (excludes passengers traveling from Afghanistan)
  • Holders of any type of valid visa and/or entry permission granted by the appropriate authority in the UAE e.g. employment visa, short stay/long stay visa, visit visa, residence visa newly issued
  • UAE residents with Dubai issued residence visas
  • UAE residents with Dubai residence visas who are travelling from the following list of countries are also required to present a General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA) Return Permit:
  1. Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan,  Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
  2. UAE residents with other Emirates issued residence visas are required to present an ICA approval
  • Nationals and residents of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia
  • Nationals of Indonesia travelling under the Safe Travel Corridor programme with an entry permit and a return ticket.
  • Foreign nationals with valid travel documents, visa or entry permit issued by UAE
  • Foreign nationals travelling as tourists to Dubai (DXB) with a return/onward ticket
  • United Nations (UN) staff holding a diplomatic identity card issued by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (considered as a residence permit for the UN employees and their families) are allowed to enter Dubai

 

Pre-departure requirements

Pre-departure COVID-19 test 
  • All non-fully vaccinated foreign nationals entering the United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 PCR test result — within 48 hours before departure on the last flight to DXB

For more details, please visit the UAE government website.

Exemptions

  • Children younger than 12 years
  • Nationals of United Arab Emirates
  • Passenger escorting a 1st degree UAE national’s relative (given that they are travelling on the same flight with the relative or sponsor)
  • Domestic workers escorting a UAE national sponsor during travel (given that they are travelling on the same flight with the relative or sponsor)
  • Passengers who are fully vaccinated and can present a valid vaccination certificate that reflects the completion of the full doses of vaccine course approved by the WHO or the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 within a period of one (1) month from the date of arrival, and can present a valid medical certificate
     

Transiting through the United Arab Emirates

Passengers may enter or transit through the United Arab Emirates if they meet the normal entry visa requirements.
 

Leaving the United Arab Emirates

UAE citizens aged 18 years and above are required to present any of the following documents prior to departing from UAE:

1.     A vaccination proof stating that the passenger has:

  • completed one dose of an approved vaccine at least one month prior to travel; or
  • completed two doses of an approved vaccine

or

2.     A medical certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test result, where the sample is taken within 48 hours before departure from DXB. The test must be conducted by an approved health service provider, which uses QR code system.