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Entering Australia

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • All foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Australia
  • From 1 July 2020 until further notice, all international flight arrivals into Melbourne airport have been suspended. Cathay Pacific flights from Hong Kong to Melbourne will not operate during this period. Flights from Melbourne to Hong Kong will continue to operate as scheduled.
  • Cathay Pacific flights to Sydney and Perth are operating. However, they are subject to ongoing capacity restrictions imposed by the Australian government. The quota assigned to airlines varies from week to week, and is usually announced at short notice. We therefore may have to cancel or reschedule your confirmed flight booking(s), and offer free rebooking to another date. We’re sorry if this has caused you any inconvenience.

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family including legal guardians, spouse, de facto partner, provisional partner via holders and dependent children of a passenger eligible for entry to Australia
  • Diplomats accredited to Australia that currently reside in Australia and their immediate family
  • Nationals of New Zealand who ordinarily reside in Australia (444 visa)
  • New Zealand citizens who do not reside in Australia are permitted to transit through Australia if their final destination is New Zealand
  • Citizens of the followings countries are permitted to transit through Australia to return home:
    • Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati Marshall Islands, Micronesia 
    • Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea
    • Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
  • Foreign nationals transiting an Australian airport with a confirmed onward flight (provided they do not leave the airport during transit)

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers (including Australian citizens and residents) arriving in Australia will be subject to a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days
  • Passengers must pay for the cost of their quarantine on arrival.   Please note that arrangements differ by state.  For passengers arriving into Sydney, please visit the NSW Government website; for passengers arriving into Perth, please visit the Western Australia Government website.

Quarantine exemptions

  • New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (including their immediate family) or a citizen of a South Pacific Island travelling home through (ie – transiting) Australia, is not subject to these mandatory quarantine requirements

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements for passengers travelling to Perth

  • Passengers travelling to Perth must obtain an official exemption to be able to enter Western Australia.  More information and how to apply for an exemption via the G2G Pass system can be found on the Western Australia government website     

Entering Bahrain

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

Foreign nationals who have visited/transited through one or more of the following destinations within the last 14 days are not permitted to enter Bahrain:

  • Chinese mainland
  • Hong Kong SAR

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Bahrain nationals
  • Bahrain citizens/residents (including holders of a Bahrain identity card or resident permit visa)
  • GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) nationals, including nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

Quarantine measures 

  • Effective 21 July, all passengers are required to undergo mandatory testing for COVID-19 both upon arrival at the airport and at the end of the mandatory 10-day self-isolation period. Passengers bear the cost of the COVID-19 test
  • Exemptions: crew, diplomats and passengers returning to Bahrain from a medical travel

Entering Bangladesh

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • All flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand have been suspended until further notice.

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Nationals of the EU or Iran who have been living outside the EU or Iran since 29 February 2020 can travel if they have a valid visa
  • Diplomatic, official and laissez passer passport holders on diplomatic missions and their family members
  • Foreign nationals holding a valid visa will be required to produce a medical certificate (with English translation) – obtained within 72 hours of travel – indicating that they are free from COVID-19 symptoms

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers are required to undergo a compulsory quarantine for up to 14 days upon arrival
  • Nationals of Bangladesh who do not submit a medical certificate stating that they do not show symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to undergo 14 days of quarantine in Dhaka
  • Nationals of Bangladesh who submit a medical certificate stating that they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to undergo 14 days of home quarantine

Visa restrictions

  • Visa on arrival services have been suspended for all nationals
  • Passengers with a confirmed Bangladesh Board of Investment (BOI) must travel with a valid sticker/label visa

Entering Belgium

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, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, 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 (this includes nationals of the United Kingdom), Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino
  • Family members of the EU and Associated State nationals (includes nationals of the United Kingdom)
  • Long term resident permit or long term visa (D-visa) holders
  • Any passenger having an essential function or need (e.g. Diplomats and staff of international organisations, Military personnel)

Quarantine measures

  • Passengers arriving from outside the EU, EEA, Schengen and UK are required to self-isolate for 14-days upon arrival


Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements  

Entering Cambodia

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

Foreign nationals travelling from the following countries/regions are not permitted to enter or transit through Cambodia:

  • France, Germany, Italy, Spain
  • Iran
  • United States

Quarantine measures

The following passengers will be subject to 14 days of compulsory quarantine upon arrival:

  • Nationals and residents of Cambodia
  • Diplomats and officials of foreign embassies and international organisations and their family members who are holding the Diplomatic Visa Type A and Official Visa Type B, who live or have been in or via France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain or the US in the past 14 days

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

All foreign nationals must provide:

  • A medical certificate, issued by a competent health authority of resident country no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel, certifying they have not tested positive for COVID-19
  • Proof of an insurance policy that shows minimum medical coverage during their intended stay in Cambodia in the amount not less than USD$50,000

Exemptions:  The above requirements for a medical certificate and insurance do not apply to any foreigner holding diplomatic visa (Visa A) or official visa (Visa B) of Cambodia

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
  • 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 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 approved to study - provided that:
    • the passenger holds a valid study permit or a port of entry letter of introduction that shows customer was approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020; and
    • they are travelling for an essential (non-discretionary) purpose, for example: holding a school confirmation letter stating that their program/courses are taking place in person and not 100% online (i.e. that it is necessary to be physically in Canada for attending the program/courses (i.e. for laboratory work, workshops, or similar).   For more details, please refer here.
  • 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

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers entering Canada are required to self-isolate for 14 days

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

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

  • All passengers entering Canada are required to provide their contact information. To make this process quicker, passengers can submit their details via the ArriveCAN mobile app prior to arrival – this helps reduce wait times and limit points of contact. The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play
  • All passengers must be in possession of a face mask, before boarding any flight to Canada.  This will be enforced at the boarding gate prior to departure. For details, please visit the official website of the Government of Canada


Transiting through Canada

Transit restrictions

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

  • Passenger must not present any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Passenger arrives and departs from the same airport within 24hours
  • Passenger has a confirmed onward flight outside of Canada
  • Passenger must remain airside / within sterile area of the airport and does not need to go through customs / formally enter Canada 
  • Passenger does not need to take a domestic flight to get to another airport 
  • Passenger must satisfy all other documentary requirements (e.g. ETA, transit visa etc.)

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 or resident permit issued on or after 28 March 2020
  • Foreign nationals holding a Chinese mainland Permanent Resident Card

Additional entry restrictions in Sanya (SYX) and Haikou (HAK)

  • Passengers travelling on China ID cards or PRC passports that show Hubei province as the place of issue, or passengers who have visited the Hubei province in the past 14 days will be denied entry

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers, regardless of nationality, will be subject to the latest quarantine policies

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

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

  • All passengers are required to complete a health declaration form prior to their arrival in the Chinese mainland
  • 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 within three days 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.  Passengers should be referred to the local Chinese mainland embassy for further detail

Additional entry requirement for passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Beijing

All passengers travelling from Hong Kong to Beijing will be required to have documentary proof that:

  • They have undergone a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within seven days of the scheduled departure time; and
  • That the result of the test was negative

Passengers who are unable to provide this documentation at check-in will not be accepted for travel.
The Hong Kong SAR Government’s list of recognised laboratories and healthcare institutions that conduct nucleic acid COVID-19 tests can be found here.


Transiting through the Chinese mainland

Transit restrictions

  • Passengers are no longer permitted to transit through Beijing Capital International Airport and Xiamen Airport.

Entering France

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, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, 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 (this includes citizens of the United Kingdom) Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City and San Marino
  • Spouse and children of the EU, Associated State, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, UK, Vatican City nationals
  • 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)
  • Passengers arriving from Australia, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by France
  • Merchant seamen
  • Passengers traveling to study

Quarantine measures

  • Passengers arriving from Australia, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay are subject to quarantine
  • Voluntary quarantine for passengers arriving from the United Kingdom
  • French or EU nationals will only be asked to go into quarantine/isolation if they present symptoms of COVID-19 infection during border health checks

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

  • A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival or when transiting through France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr 

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, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, 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 (this includes nationals of the United Kingdom)
  • 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
  • Residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay
  • US military personnel stationed in Germany and their family members
  • British nationals and their family members returning via Germany to their country of residence
  • Residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay
  • Unmarried partners of German nationals (more details can be found here)

Quarantine measures

  • Eligible passengers entering Germany from outside the risk area or holding a negative COVID-19 PCR-test (within 48 hours prior to arrival), will not be subject to a 14-day quarantine
  • Passengers arriving from a risk area, are required to self-quarantine for 14-days upon entry

Transiting through Germany

Transit requirements

  • To ensure compliance with intra-Schengen travel rules, passengers transiting through Germany to other EU countries or the Schengen area are required to hold valid travel documents or a visa to fulfil the German entry requirements
  • Passengers transiting to other international destinations (outside of the EU or Schengen area) 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

All flights to India have been suspended until 30 September 2020.

Entering Indonesia

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

An entry ban applies to all foreign nationals, with these exceptions:

  • Foreign holders of Limited Stay Permits and Permanent Stay Permits
  • Foreign Diplomatic Visa and Service Visa holders 
  • Foreign nationals who hold Diplomatic Stay Permits and Official Stay
  • Permit Medical and food aid and support workers 
  • Crews of conveyance (sea, air and land) 
  • Foreign nationals working on ‘National Strategic Projects’
  • Foreign nationals holding a valid visa issued after 31 March 2020, are allowed to enter Indonesia.
  • Nationals of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) travelling under the Safe Travel Corridor program to Denpasar (DPS), Jakarta (CGK), Medan (KNO) or Surabaya (SUB) with a valid business visa, are allowed to enter Indonesia, providing with a return ticket and a medical certificate in English with a negative COVID19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure

Exempted foreign nationals must fulfil additional requirements:

  • Hold a health certificate in English issued by the health authorities of their respective country that is: issued within 7 days, states that the passenger is free from COVID-19, free from respiratory diseases and fit to travel or
  • the passenger must be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival.
  • Agree to self-quarantine for 14 days and fill in statement of compliance upon arrival.

Quarantine measures

  • All eligible foreign nationals will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry
  • Nationals of Indonesia who do not hold a health certificate and PCR test result will be quarantined at the government quarantine house upon entry
  • Nationals of Indonesia who hold a health certificate and PCR test will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry

Visa restrictions

  • Visa exemption policy for a short-stay visit, visa-on-arrival and diplomatic/service visa-free facilities for all countries has been suspended

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

Entering Ireland

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, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
  • Associated countries: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Citizens of all EU countries and the above associated countries (this includes citizens of the United Kingdom)
  • Family members of the EU and Associated State citizens
  • Long term residents, those with a legal right to reside or hold long term visas (D-visa) to any of the above countries
  • Any travellers having an essential function or need:
    • Passengers in transit (unless in transit to another EU or associated country where their entry would be banned)
    • Healthcare professions, healthcare researchers and elderly care professionals
    • Frontier workers
    • Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary
    • Diplomats and staff of international organisations
    • Military personnel
    • Humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their function
    • Travelling for imperative family reasons (eg. attending a funeral)
    • Those in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons

Quarantine measures

  • Passengers arriving to Ireland are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form

Entering Israel

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • Passengers arriving from certain countries (listed on the official MOH website here) require special arrangements prior to travel. 

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Israeli citizens or residents
  • Passengers holding an entry approval from the Population and Immigration Authority of Israel or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers from international arrivals will be quarantined at a government designated facility for 14 days

Quarantine exemptions

  • Passengers arriving from certain countries can enter Israel without needing to undergo any quarantine.   The detailed list can be found in the MOH website link here

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

Passengers on international flights arriving to or departing from Israel must complete the digital online form through the Israeli Ministry of Health website, not more than 24 hours prior to their flight.

Entering Italy

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, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, 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 (this includes nationals of the United Kingdom), Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino
  • Nationals or residents of Italy.   Please note:
    • Residents of Italy with an expired Residence Permit are permitted to re-enter Italy, providing with a receipt issued by the Italian Post Office or Police Department proving that they have applied for the new residence permit within 60 days of the expiration date. They must return to Italy directly from outside the Schengen area.
    • Foreign minors residing in Italy: 
      • younger than 18 years with an "Allegato Minori" must be registered on the parent's residence permit and must travel accompanied by the holder of this residence permit. The residence permit number must match the number stated in the "Allegato Minori".
      • younger than 18 years not travelling with parents must hold a residence permit or a re-entry visa issued by a diplomatic representation abroad.
    • Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020.
  • Family members of the EU and Associated State citizens
  • Long term residents, those with a legal right to reside or hold long term visas (D-visa) to any of the above countries
  • Any passenger having an essential function or need (e.g. Diplomats and staff of international organisations, Military personnel)
  • Passengers traveling on business
  • Passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence
  • Passengers arriving from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay

Quarantine measures

  • Passengers arriving from non EU member states, Schengen states, UK or Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino are subject to 14-day fiduciary isolation

Entering Japan

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

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

  • Nationals of China (People's Republic of China) with a passport issued in Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province
  • Foreign nationals who have visited one or more of the following destinations in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter Japan:
    • Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China (including Chinese mainland, Hong Kong SAR*, Macao SAR and Taiwan), Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Republic of South Africa, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

*Subject to Hong Kong government’s prevailing restrictions for transiting through Hong Kong, foreign nationals may transit Hong Kong to Japan if they have not been to any of the above countries – and will be required to take a COVID-19 test and undergo 14 days of quarantine in a hotel.

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Nationals of Japan
  • The spouse or children of nationals of Japan
  • Special Permanent Residence Permit holders

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers will be subject to 14 days of quarantine at a location designated by the quarantine station chief, and are not permitted to use public transportation.  Passengers who have been to the countries/regions listed above are also required to take the PCR test.
  • Japanese nationals who have visited China (including the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR) in the past 14 days are required to take a COVID-19 test (i.e. Real time RT-PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification test (LAMP) or Antigen test (CLEIA)) and undertake 14 days of home quarantine upon arrival in Japan.
  • Passengers travelling from Taipei to Japan are also required to undertake 14 days of compulsory quarantine.

Quarantine exemptions

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

Visa restrictions

  • Single and multiple-entry visas issued before 8 March 2020 by Japanese Embassies to China nationals (including Hong Kong and Macao SAR) have been suspended. 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


Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

Foreign nationals with a new visa

Foreign nationals with a new visa (issued by a Japanese overseas establishment) with the date of issue later than the day when the country or region where they are currently staying was designated as an area (see below listed 159 countries/regions) are allowed to enter Japan, provided they have a medical certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result which was taken within 72 hours before departure. Applicable tests: Real time RT-PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification test (LAMP) or Antigen test (CLEIA). Countries/Regions became designated areas are as follow:

  • After 2 April: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria,  Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China (including Chinese mainland, Hong Kong SAR*, Macao SAR and Taiwan), Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador,  Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece,  Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, India,  Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR and Taiwan), Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Republic of South Africa, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • After 28 April: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belarus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Kuwait, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates
  • After 15 May: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Mexico, São Tomé and Príncipe, Uruguay
  • After 26 May: Afghanistan, Argentine, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kyrgyz, Pakistan, South Africa, Tajikistan
  • After 30 June: Algeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal
  • After 23 July: Botswana, Comoros, Kenya, Libya, Liberia, Madagascar, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Palestine, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Suriname, Sudan, Venezuela, Uzbekistan
  • After 29 August: Belize, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Gambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabw

Foreign nationals who have departed Japan on or before 31 August 2020

Foreign nationals (with any type of Japanese residency) who have departed Japan on or before 31 August 2020, providing they have the following documents:

  • Re-entry permit
  • A Letter Of Confirmation For Submitting Necessary Documentation
  • A medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result (i.e. Real time RT-PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification test (LAMP) or Antigen test (CLEIA), which was taken within 72 hours before departure

Foreign nationals who have departed Japan on or before 1 September 2020

Foreign nationals (with any type of Japanese residency) who departed Japan on or after 1 September 2020, provided they have the following documents:

  • Re-entry permit
  • Receipt for request of re-entry issued by Immigration Services Agency of Japan
  • A medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result (i.e. Real time RT-PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification test (LAMP) or Antigen test (CLEIA)), which was taken within 72 hours before departure

Passengers under the Japanese Business track or Residence track schemes are allowed to travel from Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam to Japan, providing they have a certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure.  For more details, please refer to Japan MOFA website link here.

Sea crew members, provided they have the following documents:

  • A crew confirmation letter issued by shipping company
  • A certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result (i.e. Real time RT-PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification test (LAMP) or Antigen test (CLEIA)), which was taken within 72 hours before departure

Transiting through Japan

Transit restrictions

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

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

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 (except Diplomats A-1, Government Officials type A-2, A-3)

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers arriving in South Korea are required to undergo quarantine for 14 days upon entry.
  • Foreigners with short-term visas or without a domestic residence are subject to quarantine at a government facility, at the expense of KRW1,400,000.
  • All passengers should install the “Self-Diagnosis Mobile app” upon entering Korea

Visa restrictions

  • Visa waiver programme for Indonesian passport holders and passengers travelling to Jeju (CJU) on a People’s Republic of China passport has been suspended
  • Visas issued on or before 5 April 2020 are no longer valid
  • Visa exemptions for normal passports are temporarily suspended, except for passengers travelling with an APEC Business Travel Card

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

  • Foreign nationals who have visited the following countries/regions, must hold a valid certificate of negative PCR test (COVID-19) before entering Korea:
    • Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Uzbekistan
    • The PCR negative certificate (in Korean, English or any other local language) must be issued from a medical institution designated by the diplomatic offices of ROK in the countries/regions listed above within 48 hours before departure.
  • 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.
  • Korea Alien Registration Card holders (with Re-Entry Permits) are also required to have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result, issued within 48 hours prior to the date of departure.
  • All passengers are required to complete a health declaration form prior to their arrival in Korea

 

Entering Macao SAR

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

Only the following passengers are permitted to enter Macao:

  • Macao SAR passport holders
  • Macao SAR identity card holders
  • Nationals of the People’s Republic of China with a Macao SAR travel permit
  • Passengers with a visit permit for residents of Macao SAR
  • Passengers holding a valid travel document/visa with a validity period of more than 14 days
  • Residents of Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Entering Malaysia

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

Passengers who meet the following criteria are not permitted to enter through Malaysia:

  • All foreign nationals until 31 December 2020

Foreign nationals holding a Malaysia issued Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) with a passport, resident card or valid work visa/permit issued by any of the below 23 countries:

  • Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA

Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) includes:

  • Permanent Residents
  • MM2H Pass
  • All Expatriate holding Employment Pass (Category 1,2,3)
  • Resident Pass – Talent (RPT)
  • Professional Visit Pass (PVP / PLIK)
  • Resident Pass
  • Dependent Pass to LTVP
  • Student Pass
  • Temporary Employment Visit Pass (PLKS)
  •  Spouse Pass to Malaysian Citizens

Exemptions – below Foreign Nationals from the above 23 countries are exempted from the restrictions:

  • Diplomats and their dependents who fall under the previous Exemption Order (new applicants and first time entry under this category will require an approval from the Chief of Immigration prior to arrival)
  • Seaman landing for the purpose of sign-on or sign-off, holding a Letter of Guarantee (LG) and Seaman Book
  • Airline crew operating on GD
  • Crew and professional workers in the Oil & Gas industry who are holding an approval letter from the Chief of Immigration

Entry restriction exemptions
(This does not apply to nationals of the above 23 countries) 

  • Permanent Residents (PR) 
  • Diplomats and dependant on foreign missions in Malaysia 
  • Long term spouse Visa Pass and dependant 
  • Employment Pass (Category 1) and Dependants, and Maid 
  • Resident Pass - Talent & Dependent, and Maid 
  • Seafarers 

For additional categories of Foreign Nationals that are allowed entry into Malaysia, please refer to official guidelines for entry. 

Quarantine measures

  • All Malaysian citizens and foreign nationals must undergo a 14-day quarantine at designated quarantine stations set by the Government of Malaysia upon arrival
  • Passengers are required to bear the full cost of the quarantine requirements at the stipulated charges and will be required to sign a LoU for this purpose. (Find more details here.)
  • Only foreign nationals holding a Diplomatic passport will be allowed to undergo a home quarantine
  • The 14 days quarantine requirement is also applicable to all seaman arriving into Malaysia for the purpose of sign-on. They will be quaratined at the designated Quaratine Stations before being allowed to go to the ports to join ship

Visa restrictions

  • The Malaysian Government has suspended new visa applications (i.e. eNTRI, visa on arrival, e-visa and manual visa) for Chinese nationals and other nationalities who have visited Hubei, Zhejiang and/or Jiangsu provinces of China in the past 14 days.

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

  • Nationals of Malaysia and foreign nationals arriving into Malaysia are no longer required to take the COVID-19 test before departure.
  • A COVID-19 test will be conducted at the Health Inspection and Screening International Gate (PMA) at Kuala Lumpar (KUL) airport upon arrival.
  • Passengers will bear the fee for the COVID-19 tests carried out at the PMA.

App download

  • All passengers are required to complete a health declaration form prior to their arrival in Malaysia. Passengers must download and complete the MySejahtera application before landing. Upon arrival, they are required to update their current health status for the health officials to verify during screening procedure. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store or Huawei AppGallery.

Transiting through Malaysia

Transit restrictions
  • Passengers transiting in Kuala Lumpar (KUL) airport to Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan will be required to undergo a mandatory quarantine at their first destination of entry before making their onward journey.
  • Immediate international to domestic transfers are not permitted, as all passengers are subject to the 14-day quarantine at their first destination of entry upon arrival in Malaysia.

Transit restriction exemptions

The following passengers are permitted to transit in Malaysia: 

  • Holders of a confirmed  ticket to their next destination 
  • If their transfer time is within 48 hours
  • If they arrive at and depart from the same terminal
  • If they stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination

Leaving Malaysia

Exit restrictions

Passengers who meet the following criteria are not permitted to exit Malaysia:

  • Malaysian citizens
  • Permanent residents

Exit restriction exemptions

  • Malaysian diplomats serving abroad
  • All visitors and foreign nationals
    • Malaysian nationals who intend to travel overseas for the purpose of continuing their studies are hereby allowed to travel without requiring any prior approval from the Malaysian Immigration Department.
    • Malaysian Nationals who returned to Malaysia during the MCO and intend to travel overseas for work or residing purposes are allowed provided they present documentation proof such as Resident Pass / Long Term Pass / Employment Pass or any other relevant documents to the Immigration Officer during departure.
    • For Malaysian nationals who intend to travel overseas for other matters such as meetings / seminars / exhibitions or business and emergency purposes, they are required to seek a prior approval from the Director General of Immigration (KPI).

Entering the Maldives

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Effective 15 July 2020, the Maldives government has removed all travel restrictions and resumed visa-on-arrival services.

Entry restrictions

Foreigners are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued not more than 72 hours prior to departure, counting from the first port of embarkation enroute to the Maldives. The document containing the test result should clearly show the name and address of the laboratory, the result, date of testing and bear the name and signature of the issuing officer.

The following passengers are exempted from the pre-arrival PCR test requirements:

  • Citizens of the Maldives
  • Holders of a valid work permit or work visa
  • Holders of any other Maldives resident permit
  • Flight crew arriving on General DeclarationAdditional requirements

Quarantine measures

All Maldivians and expatriate workers with a work visa, and other resident permit holders (including the categories specified in above a-c) are required to undergo a 14-day mandatory home quarantine (in their place of residency or work).

Additional entry requirements

All flights to Myanmar have been suspended until 30 September 2020.

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, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, 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 (this includes citizens of the United Kingdom)
  • Family members* of EU and Associated State nationals
  • Third-country nationals holding a residence card or a residence permit in accordance with Directive 2003/109/EC (the LTR Directive) and their family members
  •  Holders of long-stay visa (D-visa), including persons with a temporary residence permit (MVV) and their family members.
  • British nationals returning via Netherlands to their country of residence
  • Any passenger having an essential function or need:
    • Healthcare personnel
    • Border workers
    • Seafarers in possession of a seaman’s book (except seafarers on commercial and pleasure yachts)
    • Diplomats
    • Military personnel
    • Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations / persons admitted for humanitarian reasons
    • Transit passengers who want to travel via the Netherlands or another Schengen country to another third country (outside the EU) and who do not leave the international transit zone of the airport
    • Students
    • Highly skilled migrants
  • Persons employed in the transport of goods and other transport personnel, persons employed in the energy sector i.e. oil and gas platforms and wind farms as well as offshore companies providing services to this sector, and flight crew
  • Persons who have important reasons to visit their families in exceptional cases**
  • Permanent (long term) residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay
  • The partner of a Dutch national or a national of a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, may travel to the Netherlands providing they have the following documents:
    • A completed "Declaration of relationship for COVID-19 entry ban exemption form”,
    • A return onward ticket,
    • Proof that the relationship exists for at least 3 months
    • Children under the age of 18 can also travel with the partner
    • ·If the partner requires a visa for the Netherlands, he/she must satisfy the basic conditions for a short-stay visa.  More details on the Dutch Government’s rules for long distance relationships can be found here

 Third-country nationals with a residence permit for the Netherlands or partners who are both third-country nationals cannot make use of this special arrangement.

*Family members: children, spouse, registered partner or partner with proof of cohabitation of at least 6 months. The latter must be demonstrable by means of notarial deed (cohabitation contract or in Dutch "samenlevingscontract") or a house lease or purchase agreement

**Exceptional cases: visiting a terminally ill family member and attending a funeral. 

Quarantine measures

  • Passengers arriving from most EU member states and Schengen signatories, plus Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China (including Hong Kong) are exempted from mandatory quarantine.
  • Passengers arriving from the Schengen countries, the UK and many other countries are strongly advised to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival.  Please find details here. 
  • Passengers with special permission to arrive from other countries will have to undergo mandatory quarantine.

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

All flights to Nepal have been suspended until further notice.

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
  • Australian citizens (who do not reside in New Zealand) are permitted to transit through New Zealand if Australia is their final destination

Quarantine measures

  • All passengers are required to undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine immediately upon arrival
  • Passengers with any COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, will be tested for COVID-19 and be placed in an approved quarantine facility for 14 days or until they have been symptom-free for at least 48 hours
  • Passengers without any COVID-19 symptoms will be transported to a managed isolation facility where they must stay for at least 14 days

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

Entering the Philippines

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

All passengers who meet the following criteria are not permitted to enter the Philippines:

  • Travelling from China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR)
  • Visited China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR) in the past 14 days

Entry restriction exemptions

The following passengers are permitted to enter:

  • Philippine citizens (including permanent residents, holders of a Recognition certificate and RA9225 Identification certificate)
  • Passengers travelling on a diplomatic passport
  • Holders of CA613 (Sec.13) Permanent Resident (Immigrant) Visas
  • Merchant Seamen with a 9c visa issued by the Philippines
  • Nationals of India with a Temporary Resident Visa
  • Nationals of China with a Permanent Resident Visa whose spouse is a National of the Philippines
  • Holders of Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) with an endorsement document from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)

Quarantine measures

All passengers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the Philippines.  

Visa restrictions

The following passengers are required to obtain a visa in order to enter the Philippines:

  • Foreign spouses of Filipino nationals
  • Foreign minor children and foreign children with special needs (regardless of the age of Filipino nationals)
  • Foreign parents of minor Filipino children and of Filipino children with special needs (regardless of age)
  • Former Filipinos who belong to the above mentioned categories and are not dual citizens

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

  • All passengers are required to complete a health declaration form prior to their arrival
  • All passengers travelling to and departing from Cebu (CEB) must be wearing a face shield together with a face mask. The face shield must sufficiently cover a passenger’s nose and mouth and must be worn in addition to a face mask. Any customers without both face shield and face mask shall not be accepted to travel.

Leaving the Philippines

Exit restrictions

  • Non-Philippine citizens may continue to travel from the Philippines as normal.
  • Under a temporary travel restriction, with some limited exemptions, Philippine citizens are not permitted to travel to or transit through the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong SAR or Macao SAR

Exit restriction exemptions

The following passengers are permitted to travel from the Philippines:

  • Filipinos leaving to study abroad are permitted to travel to Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR
  • Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), whether returning or newly-hired, may travel to Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR upon a declaration signifying their knowledge and understanding of the risks involved. Our airport teams will provide more information on this requirement at check-in

Entering Singapore

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

Only the following passengers are permitted to enter Singapore:

  • Singapore citizens (SC)
  • Permanent residents (PR)
  • Long term pass holders (including work pass, student’s pass, dependent’s pass and long term visit pass)
  • Long term pass holders including those granted an In-Principle Approval (IPA) who are entering or returning to Singapore and are able to show the approval letter of entry
  • Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holders issued by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) with ICA approval letter. 
  • All Student Pass holders (STP) issued by Ministry of Education (MOE) with MOE approval letter.
  • Work Pass holders (including Employment Pass, Entre Pass, Personalised Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit, Training Employment Pass, Work Holiday Pass, Dependant’s Pass, Long Term Visit Pass.) issued by Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) with MOM approval letter
  • Short-term visitors who hold a “Waiver Of Restriction On Short-Term Visitors From Entry Into Singapore Based On Medical Grounds” issued by the Singapore Ministry of Health. All other short-term visitors will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore.
  • Passengers holding with a pre-approved Business Pass issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry

Quarantine measures

  • Singapore citizens, Permanent residents and long term pass holders who were staying (including transit) in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and the Republic of Korea in the past 14 days prior to travelling to Singapore, are required to serve the 14 day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at the dedicated SHN facilities. 
  • Singapore citizens, Permanent residents and long term pass holders who were staying in Brunei, Chinese mainland, Macao, New Zealand, Taiwan and Vietnam in the past 14 days prior to travelling to Singapore, will no longer have to serve their SHN at dedicated SHN facilities:
    • Singapore citizens and Permanent residents may serve the 14-day SHN at their place of residence.
    • Long Term Pass holders may serve their 14-day SHN at a place of residence that they or their family members own, or at a hotel.
  • All other customers entering from other countries are required to serve their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities (at their own expense).

For more details, please refer to the government website.

Visa restrictions

  • Suspension of the issuance of all visas (including short-term and multiple-visit visas) and previously issued visas for People’s Republic of China passport holders and Iranian passport holders.

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

  • All passengers arriving in Singapore must submit a health declaration prior to their arrival. This must be completed electronically via the Singapore Arrival Card e-service. This service is available up to three days prior to arrival. A free mobile app can be also be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play
  • Work pass holders and their dependents are required to obtain an approval letter from the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) prior to travel. The MOM will only allow the entry/return of work pass holders and their dependents if they are seen to be providing essential services (i.e. health care and transport, not including air transport)
  • All passengers (except Singapore citizens, Singapore permanent residents and customers aged 12 or below), who have travelled to India within the last 14 days prior to entering Singapore, will be required to provide a certificate showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test negative result (obtained within 72 hours before their departure). For more details, please refer to the Singapore Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website

 

All passenger flights to South Africa have been suspended until further notice.

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 (this includes nationals of the United Kingdom)
  • 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 (this include national of UK)
  • 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, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay
  • Passengers travelling as students or merchant seamen

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

Entering Sri Lanka

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • All passenger arrivals to Sri Lanka will be suspended until further notice. Passengers transiting through Sri Lanka without leaving the airport are exempted.
  • Passengers who have visited one or more of the following destinations within the last 14 days are not permitted to enter Sri Lanka:
    • South Korea
    • Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Austria
    • Iran
  • Nationals of the following countries are not permitted to enter Sri Lanka until further notice:
    • Belgium
    • Norway
    • United Kingdom

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Nationals of Sri Lanka, Diplomatic passport holders, Officials passport holders and Service passport holders, are allowed to enter Sri Lanka but will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine

Visa restrictions

  • Visa on arrival has been suspended for all foreign nationals.
  • From 13 March to 27 March 2020, all types of visas have been suspended for nationals of the following countries:
    • Belgium
    • Norway
    • United Kingdom

Entering Switzerland

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • All foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Switzerland..

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Citizens and residents of Switzerland
  • Nationals of Liechtenstein
  • Hold an assurance of a residence permit (Permits B,C and Visa Type D)
  • Hold a cross-border commuter permit
  • Visa issued by Switzerland for the purpose of business meetings as specialists in the field of health or official visit of great importance
  • Transit passengers who are travelling by land to the country of their residence
  • Directly transiting through to another country
  • Entitled to freedom of movement and have a professional reason for entering Switzerland with a confirmation of registration (including a valid work visa for Switzerland)
  • Are of great importance as a specialist in the health sector

Quarantine measures

  • Swiss residents and passengers entering Switzerland from the countries on the quarantine list will be required to undergo a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

Entering Taiwan

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

From 29 June 2020, entry for the following passengers is permitted:

  • Overseas students returning from Hong Kong and Macau;
  • Foreign nationals (for reasons other than tourism)
  • Hong Kong and Macao residents may apply to enter Taiwan under the following conditions:
    • special humanitarian reasons or emergency situations;
    • to fulfil contractual obligations;
    • as part of internal transfers within multinational enterprises;
    • for commercial and trade exchanges;
    • the spouse or child of a Taiwan national / holder of a Taiwan Resident Certificate;
    • holding a Taiwan Resident Certificate related to employment, investment, or entrepreneurship.

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Residents of Taiwan
  • Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) holders
  • Diplomatic passport holders or on official business fulfilling commercial and contractual obligations
  • Overseas students returning from Hong Kong and Macau can apply the “Overseas Student Entry Permit Certificate” to enter Taiwan
  • Foreign nationals with special permission to enter
  • Children aged 6 or younger from the Chinese mainland who possess an R.O.C Resident Certificate may apply for entering Taiwan.  Children must  travel with parent(s)  (the parent must possess a ROC Resident card along with a reunion entry permit)
  • Foreign nationals (for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits) may apply for a visa
  • Hong Kong and Macao residents may apply to enter Taiwan if they are entering for special humanitarian reasons or emergency situations; contractual obligations; as part of internal transfers within multinational enterprises; for commercial and trade exchanges; the spouse or child of a Taiwan national / holder of a Taiwan Resident Certificate; holding a Taiwan Resident Certificate related to employment, investment, or entrepreneurship.
  • Students from the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao with confirmation of ‘senior high school and lower graded ones (including Junior high and primary) levels education in Taiwan, are allowed to enter Taiwan providing with the document issued by the Ministry of Education. 
  • Students’ parents can also travel with the student to enter Taiwan, providing they are travelling with a valid ROC exit/entry permit stated with the purpose as “Re-union”. For more details, refer to the official site

Quarantine measures

  • All eligible passengers entering Taiwan must undergo 14 days of home quarantine
  • Passengers (including seamen) travelling from the Philippines to Taiwan, must undergo a 14-day quarantine at a group quarantine facility after entering Taiwan

Visa restrictions

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

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

These passengers are required to present an English-language health certificate verifying they are free of COVID-19 within 3 working days prior to departure. Please note the following certificate requirements:

  • Certificate must be named as COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2
  • Test methods: PCR, Real-Time PCR, RT-PCR, NAA, NAT or Molecular Diagnostics
  • Results must be marked as ‘Negative’ or ‘Undetectable’

All passengers are required to complete a health declaration form prior to their arrival.

Additional entry requirement exemptions

The following passengers do not require a certificate confirming that they have tested negative on the COVID-19 PCR test:

  • Residents of Taiwan (including spouse) 
  • Foreigner holding an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)
  • HKSAR/Macao residents holding a valid ARC who have obtained clearance to board from immigration
  • Diplomatic Passport Holders
  • Foreign students
  • Foreigners for medical care who are being supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Holders of a Taiwan visa/permit for special humanitarian reasons or emergency situations
  • Holders of a Taiwan Resident Certificate related to employment, investment, or entrepreneurship
  • Hong Kong and Macao residents who hold a valid ROC Resident Certificate / Exit and Entry Permit with one of the following purposes of residence code: HF143 to 152, 155, 162, 163, 171 to 174, 189, 196 and 199

Transiting through Taiwan

Transit restrictions

From 25 June 2020, customers can transit at Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE) International Airport if:

  • Connecting flights are within 8 hours
  • Passengers are flying with the same airline

Entering Thailand

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restriction exemptions

Only the following passengers are eligible to enter Thailand:

  • Thai nationals
  • Persons permitted or invited by the prime minister, or the head of responsible persons accountable for resolving state of emergency issues
  • The spouse, parents, or children of a Thai national
  • Foreign nationals holding a valid certificate of residence, or permission to take up residence in the Kingdom
  • Foreign nationals holding a valid work permit or are allowed to work in the Kingdom, including their spouse or children
  • Carriers of necessary goods, subject to immediate return after completion
  • Crew members who are required to travel into the Kingdom on a mission, and have a specified date and time for return
  • Foreign nationals who are students of educational institutions approved by Thai authorities, including the parents or guardians of the students
  • Foreign nationals who are in need of medical treatment in Thailand, and their attendants. (Note this does not include medical treatment for COVID-19.)
  • Individuals visiting for the purpose of diplomatic missions, consular affairs, international organisations, government representatives, foreign government agencies working in Thailand, or individuals in other international agencies as permitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including their spouse, parents, or children
  • Foreign nationals who are permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

Thai nationals

The below exempted passengers are required to hold specific documents:

  • Thai nationals

Documents:

  • A Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Fit to Fly / Fit to Travel medical certificate. (Optional: laboratory result indicating COVID-19 is not detected by means of RT-PCR within 72 hours prior to departure)

Foreign nationals

The below exempted passengers are required to hold specific documents:

  • Foreign nationals who are the spouse, parents, or children of a Thai national
  • Foreign nationals holding a valid certificate of residence, or permission to take up residence Thailand
  • Foreign nationals holding a valid work permit or are allowed to work in Thailand, including their spouse or children
  • Foreign nationals who are students of educational institutions approved by Thai authorities, including the parents or guardians of the students
  • Foreign nationals who are permitted to enter Thailand under a special arrangement with a foreign country
  • Individuals visiting for the purpose of diplomatic missions, consular affairs, international organisations, government representatives, foreign government agencies working in Thailand, or individuals in other international agencies as permitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including their spouse, parents, or children
  • Diplomats and their family members (who have already obtained documents from MFA)
  • Representatives of the government performing their duties in Thailand, or other persons or international agencies that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives permission, and their families – in this case, a certificate of entry to the Kingdom issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required

Documents:

  • A Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Fit to Fly / Fit to Travel medical certificate and with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected by means of RT-PCR within 72 hours prior to departure
  • Staying insurance covering medical expenses (including COVID-19) to the amount of USD100,000

Foreign nationals under special cases

The below exempted passengers are required to hold specific documents:

  • Foreign nationals who are being considered, permitted or invited by the prime minister, or the head of responsible persons accountable for resolving state of emergency issues

Documents:

  • A Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Fit to Fly / Fit to Travel medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected by means of RT-PCR within 72 hours prior to departure

Foreign nationals who are in need of medical treatment

The below exempted passengers are required to hold specific documents:

  • Foreign nationals who are in need of medical treatment in Thailand, and their attendants. (Note this does not include medical treatment for COVID-19.)

Documents:

  • A Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Fit to fly / Fit to Travel medical certificate and with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected by means of RT-PCR within 72 hours prior to departure
  • Staying insurance covering medical expenses (including COVID-19) to the amount of USD100,000
  • Medical document from the origin country hospital expressing the need to enter for treatment
  • Medical document from the treatment hospital to confirm the acceptance and quarantine period of no less than 14 days

Crew members

The below exempted passengers are required to hold specific documents:

  • Crew members who are required to travel into Thailand on a mission, and have a specified date and time for return

Documents:

  • Document of carrier detailing the country in/out time and reason for the need to perform the duty
  • Medical insurance covering COVID-19 to the amount of USD100,000

Carriers of necessary goods

The below exempted passengers are required to hold specific documents:

  • Carriers of necessary goods, subject to immediate return after completion

Documents:

  • Certificate of carriage that indicates the carrier parking place and country in/out time with contact address of sender and receiver

Entering the United Arab Emirates

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry and transit requirements

  • All passengers entering or transiting are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 certificate (in English / Arabic) within 96 hours prior to arrival.

Entry and transit requirement exemptions

  • Children under the age of 12 and children with moderate to severe disabilities are exempted from PCR testing

Transiting through the United Arab Emirates

Passengers may enter or transit if they meet the normal entry visa requirements to visit the UAE.

Entering the United Kingdom

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

  • There are currently no nationality or travel history related travel restrictions for entry into the United Kingdom
  • All passengers are strongly encouraged to read the latest travel and public health advice from the government of the United Kingdom prior to making a flight booking and also prior to travel

Quarantine measures

  • The government of the United Kingdom is constantly reviewing the countries that qualify to be part of the UK ‘travel corridor’ program.  Any passengers who travel from or transit countries not included in this program will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival into United Kingdom.
  • Further information and a full list of the travel corridor countries can be found here.

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

Transiting through the United Kingdom

Transit requirements in Manchester

  • The Manchester Airport Authority has announced the flight transfer centre facility in Manchester Airport (MAN) will not operate until further notice. Passengers who have an onward flight beyond Manchester (regardless of whether they have check-in baggage or not) must clear immigration and customs formalities and collect their baggage on arrival.  They must then proceed to the onward airline check-in counter to drop their baggage.
  • In addition, as passengers need to clear immigration formalities in Manchester, all passengers must meet the normal entry visa requirement to enter the UK.

Entering the United States

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions

Non-US citizens and residents who have visited/transited through one or more of the following countries/regions in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter:

  • Chinese mainland
  • Iran
  • Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • Brazil

Entry restriction exemptions

  • US citizens / lawful permanent residents including their spouse, parents, legal guardian, siblings (unmarried and under the age of 21 years), child, foster child or ward
  • Foreign government officials or an immediate family member of an official (visa: A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3, E-1, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1, NATO-2, NATO-3, NATO-4, or NATO-6) who originated in, transferred from, or transited through the aforementioned countries/regions in the past 14 days
  • U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children (if have been to the aforementioned countries/regions)

Quarantine measures

  • All U.S. citizens are subject to a quarantine assessment on arrival

Entering Vietnam

Immigration and quarantine requirements

Entry restrictions
  • Foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Vietnam
  • All flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are suspended until further notice
  • Flights from Ho Chi Minh City are unaffected

As we monitor travel restrictions to Vietnam, select Cathay Pacific flights will continue to run. Flight schedules will be reassessed a week before departure and are subject to cancellation.

For passengers wanting to travel to Ho Chi Minh City, please contact us via email: reservation@cathaypacific.com or telephone: +84 28 3822 3203 for further information.

Entry restriction exemptions

  • Passengers travelling on diplomatic passports

Quarantine measures

The following passengers are required to undergo 14 days of facility quarantine immediately upon arrival:

  • Passengers who have visited or transited through Iran
  • Vietnamese nationals who have been to the United Kingdom or one of the 26 Schengen countries in the last 14 days
  • Foreign nationals who have been to the United Kingdom, one of the 26 Schengen countries or ASEAN countries in the last 14 days
  • All ASEAN passport holders

Foreign nationals that hold a visa exemption booklet and are not required to undergo the compulsory quarantine, or are entering Vietnam under the visa waiver programme, are required to show a health certificate indicating a negative test result for COVID-19.

Visa restrictions

  • The visa waiver programme has been suspended for the following nationals:
    • South Korea
    • Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • Visa on arrival services have been suspended for all foreign nationals even if they are holding a visa on arrival approval letter
  • Visa exemption has been suspended for Vietnamese or family members of Vietnamese holding foreign passports

Additional requirements

Additional entry requirements

  • All Vietnamese passport holders must contact their local Vietnam embassy for approval before returning to Vietnam. (Not applicable to passengers transiting through airports in Vietnam)
  • health declaration form must be completed and submitted prior to departure