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Travel Restrictions & International Regulations for Passengers Entry

 

 

 

Hong Kong:

  • Restricted Passengers: - All non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries and regions by plane will be denied entry to Hong Kong;
    - Non-Hong Kong residents coming from the Mainland, Macao, and Taiwan will be denied entry to Hong Kong if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days;
    - All transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will be suspended; and - All travelers coming from Macao and Taiwan, including Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents, will be subject to a 14 days compulsory quarantine, which is the same as the arrangement for people entering Hong Kong from the Mainland
  • Exempted Passengers: - Macao residents who are registered under the Macao scheme under agreement between the Macao Special Administrative Region Government and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government that they will be immediately taken by coach back to Macao upon entry;
    - Crew members of aircraft who need to commute to and from foreign places for performance of necessary duties or crew members of goods vessels;
    - Government officials carrying out government duties including personnel of consular posts;
    - Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents; and
    - Personnel engaged in anti-epidemic work endorsed by the HKSAR Government.

 

Baghdad, Basra, Najaf:

  • Airport closed until 11th April 2020.

 

Erbil & Sulaymania:

  • Airport closed until 11th April 2020

 

Jordan:

  • Airport closed until 13th April 2020

 

Kuwait:

  • Airport closed until 27th April 2020.

 

Doha:

  • Airport closed until 14th April 2020.

 

UAE:

  • Airport closed until 07th April 2020.

  

Istanbul:

  • Airport closed until 30th April 2020.

 

Lebanon:

  • Airport closed until 12th April 2020.

 

KSA:

  • Airport closed until 12th April 2020

 

Singapore:

  • Issuance of Stay-Home Notice (SHN) Effective 16th March 2020 (Visitors):
    - All visitors entering Singapore with recent travel history to ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam), Japan, Switzerland and the United Kingdom within the last 14 days will be issued with a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN).
    - These visitors will have to provide proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day SHN, for example a hotel booking covering the entire period, or a place of residence they or their family members own. They may also be swabbed for testing for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic. - The SHN will not apply to travelers transiting in Singapore without leaving the transit area, and to Singaporeans and Malaysians at land and sea crossings with Malaysia.
  • Issuance of Stay-Home Notice (SHN) Effective 16th March 2020 (Returning Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders (including work passes and permits, Student's Pass, Dependent’s Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass)
    - Returning Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders (including work passes and permits, Student's Pass, Dependent’s Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass) with travel history within the last 14 days to ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam), Japan, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Iran, Republic of Korea, Daegu city or Cheongdo county, Republic of Korea and Mainland China (outside of Hubei).
    - Those under the SHN will have to remain in their place of residence at all times for 14 days. The Government will continue to implement surveillance and enforcement measures to ensure compliance with the SHN, so that the well-being of the community is not put at risk.
    - ICA will be conducting mandatory checks on Singapore citizens, permanent residents and Long-Term Visit Pass holders who are placed on a 14-day SHN, from the day of return from the countries/regions listed above. Affected individuals will be contacted through multiple platforms including phone calls, WhatsApp or Short Message Service (SMS).
    - The SHN will not apply to travelers transiting in Singapore without leaving the transit area, and to Singaporeans and Malaysians at land and sea crossings with Malaysia.
  • Health Clearance Requirement (for nationals of ASEAN countries) Effective 16th March 2020:
    - All short-term visitors who are nationals of any ASEAN country must submit requisite information on their health condition for clearance before their intended date of travel into Singapore. All applicants must ensure that their applications have been approved by Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) before their travel to Singapore. Approved applications will be verified by the ICA officers at the Singapore checkpoints. Short-term visitors who arrive in Singapore without the necessary approval, or proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN), or do not meet prevailing entry requirements, will be denied entry into Singapore.
    - All nationals of ASEAN countries are advised to obtain the approved health clearance from MOH before making their travel bookings. All nationals of ASEAN countries intending to visit Singapore are to submit the required information at go.gov.sg/health clearance.
  • Denial of entry into Singapore
    - All new visitors with recent travel history to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Iran, Italy, Republic of Korea, Daegu city or Cheongdo county, Republic of Korea and Mainland China within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore:
    - The issuance of all forms of new visas and previously issued visas to those with People's Republic of China (PRC) passports and Iranian passports have been suspended. The visa-free transit facility for those with PRC passports has also been suspended with immediate effect.

 

Thailand:

  • Foreign Nationals: Foreigners will be banned from entering the country under the emergence decree.
  • Exempted Passenger: Thai Nationals (Passengers shall meet the following conditions):
    1. Present “Fit to Fly” health certificate
    2. Certifying letter from Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consulate Office or Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand
    3. Being shippers, diplomats, drivers, pilots and others permitted by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha and holding “Fit to Fly” health certificate

Israel:

  • Restricted Passengers: All passengers who is not Israeli citizen or resident are not allowed entry into Israel including transit passengers.
  • Exempted Passengers: Passengers that have a specific entry approval from the Population and Immigration Authority.

 

USA:

Detroit:

  • Restricted Passengers: All passengers arriving to USA who has traveled to Disease infected Zone Chines, Iran, Italy.
  • Exempted Passengers: USA citizen, lawful residence, Green Card, Crew Members

New York:

  • All international flights are suspended, and the Airport is open for reduced domestic operations until further notice.

Chicago:

Effective 16th March 2020 Suspend the entry into United States of all aliens, with certain exceptions, who have been physically present in the United Kingdom, or the Republic of Ireland during the 14 days period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United Status.
1. The suspension of entry does not apply to:
2. Any lawful permanent resident of the United States;
3. Any alien who is the spouse of a U.S citizen of lawful permanent resident;
4. Any alien who is the parent of legal guardian of a U.S citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S citizen of lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21;
5. Any alien who is the sibling of a U.S citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21;
6. Any alien who is the child. Foster child, or ward of a U.S citizen or lawful permanent resident, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classification;
7. Any alien travelling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment or mitigation of the virus;
8. Any alien traveling as a non immigrant pursuant to a C-1, D, or C-1/D non immigrant visa as a crew member or any alien otherwise traveling to the United States as air or sea crew.9. Any alien:
i. seeking entry into or transiting the United States pursuant to an A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3 (as a foreign government official or immediate family member of an official), E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa (or seeking to enter as a non immigrant in one of those NATO categories);
ii. whose travel falls within the scope of section 11 of the United Nations Headquarters Agreement;
10. any alien whose entry would not pose a significant risk of introducing, transmitting, or spreading the virus, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, or his designee;
11. any alien whose entry would further important United States law enforcement objectives, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees, based on a recommendation of the Attorney General or his designee;
12. any alien whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees; or13. members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
- Also effective for flights departing after 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 16, 2020, the Secretary of Homeland Security directed all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland within 14 days of the person’s entry or attempted entry into the United States to arrive at one of the 13 designated United States airports (JFK, ORD, SFO, SEA, HNL, LAX, ATL, IAD, EWR, DFW, DTW, BOS, MIA) where the United States government is focusing public health resources to implement enhanced screening procedures. Crew, and flights carrying only cargo (i.e., no passengers or non-crew), are excluded from this requirement. This includes deadheading crew.
- Aliens excepted by the proclamation who have been present in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland within the prior 14 days and who are seeking to enter the United States at an international airport must possess a valid passport and valid visa or other permissible travel authorization, and one of the following:
1. An I-551 (Green Card);
2. An A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3, E-1, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
3. A C-1, D, or C-1/D visa;
4. An advance parole document;
5. Documentation evidencing that the alien is traveling at the invitation of the United States government for a purpose related to containment or mitigation of the virus;6. Other documentation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the alien has been determined to fall within an exception identified above; or
7. For potential exceptions related to spouses, parents, siblings, or children of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, documentary evidence of the qualifying relationship and status of the relative, along with travel documents that would ordinarily be required for the stated purpose of the alien’s travel.

 

Egypt:

  • Airport closed until 15th April 2020

 

Larnaca:

  • Airport closed until 17th April 2020.

Austria:

  • Austrian citizens and foreigners with a visa D issued in Austria, with a valid residence permit or a documentation of the right of residence according to the Aliens Police Act, the Settlement and Residence Act or the Asylum Act 2005: immediate 14-day self-monitored home quarantine, attached to be filed & signed by hand.
  • Third country nationals who are not covered by point 1 and entry from outside the Schengen area: entry by air prohibited.
  • Members of diplomatic missions, employees of international organizations and family members of these people living in the same household, humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel, transit passengers, people involved in freight transport: Entry possible with health certificate not older than 4 days or 14 daily accommodation in a suitable accommodation, unless immediate departure is ensured.
  • Other foreigners (EEA / EU citizens): Entry possible with health certificate not older than 4 days or 14 days in suitable accommodation, unless immediate departure is ensured.

 

Malaysia:

  • Restricted Passengers: Foreign passports holders, Malaysian working visa, expatriate, Malaysian student visa, Malaysia my 2nd home.
  • Exempted Passengers: Malaysian passport holder, Permanent residence (PR) of Malaysia, Diplomatic passport holder.
      

Russia:

  • Airport closed until further notice
  • Tunis:

    Airport closed until 19th April 2020

     

    Denmark: 

    • Restricted Passengers: Passenger from outside Denmark are prohibited to enter Denmark.
    • Exempted Passengers: 1. Nationals and residents of Denmark.
      2. Passengers with one of the following travel purposes: visiting a critically or terminal ill family member, participating in a funeral, called for a court case, exercising visitation rights with a minor, being a legal guardian for a minor, already in an ongoing health treatment, being employed in Denmark (documentation needed).
      3. Passengers in transit or with connecting flights, who have a valid ticket for next destination which must be non-domestic.
      4. Passengers who can provide documentation for having their vehicle parked at Copenhagen airport, and who need the vehicle for their ongoing journey out of Denmark (e.g. to Sweden).

     

    Germany:

    • Restricted Passengers: Passengers from all Non-Schengen states are prohibited to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.
    • Exempted Passengers: 1. For the reason only to return to their home:
      A) EU-citizens and citizens of the Schengen associated states, and their family members
      B) Third-country nationals who are long-term residents under the long-term residence directive and persons deriving their right to reside from other EU directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas
      2. Other travelers with an essential function or need, including:
      A) Healthcare professionals, health researchers and elderly care professionals
      B) Frontier workers
      C) Transport personnel including flight crew engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary
      D) Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions
      E) Passengers in transit.

     

    Greece:

    • Restricted Passengers: All Non-EU citizens are prohibited to enter the Hellenic Republic.
    • Exempted Passengers:

      1. Family members of EU citizens. 2. Citizens of Schengen member states and their family members 3. Healthcare professionals and health researchers designated to support the Hellenic national healthcare system. 4. Third-country citizens who are long-term residents or long-term visa holders of an EU or Schengen member state. 5. Third country government members, diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their duties. 6. Passengers in transit. 7. Aircraft flight crew. 8. Non-EU or non-Schengen citizens travelling for imperative family or business reasons provided that the relevant authorization has been obtained by the Hellenic consulate.)

     

    Switzerland:

    • Restricted Passengers: Entry into Switzerland is refused to all Foreign Nationals.
    • Exempted Passengers: - Persons who have Swiss citizenship
      - Persons who hold a Swiss residence permit, a cross-border commuter permit, a visa issued by Switzerland for the purpose of business meetings as specialists in the field of health or official visit of great importance, or who have an assurance of a residence permit.
      - Persons who are entitled to freedom of movement and have a professional reason for entering Switzerland and have a confirmation of registration.
      - Persons who enter Switzerland merely for the purpose of transit with the intention and possibility of travelling on directly to another country.
      - Persons who are of great importance as specialists in the health sector.
      - All crew and minimum support staff that are required to carry out cargo and passenger flights.

     

    Algeria:

    • Airport closed until 01st July 2020

    Netherlands:

    • Restricted Passengers:All Non-Schengen Nationals
    • Exempted Passengers:

      1. For the reason to return to their home:
      a. All EU citizens and citizens of the Schengen associated states and their family members
      b. Third-country nationals who are long-term residents under the long-term residence directive and persons deriving their right to reside from other EU directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas
      2. Other travelers with an essential function or need, including:
      a. Healthcare professionals, health researchers and elderly care professionals
      b. Frontier workers
      c. Transport personnel including flight crew engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary
      d. Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions
      e. Passengers in transit
      f. Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons
      g. Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.
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    Spain:

    Barcelona:

    • Restricted Passengers:Non-essential travel from third countries to the European Union and Schengen Associated States
    • Exempted Passengers:1. The residents of the European Union or Schengen Associated States, traveling directly to their place of residence.2. The holders of a long-term visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State traveling back to such country
      3. The cross-border workers
      4. The healthcare or elderly care professionals traveling to carry out their work activities.
      5. The personnel dedicated to the transport of goods, in the exercise of their work activity and the necessary flight staff to carry out the air transport activities.
      6. The diplomatic, consular, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
      7. People traveling for family reasons that can be duly accredited
      8. People traveling for force majeure and humanitarian reasons that can be duly accredited.
    • Entry of EU citizens and their families who do not belong to the following category will be denied:Spanish residents or people traveling directly to their place of residence to EU member country or Schengen Associated State

     

    Madrid:

    • Restricted Passengers: Non-essential travel from third countries to the European Union and Schengen Associated States.
    • Exempted Passengers: - The residents of the European Union or Schengen Associated States, traveling directly to their place of residence.
      - The holders of a long-term visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State traveling back to such country
      - The cross-border workers
      - The healthcare or elderly care professionals traveling to carry out their work activities.- The personnel dedicated to the transport of goods, in the exercise of their work activity and the necessary flight staff to carry out the air transport activities.
      - The diplomatic, consular, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
      - People traveling for family reasons that can be duly accredited
      - People traveling for force majeure and humanitarian reasons that can be duly accredited.
    • Entry of EU citizens and their families who do not belong to the following category will be denied:Spanish residents or people traveling directly to their place of residence to EU member country or Schengen Associated State.

     

    France:

    • Restricted Passengers:Foreign nationalities than the exempted passengers.
    • Exempted Passengers:- Citizens of the European union and assimilated (Nationals of United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco, Switzerland, Vatican, san Marino), as well as their spouses and Children.
      - Third-country nationals who have a residence permit or long-stay visa in France or in the European Union, and who return to their Home.
      - Third-country nationals or nationals of the European union or Assimilated, who ensure international freight transport.
      - Health professionals who are third-country nationals or Nationals of the European union or assimilated, in order to fight against the spread of covid-19.
      - Passengers in international transit may board, provided their Connecting flight departs from the same terminal, and that their Connecting flight is confirmed.- Crew and support staff operating these cargo and passenger Flights, as well as those travelling as passengers in order to reach the starting point of their flight on duty, are exempt from entry Restrictions

     

    Italy:

    • Restricted Passengers:All passengers are prohibited to enter Schengen area.
    • Exempted Passengers: 1. For the reason only to return to their home: - Citizens of the Schengen associated states - Third-country nationals who are long term residents under the long-term residence directive and persons deriving their right to reside from other EU directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas
      2. Other travelers with an essential function or need, including: - Healthcare professionals, health researchers and elderly care professionals - Frontier workers - Transport personnel including flight crew engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary - Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions - Passengers in transit - Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons - Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.
      - All passengers entering Italy by air transport must check the entry conditions reported on the ministry of health'' s web site) and/0r Italian civil aviation authority before flight. Furthermore, all passengers, except those exempted, must stay 14 days in trustworthy isolation once arrived in Italy.

     

    United Kingdom:

    • Airport is currently Open, and passengers are permitted to travel providing travel documents are in order.

     

    Canada:

    • Restricted Passengers:All Nationalities.
    • Exempted Passengers: Canadian Citizen, Residence (P.R Card holder), Diplomats, Official Delegations