Travel Advisory on COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak

Prepared in accordance with IATA News daily updates and based on travel advisories that we are aware of.

 

Published on 29 July 2020. Further updates will be provided every 24 hours.

 

You are advised to monitor and check official websites of World Health Organization, relevant authorities and local government agencies for the latest developments on COVID-19 coronavirus. Do adjust your travel plans based on the latest information provided.

 

Code share flight operations are also affected due to cancellation of partner airlines flights. You are advised to check with originating airport airline office to ensure that your travel is not affected prior to commencement of journey.

 

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  • OMAN – as of 26.07.2020

    1. Flight to Oman are suspended.

    • This does not apply to humanitarian and repatriation flights.

      2. Passengers Travelling out of Oman

      • Omani citizens shall have health insurance valid in the country to which they are travelling.
      • Shall comply with the conditions of the country to which they are travelling to.
      • Are allowed to travel from Oman without permit.

      3. Passengers Arriving Oman

      • Citizens arriving to Oman are subject to 14 days of domestic quarantine.
      • Non-Omanis are allowed to enter Oman only under a permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via their embassy or sponsor or national airlines (Oman Air and Salam Air).
      • Foreigners arriving to Oman are subject to home quarantine for 14 days and must present confirmation of accommodation.
      • Aircraft crew are exempted from the 14 days quarantine and subject to the precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health
      • Are required to download and start the registration process on the “Tarassud+” application (from Apple Store of Google Store) before arrival as well as pay an amount of 5 OMR to obtain a tracking bracelet to wear during quarantine.
      • All visitors are required to have health insurance valid for the full duration of their stay in Oman.
      • Foreign diplomats returning to Oman are excluded from the previous conditions except for the domestic quarantine requirement.
  • BAHRAIN – published 22.07.2020

    1. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.

    • This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, official, service or United Nations passport.

    2. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals and residents of Bahrain;
    • nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates;
    • passengers with an e-visa obtained before departure;
    • military personnel

    3. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and to quarantine for 10 days.

    4. Border crossing on the causeway is suspended.

    5. Passengers must pay the fees before departure at http://bh.bh/BeAware or via the self-service payment kiosk at the airport.

  • CANADA - Published on 21.03.2020

    1. Passengers who have been outside of Canada or USA in the past 14 days, are not allowed to enter Canada.

    • This does not apply to nationals of Canada and their immediate family members.
    • This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
    • This does not apply to diplomats.
    • This does not apply to airline crew.
    • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;

       

      b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;

       

      c. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;

       

      d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;

       

      e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;

       

      f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;

       

      g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;

       

      h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon who has not been outside Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon / Canada / U.S. in the last 14 days;

       

      i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;

       

      j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.

    2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to travel to Canada until:

    • they have waited for a period of 14 days; or
    • they can present a medical certificate that confirms the patient is free from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    3. Passengers are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days upon arrival at their final destination in Canada.

  • CHINA (People's Rep.) – Published 26.07.2020 (Source IATA News)

    Passenger travelling from Oman

    According to the joint announcement of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs of China and Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

    • Chinese and foreign travellers who are to fly from Oman to China are required to take nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 within 5 days before boarding and only those who test negative can be allowed to board the plane.
    • Oman Air is rquested to help check the health codes or the Health Declaration Forms of relevant passengers during check-in or before boarding. The following procedures are for your reference:
    • a) For Chinese passengers, only those who can present green health codes with an "HS" mark are allowed on board. The passport or other travel document numbers (with some digits in the middle replaced by asterisks) shown on the top of the health codes can be used to verify whether a passenger is presenting his or her own codes.
    • b) For foreign passengers, only those who can present Health Declaration Forms issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate are allowed on board. Please be noted that a Health Declaration Form is different from a Chinese visa.
    • c) Both the green health code with an "HS" mark and the Health Declaration Forms have a validity period. The health code will turn gray when expired. In the case of a flight delay, please check the validity of the health code or the Health Declaration Forms based on the original departure time, and if valid, please allow the passenger with such a gray health code or an expired Health Declaration Forms on board.
    • d) For passengers departing from Oman and ultimately bound for China who transfer via other countries, the above-mentioned procedures for checking their health codes or Health Declaration Forms should also be followed. Otherwise, they may not be allowed to board the connecting flight.
    • e) For flights ultimately bound for China which make a technical stopover in Oman, there is no need to check the health codes or Health Declaration Forms of their passengers during the stopover. Only those China-bound passengers who board the plane during the stopover in Oman are required to have their health codes or Health Declaration Forms checked.

  • EGYPT – as of 01.07.2020

    1. Flights to Egypt restarted.

     

    2. A completed "Public Health Card" must be presented to immigration upon arrival.

     

    3. Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Egypt.

    • This does not apply to nationals and residents of Egypt.

    4. All passengers above 6 years must wear face mask.

     

    5. Passengers must maintain social separation between passengers when embark and disembark.

    6. Passengers must complete the Declaration Form before boarding the flight and must submit to Quarantine Authority upon arrival.

  • FRANCE - published 22.07.2020 (source IATA News)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals of France, if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte, and their spouses and children;
    • British nationals and nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte; and their spouses and children;
    • passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, Morocco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State;
    • passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte;
    • merchant seamen if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte;
    • students if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte

    2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate can be obtained at consulates or at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.

    • This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, Morocco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State.

    3. Passengers are subject to quarantine or isolation.

    4. Passengers must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • GERMANY – published 21.07.2020 (source IATA News)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

    This does not apply to:

    • passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom;
    • nationals of Germany;
    • passengers with a residence permit issued by Germany;
    • residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, New Zealand, Thailand and Uruguay;
    • passengers with a "D" Visa issued by Germany;
    • husband, wife, child and registered partner of nationals or residents of Germany;
    • nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and their family members returning via Germany to their country of residence;
    • British nationals and their family members returning via Germany to their country of residence;
    • military personnel;
    • merchant seamen;
    • passengers traveling as students if they cannot complete their study outside Germany

    2. Passengers are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    • British nationals;
    • family members of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    • family members of British nationals;
    • residents of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    • residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, New Zealand, Thailand and Uruguay;
    • military personnel;
    • merchant seamen

    3. For more information, please refer to the website https://www.bundespolizei.de/Web/DE/04Aktuelles/01Meldungen/2020/03/200317_faq.html;jsessionid=97A3BB54ABD2E6A6A7D1D39F30BEC55C.2_cid324

    4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

  • INDIA – published 17.07.2020 (source IATA News)

    1. Flights to India are suspended until 31 July 2020.

    • This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights.

    2. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

    • This does not apply to:
    • nationals of India;
    • residents of India;
    • passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet;
    • students if one of the parents is a national of India or OCI card holder;
    • minors if one of the parents is a national of India or OCI card holder;
    • spouses of nationals of India;
    • single parents of a minor who is national of India or OCI card holder;
    • passengers returning from a neighboring country via India to their country of residence;
    • passengers with diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations or project visas.

    3. Visas and e-visas issued before 30 June 2020 are invalidated.

    This does not apply to:

    • Diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations or project visas/all category of Employment visas;
    • airline crew;
    • Business visa (excluding B-3 visa for sports).

    4. Passengers arriving in India:

    • are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days; and
    • must install "Arogya Setu" in their personal device; and
    • must present a completed Self-declaration form

    5. All returnees arriving at Kerala Airports need to wear N95 Mask, Face, Shield, Hand Gloves and have Sanitizers for frequent disinfection of hands during the travel.

    6. Passengers arriving onboard charter flights or repatriation flights at Maharashtra Airports shall sign an undertaking to meet Quarantine charges upon arrival.

  • INDONESIA – published 10.07.2020 (Source IATA News)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit.

    • This does not apply to nationals of Indonesia.
    • This does not apply to passengers with a Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP).
    • This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic or a service visa.
    • This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic or service stay permit.
    • This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued after 31 March 2020.

    2. Passengers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival.

    3. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

    4. Airline crew without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next flight.

    5. Deadhead crew will be given an entry stamp. They must:

    • have a valid crew ID card or crew member certificate;
    • provide written notification to Immigration Officer proving they will be on duty on the return flight. The notification must be received by Immigration Officer minimum 24 hours from arrival.
  • IRAN – published 27.07.2020 (Source IATA News)

    1. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities for passengers traveling as tourists.

    2. E-visas can be obtained before departure at http://e_visa.mfa.ir/en/. Passengers must have a confirmation email.

    3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival.

    4. Nationals of Iran arriving without a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

    5. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine at their own expense.

    6. A completed self-declaration form concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) must be presented upon arrival.

  • ITALY – Published 24.07.2020

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 July 2020.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals or residents of Italy;
    • passengers arriving from Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom or Uruguay;
    • passengers traveling on business;
    • passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence

    2. Passengers and airline crew who have transited through or have been in Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama, Peru or Serbia in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals of and family members of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and EEA Member States who were residing in Italy before 16 July 2020;
    • British nationals and family members of British nationals who were residing in Italy before 16 July 2020;
    • airline crew arriving from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.) and Serbia

    3. Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020.

    4. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form to the transporting carrier and must communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at local health units (ASL) of the entrance district.

    • This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.

    5. Passengers arriving in Sardinia must present a completed "Health Declaration Form" upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://sus.regione.sardegna.it/sus/covid19/regimbarco/init.

    6. Passengers arriving in Calabria must present a completed "Health Declaration Form" upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://home.rcovid19.it/.

    7. Passengers arriving in Puglia must present a completed "Health Declaration Form" upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.regione.puglia.it/web/salute-sport-e-buona-vita/-/riapertura-delle-regioni-regole-per-gli-spostamenti-da-e-per-la-puglia

    8. Passengers arriving in Sicily must present a completed "Health Declaration Form" upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.lasicilia.it/userUpload/moduloregione.pdf.

    9. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found at https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html.

    10. Flights from Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama, Peru and Serbia are suspended.

  • JORDAN – published 27.07.2020

    1. Flights are suspended until 04th August.

    This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

    Effective 05th August 2020

    2. Resumption of commercial passenger flights in response to Jordan government decision;

    3. Passenger flights starting from 5 August 2020, flights from the Countries and regions listed in item (a) are allowed to land at Jordanian airports.

    4. Passengers are permitted to enter Jordan without the need of mandatory quarantine, provided that they have resided in the countries and regions mentioned in item (a) for the last 14 days and meet the following requirements:

    • a) Austria ,Canada, China , Cyprus , Denmark, Estonia , Georgia ,Germany , Iceland , Ireland , Italy , Latvia , Lithuania , Malaysia, Malta , New Zealand , Norway , Switzerland , Taiwan And Thailand.(note 1).
    • b) Passenger requirements:
    • Have a PCR test with a negative result max 72 hours before Departure (note 2) and,
    • Have a valid health insurance that covers Covid-19 treatment for the whole period of the intended visit (this condition does not apply to Jordanian nationality ) and,
    • Complete and submit passenger health declaration and locator Forms (note 3) and,
    • PCR test is required upon arrival to Jordan (note 2) and,
    • Install (Aman application) on mobile device.
    • Passengers required to complete the electronic application on https://imsva91-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=www.visitjordan.gov.jo&umid=fe64a903-ab30-6d05-ac7c-e2b528bcf110&auth=6193517f88983243f78fabc078ce8d4fc7da71cb-a24f8909dbb01d0053c7e4ccee306c6af3f067c6 for the above requirements and receive acceptance QR code min 24 hours before flight (note 2)
    • c) Crew requirements:
    • Layovers are only permitted in hotels accepted to Jordan ministry of Health for institutional quarantine. No PCR test is required upon )
    • Arrival Crew Health Declaration form shall be completed and submitted to the authorities.
    • d) Any flight operated from a country or region not mentioned in Item (a) is not allowed to operate to Jordanian civil airport except In the following cases :
    • Emergency, cargo, humanitarian/medevac, repatriation, united Nation and state/diplomatic flights.
    • Technical stops where crew and passengers do not disembark.
    • As alternate airports identified in a flight plan for flight planning purposes.
    • Domestic flights with prior permission, training flights and Flight test.

    Note (1): In case technical stops are required, disembarkation in Countries/regions not included in item (a) will not be allowed.

    Note (2): PCR tests are not required for children under 5 years old.

    Note (3): Passengers are responsible for the accuracy of the provided information. Passenger who fail to provide correct information or give a falsified information will be subject to a fine of 10,000 Jordanian dinar.

  • KENYA – as of 08.07.2020

    1. All international flights to Kenya are suspended.

     
    • This does not apply to:
    • a. Aircraft in state of emergency.
    • b. Technical stops where passengers do not disembark.
    • c. Operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, repatriation and diplomatic flights approved by appropriate authorities.

    2. All crew will have to self-isolate within designated airport hotels at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period.

    3. All approved flights must provide a completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs.

  • KUWAIT – as of 27.07.2020 (Source IATA News)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals of Kuwait and their first degree family members, They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the state of Kuwait embassy;
    • passengers with a residence permit issued by the Ministry of Health in Kuwait, and their first degree family members;
    • passengers with an expired residence permit issued under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Health in Kuwait, and their first degree family members;
    • domestic workers if accompanied by a national of Kuwait, They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the state of Kuwait embassy;
    • passengers with a diplomatic passport or UN passport, members of UNESCO with prior approval from the government authorities

    2. Effective 01.08.2020 Commercial Flight Operation can resume.

  • MALAYSIA – Published 27.07.2020

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia until 31 August 2020.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals of Malaysia;
    • permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card;
    • passengers with a sticker label visa in their passport specifying that they are spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia;
    • passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) with a printed entry permission from Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture;
    • passengers with a diplomatic passport;
    • passengers with an official passport on a diplomatic mission;
    • students with an immigration approval

    2. Passengers arriving in Malaysia:

    • are subject to medical screening; and
    • are subject to quarantine at government monitored facilities for 14 days, at their own expense; and
    • must install 'MySejahtera app' in their smart phone

    3. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight; and

    • must install 'MySejahtera app' in their smart phone

    4. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.

    • This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah or Sarawak.

  • MALDIVES - published 15.07.2020 (Source IATA News)

    1. Tourists travelling to the Maldives will be provided visa on arrival. Tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.

    2. All arrival passengers should complete their online Health Declaration Forms before arrival (but not exceed 24 hours before arrival time)'

    3. All passengers above 6 years must wear face mask unless for medical reasons.

  • MOROCCO - published 10.07.2020 (Source IATA News)

    1. Flights to Morocco are suspended.

  • NEPAL – published 22.07.2020

    1. Flights to Nepal are suspended until 16th August 2020.

    • This does not apply to medical and repatriation flights.

    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    3. A completed "Passengers Locator Card" must be presented to the "health desk" upon arrival.

    Effective 17th August

    4. Flights planned to resume

  • PAKISTAN – as of 28.07.2020

    1. Airlines are allowed to operate with prior permission.

    2. Passengers are allowed to enter until further notice with special permission.

    • This does not apply to diplomatic, special and flights of national carriers. They must have a special approval from the competent authority for transporting stranded passengers.

    3. Flights to Gwadar (GWD) and Turbat (TUK) are suspended.

    • This does not apply to diplomatic, special and flights of national carriers. They must have a special approval from the competent authority for transporting stranded passengers.

    4. A completed International Passenger Health Declaration Form must be presented upon arrival

    5. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

    6. Airline crew are subject to medical screening.

  • PHILIPPINES – Published 27.07.2020 (Source IATA News)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

    • This does not apply to nationals of the Philippines.
    • This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of the Philippines.
    • This does not apply to merchant seamen with a 9(c) visa issued by the Philippines.

    2. Non Oversees Foreign Workers must undergo Swab Testing in the arrival terminal at own cost of USD80.

    3. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

    4. A completed Case Investigation Form must be presented upon arrival

    5. Passengers traveling to Davao (DVO) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.

    6. Transit passengers are allowed, provided it is approved and coordinated by DFA to Philippine Immigration. Connecting flight of transit guest must be on same day and must stay at transit area until his/her departure

    Effective 1 August 2020:

    7. Passengers with a 13(a), 13(b), 13(c), 13(d), 13(e), 13(g), RA 7919, EO324 or Native-born visa issued by the Philippines are allowed to enter.

  • QATAR – published 15.06.2020

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Qatar.

    • This does not apply to nationals of Qatar.
    • This does not apply to residents of Qatar with a Permanent Residence card.

    2. Nationals and residents of Qatar with a Permanent Residence card of Qatar are subject to quarantine for 14 days. They must have a hotel reservation for this period.

  • RUSSIAN FED. – as of 26.07.2020

    1. As of 15JUL2020, passengers arriving to Russia are no longer required to stay in quarantine. The negative COVID-19 or positive COVID-19 antigen test must be made either max 3 days before arrival, or within 3 days after arrival to Russia.

    2. Russian citizens are allowed exit provided they have justification (valid residence in another country, family reunion, work (including diplomats), study, medical treatment)

    3. International flights will be reinstated from August,1st,2020, with three countries: United Kingdom, Turkey, Tanzania

    4. Russian visa issuance is resumed for citizens of UK, Turkey and Tanzania, as well as for permanent residents of UK, Turkey and Tanzania, holding passports of other countries.

    5. Entry of foreign citizens is subject to prior approval from Immigration authorities and local Russian consulate, provided they have justification (valid residence in Russia, family reunion, work (including diplomats), study, medical treatment).

    6. International flights will be operating from/to Moscow, Moscow region, St Petersburg, Rostov-On-Don airports.

    7. International flights to other countries, other than cargo, special and repatriation, are still suspended.

    8. Cargo flights are allowed.

  • SAUDI ARABIA – Published on 19.05.2020 (Source IATA News)

    1. Flights to Saudi Arabia are suspended.

    • This does not apply to technical stops, humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights. These flights are subject to prior approval from GACA.
  • Switzerland – as of 23.07.2020 (Source IATA News)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    • British nationals;
    • passengers arriving from Schengen Member States;
    • passengers arriving directly from Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See);
    • family members of nationals of EEA Member States, They must present proof of their relationship;
    • family members of British nationals, They must present proof of their relationship;
    • residents of Liechtenstein and Switzerland;
    • residents of Schengen Member States returning directly via Switzerland to their country of residence;
    • passengers with a D visa issued by Switzerland;
    • passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020

    2. Passengers are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    • British nationals;
    • passengers arriving directly from Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See);
    • family members of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    • family members of British nationals;
    • residents of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    • passengers with a D visa issued by Switzerland;
    • passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020

    3. Passengers who have been in the following countries in the past 14 days are subject to quarantine for 10 days: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Eswatini, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Turks and Caicos Isl. United Arab Emirates and USA.

    Quarantine exceptions

    Passengers who spend less than 24Hrs in transit area in the airports of high risk countries are exempted from the Quarantine

    Passengers who are who professionally transport travelers or goods across the border by road, rail, boat or plane;

    • b. whose activity is absolutely necessary to maintain:
    • 1. capacities of the health system,
    • 2. security and public order,
    • 3. the functioning of institutional beneficiaries within the meaning of art. 2,
    • al. 1, of the law of 22 June 2007 on the host State2;
    • vs. who, within the framework of their professional activity within companies of transport by rail, bus, boat or plane, transport travelers crossing the border and who have therefore stayed in a State or area with high risk of infection;
    • d. who, for compelling professional or medical reasons without possibility deferment, enter Switzerland daily or for a maximum of 5 days;
    • e. who have stayed in a high risk state or area infection for less than 24 hours as a transit passenger;
    • f. who only enter Switzerland to cross it, with the intention and the possibility to continue their journey directly to another country
  • SRI LANKA – published 15.07.2020

    1. Airports in Sri Lanka are closed.

    • This does not apply to humanitarian flights to Colombo (CMB).

    2. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening and self-quarantine.

    • This does not apply to airline crew who do not disembark the aircraft.

    3. A completed "Health Declaration Form" must be presented upon arrival.

  • TANZANIA – as of 06.07.2020

    1. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

    2. A completed "Health Form" must be presented to the Ministry of Health personnel upon arrival.

  • THAILAND – as of 24.07.2020

    1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Thailand until 31 August 2020.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals and residents of Thailand;
    • passengers who are spouses, parents or children of a national of Thailand;
    • airline crew with a return scheduled flight;
    • students

    2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.

    • This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.

    3. Passengers must have:

    • an insurance to cover medical expenses in Thailand, and
    • a Certificate of Entry issued by Royal Thai Embassy, and
    • a Fit to Fly health certificate

    4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

    5. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.

    6. Airline crew staying overnight must have a guarantee letter from the airline or a health insurance certificate with a coverage cost of at least USD 100,000.

  • TURKEY- as of 25.07.2020 (Source IATA News)

    1. Passengers arriving from Afghanistan or Bangladesh are not allowed to enter.

    This does not apply to nationals and residents of Turkey.

    2. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.

  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – published 24.07.2020

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

    • This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.
    • This does not apply to residents of United Arab Emirates.
    • This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
    • This does not apply to nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia with a United Arab Emirates Identity Card arriving at Dubai (DXB).

    2. All Evacuation flights must have PAX APP data and Crew APP data; all ferry flights must have crew APP data.

    3. Residents of United Arab Emirates:

    4. A completed self-declaration health form must be presented upon arrival at Dubai (DXB).

    5. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) must have:

    • health insurance, and
    • a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival. If they don't have the certificate, they are subject to a PCR test on arrival. If the test result is positive, they are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

    6. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.

    7. Passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have:

    8. Passengers and airline crew arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

     

    Effective 01st August,

    1. All citizens, residents, tourists and transit passengers are require to obtain a negative COVID19 certificate before arriving into DXB or DWC.

    2. All passengers arriving from the list of 30 countries (Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Djibouti, Egypt, Eretria, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Montenegro, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA (California, Florida, Texas), Uzbekistan) will undergo another PCR test upon arriving into DXB or DWC.

    3. All passengers including citizens, residents and tourists departing from DXB or DWC to the European Union or United Kingdom are required to carry a negative COVID19 certificate.

    4. Children under the age of 12 and children with moderate to severe disabilities are except from PCR.

    5. Negative COVID19 certificates are valid for 96 hours from time of PCR.

  • United Kingdom – as of 10.07.2020

    1. Effective 8th Jun 2020, all travelers arriving into the UK will be required to undergo a 14 days mandatory quarantine in self isolation. You will also be required to register online and fill in the Passenger Locator Form. An electronic receipt of this will be asked at check in. Please click here for more details of UK Government’s requirements (link to be embedded www.gov.uk/uk-border-control )

    Crew and passengers arriving from Common Travel Area (Ireland, Isle of Man) are exempted.

    2. A completed "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" must be presented to immigration upon arrival. The form can be obtained before departure at https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/public-health-passenger-locator-form

    3. Heathrow: Oman Air will operate from Terminal 2 until further notice.

    4. Manchester: Premium lounge “Aspire” is temporarily closed.

    5. Manchester: Operational hours restricted to 0600hrs to 1600hrs local.

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