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 11 August 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.

 

Travel Insurance policy, Important Coverage Limitations – COVID 19, click here to know more.

 
  • OMAN – as of 11.08.2020

    1. Omani citizens shall have health insurance that covers COVID-19 valid in the country to which they are travelling.

    2. Foreigners arriving in Oman are subject to 14 days quarantine and must present confirmation of accommodation and means to cover its expenses.

    3. Arriving passengers shall be required to download and start the registration process on the Tarassud+ application before arrival.

    4. All visitors are required to have health insurance that covers COVID-19 valid for the full duration of their stay in Oman.

    5. Passenger holding new visa and approved by MoFA are allowed to enter.

    6. Passengers holding expired Resident Permit / Visa are allowed to enter provided MoFA approval obtained and holding electronic visa renewed form which is approved by ROP.

    7. Diplomatic passport holders do not require prior approval to enter/exit.

  • BAHRAIN – published 05.08.2020

    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.

    6. All passengers must wear face mask.

  • 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 05.08.2020

    1. Flights to Egypt restarted.

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

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

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

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

     

    Effective 15th Aug 2020

    6. Non- Egyptians guests arriving into CAI must hold a valid negative PCR issued not more than 72 hours prior the arrival time.

    7. Egyptians are exempted from the PCR test.

  • FRANCE - published 01.08.2020 (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. Passengers arriving from Bahrain, Panama, USA or United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.

    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

    3. Passengers arriving from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. Passengers without a medical certificate must take the test on arrival.

    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

    4. 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.

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

    6. Passengers are subject to quarantine or isolation.

  • Germany – published 10.08.2020 (source IATA News)

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    • British nationals;
    • 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;
    • immediate family members of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    • immediate family members of British nationals;
    • passengers with a residence permit issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland;
    • passengers with a long term visa issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland;
    • residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, They must have been living in the residence country for at least 6 months;
    • military personnel;
    • merchant seamen;
    • passengers traveling as students if they cannot complete their study outside Germany;
    • unmarried partners of residents of Germany. They must have a written invitation and a copy of the identity document of the resident in Germany. They must also have a declaration and be able to present proof of their relationship.

    1. 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;
    • passengers with a residence permit issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland;
    • passengers with a long term visa issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland;
    • residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. They must have been living in the residence country for at least 6 months;
    • military personnel;
    • merchant seamen.

    1. For more information, please refer to the website https://www.bundespolizei.de/Web/DE/04Aktuelles/01Meldungen/2020/03/200317_faq.html;

    2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

    3. All passengers travelling to Germany will need to take a COVID-19 test, except passengers on transit/transfer. Tests taken up to 48 hours prior to departure in Oman are accepted and passengers do not require mandatory test upon arrival. (ASM-FRA)

  • INDIA – published 30.07.2020 (source IATA News)

    1. Flights to India are suspended until 31 August 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.

    Effective 08th August

    5. All passengers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel.

    6. All passengers should also give an undertaking on the portal that they would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days i.e. 7 days paid institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring of health.

    7. Only for compelling reasons/ cases of human distress such as pregnancy, death in family, serious illness and parent(s) with children of the age of 10 years or below, home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days.

    8. If passengers wish to seek such exemption under para above, they shall apply to the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before boarding. The decision taken by the government as communicated on the online portal will be final.

    9. Passengers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India.

     

    Passengers arriving in to State of Karnataka

    Passengers arriving in to State of Maharastra

  • INDONESIA – published 04.08.2020 (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 must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival. They are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

    3. Airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival. They are subject to quarantine until their next flight.

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

    5. 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.

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

  • 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 05.08.2020

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 15 October 2020.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals of Italy;
    • nationals of and family members of nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See), who have not transited through or have been in Algeria, 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;
    • British nationals, family members of British nationals and of residents of the United Kingdom, who have not transited through or have been in Algeria, 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;
    • residents and family members of residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Vatican City (Holy See), who have not transited through or have been in Algeria, 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;
    • 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 the United Kingdom;
    • residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay who have not transited through or have been in Algeria, 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;
    • passengers traveling on business;
    • passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence;
    • students.

    2. Passengers and airline crew who have transited through or have been in Algeria, 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, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See), who were residing in Italy before 9 July 2020;
    • British nationals and family members of British nationals who were residing in Italy before 9 July 2020;
    • military personnel traveling on duty.

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

    4. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form prior to boarding. The form can be obtained at: https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2020/07/modulo_rientro_da_estero_08_07_2020_-_eng_0.pdf

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

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

    9. Flights from Algeria, 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.

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

  • JORDAN – published 06.08.2020

    1. Flights to Jordan are suspended until 18 August 2020.

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

  • KENYA – as of 07.08.2020

    1. Flights to Kenya restarted.

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

    3. Passengers must complete the "Travelers Health Surveillance Form" online at https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/

    4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found at https://www.kcaa.or.ke/quarantine-exempted-states

    5. All arriving passengers on international flights from the list of approved States whose body temperature is NOT above 37.5° C (99.5°F); do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms; have negative PCR based COVID-19 test carried out within 96 hours before travel will be exempted from quarantine. The list of approved States whose travellers are exempt from quarantine can be accessed in the KCAA website: https://www.kcaa.or.ke/quarantine-exempted-states and will be reviewed as necessary to accommodate changes communicated by the approving Authority.

    6. The mandatory Ministry of Health Travellers Health Surveillance online Form must be filled and submitted prior to travel. The online form should be accessed from the Ministry of Health website: https://bit.ly/COVID19 MOH

    7. All crew shall be exempt from quarantine after operating any flight if their body temperature is not above 37.5° C (99.5°F); do not exhibit symptoms of COVID–19 and there is no suspected case of COVID-19 on their flight. With a suspected case of COVID-19 on the flight, the crew shall be quarantined at home or designated facility. If results are negative they shall be allowed to resume normal duties.

  • KUWAIT – as of 05.08.2020 (Source IATA News)

    1. Passengers who have been in or transited through Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo (Rep.), Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka or Syria in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.

    • This does not apply to nationals of Kuwait.
    • This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic or special passport. They must have prior approval from the Embassy of Kuwait.

    2. Passengers who have been in or transited through Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo (Rep.), Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka or Syria must stay in a country not listed above for at least 14 days.

    • This does not apply to nationals of Kuwait.

    3. Residents of Kuwait who left Kuwait before 1 September 2019 are not allowed to enter Kuwait.

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

    • This does not apply to infants.
    • This does not apply to passengers in transit.

    5. Passengers are subject to medical screening and self-isolation for 14 days.

    6. Passengers should install “Shlonik" and “Kuwait-Mosafer" applications on their personal device.

    7. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.

    8. Nationals of GCC countries are not allowed to enter with a Civil ID card.

    • This does not apply to nationals of Kuwait with a Civil ID card if they used the card when they departed from Kuwait.
  • MALAYSIA – Published 31.07.2020

    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:

    • 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; and
    • must present a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) issued by a Malaysian representation, to carriers prior to
    • departure and to immigration upon arrival.

    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 09.08.2020 (Source IATA News)

    This does not apply to repatriation flights.

    1. Passengers must complete the "Passenger Health Form" before departure at http://www.onda.ma/form.php.

    2. The form must be printed and presented on arrival.

  • 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 06.08.2020

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals of the Philippines;
    • spouses or children of nationals of the Philippines traveling together or traveling to join the national of Philippines;
    • merchant seamen with a 9(c) visa issued by the Philippines;
    • nationals of India with a Temporary Resident Visa;
    • nationals of China (People's Rep.) with a Permanent Resident Visa who is spouse of a national of the Philippines;
    • 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..

    2. Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.

    • Foreign spouses of Filipino nationals
    • Foreign minor children, and foreign children with special needs regardless of age, of Filipino nationals and
    • Foreign parents of minor Filipino children and of Filipino children with special needs regardless of age.

    3. Exempted Nationals still need to secure visa prior to arrival in the country.

    4. Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test at their own expense, they are subject to quarantine and must present a completed Case Investigation Form.

    5. All arriving OFW’s (Overseas Filipino Workers) will be subjected to Covid 19 testing under Government expense, including quarantine facilities.

    6. All (ROF) Returning Overseas Filipinos will be subjected to Covid 19 testing and quarantine facilities under their own expense

    7. 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.

    Effective 15th August

    1. All passengers shall wear mask and face shields.

  • QATAR – published 05.08.2020

    1. All arriving passengers have to install “EHTERAZ” application on their cell phones.

    2. Passengers arriving from Low-Risk Countries

    • Will be required to do a PCR test upon arrival at airport
    • Sign a commitment for one-week self-quarantine
    • Will proceed to one of the accredited health centres by the end of the one week self-quarantine to do the PCR test and according to the test result, passengers will then follow the rest of procedures published on the Ministry of Public Health website.
    • List of Low Risk Countries: Brunei, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand, Malta, Finland, Hungary, South Korea, Estonia, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Japan, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Denmark, Netherland, Germany, Morocco, Poland, France, Australia, Canada, Slovenia, Belgium, United Kingdom, Czechia, Austria, Switzerland, Algeria, Turkey, Iceland, Spain, Croatia, Andorra,
    • Exemption: Passenger will be exempted from the PCR test upon arrival in case he is carrying a (COVID-19) Disease-Free certificate from an accredited medical centre from the country of his departure, provided that the date of this certificate does not exceed 48hours prior to travel time, then rest of above mentioned procedure to be followed.

    3. Passengers from other countries and do not have accredited medical centres for COVID-19 test,

    • Must book a quarantine hotel for one week thorough “Discover Qatar” website, prior to arrival.
    • Will do a PCR test on day six of the Hotel Quarantine and according to the test result, passengers will then follow rest of procedures published on the Ministry of Public Health website.
    • Exeption: In case the person is carrying a (COVID-19) Disease-Free certificate from an accredited medical centre from the country of his departure, provided that the date of this certificate do not exceed 48 hours prior to the travel time, and that arriving passengers will be committed to one-week self quarantine under same conditions as passengers coming from low-risk countries.

    4. For Qatari Nationals, their spouses, their husbands, their childred, and holders of permenent residency holders;

    • They can freely travel and return at any time, provided they are following the above mentioned instructions according to the country they are coming from.
    • Passengers subject to the above mentioned condition of Hotel Quarantine will be exempted from bearing the cost of the Hotel, in case they are having overseas medical treatment at state expenses, same their registered companions, as well as officials on duty travels, since their speosors will duly bear the hotel cost.

    5. For GCC Nationals,

    • Return permit is not required
    • Hotel booking is must through “discover Qatar” if he/she is traveling from high risk countries and PCR test required on arrival.
    • If arriving from lower risk countries required PCR test on arrival and home quarantine applies
    • Individuals should carry passport ( no ID card is accepted)

    With reference to Residents

    • They are allowed to return effective 01st August 2020, by getting a Return Permit through “Qatar Portal”

    6. Passengers requiring self-quarantine (Home Quarantine)

    • Ministry of Public Health had identified categories of passengers that are requiring self-quarantine, regardless of country of arrival, these categories are published through the Ministry of Public Health website.
    • For more information regarding self-quarantine, or Hotel Quarantine, as well as names of the accredited medical centres for COVID-19 test overseas, please refer to the Ministry of Public Health website: https://covid-19.moph.gov.qa (Source CAA Qatar Circular 13 for the year 2020)
  • RUSSIAN FED. – as of 03.08.2020

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

    This does not apply to:

    • nationals of the Russian Fed and their family members;
    • permanent residents of the Russian Fed;
    • British nationals and residents of the United Kingdom if arriving from the United Kingdom;
    • nationals and residents of Switzerland if arriving from Switzerland;
    • nationals and residents of Tanzania if arriving from Tanzania;
    • nationals and residents of Turkey if arriving from Turkey

    2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The medical certificate must be issued in Russian or in English. A notarized translation to Russian is accepted.

    • This does not apply to nationals of the Russian Fed.

    3. Passengers transiting the Russian Fed. must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID 19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.

    • This does not apply to nationals of the Russian Fed.

    4. All passengers are subject to 14 days quarantine.

  • 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 08.08.2020 (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 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;
    • unmarried partners of residents of Switzerland, They must have a written invitation from the residents in Switzerland and present proof of their relationship

    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 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 are subject to quarantine for 10 days.

     

    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 05.08.2020 (Source CM/Tanzania)

    1. All passengers are subject to enhanced screening for COVID-19 infection. There will be no 14 days mandatory quarantine.

    2. All passengers from those countries that require a COVID-19 negative test, as a condition for travelling, must present the certificate upon arrival. Passengers from other countries with symptoms and signs related to COVID-19 infection, will undergo enhanced screening and may be tested for RT-PCR;

    3. All passengers arriving on airlines that require a COVID-19 negative test, as a condition for acceptance on the flight, must present the certificate upon arrival. Passengers arriving on other airlines, that do not request for COVID-19 negative test report, will undergo enhanced screening and may be tested for RT-PCR;

    4. Crew members are not subject present a negative test COVID-19 certificate as a condition of entry or departure. However, they will be screened for symptoms and signs in line with the country’s protocol;

    5. While in the country, all international travelers should observe adherence to Infection, Prevention and Control measures such as hand hygiene, wearing masks and keeping physical distancing as deemed appropriate;

    6. All travelers are required to truthfully fill out Traveler’s Surveillance Form available onboard or in any other transport means and submit to Port Health Authorities upon arrival;

    7. All international arriving passengers shall dispose-of their masks after use during travel at designated waste collection containers upon arrival;

    8. Airlines must provide Advance Passenger Information so as to allow the Points of Entry Authorities to scrutinize the manifest for possible high-risk passenger identification;

  • 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 07.08.2020

    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.

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

    7. Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae

    This does not apply to:

    • children younger than 12 years;
    • passengers with severe or moderate disabilities

    8. Passengers arriving from USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab This does not apply to:

    • children younger than 12 years;
    • passengers with severe or moderate disabilities

    9. Passengers not arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.

    • This does not apply to:
    • children younger than 12 years;
    • passengers with severe or moderate disabilities

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

  • 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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