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The following information are for reference only. Passengers should refer to the latest information published by the government of their destination country.

The following information is the best of China Airlines’ knowledge at the time of publication and is being reviewed and updated by China Airlines. Given the rapidly evolving nature of the international response to the COVID-19 outbreak, China Airlines cannot guarantee its accuracy and can accept no liability for any errors or omissions. China Airlines reserves the right to add or change information at any time. Links to third party websites of third parties are offered as a courtesy. China Airlines expresses no opinion on the content of the websites of third parties and does not accept any responsibility for third-party information. You should make your own independent inquiries before relying on any information or materials contained on these pages.

Latest Update : 15:30 TPE (GMT+8),  27 November 2020  


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Region

DestinationEntry Restrictions and Quarantine Requirements
Mainland ChinaBeijing

1. All foreign passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Mainland China. (Starting from 0:00 on September 28, 2020, the foreigners who hold valid residence permits for work, private affairs, or reunion are allowed to enter into Mainland China. There is no need to re-apply for a visa. Travelers holding the above three types of residence permits that have expired after 0:00 on March 28, 2020, may apply for a renew visa to via the Chinese embassy if their purposes of visiting remain unchanged.)
2. The current visas or relevant documents they holding are not valid for use.
3.Taiwan residents are allowed to enter Beijing by the valid Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents.
4.Taiwan residents holding the Taiwan ID card and the expired Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents can make the declaration to the immigration of Beijing via China Airlines to apply for the landing visa ( a Single Travel Permit for the Taiwan Resident) by 24 hours before the flight departure .

Exemptions :
• This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, public service, courtesy or C visa.
• This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued after 28 March 2020. 

Quarantine measures : 
• All inbound passengers arriving in Beijing are required to receive nucleic acid tests and undergo 14 -day centralized quarantine by bearing the relevant fees themselves.
• After the centralized quarantine, the passengers are advised to quarantine themselves for further 7 days at home by the officials. (Not compulsory)

Remarks:
Online health declaration for Departure/Arrival(All passengers must complete it before boarding and the paper forms are not acceptable.)

Starting from 12 October, passengers taking Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan return flights between Mainland China are required to present the COVID-19 tested negative certification issued 72 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure for departure and arrival.

Shanghai

1. All foreign passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Mainland China. (Starting from 0:00 on September 28, 2020, the foreigners who hold valid residence permits for work, private affairs, or reunion are allowed to enter into Mainland China. There is no need to re-apply for a visa. Travelers holding the above three types of residence permits that have expired after 0:00 on March 28, 2020, may apply for a renew visa to via the Chinese embassy if their purposes of visiting remain unchanged.)
2. The current visas or relevant documents they holding are not valid for use.
3. Taiwan residents are allowed to enter Shanghai by the valid Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents or using the Taiwan ID card to apply for a landing visa ( a Single Travel Permit for Taiwan Resident).

Exemptions :
• This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, public service, courtesy or C visa.
• This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued after 28 March 2020.

Quarantine measures :
• Those passengers bounding for other provinces but transit through Shanghai will need to undergo 14 days centralized quarantine.
• Effective from 27 July, those travelers who have a permanent place of residence in Shanghai and also meet the relevant conditions, may undergo the quarantine at their home and at the designated place for 7 days each.
• Effective from 12 September, those travelers who are heading over to Jiangsu, Zhejiang, or Anhui province, will need to undergo the centralized quarantine in Shanghai for 3 days and at their final destination for 11 days.

Remarks:
Online health declaration for Departure/Arrival(All passengers must complete it before boarding and the paper forms are not acceptable.)

Starting from 12 October, passengers taking Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan return flights between Mainland China are required to present the COVID-19 tested negative certification issued 72 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure for departure and arrival.

Xiamen

1. All foreign passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Mainland China. (Starting from 0:00 on September 28, 2020, the foreigners who hold valid residence permits for work, private affairs, or reunion are allowed to enter into Mainland China. There is no need to re-apply for a visa. Travelers holding the above three types of residence permits that have expired after 0:00 on March 28, 2020, may apply for a renew visa to via the Chinese embassy if their purposes of visiting remain unchanged.)
2. The current visas or relevant documents they holding are not valid for use.
3. Taiwan residents are allowed to enter Xiamen by the valid Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents or using the Taiwan ID card  to apply for a landing visa ( a Single Travel Permit for the Taiwan Resident). 

 Exemptions :
• This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, public service, courtesy or C visa.
• This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued after 28 March 2020.

Quarantine measures :
• All passengers arriving in Xiamen are required to receive the medical tests and undergo the centralized quarantine for 14 days on their own expenses.
• Passengers entering Xiamen as their final destination are required to quarantine themselves for further 7 days at home after the centralized quarantine.
• After the centralized quarantine, the passengers need to receive medical tests again. They will be allowed to leave if their test results are passable.

Remarks:
Online health declaration for Departure/Arrival(All passengers must complete it before boarding and the paper forms are not acceptable.)

Passengers who want to enter into Xiamen should download the application of【minzhengtong】for the i- Xiamen declaration upon arrival. IOS download  Android download   

Starting from 12 October, passengers taking Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan return flights between Mainland China are required to present the COVID-19 tested negative certification issued 72 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure for departure and arrival.

Chengdu

1. All foreign passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Mainland China.(Starting from 0:00 on September 28, 2020, the foreigners who hold valid residence permits for work, private affairs, or reunion are allowed to enter into Mainland China. There is no need to re-apply for a visa. Travelers holding the above three types of residence permits that have expired after 0:00 on March 28, 2020, may apply for a renew visa to via the Chinese embassy if their purposes of visiting remain unchanged.)
2. The current visas or relevant documents they holding are not valid for use.
3. Taiwan residents are allowed to enter Chengdu by the valid Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents.
4. Taiwan residents holding the Taiwan ID card and the expired Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents can make the declaration to the immigration of Chengdu via China Airlines to apply for the landing visa ( a Single Travel Permit for the Taiwan Resident) by 24 hours before the flight departure.

Exemptions :
• This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, public service, courtesy or C visa.
• This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued after 28 March 2020. 

Quarantine measures :
• All passengers regardless of nationality and the place of departure are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine and also afford the relevant expenses by themselves.
• After the 14-day centralized quarantine, the passengers will be quarantined for further 7 days at home.
• Passengers transiting in Chengdu must receive nucleic acid tests and undergo centralized quarantine for 14 days;They will only be allowed to bound for destination after receiving passable test results.

Remarks:
Online health declaration for Departure/Arrival(All passengers must complete it before boarding and the paper forms are not acceptable.)

Starting from 12 October, passengers taking Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan return flights between Mainland China are required to present the COVID-19 tested negative certification issued 72 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure for departure and arrival.

North East AsiaJapan1. All travelers from restricted countries (Taiwan etc.) are banned to enter into Japan for tourism.
2. All passengers who arrive from the restricted countries are required to receive local PCR tests.
3. All passengers are required to undergo a 14-day compulsory quarantine at a Government designated location ( at home or hotel) and are not permitted to use public transportation in Japan.
4. Foreign national with the status of residence of “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident”,”Long-Term Resident”or” Holding a valid re-entry permit ”, are required to present a certificate of negative test result conducted 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of flight departure  for entering Japan.
5. From 1st November 2020, passengers holding a valid re-entry permit are no need to present the Re-entry Confirmation Letter anymore.
6. From 1st November 2020, foreign passengers who have lived or traveled in Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China( Hong Kong/Macao), Brunei, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand over 14 days before entering Japan, are not required to submit the PCR test negative report or undergo the rapid test after arrival. However, they are still required to undergo the 14-day quarantine.
7.All travelers entering Japan should complete the online health declaration before boarding the aircraft. (Chinese/English/Japanese) 

For more details, please refer to the official websites.
Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (English)
Japan National Tourism Organization (English)
Ministry of Justice of Japan (Japanese)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (English)
South Korea

Passengers who meet one of the following criteria are not permitted to enter South Korea:
• Visa exemption entry to Jeju island suspended
• Visa exemption entry suspended for nationals of Japan
• All short-term visas issued before 5 April 2020 are invalid.
• Suspension of the visa on arrival and the visa waiver program over 90 countries.

Exemptions :
South Korean citizens, permanent residents, spouses and direct family members.
Airline crew members.
Holding APEC business card.  

Transit Restrictions :
• Only transits permitted at Incheon International Airport within 24 hours.
• Thai and Mongolian nationals are not permitted to transit through South Korea for returning their countries.
• Nationals of Thailand are allowed to transit through Korea if they depart from Thailand and have a confirmed ticket to a 3rd country.
• Passengers intending to travel to Mainland China via South Korea must meet the South Korea’s entry requirements and quarantine for 14 days in the country.

Quarantine Measures :
• All passengers entering Korea will be quarantined with own expense.
• All passengers on the flight to Korea will undergo fever check at the departure airport. Boarding will be rejected for who have fever with temperature over 37.5'C.
• All passengers entering Korea must have an available phone number
• All passengers must have a mobile device for installing self- quarantine app.
IOS App Store,  Android Google Play 
• All passengers are restricted to use public transportation and domestic flights (Jeju residents are excluded)
• All travelers arriving from Taiwan should submit the quarantine agreement to airline staff before boarding.

Remarks: 
※ All Korean Embassies stop issuing visa labels from 1st July, 2020.
When visa applications are approved, the Embassy will notify
applicants of their visa details by issuing "Visa Grant Notice".
(Visa Application Center may issue the document on behalf of the Embassy). 

All applicants can print out the document at any time and any where,
by entering passport information (passport number, name and date of birth).
The "Visa Grant Notice" document can be used to prove visa status,
whether he/she is a holder of a valid Korean visa. 

The document is valid printed either in color, or in black and white. 


Re-entry permit exemption will be suspended for long-term stayers in Korea as of 1st Jun.
 - They are required to obtain a re-entry permit before before leaving Korea.
 - They are required to submit a COVID-19 test results issued within 48 hours pritor to the date of departure for Korea.
[Exception1] Diplomats (A-1), Government Officials (A-3), Overseas Korean (F-4)
[Exception2] Registered aliens who left Korea before the end of 31 MAY, 2020.

South East AsiaMalaysia

1. All foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Malaysia.
2. Transit passengers are only allowed to take the onward flights in the same terminal within 48 hours.
3. Passengers and Crew members are required to download and activate the MySejahtera app before boarding the flight to Malaysia.
IOS App StoreAndroid Google Play 
4. All travelers are required to fill in a Letter of Undertaking (LOU) , email it to the embassy of Malaysia at least 3 days before flight departure date for entry and bring the copy of the Travel Notice issued by the embassy when check-in. Download the LOU form .
5. From 8 October 2020, foreign passengers holding valid student pass and KPI are NOT allowed to enter into Malaysia. 
6. Foreign nationals holding a Malaysia issued Long Term Passes with a passport, resident card or valid work visa/permit issued by any of the below 23 countries are restricted to enter into Malaysia.
• Countries : Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA.
• Long Term Passes includes: All Expatriate holding Employment Pass (Category 1,2,3),Resident Pass – Talent (RPT),Professional Visit Pass (PVP / PLIK),Resident Pass,Dependent Pass to long term passes,Student Pass,Temporary Employment Visit Pass (PLKS),etc.
7. Passengers holding the visas mentioned on 6 above or MM2H  ( Malaysia as second home ) are allowed to enter Malaysia if they obtain the KPI Immigraion Approval.

Exemptions:
Nationals of Malaysia and passenger holding Spouse Visa / Dependant pass ( Married to Malaysian ) / Permanent Residents / Diplomats with Valid Pass ( Visa ) and have exited Malaysia before 18 March 2020, are exempted for the KPI Immigration Approval.

Quarantine Measures : 
All entry passengers are required to undergo COVID-19 screening test on arrival and also will undergo a 14-day quarantine at the designated quarantine stations at their own expense. 

Remarks:
For more entry information and  relevant documents, please refer to the official announcement.
IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT OF MALAYSIA
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MALAYSIA

Cambodia

1.Suspension of visa exemption policy and issuance of visa on arrival.
2.To enter the Kingdom of Cambodia, all foreigners must meet the following requirements,
(1). Valid entry visa of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
(2). A negative of COVID-19 medical certificate with hospital stamp issued by local health authorities no more than 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of flight departure.
(3). A purchasing certificate of officially cooperative insurance (COVID-19 treatment at USD90 for the package of USD50,000 coverage for the duration of 20 days)
(4). Must make deposits, by cash or credit card of USD 2,000 with the designated commercial banks present at the point of entry. 
(5). To stay at the designated quarantine hotel upon arrival.
3.Lifting aforementioned requirements point 2, (3) and (4) for foreigners sponsored by local registered company. Passengers are required to present a validation certificate on payment guarantee and their business travel plan/schedule within the 14 days self-quarantine at home but no nee to reserve hotel before arrival. ※ In case of any foreign traveler tested positive of Covid-19 during their stay in Cambodia, their sponsor must pay to the hospital for the treatment until they recover.
4.Passengers without sponsorship from local registered company must meet the aforementioned requirements of point 2, (1) through (5) but no need to reserve hotel before arrival. The hotel fee will deduct from their USD 2,000 deposit.
5.Lifting aforementioned requirements point 2, (3) and (4) for Cambodian nationals holding foreign passports with Visa K;They are only required to possess Health Certificate indicating a COVID-19 negative status. Cambodian Government will cover their hotel fee.
6.Diplomats and Officials holding Cambodian Visa A and Visa B are exempted from point 2, (3) and (4) for arriving and entering into Cambodia.
7.Validation Certificate on Payment Guarantee or Invitation (Choose one of the three)
(1) Ministry of Economy and Finance
(2) Council for the Development of Cambodia
(3) Ministry of Health
8. Lifting aforementioned requirements point 2, (1) through (4) for passengers holding passports of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Cambodian Government will cover their hotel fee. 


Quarantine measures :
All passengers will be taken to the hospital for receiving the self-paid test of COVID-19 on their arrival. The test results will be known after 1-2 days later. Passengers are required to clear the self-paid blood tests again on the 13th day at the designated hospital and they will be able to get their deposit back after receiving the test negative report. 

Vietnam

1.All passengers regardless of nationality are not permitted to enter Vietnam.
2.All arrival flights are not allowed to carry passengers. 
3.If the airlines want to transport Vietnamese citizens back to their country, they must get the opinion of the Vietnamese diplomatic unit in the host country. 

Exemptions:
• Diplomatic / official passport holders
• Other special circumstances (such as foreign visitors attending or serving important event) ; except experts, business managers, high-skilled workers, and others who have been approved by the National Center for New Coronavirus Prevention) 
• Foreigner professionals should present PCR tested negative within 3 days and insurance covering medical expenses or a letter of guarantee from inviting units for entry. The professionals confirmed COVID-19 positive should bear all medical fees by themselves since 5,August.

Quarantine requirements:
• All passengers are required to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival. 
• All passengers are required to fill out a health declaration form (English) prior to their arrival in Vietnam.

Others :
• Suspension of the Visa on Arrival and the visa waiver program to all nationals.
• Suspension of visa exemption for Vietnamese or family members of Vietnamese holding foreign passport. 

Myanmar1. Suspension of all commercial return flights to Myanmar.
2. Suspension of the issuance of all types of visa to all foreign nationals, except diplomats accredited to Myanmar, United Nations officials resident in Myanmar.
3. All diplomats accredited to Myanmar and United Nations officials resident in Myanmar may obtain entry visas through respective Myanmar Missions abroad. They shall be required to provide certification of the absence of COVID-19 infection issued by a recognized laboratory no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel and before boarding any aircraft destined for Myanmar. They shall be subject to be quarantined for 14 days on their arrival in Myanmar.
Thailand

1. Suspension of all general commercial return flights to Thailand. The ""Semi-Commercial"" return flights to Thailand will start from November 2020.
2. All foreign passengers are banned to enter by landing visa.
3. This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian aid, medical, relief and repatriation flights.
4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

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

Required Entry documents:
Thai Nationals : The documents from (1) through (4) as below are required.
Non-Thai Nationals : The documents from (1) through (7) as below are required.
(1) A valid passport.
(2) Certificate of Entry (COE). The official website (Thai/English)
(3) Fit to Fly Health Certificate issued no more than 72 hours before the scheduled time of flight departure.
(4) ASQ booking confirmation on arrival date.
(5) Valid Thai visa or re-entry permit.
(6) Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected, using RT-PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before the scheduled time of flight departure.
(7) Medical insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 USD (or equivalent in other currencies) of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that applicant contracts COVID-19. (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand.)

For more entry restriction details, you may visit
Thai CAAT website (English)  
The Ministry Of Public Health website (Thai) 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (English)  
Online Health declaration (Languages : Thai, English and Simple Chinese are available) 
Attention : You are required to print it out and bring the hard copy to the airport.

Philippines

1. Foreign passengers are not allowed to enter. 
2. Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.
3. Filipinos who are dual citizens should hold a valid Filipino passport (or a travel document), Identification Certificate, or Certificate of Re-acquisition / Retention of Citizenship. If the Filipino national only brings the Oath of Allegiance and not any of the above, entry into the Philippines will not be allowed.

Exemptions :
• Nationals of the Philippines.
• Foreign nationals with affiliation to a Filipino national, provided that they have a valid visa and the proof of affiliation such as marriage contract if married to Filipino spouse or the  birth certificate if parent of Filipino child (purpose of travel is for family reunification only; passengers should either be travelling with their Filipino. spouse/child/parents; or their Filipino spouse/child/parents should be alive and residing in Philippines at the point of travel) (1) spouses, minors or children with special needs of nationals of the Philippines; (2)parents of a minor or a child with special needs who is a national of 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 9(d),13(a), 13(b), 13(c), 13(d), 13(e), 13(g), RA 7919, EO324 or Native-born visa issued by the Philippines.
• Merchant seamen with a 9(c) visa issued by the Philippines.
• Foreign Government and International Organization Officials with visas accredited to the Philippines.
• Foreign nationals who are granted exemption by the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs addressed to Bureau of Immigration on their exemption and arrival into Philippines. They must be issued with a valid single-entry visa or should have an existing valid visa for entry into Philippines.
• Foreign nationals with a EO226/RA8756 Special Investors Residence Visa, 47(a)(2) Special Non-Immigrant Visa.
• Foreign nationals with visas issued by the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO)/Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)/Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB)/Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA)/Clark Development (CDC).

Quarantine measures :
• All passengers entering or departing from the Philippines are required to wear a face mask and face shield on board the flight, as well as in the Philippines’ airport terminals.
• All passengers entering or departing from the Philippines are required to download the TRAZE Contacting APP. Passengers who refuse to follow the rule will be denied entry to the terminal or boarding the aircraft.
• Except for the overseas filipino workers, all travelers allowed entry must undergo quarantine on arrival and they are subject to a COVID-19 test at their own expense and also must fill out the online Case Investigation Form (English) on arrival.
• Passengers traveling to Davao (DVO) must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 tested at most 72 hours before the scheduled time of flight departure.

Indonesia1. Indonesian can enter Indonesia without restriction and just follow the quarantine regulation of Health Quarantine Examination(KKP).
2. All foreigners are not permitted to enter or transit through Indonesia.

Exemptions :
(1) Foreigner holders of Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP) in Indonesia.
(2) Foreigner holders of Indonesian Diplomatic Visa or Indonesian Service Visa.
(3) Foreigner holders of Diplomatic Stay Permit or Service Stay Permit in Indonesia.
(4) Medical Aid Workers of Food Sustenance Workers for Humanitarian Purposes.
(5) Crews(Air, Sea or Land Transport).
(6) Foreigners/Expetriates working on Strategic National Project. 
(7) Children of dual citizenship with a foreign passport and registered in the immigration system as an Indonesia citizen.
(8) Foreign expertises and investors recommended by Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).
(9) Foreign national with international marriage with Indonesian can apply for a temporary stay visa for a family reunion.
(10) Following spouse of Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP) holders can apply for a temporary stay visa for a family reunion.
(11) APEC Business Travel Card Holder.

Exempted foreigners must fulfill additional requirements:
• Possess a valid PCR tested negative of covid-19 and fit-to-fly health certificate (in English) issued by Health Authority of the respective country in 7 days. 
• The medical team might practice the rapid diagnostic tests request at the airport again. If the observation results shown passengers have no symptoms of COVID-19, KKP will issue clearance letter, and passengers will only be advised to perform 14 days self-quarantine. 
• Residing certificate for at least 14 days in a country/territory with no eminent case of Covid-19. 

Hong Kong

Only the travlers holding the following documents are permitted to enter into Hong Kong:
• Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card / Hong Kong SAR passport / British National (Overseas) passport (with right of abode in Hong Kong)
• Hong Kong Identity Card (this needs to be accompanied with a valid work or study visa)
• Passengers travelling from Mainland China, Taiwan or Macao and have not been to other country/region in past 14 days.
• Passengers travelling on a diplomatic passports
• The spouse and children of Hong Kong residents
• Local government personnel performing official duties
• Personnel approved by the Hong Kong SAR government to carry out anti-epidemic work
• Passengers falling into this exemption category must still meet the minimum 14 days intended/permitted limit of stay in order to meet the 14 days of compulsory quarantine requirements – otherwise entry will be refused

Exemptions :
• Crew members of aircraft who need to commute to and from foreign places for performance of necessary duties or crew members of goods vessels.  ( Only when it actually carry the cargo )
• Government officials carrying out government duties including personnel of consular posts;
Personnel engaged in anti-epidemic work endorsed by the HKSAR Government; and
• Spouses and minor children of Hong Kong residents.

Quarantine measures :
• All passengers are required to undergo 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a government-nominated quarantine facility,at home or at hotel.
• Online Health Declaration
• Travelers who have stayed in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America within 14 days before entering Hon Kong, must present a COVID-19 nucleic acid test negative result issued 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft. And also a document (electronic format is acceptable) in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority, certifying that the test laboratory is recognized or approved by the government / ISO 15189.
• All passengers coming from the above countries must also show a confirmation of a hotel room reservation in Hong Kong for no less than 14 days starting on the day of arrival in Hong Kong. This confirmation must be written in English or Chinese.
• All passengers coming from the above countries will also be required to undergo a 14-days of quarantine at a hotel even though they may have a home or residential address in Hong Kong.
• All passengers must book the quarantine hotel. Hostels or short term rental accommodation (e.g. Airbnb) will not be permitted as a quarantine place.
• Effective from 13th, October 2020, passenger who have visited any country outside Mainland China, Macao or Taiwan in the past 14 days must provide confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the day of arriving in Hong Kong.
• For more details, please visit the official website

Remarks:
Transit restrictions :
• The transit passenger's should be contained in a single booking and the connection time between flights is within 24 hours.
• The transit passengers must have been issued their onward boarding pass(es) from origin and their baggage must be checked through to the final destination.
• Transiting to and from destinations in Mainland China is not available.
• All sea-to-air and air-to-sea transit services have been suspended.
• The part of sea-to-air transit services resume from 28 October 2020.

Palau1. All travelers bounding for Palau should provide a COVID-19 PCR test negative medical certificate issued 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of flight departure when check-in and certify that they have remained non-symptomatic for COVID-19 in the past 14 days before departure.
2. All travelers should undergo 14 - 21 days mandatory quarantine/home quarantine depending on the country where they departed and will be released if they are tested 3 times of COVID-19 negative.
3. No exemptions to the above quarantine requirement may be made except having an exemption issued by the Minister of Health in writing.
Singapore
1. Short-term visitors are not allowed to enter or transit through Singapore in principle. (some countries are exempted).
2. Suspension of all forms of Visas (including short-term and multiple-visit visas) issuance and previously issued visas to those with People’s Republic of China and Iranian passports will apply.
3. For more updated details, please refer to the Singapore Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website

Exemptions :
• Work pass holders (regardless of nationality) are required to obtain an approval letter from the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM). MOM will ONLY allow the entry/return of work pass holders (including their dependents) for those providing essential services, such as in healthcare and transport.
• All holders of the Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), including those who have been granted In-Principle Approval (IPA) by ICA for LTVP, will require an approval letter of entry by ICA to gain entry into Singapore.
• All Student Pass (STP) holders, including those who have been granted In-Principle Approval (IPA) by ICA for STP, will require an approval letter of entry by MOE to gain entry into Singapore.
• The approval letter of entry by ICA for LTVP holders, or by MOE for STP holders, is valid for two weeks. These LTVP and STP holders must produce such approval letter of entry to airline staff at check-in at the point of departure, and to the ICA officer at the checkpoint upon arrival in Singapore.
•Passengers holding a "Pre-approved Business Pass" issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) are alowed to enter Singapore, subject to the conditions stipulated by MTI. Passengers must produce the hardcopy of this Pass to airline staff at check-in at the point of departure, and to the ICA officer at the checkpoint upon arrival in Singapore.

Quarantine measures:
1. All allowed visitors such as citizens, permanent residents and long term pass holders entering Singapore to serve a 7 to 14 days self-isolation at dedicated SHN facilities. 
2. Travelers departing from low-risk region (Including Taiwan,Brunei Darussalam, New Zealand, Australia (excluding Victoria State), Vietnam, Mainland China, Macao, Hong Kong,etc.) may shorten the quarantine period to 7 days. For more updated details, please refer to the Minster of Health, Singapore official website
3. Singapore Residents who travelled against government advisory will have to pay for the cost of 14-day SHN at designated facilities.
4. All travelers arriving in Singapore must submit a health declaration before proceeding with immigration clearance. Those who make false declarations will be liable for prosecution under the Infectious Diseases Act. Website
5. All inbound travelers (including aged 12 or below) who have travelled beyond the lower-risk countries/regions or those transiting/transferring through Singapore with travel history to India, Indonesia and the Philippines in the last 14 days prior to their entry to Singapore, are required to present a valid COVID-19 PCR test negative certificate within 72 hours before departure for Singapore. The certificate must be in English and state (1) the test result; (2) the date that the test was taken; (3) the name, date of birth, nationality and passport number of the passenger as indicated in his/her passport.
6. The test result memo must be from recognized laboratories that are internationally accredited or recognized by the respective governments. It will affect their ability to obtain or sponsor immigration facilities in the future if any passenger found to have produced false or forged COVID-19 test certificates.
7. Passenger who has recovered from a past diagnosis of COVID-19 must produce his/her first ever positive COVID-19 PCR test result memo. The passenger is allowed boarding only if the date of that first ever positive COVID-19 PCR test result is between 22 and 180 days prior to the date of arrival in Singapore.
8. Passengers with one of the following status are exempted to present the PCR test negative certificate. Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents; Travelers with travel history to low risk countries/regions, who transited in a non-low risk countries/regions;Travelers transiting/transferring through Singapore; Pre-approved Business Pass holders.
South AsiaIndia1.With Immediate effect, foreign passengers holding a valid visa (Except for the Tourism, Medical, and E-Visa) are allowed to enter India.
2.All international passengers arriving in India are required to complete the online health declaration no later than 72 hours before the scheduled time of flight departure. (www.newdelhiairport.in)
3.Passengers are required to undergo mandatory quarantine upon arrival (7 days at the designated place and 7 days at home ), unless for humanitarian reasons such as pregnancy or advanced disease.
North AmericaCanada

Entry restrictions : Only the following passengers are permitted to enter Canada
• Canadian citizens, the permanent residents and their immediate family members. The immediate family members are defined as: the spouse or common-law partner
 of the person; their dependent child ; their parent or step-parent ; their guardian or tutor.
• A person travelling on a diplomatic passport.
• A person who is authorized by Canada government in writing.
• A person who is under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and their immediate family members.
• A person who enters Canada at the invitation of the government for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response.
• A person whose presence in Canada, in the opinion of the officials, is in the national interest.
• Foreign National with a valid Canadian work permit.
• Foreign National with a valid Canadian study permit.
• Foreign National holding an approval letter to obtain a work permit in Canada.
• Foreign National approved to study. (Approval letter dated before 18 March 2020.)
• Accredited diplomats and their immediate family members. 
•A person who takes up a post as a diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organisation of which Canada is a member, and the immediate family members of that person, are allowed to enter Canada.
  

Foreign nationals are allowed to transit through Canada internationally but they should meet the following conditions:
• The customer must not present any symptoms of COVID-19.
• The customer must have a confirmed onward flight outside of Canada.
• The customer must not leave the airport.
• The customer must satisfy all other documentary requirements (e.g. ETA, transit visa etc.)
Quarantine requirement
• All passengers entering Canada are required to isolate for 14 days. 
• All passengers must be in possession of a face mask, before boarding any flight to Canada. 
• All passengers must undergo temperature screen and can not board flight if their temperature is over 38 degree unless they hold a medical certificate indicating their fever is not COVID-19 related

Remarks: 
All passengers entering Canada are compulsorily required to provide their contact and health information via the ArriveCAN mobile app before arrival. Paper forms are eliminated.
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United States

Non-US citizens and residents who have visited/transited through the following regions in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter: 
Mainland China,Iran,Austria, Belgium, Brazil,Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia,Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands,Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,Switzerland,United Kingdom and Ireland.

Exemptions: 
1.US citizens / lawful permanent residents including their spouse, parents, legal guardian, siblings (unmarried and under the age of 21 years), etc.
2.Foreign government officials or an immediate family member of an official who originated in, transferred from, or transited through the aforementioned countries/regions in the past 14 days. (Visa Types : A-1, A-2, C-1,C1-D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1, NATO-2, NATO-3, NATO-4, or NATO-6)
3.U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children.


Quarantine requirements : 
• Passengers are subject to the measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. More information can be found at the official websites (English).
• Passengers entering New York must fill out the Online Traveler Health Form (English) before arrival.
• Passengers entering Los Angeles must fill out the Online Traveler Form (English) before arrival.

OceaniaAustralia

1. Passenger can travel to Australia if he or she an Australian citizen, or an Australian permanent resident.
2. New Zealand citizens who normally reside in Australia (with a subclass 444 visa or other permanent or provisional visa) can also come to Australia. 
3. Immediate family of Australian citizen, or an Australian permanent resident (spouses, legal guardians or dependents only) or Passenger with special circumstances can also apply for an Travel Exemption. Passengers who are not granted an exemption will not be permitted to board a flight to Australia. Passengers who are granted a travel exemption will need to take evidence of that exemption decision to the airport. The airline will need the exemption document to liaise with the Australian Border Force to verify your travel exemption status. 

Quarantine requirements:
• Unless arriving on a quarantine-free flight from New Zealand, all travellers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in the city of arrival. Passenger may be required to pay for the costs of your quarantine. To find out more about quarantine requirements, you may refer to the website of Department of Health, Australia. 

New ZealandAll foreign travelers are banned to enter.

Exemptions:
1. Nationals of New Zealand (including Cook Island, Niue, Tokelau).
2. The immediate family members of nationals of New Zealand.
3. Passengers with a permanent resident visa and their immediate family members.
4. Nationals or permanent residents of Australia ordinarily resident in New Zealand.
5. Diplomats with approval.
6. Humanitarian reasons
7. Health and other essential workers
8. Citizens of Samoa and Tonga for essential travel to New Zealand
9. The holder of a visitor visa who is the partner or dependant of a temporary work or student visa holder and who normally lives in New Zealand and is currently in New Zealand.

Quarantine Measures : 
1. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.This does not apply to passengers in transit. Passengers must show to the airline the voucher confirming their allocation to a place in managed isolation while checking in. For more details, please visit the Managed Isolation Allocation System
2. Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment. They are not subject to quarantine.

Remarks :
For more transit restrictions, please refer to the Official Website

Exemptions :
1. Nationals of Australia and New Zealand.
2. Residents of New Zealand.
3. Passengers with a visa issued by New Zealand.
4. Transit is only allowed for maximum 24 hours at Auckland airport.
Europe

Netherlands

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

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

Exemptions :
• Nationals of all EU countries and their family members
• Citizens of the United Kingdom and their family members
• Health care personnel
• Border workers
• Seafarers in possession of a seaman’s book (except seafarers on commercial and pleasure yachts)
• Diplomats
• Military personnel
• Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations / persons admitted for humanitarian reasons
• Transit passengers who want to travel via the Netherlands or another Schengen country to another third country (outside the EU) and who do not leave the international transit zone of the airport
• Students
• Highly skilled migrants
• Visiting a terminally ill family member and attending a funeral.

Quarantine Requirements :
• Passengers arriving out from EU member states (partially exempted) will have to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine.
• Travelers should read the letter for passenger before boarding the aircraft and fill out the health declaration forms for departure and arrival use. 
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Germany

The following passengers are allowed to enter.
1.Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
2. For more entry restriction information, please visit the official website of Federal Foreign Office, Germany (English) 

Eexemptions :
• Nationals of all EU countries and the associated countries (this includes nationals of the United Kingdom)
• Nationals of Germany
• Passengers with a residence permit issued by Germany
• Passengers with a visa issued by Germany after 17 March 2020
• Family members of EU and Associated State citizens
• Long term residents, those with a legal right to reside or hold long term visas (D-visa)
• Any passenger having an essential function or need (e.g. Diplomats and staff of international organizations, Military personnel)
• Healthcare professionals, health researchers and elderly care professionals
• Foreign experts and highly qualified personnel whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out abroad
• Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff
• Seasonal workers in agriculture
• Merchant seamen who are going to sign up on board or leave Germany for the purpose of repatriation
• Foreign students whose studies cannot be continued from outside Germany
• US military personnel stationed in Germany and their family members
• British nationals and their family members returning via Germany to their country of residence
• Residents of Australia, Canada, Montenegro, New Zealand, Thailand and Uruguay
• Unmarried partners of German nationals 

Quarantine Requirements :
• Passengers from risk areas (Taiwan is not included) are subject to quarantine. Frankfurt is located in Hessen State, for the relevant quarantine measures, please visit the official websites (English)
The list of risk areas (Germany/English) 

Transit restrictions :
1.To ensure compliance with intra-Schengen travel rules, passengers transiting through Germany to other EU countries or the Schengen area are required to hold valid travel documents or a visa to fulfill the German entry requirements.
2. Passengers transiting to other international destinations (outside of the EU or Schengen area) are permitted to transit however must stay in the international transit area of the airport and must have the valid travel documents required for the next destination.

United Kingdom

1. Passenger may be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. (Travelers from Taiwan are not required.)
2. All travelers must fill out an online passenger locator form before arrival in the United Kingdom. Passengers cannot submit the form until 48hrs before they are due to arrive in the UK. 
3. It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK.

Quarantine Exemptions :
• Transportation crew (Sea, Air, Land)
• Health care professionals and researchers.
• Passengers travel from Ireland.

For more exemption details, please click here.