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Immigration and Entry Restrictions

Jun 26, 2020, 12:56 PM
Title : Immigration and Entry Restrictions
Order : 2

Please note that Ethiopian Airlines has temporarily suspended flights to the below countries/cities until further notice.

City Resumption Dates
ERITREA-ASMARAUntil Further Notice
INDIA-BANGALORE/MUMBAI/NEW DELHIUntil Further Notice
IRELAND – DUBLINUntil Further Notice
NIGERIA- KANOUntil further notice
NIGERIA- PORT HARCOURT Until further notice
NIGERIA- ENUGU Until further notice
SAUDI ARABIA – DAMMAM Until Further Notice
SAUDI ARABIA –MADINAH Until Further Notice 
SINGAPORE - SINGAPOREUntil Further Notice
SPAIN – MADRID Until Further Notice 

Restriction on entry

Here below please refer to information on travel restrictions due to the spread of corona virus within ethiopian airlines network.

ETHIOPIA

Date: 02 December 2020

Ethiopia entry requirement in relation to COVID-19 Pandemic:

  • All passengers traveling to Ethiopia MUST present a negative RT PCR test certificate for COVID-19 before boarding a flight. The certificate validity shouldn’t exceed 120 hours on arrival from the date sample is given.
  • Children less than or equal to 10 years of age are exempted from the RT PCR test certificate requirement.
  • There shall be no COVID-19 test to be done on arrival at Addis Ababa. 
  • A Rapid diagnostic test (RDT antibody test) will not be accepted for this purpose.
  • The above requirement does not apply to transit passengers. 
  • All Diplomatic and Service (including United Nations and African Union) passport holders, including their immediate families, are advised but not required to have a certificate of negative PCR-COVID-19 test before arrival to Ethiopia. However, anyone (diplomatic and service passport holder including their immediate families) who come to Ethiopia without negative PCR COVID-19 test result, is required to stay in quarantine for fourteen (14) days at home.

Angola

Date: 27 December 2020

Passengers originated, stopover and transiting through South Africa, Australia, Nigeria and United Kingdom are not allowed to enter into Angola effective 26 December 2020 to prevent the spread of the new variant COVID-19.

Date: 25 November 2020

Angola entry Requirements:

  1. All passengers travelling to / from Angola must present a copy of negative RT-PCR SARS-COV-2 test with sample collected no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The test result is required for all passengers, including children’s and infants.
  2. Passengers must complete a Travel Registration Form (FRV) https://www.covid19.gov.ao/ up to 72 hours before departure.
  3. All passengers, arriving Nationals and Foreigners are subject to home or institutional quarantine for a minimum of 7 days from arrival date and are required to perform a rapid COVI-19 test to be discharged by Angolan Health Authorities from quarantine.
  1. Eligibility to travel to Angola:
  • Nationals and Residents.
  • Those travelling for professional purposes rendering services to public or private entities.
  • Those holding work permits and for Technical shifts or Rotations.
  • Official visitors, diplomatic and consular staff to /from Angola
  • Humanitarian & medical Emergencies
  1. Following expired documents are valid to travel to Angola until 31 December 2020
  • Angolan passports and residence permits
  • Work permits and temporary stay visa
  • Student and Investor visa
  • Refugee card

ARGENTINA

January 09, 2021

 Argentina has extends the border closure until January 31st (inclusive). Accordingly:

  • Direct flights to/from UK, Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Holland and Australia remains suspended.
  • From January 9th at 00hs until January 31st at 23:59hs, only Argentineans and permanent residents in Argentina are authorized to enter.
  • Entry of foreigners from border countries are temporarily suspended until January 31st at 23:59hs.
  • All passengers must have a valid PCR test issued at most 72 hours before departure. Children’s under 6 years old are exempted of PCR test.  Additionally, self-quarantine of 10 days is required to any passenger arriving between January 9th until January 31stThis does not apply for airline crew.
  • All passengers must complete electronic general declaration form at http://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/.
  • Transit passengers with an international connection with less than 24 hours are allowed and exempted of PCR test.
  • Only foreigners with a special permission from immigrations will be allowed to enter. These cases may be applied to direct relatives of an Argentinean resident and dully approved by a local embassy or consulate. These passengers will need also medical insurance which specifically covers COVID19 while abroad.
  • Establish that when the PCR test was performed at origin and the flight is delayed, validity of the test result may be extended for 24 hours, only if the airline guarantees the traceability and isolation of passengers during this longer time.
  • Exceptions for PCR test: passengers who were tested positive for COVID19 by a laboratory test 90 days prior to enter Argentina and holding a medical clearance at least after 15 days of being tested positive of COVID19. Both certificates must be uploaded on immigrations portal through electronic general declaration and must be presented at time of check in and upon arrival at EZE.   
  • Countries exempted of PCR Test: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship has informed which countries/cities or states have declared to Argentina that PCR Test may not be performed within the required period of time (72hrs), and therefore passengers arriving from these countries are exempted to perform a negative PCR test. However, these passengers must present a medical certificate indicating that they don’t have compatible symptoms with COVID19 and they must also accompany a note indicating the main reasons why a negative PCR test result has not been taken at the boarding point. Passengers must take a PCR test upon arrival at EZE and quarantine for 10 days. All other countries, cities and states must present a negative PCR test result without exception.
  • Countries/Cities/States exempted of negative PCR:

* Bolivia (only in the Department of Potosí and the Province of Gran Chaco)

* Brazil (only in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Espíritu Santo and the city of Uruguayana).

All other cities in Brazil must produce a PCR test Result.

* United States (only in the States of Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana)

*Haiti

*Dominican Republic

* Paraguay (only in the Departments of Misiones, Ñeembucú and Itapúa)

Date: 06 December 2020

The government of Argentina has issued on December 5th a complimentary resolution in order to extend until December 15th the mandatory requirement of negative PCR test result for national and permanent residents of Argentina. According to this resolution, until December 15th Argentineans and permanent resident may choose to present a negative PCR test or self-quarantine at their own homes. Full implementation of mandatory negative PCR results will be strictly required as of December 15th at 00:00hs LCT and no exceptions will be done. 

Date: 28-September 2020 

Please find the below self-explanatory circular, from our Argentina office for your compliance.

Following to the ANAC( Argentina,National Civil Aviation Administration) approval, please see the protocols and procedures that all passengers and the airlines must adhere to enter Argentina.:

1.- Only nationals of Argentina or permanent residents in Argentina can re-enter our country (no tourist or visa holders are allowed). If any passenger shows up for boarding with an Argentinean visa, we must seek for an OK TO BOARD from immigrations before accepting them on our flights, please bear in mind that tourism visas are not allowed at any time. The following immigrations and health form is mandatory for all passengers heading to Argentina and it has to be filled electronically (not printed) 48hs in advance through this link: http://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/ . This form is available in Spanish and English.

2.- The airline must have enough Traveler's Health Declarations on board (Form Argentina annex 1) printed for filling, only for the cases of passengers and / or crew who state they have information to update the affidavit form previously completed online and approved by the NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF MIGRATIONS or to those travelers who at the first moment of implementation of this new procedure will be found carrying out immigration procedures at the airport and They have omitted to fill out the form and that is why they must complete them on paper before shipment. This, in the latter case, only during the transition period that the effects of this procedure are set at 15 calendar days from the subscription of the present document. They will also have to have copies in case a suspected case of COVID 19 on board, with respect to those with symptoms or express the need to update their statement during the trip.

3.- When, prior to or during boarding, the airline become aware that who by self-report of their health situation on the form approved by the National Directorate of Migration or before the previous requirement, declare or register the symptoms defined by the health authority, they must comply with the provisions of Decree No. 260 and urge symptomatic people to refrain from traveling towards the Argentine Republic, until they have a medical diagnosis of the health authority of the country in which they are located, with the proper certification that rule out the possibility of contagion. Eventually, these people will be able to manage –if they do it well in advance-, authorization to board the means of transport included in it, only if they have a medical certificate that certifies that the cause of the declared or detected symptomatology has a justification not attributable to COVID 19. In this case, it may be generated through the NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF MIGRATIONS consultations with the Argentinean health authorities to consider the possibility of authorization of the trip initially deferred, provided that the time lapses between the moment when it was detected or declared the symptom (s) and the time of shipment so permitting.

4.- The Airline must proceed to take the temperature of every person to board (crew and passengers) through its own or contracted personnel, so that, those who have a temperature higher than 37.5 ° C and failed to provide a medical certificate with an specific diagnostic that cause those symptoms or does not fully explain the clinical presentation in a disease other than COVID 19, proceed to postpone their trip and make a consultation to discard they have symptoms compatible with that disease.

4.1.- The airline must generate an act (record) with the character of a general declaration that has the information of every person who had taken temperature (crew and passengers), if detected Someone with more than 37.5 ° C  they must be highlighted, indicating if the boarding has been rejected or if they have presented a medical certification reporting another disease other than COVID 19. Said medical certificate must be delivered to the crew, who upon arrival will hand over the same to boarder health authorities.

5.- Report prior to arrive through aircraft frequency, the presence of any possible “suspicious case” to the authorities of the transportation terminals. Detection may be produced by the warning of the passenger or a member of the crew or by the observation of the on-board personnel or another passenger

6.- Warn travelers, crew and carriers before their arrival in the country that they must report to the crew the appearance of symptoms during the trip / or situations of close contact with confirmed COVID 19 cases, they should also do the same  and inform this situation to Border health authority upon arrival in the country, as well, submitting themselves to health controls.  To such effects, all national and international carriers arriving at any airports of the Argentine Republic from abroad must, prior to closing the aircraft doors, read the following warning announcement, in both Spanish and English languages:

English:“Your attention please ladies and gentlemen: “We are addressing to you for request of the Ministry of Health of the Argentine Republic to request that those passengers who during the trip have two or more of the following symptoms, cough, sore throat, or headache or diarrhea and vomiting or at least one of the symptoms such as fever or sudden loss of taste or smell or severe difficulty in breathing, please report it to the cabin crew.

Thanks for your cooperation "

Spanish: “Su atención por favor señoras y señores: “ Nos dirigimos a ustedes por petición del Ministerio de Salud de la República Argentina para solicitar que aquellos pasajeros que durante el viaje presenten dos o más de los siguientes síntomas, tos, dolor de garganta o dolor de cabeza o diarrea y vómitos o al menos uno de los síntomas como fiebre o perdida repentina de gusto u olfato o dificultad grave para respirar, lo reporten a la tripulación de cabina. Gracias por su cooperación”

7.- In presence of a “suspicious case” known for self-reported information or detected by the crew, include the novelty in the health part of the "Aircraft General Declaration“ and warn of such incidence to the Air Traffic Services (TWR) or Terminal, prior to your arrival.

8.- Consider that for international travel, would not be allowed to board whoever registers in the last 14 days two or more symptoms such as cough, sore throat, headache, vomiting and / or diarrhea or at least one of the following such as fever greater than 37.5 ° C, sudden loss of smell or taste or severe shortness of breath, whose cause of it does not medically explains a disease other than COVID19. Neither those who has been close contact of a positive case of COVID 19 in the last 14 days (definition of close contact: consider “close contact” of a case confirmed COVID 19 who meets the conditions stated in the following link https://www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/coronavirus-COVID-19/Identificacion-y-seguimiento-de-contactos will be allowed to board.  

9.- For the cases of non-resident foreigners in Argentina who travel to Argentina for work, commercial or sports reasons, and are exempt from

perform the 14 days of preventive and mandatory social isolation, it will also be required to add a medical certificate that they have no symptoms compatible with COVID19 that must be attached to the online declaration form of the National Directorate of

Migrations. National or foreign crew and carriers will be exempt of adding the referred medical certificate.

 10.- In the event of the detection of a “suspicious case”, the applicable protocol is applied and medical services from the point of entry or emergency services and from the Border Health personnel are present for the evaluation of the reported case. 

11.- In case of late submission of report by the cabin crew and with the carrier at the point of entry or terminal, the crew  must postpone the disembarking of the aircraft and immediately communicate with the authorities to proceed with the protocol, which also involves:

11.1.- Updating of health declaration forms for the traveler or travelers and the crew that expressly needs it,  especially whoever is     identified as a suspected case, and

11.2.- Fill the report in the respective area of health on the aircraft General Declaration.

12.- Averaging the end of trip and before landing, cabin crew must read the following warning, in both, Spanish and English languages:

English:  “Your attention please, ladies and gentlemen: In a few more minutes the cabin crew will deliver health declarations forms for  Argentina. This form is only for those of you who considers that an update is needed from the previous one completed online. Please remember that this form has the character of a General Declaration, required by the Health Authority of the AGENTINE REPUBLIC. This is required only for those passengers that has any change in your health situation previously declared. You must use block letters and complete it before leaving the aircraft. Thank you for your cooperation. "

Spanish: “Su atención por favor señoras y señores: En minutos más la tripulación de cabina entregará a quienes consideren que requieren actualizar su “Declaración de Salud” completada antes de embarcar, el formulario que tiene carácter de Declaración Jurada impresa, exigido por la Autoridad Sanitaria de la REPUBLICA ARGENTINA, deberán completarlo solo si se hubiera producido alguna novedad en su situación de salud antes declarada. Deberán utilizar letra de imprenta y completarlo antes de descender de la aeronave. Muchas gracias por su cooperación.

13.- In case of absence of self-report from a passenger or crew and if the crew has not registered or observed any suspicious case and thus is registered in health and border authority control, and only for the transition period referred to in point 2 hereof, the Company personnel must hand over to Border Health personnel after the opening of doors or at the time of completing the process of the airline health certificate the affidavits of travelers and/or crew that do not have complied with the online form statement approved by Migrations or the one

corresponds to suspected cases detected on board. 

14.- Guide travelers on the means of contact with consular representations offices of the ARGENTINE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, COMMERCEBINTERNATIONAL AND CULT, in cases of travel difficulties and even on identification about eventual institutions or professionals doctors who have the due authorization of the respective country and who can extend the health certifications translated into Spanish. 

15.- Comply with the remaining mechanisms and requirements that have already been implemented between the different Ministries involved in the implementation of the Decree of Need and Urgency N ° 331/2020 to optimize the capacity of the National State to have relevant information for the purposes of public health care, in opportune time, and within the current regulatory framework, as an essential asset and

essential for the adoption of sanitary measures aimed at the prevention of spread of COVID 19. Additionally, national and foreign air transport services companies departing from airports in the ARGENTINE REPUBLIC to abroad must meet the following requirements:          

16.- Keep open the possibility of changing the ticket without charge to those who must defer their travel on the occasion of having declared symptoms compatible with COVID19 in the online form of the NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF MIGRATIONS, and / or have submitted more than

37.5 ° C at the time of boarding failing to provide a medical certificate which certifies that those symptoms and lack of a medical certification whose cause is not fully explain the clinical presentation in a disease other than COVID 19. 

17.- Continue with the application of a declaration to be signed by the passengers or crews (overnight or not) traveling abroad, to make their trips assuming the risks derived from the existence of the pandemic declared by the WHO, and especially that the delay in their return may be originated in the detection of which is in the situation of being a suspected case of suffering from COVID 19. 

18.- Comply with the provisions of Law No. 25,326 regarding the protection of personal data.

19.- Disseminate the provisions contained herein to passengers and staff, regarding the sanitary control procedure derived from the application of the entry and exit to the National Territory during the validity of the emergency in sanitary expanded by Decree No. 260 of March 12, 2020, established by the NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF MIGRATIONS by Provision No. 3025/2020, under the denomination "Electronic Affidavit for entering the national territory" available on the official site of the NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF MIGRATIONS

www.migraciones.gob.ar.

20.- See an example of email received by passengers after filling the health and immigration form online. A PDF copy of completed form is also sent on this email. 

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

January 10, 2021

find the below two links for New Zealand & Australia with updated information.

New  Zealand 

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/border-closures-and-exceptions

Australia

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-international-travellers#travel-into-australia

AUSTRIA

Entry requirements

Date: 25 September 2020

The latest entry requirement and landing bans of Austria effective from 28 September 2020 00:00 until 31 December 2020 24:00LT.

  1. Latest entry requirement
  2. Refer Link: Description of entry-requirements for airlines updated at www.bmk.gv.at/en/service/entry-requirements.html

    Latest entry requirement

Date: 01 August 2020

A negative molecular biological sars-cov-2-test taken within 4 days up on entry.

Persons who are citizens, as well as their family members living in the same household or (habitual) residents of one of these countries and who are arriving from one of these countries and who have only been to these countries or in Austria within the last 10 days, are free to enter Austria (no molecular-biological sars-cov-2-test, no quarantine): Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, sanmarino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, united kingdom, Vatican

Third-country nationals arriving from out of Schengen area are not allowed to enter Austria.

Third-country nationals arriving from Schengen area, Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Monaco, Romania, san Marino, United Kingdom or Vatican are required to provide a health certificate5 not older than 72 hours which confirms that a negative molecular biological sars-cov-2- test is given and are required to start a 10- days quarantine

Remaining persons are required to provide a health certificate5 not older than 72 hours which confirms that a negative molecular biological sars-cov-2- test is given or are required to start a 10-days quarantine

If not providing a health certificate and arriving from Albania, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Hercegovina, brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kosovo, Mexico, Moldavia, Montenegro, Nigeria, north Macedonia, Pakistan, people’s republic of china – province Hubei, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russian federation, Senegal, Serbia, south Africa, Sweden, turkey, Ukraine or USA molecular biological sars-cov-2-test has to be made within 48 hours after arrival

Exemptions apply to (persons are allowed to enter Austria, but are required to provide a health certificate5 not older than 72 hours which confirms that a negative molecular biological sars-cov-2-test is given):

Persons traveling on business

Exemptions apply to (persons are allowed to enter Austria, but are required to provide a health certificate5 not older than 72 hours which confirms that a negative molecular biological sars-cov-2-test is given or are required to start a 10-days quarantine):

Members of diplomatic missions and staff of international organizations as well as family members of these people living in the same household, −  humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel,

 seasonal workers in the agricultural and forestry sector as well as tourism,

Cargo-transport workers, foreigners having a visa d published by Austria, a documentation of the foreign policy act (fremdenpolizeigesetz), a documentation of the right of residence under the settlement and residence act (niederlassungs- un daufenthaltsgesetz) or the asylum act (asylgesetz)2,

Austrian citizens and persons subject to health insurance in Austria or having a promise of treatment issued by an Austrian hospital for medical reasons worth considering plus one accompanying person3,

 (habitual) residents of Austria re-entering Austria after the use of essential medical services abroad3

General exemptions, regardless of where these people come from, apply to (persons neither need a health certificate nor have to start a quarantine):

Persons maintaining goods and passenger transport (crews),

To carry out a repatriation drive/flight (crews),

 for particularly considerable reasons in the family circle in individual cases (e.g. Visits of family members in the event of illness or their own children within the framework of care obligations, a visit to the life partner4, special events such as baptism, birthday, funeral or wedding),

For imperative reasons of animal care in individual cases,

As part of the implementation of a transfer drive/flight (crews),

  transfer passengers, provided that immediate departure is ensured (proof of a flight, train, bus ticket, a taxi confirmation or similar),

  in the imperative interest of the republic of Austria.

Persons required to start a quarantine have to provide a confirmation of availability of suitable accommodation already upon arrival and costs must be borne – otherwise entry will be refused

Exemptions do not release passenger/crew from foreign immigration entry regulations (visa, …)

Right of entry for life partners

Version: 16.07.2020a, further developments to be observed

Austria has initiated several measures to prevent further spread of sars-cov-2 and has therefore limited the rights of entry into Austria for non-EU-citizens as well.

Nevertheless, general exemptions – persons are allowed to enter Austria and neither need a health certificate nor have to start a quarantine –, regardless of where these people come from, apply to particularly considerable reasons in the family circle in individual cases, e.g.:

Visits of family members in the event of illness or their own children within the frame- work of care obligations,

A visit to the life partner1,

Special events such as baptism, birthday, funeral or wedding.

Life partners are all people who are in a fixed relationship, regardless of whether they share the same place of residence or how long the relationship has lasted.

The particularly considerable reasons in the family circle must be made credible upon arrival, for example by presenting one of the following documents:

Birth certificate,

Marriage certificate / partnership certificate,

Passport copy of the family member,

Confirmation of registration or documents about common residences,

Suitable photographs,

Written documents documenting a civil partnership (e.g. Mail correspondence),

Registration certificates for the same motor vehicle,

Hygiene regulations

Version: 03.07.2020a, valid until 31.12.2020, further developments have to be considered

Bus / train / ship: on board coaches / trains / excursion ships, a distance of at least 1 meter must be kept from people who do not live in the same household and a mechanical protection device (community mask) covering the mouth and nose area must be worn. If the distance of at least 1 meter is not possible due to the number of passengers and when boarding and alighting, an exception can be made.

Aircraft: a mechanical protective device (community mask) covering the mouth and nose area must be worn on board aircraft.

The wearing of a mechanical protective device covering the mouth and nose area does not apply to children up to the age of 6 and to persons who cannot be expected to wear the device for health reasons.

Checking the requirements

Upon arrival, entry requirements and hygiene regulations will be approved by public

Health authorities (assisted by police and army). Existence of the respective reasons as well as documentation must be made credible on entry.

Collection of passenger data

Version: 21.07.2020a, applicable till 31.12.2020, further developments to be observed

Operators are obliged to collect contact details of passengers if departure point is Albania, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kosovo, Mexico, Montenegro, Nigeria, north Macedonia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, people’s republic of china – province Hubei, Portugal, Moldova, Romania, Russian federation, Sweden, Senegal, Serbia, south Africa, turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or USA.

Details to be collected:

Id of persons (full name, date of birth and nationality),

Original place of departure,

Departure and arrival time,

Border crossing point for entry into Austria,

Total number of people carried and

Transport code number.

Data has to be stored for 28 days after arrival and made available immediately to health

Authorities on their request.

Landing bans

Flights from Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, people’s republic of china, Arab republic of Egypt, Islamic republic Iran, Kosovo, Moldavia, Montenegro, north Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Russian federation, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine and United Kingdom are prohibited.

BAHRAIN

Date: 20 September 2020

Please find the below attached form sent from Bahrain ministry of health, in order to be Printed & ensure that all arrival passengers downloaded the Be Aware app & Finalized the payment process, in order to have faster process once passengers reach Kingdom of Bahrain.

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/files/health-declaration-(airliners-travelers)-(7-september-2020)-v1-1.pdf

Date 13 july 2020.
Bahrain mandatory covid -19 testing and associated charges that will be implemented  effective 21 july 2020 from 0001 hrs at bia. 
Directives for the mandatory covid-19 testing and charges at Bahrain international airport.

This safety directive is effective 21 july 2020 at 00:01 local time and shall remain in force until otherwise notified by Bahrain civil aviation affairs.
Applicability:
all arriving passengers at Bahrain international airport (BIA). 
Requirements:

  1.  all arriving passengers at BIA shall undergo a mandatory testing for covid-19 on site at the airport and shall self- isolate for 10 days. This does not apply to transfer passengers.
  2. arriving passengers shall test for covid -19 upon arrival and at the end of the quarantine period
  3.  arriving passengers shall be charged bd 30 for the covid -19 test upon arrival, and bd 30 for the exit test at the end of the quarantine period. The test fee shall be paid in advance by the passenger through “beaware" Bahrain application   http://bh.bh/beaware or through the self-service payment kiosk at the airport. This does not apply to cabin crew. Diplomats and passengers returning to Bahrain from a medical travel.
  4.  airlines operators are required to brief their passengers of the above requirements in advance and before arrival BIA.

BELGIUM

Date: 08 January 2021

 Please pay attention to the new E-PLF effective from 05 January 2021 00:00. The updated version is linked to the Business Travel Abroad or BTA form.

 In the e-PLF or paper PLF, all data have to be filled in and presented to the airline before boarding. Failure to do so should result in the refusal of boarding. If the passenger is coming from a country outside the Schengen area he/she will have to present this form to the border officer at the point of entry (border control).

 The new E-PLF form is applicable effective 05 January 2021 00:00. It can be found via https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form

 In order to be able to indicate on the new E-PLF that a passenger is travelling for professional reasons, the employee or employer must complete the Business Travel Abroad - form (BTA). The BTA can be used by both Belgian employers/employees and foreign employers/employees. The employee who travels for professional reasons will receive a BTA code after filling in the BTA, which can be entered on the E-PLF.

The BTA form can be found at https://bta.belgium.be/en

Date: 27 December 2020

Effective 25 December 2020, passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Dutch, English, France or Germany.

This does not apply to residence of Belgium and passengers younger than 12 years old

In the absence of a negative test result proof, the airline is obligated to refuse boarding.

Date: 24 December 2020

PCR:

 The document must be in paper or electronic format with immediate possibility to consult.

 The document must be produced in Dutch, French, German or English.

The document produced by the traveler must contain the following information:

  • The result of this test must be negative.
  • The date of the sample must be clearly indicated: the document is valid for 48 hours from this date.
  • Only PCR tests for SARS CoV-2 with the PCR mention are accepted.
  • The analysis must have been carried out in an official laboratory in the country from which the traveler comes and certified by a doctor or pharmacist biologist (equivalent INAMI number).

     The following tests are not accepted:

  • RT-LAMP;
  • Rapid antigenic tests;
  • Serological tests.

    REGARDING UK: 

    Text: COVID-19: all flights from United Kingdom forbidden to land on Belgian territory, transit flight included. Cargo flight, state flight, sanitary flight, technical and repositioning flight are exempted
    Due to the spread of a new and possibly more contagious variant of the corona virus in Great Britain, Belgium decided on Sunday to ban passenger transport for 24 hours from midnight.

    The core cabinet has now decided to hold the ban for another 24 hours. Freight traffic is still allowed.

     The above PCR test requirement is not mandatory for Belgian national and Belgian residence ID holder.

Date: 30 October 2020

 Latest update form Belgium Government.

Modification e-mail dated 26.10.2020

New information: Offical list of countries with exempted travel restricions – etablished by Belgium

  • travelling is no longer prohibited to and from:
    • Australia
    • Japan
    • Rwanda
    • South Korea
    • New Zealand
    • Uruguay
    • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • travelling is still prohibited to and from:
    • Georgia
  • Canada
    • Tunisia

A passenger can still be refused to enter the territory, if he/she doesn’t fulfill the entry conditions according to Article 3 of the law of 15 December 1980 on access to the territory, the sojourn, the establishment and the removal of foreigners. However, the countries themselves can still apply travel restrictions for Belgium.

Note 1 : Only persons residing in one of the above countries (with exception of Canada, Georgia and Tunisia) are allowed to travel to Belgium for (non) essential purposes.

Note 2 :  Travelling to Belgium from a third country (a country that is not a member of the EU nor of the Schengen area and is not on the above list)

  • ü  all EU citizens and citizens of the Schengen Associated States, and their family members;

    ü  third-country nationals who are long-term residents under the Long-term Residence Directive and persons deriving their right to reside from other EU Directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas.

    ü  Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions, …;

    ü  Exception categories: you can find more information on the website of the Aliens Office under the section “Travelling to Belgium” : https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/home.aspx

Note 3 : this list was by the European Council, the co-called “white list of the EU”, and was specified at the Belgian level.

Date: 26 October 2020

List of countries who can enter Belgium with the below mentioned conditions.

NEW INFORMATION: “Official list of countries with exempted travel restrictions” - established by Belgium

  • travelling is no longer prohibited to and from:
    • Australia
    • Japan
    • Rwanda
    • South Korea
    • New Zealand
    • Uruguay
    • Thailand
  • travelling is still prohibited to and from:
    • Georgia
    • Canada
    • Tunisia

I remind you that a passenger can still be refused to enter the territory, if he/she doesn’t fulfill the entry conditions according to Article 3 of the law of 15 December 1980 on access to the territory, the sojourn, the establishment and the removal of foreigners.

However, the countries themselves can still apply travel restrictions for Belgium.

Note 1 : Only persons residing in one of the above countries (with exception of Canada, Georgia and Tunisia) are allowed to travel to Belgium for (non) essential purposes.

Note 2 : Travelling to Belgium from a third country (a country that is not a member of the EU nor of the Schengen area and is not on the above list)

·        non-essential travels to Belgium are still prohibited

·        travel for essential purpose must be limited: the following categories can travel to Belgium:

ü  all EU citizens and citizens of the Schengen Associated States, and their family members;

ü  third-country nationals who are long-term residents under the Long-term Residence Directive and persons deriving their right to reside from other EU Directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas.

ü  Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions, …;

ü  Exception categories: you can find more information on the website of the Aliens Office under the section “Travelling to Belgium” : https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/home.aspx

Note 3: this list was by the European Council, the co-called “white list of the EU”, and was specified

Date: 04 October 2020

Please be advised that as of October 9th, Airport Crew will no longer be available to assist passengers filling out (incomplete) PLF’s at border control Non-Schengen, Pier B.

Brussels Airport has assigned Airport Crew since the introduction of the PLF as a complementary facility to contribute to a smooth arrival into Belgium, however has decided to discontinue this service for public Health and Safety reasons.

As a result, please remind your outstations that it is imperative that - before boarding - passengers provide the QR-code received once the completed PLF has been submitted online. Only in the event the passenger is unable to connect via the web to the official Belgian Diplomacy website for access to the electronic PLF, the passenger should fill out the paper PLF as a backup and this before boarding.

As a recap:

‐          For arrival from a Schengen country, the airline collects the paper forms upon arrival into BRU and provides them in a sealed envelope to Saniport (locations described below in this mail).

‐          For arrival from a Non-Schengen country, the passenger will show the QR-code to the Federal Police at border control or hand over the correct filled out paper PLF.

As published in the Belgian Official Journal, please read the following important information:

‐          http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/cgi/article_body.pl?language=nl&caller=summary&pub_date=2020-09-25&numac=2020043191#top

(free English translation)

Art. 7. Article 18 of the Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 is replaced by the following:

1. Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited.

2. Notwithstanding the first paragraph, it is permitted to:

1° to travel to Belgium from all countries of the European Union, the Schengen area and the United Kingdom;

2° to travel to Belgium from the countries included in the list published on the website of the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs.

§ For journeys to Belgium authorised in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 from a country that is not part of the Schengen zone, the traveller must complete and submit to the carrier for boarding the electronic Passenger Locator Form published on the websites of the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs and of the Immigration Department prior to the journey.

If it is not possible for travellers to use the electronic Passenger Locator Form, they must complete and sign the Passenger Locator Form published on the websites of the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs and the Immigration Department.

The carrier shall ensure that all passengers have completed a Passenger Locator Form prior to boarding. In the absence of this form, the carrier is obliged to refuse boarding.

In the absence of this declaration or in case of false, misleading or incomplete information contained in this declaration, entry may, where appropriate, be refused in accordance with Article 14 of the Schengen Borders Code or Article 43 of the Law of 15 December 1980 on entry into the territory, stay, establishment and removal of foreigners.

§ 4. In the case of a journey to Belgium from an area in the Schengen zone, the traveller must complete and submit to the carrier for boarding the electronic Passenger Locator Form published on the websites of the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs and the Immigration Department prior to the journey.

If it is not possible for passengers to use the electronic Passenger Locator Form, they must complete, sign and submit to the carrier the Passenger Locator Form published on the websites of the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs and the Immigration Department. The carrier is obliged to send this declaration to Saniport without delay.

The carrier must ensure that all passengers have completed a Passenger Locator Form prior to boarding. In the absence of this form, the carrier is obliged to refuse boarding.

The requirement to fill out the PLF ref NOTAM:

Included below are links that will provide the official information as published on the website of the Belgian Government. As an important detail, please note that passengers coming from a high risk area are consent to stay in quarantine for 7 days instead of 14 days previously. This measure has been alleviated since October 1st. Currently the PLF has not been adapted displaying this information

‐          https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en

‐          https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form

With this form you consent to stay in quarantine for 14 days 7 days (since October 1st) upon arrival in Belgium at the address provided below. Passengers from the EU+ area are exempt, provided they do not come from a high-risk area as defined by the Belgian authorities.

‐          https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Documents/BELGIUM_PassengerLocatorForm_ENG.pdf

For questions or remarks, please contact Saniport via saniport.zaventem@health.fgov.be .

Date: 18 September 2020

Starting from 1 October 2020, citizens of Yemen must be in possession of an “airport transit visa-ATV” for a journey to a third country via Belgium.

To avoid misunderstanding:

  • This will only apply for holders of ordinary passports.
  • Holders of diplomatic, service and special passports have been waivered from the “airport transit visa-ATV” for a journey to a third country via Belgium.

Starting from 1 November 2020, the service of Border Control will impose an administrative fine when a citizen of Yemen doesn’t possess an ATV for a transit to a third country.

Date: 15 September 2020

note that completing Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before departure is Mandatory. 

English        Deutsch       Français     Dutch 

Date: 20 august 2020

Temporary travel restrictions Belgium - visa type c:

The temporary travel restriction should apply to all non-essential travel from third countries to the eu+ area.  Thus this implies the refusal of embarkation of 3rd country and visa-exempted nationals travelling as tourists. 

Note: if a passenger is in possession of a visa type c – issued after 18 march 2020 by the  belgian embassy - the passenger can travel to Belgium. Please be reminded that a passenger can still be refused to enter the territory, if he/she doesn’t fulfil the entry conditions according to article 3 of the law of 15 December 1980 on access to the territory, the sojourn, the establishment and the removal of foreigners.

Please find enclosed a form “essential travel” that can be issued by the Belgian embassy to travel to Belgium.

to whom it may concern      aan wie het aanbelangt       a qui de droit

Date 07 august 2020

Passenger travelling from an extra-Schengen airport to Belgium must be in possession of the documents required by article 2 of the law of 15 December 1980 on access to the territory, the stay, establishment and removal of aliens.

Passengers must be in possession of:

valid travel document (no expired passport, no expired identity card, no expired “travel document”)

valid visa or a valid residence permit (no expired visa, no expired residence permit, no annex 12, no annex 15, no “attest van immatriculatie”, …) i want to draw your attention that travelling with a visa type c is not allowed at the moment. Only passenger who are in possession of a valid visa type d or a valid residence permit, are allowed to travel to Belgium.

The nationality/the name/the date of birth on the passport must correspond to the nationality/the name/the date of birth on the residence permit

A third country national, who intends a short stay, is in possession of a valid document entitling the holder to cross the border satisfying the following criteria:

Its validity shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the member states.

It shall have been issued within the previous ten years;

I want to draw your attention that passengers who are in possession of a document that is supposedly virtual renewed, are not accepted to enter the Belgian territory.

If a passenger is not in possession of a valid travel document (expired passport, expired identity card, expired visa, expired residence permit, … ), the airline is requested to deny boarding.

If your airline nevertheless transported a passenger who is not in possession of a valid travel document, an administrative fine/accommodation costs can be imposed to your airline.

Belgium temporary travel restriction:

Belgium has extended the restriction for the non-essential travellers from third countries to the eu+ area. Thus this implies the refusal of embarkation of 3rd country nationals holding c visa and visa-exempted nationals travelling as tourists. The temporary travel restriction will exempt nationals of all EU member states and Schengen associated states.

This exemption must apply to:

All EU citizens and citizens of the Schengen associated states, and their family members;

Third-country nationals who are long-term residents under the long-term residence directive and persons deriving their right to reside from other EU directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas.

Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions;

Suspect of covid-19 on board of arrival flight must be reported.

Passenger locator card must be filled in by all passengers on arrival flight that carry a suspect covid-19 case. A completed "health declaration form" must be presented upon arrival.

The temporary travel restriction will apply from 01.07.2020 until further notice.

BENIN

Date: 06 September 2020 

Pease note the below stated 50% COVID-19 test decrease to be applied effective today 06 September 2020, for Benin and comply accordingly.

 Entry Requirement: 

  • All passengers entering Benin will pass through mandatory COVID-19 tests on arrival. The test costs XOF 50.000 equivalent to Euro 76.00 and to be paid by the passengers.
  • The passengers’ passport will also be collected at their arrival and returned back with the test result within 48 hours.
  • Mandatory online application to be filled by all passengers using the link http://centresurveillancesanitaire.com prior to their arrival to Cotonou.

Exit requirement:

  • It is mandatory for each passenger to present a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 dated less than 72 hours before boarding from COTONOU, BENIN. 

BRAZIL

January 11, 2021

 Passengers to Brazil must fill out the attached QR form and present confirmation of receipt, up on arrival Brazil.

QR CODE BRAZIL

Date: 25 December 2020

  1. Traveler of international origin, Brazilian or foreign, must present to the airline responsible for the flight, before boarding:

    I. Document proving laboratory tests RT-PCR, for screening for infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, with negative or non-reactive results, carried out in the seventy-two hours prior to the moment of embarkation, observing the following criteria:

    a) The document must be presented in Portuguese, Spanish or English;

    b) The test must be carried out in a laboratory recognized by the health authority of the country of departure;

    c) In the event of a flight with connections or stopovers where the traveler remains in a restricted area of the airport, the seventy-two hour period will be considered in relation to boarding in the first leg of the trip;

    d) the traveler who performs a migration that exceeds seventy-two hours since the RT-PCR test must present a document proving the performance of a new test with negative or non-reactive results for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 no check-in order to embark to the Federative Republic of Brazil ;

    e) The child under the age of twelve who is traveling with a companion is exempt from presenting a document proving that the laboratory test has been carried out RT-PCR provided that all companions present documents proving that the laboratory test has been carried out as a result of the negative or non-reactive RT-PCR test. Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 carried out in the seventy-two hours prior to the moment of embarkation;

    f) children aged two or over and less than twelve years old who are traveling unaccompanied must present proof of laboratory test RT-PCR with negative or non-reactive result for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, performed in the previous seventy-two hours when boarding; and

    g) children under the age of two years are exempt from presenting a document proving laboratory tests RT-PCR for travel to the Federative Republic of Brazil; and

    II - proof, printed or digitally, of completing the Traveler's Health Declaration - DSV in the seventy-two hours preceding departure to the Federative Republic of Brazil with the agreement on the sanitary measures that must be complied with during the period that is in the country. (DSV FORMULARIO ANVISA)

  2. The traveler referred to in this article will be exempt from complying with the measures established in 1 in the following cases:

    I - flights from abroad with connections in the Federative Republic of Brazil in which there is no landing procedure followed by immigration; and

    II - technical stops, in Brazilian territory, of aircraft coming from abroad, as long as there is no disembarkation of travelers without prior authorization from the health authority.

  3. International flights to the Federative Republic of Brazil originating in or passing through the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are prohibited on a temporary basis.
  4. The authorization for foreign travelers to embark on the trip to the Federative Republic of Brazil, coming from or passing through the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the last fourteen days, is suspended.
  5. The migratory authority, at the provocation of the health authority, may prevent the entry into Brazilian territory of persons not listed in art. 3 that do not meet the requirements set out in 1 or that do not comply with the provisions of 4.
  6. The traveler who falls under the provisions of art. 3rd, with origin or history of passing through the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the last fourteen days, when entering the Brazilian territory, must remain in quarantine for fourteen days.

 Effective Date:

  • On December 25, 2020, regarding the provisions of 3 and 4 of art.7th;
  • On December 30, 2020, regarding the provisions of 1 of art.7th; and

Date: 19 December 2020

All Foreign and Brazilian Passengers must meet the following requirements in relation to COVID-19 before boarding a flight to Brazil:

  • Document providing laboratory tests (RT-PCR), for screening for infection by SARS-CoV-2, with a negative / non-reactive result, performed 72 hours prior to the moment of shipment;
  • Traveller's Health Declaration (DSV) filled out (in print or digitally) with the agreement on the sanitary measures that must be complied with during the period in the country.

Effective Date: 29 December 2020.

Date: 11 October 2020 

A new decree on health insurance for entry into Brazil. Health insurance for Brazil is exempt for all passengers. This Ordinance No. 470, of October 2, 2020, is effective from 05 October 2020. 

Art. 1 This Ordinance provides for the exceptional and temporary restriction on the entry of foreigners of any nationality into the country, under the terms of the provisions of item VI of the article art. 3 of Law No. 13,979, of February 6, 2020, due to a technical and reasoned recommendation from the National Health Surveillance Agency - Anvisa for health reasons related to the risks of contamination and dissemination of the coronavirusSARS-CoV-2 (covid-19) . 

Art. 2 It is restricted, for a period of thirty days, the entry into the country of foreigners of any nationality, by road, by other terrestrial means or by water transport. 

Art. 3 The restrictions referred to in this Ordinance do not apply to: 

I - Brazilian, born or naturalized;

II - immigrant with permanent residence, for a determined or indefinite period, in Brazilian territory;

III - foreign professional on mission in the service of an international organization, as long as duly identified; 

IV - foreign employee accredited to the Brazilian Government;

V - Foreigner:

a) Spouse, partner, son, father or curator of a Brazilian;

b) Whose entry is specifically authorized by the Brazilian Government in view of the public interest or for humanitarian reasons; and

c) Bearer of the National Migration Registry; and

VI - cargo transportation.

Paragraph 1. The restrictions provided for in this Ordinance do not prevent the entry, by air or waterway, of sea crew to exercise specific functions on board of a vessel or platform operating in jurisdictional waters, provided that the migratory requirements appropriate to their condition, including to carry an entry visa, when required by the Brazilian legal system.

Paragraph 2.The restrictions provided for in this Ordinance do not prevent the disembarkation, authorized by the Federal Police, of maritime crew for medical assistance or for connection of air return to the country of origin related to operational issues or termination of employment contract.

§ 3 The authorization referred to in § 2 is subject to liability for expenses resulting from the transshipment signed by the maritime agent, with the prior consent of the local health authorities, and the presentation of the corresponding air tickets.

§ 4 In the event of entry into the country by road, other land or waterway transport, the exceptions referred to in item II and paragraphs "a" and "c" of item V of the caput do not apply to foreigners from Bolivarian Republic of  Venezuela.  

Art. 4 The restrictions mentioned in this Ordinance do not prevent: 

I - the execution of cross-border humanitarian actions previously authorized by the local health authorities;

II - the traffic of border residents in twin cities, upon presentation of a border resident document or other supporting document, provided that reciprocity in the treatment of Brazilians by the neighboring country is guaranteed; and

III the free traffic of road cargo transportation, even if the driver does not fit the role referred to in art. 3, in the manner provided for in the legislation.

Single paragraph: The provisions of item II of the caput do not apply to the border with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. 

Art. 5 Exceptionally, the foreigner who is in a land border country and needs to cross it to embark on a flight back to his country of residence may enter the Federative Republic of Brazil with authorization from the Federal Police. 

Single paragraph. In the predicted nocaput hypothesis:

I - the foreigner must go directly to the airport;

II - there must be an official demand from the embassy or consulate of the country of residence; and

III - the corresponding air tickets must be presented. 

Art. 6 The restrictions referred to in this Ordinance do not prevent foreigners from entering the country by air, provided that the migratory requirements appropriate to their condition are complied with, including having an entry visa, when required by the Brazilian legal system. 

Art. 7 Failure to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance will imply, for the offending agent:

  I - civil, administrative and criminal liability

II - repatriation or immediate deportation

III - disqualification of asylum applications. 

Art. 8 The regulatory bodies may edit norms complementary to the provisions of this Ordinance, including sanitary rules on procedures, vessels and operations. 

Art. 9 - The cases omitted in this Ordinance will be decided by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security. 

Art. 10. The term established in art. 2nd may be extended, according to technical and reasoned recommendation from Anvisa. 

Art. 11. Ordinance No. 456, of September 24, 2020, of the Ministers of State Chief of Staff to the Presidency of the Republic, Justice and Public Security, Infrastructure and Health is hereby revoked. 

Art. 12. This Ordinance comes into force on the date of its publication.

Botswana

Date: November 19, 2020.

 Travel Requirements – Botswana.

All travelers are required to meet the following requirements effective 18 November 2020:

  1. Present a Negative COVID-19 PCR test done within 72 Hours upon arrival for the traveler that has been outside of Botswana for 36 Hours or longer
  2. Travelers who have been outside Botswana for less than 36 hours will be allowed entry using the Negative COVID-19 PCR test obtained upon exit.
  3. Complete a COVID-19 self-declaration screening form and undergo temperature checks upon entry in to Botswana.
  4. May be required to undertake mandatory testing and possible isolation or quarantine, as per section 76(1)(2) and 80 of the Public Health Act of 2014 if found to have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.
  5. Complete a traveler locator form, providing accurate contact information while in Botswana. The local health authority may contact traveler within 14 days of arrival.
  6. Returning citizens and residents not meeting the requirement will undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine and testing at their own cost (as assessed by local authority).
  7. Children aged under five (5) years are upon arrival exempted from the 72-hour Negative COVID-19 PCR test result requirement but should undergo screening for COVID-19 symptoms.
  8. Non-citizen travelers not meeting the requirement and unable to bear the cost for testing and quarantine upon arrival will be DENIED entry in to Botswana.
  9. Travelers exiting Botswana are expected to comply with travel regulations of the destination country at their own expense.

In addition the following existing regulations must be adhered:

  • Entry Visa - Passenger are required to ensure that all Visa requirements, where applicable, are met prior to departure.
  • Resident permit holders from Visa required countries who are out of Botswana for more than 6 months – Valid resident permit holderswho were out of the Botswana for more than 6 Months must get re-entry permit from Botswana Embassy or head office Immigration office for entry.
  • Minors (Under 18 Years old) Passengers – Minors are required to have an “Unabridged Birth certificate of the Minor” and if only one parent is travelling with the Minor an “Affidavit from the other parent consent about the travel” for entry approval. 

BURKINA FASO

Burkina Faso is opened effective 01 august 2020.

Entry requirements:

1. All incoming passengers are required to have pcr test negative certificate valid for 5 days including the travel time.

2. Passengers traveling without pcr test certificate will pay xof 90,000 and take the test at the airport and wait for their result.

3. All passengers should wear face masks and respect social distance at all times.

BURUNDI

January 09, 2021

 As per attached Decree the Burundi government  has  now put new requirement  for  7 days  mandatory quarantine instead of   72 hours, starting from 11 January 2021, as same will be booked on same  link at https://www.booking.tourisme.gov.bi/

 CAA called and inform us with in meeting today morning and they will send us official letter by Monday morning .

 Please comply accordingly, and advise all Passenger the compulsory 7 days hotel booking, otherwise the below fine will apply 

Date: 20 November 2020

Entry requirements:

  • Travelers entering or leaving Burundian territory must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test carried out before 72 hours of boarding;
  • On arrival, all travelers must be screened and comply with a containment measure of strict application of 72 hours in one of the hotels provided for this effect.
  • The screening test and Hotel costs are payable by traveler. The cost for the screening (PCR test for COVID-19) test is $100 for non- Burundian and $ 30 for Burundians.
  • If a positive case for COVID-19 is detected in a vehicle or in an airplane, a second test will be required at every passenger. They will have to wait for the results. Those who test negative for COVID-19 will be allowed to leave;
  • Cases declared positive will be immediately forwarded in an appropriate care center;
  • For foreign travelers, positive for COVID-19, they will pay for the medical care themselves.
  • Travelers are required to book at the Hotels eligible for quarantine in advance online through the platform managed by Médiabox. A confirmed hotel booking using ONLY this link : https://www.booking.tourisme.gov.bi/

CAMEROON

Date: 25 October 2020

The requirement for COVID-19 test result validity for passengers destined and transiting via Cameroon has been updated as follows:  

  • COVID-19 negative PCR test result certificate not more than three (03) days,  to be presented before boarding. The test result validity shall be calculated between the sample date and the boarding date at the airport of departure.
  • For passengers who exit airport or having a layover in a hotel during transit at Addis, the test result validity shall be calculated between the sample date and arrival date in Cameroon.

Date: 15 august 2020

Cameroon entry requirements:

  • It is mandatory that each passenger boarding a flight to Cameroon have a negative covid19 test result PCR dated less than 3 days (at arrival) counting from the date the sample taken. Do not accept passenger without negative covid-19 test result PCR certificate dated less than 3 days (at arrival) counting from the date the sample taken.
  • Nationals of Cameroon and foreign resident in Cameroon can enter.
  • All foreigners can be accepted as long as they have a valid visa on their passport.
  • Cameroonian by birth but holding different passport/citizenship must have valid visa on their passport for acceptance.
  • Any paper visa which is not attached on a passport needs an ok to board conformation from authorities in Cameroon before boarding. 
  • The mandatory wearing of masks;
  • Compliance with barrier measures for passengers and staff during the entire passenger handling process.

CAMBODIA 

1. Passengers arriving from France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain or USA are not allowed to enter Cambodia.     

This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cambodia.

2. Nationals and residents of Cambodia who have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain or the USA in the past 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days.

CANADA

Date: January 08, 2021

  • Effective midnight on January 7, 2021 (00:00 EST or 05:00 UCT), regardless of citizenship, all travellers five years of age or older must provide proof of a negative laboratory test result for COVID-19 to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada.
  • The test must be performed using one of two types of COVID-19 tests–either a molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP)–and must be conducted within 72 hours of the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada. 
  • All travellers coming to Canada must present this information at the time of boarding.  Failure to do so will mean an automatic denial of boarding by the airline operating the flight to Canada.  
  • All other existing health measures (temperature test, health screening, and mandatory 14-day quarantine) remain in place.
  • Travelers to Canada must use the ArriveCAN App or website and provide accurate contact information and their mandatory 14-day quarantine plan on or before entry.

Date: 07 November 2020

 Updated Canada travel restriction guidance material, this guidance material dated November 4, 2020, replaces the October 22, 2020 version. In includes the following changes:

 • Physical Distancing 

• Health Checks 

• Non-medical Masks and Face Coverings 

• Notification for Digital Submission of Travel, Contact and Quarantine Plan Information 

• Temperature Screening

 For the detailed requirements, please refer the below attachment.

COVID-19 International Guidance material for Air operators

Date: 04 November 2020

 Canada travel restriction update. Please refer the following two attachments.

Travel to Canada 30 October 2020

World CAN Dashboard 30 October 2020

Date: 01 November 2020

Canada travel restriction update, please find attached the ArriveCan Digital Engagement kits, which notifies the digital requirement to submit information.

COVID-19 ArriveCanToolkit Airline

COVID-19 ArriveCan Infographic Air Travel

ArriveCAN Poster

Date: 01 August 2020

As per the guide from the Canada border service agency, as of July 30, 2020, all travelers arriving in Canada, including those exempt from quarantine requirements, are required to provide their contact information to allow persons to be contacted during the 14-day period that begins on the day on which they enter Canada.

covid-19 form design v8

a guide for crew mandatory contact information collection

Crew, and other persons exempt from quarantine requirements are only required to provide their contact information (phone number and email address). 

Date: 30 July 2020

The attached guidance material, received from transport Canada dated July 25, 2020, replaces the June 30, 2020 version. It includes a new provision for passengers to confirm their understanding that they could be denied boarding due to an elevated temperature; a revision to the requirement for a second temperature screening; one new question on the health check questionnaire and a minor rewording to an existing question; some small revisions to face coverings for clarification, some revisions to the reporting requirements for temperature screening and a revision to the transport Canada temperature screening standards (annex f).

covid-19 international guidance material for air operators final july 25

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
- this does not apply to nationals of Canada.
- this does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
- 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 seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.  
- this does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on march 18, 2020.
- this does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on march 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
- this does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
   a. The spouse or common-law partner of the person;
   b. A dependent child of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner;
   c. A dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
   d. The parent or step-parent of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner; or
   e. The guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate). 
- 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; 

Chad

       January 14, 2021

  N’Djamena Airport will be opened effective January 15, 2021 at 00:01 AM

 Effective immediately all incoming passengers must have  COVID-19 PCR negative certificate issued within 72 hours starting from the time they gave samples.

Date: 29 December 2020

Due to the new strain of coronavirus, passengers coming from South Africa or United Kingdom are forbidden to enter in to Chad effective December 29, 2020 11:59 PM until further notice.

If any passenger arrived from those countries, there is fine of 5,000,000.00 FCFA per passenger on top of the previous sanitary protocol violation fee (3,000,000.00 FCFA).

Chad entry requirement:

  • As long as passengers have valid entry document and fulfill the COVID-19 requirements, they can enter to the country.
  • All incoming passengers must have COVID-19 PCR negative certificate issued within 72 hours starting from the time they gave samples.  Up on arrival, passport of passengers, those who will stay more than 7 days in Chad will be collected from them by police in coordination with immigration authority.
  • All diplomatic missions and personal of International organizations’ passport will not be collected at airport on arrival.
  • The passenger will have to remain at home/hotels/guest house complying the barrier measures ( wearing mask, regular washing hand, keeping distance and others) and carry out another PCR test in N’Djamena on the 7th day of stay in one of the hospitals. The test costs 15,000.00 CFA to be covered by the passenger and to be paid at counter of hospital. The passenger will take receipt up on payment which he/she present it to police in order to withdraw his/her passport.
  • Passengers who stay less than 7 days will be required to observe barrier measurements during their stay time and expected to advise his/her contact address (Home, Hotel, Office, telephone number, email address) for the purpose of possible epidemiological investigation.

    Violators (carriers) of the aforementioned measures must bear the hotel costs and pay a fine of 3,000,000 CFA per passenger.

    NOTE: Any passenger arriving without COVID-19 PCR negative certificate and also if the time is more than the stated time frame after test, will be deported and there will be fine for non-compliance. 

CHINA

Date: 04 November 2020

 China Government new entry requirements in relation to COVID-19 effective 08 November 2020.

 1. Test Requirements

 Passengers going to China via direct flights must take both nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests within 48 hours before boarding. The tests must be taken at a medical institution designated or recognized by the Chinese Embassy and then apply at the Chinese Embassy for a Green Health Code with the “HS” mark for Chinese passengers or a certified Health Declaration Form for foreign passengers with certificates of negative results of both tests.

 Transit Passenger

 Passengers going to China via connecting flights must take both nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in Addis Ababa within 48 hours before boarding their flight to the transit country and then take both tests again in the transit  country within 48 hours before boarding  the plane to China. Passengers must apply at the Chinese Embassy/Consulates in BOTH countries for Green Health Codes with the "HS" mark or certified Health Declaration Forms with certificates of negative results of both tests.

Transit passengers must take both nucleic acid and IgM anti–body tests within 48 hours before boarding their plane to Addis Ababa in their origin destination and then take these two tests again in Addis Ababa within 48 hours before boarding the plane to China.

 3. Strict checkup by Ethiopian Airlines/strict Compliance.

 Ethiopian Airlines will do a take strict checkup of the green Health Code with the "HS" mark presented by Chinese passengers or certified Health Declaration Form presented by foreign passengers and their original certificates of both tests at check-in counters and boarding gates.

Passengers must fulfill all the requirements in good time.

Date: 01 November 2020

Please find the attach self-explanatory circular regarding suspension of carriage of passengers who depart from the following 29 countries or regions to china, by Xiamen Airlines.

Date: 02 October 2020

Chinese Custom Request - Online Health Declaration Form at CTU:

All Chinese nationalities traveling to Chengdu on ET636 flight must scan the QR code to fill the health declaration forms online and display their QR code on WeChat before boarding the flight.  Failure to do so result penalty.

http://health.customsapp.com/home/pages/healthDeclare/declare.html

Online Health Declaration Form at CTU

Date: 02 October 2020

China entry requirement – clarification:

Please note the below clarification on some technical issues relating to the New Policy (below alert of 01 October):

  1. Checking the Health Code (or Health Declaration Form) is priority, checking the paper negative COVID-19 test result is supplementary. So long as the Health Code is GREEN, it is accepted to plane boarding;
  2. In case of plane delay, some of the Health Code may be turned into GREY.  In such cases, passengers cannot be refused to plane boarding. The criteria to judge it is that whether the Health Code is valid (GREEN) at the time of scheduled flight.

Those passengers who have been quarantined at hotel and arranged for COVID-19 test by Ethiopian Airlines are not allowed to upload the Health Code (Health Declaration Form) and be allowed to plane boarding with the paper negative COVID-19 test result. Yet Ethiopian Airlines is kindly requested to update the Chinese Embassy of the list with personal information of these passengers. These passengers have to be registered at the Embassy's system.

Date: 01 October 2020

The Embassy of People’s Republic of China in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has issued the following instruction to passengers who are to fly to China in relation to COVID-19:

  1. Starting from 3rd October, 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers departing from or transiting via Addis Ababa on China-bound flights are required to take nucleic acid tests within 72 hours (the date of the sample collecting instead of the date of the test certificate).
  2. Chinese citizen passengers are required to produce the health code on their mobile phones after they acquired the negative COVID-19 test result (Ethiopian Airlines will keep one copy of the test result). Only the GREEN Health Code is accepted for plane boarding. RED Health Code (not passed), GREY Health Code (invalid) and YELLOW Health Code (submitted and waited for approval) are not allowed for plane boarding. Example of green HC is shown on attachment one.
  3. Non-Chinese citizen passengers are required to produce the Paper Health Declaration Form Sealed by the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia. Example of the form is shown in Attachment Two.

In some cases, some Chinese passengers may have the internet problem and can’t upload their Health Code, the Chinese Embassy will then issue them the paper Health Declaration form instead.

Transit passengers will be applied to the same policy as mentioned above. Otherwise they will be refused to board planes from their destination.

Health Declaration form

Health Code

September 23, 2020

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The People’s Republic of China National Immigration Administration of The People’s Republic of China Announcement on Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Residence Permits of Three Categories:

Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits issued on 26 March 2020.

Effective from 0 a m., 28 September 2020, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need for applying for new visas. If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals expired after 0 a.m., 28 March 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holders’ visit to China remains unchanged. The above-mentioned personnel shall strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control.

Other measures in the Announcement issued on March 26 will continue to be implemented

https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/wjbxw/t1817370.shtml

Date: 15 September 2020

The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ethiopia has informed Ethiopian airlines the following requirements/amendments to passengers who are to fly to China effective 25 September 2020. 

  1. All Chinese and foreign passengers departing from or transiting via Addis Ababa on China-bound flights are required to take the nucleic acid tests within 3 days (the date of the test certificate instead of the date of the sample collecting and the date of the certificate not calculated within 3 days) and to produce the COVID-19 negative certificate before boarding.
  2. Silk Road General Hospital in Addis Ababa has been authorized to do the COVID-19 nucleic acid test. Allow passengers with the certificate to board planes.
  3. Ethiopian airlines in further requested to keep all photocopies of all passengers’’ test result certificates. 

Date: 19 August 2020

In addition to earlier communications, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ethiopia has informed Ethiopian airlines the following specific requirements to passengers who are to fly to China. 

  1. All Chinese and foreign passengers who are to fly to China are required to take nucleic acid tests (RT-PCR) for COVID-19 within 5 days before boarding. Only those who are tested negative will be allowed to board. Airlines must check the COVID-19 certificates before boarding passengers. Passengers who do not have the negative certificates should not be allowed on board.
  2. International Clinical Laboratories (ICL), in Ethiopia, is the only institute currently authorized to do the testing for passengers bound for China originating from Ethiopia flying Ethiopian Airlines. 
  3. For the Chinese and foreign passengers who transit via Ethiopia to China, the passengers are required to complete the nucleic acid test in the country where the travel starts and produce their negative test certificates before boarding at origin and also when connecting flights at Addis Ababa Bole international Airport.

Date: 18 August 2020

Beijing COVID-19 test requirement for passengers from Hong Kong. 

With effect from 17 August 2020 at 0000 local time, all passengers on flight from Hong Kong to Beijing will be required to have and present to the airline before boarding, documentary proof to show that the passenger underwent a nuclei acid test for COVID-19 within 7 days before the scheduled time of departure of the flight, and the result of the test is the passenger was tested negative for COVID-19. This is concerning Hong Kong joining passengers to Beijing, transit at HKG to Beijing (China) is still not allowed. 

The list of local COVID-19 nucleic acid testing institutions recognized by the Hong Kong SAR Government can be found on the website with link at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/List_of_recognised_laboratories.pdf for reference.

Date: 12 August 2020

Entry requirements to CAN for incoming passengers:

A . VISA

  • Holding visa issued by Chinese Consulate General after 28 March 2020 (including March 28).
  • Holding diplomatic, official, courtesy, crew (type C) visa.
  • Holding Chinese permanent residence card.

B. CUSTOMS

C.QUARANTINE

  • All should be aware of the self-paying mandatory 14 Days quarantine.
  • The cost of 14 days quarantine is to be covered by passengers and you need to make sure all has enough fund to cover own cost.

D. THE NUCLEIC ACID TEST REPORT

  • Passengers who take a flight to China should complete the nucleic acid test (PCR test) within 5 days before boarding. Testing should be carried out in institutions designated or approved by Chinese embassies abroad.
  • Chinese passengers take pictures and upload the negative nucleic acid test certificate through the international version of the epidemic prevention health code applet.
  • Passengers of foreign nationality can apply for a declaration of health status to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate with a negative nucleic acid test certificate.

Date: 22 July 2020

  • All passengers taking inbound flights to China from overseas will be required to have a nucleic acid test (RT-PCR test) within five days before their flights.
  • All passengers, whether Chinese citizens or overseas travelers, should take the nucleic acid test at medical institutions designated by Chinese embassies.
  • Passengers who are Chinese citizens are required to take photos of and upload the nucleic acid test results via an epidemic prevention mini program on the Chinese instant messaging platform WeChat.
  • Overseas travelers need to apply for a declaration of health status from the Chinese embassy with a valid written report of a negative test result.
  • Airlines will check the health QR code or health declaration ahead of boarding, and those failing to produce such documents will be denied boarding.
  • Please refer the below link:

            https://enapp.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202007/21/AP5f168e67a3109daf6c77383e.html

Date 08 April 2020

The Government of China has updated about China entry policy for passengers that travel from 26 designated countries (please refer the annex down this email).

Restrictions:

In order to reduce the cross-border spread of the epidemic, Chinese travellers who have purchased return tickets from the countries listed in the annex are required to fill in epidemic prevention health information in advance. The specific requirements are as follows:

  1. Since April 8, 2020, passengers who have purchased air tickets are required to fill and submit their personal data, health status, recent travel record day by day before departure date through the WeChat Mini Program of the international version of epidemic prevention health code. Under special circumstances, it can be filled in by others. 
  2. The transitional period will be from April 8 to April 22, 2020. Passengers of Chinese nationality who take flights during the transitional period should fill and submit the information on a daily basis starting from April 8. Passengers that take flights after the transition period should fill and submit it day by day from the 14th day before departure date. 
  3. Anyone that fails to fill and submit information according to the above requirements will not be able to board the flights. If anyone fills in false information, their itinerary will be blocked and they will have to bear the corresponding legal liability.

Annex:

Italy, United States, Spain, Germany, Iran, France, Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Australia, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, Denmark, Canada, Israel, Czech Republic, Ireland, Philippines, Thailand

COMOROS

Date: 05 January 2020

Any passenger on international flight to an airport located in the Union of the Comoros must:

  • Complete a health declaration form available on the Moroni International Airport website Prince Said Ibrahim: www.adccomores.com
  • This form must be completed before any boarding to an airport located in the Union of the Comoros.
  • Present, upon boarding, the original of a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, not older than 72 hours, from the date of the test. The certificate must be issued by a laboratory approved by that state.

Any passenger who tests positive for COVID-19 or who has a false PCR test on arrival is liable to a fine of 500,000 KMF (1,000 euros) and the Company will pay for the related treatments according to the national regulations in force.

The provisions of this circular come into force on the date of signature (31/12/2020).

COTE D'IVOIRE

Date: November 19, 2020

  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result, which must be taken at most 7 days before arrival starting from the date of the sample collection.
  • Children younger than 11 years are exempted from this requirement.
  • All arriving, departing and transiting passengers must fill the form on this link https://declaration.transports.gouv.ci/#/gate before 48 hours of their departure.
  • All passengers should have the filled form on their phone or printed while travelling.
  • Any passenger without this form is not accepted at ABJ airport.
  • All arriving passengers will be subject to health checks and systematic monitoring during their stay in Cote D’Ivoire.

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Date: 31 October 2020

  • All passengers must hold COVID-19 negative test result issued within 07 days before arrival.
  • All passengers above the age of 11 years will be required to take COVID test upon arrival in DRC (FIH, FBM, and GOM) effective October 31, 2020.  Passengers will cover the cost of COVID-19 test at the airport. The test cost is expected to be USD 45.00.
  • Passengers need to register before arrival on below link and get QR code
  • www.inrbcovid.com
  • All Passengers must wear face mask.
  • Passengers are required to fill health status declaration form upon arrival.

DJIBOUTI

          Date: 06 December 2020

     All Passengers entering the country:

  1. Passenger must have a Negative COVID-19 test certificate. The Test result shall not exceed 72 hours from departure.
  2. Must undergo a COVID-19 test on arrival at JIB airport
  3. Shall pay 30 USD for COVID-19 test on arrival.
  4. Shall wait at the airport until test results. Results take from 1 to 1:30 Hrs.
  5. If found to be positive, passenger will be taken to a quarantine facility for 14 days on his/her own expenses.
  6. All passengers must wear face masks (both on departure and arrival

EGYPT

Date: 21 September 2020

Only Resting Dead head Crew travelling to Egypt MUST be in possession of negative PCR test 72 hours (before flight departure time).

Egypt entry requirement effective 01 September 2020: 

  • All passengers "including Egyptians" travelling to Egypt MUST be in possession of negative PCR test (72) hours (before flight departure time).
  • All children "regardless their nationalities" under 6 years old are exempted from PCR test.
  • Transit Passengers (who are not entitled for Hotel Accommodation and will be staying at Cairo Airport till their onward Flight) don’t require having PCR Test upon Arrival.
  • Transit Passengers (who are entitled for Hotel Accommodation and will not be staying at Cairo Airport till their Onward Flight) must be in possession of Negative PCR Test even if their final destinations don’t need require a Negative PCR Test to be able to accommodate them in Hotel.
  • International Passengers (who are travelling directly)  to (Sharm el Sheikh / Taba / Hurghada / Marsa Alam ) airports who failed to submit a valid PCR test (72 hours before flight departure time), shall undergo the PCR test upon arrival to those airports with charge of 30 USD. Those passengers will be isolated in their hotels till the PCR test result is received and in case the PCR is positive, passenger will be self-isolated in his / her room at the hotel and to coordinate with the Egyptian Ministry of health.
  • Declaration form to be filled at origin
  • Certificate is accepted in Arabic or English language. 

As there are constant changes, appreciate your regular check on:

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php  

For more information, kindly check below link:

https://www.egyptair.com/en/about-egyptair/news-and press/Pages/EGYPTAIR%20is%20back%20to%20the%20Sky%20as%20of%2001July%202020.aspx 

https://www.egyptair.com/en/Plan/Pages/visa-and-health.aspx

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Date: 17 January 2021

Please note the below Equatorial Guinea Travel restriction/measures update, as the lockdown at Equatorial Guinea is now extended until 15FEB21.

 • All arriving passengers to SSG must take a COVID test which is provided at the airport upon arrival. 

 • All incoming passengers will be taken to quarantine for 5days until the result arrives. The expenses for the test and for the quarantine will be covered by the passengers.

• At the check in counter, all departing passengers from SSG, must show a negative PCR certificate which is taken within less than 48hrs .

  • Passengers from UK are not allowed to enter Equatorial Guinea.

 

Date: 23 December 2020

Equatorial Guinea Measures:

  1. Because a new strain of the coronavirus appeared in UK, which is much more contagious, both commercial and private flights and passengers from the said country are prohibited from entering Equatorial Guinea.
  2. This rule will be applied effective tomorrow 23 Dec2020 until 15 January 2021.

Date: 16 September 2020

 Passengers who have a PCR COVID-19 test certificate with Negative result latest 48 hours or 72 hours from point of departure station are allowed to board.

  1. Passengers who arrive at Equatorial Guinea with PCR test latest 48 hours can enter without quarantine and additional PCR test.
  2. If the PCR test expires during the time of travel before he/she arrives at Equatorial Guinea, they will be tested upon arrival at the airport. Passengers will be responsible for the expenses related with PCR test and hotel accommodation fees until the PCR test result is available. 
  3. For those passengers whose PCR test is latest 72 hours from date of departure, even though the certificate expires with the 48 hours, they can be accepted for check-in at origin station.  But upon arrival, they are subject to for new PCR test and quarantined at their own expenses until the test result is available.
  4. For passengers without COVID-19 PCR test and more than 72 hours, origin stations must request an OK to board before accepting such passengers for check-in. 
  5. The time count starts from the date when sample is taken.
  6.  Passengers are required to strictly apply preventative measures which is now actual law (wearing a face mask, maintaining social distancing of 2m, washing hands regularly, etc.).

FRANCE

Effective 18 January 2021:

  • Arriving passengers are required to have negative RT-PCR test valid 72 hours before departure and possible self-quarantine for Passenger departing from non-EU states.
  • For those who arrive without the test result will do self-quarantine for a minimum of five days at hotel or    residence.  

Date: 13 November 2020

An update on the acceptance of passengers bound to France in relation to CPVID-19 test.

Type of Flight Requirement Countries of origin
Green flights PCR test is not mandatory EUROPEAN UNION,
ANDORRA,ISLAND,LIECHTENSTIEN,MONACO,NORWEY,UK,SAINT MARTIN,SWISS,VATICAN,AUSTRALIA,SOUTH KOREA,JAPAN,NEW ZEALAND,RWANDA,SINGAPORE,THAILAND
Category 1 PCR mandatory before boarding, except those with one time exemptions such as Diplomats. SOUTH AFRICA, ALGERIA,BAHRAIN,CHINA,UAE,EQUADOR,USA,IRAQ,IRAN,ISRAEL,MOROCCO, PANAMA,RDC,TURKEY,RUSSIA,UKRAINE,ZIMBABWE.
Category 2 Antigenic   test will be conducted before immigration control at the AIRPORT que time is 30 minutes. All the rest countries not mentioned in the other categories

France has established a list of countries for which entry into French territory is allowed only in specific derogatory situations, in particular for French nationals and persons living in France. Outside these situations, it is not possible to come to France from these countries.

Date: October 21, 2020

France curfew imposed in relation to COVID-19.

Required forms may be downloaded on the link https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestations-de-deplacement-couvre-feu

Date: 22 August 2020

France travel restriction

Please find below important notes about updates entry restriction to France (CDG/MRS):

  1. Non-essential travel is restricted to all passengers except:
    - students if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte.
    - merchant seamen if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte;
    - 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;
    - passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State;
    - 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;
    - nationals of France, if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte, and their spouses and children;
  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, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Oman, Palestinian Territory, 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  www.interieur.gouv.fr .
    - This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, 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).

GABON

Gabon travel restriction in relation to COVID-19 Pandemic:

Irrespective of citizenship, all passengers coming to Libreville must have PCR test with negative result.

1. Passengers acceptance to Gabon shall be based on reciprocity.

2. Negative RT-PCR test proof of COVID-19 is required. The result carried at most five days before the date of embarkation or disembarkation. The test must be carried out by a center approved by the World Health Organization.

3. The boarding of a passenger not fulfilling the conditions prescribed in articles 1 & 2 above exposes the airline to administrative sanctions and to the obligation to transport, at its own expense the non-conforming passenger up to point of origin.

4. During the boarding and disembarking phases, passengers are required to comply with all preventive measures against COVID-19, in particular:

o Wear a face mask

o Have a normal body temperature

o Abide by the protocol of distance between passengers

o Fill in an information form indicating the references allowing you to be contacted.

o When disembarking at any airport in Gabon, a rapid test and a PCR test at COVID-19 will be conducted.

o Submit luggage to the decontamination process implemented in the airport.

5. Any passenger who tests positive when disembarking will be entrusted to the care of the competent health authorities.

6. Passengers arriving in Gabon must remain in the city where the disembarkation airport is located for at least fourteen days and must, for the same period, be self-sufficient. 

GAMBIA 

Airlines are directed not to transport passengers on transit to/from other destinations in the sub-region using Banjul as an embarkation/disembarkation point.

Airlines are also requested to verify the evidence of Gambian identity and /or residence permits in order to ensure that passengers without this document are not allowed to board Gambia inbound flights. 

GERMANY 

  • All passengers arriving from risk areas must provide proof of COVID test result no later than 48 hours after entry
  • Passengers arriving from HIGH INCIDENCE or RISK AREA with VARIANTS of SARS-COVID-2 Virus, PROOF OF PREFLIGHT TEST is mandatory. The sample collection of the test must not be older  
  • than 48 HOURS before entry
  • All passengers MUST register online at: WWW.EINREISEANMELDUNG.DE
  • Paper registrations are only allowed for those who do not have the online access
  • proof of registration or paper forms are checked and collected by the border police at passport control
  • Airlines shall not accept passengers who do not have proof or registration or the paper form.

     Updated and more restrictive entry requirements to Germany.  This regulation will apply from 14 January 2021, and is valid until 31 March 2021 until further notice.

    1- Registration process

    As before, entrants from all risk areas are required to complete a digital entry declaration ("DEA") at https://isolation.ethiopianairlines.com/smg/1?url=www.einreiseanmeldung.de&metadata=eyJ0ZW5hbnRfaWQiOiIiLCJ1dWlkIjoiNDAwMDZDRTQ3QkMzNEVBQzkwRUI0OTA0ODZDNzIzMjciLCJkYXRldGltZSI6IjE2MTA1NjQxNDgifQ%3D%3D&sig=0C7FD89E4AEB2609C3B75F94F50F19BBD242CC0FC6C39C2611E7D9B0380DDD6A. The carriers are obliged to check the proof of the DEA before boarding the aircraft. If the passenger was not able to fill it out electronically, the passenger has to fill out the written substitute paper form (sample attached).

    If the passenger denies to fill out the entry declaration, the airline has to deny boarding.

    Airlines arriving from a risk area in Schengen have to collect the paper forms and bring them to the Frankfurt airport clinic immediately after arrival (process as before). Passengers arriving from non-Schengen risk areas, have to present the DEA/paper form at passport control.

    2- Covid testing

    The German Health Authorities differentiate the risk areas in three different categories: risk areahigh incidence areas and areas with virus mutations.

    -   Travelers returning to Germany from a risk area or those who stayed in a risk area during the last ten days prior to entry have to obtain proof of a negative Covid test no later than 48 hours after entry and must present this proof to the health authority on request.

  • Crews are exempted from the obligation to fill out the DEA and the proof of a negative COVID testing.

    - Travelers returning from a high incidence area or an area with a virus mutation (VOC – Variant of Concern) have to obtain proof of a negative Covid test upon check in/boarding the flight. The airline is not allowed to board the passenger without the proof of the negative Covid test which has been taken no longer than 48 hours prior to entry into Germany.

  • Crews entering from a high incidence area have to fill out the DEA and are not obliged to have a negative Covid test – as long as they have not stayed longer than 72 hours in a high risk area.
  • No exemptions for crews entering from an area with a virus mutation – obligation to fill out the DEA form and a proof a negative Covid test.

According to the authorities, all categories of the risk areas will be published on the website of the Robert Koch Institute:  https:/ /www.rki.de/risikogebiete .

- Requirement for proof of negative test result for all passengers to the US and Canada

Starting 26 January 2021, a proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 is required from all passengers arriving from a foreign country to the US. Already since 08 January, the same instruction applies to travel to Canada.

-  Procedure with Covid-19 positive tested transfer passengers We would like to draw your attention once again to the procedure with Covid-19 positive tested transfer passengers receiving their test result during the stopover in Frankfurt: The responsibility for those passengers generally lies with the airline that transported the guest. This airline must inform the passenger about the further procedure: According to the Hessian Quarantine Ordinance, passengers who have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 must go immediately and directly to their own homes or to other accommodation that allows isolation, even without an individual order from the responsible health department. In order to enter Germany, passengers without a visa have to contact the Federal Police at Guard A or Guard B in Terminal 1, which will allow entry via a border crossing certificate or visas. Subsequently, a suitable hotel must be sought without delay. The airline is responsible for the necessary assistance, e.g. the accommodation and transportation to the hotel.

RKI - Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 - Information zur Anerkennung von diagnostischen Tests auf SARS-CoV-2 bei Einreise aus einem Risikogebiet nach Deutschland

January 10, 2021

 find the attached updated COVID restrictions and quarantine requirements to Germany:

-  New rule states that passengers need to get tested for COVID-19 48 hours before or immediately after entry to Germany and present test result to concerned authorities in electronic or paper form.

-  For details of accepted test types, more information can be obtained from the below link:

 RKI - Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 - Information zur Anerkennung von diagnostischen Tests auf SARS-CoV-2 bei Einreise aus einem Risikogebiet nach Deutschland

Date: 23 December 2020

Ban on flights from UK, Northern Ireland and South Africa to Germany

Effective Date: 22 December 2020 0000 until 06 January 2021 2559

Covid-19: flight / passenger restrictions:

1. Restrictions note:

1: flights from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the republic of South Africa are prohibited to land in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Note 2: Passenger residing and with right of residence in Germany are permitted to be transported as of January 01, 2021.

Note 3: exempted from these restrictions are:

A. cargo or postal or ferry flights,

B. flights for repositioning of aircrafts including crews,

C. transportation of medical personnel in the interest of public health, ambulance flights and flights transporting transplant organs and necessary accompanying personnel,

D. flights for humanitarian reasons,

E. flights on behalf of the international atomic energy agency, the United Nations and its agencies.

Note 4: for passenger entering Germany from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the republic of South Africa SARS-CoV-2 testing is mandatory. Passengers are advised to check testing obligations and travel restrictions prior to departure.

2. Information: www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de

All passengers who entered Germany from 22 December 2020 on and have been to the UK, Northern Ireland and in the Republic of South Africa within the last 10 days are obliged to have a negative COVID test (< 48 hours before entry or at the time of entry into Germany). Also note, from 22 December 2020 on, there is a flight ban and a subsequent prohibition of passenger transportation until 06 January 2021.

Exemption: Persons with the right to reside in Germany and residents have the permission to be transported and entry into Germany (with testing and quarantine obligation) starting 01 January 2021.

Date: 06 November 2020

 Entry requirements update for FRA/Germany:

 New quarantine obligation for travelers returning from risk areas

 From 08 November 2020 new quarantine regulations will be in force for inbound passengers returning from or staying in the last 10 days in risk areas.

 Those travelers are obliged to go directly to their home or other suitable accommodation immediately after their return and to stay there permanently for a period of 10 days.

 In order to shorten the 10 days quarantine, a PCR-Covid-19 test can be done from the fifth day after entry onwards. After receiving a negative test result the quarantine ends. At this time, the tests for returning travelers from risk countries is free of charge in related test centers until 10 days after arrival.

 Further information on exemptions from quarantine regulations can be found at:

 https://soziales.hessen.de/gesundheit/corona-hessen/quarantaene-bestimmungen-und-coronatests- fuer-einreisende/neue-regelungen-ab-08112020/ausnahmen-zu-quarantaenebestimmungen-und- coronatests-fuer-einreisende

 Online registration form (PLC - passenger locator card) planned from November 8, 2020.

 There is the obligation to inform the health office immediately after arriving from risk countries. Those travelers have to register online at www.einreiseanmeldung.de

 Procedure Non-Schengen flights from risk areas: the saved or written registration is shown/ hand over to the border authority at immigration by the passenger. We advise to remind passengers on board of the aircraft about the registration need and provide PLC´s for passengers not having registered online.

 Procedure Schengen flights from risk areas:  Remind passengers on board of the aircraft about the registration need and provide PLC´s for passengers not having registered online. All written PLC´s have to be handed over to the airport clinic by the airline (same process as before).

 You can find a sample PLC here in different languages:

https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Infekt/IGV/Aussteigerkarte_Tab.html

 If digital registration is not possible or until the new online registration form is released by the authorities, passengers will still have to fill out the PLC . The current procedures for the PLCs are still valid.

Date: 01 October 20

The summary of the update is as below:

 All airlines arriving in Frankfurt ( from non-risk & risk areas) have to hand out the information leaflet for travelers to their passengers. Information leaflet for passengers see attached in the email (only in German, English version will follow when available) Risk areas definition  https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html

  • Effective immediately all passengers arriving from NON-SHENGEN risk-areas need to fill PLC (Passenger Locator Cards) and the PCL’s will NOW BE COLLECTED BY FEDERAL POLIC AT IMMIGRATION DESKS. The passenger data will be (spot-) checked and transferred to the health authorities.
  • It is the responsibility of the airlines to inform their passengers of this process and the responsibility to hand over the PLC to the Federal Police at passport control
  • Only the COVID-19-related PLCs may be used. The current version in several languages can be found at https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Transport/Aussteigekarten_Covid_Tab.html
  • PLCs are only to be printed out in A4 format and on one side, the scanning process in the subsequent processing at the health authorities is optimized for A4, A5 cannot be processed. With another paper format it would be impossible to transfer the data to the responsible health departments, which would constitute non-compliance

Date: 16 September 2020

Information regarding  quarantine  and  tests  for travelers.

 Change as of September 15, 2020:

  • Tests for travelers from non-risk areas are no longer free of charge.
  • Travelers who have been in a risk area (updated risk areas can be found under HTTPS:/  /WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-RISIKOGEBIETE ) at any time in the 14 days prior to arrival are legally required, upon arrival, to provide proof of having been tested for the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 at the request of the relevant health authority or any other authority determined by the state. Alternatively, they must submit themselves for such testing if requested to do so. They can also be tested free of charge within 10 days of arrival from a risk area, even if not requested to do so. To arrange a test, they need to call the hotline for the medical appointment service on 116 117. (excerpt from the passenger info leaflet “ Rules for incoming passengers to Germany in connection with Coronavirus SARS- CoV-2” )
  • The corresponding new version of the passenger information leaflet as well as the passenger locator card (PLC) can be found under https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos- reisende/merkblatt-aussteigekarte.html .

 Currently there are no changes to the requirement for giving out the information leaflets for travelers to all passengers or to the process for the PLCs.

 Others

General Information:

https://b2b.frankfurt-airport.com/en/airlines-b2b/coronavirus.html

(Please use Microsoft Edge or Firefox when using a PC)

Date: 14 August 2020. 

Fra avi embargo

There is an import embargo from 14-28 august 2020 on dogs and cats to Frankfurt. Do not accept or send any animal transports (cargo) to Frankfurt during this period.

Date: 13 August 2020

Germany- fra entry requirement update 12.08.2020.

Information regarding mandatory tests for travellers returning from risk areas

All airlines arriving in Frankfurt (from non-risk & risk areas) have to hand out the information leaflet for travellers to their passengers. Link to the leaflet can be found on the second page. Passenger information leaflet:   www.rki.de/covid-19-bmg-merkblatt.

Only plcs (passenger locator cards) from passengers of flights from risk areas have and should be brought to the Frankfurt airport clinic. Should you as airline use plcs to collect the needed passenger contact data, please keep them in your office or other for the required 30 days, to have them available on request of the health authority.

           passenger locator card (plc):  www.rki.de/covid-19-aussteigekarten

To simplify the processes for the follow-up by the health authority, the plcs should be in din a4 format whenever possible.

Also important for the follow-up: the collected plcs are to be brought to the Frankfurt airport clinic solely in a closed envelope with flight number, flight date and departure airport written on it.

Crews: employees of transport and transport companies who have been abroad for less than 72 hours or who have been in Hessen for less than 48 hours are exempted.

Airport information for arriving passengers: please find attached samples of information posters in English and German, which are placed in the terminals. They are also distributed at information desks 

The following regulations apply to all persons entering Hessen from a risk area:

Passengers entering Hessen from abroad and have stayed in a risk area during the 14 days prior to their entry, must go home or to their accommodation immediately. Passengers must go into quarantine for 14 days. Risk areas are designated by the Robert Koch institute: https://www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete

Passengers entering from a risk area are obliged to present a medical certificate confirming that there is no evidence of infection with the sars cov-2 virus.

If passengers cannot provide proof, they are subject to take the test on arrival.  The test is free of charge.

Passenger must remain in quarantine at home or in accommodation until the test results are available. The obligation to quarantine does not apply if your test result is negative for infection with the sars-cov-2 virus.

Passengers entering from a risk area are obliged to inform the responsible health authority for their place of residence/accommodation about their entry, their contact details and the test result. Passenger can find the health office on the internet at:   https://tools.rki.de/plztool/

No obligation to quarantine exists for, among others

 employees of transport and transport companies who have been abroad for less than 72 hours or who have been in Hessen for less than 48 hours.

  travellers in transit, these must leave Hessen by the most direct route.

Violations of these regulations can be punished with a fine of up to € 25,000.

Frankfurt airport covid test and pl cards requirement.

Regulations/ policies (information by authorities)

Mandatory tests for travellers returning from risk areas

As of august 8, 2020, due to an official order, there is a test obligation for travellers returning from risk areas. Anyone returning from a risk area has to take a covid-19 test either within 48 hours in advance at the point of departure or within 72 hours after entering Germany. This test is free of charge and is possible at both test centres directly at the airport, located on the pedestrian bridge connecting terminal 1 and the long-distance train station, or at any other test location (e.g. Registered doctors, hospitals, health authorities, etc.).

For clarification following information:

All airlines arriving in Frankfurt have to hand out the information leaflet for travellers to their passengers.

Airlines arriving from a risk area (information on the designation of international risk areas can be found under https://www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete ) are asked to give out two plcs (passenger locator cards) per passenger. The second plc, in addition to the one mentioned in the corresponding notam (attached to this email), is a request of the hessian ministry for social affairs and intended to quicken the registration at a covid-19 test location in Hesse. One plc has to be collected by the airline and has to be brought to the Frankfurt airport clinic, functioning in this case as branch of the local health authority, right after arrival.  Please put the plcs in a closed envelope with flight number, flight date and departure airport. As these are data protection relevant data, the envelope is to be handed over personally at the registration or to one of the clinic staff. The second plc will stay with the passenger to be presented at the covid-19 test centre in case the passenger decides to be tested right at the airport. Please advise the passengers to keep the boarding pass or other prove of flight.

In case a passenger arrives from a non-risk airport but has been in a risk area within 14 days prior to arrival, it is his responsibility to contact the responsible health authority directly after arrival and get tested.

Crews on flights from risk areas are exempted.

Air carriers must keep the passenger data available to them for flights to the federal republic of Germany for 30 days after arrival. This applies, in particular, to electronically stored data for identification and contact details of travellers as well as to seating plans. 

Passenger information leaflet: www.rki.de/covid-19-bmg-merkblatt
passenger locator card (plc):  www.rki.de/covid-19-aussteigekarten

Risk areas definition: https://www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete

General information:

https://b2b.frankfurt-airport.com/en/airlines-b2b/coronavirus.html

GHANA 

Date: November 16, 2020

Updated covid-19 guidelines for KOTOKA International airport (KIA) effective November 16, 2020 at 1800 hours.

1. Arriving Passengers

All international arriving passengers, including those from the ECOWAS region, will be required to meet the following health requirements prior to admission into Ghana:

a) Passengers must not have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 including body temperature >38°𝐶.
b)  Passengers must possess a COVID-19 negative PCR from an accredited Laboratory in the country of origin.
c)   The test should have been done not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time from the country of origin.
d)  Airlines who board passengers without PCR test result or transport and disembark passengers with Positive PCR test result into Accra will be fined US$3,500 per passenger.

  •   Non-Ghanaians may be refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at a cost to the Airline.
  •   Ghanaians will be allowed entry but subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine at a facility approved by the Government and at a cost to the passenger.

e)   Arriving passengers will undergo temperature screening.
f)    Ghanaian residents who depart Ghana and return within one (1) week will not be required to present a COVID-19 result from the country of departure. They will, however, undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing upon arrival in Ghana.
g)   Passengers will be subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal at a cost of $150 to be borne by the passenger. Payment MUST be made online at https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana and proof of payment (receipt) shown to Airline before boarding.
h)  Airlines who board passengers without proof of payment for the COVID-19 test and would/could NOT pay for the test in Ghana will be fined US$3,500 per passenger.

  •   Non-Ghanaian passengers may be refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at a cost to the Airline.
  •   Ghanaian passengers will have their passports seized; the passenger handed over to State Security Agencies and taken into a fourteen (14) day quarantine at a designated location at the passenger’s cost.

i)    Passengers who test positive upon arrival will receive further clinical assessment and treatment.
j)    Passengers who test negative will be advised to continue to observe COVID-19 safety precautions following arrival in Ghana.
k)   For passengers who transit through other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point. (Connecting flights should not deny passenger boarding, as long as the journey has not been terminated in any of the transit countries.)

2. Transit Passengers

a)   Passengers transiting and transferring through Accra will not be required to take the COVID-19 test in Accra.
b)  Transit passengers will be required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements for the destination countries.

3. Exemptions

a)   Airline crew are exempted from the pre-departure and arrival COVID-19 testing and should follow the Airline policy for testing.
b)  Children under 5 years of age will not be required to undergo testing on Arrival at the Kotoka International. Airport.
c)   Passengers who arrive under emergency circumstances such as diverted flights will not be required to undergo testing if they do not leave the airport or remain in isolation in their hotel.

d)   Children between the ages of 5-12 years will undergo testing on Arrival free of charge.

Passengers must wear face mask appropriately (extending from the middle nasal bridge to halfway between the chin and the neck) and are advised to regularly use any of the hand sanitizing stations provided in the terminal.

4. Travelling with Pets

a)   Travelling with pets into Ghana is allowed in line with guidelines of the Veterinary Services Directorate of the Ministry of Food & Agriculture.

5. Departing Passengers

All international departing passengers will be required to meet the following guidelines prior to departure:

a)   Passengers will be required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements for the destination countries.
b)  Departing passengers will undergo temperature screening at the entrance of Terminal 3 departures.
c)   Only passengers and persons with business in the terminal will be allowed entry.
d)  Online check-in or the use of self-service kiosks is strongly encouraged to reduce physical contact at the airport.
e)   Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Passengers must wear face mask appropriately (extending from the middle nasal bridge to halfway between the chin and the neck) and are advised to regularly use any of the hand sanitizing stations provided in the terminal.

GREECE

Date: November 11, 2020

 COVID-19:  PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS.

All individuals entering the country are obliged to display a negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19, performed by taking an oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal smear, conducted up to 72 hours before arrival in Greece. The tests must originate from reference laboratories of the country of origin or transit, public or private laboratories of that country, provided that these private laboratories have been certified by the competent national certification authority of the country.

 Passengers must have a certificate of the above diagnosis, in English, which includes the name and the passport or identity number of the person and which they display to the officers of the general secretariat for civil protection and of the national public health organization who are in charge of performing medical examinations. Airlines are required to verify this certificate before boarding and in the absence of this certificate are responsible to prohibit passenger boarding.

 A completed passenger locator form (PLF) is also compulsory.

 Effective Date: from 11 Nov 04:00 2020 until 30 Nov 21:59 2020.

COVID-19: PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS:

1. it is compulsory for all individuals on international flights arriving to any Greek airport to fill in the electronic passenger locator form (PLF) published in https://travel.gov.gr/, not later than the previous day.

2. it is compulsory for all permanent residents in Greece departing on international flights from any Greek airport to fill in the electronic passenger locator form (PLF) published in https://travel.gov.gr/, not later than the previous day.

 Prior acceptance of passengers for boarding, airlines are required to check the confirmation e-mail upon submission of the PLF, which is a compulsory travel document or a PLF QR code. Families can also be accepted with only one joint PLF confirmation e-mail. Families can also be accepted with their PLF unique QR code.

 Effective Date: 10 Nov 04:00 2020 until 30 Nov 21:59 2020.

Date: July 16, 2020

Passengers who arrives at ath international airport without the email confirmation for the submission of the e-plf or a qr code will be deported to their origin with the carrier’s expense. 

All travelers to Greece, regardless of nationality and way of entering the country, must complete the electronic plf form through the electronic address https://travel.gov.gr,  with their contact details in Greece no later than the day (e.g. Minimum 24 hours) before their arrival in the country . Proof of completion of the electronic plf form, which is automatically sent by e-mail to the passenger by the platform, is considered as a «compulsory» travel document. Airlines are obliged to check before boarding the passenger’s e-plf status, and in case of violation of this obligation, airlines bear the responsibility to repatriate the passenger at airline’s own responsibility and expense. A valid plf form, with a qr code, is considered necessary for permitting entry to the country.

Greece travel restrictions.
Effective date: 01 july 2020.
It is compulsory for all individuals on international flights to fill in the electronic passenger locator form (plf) published in https://travel.gov.gr/#/. Starting from 9 july 2020, air passengers shall submit the plf at least 24 hours before the scheduled time. 

Prior acceptance of the passengers for boarding, airlines are required to check:

The confirmation receipt for a plf submission at least 24 hours prior flight;

The response mail with a plf qr code.

Urgent case for traveling falling in the period of less than 48 hours prior flight will be examined per case and acceptance or rejection will be notified to applicants through an e-mail message.
Airlines are required to check the existence of such a confirmation e-mail prior passenger acceptance for boarding.
Note: failure to fill the electronic passenger locator form (e-plf) & secure the qr code will result a fine of eur500.00 to the passenger effective immediately. 
All the above will be in effect until august 31st or until further notice. 

GUINEA CONAKRY

Date: 01 August 2020

Guinea Conakry entry restriction for EU Schengen Passport holders has been relaxed as below. Now you can accept Schengen Passport holders of the below for travel to Conakry.

  • Holders of long-stay, family and professional visas
  • Spouses of Guinean nationals
  • Resident in Guinea
  • Holders of diplomatic passports from embassies or international organizations established on Guinean territory (plus family)
  • Technical assistants
  • Humanitarian personnel

All travelers from anywhere must present a PCR test negativity certificate with a validity of less than five (5) days

All travelers has to complete a health declaration form on board

All passengers will be subject to a health check (temperature measurement, symptom assessment) when they get off the plane; 

Any traveler presenting with signs suggestive of covid-19 will be isolated and then transferred to the epidemiological treatment center (ct-epi).

HONG KONG

Date: 25 December 2020

Hong Kong travel restriction update:
1. All persons who have stayed in the United Kingdom or South Africa for more than two hours in the past 21 days will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong.

2. With effective from 0:00am 25,December2020, all travelers arriving in Hong Kong from countries outside China must stay in a designated quarantine hotel to undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 nights. For the list of designated hotels, please refer to
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf
Exemption applicable to air crew who need to commute to and from Mainland, Macao and Taiwan / foreign places for performance of necessary duties arriving from Hong Kong International Airport

For all crew who have visited the United Kingdom and South Africa during the 21-day prior to arrival in Hong Kong, they must subject to self-isolation at a designated hotel for 21 nights upon arrival.

Exemption conditions applicable to exempted persons other than air crew & sea crew arriving from Hong Kong International Airport

1. For those who have visited very high risk places specified under Cap.599H during the 21-day prior to arrival in Hong Kong:

a) Must possess a negative result of nucleic acid test done at an ISO15189-accredited laboratory or a laboratory recognized by the government where the laboratory is located with the specimen collected within 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight to Hong Kong.
b) Must take a nucleic acid test at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport.
c) Subject to conditions 2 below, for government officials carrying out government duties, they must subject to self-isolation at an accommodation arranged by the respective organization for 21 days upon arrival. (Chief Executive, Director of the Chief Executive’s office and Principal Officials of the HKSAR, Consul General of the Consulate Generals and Head of Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong and the six ORBs are exempted. The rest of the officers may apply to CS for exemption from the 21-day self-isolation requirement on a case-by-case basis subject to full justifications.)
2. For exempted persons who have visited the United Kingdom and South Africa during the 21-day prior to arrival in Hong Kong, they must subject to self-isolation at a designated hotel for 21 nights upon arrival.

3. All exempted persons must take a specimen bottle distributed by DH and collect a Day-12 deep throat saliva sample specimen for nucleic acid testing.

For details about Cap.599H, please refer to
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html .
Date: 23 December 2020

Please note the following updates for Hong Kong:
· Canada is added as listed specified places starting from 25 December 2020.
Date: 15 December 2020

 Note the following updates:
1. To add Ukraine as listed specified places starting from 17 December 2020.

 2. With effect from 0:00am on 22 December 2020, all travelers arriving in Hong Kong from countries outside China must stay in a Designated Quarantine Hotel for undergoing 14-night quarantine. For the list of Designated Hotels, please refer to https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf.

 As a traveler arriving in Hong Kong on 21 December may not be able to check-in hotels on the same day owing to flight delay or time required for having test result, these travelers are required to reserve hotel booking at a designated quarantine hotel, otherwise they will be refused to board the flight.

Date: 12 December 2020

 With immediate effect, holders of USA diplomatic passports will require a visa to visit Hong Kong unless they are in direct transit and remain on the airside. 

Date: 05 December 2020

 Note the following updates:

 Update for Cap.599H with effective from 07 December 2020:

  1. To add Romania as listed specified places.
  2. Hotels reservation requirement changed from 14 days to 14 nights. Example: the relevant traveller should have a hotel reservation for 15 Days 14 Nights. If a traveller arrives Hong Kong on 01 December 2020 (Day 1), his/her hotel reservation should start from 01 December 2020 until 15 December 2020. 

Date: 01 December 2020

The Government of Hong Kong has published a revised Gazette Notice (GN) under Cap 599H and added  Ecuador and Germanyas listed specified places.

Date: 10 November 2020

Hong Kong Travel Restrictions:

The Government of Hong Kong has published a revised Gazette Notice (GN) under Cap 599H, to add Turkey as listed specified places, with effect from 13 November 2020.

1. Added Turkey and All other countries except China (Mainland/Taiwan/Macau) as listed specified places, with effect from 13Nov2020. 

Inbound travelers who have visited or transited through Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Turkey (effect from 13Nov2020), the United Kingdom and the United States of America in the past 14 days prior arriving will be required to show the following documents: 

Test Report

A test report issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution that contains the passenger’s name identical to that in his/her travel document to show that: 

  • they have undertaken a nucleic acid test for COVID-19;
  • the sample for the test was taken within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure of the flight to Hong Kong;
  • the result of the test for COVID-19 was negative. 

If the relevant report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution that contains the following information must be presented with the test report: 

  • the name of the passenger (this must be identical to the name of his/her valid travel document);
  • they underwent a nucleic acid test for COVID-19;
  • the sample for the test was taken within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure of the flight to Hong Kong;
  • the result of the test for COVID-19 was negative. 

Documentary proof

Documentary proof in English or Chinese to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or recognized or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located. 

Note:

  • This can be in form of a copy of ‘Certificate of Accreditation’, ‘Certificate of Compliance’ or information printed out from government official website. Please note that a separate documentary proof is required even if the test report from the laboratory or healthcare institution contains an ISO accreditation reference.
  • The documentary proof should be issued by a third party, such as the relevant authority of the government. A letter from the laboratory itself stating it is accredited is not acceptable. 

Hotel reservation confirmation:

A confirmation in English or Chinese of a hotel room reservation in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the date of arrival in Hong Kong. 

Note:

  • Accommodation is required for all passengers coming from or transiting through the above mentioned high risk countries/regions. Passengers who have a residential address in Hong Kong are also required to undergo a 14 days of quarantine at a hotel.
  • The booking must be with a hotel. Hostels, guesthouses, Airbnb and service apartments are not acceptable. 

Travelers who visited any country outside China (Effective on 13 Nov 2020): 

Inbound travelers, who have visited a specified place outside China (excluding very high-risk areas specified otherwise) in the past 14 days prior arriving, must provide a confirmation in English or Chinese of a hotel room reservation in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the day of arrival in Hong Kong. 

2. Airline submission to the DH under Cap.599H (Updated template) 

The operator should submit to the Department of Health (DH) before the aircraft arrives at Hong Kong a document in a form specified by the DH confirming that each relevant traveler has, before being produced the documentary proof to show that the above conditions are met. 

The updated template will be available for download (from 12Nov2020)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/inbound/Airline_submission_to_DH_under_Cap.599H_email_template.pdf 

3. Non-compliance & Enforcement 

All suspected non-compliant cases will be referred to relevant enforcement teams for further investigation and necessary actions.

Under Section 3(2)(a)(i) of Cap.599H, an aircraft may be prohibited from landing at the Hong Kong International Airport, if any specified conditions is not met in relation to any relevant traveler on the aircraft. 

4. Invoke - prohibition from landing 

If a health officer reasonably suspects that there is on board the conveyance any person who has contracted COVID-19; or who has been exposed to a significant risk of contracting COVID-19, a health officer may prohibit the aircraft from landing in Hong Kong. 

To better control the epidemic situation in Hong Kong and further reduce the number of imported cases, the Department of Health has established the following general criteria for invoking section 3(2)(a)(i) of Cap. 599H to prohibit landing of passenger flights in Hong Kong:

 Since 15Sep2020,

  • A passenger flight has 5 or more passengers confirmed to have COVID-19 through specimens collected at the DH’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC); or
  • Two consecutive passenger flights from the same original port of the same airline have 3 or more passengers confirmed to have COVID-19 through specimens collected at the DH’s TSCC
     

    If either of the above criteria is met, the passenger flights from the relevant original port of the airline concerned will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong for 2 weeks. The DH will liaise with Civil Aviation Department (CAD) for follow-up actions. 

    For a flight carrying passengers to Hong Kong which has found to have confirmed case(s) onboard upon arrival, if any of the above two criteria has been met, the concerned flight will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong for two weeks. That means, during the subsequent two weeks of prohibition period, the flight carrying passengers on board will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong, while flights for cargo-only will NOT be affected

    Additional criteria for invoking Cap.599H

    Effective 13Nov2020,

  • A passenger flight has ONE or more passengers confirmed to have COVID-19 through specimens collected at the DH’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) AND ONE or more non-compliant case 

If the above criteria are met, the passenger flight from the relevant original port of the airline concerned will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong for 2 weeks. The DH will liaise with Civil Aviation Department (CAD) for follow-up actions. 

For details, please refer below government website:

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Date: 30 October 2020

Please be informed that the Government of Hong Kong has published a revised Gazette Notice (GN) under Cap 599H, to add Belgium as listed specified places, with effect from 03 November 2020.

For more details entry requirements, please refer to:

The relevant press release (https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/27/P2020102700505.htm),

And the new GN (176 of 2020) is available at (https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202496e/egn20202496176.pdf).

In summary, with effect from 03 November 2020, the list of specified places includes:

(1) Bangladesh
(2) Belgium
(3) Ethiopia
(4) France
(5) India
(6) Indonesia
(7) Kazakhstan
(8) Nepal
(9) Pakistan
(10) the Philippines
(11) Russia
(12) South Africa
(13) United Kingdom
(14) United States of America

For more details regarding Cap.599H, please refer to the Government's thematic webpage: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Date: 20 September 2020

Please see letter from Hong Kong Port Health regarding the general criteria for invoking 3(2)(a)(i) of Cap 599H.

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/files/letter-dd-15-9-2020-to-aoc---general-criteria-for-invoking-section-3(2)(a)(i)-of-cap-599h.pdf 

 Based on Cap599H, Hong Kong Department of Health can prohibit any passenger flights for landing Hong Kong based on risk assessments, meaning even one passenger, but have recently stated out the criteria as below.

 The Department of Health has the right to prohibit landing of any passengers flights in Hong Kong if:

  1. A flight has 5 or more confirmed cases tested positive through specimens collected at TSCC
  2. Two consecutive passenger flights from same original port of the same airlines have 3 or more passengers confirmed through the specimens collected at TSCC 

Date: 26 August 2020

For your easier reference, please find the hyperlink below for the list of hotels accepting reservations for inbound travelers from specified places.  https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/inbound/hotels_en.pdf

Date: 24 August 2020 

Hong Kong travel restriction 

Please note the below latest regulations concerning pre-test requirement for passengers who were in Ethiopia for the past 14 days traveling to Hong Kong, in relation to COVID-19 which will be in effect from 28th August,2020. 

 In view of the COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong, the Government today (August 21) gazetted the latest legislative amendments and specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap. 599) to more effectively combat the epidemic.

The Regulation (Cap. 599H) added Ethiopia as one of the very high-risk places whereby travellers who have stayed in specified place(s) within 14 days before boarding the flight arriving in Hong Kong would be required to undergo a test for the virus and make a hotel reservation for the purpose of quarantine.

Passengers must provide the following documents:

1. a test report in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveller identical to that in his/her valid travel document to show that:

  • the relevant traveller underwent a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 the sample for which was taken from the relevant traveller within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the specified aircraft;
  • the test conducted on the sample is a nucleic acid test for COVID-19; and
  • the result of the test is that the relevant traveller was tested negative for COVID-19

2 . if the relevant report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveller identical to that in his/her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information. The said written confirmation should be presented together with the test report; and

3. documentary proof in English or Chinese to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognized or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located; and

4. the relevant traveller has 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 the arrival of the relevant traveller in Hong Kong.

     The operator of the specified aircraft must submit to DH (Department of Health)  before the specified aircraft arrives at Hong Kong a document in a form specified by DH confirming that each relevant traveller has, before being checked-in for the flight to Hong Kong on the aircraft, produced for boarding on the aircraft the documentary proof to show that the above conditions are met.

Date: 17 July 2020

Effective from 25 July 2020, Passengers were in below countries for the past 14 days are required to produce additional documentation/ proofs before acceptance

Bangladesh

India

Indonesia

Nepal

Pakistan

The Philippines

South Africa

United States of America 

Kazakhstan

 Additional requirements:

Certificate from lab with passenger's ID and verify passengers tested negative within 72 hours before STD  showing negative from COVID-19.

Original lab report.

Certificate from local Government recognizing the lab.

Confirmed Hotel booking of 14 days in HKG for quarantine purpose. All the cost associates with the 14 days quarantine in the hotel will be on passenger own cost.

Airline to submit a document for each flight indicating passengers and fulfillment of above

To protect the safety and health of passengers and staff at HKIA upon the resumption of transfer/transit services at HKIA effective from 0001 hrs on 1June 2020, additional measures will be implemented at HKIA until further notice.  Airlines (their crew members and passengers) are required to the implementation of the following measures. 

Pre-flight:

  • All passengers arriving in Hong Kong shall have gone through body temperature screening before boarding the flight at the out port. Passengers with body temperature above normal shall not be allowed boarding.
  • All passengers shall have undertaken health declarations before boarding. Please refer to Appendix 1 for sample questions of the health declaration.
  • Airlines shall only accept check-in and boarding of transfer passengers who will be accepted for entry at their final destination.  Since non-Hong Kong residents will not be permitted to enter into Hong Kong, it is important for airlines to strictly follow this measure to avoid any passengers being stranded at HKIA.  For your easy  reference,  we  enclose  a  copy  of  the  letters  sent  to  Airline   Operators' Committee  by the  Immigration  Department  on Entry  Restrictions  on Non-Hong Kong Residents  dated 7 April  2020  and  23 March  2020  as Appendix  2 and  3 respectively.

In-flight:

  • Announcement(s) shall be made to update passengers of the latest arrangements for arrival and transfer/transit at HKIA as attached in Appendix 4.
  • In addition,  measures  shall  be implemented  to prevent  the spread  of the virus,  for examples,  by requiring  passengers   to wear  masks/face   covering  and  provide sanitizers for passengers'  use.

Upon arrival at HKIA:

  • All passengers shall be reminded of the requirement to wear face masks covering the nose and mouth upon arrival and at all times during their transfer/transit at HKIA.
  •  All passengers shall be reminded to rub their hands with sanitizers and disinfect their shoes on sanitizing mats upon disembarkation at the arrival gate.

Transfer/Transit at HKIA:

  • All transfer/transit passengers should proceed to the boarding gate directly so as to minimize the time spent at other areas of the terminal building.
  • Airlines should make necessary arrangement to segregate the seating and boarding of transfer/transit passengers from passengers departing from HKIA as far as practicable.

Date 10 July 2020

The new conditions imposed by the Department of Health on all crew members of goods and passenger vessels arriving Hong Kong at the HKIA for sign on with effect from Jul 10, 2020. All crew members of goods and passenger vessels who do not possess negative test results will be denied entry, and the shipping company / agent concerned are required to arrange these crew members to fly back to their originating country.

Airlines shall ensure that the seamen possess:

1. A guarantee letter from a shipping company or agent and

2. A test report before accepting on a flight to HKIA.

The shipping company/agent is required to comply with the following conditions:

  •   Crew arriving Hong Kong at the Hong Kong International Airport to sign-on goods passenger vessels must have a negative results of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test at his/her last place of embarkation within 48 hours prior to his/her time of departure from the place of embarkation. ;
  •    The shipping company / agent shall declare on the guarantee letter to be submitted to the Immigration Department that the crew member(s) concerned has/have been tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid with 48 hours prior to his/her of departure from the place of embarkation. ;
  •    The crew is required to present the test report and guarantee letter to staff of Department of Health when he/she enters Hong Kong.   And
  •   Crew members who do not possess negative test results will be denied entry, and the shipping company / agent concerned are required to arrange these crew members to fly back to their originating country (ies) forthwith.

INDIA

Date: 07 November 2020

 Refer this guideline material for latest India travel requirement.

Guidelines for international arrivals

 Date: 17 August 2020

Stretcher passenger’s requirement India (BOM): 

While you have stretcher passenger to BOM, please share our BOM station the following documents at least 24hrs before the scheduled departure of the flight: 

  • Covid19 RT-PCR report (test done up to 96 hrs. Before departure time of the stretcher passenger & accompanying escort.
  • Medical form.
  • Medical summary / discharge summary of the passenger.

INDONESIA

January 14, 2021

 The travel restriction for Indonesia has been extended until January 25,2021.

Date: 29 December 2020

All foreign nationals except the following are prohibited to enter / transit Indonesia starting from January 01, 2021 up to January 14, 2021.

  • Diplomatic visa and official/service holders who are traveling to Indonesia for the purpose of official ministerial visit or higher, with very strict health protocols.
  • Holders of diplomatic and official/service stay permit.
  • Holders of Indonesia Temporary Residence Card (KITAS) and Indonesia Permanent Residence Card (KITAP)

The current health protocol that states foreign nationals shall hold COVID -19 negative certificates issued within 48 hours before departure is still applicable to the above listed ones.

In addition they are required to re-take a RT-PCR test and undergo 5 days of mandatory quarantine at their own expense in the designated hotels upon arrival in Indonesia.


25 December 2020

  • Any foreigners transiting and/or originating from England are not allowed to enter into Indonesian until further notice.
  • Indonesian citizens originating /transiting England are required to bring COVID-19 negative report issued within 48 hours before departure.
  • In addition, International travelers as well as Indonesians originating/transiting Europe and Australia are required to bring COVID -19 negative report issued within 48 hours before departure. The Indonesian citizen shall be put into quarantine for 5 days from the date of arrival at the special quarantine accommodation provided by the government and the foreigner will carry out self-quarantine at hotels that have been determined by the government at his/her own expenses.
  • All foreigners traveling to Indonesia are now required to hold COVID-19 negative certificate issued within 48 hours before departure.

further announcement from Indonesian Immigration that  a Permanent Stay Permit ( ITAP/KITAP) card  holders need to have a valid reentry permit  on their passport . They shall not be accepted  even if their  ITAP/KITAP is valid without  valid re -entry permit on their passport .  However this is not applicable  to Temporarily/Limited Stay ( ITAS/KITAS ) holders .

Regarding APEC card holders please note  that the number appears on  Asian- Pacific Economic Corporation ( APEC) Business  Card holders must be the same as with that of  the passenger passport number . However  ‘OK to Board’ shall be obtained from Indonesian Immigration office to accept   holders of   Asian- Pacific Economic Corporation ( APEC) Business  Card and Traditional border crossing pass /card . Hence please contact Jakarta  office at ALLCGKAPT@ethiopianairlines.com at least one day before accepting such passengers on ET flight.  Please do not accept holders of these  cards without obtaining  ‘OK to Board’  from CGK . 

Visa on arrival facility and transiting Indonesia are still suspended.  Passengers arriving Jakarta to connect domestic flights in Indonesia needs to have a minimum of  three hours  connecting time as they need to go through Port Health formalities based on the existing Indonesia  COVID 19 health protocol .

Date: 18 October 2020 

As per the attached circular released from Indonesian Immigration, holders of a single visitor visa of  B211A, B211B, B211C ,   D212   and Working Holiday Visa,  are now allowed to enter into Indonesia with a round trip ticket. 

Asian- Pacific Economic Corporation ( APEC) Business  Card holders and Traditional border crossing pass /card holder are now allowed to enter into Indonesia in addition to foreigner nationals holding a  Temporarily/Limited Stay ( ITAS/KITAS )  or a Permanent Stay Permit ( ITAP/KITAP) , Diplomatic visa on diplomatic passport   and the above types of visa . 

The above-mentioned Visitor Visa and Temporary stay visa can be issued electronically as e-Visa. 

All passengers are required to abide by the existing Indonesian health protocol without fail and  hold a valid passport with a validity period of more than six months. Bringing a passenger with a passport of   less than six months validity period to Indonesia will entail a fine of IDR50,000,000.00 equivalent to USD3500.00.

Visa on arrival facility and transiting Jakarta are still suspended. 

Handling at the entrance

Every citizen and foreigner who enters Indonesia must follow the health quarantine procedure and additional health checks in Indonesia.

  Additional health checks include: 

  1. Interview
  2.  Check temperature, signs and symptoms of covid-19
  3.  Oxygen saturation check
  4.  Rapid test and or pcr examination.

Every citizen and foreigner must apply covid-19 prevention and control principles by:

  1. Physical distancing
  2.  Always wear a mask
  3.   Implement clean and healthy behaviour (phbs) 

Every Indonesian citizen who returns to Indonesia needs to bring a health certificate wherever possible in English which is valid for a maximum of 7 days since it is issued by the health facility from the country of origin, and is validated by the port health office doctor at the port / airport / state land border post (plndn) on arrival. 

Indonesian citizens who return with a health certificate proving the results negative pcr
examination covid-19:

  1.  Additional health checks are carried out except for rapid test or pcr,
  2. If no diseases and / or risk factors are found in the health examination, the port health office (kkp) issues health clearance and health alert card (hac) to the relevant parties.
  3. Can continue the trip to the area of origin by bringing a letter of travel from the local
    covid-19 handling task force.
  4. Undertake independent quarantine at each home for 14 days, apply physical distancing, wear masks and apply clean and healthy behaviour (phbs). 
  5. Health clearance is submitted to the local neighbourhood association (rt / rw) which is then forwarded to the local puskesmas/public health centre so that the monitoring is carried out during the quarantine period at home.

Indonesian citizen who returns, if:

  1. Do not carry a health certificate;
  2. Bring a health certificate with a validity period of more than 7 days; or
  3. Bring a health certificate but do not prove negative pcr results of covid-19. Additional health checks are carried out including rapid tests and / or pcr.

If specimens can be collected for pcr examination at the entrance, Indonesian citizens can wait temporarily  at  the  quarantine  facility  /  facility  prepared  until  the  results  of the pcr examination come out. Indonesian citizen with covid-19 negative pcr result and no disease and / or risk factors found in the health examination, then:

  1. Will be provided a health clearance by health workers in quarantine facilities
  2. Bring a health alert card (hac) that has been given at the entrance.
  3.   Can continue the journey to the area of origin by carrying a travel permit from the local covid-19 handling task force, and always wears a mask during the trip. Their trip to the area of origin can be facilitated by the government.
  4. Perform independent  quarantine  in  each  home  for  14  days,  apply  physical distancing, wear masks, and apply clean and healthy behavior (phbs). 
    E. Health clearance is submitted to the local neighborhood association (rt / rw) which is then forwarded  to  the  local  puskesmas/public  health center, so that monitoring is carried out during the quarantine period at home.

 If no pcr examination can be performed at the entrance, then rapid tests are to be carried out for Indonesian citizens.

Indonesian citizens with non-reactive rapid test results, then:

  1. Quarantine is carried out at the quarantine facility prepared by the government or other parties. 
  2. The task force for the acceleration of national / regional covid-19 handling or other parties provides transportation facilities from the entrance to the quarantine facility / facility.
  3.   Kkp still provides hac to those concerned.
  4. The quarantine period lasts until the results of pcr examination (if carried out at the quarantine  facility)  are  negative  covid-19,  or  the  results  of  the  rapid  test re-examination on the 7th to the 10th days is non-reactive.

Indonesian citizens with reactive rapid test results or covid-19 positive pcr examination results, are referred to the emergency hospital / referral hospital in the local area by implementing an infectious disease referral protocol.

 every foreign national entering Indonesia must have a health certificate in English stating the results of covid-19 negative pcr checks. The health certificate is valid for a maximum of 7 days from the issuance of the health facility from the country of origin, and is validated by the doctor of the port health office at the port / airport / plbdn arrival.

Foreigners entering by bringing a health certificate proving covid-19 negative pcr results:

  1.  Additional health checks are carried out except for rapid test or pcr.
  2.  If no diseases and / or risk factors are found in the health examination, kkp issues health clearance and health alert card (hac) to the relevant parties.
  3.  Can continue the journey to the destination area by bringing a travel permit from the local covid-19 handling task force, and always wearing a mask during the trip.
  4. Undertake independent quarantine in their residence for 14 days, apply physical distancing, wear masks, and apply clean and healthy behavior (phbs). 

  5. Health clearance is submitted to the representative of their country to be forwarded to  the  local  health  department  so  that  monitoring  is  carried  out  during  the quarantine period.

 Foreigners who do not bring a health certificate, or carry a health certificate with a validity period of more than 7 days, or carry a health certificate but do not prove the results of a negative pcr examination, then:

  1. Additional health checks will be carried out including the rapid test.
  2. Foreigners who have comorbidities and the results of the rapid test are reactive, will be carried out referral and isolation measures to the emergency hospital / covid-19 referral hospital.
  3. Foreigners who have no symptoms and do not have comorbidities with reactive
    rapid test results are recommended to the immigration officials for deportation
  4. If the results of the rapid test is non-reactive are recommended to immigration officials for deportation.

 For foreigners who are crew members who will change their duties (sign off) in the territory of Indonesia that are permitted in accordance with applicable regulations, are required to have a 
health certificate with a negative pcr covid-19 examination result, which has a validity period of more than 7 days due to the long voyage journey , then:

  1. Additional health checks will be done in the form of interviews, temperature checks, covid-19 signs and symptoms examination, and oxygen saturation checks.
  2. If no disease and / or risk factors are found in the medical examination, they can continue their trip back to their country. Kkp issues health clearance and health alert cards (hac).
  3. Undertake independent quarantine on ships / quarantine facilities if they cannot return directly to their country, and while waiting they will be supervised under the supervision of the kkp, immigration officials and security forces. 

Aircraft crew and / or ship crew which is Indonesian citizens who are carrying out tasks, additional health checks and rapid test will be carried out.

  1. If the results of the rapid test are non-reactive and no disease and / or risk factors are found in the health examination:

    1). Can continue the journey by bringing health clearance and health alert
    card (hac).
    2). Undertake independent quarantine at quarantine facilities prepared by the person in charge, to carry out the next assignment schedule.
    3). Apply physical distancing, wear masks, and apply phbs.
    4). A rapid test will be performed again on the 7th until 10th days since the previous rapid test. 

  2. If the results of the rapid test are reactive, a referral is made to the emergency hospital / referral hospital in the local area by applying the infectious disease referral protocol.

If a traveller is found with the results of a reactive rapid test or the initial information that there is a disease and / or health risk factor in the conveyance, a disinfection is carried out by the kkp.

IRELAND

Effective Saturday 16 January 2021, all passengers arriving into Ireland (except those arriving from Northern Ireland) are required to have a negative/‘not detected’ result from a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test carried out no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.

 Please refer the below link ‘International Travel’ part for more and complete information on the restriction in order to avoid passenger inconvenience.

 https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/#travel-restrictions

ISRAEL

18 January 2021

 Effective 18th Jan until  27th Jan (including), all passengers arriving to Israel who have stayed in the territories of South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Zambia and Brazil during the period of 14 days prior to returning to Israel, shall be required to undergo a mandatory 14 days isolation period in a state-sponsored quarantine facility.

 

Date: 25 December 2020

Effective Wednesday December 1, 2020, 10 pm (Israel time) and ending on Friday January 1, 2021 (including), all passengers arriving to Israel (Israeli citizens, Israeli residents and foreign passengers), shall undergo a mandatory quarantine in a state quarantine facility.

Please check the below health minster web site for more information

Air travel to and from Israel | COVID-19 Air Transport (www.gov.il)

Date: 23 December 2020

Travel restriction update:

Foreign Passengers who have stayed in the following countries in the last 14 days are not allowed to enter Israel even if they are holding a permit to enter the country:

a. UK.

b. Denmark.

c. South Africa.

Exception: Immigrants with foreign minister letter are allowed to enter Israel

Date: November 23, 2020

1. PASSENGERS FROM ALL STATES WHO ARE NOT ISRAELI CITIZENS OR RESIDENTS ARE PROHIBITED TO ENTER THE STATE OF ISRAEL INCLUDING TRANSIT PASSENGERS, EXCEPT FOR PASSENGERS THAT HAVE A SPECIFIC ENTRY APPROVAL FROM THE POPULATION AND IMMIGRATION AUTHORITY.

Date: 25 October 2020

Please find current applicable NOTAMs, valid until 01DEC20,accordingly

1)Entry of foreign citizens to Israel restricted Except for passengers who have  specific entry permit from immigration.

2) Passengers who traveling to Israel for Business purposes from Green Countries , are now

have the option to enter with completing the instructions In the Link below.    

 https://www.gov.il/he/service/request-special-permit-entry-to-israel-for-buisness-covid19

3)  Foreign citizens who are holding Diplomatic Passports and based in Israel , can now enter Israel without a special permits from the authorities.

Date: 21 October 2020

Mandatory Health Declarations:

  • All passengers (Israeli & non Israeli) on international flights arriving to Israel must complete a digital Health Declaration through the Israeli Ministry of Health website, not more than 24 hours prior to their flight.
  • Passenger must present to the Airline the Health Declaration during the check-in/boarding at the origin Stations.
  • Airline that will not follow the Regulations is subject to fine of 2500ILS per passenger.
  • Additionally, and in order to save time, passengers who arriving from Red Countries and required for self-quarantine, should complete the self-quarantine form prior the flight.

List of quarantine countries requiring -  https://www.gov.il/en/Departments/DynamicCollectors/green-red-countries?skip=10

Incoming passenger declaration - https://www.gov.il/en/service/request-entry-to-israel-covid19

Date: 24 September 2020

Israel travel restrictions effective date: 24 September until 01 November 2020

 COVID-19 Flight restrictions:

All arrival international flights who plan to landing with TEL-AVIV fir shall landing at LLBG only, exception flights with crew members only.

 COVID-19: passenger restrictions

Passengers from all states who are not Israeli citizen or resident are prohibited to enter the state of Israel, including transit passengers, except for passengers that have a specific entry approval from the population and immigration authority. The airline is responsible for returning the passenger, whose entry into Israel is denied, to his airport of origin.

COVID-19: information

For additional information call *5400 or visit the ministry of health website.

Date: 17 august 2020

Subject: israel entry requirement.

Please note the attached new regulations from the ministry of health and the ICAA (Israel civil aviation authority) for passengers who are arriving or departing to/from Israel.

Although the start date of this mandatory regulation is 16 aug 2020, the ICAA agreed to give the airlines two more weeks for

Implementation of the regulations. Therefore, effective date is 01 sep 2020.

conditions-for-entry-into-israel---16-august-2020

Israel entry restriction:

Passenger from all states who are not israeli citizen or resident are prohibited to enter the state of israel including transit passengers , except for passengers that have a specific entry approval from the population and immigration authority. The airline is responsible for returning the passenger whose entry into israel is denied to his airport of origin.
Valid from 25 june until 01 september 2020.

Italy

Date: 16 October 2020.

Updated formal statement for the purposes of entry Italy (last edition dated 13/10/2020).

Formal statement for the purpose of entry in Italy – English

Formal statement for the purpose of entry in Italy – Italian

Date: 09 September 2020.

Please find attached the updated statement for the purposes of entry Italy (last edition dated 08/09/2020).

We remind you that passengers arriving from non EU/non Schengen destinations are required to fill in the form on board the aircraft in order to avoid any congestion inside the Terminal at the border controls. The form, duly signed by the passenger, must be then delivered to the police officer on arrival. Please be also informed that this request is a mandatory requirement of the Police Authority.

Formal statement for the purpose of entry in Italy – English

Formal statement for the purpose of entry in Italy – Italian

All natural persons entering Italy, by air, rail, sea or waterway and road transportation, even if asymptomatic, are obliged to immediately communicate their entry in Italy to the Department of prevention at the competent local health unit (ASL) of the entrance district, and are subject to health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of fourteen (14) days at their dwell, house or residence as specified in this statement.

In case of COVID-19 symptoms onset, it is mandatory to report this situation immediately to the Health Authority through the pertinent telephone numbers;

JAPAN

Date: 17 January 2021

 The Embassy of Japan in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia has notified the following further travel restrictions in relation to the new variant of coronavirus:

  • The new entry of foreign nationals into Japan under "Business Track" (EX-B) or "Residence Track" (EX- R) will not be permitted until the state of emergency declaration is lifted. The quarantine measures mentioned above will be implemented at 0:00 am (JST) on January 14,2021.
  • Holders of valid visas already issued under these two tracks are in principle permitted to enter Japan  until 0:00 am (JST)  on January  21, 2021,  except for those who have stayed in the United Kingdom  or the Republic  of South Africa  within 14 days prior to the entry into Japan.

 Date: 11 January 2021

 The Embassy of Japan in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia has notified the following further travel restriction in relation to the new variant of Coronavirus:

  •  All Japanese nationals and foreign national, who enter, re-enter or return to Japan after 00:00 am (JST) on January 13,2021 are required to submit certificate of negative test result conducted within72 hours.
  • All Japanese nationals and foreign nationals with status of residence who enter, re-enter or return   to Japan from countries/regions with the new variant of coronavirus are required to submit the certificate of negative test result are also required to self-quarantine for 14 days at a location designated by the quarantine station chief.

 The details of the measures can be found at the following website: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e oo1053.html

Date: 30 December 2020

Japan travel restriction update:

  • Foreign nationals who stayed in the United Kingdom and South Africa within fourteen days prior to application for landing into Japan may not enter Japan even if they possess a visa with "EX-R" in its remarks column issued by Japanese overseas establishments. This measure is implemented from 0:00 am on December 24 for the UK and from 0:00 am on December 26 for South Africa.
  • Foreign  nationals  who stayed  in countries/regions subject  to the  entry  ban (see  below  list)  within  fourteen   days  prior  to  application  for landing into  Japan  may not enter  Japan  after  0:00 am on 4 January,  2021 (JST),  even if they  possess a visa with  "EX-R" in its remarks column issued by Japanese overseas establishments, and this  will remain  effective until  the  end of January 2021.

Countries/regions subject to the entry ban

Asia:

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan. Philippines

North America:

Canada, United States of America

Latin America and the Caribbean:

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, EI Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint, Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Europe:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia  and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino,  Serbia, Slovakia,  Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican

Middle East:

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Africa:

Algeria, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central Africa, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic  Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South  Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

That is to say concerning “EX-R" visas, those who possess “EX-R" visas still may enter Japan except:

(a) Those who have stayed in the UK and South Africa within fourteen days prior to application for landing into Japan, and.

(b) Those who arrive in Japan after 0:00 am on January 4, 2021 having stayed in countries/regions subject to the entry ban within fourteen days prior to application for landing into Japan.

Date: 29 December 2020

Following the confirmation of new coronavirus variant in UK and South Africa, Japan has tightened its boarder restriction and has restricted new entry from all countries effective from December, 28. 2020 until January 31, 2021.  Kindly refer the attached diagram and go through the below MoFA link:-

Only those foreign national with residence permit will be accepted to enter Japan.

Measures in operation for Entry/Re-entry /Return to Japan – Diagram.

Please find the URL https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html for your reference.

Date: 24 December 2020

Effective December 24, 2020 (JST), and until further notice, foreign nationals who have been in the UK within the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan, even if they have a valid VISA and a guarantor in Japan.

Effective 22 December 2020, all passengers arriving at NRT are required to fill in the quarantine web questionnaire https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp before arrival

         Attached instructions in English and Japanese containing a QR code.

Date: 31 October 2020

Japan travel measure update effective from 00:00 am (JST) on November 1, 2020.

Japan travel measure update

Date: 14 October 2020

Updates from Japan Immigration Services:

Notice to the Airline companies

Date: 28 August 2020

As per the NOTE VERBALE ref 193/20 dated 28 August 2020, in addition to the measures explained inthe previous note (Ref.No. 167/20) the Japanese government added the under listed countries to the entry ban list (The List of countries are enlarged from 146 to I S9 countries).

List of countries added to the entry ban are as follows:

Belize, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Gambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tunisia, Trinidad and Tobago., Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The details of the measures:

Resumption of Cross-Border Travel and other measures

1  Re-entry into Japan by foreign nationals residing in Japan with the status of residence

Taking into account the expansion of the testing capacity at airports and other factors, foreign nationals residing in Japan with the status of residence (*1) will be permitted to re-enter Japan from the country/region designated as an area subject to denial of permission to entry into Japan if the person possesses valid re-entry permit and goes through specific procedures to be implemented from September 1.

(*1) The relaxation is only applied to those who pledge to abide by the additional quarantine measures and obtain the Receipt for request of re-entry from the Immigration Services Agency of Japan in advance.

2  Re-entry of foreign nationals with the status of residence who have already departed from Japan

Foreign nationals with the status of residence who have already departed from Japan between the day (*2) when the country/region where the foreign national is currently staying became an area subject to denial of permission to entry into Japan and August 31 will be permitted to re-enter Japan from September 1 by going through specific procedures (*3).

(*2) It will start form April 3. If the countries/regions were designated as areas subject to denial of permission to entry before April 2, this date is April 3.

(*3) The relaxation is only applied to those who obtained the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Required Documentation for Re-entry into Japan at the Japanese overseas establishments.

3 Measures to prevent the spread of infections and others

(1)  For those who re-enter Japan as referred to in 1 and 2 above, the additional quarantine measures such as the presentation of a certificate of being tested negative by a test conducted within 72 hours prior to the departure time of the flight will be taken for the prevention of the spread of infections

(2)  The testing capacity and system at airports will continue to be strengthened.

4 Continuation of the current border control measures and other steps

(1) Additional designation of areas subject to the denial of permission to entry into Japan

Designating the entire areas of 13 countries listed below as areas subject to the denial of permission to entry into Japan based on the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (*4). Entry into Japan by foreign nationals who have visited the designated areas within the last 14 days will not be permitted unless there are special exceptional circumstances (*5).

Belize, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Gambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tunisia, Trinidad and Tobago, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

(*4) As a result of this additional designation, a total of 159 countries/regions are subject to the denial of permission to entry into Japan. Please refer the attachment for the list of the 159 countries.

(*5) Foreign nationals with the status of residence, who have left Japan with re-entry permits by August 29, are treated, in principle, as persons with special exceptional circumstances upon re-entering Japan when arriving from the abovementioned 13 countries subject to the denial of permission to entry into Japan. The "Special Permanent Resident" has not been subject to denial of permission to entry into Japan.

(2) Strengthened quarantine measures

Covid-19 testing will be conducted for those who arrive in Japan with the record of visiting the countries listed in 4 (1) above within 14 days prior to their entry into Japan.

The measures described in 4 (1) and (2) will be implemented from 0:00 am (JST) on August 30 and will remain in place for the time being. The measures will also be applied to those who will depart a country/region outside Japan before these measures become effective and arrive in Japan after they become effective.

(3) Continuation of the current border control measures

The period of strengthened quarantine measures, visa restrictions, limitation on the number of arrival airports for passenger aircraft and measures to curb the number of arrival passengers by flight to Japan to be implemented until the last day of August, which was decided at the 41st meeting of Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters on July 22, 2020, will be renewed and such measures will be implemented for the time being.

Date: 20 august 2020

Japan travel restriction update:

Please refer the attached travel restriction document

airlines re required documentation

Japanese citizens are exempted from negative pcr test requirement

Date 07 august 2020

New restriction update on foreigners and seaman to japan:

Effective immediately, you can start accepting foreigners with residence permit in accordance with the below regulations/requirements.

 attention: - all passengers should hold japan re-entry confirmation letter issued by Japanese embassies overseas and negative pcr test result certificate issued within 72 hours before departure.

Japan – foreigners who fall under the following category are allowed to enter japan:

“permanent resident”,” spouse or child of Japanese national”, “spouse or child of permanent resident” and “long term resident”

Effective 5 august 2020, they are allowed to enter, if they have left japan before the day when country/region where such foreign nationals are currently staying was designated as an area subject to denial of permission to entry into japan

Effective 1 September 2020, they are allowed to enter, even if they have left japan after the day when country/region where such foreign nationals are currently staying was designated as an area subject to denial of permission to entry into japan

If they have stayed in Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines and Peru within 14 days prior to landing in japan, they can enter japan from 7 august.

For all the cases above, they must hold a re-entry confirmation letter issued by the Japanese embassy overseas and negative pcr test result certificate issued within 72 hrs before departure.

Japan – new requirements for seamen who will transfer to a ship in japan: (refer to the attached)

Effective immediately and until further notice, in the event that one (1) member in a group of two (2) or more crew members (seamen) traveling together tests positively for pcr or antigen tests currently being conducted at nrt, all remaining members of that particular ship's crew group will be denied entry into japan even if they were tested negative, and said group will be handled as an inad case.

Airlines are encouraged to monitor and check timatic travel document news for upcoming updates.

1. Passengers who have transited through or have been in Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, cape Verde, central African rep., Chile, china (people's rep.), Chinese Taipei, Congo (dem. Rep.), Colombia, costa Rica, cote d'ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican rep., Ecuador, Egypt, el Salvador, equatorial guinea, Estonia, eswatini, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (sar china), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Korea (rep.), Kosovo (rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (sar china), Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, morocco, Netherlands, new Zealand, Nicaragua, north Macedonia (rep.), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian fed., san Marino, sao tome and principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, south Africa, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, turkey, Uruguay, USA, Ukraine, united Arab emirates, united kingdom, Vatican city (holy see) or Vietnam in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter until 31 july 2020.
- this does not apply to nationals of japan.
- this does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of japan if they can prove it.
- this does not apply to residents of japan with “permanent resident", "spouse or child of Japanese national", "spouse or child of permanent resident" or "long term resident", who have departed japan with re-entry permission by 2 april 2020.
- this does not apply to residents of japan with “permanent resident", "spouse or child of Japanese national", "spouse or child of permanent resident" or "long term resident", who have departed japan with re-entry permission between 3 april and 28 april 2020 and have only been in Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, cape Verde, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican rep., el Salvador, equatorial guinea, Gabon, Ghana, guinea, guinea Bissau, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Russian fed., sao tome and principe, Saudi Arabia, south Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, Tajikistan, united Arab emirates, Ukraine or Uruguay.
- this does not apply to residents of japan with “permanent resident", "spouse or child of Japanese national", "spouse or child of permanent resident" or "long term resident", who have departed japan with re-entry permission between 29 april and 15 may 2020 and have only been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, cape Verde, Colombia, el Salvador, equatorial guinea, Gabon, Ghana, guinea, guinea Bissau, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Maldives, Pakistan, south Africa, sao tome and Principe, Tajikistan or Uruguay.
- this does not apply to residents of japan with “permanent resident", "spouse or child of Japanese national", "spouse or child of permanent resident" or "long term resident", who have departed japan with re-entry permission between 16 may and 26 may 2020 and have only been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, el Salvador, Ghana, guinea, India, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, south Africa or Tajikistan.
- this does not apply to residents of japan with “permanent resident", "spouse or child of Japanese national", "spouse or child of permanent resident" or "long term resident", who have departed japan with re-entry permission between 27 may and 30 june 2020 and have only been in Algeria, Cameroon, central African rep., costa Rica, Cuba, eswatini, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Senegal or St. Vincent and the grenadines.
- this does not apply to passengers with a special permanent residence permit. However, they must have a re-entry permit from a regional immigration officer.
- this does not apply to us military personnel.
2. A completed "quarantine questionnaire" must be presented upon arrival.
3. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.
4. Visa exemption for passengers with passengers with a British passport, Hong Kong (sar china) passport, Macao (sar china) passport is suspended.
5. Visa exemption for nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, costa Rica, Croatia, czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican rep., el Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (rep.), Israel, Italy, Korea (rep.), Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, san Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, united Arab emirates, Uruguay and Vatican city (holy see) is suspended.
6. Visa exemption for nationals of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, lao people's dem. Rep., Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua new guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Samoa, Solomon isl., Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam with a diplomatic, official or service passport is suspended.
7. Visa exemption granted to passengers with an apec business travel card issued by Brunei Darussalam, china (people's rep.), Hong Kong (sar china), Indonesia, Korea (rep.), Malaysia, Mexico, Papua new guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russian fed., Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam, is suspended.
8. Nationals of china (people's rep.) With a passport issued in Hubei province of Zhejiang province (china people's rep.) Are not allowed to enter japan.
- this does not apply when passengers can prove that they have not been in Hubei province and Zhejiang province the last 14 days.
9. Passengers who were in the cruise ship 'wester dam' are not allowed to enter japan. - this does not apply to nationals of japan.
10. Visas issued on or before 8 march 2020 by the embassies, consulates-general and consulate of japan in china (people's rep.), Hong Kong (sar china), Korea (rep.) Or Macao (sar china) are invalidated.
11. Visas issued on or before 20 march 2020 by the embassies, consulates-general and consulate of japan in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, san Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, united kingdom or Vatican city (holy see) are invalidated.
12. Visas issued on or before 27 march 2020 by the embassies, consulates-general and consulate of japan in Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Congo (dem. Rep.), Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam are invalidated.
13. Visas issued on or before 2 April 2020 by the embassies, consulates-general and consulate of japan in Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, cape Verde, central African rep., chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, cook isl., costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican rep., el Salvador, equatorial guinea, Eritrea, eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, lao people's dem. Rep., Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, mali, marshall isl., Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia (federated states), Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian territory, Papua new guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Russian fed., Rwanda, Samoa, sao tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles , sierra Leone, Solomon isl., Somalia, south Africa, south Sudan, sri lanka, st. Kitts and nevis, st. Lucia, st. Vincent and the grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, united Arab emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe are invalidated.
14. Passengers transiting through Tokyo (nrt) must transit on the same calendar day.

Additional 17 countries under enter ban list  countries (Nepal, Surinam, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uzbekistan, Palestine, Kenya, Comoros, republic of Congo, sierra Leon, Sudan, Namibia, Botswana, Madagascar, Libya and Liberia). 

KENYA

January 01, 2021

 With effect 31 December 2020 at 2100 UTC, all passengers will be required to apply, pay and obtain E-VISA prior to entry in to Kenya. The E-VISA can be obtained through WWW.EVISA.GO.KE portal.

 Date 25 July 2020

All passengers who are destined to Nairobi need to fill Health forms online before they check-in at place of origin. They should fill the forms on their mobile phones and get the QR CODE of which they will show to the ministry of health upon arrival ( VERY STRICT) .

https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/

Date 06 August 2020

Passengers shall fulfill the following requirements to be accepted on flight to Kenya effective 05 August 2020.

  1. If 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 and are from approved states shall be exempt from quarantine.
  2. The list of approved states can be accessed from KCAA website HTTPS://WWW.KCAA.OR.KE/QUARANTINE-EXEMPTED-STATES
  3. The mandatory ministry of health travellers’ health service online form must be filled and submitted prior to travel.
  4. The online form can be accessed from the ministry of health website HTTPS://BIT.LY/COVID19 MOH
  5. Passenger that does not have negative COVID-19 PCR tests must be returned/deported to their embarkation point.  DO NOT ACCEPT PASSAGERS WITHOUT NEGATIVE COVID-19 PCR TEST CERTIFICATE.
  6. All flight crews, air operators and their passengers are advised to strictly follow COVID-19 prevention protocols at all airports and inside the aircraft.
  7. MBA destined passengers will fill a paper FORM which will be distributed onboard a flight from ADD-MBA.

KUWAIT

January 09, 2021

 Republic of Peru and the State of Montenegro is removed from the banned list of countries.

All international passenger fights Suspended from 21st December 2020, 23:00 local time until end of FRIDAY 01JAN21. 

Date: 12 December 2020

Please find the attached DGCA circular ref. 2020/102 concerning permission for citizens and residents to travel from previously restricted countries.

           CIR Ref 2020/102

Date: 19 September 2020

  1. Circular No. 2020/97 dated 17/09/20

    Based on the instructions of the Health Authorities in the State of Kuwait, it is approved to use the Digital Civil ID issued via the application “Kuwait Mobile ID” at the ports, airline companies, tourism and travel offices, and airports of countries around the world, and also permitting entry into the State of Kuwait using it.

    Attached is an image of the application Kuwait Mobile ID

  2. Circular No. 2020/98 dated 17/09/20

Due to the latest developments of the pandemic COVID-19 situation, commercial flights from the Republic of Argentina, the French Republic, and the Republic of Yemen are added to the ban list of countries which passengers arriving from, are prohibited to enter the State of Kuwait and the removal, of Republic of Singapore from the ban list of countries (to becomes 34 countries).

Date 09 September 2020

Passengers arriving to the state of Kuwait under the age of 6 years are exempted from performing the (PCR) test.

Date: 25 August 2020

Kuwait Travel restriction update:

As per circular ref No. 2020/95 dated 23 August 2020 from Kuwait DGCA, all airlines operating at Kuwait International Airport must adhere to the following instructions:

  1. The validity period of the Corona-virus (COVID-19) test certificate has been amended from (72) hours to (96) hours to passengers arriving to the State of Kuwait, validity period of such certificate will be considered from the date of taking the test until the date of acceptance on board the flight,
  2. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has been added to the banned list countries (to becomes (32) countries), no arrival passengers will be allowed to enter the State of Kuwait coming from those countries,
  3. The Corona-virus (COVID-19) PCR test certificate issued by the State of Kuwait will be sufficient for departing passengers with travelling period not exceeding four days, on coming back to the State of Kuwait arrival passengers will not undergo (PCR) test, providing their (PCR) test certificate is still valid, with passengers compliance with all health conditions.

All passengers coming to the state of Kuwait from any country, either they are Kuwaiti or non-Kuwaiti, are required to provide (RT-PCR) test approved certificate, providing a negative result and not being affected with (COVID-19) virus, such certificate validity should not exceed 72 hours between the test date and arriving date to the state of Kuwait.  

As per circular No. 2020/91 dated 09 August 2020 from DGCA of Kuwait, subsequent to circular No. 88/2020, Non-Kuwait arrival passengers whom a first degree relatives to Kuwaiti national (father-mother-husband-wife-final (sons and daughters) are allowed to enter state of Kuwait, Providing the prove of their relationship, this also includes the house labors accompanying the sponsor with a validity residency.

Date: 05 August 2020:

Further Kuwait travel restriction/requirement updates:

  1. Based on the attached circular No. 2020/89 dated 04 August 2020,  all Kuwaiti citizens wishing to travel abroad must activate medical insurance (travel insurance), providing that it covers the cost of treatment abroad in e (PCR) test approved certificate, providing a negative result and not being affected with (COVID-19) virus.  such certificate validity should not exceed 72 hours between the test date and arriving date to the state of Kuwait. 

Circular No. 88/2020

Subsequent to and further to circular No. 87/2020 dated 01/08/2020, and based on the decision of the Health authority in the State of Kuwait, Non-Kuwaiti passengers of all other nationalities arriving from the down listed countries are not allowed to enter the state of Kuwait, whether they are coming directly from those countries listed below or via transit through other countries not mentioned below within the list. Unless they have settled in those unlisted countries for a period of 14 days at least, after the 14 days they must conduct a PCR test for COVID-19 virus and provide an approved certificate providing a negative result and not being affected with COVID-19 virus. Validity of such certificate should not exceed 72 hours between the test date and arriving date to Kuwait.

List of countries;

India, Iran, China, Brazil, Colombia, Armenia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Syria, Spain, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Iraq, Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Italy, North Macedonia, Moldova, Panama, Serbia, Dominican Republic, Kosovo.

This circular is valid from its issuance date (02 August 2020)  until further notice.

 Kuwait Entry restriction:

1. Please find the attached DGCA circular ref: 2020/87 dated 1st Aug 2020 restricting entry of non-Kuwaiti passengers coming  from the below listed countries. The list that was published under circular 85 is now increased from 7 to 31 to include more and more countries.

These countries are :- 

India, Iran, China, Brazil, Colombia, Armenia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Syria, Spain, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Iraq,Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Italy, North Macedonia, Moldova, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Montenegro, Dominican Republic, Kosovo. 

As per the circular dated 31 July 2020 from Kuwait DGCA, all residents whom left the country from 01/09/2019 are allowed to return to the state of Kuwait provided that they have VALID Kuwaiti residence  permit /Civil ID, regardless being outside the country for more than six months.”

  1. Kuwait allowed citizens and residents to travel in and out of Kuwait as of 01 August 2020 with the exception of residents coming from 7 mentioned countries or who was present in these countries within 14 days before the date of travel until further notice:- These countries are :-

    Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Iranian Islamic Republic, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

  2. Effective 30th Jul 2020 it is mandatory requirement to activate Mosafer (https://Kuwaitmosafer.com ) and Shlonik application (to be downloaded from Google Play Store) while travelling in and out of Kuwait. 

Kuwait entry requirement:

1.      All arriving and departing passengers must fill the Kuwait Mosafer application found on below link.

تطبيق كويت مسافر للمغادرين من الكويت
http://kuwaitmosafer.com

Passenger should update all their information correctly and secure system generated QR code upon fulfilling all the requirements namely PCR test with negative result, travel information, consent letter (available in the attached guideline), uploading all these on the link.

2.      Departure passenger should submit the QR code to the check in staff in which case he/she will be eligible for check in.

3.      KUWAITI Nationals traveling from Kuwait need travel insurance.

4.      Only the passenger can enter to Airport (person accompanying a passenger may be allowed only on exceptional cases depending on the passenger’s situation (elderly / passenger with disability ) and up on permission of security at the airport gates)

5.      Paper ticket not allowed.

6.      CHECK IN starts 04hrs prior to departure.

7.      Hand baggage not allowed, only small bags for medicine, personal effects and children's belongings are allowed.

8.      Up on arrival, incoming passengers should submit the QR code to Kuwait immigration officer or MOH officers.

9.      Arriving passenger should download Shlonik app and update their records/register before arrival.

10.  10% of passengers, randomly selected, will do PCR test up on arrival in Kuwait. 

11.  All arriving passengers will have mandatory 14 days’ home quarantine under monitoring of MOH.

12.  Before every flight, airlines must fully sterilize the aircraft internally by the maintenance staff, according to the manufacturer's instructions.

13.  Airlines must, before accepting the passenger to the State of Kuwait, ensure the passenger has a PCR test proving that he is free from Corona Virus from an accredited health center, and ensure that the certificate is no longer than (72 hours) from the date of the examination.

14.  Airlines must not accept any passenger to the State of Kuwait, showing any symptoms of high temperature (>37.5 degree) or symptoms of Corona virus.

15.  Airlines must apply the required precautionary medical procedures followed by the carrier, the State of Kuwait and the destination before passengers enter the aircraft.

16.  All passengers must wear masks when disembarking from the plane and not allow entry to those who do not comply with the procedures.  

17. Passenger operators, in coordination with airlines, should ensure passengers are sterilized at the first entry point to the passenger terminal 

LEBANON

January 13, 2021

Required procedure for passengers arriving to Lebanon starting January 14, 2021 until January 25, 2021.

Date: 08 January 2021

Required procedure for the passengers arriving to Lebanon starting January 11, 2021:

 All airlines and Ground Handling Companies operating at BRHIA must follow the following instructions:

  1. All airlines shall reduce the number of arriving passengers to Lebanon per day to 20% of the number of passengers who arrived to Lebanon on board of their aircrafts per day during January 2020.
  2. All Passengers arriving to Lebanon, except children under12 years old must perform PCR test in a Lab. certified by the countries Local authorities latest 96 hours between the test result and the date of arrival to Lebanon and to show the test result at check-in counters. Passengers not having negative PCR test result are not allowed to board the plane departing to Lebanon.
  3. All Passengers arriving to Lebanon must complete the Medical form issued by Lebanese Ministry of Public Health before their boarding to Lebanon, this form will be available electronically through the Link: https://arcg.is/OGaDnG.
  4. All passengers arriving to Lebanon, except Children under 12 years age, UNIFIL and members of diplomatic delegations acting in Lebanon, must perform a PCR test upon   their arrival to BRHIA, and all airlines shall collect 50 USD on every passenger wishing to travel to Lebanon, which is the cost of PCR test or other medical diagnostic measures that every passenger shall undergo upon arrival to BRHIA through Labs. authorized by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health at the Airport,

    The Airlines will pay the collected amounts to the designated handling agents at BRHIA on bi-monthly basis i.e. every 15 days, then the handling agents will pay for the laboratories, which performed the tests based on Invoices stamped by the Ministry of Public Health.

  5. All passengers arriving to Lebanon shall have a prepaid hotel booking for 48 hours in one of the following hotels designated by the Ministry of Tourism in Lebanon.

                           List of hotels designated by the Ministry of Tourism in Lebanon

 Exemptions:

  • Diplomats and their families, officials, official delegations, officers and members of the UNIFLL are exempted from the hotel quarantine.
  • Passengers, who have been vaccinated by Covid-19 vaccine with a medical report certifying that, are exempted from the hotel quarantine and must perform a PCR test at the airport upon their arrival to Lebanon, as a precautional measure.
  • Passengers who travelled out of Lebanon and will return within one week, that is, those who travelled during one day of the week and will return on the same day during the following week, are exempted from doing PCR test  in the countries  of departure, and must perform a PCR test at the airport upon their arrival to Lebanon.
  • Cabin crews arriving to Lebanon for a period of no more than 48 hours are exempted from doing PCR test upon arrival at the airport, and they shall remain quarantined in one of the mentioned hotels throughout their stay in Lebanon

Second: Passengers arriving from Iraq, Syria, Turkey and all African countries:

  1. All Airlines shall collect 50 USD on every passenger wishing to  travel to Lebanon, except Children under 12 years age, UNIFIL and members of diplomatic delegations acting in Lebanon, which is  the cost of PCR test or other medical diagnostic measures that every passenger shall undergo upon arrival to BRHIA through Labs authorized by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health at the Airport,
  2. All passengers arriving to Lebanon from Syria, Turkey and all African countries, who performed a PCR test in those countries, shall be home quarantined for a period of 48 hours from  the date of their arrival to Lebanon until they are informed by the result of PCR test conducted at BRHIA.
  3. All Lebanese and residents of foreigners passengers arriving from Iraq shall be home quarantined period of 72  hours from the date of arrival to Lebanon, during which they shall be   subject to another test, at their own expense.
  4. All passengers arriving from Iraq, except Lebanese and resident foreigners, shall have a prepaid hotel booking for 72 hours in one of the following hotels designated by the Ministry of Tourism in Lebanon with discounted  rates: Lancaster Hotels Group, Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, Golden Tulip Hotel and Kanaan group  Hotel, and for further information:
  • Lancaster hotels group through the website:  www.1ancaster.com

For more info:  Tel: 00961 70380000.

For more info: Tel: 009611 347555,

  • Radisson Blu Martinez through the website: Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel Beirut

For more info: Tel: 00961 1 368111 or whats app   00961  3 624268

For more info: Tel:   961  8376283 or whats  app  00961   70  177273

Passengers who do not have the above Hotel Booking are not allowed to board the plane departing to Lebanon, and upon their arrival, they shall remain at the hotels for a period of 72 hours during which a second PCR test will be  conducted for them. Passengers whom PCR test results were positive shall pay for their treatment cost at their own expense.

Third:  Passenger traveling from other countries:

All passengers arriving to Lebanon from other countries are allowed to choose between:

  1. Repeat the PCR test, conducted in the countries of departure; latest 72 hours alter their arrival to  Lebanon and at their own expense. Or
  2. Stay home or hotel quarantined for  a  period of 10  days from the date of their arrival to Lebanon.

 Exemptions:

  1. Passengers who travelled out of Lebanon and will return within one week, that is, those who travelled during one day of the week and will return on  the same day during the following week,  are exempted from doing PCR test in  the countries of departure, and:
  2. Passengers arriving from Iraq, Syria, Turkey and all African countries: Must conduct a PCR test upon their arrival at BRHIA.
  3. Passengers arriving from other countries: Must conduct a PCR test upon arrival to Lebanon or latest 72 hours from the date of their arrival, at their own expense.

 Cabin crews arriving to Lebanon for a period of  no more than 48 hours are exempted from doing PCR test upon arrival at the airport, and they shall remain quarantined in  one of   the mentioned hotels throughout their stay in Lebanon.

All relevant previous circulars are considered cancelled and all airlines shall comply with this circular starting from 23/09/2020, otherwise violating airlines will be fined.

MADAGASCAR 

18 January 2021

 Border control will  be tighten in order to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Madagascar. In order to avoid any form of illegal Pax movement the below new regulations introduced.

  • Repatriation flights are subject to prior authorization issued by the ACM, and especially for any landing at Ivato International Airport - Antananarivo, special authorization is required.
  • Commercial tourist flights to Nosy-Be are authorized, except those from countries classified as high risk (see list of countries at risk attached).
  • Any passenger from these high risk countries is refused entry/ immediately deported.
  • It should be noted that the circulation in outside the geographical area of ​​Nosy-Be, with the exception of the riparian islands, is prohibited for tourists. By therefore, any correspondence by land and by river to reach other areas geographical is prohibited.
  • For Malagasy nationals and residents card holder having in their possession a PCR test negative 72Hrs (on arrival), they can take domestic flights to reach their final destination.
  • All international private flights are suspended.
  • Medical evacuation flights must be subject to prior authorization from the competent authorities.

                                 click here to see the attachment

Date: 12 December 2020

 Tourists from the below listed Countries are not authorized to enter in to Madagascar.

List of countries:

  • Russia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Hungary
  • Ukraine
  • USA
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Argentina
  • India
  • Iran
  • Indonesia
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Kenya

 Madagascar citizens and residence card holder are now allowed to enter Nosy be from restricted counties.

This note only applies to tourist flights. Countries, territories or regions not mentioned in this list are not affected by this restriction

Please note that TNR airport is still closed and doesn’t accept any type of passengers.

Date: 05 November 2020

 Madagascar further entry restriction updated:

  • Effective November 3, 2020, the processing of boarding authorization requests from Madagascar authorities is suspended until further notice.
  • Travel is allowed only for tourists from countries other than travel is restricted by Madagascar Government.
  • Travel outside of Nosy-Be, except to some surrounding Islands, is not allowed for tourists.
  • Any transfer by land and water to reach other regions/ areas is prohibited.

Date: 23 October 2020

All Passengers boarding from below listed countries are not authorized to enter Madagascar effective 22 October 2020. This restriction applies to Nosy Be station (NOS) and only for tourist passengers. This restriction will not affect TNR as the airspace is still closed and operating only repatriation flights with prior authorization.

  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • UK
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • USA
  • India
  • Brazil
  • Morocco
  • Argentina
  • Iran

Date: 03 October 2020

Further to earlier communications, ACM/Civil Aviation of Madagascar has introduced the following additional travel and health protocol:

  • Nosy Be Airport is open for tourists, repatriation citizens and resident card holders of Madagascar. 
  • Passengers who arrive at Madagascar after 03 October will carry out mandatory Covid-19 PCR test at a cost of 100,000 Ariary (equivalent USD30.00 or EUR25.00). This mandatory test is in addition to the negative COVID-19 PCR test result carried out at least 72 hours before boarding.  

Date: 02 September 2020

Madagascar health protocol/travel restrictions

All arriving and transit passengers:

  • Must present the negative COVID-19 PCR test result carried out at least 72 hours before boarding,
  • Will undergo temperature screening on arrival
  • Must wear face mask
  • Must be reachable during their stay in Madagascar.
  • Presentation of a form / letter of commitment signed by the passenger acknowledging the measures health related to CoVlD-19 applicable during his/her stay in Madagascar
  • Completion of health declaration form

Departing passengers:

  • Wear facemask
  • Undergo COVID-19 screening like temperature check, and physical fitness for travel.
  • Adhere to COVID-19 requirements of the destination country.
  • Every Passenger should be checked following symptoms: dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, difficulty in breathing. Pax will not be allowed to board if showing at least two Symptoms.
  • Respect for the physical distance of one in two seats in waiting areas (Checking  and boarding)

MALAWI

Date 27 July 2020

Republic   of Malawi:

  • Flight suspension is lifted with   effect from 01 September   2020.  The operations shall be restricted to Kamuzu International Airport only until further notice.

Travelers, air operators and all aviation stakeholders are advised to note/requirements/ the following:

  1. All arriving passengers into the Republic of Malawi shall be required to produce a negative SARS Cov-2 PCR test certificate obtained within 10days prior to arrival in Malawi.  Any passenger without the said certificate will be denied entry.  All arriving passengers will be required to proceed on self-quarantine for 14 days during which time they will be followed up by Health Authorities.
  2. As it is now becoming a standard requirement for air travel, all travelers originating from Malawi shall also be required to hold a negative SARS Cov-2 PCR test certificate conforming to the prescription of the Authorities at their intended destinations.
  3. Arriving passengers may be required to provide samples for Covid-19 testing. Samples will  be collected at the airport and test results will be communicated to the concerned within   48hrs;
  4. Any symptomatic passengers will be handled according to specific  guidelines laid down by the Health Authorities;
  5. All travelers and service providers shall observe the infection control protocols such as social distancing, hand washing/sanitizing and wearing of masks as necessary, body temperatures will be checked at various strategic points;
  6. All arriving passengers shall fill and submit Travel Surveillance Forms (TSF) which shall be made available on board aircraft or in the airport terminal building. The duly filled forms shall  be handed over to Health personnel in the terminal building;
  7. All air operators shall be required to institute all the necessary corona  virus spread control measures including disinfection of aircraft at origin and termination points of a flight, wearing of masks at all times during flight and hand washing/sanitizing by crew and passengers and limiting movements within the cabin;
  8. Any suspected Covid-19 case(s) while in flight shall be reported by the flight commanding officer to the port health office at the airport through Air Traffic Control.

Malaysia

Date: 23 December 2020

Malaysia Travel Restriction update:

  1. The Quarantine Period for arrivals of Malaysian Citizens and Non-Citizens at all International gateways into Malaysia have been reduced from 14 days to 7 days upon production of  RT - PCR COVID-19 test report upon arrival and 10 days for those who DO NOT produce a RT-PCR COVID-19 test report upon arrival.
  2. This new directive is effective from 14 Dec 2020.
  3. To facilitate the above, all travelers to Malaysia i.e. Malaysian Citizens and Non – Citizens are to adhere to the following:

    (a)   Undertake a RT-PCR COVID-19 test 3 days before departure for Malaysia.

     (b)   Undertake to settle payment of COVID -19 tests, quarantine and hospitalization charges in Malaysia where  required.

     (c)   Download the MySejahtera app and complete the health declaration form in the app before departure for Malaysia. 

  4. Upon arrival at all international gateways into Malaysia, all travelers (Malaysian Citizens and Non-Citizens) are to scan the QR code “Overseas Travelers” on their MySejahtera app.  
  5. All Travelers will be considered “Persons under Surveillance” (PUS) and will be issued with a “Home Surveillance Order (HSO) - Annex 14” and a wristband which they are required to wear during the quarantine period.   
  6. As mentioned above, Travelers who produce a RT - PCR COVID 19 test report upon arrival while only need to undergo a 7 day quarantine period.  Those who did not to present, will be quarantined for 10 days.

    Test fees shall be covered by the traveler.

  7.  While in quarantine, all travelers are required to undertake daily self-assessments via the Home Assessment Tool in the MySejahtera app.  RT-PCR/RTK Ag COVID -19 swab tests will be conducted on all travelers on day 5 for those travelers who prodiuce a RT - PCR COVID 19 test report upon arrival and on day 8 for those who did not. If the results of these tests are negative, travelers will be issued with a “Release Order” and discharged from quarantine on day 7 for those who had produced a RT - PCR COVID 19 test report upon arrival and on day 10 for those who did not. 

Date: 26 October 2020

Please find the below self-explanatory update regarding entry to Malaysia for international students and Medical travellers.  

  •  The Immigration Department of Malaysia has issued a new directive (Ref: IM.101/HQ-G/1130/1/1-2 Jld. 13(22) on 18 th October 2020 and decided that existing International students from Public and Private Higher Education Institutions will be allowed entry into Malaysia to continue their studies.  Please note that the entry restrictions for (23) countries that have been barred by Malaysia remains in force and all students from these countries are still not allowed to enter Malaysia.
  • The Immigration Department of Malaysia subsequently issued another directive (Ref: IM.101/HQ-G/1130/1/1-2 Jld. 13(24) on 20th October 2020 which states that the entry for all students from Language Centres (IPS) and International Accredited Training Centres (IATC) will be postponed to a date that will be announced later.
  • All existing international students who have previously received the Travel Authorisation approval from the Director General, Immigration Department of Malaysia via EMGS may also proceed to enter Malaysia. However, students from the 23 countries that are currently barred by the Malaysian Government are not allowed to enter Malaysia in spite of previously receiving a Travel Authorisation approval. 
  • All the categories for eligible existing International Students that seek to enter Malaysia will still have to comply with the following instructions provided by the Government of Malaysia prior to their arrival:
    • Obtain a Travel Authorization from the Director General, Immigration Department of Malaysia (students must apply through EMGS)
    • Upon receiving the Travel Authorization, download and complete a Letter of Undertaking (LoU) and Indemnity for Person Under Surveillance
    • Obtain a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) from an accredited Malaysian Mission abroad
  • Upon arrival in Malaysia, these students will also be subjected to the relevant procedures which includes the compulsory 14-day quarantine period at designated quarantine stations and undergo the relevant COVIID-19 screening test. All the associated cost will be borne by the students.
  • Kindly note that as previously announced by the Government of Malaysia, all International Students will be required to pay the full cost for quarantine which amounts to RM 4,700 beginning 24th September 2020. The cost breakdown is as below.

    Entry Procedures for Foreign Nationals on the purpose of Medical Visits

  • The patient and one (1) accompanying person must firstly register through the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC). The MHTC will then present the list of applicants to the Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM).
  • The Immigration Department of Malaysia will go through the name list of both the patient and accompanying person and will give their approval to MHTC who will then notify the applicant. The approval letter for entry into Malaysia will be issued by the MHTC and this letter must be presented to the Immigration Officer upon arrival.
  • Once the immigration approval has been obtained, both the patient and accompanying person must take a PCR or COVID-19 swab test with a negative result, within three (3) days prior to arriving in Malaysia
  • Compulsory quarantine is not required however the patient and accompanying person must be taken straight away to the hospital which is managed by the MHTC personnel immediately upon arrival.

Date: 29 September 2020

Malaysia entry/exit Requirements:

Please find notification from Immigration Malaysia on the Malaysian Government’s entry ban on citizens of countries recording more than 150,000 cases of Covid-19.

  • All passengers with visit visa are still NOT allowed to enter Malaysia
  • The blanket entry ban applies to Citizens from 23 countries to take effect from Monday Sept 7.

    The countries are: the United States, Brazil, India, Peru, Columbia, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Iran, Pakistan, France, Turkey, United Kingdom, Germany, Iraq, Spain, Philippines, Indonesia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Bangladesh.   

  • Also barred are spouses (from the aforesaid countries) of Malaysian citizens and their children. 
  • Citizens of other countries who hold Permanent Residency status or long term pass holders in the aforesaid countries are included in the Ban.

    The following categories from the entry restricted countries are allowed to enter Malaysia with an approval from Immigration Malaysia:

    1) All expatriates (including RP-T, PVP & Dependents)

    2) MyPR

    3) MM2H

    4) Foreign students

    𝗔𝗟𝗟 Categories mentioned, who wish to enter, and exit & return to Malaysia may submit the entry permission request 𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝗠𝗬𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺.

    MYEntry:

    https://esd.imi.gov.my/portal/

  • The following are exempted from the ban:

-       Diplomats

-       Ship crew who are required to enter Malaysia to undergo sign on/joint-ship/sign-off activities.

-       Flight crew ( Tech & Cabin) of commercial or private aircraft entering Malaysia for the purposes of operating the aircraft.

-       Crew & Professional workers of the Oil & Gas Industry (with existing passes). 

  • Checks on travel documentation i.e. Passports (place of issue) etc will be undertaken on all entry points to the country.   Passport holders, long term pass holders, Permanent Residents of the aforesaid countries will be denied entry. Such passengers are to be handed over to Airlines for repatriation.  
  • Passengers from the aforesaid countries transiting at Malaysian airports and all other gateways are permitted provided they do not clear immigration.
  • The implementation will start at 00:01 hrs. on 07 Sep (Mon), passengers from the aforesaid countries that arrive after midnight will be affected.
  • All arriving passengers into Malaysia are to be quarantined at a dedicated monitored quarantine facility for a period of 14 days from the time of arrival. All costs associated with quarantine and COVID-19 Test are to be covered by passenger and it ranges from MYR 4700.00 - 5000.00
  • Tourist is NOT allowed entry to Malaysia, No acceptance with visit visa.  
  • Passengers must download the MySejahtera application on a smart phone and completed all details required.

Malaysia on entry/exit procedures for Malaysian Citizens:   

  1. Procedures for exiting Malaysia.

    (a) Categories who DO NOT require prior approval from Immigration.

    • Diplomats and their dependents on posting overseas.
    • Students and their dependents commencing or resuming studies overseas.
    • Students due to sit for examinations overseas.
    • Malaysians escorting students overseas ( restricted to 2 persons per student)  
    • Permanent Residents/ Long term pass holders of countries overseas.
    • Oil & Gas and Marine crew required to sign on vessels berthed overseas.
    • Malaysians with offers of employment overseas.  

      Persons who fall under the categories above are required to produce supporting documents as proof of status at departing immigration checkpoints before they are allowed to leave the country.  

      (b) Categories who ARE REQUIRED to obtain prior approval from Immigration.  

      • Those attending Meetings, Exhibitions, Conferences overseas or wanting to travel overseas for business reasons.
      • Those required traveling overseas for emergency reasons.

        (c)  Categories who ARE PROHIBITED from leaving the country.

        • Those wanting to travel overseas for leisure purposes.
        • Those wanting to travel overseas to visit family, friends or relatives.
  2. Procedures for Entering Malaysia.

(a) Categories who DO NOT require prior approval from Immigration.

  • Malaysians currently overseas or have been given permission to leave Malaysia during the MCO and would now like to return to the country.

Malaysians currently in any country whose citizens are subject to the latest entry ban into Malaysia or are long term pass holders of those countries who had left Malaysia at some point during the MCO.

MALI

Date: 17 January 2021

 find the attached health form to be filled by passengers and shown to health authorities upon arrival Mali.

 FICHE DE SURVEILLANCE INFECTION A CORONAVIRUS AUX POINTS D’ENTREE 

Passenger must Submit a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate no older than seven (07) days; 

Mali is reopened for regular passengers flights effective 25 July 2020. 

Health related entry requirements for inbound (arriving) passengers:

  • Mandatory wearing of face mask;
  • Temperature measurement on arrival and routine health checks, Submit a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate no older than seven (07) clear days,
  • Download and complete the following forms on the websites: www.sante.gov.ml and  www.anac-mali.org
  • The crews are subjected to temperature measurement and self-containment in their hotel.

The passenger in connection or in transit must Submit a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate no older than seven (07) days.

MOZAMBIQUE

Date: 23 December 2020

  1. All passengers must present a proof of Reaction test in Polymerase Chain (PCR) with negative result SARS-CoV-2, carried out in the country of origin in last 96 hours before departure, being exempt from quarantine regime after arrival;
  2. The validity of the SARS COV-2 PCR test is 14 days, counted from the sample collection date, for Mozambicans or foreign nationals who need multiple entries into the country in a short period of time or take a short trip abroad;
  3. National citizens returning home and who do not have a valid SARS COV-2 PCR test (expired Covid test), CAN STILL BOARD, but subject to the quarantine regime or testing at their own expense at arrival;
  4. Children from 0 to 11 years of age are exempt to present the COVID-19 test when entering the national territory.

Passenger can enter into the country via one of the below options:

  • Mozambican citizen
  • Foreigner coming to work, with valid work Visa
  • Foreigner with valid Residence Visa
  • Foreigner for tourism (visa on arrival), as long as he/she has settled hotel booking and return ticket within 30 days of departure flight as tourism visa is issued for 30 days

If work visa and residence visas are not valid, passenger must possess an additional specific immigration authorization.

Date: 01 December 2020

 COVID-19 Regulations/Requirements:

 Passengers can enter into the country via one of the below options:

  • Mozambican citizen
  • Foreigner coming to work, with valid work Visa
  • Foreigner with valid Residence Visa
  • Foreigner for tourism (visa on arrival), as long as he has/she settled hotel booking and return ticket within 30 days of departure flight as tourism visa is issued for 30 days only
  • If work visa and residence visas are not valid, they must possess an additional specific immigration authorization 
  1. All passengers must present a proof of Reaction test in Polymerase Chain (PCR) with negative result SARS-CoV-2, carried out in the country of origin in 72 hours before departure, being exempt from quarantine regime
  2. The validity of the SARS COV-2 PCR test is 14 days, counted from the sample collection date, for Mozambicans or foreign nationals who need multiple entries into the country in a short period of time or take a short trip abroad. If a passenger is in MPM and takes a test to travel out and comes back within 14 days then the test he has done when leaving will be valid.
  3. National citizens returning from travel and who do not have a valid SARS COV-2 PCR test, subject to the quarantine regime or subject to testing at their own expense at arrival 
  4. Children from 0 to 11 years of age are exempt to present the COVID-19 test when entering the national territory.

Date: 03 November 2020

Mozambique entry requirements:

  • Passengers coming for Tourism can now get visa on arrival as long as they are eligible per TIMATIC.  However, the passengers coming for touristic purpose should have confirmed hotel booking. They should also be able to have enough currency/money to support themselves during their stay. 
  • Still entry is subject to screening & profiling of the Immigration personnel.
  • Passengers must have confirmed return tickets.
  • All passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done at origin within 72hrs of departure.
  • For Citizens (ONLY) PCR is required but if they come without PCR test, they will do mandatory self-quarantine of 14 days
  • Children up to 11 years of age are exempted from presenting PCR result
  • The 14 days mandatory self-quarantine has now been lifted
  • All those coming in for work purpose still need to have
    • Valid work Visa
    • Valid DIRE/Residence

Date: 30 September 2020

Mozambique entry requirements:

  • Mozambican Citizens are authorized for entry and exit without prior approval from Ministry of Interior.
  • Foreigners who want to leave Mozambique can exit without prior approval or authorization from Ministry of Interior
  • Foreigners those who want to enter Mozambique, can be allowed provided that they have the following documentation:
  • Valid work visa
  • Valid temporary stay visa
  • Valid DIRE / residence card

The grace period of accepting passengers with an expired Work/Residence permit has now ended.  All foreigners coming to Mozambique need to have a valid document.  

There is no Visa on Arrival; hence prior visa needs to be secured for other travelers beforehand.

Mozambique COVID-19 related entry requirements: Decree 69/2020 of 11 Aug.

  • all passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done at origin within 72hrs of departure to be able to enter Maputo
  • all passengers will have to do mandatory Self quarantine for 10 days
  • after 10 days, they must repeat the PCR test and the cost will be covered by passenger only
  • if passenger cannot pay for the PCR test, he/she must do quarantine for 14 days
  • at public places, the face mask or face shield is mandatory
  • social distancing of 1.5m is a must

MYANMAR

  1. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) traveling to Myanmar can no longer obtain a visa on arrival.
  2. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) cannot transit without visa (TWOV) in Myanmar.
  3. Passengers arriving from China (People's Rep.) on any Chinese airline can no longer obtain a visa on arrival.
  4. Passengers who have been in Hubei Province of China (People's Rep.) and Daegu and Gyeongbuk Regions of Korea (Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Myanmar.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Myanmar. They are subject to 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Myanmar.

5. Passengers who have been in areas other than Daegu and Gyeongbuk Regions of Korea (Rep.) are required to present a medical certificate that proves no symptoms of acute respiratory illness prior to boarding. They are subject to 14-day quarantine at their home or hotel upon arrival in Myanmar.

6. All passengers who have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy or Spain in the past 14 days are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

NAMIBIA

Date: 22 October 2020

 Namibia Travel measures/restrictions update:

Effective date: from  22 October 2020 until midnight of 30 November 2020:   

  1. ALL travelers (including tourists, business travelers and all Namibians and Permit Holders) who arrive in Namibia with a negative PCR test result, that is not older than 72 hours, will be permitted to proceed to their final destination in the country. The requirement for the mandatory 5 day retest has been withdrawn.
  2. All travelers who arrive in Namibia with a negative PCR test result that is older than 72 hours but not older than 7 days will be permitted to enter the country. However, they will be required to undergo 7-days supervised quarantine at home or tourism facility.  In the event that these environments do not fulfill quarantine requirements, the travelers will be placed under mandatory Government quarantine facilities at own cost.
  3. Non-Namibians, who do not present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, will not be granted entry into the country.
  4. Returning Namibian citizens or Permit Holders may enter the country with or without a COVID-19 PCR test result.  In the event such persons present a positive test result or no result at all, they will be subjected to mandatory quarantine and testing or isolation, after arrival. This provision shall also apply to aircraft and marine vessel crewmembers; humanitarian aid workers, essential service providers, as well as operators and drivers of cross-border transport vehicles who arrive in the country without the requisite test.

Date: 25 September 2020

According to the latest COVID-19 regulation of Namibia, persons entering Namibia shall be required to present negative Covid-19 PCR test result which is not older than 7 days and which is issued by a certified laboratory. Passengers without Negative PCR test result shall be subjected to mandatory quarantine at own cost.

Please read carefully the below/attached regulation for more, detailed and complete information with regard to Namibia entry requirements

Namibia COVID-19 regulation

Date: 01 September 2020 

Namibia re-opens the Hosea Kutako International Airport to international tourists effective 01 September 2020 with the following requirement:

  • All visitors must adhere to current safety and health regulations under the COVID-19 State of the Emergency. Regulations can be obtained at  www.namibiatourism.com.na

    Entry Requirement

  • Entry into the country will only be allowed via Hosea Kutako International Airport as from 01 September 2020.
  • All tourist arrivals must have a negative PCR result not older than 72 hours before boarding to be allowed entry into Namibian territory.
  • Tourists must complete an epidemiological questionnaire to be submitted together with the full travel itinerary to health staff on the ground at the airport. Form can be obtained at  www.namibiatourism.com.na

Requirements for the Airlines

  • Airlines should adhere to international aviation standards as prescribed by IATA (International Air Traffic Association) covid-19 health and safety measures.
  • Airlines must make sure that travelers boarding to Namibia are in possession of valid PCR test issued by an accredited testing center in the country of origin of the traveler's trip.
  • Must ensure that all passengers have PCR tests results that are not older than72 hours.
  • Passengers with PCR tests older than 72 hours or with no test will be turned back on the cost of the airline.
  • Passengers must be scanned and screened for temperature before boarding and those with temperatures more than 38°C must go through necessary assessment and testing for Covid-19 before they are allowed to board.

Testing/Screening on Arrival

  • All international passengers arriving into Namibia will undergo temperature screening.
  • Symptomatic travelers with body temperatures equal to or above 38°C will be tested for Covid-19 at the airport. In addition to this temperature level, if a traveler is coughing, has shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, sore throat and headache -   they will be isolated in specific facilities designated by the MoHSS until their results are ready.
  • A traveler, who provides on arrival a valid and negative PCR result in compliance with entry requirement, will be allowed to proceed to the certified tourist facility of booking for 7days seclusion.

Seclusion Requirements

  • All travelers will be required to stay for 7 days at their first tourist facility or accommodation which must be duly registered with NTB and health certified by MoHSS
  • All travelers who entered Namibia will be tested for COVID -19 on day 5 of seclusion at the first tourist facility of their stay. Test Results will be provided by day7 after which tourist will be allowed to continue with itinerary if results are negative. If the result is positive, the tourist will be taken to an isolation facility.

Visas Requirement

  • All travelers must adhere to the existing visa requirements applicable to their countries. 

Date 08 September 2020

Niger entry requirement:

  • All citizens including foreigners with valid VISA are allowed to enter Niger.
  • Mandatory certificate of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test less than 72 hours validity.
  • A fine of 500 Euros per passenger will be imposed on the Airline, if the passenger boarded without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result or with an invalid negative COVID-19 PCR test result exceeding 72 Hours.
  • Any foreign traveler, who refuses to be tested on arrival for the COVID-19 test at the Airport, will be deported on the same flight.
  • Any Nigerien traveler who refuses to be tested on arrival the COVID-19 PCR test at the airport, will be quarantined at his own expense in a hotel provided for this purpose and his passport will be withheld by the police until the test is carried out.
  • Any passenger who has been tested for COVID-19 PCR at the airport will have their passport taken by the police until the result

Netherlands

Date: 26 December 2020

From 00.01 on 29 December 2020 all passengers, including Dutch nationals, must (Mandatory) have a recent negative PCR test declaration in order to board an aircraft bound for the Netherlands. The test must have been conducted no more than 72 hours prior to the passenger’s scheduled arrival in the Netherlands. Anyone who does not have a negative test declaration will be denied boarding.

The traveler must be able to show the following documents:

They show these documents to the airline before departure and after arrival at the security region or the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.

Mandatory information on test result and statement:

The negative test result must be in English, German, French, Spanish or Dutch. The document is checked on 5 points:

  • Type of test: This must be a molecular PCR test and a test for Sars-Cov-2 / COVID-19. Any other type of test, including a quick test, is not valid;
  • Test result: must be negative (or not detected);
  • First and last name: in accordance with the passport;
  • Date and time of taking the test: The test is a maximum of 72 hours old upon arrival in the Netherlands;
  • Details of the institute or laboratory that administered the test.

72 hours: time of the test or the time of the test result?:

The time between the moment of taking the test and arrival in the Netherlands may not exceed 72 hours. The test result must be known before someone enters their flight/ship towards the Netherlands.

Traveler without a negative test result and statement will not enter the Netherlands.

Home quarantine:

The negative test is not a substitute for home quarantine. You will stay at home for 10 days if you arrived from an area with an orange travel advice due to many corona infections.

Negative test result is not a health statement:

Travelers must also have completed a health statement when entering the Netherlands by plane.

Niger

Date: 28 November 2020

Niger entry requirement:

  • All citizens including foreigners with valid VISA are allowed to enter Niger.
  • Mandatory certificate of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test less than 72 hours validity.
  • All passengers coming to Niger, who present the negative COVID-19 PCR test at the airport will have their passports withdrawn by the police and they will be placed in home self-lockdown for 7 days. A COVID-19 test will be done on the 7th day for free by the health services. If the test result is negative, the self-isolation will be terminated, and the passports will be returned to those concerned. This measure does not concern short-stay travelers of less than 14 days. This will come into force from November 27, 2020.
  • Passengers coming to Niger without valid COVID19 PCR test, they will get test up on arrival at the expense of the passenger.
  • Any foreign traveler, who refuses to be tested on arrival for the COVID-19 test at the Airport, will be deported on the same flight.
  • Any Nigerien traveler who refuses to be tested on arrival the COVID-19 PCR test at the airport, will be quarantined at his own expense in a hotel provided for this purpose and his passport will be withheld by the police until the test is carried out.
  • Any passenger who has been tested for COVID-19 PCR at the airport will have their passport taken by the police until the result.

NIGERIA

Date: 17 January 2021

 Revised COVID-19 requirement regarding “permit to travel certificate/QR Code. Please pay attention to the below items:

  •  Online payment is mandatory for passengers originated from UK and South Africa. The Passengers MUST show evidence of having paid for their post-arrival Day-7 COVID-19 PCR test prior to boarding.
  • online payment is  mandatory for passengers originating from other countries.
  • Permit to Travel Certificate/QR Code is mandatory for all travelers.
  •  Passengers MUST perform a COVID-19 PCR test not more than 4 days (96 hours) before boarding.

covid19-provisional-quarantine-protocol-for_air-travel

January 11, 2021

find the attached latest COVID-19 related entry restrictions to Nigeria

Date: 27 December 2020

PROTOCOL FOR ALL PASSENGERSORIGINATING FROM UNITED KINGDOM (UK) AND SOUTH AFRICA:

With the recent spike in cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria and the reported highly transmissible new variant of the virus in the United Kingdom and South Africa, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has reviewed the quarantine protocol as follows:

  1. Passengers originating from United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa:

    For flights and passengers originating from the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa with final destination being Nigeria, the following shall apply:

    • Passengers MUST present the following two documents in order to be allowed to board their flights to Nigeria –
      1. Pre-departure PERMIT TO  FLY/QR code generated from the Nigeria International Travel Portal (https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng) showing evidence of payment for the post-arrival day 7 COVID-19 PCR test and;
      2. Documentary evidence of a NEGATIVE COVID·19 PCR result done within 96 hours (4 days) of boarding from a verifiable laboratory or health facility.
    • On arrival in Nigeria, passengers will be received and processed separately by Public Health authorities.
    • All passengers will be required to self-isolate for 7 days after arrival followed by a COVID-19 PCR test.
    • Passengers with a post-arrival NEGATIVE COVID-19 PCR result can exit isolation at day 8. Those with a POSITIVE COVID-19 PCR result will be referred for isolation and further management.
    • A dedicated register of arriving passengers from the United Kingdom and South Africa will be opened for enhanced surveillance and active enforcement of these protocols.
  2. Affected Airlines:This applies to all airlines with passengers originating from the United Kingdom and South Africa regardless of transit arrangements.
  3. Applicability:

    This shall be applicable to scheduled and non-scheduled flights conveying passengers originating from United Kingdom and South Africa. The earlier quarantine protocol which became effective on

    18th  September 2020 shall continue to subsist for flights originating from other countries except for the validity of the Pre-departure PCR test result which will now be 96 hours  (4 days) from date of departure.

  4. Date:

    Effective: Monday 28th  December 2020 at 0001 Local Time (2301 UTC).

  5. Non-compliance:

Punitive measures shall be taken against airlines who fail to comply with this All Operators Letter. The punitive measures shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Airlines shall be fined $3,500 (Three Thousand Five dollars) for each defaulting passenger.
  • Airlines may be required to return non-Nigerian defaulting passengers to point of embarkation.
  • Repeated non-compliance by any Airline will lead to the suspension of the Airline's Approval/Permit to Fly into the country.

Date: 20 September 2020

Nigerian Entry Requirement in relation to COVID-19:

Nigeria entry restriction/requirement

NORWAY

18 January 2021

As of 1600 UTC18 January 2021, all arriving passengers from red countries will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival. The test will be administered at the airport.

January 11, 2021

 Please find some important updates with regards to the electronic registration form for the self-declaration.

 -          The electronic registration form Philippines updated travel advisory on 12 January 2021- Attached for your reference.is now also available in English, https://reg.entrynorway.no/

-          Information about the requirements, and about the registration has been translated to various languages https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/travel-to-norway/id2791503/

-          The hotline for help with the electronic registration form can now offer assistance in Polish, Romanian, Russian and Lithuanian via telephone     +47-33412870

-          A hotline for all other questions relating to entry, testing and quarantine has been established on telephone +47-21937849 (from abroad) or 81555015 (from Norway)

QR_Entrynorway

January 08, 2021

 Covid-19: Travel restrictions ENSB SVALBARD, LONGYEAR:

 Travel restrictions for all passengers arriving in Norway. Anyone arriving in Norway from a red area/country must complete their full quarantine period on the mainland of Norway prior to traveling to SVALBARD. This also applies for residents. More information on: www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus.

Effective Date from: Wed 06 Jan 2021 10:34 to: Tue 06 Apr 2021 23:59

 Please also note the updated self-declaration forms in various languages can be found here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/self-declaration-form-for-persons-who-are-to-undergo-entry-quarantine/id2791503/ .

 More information relating to international travel can be found here: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus/international-travels/#rules-upon-entry-into-norway

Date: 03 January 2021

Starting from 02 January 2021, the Norwegian government have introduced an electronic registration form that can be used instead of the paper based self-declaration form. Please find attached information about this electronic registration form in Norwegian and English from the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection.

 Any questions relating to this electronic registration form can be directed to support@entrynorway.no or +47-33412870.

Registration of arrival to Norway

Registrering av innreise til Norge

Date: 02 January 2021

COVID-19 travel restriction for arriving passengers and crew effective January 02, 2021 09:00:00 UTC until March 01, 2021 23:59:00 UTC:


When arriving in Norway travellers are obliged by law to:

·         Present a completed registration form.

·         Present documentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 72 hour before entry.

·         Get tested for COVID-19 in Norway within 24 hours after arrival.

·         Stay in quarantine for 10 days.

Rules and exceptions on: www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus.

Crew: no changes:

·         All crew and minimum support personnel that are required to carry out cargo and passenger flights are exempt from the travel restrictions upon entry into Norway.

·         Crew are not required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test.

·         Crew and minimum support personnel must be in quarantine when off duty.

·         Crew and minimum support personnel with longer stay in Norway, must be tested for COVID-19 at last every 7 days.

·         Crew that leave the aircraft must submit the self-declaration form.

Updated self-declaration forms in various languages can be found here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/self-declaration-form-for-persons-who-are-to-undergo-entry-quarantine/id2791503/ .

Date: 30 December 2020

All passengers arriving to Norway must fill a form before landing in Norway. This form can be found using the below link and must be filled and submitted / handed over to the Police authority upon arrival at Norway.

The link: https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/493acaa2bb94492db3887a62c9f84e98/avkrysningsskjema_innreise_eng_22-12_2.pdf

 Date: 15 December 2020

Validity: from Mon Dec 14 09:22:00 UTC 2020 to Fri Jan 15 23:59:00 UTC 2021

Requirements for passengers arriving in Norway:

  • All arriving passengers from red countries must be in quarantine for 10 days after arrival in Norway. Passengers from red countries - other than Norwegian citizens and persons residing in Norway - must present a certificate of a negative covid-19 test when they arrive in Norway. Certain exceptions apply. For details of countries, accepted test methods and certificates, see helsenorge.no/en. The test must have been taken less than 72 hours before entry. Persons not presenting such a test may be refused entry.
  •  All arriving passengers that are to be in quarantine must be able to document that they have access to a suitable place for the stay in quarantine. Details on this are provided at helsenorge.no/en. Temporary entry and exit controls will be performed at the internal Schengen border. If you get sick or have symptoms, self-isolate and call 116 117 for testing.
  • All passengers arriving to Norway must fill a form before landing in Norway. This form can be found using the below link and must be filled and submitted / handed over to the Police authority upon arrival at Norway.

click here

Crew:

  • All crew and minimum support personnel that are required to carry out cargo and passenger flights are exempt from the travel restrictions upon entry into Norway.
  • Crew are not required to present a certificate of a negative covid-19 test.
  • Crew and minimum support personnel must be in quarantine when off duty.
  • Crew and minimum support personnel with longer stay in Norway, must be tested for covid-19 at last every 7 days.

PHILIPPINES

January 15, 2021

Philippines updated travel advisory issued on 15 January 2021- Attached for your reference.

January 13, 2021

  Philippines updated travel advisory on 12 January 2021- Attached for your reference.

 Relative to the below advisory of 06January 2021 from CAB, please see attached updated advisory as of 09January 2021, to include Austria on the list of travel-restricted countries.

   Updated travel advisory  9 January 2021.

Date: 08 January 2021

Philippines has updated CAB advisory on 06 January 2021 to include additional 6 countries ( Portugal, India, Finland, Norway, Jordan and Brazil ) as among the countries / jurisdictions subject of travel restrictions.

Updated travel advisory 6 January 2021.

Date: 02 January 2021

Please refer this updated travel restrictions guidelines of all travellers from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 8117 strain (SARS-CoV-2 variant in the United Kingdom).

Date: 30 December 2020

Additional measures to be observed relative to the SARS-COV2 variant detected in the United Kingdom please be advised of the following:

A.  The temporary suspension of flights from, and the prohibition of entry on all travelers coming from or transiting through, the United Kingdom is hereby extended until January 15, 2021, except as modified herein with respect to Filipino citizens.

B.  All foreign travelers coming from or transiting through the countries/ jurisdiction listed hereunder or have been to the same within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines shall likewise be prohibited from entering the country effective 0001H of 30 December 2020 until 15 January 2021:

1. Denmark
2. Ireland
3. Japan
4. Australia
5. Israel
6. The Netherlands
7. Hong Kong, SAR8. Switzerland
9. Franc
10. Germany
11. Iceland
12. Italy
13. Lebanon
14. Singapore
15. Sweden
16. South Korea
17. South Africa
18. Canada, and
19. Spain

C.  Effective immediately, passengers who are already in transit and arrive before 0001H of 30 December 2020 from the countries / jurisdictions listed in Paragraph B, including those who have been to the same countries/jurisdictions within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, shall not be prohibited from entering the Philippines, but shall be required to undergo an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period, notwithstanding a negative Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) result.

D.  Likewise, effective immediately, Filipino citizens coming from countries / jurisdictions mentioned in Paragraphs A and B, or who have been to the same within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, shall not be prohibited from entering the country but shall be required to undergo an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period, notwithstanding a negative RT-PCR result

Date: December 01, 2020

Exemption from the temporary suspension of VISA-free Privileges

The following shall be exempted from the temporary suspension of Visa-free privileges starting from 07 December 2020:

  1. Filipino citizens’ foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them; and
  2. Former Pilipino citizens, together with their foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them;

The entry of the above-mentioned foreign nationals shall be subject to the following conditions:

  1. They must be nationals permitted/allowed to enter the country visa-free under executive order no. 408, s. 1960;
  2. They must have a pre-booked quarantine facility;
  3. They must have a pre-booked COVID-19 testing at a laboratory operating at the airport; and
  4. They are subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port entry and during the date of entry

Further, the entry of the above-mentioned foreign nationals shall be subject to the implementing guidelines to be issued by the Bureau of immigration.

Other foreign spouse and children of Filipino nationals, who do not belong to the above categories, are still subject to the existing travel restrictions. They may apply for Visa, as appropriate, provided that they are exempted from the temporary suspension of Visa issuance, as outlined in the previous Foreign Service Circulars (FSC)

Date: November 22, 2020

All passengers are required to download TRAZE APPLICATION for all inbound and outbound passengers and will be implemented starting 28 November 2020. 

For the detailed requirements, please refer the below attachment.

Memorandum on TRAZE APPLICATION implementation-MNL.

Date: 17 September 2020

1. EXEMPTED FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM CURRENT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS

With reference to the temporary suspension of visa issuance and visa privileges, please be advised of the exemption of the following:

Exempted  Foreign  Nationals
 
Conditions
 
·         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
They should have valid visas and documentary proof of their filiation to the Filipino national
·         Foreign seafarersThey should have 9( c) visas
•    Other foreign nationals who have been granted exemption by the DepartmentThey should have valid visas and endorsement letters from the Department addressed to the Bureau of Immigration (Bl) on their exemption and arrival.

On the entry of Filipino  dual citizens,  DF A-USCC  notes that, with reference  to the Bureau of Immigration SBM-2014-045 dated 30 September 2014, they should hold a valid PHL passport (or a travel document), Identification Certificate, or Certificate of Re-acquisition/Retention of Citizenship to be allowed entry.

2. ENTRY OF SPECIAL RESIDENT RETIREE'S VISA (SRRV) HOLDERS

This is to remind all concerned airlines that the entry of foreign individuals holding Special Resident Retiree's Visa (SRRV) to the Philippines is not yet allowed at this time, except upon prior endorsement from the Secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT) to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), who, in turn will endorse the permission for entry to the Bureau  of Immigration (Bl).

In this regard, airlines are mandated to deny boarding of passengers with SRRV who do not possess the required entry permission as communicated by the DFA to the concerned post overseas.

Date: 16 August 2020

As per the Philippines Civil Aeronautics Board advisory, the Philippines Government has made wearing face shields mandatory in addition to the face masks, in public transports, effective 15 August 2020.

The following updates are also made in travel protocols:

  1. The above is Applicable during boarding.
  2. Applicable for all staff, Crew and Employees as announced by Philippines department of health and  Philippines department of labour and employment.
  3. Goggles are not allowed.

Below are the other Philippines department of health recommended specifications for the said face covering:

-Made of plastic or acetate material

-Can be disinfected easily

-Provides good visibility

-Fog resistant

-Has an adjustable band to attach firmly around the head

-Fits the forehead

Date 14 August 2020

Philippines travel restriction update effective  09 August 2020:

Memorandum on TRAZE APPLICATION implementation-MNL.

Date: 06 August 2020.

Effective 05 August 2020, the following updates have been made in travel protocols for Philippines:

1. Visa issuance to all foreign nationals (for inbound international travellers) is suspended with immediate effect;

2. On exemptions from the temporary suspension of visa issuance, the following nationals may be allowed entry to the country, provided that they secure or possess appropriate visas:

a. Foreign spouses of Filipino nationals;

b. Foreign minor children, and foreign children with special needs regardless of age, of Filipino nationals; and,

c. Foreign parents of minor Filipino children and of Filipino children with special needs regardless of age.

The exemption likewise covers former Filipinos, naturalized in other countries, who belong to said categories.

Date 27 July 2020
The summary of exemptions on inbound travel to Philippines:

A. Per FSC No. 29-2020 dated 19 March 2020:
 1. Spouse and children of a Filipino national.
 2.  Foreign Government and International Organization Officials
 3.  Foreign airline crew
B. per FSC No. 34-2020 dated 03 July 2020:
 1.  9C visa holders
C. Per IATF-MEID Resolution No. 56 Series of 2020 dated 16 July 2020:
Effective 01 August 2020, the following visa categories shall be allowed entry:
 1.  Section 13 series of Commonwealth Act No. 613, as amended -13 quota, 13A, 13B, 13C, 13D, 13E, 13G visas
 2.  RA7919 visa
 - Legal residence status granted to certain foreign nationals through a Social Integration Program under certain conditions as provided under Republic Act No. 79191
 3.  EO324 visa
-   Foreign nationals who have acquired permanent residency under Executive
 4.  Native Born (NB) visa
- Foreign nationals born in the Philippines whose parents, either or both, are lawful permanent residents 3
D. Per Letter Directive No. JHM-2020-140 dated 20 July 2020:
 1.  Temporary Resident Visa relative to Section 13 of CA613, as amended (based on MO ADD-01-038 / ADD-02-015 [Indians])
-   Temporary Resident Visa of an Indian national under Memorandum Order
 2.  MCL-07-021 Permanent Resident Visa based on Section 13A of CA613
-   Permanent resident visa of a Chinese national married to a Filipino under

 Date: 17 July 2020

ADVISORY

Please be advised that per Bureau of Immigration Memorandum dated 07 July 2020 relative to Foreign Service Circular (FSC) No.34-2020 dated 03 July 2020, the issuance of 9C or Seaman and Crew List Visas by Foreign Service Posts (FSPs) has been resumed effective immediately. Thus, inbound passengers in possession  of 9C visa shall be allowed entry.

This shall cover seafarers, licenses manning agencies, shipping companies, airlines and other entities involved in facilitating travel of seafarers for purposes of crew change and repatriation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published Date: 06 July 2020.

All passengers of international flights arriving in Philippines are required to undergo COVID-19 RT-PCR tests as well as quarantine procedures in approved facilities while awaiting the results of their results. 

 Passengers arriving to Manila should.

  1. pre-register and accomplish the Electronic-Case Investigation Form online at  https://e-cif.recross.org.ph.
  2. For non-Overseas Filipino Workers passengers, they are encouraged to pre-book their accommodations in accredited establishments as identified by the Department of Tourism for their quarantine while awaiting results.

QATAR

Date: 24 December 2020

Effective the 22nd of December 2020, all passengers arriving from four countries namely the UK, the Netherland, Republic of South Africa, and Denmark:

  • All passengers including citizens of the state of Qatar arriving direct, or through an intermediate point from the mentioned four countries will be subjected to Hotel Quarantine for 7 days, despite their age or health situation, including medical cases who receive treatment abroad at the expense of the state, and their companions, in other words there will be no exceptions for hotel quarantine, and all passengers have to stay for 7 days in one of the quarantine hotels. 
  • All Airlines must not accept any passengers flying to the State of Qatar ( without any exemptions) arriving from the four mentioned countries without a proof of hotel booking for 7 days quarantine, done through discover Qatar website. 

Click Here to reference the statement issued by the government communications office, please be reminded of the following Entry regulations into the State of Qatar

Passenger shall be required to:

  • Book quarantine Hotel at 'Discover Qatar' website
  • Do PCR test on day six of hotel quarantine

     PCR test upon arrival is exempted If 48 hours or less covid-19 free certificate is carried from origin from accredited medical center, 

  • Exceptional Return Permit is mandatory for residents currently staying outside the State of Qatar.

All arriving passengers should install 'ETHERAZ'' Application on their cell phone.

In reference to previous circulars concerning procedures for entry to the State of Qatar, please be reminded to adhere to the instructions mentioned in the statement issued by the Government Communication Office,  find attached copy of the conditions of acceptance of passengers to enter the State of Qatar, and a sample of the permanent residence card as well as the forms to be signed from passengers before travel. 

REPUBLIC OF CONGO - BZV/PNR

 Date 28 August 2020

Travel requirements of Republic of Congo for travels to BZV/PNR in relation to COVID-19:

1. Passengers presenting negative results for the COVID-19 RT-PCR test for less than 72 hours are not subject to the screening test on arrival and can continue with the formalities for entering the national territory with a view to their fortnight (two weeks) at home;

2. Passengers showing negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test results, lasting over 72 hours and less than ten (10) days, will be tested upon arrival at the airport at their own expense and then immediately released for the fortnight (two weeks) at home;

3. Passengers who do not have COVID-19 RT-PCR test results or who have COVID-19 RT-PCR test results older than ten (10) days will be seated in the fortnight at their own expense in hotels retained by the Government, upon designation by the Ministry of Tourism and the Environment, then prescribed within 48 hours. The cost of the test is the responsibility of the traveler;

4. Passengers in the fortnight, whose results are negative, are released for the continuation of the fortnight at home; those with positive results are transferred immediately to one of the COVID-19 case management sites;

5. Symptomatic passengers (showing symptoms of COVID-19 disease) upon disembarking will be isolated and must observe the compulsory fortnight at one of the sites selected by the Government for this purpose. They will be tested twice during the fortnight and released on negative test;

6. Passengers in transit are isolated at their own expense in the hotels designated for this purpose until the continuation of their journey outside the national territory;

7. Children under 11 years of age are exempt from all these provisions.

All passengers arriving to BZV/PNR are subjected to fill the attached forms before arriving to the Airports:

Immigration and health form

bzv--fiche-de-police.pdf

fiche-de-renseignement-sanitaire.pdf

Russia – Moscow (DME)

Date: November 17, 2020

 Entry requirements:

List of countries from which passengers are allowed to enter Russia.

  • All foreign citizens entry to Russia is prohibited, except from the below listed countries 

Exemption:

  • Crew members (of all nationalities),  
  • Accredited or appointed workers of diplomatic representatives and consulates of foreign countries,  
  • International organizations and their representatives,  
  • other official representatives of foreign countries in Russia; 
  • Immediate family members of the mentioned categories. 
  • Official delegations' members 
  • Holders of official, diplomatic visas. 
  • Emergency visas issued due to death of close relative 
  • Russian residents 

States where Russians may travel as of November 16* reciprocal bases

Country Visa required
Turkey No, visa-free regime for 60 days
Tanzania Yes,
The UK Yes
Abkhazia No, only Russian passport
Egypt Yes
Maldives Visa on arrival for 30 days. Passport validity must be more than six months
The UAE No, visa is not required if duration of stay is less than 90 days
Switzerland Yes
South Korea Yes
Kazakhstan No,  visa is not required if duration of stay is less than 90 days
Belarus No,  visa is not required if duration of stay is less than 90 days
Kyrgyzstan No,  visa is not required if duration of stay is less than 90 days
Serbia No
Cuba No (for stay less than 30 days)
Japan Yes
Ethiopia Yes

COVID-19 Requirements:

  • Must provide a medical document (in Russian or English language) confirming the negative result of laboratory testing of the material on COVID-19 by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), selected no earlier than three calendars days before arrival on the territory of the Russian Federation. (Regular flights only)
  • If there is no medical document confirming the negative result of a laboratory test for COVID-19 by PCR, it will be necessary to re-pass the examination for a new coronavirus infection within three calendar days in the Russian Federation. (regular flights only)
  • Should fill 2 copies of each form onboard in advance, requested by the Quarantine control department and the border control department.
  • May not be allowed on board without a medical document confirming a negative result of the PCR test for COVID-19 (by the Airline's decision and only for regular flights).

Russian citizens, arriving from abroad:

  • Must fill special form on portal of state services of the Russian Federation (https://www.gosuslugi.ru/) and upload the result of COVID-19 test within 3 calendar days (regular flights only)
  • Should prior fill 2 copies of each form onboard (please find the forms above)

For all arriving Russian and foreign citizens completed forms are sent to the territorial department of Rospotrebnadzor at the place of further destination of passengers within a day

When investigating cases of COVID-19, pay attention to the careful collection of material.

RWANDA

Date: 01 January 2021

Entry Requirement for Rwanda: 

1.    All passengers MUST have PCR COVID-19 test certificate conducted within 120 hours before departure.

  •  Please DO NOT ACCEPT passenger if a passenger does not have COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test certificate valid within 120 hours before departure. No other test types allowed.

2.    All Passengers MUST fill the electronic form under the link: https://travel.rbc.gov.rw/travel/ before boarding a flight and generate unique profile locator.

3.    All passengers MUST secure hotel reservation for his/her 24 hours stay in the designated hotels before boarding a flight.

4.    For all passengers entering Rwanda, second RT-PCR test will be conducted upon arrival (at the airport) with results delivered within 24 hours during which passengers will stay in designated hotels at their own cost.

5.    For the second test, the cost will be USD 60.00 payable by either Cash upon arrival or Online during filling the online form. Rwanda ministry of health highly encourages online payment to avoid congestion at the airport and reduce contact due physical cash payment.  

SAUDI ARABIA

Date: 03 January 2021

 Please find the attached self-explanatory GACA circular, regarding lifting of suspension of all international flights and travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as of January 3, 2021 per the conditions explained in the attached circular.

Update On Preventive measures For Travelers Arriving To Saudi Arabia

Lifting Suspension Of All International Flights and Travel To Kingdom

Date: 21 November 2020

Saudi Arabia has suspended all international passenger flights for one week effective 00:00 (Midnight) Monday 21 Dec 2020 with the possibility of extending the suspension for another one week.

Date: 17 November 2020

During COVID-19 Pandemic, all Non-Saudi Nationals holding tourist Visas are not allowed to enter KSA until the date of lifting the suspension of the international flights completely.

Date: 08 November 2020

Please find the attached self-explanatory GACA regulation from Saudi Arabia in regard to permitting umrah & visiting passengers to KSA.

Date: 01 November 2020

Please find the attached self-explanatory new GACA regulation from Saudi Arabia regarding foreigners with Premium Resident Permit holders with their families to be permitted flights even with expired exit re-entry

Date: 26 October 2020

Please find the attached self-explanatory GACA regulation from Saudi Arabia in regards to filling the Mandatory Health Declaration Form.

Saudi arabia ministry of health diclaimer form english and arabic

Date: 07 October 2020

Please find the attached self-explanatory new GACA regulation from Saudi Arabia in regards to Carrying dangerous and prohibited materials in passengers luggage

GACA regulation

Date: 02 October 2020

 Instructions from GACA:

  1. All Non-Saudis must Submit a negative result (PCR)  test from a verified laboratory abroad, and it must be done no later than (72) hours before the scheduled departure to the KSA.
  2. The (PCR) test is limited to Non-Saudis only who are over the age of (8) years.

a) The different regulations of the departure country must be considered and observed in determining the appropriate age to conduct a Covid-19 (PCR) test for children.

Date: 23 September 2020

Preventive Measures for Travelers Arriving to Saudi Arabia during the Covid-19 pandemic, please refer the below indicated attachment for the detail. 

Preventive Measures for Travelers Arriving to Saudi Arabia during the Covid-19 pandemic

Date: 23 September 2020

Please find attached herewith the circular ref No. 1442/02/05 dated 22 September 2020 from GACA on suspension of flights to / from COVID-19 affected countries.

Instructions:

  • Suspending travel to and from the following countries :( India, Brazil, and Argentina) including any person who has been in any of the mentioned countries in the last (14) days prior to theirarrival to the Kingdom.

Passengers who have official government Invitations are excluded from above

Date: 16 September 2020

GACA has issued a circulars concerning procedures for departing and arriving from/to Kingdom during the suspension of International flights amid Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).

 Instructions:

  • Airlines are permitted to carry GCC citizens passengers to/from the Kingdom.
  • Airlines are permitted to carry non-Saudi passengers holding a valid visa (Exit/Entry, Residence (Iqamah), and visit) to / from the Kingdom.
  • Passengers are not allowed to board unless they  provide a negative result (PCR) test from a verified  laboratory abroad, and it must be done not later than (48)  hours before arriving to the  kingdom.
  • Passengers mentioned above, entering and exiting the Kingdom shall be in accordance with the (Covld-19) health preventions controls and measures issued by the Ministry of Health.
  • What is stated in this circular shall not violate any conditions or approved requirements related to the restrictions or ban on travel for reasons that are not related to preventing the spread of (Covid-19).
  • What is stated in this Circular does not apply to countries in which has been decided by the competent committee to take the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 in the Kingdom by suspending travel to/from those countries as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 in it.
  • This circular will be effective as of 06:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
  • The attached form from Ministry of Health must be filled on board of the flight before the arrival of the passengers at airport in JED or RUH.

Note:

Non-compliance with the instructions mentioned above will result in penalties imposed according to Article 163 of the Civil Aviation Law.

The Flight Suspension of all (international) and (domestic) flights is extended until further notice.

Date: 17 August 2020

  • Please find the attached circular related to Health Disclaimer Form that must be filled by all passengers before their arrival to Saudi Arabia.

Please find the attached circular related to Health Disclaimer Form that must be filled by all passengers before their arrival to Saudi Arabia.

  • Further to the above, please note that, Saudi Arabia airports are still closed Until further Notice” except for Saudis and their family members., 

SENEGAL-DAKAR

Date:  Effective 21 October 2020

Prerequisites for boarding passengers:

  • Mandatory negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate dating less than five (05) days from the date reporting of results delivered by a laboratory located in the State where the passenger started the journey and appearing on the list of laboratories approved by that State or by an international health organization recognized by the competent health authorities of the country of origin or departure, is required for all passengers boarding for an airport in Senegal.
  • Passenger bound for an airport in Senegal without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate will be deported.

Conditions of entry into the territory of Senegal (passengers and crews):

Passengers:

Passengers who meet the admission requirements of the immigration authorities are also subject to the following requirements:

  • He must complete a passenger location form (annex 2) before disembarking and is collected on arrival. This sheet is available online on the website (www.dakaraeroport.com).
  • From the disembarkation, the passenger must scrupulously respect the hygiene measures in force at Senegal airports.
  • Passenger must present to the airport health service personnel a COVID-19 negative test certificate, dated less than five (05) days, from the date of the test.  
  • A passenger with obvious symphonies must complete a medical form provided by the airport service personnel. It is paid for by the airport health services, in accordance with the health protocol in force.
  • Any passenger who tests positive for COVID-19 is taken care of by the airport health services, in accordance with the protocol in force.
  • Children under two (02) are exempt from the provisions of this circular.

Crews:

Crew members must scrupulously comply with sanitary measures established by their airline company.

  • They are not required to comply with the pre-test requirements unless they have symptoms of COVID- 19
  • They must complete a crew member's health card (appendix 4) and present at the Airport.

Mandatory hygiene and health arrival requirements effective 15 July 2020:     

  • COVID free certificate examined within 5 days before arrival must be presented.
  • Face Mask.
  • Medical form has to be filled.

From the below link, download the form to be filled before arrival

            FRA  http://www.capsca.org/Documentation/PHPLF-F.pdf

            ENG http://www.capsca.org/Documentation/PHPLF-E.pdf

SEYCHELLES

Date: 03 December 2020 

Every Traveler to the Seychelles must have an approved Travel Authorization (TA) to be allowed to travel to the Seychelles. This includes children, infants as well as Seychellois and foreigners. Here is the new format of travel advise (TA) which passengers are required to fill before boarding to Seychelles.

Seychelles new travel advise (TA)

Date: 13 November 2020

 Seychelles travel restriction update.

Countries from which visitors are permitted to travel to Seychelles

Changes to the current lists are effective from 16 November 2020

Category 1

Australia Israel Pakistan
Botswana Japan Qatar
Burundi Kenya Rwanda
Cambodia Latvia Saudi Arabia
China Liechtenstein Singapore
Cote d'Ivoire Malawi South Africa
Cuba Malaysia Republic of Korea
Cyprus Maldives Sri Lanka
Egypt Malta Thailand
Estonia Mauritius Vietnam
Finland Monaco Zambia
Ghana New Zealand Zimbabwe
Iceland Niger
Ireland Norway

 Category 2

Austria Switzerland
France United Arab Emirates
Germany United Kingdom
Italy

Changes to the list

  1. .  Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland have been moved to Category 2
  2. .  Canada, Denmark, Lithuania, Portugal and Sweden have been removed from

    Category 1

  3. .  Cuba, Israel, Japan, Maldives, Malta, Saudi Arabia and Zambia have been added to Category 1

Note that conditions of travel and stay for visitors from Category 1 and Category 2 countries are available at www.health.gov.sc and   www.tourism.gov.sc.  Visitors are reminded that application for Health Travel Authorization must be made at https://seychelles.govtas.com/ . The Health Travel Authorization received from this service authorizes travel to Seychelles. Authorization to enter Seychelles, and specific conditions, are determined by the relevant officers on arrival.

Date: 03 November 2020

Attached is updated list of countries permitted to enter Seychelles and condition of entry effective 19 October 2020.

 list of countries which visitors are permitted to enter Seychelles.

Seychelles visitors travel advisory

Date: 28 September 2020

Attached is updated list of countries allowed to enter Seychelles. Also read the note at the bottom where by France, UK and UAE will be allowed to enter SEZ as of 01 October 20 with strict measures that can be referred on www.health.gov.sc and www.tourism.gov.sc Also this is a reminder to all to see attached requirements to be fulfilled before boarding which may lead to denial of entry if failed to comply .

LIST OF COUNTRIES FROM WHICH VISITORS ARE PERMITTED 

CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY OF PERSONS INTO SEYCHELLES

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES – PASSENGER

Please note that the Health Travel Authorization (HTA) sheet has been updated. All travelers are required to/must fill before boarding to Seychelles. 

Date: 12 September 2020

  • Effective 15 September 2020, all travelers to the Seychelles must possess an approved Health Travel Authorization (HTA). This includes children, infants, as well as Seychellois and all foreigners.
  • The HTA is only valid together with the corresponding passport and PCR test that were submitted and accepted.
  • Check-in staff needs to check the HTA; the passport and the PCR test.

Refer the attached guidelines on how to proceed/process with the HTA.

Updated Health travel authorization guidelines.

Date: 20 August 2020

Further entry requirements/reminder for Seychelles:

  • All passengers from the updated approved countries should send their PCR test certificate to the below email address and secure a go ahead. Failure to submit will lead to boarding denial even in transit.

For passengers with Seychelles passport or resident permit - pha@health.gov.sc

For tourists from allowed countries visitors@health.gov.sc

  • Late submission is not allowed. Sending the document for approval while in transit or after reaching at ADD is not accepted.
  • If there is a flight cancellation, passengers with expired PCR test should do the test again and re-submit. 

Date: 15 August 2020

Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR certificate from an authorized laboratory dating no more than 72 hours  from the date of travel. Passengers from high risk countries are not permitted to enter the country. Refer  http://tourism.gov.sc/covid-19-guidelines/ for list of countries categorized as low, medium and high risk 

Conditions for entry of persons into Seychelles effective 01 August 2020: 

Seychelles International Airport is open for scheduled commercial passenger flights as of 01 August 2020.

Visitors to Seychelles:

1. Visitors may be permitted from approved countries. The list of approved countries is posted on the Department of Tourism and Department of Health websites (also listed down to this email), and will be revised periodically.

2. All passengers must submit to the Public Health Authority (submission form is available on Department of Tourism and Department of Health websites and should be submitted to data-sf-ec-immutable=" ">, proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is less than 72 hours prior to boarding the flight to Seychelles.

3. Passengers must present proof of negative test results when checking-in for their flight to Seychelles.

Airlines will not accept passengers for travel to Seychelles without the test result.

4. Aircraft/Airline is not to board any passengers or crew who are symptomatic of COVID-19.

5. Any passengers who arrive in Seychelles without proof of negative COVID 19 PCR test will be turned back on the same aircraft.

6. All passengers must provide proof of accommodation in an approved establishment for the entire period of stay and must show booking vouchers at Immigration on entry. (Visitors should consult the Seychelles Tourism website for the list of approved establishments and any additional advice.)

7. From the month of August, visitors are permitted to stay in not more than 2 different approved establishments in the first 7 days.

8. Return ticket is mandatory for visitors.

Seychellois Travelers and Persons holding Resident Permit

1. All Seychellois and persons holding resident permit who have spent at least 14 days in a permitted country immediately prior to travel may enter Seychelles and can stay in their own homes under passive surveillance for up to 14 days after arrival. (See also Guide for residents entering Seychelles published by the Department of Health).

2. Seychellois and persons holding resident permit currently in high risk countries may apply to enter Seychelles (application form is available on the Department of Health website and should be submitted to data-sf-ec-immutable=" "> and, if permitted to enter, will be required to undergo facility-based quarantine for a 14 day period and COVID-9 PCR tests at their cost.

3. The following additional conditions will apply:

a. All passengers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is 72 hours or less prior to boarding the flight to Seychelles.

b. Passengers must present proof of negative test results when checking-in for their flight to

Seychelles. Airlines will not accept passengers for travel to Seychelles without the test result.

c. Aircraft/Airline is not to board any passengers or crew who are symptomatic of COVID-19.

Entry by GOP Holders and dependents

1. Permission to enter by GOP Holders and dependents will first be cleared by Employment and Immigration. Conditions for their travel and entry will be similar to those of Seychellois as defined above.

2. Accommodation for the returning GOP Holder must be approved by the Public Health Authority. 

If passengers are non–Seychellois  but have GOP ( Gainful Occupational Permit ) which enables them to work in Seychelles employed are not allowed to enter as their GOP has been revoked. They will have to get approval from the ministry of employment if they insist to come back.                                            

Exception : 

  1. Passengers holding a paper that looks like a GOP but says  “ Permanent resident Permit “
  2. Passengers Holding a paper that looks like a GOP but says “ Resident Permit “
  3. Passengers holding  a paper that looks like a GOP but says “ Dependent Permit   “  ( married to a Seychellois).

SINGAPORE

January 10, 2021

 find the attached self-explanatory update for Singapore.

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, Singapore has implemented precautionary measures for all passengers. Please refer to the notices at the airport. If you are unwell, please identify yourself to the crew and ground staff upon arrival.

All passengers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens, must complete the electronic Singapore Arrival Card with Health Declaration before proceeding to the arrival immigration. Please refer to the in-flight brochures or approach the ground staff for more information.

All returning residents with travel history to the United Kingdom or the United States in the last 14 days are required to serve their 14-day Stay Home Notice at dedicated hotels. Please identify yourself to the officer at the arrival immigration counter upon arrival.

SOMALI-LAND

COVID-19 Negative test certificate not more than 4 days before travel is required

Date published:  06 Jul 2020

Somaliland entry requirement effective 06 July 2020:

  1.  All travels in Somaliland ports of entry COVID-19 Negative test certificate not more than 4 days before travel is required
  2.  The certificate should have been issued by reliable laboratory/agency,
  3.  The certificate should have issued not more than the last four days before his/her travels to Somaliland,
  4.  Every passenger should fill in the COVID-19 form in the airplane before landing.

In the case any passenger comes without coved 19 certificates:

  1.   The person will go 14 days mandatory quarantine.
  2.   The expenses of the quarantine days plus laboratory costs will be paid by the passenger.

SOMALIA – MOGADISHU (MGQ) AND GAROWE (GGR)

  • Opened effective 03 August 2020.
  • It is mandatory and is required for all passengers traveling to Somalia to have the Covid-19 certificate issued within 72 hours prior to the start of the journey

SOUTH-AFRICA

January 05, 2021

 South Africa travel restrictions effective immediately:

  1. PCR Test Requirement for State of Destination (Outbound):
    • Consistent with the requirements of the destination country.
  2. PCR Test Requirements for Passengers to South Africa (Inbound):
  • All travelers to South Africa must come with valid negative COVID-19 test certificate issued at most 72 hours before departure. This provision is mandatory and must be adhered to at all times.
  • Do not board a passenger without a valid negative PCR certificate.

     3.Wearing of Masks

  • Wearing of a mask is law. Only passengers with medical conditions, who present a valid medical certificate and children under 5 years, are exempted from wearing a mask on board the aircraft.

Date: 15 December 2020

Web-based Travel Health Questionnaire (THQ):

As of December 17, 2020, international travellers arriving at O.R Tambo International Airport and those departing from Cape Town International Airport will be expected to complete the web -based THQ. The paper-based system for COVID-19 screening will continue to be in operation at all other operational ports of entry.

The COVID SA travel system will be live from noon on 15 December 2020 to allow travellers to complete the web-based form ahead of their travel and can be accessed using this link: https://sa-covid-19-travel.info/.

Travellers arriving into South Africa are required to download the COVID Alert SA application on their mobile phones.

SOUTH KOREA

Date: 17 January 2021

 Further travel restrictions:

  1. All foreign nationals arriving in Korea via flight are required to submit the original copy of a certificate verifying their negative PCR test results for COVID-19 to the quarantine authorities at the airport.

     

    • The measure also applies to the holders of A1 (diplomatic), A2 (official), and A3(treaties) visas.
    • Infants and children under the age of 6 (as of the entry date) are exempted from submitting a test result certificate.
    • Passengers transiting in Korea without entry are not required to show their test result certificate when boarding an aircraft and they are allowed to transit in Korea without the certificate.

       

  2. All foreign crew members who board a ship after 00:00 hours on January 15, 2021 are required to submit the original copy of a certificate verifying their negative PCR certificate to the quarantine authorities at the seaport. The details are the same as stated above.

 

Date: 17 January 2021

 Further travel restrictions:

  1. All non-Korean passport holders need to submit a negative PCR certificate issued within 72 hours before departure.
  2. All passengers departing from UK and South Africa need to have PCR test that shows negative result, including Korean nationals.
  3. If they were re-entry permit holders who left Korea after 01JUN20, should have covid19 negative PCR result issued within 72hours as well.(no more COVID free certificate accepted)

     

         The PCR certificate should include below information.

         A. NAME, DOB, PSPT NO.

          B. REAL TIME PCR, NEGATIVE

          C. TEST DATE or SAMPLE DATE, ISSUE DATE

          D. OFFICIAL SEAL of the hospital or lab

     

 

Date: 12 January 2021

Further travel restrictions:

  • From 00:00 hours January 8, 2021 (arrival time in Korea), all foreign passengers have to submit a negative PCR certificate issued within 72 hours before departure (boarding time).
  • For all foreign crews entering the ports, the measure will be effective from 00:00 hours January 15, 2021 (boarding time).
  • All foreign passengers should show an original certificate in English /Korean when they board.

Date: 03 January 2021

 Due to variant COVID-19, Korean government announce new restriction regulation about PCR. Every foreign passenger not holding Passport issued by Korean government must have PCR negative result DOCUMENT. However, if Passenger departed originally from UK or South Africa, all Passengers including Passport holders issued by Korean government must have PCR negative result DOCUMENT. PCR result must be issued in 72 hours before departure. Additionally, this restriction is not applied for transfer Passengers from ICN to other stations.

This regulation will be applicable Effective 08 January 2021.

Here is the form

Date: 29 December 2020

Travel restriction issued by Korean Immigration on passengers originating from UK and South Africa.

  • All passengers departing from UK and South Africa need to have PCR test that shows negative result irrespective of their nationality.
  • The PCR test should be within 48hours before departure.
  • The above restriction does not apply to passengers who transfer at ICN.
  • Effective date is 01 JAN 2021

Date: 06 November 2020

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with the request of local customs (Quarantine authorities), JEJU AIR has announced the restrictions on JEJU AIR transfer flights from Incheon to China (Harbin/Weihai). Therefore, do not accept passengers transferring from Incheon to flights bound for China (Harbin/Weihai) on JEJU AIR.

Effective date is from 11 November 2020.

Date: 05 November 2020

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with the request of local customs (Quarantine Authorities), Incheon Airport has announced the restrictions on AIRSEOUL transfer flights from Incheon to Yantai. Therefore do not accept passengers transferring Incheon to Yantai via AIRSEOUL.

Effective date is from 05 November 2020.

Date: 04 November 2020

Shandong Airlines restrictions on the operation of transit flights from Incheon to China are announced as follows:

  1.  Route: Incheon (ICN) – Qingdao (TAO) & Yantai (YNT)
  2. Implementation Date: starting from 0:00 on November 4, 2020
Area Oversea Chinese Embassy Implementation Date  (Local time)
America United States 0:00 on November 6, 2020
CanadaNovember 7, 2020.
MexicoNovember 7, 2020
EuropeUnited  KingdomNovember 7, 2020
FranceNovember 6, 2020
GermanyNovember 6, 2020
SpainNovember 6, 2020
ItalyNovember 4, 2020
NetherlandsNovember 8, 2020
RussiaNovember 4, 2020
AfricaEgyptNovember 5, 2020
EthiopiaNovember 8, 2020
ZambiaNovember 7, 2020
AsiaIndonesia0:00 on November 8, 2020
MalaysiaNovember 8, 2020

Date: November 04, 2020

All Chinese and foreign passengers bound for China will be required to take nucleic and IgM anti-body tests within 48 hours before boarding the flight. Passengers bound for China via connecting flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in the country of departure within 48 hours before boarding, and then take both tests a second time in Korea within 48 hours before boarding the plane to China.
However, note that currently tests are not available in the transit area in Incheon International Airport. Therefore, Chinese and foreign passengers who don’t have a valid Visa can’t enter to Korea and be tested.

Date: 03 November 2020

China Southern airlines (CZ) is not accepting passengers from the below 21 countries to China effective 03 November 2020. Hence don’t accept passengers who transit via ICN to take CZ flights to China.

Restrictions Countries

Africa Ghana,  Guinea,  Ethiopia,  Tanzania,  Senegal, Cameroon,
 
Republic  of Cote  d'Ivoire, Nigeria,  Egypt
Latin America Argentina, Brazil
Asia/Middle
 
East
India, Bangladesh, Nepal,  the  Philippines, Indonesia, the
 
United  Arab Emirates,  Iran, Saudi  Arabia
Europe Russia, Serbia

Date: 30 October 2020

Do not accept passengers transiting on Air Seoul (RS) until further notice.

Date: 15 October 2020

 Below notice for REVISED suspension of Passenger to CHINA by Xiamen Airlines

 Therefore please do not accept any Passenger depart from the countries listed below to CHINA by Xiamen Airlines it will implement from 25OCT to 30NOV (Flight date)

 Notice on Suspension of Passengers Transfer from Certain Countries to China

Due to the needs of epidemic prevention and control, from October 25, 2020 to November 30, 2020(flight date), Xiamen Airlines will suspend the carriage of passengers who depart from the following 29 countries or regions(The newly added countries are marked with red letters) and transit to China via a third country. Details as follows:

 No. 1 List of related countries or regions

Argentina (AR)Bangladesh (BD)Bolivia (BO)
Brazil (BR)Chile (CL)Colombia (CO)
Democratic Republic of the Congo(CG)Ethiopia (ET)Ghana(GH)
Indonesia (ID)India (IN)Iraq (IQ)
Iran (IR)Kenya (KE)Kuwait (KW)
Kazakhstan (KZ)Myanmar (MM)Niger (NE)
Nigeria (NG)Nepal (NP)Peru (PE)
Philippines (PH)Romania (RO)Russia (RU)
Saudi Arabia (SA)Chad (TD)The Republic of Guinea (TN)
Turkey (TR)Tanzania(TZ)

These countries concerned temporarily terminate the suspension of transport: United Arab Emirates (AE), Serbia (RS), Uzbekistan (UZ), South Africa (ZA) and Zambia (ZM)

No.2 If passengers who are departing from a non-suspended country, but transiting in a suspended country, it is acceptable.

Date: 29 August 2020

Republic of Korea RT-PCR requirements:

  • Passengers traveling to the Republic of Korea, including transit passengers, do not require COVID-19 test certificate to enter the Republic of Korea, with the exception of passengers holding a crew member visa (C-3-11) who require COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 48-hours of departure.
  • Symptomatic inbound passengers will be tested upon arrival while asymptomatic inbound passengers will be subjected to 14 days mandatory self-quarantine or quarantine at a government-designated facility in accordance with the visa type, and be tested within14 days after entry.

Date: 26 July 2020

South Korea COVID-19 requirement with regard to seamen

Effective from July 24, 2020 Korean Immigration announced that seamen of all nationality traveling on duty to Korea must have COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate and valid visa.

This does not apply to the below listed 21 countries:

(Guam, New Caledonia, Palau, USA, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominican Federation, Barbados, Venezuela, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kid's Nevis, Malta, Ireland, UK, Monaco, Vatican, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Slovenia)

While checking-in seamen, if the check-in agent gets a system response code number 93 with a message 'check the quarantine requirement for Korea', the check-in agent should check if the seaman holds COVID-19 negative PCR certificate along with a valid visa.

The seaman holding both VISA and COVID-19 negative PCR certificate departing from the below listed countries could be accepted to travel to Korea only if they hold COVID-19 PCR certificate from hospitals that are designated by the Korean consulate or embassy:

**Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines, Uzbekistan, India, Indonesia should hold covid19-negative PCR certificate issued by designated hospital by Korean embassies

Date: 26 May 2020

Notice on Suspension of Re-Entry Permit Exemption and Submission of Diagnosis for Re-Entry of Long-term Stayers

  1. Suspension of Re-Entry Permit Exemption and Application for  Re-Entry Permit
  • Beginning June 1, 2020, registered aliens who are seeking re-entry into the ROK after departure are required to obtain a Re-Entry Permit in accordance with Article 30 of the Immigration Act, and leaving the Republic of Korea without a Re-Entry Permit will result in the cancellation of Alien Registration.
  • Yet, those with Diplomats (A-1), Government Officials (A-2, A-3) or Overseas Korean (F-4) status do not need to apply for a Re-Entry Permit and are allowed to re-enter the ROK as previously done.
  • Re-Entry Permit can be applied for at immigration offices across the nation including at the airports. (Since it may take time to apply for a Re-entry Permit at the airport, please visit the airport earlier than usual on the departure date, to complete the application)

      2. Submission of Diagnosis for Re-Entry of Long-term Stayers

  • Beginning June 1, 2020, registered aliens (except Diplomats (A-1), Government Officials (A-2, A-3) and Overseas Korean (F-4) status) seeking re-entry into the ROK after departure are required to undergo a medical examination related to COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to the date of departure for the ROK and carry and present a medical certificate (diagnosis) detailing the results to re-enter the ROK.

 NOTE

  • A diagnosis must be written either in Korean or English and be issued by an authorized local medical institute.
  • it must include the date of examination and the presence or absence of fever, cough, chills, headache, difficulty of breathing, muscle pain and pulmonary symptoms, and must be signed by a medical examiner.
  • It does not have to include a COVID-19 test result (Test Negative).
    (A medical certificate (diagnosis) listing a COVID-19 negative result shall also, be deemed as valid.)
  • Failure to undergo the examination or present a written diagnosis, and forging/falsifying documents or presenting false documents will result in denial of boarding and entry, and other disadvantages.
  • Yet, those with a valid ‘Isolation Exemption Certificate’ issued by a Korean embassy or consular office are exempted from the obligation to submit a written diagnosis and are allowed to re-enter the ROK as an exception.
    For detailed information, please call 1345 (Immigration Contact Center) or visit the official website (www.hikorea.go.kr)

Date: 26 May 2020

As per letter from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ethiopia dated 14 May 2020, the Government of Korea has changed some of the current quarantine measures regarding COVID-19 applied to foreign travelers entering Korea from abroad effective 14 May 2020

Beginning from 14 May 2020,   holders of  A1,  A2  or  A3 Visas are allowed after being tested for COVID-19 at the airport during daytime  (09:00-19:00) or a government designated facility during night time (19:00-09:00),  to go to their residence without having to wait in the facility for the test result (it  takes  normally 1 night and  2 days), Description: Description: Description: t)with the  following conditions.

  • After the test, they shall proceed straight to their resident from the airport or the facility by their own car or an Embassy vehicle and wait to be informed of the test result. Public places such as hotels and guesthouses are not considered appropriate to await the test result.
  • If tested negative, they will be put under "active monitoring;". All holders of Al, A2 or A3 Visas should voluntarily quarantine themselves at their residence and avoid contact with other people during the period of 14 days active monitoring active monitoring.

Kindly refer the attached letter and its enclosure for more information and your compliance.

South Sudan

January 16, 2021

 

Effective immediately:

  • All passengers must have/present a negative COVID-19 test result certificate valid for 72 hours before arrival into South Sudan.
  • The validity of the certificate is counted from the date of Sample Collection.

Exception is for South Sudanese passport holders and foreign nationals of South Sudan origin.  

N.B All the other previous restrictions remain the same.

Effective 01 June 2020:

The following entry requirement measures /guidelines shall apply to all passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic for South Sudan.

During Check-In: 

  • Social distancing,
  • Wearing of Face Mask all the time while in the Airport,
  • Wearing of Hand Gloves should be observed maintain by the passengers during check-in and
  • While in the air social distancing should be observed while taking their seats in the aircraf

During Flight:

  •  Wear Face masks, hands gloves; before, during, after flights at all time. 
  • Maintain social distancing inside the aircraft

On arrival:

  • Do screening upon arrival and maintain social distancing in the process of screening 
  • Wear masks and hands gloves 
  • On arrival go for 14 days self-quarantine on your own expense.
  • The aircraft should be sprayed immediately when the aircraft has come into a full stop
  • The cost of spraying should be taken care of by the Air operators Company Passengers should have a valid visa (visa on arrival is suspended at Juba Airport) except Nationalities of Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt and Botswana. Passengers must submit to a14 days quarantine in Juba at their own expense before resuming to work.

SUDAN

Effective 23 Dec 20 Time 0001 Passengers originating from UK, Netherlands and South Africa are not permitted to enter/transit through Sudan irrespective of nationality.

Date 24 September, 2020

Sudan entry requirements:

  1. All passengers including Sudanese nationals must possess a COVID-19 Negative PCR test certificate valid within 96 hours from the date of the certificate issuance prior to their respective arrival.
  2. Children 6 years old and under are exempted.
  3.  Any passenger arriving without the PCR test will be deported back and there will be a penalty.
  4. The health department has the right to isolate any passenger suspected with COVD 19 according to Sudan health law 2009
  5. Crews need to wear mask and gloves.
  6. Passengers need to wear mask and gloves at arrival and departure terminal.
  7. At this time there is no transit facility at Khartoum Airport.

Sultanate of Oman

Sultanate of Oman

January 11, 2021

 note below statement from CAA- Oman: “all residents who stayed outside Oman for more than 180 days is no more being able to travel back to Oman.”

 January 10, 2021

 Please find the attached release from civil aviation regulations issued by CAA regarding resumption of international passengers flight.

Date: 28 December 2020

Sultanates of Oman travel restriction update effective 29 December 2020, 12:00 AM (Oman Local Time) 

Passengers arriving to Oman:

  1. GCC citizens, residents with valid residency permits and passengers with valid visa are allowed to enter the Sultanate without prior approval.
  2. All passengers arriving in Oman are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within seventy two (72) hours prior to the scheduled time of arrival in Oman. The COVID-19 PCR test shall be a validated and certified medical test result written in Arabic or English.
  3. All passengers arriving to the Sultanate of Oman are required to have international health insurance covering the cost of treatment from Covid-19 for one month except for citizens, GCC nationals and passengers with free treatment card.
  4. Before departure to the Sultanate of Oman, passengers must complete pre-registration via https://covid19.emushrif.om/traveler/travel for the PCR test in Oman, pay the twenty five (25) OMR test fees and download Tarassud+. Airlines must not check in any passenger who did not complete this requirement.
  5. All passengers arriving to the Sultanate of Oman are subject to COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, (Tarrasud+) bracelet, quarantine for seven (7) days and COVID-19 (PCR) test on the eighth day.
  6. Aircraft crews, and children from aged 15 years and less are exempted from COVID-19 PCR test and Tarassud+ bracelet.
  7. Aircraft crews are exempted from the quarantine and subject to the precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health
  8. Diplomats working at foreign embassies accredited to the Sultanate of Oman and diplomats visiting the Sultanate are exempted from COVID-19 PCR test, Tarassud+ and the bracelet however, they are subject to seven-day quarantine.

Date: 11 December 2020

 Sultanate of Oman travel restriction effective date: 10 December 2020.

 Passengers arriving to Oman:

  1. GCC citizens, residents with valid residency permits and passengers with valid visa are allowed to enter the Sultanate without prior approval.
  2. A COVID-19 PCR test before departure to the Sultanate of Oman is not required.
  3. All passengers arriving to the Sultanate of Oman are required to have international health insurance covering the cost of treatment from Covid-19 for one month except for citizens, GCC nationals and passengers with free treatment card.
  4. Before departure to the Sultanate of Oman, passengers must complete pre-registration via https://covid19.emushrif.om/traveler/travel for the PCR test in Oman, pay the twenty five (25) OMR test fees and download Tarassud+. Airlines must not check-in any passenger who did not complete this requirement.
  5. Passengers arriving to the Sultanate of Oman for a period up to seven (7) days are subject to COVID19 PCR test on arrival.
  6. Passengers arriving to the Sultanate of Oman for a period more than seven (7) days are subject to COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, (Tarrasud+) bracelet, quarantine for seven (7) days and COVID-19 (PCR) test on the eighth day.
  7. Aircraft crews, and children from aged 15 years and less are exempted from COVID-19 PCR test and Tarassud+ bracelet.
  8. Aircraft crew are exempted from the quarantine and subject to the precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health.
  9. Diplomats working at foreign embassies accredited to the Sultanate of Oman and diplomats visiting the Sultanate are exempted from the COVID-19 requirements for passengers to and from Oman.

 Departing Passengers from Oman:

  1. Omani citizens shall have health insurance covering COVID-19 valid in the country they are travelling to.
  2. Passenger shall comply with the requirements of the country they are traveling to

Date: 06 November 2020

Sultanate of Oman travel restriction update effective 11 November 2020:

  1. All passengers arriving in Oman are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of arrival in Oman. The COVID-19 PCR test shall be a validated and certified medical test result.
  2. A  citizen  who  tests  positive  after  recovering from COVID-19 is allowed to travel to Oman, after providing proof that he has completed the prescribed quarantine period before taking the COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure for Oman.
  3. The quarantine period is amended to be (7) days from the date of arrival in Oman if the passenger has negative results of a COVID-19 PCR test conducted on arrival and another COVID-19 PCR test conducted on the 8th day if the passenger does not wish to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on the 8th day, the quarantine will continue for (14) days from the date of arrival.
  4. Children of age fifteen (15) years and below are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR tests and from the tracking wristband.
  5. Diplomats working at foreigner embassies accredited to Oman and diplomats visiting Oman are exempted from the COVID-19 requirements for passengers to and from Oman.

The other requirements issued in the previous circulars shall be implemented.

Date: 13 October 2020

International flights during the lockdown (from 11 – 24 October 2020 and 08:00Pm to 5:00Am):

  • International flights may continue operations as per their approved schedule.
  • Aircraft crews operating international flights at times impacted by the lockdown are allowed to travel between the airport and their accommodation during the lockdown. The crew member shall show his/her employee card when requested by the competent authorities.
  • Passengers of international flights are allowed to travel between the airport and their accommodation during the lockdown. They shall show their tickets when requested by the competent authorities. Passenger(s) in need of transportation are allowed to have one person to take them to/from the airport.

Domestic flights:

  • Domestic flights are not allowed during the lockdown. The aircraft operators shall adjust their flight schedule to avoid the lockdown hours.

Date: 29 September 2020

Passengers arriving to Oman:

For those Passengers holding Work permits/Employment visa and staying for more than 180 days out of Oman, the sponsor/Company have to submit NOC on their Company/Sponsor letterhead and have a copy of the Electronic Visa issued from the Sponsor/Company. However, this is not applicable for family joining visas or family holding resident cards.

Date: 25 September 2020

Effective date: 01 October 2020.

First: Flights operation:

  1. The scheduled international flights will be resumed from 01 October 2020.

Second: Passengers arriving to Oman:

  1. Only Omani citizens and residents in Oman with valid residency permits are allowed to enter the Sultanate without the need for prior approval.
  2. Non Omani citizens travelling to Oman are required to have international health insurance covering the cost of treatment for Covid-19 for a period of at least one month.
  3. Download (Tarassud+) application before arriving in Oman and complete the registration before or on arrival.
  4. All passengers arriving to Oman are subject to COVID-19 PCR test as well as the following:
    • Arrivals to Oman for a period of 1 to 7 days are subject to COVID-19 PCR test and are required to register in (Tarassud+) and pay the cost of services of OMR 25.
    • Arrivals to Oman for a period more than 7 days are subject to COVID-19 PCR test with a 14 days quarantine, (Tarrasud+) bracelet and pay the cost of services of OMR 25.
  5. Aircraft crews and children aged 15 years and less are exempted from COVID-19 PCR test.
  6. Aircraft crew are exempted from the 14 days quarantine and subject to the precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health.

SWEDEN

Starting from 4th of July and valid until 31st of August 2020
Restriction:
Passengers  arriving to Sweden  from countries  other than Austria,  Belgium, Bulgaria,  Croatia,  Cyprus,  Czechia, Denmark,  Estonia,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  Greece,  Hungary,  Iceland,  Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,  Luxembourg,  Malta, Netherlands,  Norway,  Poland,  Portugal,  Ro- mania,  Slovakia,  Slovenia,  Spain, Switzerland  and United Kingdom  are, as a general  rule, not allowed to enter.

This does not, however,  apply to nationals  of Andorra,  Austria,  Belgium,  Bulgaria, Croatia,  Cyprus, Czechia,  Denmark,  Estonia,  Finland,  France,  Germany, Greece,  Hungary,  Iceland,  Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia,  Liechtenstein,  Lithua- nia, Luxembourg,  Malta, Monaco,  Netherlands,  Norway,  Poland,  Portugal, Romania,  San Marino,  Slovakia,  Slovenia,  Spain, Sweden,  Switzerland  and the Vatican,  and their family members.

The entry restriction does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members.
The entry restrictions do not apply to passengers who reside in the following countries: 

Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zeeland, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

The passenger will need to show that s/he actually resides in one of the countries above.
This entry restrictions does not apply to passengers with a residence permit or a national (type D) visa issued for more than 3 months by 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 the Vatican,  and their family members.

An example of family ties is being someone's husband, wife, cohabiting partner or child.
The entry restriction does not apply to the following passengers:

A. Healthcare workers, researchers in health and medical care and elderly staff;
B. Frontier workers;
C. Seasonal workers in the agricultural, forestry and horticulture sectors;
D. Personnel transporting goods and other staff in the transport sector;
E. People covered by Chapter 2, Section 10 of the Aliens Act (2005:716); 
F. People who work in international organizations or are invited by such organizations and whose presence is necessary for the organization's activities, military personnel, aid workers and civil defense staff;
G. Passengers in transit;
H. People with imperative family reasons;
I.  Seafarers;
J.  People in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
K. People who travel for the purpose of studying; 
L. Highly skilled workers, if the job the passenger is to perform cannot be postponed performed remotely

 Warning:
Passports and/or passport replacing documents issued more than 10 years prior to date of travel are not accepted.
The Swedish police authority doesn't issue any kind of pre-approval.

SWITZERLAND

Date: 08 January 2021

Switzerland has revised the list of countries which will be forced to have quarantine up on arrival at Geneva - GVA.

List of countries:

  • Andorra
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Georgia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Montenegro
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Panama
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • United States of America
  • Czech 

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/das-bag/aktuell/medienmitteilungen.msg-id-81777.html

 Coronavirus: Entry ban and retroactive quarantine for persons from the UK and South Africa

 Bern, 21.12.2020 - Following the discovery of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus in the UK and South Africa, the Federal Council today decided to take steps to prevent the further spread of this new virus strain. All persons who have entered Switzerland from these two countries since 14 December must go into quarantine for 10 days. The Federal Council has also introduced a general entry ban from today for all foreign nationals seeking to enter Switzerland from the UK and South Africa. This is intended in particular to stop travel from these countries for tourism purposes.

 The Federal Council has approved amendments to COVID-19 Ordinance 3 prohibiting air travel between Switzerland and the UK and South Africa. The Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA yesterday ordered flights between Switzerland and these two countries to be suspended as of midnight on Sunday, 20 December.

A temporary derogation from the flight ban is being considered for persons resident in the UK or South Africa currently staying in Switzerland so that they may return home. That is also the case for persons resident in Switzerland currently staying in those two countries. However, it is imperative that such return journeys do not lead to infections.

The Federal Council also decided to withdraw freedom of movement privileges from persons resident in the UK until 31 December. Persons from the UK are therefore subject to a general ban on entering Switzerland. Freedom of movement privileges for British citizens were due to expire at the end of the year anyway.

The UK and South African authorities were given prior notice of the measures.

Initial indications are that the new variant of the coronavirus is significantly more transmissible than the existing strain. It is not yet clear to what extent the new strain has spread outside the UK and South Africa. No cases of the new strain have so far been identified in Switzerland.

Date: 10 October 2020

Below please find the link (German, English and French) of the list of countries and areas where arriving passengers are required to go into quarantine for 10 days.

List of countries and areas:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/de/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html#-2060676916

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/fr/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

Date: 13 September 2020 

Please find the below link to the latest information on Quarantine rules for passengers traveling to Switzerland. 

Please read the information very carefully and note that parts of France as well as Vienna are listed.   

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html#1918240392

Date: 19 August 2020

Please refer the below links for the latest information/update concerning list of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection. People arriving in Switzerland from these countries and areas are required to go into mandatory quarantine.

18.8.2020 – The Federal Council has updated the list of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection. It will enter into force on 20 August 2020 (0:00 hours).

For English

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

 Dutch 

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/de/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

French

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/fr/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

italian

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/it/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

Date: 13 August 2020

  1. Wearing of masks compulsory during flights

The Federal Council has also decided that masks will have to be worn during flights from 15 August. The wearing of masks on public transport has been compulsory since 6 July. The measure concerns all scheduled and charter flights taking off from or landing in Switzerland, regardless of airline.

  1. Diplomats exempt from quarantine

Foreign diplomats will be eligible for an exemption from the quarantine requirement if their presence in Switzerland is necessary for the proper operation of their embassies. Swiss diplomats will now also be exempt from the requirement to go into quarantine when returning from official business trips.

The Swiss authorities have updated the list of mandatory 10-day-quarantine countries (for passenger entering Switzerland from one of these countries, including returning CH travellers).

Effective date 08 August 2020. 

Passengers,  including returning CH travelers, who have been in the following countries in the past 14 days are subject to quarantine for 10 days:

Argentina, Armenia, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eswatini (Swazsiland), Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Romania, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Spain (with the exception of the Balearic and Canary Islands), South Africa, Suriname, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America (including Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands)

Please refer this link for the list of countries and further details. https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

 COVID-19-related information regarding entry into Switzerland with effect from 3 August 2020 as follows:

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
  -This does not apply to:
  - nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland; 
  - British nationals;
  - passengers arriving from Schengen Member States; 
  - passengers arriving directly from Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland   (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Thailand, Tunisia,   Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See);
  - family members of nationals of EEA Member States. They must present proof of their relationship;
  - family members of British nationals. They must present proof of their relationship;
  - residents of Liechtenstein and Switzerland;
  - residents of Schengen Member States returning directly via Switzerland to their country of residence;
  - passengers with a D visa issued by Switzerland; 
  - passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020;

passengers who represent a justified individual case of hardship; in the case of persons exempted from visa requirements, Swiss representations abroad may certify the existence of a justified individual case of hardship.

 2.  Passengers are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State.
-This does not apply to:
- nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland; 
- British nationals;
- passengers arriving directly from Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See);
- family members of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
- family members of British nationals;
- residents of EEA Member States and Switzerland; 
- passengers with a D visa issued by Switzerland; 
- passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020.

TANZANIA

Date: 15 October 2020

Applicants who fall under the Referral Visa category may also apply their Visa online. These applicants are advised to attach covering/Invitation letter from their host in Tanzania as part of their Visa application attachments. The host institution’s (or individual) covering letter must have full address and contacts including phone Numbers which are functional for correspondence purposes.

Note: Refugees who hold Vienna Convention documents (travel Documents) are also required to obtain referral visa prior to coming to Tanzania.

List of Countries which their Nationals require Referral Visa:

  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan Republic
  • Kyrgystan Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Somali land
  • Sierra Leone
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen and
  • Stateless persons or persons with refugee status.

NB:

The following countries were recently added on the Referral Countries category (W.E.F 26 September, 2018):

Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen.

NB:

Applicants whose nationals fall under this category (Referral) are not advised to book flight tickets or make payments for any reservations in Tanzania before they get approval for their Visa. Applicants of Referral Visa are advised to apply at least two months before their date of travel.

Applicants or host Institutions are required to review the List of countries (from our website) which fall under Referral Visa from time to time as there might be some changes.

Note:

Stateless persons and Refugees who hold Vienna Convention documents are also required to obtain referral visa prior to coming to Tanzania.

For more details, please visit WWW.immigration.go.tz

Date: 06 August 2020

 All travelers whether foreigners or returning residents entering or leaving the United Republic of Tanzania will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 infection. There will be no 14 days mandatory quarantine upon arrival;

  1. All travelers whether foreigners or returning residents whose countries or airlines require them to get tested for COVID-19 and turn negative, as a condition for traveling, will be required to present a certificate upon arrival. Travelers from other countries with symptoms and signs related to COVID-19 infection, will undergo enhanced screening and may be tested for RT-PCR;
  1. Crew members shall not be subjected to 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;
  2. 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,
  3. 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,
  4. All arriving/departing conveyances must provide Advance Passenger Information.
  5. Pilot/Captain in command of conveyance should prior to arrival submit to Port Health Authority the dully filled conveyance health declaration forms.
  6. All Conveyance operators should observe adherence to Infection Prevention and Control measures such as hand hygiene, wearing masks and keeping physical distancing as appropriate;
  7. Conveyances will be subjected to decontamination if deemed necessary.

THAILAND

Date: 21 October 2020

Updated Thailand entry requirements (please refer the below two attachments):

  1. Semi-commercial flight operation process
  2. Required documents for Thai and non-Thai nationals permitted to enter Thailand.

Date: 04 September 2020 

Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Thailand until 30 September 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. 

All nationalities, except Thai nationals, require a visa to enter Thailand. Tourist and transit visas are not allowed.

The following passengers are allowed to enter Thailand.

  1. Thai nationals
  2. Persons with exemption or being considered, permitted, or invited by the officials
  3. Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under international organizations, or representatives of foreign government in the Kingdom or persons other international agencies as permitted by the ministry of foreign affairs pertaining to necessity, including their spouse, parents or children.
  4. Carriers of necessary goods, subject to immediate return after completion.
  5. Crew members who are required to travel in to the kingdom on a mission, and have a specified date and time for return
  6. Non-Thai nationals who are a spouse, parents, or child of a Thai national
  7. Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of permanent residency in the Kingdom or to take up residence in the Kingdom
  8. Non-Thai nationals who have a work permit or have been granted permission by government agencies to work in the Kingdom, including their spouse or children
  9. Non-Thai nationals who have work permit or have been granted permission from government agencies to work in the Kingdom, including their spouse or children.
  10. Non-Thai 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 educational institutions under the law on private schools and of other similar private educational institutions
  11. Non-Thai nationals who are in need of medical treatment and their attendants.
  12. Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country

The following additional documents must be presented for entry:

 Persons with exemption or being considered permitted or invited:

  • Certificate of entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly health certificate
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival
  • Insurance policy covering expense on quarantine or medical care in Thailand
  • Without proper documents, boarding must be denied

Non-Thai nationals in need of medical treatment and their attendants [Not allowed to travel for COVID-19 treatment & Maximum number of attendants allowed is 3

  • Certificate of entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly health certificate
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival
  • Documents ensuring the ability to cover health and all the expenses
  • Health insurance covering COVID-19 treatment of not less than USD 100,000
  • Letter of approval on quarantine accommodation by Thai authorities
  • Letter certifying the need for treatment from the medical institute
  • Letter of approval to be hospitalized and quarantined not less than 14 days from Thai hospital
  •  For attendants who do not come with a person requiring medical treatment, he/she is also required to have a letter of approval to be hospitalized and quarantined for at least 14 days

Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under international organizations, or representatives of foreign government

  • Certificate of entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly health certificate
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival
  • Letter of certification covering health expenses, including treatment for COVID-19
  • Letter of approval on quarantine accommodation by Thai authorities

Non-Thai nationals who are a spouse, parents, or children of a Thai national

Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of permanent residency or permission to take up residence

Non-Thai nationals who have work permit or have been granted permission from government agencies to work in the Kingdom, including their spouse or children:

  • Certificate of Entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly health certificate
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival
  • Health insurance covering COVID-19 treatment of not less than USD 100,000
  • Letter of approval on quarantine accommodation by Thai authorities

Non-Thai 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 educational institutions under the law on private schools and of other similar private educational institutions:

  • Certificate of entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly health certificate
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival
  • Health insurance covering COVID-19 treatment of not less than USD 100,000
  • Letter of approval on quarantine accommodation by Thai authorities

Please check the COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center website for ASQ (alternate state quarantine) hotels for Non-Thai nationals.  http://www.hsscovid.com/

TOGO

Togo

Date: 15 October 2020

Togo travel restriction update:

  • All passengers travelling to Lomé must show documentary proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than seven (7) days prior to boarding. The document containing proof of negative test results must also be uploaded as part of completing the traveller declaration form.

    On arrival at Lomé Airport/LFW, all passengers will be subject to another mandatory COVID-19 PCR test at the terminal. They are therefore required to fill the online traveller declaration form available here and use the same platform to pay for the test before departure.

  • At boarding, airlines will verify if passengers are in possession of negative COVID-19 PCR test results and the proof of payment for testing on arrival at Lomé Airport.

    Passengers who fail to comply with the above will be refused boarding.

  • All passengers who just arrived in Togo must install the contact tracing mobile application TOGO SAFE, and keep it activated for the entire duration of their stay or for at least 30 days.
  • It is recommend that all travellers to and from Lomé take out medical or travel insurance when purchasing their ticket if they do not already have international health insurance.

Travellers departing from Lomé must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test seven (7) days before departure. 

Date 11 August 2020

Further TOGO entry requirements:

All incoming passengers:

  •  are required to have PCR test negative certificate valid for 5 days.
  • will be subject to PCR test on arrivals at their own cost.
  • are required to complete online form https://voyage.gouv.tg/.

Togo airspace will be open for international travel effective 01 August 2020 with below preconditions to accept passengers.

Procedures for passengers travelling to Lome:

  1. Fill out the Immigration and Health Declaration Form   at this link https://voyage.gouv.tg/
  2. Pay for the COVID-19 PCR test which you will take on arrival at Lome Airport/LFW. You can pay via Flooz, T-Money or major bank cards (VISA or MasterCard). An electronic receipt containing a QR Code serving as proof of payment will be sent to you by email following payment.
  3. Print out the electronic receipt which serves as a proof of payment or have the receipt ready to show on your phone. Airlines will check if you are in possession of this proof of payment at boarding. Without it, you will not be allowed to travel.
  4. On arrival at Lome Airport/LFW, you must: Take the mandatory COVID-19 PCR test. The test will be performed by the laboratory dedicated to testing inbound passengers in Lome, located in the current (new) terminal of Lome Airport/LFW.
  5. Download, install and activate the TOGO SAFE, application before leaving Lome airport for your place of residence. You must keep it activated for the duration of their stay or for at least 30 days from their arrival in Togo. The app will prompt you to specify the location where you will self-isolate until the results of your COVID-19 PCR test are released. if you refuse to install this application, you will be placed under quarantine in a state-provided containment facility—you will bear all associated charges.
    a. To make it easier to activate the TOGO SAFE application, you can get a free local SIM card on arrival. The phone number associated with the SIM card provided must be used during activation of the  Togo SAFE application.
  6. Stay home and self-isolate until you receive your COVID-19 PCR test results by SMS and email. Results may take up to 24 hours to be ready.
    a. Travelers who test positive may be placed under strict quarantine either at their place of residence, or in a containment facility set up by the Government, until they test negative. The traveler must bear all associated costs.
  7. While in Togo, remember to practice preventative measures (wearing a face mask, maintaining social distancing of 2m, washing hands regularly, etc.) and all the measures outlined by the Togolese Government to halt the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Procedures for passengers departing from Lome:

If you are a passenger departing from Lome, you must follow these steps before your departure:

  1. Fill out the Immigration and Health Declaration Form and pay the fee for the COVID-19 PCR test, which must be completed 72 hours prior to departure.  Click here Access the form online at this link
  2. Pay for the COVID-19 PCR test using either Flooz, T-Money, or major bank cards (VISA or MasterCard). An electronic receipt containing a QR Code as proof of payment is sent to you by email after payment.
  3. Print out the electronic receipt which serves as proof of payment.
  4. Go to the laboratory dedicated to testing outbound passengers, located at the former (old) terminal of Lomé Airport/LFW, and take the COVID-19 PCR test. You must carry along your identity document, flight ticket and the electronic receipt certifying payment of the COVID-19 PCR test fee. Your test results are sent to you by SMS and email within 24 hours.

Travelers who test positive may be placed under strict quarantine either at their place of residence, or in a containment facility set up by the Government, until they test negative. The traveler must bear all associated costs.

Airline companies undertake to change the tickets of passengers who test positive and their accompanying persons free of charge.

If you are permitted to travel, remember to practice preventative measures (wearing a face mask, maintaining social distancing of 2m, washing hands regularly, etc.) and all the restrictive measures set out by the destination country's government. 

TURKEY

Date: 02 January 2021

  1. Starting from 29 December 2020 21:00 UTC hours all passengers that are 6 years old and older will be required to submit a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result done within the last 72 hours prior to departure of their inbound flight to turkey. Passengers that do not show negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result will not be accepted to flight. This requirement is not applicable for transit and transfer passengers.
  2. These measures will be in force until 01 march 2021.
  3. There will be no PCR requirement and quarantine for the crew.

Date: 26 December 2020

Effective from 28.12.2020, all arriving passengers into Turkey shall hold a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test performed within the last seventy-two (72) hours before their entry.

 Date: 24 December 2020

Effective Date: From 22 December 2020 1821 until 22 January 2021 1740 EST.

  • Starting from 20 December 2020, 21:00 UTC hours all flights to/from the United Kingdom, Denmark and South Africa, regardless of aircraft seat configuration, are suspended from/to any Turkish aerodromes with the following conditions:
  • Restricted countries operators will be able to only operate ferry flights for the purpose of carrying their citizens from Turkey unless they are exceptionally authorized to transport Turkish citizens and residents of turkey on their flights to turkey.
  • Turkish operators will be able to transport to turkey only Turkish citizens, foreigners with residence permit and state officials and diplomatic personnel.
  • Repatriation flights will be exempted and all incoming passengers will be subjected to PCR testing upon arrival.
  • Passengers who visited these 3 countries will be subjected to PCR test upon arrival to Turkey. They are required to stay under quarantine for 7 days starting from the date they left these countries. On day 7, they will be subjected to PCR test, if test result is negative, quarantine will be ended.
  • General aviation and business flights may be allowed after coordination with Turkish ministry of health.
  • Ambulance, humanitarian and all-cargo flights are exempted from these restrictions.
  • There will be no PCR requirement and quarantine for the crew.

Date: November 19, 2020

 Due to COVID-19 pandemics, the Turkish authorities do not allow hand bags to be taken in to the cabin by passengers both ways.

 Cabin baggage to be accepted on the aircraft:

  • Women's handbag, men's briefcase, laptop and baby handbag, souvenirs from airport commercial areas, items brought with the passenger (musical instrument, camera, prompter, etc.), diplomatic courier bags, jewelry and gold samples, and Hand luggage that can fit under the seat in front of the seat should be considered as cabin baggage.
  • In addition, shoulders and backpacks in women's handbag sizes are also accepted with passengers.

 Date: June 11, 2020

Starting from June 11 2020 20.59 UTC hours all flights, regardless of the seat configuration, will be allowed from/to any Turkish aerodromes with the following conditions:

  • All passengers have to wear masks during any time at the airport and onboard.
  • All arriving passengers will be asked to fill the passenger locator forms during the flight.
  • All arriving passengers will be examined and will be tested if they have any symptoms
  • Passengers wıth posıtıve test result wıll be treated. 

    Validity: until 31-12-2020.

Uganda

Date: 15 December 2020

Uganda exit/entry requirement related with COVID-19.  

ARRIVING PASSENGERS

All international arrivals will be required to meet the following guidelines on arrival at Entebbe International Airport;

  • All travelers must present a negative COVID – 19 certificates taken within a period of 120 hours prior to departure into the country. Please note that the 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing.
  • Airline(s) shall not board any passenger coming to Uganda without a negative COVID-19   PCR test. An arriving passenger without the negative COVID-19 PCR test shall be denied entry

DEPARTING PASSENGERS

All passengers will be required to meet the following guidelines prior to departure;

  • Present authentic and valid COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test certificate issued within 120 hours before travel.
  • In special circumstances where passengers are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate in the country of destination, such passengers should  ensure that they have clearance from the destination country so as to be allowed to board.

Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before scheduled flights

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

 12 January, 2021

Dubai Travel Protocol Update

 Dear Partners,

 Kindly be advised that effective from 16th January 2021 the following conditions must be met for all flights to/from DXB or DWC.  Changes are highlighted for ease of reference.

 Arriving at DXB/DWC from one of the below Countries: 

Middle East & Africa
AngolaGuineaKenyaSomalilandTunisia
DjiboutiIranLebanonSouth AfricaUganda
EgyptIraqMoroccoSouth SudanZambia
EritreaIsraelNigeriaSudanZimbabwe
EthiopiaIvory CoastRwandaSyria
GhanaJordanSenegalTanzania
Europe
CroatiaGeorgiaMoldovaRussia
CyprusHungaryMontenegroSlovakia
Czech RepublicMaltaRomaniaUkraine
Asia
AfghanistanIndiaNepalTajikistanVietnam
BangladeshIndonesiaPakistanTurkmenistan
CambodiaMyanmarPhilippineUzbekistan
South America
ArgentinaChile

 UAE residents arriving at DXB/DWC from above stated countries

All passengers must take two COVID‑19 PCR tests: one before departure with a validity of 96 hours from the date of the test, and a second test upon arrival in Dubai.

Tourists arriving at DXB/DWC from above stated countries

All passengers must take two COVID‑19 PCR tests: one before departure with a validity of 96 hours from the date of the test, and a second test upon arrival in Dubai.

 UAE National from all countries arriving to DXB/DWC

All UAE Nationals are Not required to conduct PCR test before arriving at DXB/DWC , PCR Test on arrival only.

 Transit passengers from all countries arriving at DXB/DWC

All transiting passengers are not required to present a COVID 19 PCR test certificate unless it is mandated by their final destination.

 The below COVID-19 PCR test requirements for countries excluded from the above list

 Passengers arriving at DXB/DWC from all GCC Countries

All customers arriving (originating) from GCC countries have the following 2 options available prior to arriving into Dubai;

  1. Customers can arrive with a Negative COVID-19 test result and will be allowed entry into Dubai without a test on arrival being necessary.
  2. Customers can arrive without a Negative COVID-19 test result but will be required to conduct a PCR test on arrival. 

UAE residents arriving at DXB/DWC from countries  ( Excluded from the list )

All passengers have the option to present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of the test before departure or take the COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.

 Tourists arriving at DXB/DWC from countries  ( Excluded from the list )

All passengers must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of the test before departure.  This includes those arriving from UK and Germany.  

  • For passengers choosing to conduct a PCR test prior to departure of their inbound flight they must print Negative COVID19 Certificate in English or Arabic languages only (No Handwritten Reports).  PCR test conducted no more than 96 hours before departure of flight inbound to DXB/DWC. Children under 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from PCR.
  • GDRFA approval for Dubai Issued residence visa on

https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx  Or

ICA eligibility registration for other emirates issued visas on

https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/residents-entry-confirmation

  •  Tourists with valid visa or visa on arrival are not required to get any approvals from GDRFA or ICA

 Departing from DXB to all countries

  • All passengers are required to follow final destination requirements.

 Download the COVID 19 DXB Smart App before arriving at DXB/DWC.

 Date: 9 December 2020 

Dubai Travel Protocol Update

REVISED UPDATE– 06/12/2020

Kindly be advised that effective from 06th December 2020 the following conditions must be met for all flights to/from DXB or DWC: 

Arriving at DXB/DWC from one of the below Countries:

Middle East & Africa
Angola Guinea Kenya South Sudan Zambia
Djibouti Iran Lebanon Sudan Zimbabwe
Egypt Iraq Morocco Syria
Eritrea Israel Rwanda Tanzania
Ethiopia Ivory Coast Senegal Tunisia
Ghana Jordan Somaliland Uganda
Europe
Croatia Georgia Moldova Russia
Cyprus Hungary Montenegro Slovakia
Czech Republic Malta Romania Ukraine
Asia
Pakistan India Vietnam Tajikistan
Bangladesh Philippine Afghanistan Cambodia
Nepal Uzbekistan Myanmar Turkmenistan
South America
Argentina Chile

UAE residents arriving at DXB/DWC from above stated countries

All passengers must take two COVID‑19 PCR tests: one before departure with a validity of 96 hours from the date of the test, and a second test upon arrival in Dubai. 

Tourists arriving at DXB/DWC from above stated countries

All passengers must take two COVID‑19 PCR tests: one before departure with a validity of 96 hours from the date of the test, and a second test upon arrival in Dubai. 

UAE National from all countries arriving to DXB/DWC

All UAE Nationals are Not required to conduct PCR test before arriving at DXB/DWC , PCR Test on arrival only.

Transit passengers arriving at DXB/DWC from above stated countries

All transiting passengers must have a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of test, as well as to follow any requirements for their final destination 

The below COVID-19 PCR test requirements for countries excluded from the above list

Passengers arriving at DXB/DWC from all GCC Countries

All passengers arriving from GCC Countries are Not required to conduct PCR test before arriving at DXB/DWC, PCR Test on arrival only.

UAE residents arriving at DXB/DWC from countries  ( Excluded from the list )

All passengers have the option to present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of the test before departure or take the COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai. 

Tourists arriving at DXB/DWC from countries  ( Excluded from the list )

All passengers must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of the test before departure ‑ except for passengers coming from the UK and Germany who have the option to take a COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai. 

UAE National from all countries arriving to DXB/DWC

All UAE Nationals are Not required to conduct PCR test before arriving at DXB/DWC , PCR Test on arrival only

Transit passengers arriving at DXB/DWC from countries ( Excluded from the list )

All transiting passengers are not required to present a COVID‑19 PCR test certificate unless it is mandated by your final destination 

Download the COVID 19 DXB Smart App before arriving at DXB/DWC, attached instructions in Arabic and English.

Date: November 16, 2020

Passengers with RT-PCR Negative certificate from International Clinical Laboratories (ICL ) shall not be accepted to DXB flights effective from the evening of 16th of November 2020 until further notice.

UK

Passengers with British and Irish citizen and foreign nationals with residence rights will still be allowed to travel, though they will subject to the usual 10-day quarantine period.

Ministers have taken the urgent decision to implement a travel ban covering passengers from the following countries, effective 4am (Friday 15th January): 

 ·         Argentina 

·         Brazil 

·         Bolivia 

·         Chile 

·         Cape Verde

·         Colombia 

·         Ecuador 

·         French Guiana 

·         Guyana 

·         Paraguay 

·         Panama 

·         Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) 

·         Peru 

·         Suriname 

·         Uruguay 

·         Venezuela 

 There will also be a flight ban on any of these countries with direct flights to England. This excludes cargo and freight without passengers. British and Irish Nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights in the UK will be able to enter the UK but are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival along with their household.

 International Travel Regulations

 The International Travel Regulations are being updated today to introduce the Pre-Departure Testing and associated penalties, and to also revise PLF penalties for passengers and introduce a new penalty to carriers.

 We STILL do not have either the Regulations or the Carrier Guidance!

 1.    Pre-Departure Testing to UK - Penalties will be set as £500 for passenger non-compliance and a CAA regulated £2,000 carrier penalty for each passenger carried into England without a test certificate.
Penalties for test certificates will be enforced from Monday 18 January.

2.    Passenger Locator From (PLF)– Increased to £500 for passenger non-compliance, and a new CAA regulated £2,000 carrier penalty for each passenger carried into England without a PLF.
Penalties for PLF will be enforced from Monday 01 February.

The penalties can be layered so a carrier delivering a passenger without a PLF and a test certificate could incur a £4,000 combined penalty.

January 11, 2021

The decision to require the COVID negative test before flying to the UK is being suspended until further notice.

January 09, 2021

Please see below links to changes on UK entry requirements.

Added banned list of countries for entry to the UK:

Entry into England will be banned to those who have travelled from or through any southern African country in the last 10 days, including Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique and Angola – as well as Seychelles and Mauritius. This does not include British and Irish Nationals, longer-term visa holders and permanent residents, who will be able to enter but are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival along with their household. To be clear, longer-term visa relates to anything that is not a visit visa.

The move, in addition to the travel ban imposed on South Africa on 23 December 2020, follows new data on the steep rise in incidence of the new variant that has vastly increased the risk of community transmission between 9 other southern African countries as well as the Seychelles and Mauritius, which both have strong travel links with South Africa.

The government has therefore also removed Botswana, Seychelles and Mauritius from the travel corridor list, with the changes coming into place from 4am on Saturday 9 January 2021.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/travel-restrictions-update-south-africa-ban-extended-israel-and-jerusalem-removed-from-travel-corridors-list

Mandatory COVID-19 testing to enter UK from Monday 11 January 2021:

All international arrivals to England, including UK nationals, will be required to present a negative COVID19 test result taken up to 72 hours prior to departure. Children under the age of 11 will be exempt from testing.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mandatory-covid-19-testing-introduced-to-bolster-border-measures 

Date: 08 January 2021.

Please see below new restrictions coming into effect in England from 0400Z 09 January 2021

  1. Passengers/Crew who have been in or transited through the following countries, will no longer be permitted to enter the UK until further notice
    1. Angola
    2. Botswana
    3. Eswatini
    4. Lesotho
    5. Malawi
    6. Mozambique
    7. Namibia
    8. Zambia
    9. Zimbabwe
    10. South Africa
  2. The only exception to the above are the below categories of passengers
    1. British Passport holders
    2. Irish Passport holders
    3. Permanent Residents of the United Kingdom
    4. Long Term visa holders
  3. In addition to the above, the below countries are now removed from the Travel Corridor list with the UK
    1. Israel (and Jerusalem)
    2. Seychelles
    3. Mauritius
  4. Passengers from all countries listed above in sections 1 and 2 are required to isolate at home for 10 days and their entire household must quarantine for 10 days with them.
  5. Crew are required to stay in their hotel rooms on arrival into the UK and should not leave the hotel unless for urgent medical reasons, they will not be permitted to meet anyone during their stay outside of their fellow crew members
  6. All passengers flying to the UK from Monday January 11th are going to be required to hold a negative COVID certificate issued less than 72 hours to departure time from their origin.

January 01, 2021

 From 9am Thursday 24 December 2020, visitors arriving into England who have been in or transited through South Africa in the previous 10 days will not be permitted entry and direct flights will be banned. This excludes cargo and freight without passengers.

This does not include British and Irish Nationals, and permanent resident visa holders, who will be able to enter but are required to self-isolate for 10 days along with their household.

Date: December 31, 2020

Travel Eligibility to the UK for EU/EEA and Swiss Nationals and their families from 23:00 hours on 31 December 2020.

Date: December 08, 2020

Effective (09DEC20) the UK Border Agency has announced that anyone found at the border without a completed passenger locator form will be given an on-the-spot fine of GBP100 payable before they enter the country.  Anyone who is not a resident or citizen and has not completed the form may be deported at the airlines expense.

 Due to this, all passengers need to complete and show proof of this form at origin before being accepted for travel to the UK, the link to the form is below:

 https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

 Attached is a new information pack recently released by the UK Border Agency and it contains links to posters and artwork to assist in getting the message out to all travellers to the UK

PLF Comms Partner Pack -- November 2020

Date: 30 October 2020

Transfer baggage is no longer permitted at Manchester airport (MAN) until further notice due to COVID-19.  Passengers can be through checked and given onward boarding passes but all baggage must be tagged up to MAN only for collection and re-check.

Date: 14 October 2020

Important changes to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Public Health Information for Passengers Travelling to England) Regulations 2020:

Information must be provided to passengers at 4 stages: Currently operators are required to provide information at (please refer the below websites for the detail):

  1. booking,
  2. check-in, and
  3. On-board.
  4. Information must now also be provided between 24 and 48 hours before departure;

If the method used to communicate at the 24-48 hour stage is SMS or app push notification, discretion is given to allow for a shorter message, and;

Guidance on formatting, use of hyperlinks and use of the UK government logo is set out on https://www.gov.uk
 
The new regulations will come into force on 30 October. Operators may begin to comply with the new requirements before then. Operators must keep records of compliance with the new requirements from 30 October. Penalties for non-compliance apply.

Similar requirements are being introduced in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The amended regulations are available at: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1090
Guidance is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-requirements-to-provide-public-health-information-to-passengers-travelling-to-england .
 
Please contact CM.AviationPolicy1@dft.gov.uk for any enquiries. 

Date: 08 June 2020

UK Travel restriction updates effective 08 June 2020.

  1. All arrivals from outside of the UK will need to complete an online form before travel on the following website within 48hrs of arrival 
    https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk and a copy of this must be printed and presented or be shown on a digital device
  2. Anyone arriving without the above-completed form could be fined GBP100.
  3. Anyone arriving without a suitable location for quarantine will be placed into a quarantine facility found by the government, this will be at their own expense
  4. Any crew member that is going through the border point will need to complete the online quarantine disclosure form; they will not be expected to quarantine.  For those crew that are on a turnaround and are not going through the border, they will not have to complete a form.  https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk .  The crew are also liable to GBP100 fine if this form is not completed online before they arrive in the UK.

USA

Date: 16 January 2021

 Please refer the below links for the CDC Order and Attestation that require a negative COVID test for all arriving inbound passengers. The order will go in to effect on January 26, 2021.

Order: Federal Register Notice: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Result or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Airline Passengers Arriving into the United States | Quarantine | CDC

FAQs: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States | CDC

Date: 03 January 2021

As per the below, there is suspension on visa processing and entry to the US including DV card and  work visa holders till March 31, 2021.  It is, therefore, necessary to note the suspension of entry. We can accept normal B1/B2 visa, green card and citizens. 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/extension-of-presidential-proclamations-10014-and-10052.html

1. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA. 
This does not apply to:

  • Nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
  • spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
  • Parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
  • The unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
  • The child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
  • Passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
  • Passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
  • Passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
  • B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.

2. Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in bullet number 1 in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Honolulu (HNL), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD)

3. Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.

4. Passports issued to nationals of Belarus which have expired between 30 April 2020 and 31 July 2020, are considered valid with an extension of 3 months.

VIET NAM  - published 14.03.2020

  1.  Passengers who have been in or transited through China (People's Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Viet Nam. This does not apply to passengers who travel for diplomatic or official purpose. This does not apply to nationals of Viet Nam. This does not apply to passengers who reside in Viet Nam.
  2.  All passengers must fill out a quarantine form prior to arrival.
  3.  Passengers who travel for diplomatic or official purpose will undergo a medical examination at the border before allowed to enter Viet Nam.
  4.  Passengers who have been or transited through Korea (Rep.) will be quarantined.
  5.  Passengers who have been or transited through Iran or Italy in the past 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days.
  6.  Nationals of Italy and Korea (Rep.) with a normal passport are no longer visa-exempt.
  7.  Nationals of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden and passengers with a British passport are no longer visa-exempt.
  8.  Passengers with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt if they reside in China (People's Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Norway, Spain, Sweden or United Kingdom.

Effective 12:00 pm Viet Nam local time, 15 March 2020:

  1. All visa on arrivals are suspended.
  2. Passengers who have been in or transited through the United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Viet Nam. This does not apply to passengers who travel for diplomatic or official purposes.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Viet Nam.
  • This does not apply to passengers who reside in Viet Nam.

If any new travel restrictions will be imposed, we will ensure that Timatic is updated accordingly. We are monitoring this outbreak very closely and we will keep you posted on the developments.

ZAMBIA

Date: 06 January 2021

Children 12 years old and younger are exempted from the PCR test requirement.

Date:19 December 2020

Zambia entry requirement/measures

  1. Visas

It should be noted that these guidelines do not negate, in any way, from the current Visa regime.

A. Business travelers coming for confirmed businesses

  • Business travelers coming for confirmed businesses in to the country with a negative SARS CoV2 PCR test, conducted within the previous 7 days, are free to conduct their Business as planned.
  • Business travelers coming in to the country without evidence of a negative SARS CoV2 PCR test conducted within the previous 7 days will not be allowed into the country.

B. Tourists

  • Tourists and any person visiting friends/or relatives in Zambia coming into the country, other than a business visitor with a negative SARS CoV2 PCR test, conducted within the previous 7 days, are free to visit as planned.
  • Tourists and any person visiting friends/or relatives in Zambia coming into the country, without evidence of a negative SARS CoV2 PCR test conducted within the previous 7 days, will not be allowed into the country.

C. Students

  • Students both new and returning, where it is proved that the educational institutions is operating, are allowed to return to Zambia on condition that they produce a negative SARS CoV2 PCR test conducted within the previous 7 days.

D. Returning citizens and residents without symptoms

  • All Zambian nationals and returning residents who do not have symptoms will observe mandatory 14 day quarantine at home. This also covers those holding certificate of status as established residents, investors, employment and spouse permit holders.

2. Arrival procedure at the Airports

          a. Travelers health questionnaires should be pre-filled by passengers before disembarkation and to be submitted to health staff at the airport.

          b. symptomatic travelers with body temperatures equal to or above 38°C will be tested for SARS CoV-2 at the Airport.

          c. Travelers who test positive will be managed according to the national case management guidelines.

ZIMBABWE

Date: 16 October 2020

Passengers coming to Zimbabwe (HRE & VFA) can get PCR test on arrival if they don’t have it on departure.

Date: 05 October 2020

Entry Requirement for Zimbabwe: 

  • Zimbabwe Airports are open to international flights effective 01 october20,  Visitors or Tourists are allowed entry .

Date: 19 September 2020

As per the attached NOTAM and Public Health SI 16 procedures , with effect from 01 October 2020, Zimbabwe Airports are open to international flights. All operations are to abide by the COVID-19 guidelines.

  1. Departing passengers from Zimbabwe:

    No passenger may board an aircraft unless he or she exhibits a PCR COVID-19- free certificate issued within 72 hours of boarding.”

  2. Arriving passengers to Zimbabwe:

  1. Exhibiting a COVID-19-free certificate issued not earlier than the previous 48 hours shall be permitted immediately to proceed to self-quarantine at home;
  2. Not exhibiting the certificate referred to in subparagraph A, shall be ordered to be detained at a holding facility until they can be tested for COVID-19, and upon being tested shall be discharged immediately for self-quarantine at home if found to be negative or, if found to be positive, shall be ordered to be detained at a place of isolation for a period of fourteen (14) days;
  3. Presenting with symptoms of COVID-19, whether or not they exhibit the certificate referred to in subparagraph A, shall be ordered to be detained at a holding facility until they can be tested for COVID-19, and upon being tested shall be discharged immediately for self-quarantine at home if found to be negative or, if found to be positive, shall be ordered to be detained at a place of isolation for a period of fourteen (14) days.
  4. Also take note on below statement issued by immigration.

Please be advised that statutory instrument 216 of 2020 with effect from 01 October 2020 has amended principal consolidated regulations 77 of 2020 on international travel specifically section 8. Visa regime categorization which subsisted pre COVID-19 lockdown period is operationalized. Air carriers who are found to be in willful default of the said categorization will be dealt with in terms of section 38A of the Immigration Act 4:02. Since this pandemic is still with us, we are all encouraged to continue to monitor updates on health protocols relating to COVID -19 which pronouncement would be made by the government from time to time. Such pronouncement could have a direct impact on the continued implementation of visa regimes.

This will be in effect from 01 October 2020,  but until then, we are still following the current procedures.

Destination PCR test Requirements
Angola
  • All passengers travelling to / from Angola must present a copy of negative RT-PCR SARS-COV-2 test with sample collected no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The test result is required for all passengers, including children’s and infants.
Argentina
  • All passengers (except crew) must have a valid PCR test issued at most 72 hours before departure. Children under 6 years are exempted of PCR test.  
Austria 
Bahrain
  • All arriving passengers at Bahrain International Airport shall undergo a mandatory testing for COVID-19 on site at the airport and shall self- isolate for 10 days. This does not apply to Transfer passengers. 
  • Arriving passengers shall test for COVID -19 upon arrival and at the end of the quarantine period.
Belgium
  • Effective 25 December 2020, passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure.
  • The certificate must be in Dutch, English, France or Germany.
  • This does not apply to residence of Belgium and passengers younger than 12 years old.
Botswana
  • Present a Negative COVID-19 PCR test done within 72 Hours upon arrival. 
  • Children aged under five (5) years are upon arrival exempted from the 72-hour Negative COVID-19 PCR test result requirement but should undergo screening for COVID-19 symptoms.
Brazil
  • Effective 29 December, 2020, all Foreign and Brazilian Passengers must present to the Airline a document providing laboratory tests (RT-PCR), for screening for infection by SARS-CoV-2, with a negative / non-reactive result, performed 72 hours prior to departure.
Burkina Faso
  • All incoming passengers are required to have RT-PCR test negative certificate valid for 5 days including travel time.
Burundi
  • All Passengers entering or leaving Burundian territory must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test carried out before 72 hours of boarding.
Cameroon
  • It is mandatory that each passenger boarding a flight to Cameroon have a negative covid19 test result PCR dated less than 3 days (at arrival) counting from the date the sample taken. Do not accept passenger without negative covid-19 test result PCR certificate dated less than 3 days (at arrival) counting from the date the sample taken.
Canada
  • Effective January 7, 2021, all passengers five years of age or older (Canadian and foreign) will be required to have a PCR negative COVID-19 test (antigen not accepted) done within 72 hours prior to boarding a flight to Canada.
Chad
  • Effective immediately all incoming passengers must have COVID-19 PCR negative certificate issued within 72 hours starting from the time they gave samples.
China

         Effective Date: 08 November 2020

  1.  Test Requirements
  •  Passengers going to China via direct flights must take both nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests within 48 hours before boarding. The tests must be taken at a medical institution designated or recognized by the Chinese Embassy and then apply at the Chinese Embassy for a Green Health Code with the “HS” mark for Chinese passengers or a certified Health Declaration Form for foreign passengers with certificates of negative results of both tests.
  1. Transit Passenger
  • Passengers going to China via connecting flights must take both nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in Addis Ababa within 48 hours before boarding their flight to the transit country and then take both tests again in the transit  country within 48 hours before boarding  the plane to China. Passengers must apply at the Chinese Embassy/Consulates in BOTH countries for Green Health Codes with the "HS" mark or certified Health Declaration Forms with certificates of negative results of both tests.Transit passengers must take both nucleic acid and IgM anti–body tests within 48 hours before boarding their plane to Addis Ababa in their origin destination and then take these two tests again in Addis Ababa within 48 hours before boarding the plane to China.

Starting from 24 August 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers departing from or transferring via Addis Ababa on China-bound flights are required to take nucleic acid tests and hold COVID-19 negative certificates.

The specific requests are as follows: 

  • All Chinese and foreign passengers who are to fly to China are required to take nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 within 5 days before boarding. Only those who are tested negative will be allowed to board. The Ethiopian Airlines will check the COVID-19 certificates. Passengers who do not have the negative certificates should not be allowed on board. 
  • As the International Clinical Laboratories (ICL) is the only institute currently authorized by the Ethiopia government to do the testing for the public, ICL will do the testing for passengers bound for China flying Ethiopian Airlines. The Ethiopian Airlines is kindly requested to communicate with the ICL so that the latter will make arrangements for testing the passengers accordingly. The Embassy is ready to discuss with the Ethiopian Airlines to add more institutes to do the testing for passengers in the coming weeks.
  • For the Chinese and foreign passengers who transit via Ethiopia to China, given that there is no nucleic acid test service in the transit area of Bole International Airport for the time being, the passengers are requested to complete the nucleic acid test in the country where the travel starts and produce their negative test certificates when connecting flights at Bole Airport

Starting from 25 September 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers departing from or transiting via Addis Ababa on China-bound flights are required to take the nucleic acid tests within 3 days (the date of the test certificate) and to produce the COVID-19 negative certificate before boarding.

Comoros 
  • Passengers are required to present the negative COVID-19 PCR test result carried out at least 72 hours before departure.
Congo BZV/PNR 
  • passengers with negative results in the COVID-19 RT-PCR test, dating less than 5 days, will be taken on arrival at the designated site for sample collection and immediately released for the fortnight at home.
  • Passengers with serological or rapid tests and those presenting no proof of test will be accommodated in a hotel intended for quarantine and then collected within 48 hours. 
  • Passengers in quarantine, whose results prove negative, are released for the continuation of quarantine at home. Those with positive results are transferred to one of the COVID-19 case management sites.
COTE D'IVOIRE
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, which must be taken at most 7 days before arrival starting from the date of the sample collection.
  • Children younger than 11 years are exempted from this requirement.
Djibouti
  • Passenger must have a negative RT- PCR test COVID-19 certificate. The Test result shall not exceed 72 hours from departure.
DRC
  • Passengers must hold COVID-19 negative test result issued within 07days before arrival
 Egypt
  • All passengers including Egyptian nationality at all Egyptian Airports are required to obtain a COVID-19 negative certificate (PCR test) not later than 72 hours prior to the arrival in to Egypt effective 01 September 2020.
  • Exception:  children under the age of 6 years
Equatorial Guinea
  • Passengers who hold a PCR COVID-19 negative certificate latest 48 hours or 72 hours from the point  of departure station are allowed to board.
  • A negative COVID-19 test result is mandatory for crews with layover in SSG.
  • The time count starts from the date from the sample is taken.
Ethiopia
  • All passengers traveling to Ethiopia MUST present a negative RT PCR test certificate for COVID-19 before boarding a flight. The certificate validity shouldn’t exceed 120 hours on arrival from the date sample is given.
  • Children less than or equal to 10 years of age are exempted from the RT PCR test certificate requirement.
  • There shall be no COVID-19 test to be done on arrival at Addis Ababa. 
  • A Rapid diagnostic test (RDT antibody test) will not be accepted for this purpose.
  • The above requirement does not apply to transit passengers.
  • All Diplomatic and Service (including United Nations and African Union) passport holders, including their immediate families, are advised but not required to have a certificate of negative PCR-COVID-19 test before arrival to Ethiopia. However, anyone (diplomatic and service passport holder including their immediate families) who come to Ethiopia without negative PCR COVID-19 test result, is required to stay in quarantine for fourteen (14) days at home.
Gabon
  • Negative PCR test with 5 days before the date of embarkation/disembarkation.
Germany - FRA
  • Passengers entering from a risk area are obliged to present a medical certificate confirming that there is no evidence of infection with the SARS Cov-2 virus.
  • If passengers cannot provide proof, they are subject to take the test on arrival.  
  • All passengers who entered Germany from 22 December 2020 on and have been to the UK, Northern Ireland and in the Republic of South Africa within the last 10 days are obliged to have a negative COVID test (< 48 hours before entry or at the time of entry into Germany).
Ghana
  • COVID-19 negative PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin. The test should be done not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time from the country of origin. For passengers who transit through other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point.
  • For passengers who depart Ghana and return within one (1) week, the passengers will not be required to present a COVID-19 test result from the country of departure. A negative COVID-19 test from Ghana used on departure will serve as evidence of meeting the COVID-19 test criteria for arriving in Ghana.
Greece
  • All individuals entering the country are obliged to display a negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19, performed by taking an oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal smear, conducted up to 72 hours before arrival in Greece. Passengers must have a certificate in English.
Guinea Conakry 
  • Travelers must present a RT-PCR test negativit certificate with a validity of less than five (5) days
Hong Kong
  • Passengers who were in below countries for the past 14 days are required to produce additional Certificate from lab with passenger's ID and verify passengers tested negative within 72 hours before STD showing negative from COVID-19. 
    Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, South Africa, United States of America , Kazakhstan

            Shipping company/agent is required to comply with the following conditions:

  •   Crew arriving Hong Kong at the Hong Kong International Airport to sign-on goods passenger vessels must have a negative results of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test at his/her last place of embarkation within 48 hours prior to his/her time of departure from the place of embarkation. ;
  • The shipping company / agent shall declare on the guarantee letter to be submitted to the Immigration Department that the crew member(s) concerned has/have been tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid with 48 hours prior to his/her of departure from the place of embarkation. ;
  • The crew is required to present the test report and guarantee letter to staff of Department of Health when he/she enters Hong Kong  And
  • Crew members who do not possess negative test results will be denied entry , and the shipping company/agent concerned are required to arrange these crew members to fly back to their originating country(ies) forthwith.
Indonesia
  • All foreigners traveling to Indonesia are now required to hold COVID19 negative certificate issued within 48 hours before departure .
  • Indonesian citizens originating /transiting England are required to bring COVID 19 negative report issued within 48 hours before departure . 
Japan
    • All passengers should hold negative RT-PCR test result certificate issued within 72 hours before departure.
    • Japanese citizens are exempted from Negative RT- PCR test requirement

             Effective 00:00 am (JST) on January 13, 2021

    • All Japanese nationals and foreign national, who enter, re-enter or return to Japan after 00:00 am (JST) on January 13, 2021, are required to submit certificate of negative test result conducted 72 hours before departure.
    • All Japanese nationals and foreign national, who enter, re-enter or return to Japan after 00:00 am (JST) on January 13, 2021, are required to submit certificate of negative test result conducted within72 hours before departure.

     

    Kenya
    • If 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 and are from approved states shall be exempt from quarantine.
    Kuwait
    • All passengers coming to the state of Kuwait from any country, either they are Kuwaiti or non-Kuwaiti, are required to provide (PCR) test approved certificate, providing a negative result and not being affected with (COVID-19) virus, such certificate validity should not exceed 96  hours between the test date and arriving date to the state of Kuwait. 
    • Passengers arriving to the state of Kuwait under the age of 6 years are exempted from performing the (PCR) test.
    Lebanon
    • All Passengers arriving to Lebanon, except children under 12 years old, must perform PCR test in a Lab. certified by the countries Local authorities latest 96 hours between the test result and the date of arrival to Lebanon and to show the test result at check-in counters. 
    Madagascar
    • All arriving and transit passengers must present the negative COVID-19 PCR test result carried out at least 72 hours before boarding.
    Malawi
    • All arriving passengers into the Republic of Malawi shall be required to produce a negative SARS Cov-2 PCR test certificate obtained within 10days prior to arrival in Malawi. Any passenger without the said certificate will be denied entry. All arriving passengers will be required to proceed on self-quarantine for 14 days during which time they will be followed up by Health Authorities. All travellers originating from Malawi shall also be required to hold a negative SARS Cov-2 PCR test certificate conforming to the prescription of the Authorities at their intended destinations. 
    • Arriving passengers may be required to provide samples for Covid-19 testing. Samples will  be collected at the airport and test results will be communicated to the concerned within  48hrs.
    Mali
    • Mali (Bamako) COVID-19 PCR test negative certificate must be 7 days at arrival from the date the sample is taken.
    Mozambique
    • All passengers must present a proof of Reaction test in Polymerase Chain (PCR) with negative result SARS-CoV-2, carried out in the country of origin in last 96 hours before departure, being exempt from quarantine regime after arrival;
    • The validity of the SARS COV-2 PCR test is 14 days, counted from the sample collection date, for Mozambicans or foreign nationals who need multiple entries into the country in a short period of time or take a short trip abroad;
    • National citizens returning home and who do not have a valid SARS COV-2 PCR test (expired Covid test), CAN STILL BOARD, but subject to the quarantine regime or testing at their own expense at arrival;
    • Children from 0 to 11 years of age are exempt to present the COVID-19 test when entering the national territory.
    Namibia
    • Persons entering Namibia shall be required to present negative Covid-19 PCR test result which is not older than 7 days and which is issued by a certified laboratory. Passengers without Negative PCR test result shall be subjected to mandatory quarantine at own cost.
    Netherlands
    • Effective 00.01 on 29 December 2020 all passengers, including Dutch nationals, must have a recent negative PCR test declaration in order to board an aircraft bound for the Netherlands. The test must have been conducted no more than 72 hours prior to the passenger’s scheduled arrival in the Netherlands. Anyone who does not have a negative test declaration will be denied boarding.
    Niger
    • Certificate of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test less than 72 hours validity and subjected to self-quarantine with specific area.
    • Passenger who arrive in Niger without test result, are subjected to test and all related cost will be covered by the passenger.
    Nigeria
    • All travelers arriving Nigeria must have tested Negative for COVID-19 by PCR in country of departure. The PCR test MUST be within 96 hours (4 days) before departure and preferably within 72 hours before boarding. Please note that this is a mandatory requirement. Airlines carrying passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result or without a PCR test result will be fined US$3,500 per passenger.
    • Children aged 10 (ten) years and below traveling to Nigeria are exempted from the provision of a Negative COVID-19 PCR test results as a requirement. 
    Norway
    • Passengers from red countries - other than Norwegian citizens and persons residing in Norway - must present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test when they arrive in Norway. The test must have been taken less than 72 hours before entry. Persons not presenting such a test may be refused entry. This will be implemented from midnight, Monday 9 November.
    Republic of Congo - BZV/PNR
    • Passengers presenting negative results for the COVID-19 RT-PCR test for less than 72 hours are not subject to the screening test on arrival and can continue with the formalities for entering the national territory with a view to their fortnight (two weeks) at home.
    • Passengers showing negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test results, lasting over 72 hours and less than ten (10) days, will be tested upon arrival at the airport at their own expense and then immediately released for the fortnight (two weeks) at home.

    Russian Federation

    • All foreign citizens arriving to Russia must provide a medical documents (in Russian or English language) confirming the negative result of laboratory testing of the material on COVID-19 by polymerase chain reaction ( RT-PCR), selected no earlier than three calendars days before arrival on the territory of the Russian Federation.
    Rwanda
    • All passengers (arriving/transiting/departing) MUST have PCR COVID-19 test certificate conducted within 120 hours before departure. Please DO NOT ACCEPT a passenger, if a passenger does not have COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test certificate valid within 120 hours before departure.
    • For passengers entering Rwanda, second PCR test will be conducted upon arrival with results delivered within 24 hours during which time they will remain in designated hotels (see attached list) at their own cost. 
    Saudi Arabia
    • All Non-Saudis must Submit a negative result (PCR)  test from a verified laboratory abroad, and it must be done no later than (72) hours before the scheduled departure to the KSA.
    • The (PCR) test is limited to Non-Saudis only who are over the age of (8) years.
    Senegal
    • Mandatory negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate dating less than five (05) days from the date reporting of results delivered by a laboratory located in the State where the passenger started the journey and appearing on the list of laboratories approved by that State or by an international health organization recognized by the competent health authorities of the country of origin or departure, is required for all passengers boarding for an airport in Senegal.
    Seychelles
    • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR certificate at e from an authorized laboratory dating no more than 72 hours  from the date of travel.Passengers from high risk countries are not permitted to enter the country.Refer http://tourism.gov.sc/covid-19-guidelines/ for list of countries categorized as low,medium and high risk.
    Somaliland
    • COVID-19 Negative test certificate not more than 4 days before travel is required
    Somalia – Mogadishu (MGQ) and Garowe (GGR)
    • It is mandatory and is required for all passengers traveling to Somalia to have the Covid-19 certificate issued within 72 hours prior to the start of the journey.
    South Africa
    • A person entering the Republic must on arrival at the point of entry provide a valid negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test result not older than 72 hours from the date of departure from the country of origin.
    • Exempted:
      1. Children below the age of five years.
      2. Airline crew.
    South Korea

    From 00:00 hours January 8, 2021 (arrival time in Korea), all foreign passengers are required to submit a negative PCR certificate issued within 72 hours before departure (boarding time).

    • For all foreign crews entering the ports, the measure will be effective from 00:00 hours January 15, 2021 (boarding time).
    • All foreign passengers are required to show an original certificate in English / Korean when they board.
    South Sudan
    • All Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result certificate done within 96 hours before arrival into South Sudan. Exception is for south Sudanese passport holders and foreign nationals of South Sudan origin.
    Sudan
    • All passengers including Sudanese nationals must possess a COVID-19 Negative PCR test certificate valid within 96 hours from the date of the certificate issuance prior their respective arrival.
    • Children 6 years old and under are exempted.
    Togo
    • All passengers travelling to Lome, must show documentary proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than seven (7) days prior to boarding.
    • All incoming passengers are subject to PCR test on arrivals at their own cost.
    Thailand
    • All passengers are required to present a Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, using RT-PCT test, issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
    • Exempted: Thai Nationals.
    Turkey
    • Effective from 28.12.2020, all arriving passengers into Turkey shall hold a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test performed within the last seventy-two (72) hours before their entry. 
    UAE
    • A negative RT-PCR test report (Test validity 96 hours) before departure from the origin airport is required.
    • Note: RT-PCR Negative certificate from International Clinical Laboratories (ICL) located in Ethiopia is not valid for Dubai bound passenger effective from the evening of 16th of November 2020 until further notice.
    Uganda
    •  Present authentic and valid COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test certificate issued within 120 hours before travel.
    Zambia
    • All passengers are required to present a certificate, of RT-PCR test negative from COVID-19 dated less than seven (7 days, from the date of the test ) from the designated laboratories authorized by Health Authority of the countries.
    Zimbabwe
    • Exhibiting a COVID-19-free certificate issued not earlier than the previous 48 hours shall be permitted immediately to proceed to self-quarantine at home
    • Passengers coming to Zimbabwe (HRE & VFA) can get PCR test on arrival if they don’t have it on departure.

     

     We strongly recommend all passengers to check the information published by the Government of their destination country before traveling and visit:

    International Air Transport Association (IATA)

    Passengers considering travel to COVID-19 affected countries can find more information here: 

    World Health Organisation 

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

    United Nations World Tourism Organisation

     

     

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