Coronavirus: Worldwide Travel Advisories

 

CORONAVIRUS: Worldwide Travel Advisories

 

In light of the current coronavirus outbreak in various parts of the world, we will be updating this page with travel advisories and restrictions in countries that may affect our clients' travel plans. Please note that we will only update this page with information from trusted sources, so some updates in the news may not be listed here unless the information has been verified by official sources. We will aim to update this page every 24 hours.

For questions and concerns, please email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or give us a call at +1-310-915-6677. For more information, visit the IATA website.



AUSTRALIA 

Last updated January 21, 2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Australia.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Australia and their immediate family members

- permanent residents of Australia and their immediate family members.

- nationals of New Zealand residing in Australia and their immediate family members.

- passengers arriving from New Zeland, having been in New Zealand in the past 14 days and traveling on a Safe Travel Zone flight;

- passengers who have a visa and have been granted an exemption before departure; details can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/covid19-enquiry-form

2. Passengers could be subject to presenting a completed "Travel Declaration" form upon arrival or when transiting through Australia. The form can be obtained at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/australia-travel-declaration or upon arrival.

3. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry. Details can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/new-zealand-safe-travel-zone

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

5. Passengers transiting through Australia for 8 to 72 hours, are subject to quarantine until their next flight.

6. Passengers entering or transiting through Australia on a flight departing on or after January 22, 2021, must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must be have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 5 years;

- passengers arriving from Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu.

 

BAHAMAS 

Last updated December 18, 2020

Passengers and airline crew must have an approved "Bahamas Health Travel Visa" with a QR code, obtained at www.travel.gov.bs.

 

BELIZE 

Last updated December 23, 2020

1. Airports in Belize reopened.

2. Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; 

- passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Antigen, Sophia, SD Biosensor or Abbott (Panbio) test result issued at most 48 hours before departure from the last embarkation point.

3. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

4. Passengers traveling as tourists must have a reservation confirmation of an approved hotel, details can be found at https://www.travelbelize.org/health-safety.

 

BONAIRE

Last updated December 3, 2020

Bonaire has announced some limited relaxations of those travel restrictions for travelers that can  provide proof of health insurance that covers the traveler overseas:

Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Those arriving in Bonaire who provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test are not required to quarantine. Travelers arriving to Bonaire who test positive for COVID-19 are required to stay in mandatory isolation (expenses covered by the traveler) until the traveler tests negative.

Travelers are allowed to enter Bonaire after transiting through Curacao and complying with Curacao’s entry requirements. Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form prior travel (https://bonairepublichealth.org/en/form). Flights to and from Curacao resumed again on October 26, 2020.

Flights to and from Aruba resumed on June 15, 2020 through August 5, 2020 (some limited flights are still possible but require special permission – reach out to your airline for more details)

Flights to and from Europe resumed on July 1, 2020

Travelers who have been physically present in a high-risk country (including the United States) within the past 14 days are required to quarantine for 14 days in a quarantine facility at the traveler’s expense.

Bonaire has not yet announced when flights to and from the United States will resume, but most U.S. airlines have cancelled flights until at least December 2020.

On-demand COVID-19 testing is not available.  Testing is provided at no cost for those in isolation/quarantine who entered Bonaire with special permission.

 

CAYMAN ISLANDS

Last updated January 14, 2021

1. Flights to Cayman Isl. are suspended. 

- This does not apply to medevac and repatriation flights. 

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals and residents of Cayman Isl. 

- brothers, sister, parents, grandparents or fiances of residents of Cayman Isl.;

- students

3. Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.

4. Passengers must obtain an approval to "Travel to Cayman" at https://www.exploregov.ky/traveltime.

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

 

COSTA RICA (COCOS ISLAND)

Last updated November 6, 2020

1. A "Pase de Salud" form must be completed before departure of the flight to Costa Rica. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://salud.go.cr

2. Passengers must have travel insurance with coverage of Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment and accommodation costs.

- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Costa Rica.

3. Entry regulations for nationals of Costa Rica apply to passengers with proof of being dual nationals of Costa Rica.

4. Passengers must arrive at San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR).

5. Expired residence permits (DIMEX):

- with category "permanente" are extended until 11  Januray 2021.

- with categories "temporales" and "especiales" which expired after 18 December 2019 are extended until 11 January 2021;

- with category "estancias" which expired after 17 March 2020 are extended until 12 February 2021.


Curacao

Last updated January 1, 2021.

1. Passengers must present a printed Digital Immigration card and a Public Health Locator Card completed at most 48 hours before departure at https://dicardcuracao.com/portal.

2. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 7 years;

- passengers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bermuda, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Cayman Isl., Dominica, French West Indies (only St. Barthelemy and St. Martin), Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos Isl., or Virgin Isl. (British). They must have been staying in one of those countries in the past 14 days.

3. Passengers must have medical insurance to cover medical costs.

- This does not apply to residents of Curacao.

4. Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival.

5. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.

6. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight.

 

DOMINICA

Last updated August 10, 2020

Passengers and airline crew arriving in Dominica:

- must present a travel clearance obtained before departure at http://domcovid19.dominica.gov.dm/ ; and

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

- are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

 

Dominican republic

Last updated January 18, 2021

1. Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test issued at most 3 days before arrival are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine for 7 days upon arrival, at their own expense. 

2. Passengers must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival or an "Electronic Ticket" before departure at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/.

3. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to medical screening upon arrival.

4. For more information, please refer to the website https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus


Effective February 1, 2021

Passengers must complete an "Electronic Ticket" before departure at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

 

ECUADOR (GALAPAGOS)

Last updated January 14, 2021

1. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 10 days before arrival.

2. Passengers could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen test upon arrival and quarantine.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 14 years.

3. A completed "Declaracion de salud del viajero" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at https://www.cancilleria.gob.ec/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/formulario_de_salud_del_viajero_revisado.pdf.pdf_1-1.pdf.

4. Normal passports issued by Ecuador which have expired on 16 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 28 February 2021. Passengers must have a "Passport validity extension certificate" and travel with the expired passport. 

 

EGYPT

Last updated November 16, 2020

1. Flights to Egypt restarted.

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

3. Passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris only), Germany (Frankfurt only), Guyana, Italy (Rome only), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, USA, United Kingdom (London Heathrow only), Uruguay or Venezuela must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken at most 96 hours before departure of the last direct flights to Egypt.  The medical certificate must be issued  by an approved laboratory and must not have any scraping, cancellation or written addition. The test must be based on a nasal or oral swab.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

4. Passengers arriving from any other country must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flights to Egypt.  The medical certificate must be issued  by an approved laboratory and must not have any scraping, cancellation or written addition. The test must be based on a nasal or oral swab.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

5. Passengers arriving at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP) without a printed negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense.

 

FIJI 

Last updated December 21, 2020

1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Fiji.
- This does not apply to nationals of Fiji.
 
2. Nationals of Samoa are not allowed to transit.
 
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure.
- This does not apply to passengers who are 2 years or younger. 
 
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

 

FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Last updated January 20, 2021

1. Passengers must complete an "ETIS Application" at https://www.etis.pf/en/. A QR code must be presented upon arrival.
 
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
 
- This does not apply to
- passengers younger than 11 years;
- passengers arriving from New Caledonia or Wallis and Futuna Isl. if they stay less than 14 days.
 
3. Airline crew who have been out of French Polynesia for more than 72 hours must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result

 

HONDURAS (ROATAN AND UTILA) 

Last updated December 23, 2020

1. Airports in Honduras reopened.
 
2. Passengers who have been in South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 21 days are not allowed to enter. 
- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Honduras.
 
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Honduras. Tests accepted are: Antibody Rapid test, Antigen test and RT-PCR test.
 
4. A completed "immigration pre-check" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be submitted online before departure at https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn.
  

INDONESIA 

Bali update July 7, 2020

*The Governor of Bali announced that the region’s popular tourist destinations will reopen to international visitors on Sept. 11. Local tourists will be able to visit the island’s famous vacation spots starting on July 9.

Updated January 19, 2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Indonesia.

- passengers with a Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP);

- passengers with a diplomatic or a service visa;

- passengers with a diplomatic or service stay permit;

- passengers with a visit visa or a limited stay visa issued on or after January 14, 2021.

2. Passengers are not allowed to transit.

3. Until January 25, 2021, passengers and airline crew must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English.

4. Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for 5 days.

5. A completed "electronic health awareness card (e-HAC)" must be presented upon arrival. The card can be obtained before departure at https://inahac.kemkes.go.id/.

6. Airline crew with a crew ID card are visa exempt if they are listed in the General Declaration and are wearing uniform.

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

- have a valid crew ID card or crew member certificate;

- provide written notification to Immigration Officer proving they will be on duty on the return flight. The notification must be received by Immigration Officer minimum 24 hours from arrival.

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

 

MALAYSIA (SIPADAN)

Last updated December 31, 2020

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Malaysia;

- passengers with a diplomatic passport

- passengers with approval from the Malaysian immigration obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main;

- students with written approval from immigration applied at https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/;

- merchant seamen with an official letter from the company certified by Malaysian immigration and joining the ship no later than 24 hours from arrival.

2. Passengers must have approval from the Malaysian immigration obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main.

- This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.

- This does not apply to passengers traveling as students

3. Passengers are subject to medical screening; and

- quarantine for 10 days at their own expense; and

- must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone.

4. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

5. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight and must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone.

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

- This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sarawak.

7. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an "enterSarawak" form and an "eHealth Declaration Form" before departure at https://sarawakdisastermc.com/

 

MALDIVES

Last updated December 21, 2020

1. Visa on arrival facility restarted.
 
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure of the first flight. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. The certificate must have the name of the passengers as in the passport, passport number and name and address of the testing laboratory.
- this does not apply to
- nationals and residents of the Maldives
- passengers younger than 1 year
- passengers with a Dependent Visa, Student Visa or Marriage Visa.
 
3. Passengers traveling as tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.
 
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found at https://covid19.health.gov.mv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Travel-related-home-quarantine-procedure-ENGLISH-version-18.07.2020.pdf
 
5. Passengers and airline crew must complete a "Traveller Health Declaration" 24 hours before arrival at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/.
 
6. Airline crew are subject to medical screening.
 
7. Airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure of the first flight. Airline crew who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. The certificate must have the name of the airline crew as in the passport, passport number and name and address of the testing laboratory.
- this does not apply to:
- airline crew staying for less than 8 days
- airline crew staying at a designated transit facility. 

 

MEXICO

Last updated November 26, 2020

- US citizens are allowed to enter.
- A negative COVID-19 test is not required for entry.
- Passengers and aircrew arriving in Mexico may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks. Those exhibiting symptoms may be subject to additional health screening and/or quarantine. 
- Travelers entering Mexico via land may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks. Travelers may experience significant delays and face the possibility of being returned to the United States or quarantined in Mexico.
- Restrictions on transportation may vary based on state and/or city.

  

MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES)  - INCLUDES TRUK, YAP, KOSRAE, POHNPEI

Last updated Mar 31, 2020

1. Passengers traveling to the state of Chuuk must be self-quarantined for 14 days in COVID-19 free country before departure.
 
2. Passengers and airline crew must go thorough medical screening upon arrival.
 
3. Passengers are not allowed to enter the state of Pohnpei.
- This does not apply to residents of Pohnpei.
- This does not apply to medical and technical personnel.
 
4. Passengers traveling to the state of Pohnpei must have a medical certificate and must be quarantined for 14 days.
 
5. Passengers traveling to the state of Chuuk will be quarantined for 14 days.
 
 

MYANMAR

Last updated December 30, 2020

1. Flights to Myanmar are suspended until 31 January 2021.
- This does not apply to medevac flights.
 
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
- This does not apply to nationals of Myanmar.
 
3. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
 
4. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next scheduled flight.
 
5. Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.

 

OMAN 

Last updated January 20, 2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Oman.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.
- passengers with a resident visa issued by Oman;
- passengers with a visa;
- passengers who can obtain a visa on arrival.
 
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in Arabic or English.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers younger than 16 years;
- passengers with a diplomatic passport. 
 
3. Passengers must register online before departure at https://covid19.emushrif.om/traveler/travel. They must complete the "Traveler registration form" and pay the test upon arrival fee of OMR 25.
 
4. Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival.
- This does not apply to
- passengers younger than 16 years.
- passengers with a diplomatic passport.
 
5. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days.
 
6. Passengers must have insurance to cover medical expenses in Oman for a period of one month.
- This does not apply to"
- nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.
 
7. Passengers must download the Tarassud+ app and the Hmushrif app before departure.
 
8. Visa on arrival facilities have been reinstated.
 

PALAU 

Last updated Feb 6, 2020

Individuals who have transited through or have been in China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Palau. However, exemptions may be made to this prohibition for Palauan citizens and residents, provided that such persons submit to a comprehensive health screening and agree to a 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival in Palau. There is mandatory fourteen (14) day self-quarantine for all travelers with a travel history from or through COVID-19 affected geographical areas. Furthermore, any person, including a crew member, a Palauan citizen, or a Palau resident, arriving into Palau at any point of entry is required to complete a health declaration form.

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA 

Last updated November 3, 2020

1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers with a State of Emergency (SOE) controller approval.
 
2. Passengers transiting through Port Moresby (POM) must transit on the same calendar day.
 
3. Passengers can only land at Port Moresby (POM).
 
4. Residents of Papua New Guinea must depart from Australia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Japan, Singapore or Solomon Isl.
 
5. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure.
 
6. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 or 14 days. 

 

THE PHILIPPINES

Last updated January 17, 2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
- nationals of the Philippines;
- spouses, minors or children with special needs of nationals of the Philippines;
- parents of a minor or a child with special needs who is a national of the Philippines;
- former nationals of the Philippines, and their spouses and children if traveling together. They must be nationals of Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central Africa Rep., Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Isl., Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States), Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozabique, Myanmar, Nambia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russain Red., Rwanda, Samao, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Isl., South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holly See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zinbabwe, or British Nationals.
 - passengers with a 9(d), 13(a), 13(b), 13(c), 13(d), 13(e), 13(g), 47(a)(2), RA 7919, EO226, EO324 or Native-born visa issued by the Philippines.
- passengers with a visa issued by Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority, and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, and Clark Development Corporation;
- merchant seamen with a 9(c) visa issued by the Philippines;
 
2. Until January 31, 2021, passengers arriving directly from or who have been in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA or the United Kingdom in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to nationals of the Philippines.
 
3. Passengers are not allowed to transit.
 
4. Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities.
 
5. Visa exemption for the following passengers has been reinstated:
- former nationals of the Philippines (Balikbayans);
- spouses and children of nationals of the Philippines if traveling together with the national of the Philippines.
 
6. Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense and to quarantine. 
 
7. Passengers must have a reservation confirmation of a hotel approved by Tourism and Health Agencies for at least 2 days. The hotel must be listed at http://quarantine.doh.gov.ph/facilities-inspected-as-of-december-21-2020/.
- This does not apply to passengers from or who have been in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA or the United Kingdom in the past 14 days.
 
8. A completed "Case Investigation Form" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://c19.redcross.org.ph/arriving-passengers.
 
9. Passengers traveling to Davao (DVO) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
 
10. Passengers must install the app 'TRAZE' in their personal device before departure.
 
11. Flights from the United Kingdom are suspended until January 31, 2020.
 
12. Until January 31, 2021, nationals of the Philippines younger than 18 years must be accompanied if they are arriving from or who have been in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA or United Kingdom in the past 14 days.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling under the repatriation program.

 

SEYCHELLES

Last updated January 11, 2021.

1. Passengers must have an approved health travel authorization obtained at https://seychelles.govtas.com/. The travel authorization is valid up to one day after the planned arrival date.
 
2. Passengers can retrieve their health travel authorization at https://seychelles.govtas.com/application-check
 
3. Airlines can retrieve and verify the validity of the health travel authorization at https://seychelles.govtas.com/status-check or via the app https://tvalidator.app.
 
4. Passengers are subject to quarantine in a hotel for up to 11 days.
 
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.

 

SOLOMON ISLANDS

Last updated December 4, 2020

1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Solomon Isl.
- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Solomon Isl.
- This does not apply to passengers with prior written authorization issued by the Prime Minister.
 
2. Nationals and residents of Solomon Isl. who have been in countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be put in quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival.
 
3. Passengers with prior written authorization issued by the Prime Minister who have been in countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be put in quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival.
 
4. All passengers must present a completed Traveler's Public Health Declaration Card and provide full details of their place of stay, travel itinerary and current personal contact details in Solomon Isl.
 
5. Passengers and airline crew must provide details of their international travel history for the period of 14 days prior to arrival in Solomon Isl.

 

SOUTH AFRICA 

Last updated December 18, 2020

1. Flights to South Africa restarted.
 
2. Passengers can only land at Cape Town (CPT), Durban (DUR) or Johannesburg (JNB).
 
3. Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
 
4. A completed " Traveller Health Questionnare" must be submitted on https://sa-covid-19-travel.info at most 2 days before departure.
 
5. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.
 
6. Airline crew are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival.
 
7. Visa exemptions for nationals of France, Germany, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Portugal, Singapore, Spain, USA, for passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport and for passengers with a British normal passport with nationality "British Citizen," has been reinstated.
 
8. More Coronavirus (COVID-19) related information can be found at https://gov.za/Coronavirus/travel.

 

ST. MAARTEN

Last updated December 13, 2020 

1. Passengers must complete a health declaration form at least 12 hours before departure at https://stmaartenehas.com. They must also present a pre-approved e-mail authorization at check-in and upon arrival.
 
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with:
- a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular SARS-CoV-2 test based on a nasal swab, issued at most 120 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten; or
- a negative Abbott-CGIA Panbio COVID-19- Ag Rapid test, Abbott - BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag CARD, Becton Dickinson (CGIA BD Veritor COVID-19 test) or Roche/SD biosensor F test based on a nasal swab, issued at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten. 
- This does not apply to:
- residents of St. Maarten.
- passengers younger than 10 years of age.
- passengers arriving from low risk countries as listed on https://stmaartenehas.com.
 
3. Residents of St. Maarten arriving from USA without a negative PCR test obtained from a Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular SARS-CoV-2 test based on a nasal swab, issued at most 120 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten or a negative Abbott-CGIA Panbio COVID-19- Ag Rapid test, Abbott - BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag CARD, Becton Dickinson (CGIA BD Veritor COVID-19 test) or Roche/SD biosensor F test based on a nasal swab, issued at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. 
 
4. Airline crew staying for a maximum of 24 hours and arriving without negative RT-PCR test for the SARS-COV-2 virus obtained from a naso-pharyngeal swab, issued at most 120 hours prior to departure or a negative Abbott-CGIA Panbio COVID-19- Ag Rapid test, Abbott - BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag CARD< Becton Dickinson (CGIA BD Veritor COVID-19 test) or Roche/SD biosensor F test based on a nasal swab, issued at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten are subject to quarantine until their next flight. They must have completed a health declaration form at least 12 hours before departure at https://stmaartenehas.com and must also present an approved e-mail authorization at time of check-in and upon arrival.
  

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 

Last updated January 13, 2021 

1. Passengers entering or transiting through St. Vincent and the Grenadines must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR or RNA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
 
2. Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival and quarantine; details can be found at http://www.svg-airport.com/blog/information-on-covid-19/.
 
3. A completed "Pre-Arrival form" must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure at http://healthgov.vc/health/
 
4. Passengers must have a quarantine hotel reservation made for up to 14 days; details can be found at http://www.svg-airport.com/blog/information-on-covid-19/.
- This does not apply to passengers who have been in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Dominica, Montserrat or St. Kitts and Nevis in the past 21 days.
 
5. Passengers transiting overnight in St. Vincent and the Grenadines must stay in an approved hotel; details can be found at http://www.gov.vc/index.php/visitors/covid-19-protocols.
 
 

SUDAN 

Last updated  January 15, 2020

1. Passengers arriving from the Netherlands, South Africa or the United Kingdom must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in Arabic or English. 
- This does not apply to passengers who are 6 years or younger.
 
2. Passengers not arriving from Netherlands, South Africa or the United Kingdom must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in Arabic or English.
- This does not apply to passengers who are 6 years or younger.
 
3. Nationals of Sudan and passengers of Sudanese origin are subject to medical screening.
 
4. Passengers arriving from the Netherlands, South Africa or the United Kingdom are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
 
 

THAILAND 

Last updated December 30, 2020

1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter and transit until January 31, 2021.
- 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;
- passengers with a visa issued by Thailand;
- nationals of Australia, China (People's Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from the country that issued the APEC Business Travel Card;
- passengers from a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic China Taiwan) passport with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from the country that issued the APEC Business Travel Card;
- residents of Hong Kong (SAR China) with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from Hong Kong (SAR China);
- students.
 
2. The following visa exemptions apply:
a) Nationals of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.) Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vietnam with a normal passport traveling as tourists for a maximum stay of 30 days.
b) Passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport for a maximum stay of 30 days.
c) Passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport for a maximum stay of 30 days.
d) Passengers with a British passport with a nationality "British Citizen" for a maximum stay of 30 days.
e) Nationals of Lao People's Dem. Rep., Mongolia, Russian Fed. and Vietnam for a maximum stay of 30 days.
f) Nationals of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru with a normal passport for a maximum stay of 90 days.
g) Nationals of Albania, Argentina, Aurtria, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay with a diplomatic passport for a maximum stay of 90 days
h) Nationals of Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (People's Rep.), Ecuador, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Singapore and Vietnam with a diplomatic passport for a maximum stay of 30 days.
i) Nationals of Argentina, Belarus, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Germany, India, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Panama, Philippines, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Uruguay with an official passport for a maximum stay of 90 days.
j) Nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Ecuador, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam with an official passport for a maximum stay of 30 days.
k) Nationals of Albania, Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Fed., Slovakia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey and Ukraine with a service passport for a maximum stay of 90 days.
l) Nationals of China (People's Rep.), Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mozambique and Oman with a service passport for a maximum stay of 30 days.
 
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English.
- This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.
 
4. Passengers must have insurance to cover medical expenses in Thailand with a coverage cost of at least USD 100,000.
- This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.
 
5.Passengers must have:
- a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, and
- a Fit to Fly health certificate issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English.
 
6. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
 
7. Suspension of visa exemption for nationals of Cambodia and Myanmar with a normal passport.
 
8. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
 
9. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
 
10. Airline crew staying overnight must have a guarantee letter from the airline or a health insurance certificate with a coverage cost of at least USD 100,000.


TONGA 

Last updated December 10, 2020

1. Passengers and airline crew who in the past 14 days have been to or transited through China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers and airline crew who in the past 14 days have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) if they have an official medical clearance issued at most 3 days before arrival;
- nationals of Tonga and their immediate family members;
- permanent residents of Tonga and their immediate family members.
 
2. Passengers must complete a 'Traveler's Arrival Health Declaration Card' and submit it to the Ministry of Health Border Control when arriving in Tonga.
 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 

Last updated January 15, 2021

Airports in Trinidad and Tobago are closed.
- This does not apply if permitted by the Minister with responsibility for national security.

 

TURKS AND CAICOS

Last updated January 4, 2021

1. Passengers and airline crew must obtain a travel authorization at http://turksandcaicostourism.com at least 24 hours before departure
- This does not apply to:
- airline crew who stay for a maximum of 24 hours;
- merchant seamen;
 
2. Passengers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RNA, Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) or PCR test result issued at most 5 days before departure of the last direct flight to Turks and Caicos Isl.
- This does not apply to:
- airline crew staying for less than 24 hours;
- merchant seamen;
- passengers younger than 10 years.
 
3. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
 

UNITED STATES

Last updated January 14, 2021

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 and transit.

-This does not apply to:

- nationals and permanent residents of the USA;

- spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA. They must have a marriage certificate;

- 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, CR-1, CR-2, 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-1, 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;

- students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents. They must not arrive from or have been in Brazil, China (People's Rep.) or Iran in the past 14 days.

2. Passengers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the "Massachusetts Travel Form" at https://www.mass.gov/forms/massachusetts-travel-form . 

3. Passengers arriving in New York State must complete the "Traveler Health Form" at https://forms.ny.gov/s3/Welcome-to-New-York-State-Traveler-Health-Form

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.

5. Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. More information can be found at www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html

6. Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) or a viral antigen test result. The test must have been taken at most 3 days before departure from the United Kingdom.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 2 years;

- passengers transiting for a maximum of 24 hours through the United Kingdom.

7. Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. The form can be obtained at https://www.cdc.gov or at the departure airport in the United Kingdom.

8. DV-1, DV-2, and DV-3 visas issued after September 4, 2020 with the annotation "Entry Subject to PP 10014" are not accepted for entry until March 31, 2021. 

Effective January 26, 2021

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) viral antigen or NAAT test result. The test must have been taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Passenger details (e.g., name and date of birth) in the certificate must match those stated in the passport or other travel document; and

- the test result must specify "negative" or "not detected", if marked "invalid" it is not accepted.

This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 2 years;

- US military personnel;

- passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 90 days before departure from the first embarkation point; and a letter issued by a health authority stating that the passenger has been declared for travel. The test result must specify "positive" or "detected", if marked "invalid" it is not accepted.

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