Entry restrictions by countries

Last Update: July 7 06:00 (BST)

Please be noted that the entry restrictions of each country are being changed from time to time without pre-notice.
The following information is only for reference, not a guarantee any departure or entry of passengers at each country.
Passengers can also find the information for entry restrictions through IATA Travel Document News Open in new window .

Northeast Asia

Country
/Region
Entry Restrictions / Quarantine Requirements Entry Procedures / Special Conditions
Republic of Korea

<Quarantine Requirements>

All passengers entering Korea (as of Apr 1)

 - Korean nationals/foreign nationals of long-term stay 

 : will be quarantined at registered address.

 - Foreign nationals of short-term visit

 : will be quarantined at designated facilities with own expense

 : except for foreign nationals who are family members of Korean nationals or foreign nationals of long-term stay

<Entry Restrictions>

Foreigners with an E-9 visa without a 'Confirmation of Self-quarantine'


<Entry & Transit Restrictions>

• Foreign nationals who have visited Hubei in the past 14 days

• Nationals of China who have a passport issued by Hubei province

<Transit Restrictions>

• Any passenger transiting in Korea must have a confirmed connecting ticket and transit within 24 hours.

• Nationals of Mongolia and Russia are not allowed to transit through Korea (as of Jun 3)

  [Exception] Nationals of Mongolia and Russia are allowed to transit through Korea if they depart from and arrive in a 3rd country.


• Foreign nationals* traveling from China without Korea visa are not allowed to transit through Korea
* who are not eligible for visa waiver entry to Korea, except for nationals of Mongolia and Russia

• Re-entry permit exemption will be suspended for long-term stayers in Korea as of 1st Jun.
 - They are required to obtain a re-entry permit before before leaving Korea.
 - They are required to submit a medical certificate related to COVID-19 test results issued within 48 hours pritor to the date of departure for Korea.

[Exception1] Diplomats (A-1), Government Officials (A-3), Overseas Korean (F-4)
[Exception2] Registered aliens who left Korea before June 1, 2020


• All international/domestic passengers must wear a mask. (as of May 27)
 

• All valid single/multiple short-term visas issued before Apr 5, 2020 are suspended. (as of Apr 13)

  [Exceptions] Long-term visa and short-term employment (C-4) visa


• All visa exemption entry into South Korea for 90 countries will be suspended as of April 13. Restriction on entry to nationals of Japan is effective as current.


• All passengers entering Korea will undergo special quarantine.

 - must have an available phone number

 - must have a mobile device for installing self-diagnosis apps

 - restricted to use public transportation and domestic flights
   [Exceptions] Jeju residents, certificate of quarantine exemption holders, E9 visa holders
 - must get COVID-19 test within 3 days upon arrival


• All passengers on the flight to Korea will undergo fever check at the departure airport. Boarding will be rejected for those who have fever with temperature over 37.5'C.

China

<Entry Restrictions>
• All foreign nationals are restricted to enter or transit China

• All Chinese passengers must install the mobile app 'WE CHAT' and input health conditions in the past 14 days. This must be done before arriving in China. [Guide] Open in new window 


<Quarantine Requirements>

All passengers (for 14 days)

• Visa exemption entry suspended

• All existing visas invalidated

Hong Kong

<Entry Restrictions>

Entry only allowed for Hong Kong passport holders, Hong Kong ID card holders or documents regarding ID holders

<Transit Conditions>
• Any passenger transiting in Hong Kong should be checked through at the original port of departure with printed boarding passes issued by the first airline for all sectors, baggage tagged through to the final destination and within 24 hours. On the condition of holding conjunction tickets which separated tickets is not allowed. (Transit counters at Hong Kong airport are closed)


• Transit not allowed for any passenger traveling to Mainland China
• Transit to Macau by Special Ferry (temporary operation from 17 JUN to 16 JUL)
 - For residents of Macau only (Macau resident certificate is required)
 - Passengers need to hold confirmation for the ferry ride issued 48 hours prior to the departure from Hong Kong airport.
 - Covid-19 test result is required for passengers who visited following countries within 7 days of arrival to Macau
  (*) India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Phillipines, Indonesia, Brazil


<Quarantine Requirements>
All passengers (for 14 days)

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Japan

<Entry Restrictions>

Foreign nationals who have visited or transited in 111 countries in the past 14 days (as of May 26)

[Exceptions] Japanese/special permanent residents

• Visa exemption entry suspended (for 111 countries)

• All existing visas invalidated

Mongolia

<Entry Restrictions>
• Foreign nationals who have visited/transited the following countries* in the past 14 days

(*) South Korea, Japan, Italy, Iran, China, Hong Kong, Macau,Taiwan


• Nationals of China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan

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Taiwan

<Entry / Transit Restrictions>

All foreign nationals

[Exceptions] Residence permit holder, Diplomatic/official visit, Certified business contract holders and other special entry permit holders*
(*) Special entry permit holders are required to submit negative COVID-19 test result issued within 3 days of departure


<Quarantine Requirements>

All passengers

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Southeast Asia

Country Entry Restrictions / Quarantine Requirements
Entry Procedures / Special Conditions
Cambodia

<Entry Requirements>

• All foreign nationals must have a valid visa, a medical certificate to prove COVID-19 negative and it must be an original document(stamped or signed by the doctor and written in English). The certificate must be issued within 72 hours of arrival.

• The traveler must have proof of insurance covering USD 50,000. (it must be an original document written in English)

• Deposits must be made by cash or credit card withdrawal, of USD 3,000 with the designated commercial banks present at the point of entry. This deposits will be deducted for payments on services during the implementation of health measures.

[Exceptions] Cambodian Travelers holding foreign passport with Visa K or A or B are exempted from Health Insurance and deposit requirements.


• Issuance of e-Visa is suspended, and e-Visa issued previously is invalidated
• Arrival visa issuance is suspended
• Transiting Cambodia is not allowed

<Quarantine Requirements>

All passengers will undergo COVID-19 test upon arrival, then they will be quarantined at a facility for 14 days if the test result of one passenger is positive. All expense for test, stay, meal and quarantine will be charged to the passengers.

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India
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• All exsiting visas invalidated
  [Exceptions] visas of diplomatic, official, UN/organizations, employment, projects

• Arrival visa issuance suspended

• e-Visa issuance suspended (for nationals of Korea/Japan)

Indonesia

<Entry Requirements>

All foreign nationals

[Exceptions] KITAS/KITAP holders, participants for national projects, diplomats, Medical & Food aid/supporters

They must have a medical certificate to prove PCR Test result of COVID-19 negative, and quarantine is required for 14 days after arrival.


<Transit restrictions>

Not allowed

• Visa exemption entry suspended
• Arrival visa issuance suspended

Malaysia

<Entry Restrictions>

Foreign nationals are allowed to enter Malaysia if they fall into below categories
- Permanent residents, MM2H visa holders, pre-authorized by Malaysian government with an 'approval letter' issued by Malaysia Immigration

※ Foreign nationals exempted from 'approval letter' requirement
  - Permanent Resident (PR)
  - Diplomat
  - Long Term Pass (Spouse)
  - Expatriate Visa (Passengers who left Malaysia after 18 March must hold approval letter from the Immigration to re-enter the country.


<Quarantine Requirements>

• Foreign nationals are required to hold medical certificate* to prove COVID-19 negative. It must be issued within 3 days before arrival.
* PCR(Polymerase Chain Reaction) or COVID-19 swab test

• All passengers entering Malaysia will be quarantined for 14 days

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Maldives

<Entry Restrictions>

Foreign nationals who have visited/transited the following countries* in the past 14 days
(*) Gyeongbuk/Gyeongnam/Daegu/Busan in Korea, China, Iran, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, UK, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

• Arrival visa issuance suspended
Myanmar

<Entry Restrictions>

Foreign nationals who have visited Daegu/Gyeongbuk in Korea in the past 14 days


<Entry Requirements>

All foreign nationals are required to obtain a Myanmar visa at the Myanmar embassy in each country, and submit a medical certificate to prove COVID-19 negative. It must be issued within 72 hours and written in English.


<Quarantine Requirements>
All passengers (at a facility for 21 days and self isolation for 7 days)

• Issuance of arrival visas/e-Visa for Myanmar is suspended (including for diplomatic/official passport holders)

Nepal

<Entry Restrictions>

All passengers who have visited/transited the following countries* in the past 14 days
(*) South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Iran, All EU and Middle East countries (total 68 countries)

• Arrival visa issuance suspended
Philippines

<Entry Restrictions>

All foreign nationals

[Exceptions] spouses and children of Filipinos, visa holders who belongs to government or international organizations etc

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Singapore

<Entry Restrictions>
All foreign nationals

[Exceptions] Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-term pass holders, with prior authorization, are allowed to enter and will be quarantined for 14 days

<Transit restrictions>

Not allowed (Transit will be allowed after approval by CAAS)

<Quarantine Requirements>
All passengers including Sigapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

• Self-quarantine: passengers who stayed in following countries for 14 continuous days before entering Singapore (Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, China, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam)

• Facility quarantine: All other passengers

• Required to complete e-health declaration Open in new window  and embarkation form prior to arrival (On-line submission available 3 days prior to arrival)
Sri Lanka

<Entry Restrictions>
All foreign nationals

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Thailand

<Entry/Transit Restrictions>
All foreign nationals
[Exceptions] special permit from Thailand authority holders, diplomats, work permit holders with a health certificate(FIT TO FLY)


<Quarantine Requirements>

Anyone entering Thailand (at a facility)

• Nationals of Thailand can enter with a health certificate and a letter from the embassy/consular general/foreign affairs dept.

* sample Open in new window 

Vietnam

<Entry Restrictions>

All foreign nationals

• Required to complete e-Medica Declaration Open in new window  Form before arrival

• Visa exemption entry suspended

America / Europe / Middle East / CIS

Country Entry Restrictions / Quarantine Requirements
Entry Procedures / Special Conditions
Australia

<Entry Restrictions>
All foreign nationals

<Quarantine Requirements>
• Australian citizens/residents and their families

• All foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Australia. (as of Mar 20)

 - Australian citizens/residents and their families will be quarantined for 14 days.

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Canada

<Entry Restrictions>
All foreign nationals

[Exceptions]

 - Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their family

 - Work/Study permit holders (only entry with essential purpose)

 - Diplomats


All passengers entering Canada will be required to be quarantined for 14 days

Aviation measures Open in new window  in response to COVID-19
Croatia

<Entry Restrictions>
All foreign nationals

<Quarantine Requirements>

• Nationals of Croatia, EU citizens, long-term residents of Croatia

• Diplomats

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EU

<Entry Restrictions>

All foreign nationals
[Exceptions] EU citizens, EU residents, families of EU citizens, diplomats, doctors, workers for goods trading


As of July, some EU countries announced lifting of travel restrictions to certain nationalities. However, passengers are requested to refer to authorized government sources for information. Entry requirements and policies may vary given the rapidly evolving nature of the response to COVID-19 in each country.

• Korean Air flight to EU countries to France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic
- All passengers travelling to Netherlands are required to fill out and submit the Health Declaration Formpdf Open in new window  before departure.

Israel

<Entry Restrictions>
All foreign nationals

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New Zealand

<Entry Restrictions>
All foreign nationals


<Quarantine Requirements>

• NZ citizens/resident

• Australian citizen/residents who resident in NZ

• diplomats / NZ government permits holders

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Russia

<Entry Restrictions>
All foreign nationals

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Turkey

<Entry Restrictions>
Foreign nationals who have visited/transited the following countries* in the past 14 days
(*) South Korea, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK

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• Visa exemption entry suspended

• All exsiting visas invalidated
  [Exceptions] nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia or diplomatic passport holders

U.K.

<Entry Requirements>

All passengers must complete the 'Passenger Location Form Open in new window ' through online. It must be submitted within 48 hours before arrival in the UK. Failure to complete the form, passengers might be refused entry into the UK or be fined. (as from Jun 8, LINK Open in new window  for the Passenger Location Form)


<Quarantine Requirements>

All passengers arriving in UK will have to self-isolate for 14 days


[Exemptions] Passengers travelling or returning from one of the travel corridor countries* (from July 10)
(*) Countries and territories exempted from self-isolation requirements. UK Government's guidance Open in new window 

- Passengers who have been to or stopped in a country that is not on the travel corridors exemption list will have to self-isolate until 14 days have passed since leaving that country

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U.S.A.

<Entry Restrictions>
Anyone who has visited/transited China, Iran, Brazil or the European states in the past 14 days

[Exceptions] US citizens, permanent (only enter through the next 15 airports : LAX, JFK, SFO, ORD, SEA ,ATL ,HNL ,IAD ,DFW ,BOS, DTW ,EWR ,MIA, FLL, IAH)


<Quarantine Requirements>
• All passengers arriving at Guam
• All passengers arriving at Hawaii

• All passengers departing from Korea to the U.S. must be issued a 'Health Screening Certificate' obtained at the quarantine desk (Exit Screening Station).
 - The "Exit Screening Station" is located in area B 3rd floor at Incheon airport / near the exit.4 2rd floor at Busan airport.
 - They will not be able to check-in at Busan airport or City Airport(Samsung/Gwangmyeong) Terminal.
 - They will undergo a medical screening(fever, coughing, difficulty of breathing) and interview(lived with or care a person known to be infected with COVID-19 in the past 14 days). Depending on the result, the passengers may not be able to board the aircraft.


The Department of State advises Open in new window  U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
Uzbekistan

<Entry Restrictions>
All foreign nationals

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