Entry restrictions by countries

Last Update: August 12 09:00 (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

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'

<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 including nationals of Mongolia and Russia

• Thai nationals returning to Thailand need to hold documents issued by the Thai Embassy to transit in Korea

• 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.

• All Passengers(excluding Korean) departing from Uzbekistan, Philippines, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Bangladesh within the last 14 days and arriving/transferring to Korea via a third country need a PCR-negative certificate. (as of 20 July)
 - A certificate issued from medical institutions designated by diplomatic offices of Korea Open in new window pdf within 48 hours before departure.

 * Designated medical institutions are subject to change and need to be reaffirmed through dipiomatic offices of Korea.

• All crew members holding C-3-11 visa are required to hold a valid PCR-negative certificate. (as of 24 July)

 - A certificate issued from medical institutions designated by dipiomatic offices of ROK in Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan within 48 hours before departure.There is no designated medical institutions for crew members from other countries than listed above and more countries are expected to be added by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries if deemed necessary.


<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

Refer to <Quarantine Requirements>

<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

<Quarantine Requirements>
• All passenger(allowed to entry) visit/from 9 high-risk(*) country within 14 days of arrival in Hong Kong, will self isolation for 14 days Kong

(*) Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and South Africa (as of Jul 25), Kazakhstan and the U.S.A (as of Jul 29)

• Required COVID-19 nucleic acid test negative results certificate issued within 72 hours before departure(English or Chinese)

• Hotel reservation confirmation letter(room reservaion not less than 14 days starting on the day of the arrival)

Reference Open in new window 

<Entry Restrictions>

Foreign nationals who have visited or transited in 146 countries Open in new window pdf in the past 14 days

[Exceptions] Japanese/special permanent residents

<Transit Restrictions>

Transiting at Tokyo/Narita Airport (NRT) only allowed within 24 hours
- Transfer to Terminal 3(Low Cost Carrier) is not allowed

<Quarantine Requirements>

• Conducting PCR test(Saliva test) for all passengers upon arrival by airport quarantine authority
- PCR test result for negative : Wait 14 days at a local location (Home,Hotel etc, restricted from using the public transportation)
- PCR test result for positive : Will be quarantined at a facility for 10 ~14 days

• Immigration process is conducted after the PCR test process is over (as of Aug 3)
- Need to wait for separate locations at the airport until the PCR test results are confirmed
- Quarantine procedure and PCR test confirmation takes about 2 hours

• Visa exemption entry suspended (for 146 countries Open in new window pdf)

• All existing visas invalidated


<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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<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

<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 departure.

• 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 2,000 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.


• ' K','A','B' Visa holder no required for Health Insurance and deposit.

• Diplomatic/Official passport with 'A', 'B' type Visa needs to provide COVID-19 negative certificate.(Effective date : 17 Aug)
The certificate must be issued within 72 hours of departure.

• 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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• 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)


<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

• Recommend downlad e-HAC App Open in new window pdf


<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 July 11 must hold approval letter from the Immigration to re-enter the country)

The entry conditions vary depending on the type of visa and the date of departure from Malaysia, please check with the visa issuing authority.

<Entry Requirements>

• All passengers requires obtaining embassy permission
after fill in a letter of Undertaking(LOU) by email it to the
Embassy of Malaysia at least three (3) days before departure date. And also requires of Travel Notice issued by obtaining emabssy (Related with above LOU)

• All passengers are required to undergo COVID-19 screening test upon arrival
 - The costs for the test will be borne by the passengers(MYR 120)

<Quarantine Requirements>

All passengers (at a facility for 14 days)
- All expense will be charged to the passengers.

LOU Download site

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Open in new window 
Immigration Department of Malaysia Open in new window 
Ministry of Transport Malaysia Open in new window  
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia Open in new window 

LOU Submit : Click Open in new window 


<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

<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)


<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

<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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<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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<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 


<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

<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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<Entry Restrictions>
• All foreign nationals


 - 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

• Temperature check for international flights passengers departing and arriving in Canada (as of Jul 25)
 - Effective date for flights departing from Canada : Jul 30, at noon eastern time
 - Application at YYZ, YVR, YYC, YUL airports only

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

<Entry Restrictions>
All foreign nationals

<Quarantine Requirements>

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

• Diplomats

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<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.


<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

• Some passengers are required to pay for the use of quartine facilities charge with own expense (as of Aug 11).

- Reference Click Open in new window 

- Single Room $3100.00/1 Person (Extra Adult $950.00, Child $475.00)

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<Entry Restrictions>
All passengers entering Russia require two-weeks self isolation


 - Foreign nationals who hold COVID-19 negative certificate(written in English or Russian). The certificate must be issued within 3days of arrival.

 - Own nationals no require COVID-19 negative certificate.
However must get COVID-19 test within 3 days upon arrival.

* As the criteria for frequent policy changes and individual cases vary, accurate information needs to be re-checked by the relevant authority.

<Transit Restrictions>
COVID-19 negative certificate require for transit

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<Entry Restrictions>
All passenger allowed from/to any Turkish aerodromes with the following conditions (as of Jun 12)

A - All passengers have to wear masks during any time at the airport and on board.
B - All arriving passengers will be asked to fill the passenger locator forms during the flight.
C - All arriving passengers will be examined and will be tested if they have any symptoms.
Passengers shall be informed by the operators beforehand and during flight.
D - Passengers with positive test results will not be deported, being treated.

All passenger 14 days of residence or designation facility isolation in case of a confirmed diagnosis passenger on boarding aircraft.

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• Visa exemption entry suspended

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

• All passengers (Including visitor, residence and transit passenger) must have a negative covid-19 test certificate. (As of Aug 1)
 - Children under the age of 12 and passenger with moderate or severe disabilities are exempted from PCR test
 - The test must be taken within 96 hours prior to departure from the airport of origin.
 - Travelers and visitor are required to present valid health insurance that can be used in UAE as required


<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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<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 destined for the U.S will undergo a COVID-19 screening, interview and fever check before board the aircraft. (As of Jul 24)

 - Depending on the result, the passengers may not be able to board the aircraft.

• All passengers(*) are required to complete an online traveler form before entering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (As of Aug 1)
 (*) Including both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents arriving from the U.S Domestic and International flights.

 - Except for some exceptions, such as COVID-19 test negative certificate holder issued within 72 hours of arrival, all eligible passengers are required to conduct self-isolate for 14 days.

 - Fine will be applied if failing to fill out the Massachusetts Travel Form or for violating a 14-day self-isolation obligation.

* More detail information is available at:
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Open in new window 

   COVID-19 Travel Order Open in new window 

   Massachusetts Travel Form Open in new window 

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.


<Entry Restrictions>
• All foreign nationals

  [Exception] Diplomatic passport and valid visa holder

• Passengers of flights arriving from the states of the Red zone will be placed on 14-day quarantine.

• Passengers arriving from countries in the Yellow zone will be sent for 14-day self-isolation.

• Passengers of flights arriving from the states of Green zone, after passing then registration procedures at airports and medical examination.

[Red] USA, India, Russia, Spain, UK, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bangladesh, France, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Oman, Kuwait, Ukraine, Israel, Bahrain, Romania, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Germany, Canada, Qatar, Belarus, UAE, Portugal, Singapore, Poland, Japan, Algeria, Nepal, Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden

[Yellow] Luxembourg

[Green] South Korea, Vietnam, Finland, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Yemen, Tunisia, Jordan, Latvia, Cyprus, Georgia, Mongolia

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