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Table summary of travel restriction and quarantine information (to be verified by AMSs) – 25 August 2020

CountriesTravel Restrictions and Quarantine Information
Brunei Darussalam
  1. All visitors (non-citizens and non-permanent residents) will be denied entry from all ports of entry (land, sea, and air) into Brunei Darussalam beginning 24th March 2020. This includes any visitor on transit in Brunei Darussalam. Special consideration will be given to those whose affairs are of national importance or pertain to the national interest of Brunei Darussalam subject to approval from the Department of Immigration and National Registration.
  2. ALL other arrivals into Brunei Darussalam from any other country are required to undergo self-isolation at hotel accommodation for a period of between 2 to 14 days depending on the self-isolation notice that is given upon arrival as determined by the Ministry of Health depending on country risk categorization.
  3. Commencing on 14 August 2020, all foreign travellers arriving to Brunei Darussalam are also required to bear the cost of the COVID-19 laboratory testing of B$350.00 per individual. This is in addition to bearing the cost of self-isolation for 14 days as previously announced.
Cambodia
  1. All visa exemptions, visas on arrival and e-visas are suspended. This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic visa (Visa A) or an official visa (Visa B) issued by Cambodia (tourist visas are still on suspension).
  2. JC International Airlines will resume its flight from Kunming-Phnom Penh on 2nd September 2020 weekly every Wednesday.
  3. For foreign travellers who are investors-businesspersons, company staffs, experts, skilled workers, technicians and family members, who are sponsored
    1. Before arriving in Cambodia,
      Foreign travellers must have the following documents:
      1. Medical Certificate issued by health authorities, recognized and certified by the Government of his/her home country indicating that he/she is COVID-19 negative for 72 hours prior to the departure.
      2. Validation Certificate on Payment Guarantee which is issued and approved by the RGC.
      3. Valid visa
      4. Letters or documents confirming hotel reservation (Proof of Online Booking) for accommodation, in which the reservation must be made at least three (3) days prior to the departure.
      5. Proof of Health Insurance package for COVID-19 treatment purchased by travellers, with a cost of USD90 and is valid for 20 days
    2. While arriving at International Airports in Cambodia
      • b.1: Foreign travellers shall:
        1. Present all document above to authority
        2. Have the right to use Special Priority Lane, after having the above-mentioned required documents inspected, to receive the COVID-19 medical examination, facilitated by health officials before being transported to the reserved hotels.
      • b2: In the event that the foreign travellers have to be quarantined for 14 days, the sponsor must be responsible for all expenses. The sponsor is required to:
        • Pay in full to the hotel for all expenses based on the actual invoice, for the 14-day hotel accommodation expenses, within the 7-day stay.
        • Pay to the MOH for the fees of the following-up COVID-19 medical examination tests at the end of the 14-day quarantine period.
      • b3: In the event that the foreign travellers have contracted the COVID-19 virus during their stay in Cambodia, the sponsor is required to cover all medical expenses until the patient is fully recovered, and to pay to the public hospital where the patient has been admitted for treatment.
  4. For foreign travellers who are investors-businesspersons, company staffs, experts, skilled workers, technicians and family members, who have not been sponsored but invited:
    1. Before arriving in Cambodia Foreign travellers shall have the following documents:
      1. Medical Certificate issued by health authorities, recognized and certified by the Government of his/her home country indicating that he/she is COVID-19 negative for72 hours prior to the departure.
      2. The Validation Confiscate of invitation which is issued and approved by RGC which is done by online.
      3. Valid visa
      4. Proof of Health Insurance package for COVID-19 treatment purchased by travellers, with a cost of USD90 and is valid for 20 days.
      5. Letters or documents confirming hotel reservation (Proof of Online Booking)
    2. When arriving at International Airports in Cambodia Foreign travellers shall:
      1. Present all document above to authority
      2. Deposit USD2,000 to cover hotel accommodation costs while waiting for COVID-19 test result, medical examination fees, local transportation cost from the international airport to reserved hotel and expenses during quarantine period, in the case that any fellow travellers are tested positive for COVID-19
      3. Have the right to use Special Priority Lane, after having the above-mentioned required documents inspected, to receive the COVID-19 medical examination, facilitated by health officials before being transported to the reserved hotels.
    3. Noted: everything will be made by online. Furthermore, travellers are advised to seek more clarification from the Royal Embassy of Cambodia or consulate in their country to ensure their documents will be accepted for entry to Cambodia.
Indonesia
  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit, except:
    • Nationals of Indonesia.
    • Foreigners with a Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP).
    • Foreigners with a diplomatic or a service visa.
    • Foreigners with a diplomatic or service stay permit.
    • Foreigners with a visa issued after 31 March 2020.
    • Foreigners/Expatriates working on Strategic National Projects.
    • Medical Aid Workers or Food Sustenance Workers for Humanitarian Purposes
    • Crews (Air, Sea or Land Transport)
  2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID19 PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival. They are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
  3. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative COVID19 PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
Lao PDR
  1. Flights to Lao PDR are suspended until 30 September 2020. This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
  2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID19 test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
  3. A completed health declaration form must be presented upon arrival.
  4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
  5. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next flight.
  6. Also off-limits are traditional border crossings, which will remain closed with the exception of freight transportation.
Malaysia
  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia until 31 December 2020, except:
    • Nationals of Malaysia.
    • Permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card.
    • Passengers with an official passport on a diplomatic mission.
    • Students with an immigration approval.
    • Passengers with a sticker label visa in their passport specifying that they are spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia.
    • Passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) with a printed entry permission from Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
  2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and subject to quarantine at government monitored facilities for 14 days, at their own expense.
  3. Passengers must install ‘MySejahtera app’ in their smart phone and must present a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) issued by a Malaysian representation, to carriers prior to departure and to immigration upon arrival.
  4. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight; and must install ‘MySejahtera app’ in their smart phone.
  5. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed. This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah or Sarawak.
Myanmar
  1. In order to continue to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Myanmar effectively, the National Central Committee of Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19 has decided to further extend the suspension of international air services up to 30 September 2020. This does not apply to medevac flights. Relief flights, all-cargo flights and special flights approved by the Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation are also exempted.
  2. As stated by the National- Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control, and Treatment of Covid-19, it is instructed that foreign nationals in urgent need for implementing the projects, businesses, constructions and official matters that cooperate with the Myanmar Governments, wishing to enter Myanmar must present Laboratory Evidence of Absence of COVID-19 Infection (Real-Time RT-PCR Nasal Swab Result ) taken 36 hours with the way of Fast Track before departure from their current destination. All arriving foreigners will be subject facility quarantine in the specific place and after a day, travellers must have a Nasal Swab test. 5 days after a test is done, travellers will also need to test Nasal Swab again and require proof of a negative PCR result to start at a workplace. There will be subject to testing at their own expense.
  3. Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities until 30 September 2020.
  4. With a view to preventing importation and spread of COVID-19, the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has temporarily suspended entry of any foreign nationals through any border check point being opened between Myanmar and its neighbouring countries. The entry and exit of local population on both sides of the border through the existing check points concerned will not be restricted. They will be subject to health check and temperature screening at the entry of the border check points.
  5. Mask is obligated in all public places.
  6. Ministry of Health and Sports has extended the 14-day facility quarantine to 21-day community-based facility quarantine/hotel quarantine and 7-day home quarantine, totalling 28-day quarantine starting on April 11, 2020.
The Philippines

Based on the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolutions No. 52, 56, 57, and 60, the following are allowed to enter the Philippines upon completion of the conditions as set by the IATF:

  • Filipinos
  • Foreign spouse and minor children of Filipinos*
  • Children with Special needs (regardless of age) of Filipinos*
  • Foreign parent of minor Filipinos*
  • Foreign parent of Filipino children with special needs (regardless of age) *
  • Accredited foreign government and international organizations officials and their dependents
  • Foreign airline crew members
  • Foreign seafarers with 9(c) visas
  • Foreign nationals with the following long term visas:
    • Section 13 series of Commonwealth Act No.613, as amended
      • 13 Quota, 13(a), 13(b), 13(c), 13(d), 13(e), 13(g) visas
    • RA 7919 visa
    • EO 324 visa
    • Native Born visa
    • Temporary Resident visa relative to Section 13 of CA 613, as amended

*Those without an existing valid visa (including those who previously enjoyed visa-free privileges) must apply for an entry visa at the nearest Philippine Foreign Service Post

Additional requirements for arriving foreigners:

  • Must have valid and existing visa at the time of entry
  • with pre-booked accredited quarantine facility
  • with pre-booked COVID-19 testing provider
  • Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers as set by the National Task Force for COVID19
Singapore
  1. Travellers are not allowed to enter Singapore, except:
    • Nationals of Singapore.
    • Permanent residents of Singapore.
    • Travellers with a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA) in which they must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
    • Travellers with a Work Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), Dependant’s Pass, or the respective In-Principle Approval (IPA) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in which they must have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
    • Travellers with an existing Student’s Pass (STP) or a Student’s Pass In-Principle Approval (STP IPA) in which they must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
    • Residents of China if they have a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-China Fast Lane and have stayed in Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, or Zhejiang in the last 7 days before departure.
    • Residents of Malaysia if they have a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-Malaysia Reciprocal Green Lane and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) have stayed in Malaysia in the last 14 days before departure.
  2. Travellers are not allowed to transit Singapore except when traveling on airlines with transfer routes approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Travellers must check with airlines if they have the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)’s approval, before purchasing tickets.
  3. Travellers must comply with the prevailing Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements upon entry into Singapore. Please refer to https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19.
    • This does not apply to travellers entering Singapore with a valid SafeTravel Pass and Returning Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents holding a Malaysia-issued MyTravelPass, and have an approved SHN waiver for short-term leave in Singapore.
    • All travellers must comply with requirements found at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg.
  4. Travellers must submit a health declaration before arrival via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard) or via the mobile application. This does not apply to travellers in transit.

*This information is accurate as at 25 Aug 2020. Please visit the respective websites for the latest updates.

Thailand
  1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Thailand until 31 August 2020, except:
    • Nationals and residents of Thailand.
    • Persons with exemption or persons being considered, permitted, or invited by the Prime Minister, or the head of responsible persons accountable for resolving state of emergency issues to enter the Kingdom, pertaining to necessity. Such consideration, permission or invitation may be subject to specific conditions and time limits.
    • Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under international organisations, or representatives of foreign governments performing their duties in the Kingdom, or persons of other international agencies as permitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pertaining to necessity, including their spouse, parents, or children.
    • Carriers of necessary goods, subject to immediate return after completion.
    • Crew members who are required to travel into the Kingdom on a mission and have a specified date and time for return.
    • 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 in the Kingdom, or permission to take up residence in the Kingdom.
    • Non-Thai nationals who have a work permit or have been granted permission from government agencies to work in the Kingdom, including their spouse or children.
    • 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.
    • Non-Thai nationals who are in need of medical treatment in Thailand, and their attendants. However, this shall not include medical treatment for COVID-19.
    • Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country.
  2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.
  3. Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Thailand, a Certificate of Entry issued by Royal Thai Embassy, and a Fit to Fly health certificate.
  4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
  5. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
  6. 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.
Vietnam
  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Vietnam, except:
    • Nationals of Vietnam.
    • Passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport.
    • Passengers traveling on business as experts, business managers or high-tech workers.
  2. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Belarus, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation with a normal passport.
  3. Certificates of Visa Exemption issued to residents of China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Republic of Korea, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom are no longer valid.
  4. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
  5. A Health Declaration Form must be completed before arrival. The form can be found at https://tokhaiyte.vn/
  6. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
  7. Airline crew must make a medical declaration and are subject to quarantine until their next flight.
  8. Passengers traveling on business, as experts, must have an international medical insurance or guarantee that the hosting company will pay if there are COVID19 treatment costs; and have a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test taken by Real time-PCR technique, between 3 to 7 days before arrival, in a laboratory approved by the Vietnamese government or under the laboratory system of the World Health Organization.

*Disclaimer: The current information has been collected by ASEAN Secretariat directly from Members States. The information is correct to the best of ASEAN Secretariat’s knowledge at the time of publication is being reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis as the pandemic evolve. 

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