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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

More information available at: https://www.bruneitourism.com/covid19-travellers-advisory/

Entry Travel Pass Applications To Enter Brunei Darussalam
Beginning from 15th September 2020, Entry Travel Pass will be issued for inbound travelers of foreign nationalities arriving in Brunei Darussalam. The Entry Travel Pass may be issued for the following individuals:

  • Essential business travel (including official travel)
  • Students
  • Individual primarily here for the purpose of medical treatment
  • Compassionate and other special circumstances, such as parents, spouse, or other immediate family members of Brunei Citizens or Residents

Applications will be reviewed for considerations on a case-to-case basis by authorities.

Important note for eligibility of Entry Travel Pass:

  • Travelers must have remained within the country of departure for the last 14 days prior to departure for Brunei
  • Transit while en-route to Brunei is only permitted in a country with an equivalent or lower risk category as per Ministry of Health risk assessment. The traveler may not leave the airport while in transit.
    • Applications must be submitted at least 8 working days before intended date of travel by the sponsoring (receiving) agency or sponsoring family member in Brunei Darussalam on behalf of the traveler via Entry Travel Pass portal. The contact person of the sponsoring agency or sponsoring family member must be available to be contacted at all times.
    • If the traveler is intending to make official travel to Brunei Darussalam, the sponsoring agency being a national authority or government agency must submit a supporting letter from the Permanent Secretary or Head of said agency.
    • If the traveler is intending to make business travel to Brunei Darussalam, the sponsoring agency being a private company must obtain and submit a letter of endorsement from the relevant Brunei Darussalam authority or government agency.
    • Upon arrival, travelers will be 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’s risk assessment. Accommodation for the duration of post-arrival self-isolation must be selected from the drop down menu on the Entry Travel Pass application page. It is the responsibility of the traveler or Sponsoring agency to book directly with hoteliers and secure such accommodation before arrival. It is advised to make a minimum booking duration of 6 days stay at the hotel and to refer to respective hotels on their refund/cancellation policies. Change of hotel during the determined isolation period is not allowed.
    • The guidelines of the Entry Pass applications to enter Brunei Darussalam can be accessed on The Prime Minister’s Office website www.pmo.gov.bn/travelportal.

Pre-Departure Covid-19 Test

  • Travelers are required to undertake pre-departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) testing within 72 hours prior to departure at a designated medical center that is recognized by the government of the country of departure. Travelers should refrain from leaving their place of residence for non-essential reasons during the period of time between undergoing the PCR test and departing the country for Brunei Darussalam.
  • Travelers should obtain a negative SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR test result from the authorities designated by the respective governments, before travelling to Brunei. The test result certificate must clearly state ‘RT-PCR’ in order to be authenticated. Where there are circumstances that the traveler is unable to obtain such test, the sponsor must obtain an exemption letter from Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam via e-mail at health@moh.gov.bn
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, 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 Immigration Department of Malaysia
    • Citizen under Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) programme (Subject to terms and condition)
  2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and subject to quarantine at government monitored facilities for 14 10 days, at their own expense. Individuals who have undergone the COVID-19 RT-PCR screening within 72 hours prior to departure, will be quarantined for 7 days from the day of arrival. (Amendment: 13 December 2020)
  3. Beginning on the 15th of November 2020, all foreign citizens who are allowed to enter Malaysia are REQUIRED to make the payment online via MySafeTravel or MyQr application (by MYEG) for their quarantine cost and COVID-19 test prior to their departure. The online payment system can be accessed via https://safetravel.myeg.com.my/. Malaysian citizens who wish to return to Malaysia after the date above are also encourage to pay via the system prior to their departure. You are only required to disclose the proof of payment during the clearance process at the International Entry Point in Malaysia
  4. 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.
  5. Individuals who are subject to quarantine orders will be referred to as Person Under Surveillance (PUS). The government has determined that, PUS will be quarantined in a hotel that has been gazetted and scheduled as a Quarantine Station on the day of arrival OR choose to be quarantined in a hotel that offers premium services. For that purpose, PUS needs to confirm the selection of Quarantine Station three (3) days before the departure date via MySejahtera mobile application.
  6. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight; and must install ‘MySejahtera app’ in their smart phone. 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 all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 January 2021.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. Domestic operations have resumed on 16 December in compliance with all recommended practices from the authority.
  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 72 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, travelers must have a Nasal Swab test. 5 days after a test is done, travelers 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. Ministry of Health and Sports implement travel bans to residents of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland visiting Myanmar to prevent spread of the new SARS-CoV-2 Variant starting from 31st December, 2020.
  4. Myanmar Government suspended the e-visa and visa-on-arrival programs for visitors of all countries until 31 January 2021.
  5. With a view to preventing the 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. All passengers arriving to Myanmar will be subject to health check and temperature screening at the entry of the border check points.
  6. Wearing mask is obligated in all public places.
  7. Arrivals in Myanmar must enter government-arranged quarantine. Quarantine for new arrivals is 14 days in total.
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. As the global situation evolves, Singapore will continue to adjust border measures and any changes to border measures will be updated on the SafeTravel website. Travellers are advised to visit the website to check for the most updated border measures before entering Singapore and be prepared to be subjected to the prevailing border measures upon entry, including payment for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities, tests and treatment.
  2. Travellers planning to visit Singapore should also visit the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) webpage for the latest information on the latest COVID-19 updates in Singapore.
  3. Travellers approved for entry should refer to the specific requirements and process for the respective Safe Travel lanes they are entering Singapore on. The health control requirements would also be stated as conditions of entry approval where relevant.
  4. Travellers must submit a health declaration before arrival via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service or via the mobile application. This does not apply to Travellers in transit.
  5. Singapore currently requires travellers who are not Singapore Citizens (SCs) or Permanent Residents (PRs), and who have recent travel history to high-risk countries/ regions, to take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. These travellers are then required to serve their Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and they are tested at the end of their SHN. More information on SHN may be found at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/health/shn
    • With effect from 11.59pm on 24 January 2021, as part of tighter border measures to manage the risk of imported COVID-19 cases, all travellers, including SCs and PRs, will need to take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon arrival in Singapore. To expedite the COVID-19 PCR test at the airport, travellers are strongly encouraged to register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test prior to departing for Singapore at https://safetravel.changiairport.com.
    • With effect from 11.59pm on 18 January 2021, until further notice, all returning SCs and PRs from the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa will be subject to an additional 7-day self-isolation at their place of residence, following their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities. Returnees from the UK and South Africa will be tested at the end of their SHN (as per the current requirement), and again after they have completed their 7-day self-isolation period.
  6. Currently, short-term visitors entering Singapore under the Air Travel Pass (ATP) and Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGLs) are required to bear the full costs of medical treatment, should they be suspected of being infected with COVID-19 or require medical treatment for COVID-19 while in Singapore.
    • With effect from 11.59pm on 31 January 2021, short-term visitors applying to enter Singapore via the Air Travel Pass (ATP) and Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGLs) will need to have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000. The travel insurance will help them pay for the costs of their medical treatment in Singapore. Visitors should purchase travel insurance prior to travelling to Singapore. Visitors can purchase the travel insurance from Singapore-based or overseas insurers. A list of available insurance products can be found at the SafeTravel website.

*This information is accurate as at 19 January 2021. 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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