Start from 24 July 2020, any person (both citizen and foreigner) who is permitted to enter Malaysia is required to undergo a mandatory 14 days’ quarantine at a quarantine centre designated by the Malaysian Government, and that a screening test will be conducted upon the arrival of the person. More information about the entry procedures can be obtained from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Conditional Movement Control Order will be replaced with Recovery Movement Control Order start from 10th June 2020. Inter-state movement is permitted except for areas under Enhanced Movement Control Order. However, the restriction of international travel will remain.
Start from 3 October 2020, the inter-district Movement Control Order will be imposed in Sabah, whereby inter-district movement would be allowed only for essential services related to food, medical supplies, security and others to criss-cross districts.
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The travellers from Australia, Brunei, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and Vietnam may visit the page of SafeTravel for latest information of the special travel arrangements between the countries.
Start from 17 September 2020, all Long-Term Pass and IPA holders who has visited India within the last 14 days prior to entry are required to take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours before departure, and with a valid negative COVID-19 test result as a condition of approval to enter Singapore. They will need to serve the 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities and a negative COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN.
From July 19, 2020, the following policies are in place:
Start from 29 March 2020, 2359 hours, all Long Term Visitor Pass (LVTP) holders, as well as those who have been granted In Principal Approval (IPA) for LTVP, who are planning to enter or return to Singapore, must obtain ICA’s permission before they commence their journey to Singapore. They can do so by submitting their application for entry to ICA_nCoV_request@ica.gov.sg.
All existing Student Pass holders and those who have been granted IPA who are planning to enter or return to Singapore must obtain MOE’s permission before they commence their journey to Singapore.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will only allow the entry/return of work pass holders, including their dependents, for those providing essential services, such as in healthcare and transport.
Further details as per link below:https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19
From July 20, 2020, China's Civil Aviation Administration announced that all persons (including Chinese nationals) must have proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 5 days before departure using a nucleic acid test performed by a provider recognized by the local Chinese embassy or consulate, except the residents from Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, or Taiwan. Chinese nationals should upload test results using the "Health QR Code" mobile app. Foreign nationals must submit test results to a Chinese embassy or consulate and obtain a "Health Status" certificate for use when boarding flights bound for China.
From June 8, 2020, Singaporean nationals traveling to one of the following 6 provinces or municipalities in China for business purposes may qualify for special "fast lane" immigration clearance: Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, or Zhejiang. To use "fast lane," subject to the terms and measurements applied.
From May 1, 2020, Korean nationals traveling to China for business purposes may qualify for special "fast-track" immigration clearance provided they meet the following criteria: They are sponsored by a Korean or Chinese firm in China that has successfully applied for permission to use the "fast-track" program;
Korea nationals using the "fast-track" program are restricted to the following regions in China: Anhui Province, Chongqing Municipality, Guangdong Province, Jiangsu Province, Liaoning Province, Shaanxi Province, Shandong Province, Shanghai Municipality, Sichuan Province, and Tianjin Municipality.
Further details as per link below:https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/
The foreign visitors in Indonesia are required to extend their visiting pass at the immigration office. Otherwise, they are not allowed to stay in the country after 20 Sept, 2020.Start from 2 April 2020, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Indonesia except for the following categories:
All foreign visitors (as specified above) arriving in Indonesia are required to:
Immigration control at borders remains open for Indonesian citizens entering the Indonesian Territory unless required otherwise. Passport application service at all Indonesian Embassy or Consulates remains opens for Indonesian citizens overseas.
Further details as per link below:https://www.covid19.go.id/
The Royal Thai Government has further extended the national state of emergency until 30 September 2020 with no changes on the entry ban.
The Royal Thai Government has decided to further extend the national state of emergency until 31 July 2020, and that the ban on international flight remains, except for the following:
Further details as per link below:https://www.bangkokpost.com/
Start from 1 July 2020, the Vietnamese government will issue e-visa to citizens from 80 countries since July 1 this year, according to its latest Resolution No. 79/NQ-CP.
These countries are Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ireland, Iceland, Austria, Poland, Belarus, Belgium, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Canada, Qatar, Germany, Chile, Colombia, India, Czech Republic, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Cyprus, Timor Leste, Estonia, Georgia, Republic of Korea, United States of America, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Russia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Micronesia, Malta, Macedonia, Mexico, Myanmar, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nauru, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Palau, Panama, Finland, France, Fiji, Philippines, Marshall Islands, Salomons Islands, Romania, Western Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders, not apply to Chinese e-passport holders), Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Visitors with e-visas can enter Viet Nam at eight international airports, or arrive via land at 16 international border gates and via sea at 13 ports across the country.
From March 7, all inbound travellers coming to Vietnam will be required to submit a health declaration upon arrival. Travellers can fill out the declaration at the airport or submit it in advance at this link(https://suckhoetoandan.vn/khaiyte). Travellers showing symptoms of COVID-19 may be required to carry out medical checks, and placed in a 14-day quarantine at designated health facilities in Vietnam.https://tuoitrenews.vn/
From April 1, 2020, all border checkpoints are closed and all international flights are suspended. The Laotian government has suspended the issuing of new visas and visa-on-arrival services. This policy does not apply to persons deemed by the government to be experts, technicians, or foreign workers crucial for major projects. Such persons must apply for entry permission from a Laotian embassy or consulate abroad before departing for Laos. All persons (including Lao nationals) traveling to Laos from abroad are required to carry a certificate showing a negative result for COVID-19 using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. The certificate must be issued by a "trustworthy" medical institution no more than 72 hours prior to departure for Laos.
Further details as per link below:https://laotiantimes.com/
Effective from 24 March, 2020, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering or transiting through Brunei. The government has suspended the issuance of new visas.
Also, all visitors arriving into Brunei, will be required to undergo a 14-day self-isolation period immediately at appointed monitoring centres or if specific criteria are met at home under the law, except transit guests.
Effective from 16th March 2020 all citizens and residents of Brunei (including other nationalities holding green identification cards) are restricted from leaving the country, except in certain circumstances such as undergoing medical care, attending court hearings, or resuming study abroad. Permission for travelling must be approved by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Further details as per link below:http://www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/pressreleaseCOVID-19.aspx
From April 11, 2020, all international commercial flights are suspended and all land border checkpoints are closed. All persons (including Myanmar nationals) arriving from abroad must undergo a 21-day quarantine at a designated facility followed by 7 days of self-isolation at home. The Myanmar government has suspended the issuing of visas to foreign nationals. This policy does not apply to accredited diplomats, United Nations officials, and crews of ships or aircraft traveling to and from Myanmar. All existing visa-free and visa-on-arrival arrangements are suspended.
A temporary suspension of issuance of visas on arrival and e-visa for all countries from March 21, 2020.
The suspension will be effective until April 30 this year, but diplomats accredited to Myanmar, resident United Nations (UN) officials and any foreign nationals who intend to travel to Myanmar on compelling reason or on important official mission are asked to contact Myanmar missions for necessary entry visa or for ease of the quarantine procedure.
All incoming travellers including Myanmar nationals from the United States, Switzerland, Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Denmark will be put under facility quarantine on their arrival in Myanmar.
Further details as per link below:http://www.myanmarembassy.sg/covid-19/
From 17 June, 2020, the visitors are required to place a deposit of USD3,000-00 upon their arrival to the country being the costs for COVID-19 test and quarantine.
On 20 May 2020, the Cambodian Government has lifted the entry ban for the visitors from Iran, Italy , Spain, Germany, France, and United State. Nonetheless, the foreign visitors are still required to possess a medical certificate that is issued not more than 72 hours confirming the none infection of the Covid-19, the proof of health insurance cover $50,000.00, and subject to the quarantine procedure upon arrival.
The Cambodian government will extend visas for foreign tourists, who have been stranded in Cambodia due to COVID-19 outbreak until they can return to their countries.
From March 30, 2020, the Cambodian government has suspended the issuing of tourist visas, e-visas, and visas on arrival to all foreign nationals for one month.
The government will ban foreigners from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the United States from entering the country for 30 days, effective March 17.
The closure of Vietnam and Cambodia borders from March 20 to further prevent the spread of the epidemic except for official and diplomatic passports.
Further details as per link below:https://www.khmertimeskh.com/
From 1 August 2020, foreign nationals with long term visas are allowed to enter the Philippines.
From March 22, 2020, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering the Philippines except for the foreign spouses and children of Filipino citizens, diplomatic official, and those working for international organizations.
Any person coming from China and its special administrative regions (SARs) Hong Kong and Macau will not be allowed entry, except Filipino citizens and foreigners holding permanent resident visas issued by the Philippine government, while they should be quarantined for 14 days after entry. President Rodrigo Duterte announced on March 12 that the Department of Health has raised the Alert Level for the COVID-19 to Alert Level 4 Code Red Sub-Level 2, the whole of Metro Manila has been put on community quarantine which means that land, domestic air, and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila is not allowed during the period of March 15 12:00 to April 14 23:59.
Further details as per link below:https://www.dfa.gov.ph/covid-19-advisories/26400-travel-advisory-inbound-travel-restrictions-by-philippine-government-on-filipino-travelers
The above information about travel/entry restrictions is for reference only. We urge all travellers to check with the relevant authorities on the latest travel restrictions imposed that may affect your journey. For other countries which not listed above, please check from respective country/region's official travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements, and advisories.