Update on country entry requirements due to the CoronaVirus outbreak

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In connection with the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) outbreak in China (People’s Rep.), the following changes have been published in Timatic:

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA – published 06.02.2020

Passengers and airline crew who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 28 days are not allowed to enter Antigua and Barbuda.

– This does not apply to nationals of Antigua and Barbuda.

 

ARMENIA – published 06.02.2020

Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt. They must obtain a visa or an e-visa prior to their arrival in Armenia. The e-visa can be obtained at https://evisa.mfa.am/

 

AUSTRALIA – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers who have transited through or have been in China (People’s Rep.) on or after 1 February 2020, will not be allowed to transit or enter Australia.

– This does not apply to airline crew.

2. Nationals of Australia who have transited through or have been in China (People’s Rep.) on or after 1 February 2020 will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia.

3. Passengers who reside in Australia and have transited through or have been in China (People’s Rep.) on or after the 1 February 2020 will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia.

 

AZERBAIJAN – published 06.02.2020

Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan if they do not have a visa obtained before departure.

 

BAHAMAS – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 20 days are not allowed to enter.

2. Residents of the Bahamas who have been in China (People’s Rep.) will be subject to immediate quarantine for a maximum of 14 days.

 

BANGLADESH – published 08.02.2020

1. Nationals of China (Peoples’ Rep.), passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport, a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport or a Macao (SAR China) passport traveling to Bangladesh can no longer obtain a visa on arrival.

2. Passengers arriving from China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macau (SAR China) must fill-in a Health Clearance Form provided by cabin crew.

 

BELIZE – published 10.02.2020

Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Belize.

– This does not apply to nationals of Belize.

– This does not apply to passengers who reside in Belize.

 

CHINESE TAIPEI – published 07.02.2020

1. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) are not allowed to transit or enter Chinese Taipei.

– This does not apply if their spouse is from Chinese Taipei.

2. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Chinese Taipei.

– This does not apply to passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport.

– This does not apply to residents of Chinese Taipei with a ROC (Taiwan) Resident Certificate, type APRC or ARC.

– This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.

– This does not apply to passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport.

– This does not apply if airline crew have transited through China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) but not leaving the transit areas. They can enter with a guarantee letter proving that they have not entered China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days.

3. Passengers residing in China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) are not allowed to enter Chinese Taipei.

– This does not apply to passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport.

– This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.

– This does not apply to passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport.

 

COOK ISL. – published 06.02.2020

Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Cook Isl.

 

EL SALVADOR – published 06.02.2020

Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a normal passport arriving from China (People’s Rep.) are not allowed to enter El Salvador. This does not apply to passengers who reside in El Salvador.

 

FIJI – published 07.02.2020

Passengers and airline crew who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Fiji.

– This does not apply to nationals of Fiji.

 

GUATEMALA – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 15 days are not allowed to enter Guatemala.

2. This does not apply to nationals of Guatemala, who will be interviewed in order to comply with clinical evaluation. They will be transferred to a Health Service for the due isolation and treatment by the Ministry of Public Health, if required.

 

HONG KONG – published 08.02.2020

1. Passengers who reside or have been in the Hubei Province (China People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Hong Kong (SAR China). – – This does not apply to passengers who reside in Hong Kong (SAR China).

2. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter if their permitted stay in Hong Kong (SAR China) is less than 14 days.

3. Passengers arriving from China (People’s Rep.) or having been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days.

 

INDIA – published 09.02.2020

1. Visa and e-visa issued to nationals of China (People’s Rep.) before 5 February 2020 are invalidated.

– This does not apply to passengers with an OCI card.

– This does not apply to airline crew.

2. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) on or after 15 January 2020 are not allowed to enter India. Visa and e-visa issued before 5 February 2020 are invalidated.

– This does not apply to passengers with an OCI card.

– This does not apply to airline crew.

 

INDONESIA – published 08.02.2020

Passengers and airline crew who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter or transit Indonesia.

– This does not apply to nationals of Indonesia.

– This does not apply to residents of Indonesia.

 

IRAN – published 09.02.2020

Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt. However, they can obtain a visa on arrival.

They are required to clear the medical and health check stage upon arrival and then they will be given a certificate.

 

IRAQ – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Iraq.

2. Nationals of Iraq who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days.

3. Passengers who reside in Iraq and have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days.

ISRAEL – published 06.02.2020

Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Israel.

– This does not apply to nationals of Israel, their spouses and their children.

– This does not apply to residents of Israel.

JAMAICA – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) will be subject to immediate quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

2. Passengers returning from China (People’s Rep.) who have been granted landing privileges and who show any symptom of the novel Coronavirus will be put in immediate isolation.

JAPAN – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in the Hubei Province (China People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan. This does not apply to nationals of Japan.

2. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a passport issued in Hubei Province (China People’s Rep.) are not allowed to enter Japan.

 

JORDAN – published 06.02.2020

Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Jordan.

– This does not apply to nationals of Jordan, their spouses and children.

 

KAZAKHSTAN – published 06.02.2020

Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a normal passport arriving at Almaty (ALA), Aktau (SCO), Astana (TSE), Karaganda (KGF), Shymkent (CIT) or Taraz (DMB) are no longer visa exempt.

 

KIRIBATI – published 06.02.2020

Passengers who have been in a country with confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) are not allowed to enter Kiribati. They must have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) for a period of minimum 14 days before entering Kiribati.

KOREA (REP.) – published 07.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in the Hubei Province (China People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Korea (Rep.). This does not apply to nationals or residents of Korea (Rep.).

2. Korean visas issued by the Wuhan Consulate in the Hubei Province are invalidated.

3. Nationals of China (People’s Rep) with a passport issued in the Hubei Province are not allowed to enter Korea (Rep.).

4. A visa is required to transit through (Korea Rep.) for:

– nationals of China (People’s Rep.); and

– visa required nationals arriving from China (People’s Rep.).

 

KOREA (DEM. PEOPLE’S REP.) – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers traveling as tourists are not allowed to enter.

2. Passengers traveling on business or duty must spend 14 days in quarantine upon arrival.

 

KOSOVO (REP.) – published 07.02.2020

Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) are not allowed to enter Kosovo (Rep.).

– This does not apply when they travel with a medical certificate proving they are free from Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov).

– This does not apply to airline crew.

 

KUWAIT – published 06.02.2020

1. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) are not allowed to enter Kuwait.

2. Passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport are not allowed to enter Kuwait.

3. Passengers with a residence permit or visa issued by China (People’s Rep.) who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 2 weeks are not allowed to enter Kuwait.

4. Passengers with a residence permit or visa issued by Hong Kong (SAR China) who have been in Hong Kong (SAR China) in the past 2 weeks are not allowed to enter Kuwait.

 

MACAO (SAR CHINA) – published 06.02.2020

Passengers who reside or have been in the Hubei Province (Chine People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days must present a certificate issued by a legal medical institution proving they are not infected with the novel coronavirus.

– This does not apply to passengers with a passport issued by Macao (SAR China).

– This does not apply to passengers who reside in Macao (SAR China).

MALAYSIA – published 10.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in the Hubei, Zhejiang or Jiangsu Provinces (China People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Malaysia.

– This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia and passengers who reside in Malaysia.

2. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a passport issued in Hubei Province (China People’s Rep.) are not allowed to enter Malaysia.

– This does not apply to passengers who reside in Malaysia.

MALDIVES – published 06.02.2020

Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the Maldives.

– This does not apply to nationals of the Maldives.

MARSHALL ISL. – published 06.02.2020

Passengers arriving from China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) are not allowed to enter.

MAURITIUS – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers who reside or have been in China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Mauritius.

2. Nationals of Mauritius who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days will be placed in quarantine.

3. Passengers who reside in Mauritius and have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days will be placed in quarantine.

 

MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES) – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) on or after 6 January 2020, are not allowed to enter Micronesia (Federated States).

– This does not apply to airline crew.

2. Passengers who have been in a country with confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov), other than China (People’s Rep.), are not allowed to enter Micronesia (Federated States). They must have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) for a period of minimum 14 days before entering Micronesia (Federated States).

– This does not apply to airline crew.

 

MONGOLIA – published 06.02.2020

Passengers who reside or have been in the Hubei Province (China People’s Rep.) in the past 1 month are not allowed to transit or enter Mongolia. This does not apply to passengers who reside in Mongolia.

 

MYANMAR – published 06.02.2020

1. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) traveling to Myanmar can no longer obtain a visa on arrival.

2. Passengers arriving from China (People’s Rep.) on any chinese airline can no longer obtain a visa on arrival.

NEW ZEALAND – published 07.02.2020

Passengers who have transited through or have been in China (People’s Rep.) on or after 2 February 2020, will not be allowed to transit or enter New Zealand.

This does not apply to below listed passengers who are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into New Zealand.

– nationals of New Zealand and their immediate family members,

– residents of New Zealand and their immediate family members.

 

NIUE – published 07.02.2020

Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 30 days are not allowed to enter Niue. They must have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) for a period of minimum 14 days before entering Niue and have an official medical clearance undertaken within 3 days prior to arrival in Niue.

 

PALAU – published 06.02.2020

Passengers who have transited through or have been in China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Palau.

 

PARAGUAY – published 06.02.2020

Visas issued to nationals of China (People’s Rep.) are invalidated.

 

PHILIPPINES – published 06.02.2020

Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the Philippines.

– This does not apply to nationals of the Philippines who will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into the Philippines.

– This does not apply to passengers who reside in the Philippines who will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into the Philippines.

 

RUSSIAN FED. – published 06.02.2020

Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) traveling to Kaliningrad (KGD), St. Petersburg (LED) or Vladivostok (VVO) can no longer obtain an e-visa.

 

SAMOA – published 06.02.2020

Passengers who have transited through or have been in countries with confirmed Coronavirus cases must have spent a period of 14 days in quarantine before arrival to Samoa. They must have medical clearance issued 3 days before arrival.

 

SEYCHELLES – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Seychelles.

– This does not apply to nationals of Seychelles.

– This does not apply to residents of Seychelles.

2. Passengers residing in China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) are not allowed to transit or enter Seychelles.

– This does not apply to nationals of Seychelles.

SINGAPORE – published 08.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the last 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Singapore.

– This does not apply to residents of Singapore (Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents or travelers holding a long-term pass (Work Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass, Long-term Visit Pass only) with final destination Singapore. If they have been in Hubei Province (China People’s Rep.) in the last 14 days, they will be quarantined upon entry in Singapore.

2. For work pass holders with travel history to mainland China in the last 14 days, they are allowed to enter Singapore subjected to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) prior approval. They are required to show the MOM approval letter to airline staff upon check-in and before boarding.

3. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a passport issued in Hubei Province (China People’s Rep.) are not allowed to transit or enter Singapore.

– This does not apply to residents of Singapore (Permanent Residents only) or travelers holding a long-term pass (Work Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass, Long-term Visit Pass only) with final destination Singapore. They will be quarantined upon entry in Singapore.

4.Passengers with an Approved Letter for Entry from the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority will not be subject to the above restrictions. They are still subject to the prevailing health screening requirement upon arriving at Singapore airport. Possession of an Approved Letter for Entry does not guarantee the issuance of a Visit Pass to enter Singapore.

5. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a short or multiple term visa issued by Singapore, the visa have been suspended and not valid for travel.

SOLOMON ISL. – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers who have transited through or have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Solomon Isl. This does not apply to nationals or residents of Solomon Isl.

2. Passengers arriving from certain countries who have transited through Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru or Papua New Guinea are not allowed to enter Solomon Isl. This does not apply to nationals or residents of Solomon Isl.

SOMALIA – published 10.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 20 days are not allowed to enter Somalia.

2. Residents of Somalia who have been in China (People’s Rep) are subject to immediate quarantine for a maximum of 14 days.

SRI LANKA – published 06.02.2020

Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) can no longer obtain a visa on arrival in Sri Lanka.

TONGA – published 07.02.2020

Passengers and airline crew arriving from or transiting through China (People’s Rep.) are not allowed to enter Tonga. They must have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) for a period of minimum 14 days before entering Tonga and have an official medical clearance undertaken within 3 days prior to arrival in Tonga.

– This does not apply to nationals of Tonga and their immediate family members.

– This does not apply to permanent residents of Tonga and their immediate family members.

– This does not apply to airline crew on direct flights from China (People’s Rep.) who have been using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – published 07.02.2020

1. Passengers and crew members who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Trinidad and Tobago.

– This does not apply to nationals of Trinidad and Tobago.

– This does not apply to passengers who reside in Trinidad and Tobago

2. Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days will be put in immediate isolation.

3. Passengers who are permanent residents of Trinidad and Tobago and who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days will be put in immediate isolation.

USA – published 06.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA.

– This does not apply to nationals of the USA.

– This does not apply to passengers who reside in the USA.

2. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD).

VANUATU – published 10.02.2020

1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macau (SAR China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Vanuatu.

2. Passengers must complete an Incoming Passenger Health Declaration Form before boarding.

3.Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macau (SAR China) since 31 December 2019 but who have spent the previous 14 days outside of China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macau (SAR China) must supply a copy of Medical Clearance Form 1, completed by a registered medical practitioner certifying that they are free from any respiratory illness.

4. Passengers showing symptoms of respiratory illness (flu, running nose, fever, headache, chest pain, or difficulty in breathing) must be tested by a registered medical practitioner for 2019-nCoV and supply a copy of Medical Clearance Form 2 completed by a registered medical practitioner certifying that they have been tested for 2019-nCoV at a WHO appointed 2019-nCoV referral laboratory, and that the test returned a negative result for 2019-nCoV.

 

VIET NAM – published 06.02.2020

Passengers who have been in or transited through China (People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Viet Nam.

– This does not apply to nationals of Viet Nam.

– This does not apply to passengers who reside in Viet Nam.

 

If any new travel restrictions will be imposed, we will ensure that Timatic is updated accordingly. We are monitoring this outbreak very closely and we will keep you posted on the developments.

 

Source: iatatravelcentre.com

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1 Comment

  1. Spyboy
    February 10, 2020 @ 10:33 am

    What about Ghana

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