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China Crossing rules: Passengers travelling from Belgium, Ethiopia, India, Italy, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine or United Kingdom are not permitted to enter China. This also includes passengers holding a valid visa or residence permit issued by China. This does not apply to the following passengers: Nationals of China, Passengers holding a diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visa, Visa issued after 3rd November 2020 by a Chinese embassy or consulate for passengers travelling fr... More information

02.12.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Taiwan Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Taiwan. This does not apply to the following passengers: Nationals of Taiwan, Passengers holding a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) issued by Taiwan, Passengers with an approval for entry, provided holding a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate in English obtained within 3 working days prior to departure to Taiwan. Nationals of China, provided they meet any of the following requirements: Passengers who a... More information

02.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Israel Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site or self-isolation at home. International travellers returning from a ‘Green list’ country will not be required to enter self-isolation unless they have visited a ‘red list’ country in the prior 14 days. Full details of current ‘Green list’ countries can be found on the COVID-19 Air Transport website. Passengers arriving from a Red location must go into 14 days self-isolation and fill out an online isol... More information

01.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Israel Latest News: BA, easyJet halt Tel Aviv-London flights until 3 December (Globes, 08.11.2020). Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport will reopen on Thursday at midnight after closure because of COVID-19 lockdown (Jerusalem Post,14.10.2020). Authorities to ease nationwide lockdown restrictions from 18 October (Jerusalem Post,13.10.2020). Direct flights between UAE and Israel postponed until January (Arab News, 13.10.2020) International Restrictions: *Entry and b... More information

01.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Myanmar (Burma) Latest News: Ban on international flights extended to 31 December; current COVID-19 restrictions in place until 15 December (Xinhua, 30.11.2020). Thailand closes 33 border checkpoints with Myanmar (Xinhua , 19.10.2020). International Restrictions: *Entry to Myanmar: The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights from any of its airports until 31 December. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa app... More information

01.12.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Nepal Latest News: Flights between Kathmandu and New Delhi will resume from next week (ANI News, 01.12.2020). Government reopens country for foreign tourists, tourism activities (Xinhua, 26.11.2020). International Restrictions: *Entry to Nepal: Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. Nepal’s land-based entry crossings into Nepal will remain closed to foreigners from third countries until at least 15 December. This does not include tr... More information

01.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Turkey Latest News: Government to impose weekday curfew, full lockdown at weekends to combat spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 30.11.2020). Turkey: Germany extends its travel warning for whole country from 9 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).Turkey-Iraq flights resume after 2-week hiatus (Anadolu Agency, 15.10.2020) International Restrictions: Turkey’s international land, sea and air borders are open. All passengers, of all nationalities, who meet Turkish immigrat... More information

01.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Hong Kong Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Hong Kong if they have been outside of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan in the past 14 days. This does not apply to the following passengers: Nationals of Hong Kong, Residents of Hong Kong, including their spouses and minor children, Crew members and government officials carrying their duties. However, these passengers who have travelled to Bangladesh, Belgium, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, In... More information

01.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Kuwait Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Kuwait. This does not apply to: Nationals of Kuwait and their family members, Nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Passengers holding a valid residence permit issued by Kuwait. More information

01.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Oman Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. All arrivals (over the age of 15) will be required to have a PCR test (nasal swab) at Muscat International Airport. There is a charge of 19 Omani Riyals for this test. You can pay for this test through the... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Lebanon Latest news: Government will gradually ease COVID-19-related restrictions from 30 November (Manila Bulletin, 30.11.2020). International Restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Lebanon on a limited number of routes. Entry to Lebanon : Beirut’s Rafik Hariri international airport re-opened on 1 July with initially limited capacity of 2,000 passengers daily and limited flights. All passengers travelling to Lebanon must fill this healt... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Mongolia Latest News: Government extends nationwide lockdown to contain COVID-19 pandemic until 1 December (Xinhua, 15.11.2020) International Restrictions: All scheduled commercial flights have been cancelled and charter flights leaving Mongolia have been suspended indefinitely. All road border crossings to and from Russia are closed to foreign nationals. Borders between China and Mongolia are closed. The Mongolian government has indicated it may allow fore... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Oman Latest News: Overnight curfew begins 11 October to help contain COVID-19 (Egypt Today, 09.10.2020). International Restrictions: *Before you travel: You must have a valid visa before you travel. Visas cannot currently be issued on arrival. To enter Oman, you will need evidence of a negative PCR test, taken 96 hours or less before your arrival in Oman. You should check with your airline what documentation they require you to produce. You will also need... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Taiwan Latest News: Taiwan and Belize have agreed on an open skies policy that allows bilateral flight services (Focus Taiwan, 30.09.2020) International Restrictions: From 9 November all passengers arriving into Taiwan must declare if they have had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days. If you report symptoms you must have a PCR test at the airport or a hospital immediately after entry into Taiwan. If you test negative you must have a second test after 24 hours... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Yemen International Restrictions: All commercial flights are suspended. UNHAS Flights commenced in to Sanaa on 11 May 2020 from Addis. For Sana’a please refer to the UNHAS schedule, and staff should go for a mandatory 14 days self-isolation in the United Nations Common Accommodation Facility (UNCAF). Please note that there is a staff ceiling, quarantine requirements and a very limited accommodation that affect the UNHAS bookings to Sana’a. For Aden, please re... More information

30.11.2020

Armenia Latest News: Civil aviation authorities in Armenia say airspace is open for civil aircraft (Reuters, 12.11.2020) International Restrictions: The ban on entry to foreign nationals was lifted on 12 August. Arrivals are subject to self-isolation and/or testing requirements. Testing / screening on arrival - You can now enter Armenia with a negative PCR test certificate issued a maximum of 72 hours prior to arrival. If you arrive without a certificate, a... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Armenia Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. Travellers arriving in the Republic of Armenia are provided with a 14-day self-isolation notice by the staff of the RA Health and Labor Inspectorate on duty at the medical-sanitary control checkpoints. The individuals so notified shall be isolated at the venues indicated by them, which they cannot leave during the whole period of self-isolation. Exceptions to this rule may be applied to those persons arriving in the t... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Armenia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. You can now enter Armenia with a negative PCR test certificate issued a maximum of 72 hours prior to arrival. If you arrive without a certificate, and have no symptoms, you can pay for a PCR test at Zvartnots airport or the land border crossing from Georgia. You must then isolate until you receive a negative result. For UN staff: the individual who enters the territory of Armenia and sh... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Yemen Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at UN designated sites: Sana’a: staff should go for a mandatory 14 days self-isolation in the United Nations Common Accommodation Facility (UNCAF). Aden: staff should go for a mandatory 14 days self-isolation in the WFP guest house. National staff, they should go for a mandatory 14 days self-isolation at their own homes. More information

30.11.2020

Yemen Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country Staff members who can provide a medical certificate with a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure, should consult UN clinic upon arrival to Aden and if approved by UN clinic the 14 days self-isolation will be exempted More information

30.11.2020

Taiwan Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. All airline passengers entering Taiwan are required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days. On arrival in Taiwan you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Local authorities monitor those self-isolating, and there are financial penalties for anyone breaching the law. More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Georgia Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR. Most foreign arrivals will be placed in mandatory 8-day quarantine, followed by an antigen rapid test. If the antigen test is inconclusive, this will be followed by a PCR. If this test is negative, you will be able to leave quarantine but will have to take another PCR test on the 12th day. Those on an approved business permit have the option to take a PCR test every 72 hours instead of... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Georgia Latest News: Georgia to remain partially closed for regular flights until 2021 (Trend, 19.11.2020). International Restrictions: *Entry to Georgia: Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or permanent residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits. There are two work-related sche... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Qatar Latest News: Quarantine rules extended for travelers to 31 December (AlJazeera,13.10.2020) International Restrictions: From 16 March until further notice, no international passengers, including those with a residence permit, will be allowed to enter Qatar. Transit passengers travelling on to another destination will still be able to transfer through Qatar, and some flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for t... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Qatar Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. For all arrivals – including nationals, residents and visa holders – quarantine requirements are now extended for all arrival dates up to 31 December 2020. Upon entry to Qatar, you will need to quarantine for a total of 14 days: 7 days in a government approved hotel, at your own expense, followed by a further 7 days self isolation at your home. This will be dependent on the result of your COVID-19 tests. More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Qatar Certification: COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival, as will a swab test for coronavirus. Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival. More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Hong Kong Quarantine: published 28.11.2020 Quarantine is possible Passengers could be subject to medical screening upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days. --- Passengers who have been outside the Mainland of China, Chinese Taipei and Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days must have a confirmation of hotel reservation for 14 days or more. The confirmation must be in Chinese or English. More information

28.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Hong Kong Flight restrictions: published 28.11.2020 Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Turkey Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Fed., South Africa, Turkey, USA or United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have: - a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result. The sample must have been taken at most 72 hours befor... More information

28.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Pakistan Quarantine: published 28.11.2020 Home/self isolation Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine. More information

28.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Pakistan Flight restrictions: published 28.11.2020 Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Denmark Passengers arriving from Denmark are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test upon arrival. Entry restrictions Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are : - COVID-19 PCR;- COVID-19... More information

28.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Singapore Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Singapore. This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they have submitted an electronic health declaration to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority three days prior to their arrival in Singapore: Nationals of Singapore, Passengers holding a residence permit issued by Singapore, Nationals of China, provided holding both a valid "Safe Travel Pass" for the intended duration of stay and a negative PCR... More information

28.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

India Quarantine: published 27.11.2020 Quarantine is possible Passengers without a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure could be subject to an RT-PCR test and quarantine for 14 days. --- Passengers arriving from Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone at Bangalore (BLR), Chennai (MAA) ,Cochin (COK), Delhi (DEL), Hyderabad (HYD), Kolkata (CCU) or Mumbai (BOM) are subject to enhance... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

India Flight restrictions: published 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet arriving from Ethiopia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Rwanda or Tanzania. - This does not apply to passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet whose journey originated from the United Kingdom. - This does not apply to passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Taiwan Flight restrictions: Published on 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to passengers with an Alien Resident - Certificate. - This does not apply to passengers traveling on business. They must be able to prove their business travel purpose. - This does not apply to passengers with a "SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK" visa. --- Passengers must have a medical certificate in Chinese or English with a negative C... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Syria Flight restrictions: published 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to passengers with proof of being: -- spouses of nationals of Syria; or -- children of mothers who are nationals of Syria; or -- students registered in Syrian schools or universities. --- Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure from the first embark... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: - Quarantine: no

Turkey Airlines updates: Published on 27.11.2020 Turkish Airlines needs $2.5 billion of bank loans and is seeking state assistance. Published on 26.11.2020 Turkish Cargo breaks record for maximum cargo carried on Boeing 777 'preighter'. Published on 21.11.2020 Turkish Airlines to Bogota and Panama City had 90% seat factor in 2019 Published on 20.11.2020 Turkish Cargo carries out intercontinental COVID-19 vaccine transport Passenger given option to book middle s... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Lebanon Quarantine: published 27.11.2020 Forced isolation for passengers who arrive from or have been in Iraq Passengers arriving from Iraq must have a hotel reservation confirmation for 72 hours for either Golden Tulip Hotel, Kanaan Hotels, Lancaster Hotels, Radisson Blu Martinez or Radisson Blu Verdun. Quarantine is possible Passengers could be subject to quarantine. More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Lebanon Flight restrictions: published 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Jordan Quarantine: published 27.11.2020 Home/self isolation Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 7 days. More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Jordan Flight restrictions: published 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must complete a "Travel to Jordan Declaration Form" before departure at gateway2jordan.gov.jo. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years. --- Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 120 hours before departure. - This does not apply to passengers... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Georgia Flight restrictions: Published on 27.11.2020 Total entry ban Passengers are not allowed to enter Georgia. --- An “Application Form" must be completed at least 48 hours before arrival. The form can be found at: stopcov.ge Special requirements for all international flights Flights to Georgia are suspended until 31 December 2020. - This does not apply to flights from Amsterdam (AMS), Athens (ATH), Berlin (SXF), Doha (DOH), Milan (BGY), Munich (MUC), Paris (CDG), Vienna... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

China Quarantine: published 27.11.2020 Forced isolation Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry. More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

China Flight restrictions: published 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions A completed "Exit/Entry Health Declaration Form" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained before departure at health.customsapp.com. Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) Passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before depart... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Syria Quarantine: published 27.11.2020 Quarantine is possible Passengers could be subject to self-isolation or quarantine. More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: - Quarantine: no

Sri Lanka Quarantine: published 27.11.2020 Home/self isolation Passengers are subject to medical screening and self-quarantine. More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Sri Lanka Flight restrictions: published 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions Visas and ETAs issued by Sri Lanka have been invalidated. --- Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English. All international flights are suspended Flights to Sri Lanka are suspended until 31 December 2020. - This does not apply to humanitarian a... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Saudi Arabia Quarantine: published 27.11.2020 Quarantine is possible Passengers could be subject to quarantine. More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Saudi Arabia Flight restrictions: published 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers are not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia. - This does not apply to passengers with an exit/entry, work, residence or visit visa issued by Saudi Arabia. They must have not been in Argentina, Brazil or India in the past 14 days. --- Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Qatar Flight restrictions: published 27.11.2020 Total entry ban Passengers are not allowed to enter Qatar. - This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Qatar. - This does not apply to domestic workers if accompanied by a national of Qatar or by an immediate family member of a national of Qatar. More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

United Arab Emirates Airlines updates: Published on 27.11.2020 Flydubai launches first scheduled Dubai-Tel Aviv flight. Dubai’s Emirates to re-open worldwide lounges, starting with Cairo. Published on 21.11.2020 Interview with Emirates Uganda Country Manager Published on 11.11.2020 Emirates turns A380s into cargo planes. Published on 09.11.2020 flydubai, Air Arabia caught in Somaliland aero-politics Published on 21.10.2020 Emirates NS21 South Africa operations as of 20... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Philippines Latest News: Siargao to reopen to tourists on 23 November; nighttime COVID-19 curfew in place; flights to island to resume on 1 December (CNN, 20.11.2020). Government will allow flights to resume to, from Iloilo (Malaysia Sun, 20.10.2020). Commercial flights resume at General Santos International Airport after suspension caused by COVID-19(Manila Bulletin, 19.10.2020). International Restrictions: Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Philippin... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

South Korea International Restrictions: *Entry to South Korea: South Korea has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders). Foreign nationals who have been in Hubei province in China within the previous 14 days are not permitted to enter South Korea. *Transiting in South Korea: All transit passengers receive a temperature check on arrival in Korea. Symptomatic individuals will be subject to a COVID-19 test and hospit... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Thailand Airlines updates: Published on 27.11.2020 Thai Smile Airways to open more domestic flights Published on 21.11.2020 Thai Airways confirms winter schedule Published on 02.11.2020 Troubled Thai Airways plans flights to 7 destinations in November 16.10.2020 Thai Airways International as of Thursday (15OCT20) once again postpones planned regular service resumption, now scheduled as early as 01JAN21. For the month of December 2020, the Star Alliance carrier cont... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Saudi Arabia Airlines updates: Published on 27.11.2020 Saudia Airlines to resume Jeddah-Athens flights from 1 January Published on 25.10.2020 Saudi Arabia's national carrier Saudia to resume flights to 33 destinations in November Published on 12.10.2020 Saudia NW20 Amsterdam service changes 09.10.2020 Saudia in the last few days filed additional changes to its planned International network for Northern winter 2020/21 season, as the airline cancels additional routes bet... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Malaysia Airlines updates: Published on 27.11.2020 AirAsia eyes ‘local airline presence’ in IndoChina as domestic markets recover. 20.10.2020 AirAsia in November and December 2020 plans to add various domestic routes, including selected service resumptions. Planned network additions as follow. Johor Bahru – Bintulu eff 11DEC20 3 weekly Johor Bahru – Kota Bharu eff 08DEC20 3 weekly (Service resumption since August 2015) Langkawi – Ipoh eff 11DEC20 3 weekly Langkawi – Kota... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Thailand Latest News: Tourism Authority reaffirms all inbound tourists must complete 14-day quarantine in Bangkok; international flights to other provinces remain canceled (Star Online, 31.10.2020). State of emergency rule against COVID-19 extended until 30 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government will gradually open borders to foreign tourists (Xinhua, 22.10.2020). Governor of Tak province orders closure of all 33 border checkpoints, crossings with Myanmar for a... More information

26.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Sri Lanka Latest News: Authorities impose lockdown in several areas of Colombo, Gampaha districts (WION, 16.11.2020). Authorities impose lockdown in several areas of Colombo, Gampaha districts (WION, 16.11.2020). International Restrictions: Sri Lankan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad and Emirates are currently operating some outbound flights to/from Sri Lanka. Due to the increase in PCR testing as a result of the current outbreak of COVID-19 cases, the governmen... More information

26.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Turkmenistan International Restrictions: All international scheduled commercial flights to and from Turkmenistan have been suspended. At present, entry to Turkmenistan is prohibited except for Turkmen nationals and accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners and some employees of international companies and organisations. *Transiting Turkmenistan: It is not currently possible to transit Turkmenistan en route to another destination. *Testing / screening o... More information

26.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Iran Airlines updates: Published on 26.11.2020 Tehran-Najaf flights resumed Published on 13.11.2020 Aeroflot to resume flights between Moscow and Tehran from 18 November; COVID-19 restrictions in place Published on 23.10.2020 IranAir to resume European flights following halt because of COVID-19 Published on 15.10.2020 Iran Air W20 European network adjustment as of 14OCT20 Iran Air to resume flights to Germany's Cologne city as of Oct 30 Published on 28.0... More information

26.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Japan Airlines updates: Published on 26.11.2020 All Nippon Airways will resume services to Duesseldorf, Houston, San Francisco and select cities in Asia Published on 20.11.2020 Japanese budget airline launches amid pandemic Published on 22.10.2020 Peach expands Nagoya Chubu service in late-Dec 2020 20.10.2020 JAL Group’s low-cost unit ZIPAIR Tokyo last week commenced passenger operation, operating Tokyo Narita – Seoul Incheon route. Initially the airline offers... More information

26.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Pakistan Airlines updates: Published on 26.11.2020 Pakistan's PIA to lay-off 33% of its staff Published on 19.10.2020 Pakistan International Airlines 4Q20 leased A330 European network as of 16OCT20 15.10.2020 Pakistan International Airlines has extended schedule listing for Islamabad – Manchester route, on board leased Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Schedule listing shows the leased aircraft to continue operate this route during winter season, on/after 25OCT20. Reservation fo... More information

26.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Indonesia Airlines updates: Published on 26.11.2020 Garuda Indonesia shareholders back $600mn bond bailout 29.09.2020 Garuda Indonesia in recent schedule update International service changes from Jakarta, for Northern winter 2020/21 season. As of 23SEP20, planned operation for the period of 25OCT20 – 27MAR21 as follows. Additional changes remain likely to change, pending on latest development on travel restrictions. Jakarta – Amsterdam 2 weekly 777-300ER Jakarta – Bangkok 2... More information

26.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Turkmenistan Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Mandatory quarantine is in place for all arrivals from abroad for up to 21 days. You will need to complete quarantine in a state-run facility. More information

26.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Turkmenistan Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. Everyone arriving into the country is tested for COVID-19. Regardless of whether the test is positive or negative, all arrivals will be placed into quarantine for 21 days. Anyone wishing to leave the country must present a negative test certificate signed by a doctor within 24 hours of intended travel. More information

26.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Indonesia International Flight Outbound Indonesia: requirements should refer to each destination country's policy and information on the government, embassy, and related authority's website or IATA Travel Center here. According to the Singapore Authority, flight transit through Singapore Changi Airport is temporary not allowed until further notice. Inbound Indonesia: currently no foreigners are allowed to enter/transit in Indonesia. The exemption policy... More information

25.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Jordan Crossing rules: Passengers are required to complete a travel declaration form here. Accredited diplomats, employees of regional and international organisations and their family members are required to complete the travel declaration here. All passengers must present the generated QR code before departure to Jordan. Passengers who fail to provide the correct information may be subject to a fine of 10,000 Jordanian dinar. More information

25.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Maldives Latest News: International Restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Effective from 10 September, all tourists and short term visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure. All travellers to the Maldives mus... More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Kazakhstan Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Kazakhstan. This does not apply to passengers travelling to Kazakhstan from Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Japan, Korea (South), Netherlands, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine or United Arab Emirates; or the following passengers provided they also hold a negative PCR test certificate obtained within 3 days prior to arrival: Nationals of Kazakhstan and their immediate family, Passengers who are crew members of Kaza... More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

South Korea Crossing rules: Visa or additional documentation is required for passengers in transit for more than 24 hours, or if the passenger leaves the international transit area of the airport. This does not apply to nationals of Korea (South). Nationals of Mongolia, Russia and Thailand are not permitted to transit through Korea (South) for more than 24 hours. Visa or additional documentation is required for passengers holding ordinary passports issued by Antigua and Barbuda, Ar... More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

South Korea International Restrictions: *Entry to South Korea: Foreign nationals who have been in Hubei province in China within the previous 14 days are not permitted to enter South Korea. *Transiting in South Korea: All transit passengers receive a temperature check on arrival in Korea. Symptomatic individuals will be subject to a COVID-19 test and hospitalisation if found positive. Passengers who do not show symptoms and/or test negative may continue their journe... More information

23.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

India Latest News: Indian government reaches agreement to operate flights with Ethiopia, may do same with Nepal (Outlook India, 23.11.2020). Air, rail travelers to Maharashtra from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan will need a negative COVID-19 report from 25 November (Times of India, 23.11.2020). Passenger trains into Punjab to restart 24 November after blockade ends (Outlook India, 22.11.2020). Hong Kong bans Air India flights from Delhi until 3 December after... More information

23.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

India Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health. Domestic travelers -- whether by air or train -- going from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa to Maharashtra from November 25 will require a COVID negative report... More information

23.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Singapore Airlines updates: Published on 21.11.2020 SIA to resume flights to San Francisco, Nagoya from December 2020 SIA betting on the US with new routes despite a COVID surge Published on 06.11.2020 British Airways cancels flights to Sydney via Singapore until 2021 Published on 31.10.2020 SIA to resume flights between Brunei and Singapore from Nov 1 22.10.2020 Singapore Airlines in November 2020 plans to resume service to New York, as the Star Alliance schedules... More information

21.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Azerbaijan Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until 28 December; arrivals and departures from country will be restricted (Reuters, 19.11.2020). Baku's metro system to be suspended 19 October until 2 November to curb spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.10.2020). Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport temporarily switches to limited mode of operation after martial law imposed (Middle East North Africa Financial Network, 28.09.2020). Governme... More information

21.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Saudi Arabia Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia. Non-Saudi nationals are also not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia on a tourist visa. This does not apply to the following passengers who have left Saudi Arabia for the following reasons: Government employees on official duty, Workers in Saudi diplomatic and consular missions abroad; regional and international organizations, including their families, People travelling for business purposes whose work requ... More information

21.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Cambodia Latest News: Cambodia's government to ban all flights from Philippines from 13 August (Khmer Times, 11.08.2020). Cambodia temporarily bans all flights from Malaysia, Indonesia effective from 1 August (The Sun Daily, 25.07.2020) International Restrictions: *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Full details of entry requirements can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. *Entry to Camb... More information

20.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Cambodia Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Sponsored travellers will be tested on arrival for COVID-19 and transported to a designated hotel to await the result (usually 24 hours). If the test is negative, the traveller may quarantine for 14 days at a place of their choosing. If, however, any passenger on the same flight tests positive, then all passengers will be required to quarantine in a government designated hotel. All travellers to Cambo... More information

20.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Cambodia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers will need to get a medical certificate, no longer than 72 hours prior to the date of travel, from a competent health authority stating you do not have COVID-19. This certificate should bear the stamp of the facility issuing it and be signed by a qualified medical practitioner to certify the test result. In addition, all foreigners arriving in Cambodia will now be subject to... More information

20.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Qatar Airlines updates: Published on 20.11.2020 Qatar Airways to launch three weekly flights to Abuja from 27NOV20 Qatar Airways to serve 126 destinations by end of MAR21 Published on 11.11.2020 Qatar Airways resumes flights to seven cities two new destinations from December Published on 06.11.2020 Qatar Airways resumes flights to Miami from 14 November Published on 21.10.2020 Qatar Airways plans Iberia codeshare to the US from late-Oct 2020 at earliest... More information

20.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Indonesia Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Indonesia. This does not apply to the following passengers: Nationals of Indonesia, ​Passengers holding Temporary​ or Permanent Stay Permits (ITAS or ITAP) issued by Indonesia, Passengers in transit, Passengers holding diplomatic or service visas or permits issued by Indonesia, Passengers holding a visa issued after 31st March 2020, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card holders, Traditional Bo... More information

20.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Jordan Latest News: Government imposes fresh nationwide lockdown 11-15 November (Reuters,01.11.2020). Three land border crossings will open to Jordanian, Palestinian and Saudi travelers; restrictions include limited capacity (OSAC, 29.10.2020). Nationwide 48-hour lockdown will be imposed on 9 October because of spike in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 08.10.2020). International Restrictions: *Entry to Jordan: Jordan’s international airport re-opened to sched... More information

19.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Jordan Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. All passengers, including Jordanians, arriving in Jordan by special repatriation flights or via land borders will be PCR tested at their own cost. There are additional PCR testing requirements during the period of self quarantine in Jordan. Testing requirements are subject to change with little or no notice. Please check the requirements listed on the Visit Jordan website. More information

19.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

North Korea Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North) This does not apply to nationals of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North). Passengers are required to quarantine for 30 days on arrival in Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North). More information

19.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Cambodia Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Cambodia through Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) if they have a fever. This does not apply to nationals of Cambodia. Passengers travelling for business or work purposes are not permitted to enter Cambodia if they do not hold all of the following documentation: A medical certificate issued by the health authorities of the passenger's home country with a negative Covid-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours... More information

19.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

South Korea Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. All arrivals – regardless of nationality and length of stay – are required to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) and to undergo quarantine for 14 days. All individuals regardless of nationality who show coronavirus symptoms on arrival will be tested. Those who test positive will be isolated and treated at a hospital or community treatment centre. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

South Korea International Restrictions: *Entry to South Korea: Foreign nationals who have been in Hubei province in China within the previous 14 days are not permitted to enter South Korea. *Transiting in South Korea: All transit passengers receive a temperature check on arrival in Korea. Symptomatic individuals will be subject to a COVID-19 test and hospitalisation if found positive. Passengers who do not show symptoms and/or test negative may continue their journe... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Turkey Latest News: Turkey: Germany extends its travel warning for whole country from 9 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).Turkey-Iraq flights resume after 2-week hiatus (Anadolu Agency, 15.10.2020) International Restrictions: Turkey’s international land, sea and air borders are open. All passengers, of all nationalities, who meet Turkish immigration rules are permitted entry to Turkey. You must wear a face mask at all times whilst in an airport, and for the... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Georgia Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Georgia. This does not apply to the following passengers: Nationals or residents of Georgia, including their spouse and children aged 16 or below, Nationals or residence permit (must be issued with a validity of 5 years or more) holders of Germany, France, Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, provided they have completed the 'Protocol for Arrivals in Georgia' form available here. If they have travelled to any country other... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

India Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter India. This does not apply to the following passengers: All passengers holding a valid OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) or PIO (Person of Indian Origin) card with a passport, Healthcare professionals, health researchers, engineers and technicians for technical work at Indian health sector facilities (including laboratories and factories), provided holding a letter of invitation from a registered healthcare facilit... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Iraq Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Iraq unless they are holding a negative PCR test certificate obtained with 48 hours prior to departure. This does not apply to passengers travelling to the Kurdistan region in Iraq. Passengers are advised to hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate obtained within 48 hours prior to departure to the Kurdistan region in Iraq. Passengers not holding a negative test certificate will be subject to a PCR test on arri... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Laos Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Lao People's Democratic Republic. This does not apply to: Nationals of Lao People's Democratic Republic, Passengers who have obtained an authorisation for entry issued by the Laotian government, provided holding a RT-PCR medical test certificate issued within 72 hours prior to their travel proving they are free from Covid-19. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Lebanon Crossing rules: Passengers must submit a Health Declaration Form here prior to arrival in Lebanon. This does not apply to passengers in transit. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Maldives Crossing rules: Passengers, aged one year or above, travelling to the Maldives must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate obtained within 96 hours prior to departure. The test certificate should contain the name of the passenger (as in their passport), name and address of the testing laboratory, type of test stated as PCR test, date of sampling and the result of the test. Passengers must complete the "Traveller Health Declaration" here within 24 hours prior to tr... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Myanmar (Burma) Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Myanmar. This does not apply to: Nationals of Myanmar, Passengers who have obtained special permission from their nearest Myanmar mission, Emergency, relief or special flights. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Nepal Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Nepal. This does not apply to: Nationals of Nepal, Repatriation flights, International aid, Flights for diplomatic purposes. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Oman Crossing rules: Passengers are required to complete a Traveller Registration form here prior to arrival in Oman. Passengers are required to complete a "Port of Entry Self Declaration form" on their flights travelling to Oman. Passengers must hold a negative PCR test result for Covid-19 issued within 96 hours before arriving in Oman. Passengers must download the 'Tarassud+' app onto their smartphone and start the registration process prior to arrival in Oman. Passengers t... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Philippines Crossing rules: Face shields are mandatory for passengers travelling to and departing from Philippines. Passengers are not permitted to enter or transit Philippines. This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they are holding a valid and existing visa, proof of a pre-booked accredited quarantine facility and a pre-booked Covid-19 test: Nationals of Philippines, and their spouses and minor children (children regardless of age if they have special needs), F... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Sri Lanka Crossing rules: Passengers are required to hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate from an accredited laboratory obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival in Sri Lanka, and will be subject to a Covid-19 PCR test on arrival. Passengers travelling to Sri Lanka must hold proof of booked accommodation in Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) registered and 'Safe and Secure' certified establishments for a minimum stay of 5 nights, and have valid travel insura... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Thailand Crossing rules: Nationals of Thailand are not permitted to enter Thailand. This does not apply to: Passengers entering on a repatriation flight and holding a Certificate of Entry issued by a Thai representative in the country of entry and a fit to fly health certificate. Passengers with a medical certificate showing a negative Covid-19 PCR test result tested within 72 hours before departure in lieu of a 'fit to fly' health certificate. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

United Arab Emirates Crossing rules: Passengers must hold a special form of their itinerary and have downloaded and activated the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention's ALHOSN app on their mobile phones Returning residents travelling to Dubai must complete an approval form and obtain a return permit from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) website here, or register on the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship's (ICA) here. This does not apply to: Natio... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial