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Lebanon State of emergency declared in Beirut following massive explosion (NBC, 05.08.2020) *****International Restrictions Commercial flights are now operating to and from Lebanon on a limited number of routes. All passengers travelling to Lebanon must fill this health declaration form online [https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/988ba32e1b634902ba3b14c3e4f1614d] before departure, as required by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health. Passengers travelling to Leba... More information

29.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Nepal Latest News: Domestic flights, long-distance bus services to resume from 21 September (Himalayan Times, 15.09.2020). Kathmandu Valley lockdown will be eased from 10 September (My Republica, 10.09.2020). Domestic flights, long-distance bus services will remain suspended until 16 September. (My Republica, 31.08.2020) International Restrictions: Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibi... More information

18.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

China Crossing rules: Passengers traveling to China from the countries below must hold a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid tests result conducted no more than 3 days prior to departure. The test must have been carried out in a facility recognised by a Chinese Embassy or Consulate located at the place of departure. Passengers must also obtain either a green health code with an "HS" mark using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat, or a Health Decl... More information

18.09.2020
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Vietnam Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Vietnam. This does not apply to: Nationals of Vietnam, Passengers traveling for official or business purposes; investors, technical experts, skilled workers, business managers, government officials and passengers with an approval from the National Steering Committee on Prevention and Control of COVID-19, provided they have a medical certificate issued by authorities proving that they are free of novel coronavir... More information

18.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Saudi Arabia Latest News: Government will partially lift suspension of international flights as of 15 September (Reuters,13.09.2020). Government extends ban on international flights through 29 September (SamaaTV, 20.08.2020). Saudi Arabia reopens its land borders with UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain; flights resume (Arab News, 05.08.2020) International Restrictions: International flights and sea routes were suspended on 15 March. From 15 September 2020, certain categories of... More information

17.09.2020
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Singapore Airlines updates: 17.09.2020 Scoot in the last few days updated planned operation into late-November 2020. As of 16SEP20, planned operation between 01OCT20 and 30NOV20 as follows. Additional changes remain highly possible, including additional routes or frequencies restoration. Singapore – Clark 1 weekly Singapore – Guangzhou 1 weekly Singapore – Hong Kong 3 weekly Singapore – Ipoh 1 weekly Singapore – Kaohsiung – Osaka Kansai 1 weekly Singapore – Kuala Lumpur 1 wee... More information

17.09.2020
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Taiwan Airlines updates: 17.09.2020 EVA Air this week filed changes for service to the US West Coast in the 4th quarter of 2020. From 25OCT20 to December, the airline schedules following flights for Los Angeles and San Francisco. Taipei Taoyuan – Los Angeles 25OCT20 – 31DEC20 Reduce from 21 to 4 weekly (Previously only 7 weekly open for reservation until 30NOV20) BR012 TPE1920 – 1450LAX 77W x357 BR011 LAX2305 – 0540+2TPE 77W x246 Taipei Taoyuan – San Francisco 25OCT20 – 14... More information

17.09.2020
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Nepal Airlines updates: 17.09.2020 Nepal Airlines has filed changes to its planned operation for the month of September 2020, as the airline resumed scheduled International service earlier this month. Based on the airline’s website schedule listing as of 15SEP20, latest operation as follows. Kathmandu – Dubai 2 weekly A320 Kathmandu – Hong Kong A320 operates every 2 weeks (Previous plan: 1 weekly) Kathmandu – Kuala Lumpur 2-3 weekly A320 (Previous plan: 1 weekly) Kathmandu... More information

17.09.2020
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Saudi Arabia Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. On arrival in Saudi Arabia all travellers are required to enter Ministry of Health quarantine facilities for 14 days. More information

17.09.2020
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Saudi Arabia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. On arrival in Saudi Arabia, you must provide your contact details and travel information. All travellers are required to provide proof of having taken a coronavirus PCR test that is negative within 48 hours of departure. All travellers will have their temperature checked, are tested on arrival in Saudi Arabia. Testing is not available at the airport or sea ports at departure. Passengers t... More information

17.09.2020
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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 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 than those five in the past 14 days, they will be qu... More information

17.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

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 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 prior to departure by Molecular PCR SWAB... More information

17.09.2020
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Jordan Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- according to classification. Countries are classified into three categories: Green, Yellow and Red - depending on the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak. For more updates and information kindly visit: Visit Jordan **Green countries: People arriving from Green countries and testing negative, will not be sent to quarantine. Traveller should have spent the last 14 days in a green country to be within this c... More information

16.09.2020
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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. More information

16.09.2020
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Philippines Airlines updates: 16.09.2020 Philippine Airlines in recent schedule update filed additional changes to its planned International operation for Northern winter 2020/21 season, from 25OCT20 to 27MAR21. As of 15SEP20, planned operation (excluding Mainland China routes) as follows. Due to various travel restrictions and market condition, additional changes remain possible. Certain routes may see reservation not available on selected dates. Note specific dates listed below is... More information

16.09.2020
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Vietnam Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. There is no requirement for testing on departure though anyone who has tested positive previously may be asked to show their negative test results and release certificates. Health declaration is mandatory for all passengers entering Vietnam, which can be done by completing a paper form on arrival or a digital form online before the trip here. Travelers should contact their airlines directly f... More information

16.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

United Arab Emirates Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. With effect from 1 August, all travellers to the UAE must have carried out a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 96 hours and received a negative result prior to their departure. Other test results including antibody tests are not accepted. The test result is required for travellers from all countries arriving at all airports in the UAE. Further information is available... More information

16.09.2020
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Jordan Latest News: International flights resume at Queen Alia International Airport outside Amman (Al-Monitor, 09.09.2020). International Restrictions: *Entry to Jordan: Jordan’s international airport re-opened to scheduled flights on 10 September. Passengers must register to travel on the Visit Jordan website and have PCR tests before departure and on arrival. Strict quarantine rules are in place depending on the country of origin. Countries are categori... More information

16.09.2020
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United Arab Emirates Latest News: The UAE has relaxed its entry requirements for tourist and residents; U.S. passport holders are able to enter the country (Kayak, 20.08.2020). The UAE Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) suspends flights from Pakistan effective Monday 29 June. (Simple Flying, 29.06.2020) International Restrictions: The UAE authorities have stated that with effect from 11 August, all citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists have to unde... More information

16.09.2020
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Vietnam Latest News: Flights from Vietnam to several Asian countries to resume from 18 September (AP News, 16.09.2020). Vietnamese carriers brace to resume international flights (Vn Express,12.09.2020) International Restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Vietnam remain very limited. International flights are planned to resume on 18 September. The flights, however, are reserved for Vietnamese nationals, diplomats, experts, managers, skilled workers, inve... More information

16.09.2020
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Hong Kong Airlines updates: 16.09.2020 Cathay Pacific earlier this month updated long-haul schedule until the end of 2020. From 25OCT20 to 31DEC20, planned long-haul operation as of 15SEP20 as follows. Additional changes remain possible. Hong Kong – Amsterdam 2 weekly (3 weekly from 02DEC20) Hong Kong – Brisbane 2 weekly Hong Kong – Frankfurt 2 weekly (3 weekly from 02DEC20) Hong Kong – London Heathrow 7 weekly Hong Kong – Los Angeles 14 weekly Hong Kong – Melbourne 3 weekly... More information

16.09.2020
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Kuwait Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Kuwait. This does not apply to nationals of Kuwait and their family members. Passengers are not permitted to enter Kuwait if they have been in or transited through a country listed below in the past 14 days: Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Repub... More information

16.09.2020
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Saudi Arabia Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia. 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 requires visiting their clients, Patients whose treatment requires travel abroad, based... More information

16.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Maldives Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. 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 72 hours prior to departure. Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Tra... More information

15.09.2020
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China Airlines updates: 15.09.2020 Hainan Airlines starting this week is adjusting operational routing on Beijing Capital – Toronto route. From 15SEP20 to 24OCT20, 1 of 2 weekly flights will operate nonstop in both directions, while 2nd weekly flight will continue to operate as Beijing Capital – Toronto – Xi’An – Beijing Capital. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operates these flights. HU7975 PEK1425 – 1515YYZ 789 26 HU7976 YYZ1720 – 1900+1PEK 789 3 HU7976 YYZ1720 – 2135+1XIY0335+2 –... More information

15.09.2020
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Mongolia The Mongolian government on Monday decided to extend the country's heightened state of readiness until the end of October amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua, 14.09.2020) International restrictions: All international flights and rail are suspended until at least 31 October. It is currently not possible for foreign nationals to enter or exit Mongolia due to restrictions imposed by the Mongolian Government. All road border crossings to and from Russia are... More information

15.09.2020
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Maldives Latest News: Travel restrictions imposed in Male as Maldives grapples with COVID-19 (Xinhuanet, 05.08.2020). International Restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes. Maldives reopened its borders on 15 July. 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 iss... More information

15.09.2020
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East Timor International Restrictions: The Timorese authorities have introduced restrictions for all persons entering the country. You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Those who present symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 38°C, cough and/or breathing difficulties will be prevented from travelling, and taken to a health facility for a COVI... More information

15.09.2020
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Armenia Latest News:The Civil Aviation Committee of Armenia has approved regular flights from: Aeroflot, Air France, Austrian Airlines, Belavia’s, Fly Dubai, MEA, Qatar, Sky Up, UIA, Air Cairo, AMC Airlines, Armenia Airways, Air Arabia (Public Radio of Armenia, 15.09.2020). International Restrictions: The Government of Armenia has announced the re-opening of the Armenian airspace for commercial flights, with, for the moment, international flights operating... More information

15.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes with restrictions Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Kyrgyzstan Quarantine: Self-isolation in state facility if symptomatic. Previous requirements for anyone entering the country to stay in state quarantine facilities for 3 days have now been lifted. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home. More information

14.09.2020
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Iran Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All international arriving passengers are required to present a health certificate together with a negative Molecular (RTPCR) COVID-19 test result issued in English or certified by Iranian consulate. Necessary arrangements must be made with the airline operators to avoid boarding passengers without the above certificates and should the health certificate not be presented on arrival, the p... More information

14.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

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... More information

14.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes with restrictions Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Kyrgyzstan *****International restrictions: Flights are currently being operated from Bishkek to Istanbul and Dubai. All land borders are closed. Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Although flights will be operating between Istanbul and Bishkek, most foreign nationals are banned from entering Kyrgyzstan, including permanent residence holders.Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz n... More information

14.09.2020
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Mongolia The Mongolian government on Monday decided to extend the country's heightened state of readiness until the end of October amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua, 14.09.2020) *****International restrictions: It is currently not possible for foreign nationals to enter or exit Mongolia due to restrictions imposed by the Mongolian Government, including the suspension of all international flights and rail until at least end of October, the closure to foreign nati... More information

14.09.2020
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Syria *****International restrictions: Some routes into and out of Syria are totally or partially closed. Some international commercial flights to and from Damascus International Airport are now operational. On 22 March, the Syrian authorities banned all flights to and from Syria. Land crossings to neighbouring countries are largely closed, with some exceptions e.g. crossings being permitted for commerce and certain individuals only. Crossings between areas cont... More information

14.09.2020
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Tajikistan *****International Restrictions: The government of Tajikistan has imposed temporary restrictions on the entry of all foreign nationals through all checkpoints into Tajikistan. Travellers entering are currently being confined for 14 days; this may be subject to change. Further travel restrictions or restrictions of movement could be applied at short notice by the Tajik authorities. If you need further information about entry requirements, contact the local... More information

14.09.2020
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United Arab Emirates The UAE has relaxed its entry requirements for tourist and residents; U.S. passport holders are able to enter the country (Kayak, 20.08.2020). The UAE Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) suspends flights from Pakistan effective Monday 29 June. (Simple Flying, 29.06.2020) *****International restrictions: The UAE authorities have stated that with effect from 11 August, all citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists have to undertake a COVID... More information

14.09.2020
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Yemen *****International Restrictions: All commercial flights are suspended. UNHAS Flights commenced in to Sanaa on 11 May 2020 from Addis. The Yemeni authorities have announced entry restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The majority of land, sea and air ports are closed until further notice, with only very limited international flights taking place. Exemptions are in place for humanitarian relief and essential goods. All trave... More information

14.09.2020

Armenia *****International Restrictions: The Government of Armenia has announced the re-opening of the Armenian airspace for commercial flights, with, for the moment, international flights operating to Yerevan from Paris, Amsterdam and Vienna. The ban on entry to foreign nationals was lifted on 12 August. Arrivals are subject to self-isolation and/or testing requirements. Visitors are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, but are permitted to be releas... More information

14.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes with restrictions Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Azerbaijan Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 30 September (Reuters, 29.08.2020) *****International restrictions: There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all t... More information

14.09.2020
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Iran Flights From Iran to Turkey Suspended Until September (Financial Tribune, 06.08.2020)... More information

14.09.2020
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Israel Government imposes three-week nationwide lockdown from 18 September (Reuters, 13.09.2020). Government may halt international flights as part of full nationwide shutdown planned from next week following (Newsd, 12.09.2020). Non-Israeli passport holders who do not come from countries with low coronavirus infection rates will be banned from entering the country until at least 1 October. (Israel National News , 25.08.2020). *****International restrictions: C... More information

14.09.2020
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United Arab Emirates Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable or a hotel, for at least 14 days, and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine. Once any quarantine period is complete you must continue... More information

14.09.2020
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Tajikistan Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.... More information

14.09.2020
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Syria Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Syrians returning from abroad on government-organised repatriation flights are required to undergo 14-day quarantine at designated facilities. WFP staff coming from Beirut should do the PCR test upon arrival and wait 8 hours for the results, before transiting to Damascus. Staff can also be tested in a new clinic which provides results within 4 hours. If they arrive before 2:00pm it is possible to be tes... More information

14.09.2020
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Syria Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. More information

14.09.2020
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Vietnam Airlines updates: 11.09.2020 Vietnam Airlines yesterday (10SEP20) filed revision to its planned International operation, which now includes service for Tokyo. Due to travel restrictions, the airline is only accepting passenger reservations for outbound flights from Vietnam. Hanoi – Tokyo Narita 787-9 departs Hanoi on following dates in Sep: 18, 23, 25, 30 Ho Chi Minh City – Tokyo 787-9 departs Ho Chi Minh City on following dates in Sep: 25, 30 10.08.2020 Vietnam Airl... More information

11.09.2020
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South Korea Airlines updates: 11.09.2020 Korean Air this week extended reduced European operation schedule into November 2020. As of 10SEP20, planned operation for the period of 25OCT20 – 30NOV20 as follows. Additional changes remain highly possible. Seoul Incheon – Amsterdam 4 weekly A330-200 Seoul Incheon – Frankfurt 2 weekly 787-9 Seoul Incheon – London Heathrow 3 weekly 777-300ER Seoul Incheon – Paris CDG 3 weekly 777-300ER Seoul Incheon – Prague 1 weekly A330-200 10.09.2... More information

11.09.2020
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Georgia Quarantine: Quarantine Requirement- Unknown where. mandatory 8-day quarantine and a PCR test on the 8th day. 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 a business trip will have the option to take a PCR test every 72 hours instead of quarantine. Tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-iso... More information

11.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Georgia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. From 15 September, all foreign arrivals will be obliged to take a coronavirus PCR test on arrival, followed by a mandatory 8-day quarantine and a PCR test on the 8th day. 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 a business trip will have the option to take a PCR test every 72 hours instead of quarantine. Tes... More information

11.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Myanmar (Burma) Domestic flights canceled until end of September after government increases lockdown measures in Yangon because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 10.09.2020). Government imposes mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 test for visitors to Naypyitaw (Reuters, 03.09.2020). *****International restrictions: The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September. It will then review the situation. New tourist visa applications are... More information

11.09.2020
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Kazakhstan Airlines updates: 11.09.2020 Air Astana this month resumes 2 International routes in Central Asia, as the airline today resumes service to Tashkent, followed by Bishkek next week. Both routes will be served with reduced frequency in September 2020. Almaty – Bishkek eff 20SEP20 2 weekly E190-E2/A320 KC109 ALA0730 – 0825FRU 320 2 KC109 ALA1800 – 1855FRU 290 7 KC110 FRU0925 – 1010ALA 320 2 KC110 FRU1955 – 2045ALA 290 7 Almaty – Tashkent eff 11SEP20 1 weekly A321 (S... More information

11.09.2020
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China Beijing-bound flights from Austria, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Sweden and Thailand will gradually resume operation. (CGTN, 02.09.2020) Passengers from mainland China to be allowed temporary transit through Hong Kong (Channel News Asia, 13.08.2020). China's aviation regulator suspends Etihad Airways, SriLankan Airlines on Shaghai routes starting 17 August (Reuters, 11.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Entry to foreign nationals o... More information

11.09.2020
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Georgia COVID-19 restrictions on regular international flights extended until 31 October (Agenda.ge, 12.09.2020). Aviation authority extends restrictions for international flights until 1 October (Georgia Today, 17.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Georgia will remain limited until at least the end of September. The government has announced on tha... More information

11.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: yes with restrictions Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Hong Kong Air India banned from flying into Hong Kong for two weeks because of COVID-19 concerns (TOI, 18.08.2020). Travelers from China to be allowed to transit through Hong Kong Airport starting 15 August following COVID-19 ban. Transit in the other direction, inbound to mainland China, will remain banned. (Channel News Asia, 12.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not H... More information

11.09.2020
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China Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers arriving in China must present a QR code generated from a completed "Health Declaration Form" before they travel. From 7th September, alongside the form, travellers must provide evidence of a negative test for COVID-19 taken no more than 3 days before travel. The Chinese authorities have specified a ‘nucleic acid’ test which they have explained is the standard test for COVID... More information

11.09.2020
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Malaysia Airlines updates: 11.09.2020 AirAsia during the month of September 2020 schedules following International service, as of 10SEP20. Due to travel restrictions, selected booking limitation may be applied. Last minute adjustment remains likely. Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok Don Mueang 27SEP20 Kuala Lumpur – Dhaka 2 weekly Kuala Lumpur – Guangzhou 1 weekly Kuala Lumpur – Manila 1 weekly Kuala Lumpur – Padang 26SEP20 Kuala Lumpur – Semarang 1 weekly Kuala Lumpur – Singapore 1 w... More information

11.09.2020
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Hong Kong Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site or self-isolation at home. All travellers entering Hong Kong, including Hong Kong residents, will have to take a mandatory medical test for coronavirus and will be required to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. Arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre. Travellers who have visited high-risk destinations (i.e. The United States, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indones... More information

11.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Hong Kong Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Travellers will be required to provide a letter, certified by a laboratory or health institution, verifying that they have undergone, and received a negative test result for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. The letter should bear the name and identity card or passport number of the traveller. Travellers will also be required to provide a letter, in English or Chine... More information

11.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Israel Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter or transit Israel. This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they have submitted an "Isolation Self-Report Form" here. Nationals and residents of Israel, Passengers holding a specific entry approval issued by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Population and Immigration Authority. More information

11.09.2020
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Maldives Crossing rules: Passengers travelling to the Maldives must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers must complete the "Traveller Health Declaration" here within 24 hours prior to traveling to the Maldives, and are also advised to download the TraceEkee app onto their phone. Passengers intending to obtain a visa on arrival are required to hold proof of accommodation arrangement. Passengers must quarantine for 14... More information

11.09.2020
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Brunei Airlines updates: 10.09.2020 Royal Brunei in late-August 2020 filed network changes, as the airline removes 2 routes. The following routes will not be resumed when the airline gradually resumes normal operation, including flights in 2021. Bandar Seri Begawan – Brisbane 4 weekly Bandar Seri Begawan – Denpasar 5 weekly Additional changes may be filed in the next few months. The airline’s service operation to Borneo by RB Link (operated by Malindo Air ATR72) is currentl... More information

10.09.2020
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United Arab Emirates Airlines updates: Emirates in the last 48 – 72 hours further filed schedule changes for Northern winter 2020/21 season. Latest adjustment as of 2100GMT 05SEP20 sees additional service reduction, including previously planned reduction in November being expanded to entire winter season. Further changes remain highly possible. Due to various travel restrictions, selected routes to Australia and New Zealand currently displaying restrictions on reservations. Dubai – Abuja... More information

10.09.2020
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Oman Airlines updates: 10.09.2020 Oman Air in October plans to resume scheduled passenger service, with first flight scheduled on 01OCT20. As of 09SEP20, planned operation for the period of 01OCT20 – 24OCT20 as follows. Additional changes remain likely. Muscat – Cairo 2 weekly 737-800/-900 Muscat – Delhi 2 weekly 737-800 Muscat – Doha 2 weekly 737-800 Muscat – Dubai 2 weekly 737-800 Muscat – Duqm 3 weekly 737-800 Muscat – Frankfurt 2 weekly A330 Muscat – Islamabad 2... More information

10.09.2020
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Brunei *****International Resrictions: Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. Anyone seeking to enter or exit Brunei must apply for a permit from Prime Minister’s Office. Brunei has announced that travellers to Brunei will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival, obtained within 72 hours of travel. Brunei continues to enforce an exit travel ban, including for permanent residents, and expatriate workers (green identity card holders), and their depend... More information

10.09.2020
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Myanmar (Burma) Domestic flights canceled until end of September after government increases lockdown measures in Yangon because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 10.09.2020). Government imposes mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 test for visitors to Naypyitaw (Reuters, 03.09.2020). *****International restrictions: The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial passenger flights until 30 September. The Government of Myanmar has suspended all international commercial... More information

10.09.2020
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Nepal Kathmandu Valley lockdown will be eased from 10 September (My Republica, 10.09.2020). Domestic flights, long-distance bus services will remain suspended until 16 September. (My Republica, 31.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Initially, only Nepalis, international passengers from certain employment categories, and their dependants are admitted. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently pr... More information

10.09.2020
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United Arab Emirates The UAE has relaxed its entry requirements for tourist and residents; U.S. passport holders are able to enter the country (Kayak, 20.08.2020). The UAE Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) suspends flights from Pakistan effective Monday 29 June. (Simple Flying, 29.06.2020) *****International restrictions: The UAE authorities have stated that with effect from 11 August, all citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists have to undertake a COVID... More information

10.09.2020
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Brunei Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. If the Government of Brunei permits you entry, you will be required to go into quarantine on arrival at a government booked facility (usually a local hotel). Cost of the traeller's stay in a quarantine facility (15 days from the date of arrival) is to be borne by the traveller. Quarantine charges can vary, depending on the quarantine facility you are placed in. You should ensure that you have the mean... More information

10.09.2020
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Brunei Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Brunei has announced that travellers to Brunei will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival, obtained within 72 hours of travel. More information

10.09.2020
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Bangladesh Airlines updates: 10.09.2020 Bangladeshi-carrier US-Bangla Airlines during the month of September 2020 schedules following International routes, including service increase to Malaysia. Planned operation with Boeing 737-800 aircraft as follows. Dhaka – Doha 3 weekly Dhaka – Guangzhou 1 weekly Dhaka – Kuala Lumpur 3 weekly (Increase from 2 weekly) Published on 03.09.2020 Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume flights to Doha Published on 26.08.2020 Biman suspen... More information

10.09.2020
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Thailand Airlines updates: 10.09.2020 Bangkok Airways in recent schedule update filed changes to planned winter 2020/21 operations, effective 25OCT20. The airline will continue to focus on domestic routes, while International service to be resumed as early as 01JAN21. Planned operation as of 08SEP20 as follows. Bangkok – Chiang Mai 14 weekly Bangkok – Koh Samui 63 weekly (70 weekly from 01DEC20) Bangkok – Lampang 14 weekly Bangkok – Phuket 21 weekly Bangkok – Sukhothai 14 wee... More information

10.09.2020
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Bhutan Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Bhutan. This does not apply to nationals of Bhutan. Passengers travelling to Bhutan must hold a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to departure to Bhutan. Nationals of India, who are migrant workers, may enter Bhutan with a negative rapid antigen test if they do not have access to RT-PCR testing. Passengers must quarantine for 21 days on arrival in Bhutan. More information

10.09.2020
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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

10.09.2020
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Kuwait Airlines updates: Published on 09.09.2020 Kuwait Airways files New York schedule in Oct 2020 Published on 17.08.2020 Jazeera Airways resumes flights between Istanbul and Kuwait 03.08.2020 Jazeera in the last few days revised planned operation for the remainder of Northern summer 2020 season, as the airline resumed scheduled operation on 01AUG20. Planned operation for the period of 01AUG20 – 24OCT20, as of 31JUL20, as follows. Ongoing travel restrictions conti... More information

09.09.2020
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Turkey Airlines updates: Published on 09.09.2020 Turkish Airlines Sep 2020 European operations as of 08SEP20 Pegasus reschedules Ankara – London launch to Nov 2020 Published on 03.09.2020 Turkish Airlines resumes Kathmandu-Istanbul connections 03.09.2020 SunExpress during the first half of September 2020 plans to operate following International routes, based on OAG schedules as of 30AUG20. Due to various circumstances such as general seasonality or travel restrictions... More information

09.09.2020
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Malaysia Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated Government facility. You will be required to download the MySejahtera app. If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward tr... More information

09.09.2020
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Uzbekistan Uzbekistan will lift its 2nd lockdown starting from Saturday 15 August: people will be allowed to drive cars again and hold weddings for up to 30 guests at their homes. Hotels, barbers and outdoor cafes will reopen and air, rail traffic resume (Reuters, 12.08.2020) *****International restrictions: The government has resumed international flights in September, but the number of routes is limited. Any resumption of scheduled international passenger flights... More information

09.09.2020
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Malaysia Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020). Ban on international tourists will remain in place until 31 December (TTG Asia, 31.08.2020). *****International restrictions: The Malaysian government effective from the 7 September has restricted entry to all foreignnationals entering Malaysia including those with permanent resident status, resident pass, My... More information

09.09.2020
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Vietnam Vietnamese authorities plan to resume international flights to, from six Asian cities from mid-September; 14-day quarantine still required (Reuters, 03.09.2020). *****International restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Vietnam remain very limited. Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are a very small number of exceptions for diplomats on official business and c... More information

09.09.2020
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Indonesia Airlines updates: Published on 09.09.2020 Garuda Indonesia Oct 2020 - Mar 2021 Amsterdam service changes as of 08SEP20 Published on 07.09.2020 Garuda Indonesia Oct 2020 Amsterdam frequency changes as of 04SEP20 Published on 03.09.2020 Batik Air Sep 2020 International service adjustment as of 02SEP20 Published on 02.09.2020 Garuda Indonesia resumes flights to China amid eased restrictions Garuda Indonesia resumes flights to China following months of trav... More information

09.09.2020
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Bahrain Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Bahrain. This does not apply to the following passengers: Nationals and residents of Bahrain, Nationals of Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Passengers eligible to obtain a visa on arrival, Passengers holding a valid eVisa, Staff of diplomatic missions, Passengers holding a Prior Permission Granted letter (PPG), Military personnel, Crew members, Holders of travel documents issued by the United Nations. More information

09.09.2020
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Oman Certification: COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known Prior to travelling, you should download the Tarassud+ track and trace application. On arrival in Oman all passengers willl have your... More information

08.09.2020
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Kazakhstan Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR. Travellers entering Kazakhstan who test positive for coronavirus are currently required to self-isolate for 14 days. Those needing medical assistance may be confined in state facilities. More information

08.09.2020
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Kazakhstan Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Travellers from most countries are required to show a coronavirus free certificate issued within five days of arrival. More information

08.09.2020
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Azerbaijan Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 30 September (Reuters, 29.08.2020) *****International restrictions: There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all t... More information

08.09.2020
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Kazakhstan Flights between Kazakhstan and Ukraine resume on 17 August (Ukrinform, 15.08.2020) Government will ease COVID-19-related restrictions from 17 August (Kazinform, 13.08.2020). Government to permit international flights to/from Belarus, Germany, Netherlands, Egypt, Russia, UAE and Ukraine from 17 August (AKI,12.08.2020). *****International restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Kazakhstan remain very limited. Most foreign nationals are currently preve... More information

08.09.2020
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Nepal Domestic flights, long-distance bus services will remain suspended until 16 September. (My Republica, 31.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Commercial flights resumed on 2 September. Initially, only Nepalis, international passengers from certain employment categories, and their dependants are admitted. Flights currently remain very limited. Entry is currently prohibited for certain foreign nationals. You will be required to show a valid PCR test... More information

08.09.2020
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Oman International flights will resume on 1 October (Reuters, 07.09.2020). *****International restrictions: Oman suspended all international flights on Sunday 29 March and land borders are closed. All permissions to return to Oman are subject to the Government of Oman’s approval. When checking in at the airport, residents returning to Oman must present either proof of their accommodation (such as a rental agreement) or have a letter from their sponsor confirm... More information

08.09.2020
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Turkey Turkish authorities postpone resumption of Iran flights until 2 October. (Financial Tribune, 02.09.2020) Turkey extends suspension of flights to, from Iraq until 1 October (Al-Monitor, 31.08.2020). Travel Avisory, warning against travel to Sirnak and Hakkari provinces, near Syrian border, reports COVID-19 concerns in country (OSAC, 27.08.2020).... More information

08.09.2020
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Uzbekistan Airlines updates: 08.09.2020 Uzbekistan Airways on Monday (07SEP20) announced service resumption on Tashkent – Tokyo Narita route. For the month of September, the airline schedules 1 round-trip flight on board Boeing 767, on 24-25SEP20. HY527 TAS2205 – 0940+1NRT 763 24SEP20 HY528 NRT1105 – 1610TAS 763 25SEP20 07.09.2020 Uzbekistan Airways on Saturday (05SEP20) announced additional flight for Tashkent – New York JFK service. In addition to previously planned flight on... More information

08.09.2020
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Malaysia Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Malaysia. This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they have registered online with 'MySejahtera' here and downloaded the app onto their phone: Nationals of Malaysia, Passengers who are spouses or children of a national of Malaysia, provided holding a long term visit pass, Diplomats, Passengers in transit, Passengers holding a letter of approval to enter issued by the Director General of Immigration... More information

08.09.2020
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Bangladesh Crossing rules: Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and a Passenger Locator Form on their flights traveling to Bangladesh. Passengers are not permitted to enter or transit Bangladesh if they have travelled from Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore or Thailand. Passengers are not permitted to enter Bangladesh if they have visited a European Union member state or Iran since March 1st 2020. Passengers holding a visa issued by Bangl... More information

08.09.2020
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Israel Airlines updates: Published on 07.09.2020 Israir adds Chania scheduled charters in Sep 2020 Published on 19.08.2020 El Al extends its flight suspension to 30 September Published on 10.08.2020 British Airways resumes flights between London's Heathrow Airport and Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport Published on 16.07.2020 El Al extends passenger flight suspension to August 31 09.07.2020 El Al Israel Airlines in the last few days closed reservations for its p... More information

07.09.2020
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Kyrgyzstan *****International restrictions: Flights are currently being operated from Bishkek to Istanbul and Dubai. All land borders are closed. Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Although flights will be operating between Istanbul and Bishkek, most foreign nationals are banned from entering Kyrgyzstan, including permanent residence holders.Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz n... More information

07.09.2020
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Maldives Travel restrictions imposed in Male as Maldives grapples with COVID-19 (Xinhuanet, 05.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes.Maldives reopened its borders on 15 July. Restrictions have been lifted for people who have in the last 14 days been to mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces), Italy, Bangl... More information

07.09.2020
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Maldives Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. All non-tourist passengers travelling to Maldives by air (such as residents and returning students) are required to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal here.These requirements do not apply to tourists and the Government has said it has no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival. More information

07.09.2020
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Hong Kong Air India banned from flying into Hong Kong for two weeks because of COVID-19 concerns (TOI, 18.08.2020). Travelers from China to be allowed to transit through Hong Kong Airport starting 15 August following COVID-19 ban. Transit in the other direction, inbound to mainland China, will remain banned. (Channel News Asia, 12.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not H... More information

07.09.2020
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Jordan Transport authorities announce list of countries for resuming flights (MENAFN, 06.09.2020). Government to allow commercial flights from 8 September amid COVID-19 concerns; travelers must show proof of negative test (Reuters, 02.09.2020). There will be a 24-hour curfew in Amman and Zarqa next Friday. (Arab News, 24.08.2020) *****International restrictions: The Government of Jordan is preparing to reopen Queen Alia International Airport on 10 September to... More information

07.09.2020
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Bahrain *****International Restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Bahrain on a reduced service. Bahrain International Airport remains open, including for transit and transfer passengers, and visas on arrival have been reintroduced for 68 nationalities including the UK. All arrivals into Bahrain will be required to undergo and pay for the enhanced arrivals testing procedure for COVID-19 and need to self-quarantine until test results have be... More information

07.09.2020
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