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Entry Restrictions to ASEAN

 

Brunei

 

Updated as at 21st January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • Brunei nationals.
  • Permanent residents of Brunei.
  • Foreign nationals (with appropriate approvals and documentation from the Brunei government).
  • Transit while en-route to Brunei is only permitted in a country with an equivalent or lower risk category as per Ministry of Health’s risk assessment. Passengers are not allowed to leave the airport while in transit.

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

Brunei Nationals and Permanent Resident

  • Undergo a COVID-19 (RT-PCR) swab test within 72hours before departing for Brunei Darussalam.
  • Undergo a second COVID-19 (RT-PCR) swab test upon arrival in Brunei / Airport.
  • Passengers are subjected to mandatory self-isolation upon arrival in Brunei.
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  • Note: Those who are unable to take a COVID-19 (RT-PCR) swab test before departing to Brunei must undergo mandatory self-isolation for 7 to 14 days at the designated hotel upon arrival and take a COVID-19 swab test on the 5th day (day one being day of arrival).

 

Foreign Nationals

  • Foreign nationals who are allowed entry must get the Entry Travel Pass submitted by the sponsoring (receiving) agency or sponsoring family member in Brunei on behalf of the passengers.
  • Category of passengers who are eligible to apply for the Entry Travel Pass are as follows:
    • Essential business travel (including official travel).
    • Students.
    • Travelling for medical treatment.
    • Compassionate and other exceptional circumstances which are to be considered by the government on a case-to-case basis.
  • A valid travel pass entry must include:
    • A negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) test result from a recognized medical centre by the government of Brunei, taken 72 hours prior to departure to the country.
    • The official document must clearly state “RT PCR” to be authenticated. (This document can be presented as either hard copy or e-copy, for example on a mobile phone)
    • Proof of valid hotel booking for at least six (6) days starting on the day of arrival.
    • Proof of a valid air ticket.
    • Proof of a valid visa (for visa-required passport holders).
    • Proof of payment for a post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test, if applicable.
    • Proof of installation of BruHealth app on a mobile device.
  • Passengers must be within the country of departure for the last 14 days prior to departure for Brunei.
  • The detailed guidelines for Entry Travel Pass are accessible at www.pmo.gov.bn/travelportal

 

 

Cambodia

 

Updated as at 21st January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • Cambodian nationals.
  • Passengers including flight crew, diplomats and officials of foreign embassies and their family members from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Iran and the United States of America.

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Passengers travelling on flights from Malaysia and Indonesia following the temporary suspension by the Government of Cambodia.

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

  • Passengers including Cambodian nationals, will be escorted to a designated centre for COVID-19 testing and may be required to wait up to 24 hours for their results before being allowed to enter the Kingdom.
  • If one or more passengers are tested positive COVID-19, all passengers travelling on the same flight will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine at a location designated by the Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat COVID-19.
  • If all passengers are tested negative with the COVID-19, they will be allowed to a 14-day self-isolation at their respective nominated accommodation under supervision of the local authorities and health officials. Passengers are then required to take COVID-19 test on the 13th day of the self-isolation either at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital or at their designated provincial hospital.
  • Foreign nationals entering Cambodia are required to:
    • Obtain a Health Certificate indicating negative COVID-19 status, issued by competent health authorities of their residing country no more than 72 hours prior to their travel.
    • Provide documents as proof of Health Insurance with a minimum medical coverage of not less than US$ 50,000 (fifty thousand US dollars) during their intended stay in Cambodia and must strictly comply with other additional measures as determined by the Government.
    • Requirements for Health Certificate and Health Insurance documents are waived for any officials of foreign missions and international organizations holding Cambodian diplomatic visa (Visa A) or official visa (Visa B).

 

Additional Information

 

 

Indonesia

 

Updated as at 5th January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • Indonesian nationals.
  • Foreigners with Diplomatic Stay Permit and Official Stay Permit.
  • Foreigners with Temporary and Permanent Resident Permit.

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Foreigners except the above-mentioned
  • Transit passengers regardless their nationalities

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

  • Passengers must have a valid PCR test with negative COVID-19 result taken within 48 hours before departure.
  • Passengers must repeat the test upon arrival.
  • While waiting for the PCR test result, Indonesian will be placed in a designated quarantine centre prepared by the Government.
  • Foreigners must bear all quarantine related expenses, including accommodation.
  • All passengers must complete e-HAC (electronic Health Alert) prior to arrival to obtain a QR Code. Passengers must submit the QR Code must be submitted to the Airport Health Authority upon arrival.

 

 

Myanmar

 

Updated as at 21st January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • Myanmar nationals.
  • Exception applies to relief flight, cargo flight and rescue flight subject to approval by Myanmar Department Civil Aviation.

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Foreign nationals (all international flights to Myanmar have been temporarily suspended by the government of Myanmar until 31st January 2021.)
  • Residents of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and travellers who had visited these two countries during last 14 days (imposed by the Ministry of Health and Sports).

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

  • Passengers except Myanmar nationals are required to present proof of health report that shows negative COVID-19 infection not more than 72 hours prior to the date of departure.
  • Passengers are subject to 14 days quarantine order at the designated quarantine facility upon arrival.

 

Additional Information

  • The temporary suspension is also applicable on all types of visas and visa exemption services.

 

 

Philippines

 

Updated as at 21st January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • Philippines nationals
  • The following passengers are required to have appropriate visa for entry into the Philippines:
    • Foreign spouses of Philippines nationals
    • Minor children (with foreigner status) of a Philippines national, or special needs child regardless of age
    • Parents with foreigner status to minor children who have dual citizenship and Philippines nationals or special needs regardless of age.
  • Exemptions:
    • Philippines nationals holding dual passports (Foreign and Philippines passport); or
    • Other proof of Philippine Citizenship such as:
      • Identification Certificate (IC)
      • Certificate of Retention/Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship
    • Passengers working with the World Health Organization and United Nations (9E visa and 9A visa and recently DFA authorization)
    • Foreign Dignitaries, Medical and Emergency cases (with recently DFA authorization)
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  • Note: Travellers listed above must show proof of marriage or filiation, together with proof of citizenship of Philippines spouse or parent/child and proof that the Philippines spouse or parent/child will be travelling with them in the Philippines.

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

Foreign passengers from, transiting through, or who have been in the countries listed below in the last 14 days regardless of their visa category and previously issued endorsement or exemption shall be prohibited from entering Philippines:

  • United Kingdom
  • Denmark
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • Hong Kong
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Lebanon
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • South Korea
  • South Africa
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • Pakistan
  • Jamaica
  • Luxembourg
  • Oman
  • People’s Republic of China
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Hungary

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

Passengers arriving in the Philippines must:

  • Download and activate their TRAZE CONTRACT TRACING application. TRAZE is a nationwide and unified contact tracing app that automates manual contact tracing by using QR code scanning. Passengers who are not able to access due to gadget limitations, may seek assistance at designated help desks upon arrival. Please refer to https://www.traze.ph/index.html for further enquiries.
  • Wear face shields or face masks as mandated by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism.
  • Undergo the COVID-19 RT-PCR test and quarantine order in designated facilities upon arrival. Payment for the cost of passenger accommodation at the designated quarantine areas are as follows:
    • Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS), the cost will be borne by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
    • Non-Overseas Filipino returning home will be allowed to choose the facility to undergo quarantine at their own cost.
    • Passengers are encouraged to fill out the Case Investigation Form, which can be downloaded at http://ritm.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-Form-1.pdf to expedite clearance of arrival in the Philippines.
    • All international arriving passengers are required to undergo the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. While waiting for the test result, passengers are required to be quarantined in designated facilities.
  • For reference to the latest update on the Philippines’ travel restriction, please visit http://immigration.gov.ph/

 

 

Singapore

 

Updated as at 5th January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Permanent residents must present a valid re-entry permit.
  • Other passengers including Long- Term Pass Holders who wish to enter Singapore must obtain approval from relevant authorities.
  • Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holders, including those with in-principle approval (IPA), must seek approval from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
  • Student’s Pass (STP) and IPA for STP (issued by ICA): Ministry of Education’s permission must be obtained by submitting the application to the respective educational institutions.
  • Work Pass holders, including dependents and those with in-principle approval (IPA), must seek approval from the Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower.

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Long-Term Pass / IPA holders and short-term visitors with travel history to the United Kingdom within the last 14 days not allowed to enter, or transit through Singapore. This will also apply to all those who had obtained prior approval for entry into Singapore.

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

  • Passengers entering Singapore will need to take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before their flight.
  • The COVID-19 PCR test result memo must be obtained from an internationally accredited laboratory. It must in English, and have the following:
    • negative test result;
    • test date;
    • the name of the traveller as indicated in his/her passport; and
    • at least two other details of the traveller such as:
      • date of birth
      • nationality/citizenship
      • passport number
      • national identity number
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  • *The above requirements do not apply to:
    • Children aged 6 and below (based on calendar year);
    • Travellers who have remained in the following places for the past 14 days: Australia [exclude New South Wales (NSW)]; Brunei; China; Macao SAR; New Zealand; Taiwan; and Vietnam. This includes travellers who may have originated from one of these places, and transited through other countries/regions not included in the list before arriving into Singapore;
    • Travellers transiting through Singapore, except those with travel history to India, Indonesia or the Philippines in the last 14 days;
    • Pre-approved Business Pass holders issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI)
  • Stay Home Notice
  • All foreigners entering Singapore are subject to the Stay Home Notice (SHN) under different conditions:
    • Those who are serving their SHN outside the dedicated facilities (SDFs) will need to wear an electronic monitoring device throughout the 14-day SHN. Those aged 12 and below will be exempted from this requirement.
    • Passengers from low-risk countries/regions including Macao SAR and New South Wales, Australia are subject to seven (7)-day SHN at their place of residence.
    • Passengers from Fiji, Finland, Hong Kong SAR, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey may apply to opt out of staying at dedicated SHN facilities and serve their 14-day SHN at their place of residence. Please refer to https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/sc-pr/opt-out for a detailed information.
    • Other passengers will continue to serve their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities and are required to undergo COVID-19 test before the end of the SHN. Foreigners are however required to pay for their stay at an SDF, where applicable.
    • The cost incurred for the COVID-19 swab test is chargeable for all travellers. The cost incurred for the SDF is chargeable for all travellers, except Singapore citizens or permanent residents who have left Singapore before 27th March 2020 and return to Singapore on/ before 31st December 2020.

     

    For more detailed information, please refer to following websites:

 

Additional Information

  • Safe Travel Lanes
    Singapore has safe travel arrangements with selected countries/regions. Eligible short-term visitors can apply to enter Singapore under the following schemes. Please refer to https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/sc-pr/requirements-and-process for detailed information.
  • Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) between Singapore and Malaysia
    The implementation of the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) are to address the needs of different groups of cross-border travellers between the two countries.
    • Passengers of RGL and PCA categories are subject to:
      • COVID-19 prevention and public health measures mutually agreed by both countries which include undergoing pre-departure and post-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.
      • Provide to the relevant authorities of the receiving country a controlled itinerary and adhere to this controlled itinerary during their visit.
    • Specifically, for RGL applicants:
      • Applications can be submitted from 10th August 2020 onwards
      • Residents in Singapore intending to travel to Malaysia must obtain a MyTravelPass from the Malaysian authorities.
      • Residents in Malaysia intending to travel to Singapore must obtain a SafeTravel Pass from the Singapore authorities.

 

 

Thailand

 

Updated as at 21st January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • Thai nationals.
  • Persons who are specifically permitted or invited by the Prime Minister or Chief official (responsible for managing the emergency in the Kingdom).
  • Diplomats and International Organizations Officers.
  • Spouses, parents or children of Thai nationals.
  • Foreigners of the following categories:
    • Holding a certificate of residence or have been permitted to take up residency in the Kingdom.
    • Holding work permit and have been granted permission to work in the Kingdom.
    • Students of educational establishments in Thailand approved by Thai authorities.
    • Travelling for medical appointment.
    • Under Special arrangement or have been granted permission by the Prime Minister. For more information, please visit https://thaievisa.go.th*

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Other passengers besides the above-mentioned (Ban on international passenger flights to Thailand imposed on 26th March 2020 extended until further notice.)

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

Passengers arriving in the Philippines must:

  • Passengers allowed to enter Thailand are required to provide/prepare the following prior to their departure into the country:
    • Certificate of Entry (COE).
    • Negative COVID-19 result certificate issued within 72 hours from the date of arrival into Thailand.
    • Health insurance not less than USD 100,000, or Letter of Certification covering health expenses including COVID-19*.
    • Submit T8 form via AOT Airports Application using the QR code. More information is available on the Airports of Thailand official mobile application.
  • Please note the additional requirements for foreigners:
    • Medical certificate with negative COVID-20 RT-PCR test results issued within 72 hours prior departure.
    • Valid Thai visa or re-entry permit.
    • ASQ/QQ booking confirmation or equivalent documents on arrival date.
    • Passengers travelling for medical appointment are required to provide additional confirmation letter for alternative Hospital quarantine (DHSS/AHQ 1) for patient and *Affidavit of Support with the stamp of approval from the Ministry of Public Health (*this document is only issued in case there are accompanying persons travelling together with OR separate from the patient)

 

Additional Information

Passengers may refer to the condition of entry into Thailand and restrictions in place from the following websites:

 

 

Vietnam

 

Updated as at 5th January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • Vietnam nationals (Professional workers (Vietnamese)) who are guaranteed by invitation by the company/s in Vietnam.
  • Foreign experts (investors, entrepreneurs, high-skilled workers, businessmen, technicians).
  • Passengers travelling for diplomatic purpose of official duty.

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

Passengers are required to:

  • Declare health status via web site https://tokhaiyte.vn
  • Wear face mask throughout the flight. Violation on the requirement of facemask is subject to a penalty of 1,000,000 VND to 3,000,000 VND.
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Last updated 21 January 2021, 1430hrs (GMT+8)

 

 

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