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Entry Restrictions to ASEAN

 

Brunei

 

Effective 24th March 2020, all foreigners are not allowed to enter Brunei Darussalam including immediate transit passengers until further notice. 

 

Brunei nationals and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam are exempted from the entry restrictions.

 

Passengers may refer to www.immigration.gov.bn for more information.

 

 

Cambodia

 

Effective 9th June 2020, all passengers including flight crew, diplomats and officials of foreign embassies and their family members coming from  France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Iran and the United States of America will be allowed to enter Cambodia.  

 

Upon arrival, all passengers including Cambodian citizens, 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 travellers are tested positive COVID-19, other accompanying passengers will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine at a location designated by the Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat COVID-19
  • In the event that all travelers are tested negative with the COVID-19, all travelers 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 self- isolation either at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital or at their designated provincial hospital.
  • All 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 (seventy-two) hours prior to their travel.
  • In addition, foreign nationals must 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).
  • Every Health Certificate and Health Insurance documents must be issued by credible institutions, agencies, or organizations that are contactable at any time.

 

Malaysia Airlines flies to one (1) destination in Cambodia, namely Phnom Penh.

 

 

Indonesia

 

Effective 25th June 2020, all passengers travelling to Indonesia are required to undergo Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test and only those with who tested negative COVID-19 will be allowed entry to the country.

 

Passengers are also required to complete and submit Health Alert Card valid for 7 days prior to arrival to the Port Health Authority upon arrival at Indonesian Airport.

 

E-HAC is available online and can be accessed via the link provided below:- 

  1. Google Play Store : eHAC Indonesia 
  2. IOS : https://inahac.kemkes.go.id/home

 

 

Myanmar

 

The Department of Civil Aviation of Myanmar has extended the entry ban on all international flights to the country until further notice.

 

The period shall be reviewed or extended based on COVID-19 development in the country.

 

 

Singapore

Effective 17 September 2020, all passengers, with recent travel history to India 14 days before entry into Singapore, are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours.

This requirement does not apply to passengers, who are:

(i) aged 12 and below, or

(ii) Singapore Citizens, or

(iii) Singapore Permanent Residents.

 

Only passengers with valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be allowed to board the flight. The test result memo must be issued from recognised laboratories in India that are internationally accredited or recognised by the Indian Government. It must also be in the English language, with the following information:

 

i. the test result;

ii. the date that the test was taken; and

iii. the name, date of birth, nationality and passport number of the passenger as indicated in his/her passport.

 

Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) 

 

Effective 10 August 2020, Singapore and Malaysia have implemented the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) to address the needs of different groups of cross-border travellers between the two countries.

 

The RGL scheme enables cross-border travel for essential business and official purposes between both countries and are applicable for all foreigners regardless of nationalities residing in Singapore; while the PCA scheme allows Singapore and Malaysia residents, who hold long-term immigration passes for business and work purposes in the other country, to enter that country for work. The RGL is only applicable for travel between (i) airports in Singapore and Malaysia which have available non-stop flight routes and (ii) land checkpoints. The PCA however does not apply for air travel between Singapore and Malaysia.

 

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 10 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.

 

  Check-in at Airport in Malaysia
Requirements (A) Travellers Holding SafeTravel Pass
(Malaysia residents who are travelling to Singapore under the RGL)
(B) Travellers Holding MyTravelPass
(Singapore residents who had travelled to Malaysia under the RGL and are returning to Singapore)
SafeTravel Pass approval letter or MyTravelPass approval letter Must have a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore (see sample at Annex C)
The date of entry into Singapore must fall within the period of entry stated in the letter
Must have a MyTravelPass approval letter issued by the Immigration Department of Malaysia (see sample MyTravelPass at Annex D)
Visa requirement Must have a valid visa to enter Singapore (for visa-required passport holders who are short-term visitors to Singapore) Not applicable (as only Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long Term Pass holders may apply to travel to Malaysia under the RGL)
COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test Must have a valid certificate of negative results for a COVID-19 PCR test, taken within 72 hours
before departure (1)
Certificate must be issued by one of the laboratories accredited by the Ministry of Health Malaysia
(The list of accredited laboratories will be made known to airlines once it is available)
Not required
Travel history Must have remained in Malaysia in the last 14 days prior to departure for Singapore (2) Not required

 

Notes

(1) The COVID-19 PCR test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure. For example, if the test was taken on 28 August 2020 at 1000H, the traveller must depart before 31 August 2020, 1000H. For ease of implementation, the departure time of the traveller is taken as the scheduled time of departure of the flight.

(2) Traveller must declare that he or she has remained in Malaysia, for example, if the scheduled day of departure of the flight is 31 August 2020, the approved fast lane traveller must remain in Malaysia from 17 August 2020 to 31 August 2020 (inclusive of 17 and 31 August 2020).

 

Effective 1 September 2020, visitors from Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand can apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) for single entry into Singapore on or after 8 September 2020 at no charge via https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg , between seven and thirty calendar days prior to their intended date of entry into Singapore.

 

Stay Home Notice Requirement

 

Effective 10 August 2020, 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 don an electronic monitoring device throughout the 14-day SHN. Those aged 12 and below will be exempted from this requirement.
  • Other passengers entering Singapore will continue to serve their SHN at SDFs. Foreigners are however required to pay for their stay at an SDF, where applicable.
  • Those under the SHN must remain at their place of residence or SDF at all times during the SHN period.
  • Travellers entering Singapore after 19 July 2020, 2359 hours, who have recent travel history including transit in Victoria (Australia), Hong Kong SAR and Japan, within the last 14 days will be required to serve their SHN at a dedicated SDF instead of their own place of residence. They will also need to undergo a COVID-19 test before they end their SHN as is the current requirement.

 

For more detailed information, please refer to following websites:-

 

 

Thailand

 

The ban on international passenger flights to Thailand imposed on 26th March 2020, will be extended from 31st May 2020 until 31st August 2020.

 

Meanwhile, those allowed entry including Thai nationals are required to fill in and present the Health Certificate and Health Insurance form to Quarantine Officers before proceeding to the Centralized Security Screening.

 

This is the latest requirement by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). To check-in, all foreign travellers are required to present the following documents:

  • Health documents certifying that the passenger ‘poses no risk of being infected by the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)’ issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel.
  • Health Insurance / Health Insurance policy that shows minimum medical coverage of USD100,000 in Thailand and covers the COVID-19 Disease.

 

Meanwhile, returning Thai passengers (holding Thai Passport) are required to have Health Certificate confirming the passenger as “Fit to Fly” and certified by the Royal Thai Embassy/Thai Consulate/Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Thai nationals returning to the country.

 

In addition to that, all passengers travelling to all destinations in Thailand are required to submit T8 form via AOT Airports Application using the QR code. More information is available on the Airports of Thailand official mobile application.

 

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

 

 

Vietnam

 

From 25th March 2020, Vietnamese from foreign countries are not allowed to enter Ho Chi Minh. Airlines can still operate ferry flights to transport passengers out of the city until 24th October 2020.

 

This is in addition to the restrictions implemented on 22nd March 2020, on the temporary entry suspension to all foreigners, those with Vietnamese visa exemption certificates as well Vietnamese residing overseas and their spouses and children holding certificates of visa exemption.

 

Passengers holding diplomatic or official passports entering Vietnam for diplomatic or official purpose are allowed to enter the country subject to mandatory medical declaration and 14-day self-isolation.

 

For further details, please visit the Vietnamese government’s website http://mt.gov.vn/vn/tin-tuc/65531/thuc-hien-ket-luan-cua-thu-tuong-chinh-phu-tai-thong-bao-so-118-tb-vpcp-ngay-21-3-2020-cua-van-phong-chinh-phu-ve-phong-chong-dich-covid-19.aspx

 

 

Last updated 18 Sep 2020, 1850hrs (GMT+8)

 

 

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