Travel Advisory Terkait Covid-19

India

Published 04.06.2020
1. Flights to India are suspended.
– This does not apply to flights that carry goods for trade or essential goods and supplies, and their crew members, helpers, cleaners.
2. Nationals of India are only allowed to return to India by flights arranged by Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA).
3. Passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet are allowed to enter India. They must be:
– minor children born to nationals of India abroad; or
– coming to India due to family emergencies like death in family; or
– couples where one spouse is an OCI holder and the other is a national of India and they have a permanent residence in India; or
– university students whose parents are nationals of India living in India.
4. Passengers with a Business visa (excluding B-3 visa for sports) or an Employment visa issued after 1 June 2020 are allowed to enter.
5. Passengers are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

Indonesia

Published 28.05.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Indonesia.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Indonesia;
– passengers with a Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP);
– passengers with a Diplomatic Visa or a Service Visa;
– passengers with a Diplomatic Stay Permit or Service Stay Permit;
– medical aid workers or Food Sustenance Workers for Humanitarian Purposes;
– personnel working on strategic national projects.
2. Passengers and airline crew must:
– go through medical screening upon arrival; and
be quarantined for 14 days; and
– have a medical certificate issued within 7 days before arrival stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, that the passenger is free from respiratory disease and ‘fit to travel’; or
– be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) upon arrival.
– This does not apply to nationals of Indonesia.
3. Deadhead crew that will be active on return flight will be given an entry stamp if they:
– have a valid crew ID card or crew member certificate; and
– provide written notification from airline to Immigration Officer at entry point that the personnel will be on duty during return flight. This notification should be received by Immigration officer at entry point at latest 24 hours upon arrival.

Malaysia

Published 03.06.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.
– This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.
– This does not apply to permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card.
– This does not apply to passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H). They must have a Coronavirus (COVID-19) negative testing result issued before departure and an Immigration approval.
– This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children.
– This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.
– This does not apply to passengers with official passport on a diplomatic mission.
2. Passengers who are allowed to enter must have a printed “Journey Permission Letter” obtained at the Embassy or Consulate of Malaysia.
They must also be quarantined for 14 days at the designated quarantine stations.
Quarantine charges will be MYR 150 each day. For nationals of Malaysia, the government will bear 50% of the cost per day. For all other passengers, they are required to bear all the costs.
3. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.
– This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah or Sarawak.
4. Airline crew are subject to health screening upon arrival.

Republik Rakyat Tiongkok

Published 11.05.2020
1. The mainland of China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into the mainland of China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 00:00 local time, 28 March 2020. Entry by foreign nationals with APEC Business Travel Cards will be suspended as well.
– Policies including port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries will also be temporarily suspended. Entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will not be affected.
– Foreign nationals coming to the mainland of China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
– Entry by foreign nationals with visas issued after this announcement will not be affected.
2. All passengers arriving at PEK will have a PCR test and be quarantined at the designated location in Beijing for 14 days.
3. Passengers arriving at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) must undergo a Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) and a 14-day quarantine in designated places for medical observation.
4. Passengers who live in or have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Spain or USA in the past 14 days arriving at Guangzhou (CAN) or Shenzhen (SZX) must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation. All passengers arriving at SZX will have a PCR test.
5. All passengers arriving at XMN will be quarantined for medical observation at the designated hotels for 14 days on their own expenses.
– This does not apply to passengers under 18 years old, passengers above 70 years old, pregnant women and passengers suffering from illness. They must apply for permission to undergo a 14-day quarantine at home.
6. Airline crew of foreign airlines:
– are not required to undergo nucleic acid test if they have a short stay after landing then depart immediately, and do not leave apron during the transition; OR
– shall receive nucleic acid test in the first port of entry if they need to enter the country to rest or continue to operate domestic routes. The test results will be confirmed by the local government in accordance with the requirements of epidemic prevention management. Only if the test results are negative, crews can continue the operations; OR
– are allowed to return to their home country for isolation treatment when agreed by the local joint control mechanism, if they are symptomatic, in close contact with infected persons or tested positive. Airlines and crews shall make all commitments to bear their responsibilities and also carry out strict protections.

Singapura

Published 29.04.2020
1. Passengers traveling as short-term visitors are not allowed to transit or enter Singapore.
– This does not apply to returning residents of Singapore (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or passengers with a Long-Term Pass (including passengers with a Work Pass, Student’s Pass, Dependent’s Pass, and Long-Term Visit Pass)). Upon entry into Singapore, they must serve a 14-day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) facilities.
– Passengers with a new or existing Work Pass will be allowed entry if they have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
– Passengers with a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA) issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), will be allowed entry if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
– Passengers with a Student’s Pass (STP) or a Student’s Pass In-Principle Approval (STP IPA), will be allowed entry if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
2. Short-term visitors will be allowed entry into Singapore if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) or the Ministry of Health (MOH). They could still be subjected to the prevailing health screening requirements upon entry. Possession of an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) does not guarantee the issuance of a Visit Pass to enter Singapore.
3. Passengers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and passengers with a Long-Term Pass (LTP), must submit a health declaration. This can be done via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard) or via the mobile application (to be downloaded from Apple AppStore or Google Play).
4. Airlines must inform passengers to submit their health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service before arriving in Singapore.
5. The paper-based embarkation/disembarkation card is discontinued. All airlines must stop distributing these cards for flights planned to arrive in Singapore on or after 27 March 2020, 0900 hours.
6. Airline crew of foreign airlines, who are Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or long-term pass holders entering Singapore, will be issued with a Stay-Home Notice (SHN). Such crew with travel history to Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, France, India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, United Kingdom or Viet Nam within the last 14 days must serve the SHN at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. Those who do not have travel history to the listed countries within the last 14 days may serve the SHN at their residence in Singapore. The SHN must be served until their next departure flight out of Singapore or for 14 days, whichever is earlier.
7. Airline crew of foreign airlines, who are not Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or long-term pass holders, will not be allowed to enter Singapore, or transit through Singapore. This does not apply to flights that require a layover due to flight time limitations or an aircraft-on-ground (AOG) situation in Singapore. In this case, airlines may layover their flight and cabin crew at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. They will be issued with an SHN which shall be served until their next departure flight out of Singapore.
8. For flights that require a layover due to flight time limitations or an aircraft-on-ground (AOG) situation in Singapore, airlines may layover their flight and cabin crew at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. They will be issued with an SHN which shall be served until their next departure flight out of Singapore.

Thailand

Published 27.04.2020
Flights to Thailand are suspended.
– This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian aid, medical, relief and repatriation flights. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Airline crew must observe self-quarantine during their stay until the next flight schedule.