Last updated: 18 October 2020, 15:18 (GMT +4)
In order to board international flights to and from Angola, it is mandatory to present a molecular based RT-PCR COVID-19 test with a negative result. Testing must be carried out in the 72 hours prior to departure.
Passengers must complete a up to 72 hours before the date of travel and must sign the commitment term with the conditions defined by the competent authorities. Failure to do so may hinder or inhibit travel.
Quarantine, isolation and testing
The following documents which have expired since 28 February 2020 are considered valid until 31 December 2020.
The above is only applicable to citizens outside the national territory.
It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure that they meet the entry requirements of the final destination, in addition to obtaining the valid documentation for the trip. When in doubt the passenger should contact the nearest embassy / consulate to ensure they meet the necessary requirements of the country to which they are travelling.
Last updated: 27 September 2020, 13:06 (GMT +4)
At the airport
Passengers are subject to the following COVID-19 health control measures at the airport:
Travel to Cote d’Ivoire
All passengers, except children under the age of 12, arriving in Cote d’Ivoire from any destination must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The PCR test sample must be collected no more than 7 days prior to departure.
All passengers arriving or transiting in Cote d’Ivoire must complete the Health Declaration Form available on the Travel Information on . The form must be printed and presented to the health authorities on arrival.
When you have completed the required information on the website, you will receive a four-digit code on the registered telephone number. You will have to use the four-digit code sent to your mobile phone to download and print the form. This form should be presented at Abidjan Airport as it is a mandatory requirement for travel from, to and through Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
Travel from Cote d’Ivoire
Please check the requirements for your specific destination before you travel.
When you have completed the required information, you will get a four-digit code on the telephone number you have filled in. You will have to use the four-digit code sent to your mobile phone to download and print the form. This form should be presented at the Abidjan Airport as it is a mandatory requirement for travel from to and from Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
Last updated: 17 September 2020, 15:36 (GMT +4)
Travel to Egypt
All passengers must complete a health declaration form that will be provided on board the aircraft. Forms are also available from Egyptian tourism companies and their international counterparts.
Effective 1 September 2020 all passengers, including Egyptian nationals except for children under 6 years old will need to carry a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate from an accredited lab in English or Arabic for a test taken within 72 hours before the departure of their final direct flight to Egypt. The certificate must be stamped by the laboratory or hospital and must include the following information:
The COVID-19 PCR test certificate should not have any modifications or alterations (e.g. addition or deletion).
For passengers travelling from New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Thailand, North and South America, Canada, London Heathrow, Paris, and Frankfurt, the COVID-19 PCR test can be conducted up to 96 hours before their departure on their final direct flight to Egypt.
Transit passengers are exempted from the negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate requirement.
Travel from Egypt
All passengers travelling with Emirates from Egypt except for children under 12 years old must present a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued by an approved laboratory, as mandated by the government of Dubai. The test must be conducted within 96 hours of departure. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. All passengers will undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.
Last updated: 5 October 2020, 09:52 (GMT +4)
All passengers travelling to Ethiopia must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate for a test conducted not more than 5 days before arrival. The certificate must clearly mention that an RT PCR test was conducted, the time and date when the sample was taken and have an official stamp of the authorities issuing the certificate. Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT antibody test) results will not be accepted. Children under 12 years are exempted as long as they are travelling with their parents and their parents have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate.
All passengers, except those connecting through Ethiopia, will be required to undergo self-quarantine at home for 14 days.
While it is advised, diplomatic passport holders, including United Nations and African Union personnel and their immediate families, may travel from Dubai to Ethiopia without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate. Arriving diplomats must undergo a 14-day quarantine at their respective embassies.
Last updated: 20 October 2020, 12:20 (GMT +4)
Travel to Ghana
All arriving passengers must not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, including body temperature > 38°C.
They must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English from an accredited laboratory in their country of origin. The test should have been done not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin. For passengers who will be transiting through other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point. Passengers will not be allowed to travel without the valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
For Ghanaian residents who depart Ghana and return within one week, the passengers will not be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from the country of departure, but they will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 PCR testing upon arrival in Ghana (this is applicable for direct flights i.e. Accra-Dubai-Accra). However passengers connecting on Emirates flights (for e.g. Accra- Dubai – Istanbul and return) may be required to hold a PCR test certificate as per Dubai Government regulations.
Passengers will be subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test at the airport terminal at a cost of $150 to be borne by the passenger. Payment MUST be made and proof of payment (receipt in English) shown to the Airline before boarding. Passengers who have not completed the process on-line and do not hold a payment notification will be offloaded. There will be no exceptions.
Children below 5 years old will not be required to undergo testing at the airport.
Passengers arriving under emergency circumstances such as diverted flights will not be required to undergo testing if they do not leave the airport or if they remain in transit such that they do not leave the hotel.
All persons testing positive will receive further clinical assessment and treatment.
All persons testing negative will be advised to continue to observe COVID-19 safety precautions following their arrival in Ghana.
Passengers transiting and transferring through Accra will not be required to take the COVID-19 PCR test in Accra, if they are connecting on the same day and proceeding straight to the transit area for boarding. Passengers who are connecting on the next day are required to undergo the COVID 19 PCR test in Accra and then clear immigration.
Transit passengers will be required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements for the destination countries.
Travel from Ghana
All passengers will be required to meet the following guidelines prior to departure:
Departing passengers are required to follow the COVID-19 testing requirements of their destination. Please note that all passengers travelling to Dubai, including passengers transiting through Dubai, except children 12 years old and below or passengers with moderate or severe disability must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. The test should be conducted within 96 hours of departure.
Departing passengers will undergo temperature screening at the entrance of Terminal 3 departures.
Only passengers and persons with business in the terminal will be allowed entry.
Online check-in or the use of self-service kiosks is strongly encouraged to reduce physical contact at the airport
Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport 4 hours before scheduled departure time.
Please take note that check-in in Accra starts at 5:00 am and close at 9:15 am promptly for COVID-19 formalities.
Passengers must wear face mask appropriately (extending from the middle nasal bridge to halfway between the chin and the neck) and are advised to regularly use any of the hand sanitizing stations provided in the terminal.
Travelling with Pets
Travelling with pets into Ghana is allowed in line with guidelines of the Veterinary Services Directorate of the Ministry of Food & Agriculture.
Last updated: 16 September 2020, 11:48 (GMT +4)
Travel to Conakry (CKY)
EU citizens are not allowed entry into Conakry following the principles of reciprocity, with the following exceptions:
All passengers travelling to Conakry must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued less than five days before their departure date and complete the health declaration form provided on board. Any passenger who presents symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sneezing, poor general condition, etc.) on arrival will undergo a standard diagnostic test (PCR) and be isolated while waiting for the test results. If found positive for COVID-19, the traveller will be treated at a dedicated processing centre.
Children 12 years old and below are exempted from COVID-19 PCR testing for entry into Conakry.
All passengers must provide a telephone number for health services to monitor them for fourteen days from their day of arrival.
Guinean citizens repatriated as part of humanitarian flights who were unable to take a COVID-19 PCR test will undergo PCR screening on arrival and be isolated while waiting for the test results.
Last updated: 30 September 2020, 10:33 (GMT +4)
All passengers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued no more than 96 hours before departure at check-in. All passengers must present a completed Kenya Travelers Health Surveillance form and present the corresponding QR code to Port Health authorities upon arrival.
A 14-day self-quarantine is mandatory for passengers arriving from certain countries as determined by the Ministry of Health. Passengers arriving from are currently exempted from self-quarantine measures.
All arriving passengers on international flights whose body temperature is not above 37.5 °C (99.5 °F); do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms; have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of travel and are from countries considered low to medium risk COVID-19 transmission areas will not be required to undergo self-quarantine.
This list is subject to change as determined by the Ministry of Health risk assessment.
Last updated: 20 October 2020, 14:16 (GMT +4)
Only the following passengers are allowed to travel to Morocco:
All travellers, except children below 11 years old, who are entering Morocco must take a COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours before arrival. The printed test results must be presented on request at check-in and to local officials on arrival.
Customers with onward bookings from Morocco have to ensure that the transit time does not exceed 24 hours and that the onward booking is within the same day of arrival in Morocco. Night stops or layovers in the transit area are not permitted.
Last updated: 19 October 2020, 09:08 (GMT +4)
Travel to Nigeria
All passengers travelling to Nigeria must test negative for COVID-19 in the country of departure. The COVID-19 PCR test validity must be done within 120 hours of departure and preferably within 72 hours of boarding at government specified laboratories at the respective departure countries. Passengers must present an electronic or hard copy of the result at the airport. Children of the age ten (10) and below are exempt from the COVID-19 PCR test.
The is available and passengers are strongly advised to utilize the portal to provide required health information, upload the pre-departure negative COVID-19 PCR test, Health Declaration and Self-reporting forms. A second COVID-19 PCR test must be completed within 7 days of arrival in Nigeria and the payment can be done through the Nigerian International Travel Portal, which will generate a QR code that can be utilized to expedite clearance procedures upon arrival at the airports.
Diplomats are advised to use the online portal to upload the negative COVID-19 PCR test pre-departure however not required to pay for a second PCR test in Nigeria.
Passengers must fill the Health Declaration/Self Reporting form before arrival. It is recommended to upload the form through the Nigerian International Travel portal or alternatively on board. Please make sure that the information/contact details you provide on the form are correct, verifiable and that you can be reached on the phone number and address provided. Passengers must inform port health officials on arrival of any change in their health circumstances since submitting the Health Declaration/Self-Reporting form.
Travel from Nigeria
All passengers arriving in Dubai from Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued by a . The test must be taken no more than 96 hours before departure to be accepted on the flight. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.
Valid proof of their possession of health insurance covering the entirety of their stay in the UAE. Sufficient proof of accommodation address in the UAE, in form of a hotel booking or similar reservation which corresponds with the time period reflected on their ticket and a valid return ticket.
Children below 12 years old and passengers with moderate or severe disability are not required to present this certificate.
Last updated: 15 October 2020, 14:01 (GMT +4)
Travel to Senegal
EU citizens are not allowed entry into Senegal following the principles of reciprocity.
Only passengers who meet the following conditions will be allowed on flights to Senegal.
All passengers except children under two years old must present an original negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate dating less than seven days from the date of the test result. The certificate must be issued by a laboratory located in the state from which the customer commences their journey and is listed on the list of laboratories approved by this State or a health organisation internationally recognised.
Passengers connecting through Senegal must fulfil the required conditions of their destination.
Last updated: 15 October 2020, 13:44 (GMT +4)
Travel to South Africa
High, medium and low risk countries are determined by their infection and death rates.
Please check your individual visa requirements before travelling to South Africa.
Travel from South Africa
Last updated: 27 September 2020, 13:58 (GMT +4)
Travel to Sudan
All passengers except children below 6 years old must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate valid within 96 hours of issuance. A printed copy of the certificate must be presented at check-in. Test results presented as SMS will not be accepted.
Sudan entry visa is required for Seamen.
Travel from Sudan
All passengers travelling with Emirates from Sudan must present a COVID-19 negative certificate issued by a local government approved laboratory no more than 96 hours before departure be accepted on the flight. Where specified, a certificate from a UAE government designated laboratory will also be accepted.
Last updated: 23 September 2020, 14:47 (GMT +4)
All travellers, whether foreigners or returning residents, entering or leaving the United Republic of Tanzania will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19. There will be no 14-day mandatory quarantine.
All travellers, whether foreigners or returning residents, whose countries or airlines require them to get tested for COVID-19 with a negative test result as a condition for travelling will be required to present a certificate upon arrival. Travellers from other countries with symptoms and signs related to COVID-19 will undergo enhanced screening and may be required to undergo COVID-19 RT-PCR testing.
All passengers travelling to Dubai, including passengers connecting in Dubai, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued by a . The test must be taken no more than 96 hours before departure to be accepted on the flight. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. Children below 12 years old and passengers with moderate or severe disability are not required to present this certificate.
Last updated: 5 October 2020, 17:36 (GMT +4)
Travel to Tunisia
Effective 28th Sep 2020, all passengers, except children under 12 years old, travelling to Tunisia regardless of the point of origin must possess a PCR test certificate with a negative result, it must be taken 72 hours prior to departure and must not exceed 120 hours on arrival in Tunisia.
Only passengers who are in the following categories can be accepted on flights to Tunisia.
Below are the requirements for passengers travelling to Tunisia on Emirates:
Hotel confinement maybe waived if the passenger is holding an exemption letter from a Tunisian Embassy or Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tunisia.
Passengers travelling to Tunisia subject to hotel confinement must present a hotel booking confirmation from the hotels specified below to be accepted on the flight.
Passengers must fill the engagement form provided at check-in and present the completed form to Emirates staff at the boarding gate to be accepted on the flight. Standard health cards will also be distributed on board and the completed form must be presented to immigration on arrival.
All arriving passengers into Tunisia will disembark in Terminal 2.
All departing passengers from Tunisia will embark from main terminal - Terminal M.
There is no transit on-board Emirates via Tunisia.
Travel out of Tunisia
Passengers must check in 4 hours before departure as check-in closes 90 minutes before departure.
Last updated: 18 October 2020, 12:43 (GMT +4)
Travel to Uganda
Travel from Uganda
Passenger are advised to enter the airport terminal building 4 hours before departure of the flight.
All incoming and outgoing passengers will be subject to temperature screening.
All persons accessing the airport must wear face masks, disinfect and maintain at least 1.5 metres physical distance.
Last updated: 21 October 2020, 14:22 (GMT +4)
Travel to Zambia
All passengers travelling to Zambia must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken within the last 14 days. Health authorities may also conduct random nucleic acid testing for COVID-19 on arriving passengers with a negative result.
Effective 20 October 2020 and as per the directive from the Ministry of Health in Zambia, all international travellers must obtain a in order to travel internationally. To obtain the Travel certificate customers must present their passport along with their COVID – 19 test results at one of the below mentioned offices:
Passengers must fill out a travellers health questionnaire on board and present the completed form to health staff at the airport for review.
All travellers entering the airport will be subjected to temperature and symptoms screening.
The following will be tested for COVID-19 at the airport:
Travellers who test positive will be managed according to the national case management guidelines, while those without a fever but present other symptoms will be assessed to determine the need for testing.
Returning residents and citizens without symptoms
All Zambian nationals and returning residents who do not have symptoms will observe a mandatory 14-day home quarantine. Homes will be inspected beforehand to ensure that the facilities/environment are suitable for home quarantine. Otherwise, they will be quarantined at designated facilities. They must monitor themselves daily for developing COVID-19 symptoms and report any such signs to the nearest health authority.
Business travellers arriving in Zambia must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result to enter the country. They are free to conduct their business as planned while adhering to recommended COVID-19 prevention measures such as maintaining physical distance, wearing a mask and personal hygiene. They shall monitor themselves daily for 14 days for developing COVID-19 symptoms and report any such signs to the nearest health authority.
Tourists will not be allowed entry into Zambia without a negative COVID-19 test certificate.
Last updated: 27 September 2020, 14:23 (GMT +4)
Requirements for arriving passengers
Requirements for departing passengers
Last updated: 11 August 2020, 12:55 (GMT +4)
Travel to and from Australia
Travel to Sydney
All passengers who have been in a country other than Australia within 14 days of arrival in New South Wales must undergo mandatory quarantine. Flight crew are allowed to quarantine at their home or accommodation following the .
The quarantine period is 24 days, but may be ended after 14 days if the chief health officer is satisfied that the person does not pose a risk of infecting others with COVID-19. The quarantine period applies to flight crew but they can continue to self-isolate and fly out of New South Wales or undertake essential flight safety activities.
Fees for quarantine
Travel to Brisbane
International passengers arriving in Queensland from overseas must quarantine in government-arranged accommodation for 14 days as declared in the Public Health Direction Self-quarantine for Persons Arriving in Queensland from Overseas Direction. Passengers who have a flight reservation made after 17 June for arrivals after 1 July will be charged a fee for this quarantine and must cover the costs of food and accommodation. Charges are based on the number of days spent in government-arranged accommodation and the number of people required to quarantine. In some instances travellers can apply for a quarantine exemption on the Health Directions Exemption Portal.
Passengers can apply for a full or partial waiver of the quarantine fee by submitting an application from the date the invoice is received, up to 30 days after the date the invoice was issued.
A waiver of the fee may be available if:
a. the person applying is experiencing financial hardship; or
b. the person applying for the waiver, or a person to whom the invoice relates, is a ‘vulnerable’ person; or
c. the person can produce documentary evidence that the arrival date for travel to Queensland was confirmed on or before midnight on 17 June 2020.
Passengers must complete the Quarantine Direction and Notice to Pay COVID-19 Quarantine Fee document. A fact sheet will also be provided upon arrival.
Travel to Perth
From 17 July, overseas travellers forced into mandatory hotel quarantine in Perth will be billed AUD 2,520 or AUD 5,040 for a family of four.
Travellers will be charged the same flat rate regardless of the hotel they are assigned to, with the WA Government currently using Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Mercure, Novotel, Westin and Hyatt Regency.
Any passenger arriving on or after 17 July will be required to pay for their own quarantine, regardless of when they booked their flight.
Full or partial payment exemptions will be available for Australian citizens or permanent residents experiencing genuine hardship but applicants will be expected to provide evidence that they are unable to meet their existing financial obligations.
Travel to Melbourne (MEL)
No international passengers are allowed into Melbourne effective 1 July 2020 until 24 October 2020.
Travel from Melbourne (MEL)
Effective 23 July 2020, it is mandatory to wear face masks at every point of your journey and failure to comply will result in a fine of AUD 200.
Last updated: 5 October 2020, 09:56 (GMT +4)
The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all travellers. The following categories of passengers may travel to and enter New Zealand without first seeking approval:
Passengers may be allowed to travel to and enter New Zealand while the border is closed in the following instances:
To gain approval to travel under one of these reasons, passengers must:
Effective 5 October, all passengers travelling to New Zealand must book accommodation at a managed isolation facility before travel. Passengers can get a voucher for their stay from the , which can be accessed starting 5 October. A printed or digital copy of the voucher must be presented at check-in. By 3 November, passengers travelling to New Zealand will not be accepted if they do not have this voucher. For more details, please visit the Managed Isolation and Quarantine .
Last updated: 20 October 2020, 12:46 (GMT +4)
There are restrictions on who can enter Austria at this time. Please check the latest requirements before you travel. If you are travelling to Austria, you might be required to take a molecular-biological SARS-CoV-2 test before departure and may be subject to mandatory quarantine on arrival.
Passengers arriving from one of these countries and who have only been to these countries or in Austria within the last 10 days are free to enter Austria. A molecular-biological SARS-CoV-2-test and quarantine are not required:
Third-country nationals arriving from out of Schengen or from out of countries not listed under the above are not allowed to enter Austria.
Remaining persons are required to provide a health certificate not older than 72 hours which confirms that a negative molecular biological SARS-CoV-2- test result or will be required to start a 10-day quarantine.
If you are travelling from the following countries and not carrying a health certificate, you must take a molecular-biological SARS-CoV-2-test within 48 hours of arrival: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brasil, Bulgaria (only Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Dobrich, Gabrovo, Jambol, Kardzhali, Montana, Plovdiv, Rasgrad, Shumen, Sliven, Smoljan, Sofia, Stara Zagora, Targovishte and Varna regions), Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia (except Brod-Posavina, Istria, Koprivnica-Križevci, Osijek-Baranja, Šibenik-Knin, Varaždin and Zadar regions), Czech Republic (only Prague region), Ecuador, Egypt, France (only Île-de-France and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur regions), India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, China (only Hubei Province), Peru, Philippines, Portugal (only Lisbon and Norte regions), Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain mainland and Balearic Islands, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine or USA.
Passengers required to start a quarantine have to provide a confirmation of availability of suitable accommodation already upon arrival and costs must be borne – otherwise entry will be refused.
The following categories of passengers are exempted from providing a negative molecular biological SARS-CoV-2-test certificate and will not be required to undergo a 10-day quarantine:
Passengers who are travelling to Austria for the following reasons are exempted from providing a health certificate and undertaking quarantine regardless of their point or origin:
Last updated: 12 October 2020, 17:11 (GMT +4)
All passengers taking an Extra-Schengen flight to Belgium must complete the before departure and present the completed form at check-in. All passengers must undergo a mandatory 7-day quarantine upon arrival in Belgium. Please read about the restrictions on non-essential travel on the Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development . More details on COVID-19 health guidelines is available here.
Last updated: 4 October 2020, 09:46 (GMT +4)
Passengers must complete the Republic of Cyprus online 24 hours before travel. A red flight pass notification means you are not cleared for travel. If there are any issues submitting the online application, passengers must print and carry the for each country category. Without these documents passengers can’t board the aircraft.
All passengers travelling from Category A countries but have stayed in, lived at or transited from category B or C countries with an overnight stay within 14 days of their journey to Cyprus will be considered as travellers from category B or C countries and must follow the guidelines accordingly.
Passengers travelling from Category B countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued at least 72 hours before departure.
Countries not listed under categories A or B are considered Category C countries and the following guidelines apply.
If you are travelling to Cyprus from a Category C country or if you have lived in, stayed at or connected from one with an overnight stay within 14 days of your journey to Cyprus, you can only enter Cyprus and undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival if you belong to any of the below passenger categories:
All passengers must bear the cost of the COVID-19 laboratory test of EUR 60 and pay any accommodation costs (EUR 60 daily for single occupancy and EUR 90 daily for double occupancy) and transportation costs if the test results will take a day or more to be completed.
All passengers must remain under mandatory self-isolation at your residence or a government designated facility for 14 days, regardless of the COVID-19 PCR test result.
Last updated: 12 October 2020, 12:19 (GMT +4)
All passengers who have spent at least 12 hours in a country that is not on the in the last 14 days must complete the to be accepted on the flight. Within 5 days of their arrival, they must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at their own expense.
This does not apply to:
If passengers do not submit a COVID-19 PCR test result to the respective health station within 7 days of their arrival, a necessary quarantine measure will be ordered.
This does not apply to:
Last updated: 20 October 2020, 12:43 (GMT +4)
Please check if you are allowed entry to France before you travel. If you are travelling to France, you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure and fill out a locator form and exempted movement certificate before arrival.
COVID-19 PCR testing
Effective 1 August, passengers must present a negative COVID 19 PCR certificate for a test taken less than 72 hours before departure.
Passengers will not be allowed into France except if they are:
From 17 October until 17 November, a nightly curfew is being implemented from 21:00 to 06:00 local time in France. Arriving passengers can leave the airport to travel to their accommodation and vice versa as long as they carry their airplane ticket/itinerary as proof. You can refer to the .
Last updated: 15 October 2020, 10:12 (GMT +4)
Passengers arriving into Germany from a must take a COVID-19 PCR test either within 48 hours in advance at the point of departure or within 10 days after entering Germany. The test on arrival is free of charge only for passengers arriving from high-risk areas and can be conducted at test centres at selected German airports. Passengers must retain their boarding passes or other proof of the flight to be eligible for the free COVID-19 PCR test. Tests for travelers from non-risk areas are no longer free of charge. Additionally, all passengers arriving from high risk countries must complete the that is provided on board.
Last updated: 5 October 2020, 09:46 (GMT +4)
All passengers flying to Greece from Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, Belgium, Spain, Albania and North Macedonia, with the exception of children under 10 years, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, taken not more than 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in English, clearly indicating the passenger’s name and ID number, and presented to officers of the general secretariat for civil protection and the national public health organisation on arrival.
Transit/transfer passengers at the airports of the aforementioned countries, originating from a country not requiring to display a Negative COVID-19 PCR test and having completed the , are exempted from the above requirement, on the condition that they remain at the airport transit area throughout their transit time. Note: Dubai PCR COVID-19 test requirements for transit passengers apply.
Passengers must complete the at least 24 hours before check-in for their flight to Greece. Passengers will receive an email notification upon on-time completion of the e-PLF or an electronic QR code that must be shown at check-in. Families can also be accepted with only one joint PLF confirmation and one unique QR code.
Only EU citizens can travel to Greece. Exceptions are citizens and permanent residents from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay who are permitted to enter.
Permanent residents of UAE may arrive only by direct flights from UAE to Greece.
Along with the QR code proof that they have completed the e-PLF and a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, travellers from UAE or third countries will have to present their residence permit, work permit, identity card (provided that it states the place of residence), driving license or other documents to prove their place of residence.
The following are also exempted from entry restrictions:
The above persons must present the appropriate document and undergo laboratory medical examination.
Third country nationals subject to the restrictions may request exceptional entry to the Greek consular authority of their place of residence or stay for business or personal reasons.
Passengers may be subject to COVID-19 tests on arrival. Tested passengers can then continue to their final destination. If the test result is positive, the passenger must stay in quarantine for 14 days under supervision at the passenger’s final destination.
Last updated: 7 October 2020, 15:51 (GMT +4)
Last updated: 4 October 2020, 09:43 (GMT +4)
Passengers arriving in Ireland from overseas, including Irish citizens, must complete a 48 hours before their arrival. It is a penal offence not to complete the form in the manner specified. It is also an offence to provide false or misleading information on the form. You will receive an email receipt once you have completed the form. Please present the email receipt or a completed printed version of the form to an officer at your point of entry to the state.
During the 14 days following your arrival the information on the form may be used:
All travellers to Ireland are recommended to self-isolate for 14 days from arrival.
Last updated: 21 October 2020, 12:46 (GMT +4)
All passengers must complete the following declaration forms before arrival:
A. Form “ANNEX 1 SELF-DECLARATION”: Each customer must complete the form before boarding and hand it to the Gate Team in DXB. All forms must be collected in one envelope and delivered to the Purser. The envelope has to be handed out to the Ground staff in FCO.
B. Form “Autocertificazione”: To be distributed on board by the crew to customers, before landing in FCO for Immigration purposes
Travel to and from foreign countries
Restrictions and measures apply to specific destinations as detailed below.
A. The Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State: no limitations
B. EU COUNTRIES (except for the countries in lists C and D), Schengen states, Andorra, and the Principality of Monaco: travel to/from countries in list B is allowed for any reason, including tourism, without having to self-isolate on return to Italy
C. Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Spain, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland: no restrictions
D. Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay: travel to/from these countries is allowed for any reason, including tourism, but travellers must self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities for 14 days upon return to Italy
E. Rest of the world: travel to/from the rest of the world (i.e. all the states and territories not mentioned in other lists) is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study, or absolute urgency, returning to one's home, domicile, or dwelling. Travel for tourism is not allowed. Arrival/return to Italy from this group of countries is allowed only for Italian/EU/Schengen/the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland citizens and their family members, as well as holders of residence permits and their family members.
Travellers from the countries in list E are allowed to enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective relationship (regardless of whether or not they cohabit) with Italian/EU/Schengen/the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland citizens or with persons who are legally residing in Italy and if they are travelling to their partners' home/domicile/dwelling in Italy. Travellers must self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities for 14 days.
F. Passengers from this list are not allowed entry to Italy: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic. This includes passengers who have stayed in or transited through these countries in the last 14 days before arrival in Italy.
Travellers from these countries must self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities for 14 days upon arrival in Italy.
Last updated: 4 October 2020, 09:40 (GMT +4)
Travel to Norway
Norway has started to open the border for European nationals. For details of which countries/nationalities, please visit the Norwegian Institute of Public Health website.
Passengers travelling to Norway from other countries other than those listed will be sent back to their point of origin or will be quarantined for 10 days if they are a resident of Norway.
Temporary entry and exit controls will be performed at the internal Schengen border.
Upon arrival in Norway, passengers will receive a text message from the Norwegian health authorities with a link to information on how to get tested for COVID-19 as well as rules for travel quarantine. Travellers are requested to read the content in the link. A testing centre is also available at the airport, however, it is not mandatory.
All crew and minimum support personnel that are required to carry out cargo and passenger flights are exempt from the travel restrictions.
Travel to END SVALBARD, LONGYEAR
Passengers residing in Norway, that have visited countries other than those listed in the last 10 days must quarantine for 10 days on arrival in Norway.
All crew and minimum support personnel that are required to carry out cargo and passenger flights are exempt from the travel restrictions.
Last updated: 8 October 2020, 15:49 (GMT +4)
Travel to Poland
All passengers, excluding infants, will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours before departure and present the test result certificate at check-in.
Travel from Poland
All passengers, excluding infants, will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours before departure and present the test result certificate at check in.
Check the new rules at before you travel. All passengers travelling from Poland must complete a health monitoring form before they can receive their boarding pass. More information is available from the , as well as the Polish government website in and .
Last updated: 7 October 2020, 13:39 (GMT +4)
The following passengers are allowed non-essential travel to Portugal:
For all other third-country nationals only essential travel is allowed (travelling for business, study, family gathering, health or humanitarian reasons).
Before boarding, all passengers including children 12 years old and below, must present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued not more than 72 hours before their time of departure from the point of origin.
Boarding is exceptionally allowed without the presentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate to the following:
Last updated: 17 September 2020, 16:08 (GMT +4)
Travel to Russia
Only the following passengers are allowed to travel to Russia:
COVID-19 PCR test requirements
Before boarding the flight to Moscow, all non-Russian citizens including children, must present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before their time of arrival to Moscow. The certificate must either be in English or Russian.
If travelling from Dubai, Russian nationals do not need to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure. However, they must take one at a Russian clinic within 72 hours of arrival and and upload a negative result.
Travel from Russia
All passengers, except children 12 years old and below, as well as passengers with moderate or severe disability, travelling to Dubai, including passengers connecting in Dubai, must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued by a . The test should be conducted within 96 hours of departure. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.
Passengers whose final destination is Dubai will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai and must remain in their hotel or residence until they receive the test result by SMS.
Last updated: 4 October 2020, 09:40 (GMT +4)
International passengers must complete the online or on the SPTH APP (available on Google Play and the App Store). A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented to authorities on arrival.
By signing the form, passengers are committing to self-isolate at home or a place of residence during the 14 days after entry to Spain if they present symptoms of acute respiratory infection (fever, cough or respiratory difficulty), to self-monitor coronavirus symptoms, and to phone the competent health authorities. Only passengers are allowed to access the airport terminals. It is mandatory to wear face masks at every point of your journey.
Last updated: 4 October 2020, 09:36 (GMT +4)
Travellers entering Switzerland from certain countries will have to go into quarantine for 10 days. Travellers affected will be notified during the flight, on board coaches and at border crossings.
A negative test result does not exempt passengers from the mandatory quarantine requirement.
The mandatory quarantine requirement does not apply to transit passengers who have spent less than 24 hours in a country or area with an increased risk of infection.
The following passengers from the countries listed above may be exempted from the quarantine requirement.
All passengers must complete a . This form is provided on board and can also be downloaded from emirates.com. During flight, cabin crew will collect completed forms from customers to be handed over to Swiss officials upon arrival. Find out more in these .
Last updated: 24 September 2020, 13:26 (GMT +4)
Last updated: 14 October 2020, 10:49 (GMT +4)
Effective 30 October, a fine will be imposed on arriving passengers who have not submitted the Passenger Locator Form.
Passengers must wear face coverings on all flights travelling from and to the UK.
Passengers travelling to the UK must self-isolate in their accommodation for 14 days on arrival. They must provide details of their flight, transport, contact details and address for the period of self-isolation.
Passengers arriving from certain countries will be able to enter the UK without having to self-isolate unless they have travelled to or transited through a non-exempt country 14 days before their arrival in the UK. The full list of the countries is published . Currently, all passengers arriving on an Emirates flight in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days.
Last updated: 21 October 2020, 11:59 (GMT +4)
Visa for travel to China
COVID-19 prevention measures
All passengers must complete the China Customs Health Declaration Form via the , or before check-in. At check-in, passengers must present the QR code as proof that they have submitted the personal health declaration form. Printed forms will not be accepted.
Please note that it is mandatory to update the seat number before or after check-in on the online China Customs health declaration form.
All passengers arriving in Guangzhou must undergo a Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) and a 14-day quarantine in designated facilities for medical observation at the passenger’s own expense.
Travel to China from Dubai
All passengers starting their journey from Dubai must comply with these requirements:
1. COVID-19 test
2. Health code apps
Travel to China from other countries
All passengers starting their journey from countries other than the UAE must comply with the following requirements:
1. COVID-19 test
2. Health code apps
Last updated: 21 October 2020, 10:25 (GMT +4)
All passengers must complete the online before landing in Hong Kong. Once complete, you will receive a QR code as confirmation. It is mandatory for all passengers to present this QR code at the boarding gate.
All non-residents are not allowed to travel to Hong Kong until further notice. Only passengers holding a Hong Kong Resident Card (irrespective of passport) and/or valid visa/documents will be allowed entry to Hong Kong.
The special air-sea and sea-air ferry operations to and from Macao have been cancelled effective 17 July 2020. Passengers will not be accepted on flights if they are connecting further by ferry to China or Macao, or if they are arriving in Hong Kong by sea from China and Macao to connect to a flight.
Effective 16 October:
Travel from Dubai to Hong Kong: All passengers travelling to Hong Kong (except children below 12 years) must present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The validity of the certificate should be within 72 hours from the time sample was taken prior to departure time from Dubai. The certificate should be issued by an authorised reliable entity.
Travel from other countries to Hong Kong: An inbound traveller who, on the day of boarding or within the last 14 days prior to travel has stayed in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France (effective 26 October), India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia (effective from 26 October), South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must provide a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The validity of the certificate should be within 72 hours from the time sample was taken prior to departure time from Dubai. The certificate should be issued by an authorised reliable entity. *Requirement for children refer below.
Travel from Bangkok to Hong Kong: An inbound traveller who, on the day of boarding or within the last 14 days prior to travel has stayed in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France (effective 26 October), India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia (effective from 26 October), South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must provide a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate . The validity of the certificate should be within 72 hours from the time sample was taken prior to departure time from Bangkok. The certificate should be issued by an authorised reliable entity. *Requirement for children refer below.
Children travelling from other countries, including Bangkok, to Hong Kong: Children below 12 years old are not required to take the COVID‑19 PCR test unless they are travelling from or have visited one of the following high‑risk countries in the last 14 days: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France (effective 26 October), India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia (effective from 26 October), South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America
If the test report contains all the information required in English or Chinese, further documentation for the certification by the laboratory or healthcare institution is not required. However, if the test report is not in English or Chinese, or does not contain all the information required, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveller identical to that in his/her valid travel document and all of the information required must be presented together with the test report.
Documentary proof in English or Chinese to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited is required. If the certificate does not have ISO15189 accreditation printed on it, then a letter by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located is mandatory. A letter from the laboratory itself stating it is ISO 15189 accredited or recognised by the government is not acceptable.
A confirmed booking in English or Chinese of not less than 14 days at hotels in Hong Kong is mandatory for all passengers that are travelling from or have visited one of the following high‑risk countries in the last 14 days: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France (effective 26 October), India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia (effective from 26 October), South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America It is preferable that the booking is with one of the government recommended hotels. The list of hotels is available in and . A confirmed booking of not less than 14 days at accommodations that are not on the government recommended list is also acceptable.
Only the following passengers will be allowed entry into Hong Kong without additional documentation:
Sea crew arriving in Hong Kong via the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are required to present the following documents to the Department of Health upon arrival.
Sea crew who fail to present and submit any of the required documents will be denied entry to Hong Kong and their respective shipping companies/agents must arrange their return to their country of origin.
After entering Hong Kong, sea crew must take a COVID-19 PCR test at the Department of Health’s testing centre at HKIA and wait for the results there.
The transfer/transit services at HKIA from ports in Mainland China will resume from 00:01 on 15 August 2020 until further notice. Transfer/transit services to destinations in Mainland China will remain unavailable.
Transfer/transit services between different airlines will be allowed provided that the passengers are booked under the same air ticket (separate tickets are not allowed) and the passengers have been checked through with both boarding passes printed and baggage tagged-through to final destination; and that the operating airlines will communicate closely and implement all the required pre-flight checking and verification and in-flight safety measures.
Layover time must be within 24 hours and passengers meet the most updated immigration and health quarantine requirements of the destinations, and the transfer/transit requirements at HKIA to avoid having passengers stranded in Hong Kong.
Last updated: 8 October 2020, 16:45 (GMT +4)
All passengers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The test must be done within 7 days prior to arriving in Jakarta.
Foreigners holding a valid visa and or stay permit are allowed to enter Indonesia.
The following are the accepted categories of visas and/or stay permits:
Crew arriving using their own carrier are allowed to enter Indonesia.
Foreigners holding APEC Travel Card are allowed to enter.
Free visas and visa on arrival are currently suspended until the COVID-19 pandemic is declared ended by appropriate authorities.
Visit visas are intended for one-time travel with purpose:
Limited stay visas are for the purpose of:
Guarantors must apply for visit visas and limited stay visas from the directorate general of immigration with the following documents:
Digital (eVisa) visit visas and limited stay visa will be provided.
Medical, food support personnel and crew are exempted from the requirement to provide proof of funds.
Foreigners holding expired limited stay permit (ITAS), permanent stay permit (ITAP) or re-entry permit currently abroad must apply for new visas to enter Indonesia.
Diplomatic and official visa are regulated by Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign nationals can apply for a Family Reunion Temporary Stay Visa index 317 provided they fall in the following categories:
Last updated: 14 October 2020, 10:54 (GMT +4)
Japanese nationals, passengers with special permanent resident status or diplomat or official resident status will be allowed on flights without a negative COVID-19 certificate and are not required to hold the "Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Necessary Documentation For Re-entry Into Japan”.
Seamen must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of departure. Seamen must be met at the airport by their shipping agent.
Passengers who hold a Japan entry visa issued after 3 April 2020 must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of departure.
Foreign nationals who departed from Japan on or before 31 August 2020 must have re-entry permission, a “Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Necessary Documentation for Re-entry into Japan” (passengers will receive this from the embassy/consulate general after submitting all the required documents) and a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of departure.
Foreign nationals who have a receipt for request of re-entry and who left Japan after 1 September 2020 must have re-entry permission, receipt for request of re-entry or e-mail from the immigration office and a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of departure.
Foreign nationals who have no receipt for request of re-entry and who left Japan after 1 September 2020 must present the following documents:
Where required, the negative COVID-19 PCR certificate presented to Japanese immigration officers must include the type of test, date when sample is collected, result and result date. It is highly recommended to use the for smooth entry. There is no exception for children and infants for the negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate requirement.
The following passengers can travel to Japan without the negative PCR test certificate or additional documents:
Last updated: 23 September 2020, 16:47 (GMT +4)
Tourists are not allowed to enter Malaysia until 31 DEC 2020. This restriction may be subject to extension by the government.
The Government of Malaysia has made the decision to allow below categories of expatriates and their dependents, including foreign maids to expatriates who are holding a valid long-term pass and/or has obtained pass approval application to enter Malaysia.
The categories of the pass is as follows:
Passengers must comply with below requirements:
For detailed information, kindly refer to guidelines available on below links:
Expatriates holding Malaysia My Second Home pass (MM2H) require prior approval from the Ministry of Tourism Arts & Culture of Malaysia (MOTAC) for entry. For up to date information on the rules for entry of Malaysia My second Home (MM2H) pass holders, please visit the .
International Students visa holders will have to obtain travel authorisation from the director general of the Malaysian Immigration Department (students must apply through EMGS). Upon receiving travel authorisation, students must download and complete a Letter of Undertaking (LOU) and Indemnity for Person Under Surveillance, as well as obtain a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) from an accredited Malaysian Mission abroad. For up to date information on the rules for international students entering Malaysia, please visit the .
Travel from Malaysia
Seamen travelling to Malaysia:
Transit through Malaysia
Transit to China
For more details, please refer to the following Malaysian government websites:
Last updated: 8 October 2020, 15:20 (GMT +4)
Travel to the Philippines
Visa on arrival for eligible nationalities is suspended and international connections/transit are no longer permitted.
Passengers travelling to the Philippines must take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on arrival and undergo quarantine procedures in approved facilities while awaiting for the test results. The cost of quarantine accommodations shall be shouldered by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for land-based OFWs and by the local manning agency and/or Maritime Industry Authority for sea-based OFWs. OFWs must present their Overseas Employment Card (OEC) or Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) card at the time of check-in for validation.
Passengers, particularly Non-OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers), may undergo the required COVID-19 RT-PCR swab test at the accredited private testing centres established at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at their own cost (approximately USD 80 or PHP 4,000).
It is mandatory to wear a face mask and face shield within the terminal and all public transportation in the Philippines.
Travel to Cebu
Travel to Clark
OFWs must complete the following forms:
Travel from the Philippines
Passengers travelling from Philippines to Dubai and beyond on Emirates must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued by a . The test must be conducted no more than 96 hours before departure. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. Passengers will also be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.
Passengers will only be accepted on the flight upon presenting the negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate at the time of check-in.
Last updated: 18 October 2020, 14:32 (GMT +4)
Passengers travelling as Short-Term Visitors are not allowed to transit or enter Singapore. Exceptions include: returning residents of Singapore, Singapore Resident with Long-Term Pass, including passengers with a work pass, Student S Pass, Dependent S Pass, and Long-Term Visit Pass.
Upon entry into Singapore, passengers must serve a 14 day self-isolation at a dedicated Stay-Home-Notice facility.
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).
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.
All 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 or via the mobile application (to be downloaded from Apple AppStore or Google Play).
Additional entry requirement for passengers who have recently travelled to India
Effective 17 September 2020, all passengers who have been to India within the last 14 days before arrival in Singapore are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of their departure.
The COVID-19 PCR test certificate must be issued by recognised laboratories in India that are internationally accredited or recognised by the Indian government. It must be in English, and state the following:
This requirement does not apply to passengers who are 12 years old and below and Singapore citizens or permanent residents.
Travellers from Indonesia and Philippines:
Effective 19 October 2020, 23:59, travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents and with recent travel history to Indonesia or the Philippines within the last 14 days prior to entry, will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure. These travellers will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result as a condition of approval to enter Singapore. This requirement will apply on top of the existing requirements of a 14 days Stay at Home Notice - SHN at Stay-home-notice Designated Facilities - SDF and a negative COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN.
This requirement does not apply to passengers, who are:
Travellers from Hong Kong
With effect from 14 October 2020, 23:59hrs, all travellers from Hong Kong will serve a 7-days SHN at their own accommodation, in lieu of a 14-days SHN at SDF. A COVID-19 swab test will still be administered during the SHN period.
Travellers with travel route through Hong Kong – Dubai – Singapore will not be required to serve a 14-day SHN since they will be considered travellers arriving from Dubai and not Hong Kong.
Travellers from Sabah
With effect from 14 October 2020, 23:59hrs, all travellers entering Singapore who have a travel history in the past 14 days to Sabah (Malaysia) will be required to serve 14-day Stay at Home Notice “SHN” at dedicated SHN facilities. This also applies to returning Singapore based travellers under the reciprocal Green Lane (RGL), as well as Malaysian Citizens and PRs entering Singapore under the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA).
Last updated: 8 October 2020, 17:48 (GMT +4)
All foreigners arriving in or transiting from South Korea who have stayed in Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Philippines and Uzbekistan within 14 days from their arrival date must carry 2 copies of a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate (Korean and English only) issued within 48 hours of their scheduled departure from the country. The certificate must be issued by a testing lab or hospital designated by the Korean Embassy in the country. If the certificate is issued in any language other than Korean or English, the certificate must be translated into Korean or English and notarised.
Effective 24 July, seamen travelling to South Korea with a C-3-11 visa must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued within 48 hours of departure. Seamen travelling from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Philippines and Uzbekistan must present a certificate issued by a test lab or hospital designated by the South Korean embassy in their country.
Effective 9 October 2020, customers connecting with Korean Air (KE) from Incheon (ICN) to Hong Kong (HKG) who are departing from countries in the Middle East including Dubai will not be accepted.
Transfer passengers from other areas through Dubai will be accepted for travel.
Effective 24 August 2020, the cost of quarantine and treatment may be imposed on the passenger:
Last updated: 10 August 2020, 19:34 (GMT +4)
Last updated: 14 October 2020, 11:39 (GMT +4)
The ban on international flights to Thailand has been extended until 31 October 2020. Only the following passengers are allowed to enter Thailand.
All nationalities require a visa for entry except Thai nationals. Tourists and Transit passengers will not be accepted.
Certificate of Entry (COE), Fit to fly health certificate are mandatory for all passengers travelling to Thailand.
(COVID-19 RT-PCR test result and Fit to Fly health certificate should be in English or Thai language only.)
Additional required documents as below.
Exempted persons or persons who are specified, permitted or invited by the Prime Minister or Chief Official responsible for remedying the emergency situation to enter into the Kingdom pertaining to necessity, whereby conditions and timeframes may also be prescribed
Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under international organisations, or representatives of foreign governments or agencies performing their duties in Thailand, or any other persons in international agencies, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives permission pertaining to necessity, including their spouses, parents or children
Non-Thai nationals who are a spouse, parents, or children of a Thai national
Aliens who have a certificate of residence in the Kingdom, including their spouses and children
Non-Thai national who have a work permit or have been granted permission to work in the Kingdom in accordance with Thai laws, including their spouses and children, or foreign workers who have been granted exemption from the government to temporarily stay in the Kingdom and permitted to work through their employers or licensees who are permitted to bring in foreign workers to work in the Kingdom
For these three categories of passengers, the following additional documents are required for entry:
Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational establishments in Thailand approved by Thai authorities, including their parents or guardians, except for students of non-formal schools in accordance laws on private schools or of any other similar private educational establishments
Students of educational establishments in accordance with the laws on private schools categorised as international schools or universities that provide international curriculum/ normal curriculum, including the parents or guardians of such students
Non-Thai nationals who need to receive medical treatment in Thailand, including their accompanying persons, except for treatment for COVID-19. The accompanying persons shall be limited to no more than 3 persons and shall be quarantined in the same hospital, and the period of their stay in the Kingdom shall be no less than 14 days
Non-Thai nationals who have been granted permission to enter into the Kingdom under special arrangements between Thai government agencies and other countries, or persons or groups of persons who have been granted permission by the Prime minister upon the submission for consideration after the examination and review by the Ad Hoc Committee for the Consideration of the Relaxation of the Enforcement of Measures to Prevent and Suppress the Spread of the Communicable Disease Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), and shall comply with disease prevention measures determined by the Ad Hoc Committee
For long stay, a quota of travellers from others countries permitted to enter into the Kingdom in accordance with special arrangements will be submitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval of the CCSA.
For short stay, a quota of travellers from other countries permitted to enter into the Kingdom in accordance with special arrangements will be submitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval from the CCSA
Last updated: 10 August 2020, 19:34 (GMT +4)
The Vietnam government currently only approves entry for diplomats, specialists, highly skilled workers and business travellers. The company or organisation inviting these categories of passengers must request approval from the government office or City People Committee of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. They will also need to request quarantine plan approval from the local health authority.
Vietnamese citizens can only return home on repatriation flights operated by Vietnamese airlines.
A negative real-time PCR test certificate is required for entry into Vietnam. The test must be taken at labs qualified by the WHO or the government at the point of origin within 3 to 7 days of arrival in Vietnam.
Passengers are also required to have a valid international medical insurance or, if invited by an organisation, the passenger must commit to cover all costs related to COVID-19 treatment in Vietnam if required.
Last updated: 13 September 2020, 13:53 (GMT +4)
Entry to Bahrain is restricted to Bahraini citizens, residents, GCC citizens who do not need a visa, passengers eligible to obtain a visa on arrival, passengers with a valid eVisa, diplomats, military personnel, airline crew, or holders of official, service or UN passports.
All passengers must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test (at their own expense) on arrival. Arriving passengers must remain in self-isolation until they receive the result of the COVID-19 PCR test. Any passenger staying in Bahrain for ten (10) days or longer must repeat the COVID-19 PCR test on the tenth day following their arrival in the kingdom.
Last updated: 8 October 2020, 15:06 (GMT +4)
Travel to Iran
Effective 5 August 2020, all passengers regardless of point of origin or nationality must complete the COVID-19 screening self-declaration form and present it to the health representatives on arrival.
All passengers, including Iranian nationals, who are over two years old must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no later than 96 hours before departure. The certificate is mandatory to be accepted on the flight.
Exception: Iranian nationals not holding a negative test result can be accepted with a form of indemnity (FOI). They will undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and will be isolated in IBIS Hotel for 48 hours until the test result is received. Passengers must cover the costs of the test and hotel stay.
All passengers arriving in Tehran will undergo thermal screening, and suspected COVID-19 cases will be isolated, regardless of their negative test result certificate.
Iranian nationals must complete an indemnity form and quarantine themselves at the specified address (preferably their own home) for 14 days. Non Iranian nationals will be quarantined at the Ministry of Health assigned IBIS International Airport Hotel for 14 days.
All costs for the COVID-19 PCR test (around USD 17) as well as hotel quarantine charges (around USD 30 per night) will be at the passenger’s expense.
Tourist or Visit visas will not be issued on arrival.
For passengers from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India travelling on a Business Visa, the sponsoring company must get approval from the Iranian Ministry of Health, which the passenger must present at check-in. Business travellers whose visas were approved online must complete a self-assessment form.
Travel from Iran
All passengers travelling with Emirates from Iran must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. The test must be conducted within 96 hours of departure. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. All passengers will be required to under a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.
Last updated: 15 October 2020, 14:03 (GMT +4)
It is mandatory to wear facial masks throughout Baghdad (BGW) and Basra (BSR) airports. All staff and passengers will be subject to thermal scanning and any passenger who shows symptoms of flu will not be allowed to check-in. They will then be taken to a medical centre for further testing.
Travel to Iraq:
All passengers travelling to Iraq must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. The test result must be issued not more than 72 hours of arrival.
For travel to Basra, children 12 years and below are exempt from the COVID-19 PCR test requirement.
For travel to Baghdad, children below 6 years can be accepted without the COVID-19 PCR certificate on the condition that the test is conducted after arrival.
All non-Iraqi nationals who require OK to board approval must submit copies of their passport, PNR and visa 48 hours before their date of travel. The required documents must be submitted to:
Travel from Iraq:
Passengers travelling to Dubai, including passengers with a connecting flight, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. The test must be taken not more than 96 hours before departure at laboratories or health clinics approved by the Ministry of Health.
Last updated: 23 September 2020, 15:09 (GMT +4)
Last updated: 21 September 2020, 14:30 (GMT +4)
Travel from Kuwait
All Kuwaiti citizens travelling from Kuwait must have active medical insurance covering treatment abroad in case of injuries or accidents.
Travel to Kuwait
Effective 1 August, only the following passengers will be allowed to travel to Kuwait.
GCC nationals travelling to Kuwait must present a valid passport. Civil ID will not be accepted for travel.
Domestic workers accompanied by GCC citizens must have a valid visa to enter Kuwait.
Resident permit holders who have left Kuwait on or after 1 September 2019 and have stayed outside Kuwait for more than six months can return provided their resident permit/visa is still valid.
All passengers, except children under 6 years old, must carry an original negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate in English issued by one of the approved by concerned authorities in Kuwait. The certificate must not be older than 96 hours from the date the test was taken.
Passengers who have taken a COVID-19 PCR test in Kuwait and are eligible to return without restrictions can present the same COVID-19 PCR test certificate provided they return within 96 hours of their test date.
Handbags with wheels or trolley-type handbags are not allowed.
All passengers must undergo a 14-day home quarantine on arrival.
The visa on arrival facility is currently not available.
All nationalities who have a valid Residence Permit (valid civil ID) are allowed to enter Kuwait if they have not visited the following countries and territories within 14 days of their arrival.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
First degree relatives of Kuwaiti nationals who are residents of Kuwait and have documents proving their relationship with the Kuwaiti national and are travelling from any of the 31 restricted countries are allowed to travel to Kuwait./
Domestic staff of Kuwaiti nationals who are accompanying their sponsor and hold a valid resident permit are also allowed to travel to Kuwait from the 31 restricted countries.
Last updated: 12 October 2020, 15:44 (GMT +4)
Effective 23 September 2020:
All passengers arriving to Lebanon:
On arrival, passengers may choose between the following:
Passengers Arriving from Syria, Turkey and all African countries:
Passengers arriving from Iraq:
Passengers travelling from Lebanon and returning within a week (those travelling on one day of the week and and returning on the same day the following week) are exempt from taking the COVID-19 PCR test before they return to Lebanon. However:
Travel from Lebanon
All passengers travelling with Emirates from Lebanon must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. The test must be conducted within 96 hours of departure. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. Please check the list of for COVID-19 PCR testing in Lebanon.
Last updated: 7 October 2020, 15:17 (GMT +4)
Travel to Oman:
Travel from Oman:
Last updated: 12 October 2020, 17:12 (GMT +4)
Travel is suspended to and from India, Brazil and Argentina including any passenger who has been in these countries in the last 14 days prior to their arrival in the Kingdom. This is also applicable to Indian, Brazilian & Argentinian nationals.
Transit is not permitted in all KSA airports.
Travel to Saudi Arabia
All passengers must complete the health disclaimer form provided on board and present it on arrival to the Airport Health Control Centre.
The following passengers are allowed to travel to and from Saudi Arabia:
Entry allowed to the Kingdom for citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States as well as non-Saudis who obtain any of the following visas: exit and re-entry, work permit, Iqama (resident permit) or visit.
The entry of GCC citizens and non-Saudis into the Kingdom is subject to the preventive health measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
All non-Saudis, except children 8 years and below, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by an accredited laboratory. The test must be done not later than 72 hours before the scheduled departure to the Kingdom.
All passengers arriving in the Kingdom must comply with completing the full home quarantine period for 2 days followed by a negative COVID-19 PCR result. If the PCR test is not done after arrival then the home quarantine period will extend to 7 days.
Travel from Saudi Arabia
Saudi National: Only passengers who have prior approval from local authority are eligible to travel from Saudi Arabia to or transit Dubai.
Non-Saudi: All nationalities, except Saudi nationals, are allowed to travel from Saudi Arabia to or transit Dubai.
Last updated: 18 October 2020, 12:21 (GMT +4)
Travel to Maldives
Residents of Maldives (nationals and expatriates) have to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine on arrival.
Effective 10 September 2020, all tourists and travellers entering the Maldives for a short-term stay must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be conducted within 96 hours of departure from the first port of embarkation.
The following categories of travellers are exempted from pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test requirements:
Travel from Maldives
It is mandatory that customers confirm the COVID-19 PCR test requirements as per the regulations of the destination country and present the test result certificate at check-in. Tourists travelling from the Maldives will have their COVID-19 PCR test arranged by their resort. Please contact your resort’s guest relations department for more details.
Last updated: 20 October 2020, 14:04 (GMT +4)
From 1 October 2020, borders will be open to Mauritian nationals, residents and tourists travelling to Mauritius for long stays. Below regulations are applicable for travel for the month of October.
Last updated: 13 October 2020, 10:02 (GMT +4)
Travel to Seychelles
All passengers, including infants and children, travelling from must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from an accredited laboratory. The test must be taken not more than 72 hours before departure from the point of origin. Travellers from countries not included in the list of permitted countries are currently not allowed entry to Seychelles.
Effective September 15, travellers to the Seychelles, including travellers in transit to other countries via Mahe Airport, must have an approved Health Travel Authorisation (HTA).This includes children, infants as well as Seychellois and all foreigners. Passengers must apply via the Seychelles Travel Authorisation mobile app or .
Passengers require their passport, a recent valid negative COVID-19 PCR test, their travel itinerary, hotel bookings, other relevant information as well as a payment card to complete the application.
The HTA can be presented in a form of hard or soft copy. Permitted hard copies are a paper print-out or PDF and soft copies are Mobile app/ Apple Passbook versions.
The HTA will be processed at a charge of EUR 45 and is only valid together with the corresponding passport and COVID-19 PCR test certificate that were submitted and accepted. The fee for Seychelles passport holders is EUR 5.40.
All countries allowed to enter Seychelles will be considered permitted countries and have been divided into 2 categories:
Effective 1 October 2020, Special Status is provided to the following countries: France, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Additional health safety measures that will permit visitors from the countries with Special Status to travel and stay in Seychelles are described below:
Travel from Seychelles
All passengers, except children 12 years old and below, as well as passengers with moderate or severe disability, travelling to Dubai will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours before departure and present the negative test result certificate at check-in (passengers cannot use the same test result done from another country for the return even if within 96hrs).
COVID 19 PCR testing facilities are available for tourists before departure on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. On Mahe Island, travellers can go to Maison De Foot at Roche Caiman on any day between Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon to do the test. Appointments are required for other health centers as they offer the tests on different days:
Location of the testing stations:
La Digue Island
Last updated: 20 October 2020, 09:47 (GMT +4)
Effective 31st October 2020, all passengers must submit contact information on the ArriveCAN app or , before travel. The ArriveCAN receipt (proof of digital submission) must be presented at check-in. Find more information .
Travel from Canada
PCR testing can now be done at a designated facility “Switch Health”, which promises a quick return of the test results as well as an applicable discount for Emirates customers using EMIRATES-SH code. .
Last updated: 7 October 2020, 12:11 (GMT +4)
Travel to Boston (BOS)
Passengers must complete the negative COVID-19 PCR test confirmation upon arrival or undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. The test result must have been issued within 72 hours of arrival in Boston.
Passengers who were not able to take a COVID-19 PCR test before arrival can present a negative test result within the 14-day period to satisfy the mandatory quarantine rule.
Travel to New York (JFK)
Last updated: 8 October 2020, 13:28 (GMT +4)
Travel to Brazil
Effective 2 October, there are no restrictions for passengers travelling to Brazil.
Travel from Brazil
All passengers arriving in Dubai from Brazil, including passengers connecting in Dubai, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours before departure to be accepted on the flight. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. Children below 12 years old and passengers with moderate or severe disability are not required to present this certificate.
Last updated: 8 October 2020, 15:03 (GMT +4)
All passengers travelling out of Kabul on Emirates, except children 12 years old and below or passengers with moderate or severe disability, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate at the time of check-in. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.
Passengers must bring along their Emirates booking details and passport to take the COVID-19 PCR test. The test must be conducted up to 4 days prior to travel (96 hours maximum) at . Passengers will bear the costs of the test and certificate. Once they receive the test results, passengers must contact the local Emirates contact centre or office at least 24 hours (one day) before departure to ensure that their test details are validated and included in their booking. Passengers without a valid COVID-19 PCR test result certificate and Emirates validation remarks may be denied boarding without compensation.
Passengers will also be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at Dubai International airport.
Last updated: 8 October 2020, 15:03 (GMT +4)
Travel to Bangladesh
Bangladeshi nationals or Bangladeshi origin foreign passport holders with a ‘No visa require for Bangladesh’ stamp or sticker in their passport must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate or COVID-19 symptom free certificate in English issued within 72 hours of travel. Without this certificate there will be a mandatory 14-day quarantine in a government-approved quarantine centre.
All foreign passport holders must have BD visa on their passports to enter Bangladesh. All foreign nationals with a valid visa for Bangladesh must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel. Visa on arrival is currently restricted and only allowed for foreign investors with the necessary documentation and a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours of travel.
Travel from Bangladesh
Effective 26 July 2020, all passengers (foreign passport holders and Bangladeshi citizens) travelling to international destinations from any airport in Bangladesh must obtain a COVID-19 PCR test certificate from the . The test must be conducted 72 hours before departure. Passengers must carry a copy of the negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate and will also be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.
Last updated: 8 October 2020, 15:17 (GMT +4)
Travel from India to UAE on repatriation flights
Travel to India on repatriation flights:
Last updated: 15 October 2020, 09:02 (GMT +4)
Travel to Pakistan
Effective 5 October to 31 December, entry requirements for travellers to Pakistan have been revised. A mandatory negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test has to be taken within 96 hours of the travel date when coming from selected countries. For detailed information, please refer to the .
It is mandatory for passengers travelling to Pakistan to complete the personal details on the and will be required to present a paper print of the form at the time of check-in. Without this documentation customers will not be boarded for the flight. You can also install PASS TRACK app from Google Play store /Apple store and enter the personal details as required. Please make sure all the details you've provided on the form are correct before going to the airport. The completed form (on the app or printed copy of uploaded information) must be presented at check-in for verification before travel.
Passengers must upload a copy of the RT-PCR test (if done) on the app or web portal.
The following passengers are exempted from this requirement:
All passengers and crew members travelling to Pakistan must fill the Health Declaration Form provided at the airport.
Travel from PakistanEmirates passengers originating their journey from Pakistan can visit any * as per their convenience for COVID-19 testing.
Passengers must make sure to check their transit & final destination requirement before going for a COVID-19 test. Requirements such as test type, report validity, stamp or signature requirement, and destination specific designated lab.
When the final destination is Hong Kong or China for passengers originating their journey from Pakistan, Emirates will only accept COVID-19 negative test certificate from a Pakistan Government approved lab where a “QR code” facility is embedded on the printed certificate for verification purpose.
Passengers without authorised COVID-19 test certificate which doesn’t fulfil their destination requirement will be denied boarding without compensation.
Passengers must carry a printed COVID-19 test certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.
Last updated: 20 October 2020, 12:15 (GMT +4)
Travel to Sri Lanka
Travel to Sri Lanka is currently not allowed except for government approved passengers arriving on repatriation flights.
All passengers must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test report in English. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of departure from point of origin.
Customers are required to submit a completed Health Declaration Form (HDF) on arrival in Sri Lanka.
A second COVID-19 PCR test will be carried out on all passengers on arrival.
Travel from Sri Lanka
Customers need to produce a COVID-19 PCR negative report in English, taken within 72 hours prior to embarkation of the flight to Dubai.
The test must be conducted at a Health Ministry approved laboratory in Sri Lanka.
Passengers travelling from Sri Lanka are advised to arrive a minimum of 4 hours before departure to allow time for health screening and document verification.