Updated on 05-Mar-2021


From 22 January 2021, if you are travelling to or transiting through Australia you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to your airline, taken 72 hours or less before your scheduled departure.

If you do not have evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test, you should not go to the airport as your airline will not allow you to board the aircraft.

Unless arriving on a quarantine-free flight from New Zealand, all travellers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in their port of arrival.​

You cannot come to Australia unless you are in an exempt category or you have been granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions.


Exempt categories


You are automatically exempt from the travel restrictions and can enter Australia (without obtaining an individual exemption) if you are:


* If you hold a temporary visa or do not yet hold a valid visa for Australia, you must provide proof of your relationship (such as your marriage certificate, evidence of your de-facto relationship such as shared finances or property, your birth certificate or birth certificate for your children) to the Department before you travel to Australia. Do not travel until we advise that you can. You can find out more about how to provide this information here.


You need to carry evidence that you meet one of the above categories when travelling. Additional evidence may be requested.


Individual exemptions


The Commissioner of the Australian Border Force may grant you an individual exemption if you are:



  • a foreign national travelling at the invitation of the Australian Government or a state or territory government authority for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response
  • a foreign national whose entry into Australia would be in the national interest, supported by the Australian Government or a state or territory government authority
  • providing critical or specialist medical services, including air ambulance, medical evacuations and delivering critical medical supplies
  • a foreign national with critical skills or working in a critical sector in Australia
  • a foreign national sponsored by your employer to work in Australia in an occupation on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)
  • military personnel, including those who form part of the Status of Forces Agreement, Commonwealth Armed Forces, Asia Pacific Forces and Status of Armed Forces Agreement
  • a person who resides on a vessel that seeks safe port at the closest appointed port for reprovisioning or safety reasons for a limited duration, supported by the relevant State or Territory government where safe haven is sought
  • a student completing year 11 and 12, with support from the relevant Australian State or Territory government health authority and education department
  • a student in your final years of study of a medical, dental, nursing or allied health profession university degree, where you have evidence of a confirmed placement in an Australian hospital or medical practice which commences within the next two months
  • travelling for compassionate and compelling reasons.

You must hold a visa and an exemption to Australia’s travel restrictions before you travel. You can request an exemption online and must provide appropriate evidence to support your claims. Requests may be finalised without further consideration if insufficient evidence is provided. All documents need to be officially translated into English.


You need to apply for an exemption at least two weeks, but not more than three months, before your planned travel.


Your request must include:


  • traveller details: name, date of birth, visa type and number, passport number
  • proposed residential address and phone number in Australia
  • your reasons for coming: why you should be granted an exemption
  • a supporting statement: setting out how you meet one of the grounds for an exemption
  • accompanying evidence.


If you are not granted an exemption, you should not continue with your travel plans, as you will not be permitted to board a flight to Australia. If you are granted a travel exemption, you need to take evidence of that exemption decision to the airport.


Compassionate and compelling reasons to travel


The Commissioner of the Australian Border Force may grant you an exemption if you are seeking to travel for compassionate and compelling reasons. Compassionate and compelling reasons include, but are not limited to, needing to travel due to the death or critical illness of a close family member.


You must hold a visa and have an exemption to Australia’s travel restrictions before you travel. You can request an exemption online and must provide appropriate evidence to support your claims. Requests may be finalised without further consideration if insufficient evidence is provided. All documents need to be officially translated into English.


Where possible, you should apply for an exemption at least two weeks, but not more than three months, before your planned travel. If you are travelling due to the death or critical illness of a close family member, you can apply inside this timeframe and we will prioritise your application.


If you are not granted an exemption, you should not continue with your travel plans, as you will not be permitted to board a flight to Australia. If you are granted a travel exemption, you need to take evidence of that exemption decision to the airport.


Apply online for an exemption


You need to apply for an exemption at least two weeks, but not more than three months, before your planned travel.


To complete a travel exemption request you should already hold a visa and you should provide information and documents to support your request. Requests may be finalised without further consideration if insufficient evidence is provided. This may include the following:


  • proof of identity
  • evidence that you hold a valid visa
  • travel itinerary
  • marriage, birth, death certificate/s
  • proof of relationship or residence (such as a shared tenancy agreement, joint bank account etc.)
  • letter from a doctor or hospital, indicating why travel is necessary
  • letter from an employer indicating why travel is necessary
  • supporting letter from a business or government agency, advising why your skills are critical
  • statutory declaration to support your claims.


Please do not submit multiple requests for one traveller, as only the most recent request will be processed. 


Obtaining a travel exemption does not guarantee you will be able to get a flight to Australia at this time.


Please make only one request per person. Duplicate requests will delay assessment. If you are not granted an exemption, you should not continue with travel plans, as you will not be permitted to board a flight to Australia. If you are granted a travel exemption, you will need to take evidence of that exemption decision to the airport.







Updated on 05-Mar-2021


Entry to Cambodia

If you wish to enter Cambodia you will need to:

  • get a visa before arrival — the visa exemption policy, visa on arrival and e-visa arrangements are suspended indefinitely
  • get a medical certificate, no longer than 72 hours prior to the date of travel, from a competent health authority stating you do not have COVID-19. This certificate should bear the stamp of the facility issuing it and be signed by a qualified medical practitioner to certify the test result. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test
  • have proof of insurance that includes a minimum of US$50,000 for medical cover

Testing/screening on arrival

All foreigners arriving in Cambodia will now be subject to a COVID-19 test on arrival (as well as requiring a COVID negative test before flying). You will need to remain at a hotel or government facility until the results are known, which may include an overnight stay.

The government is now imposing charges on foreign arrivals for lab testing, medical treatment and accommodation under health measures to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 transmission in Cambodia.

All foreign passengers need to deposit US$2000 for the COVID-19 service charges at the airport upon their arrival. Once deductions for services have been made, the remainder of the deposit will be returned. This can be paid either by cash or credit card.

Quarantine requirements

From 12 December 2020, the implementation of the sponsorship scheme for foreign travellers will be temporarily suspended. All travellers to Cambodia will be tested on arrival and then required to quarantine for 14 days at a facility designated by the Cambodian government. This may be at a hotel (at your own expense) or at a government facility. The conditions at government facilities are very basic and it is not guaranteed that families will be kept together.

You will be expected to comply with these requirements regardless of any existing medical needs you may have. If you’re not able to submit to these requirements, you should think carefully about whether to travel to Cambodia at this time.

All travellers are required to take a COVID-19 test on the 13th day of quarantine at either the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh or the Chak Angre Clinic in Phnom Penh.

Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 will be admitted to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital for monitoring and treatment. Their identity will also be publicly disclosed to facilitate track and trace mechanisms.


The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Immigration will deny visa extensions for foreigners who are not registered on the Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS). See Foreigners Registration

The latest information on visa extension arrangements from the relevant authorities is:

  • tourist visa: for all short term visitors who arrived on or after 1 January 2020, tourist visas will be automatically extended and any overstay fines will be waived. You do not need to go to the immigration department office for any kind of exit visa/stamp before departing. You can proceed directly to the airport to depart through the normal immigration channels

  • other visas: for non-tourist visas such as EG visas, there is no automatic extension in place and these can be renewed at any time in the usual wa.


Foreign Travel Advice - Cambodia

Cambodia Visa



Updated on 05-Mar-2021


Entry and Exit Requirements:


On September 4, the Government of Bahrain resumed visas upon arrival for eligible nationalities, including U.S. citizens. For more information visit MOI – Visa and Passport Services website

A negative COVID-19 PCR taken in the last 72 hours is required for land entry via the King Fahd Causeway. 

Passengers who test negative for COVID-19 will no longer be required to quarantine for 10 days, but must self isolate until the results of their first test.

But all arriving air passengers will be tested for COVID-19 at their own expense.  Travelers are required to test on arrival, on the fifth day in country, and on the tenth day if applicable.  The cost for three tests is 36 BD ($95).  Travelers must download the “BeAware Bahrain” app in advance of travel.  Passengers under six years old are exempted from testing on arrival.

All incoming passengers at the Bahrain International Airport or at seaports arriving from countries with COVID-19 cases will be given a health questionnaire and screened.  All travelers must comply with the requirements of the Government of Bahrain.







Updated on 05-Mar-2021

Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Entry to Bangladesh

Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from coronavirus-affected countries, including the UK, should complete Health Declaration Forms and Passenger Locator Forms provided by cabin crew. You may be subjected to additional health screening measures at the airport.

Medical certificate

On arrival in Bangladesh, all foreign nationals are required to produce a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of travel indicating the passenger is COVID-19 negative.

Quarantine requirements

Those arriving from, or transiting, the UK are required to quarantine at a government facility, or government approved hotel, where they will be tested for COVID-19 after seven days. Those testing negative for COVID-19 in that test will be allowed to complete the remainder of the 14 day quarantine period through ‘home quarantine’. Those testing positive will be transferred to a designated government hospital where their remaining quarantine period will be assessed and determined. The Bangladesh authorities will retain passports of passengers while they remain in quarantine and will return them at the end of the quarantine period. Passengers arriving in Bangladesh, from countries other than the UK (i.e. NOT the UK) need to quarantine for 14 days. Typically this can be completed as self-quarantine but health officials at the point of entry to Bangladesh will assess whether passengers are able to self-quarantine or need to be taken to a government facility. In all circumstances, people staying in a government approved hotel, government facility or hospital will need to cover the costs of those stays.

Passengers with a No Visa Required certificate (an arrangement for foreign nationals of Bangladeshi heritage) arriving in Bangladesh without a medical certificate indicating they are COVID-19 negative, or such passengers who display symptoms, will be transferred to a government facility where their quarantine period will be assessed and determined.



Updated on 05-Mar-2021

Foreign Nationals Entry

Effective 15 September 2020, foreign nationals may be allowed entry into Brunei for essential business travel and other considerations on a case-to-case basis. All visitors arriving into Brunei (with appropriate approvals and documentation from the Brunei government), will be required to undergo a minimum of 2 to 14 days self-isolation period immediately at appointed monitoring centres in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (204). Any foreign nationals who receive permission to travel into Brunei will also be required to present:

·       Valid Entry Travel Pass

·       A negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) test result from a designated medical center that is recognized by the government of the country of departure; undertaken 72 hours prior to travelling to Brunei. Official document must clearly state “RT PCR” in order to be authenticated.

·       Proof of valid hotel booking for at least 6 days starting on the day of arrival.

·       Proof of a valid air ticket

·       Proof of a valid visa (for visa-required passport holders)

·       Proof of payment for post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test, if applicable.

·       Proof of installation of BruHealth app on mobile device

Entry Travel Pass Applications To Enter Brunei Darussalam

·       Beginning from 15th September 2020, Entry Travel Pass will be issued for inbound travelers of foreign nationalities arriving in Brunei Darussalam. The Entry Travel Pass may be issued for the following individuals:

o   Essential business travel (including official travel)

o   Students

o   Individual primarily here for the purpose of medical treatment

o   Compassionate and other special circumstances, such as parents, spouse, or other immediate family members of Brunei Citizens or Residents

Applications will be reviewed for considerations on a case-to-case basis by authorities.

·       Applications must be submitted by the sponsoring (receiving) agency or sponsoring family member in Brunei Darussalam on behalf of the traveler via Entry Travel Pass portal (https://www.form.gov.bn/ETPA/Pages/ETP-Registration-Form.aspx). The contact person of the sponsoring agency or sponsoring family member must be available to be contacted at all times.

·       Upon arrival, travelers will be required to undergo self-isolation at hotel accommodation for a period of between 2 to 14 days depending on the self-isolation notice that is given upon arrival as determined by the Ministry of Health’s risk assessment. Accommodation for the duration of post-arrival self-isolation must be selected from the drop down menu on the Entry Travel Pass application page. It is the responsibility of the traveler or Sponsoring agency to book directly with hoteliers and secure such accommodation before arrival. It is advised to make a minimum booking duration of 6 days stay at the hotel and to refer to respective hotels on their refund/cancellation policies. Change of hotel during the determined isolation period is not allowed.

·       The guidelines of the Entry Pass applications to enter Brunei Darussalam can be accessed on The Prime Minister’s Office website www.pmo.gov.bn/travelportal.

Other Pre-Departure Requirements

·       Sponsoring agency (or sponsoring family member) are also required to make a payment for the post-arrival SARS-COV-2RT-PCR Test for the traveler before the date of arrival in Brunei Darussalam. For inquiries and further information regarding the requirement to make pre-payment for a post-arrival SARS-COV-2RT-PCR Test, sponsors may contact Ministry of Health via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As of 14 August 2020, the cost of COVID-19 laboratory testing is B$350.00 per individual.

·       Travelers are also required to download the BruHealth App prior to departure. Sponsoring agency must also prepare Brunei SIM cards for travelers ahead of their arrival to ensure smooth BruHealth registration upon arrival.


Travelling from/to Other Countries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published a comprehensive latest list for travel restrictions imposed by the various Countries. Additional information can be found here.

Please ensure all guests familiarize themselves with the latest travel advice from your origin, departure, transit and home nation before travelling as significant restrictions may be in place.

For more information on destinations and specific restrictions in place, please visit the following:

Entry into / Exit from Australia

From 9 December 2020, all travellers to Australia must complete the Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours prior to scheduled departure. Once completed, an email will be sent with details to be shown as proof of completion to the airline check-in staff. Failure to do so may result in boarding being denied.

All guests (regardless of nationality) traveling to Australia that are arriving on flights departing on or after 22 January 2021 (local time at departure point) must provide evidence of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result for COVID-19 test 72 hours or less prior to check-in/boarding flights at the departure point.

  • This applies to all guests five years of age or older.
  • Guests transiting Australia with onward international flights to another country are also required to be tested and provide a negative result.
  • If a member of a travelling party tests positive to COVID-19, all members of the party will not be allowed to travel to Australia.

Masks are mandatory for the duration of the flight and while in Australian airports, and should also be worn in airports in other countries.

Latest National Cabinet and Prime Minister announcement of these new measures can be found here or on health.gov.au.

Entry into / Exit from Singapore

To minimise the spread of COVID-19, Singapore has implemented public health and immigration measures.

Guest will not be allowed to board the aircraft for a flight if he or she:

  1. has a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, anosmia (loss of sense of smell), or shortness of breath;
  2. has been diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19 infection in the last 21 days;
  3. has had close contact with any case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days; or
  4. displays any of the COVID-19 symptoms

All guests, regardless of nationality, are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore. Effective 31 January 2021 2359 hours, visitors applying to enter Singapore under the Air Travel Pass (ATP) and Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGLs) will need to have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000. The travel insurance will help them pay for the costs of their medical treatment in Singapore should they be suspected of being infected with COVID-19 or require medical treatment for COVID-19 while in Singapore. The visitors can purchase the travel insurance from Singapore-based or overseas insurers. A list of available insurance products can be found at the SafeTravel website.

Guest must also comply with Singapore’s public health and immigration requirements. For more information please visit safetravel.ica.gov.sg.

Entry into / Exit from The Philippines

In accordance with the Philippines Department of Transport, guests entering and departing from Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) are required to wear a face shield and face mask onboard the aircraft and at the airport. Guests are reminded to bring your own face shield and face mask. All passengers are required to download and register an account in the TRAZE CONTACT TRACING mobile app prior to entering The Philippines.

Effective 1 February 2021 and in compliance with Philippine regulations, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has revised the arrival and quarantine protocols for non-OFWs, returning Overseas Filipinos & Foreign Nationals when arriving in the Philippines. Guests are reminded that it is your responsibility to follow and meet all entry/exit guidelines of the Philippines.

Entry into / Exit from People’s Republic of China

Effective 1 December 2020, All China-bound guests, regardless of nationalities, are required to present a green HS code (Chinese nationals) or HDC code (Foreign nationals) on their mobile devices or in print in order to board the flight. Guests are advised to upload copies of their negative COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) result and a negative IgM anti-body test from an authorized testing institution; within 2 days before boarding via Wechat (Chinese nationals) or website https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5 (Foreign nationals) and fill in the required information. The Chinese Embassy will issue a green HS code (Chinese nationals) or HDC code (Foreign nationals) as soon as it verifies the results. Guests who fail to present all required documents will be denied boarding.

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