Updated on 18-Nov-2020

 

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.

 

 

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Updated on 19-Nov-2020

RESTRICTIONS ON VISAS AND TRAVELING TO CAMBODIA

Cambodia has implemented several measures that affect international travel, all in order to lower the risk of infection for both Cambodian and foreign nationals. The Cambodian authorities assure that these restrictions and limitations are temporary and will be regularly reviewed and updated as the global situation evolves. 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 government facility until the results are known, which may include an overnight stay.

Suspension of Visa Processing

The Interior Ministry’s General Department of Immigration has recently announced that it will deny visa extensions for foreigners who are not registered on the Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS) by 1 July 2020.

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 way.

Health Certificate and Insurance for Foreigners

On top of the usual visa requirements for the country, foreigners must also provide a medical certificate no older than 72 hours issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin. This must certify that the traveler has not tested positive for COVID-19. Moreover, visitors must have purchased medical insurance coverage for the entirety of their trip for a minimum of USD $50,000.

The medical insurance and certificate requirements do not apply to holders of diplomatic and official visas (visas A and B) for Cambodia or to Cambodian nationals.

Upon arrival, all international travelers will go through mandatory health screening processes. 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 be required to remain at a government facility until the results are known, which may include an overnight stay.

If you test positive, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days at a facility designated by the Cambodia 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 we cannot guarantee that families will be kept together. If you test negative, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days at your own accommodation.

Officers carrying out the health checks will make a decision on allowing the traveler to enter Cambodia. Passengers arriving from abroad may be subject to mandatory quarantine or other measures for the prevention of contagion as prescribed by the Cambodian Health Minister.

Cambodian Mandatory Deposit for International Travelers

In order to cover the expenses of mandatory testing, quarantine, and medical attention in case of positive results, international passengers must deposit $2,000 at a designated bank upon arrival.

The mandatory deposit does not apply to:

·       Cambodian nationals

·       Foreign passport holders of Cambodian descent with a type-K entry permit

The remainder of the deposit will be refunded as long as the traveler and all other passengers on the flight they arrived on test negative for COVID-19 on the 13th day of quarantine.

An agreement has been reached with Japan to permit travel between the 2 countries for expatriates, business travelers, and exchange students. Travelers will still have to follow some of the mandatory precautions against coronavirus, including a 14-day quarantine.


Source:

Foreign Travel Advice - Cambodia

Cambodia Visa

 

 

Updated on 30-Oct-2020

 

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
  • All arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19 at their own expense. These tests cost 30 Bahraini Dinars ($80), and passengers may be required to take two tests, which would double the cost to the passenger. 
  • Beginning August 20, passengers who test negative for COVID-19 will no longer be required to quarantine for 10 days.  Passengers remaining in Bahrain for 10 days or longer will be required to test again on the tenth day in country. 
  • 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. 
  • No negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry. But all arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19 at their own expense. These tests cost 30 Bahraini Dinars ($80), and passengers may be required to take two tests, which would double the cost to the passenger. Passengers under six years old are exempted from testing on arrival.
  • All arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19. 
  • 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. 

 

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Updated on 09-Oct-2020

Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Entry to Bangladesh

Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from coronavirus-affected countries 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.

Commercial passenger flights from the UK, Bahrain, China, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Turkey and the UAE are now permitted to land in Bangladesh.

The temporary suspension of international passenger flights from Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Nepal and Thailand remains in force.

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

Passengers arriving from coronavirus affected countries are also required to self-quarantine for 14 days. 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.

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 placed into quarantine in a government facility for 14 days. Such passengers who arrive with a medical certificate indicating they are COVID-19 negative are required to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

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Updated on 30-Oct-2020

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:

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.

Effective 15 September 2020, All China-bound guests, regardless of nationalities, are required to present a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) test result from an authorized testing institution; undertaken three (3) days prior to travelling to China. Guests who fail to present all required documents will be denied boarding.

 

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