Trip.com Update on Novel Coronavirus Country/Region Entry Restrictions
UPDATE SHANGHAI, 17 February 2020 — The outbreak of COVID-19 originating in Wuhan, Hubei province continues to cause international concern. Some countries and regions have responded with travel restrictions and advisories.
The safety of travelers is our top priority, and Trip.com offers the following reference of official entry restrictions and conditions to customers:
From February 13, foreign nationals who have stayed in Hubei and Zhejiang province in the last 14 days will be denied entry to Japan.
From February 4, South Korea will temporarily ban foreigners who have visited or stayed in Hubei within 14 days of entering.
All passengers coming to South Korea via Hong Kong and Macau must submit health report and go through temperature check.
From 23:59 on 1 February, all new visitors with recent travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or to transit through Singapore. The Ministry of Manpower announced that from 8 February 23:59, foreign employees who travelled to mainland China within the last 14 days before arriving in Singapore have to request for MOM’s approval 3 days before planned arrival date, those who travelled to Hubei within the last 14 days and are currently overseas, regardless of nationalities, are deferred entry/return to Singapore as far as possible until further notice from MOM.
From February 2, The U.S. suspends the entry of foreign nationals who have traveled in China in the last two weeks. Foreign nationals who are the immediate family of US citizens or permanent residents are exempt.
According to the U.S. Guam visitors Bureau notice, the Guam region has taken entry restrictions and will follow the regulations of the US federal government public health authorities.
Any foreign travellers who leave or transit mainland China after 2 February 2020 New Zealand time will be refused entry to New Zealand. The decision to restrict travel will be in place for up to 14 days and will be reviewed every 48 hours.
New Zealand citizens and residents returning to New Zealand will still be able to enter, as will their immediate family members, but they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival back in the country.
Immediate family members who are not New Zealand citizens or residents must be travelling together on the same flight to New Zealand as the family member who is a New Zealand citizen or resident. They must also have a valid visa or NZeTA as appropriate.
Immediate family includes partner/spouse, legal guardian and dependent child under the age of 24.
Australian citizens and permanent residents are excluded from the travel restrictions if New Zealand is their primary place of established residence.
The Government extended the travel restrictions until Monday 24 February 2020.
Checkpoints on the border with China remain closed. At the international airports of Moscow, Yekaterinburg and other entry points, travellers have to go through the health check (temperature check), and those who show any related symptom will be quarantined.
Only flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou will be allowed entry to Moscow Airport.
From February 4, Russia will ban foreign citizens from China transiting in Russia by flight, and will continue to reduce the number of charter flights between China and Russia, all charter flights will be suspended from February 14.
From January 31, travelers from Wuhan City, Hubei Province have to follow screening by Indian border forces while entering five Indian states bordering Nepal. At Chennai Airport, blood tests are taken for travelers from Wuhan and they are advised 28-day home quarantine, travelers from other parts of China are also advised 28 days home quarantine. Travelers from Southeast Asia will go through health check for influenza.
From February 2, travel to India on E-visas stands temporarily suspended with immediate effect. This applies to holders of Chinese passports and applicants of other nationalities residing in the People’s Republic of China. Holders of already issued E-visas may note that these are no longer valid. Travelers can still contact the Indian embassy or consulate in China by email to apply for a new visa in case they really need to travel to India.
From 2 February, Indonesia will bar visitors who have been in China for 14 days from entering or transiting. From 5 February at 00:00, Indonesia will temporarily stop flights to and from mainland China.
From February 9, all tourists regardless of nationality who have visited Hubei, Zhejiang and Jiangsu in the last 14 days will be restricted to enter Malaysia.
State of Sarawak, Malaysia
The state of Sarawak announced on 1 February that Chinese travellers and other foreigners who had travelled to China in the last 14 days will be refused entry into Sarawak with immediate effect until further notice. Those with Employment Passes, Student Passes and Long Special Passes will be allowed entry and subject to a compulsory self-quarantine at home for 14 days.
State of Sabah, Malaysia
From February 8, all foreigners with recent travel history to Mainland China within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Sabah.
Malaysian citizens (non-residents of Sabah) with recent travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Sabah.
Any Sabahan, permanent residents of Sabah and residents of Sabah under work pass, students pass, long term social visit pass or any exemption order, returning from mainland China are subject to a compulsory 14 days home quarantine.
All transit passengers originating or through Mainland China will not be allowed entry to Sabah.
From February 1 to February 22, Australia will deny entry to anyone who has left or transited mainland China within the previous 14 days, with the exception of:
Australian citizens, permanent residents, immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents including spouses, minor dependents and legal guardians.
Those allowed entry have to be quarantined at home for 14 days.
From February 4, all travelers from China must be quarantined for 14 days.
Antiguan and Barbuda
From Friday, January 31, all foreign nationals traveling from or transiting through mainland China will be temporarily banned from entering Antigua and Barbuda.
Any non-resident regardless of nationality who has visited China in the last 20 days will be denied entry into the country. All residents returning to The Bahamas will be strictly quarantined and monitored for development of symptoms for the duration of the incubation period with a maximum of 14 days.
While passing the passport control on the airports, all passengers fall into the scope of thermal imaging cameras. Passengers with body temperature above 37℃ remain under quarantine for 14 days in designated hospitals. All visitors who arrive from China and other countries with confirmed cases are placed under a home quarantine for 14 days and monitored by general practitioners.
From February 11, any visitors from the Hubei, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces are not allowed to enter Brunei Darussalam, with the exception of citizens and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam; Citizens and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam as well as long-term visa holders who have been in the People’s Republic of China within 14 days of arriving in Brunei Darussalam are required to undergo self-isolation for 14 days upon arrival to this country.
Certain measures have been implemented such as: body temperature screening at all points of entry in the country and the use of the Health Declaration Forms for incoming flights to the country.
Visitors from "high-risk countries" for the epidemic will be subject to a 14-day quarantine at the Kintele Concorde Hotel, on the outskirts of the capital Brazzaville.
If travelers have been to Hubei or are experiencing flu-like symptoms, they need to report this information to a Canada border services agent on arrival in Canada. The Canada border services agent will provide instructions for travelers to follow.
Those who have travelled to Hubei province in the last 14 days should self-isolate and stay at home for 14 days. In addition, contact the local public health authority within 24 hours of arriving in Canada.
All travellers from mainland China are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms and to contact the local public health authority if they feel sick.
All travelers arriving from areas where the disease appeared are screened, and have to fill in and submit a health-monitoring card, any suspected cases are immediately isolated, travelers being allowed entry will be monitored for 14 days.
From 31 January, all passengers departing from airports in mainland China will not be allowed entry.
Fiji's borders will be closed to all foreign nationals who have been in mainland China within 14 days of their intended travel to Fiji, according to a statement by the Department of Immigration of Fiji on 2 February.
On February 7, the government has decided to suspend, until further notice, the access to Gabon of any passenger coming from China.
From 2 February, visitors who have been in China in the last 14 days will be denied entry.
From January 31, anyone who have been to China in the last 15 days will be denied entry.
From February 8, visitors who have been in Asian and North American countries with identified cases of novel coronavirus within 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days.
The Interior Minister announced on 31 January that anyone who had visited China over the past two weeks who is not an Israeli citizen or permanent resident will now be banned from entering the country through a land or sea crossing until further notice.
The ban does not apply to those who have a valid ticket for a flight that departs from Israel within six hours of the time they entered the country.
All persons entering Jamaica from China will be subject to immediate quarantine for a minimum of 14 days. Individuals returning from China who have been granted landing privileges and who show any symptom of the novel Coronavirus will be put in immediate isolation.
Kurdish region of Iraq
From February 1, all visitors who have traveled to China since January 14 will be denied entry.
From February 1, Kyrgyzstan-China border ports have been temporarily closed, all flights between Kyrgyzstan and China have been suspended. From February 4, all travelers from countries with novel coronavirus outbreak (including passengers entering Kyrgyzstan via a third country) must go through temperature check and upper respiratory tract sample test, and will be quarantined in a special zone for 2-3 days before the test results being delivered.
The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a notice to instruct "all international checkpoints bordering China to temporarily suspend the issuance of tourist visas for entry into the Lao PDR for all visitors wishing to travel from China, commencing 2 February 2020 until further notice".
Travelers entering the country will be screened and be registered with residence address. Those with temperature higher than 37.5℃ will be quarantined immediately at designated locations. Travelers with temperature equal and lower than 37.5 ℃ will be quarantined at home for at least 14 days for the health officials to run full tests to ascertain whether or not they have the virus, if they show symptoms within 14 days, they will be transfer to designated location for quarantine.
From February 2, travelers from China will be subject to a 14-day medical quarantine.
All travelers coming or transiting from China must be quarantined, airlines flying to Madagascar are recommended to avoid carrying relevant passengers, as they are responsible for the quarantine. At the airports and ports, all passengers and flight attendants arriving in Madagascar must go through temperature check and answer a travel itinerary questionnaire.
From January 31, all direct flights between Maldives and China have been suspended. From 3 February, all non-Maldives citizens who have been in or transiting from China will be restricted from entering the Maldives.
From February 3, all travelers who have been in China in the last 14 days or coming from China will be subject to quarantine for 14 days at designated locations.
From 2 February, any foreign national residing in China or with a history of travel to and from China within the last 14 days will not be allowed to entry or transit in the Republic of Mauritius.
From 2 Feburary to 2 March, Chinese citizens and those from other countries transiting from China will not be allowed entry to Mongolia.
Arriving passengers will be screened and questioned about their travel history, those with abnormal temperature will be quarantined immediately, all travelers from China are advised to be quarantined at home for 14 days.
Myanmar has suspended the issuance of visa on arrival to tourists from China, according to the statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 1 February.
North Korea has shut down all of its air and railway routes across its borders with China, and is keeping all foreigners arriving in the country via China isolated for up to one month.
From February 2, all flights to and from China have been suspended. From February 10, travelers from China and other affected areas of the disease will be quarantined within 14 days at designated locations by the Ministry of Health. Passengers from China have to undergo health check when arriving at Muscat International Airport, fill in passenger health forms and submit health guarantees. Those with permanent residence in Oman can be isolated at home if they show no symptoms. Those without a permanent residence will be quarantined for 14 days at locations designated by the Ministry of Health.
From February 5 to March 31, Palau will prohibit entry of all travelers with travel history originating from or transiting through mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao within 14 days of their arrival in the country.
Exemption may be made to this prohibition for Palauan citizens and residents, provided that such persons submit to a comprehensive health screening and agree to a 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival in Palau.
Any person, including a crew member, a Palauan citizen, or a Palau resident, arriving into Palau at any point of entry is required to complete a health declaration form.
All resident workers of Palau are advised to carry their worker’s permit and immigration entry permit while traveling.
From February 1 to March 31, flights from mainland China (including Hong Kong, Macao) to Palau are suspended.
At the airports, travelers from China have to go through temperature check. Those with normal temperature will be allowed entry but should be quarantined at home for 14 days, those with abnormal temperature will be taken to designated hospitals for quarantine and medical observation.
Travelers from China and other countries with confirmed cases must go through temperature check, complete and submit a physical condition application form, and answer telephone inquiries after entering the country. From February 2, travelers from China and cities with death cases will be subject to 14-day medical observations at home, and will be quarantined if they have suspected symptoms.
Any person coming from China and its special administrative regions (SARs) Hong Kong and Macau will not be allowed entry, except Filipino citizens and foreigners holding permanent resident visas issued by the Philippine government, while they should be quarantined for 14 days after entry.
Papua New Guinea
All foreign nationals from Wuhan are not allowed entry until further notice, and any person who have been to China in the last 14 days are not allowed entry until they are medically confirmed no diagnosed symptoms by a clinic and hosptial recognized with the WHO standards.
All passengers travelling to Sierra Leone will be screened. All travelers who have been in China in the last 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days.
On January 31, The Government of Salvador decided to suspend the entry of travelers from China, and travelers who have been in China recently will be denied entry.
All travelers originating from or transiting through mainland China must spend at least 14 days in self-quarantine at the last port that is free of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, and must undergo medical clearance within (3) days prior to final route to Samoa. This must be their final stop before travelling to Samoa.
Travellers arriving in Samoa from Countries with Confirmed Imported cases will require medical clearance 3 days prior to travel to Samoa. (Thailand, Japan, Singapore, etc.)
If in the event that a traveler arrives within the 14-day period, health quarantine may deport them to the country of travel origin if they are a non-resident.
Anyone who had visited a country with a confirmed case in the past 14 days will not be allowed to enter the country and will be requested to board the return flight or be subject to detention or quarantine.
With effect from February 3 all airlines with flights bound for Seychelles are advised not to board any passengers (except returning Seychellois residents) who have been to China in the last 14 days.
The government has intensified screening at all ports of entry, persons returning to South Africa from China or other countries where a novel coronavirus outbreak has occurred will be quarantined at home for 14 days.
From February 5, travelers (including crew members and passengers) who have been to China in the past 14 days will be prohibited from entering, except for residents of Suriname.
From February 5, the measure of interdiction of entry into national territory is applied to foreign citizens who have been in transit in the last four weeks in the province of Hubei, People's Republic of China, to foreign citizens who have been out or transited in the People's Republic of China in the last four weeks, and may be allowed entry into the national territory by submitting a medical report with photo, issued by a medical institution internationally recognized.
Trinidad and Tobago
Persons who are presently living in China or visiting China, regardless of their nationality, will not be allowed to enter Trinidad and Tobago for 14 days after leaving China.
The Federated States of Micronesia
Persons Travelling directly or indirectly, either by air or sea transport, from anywhere in mainland China since January 6 (valid until March 31，2020), are banned from entering into the FSM. Persons travelling into FSM from countries, states or territories with confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (other than mainland China) are not allowed to enter into the FSM unless they have stayed in countries, states or territories with no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus for a period of no less than 14 days immediately prior to their entry into the FSM (valid until February 28, 2020).
The Marshall Islands
From February 2 to March 2, all travelers from mainland China, including Hongkong and Macau, will be denied entry.
The Northern Mariana Islands
The Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph DLG. Torres issued an executive order on 29 January that indicates the Commonwealth Ports Authority to seek to suspend travelers from mainland China arriving directly and indirectly into the CNMI.
From February 1, visitors who have recently been China will undergo health check and be quarantined at designated hospitals for 14 days, after entering Dushanbe Airport. From February 3, all flights between China and Tajikistan will be suspended.
Control is carried out on persons coming from the 28 countries or regions where the coronavirus is detected. Travelers displaying symptoms of possible exposure and/or travel histories indicating possible exposure will be sent to hospitals for a 2-7 days mandatory quarantine upon arrival at Turkmenistan Airports.
From January 31, travelers from China (including Hong Kong and Macau) are required to provide a personal health certificate, and the date of issue of the certificate should be within 14 to 30 days after leaving China, otherwise they will be denied entry.
Vietnam declares public health emergency and halts all flights to and from mainland China.
Government will also stop issuing tourist visas for foreign visitors who had been in China in past two weeks.
From February 5, foreign nationals currently in China will be suspended from entering Vietnam for the purpose of work, business, and visiting relative（holding DL, LD, DN, DH, VR Visa ）, except for diplomatic and official purposes.
HEALTH CHECK AT BORDERS:
Countries or regions that conduct health checks at borders, and may quarantine inbound travelers showing symptoms for 14 days:
Albania, Algeria, Afghanistan, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa, Colombia, Cyprus, Comoros, Congo (Kinshasa), Chad, Chile,
Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Qatar, Serbia, South Sudan, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia, etc.
The above information is for reference only. The most up to date entry policies can be found in the respective country/region's official travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements, and advisories. This page will be kept up-to-date, but we urge all travelers to confirm travel restrictions with the relevant authorities.
Trip.com continues to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of all travelers, and urges travelers to remain vigilant at all times and take all necessary precautionary measures to support their health and the well-being of others, and heed the advice of the local authorities.
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