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Travel Advisory

I. ENTRY/EXIT

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Updated on 13/05/2022

I. Entry conditions:

1. Restore the entry policy for foreigners and overseas Vietnamese as before the application of restrictive measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic, specifically:

a. Resuming the application of the process and procedures for granting all types of visas and visa exemption certificates according to the provisions of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam in 2014 (amended and supplemented in 2019) and guiding documents.

b. Connecting visa exemption for foreigners under international treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party or visa exemption on the basis of reciprocity (the list is posted on the website of Consular Department at http://www.lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn).

c. Resuming unilateral visa exemption policy for citizens of 13 countries (Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic, Republic of Italy, Kingdom of Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland, Russian Federation, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Finland and Republic of Belarus) with a maximum period of stay up to 15 days, valid until March 14, 2025.

2. People on entry need to:

– Have a passport valid for at least 06 months at the time of entry and not be subject to a permit to enter Vietnam

– Comply with the medical instructions of the Ministry of Health on the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic.

II. COVID-19 prevention and control requirements

1. Testing requirements

Passengers are not required to take the Covid test before entering Vietnam as of May 15th, 2022

2. Medical declaration and medical quarantine at the border gate

– From 00:00 on April 27, 2022, the Ministry of Health will suspend the application of medical declaration for COVID-19 at all border gates of Vietnam for entry. Passengers entering at the border gates will be monitored in accordance with the provisions of Decree No. 89/2018/ND-CP dated June 25, 2018 of the government detailing the implementation of Law on prevention and control against infectious diseases on borders.

– At the border gate if passengers have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss of smell); pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection…) should immediately report to the health agency at the border gate for medical measures as prescribed.

3. Medical or travel insurance

– Passengers who are visa-exempt visitors or short-stay visa holders for tourism purposes must have a medical or a travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of $10,000.

– Not applicable for Vietnamese nationality passengers

4. Monitor health and apply preventive measures against COVID-19

– Within 10 days from the date of entry: self-monitor your health, if passengers have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue), chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss of sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection…) must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for treatment; take preventive measures: regularly wear a mask, disinfect hands with an antiseptic solution.

Updated on 07 May 2022

1. Allowed Travelers

Only following passengers are allowed to enter Taiwan:

a. Passengers with R.O.C. (Taiwan) National

b. Foreign passengers

– Holder of Alien Resident Certificate – ARC (Resident visa not included):

+ Open to all purposes of entry

+ Migrant worker must also hold re-entry permit.

– Non-ARC holder:

+ Who obtains entry permission for emergency or humanitarian reason.

+ Spouse or underage child of Taiwan national.

+ Student who obtains permission by Ministry of Education.

+ Spouse or underage child of an ARC holder (ARC holder as migrant worker, student will not be applicable)

+ Business traveler

All others Foreign National are not allowed to enter Taiwan.

2. COVID-19 test

–Passengers are required to provide negative RT-PCT test result issued within 48 hours prior to departure time (based on “specimen collection date” counting 48 hours backwards from scheduled departure time).

– Certificate requirements:

+ Passenger name (identical to passport name)

+ Date of birth (or passport number)

+ Date of the specimen was taken for test. Test methods: PCR, real-time PCR, RT-PCR, RT-qPCR (Quantitative Reverse Transcription PCR), NAA (nucleic acid amplification), NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test), NAT (nucleic acid test), LAMP (Loop/ Mediated isothermal Amplification) COVID-19 RNA test, SARS-CoV-2 RNA or molecular diagnostics indicating a negative or undetectable test result.

+ Date of test report issued in English.

+ Electronic or physical copy are acceptable

+ Please refer to the list of medical centers certified by CDC Taiwan for Vietnamese workers here.

– Passengers who are unable to present a RT-PCR test report for some legitimate reason must obtain the Taiwan CDC consent. Details refer at: Entry quarantine application procedures for travelers who cannot present COVID-19 RT-PCR test reports prior to boarding

3. Quarantine measures

– From 9th May 2022, the number of days an arrival should quarantine will be shortened to seven days, and the day of arrival counts as Day 0; a seven-day self-health management will be required starting the 8th day

– All travelers are required to arrange their location of quarantine prior to arrival and follow other regulations and instructions by Taiwan Centers of Disease Control.

4. Health declaration

– All passengers should use mobile phone to log in the Quarantine System for Entry and to fill out the health declaration form at https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/ prior to their departure and within 48 hours before arrival in Taiwan. Show confirmation message to quarantine staff. The confirmation message is required for entering Taiwan.

– Passengers who are not able to complete the “Quarantine System for Entry” form online must submit a “Quarantine Residence Affidavit” instead and must give it to Taiwan CDC upon arrival in Taiwan.

5. Transiting through Taiwan

With effect from 19 May 2021 until further notice, transit service will be temporarily suspended

Rules to enter Taiwan change frequently. You should keep up to date with the latest information on some Government official websites:

Update on 17/05/2022

1. Entry restrictions

– From 1 April 2022, visa exemptions have been suspended for nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Grenada, Hong Kong, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Macau, Micronesia, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Isl., Taiwan, Tonga, holding a normal passport. This does not apply to:

  • Airline crew.
  • Passengers with a valid APEC Business Travel Card. A physical copy of the card must be presented, stating the passenger’s passport number as listed on their passport, and ‘KOR’ listed on the reverse side of the card;
  • Passengers with a diplomatic, an official or a service passport.
  • Transit passengers who are not entering the Republic of Korea.

– Re-entry permit is not required for registered foreigners who depart Korea from 1 April 2022 if they return within 1 year (2 years for Permanent Residents) from the date of departure.

2. Pre-departure test requirements

– As required by the Korean Government, all passengers entering Korea must complete the health and itinerary declaration at https://cov19ent.kdca.go.kr within 2 days before the departure date to be exempt from medical isolation (applicable only to COVID-19 vaccinated entrants).

Note: Passengers who do not have a QR code to declare their health and journey or have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 will have to undergo a 7-day quarantine upon entry to Korea (full quarantine costs due to passengers’ self-pay). 

– All travelers entering the Republic of Korea are required to submit pre-departure negative COVID-19 PCR test results upon arrival.

2.1. Requirements

Test type (Method):

  • PCR tests based on DNA amplification (RT-PCR, LAMP, TMA, SDA, NEAR, etc.) are valid; antigen/antibody detection tests (RAT, ELISA, etc.) are NOT valid.
  • All forms of self-administered tests are NOT valid regardless of test type.

– Time of testing and issuance of PCR negative certification: The testing must have been performed, and the PCR negative certificate must have been issued, within 48 hours (two days) before the departure date.

(Example) If you are leaving at 10:00 on January 22, 2022, only a testing which was performed, and a PCR negative certificate which was issued, after 0:00 on January 20, 2022, are accepted.

– Required items: Name, date of birth, test method, test date, test result, date of issuance, and name of testing center should be included in the test result.

  • The name on the test result needs to match the name on the passport (middle name can be omitted as long as the other names are identical)
  • Passport number or national ID number is acceptable in lieu of date of birth

– The test result must be NEGATIVE.

– The test method must be written in Korean or English, a translated copy of the test result in Korean or English needs to be submitted together with a certificate of translation.

2.2. Exemptions

– Children under 6 as of the date of arrival (only if all the accompanying persons traveling with the child have submitted valid negative test results)

– Individuals with quarantine exemption certificates for humanitarian (attending funerals) or official business reasons.

– The exemption of test requirement for foreign nationals with quarantine exemption certificates for above purposes is effective from 18 November 2021 (The exemption is already applied for Korean nationals).

– Flight crew

– Individuals who departed from Korea for another country but were denied entry or otherwise did not go through with the entry procedure at another country before returning to Korea. This applies to both Korean nationals and foreign nationals, and the burden of proof is on the traveling individual.

– Korean sailors departing from Singapore, who hold “Seafarer’s Book of Republic of Korea”

– Korean nationals or spouses or lineal descendants/antecedents of a Korean national departing from Ukraine. (The spouse or lineal descendant/antecedent does not need to be accompanied by the Korean family member.)

– Koreans who are infected with COVID-19 (The tests based on the nucleic acid amplification method, e.g. RT-PCR, NAATs, etc) between 10 and 40days of the departure date and recoverd (Responsible for proving yourself*)(7th March 2022 ~)

The documentary evidence, such as Release form quanratine, confirmation of recovery, etc

  • Antigen tests are not acceptable except for those conducted by medical institutions conducted in Korea
  • If those who are exempt from the requirement of submitting a PCR negative certificate have fever above 37.5℃, They will not be allowed to board the aircraft

3. Before you flight

Passengers arriving from the 96 countries here are eligible for visa-free travel to the Republic of Korea, but are required to apply for a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) at least 24 hours before departure at this link

4. Test & quarantine requirements upon arrival

– Fully Vaccinated in Korea (Who have been vaccinated in Korea are not required to quarantine on arrival)

– Fully Vaccinated in oversea (Who was not register record of vaccination in Korea): Possible to exemption quarantine provided they submit in advance their health and travel declaration through the “Quarantine Information Advance Input System (Q-code)” at https://cov19ent.kdca.go.kr. Submission of Q-Code is available from 2 days before travel date till arrival and the QR code generated to their email must be presented to Quarantine Officers on arrival to be exempted from quarantine. Passengers without QR code would need to serve a 7-day quarantine (at their own expense) as directed by local quarantine.

For details, please refer to:

– These passengers must take a PCR test at any of the designated clinics here. Alternatively, they may book in advance here for an on-arrival PCR test at Incheon International Airport Covid-19 Testing Centre. The test must be taken on the day of arrival or latest within 24 hours should the designated clinics be closed on the day of arrival. Passengers must isolate at their accommodation until the test result is out.

* Definition of a fully vaccinated passenger:

a. Passengers who have passed 14 days, but not 180 days, after taking a 2nddose (one dose for Janssen) of emergency-approved vaccine by WHO (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Novavax, Sinopharm (Beijing), Sinovac, Covishield, Covax, Covovax).

b. Passengers whose 2nddose was more than 180 days before their date of arrival into the Republic of Korea must have completed a 3rd dose (2nd dose for Janssen) to be considered fully vaccinated.

5. Additional information

– Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April 2020 are no longer valid.

– Passengers with a visa on an expired passport must present a printed “Visa Grant Notice” and the expired passport to the immigration upon arrival.

– From 1 April 2022, international arrival passengers can use public transportation regardless of their vaccination status.

– For information on the arrival procedure at Incheon International Airport, please click here.

Updated on 28/02/2022

1. Entry Restrictions:

– Passengers with Japanese nationality are not subject to immigration restrictions.

– Japanese citizens, permanent residents are also permitted to enter Japan. Passengers re-entering Japan with residence status (limited to those without visa restrictions) who undertook re-entry procedures before departing the country may also enter Japan, unless they have traveled to certain restricted countries.

– From March 1, 2022, foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a short-term stay (less than three months) or for a long term stay for business or employment purposes and those who have receiving organizations located in Japan are allowed for new entry into Japan in principle, if the receiving organizations located in Japan completes prescribed application in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS)

– For details, please refer to:

1) the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2) the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (Japanese page)

3) Border measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (mofa.go.jp)

2. Before departure

2.1. Inspection Certificate

– All entrants must provide a certificate of inspection within 72 hours prior to departure.

– Tests accepted are LAMP, NEAR, Next Generation Sequence, quantitative antigen (CLEIA/ECLEIA), RTPCR, Smart Amp, TMA or TRC. The test must:

1) specify that it is based on nasopharyngeal swab, saliva, or nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab; and

2) be taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; and

3) be in English.

Details can be found at:

1) https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html#2_1

2) https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page25e_000334.html

3) https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000807573.pdf

2.2. Pledge

Fill in the Pledge (file PDF)

2.3. Questionnaire

Passengers must complete a “Quarantine Questionnaire” at https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp/

This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

3. Immigration in Japan

– Passengers will be tested for Covid-19 at the airport. If the result is negative, passengers have to remain at home, etc. and do not use public transportation during the quarantine period.

– Install and set up the required applications to passenger’s device (smartphone). Download the applications MySOS: Application for reporting your location. User Guide in English

– The Japanese government encourages travelers to use the MySOS application in the Fast Track program to help complete immigration procedures faster and more conveniently

4. Quarantine

For passengers departing from Vietnam:

– Booster unvaccinated: 3-day home quarantine and negative result of a voluntary test or 7-day home quarantine without test

– Booster vaccinated: Home quarantine and other measures are not required.

Details can be found at:

1) Border measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (mofa.go.jp)

2) Border Measures | Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare | Government of Japan|厚生労働省 (mhlw.go.jp)

Updated 18/03/2022

1. Entry restrictions

– There are no entry restrictions for the United Kingdom. Apply for passengers who are vaccinated or not.

– All travelers entering the United Kingdom must fulfil the prevailing visa requirements. For more information, visit here.

2. Travel restriction

Passengers travel to England from abroad:

– do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before travel or after arrival

– do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form

– do not need to quarantine when arriving

It includes people who are transiting through England.

For more information: Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Updated on 10/03/2022

1. Allowed Travelers:

Only following passengers are allowed to enter Germany:

– Fully vaccinated passengers (excluding residents of the People’s Republic of China) who received their last required vaccination at least 14 days before the date of travel. They must carry proof of their vaccination status. For more information, please refer here

– Nationals and residents of Germany, their spouses and their children;

– Nationals of EEA member States and Switzerland;

– Passengers arriving from EEA member states and Switzerland;

– Immediate family members of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland. They must present proof of their family relationship;

– Immediate family members of residents of Germany. They must present proof of their family relationship;

– Passengers with a residence permit issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland;

– Passengers with a long term “D” visa issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland;

– Pesidents of Hong Kong SAR (China), Indonesia, Macau SAR (China), New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan. They must have been living in the country of residence for at least 6 months;

– Military personnel;

– Merchant seamen;

– Students; and

– Unmarried partners of residents of Germany. They must have a written invitation and a copy of the identity document of the resident in Germany. They must also have a declarationand be able to present proof of their relationship.

For details, please refer to: COVID-19: entry and quarantine regulations in Germany – Federal Foreign Office (auswaertiges-amt.de)

2. Pre-departure test requirements

– Passengers entering Germany must present one of the following documents:

2.1. Proof of a negative test result

– The following tests are accepted:

+ Antigen, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 48 hours before entry.

+ PCR or PoC-PCR test, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 48 hours before time of or planned time of departure.

– The test result must be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

2.2. Proof of vaccination

– Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish in digital or paper form (e.g. EU Digital COVID certificate; WHO vaccination booklet). Note that a photo of a proof in paper form is not sufficient.\

– The vaccine used must be one of those listed on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut and include the specified doses. In case of the vaccine by Johnson & Johnson (Jannssen-Cilag) as of 15 January a second dose of one of the specified vaccines is required. A period of at least 14 days must have elapsed since receiving the last vaccine dose.

– The proof of vaccination must contain:

1) Personal data of the person vaccinated (at least surname, first name(s) and birth date or number of passport / ID

2) Date and number of vaccinations

3) Name of the vaccine used.,

4) Name of the illness against which the person was vaccinated.

5) Characteristics that allow to identify the person of institution that was responsible for the vaccination or the issuance of the certificate, such as an official seal Symbol or name.

6) Where necessary: details on booster vaccinations and the corresponding date.

2.3. Proof of recovery

– A positive PCR test result carried out at least 28 days but no more than 90 days previously. Detailed requirements are available on the website of the Robert Koch-Institute

Note: The above requirement (2.1, 2.2 & 2.3) does not apply to:

– Passengers under the age of 12;

– Airline crew

3. Health declaration – Digital Registration on Entry

Not required.

4. Quarantine Requirements:

Not required.

Updated on 17/02/2022

1. Allowed Travelers:

1.1. Before 21 February 2022

– Australian citizens, long-term resident card holders or immediate family members. Which includes:

1) UM – unaccompanied minors (passenger’s parents must contact the authorities to get confirmation when purchasing tickets)

2) Passengers from 12 to 17 years old who have not been vaccinated fully but are accompanied by parents or guardians who have received the full dose of vaccine

– Foreigners are allowed to return while Australia is closing its borders, including:

1) Diplomats and relatives.

2) Investors and entrepreneurs in new fields in Australia (Visa 188).

3) People employed in the Seasonal Worker Program/Pacific Labor Scheme approved by the Australian Government.

4) Temporary visa holders (Visa 408) in the “Post-Covid Economic Recovery” program supported by Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce.

1.2. From 21 February 2022

All fully vaccinated visa holders will be able to travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. Passengers who have not received enough vaccines will still need apply for a travel exemption.

For details, please refer to:

1) https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

2) https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/vaccinated-travellers#toc-8

2. COVID-19 test and vaccination requirements

2.1. Vaccination certificate

– If you were fully vaccinated  in Australia, you will need to show airline staff your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC). The ICVC will be provided in PDF format for you to print or hold electronically on your phone.

– If you were fully vaccinated overseas and do not have an ICVC, you will need to present a foreign vaccination certificateto airline staff that meets all of the requirements outlined on the Australian Passport Office website. Keep a hard copy or an electronic copy of your vaccination certificate.

Note:

1) Your vaccination certificate must prove that you meet Australia’s definition of fully vaccinated. Refer the Australia’s definition of fully vaccinated at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/vaccinated-travellers#toc-2

2) Certificates in formats that meet the following criteria:

– Issued by a national or state/provincial-level authority or an accredited vaccination provider

– Written in English or accompanied by a certified translation

– Containing at a minimum:

  • name as it appears in the traveller’s passport
  • either date of birth or passport number
  • the vaccine brand name, and
  • the date of each dose or the date on which a full course of immunisation was completed.

3) For detail information, please refer to: https://www.health.gov.au/health-alerts/covid-19/international-travel/proof-of-vaccination 

– Children do not need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination if they meet these conditions:

1) Australian children aged 11 years and under, as demonstrated by their passport, count as fully vaccinated for outbound travel purposes (i.e. leaving Australia).

2) All children aged under 12 years and 3 months, as demonstrated by their passport, count as fully vaccinated for inbound travel purposes (i.e. coming to Australia).

If you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons you must provide acceptable proof:

1) If you are coming to Australia and have a medical contraindication recorded in the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) you can show an Australian COVID-19 digital certificateto airline staff. You can otherwise show your immunisation history statement.

2) If you do not have your medical contraindication recorded in the AIR you will need to show airline staff a medical certificate that indicates you are unable to be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine because of a medical condition. The medical certificate must be in English and include the following information:

  • your name (this must match your travel identification documents)
  • date of medical consultation and details of your medical practitioner
  • details that clearly outline that you have a medical condition which means you cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccination (vaccination is contraindicated).

Note: Previous infection with COVID-19 is not considered a medical contraindication for COVID-19 vaccination and not accepted for the purpose of a medical exemption to vaccination for travel to Australia.

2.2. COVID-19 test

– Evidence of a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or other Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) taken within 3 days of your flight’s scheduled departure, or

– A medical certificate as evidence of a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken under medical supervision within 24 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure to Australia.

Note: From 18/04/2022, the requirement for evidence of a negative COVID-19 test is no longer valid.

3. Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD)

– All passengers arriving by air into Australia should complete the Digital Passenger Declaration(DPD) at least 72 hours before your flight.

You can start your DPD seven days before your flight and submit it within 72 hours prior to your departure for Australia. This is because you must provide your health information and declaration (vaccination status and COVID-19 test result) within 72 hours before your flight.

When filling out the DPD, you will need to:

  • provide your contact details, including a contact phone number in Australia
  • make a legally binding declaration in relation to your vaccination status
  • make a declaration regarding your last 14 days travel history
  • make a declaration that you are aware of the quarantine and testing requirements that apply when coming to Australia and in the state or territory you are landing, and the penalties for non-compliance.

For details, please refer to: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/digital-passenger-declaration

4. Quarantine Requirements:

– State and territory governments manage quarantine for overseas arrivals. You need to comply with the quarantine requirements of the state or territory you’re arriving in, and any other state or territories you plan to travel on to. Contact the relevant state or territory authority for more information about quarantine arrangements.

– Modified quarantine measures may apply if you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, depending on the state or territory you arrive in.

– If you’re planning to travel on domestically to another state or territory after arrival, check their entry and quarantine requirements. You may not be able to enter or may be required to quarantine, regardless of your vaccination status.

5. At the airport:

You need to be prepared to present to airlines:

1) Proof that you meet Australia’s definition of fully vaccinated, or proof that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons as outlined above.

2) Evidence of the negative pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test as outlined above. From 18/04/2022, this requirement is no longer valid.

3) Evidence of an approved Commissioner’s exemption to travel to Australia (where relevant)

4) Evidence that you hold an eligible visa (where relevant)

5) The usual travel documentation including passport, immigration and customs declarations etc.

6) Evidence that you have provided critical health information, which includes your contact details for Australia, a declaration as to your vaccination status and travel history for the previous 14 days. This is via the Digital Passenger Declaration, submitted prior to departure as outlined above.

7) Evidence of your approved modified quarantine arrangements (where relevant)

It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requirements of the airline you are travelling with and any countries you will transit.

From 1 May 2022, travelers entering Thailand by air will be subject to new entry measures, as follows:

1. Fully Vaccinated Persons must :

– Register on Thailand Pass at https://tp.consular.go.th/

– Attach required documents including passport, certificate of vaccination

– Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (for non-Thais only)

(COVID-19 test, both prior to and after arriving in Thailand, is no longer required)

2. Unvaccinated Persons

Option 1 – Exemption from quarantine) Travelers with a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before traveling must :

– Register on Thailand Pass at https://tp.consular.go.th/

– Attach required documents including passport, and COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before traveling (must attach on Thailand Pass only)

– Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (for non-Thais only)

(Any COVID-19 test after arriving in Thailand is not required)

Please note: Travelers who have been approved to enter Thailand under the AQ scheme but wish to enter Thailand under an exemption from quarantine must re-apply on Thailand Pass.

Option 2 – Quarantine: Travelers who cannot undergo an RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before traveling or wish to be quarantined must :

– Register on Thailand Pass at https://tp.consular.go.th/

– Attach required documents including passport, Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel confirmation for 5 days (including 1 RT-PCR test)

– Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (for non-Thais only)

– undergo an RT-PCR test on days 4 – 5 in Thailand during the mandatory 5-day quarantine at AQ hotel

Please note: Travelers whose Thailand Pass has already been issued can travel with the issued QR Code and do not need to register for a new Thailand Pass.

3. For children

– Unvaccinated / not fully vaccinated children aged under 18 who travel with fully vaccinated parents who will be automatically granted the same entry scheme as their parents

– Unvaccinated / not fully vaccinated children aged 6 – 17 travel with unvaccinated / not fully vaccinated parents who wish to be exempted from quarantine must attach a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before travel in Thailand Pass.

– Unvaccinated / not fully vaccinated children aged under 6: do not have to attach the test result even when traveling with unvaccinated / not fully vaccinated parents.

Refer from : https://consular.mfa.go.th

Thailand Travel Updates for May 1, 2022; New Entry Requirements for Thailand; Updated Step-by-Step Thailand Pass Application | ThaiEmbassy.com

Updated on 27/04/2022

1. Entry restrictions

– All travellers entering Singapore must comply with Singapore’s public health and immigration requirements as specified by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.

– From 1 April 2022, fully vaccinated travellers will enjoy quarantine- free entry into Singapore via the Vaccinated Travel Framework.  More information may be found

– A pre-departure test for entry into Singapore via air travel is still required after 31 March 2022.

a. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

– Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible to enter Singapore. Permanent residents must present a valid re-entry permit during check-in to enter Singapore.

– Please click here for more information, including how to enjoy quarantine-free entry into Singapore.

b. Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders

– Fully vaccinated LTP holders, except some work permit holders, no longer require an Entry Approval to enter Singapore. LTP holders must present a valid Long-Term pass or an-in-principle approval letter, and a proof of vaccination status/exemption during check-in.  Please refer here for more information on the vaccination requirement, including exemptions.

– Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated LTP holders and all work permit holders must obtain permission for entry from the relevant agencies before they travel to Singapore.

– From 1 April 2022, LTP Holders aged 18 and above who are medically ineligible for vaccines will need to apply for an exemption request before entering Singapore. For more information, please click here.

– All work pass holdersStudent’s Pass holders, their dependents, and holders of IPA letters must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter Singapore.

– For more information on Safe Travel Lanes for LTP holders, please click here.

c. Short-Term visitors

– Short-term visitors may enter Singapore via the following Safe Travel Lanes. Travellers must fully adhere to the relevant Safe Travel Lane requirements to board flights into Singapore. Further information on safe travel lanes and their requirements may be found at the links below:

– Travellers are advised to use the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s self-help tool to find out which SafeTravel Lane(s) applies to them. Please note that the passes obtainable from the links above do not replace any visas required for entry. Travellers entering Singapore should always check their entry visa requirements, and may do so here.

– Short-term visits due to compassionate reasons may be granted by the Singapore Government. Please click here for more details.

– From 1 April 2022, unvaccinated short-term visitors entering for compassionate reasons must apply for approval at least 4 days before the desired date of entry using this

2. Pre-departure test requirements

a. Exemptions

– Infants aged two and below (as of calendar year) are exempted from all Covid-19 tests.

– Travellers who recently recovered from Covid-19 (i.e. within seven/14 to 90 days of their last infection before departure to Singapore) may present appropriate documentary proof of their recovery instead of a negative pre-departure test result. Check your eligibility here.

– Travellers are not required to take a pre-departure test to transit through Singapore. However, travellers should ensure they meet any applicable testing requirements for their final destination country.

b. All other travellers  entering Singapore must take a professionally administered+ Covid-19 test (e.g. PCR, ART, LAMP or NAAT test) within two days before departure for Singapore.

c. The test result must:

– be in English; and

– state the following:

  • Name of the testing institution conducting the Covid-19 test;
  • Type of test;
  • A negative test result;
  • Test date;
  • The name of the traveller as indicated in his/her passport; and
  • At least one other detail of the traveller such as:
  • date of birth
  • nationality/citizenship
  • passport number
  • national identity number

d. More details can be found at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/general/faqs—border-measures-and-changes-to-stay-home-notice-requirements

3. Before you flight

3.1. Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL): (Applicable until 31 March 2022, 2359hrs (GMT+8):

a. Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight documentation requirements

– Travellers must fulfil the following basic eligibility criteria of the VTL (Air) to enjoy quarantine-free travel, otherwise they may be turned away by airlines/immigration, or be subject to the prevailing health requirements and quarantine.

– Travellers not eligible for the VTL (Air) should explore other Safe Travel Lanes at the Travelling to Singapore

– Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents who do not fulfil the VTL eligibility criteria below will be subject to prevailing health measures.

– All other travellers may be denied entry into Singapore.

– Vietnam is one of VTL (Air) Countries/Regions and Allowed Travel History.

– Bamboo Airways is one of airlines approved to operate designated VTL (Air) flights.

– More details, please refer: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vtl/requirements-and-process

b. Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight documentation requirements:

Travellers are advised to register for Safe Travel Concierge to view a checklist of pre-departure travel requirements specific to their travel itinerary, as requirements vary based on travel history and safe travel lanes used. If you are travelling on a VTL make sure you tick the “I’m travelling on a VTL” box.

All passengers on a VTL-designated flight, must hold:

– a vaccination certificate in English, documenting they are fully vaccinated with a vaccine on the World Health Organisation Emergency Use List. The vaccination certificate must be digitally verifiable (i.e contains a QR code for verification). For VTL travellers seeking entry into Singapore, the proof of vaccination must be recognised by the Singapore Government.

– have a 7-day travel history prior to departure comprising only of Singapore, any VTL country, and/or any country in the European Economic Area, and/or Category I countries/regions;

– fill out a Singapore Arrival Card.

– take a supervised self-swab ART at one of the test centres located across Singapore within 24 hours upon arrival. From 15 March 2022 onwards, VTL travellers will only need to undergo an unsupervised self-administered ART using self-procured authorised ART kits within 24 hours of arrival in Singapore. Travellers are required to report their test results here before proceeding with their activities in Singapore;

– install the TraceTogether app on their mobile phone.

– short-term visitors and work permit holderswill need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass between three and 60 days prior to their departure*.

– check if entry visa is required;

– short-term visitors will also be required to hold Covid-19 travel insurance. Our travel insurance, in partnership with Allianz Partners and AIG, is available for purchase when travellers depart from selected countries. Do note that travel insurance offered in some markets are not underwritten by Allianz Partners. Please refer to our travel insurance page for the list of countries and more information.

Note: Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below (by calendar year) may enter Singapore on the VTL. They do not need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass. However, they must comply with all other VTL conditions and be accompanied by a fully vaccinated VTL traveller.

c. Post-arrival tests for VTL or travelers

– All travellers entering Singapore via designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights are no longer required to take an on-arrival PCR test. Instead, they will need to undergo an unsupervised self-administered ART using self-procured authorised ART kits within 24 hours of arrival. Travellers are required to report their test results at https://www.sync.gov.sg/ before proceeding with their activities in Singapore.

– All Covid-19 tests do not apply to infants aged 2 years and below (i.e. born in or after 2020).

3.2. Travel requirements effective from 1 April 2022

a. All fully vaccinated travellers entering Singapore must hold:

– a vaccination certificate in English, documenting they are fully vaccinated* with a vaccine on the World Health Organisation Emergency Use List. The vaccination certificate, regardless of place of issuance and whether digitally verifiable or not, will be accepted as proof of vaccination.

– Children aged 12 years and below are exempted from the vaccination requirement. For more information on the vaccination requirements, please see here.

b. Unvaccinated travellers can enter Singapore, but they will be subject to prevailing quarantine and testing requirements. For more information, please see here.

c. All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, entering Singapore must also:

– fill out a Singapore Arrival Card. The application is free of charge;

– check if entry visa is required;

– install the TraceTogether app on their mobile phone.

– Short-term visitors who are not fully vaccinated and are required to have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore should ensure that their insurance has a minimum coverage of S$30,000 (based on COVID-19 bill sizes at private hospitals). [Note: From 1 April 2022, short-term visitors who are fully vaccinated are not required to have travel insurance for their COVID-19 related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore for entry into Singapore.]. Visitors from selected countries may consider purchasing travel insurance by Alianz Partners and AIG which meets the Singapore Government’s entry requirement and provides travellers with comprehensive travel insurance coverage. Please refer to our travel insurance page for the list of countries and more information.

4. Test & Quarantine requirements upon arrival

4.1. Exemptions

– Infants aged two and below (as of calendar year) are exempted from all Covid-19 tests.

– Travellers entering Singapore who are fully vaccinated and recently recovered from Covid-19 (i.e. within seven to 90 days of their last infection before departure to Singapore) may be exempted from all testing and SHN requirements listed below if they are able to provide appropriate documentary proof. Learn more here.

4.2. All other travellers are required to comply with the prevailing public health regulations and requirements in Singapore.

These may include the following:

a. Post-arrival tests (for VTL or travellers from Cat I countries) (Applicable until 31 March, 2359hrs (GMT+8))

– All travellers entering Singapore via designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights and/or Category 1 countries/regions are no longer required to take an on-arrival PCR test. Instead, they will need to undergo an unsupervised self-administered ART using self-procured authorised ART kits within 24 hours of arrival. Travellers are required to report their test results here before proceeding with their activities in Singapore.

– All Covid-19 tests do not apply to infants aged 2 years and below (i.e. born in or after 2020).

b. Stay-Home Notice (SHN) and post-arrival tests (for all other travelers)

– Travellers who are not entering Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lane and Reciprocal Green Lane arrangements may be subject to a 7-day SHN depending on their travel history in the last seven days before arrival. Travellers may also be required to take a PCR test before the end of their SHN. Find out more here.

– From 1 April 2022, fully vaccinated travellers can enter Singapore quarantine-free without any on-arrival testing.  Unvaccinated travellers will be subject to a 7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) and take a PCR test at the end of their notice. Find out more here

– Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below (by calendar year) entering Singapore are exempted from all prevailing SHN and testing requirements.

– All travellers are responsible for the cost of staying at dedicated SHN facilitiesand the PCR test, if applicable.

II. QUY ĐỊNH QUÁ CẢNH

SINGAPORE

Passengers may transfer via Singapore (SIN) under the routes as follows:

Origin Countries/Region Intermediate Points before SIN Operating carriers for Inbound Flight to SIN Destination Operating carrier for Outbound flights from SIN
Southeast Asia:

Vietnam

HAN/SGN QH Singapore QH
Northeast Asia: 

Korea, Japan, Taiwan

Passengers entering and transiting through Singapore must comply with Singapore’s public health and immigration requirements as specified by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority on its website at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg.

For Changi Airport transit information, please refer to:

https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19/transiting-through-airport.html

Notes:

– Government travel restrictions are subject to constant change and sometimes introduced without adequate notice.

– This information is only for reference and does not guarantee passenger entry or exit.

For the latest information, please check with the Embassy in your country.