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Entry, exit regulations

VIETNAM ENTRY/EXITTAIWAN ENTRY/EXITJAPAN ENTRY/EXITKOREA ENTRY/EXIT

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. And this does not apply to:

– nationals of Viet Nam;

– passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport;

– passengers traveling on business as experts, business managers or high-tech workers.

2. Passengers are not allowed to transit.

3. Suspension of visa exemptions for British nationals and for nationals of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

4. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Belarus, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.) and Russian Federation with a normal passport.

5. Certificates of Visa Exemption issued to nationals of Belarus, Japan and Russian Federation with normal passports are no longer valid.

6. Certificates of Visa Exemption issued to residents of China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom are no longer valid.

7. A Health Declaration Form must be completed before arrival. The form can be found at https://tokhaiyte.vn/

8. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for up to 14 days.

9. Passengers traveling on business must have:

– medical insurance or guarantee from the hosting company to cover COVID-19 expenses; and

– a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 3 days before arrival. The test result must be in English.

10. This information is only for reference and does not guarantee passenger entry or exit. Due to the complicated situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, please find more details for your reference by following official website:

– News On The Evidence Of The Respiratory Disease Covid-19: https://ncov.moh.gov.vn/

– IATA – Personalised Passport, Visa & Health travel documentation advice:

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/passport-visa-health-travel-document-requirements.htm

Taiwan will remain in place after the nationwide epidemic alert is lowered to Level 2 starting July 27. Consists of:

1. Entry to Taiwan will continue to be suspended for foreign nationals not holding a valid R.O.C. (Taiwan) Resident Certificate. Exceptions are being considered on a case-by-case basis for emergencies and on humanitarian grounds.

2. Transit travelers are temporarily barred from entry. Those measures will be adjusted by the CECC on a rolling basis based on the status of the pandemic at home and abroad and the effectiveness of COVID-19 control measures implemented in the community.

3. Requirement of entering Taiwan:

– Passengers must have a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test – The certificate is issued within 72 hours from the date of departure. SAR COVI2 negative test papers by LAM, PCR, SDA and TMA methods are available in English or Taiwanese

– All travelers are required to undergo 14-day quarantine after arrival. 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.

– Travelers should use their mobile phone to log in the Quarantine System for Entry and to fill out the health declaration form prior to their departure. (https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/) Show confirmation message to quarantine staff. The confirmation message is required for entering Taiwan.

For more information: https://www.immigration.gov.tw/media/66600/restrictions-of-entering-taiwan.pdf

Updated on October 01st, 2021

1. Japanese nationals, foreign nationals holding a valid VISA to enter Japan, spouses or children of permanent/resident aliens, and those who have or will acquire “diplomatic” or “official” status of residence.

2. Re-entry permit (including Special re-entry permit – please refer below*); for a period of five years (in maximum) or until the expiration date of the permit

* Special re-entry permit; within one year of departure from Japan or until the expiration date of stay

– Application for re-entry permission: https://www.isa.go.jp/en/applications/procedures/16-5.html

– Special re-entry permission: https://www.isa.go.jp/en/applications/guide/minashisainyukoku.html

3. In principle, those who have stayed in India, Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan within 14 days prior to the date of application for landing will be denied landing for the time being, even in the case of re-entry (if the passport does not show a 14-day period of stay in another country, hotel receipts, etc. from other countries will be considered as evidence).

4. Restrictions on the issuance of visas are in place worldwide, and currently, visas are only issued in principle to those who have the same circumstances as “special circumstances” (approximately from the beginning of this year).

5. No restriction to exit Japan (depending on the restriction by the country of the destination)

※ If pax have any questions about immigration or restriction of entering to Japan, please contact the Japanese embassy, consulate-General of Japan or the below contact of immigration office in order to get updated information.

※ Please also see the following URL for the latest details of above entry restriction:

https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html

https://www.isa.go.jp/vi/index.html

6. Isolation process:

The traveler from Vietnam needs self-isolation for 14 days, no use of public transportation. Please find more details HERE  (entrants from Vietnam apply to page 4)

Shortening of the waiting period with vaccination certificates:

  • If you have a valid vaccination certificate, and during the 14-day waiting period at home, etc., you voluntarily take a test(PCR Test or Quantitative Antigen Test) on or after the 10th day after entering Japan, and report a negative result to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare(Health Monitoring Center for Overseas Entrants), the remaining waiting period will be shortened.
  • The vaccination certificate is valid only if it meets the following:
    • The certificate must be issued by a public institution in a country or region.
    • The following items must be listed in Japanese or English : Name, Date of birth,Vaccine name/manufacturer, Date of vaccination, Number of vaccines administered.
    • It must be possible to confirm that the name/manufacturer of vaccine administered is one of the following.
      – Comirnaty / Pfizer

      – Vaxzevria / AstraZeneca
      – COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna / Moderna
  • It must be possible to confirm that at least two doses of vaccine has been administered.
  • It must be possible to confirm that at the time of entry into Japan, at least 14 days have passed since the date of the second vaccination.

Please find the detail information HERE.

7. Other necessary instructions regarding to entry/exit:

7.1. PCR test should be conducted 72 hours prior to departure.

7.2. The traveler must submit negative certificate (by specified format, Vietnamese format available) at the time of entry to Japan.  

※ Please find the specified format HERE.

※ Also please find requirement of inspection certificate HERE .

7.3. The traveler will be tested for Covid 19 at the airport. If the result is negative, you have to remain at home and do not have to use public transportation for 14 days after entering Japan.

7.4. The traveler must install location app on the mobile phone. Please find more details HERE.

7.5. The traveler must submit a completed and signed copy of this “Written Pledge” to the airport quarantine station when entering Japan. Please find more details HERE

7.6. You need to answer questionnaire, so please access to the following QR code or URL before boarding and follow the instructions.

– QR code :

– URL: https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp

8. Please acknowledge that NRT immigration office accept any questions for entry by international phone call, however the final decision will be confirmed when entered by immigration with the original passport due to judge of fake or not.

NRT immigration office

TEL: +81-476-34-2211

Office hour: 08:30-17:15 @ JST (closed on SAT/SUN and national holidays)

Website: http://www.moj.go.jp/isa/other_languages.html

1. Entry Regulations

All passengers from countries with visa waiver agreements (total of 90 countries) visa-free entry restrictions

Single- or multiple-entry Korean visas for short-term stay issued on or before April 5, 2020 revoked

Visa exemption for Japanese nationals suspended

* Exemptions: Diplomatic/official passport holders, cabin crew, ABTC/APEC cardholders, long-term visa holders, C-4 short-term employment visa holders

Re-entry permit exemption for long-term foreign residents in Korea suspended

Obtainment of re-entry permit required before departure

* Exemptions: Holders of diplomat visa (A-1), government official visa (A-2), agreement visa (A-3), overseas Korean visa (F-4), refugee travel document, and travelers re-entering Korea following the departure on or before May 31

The implementation of the Korean Electronic Travel Authorization(K-ETA)[As of Sep 01,2021]: https://www.k-eta.go.kr/portal/apply/index.do?locale=EN

2. Quarantine Requirements

All Passengers (Including Re-entry foreign nationals) entering Korea must submit a Printed PCR test result (Inspection method must be written in Korean or English. If written in other languages, a certified translation must be submitted together) within 72 hours of departure (As of February 24)

Electronic certificates such as on mobile devices are not accepted.

* Valid PCR test scope : Tests based on gene amplification detection (NAATs, PCR, LAMP, TMA, SDA, NEAR, etc.)

* Exception: Children under 6 years of age, Transit Passenger, persons subject to exemption from quarantine for humanitarian reasons and purpose of overseas business trips for official duties

– If you are issued a PCR quarantine document online, be sure to print it out and submit it

– All Passengers departing from the Philippines, Indonesia and Uzbekistan it is necessary to submit a PCR test result issued by an inspection agency designated by an overseas mission

– Penalties for passengers who are confirmed positive without submitting a PCR negative confirmation (As of May 10, 2021).

* Penalty: 2,000,000 KRW

* Subject to : Passengers who have been confirmed positive as a result of the COVID 19 test at the quarantine station among Koreans who have not submitted a PCR negative confirmation or submitted a substandard PCR negative confirmation

* Exception : Under the age of 14, etc.

For all Korean and foreign nationals entering Korea

– Short-term foreign residents: 14-day quarantine (expenses to be paid by passengers)

* Self-quarantine is possible if a family relationship with a long-term foreign residents/Korean is confirmed (within third cousin, direct descendant)

– Long-term foreigners/Korean nationals entering from Brazil, Africa, India, self-quarantine after PCR diagnostic test at a temporary living facility upon arrival

– 14-days Quarantine at a government-designated facility for long term stay foreign nationals /Korean nationals from Tanzania, South Africa (As of Apr22, 2021)

– Family members (lineal ascendants, blood relatives, etc.) of Korean nationals or long-term foreign residents registered in Korea are eligible for self-isolation

– Long-term foreigners/Korean nationals departing from Myanmar have a inspection and confirmation of results at temporary living facilities (takes 7 days), Self-isolation 7 days thereafter as of Aug 6, 2021.

– Koreans/foreigners staying for a long time from other countries, self-quarantine (14 days) after PCR diagnostic test at Public health center where you live

– Quarantine/isolation procedures when a Korean national who has been vaccinated in Korea enters Korea (if asymptomatic)

* Arrival in Korea → Submit vaccination certificate/PCR negative certificate to the quarantine officer → Pass the examination by the Ministry of Justice → Pick up baggage → Move to residence (no restrictions on using public transportation) → Standby until local health center is confirmed (takes 1 day) → Exemption from quarantine → Visit a public health center on the 6th or 7th day after entering the country and conduct additional diagnostic tests

– Quarantine exemption

* Passengers have completed vaccinations in Korea and re-entered after leaving the country (As of May 5, 2021)

* Passengers have completed vaccination abroad and have entered the country for the following purposes(Quarantine exemption form must be issued in advance/As of Jul1,2021)

[Visiting the immediate family/Important business/Academic public interest/Humanitarian purpose]

Applicable only to those who enter the country two weeks after receiving all the recommended doses for each vaccine in the same country

-.Only WHO-approved vaccines are allowed: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Kobishield, Sinopharm/Sinovac

-. If you are entering from a country with a mutated virus, such as South Africa or Brazil etc, you cannot be exempt from quarantine even if you have been vaccinated.

-. For the issuance of the quarantine exemption letter, the quarantine exemption application documents, pledge, and vaccination certificate must be submitted to the screening agency (embassy/consulate and relevant ministries)

3. Transfer Eligibility

Holders of confirmed connecting flight ticket and passengers transferring within 24 hours

* Thai nationals: Document issued by the Thai Embassy (Consulate-General) required upon return to Thailand

For those arriving from overseas, domestic flight can not be on board

-. Exemptions : Jeju-Island residents board a flight to Jeju-Island, Holders of Quarantine Waiver

For more information, please contact the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency Call Center(1339) or Incheon Airport Quarantine Station(032-740-2700) 

4. Note

– 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 further details, please refer to the latest safety updates on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Safety website or the notices posted on the relevant diplomatic mission website.

– To prevent the spread of Covid-19, most countries have imposed travel restrictions on arrival or transit for various categories of passengers, as well as a number of medical and quarantine-related requirements. Before planning your trip, we suggest you to read the current requirements of the country of destination from our dedicated application.

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.