Asia

Latest update, 5th Sep 2022

China

Entry Regulations

  • Previously issued Chinese Visa, entry acceptance and APEC card holders are not permitted to enter China
  • Arrival Visa and No-Visa transit/entry terminated

Restriction Exceptions

  • Diplomacy, government work, C Visa holders are permitted to enter China
  • Newly issued Visa holders are permitted to enter China
  • The following previously issued 工作(Work – Z), 团聚(Family Residence – Q), 私人事务(Personal Affairs – S) visas are permitted to enter China
  • Passengers on charter flights, holders of a KJ visa, etc., are subject to separate regulations

Required Documents and Preparations

Quarantine Regulations

  • 7 days of facility quarantine + 3 days of self-health monitoring (based on the content announced by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China)
    • Specific implementation dates and plans may vary by region

Additional Notice

  • COVID-19 test required for children under 3

Japan

Entry Regulations

  • No-Visa entries have been suspended/ All previously issued Visas are not valid. (Must have a visa upon entering the country)
  • New visas issued before December 2nd has been suspended
    • Exception : Spouse of Japanese, spouse of permanent resident, diplomatic visa holder , Consular letter holder

Required Documents and Preparations

  • Negative PCR test result tested within 72 hours of departure must be issued and submitted.
    • Exception : Passengers under age of 6 and have completed their 3rd dose of vaccination, accompanied by guardian with COVID-19 PCR negative test result. (As of September 7th)
    • Requirements for Certificate of Testing for Entering Japan [Here] / Certificate of Testing for COVID-19 [Here]
  • All passengers are required to fill out electronic questionnaire [Here]
  • Submit Pledge Certificate [Here]
  • Must have a smartphone with ‘MySOS’ app installed [Here]

Quarantine Regulations

  • Quarantine measures for Red, Yellow, Blue 3 areas [HERE]
    • Red region, not vaccinated: PCR test upon entry and quarantine at facility for 3 days
    • Red region, vaccinated, and Yellow region, not vaccinated: PCR test upon entry and self-quarantine for 3 days
    • Yellow and Blue region, vaccinated (including South Korea): PCR test and quarantine are not required upon entry
  • Valid Vaccination Certificate Standard [HERE]
    • The number of vaccination doses: Those who have completed their 3rd dose of vaccination (In case of Janssen Vaccine, 1st dose of vaccination is recognized as 2nd dose of vaccination)
    • Approved Vaccines : Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Covaxin, Novavax
    • Vaccination Certificate issued by the government, Name/date of birth/vaccine type and vaccination dates/certificate point of issue required
    • English or Japanese Documents accepted

Additional Notice

  • Quarantine exemption program: Inquiry at the Japanese embassy/consulate of the departure city is required
  • Details about entry and quarantine regulations can be checked on the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs [Here]

South Korea

Entry Regulation

  • Temporary suspension of Visa Waiver Agreement and Visa-Free Entry [Restricted Countries]
  • K-ETA application [HERE]
  • Visa required countries : Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Egypt
  • Registered foreigners who departed after June 1st, 2021, must hold a valid re-entry permit.
    • Exception : Diplomatic(A-1), Government Officials (A-2), Agreement(A-3) Overseas Korean(F-4) visa holders
    • Re-entry permit is not required for foreigners who are registered for departure after April 1st, 2022.

Required Documents and Preparations

  • COVID-19 documents are not required when entering South Korea as of September 3rd, 2022

Quarantine Regulations

  • PCR test within 1 day after entry (Accepted until the next day of entry date)
  • Quarantine information advance input system(Q-code) registration [HERE]
  • Instructions of South Korean Government (regarding quarantine procedures for inbound and/or overseas travelers) [Go Now (Korean)]
  • Masks are mandatory

Additional Notice

  • Transit passengers who have not fulfilled the entry requirements are not permitted to enter, however, transfers are permitted for passengers holding a ticket departing within 24 hours.

Taiwan

Entry Regulations

  • Taiwan nationals, Taiwan permanent residents
  • Pre-authorized passengers such as Taiwanese spouses or underage children, international students, spouse or children of foreigners with resident permit, foreign workers, business travelers for business purposes
  • Please check the Taiwan immigration homepage for details as entry restrictions are subject to change without notice [Go Now]

Required Documents and Preparations

  • Online quarantine report must be submitted within 48 hours of arrival. [Go Now]

Quarantine Regulations

  • All Passengers must be quarantined for 3 days
  • Passengers must be quarantined at Taiwan government designated hotels or self-quarantine
  • Conditions of self-quarantine : Single-person households (If Multi-person householders must be quarantined at anti-epidemic hotels)
  • Please check Ministry of Health and Welfare/Disease Control webpage for more information. [Go Now](Chinese/English)

Additional Notice

  • Transit regulations
    • If passengers must have connecting flight ticket (Separate ticket issuance permitted) and baggage must be connected to the final destination
    • LCC(Low-Cost Carrier) not allowed, Transfer to China mainland not allowed

Hong Kong

Entry Regulations

  • Hong Kong residents and valid visa holders
  • Visa Exemptions/Visa-Free entry is permitted [HERE]

Required Documents and Preparations

  • Different regulations apply depending on the departure location before entering Hong Kong
    • Please refer to the Hong Kong government website for details [HERE]
  • Departure from all regions except China/Macau
    • Applicable Passengers : Fully-vaccinated Hong Kong residents (Hong Kong permanent residents or long-term visa holders) and non-Hong Kong residents
    • Required documents (All documents must be prepared in English or Chinese; copies or electronic documents are possible)
      • Negative PCR test result within 48 hour prior to departure* Test method : PCR-based Nucleic Acid Test only* Exception : Infant/toddler under the age of 3* Passengers who have recovered from a confirmed case
        ① For those who have recovered after being confirmed within 14 to 90 days from the boarding date, Passengers must need a doctor’s certificate
        (“Confirmation of Release from Isolation” is possible) with the date of confirmation and proof of complete recovery
        ② Recognition of rapid antigen test (RAT) negative confirmation tested within 24 hours of departure
      • Fully-vaccinated certificate* Hong Kong government approved vaccination LIST [HERE]
      • Confirmation of reservation for 3 nights in Hong Kong government-designated quarantine hotel* For arrivals on August 12th: Check-in on August 12th Check-out on August 15th (3 nights 4 days)* List of the Hong Kong Government designated hotels [HERE]
      • Online health status report must be submitted before departure [HERE]* Must upload the above required documents to issue a green QR code* When issuing a pink QR code, it is necessary to present documents during check-in as there are certain items that cannot be checked online.

Quarantine Regulations

  • PCR and RAT test after arrival at the airport (applied from 00:00 on August 12)
    • After confirming negative RAT test, Passengers must go to the reserved quarantine hotel and wait for the PCR test result

Additional Notice

  • Transit Policy
    • Passengers who complete the connection procedures to the final destination within 24 hours
    • Transfer from Hong Kong to China is not allowed

Vietnam

Entry Regulations

  • Vietnam citizens, Valid visa holders / Permanent residents / Visa restriction exemption / Foreigners with pre-approval special entry documents
  • Passengers can stay within 15 days from the date of entry regardless of passport type, purpose of entry under list of countries including South Korea
    • List of countries : South Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belarus
    • Entry Regulations
      • Passengers must hold passport with more than 6 months until expiration date
      • Passengers must hold round-trip tickets
      • Duration of stay : 15days

Required Documents and Preperations

  • Does not require negative COVID-19 test results

Singapore

Entry Regulations

  • Fully-vaccinated
    • Singapore citizens/permanent residents without prior entry approval may enter the country with a valid Singapore visa
    • Countries that signed a visa-free agreement allow free-visa entry
      (Passengers must hold passport with more than 6 months until expiration date, including South Korea)
  • Unvaccinated
    • Singapore citizens/ permanent residents, Long Term Pass holders/ short term visitors with prior entry approval
      • Long-Term holders who are 13 or older and are not vaccinated are not allowed to enter the country after July 1st.
    • Short term visitors with permission for entry obtained in advance must have Travel Insurance guaranteed minimum of 30,000,000 SGD
    • Passengers must self-quarantine for at least 7 days upon arrival and require PCR test upon release of quarantine

Required Documents and Preparations

  • Please visit Singapore Government website for more information[HERE]
  • Vaccinated certification
    • Please visit above Government website for approved vaccines and vaccinated certificate.
    • Vaccinated certification must include name/passport number or date of birth/vaccinated country/vaccine type/vaccination dates
    • Exception : Children under the age of 12 (Children must accompany by fully-vaccinated guardian)
  • Negative COVID-19 test result (Pre-Departure Test)
    • Applicable Passengers : Those who have not completed vaccination or Unvaccinated
    • Issuance standards : Test within 2 days of departure, Only English
    • Testing Method : PCR or Antigen Rapid Test(ART)
    • Exception
      • Fully-vaccinated
      • Infant under the age of 2
      • Passenger with a history of confirmed COVID-19 [GO NOW]
  • Health Declaration Form (SG Arrival Card) must be completed online within 3 days prior to entering Singapore [Here]

Quarantine Regulations

  • Fully-vaccinated : exempt from quarantine
  • Those who have not completed vaccination : self-quarantine for 7 days

Additional Notice

  • Transit regulations
    • Unable to connect to LCC, Some transfer restrictions may occur for those traveling with SQ flight
    • Passengers must complete the connection procedures to the final destination

Indonesia

Entry Regulations

  • Arrival Visa for tourism/government purposes is allowed only for some nationalities (including South Korea) (As of April 6, 2022)
    • Passengers can stay for 30 days and extend the period for an additional 30 days only once
    • Passengers must hold passport with more than 6 months until expiration date (Emergency passports and travel documents are not allowed)
    • Passengers must hold a return ticket or departure to a third country
    • Passengers must have a cost IDR of 500,000 or USD 36 (paid in cash on arrival)
    • For government purposes, an invitation letter issued by the Indonesian government is required

Restriction Exceptions

  • Indonesia nationals
  • Diplomatic/Government Worker Visa Holders
  • Visiting Visa Holders
  • KITAS/KITAP (If within the valid allowed reentry dates)
  • Holders of diplomatic/government worker official residence permit (If within valid allowed reentry dates)
  • APEC Business Travel Card holders
  • all others must inquire specific countries embassy

Required Documents and Preparations

  • Proof of completed vaccination required
    • Vaccination is considered complete 14 days after both 2nd and 3rd dose of vaccination
    • Exception : Indonesia nationals, Diplomatic/Government Worker Visa(Minister level or higher) or Stay permit holder, TCA system entry, under 18 years
  • QR CODE obtained by filling out the the E-HAC menu in the Peduli Lindungi APP must be shown at screening upon arrival [HERE]
    • For passengers that cannot register through E-HAC, it may be filled out manually upon arrival
  • Electronic customs declaration must be completed up to 3 days prior to departure (E-CD) [HERE]

Quarantine Regulations

  • Depending on the vaccination completion stage, the quarantine standards are different
    • Passengers who have been Vaccinated 1st dose or unvaccinated : 5 days of hotel quarantine
    • Passengers who have been vaccinated at least 2nd dose : quarantine exemption
    • In case of COVID-19 symptoms, PCR test must be conducted at the Arrival hall (Welcome Hall)
    • When accompanied by children under the age of 18, children will apply for the same quarantine standards as their parents/guardians

Cambodia

Entry Regulations

  • No Visa entry suspended
  • Available issued Arrival visa

striction Exceptions

  • Cambodia Nationals
  • Holders of a valid Cambodian visa
    • A(Diplomacy), B(Civil Service), K(Dual Citizenship), E(Business), C(International Organization), T(Travel)

Required Documents and Preparations

  • Passengers must submit full vaccination proof (It is unnecessary to hand in a Negative COVID-19 Test Result.)
    • WHO recommended number of vaccines must be met by standard
    • Document preparation must be required in English

Quarantine Regulations

  • Those who are unvaccinated or have not completed vaccination must get Rapid Antigen Test upon entry (Self-pay fee condition: 5 USD)

Additional Notice

  • No transfers from Cambodian Airport

Thailand

Entry Regulations

Restriction Exceptions

  • Thai nationals, spouse/parent or child of Thai national
  • People who have been invited and approved by the Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Permanent residents of Thailand, holders of employment permits or labor permits
  • Students at educational institutions approved by the Thai government (including students’ parents)
  • Ministries of foreign affairs, international organizations, government representatives, foreign government agencies working in Thailand, international institutions (including spouses, parents, and children)
  • Medical purposes
  • Valid Visa holder

Required Documents and Preparations

  • Proof of vaccination
    • Vaccination Completion Conditions [HERE]
    • Those who have not completed vaccination or unvaccinated : RT-PCR or Official Travel Certified Rapid Antigen Test Negative Result (RAT) issued within 72 hours before departure is required

Additional Notice

  • Transfer/Transit Regulation (Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok)
    • Transferring within 24 hours, Applicable to same routes ticket issuance (Separate ticket issuance not permitted), checked baggage must be connected to the final destination, Unable to connect to low-cost airline

Philippines

Entry Regulations

  • Entry permitted for valid visa holders
  • Visa-Free Entry Permitted Countries LIST [HERE]
  • Conditions for visa-free entry
    • Must be pre-registered for OHP(One Health Pass)
    • Passengers must hold vaccination certificate (Unvaccinated foreigners are not allowed to enter the country without a visa)
    • Flight ticket departing within 30 days after entering the Philippines
    • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
    • Negative test result tested within 48 hours of departure (Applicable to those who have completed the 2nd vaccination)

Restriction Exceptions

  • Past Philippines nationals (Balikbayan) and their family members such as spouse, parents, children, etc.
    • Visa-free entry is allowed when accompanied with their family member, but proof of family relationship is required
  • Holders of a valid Philippine special visa (9G, 9E, etc.)

Required Documents and Preparations

  • Negative COVID-19 test result
    • Standard of testing : RT-PCR (Passengers must take test within 48 hours of departure) / Antigen (Passengers must take test within 24 hours of departure)
    • Mandatory Indication : Name/Birth date/Test method/Test period
    • Exception : Infant/toddler under age 3, Passengers inoculated with booster shots, Children between age 12 and 17 who have got second vaccination shot, Children under age 12 accompanied by booster shoot vaccinated guardian
    • Philippines nationals may enter the country with proof of recovery + positive PCR test result (test documents tested within 48 hours + documents issued between 10~30 days before departure).
  • Proof of Vaccination
    • Applicable Passengers : All foreigners who entered the country
      • Exceptions : Children under the age of 12 (accompanied by vaccinated guardian with the same quarantine conditions) , diplomatic visa(9E) holders
    • Fully-Vaccinated Standard
      • Must be at least 2 weeks after full vaccination
      • Must be registered for Philippine Ministry of Health DOH “VaxCertPH” Certi
      • WHO International Certi (ICV)
      • Vaccinated passengers with Philippine FDA approved vaccines are permitted to enter
        • Pfizer, AZ, Janssen, Moderna, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Sputnik V, Covovax
         
  • Must be registered for OHP (One Health Pass) [HERE]
    • Passengers can register before 24 hours of departure
  • Install TRAZE APP and ID Create ID [HERE]
    • Only CAP development APP is recognized, registration is possible after arrival at MNL

Quarantine Regulations

  • Fully vaccinated passengers/passengers with a negative RT-PCR test result : Exemption from quarantine (7 days of self-observation)
  • Unvaccinated passengers/negative RT-PCR test result holders : 5 days facility quarantine
  • passengers are required to wear a face mask at all times

Additional Notice

  • Terminal 1 ↔ Terminal 3 transfer not permitted

Uzbekistan

Entry Regulations

  • Passengers with South Korean citizenship may enter for 30 days without a visa. (Under the circumstances that a return flight is booked, a maximum 30 days of stay is permitted)
  • Passengers who are nationals or have stayed in/transferred from the country listed below within the last 14 days are not allowed for entry.
    • South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, Eswatini, Tanzania, Hong Kong

Required Documents and Preparations

  • Passengers must submit negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
    • Test result must have been issued within 48 hours prior to departure. [Uzbekistan Government designated testing facilities]
      • Example : Passengers arriving on February 23rd, 2022 at 17:10pm(Flight OZ573) will need a test result issued after February 21th, 2022 at 17:10pm(standard Korean time)
    • Must be in English or Russian, not needed for 2 years and younger

Quarantine Regulations

  • Countries with 10 days self-quarantine after entering Uzbekistan : Australia, Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Czechia, Egypt

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