Global Travel Restrictions during COVID-19 Outbreak

I. Entry Restrictions and Compulsory Quarantine for Persons Arriving in Hong Kong

Inbound control arrangements under Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap. 599E)  
All places outside China
Persons applicable:Inbound persons arriving from places outside China
Pre-departure requirement:Non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 or above on the day of arrival at Hong Kong: Fulfilled vaccination requirement (Note);Persons aged three or above on the day of arrival at Hong Kong: Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted within 24 hours or PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure (for arrivals via the airport) or before arrival at Hong Kong (for arrivals via other boundary control points), obtained negative result; andRetain the photo showing the RAT result or the PCR test report for 90 days   *May declare test result via the voluntary electronic Health Declaration Form
Advisory post-arrival RATs:The Government recommends inbound persons to undergo daily RATs from the day of arrival at Hong Kong until Day 5 after arrival at Hong Kong   *May voluntarily report their RAT results and health status via the Electronic COVID-19 Monitoring & Surveillance System (eCMSS)
Mainland, Macao or Taiwan
Persons applicable:Inbound persons who arrive at Hong Kong from the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan
Pre-departure requirement:Persons aged three or above on the day of arrival at Hong Kong: Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted within 24 hours or PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure (for arrivals via the airport) or before arrival at Hong Kong (for arrivals via other boundary control points), and obtained negative result; andRetain the photo showing the RAT result or the PCR test report for 90 days   *May declare test result via the voluntary electronic Health Declaration Form
Advisory post-arrival RATs:The Government recommends inbound persons to undergo daily RATs from the day of arrival at Hong Kong until Day 5 after arrival at Hong Kong   *May voluntarily report their RAT results and health status via the Electronic COVID-19 Monitoring & Surveillance System (eCMSS)

Note: Persons that fulfill relevant vaccination requirement include persons who are fully vaccinated; or  persons who (i) are unfit for vaccination due to health reasons with relevant proof issued by a medical practitioner; or (ii) have received one dose of recognised COVID-19 vaccine and hold a vaccination record but certified by a medical practitioner that they were unfit to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine because of health reasons after receiving the first dose of vaccine, and board a flight to Hong Kong on or after 14th day after receiving the said first dose of vaccine. The relevant medical certificate must indicate the relevant health reasons in English or Chinese.

Unvaccinated children aged 11 or below, regardless of Hong Kong residents or not, are allowed to board for Hong Kong.

  • Transfer/transit services for passengers from airports in Mainland China resumed on August 15, 2020 until further notice. Transfer/transit services to destinations in Mainland China remain unavailable at HKIA. Layover time of transfer/transit passengers at HKIA must be within 24 hours.
  • From September 26, 2022, the Return2hk Scheme and Come2hk Scheme are extended to cover all places in the Mainland and Macao with no quota restriction. Inbound persons from the Mainland or Macao who have no travel history of overseas places or Taiwan in the 7 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong, are not required to have advanced application and nucleic acid test before arrival, as well as undergo home quarantine after arriving at Hong Kong. However, they will still need to undergo nucleic acid test on Day 2 and be subject to self-monitoring in the 3 days after arrival at Hong Kong.

More details: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/return2hk-scheme.html

  • From October 11, 2021, Guangdong resumes on a trial basis “Endorsement for business visit” application for mainland residents who wish to make business trips to Hong Kong, except for those who have been in medium and high-risk areas within the 14 days prior to application.

More information and updates on latest developments about COVID-19 in Hong Kong can be found on www.coronavirus.gov.hk

II. Restrictions on Entering Mainland China

  • China to ease restrictions on international flights from Jan 8, 2023.

For details: https://english.news.cn/20221228/b105fbcfa0e74a799e1dd910d13db37a/c.html

  • China to resume passport, visa issuance from Jan 8, 2023

For details: https://english.news.cn/20221227/55de18a5582c4a5eb997ac8fc4d59dde/c.html

  • Since September 28, 2020, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need for applying for new visas. If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals expired after March 28, 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holders’ visit to China remains unchanged. The above-mentioned personnel shall strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control.
  • From November 11, 2022, inbound travellers are required to undergo 5 days of centralised quarantine and 3 days of medical surveillance at home. They are required to take COVID-19 nucleic acid tests on days 1, 2, 3 and 5 during centralised quarantine as well as day 1 and 3 during medical surveillance at home. Inbound travellers are required to show a valid proof of negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test within 48 hours of boarding flights to China. “Circuit breaker” mechanism on inbound flights is cancelled.
  • On March 26, 2020, the Civil Aviation Administration of China announced that every Chinese airline is allowed to maintain only one route to any specific country, with only one flight per week. Selected foreign airlines are allowed to maintain one route to China with no more than one weekly flight. Since June 8, 2020, all foreign airlines are allowed to choose from a list of approved cities to operate one international passenger flight a week.
  • From Dec 14, 2022, for persons travelling to the Mainland or Macao from Hong Kong, they are required to obtain a negative nucleic acid test result within 48 hours prior to boarding (for travellers departing via the airport) or departure (for travellers departing via land boundary control points) as required by the destination.
  • From July 15, 2022, persons travelling to the Mainland via the Shenzhen Bay Control Point are required to obtain a reservation at a Shenzhen quarantine hotel.
  • From August 31, 2022, the ninth version of the health declaration form is put into use and persons travelling to the Mainland can report their health status online by filling out a form on the related WeChat account or webpage. They are not required to report information regarding nucleic acid test results, infection status or vaccination dates.
  • From December 12, cross-boundary goods vehicle (CBGV) transport adjusted to a “point-to-point” transport arrangement, with CBGV drivers being allowed to pick up or deliver goods directly from or to the operation points. No quota is imposed for such arrangement. CBGV drivers are required to make prior appointment and declaration through the “KuaJingAn”(跨境安)system and undergo rapid nucleic acid tests at the Hong Kong side of the boundary control points. Only drivers with a negative test result, together with a valid proof of a negative nucleic acid test result within 48 hours as shown in the “Yuekang code”(粵康碼), can enter the Mainland.

III. Travel Restrictions on Mainland China and Hong Kong by Other Places

Country/ RegionConfirmed CasesTravel Ban/Restriction/AdvisoryFlight/Cruise Suspension
Afghanistan207214  
Albania332553[May 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Algeria271179[Mar 20, 2022] Allows restriction-free entry of fully-vaccinated travellers if their last vaccine is not older than 9 months. Unvaccinated travellers and those whose vaccinations are older than 9 months are required to present a negative result of PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. 
Andorra47686  
Angola104973  
Anguilla3904[Oct 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Antigua and Barbuda9106[Aug 29, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Argentina9829236[Apr 7, 2022] Non-resident travellers are not required to show vaccination proof or undertake pre-departure COVID-19 test. 
Armenia445881[May 1, 2022] Travellers are not required to present COVID-19 PCR test result or certificate of complete vaccination for entry. 
Aruba43752[Mar 19, 2022] Travellers are no longer required to present a COVID-19 negative test result or proof of vaccination. 
Australia10938096[July 6, 2022] Travellers are not required to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling to and from Australia.[Oct 30, 2022] Qantas plans to resume Sydney-Hong Kong flights from that date at the earliest. [Apr 18, 2022] Cruise vessels are allowed to enter.
Austria5668157[May 16, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Azerbaijan825737[Aug 23, 2022] Allows entry of citizens and residents of Mainland China and Hong Kong. Travellers aged over 18 are required to submit official proof for completion of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. PCR test result is not required for entry. 
Bahamas37491[Sept 20, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Bahrain696614[Feb 20, 2022] All arriving passengers are not required to take a PCR test upon arrival or undergo quarantine. 
Bangladesh2037011  
Barbados104416[Sept 22, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Belarus994037[May 28, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Belgium4668248[May 23, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Belize69675[Jul 12, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Benin27982[Mar 16, 2022] Travellers are required to present negative result of PCR test taken within 5 days or antigenic RDT taken within 72 hours prior to travel.       
Bermuda18557[Mar 7, 2022] Travellers are required to apply for a travel authorisation. Air travellers aged 12 and over must be fully vaccinated, and have a negative result of  COVID-19 NAAT test (PCR, LAMP or TMA) no more than 4 days or a supervised antigen test no more than 2 days before arrival; they are not required to be tested upon arrival. 
Bhutan62524[Jul 4, 2022] Travellers are required to present proof of vaccination or COVID-19 infection within six months prior to travel and to be tested upon arrival, as well as undergo mandatory stay home/ hotel quarantine for 24 hours or until negative result of RT-PCR test is obtained. [Sept 23, 2022] Reopens borders to tourists. Vaccinated travellers are not required to undergo quarantine. 
Bolivia1140832  
Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba11716[May 1, 2022] Travellers to Saba are not required to undergo pre- or post-arrival tests. [May 11, 2022] St Eustatius lifts all COVID-19 related entry restrictions. [Jun 1, 2022] Bonaire lifts all COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Bosnia and Herzegovina400868[May 26, 2022] Travellers are not required to present negative COVID-19 test result, certificate of vaccination or recovery for entry. 
Botswana327471[Mar 19, 2022] Fully vaccinated travellers are not required to present a negative PCR test result. Unvaccinated or not fully travellers are required to present a negative result of PCR test valid for 72 hours prior to arrival and to undergo COVID-19 testing on arrival. 
Brazil36264721[Apr 7, 2022] Travellers are allowed to enter by presenting a vaccination record. The last or single dose of the vaccine must be taken 14 days before boarding date. 
British Virgin Islands7305[Jul 15, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Brunei Darussalam266819[Jun 15, 2022] Travellers are not required to undergo pre-departure RT-PCR test or antigen rapid test (ART) regardless of vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to undergo ART testing or self-isolation upon arrival. Travellers who have not completed the COVID-19 vaccination are required to undergo ART testing upon arrival, a 3-day self-isolation which can be ended if a negative result of RT-PCR test is obtained on day 3. 
Bulgaria1290967[May 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Burkina Faso22006  
Burundi51722  
Cabo Verde63173[Jul 1, 2022] ] Travellers aged over 17 are required to present a vaccination certificate with the booster dose or a negative result of PCR test taken within 72 hours or antigen test within 48 hours before travel or a recovery certificate. They are also required to fill out a health monitoring form. 
Cambodia138467[Jan 2022] Reopens Siem Reap province to international visitors. [Mar 17, 2022] Removes the requirement of presenting negative result of PCR test within 72 hours before arrival and doing rapid test upon arrival for fully vaccinated travellers. Unvaccinated travellers are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated location. Reopens Visa on Arrival for all travellers. 
Cameroon123993[May 21, 2022] Travellers are required to present negative result of PCR test taken within 3 days prior to departure. 
Canada4457366[Oct 1, 2022] All COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and testing and quarantine/isolation requirements will end for all travellers entering Canada whether by land, air or sea. 
Cayman Islands31472[Aug 24, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions.[Apr 18, 2022] Lifts cruise ship passengers capacity restrictions.
Central African Republic15310  
Chad7649  
Chile4997056[Sept 1, 2022] Travellers aged over 18 are required to present vaccination certificate or negative result of PCR test taken with 48 hours prior to departure for entering the country. They will not be given access to Mobility Pass, a document required for tourism services, without vaccination certificate. 
Colombia6330409[Apr 29, 2022] International travellers must present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative result of PCR test taken within 72 hours/antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure for entry. 
Comoros8979  
Congo24775  
Costa Rica1161687[Apr 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Côte d’Ivoire87912[Sep 13, 2022] Unvaccinated travellers are required to present a declaration of travel by air accompanied by the negative result of PCR test taken within 2 days prior to arrival. Fully vaccinated travellers are required to present proof of complete vaccination but are not subject to the obligation to present a negative PCR test result nor a declaration of travel by air. 
Croatia1260837[May 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Cuba1111757[Apr 6, 2022] Travellers are not required to present COVID-19 test result or vaccination certificate. Free random sampling at the points of entry is maintained. 
Curaçao45707[Jun 5, 2022]  No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Cyprus628509[Aug 31, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Czech Republic4576689[Apr 9, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Democratic Republic of the Congo94969  
Denmark3379211[Mar 29, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Djibouti15690  
Dominica15760[Apr 4, 2022] No testing requirement for vaccinated travellers. Unvaccinated travellers are required to present a negative result of PCR test taken within 72 hours or rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. 
Dominican Republic655540[Apr 23, 2022] Travellers do not need to present proof of vaccination or COVID-19 test result for entry. Random testing may be performed if required, but travellers with vaccination proof are exempted. 
Ecuador1031449[Oct 20, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Egypt515493[Jun 17, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
El Salvador201785[Nov 17, 2021] Removes all sanitary requirements of entry, no vaccination card or PCR test result is required. 
Equatorial Guinea17089  
Eritrea10189  
Estonia611291[Jun 18, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Eswatini73992[Mar 2022] Travellers are required to produce a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate (hard or electronic) and must be fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated travellers are required to present negative result of COVID-19 PCR (hard or electronic) not older than 72 hours upon arrival at the Points of Entry. 
Ethiopia495348[Apr 1, 2022] International travellers aged above twelve are required to present a certificate of negative RT PCR test result taken up to 72 hours or 3 days before departure or antigen-RDT negative test up to 24 hours before arrival. Fully vaccinated travellers with proof and travellers who can present proof of recovery from COVID-19 within 90 days are exempted to present the RT PCR or antigen RDT test result. 
European UnionN/A[Mar 1, 2022] Member states to lift the temporary restriction on non-essential travel for persons vaccinated with an EU- or WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days and no more than 270 days before arrival, those vaccinated with a booster dose and those who have recovered from COVID-19 within 180 days before travelling. For persons vaccinated with a WHO-approved vaccine (instead of EU-approved), member states can also require a negative result of PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure and can apply additional measures such as quarantine or isolation. 
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)1923[May 4, 2022] Not fully vaccinated travellers are required to present negative result of PCR test taken no more than 72 hours or antigen test conducted no more than 48 hours before departure. Fully vaccinated travellers with valid vaccination certificate are exempted from presenting PCR test result. No mandatory quarantine is required. 
Faroe Islands34658[Feb 28, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Fiji68702[Sept 5, 2022]  Travellers aged 16 and above are required to present proof of full vaccination. On-arrival COVID-19 test is no longer required. 
Finland1438205[Jul 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
France39203186[Aug 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions.[Aug 26, 2022] Air France will resume flights between Hong Kong and Paris from December 5.
French Guiana97526  
French Polynesia77910[Aug 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Gabon48973[Mar 17, 2022] Lifts PCR test and confinement requirements for all travellers. 
Gambia12586  
Georgia1808820[Jun 14, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Germany37177845[Jun 11, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Ghana171038[Apr 16, 2022] Travellers are required to provide evidence of full vaccination. 
Gibraltar20252  
Greece5548487[May 1, 2022] Travellers are not required to show proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test result of COVID-19 test. 
Greenland11971[May 18, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Grenada19644[Apr 4, 2022] All COVID-19 entry requirements are lifted. 
Guadeloupe198608[Aug 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Guam49851[Jun 12, 2022] Travellers are required to show proof of full vaccination before boarding. They are not required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19. 
Guatemala1190610[Aug 13, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Guernsey33910[Feb 17, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Guinea38191  
Guinea-Bissau8848  
Guyana71963[Jun 18, 2022] International travellers who are vaccinated are allowed entry. No COVID-19 testing requirement is required. 
Haiti33893[Apr 18, 2022] Fully vaccinated travellers are not required to present pre-arrival test result. Unvaccinated travellers are required to present negative COVID-19 result of antigen or PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to travel. 
Holy See26  
Honduras463685  
Hungary2181419[Mar 7, 2022] COVID-19-related entry restrictions, including vaccination and immunity certificates and testing before departure, have been lifted for all travellers. 
Iceland207974[Feb 25, 2022] All COVID-related restrictions for travellers at the border have been lifted, regardless of the travellers’ vaccination status. 
India44678158[Nov 22, 2022] Air Suvidha form is not required for inbound travellers. [Jan 1, 2023] International arrivals from certain high risk places (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Japan) are required to fill in the online Air Suvidha form and upload negative result of COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to travel. A sub-section (2% of the total passengers in all incoming international flights) are required to undergo random post arrival testing at the airport on arrival, if tested positive, travellers will be treated or isolated as per laid down standard protocol.[Mar 27, 2022] Resumes all scheduled commercial flights.
Indonesia6718775[May 18, 2022] Fully vaccinated international travellers are required to show proof of receiving complete dose of COVID-19 vaccine. No pre-arrival RT-PCR test is required. Travellers are required to undergo a COVID-19 symptom check upon arrival and those who show a symptom must take an RT-PCR test. Travellers who are not vaccinated or have received the 1st dose at least 14 days before departure are required to undergo a 5-day quarantine and take a RT-PCR test on day 4. No quarantine is required for those who have received the 2nd or 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before departure. 
Iran7560629[Aug 2, 2022] Travellers aged over 12 are required to be fully vaccinated or have a certificate of a negative result of COVID-19 RT‑PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before departure. Quarantine is not mandatory. [Oct 9, 2022] China Southern Airlines resumes Urumqi-Tehran flights.
Iraq2464997[Apr 1, 2022] Travellers aged above 12, who can present proof of full vaccination, are not required to present PCR test result. Otherwise, a negative result of PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to travel is required. 
Ireland1687668[Mar 6, 2022] International travellers are not required to show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative result of PCR test upon arrival. There is no requirement to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. 
Isle of Man38008[Apr 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Israel4754934[Oct 9, 2022] Lifts the requirement of filling out Israel Entry form. Travellers are not required to present a recovery or vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test. Foreigners are required to have a health insurance with coverage for the treatment of COVID-19.[Feb 4, 2023] El Al Israel Airlines resumes flights to Hong Kong.  
Italy24884034[Dec 28, 2022] All travellers coming from China and in transit through Italy are required to undergo RATs and virus sequencing. 
Jamaica152758[Apr 16, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Japan28956286[Oct 11, 2022] Allows visa-free, independent tourism and lifts arrival cap. Travellers are required to show either a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate of three doses of vaccines prescribed on the Emergency Use List of World Health Organization (WHO), or a certificate of negative test result of COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure from the original country/region. [Dec 30, 2022] Upon arrival in Japan, all travellers and returnees who have stayed in Mainland China (except Hong Kong and Macao) within 7 days prior to the entry or by direct flight, are required to take on-arrival test at the quarantine station. Relevant airlines are requested to limit the place of the landing of direct flights between China and Japan to Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport, Kansai International Airport, and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In addition to the four aforementioned designated airports, passenger flights from Hong Kong are also be permitted to land at New Chitose Airport, Fukuoka Airport and Naha Airport, provided that the flights concerned do not carry passengers who have been to Mainland China within 7 days prior to the flight. 
Jersey65130[Feb 7, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Jordan1746997[Mar 1, 2022] Travellers are not required to take a pre-arrival or on-arrival PCR test. 
Kazakhstan1491711[Jun 8, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Kenya342336[Sept 9, 2022] Travellers aged above 12 are required to show proof of COVDI-19 vaccination or a negative result of PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. Travellers without the above proof or test result, or those with flu-like symptoms are subject to a rapid antigen test at the point of entry. Those tested positive are subject to another PCR test at their own cost and undergo self-isolation as per Ministry of Health’s guidance. 
Korea28996347[Oct 1, 2022] Travellers are required to register for Q-code online prior to travel. No quarantine, pre-departure or on-arrival PCR test is required regardless of travellers’ vaccination status. [Jan 2, 2023] Travellers from China are required to undergo PCR test within the first day of their arrival. [Jan 5, 2023] Travellers from China are also required to submit a negative result of PCR test taken no more than 48 hours or rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure. 
Kosovo272200  
Kuwait662747[May 1, 2022]  No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Kyrgyzstan206557  
Laos217776[May 9, 2022] Fully vaccinated foreigners with a vaccination certificate may enter without any screening or testing for COVID-19. Non-vaccinated foreign citizens are required to present a negative result of rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to departure. 
Latvia972561[Apr 1, 2022] Travellers are not required to present a vaccination or recovery certificate or proof of negative COVID-19 test result. 
Lebanon1221791[Sep 27, 2022]  No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Lesotho34490  
Liberia8043  
Libya507121  
Liechtenstein21228  
Lithuania1285267[May 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Luxembourg311746[Oct 1, 2022] Allows entry of third-country nationals residing outside the EU or the Schengen for all types of travel, including non-essential travel (e.g. for tourist or other reasons), regardless of their vaccination status. 
Macao2232 [Dec 23, 2022] Travellers from Hong Kong, Taiwan or foreign countries are required to present a valid proof of negative result of COVID-19 nucleic acid test within 72 hours upon arrival, conduct daily rapid antigen test and upload the test results to Macao Health Code system for 5 consecutive days after the day of arrival. No entry to Mainland China until the midnight of 9th day after the day of arrival. Those enter from Mainland China are required to produce a valid proof of negative result of COVID-19 nucleic acid test within 72 hours upon arrival. 
Madagascar67684[Aug 11, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions.[Apr 11, 2022] Resumes international flights at five main airports, i.e. Antananarivo, Nosy Be, Majunga, Tamatave and Diego.
Malawi88123[Jun 1, 2022] Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to produce negative result of PCR tests. Not fully vaccinated travellers or those cannot present a valid electronically verifiable COVID-19 full vaccination certificate are required to present negative result of PCR test  taken not older than 72 hours at the time of arrival. 
Malaysia5021242[Aug 1, 2022] Hong Kong and Macao passport holders can visit Malaysia visa-free for up to 30 days. Regardless of vaccination status, they are no longer required to present the Traveller’s Card in the MySejahetra App, undergo pre-departure and on-arrival COVID-19 tests as well as quarantine. [Dec 27, 2022] Additional tracking and surveillance measures have been put in place on passengers from China. 
Maldives185666[Mar 13, 2022] Pre-arrival PCR test and travel-related quarantine are not required for incoming travellers. 
Mali 32767  
Malta116212[Jul 25, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Marshall Islands15547  
Martinique224826  
Mauritania63423  
Mauritius289980[Jul 1, 2022] No testing or quarantine requirement for travellers, regardless of their vaccination status. 
Mayotte41969[May 16, 2022] Vaccinated travellers are required to present vaccination certificate. Unvaccinated travellers are required to present negative result of PCR test taken less than 72 hours or antigen test taken less than 48 hours. 
Mexico7196485[Mar 2022] Travellers are not required to take a test before departure or undertake quarantine. 
Monaco15897[Aug 12, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Mongolia1007266[Mar 14, 2022] Lifts COVID-19 PCR or antigen/rapid test requirements both before departure and upon arrival. Travellers are not required to be fully vaccinated or to undergo quarantine/self-isolation. 
Montenegro284464[Apr 8, 2022] Travellers can enter without a COVID-19 certificate. 
Montserrat1403[Oct 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Morocco1271017[Sept 30, 2022] PCR test and vaccination pass are not required for entry but passengers must complete health forms.[Feb 7, 2022] Resumes international flights.
Mozambique230918  
Myanmar633590[Aug 1, 2022] Travellers are required to present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate as proof of full vaccination at least 14 days before arrival, a negative result of RDT test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival and a COVID-19 medical insurance purchased from Myanma Insurance. They have to submit a Health Declaration Form and take another RDT test upon arrival. 
Namibia170164[Aug 26, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Nepal1000991[Mar 16, 2022] Travellers are required to submit a certificate of full vaccination. Those who are unable to submit such certificate are required to present negative result of COVID-19 test (RTPCR, True NAAT, Gene Xpert) taken within 72 hours prior to travel. No quarantine is required. 
Netherlands8559116[Sept 17, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
New Caledonia79162[Aug 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
New Zealand2027981[11:59pm on Jul 31, 2022] Opens border to all tourists and visa holders. Travellers with visa categories including visitor and student visas can apply for entry from anywhere in the world. [11:59pm on Sept 12, 2022] Air and sea travellers and crew do not need to show proof of vaccination for entry, and the requirement to test on day 0/1 and 5/6 is not mandatory. All travellers must complete the traveller declaration before travelling to New Zealand.[Feb 1, 2022] Air New Zealand requires all passengers aged 18 and older travelling anywhere on its international network to be fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated passengers are required to present proof that vaccination was not a viable option for them for medical reasons. [11:59pm on Jul 31, 2022] Cruise ships are allowed entry.
Nicaragua15365  
Niger9473[Mar 13, 2022] Fully vaccinated travellers who can present vaccination proof and a negative result of PCR test taken less than 5 days for UEMOA countries or 72 hours for other countries on the date of sampling, are exempted from undergoing a 7-day self-isolation. Unvaccinated travellers from other countries are also required to undergo an antigen test on Day 7 of the isolation period. 
Nigeria266381[Apr 4, 2022] All travellers are required to present the permit to travel certificate / QR code. Fully vaccinated travellers should present full vaccination certificate at their point of trideparture. They are not required to carry out pre-arrival and post-arrival COVID-19 PCR tests. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers are required to present a negative result of PCR test administered within 48 hours of departure, undergo mandatory 7-day quarantine in selected in-country destination and take PCR tests on Days 2 and 7 of arrival. They can exit self-isolation if tested negative. 
North Korea0  
North Macedonia345402[Apr 19, 2022]  No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Northern Mariana Islands13236  
Norway1473504[Feb 12, 2022] All COVID-19 entry requirements have been lifted for all travellers. 
Oman399154[May 22, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Pakistan1575747[Apr 1, 2022] Fully vaccinated travellers are allowed entry without pre-travel test requirement. Unvaccinated travellers who fulfill the exemption criteria are allowed entry by presenting a negative result of PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. 
Palestine703228  
Palau5955[Jul 9, 2022] Travellers who are 18 years old and above must submit proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination with final dose administered at least 14 days prior to departure. 
Panama1020961[Sep 16, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Papua New Guinea46663[Feb 15, 2022] Only fully vaccinated travellers are allowed entry. [Aug 5, 2022] Travellers are not required to present pre-departure PCR test results or undergo on-arrival COVID-19 tests. 
Paraguay720204  
Peru4430160[Feb 28, 2022] Travellers are required to present COVID-19 vaccination card with the complete vaccination doses before boarding. Otherwise, they must present a negative result of PCR test issued up to 48 hours before boarding. 
Philippines4063316[Feb 10, 2022] Travellers from places that are allowed entry without a visa (Hong Kong and Macao included) are required to be fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination and a negative result of PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure. [May 30, 2022] Fully vaccinated travellers are not required to present negative RT-PCR test upon arrival. Unvaccinated or partially unvaccinated travellers are required to present a negative result of RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or a laboratory-based rapid antigen test administered and certified by a healthcare professional taken within 24 hours prior to departure, they are also required to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test taken on day 5 and undergo home quarantine until day 14 of arrival. 
Poland6364708[Mar 28, 2022] Vaccination proof and negative COVID-19 test result, Passenger Locator Form and quarantine are not required for entry. 
Portugal5554058[Jul 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Puerto Rico1042874[Jun 12, 2022] International travellers are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result prior to travelling regardless of vaccination status or citizenship. However, those who are neither US citizens nor permanent residents must present vaccination proof. 
Qatar487321[Nov 1, 2022] Visitors are not required to undergo pre-arrival COVID-19 test or mandatory quarantine. They are not required to pre-register on the Ehteraz health application prior to arrival. 
Republic of Moldova596100[Sep 30, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Réunion486659[Aug 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Romania3305048[May 12, 2022] Travellers are not required to present proof of vaccination, PCR test result or to complete a Passenger Locator Form. 
Russia21750711  
Rwanda132920[Aug 26, 2022] Pre-departure COVID-19 test and testing upon arrival at Kigali International Airport are not required. 
Samoa15982[Sept 22, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Saint Barthélemy5382[Aug 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Saint Kitts and Nevis6560[Aug 15, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Saint Lucia29741[Apr 2, 2022] Fully vaccinated travellers with vaccination proof are allowed entry, without the need to undergo quarantine or take pre-travel test. Unvaccinated travellers are required to present a negative result of PCR test taken within 5 days prior to arrival. 
Saint Martin12104[Aug 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Saint Pierre and Miquelon3316  
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines9521[Sep 18, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
San Marino22813  
São Tomé and Príncipe6279  
Saudi Arabia826667[Mar 22, 2022] Travellers are not required to show vaccination proof, take a PCR test before departure or undergo quarantine. 
Senegal88896  
Serbia2438130[May 3, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Seychelles50355[Mar 31, 2022] Travellers are required to apply for entry through the Health Travel Authorisation platform. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers are required to present a negative result of PCR test taken within 72 hours or rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure. Fully vaccinated travellers or those recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempted from pre-arrival test. 
Sierra Leone7760  
Singapore2200353[Apr 26, 2022] From 0001 hours, all fully vaccinated travellers and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below arriving via air or sea checkpoints will no longer be required to take a pre-departure test. [Aug 28, 2022] From 2359 hours, not fully vaccinated travellers are not required to serve the 7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) quarantine upon arrival. But they must continue to have negative result of PCR test or ART test professionally administered by a licensed Singapore provider taken within two days before departure. Entry approval application requirements for non-fully vaccinated long-term pass holders and short-term visitors aged 13 and above are also lifted. 
Sint Maarten10988[Nov 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Slovakia1858531[Apr 6, 2022] Residents of Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau are allowed to enter via its external border. No registration with eHranica or quarantine is required. 
Slovenia1297794[Feb 19, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Solomon Islands24575[Oct 11, 2022] Foreigners aged 12 or above are required to be fully vaccinated and present vaccination proof on arrival. Non-vaccinated children under 12 years are required to present negative result of PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. 
Somalia27300  
South Africa4046603[Jun 23, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
South Sudan18368  
Spain13651239[Sept 20, 2022] Foreigners aged over 12 are required to present one of the following documents for entry: (1) proof of vaccination, or (2) negative result of  Nucleic Acid Amplification test (PCR, TMA, LAMP, NEAR, etc.)  taken within 72 hours or rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure for Spain, or (3) proof of recovery from COVID-19. 
Sri Lanka671838[Apr 20, 2022] Fully vaccinated travellers are required to present vaccination certificate but are exempted from pre-departure COVID-19 testing. Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travellers are required to present a negative result of PCR test conducted within 72 hours or rapid antigen test within 48 hours prior to travel. No on-arrival test is required regardless of travellers’ vaccination status. 
Sudan63686[Aug 2, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Suriname81581[Apr 13, 2022] Only flights from certain countries (China not included) are permitted. Fully vaccinated travellers by air are required to show complete vaccination proof or a COVID-19 recovery certificate not older than 6 months. Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travellers are required to present negative result of either a PCR test taken within 48 hours or an antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure. 
Sweden2665176[Apr 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Switzerland4365587[May 2, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Syrian Arab Republic57423  
Taiwan8794212[Aug 15, 2022] Travellers are not required to provide a result of PCR test taken within two days of flight schedule time. [Oct 13, 2022] Raises weekly arrival quota to 150,000 and lifts ban on tour groups. Launches the “0+7” scheme, travellers are not required to undergo mandatory quarantine, but are required to undergo a 7-day self-initiated epidemic prevention, four rapid test kits will be given to arrivals aged 2 and older at international airports/ports upon arrival. Arrivals are advised to take a rapid test within two days before going out during the self-initiated epidemic prevention period. Hong Kong residents cannot enter as tourists, and must apply to enter for family visits, funeral affairs, or business activities. Mainland Chinese students are allowed to enter for short-term study and research programmes. [Nov 7, 2022] Allows entry of Hong Kong and Macao visitors in tour groups registered via recognised travel agencies. Each group can consist of five to 40 people and the visitors can stay for up to 15 days. [Dec 10, 2022] Removes weekly cap of arriving passengers. [Jan 1, 2023] Passengers from four airports in Mainland China on direct cross-strait flights will be required to undergo a PCR test at the airport (or port) of entry, starting from January 1-31, 2023.[Jun 15, 2022] Resumes transit services.
Tajikistan17786  
Thailand4718908[Oct 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Timor-Leste23386[Mar, 2022] Fully vaccinated travellers with proof are not required to have pre-arrival PCR test result. Travellers without proof of complete vaccination or those present symptoms of COVID-19 and tested positive by isolation unit upon arrival, are subject to mandatory isolation in a health facility, residence or isolation centre established by the government. 
Togo39339  
Trinidad and Tobago185882[Jun 1, 2022] Travellers are not required to present vaccination proof or acquire a T Travel Pass for entry. [Jul 1, 2022] Travellers are not required to present negative PCR or antigen test result for entry. 
Tunisia1147477[May 27, 2022] Travellers are required to have one of the following documents: a) COVID-19 vaccine certificate showing full vaccination with an approved vaccine or b) a negative result of PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure or c) a negative result of antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure. Unvaccinated travellers are not required to undergo hotel quarantine on arrival, providing they have a negative test result. 
Türkiye17004677[Jun 1, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Turks and Caicos Islands6479[May 1, 2022]  All travellers aged 18 and above must be fully vaccinated with approved vaccines.  Travellers aged under 18 and those not able to take a vaccine due to medical reasons with written proof will be exempted. 
Uganda169715[Apr 6, 2022] All travellers are required to present negative result of COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. 
Ukraine5354738  
United Arab Emirates1046359[Nov 7, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
United Kingdom24135084[4am Mar 18, 2022] Travellers regardless of their vaccination status, are not required to take any COVID-19 tests before travel or upon arrival. They are also not required to fill in a UK passenger locator form before departure or undergo quarantine.[Dec 6, 2022] British Airways resumes direct flights between London and Hong Kong.
United Republic of Tanzania42111[Mar 17, 2022] Fully vaccinated travellers are required to present a valid vaccination certificate but are exempted from COVID-19 test requirements. Travellers who are unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated or not eligible for vaccination, are required to present a negative result of RT-PCR test or NAAT obtained within 72 hours before departure. They are required to take RT-PCR test if no negative result certificate is presented. 
United States100622056[Jun 12, 2022] Travellers are required to show proof of full vaccination before boarding. They are not required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19. [Jan 5, 2023] All passengers aged 2 or above, coming from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao are required to present negative COVID-19 test results (taken within two days of departure) or proofs of recovery from the virus (within the last 90 days) to the airline.[Apr 2022] United Airline resumes selling tickets for San Francisco-HK non-stop flights from the start of July.
Uruguay1002988[Apr 1, 2022] All foreign visitors are required to complete the electronic form within 48 hours prior to boarding. Fully vaccinated travellers or those who recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days prior to arrival with proof, are not required to present a negative test result for COVID-19, but vaccinated travellers have to provide vaccination proof. Unvaccinated foreigners are required to present a negative result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus detection test (by PCR-RT or antigen test), carried out no more than 72 hours before travel. 
Uzbekistan249217[Jun 10, 2022]  No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
 Vanuatu12013[Sept 12, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions. 
Venezuela549548  
Vietnam11525013[May 15, 2022] No COVID-19 related entry restrictions.[Dec 11, 2022] Vietnam Airlines resumes regular Hong Kong-Hanoi flights.
Wallis and Futuna3415  
Yemen11945  
Zambia333746[Mar 28, 2022] Fully vaccinated travellers are not required to present any form of COVID-19 test result but have to provide vaccination proof. Not fully vaccinated travellers are required to present negative result of PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure. Re-testing at own cost will be applied for travellers who do not meet the above stipulation. 
Zimbabwe259981[Apr 1, 2022] Travellers are not required to present a negative PCR test result on arrival if they can present certificate of fully vaccination with any of the WHO-approved vaccines. Not fully vaccinated travellers are required to present negative result of PCR test within 48 hours of boarding, they are also required to present a negative result of PCR test taken within 72 hours on departure. 

IV. Travel Restrictions Imposed by Cruise Lines

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) global cruise lines: AIDA Cruises, American Cruise Lines, Azamara, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Celestyal Cruises, Costa Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Mystic Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Pearl Seas Cruises, PONANT Yacht Cruises and Expeditions, P&O Cruises UK, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, TUI Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Windstar Cruises For member updates: https://cruising.org/en/cruise-lines[Jul 18, 2022] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people to make sure they are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccine and to check the cruise line’s testing or vaccination protocols before travel. People who decide to go on a cruise should get a COVID-19 viral test as close to time of cruise departure and 3-5 days after their trip, regardless of vaccination status. CDC’s COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships is no longer in effect. For details: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/cruise-travel-during-covid19.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Ftravelers%2Freturning-cruise-voyages.html

V. WHO’s travel advice on COVID-19 can be found on:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/travel-advice

*The above is for internal reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet search, and is not exhaustive.*

Overseas Public Relations Sub-division

Information Services Department

December 2022

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