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The last flights update, quarantine status and travel ban.

Country Specific travel advisory - Last Update: 24 September, 2020

Several countries and airports have applied strict travel measures, with a view to safeguarding public health. Our country specific travel advisory focuses on seafarers’ movement regulations in key countries. Click on the countries of your choice to find brief and up-to-date information on the flight status, quarantine measures and travel ban per country, as well as warnings and exemptions. Those details are based on official announcements and are drawn from several named sources, providing you with valid travel advice.

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Important notes

Airline COVID - 19 requirements

  • KLM: As of 21 September 2020: KLM requires customers to wear a face mask from the first boarding call until going through the arrival gate at their destination. Passengers who cannot wear a face mask because of medical reasons need to carry: 1. A signed and stamped medical certificate from their physician. 2. A negative corona PCR test result. The test has to be taken within 72 hours before departure.
  • Etihad Airways: Effective 16 August 2020: Passengers travelling with Etihad Airways must have a negative Coronavirus (COVID - 19) test result at most 96 hours before departure.
  • Qatar Airways: Effective 13 August 2020: Passengers travelling from specific airports in Bangladesh, Brazil, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Nigeria and Russia must have a negative Coranavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. Exemption: Seamen must have a negative Coranavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. It is not necessary that test result shall be from Qatar Airways approved laboratories. For more information click here.

Notes that apply to all countries:

  • Merchant Seamen must travel on duty, have a Letter of Employment and/or a Letter of Guarantee issued by the shipping company and must hold all the relevant visa and documents
  • The content is being updated 2 times/week, but changes may happen suddenly without prior notice, so please confirm with your port agents and your local ATPI consultant.
  • Please note more and more airlines and destinations require a COVID – 19 test or PCR test before the passenger boards the plane. In most cases the test can not be older than 3-4 days. As the requirements are rapidly changing, we recommend passengers to hold a negative PCR test before departure.

Kindly note that ATPI is not responsible for the content of external websites cited. 

Please consult your local agent and ATPI consultant on latest restrictions, compulsory Covid19 test and required documents.

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ASIA AND AUSTRALIAN REGION

Australia

Flights Status:
  • Flights to Melbourne (MEL) are suspended.
Quarantine:  
  • Passengers are required to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry. Maritime crew will be required to comply with self-isolation requirements.
  • Passengers transiting through Australia for 8 to 72 hours, are subject to quarantine until their departing flight.
Travel ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter Australia. 
  • Flights to Melbourne (MEL) are suspended.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers who are allowed to enter Australia must request an exemption before departure, here.

 

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China / Hong Kong

Flights Status China
  • Limited
Quarantine China:
  • Passengers arriving at Beijing (PEK), Guangzhou (CAN), Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Shenzhen (SZX) or Xiamen (XMN) are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
  • Quarantine for seamen under case by case approval.
Travel Ban China:
  • Entry to most foreign nationals is restricted
  • However, those who hold the following visas will not be affected:
    • Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas.
    • New visa successfully applied for from Chinese embassies or consulates overseas after the announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents China:
  • Passengers arriving from Bangladesh, Chad, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Russian Fed. or Saudi Arabia must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 5 days before departure.
  • Passengers who are arriving from or have transited through Nepal or United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 5 days before departure. They must also have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark or a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate.
  • Passengers who are travelling to Guangzhou (CAN) must have a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. 6. Passengers who are arriving from or have transited through Andorra, Egypt, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malta, North Macedonia (Rep.), Portugal, Spain or Viet Nam must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days before departure. They must also have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark, or a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate before departure.
  • Effective 15 August 2020 passengers who are arriving from or have transited through Sao Tome or Principe must have a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 5 days before departure.
  • Effective 17 August 2020 Passengers who are arriving from or have transited through Cameroon or Uganda must have a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 5 days before departure.
  • Effective 18 August 2020: Passengers who are arriving or have transited though Zimbabwe must have a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 5 days before departure.
  • Effective 20 August 2020: Passengers who are arriving or have transited through Cambodia, Malaysia, Mauritania or Philippines must have a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 5 days before departure. 
  • Effective 25 August 2020, passengers who are arriving from or have transited through Nepal or United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 5 days before departure. They must also have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark or a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate.
  • Effective 26 August 2020, passengers who are arriving from or have transited through Benin, Bulgaria or Indonesia must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 5 days before departure. They must also have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark or a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate.
  • Effective 28 August 2020, passengers who are arriving from or have transited through Belarus, Ireland (Rep.), Italy or Singapore must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 5 days before departure. They must also have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark or a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate.
  • Effective 29 August 2020, passengers who are arriving from or have transited through Qatar must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 5 days before departure. They must also have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark or a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate.
  • Effective 2 September 2020, passengers who are arriving from or have transited through Turkey must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days before departure. They must also have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark, or a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate.
  • Effective 3 September 2020, passengers who are arriving from or have transited through Austria, Gabon, Mexico or New Zealand must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days before departure. They must also have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark, or a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate.
  • Effective 4 September 2020, passengers who are arriving from or have transited through Angola, France or Tanzania must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days before departure. They must also have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark, or a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate.
  • A completed "Health Declaration Form" must be presented upon arrival.
  • Nationals of China (People's Rep.) must declare their health status for 14 days in the Wechat mimi program "FANG YI JIAN KANG MA GUO JI BAN". A green QR code generated from the program must be presented before departure.

Note: The Implementation of the new COVID-19 certificate requirement depends on the Chinese Embassy in each country.

 
Flights Status Hong Kong:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter Hong Kong (SAR China).
Quarantine Hong Kong:
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days.
Travel Ban Hong Kong:
  • All non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries and regions by plane will be denied entry to Hong Kong.

Exemptions apply for crew members.

Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents Hong Kong:
  • Merchant seamen must have:
  1. a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure, and
  2. an approval letter from the Marine Department, and
  3. a letter of certification from the shipping company.
  • Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa or USA in the past 14 days must have:
  1. Medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Chinese or English, and have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger.
  2. Original report for the nucleic acid test. The report must have the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger.
  3. Letter in Chinese or English issued by the relevant authority certifying that the test laboratory is recognized and approved by the government.
  4. Confirmed booking in Chinese or English of an accommodation in Hong Kong for 14 days or more.

 

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India

Flights Status:
  • Flights to India are suspended until 31 August 2020. This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights.
Quarantine:
  • Passengers arriving in India are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to India are suspended until 30 September.
  • This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights.
  • Airports are open for Domestic flights and International charters supporting the repatriation of Indian Seafarers into India.
  • Only Indian seafarers allowed to travel.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:

Passengers arriving in India must:

  • Install "Arogya Setu" in their personal device.
  • Present a completed Self-declaration form. 

 

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Indonesia

Flight status:
  • Limited
Quarantine:  
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival.
  • Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit

Exemption:

  • Repatriating crew. 
  • Crew change allowed for off signers only at specific ports and through specific procedure.
  • Deadhead crew will be given an entry stamp. They must:
    • Have a valid crew ID card or crew member certificate
    • Provide written notification to Immigration Officer proving they will be on duty on the return flight. The notification must be received by Immigration Officer minimum 24 hours from arrival.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival. They are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
  • Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to quarantine for 14 days and medical screening.
  • Passengers must hold a health certificate in English, download “Peduli Lindungi” mobile application and issue an electronic health awareness card.
  • A completed "electronic health awareness card (e-HAC)" must be submitted before departure or presented upon arrival.

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Japan

Flight status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries
Quarantine:  
  • Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.

Note: Passengers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day.

Travel Ban:  
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter. Exemptions mainly for Japanese residents.
  • Passengers who were in the cruise ship 'Westerdam' are not allowed to enter Japan.

Note:

  • Passengers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • PCR test required 72 hours before departure
  • A completed "Quarantine Questionnaire" must be presented upon arrival.
  • Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test.

 

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Korea

Flight status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries
Quarantine:  
  • Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days and to a PCR test for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Travel Ban:
  • Visitors who have been in the Hubei Province (China People's Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Korea (Rep.)
  • Flights must arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 5:00 and 20:00. 
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Merchant seamen with a visa must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English and the passengers must have two copies of the certificate.
  • Passengers and airline crew must install 'Self-diagnosis Mobile App' in their personal device and a completed Health Declaration Form and a Special Quarantine Declaration Form must be presented to the quarantine desk upon arrival. For further instructions, please click here.

 

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Malaysia

Flight status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries
Quarantine:
  • Passengers arriving in Malaysia are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia until 31 December 2020.
  • Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.
  • Seamen are exempted with travel permit. To be transferred directly to ship/airport.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers arriving in Malaysia must have medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival.
  • Passengers arriving in Malaysia are subject to medical screening and  quarantine at government monitored facilities for 14 days, their own expense; and
  • must install 'MySejahtera app' in their smart phone, present a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) issued by a Malaysian representation, to carriers prior to departure and to immigration upon arrival.They must submit a Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity for Person Undersurveillance prior to departure or upon arrival and submit a Travel Notice during check in.

 

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Myanmar

Flight status:
  • Limited
Quarantine:
  • Passengers will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to Myanmar are suspended until 30 September 2020.
  • This does not apply to medevac flights.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result.

 

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Philippines

Flight status:
  • Limited.
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to quarantine.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter.
  • Merchant seamen with a 9-(c) visa are exempt.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers arriving in Philippines are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test at their own expense.
  • Passengers traveling to Davao (DVO) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.

1. PAL Electronic Case Investigation Form to be completed 3 days prior to departure.
2. Booking confirmation at a hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies.
3. Declaration and Waiver Form to be presented upon check in.

Note: Effective 1 August 2020, Passengers with a 13(a), 13(b), 13(c), 13(d), 13(e), 13(g), RA 7919, EO324 or Native-born visa issued by the Philippines are allowed to enter.

 

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Singapore

Flight status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries.
Quarantine:
  • 14-day self-isolation for returning residents.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter or transit Singapore.

This does not apply to:

  • Returning residents of Singapore
  • Passengers with a new or existing Work Pass will be allowed entry if they have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
  • The crew must be tested for Covid-19 (PCR-type) with a negative result at his/her home country not more than 48 hours prior to his/her departure flight.
  • The crew must obtain a fit-to-travel medical certificate not more than 24 hours prior to his/her departure flight.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documets:
  • Passengers who have been to India within the past 14 days before entry into Singapore must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, taken within 72 hours before departure from India. 
  • Passengers must comply with the prevailing Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements upon entry into Singapore. For further information please click here
  • This does not apply to passengers entering Singapore under the Singapore-China Fast Lane. They must comply with requirements found here.
  • Passengers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and passengers with a Long-Term Pass (LTP), must submit a health declaration. This can be done via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service or via the mobile application.

 

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UAE

Flight status:
  • Limited.
Quarantine:
  • Passengers arriving at Dubai are subject to quarantine for 14 days if their PCR test result is positive.
  • Passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter United Arab Emirates.
  • This does not apply to family members (including father, mother, son, daughter, wife, husband, grandparents, grandchildren and domestic helpers) of nationals of United Arab Emirates. They must travel together. Airlines are required to contact the UAE National Advance Information Center for prior approval before boarding.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Effective 1 August 2020, passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed here.
  • Passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed or a lab accredited by the departure country.
  • A completed self-declaration health form must be presented upon arrival at Dubai (DXB).
  • Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) must have health insurance and must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
  • Passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have an ICA approval obtained here.

 

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EUROPEAN REGION

Belgium

Flights Status:
  • Limited
  • Many last minute cancellations
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter Belgium.
  • This does not apply to: family members of nationals, EEA Member States, UK and Switzerland returning home.
  • Seamen: No restrictions for crew members in possession of a valid Schengen visa.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:

 

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France

Flights Status:
  • Flights available to/from various countries
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to quarantine or isolation. 
  • Seamen are exempted from quarantine.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter the country, exemptions for specific nationalities and seamen (if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte).
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • COVID-19 PCR test result issued less than 72 hours before flying for several nationalities
  • International travel certificate to be presented prior to boarding upon arrival or during transit. More information available here.
  • Passengers are required to complete a declaration on honor to state the passengers does not have COVID-19 symptoms

 

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Germany

Flights Status:
  • Flights available to/from limited  countries
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to 14-day quarantine.
  • Exemptions: Specific nationalities  and seamen without COVID – 19 symptoms.
  • All crew changes are subject to approval by local immigration after case by case review. On signers and off signers will not have to be quarantined in Germany if there are no confirmed cases or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • All other crew members will have to stay on board during vessel’s call at Germany and are only allowed to leave/enter vessel in the case of an emergency and/or medical treatment.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter or transit, except for specific nationalities (mainly EU and UK residents) and merchant seamen.
  • Crew change is permitted for Schengen crew - For non-Schengen countries, the following documents need to be provided 72 hours to the local immigration authority before arrival or departure of crew.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers are subject to COVID-19 PCR test

 

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Gibraltar

Flights Status:
  • Very limited
Quarantine:
  • Seamen are exempted from quarantine.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter Gibraltar. Seamen are exempted.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers must complete a passenger locator form. This will generate a barcode which must be presented upon arrival.
  • Merchant Seamen arriving by air in order to board a ship, or arriving by ship in order to board an aircraft must travel on duty, hold a passport, a Letter of Employment or Letter of Guarantee from the shipping company and meet the shipping agent at the airport/port. The shipping company is responsible for the immediate transportation to the ship/aircraft.

 

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Greece

Flights Status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries (some direct flights still not allowed)
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 1 or 14 days.

This does not apply to seamen on duty.

  • If crew will be tested on arrival then he/she is obliged to self-isolate at a hotel booked by the agency until test results become available (for abt a day).
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed in Greece until 30 September 2020, with some exceptions.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • SARS-CoV-2 test may be conducted during screening
  • Passengers arriving from Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Israel, Malta, North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden and UAE must have a medical certificate in English with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. This does not apply to passengers in transit.
  • Passengers must complete a "Passenger Locator Form(PLF)" at least 24 hours before check-in. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers in transit.

 

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Latvia

Flights Status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries
  • Flights from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Sweden are suspended
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
  • A list of quarantine exemptions can be found here.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter the country and transit, exemptions for specific nationalities and seamen.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Crew must have a contract that proves their employment.

 

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Netherlands

Flights Status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 10 days. A list of quarantine exemptions is available online.
  • Seafarers in a possession of a seaman book are exempt from quarantine. 
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands.

Exemptions: EEA nationals, British nationals, seamen signing on/off vessels.

Covid - 19 realted Tests & Documents:
  • A completed 'Health Declaration Form' for passengers departing from high risk COVID-19 countries must be presented prior to boarding. 
  • If you are travelling from a high-risk area – a country or region with an orange or red travel advisory – then you may be requested to get yourself tested for coronavirus.
  • KLM: As of 21 September 2020: KLM requires customers to wear a face mask from the first boarding call until going through the arrival gate at their destination. Passengers who cannot wear a face mask because of medical reasons need to carry: 1. A signed and stamped medical certificate from their physician. 2. A negative corona PCR test result. The test has to be taken within 72 hours before departure.

 

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Norway

Flights Status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to quarantine for 10 days.
  • A list of quarantine exemptions can be found here.
  • All crew and passengers must fill out the public health information form and hand it over to the local airport authority upon arrival.
  • Crew must stay on board for at least 10 days after last contact with outside personnel otherwise shore leave is not permitted.

Note: Passengers are only allowed to travel to Svalbard after they have stayed in quarantined in other parts of Norway.

Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 October 2020.

Exemptions: various nationalities (mainly EU), passengers with visa issued by Norway after 15Th of March 2020 or for those who own Visa type D issued by Norway, seamen in transit to/from ships.

Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • All crew and passengers must fill out the public health information form and hand it over to the local airport authority upon arrival.

 

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Poland

Flights Status:
  • Limited
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
  • A list of quarantine exemptions can be found here.
Travel Ban:
  • Several flights to Poland are suspended
  • This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights and few EU flights.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:

 

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Russia

Flights Status:
  • Only few repatriation flights (alternative solution via Minsk)
Quarantine:
  • All on signers will need to undergo a 14 day observation stay at home prior to joining the vessel and all off signers will need to undergo a 14 day observation stay after signing off.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter Russian Fed with exemption for few nationalities
  • This does not apply to permanent residents of Egypt, Maldives, Tanzania, Russian Fed., Britain, Switzerland and Turkey residents.

Note: Crew change is only allowed for Russian passport holders. - Starting from 17th April 2020, Russia seafarers are allowed to cross the border to join vessels.

Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The medical certificate must be issued in Russian or in English. A notarized translation to Russian is accepted.
  • Passengers transiting the Russian Fed. must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
  • Merchant Seamen must have a copy of the crew list.

 

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Spain

Flights Status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries
Quarantine:
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain.

Exemptions: EU nationals, holders of long term Schengen visa, returning via Spain to their country of residence, merchant seamen, passengers travelling for work purposes duly documented, if arriving from various (mainly EU countries). 

Warning:

  • Entry not allowed via all country airports.
  • Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry (this applies to non Schengen Nationals *).
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.
  • Effective 31 July 2020 Passengers must complete an "FCS Health Control Form" and from 48 hours before the flight they can send the form to the health authorities.
  • A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival. 
  • This does not apply to passengers in transit

 

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Turkey

Flights Status:
  • Very limited
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers arriving from Afghanistan are not allowed to enter.
  • Any disembarking crew and passengers to be checked before allowing them to enter the country.

Note: Passengers holding travel documents not printed in the Latin alphabet will be refused entry.

Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:

 

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UK

Flights Status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries
Quarantine:

Exemption: Ships crews and Masters, overcarried pilots, ship inspectors and surveyors will be granted an exemption from the mandatory 14 day quarantine.

Travel Ban:
  • Passenger flights are allowed.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:

 

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Ukraine

Flights Status:
  • Flights to Ukraine are limited
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to quarantine.
  • List of self-isolation exemptions at https://www.visitukraine.today/
  • Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Ukraine.
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter until 28 September 2020
  • All documents accepted for entry must have a photo.
  • Crew changes are available for all nationalities/ Borders are open for foreigners from "green zone" with COVID-19 insurance.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Persons who cross the state border should install "Dii Vdoma" and choose one of three options:
  1. Observation in specialized isolators.
  2. 14 days self-isolation at the place of residence for persons who have agreed to undergo it using the "Dii Vdoma" mobile app.
  3. Pass the COVID-19 test using the PCR method after crossing the state border.
  • Also, a person can be free from self-isolation in Ukraine in case he/she has a negative test result for Covid-19 by PCR, which was passed no later than 48 hours before crossing the Ukrainian border 

Further information is available here.

 

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AMERICAN REGION

 

Argentina

Flights Status: 
  • Limited
Quarantine:
  • Nationals and residents of Argentina are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to Argentina are suspended until 12 October 2020
  • This does not apply to repatriation and medical flights.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:

 

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Brasil

Flights Status:
  • Flights available.
Quarantine:
Travel Ban:
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Medical declaration issued by a health authority or a local doctor issued as close as possible to the day of departure.

 

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Canada

Flights Status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to 14 days quarantine.
Travel Ban:
  • Travel ban in Canada is in place until 30 September 2020. Only essential services are allowed in Canada. Crew is one of them.

 

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Chile

Flights Status:
  • Very limited
Quarantine:
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers are not allowed to enter Chile until 29 September 2020.
  • Passport Exemptions: Passengers with a seaman book.

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals and residents of Chile
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:

 

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Mexico

Flights Status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries
Quarantine:
Travel Ban:
  • No banned travelling to Mexico Airports at 50% capacity for international and domestic flights
  • Mexico is in phase 2 Major cities are lockdown.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:

 

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Panama

Flights Status:
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to Panama are suspended until 12 October 2020.
  • This does not apply to relief flights.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or antigen test result taken at most 48 hours before departure.

 

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El Salvador

Flights Status:
  • Airports in El Salvador reopened.
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
Travel Ban:
  • Airports in El Salvador reopened.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.

 

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Venezuela

Flights Status:
Quarantine:
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to Venezuela are suspended until 12 October 2020.
  • This does not apply to humanitarian flights.
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USA

Flights Status:
  • Flights available to/from various (not all) countries
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to 14 day quarantine. Seafarers should be exempted from mandatory quarantine
Travel Ban:
  • Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.
  • This does not apply to B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/presidential-proclamation-coronavirus.html

 

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AFRICAN REGION

Egypt

Flights Status:
  • Flights available.
Quarantine:
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to Egypt restarted.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers arriving to Cairo must have a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival. Exemptions: Egyptian citizens and transit passengers to SSH/TCP/HRG/RMG/MUH airports.
  • Effective 1 September, passengers must have a medical certificate with negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival.
  • A completed "Public Health Card" must be presented to immigration upon arrival.
  • Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Egypt. 

Note:  Passengers arriving at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP) without a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense.

 

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Ghana

Flights Status:
  • Limited
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
Travel Ban:

 

Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
  • This does not apply to passengers returning to Ghana with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued before departure from Ghana. They must have been a maximum of 1 week abroad.
  • Passengers must complete a Port Health Declaration Form before departure at
  • Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. They must have a payment confirmation made on this website.

 

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Kenya

Flights Status:
  • Flights available
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found here.
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to Kenya restarted
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure.
  • Passengers must complete the "Travelers Health Surveillance Form" online.

Note:  Merchant Seamen are required to carry a letter issued by the shipping company. The letter must state that a visa has been arranged before departure. They are visa exempt for a maximum stay of 14 days.

 

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Morocco

Flights Status:
  • Flights are suspended to Morocco. Repatriation flights are exempt.
Quarantine:
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to Morocco are suspended until 10 October 2020.
  • This does not apply to repatriation flights.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result and a serological test issued at most 48 hours before departure.
  • Passengers must complete the "Passenger Health Form" before departure. The form must be printed and presented on arrival.

 

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Namibia

Flights Status:
  • Flights to Namibia restarted.
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
  • There is an obligatory 14-day quarantine period, on their own cost, supervised by the Government.
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to Namibia restarted.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
  • All non-Namibians must notify the nearest Namibian Embassy or High Commission no less than two weeks prior to departure.
  • A completed epidemiological questionnaire must be presented upon arrival
  • Passengers must have a travel insurance to cover medical costs.

 

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Nigeria

Flights Status:
  • Suspended
  • Flights to Lagos (LOS) and Abuja (ABV) restarted.
Quarantine:
  • Residents of Nigeria are subject to quarantine for 7 days.
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to Nigeria are suspended until 4 September 2020.
  • This does not apply to humanitarian and medical flights.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers arriving in Nigeria must have an access report, a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 5 days before departure.
  • Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form.

 

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South Africa

Flights Status:
  • Suspended
Quarantine:
  • Nationals and residents of South Africa are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
  • All returning seafarers will be subjected to a quarantine period of 14 days.
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to South Africa are suspended until 31 August.
  • This does not apply to repatriation, medevac and emergency flights.

Note:

  • Passports must be machine-readable to enter and transit.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:

 

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Togo

Flights Status:
  • Flights available
Quarantine:
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening and self-quarantine
Travel Ban:
  • Flights to Togo restarted.
Covid - 19 related Tests & Documents:
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 5 days before departure.
  • A "Traveler Form" must be completed online.

 

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