1. With reference to ADV20-162 Dated 10 July 2020 (Entry to Dubai Protocols), effective immediately ALL passengers traveling/transiting to Dubai from the Philippines must bring and present a PCR COVID-19 negative certificate issued by a local government approved laboratory to be accepted on the flight. Passengers must take the test no more than 96 hours before flight departure and only PCR tests are accepted by the UAE government.
Effective from 26JUL20, all passengers flying from Philippines and entering Taiwan are required to follow the regulations below:
1) Taiwanese nationals and foreign nationals who hold Residence Permits or Residence Visas, Migrant Workers, Overseas Students, Diplomatic Service, and etc. are required to do the COVID-19 test at Taipei airport.
- Passengers with symptoms will be under quarantine at a designated place.
- Passengers without symptoms will be undergoing 14-day home quarantine.
Starting from 25 July 2020, should your colleagues/customers be travelling from, or have travelled from the following countries within the last 14 days, they will be required to present additional documents in order to be permitted to enter Hong Kong.
- The Philippines
- South Africa
- A letter of certificate in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution (“the laboratory”) bearing the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger ( template) showing:
- the passenger underwent a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 with sample taken from the passenger within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the flight bringing them to Hong Kong; and
- the test conducted on the sample is a nucleic acid test for COVID-19; and
- the result of the nucleic acid test was tested negative for COVID-19; and
- The original test report issued by the laboratory bearing the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
- A letter in English or Chinese issued by the relevant authority of the local government certifying the laboratory is recognized or approved by the government (template); and
- Confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the day of the arrival in Hong Kong.
- To sign a legal declaration detailing their travel history over the past 14 days. We will ask them specifically if they have visited Bangladesh India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines or South Africa. If the answer is ‘yes’, they will be required to show us the documentation mentioned above.
Entry restriction exemptions
The following passengers are exempt from the aforementioned entry restrictions:
- Passengers transiting in Hong Kong
- Passengers falling within the categories listed on Hong Kong Government’s website, who are also being exempted from compulsory quarantine, if they are
- travelling from the Mainland, Macao, Taiwan (please view the list here) or
- travelling from other countries (please view the list here)
For more details regarding the latest travel restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR Government’s COVID-19 website and our COVID-19 information centre .