Frontier Healthcare Ghana Contact Number

You are probably one of the many people who wish to confirm from the Frontier Healthcare Services in Ghana if they truly need to book an antigen test. It may interest you to know that Frontier Healthcare Ghana either has no contact number or is in no position to hire someone to respond to phone calls.

Their website has no FAQs section too. Payment matters to them so they only have the contact details of the payment processing bank for payment related enquiries.

Believe it or not, you cannot contact Frontier Healthcare Ghana.

Let me try to answer some of the Frequently Asked Questions and if you are lucky, it may cover yours.

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Ghana Airport Mandatory Test: FAQs

Do I need to book for a test despite spending less than a week outside Ghana?

YES. If you spend less than a week outside Ghana, you are only exempted from showing a negative PCR test from the country of origin. However, you are still required to undergo a mandatory test at the airport terminal. Book and pay for the test online at https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana. You are required to pay online before departing from your country of origin.

How much is the Ghana COVID-19 test at the airport?

The mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal costs $150 for Non-ECOWAS nationals and $50 for Ghanaians and ECOWAS nationals.

Who is exempted from the mandatory COVID-19 test at the Ghana airport?

Only children under the age of 5 are exempted from the COVID-19 mandatory test at the Kotoka International Airport. Same price applies to everyone else.

I have been debited but the website says payment failed. What do I do?

Contact the payment processing bank, First Atlantic Bank. Contact details are:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0302680825 | 0302682203

Important Notice: The website does not display receipt of any form of confirmation you can print. Receipts are sent to the email address you entered. So double-check to make sure you have entered the right email. And you are not asked to even enter the email twice to make sure it’s right. You are on your own 😂😂😂



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Is Italy Opened To Tourists?

The Covid-19 pandemic has slapped hard a number of countries in Europe and the restrictions put in place by these countries are the only things keeping them from waves after waves of the pandemic.

Italy, being one of the European countries to suffer great loss from the effects of the pandemic is yet to find a lasting solution to the daily increase in infections.

Tourism in Italy is a leading revenue generation avenue, the question is, has Italy opened its borders for tourist activities?

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Travelers at the moment are not allowed into Italy for tourism purposes yet.

All restrictions for Covid-19 travels are still in place while the Italian government is working towards easing such restrictions.

Italy’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Luigi Di Maio initially took to Facebook on May 8, to talk about the government’s plans for opening to tourists.

According to him, tourism is a key part of Italy getting back to normal and the government is working to reopen the country to visitors from foreign countries which have reached a high rate of vaccination by mid-May.

Sri Lanka COVID-19 Entry Requirements

The COVID-19 cases seem to keep rising in Sri Lanka and the authorities have enforced strict islandwide restrictions to limit imported cases.

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Sri Lanka Travel Restrictions COVID-19 2021

  • All travellers arriving in Sri Lanka should mandatorily carry a negative COVID-19 test report in the English language.

For Sri Lankan citizens: the test needs to be either a PCR test done within 96 hours prior to embarkation or a Rapid Antigen Test done within 48 hours prior to embarkation.

Foreign passport holders and Dual citizens: should carry a negative report of a PCR test done within 96 hours before embarkation.  Airlines may request a negative PCR test result done within 72 hours prior to embarkation.

  • Travellers who have received the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine should carry the original vaccination certificate/card (together with a certified copy of English language translation if the certificate/card is not in English or if relevant data are not indicated in English in a non – English certificate/card) or verifiable evidence of vaccination.
  • Each traveller should submit a completed Health Declaration Form to the staff of the Airport Health Office at the health counters of arriving airport. Separate forms should be submitted for each of the accompanying children if any.
  • Travellers who have completed the recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccination and departs from abroad after two weeks of completion of vaccination should produce the vaccination certificate/ card to Airport Health Officer at the arriving airport.
  • All travellers of twelve years and above should undergo the COVID19 PCR test on arrival (Day One) from a Ministry of Health approved private-sector laboratory or a state sector laboratory.
  • Children below twelve years of age will be exempted from on arrival (Day One) PCR testing, if they are continued to be quarantined at Quarantine Hotel / Centre / safe & Secure certified Level 1 Hotel.

However, if the on arrival (Day One) PCR testing of an accompanying traveller of the child is positive for COVID19, a child below twelve years will also be subjected to PCR testing subsequently.

Sri Lanka Quarantine Rules For Sri Lankan Citizens

For Sri Lankan Citizens:

  • If Sri Lankan Citizens (including Sri Lankan Seafarers arriving by air) staying in a designated Quarantine Hotel after arriving in Sri Lanka, they do not need to get prior approval from the Foreign Ministry and Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka to arrive in Sri Lanka.

They have to liaise with the airline and arrive in Sri Lanka after booking the Quarantine Hotel.

  • If Sri Lankan Citizens (including Sri Lankan Seafarers arriving by air) or Dual Citizens (if using the Sri Lankan passport to arrive) staying in a Government Quarantine Centre after arriving in Sri Lanka, they should get prior approval from the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka (Email: [email protected]) to arrive in Sri Lanka.
  • Travellers arriving via Sri Lanka Tourism should get the prior approval to enter the country via Sri Lanka Tourism through, https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain. Sri Lankan Citizens, are allowed to enter through Sri Lanka Tourism and do not need to get the prior approval of the Foreign Ministry.

They have to abide by operational guidelines of Sri Lanka Tourism in addition to provisions of this letter and other Health Ministry protocols on COVID-19 preventive measures.

  • If quarantine is at a Quarantine Hotel (single room or shared facility only by family members), exit PCR testing will be done on Day Seven and after the Day Seven negative PCR report is available, balance period (until completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka) will be mandatorily home quarantined.
  • If quarantine is at a Quarantine Centre (with shared facility), exit PCR testing will be done for Sri Lankan Citizens on Day Ten (and once the Day Ten PCR negative report is available, balance period (until completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka) will be mandatorily home quarantined.

Further restrictions may apply, check here for more.

Is It Safe To Travel To Sri Lanka Right Now

No, it is not safe to travel to Sri Lanka currently and travellers are advised to avoid all nonessential travel to Sri Lanka. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Sri Lanka due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 cases in the country.

Current Quarantine Rules In Sri Lanka

  • After completion of formalities at the airport, all travellers will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre managed by the Government of Sri Lanka or to a Hotel designated for quarantine or to a Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel.

Transport shall be provided by the government authorities or the Hotel Management in a pre-determined manner.

  • Travellers should produce the vaccination certificate/ card to In charge of the Quarantine Hotel / Centre or Hotel Doctor at Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel.

For “Fully Vaccinated” travellers, If the recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccination are completed and departs from abroad two weeks after completion of vaccination, they will be considered as “fully vaccinated” and the following measures should be taken.

  • No further quarantine is necessary for fully vaccinated travellers.
  • In charge officer of the Quarantine Hotel / Centre or Hotel Doctor at Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel should discharge the traveller after verifying the status of vaccination (through documents) and issuing a “Discharge Document”.

If there are children below twelve years, they can be discharged with fully vaccinated travellers by adhering to the following measures:

  • Children of two to twelve years should be subjected to an on arrival (Day One) PCR testing and they should have negative results.
  • Children below two years will not be subjected to PCR testing after arrival to Sri Lanka and they will be discharged with fully vaccinated caretakers.

However, if the on arrival (Day One) PCR testing of an accompanying traveller of the child is positive for COVID-19, a child below two years will also be subjected to PCR testing subsequently.

  • Quarantine measures for travellers who have not received COVID-19 vaccination/ not completed the recommended doses of vaccination / departed from abroad within less than two weeks of completion of recommended doses of vaccination:

If quarantine is at a Quarantine Hotel (single room or shared facility only by family members)

  • Exit PCR testing will be done on Day Seven for Sri Lankan Citizens/ Dual Citizens and after the Day Seven negative PCR report is available, the balance period (until completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka) will be mandatorily home quarantined.
  • If the Valid Resident Visa Holder staying in a Quarantine Hotel, has a residence/home in Sri Lanka where they could undergo mandatory home quarantine for the balance period (until completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka), they should give the address of the residence/home to In-charge officer of the Quarantine Hotel.
  • They can be discharged from the hotel after conducting a PCR test on Day Seven and when the PCR negative report is available.
  • They have to undergo mandatory home quarantine for the balance period (until the completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka) at the residence/home. They should stay at the same address where they have declared to get discharged from the Quarantine Hotel.
  • If they have changed the addresses after getting discharged from the Quarantine Hotel, they will be sent for mandatory quarantine at a Quarantine Hotel for 14 days.
  • For other Foreign Nationals (including Valid Resident Visa Holders who do not have a residence/home at the time of arrival to Sri Lanka, exit PCR testing will be done on Day eleven to fourteen and will be released after completing fourteen days if the PCR report is negative.

If quarantine is at a Quarantine Centre (with shared facility)

  • Exit PCR testing will be done for Sri Lankan Citizens / Dual Citizens on Day Ten (and once the Day Ten PCR negative report is available, the balance period (until completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka) will be mandatorily home quarantined.

Exit PCR will be done for all travellers of two years and above.

  • Children below two years of age will be exempted from exit PCR testing. If the PCR test result of an accompanying traveller of the child is positive for COVID-19, the child below two years will also be subjected to PCR testing subsequently.
  • If completes the two weeks period of recommended doses of vaccination during their stay at Quarantine Hotel / Centre / Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel after arriving in Sri Lanka, they should be discharged with a negative PCR test result (done after completing the two weeks from last vaccination date). No further quarantine is necessary.
  • Children below twelve years should be discharged with fully vaccinated caretakers after conducting an exit PCR testing among children of two to twelve years with negative results.
  • All children of twelve years and above should undergo quarantine at a designated Quarantine Hotel / Centre / Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel even if the caretakers are fully vaccinated.

These children may accompany an adult who is not vaccinated or fully vaccinated and eligible for exemption of quarantine.

    • If a fully vaccinated adult enters a Quarantine Hotel / Centre / Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel as a caretaker of a child or of an adult, should remain in the quarantine Hotel / Centre / Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel, until the quarantine period of the care recipient (child or an adult) is completed.
    • Fully vaccinated caretaker of a child or of an adult who is eligible for exemption of quarantine will not be subjected to exit PCR testing unless they have symptoms or the person cared for (child or an adult) becomes positive/symptomatic.
    • If the PCR testing is positive, the in-charge officer of the Quarantine Hotel / Centre or Hotel Doctor/Hotel Management at Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel should immediately inform the area Medical officer of Health (MOH) and email the details to Epidemiology Unit ([email protected] and [email protected]).

The treatment protocol of the Ministry of Health for COVID-19 patients will follow.

  • Immediate close contacts of the positive person will be further quarantined after assessing the risk by area MOH / Regional Epidemiologist / Consultant Community Physician of the RDHS office.
  • Discharging travellers from Quarantine Hotel / Centre / Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel

Procedures to be followed by the in-charge officer of the Quarantine Hotel / Centre or Hotel Doctor / Hotel Management at Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel when discharging travellers are as follows:

  • Should issue a “Discharge Document” to each traveller for Reporting and recording by authorities.
  • After discharging the travellers, should email the details to the Epidemiology Unit ([email protected] and [email protected]) of the Ministry of Health.

Sri Lanka Travel Restrictions Lifted

  • The Sri Lankan government lifted an entry ban on individuals with recent travel history in the UK on February 17, 2021.
  • Arrivals from all countries are allowed entry as Sri Lankan authorities have allowed international flights to resume to and from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI).

However, Sri Lankan authorities announced that an islandwide travel restriction will be imposed from 11:00 pm local time on May 21 till 4:00 am on May 25 in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Paid Quarantine Hotels In Sri Lanka

Eligible passengers can access www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/ and make a reservation at a listed Safe and Secure level 1 hotel to start the process of acquiring the ETA/SLTDA letter.

The passenger may also use a certified travel agent as listed in www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/. You can find the list of Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotels in Sri Lanka here.

Jakarta Entry Requirements COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 alert notice for Indonesia indicating that there is a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.

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In response, Indonesia has currently reimposed strict travel and border restrictions in order to limit imported cases of COVID-19.

Indonesia Travel Restrictions COVID-19

  • Passengers are not allowed to transit through Jakarta (CGK). Visit visa to Indonesia and limited‑stay visa for Indian nationals are suspended until further notice.
  • All non‑Indonesian nationals who have been in India within the last 14 days of their arrival will not be allowed to enter Indonesia.
  • Indonesian nationals who have been in India within the last 14 days of their arrival will only be allowed entry through Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, and Manado airports, as well as Dumai, Tanjung Pinang, and Batam seaports.

The following type of categories are however exempted from the entry restriction:

  1. Foreigners regulated under Minister of Law and Human Right regulation No 26 Year 2020 as mentioned in travel eligibility
  2. Foreigners using bilateral Travel Corridor Arrangements
  3. Foreigners with consideration and written approval from the Indonesian Ministry or Agency
  4. Holders of diplomatic visas or official visas for official ministerial visits or higher;
  5. Holders of an Indonesian residency permit (KITAS, KITAP), business visas; or
  6. Aircrew
  • Both foreigner and Indonesian passport holders entering Indonesia directly or transiting via another country must provide a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID‑19 PCR test, in which the sample taken must be a maximum of 72 hours of departure time
  • All passengers must download and fill the health form. A completed online form and the QR code generated must be presented to authorities on arrival in Jakarta.
  • Upon arrival in Indonesia, passengers must take another COVID‑19 PCR test. Indonesian citizens with a negative test result may proceed to a mandatory 5‑day quarantine at a government facility at no cost. Foreigners must proceed to a 5‑day quarantine at a hotel approved by the Indonesian government at their own expense.

The list of hotels can be found here.

  • Cost for hotel quarantine and COVID‑19 PCR testing for Indonesian citizen is covered by the government and only applicable for Indonesian overseas workers, Indonesian student and Indonesian government employee returning from overseas duty
  • The Head of Foreign Representatives and Family on duty in Indonesia can quarantine for 5 days at their own facility.

For other diplomatic matters, the 5‑day quarantine must be in a facility approved by the Indonesian Government and subject to cost.

  • Another COVID‑19 PCR test will be conducted after the 5‑day quarantine. If the result is negative, Indonesian citizens and foreigners will be allowed to continue on their journey and suggested to do self‑quarantine for 14 days.
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID‑19 on arrival or after the 5‑day quarantine will be directed to a hospital for treatment. Hospital expenses for Indonesian citizens will be shouldered by the government while foreigners must bear the expenses themselves.
  • For foreign nationals who are unable to settle the cost of quarantine and or hospital treatment, their sponsor or the ministry/agency who processed their approval for entry must shoulder the costs.
  • Passengers on diplomatic visas, those who have visas related to official government visits on ministerial level or above, and foreign nationals using travel corridor arrangements following strict health protocols are not required to undergo quarantine.
  • Foreigners and Indonesians arriving from Pakistan and the Philippines are required to quarantine for 14 days and must take an additional COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test on arrival followed by another COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test on the 14th day of quarantine.

Indonesia Entry Requirements Covid

  • Passengers are not allowed to transit through Jakarta (CGK). Visit visa to Indonesia and limited‑stay visa for Indian nationals are suspended until further notice.
  • All non‑Indonesian nationals who have been in India within the last 14 days of their arrival will not be allowed to enter Indonesia.
  • Indonesian nationals who have been in India within the last 14 days of their arrival will only be allowed entry through Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, and Manado airports, as well as Dumai, Tanjung Pinang, and Batam seaports.

The following type of categories are however exempted from the entry restriction:

  1. Foreigners regulated under Minister of Law and Human Right regulation No 26 Year 2020 as mentioned in travel eligibility
  2. Foreigners using bilateral Travel Corridor Arrangements
  3. Foreigners with consideration and written approval from the Indonesian Ministry or Agency
  4. Holders of diplomatic visas or official visas for official ministerial visits or higher;
  5. Holders of an Indonesian residency permit (KITAS, KITAP), business visas; or
  6. Aircrew
  • Both foreigner and Indonesian passport holders entering Indonesia directly or transiting via another country must provide a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID‑19 PCR test, in which the sample taken must be a maximum of 72 hours of departure time
  • All passengers must download and fill the health form. A completed online form and the QR code generated must be presented to authorities on arrival in Jakarta.
  • Upon arrival in Indonesia, passengers must take another COVID‑19 PCR test. Indonesian citizens with a negative test result may proceed to a mandatory 5‑day quarantine at a government facility at no cost. Foreigners must proceed to a 5‑day quarantine at a hotel approved by the Indonesian government at their own expense.

The list of hotels can be found here.

  • Cost for hotel quarantine and COVID‑19 PCR testing for Indonesian citizen is covered by the government and only applicable for Indonesian overseas workers, Indonesian student and Indonesian government employee returning from overseas duty
  • The Head of Foreign Representatives and Family on duty in Indonesia can quarantine for 5 days at their own facility.

For other diplomatic matters, the 5‑day quarantine must be in a facility approved by the Indonesian Government and subject to cost.

  • Another COVID‑19 PCR test will be conducted after the 5‑day quarantine. If the result is negative, Indonesian citizens and foreigners will be allowed to continue on their journey and suggested to do self‑quarantine for 14 days.
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID‑19 on arrival or after the 5‑day quarantine will be directed to a hospital for treatment. Hospital expenses for Indonesian citizens will be shouldered by the government while foreigners must bear the expenses themselves.
  • For foreign nationals who are unable to settle the cost of quarantine and or hospital treatment, their sponsor or the ministry/agency who processed their approval for entry must shoulder the costs.
  • Passengers on diplomatic visas, those who have visas related to official government visits on ministerial level or above, and foreign nationals using travel corridor arrangements following strict health protocols are not required to undergo quarantine.
  • Foreigners and Indonesians arriving from Pakistan and the Philippines are required to quarantine for 14 days and must take an additional COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test on arrival followed by another COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test on the 14th day of quarantine.

When Will Indonesia Open Borders Again

The Indonesian government had officially announced that the reopening of its borders where travellers will be allowed to visit and stay is set for July.

Can I Travel To Indonesia Right Now

As of now, the Indonesian government has prohibited foreigners from transiting and travelling to the Indonesian Territory unless they are in possession of a valid residence permit.

Visa-free and visa-on-arrival entry for all foreign travellers, including U.S. citizens are currently suspended.

Can Indonesian Travel To USA Now

Yes, Indonesians will be allowed to enter the United States since they are not on the list of the USA’s restricted countries.

 

Kuwait Entry Requirements COVID-19

Like other COVID-19 affected nations, Kuwait has laid out entry and travel restrictions for passengers from other nationalities.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Kuwait due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.

Kuwait Travel Restrictions COVID-19

  • All passengers, except children under 6 years old, must carry an original negative COVID‑19 PCR test result certificate in English from any accredited laboratories. The certificate must not be older than 72 hours from the date the test was taken.

This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 6 years;
  • passengers returning to Kuwait with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued before departure from Kuwait.

They must have been a maximum of 4 days abroad.

  • Passengers who have taken a COVID‑19 PCR test in Kuwait and are eligible to return without restrictions can present the same COVID‑19 PCR test certificate provided they return within 72 hours of their test date.
  • All passengers must register on the Kuwait Mosafer platform and pay for two COVID‑19 PCR tests prior to the departure of the flight with the exemption of non‑Kuwaiti Diplomats and diplomatic mission staff, their first‑degree relatives and accompanying domestic workers provided they present proof of their identity.

The first test will be conducted on arrival in Kuwait and the second on the 6th day of the institutional quarantine.

Kuwait Banned Countries List Today

All non‑Kuwaiti passengers are not allowed to enter Kuwait with the exception of:

  • First‑degree relatives of Kuwaitis, provided they have proof of relationship and a valid entry/residence visa
  • Domestic workers sponsored by Kuwaiti nationals, provided they have a valid residence visa and are accompanied by the sponsor
  • Diplomats and staff of diplomatic missions and their first‑degree relatives, provided they have a valid residence permit or entry visa
  • Employees of the Kuwait Ministry of Health and their first‑degree relatives (husband/wife/children), provided they have a valid residence permit or entry visa. First‑degree relatives must also provide proof of their relationship to MOH staff.

Only medical staff working for the Kuwait Ministry of Health are allowed to enter Kuwait along with their first‑degree relatives. Non‑medical staff working for the Kuwait Ministry of Health do not fall under this exemption category.

  • Employees of the private medical sector in the State of Kuwait and their first‑degree relatives who are listed in the MOH approved list, provided they have a valid residence or entry visa
  • Transit and transfer passengers are not allowed at Kuwait International Airport unless they have stayed outside of India within the last 14 days before their arrival in Kuwait.
  • Kuwait has extended its entry ban on foreign nationals indefinitely.

The list of countries banned from entering Kuwait includes:

China, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Lebanon, Pakistan, Philippines, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Yemen, the UK, Angola, Armenia, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Cape Verde, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eswatini, French Guiana, Guyana, Ireland, Indonesia, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Panama, Portugal, Peru, Serbia, Seychelles, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Can I Travel To Kuwait Now

Entry to Kuwait is currently restricted and only specific categories of passengers are permitted to enter the country.

Kuwait Visa Ban Updates 2021

Kuwait authorities are not issuing visitor visas upon arrival at the airport. Visas are also not available electronically in advance. All entry visas must first be approved by Kuwait’s Corona Emergency Ministerial Committee. The visa on arrival facility is suspended until further notice.

List Of Countries Banned From Entering Kuwait

All non‑Kuwaiti passengers are not allowed to enter Kuwait with the exception of:

  • First‑degree relatives of Kuwaitis, provided they have proof of relationship and a valid entry/residence visa
  • Domestic workers sponsored by Kuwaiti nationals, provided they have a valid residence visa and are accompanied by the sponsor
  • Diplomats and staff of diplomatic missions and their first‑degree relatives, provided they have a valid residence permit or entry visa
  • Employees of the Kuwait Ministry of Health and their first‑degree relatives (husband/wife/children), provided they have a valid residence permit or entry visa. First‑degree relatives must also provide proof of their relationship to MOH staff.

Only medical staff working for the Kuwait Ministry of Health are allowed to enter Kuwait along with their first‑degree relatives. Non‑medical staff working for the Kuwait Ministry of Health do not fall under this exemption category.

  • Employees of the private medical sector in the State of Kuwait and their first‑degree relatives who are listed in the MOH approved list, provided they have a valid residence or entry visa
  • Transit and transfer passengers are not allowed at Kuwait International Airport unless they have stayed outside of India within the last 14 days before their arrival in Kuwait.
  • Kuwait has extended its entry ban on foreign nationals indefinitely.

The list of countries banned from entering Kuwait includes:

China, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Lebanon, Pakistan, Philippines, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Yemen, the UK, Angola, Armenia, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Cape Verde, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eswatini, French Guiana, Guyana, Ireland, Indonesia, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Panama, Portugal, Peru, Serbia, Seychelles, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Quarantine Rules In Kuwait

  • All passengers must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine, 7 days at a locally approved hotel (list can be found on the Kuwait Mosafer platform) at their own cost and the final 7 days at home. The 7‑day institutional quarantine must be booked before departure.

The following categories of passengers are exempt from institutional quarantine:

  • Passengers who have received a vaccine which is accredited by the State of Kuwait: Pfizer, Oxford AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
  • Those who received two doses of the vaccine and more than two weeks have passed since the second dose.
  • Those who received one dose of the vaccine and more than five weeks have passed since the first dose.
  • Those who have recovered from COVID 19 and more than two weeks have passed since they received one dose of the vaccine.
  • Diplomats and diplomatic mission staff, their first‑degree relatives and accompanying domestic workers provided they present proof of their identity
  • MOH employees, first‑degree family members and accompanying domestic workers provided they present proof of their identity
  • Private medical sector employees, first‑degree family members and accompanying domestic workers provided they present proof of their identity
  • Kuwaiti students abroad completing their university examinations provided they have a certificate issued by the Kuwait cultural office proving they are enrolled in a university abroad along with a certificate from the university confirming the date of examinations.

All Kuwaiti students and children of Kuwaiti women (married to other nationals) who are studying abroad will be exempted from institutional quarantine provided submission of a certificate issued from the Kuwait cultural office to prove that the student is enrolled from one of the abroad universities or provide proof of their continuity of enrolment in the universities, institutes, or schools abroad.

  • Kuwaiti patients who were sent abroad for medical treatment and their companions provided they have a certificate issued by the Kuwait health office in the country of treatment
  • Unaccompanied minors below 18 years old

Exemptions to institutional quarantine apply to the following passengers who have received vaccines accredited by the State of Kuwait (i.e. from designated hospitals in Kuwait only):

  • Those who received two doses of the vaccine and more than two weeks have passed since the second dose.
  • Those who received one dose of the vaccine and more than five weeks have passed since the first dose.
  • Those who have recovered from COVID‑19 and more than two weeks have passed since they received one dose of the vaccine.

The above-mentioned categories will be home quarantined for 7 days and the COVID‑19 PCR test must be performed on the 7th day from the arrival date.

 

COVID-19 Entry Requirements Japan

Though Japan was lauded for containing the virus during the first wave, the country has recently seen a major spike in the number of cases and is experiencing the fourth wave of the virus.

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At present, Japan has tightened travel restrictions due to the new Covid-19 variants with all tourists and business people being barred from entering the country.

Japan Covid Restrictions

  • Passengers from permitted countries must provide proof of a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken within 72 hours of departure.

Refer to the updated list of restricted countries on the Japan Foreign Affairs website.

  • The negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate presented to Japanese immigration officers must meet the approved format, which can be downloaded below. The certificate must have the passenger’s name and passport number or name and date of birth. Nationality is optional.

There is no exception for children and infants for the negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate requirement. However, Aircrew are not required to provide a COVID‑19 PCR negative certificate.

  • The test must be by RT‑PCR nucleic acid amplification test, LAMP nucleic acid amplification test, TMA nucleic acid amplification test, TRC nucleic acid amplification test, Smart Amp nucleic acid amplification test, NEAR nucleic acid amplification test, Next-generation sequence or CLEIA quantitative antigen test.

The sample should be taken from Nasopharyngeal Swab only or Saliva only, and not in combination. Antigen test, rapid antigen test, antibody test are not accepted.

Japan Entry Ban Until When

Japan has imposed entry bans on 152 countries including the United States, Canada, all of Europe (including the United Kingdom), and most of Asia. The travel bans are currently in effect indefinitely and there are no signs that the borders will be opened to considerable numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Can I Transit Through Japan Covid

  • Transferring via Japan to another country is allowed, provided you are holding a confirmed onward ticket on the same calendar day and remain in the international transit area of the airport.
  • As long as you are staying in the international transit area of Kansai Aiport (KIX), Haneda (HND), or Narita (NRT) and there is no flight ban on commercial flights, you can still transit through Japan.

Transit In Japan Airport Covid-19

  • First, before departing from Osaka Airport, the passenger must undergo security screening according to Japan domestic flight criteria in order to enter the Osaka Airport departure area.

Only passengers who have undergone screening and cleared the domestic flight criteria may depart.

  • After departing Osaka Airport, the passenger arrives at Narita Airport for transit. What must be noted here is that the passenger in the arrival area has only been screened according to the Japan domestic flight criteria.
  • However, in order for the connecting passenger to enter the Narita Airport international departure area, he or she must now undergo screening according to international flight criteria.

Only passengers who have undergone screening and cleared the international flight criteria may depart for the U.S.

Japan Quarantine Rules For Foreigners

Enforced quarantine measures

  • All travellers including Japanese nationals have to submit a certificate of negative test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country/region where travellers stay when entering Japan.

Those who do not submit a certificate of the negative test result will be denied entry into Japan in accordance with the Quarantine Act. Airline companies will reject boarding those without one.

  • All those who enter, re-enter or return to Japan (including Japanese nationals) are also subject to conducting of COVID-19 test upon arrival no matter whether arriving from the countries/regions designated as an area subject to denial of permission to enter Japan or not until further notice. Then they are required to stay 14 days at a location designated by the quarantine station chief (own residence etc.) and to refrain from using public transportation.
  • Passengers returning to/entering Japan are recommended to complete the online quarantine questionnaire prior to arrival using the link here (Internet access is required) and the QR code issued on the website must be presented to a quarantine officer at the arrival airport.

If an internet connection is not accessible, then a printed version is acceptable by immigration.

  • All Japanese nationals and foreign nationals with the status of residence are also required to pledge to refrain from using public transportation for 14 days and to be in quarantine at home or other designated areas for 14 days, retain the location data, and provide it to the health centers or other institutions, if requested. (If separate quarantine measures are to be taken, those also need to be pledged.)

They are required to sign and submit the Written Pledge (PDF) when entering Japan. Documents completed by an adult (parent or legal guardian) on behalf of small children and infants will be accepted.

  • In case of violation, they may be subject to detention under Quarantine Act and the following shall apply:
  1.  For Japanese nationals, names and other information that contribute to preventing the spread of infection may be made public.
  2. For foreign nationals with the status of residence, names, nationalities, and other information that contribute to preventing the spread of infection may be made public. They may also be subject to the revocation of status of residence and procedures for deportation under Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law.

Those who do not submit the “Written Pledge” are requested to stay at a location designated by the Chief of the Quarantine Station (only at the accommodation booked by the quarantine office) for 14 days.

Reinforced quarantine measures for all the travellers who enter, re-enter or return to Japan from designated countries/regions with coronavirus variant (B.1.617) confirmed for the first time in India.

  • Japanese and Foreign nationals arriving from designated countries/regions with coronavirus variant (B.1.617) confirmed for the first time in India are requested to stay for 3 days at specific facilities designated by the chief of the quarantine station (limited to the accommodations facilities designated by the chief of the quarantine station) and then required to take the COVID-19 tests on the third day.

Those who have a negative result in the test may leave the facility and are requested to self-quarantine at home during the remaining period of 14 days after entering Japan.

  • Among all cross-border travellers and returnees from the countries/regions mentioned above, especially those from countries/regions of high concern judged from a comprehensive assessment factoring in the current infection status, results of the COVID-19 test during the quarantine inspection at the Japanese airports among others, are requested, for the time being, to get tested for COVID-19 on the third and sixth days from the entry into Japan.

Then those who obtain the negative results of both COVID-19 tests may leave from facilities secured by the Quarantine Station but are still required to stay for the remaining period of 14 days after the entry into Japan at a location designated by the quarantine station chief (own residence etc.)

When Will Japan Open Borders

Japan has imposed entry bans on 152 countries including the United States, Canada, all of Europe (including the United Kingdom), and most of Asia. The travel bans are currently in effect indefinitely and there are no signs that the borders will be opened to considerable numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Mauritius COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Entry to Mauritius is partially allowed at the moment, however, all arriving passengers are subject to specific requirements by the government.

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Mauritius travel restrictions covid-19

  • All arriving passengers must hold a certificate of a negative COVID‑19 PCR test administered between 5 and 7 days prior to the date of boarding at the last point of embarkation.
  • Arriving passengers will have to undergo a COVID‑19 PCR test on the day of arrival at the airport and after 7 and 14 days.

If they test positive for COVID‑19, they will be transferred to a public medical institution for treatment. A printed COVID‑19 PCR test certificate is preferred and must be presented at the health counter on arrival.

  • Incoming passengers to Mauritius must download and fill their Public Health Covid‑19 Passenger Health Self‑Declaration Form and Passenger Locator Form which must be handed over to the Ministry of Health and Wellness counters upon their arrival.
  • Passengers must hold a travel package including accommodation, on a full board basis, at a designated hotel for a mandatory 14‑day in‑room quarantine. Passengers must hold proof of purchase and the travel package has to be booked from the MTPA website.

When will Mauritius open its borders?

As of now, travel restrictions have been extended to 31st May, hence no passengers will be allowed entry into Mauritius. However, Mauritian authorities have stated that they will be resuming preparations for the reopening of borders in mid-2021.

Travelling to Mauritius from South Africa coronavirus

Travellers from South Africa will not be allowed entry into Mauritius.

  • Any person having resided in Brazil, Japan or South Africa or with a history of travel to and from Brazil, Japan and South Africa within the last 15 days will not be allowed entry or transit in the Republic of Mauritius. This is effective until 31 May 2021.

 

Singapore COVID-19 Entry Requirements

In an attempt to protect the health of its residents, Singapore has instituted travel and entry policies to limit imported cases of covid-19.

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Singapore COVID restrictions

  • All passengers except Singapore citizens and permanent residents travelling to Singapore must apply for entry approval from the relevant government agencies (e.g. MOE, MOM), or via the application for a Safe Travel pass.

Travellers without entry approval will be denied entry and may have their existing work passes revoked.

  • All passengers, except Singapore citizens or permanent residents, are required to take a COVID‑19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure for Singapore and present a valid negative COVID‑19 test for entry to Singapore.

However, travellers who are aged 6 years or below do not require a COVID 19 PCR test.

  • Passengers who have been in Australia, Brunei, Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, and New Zealand within 21 days of their arrival in Singapore are not required to take a COVID‑19 PCR test for entry to Singapore.

The COVID‑19 PCR test requirement does not apply to:

  1. Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents;
  2. travellers with travel history to low-risk countries/regions (Australia [except NSW], Brunei Darussalam, Macao, Mainland China, New Zealand, and Hong Kong);
  3. travellers transiting/transferring through Singapore, except those with travel history to India, Indonesia and the Philippines; and
  4. Pre‑approved Business Pass holders.
  • All travellers, including Singapore Citizens (SCs) or Permanent Residents (PRs), will need to take a COVID‑19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon arrival at Changi Airport.

Passengers who are exempted from the COVID‑19 PCR test upon arrival are:

  1. Passengers aged six and below in the calendar year ;
  2. Ship crew; and
  3. Work Permit and S‑Pass holders from the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors

To expedite the COVID‑19 PCR test at the airport, travellers are strongly encouraged to register and pre‑pay for their on‑arrival COVID‑19 PCR test (S$160 including GST) prior to departing for Singapore at https://safetravel.changiairport.com.

  • All 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 (to be downloaded from Apple AppStore or Google Play).
  • Those travelling from countries with an Air Travel Pass agreement must also download the Trace Together app from GooglePlay to their mobile device.
  • Upon entry into Singapore, passengers may have to self‑isolate, depending on the traveller’s recent travel history in the past consecutive 21 days to countries/regions listed in the Summary Table here.
  • All travellers (except those from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, and New Zealand) with recent travel history to higher risk countries/regions, are required to serve a 21‑day Stay Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities.
  • Travellers who have stayed in Fiji and Vietnam in the past consecutive 21 days before arrival in Singapore will be subjected to a 21‑day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities, with the option to serve the last 7 days at their place of residence.
  • Travellers from the UK, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka who are currently required to serve 21‑day SHN will be required to serve the full duration of the SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.
  • Travellers including returning Singapore Citizen (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residence (SPR) serving a 21‑day SHN will undergo COVID‑19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing on arrival, on day 14 of their SHN, and before the end of their 21‑day SHN period.
  • All travellers arriving from Hong Kong will undergo a reduced 7-day SHN, which can be served at their place of residence if suitable. They will be subjected to an on arrival COVID 19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, and another PCR test before the end of their 7-day SHN.

All passengers entering Singapore must comply with Singapore’s public health and immigration requirements as specified by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.

Can Singaporean travel to Malaysia now?

Yes, travel on compassionate grounds between Singapore and Malaysia is currently allowed and people from either country can apply for cross-border travel to visit family members for emergency reasons such as death or critical illness.

New Zealand Entry Requirements – COVID-19

Entry to New Zealand is strictly controlled as the country remains closed to almost all travellers in an attempt to curb the COVID-19 wave.

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NZ entry requirements covid

  • All passengers, except those arriving from Australia, Antarctica, Albania, Belize, Dominica, Kenya, Laos, Montenegro, Myanmar, Slovenia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent, the Grenadines, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Pacific Islands must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight.

Accepted tests include RT ‑ PCR and LAMP/ Antigen.

The following categories of passengers are exempted from the COVID‑19 test requirements:

  • Children less than two years of age;
  • Diplomatic and consular personnel, and New Zealand Defence Force personnel, who are currently exempt from the Air Border Order and/or managed COVID‑19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine) Order 2020;
  • Individuals granted permission to enter New Zealand for humanitarian reasons, including medical evacuations from the Pacific;
  • Individuals arriving in New Zealand by air from Antarctica.

Passengers travelling from safe zones in Australia will not be required to enter managed isolation or quarantine on arrival in New Zealand.

  • All other travellers, including people holding residence class visas, must spend at least 14 days outside of very high-risk countries before flying to New Zealand. Transit through a very high-risk country is excluded from the 14-day requirement.
  • Visitors from the Cook Islands are allowed a quarantine-free entry into New Zealand
  • All passengers arriving in New Zealand must book accommodation at a managed isolation and quarantine facility before travel and must hold the “MIQ” voucher upon arrival in New Zealand.

Passengers can get a voucher for their stay from the Managed Isolation Allocation System website. A printed or digital copy of the voucher must be presented at check‑in.

Who can enter New Zealand covid

The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all travellers. Only the following categories of passengers travelling from very high‑risk countries will be accepted for travel to New Zealand:

  • New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and residents with valid travel conditions (excluding people granted a resident visa outside New Zealand and who are travelling to New Zealand on that resident visa for the first time).
  • Partners, dependent children (aged 19 years or under if they hold a temporary visa or 24 and under if they hold a resident visa) of New Zealand citizens or residents who hold a visa based on their relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident partner or parent.

Partners of New Zealand citizens can be a spouse, civil union partner or de‑facto partner.

  • Diplomats who hold a post in New Zealand.

The following countries are currently considered very high risk: Brazil, India, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea. Non‑New Zealand citizens are required to hold a valid visa to enter New Zealand.

Is New Zealand covid-19 free

No, New Zealand is not free from COVID-19. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an Alert Level 1 notice for all of New Zealand meaning there is a low Level of COVID-19 in the country.

COVID 19 Entry Requirements India

India has become an epicentre of a new wave of worldwide COVID-19 cases and as such many countries have banned flights and issued guidelines for passengers travelling from India.

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Quarantine rules in India for international travellers

  • All passengers must submit an undertaking form on the online portal agreeing to undergo mandatory 7 days paid institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self‑monitoring of health.

COVID‑19 RT PCR test will be conducted during the 5th to 7th day at the hotel and all related costs are to be borne by the passenger.

  • All passengers travelling from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa are advised to quarantine at home for 7 days. Passengers must take a COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test on the 7th day of arrival.

If they test negative, they can be released from quarantine and continue to monitor their health for 7 days.

  • All other passengers will be allowed to leave the airport/take transit flights and will be required to undertake self‑monitoring of their health for 14 days.

Passengers under the following exceptional circumstances would be considered for exemption from the 7‑day mandatory institutional quarantine. The exemption will be decided upon arrival and verification of supporting documents.

  • Elderly passengers over 65 years old
  • Pregnant women in advanced stages of pregnancy
  • Both parents accompanying children below 5 years old
  • Passengers with supporting documents for a serious illness and who require medical attention or medical conditions that require immediate admission to a medical institution
  • Extreme family distress, severe injury or death of immediate family member
  • Passengers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID‑19 and can provide a vaccination certificate and complete a self‑declaration form.
  • Unvaccinated children travelling with vaccinated parents must undergo institutional quarantine with one accompanying adult passenger. Exemption from institutional quarantine for accompanying children can be requested under the Air Suvidha section on the online portal, subject to approval from authorities.
  • Medical professionals with proof from medical institutions that they are travelling to perform life‑saving surgeries or attending critical patients

Air India covid-19 test requirements

Travel to India is restricted to specified categories of passengers and tourists are not yet permitted. Flights to India will be restricted only to the following passengers:

  1. Indian Nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in UAE or in any country in South America or Africa;
  2. All overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and person of Indian origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country;
  3. UAE nationals and foreign nationals (from any country in South America or Africa only) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist visa.
  • All passengers must carry a hard copy of a negative COVID 19 RT‑PCR certificate test at the time of departure. Digital copies will not be allowed. The certificate should be in English, specifying the name of the passenger and the outcome of the test.
  • All passengers, including children and infants, must upload their COVID‑19 RT‑PCR results on the Air Suvidha online portal for a test taken within 72 hours prior to the start of their journey.

Arrival in India without a negative COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test report will only be allowed in cases of exigency of death in the family. Passengers can apply for such an exemption on the online portal at least 72 hours before boarding. The decision taken by the government as communicated on the online portal will be final.

  • All passengers, including infants and children, without any exception, are to undergo self‑paid molecular tests upon arrival at the Indian airports (port of entry). Passengers must carry adequate funds for the same.
  • All passengers can leave their entry point in India after taking the on‑arrival molecular tests except for the following:
    • Passengers travelling from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa and arriving at Bangalore airport must wait for their results before leaving the airport or connecting to another flight.
    • Connecting passengers travelling from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa and transiting at Indian airports must wait 8‑10 hours at the entry airport in India before taking their connecting flights.
  • All passengers who test positive for COVID‑19 during the on‑arrival molecular tests will undergo treatment per standard health protocol.

If they’re travelling from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa they will be isolated in an institutional isolation facility coordinated by the respective state health authorities.

Travel to USA from India during Covid-19

  • Passengers who have been physically present in India 14 days preceding their trip are not permitted to travel to the USA.

Exemptions are granted to

  • any lawful permanent resident of the United States;
  • any noncitizen national of the United States;
  • any noncitizen who is the spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
  • any noncitizen who is the parent or legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21;
  • any noncitizen who is the sibling of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21;
  • any noncitizen who is the child, foster child, or ward of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classifications
  • any noncitizen travelling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment or mitigation of the virus