New Airport Rules For Passengers [COVID-19 Live Update]

The airports keep introducing key measures to limit the contact that passengers may have with others as they check-in and then proceed to the departure gates. This travel advisory will help you to make the right decisions regarding your leisure travel or business trips during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

We are updating the data as it becomes released by airports. For general COVID-19-related health advice please visit the WHO website.

6 December 2020
Maksim Koval
  1. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
  2. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
  3. Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
  4. Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
  5. Soekarno-Hatta (CGK)

The airports keep introducing key measures to limit the contact that passengers may have with others as they check-in and then proceed to the departure gates.

COVID-19 related procedures include contactless self-checkin kiosks, self-service baggage drop, self-scanning of boarding passes, changes to food and drink services, regular cleaning of highly frequented areas, etc. As you make your way to your designated departure gate, expect social distancing measures in waiting areas and when boarding to minimize crowding.

Google is adding new features on its Maps service to alert users about COVID-19-related travel restrictions. You can now plan your trips better, by checking how crowded a train station or an airport might be at a particular time, or if public transport on a certain route is running on a limited schedule. The new features also include details on COVID-19 checkpoints and restrictions on crossing national borders.

Coronavirus Travel Updates by Airport
AirportDeparture/Arrival/Transit COVID-19 Update
Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Hong KongEntry denied for all non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas.

Transit services at the airport are partly resuming starting June 2020.

14-day compulsory quarantine for residents and non-residents coming from Mainland China, Macao and Taiwan. Entry will be denied if non-Hong Kong resident visited overseas countries in the 14 days prior to arrival in Hong Kong.

All departing passengers are required to wear face masks in the restricted area of the departure area.
Arriving passengers are recommended to wear face masks upon their arrival.

Limited service for some airport shops and restaurants. Only essential services are opened for shortened operating hours, including food and beverage, pharmacy, convenience store, money exchange and duty-free shops.

official website   travel restrictions: Hong Kong
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), Kuala LumpurInternational and domestic flights are allowed to depart and arrive.

KLIA Express train service in Kuala Lumpur is suspended.

It is advised to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before departure.

Only passengers with a valid flight ticket or boarding pass are allowed to enter the airport.

Transit and connecting flight passengers who do not require immigration clearance are allowed to enter the airport. No access to the baggage collection area - the check-in baggage must be transferred to the connecting flight by the airline.

Inter-terminal transit (KLIA to KLIA2, KLIA2 to KLIA) is not possible.

Thermal screening for arriving passengers and flight crews.

Medical bays for quarantine purposes located at the arrival gates. Passengers showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be brought to the nearest hospital upon arrival.

Face mask required at all times.

Most airport shops, services are closed, excluding pharmacies, supermarkets and convenience stores selling essential items. Since eat-in is not allowed at the airport restaurants, the passengers can order take-aways.

official website   travel restrictions: Malaysia

Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), Denpasar (Bali)Bali provincial government requires that all travelers visiting the island must present a valid document that shows a negative result for COVID-19 from a swab PCR test. This should be done before flying to Bali, and the document should be checked at the departure airport.

Additional documents may be required:
– a statement of purpose of the visit
– a statement from a sponsor (who is expected to be responsible for the traveler during his stay in the province).
– an application form filled up on the website prepared by the provincial government

These entry requirements are expected to be lifted later this year.

official website   travel restrictions: Indonesia
Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), SingaporeTransit through Singapore Changi Airport is temporary not allowed until further notice.

Safe distancing and temperature taking are mandatory.

Airport staff wears protective equipment when interacting with passengers.

COVID-19 page   travel restrictions: Singapore
Soekarno-Hatta (CGK), JakartaNegative PCR COVID-19 test result required for all foreign arrivals. The test must have been conducted within 7 days prior to travel.

Implement physical distancing among passengers.

Travel documents checks (according to government regulations).

travel restrictions: Indonesia
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Maksim Koval

Maksim is an industry expert and digital editor at Tiket2. He is also a frequent flyer, travel writer, photographer, and the truest evangelist of the company.

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