Government officials and private-sector employees involved in health and essential services are now exempted from the ban on all airline passenger travel implemented last month.

Key Points:

  • As of May 6, state officials, private sector workers and state-owned enterprise (SOE) employees that provide health services, basic necessities, security and defense, and vital economic functions, are permitted to travel.
  • State officials must obtain a permit from their superior with at least the rank of Echelon II.
  • Business travelers are required to sign a statement letter to notify local officials.
  • Prior to their departure, all travelers must provide a negative result for the COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or rapid test, or health documents from a hospital or clinic, as well as a return ticket.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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