ASEA-UNINET Members: Information on National Visa and University Regulations for Students and Researchers

The following information on visa and university regulations for students and researchers in ASEA-UNINET member countries is provided by ASEA-UNINET National Coordinators and will be regularly updated. This is for informative purpose only and should help to plan and schedule upcoming ASEA-UNINET cooperation. For legally binding information please contact the respective authorities and embassies.


  • Austria (up-to-date 19th October 2020)

For the current entrance regulations please refer to the information provided on the website of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection: 

(“Entry and Transit – Information” and “Entry and Transit – Frequently asked questions”).

Updated information on the current regulations on entry and residence with regard to Covid-19 can also be found here on the website of the OeAD, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research.


  • Kingdom of Cambodia

no information published yet


  • Czech Republic (up-to-date 24th July 2020)

For brief information on the situation in the Czech Republic regarding students & researchers incoming from the “third” countries (i.e. from outside the EU) please see


  • Germany

no information published yet


  • Greece

no information published yet


  • Indonesia (up-to-date 24th July 2020)

For regulations by the Indonesian government relating to the travel restriction for foreigner visitors and stay permits for foreigners staying in Indonesia and for university’s regulations for international mobility during the Covid-19 pandemic situation in Indonesia please see 


  • Iran

no information published yet


  • Italy (up-to-date 20th July 2020)

The Italian Ministry of Universities and Research published Rules on Procedures for Entry, Residency and Enrolment at Higher Education Institutions for Students requiring Visas for Higher Educeation Courses in Italy (Academic Year 2020/2021) published by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research (Information in Italian):


  • Malaysia

no information published yet


  • Myanmar

no information published yet


  • Pakistan (up-to-date 25th July 2020)

The number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan unfortunately continues to grow. As of 23rd July, the total number of cases reached 270,400, with 5,763 deaths being recorded.

Restrictive measures and the more extensive use of smart lockdowns are in place. Educational institutions and many research centers remained closed, and public gatherings are banned. However, people are allowed in marketplaces for a limited time. Pakistan’s international airports were opened from 20th June for regular flights. International flights are only operating from major cities Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad airports in limited numbers. Domestic flights were allowed to operate with precautionary measures in place.


  • The Philippines (up-to-date 6th July 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in the Philippines

The Philippines declared a health emergency due to the local transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).  All sea and land borders are closed to foreign travelers. Filipino nationals, spouses or children of nationals, and residents returning from abroad must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Face masks are also recommended inside the airport.  Contact your airline to see if there are any international or provincial entry restrictions in place. For information relevant to you and your circumstances, contact the Department of Tourism in the Philippines via their Facebook page, or call the DOT hotline at 1-386. Lockdown measures may remain in place for areas of the Philippines that are considered high-risk. Lower risk areas will be placed under a less strict quarantine.


  • Portugal (up-to-date 1st September 2020)

The University of Port provided the following information on the university’s regulations concerning international students:

Governamental Decree-Law containing general regulations applicable to all universities in Portugal, including the University of Porto (in Portuguese):

Specific regulations of University of Porto regarding international students (in English):

The policy on visas differs from country to country and is entirely defined by the Portughese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


  • Slovakia

no information published yet


  • Spain

no information published yet


  • Thailand (up-to-date 19th August 2020)

Entrance regulations:

Conditions for aircraft permission to enter Thailand, issued by the the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand:

Prince of Songkla University Announcement: Guidelines for international students and foreign staff abroad to return to Prince of Songkla University during the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic situation:


  • Vietnam

no information published yet


  • Candidate Members (Laos, Sweden)

no information published yet


Links and platforms providing information on the situation in various countries (suggested by ASEA-UNINET National Coordinators)