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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
HIV TESTING REQUIREMENTS
PUBLISHED BY THE BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS
DECEMBER 1994





                                    December 1994



Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Testing Requirements for Entry into Foreign Countries

     An increasing number of countries require that foreigners be tested 
for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prior to entry.  This is 
particularly true for students or long-term visitors.  The following 
list of country requirements is based on information available as of 
November 1994 and is subject to change.  Before traveling abroad, check 
with the embassy of the country to be visited to learn entry 
requirements and specifically whether or not AIDS testing is a 
requirement.  If the list indicates U.S. test results are acceptable 
"under certain conditions" in a particular country, prospective 
travelers should inquire at the embassy of that country for details 
(i.e., which laboratories in the United States may perform tests and 
where to have results certified and authenticated) before departing the 
United States.

Country      Test Required For                   U.S. Test Accepted?

Australia    All applicants for permanent        Yes*
             residence age 15 and over.  All
             other applicants who require
             medical examinations are tested
             if it is indicated on clinical
             grounds.

Bahrain      Foreign workers in certain          No, testing performed
             job categories, i.e. hotel          on arrival
             staff, hair dressers, etc.
	
Belize       All applicants for residency        Yes*
             permits 

British Virgin    Anyone staying more than 6     Yes
 Islands          months and applicants for
                  work permits

Bulgaria     May be required for any             No
             foreigner staying longer than one
             month for purposes of study
             or work and all intending immigrants

China, People's   Those staying more than 6      Yes, under certain
 Republic of      months                         conditions*

Colombia     Anyone suspected of being HIV       N/A
             positive will not be admitted

Cuba         All foreigners, excluding           No
             diplomats, staying 90 days
             or longer

Cyprus       All foreigners working or           No
             studying

Dominican Republic   Foreigners seeking          No
                     residency

Egypt        All foreigners staying for          Yes, under certain
             more than 30 days                   conditions*

El Salvador  All applicants for permanent        No
             residency over 18 years

Estonia      Foreigners seeking                  Yes, under certain
             residency or work permits           conditions*

Germany, Federal   Applicants for residence      No
 Republic of       permits staying over 180 days
 (Bavaria only)    in Bavaria

Greece       Woman intending to work             Yes, under certain
             in entertainment centers            conditions*

Hungary      Anyone staying over 1 year,         Yes, under certain
             and all intending immigrants        conditions*
             (some employers may
             require workers to be tested)

India        All students over 18, anyone        Test must be taken
             between the ages of 18 and          within 30 days of
             70 with a visa valid for one        arrival*
             year or more and anyone
             extending a stay to a year or
             more, excluding accredited
             journalists and those 
             working in foreign missions

Iraq         Anyone staying over 5 days          Yes, under certain
             (Failure to have the test           conditions* (To avoid
             done will result in a fine up to    $330 fee  have test
             $1600.)                             done  in the  U.S. 
                                                 before departing.)

Kazakhstan   Workers and students staying        Yes, under certain
             over 3 months and anyone            conditions*
             seeking residency

Korea        Foreigners working as enter-        Yes
             tainers staying over 90 days  
             and foreign athletes who are
             members of Korean teams

Kuwait       Those planning to obtain            No
             residence permits 

Lebanon      Those planning to live or           No*
             work

Libya        Those seeking residence             Yes
             permits, excluding official
             visitors

Lithuania    Applicants for permanent            Yes, under certain 
             residence permits                   conditions*

Malaysia     Foreigners seeking work             Yes, under certain 
             permits                             conditions*

Marshall Islands,   Temporary visitors staying   Yes, under certain
 Republic of the    more than 30 days, and       conditions*
                    applicants for residence permits

Mauritius    Foreigners planning to work         Yes, under certain
             or seek permanent residence         conditions*

Mexico       Applicants for permanent            Yes, under certain
             residence visas                     conditions*

Micronesia   Anyone staying over 90 days         Yes
(Federated
 States of)

Montserrat   University students and appli-      Yes, under certain
             cants for work and residency        conditions*

Oman         Those newly-employed by             No
             private sector companies and
             upon renewal of work permit

Papua        Anyone planning to work             Yes
 New Guinea  or seeking residency

Paraguay     Applicants for temporary            Yes, under certain
             or permanent resident status        conditions*

Philippines  Applicants for permanent            Yes
             resident visas

Russia       All foreign visitors (pending       No*
             legislation)

Saudi Arabia Applicants for residency/work       Yes
             permits

St. Kitts and Nevis
             Students, intending immigrants      Yes, under certain
             and those seeking employment        conditions*

Singapore    Workers who earn less than        No
             $945 per month

Syria        Those seeking residency and         No
             anyone wishing to marry a Syrian 
             national in Syria

Taiwan       Applicants for residence and work   Yes, under certain
             permits (may also be required for   conditions*
             those extending visitor visas)

Turks and Caicos Islands
             Foreign workers (testing is         No
             part of medical exam that is
             required for work permits)

United Arab  Applicants for work or              No, testing preformed
 Emirates    residence permits                   on arrival 


Ukraine      Anyone staying longer than          Yes, under certain 
             3 months                            conditions*






*Check with the embassy or representative office in Washington, D.C. for 
detailed  requirements.

    Prepared by  the  Bureau of Consular Affairs
    Public Affairs and Policy Coordination Staff
December 1994

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