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Post-Pandemic Travel and Entry Requirements as of June 2022 in Asian Countries

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Updated: A Country-by-Country Guide to Post-Pandemic Re-openings in Asia

Good news! The majority of Asia’s favourite travel destinations have now removed any requirement for pre-travel COVID testing. Most countries in Asia are now open for fully vaccinated visitors from the USA, Europe and beyond.

Thailand, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are open with no testing requirements. While there are some limited formalities to complete, which we detail below, travel to these destinations is now easy, efficient and for the most part back to normal.

For China, Taiwan, Myanmar, Japan: sadly, they are still closed or very heavily restricted and essentially not open for reasonable, practical and enjoyable international tourism.

In this week’s edition, we’ll share with you the latest updates on the current travel restrictions in Asia so you can start planning and booking those much-needed holidays and travels to Asia. Read on!


Bhutan

– International travel to Bhutan is now possible but travellers must be fully vaccinated and on arrival in Bhutan they must also complete a mandatory 5 day/6night quarantine in a government approved hotel.

Restrictions are expected to be removed from August (non official)

Cambodia

– Open with quarantine-free entry to fully vaccinated tourists with proof of vaccination status.

India

India’s borders are now open with quarantine-free entry to fully vaccinated tourists. All tourists must complete a Self-Declaration Form at least 72 hours before departure and upload it to the Air Suvidha Portal app they will need to install on their phone. The declaration will need to include a log from the last 14 days of where you have travelled.

The Indian authorities have said that they will randomly select 2% of passengers arriving by air to undergo a Covid-19 test. The remaining passengers will be allowed to leave the airport without further testing and go about their business with no quarantine required.

Indonesia

– Open with quarantine-free entry to fully vaccinated tourists with proof of vaccination status.

Request to download an Indonesian mobile application PeduliLindungi (available on Google Play; App Store)

Laos

– Open with quarantine-free entry to fully vaccinated tourists with proof of vaccination status.

Malaysia

– Open with quarantine-free entry to fully vaccinated tourists.
Pre-arrival, all visitors must complete a traveller’s card via MySejahtera and verify your vaccine certificate through the Malaysian government’s portal https://www.mysafetravel.gov.my/ .

Maldives

– Open with quarantine-free entry to tourists (vaccinated or unvaccinated) as long as they can provide a valid negative for covid PCR test result taken 96 hours or less prior to arrival in the Maldives. Visitors must also complete a Traveller Health Declaration Form 72 hours prior to arrival via https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd.

Nepal

Open with quarantine-free entry to tourists regardless of their vaccination status. Vaccinated arrivals must show proof of their vaccination status. Unvaccinated tourists must provide proof of a of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 48 hours before departure to Nepal. Children below the age of 5 are exempt from vaccine requirements.

Philippines

– Open with quarantine-free entry to fully vaccinated tourists (with at least one booster shot).

Singapore

– Open with quarantine-free entry to fully vaccinated tourists. A proof of vaccination status is required, travelers must also complete an online SG Arrival Card (3 days before arrival) and also have travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment.

South Korea

– Open with quarantine-free entry to fully vaccinated (3 doses within no longer than the last 180days) tourists. Travellers must also provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 48 hours before departure or a supervised Rapid Antigen Test 24 hours before departure. If you test positive before departure as a result of having contracted COVID-19 in the past, you may not be permitted to board your flight even if you have medical documentation of the prior diagnosis and recovery.

Sri Lanka

– Sri Lanka is open to international travellers with valid tourist visas, and no quarantine required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. Unvaccinated travellers must however provide a negative COVID-19 PCR/RT test taken within 72/48 hours of your flight, and vaccinated travellers must provide a proof of vaccination status. All travellers must also purchase approved travel insurance before travelling.

Thailand

– Open to fully vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists. All non-Thai tourists must purchase approved travel insurance with covid cover, apply for a Thailand Pass from https://tp.consular.go.th/  and unvaccinated tourists must present a negative covid PCR test result taken no longer than 72hours prior to departure to Thailand. Those who don’t present a test result will be required to quarantine for 5 days.

Vietnam

– Open to fully vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists without quarantine. All tourists must complete a health declaration at the airport and have travel insurance covering covid. Additionally, all tourists must download and enable the Vietnam Gov’s COVID tracking app (PC-Covid Vietnam) where tourists share their health status during their time in-country in Vietnam.


We look forward to welcoming you back to our Asian homes.

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