This page is updated continuously. With the live updates, we aim to give you a quick insight into the current state of domestic and international travel in the Asia Pacific. Hopefully, this will help you to make the right decisions regarding your leisure travel or business trips during the coronavirus pandemic.We strongly advise ensuring your eligibility to travel (international and domestic) before booking a flight.
Asia Pacific countries have taken drastic measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on their homefront. Most governments have placed bans on incoming travelers, and almost all have restrictions of some kind.
At the moment we are in a phase of caution, slow process of reopening travel, with every country introducing its own regulations.
International travel is still on hold, with a handful of exceptions. Even the eligible travelers must expect a 14 days quarantine to ensure they are free of the virus.
Domestic travel is first to come back to life, and you can fly between selected destinations in countries like Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Precisely defined regulations apply, so always check the official websites for the latest government’s announcements.
In Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan authorities are experimenting with “country-to-country travel bubbles” to jumpstart aviation, tourism, and business travel. Safe air travel corridors are being established between carefully selected airports, where the quarantine-free travel is allowed (with temperature and symptom-checks still in place). We should expect a gradual addition of new “low-risk” countries to these travel bubbles, with the coronavirus-free situation being the main condition for inclusion.
Visitors from “moderate-risk” or “high-risk” countries – those with large numbers of new cases like India or Indonesia – will most likely be subject to quarantines and stricter entry restrictions (or even travel bans) for a prolonged time.
It’s worth observing how air travel will be adapting to the “new normal”. It will define how we travel for the next months or longer.
We are updating the data as it becomes released by governments, airlines, and airports. For general information and health advice latest updates on the pandemic status visit the WHO website. For the latest news, coronavirus maps and statistics visit Google COVID-19 Statistic.
Coronavirus Travel Restrictions by Country
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
Australia’s borders are closed. Only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.
Australian citizens are restricted from traveling overseas (a few exceptions apply).
There is a plan to reopen borders with New Zealand in June. This "COVID-safe travel zone" may expand to coronavirus-free South Pacific nations in July. Travel to other countries (as long as they are considered "safe") will be allowed starting September 10.
Transiting Australia is allowed for foreign nationals, as long as the connecting flight will depart from the same airport.
Passengers arriving from any country may undergo health screening on arrival.
Mandatory 14-days quarantine after arrival in a designated facility (free of charge).
All travelers entering Cambodia must present a COVID-19 medical certificate, indicating a negative status, issued no more than 72 hours prior to the travel. Proof of medical insurance coverage of at least $50,000 is also required.
Visa-free entry is suspended. Foreign visitors are required to obtain a visa in advance.
Mandatory 14 days of quarantine for all travelers entering Cambodia. Upon arrival, travelers must undergo a COVID-19 test and wait to receive laboratory results. If one or more travelers test positive for COVID-19, all accompanying passengers will be subject to quarantine at a location designated by Cambodian authorities. In case of negative COVID-19 test results for all passengers, they are allowed to self-quarantine at their own home or hotel (under control of local authority).
China’s borders are closed to almost all foreigners.
Only owners of diplomatic visa, service visa, courtesy visa, C visa, and new visa successfully applied for from Chinese embassies or consulates overseas, are allowed to enter.
Limit of about 20 international flights that are allowed to land in China each day.
Transit through Beijing Capital International Airport and Xiamen Airport is not permitted.
All passengers, regardless of nationality, will be subject to the latest quarantine policies.
Essential travel for business and official purposes are allowed between China and Singapore starting June. "Travel bubble" routes include Singapore and Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
Domestic flights have resumed its operations.
Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter Hong Kong (with some exceptions).
Transit services at the airport are partly resuming starting June 2020.
Passengers who are eligible to enter Hong Kong will be required to undergo 14 days of compulsory quarantine.
Denied entry (including transit) for passengers coming from Afghanistan, Malaysia and the Philippines.
14-days quarantine for passengers arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain, Germany.
All nationals traveling from/visited Italy or South Korea are required to obtain a certificate proving negative result for the COVID-19 test.
Visas for foreigners already in India remain valid.
Denied entry for all foreign nationals (with some exceptions).
Negative PCR COVID-19 test result required for all foreign arrivals. The test must have been conducted within 7 days prior to travel.
All eligible foreign nationals will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry
International flights are on hold.
Domestic flights are gradually resuming from June 2020.
Extensive restrictions on domestic travel within Indonesia on all forms of land and sea transport.
Face mask required at all times.
Foreigners already in Indonesia automatically receive Emergency Stay Permit valid until the Covid-19 pandemic is over.
Denied entry for foreign nationals who have visited recently Albania, Armenia, Israel, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Ecuador, Egypt, Australia, Canada, Republic of Korea, North Macedonia, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Kosovo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Singapore, Slovakia, Serbia, Thailand, Taiwan, Czech, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Chile, Dominica, Turkey, New Zealand, Panama, Hungary, Bahrain, Philippines, Finland, Brazil, Bulgaria, Brunei, United States, Vietnam, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bolivia, Poland, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Mauritius, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania.
Plans to ease entry limits for Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Vietnam in summer. Visitors wil be required to present documentation showing they had tested negative for the virus.
Entry denied (including transit) for all foreign nationals (with some exceptions).
Mandatory health screening upon entry for passengers eligible to enter Singapore.
Essential travel for business and official purposes are allowed between Singapore and China starting June. "Travel bubble" routes include Singapore and Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang.
Visa exemptions for 90 nationalities are temporarily suspended (with some exceptions).
Self-Isolation Exemption Certificate issued by the Embassy of Korea is required for entry from all foreign nationals. Alternatively, a passenger will be quarantined at a government facility at a cost of KRW1,400,000 (A$ 1750 / $1150) - paid before the flight.
International flights are presently very limited although Vietnam is considering opening its borders to foreign visitors from countries that have not reported new coronavirus cases for 30 days. Vietnam considers opening reciprocal travel bubbles with China and South Korea.
All travelers on domestic and international flights must wear face masks during the flight and while at the airport.
Entry is denied for all foreigners.
All visa issuances are suspended.
Only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers are allowed to enter the country at this time. Everyone entering Vietnam must undergo medical checks and 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
Most of Vietnam’s tourist destinations are closed.
The airlines cut their flight capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic. The situation is dynamic, routes and destinations are restored as governments ease their travel restrictions and demand increases. Also, the airlines are introducing new regulations and requirements for passengers during the boarding process and on a plane.
We are updating the data as it becomes released by the airlines. Follow us on Twitter for travel alerts.
We strongly advise ensuring your eligibility to travel (international and domestic) before booking a flight.
Starting April 2020 domestic flights are gradually resuming for AirAsia and its regional subsidiaries.
AirAsia Malaysia restarted flights on 29 April.
AirAsia Thailand restarted flights on 1 May.
AirAsia India resumed flights to all 21 domestic destinations in India on 25 May.
AirAsia Indonesia and AirAsia Philippines reopen domestic routes from 1 June 2020.
Flights to international destinations will resume once governments have opened borders and lifted travel restrictions.
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.
We are updating the data as it becomes released by the airports. Follow us on Twitter for travel alerts.
Coronavirus Travel Updates by Airport
Departure/Arrival/Transit COVID-19 Update
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)
Entry 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.
International 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.