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Unlocking Asia Pacific Travel: Which Countries Are Open for Tourism Now?

Asia Pacific countries are in the final stages of reopening their borders to tourism. Learn about regions you can travel to without vaccine, destinations that don't require testing and quarantine, new visa and passport requirements, and more.

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23 September 2022
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Asia is reopening to international tourism

Asian countries are taking a cautious approach to restart tourism, announcing reopening plans each at their own pace. Many countries have recently stepped up vaccination efforts, prompting policymakers to be more willing to reopen the borders and welcome vaccinated foreign travelers.

The pace of reopening is now gaining momentum across Asia. The Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Thailand were the first countries to reopen for international travelers. Once lagging behind, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam are all catching up. Vaccinated visitors to Cambodia, Fiji, India, Laos, Nepal, the Philippines, and the UAE are allowed entry without compulsory quarantine. In some cases, even pre-departure and on-arrival Covid tests are not required.

🇦🇺 Australia travel updates

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Australia is open to international travelers

Australia reopened its borders on February 21, 2022. In July, the last travel restrictions have been lifted — overseas arrivals no longer have to prove they have been vaccinated. A negative pre-departure test is no longer required. However, masks are still mandatory on planes flying to Australia.

Most passport holders need the right visa to come to Australia.

Australia travel status
Open for tourismYes (since Feb 21, 2022)
Vaccination requiredYes
Mandatory quarantineRules determined on a state level
Test before departureNo
Test on arrivalNo
Official travel advisoryhealth.gov.au

Australia entry restrictions

All incoming international travelers are requested to provide proof they’ve had two doses of an approved vaccine. A negative Covid test result is no longer required to board the plane. Unvaccinated international travelers who arrive in Australia may be considered for visa cancellation, detention, and removal.

If you arrive by plane you should complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) available online.

Official government pages contain up-to-date information about currently available visa options.

Quarantine rules

Quarantine rules are determined on a state level. Reduced quarantine may apply depending on the state or territory the visitor is traveling to. Most states require travelers to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 24 hours of arriving in Australia.

Can I travel to Australia right now?

🇰🇭 Cambodia travel updates

Cambodia is open to international travel

Cambodia reopened its borders to international tourism in November 2021. Fully vaccinated travelers can enter quarantine-free while unvaccinated visitors must quarantine for 7 days at a government-designated hotel. Pre-departure and on arrival Covid tests are no longer required. Visa on arrival service has been resumed.

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Cambodia travel status
Open for tourismYes (since Nov 15, 2022)
VaccinationRecommended
Mandatory quarantineUnvaccinated visitors only (7 days)
Test before departureNo
Test on arrivalNo
Official travel advisorymfaic.gov.kh

Visas

Cambodia has resumed its visa on arrival service, which cost US$35 for a maximum stay of 30 days. Some nationalities have to arrange visas in advance, before arrival – by applying online on the Cambodian Government’s official portal evisa.gov.kh, or through the nearest embassy or consulate of Cambodia.

Cambodia travel requirements

All vaccinated travelers need to demonstrate their vaccination status on arrival.

Unvaccinated visitors must present a PCR COVID-19 test taken at least 72 hours before arriving in Cambodia. A deposit of $US2,000 in cash is required to cover the costs of further tests and quarantine (any unused funds will be returned).

All foreign travelers must have health insurance with a minimum coverage of US$50,000. The insurance must cover COVID-19 treatments, quarantine, and hospitalization.

Transit through Cambodia

Transit via Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) in Cambodia is permitted for most foreign nationals. If you don’t have a boarding pass for a connecting flight, you should contact the transit security check before proceeding to the gate.

Quarantine rules

Fully vaccinated visitors are not required to quarantine on arrival.

Unvaccinated visitors must undergo 7 days quarantine at a government-designated hotel or Alternative State Quarantine hotel. There is a mandatory Covid test on the first day and the last day of quarantine.

Can I travel to Cambodia right now?

🇨🇳 China travel updates

China is closed to international tourism

China remains committed to the zero-covid strategy – travel restrictions and bans continue to be lifted or increased as the pandemic situation changes. Currently, international travel remains largely barred, and the country may stay isolated with closed borders well into 2023.

Only foreign nationals with valid residence permits or visiting China for emergency reasons are allowed to enter. There is also a Fast Lane agreement with Germany, France, South Korea, the UK, Japan, and Singapore allowing travel between countries for business travelers.

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China travel status
Open for tourismNo
Vaccination requiredYes
Mandatory quarantineYes (21 days)
Test before departureYes
Test on arrivalYes
Official travel advisorymfa.gov.cn

China entry regulations

All travelers must apply for an official permit or a visa with the Chinese consulate in their native country. They also must prove to have a compelling reason for traveling (for example humanitarian needs). For a visa, a physical application needs to be sent by mail to the consulate. The total fee is around $150 ( A$205) and must be paid by money order or check.

A PCR test took 48 hours before boarding is required. The test report along with and letter of commitment on COVID-19 vaccination should be submitted on the China Health Declaration Certificate website.

Entry requirements were slightly eased on May 20, allowing entry for visitors from selected countries (including the UK, USA, Spain, and Australia) – regardless of their vaccination status they now just need to undergo two PCR tests within 48 hours before departure.

Fast Lanes

China has set up fast track channels with some countries to make essential business travels or official visits to China easier. So far, Fast Track agreements have been signed with Germany, France, South Korea, the UK, Japan, and Singapore.

Quarantine rules

Travelers entering Mainland China must undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing on arrival and a 21-days quarantine at their own cost. To be released from the quarantine travelers must agree to a variety of invasive COVID-19 tests.

When China will open its borders for tourism?

The Chinese government announced that the realistic date to lift border restrictions would be in the second half of 2022. However, the country will only reopen after meeting a number of requirements.

Can I travel to China right now?

🇫🇯 Fiji travel updates

Fiji is open to international tourism

Fiji opened its borders to foreign tourists on December 1, 2021. All visitors aged 16 years and above must be fully vaccinated. There is no quarantine and pre-departure Covid test requirement, though you need to book an in-country Covid RAT test prior to departure to Fiji and produce travel insurance with Covid coverage.

All transportation, businesses, and tourist venues operate at full capacity. However, mask-wearing is still being enforced.

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Fiji travel status
Open for tourismYes
Vaccination requiredYes
Mandatory quarantineVisitors from non-Travel Partner countries only (10 days)
Test before departureNo
Test on arrivalYes
Official travel advisorywww.fiji.travel

Transit through Fiji

You can stay within the airport if you have a valid outward ticket within 72 hours of arrival and meet the requirements for entry into the country of your final destination. If the transit is 48 hours or more, travelers need to have a confirmed RAT in Fiji within 48-72 hours after arriving.

Fiji quarantine rules

Foreign visitors arriving from all countries can enjoy Fiji quarantine-free.

Can I travel to Fiji right now?

🇭🇰 Hong Kong travel updates

Hong Kong is open to international tourism

On 1 May 2022 Hong Kong opened its borders to fully vaccinated international travelers. All visitors must present a negative result of the PCR test and are required to undergo another PCR test on arrival. There’s a mandatory facility-based quarantine upon arrival for all visitors coming from places other than mainland China, Macao, and Taiwan.

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Hong Kong travel status
Open for tourismNo
Vaccination requiredYes
Mandatory quarantineYes (7-14 days)
Test before departureYes
Test on arrivalYes
Official travel advisorycoronavirus.gov.hk

Hong Kong travel regulations

Anyone who arrives in Hong Kong from overseas has to comply with three basic requirements:

  • Present a recognized proof of vaccination.
  • Present a negative result of PCR test (taken within 48 hours before the departure).
  • Present confirmation of a reservation at a designated quarantine hotel.

All arriving passengers are required to undergo a PCR test for COVID-19 prior to clearing immigration and baggage collection.

Transit through Hong Kong

Transiting through Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is allowed, as long as (1) connection time is within 24 hours, (2) the itinerary is contained in a single booking, (3) baggage is checked through until the final destination, and (4) passenger can present a negative PCR test result.

Quarantine measures

Hong Kong has some of the world’s strictest quarantine policies. There is a compulsory 7-14 days quarantine for both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors at home, hotel, or other accommodation.

When will Hong Kong open its borders to tourists?

Though the authorities have announced that Hong Kong will open its borders to international travelers in mid-2022, the exact date has not been announced yet.

Can I travel to Hong Kong right now?

🇮🇳 India travel updates

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India is open to international tourism

India reopened for tourism on November 15, 2021. Leisure travelers from all countries are allowed to enter India quarantine-free. Fully vaccinated visitors are not required to provide a negative PCR test result, while unvaccinated passengers must present a PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.

To enter India, you must have a valid passport, an Indian visa and a return/onward ticket. For tourism-related visits of 30 days or less, you can apply online for ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) prior to arrival.

Transiting through Indian airports is allowed for a period no longer than 24 hours. You should have an onward ticket and stay inside the airport’s authorized Transit Area.

India travel status
Open for tourismYes
Vaccination Recommended
Mandatory quarantineNo
Test before departureUnvaccinated visitor only
Test on arrivalYes, random
Official travel advisorymohfw.gov.in

India entry requirements

Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries are not required to provide a negative PCR test result. They must upload their vaccination certificate through the Air Suvidha portal.

Unvaccinated travelers need to present a PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.

All passengers arriving at the airport are thermally screened. Travelers may be required to take a PCR test at the airport at their own expense (random testing on around 2% of arrivals). Anyone showing symptoms or tests positive on arrival will be taken to a medical facility.

Transit through India

Transit in India is allowed. All passengers must mention clearly in the SDF that they plan to take a transit flight.

Quarantine rules

Quarantine on arrival is no longer required. Instead, foreign visitors are requested to self-monitor their health for 14 days following their arrival.

Please note that some Indian regions may have their own specific quarantine requirements.

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🇮🇩 Indonesia travel updates

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Indonesia is open to international tourism

Indonesia (including the resort island of Bali) welcomes all foreign tourists, recently abolishing nearly all travel restrictions to enter the country. There is a no-quarantine and no tests pre- and post-arrival for fully vaccinated international travelers. Visa-on-arrival (VoA) has been resumed on 28th April 2022 for passport holders from 60 countries. Citizens of nine ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) are eligible for visa exemption.

When entering Indonesia, you must show a copy of a return ticket or ticket continuing the journey to another country.

Foreign passengers are allowed to transit through Indonesian airports as long as they remain airside, have proof of their vaccination status and onward flight tickets.

Indonesia travel status
Open for tourismYes
Vaccination requiredYes
Mandatory quarantineNo
Test before departureYes
Test on arrivalNo
Official travel advisorykemlu.go.id, welcomebacktobali.com

Indonesia entry requirements

Starting July 6, 2021, all foreign travelers entering Indonesia have to be fully vaccinated. The proof of vaccination (a vaccination record card in physical or digital form) must be presented prior to departure to Indonesia and on arrival. Also, all travelers are required to have a negative PCR test obtained within 48 hours of their departure.

Upon arrival, passengers will go through a health screening process by checking body temperature. Anyone above 37.5°C will be required to undergo a PCR test.

Visas

Foreigners from nine ASEAN countries can enter Indonesia visa-free: Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Visa-on-arrival (VoA) has been fully resumed on 28th April 2022 for passport holders from 60 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, and US. To obtain a VoA, a foreigner must present a valid passport with at least 6 months left before expiry, and a return ticket to continue their journey to another country. VoA costs 500,000 IDR (~35 USD / ~45 AUD / ~32 EUR) and it allows for one extension of 30 days (also at the cost of 500,000 IDR).

Alternatively, any foreign nationals can apply for a single-entry visa B211A that allows staying in the country for 2 months and can be extended 4 times with 30-days extensions. It can be used by anyone who wishes to stay in Indonesia for tourism or social purposes. The best way to obtain a single-entry visa is to use an agent in Indonesia (cost around 6mln IDR or 410 USD / 540 AUD). For more information read the official guide (PDF, Bahasa Indonesia) or visit e-visa section of the Indonesian immigration website.

Holders of the Indonesia Temporary Residence Card (KITAS) and Indonesia Permanent Residence Card (KITAP) are allowed to enter the country.

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🇯🇵 Japan travel updates

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Japan is partially open to international tourism

Japan continues its slow reopening. Students, business travelers, and relatives of long-term residents are now allowed to enter the country. Independent travelers are permitted if they visit Japan on a package tour booked via a travel agency. Fully vaccinated travelers don’t need to present a PCR test result on arrival. In all cases, visitors must apply for visas in advance.

Transiting through Japanese airports to another country is allowed, and you are not required to submit any documents.

Japan travel status
Open for tourismNo
Vaccination requiredYes
Mandatory quarantineYes (3 days)
Test before departureYes
Test on arrivalYes
Official travel advisorymofa.go.jp

Visas

Under directions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visa restrictions have been introduced, including cancellation of already-issued visas and suspension of visa-free entry.

Transit through Japan

Transit via Narita International Airport is allowed, as long as the connecting flight is on the same calendar day. Upon arrival at the airport, you do not need to submit any documents and pass sanitary checks.

Quarantine rules

All passengers entering Japan are required to submit proof of a negative test result for COVID-19. Upon arrival, they are asked to quarantine for 3 days and are required to test negative on the final day of that period. Fully vaccinated visitors who depart from countries with low infection levels do not need to quarantine at all.

Japan reopening date

The most likely date for the reopening of Japan’s borders to general tourism is autumn 2022 as the country will host the Tourism Expo Japan 2022 in September. The general expectation is that quarantine-free travel will be possible for vaccinated travelers.

In the meantime, the ‘test tourism’ program began in May in the form of limited package tours. It is planned as a way of gathering information prior to full reopening. Triple-vaccinated travelers from the United States, Australia, Thailand and Singapore will be allowed to take part in the tours, and they will be strictly planned in conjunction with travel agencies and accompanied at all times by tour guides.

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🇱🇦 Laos travel updates

Laos has partially open to international tourism

Laos has partially reopened to international tourism in January 2022. Fully vaccinated foreign travelers from some countries can enter Laos as part of the Green Travel Zone reopening scheme. After a 7-day mandatory quarantine, they are permitted to visit “green tourism areas” – Vientiane, Vangvieng, and Luang Prabang – and must stay in LaoSafe hotels.

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Laos travel status
Open for tourismPartially (from Jan 2022)
Vaccination requiredYes
Mandatory quarantineYes (7 days)
Test before departureYes
Test on arrivalYes
Official travel advisorymofa.gov.la

Visas

All tourist visas, visas on arrival, and visa exemptions remain suspended until further notice. However, authorities may grant entry permission for foreigners in some cases – after submitting an application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Starting January 2022 under the Green Tourism Plan, foreign visitors from some countries can apply for a pass by filling out an eVisa online form.

Laos entry requirements

All travel must be approved in advance. Foreigners must register for a QR code at laogreenpass.gov.la and then obtain a letter of permission from the appropriate ministry or the consular department. Arriving visitors must present a negative Covid test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure, and complete a health declaration form.

To enter any tourist site located in the green zone, visitors must show a Covid vaccination certificate.

Health insurance with medical expense coverage of 10,000 USD or more is required (a suitable policy is available for purchase on arrival).

Laos quarantine rules

Upon arrival in Laos, a PCR test must be taken by all passengers. A visitor can only travel to the “green tourism zone” if the test result is negative.

All entrants will be subject to a 7-day quarantine – two days at a designated facility or hotel (at their own expense) and 5 days at home or location of their choice. A tracking device needs to be worn during that time.

Laos reopening date

The vaccination program has accelerated recently in Laos, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism introduced the “Lao Travel Green Zone” program to revive tourism from January 2022. Vientiane, Vangvieng, and Luang Prabang are designated as green zones that fully vaccinated foreign travelers are permitted to visit.

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🇲🇾 Malaysia travel updates

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Malaysia is fully open to international tourism

In April 2022 Malaysia reopened its borders to international visitors, regardless of their vaccination status. Starting 1 August 2022 pre-departure and on-arrival tests are not required for all visitors. There is also no need to obtain travel insurance or undergo quarantine upon arrival.

Travelers may transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for up to 24 hours as long as they remain airside.

Malaysia travel status
Open for tourismYes
VaccinationRecommended
Mandatory quarantineNo
Test before departureNo
Test on arrivalNo
Official travel advisorywww.imi.gov.my

Malaysia entry requirements

All arrivals can now enter Malaysia, regardless of their vaccination status. However, visitors who are not fully vaccinated need to present a PCR test taken no earlier than 48 hours before departure. Upon arrival, they also must undergo an RTK-Ag test and observe a 5-day quarantine. The cost of quarantine (which includes screening test, transport, accommodation, meals, etc) is to be borne by travelers and fully paid prior to their arrival in Malaysia via the MySafeTravel system or the MyQR phone app,

Fully vaccinated visitors are not required to undergo quarantine.

Health insurance is also no longer necessary to enter Malaysia.

Transit in Malaysia

Transiting through Malaysia is allowed, and you can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) as long as you remain airside (for a maximum of 24 hours). Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two airport terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible.

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🇲🇻 Maldives travel updates

The Maldives is open to international tourism

To protect tourism country pursued one of the most liberal opening policies in the world and allowed quarantine-free entry for all travelers in June 2020. Foreign visitors are not required to present proof of vaccination or other Covid-related documents before traveling to the Maldives. A 30-days tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival.

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Maldives travel status
Open for tourismYes
Vaccination requiredNo
Mandatory quarantineNo
Test before departureYes
Test on arrivalYes (visitors with Covid symptoms only)
Official travel advisoryvisitmaldives.com

Entry restrictions

There is no quarantining mandated upon arrival in the Maldives however, a thermal screening is required for all travelers.

All visitors have to follow some procedures to enter the country:

  • Present a pre-paid hotel booking or accommodation.
  • Have sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in the Maldives.
  • Present confirmed onward/return tickets to the country of residence.

Visas

A free 30-day tourist visa can be purchased upon arrival.

Quarantine rules

The Maldives does not have any quarantine requirement for foreign visitors.

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🇲🇲 Myanmar travel updates

Myanmar is open to international tourism, …

… but the travel advice from most governments is “do not travel to Myanmar”. The junta opened up Myanmar and resumed international flights in April 2022 – despite the ongoing humanitarian crisis and widespread violence by the military. Foreign tourists are urged to avoid visiting Myanmar which is experiencing food shortages, regular blackouts, disruptions to the transportation networks and banking system, and health risks from the pandemic.

As the junta eyes tourism dollars, Myanmar’s shadow government warns travelers to stay away: “Our citizens are being slaughtered, raped, jailed, and their homes and belongings are being confiscated or destroyed. This isn’t the time to go sightseeing.”

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Myanmar travel status
Open for tourismYes
Vaccination requiredYes
Mandatory quarantineYes (7 days)
Test before departureYes
Test on arrivalYes
Official travel advisorytourism.gov.mm

Safety

On 1 February 2021, a violent political coup took place in Myanmar with deadly clashes across the country. The country’s military declared a state of emergency and assumed control. Following the coup, the security situation in the country has worsened, and there are active conflicts between armed groups.

Most governments currently advise against all but essential travel to Myanmar, stating that foreign visitors are at risk of being arbitrarily detained or arrested.

Myanmar entry restrictions

Only fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter the country. After arrival, they have to undergo a week-long quarantine with two PCR tests.

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🇳🇵 Nepal travel updates

Nepal is open to international tourism

Travelers can get a visa on arrival if they can prove their vaccination status or present a negative PCR test result. Many trekking routes have been opened, and trekking and mountaineering permit issuances have been resumed. Quarantine is no longer required for travelers regardless of their vaccine status.

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Nepal travel status
Open for tourismYes (from June 2021)
VaccinationRecommended
Mandatory quarantineNo
Test before departureUnvaccinated visitors only
Test on arrivalNo
Official travel advisoryimmigration.gov.np

Visas

Issuance of tourist entry visas and visas on arrival (VoA) has resumed.

Vaccinated travelers can get a visa on arrival if they can present proof of vaccination.

Non-vaccinated travelers can get visas on arrival if they can present a negative PCR test completed no more than 72 hours before the departure.

Foreign tourists may also apply for a visa at the Nepali embassies and diplomatic missions in their respective countries. Contact the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation for current information.

Nepal entry requirements

All tourists entering Nepal must present the following documents:

  1. A passport with at least 6 months validity.
  2. Proof of travel insurance that covers (among others) health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of the trip.
  3. Evidence of your hotel booking.

Nepal quarantine rules

Quarantine is no longer required for travelers regardless of their vaccine status.

If you are symptomatic on arrival, you may be subject to testing. If you test positive, you will be required to quarantine in Government-provided facilities at your own expense.

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🇳🇿 New Zealand travel updates

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New Zealand’s borders are fully open

New Zealand is open to vaccinated visitors from anywhere in the world. Unvaccinated travelers are not allowed to enter the country unless they are New Zealand citizens or residents.

Before traveling to New Zealand by air, all visitors must complete a declaration, and receive a Traveller Pass by email. If you are not a New Zealand or Australian citizen, you may need to apply for a visa or an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).

Transit is only allowed through Auckland Airport as long as you stay in the transit area and your next flight is within 24 hours. Some travelers may need to apply for a transit visa.

New Zealand travel status
Open for tourismNo
Vaccination requiredYes
Mandatory quarantineYes (14 days)
Test before departureYes
Test on arrivalNo
Official travel advisoryimmigration.govt.nz

Transit through New Zealand

Transiting through New Zealand is allowed but you may need a transit visa or an NZeTA. Travelers can only transit through Auckland International Airport (AKL), where they can remain in transit for up to 24 hours.

Quarantine rules

Mandatory standard operating procedures have been put in place where 14-day quarantine is compulsory upon arrival. Passengers are legally required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight.

Starting May 1, 2022 visitors from visa-waiver countries and holders of a valid visitor visa will not need to self-isolate or undergo a quarantine.

New Zealand opening date

New Zealand started easing some of its tough border restrictions in February 2022. It will fully reopen its international borders on July 31, 2022.

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Pacific Islands travel updates

Pacific Islands are open to international tourism

Most countries in the Pacific Islands region are opening up to general tourism, dropping pre-departure Covid testing and allowing quarantine-free visits for vaccinated travelers. Check the official sites for the latest entry requirements for Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu.

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🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea travel updates

Papua New Guinea is open to tourism

From February 2022, Papua New Guinea permits international travelers to visit the country – without pre-departure tests or quarantine on arrival. All foreign visitors must be fully vaccinated unless they are under 18 years of age.

Visa on Arrival (VOA) is still suspended so passengers must have a valid PNG visa prior to the travel date (you can apply on the official website).

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Papua New Guinea travel status
Open for tourismYes
Vaccination requiredYes
Mandatory quarantineNo
Test before departureNo
Test on arrivalYes
Official travel advisorycovid19.info.gov.pg

Entry restrictions

All foreign visitors must be fully vaccinated (unless they are under 18 years of age). A person is considered fully vaccinated if they have had the recommended number of doses for the vaccine within the past six months.

A pre-departure Covid test is no longer required. However, all travelers will be also tested upon arrival (at their expense).

Quarantine rules

There is no quarantine required, except for the visitors who test positive on arrival – they will be quarantined for 7 days.

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🇵🇭 Philippines travel updates

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The Philippines is open to international travel

The Philippines are open to all foreign nationals. Fully vaccinated foreign visitors are allowed to enter the Philippines quarantine-free, while unvaccinated visitors have to quarantine for 14 days. A pre-departure PCR/RAT test is only required for unvaccinated arrivals.

Transit through Philippine airports is allowed, although some restrictions may still be in place.

Philippines travel status
Open for tourismYes
Vaccination requiredRecommended
Mandatory quarantineUnvaccinated visitors only
Test before departureYes
Test on arrivalNo
Official travel advisoryphilippines.travel

Philippines travel requirements

Nationals from 150 countries can enjoy visa-free short visits for up to 21 days.

All foreign visitors arriving in the Philippines must present:

  • Proof of vaccination
  • PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before departure, or laboratory-based antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure.
  • Completed the Electronic Case Information Form (e-CIF).

Kids under 18 are exempt from vaccination requirements.

The Department of Tourism provides an official Facebook page where travelers can ask questions and clarify any concerns.

Philippines quarantine regulations

Foreign travelers are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival if they have been fully vaccinated and tested negative prior to arrival.

Unvaccinated visitors are allowed to enter the Philippines but they have to quarantine in a government facility. If the PCR test taken on the fifth day is negative, they will be able to move to home quarantine for another 14 days.

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🇸🇬 Singapore travel updates

Singapore travel status
Open for tourismYes
Vaccination requiredYes
Mandatory quarantineNo
Test before departureNo
Test on arrivalNo
Official travel advisorysafetravel.ica.gov.sg

Singapore is open to international tourism

Singapore reopened its borders to all fully vaccinated travelers on April 1, 2022. A new, simplified travel framework has been introduced – all countries are now classified into two categories: “general travel” and “restricted”. Under the framework, fully vaccinated travelers will be able to enter Singapore without any additional conditions (such as pre-departure tests). There are also no on-arrival tests or quarantine required.

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Singapore entry requirements

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated are generally not allowed to enter Singapore – with a few exceptions, such as compassionate reasons. Except for the pre-departure PCR/ART test, passengers from this group are still required to undergo a 7-day stay-home notice (at the declared place of accommodation) and take a PCR test after their isolation period. Additionally, they are also required to present health insurance (minimum coverage of S$30,000 / ~$22,500 / ~A$29,100) for their COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalization costs.

Passengers from restricted countries, regardless of their vaccination status, must present a pre-departure PCR test, undergo a 7-day stay-home notice, and take a PCR test after their isolation period. Currently, all countries are under the general travel category (none is considered the restricted category) – however, this may change in the incoming months. Singapore reserves the right to reclassify any country’s category in the event of new virus variants emerging with a “potentially significant” risk to public health.

Please note that travelers who are not fully vaccinated, including residents and long-term pass holders, will also be responsible for COVID-19 treatment costs. The same goes for those who travel to countries and regions under the restricted category if they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 within 7 days of their return to Singapore (regardless of their vaccination status).

Transit through Singapore

Transit through Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) is permitted. Passengers from countries where Singapore has not yet lifted border restrictions are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.

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🇰🇷 South Korea travel updates

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