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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.

This page is updated frequently with the most recent news (last update: 13 January 2023).

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Asia Pacific is reopening to international tourism

Asia Pacific region is finally on the road to full recovery, welcoming back foreign travelers from around the world. Most countries in the region have fully reopened borders to all international short-term visitors — lifting travel restrictions and easing tourist visa requirements.

As the build-back of global travel demand continues apace, tourist inflows are trending up in Australia, India, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Some of the world’s most beloved travel destinations — Bali, Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong, Maldives, and Sydney — are now open for everyone, quarantine-free. In many cases, even pre-departure and on-arrival Covid tests are not required anymore.

Travel experts expect the recovery will gain greater traction in 2023, with pent-up demand for travel and increased reopening efforts among lagging destinations. Most governments have already moved on from strategies of containment to living with the endemic coronavirus. The largest country in APAC and its top travel market — China — is expected to finally begin a slow revival of its outbound tourism while relaxing its “zero-Covid” policy. Asia Pacific region should see a full return to pre-pandemic travel figures in early 2024.

The air traffic is also bouncing back with a continued improvement in international flight capacity and new routes to Asian destinations being re-opened by airlines. The major APAC carriers — ANA, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines — are subsequently announcing new plans to resume the international routes they abandoned during the pandemic.

However, a full recovery of international tourism may take a few years in some APAC countries. Moreover, multiple challenges could dampen consumer confidence and hold back a tourism recovery in the Asia Pacific — uncertain epidemiological situation, political instability, slower global economic growth with a likely recession, high inflation, and energy prices will most certainly have an impact on flight prices and travel in general.


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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.

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Cambodia is open to international tourism

Cambodia reopened its borders to international tourism in November 2021. Currently, there are no requirements in place (such as health testing or quarantine) for all travelers entering the country, regardless of their vaccination status. All land borders between Cambodia and Vietnam, Thailand and Laos are now open.

The tourist visa program has been resumed: visa can either be obtained online in advance or on arrival.

International transit at Cambodian airports is currently not permitted. You should contact your airline for further information.

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China is gradually reopening to international tourism

As China decided to abandon its zero Covid policy, it started reopening its borders to foreign visitors. On January 8, 2023, Chinese authorities announced the lifting of several major entry restrictions, including the quarantine requirement for inbound travelers. The border with Hong Kong — The Special Administrative Region (SAR) —  has also been reopened. Passengers on inbound flights to Mainland China now only need to show a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure.

Issuing visas for foreigners to enter the country for resumption of work, business, study, or visiting relatives was resumed. However, the tourist visa to China is still suspended, so foreign leisure tourists can’t visit yet. However, Chinese citizens can freely journey abroad.

Transiting through Chinese airports is permitted.

Unlike mainland China, Hong Kong has a less restrictive policy, allowing international tourists to enter the city.

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Fiji is open to international tourism

Fiji opened its borders to foreign tourists on December 1, 2021. Currently, only fully-vaccinated travelers and their accompanying minors can enter the country. There is no quarantine and pre-departure test requirement. However, all visitors need to book an in-country Covid RAT test before departure to Fiji (it must be completed within 72 hours of arrival) and hold proof of travel insurance with Covid coverage.

Transit through Fijian airports is permitted as long as you have a valid outward ticket within 72 hours of arrival, proof of vaccination, and you meet the requirements for entry into the country of your final destination. Transiting passengers are allowed to stay within the airport for up to 10 hours to connect to another flight or – in case of longer layovers – check into a hotel to stay overnight.

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Hong Kong is open to international tourism

Hong Kong — The Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China — is open to fully vaccinated foreign travelers. In September 2022 the city removed most travel restrictions for international arrivals. Only a negative result from any over-the-counter RAT test conducted 24 hours before departure is required (you can voluntarily declare the result online prior to your arrival in Hong Kong).

Unvaccinated non-residents are still denied entry. Mask-wearing remains mandatory throughout the city.

Transiting through Hong Kong International Airport is permitted to all destinations except the Chinese Mainland.

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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.

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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.

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Israel is open to international tourism

Visitors from all around the world can now enter Israel, regardless of their vaccination status. Foreign travelers are not required to quarantine, or present evidence of a negative Covid test result. However, health insurance with coverage for Covid treatment is necessary for the duration of the trip.

Most flights to Isreal have been resumed. Transiting via Israeli airports in order to travel on to other destinations is not currently permitted.

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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.

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Jordan is open to international tourism

The Government of Jordan lifted all travel restrictions in the country in March 2022 – there are no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.

Apart from visitors from neighboring countries (including Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE), most travelers require a visa to enter Jordan. Eligible passport holders will be granted a visa on arrival that allows staying within the country for 30 days.

Transit through Jordanian airports is permitted, provided you have an onward ticket for the flight that departs in less than 48 hours, and you do not leave the international airport area.

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Laos is open to international tourism

Laos is open to international travelers, quarantine-free. Border crossings with neighboring countries have been opened, and transit through Laotian airports is permitted. Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to present Covid test results, while unvaccinated travelers are required to show the results upon arrival.

Most foreign visitors are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Laos. Many nationals are eligible for a VoA (Visa on Arrival) that allows a stay of up to 30 days in the country. It can be obtained directly at the airport upon arrival, or in advance – through an online application form.

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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.

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The Maldives is open to international tourism

To protect tourism Maldives pursued one of the most liberal opening policies in the world and allowed quarantine-free entry for all vaccinated travelers in June 2020. Foreign visitors are no longer required to present proof of vaccination or other Covid-related documents before traveling. Unvaccinated visitors entering Maldives under specific visa categories may still be required to undergo health testing and mandatory quarantine upon arrival.

All travelers must complete an online Traveller Declaration, submit it within 96 hours before departure, and present the document on arrival to the Maldives.

All nationalities are eligible for a 30-day tourist visa on arrival. However, a pre-paid hotel/accommodation booking and an onward/return ticket to another country are required.

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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, and disruptions to the transportation networks and banking system. You should only travel to Burma if you’re going with a tour operator that is taking the risk seriously.

Responsible travel: As the tourism dollars will primarily benefit the illegitimate junta, avoid companies with ties to the regime. This includes Myanmar Travel & Tour, a tourism company controlled by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, as well as four main Burmese airlines: Myanmar National Airlines, Myanmar Airways, Air KBZ, and Golden Myanmar Airlines.

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Nepal is open to international tourism

Nepal is open to foreign travelers, under certain conditions. Many trekking routes have been opened, and trekking and mountaineering permit issuances have been resumed.

Vaccinated visitors arriving in Nepal by air or land must present a vaccination certificate, a hotel booking, and travel insurance; quarantine is no longer required. They can acquire a visa before or upon arrival.

Unvaccinated visitors and not fully vaccinated travelers must present a negative Covid test report and will have to quarantine for 10 days in the government-approved hotel. They have to obtain visas from Nepal’s embassies in their home countries, visa on arrival is not available.

Commercial flights to and from Nepal are gradually being resumed. Transit at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is permitted.

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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.

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Oman is open to international tourism

The Government of Oman lifted all travel restrictions in the country in May 2022 – there are no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.

Apart from visitors from GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE), all travelers require a visa to enter Oman if their stay is longer than 14 days. It is recommended to apply for a visa before traveling through the Royal Oman Police website.

Transit through Omani airports is permitted.

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Pacific islands are open to international tourism

Most countries in the Pacific Islands region (Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia) are open to general tourism. The governments resumed the issuance of tourist visas, and airlines reopened their international routes to such popular destinations as Bora Bora, Hawaii, Tahiti, FijiNew Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Samoa.

Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, and Vanuatu have lifted all travel restrictions for arrivals. There is no mandatory quarantine or health testing for all visitors – regardless of their vaccination status. French Polynesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Solomon Islands, and Tonga may still require proof of vaccination and/or a negative Covid test result to be presented on arrival.

However, the regulations may change at short notice, depending on the situation – always check the official websites before booking a flight to Pacific Islands.

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Pakistan is open to international tourism

Visitors from all around the world can now enter Pakistan, regardless of their vaccination status. Foreign travelers are not required to quarantine. Non-fully vaccinated visitors are required to possess a negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departing. Travel insurance is not required, however, it is recommended.

To travel to Pakistan, everyone needs a visa or electronic authorization. Most visitors can receive a visa entirely online and a large number of nationalities are also eligible for a visa on arrival (to be obtained at the port of entry before reaching immigration).

Most international flights to Pakistan have been resumed. Transiting via Pakistani airports is permitted for vaccinated travelers.

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Papua New Guinea is open to international tourism

From February 2022, Papua New Guinea permits vaccinated international travelers to visit the country – without pre-departure tests or quarantine on arrival. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required.

Most nationals need a visa to enter Papua New Guinea that should be arranged prior to the travel date (you can apply online via ica.gov.pg/visa). The visa on arrival is currently suspended.

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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.

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Qatar is open to international tourism

Visitors from all around the world can now enter Qatar either visa-free, or by filling out simple online applications, depending on their nationality.  Arrivals to Qatar are not required to quarantine, or present evidence of a negative Covid test result.

Transit through Hamad International Airport in Doha is permitted without acquiring a visa, as long as you are not leaving the airport.

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Samoa is open to international tourism

Samoa has lifted all travel restrictions — all passport holders can now enter the country, regardless of their vaccination status. Foreign travelers are not required to quarantine or to present a negative PCR test result on arrival. Travel insurance is not required, however, it is recommended.

Visa to Samoa is not required if you intend to stay for up to 60 days (90 days for EU citizens). Visitors should have a confirmed return or onward ticket, a copy of a bank statement, and hold a passport valid for at least 6 months.

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Saudi Arabia is open to international tourism

Saudi Arabia allows foreign travelers to enter the country, as long as they are fully vaccinated (with a booster). Arrivals to Saudi Arabia are not required to quarantine, or present evidence of a negative Covid test result. Some places may still require proof of vaccination.

Transit through Saudi airports is permitted, although you may need a transit visa if the connecting time between your flights is more than 12 hours.

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Singapore is open to international tourism

From 29 August 2022, all travelers can enter Singapore regardless of their vaccination status. There are no on-arrival tests or quarantine required. However, unvaccinated visitors still must test negative on a pre-departure test (taken within two days before departing for Singapore) and purchase travel insurance that Covid coverage. On arrival, you should either present proof via a hardcopy certificate, a digital vaccination application, or an acceptance letter from the Vaccination Check Portal.

Before landing in Singapore, all travelers must submit the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) declaration – this can be done up to three days before arrival.

Most foreign visitors need a valid visa to enter Singapore (see the visa requirements)

Transit through Changi International Airport is permitted as long as you (1) have all flights booked in the same booking itinerary and (2) have the main luggage checked-through to the final destination. Transit passengers do not have to be vaccinated or present a pre-departure Covid test.

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South Korea is open to international tourism

South Korea is open to all travelers, quarantine-free. However, all travelers are required to take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival and isolate in their accommodation until they receive a negative test result. Quarantine may be required for passengers who test positive.

Visa-free and visa-waiver programs are temporarily suspended and replaced by the K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) system. You can check your visa requirement based on the nationality of your passport.

Transiting Korea is possible if the connecting flight is within 24 hours and you remain in the transit area of the airport.

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Sri Lanka is open to international tourism

Sri Lanka reopened its border to foreign tourists in June 2021. All travelers can enter the country quarantine-free; the requirement of pre-departure and on-arrival PCR tests has been removed.

Most tourists visiting Sri Lanka must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) in advance to receive a visa on arrival. Citizens of Maldives, Seychelles, and Singapore are exempt from the ETC requirement and are entitled to a free visa on arrival.

Transiting through Sri Lankan airports is permitted, as long as the connecting flight is within 10 hours of arrival (you’ll still need an ETA document). If you want to leave the airport between flights or if you’re planning a stopover in Sri Lanka, you should apply for a Transit Visa that allows staying in the country for up to 2 days.

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Taiwan is open to international tourism

Taiwan lifted all its entry restrictions in October 2022. International tourists, regardless of their vaccination status, now have unfettered access to the island after more than 2.5 years of strict border controls. Visitors are no longer required to quarantine upon entry or take PCR tests.

International transits at Taiwan’s airports are permitted. You should contact your airline for further information.

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Thailand is open to international tourism

International travelers may freely enter Thailand if they can provide proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated visitors must present a negative PCR test up to 72 hours before departure. There is no Covid test on arrival or during the stay in Thailand. Health insurance is not compulsory but recommended.

64 nationalities under the Visa Exemption Program can enter Thailand without a visa and stay for up to 30 days. Foreigners may also apply for a Tourist Visa from the Thai embassy or consulate.

Transit through Thai airports is allowed as long as you remain in the transit area in the airport. Ensure that your connecting flight is booked on the same itinerary and ticket.

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Turkey is open to international tourism

Turkey is open to all travelers, quarantine-free, regardless of their vaccination status. All travel restrictions have been lifted, however, a Form for Entry to Türkiye must be completed within 72 hours before departure and the copy must be presented prior to boarding.

Visitors from selected European countries, such as Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, or Poland, can enter Turkey without visa. Foreign tourists from other countries need to apply online for the Turkey eVisa – a digital version of the usual travel visa that allows a stay of 30 to 90 days, depending on nationality.

Transiting through Turkey is allowed if you remain in the transit area of the airport during the layover. Transit Visa is only required if you want to pass the Turkish Immigration.

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The UAE is open to international tourism

The United Arab Emirates is open to travelers from all countries. Vaccinated visitors must present the vaccination certificate, while those who are not fully vaccinated should present a negative result of an RT-PCR test conducted within 48 hours before arrival. Passengers, irrespective of whether they are vaccinated, do not need to quarantine on arrival.

Depending on your nationality, you can get a VoA (Visa on Arrival) or apply for your prearranged Visit Visa from Dubai Immigration before you travel. Nationals of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia – are allowed to enter the UAE with their national identity card.

Transiting through Emirati airports is permitted. Transiting passengers are not required to present a health certificate (unless it is mandated by their final destination).

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