Asia

Welcome to our Asia travel page. Here you’ll find the latest updates from airlines, hotels, rail and car hire companies, as well as information on border restrictions. Our traveller resources also have tips, frequently asked questions and useful links to help you plan and prepare for your next trip so you can get back on the road safely.

Rules and restrictions vary by country and are changing regularly, so if you’re travelling from outside Asia don’t forget to check the latest information on your departure and any transit countries here

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SRI LANKA: Country resumes commercial flights and re-opens to international tourism

The country's government has today, 21 January, re-opened to foreign tourists and resumed international commercial flights following a closure of over 10 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under new measures, visitors must be tested for COVID-19 in their country of origin a maximum of 72 hours prior to their flight, once more when they arrive at their hotel, and for a final time seven days later. They will be allowed to travel in 14 designated tourism zones under a 'travel bubble' initiative, without mixing with local people. So far around 180 hotels have been earmarked to provide approved accommodation for tourism.
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MALAYSIA: Country's government expands COVID-19 lockdown measures to most states

The country's government has today, 19 January, announced that it will extend COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across most of the country in order to curb further increases in infections. Last week capital city Kuala Lumpur and six states went into a two-week lockdown meaning that essential sectors including manufacturing, plantations and construction were allowed to stay open, but a nationwide travel ban was implemented; the lockdown will now also be imposed on six other states from 22 January for two weeks.
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SINGAPORE: Country's government announces mandatory COVID-19 testing for arrivals from 24 January 2021

Singapore’s Ministry of Health has announced that all passengers arriving in Singapore must take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test when they land in the country. The decision to implement the rule comes following the resurgence of COVID-19 around the world, and has been put into place to prevent importation and local transmission of the new, more-transmissible virus strains that have been discovered. The rule not only applies to foreign passengers, but to Singaporeans and permanent residents of the country, and is to come into effect from 23.59 (local time) on 24 January.
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PHILIPPINES: Country extends entry 'ban' to arrivals from 30 countries until 31 January 2021

The country's government has announced that it has extended its travel ban for arrivals from 30 countries until at least 31 January, due to the discovery of new COVID-19 variants. Under this measure, passengers from the UK, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Australia, Israel, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Switzerland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Lebanon, Singapore, Sweden, South Korea, South Africa, Canada, Spain, the United States, Portugal, India, Finland, Norway, Jordan, Brazil, Austria, Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, and Oman are prohibited from entering the Philippines.
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MALAYSIA: Country's government announces nationwide travel ban and COVID-19 lockdown in some states

The country's government announced yesterday, 11 January, a nationwide travel ban and 14-day COVID-19 lockdown in the capital and five other states, as the country combats a surge in infections. The lockdown, will takes effect at midnight on 13 January, will prevent all social activities and interstate domestic travel.
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Traveller Resources

On the ground

Rental car companies are changing their policies to decrease human interaction and touchpoints. Find out what else ground transportation companies are doing to limit the risk of COVID-19.

Accommodation

Hotels around the world are implementing new processes and safety precautions in response to COVID-19. To help prepare for your next trip take a look at our frequently asked questions to discover what measures hotels are taking and what the hotel experience will look like post-pandemic.