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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CYPRUS: Country revises its list of ‘safe’ countries from 6 August 2020

The country's government has announced three amendments from 6 August to the list of countries from which Cyprus accepts visitors. Greece will move from category A to B, meaning a COVID-19 test certificate must now be obtained within 72 hours of departure. Thailand will move from category B to A, meaning arrivals to Cyprus are now not required to self-isolate or be tested. Finally, Morocco will move from category B to C, meaning most passengers are not permitted to enter, and those who are eligible must be tested and self-isolate. In addition, all passengers must apply for a 'CyprusFlightPass' within 24 hours of their departure, and present this at passport control when they arrive in the country.
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SINGAPORE: Country to require some passengers to be electronically monitored from 11 August 2020

The government of Singapore have announced that some incoming passengers will be required to wear electronic monitoring tags from 11 August in order to ensure that they comply with COVID-19 quarantine requirements, as the city-state gradually re-opens its borders. The devices will use GPS and Bluetooth signals and must be activated upon reaching a passenger's home; any attempt to leave home during the mandatory quarantine period or tamper with the device will trigger an alert to the authorities.
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PHILIPPINES: Country to re-impose COVID-19 lockdown in Manila and surrounding areas

The government of the Philippines has announced that from 4 August it will re-impose a stricter COVID-19 lockdown in and around the capital of Manila for at least two weeks, as the country struggles to contain a jump in infections. Included in the restrictions will be Metro Manila and nearby provinces such as Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan.
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RUSSIA: Country to resume flights to Geneva from 15 August 2020

Russia's TASS news agency have reported that flights from Moscow to Geneva in Switzerland are set to resume from 15 August for passengers who are holders of Swiss residence permits; passengers arriving from Russia will be required to observe a 10-day quarantine on arrival in Geneva. Reports suggest that the flights will operate once per week initially.
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CHINA: Country imposes restrictions on western city of Urumqi

China's government announced on 30 July that restrictions are now to be imposed on people coming in and out of Urumqi, the capital of China’s western Xinjiang region, in an effort contain a localised COVID-19 outbreak. Among other measures, Urumqi will mandate a 14-day quarantine for people arriving in the city from high-risk COVID-19 areas; others entering the city will need to show proof of a negative test within the past seven days.
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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.