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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JAPAN: Country's government extends COVID-19 restrictions as Olympics draw closer

The government of Japan has announced the extension of a state of emergency in several regions of the country, originally imposed as a result of a surge in COVID-19 infections. Restrictions in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto had been due to end on 11 May, but will now remain in place until at least the end of the month. Under the state of emergency, bars and restaurants have had to close or stop serving alcohol, while cinemas and other leisure venues have also been closed.
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OMAN: Country's government extends entry restrictions on passengers from 14 countries

The country's government has extended a 'ban' due to come into force on 7 May to last indefinitely until further notice; the restriction prevents entry to Oman for passengers coming from Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, the UK, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It also includes those coming from any third country, if they passed through any of the named countries during the 14 days prior to arrival in Oman.
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TAIWAN: Country's government is the latest to restrict arriving passengers from India

The government of Taiwan has become the latest to 'ban' arrivals from India today, 3 May, as the latter struggles to deal with a huge surge in COVID-19 infections; except for Taiwanese citizens, anyone who has been in India in the 14 days prior to arrival will be denied entry, while returning citizens face 14 days in centralised COVID-19 quarantine facilities.
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UNITED STATES: Country's government restricts most travel from India from 4 May 2021

The U.S. president has imposed new travel restrictions on India in light of recent surges in cases of COVID-19, preventing most non-U.S. citizens from entering the United States; the new restrictions take effect on 4 May at 00.01 Eastern Time (ET).
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INDIA: City of Bengaluru to enter COVID-19 'lockdown' from 27 April 2021

Government officials in India have announced that from today, 27 April, the city of Bengaluru will enter a 14-day COVID-19 'lockdown' as both it and the country nationally battles a sharp surge in infections; Karnataka state, of which Bengaluru is capital, will also face the same measures during this time frame.
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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.