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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UNITED STATES: Country's government eases travel warnings for 110 countries including Japan

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Japan; the new ratings include 61 nations that were lowered from its highest 'Level 4' rating that discouraged all travel, to recommending travel for fully COVID-19 vaccinated passengers. An additional 50 countries and territories have also been lowered to 'Level 2' or 'Level 1'.
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SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Airline confirms resumption of non-stop Manchester flights from 17 July 2021

The airline has confirmed the return of its non-stop Manchester route from 17 July; initially, the flight will operate three times weekly to and from Singapore, with an A350-900 aircraft - but it is hoped that in time this can gradually increase, and also include the return of the westbound transatlantic connection to Houston, USA.
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EMIRATES: Airline to reinstate flights to Thailand's Phuket from 2 July 2021

The Dubai-based airline has announced that it will resume four weekly services to Thailand's resort island of Phuket from 2 July, to coincide with the re-opening of the popular destination to international tourists; in addition, those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will enjoy even fewer restrictions, with no quarantine applicable on arrival. The Dubai-Phuket route will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, offering premium services in first and business class as well as economy class.
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INDIA: Country's capital of New Delhi to ease COVID-19 restrictions as cases drop

The government of India has said that its capital of New Delhi will start to ease its strict COVID-19 'lockdown' restrictions from 31 May if cases of the virus continue to fall within the city; one of the worst hit locations, New Delhi went into 'lockdown' on 20 April, but new cases have declined in recent weeks and test positivity rate has fallen under 2.5%, compared to 36% last month.
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UNITED STATES: U.S. government warns citizens against all travel to Japan from 24 May 2021

The U.S. government and its health officials have as of 24 May warned its citizens against travel to Japan due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, which is preparing to host the Olympics in just two months. The twin alerts don’t prevent U.S. citizens from visiting the country, but could have an impact on insurance rates for passengers, and may factor into decisions by Olympic athletes and spectators on whether to compete in or attend the games, which are due to start in July.
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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.