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Thailand Becomes The First Destination In Asia To Lift Ban On Cannabis

Following two years of tightening the grip on social freedoms, as a result of Covid, Thailand seems to be pushing for more liberal policies. Soon after allowing bars and clubs in the country to resume operations and announcing an end to some of its most severe pandemic restrictions, the country is now lifting a long-standing …

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10 Countries In Asia Plan On Introducing A Vaccine Passport For Travel

Following months of speculation, the ASEAN – Association of Southeast Asian Nations has confirmed it is indeed working on a standardized vaccine passport for travel in the region. A total of ten Asian countries are part of the association, including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Since Covid was …

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The Most Recent Changes In Southeast Asia Travelers Need To Know For May

A hugely popular part of the world for both backpackers and luxury holidaymakers alike, Southeast Asia has struggled over the past couple of years as its once-strict entry requirements decimated the levels of tourism that the region had grown accustomed to. Today however, the situation is markedly different from how it was at the start …

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American Tourists Continue To Be Banned From Japan Despite Asia Reopening

Even though the continent of Asia has been finally lifting its overly restrictive travel rules, which kept most foreigners locked out for the best part of two years, Japan is one of a few with ‘no immediate plans’ to reopen for tourism. In other words, American tourists are still banned from visiting Japan for non-essential …

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These 3 Asian Countries Ease Entry Requirements Starting Today

From today, 1 April, three popular tourist destinations in Asia – Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand – are easing their entry requirements for international visitors. Starting today (1 April) Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand are making it easier for travelers to enter for tourism purposes. And, the news will certainly be welcomed by those looking to explore …

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Vietnam Now Has The Easiest Entry Requirements In Southeast Asia

Vietnam has once again reopened for tourism purposes and now has the easiest entry requirements in Southeast Asia. Following up on the news of Vietnam reopening and the minimal entry requirements that travelers need to adhere to in order to enter the country, it now seems that Vietnam is in fact the easiest country to …

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Southeast Asia Travel Bubble To Launch This Month

A new travel bubble that will facilitate easier travel between three of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations for backpackers is set to launch later this month. The Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), which is set to be similar in nature to those that have previously been in effect between Singapore and several other nations, could go …

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These 4 Countries In Asia Are Currently Open For U.S. Travelers

Although the world is reopening, Asia has been slow to reopen its borders  And, unfortunately, when Asia has reopened their borders, the COVID-19 restrictions have been challenging (to say the least.) However, Asia is finally reopening its borders—after two painstaking years—with reasonable entry requirements. Some Asian nations remain closed to the world, such as Taiwan, China, …

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How Travel In Europe And Asia Is Being Affected By Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has plunged Europe into the largest and bloodiest conflict it has seen since the end of World War II. And, as Vladimir Putin‘s troops continue to gather and push further west into Ukraine, there have been fears the already fragile travel industry, which was brought to its knees during Covid, …

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This Country Is Now The Easiest To Visit In Southeast Asia

After around two years of being closed for tourism – due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – the Philippines is now the easiest country in Southeast Asia for tourists to enter. With the likes of Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia – taking steps to lessen the travel requirements for visitors, the Philippines will be hoping …

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These 4 Countries In Southeast Asia Are Relaxing Entry Requirements For Tourists

Four of Southeast Asia’s most popular tourist destinations – Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – have begun to relax entry requirements for tourists. And, the news will certainly come as ‘music to the ears’ of those who are looking to enjoy the stunning nature, beautiful white-sand beaches, delicious food, and much much more that these …

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Bali Left Behind As The Rest Of Asia Reopens For Tourism

Bali—a hugely popular destination for backpackers, digital nomads, and tourists before the pandemic—reopened to all international tourists last week.  However, Bali still isn’t getting international visitors. Only 45 (yes 45) international visitors entered Bali in 2021, despite the island’s partial reopening in October 2021. And, sadly, tourism represents 60% of Bali’s economy. So why aren’t …

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