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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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Vaccinated Travelers No Longer Need A Test When Arriving In Bali

Vaccinated travelers are no longer required to take a Covid-19 pre-departure test before entering Bali, Indonesia. The news arrived on Tuesday (17 May) – with the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, announcing that “domestic and international travelers who are fully vaccinated no longer need to take PCR (polymerase chain reaction) or antigen swab tests,” when …

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Travel To Cambodia Is Back: Here’s What It’s Like On The Ground

Testing and quarantine have been scrapped for vaccinated travelers in recent months, land borders are reopening, and local businesses are preparing for new customers. Travel to Cambodia is back as the Southeast Asian nation gets ready for more visitors after a two-year closure. But, what’s it like on the ground? Here’s a glimpse into Cambodia’s …

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Vietnam Officially Removes All Entry Requirements

Vietnam has just removed its Covid testing requirement for all travelers – which means the country now has ZERO Covid-related entry requirements. With effect from 15 May any visitor that is entering Vietnam is no longer required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test or Rapid Antigen test prior to their arrival. Therefore, traveling to …

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What It’s Like Entering Thailand Right Now

Now that Thailand is at its ‘most open’ state for travel in the past two years, more tourists are starting to return to the beautiful Land of Smiles. However, entering isn’t the same process as it was in 2019 and most tourists still have questions or doubts about what it looks like first-hand to enter …

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Thailand To Start Charging An Entry Fee From August

Thailand is finally reopening for tourism after two years of consecutive border closures and complex entry restrictions. Even though it is slowly coming out of its shell and allowing more foreigners to visit again, the entry process for Thailand is bound to undergo some permanent changes, as the country intends to start charging an entry …

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Thailand Plans To Launch New Vaccine Passport For Entry

Here we go again. After Thailand removed all testing requirements for vaccinated tourists, many believed it was finally prepared to abandon its infamously strict Covid policies. Although entry procedures have been simplified, those who had been expecting a full reopening to follow will be surprised to learn the country is, in fact, planning to launch …

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Malaysia Removes All Testing For Vaccinated Travelers

Malaysia has removed all of its Covid-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated visitors entering the country – from May 1. Other mandatory requirements for travelers – some of which also apply to Malaysian residents – are also being removed from the same date. What Are The Current Entry Requirements For Vaccinated Travelers Entering Malaysia? Since …

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Singapore Removes All Testing For Vaccinated Travelers

From today – 26 April – fully vaccinated travelers will no longer need to undergo any Covid-19 testing to enter Singapore. A month ago we reported that Singapore had reopened to tourists from all countries with ‘easy’ entry requirements – with fully vaccinated visitors able to enter the country by adhering to the following entry …

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Thailand Removes All Testing Requirements For Vaccinated Tourists

Thailand Significantly Eases Entry Requirements and Ends ‘Test and Go’ Program Thailand has taken a monumental step back to normality as the nation eases entry COVID-19 entry requirements. Despite reopening for tourism in 2020—albeit with the controversial Sandbox Schemes—Thailand’s entry requirements have remained strict, especially compared with Western nations.  Thailand hopes easing entry requirements will attract …

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Thailand Plans To Allow Vaccinated Tourists To Enter Requirement-Free From May 1

Having earned its reputation as one of the strictest destinations in Southeast Asia after enacting some of the harshest border regimes during Covid, Thailand is finally easing travel rules once again. Having already reopened to tourism, the country is now planning to allow vaccinated tourists to enter requirement-free as soon as May 1, 2022. Currently, …

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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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