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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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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 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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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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Welcome Back To Thailand: Top 5 Places You Should Visit in 2022

With Thailand proving difficult to enter throughout most of the pandemic, travelers would be forgiven for forgetting what made it such a top spot in the first place. Whether for its bustling cities and markets to unrivaled beach and mountain getaways, Thailand is truly a must-visit destination in every sense of the phrase. Now that …

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Philippines Covid Entry Requirements For 2022

A real gem of Southeast Asia, for decades the Philippines has been welcoming travelers from North America and Europe who fall for its warm beaches and warmer smiles. With its bustling city-scapes to gorgeous beaches and islands, the Philippines has cemented itself as a top destination in the region with plenty to offer travelers – …

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Thailand Releases Timeline For Complete Removal Of Entry Restrictions

Thailand has just released a timeline for the complete removal of all their Covid-19 related entry restrictions. The Southeast Asian traveler hot-spot – home to the world’s most visited city in Bangkok – has tried to kick-start its tourism sector several times throughout the pandemic, though the country still has a strict set of entry …

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Cambodia Announces Simple 1-Step Entry Requirement

It was announced yesterday March 17, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers – including citizens from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom – can now enter Cambodia without any Covid testing requirements. They can just enter test-free and quarantine-free. Having dropped the quarantine requirements – for visitors that are fully vaccinated – towards the end …

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Malaysia Reopening Borders For Tourism April 1

Malaysia Finally Reopens After 2 Years Malaysia is reopening its borders for tourism on April 1 for the first time in over two years as the country reaches the endemic stage of COVID-19. Malaysia is one of the few remaining nations worldwide to not reopen its borders for tourism. Many Southeast Asia neighbors—including Thailand and the …

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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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