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Most of Asia is Open: A Country-by-Country Guide to Asia Travel Restrictions

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Nearly three years into the pandemic, much of the world has reopened to travelers – and Asia isn't too far behind. In fact, almost all of the most popular destinations in Asia are welcoming back travelers from the U.S. and across the globe with few restrictions in place.

The latest improvement? Hong Kong, where the government is set to allow fully vaccinated visitors to roam the city freely. Travelers still have to test negative for COVID-19 within 24 hours of departure for Hong Kong and again after arrival – plus, masks are still required in most venues. But the ability to visit shops and restaurants more easily should put Hong Kong back on the list of many U.S. travelers.

Hong Kong joins a growing list of other countries that have made it easier to visit. None stands out more than Japan, which re-opened for international travel in October. But other countries including Cambodia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand have all eased international travel requirements in recent months.

So whether your bucket list consists of lounging in the sun in the Maldives, eating at food stalls in the streets of Bangkok, fresh sushi in Tokyo, or hitting the beach in Bali, here's where you can – and can't – go today … and what you might need in order to get in.

These are the current entry rules and regulations in Asia, organized alphabetically by country.

Don't see a country you're interested in here, including in the Middle East? Check out our global country-by-country guide to travel restrictions!
 

 

Bangladesh

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are allowed to enter Bangladesh with proof of full vaccination or by providing a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure. All arriving passengers must complete a Passenger Health Declaration form within three days of arrival.

 

Cambodia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry in Cambodia. There are no longer any COVID-19-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens.

 

Asia is reopening

 

China

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

China's borders are technically open to U.S. citizens with valid visas and residence permits. But visitors must test on arrival and then quarantine for a minimum of 10 days, with additional testing required to be released from quarantine.

 

Hong Kong

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers can enter Hong Kong with proof of full vaccination as well as a negative PCR test taken within 24 hours of departure to Hong Kong. You'll currently be required to take a PCR test again on your third day, plus rapid tests for the first five days.

But now, visitors no longer have to quarantine upon arrival and are no longer subject to three days of health monitoring upon arrival in the city. All travelers to Hong Kong can explore the city freely so long as they test negative for COVID-19 before their flight there. Proof of vaccination and mask wearing are still required in most areas of Hong Kong.

Travelers heading elsewhere in Asia are now allowed to freely transit through the Hong Kong (HKG) airport without any additional restrictions.

 

India

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are allowed to enter India with proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Thermal screenings and random COVID-19 tests may be administered upon arrival.
 

the Taj Mahal

 

Indonesia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

From Jakarta to Bali and other destinations across the archipelago, Indonesia is open to fully vaccinated tourists. But all travelers age 18 and up must provide proof of vaccination – plus, temperature checks are required upon arrival. Travelers must also download and use the PeduliLindungi app prior to departure for Indonesia.

Check out our guide to Bali!

 

Japan

Open to American Travelers? Yes

As of October, visa-free tourism is once again allowed in Japan for U.S. travelers. Fully vaccinated adults are allowed to enter Japan. Unvaccinated adults are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test taken with 72 hours of arrival in Japan.

There are no longer any quarantines or arrival tests for any U.S. traveler to Japan.
 

Tokyo Travel

 

Kazakhstan 

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. travelers are allowed to enter Kazakhstan for tourism. There are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements, according to the U.S. embassy.

 

Kyrgyzstan

Open to American Travelers? Yes

There are no COVID-19 testing or proof of vaccination requirements to enter Kyrgyzstan.

 

Laos

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Laos is open to travelers who show proof of full vaccination or provide a negative COVID-19 taken within 48 hours of departure.

 

Macau

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine. 

Macau is now open to U.S. travelers … with a catch. Travelers from “low-risk” areas, including the United States, are allowed to visit Macau. All travelers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of travel.

U.S. travelers must quarantine in a hotel for five days, followed by three more days of “home quarantine.”

 

Malaysia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens can enter Malaysia for travel. All entry requirements were dropped on Aug. 1, 2022.

 

Maldives

Open to American Travelers? Yes

The Maldives are wide open for tourism with no testing or vaccination requirements. After a change this past spring, travelers are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival.

 

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Mongolia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

There are no entry regulations for travelers entering Mongolia.

 

Myanmar

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are permitted to enter Myanmar with proof of vaccination, plus a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. Medical insurance and a health declaration form are also required.

 

Nepal

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry with proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.

 

Pakistan

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Vaccinated travelers are permitted entry into Pakistan without proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Unvaccinated travelers must provide negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

 

The Philippines

Open to American Travelers? Yes

The Philippines has reopened its borders to fully vaccinated tourists in February. Unvaccinated travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of departure to enter.

 

Singapore

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens may enter Singapore without quarantine if they are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of travel.

 

Asia is reopening

 

South Korea

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are allowed entry into South Korea as of April 1 with proof of full vaccination. No COVID-19 testing is required to enter South Korea.

 

Sri Lanka

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are allowed entry into Sri Lanka without entry requirements other than a $12-per-month health insurance plan.

 

Taiwan

Open to American Travelers? Yes

There are no longer any entry requirements for Americans traveling to Taiwan. No pre-travel testing or proof of vaccination are required to enter.

Travelers can also freely transit through Taipei (TPE) Airport once again.

 

Tajikistan

Open to American Travelers? Yes

All travelers must show proof of being fully vaccinated or provide negative COVID-19 test results taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

 

Thailand

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers can enter Thailand without any travel restrictions for Americans. There are no vaccination, testing, or entry health screening requirements to visit the country.

 

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Uzbekistan

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test results are no longer required for travelers.

 

Vietnam

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Vietnam reopened its borders as of March 15, and now there are no additional entry requirements. As of May 15, travelers no longer need to provide negative COVID-19 test results to enter the country.

 

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