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

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

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More than two years into the pandemic, much of the world has reopened to travelers – and Asia isn't too far behind. In fact, many of the most popular countries in Asia have been welcoming back travelers for months with few restrictions in place.

Scan the list of countries throughout the continent and you'll see that just a few popular destinations remain closed to travelers – and we're hopeful that list will continue to shrink. So whether your bucket list consists of lounging in the sun in the Maldives, eating at food stalls in the streets of Bangkok, 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.

Here 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 if they are fully vaccinated, though unvaccinated travelers can also enter but will be required to take a rapid test upon arrival.

 

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 14 days, with additional testing required to be released from quarantine.

 

Hong Kong

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

Travelers can enter Hong Kong with proof of full vaccination as well as a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure to Hong Kong. But from there, all visitors must quarantine at a designated hotel for three days.

All travelers are also required to complete a Health and Quarantine Declaration Information form prior to arrival.

Travelers heading elsewhere in Asia are now allowed to 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.
Asia is reopening

 

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 6 and up must provide proof of vaccination – plus, temperature checks are required upon arrival.

Check out our guide to Bali!

 

Japan

Open to American Travelers? No

Japan remains closed to nearly all tourists except for a small number of approved travelers who are part of group tours. It's unclear when Japan will open more broadly, but Japanese tourism officials have been steadily pushing to expand who is allowed to visit the country.

 

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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? No

Macau remains closed to U.S. citizens for tourism purposes, with very few exceptions.

 

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 spring, travelers are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival.

 

Asia is reopening

See if the Maldives deserve a spot on your bucket list!

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 cannot enter the country aside from minors under 12 who are accompanying a vaccinated adult. No additional COVID-19 testing is required.

 

Singapore

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens may enter Singapore without quarantine if they are fully vaccinated. Pre-departure and testing on arrival are no longer required to enter.

 

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. A negative COVID-19 taken within 48 hours prior to departure is also required.

 

Sri Lanka

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are allowed entry into Sri Lanka without proof of negative COVID-19 test results. There is no longer a quarantine required for vaccinated travelers, though unvaccinated visitors need to quarantine upon arrival for seven days at a government hotel. Health insurance is required to enter.

 

Taiwan

Open to American Travelers? No

Foreign nationals are not allowed entry into Taiwan unless they hold an Alien Resident Certificate or have official forms proving they meet entry standards.

Taiwan does now allow travelers to transit through the Taipei (TPE) airport en route to somewhere else in Asia.

 

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

As of July 1, travelers can enter Thailand without the Thailand Pass. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure are still required.

 

Asia is reopening

Here's how we'd spend two weeks in Thailand!

 

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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