A country-by-country guide to travel restrictions in Asia

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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 Asia’s most popular countries have been welcoming travelers for months with few restrictions in place.

Scroll through the list of countries across the continent and you’ll see that only a few popular destinations remain closed to travelers – and we hope that list continues to shrink. So whether your bucket list is to bask in the sun in the Maldives, eat at street food stalls in Bangkok, or hit the beach in Bali, here’s where you can — and can’t — go today. today…and what you might need to get in.

Here are the entry rules and regulations for Asia, listed alphabetically by country.

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

Bangladesh

Open to US travellers? Yes

Travelers are allowed enter bangladesh with proof of full vaccination or 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 US travellers? Yes

American citizens are authorized entry into Cambodia if fully vaccinated, although unvaccinated travelers can also enter but will need to take a rapid test upon arrival.

China

Open to US travellers? Yes, with quarantine

China’s borders are technically open to US citizens with valid visas and residence permits. But visitors must test on arrival and then quarantine for 14 days, with further tests to be released from quarantine.

hong kong

Open to US travellers? Yes, with quarantine

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

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

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

India

Open to US travellers? Yes

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

Open to US travellers? Yes

From Jakarta to Bali and other destinations across the archipelago, Indonesia is open to fully vaccinated tourists. But all travelers aged 6 and over must provide proof of vaccination – plus temperature checks are required on arrival.

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Japan

Open to US travellers? Nope

Japan remains closed to almost all tourists except for a small number of approved travelers who are part of group tours. It’s unclear when Japan will open up more widely, but Japanese tourism officials have consistently pushed to expand who is allowed to visit the country.

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Kazakhstan

Open to US travellers? Yes

American 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 US travellers? Yes

There is no COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to enter Kyrgyzstan.

Laos

Open to US travellers? 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 US travellers? Nope

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

Malaysia

Open to US travellers? Yes

US citizens can enter Malaysia to travel. All entry requirements were removed on August 1, 2022.

Maldives

Open to US travellers? Yes

The Maldives is wide open to tourism with no requirements for testing or vaccinations. After a change this spring, travelers are are no longer needed present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival.

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Mongolia

Open to US travellers? Yes

There are no entry rules for travelers entering Mongolia.

Burma

Open to US travellers? Yes

Travelers are allowed to enter Myanmar with proof of vaccination, as well as a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 48 hours before arrival. Medical insurance and a health declaration form are also required.

Nepal

Open to US travellers? Yes

US citizens are allowed to enter with proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.

Pakistan

Open to US travellers? Yes

Vaccinated travelers are allowed entry to pakistan without proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Unvaccinated travelers must provide negative COVID-19 test results taken no later than 72 hours prior to arrival.

The Philippines

Open to US travellers? Yes

The The Philippines has reopened its borders to fully vaccinated tourists in February. Unvaccinated travelers cannot enter the country with the exception of minors under the age of 12 accompanying a vaccinated adult. No additional COVID-19 testing is required.

Singapore

Open to US travellers? Yes

US citizens can enter Singapore without quarantine if they are fully vaccinated. Pre-departure and on-arrival testing are no longer required for entry.

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South Korea

Open to US travellers? Yes

US citizens are allowed entry in South Korea from April 1 with proof of full vaccination. A negative COVID-19 taken within 48 hours of departure is also required.

Sri Lanka

Open to US travellers? Yes

Travelers are allowed entry to Sri Lanka without proof of negative COVID-19 test results. There is no longer a quarantine requirement for vaccinated travellers, although unvaccinated visitors must quarantine on arrival for seven days at a government hotel. Health insurance is required to enter.

Taiwan

Open to US travellers? Nope

Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter Taiwan unless they hold a resident alien certificate or have official forms proving they meet entry standards.

Taiwan now allows travelers to transit through Taipei Airport (TPE) to travel elsewhere in Asia.

Tajikistan

Open to US travellers? Yes

All travelers must present proof that they are fully immunized or provide negative COVID-19 test results taken within 72 hours of departure.

Thailand

Open to US travellers? Yes

Since July 1, travelers can enter Thailand without the Thailand Pass. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken no later than 72 hours before departure is still required.

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Uzbekistan

Open to US travellers? Yes

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

Vietnam

Open to US travellers? Yes

Vietnam has reopened its borders from 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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