Updated International Travel Restrictions or Ban for Asia Destinations – Thailand, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and more…

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(Updated on 31 Oct 2020)

Many countries have closed their border due to Covid-19 (coronavirus). Travel lovers like us are all looking forward to the end of the pandemic and the day when we can travel again!  Luxxzy is going to keep you updated on the latest immigration status of the popular destinations in Asia. Let’s take a look at the latest update of this week!

Thailand Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: Nationwide Emergency Decree is extended from 1-31 October, 2020.

Details: http://www.thai-consulate.org.hk/web/3015.php?c=1376

Affected Destinations: All destinations in Thailand, including Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, etc.

Restriction issued on: 30 Sep 2020

Special update on Oct 22: The ‘special tourist visa scheme’ for long-staying visitors is officially effective and will be available until 30 September, 2021... <Details>


Taiwan Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: From June 29, 2020, foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits may apply for a special entry permit with an R.O.C. overseas mission by submitting relevant documents and forms.

Affected Destinations: All destinations in Taiwan, including Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Kenting, etc.

Restriction issued on: 24 Jun 2020


Updates and details: https://www.boca.gov.tw/mp-2.html


Japan Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: 9 Countries and districts including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau are removed from the travel restriction list. PCR test is no longer required before and upon arrival, travellers can enter Japan through Narita or Kansai Airport at the current stage. 14days self-quarantine is required and no public transportation should be used.

Affected Destinations: All destinations in Japan, including Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Nagoya, etc.

Restriction issued on: 30 Oct 2020


Updates and details: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html


South Korea Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: Visa for non-urgent travels, including tourism, is suspended until further notice.

Affected Destinations: All destinations in South Korea, including Seoul, Busan, Jeju Island, etc.

Restriction issued on: 15 Jul 2020

Updates and details: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/html/vk/common_intl/corona/covid19_en.html


Indonesia Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: The travel ban will be extended until at least the end of 2020.

Affected Destinations: All destinations in Indonesia, including Bali, Ubud, Kata, Jakarta, etc.

Restriction issued on: 26 Aug 2020

Updates and details: https://www.indonesia.travel/gb/en/news/preparation-to-open-bali-for-visitors-by-implementing-new-era-life-order-protocol


Vietnam Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: From 22 March 2020 until further notice, Vietnam has temporarily suspended entry for all foreign nationals. 

Affected Destinations: All destinations in Vietnam, including Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Halong Bay, Hoi An, etc.

Updates and details: https://vietnam.travel/things-to-do/covid-19-travel-policies-vietnam


Singapore Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: Travellers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China (including HKSAR), New Zealand and Vietnam are allowed to enter the country with Air Travel Pass and valid visa.

Restriction issued on: 30 Oct 2020

Updates and details: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/


Hong Kong Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: No entry of overseas travellers from air. (Exception for visitors from Mainland, Macao & Taiwan)

The transit services at the airport have resumed normal from June 1.

Restriction issued on: 25 Mar 2020


Updates and details: https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/Novel-Coronavirus.html


Cambodia Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: Suspension of visa exemptions and tourist visas (type T) including e-visas and visas on arrival.

Any holders of foreign passports require a valid visa for entry into Cambodia, which can be obtained from any Cambodia diplomatic missions/ embassies abroad.

Restriction issued on: 5 Aug 2020

Updates and details: https://www.mfaic.gov.kh/covid-19


Maldives Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: Maldives reopened the border on 15th July 2020. Effective from 10th September 2020, all tourists and other short-term visitors are required to have certificate of negative PCR test result for COVID-19 before entry.

Restriction issued on: 10 Sep 2020
Updates and details: https://immigration.gov.mv


*All the immigration information is extracted from the official websites with links provided above, and subject to changes and the actual practice executed by the government authorities. For full and accurate details, please seek advice from the related government officials.

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