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

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(Updated on 30 Jul 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: Temporary Ban on All International Flights to Thailand extended from 1 June 2020 to 30 June 2020.

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

Restriction issued on: 18 May 2020
Updates and details: http://www.thai-consulate.org.hk/web/3015.php?c=1376


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: Foreign nationals who stayed in 146 countries/regions including Hong Kong in the past 14 days will be subject to denial of landing.

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

Restriction issued on: 24 Jul 2020


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


South Korea Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: The validity of all short-term visas, as well as visa-free entry and visa waiver programs will be temporarily suspended, effective from 13 April 2020.

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

Restriction issued on: 9 Apr 2020

Updates and details: http://overseas.mofa.go.kr/hk-en/brd/m_1495/list.do


Indonesia Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: Foreign visitors are restricted from travelling to the Indonesian Territory, effective from 2 April 2020 until further notice.

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

Restriction issued on: 31 Mar 2020

Updates and details: https://www.imigrasi.go.id/berita/detail/informasi-terkini-kebijakan-imigrasi-terkait-covid-19#_Toc36915634


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: All short-term visitors will not be allowed to enter Singapore, except for visitors issued with SafeTravel Pass or visitors with approval letter of entry from the relevant agency in Singapore.

Restriction issued on: 17 Jun 2020

Updates and details: https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19


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: Visa exemption policy and issuance of tourist visa, e-visa and visa on arrival to any foreigner is suspended, effective from 30 Mar 2020.

Restriction issued on: 27 Mar 2020

Updates and details: https://www.evisa.gov.kh/news


Maldives Travel Restrictions

International Travel Restrictions

Travel Restriction Status: Maldives reopened the border on 15th July 2020, all travellers travelling to and from Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours prior to their travel.

Restriction issued on: 15 Jul 2020
Updates and details: https://immigration.gov.mv/immigration-introduces-electronic-traveller-health-declaration/


*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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