Last Updated: 21 August, 2023
This page is regularly updated with the latest information on border status, entry requirements, and COVID restrictions across our destinations.
Check below for a snapshot view of travel restrictions per market and destination. Otherwise, navigate the contents to check the latest for each country.
For further information, or if you have any destination-specific questions, please reach out to our helpful, knowledgeable teams.
Many places are reporting that a proof of insurance cover is necessary for entry. We can confirm that this is not a mandatory requirement.
We expect the tracing app with the traffic light system to be a feature foreign tourists will have to use once they arrive.
The list of authorized vaccines (to be exempt from the need for a travel policy) include:
Effective from February 2023, visitors who test negative for Covid-19 prior to departure can enter Hong Kong without having to undergo quarantine, isolation or medical surveillance. Proof of vaccination is no longer required.
Inbound persons from Taiwan and overseas places aged 4 or above, are required to conduct a rapid antigen test (RAT, can be self-administered) within 24 hours, or undergo a PCR-based nucleic acid test within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of flight departure.
Normal travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland has also resumed with no pre-departure testing requirements.
For more detailed info, check out Tips for flying to Hong Kong (discoverhongkong.com)
• Proof of Covid vaccination, negative PCR test result and health insurance covering Covid-19 treatment is no longer required to enter Indonesia. Face masks too, are no longer required.
• Travellers from a list of 86 selected countries may opt to enter with Visa on Arrival (VoA) instead of a sponsored visa.
• As from 6 April, Indonesia has reintroduced visa exemption for the following 9 ASEAN countries: Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Citizens from these countries no longer have to pay for a VoA and can enter for free.
Visa on Arrival will be available for travellers from these 86 countries, upon entry via Bali:
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Netherlands, Philippines, Tunisia, Turkey, UEA, USA, Vietnam, Austria, Croatia, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic, Estonia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Greece, Ireland, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Oman, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Jordan, Maldives, Monaco, Colombia, Albania, Andorra, Chile, Ecuador, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Palestine, San Marino, Suriname, Uzbekistan, and the Vatican.
Discova Indonesia can be a guarantor and assist your clients in obtaining the B211A Visa for travellers.
Terms and conditions:
Any changes to the above rules will be monitored and adjusted.
As of 29 April 2023, travellers are no longer required to provide a Covid vaccination certificate or negative PCR test result when entering Japan.
How to apply for a visa:
• Visa is required for all travellers into Japan. Discova Japan will assist in issuing supporting documents, e.g. itinerary to facilitate the visa application.
• For more information on visa application procedures, entry requirements and quarantine rules, please refer to the Japan Embassy websites in the clients’ respective countries of residence.
During their stay:
Further easing of restrictions will be updated here.
Mexico is open to travellers. There is no need to provide a negative PCR test or quarantine on arrival.
Since the military takeover, vaccination drives and travel arrangements have been significantly disrupted. We will update on the situation in Myanmar whenever we know more.
As from 13 February 2023, there are no longer any COVID-19 measures for travellers arriving in Singapore, regardless of vaccination status or traveller profile. Singapore is open to all travellers without quarantine. This includes non-fully vaccinated travellers. Covid-19 pre-departure tests are not required.
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As from 1 October, Thai authorities will no longer require entrants to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results. The government will also allow people to attend crowded events without needing to show proof of vaccination.
If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to our teams who will help and advise in any way they can.
Until 30th June 2022, all travellers, regardless of their mode of entry, have to apply for a Thailand Pass before travel.
From 01 July, Thailand Pass is no longer required, but either proof of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test (taken within 72 hours of travel) is required.
Wearing of masks is now voluntary in public spaces. The Ministry of Public Health recommends that people still wear masks in crowded or poorly ventilated places. Private institutions (shops, transport, etc.) have the right to retain mask mandates, and government buildings are likely to retain the mask-wearing rule for now. The skytrain and underground have retained the rule.
All travellers will be able to enter Vietnam without quarantine and will be able to travel freely throughout the country regardless of vaccination status. No pre- or on-arrival Covid testing is required.
On 15 August, Vietnam extended its tourist e-visa validity from 30 to 90 days, also allowing visitors multiple entries. The country has resumed e-visa for citizens from all countries and visa-on-arrival. More details can be found here: Discova Vietnam – Visas.
The country also extended visa exemption from 15 days to 45 days for citizens from 13 countries: Germany, UK, Northern Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Belarus. Citizens from these countries may enter Vietnam visa-free for up to 45 days, regardless of passport type and entry purpose.
As ever, if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our teams for the latest info.
At the border gate, if a traveller shows symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection, they must immediately notify the health agency at the border gate to take medical measures as regulated.
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