Following public outrage and recent protests, Chinese authorities announced easing COVID-19 restrictions in several major cities from Saturday, Dec. 4, 2022.
Taiwan is considering an end to its quarantine requirement for all arrivals in mid-October, as the East Asian economy moves to dismantle some of the last pandemic-related border restrictions still in place globally.
From April 01, 2022, all fully vaccinated travelers visiting Korea will be exempted from staying in isolation (7days currently).
New Zealand on Wednesday announced to reduce the isolation period for COVID-19 infected persons and close contacts from 10 to seven days.
Indonesia will reopen Bali to all foreign visitors starting Feb. 4, this time requiring a shorter quarantine period as the country seeks to revive tourism and sustain economic recovery.
Starting from February 1, travel within the EU may become easier after member states agreed to new non-binding travel rules.
Effective 13 Jan. 2022, the Malaysian government announced new entry regulations and procedures for travelers.
Testing and border measures are changing for fully eligible fully vaccinated travelers arriving in England. The travel industry has welcomed the scrapping of pre-departure tests for people traveling to England.
Unvaccinated travelers from the United States will be required to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival in France as the French authorities have added the US to the COVID-19 red list of countries.
The French government on Thursday banned nonessential travel to and from Britain and tightened testing requirements for travelers due to the rise in Omicron cases.
One out of five destinations continues to have their borders completely closed as new surges of COVID-19 impact the restart of international tourism and the European Union is preparing new rules for safe travels.
From Singapore and Malaysia to Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, borders are starting to reopen after months of pandemic-induced restrictions and lockdowns.
Thailand will let vaccinated visitors from 46 countries without entering COVID-19 quarantine from next month, up from 10 previously announced.
Visitors from 10 low-risk countries will not be required to undergo isolation on arrival from November 1, 2021.