Asia’s COVID-19 Travel Rules

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Updated May 2021

Learn More About How To Travel In the Age of COVID-19!

Travelling during a pandemic can be a minefield.

Whilst some people can afford to hire a professional to work it out for them, for many this may not be an option.

That’s why the Epicentre team has put together this list to help you plan that much-needed holiday, business trip, family visit or return trip home.

Please note that we will keep this list as up to date as possible, so join our newsletter to be alerted on the latest updates.

Also note that we have not included every country, although we are working on it. So if you want a country added to the list please email:

Please note that we do try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, but please use the resources provided to keep ahead of shifting regulations. Epicentre cannot be held liable for missed flights or changing regulations

Where are you traveling to?






Middle East




For more information please keep an eye on this resource.


Take a look at this informative blog article.


Take a look at this informative blog article.


For more information visit this resource.

Hong Kong

Take a look at this informative blog article.


For more information and to keep up to date on any changes visit this official website.


Take a look at this informative blog article.


For more information visit the Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Take a look at this informative blog article.


Take a look at this informative blog article.


For more information take a look at the Malaysian Dept of Foreign affairs website here and see the official Expatriate news bulletin site here.


To get updates keep an eye on sites such as Smart Travel Mongolia.


For the latest flight updates, check the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.


Take a look at this informative blog article.


Learn more on the official government travel advisory. Philippine Airlines also provides information on flights and new normal procedures for passengers. Follow the Department of Health in the Philippines for the latest information on COVID-19 statistics.


Check the latest information to see which measures apply to you. To see that latest information on COVID in Singapore visit this government website.

South Korea

For more information keep an eye on the official government COVID website and check visa requirements.

Sri Lanka

Take a look at this informative blog article.


Keep an eye on the official government FAQ page and the noticeboard where new regulations are released.


Keep an eye on this Thai government FAQ page and on their entry procedures.


To keep up todate read the Vietnam tourism travel advisory.

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