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Which popular Asian countries have opened borders for tourists

One of the big news in the travel industry has been the reopening of Japan to foreign tourists after more than two years of closed borders. DIP tells what other popular Asian destinations are open to travelers.

In June, the Japanese authorities have already lifted some restrictions, and those who bought a package tour through a tour operator could visit the country. In addition, the country has introduced restrictions on the number of visits per day – no more than 50,000 tourists.

As reported by Japantimes.co.jp, on October 11, the country lifts restrictions on the number of people entering per day and the need to buy a tour. Thus, free travelers can come to Japan as before. The only requirement remains a negative COVID-19 test result for the unvaccinated.

From September 26, Hong Kong will lift the seven-day quarantine, which has been mandatory for two and a half years. All international arrivals will be able to travel to the accommodations immediately upon arrival but will be required to stay there for three days. You no longer need to take a PCR test 48 hours before departure. It will now be replaced by a rapid antigen test.

Another country is becoming more accessible to tourists – Taiwan. The authorities recently announced that from September 29, the weekly arrival limit will increase from 50,000 to 60,000 people. Travelers will no longer need to take a PCR test upon arrival, but only a rapid COVID-19 test during the three-day quarantine. The three-day quarantine is canceled, and there remains a seven-day self-prophylaxis at the place of residence or in a designated hotel from October 13. Rules and recommendations for prevention are available here.

Earlier it became known that from October 1, Thailand removes all coronavirus restrictions for the entry of tourists. Travelers will no longer be required to present vaccination certificates and COVID-19 test results. In addition, mandatory isolation for those with or without mild symptoms will be lifted from 1 October. However, they are advised to wear masks, wash their hands and maintain social distancing for five days.

Back in the spring, tourists were exempted from mandatory PCR testing in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Singapore. In Malaysia, if you have received two doses of the vaccine, all you need to do is download the MySejahtera app, complete your digital travel card, and verify your vaccination status. Children under 12 years of age are not required to be vaccinated, but they must have an electronic pass. Unvaccinated tourists must be tested before departure and upon arrival.

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