If you are traveling to South Korea, you will no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result prior to departure. This went into effect on September 3, but travelers must still take an on-arrival PCR test within 24 hours of their arrival and upload the results to the country’s Q-code website.
All passengers, including children under the age of six, must register for Q-code prior to departure. The email address of the traveller will then be sent a QR code. According to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore, this is only valid for a single entry.
Visitors who are eligible for visa-free entry must also register for the Korea Electronic Travel Authorization, or K-ETA, if they are staying for less than 90 days. South Korean quarantine requirements were lifted for all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, on June 8.
Tourists will be able to visit Japan on package tours without a guide beginning September 7. However, compared to many other major economies, the country still has strict border restrictions. Tourists will be able to visit Japan on package tours without a guide starting September 7. However, in comparison to many other major economies, the country still has strict border controls.
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, for example, are on Japan’s blue list, which means no on-arrival tests or quarantine will be required. There is also no need to submit a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
If a traveler from a country on the yellow list, such as India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, or Portugal, does not have a valid vaccination certificate, they must be quarantined for three days. Japan’s visa-exemption policies remain in effect.
Hong Kong reduced the hotel quarantine period for all arrivals from seven to three days on August 12. They must then self-monitor for the next four days. During this time, if they test negative, they can go out, but only to low-risk areas, such as restaurants and bars where mask-off activities take place.
The status of their isolation will be updated on the LeaveHomeSafe mobile application. Only fully vaccinated visitors are permitted to enter Hong Kong. For passengers aged three and up, a pre-departure PCR test is required, which must be completed within 48 hours of the scheduled flight time.
They must also have confirmation of a room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel for three nights beginning on the day they arrive in Hong Kong. This applies to all visitors who have spent 14 days outside of China prior to arriving in Hong Kong.
Non-fully vaccinated short-term visitors aged 13 and above who travel to Singapore no longer need to apply for entry approval as of August 29.
The health ministry stated that they are not required to complete a seven-day stay-at-home notice upon arrival or to take a PCR test at the end of the stay-at-home notice period, citing the improving local and global COVID-19 situation.
Travellers who have not been fully immunized must, however, present a negative pre-departure test within two days of leaving for Singapore. They must also purchase COVID-19 travel insurance that covers their entire stay. All air and sea travelers entering Singapore must submit an electronic health declaration using the SG Arrival Card e-service up to three days before arrival.
From August 1, all travelers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, are allowed to enter Malaysia and do not need a pre-departure or on-arrival COVID-19 test.
They will no longer need to enter the traveller’s card into the MySejahtera mobile app. According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, authorities will increase monitoring of travelers’ health symptoms at all international entry points into Malaysia.
All newly arrived international travelers should self-monitor their health, follow standard operating procedures, and seek medical attention if they become ill, according to Mr. Khairy.
Travellers no longer need to apply for a Thailand Pass, which was an online platform for submitting documents before entering Thailand.
Travelers entering Thailand will only need to show proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a passport. Those who have not been fully immunized must have a negative PCR test or a professionally administered ART result. There is no need to quarantine if these conditions are met.
Taiwan no longer requires negative pre-departure PCR tests. However, upon arrival, a PCR test is still required. In June, it reduced the number of days new arrivals spent in isolation from seven to three. These requirements, as well as the weekly limit of 50,000 arrivals, will be maintained for the time being, according to Command Centre chief Victor Wang on September 5.
All foreign visitors to Taiwan must apply for a special permit under COVID-19. Visitors must have hotel reservation confirmation from a quarantined hotel.
source : channelnewsasia.com