Latest entry policies of some ASEAN countries


International Business News  –  Cambodia: Unvaccinated people who test negative on entry do not need to isolate

On July 8, the Cambodian Ministry of Health issued a notice that from July 11, travelers who have not been vaccinated or who have not completed two doses of vaccination when entering Cambodia, if the rapid test result is negative, no longer need to be quarantined.

Cambodian Minister of Health Meng Wenxing pointed out that unvaccinated people who have tested negative when entering the country do not need to be quarantined again. If the test result is positive, but the patient has only mild symptoms, they can choose to isolate and treat at home. If a patient is diagnosed with severe illness, he must go to a designated hospital for treatment.

The Cambodian Health Minister pointed out that those who have not been vaccinated or who have not completed two doses of the vaccine will have to pay a rapid test fee of US $5 when entering Cambodia. He also encouraged unvaccinated people to get vaccinated for free at local vaccination points as soon as possible.

According to previous reports, Cambodia’s entry measures were adjusted from March 17 this year, lifting the ban on entry personnel to present a health certificate (PCR) issued within 72 hours of not being infected with the new crown; lifting the ban on entry personnel receiving rapid testing upon arrival in Cambodia; Restoring visas on arrival (including by air, land and water). All tourists are required to present a Covid-19 vaccination card upon arrival in Cambodia. Tourists who have not yet received the full dose of the new crown vaccine will still need to be quarantined for 14 days at the quarantine point designated by the authorities upon arrival in Cambodia.

Cambodia is one of the few countries in Southeast Asia that has fully liberalized entry requirements. Compared with other countries in Southeast Asia, Cambodia only needs to do a quick test to enter the country. This requirement has basically returned to the pre-epidemic level.

Thailand: Cancellation of pass and health insurance with a sum assured of USD 10,000

From July 1, 2022, in addition to the necessary passports and visas, foreign travelers can enter Thailand without quarantine with only the complete vaccination certificate of the new crown vaccine or the negative nucleic acid certificate (paper or electronic version) 72 hours before the trip.

According to the new policy, temperature measurement facilities will also be withdrawn at airports and land borders, and only random check posts will be set up to conduct random checks on entry documents of inbound passengers. Passengers who cannot show proof will be required to undergo professional antigen testing at the entry point. However, it is still necessary to complete at least 2 doses of the vaccine before entering Thailand.

Entry preparation materials:

Passport valid for more than half a year

A valid electronic visa is basically a business visa now, and a visa on arrival can also enter Thailand, and there must be a reasonable reason when leaving the country

The COVID test result by RT-PCR method is negative, written in english, and the result is obtained within 72 hours before departure (for unvaccinated applicants)

Malaysia: Cancellation of entry testing and quarantine

From May 1, 2022, foreign travelers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer be required to undergo Covid-19 testing or stay in quarantine hotels when entering Malaysia.

Immigrants must provide proof of vaccination against the new crown, and they still have to fill in relevant information on MySejahtera, an epidemic prevention tracking mobile software, when entering the country. “This is the only condition for entering Malaysia.”

Passengers who have not completed the vaccination or have not been vaccinated are required to quarantine for 5 days.

Entry materials:

Download, register and launch the MySejahtera app;

Insurance policy (no hard requirements, but it is better to have);

Passport + Visa;

Round trip ticket (must have 1 ticket out of Malaysia

48 hours nucleic acid test report;

Complete vaccine certificate;

Hotel reservation form, or accommodation address when entering Malaysia;

Singapore : Cancellation of rapid entry test

From April 1, 2022, passengers who have completed vaccination do not need to undergo a rapid ART antigen test after entering Singapore; nucleic acid testing is required within 48 hours before entry;

Submit the SG Arrival Card information and fill in the information within 3 days before boarding

Unvaccinated passengers are required to undergo a nucleic acid test within 2 days before departure and obtain a copy of the test report with a negative result.

Prepare materials:

The protection license is valid for at least 6 months.

Proof of vaccination

Fill out the SG Arrival Card 3 days before arrival

Install the Trace Together APP

Electronic Pass

Philippines: Further relaxation of entry requirements

From May 30, 2022, international tourists who have been fully vaccinated entering the Philippines only need to provide a certificate of vaccination against the new crown, and no nucleic acid test results are required.

From May 30, 2022, international tourists who have been fully vaccinated entering the Philippines only need to provide a certificate of vaccination against the new crown, and no nucleic acid test results are required.Visitors under the age of 12 are required to travel with their parents or guardians who have been fully vaccinated and vaccinated.

Remove restrictions on types of vaccination certificates for Covid-19, and accept any type of vaccination certificate from all countries. Travel insurance and a specific amount of coverage are no longer required to enter the Philippines, but the country still encourages tourists to purchase travel insurance.

Prepare materials:

1. VaxCertPH

2. Manual or electronic vaccine certificates from various countries

3. Vaccine certificates from countries that have mutual recognition and reciprocity agreements with the Philippines

4. Passport (valid for more than 6 months)

5. Short-term visitors are required to present a valid return ticket, not applicable to foreign spouses and children of Filipino citizens and former Filipino citizens

6. Negative report of RT-PCR new crown test within 48 hours before flight departure or negative report of new crown antigen test within 24 hours

Vietnam: Suspend nucleic acid testing requirements for inbound personnel

Since May 15, the requirement for nucleic acid testing of inbound personnel has been suspended.

Pre-departure nucleic acid testing is no longer required when entering Vietnam, and entry nucleic acid testing is no longer required after arriving in Vietnam.

It is no longer necessary to make a personal health declaration before entering Vietnam, and the individual’s new crown vaccination certificate will not be checked after arriving in Vietnam.

It is no longer mandatory to purchase COVID-19 medical insurance when entering Vietnam, and home isolation or centralized isolation is no longer required after arriving in Vietnam.

Laos: reopen all entry and exit international ports

From May 9, 2022, all entry and exit international ports will be reopened.

Those applying for entry can apply for a visa at the local Lao embassy or consulate, the Lao e-visa website, or apply for a visa on arrival at a designated port.

Holders of a certificate of complete vaccination against the new crown vaccine are not required to undergo nucleic acid testing before departure or after entry;

If you are over 12 years old and have no proof of complete vaccination against the new crown virus, if you hold a negative result of the new crown virus rapid test within 48 hours before entering the country, you do not need to take the virus test after entering the country.

Foreigners infected with the new coronavirus after entering the country must bear the medical expenses themselves.


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