No joke, April 1 is going to be a big day.
April 1 is known as “April Fool’s Day” in several locations where friends and sometimes companies celebrate by playing silly jokes on others. We will celebrate by sharing the very real changes impacting border crossings in Asia.
Starting on 1 April:
- Hong Kong residents will be able to catch flights from Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, Philippines, UK, US and Nepal as a ban on flights is lifted. Also, hotel quarantine can be reduced to 14 days if testing on day 5, 6 and 7 is negative.
- Fully-vaccinated arrivals without registration in Korea will join travelers with the registration in skipping quarantine.
- Malaysia will no longer require fully-vaccinated arrivals to quarantine.
- Myanmar will lift the 2-year ban on international flight arrivals.
- Travelers to Singapore will be able to enter without quarantine or on-arrival testing, even without using VTL flights.
- Thailand will remove pre-arrival testing requirements and shorten the Alternate Quarantine requirement from 7 or 10 days to only 5 days.
As restrictions drop, there is a correlating strain on local resources including government offices such as visa processing, flights, hotels, etc. While situations remain fluid, we can only recommend to our clients that the level of flexibility required for these past two years be maintained throughout 2022.
COMING SOON: Registration is now open for our next webinar: “What does Sustainability look like in Asia? Do you know what you are doing?”
Due to the many time zones, we offer you the opportunity to register to join us for the live event or, if you are unable to attend, to receive the recording. Please REGISTER HERE.
You can download a copy of this report here.