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[UPDATED 29 Nov 2021] Covid-19 Travel Requirements for Villa Finder’s Asian Destinations

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The pandemic is ongoing and there is new information at an almost daily basis. This can be confusing, but it is our goal to keep it clear and updated for you. In this article, we constantly update the Covid-19 travel requirements of our destinations in Asia.

Note: as the rules can be complicated depending on your type of travel, in this article we will only focus on restrictions on non-essential travel, ie. travel for tourism purposes. For quick access, simply click on the country you want to travel to.

Indonesia Covid-19 Non-Essential Travel Requirements

Since October 14th, Bali has opened its border for travelers from 19 countries: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and Norway. Travelers must be fully vaccinated and will have to quarantine for 7 days upon arrival. They can only enter with a B211A visa. (More information here)

At the moment, even though Bali has opened its borders for those 19 countries, the only port of entrance is Jakarta and the quarantine has to happen in Jakarta because there are no international flights to Bali available yet. However, Indonesia is working on opening the international airport of Bali and a list of quarantine hotels in Bali has already been issued. As soon as the international airport will open, quarantine will be possible in Bali as well. (More information here)

Besides the above, visitors from all other countries can also enter using a business visa (B211A) but only via Jakarta (also when there are international flights to Bali available).

The B211A visa costs about $300, is valid for 60 days and after those 60 days the visa can be extended per month with a total of 3 months extension. Contact us for more information.

Starting November 29th, the quarantine duration for fully vaccinated travelers has been increased from 3 days to 7 days due to the new Omicron corona variant. Also, there is a list of countries that are currently not allowed to enter Indonesia: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia and Hong Kong.

For domestic travel, please check out this link

As of 27 November 2021, over 138 million people have received the first dose of vaccination. Approximately 94 million people have received 2 doses. (More information here). In Bali, 68% of the population has received 2 doses of the vaccine.

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Last update: 29 November

Mauritius Covid-19 Non-Essential Travel Requirements

Current situation: As of 31 October 2021, 67% of the population is fully vaccinated; 4.2% is partially vaccinated. (More information here)

Mauritius is open for tourism, but per 30 November only for vaccinated tourists. Non vaccinated people can not enter if they come for leisure, only if they have a major reason to visit Mauritius.

If you are fully vaccinated:

  • Present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure
  • PCR test upon arrival
  • PCR test on day 5
  • Health or travel insurance covering COVID-19 related expenses is mandatory

If you are unvaccinated:

  • Major reason to enter, other than leisure/holiday
  • Present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure
  • Quarantine for 14 days at an approved accommodation
  • PCR test on arrival, day 7 and day 14
  • Health or travel insurance covering COVID-19 related expenses is mandatory

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Last update: 2 December

Sri Lanka Covid-19 Non-Essential Travel Requirements

Current situation: As of 28 October 2021, 62% of the population has been fully vaccinated. 9% has only been partially vaccinated. (More information here)

If you decide to travel to Sri Lanka, you will need to provide:

  • COVID-19 local travel insurance cover for US$12 for a policy of US50,000 for a period of one month
  • A negative PCR test with 72 hours before departure. If you have been infected within the last 3 months, you can do a Rapid Antigen test within 48 hours before departure.
  • Original Certificate of Vaccination
  • A booking at an approved hotel for up to 14 days, depending on the length of the stay
  • Airport transfers have to be arranged by either the respective Certified Safe & Secure L1 hotel or Certified Safe & Secure travel agent.
  • No quarantine is required, although you can only visit approved tourist sites during the first 14 days
  • Travellers who have received the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine should carry the original vaccination certificate / card

For more detailed information, check out Sri Lanka Covid-19 Travel Requirements: Covid-19 Bio-Bubble [Updated 10/2021]

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Last update: 1 November

Thailand Covid-19 Non-Essential Travel Requirements

Current situation: After months of strict travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand is gearing up for a return to normalcy by easing travel restrictions and quarantine requirements and allowing regular tourists to enter the country.

As of November 1st, fully vaccinated travelers from the 63 listed Low-Risk Countries (see here) are allowed to enter Thailand without quarantine. Here are the requirements:

  • Fully vaccinated for more than 14 days before traveling
  • Residing in the country of departure for at least 21 days
  • Must book a SHA+ Hotel for at least one night while waiting for the result of the RT PCR COVID test taken upon arrival
  • Must get a Covid-19 insurance.

Fully vaccinated travelers from countries not included in the 63 Low-Risk countries, are also not required to undergo a mandatory quarantine. They are allowed to travel to Thailand without quarantine under the Phuket Sandbox and the Samui Plus Sandbox programs.

International travelers who are not (fully) vaccinated, will be required to undergo the mandatory alternative quarantine of 10 days in a designated quarantine hotel in Bangkok, Phuket, or Samui before they can travel to other parts of Thailand.

As of 28 October 2021, 42% of the population has been fully vaccinated. 17% has only been partially vaccinated. (More information here)

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