Here’s A List Of Countries That Have Officially Lifted Quarantine-Requirements

No more fussy two weeks quarantine upon touching down
By: Aqilah Najwa Jamaluddin
April 14, 2022

Good news to the citizens of the world! We have officially entered the phase of the endemic. Which means life is slowly going back to normal—family gathering, lepak-ing with your friends at mamak until 12am, sipping wine till’ late night at your favourite rooftop bars, attending sporting events, concerts shows and recently the border has open its gate once again, welcoming travellers both national and internationally. 

For Singaporeans, (aside from making your quick visit to Johor Bahru weekly), I know you’re eager to fly out outside the country. But the idea of having to quarantine between ten to twelve days in a compact hotel room, the fussy documents you had to deal with upon touching down are so time consuming and tiring. But the good news is, there’s indeed few countries that have officially lifted quarantine requirements. 

That’s right, you won’t need to quarantine on arrival in these countries. As long as you’ve completed your vaccination, you’re very much welcome. For those who haven’t gotten your shot, you’re encouraged to. Scroll down to find out the country of your choice that offers no quarantine, and secure your flight seat ASAP.

Thailand

1. Thailand

The Land of Smiles is one among the first Asian countries to reopen to fully vaccinated visitors. Thailand’s officials declared earlier this year that the whole country’s borders will reopen to vaccinated travellers of all nations beginning 1 February 2022 under the “Test & Go” quarantine-free travel lane.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test required upon arrival, followed by a self antigen test on day five. 

Click here to read more about Thailand SOPs. 

2. Australia 

Since the beginning of the epidemic, Australia has been renowned for having one of the tightest border controls, travel restrictions, and COVID-19 preventative measures in the world. It’s also why Australians have been able to walk out without masks for months while Malaysia ordered national lockdowns last year. The country reopened its borders to all nations on February 21, 2022. 

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test required upon arrival.

Click here to read more about Australia SOPs. 

3. South Korea

South Korea has officially stated that they would welcome fully vaccinated visitors from most nations, including Singaporean and Malaysian, commencing April 1, 2022. To be given entrance for quarantine-free leisure travel, travellers must perform a pre-departure PCR test, report their vaccination history on their Q-Code system, and apply for a K-ETA.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test required before boarding and upon arrival. 

Click here to read more about South Korea SOPs. 

South Korea

4. United Kingdom 

This is your chance to take a break and visit London. The United Kingdom has opened its borders to visitors from most nations, with the exception of those on its red list. And good news, if you’re completely vaccinated, you won’t even need to quarantine or do a COVID-19 test. All you need to do is provide proof of vaccination and a completed passenger locator form, which can be completed online ahead of your arrival in the UK.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test doesn’t required  

Click here to read more about United Kingdom SOPs.

5. Canada

Canada has also reopened its borders to visitors who have gotten the entire series of a COVID-19 vaccination that the government recognises. While the government said last year that it will not admit passengers who have received the Sinovac vaccine, they have increased their list of permitted vaccines in November 2021, so even if you have had the Sinovac vaccine, you are now welcome in Canada.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test doesn’t required  

Click here to read more about Canada SOPs.

Switzerland

6. Switzerland 

Switzerland’s borders are now open to all foreign visitors, including those who have not been immunised and can travel here with a negative PCR test. Switzerland declared in February 2022 that it will remove its COVID-19 travel requirements and other limitations – no more pre-departure testing, quarantine, or entry paperwork will be necessary to enter the country.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test isn’t required.  

Click here to read more about Switzerland SOPs.

7. France

Dreamy fantasy castles, lovely towns, and charming streets – France is now available to fully vaccinated visitors with no quarantine restrictions! You only need to present documentation of your immunisation status and apply for a COVID Health Pass.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test isn’t required.  

Click here to read more about France SOPs.

8. United Arab Emirates

In August of last year, the UAE opened its borders to immunised overseas travellers. Following a recent declaration, vaccinated Singaporean and Malaysian travellers would no longer be required to quarantine or undergo a pre-departure test before entering the UAE.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test isn’t required.  

Click here to read more about UAE SOPs.

Dubai

9. The Maldives

This one is perfect for those who enjoy the beach and the water. Pre-departure PCR testing is no longer required to enter the Maldives as of March 13, 2022! You only need to file a Traveller Health Declaration (THD) 48 hours before your trip and you’re set to go. Furthermore, due to the seclusion of most hotels in the Maldives, visitors may easily enjoy a calm holiday away from the throngs here.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test isn’t required.  

Click here to read more about Maldives SOPs.

10. Turkey 

Another nation that is presently available for tourists is Turkey. You will not need a PCR test to enter Turkey if you are fully vaccinated and are not travelling from a high-risk nation, but you must fill out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) online at least 72 hours before departure! More information about visiting Turkey may be found by clicking here.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test isn’t required.  

Click here to read more about Turkey SOPs.

Turkey

11. Philippines

The Philippines is one of the most recent Southeast Asian countries to open its borders to visitors from non-visa-required countries. Vaccinated tourists will no longer be required to quarantine upon arrival beginning in February 2022, while unvaccinated visitors will be permitted to enter the nation but will be subject to a two-week quarantine and testing period.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test requires 48 hours before boarding.

Click here to read more about Philippines SOPs.

12. Cambodia

Cambodia has reopened its borders to all fully immunised visitors as of November 15, 2021. However, Cambodia discontinued the requirement to conduct pre-departure and on-arrival PCR tests in March 2022, allowing travellers to travel across all towns and provinces in Cambodia immediately after landing.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test isn’t required.  

Click here to read more about Cambodia SOPs.

Cambodia

13. Nepal 

Nepal presently accepts both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors. As of September 24, fully vaccinated travellers were exempt from quarantine rules, and the obligation to perform a pre-departure PCR test was eliminated in March 2022. Many hotels in the country are even providing substantially reduced room rates to overseas guests as part of efforts to resuscitate the country’s battered tourism sector.

Arrival quarantine is not necessary. 

Swab test isn’t required.  

Click here to read more about Nepal SOPs.

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