In recent days, several countries in Asia have announced plans to begin reopening their borders and move away from the zero-Covid strategies that have prevented short-term study abroad opportunities in the region. The Asia Institute is encouraged by recent news of quarantine-free travel and what it means for the international education community in 2022 and beyond. Below are some highlights of recent measures being adopted:
- Singapore: The easing of international travel measures includes new “vaccinated travel lanes” (VTLs) to countries in Europe, North America and Asia. Applications opened on Tuesday, October 12.. Read more.
- Thailand: Beginning November 1, fully vaccinated travelers from 10 low-risk countries, including the United States, will be allowed to visit Thailand without quarantine. Read More.
- India: Starting November 15, India will allow fully vaccinated visitors with tourist visas to enter the country. Read More.
- Vietnam: Vietnam is planning to reopen key tourism destinations to fully vaccinated visitors coming from countries that it considers low-risk for COVID-19, starting in December. A full reopening of international tourism is targeted for June 2022. Read More.
Ready to Travel? Join us for the GLC Updates on Travelling and Future Programming Webinar
The Asia Institute Chairman and CEO Bradley A Feuling will provide updates on international travel policies and study abroad programming in Asia alongsie our colleagues at The Global Learning Collective, on Thursday October 28th at 10 am EST. Register for the webinar here.