East Asia Pacific – COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: August 28
On August 6, the State Department removed its Global Level 4 Health Advisory, reintroducing individual advisory levels and health indicators to each country.
Three countries in the East Asia Pacific region remain at a Level 4 advisory: China, Mongolia, and Indonesia. For the most part, countries in this part of the world are at a Level 2 or 3, dependent on factors such as current COVID case numbers.
See OSAC’s report: State Department Discontinues Global Level 4 Health Advisory
The blue portions of the map indicate countries currently denying U.S. citizens entry. Green indicate countries where U.S. citizens can travel; however even in these countries, travelers generally may only enter with a negative COVID test, a 14-day quarantine on arrival, and often a purpose of travel that does not involve tourism. For example, in Thailand or Taiwan, students may apply for study abroad programs; but in places such as Indonesia, Laos, or Vietnam, entry is only allowed through a company sponsored work visa or an essential worker exemption.
See OSAC’s report: COVID-19 Health Security Resource Guide: Planning Business Travel Amid COVID-19
In general, most countries in the region maintain entry bans for U.S. travelers. Many countries in the region are eyeing the late fall for potential dates to open up new travel opportunities to foreigners.
OSAC has created an interactive map with the latest entry restrictions for U.S. travelers compiled from U.S. Embassy website COVID-19 info pages. Additionally, this map includes the latest Travel Advisory rating for each country.
OSAC: Interactive Map: COVID-19 restrictions EAP