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With a decline in COVID-19 cases around the world, many countries are relaxing the restrictions that were earlier imposed to prevent the spread of infections.
Here are the updated guidelines for Vietnam, Canada, Thailand, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Important: Please note that travel guidelines are dynamic and subject to change on short notice. This is only a quick overview—for detailed information, please visit our COVID-19 travel guidelines tracker.
With the hope of reviving its tourism sector, Vietnam announced the scrapping of the quarantine requirement for all international travellers. Here are the details:
> Travellers entering via air must present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result (except children under 2 years of age) using the RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method within 72 hours before entry into the country or have a negative rapid test result within 24 hours before departure.
> Proof of valid medical/travel insurance covering COVID-19 treatment with a minimum cover of USD 10,000.
> One must download the PC-Covid mobile app (App Store/Google Play). It must be presented to enter all Vietnamese establishments.
Also read: India Restores Valid e-Visa for Tourists from 156 Countries; Know More
The government of Canada recently announced that fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter the country by air, land or water, effective April 1, 2022.
However, fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Canada before April 1, 2022, must still have a valid pre-entry test result.
Travellers keen on visiting Thailand can do so under three schemes: TEST & GO, Blue Zone Sandbox and Alternative Quarantine (which is open to unvaccinated travellers as well).
Below are the requirements for the TEST & GO scheme, which is open to vaccinated travellers:
> Travellers who are 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before travel.
> Travellers must have a pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test result, taken 72 hours before travelling.
> Travellers must hold an insurance policy with coverage of at least USD 20,000. The policy should cover the cost of COVID-19-related medical expenses, the whole duration of stay in Thailand, and at least 10 extra days.
> A proof of prepayment for one night of accommodation at government-approved hotel/s, such as SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) on Day 1, which should also include the expenses for one RT-PCR test on Day 1 and one Antigen Self-Test Kit (self-ATK) on Day 5, plus pre-arranged transfer points.
Passengers arriving in Nepal by air or land no longer need to carry an RT-PCR negative test report, if they can show proof of complete vaccination (two doses) at the entry points of the country.
A negative COVID-19 test report (RT-PCR, True NAAT, Gene Xpert) within 72 hours of starting their journey is mandatory for other travellers.
Fully-vaccinated travellers are now allowed to travel to Bangladesh without a negative RT-PCR test report.
For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers, a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report, conducted within 72 hours of arrival in the country, is compulsory.
Also, children under the age of 12 years are exempted from the RT-PCR test.
Disclaimer: Since guidelines are subject to change on short notice, we advise travellers to reconfirm the RT-PCR and entry requirements with their respective airlines before travelling.
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