Covid-19 Updates


Western Australia Postpones Feb. 5 Border Reopening
Booster vaccination rates will need to reach at least 80 percent before quarantines are scrapped for both interstate and international trave...
New Zealand Shuts Borders to New Arrivals
Wellington has paused the release of new quarantine spots due to the risk posed by the Omicron variant.
Hong Kong Bans Almost All Transit Passengers
The month-long travel restrictions will apply to no less than 153 countries and territories.
Macau Imposes Two-Week Ban on Flights from Outside China
Health officials say the suspension of international passenger services will remain in place until January 23.
England Scraps Pre-Departure Tests for Vaccinated Travelers
The move followed complaints from airlines that compulsory testing was holding back the travel sector’s recovery.
Hong Kong Tightens Border Controls, Shuts Bars and Public Venues
All arrivals from eight high-risk countries are set to be banned for two weeks starting on January 8.
Indonesia Updates Travel Rules, Tightens Screening for Omicron
Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport, the third-busiest in the country during pre-pandemic times, will be reopened to overseas arrivals...
Hong Kong Brings in New Coronavirus Rules
The updated regulations include stricter testing requirements and make it even more difficult for airlines to avoid temporary flight bans.
Hong Kong is Restricting Travel from These 60 Countries
Singapore, South Korea, and Chile are among the latest additions to the city’s list of high-risk places.