Restrictions across Asia


The ASEAN region has seen various restrictions put in place to curb transmission of the Covid-19 virus. We take a look at how some countries are coping.


  • Social gatherings have been reduced to two
  • Event attendees cut from 250 – 100 with pre-event testing
  • Group sizes will be capped at 2 except for wedding receptions where 5 pax per table are allowed
  • Events without pre-testing are capped at 50 pax
  • No dine-in at F&B outlets


  • Plans to ease restrictions have been made for those who have been fully vaccinated
  • Travel beyond the 10km radius limit and dine-in at restaurants remain banned under the full movement order in most states


  • Nationwide ban on public gatherings
  • Fully vaccinated tourists are allowed to visit Phuket where most residents have been vaccinated
  • Islands of Samui, Tao and Phangan have also been opened to visitors


  • Curbs of movement still are in place
  • Malls have been shut and dining in is banned
  • Wedding receptions can be held with a max of 30 people without dining in
  • Public transport may operate with a maximum of 70% capacity


  • Travel bans to and from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and South Asia
  • Shelter-at-home and movement curbs are in place in Metro Manila till July 31st
  • Gyms, salons, barbershops, tourist attractions and meeting venues will be shut
  • Social gatherings in homes are banned

Sources: Al-Jazeera, Channel News Asia, South China Morning Post, The Straits Times

Image credit: Jeffrey Czum

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