Most countries in Asia are trending towards easing restrictions, though sometimes unilaterally. Stringent testing, quarantine and insurance requirements are discouraging people from travelling, which means the rollback of restrictions would be of little help to the airline and tourism industries.
Earlier this week, Singapore and Indonesia agreed to allow essential business and official travel, provided travellers submit paperwork and take COVID-19 swab tests both before and after travel.
Singapore also has similar agreements with China, Japan, Malaysia, and South Korea, and is also unilaterally accepting visitors from New Zealand, Vietnam, Brunei, and most of Australia. However, earlier this month, Singapore