Sunday, December 5, 2021


Hong Kong and China move closer to partial border reopening

The global financial hub has followed Beijing's lead to implement some of the strictest travel restrictions in the world, hoping to convince China, its main source of economic growth, to allow some cross-border movement.

Australia to further ease international border restrictions

The rules are relaxed to allow foreign family members of citizens to enter, and will be scaled up from Dec 1 to allow vaccinated students, business visa holders and refugees to arrive.

Would-be immigrants see hope in re-opened US border

Migration advocates say if they can just make it onto US soil, they can tell a border guard they want asylum and will be dealt with in-country.

Malaysia eyes border reopening by Jan 1

National Recovery Council chairman Muhyiddin Yassin says infection control measures will remain in place, with entry determined based on the situation in originating countries.

US to reopen borders to vaccinated travellers

Land and air borders will be reopened to fully vaccinated foreign visitors from Nov 8.

Govt won’t simply open borders, says PM

Ismail Sabri Yaakob says permission for entry will depend on the Covid-19 situation in the travellers' countries of origin.

Covid spike in Singapore won’t hinder efforts to reopen border, says Johor MB

He says both sides have been taking preparatory measures, with Singapore considering the administration of vaccine booster shots.

Decision on reopening borders only after transition to endemic phase, says home minister

Hamzah Zainudin says Malaysia's readiness to transition to the endemic phase will be determined by the health ministry.

Aussie borders could stay shut until late 2022, minister says

Trade and tourism minister says a wave of cases on the Indian sub-continent shows Australia's near blanket ban on arrivals is still essential to keep the country Covid-free.

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