New travel horizons amid slowing Covid

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases exceeds 244 million.  Across Asia, which has had almost 80 million cases, nations are battling with the virus and rolling out vaccines. At the Asia Media Centre, we're helping you keep track of what's happening with a roundup of media coverage from across the region.

Vaccination rollout around the world and in Asia: 



Times of India: Covid-19 has cut life expectancy by two years in India: IIPS study
The Hindu: Indians can travel visa-free to only 58 countries


Bangkok Post: Conditions for no-quarantine arrivals
The Nation: Travellers from 46 countries can enter Thailand without quarantine from November 1


The Jakarta Globe: Government slashes PCR test cost to $21
Antara: Third wave alert amid new cases in 105 regions

President Joko Widodo has urged a cost reduction in PCR testing amid mounting pressure from air passengers who need to take a Covid-19 test. Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash  


The Asahi Shimbun: Lack of vaccination passport, testing threaten Japan's reopening
The Mainichi: Tokyo, other areas lift Covid curbs on eateries amid resurgence worries 


Philippine Star: Department of Health: Delta sub-variant detected in Philippines
Rappler: Cebu City scraps Covid-19 testing for fully vaccinated domestic travellers


Viet Nam News: Tourism updated in light of new normal
SGGP Online: Ho Chi Minh City ready for control of Covid-19 in new normal situation


New Straits Times: Malaysia to work with Indonesia on mutual recognition for vaccine certificates
The Sun Daily: Malaysia records declining trend in Covid-19 cases since 34th epidemiology week - Health DG

- Asia Media Centre