In many Asian countries, virus testing is surprisingly low

Released 19.7.2020

No major changes in Asia. Infection rates are relatively high relative to the population of the country in those countries where they have been high in the past.

I do not really believe that, at the end of July, the situation in the countries in question would even be so good that the EU, and at the same time the Finnish Government, would allow tourists to enter its territories.

In many Asian countries, virus testing is surprisingly low (under 3% of the population). Of particular note is the low
figures for Japan. Testing is not common in Thailand either. Nevertheless, e.g. The Finnish government listed these 
countries' commuters to enter the country without restrictions. We have marked these countries in blue if, for example, 
there are suspicions of low infection rates associated with low testing.

IF we could choose from these Asian countries the tourists we would also allow to come on a leisure trip to the Baltics and the Nordic countries, they would be: Bhutan, Brunei, China, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong Kong-China, Japan, Jordan, Macao-China, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

 

Average Average 14 days/day goal 14 days/day goal          
since 23.6 last 14 days 23.6 -27.7/14 cases 23.6 - 27.7/ 8 cases   Population Total tests 100 Percentage
228 198 389,6 222,7 Afghanistan 38 963 823 83138 8313800,00 0,21
513 472 29,6 16,9 Armenia 2 963 525 146717 14671700,00 4,95
515 523 101,4 58,0 Azerbaijan 10 143 504 619786 61978600,00 6,11
500 499 17,0 9,7 Bahrain 1 703 581 717723 71772300,00 42,13
3191 3026 1647,7 941,5 Bangladesh 164 766 291 1017674 101767400,00 0,62
1 1 7,7 4,4 Bhutan 772 002 40300 4030000,00 5,22
0 0 4,4 2,5 Brunei 437 676 35469 3546900,00 8,10
2 2 167,3 95,6 Cambodia 16 729 361 51951 5195100,00 0,31
9 7 14393,2 8224,7 China 1 439 323 776 90410000 9041000000,00 6,28
2 3 12,1 6,9 Cyprus 1 207 783 179676 17967600,00 14,88
4 5 39,9 22,8 Georgia 3 988 764 164285 16428500,00 4,12
23 36 75,0 42,9 Hongkong 7 499 888 442256 44225600,00 5,90
23532 28743 13806,4 7889,4 India 1 380 641 231 13791869 1379186900,00 1,00
1392 1595 2736,6 1563,8 Indonesia 273 658 307 1201014 120101400,00 0,44
2361 2392 840,4 480,2 Iran 84 041 815 2123518 212351800,00 2,53
2108 2247 402,6 230,1 Iraq 40 259 056 777287 77728700,00 1,93
1015 1427 92,0 52,6 Israel 9 197 590 1411893 141189300,00 15,35
232 348 1264,6 722,6 Japan 126 455 870 626149 62614900,00 0,50
7 5 102,1 58,3 Jordan 10 207 884 507217 50721700,00 4,97
1204 1661 187,9 107,4 Kazakhstan 18 787 010 1777280 177728000,00 9,46
687 676 42,7 24,4 Kuwait 4 273 378 457340 45734000,00 10,70
406 510 65,3 37,3 Kyrgystan 6 528 886 262894 26289400,00 4,03
0 0 72,8 41,6 Laos 7 280 268 22981 2298100,00 0,32
44 65 68,2 39,0 Lebanon 6 823 799 207514 20751400,00 3,04
0 0 6,5 3,7 Macao 649 734 4071 407100,00 0,63
7 8 323,8 185,1 Malaysia 32 384 845 868394 86839400,00 2,68
26 36 5,4 3,1 Maldives 540 953 66606 6660600,00 12,31
3 5 32,8 18,7 Mongolia 3 280 601 29603 2960300,00 0,90
2 2 544,3 311,0 Myanmar 54 427 485 99302 9930200,00 0,18
296 142 291,6 166,6 Nepal 29 159 246 624231 62423100,00 2,14
1278 1455 51,1 29,2 Oman 5 111 683 266845 26684500,00 5,22
2994 2646 2210,7 1263,3 Pakistan 221 072 824 1721660 172166000,00 0,78
262 321 51,1 29,2 Palestine 5 106 168 155355 15535500,00 3,04
1233 1600 1096,5 626,6 Philippines 109 646 997 1117568 111756800,00 1,02
665 503 28,1 16,0 Qatar 2 807 805 438990 43899000,00 15,63
3245 3113 348,4 199,1 Saudi Arabia 34 837 754 2622786 262278600,00 7,53
199 216 58,5 33,4 Singapore 5 852 547 1009532 100953200,00 17,25
47 49 512,7 293,0 South Korea 51 271 449 1465299 146529900,00 2,86
28 44 214,2 122,4 Sri Lanka 21 417 712 135519 13551900,00 0,63
11 12 175,2 100,1 Syria 17 517 467 0 0,00 0,00
0 0 238,2 136,1 Taiwan 23 818 968 79065 7906500,00 0,33
47 52 95,5 54,6 Tajikistan 9 546 321 0 0,00 0,00
4 5 698,1 398,9 Thailand 69 808 827 603657 60365700,00 0,86
0 0 13,2 7,5 Timor-Leste 1 319 506 1568 156800,00 0,12
1107 1016 843,8 482,2 Turkey 84 381 245 4232067 423206700,00 5,02
422 438 99,0 56,5 United Arab Emirates 9 895 877 4461205 446120500,00 45,08
351 455 334,9 191,4 Uzbekistan 33 490 836 1377915 137791500,00 4,11
1 2 973,8 556,5 Vietnam 97 380 051 275000 27500000,00 0,28
23 23 298,5 170,6 Yemen 29 852 717 120 12000,00 0,00
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