Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates

Easia Travel’s Destinations: 26.10.2020

VIETNAM

COVID-19 Cases: 1,168 recorded cases. 1,057 of the patients have already been discharged from the hospitals. The last community transmission was recorded on 25 July 2020.

Entry Conditions:

  • As of 0:00 AM on 22 March 2020, Vietnam has suspended entry at all borders for all nationalities until further notice.
  • As of 22 September 2020, the Vietnamese government has resumed international commercial flights to Laos (Vientiane), Thailand, and Cambodia (Phnom Penh)
    • Only foreign passengers who require entry for diplomatic reasons or official duties or highly skilled workers will be permitted special dispensation to travel to Vietnam
    • All travelers granted permission will also be required to complete compulsory 14-day quarantine
    • Those whose visit is less than 14 days are no longer required to quarantine, but they must comply with Vietnam’s regulations, including international health insurance and expenses covered by their sponsor organization

Health Check/Declarations:

  • The Vietnamese government has required everybody to wear face masks in crowded places such as airports, during all flights, bus stations, and supermarkets or when they use public transportation.
  • Travelers who entered Vietnam since March 1 but remain stranded due to Covid-19 travel restrictions can have their temporary stay permits extended another month until 31 October 2020
  • Travelers who have entered prior to March 1 are also eligible as with the previous extension but must provide documents by their embassies or by Vietnamese authorities to confirm they were quarantined or treated for COVID-19. Foreigners in the country during this time must fill out medical declarations online (https://tokhaiyte.vn/) and temporary residence declarations with their hotels or landlords

As of 7 September 2020, Danang City had eased its social distancing campaign. This restoration includes:

  • Domestic transportation such as airlines, railways, and passenger cars will be allowed to re-operate normally
  • Restaurants, shops, food and beverage establishments to offer takeaway services
  • Festivals, religious events, and other cultural gatherings are permitted
  • In Quang Nam Province (home to Hoi An ancient town):
    • Public transport across the province are allowed to return to normal
    • Attraction sites will be reopened to welcome visitors
    • Entertainment outlets, bars, karaoke parlors, and dance clubs will resume operation

Hotel News:

Please click to see the following hotels that have been closed/re-opened and the effective dates:
City
Hotel
Dates
Hanoi
La Siesta Trendy – Nguyen Quang Bich
Closed until further notice
La Siesta Classic Ma May
Closed until further notice
La Siesta Premium Cau Go
Permanently closed
La Siesta Premium Hang Be
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
La Siesta Classic Lo Su
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Hanoi Pearl Hotel
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Oriental Suite Hotel & Spa
Closed until further notice
O Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa
Reopen from 01 Nov 2020
O Gallery Majestic Hotel & Spa
Permanently closed
Ha Noi Peridot Hotel
Closed until further notice
May De Ville City Center
Reopen from 01 Oct 2020
May De Ville City Centre 2
Reopen from 05 Oct 2020
May De Ville Old Quarter Hanoi Hotel
Closed until further notice
The Palmy
Reopen
Solei Boutique
Reopen from 10 Oct 2020
Chalcedony Hotel
Closed until further notice
Rex Hanoi Hotel
Closed until 01 Jan 2021
Hanoi Pearl Hotel 
Closed until 01 Nov 2020
La Sinfonía del Rey Hotel & Spa
Reopen from 01 Oct 2020
The Oriental Jade Hotel & Spa
Reopen from 01 Oct 2020
Halong Bay
Paradise – Day Cruise
Reoperate from 01 Jul 2020
Emeraude & L Azalee
Reoperate from 01 Jul 2020
Indochina Sail
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Royal Lotus Hotel Halong
Closed until 31 Mar 2021
Ninh Binh
Tam Villa
Permanently closed
Sapa
Victoria Sapa
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Sapa Centre
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Hue
Moonlight Hotel Hue
Reopen from 01 Jun 2020
Eldora Hue
Reopen from 30 Sep 2020
Imperial Hotel
Reopen
Quang Binh
Victory Road Villas
Closed until 20 Dec 2020
Danang
Intercontinental Da Nang
Closed until 31 Dec 2020
Fusion Maia Da Nang
Reopen
Hoi An
Hoi An Beach Resort
Reopen from 01 Sep 2020
The Hoi An Historic Hotel 
Reopen
Hoi An Waterway Resort
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Thanh Binh Riverside
Reopen
Hoi An Coco River Resort & Spa
Closed until further notice
Atlas Hotel
Closed until further notice
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
Reopen from 01 May 2020
Rosemary Hoi An
Closed until further notice
Boutique Hoi An Resort
Reopen from 01 Jan 2021
Pearl River Hoi An
Closed until further notice
Ancient House Village
Closed until further notice
Ancient House Resort
Closed until further notice
Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery
Closed until 31 Mar 2021
Royal M Gallery Hoi An
Reopen from 01 Sep 2020
Four Seasons The Nam Hai
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Almanity Hoian Wellness Resort
Reopen
Allegro Hoi An Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
Reopen
Cat Tuong Villa
Closed until further notice
Hoi An Rose Garden
Closed until further notice
Little Beach Hoi An
Closed until further notice
Hoi An Chic Hotel
Closed until further notice
Ho Chi Minh City
Silverland Charner
Closed until further notice
Le Duy Grand
Closed until further notice
Liberty Central Centre
Reopen
Liberty Riverside
Reopen
Sonnet Saigon Hotel
Reopen
Gracy R&J Hotel
Reopen
Hôtel des Arts Saigon
Converted into facilities to quarantine foreign experts
Phu Quoc
La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc – MGallery
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Mercury Phu Quoc Resort & Villas
Closed until 01 Oct 2020
Blue Ocean
Reopen
Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island
Reopen from 01 Jun 2020
Nha Trang
Mia Resort Nha Trang
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Phan Thiet
Coco Beach Resort
Closed until 31 Dec 2020
Amaryllis
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Mui Ne Bay Resort
Closed until further notice
The Cliff Resort and Residences
Closed until further notice
The Shells
Closed until further notice
Blue Ocean Resort
Reopen
La veranda
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Chau Doc, Mekong Delta
Victoria Nui Sam
Reopen from 01 Jun 2020
Ben Tre, Mekong Delta
Mango Home Riverside
Not operating until Nov 2020
Mekong Delta
Funan Cruise
Closed until further notice
Attraction & Restaurants News:

Please click to see the following list of activities, restaurants that have been canceled/re-operated, and the effective dates

Northern Vietnam

City
Sites, Activities
Status
Hanoi
Green Tangerine #48 Hang Be
Closed until further notice
 
Khai’s Brother #26 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Closed until further notice
Club de L’Oriental #22 Tong Dan
Closed until further notice
Wild Lotus #55 Nguyen Du
Closed until further notice
Grandma’s Restaurant #6 Duong Thanh
Closed until further notice
Opera Garden Restaurant #6 Trang Tien
Closed until further notice
Rue Lamblot #6 Ly Quoc Su
Closed until further notice
Mother’s Kitchen #12A Hang Than
Closed until further notice
Yin & Yang #39 Nguyen Truong To
Closed until further notice
5 Spice #27 Hong Phuc
Closed until further notice
Van Mieu Deli #39-41 Van Mieu
Closed until further notice
Duong’s 1 Restaurant #27 Ngo Huyen
Closed until further notice
Home Hanoi #34 Chau Long
Closed until further notice
Ngon Villa Restaurant
Closed until further notice
The Quintessence of Tonkin show
Reoperate
Lotus Water Puppet Theater
Reoperate
Phan Thanh Liem’s Water Puppet Theater
Reoperate
Ba Trai tea plantation activity in Bavi Homestead, Ba Vi
Reoperate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Vietnam Grand Prix Company has announced that the Vietnam Formula One Grand Prix scheduled for 3-5 April will be postponed until further notice.

Central Vietnam

City
Sites, Activities, Restaurants
Status
Hue
Activities in Tam Giang lagoon
Not operating until further notice
Tha Om Garden House
Reoperate
“Nha nhac” Hue elegant music show in Imperial City
Not operating until further notice
“Home hosted meal in Hue” activity
Not receiving guests until further notice
“Rural life discovery on a Vespa”
Not receiving guests until further notice
Cat Tuong Quan Zen House
Reoperate from 01 Janu 2021
Y Thao Restaurant
Reopen from 01 Aug 2020
Ancient Hue Restaurant
Closed until further notice
Biet phu Thao Nhi Restaurant
Reopen
Hoa Vien Restaurant
Reopen
Phuoc Thanh Restaurant 
Reopen
Khong Gian Xua Restaurant
Reopen
Banana Flower Restaurant
Reopen
Mrs. Loan’s House Restaurant
Reopen
Club Garden Restaurant
Closed until further notice
Hue Inn side Out Restaurant
Reopen from 01 Aug 2020
Les Jardin Carambol Restaurant
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Danang
Blue Dolphin Restaurant
Reopen
Ngon Villa
Closed until further notice
Hoi An
“A O” show
Not operating until further notice
Traditional music show
Not operating until further notice
Water puppet show
Not operating until further notice
Reaching Out Teahouse
Closed until further notice
Cooking class in Golden Lotus
Closed until further notice
“Half Day of Discovery on a Scooter” activity
Not operating until further notice
Tam Tam Cafe
Reopen
Dao Tien River Restaurant
Reopen
Vy’s market
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Cargo Club Cafe & Restaurant
Closed until further notice
Morning Glory Restaurant
Closed until further notice
The Field Restaurant & Bar
Reopen from 15 Jul 2020
Hoa Hien Restaurant
Reopen
Nha Trang
Festivals (including Ponagar Tower Festival)
Canceled 

Southern Vietnam

City
Sites, Activities
Dates
Ho Chi Minh City
Discover the Art of Calligraphy with a Bonze (Buddhist Monk)
Not operating until further notice
Calligraphy activity with Mr. Thanh Son
Not receiving guests from 15 March until further notice
Calligraphy activity with Mr. Chinh Trung
Not operating until further notice
Learn Traditional Music with a Family of Famous Artists (Truc Mai)
Closed until further notice
Discover Traditional Vietnamese Music in MR Duc Dau’s House
Reoperate
Attend a Water Puppet Show in Ho Chi Minh City
Not operating until further notice
Engage in Sand-Art creation at Ms. Y Lan’s Sand-Painting Studio
Reoperate
Ho Chi Minh City by Night on a Vespa
Reoperate
Attend the circus “A O” show at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
Not operating until 26 August 2020
Meet the art: The vitality of contemporary art in Vietnam
Reoperate
Tea Tasting Journey
Reoperate
Hands-on Coffee Experience
Reoperate

Mekong Delta

City
Sites, Activities
Dates
Can Tho
Mekong Cruise
Suspend daily and overnight service
My Tho
My Tho – Cao Dai Temple
Not receiving guests from 12 March until further notice
Sa Dec
Tourist boats
Cannot dock and not operating local services until further notice
Tien Giang
Fruit Research Institute of the South
Not receiving guests until further notice
Tourist attractions
My Tho Port
Not receiving foreign guests from 12 March until further notice
Kien Giang
Not receiving foreign guests until further notice
Vinh Long
Tourist attractions
Not receiving foreign guests until further notice
Ben Tre
Tourist attractions
Not receiving foreign guests until further notice

THAILAND

COVID-19 Cases: 3,736 recorded cases. 3,530 of the patients have already been discharged from hospitals. The last community transmission was recorded on 29 August.

Entry Conditions and Health Check/Declarations:

  • From 01 July 2020, 11 groups of foreigners (the list and required documents are mentioned here) are allowed to enter Thailand. Travelers will be tested for Covid-19 prior to travel and on arrival in Thailand, where they will be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Tourists are still not considered for entry at this time.
  • Airports are still open & Thai authorities are not blocking foreigners from leaving for the time being.
Please click to see the resumption of domestic flights
List of airports
Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Resumed domestic operation from 15 May 2020 onwards
Don Mueang International Airport
Resumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Chiang Mai International Airport
Resumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Mae Fah Luang – Chiang Rai International Airport
Resumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Hat Yai International Airport
Resumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Phuket International Airport
Resumed domestic operations from 13 June 2020 onwards
  • Foreign visitors whose visas expired on 26 March 2020 or thereafter will be granted automatic visa extensions until 31 October 2020 without having an application for an extension. For more information, please click here.

As of 15 September 2020, travelers are allowed to visit Thailand for up to 9 months per visit. Qualifications for the visa will be based on:

  • Tourist’s compliance with measures put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and agreement to spend 14 days in an alternative local state quarantine site
  • Evidence of long-term residence in Thailand such as hotel reservation, rental contract in traveler’s name or that of family members residing in Thailand or title deed of a purchased unit
  • This special tourist visa will cost 2,000 Thai Baht per 90-day extension and will be available until September 2021

Hotel, Attraction & Activity News:

  • Various events & festivals have been canceled or postponed
  • Businesses reopened from July 1 include pubs, bars, and entertainment venues
Please click to see a list of hotels, attraction & activity that have been closed/re-opened, and the effective dates:
City
Hotel
Dates
Bangkok
U Sathorn Bangkok
Reopen from 15 Jul 2020
Aetas Bangkok
Closure until 31 Dec 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel
Closure until further notice
U Sukhumvit Bangkok
Closure until further notice 
Amari Watergate Bangkok 
Suspended until 30 Nov 2020
Eastin Thana City Golf Resort Bangkok 
Closure until further notice 
Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20
Closure until further notice
Capella Bangkok
Closure until further notice
Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel 
Closure until further notice
COMO Metropolitan Bangkok 
Closure until further notice
SO Bangkok
Restaurants re-open from 01 Jul 2020
Hotel re-open from 01 Sep 2020
AVANI Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel
Reopen
The Siam Bangkok
Reopen
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Reopen
Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel
Reopen
Furama Silom
Closed until 31 Oct 2020
FuramaXclusive Asoke
Closed until 31 Oct 2020
Akyra TAS Sukhumvit Hotel
Closed until further notice
Galleria 10 Bangkok Hotel By Compass Hospitality
Closed until 31 Dec 2020
Galleria 12 Bangkok Hotel by Compass Hospitality
Closed until 31 Dec 2020
Bangkok and Pattaya
Oasis Spa
Temporary closure until further notice
FX Hotel Pattaya
Closed until 31 Oct 2020
Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Chiang Rai
  • Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
  • Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui 
  • Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Re-open from 1 Jul 2020
Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Phuket
  • Duangtawan Hotel Chiangmai Woodfield Chiangmai
  • Leiview Hotel Chiangmai
  • The Grand Sathorn Bangkok 
  • Hyton Leelavadee Phuket
Closed until further notice
Phuket
Alpina Phuket Nalina Resort & Spa
Reopen
The Galleri by Katathani
Reopen 01 Sep 2020
The Nai Harn 
Closure until further notice
Rosewood Phuket 
Reopen
The Pavilions Phuket
Reopen
Dream Phuket Hotel and Spa
Closure until further notice
The Racha
Closure until further notice 
Amari Phuket
Reopen
The Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort
Reopen
Amanpuri
Reopen on 01 Jul 2020
Proud Phuket
Reopen
The Slates
Reopen
Kata Sea Breeze Resort
Closure until further notice
Novotel Phuket Resort , Patong Beach
Reopen on 01 Jul 2020
Kalima Resort & Spa Phuket
Reopen
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
Reopen 03 Jul 2020
Amatara Wellness Resort
Reopen on 01 Jul 2020
The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts
Reopen
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
Reopen on 01 Jul 2020
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
Reopen on 01 Jul 2020
Mandarava Resort & Spa
Reopen
COMO Point Yamu
Reopen
The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Reopen
Sri Panwa
Reopen 01 Jul 2020
The Shore at Katathani
Reoperate
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Reoperate
The Village Coconut Island
Reopen 01 Oct 2020
Patong Resort Hotel
Reopen on 04 Jul 2020
Andaman Beach Suites Hotel
Reopen
Deevana Plaza Patong
Reopen
Bandara Phuket Resort & Spa
Closed until 14 Dec 2020
The Sea Galleri by Katathani
Reopen

Chanalai Hotels and Resorts chain

  • Chanalai Flora Hotel & Resort
  • Chanalai Garden Hotel & Resort
  • Chanalai Romantica Hotel & Resort
  • Chanalai Hillside Hotel & Resort
Closed until 31 Oct 2020 
Koh Samui
Six Senses Samui
Reopen
OZO Chaweng Samui
Reopen from 01 Dec 2020
Amari Koh Samui
Reopen from 01 Dec 2020
Avani+ Samui
Closure until further notice
Khwan Beach Resort
Closure until further notice
InterContinental Koh Samui Resort 
Reopen from 24 Jul 2020
Kandaburi Samui
Reopen
Peace Resort
Reopen from 01 July 2020
Santiburi Koh Samui
Reopen from 15 July 2020
Belmond Napasai
Reopen from 01 July 2020
Sheraton Samui Resort
Reopen 02 July 2020
Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort
Reopen 02 July 2020
Chaweng Regent Beach Resort & Melati Beach Resort 
Reopen
Bandara Resort & Spa
Closed until 14 Dec 2020
Koh Samui, Khao Lak, and Surin Phuket
MANATHAI Hotels & Resorts
Reopen
Southern Thailand
Kata Group and Beyond Resorts
  • Beyond Resort Kata
  • Beyond Resort Karon
  • Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa
  • Pamookkoo Resort
  • Beyond Patong
  • Beyond Resort Khaolak
  • Beyond Resort Krabi
Closure until further notice
Khao Lak
Moracea by Khao Lak Resort 
Reopen
X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort
Reopen 01 Jul 2020
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa
Reopen
Bangsak Village
Reopen
Haadson Resort   
Closed until 12 Oct 2020
The Sarojin
Closed until 31 Jul 2020
The Sands Khao Lak
During August – September 2020
(Operate only Friday to Sunday)
The Waters Khao Lak
Reopen
The Leaf on the Sands
Reopen
The Leaf Oceanside
Reopen
Khaolak Laguna Resort
Reopen from 01 Oct 2020
Krabi
Rayavadee Resort
Reopen
The ShellSea Krabi 
Reopen
Amari Vogue Krabi
Reopen
Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort
Closed until 31 Oct 2020
Chiang Mai
Raya Heritage
Closed until further notice
Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort
Closed until further notice
X2 Vibe Chiang Mai Decem Hotel
Closed until further notice
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Anantara Chiang Mai Serviced Suites
Closed until further notice 
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai
Closed until 31 Jul 2020
RAYA HERITAGE CHIANGMAI
Reopen 01 Jul 2020
Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort
Reopen 01 Jul 2020
The Rim Resort
Reopen
Villa Mahabhirom
Reopen 01 Jul 2020
Khum Khantoke Chiang Mai
Permanently closed
Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai
Closed until 31 Oct 2020
U Nimman Chiang Mai
Reopen from 23 Jul 2020
Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Chiang Rai
Laluna Hotel & Resort
Closed until 31st Oct 2020
Phowadol Resort and Spa
Reopen 1 Jul 2020
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort 
Reopen 1 Jul 2020
Katiliya Mountain Resort and Spa 
Reopen
Le Meridien Chiang Rai
Reopen
The Legend Chiang Rai
Reopen
The Riverie by Katathani Chiang Rai
Re-open
Laluna Hotel & Resort
Breakfast service and Restaurant are suspended until 28 February 2021
Koh Samed
Samed Group Resort
Reopen
Kanchanaburi
Away Kanchanaburi Dhevamantra Resort & Spa
Reopen
U Inchantree Kanchanaburi
Reopen
Mida Resort Kanchanaburi
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Koh Phi Phi
Zeavola Resort
Reopen
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort 
Reopen
Cha-Am/Hua Hin
Golden Beach Hotel @ Cha-Am Hua Hin 
Reopen
Cha-Am
Tara Mantra Cha-Am Resort   
Reopen
Hua Hin
Evason Hua Hin
Stop operating from 08 April 2020
Baba Beach Club, Hua Hin
Reopen
Anantara Hua Hin Resort
Reopen 05 Jun 2020
Mida De Sea Hua Hin
Reopen
Prachuap Khiri Khan
Baan Grood Arcadia Resort & Spa and Rocky Point Resort 
Reopen
Phuket, Khao Lak, and Chiang Rai
Katathani Collection of Resorts  
Reopen
Koh Lanta
Layana Resort & Spa
Reopen
 
Twin Lotus Koh Lanta
Closed until 30 September 2021
Koh Kood
Soneva Kiri
Reopen
Koh Phangnan
Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangnan Villas
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Rayong
Aksorn Rayong – The Vitality Collection
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Don Muang
Mida Hotel Don Muang Airport
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Nonthaburi
Mida Hotel Ngamwongwan
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Nakhon Pathom
Mida Grand Nakhon Pathom 
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Please click to see a list of cruises that have been stopped operating and the effective dates:
City
Cruise
Dates
Bangkok
Wanfah Cruise
Closed during 15 Mar – 30 Sep 2020
Grand Pearl Co., Ltd.
Suspension of all services from 23 Mar until further notice
Supanniga Cruise
Closed permanently 
Phuket
Blu Anda
Closed from 15 Mar 2020 – 31st Oct 2020
  • Sawasdee Yao Noi Island
  • Sawasdee Hong Island
Operated 4 days/week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) – from 15 Mar 2020 – 31 Oct 2020
  • Sawasdee Twilight Phang Nga Bay
Ship crew 
Will not be allowed to disembark at ports in Phuket until further notice
Please click to see a list of sites and activities that have been closed, canceled and the effective dates:
City
Sites & Activities
Dates
Koh Samui
Beach Republic
Closure until further notice
Krabi, Koh Lanta, Phuket, and Khao Lak
All tours and activities
From 25 Mar 2020 until further notice
Phuket
All beaches 
Closure from 28 Mar until further notice
Zoos and all venues of animal shows for tourists
Closure from 28 Mar until further notice
Bangla walking street, Kathu
Closure from 28 Mar until further notice
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
Closure from 01 Jun to 14 Jul 2020
Phuket & Khao Lak
Sea Bees Diving Phuket & Khao Lak
Closure from 31 Mar until further notice
North and South Thailand
Asian Oasis (Lanjia Lodge, Lisu Lodge, Araksa Tea Garden, and June Bahtra Cruises)
Suspension of all services from 1 Apr until further notice 
Chiang Mai
Maesa Elephant Camp 
Closure from 23 Mar 2020 until further notice
Khum Khantoke Chiang Mai
Closure from 01 Jun 2020 until further notice

 

CAMBODIA

COVID-19 Cases: 287 recorded cases. 283 patients have already been discharged from the hospital and recovered. The last community transmission was recorded on 8 April.

Entry Conditions:

  • As of 00:00 AM on 21 March, the border between Cambodia – Vietnam (by land, waterway, and air); and Cambodia-Laos; & Cambodia-Thailand land borders will be closed for all travelers (including Vietnamese and Cambodian passport holders) until further notice.
  • As of 20th May, travelers from France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain & the USA will be able to visit Cambodia. The requirements mentioned below are applied to all nationalities who wish to enter Cambodia:
    • A deposit of USD 2,000 must be made by each traveler on entry to Cambodia
    • COVID-19 test with a negative result within 72 hours prior to travel
    • Must purchase a local health insurance package for COVID-19 treatment, with a cost of 90 U.S. dollars that is valid for 20 days
    • Proof of insurance with $50,000 in medical coverage
    • VOA (Visa on Arrivals) and E-visa are not currently available. Travelers are required to apply for visas at Cambodian Consulates or Embassies outside Cambodia
    • Upon arrival in Cambodia, all travelers must undergo a COVID-19 test and remain in a government facility until laboratory results are found, which may include an overnight stay.
      • If one or more travelers test positive for COVID-19: People will be required to quarantine for 14 days at a facility designated by the Cambodia Government (Hotel or Government facility at their own expense)
      • If all travelers test negative: People have to self-isolate for 14-days at their home under the supervision of local authorities. Health authorities will then oversee another COVID-19 test on the 14th day of self-isolation.

Health Check/Declarations:

  • Health screening is performed at all airports, including temperature checks.
  • For urgent travel during the suspension period, all foreigners are now required to obtain a visa in advance.
  • Repatriation flight for French citizens: please contact the email address: consulat.phnom-penh-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr and send a copy of your Cambodian visa and your contact details for further information.

Hotel News:

Click to see some hotels renovating during this quiet period. For details on renovations taking place, please contact us for more information.
City 
Hotel 
Dates
Phnom Penh 
Great Duke Hotel 
Converted into facilities to treat COVID-19 patients
Chak Angr Health Center 
Converted into facilities to treat COVID-19 patients
Sangkum 
Permanently closed
Cardamom Hotel
Reopen
Poulo Wai Hotel
Reopen
Kravan 
Reopen on 01 Sep 2020
Ohana Phnom Penh Palace Hotel 
Reopen
Penh House 
Reopen
Palace Gate 
Reopen
Amanjaya Pancam
Reopen
Double Leaf
Reopen
Lumiere Hotel Phnom Penh
Permanently closed
Samsara Villa
Permanently closed
Sun & Moon
Reopen
Poulo Wai Hotel & Apartment
Reopen
Siem Reap 
Angkor Village Resort
Closed until 11 Oct 2020
Grand Elysee 
Reopen from 01 Oct 2020
Steung Siem Reap
Reopen
Aviary
Reopen
Lotus Blanc Hotel & Resort
Reopen from 01 Jun 2020
Treeline Urban Hotel 
Reopen
Borei Angkor 
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
Reopen
Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor 
Closed until 15 Oct 2020
Tara Angkor 
Reopen
Templation
Reopen
Somadevi Angkor Boutique 
Reopen from 01 Aug 2020 
Silk d’Angkor Boutique Hotel 
Permanently closed 
Sokha Angkor 
Reopen from 01 Aug 2020 
Angkor Paradise
Reopen from 1 Jul 2020
Anjali by Syphon
Reopened
Belmond La Residence d’Angkor
Reopen from 25 Sep 2020
Pavillon Orient
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Phum Baitang
Closed until 20 Dec 2020
Shinta Mani Angkor
Reopen
Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection
Reopen
Shinta Mani Shack
Reopen
The Aviary
Reopen
Viroth’s Hotel
Reopen
Damrei Angkor Hotel
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Kep 
Le Flamboyant Boutique Resort & Spa 
Reopen from 01 Oct 2020
Knai Bang Chatt 
Reopen from 01 Jun 2020
Le Logis de Kep
Closed until further notice
Samanea
Reopen
Samanea Beach Resort & Spa
Reopen
Sihanoukville 
Naia Resort 
Reopen
Six Senses Krabey Island
Reopen
Sihanoukville/Koh Russey 
Alila Villa Koh Russey 
Definitely Closed 
Kampong Thom 
Sambor Village 
Reopen on 01 July 2020 
Preah Vihear
Preah Vihear Jaya 
Reopen
Kratie
Relais de Chhlong 
Reopen
Mekong Dolphin 
Permanently Closed 
Le Relais de Chhlong
Reopen from 01 Jun 2020 
Le Tonle
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Koh Rong Island
Tamu Koh Rong 
Reopen
The Royal Sands Koh Rong
Closed until further notice 
Sok San Beach Resort
Reopen from 01 Oct 2020 
Stung Treng
Golden River Hotel 
Reopen
Battambang
Au Cabaret Vert
Reopen from 5 Jul 2020
Koh Krabey Island
Six Senses Krabey Island
Closed until 15 Dec 2020
Preah Sihanouk
Sok San Beach
Reopen

Attraction News:

Various events & festivals have been canceled or postponed. Various spas, bars, restaurants, and entertainment businesses have been closed until further notice. Please contact us if you have any specific inquiries about festivals, events, shows, or attractions.

Click to see a list of shows & attractions ceasing activities until further notice (please note, the list is subject to change at any time:
City
Sites, Activities
Dates
Siem Reap 
Mahob Cooking Class
Until further notice 
Phare Circus Show 
Until further notice 
Apopo Center 
Until further notice 
Angkor Balloon
Reopening during weekends 
Eco Soap Bank 
Until further notice 
Sacred Dancers of Angkor 
Until further notice 
Bayon Pastry School
Until further notice 
Osmose
Until further notice 
Angkor National Museum
Until further notice 
Angkor Golf 
Until further notice 
Bodia Spa 
Until further notice 
Sokkhak Spa
Until further notice 
Your Beauty Spa 
Until June 25, 2020
Phnom Penh 
Pour Un Sourire d’Enfant NGO
Until further notice 
Cambodian Living Arts 
Until further notice 
National Museum of Phnom Penh 
Until further notice 
Central Market & Russian Market 
Until further notice 
Royal Palace
Until further notice 
Tuol Sleng Museum (S21)
Until further notice 
Cheung Ek (killing fields)
Until further notice 
Battambang 
Phare Ponleu Selpak 
Until further notice 
Kep 
La Plantation
Until further notice 
Mondulkiri
Elephant Valley Project 
Until further notice 

LAOS

COVID-19 Cases: 24 confirmed cases. 22 of the patients have already been discharged from the hospital. The last community transmission was recorded on 24 July 2020.

Entry Conditions:

  • As of 20 March, total suspension of visas (including tourist visa, visa on arrival, e-visa) at every entry point, along with the closure of all traditional checkpoints. Entry visas are to be issued only for diplomats, the staff of international organizations, business people, experts, and authorized foreign labor.
  • All international and inter-provincial and traditional borders must remain closed to all people.
    Savannakhet International Airport has been temporarily closed until further notice.

Health Check/Declarations: Health screening is performed at all airports, including temperature checks.

As of 01 July 2020:

  • All sporting events, casinos are allowed to resume operations
  • Social gatherings, weddings, parties, and traditional festivals may now be held
  • Entertainment venues including karaoke bars, nightclubs, and internet cafes will remain closed until further notice

Hotel & Cruise News:

Please click to see a list of hotels that have been closed/re-opened and the effective dates:
City
Hotel
Dates
Luang Prabang
Rosewood Luang Prabang
Reopen from 15 Sep 2020
Satri House
Closed until further notice
Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel
Reopen from 01 Jun 2020
Maison Dalabua
Reopen from 01 Oct 2020
Luang Prabang View Hotel
Reopen from 01 Nov 2020
Villa Maly
Reopen from 01 Oct 2020
Parasol Blanc
Reopen from 01 Oct 2020
Villa Chitdara
Reopen
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Kiridara Luang Prabang
Reopen from 01 Aug 2020
My Lao Home Hotels & Villas
Reopen
Le Bel Air Boutique Resort 
Reopen from 1 Jun 2020
Villa Santi Hotel
Reopen
Santi Resort & Spa
Reopen
Vientiane
Settha Palace Hotel
Reopen from 01 Jun 2020
Ansara
Reopen
Vang Vieng
Amari
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Si Phan Don
Sala Done Khone
Reopen from 1 Aug 2020
Cruise & Activities – Luang Prabang
Mekong Kingdoms – NOMAD Cruise
Reoperate
Mekong Kingdoms – MONSOON Cruise
Reoperate
Mekong Kingdoms – GYPSY Cruise
Reoperate
Nava Mekong Activity
Reoperate
Mandalao Camp Activity
Reoperate

Attraction News: Various events & festivals have been canceled or postponed. Please contact us if you have any specific inquiries about festivals, events, or shows.

MYANMAR

COVID-19 Cases: 44,774 confirmed cases. 24,920 of the patients have already been discharged from the hospital. The last community transmission was recorded on 16 July 2020.

Entry Conditions:

  • Temporary Suspension of Visa on arrival and E-Visa: The Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the temporary suspension of Visa On Arrival and E-visa for all countries will be extended to 31 October 2020
  • On 28 May, The Central Committee on Prevention, Control & Treatment on Covid-19 of Myanmar announced the regulations for foreign nationals traveling to Myanmar to follow if they are granted an entry visa (once applications are available). The conditions, which appear to be aimed mainly at foreign workers, are as follows:
    • Foreigners will have to fulfill a 21-day quarantine – one week home quarantine in their respective country before flying, another one-week facility quarantine after arriving in Myanmar, and finally one more week of home quarantine in Myanmar, before being cleared to work in the country
    • They will also need to provide evidence they are free from Covid-19 infection (medical certification provided by a doctor or hospital)
    • Proof they have completed the one week home quarantine before flying is also required, however it is unclear what type of proof would be requested
    • According to the notice from the Department of Civil Aviation, all international commercial flights and domestic flights services to and from Yangon International Airport have been restricted until 31 October 2020
  • Domestic travelers are required to carry a recommendation letter of their residency from respective ward administrations when going around Myanmar, except to Yangon Region

Land border closure (until further notice)

  • Myanmar – India border
    • Tamu-Moreh border gates
  • Myanmar – Thailand border
    • Tachileik
    • Myawaddy
    • Kawthaung
    • Htee Khee
  • Myanmar – Bangladesh border
  • Myanmar – China
  • Myanmar – Laos

Health Check/Declarations:

  • Health screening is performed at all airports, including temperature checks
  • Regional and state governments have stated that a recommendation will be required for locals while foreigners and returnees will need a letter from their companies and quarantine centers, respectively
  • Gatherings of more than 5 persons are not permitted & Face masks must be worn in public

A national curfew has been imposed until further notice:

  • Sittwe (Rakhine State): 09:00 PM – 4:00 AM
  • Sagaing Region: 10:00 AM – 04:00 AM

As of 21 September 2020 until 7 October 2020, Myanmar has increased national lock-down measures in the Yangon region. This measurement includes:

  • People not to travel other than in an emergency (compulsory shopping or medical reasons)
  • All organizations and companies are ordered to shut down their offices and operate from home
  • Domestic airlines also announced that their services were suspended until the end of September

Hotel News:

Click to see a list of hotels that have been closed, canceled and the effective dates:
City
Hotel
Dates
Nyaung Shwe
Thousand Island Hotel
Reopen
Amazing Nyaung Shwe
Reopen
Inle Lake 
Paramount Inlay Resort
Reopen
Amazing Inlay Resort 
Reopen
Inle Heritage
Reopen
Sofitel Inle Lake 
Closed until further notice
Novotel Inle Lake 
Closed until further notice
Sanctum Inle
Reopen
Villa Inle
Reopen
Pristine Lotus 
Reopen
Golden Island Cottage
Closed until the end of October 2020
Nyaung Shwe
Cherry Queen
Reopen
Nyaung Shwe City Hotel 
Reopen
Mount Inle 
Reopen
Mergui Archipelago
Wa Ale Resort
Reopen
Awei Pila
Reopen
Awei Pilla Resort
Closed until Dec 2020
Ngapali
Ngapali Bay Villa & Resort
Reopen
Thande Beach 
Reopen
Sandoway Resort
Reopen
Jade Marina Resort
Reopen
Amata Ngapali 
Closed until further notice
Pristine Mermaid
Closed until October 2021
Yangon
Yangon Excelsior Hotel
Closed until further notice
Rosewood Yangon
Restaurant re-open 01 September 2020
Hotel re-open 01 October 2020
Savoy Hotel
Closed until further notice
Jasmine Palace Hotel 
Reopen from 15 Jul 2020
Hotel G
Reopen from 02 Jul 2020 
Belmond Governor’s Residence
Closed until 15 November 2020
Awei Metta Hotel
Reopen
Bagan
Razagyo Hotel
Reopen
Bagan Lodge Hotel
Closed until 31 Dec 2020
The Hotel Umbra Bagan
Reopen
Areindmar Hotel
Reopen
Arthawka Hotel
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
Bagan Hotel River 
Reopen
Bagan Landmark
Reopen
Shwe Yee Pwint
Closed until further notice
Sky Palace
Reopen from 21st Jun 2020
Thazin Garden
Reopen from Aug 2020
The Regency Hotel
Reopen from 15 Jun 2020
Villa Bagan
Closed until Sep 2020
Zfreeti Hotel
Reopen
Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan
Closed until further notice
Su Tine San
Closed until Dec 2020
Rv Panorama Cruise
Reoperate
My Bagan Residence
Closed until further notice
Bagan Thiripyitsayar
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020
The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
Closed until further notice
Bagan Hotel Ayer River View
Closed until the end of November 2020
Heritage Bagan Hotel
Closed until further notice
Bagan Nova Hotel
Closed until further notice
Golden Rock
Mountain Top Hotel
Closed until further notice 
Golden Rock hotel
Closed until further notice 
Mandalay 
Bagan King Hotel
Reopen
Thiri Thitsar Hotel
Closed until further notice
Mercure Mandalay Hill
Closed until 31 Dec 2020
Hotel By The Red Canal
Reopen 01 July 2020 
Hotel Heaven
Reopen
The Home Hotel
Reopen
Hotel Yadanarpon
Reopen
Hotel Hazel
Reopen
Eastern Palac Hotel
Reopen
Ritz Grand Hotel
Reopen
Monywa
Win Unity
Reopen
Pyin Oo Lwin
Win Unity
Reopen
Kan Pa let 
Win Unity
Closed until further notice
Loikaw
Keinnara Loikaw Hotel
Closed until Dec 2020
Hpa An
Keinnara Hpa-An
Closed until Dec 2020
Mawlamyaing
Hotel Suggati
Closed until Dec 2020
Kalaw
Amara Mountain Hotel
Reopen from 01 Jul 2020

Attraction News:

Click to see a list of sites and activities that have been closed, canceled and the effective dates:
City
Sites, Activities
Dates
Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda
Opening hours restricted to 09:00-16:00 only until further notice
Sule Pagoda
Closed until further notice
Botahtaung Pagoda
Closed until further notice
Mingalar Sky CIP Service Lounge 2 at Terminal 1
Closed until further notice
Mandalay
Maha Myat  Muni Pagoda
Opening hours restricted to 09:00-16:00 only until further notice
Bagan
Taungbi library
Closed until further notice
All pagodas & temples
Opening hours restricted to 09:00-16:00 only until further notice
Ayeyarwady Region
Beach areas (such as Chaung Tha, Ngwe Saung, Gaw Yin Gyi Island, Shwe Thaung Yan, and other beaches)
Closed until further notice
Tanintharyi region
Beaches at Maung Ma Kan, Sen Hlan, Tizit, Pa Nyit, Sin Htauk, Phoe Phoe Kyauk, Myin Kwa, and Paradise
Closed until further notice
Golden Rock
All transport services to Golden Rock Pagoda
Closed until further notice
Inle Lake
Phaung Daw Oo pagoda
Closed until further notice
Inle Lake
A Lo Daw Pauk pagoda
Closed until further notice
Inle Lake
Inndein pagoda
Closed until further notice
Inle Lake
Thar Kaung pagoda 
Closed until further notice
Taunggyi
Kakku pagoda
Closed until further notice
All region
Mann Yadanarpon airline (7Y)
Temporarily suspends all flight routes until further notice
All region
Air KBZ (K7)
Temporarily suspends all flight routes until further notice
All region
Air Thanlwin ( ST) 
Temporarily suspends all flight routes until further notice
All region
All cinemas
Closed until further notice
Spas, restaurants, bars, and other entertainment businesses
Closed until further notice

 

OTHER NOTES

Suggestions for travelers:

  • Bring hand sanitizing gel
  • Carefully wash hands during the day with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizing gel if soap and water are not available
  • Try to avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Refrain from drinking water from unknown sources

Operational notes: Easia Travel no longer issues wet tissues to travelers on the ground, as part of our sustainability policy

For information on your clients’ upcoming trip to Southeast Asia with us, please contact your dedicated Sales Executive or the Sales Development Manager in your region directly.

The statistics listed above are based on https://corona.kompa.ai/ reports.

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