Easia Travel’s Destinations Update

THAILAND (Update 25/06/2022)

The following rules will be in effect from 1 July 2022, with specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers from all countries/territories with scheduled arrivals from this date.

Entry Conditions:

Before entering Thailand: 

Vaccinated travelers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

  • A valid passport, or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.
  • A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand.
  • Travelers 5-17 years of age traveling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand. Those traveling with parents are exempt from this requirement.

Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

  • A valid passport or a Border Pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.

At the international airport or Thailand border gates:

  • Upon arriving in Thailand, all travelers must undergo entry screening, including a body temperature check, and present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the reviews.
  • The vaccinated travelers will then be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom. *For arrivals by land using a border pass, they will be allowed to stay no longer than three days within the specified areas only.
  • Likewise, unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers who have uploaded proof of a negative result from an RT-PCR test or professional ATK within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system will be allowed entry and free to go anywhere in the kingdom.
  • Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers without a negative test result within 72 hours of travel must follow the public health instructions and guidelines as deemed appropriate by the Health Control officer at the point of arrival.

During the Stay
While in Thailand, both vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers are advised to strictly follow the health and safety standards. Travelers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive, they must get the appropriate medical treatment.


VIETNAM (Update 13/05/2022)

Vietnam officially reopened international tourism on March 15th, 2022, albeit under certain entry conditions. Undoubtedly, both you and your clients want to know precisely the requirements.

Visa Conditions:

The entry visa policies for international visitors in place before 2020 have been restored with waived visa requirements for the citizens of 13 countries for 15 days, namely citizens from Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K without a visa regardless of passport type and entry purpose.

Vietnam will also grant e-visas to citizens of 80 countries that allow travelers to apply for a 30-day, single entry.

Entry Conditions:

Before entering Vietnam:

  • All Travelers must have medical or travel insurance covering COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of $10,000.

At the international airport or Vietnam border gates:

  • At the point of entry, if passengers have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss of smell); pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection…) should immediately report to the health agency at the entry point for medical measures as prescribed.

After entering Vietnam, Travelers must:

  • They must self-monitor their health, and if having any symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; pain, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; respiratory infections…), they must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for guidance and situation management.
  • Children under two years old who are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2, have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, or have never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 are allowed to enter and participate in activities outside the place of residence with their father, mother, and relatives.
  • They must always wear a mask in public and frequently disinfect their hands with an antiseptic solution such as hand sanitizer.

LAOS (Update 24/05/2022)

On May 09th, 2022, Laos fully reopened its international borders with no restrictions for travelers other than having a vaccination certificate or a rapid antigen test before departure.

Visas and entry documents

  • Tourist visas for those who require them are now available on arrival and will shortly be available via the E-visa platform.
  • Citizens of countries that have a visa waiver scheme in place will be able to visit Laos without requesting a visa.

Entry requirements

  • For fully vaccinated travelers, there are no requirements other than having a vaccination certificate in English (full vaccination completed at least 14 days before the departure date and not more than half a year ago; if more than half a year, an additional booster shot is required).
  • For travelers who are not fully vaccinated, and Antigen Test (ATK) performed a maximum of 48 hours before traveling to Laos is required.

There are no other requirements! The mandatory Covid insurance, the pre-departure tests for the fully vaccinated, the 48-hour compulsory quarantine, and the contact tracing apps have all been scrapped!

Procedure upon arrival

The procedure upon arrival is similar to how it was before the pandemic. All travelers will need to obtain the visa on arrival (unless they have an E-visa), show their vaccine certificate or ATK test result, collect their luggage and enjoy their holiday!

Any questions about these new regulations? Contact our sales team directly for support!


CAMBODIA (Update 06/06/2022)

The country has achieved its goal of immunizing 91 percent of the population, equivalent to 16 million people.
On March 17th, Cambodia announced that fully vaccinated inbound passengers would no longer be required to show a PCR test result proving they are harmful to the coronavirus. That means:

  • Pre-flight PCR testing is no longer required
  • No Rapid Antigen testing on arrival
  • The issuing of Visas on Arrival has resumed
  • Those who have not been vaccinated must quarantine for 7 days, both Cambodians and foreigners.

The order applies to all routes – airports, waterways, and land border checkpoints with Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos.

The charge applies to all highways – airports, channels, and land border checkpoints with Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos.
In addition, The Kingdom has also announced the Visa on Arrival (VOA) scheme has been reinstated, and this is applicable for all travelers entering by air, land, and sea.

There would no longer be the requirement to wear masks in public areas and open spaces, and people could decide whether to wear masks there.

Entry Conditions

Before entering Cambodia

  • The travelers should check with the airlines before their flight to Cambodia to clarify any requirements before boarding their flight.
  • Prepare the certificate showing complete COVID-19 vaccination (the certificate must state the traveler’s name, type of vaccine, and dates of vaccinations, and must be a hard copy, not a digital one).
  • Prepare documents for the visa on arrival.
  • Unvaccinated under-18-year-old traveling as part of a family group will be quarantined (or not) by the period that applies to their parents.

At the international airport or Cambodia borders:

After entering Cambodia:

  • The travelers must wear masks in public and crowded areas.
  • They must self-monitor their health, and if they experience any symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; pain, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; respiratory infections…), they must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for guidance and situation management.

Follow our article Kingdom of Wonders As You’ve Never Seen It Before – A Short Q&A With Clémence, Country Director for Cambodia, for more information about us in Cambodia.


MYANMAR (Update 05/08/2021)

Entry/Travel Conditions:

  • Since February 01st, 2021, the Myanmar military has assumed control of the country, arresting the existing National League for Democracy party leaders and detaining them after declaring the results of the November 2020 general election invalid
  • The military said a year-long state of emergency and banned all international travel.
  • Following the coup, the regime intermittently resumed immunization and geared up in August with vaccines donated and purchased from China, vowing that half of the country’s more than 55 million population would be jabbed by this year. The regime said that 3.92 million people had been fully vaccinated on Monday.

For information on your clients’ upcoming trip to Southeast Asia with us, don’t hesitate to directly contact your dedicated Sales Executive or the Sales Development Manager in your region.

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