Easia Travel’s Destinations: 26.10.2020
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.
- 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
- 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
Please click to see the following hotels that have been closed/re-opened and the effective dates:
|May De Ville Old Quarter Hanoi Hotel|
Please click to see the following list of activities, restaurants that have been canceled/re-operated, and the effective dates
|Wild Lotus #55 Nguyen Du|
|Grandma’s Restaurant #6 Duong Thanh|
|5 Spice #27 Hong Phuc|
|Van Mieu Deli #39-41 Van Mieu|
|Duong’s 1 Restaurant #27 Ngo Huyen|
|Home Hanoi #34 Chau Long|
- Vietnam Grand Prix Company has announced that the Vietnam Formula One Grand Prix scheduled for 3-5 April will be postponed until further notice.
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
- 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:
Please click to see a list of cruises that have been stopped operating and the effective dates:
Please click to see a list of sites and activities that have been closed, canceled and the effective dates:
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.
- 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org and send a copy of your Cambodian visa and your contact details for further information.
Click to see some hotels renovating during this quiet period. For details on renovations taking place, please contact us for more information.
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:
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.
- 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:
Attraction News: Various events & festivals have been canceled or postponed. Please contact us if you have any specific inquiries about festivals, events, or shows.
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.
- 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
- Htee Khee
- Myanmar – Bangladesh border
- Myanmar – China
- Myanmar – Laos
- 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
Click to see a list of hotels that have been closed, canceled and the effective dates:
|Awei Metta Hotel|
Click to see a list of sites and activities that have been closed, canceled and the effective dates:
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.