Easia Travel’s Destinations: 05.08.2020
COVID-19 Cases: 672 recorded cases. 378 of the patients have already been discharged from hospitals. The last community transmission was recorded on 31 July 2020.
- As of 0:00 AM on 22 March 2020, Vietnam has suspended entry at all borders for all nationalities until further notice.
- Vietnamese nationals or diplomatic travelers who are permitted entry will be sent to medical camps for centralized quarantine for 14 days.
- On 16 June 2020, the Vietnamese government confirmed that no commercial flights to Vietnam will be permitted before 16 September 2020. 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
- 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.
As of 01 July 2020:
- 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 July 31
- Travelers who have entered prior to March 1 are also eligible to have their stay automatically extended until July 31 if they show documents by their embassies or by Vietnamese authorities to confirm they were quarantined or treated for COVID-19
As of 27 July 2020, PM has issued a “lockdown” of Danang City until further notice. The measures include:
- Festivals, religious ceremonies, sports and other events that gather a large number of people are banned
- “Non-essential” businesses including entertainment facilities, beauty salons, massage, karaoke parlors, and bars are closed
- Admission to famous sites and services taking visitors to islands and craft villages around town have been suspended
- Public transport vehicles, including aircraft, cannot enter or leave Da Nang for the next 15 days
As of 31 July, in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City, “non-essential” businesses including bars and dance clubs have been closed. All gatherings of more than 30 people are banned
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- 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: 3,321 recorded cases.of the patients have already been discharged from hospitals. The last community transmission was recorded on 26 May.
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.
- As of 23 July, The Thai government has set August 31 as the end of the emergency decree (State of Emergency).
- Airports are still open & Thai authorities are not blocking foreigners leaving for the time being.
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- Foreign visitors whose visas expired on 26 March 2020 or thereafter will be granted automatic visa extensions until 26 September 2020 without having an application for an extension. For more information, please click here.
Hotel, Attraction & Activity News:
- Various events & festivals have been canceled or postponed. Songkran festival’s compensation dates will be from July 25 to July 28
- Businesses to reopen on July 01 include pubs, bars, and entertainment venues.
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COVID-19 Cases: 241 recorded cases. 200 patients have already been discharged from 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 & USA will be able to visit Cambodia. Requirements mentioned below are applied to all nationalities who wish to enter Cambodia:
- Deposit of USD 2,000 must be made by each traveler on entry to Cambodia
- COVID-19 test with 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 into 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 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.
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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.
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COVID-19 Cases: 20 confirmed cases. 19 of the patients have already been discharged from 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:
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Attraction News: Various events & festivals have been cancelled or postponed. Please contact us if you have any specific inquiries about festivals, events or shows.
COVID-19 Cases: 355 confirmed cases. 302 of the patients have already been discharged from hospital. The last community transmission was recorded on 16 July 2020.
- Temporary Suspension of Visa on arrival and E-Visa: on Sunday, 28 June, 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 July 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
- International commercial flight restrictions to and from Yangon International Airport have been further extended to 31 August 2020.
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
- A national curfew has been imposed for residents of these regions below from 10:00 AM – 04:00 AM. Exceptions are made for medical and essential matters.
- Sagaing Region: from 13 April 2020 until further notice
- The government has cut the night-time curfew by two hours for all states and regions including Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, to 12AM – 4AM
- Domestic travelers are required to carry a recommendation letter of their residency from respective ward administrations when going around Myanmar, except to Yangon Region.
- 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
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Suggestions for travelers:
- Bring hand sanitizing gel (our guides can assist with purchase if required)
- 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
- Easia Travel no longer issues wet tissues to travelers on the ground, as part of our sustainability policy
- Easia guides are able to support guests’ purchasing sanitizing gel & face masks where required, however it’s preferable for guests to pack and bring to Southeast Asia if possible, due to availability in various regions
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.
Statistics listed above are based on https://corona.kompa.ai/ reports.