THAILAND (Update 19/08/2022)
From October 2022 to March 2023, the length of stay for foreign tourists will be increased!
Indeed, for those who need a visa on arrival, the length of stay will double from 15 days to 30 days. Travelers from one of 50 countries who receive a 30-day visa stamp will be able to stay 45 days instead of 30. A great opportunity for our travelers to stay longer and fully enjoy the Kingdom of Siam!
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 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 one 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 conduct the reviews.
- The travelers will then be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom. *arrivals by land using a border pass will only be allowed to stay no longer than three days within the specified areas.
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.
CAMBODIA (Update 11/07/2022)
The Ministry of Tourism issued a press release on waiving quarantine requirements for all travelers who have not been vaccinated or have partly been vaccinated against Covid-19.
The order applies to 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 that the Visa on Arrival (VOA) scheme has been reinstated, which 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.
Before entering Cambodia
- 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.
At the international airport or Cambodia borders:
- Upon entry, travelers must apply for Visa on Arrival (VOA).
- The travelers who have not been vaccinated or have partly been vaccinated are required to take Covid – 19 Rapid test by a health officer upon arrival and shall pay a test fee of US$ 5 per person.
- In case of a negative test result: The travelers are allowed to continue the journey throughout Cambodia without quarantine.
- In case of a positive test result and a mild disease: must be treated by Standard Operating Procedures for the Management, Care, and Treatment of Covid-19 Patients at Home and must be responsible for all accommodation costs.
- In case of severe disease: the traveler has to receive Covid-19 treatment at the hospital, and he/she has to pay for their medical treatment and accommodation.
After entering Cambodia:
- 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.
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.
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.
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 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 available on arrival and will shortly be available via the E-visa platform.
- Citizens of countries with a visa waiver scheme will be able to visit Laos without requesting a visa.
- 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, an 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 the support!
MYANMAR (Update 05/08/2021)
- 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. This vowed 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 contact your region’s dedicated Sales Executive or the Sales Development Manager.