Earth Day Philippines Face Mask Pollution

Credit Ani Kolleshi on Unsplash Face masks are essential in helping to curb the spread of Covid-19 but the increased use of masks, and other PPE, throughout the world has led to a dramatic increase in waste. It is estimated that 129 billion face masks have been used and disposed of during the pandemic. MuchContinue reading “Earth Day Philippines Face Mask Pollution”

Vietnam Vaccine Passport Plans Under Fire

Last week we reported that Quang Nam Province had submitted proposals to the Vietnamese government to allow vaccinated foreign travellers to the region. However the proposals have had a mixed response and many believe that allowing tourists into cordoned off resorts under heavy supervision is not the correct approach. Pham Trung Luong, the former headContinue reading “Vietnam Vaccine Passport Plans Under Fire”

New Restrictions in Phuket

Phuket, Thailand credit Arkady Lukashov on Unsplash Visitors to Phuket from 18 Red Zone provinces will be required to show proof that they have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine before they are allowed to enter from 30th April. Visitors will also be required to show proof of a negative PCR test issued withinContinue reading “New Restrictions in Phuket”

Thai Hotels Closing During Low Season

Krabi, Thailand credit Andreas M on Unsplash The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is forcing many hotels in Thailand to consider closing for the traditionally quieter months from April to October. The latest Covid outbreak in the country has seen the highest number of daily cases since the pandemic began and has spread to many provinces throughoutContinue reading “Thai Hotels Closing During Low Season”

No Recovery in Sight For Tourism In Malaysia

Malaysia credit Ishan Seefromthesky on Unsplash A tourism expert has predicted that Malaysia may see only 132,000 foreign tourists in 2021, a potential disaster for the travel industry in the country. In 2019 more than 26 million foreign tourists came to Malaysia. That plummeted to just 4.3 million in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic closedContinue reading “No Recovery in Sight For Tourism In Malaysia”

Indonesia Looking At Travel Corridor

Bintan, Indonesia credit Anil Nallamotu on Unsplash The Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno has announced that the Indonesian government is planning travel corridors with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The plans emerge the week after news that the country is planning to open for foreign tourists in Bali, Bintan andContinue reading “Indonesia Looking At Travel Corridor”

Proposals Submitted For Vietnam Vaccine Passport

Vietnam countryside credit Kiril Dobrev on Unsplash Quang Nam province, which includes the famous town of Hoi An, has submitted plans for the return of vaccinated tourists to the area. The plan, if approved, would mean that the area would become the first part of Vietnam to welcome foreign tourists. Vietnam Twitter Highlights Vietnam VaccineContinue reading “Proposals Submitted For Vietnam Vaccine Passport”

End To Phuket Quarantine May Be Delayed

Phuket beach credit Akash Rai on Unsplash The ambitious plan for a quarantine-free Phuket for travellers with a Covid-19 vaccination may be delayed due to the ongoing virus outbreak in Thailand. The plans involved ensuring that at least 70% of the adult population on Phuket had been fiully vaccinated by the end of June. PhuketContinue reading “End To Phuket Quarantine May Be Delayed”

Hopes For Indonesia Tourism From July

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia credit Saepul Jr on Unsplash Indonesia is planning to open the borders to foreign tourists from July in Bali, Bintan and Batam. The country is planning to speed up the vaccination programme in the three areas to allow the reopening plans to proceed. Batam and Bintan had originally planned to open toContinue reading “Hopes For Indonesia Tourism From July”

More Restrictions Announced In Thailand

Hua Hin, Thailand credit Peeraphong Wiriya on Unsplash A range of new measures have been implemented in Thailand as the country fights its latest, and worst, Covid-19 outbreak. Schools, bars and massage parlours will all have to close for at least two weeks from Sunday 18th April. Any activities involving more than 50 people willContinue reading “More Restrictions Announced In Thailand”

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