Quarantine Free Travel To Malaysia Being Considered

Reports suggest that the Malaysian government is looking at reopening the borders to fully vaccinated foreign travellers, from selected countries, without the need to quarantine. Main picture Kota Kinabulu, Malaysia credit CK Yeo on Unsplash National Recovery Council chairman Muhyiddin Yassin was speaking after chairing a meeting with political and business leaders. “I hope theContinue reading “Quarantine Free Travel To Malaysia Being Considered”

Southeast Asia Dominates World’s Friendliest Countries List

Rough Guides have been one of the most popular series of travel guides for a number of decades and recently published their 2021 top 10 list of the World’s Friendliest Countries which features six Southeast Asia destinations. The list was compiled following a request for Twitter and Facebook followers of the guides to nominate theContinue reading “Southeast Asia Dominates World’s Friendliest Countries List”

Fully Vaccinated Passengers Only On AirAsia

AirAsia in Malaysia has confirmed that it will only allow fully vaccinated adult passengers on its flights as it prepares to resume domestic and eventually international services, it confirmed today. Main picture AirAsia aircraft credit Rawipad C.KKU on flickr The airline has already confirmed that all of its employees are fully vaccinated. “AirAsia Malaysia hasContinue reading “Fully Vaccinated Passengers Only On AirAsia”

Southeast Asia Tourism Situation

In March 2020 international borders throughout Southeast Asia closed to travellers apart from in exceptional circumstances. Main picture Phuket sea scene in Thailand credit Jeff on flickr Over the last few months options to travel in the area have started to increase but most countries remain closed to the majority of people. There are increasingContinue reading “Southeast Asia Tourism Situation”

Malaysia Thailand And Vietnam Get New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced a number of new Biosphere Reserves in Southeast Asia that are designed to preserve important natural landscapes and diversity. Main picture Doi Chiang Dao Biosphere Reserve, Thailand Announcement included popular tourist destinations in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam and will help to ensure sustainable developmentContinue reading “Malaysia Thailand And Vietnam Get New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves”

First Tourists Land In Langkawi Malaysia

[Reuters] The first plane carrying tourists in more than four months touched down on the Malaysian island of Langkawi on Thursday and was greeted by a twin water cannon “salute”, in the launch of a programme to revive a travel sector frozen by the pandemic. Main picture a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying the first batchContinue reading “First Tourists Land In Langkawi Malaysia”

Langkawi Starts Tourism Reopening

[Reuters] Businesses at Malaysia’s prime holiday destination are gearing up to welcome the return of tourists this week, as the country takes an early step towards recovery from a devastating coronavirus crisis. Main photo Langkawi credit Manish Tulaskar on Unsplash Langkawi, a cluster of 99 islands in the Straits of Malacca, will reopen from 16thContinue reading “Langkawi Starts Tourism Reopening”

Southeast Asia Twitter Review 12th September

A busy week that has seen Thailand planning to reopen many more destinations next month to international tourists, Vietnam announcing Sandbox plans and increasing confidence that Cambodia will also be able to welcome back foreign visitors soon. Main picture Kelimutu, Indonesia, credit NeilsPhotography on flickr Cambodia A different location in Cambodia to start of withContinue reading “Southeast Asia Twitter Review 12th September”

Southeast Asia Twitter Review 5th September

Sit back, relax and enjoy some incredible sights and sounds from Southeast Asia Main picture Sabah, Malaysia, credit Joel Brunner on Unsplash Cambodia Indonesia Laos Malaysia Philippines Thailand Advertising and affiliate links help to support this site. We only partner with organisations who we believe provide a good service or product. Thank you.

October Tourism Restart For Bangkok And Other Areas Of Thailand

Earlier this summer the Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha set out a 120 day plan to reopen all of Thailand to foreign tourists. The plan was controversial at the time and soaring Covid cases and slow vaccination programme had made the plan look unachievable. Main picture White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand credit Peter Borter onContinue reading “October Tourism Restart For Bangkok And Other Areas Of Thailand”

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