Singapore Introduces Chinese New Year Restrictions

The Singapore government has announced measures for the Chinese New Year period in an attempt to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infections spreading through the community. Concern has been rising in Singapore as the number of community cases, although still low in comparison with other nations, have started to increase. A new set of measuresContinue reading “Singapore Introduces Chinese New Year Restrictions”

Tourism Industry Will Closely Monitor Seychelles Quarantine Decision

The Seychelles News Agency has reported that travellers who have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine will now not be required to quarantine on arrival. Travellers will also need to have a negative Covid PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The Seychelles will require that visitors must have receivedContinue reading “Tourism Industry Will Closely Monitor Seychelles Quarantine Decision”

Emirates and Etihad To Join IATA Travel Pass Trial

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the development of their Travel Pass last November with the intention that it would have the capability of securely storing and sharing key data including Covid-19 test results and vaccination records. More details were announced just before Christmas and the New Year bought news that Singapore Airlines wouldContinue reading “Emirates and Etihad To Join IATA Travel Pass Trial”

Singapore Airlines To Vaccinate All Crew

Singapore Airlines have ambitious plans to be the World’s first international airline to have all of its flight crew and ground workers vaccinated against Covid-19. Plans are underway to inoculate 37,000 front-line aviation and maritime workers within the next two months and are seen as key in reviving Singapore as a key air hub forContinue reading “Singapore Airlines To Vaccinate All Crew”

Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases

Main picture credit Nina R on flickr Chinese New Year, this year the Year of the Ox starts on 12th February, is widely celebrated throughout Southeast Asia and often celebrations extend over a number of days or even weeks. This year however we are in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. Cases in aContinue reading “Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 3

In the third of our series looking at Southeast Asia film locations we look at one of the biggest hits of 2018 and another classic Vietnam film that was not actually filmed in Vietnam. In part 1 we looked at locations for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Good Morning Vietnam and in part 2 weContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 3”

Quarantine and Vaccines Are Not The Answer to Safe Travel

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has criticised plans to require travellers to have received a Covid-19 vaccination to allow them to travel. In December we discussed the reasons why the vaccine may not be the holy grail for the reopening of borders, simply the primary aim of a vaccine is to stop illness,Continue reading “Quarantine and Vaccines Are Not The Answer to Safe Travel”

Travel Views 2021 – What Matters Most

Agoda have published the results of their “What Matters Most 2021” survey which has a particular focus on the Asia market. The survey shows that one in three people are most looking forward to spending more quality time with loved ones during 2021. Many people of course have not been able to see family andContinue reading “Travel Views 2021 – What Matters Most”

Could An Asean Travel Bubble Be The Saviour Of Tourism In The Region

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has published a report that suggests that the Asean Secretariat should look to create a travel bubble for the region. Singapore has been leading the way in the creation of Green Lanes and Travel Passes and Thailand has also been looking to boost tourist numbers. The numbersContinue reading “Could An Asean Travel Bubble Be The Saviour Of Tourism In The Region”

Singapore Records Just 2 Covid Cases From Green Lane Travellers

Singapore were one of the first countries to introduce special travel arrangements during the pandemic with a series of Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) agreements, alongside a number of other entry schemes. Between 8th June and 25th December 2020, 2,490 people entered Singapore through the RGL and official figures have confirmed that just 2 visitors, bothContinue reading “Singapore Records Just 2 Covid Cases From Green Lane Travellers”