Illegal Entrants In Vietnam Cause Covid Concern As Airlines Struggle

Illegal entrants into Vietnam are increasing the risk of community transmission of Covid-19. Vietnam have been a consistent success story in the fight against Covid-19 with just 1,321 cases so far recorded and just 35 fatalities. There have been no new cases of community transmission for more than two months with the greatest risk beingContinue reading “Illegal Entrants In Vietnam Cause Covid Concern As Airlines Struggle”

Thailand Extends Emergency Decree As Prospects For 2021 Fade

On 26th November the Royal Thai Government approved an extension of the nationwide Emergency Decree until 15 January, 2021. The extension, the eighth since measures were first implemented in March, are intended to prevent a resurgence in Covid infections during the peak New Year period. Thailand has become one of the first countries in theContinue reading “Thailand Extends Emergency Decree As Prospects For 2021 Fade”

COVID in Southeast Asia the Facts and Figures

The COVID-19 pandemic has been less severe in many parts of Southeast Asia than was initially feared. Thailand and Vietnam were both seen as at high risk but have both escaped the worst of the pandemic so far. Tourism throughout the region has been hit especially hard as borders across the region were closed inContinue reading “COVID in Southeast Asia the Facts and Figures”

Travel Mood Survey

I am desperate to travel again but the prospect of travelling ion early 2021 seems remote at the moment, we have a trip booked in February 2021. Time to see what you think about travel. We will publish the results next week. Advertising and affiliate links help to support this site. We never tailor contentContinue reading “Travel Mood Survey”

Malaysia COVID Lockdown Update

Lockdown Most of Malaysia entered into a new lockdown from Saturday 7th November as a month-long “conditional movement order” was implemented. A week later we spoke to our collaborator Donald Cassidy who has been in Malaysia throughout the pandemic to find out how it has affected them on the ground. Don and Vik’s Covid AdventureContinue reading “Malaysia COVID Lockdown Update”

Thailand Visa Information

Thailand has now started to open up to foreign visitors including tourists. Visas currently available include: Tourist Visa – short-stay tourists up to 60 days with an extension available for a further 30 days Special Tourist Visa – long stay tourists from low-risk countries, initial 90 days, with extensions up to 270 days Diplomats andContinue reading “Thailand Visa Information”

Southeast Asia Holidays in 2021 Looking Promising

It has been a hard year for everyone involved in the travel and tourism industries as large parts of the world have been in lockdown or have closed their borders. Most of Southeast Asia is still off limits for most travellers but there are signs that things may be more promising for 2021. International TourismContinue reading “Southeast Asia Holidays in 2021 Looking Promising”

Cambodia Covid-19 Warning

The Phnom Penh Post has reported that Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the “Kingdom is at high risk of a Covid-19 outbreak.” The situation is reported to be “alarming.” Hun Sen is also reported as saying “I won’t declare a state of emergency, either partly or for the whole country. And IContinue reading “Cambodia Covid-19 Warning”

Singapore Airlines Retires Planes After Record Loss

Singapore Airlines has reported a record 3rd quarter SG$2.34 billion (£1.3 billion, US$1.74 billion) loss as the pandemic continues to rock the airline industry. Singapore only ran 11% of its normal capacity during September and the hopes of a quick recovery have now faded as the pandemic continues in many key markets while others remainContinue reading “Singapore Airlines Retires Planes After Record Loss”

Bali to Re-Open to Tourists?

A report in the Bali Sun has reported on widespread media rumours that Bali may re-open to foreign tourists from 1st December. The rumours apparently come from a leaked memo from a recent meeting of top level officials. The Bali Sun quoted the Bali Hotels Association as issuing a statement that said “There has beenContinue reading “Bali to Re-Open to Tourists?”