Philippines Covid-19 Testing For Travellers

The Philippines Department of Tourism have today said that it would leave the decision on whether to require traveller Covid-19 tests to local governments. The Department of the Interior and Local Government earlier said it was considering a proposal to remove COVID-19 testing as a requirement for travel. The decision has been made to allowContinue reading “Philippines Covid-19 Testing For Travellers”

Vietnam Flights Increase During Tet Despite Covid Outbreak

Credit Markus Winkler on Unsplash Traditionally Tet is one of the busiest periods for air travel in Vietnam as Vietnamese travel all over the country to visit relatives. A recent Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam threatened the holiday this year. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) however have reported that Vietnamese Airlines operated just underContinue reading “Vietnam Flights Increase During Tet Despite Covid Outbreak”

Thailand May End Quarantine For Vaccinated Travellers

According to the Bangkok Post Thailand may be considering removing the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all foreign visitors for travellers with proof of a Covid-19 vaccination. Thailand has allowed visitors from most countries to enter the country for a number of months but take up has been very low due to the restrictions in place,Continue reading “Thailand May End Quarantine For Vaccinated Travellers”

IATA Travel Pass Set To Go Live To Help Kickstart International Air Travel

The International Air Travel Association (IATA) is ready to roll out its Travel Pass in the coming weeks after a successful trial with Singapore Airlines. We first reported on the development of the Travel Pass in November after IATA announced that the mobile app was in the final stages of development. Initially there were plansContinue reading “IATA Travel Pass Set To Go Live To Help Kickstart International Air Travel”

Call For Thai Vaccine Passport Plan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are calling for a clear-cut plan on a vaccine passport by June to enable the country to open to the international market by the fourth quarter of 2021 – Bangkok Post. The long-haul market is important for tourism within Thailand and there are fears that without a clear planContinue reading “Call For Thai Vaccine Passport Plan”

Transit Flights Through Bangkok Restarted

Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok. Photo credit Benoit Mortgat on flickr Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is one of the busiest hub airports in Asia, at least it was pre-pandemic, and from today transit flights will be able to resume through the airport. Travellers will not be allowed to leave the airport during their transit, which will be limitedContinue reading “Transit Flights Through Bangkok Restarted”

Could Bali Open To Vaccinated Travellers

Credit Timo Wagner on Unsplash The vice governor of Bali has proposed that a travel bubble could be created for vaccinated travellers allowing them to visit the island paradise in Indonesia without the need to undertake quarantine. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati suggested that the opening of a travel corridor alongside other measures including priority vaccinationsContinue reading “Could Bali Open To Vaccinated Travellers”

Vietnam Cancels Festivals As Tourism Chiefs Try To Find Covid Solutions

All traditional festivals within Ha Noi have been postponed until at least 26th February in an attempt to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 within Vietnam. festivals affected include the world famous Huong Pagoda Festival. There were hopes that life would start to return to normal once the Tet festivities had passed but the ongoingContinue reading “Vietnam Cancels Festivals As Tourism Chiefs Try To Find Covid Solutions”

Further Lockdown Extension in Malaysia

Malaysia has announced that the Movement Control Order (MCO) has been extended until 4th March, it was due to expire on 18th February. The MCO was extended until 18th February following an increase in Covid-19 cases and applied to all states apart from Sarawak. Restrictions have been relaxed slightly with the 10km radius travel limitContinue reading “Further Lockdown Extension in Malaysia”

Thai Vaccination Programme Raises Hopes Of Opening Of Borders

There are increasing hopes that Thailand may start to reduce border restrictions and quarantine after the Thai government announced more details of their Covid-19 vaccination programme. However there are still concerns among some that there is still too much uncertainty on the schedule and support for the tourism sector. The Thai Public Health Ministry yesterdayContinue reading “Thai Vaccination Programme Raises Hopes Of Opening Of Borders”