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”

Covid Passport to Help Reopen Borders

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) have announced that they are in the final stages of development of the IATA Travel Pass designed to support the reopening of international borders. IATA have recognised that countries need to open their borders without the need for quarantine for travel to begin to recover. The Travel Pass isContinue reading “Covid Passport to Help Reopen Borders”

Phone App To Track Tourists to Thailand

Thai PBS World are reporting that the Thai Government will introduce a new app called “Thailand Plus” will be a requirement for tourists to enable officials to track their whereabouts. The app will use GPS to track tourists to help identify where they have visited but also to help locate them in case they haveContinue reading “Phone App To Track Tourists to Thailand”

Travel Bubbles, Travel Corridors and Green Lanes Explained

We are starting to have to get used to a whole new range of travel terms which can make the prospect of travel even more confusing. These get even more complicated as there is no agreement over the terms used, so different countries will use different terms for the same thing. The reality is thatContinue reading “Travel Bubbles, Travel Corridors and Green Lanes Explained”

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”

Indonesia Looking to Start Mass Covid-19 Vaccinations

Reuters have reported that Indonesia President Joko Widodo has said that there were advanced plans to introduce a mass Covid-19 vaccination programme as soon as possible. “We expect to start the vaccination process by the end of this year following a series of tests by BPOM,” Jokowi said. BPOM is the Indonesia food and drugContinue reading “Indonesia Looking to Start Mass Covid-19 Vaccinations”

UK Adds Countries to Travel Corridor List

On Thursday 12th November the UK Government announced additional countries being added to the travel corridor list, and it included Southeast Asia countries. The Travel Corridor means that anyone returning from that country would not be required to self-isolate on entering the UK. It is not a two-way agreement however. From 4am, UK time, onContinue reading “UK Adds Countries to Travel Corridor List”

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”