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”

Top 7 Things To Do in Phuket

While we wait for borders to re-open and the chance to travel again we take a look at our top 7 things to do on Phuket in Thailand. We have lots of coverage on Phuket on our website including a where to stay guide. 1. Phang Nga Bay Sitting in the Strait of Malacca between Phuket island and theContinue reading “Top 7 Things To Do in Phuket”

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?”

Vietnam Takes Massive Hit on Tourism

In 2019 a record 18 million tourists visited Vietnam earning VND720 trillion (£23.2 billion or US$30.8 billion) in tourist generated income. This was expected to be beaten in 2020 with up to 20 million foreign visitors. The COVID-19 pandemic put a rapid stop to those expectations as the country closed its borders in March toContinue reading “Vietnam Takes Massive Hit on Tourism”

Travel from Europe to Singapore to Open

Singapore and Germany announced on 23rd October that a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme had been agreed between the two countries. The RGL will enable essential travel for business or official purposes, via direct flights between both countries. The start date and details of the scheme have not yet been announced. Singapore already has RGLContinue reading “Travel from Europe to Singapore to Open”

Travel to South-East Asia, What Are the Options?

Government Advice and Quarantine Country by Country It is important to understand the changing nature in destination countries as well. Flights are being sold for future dates to many countries which do not currently allow foreign travelers entry, which can cause confusion. Just because a country is not shown on the UK Government lists doesContinue reading “Travel to South-East Asia, What Are the Options?”

South-East Asia, Open to Travel?

Travelling may once have been a luxury for some but for the past few months it has been nigh on impossible. The world has been on lockdown. In the UK, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)  advised against non-essential international travel, and then the UK Government implemented a 14 day quarantine for anyone returning fromContinue reading “South-East Asia, Open to Travel?”

Travel to South-East Asia, What

Travelling may once have been a luxury for some but for the past few months it has been nigh on impossible. The world has been on lockdown. In the UK, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)  advised against non-essential international travel, and then the UK Government implemented a 14 day quarantine for anyone returning fromContinue reading “Travel to South-East Asia, What”