Southeast Asia 2021 Tourism Hopes Examined

Singapore from the air credit dronepicr on flickr Many parts of Southeast Asia managed to escape the worst effects of Covid-19 by closing borders early and imposing strict quarantine, testing and movement measures. Recently however, hopes of an early return to mass foreign tourism has been dealt a blow as increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases,Continue reading “Southeast Asia 2021 Tourism Hopes Examined”

More Details On Phuket Quarantine Free Travel

Phuket sunset credit Rodion Bodrov on Unsplash Phuket is pressing ahead with plans for the return of quarantine free travel despite the current Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand and concerns that the Phuket Sandbox may need to be delayed. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has said that it expects 30,000 – 40,000 tourists per monthContinue reading “More Details On Phuket Quarantine Free Travel”

Phuket and Krabi Quarantine Free Travel Concerns

The current Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand and the vaccination programme have raised concerns that the proposed Sandbox quarantine-free reopening may be delayed in Phuket and Krabi. Thailand has so far recorded 88,907 cases and 486 deaths throughout the pandemic including an additional 1,983 cases and 34 deaths in the last 24 hours. Phuket The GovernorContinue reading “Phuket and Krabi Quarantine Free Travel Concerns”

Thailand Pledges Further Tourism Restriction Relaxations

The Thailand Sandbox has seen plans for the end to quarantine for vaccinated foreign tourists to Phuket from July and 10 further areas from October. Now, despite an ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the country has pledged to push on with the plans. Deputy government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul has said that the country plans to waive itsContinue reading “Thailand Pledges Further Tourism Restriction Relaxations”

Thailand Sandbox At Risk Due To Covid

The start of the Phuket Sandbox, quarantine free travel for vaccinated travellers, is under threat due to the ongoing Covid outbreak throughout Thailand. Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has said that the number of Covid-19 cases in Phuket must reach zero before it can relax restrictions. The Phuket Sandbox is currently scheduled to startContinue reading “Thailand Sandbox At Risk Due To Covid”

Chiang Mai Quarantine Free Travel

Chiang Mai at night credit Robin Canfield on Unsplash Chiang Mai has confirmed that it is pressing ahead for its plans to reopen to foreign travellers from October – with limitations. The Chiang Mai Sandbox would be part of the second phase of the Sandbox programme following Phuket which plans to have quarantine free travelContinue reading “Chiang Mai Quarantine Free Travel”

Koh Samui Working Towards July Tourism Reopening

Koh Samui from the air The paradise island of Koh Samui is pressing ahead with its plans to be ready to reopen to foreign tourists, without the need to quarantine, from July. The “Samui Sealed Route” would see vaccinated tourists travelling to selected beach resorts and areas under a modified quarantine process. The plan isContinue reading “Koh Samui Working Towards July Tourism Reopening”

Increase In Quarantine For Thailand

Bangkok Tuk Tuk’s credit Chris Artur Collins on Unsplash Thailand has announced the return of a 14-day quarantine period for arrivals as part of measures to curb the current Covid-19 outbreak. Earlier this month quarantine was reduced to 7 days for vaccinated visitors and 10 day those without vaccines in a bid to attract moreContinue reading “Increase In Quarantine For Thailand”

Cambodia Considers Opening For Tourism In 2021

Koh Rong, Cambodia credit Ben Stern Cambodia is understood to be investigating the feasibility of opening its borders to vaccinated foreign tourists from low-risk countries by the end of the year. This will be the first phase of the Cambodian tourism reopening plan, part of a 2021-2025 tourism recovery roadmap. The Cambodian Tourism Ministry isContinue reading “Cambodia Considers Opening For Tourism In 2021”

Taiwan Travel Bubble Talks

Phu Quoc, Vietnam credit dronepicr on flickr Taiwan is in negotiations with the governments of Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines over the creation of travel bubbles. Chang Hsi-chung, general director of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, said that representatives from each country visited Taiwan last week to discuss the moves. It is not clear atContinue reading “Taiwan Travel Bubble Talks”

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