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Covid 19 Travel Updates

-updated 12th July 2021-

VIETNAM

 

  • Vaccine information: Vietnam is expecting to receive 125 million COVID-19 vaccine doses (including AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Moderna, and Pfizer) in 2021. Currently, The Vietnamese government is vaccinating only individuals in defined priority groups: healthcare workers, staff working at quarantine sites, Vietnamese diplomats and immigration officers, essential service workers, senior citizens over 65 with chronic diseases, residents in outbreak areas, etc. (For more information on COVID-19 vaccination access, please contact the Vietnamese Ministry of Health – https://ncov.moh.gov.vn/- directly)
  • Flights: International arriving flights are being suspended to deal with the local outbreak. Outbound international departures continue as normal. 
  • Restrictions:  The Vietnam Government has decided to further measures as below:

Temporarily suspend visa applications to all nationalities until further notice

TYPE OF ACTIONSVIETNAM
General government actions
  • Since March 22, 2020, entry of all foreigners are suspended until further notice. The measure will not apply to diplomats, officials, foreign investors, experts, and skilled workers.
  • Vietnam’s Ministry of Health extended the mandatory quarantine period to 21 days for all foreign arrivals as well as those who has come in contact with COVID-19 positive patients.
  • All passengers using public means of transport (bus, taxi, trains, planes, ships, etc.), or accessing public spaces (including hospitals) must complete online health declaration.
  • Authorities are imposing lockdown measures in Ho Chi Minh City July 9-24 due to increased local COVID-19 activity.
Transport companies actions

(Air & land)

  • Vietnam Airlines resumed some international flights connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with South Korea, Japan, and Australia from April 3.
  • However, only repatriated approved Vietnamese citizens and approved foreign experts will be allowed to enter Vietnam.

 

LAOS

 

  • Vaccine information: Laos has administered at least 1,552,182 doses of COVID vaccines so far, averaged about 17,166 doses administered each day.
  • Flights: Commercial flights to and from Laos remain very limited.
  • Restrictions:  The Laos Government has decided to further measures as below:

The government of the Lao PDR has suspended the visa on arrival service at all international entry points.

TYPE OF ACTIONSLAOS
General government actions
  • No visas are being issued to people travelling from a country with cases of COVID-19. 
  • However, the Lao authorities may consider granting special entry permission for foreigners e.g. experts, technicians and foreign nationals that are needed for essential projects (all must present a Certificate of Entry (issued by the MFA); a completed Health Declaration form; and a ‘Fit to Fly’ Certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to travel).
  • All arrivals will be subjected to a COVID-19 test at their own expenses. Positive cases will be admitted to hospitals for treatment. Negative cases will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at designated locations (with all expenses covered by individuals or their organisations/companies)
  • Lockdown are extended through July 19 with certain relaxations.
Transport companies actions

(Air & land)

  • International freight and cargo transportation will be required to comply with COVID-19 prevention measures.

 

CAMBODIA

 

  • Vaccine information: Almost 18% of Cambodia’s population of 16.5 million people have been fully vaccinated with two doses, while a quarter of its population have received a single dose. Cambodia has secured about 11 million doses of Sinopharm and Sinovac from China. It says a total of 20 million doses will be secured by August, while funding from Australia and the United States has enabled access to the COVAX-facility and AstraZenica vaccinations.
  • Flights: Limited flights to Cambodia primarily via Singapore or Seoul. Airlines can cancel flights according to countries ban of entries (with short or no notice at all)
  • Restrictions:  The Cambodia Government has decided to further measures as below:

All visa exemptions, visas on arrival and e-visas are suspended.

TYPE OF ACTIONSCAMBODIA
General government actions
  • All visa exemptions, visas on arrival and e-visas are suspended (except passengers with a diplomatic visa (Visa A) or an official visa (Visa B) issued by Cambodia).
  • Passengers must obtain an insurance policy issued by “FORTE” with a minimum medical coverage of USD 50,000, and have a deposit of $2000 on a designated bank on arrival (does not apply to Cambodian nationals, passengers with a diplomatic visa (Visa A) or an official visa (Visa B) issued by Cambodia, nationals of Cambodia with a foreign passport and a Visa K entry permit issued by Cambodia, or passengers traveling on business with a Validation Application on Payment Guarantee/Invitation” (VAPGI).
  • All passengers are subjected to a COVID-19 test. Negative cases will still have to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
  • It is compulsory for all individuals to wear a face mask when going out in public.
Transport companies actions

(Air & land)

  • All passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at no more than 72 hours before departure.
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

 

MYANMAR

 

  • Vaccine information: Myanmar has administered at least 3,500,000 doses of COVID vaccines so far. 
  • Flights: Flights to Myanmar are suspended until further notice.
  • Restrictions:  The Myanmar Government has decided to further measures as below:

Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.

TYPE OF ACTIONSMYANMAR
General government actions
  • Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry announced the extension of entry restrictions for all travelers to the end of June.
  • Suspension of all types of visas issuance and visa exemption services.
  • Foreign nationals, including diplomats and United Nations officials, who wish to travel to Myanmar by relief or special flights due to urgent official missions or compelling reasons, are asked to contact Myanmar mission for possible exception to certain visa restrictions.
  • It is compulsory for all individuals to wear a face mask when going out in public.
Transport companies actions

(Air & land)

  • Until 20 June, 2021, flights to Myanmar are suspended (this does not apply to medevac flights).
  • All passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at no more than 72 hours before departure (does not applied to Myanmar nationals)
  • Passengers are subjected to 14-day quarantine.
  • Airline crew are subjected to quarantine until their next flight.

 

THAILAND

 

  • Vaccine information: Thailand is expecting a donation of 1.5 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines from the United States later this month and has ordered 20 million doses that will be delivered after October. 
  • Flights: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures.
  • Restrictions:  The Thailand Government has decided to further measures as below:

Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.

TYPE OF ACTIONSTHAILAND
General government actions
  • Travelers entering under the “Tourist visa exemption scheme” can stay for up to 45 days.
  • Most travelers to Thailand are now required to complete 10 days (11 nights) quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
  • Travelers from countries identified by Thailand as having COVID-19 variants will be required to complete 14 days (15 nights) of quarantine.
  • Vaccine certificate holder and are entering Thailand from a country with no COVID-19 variant strains may be eligible to only complete 7 days of quarantine.
  • It is compulsory for all individuals to wear a face mask when going out in public, while temperature checks are the norm. Those who do not wear masks face fines.
Transport companies actions

(Air & land)

  • All travelers must provide proof of an insurance policy that covers treatment for Covid-19 up to the cost of $100,000 and a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.
  • Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. Passengers will be required to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.