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UPDATE ON OUR DESTINATIONS 2020
24 june 2020

Summer is here! At Phoenix Voyages, we are continuing our crusade through this spatiotemporal rift to tell you about our remarkable stays to offer your clients in the near future. Here is our latest news on the current situation of our destinations.
In the meantime, we wish you a great summer!

 

Vietnam has spent more than 80 days without local contamination.

Social distancing has been lifted since the 7th of May, while schools have reopened since the 11th of May.

Borders always closed to non-nationals except for holders of high-skilled work permits. All persons (nationals and non-nationals) arriving from abroad must stay in quarantine for 15 days in dedicated centres.

There is still a ban on international flights to Vietnam. From Vietnam, a few flights are allowed to fly toward Europe again.

Domestic flights and domestic tourism have resumed.  Also, several hotels have reopened for domestic demand.

All shops have been allowed to reopen.

Major tourist sites have been reopened to locals, which includes Halong Bay (since the 4th of May).

 (369 cases -22 active - More than 80 days without local contamination) - July, 10

Since 15 June, the situation in Thailand has returned to near-normal: lifting the curfew, allowing restaurants and other places of entertainment to open with social distancing measures. Public transport has returned to normal.

All gardens, parks, museums, historical sites and art galleries have reopened.

International flights have resumed to Thailand since 1 July 2020 but only for certain passengers (work permit or residence card holders, spouses/parents/children of nationals and highly qualified Business Visa holders, diplomats...).

Conditions before departure:
- Health certificate issued by a laboratory within 72 hours before takeoff.
- Health insurance covering an amount of at least 100,000 USD.

Conditions upon arrival:
- Screening by the authorities, form to fill in, and mobile application to download.
All travelers who pass the initial screening for fever must comply to the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine at their respective hotels/accommodations/or in the state quarantine zone prepared by the Thai government.

The government has announced a possible opening of the borders in August to tourists from specific low-risk COVID19 "bubble travel" countries. This would only concern the Chang Mai, Phuket area and possibly Chang Rai areas to be visited.

Domestic flights have been allowed to resume.
Phuket airport & hotels have reopened on the 15th of June.

(3,202 cases - 59 active) - July, 10

 

Cambodia has spent more than 80 days without local contamination.

Since the 20th of May, the government has announced the lifting of travel restrictions for foreigners from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the United States.  However, the arrival measures remain very strict for the time being.  New announcements should take place from the 1st of July.

All Cambodian nationals and foreigners are required to present a passport upon entry into the country, as well as the following:

-          A health certificate recognized by their country of departure. As well as being tested negative of COVID--19 made within 72 hours before their departure.

-          A health insurance of at least US$ 50,000 coverage for foreigners (except for diplomats).

-          A mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival is required at home or a designated facility at the travelers’ own expenses (if tested positive on the plane).

There are no visa exemptions, no visa on arrivals, and no e-Visas (electronic tourist visa).

Domestic flights have resumed between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

There was never an imposed confinement, but social distancing has been widely encouraged in Cambodia.  Shops were allowed to open (except for clubs, karaoke bars and spas).  Museums have reopened as well.

Tourist sites have been opened. The Angkor Temples has remained open and is allowed to be visited by locals.

(141 cases - 10 active – More than 80 days without local contamination) - One of the least affected countries in the world - July, 10

Since the 18th of May, Laos has been gradually relaxing restrictions on activities and gatherings, although imposed strict rules is respected. Tourist sites have started to reopen, as have night markets, while some hotels and restaurants are still closed.

Domestic flights have resumed since the 22nd of May, and interprovincial travel by bus or boat is now permitted as well.

Borders are still closed to non-nationals.

There is still a ban on all international flights to Laos.

(19 cases - 0 active) - One of the least affected countries in the world - July, 10

 

Borders have remained closed to non-nationals. There is still a ban on all international flights to Myanmar extended until 31 July.

No issuance of tourist visas.

Domestic flights have started to slowly resume from May. Around 600 hotels were able to reopen for domestic demand - particularly for business traveller.

Restaurants, tea rooms and food stalls have been allowed to reopen since the 20th of May (with strict rules).  In Mandalay, all businesses (except entertainment businesses) have been allowed to resume operations after the 16th of May.

Curfew has been maintained from midnight to 4 a.m.

Gatherings in public places, which include business meetings, should not exceed five people.

Tourist sites are closed.

(317 cases – 61 active) - July, 10

 


Some international flights have been allowed to reopen.  Stopovers are now allowed in Seoul as well.

All passengers entering Korea on short-term visits will be quarantined at designated facilities (at their expense). Also, they must have a telephone and government applications.

There is no visa exemption.

Domestic flights have been allowed to resume.

There are still a few outbreaks of infection, but have been contained due to Korea’s strict principle of tracing cases and their associates.  Social distancing has been lifted as well, although Koreans remain very respectful of the rules imposed.

Major tourist sites have been allowed to reopen to locals.

 (13,293 cases - 987 active) - July, 10

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As it is so dear to us, the Phoenix Voyages team is at your disposal to prepare for your clients' future trips in Asia.

The Phoenix Voyages Team