LAST UPDATED: 14 JULY 2020 | 16:00 GMT +7

Our team is keeping up to date with the ongoing changes in travel policies for inbound travel to Southeast Asia. While we are starting to see destinations open up for domestic travel, Smiling Albino destinations are still not in a state to welcome international guests.

Restrictions are still in place across Southeast Asia regarding international arrivals. At this time, there is no definitive date for when international travel will resume to any of our destinations.

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Destination Updates

THAILAND

Our team is keeping up to date with the ongoing changes in travel policies for inbound travel to Thailand. At this time, there is no definitive date for when international travel will resume.

  • Thailand has begun the slow process of reopening its borders. At this time, there are heavy restrictions on the types of persons allowed into the country, most of which include Thai nationals, work permit holders, family members of Thai persons and permanent residents.
  • Thailand has no local transmission for 44 days.
  • An emergency degree remains in place until at least 31 July 2020.
  • At this time, we do not expect to have further updates until the end of July. 
  • Thailand has resumed domestic flights at a reduced capacity. All of Thailand has re-opened following social distancing guidelines.
  • Please refer to this update from the Tourism Authority of Thailand for the most up to date information. 

VIETNAM

At this time, there is no definitive date for when international travel will resume.

  • Vietnam Airlines has planned to reoperate international air routes as of July 1 to some countries and territories like the Republic of Korea (RoK), Taiwan (China), Hong Kong (China), Laos, Cambodia, Singapore. Please help note that these will only be operating as one-way flights from Vietnam to the aforementioned countries.
  • It is currently compulsory to wear a mask in all public places in Vietnam.
  • As of 30 June, Vietnam enters day 74 without community transmission of Covid-19.
  • To date, Vietnam has reported zero fatalities from the Covid-19 coronavirus. 
  • There are still significant restrictions on the operation of daily life and tourism in Vietnam, which can be read about here

CAMBODIA

Our team is keeping up to date with the ongoing changes in travel policies for inbound travel to Cambodia. At this time, there is no definitive date for when international travel to Cambodia will be recommended.

  • Cambodia has changed its regulatory entry into the country, which includes a deposit for potential COVID-19 related services in the amount of $3,000 USD. 
  • Due to the aforementioned regulation changes, at this time it is not advisable for travelers to travel to Cambodia. Travel to Cambodia will not be recommended until the government considers changes to its international travel policies.  
  • At this time, any foreigner wishing to travel to the Kingdom of Cambodia must provide a medical certificate no more than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival as well as proof of insurance. 
  • Read more about updates to travel policies to Cambodia here.

MYANMAR

Our team is keeping up to date with the ongoing changes in travel policies for inbound travel to Myanmar. At this time, there is no definitive date for when international travel will resume.

  • Myanmar and its international airports remain closed until at least 31 July 2020. 
  • At this time, the country’s infection levels remain extremely low with less than 200 cases reported. 

Government Travel Advisories 

  • Travel Information from the US State Department: Click here.
  • Global Health Advisory from the US State Department: Click here.
  • UK Government Update: Click here.
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
    • Vietnam National Administration of Tourism: Click here.
    • US Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam: Click here.
    • US Department of State Travel Advisory, Vietnam: Click here.
  • Cambodia
    • US Embassy & Consulate in Cambodia: Click here.
    • US Department of State Travel Advisory, Cambodia: Click here.
  • Laos

 

Virus Updates

  • World Health Organisation’s Novel Coronavirus advice for the public: Click here.
  • World Health Organisation’s updated information on the novel coronavirus: Click here.
  • John Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering dashboard map: Click here.