COVID-19 Update:
Travel Restrictions
in Southeast Asia
 March  20, 2020
Dear Travel Partners,
 
To reduce the risk of importing and spreading of COVID-19 and to protect the safety and health of everyone, the governments in Southeast Asia continue to implement restrictive measures.

Below is the latest update. The information is changing rapidly here in Southeast Asia and requirements may change with little or no notice.

In general, we recommend everyone to postpone their travel to Southeast Asia until the situation improves.

VIETNAM – SHOULD POSTPONE TRAVEL (Last update 20 March)
  • Vietnam has stopped issuing visa for foreigners entering Vietnam from 18th of March 2020 for 30 days
  • All travelers (ANY NATIONALITY) entering Vietnam from another ASEAN country are subject to a health check and mandatory 14-day quarantine effective 18 March 2020 for 30 days
  • Many tourist sites are closed
  • Vietnam Airlines stopped all international flights until end of April
  • Postpone your travel to Vietnam
     

CAMBODIA – SHOULD POSTPONE TRAVEL (Last update 17 March)

  • Cambodia announced a 30-day entry ban on nationals from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the US, and a ban on cruise ships and riverboats entering Cambodia
  • Entertainment venues have been forced to close, such as the Phare circus; bars and some tourist sites are also closed until further notice
  • Postpone your trip to Cambodia
     

LAOS – SHOULD POSTPONE TRAVEL (Last Update 20 March)

  • Laos has stopped issuing Visa on Arrival and e-Visa for all countries effective March 20 until April 20, 2020
  • Given the rapidly changing situation and Laos’ limited international flight connections, we recommend to postpone your trip to Laos
     

THAILAND – STRONGLY ADVISE TO POSTPONE TRAVEL (Last update 20 March)

  • Thailand requires all visitors to obtain certificate of health (no COVID) 72 hours prior to entry
  • Visitors will be required to show proof of a health insurance policy, valid in Thailand, with a minimum coverage of US$100.000 and covering COVID-19
  • We strongly suggest you postpone your trip to Thailand
     

MYANMAR – SHOULD POSTPONE TRAVEL (Last update 20 March)

  • Myanmar immigration is blocking foreigners’ entry to Myanmar or requiring 14-day quarantine
  • Do not attempt to travel to Myanmar at this time
     

INDONESIA – SHOULD POSTPONE TRAVEL (Last update 17 March)

  • The Indonesian government has suspended its visa exemption policy and visa-on-arrival for ALL countries, effective 20 March 2020 until 10 April 2020
  • All visitors wanting to visit Indonesia must apply for visa at an embassy abroad
  • Postpone your trip to Indonesia
     

MALAYSIA – SHOULD POSTPONE TRAVEL (Last update 17 March)

  • Malaysia has banned entry of all foreign tourists from 18 March 2020 until at least 31 March 2020 
  • Postpone your trip to Malaysia


SINGAPORE – SHOULD POSTPONE TRAVEL (Last update 17 March)

  • Singapore government requires 14 days Stay-At-Home quarantine for ANYONE arriving from ASEAN, Switzerland, UK, Japan
  • Total ban on tourists arriving from Italy, France, Germany, and Spain
  • Postpone your trip to Singapore
     
We are in touch with and supporting all guests currently travelling with us in Southeast Asia. The health and wellbeing of our guests is always our top priority.
 
We continue to monitor the public health situation closely and adhere strictly to all advice by local governments and global health authorities. We will send further updates when necessary.  Should you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us at CARE@trailsofindochina.com
 
 
Kind regards,
Trails of Indochina

 
20 March 2020
18:30 VN Time
33 Le Trung Nghia Street
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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