Dear Travel Partners,
The governments in Southeast Asia have implemented a series of measures to reduce the risk of imported cases and slow the transmission of COVID-19.
Below is the latest update. However, please note the information is changing rapidly here in Southeast Asia. We will try to update as quickly as possible.
Note: All countries have health questionnaires, and temperature screenings at entry points. All countries test passengers further if they have flu-like symptoms and all countries quarantine or deny entry to those suspected to have COVID-19 or those at risk to spread it.
The Vietnam government has decided to suspend entry for any tourist coming from Schengen Countries (EU) and UK, or anyone who has travelled in those countries during the last 14 days, effective 15 March 2020 for 30 days.
The government still has an emergency 24-hour quarantine in place for passengers coming from EU, UK and USA. Passengers will be tested for COVID-19. Only after 24 hours can they be allowed to enter Vietnam if they test negative. If they test positive, they will be held in medical quarantine for 2 weeks.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND TRAVELLING TO VIETNAM AT THIS TIME.
The Kingdom of Cambodia has decided to suspend entry for any tourist coming from or who have travelled in France, Germany, Italy, Spain or the USA in the past 14 days, effective 17 March 2020 for 30 days.
No new updates for Laos at this time.
The Myanmar government has announced all tourists arriving from or having visited Italy, Iran, France, Spain and Germany in the past 14 days shall be subjected to 14-day medical quarantine upon their arrival in Myanmar, effective from 16 March 2020 until further notice.
The Kingdom of Thailand has announced all tourists arriving from China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, South Korea or Macao must have Health Certificate and Lab Test results to prove that they are free from COVID-19. The Health Certificate and Lab Test must be issued within 2 days before departure.
Nationals of Mexico, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu can no longer get a visa on arrival. They must apply in advance. Tourists coming from Italy are no longer visa-exempt.
Visitors travelling from China, Iran, Republic of Korea, Italy, France, Spain and Germany will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or to transit through Singapore.
From 23:59 of 16 March 2020, all travellers entering Singapore with recent travel history to ASEAN countries, Japan, Switzerland or the UK within the last 14 days will be issued with a 14-day Stay Home Notice (SHN). They will be required to provide proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day SHN - a hotel booking covering the entire period or a place of residence they or their family members own. They may also be swabbed for testing for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic.
We continue to monitor the situation on the ground. We are doing our best to keep any guest still travelling with us safe and healthy.
Our team will contact you with the affected bookings.
We remain at your service here in Southeast Asia. Please contact CARE@trailsofindochina.com for further assistance.
Trails of Indochina
16 March 2020
21:30 VN Time