Coronavirus – COVID-19 News & Update in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand & Myanmar

Coronavirus COVID-19 News Update in Vietnam Thailand Myanmar Cambodia Laos

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 is one of the World’s most serious pandemics throughout recorded history. 215 countries all over the world have suffered from this epidemic with over 16,400,000 cases and nearly 653,000 deaths. Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos are all Chinese neighboring countries where people, economies, and lifestyles are extremely damaged.

Updated on 27/07/2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) News & Update in Vietnam

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases, Deaths & Recovery

Vietnam is recognized as the most successful country world in controlling and preventing this pandemic.

Total Cases 420
Deaths 0
Recovered Cases 365

Entry Conditions in Vietnam

From March 22, 2020, Vietnam has been suspending entry at all national borders for all nationalities until further declarations. The native, overseas students or diplomatic travelers are permitted to enter but they will be sent to medical camps for centralized quarantine for 2 weeks.

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On June 16, 2020, the Vietnamese government proclaimed that no commercial flights to this country will be permitted before the 16th of September 2020 except for foreign passengers who require entry for diplomatic reasons, official duties, or highly skilled workers. They will also be required to complete the compulsory 14-day quarantine.

Health Check

The authority in Vietnam has required everyone to wear face masks in all crowded places and public areas. Religious gatherings, celebrations, and all sporting and cultural activities are banned or postponed. The order of social distancing was released in April as a strong action to stop the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. After 3 months without community transmission, everything seems to become its normal condition before the Coronavirus epidemic.

Tourist Attractions News & Update

City Sites & Activities Status
Hanoi The Quintessence of Tonkin show Re-operate
Lotus Water Puppet Theater Re-operate
Phan Thanh Liem’s Water Puppet Theater Re-operate
Vietnam Formula One Grand Prix Not operating until further notice
Sapa All tourist sites Only receive domestic travelers
Hue Activities in Tam Giang lagoon Not operating until further notice
Tha Om Garden House Re-operate
“Nha nhac” – Hue elegant music show in Imperial City Not operating until further notice
“Home hosted meal in Hue” activity Not operating until further notice
“Rural life discovery on a Vespa” Not operating until further notice
Cat Tuong Quan Zen House Re-operate on 01 January 2021
Y Thao Restaurant Re-open from 01 August 2020
Ancient Hue Restaurant Not operating until further notice
Biet phu Thao Nhi Restaurant Re-open
Hoa Vien Restaurant Re-open
Phuoc Thanh Restaurant Re-open
Khong Gian Xua Restaurant Re-open
Banana Flower Restaurant Re-open
Mrs. Loan’s House Restaurant Re-open
Club Garden Restaurant Not operating until further notice
Hue Inn side Out Restaurant Re-open from 01 August 2020
Les Jardin Carambol Restaurant Re-open from 01 July 2020
Danang Blue Dolphin Restaurant Re-open
Ngon Villa Not operating until further notice
Hoi An AO show Not operating until further notice
Traditional music show Not operating until further notice
Water puppet show Not operating until further notice
Reaching Out Teahouse Not operating until further notice
Cooking class in Golden Lotus Not operating until further notice
“Half Day of Discovery on a Scooter” activity Not operating until further notice
Tam Tam Cafe Re-open
Dao Tien River Restaurant Re-open
Vy’s market Re-open on 01 July 2020
Cargo Club Cafe & Restaurant Not operating until further notice
Morning Glory Restaurant Not operating until further notice
The Field Restaurant & Bar Re-open on 15 July 2020
Hoa Hien Restaurant Re-open
Nha Trang Festivals (including Ponagar Tower Festival) Canceled
Ho Chi Minh City Discover the Art of Calligraphy with a Bonze (Buddhist Monk) Not operating until further notice
Calligraphy activity with Mr. Thanh Son Not operating until further notice
Calligraphy activity with Mr. Chinh Trung Not operating until further notice
Learn Traditional Music with a Family of Famous Artists (Truc Mai) Not operating until further notice
Discover Traditional Vietnamese Music in MR Duc Dau’s House Re-operate
Attend a Water Puppet Show in Ho Chi Minh City Not operating until further notice
Engage in Sand-Art creation at Ms. Y Lan’s Sand-Painting Studio Re-operate
Ho Chi Minh City by Night on a Vespa Re-operate
Attend the circus “AO” show at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House Not operating until 26 August 2020
Meet the art: The vitality of contemporary art in Vietnam Re-operate
Tea Tasting Journey Re-operate
Hands-on Coffee Experience Re-operate
Can Tho Mekong Cruise Suspend daily and overnight service
My Tho My Tho – Cao Dai Temple Not operating until further notice
Sa Dec Tourist boats Not operating until further notice
Tien Giang Tourist attractions Not operating until further notice
Vinh Long Tourist attractions Not receiving foreign guests until further notice
Ben Tre Tourist attractions Not receiving foreign guests until further notice

Coronavirus (Covid-19) News & Update in Thailand

Total Cases 3,291
Deaths 58
Recovered Cases 3,109

Health Check & Entry Condition in Thailand

From July 01, 2020, 11 groups of foreigners (see details) are allowed to enter Thailand. Travelers will be tested for Covid-19 prior to travel and on arrival in Thailand, where they will be required to undergo the compulsory 14-day quarantine. Tourists are still not considered for entry at this time. On the 23rd of July, The government in Thailand has set August 31 as the end of the emergency decree (State of Emergency). Airports are still opened and Thai authorities are not blocking foreigners leaving for the time being.

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The Resumption of Domestic Flights in Thailand

Foreign visitors whose visas expired on 26 March 2020 or thereafter will be granted automatic visa extensions until 31 July 2020 without having an application for an extension.

List of airports in Thailand Status
Suvarnabhumi International Airport Resumed domestic operation from 15 May 2020 onwards
Don Mueang International Airport Resumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Chiang Mai International Airport Resumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Mae Fah Luang – Chiang Rai International Airport Resumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Hat Yai International Airport Resumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Phuket International Airport Resumed domestic operations from 13 June 2020 onwards

Tourist Attractions in Thailand Update

Most events and festivals have been canceled or postponed. The famous Songkran festival’s compensation dates will be from July 25 to July 28. Businesses to be reopened on July 01 include pubs, bars, and entertainment venues.

City Sites & Activities Dates
Koh Samui Beach Republic Closure until further notice
Krabi, Koh Lanta, Phuket, and Khao Lak All tours and activities Closure until further notice
Phuket All beaches Closure until further notice
Zoos and all venues of animal shows for tourists Closure until further notice
Bangla walking street, Kathu Closure until further notice
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Closure until further notice
Phuket & Khao Lak Sea Bees Diving Phuket & Khao Lak Closure until further notice
North and South Thailand Asian Oasis (Lanjia Lodge, Lisu Lodge, Araksa Tea Garden, and June Bahtra Cruises) Closure until further notice
Chiang Mai Maesa Elephant Camp Closure until further notice
Khum Khantoke Chiang Mai Closure until further notice

Coronavirus (Covid-19) News & Update in Cambodia

Total Cases 225
Deaths 0
Recovered Cases 143

Entry Conditions in Cambodia

On the 20th of May, 2020, foreign travelers from France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain & the USA will be able to visit Cambodia. Requirements mentioned below are applied to all nationalities entering Cambodia:

  • A deposit of 3,000 USD must be made by each traveler on entry to Cambodia.
  • COVID-19 test with a negative result within 72 hours prior to travel.
  • Proof of insurance with 50,000 USD in medical coverage
  • Visa on Arrivals and E-visa is not currently available. Travelers are required to apply for visas at Cambodian Consulates or Embassies outside Cambodia.

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Upon arrival in Cambodia, all travelers must undergo a COVID-19 test and remain into government facility until laboratory results are found, which may include an overnight stay.

  • If one tests positive for COVID-19: People will be required to compulsory quarantine for 14 days at a facility designated by the Cambodia Government (at their own expense).
  • If all travelers test negative: People have to self-isolate for 14-days at their home under the supervision of local authorities. Health authorities will then oversee another COVID-19 test on the 14th day of self-isolation.

Health Check

Health screening and temperature checks are performed at all airports. For urgent travel during the suspension period, all foreigners are now required to obtain a visa in advance. Repatriation flight for French citizens: please contact the email address [email protected] and send a copy of your Cambodian visa and your contact details for further information.

Hotel & Accommodations Update

Various events & festivals have been canceled or postponed. Various spas, bars, restaurants, and entertainment businesses have been closed until further notice. Please contact us if you have any specific inquiries about festivals, events, shows, or attractions.

Tourist Attractions Update

Most of the events and festivals in Cambodia have been canceled or postponed. Spas, bars, restaurants, and entertainment businesses have been also closed until further notice. Please contact us if you have any specific inquiries about festivals, events, shows, or attractions.

City Sites, Activities Dates
Siem Reap Mahob Cooking Class Closed until further notice
Phare Circus Show Closed until further notice
Apopo Center Closed until further notice
Angkor Balloon Reopening during weekends
Eco Soap Bank Closed until further notice
Sacred Dancers of Angkor Closed until further notice
Bayon Pastry School Closed until further notice
Osmose Closed until further notice
Angkor National Museum Closed until further notice
Angkor Golf Closed until further notice
Bodia Spa Closed until further notice
Sokkhak Spa Until further notice
Your Beauty Spa Reopened
Phnom Penh Pour Un Sourire d’Enfant NGO Closed until further notice
Cambodian Living Arts Closed until further notice
National Museum of Phnom Penh Closed until further notice
Central Market & Russian Market Closed until further notice
Royal Palace Closed until further notice
Tuol Sleng Museum (S21) Closed until further notice
Cheung Ek (killing fields) Closed until further notice
Battambang Phare Ponleu Selpak Closed until further notice
Kep La Plantation Closed until further notice
Mondulkiri Elephant Valley Project Closed until further notice

Coronavirus (Covid-19) News & Update in Laos

Total Cases 20
Deaths 0
Recovered Cases 19

Entry Conditions in Laos

On the 20th of March, 2020, total suspension of visas (including tourist visa, visa on arrival, e-visa) at every entry point, along with the closure of all traditional checkpoints has been released except for diplomats, the staff of international organizations, business people, experts, and authorized foreign labor. All international and inter-provincial as well as traditional borders must remain closed to all people. Savannakhet International Airport has been temporarily closed until further declaration.

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Health Check in Laos

Health screening and temperature checks are performed at all airports and public areas. On the first of July 2020, all sporting events, casinos are allowed to resume operations. Social gatherings, weddings, parties, and traditional festivals may now be held. Entertainment venues including karaoke bars, nightclubs, and internet cafes are still closed until further declaration.

Tourist Attractions Update

Various events and festivals in Laos have been canceled or postponed. Please contact us if you have any specific inquiries about festivals, events, or shows.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) News & Update in Myanmar

Total Cases 350
Deaths 6
Recovered Cases 290

Entry Conditions in Myanmar

On the 28th of June, 2020, the Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the temporary suspension of Visa on Arrival and E-visa for all countries will be extended to the 31st of July 2020. International flight restrictions to and from Yangon International Airport have been further extended to the 31st of July, 2020.

On the 28th of May, 2020, the Central Committee on Prevention, Control & Treatment on Covid-19 of Myanmar announced the regulations for foreign nationals traveling to Myanmar to follow if they are granted an entry visa (once applications are available as follows:

  • Foreigners will have to fulfill a 21-day quarantine in their respective country before flying, another one-week facility quarantine after arriving in Myanmar, and finally one more week of home quarantine in Myanmar, before being cleared to work in the country.
  • Foreigners will also need to provide evidence they are free from Covid-19 infection (medical certification provided by a doctor or hospital).
  • Foreigners have completed the one week home quarantine before flying is also required, however it is unclear what type of proof would be requested.

Land Border Closure (until further declaration)

  • Tamu-Moreh border gates (Myanmar – India)
  • Tachileik – Myawaddy – Kawthaung – Htee Khee border gates (Myanmar – Thailand)
  • Myanmar – Bangladesh border gates
  • Myanmar – China border gates
  • Myanmar – Laos border gates

Health Check in Myanmar

Health screening and temperature checks are performed at all airports and public areas. A national curfew has been imposed for residents of these regions below from 10 pm to 4 am. Exceptions are made for medical and essential matters. The government has cut the night-time curfew by two hours for all states and regions including Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw from 12 am to 4 am.

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Domestic travelers are required to carry a recommendation letter of their residency from respective ward administrations when going around Myanmar, except to Yangon Region. Regional and state governments have stated that a recommendation will be required for locals while foreigners and returnees will need a letter from their companies and quarantine centers, respectively. The gatherings of more than 5 persons are not permitted. Face masks must be worn in public areas.

Tourist Attractions in Myanmar Updated

City Hotel Dates
Nyaung Shwe Thousand Island Hotel Closed until further notice
Amazing Nyaung Shwe Closed until the end of September
Inle Lake Paramount Inlay Resort Closed until the end of September
Amazing Inlay Resort Closed until the end of September
Inle Heritage Closed until the end of September
Sofital Inle Lake Closed until further notice
Novotel Inle Lake Closed until further notice
Sanctum Inle Closed until further notice
Villa Inle Closed until the end of September
Pristine Lotus Closed until the end of October 2020
Golden Island Cottage Closed until the end of October 2020
Nyaung Shwe Cherry Queen Closed until further notice
Nyaung Shwe City Hotel Closed until further notice
Mount Inle Closed until the end of September
Mergui Wa Ale Resort Closed until the end of September
Awei Pila Closed until the end of September
Ngapali Ngapali Bay Villa & Resort Closed until the end of September
Thande Beach Closed until the end of September
Sandoway Resort Closed until further notice
Jade Marina Resort Closed until further notice
Amata Ngapali Closed until further notice
Pristine Mermaid Closed until further notice
Yangon Yangon Excelsior Hotel Closed until further notice
Rosewood Yangon Restaurant re-open 01 September 2020
Hotel re-open 01 October 2020
Savoy Hotel Re-open 24 June 2020
Jasmine Palace Hotel Closed until further notice
Hotel G Re-open on 02 July 2020
Belmond Governor’s Residence Re-open 01 July 2020
Bagan Razagyo Hotel Closed until further notice
Bagan Lodge Closed until the end of September 2020
The Hotel Umbra Bagan Closed until further notice
Areindmar Hotel Re-open on 22 June
Arthawka Hotel Re-open 01 July 2020
Bagan Hotel River Closed until further notice
Bagan Landmark Closed until further notice
Shwe Yee Pwint Closed until August 2020
Sky Palace Re-open on 21st June 2020
Thazin Garden Re-open
The Regency Hotel Re-open on 15th June 2020
Villa Bagan Closed until September 2020
Zfreeti Hotel Closed until further notice
Aureum Bagan Re-open on 15th June 2020
Su Tine San Closed until further notice
Rv Panorama Cruise Stop operating until 30 September 2020
My Bagan Residence Re-open on 02 July 2020
Bagan Thiripyitsayar Re-open on 01 July 2020
Golden Rock Mountain Top Hotel Closed until further notice
Golden Rock hotel Closed until further notice
Mandalay Bagan King Hotel Closed until further notice
Thiri Thitsar Hotel Closed until further notice
Mercure Mandalay Hill Closed until 30 September 2020
Hotel By The Red Canal Re-open 01 July 2020
Hotel Heaven Closed until July 2020
The Home Hotel Closed until July 2020
Hotel Yadanarpon Closed until July 2020
Hotel Hazel Closed until July 2020
Eastern Palac Hotel Closed until July 2020
Rizt Grand Hotel Closed until July 2020
Monywa Win Unity Closed until further notice
Pyin Oo Lwin Win Unity Closed until further notice
Kan Pa let Win Unity Closed until further notice
Loikaw Keinnara Loikaw Hotel Re-open 01 July 2020
Hpa An Keinnara Hpa-An Re-open 01 July 2020
Mawlamyaing Hotel Suggati Re-open 01 July 2020
Kalaw Amara Mountain Hotel Re-open 01 July 2020

Special Notes

  • Bring hand sanitizing gel
  • Carefully wash hands during the day with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizing gel if soap and water are not available
  • Try to avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Refrain from drinking water from unknown sources

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