Covid-19 Travel Updates


Covid-19 Travel Updates

Last updated on 04 September 2020. 

Disclaimer:  The information provided is obtained from various sources. While we strive to provide accurate and up to date information, we cannot guarantee the correctness, completeness, and currentness of our content. Please do check with the concerned embassies or government portals for more accurate & update to information.

 

DUBAI

Current Status

Open to visitors of all Nationalities.
Tentative Opening  Opened from 7th July 2020
COVID-19 Status World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) gave Dubai the Safe Travel stamp last week, validating the safety protocols in place. No reported cases in Dubai, although few in UAE. 
International Flights Most of the International hubs have resumed flights to Dubai, with more tourists flight flying in from European cities.
Other Details Only Dubai has reopened -other emirates including Abu Dhabi remain closed. 
Golf Courses Status All the golf courses are open to visitors under COVID specific guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

 

TURKEY

Current Status

Open to visitors of all Nationalities.
Tentative Opening  Opened from 12th June 2020.
COVID-19 Status Many countries like UK, Ukraine, Hungary & Germany have listed Turkey as a safe destination. Turkey has a detailed certification program for hotels for the Covid-19 pandemic. It must be noted however that Turkey is still registering around 1000 cases every day & there is a recent spike in cases
International Flights Flights resumed between major European Airports. Turkish Airlines is also flying to a few North American destinations. More destinations are expected to be added once other countries ease restrictions
Other Details Golf courses, restaurants, cafes, bazars & tourist attractions have been granted permission to open from 1 July
Golf Courses Status All the golf courses are open to visitors under COVID specific guidelines

 

 

SCOTLAND

Current Status

Though much of the tourism infrastructure has been opened from 15th July, it is mainly for domestic travelers & EU Zone travelers. Scotland is still closed for many nationalities outside of UK & EU Zone
Tentative Opening  Visits from up to 60 countries are now possible for Britons from July 10th without the need to quarantine. The Foreign Office lifted its ban on non-essential travel to nearly all EU countries, British territories such as Bermuda and Gibraltar, and Australia and New Zealand, Turkey.
COVID-19 Status 18000 cases so far, with most of them registered in March, April & May. There has been a steady decline in daily new cases from June, however, in the last week, double-digit cases are being registered but owing to the increased testing. 
International Flights Scottish Airports are now connected to a few destinations in the EU Zone. Outside the EU Zone, they have flights between Dubai, Toronto, Istanbul, Doha. Easyjet has 27 European routes from Edinburgh on sale for July, while Ryanair will be flying to 56 destinations from the airport this month.
Other Details Around 60 Countries now are exempted from quarantine meaning, UK.
Golf Courses Status All Scottish golf courses are open to visitors.

 

 

THAILAND

Current Status

Closed for visitors with an exception for medical tourists & business travelers.
Tentative Opening  Preparing to open Phuket as a 'test destination' from this October. The model involves a direct flight to Phuket, mandatory 14-day quarantine & if it's successful, a similar model will be applied to other Thai destinations such as Koh Samui & Pattaya.
COVID-19 Status Thailand managed 100+ days without local coronavirus cases. Thailand was ranked the safest destination in the world to visit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
International Flights HK Express, Cathay Pacific, and Cathay Dragon are operating direct flights to Phuket throughout October. Thai Airways would be launching direct flights to the island from Denmark, Germany, England, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.
Other Details The government of Thailand has not yet stated which countries will be considered for entry in the 'Phuket model' project.
Golf Courses Status All the golf courses are currently open to visitors under COVID specific guidelines.

 

VIETNAM

Current Status

Currently closed for international tourists
Tentative Opening  As per the Prime Minister's recent announcement, that Vietnam might not be opened in 2020.
COVID-19 Status Vietnam has successfully managed COVID-19 in contrast to many other countries, however, it has seen a second wave of the outbreak recently in Danang, taking the total cases to 1044.
International Flights The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) is proposing the resumption of flights for business travelers to Guangzhou, Seoul, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Taipei & Tokyo.
Other Details Recently updated its list of countries eligible for E-Visa to a total of 80 countries. However, visas are not being issued to tourists yet.
Golf Courses Status All the golf courses are currently open to locals & ex-pats under COVID specific guidelines.

 

CAMBODIA

Current Status

Open to international tourists but with strict entry requirements like USD 2000 to cover, a mandatory 1-day quarantine, if any member of your flight tests positive, the entire group will be quarantined for 14 days.
Tentative Opening  Though currently open to tourists, it may be sometime before the strict entry requirements will be eased off.
COVID-19 Status As of today, Cambodia has only 274 cases with 272 recoveries.
International Flights Currently, very few airlines serve Phnom Penh & Siem Reap. Beijing & Vietnam recently renewed the flight connections to Phnom Penh.
Other Details E Visa & VOA are currently suspended. All travelers must present a valid visa issued by a Cambodian Embassy or Consulate.
Golf Courses Status All the golf courses are open to visitors under COVID specific guidelines

 
 

CHINA

Current Status

Currently closed to all International Tourists.
Tentative Opening  China has reportedly discussed reopening travel with some 14 countries. The plans might involve creating so-called “green lanes” that would fast-track some business travelers. However, there is no governement backed sources to confirm the reopening plans to International Tourists.
COVID-19 Status China has flattened the curve & is reporting only a few infected cases daily. 
International Flights China has recently announced that Beijing will be reopening to international flights from 8 countries ending 5 months of lock-down in the Chinese capital. Other Chinese cities are taking International flights for commercial passengers & repatriates.
Golf course status Golf Courses are open to locals


INDONESIA 

Current Status

Currently closed to all International Tourists. 
Tentative Opening  There is no announcement on the date of opening to international tourists.
COVID-19 Status More than 80,000 cases with deaths topping 3,600. More cases being registered every day. Source says, Coronavirus cases to peak this month in Indonesia.
International Flights Commercial flights are yet to be resumed. 
Other Details Bali planned to reopen from October but canceled its plans & might not open until 2021.
Golf Courses Status Golf Courses are open to locals

 

Disclaimer:  The information provided is obtained from various sources. While we strive to provide accurate and up to date information, we cannot guarantee the correctness, completeness, and currentness of our content. Please do check with the concerned embassies or government portals for more accurate & update to information.