Covid-19 Travel Updates


Covid-19 Travel Updates

Last updated on 23 June 2021. 

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 & updated information.

While we give you the general updates pertaining to the destinations reopening to tourists, it is your responsibility to personally check with the local embassy or consulate on your eligibility to enter the destination & also to check on any restrictions for you to re-enter your home country after your trip. 

 

THAILAND - PHUKET REOPENING FROM 1 JULY 

Current Status

On 18 June 2021, The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has confirmed Thailand’s readiness to reopen to vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine requirements, starting with the “Phuket Sandbox” model from 1 July, Surat Thani – Samui Plus from 15 July, followed by other destinations, including Krabi, Phang Nga, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Buri Ram in the following months.

For more details on this reopening, please click on the below link

https://www.tatnews.org/2021/06/thailand-confirms-reopening-plan-from-1-july-2021/

Entry Requirements

In order to be eligible to enter Phuket from 1 July 2021, travelers should be from low or medium-risk countries & should be vaccinated & need to have all of their advance arrangements in good order for arrival and entry. These include: 

  • A valid visa or re-entry permit. Visa has to be applied priorly. The visa on Arrival facility is not available. 
  • Certificate of vaccination 
  • A Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate
  • A COVID-19 health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of US$100,000
  • A negative RT PCR Test report which is issued no more than 72 hrs 
  • Return flight ticket & hotel booking vouchers. 
  • Download the specified track and trace application.
  • Upon arrival at the airport, all passengers will have to go through screening & an RTC PCR Test again.  

For more details on the entry requirements, please click on the below link

https://www.tatnews.org/2021/06/thailand-confirms-reopening-plan-from-1-july-2021/


To know the country grouping as of 16 June 2021, please click on this link (information in Thai & English language)

COVID-19 Status

Thailand is currently fighting the 3rd wave of the pandemic. The country has recorded around 3000+ cases on 21 June marking the fifth consecutive day recording over 3,000 coronavirus infections. With the new infections, the number of total cases in Thailand rose to 221,306, with over 85 percent of them recorded since April 1. As of 20 June, Thailand has administered over 7.67 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Phuket aims to inoculate 70% of its local population by 1 July.

Please check the situation before your travel as the country is recording a severe number of cases especially around Bangkok.

To more on Thailand's COVID - 19 situation, please click on the below link 

https://www.tatnews.org/category/covid-19-stats/

International Flights Phuket International Airport is preparing to reopen for Tourists. Airlines are re-establishing direct flights to Phuket from July as the Thai government pushes ahead with a pilot scheme to reopen the island destination to vaccinated international tourists.
Other Details The following vaccines are accepted (as of 31 March 2021): ARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (CoronaVac) by Sinovac (2 doses needed); AZD1222 by AstraZeneca/Oxford (2 doses needed); AZD1222 by SK BIOSCIENCE – AstraZeneca/Oxford (2 doses needed); BNT162b2/CORMIRNATY – Tozinameran (INN) by Pfizer/BioNTech (2 doses needed); Covishield (ChAdOx1_nCoV19) by the Serum Institute of India (2 doses needed); Ad26.COV2.S by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (1 dose needed), and mRNA-1273 by Moderna (2 doses needed).
Activities & Golf Courses Status

Activities: Phuket Province has issued Order Number 3373/2564 on the relaxation of the closure of business and activities, as the island prepares to reopen to fully vaccinated foreign tourists under the “Phuket Sandbox” program from 1 July 2021. For more info, please click on the below link 

https://www.tatnews.org/2021/06/phuket-relaxes-more-covid-19-restrictions-from-21-june-2021/

Golf Courses: All the golf courses are currently open to visitors under COVID-specific guidelines.

 

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

 

 

INDONESIA 

Current Status

Currently closed to all International Tourists. 
Tentative Opening  There is no announcement on the date of opening to international tourists. Indonesia is keen on opening Bali, Bintan & Batam intitally. 
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 & updated information.

While we give you the general updates pertaining to the destinations reopening to tourists, it is your responsibility to personally check with the local embassy or consulate on your eligibility to enter the destination & also to check on any restrictions for you to re-enter your home country after your trip.