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

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 nearly 24,651,000 cases and over 836,000 deaths. Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos are all Chinese neighboring countries where people, economies, and lifestyles are extremely damaged.

Updated on 28/08/2020

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 Cases1036
Recovered Cases637

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

CitySites & ActivitiesStatus
HanoiThe Quintessence of Tonkin showRe-operate
Lotus Water Puppet TheaterRe-operate
Phan Thanh Liem’s Water Puppet TheaterRe-operate
Vietnam Formula One Grand PrixNot operating until further notice
SapaAll tourist sitesOnly receive domestic travelers
HueActivities in Tam Giang lagoonNot operating until further notice
Tha Om Garden HouseRe-operate
“Nha nhac” – Hue elegant music show in Imperial CityNot operating until further notice
“Home hosted meal in Hue” activityNot operating until further notice
“Rural life discovery on a Vespa”Not operating until further notice
Cat Tuong Quan Zen HouseRe-operate on 01 January 2021
Y Thao RestaurantRe-open from 01 August 2020
Ancient Hue RestaurantNot operating until further notice
Biet phu Thao Nhi RestaurantRe-open
Hoa Vien RestaurantRe-open
Phuoc Thanh RestaurantRe-open
Khong Gian Xua RestaurantRe-open
Banana Flower RestaurantRe-open
Mrs. Loan’s House RestaurantRe-open
Club Garden RestaurantNot operating until further notice
Hue Inn side Out RestaurantRe-open from 01 August 2020
Les Jardin Carambol RestaurantRe-open from 01 July 2020
DanangBlue Dolphin RestaurantRe-open
Ngon VillaNot operating until further notice
Hoi AnAO showNot operating until further notice
Traditional music showNot operating until further notice
Water puppet showNot operating until further notice
Reaching Out TeahouseNot operating until further notice
Cooking class in Golden LotusNot operating until further notice
“Half Day of Discovery on a Scooter” activityNot operating until further notice
Tam Tam CafeRe-open
Dao Tien River RestaurantRe-open
Vy’s marketRe-open on 01 July 2020
Cargo Club Cafe & RestaurantNot operating until further notice
Morning Glory RestaurantNot operating until further notice
The Field Restaurant & BarRe-open on 15 July 2020
Hoa Hien RestaurantRe-open
Nha TrangFestivals (including Ponagar Tower Festival)Canceled
Ho Chi Minh CityDiscover the Art of Calligraphy with a Bonze (Buddhist Monk)Not operating until further notice
Calligraphy activity with Mr. Thanh SonNot operating until further notice
Calligraphy activity with Mr. Chinh TrungNot 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 HouseRe-operate
Attend a Water Puppet Show in Ho Chi Minh CityNot operating until further notice
Engage in Sand-Art creation at Ms. Y Lan’s Sand-Painting StudioRe-operate
Ho Chi Minh City by Night on a VespaRe-operate
Attend the circus “AO” show at Ho Chi Minh City Opera HouseNot operating until 26 August 2020
Meet the art: The vitality of contemporary art in VietnamRe-operate
Tea Tasting JourneyRe-operate
Hands-on Coffee ExperienceRe-operate
Can ThoMekong CruiseSuspend daily and overnight service
My ThoMy Tho – Cao Dai TempleNot operating until further notice
Sa DecTourist boatsNot operating until further notice
Tien GiangTourist attractionsNot operating until further notice
Vinh LongTourist attractionsNot receiving foreign guests until further notice
Ben TreTourist attractionsNot receiving foreign guests until further notice

Coronavirus (Covid-19) News & Update in Thailand

Total Cases3,410
Recovered Cases3,237

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 ThailandStatus
Suvarnabhumi International AirportResumed domestic operation from 15 May 2020 onwards
Don Mueang International AirportResumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Chiang Mai International AirportResumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Mae Fah Luang – Chiang Rai International AirportResumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Hat Yai International AirportResumed domestic operations from 01 May 2020 onwards
Phuket International AirportResumed 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.

CitySites & ActivitiesDates
Koh SamuiBeach RepublicClosure until further notice
Krabi, Koh Lanta, Phuket, and Khao LakAll tours and activitiesClosure until further notice
PhuketAll beachesClosure until further notice
Zoos and all venues of animal shows for touristsClosure until further notice
Bangla walking street, KathuClosure until further notice
Phuket Elephant SanctuaryClosure until further notice
Phuket & Khao LakSea Bees Diving Phuket & Khao LakClosure until further notice
North and South ThailandAsian Oasis (Lanjia Lodge, Lisu Lodge, Araksa Tea Garden, and June Bahtra Cruises)Closure until further notice
Chiang MaiMaesa Elephant CampClosure until further notice
Khum Khantoke Chiang MaiClosure until further notice

Coronavirus (Covid-19) News & Update in Cambodia

Total Cases273
Recovered Cases265

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.

CitySites, ActivitiesDates
Siem ReapMahob Cooking ClassClosed until further notice
Phare Circus ShowClosed until further notice
Apopo CenterClosed until further notice
Angkor BalloonReopening during weekends
Eco Soap BankClosed until further notice
Sacred Dancers of AngkorClosed until further notice
Bayon Pastry SchoolClosed until further notice
OsmoseClosed until further notice
Angkor National MuseumClosed until further notice
Angkor GolfClosed until further notice
Bodia SpaClosed until further notice
Sokkhak SpaUntil further notice
Your Beauty SpaReopened
Phnom PenhPour Un Sourire d’Enfant NGOClosed until further notice
Cambodian Living ArtsClosed until further notice
National Museum of Phnom PenhClosed until further notice
Central Market & Russian MarketClosed until further notice
Royal PalaceClosed until further notice
Tuol Sleng Museum (S21)Closed until further notice
Cheung Ek (killing fields)Closed until further notice
BattambangPhare Ponleu SelpakClosed until further notice
KepLa PlantationClosed until further notice
MondulkiriElephant Valley ProjectClosed until further notice

Coronavirus (Covid-19) News & Update in Laos

Total Cases22
Recovered Cases21

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 Cases602
Recovered Cases349

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

Nyaung ShweThousand Island HotelClosed until further notice
Amazing Nyaung ShweClosed until the end of September
Inle LakeParamount Inlay ResortClosed until the end of September
Amazing Inlay ResortClosed until the end of September
Inle HeritageClosed until the end of September
Sofital Inle LakeClosed until further notice
Novotel Inle LakeClosed until further notice
Sanctum InleClosed until further notice
Villa InleClosed until the end of September
Pristine LotusClosed until the end of October 2020
Golden Island CottageClosed until the end of October 2020
Nyaung ShweCherry QueenClosed until further notice
Nyaung Shwe City HotelClosed until further notice
Mount InleClosed until the end of September
MerguiWa Ale ResortClosed until the end of September
Awei PilaClosed until the end of September
NgapaliNgapali Bay Villa & ResortClosed until the end of September
Thande BeachClosed until the end of September
Sandoway ResortClosed until further notice
Jade Marina ResortClosed until further notice
Amata NgapaliClosed until further notice
Pristine MermaidClosed until further notice
YangonYangon Excelsior HotelClosed until further notice
Rosewood YangonRestaurant re-open 01 September 2020
Hotel re-open 01 October 2020
Savoy HotelRe-open 24 June 2020
Jasmine Palace HotelClosed until further notice
Hotel GRe-open on 02 July 2020
Belmond Governor’s ResidenceRe-open 01 July 2020
BaganRazagyo HotelClosed until further notice
Bagan LodgeClosed until the end of September 2020
The Hotel Umbra BaganClosed until further notice
Areindmar HotelRe-open on 22 June
Arthawka HotelRe-open 01 July 2020
Bagan Hotel RiverClosed until further notice
Bagan LandmarkClosed until further notice
Shwe Yee PwintClosed until August 2020
Sky PalaceRe-open on 21st June 2020
Thazin GardenRe-open
The Regency HotelRe-open on 15th June 2020
Villa BaganClosed until September 2020
Zfreeti HotelClosed until further notice
Aureum BaganRe-open on 15th June 2020
Su Tine SanClosed until further notice
Rv Panorama CruiseStop operating until 30 September 2020
My Bagan ResidenceRe-open on 02 July 2020
Bagan ThiripyitsayarRe-open on 01 July 2020
Golden RockMountain Top HotelClosed until further notice
Golden Rock hotelClosed until further notice
MandalayBagan King HotelClosed until further notice
Thiri Thitsar HotelClosed until further notice
Mercure Mandalay HillClosed until 30 September 2020
Hotel By The Red CanalRe-open 01 July 2020
Hotel HeavenClosed until July 2020
The Home HotelClosed until July 2020
Hotel YadanarponClosed until July 2020
Hotel HazelClosed until July 2020
Eastern Palac HotelClosed until July 2020
Rizt Grand HotelClosed until July 2020
MonywaWin UnityClosed until further notice
Pyin Oo LwinWin UnityClosed until further notice
Kan Pa letWin UnityClosed until further notice
LoikawKeinnara Loikaw HotelRe-open 01 July 2020
Hpa AnKeinnara Hpa-AnRe-open 01 July 2020
MawlamyaingHotel SuggatiRe-open 01 July 2020
KalawAmara Mountain HotelRe-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