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COUNTRY UPDATE - COVID-19
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Not Accessible Limitations & restrictions apply Normal Operations
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Last update:9 March 2022
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Bhutan
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International BordersAll entry points both by land and Air are temporarly closed untill further notice.
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Visa & Travel RegulationsIssuing of Visa is kept on halt for the time being.
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Country OperationsTravelling from regoin to region is as normal. However, people are asked to minimize the movement and travel only if it is an urgent. Most of the hotels are temporarly closed or working on partial.
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Cambodia
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International BordersCambodia is open for all vaccinated travellers. One PCR test no older than 72 hours is required upon arrival.
Land borders are open.
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Visa & Travel RegulationsIt is not possible to obtain a visa on arrival, visa will have to be obtained before entry. On the following link you can apply for an e-visa: https://www.evisa.gov.kh/. Please visit our main page for travel restrictions to read more.
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Country OperationsCambodia is operating more or less as usual. Many restaurants are open, bars and nightlife areas as well as gyms. Tourist sights are now open again for visitors. Many hotels are still closed and especially Siem Reap is seriously affected, but there is plenty of accommodation available as hotels are gradually opening up. There is no restriction for travel inside Cambodia.
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China
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International BordersClosed
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Visa & Travel RegulationsThe entry is temporarily suspended by all foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits
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Country OperationsMost of the businesses and activities have resumed its normal operations, while continuing to stay vigilant and maintaining high level of personal protection (ie. using masks, sanitizing gels, temperature checks). Domestic travelling is allowed, domestic flights have resumed its operations
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Hong Kong
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International BordersOpened only to Hong Kong residence and visitors from Mainland China, Taiwan and Macao SAR (subject to quarantine) For reference plsease refer to the following link: https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/COVID19.page
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Visa & Travel RegulationsTravel restrictions for all overseas visitors to the city until further notice . For reference please refer to the following link : https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_US/covid-19/hong-kong-travel-restrictions.html
Passengers will be permitted to transit through Hong Kong International Airport
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Country OperationsThe city remains vigilant and maintaining a very high level of public hygiene and personal protection (i.e. using masks, sanitizing gels, temperature checks etc.) .. Social distancing policies are in place whereby public gathering is restricted to four at this time. It is also mandatory to wear face masks in all public venues ,open areas and travelling in all public transport .A good number of sightseeing spots and attractions are assessable. All hotels are operating normally
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Laos
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International BordersPartially opened to vaccinated foreign tourist to enter under the Laos Travel Green Zone program and visit Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang provinces.
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Visa & Travel RegulationsTravellers can book tour packages on the condition that they have a Laos VISA, certificate of entry, a vaccination certificate dated at least 14 days prior to entry, a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 done 72 hours or less before departure and insurance covering $50,0000
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Country OperationsVientiane is open and operating as normal however other provinces are still quiet and many businesses remain closed.
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Malaysia
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International BordersMalaysia International Borders are set to re-opens from 1st April 2022
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Visa & Travel RegulationsMalaysia will allow quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated travellers from 1st April 2022.
All travellers must undergo a RT-PCR test two days before departure and a rapid test (RTK) upon arrival.
Further details SOPs will be updated soon
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Malaysia will allow quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated travellers from April 1, ending almost two years of stringent border controls introduced to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
The reopening marks the final step in the lifting of virus curbs, as Malaysia joins other Southeast Asian nations in transiting to the endemic phase of the outbreak.
A high vaccination rate -- 64% of adults have got booster shots -- has allowed the government to rollback restrictions that battered the tourism sector and pushed the economy into contraction for two quarters in 2021.

Travellers who have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are no longer required to undergo quarantine.
They are only required to undergo an RT-PCR test two days prior to travel and an RTK antigen test within 24 hours upon arrival in Malaysia.
The health minister will announce further details for travellers with other vaccination statuses such as those who are unable to get vaccinated due to health reasons, or unvaccinated individual.
The standard operating procedures, especially on land and sea entry points, detailed SOPs will be announced soon.

For countries which have yet to fully reopen their borders, arrangements via the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) could be implemented.
Malaysia has initiated a VTL arrangement with Singapore, and is expected to announce further details of VTLs with Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand.
The Thai government this evening said a VTL with Malaysia is scheduled to launch on March 15.Thailand and the Philippines began allowing foreign tourists to return starting last month.

Most importantly, Malaysia is now a destination open and accessible to all.
We will keep you posted on the upcoming detailed SOPs once it is made available

For more info please reach out to us: inbound@my.diethelmtravel.com
Our offices operates daily (Mondays-Fridays) from 0830hrs to 1730hrs.
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Maldives
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International BordersOpen since 15 July 2020
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Visa & Travel RegulationsAll arriving tourists and permit holders are required to present a negative PCR test report where samples were taken no later than 96 hours from arrival.

Fully vaccinated travellers are also required to present a negative PCR test report where samples were taken no later than 96 hours from arrival.

As the situation continues to evolve and change, we shall continue to monitor and update you accordingly.
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Country OperationsA Further Ease of Travel Restriction -
We are happy to let you know that the Maldives continues to have a positive approach in handling worldly crises and has announced further ease in the arrival restrictions for tourists.
Currently the Maldives is open to travellers from around the world
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Myanmar
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International Borderscurrently closed until further notice.
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Visa & Travel RegulationsNo visa until further notice - Temporary ban on international commercial air traffic until further notice
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Country OperationsAll domestic and international flights are suspended until further notice. Most Hotels remain closed except for long stay guests. A night curfew is still valid (22:00 -04:00 hrs).
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Philippines
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International BordersBeginning 0001H, 01 April 2022, foreign nationals may enter the Philippines without need of an Entry Exemption Document (EED); provided they comply with the applicable visa requirements and immigration entry and departure formalities; provided further that they:
a) Are fully vaccinated, as defined in Section 2 below, except only for minor children below twelve (12) years of age traveling with their fully-vaccinated foreign parent/s;
b) Carry/possess an acceptable proof of vaccination, as set out in Section 3 below;
c) Present a negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight (48) hours or a negative Rapid Antigen Test administered and certified by a healthcare professional in a healthcare facility, laboratory, clinic, pharmacy, or other similar establishment hours, prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin/first port of embarkation in a continuous travel to the Philippines, excluding lay-overs; provided, that, he/she has not left the airport premises or has not been admitted into another country during such lay-over;
d) Have passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months at the time of their arrival to the Philippines;
e) Have valid tickets for their return journey to the port of origin or next port of destination not later than thirty (30) days from date of arrival in the Philippines. However, this requirement shall not apply to foreign spouses and/or children of Filipino citizens and former Filipino citizens with Balikbayan privileges under Republic Act No. 9174, who: (i) are not balikbayans in their own right, and (ii) are traveling with them to the Philippines; AND
f) Obtain, prior to arrival, a travel insurance for COVID-19 treatment costs from reputable insurance providers, with a minimum coverage of USD 35,000.00 for the duration of their stay in the Philippines.
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Visa & Travel RegulationsHerewith is the link for the updated guidelines for the entry protocols in visiting the Philippines: https://iatf.doh.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/20220324-AMENDED-IATF-RESO-165-RRD.pdf
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Country Operationshttps://philippines.travel/safetrip#inboundadvisory
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Singapore
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International BordersBelow is summary of safe entry travel lanes that are available to enter Singapore subject to the various requirements:
Air Travel Pass - Hong Kong , Macao , Mainland China , Taiwan
Reciprocal Green Lane – Brunei , Mainland China ( Only for Travellers from Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang)
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Visa & Travel RegulationsFor more detailed information on Visa Requirement, please click on : https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/
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Country Operations1) As of 01 Novemeber 2021, 84% of our population has completed their full regimen / received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programs.
2) Singapore has expanded its list of countries via the Vaccinated Travel Lanes to include Brunei, Germany, Canada,Denmark,France,Italy,Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom,United States. From 08 Novemeber 2021, Australia and Switzerland will be added, followed by South Korea on 15 Novemeber 2021.
3) All travellers must be fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks before arrival into Singapore, and must have a valid proof of vaccination issued in any VTL country/region or Singapore.
4) Travellers entering Singapore must:
i. Arrive in Singapore on a designated VTL flight and
ii. Have only travelled to / transited via any VTL countries/regions and/or Singapore, in the last 14 consecutive days before departure for Singapore.
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Sri Lanka
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International BordersSri Lanka reopened its airports (Bandaranaike International Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport) for international travellers from January 21, 2021.

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Visa & Travel Regulations-No minimum number of days is required for a stay.
-No restrictive quarantine required.
-Vaccinated: No Quarantine, COVID-19 test prior to arrival or arrival COVID-19 tests required/ Non Vaccinated: COVID-19 test prior to arrival, Quarantine upto 7 days with Day 1 and Day 7 PCR
-All facilities of the hotel/s would be made available to the guests who are supposed to travel in a bio-bubble.
-Pay for PCR Tests (USD 40 per PCR test if applicable) when applying for visa online and for insurance (12 USD) with one month cover of 75,000 USD.
-It is mandatory to apply for the local COVID-19 insurance irrespective of the vaccination status.
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Country OperationsCOVID-19 cases although slightly increased, are at a less severe level. Vaccination Drive is taking place on a daily basis and the government has relaxed many travel restrictions considering this situation. Hotels, excursion sites, and businesses are in operation with strict health measures. Authorities however advise the public to take precautions and follow all health guidelines. Tourist arrivals are increasing rapidly as country is fully open. Vaccination Status: Sri Lanka has administered at least 38,059,562 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 87.3% of the country’s population.
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Thailand
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International BordersFrom November 1st March , there are new relaxations in regards to the Tes and Go , applicable for new applications with arrivals from 7th of March onwards ,
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Visa & Travel RegulationsQuarantine Free Travel (test and go)
Eligible countries
• All countries/territories.

Pre-Arrival Requirements
All travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

A Thailand Pass, which can be applied via https://tp.consular.go.th/.
A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents with a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling, are not required to have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result and can have a saliva test when entering the Kingdom.
For arrivals by water, everyone on board the vessels must have a medical certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected within the officially specified time frame. Anyone on aboard with a history of COVID-19 infection within a period between 14-90 days must have a medical certificate of recovery.
An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000. TAT recommends that travellers make sure to check the small print of any COVID-19 insurance policy before purchasing. Ultimately, the policy should cover the cost of treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with COVID-19, including in-patient hospitalisation, hospital isolation, hotel isolation, or related quarantine. The insurance policy should also cover the whole duration that travellers are planning to stay in Thailand, plus at least 10 extra days as a precautionary measure in the event that the traveller’s second swab test result returns as positive.
Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.
A proof of prepayment for 2 separate nights of accommodation at government-approved hotel/s, such as, SHA Extra Plus (SHA++), AQ, OQ, or AHQ on Day 1 and Day 5, and the expenses for 2 RT-PCR tests on Day 1 and Day 5.
The prepayment for Day 1 must include an accommodation, a test and a prearranged transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Travellers can book 2 different hotels for the accommodation on Day 1 and Day 5. However, on both Day 1 and Day 5, they must stay within the room for the RT-PCR test result.
The second RT-PCR test will not be required if the traveller’s length of stay is less than 5 nights, or his/her scheduled international departure date out of Thailand is on Day 5 or before. For example if the traveller plans to stay in Thailand for 3 days, then he/she does not have to undergo the second RT-PCR test, but he/she must leave for another country immediately. However, whether the traveller will be required to take another RT-PCR test depend on the airline and the final international destination.
A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination/Recovery
Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.
Travellers 12-17 years of age travelling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.
Travellers 6-11 years of age, travelling with parents, are exempt from this requirement.
For arrivals by water, everyone on board must be fully vaccinated. This is except for travellers under 18 years of age, travelling with parents or guardians.
Travellers with a history of COVID-19 infection who have recovered by medical treatment, and travellers who have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine after post-infection must have a certificate of COVID-19 recovery.
All travellers must undergo ‘exit screening’ at the point of departure, i.e., at the airline check-in counter and present the required documents to the person-in-charge to carry out the checks.

On-Arrival Requirements / During the Stay
All travellers must undergo ‘entry screening’, including body temperature check at the point of entry.
Present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks, then proceed through the Immigration procedures.
Proceed to the prearranged accommodation or medical facility to undergo the first RT-PCR test. The trip must be by a prearranged vehicle on a sealed route. Then, all travellers must wait for the test result within the hotel only. Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents, can have a saliva test.
If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers are free to go anywhere in Thailand. However, they must stay at their prepaid accommodation on Day 5 and undergo their second COVID-19 test using the RT-PCR technique (they must stay within the room for the RT-PCR test result.) The second test can also be taken when the travellers experience respiratory symptoms.
Travellers whose test result returns as positive will be referred for appropriate medical treatment in accordance with Thailand’s Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2558 (2015). The expenses must be covered by the required insurance for foreign travellers, or national healthcare coverage for Thais and eligible foreign expatriates. TAT recommends that travellers make sure to check the small print of any COVID-19 insurance policy before purchasing. Ultimately, the policy should cover the cost of treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with COVID-19, including in-patient hospitalisation, hospital isolation, hotel isolation, or related quarantine. The insurance policy should also cover the whole duration that travellers are planning to stay in Thailand, plus at least 10 extra days as a precautionary measure in the event that the traveller’s second swab test result returns as positive.
Pending on their conditions, they may be medically advised to receive treatment in either hospital hotel isolation or community isolation.
During receiving the medical treatment – at least 10 days, they must remain in their accommodation only. They should not leave their accommodation unless utmost necessary, and must notify the Communicable Disease Control officer in-charge.
After having recovered from COVID-19, they will receive a medical certificate of recovery.
While in Thailand, travellers are advised to strictly follow standard, good personal hygiene practices; such as, wear a mask in public, maintain hand hygiene (washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer), and keep physical distance of at least 1 metre from others.
Travellers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive they must get an appropriate medical treatment. Those with COVID-19 testing appointment must get tested.
All travellers must download and install the MorChana application, and set it on at all times for the COVID-19 precautionary measures and to record the result on Day 5-6 in the application.
Meanwhile, travellers who have applied/obtained their Thailand Pass QR code before 22 December, 2021, with scheduled arrival dates in Thailand from 24 December, 2021, onwards, are still required to undergo their second COVID-19 test using the RT-PCR technique at government-designated facilities on Day 5-6 of their stay in Thailand, or when they experience respiratory symptoms (no additional cost).
Guidelines for Domestic/International Departure
For domestic departure, travellers must show proof that they have received a negative result for their RT-PCR test.

For international departure, it is the responsibility of travellers or their organisations to make sure that the travellers meet the requirements of their specific international destination regardless of the point of departure.
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Country OperationsA mass vaccination programme is on-going across the country. Over 40% of Thailand population have been fully vaccinated .

Eligible countries
• All countries/territories.

Pre-Arrival Requirements
All travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

1. A Thailand Pass, which can be applied via https://tp.consular.go.th/.
2. A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
- Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents with a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling, are not required to have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result and can have a saliva test when entering the Kingdom.
- For arrivals by water, everyone on board the vessels must have a medical certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected within the officially specified time frame. Anyone on aboard with a history of COVID-19 infection within a period between 14-90 days must have a medical certificate of recovery.
3. An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000. TAT recommends that travellers make sure to check the small print of any COVID-19 insurance policy before purchasing. Ultimately, the policy should cover the cost of treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with COVID-19, including in-patient hospitalisation, hospital isolation, hotel isolation, or related quarantine. The insurance policy should also cover the whole duration that travellers are planning to stay in Thailand, plus at least 10 extra days as a precautionary measure in the event that the traveller’s second swab test result returns as positive.
- Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.
4. A proof of prepayment for 2 separate nights of accommodation at government-approved hotel/s, such as, SHA Extra Plus (SHA++), AQ, OQ, or AHQ on Day 1 and Day 5, and the expenses for 2 RT-PCR tests on Day 1 and Day 5.
- The prepayment for Day 1 must include an accommodation, a test and a prearranged transfer from the airport to the hotel.
- Travellers can book 2 different hotels for the accommodation on Day 1 and Day 5. However, on both Day 1 and Day 5, they must stay within the room for the RT-PCR test result.
- The second RT-PCR test will not be required if the traveller’s length of stay is less than 5 nights, or his/her scheduled international departure date out of Thailand is on Day 5 or before. For example if the traveller plans to stay in Thailand for 3 days, then he/she does not have to undergo the second RT-PCR test, but he/she must leave for another country immediately. However, whether the traveller will be required to take another RT-PCR test depend on the airline and the final international destination.
5. A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination/Recovery
- Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.
- Travellers 12-17 years of age travelling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.
- Travellers 6-11 years of age, travelling with parents, are exempt from this requirement.
- For arrivals by water, everyone on board must be fully vaccinated. This is except for travellers under 18 years of age, travelling with parents or guardians.
- Travellers with a history of COVID-19 infection who have recovered by medical treatment, and travellers who have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine after post-infection must have a certificate of COVID-19 recovery.
All travellers must undergo ‘exit screening’ at the point of departure, i.e., at the airline check-in counter and present the required documents to the person-in-charge to carry out the checks.

On-Arrival Requirements / During the Stay
1. All travellers must undergo ‘entry screening’, including body temperature check at the point of entry.
2. Present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks, then proceed through the Immigration procedures.
3. Proceed to the prearranged accommodation or medical facility to undergo the first RT-PCR test. The trip must be by a prearranged vehicle on a sealed route. Then, all travellers must wait for the test result within the hotel only. Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents, can have a saliva test.
- If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers are free to go anywhere in Thailand. However, they must stay at their prepaid accommodation on Day 5 and undergo their second COVID-19 test using the RT-PCR technique (they must stay within the room for the RT-PCR test result.) The second test can also be taken when the travellers experience respiratory symptoms.
- Travellers whose test result returns as positive will be referred for appropriate medical treatment in accordance with Thailand’s Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2558 (2015). The expenses must be covered by the required insurance for foreign travellers, or national healthcare coverage for Thais and eligible foreign expatriates. TAT recommends that travellers make sure to check the small print of any COVID-19 insurance policy before purchasing. Ultimately, the policy should cover the cost of treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with COVID-19, including in-patient hospitalisation, hospital isolation, hotel isolation, or related quarantine. The insurance policy should also cover the whole duration that travellers are planning to stay in Thailand, plus at least 10 extra days as a precautionary measure in the event that the traveller’s second swab test result returns as positive.
*Pending on their conditions, they may be medically advised to receive treatment in either hospital hotel isolation or community isolation.
*During receiving the medical treatment – at least 10 days, they must remain in their accommodation only. They should not leave their accommodation unless utmost necessary, and must notify the Communicable Disease Control officer in-charge.
*After having recovered from COVID-19, they will receive a medical certificate of recovery.
4. While in Thailand, travellers are advised to strictly follow standard, good personal hygiene practices; such as, wear a mask in public, maintain hand hygiene (washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer), and keep physical distance of at least 1 metre from others.
- Travellers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive they must get an appropriate medical treatment. Those with COVID-19 testing appointment must get tested.
5. All travellers must download and install the MorChana application, and set it on at all times for the COVID-19 precautionary measures and to record the result on Day 5-6 in the application.

Meanwhile, travellers who have applied/obtained their Thailand Pass QR code before 22 December, 2021, with scheduled arrival dates in Thailand from 24 December, 2021, onwards, are still required to undergo their second COVID-19 test using the RT-PCR technique at government-designated facilities on Day 5-6 of their stay in Thailand, or when they experience respiratory symptoms (no additional cost).

Guidelines for Domestic/International Departure
For domestic departure, travellers must show proof that they have received a negative result for their RT-PCR test.

For international departure, it is the responsibility of travellers or their organisations to make sure that the travellers meet the requirements of their specific international destination regardless of the point of departure.
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Vietnam
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International BordersFrom March 15, international travellers are welcome to visit the country.
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Visa & Travel RegulationsThe country has re-installed pre-covid rules and requirements for visa.
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Country OperationsAll tourists sites are open and accessible since March 15. Travellers have to wear mask all the time.
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