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Covid update in Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam

Date published: 5th Dec 2020 Finally, its encouraging to see some potential light at the end of the tunnel, with three vaccines deemend to be effective in combatting the virus, and some vaccinations have been approved this month. More than ever, we are optimistic about a return in tourism from next summer, expectly sooner.

Being a local DMC in Indochina, (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam), we always keep update newest COVID information and border opening in the countries because we can't wait to return with our passionate work and keep sharing to our dearest clients and partners.

COVID SITUATION IN INDOCHINA

CAMBODIA

Total cases

Recovered

Deaths

350

307

0

 

The Government has suspended the e-visa and visa-on-arrival programs until further notice.  In addition, we understand Cambodian Embassies will only accept applications for diplomatic, official, and “sponsored” business-linked visas, and will not issue tourist or other visas to enter Cambodia at this time.

 

Foreigners arriving must: quarantine measures for 14 days, pay a deposit of $2,000 upon arrival at airports for mandatory COVID-19 testing and potential treatment services, negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology), purchase a local health insurance package for COVID-19 treatment from Forte Insurance Company. The cost is $90 for a $50,000 policy valid for 20 days.

 

Is a curfew in place: NO! But The government has restricted the operation of certain businesses, such as cinemas, karaoke, and entertainment clubs (bars, discos, beer gardens)…and require the use of hand sanitizer, temperature checks, and social distancing. Large meetings or gatherings more than 20 people are banned until further notice. until further notice.

Are commercial flights operating? Yes

 

LAOS

Total cases

Recovered

Deaths

41

28

0

 

All land border crossings and international flights to/from Laos remain closed with the exception of sporadic international flights (often to Seoul, South Korea) and weekly UN humanitarian flights (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). Domestic flights continue.

Are commercial flights operating? No. However, special charter flights are available at irregular intervals

 

Quarantine Information: Yes.  All entrants will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a 14-day self-quarantine requirement at a designated facility or hotel at their own expense. 

Is a curfew in place: NO

 

VIETNAM

Total cases

Recovered

Deaths

1,377

1,224

35

 

Between November 28 and December 1, 2020, Vietnam confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 community transmission in Ho Chi Minh City, which led to an increase in social distancing requirements.  Multiple individuals are currently being asked to quarantine and test to make sure the situation is effectively contained.

 

As of today, the Vietnamese government continues to suspend entry into Vietnam to all foreigners.  This policy has very limited exemptions for diplomatic, official duty, and special cases, including experts, business managers, foreign investors, and high-tech workers of businesses involved in important projects as determined by the Government of Vietnam.

 

Travelers currently allowed to enter Vietnam,, and their family members, are subjected to mandatory quarantine upon arrival.

 

Is a curfew in place: NO! But it is compulsory to wearing mask in public places and to avoid large gatherings

Are commercial flights operating: One-way outbound commercial flights from Vietnam to other countries are still available

 

Hopefully, the information somehow useful for you. For additional information, you can reach us at mail: info@ciaotravels.com, we’re always happy to help.