Myanmar is Ready for Post COVID-19 Tourism

Interview with Edwin Briels Managing Director of Exploration Travel Myanmar Please introduce yourself and your company to our readers. My name is Edwin Briels and I’ve lived in Myanmar for almost 20 years, working in tourism and other industries. I started the Khiri Travel franchise in Myanmar 9 years ago and we are in the midst […]

PHUKET REOPENING: CHINESE TOURISTS ‘AGREE TO ARRIVE AFTER OCT. 25’

Thailand’s National Security Council Secretary-General Natthaphon Nakpanit on Thursday has confirmed that no tourists will arrive in Thailand’s resort island of Phuket until its annual vegetarian festival is over by the end of this month. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival will be taking place in Phuket with light and sound, performances and food stalls lines up […]

“Tourists arriving on Special Tourist Visa must be 100% Covid-free” – Tourism minister

“If there’s even a single case, we cannot continue to the second phase.” Thailand’s sports and tourism minister of says the first phase tourists arriving under the Special Tourist Visa scheme must be 100% Covid-free. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn says if this is not achieved, then the reopening plan will be halted indefinitely. Given the number of infections the […]

Thailand’s Health Ministry wants to reduce tourist quarantine to 10 days

Thailand’s Health Ministry is seeking to reduce the mandatory quarantine period for foreign tourists,, currently mandated at 14 days, to 10 days. The reduction would be assessed after one month and, if successful, quarantine could be further reduced to 7 days. However, this reduction would only apply to those arriving from countries considered “safe” from […]