Coronavirus Resource Page (last updated April 8)

Our hearts go out to you amid the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It cannot be overstated how difficult this time is for the global community, for the industry that is grinding to a halt, for your clients, for your companies, and for each of us as individuals. We will look back upon this […]

Thailand grants automatic visa extensions for foreigners affected by COVID-19 crisis

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to inform foreigners in Thailand who have been affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) that they will be granted automatic visa extensions. The measure, which was announced this evening, 8 April, 2020, in the Royal Thai Government Gazette with immediate effect, covers three groups of foreigners […]

World Bank approves $20M to fight virus in Kingdom

The World Bank has approved $20 million for Cambodia’s Covid-19 response and its strategic plan to combat the virus. “The project will help Cambodia meet the targets set out in its Covid-19 master plan, which includes strengthening disease prevention activities, rapid detection, and preparedness and response,” said the bank’s press release issued April 3. In […]

Immigration Bureau pursues visa relief for foreigners

The Immigration Bureau (IB) plans to seek cabinet approval for a new raft of measures for three different categories of foreigners in Thailand affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The proposal will be submitted to the cabinet for approval in the coming week, said Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang, chief of the IB. The proposal was […]

Thailand extends a ban on inbound passenger flights until 18 April, 2020

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide further update that Thailand’s ban on all incoming passenger flights has been extended for the period from 00.01 Hrs. of 7 April, 2020, until 23.59 Hrs. of 18 April, 2020, from previously covering a three-day period from 00.01 Hrs. of 04 April, 2020, until 23.59 Hrs. […]

Tourists can now prolong their stay

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said tourists holding Visa T and arriving in the Kingdom after January 1 will be allowed to prolong their stay until they are able to return home. The decision comes as Cambodia and most countries take measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. “To all diplomatic and consular […]

CNN places Phu Quoc among best destinations in Asia

Phu Quoc Island off the coast of Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has been named among the 17 best places in Asia by Cable News Network (CNN). The US-based television network recommended travelers to try the largest island of Vietnam, which is also dubbed as “Pearl Island.” The island is home to some of […]

Cambodia allows tax exemption for aviation, tourism sector

Following the temporary suspension of operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has issued a three-month minimum tax exemption for the aviation sector and exemption on monthly taxes for tourism operators. These measures are aimed at easing the burden of the private sector affected by the virus’ spread, said a statement from the government. […]

Vietnam wins ASEAN Tourism Awards Japan 2019

Two tourism products in Vietnam have been honoured at the ASEAN Tourism Awards Japan 2019 – an annual ceremony organised by the ASEAN-Japan Centre. The tour “Discover Vietnam in Style with Vietnam Airlines’ Business Class” offers tourists the chance to experience a stylish and luxury getaway across Vietnam over seven days. Meanwhile, the tour “Panoramic […]

TAT update: Thailand imposes nighttime curfew from 3 April, 2020, until further notice

The Tourism Authority of Thailand would like to provide the latest update that Thailand has imposed a nationwide nighttime curfew to contain the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a televised address to the nation, Thai Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, has announced the 22.00 – 04.00 Hrs. curfew, effective from tomorrow, 3 April, […]