The 6th info-graph of the COVID-19 Travel Situation in the Mekong Region as of September 3, 2020 [Text]

­ Cambodia   Hotels & Restaurants: Businesses across Cambodia, including hotels, restaurants, resorts, tourism transportation by water and land, and community-based tourism have been operating mostly as usual with safety precautions since mid-April. The Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia in collaboration with the National Committee is putting measurements in place to contain the spread of COVID-19. […]

Thailand’s international flights may not restart until September

Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand director Chula Sukmanop, it was reported in Khaosod English language newspaper, recently said that none of the airlines he met had expressed interest in resuming their international flights by next month, when the order shutting down the country’s airspace is due to expire. He attributed the reluctance to uncertainty over […]

Thailand Says Tourism Likely Won’t Improve Until Vaccine Found

A vaccine for the novel coronavirus is needed to help reverse a plunge in Thailand’s critical tourism sector, according to the agency that promotes the industry. Visitor numbers are set to tumble 60% to 16 million this year, almost halving foreign tourism income, but those numbers could go even lower as the world waits for […]

Foreigners in Kingdom must now register in FPCS system

The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Immigration (GDI) announced that it would not grant visa extensions to foreigners staying in Cambodia if their names are not listed on the Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS) by July 1. Foreign nationals can register in the system online. The announcement was made in a letter from […]

Emergency decree extended

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Monday decided to extend the Emergency Decree for another month after it expires on April 30. CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said on Monday the decree will be extended to the end of May. The reason is concern about the return of the virus, with the centre still […]

Visas extended, relief measures approved

The cabinet approved a second automatic visa extension for foreigners for three more months on Tuesday in a bid to prevent long queues at immigration centres and stem the spread of the coronavirus. Foreigners whose visas had expired since March 26 will be permitted to stay until July 31 without having to apply for an […]

Migrant workers in Thailand can now stay until November 30

Yesterday the Thai government officially announced a blanket extension for the country’s migrant labourers. They will now be permitted to stay until November 30 this year and will be exempted from any sort of overstay penalty. Government Spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat says that the government has backed the Ministry of Labour’s review of the Cabinet resolution […]

Hanoi postpones F1 race

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Vietnam has postponed the inaugural F1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020, the first-ever F1 GP to be hosted in the country. It follows the postponement of the F1 2020 series opener in Melbourne Australia and the second race in Bahrain. “This is a tough decision as 2020 is the year Vietnam became one of the […]

ASEAN nations red flag Europe

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Nations across the 10-country ASEAN region are introducing bans on travel from Schengen visa countries in Europe and the United Kingdom. Cambodia has announced a ban on citizens from five countries: Italy, Germany, Spain, France, and the USA, effective 17 March. All schools in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh have closed with immediate effect, and […]

Airbnb Experiences serves up new Cooking category

Airbnb Experiences has introduced a new category of bookable experiences that will “unlock the hidden culinary traditions of families all around the world”, adding to the existing Adventure and Animals categories on the platform. The Cooking on Airbnb Experiences, which offers guests access to 3,000 unique recipes across over 75 countries globally, not only presents a new way for […]