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Singapore Reopening For Tourism To U.S, UK and Canada Starting October 19

Singapore will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated American, British, and Canadian tourists on October 19th after 19 months of closure.  Singapore started a limited reopening to travelers from Germany and Brunei last month. However, Singapore is now extending its ‘vaccinated travel lane’ to travelers from the following nations: Canada Denmark France Italy Netherlands Spain …

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Vietnam To Begin Fully Reopening For Tourism In December

Vietnam will begin fully reopening from December 2021 after almost two years of complete closure to the world the nation announced yesterday.  Vietnam has a road plan to fully reopen in June 2022. Firstly, the country will reopen popular tourist destinations in December, including Halong Bay, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Dalat to fully vaccinated …

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Malaysia Planning To Reopen Borders For Tourism In December

Malaysia, a nation that has completely closed to the world since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, is planning to reopen its borders in December 2021 to international tourists.  The Southeast Asian nation is looking to reopen its borders in December once the adult vaccination rate has reached 90 percent. The Prime Minister said in …

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Thailand To Delay Reopening of Popular Tourism Destinations Until November

Because of a slower than expected vaccination rollout, Thailand is considering delaying reopening many of its major tourist destinations in October.  Reports from Thailand suggest that the Thai government will delay the reopening of five provinces as each province’s vaccination rate still lags behind the 70 percent coverage required to open up next month.  The …

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Indonesia Plans Reopening of Bali For Tourism In October

After 18 months of closure, Indonesia is finally considering reopening to international tourists from certain countries in October in a bid to revive its battered travel and tourism industry. Most likely, Indonesia will reopen Bali — the nation’s primary international tourism destination — in October. Reports suggest Indonesia may reopen other parts of the country …

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Vietnam Reopening To Vaccinated Tourists In October

After 18 months of closure, Vietnam will begin reopening to international tourists in October.  Vietnam will initially reopen Phu Quoc — a tropical island off Vietnam’s southern coast — for a six-month trial period to boost the economy.  Vietnam has closed to all visitors as the nation hoped to keep COVID-19 outside the country. Throughout …

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Thailand To Resume Domestic Flights In High Risk Areas

Thailand is seeing its highest cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, yet the country will resume local flights in high-risk areas around the nation.  Thailand has started to allow some domestic flights to and from Bangkok after cases of COVID-19 skyrocketed this summer. The nation’s aviation authority suggested the move was to boost economic …

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Chiang Mai, Thailand Delays Reopening Until October

Thailand will delay reopening Chiang Mai for tourism because of record-breaking cases of COVID-19 in the country.  The Thai authorities were due to open Chiang Mai for tourism in August or September, but cases of COVID-19 have spiraled since the summer began.  Thailand started its sandbox scheme in Phuket and Koh Samui in July, and …

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Singapore Begins Reopening To Vaccinated Travelers

Singapore has begun reopening for travel after 18 months of closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The small Southeast Asian nation is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations with the world’s top-rated airport, yet Singapore has closed to the world since March 2020.  Singapore will reopen to various countries without quarantine on arrival …

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Koh Samui Reopening For Tourism In Days Despite Rising Cases in Thailand

Koh Samui’s Sandbox scheme on July 15th is set to go ahead despite a surge in cases in Thailand.  On July 1st, Thailand reopened the island of Phuket to vaccinated travelers. The opening was the first step in repairing Thailand’s battered travel industry. However, Thailand has plans to reopen Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh …

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Bali Delays Reopening To International Tourists

Bali delays reopening the country for vaccinated tourists because of growing cases of COVID-19.  Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno suggested Bali would reopen in July 2021 to vaccinated tourists. Unfortunately, because of growing COVID-19 cases on the popular island, the government has pushed this back for the foreseeable future.  Uno stated, “We are targeting …

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Thailand Confirms Entry Requirements For Phuket Reopening In July

The Tourist Authority of Thailand has set out its complete guidelines for the Phuket Sandbox reopening on July 1st and the proposed Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Phangan reopening on July 15th.  The Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently confirmed it will open Phuket for vaccinated tourists on the 1st of July. However, until …

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