Southeast Asia Travel News | Update June 9th
Keep updating on the latest news, hottest trends in Southeast Asia
Koh Samui set to reopen on July 1, 50% of residents vaccinated so far | Thailand
Koh Samui is hoping to also reopen to vaccinated foreign tourists on July 1. At this stage, it’s a proposal that will need to be approved by the CESA and CCSA.
Chiang Mai seeks Aug 1 reopening | Thailand
Officials in Chiang Mai have been hard at work learning from Phuket’s “Tourism Sandbox” model so the northern province can also reopen to fully vaccinated tourists.
Hotels keep pace with booming wellness trend
Wellness is slated to become part of a hotel’s core DNA post-Covid, and industry experts predict it will delve much deeper than yoga and a spa to sharply focus on mental and emotional wellbeing.
Airlines prepare to resume Phuket flights |Thailand
Major airlines are scheduling flights to Phuket, as the resort island gears up to welcome vaccinated travellers without quarantine beginning next month.
Vietnam’s Da Nang eyes reopening of sit-in dining, barbershops, beaches | Vietnam
After having gone three weeks without any new COVID-19 cases in the community, Da Nang City is looking to ease a social distancing mandate introduced in early May, allowing outdoor businesses and sit-in dining services to resume operations.
EU and ASEAN establish open skies | Asia
ASEAN’s 10 member countries successfully concluded the ASEAN-EU Comprehensive Air Transport agreement with the European Union last Friday.
Emirates resumes flights to Spain | Asia
With Spain welcoming fully vaccinated international visitors starting Monday, UAE travellers planning their summer getaways can now choose from over 30 cities in 19 countries across the Emirates network that have opened their doors for tourism and business.
Portugal is open to tourists from Eu and most of the vaccinated travelers | Europe
Portugal is open for most E.U. visitors and vaccinated tourists from some third-party countries.
Spain to open for all vaccinated tourists without health controls on June 7 | Europe
Spain plans to reopen for international and overseas tourists (including Americans) in June 2021. Travelers will need to show proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative COVID test.
Italy is open to EU tourists and also Americans but only via ” Covid-Free flights” | Europe
Italy is officially open to most countries. All arrivals must agree to take 3 COVID-19 tests and wear a mask during the whole “COVID-free flight.”