Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by ExPenhMan » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:41 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:07 pm
HANOI (REUTERS) - Vietnam plans to allow a resumption of flights to and from countries that have had no cases of coronavirus for 30 days
That's a very high bar.

What happens if one of the countries gets a case? Suspension of all flights and then another 30 days free to qualify? Airlines can't operate if their flights can just get pulled without notice and travellers won't be too keen either.
Absolutely unrealistic. No country is going to make it on the list. Someone ought to tell VN, NZ, TH and KH that SARS-COV 2 is here to stay for a few years at least.
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by clutchcargo » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:57 pm

^^^^^

The next NZ election is 19 September

The next QLD state election (Australia) is 31 October

Oh, look at me, I eradicated the wuhan virus from from my state, country....how good am I? :facepalm:

Note to self: I'll worry about whether to stay in a bubble or open up again once I'm re-elected and back in office.
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:49 pm

Vietnam’s largest island likely to welcome foreign tourists back
By Hoai Thu, Viet Tuan June 5, 2020 | 12:52 pm GMT+7
Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Trinh Thi Thuy said the tourism ministry has been working on a pilot plan to bring international tourists to select islands, with Phu Quoc among those considered.

The ministry has assigned the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and Vietnam Tourism Association to work with Kien Giang authorities to bring foreign tourists to Phu Quoc, Vietnam's largest island off the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.

Thuy said though the islands are relatively isolated from the mainland, there are people living there and domestic tourists visit them, and so the risks of community transmission must be taken into account while allowing international visitors back. "Tougher measures should be taken to prevent another outbreak of Covid-19."

Vietnam has just 26 cases patients still undergoing treatment and has managed to avoid deaths. There has been no community transmission in the last 49 days.

The ministry is studying a plan to kick-start international tourism by reopening its doors to visitors from some select markets where the Covid-19 pandemic has been controlled such as Japan, South Korea and China and some high-spenders such as Australians and New Zealanders.
Full article: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/pla ... 10765.html
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:42 am

clutchcargo wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:57 pm
^^^^^

The next NZ election is 19 September

The next QLD state election (Australia) is 31 October

Oh, look at me, I eradicated the wuhan virus from from my state, country....how good am I? :facepalm:

Note to self: I'll worry about whether to stay in a bubble or open up again once I'm re-elected and back in office.
C'est la vie, Clutch - democracy, the will of the people...

It seems to work really well in Oz and NZ
unlike the broken, broke and failed states of UK, Europe and USA
:stir:

Look, i realise some of you don't like the lockdowns - but why do you have to put shit on those countries who freely and overwhelmingly support them - and where they have been so supremely successful.
With due respect - maybe focus on your own broken systems.
We have made our choice and it works for us.
:stir: again :mrgreen:

Maybe it is not such a bad thing that the globalists "free trade" and "free movement" agenda is reigned in a bit?
"The Ekomony" as it stands is just not working for most countries. Maybe it is a good thing for countries to close borders for a while and work out how they can be a bit more self reliant. ??
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by atst » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:17 am

I opened this thread hoping for info about getting back to Cambodia not politics
Any updates on airports allowing transiting?
Qantas flight advertising for August maybe I'll use my credit voucher
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:35 am

atst wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:17 am
I opened this thread hoping for info about getting back to Cambodia not politics
Any updates on airports allowing transiting?
Qantas flight advertising for August maybe I'll use my credit voucher
Bad news for you. New restrictions on arrivals in Cambodia make it unlikely that normal flight service to Cambodia will restart anytime soon.
Read this thread: the-road/foreigner-quarantine-arrival-p ... 38723.html
However, TIC, so don't lose heart. They may change their policy again next month.
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:45 am

well it seems Thai airlines is assuming the world will be open August 1st

THAI AIRWAYS
New schedule, set to begin August 1. Fingers crossed.
Bangkok-Auckland: Three weekly from 03-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Beijing Capital: Twice weekly from 02-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Brisbane: Three weekly from 02-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Delhi: Daily from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Denpasar: Three weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Dhaka: Five weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Guangzhou: Twice weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Hanoi: Daily from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Ho Chi Minh City: Daily from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Hong Kong: Daily from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Islamabad: Four weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Jakarta: Three weekly from 03-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Karachi: Four weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur: Five weekly from 02-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Lahore: Four weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Manila: Four weekly from 02-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Melbourne: Five weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Nagoya: Three weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Osaka Kansai: Three weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Perth: Three weekly from 02-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Phnom Penh: Daily from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Seoul Incheon: Six weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Shanghai Pudong: Twice weekly from 02-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Singapore: Four weekly from 02-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Sydney: Five weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Taipei Taoyuan: Daily from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Tokyo Haneda: Four weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Tokyo Narita: Four weekly from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Vientiane: Daily from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok-Yangon: Daily from 01-Aug-2020
Bangkok – London Heathrow service will be reintroduced 1 August with a daily 777-300ER.
Bangkok-Paris: The airline has now postponed the launch from 17 July to 1 August offering three weekly flights using a 777-300ER.
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:51 am

Just received an AirAsia email outlining new hygiene practices for future travel with them as well as possible routes opening up.
We began selected domestic flights in Malaysia on 29 April, in Thailand on 1 May and in India on 25 May. We hope to resume flights in the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan too, soon.
The idea that seeing the world is going from place to place to look at obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by newkidontheblock » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:35 am

Transiting through Taipei is still no go. Told to check back in July sometime for a possible end date, maybe.
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:19 pm

well it seems Thai airlines is assuming the world will be open August 1st

THAI AIRWAYS
New schedule, set to begin August 1. Fingers crossed.

Bangkok-Auckland: Three weekly from 03-Aug-2020
Going by recent reports in NZ and Australian news, this seems very unlikely to me. NZ are still discussing opening up to Australians in a bubble. They are also talking about allowing travel between NZ and some Pacific islands with no covid cases. They are not issuing visas for tourists. There will still be 14-day mandatory quarantine. So 3 flights a week from Bangkok to Auckland in August seems like wishful thinking to me. As for Australia, some of the borders between the states are still closed.

However, I guess this means that Thailand will be open for business on 1 August then.
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