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Covid-19: Latest travel and entry rules

Thu, 2020-06-04 16:42
Hong Kong and Singapore relax the ban on transit passengers at their airports effective first week of June while Spain keen to rebuild tourism ends its quarantine rule 1 July for foreign visitors.

China steps back, to allow some US passenger flights

Thu, 2020-06-04 12:45
BEIJING: China on Thursday said foreign airlines blocked from operating in the country over virus fears would be allowed to resume limited flights, lifting a de facto ban on US carriers a day after Washington ordered the suspension of all Chinese travel into and out of the US.

US suspends flights by Chinese airlines in new spat with Beijing

Thu, 2020-06-04 09:25
WASHINGTON: Washington on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all flights by Chinese airlines into and out of the United States after Beijing failed to allow American carriers to resume services to China.

Rainy days & getaways

Thu, 2020-06-04 04:00
Interprovincial travel is now possible, although with restrictions in certain cases. Historical parks and national museums are open. Many beaches are starting to see visitors from different provinces dying for a break from the unprecedented lockdown. Still, it's going to be a long while before tourism reaches the pre-pandemic level.

Faith in humanity

Thu, 2020-06-04 04:00
Some years ago, I was invited by a friend to visit Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. I had never visited Kalimantan before, only Sabah and Sarawak of Malaysia and Brunei. They are all on this gigantic island of Borneo.

Thailand plans ‘travel bubbles’ when borders reopen

Tue, 2020-06-02 14:29
The government plans to create so-called “travel bubbles” through bilateral agreements designed to keep the novel coronavirus in check when Thailand’s borders are reopened.

Reopening date set for Disney park

Fri, 2020-05-29 04:00
Walt Disney Co plans to reopen the world's largest theme park, Walt Disney World, in phases beginning on July 11, if the governor of Florida approves.

Step into the mud

Thu, 2020-05-28 04:00
The late morning Sun was almost unbearable. It was about 10.30am when I arrived at a water chestnut farm in Wang Yang District in Suphan Buri. It was my first one-day trip after the lockdown measures were eased last week.

Museum reopening

Thu, 2020-05-28 04:00
Museum Siam on Sanam Chai Road in Bangkok has reopened.

From the shallow sea

Thu, 2020-05-28 04:00
As a city dweller, I rarely get to enjoy the sunrise despite being an early riser. So one morning during a vacation in Hua Hin last year, I walked from the hotel to the beach to watch the daybreak over the horizon.The sky was pretty cloudy so the dawn itself was not spectacular. Still, it wasn't a fail since a few minutes later I happened to discover one of the popular resort's best-kept secrets.

Nature bounces back

Mon, 2020-05-25 04:30
While humans are struggling to survive the Covid-19 outbreak, nature is gradually rehabilitating after being ruined by tourism for years. For two months running, 133 national parks have been closed and Thai citizens have been observing strict travel restrictions, making it the perfect time for animals to enjoy their lives without any distraction.

Well-being key to surviving crisis

Thu, 2020-05-21 16:32
Planet Happiness and the World Centre for Excellence for Destinations (CED) are partnering to strengthen excellence in destination management and the necessity of the sector to deliver destination well-being.

Countries continue to ban travel well into June

Thu, 2020-05-21 16:01
Countries continue to extend flight restrictions into June – a clear indication there is still no light at the end of the tunnel for the tourism industry.

Interprovincial bus services running

Thu, 2020-05-21 04:00
The state-run Transport Company will launch interprovincial bus services to the South on June 1 after resuming its interprovincial routes this Monday to an initial 16 destinations in the North, Northeast and East.

Where monsoon is awesome

Thu, 2020-05-21 04:00
Bucket-list ideas for the first half of September from Pongpet Mekloy's archive.

A lovely furry friend

Thu, 2020-05-21 04:00
Strolling in Osaka Castle Park, I came across this cute Shiba Inu. First, I saw her walking happily with her owner, who was in his 60s. From time to time, some visitors asked the owner for permission to take a picture with his dog. I kept looking at them and waiting for my time.

How do air travel safety measures differ by country?

Tue, 2020-05-19 10:58
Governments, airlines and airports around the world are putting in place new measures to help protect travellers and allow for a return to the air during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Acropolis in Athens reopens after virus shutdown

Mon, 2020-05-18 17:45
ATHENS: Greece reopened the Acropolis in Athens and all open-air archaeological sites in the country to the public on Monday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mount Fuji to be closed to climbers this summer due to virus

Mon, 2020-05-18 11:42
SHIZUOKA, Japan: Mount Fuji will be closed to climbers this summer to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

National parks to close every year

Thu, 2020-05-14 04:00
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced a plan to temporarily close national parks nationwide every year even after Covid-19.