Southeast Asia Travel News | update 5th July
CAAV proposes halting flights to/from Tho Xuan, Phu Bai, Chu Lai airports | Vietnam
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed the suspension of flights to and from Tho Xuan airport in Thanh Hoa province, and flights between HCMC and Phu Bai in Thua Thien-Hue and between HCMC and Chu Lai in Quang Nam.
Indonesia places Bali and Java under two-week lockdown | Indonesia
The Indonesian government will tighten restrictions across parts of Java and Bali islands for two weeks starting July 3, to curb a surge in cases driven by the Delta variant.
Vogue Paris lists Siargao among top islands ‘to go on holiday’ | Philippines
Siargao has landed on Vogue France’s list of 10 “most charming islands to make the most of the summer season,” an inclusion welcomed by the Philippine government on Friday.
Cambodian tour operators look seriously at ‘Phuket Sandbox’ as possible way to restart tourism | Cambodia
As Thai authorities are marketing the “Phuket Sandbox” – a special tour programme for foreign tourists to enjoy their holiday in Phuket without quarantine – local tour operators said it can be a lesson for Cambodia to consider welcoming vaccinated tourists.
Laos Extends Lockdown Measures Until 19 July | Laos
Laos has extended lockdown measures until 19 July after confirming a further 32 cases of Covid-19 today.
Surat Thani province to launch “Samui Plus” re-opening model | Thailand
From July 15, the islands of Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Pha Ngan embark on the “Samui Plus Model”, to re-open the Surat Thani tourism destinations to vaccinated tourists. Provincial governor Witchawut Jinto has confirmed that preparations are underway, with over 70% of the islands’ residents vaccinated.