Singapore and Thailand travel from November, conditions and procedures?


Thailand to enter 46 countries without quarantine from November 1
Up to 90 days stay in Singapore on designated flights
Vietnam plans to resume international flights in four phases at the end of the year

Southeast Asia travel starts in earnest in November. Thailand will open all of Thailand without quarantine from the 1st, and the Singapore Travel Bubble (VTL) will start from the 15th. In general, vaccination must be completed at least 14 days prior to travel departure, and children under 12 years of age can travel with a vaccinated adult. We compared the entry procedures and conditions of two major Korean travel destinations.

Finally, all of Thailand is open. Thailand, which previously started to resume tourism in limited ways such as regional quarantine and golf quarantine, will allow entry without quarantine for 46 countries, including South Korea, from November 1. You must reside in the approved area for at least 21 days prior to entry, and the period of stay is less than 30 days. The entry permit is also changed. By October 31st, the existing COE must be issued in advance, and from November 1st, it will be replaced with a Thailand Pass in QR code format. A PCR test is carried out as soon as you arrive at the airport. Before departure, you must complete the reservation for the first overnight accommodation, Corona 19 test, and transportation between the airport and the accommodation.

It is also essential to install Mor Chana, a movement management app during your trip to Thailand. Masks must be worn at all times in hotel public spaces and public places such as swimming pools and beaches, and on the 6th to 7th days after arrival in Thailand, self-test using a COVID-19 kit. An official from a travel agency said, “As travel to Bangkok, a popular destination in Thailand, has become possible, and the number of charter flights in the winter season such as Chiang Mai is increasing, expectations for the resumption of travel are high.”

Singapore is expected to be able to travel without quarantine on designated flights for the time being. Currently, Korean Air (3 times a week), Asiana Airlines (3 times a week), and Singapore Airlines (6 times a week) have obtained permission for VTL-designated flights. You must reside in Korea for at least 14 days before entering the country, and you can travel for up to 90 days. Before departure, ▲ Vaccine Travel Pass (VTP, available from November 8) ▲ PCR test English negative confirmation (within 48 hours of flight boarding) ▲ Travel insurance (guarantee of over S$ 30,000 for treatment and hospitalization) should also be prepared in advance. The PCR test conducted at Changi Airport immediately after entry must be paid in advance, and the cost is 160 Singapore dollars (about 140,000 won). The Singapore Tourism Board is currently reviewing various travel support measures, including vouchers, for Korean travelers.

Meanwhile, Vietnam plans to resume international flights from the end of this year. According to VN Express, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) delivered a draft plan for the fourth phase of resumption of international commercial flights to the Ministry of Transport on October 22. The goal is to gradually increase the number of flights and regions, starting with the first phase of pilot operation in some tourist destinations such as Phu Quoc and Quang Ninh. In the first month, it operates once a day, attracting about 4,000 to 6,000 tourists, and in the second month, the number of flights will be increased to twice a day. CAAV aims to resume routes with countries such as Korea, China, Japan, France and Germany. However, the 7-day quarantine at the designated hotel is still mandatory as of October 26.

Reporter Eunji Lee [email protected]

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