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Article updated on: August 7, 2020

After several months of border closures in many countries around the world, governments are gradually reopening their borders and preparing to welcome travellers back.

As a local travel agency, we are in the best position to provide you with first-hand information about the situation on the ground. We are committed to providing you with official and transparent information.

In this article, we provide an update on the health situation and entry conditions in each of our destinations. The measures taken may be subject to change. This article will therefore be updated daily.

Our team remains at your disposal to accompany you and advise you on your future trips to Asia and the Middle East. Our objective is to make you discover our destinations in the best conditions and in complete safety.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information by email : info@atypiquevoyages.com

SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka is a safe country and managed the COVID-19 pandemic well. It has 2839 cases with a very low death rate (only 11 deaths).

The country has taken strict measures to curb the spread of the virus, including imposing a total curfew throughout the country. Since mid-May, life has gradually resumed. Some hotels and restaurants have reopened while respecting the instructions imposed by the government. Places of worship, national parks, and gardens are accessible again since June 15.

The reopening of borders is scheduled for August for all nationalities, but no precise date has been confirmed to date. However, strict entry conditions will be put in place in order to guarantee everyone’s safety and to avoid further spread of the virus on the island (PCR test, obligation to travel with a travel agency and to stay in COVID-compliant hotels). Contact our travel designers for more details.

VIETNAM

Vietnam is one of the countries that best managed the health crisis. 747 cases including 10 deaths have been recorded to this day.

Containment had been imposed for a few weeks throughout the country and a massive testing campaign was carried out. Travel within the country is now permitted. Public places, monuments, restaurants and museums had been reopened.

No date for the reopening of borders has been announced to date. Nevertheless, the government has announced a list of 80 countries eligible for an e-visa, this list includes France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain… This e-visa will cost 25 dollars per person.

MALDIVES

The Maldives have reopened the borders on 15th of July 2020 for resorts and 1st of August 2020 for inhabited islands.

There will be no PCR testing to be carried out prior to travel or on arrival. However, if travellers have symptoms of VIDOC-19, they will be subject to PCR testing.

However, given the health situation, travel to the Maldives remains inadvisable to date.

EMIRATS ARABES UNIS

The Emirates have taken strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus. To date, a curfew is still imposed between 10pm and 6am. Museums, hotels, shops and some restaurants have reopened in compliance with the barrier gestures. Beaches are inaccessible for the moment.

The country is still closed to travellers.

The borders will therefore gradually reopen and you will soon be able to travel again in Asia and the Middle East with Atypique Voyages. We will keep you informed of the evolution of the situation in each of our destinations. All our team remains at your disposal for further information.