Khiri’s update on the latest news on entry requirements to all our destinations

Travel to Asia is back!

All the countries in which Khiri operates are open for travel for vaccinated travellers. No test is needed for entry to Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. For the time being, only Myanmar still needs travellers to take a test before departure. Vietnam is also open for unvaccinated travellers under the same conditions as vaccinated travellers.

See below for details of the individual destinations. As regulations can be quite detailed for children and the unvaccinated, it is recommended to check with Khiri Travel in such cases. Visa procedures may have changed (in particular visa on arrival procedures), so also make sure you have the latest information. Ensure you check transit destination requirements as they may differ from your final destination.

Cambodia

Travellers are only required to show proof of full vaccination on arrival to enter the country. Children under the age of 18 travelling with their parents are given the same vaccination status as their parents.

You are no longer required to have a negative PCR test prior to travel. A rapid test on arrival is no longer required and there are no quarantine requirements. Insurance (that also covers Covid) is not mandatory but is of course strongly recommended

Visas and other travel tips
The Visa on arrival program has been reinstated or you can obtain a visa prior to arrival online at https://www.evisa.gov.kh/

Send your enquiries to [email protected]l

Indonesia

Entry to Indonesia is possible through arrival in Bali. There is no more mandatory quarantine or testing required for fully vaccinated travellers. Children under 18, accompanied by parents, do not need to show proof of vaccination. Masks are no longer mandatory outside.

Visas and other travel tips
42 countries are allowed to enter Indonesia using Visa on Arrival (VOA) for IDR 500,000 (USD 35). The visa is valid for 30 days and can be extended for an additional 30 days.

The eligible countries are South Africa, United States, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Denmark, Philippines, Finland, Hungary, India, England, Italy, Japan, Germany, Cambodia, Canada, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Norway, France, Poland, Qatar, New Zealand, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.

The following documents are needed to get a VOA:

  • A return ticket or a ticket to another country
  • A passport with a minimum of 6 months’ validity

Send your enquiries to [email protected]

Laos

Travellers are only required to show proof of full vaccination on arrival to enter the country.

Visas and other travel tips
You can obtain a visa prior to arrival online at https://laoevisa.gov.la/index while the Visa Upon Arrival will be reinstated at some entry points. Please check with Khiri Travel before travelling.

Send your enquiries to [email protected]

Maldives

All vaccinated travellers are welcome into the Maldives with the following conditions:

  1. A negative PCR for Covid 19 taken no later than 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation en route to the Maldives
  2. A confirmed booking at a hotel/s for the entire duration of the stay
  3. A completed Health Declaration Form completed within 24 hours of travel – https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd

Detailed information here: https://visitmaldives.com/en/covid19-updates

Send your inquiries to [email protected]

Sri Lanka

For fully vaccinated travellers, there are NO pre-arrival testing requirements and NO quarantine on arrival. Covid insurance is mandatory and can be obtained online.

Visas and other travel tips
Before travel, ensure you have a visa, insurance, and health declaration filled out. All can be done online.

All visas must be applied for online at www.eta.gov.lk.
Visit portal.pionline.lk/covidinsurance to pay for mandatory COVID-19 local insurance cover – $12 for a policy of $75,000 up to a period of one month (including children below 2 years).
Visit airport.lk/health_declaration/index and fill out the Online Health Declaration Form individually and obtain the QR code. A separate form should be submitted for each of the accompanying children.

For further details: https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/

Send your inquiries to [email protected]

Thailand

The country is open without the need for any test before departure or on arrival for fully vaccinated travellers, or those with proof of recovery.

Visas and other travel tips
Before travel, ensure you have applied for the  Thailand Pass. This is a free online process where travellers register by uploading the following documents in jpg format:

  • Passport information page
  • Thai Visa (if required)
  • Certificate of Vaccination/vaccination QR code
  • Insurance with minimum coverage of 20,000 USD. The policy explicitly needs to show it covers Covid. Insurance options are linked on the page

Send your inquiries to [email protected]

Vietnam

Vietnam has lifted almost all restrictions. Vaccinated or unvaccinated, all travellers are welcome.

Visas and other travel tips
Vietnam visa exemption for up to 15 days has resumed for citizens from Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK & Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Poland amongst others.

Tourists from other countries can proceed through the same visa process that was in place pre-Covid.

Send your enquiries to [email protected]

Myanmar

Myanmar announced this week (19 May) that it is now issuing tourist visas again. However conditions are far more stringent than for other Khiri destinations:

Travelers must have the following documents:

A certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 at least 14 days before arrival to Myanmar, with one of the following vaccines which has been approved by the Ministry of Health (MOH). Vaccine Certificate must be attached to the application:

CoronaVac (Sinovac Biotech Ltd.)
AstraZeneca or Covishield (AstraZeneca & University of Oxford/SK Bioscience (Korea) /Siam BioScience/ Serum Institute of India (SII))
Pfizer- BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or Comirnaty (Pfizer Inc., & BioNTech)
Janssen or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson)
Moderna (ModernaTX, Inc.)
Sinopharm or COVILO or BIBP-CorV (Beijing Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd)
Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) (Gamaleya National Research Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology)
Sputnik Light (Gamaleya National Research Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology)
Covaxin by Bharat Biotech
Myancopharm by Ministry of Industry, Myanmar
Nuvaxovid (NVX-CoV2373) vaccine, Novavax Co.,Ltd
(Children under 12 years old are exempted from this requirement, if they travel with fully vaccinated parent(s) or guardian(s). The name of vaccine, country and date(s) of vaccination must be clearly stated in the certificate, along with the particulars of the travelers according to their passport.)

A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival to Myanmar must be presented at the airport health counters. (Children under 6 years old are exempted from this requirement. The negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result and the date of the test taken must be clearly stated in English, along with the particulars of the travelers according to their passport.)

Inbound Travel Accident Insurance Policy with COVID-19 coverage purchased from Myanma Insurance. Insurance Certificate must be attached to the application. (Detailed information can be obtained at the Myanmar Insurance’s website www.mminsurance.gov.mm and the insurance can be purchased online at www.mminsurance.gov.mm/inbound-travel-accident-insurance.)

Travelers must present a printed copy of each document mentioned in the paragraph 1 to airline staffs upon check-in before boarding the aircraft destined for Myanmar as well as to the respective airport health authorities upon arrival to Myanmar.

Travelers must submit a Health Declaration Form to the respective airport health authorities upon arrival to Myanmar. (A legal action will be taken against a traveler, if he or she provides any incorrect information in the Health Declaration Form.)

Travelers shall be subject to a thermal screening and necessary health check to be conducted by the respective airport health authorities, upon arrival to Myanmar.

Travelers must undergo a COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) at the place designated by the Ministry of Health and airport authorities and must bear the cost of 15,000 MMK.

Travelers who have obtained Online Visa are who are foreigners shall not be allowed to take relief flights.

Travelers shall report to the respective health authorities if they have developed signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during their stay in Myanmar. (Contact details of the respective health departments can be obtained from the designated hotels.)

Travelers shall be immediately isolated and taken to a hospital or treatment center or hotel designated by the MOH as per health protocols, if they are found to be symptomatic of COVID-19 or they are tested positive for COVID-19 during the RDT test.

If the result is negative, travelers are allowed to go about their activities.
Travelers must strictly follow the instructions made by the respective health authorities. Any breach will result in legal action in accordance with the existing laws and procedures.

The stipulations are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 situation.

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