Covid-19: the Latest on Southeast Asia

As 2021 dawns, the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop in Southeast Asia. Many countries are preparing to receive their first vaccine shipments, and a few have already started distributing them.

EU donates €350 million to fight Covid-19 in ASEAN countries

EU mobilises €350 million to assist the ASEAN region in fight against the coronavirus

Thailand sees new COVID-19 cases drop below 20 for 4th consecutive day

According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thailand has seen under 15 new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) today, or below 20 cases for the fourth consecutive day.

Thai Cabinet approves Measures to Ease Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Thai government has approved Phase Two of a series of financial and fiscal relief measures to mitigate the negative economic impact on employers and employees in the sectors most affected by the outbreak of COVID-19

COVID-19 could cut 30 million jobs in the tourism industry in Asia

The coronavirus epidemic is putting up to 50 million jobs in the global travel and tourism sector at risk, with travel likely to slump by a quarter this year, Asia being the most affected continent

Thailand suspends visa for citizens of 21 countries

The 18 countries are Bulgaria, Bhutan, China (including Taiwan), Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, and Vanuatu.

Thailand announces new measures against COVID-19 spread from arrivals

Strict screening of people entering Thailand by land, air and sea is enforced in order to control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with particular emphasis being put on people arriving from China, South Korea, Italy and Iran.

Qatar bans travellers from Thailand

Qatar joins the UAE and Israel in banning travellers coming from Thailand