Informative letter from Catherine, Director of Mai Globe Travels Agency
I hope you and your family are safe and well during these difficult times. Tourism and travel have been hit hard by the pandemic, but, with time, we will be able to explore our beautiful globe again. In the meantime, the safety of our travelers and team is our top priority. We made sure that our guests on tour in the last few months enjoyed their vacations and returned safely to their home countries. With no guests currently, and to stay safe, our Sri Lanka and Vietnam teams are working remotely. We are here for you, working hard to help you plan future travel projects, develop existing itineraries, and, if necessary, help you adjust plans for trips affected by the pandemic. We may not be able to go anywhere right now, but we can plan our dream vacation for when we can.
The decision to travel or not will depend on travel restrictions, government regulations, and the recommendations of international health authorities. As of today, many borders are still closed, and our destinations have restrictions that do not allow entry to foreign travelers. If this situation continues, and affects your travel plans, we will work with you to postpone your trip (within 12 months from your departure date).
Borders of Sri Lanka and Vietnam are still closed. For now, we do not have a precise opening date. The Maldives are now open. Do not hesitate to consult us for the new measures related to the entry into the territory.
Travel will be possible again. In the meantime, dream, plan your vacation, rest and take care.
Thank you for your support and loyalty,
SITUATION PER COUNTRY (updated on 10/23/2020)
Sri Lanka’s lockdown was lifted on May 26 and life is slowly coming to a new normal. People are back to work, though working for home is encouraged when possible. Kids are back to school, with some classes in school and some classes online. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended in town, and is compulsory in stores, malls, restaurants, and offices. Temperatures are checked at many indoor venues, like restaurants and malls, and hand washing is required.
- Reported cases: 6287
- Recovered: 3644
- Deaths: 14
Vietnam still has its borders closed to travelers as they prioritize controlling the coronavirus. The government has been very successful at controlling the spread and keeping the number of Covid cases down. They’ve done so well that Vietnam only recently had their first few cases, after 99 Covid-free days. Masks, hand washing and body temperatures checks are required and the people are very compliant.
As of now, the pandemic is under control in Vietnam. The country reports very few cases and the authorities remain watchful.
- Reported cases: 1148
- Recovered: 1049
- Deaths: 35
The Maldives is opening its border and lifting travel restrictions starting from July 15, 2020. A conﬁrmed booking in a tourist establishment registered with the Ministry of Tourism, prior to travelling to the Maldives is mandatory. A negative PCR test report is mandatory for all tourist arriving from September 10 onwards. It has to be conducted within a maximum of 72h prior to departure to the Maldives.
- Reported cases: 11 358
- Recovered: 10 383
- Deaths: 37
Please consult and check the following link to see the real-time situation in other destinations.
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