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Cambodia Visa fee increases

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Visas for foreigners entering Cambodia will increase by $10 on 1 October. Tourists will pay $30 upon arrival, with business visas increasing to $35. The ministry said it was to keep in line with visa costs in other neighbouring countries and was the first increase since 1997. E‐visas will increase ...

DAN Introduces New Travel Insurance Plans

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Divers Alert Network, the leader in dive safety, has introduced two new travel insurance plans to the scuba diving and travel communities. Based on DAN’s 30+ years of emergency travel assistance experience, these plans have been redesigned and offer enhanced levels of coverage to provide protection for unforeseen travel events. ...

Thailand visa extensions approved

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

The Thai military government has announced that foreign tourists to the country can now extend their free 30 day visa’s to 60 days once in Thailand. Hurray!

Sabah Sea Curfew Extended again

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The curfew on the East Coast of Sabah, involving the area starting three nautical miles from shore until the international borders with the Philippines, has yet again been extended to 2nd September 2014. However, it will be now only be a 10-hour daily sea curfew from 7pm to 5am. This ...

Burma Begins Trial Run for Online Tourism Visas

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Burma’s Ministry of Immigration and Population this week began a trial period for an online tourism visa application system that is due to be fully implemented next month. During the trial run, applicants are required to fill out an online visa form, verify that all the information entered is correct and ...

Sabah Curfew Extended

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The curfew on the East Coast of Sabah from dusk to dawn (6pm to 6am), involving the sea area starting three nautical miles from shore until the international borders with the Philippines, has been extended to 17th Aug 2014. This encompasses an area of some 121,270 sq miles. The length ...

New air routes between Phu Quoc and Singapore, Cambodia

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Starting from 1 November 2014, Vietnam Airlines will launch 2 new international routes from Phu Quoc airport to Singapore and Cambodia. The first route to Singapore will carry 2 flights a week and the second to Siem Reap will carry 3 flights a week.

Phuket’s beaches get a clean up

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Thailand’s ruling NCPO (National Council for Peace and Order) has put operations in place to clean up Phuket’s beaches. 

The country’s largest island and a huge magnet for tourism, Phuket has suffered from squatters occupying its beaches with sunbeds, umbrellas and tables, while setting up stalls to sell various items to ...

Police Arrest Man Attempting to Sell Turtles to Bali Restaurants

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

(7/19/2014) The Bali Police have arrested a man captured trying to sell 17 protected green turtles (chelonia-mydas) to Denpasar restaurants. According tot, under arrest is a man named Sangkalan, captured when police inspected a van he was driving on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai in Sanur on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Police ...

Increase in price for Indonesia Visa

Friday, July 4th, 2014

The Indonesian Immigration office has announced and implemented an increase in Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) fee starting on 3rd July 2014 at any international airport or official seaport in Indonesia.  The price for a seven-day visa-on-arrival has been set to $15 from the initial $10, while the price for a 30-day visa-on-arrival ...

Thailand Curfew Lifted

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The whole of Thailand is still under martial law, but the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has now lifted the curfew from the entire country. The NCPO established the curfew - which initially was for between 22:00 and 05:00, then later reduced to between 00:00 and 04:00 - on ...

Further relaxing of Thailand’s curfew

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has announced the lifting of the nighttime curfew in 17 provinces and 15 districts in three further provinces with immediate effect. The provinces are Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Tak, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Sukhothai, Mae Hong Son, Uttaradit, Phrae, Nan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Roi Et, Loei, ...

Thailand Curfew – 3 more locations exempt

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Thailand's nighttime curfew has been lifted in seven (7) more major tourist destinations: Hua Hin, Cha-am, Krabi, Phang Nga, Hat Yai, Koh Chang and Koh Phangan with immediate effect, as announced by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). This latest announcement brings the total number of major Thai ...

Koh Phangan Full Moon Party exempt from Curfew

Friday, June 6th, 2014

The lifting of the curfew in Thailand has been extended to Koh Phangan for the famous Full Moon Party this month, scheduled to take place between the 9th-13th of June. Let revellers revel!

Thailand Curfew reduced, lifted in tourist spots

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The curfew in Thailand, put in place by the Thai military junta, has been adjusted to 1am-4am in all provinces except for Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui where the curfew has been lifted entirely. This has been done in order to alleviate inconvenience in these tourist hotspots. Whether you agree or ...