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Help me plan our first trip to Southeast Asia!

Old Feb 15th, 2020, 09:39 AM
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Yes, ability (and willingness!) to come up with Plan B (C, D...) on the fly very important for good travel. I would be a bit worried about Hong Kong, hope it works out and you stay healthy.
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Old Feb 15th, 2020, 07:30 PM
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Glad that you're having a great time even with the health issues and the Wuhan virus situation.

I agree as to having a plan B/C/D if possible. I remember years ago when I was all set to go to Bangkok, but then the Yellow Shirt protestors took over the international airport and shut it down and many were stranded. It had recently reopened by the time I was to fly there, but I wasn't taking a chance as I couldn't chance it possibly happening again and thus be stuck there and not get home in time to go back to work. So, I went into Plan B mode and in a short period of time, flew off to Argentina instead which was a trip that had been planned for that upcoming summer instead of December/January. By the time I got home from Argentina, Thai Air had refunded me 100% of my airfare.

Happy Travels!
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Old Feb 16th, 2020, 01:38 AM
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Sorry to hear of how your plans were adversely affected and that you had to bite some losses but its great to hear your plan "B" and how you made the best of it.

Upset tummies do happen. I had a day recently of raging "Delhi Belly" with emesis and diarrhea but it was short lived. What was puzzling is we ate only home cooked, drank bottled water that had then been boiled so who knows how it happened but that's life. Thank God it wasn't more.

You do seem to be making the best of it! Bravo!

Larry

people overlook the most common cause of transmission of viruses & bacteria, that is hand to mouth.
Your own hands touch a lot of unpleasant stuff during day's tourism and it isn't hard to see how you can infect yourself with either a virus or bacteria.
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Old Feb 16th, 2020, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by khunwilko View Post
people overlook the most common cause of transmission of viruses & bacteria, that is hand to mouth.
Your own hands touch a lot of unpleasant stuff during day's tourism and it isn't hard to see how you can infect yourself with either a virus or bacteria.
True. We were careful but who knows. Could have been bad food too. In any case it was short lived.
Thank you.
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Old Feb 18th, 2020, 07:39 PM
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It was not 20 quarantined in Danang, but 12, including 7Chinese and 1 Czech. All have been released. As of today, 16 cases of the virus in Vietnam, proportionally LESS than in France (12 cases out of 66 million inhabitants) than in Vietnam (97 million). INFINITESIMAL risk, the Viet Government took strong measures starting end of January, including banning all flights between China and Vietnam starting 1 February (later lifted for Hong Kong flights), a very courageous decision considering that, in 2019, there was 1.5 million Chinese tourists in the country.
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Old Feb 24th, 2020, 07:47 PM
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Latest news about Corona, and only good ones, from the today's newspaper Le Courrier du Vietnam : the 16 cases in Vietnam ot out of the hopital, no new case since 15 days and the article adds (I quote) : "European tourists continue to flock to Vietnam"
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Old Apr 6th, 2021, 11:14 PM
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The latest Corona news from Vietnam are ; very few new cases, immediately taken care of ; no new deaths since mid-2020 (35 victims).and people living in Vietnam can travel throughout the country . On another side, the borders are still closed to foreign visitors (they were closed on 22 March 2020) except diplomats and officials, experts, investors, and skilled workers , many touristy-sites hotels are closed, ; in Hanoi, all the best restaurants are closed except 2 or 3, some for good, because of high rent . There are talks about the Government opening the borders to vaccinated foreign tourists in September, but absolutely nothing certain.
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Old Apr 9th, 2021, 09:35 PM
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The latest Corona news from Vietnam are ; very few new cases, immediately taken care of ; no new deaths since mid-2020 (35 victims).and people living in Vietnam can travel throughout the country . On another side, the borders are still closed to foreign visitors (they were closed on 22 March 2020) except diplomats and officials, experts, investors, and skilled workers , many touristy-sites hotels are closed, ; in Hanoi, all the best restaurants are closed except 2 or 3, some for good, because of high rent . There are talks about the Government opening the borders to vaccinated foreign tourists in September, but absolutely nothing certain.
Thanks for the update. Hoping to be allowed in (without quarantine) in November.
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Old Apr 10th, 2021, 01:21 AM
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I think the main problem will be going to multiple countries and meeting all their visitor regulations.
You also need to confirm that the countries you intend to visit are permitting visitors from your country. This may change as Covid figures in your home country change and the viral strains change.
I would thoroughly recommend subscribing to your home country's "Vaxport" system.
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