Las Vegas Strip Reopens On June 4th As Governor Is Confident About Safety Measures

The Nevada Governor has informed the Gaming Control Board that he is confident about reopening the state and therefore the city of Las Vegas on June 4th, 2020.

With life returning to the city, owners and operators of Casino Hotels and Resorts are now working on a schedule which properties to reopen and which will stay closed for now.

China Likely To Extend Restrictions On International Flights Until October 1, 2020

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After several airlines had announced to restart their China flight services and even sold tickets for flights, signals are coming that the government will extend the current restrictions until October 1, 2020.

Currently China allows only highly restricted air traffic of one flight per week, per route/airline which makes it difficult to operate a proper schedule.

Las Vegas Moves To Open For Business, Casinos Opt To Modify Their Gaming Floors For Distancing

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Las Vegas has been dark for it’s first time in history since mid March and the city is now slowly moving to re-open their vast businesses including Casinos where visitors will notice significant changes.

As one of the first companies, Wynn has unveiled their plans to modify the gaming floor which will see elimination of popular tables games such as poker and craps.

Thailand Extends The Ban On Foreign Passenger Arrivals Until June 30, 2020

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Thailand has instituted a ban on all non-citizens arriving in Thailand since March 25 and the authorities have now extended this restriction until at least June 30, 2020.

Just two weeks ago Thailand has extended this restriction until May 31, 2020 so now they racked it up another month which means no foreigners will be able to enter the country even if they hold long term resident visas such as retirement, employment or the Elite visa.

Even Before Borders Reopen Thailand (Once Again) Considers THB 300 Tourist Levy For “Pandemic Insurance”

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An ever re-occurring topic is once again on the table of the Thai government: Charging Tourists an entry levy of several hundred Thai Baht, this time under the disguise of fighting Coronavirus.

Thsi time the discussion is about a mandatory THB 300 fee charged to every tourist in order to cover pandemic related expenses including an insurance coverage.

Thailand Extends The Ban On Foreign Passenger Arrivals Until 31st May 2020

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Thailand has instituted a ban all non-citizens arriving in Thailand from March 25 through April 30, 2020 and the authorities have now extended this restriction until at least May 31, 2020.

Even before this rule the country already tightened entry requirements requiring arriving passengers to have a medical certificate that they are not infected withCOVID-19 and proof that they have a travel insurance with a minimum of $100,000 in coverage.

Comprehensive List: All Frequent Flyer, Hotel Loyalty & Rental Car Status Extension Policies 2020-2021 (COVID-19 Relief)

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For a better overview we decided to create a comprehensive list for all airlines, hotels and car rental companies that are offering an elite status extension policy to their member during the COVID-19 period and beyond.

This list serves as addition to our regular articles and will be updated as the situation progresses and further announcements of companies taking such a step are publicly available.

Hong Kong Extends Border Entry & Transit Restrictions ‘Until Further Notice’

Hong Kong has just announced that they will extend their restrictions placed on entry and airport transit first put in place on March 25th until further notice.

Under these border control measures Non-Hong Kong residents will be denied entry into Hong Kong and passengers are no longer permitted to transit through Hong Kong International Airport.

Thailand Extends Temporary Ban On All International Flights Until April 18, 2020

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On Friday the Government of Thailand and CAAT Aviation Authority have decided to ban international flights to Thailand until midnight today but this has just been extended until at least April 18th 2020.

The initial ban followed an incident at BKK Airport after over a hundred arriving Thai passengers first refused their quarantine orders after which some simply ran away and others were eventually let go to their homes.

Overwhelmed Immigration Office In Bangkok Outsources Visa Extensions & Residence Reporting To Off Site Building

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Travelers in Thailand who are seeking to extend their tourist visa have to seek out their local immigration office and the Bangkok Immigration Division 1 was so overwhelmed during this last week that they now outsourced the processing to an off site building.

Yesterday I wrote about Indonesia granting all travelers an automatic extension for free but those familiar with Thailand already imagined that this is unlikely to happen there.

Indonesia Grants Automatic Visa Extension To All Visitors Who Entered The Country After February 5, 2020

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As many tourists in Indonesia (especially Bali) scrambled of whether to return home or try and extend their stay amid the Covid19 crisis the Indonesian Immigration Department has published a blanket policy.

Indonesia for a few years now has a visa exempt policy that usually (unlike a real visa/visa on arrival) can’t be extended, however the authorities have now come up with an emergency policy,

Farnborough International Airshow Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Emergency

Farnborough International Airshow is one of the largest aerospace trade shows in the world. On their 2018 edition, this biannual gathering brought 80,000 visitors in, with 1,500+ exhibitors and a staggering 196 billion US dollars in deals closed during the show.

This year’s edition promised to be a record-breaking one in terms of visitors and deals, but the organizers have decided to cancel the event due to the current COVID-19 emergency.

Las Vegas Is Going Dark: All of Nevada’s Hotel-Casinos & Nonessential Businesses Are Closed Until Further Notice

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In an unprecedented step of emergency measures Nevada’s Governor has announced that effective March 17th all nonessential businesses in Nevada are to be closed, resulting in Las Vegas’ first ever shut down.

This includes Hotel-Casinos that will be closed for a minimum of 30 days, as well as their buffets and restaurants until further notice.

Thailand Is Shutting Down Entertainment Venues And Public Services From March 17 – April 1, 2020 – Songkran Festivities Postponed

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Like many other countries, Thailand has just announced today that a 14 day mandatory closure of entertainment venues such as bars, cinemas, highly frequented places as well as schools.

Public services will be partially scaled back but remain available for locals to keep daily life as normal and basic requirements such as transportation and supermarkets as accessible as possible.

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