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Asia trips and coronavirus

Discussion in 'General Asia' started by ChrisM, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. STIDVC

    STIDVC Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Somewhere on an island
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    So far its been very vague as the shutdown was poorly planned as well as sudden. I believe that currently there is a restriction to foreign nationals visiting Malaysia. Not entirely sure about the entire ban, its anyones guess ATM.
     
  2. stepfen

    stepfen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Greece
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    From today Sorong/Raja Ampat is no go zone for foreigners too (apart from residents)...
     
  3. jjmochi

    jjmochi Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Hong Kong
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    HK also imposing 14 day home quarantine for all foreign arrivals now - unclear if it applies to transit (probably does)

    I was also informed my Raja Ampat trip is cancelled, Sorong mayor is closing access to all foreign visitors - it has been announced in a local decree but they don't know when it starts/ends
     
  4. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Contributor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Taiwan
    1,441
    984
    Well for me in Taiwan, we now cannot travel to the following countries for non essential travel...


    Release Date: 2020-03-17
    The Central Epidemic Epidemic Command Center said today (17) that recent outbreaks in Asian countries outside mainland China have expanded to more than 10,000 confirmed cases. The number of cases continues to increase. Many countries have declared a state of emergency and adopted strict border controls. And quarantine measures; in addition, the recent epidemic situation in the United States has continued to rise. Based on the risk of infection from Chinese people to the local area, the command center announced that in addition to mainland China (including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea and Central Asian countries which have been announced to be ranked third, starting at 00:00 on March 19, the following 19 countries in Asia and 1 in Eastern Europe And the US 3 states ’tourism epidemic is recommended to be upgraded to Level 3 Warning:
    • Asia: Japan, Singapore, North Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and Maldives. (19 countries in total)
    • Eastern Europe: Moldova.
    • United States: Washington, New York, and California. (3 states total)

      EU UK and Dubai already added before.
     
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  5. STIDVC

    STIDVC Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Somewhere on an island
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    *Cries in Asian*
     
  6. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Contributor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Taiwan
    1,441
    984
    Well there are still direct flights to Palau from Taiwan.... maybe I should go there when things are better.
     
  7. hsinhai

    hsinhai Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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    Luckily we got some local good cheap accessible diving :)
     
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  8. STIDVC

    STIDVC Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Somewhere on an island
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    Main question, am i invited?
     
  9. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Contributor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Taiwan
    1,441
    984

    yeah but right now even in Taiwan who can go diving with me next week for say a 50 dive adventure?
    also it's not so cheap in Taiwan with a dive shop and most cannot provide the 3 - 4 dives a day trip I want. Most Taiwan divers I know also cannot do long dives as their are not very good on air.
     
  10. TabeaK

    TabeaK Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Jersey
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    Does anyone have some links to this - official announcements? I am currently going back and forth with our travel agent and liveaboard provider (mid April) - neither of them are flexible at all right now - nor have they officially cancelled the liveaboard.

    Also Indonesia has suspended visa on arrival from March 20th. It is unclear if one could obtain a visa for tourism purposes. :COVID-19: Indonesia suspends visa-free policy, expands ban for people from worst-hit countries
     

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