Thailand Reopens Six Provinces to Foreign Tourists

Thailand reopens six provinces. In fact, it is a three-step programme, and it targets travelers that have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Included are popular destinations such as Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Krabi, Pattaya, and Phuket, COVID-19: Thailand has revealed a three-stage roadmap to  reopen six of the country's provinces. And these six provinces are home …

Canadian Family Survives Quarantine!

COVID-19 Moving a family of four to another country is never easy. But despite numerous delays, a long flight, and a lengthy layover, a Canadian family survives quarantine thanks to determination, flexibility, and a can-do attitude. And don't forget to advocate for yourself!  The Back Story Peter Davison is Chief Coffee Drinker at Canada-based PJD …

Adding Structure Makes Quarantine Bearable

COVID-19 A expatriate quarantine survivor says adding “structure” makes quarantine more bearable. Get properly dressed, do some work, exercise, spend “virtual” time with friends and family, and read or watch TV.  "To put it in a nutshell: plan your day!" The Back Story Anette is an expatriate who has been living in Singapore for 6 …

Singapore Hotel Offers Safe Environment for Business Meetings

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COVID-19: A hotel targeted at international business travelers has opened at Changi Airport. This Singapore hotel offers safe environment to conduct business meetings in a contained space. While guests can stay at the hotel for up to 14 days, they cannot leave the "bubble". Hotel News Connect@Changi is a newly opened business hotel that allows …

Australian Quarantine Survivor: Louise J. Tagliante

COVID-19: An Australian quarantine survivor advises bringing the right amounts of medicines and the right equipment for your work. Also, she suggests adding important documents to dropbox, packing one business outfit for Zoom calls, and bringing your own coffee and coffee maker. The Back Story Louise J. Tagliante has been a Permanent Resident (PR) of …

Hong Kong Quarantine Survivor: Karen Lawler

COVID-19: Amid changing Government regulations, an American expatriate's well-laid plans are disrupted not once, but twice, as two confirmed reservations are nixed at the last minute, leaving her to scramble to find appropriate accommodation to spend 21 days in solitude.  The Back Story Karen Lawler, an American expatriate living in Hong Kong, is a Hong …

28-Day Quarantine Survivor: Donna Campbell

COVID-19: What would normally be a 3 and 1/2 hour flight turns into a four-week "adventure" for a 28-day quarantine survivor relocating from Macau to Bangkok. Check out how this senior PR executive maintains her sanity in this fascinating Tale of Two Cities! The Back Story Following 7 years in Macau, PR Executive Donna Campbell …

How to Survive Hotel Quarantine (in a Pandemic)

COVID-19: As the global COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, a growing number of people around the world face the following dilemma: how to survive hotel quarantine. Keep reading for tips on booking the right room and some of the things you should pack! Background Initially, travelers returning home during the COVID-19 pandemic could quarantine …

Top 10 Hong Kong Quarantine Hotels

As thousands of people return to Hong Kong for the holidays, the government has implemented new regulations to combat COVID-19. Among them is a requirement that arrivals will have to quarantine at one of 36 approved hotels. COVID-19 Except for travelers returning from China, all travelers arriving in Hong Kong must quarantine in a hotel …

Disneyland Expansion Loses Out to COVID-19 Quarantine Facility

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Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong government nixes plans for major expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland. The decision was made owing to 'current economic conditions', the government says.  Will the site will be used for a COVID-19 quarantine facility instead? Why Did Disneyland Expansion Lose Out? There was a  20-year option to develop a massive site …