According to The PC Agency’s chart, which used data from October 24, Vietnam is the safest country of them if you’re after sunshine (but only if you can get in).
Vietnam has a rate of 0.0. However, according to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) the country has currently “suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals, except for a small number of diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers.”
For now, it’s uncertain when Vietnam will open its borders to tourists again.
Thailand comes close with a rate of 0.1. However, at present “only certain categories of foreign nationals are permitted to enter or transit Thailand,” said the FCDO.
The country recently introduced a new “Special Tourist Visa” programme but only visitors from low-risk countries can apply at the moment – and the UK is deemed high-risk.
Fellow Asian country Singapore has a slightly higher rate of 0.9 but, as with its neighbours, won’t yet admit international travellers.
It’s understood to be exploring ways to safely open its borders but when it will do so for Britons is not known.
Next up is Malaysia, with a higher rate of 18.0. However, entry to Malaysia for all British nationals is prohibited although there are some exemptions (who will still have to quarantine for 14 days in a designated Government facility and pay the costs).
The country is reportedly planning to reopen its tourism by the first quarter of 2021.
Published at Mon, 26 Oct 2020 04:01:00 +0000