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COVID-19 Situation Update

Though we strive to have the most up to date information on our website, this page is for informational purposes only. Please always ensure to check with your local government agencies and the government bodies of your planned destination before any travel.

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Last Updated: August 10th 2020

Following the December outbreak of novel coronavirus – now officially termed ‘Covid-19’ – our global team have been closely monitoring the situation and in response activated a number of additional measures to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. At this time, there is no need to be distressed; rest assured that the Discova team are on the ground to manage any changes. 

We have activated prevention measures such as improved hygiene facilitation and enabled our Incident Response Team so that our staff and customers are supported 24/7. We are working to ensure these procedures are complied with not only on Discova operated tours but also where we have to use third-party suppliers.

Recent measures put in place by Discova 

Discova guides, drivers, airport reps and in-destination hosts may be wearing masks for protection.

All guides, drivers and vehicles will have hand sanitiser on hand. Additional hygiene measures have also been put in place to ensure our vehicles are properly sanitised every day. 

Incident response process has been put into place 

Tours will avoid wet markets where there may be raw meat or livestock. If this is unavoidable, our guests will have the option to opt out of that part of the tour or to take extra precaution in wearing masks and using hand sanitisers. 

There is no need to be alarmed, however, everyone should take the necessary precautions to avoid infection and the spread of false information. There has been a large amount of misinformation spread both on and offline. We encourage you to monitor the WHO situational updates which may be found here for the most up-to-date and accurate information.

Tips for Travellers  

At this time, we recommend that travellers consider taking general precautions to minimise their risk.  

• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. 

• Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

• Stay away from public areas and seek medical assistance if you are sick. 

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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Our countries at a glance

Country
International Flights Available
Foreigners Allowed Entry
Shops Open
Restaurants Open
Bars Open
Domestic Travel Available
Schools Open
Vietnam
No
No
Limited
Limited
Limited
Yes
Limited
Singapore
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
China
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Limited
Yes
Yes
Thailand
Limited
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Limited
Limited
Cambodia
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Limited
Yes
No
Costa Rica
Limited
No
Limited
Limited
Limited
Yes
No
Dominican Republic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Limited
Limited
No
Hong Kong
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Indonesia
Limited
Yes
No
No
No
Limited
No
Japan
Limited
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Laos
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Malaysia & Borneo
Limited
No
Limited
Limited
Limited
Limited
Limited
Mexico
Yes
Yes
Limited
Limited
Limited
Yes
No
Myanmar
No
No
Yes
Yes
Limited
Yes
Limited

Vietnam

China

Hong Kong

Japan

Singapore

Thailand

Cambodia

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Indonesia

Laos

Malaysia & Borneo

Mexico

Myanmar

Travel Advice

Due to the constantly evolving situation we strongly recommend checking official travel advisories prior to travel. These can be found using the links below or through your national government website.

UK

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Travel advice 

US

US State Department International Travel Advice 

Australia

Australian Government Smart Traveller

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