For those who are interested in ordination in one of those countries, let's gather here news on their current border status, airport reopening, etc.
The two countries I'm interested in are Sri Lanka and Malaysia. I'd love to ordain either in Na Uyana (SL) or Sāsanārakkha (MLY). I contacted both monasteries and they are very receptive.
Here are their current status:
Status: closed. No date to reopen.
Source: https://menafn.com/1100702944/Sri-Lanka ... n-airports
The Government is currently working on measures to reopen airports in Sri Lanka at the earliest opportunity, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.
Minister Rambukwella told the weekly post cabinet media briefing held today that efforts to reopen the airports are being delayed due to daily developments with regard to the coronavirus pandemic.
Status: closed but they seek to reopen Phuket to foreign visitors on October 1.
Source: https://www.eturbonews.com/581041/thail ... october-1/
Thailand has announced that it will open Phuket to overseas tourists from October 1, but foreigners will have to comply with a mandatory two-week quarantine.
According to the reports, the head of the National Tourism Administration of Thailand, Yutasak Supasorn, indicated that the opening of the island is a rehearsal for the opening of the entire country. But the rules for entering the kingdom will remain very strict.
Map of Thailand highlighting Phuket Province
Status: closed. It will probably open in October.
Source: https://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2020/08/ ... e-october/
Myanmar’s aviation authorities confirmed recently, the ban on international commercial flights to and from Myanmar would extend to 31 August, but high ranking tourism officials now say international commercial flights might not resume until October.
Status: (sadly) closed until 2021.
Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/ ... ill-dec-31
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced that the recovery movement control order (MCO) to stem the Covid-19 pandemic will be extended to Dec 31.