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To Our Mad Monkey Community,
As we all continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the global closure of borders and travel very closely, we wanted to reach out and share the actions and message of Mad Monkey.

 We are doing everything in our power to keep our hostels, kitchens, and bars safe and clean —  for YOU, our team members, and the community at large for as long is legal and responsible. We are committed to delivering the trusted Mad Monkey experience, whether that is a safe space or an available communication resource in this ever changing environment.
Operations and team members will proceed to closely following the latest guidance from the CDC, WHO, local governments, and public health agencies. We recommend you to use the following health advisories in kind for personal hygiene and medical advice.  Also, as fellow citizens of the world and visitors abroad, please be conscious and compassionate of the heightened stress during these times and be respectful of local culture and advisories.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.who.int/westernpacific/emergencies/covid-19
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 
We are prepared to navigate these challenging circumstances with everyone’s safety of movement in mind. As travel restrictions evolve by the minute, we recognize that the best resources we can recommend are the up to date news outlets in the areas in which we operate. Accordingly, please visit the below links for the most recent and relevant travel advisories and restrictions for Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, and Thailand. Please also check our DAILY Instagram story @madmonkeyhostels for the most up to date information regarding temporary hostel closures or disruptions, along with pertinent information. 

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With onward travel in flux, you may choose to stay in one place and extend your stay in one of our open locations. Please speak to our teams digitally or in person at reception to understand the package rates that may be available to you in the event you choose to or must remain abroad. We will maintain our exemplary customer service and our core values, most notably family spirit, and be here to make this period as safe, hospitable, and hopeful as possible.
Thank you for being a loyal Mad Monkey and together, we will get through this trying time and continue to embrace the madness!
Sincerely,
Mad Monkey 

Mad Monkey

For all South East Asian Travel Advisories:

https://www.aseanbriefing.com/news/coronavirus-asia-asean-live-updates-by-country/

AUSTRALIA:

https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronavirus-covid-19
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

CAMBODIA:

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703066/cambodia-detects-35-cases-of-covid-19-infection/
https://cne.wtf/

INDONESIA:

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/03/17/covid-19-indonesia-suspends-visa-free-policy-expands-ban-for-people-from-worst-hit-countries.html

LAOS:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-03/17/c_138884685.htm
https://laotiantimes.com/

PHILIPPINES:

https://cnnphilippines.com/  
https://www.rappler.com/nation/254884-coronavirus-cases-philippines-march-17-2020

THAILAND:

https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1880525/thailand-reports-30-new-coronavirus-cases

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Mad Monkey is Southeast Asia’s leading hostel operator — born in Cambodia with more properties in Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Laos, and the Philippines. We pride ourselves in creating meaningful and sustainable travel experiences for our guests, whilst promoting socially responsible tourism.