Thailand is open to tourists from all countries from November 2020. PCR test and mandatory 14-day quarantine are required on arrival and all visitors must apply for a travel VISA.
Additionally, all non-Thai arrivals will need to prove they are covered by private health insurance in case they get sick when in the country.
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Thailand is welcoming travelers from all countries as long as they obtain a Special Tourist Visa. Australia, US, UK, and Canada citizens can visit the country without acquiring a visa, they will still need to apply for a certificate of entry and agree to quarantine upon arrival. (Source)
Vaccination campaigns are to start on February 14. The country has had some difficulties stocking and approving the use of certain vaccines. (Source)
From December 17, the entry restrictions to Thailand are eased for visitors from 56 countries including the US, France and Australia. Nationals of those countries don’t need to apply for VISA but they still need a PCR test and undergo 2 weeks quarantine at the hotel or resort.
In the near future, this decision might follow up with additional testing and shortening the quarantine. (Source: channelnewsasia.com)
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Purchase health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment up until USD 100.000
Show proof of a negative PCR test result
Undergo a 14-day quarantine.
Impact of COVID-19 in Thailand
While Thailand is a success story when it comes to battling the virus, its economy has greatly suffered due to the pandemic.
Prior to Covid-19, Bangkok was the world’s top tourist destination among cities. In April, all incoming flights were banned. With tourism halted, it is estimated that up to 60% of hospitality-related businesses would close by year-end.
For those not into crowds, Thailand offers beautiful natural spaces. With 1,500 miles of coastline, there are beautiful beaches and great diving to be found here.
For those who come for its history and culture. There are ruins dating to the ancient Siamese kingdom, and over 40,000 temples to explore.
One main attraction is the nightlife in places like Bangkok, Phuket, and Pattaya, ranked as the best places for LGBTQ tourists.
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Thailand is a top tourist destination. The country offers so much, from a bustling nightlife to serene beaches and flavorful foods rich with spices.
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