Visitors must stay in Phuket at least 30 days and they must stay in the quarantine for the first 14 days.
During the quarantine, they have to stay within the hotel’s premises ONLY. In order to leave a second PCR test will be required.
Phuket will be only opened to limited countries. It’s unclear which ones at the moment.
Thailand’s plan to start reopening Phuket to tourism on 1st of October was postponed again.
Thailand has reportedly launched anew long-term visa, aiming at long-staying visitors. As of October 8,tourists from low-risk countries will be able to visit for up to 9 months.
COVID-19 test requirements
Visitors are required to take a COVID-19 test before and after their quarantine. If they get negative results, they will be allowed to resume their trip.
In order to be granted access to the country travelers must,
Fill out a health declaration
Wear a mask at all times during their journey
Wear wristbands that have GPS tracking systems
Quarantine at their hotel for 14 days
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 flights into Thailand were banned. With tourism halted, it is estimated that up to 60% of hospitality-related businesses could 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.
Others come for the 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.
Be sure to check some luxury resorts for reopening deals!
Thailand is a top tourist destination. The country offers so much, from a bustling nightlife to serene beaches and flavorful foods rich with spices.
No wonder so many have it on the top of their bucket list when borders are open again.
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