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Thailand opening for tourism 2022: Latest update

by Mia N
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Thailand reopening is going to happen as it intends to end Covid quarantine prerequisites for completely vaccinated visitors from at least 10 low-risk nations from 1 November (including the UK, China, Germany and the US). This applies for a number of key cities.

1. Infection situation in Thailand

covid situation in Thailand

The nation has been recording in excess of 10,000 positive diseases daily since July. As of October 26, the country has reported 7,706 new cases, considerably decreasing in comparison to previous days. This thanks to the fact that Thailand has fully vaccinated around 57% of its almost 70 million people. 41% of the population has received two dose.

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.

While Thailand is an example of overcoming adversity with regards to fighting the infection, its economy has suffered a lot because of the pandemic. Before the pandemic, Bangkok was the world’s top tourist destination among urban areas. In April, all approaching flights were restricted. The IMF assessed that the economy all in all will contract by around 8.5% and more than 8 million Thais would lose their business. Hence, reopening the tourism is necessary for Thailand’s economy.

2. Is Thailand opening for tourism 2022? Latest Updates

October 17 – Thailand reopening for low-risk countries on Nov. 1

To encourage more international vistors to visit Thailand, the government has chosen to drop its obligatory 14-day quarantine for guests from generally safe nations. In the primary stage, visitors from the U.K, Singapore, Germany, China, and the U.S. won’t have to serve quarantine at the time being. More nations would be added on Dec.1.

“Today, I ordered the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and the Ministry of Public Health to jointly consider [lifting the quarantine mandate] within this week,” said the PM. 

September 24 – Thailand plans to reopen 5 new destinations being postponed until November

The reason behind this delay seems to be the insufficient vaccination rates each local government needs to achieve in order to get a reopening approved.

The five affected provinces that were scheduled to reopen are Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, and Bangkok.

September 10 – Thailand to reopen Bangkok and other “key” tourist cities in October

Like other key cities, Thailand authorities have told Reuters the public authority will somewhat resume the most visited areas of Bangkok in mid-October.

The new program would duplicate the “Phuket Sandbox” scheme. According to that, travelers who has been vaccinated fully will need to receive several tests in order to entry Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya, and Chiang Mai, said government representative Thanakorn Wangboonkongchan.

More insights regarding the arrangement are expected to be delivered soon.

Source: Reuters

3. Entry requirements

Below are the lattest requirements for visitors who want to enter Thailand:

  • Present proof of vaccination (only WHO-approved vaccines are valid) 
  • Purchase health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment up until USD $100.000
  • Show proof of a negative PCR test result taken no longer than 72 hour prior to departure.
  • Arrive from one of the countries approved by the CCSA where they should have stayed for more than 21 days.

Notice that different conditions apply depending on the travelers’ destination. Please consult with the local government about the specific restrictions and check this useful travel restriction.

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