Thailand is not open to visitors from all over the world. According to reports, visitors will have to undergo PCR test and mandatory quarantine on arrival, and will also have to apply for a travel visa.
Reportedly, Thailand had already reopened its borders to travellers with work permits, residents, or those with family there. Now, the government has announced that travellers from all countries can visit, and can apply for new ‘tourist visas’ lasting for up to 60 days.
Following this scheme, international visitors from all countries will be required to stay for up to 60 days; however, they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days at an ‘alternative state quarantine’ hotel on arrival.
People who want to stay a little longer in Thailand can apply for a ‘special tourist visa’ that will also be available to those coming from ‘low-risk’ countries, such as China, Australia, and Vietnam. As per this special tourist visa, the tourists will be allowed to stay for up to 90 days, which can be extended twice, i.e., to a maximum of nine months.
All travelling to the country will be required to provide a negative test result from within 72 hours of arrival, along with a second test once they land. In case, any traveller tests positive, they will have to undergo quarantine for 14 days in a state hospital. You must also provide evidence of your health insurance.
Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations. In fact, in 2019, Bangkok was the most visited city as 38 million tourists visited the country. Tourism is one of the greatest contributions to the country’s economy.