The Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) chaired by Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha has approved the Tourism Authority of Thailand, TAT’s three-stage roadmap. These 3 stages of reopening the tourism plan will lead to no quarantining for foreign tourists on arrival in 5 main destinations in Thailand from October.
Tourism will reopen in 6 major tourist destinations of Thailand viz. Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga, Surat Thani (Ko Samui), Chon Buri (Pattaya) and Chiang Mai for the vaccinated foreign tourists. Phuket will be the first destination to lift quarantine from July onwards.
The vaccinated foreign tourists will be required to undergo a COVID-19 screening upon arrival in Thailand. This screening will include RT-PCR tests and will download the specified track and trace application. Point to note is that the vaccinated foreign tourists will be required to make all the arrangements of stay before their arrival, then only they will be allowed the entry.
The vaccinated foreign tourists will be required to carry a valid visa or re-entry permit, a Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate with a COVID-19 health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of US$100,000.
They will have to show confirmation of Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotel booking, and a medical certificate with an RT-PCR laboratory result depicting that COVID-19 is not detected and issued any more than 72 hours before departure. For further clarification the vaccinated foreign tourists can enquire at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in the home country.