The global travel industry is finally taking to the skies once again, thanks to the rising percentage of vaccinations worldwide. This turnaround in travel results from a global undertaking to fight against the novel virus until each and every citizen is safe. With the summer officially up and kicking, states started looking into resuming their tourism sector, especially after the destruction it faced in 2020.
What’s the Word in the Kingdom?
Fortunately, we’ve got some great news for travel enthusiasts. As of June 29, Phuket is officially accessible for the summer as outlined by the Thai Government. After spending almost all of 2020 stuck indoors, who wouldn’t be interested in the idea of spending the summer engulfed in the peace and beauty that Phuket delivers?
However, this doesn’t mean that travelers can bid adieu to all the safety precautions while in another state. The Thai Government has left no stone unturned in ensuring that opening their tourism sector doesn’t result in another spike in cases. Let’s take a look at these measures.
Measures Before Entering Thailand
- For at least 14 days before travel, travelers must avoid community places and risk areas.
- Only travelers from states approved by the CCSA and the Ministry of Public will be permitted to enter the Kingdom. So far, the government has approved entrance from only 66 countries and territories.
- Travelers flying in from these accepted states must have stayed there for at least 21 days, except for Thai nationals flying back.
Documents Needed to Enter Thailand
- Certificate of Vaccination of vaccines approved by the World Health Organization dated no less than 14 days before travel.
- Certificate of Entry.
- Medical certificate of up to 72 hours before travel certifying a negative result for the virus by RT-PCR method.
- Proof of payment of RT-PCR testing and accommodation.
- Medical insurance of $100,000+.
Measures While Arriving and Staying in Thailand
- Travelers must be checked for fever and screened for respiratory symptoms upon arrival in Thailand via direct flight. In indirect flights, both measures must be taken upon arrival at and departure from all airports.
- Travelers must download and maintain a government-specified tracking system to monitor symptoms during their stay in Thailand.
- Travelers must arrive directly at their accommodation via a special vehicle without stopping anywhere.
- Travelers must bear the expenses of and take the RT-PCR test at a government-specified center.
- Travelers must not stay overnight anywhere but their accommodation.
- If travelers visit Thailand for less than 14 days, exploring other parts of the Kingdom besides Phuket is prohibited. Travelers staying for more than 14 days are free to explore after the said period.
So, what are you waiting for? 2020 has been one hell of a year but, you still have a chance to make the most out of 2021 while keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. Now's the perfect time just to grab your laptop and book your next vacation!