Can you travel to Thailand from November 1st, 2021?
Can you travel to Thailand from November 21? It depends on where you come from, and how long you stayed there before your trip to Thailand. But the answer may well be a yes. Take a look at the link here. List of Countries approved to travel to Thailand from November 1st 2021?
Thailand has recorded more than 18,000 deaths and over 1.8 million cases of Covid-19 as of October 21. The country is currently easing out of its worst wave since the start of the pandemic, with Covid-19 cases now declining.
On average tourism accounts for ca. 20% of the Thailand economy and in some areas like Phuket for more than 90%, so it is good news for all of us, who love to visit Thailand and the country itself.
On November 1, Thailand will allow vaccinated international travelers who have resided in one of 46 countries and territories for at least 21 days to enter without quarantine. Approved countries and territories include Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, the UK, the US and Hong Kong.
The full list can be found on the Thailand Ministry of Thailand´s Foreign Affairs website List of Countries approved to travel to Thailand from November 1st, 2021. Link to list of allowed countries from November 1st.
Earlier information on travel to Thailand related to Covid 19 (2020 to 2021)
Latest news on Can you travel to Thailand is a big question. It depends on Thailand´s policy and regional openings or not, and it depends on the country you are coming from. So check local travel rules carefully. And your insurance. It may be possible as this article suggests based on Thai travel authorities to go to parts of Thailand, but please double-check, before you go. Things may change from week to week. It may well be more openings even. However, that said, things are looking much brighter, read this guide.
Phuket welcomes the first tourists again, but how?
The island of Phuket welcomes the first tourists under the so-called Sandbox program, especially the vaccinated travelers who do not need to quarantine. Phuket’s longstanding popularity among tourists around the world makes it an ideal destination to restart Thailand’s tourism industry. After Phuket, other places like Samui, Krabi, Phang Nga and Chiang Mai are planned to soon follow.
The Thai Ministry of Tourism, says “The reopening of Phuket signifies a crucial step forward in the revitalization of Thailand’s tourism industry with the island serving as a pilot destination. It is indeed wonderful to be welcoming visitors once again, and they can rest assured that their safety and well-being is of utmost importance to Thailand.”
1300 hotels, restaurants, activities, attractions, shops now have obtained safety certificates in Phuket
Much has been done safety-wise in the lead-up to the Phuket Sandbox launch such as the Thailand Safety and Health Administration or SHA certification scheme that was introduced in May 2020, which is certified by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). This means in brief, you can choose hotels, restaurants, etc. that are certified to guarantee your safety as a visitor.
There are currently well over 1300 hotels, restaurants, activities, attractions, shops, and other venues and businesses across Phuket that are SHA certified, meaning they have the required safety and hygiene measures to control COVID-19.
More and more of these are also becoming SHA Plus certified, meaning that at least 70% of their employees are fully vaccinated.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said, “It is with great pleasure we can now welcome the world back to Phuket. Fully vaccinated visitors can once again enjoy the famed beaches, warm hospitality, and many other attractions that have made Phuket one of the world’s favorite destinations.”
Major airlines, including Etihad, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International (THAI), are flying direct to Phuket from cities like London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore.
Stay tuned here at www.traveltalk.travel to get the latest updates and travel with care.