1) Thailand current situation
2) Thailand domestic travel restrictions
3) Thailand international travel restrictions
4) Current requirements for entry
We are all itchy to travel to our favorite destinations, yet, being safe while doing so must go on top of our priorities. Give this a read to find out the current situation in Thailand, how the latest COVID-19 situation will affect your plans, and whether it’s really safe to travel to and around Thailand. Thailand Current Situation All you need to know about the domestic situation in Thailand as of 8th July 2020.
Thailand has announced the fifth phase of relaxing restrictions starting the 1st of July. Which states allowing entertainment businesses and activities to resume normal operations starting 1 July 2020, next to businesses that have granted permission to reopen during phase 1 (3 May), phase 2 (17 May), phase 3 (1 June), and phase 4 (15 June). Operating businesses
Convention and exhibition facilities, shopping malls, community malls, and department stores are reopening within normal operating hours with a time limit until 22.00 Hrs.
Supermarkets and convenience stores are reopening within normal operating hours.
The selling of food and beverages in restaurants, hotels, and food parks is allowed past midnight. However, selling alcoholic drinks is only allowed during certain hours (11.00-14.00 Hrs. and 17.00-midnight).
Pubs, bars, karaoke bars can reopen until midnight, however, sales promotional activities remain prohibited.
Massage places can reopen within normal operating hours as specified by the law.
Gaming and Internet cafes can resume operation at certain hours.
127 of 155 national parks have reopened from the 1st of July under the supervision of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP). Visitors are required to pre-register their visit up to 15 days in advance via the mobile application, QueQ, to help limit the number of people in the parks and ensure a safe environment.
“All reopening activities and businesses are subject to the measures of the government’s disease control. Moreover, business operators and customers must comply with the social distancing rules and must use the Thai Chana online platform for checking in and out.” ______________ Thailand Domestic Travel Restrictions
Local traveling is now fully allowed
Health screening measures at airports, trains, and bus stations are currently in place at boarding.
Temperature is checked and health forms have to be filled in order to allow easy traceability in the event a coronavirus case is discovered close to you along your journey.
In such event, the local authorities might contact you and guide you to the nearest Covid-19 test center to get you tested.
The current testing tool used in Thailand is by swab. Finally face masks are mandatory on all planes/airports, buses/bus stations and trains/train stations at boarding and during all the traveling time. ______________ Thailand Travel Restrictions for International Visitors Coronavirus travel restrictions in Thailand (Updated July 6th, 2020)
The Thai Government has determined a set of travel rules associated with its reopening for international visitors. These rules are implemented through three continuous phases. The first phase (Active)
Restricted to allowing the entry of the following specified categories: passengers with Thai family members, business travelers, investors, skilled workers, as well as students and teachers.
This phase would include 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival. The second phase (Active)
Allowing the entry of medical treatment seekers.
This phase would include 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival. The third phase
Reopening the country to global tourism.
According to the latest promising changes; the situation is expected to change after the 31st of July while ensuring the safety of citizens and travelers.
The quarantine upon arrival policy is still implemented while a plan to conduct a fast track Covid-19 test at Suvarnabhumi airport is in progress. ______________ Current requirements for entry
A “Certificate of Entry” must be acquired by all permitted travelers from their local Thai embassy or consulate.
Entry requirements may vary between groups of permitted passengers, and may include:
-A fit for travel health certificate
-Medical insurance that covers COVID-19 medical examination and treatment
-A negative COVID-19 PCR test that has been done not later than 72 hours before departure
-The 14 days quarantine policy may also be implemented.
Please make sure to regularly check your local embassy or www.traveldoc.aero
to have access to the latest entry requirements from your country of departure as rules varies from one country to another.