What You Need to Know Before Visiting Thailand during COVID-19

June 09, 2021

Due to strict health and safety regulations and pandemic control protocols, Thailand has managed the COVID-19 viral outbreak quite well. This is what makes it an ideal destination to start if you are planning to safely travel amidst the pandemic. Here is what you need to know before you visit Thailand amidst the current circumstances.


Relative to its population and landmass, Thailand was one of the few countries in the world which had been victorious in bringing the outbreak under control, Through drastic and strict regulations, the nation managed and was successful in curbing the spread of the disease. With the pandemic under control and being a nation that predominantly relies on tourism, the country has now decided to re-open its borders for tourists from July. And the nation has announced that Phuket will be the first destination that will be open for vaccinated tourists with mandatory quarantine requirements from June.

Who can travel

Citizens of the UK, Canada, and the U.S are not required to obtain a visa, instead, they can get clearance at the airport. But, travellers from these countries are required to produce negative COVID-19 test results and are required to obtain a certificate of entry and quarantine once they arrive at the airport. Travellers from other countries can apply for a special tourist visa.

The Restrictions

All tourists who arrive in Thailand are required to produce a negative PCR test report that was taken not more than 72 hours after departure. They are also required to produce proof of an insurance policy that provides coverage for COVID 19. Once they arrive at the airport, they should also subject to a PCR test and they will have to quarantine for a total of 14 days at a government authorised quarantine facility.

Other Precautions

Even after your quarantine and obtaining clearance, travellers must obey and adhere to globally accepted and local health and safety guidelines. For your accommodation one should choose to stay at properties that follow strict pandemic protection protocols. Bangkok city hotel properties the likes of Pathumwan Princess Hotel have a multitude of safety measures in place just to ensure that you would have a safe and memorable vacation experience.