Test and Go update: Quarantine-free travel to Thailand
Are you looking for another great journey? Thailand is officially open to foreign visitors. If you are fully vaccinated, you are eligible for quarantine-free travel to Thailand regardless of nationality or country of origin. Travelers from all countries and territories are warmly welcomed.
In the heart of Southeast Asia’s mainland, Thailand has become one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It is also known as the Land of smiles. Given its unique culture, stunning nature, historical sites, and massive shopping malls, there are so many things to do in Thailand that you could spend the entire day and night immersed in the country’s rich street food culture. No matter how many times you visit, you will always find something fresh and surprising.
If you plan on visiting Thailand during this pandemic situation, here are the things you need to know and expect.
One of three re-entry options is The Test and Go program that is now updated and available for anyone from all countries and territories who wants or needs to visit Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules will apply to anyone traveling to Thailand after March 1, 2022.
Under the Test and Go program, fully vaccinated visitors are not required to stay in a mandatory quarantine, with the required prepaid accommodation decreased to one night and the COVID-19 tests reduced to one RT-PCR and one self-ATK. In addition, the health insurance coverage has been lowered from US$50,000 to no less than US$20,000.
We would be delighted to assist you in organizing a stressless vacation so that you can make the most of your trip to Thailand. Here are five steps to add to your trip checklist.
1. Prepare your Passport and figure out the Visa you need
As with any other foreign trip, you must prepare your passport, determine the type of visa required, and apply for it.
2. Book a Flight and Hotel
If you long for a cheap flight ticket to Thailand, Traveloka offers 24-hour customer assistance to guarantee you get the help you need here. The website has a great user experience, and allows you to effortlessly search for flights with just a few clicks. For the hotel, you must book and pay for a stay on Day 1 at an approved SHA Extra Plus hotel or AQ Hotel in advance including the fee for 1 RT-PCR test, 1 ATK self-test kit and airport transfer.
3. Purchase a COVID-19 Insurance
You will need to get COVID-19 insurance that fits Thai government requirements which covers medical costs up to a minimum of USD $20,000 for the entire duration of your stay in Thailand. Thai citizens and foreign nationals with Thai social security cards or confirmation letters from Thai employers are free from this requirement.
4. Apply for the Thailand Pass
All visitors must apply for the Thailand Pass. Visitors are required to register at least 7 days before their departure date. Please go to tp.consular.go.th/ and register by completing your personal information on the Thailand Pass registration page and uploading required documents such as a copy of your passport, a copy of your valid visa, and COVID-19 travel insurance.
5. Get COVID-19 test and prepare the documents for your flight
Once you have obtained the Thailand Pass, you must prepare the following documents for your trip to Thailand. These documents must be presented to the airline before departure. A medical certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, issued no more than 72 hours before departure is also needed.
More information on travel restrictions can be found by clicking here.
Why should you pick Thailand as your next travel destination when there are almost 200 countries to pick from? From its beautiful world-class beaches to its exotic cuisine, Thailand has become one of the world’s best places to visit. There are countless reasons to visit the Land of Smiles, but we have narrowed it down to the top three.
From its simple street food to sophisticated dining at fancy restaurants, Thai food is flavorful and very diverse. Visitors should never have to eat the same dish twice. It combines sourness, sweetness, bitterness, saltiness, and a bit of spice.
Visitors will notice that the cuisine changes with the location. You may sample high-quality food from street vendors or dine at local restaurants for delectable meals. Thai cooking classes are an excellent option if you want to bring the tastes home with you.
2. Beautiful Beaches and Nature
Are you sick of chaotic cities with busy traffic? It will be much more enjoyable to appreciate the beautiful white sandy beaches, crystal blue water, and breathtaking sunsets while holding a coconut in your hand. Thailand has a reputation for having world-class beaches with over 3,000 kilometers of coastline to choose from. There are many different types of beaches in Thailand, ranging from quiet and laid-back to wild and chaotic partying. You may enjoy your relaxed life in Thailand not only on the beaches but also in the lush jungle mountains.
3. Culture and Festivals
Thailand has a long history of dynasties and royal families, which you can learn about at museums and historical sites. Visit some of the temples, shrines, and pagodas to immerse yourself in Thai culture and learn more about the religion.
Thailand never fails to delight its thousands of visitors with stunning festivals that highlight the country’s heritage and traditions. Each month brings a new chance to participate in one of these festivals, which you may add to your itinerary for your next trip.
One of the most fun and famous festivals in the country is Songkran Festival, also known as the Water Festival. It takes place in April, with a three-day nationwide water fight. Water guns, buckets, or whatever you could find to splash water on people and become soaked from head to toe. April is just around the corner! What are you waiting for?
Be prepared for an incredible adventure, as this Southeast Asia’s treasure, is truly one of the most amazing and welcoming countries in the world. Thailand will never disappoint you. More fun and remarkable experiences await you here. Grab your passport and head to Thailand.