Incoming travellers from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia are set to benefit from the nation's latest reopening announcement.
In an announcement on 21 October (Thursday) 2021, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has shared catalysed plans to reopen the nation's borders, by allowing quarantine-free travel into Thailand for fully-vaccinated visitors from 46 countries/territories, effective 1 November 2021.
Visitors from the following 46 countries/territories will be allowed quarantine-free travel into Thailand:
- Brunei Darussalam
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Hong Kong
PM Prayut noted that this announcement has been made after consulting various parties, and urged the countries/territories on the free-to-fly list to equally make risk considerations on their end. He has also asked the Ministry of Health to speed up the vaccination process further in the nation.
The following are the rules that visitors from the approved countries/territories must follow to avail quarantine-free travel into Thailand:
- They must have resided in the eligible countries/territories for at least 21 consecutive days prior to travel.
- Must wait for RT-PCR test result at the hotel for one night or until a negative result is received.
- Fully vaccinated (at least 14 days prior to travelling).
- Accommodation - One night reservation at SHA+ or AQ hotel (payment confirmation is required).
- Pre-departure - Have a RT-PCR COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travellling.
- COVID-19 tests in Thailand - One RT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival (as listed above).
- Travellers will be responsible for the test fees, which are included in the hotel reservation.