One of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia is Thailand. With the pandemic, Thailand closed its borders and also announced a strict block that hit the country with enormous losses. As one of the tourist-oriented places, Thailand's most important GDP came from tourism and, by blocking and closing the borders, has burdened the country with enormous debt.
As the countries return to normal, Thailand opened its borders again on July 1st. However, not everyone can visit Thailand as there are certain rules and restrictions.
The Thai Tourism Authority (TAT) governor said recently: “We need to examine the country of origin (the visitor) to see if their situation has really improved. Finally, we need to see if our own entrepreneurs are ready to accept tourists under the "new normal".
Tourists can expect minor changes from July 1 as the country plans to open its borders to visit certain categories of tourists.
Phase 1: business travelers, investors, skilled workers, people with Thai family members, teachers, etc.
Phase 2: medical tourists
Phase 3: General tourists.
With a ban on airliners since April 3, Thailand is returning to normal and has relaxed restrictions. Commercial flights can be operated at six international airports in the country, including Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Chiang Rai and Suvarnabhumi. However, not every tourist can visit them in phase 1 of the commercial flights.
The list of people admitted in phase 1 includes
1) Thai nationals
2) Persons with an exception or persons who are considered, admitted or invited by the Prime Minister or the head of the persons responsible for the resolution of the state of emergency, if necessary, to enter the Kingdom.
3) Non-Thai nationals whose spouses, parents or children are Thai nationals.
4) Non-Thai nationals with a valid residence certificate.
5) Non-Thai nationals with a valid work permit.
6) Crew members who need to travel to the country on a mission.
7) Non-Thai citizens who are students and have been approved to visit by the Thai authorities.
8) People in diplomatic missions, consular matters, international organizations, government officials and foreign government agencies operating in Thailand
9) Non-Thai nationals seeking medical care in Thailand, however, do not include medication for Covid-19.
10) Non-Thai nationals admitted to the kingdom through government officials.
All travelers visiting Thailand should follow strict airport measures and comply with the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine at their own expense. Freight, return and humanitarian flights will continue to fly in and out of the country.
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