Thailand waives quarantine requirements from 1st November 2021

UPDATE: The Thai government has added a number of countries to the list, making the total number of countries that can travel to Thailand without quarantine to 63, according to Bangkok Post.

Over the recent months, the Thai administration has been vigilantly progressing towards a reopening of the country.

The world has been intently watching to see when exactly The Land of Smiles will allow international travellers to visit without having to undergo a mandatory quarantine period.

Just this evening, the Prime Minister announced that from 1st November 2021, vaccinated travellers from 10 nations will be able to visit Thailand quarantine-free.

Here are the details.

Recent articles by The Smart Local, Thailand:

Vaccinated travellers from 63 countries can enter Thailand without undergoing quarantine

On 11th October 2021, Thai Prime Minister Chan-o-cha announced that vaccinated international visitors from 10 “low-risk” countries will be able to enter Thailand from 1st November 2021 without any quarantine requirements.

As written in The Nation, these countries include:

Update: The list has since expanded to include 63 nations, as published by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The list includes:

  1. Singapore
  2. The United States of America
  3. Germany
  4. China
  5. France
  6. Japan
  7. The United Kingdom
  8. Laos
  9. India
  10. Myanmar
  11. Cambodia
  12. The Philippines
  13. Indonesia
  14. Vietnam
  15. South Korea
  16. Sri Lanka
  17. Taiwan
  18. Israel
  19. Australia
  20. New Zealand
  21. Spain
  22. Hong Kong

The government has stated that so long as visitors flying into Thailand are able to provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated as well as a negative Covid-19 test taken before their arrival, they will not be required to undergo quarantine.

Furthermore, the administration is looking to expand the list over December 2021 and January 2022.

Alcohol to be served from December 2021

In the same announcement regarding quarantine-free travel into Thailand, the government provided an update on dining in.

Prime Minister Chan-o-cha stated that the administration is looking to permit the consumption of alcohol in dining establishments from 1st December 2021, according to Reuters.

Stay tuned for updates

It seems that the past couple months have been filled with new announcements regarding Thailand’s reopening.

We’re hopeful that the situation will continue to improve.

Cover images adapted from: Carina Hofmeister via Pixabay

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