Thailand Reopening – EXO Travel Blog


29 October 2021 UPDATE –

Building on the success of the Phuket Sandbox and up to date enhancements within the nation’s vaccination and an infection charges, Thailand has now made official its plans to reopen the nation. Although there are nonetheless some questions left unanswered (extra on these beneath), and it’s solely attainable that particulars could change, this can be a large step ahead in Asia’s path to reopening.

Starting 1 November, 2021:

Steps for ALL travellers:

  • Pre-arrival:
    • Register for a ‘Thailand Pass’ at by submitting required paperwork (beneath) previous to journey. After receiving affirmation of approval, friends will obtain their Thailand Pass QR code. The website will turn out to be operational on 1 November 2021.
    • Submit proof of full vaccination accomplished no less than 14 days earlier than arrival and proof of a adverse PCR take a look at end result inside 72 hours of departure to ThailandAnyone contaminated inside the earlier 3 months should submit a medical certificates of restoration and proof of vaccination no less than 14 days previous to departure to Thailand.
    • Submit proof of medical insurance coverage with no less than $50,000 of protection legitimate in Thailand, paid lodging and the included PCR take a look at(s)
    • Children beneath 12 years of age who’re travelling with mother and father are exempt from vaccination necessities. Vaccination and testing necessities for kids 12-18 are the identical as adults.
  • Arrival:
    • Present Thailand Pass QR code to well being officers previous to immigration procedures
    • Use pre-arranged transport from the airport to an SHA+ licensed lodge for no less than one evening
    • Undergo PCR take a look at on the lodge (youngsters beneath 6 years previous have a saliva take a look at)
    • Download MorChana, a contact-tracing app,  on the lodge
    • Wait for outcomes from the primary PCR take a look at upon arrival (as much as 72 hours, however usually lower than 12 hours).
    • Children 6-12 years previous should obtain PCR checks earlier than flying and on arrival, whereas youngsters beneath 6 years previous will obtain Saliva checks.
  • During Stay:
    • Wear masks in public locations besides whereas eating

EXO Travel can organize for inns, transfers and PCR bookings (day 1 and 6) and supply proof to undergo above website.

3 methods to go to Thailand relying on nation of origin and vaccination:

In addition to the steps above for ALL travellers to Thailand, the next protocol will likely be in place for travellers relying upon whether or not they or totally vaccinated or not, and whether or not their nation of origin is among the 46 ‘COVID-safe’ locations.

1. ‘Test & Go’ – for totally vaccinated travellers from 46 international locations (checklist beneath):

  • Arrive by air from accredited international locations the place friends have stayed for no less than 21 days.
  • No quarantine in addition to the primary day/evening at their lodge whereas ready for outcomes to come back again from the PCR take a look at upon arrival. If outcomes are adverse, friends are free to journey anyplace in Thailand.
  • 1st day/evening should be at an SHA+ licensed lodge inside 2 hours of the airport of arrival.
  • A self-test antigen package will likely be supplied for take a look at on day 6; end result should be inserted into the monitoring app.
  • The following are ‘low risk’ international locations eligible for ‘Test & Go’:
    • US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Lithuania, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Israel, Bulgaria, Chile, Iceland, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, UAE
  • Families with unvaccinated youngsters 12-18 years of age should take part within the ‘Blue Zone’ Sandbox scheme

2. ‘Blue Zone’ Sandbox – for totally vaccinated travellers from different international locations:

  • No quarantine in addition to the first day/evening at their lodge whereas ready for outcomes from their PCR take a look at upon arrival.  If outcomes are adverse, friends are free to journey anyplace inside the ‘Blue Zone’ they arrived in.
  • First 7 nights booked in the identical lodge in one of many 17 Blue Zones and switch booked with lodge
  • 17 ‘Blue Zones’:  Bangkok, Phuket, Surat Thani (Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao), Krabi, Phang Nga, Chiang Mai, Trat (Koh Chang), Rayong, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Samut Prakan, Loei, Ranong, Cha Am, Hua Hin, Buri Ram, Chon Buri.
  • After a 2nd COVID take a look at (ATK relatively than PCR) on days 6 or 7; free to discover all of Thailand.
  • Children beneath 18 years should not have to be vaccinated.

3. Alternative Quarantine – for travellers who usually are not totally vaccinated:

  • 10-day lodge quarantine on arrival + switch booked with lodge
  • Travellers ought to have the ability to take pleasure in some lodge amenities throughout the quarantine
  • Negative end result for the 2nd COVID take a look at (ATK relatively than PCR) on days 8 or 9 earlier than with the ability to discover the remainder of Thailand.

We anticipate that these questions and extra will likely be answered very quickly and can attain out with particulars as they come up.

Sandbox Scheme

Please word: Because particulars of the brand new plan are topic to alter all the way in which as much as the beginning date,  the data beneath displays circumstances as they’re at present, not adjustments which might be anticipated to come back 1 November. We will replace this part on 1 November when it’s clear that particulars are finalised. 

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