Confirmed Changes To Thailand Test and Go Programme

Following the announcement of the relaunch of the Test & GO “quarantine-free” programme from 1st February we now have more details of the plan which includes an additional confinement day. In the previous incarnation of Test & GO travellers would complete a PCR test on arrival and would have to wait at an approved SHA+Continue reading “Confirmed Changes To Thailand Test and Go Programme”

Thailand Quarantine Free Travel To Return

Authorities in Thailand have today announced that the Test & GO scheme, suspended prior to Christmas, will be reinstated from 1st February. Test & GO had seen visitor numbers increase in the seven weeks since it was introduced at the start of November. The scheme allowed fully vaccinated visitors to travel to Thailand without havingContinue reading “Thailand Quarantine Free Travel To Return”

New Thailand Sandbox Zones Could Be Created

Yesterday we reported that the suspended Test & GO programme could be reinstated soon and now there are reports that the Sandbox programme could be expanded. When Test & GO was suspended just before Christmas it left just the Phuket Sandbox as route into the country without undergoing a full quarantine. The Sandbox scheme wasContinue reading “New Thailand Sandbox Zones Could Be Created”

Could Thailand Test And Go Make A Rapid Return

There are reports coming out of Thailand today that the Thai government is considering reinstating the Test & GO programme, less than a month after it was suspended. Test & GO, which allowed fully vaccinated travellers from 63 countries to visit without quarantine requirements once they had completed an initial arrival PCR test, was suspendedContinue reading “Could Thailand Test And Go Make A Rapid Return”

Three New Sandbox Destinations Open But Omicron Spreads In Thailand

Phang Nga (including Khao Lak), Krabi (including Ao Nang and Phi Phi islands) and Surat Thani (Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan only) have all today been added to the Phuket Sandbox in Thailand, welcoming tourists despite increasing cased of Covid-19 in the country fuelled by the Omicron variant. Fully vaccinated tourists can nowContinue reading “Three New Sandbox Destinations Open But Omicron Spreads In Thailand”

Thailand Sandbox Extended But Test And Go Suspension Continues

Thailand has announced that the quarantine-free Test &GO scheme suspension is extended indefinitely but that further Sandbox destinations will be added from 1th January. Test & GO allowed fully quarantine-free travel to fully vaccinated travellers from more than 60 countries and was seen as the key measure in the relaunch of tourism in the country.Continue reading “Thailand Sandbox Extended But Test And Go Suspension Continues”

Thailand Relaxes Restrictions And Extends Tourism Pilot Zones

Officials in Thailand have announced that the remaining maximum Covid control zones will end and that the number of tourism pilot zones will be extended. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today announced the measures that will see the end to “Red Zones” from 16th December. Restaurants in red zones were prohibited from servong alcoholContinue reading “Thailand Relaxes Restrictions And Extends Tourism Pilot Zones”

Could La Niña Ruin Return Of Tourism In Southeast Asia

A number of experts are predicting that another La Niña will happen over the coming months which could have a significant impact on the weather conditions throughout Southeast Asia, potentially impacting on the number of tourists visiting the region just as borders start to reopen in the region. What Is La Niña La Niña isContinue reading “Could La Niña Ruin Return Of Tourism In Southeast Asia”

Good Bad And Ugly Of Thailand Tourism Return

There is growing confidence in some circles that the return of tourism to Thailand will be a succesful one, helping to boost the economy. Others are not so confident however and issues are being reported. The Good TravelDailyNews is reporting that the volume of hotel bookings is rapidly increasing. Booking numbers are now 54% ofContinue reading “Good Bad And Ugly Of Thailand Tourism Return”

Thailand Confirms Massive Tourism Changes

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have today confirmed that Thailand will welcome fully vaccinated foreign visitors arriving by air from 46 countries with no quarantine requirements from 1st November. Main picture Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand credit Amazing Thailand. The announcement also includes a reduced US$50,000 Covid-19 medical cover requirement (reduced from US$100,000. The launchContinue reading “Thailand Confirms Massive Tourism Changes”

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