Thailand Reopening Schedule

Khao Lak, Thailand

Thailand is reopening its borders to foreign tourists, without the need to quarantine, for the first time since March 2020.

The reopening is planned in phases to ensure that all areas are ready to welcome back tourists – measures include minimum 70% vaccination of local population, low Covid-19 numbers and registered accommodation.

The schedule may change at any point depending on local factors – we will update whenever changes are made public.

Updated 21st July 2021


Phuket Sandbox

Fully vaccinated travellers from low and medium risk countries allowed to travel throughout Phuket.

Must complete a series of Covid-19 tests during stay. Can travel elsewhere in Thailand after 14 days.

Charming Chiang Mai

Initially planned to be restricted to Mueang, Mae Rim, Mae Tang and Doi Tao Districts in September

Further details not yet available.

Samui Plus

Fully vaccinated travellers from low and medium risk countries allowed to visit Surat Thani islands – Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

Hotel only for first 3 days, then allowed to explore rest of islands. Covid tests required can travel elsewhere in Thailand after 14 days.

Pattaya Move On

Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Sattahip District – area hoping for a limited re-opening in September although increasing Covid cases may delay plans.

Further details not yet available.

Bangkok

Bangkok metropolitan area scheduled to reopen in October.

Update 15th July: Due to rising Covid cases in Bangkok opening is likely to be delayed. Still hoping to open in 2021.

Andaman Sandbox

Phangnga and Krabi provinces hoping to reopen as an extension to Phuket sandbox from 1st August.

Travellers would need to spend 7 days in Phuket before a furthe 7 days in Andaman Sandbox.

Further details not yet available.

Buri Ram

Buri Ram – Mueang District and the Chang Arena. September opening planned as part of a Sealed Route programme.

Further details not yet available.

Hua Hin Recharge

Hua Hin and Cha Am scheduled to reopen on 1st October.

Further details not yet available.

Rest of Thailand

The plan includes the opening for other areas of Thailand who have reached full inoculation of at least 70% of the population and 100% of the service sector and have an administration centre in association with the Tourism and Sports Ministry and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

TAT are currently looking at the possibility of an earlier re-opening for some island locations including; Koh Lan, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri and Rayong.

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