Thailand Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Thailand – updated 16 November, 2020

Who can travel to Thailand?

Only a limited number of foreign nationals from specific categories are permitted to enter, and they are listed on the Thai Embassy website.

The Cabinet has approved long stay tourist visas. These Special Tourist Visas will allow visitors to stay for 90 days, and the visa can be extended twice, which comes to a total of 270 days in Thailand.

International arrivals with this special tourist visa will have to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days, must show evidence of a confirmed accommodation booking, and agree to comply with measures set by the Ministry of Public Health.

The visa is open to foreign nationals traveling from countries with low or no local COVID-19 transmission. A limited number of tourists per week will help give the government an idea on the level of risk. If the first few weeks of foreign arrivals complete their 14 days of quarantine without a positive case, the ministry may increase in the number of tourists per week at a later date.

Anyone who is eligible must contact their local Thai Embassy in their current location for more information.

Requirements to enter Thailand

Anyone eligible to enter must obtain a Certificate of Entry (COE) from their local Thai embassy or consulate. Your application should be submitted at least 10 working days prior to the intended date of travel.

Requirements may differ between groups of eligible travelers. Some measures include:

  • A Fit to Fly Certificate issued by the relevant authority, and a negative PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure
  • Proof of health insurance that covers COVID-19 medical examination and treatment up to US $100,000 minimum
  • Foreign nationals will undergo 14 days of mandatory state quarantine at a government-designated facility, or a facility under the Ministry of Public Health supervision at their own expense.

Important note: These travel alerts are general in nature, and we will not respond to any comments about specific personal circumstances. For information relevant to you, contact your local Thai embassy, consulate or airline for any updates on how these changes will affect you personally.

What to expect in Thailand

  • The Emergency Decree, which was introduced on 26 March, has been extended nationwide until 30 November. Thailand is relaxing restrictions in a phased approach
  • Protests are taking place – avoid large crowds of demonstrators, and find out what to do if you are traveling in a country experiencing civil unrest
  • Domestic travel has resumed, and passengers should expect health screening measures in place at airports when boarding trains and buses
  • Businesses must follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines
  • Face masks are compulsory on public transport and on flights
  • Follow the advice of local authorities, and stay up to date with local news to monitor the local situation closely. Check your government's travel advice before making any plans.

Wondering how your travel insurance might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? Find answers to some of our common questions about COVID-19.

State of emergency in Thailand due to COVID-19 – 26 March 2020

Thailand's government has announced it will be imposing a one-month state of emergency, starting Thursday 26 March, allowing it to impose stricter measures to control the coronavirus.

Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Thailand – 24 March 2020

On 30 January 2020, the WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that originally emerged in Wuhan, China. On Wednesday 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.

Starting 22 March 2020, all travelers both foreigners and Thai residents (regardless of countries they are traveling from) are required to present a medical certificate signed by a medical professional confirming no evidence of the coronavirus infection in the previous 72 hours, and evidence of travel insurance of no less than US$100,000 which covers COVID-19. Failure to meet these requirements will mean passengers are not permitted to board their flight.

On 21 March, the Bangkok Governor announced 26 venue types will be closed until 12 April. This includes shopping malls, restaurants, food halls and similar food consumption areas, hairdressers, swimming pools, golf courses, and arcades.

Supermarkets, stalls selling food and fresh produce, restaurant takeaway services, pharmacies and other business that sell essential goods are exempt from the guidelines. Provinces surrounding Bangkok will implement similar measures for the same period.

The Chaing Mai Governor implemented similar measures to be in place from 23 March until 13 April.

Follow the advice from the WHO: wash your hands consistently, maintain at least 3ft (1m) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing, and if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early (call before visiting your doctor).

Travel alert for Southern Thailand - 2019

On Tuesday 5 November, 15 people were killed by gunmen in one of the worst attacks Thailand has seen in years.

This serves as a reminder to all travelers that the region bordering Malaysia in Thailand's south is listed as "Do Not Travel" by many government travel advisories. This includes Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla.

Violence in this region is not new – thousands have been killed in southern Thailand since a separatist insurgency gripped the region in 2004.

If you are planning on entering Thailand via one of its land borders, read our tips here on which crossings are safe, and which borders should be avoided.

Tropical storm Pabuk - January 2019

Koh Samui Airport and other airports in southern Thailand are open however there may still be delays, so check with your airline prior to travel. Ferry services between the mainland and Koh Samui have resumed. The ferry service between Pattaya and Hua Hin has also resumed.

Thailand is preparing for Tropical Storm Pabuk as it makes its way westward into the Gulf of Thailand, where it's due to make landfall on Wednesday 3rd January in southern parts of the country and continue to cause damage until the 5th January. Popular tourist spots such as Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Krabi, Koh Lanta, Koh Tao and other islands will be impacted, with a high risk of heavy rain and coastal flooding.

The storm has already produced torrential rains and flooding in Vietnam and Cambodia. Meteorologists are continually monitoring the storm system as there are concerns it could gather strength in the Gulf and evolve into a cyclone.

Numerous beaches have been closed in the areas to be impacted by the storm system (often marked with a red flag). Follow all local warnings and signage regarding beach closures and do not swim.

Authorities have issued warnings to the public and all hotels, resorts and tour operators. Ferry services from the mainland to the islands and inter-island have been canceled. The ferry service between Pattaya and Hua Hin has been suspended until further notice due to high winds and rough conditions in the Gulf of Thailand.

Several airlines have canceled flights to/from Koh Samui and flights are also affected flying to/from Phuket and other airports in southern Thailand. Travelers are advised to check with their airline prior to departure.

Please check with authorities for more information, follow any official warnings and listen to local news reports to monitor the situation. 

Martial law

Travelers are reminded that a military junta is in charge of Thailand and martial law may be re-imposed in tourist areas at short notice. Martial law allows the authorities to make laws by decree, and to detain, arrest or deport people without reference to the judicial system. These powers are often given to local commanders – basically, the local police or army chief can make it up as he sees fit. Decrees made in one area may not apply elsewhere.

Death of the Thai King - October 2017

Travelers to Thailand are warned that circumstances had changed in the country following the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13th, 2016. The 88-year-old monarch was much loved and widely respected in Thailand, it's advised to show respect and sympathy to the Thai people. A year-long period of mourning has recently ended with a five-day funeral ceremony finishing on October 30th.

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71 Comments

  • Rose Noone said

    I am a middle aged lady and due to travel April 2-18 from Dublin Ireland to Bangkok and surrounding islands and I think it is wise for me at this time with the Coronavirus spreading to cancel my flights. I am also a solo traveller. Can you please help me to understand my rights and info on cancellation and refund if I'm eligible
    Kind regards Rose

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    • cindy baldwin said

      Last year we booked 4 premium economy flights to Thailand in November 2020 - travelling on to Cambodia. We are all in our 70s but have insurance. When is the best time to see if we can claim our money back - if it's too soon I assume the airline will say it's too soon to say we're not allowed to go & try to make us cancel with no refund?
      What redress has anyone re insurance claims if the fo say it's OK to go but at our ages......

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  • Akash said

    I am also want to travel in March 2 nd week but due to outbreak of corona ,cancelled my current trip to thailand and my advice is that please do not travel please think for other days but see thailand ,my drean country in all aspect.

    Go n enjoy in Thai , i am from india

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  • William E said

    I’m leaving from San Diego to Thailand next week and can’t wait!!

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  • Pramod Madhwal said

    I m traveling to bangkok in June 2020

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  • greg said

    Does this apply to passengers in transit?

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  • Srinandini Datta said

    Is Bangkok opening for tourism in June? I am planning for a trip to Bangkok from India with my boyfriend.

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    • AmeliaMcGrath said

      Hi Srinandini,
      I would err on the side of caution with planning any trips in the near future. My best suggestion would be to contact your airline if you have a trip booked already, or perhaps leave it to the last minute. If things to open back up in June, maybe flights will be cheap right beforehand?
      I wouldn't book anything now though.
      Cheers,
      Milly

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  • William Alford said

    Last week I booked a round trip ticket on a United/ANA code share from Seettle to Bangkok with a short connection in Yokyo Haneda for 401.00 US round trip This included all taxes, etc. The dates I booked were 7 June to 7 July. While I'm grateful to get such an affordable fare, the lack of information coming out of Thailand regarding what happens after May 30th, is maddening. It's fantastic that they're allowing hotels and restaurants to reopen, but how long will they remain open with no tourists? Thailand isn't really a destination that you decide to visit at the last minute. There's a significant amount of preplanning involved for most people. The current situation makes it impossible to plan anything in the short term. I don't think it's too much to ask for some more definitive guidance from Thailand on what happens after May 30th. I just don't want to find out on June 1st that I need a visa before I arrive and that I can't stay in the places I've booked. I have to assume ANA has permission from the Thai government to run that flight to BKK with arriving tourists or they wouldn't have scheduled it.

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    • AmeliaMcGrath said

      Hi William,

      It is certainly a very frustrating time for us all. Best to be patient and prepared for any last minute changes, and try to be flexible with your plans. Stay up to date with the latest news, and keep an eye on the Thailand tourism updates: https://www.tatnews.org/category/thailand-tourism-updates/

      I hope you have a safe trip. All the best.

      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Cas said

    Hi

    I booked a family holiday in January
    To travel to Thailand in August this year.
    2 adults 2 kids.
    Just wondering if anyone else has booked to go Thailand for this summer
    And do you think your holiday still might go ahead.
    I'm really looking forward to it & hope I can still travel. But if there is restrictions where we have to where masks all the time then I wouldn't go.
    It just wouldn't seem like a holiday especially for the kids.

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    • S Chan said

      Hi Cas
      I’ve done exactly the same as you and booked a trip in November for August. I’m supposed to be travelling to three destinations and an elephant sanctuary. Really looking forward to it but dont know if there will be restrictions or self isolation in which case there is no point in going. I’m going with my 4 children. I’ve cancelled some of my accommodation for now as they were refundable but there’s some accommodation that’s non refundable and also the flights both there and internal flights. I don’t know whether to cancel the elephant sanctuary trip and lose 10% or just wait and see. It’s all a bit frustrating.

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      • Melissa said

        I have booked for 1st 2 weeks Sept Bankok then chang mai then Koh samui, so looking forward to it as both our kids are going to Uni was going to be a big trip before they go. I have paid my balance yet which is due 27 June am holdingout at the moment am still hopeful we can travel but have just read in the telegraph that no internation flights until October! If anyone knows any different please let me know too ...I pray we all get on our much needed holidays

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    • Sarah Srisaeng said

      So sad its looking unlikely that we will be visiting family in August. Was due to be our first trip to koh samui since 2015! Just hope we get insurance payout so we can go another time

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  • Anthony brown said

    Hi I have just been issued by Thai airways my new ticket to Thailand for the 1st July i am uk citizen as you know I can’t get covid cover from uk to cover me in Thailand and their is know doctors cert either so will I be denied entry at airport do you have any advise in this matter thanks

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    • Charlie Lanck said

      Government announcement from yesterday: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166281-foreigners-allowed-to-enter-thailand-on-case-by-case-basis/?utm_source=newsletter-20200530-0704&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news

      You need $100,000 health insurance and will have to quarantine for 14 days. The tourism ministry is pushing for tourism to re-start but unlikely to let anyone from the UK, Italy, France, USA or other countries with high infection rates in for months though. I live in Thailand and don't know when travel within the country will be allowed. Not possible to even leave or enter the island we live on (Phuket) until 1st July at the earliest.

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  • Mohamed said

    Guys guys don't buy tickets yet airlines kind of will say anything to get money they in bad situation now we all must wait for Thailand government announcement nobody know anything yet maybe only three people knows when. all of us stuck we must wait and keep eyes on news and not CNN fake news only here and Bangkok post

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  • Hyder Syed Zulfiqar said

    Appreciated

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  • Stephen Hobson said

    Hi I'm due to travel to khon kaen in late October and early November from the UK I will be staying with y Thai family during this period do you think it is wise to do so thanks in advance

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  • Ken Knecht said

    I got to Thailand on March 21st for a 5 day trip and tomorrow is June 30th. The latest news is that Thailand "may" open in September. They are starting to let in rich travelers, those who will spend 30 days in expensive hotels on the islands, business travelers and skilled labor. There are only a handful of flights daily, mostly Korean, Asiana, Qatar, etc with others supposedly starting to fly here in middle of July but that, like everything else, is subject to be moved back. Air Asia has no flights at all until July 16th but again, they can move them back like they have every month since March. About 1/2 the hotels are still closed including Landmark, Marriott Marquis, Doubletree, etc. Some restaurants are open and some are closed, several for good. Parks reopened in May as they and the malls were closed for a month. You have to scan QR codes, and wear masks, to get into about everything. No bars are open as of today and even if they do (suppose to July 1st) there are lots of restrictions about no talking, no dancing, can't be within 6' of another customer, etc. I wouldn't even consider coming here until at least September. Nana and Soi Cowboy are totally closed for those of you coming for nightly entertainment and have been since March. Nok/Scoot Airline has liquidated and are no longer flying, totally out of business. Thai Airlines has filed for bankruptcy. I would highly recommend staying in your home countries and waiting until at least fall before even considering coming to Thailand. But, the rules change every day.

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  • Mohamed said

    Anybody know when Thailand will open? I mean for us not special cases

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Mohamed,

      I have just updated the information here to reflect the latest changes. International tourism won't be allowed until a later date (not yet specified), but 11 groups of Thai and non-Thai nationals are permitted to enter from 1 July - the full list is available here: https://thailand.prd.go.th/ewt_news.php?nid=9811&filename=index

      Keep an eye on the latest news, and when the entry ban is lifted for travelers, follow the advice of your government in case they have a travel ban on their own citizens.

      All the best,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Carole Baillargeon said

    J'aimerais savoir que mon voyage a Bankok en septembre 2020 aura lieu

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  • Jim Westerman said

    Have been continually rescheduling my return flight to Manchester on Emirates only to receive constant cancellations. Last attempt with Emirates online chat was offered late July but no guarantee.
    Due the constant misinformation from Emirates deciced rebooking one way on Qatar whom genuinely appear to be offering some semblance of flights operating has advertised.
    Understand need Covid-19 health certificates 72 hours prior departure.

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    • Amelia Brady said

      All the best for your upcoming trip, Jim. If you have any tips for travelers when you do arrive safely in Thailand, please share your experience with us here in the comments!

      Stay safe,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Chris strawbridge said

    Hi I have retirement visa valid untill 15 August have you any idea when I can come home to Thailand thank you chris

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    • James said

      I'm currently in Thailand where I've lived since 2007 under a type "O" non-imm visa , and want to travel to UK in August for return to Thailand in September. Understand that as of now with a valid type "O" visa and valid health insurance docs for minimum $100,000 cover you can apply at Thai Embassy in London for the required Certificate of Entry and Fit to Fly Certificate which , if approved , allows you to fly to Bangkok where you will do the mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated venue (hotel) at your own expense. Can anyone agree with this ?

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  • Max said

    Hi Amelia,
    from the latest news seems that travel to Thailand will be not easy also in August.
    But Europe from July start to accept Thai tourists.
    Do you know if a Thai national (with thai passport) can flight from Bangkok to Europe ( always on August) for just a leisure trip: without any problem, and without quarantine when back in Thailand? (Obviously with the usual rules visa etc etc.)

    Thank you

    Max

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Max,

      I will update the information in our alert to reflect this - thank you for flagging the August notice!

      Please check with your airline for the most up to date information for your circumstances.

      Cheers,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Sheila Kirwan said

    I wanted to spend a couple of weeks in a Thai monastery from 16 July ....the monastery have okayed it...but any idea if I would have to quarantine for 14 days ...I appreciate there may be no news yet ...don’t know if you know if there is any chance of it being ok or not...

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  • KarenC said

    My travel plans have me returning to Chiang Mai in November 2020, I live in Massachusetts where our numbers are way down for Covid19. I plan to be tested for both active Covid19 and antibodies. I spend three months in Chiang Mai each year to study Thai Metal arts at Wat Sri Suphan. If Boston remains in a flattened numbers state, what is the possibility that I can travel? Will I be required to quarantine in Bangkok, which I am happy to do.

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  • Al’s News said

    KarenC I really don’t think they will make a state by state evaluation on which USA citizen will be allowed entry

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  • Eileen sheridan said

    Can you keep me informed regarding entry to Thailand

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  • Razzamanaz said

    Wait until after July 31st. Current ban extends until then. They will either extend the current one or move into the next phase which should be limited tourism (pre 72 hour boarding COVID test) with the possibility of arriving there and being sent into a 2 week quarantine. Kinda risky if one of the immigration officials are having a bad day. I guess we will see in 2 weeks.

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  • nancy said

    hi i am planning to travel to thiland for medical tourism when that will be allowed ?

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  • David said

    I really hope they open soon. I work at sea and left my home and girlfriend on January 28th to go to work and have not been allowed back since. I am still stuck at sea because I cannot renew my visa and I cannot be granted permission to enter Thailand because I cannot be issued a visa due to working internationally and not being married. It is more likely that the decision makers have the virus than myself but I am still not able to travel with the proof of my isolation at sea. Prying for some good news on the 31st July

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    • James said

      Currently in Thailand having lived here since 2007 under a type "O" non-imm visa. Want to travel to UK next month with Thailand return in September. Understand that as of now you can get the necessary Certificate of Entry from a Thai Embassy abroad with a valid type"O" visa and valid health insurance docs for minimum $100,000 value , then once granted can get the necessary Fit to Fly certificate and once landed at Suvarnabhumi have to go into mandatory 14 day quarantine at a government designated venue (hotel). Does anybody agree with this ?

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  • Jeanline Pastrana said

    I’m from Philippines do I still need to go for quarantine? I have a boyfriend from Slovenia we want to meet there. Is he need too to go for quarantine also?

    Jean , thank you :)

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  • Michael said

    Jean, Depends on if Phils & Slovenia are included in "The Bubbles". See below.

    Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Thai Government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, told the media recently that the so-called “travel bubbles” will allow people from countries who have the same level of virus to visit without the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    He said travellers will need to have completed "health checks" before and after arrival as well as valid medical insurance. However, he did not give a date for the selective reopening, adding that talks over coming days between health and tourism officials will outline the next steps.

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  • DANIEL said

    Not worth the aggravation or money lost. Just stay in your home countries until this passes. I have been waiting since February to leave the USA to get to Thailand and my wife is a Thai National. Not worth it, save your money you will be glad you did because once its back to normal you will have the cash to spend .

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  • Art said

    I booked a trip to Bangkok on October 28th. It appears that the travel ban may be less restrictive then. Have any new guidelines been issued for August yet, and where would quarantine for 14 days if that is a condition of entry into the country?

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Art,

      Contact your airline for the latest information on restrictions and measures that apply to you. Depending on where your flight is departing from and what category of visitor you fall under, your requirements for arrival may differ to others.

      As the situation changes, stay up to date with the latest, as October is still a while off :)

      All the best,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Sadia said

    Hi, I am in Melbourne, Australia right now we are on stage 4 lockdown as we have been dealing with big numbers of Covid 19 cases since mid July..
    I was planning to take my family to Phuket this Christmas for a holiday , lucky I haven’t booked flights or accommodations, was planning to do that in May but things we not looking good and still doesn’t look good anyway..
    Any idea if everything is back to normal in Thailand? I know everything is in a mess right now everywhere around the works but we need to have some sort of our lives back to normal as this is insane...

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Sadia,

      Our travel alerts are based off official announcements from government travel advisories. Unfortunately, we don't have any information on what the future holds and can only provide information on what has been announced by official sources.

      The best thing to do is stay up to date with the news, sign up for alerts to let you know when travel to Thailand is possible – perhaps your airline will offer email alerts for this type of information, check their websites to see if this is available.

      All the best, and stay safe in Victoria!

      Cheers,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Neville Jones said

    Hi, Amelia.
    I am currently in Australia and have been since new years day, I am married to a Thai and I have a son over there too, My question is, I am allowed back in but I have heard I cannot get on Thai repatriation flights so I would need to fly on a commercial flight do you know which airlines are going to Bangkok right now from Sydney?.
    Thanks for any help. Regards Neville

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Neville,

      Contact your local Thai embassy to see if they are able to help you out, or try getting in touch with various travel agents who may be able to help out!

      All the best,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Nazia said

    Hey was looking to book 5 days in Bali (Nusa Dua) & 5 days in Phuket I was under the influence that Phuket was open to travellers (coming from the UK) also can I get some info of Bali what is the deal with tourism in either destination.
    Thank you in advance

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  • Hiba said

    We've booked to go to Thailand on the 31st of October before the pandemic, and now I'm crossing everything in hopes we can still go. Are new updates provided at the end of every month? We are based in the UK. I really don't want to move our trip to 2021 so trying to keep positive.

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  • Pail said

    We’re with you buddy! Been keeping us going the thought of going away, will be so gutted to change everything now.

    What’s more fustrating is not knowing anything, so you get all of your shots and buy the things you need and rush to get everything sorted a few days before or start now to be even more disappointed.

    Thailand is has been rated the safest place to be as of today, here in the UK we are seeing 1 death a day, really don’t understand why things are still the way they are, I doesn’t need to be this restricted (at this stage).

    Fingers crossed, they want us there as much as we want to be able to be there (economy-wise) - Just don’t know what will happen if we are forced to quarantine for 14 days, are you still able to get money back as technically you can still travel..

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  • Gianmarco Giunti said

    Hi Amelia and World Nomads crew,

    Can I know how to sign up for alerts on the travel situation?

    Thanks,
    Gianmarco

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Gianmarco,

      We have a fortnightly newsletter you can sign up to – we have a link to the latest travel alerts and which countries have open borders, which is being updated regularly here: https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/worldwide/worldwide-travel-alerts

      Here is a link to sign up to email notifications from us: https://pp.worldnomads.com/email-preferences

      Please note we do not have an email that specifically alerts subscribers around travel alerts. If you bookmark this page or the worldwide alert page, we are updating these Monday to Thursday each week.

      Regards,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Tommy M said

    I have plans to travel to Bangkok November 26 through November 30, 2020. I am coming from the United States. Do you think there will be any quarantine or will the country be open by then? I know you don’t know now but what is your prediction based on previous behaviors of the government?

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  • Mehmet Kadir said

    Hi,

    Is there any official link where we find an official information?

    I am planning to show up in Bangkok in December but still could not figure out if It is allowed or not

    Thank You

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Mehmet,

      We are getting the latest information from the Thailand Foreign Office PR Department (https://thailand.prd.go.th/) as well as resources including official government travel advisories and flight information from IATA (https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm).

      For information on flights already booked, I'd recommend contacting your airline who will have the most reliable information.

      There is news circulating that tourism may reopen in Phuket in October, however there are no official details at this stage.

      Whether or not travel to Bangkok for tourism purposes in December is allowed remains unclear at this stage.

      Sorry I'm unable to provide any extra information.

      All the best,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Sam Middleton said

    hi iam wanting to travel to kalasin in December to go see my wife and son.. will i be able to go and if so quarantine at my wifes home 🤔🙏

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  • Trevor’s said

    This was released yesterday in Phuket
    BREAKING: The cabinet has agreed in theory to a long stay visa called Special Tourist Visa which will cost ฿2,000 for the first 90 days. Can be extended twice more for ฿2,000 each time. Maximum stay 9 months. Foreigners must agree to do 14-day quarantine in a hotel or hospital first. The cabinet has agreed in theory to a long stay visa called Special Tourist Visa which will cost ฿2,000 for the first 90 days. Can be extended twice more for ฿2,000 each time. Maximum stay 9 months. Foreigners must agree to do 14-day quarantine in a hotel or hospital first.

    👉 Watch this space as I will update as soon as more information becomes available.

    Source: ไฟเขียว! เปิดรับนักท่องเที่ยวประเภทพิเศษ พักในไทยระยะยาว270วัน https://www.tnnthailand.com/content/55041 #Thailand

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Trevor,

      Thanks for sharing this update! The travel alert now includes this information.

      Cheers,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Trevor’s said

    This was released yesterday in Phuket
    BREAKING: The cabinet has agreed in theory to a long stay visa called Special Tourist Visa which will cost ฿2,000 for the first 90 days. Can be extended twice more for ฿2,000 each time. Maximum stay 9 months. Foreigners must agree to do 14-day quarantine in a hotel or hospital first. The cabinet has agreed in theory to a long stay visa called Special Tourist Visa which will cost ฿2,000 for the first 90 days. Can be extended twice more for ฿2,000 each time. Maximum stay 9 months. Foreigners must agree to do 14-day quarantine in a hotel or hospital first.

    👉 Watch this space as I will update as soon as more information becomes available.

    Source: ไฟเขียว! เปิดรับนักท่องเที่ยวประเภทพิเศษ พักในไทยระยะยาว270วัน https://www.tnnthailand.com/content/55041 #Thailand

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  • Trevor’s said

    This was released yesterday in Phuket
    BREAKING: The cabinet has agreed the start date is 9th October

    Source: ไฟเขียว! เปิดรับนักท่องเที่ยวประเภทพิเศษ พักในไทยระยะยาว270วัน https://www.tnnthailand.com/content/55041 #Thailand

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  • Ann said

    Hi! So I’m trying to go to Thailand for a month and half or 2 in feb 2021. do you guys think they would allow US foreigners in the country by that time?

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Ann,

      It's hard to say – and nobody knows for sure. Set your expectations low, and at the very minimum, plan for two weeks quarantine on arrival. Hopefully by then the tests will exempt travelers from quarantine but it really is anyones guess.

      As your departure date nears, contact your airline and accommodation provider for their insights as well.

      Cheers,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Ann said

    Thank you Amelia! I really hope thing changes over there! I had to cancel 3 trips this year! I’m hoping to travel next year. I need to get on a plane lol

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    • Steven Hill said

      Sounds bleak for the foreseeable future for travel to Thailand from USA.

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  • Mike Howard said

    Amelia,
    These updates are indispensable. THANKS MUCH.

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  • Robert said

    Hi All,

    I want to say upfront that Thailand and SE Asia is a great place to visit and I mean no disrespect to the people of Thailand and the other countries that make up SE Asia. But SCREW the leadership in Thailand. And I do not care if you put me on the no fly list because I truly do no care. If you do not care about your people and the difficulties they are going thru due to the lack of income and lack of tourism, then who needs you.

    And I am sure there will be some haters to my comments, bring it on. Because I know I am a rational thinker and truly understand we need to be safe. But it’s all about “balance”!!! That’s fine you want to keep tourists out, but the Thai Government needs to understand that for every action there is a reaction...and they are taking it to an extreme...and yes, I am the guy who will say what most people are thinking.

    I will end this on this note, the Thai Gov can do what they want, that’s certainly their choice. But I am going else where and it’s a shame. Or I should say, unfortunately it’s the Thai people’s loss as a lot of people are going elsewhere.

    I wish them and you, And even the haters to my real comments to be safe, stay happy and keep smiling...

    BG

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  • Devleena Singh said

    Hi,
    I live in Thailand.
    Since Thailand is allowing long stay visitors from certain countries, I wanted to know if I can travel to these countries as well and will not have to quarantine upon return to Thailand.
    Thank you

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  • Bigdog said

    Now is big problem
    When thailand opens borders
    They want big thai insurance policy on every visitor

    And premium cost depends on your country
    If your from usa
    U will pay the most $$$

    Also want negative covid test

    Also ckear to fly letter from your closest thai embassy

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  • Eugene McCartt said

    I hope to retire in Thailand, probably Phuket. Preliminary travel date in May '21. Think I understand the financial, testing and quarantine requirements and willing to comply. What are chances of obtaining Non-Immigrant Visa under these circumstances?

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  • williamhenry chadwick said

    i cert of no covid 219 insurance but cannot get gov hotel can get hotels to stay for quarantine . what xcan i di

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  • Pat Mcgroing said

    I traveled to Thailand earlier this March, before the whole world went to hell. It was the best 3 weeks I've ever had! needless to say i was hooked on Thailand and cannot wait to go back! The food and Women are amazing!, i must of had at least 3 a day. Its looking grim for US travelers, Quarantine upon arrival and health insurance is mandatory now.
    For the time being all i can do is re-watch my pictures and videos of that distant Asian Paradise.

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