Dear Thailand friends and Single-Travelers,
Updates on entry requirements are available at Vacation in Thailand and entry during the Corona crisis.
Update from January 8th 2023: Entry into Thailand without proof of Covid vaccination
Even after the opening of China, there is no need to show a Covid vaccination before departure. Everything else is fake news.
Update from November 14th 2022
Thailand is fully open for tourism. The obligation to wear masks is obsolete (indoor and outdoor). The entry into the kingdom is as easy as it was before Corona times
Corona statistics report very few cases since the beginning of the pandemic, due to the year-round warm and humid climate (note: there are much more road deaths per year), also almost all cases are asymptomatic.
In the last few days, we welcomed some guests who are currently spending a wonderful vacation with their Thai companion. There is the ultimate chance right now to enjoy Thailand without annoying Russian, Chinese and Arab tourist groups. You can move freely throughout Thailand as a tourist. There are nearly no Corona restrictions at all.
A vacation in Thailand is back to normal for the most part. The mask (simply cotton mask is OK) can be worn comfortably and casually. Alcohol is served in coffee cups in some regions (eg Pattaya).
Here are a few nice impressions of the island of Koh Larn located in front of Pattaya - currently still without Russians and Chinese.
Update 2021/10/13 Thailand opens fully from first November onwards - no quarantine anymore. Hopefully everything goes back to normal as it was in the past.
Update 2021/09/17 Corona cases Bangkok are decreasing fast and are now below the level of European countries. Thailand is sticking to its plan to fully open the country to vaccinated holidaymakers from October 15 onwards.
From today onwards, a partial lockdown with curfews from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. is in effect in the capital Bangkok and some provinces. The cause of the renewed small lockdown was the Indian or so called Delta variant. Many people see the Thai government's reaction as exaggerated, since the death and case numbers have remained at such a low level since the beginning of the pandemic (about 70 deaths per day in a population of 70 million). With these numbers, other Western countries would never have gone into a lockdown. Thailand seems not to want to lose its reputation as a safe vacation destination under any circumstances.
- Also in Bangkok restaurants do serve alcohol in public again. Closing hours are at 01 a.m.
- The life in Thailand is quite "normal", aside from mask wearing (but not in public areas)
- The nightlife has come back. This means: Bars and discos in Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin and Phuket are open again