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Thailand: reopening on 1 November 2021

Thailand: reopening on 1 November 2021

As foreshadowed, Thailand is opening to fully immunised tourists from 46 countries from 1 November 2021, with the following provisos:

  • You have to be fully vaccinated, enter by air and spent the last 21 days in one of 46 countries listed (see below)
  • Have a RT-PCR coronavirus test with negative test result 72 hours prior to travel
  • Have a RT-PCR coronavirus test on the day of arrival, and remain in hotel until a negative result is received.
  • Have Medical insurance – minimum coverage US$50,000

Ok after all of that, remember that Thailand still has a 10 pm curfew, bars are closed, and restaurants don’t serve alcohol. That may all change – but worth noting.

. . . and the 46 countries are:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Peninsula will be open from 8 November

However, it should be noted that my favourite hotel in Bangkok, and possibly the world, the Peninsula will open from 8 November, although its Thai and Chinese restaurants will not be open.

2PAXfly Takeout

With daily diagnosed cases of over 9,000 and over 60 deaths a day, I’m not sure I’d be attracted to visiting Thailand at the moment. However both of these rates are trending down, and vaccination rates are around 50% single and 40% double dose, which is not bad.

On the grounds that currently you should not visit a country with a vaccination rate lower than the country you come from – I in Australia (60% double vaxxed adults) would not be visiting Thailand at 40% double vaxxed.

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