Travel Tips : When can you go on holiday to Thailand again?

Travel Tips Thailand
Message of the CAAT

In regards to the current status of the worldwide Corona Crisis I read on many internet flora questions  about when people can travel again to Thailand. The short answers is "Nobody knows". But let's have a closer look to what we know as of 26 May 2020.
  • International travel to/from Thailand will be banned until least until 30 June 2020.
  • Borders between Thailand and Cambodia/Laos/Myanmar/Malaysia will be closed until at least 30 June 2020.
  • Domestic traveling within Thailand starts to open a little bit, although some provinces (like Nan) still require a 14 days quarantine when arriving in their province.
  • Also international travel to/from Europe will be blocked until 15 June 2020.
  • All travel regulations can be changed and/or extended.
  • Currently for the limited repatriation flights Thailand are strict health checks and 14 days quarantine at state appointed places.
  • Daily life in Thailand is still limited although some airports, shopping malls, hotels, etc. are opening.
  • Compulsory use of face-mask in public areas like restaurants, shops, etc.
  • There are currently compulsory health checks at shops & hotels.
  • Although some parts of public life are opening again, life is still far from normal in Thailand.
  • In Thailand there is still an emergency decree applicable.
My personal advice :
  • Forget international traveling to/from Thailand before 30 July 2020.
  • And even if international travel to/from Thailand is allowed again then expect healthy checks and other regulations like health certificate, health insurance, etc.
  • On the safe side I would forget holiday traveling to Thailand until 30 October 2020.
  • On the safe side I would not book flights / holidays to Thailand for the year 2020. Also not for after 30 October 2020. For flights / holidays after 30 October 2020 I would wait until mid October 2020.
When planning any international traveling be aware of the regulations at both your destination country & home country. Even if you have no problem at your destination country your home country could have regulations for returning home.

Expect international traveling in 2020 & at least a part of 2021 to be totally different as we have been used to. Expect health checks, expect to compulsory use of face-mask, etc.

Expect experiences at big hotels to be totally different as we have been used to. Expect no big buffet breakfasts, etc.

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