Thailand has just released a four-stage plan that will allow vaccinated travellers to enter the country. Since March last year, the nation that has been doing exceptionally well in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic had been chiefly shut for travellers the previous year.
The first stage comes into effect from April 1, allowing tourists who have been fully vaccinated to enter the country through the five pilot provinces. These are Phuket, Phang Nga, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, and Krabi.
Visitors will be tested at the airport and must use a tracing app as per government guidelines. You are required to show proof of vaccination, one that the World Health Organization approves. Moreover, you are also supposed to establish a medical certificate that says that COVID-19 is not detected. This certificate should not have been issued longer than 72 hours before your departure.
International travellers who have received both doses of vaccine and landing in Phuket from July 1 onwards will not be required to quarantine. In October, the third phase will kick in, and during that time, it will not be necessary to quarantine when arriving at the five pilot areas if you are fully vaccinated.
Thailand is a massive draw for travellers worldwide, and its tourism industry employs a large number of people. All of this has majorly hit over the last year. Now the nation is looking forward to reviving its tourism industry with the help of its four-stage plan.