Thailand is becoming a favorite destination of Vietnamese tourists this May when it has completely removed regulations on isolation, Covid-19 test results…
From May 1, visitors can easily enter Thailand to travel without worrying about the strict procedures as before. Travelers only need to provide their vaccination confirmation and insurance confirmation when applying online on the Thailand Pass website. Thailand has cut the required health insurance coverage in half, from $20,000 (about VND 460 million) to $10,000 (about VND 230 million).
The review process is considered to be the biggest remaining obstacle for visitors. Therefore, travelers are advised to register online at least 3-7 days before departure. However, according to the Bangkok Post, the requirement to apply for Thailand Pass online will also be eliminated soon. The project ends on June 1.
For those who have not been vaccinated and want to enter Thailand, the rules will be different depending on age. If they are children under 18 years old but accompanied by fully vaccinated parents, they do not need to be isolated. If you are a tourist over the age of 18 who has not been vaccinated, Thailand offers two options: isolating within the first 5 days after entry or applying for a Thailand Pass with a negative PCR test result within 72 hours before departure.
For unvaccinated travelers over 18 years of age when choosing to self-quarantine for 5 days under AQ regulations, they need to be able to provide airport customs with proof of a 5-day SHA+ standard quarantine hotel booking package and schedule to book PCR test on arrival (if SHA+ hotel booking package is not included).
Tourism is one of Thailand’s main industries. The tourism industry used to contribute more than 12% to Thailand’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) when it attracted up to 40 million tourists with a revenue of more than 60 billion USD in 2019.
According to statistics released by the Thai Government in April, the country has welcomed 713,183 international visitors since the beginning of the year, of which more than 50% are tourists.
With the goal of making up for the losses caused by the pandemic after more than two years, Thailand hopes to attract at least 7 million tourists in 2022 and at least 1 million tourists a month by the end of 2022, when the next peak travel period begins. Thailand’s tourism industry is expected to fully recover to pre-Covid-19 levels by 2024.