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Thailand Is Welcoming Vaccinated Tourists But Are Indians Allowed? Here’s What We Know

Raise your hands if you have been waiting to visit your favouruite country Thailand. If yes, there is good news for you as Thailand is welcoming vaccinated tourists from July 1 without having to quarantine. Under the Phuket Sandbox program, Thailand will open in a phased manner for different countries. So, if you wish to visit Thailand, you must get inoculated first.

Are There Any Restrictions For Vaccinated Travellers Visiting Thailand?
However, there is one rule for vaccinated travellers visiting Thailand. Visitors must stay in Phuket for seven days before travelling elsewhere. This rule is aimed at accelerating the revival of Thailand’s tourism industry and paving the way for the reopening of other tourist destinations in the country. UAE-ites Can Now Visit Thailand As Phuket Opens For Vaccinated Travellers From July 1.

How Is Thailand Welcoming Vaccinated Travellers?
In order to welcome vaccinated tourists back to the thrilling destination, Thailand has implemented a four-stage plan. The first stage involves permitting fully vaccinated tourists to enter the country through Phuket, Phang Nga, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, and Krabi. Tourists will undergo testing on arrival and must use a government tracing app. Proof of vaccination approved by the World Health Organisation and a Covid negative certificate tested 72 hours before departure must be produced.

Can People From Every Country Visit Thailand?
According to Travel Daily Media, Thailand is currently welcoming vaccinated travellers from low and medium-risk countries who have been vaccinated 14 days prior to their travel to Thailand. According to Australasian Leisure, tourists from the UK, France, Germany, and Scandinavia can travel to Thailand right now.

Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand said, “We are delighted with the announcement of Phuket’s opening as it will ensure the start of travel to our amazing country. Thailand is taking utmost precautions and strictly following SOPs to ensure the safety of tourists. However, in the best interest of all, Thailand will open in a phased manner for different countries.”

Can Vaccinated Tourists From India Travel To Thailand?
While Indian’s are not on the list right now, they will soon be able to travel to Thailand once the cases slow down in India. Thailand suspended issuing travel documents from India due to increasing Covid infections in India. In a statement, the Thai embassy in Delhi revealed that certificates of entry for non-Thai nationals travelling from India will be suspended until further notice. Thailand meanwhile, is dealing with its own outbreak.

Can Indians Fly To Thailand In Chartered Flights?
But with the new travel bans, the best way to wriggle out of this is to fly private. But what will it cost you to fly from India to Bangkok? We reached out to three private jet charter companies to find out. Jet Set Go costs ₹45 lakh, Foresee Aviation costs ₹54.87 lakh, and FlyBLACK costs ₹24.80 lakh. There is no option to book per seat on any of these charter flights. If are successful in flying to Thailand, you must quarantine for a mandatory 14-day period.

All visitors must provide a vaccine certificate as part of the requirements. While minors do not need to produce vaccine certificates, travellers aged between 12 and 18 must undergo rapid antigen tests at their own expense. The rapid antigen test in Thailand costs around THB1,200 to THB1,500.

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