Last Update: January 11.2021
A new wave with 2600+ Covid-19 cases within a few day has swept through the central parts of Thailand. Some districts are now under the "highly controlled" status with checkpoints. Check this forum for more information.
Bangkok Travel Alerts
By emergency order - all Bars, Nightclubs, Massage Parlors, Gyms, Cafes and other Entertainment venues as well as Schools and Nurseries in Bangkok are closed until January 17.2021.
Pattaya | Koh Lan Travel Alerts
By emergency order - Pattaya's Bars, Nightclubs and other Entertainment venues as well as Shopping Malls, Gyms and Schools are closed until further notice. Koh Lan Island will be in a complete lockdown status for all tourists until January 19.2021
Koh Chang Travel Alerts
By emergency order - Koh Chang will be closed for all tourists until January 30.2021
Hua Hin Lockdown
By emergency order, HuaHin Bars, Nightclubs and other Entertainment venues are closed from today until January 06.2021.
Phuket Travel Restrictions
All arrivals out of "High Risk (Red-Zone)" areas within Thailand must quarantine for 14-days - effective until January 31.2021.
Qatar Airways Flights to Phuket
The airline will resume its services to Phuket Int'l with bi-weekly flights between Doha - Phuket - Doha from December 04.2020 onwards.
State Railway of Thailand
SRT suspended all sightseeing trains and some regular train services until further noctice.
Tourist Tracking Devices
A digital wristband was introduced on November 01 2020. The device is able to track the location of the traveler as well as measuring and/or transmitting a variety of his personal health data. George Orwells "1984" reloaded for the paranoiac military leader.
Thailand | Emergency Decree
The Government extended the emergency decree until February 28.2021 International travel activities are still widely restricted.
Thailand | Government Protests
Large rallies are continuing within Bangkok - and cities all across Thailand - to force PM Prayut-Chan-o-Cha to resign and to change Thailand's constituion. We highly recommend that foreigners should stay away from any of these gatherings and do not get involved in it.
Update: Smart Visa Program
Digital Nomads (Freelancer) may stay up to 4 years without a work permit if they are employed with a foreign company for at least 6 months. Applicants must show proof of qualification and experience.
STV | Special Tourist Visa
International visitors can visit Thailand again since October 26.2020 The requirements include: 14 days quarantine, flights with designated airlines, fit-to-fly certificate, entry vertificate and health insurance. The STV visa is valid for 90-days and may be extended at local Thai Immigration Offices 2x for 90 days each.
Medical Tourism | Elite Cards
According to the CCSA Elite Card Member and Medical Tourism Travelers are now permitted to enter Thailand. Already approved are Permanent Residents, Students, Work Permit Holder and Foreigners with Thai Spouses. Thus, many reports are indicating problems to obtain required visa and travel documents from overseas Thai Embassies. Refer to the forum for more information.
The Phuket International, Bangkok Don Muaeng and Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai - and Koh Samui Airports are all operating.
Flights within Thailand
Bangkok Airways and Thai Air Asia are providing full domestic services including flights to Phuket and Koh Samui. Thai Airways will restart services to Phuket and Chiang Mai on January 01.2021
Boracay | PHI open for Tourists
The Philippine Island will open up for international tourists from October 01.2020 Oman Air operates flights via Muscat from the same date.
International Flights to Thailand
Inbound flight arrivals are restricted to LH, QR, EK, SQ, EY, LX, AUA, TG und EVA.
Adult Entertainment Services including Bars, Massage Parlors, Pubs etc. are open nationwide with operating restrictions and social distancing requirements.
Support Pro-Democracy Movement
Royalist and Dictator
Despite the massive protests across Thailand against PM and Military Coup Leader General Prayut - he still refuses to resign or implement constitutional reforms. Many protest leaders and human rights activists were arrested, online news and social media pages which create "misunderstandings" are banned or blocked for national security purposes. Thailand has been taken hostage again by an incompetent and unscrupelous military leader endorsed by King Vajiralongkorn. This PM is in line with similar characters like Duterte, Kim Jong-un, Trump, Bolsonaro, Xi-Jingping, Erdogan and Ortega.