Get the latest Covid-19 information for Thailand. Most tourism destinations are reopening on Feb. 01.2021. Please check the forum for more information.
Visa Amnesty until May 30.2021
Stranded foreign tourists, either genuinely stuck in Thailand since April 2020, or stuck here by choice, are able stay in Thailand until May 30.2021 according to an order signed by the Immigration Bureau recently. The order empowers local officers to grant a 60 day visa extensions from January 29 up to May 30. The order coincides with the worlds bad Covid-19 situation and more countries sealing up borders.
Bangkok Travel Alerts
The city is still classified as a "controlled area". Thus restaurants - alcohol served - are open daily until 11:00 pm. Malls, gyms and schools are re-opening too with strict preventive measurements. All bars, nightclubs, massage parlors etc. are still closed until further notice
Pattaya | Chon Buri
From February 01.2021 bars, massage parlors, clubs etc. are opening up again until 11:00 pm. Restaurants are open and alcohol may be sold between 6:00 - 11:00 pm. Convenience stores and other venues such as gyms, water parks and cinemas are re-opening too. Thus, social distancing applies.
Bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other entertainment venues may reopen on February 01.2021 from 9:00 am - midnight. Alcohol sales is permitted. Malls are open with normal opering hours as well as massage parlors, gyms and fitness center. Restrictions are applying for travelers from "high risk areas" such as Bangkok and Samut Prakan etc..
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.
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.
Bangkok Airways and Thai Air Asia are providing full domestic services including flights to Phuket and Koh Samui. Thai Airways restarted services to Phuket and Chiang Mai on January 01.2021 In-fligth meals and drinks are available. Transits for foreigners in Thailand are possible.
Myanmar | Military Coup
The genocide allegation against the Rohingya and the lousy performance of the military-backed USDP Party during the past free election triggered the coup lead by Military General Myint. There was no evidence of voter fraud activities and the democratic government won the election. The free world supports the people and protests against the military leadership in Myanmar - this is your country, fight for your freedom !!
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 leadership endorsed by King Vajiralongkorn.
Protests against the Government
Frequent 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 all foreigners should stay away from any protest gatherings and do not get involved in it.
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