The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that From October 1, Thailand has fully reopened to foreign tourism and a longer period of stay will be permitted. International visitors to Thailand will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or the results of an ATK test, marking the full reopening of the kingdom to foreign tourism.
For travellers from nations or territories eligible for visa exemption, the term of stay in Thailand will be increased to 45 days from 30 days with effect from today to March 31, 2023, and to 30 days from 15 days for those qualified for a Visa on Arrival (VOA).
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said “Thailand has fully reopened to the world’s tourists with the message, through the ‘Visit Thailand Year 2022-2023: Amazing New Chapters’ campaign, that our fascinating destination offers something for everyone under the ‘From A-Z: Amazing Thailand Has It All’ concept. We invite tourists to come and experience the existing and new tourism offerings in Thailand which, together with the kingdom’s increasing move towards sustainable and responsible tourism, will make for a truly memorable holiday.”
With the launch of the Phuket Sandbox, Samui Plus, and 7+7 Extension programmes on July 1, 2021, Thailand began a carefully considered progressive reopening to foreign tourists. In the four phases that followed, from October 2021 to January 2022, tourism spots around the nation reopened to visitors.
Foreign nationals would just need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative ATK test result within 72 hours of departure if the Thailand Pass registration process was abolished on July 1st, 2022.
As a result of the kingdom’s full reopening, more foreign tourists are now arriving, local and international events are taking place, and major international and regional airlines are starting to fly again from all over the world.
Thai Airways International (THAI) in its recently announced 2022-2023 winter schedule (30 October 2022 – 25 March 2023) is operating flights on 34 European, Australian, and Asian routes with increased frequencies on selected routes.
Flights to Thailand from all over the globe have resumed, admission criteria have returned to what they were prior to the epidemic, and visitor stay times have been extended just in time for the peak seasons, which runs from October to March.
Thailand, one of the most popular vacation spots on earth, is happy to welcome travellers once more. They are urged to use caution and to continue according to health and safety regulations, even if they may now once more have a pleasant, interesting, and rewarding holiday.