Thailand Finally Open For Travel For All Countries Including India

The travel industry was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing blockade. India’s favorite go-to destination has also been hit, but the country has chosen to follow strict guidelines on COVID-19. The country has not allowed any foreign tourist to enter its borders after the pandemic. However Thailand has now softened the borders and thanks to their visa policies they are now letting travelers enter the borders. Read also – COVID-19 Impact: No Winter Session of Parliament This Year, Budget Session Probably in January

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Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations. In fact, in 2019, Bangkok was the most visited city, with 38 million tourists visiting the country. Tourism was one of the biggest contributors to the country’s economy and with COVID-19 the impact was severe. To attract tourists back to the Land of Smiles, the country has invented a Special Tourist Visa (STV). Also Read – Schools, Colleges in Assam Reopen From This Date, Academic Restrictions To Be Removed | Check Details

What is a Special Tourist Visa?

Under this plan, travelers can stay up to 90 days if you come from low-risk countries including China, Vietnam, Australia. This visa can also be extended twice, and you can stay up to 9 months.

Quarantine and Tourist Visa

Meanwhile travelers from all countries can visit the country and stay up to 60 days. You will need to quarantine yourself for an additional 14 days in an alternative state quarantine hotel on arrival. Now, to enter the country, you will have to undergo a PCR test, the quarantine on arrival and apply for a tourist visa.

People traveling to Thailand will have to send a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours after arrival and travelers will have to take a second test after they land, according to a report by Times of India. If any traveler tests positive, they will have to be quarantined for 14 days in a state hospital.

Travelers will also be required to submit certificates of travel and medical insurance.

This movement aims to revive the country’s tourism industry.