UAE-ites Can Now Visit Thailand As Phuket Opens For Vaccinated Travellers From July 1

by Yogita Chainani
UAE-ites Can Now Visit Thailand As Phuket Opens For Vaccinated Travellers From July 1

UAE-ites it’s time to rejoice since one more country has been added to our travel list. Yep, after Greece, Seychelles, Bahrain, Turkey and Croatia, vaccinated travellers can now visit Thailand. Excited, already? Read on to know more about it.

Vaccinated Travellers Can Visit Phuket From July 1 And Should Carry Their Vaccination Certificate

Thailand was in two states of mind for re-opening due to the sudden surge in the cases is now ready to welcome travellers in phases. As per a message from the Tourism board of Thailand, Governor Yuthasak Supasorn 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 up in a phased manner for different countries.”

Minors Don’t Need To Show Certificate While Travelling To Phuket

As per the reports, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has approved a plan by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to reopen Phuket Province to international travellers who have taken both the shot of COVID-19 vaccine and who test negative on arrival in the province.

Known for its pristine beaches and idyllic setting, Phuket is now set to welcome the vaccinated travellers from July 1. As per the plan, international visitors who plan a trip to Phuket for a week before travelling elsewhere will not be required to quarantine. The said plan will come into place from July 1, 2021, which aims to boost the country’s tourism industry.

Vaccinated travellers must present a vaccine certificate on arrival. Minor travellers don’t need to show the certificate, but travellers aged between 12-18, will have to undergo a test at the airport at their own expense, which will cost around THB1,200 to THB1,500.

Pattaya To Follow Phuket’s Plan For Reopening

Besides this, Pattaya is also planning to reopen to foreigners this year, only if 70 per cent of its residents are vaccinated against covid. The plan will be similar to Phuket, where quarantine in Pattaya would be waived for vaccinated foreign travellers. The mayor also said that only vaccinated tourists travelling from countries that are classified as low risk will be allowed to enter Pattaya under the proposed plan.

And during their travel, visitors will be required to say in Chon Buri’s Sattahip and Banglamung districts, which includes Pattaya, for 14 days before travelling to other areas. And those travelling to Pattaya will have to stay at a hotel certified by the Safety and Health Administration. The plan still needs to be presented to the authorities for their approval.