Thailand resumes tourism offers special tourist visa for long stay

Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2020

Thailand is back to tourism services after the lockdown pause. It is fully open and allows visitors from all countries. Recent reports stated that tourists will have to undergo PCR test and mandatory quarantine on arrival, and will also have to apply for a travel visa.

It has been also reported that Thailand has already opened its borders and allows travellers with work permits, residents, or those with family there. The government has also announced that visitors from all countries can visit, and can apply for new ‘tourist visas’ lasting for up to 60 days.

The new scheme emphasises on the special offer that international tourists from all countries will be required to stay for up to 60 days; however, they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days at an ‘alternative state quarantine’ hotel on arrival. However, those who wishes to stay longer in Thailand, may apply for special tourist visa and it will be available to those coming from ‘low-risk’ countries, such as China, Australia, and Vietnam. As per this special tourist visa, the tourists will be allowed to stay for up to 90 days, which can be extended twice, i.e., to a maximum of nine months.

All travelling to the country will be required to provide a negative test result from within 72 hours of arrival, along with a second test once they land. In case, any traveller tests positive, they will have to undergo quarantine for 14 days in a state hospital. One must also be required to provide evidence of travel and medical insurance that will cover COVID-19 for at least the length of your stay.

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