Thailand is finally open to travel for all countries, including India

The travel industry has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing blockade. India’s favorite destination, Thailand, was also affected, but the country has chosen to follow strict COVID-19 guidelines. The country has not allowed any foreign tourists to enter their borders in the wake of the pandemic. However, Thailand has now eased restrictions and thanks to visa policies it now allows travelers to enter borders. Also Read – The world’s tallest post office in Himachal Pradesh hit by COVID-19

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Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Indeed, in 2019, Bangkok was the most visited city as 38 million tourists visited the country. Tourism has been a major contributor to the country’s economy and with COVID-19 the impact has been severe. To attract tourists to the Land of Smiles, the country has developed a special tourist visa (STV). Read also – Cost of travel to Thailand: this is the minimum amount of money needed in your bank account if you are planning to visit the country

What is the special tourist visa?

Under this program, travelers can stay up to 90 days if you are 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. Upon arrival you will need to quarantine yourself for another 14 days at an alternative quarantine hotel. Now, to enter the country you will need to undergo the PCR test, quarantine on arrival and apply for a tourist visa.

People traveling to Thailand will need to submit a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of arrival and travelers will need to undergo a second test once they land, as per the Times of India report. In the event that a traveler tests positive, they will need to undergo quarantine for 14 days at a state hospital.

Travelers will also need to present proof of travel and medical insurance.

This move is made to revive the country’s tourism industry.

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