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

The tourism industry was severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing deadlock. Thailand was also affected by India’s preferred country, but the country chose to follow the COVID-19 guidelines. The country has not allowed any foreign tourists to enter their borders following the pandemic. However, Thailand has now eased the restrictions and, thanks to their visa policies, allows travelers to enter borders. Read also – The world’s highest post office in Himachal Pradesh is hit by COVID-19

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Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations. In fact, in 2019, Bangkok was the most visited city, as 38 million tourists visited 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 came with a special tourist visa (STV). Read also – Cost of travel to Thailand: This is the smallest amount of money you need in your bank account if you plan to visit the country

What is a special tourist visa?

Under this system, travelers can stay up to 90 days if they come from low-risk countries, including China, Vietnam, Australia. This visa can be extended twice and you can stay for 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 have to be quarantined for another 14 days at an alternative quarantine hotel on arrival. Now, to enter the country you will have to undergo the PCR test, the quarantine on arrival and apply for a tourist visa.

People traveling to Thailand will have to pass a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival, and passengers will have to take a second test once they land, according to the Times of India report. If any passenger has positive results, he will have to be quarantined for 14 days in a state hospital.

Travelers will also be required to provide proof of travel and medical insurance.

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