Thailand finally open to travel to all countries including India

The travel industry has been hard hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown that followed. India’s most popular travel destination, Thailand, was also affected, but the country chose to follow strict COVID-19 guidelines. The country did not allow foreign tourists to reach its borders after the pandemic. However, Thailand has now relaxed the restrictions and thanks to its visa policy is now allowing travelers to enter the borders. Also Read – The world’s highest post office in Himachal Pradesh hit by COVID-19

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Thailand is one of the most popular travel destinations. In fact, Bangkok was the most visited city in 2019 as 38 million tourists visited the country. Tourism was one of the largest contributors to the country’s economy, and with COVID-19 the impact has been severe. To lure tourists back to the land of smiles, the country has introduced a special tourist visa (STV). Also Read – Thailand Travel Expenses: This is the lowest amount of money you will need in your bank account if you are planning to visit the country

What is a special tourist visa?

This program allows travelers to stay up to 90 days if they come from low risk countries including China, Vietnam, and Australia. This visa can also be extended twice and you can stay for up to 9 months.

Quarantine and tourist visas

In the meantime, travelers from any country can visit the country and stay for up to 60 days. Upon arrival, you must be quarantined at an alternative state quarantine hotel for an additional 14 days. To enter the country, you must undergo a PCR test and quarantine on arrival and apply for a tourist visa.

Individuals traveling to Thailand must submit a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of their arrival, and travelers must undergo a second test after landing, according to the Times of India report. If a traveler tests positive, they must be quarantined in a state hospital for 14 days.

Travelers must also provide proof of travel and health insurance.

This step is being taken to revitalize the country’s tourism industry.