The Ultimate Guide to Follow before Booking a Flight to Thailand

Thailand has become a more popular destination for visitors seeking rich and diverse experiences. Whether you are passing through Thailand on a trip from anywhere in the globe or planned to stay for weeks, there is no shortage of attractions, things to do in Thailand and unique experiences to go round. Previously, Thailand is back to open for international visitors to come since November 1st, 2021 under regulations and restrictions visitors must know and willing to follow before coming in. If you are planning to visit Thailand soon or wanting to experience the Unseen Thailand, here is what you need to take into consideration.

There are three circumstances for visitors to be considered in order to enter the country. First, if you are from one of the 63 low-risk counties and are fully vaccinated, you are free to go anywhere in Thailand. The documents required to show consists of vaccine passport, a negative result of RT-PCR test taken with 72 hours before arrival, health insurance and accommodation with SHA+ booking confirmation. In the second case, if you are fully vaccinated but you are from the country that is not on the list, you must first join Sandbox programs which also known as Thailand Blue Zones (Currently, there are 17 provinces out there). Thus, visitors must stay for 7 nights at an approved SHA+ Hotel in either Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Samui, Koh Phang Ngan, or Koh Tao and tested negative on RT-PCR test before traveling to other parts of Thailand. Lastly, if you are not vaccinated and not from the country on the list, before being allowed to go to other parts of Thailand, you must spend 10 days undergo quarantine in an approved SHA+ hotel in Bangkok, Phuket, or Samui.

Thailand has altered COVID-19 prevention and control methods for unique tourism pilot regions, known as Thailand Blue Zones, in order to boost the economy and encourage both Thai and foreign tourists to visit the area more. Vaccination coverage in the pilot blue zone area across 17 provinces must be at least 70%. As a result, the country’s opening must be gradual. The major steps must follow the Global Prevention and Covid-19 Free Setting guidelines. The list of Thailand Blue Zone regions has been enlarged beginning November 1st, 2021. Right now, there are total of 17 provinces joining Thailand Blue zones as followed.

  1. Phuket – Phuket Sandbox
  2. Surat Thani – Samui Plus Sandbox
  3. Krabi (the whole province) – Krabi Sandbox
  4. Phang Nga (the whole province) – Phang Nga Sandbox
  5. Bangkok
  6. Samut Prakan (only at Suvarnabhumi Airport)
  7. Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin, Nong Kae)
  8. Phetchaburi (Cha-am)
  9. Chonburi (Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Na Jomtien Thian, Bang Saray, Koh Si Chang, Sriracha)
  10. Ranong (Koh Phayam)
  11. Chiang Mai (Mueang, Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Doi Tao)
  12. Loei (Chiang Khan)
  13. Buriram (Mueang District)
  14. Nong Khai (Mueang, Si Chiang Mai, Tha Bo, Sangkhom)
  15. Udon Thani (Mueang, Na Yung, Nong Han, Prajaksilpakom, Kumphawapi, Ban Dung)
  16. Rayong (Koh Samet)
  17. Trat (Koh Chang)

Each province of the Thailand blue zones listed above are all rich in natural resources, you can find forests, watersheds, marine environments, and mineral resources throughout different provinces in the country. One of the most popular destinations here is Phuket. Phuket is the place where you can spend your full day snorkeling and exploring islands if you would like. Chiangmai is also a great place to visit if you like mountain, adventure activities and low-key kind of feeling, you will love it here. And most importantly, one thing that most visitors love about the country is that you can find food/what to eat everywhere in Thailand and they are amazing. I would say, give it a try on local cuisine can help you gain a better understanding of the culture, even if it may not always be your new favorite dish, you won’t regret trying something new!

However, first thing first, get yourself a flight ticket to Thailand booked before thinking about what to do or where to stay. The reason is because there are plenty of activities to do and place to stay in Thailand that you can choose from. Price ticket for flight somehow can be fluctuated during the high season. Still, you can set things as Price alert to give you heads up when a price on your wish-to-go destination is low and filter out to what you are looking for in term of booking a flight ticket using Price filter. By all means, this can easily be done through https://www.traveloka.com/en-th/flight/

You can also simply check out at https://www.traveloka.com/en-th/flight/safe-travel before you fly to ensure a smooth travel experience by knowing your travel destination regulations. This feature allows you to fill in both your departure and arrival cities or countries you plan to visit to see such airport regulations and things you need to prepare. Since Thailand has so many places to stroll around, don’t waste your time on gathering information from difference sources, just one download of Traveloka application, you will get most of what you ever needed in term of travel and lifestyle in there. When everything is handy, then you can get to enjoy on a long pit stop!

Check out the list of the 63 low-risk countries that are allowed fully vaccinated visitors to enter Thailand without quarantine (Updated: November 1st, 2021)

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovak republic
  • Slovenia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Republic of Korea
  • Spain
  • Taiwan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Vietnam
  • Hong Kong
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