Thailand to welcome visitors from 46 countries starting 1st Nov

Thailand is opening up to tourists from numerous countries, starting on 1st November, Asia Pacific Superyachts co-founder and director Gordon Fernandes stated from superyacht hub, Phuket Island.

“It’s great to see that Thailand is finally starting to open up to foreign tourists. This is a great first step and hopefully the start of the country returning to normal and welcoming tourists from all around the world to the ‘Land of Smiles’!”

Fernandes shared the following information reported by The Bangkok Post on 21st October 2021.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Thailand will open the country to visitors from 46 countries instead of only 10 COVID-19 low-risk countries announced previously.

“If we wait until everything is fully ready, we'll be too late. Besides, tourists may choose to go elsewhere,” said the Prime Minister’s Facebook post. He added that he was aware the acceleration brought with it the risk of more local infections.

"But this is a risk we must take. I think, like other countries, Thailand is now better equipped to deal with the risk. And we need to learn to live with it.”

Visitors from the 46 countries, described as the first low-risk group, may enter Thailand by air without quarantine, provided they have been fully vaccinated and have evidence of pre-flight negative test results. They must also agree to take another test upon arrival.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the names of the 45 countries and a territory shortly after the Prime Minister's announcement.

1. Australia

2. Austria

3. Bahrain

4. Belgium

5. Bhutan

6. Brunei Darussaiam

7. Bulgaria

8. Cambodia

9. Canada

10. Chile

11. China

12. Cyprus

13. Czech Republic

14. Denmark

15. Estonia

16. Finland

17. France

18. Germany

19. Greece

20. Hungary

21. Iceland

22. Ireland

23. Isreal

24. Italy

25. Japan

26. Latvia

27. Lithuania

28. Malaysia

29. Malta

30. Netherlands

31. New Zealand

32. Norway

33. Poland

34. Portugal

35. Qatar

36. Saudi Arabia

37. Singapore

38. Slovenia

39. South Korea

40. Spain

41. Sweden

42. Switzerland

43. United Arab Emirates

44. United Kingdom

45. United States

46. Hong Kong

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