Thailand re-opened their tourism to foreign tourists. The reopening of tourism has been accompanied by strict entry rules in place to prevent a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
As reported by Travel Daily Media, Thailand previously postponed all visa exemptions when it entered a lockdown period. This is to prevent the entry of foreign tourists to Thailand. After the reopening of international tourism, Thailand now offers two types of visas for tourists.
There is a Tourist Visa or tourist visa that is valid for 60 days. Then a Special Tourist Visa Long which is valid for up to 90 days. Also read: Welcoming foreign tourists, the Tourist Visa Scheme in Thailand is Officially Enacted Tourists can apply for this visa on the official website of the Thai government. All countries can apply for a Tourist Visa. However only tourists from low-risk countries can apply for a 90 day long-term visa.
The following is a list of countries considered to be low risk:
- Saudi Arabia
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- New Zealand
To make a submission, the following documents or requirements are needed:
- A bank statement showing the total income for the past six months was equivalent to 500,000 Thai Baht or around Rp 230 million.
- Medical insurance covering Covid-19 with a value of at least 100,000 US dollars or around Rp 1.4 billion for the duration of your stay in Thailand.
- Evidence of Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ). The process of quarantine tourists in hotels that have been approved by the Thai government at their own expense from the tourists.
- Evidence of a PCR test showing negative Covid-19 taken within 72 hours before the flight.
All tourists must take a second Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival. In addition, tourists are also required to comply with all health and safety protocols such as wearing masks and maintaining distance.