Quarantine in Thailand’s beaches

Recently, the Thai Government has been easing restrictions on both international and domestic travel; they’ve also distributed travel stipends

Earlier this month, they announced the “Area Quarantine” program, which allows foreign visitors can spend their mandatory 14-day self-isolation period in a resort; so long as it’s located in Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chonburi and Surat Thani.

Tourists can self-isolate on a beach 

Thailand’s Area Quarantine system will begin in April 2021. In addition to the fact that tourists no longer have to self-isolate in one of Bangkok, Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism, announced that they would be able to roam around the resort after 72 hours if they test negative for Covid-19.

Tourists can self-isolate on a beach or in the mountains Image credit: Thailandtravelogue

While the quarantine measures are relaxed, tourists still must provide: 

  • Certificate of Entry 
  • A Negative Covid-19 Test 72 Hours Before Their Flight 
  • Health Insurance Over $100,000 
  • Confirmed Booking of Alternate State Quarantine (ASQ) 

29 travel agencies will be pioneering the Area Quarantine system under the supervision of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), according to National Thailand via The Thaiger

Combatting the pandemic together 

The system appears to be done in response to the economic consequences of Covid-19 on Thailand’s tourism industry; Lots of locals’ livelihoods have been devastated. 

When visiting the Kingdom, please be mindful of how the locals have been affected by the disease and to treat them with respect and kindness. An extra ฿100 (~USD3.26) can go a long way.

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Cover image adapted from: Ritz Carlton (L), Vanilla Hill (R)
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