Travel bubble by July
UPDATE: On 5th April 2021, the Thaiger announced that Thailand’s Sports and Tourism Minister, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn will explore the idea of a Thailand-Singapore travel bubble with representatives from the Embassy of Singapore in Bangkok this week.
Before Covid-19 shook up the world, Thailand’s malls, beaches and forests were always teeming with tourists. As cases died down and travel rose, we’ve slowly opened our borders to foreign visitors – however, we also have to abide by strict safety measures that include a 14 day quarantine.
On 1st February, 2021, The Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA) proposed that the country start a quarantine-free travel bubble with low-risk ASEAN countries – among the nations suggested is Singapore, Vietnam and Laos.
Vaccinations likely to be required
Image credit: BAB
The proposal seems to coincide with the Kingdom’s inoculation initiative due to start this month, as well as the fact other countries have already started vaccinating citizens against Covid-19. So, it’s likely that a vaccine will be added to the list of requirements if the bubble is approved.
Be mindful when travelling
The proposed travel bubble isn’t due to start until July, when Covid-19 cases are predicted to be significantly lower. While it may be true, Thailand’s recent surge of coronavirus cases testifies to the fact that the ‘rona can really come at any time. So, if you’re planning on visiting the kingdom your very best bet is to keep yourself and others around you safe – wear your mask, wash your hands and maintain your distance.
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Featured images adapted from: CNN