Thailand Open For Tourism During COVID19

Thailand Open For Tourism During COVID19

Many of you are asking the question “Is Thailand Open For Tourism?” Well, the answer is yes, but with a catch. Thailand’s economy has been battered by the lack of tourism due to COVID19, so Thai Government Officials recently decided to open up the country to tourists again, but with restrictions.

Thailand Quarantine in ASQ Hotels

While Thailand is now open for tourism, it requires a mandatory 14 day Quarantine in an ASQ (Alternative State Quarantine) Hotel. The prices you’ll pay for these ASQ hotels are a lot more than what you’d pay for a usual Airbnb apartment. Here is a list of the Cheapest ASQ hotels in Bangkok for under 40,000 Baht ($1334 USD). Keep in mind that it may be difficult to find an affordable ASQ hotel in Bangkok that is actually vacant, as demand will be the highest for the cheapest ASQ Hotels.

While these prices might sound high, they do include 3 meals per day as part of the package. In addition, you get a free pickup from the airport in a private car to your ASQ hotel. During your stay in the Hotel, your temperature will be taken twice per day. If your temperature is over 37.5C then you will be transferred to a hospital. Mandatory Covid tests are included on days 5 and 13 of your stay. 

Thailand New 60 Day Tourist Visa

Visas on arrival are no longer possible in Thailand with the covid19 pandemic. Instead, you’ll have to obtain an offshore visa before you travel to Thailand. There is a new 60 day Thai Tourist Visa which replaced the usual 30 day tourist visa on arrival. This is to compensate for 14 days lost due to mandatory quarantine in an ASQ Hotel. 

If you want to stay even longer than 60 days you can now get another new type of Thai Visa called the “Thailand Special Tourist” or STV. 

Thailand Special Tourist Visa For Long Term Travellers

The Thailand Special Tourist Visa is ideal for long term travellers and lets you stay for up to a total of 270 days in Thailand. The STV lets you first stay 90 days, then you can get two extensions of 90 days each, making for a total of 270 days. The cost of the Special Tourist Visa is 2,000 Baht. 

This is actually quite generous because the Thai government made it much more difficult to stay in Thailand long term before the Covid19 pandemic hit. So if you want to stay for a long time in Thailand, this may be a good opportunity to do so while they have this new visa. The costs saved from Airbnb hosts slashing their prices due to low demand are more than likely to compensate for the ASQ Hotel expenditure. 

Thailand Special Tourist Visa Requirements

  1. Proof of accommodation after the 14-day quarantine, which could be any of the following:
    • Proof of payment for hotel or accommodation to be used after discharge from quarantine.
    • Copy of a condominium title deed owned by the visitor or a family member.
    • Evidence of renting accommodation – condominium or house.
    • Evidence of payment for the purchase or lease of a condominium-type residence that foreigners can legally buy or lease.
  2. Proof of medical and travel insurance policy
    Medical and Travel Insurance with a minimum 100,000 USD coverage for COVID-19 medical treatment and a minimum coverage of 400,000 THB for other medical and accident expenses. The insurance must cover for at least 90 days which is the initial validity of the visa.

NOTE: Some embassies will reject your COE application if you do not have the correct format for the Health Insurance. In order to have the correct insurance for the COE. You may check HERE.

Foreigners with the evidence needed above will be eligible to apply for an STV from Thai embassies or consulates in selected countries.

As proof of travel insurance is required, I would recommend getting travel insurance through World Nomads.

For more detailed information, please visit the Thai Embassy Site

Conclusion – Thailand Open For Tourism

Yes, it’s true about Thailand open for tourism during COVID19, but it comes with some restrictions and expense. It may only be worth visiting if you can stay long term on the Special Tourist Visa (STV), to cover the expense of the mandatory quarantine in an ASQ Hotel. The STV is actually quite generous, so it may be your only chance to spend a long time in Thailand before the Thai government decides to restrict Visas again. 

ASQ Hotels In Bangkok

  1. Movenpick Wellness BDMS Resort Hotel
  2. Qiu Hotel
  3. The Idle Residence
  4. Grand Richmond Hotel
  5. Royal Benja Hotel
  6. Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
  7. Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55
  8. Amara Hotel
  9. The Kinn Bangkok Hotel
  10. Siam mandarina Hotel
  11. TwoThree Hotel
  12. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
  13. Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel
  14. Grande Centre Point Terminal 21
  15. O2 Luxury Hotel
  16. Three Sukhumvit Hotel 55
  17. Princeton Hotel Bangkok
  18. Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Bangkok
  19. The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57
  20. Salil Hotel Soi Thonglor 121. Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18
  21. ibis Styles Bangkok Sukhumvit Phra Khanong
  22. Maple Hotel
  23. Royal Rattanakosin Hotel
  24. Conrad Bangkok Hotel
  25. Royal Suite Hotel
  26. Amanta Hotel & Residence Sathorn
  27. Ozone [email protected]
  28. Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
  29. Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
  30. Hotel Clover Asoke
  31. Belaire Bangkok Hotel
  32. SC Park Hotel
  33. Avani Atrium Hotel Bangkok
  34. Le Meridien Hotel Bangkok
  35. The Landmark Bangkok Hotel
  36. Zenith Sukhumvit hotel Bangkok
  37. ChorCher Hotel
  38. Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit
  39. Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri
  40. Hotel Amber Sukhumvit 85
  41. The Vertical Suite Hotel
  42. Dusit Princess Srinakarin Bangkok
  43. Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
  44. Miloft Sathorn Hotel
  45. Lancaster Bangkok
  46. DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
  47. Royal President Hotel
  48. Eleven Hotel Bangkok
  49. SureStayPlus Hotel by Best Western Sukhumvit 2
  50. Goldentulip Sovereign Hotel Bangkok
  51. Cinnamon Residence
  52. Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam
  53. Casa Nithra Hotel Bangkok
  54. Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok
  55. H5 Luxury Hotel
  56. The Sukosol Bangkok Hotel
  57. Anya Nana @Sukhumvit – Bangkok
  58. Rembrandt Hotel and Suites Bangkok
  59. Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18
  60. Hotel Icon Sukhumvit 2 Bangkok
  61. Aspira Sky Sukhumvit 1
  62. Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
  63. Nouvo City Hotel
  64. Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20
  65. The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok
  66. Ambassador Hotel Bangkok
  67. Silom Serene a boutique Hotel
  68. Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Airport by Best Western
  69. Graceland Bangkok
  70. Arize Hotel Sukhumvit
  71. Hyatt Place
  72. Best Western Premier Sukhumvit
  73. Movenpick Sukhumvit 15
  74. Centre Point Silom
  75. The Canal Hotel
  76. Citadines Sukhumvit 8
  77. Centre Point Pratunam
  78. Fraser Suites Sukhumvit
  79. Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit
  80. The Silver Palm
  81. Lohas Sukhumvit
  82. Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok
  83. The Green View Hotel
  84. The Cotai Luxury Design Hotel
  85. Hotel de Trojan
  86. S Ram Leisure Hotel
  87. Citrus Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok Hotel
  88. Furama Xclusive Sukhumvit
  89. So Boutique Hotel
  90. The Metropole Bangkok
  91. The Sukhothai Bangkok
  92. Mii Hotel Srinakarin
  93. Somerset Rama 9 Bangkok
  94. Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
  95. The Bazaar Hotel
  96. GLOW Sukhumvit 5
  97. Arte Hotel
  98. Bandara Suites Silom Bangkok
  99. Divalux Resort and Spa
  100. Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
  101. Aspira Hana Residence Thonglor
  102. A One Bangkok
  103. Ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai
  104. Citrus Suites Sukhumvit 6, Bangkok
  105. 56 Surawong Hotel & Residence
  106. Como Metropolitan Bangkok
  107. Seasons Siam Hotel
  108. Novotel Ibis styles Bangkok Sukhumvit 4

ASQ Hotels in Phuket

1. Anantara Phuket Suites & Villas
2. Phuket GRACELAND Resort & Spa
3. Metadee Resort & Villas
4. Banyan Tree Phuket
5. Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort
6. The Sense Resort and Poll Villas
7. Nai Yang Beach Resort & Spa
8. The LifeCo Phuket Well-Being Detox Center
9. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Hotel
10. Andakira Resort & Spa
11. The Gig Hotel
12. Sleep with me Design Hotel @Patong
13. Ramada Phuket Deevana
14. Best Western Patong
15. Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
16. Peach Blossom Resort and Pool Villa Beach Resort
17. The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa
18. Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Phuket

Thai ASQ Hotels In Pattaya

1. Best Bella Pattaya Hotel
2. Avani Pattaya Resort
3. Hotel J Residence
4. Tropicana
5. Grand Bella
6. Bella Express

ASQ Hotel In Prachinburi

  1. Tawa Ravadee Resort

ASQ Hotel In Buriram

  1. Amari Buriram United Hotel 

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