Thailand is set to reopen more popular tourist destinations, Bangkok Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Pattaya from 1 October. The reopening scheme starts with Phuket Sandbox from 1 July and continues with the Samui Plus from 15 July, Phuket 7+7 Extension from 15 August. It allows fully vaccinated tourists to travel to Thailand without the need to quarantine.
The Royal Thai Government has announced plans to reopen Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi, and Prachuap Khiri Khan from 1 October as part of the second phase of the country’s reopening scheme.
From mid-October, another 21 destinations up and down the country will reopen. These include Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phrae, and Sukhothai in the North; Bueng Kan, Nong Khai, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani in the Northeast; Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi in the West; Chanthaburi, Rayong, and Trat in the East; Ayutthaya in the Central Region, and Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ranong, Satun, Songkhla, and Trang in the South.
Thailand is set to proceed with the fourth phase of reopening in January 2022, with 13 border provinces to reopen under travel bubbles with neighbouring countries.
Nearly 9 million people have been fully vaccinated nationwide in Thailand. Over 25 million have received their first dose while another over 600,000 people received their third vaccine dose, according to the Ministry of Public Health.