CAN I TRAVEL TO THAILAND?
Last Updated July 2nd, 2021
THAILAND TRAVEL ADVISORY
It looks like good news is coming our way! Thailand has plans to reopen!
WHAT THE THAI GOVERNMENT IS SAYING
*UPDATE 2ND JULY 2021* From July 1st, fully vaccinated travellers can travel to Thailand through Phuket under eased restrictions, thanks to the Phuket Sandbox trial. To find out more please read here. This is the first step in Thailand's prime minsiters recent announcment to reopening the country. With plans to reopen fully to double vaccinated travels in October 2021. Wahoooo!
WHAT THE UK GOVERNMENT IS SAYING
The UK government has introduced a traffic light system in which countries will be categorised based on risk & restrictions in place for travel. The list includes categories of red, amber and green. Thailand is currently on the amber list which means travel for leisure purposes is not advised, and if you do travel you will have to quarantine for 10 days, as well as take a COVID test on day 2 & day 8. However, the lists of countries are updated every 3 weeks so hopefully, we can see Thailand on the green list soon, our fingers are crossed!. As new details immerge it look's like this summer will be a good one!
The plans for Thailand to reopen as of the 1st of July are exciting and we hope that opening Phuket will give confidence for the rest of Thailand to open up in October. We will continue to stay up to date on requirements and restrictions but this looks like a great start and an exciting time for us to start planning heading back to our second home! Thailand!
THE BIG QUESTION - WHEN SHOULD I VISIT THAILAND?
I mean it's completely down to where you visit in the country in terms of weather. Still, overall you'll get the best weather in Thailand between December to April. The northeast monsoon is blowing cold, dry air which deffo helps in the heat. During this cool (we can't say "cold" when it comes to Thailand weather) season, the temperatures range from 18-32 degrees Celsius in Bangkok. But in northern and northeast Thailand it can be a little cooler.
After that, it gets HOT, HOT, HOT. If you're a sun addict like me, head to Thailand anytime between March-end of June and you'll be floating poolside, mojito in hand catching some rays allllll day long. Temperatures are averaged around 34 degrees but can often hit up to 40 degrees! SO. Don't forget to pack that factor 50! (We're responsible after all)
In general, Thailand has some of the most beautiful weather in the world, which is why it's easy to see people visit and never want to come home. The rainy season is still warm and most activities you can do all year round!
THAILAND TRAVEL INSPIRATION
Is It Just Buckets, Beaches & Babes?
Straight answer - absolutely not. There are so many amazing things to do and see in Thailand, try not to spend every night drinking buckets on the beach. Sure, seawater is scientifically proven to cure any hangover. (That's if you'd call a college-educated, 27-year-old blogger a scientist then yeah it's scientifically proven) But, there's SOOOO much more to see and do out there!
Here's some of the best "What to do in Thailand" suggestions courtsey of yours truly.
Get yourself off the beaten track, away from the crowds and stay overnight with a local hill tribe - a once in a lifetime experience and a TruExclusive. Fall asleep to the sounds of wildlife, hear about their culture and heritage. You may even learn a thing or two ;)
Care for Elephants. The keyword being CARE. Volunteer and help out at an Elephant Sanctuary for Elephants affected by the dark tourism side who have been rescued from the logging industry and tourism parks. Do good, be good & spend ya money making a difference. It's the future guys! You may even get to feed a watermelon to an Elephant, and if that's not the cutest thing you've ever seen, then I don't know what to tell you.
Visit Khao Sok National Park - Get your pencil out and write this on your bucket list! Spend your day kayaking on the turquoise lake, or floating with a beer in hand in a rubber tube. In between swimming, crying because you're so happy, you're in paradise and watching the stars go down on your very own FLOATING BUNGALOW. Sit back and enjoy dinner in amongst the most scenic backdrops. Because that's right, you're in between a limestone mountain range.
YOU HAVE TO TAKE A COOKING CLASS. That's it, there I said it. Thai cuisine is up there with some of the best food in the world! So take a cooking class, you may come home the next Gordon Ramsey in the kitchen, and if that fails at least you'll know how to cook up a delicious Pad Thai for that awkward first tinder date.
So there aren't many things I'll tell you, you HAVE to do, BUT I AM TELLING YOU YOU NEED TO VISIT BOTTLE BEACH BUNGALOWS. This is a must-do — a must-see. A must visit. It's beautiful, secluded, everything you've dreamt of when you first booked your flight to Thailand. Not many people can stay overnight as it's pretty exclusive & small. Eat, swim, drink, play volleyball and have dinner watching the sunset in your own private slice of paradise. D.R.E.A.M.
Although we can't travel to Thailand right now, if anything now is the time to PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. Decide where you want to go, what you want to do and don't stop till you get there. Travel restrictions won't always be in place, and that first Chang will taste better than ever. It's been a crazy year, and you deserve to plan the trip of a lifetime.
If you need a sign to book a holiday.
THIS. IS. IT.