THAILAND IS OPEN!
Thailand, our second home, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. WE'RE BACK BABY! If you’re picturing yourself on white sandy beaches, aqua blue waters and watching jaw-dropping sunsets from incredible viewpoints... then lucky you because Thailand is OPEN!
Last Updated March 24th, 2022
Can I travel to Thailand?
YES, YES YES! Thailand is open for tourism and we're back living our best life! For all entry into Thailand, Travellers need to fill out a Thailand Pass which can be found here. You can apply for the Thailand pass up to 60 days in advance.
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Can I travel to Thailand if I’m fully vaccinated?
As of the 1st May 2022, if you are fully vaccinated, you may enter Thailand without restrictions or quarantine! That's right Thailand is fully open! You will just need to fill out your Thailand Pass and provide proof of vaccination and insurance.
You'll need to provide proof of full vaccination from an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling must be shown - if you received your vaccine in the UK you can use your NHS vaccine record as proof of vaccine status. A negative PCR test must also be taken no more than 72 hours before travel and you must have an insurance policy with coverage of no less than $50,000 US.
Can I travel to Thailand if I’m unvaccinated?
From the 1st of May. Travellers from all countries who are not fully vaccinated will need to provide a negative covid PCR test taken no later than 72 hours before arrival.
Do I need a negative test to enter Thailand?
From 1st of May those travellers who are not fully vaccinated/ unvaccinated will need to show evidence of a negative PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
Do I need a vaccine to enter Thailand?
You don’t need a vaccine to enter Thailand as Covid vaccines are not mandatory, however, if you are not fully vaccinated, you must will need to provide a negative COVID PCR test before travel. Do I need to quarantine when entering Thailand?
Do I need to quarantine when returning to the UK if I'm fully vaccinated?
If you're returning to the UK, there are no travel restrictions on arrival! The UK government have removed all the entry requirements so that you no longer need to complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel to the UK from abroad, you don't need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive and there is NO quarantine when you arrive back into the UK.
Do I need to quarantine when returning to the UK if I'm not fully vaccinated?
The easing of restrictions when entering the UK applies whether you are vaccinated or not.... YES! The dream, gone are the days of expensive and annoying tests!
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.
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. That first Chang will taste better than ever. It's been a crazy year, and you deserve to plan the trip of a lifetime.
Don't Quit Your Daydream