CAN I TRAVEL TO THAILAND?
Thailand, our second home, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world and finally we’re happy to say! It’s open for travel! If you’re picturing yourself on white sandy beaches, aqua blue waters and watching jaw dropping sunsets from incredible viewpoints, well.. It’s time to start planning that trip.
Last Updated November 1st, 2021
THAILAND TRAVEL ADVISORY
Thailand has reopened! IT'S HAPPENING!
Can I travel to Thailand?
From the 1st of November Thailand will be reopening to fully vaccinated travellers from 60 countries. These countries include the UK and are listed below.
For all entry into Thailand, Travellers will need to fill out a Thailand Pass which can be found here.
Can I travel to Thailand if I’m fully vaccinated?
If you are fully vaccinated you will be able to travel to Thailand freely from the 1st of November if you provide the following. A certification of full vaccination from an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling. A PCR negative test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. A payment for a 1-night stay at SHA+, AQ, OQ, or AHQ accommodation, and 1 RT-PCR test and an insurance policy with coverage of no less than $50,000 US.
Can I travel to Thailand if I’m unvaccinated?
If you’re unvaccinated/not-fully vaccinated you can still travel to Thailand however you must do a 10 or 14 day quarantine depending on whether you arrive by air or land. More info here.
Do I need a negative test to enter Thailand?
Travellers must present 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’ll need to quarantine on arrival and may not be allowed into some places in Thailand. Basically, it’s a LOT easier if you are fully vaccinated.
Do I need to quarantine when entering Thailand?
If you are fully vaccinated you will need to have 1 night stay booked in an approved SHA+, AQ, OQ, or AHQ accommodation where you will take a PCR test and await the results after you receive a negative result you are free to travel as you please! If you are unvaccinated you will need to quarantine for 10-14 days in a government approved facility.
More info can be found here
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