Latest Update: 18 March 2020
Over the last few weeks, we have worked tirelessly to bring you the real situation in Bangkok for you to make the best informed decision for your travels to Thailand.
From today till the end of March, the truth is that it is NOT advisable to visit unless absolutely necessary. To curb the spread of COVID-19, the government has ordered the temporary shutdown of schools, pubs, entertainment places, traditional Thai massage shops, fitness centers, spas, and theaters for 14 days. You might face closures or rejections at various family attractions as well, depending on which country you were last at. Restaurants are moving towards delivery in the face of a drop in walk-in customers. The Songkran holiday and festivities in April have also been postponed indefinitely.
Incidentally, today is also the 60th Anniversary of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, who have done a remarkable job giving Thailand its current world-class status in the tourism industry. This virus outbreak might be the biggest challenge we have faced together thus far.
That said, we promise to continue bringing timely reliable updates on the situation, and continue to share interesting happenings in and about Thailand in the meantime.
Rest assured that we will be the first to announce a positive change in the situation and invite you to visit Thailand again.
Meanwhile, keep well and spend more time with your loved ones!
Latest Update: 12 March 2020
All inbound tourists are required to download the “AOT Airports” app to fill in the required information – name, surname, passport ID , mobile phone number, e-mail address and present them to the immigration officials on duty . The information will be stored for 14 days after arrival.
Here’s a video walkthrough to guide you:
After registering, you should be able to located “COVID-19 Inbound Passenger Control“.
Latest Update: 11 March 2020, 11:30am
From Thursday, these are the new mandatory measures for all inbound arrivals to Thailand:
To provide your contact information such as mobile phone numbers and email addresses via an immigration form T8 or an application developed by the National Science and Technology Development Agency that can be downloaded from Thursday.
Foreign tourists can continue using their mobile SIM card for phone packages with roaming service, or buy a new SIM card at 49 baht with unlimited internet. (telcos might setup counter at the immigration area, to be confirmed).
Update: 4 March 2020, 4:20pm
We received many messages about Bangkok’s situation update and whether it’s still safe to travel. With regards to the COVID-19 situation, many travellers are in a dilemma on whether to proceed with their planned trip or have it postponed to another date.
Thailand is still operating as per usual with additional measures implemented. We will be bringing you updates around Bangkok so you make the decision more easily.
This is the latest update from Tourism Authority of Thailand:
- There is 𝗡𝗢 𝗕𝗔𝗡 on Singaporeans to travel to Thailand.
- There is 𝗡𝗢 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗨𝗟𝗦𝗢𝗥𝗬 𝟭𝟰-𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗤𝗨𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗘 for Singaporeans arriving into Thailand, unless you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.
- Thailand has effective health surveillance systems for disease control.
- The Thai public and private sectors across the nation have stepped up hygiene measures.
- Thailand’s tourism and travel activities go on as usual.
Please enjoy Thailand as per normal, with the necessary precautions. Together, we can prevent the spread of COVID-19. For those who are concerned with Covid-19 in Thailand, you can log on to Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Situation Update at www.tatnews.org.
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