Thailand Second Phase Reopens 1 Oct 2021
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 timeline.
In the official statement released on 9 September 2021, Government Spokesperson, Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, said the plans reflected the policy outlined by Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, to reopen the country in phases gradually.
Thailand First Phase Reopened
The first phase reopened Phuket, followed by Surat Thani, Krabi, and Phang-Nga over the last two months.
Mr. Thanakorn said the 1 October reopening would be launched alongside the country’s newly adjusted ‘universal prevention’ guidelines against COVID-19.
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi, and Prachuap Khiri Khan are getting ready.
The preparations include accelerating vaccination for the local population and formalizing tourism campaigns, such as Bangkok Sandbox, Hua Hin Recharge, and Charming Chiang Mai.
Thailand Third Phase Reopening Mid Oct 2021
From mid-October, another 21 destinations up and down the country will reopen.
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.
In the East, Kanchanaburi, and Ratchaburi in the West; Chanthaburi, Rayong, and Trat.
Ayutthaya in the Central Region.
Areas in Southern Thailand include Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ranong, Satun, Songkhla, and Trang.
Thailand Fourth Phase Reopening January 2022
Thailand is set to proceed with the fourth phase of reopening in January 2022, with 13 border provinces to reopen under travel bubbles with neighboring countries.
All four phases will cover the reopening of 43 provinces across Thailand.
Mr. Thanakorn also confirmed the success of the Phuket Sandbox program over the last two months.
The Phuket Sandbox program generated 1,634 million Baht in tourism revenue from the average cost of the visitors’ vacation at 61,894 Baht.
Meanwhile, the Royal Thai Government plans to boost domestic tourism through two stimulus campaigns, Rao Thiao Duai Kan (We Travel Together) and Tour Thiao Thai.
Registration is expected to open in September for the travel period from October, the start of the high season in Thailand.
Thailand “We Travel Together Campaign”
The third-phase extension of the ‘We Travel Together Campaign” will subsidize 40% of hotel room rates or airfares, plus a daily e-voucher valued at 600 Baht.
Meanwhile, for the Tour Thiao Thai stimulus for packaged tours, the government will subsidize 40% of the payment or up to 5,000 Baht per person.
Thailand Visitor Info.
For general tourism information and some useful tips for visitors to the kingdom, from planning a visit to ensuring a pleasant stay please obtain details from Tourism Authority Thailand.