Offering stunning beaches, incredible food, amazing people and beautiful landscapes to explore – Thailand is a firm favourite for British travellers whether they seek relaxation or excitement. Let’s get to grips with what you need to know if you are planning on travelling to Thailand in 2022.
Can You Go on Holiday to Thailand in 2022?
Thailand is welcoming foreign tourists back in 2022 and British travellers can plan trips to the beloved holiday destination. Thai authorities continue to monitor COVID-19 and have measures in place to reduce transmission of the disease in the country. Anyone travelling to Thailand for a holiday must follow COVID requirements; testing, entry restrictions and local restrictions on amenities – along with with the usual travel and health preparations.
What Are the Entry Restrictions for Travel to Thailand?
British passport holders can currently enter Thailand, without a visa, for 45 days. There are currently no restrictions on tourists from the UK entering Thailand without a visa. All travelers to Thailand should carefully check the entry requirements regularly in advance of travel and complete and required processes of filling out information and uploading travel documents. Check the latest guidance from the UK government for the current entry restrictions.
COVID Testing for Travel to Thailand
All travellers entering Thailand must provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. Nomad offers both at-home PCR testing and supervised PCR testing in-clinic. Foreign tourists must also provide proof of an insurance policy that covers treatment for COVID-19.
Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine at a government-approved quarantine facility for 10 days. This can include luxury hotels if they have an approved quarantine package for travellers.
COVID testing requirements may change at any time, check the latest entry requirements before booking a trip, during your travel preparations and as you prepare to depart.
Travel Vaccinations for Thailand
Aside from the additional restrictions in place due to COVID-19, holidaymakers should also prepare for the health risks in Thailand. Check destination recommendations to get an idea of the advised vaccinations for Thailand. Book a consultation at a Nomad clinic to get travel vaccinations for Thailand. Our expert Nurses can get you up-to-date on vaccines, and provide you with any medications recommended for your trip – book an appointment at your nearest travel health clinic..
Are There Restrictions on What You Can Do in Thailand?
Restrictions vary throughout provinces in the country and can change at any time due to the COVID-19 situation. Check local restrictions when making travel plans and when you are in Thailand. Museums, art galleries, historical sites, monuments, cinemas, pools and other facilities are open throughout the country but operate under strict public health measures and limit visitor capacity. All types of entertainment venues, including nightclubs, nationwide remain closed. Masks must be worn at all times in public even outdoors. Expect frequent temperature checks as you go about your day. If you do not wear a face mask you risk being fined by Thai authorities. Interprovincial travel is currently unrestricted, including domestic flights to and from high-risk areas.
Take care to abide by local restrictions and requirements for face masks. Local measures are in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the local population.