The Thai cabinet has approved a plan to allow foreign tourists to come to Thailand but they’ll have to agree to mandatory 14 day quarantine and stay for at least 90 days. The cabinet is hoping the new extended tourist visa will be part of the rebooting of the tourist and hospitality economy.
Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha announced that the government would issue “special tourist visas” for visitors who would have to come for at least 90 days. The new 90 day special tourist visa would be able to be extended twice, for 90 days each time. Long-stay visitors could begin arriving next month, according to the PMs announcement today. (Basic provisions of today’s announcement below)
“The most important condition would be a 14 day quarantine.”
“Visitors can arrive for tourism or health services, and they can stay at alternative state quarantine facilities, specific areas, or at hospitals that function as quarantine facilities. Our public health system is amongst the best in the world and people can have confidence in it.”