Is Thailand Open for Tourism? ASQ in Bangkok 2021

by Tsvete Popp

This post is part of the series Thailand

Other posts in this series:

  1. 3 Week Thailand Itinerary
  2. Wat Arun: The Temple of Dawn in Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Wat Pho: The Temple of Reclining Buddha in Bangkok

THAILAND IS OPEN FOR TOURISM BUT REQUIRES SPECIAL VISA, TEST AND QUARANTINE. Thailand is open to tourists from all countries. PCR test and mandatory 14-day quarantine are required on arrival and all visitors must apply for a travel visa. Additionally, all non-Thai arrivals will need to prove they are covered by private health insurance in case they get sick when in the country. Thailand ASQ, is a period of mandatory quarantine accommodation for arriving international visitors at government-accredited hotels. All ASQ bookings are paid by the traveler. Properties that have been approved for ASQ by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health are now offering packages that can be easily booked online.

Furthermore, Thailand authority CESA has given the green light to reopen Phuket, which will allow international tourists who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to visit the island with no quarantine, starting from 01.06.2021, Phuket is the first destination to reopen for international tourists.

For all arriving to Bangkok, the quarantine will be reduced to seven days starting from 01.04.2021 for foreigners who have received two doses of vaccine at least 14 days before arrival.

Where to Stay in Bangkok

As you would expect from a major metropolitan and touristic city in Southeast Asia, Bangkok has no shortage of options when it comes to accommodation. As always, I’d suggest you stay somewhere central, to make accessing all the attractions as easy as possible.

If you are on a budget and it is your first time in Bangkok I suggest staying near Khao San Road which is the most famous area for backpackers. If you rather want to have a glimpse into traditional Thai culture, Thonburi would be the right choice for you. Rattanakosin is the best neighborhood if you want to be near some major tourist attractions like Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Mahathat, and the National Gallery. If you are searching for vivid, hectic, and packed full of people streets, market stalls, and a good choice of gold shops – China Town is the right place to stay.  Silom is famous for being the red light district in Bangkok. If you want luxury hotels, European restaurants, and lively nightlife – book a hotel in Sukhumvit.

You can find alternative hotels in Bangkok here.

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