December 3, 2023


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TAT plans to welcome vaccinated tourists in third quarter 2021

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TAT plans to welcome vaccinated tourists in third quarter 2021

Since last year, there many people have been asking me when can travel to Thailand. The time is near as The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has been working on a plan to encourage tourists to return to Thailand from the third quarter of 2021.This is pending approval by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for relaxed measures.

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According to The Nation newspaper, TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said that all TAT foreign offices have been assigned to monitor and inform the progress of Covid-19 vaccination every two weeks, including country opening guidelines in each country so that the TAT can set its own guidelines to attract this group of tourists.

TAT deputy governor for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, said the International Air Transport Association, which has a membership of more than 200 airlines around the world, now has 42 airlines including Thai Airways, Thai Smile, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, British Airways, Emirates Airways and others agreeing to an “IATA Travel Pass” for registered travellers who confirm their vaccination.

The vaccinated travellers will be given the privilege, except from health check and Fit-To-Fly paper, which will begin in March and will likely see more and more vaccinated travellers on board.

He said the government needed to make a clear statement on relaxation for tourists from foreign countries, so that the TAT can create plans to lure travellers to visit in the third quarter of this year, as it usually takes around four months to finalise the plan.


This is a good move for Thailand to open their doors to vaccinated tourists from around the world. We hope to visit Thailand soon as vaccination starts in Malaysia from yesterday.

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For those who have been asking me when can travel to Thailand, we can realistically visit the Land of Smiles this year if you are vaccinated (pending the approval from CCSA Thailand. We also hope Malaysia will open their doors to vaccinated tourists to boost our local tourism economy.

Many of our friends who are in food and travel industry are badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new travel bubble with vaccinated tourists will help to revive the tourism industry as well as boosting the economy.

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We can we travel to Thailand? Hopefully within this year. TAT plans to welcome vaccinated tourists in third quarter 2021 is great news! Read all our stories about Thailand at

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