Thailand’s tourism industry has been devastated by the impact of the border
closures due to Covid-19 and the economy has taken a battering with the loss
of international tourism worth up to 20% of GDP.
From April 01 the government will start relaxing the quarantine restrictions as part
of the plan to remove quarantine completely for most international arrivals from Oct 01.
From April 1 to Sept 30, arrivals without a vaccination certificate (VC) and Covid-19
free certificate (CFC) would be quarantined for 10 days, and be tested for the disease twice.
Arrivals with complete 14 day VCs and CFCs would be quarantined for seven days
and tested once. Those with VCs but without CFCs would be tested twice.
From Oct 1, quarantine will not be required for some of the main resort areas in the
country including Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan and the plan is to priorities the
vaccinations of the local populations in these destinations. Arrivals to those areas must
come from low-risk countries.
‘Thailand has largely been successful in stemming the tide of Covid 19 infections particularly
when compared to Europe and the US’ said Adam Keating Co-Owner of Luxury Villa
Samui one of Thailand’s leading villa management companies.
‘Last year we also implemented our SafeStay programme across all our villas in anticipation of
when the borders do reopen giving our guests further peace of mind during the seanxious times’
said Adam Keating.
Adam Keating further added ‘the fundamentals of the luxury villa rental market remain strong
and by staying in a private luxury well managed villa you avoid all of the high traffic are as in hotels.’