If you’re planning to visit Thailand soon you may be wondering what is the situation for domestic travel. Are you required to do anything extra before you board a flight? Are trains running normally? The good news is that getting around Thailand is still as convenient as it was before Covid and most services are running normally. But there are a few things to be aware of, most notably the rules on wearing masks in public. Since 23 June 2022, wearing face masks has been endorsed as voluntary. However, it’s advisable to carry a face mask with you because there are still some situations where the public may be asked to wear one e.g. public transport.
As a tourist arriving in Thailand, once you’ve cleared the required entry formalities the same travel rules for domestic travel will apply to you as they do for Thai travellers and those who live in Thailand. No additional Covid testing is required for domestic travel in Thailand. In some cases there may be temperature checks before boarding public transport and visitors should wear a face mask where required.
- Be a responsible tourist and respect the Thai people and local regulations
- Carry proof of ID with you
- Wear a face mask if asked to do so e.g. public transport
At the moment (June 2022), not all airlines are offering on-board food and drink services. But there are outlets open at all airports where you can buy food and drink.
Trains, buses, boats
As was the case before Covid, you will need to show your passport when booking seats on Thai trains. You may also be asked to show your passport for travel by bus, boat and ferry.
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