Thailand has been removed from the travel red list. The announcement from the UK government means that travellers returning from Thailand will no longer be required to self-isolate at a quarantine hotel on arrival in England. The new rules come into effect on 11 October, 2021. And with fully vaccinated travellers already able to visit Thailand without the need for quarantine on arrival, it’s a welcome and timely boost for Thailand’s travel industry.
Returning to the UK
Check the UK government rules for travel to England (and guidance notes for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) from abroad.
From 1 November 2021, visitors from a number of countries — including the UK and Ireland — can travel to Thailand under the Test & Go scheme. This makes it easier to travel quarantine-free without needing to enter under the Sandbox rules.
More information here
Options for travel to Thailand
For travellers from the UK and Ireland there are three main options to travel to Thailand.
1) Test & Go: Travel to Thailand quarantine-free
From 1 November 2021, visitors from 63 countries/territories — including the UK and Ireland — can travel to Thailand under the Test & Go quarantine-free arrangement.
2) Blue Zone Sandbox
While the Test & Go scheme will be the more convenient option for most travellers from the UK and Ireland, the Blue Zone Sandbox is an alternative, especially if you are travelling with children aged between 12-18 who haven’t been fully vaccinated.
More details here
3) Alternative Quarantine (AQ)
If you want to travel to Thailand, but aren’t fully vaccinated or don’t meet the criteria for Test & Go or the Blue Zone Sandbox plans listed above, you may still be able to travel under the Alternative Quarantine scheme.
More details here
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