Thailand continues to reopen its countries to international travellers safely and slowly with special tourist initiatives. The Royal Thai Government has recently lifted restrictions on the Special Tourist Visa. This STV allows tourists from any country of territory worldwide with an initial 90-day visa with two extensions that add up to 270 days. Previously only STV holders from low-risk countries were allowed. This STV has been extended to allow arrival by private yacht.
A Single-Entry Tourist Visa (TR) allows visitors to stay for up to 60 days and can be extended once for an additional 30 days. Visa exemptions have been reactivated for eligible passport holders of 56 countries and territories for a stay between 30 and 90 days. The validity of the Certificate of Entry was also extended to more than 72 hours in case of flight delays or missed connecting flights.
The Tourism authority of Thailand has collaborated with the Thai tourism industry partners on a series of tourism promotions and initiatives including Amazing Thailand Plus, ASQ Paradise, and Happy DIY Set..
TAT also introduced the ‘Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certification in collaboration with the public and private sector partners to help build confidence among Thai and foreign tourists. The certification is key to ongoing efforts by Thai tourism operators to certify that an establishment meets the standards of hygiene and health safety for their products and services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as vaccination efforts begin in earnest.