A Thai Government spokesperson has posted that
an adjustment to the Thai Quarantine Rules will take effect soon which includes a relaxation of the hotel quarantine to 7 days for arrivals that have already received a vaccine and 10 days for those who didn’t.,Currently the mandatory quarantine for arrivals in Thailand is 15 nights so this would be a significant improvement for travelers both in terms of time and cost.
,The new rule will not be in effect until signed by the Prime Minister and published in the Royal Gazette but this could both happen fast and according to news reports as soon as April.,This is Tweet in question:,This is the translation of it:,These are extremely good news.,Update: There is now also
an article from Reuters outlining more details about the press conference.,The vaccine has to be max three months old, otherwise you’re back to square one? Interesting.,As I mentioned before the likelihood that vaccinated travelers will be able to enter Thailand without any quarantine is extremely slim for the time to come. One week would be a reasonable amount of time (even ten days is) and this will of course lower the cost of the procedure considerably as well.,I’m sure we will read more about this in the coming days through Thai media.,Separate news about the quarantine procedure included yet another proposal by the Tourism & Sports Ministry to offer more options of how to spend the quarantine time.,As the Bangkok Post reported the possibility to let quarantined tourists spend their time in resorts and being able to leave the room after 3 days will once again be proposed to the Covid Response Council.,Let’s keep in mind the Tourism Authority of Thailand which is under the Ministry of Tourism & Sports has so far presented more than 20 proposals, almost all of which were voted down or outright dismissed as impractical.,Should the quarantine period indeed be lowered as a general policy as expected after today’s news I don’t see this plan being approved as part of additional concessions.,What will be interesting is if hotels who already have bookings for ASQ arrivals will give a refund to customers who will suddenly have to stay just half the period as originally planned. I’d be highly surprised by that. If you’re on the brink of booking an ASQ stay I suggest to wait for some time until new rules are published and packages are adjusted accordingly.,Conclusion,According to a government spokesperson the quarantine period mandatory to enter Thailand will soon be reduced to periods between 7-10 days depending on the travelers ability to present a Covid-19 vaccine certificate.,This hasn’t yet been signed by the PM. Final confirmation about the new rules should be forthcoming this week.,