Thailand Travel Reopening Updates: July 2nd, 2021
Thailand has started reopening for tourism without quarantine requirements!
Starting with its popular Islands and coastal areas, Thailand has begun a structured re-opening for vaccinated travelers from the United States and certain other countries. Since July 1st, fully vaccinated Americans are permitted to travel to Phuket Island. From the 15th of July, Samui, the best island to visit during the ongoing rainy season, will reopen, followed by the Krabi region on August 1st.
The Chiang Mai region, the second most visited tourism destination (after Bangkok) in Thailand is planning an August reopening – a final date is yet to be announced.
Bangkok and many other regions can currently only be visited by travelers who have spent two weeks in the above coastal regions. This is supposed to change on October 1st, with the whole country being open for fully vaccinated tourists. As such, Easy Tours is now offering our services in Thailand from November 1st, 2021, with flexible terms as outlined below.
Extremely eager to reopen its tourism economy, Thailand’s government is planning not to close its borders again, even if there is a slight rise in cases. Due to a rigorous system of identifying, testing, tracing and isolation, Thailand has always been extremely successful in controlling the pandemic within its borders.
What requirements will there be for incoming tourists?
As of July 1st, 2021, there are quite a few onerous requirements
for you to be able to travel to Thailand. Easy Tours expects these to be gradually reduced and then removed.
Please click on the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s website link for current requirements:
Is it safe to visit Thailand?
It has traditionally been very safe to visit Thailand as the country has a very sophisticated private medical infrastructure, and excellent care will be available for all Easy Tours travelers for any healthcare requirements.
Luxury Tour availability
Easy Tours offers escorted private luxury tours
in Thailand and some surrounding countries for travel dates starting on November 1st, 2021.
Easy Tours will not operate our Small Group Tours
in Thailand until at least early 2022 as we are not comfortable facilitating joint travel for guests who are not from the same household or family/friends circle before then.
Cancellation options related to Covid-19.
Cancellations due to freshly imposed entry or other significant travel restrictions by the Thai Government:
If Easy Tours is forced to cancel your tour due to entry restrictions imposed by the Thai government, Easy Tours will inform our guests within 2 business days of our in-country offices becoming aware of this fact, and all guest payments will be credited towards future Thailand travel with Easy Tours. Please note that this does not apply
to international flight costs, the contract for which exists solely between the guest(s) and the airline.
Guest Decision to Cancel Travel:
For travel ending by February 28th, 2022, if a guest decides that they are not comfortable in traveling to Thailand for any reason, including the virus, they will have the option to have their payments credited for Thailand travel before December 20th, 2023 as long as 45 days remain
before their tour start date. If less than 45 days remain, or if any of your travel dates are after February 2022, our standard cancellation costs will apply, and refunds, if any are applicable, will be processed according to our standard terms and conditions. Along with our luxury hotel partners, we expect tourism to boom from early 2022 onward due to pent-up demand.
Care for our guests’ wellbeing.
Our tours currently follow these three protocols to ensure our guests wellbeing, and to provide seamless and rewarding experiences:
1. Lodging: We only offer the top luxury hotels and resorts, all of whom have established, and proven, a very strong commitment to the wellbeing of guests and staff. This currently includes daily screening of all staff, screening of incoming guests, very vigorous ongoing sanitizing procedures and practices, availability of on-call physicians, and a lot more.
2. Guides: You will be assigned one Accompanying Tour Director who will greet you when you arrive, and then facilitate all your activities, including serving as your expert guide, throughout your time with us. Our previous guests know that Easy Tours has the best Tour Director’s, and these colleagues will be screened before starting their services with you.
3. Vehicles and chauffeurs: Your vehicle will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized each morning, and hand sanitizer will be available to you in your vehicle at all times. You will have the same chauffeur and vehicle throughout your tour, unless your tour includes multiple regions/countries that require a flight.