Bangkok, 11 November, 2021 – According to the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, there were a total of 30,538 visitor arrivals to Thailand at all international airports during 1-10 November, 2021.
The top 10 countries were:
- USA – 3,864 arrivals
- Germany – 3,274 arrivals
- UK – 1,785 arrivals
- Japan – 1,713 arrivals
- South Korea – 1,296 arrivals
- Russia – 1,140 arrivals
- Switzerland – 1,116 arrivals
- Sweden – 1,041 arrivals
- France – 923 arrivals
- UAE – 810 arrivals
The 30,538 arrivals included 19,949 visitors under the Exemption from Quarantine (TEST & GO) entry scheme, 9,072 under the Living in the Blue Zone (17 Sandbox destinations) programme, and 1,517 under the Happy Quarantine requirement (comprising 453 arrivals with a 7-day quarantine and 1,064 arrivals with a 10-day quarantine).
These arrivals entered Thailand through the international airports in Bangkok (both Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang), Phuket, Samui, and Chiang Mai.
Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Thailand Pass web-based system has received a total of 147,503 applicants as of 11 November, 2021. Having already received approval were 92,920 applicants, including 35,872 auto-approved.
The Thailand Pass is to support the “Ease of Travelling” policy, allowing foreign travellers to fill in their travel and health information and upload the related documents before travelling to Thailand.
Thailand is now welcoming fully vaccinated visitors from around the world via two specially-designed entry schemes: TEST & GO Exemption from Quarantine and Living in the “Blue Zone” (17 Sandbox destinations). Partially or unvaccinated visitors are also much welcomed via the Happy Quarantine requirements.
The Exemption from Quarantine (TEST & GO) entry scheme is currently only for travellers from 63 approved countries and territories. The list of approved countries will be expanded later to cover the entire world from 1 January, 2022.
See a user-friendly checklist of points covering before, during, and after travelling to Thailand under thethree key entry schemes: Exemption from Quarantine (TEST & Go), Living in the “Blue Zone” Sandbox, and Alternative Quarantine (AQ) at https://www.tatnews.org/thailand-reopening/ or https://www.tatnews.org/entry-thailand-frequently-asked-questions/.
This statistic will be changed regularly once new information becomes available. Kindly check in on www.tatnews.org to stay current on what remains a very fluid and fast changing situation.
*Source: Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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The Bachelor Japan Season 4 showcases Thailand
Bangkok, 2 December, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to report that Thailand features as the main location in the Japanese reality TV show ‘The Bachelor Japan Season 4’, of which the first episode aired on 25 November, 2021.
In cooperation with the TAT Tokyo Office, a film crew from Amazon Prime Japan and YD Creation Japan comprising 65 actors, production staff, technicians and others travelled to Thailand to shoot for the show in the spectacular Southern provinces of Phuket, Phang-Nga, and Krabi between April and June 2021.
A total of six out of the 10 60-minute episodes of ‘The Bachelor Japan Season 4’ were filmed in Thailand.
Aside from the valuable promotional exposure the destination will receive in Japan, a key source market for visitors from the Asian region, the foreign production also generated much-needed income and employment opportunities in the local tourism and film-related sectors of the three chosen locations.
Phuket, Phang-Nga’ and Krabi were among the first destinations in Thailand to reopen to tourism under the Sandbox programme, and the TAT Tokyo Office has capitalised on the interest of foreign filmmaking to promote the world-class tourist appeal and public health safety standards of these destinations.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said “Popular TV shows like ‘The Bachelor’ are an effective way to deliver promotional messages directly to international markets, in this case Japan, which is among the 63 countries and territories from which fully vaccinated visitors can enter Thailand through the Exemption from Quarantine (TEST & GO) programme. With Thailand featuring so significantly in ‘The Bachelor Japan Season 4’, this helps us to promote travel to Thailand now that entry rules are being relaxed and tourists are once again welcomed.”
Fully vaccinated visitors from every country around the world can also visit Thailand via the Living in the “Blue Zone” Sandbox destinations programme. Meanwhile, partially or unvaccinated visitors are also much welcomed via the Happy Quarantine programme. However, to prevent and control the spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, Thailand currently imposes travel restrictions on arrivals from Africa.
Photo Credit: Instagram: @BachelorJapan外部リンク, @bachelorjap外部リンク
COVID-19 vaccine guide for travellers to Thailand
International travellers, including returning Thais and foreign residents, who are above 18 years of age should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or the World Health Organisation (WHO) no less than 14 days before their travel date.
Bangkok, Updated on 29 November, 2021.
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