Thailand Introduces New U.S. Tourist Visa

Chiang Mai, Thailand // Photo by tawatchaiprakobkit/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has shared that The Royal Thai Embassy announced a new tourist visa for U.S. travelers to apply in advance and come to Thailand safely for up to 60 days.

Following application approval and upon arrival in Thailand, travelers must spend two weeks in an Alternative State Quarantine hotel. Many of these leading hotels have launched dedicated quarantine packages, such as Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, offering full-board meals, 24-hour nurse services, COVID-19 screenings and more, and Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok with full-board meals, 24-hour nurse on standby, daily laundry and more. Each hotel will arrange pick up from the airport on arrival date/time.

To acquire the tourist visa, travelers will have to fill out and upload all information to The Royal Thai Embassy’s website (thaiembdc.org/onlinevisaapplication/) at least 15 days prior to travel. Travelers would require a passport, a visa and declaration forms, medical insurance, confirmation of a booking at an Alternative State Quarantine hotel, round-trip flight confirmation a bank statement and more.

Following the 14-day quarantine, travelers can discover Thailand’s abundance of secluded, lesser-known destinations and plan itineraries inspired by TAT’s recent campaigns. Among them: 

  • Thailand’s wealth of hidden gems and dedication to sustainable tourism is being captured in a three-part “Trailblazer Thailand” video series hosted by model, TV host and Muay Thai fighter Mia Kang. Filmed in three regions of Thailand, the series spotlights Thailand’s dedication to sustainable tourism, notable luxury experiences and community-based tourism. (Watch each episode this month on @MiaKang’s IGTV every Tuesday and on TAT’s YouTube playlist every Thursday.)
  • TAT partnered with GLP Films to present Thailand’s first video campaign focused on strengthening the future of the country’s sustainable tourism. Filmed in Chiang Mai, located in Northern Thailand, and the Andaman Coast in Southern Thailand, the Sustainable Thailand video campaign includes three short films spotlighting experiences that support the environment, local tourism, and rural communities, including health and wellness, community-based tourism and animal welfare. 

To see all the procedures, visit thaiembdc.org/2020/11/05/trsingle_entry.

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