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2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2264 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

As you're going to Phuket, I think you mean to go for tourism?

I believe that entry to Thailand is closed to tourists due to Covid19.

And I believe the page for their latest government info is here.

3. Posted by DragonChasm (Budding Member 4 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

Yes for tourism but I intend to spend the whole time within the vicinity of the place I'm staying so no outdoor activity at all.
Tourists were banned during the peak Covid Cases around July but Thailand has now recently opened for Tourism last month. I think it was mid Dec when they declared its open. In the link you referred all the news are for July 2020 and it might not have been updated. Can you please attach something more specific if its not the case? Thankyou

4. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2264 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

I just went googling to find that - you could do the same. If you don't like what I found, it's not really on me to find better news for you. You need to suck up the reality of the pandemic.

I don't think the Thai authorities are going to make a special exception for you because you say you're going to stay indoors.

5. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2380 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

All visa & entry requirements for non-Thais are detailed on the official embassy page here:

https://london.thaiembassy.org/en/publicservice/119247-requirements-for-certificate-of-entry-during-travel-restriction

You will have to book, remain within and pay for 15 days in an ASQ hotel (official quarantine establishment). >All non-Thai passengers will be subject to a 15-day quarantine at their own expenses at one of the facilities for Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) that have been approved by the Thai authorities. <

[ Edit: Edited on 12 Jan 2021, 08:23 GMT by leics2 ]

6. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2264 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

All visa & entry requirements for non-Thais are detailed on the official embassy page here

The OP linked to the visa service for Indian citizens, so I would additionally want to check that this advice applies to Indians as well as British.

7. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2380 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

It applies to all non-Thais, Andy.

[ Edit: Edited on 12 Jan 2021, 09:59 GMT by leics2 ]

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9. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3051 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

"Yes for tourism but I intend to spend the whole time within the vicinity of the place I'm staying so no outdoor activity at all."

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Even during normal times what kind of holiday is this if you only hang around a hotel?

I you are visiting Thailand for the first time Phuket is nearer the bottom. There is a lot more of Thailand to see! But I guess if you just want to hang around the hotel - anywhere will probably do.

How long in Thailand?

Quarantine means mostly staying in your hotel room for around 2 weeks. (These are usually not cheap places too.) If two weeks in a hotel room turns you on at least try to get a room with a balcony so you can feel a breeze and if a smoker this is the only place you can go to. One post I read on TripAdvisor mentions that only married couples can share a room.

Find the Thai Embassy for your country, whatever it is, and see what they say for your particular passport. Google search with your computer can be helpful. Also filling out your profile makes it easier to help you.

Good luck.

10. Posted by DragonChasm (Budding Member 4 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

"Yes for tourism but I intend to spend the whole time within the vicinity of the place I'm staying so no outdoor activity at all."

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Even during normal times what kind of holiday is this if you only hang around a hotel?

I you are visiting Thailand for the first time Phuket is nearer the bottom. There is a lot more of Thailand to see! But I guess if you just want to hang around the hotel - anywhere will probably do.

How long in Thailand?

Quarantine means mostly staying in your hotel room for around 2 weeks. (These are usually not cheap places too.) If two weeks in a hotel room turns you on at least try to get a room with a balcony so you can feel a breeze and if a smoker this is the only place you can go to. One post I read on TripAdvisor mentions that only married couples can share a room.

Find the Thai Embassy for your country, whatever it is, and see what they say for your particular passport. Google search with your computer can be helpful. Also filling out your profile makes it easier to help you.

Good luck.

What I meant was I was planning to keep the Covid exposure to everyone and myself to the minimum by being at my hotel for the whole time. Earlier there used to be an online portal for application of visa but due to Covid not only that got shutdown but their office as well so I think I might have to go to the embassy and find everything else but in the meantime I raised this post to get a better idea. I am doing all this cause I am an NRI(Non resident of India) and obligated to not overstay in India that's why I am kinda forced to spend some time overseas (around 40 days) Thailand opened recently so I thought I might stay in Phuket as I already have been there and I liked it thoroughly. I am planning to book a complete apartment with balcony and everything just to make sure I don't get miserable there but getting a Visa first is my first hurdle.