Travel after lockdown: How is Bangkok, Thailand moving?

If you are planning to travel to Bangkok, Thailand, here’s what you need to know about the travel after lockdown:

General COVID-19 related information:

As of April 30, Thailand has reported total number of COVID-19 cases to 65,153 since January 2020. For months Thailand had few locally transmitted COVID-19 cases due to strict quarantine on arrival rules.

Since the new outbreak in April the Royal Thai Government has announced new regulations. The Thai Embassies and Consulates are now issuing Certificate of Entry to enter Thailand including those nationalities under Visa Exemption list. Keep in mind that the ASQ Hotel reservation and COVID-19 Insurance are required for foreigners entering Thailand.

Despite the restrictions, life in Bangkok, Thailand goes on and tourists who are willing to travel have various options for safe travelling. Many travelers don’t mind the mandatory quarantine and practice safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How has travel in Thailand changed?

Since the lockdown and COVID-19 outbreak, travel has changed in Thailand. Less people are using public transportation. Especially, tourists are looking for safe mode of transportation within Thailand. Here, at we have noticed increased usage of car sharing. In the midst of the pandemic travelling by car remains the safest way of transportation. In general, the driving has become more and more popular, while number of public transportation users has decreased. Car sharing now offers the opportunity to stay on the road, while remaining safe and protected.

Phuket Reopening

Even though the daily number of infected people is increasing, Thailand is hopeful and has plans for international travel. Even though some people doubt the possibility of reopening in the summer, international travelers stay optimistic.

Phuket – the largest island in Thailand was chosen as the first place to reopen for international travelers. After the reopening of Phuket, rest of country is due to follow. Phuket is planned to reopen on July 1 for vaccinated international travelers. Thailand is determined to host international travelers in the summer and create safe space in Phuket. In addition to vaccination, travelers can safely travel to Phuket by car. Car sharing offers international travelers a way to move around Thailand with no worries.

We are still waiting for more specific plans regarding Phuket opening and preparing to create a safe space for international travel.

Future of Travel in Thailand

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused radical changes in everyday lifestyle. The pandemic has affected how we live including how we travel and move around. Even though it is clear that in due time most of the things will get back to normal, it is still apparent that car driving and car sharing is getting more and more demand from locals as well as international travelers.

We are hopeful that Thailand will receive international tourists by the end of the year. Meanwhile, for local tourists Thailand offers sightseeing and safe mode of transportation within country.

While you are waiting

While you are waiting for Thailand to reopen, we recommend you to prepare and gather information about safe traveling. Here are some articles you might find useful: