Thai Tourism on an Uptrend after Lifting Restrictions, Expecting over 10 Arrivals in 2022

Tourism in Thailand is recovering at a noticeably pace after the kingdom relaxed the Covid-19 measures in April and lifted nearly all of the travel requirements except for the vaccination certificate, starting from July 1, 2022, onwards.

It will be easier and much more relaxing travelling in Thailand, especially for foreign travellers, as the country has lifted all mandatory requirements for international arrivals. Fully-vaccinated travellers can enter the kingdom just as freely as pre-Covid era. A negative PCR or professionally administered antigen test result also works as well. Masks are no longer required in opening areas.

The number of flights had increased noticeably during the first three days into the month of July. On Friday, July 1, 2022, the flights landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport rose to 140 with 27,645 passengers on board. 134 flights and 27,147 passengers followed on Saturday and another 150 flights and 28,910 passengers on Sunday. The number was higher than an average of 130 daily landings with 24,000 passenger arrivals.

Seeing an uptrend on pent-up demand, the Tourism and Sports Ministry estimated that international arrivals could soon top 30,000 a day. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast more than 10 million air travellers this year.