Thailand, India & Singapore to reopen to visitors

In an exciting move for fully vaccinated UK travellers, Thailand has announced that it will end the need for quarantine from 1 November 2021. The UK is one of 10 nations, including China, Germany and the US, that will benefit from this major change.

Donald Duck Bay, Similan Islands, Thailand © Donnasterns -
Donald Duck Bay, Similan Islands, Thailand © Donnasterns -

Instead of quarantine, travellers will need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken prior to departure and pass a second test upon arrival. Assuming the second test is negative, travellers will then be able to move freely around Thailand.

Another country preparing to open its borders to UK tourists is India. Initially, only holidaymakers arriving on chartered flights to the likes of Goa and Kerala will be granted visas from 15 October 2021. However, those travelling on scheduled flights will be granted visas from 15 November 2021. It is believed that the land borders remain closed to tourists.

Finally, Singapore has revealed that it too will allow fully vaccinated British travellers to apply for entry from 18 October 2021. Travellers will need to apply for a vaccinated travel pass (VTP) between seven and 30 days before departure. Please note that Singapore officials have said they will only accept the paper copy as the proof of vaccination, not the digital Covid pass.

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Posted on Tuesday 12 October 2021

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