Thailand remains top destination for Europeans

Although airline routes have been heavily reduced due to the global pandemic, Thailand has held its place as the favorite holiday destination for Europeans, with more than one and a half million visits reported in the first two quarters of 2020.

Why Thailand is so popular

Thailand is a great value for money destination and offers an array of attractions and experiences to suit all budgets. From vibrant, bustling cities to stunning white-sand beaches, Thailand is a year round destination with something for everyone. Thailand is also home to some of the world’s most renowned culinary experiences, as well as ancient civilizations and striking landscapes.

What is the outlook for 2021?

Despite the current pandemic situation, experts believe the popularity of Thailand among European travelers is set to persist in 2021. With international travel restrictions easing, the prospects look bright for Thailand, as the Thai government is making moves towards the reopening of their borders. The government is also offering attractive incentives for travelers, such as streamlined visa processing and discounts on flights, hotels and local transportation.

What should travelers know?

Whilst Thailand remains open to travelers, they need to be aware of the necessary Covid-19 protocols in place. All international travellers must adhere to the health guidelines set by the Ministry of Public Health. As outlined on the official website of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), visitors must upload negative results of a Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of traveland once in Thailand they will be expected to undergo a further health check and quarantine for 14 days.

Top tips for travelers

  • Purchase travel insurance with Covid-19 coverage.
  • Check for any additional restrictions enforced by the airlines.
  • Booking accommodation in advance is recommended.
  • Ensure you have all the necessary documents before travelling.
  • Have a detailed plan of activities in the region.

With the abundance of information available and the potential of new incentives, Thailand looks set to remain one of the top European holiday destinations in 2021.