Is it safe to visit Pattaya? And what are the current Thailand visa rules and regulations? To answer both those questions here are some commonsense safety tips for visitors to Pattaya, and links to resources where you can find all the latest Thailand travel warnings and visa requirements, including the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic situation in Thailand.
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Pattaya COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates
For updates regarding easing of restrictions and reopening businesses in Pattaya – you can check the local newspapers such as Pattaya Mail, Pattaya One, or The Pattaya News.
Pattaya & Thailand COVID-19 Hotlines
If you suspect you have COVID-19 and need help, or need to report a case of COVID-19 in Pattaya, the number given on the Pattaya City Hall PRPattaya Facebook page (see above) is 03-842-9166. Alternatively, you could use the general hotline number 1377.
The Thailand Ministry of Public Health COVID-19 hotline number is 1422.
If you’re a tourist stranded in Thailand due to the COVID-19 pandemic you should check for updates on your country’s embassy or consulate in Thailand website.
For general updates on the COVID-19 sitaution in Thailand I recommend you follow Richard Barrow on Facebook or Twitter, see below.
Visa Amnesty For Stranded Tourists in Thailand
For tourists with a valid visa or permission to stay after March 26 there is a visa amnesty (automatic visa extension), valid through to April 30. UPDATE: the visa amensty has now been extended to July 31, more details about the extension of the visa amnesty on the government PR website.
For more details about the visa amnesty, like who is affected, what visa types are included, and what you must do – refer to this article about visa amnesty on Thaiembassy.com.
Requirements For Flying To and From Thailand
The easiest way to check if you need things like travel insurance and a health certificate to enter or leave Thailand is to refer to Thai embassy/consulate in your country, your airline, or use the tools (see below) on the International Air Transport Association Travel Center website.
- Are passengers allowed to fly to Thailand?
- What documents are need to enter Thailand?
- Refer to the IATA travel center travel document news
- How many cigarettes can I take to Thailand?
- How much alcohol can I take to Thailand?
- How much money must I have on me when I enter Thailand?
- refer to the IATA Thailand customs information page
- What are the different types of visa for visitors to Thailand?
- Who can enter Thailand without a visa (visa exempt)?
- Who needs a visa on arrival in Thailand?
- Is there a Thai embassy or consulate in my country?
- More information at https://www.thaiembassy.com/