Places in Thailand opening to foreign tourists October 1st include Bangkok and Chiang Mai

More places in Thailand are opening to foreign tourists on October 1st, 2021, although most places tourists would probably want to travel to will not be opening until at least November 1st.

The places in Thailand due to open to foreign tourists on Friday, October 1st are the following:

Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in Surat Thani province; Khao Lak and Koh Yao in Phangnga; and Koh Phi Phi, Koh Ngai, Railay, Khlong Muang and Thap Khaek in Krabi.

As you can see, all places are currently in the south of Thailand, with the rest of the country still out of bounds for most international tourists for at least another month.

Beginning on November 1st, the reopening to foreign tourists will be extended to other areas of the country.

Those places are:

All areas of Bangkok, Krabi and Phangnga and parts of Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin and Nong Kae areas), Phetchaburi (Cha-am), Chon Buri (Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Jomtien and Bang Sare), Ranong (Koh Phayam), Chiang Mai (Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Muang and Doi Tao), Loei (Chiang Khan) and Buri Ram (Muang).

Foreign tourists who are not vaccinated will still have to quarantine, although that will be reduced from 14 days to 10 days for most visitors beginning on October 1st.

There is also no word yet on how much traveling will be allowed, or if foreign tourists will be expected to remain in one place.

Curfews are also still in place throughout the country, although they will be moved from 9pm to 10pm beginning this coming Friday.

Do be aware too, while these places in Thailand are opening to foreign tourists within the month, the Thai government and the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) have been known for their knee-jerk reactions throughout the entire Covid mess.

Knee-jerk reactions that cause open places to suddenly close again, or vaccine or quarantine rules to quickly change.

That should be taken into consideration when booking a trip to Thailand. Especially if it would be a trip you could not easily cancel or postpone.