With Covid-19 cases surging in Thailand, and vaccines in such short supply it will likely be at least early 2022 before most Thais are vaccinated, the European Union announced this week Thailand has been removed from the EU’s ‘green list’ of countries.
This will not only affect Thais and foreigners living in Thailand, and wanting to travel to the EU, but it will also affect those European tourists wanting to take advantage of the Phuket Sandbox.
After all, if mandated to quarantine for 14 days after returning to the EU from Thailand, few EU tourists will want to commit to that.
The EU’s ‘green list’ changes frequently, depending on the worldwide Covid-19 situation.
According to the EU Commission, as of today July 16th, 2021, it currently includes:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Brunei Darussalam
- New Zealand
- Republic of Moldova
- Republic of North Macedonia
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United States of America
- China, (subject to confirmation of reciprocity)