In welcome news for Thailand's tourism industry - and LGBTQ travellers - the Thai government has announced that quarantine-free travel into Thailand for vaccinated visitors will resume from 1 February.
You will still need to apply for an entry visa - under the Test & Go entry system. To comply with the visa requirements, you will to take a Covid test upon entry into Thailand and also a test on Day 5 of your stay.
Following the Omicron wave of infections, Thailand is now moving to a management phase of the pandemic, relaxing restrictions and trying to minimise infection levels.
Thailand's economy relies heavily on international tourism.
What's life like for LGBTQ people in Thailand?
Is it legal to be gay in Thailand?
Yes – homosexuality was decriminalised in 1956.
The age of consent was equalised in 1997.
Is there Marriage Equality in Thailand?
As things currently stand, there is no legal recognition of same-sex couples. There’s a general tolerance of same-sex relationships, but no legal protections.
Does Thailand have anti-discrimination protections based on sexuality?
Yes – protections were introduced in 2015. There are a range of exemptions to the protections that were implemented, so it’s not the strongest framework however it’s better than nothing.