Cloud & Datacenter Industry Cheers Thailand’s Quarantine-Free Travel Announcement – Full List of 46 Countries

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says Thailand will open the country to visitors from 46 countries instead of only 10 Covid-19 low-risk countries announced earlier, starting from Nov 1.

He said, “If we wait until everything is fully ready, we’ll be too late. Besides, tourists may choose to go elsewhere,” read the post.

“But this is a risk we must take. I think, like other countries, Thailand is now better equipped to deal with the risk. And we need to learn to live with it.”

“I hope we can hear some good news from the upcoming long holidays,” he concluded.

Tourism aside, the technology industry welcomes this good news and look forward to reconnecting with a rapidly growing Thailand digital economy.

Outlook in Thailand
According to a study by ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, Thailand’s datacentre market is growing at the compound annual growth rate of 16% during 2016 to 2022 in terms of operational square feet. In terms of demand, the market is growing consistently at the compound annual growth rate of 14% during 2016 to 2022.

The outlook for the digital economy and technological innovations in Thailand indicate ample room for more investment in data centres and cloud platforms, especially from hyperscalers who provide the speed, scalability, global reach and agility.

Business Event in Thailand
Technology Professionals who are making plans to be in Thailand this year may consider the upcoming Thailand Cloud & Datacenter Convention 2021 happening on 16th December 2021. More details: https://w.media/thailand-cloud-datacenter-convention-2021/

According to the information at the time, they can visit 17 places. It is unclear whether the list still applies after the expanded reopening. The 17 places are:

  1. Phuket
  2. Surat Thani
  3. Bangkok
  4. Samut Prakan (Suvarnabhumi airport)
  5. Krabi
  6. Phangnga
  7. Prachuap Khiri Khan (Nong Kae, Hua Hin)
  8. Phetchaburi (Cha-am)
  9. Chon Buri (Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Jomtien, Bang Sare, Koh Sichang, Si Racha)
  10. Ranong (Koh Payam)
  11. Chiang Mai (Muang, Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Doi Tao)
  12. Loei (Chiang Khan)
  13. Buri Ram (Muang)
  14. Nong Khai (Muang, Si Chiang Mai, Tha Bo, Sangkhom)
  15. Udon Thani (Muang, Na Yoong, Nong Han, Kumphawapi, Ban Dung)
  16. Rayong (Koh Samet)
  17. Trat (Koh Chang)

Visitors from the 46 countries, described as the first low-risk group, may enter Thailand by air without quarantine, provided they have been fully vaccinated and have evidence of pre-flight negative test results. They must also agree to take another test upon arrival.

The full list of countries as of 22nd October 2021 include:

  1. Australia
    2. Austria
    3. Bahrain
    4. Belgium
    5. Bhutan
    6. Brunei Darussalam
    7. Bulgaria
    8. Cambodia
    9. Canada
    10.Chile
    11.China
    12.Cyprus
    13.Czech Republic
    14.Denmark
    15.Estonia
    16.Finland
    17.France
    18.Germany
    19.Greece
    20.Hungary
    21.Iceland
    22.Ireland
    23.Israel
    24.Italy
    25.Japan
    26.Latvia
    27.Lithuania
    28.Malaysia
    29.Malta
    30.Netherlands
    31.New Zealand
    32.Norway
    33.Poland
    34.Portugal
    35.Qatar
    36.Saudi Arabia
    37.Singapore
    38.Slovenia
    39.South Korea
    40.Spain
    41.Sweden
    42.Switzerland
    43.United Arab Emirates
    44.United Kingdom
    45.United States
    46.Hong Kong

Join W.Media’s Singapore Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2021 & Asia Pacific Awards Ceremony and Gala at Marina Bay Sands on 1st December 2021 to find out the latest issues and innovation that concerns your digital infrastructure.

Vincent Liew

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