Thailand Pass 3.0 UPDATE
Starting from March 1st, 2022, the requirement of a 2nd PCR test on the 5th day upon arrival has been dropped (and replaced with a ATK home test).
Covid, Health & Travel Accident Insurance
You are also able to buy medical, health & travel accident insurance directly via the Thailand Pass website’s recommended provider.
In many of my previous videos, I have stated that I recommend anyone traveling to Thailand should buy health & travel accident insurance – irrespective of the legal requirement to do so.
My stance has always been that if you’re not able to pay a little bit extra to protect yourself, you should probably reconsider your entire trip & stay home to save some more money.
The fact that you can buy all these insurance packages via the Thailand Pass website hopefully makes it easier for more people to buy insurance.
You might have seen people start GoFundMe campains or publically ask people to donate so they can cover medical expenses – these are usually the people that travel without having medical insurance. Why waste $60 on health insurance? I’m young, nothing could possibly go wrong!
Phuket over BKK/Pattaya?
In the past, the Bangkok-Pattaya combo was the best way of experiencing Thailand’s most exciting side – especially on a first visit to Thailand.
Ever since Covid has started, things have changed. Right now, Phuket has the most to offer in terms of nightlife, girls & the-like. To most people, I recommend Bangkok & Phuket these days.
If you have extremely limited time only, go for Phuket. There’s nothing wrong with Bangkok, but if your main focus is nightlife, Bangla Road has more to offer these days.
Best time to visit? (In general/Covid-times)
Someone asked this question via email, so I thought I’d share it here. In general, November to early April is the best time to visit Thailand. That’s peak season, very little rain, busy nightlife.
That was pre-Covid. Nowadays my recommendation would be to simply go whenever you can and restrictions have been reduced.
If you have the option of going right now VS. waiting a few weeks/months, I’d say wait until Omicron numbers have gone down … and you should be safe.
That’s not to say that you can’t have fun right now (which you can) – it’s just that you get a better experience for the money you pay if you wait a bit longer … If you want a place with no restrictions, you can check out my videos series about MX.