You have been working hard for the sake of your family, for the sake of your children’s future, right? Be careful you may be focused too much on the idea of giving your family, your children what they deserve in the future and not on what they need in the present.
Ask yourself, “what does my family or children need right now?”. Have you ever thought that maybe they need your presence as a father, a mother for just a moment? Have you ever checked on how much time you have spent with them as a family? Think about it.
Now that you have thought of it, don’t you think you need a break and spend time with your family?
Thailand, a Family-Friendly Destination
Why don’t you spend your break and spend your time with your family in one of the top family-friendly vacation spots in South East Asia? Thailand.
Thailand is an excellent family vacation spot; it offers a lot of exciting activities for the whole family where even young children can enjoy. Aside from the offered exciting activities, they also have places where the whole family could relax.
Thai people love kids, Thailand is a very accommodating place when it comes to families visiting Thailand. They are friendly and easy to get along with which makes it an excellent destination for a family trip.
Holidays are coming in fast, visiting Thailand for Thailand family holidays would be perfect timing for you and your family.
Requirements to Visit Thailand
Considering the situation that the world is facing at the moment, expect that traveling these days could be a bit different and requires more effort and patience.
Quarantine-free travel in Thailand has been made possible for the convenience of travelers, like you and your family. What are the requirements for you to have quarantine-free travel in Thailand?
Travelers are granted a quarantine-free entry in Thailand if:
- They are traveling from approved countries.
- They are fully vaccinated.
- They are traveling by air.
Those travelers who are not from approved countries, who are not fully vaccinated, and not traveling by air can still travel to Thailand but is subject to a mandatory quarantine or stay in an approved secured facility for a required number of days. Read the Thailand Travel Restrictions for more information.
Other than the passports and Thailand visas, here are the required documents to bring along as you travel to Thailand with your family:
Thailand Pass QR Code
You must apply for a Thailand Pass before you travel to Thailand. You are required to provide details and upload documents for the Thai authorities to check.
You will have to wait for the confirmation of approval to receive the QR Code that will be shown to Thai authorities as you enter Thailand.
If your children are under age 12 (for quarantine-free travelers) or under the age of 18 (for blue zone travelers), they will not need to register for Thailand Pass and receive a QR Code. The parents will have to add them to their Thailand Pass Registration under the “Personal Information” section.
Certificate of Vaccination
Only the vaccines approved by the Thai Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and World Health Organizations will be accepted. And it shall be at least 14 days before your scheduled travel.
If your children are under the age of 12 (for quarantine-free travelers) or under the age of 18 (for blue zone travelers), they do not require vaccination. The basis of their stay will depend on their fully vaccinated parents or guardians.
Thailand will require you to purchase COVID-19 insurance for the safety of your stay in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The insurance must have a minimum coverage of $50,000 which will cover COVID-19 related incidents during the stay in Thailand.
Confirmed Letter from AQ, ASQ, AHQ, or SHA+ Hotels
You will have to book approved hotels in Thailand according to your required number of days to stay. 1 day/night if traveling in Thailand quarantine-free, 7 or 10 days if not.
The booked hotel must include an RT-PCR test upon arrival and Antigen Test Kit (ATK).
Medical Certificate for COVID-19 Test Result
The medical certificate shall show details that you are negative from the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. The result shall be issued no longer than 72 hours before your scheduled travel to Thailand.
To those who are previously infected with COVID-19, you will need a Certificate of Recovery. The certificate will have to indicate that you have recovered from COVID-19 for at least 3 months.
Gather the requirements already and prepare yourself for your family holiday in Thailand.
Travel Tips on Traveling to Thailand as Family with Kids
Traveling with kids can be a little bit complicated but worth it experience for the family. So, how to travel to Thailand as a Family with Kids?
Do Research for Family Friendly Locations in Thailand
As mentioned earlier, Thailand offers a lot. There is a wide variety of choices where you could stay for the fun, for travel, for relaxation. Plan your trip, plan where to stay, plan and research everything.
If possible, prepare an itinerary for the whole stay in Thailand and follow the prepared itinerary.
Consider your Family’s Choices
You are traveling as a family, not an individual. You are not the only one who needs the vacation, your children need it too. Consider what is fun for them, not just yours.
Consider the activities that could benefit the whole family.
Prepare Food and Water
Always bring snacks and bottled water with you every time you are going out for an activity. Children can be unexpected sometimes and will need extra care during trips.
There could be a possibility where they do not like Thai food, so prepare foods they like.
Prepare Medications or Medical Kit
Do your children have special needs? Please bring their personal medications and prepare for medical kits. There could be a possibility that you will have a hard time finding medications in a different place like Thailand.
Bring Travel Papers or Required Documents
There could be a possibility where your documents will not only be checked in the airports upon arrival. Documents might be checked by hotels and other establishments that you stumble upon during your stay in Thailand.