Good news for all those who have been waiting to visit Thailand.

Thailand is slowly lifting travel restrictions to allow more tourists to enter the Kingdom.
From April 1st, the mandatory quarantine period for foreigners entering Thailand will be reduced to 10 days.
Most hotels that offer ASQ (Alternative State Quarantine) have updated their package deals in line with this new rule.
You can find more information about these deals here:


The Thai government has also approved the reopening plan submitted by Phuket authorities, known as the Phuket Tourism Sandbox.
From the 1st of July, vaccinated tourists can visit Phuket without having to undergo quarantine.
However, this plan will come into effect only if at least 70% of the local population is vaccinated.
The plan is a model for the reopening of the rest of Thailand from the 1st of October.

More information on these plans can be found here:

In line with the plans for Thailand to reopen for tourists, we have the first Phuket IDC in 2021 planned – and confirmed to take place, for the 2nd of May. Starting from May we will plan monthly IDC’s in Phuket.

If you have questions about visiting Thailand for your IDC this year, please feel free to write me a message!
I will be happy to assist with your preparations.


To stay up to date with the latest news about the reopening of the Thai borders after COVID-19, visit the following websites;

Asia Scuba Instructors Blog is written by Course Director Marcel Jansen. Asia Scuba Instructors runs PADI Instructor Courses in multiple locations around Asia.