25th May Government Announcement
As of 1st July 2022 the Thai Government have finally announced the pandemic measures for entering the country such as the Thailand Pass and mandatory insurance coverage are to be dropped with the exception of testing 72 hours prior to travelling to Thailand.
The controversial Thailand pass scheme which has been plagued, no pun intended, with problems from the outset causing issues for potential travelers to the Kingdom. The much welcomed announcement comes at a critical time when many individuals are not just wanting come for a holiday in the sun but are considering to relocate from their native Western homes due to spiraling inflationary pressures.
Global economic downturn
Many are realizing that cost of living is getting out of control in Western countries and are making plans to sell up and move to a more affordable part of the world such as Thailand. The price hikes across the board are not going to improve any time soon and are likely to worsen over the coming months and years.
Whilst prices have increased in Thailand not to the extent of other Western nations. Not reserved to energy; shocking reports from Australia of $12 AUD for a lettuce for example is a stark warning of what is yet to come.
Large agricultural provinces such as Ubon Ratchathani are starting to look more and more attractive with relatively low cost of living, cheaper energy prices, a tropical climate that gives the ability to farm all year round and affordable property is attracting the attention of those looking for alternatives.
“Entry Measures for Thai and Foreign Nationals (From 1 July 2022)
– Thailand Pass not required
– Certificate of vaccination or an RT-PCR / Professional ATK COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure
– Medical insurance not required
– Airlines will check your documents”
Much more to follow from Ubon Homes on the worsening global economic situation and tips to position yourself before the downturn/collapse.