Choosing the Right ASQ Hotel in Thailand
Planning a Safer Stay
If you are planning to travel to Thailand, you will have to spend your quarantine in what are called ASQ hotels. Not sure what these are? Read on to find out more!
Alternative State Quarantine
ASQ or Alternative State Quarantine is the quarantine process in Thailand whereby travellers must stay at government-approved hotels in destinations like Bangkok. Quarantine hotels have been approved by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Public Health and offer special Alternative State Quarantine packages; keep the below in mind when making your selection.
Ideally, the property should be partnered with a reputed hospital and offer two COVID-19 screening tests. Alternative State Quarantine hotels in Bangkok like Maitria Mode Sukhumvit 15 are ideal in this regard; additionally, one-way airport transfers, daily health monitoring, telemedicine service and an ambulance on standby 24/7 should be included.
As part of the package, also consider if the property offers a comprehensive cleaning service, three complimentary meals and Wi-Fi internet access. In-room coffee & tea amenities will be a plus, while access to a rooftop garden and having a nurse on duty 24/7 to conduct health evaluations and twice-daily temperature checks will be beneficial.
Keep in Mind
Do keep in mind that COVID-19 regulations are subject to change including the quarantine period so always check for updates before your visit. Additionally, remember that to get a Certificate of Entry (COE) from a Thai embassy to enter the country, you need to have COVID-19 travel insurance with a 100,000 USD minim