Thailand officially reopened to holidaymakers on Thursday (1 July) after the first international flight in more than a year landed at Phuket International airport.
Thailand is currently on the UK government’s amber list for travel meaning people arriving back in the UK have to quarantine for 10 days.
Fully vaccinated individuals do not have to quarantine upon arrival in Thailand as part of the "Phuket Sandbox" model - but those without a vaccine are required to complete 14 days’ isolation at a state quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
Chiravadee Khunsub, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in London, said the board has been "inundated" with enquiries about Thailand’s reopening plans.
"We are so excited to welcome back travellers from the UK this summer," she added. "Tourism-dependent locals are excited to welcome back tourists and see the islands come to life again."
Thailand’s reopening strategy will continue to roll out from July with the island of Koh Samui due to be the next destination to open to tourists.
In August, under an ’extension’’ concept, tourist favourites such as Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, Khao Lak and Koh Yao will start to welcome visitors again.
From September, further destinations and routes will reopen to travellers including Chiang Mai in the north and Pattaya on the east coast.
From October onwards, Thailand hopes to open the capital Bangkok as well as nearby Hua Hin & Cha-Am.