I have got asked a lot this year if 2021 is a good year for traveling to Thailand, Pattaya or Phuket. As local, I would say a big NO. Why?
Because the information we can find on the internet is not always real. The number of people having got infected have been exceeding the capacity of the hospital already. It is far worst than the facade Thai government is trying to show to the world, especially the special program called “Phuket Sandbox”. You might have heard already that not all the people can land in Bangkok and transfer to Phuket by an airplane. Recently the tourists had to go to Phuket by bus which can take up to 15 hours.
It is not fun or even safe to spend time in Thailand right now.
Please do not visit Thailand during the pandemic. I recommend you to wait until everything settles and gets back to normal first. It is not too late to visit Thailand in the next 2 or 3 years.