Thai Plum Village brothers and sisters are happy to announce the upcoming plan of re-opening the Monastery to welcome guests for the practice of mindfulness. Details are as follows:
Arrival and departure dates:
Arrival dates: You are suggested to arrive at the Monastery on one of the following four days: February 25, February 26, March 01, or March 02, 2022.
Departure dates: You are suggested to leave the Monastery on March 08 or March 09, 2022.
After March 09, 2022, there will be private activities for monastic brothers and sisters; therefore, guests are suggested to depart not later than March 09, 2022. Thank you for your understanding.
If you are currently outside of Thailand (e.g. Việt Nam), you need to register for a hotel qualified for SHA Extra+/AQ and apply for Thailand Pass before February 19, 2022 in order to be eligible to arrive at the Monastery on March 02, 2022. This is because you will need at least 13 days to complete the requirements before we pick you up for the Monastery, including (07 days waiting for approval for Thailand Pass) + (06 days staying within Thailand to wait for the second negative PCR check).
If the above arrival dates do not meet your plans, please stay in touch with us via our website (langmaithailan.org) and Facebook pages for more information about the coming months. Thank you!
A. Necessary documents: To be eligible to visit Thailand and join Thai Plum Village, the following documents are needed.
* Thailand Pass. The Monastery only accepts the package AQ (Alternative Quarantine) for those who have already received two doses of COVID-19 vaccination. You must apply for Thailand Pass at least 07 days before the expected departure date through the link: https://tp.consular.go.th/. Before applying for Thailand Pass, a flight ticket to Thailand is not required.
* Hotel booking confirmation. For the two PCR test on the first day and the fifth day after you arrive in Thailand, you are required to submit the confirmation for hotel booking in accordance with the Test and Go package with a hotel eligible for the SHA Extra+/AQ in Bangkok. (For more information about hotels, please click here.) Please note: You will only be eligible to visit the Monastery after both PCR test results are confirmed negative.
** Online registration form. Please use the online form in the link below to complete your registration to visit the Monastery: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfb1Py2pIVGHsvOyvClKmiw-YB0xiyuJ8OWMz4ypr3s8q5_uw/closedform
* Full-package health insurance. Please submit your health insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD for medical expenses related to COVID-19. (For more details about health insurance, please click here.)
** Please send us your round-trip air ticket at least 2 days before your flight.
* A certificate of two doses vaccination with full details of the vaccine (two doses) and the places of taking the vaccination. For more details, please click here.
* A negative result of the RT-PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure. An eligible test result should be an original printout in Thai or English. For more details, please click here.
** After you receive the second negative PCR result (on the sixth day since you arrived), the Monastery’s pick-up car will take you directly to the Monastery from your hotel. (To visit the Monastery on February 25 or February 26, 2022, you must arrive in Thailand on February 20 or February 21, 2022. To visit the Monastery on March 01 or March 02, 2022, you must arrive in Thailand on February 24 or February 25, 2022).
** To meet the requirements of the local health office, you will be required to do the ATK test after one week since you arrive in the Monastery. This test is free of charge.
* 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7: requirements to visit Thailand
** 3, 5, 8, and 9: requirements to visit Thai Plum Village
B. Pick-up and drop-off:
Pick-up to the Monastery: A pick-up car will take you directly to the Monastery from your SHA Extra+/AQ hotel approximately after lunch time of one of the four following days, February 25, February 26, March 01, or March 02, 2022. The monastery will arrange transportation to pick you up at your AQ hotel, from January 25 to 30, 2022. Please wear a face mask for the whole trip; the car will stop once for toilets at a pre-planned public place.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, please do not leave your SHA Extra+/AQ hotel since the second PCR test and wait for our pick-up car to come on the next day’s afternoon. Please buy a Thai sim card upon your arrival at Thailand’s airport and check your email regularly after you arrive at your hotel to stay connected with the Monastery, which also helps the pick-up team later. (The Monastery’s email and direct contact number will be emailed to you as we receive your completed Online registration form, listed in point A.3 above).
The pick-up fee is around 2,100-2,800 Thai Baht/taxi. If you travel with other friends, the fee will be shared.
Drop-off to the airport: On two days March 08 and March 09, 2022, a drop-off car can be arranged to go to the airports BKK or DMK. For friends travelling back to Viet Nam, please note that you will need to follow Viet Nam’s regulations before flying from Thailand to Viet Nam like taking a PCR test 72 hours before boarding and taking quarantine upon arriving in Viet Nam, etc.
C. The Monastery’s regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19:
Except medical emergencies, please do not go out of the Monastery.
You are encouraged to wear a face mask, wash your hands, as well as practice social distancing while staying in the Monastery.
Please clean your own space regularly according to the instruction of the Monastery.
If you are currently taking any medication, please make sure that you bring them with you.
Please note: if the number of guests is too large, tents will be put up outside for you to sleep in.
D. In case you would like to make a donation, …
The Monastery is a non-profit practice center. All activities are therefore donation-based only. We look forward to receiving your support during the time you stay in the Monastery. For the time being, the estimated expense including food and accommodation is 500 Thai Baht per person per day. However, the Monastery always welcomes any donation you make.
Your donation will support the Monastery to cover the monastics’ daily expenses like food, electricity, water, and health care. Donation can be made in Thai Baht, USD, VND, or Euro at our Registration office.
E. Other IMPORTANT information:
Please read carefully the information below to prepare for the best visit to Thailand.
Frequently asked questions about Thailand Pass: https://www.mfa.go.th/en/content/thailand-pass-faqs?page=5f22514b78568958aa0d5b85&menu=5d5bd3cb15e39c306002a9b9
Here is the list of eligible hotels in Bangkok that the Thai government suggests: https://asq.in.th/asq-bangkok-thailand-hotels?maxPriceFilter=24500&durationSelectedItem=10+Day
Prior to or while you are traveling to the Monastery, if the situation related to Covid-19 becomes serious and may prove harmful to all of us, the event will be cancelled, and official notice will be posted on our website (langmaithailan.org) and sent to your email address.
If there are updates from Thai government related to the immigration and quarantine guidelines for international visitors, the Monastery will amend this document accordingly.