They haven't informed the Thai Embassies yet!
Requirements for foreigners travelling to Thailand during COVID-19 travel restriction (until 30 September 2021) and Requirements for the Phuket Sandbox - Royal Thai Embassy, London
Special Tourist Visa (STV) : for stay up to 90 days with possible extension of 90 days twice)
**STV cannot be extended after 30 September 2021. Please DO NOT apply for STV after 30 June 2021 and applicants must arrive in Thailand before 3 July 2021 if they wish to extend their stay after 90 days. Application to extend their stay in Thailand must be submitted before 30 September 2021.**
The downside to the STV is the extra requirement for the 400/40K Health Insurance.
6. Copy of health insurance policy which covers medical expenses in Thailand for outpatient not less than 40,000 Baht and for inpatient not less than 400,000 Baht, and COVID-19 related medical expenses no less than 100,000 USD for the whole period of your stay in Thailand -- Please check < http://longstay.tgia.org> for more information regarding the insurance requirement.
Well I forgot to mention that I have a few compromising pictures of Uncle Tu so maybe that swung it . But as we know, TIT so anything can happen in the next 48 hours. But it will certainly help me with my plans. Cheers
Even if it wasn't delayed, there will be no "high season".
Even before covid that was reduced to a few weeks. And now, even if international arrivals were allowed, Thailand is on so many red-lists that hardly anyone will come.
Better vaccinate first, meanwhile stay safe, and open properly when the population is safe and other countries remove Thailand from their red-list.
Everything else is like Phuket: much risk and misery for very little result.