Thailand intends to simplify entry rules

Thailand has developed and adopted several measures to simplify the rules for entering the country.

Thailand intends to simplify entry rules

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From May 1, Thailand may allow vaccinated tourists to take rapid tests upon arrival instead of PCR. Upon receiving a positive test result, the traveler must go to the hospital. This is reported by the Telegram channel @ranarod with reference to the Bangkok Post. It is clarified that tests on arrival can be canceled completely, and a rapid test will only be recommended.

Unvaccinated tourists must present a negative PCR test result made no earlier than 72 hours in order to obtain permission to enter Thailand before arrival, as well as take another test after 3-5 days of quarantine. In addition, unvaccinated travelers will be advised to take an antigen test during their stay. It is possible that the unvaccinated will be given the opportunity to visit Thailand without quarantine if they upload a PCR test in the Tailand Pass in advance.

The Thailand Pass will remain required for everyone. Registration is currently closed and will be reopened after a system upgrade.

Thailand also intends to reduce the amount of compulsory insurance to $10,000 and open Songkhla and Rayong areas to tourists.

Changes should be approved by the Thai government. They will come into force after publication in the Royal Gazette.


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