Thailand to lift testing requirement for international arrivals from 1 May

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Thailand to lift testing requirement for international arrivals from 1 May

Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved the lifting of the RT-PCR testing requirement for international arrivals, 1 May 2022, and the country has introduced two new entry schemes specifically customised for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers.

International travellers who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to show proof of a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test nor undergo an arrival test.

They are still required to register for a Thailand Pass, with a Certificate of Covid-19 vaccination and an insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000 (reduced from US$20,000). Once arriving in Thailand, they will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the country.

International travellers who are either unvaccinated or are not fully vaccinated will also no longer be required to show proof of a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test nor undergo an arrival test. They are required to register for a Thailand Pass with a five-day hotel booking and an insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000. Once arriving in Thailand, they must proceed to undergo quarantine for five days and undergo an RT-PCR test on Day five.

Exception is made for unvaccinated travellers who are able to upload proof of a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system. Once approved they’ll be allowed to anywhere in the country, like fully vaccinated travellers.

While in Thailand, both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers are advised to strictly follow health and safety standards. Travellers who are experiencing Covid- 19 symptoms should get tested. If testing positive, they must get the appropriate medical treatment.

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