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Covid-19 restrictions eased, travelling to Thailand from India becomes simpler again

Covid-19 restrictions eased, travelling to Thailand from India becomes simpler again

One of the Indian tourists’ favourite foreign destinations, Thailand has finally eased Covid-19 restrictions, making it easier for international tourists to holiday in this tropical paradise once again. Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved the removal of the Thailand Pass registration scheme and a US$10,000 health insurance requirement for foreign visitors, effective July 1, 2022.

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Krathong Banana Trunk in Loi Krathong Festival, Samut Songkhram

Thailand Pass is an online platform where travellers are required to submit documents and information prior to their entry into Thailand.

At the point of entry into Thailand, travellers will only have to show proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result within 72 hours of travel. These can be in print or digital format. Random checks will be conducted on arrival at Thailand’s international airports or land border checkpoints (in 22 provinces). Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers who are randomly checked and who can’t show proof of a pre-arrival negative test will be required to undergo a professional ATK (Anti Gen kit) test on the spot.

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Chiang Mai – Doi Mae Ta Ma

Meanwhile, the CCSA (Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration) also approved the designation of Bangkok and 76 provinces as the Surveillance or green zone, thus allowing the resumption of new normal businesses and activities nationwide. And while maintaining the safety and health measures under universal prevention, the Royal Thai Government is preparing to announce a new set of guidelines as the nation is stepping into a post-pandemic era.

Night entertainment venues will be allowed to operate as normal, based on pre-pandemic regulations. According to CCSA, this means certain venues will be able to extend their operations until 2 am while others will continue to close at midnight.

Temperature screening in buildings will no longer be required unless the area is at high risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For social gatherings, CCSA spokesperson Taweesin Visanuyothin said rapid antigen tests will be required for individuals suspected of having COVID-19.

“The antigen test will be only carried out with suspicious cases showing respiratory symptoms. In case of gatherings with more than 2,000 people, please notify the infectious disease committee in the provinces or in Bangkok in order to monitor and prevent transmission,” he said.

Get more details on www.tatnews.org 

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