Bangkok night view of the business district. (photo via thitivong/iStock/Getty Images Plus)
Travelers to Thailand will no longer have to undergo quarantine or testing for COVID-19 if they are fully vaccinated starting on May 1.
“Many countries have already eased their restrictions,” Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Friday. “We are a country that relies on the tourism industry, especially during these times. This will help move the economy forward.”
Unvaccinated travelers will still need proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in Thailand, according to the Associated Press.
All visitors still must register with an online “Thailand Pass” system and provide proof of health insurance with coverage of at least $10,000 for COVID-19 treatment.
Currently, those arriving under the “Test and Go” program are required to take RT-PCR tests upon arrival, stay in a government-approved hotel for one night until the results are known and then conduct a self-administered rapid antigen test on the fifth day of their stay.
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