Monday August 1, 2022

by MARICEL DIAZ SIAM LIVING   Slowly but surely, Thailand is taking a cue from other countries and is easing its requirements to welcome back tourists from around the world. For almost two years, there has been a roller-coaster ride of frequent changes in entry requirements – all of which can best be described as exhausting and confusing to follow Finally, at the latest, Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), which is the main driver responsible for coordination and implementation on COVID-19 related concerns, agreed to discontinue the requirements to register at the web-based system called Thailand Pass. Beginning 1st of July 2022, Thailand Pass and US 10,000 health insurance are no longer mandatory for foreigners who wish to visit the kingdom. Both requirements were initially lifted for returning Thai nationals from 1st June 2022. As soon as this updated regulation gets published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette, travellers arriving beginning the 1st of July 2022 only need to show proof of either their certificate of vaccination or a negative PCR Test or professional ATK Test showing negative results within 72 hours of travel. But take note that random checks will be made upon arrival at the airports or land border checkpoints in 22 provinces. Proof can be either printed or digital versions. Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers who get randomly checked and failed to show their PCR or professional ATK test result will be required to undergo a professional ATK test at the point of entry. Thailand’s streets are springing back to life as tourists begin to wander again and locals are rebooting their livelihood. The government is also taking action to support the demand, rebounding from this extended pandemic era. Scores of local & international events and activities are taking place all...... Read more on Full Issue!

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