Malaysian tourists in Thailand expected to outnumber those from India

Tourists entering Thailand from Malaysia are expected to outnumber Indian tourists after the scrapping of the “Thailand Pass” requirement from July 1st, said Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn yesterday…

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‘Thailand Pass’ for non-Thais scrapped, new guidelines issued for masks

Non-Thais arriving in Thailand will no longer be required to apply for the “Thailand Pass” before their departure, nor will they be required to have insurance coverage of US$10,000 from…

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Most overseas arrivals in Thailand this year come from India

Indian tourists represent the most foreign arrivals in Thailand so far this year. 100,884 arrived between January 1st and May 24th, said Government Spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana today (Sunday). He said,…

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Over 21,000 overseas passengers arrive in BKK, Phuket, on 1st day without ‘Test & Go’

Over 120 international flights, carrying 21,268 passengers, arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi and Phuket international airports yesterday (Sunday), the day after the government’s anti-COVID-19 “Test and Go” scheme ended, no longer…

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FILE / International visitors await instructions from health officials inside the arrival terminal at Suvarnabhumi International Airport / AFP

Tourism minister suggests replacing ‘Thailand Pass’ with ‘Vaccine Passport’

Thai Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said yesterday (Wednesday) that he will ask the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at its next meeting to consider replacing the “Thailand…

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Government in no rush to end ‘Thailand Pass’ scheme, boosters may be required

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said that Thailand must proceed cautiously before scrapping the “Thailand Pass” scheme, as is being demanded by the private sector, to make sure that there…

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Thailand to scrap RT-PCR tests, ‘Test & Go’ for vaccinated arrivals from May 1

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) decided today (Friday) to scrap the requirement for RT-PCR testing of overseas arrivals, and the “Test and Go” scheme for fully vaccinated travelers …

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A health official checks the forms of incoming passengers during a health assessment at a checkpoint for people flying in from a list of countries and territories that include China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Iran and Italy, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on March 9, 2020. (Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP)

Thailand considers further easing restrictions on international arrivals from May

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved, but only in principle, to ease more restrictions on international arrivals, tentatively from May, according to CCSA Spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin….

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‘Thailand Pass’ revocation, RT-PCR tests waiver upon arrival to be proposed

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) that the “Thailand Pass” requirement for all international arrivals be revoked and that the…

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FILE / International visitors await instructions from health officials inside the arrival terminal at Suvarnabhumi International Airport / AFP

Over 23,000 apply for Thailand Pass under ‘Test and Go’ on first day of its resumption

A total of 23,660 travellers applied for a Thailand Pass to enter the country through the “Test and Go” quarantine exemption scheme yesterday (Tuesday), the first day the scheme resumed…

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Thailand restores quarantine-free entry – and this time the whole world is invited

From February 1, Thailand will fling its doors wide open to foreigners from every corner of the world, offering quarantine-free entry for those who are fully vaccinated and test negative…

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Thailand to resume registration for quarantine-free ‘Test and Go’ program on Feb 1

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has agreed to resume registration for the currently suspended quarantine-free entry program, known as “Test and Go”, from February 1st. It will also…

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International visitors await instructions from health officials inside the arrival terminal at Suvarnabhumi International Airport as Thailand welcomes the first group of vaccinated tourists without quarantine in Bangkok on November 1, 2021./ AFP

Resumption of ‘Test and Go’ registrations, new COVID measures, to be decided by CCSA Thursday

The resumption of new “Test and Go” registrations, COVID-19 rezoning and yet another extension of Thailand’s nationwide State of Emergency, in place since March 2020, will be proposed to and…

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Thai Foreign Ministry confirms no deadline yet for ‘Test and Go’ entry on ‘Thailand Pass’

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) confirmed today (Thursday) there has yet to be a cutoff date set for entry into Thailand under the “Test and Go” scheme, for people…

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“Test and Go” program suspension among measures to curb new COVID wave, no lockdown imposed

Tourists entering Thailand on a “Thailand Pass”, granted under the minimal quarantine “Test and Go” program, may do so until January 15th, instead of January 10th, but new applications for…

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(Photo by the Airports of Thailand)

Deadline for arrivals under Thailand’s ‘Test and Go’ scheme may be extended to mid-January

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today (Thursday) a proposal will be made at the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s meeting tomorrow whether the January 10th deadline, for foreign…

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Thai government needs one month to decide on new COVID-19 measures

The Thai government will need at least four weeks to assess the latest COVID-19 situation, following the long New Year holidays, after which new infections are expected to surge. It…

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Airlines alerted to Thailand’s new regulations for ‘Test and Go’, ‘Sandbox’ schemes

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has issued a Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) alerting airlines around the world of Thailand’s new regulations regarding passengers travelling to Thailand under…

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TAT governor says foreign arrivals not yet slowing, despite Omicron variant

There is little sign yet of a slow-down in international arrivals to Thailand, despite the spread of new coronavirus variant, Omicron, in several countries. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)…

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Thailand Pass or Certificate of Entry: Clearing confusion for travelers

When Thailand opened its doors to vaccinated travelers from 63 nations this month, it also launched a new system for them to gain entry. From November 1, tourists flying into…

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An airport employee assists passengers through the arrival area at Phuket International Airport as Thailand welcomes the first group of tourists fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus without quarantine in Phuket on November 1, 2021. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

Over 90,000 apply to enter Thailand in 6 days since reopening

Over 90,000 foreign visitors applied for the “Thailand Pass” to enter the country between November 1st and yesterday (Saturday). Of these, 33,788 applications have been approved, Government Spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana…

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A view of the almost empty departure hall of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on August 1, 2020, as passenger numbers plummeted due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

Thais arriving from 45 low risk countries and Hong Kong to be treated like citizens of those countries

Thai citizens returning home by air from 45 “low risk” countries and Hong Kong will not be required to spend extended time in quarantine or to have health insurance cover…

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Thailand’s main airport runs tests ahead of country’s reopening on Monday

Suvarnabhumi international airport conducted drills today (Wednesday) to test its readiness to cope with the arrival of foreign tourists on November 1st, when Thailand reopens its borders to arrivals by…

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