Thailand PM Allows Quarantine-free Travel for Visitors from 46 countries

Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Thailand is ready to welcome visitors from 46 countries quarantine-free.

On Thursday, Prayut signed the entry guidelines for the quarantine-free reopening, along with two other announcements on ‘Relaxed COVID-19 controls’ in 17 Thai destinations. 

On Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs released the list of countries and territories permitted to enter Thailand by air with no quarantine requirements starting November.

Visitors from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Hong Kong must have stayed in any of these countries for at least 21 days before departure. 

Guidelines released by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) include evidence of full vaccination with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or Thailand’s Public Health Ministry and a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours.

Visitors would also need to show proof of a personal insurance policy with coverage clearly identified as not less than US$50,000 to cover treatment, medical expenses and in-patient hospitalization if infected with COVID-19 while in Thailand.

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