The government has removed COVID-19 from its list of prohibited diseases for foreign visitors, which will allow foreigners with the illness to enter Thailand.
Deputy Government Spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek said the Cabinet approved the draft Interior Ministerial Regulation prescribing prohibited diseases for foreigners entering or having residency in the kingdom. The revised regulation removed COVID-19 from the list of prohibited diseases provided in Sections 12 (4) and 44 (2) of the Immigration Act, B.E. 2522. The new measure will go into effect once it is published in the Royal Gazette.
The deputy government spokesperson also listed the diseases that still prevent visitors from entering the country, including leprosy, advanced tuberculosis, elephantiasis, Stage 3 syphilis, and drug-related illnesses. She added that foreigners with these conditions or chronic alcoholism will be prevented from taking residence in Thailand.