According to a new announcement signed by the permanent secretary for foreign affairs, Thani Thongphakdi, additional areas from which individuals are permitted to enter Thailand under the Royal Thai Government’s plan to reopen the country are India, Taiwan, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Croatia, Indonesia, Kuwait, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Luxembourg.
The Thai government earlier announced that fully vaccinated visitors from 46 low-risk areas can enter the kingdom by air without quarantine, provided they have been fully vaccinated and have evidence of a pre-flight negative COVID-19 test result. They must also agree to take another test upon arrival.
The areas included in the earlier announcement were Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Fully vaccinated visitors from other countries and territories may enter Thailand via the ‘Sandbox’ schemes which currently include 17 provinces. They will be required to stay in those provinces for 7 days, after which they will be allowed to travel to other parts of the country.
Meanwhile, tourists who are not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated will be required to quarantine at a hotel for 10 days. (NNT)