Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

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yong wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:14 am https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-as ... rom-nov-pm

Thailand plans to lift quarantine for vaccinated travellers from Singapore and at least 9 other countries from Nov 1

Tan Tam Mei
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BANGKOK - Thailand plans to scrap quarantine for fully vaccinated air travellers from at least 10 low-risk countries including Singapore from Nov 1, in the hope of rebuilding its battered tourism sector.

Speaking in a televised broadcast on Monday night (Oct 11), Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he has asked the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and the Ministry of Public health to “urgently consider” within this week about allowing fully vaccinated visitors from a list of “low-risk” countries to enter Thailand without the need for quarantine.
These visitors only need to present negative results for their PCR tests done before travel and when they reach Thailand.

“After which, they will be free to move around Thailand in the same way that any Thai citizen can do,” said Mr Prayut.
Thailand will begin with at least 10 nations, including Singapore, Germany, China, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The full list will be finalised at a CCSA meeting later this week, said the authorities. The list will be gradually expanded in coming months.

Visitors from places that are not on the list will still have to adhere to current quarantine measures, which include a seven-day quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers and 10 days for those who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated.

Currently, travellers who enter Thailand through the sandbox programmes on Phuket and Samui do not need to serve a hotel quarantine but are required to stay on the islands for seven nights before they can travel to other regions in Thailand.

With some countries easing part of their curbs on international travel, Mr Prayut said: “We must act quickly but still cautiously, and not miss the opportunity to entice some of the year-end and New Year holiday season travellers during the next few months.”

Thailand’s tourism sector used to make up a fifth of its national income, but travel restrictions have caused its earnings to plummet.

Daily Covid-19 cases and deaths have been on the decline, with the nation having more than 1.7 million infections and more than 17,600 deaths so far.
great news
it would be interesting to know if the rule is for passport holders or residents of the allowed countries ?
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1st sentence says; Thailand plans to scrap quarantine ....

2nd sentence says; .. “urgently consider” within this week about allowing fully vaccinated visitors from a list of “low-risk” countries to enter Thailand without the need for quarantine..

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Don't buy your ticket yet!

This plan has to go before the CCSA on Thursday and then run through a bunch of meetings, culminating in an announcement and publication in the Royal Gazette by around next Monday, Oct. 18 or so.
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yong wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:40 pm
Amazing cart before the horse :ROFL:
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ExPenhMan wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:07 pm Don't buy your ticket yet!

This plan has to go before the CCSA on Thursday and then run through a bunch of meetings, culminating in an announcement and publication in the Royal Gazette by around next Monday, Oct. 18 or so.
Exactly, its a proposal right now, though being announced by the PM gives it a lot of credibility, rather than some regional TAT officer announcing it
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ExPenhMan wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:07 pm Don't buy your ticket yet!

This plan has to go before the CCSA on Thursday and then run through a bunch of meetings, culminating in an announcement and publication in the Royal Gazette by around next Monday, Oct. 18 or so.
Exactly what I told my mate in London, and keep telling him.
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So you will need to pay for 2 covid tests, just to enter Thailand if fully vaccinated.

Then no alcohol untill December.

I don't think many will bother.
More than just any old backpacker.
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Anyway, my personal experience, I have done both the quarantine in Thailand and in Cambodia. Thailand far surpasses Cambodia for the high quality of its hotels and also for the price. I have been to Chillax Heritage on kho San Road in Bangkok and had a great time for food, service and room. I paid about 32000 bath. Bad, very bad, instead the Phnom Penh hotel, poor food, and Chinese style hotel. To save only the wifi. I spent $ 1680. A robbery.
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