Thailand to reduce quarantine for COVID-19 vaccinated tourists

BANGKOK, 8 Mar – RIA Novosti. Thailand will reduce the mandatory quarantine for COVID-19 vaccinated foreign nationals arriving in the country from 14 to 7 days from April, and from 14 to 10 days for unvaccinated ones, the Ministry of Health said.

On Monday, Thailand hosted a meeting of the government committee on combating the spread of infectious diseases, chaired by the head of the Ministry of Health Anutkhin Chanvirakun.

“Based on the fact that more than 250 thousand people have already been vaccinated in the world and the vaccination process continues, the meeting participants considered it right to reduce the quarantine time upon arrival in Thailand for a number of categories of citizens,” the statement said.

“For foreign citizens who have a vaccination certificate, completed at least 14 days and no more than 3 months before arriving in Thailand, as well as having a certificate of absence of COVID-19 infection based on the results of an analysis made no later than 72 hours before departure to Thailand, and showed a negative result when tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in Thailand, to reduce the quarantine period from 14 to 7 days, “the document explains.

For foreigners who do not have a vaccination certificate, but who have a certificate of no infection based on the results of an analysis made no later than 72 hours before departure to Thailand, the quarantine time is reduced from 14 to 10 days, and for Thai citizens who have a vaccination certificate – up to 7 days with two negative tests in Thailand.

The new rules will take effect from April 2021, the number is not indicated in the document. The meeting participants also recommended that the relevant authorities consider the issue of a complete abolition of quarantine from October 1 for those entering the regions and areas of Thailand, where vaccination of health workers, volunteers, tourism workers and risk groups was carried out by 70%.

The decisions made at the meeting are subject to approval at the weekly meeting of the government center to combat the spread of coronavirus infection and the meeting of the Thai Cabinet of Ministers, the Ministry of Health said.

Currently, all foreigners and Thai nationals entering the country from overseas are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

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