Thailand will eliminate the requirement for a PCR test 72 hours before departure for foreign tourists from April 1, an official from the government Control Center told reporters and the fight against the spread of COVID-19 Tkhavisin Visanuyothin.
The new measure concerns entry into the country under quarantine-free programs for fully vaccinated travelers – Test & # 38; Go and “tourist sandboxes”. In addition to canceling the pre-flight PCR test, a decision was also made to reduce the quarantine on arrival for the unvaccinated from 10 to five days. This measure will take effect from April 1.
In addition, the Center discussed the issue of increasing the number of provinces that are in the status of “tourist” (“blue”), and the number of “sandboxes”, in which the capital returned, as well as Phetchaburi and Chiang Mai.
Other conditions of arrival remain unchanged. It is necessary to obtain a Thailand Pass entry permit, be tested upon arrival and take a rapid test on the fifth day.
Also, according to the official representative of the government covid center, the meeting discussed the transfer of COVID-19 to the status of an endemic disease from July 1, 2022.