Thailand Lifts Mandatory Quarantine For Tourists From Malaysia And 45 Other Countries
Fully vaccinated travellers from Malaysia and 45 other countries can now visit Thailand without having to quarantine upon arrival effective 1 November
According to a statement by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the move is in line with the government's plan to reopen the country.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha took to Facebook and wrote, "If we want to attract more foreign tourists to stimulate our tourism and tourism-related businesses, we needed to be proactive."
"I am glad to inform you that we have increased the number of low-risk countries to be allowed to visit Thailand without quarantine to 46 countries," he added.
Visitors will still need to show proof of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result taken before they leave their home country
Nikkei Asia reported that visitors will also need to take another COVID-19 test upon arrival in Thailand.
Meanwhile, travellers from countries that are not included in the list must undergo a seven-day quarantine if arriving by air. For those arriving by sea, they will have to undergo a 10-day mandatory quarantine.
The list of 46 countries and territories that Thailand plans to allow quarantine-free entry includes Malaysia, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Singapore
Other countries on the list are:
5. Brunei Darusssalam
12. Czech Republic
29. New Zealand
34. Saudi Arabia
36. South Korea
40. United Arab Emirates
41. United States
42. Hong Kong
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