Thailand to restart quarantine-free entry for vaccinated travelers from Feb

Thailand's quarantine-free travel scheme for fully-vaccinated inbound tourists will begin next month, according to the country's Covid-19 task force.

According to state media report, the 'Test & Go' quarantine exemption scheme was halted on December 22, 2021, only seven weeks after it was launched, due to the rapid spread of the virus fueled by the highly transmissible Omicron form.

Visitors who are completely vaccinated will be able to enter Thailand without quarantine starting February 1 if they take RT-PCR tests on the first and fifth days of their arrival, according to Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokeswoman for the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

According to Taweesin, visitors should wait for their test results at their booked lodgings and agree to download an app that tracks their whereabouts.He stated that the infections in Thailand are at a manageable level, and that they are likely to stabilise and then decline. The measure comes as part of the government's efforts to enhance economic recovery and reinvigorate the tourism sector. Restaurants will now be allowed to offer alcohol until 11 p.m., an increase of two hours over the previous minimum.

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