Quarantine period reduced in Thailand

International travel has been made extremely difficult by Covid-19. For economies that heavily depend on tourism, like Thailand, the lack of foreign visitors has been a hard hit. 

Recently, the Government has implemented measures for international travel into Thailand, such as the ‘Special Tourist Visa’; however, the main hurdle that stops foreigners from visiting the Kingdom is the 14 Day Mandatory Quarantine period. 

The Royal Thai Government has announced its plans for vaccinated tourists to quarantine for 7 days. 

Thailand’s health minister shortens quarantine 

Thailand’s Minister of Public Health, Anutin Charnvirakul announced earlier this week that foreign visitors that present a vaccination certificate proving they’ve been inoculated within 90 days of travelling and a negative Covid-19 test will only have to quarantine for 7 days, according to Reuters.

Persons with negative Covid-19 tests, but no vaccination certificate, will have to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine. 

Thailand moves closer towards international tourism 

The novel coronavirus has taken both lives and livelihoods – tourism based businesses have either paused operations or ceased them completely. With international visitors arriving, there is hope to recover the economy and peoples’ spirits. 

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Cover images adapted from: Reuters via WREG (L), The Phuket News (R)

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