Thailand will revise its travel guidelines from January 9, 2023. The nation’s transport minister announced that passengers travelling from all international destinations, including India and China, are to provide proof of vaccination.
With the global surge of COVID-19 cases, a lot of countries have put travel restrictions in place to control the further spreading of this contagious virus. Many countries like India, Malaysia, Australia and Canada have imposed travel restrictions related to COVID. There is a concern about the wave and severity of the infection of the latest COVID variant, especially due to China’s lack of information regarding it.
Thailand imposes COVID-related travel restrictions
Because of the high alert, even Thailand has imposed COVID-related limitations on incoming travellers, states a report by The Straits Times.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) shared a press release through the Twitter account of TAT’s India office on December 30, 2022, giving a guideline of all the travel protocols Thailand will be practising.
Let’s test, mask up, stay safe and travel safe. Thailand has no Covid restrictions currently. However, mandatory tests are being implemented from Jan 1, 2023 before departure from India.#Thailand #ThailandIndia #AmazingThailand #TourismAuthorityOfThailand #CovidRules pic.twitter.com/Uli0BaZwpn
— Tourism Thailand (@tat_india) December 30, 2022
It was later confirmed by the authorities that international passengers flying into Thailand will have to provide proof of at least two vaccination or that they have recently recovered from the virus.
Unvaccinated travellers will have to show proof justifying their lack of vaccine intake. Moreover, the government also suggested that countries that need a COVID-19 test on arrival while flying back from Malaysia, must have a health insurance during their stay in the country.
Travel restrictions imposed by India:
India has updated its travel rules for Thailand, China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand from January 1, 2023. Union Health Minister of India Mansukh Mandaviya declared that all these tests need to be submitted by transiting passengers.
The TAT offices also stated that they will closely monitor any updates to the COVID-19 procedure that would have an impact on Indian tourists visiting Thailand in order to protect their safety. The availability of testing facilities in Thailand is widespread and readily accessible. TAT also added that tourism-related and business services are fully operational. Tourism is back to normal in the country with no restrictions on travel within the country.
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