Fully vaccinated travelers from Malaysia and 45 other countries can now visit Thailand without having to quarantine upon arrival effective from 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
It is 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