BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Thailand has decided to reduce its mandatory quarantine period for foreign arrivals from 14 days to 10 days from Wednesday (March 31) onwards.
The quarantine period will be further reduced to just seven days for travellers who have been inoculated against Covid-19.
However, travellers from high-risk countries will still be required to quarantine for 14 days.
Meanwhile, the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) decided on March 26 to launch the Phuket “tourism sandbox” for vaccinated tourists from July 1 as proposed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said tourists who can verify they have been inoculated against Covid-19 and test negative can fly into Phuket and move around freely without having to quarantine.
Similar schemes will be applied to other destinations such as Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phang Nga and Surat Thani later, once more people have been vaccinated and preventive measures are put in place.
The government also plans to completely remove quarantine measures for foreign arrivals from Oct 1, by which time a large number of Thais should be vaccinated. - The Nation/Asia News Network