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Thailand to restart quarantine-free travel in February 2022

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Thailand intends to reopen its borders on February 1, 2022, allowing fully vaccinated travelers to travel without being quarantined.

Passengers who have been properly vaccinated and tested negative for COVID-19 will be excused from self-isolation under the Test & Go program.

Passengers must have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their departure date. After arriving, visitors will be subjected to two PCR tests: one upon admission and another on the fifth day.

“We can no longer close our borders as the economic costs will be too high,” Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said during a meeting reported by Bloomberg on January 20, 2022. “Reopening and managing the outbreak need to go hand in hand.”

Thai Airways, Thailand’s flag carrier, will resume international flights in February 2022, after Thailand’s decision to reopen the country.

Thai Airways halted practically all of its passenger operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Thai Airways has been operating a limited flight schedule since March 2020.

Thailand’s government declared in early 2021 that the country will reopen to fully vaccinated visitors on November 1, 2021. However, due to the Omicron spike, the country banned quarantine-free travel in late December 2021.

 

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