THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced that starting today (April 1) those travellers entering Thailand who have been vaccinated against coronavirus at least 14 days before departure need only be quarantined for seven days, down from at least 14 days previously, Sanook.com said.
Those who have not been vaccinated or received the jab less than 14 days before setting forth will be quarantined for 10 days.
Those coming here from countries where mutated strains of coronavirus are prevalent, such as the South African, British or Brazilian variants or any new ones that may emerge in future, will still have to be quarantined for 14 days.
The first day of the quarantine period will be counted from midnight till 6 p.m. with those arriving after that registering the next day as their first day. For example the remainder of the day of those arriving at 7 p.m. will not be counted with the tally starting the next day.
CCSA also said at 11 a.m. today that there were 26 new Covid cases over the past 24 hours taking the cumulative confirmed total to 28,889.
Altogether 27,548 patients have been cured while 1,247 are still undergoing treatment. There were no more fatalities with the toll remaining at 94.
Of the new batch of Covid cases, 13 emerged through surveillance and service systems while eight were found through proactive search in communities.
Five overseas arrivals were either hospitalized or placed in quarantine.
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