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TAT moves to increase low-risk countries from 10 to 20 



THE Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) held talks with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on increasing the number of low-risk countries whose tourists will be allowed to travel to Thailand without the necessity of quarantine from 10 to 20, Amarin TV said today (Oct. 13).

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced two days ago that from November 1 tourists from 10 low-risk countries will be allowed to come to Thailand without having to be quarantined but  under relaxed conditions of having to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, present evidence of a negative result from a RT-PCR test and enter the country by air only.

However TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said yesterday (Oct. 12) he held talks with CCSA to summarise the 10 countries to be allowed this dispensation and it is now likely that the total will be 20 countries. Already named for this privilege are the UK, Singapore, Germany, China and the United States. 

However he clarified that while these tourists need not undergo quarantine they still must again be tested for Covid-19 via the RT-PCR method and while waiting for result they have to only stay at hotels with Safety and Health Administration Plus (SHA Plus) certification.

Upon being cleared of infection they are free to travel without restriction and may move to a new hotel if they so want to.


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