Finally, good news for those willing to visit Thailand in the coming months: the Thai government has decided to discontinue the requirement of its Thailand Pass and mandatory $10,000 health insurance for international visitors entering the country.
It is worth noting that the Thai Govt has already removed both requirements for Thai Nationals starting June 01;
And Phiphat Ratchakitprakan, the Tourism Minister of Thailand has proposed to completely scrap the requirement of the Thailand Pass.
No Thailand Pass & Health Insurance
Now, Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday has approved the discontinuation of the Thailand Pass registration scheme and a US$10,000 health insurance requirement for international travellers, both changes will come into effect from July 1, 2022.
Thailand’s New Entry Rules From July 01
Beginning July 1, 2022, Foreign travellers will only be needed to present proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result within 72 hours of travel. These can be printed or digitally.
Arrivals at Thailand’s international airports or land border crossings will be subject to random inspections (in 22 provinces).
Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travellers who are randomly screened and cannot produce proof of a pre-arrival negative test will be subjected to a professional ATK test at the point of entry.
Moreover, the CCSA has also agreed to drop the most of the Covid-related restrictions including;
- Masks only compulsory for crowded areas
- Entertainment venues can open as normal
- No temperature screening
The CCSA also approved the designation of Bangkok and 76 provinces as the Surveillance or green zone, thus allowing the resumption of new normal businesses and activities nationwide.
And while maintaining the safety and health measures under universal prevention, the Royal Thai Government is preparing to announce a new set of guidelines as the nation is stepping into post-pandemic.