Amid the rising number of Omicron variant cases in the country, Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Tuesday ordered the temporary suspension of the Thailand Pass for all new TEST&GO and Sandbox applications (except Phuket Sandbox), effective from 22nd December 2021.
The orders come days after the health minister proposed that the country scraps the ‘Test & Go’ quarantine-free travel program and again institutes mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors and returning Thai nationals.
However, those who have already received a Thailand Pass QR code (approximately 200,000 applicants) will be allowed to enter Thailand under the existing conditions of the scheme they have registered.
The Thailand Govt. will introduce new measures for contact tracing and will ensure all travelers be tested 2 times using the RT-PCR method. The second testing will take place at government-designated facilities (no additional cost).
New registration for Thailand Pass under the Exemption from Quarantine (TEST&GO) and Living in the Blue Zone Sandbox programs will no longer be accepted, starting from 22 December 2021 until further notice.
Applicants who have registered, but have not received their QR Code must wait for their Thailand Pass to be considered/approved. Once approved, they can enter Thailand under the scheme they have registered.
Registration for Thailand Pass under the Phuket Sandbox program and Happy Quarantine remain open, but the government will be reviewing the situation periodically.