The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on Friday informed about the Royal Thai Government’s recent declaration to abolish countrywide Covid-19 related restrictions in accordance with the country’s intention to downgrade Covid-19 to endemic status in July.
According to a statement published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette on June 23, Thailand has removed the colour-coded zoning, thus redesignating Bangkok and all other 76 provinces a green zone with immediate effect.
Although outdoor mask-wearing has been endorsed as voluntary, the public is however recommended to wear a face mask in busy places such as public transportation, marketplaces, and concert venues, or for those with particular health concerns.
Moreover, restaurants and eateries are now permitted to provide alcoholic drinks to dine-in customers in compliance with current laws and regulations, as well as communicable disease management requirements.
Pubs, bars, and karaoke lounges that have been certified by the Ministry of Public Health with the Thai Stop COVID 2 Plus are also permitted to operate in conformity with applicable laws and regulations, as well as communicable disease management standards.
Also, group meetings in crowded areas are permitted, but those with more than 2,000 attendees must obtain prior authorization from the relevant authorities in Bangkok or the other 76 provinces.
No Thailand Pass And Health Insurance From July 01
Apart from the above-mentioned relaxations, the Thai Govt has also decided to end the requirement of the Thailand Pass and mandatory $10,000 health insurance for international visitors entering the country effect from July 1, 2022.
It is worth noting that the Thai Govt has already removed both requirements for Thai Nationals starting June 01;
This means, beginning July 1, 2022, international 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.