Thailand Scrapped Test & Go, Eases Travel Rules For Vaccinated Travellers From May 1

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Finally, some good news for Thailand travellers: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday said that the Test & Go program will be phased out beginning May 1.

The Thailand Pass, on the other hand, is still required. It is still necessary for vaccinated individuals to verify their vaccination status and insurance coverage by registering on Thailand Pass.

Test & Go Scrapped

The Thai Authorities in the CCSA (Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration) meeting on Friday, April 22 decided to scrap the Test & Go scheme and said that on-arrival RT-PCR testing will no longer be required for vaccinated tourists. It is only advised that they take a self-ATK test during their stay.

CCSA Meeting
CCSA Meeting

Moreover, travellers to Thailand will not need to make a one-night hotel reservation in order to obtain visas. Also, the mandatory travel insurance policy has been decreased to $10,000.

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Unvaccinated travellers, on the other hand, must still book a hotel and undergo an RT-PCR test on Day 5 of their arrival.

New Rules For Travellers From May 01

To summarize the changes, beginning May 1, entry rules for vaccinated travellers will be relaxed, and there will be only two schemes for air travellers arriving in Thailand.

1. Vaccinated Travellers

Those who are fully vaccinated according to the Thai Health Ministry are not required to undergo any pre-arrival or on-arrival RT-PCR tests. Such travellers are also no longer required to book a one-night hotel stay in order to obtain visas.

  • No pre-departure or on-arrival RT-PCR tests.
  • No need to book a one-night hotel stay.
  • Travel insurance has been reduced to $10,000.
  • COVID-19 Antigen Self Testing Kit (ATK) in case you have symptoms.

2. Unvaccinated Travellers

Those who do not have vaccinations or have not been fully vaccinated according to the Thai Health Ministry are not required pre or on-arrival RT-PCR tests. However, they need to register through Thailand Pass with a 5-day advance hotel booking and travel insurance. Unvaccinated travellers are also required to undergo an RT-PCR test on Day 5.

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  • No pre-departure or on-arrival RT-PCR tests.
  • Register on Thailand Pass with a 5-day advance hotel booking
  • RT-PCR test on Day 5.

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