Antigen Test Plan for Travellers to Thailand
Good news for those who are planning to visit Thailand. According to Bangkok Post, there is Antigen test plan for travelers to Thailand as soon as 1st December 2021. This antigen test plan will replace the current RT-PCR test for visitors traveling from 63 eligible countries including Malaysians.
The National Communicable Disease Committee (NCDC) has approved a plan to replace RT-PCR tests with antigen testing for visitors travelling from 63 eligible countries and territories who are allowed to enter Thailand without the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Speaking after a meeting of the NCDC, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said the replacement is in line with the second phase of the reopening starting from Dec 1.
The change will apply to visitors under the "test and go" scheme, with vaccination certificates, and RT-PCR certificates issued 72 hours prior to their travel. Upon arrival, they will undergo antigen testing from time to time, he said.
Mr Anutin said the meeting also approved a proposal to exempt a 50-baht fee for a certificate of Covid-19 vaccination issued via the e-vaccine passport system for visitors who travel from Dec 1 to 31.
This is definitely a positive sign to encourage more travellers to visit Thailand as many countries are starting to implement Antigen test including Singapore.
Many people asked me when am I will be traveling to Thailand or Japan. If you followed me, I am still recovering from COVID-19 and hence that disrupts my plans to travel abroad in 2021.
I have no plans to fly in 2021 as I will prefer to end the year in Malaysia with my family.
In conclusion, the antigen test plan for travellers to Thailand is definitely a positive news. You can read all our stories on Thailand at https://www.placesandfoods.com/category/thailand