December 7, 2022

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Thailand to open selected land border starting 24 December

Good news! Thailand to open selected land border starting 24 December 2021. The selected land border is at Nong Khai’s border checkpoint, starting 24 December, 2021 and sea provided that they meet the vaccination and testing requirements.

Nong Khai province is falls under the Blue Zone Sandbox Destinations. The mandatory stay will be reduced to 5 days from the current 7 days within one of the Blue Zone Sandbox destinations. This also means a confirmed payment for 5 nights at SHA+ accommodation is required.

On arrival (the first) testing will continue to use the RT-PCR method, but the second testing by an ATK method will be done sooner on Day 4-5 from currently Day 6-7.

Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents with a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling, are not required to have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result and can have saliva test when entering to the Kingdom.

Travellers 6-11 years of age, travelling with parents, must have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling.

Travellers 12-17 years of age, travelling with parents, are not required to be vaccinated but must have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling. Those unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine and must have a negative RT-PCR test result. 

Travellers previously infected within 3 months before travelling must have a medical certificate of recovery or get vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine for an unspecified period of times before travelling.

The good news is Thailand is opening the land border starting 24 December 2021 but it is for Nong Khai border check point only. If you want to read more about Nong Khai, please check out https://www.placesandfoods.com/category/thailand/thailand-nong-khai

Reference: https://www.tatnews.org/2021/11/thailand-eases-entry-rules-from-16-december-2021/

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