October 5, 2022

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Thailand to lift pre PCR Test from 1 April 2022

Breaking news! Effective 1 April 2022, Thailand to lift pre PCR Test. This is announced by The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today and as announced by by CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin.

He said the requirement for pre-travel tests would end for all visitors, whether arriving by Test & Go, Sandbox or quarantine channels.

Furthermore, travellers who enter Thailand via Test & Go or Sandbox programmes would be given an RT-PCR test on arrival and be required to perform an antigen self-test on day 5 after arrival, monitored at their hotel. This means it is still first day RT-PCR and day 5 antigen self test.

The CCSA would still to require visitors to have Covid-19 insurance coverage of at least US$20,000 but was probably to reduce it later, Dr Taweesilp said. You can purchase these insurance online.

There is also announcement that from 1 April 2022, travellers will be able to arrive by land through Satun province in the South, in addition to current Nong Khai, Udon Thani and Songkhla. We will update this once we have more information from Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Lastly, for the arrivals by sea would be allowed through Surat Thani ports, in addition to the present Phuket and Chon Buri.

Good news everyone! Thailand to lift pre PCR Test from 1 April 2022 and we will update on land border rules once we have more official information. We are still digesting this news and waiting for new updates from Thailand.

We got this news first from our reader who messaged us this morning and the we got the confirmed news from Thailand and then from Bangkok Post. This is official news and not rumours.

Source:

https://www.prachachat.net/politics/news-889482

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2281403/pre-travel-covid-tests-for-arrivals-lifted-from-april-1

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