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Authorities in Thailand have confirmed the requirements for foreign arrivals to benefit from the latest reduced quarantine measures.
From the start of April arrivals will need to complete a reduced 7 day quarantine period as long as they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with an approved vaccine, unless they are travelling from countries with a mutated strain of the SAR-CoV-2 virus.
Accepted vaccines at the time of publication are:
- ARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (CoronaVac) by Sinovac (2 doses needed); AZD1222 by AstraZeneca/Oxford (two doses);
- AZD1222 by SK Bioscience – AstraZeneca/Oxford (two doses)
- BNT162b2/CORMIRNATY – Tozinameran (INN) by Pfizer/BioNTech (two doses)
- Covishield (ChAdOx1_nCoV19) by the Serum Institute of India (two doses); Ad26.COV2.S by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (one dose)
- mRNA-1273 by Moderna (two doses)
Foreign arrivals who do not have proof of an approved vaccine or have not received both vaccine doses will need to complete a 10 day quarantine.
The existing, full 14-day quarantine period remains in place for people arriving from the 11 countries with SAR-CoV-2 virus mutations and variants as announced by the MoPH (as 31 March 2021):
- South Africa
Foreign arrivals will also need to have a valid visa or re-entry permit, a Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate; a Covid-19 health insurance policy with a minimum cover of US$100,000; confirmation of an Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotel booking, and a medical certificate with a RT-PCR laboratory result indicating they are Covid-19 negative no more than 72 hours before departure.
All foreign arrivals will need to use a track and trace app during their stay.
During the quarantine period arrivals undergoing a 7-day quarantine will need to complete a PCR test on day 5/6.
Those completing the 10-day quarantine would be required to take a PCR test on day 3/4/5 and 9/10.
For those completing the 14-day quarantine tests are required on the day of arrival and day 6/7 and 12/13.
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