Doubts Over Thailand Tourism As Restrictions Look Set To Be Extended

Reports coming out of Thailand suggests that it is highly likely that the current suspension of the Test & GO entry systems, due to expire today, will be extended.

Test & GO was the culmination of Thailand’s reopening schedule, allowing fully vaccinated vistors from more than 60 countries to travel quarantine-free throughout the country.

The scheme however was suspended just before Christmas amid fears that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 would spread rapidly throughout the country.

The Thai Public Health Ministry Emergency Operation Centre is believed to have now made a formal request to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to extend the suspension until at least the end of January, throwing tourism plans for many into uncertainty or even cancellation.

All previously accepted applications through Test & GO will still be honoured but only until 10th January. Thereafter all visitors will either have to enter through the Phuket Sandbox or undertake quarantine.

Update: The continued suspension of Test & GO has been confirmed although no set timescale has been announced at the present time. This may be to allow the country freedom to reinstate as soon as it is deemed safe to do so or that there is concern that it may need to be suspended for an extended period.

Source: Bangkok Post

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