Thailand To Remove All Entry Requirements For International Tourists On October 1

Thailand To Remove All Entry Requirements For International Tourists

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced yesterday that the nation would be lifting the Covid-19-related restrictions on international arrivals that have been in place for the past few years following a meeting with the National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC) on Wednesday.

As of right now, visitors entering Thailand must present proof of full Covid 19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter the country. This red tape has put many visitors off the idea of visiting the country.

But starting Oct. 1, the country will completely eliminate these rules, ending a very difficult time for the country’s struggling travel and tourism sector.

The action is part of Thailand’s decision to treat Covid-19 like influenza early next month.

Thailand was one of the first countries in the region to make such an approach public. This marked a complete 180-degree shift from the nation’s often skeptical stance and could have the benefit of attracting more tourists.

Travelers will also be relieved to learn that Thailand will abandon its isolationist policy. People who contract the virus and have mild symptoms will no longer have to isolate themselves.

Further evidence that the nation is now returning to normalcy is the fact that visitors to crowded public venues won’t need to present proof of vaccination or a test result.