Thailand To Resume Quarantine-Free Tourism'
The Straits Times|January 21, 2022
Thailand will resume a quarantine-free visa programme for vaccinated visitors after its suspension last month helped the tourism-reliant nation curb a new wave of Covid-19 infections.

International travellers can start applying for visas under Thailand’s Test & Go entry programme from Feb 1, Ms Rachada Dhnadirek, a government spokesman, said on Twitter after a meeting of the nation’s main Covid-19 task force yesterday.

The quarantine-free entry will be extended to applicants of all nationalities, and they will need to undergo two Covid-19 tests – one upon arrival and another on the fifth day, Ms Rachada said.

Travellers, including those from Singapore, will have to isolate at a certified hotel while waiting for test results on the first and fifth day upon entering Thailand.

They will have to pre-book the accommodation and tests as part of entry approvals.

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