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Thailand to drop arrival testing and pre-booked hotel requirements from May 1

According to Thai website, Thaiger, from May 1, international travellers will no longer need to take a PCR test on arrival or book a SHA+ approved hotel as part of the current Test & Go entry scheme.

According to Thai website, Thaiger, from May 1, international travellers will no longer need to take a PCR test on arrival or book a SHA+ approved hotel as part of the current Test & Go entry scheme.

Thaiger reported on Friday, April 22 that The Thailand Center for Covid Situational Administration (CCSA) has announced major changes to the Kindom of Thailand’s Test & Go program, which is part of the broader Thailand Pass.

The requirement for insurance coverage will also be reportedly dropped from US$20,000 dollars to US$10,000.

Unvaccinated travellers will still need to make, and pre-pay a hotel booking and complete a PCR test on arrival and on Day 5.

However, if they submit a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival the quarantine period will be waived, according to announcements made at the meeting.

The Thailand Pass will remain as registration for anyone wishing wanting to enter Thailand including Thais and foreigners.

Documentation, including vaccination certificates and proof of insurance, will still need to be uploaded and approved before arrival in Thailand.

The good news though is that both the complex Test & Go and Sandbox schemes are now history, under the changes.

So from May 1, 2022, entry into Thailand for vaccinated travellers will essentially only mean registering for a free Thailand Pass before you arrive.

The only two categories for entry under the revised system will be vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Pre-travel PCR tests had also been abandoned as a pre-condition of entry into Thailand on April 1.

For the latest updates, head to www.tourismthailand.org