Thailand will lift the pretravel test requirement for international arrivals from 1

Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today approved lifting the requirement for pretravel testing for international arrivals starting April 1, 2022, as the state prepares a four-stage plan to reduce the COVID-19 epidemic to a local disease.

TAT Newsroom will provide detailed updates via www.tatnews.org once the official guidelines are announced in the Royal Thai Government Gazette.

Rules relaxed from April 1, 2022:

Eligible traveler

TEST & GO, Sandbox, and Alternative Quarantine (AQ) – Under any one of the current three entry schemes, international arrivals will be allowed to enter Thailand without the need to show evidence of a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of travel.

Point of entry

Air, ground and water points of entry.

  • The number of approved airports has increased from 7 to 8 – Don Muang, Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, Krabi, Samui, Chiang Mai, U-Tapao and Hat Yai (new).
  • Land Border Checkpoint has increased from 3 to 4 – Nong Khai, Udan Thani, Songkhla and Satun (new)
  • 2 to 3 provinces – Phuket, Chon Buri, and entry points from the port Surat Thani (New).

The type of ship from the yacht has also increased to cover ships of Thai government agencies, while Thai crew members aboard cargo ships will also be allowed to enter Thailand.

Test requirements

There are two tests left for TEST & GO and sandbox travelers: RT-PCR test on arrival (day 0) and an antigen self-test 5 on arrival.

The duration of the sandbox stay

At present it has been reduced from 7 days to 5 days. After completing five days in the sandbox destination, travelers will be allowed to travel internally within Thailand.

AQ requirements

Quarantine has been reduced to 5 days and RT-PCR test has been done for 4-5 days.

Please note the information is only served as a reference. It is especially important to check in regularly at www.tatnews.org to stay current in a highly fluid and rapidly changing situation.

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