Thailand’s Center of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) recently approved the removal of the Thailand Pass registration scheme and a US$10,000 health insurance requirement for foreign visitors, effective 1 July 2022. Both requirements were initially removed for Thai nationals last 1 June 2022.
From 1 July 2022, foreign nationals are only required to show proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a negative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) or professional Antigen Test Kit (ATK) test result within 72 hours of travel. These can be in print or digital format. Random checks will be made on arrivals at Thailand’s international airports or land border checkpoints (in 22 provinces). Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers who are randomly checked and who are unable to show proof of a pre-arrival negative test will be required to undergo a professional ATK test at the point of entry.
Meanwhile, the CCSA also approved the designation of Bangkok and 76 provinces as the Surveillance or green zone, thus allowing the resumption of new normal businesses and activities nationwide. And while maintaining the safety and health measures under universal prevention, the Royal Thai Government is preparing to announce a new set of guidelines as the nation is stepping into post-pandemic.
TAT Newsroom will be providing updates in detail via http://www.tatnews.org once the official directives have been announced in the Royal Thai Government Gazette.