Nearly two months after Thailand opened its doorways to worldwide tourism, the nation could tighten restrictions and cancel the quarantine exemption scheme, Test & Go. In an interview on Channel 9 this morning, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul stated that the Thai government will talk about whether or not to cancel the entry scheme because of the uptick in Omicron circumstances.
A meeting is underway presently (noon, Monday) to debate the matter.
So far, there have been 63 confirmed Omicron cases in Thailand. All of the instances have been imported from abroad, however health officers say a possible local transmission is still beneath review.
Test & Go was launched on November 1, permitting vaccinated travellers from sixty three nations to enter Thailand without present process a lengthy quarantine. Test & Go travellers have been required to guide a night at an approved resort to remain in isolation while they await the outcomes from an RT-PCR Covid-19 test.
If the Test & Go scheme is cancelled, vaccinated travellers would still be able to enter Thailand under the “sandbox” scheme which permits them to roam freely in a province or district permitted for the pilot tourism programme, similar to Phuket and Koh Samui. They should say within the “sandbox” area for seven days before travelling to different areas of Thailand. Travellers who are unvaccinated need to bear different quarantine at an permitted facility for 10 to 14 days, relying on which country they travel from.
Following the emergence of the Omicron variant, Thai authorities banned travellers from eight African nations thought-about to be at excessive risk for the mutated strain and imposed a 14 day quarantine for these from different African nations.
SOURCE: Treasure
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