Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced on October 11 that, as planned by the government, citizens from 10 low-risk countries, including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany, the United States and China, will be the first batch of people from November 1st. Passengers who enter Thailand exempted from isolation after completing the COVID-19 vaccination.
Prayut Chan-O-Cha said in a national television speech on the 11th that Thailand is preparing to fully open its borders and international travelers who have completed vaccinations can enter Thailand without quarantine.
The Thailand Epidemic Management Center (CCSA) will announce a complete list of countries in the near future.
He said that he has instructed the Epidemic Management Center and the Ministry of Health to consider urgently this week to allow travelers from low-risk countries who have completed vaccination to enter Thailand without quarantine on November 1.
Prayut said that international travelers who have a complete vaccination certificate have undergone a nucleic acid test before departure and will be tested again after arriving in Thailand by plane. They do not need to be quarantined and can move freely within Thailand.
He promised to open to more countries before December 1, and that travelers from other countries can do the same before January 1, 2022.
People from other countries not on the low-risk list will also be able to enter Thailand, but they will be quarantined.
Thailand’s previous plan was to open only the capital Bangkok and some provinces to foreign tourists on November 1st, and the rest of Hua Hin, Pattaya, and Chiang Mai to tourists who have completed vaccinations. And places like Buriram are also exempt from isolation.
Thailand’s “Bangkok Post” stated on the 11th that Prayut’s announcement seemed to imply that passengers who had completed the vaccination on November 1 would enter Thailand without quarantine, and the scale of opening was larger than planned.