Tourism Thailand pushing to reopen registration for the Test & Go quarantine exemption scheme

Published on : Wednesday, January 19, 2022

It’s not a bolt from the blue that the tourism officials of Thailand are pushing to reopen registration for the Test & Go quarantine exemption scheme. The Tourism and Sports Minister told Thai media that the ministry together with the Public Health Ministry will put forward a proposal to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration to recommence registration process by February for the entry scheme.

Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, the minister, told reporters that Thailand’s Covid-19 situation is totally under the control and get over its peak time. It has also added that Thailand in 2022 is estimated to welcome 8 million visitors and will generate more than 480,000 million baht. Tomorrow the CCSA will arrange a small meeting and take the final decisions on Thursday during its general meeting chaired by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Registration for the Test & Go scheme for the past month due to the Omicron outbreak in Thailand, but those who had already registered have managed to enter under the scheme. Test & Go vaccinated travellers to enter Thailand with just a minimal quarantine at an approved hotel, while they wait for the results from an RT-PCR test to come back.

Pipat highlighted that it’s the right time to start the scheme again as the Ministry of Public Health is now in a position to be in charge of the spread seeing from the number of new cases which is decreased every day. After the New Year, he said that the number rose from 7,000 cases to 8,000 cases adding that the infection rate has passed its peak time.

People in Thailand who have been infected with the variant haven’t reported severe symptoms. He also said that more than 70% of the population have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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