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Thailand approves 8 vaccines for foreign travellers seeking shortened quarantine

Maya Taylor

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Thailand has approved a total of 8 Covid-19 jabs for vaccinated tourists hoping to avail of reduced quarantine on arrival in the Kingdom. Despite a third wave of infections gripping the country, officials are pinning their hopes on the return of international visitors in order to revive the decimated tourism sector. In 2019, approximately 40 million foreign visitors to Thailand contributed over 60 billion US dollars in revenue.

The 8 approved vaccines are the Chinese Sinovac and Sinopharm jabs, along with AstraZeneca, SK Bioscience, Pfizer-BioNTech SE, Serum Institute of India, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna. However, in a move likely to further complicate already complex arrangements, people intending to visit Thailand will need to be vaccinated no less than 14 days before travel.

Vaccinated tourists will be required to upload their certificates of vaccination on the Foreign Ministry’s website before arrival, after which they can avail of a reduced quarantine period of 7 days. Unvaccinated arrivals will be subject to 10-day quarantine, while arrivals from several countries, including South Africa, will have to endure 14-day quarantine.

Foreign visitors will also require a certificate of entry, a valid visa, adequate health insurance and a negative Covid-19 test result.

Tourism officials in Thailand are desperately hoping foreign visitors will still want to enjoy the country’s beaches, temples, culture, and food, and are pinning everything on a reduction in mandatory quarantine. The quarantine requirement is widely seen as the biggest obstacle for foreign visitors. Prior to the latest outbreak, the southern island of Phuket was hoping to waive quarantine entirely for vaccinated arrivals from July. It remains to be seen if this will still go ahead.

SOURCE: Travel Daily

 

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    Bruno

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:41 am

    With all that requirements ? forget it ! try to tell your own people to do something that is the problem !

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    Tiger

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    This clowns!!!! Here the country facing the severe infection and this buffoons want the tourists in. Buffoons!!!!!

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    Ynwaps

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    I’ll take 3 days more quarantine over Thai logic paperwork and 14 days vaccination cool down period.

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    Partypooper

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    another six months without tourists and they might even drop the quarantine

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    luca

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    as long as there is quarantine no real tourist will go to Thailand, the only thing the Thai government has to do is vaccinate the population, do they want to spend the money to buy vaccines? the government is rich and could do it if it wanted to, but I don’t recommend buying Chinese vaccines that don’t work

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    Slugger

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Bring on the Chinese, tout suite. All vaccinated and up to speed, perfect.

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    Ben

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    What is the main differance between lettin in visitors that i vacinated in oktober without quarantine and letting them in in july with vacination and 7 days of quarantine? I dont understand.

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    Pekka Ala-Prinkkilä

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Can Thailand afford to say no to the Russians who have the best, cheapest and best protection for corona vaccination in the world?
    The list refers to American bribe.
    Or that the Russians refuse to pay to get Sputnik on the list.

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