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Thailand to issue vaccine certificate to everyone who gets 2 doses of Covid jab

Maya Taylor

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Thailand’s Public Health Minister says everyone who receives both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine will be issued with a vaccine certificate. The vaccine certificate will be similar to the vaccination books already in circulation for some time and used to prove inoculation against yellow fever. According to a Coconuts report, both the paper and online version of the certificate will cost 50 baht and will be available from hospitals administering the vaccines.

While there is currently no standard vaccine passport, with most countries waiting for World Health Organisation guidance on the matter, it’s hoped Thailand’s vaccine certificate could help citizens with international travel plans. Anutin says recipients can use them for international travel and the certificates will have a validity of 1 year.

The government is also considering a reduction in mandatory quarantine for vaccinated foreigners entering the Kingdom. A proposal going before the government’s Covid-19 task force on Monday includes cutting quarantine to 7 days for vaccinated visitors or reducing it to 10 days for unvaccinated arrivals who have tested negative 72 hours prior to travel. It’s understood the 7 day quarantine would apply to travellers who have been vaccinated for at least 2 weeks, but no longer than 3 months.

The proposals come as vaccine rollouts continue around the world, although Anutin points out that travellers from South Africa will not be eligible for reduced quarantine, due to the highly-contagious variant detected there, which health officials fear may be more resistant to vaccines.

Meanwhile, the Health Minister has even hinted at quarantine being cancelled completely if Thailand manages to inoculate 70% of people with underlying conditions and those working in the health and tourism sectors by October. Vaccine registration is set to kick-off in May, with the full national rollout beginning in June, when additional doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are expected to arrive.

SOURCE: Coconuts

 

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    EdwardV

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 11:26 am

    “ certificates will have a validity of 1 year.” – yet Thailand will only accept foreign vaccination no longer than 3 months from inoculation.

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    Jim Ferrante

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Biggest scam in history.
    Half the world actually buys it. The other half is powerless to stop the lunacy.

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    Willem

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Covid vaccine pasport gets a validity of onr year. Thats good. But….

    Comming back to Thailand more then 3 months after being vaccinated means full quarantime.

    So again a badly thought out plan?

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    Fred glue

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    That is good news today, better than yesterday’s news about PRINCESS HARRY,
    And PRINCE MEGHAN,,, ??

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    zig

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    well i got the one dose johnson and johnson

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    Wayno

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    The lunatics have taken over the asylum.
    Personally, i am now finding all this highly amusing, the utter panic and desperation to get tourists back is being met head on by the we must not lose face and stay in control crowd.
    Thailand needs to stop digging, the hole is already too deep 5555

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    Wayne C

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    LOL

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    BangkokBen

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Fake documents available on Sukhumvit right next to the fake Viagra

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    James R

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 12:42 am

    70% vaccinated?

    That is a few years down the road then at the rate Thailand is going.

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    anne

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 3:55 am

    LOL
    no one will do it, no one will go there.. thailand will go bust…

    you who get experimental injection will die!! period.
    you fools

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    michael cooksey

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    This is good news and I’m sure some of the inconsistencies noted like foreign visitors having only 3 month current will be adjusted as time moves forward. Thailand is not the only country wanting to open up to tourists, so as this moves from March to June to September, rules will align and I suspect full opening for those vaccinated and with some form of proof.

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    Mike Asq

    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Is their a vaccine certificate on the Thai embassy website?

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