Travelling by bus during the New Year holiday? You might need to take an ATK test for long-distance trips. The state-run Transport Company is in discussions with both the Public Health Ministry and the Transport Ministry about Covid-19 prevention measures during the end-of-year holiday, according to the director-general of the Department of Disease Control Opas Karnkawinpong.
Opas says that passengers who travel by public transport for more than four hours are recommended to show proof of a rapid antigen test result while staff are required to have both a vaccine certificate and negative ATK results. In recent months, some bus conductors for the Transport Company have also asked for proof of vaccination.
For domestic flights, airlines will ask for a vaccination certificate and some will allow those who are unvaccinated to fly if they show a negative result from an RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. The State Railway of Thailand has not made any recent announcements on whether a test result or vaccination certificate will be needed to travel.