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Thailand to be removed from UK red list from Monday

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Thailand is being removed from Britain’s red list, meaning no more hotel quarantine for arrivals from the kingdom. Earlier this week, the UK ditched its advice against non-essential travel for 32 countries, but left Thailand and others on the red list. Now, that list will be cut to just 7 countries from Monday, with Thailand and 46 others coming off.

The Bangkok Post reports that the UK has now missed 2 summers of tourism, due to tough travel restrictions that made it difficult for people to travel overseas or for international tourists to visit. Airlines have criticised the restrictions, in particular the frequency with which they changed. The uncertainty caused by the constant changes proved a significant deterrent for travellers.

Yesterday, the UK’s Transport Ministry confirmed that from Monday, October 11, the red list is being slashed to just 7 countries: Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. A total of 47 countries, including Thailand, are being removed.

“Thailand will no longer be on the red list for entering England. Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.”

The ministry has also relaxed restrictions on arrivals from places like Ghana, Turkey, and India and will now recognise their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers will now only need to submit to a Covid-19 test on day 2. The Bangkok Post reports that once the testing requirement changes to lateral flow instead of PCR testing, travellers will be able to submit a photo of their test result to check its accuracy.

For more information on how to get into Thailand during the pandemic, CLICK HERE.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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