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No cut-off date announced for Test & Pass entry with pre-approved Thailand Pass

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No cut-off date announced for Test & Pass entry with pre-approved Thailand Pass
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The Foreign Ministry has confirmed there is currently no cut-off entry date for Test & Go travellers who’ve already received their Thailand Pass. Test & Go has been suspended since mid-December as the Thai government reacted to the rapid global spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. The suspension has provoked frustration among many business and tourism operators, who point out that Omicron appears to cause milder illness and the government shouldn’t handle it the same way it’s managed riskier variants.

As has often been the case with government decisions during the pandemic, confusion reigned supreme following the suspension of Test & Go. Conflicting reports, some from the government, confirmed a cut-off date – initially January 10, then January 15 – while others claimed there was no cut-off date. On January 7, the CCSA was quoted as saying people with approved passes for Test & Go had to enter before January 15. This condition was subsequently revoked and to date, no cut-off date has been confirmed.

While Test & Go remains suspended, anyone who wants to visit Thailand must now either carry out mandatory quarantine or enter through one of the sandbox schemes being run in Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phan Ngan, Koh Tao, Krabi and Phang Nga. All arrivals must have proof of being fully vaccinated and test negative for Coivd-19. Whether entering through quarantine or the sandbox programme, all travellers must apply for a Thailand Pass.

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

SOURCE: Thai PBS World


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