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COVID vaccination required to enter Thailand

Society 12:15 08 Jan, 2023
COVID vaccination required to enter Thailand

The requirement that all international travelers show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination before boarding flights to Thailand will take effect from Sunday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said on Saturday.

The aviation regulator has formally notified all parties about the change to arrival rules for international travelers aged 18 and over. They will take effect for flights landing in Thailand from 1 am local time on Monday and will remain in effect at least until the end of the month.

The vaccination requirement was scrapped last October, but it has been revived as travel from China is about to resume worldwide on a large scale. Many countries have responded with special measures out of concern that Covid-19 is sweeping through China since the country scrapped its zero-Covid restrictions last month.

Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has said that any rules adopted in Thailand must not discriminate against any particular country. reports according to the CAAT, that everyone traveling to the country from Sunday must show proof of full vaccination or a letter certifying that they have recovered from Covid-19 infections no more than six months prior.

Unvaccinated travelers must have proof of why they cannot receive a vaccine.

Details of the approved vaccines and the required number of doses are available on the CAAT website.