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Thailand lifted quarantine on arrival for all

As of June 1, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated tourists no longer need to undergo quarantine upon arrival in Thailand

The announcement was made by foreign ministry spokesman Thani Sangrat and predicted that after the quarantine is lifted, the number of tourists arriving in the kingdom will increase from 20,000 to 500,000 tourists per month.

Nevertheless, all foreign travelers still must register for a “Thai Pass” before entering, a requirement that will be eliminated for Thai nationals starting June 1.

“Fully vaccinated travelers must prepare a certificate of vaccination and health insurance of at least $10,000,” Thani Sangrat said. “Unvaccinated [or partially vaccinated] travelers must show a negative rapid antigen or OT-PCR test within 72 hours before departure.”

The Tourism Authority of Thailand reports that tourist arrivals increased to about 20,000 per day from May 1 to 21 after the Test&Go scheme was canceled.

The largest number of visitors came from Singapore (45,961), followed by India (34,582), Malaysia (16,410), Vietnam (14,003), and Cambodia (13,917).

TAT Governor Yutasak Supasorn expects about 500,000 foreign arrivals a month between now and September, mostly from India, the Middle East, and ASEAN countries. He added that this number should rise to 1 million a month during the peak season from October to December when arrivals from the U.S. and Europe surge. The TAT also hopes that more Chinese tourists will visit Thailand by the end of the year.

Yutasak said Thailand should generate 1.5 trillion baht in tourism revenue this year, 50 percent more than in 2019 before the pandemic. The TAT also expects hotel and flight occupancy to rise to 50% and 70% respectively, he added.

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