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Thailand will remove all quarantine measures from June 1 and expect an influx of tourists

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As of next Wednesday (June 1), unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign travelers will no longer be required to quarantine upon arrival in Thailand, Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat has told the public.

The TAT predicts arrivals will rise from 20,000 per month to 500,000 per month after the quarantine is lifted.

However, all foreign tourists will still need to register for the Thailand Pass before entering – a requirement that will be lifted for Thai citizens from June 1.

“Fully vaccinated travelers must provide a vaccination certificate and health insurance worth at least $10,000,” the spokesperson said. “Unvaccinated [or partially vaccinated] travelers must show a negative rapid antigen or RT-PCR test result within 72 hours of departure.”

The TAT further reported that arrivals increased to around 20,000 per day between May 1 and May 21 after the Test & Go scheme was scrapped. 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 Yuthasak Supasorn expects about 500,000 foreign arrivals a month from now until September, mostly from India, the Middle East and Asia. That number should rise to 1 million a month during the peak October-December season, when arrivals from the US and Europe surge, he added. He also said he hopes that more Chinese tourists will visit Thailand by the end of the year.

Thailand should generate 1.5 trillion baht in tourism revenue this year, a 50 percent increase from pre-Covid 2019 revenues.

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