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Thailand Ends Covid-19 Tests on Arrival Starting May 1st

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has informed airlines worldwide about new arrival rules to be implemented on Sunday, which includes the end of mandatory Covid-19 tests.

From May 1, inbound passengers with full Covid vaccinations will no longer need to undergo a second Covid-19 test. They will, however, be advised to take an antigen test if any suspicious symptoms arise.

In case of insufficient vaccination or unvaccinated individuals, RT-PCR tests can be conducted within 72 hours of travel. In the absence of a prior RT-PCR test result, they must be quarantined for five days and undergo an RT-PCR test on the fourth or fifth day of quarantine.

During their stay in Thailand, all air passengers must have Covid insurance with coverage of at least US$10,000.

In order to travel to Thailand by air, visitors must present a Thailand Pass system with proof of vaccination status or RT-PCR test results as well as their Covid-19 insurance.

Thailand Pass will provide them with a QR code after their documents are verified. Any passenger without a QR code can be denied boarding by airline staff.

Airlines must be responsible for returning passengers to their countries of origin without QR codes, CAAT said.

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