June 28, 2022
BANGKOK – The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Monday issued a notice to airlines on the relaxation of entry rules from July 1.
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Thailand issues new relaxed entry rules for airlines and passengers
The latest Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) comes after the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said the Thailand Pass entry system and mask mandate will be scrapped from July 1.
Entry requirements are being relaxed in a bid to boost foreign tourist arrivals in the second half of the year. Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn expects arrivals to rise from the current level of 20,000-25,000 per day to 25,000-30,000 per day.
The new guidelines are as follows:
- No Thailand Pass required to enter Kingdom
- Vaccinated passengers can enter without taking a Covid-19 test but should take a rapid antigen test if they develop symptoms.
- Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers must have a negative rapid antigen or RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.
- Airlines must check their passengers’ vaccination and negative test result certificates. Passengers who do not have these certificates must follow disease control officers’ instructions at immigration checkpoints.
- Airlines can submit health certificates for their crew to facilitate immigration procedures, but the documents can be checked by Thai disease control officers.