Foreign Tourists No Longer Need Pre-Arrival Covid Test when Entering Thailand

Foreign visitors arriving in Thailand from today (April 1) onwards will no longer be required to have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result within 72 hours after departure from their country of origin.

People arriving from abroad, however, are still subject to RT-PCR tests upon arrival and are required to stay in their pre-booked hotels until a negative result is available. They are also required to take an antigen self-test (ATK) on Day 5 following their arrival, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on March 18.

Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, stated that after this, Thailand will gradually ease travel restrictions and requirements for arrivals in bid to revitalize the tourism industry from COVID-19 pandemic.

Furthermore, the Tourism and Sports Ministry is considering lifting the Thailand Pass requirement for arrivals under the Test and Go, sandbox, and other quarantine programs beginning June 1st, if COVID-19 cases remain between 50,000 and 60,000 a day and the daily fatalities does not surpass 100.