Thailand has recorded a surge of tourist arrivals in the past few days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that inbound travelers will no longer be required to take Covid-19 test prior to the boarding from origin country, but still be required to take RT-PCR tests upon arrival and are required to stay in their pre-booked hotels until a negative result is available.
Travelers are also required to take an antigen self-test (ATK) on the fifth day following their arrival.
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 do not surpass 100.
Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The country has not seen a surge of international tourists for more than two years after the lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
According to the report from Suvarnabhumi Airports, the hub had seen a significant increase of inbound travelers since the first day that the Covid-19 restriction was lifted for tourist arrivals on April 1, 2022.