Thailand to Remove Mandatory RT-PCR Testing for Arrivals From May 1

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at the meeting on Friday approved the cancellation of mandatory RT-PCR test on arrival for inbound travelers, effective from May 1 onwards.

According to a post-meeting press conference, the RT-PCR test upon arrival will be replaced with a rapid antigen test. Visitors to Thailand who are not fully vaccinated, however, are still required to undergo the RT-PCR test on the fourth or fifth day of their arrival.

The CCSA also authorized a reduction in insurance coverage from a minimum of US$20,000 (approximately THB675,000) to a minimum of US$10000 (approximately THB337,500).