Many people may wonder How should tourists traveling from abroad to Thailand be prepared after the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (BDC) issued a resolution on January 7, 2022 regarding the elevation of travel measures to the Kingdom?
1. Suspend the registration of Test & Go (new) travelers, which will be assessed and reconsidered.
considered to be an escalation of measures travel into the country Thailand continued from the resolution On December 21, 2021, the registration of Test & Go and Sandbox (Sandbox: Tourism Pilot Area) was temporarily suspended, except Phuket Sandbox. and entering detention From 22 Dec 2021 to 4 Jan 2022 to prevent the spread of COVID -19 , Omicron strain.
So who are the Test & Go travelers? …is a traveler from 63 designated countries able to travel “Travel in Thailand without quarantine” under conditions of complete vaccination for not less than 14 days with a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19, no later than 72 hours before departure. Stay in a SHA Plus or AQ hotel for 1 night to wait for the results of the COVID-19 test. when the result is negative able to travel in unlimited areas
from the adjustment of measures according to the resolution On January 21, 2021, tourists must be tested for COVID-19 by RT-PCR, a total of 2 times.
1st time: Check for infection on the day Travel into the country (Day 0) by checking at the airport of destination or at various points. According to each province, for example, if the flight into Phuket Airport Get tested at the airport But if the flight into Krabi Airport Must be inspected at various points as specified by Krabi Province Before going to a hotel that has SHA+ standards to wait for the results of the in-room examination. Until the next day (Day 1) when notified of a negative test result. so you can go out to travel
2nd time : Tourists must visit on Day 5-6 (free of charge because the state pays because it is a tighter adjustment of measures To prevent the spread of COVID-19 Omicron species)
However, the hotel will arrange the date and place for the second visit.
-Tourists must install the application “Mor Chana” in order to track the tourists 100%.
2. Persons who will travel to Thailand in the form of Test & Go (existing cases) that have already been approved. can still come in according to the prescribed measures and according to the date and time that has been approved until the order changes The situation will be assessed periodically.
At this point, the government would like to understand again that, in fact, Prof. has no consensus that…will suspend the travel into the country Thailand of Test & Go tourists for /xn--72c5ab8bza6azdwe3cf.cc those who have been approved and who come in after January 15, 2022 in any way!!
Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, said Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Acknowledgment of concerns about travel in and out of the country in the form of Test & Go. There are both Thais and foreigners who have registered and approved about 200,000, some of whom have traveled to Thailand. The rest will gradually travel to Thailand after this. which are not many therefore, it is appropriate to follow the resolution CCC on 7 Jan. For those who will travel to Thailand in the form of Test & Go that has already been approved can still come in according to the prescribed measures and according to the date and time for approval until the order changes
3. Accepting additional travelers entering Thailand in the form of Sandbox from Phuket (Phuket Sandbox) in the amount of 3 provinces/area, consisting of Surat Thani (only Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao), Phang Nga (the whole province) and Krabi (the whole province) from the 11th. Jan 2022
Despite the suspension of Test & Go type registrations, the Office of the Provincial Waterworks Authority has added a sandbox area as an alternative to tourists who still want it. Traveling to the country , traveling to Thailand, especially during the high season at the beginning of this year.
The tourism private sector reflected that although it was a decision and announcement a bit late! But still thanking the government for agreeing to add sandbox areas to the main tourist cities in the 3 southern provinces. Because they are all cities that used to depend mainly on the income of foreign tourists.
For guidelines for receiving tourists into the Sandbox of each area, such as “Krabi”, which can travel the whole province Tourists must stay and explore Krabi for at least 7 nights before traveling to other areas of Thailand (travelers have paid for their accommodation for 7 nights in accordance with the Sandbox Enrollment Terms).
Tourists are required to undergo RT-PCR testing twice, with the first test from the first day of arrival (Day 0) if traveling on a flight to Phuket airport. Must be tested for infection at Phuket Airport and then travel by car as specified in the Sealed Route form, straight into the hotel in Krabi province to wait to hear the results in the room. when the result is negative to go out of the room to travel
In the case of traveling by flight into Krabi Airport Must travel with a designated vehicle to undergo the infection test at the designated points and then go straight to wait for the test results at the hotel room.
However, when the second time was due for infection, the infection was not found. So you can go sightseeing and stay in other provinces. Available from the 8th night onwards
4. Increase disease prevention and control measures in tourism pilot areas for consuming liquor in restaurants
The restaurant closes at the scheduled time. and limiting the time of alcohol consumption not later than 21.00 hrs.
Restrict the types of restaurants that can consume alcohol. Must have received SHA+ or Thai Stop COVID 2 Plus standards only.