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PM Can't Wait Any Longer: 27 Countries Could Be Granted No Quarantine Access To Thailand

14 Oct, 2021

Daily News reported that nationals of up to 27 countries could be allowed to enter Thailand without having to quarantine.

ASEAN NOW has also been told that 20 countries could be on the list.


PM Prayuth Chan-ocha said Monday that the CCSA was expected to confirm 10 countries including the US, UK, Germany, Singapore and China were on the list to be announced today.


But now the Thai media is saying this could be wider than expected come November 1st. A second stage is January 1st.


They reported that the PM no longer wants to wait for virus numbers in Thailand top come down or for enough people in the country to be vaccinated. 


Three stipulations for visitors will be having had two jabs of vaccine, RT-PCR tests before and after arrival and it only applies to air passengers (no road or sea passengers included).


The list is made up by analysing data and information from the last two weeks of Covid-19 stats, International Health Regulations 2005 and the GCI Global Advisory Council or Global Covid-19 Index.


Twenty seven countries satisfy these criteria:


Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Czech Republic, Dominica, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Moldova, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Uruguay, Barbados, China and Croatia.


Germany qualifies as a medium risk country because of the number of vaccinations done there.


The UK and the US are high risk but also qualify because of the number of vaccinations done in those nations.


At a meeting held in Hua Hin yesterday about that resort's reopening ASEAN NOW was told that 20 countries would be on the non-quarantine list. 




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