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Thailand to Reduce Quarantine for Travellers

In an effort to boost tourism, Thailand will reduce its mandatory quarantine period for vaccinated travellers from 14 to 7 days.

Travellers must be fully vaccinated within three months of the travel period and are still required to take a COVID-19 test within three days before their arrival in the country.

Anyone who is not inoculated but able to produce negative test results will have to quarantine for 10 days. However, Thailand’s new quarantine rules will not apply to travelers from Africa. They must continue to quarantine for two weeks.

It’s possible that the quarantine period will be completely waived after October this year.

The Thai government has launched a new initiative, allowing foreign visitors to spend their quarantine period on a yacht. The yacht quarantine program will allow visitors with a negative coronavirus test to spend their time onboard a yacht or small cruise ship in Phuket.

The government is hoping that the new initiative will revive the country’s struggling tourism industry, which was hit hard by the pandemic.

The program has already begun accepting yachters for a trial run, and around 100 yachts are expected to take part. Travellers are required to wear a smart wristband that monitors vital signs and tracking the wearer’s location

Thailand’s tourism minister said last week he would propose a plan for foreigners to undertake quarantine in popular tourist areas, including beach resorts including Phuket, Krabi and Chiang Mai.

Iuliia Tore