COVID-19: Test and Go quarantine exemption program suspended

29 Dec 21

THAILAND

The Thai government has suspended the “Test and Go” quarantine exemption program until further notice.

Key Points:

  • Travelers are no longer able to register under the “Test and Go” quarantine exemption program unless they are using the Phuket Sandbox scheme.
    • Travelers who were previously approved to enter the country under the program will be able to enter the country.
  • Travelers continue to be able to enter the country via the Phuket Sandbox or State Quarantine schemes.
    • Phuket Sandbox scheme. To be eligible, travelers must have received the last applicable dose of an approved COVID vaccine 14 days before intended arrival and present a vaccination certificate upon arrival. Travelers must quarantine for seven days in Phuket at a government-designated hotel or state quarantine hotel before traveling throughout the country.
    • State Quarantine scheme. Those who are fully vaccinated and have a vaccine certificate must quarantine for seven days and take two PCR tests. Travelers who are arriving by air and are not fully vaccinated or do not have a vaccine certificate must quarantine for 10 days and take two PCR tests. Travelers who are arriving by land and are not fully vaccinated or do not have a vaccine certificate must quarantine for 14 days and take two PCR tests.

BAL Analysis: The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus will make travel to Thailand more difficult in the days and weeks ahead. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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