The Thai government has expanded its quarantine exemption scheme and updated its list of countries exempt from its quarantine requirement.

Key Points:

  • As of Nov. 1, fully vaccinated air travelers from Australia, Canada, China, India, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S. and 56 other countries are exempt from the mandatory quarantine.
  • Eligible travelers must still have a confirmation and receipt of a one-night booking in an approved quarantine facility to wait in until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result from a post-arrival PCR test.

Additional Information: To enter the country travelers must have a valid visa or re-entry permit (except for those who will be eligible to apply for a waiver visa national at the Bangkok airport), a COE or Thailand Pass, proof of vaccination (if applicable), COVID-19 health insurance, flight confirmation, confirmation of an Alternative State Quarantine hotel booking (if applicable) and a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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