The Thai government has announced that it will resume the “Test & Go” scheme in February.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Feb. 1, fully vaccinated travelers will be able to enter Thailand under the “Test and Go” scheme.
    • Those entering under the scheme must take PCR tests on the first and fifth day of arrival and book rooms at a government-approved hotel for those nights.
    • Travelers entering the country under the scheme will be able to travel anywhere in Thailand after they receive negative test results from the first COVID test.
  • Travelers who have already applied to enter the country under the Sandbox Scheme can switch to the “Test & Go” scheme but must reapply for a new Thailand Pass on or after Feb. 1.

Additional Information: Travelers are required to have proof of prepayment for stays in government-approved hotel on day one and five of arrival until they receive their negative PCR test results. The prepayment for the first hotel must include transportation from the airport to the hotel. More information regarding the Thailand Pass is available here.

BAL Analysis: The Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to make travel to Thailand more difficult. Entry requirements can change with little to no notice. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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