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Proposal for renewal of ‘Covid’ arrival restrictions in Thailand

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Proposals have been prepared for Thailand as a preliminary response to the potential arrival of Chinese visitors from early January. A meeting of the Thai Public Health, Sports and Tourism, and Transport ministries on January 5 (next Thursday) will decide if the Thai government will implement the new proposals, or add even more arrival screening procedures.

Dr Chakrarat Pittayawonganon, chief of the Division of Epidemiology, has recommended four screening procedures…

“All international arrivals must have a record of receiving at least two shots of the Covid-19 vaccine.”

“All international travellers arriving in Thailand from China have to have a health insurance package that fully covers Covid-19 treatment.”

“These travellers also will be required to show negative results of an antigen test for Covid-19 that is completed 48 hours before arriving in Thailand”.

“They will also be asked for cooperation in wearing face masks, to practise social distancing and wash their hands frequently with hand sanitiser. ”

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control is also recommending random Covid tests for arriving passengers at major airports.

With China’s borders starting to open from early January, governments around the world are responding to precautionary arrival procedures in reaction to reports of the current wave of Covid-19 in China.

Japan, US, South Korea, Italy, Spain, UK, Malaysia, France and Taiwan have already announced arrival restrictions and documentation for Chinese travellers across their borders. The Australian government has also announced that it is considering imposing some screening precautions.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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