Thailand unveils complex new entry rules from 1 November

Thailand quarantine
By Linsey McNeill
28/10/2021
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Thailand has confirmed that fully vaccinated British holidaymakers will be able to enter quarantine-free from 1 November.

They will need to have a pre-departure negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of departure, and take a second test on arrival at their own expense, which must be pre-booked. They will also have to take an antigen test on day six or seven of their stay.

They must spend at least one night in approved accommodation, which must also be pre-booked, while waiting for the result of the second test. Assuming it is negative, they will be free from quarantine for the rest of their stay.

A list of approved accommodation – which can be a city centre or resort hotel – can be found here. Testing packages can be pre-booked with the hotels, which will take them to and from the test centre and provide an antigen test kit. The testing costs 2,000 Thai baht, or around £44, in total.

Children under 12 travelling with their parents or guardians are exempt from the need for vaccination, but they will need to take two negative PCR tests plus an antigen test.

All travellers to Thailand will also have to request permission via the Thai Government website, which will provide them with a Thailand Pass, and have proof of adequate travel insurance.

On arrival in Thailand, they will need to download a tracking app, MorChana, to their phone.

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