Conditions set for no-quarantine arrivals

Conditions set for no-quarantine arrivals

Apisamai Srirangson outlines conditions for entry into Thailand by air from Nov 1, in a broadcast from Government House on Friday. (Screenshot)
Apisamai Srirangson outlines conditions for entry into Thailand by air from Nov 1, in a broadcast from Government House on Friday. (Screenshot)

The government on Friday outlined conditions for quarantine-free entry from Nov 1 for arrivals by air from 46 countries.

Apisamai Srirangson of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said on Nov 1 Thailand would end quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals from 42 countries (see image below).


Visitors from any of these countries must be fully vaccinated and have stayed in that country for at least 21 days prior to departure, she said.

They must have received their second Covid-19 vaccine dose at least 14 days before their flight to Thailand.

They must have a negative RT-PCR test no more than 72 hours before their flight. They must also have health insurance cover of at least US$50,000.

Upon arrival, visitors will be given another RT-PCR test and can travel on without quarantine if the test is negative. While waiting for the result, they must stay one night at one of specified hotels.

They must download application software that will track their location.

These no-quarantine measures apply to arrivals at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui, U-Tapao and Buri Ram airports.

The measures could change, depending on the Covid-19 situation, Dr Apisamai said.

Vocabulary

  • depending on: according to; affected by things that happen - ขึ้นอยู่กับ
  • dose: an amount of drug that has been measured so that you can take it - ปริมาณยาที่ให้ต่อครั้ง
  • insurance: an arrangement in which you regularly pay an insurance company an amount of money so that they will give you money if something you own is damaged, lost, or stolen, or if you die or are ill or injured - การประกัน
  • measures (noun): actions taken to solve a particular problem - มาตรการ
  • negative (adj): showing no signs of being infected by a particular virus, bacteria, etc. - ทางลบ
  • PCR: polymerase chain reaction; a biotech technology used to amplify a single copy of DNA generating thousands to millions of copies of a particular DNA sequence that can then be used to do things such as test for a disease or for genetic fingerprinting in criminal forensics (Source: Wikipedia) -
  • situation: all the circumstances and things that are happening at a particular time and in a particular place - สถานการณ์
  • track: to follow the course of a moving object such as a ship, aircraft or animal using special equipment - ติดตาม, ตามรอย
  • vaccinate: to give someone a vaccine, usually by injection (putting a liquid, especially a drug, into a person's body using a needle and a syringe), to prevent them from getting a disease - ฉีดวัคซีน
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