CCSA scraps pre-travel tests for inbound travellers

CCSA scraps pre-travel tests for inbound travellers

Travellers arriving in Thailand will no longer require pre-travel Covid-19 tests starting today, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Sumanee Wacharasint, CCSA spokeswoman, yesterday said pre-travel RT-PCR tests would end today for visitors arriving under Test & Go, Sandbox and quarantine programmes.

People who enter the country through one of the programmes will be given an RT-PCR test on arrival, she said.

They will be required to perform an antigen self-test on day five and provide the results to their hotel.

Sandbox visitors must remain in their designated area for five days, Dr Sumanee added.

Visitors during the quarantine scheme, including people caught entering the country unlawfully, will be kept in isolation for five days and will be tested, she said.

The CCSA has also revised the country's colour-coded system by lowering the number of provinces designated as controlled orange zones from 44 to 20 while the number of provinces classified as high-surveillance yellow zones was increased from 25 to 47.

The number of provinces designated as blue zones and promoted for tourism was increased from eight to 10, with these including Chiang Mai and Phetchaburi provinces, according to Dr Sumanee.

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