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Thread: Thailand Likely to Overturn Simplified Entry Requirements

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    Thailand Likely to Overturn Simplified Entry Requirements

    https://www.pattayamail.com/latestne...cedures-381001

    The sudden appearance of the Omicron virus variant has dashed expectations that Thailand would ease the health tests conducted on arriving passengers from Test and Go countries which include the US, Australia, parts of the Middle East, the UK and most of Europe.

    Currently, they are required to book in advance a government-recognized hotel which picks them up at Bangkok airport, arranges for a RT-PCR virus test and quarantines them in their room for 10-24 hours pending the result. Under a proposal endorsed by ministers last week, use of quick antigen tests (rather than PCR) was designed to reduce waiting time to 20 minutes.

    However, officials from the health ministry and the top CCSA committee appear to have reversed that policy on the grounds that antigen testing is not as reliable as PCR. They note that entrants to the UK must now – once again – have a PCR test within 48 hours of arrival for precisely that reason.

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    Re: Thailand Likely to Overturn Simplified Entry Requirements

    Actually, I think this is better than inventing a new system at the height of the so called “high season”. That would only have resulted in much chaos and confusion as seen with the introduction of the Thai Pass.

    Having said that I really hope they don’t go any further than the PCR test.

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    Re: Thailand Likely to Overturn Simplified Entry Requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by gerefan2 View Post
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    Having said that I really hope they don’t go any further than the PCR test.
    It looks like the RT-PCR Test may still be required going forward due to the Omicron variant.

    It would probably make sense for anyone visiting Thailand anytime in the foreseeable future to just go ahead and book a test-and-go hotel for their first night to be safe.

    https://pattayaone.news/we-are-reope...-says-phiphat/

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    Re: Thailand Likely to Overturn Simplified Entry Requirements

    It's now official - PCR to continue in light of the OhMyGod variant - https://www.tatnews.org/2021/12/thai...december-2021/

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