Thailand drops PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers as of May 1

Thailand to lift pre-travel testing requirement on April 1

NEW YORK — Thailand will be eliminating its pre-travel testing requirement for international travellers on April 1, 2022.

As part of the relaxed measures, travellers will be able to enter the destination, without the need to provide proof of a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours prior to travel, under the following three entry schemes: TEST & GO, Sandbox, and Alternative Quarantine (AQ).

Only two tests will remain necessary for TEST & GO and Sandbox travellers: RT-PCR test upon arrival (day zero), and an antigen self-test on day 5.

Additionally, the Sandbox staying period will be reduced from 7 to 5 days. After completing five days within the Sandbox destinations, travellers will be permitted to travel domestically within Thailand.

Lastly, the Alternative Quarantine (AQ) requirement will also be reduced from 7 to 5 days an an RT-PCR test on day 4 or 5.

“We are excited that we’re able to reduce travel requirements for international visitors, creating a simpler process for all to enjoy Thailand’s wonders. The country’s tourism industry has been working tirelessly to provide a safe and fulfilling experience for travellers,” said Santi Sawangcharoen, Director of the TAT New York Office and Acting Director of the TAT Toronto Office.

“As we continue to lift requirements of TEST & GO, Sandbox and Alternative Quarantine entry schemes, travellers will have an easier time visiting popular destinations throughout Thailand and experiencing the country’s warm hospitality, rich culture and natural beauty,” Sawangcharoen added.

For more information on Thailand’s entry requirements go to Travellers are recommended to inquire at their nearest Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate for the latest updates.

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