As the Kingdom of Thailand reclassifies COVID-19 from ‘a dangerous communicable disease’ to ‘a communicable disease under surveillance’ from 1 October, 2022, Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced the ending of the nationwide COVID-19 Emergency Decree on 30 September, 2022.
In line with this announcement, international travelers to Thailand from 1 October, 2022 will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results, according to the CCSA
As a result of the ending of the COVID-19 Emergency Decree, which has been in place for 19 times since 25 March, 2020, the CCSA will be automatically dissolved. In addition, all the regulations, announcements, and orders issued by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet under the decree will be revoked.
The kingdom entered the stage of fully reopening from 1 July, 2022, with the removal of the Thailand Pass registration scheme, and foreign nationals only be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative ATK test result within 72 hours of travel, this will be lifted from 1 October, 2022, onwards.
In addition, the cabinet approved extending the period of stay to 45 days (from 30 days) for tourists from countries/territories entitled for visa exemption, and to 30 days (from 15 days) for those eligible for a Visa on Arrival (VOA). This will be in effect from 1 October, 2022, until 31 March, 2023.
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Author: Deb Davad