Thailand considers easing entry regulations for international visitors hinh anh 1Passengers check in at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)
Bangkok (VNA) - The Thai Tourism and Sports Ministry is considering the replacement of mandatory PCR testing for foreign tourists with COVID rapid antigen tests certified by a competent authority from May 1.

The move is expected to be approved and implemented provided that there is no surge in new infections and COVID-19 deaths, with the acceptable limit being 60,000 daily cases and 100 fatalities.

The ministry also unveiled a plan to scrap the Thailand Pass requirement for incoming travellers from June 1 in a bid to boost tourist arrivals.

It estimates the nation will welcome at least 7 million foreign visitors this year and rake in 1 trillion baht (33 billion USD) in tourism revenue./.