Thailand: No pre-travel COVID-19 tests for arrivals hinh anh 1International visitors no longer need pre-travel COVID-19 tests before arriving in Thailand. (Photo: VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) – Travellers arriving in Thailand will no longer require pre-travel COVID-19 tests from April 1 onwards, according to a spokesperson from the Thai Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). 

Accordingly, the requirement for pre-travel PT-PCR tests will end 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. They will be required to perform an antigen self-test on day 5 after arrival and be monitored at their hotel.

Sandbox visitors must remain in their designated area for five days. Visitors in the quarantine scheme, including people caught entering the country unlawfully, will be kept in isolation for five days and have an RT-PCR test on the fourth or fifth day after arrival.

The CCSA also revised the 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 local authorities issued warnings to people not to gather in large numbers in public places in the context of the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases before the traditional New Year  (Songkran holiday)./.