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Thailand Is Set To Resume Its ‘Test & Go’ Quarantine Waiver In February

Thailand is set to resume its ‘Test & Go’ service for both international and native travellers, starting February 1, 2022. This means that passengers will have to get two tests conducted and be in isolation until the results arrive. By Nishtha Grover

Thailand will be resuming its ‘Test & Go’ quarantine waiver for both international and native travellers from February 1. A spokesperson from the Centre for COVID‐19 Situation Administration (CCSA) confirmed this on January 20, 2022.

What does this mean?

This means that the quarantine waiver, which was suspended a month ago due to the rising Omicron cases, will now be resumed. All travellers, foreign and native to Thailand, entering the country will have to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and five days after that. According to Reuters, this was confirmed by the spokesperson Taweesin Wisanuyothin at a recent briefing where he also spoke about additional sandbox areas which were introduced in an attempt to give the tourism sector a boost.

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What is the revised ‘Test & Go’ waiver?

Under this, travellers will have to pre-pay for two RTPCR tests before arrival. One of these two tests will be conducted at the arrival and the second one will take place on the fifth day from arrival. Till the test result is available, the travellers will have to wait in their hotels. According to Thaiger, in the revised ‘Test & Go’ format, there is one day quarantine in the SHA+ hotels and the travellers will have to book a stay for the days the tests are supposed to be done.

For the rest of the days, the vacationers can stay in different hotels but will have to agree for their whereabouts to be tracked. Travellers will also have to get the insurance that covers all contingencies for COVID-19 including hospital stays.

Related: You Will Soon Be Able To Stay And Work In Thailand For Up To 10 Years, Here’s How

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