THAILAND finally end the national COVID-19 emergency status as of September 30, 2022. Citing Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) News, Friday (9/23), the country will also downgrade its COVID-19 status, from a dangerous infectious disease to an “infectious disease requiring surveillance” starting October 1, 2022.

So, with the end of the COVID-19 Emergency Decree which has been in effect since March 25, 2020, the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will also be dissolved automatically. In fact, all regulations, announcements, and orders issued by the prime minister and cabinet based on the emergency decree were also revoked.

Thailand entry requirements do not need proof of vaccination:
In line with the repeal of this COVID-19 emergency decree starting October 1, 2022, foreign tourists are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or PCR or antigen test results, when entering Thailand.

This requirement applies to travelers who have received the complete vaccine or the second dose, as well as the booster or third dose.

“Anyone who has been fully vaccinated can go to Thailand without any restrictions,” said Deputy Governor for International Marketing Asia and South Pacific Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Tanes Petsuwan recently.

For information, there are no requirements for certain vaccine brands for tourists, quarantine, or the obligation to have COVID-19 insurance, in Thailand. As long as they have received a complete dose of vaccine, anyone can enter the White Elephant Country.

Meanwhile, tourists who have not received the full vaccine or have just received one dose of the vaccine are required to bring a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before departure.

However, it should be remembered that domestic and international travel requirements, including the requirements for boarding a flight in Indonesia, are mandatory to get a booster vaccine.

That way, automatically Indonesian tourists who have not received the booster vaccine will not be able to leave, let alone arrive in Thailand. [sources/photo special]