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Quarantine period cut to 10 days

Quarantine period cut to 10 days

THAILAND: The quarantine period for arrivals into Thailand has been shortened to 10 days from 14, effective next month.

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By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 23 March 2021, 09:13AM


During the quarantine period, people will be tested for COVID-19 twice - once during day three to day five and the other on day nine or day 10. Photo: Bangkok Post.

During the quarantine period, people will be tested for COVID-19 twice - once during day three to day five and the other on day nine or day 10. Photo: Bangkok Post.

Starting April 1, both Thais and foreigners coming to Thailand will be isolated for 10 days, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), which posted the updates on its Facebook yesterday (Mar 22).

During the period, they will be tested for COVID-19 twice - once during day three to day five and the other on day nine or day 10.

The exception is those from countries where there are mutations of the virus in which case they will be isolated for 14 days.

Rules on allowed activities during the quarantine are also eased.

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People in quarantine may leave rooms during certain hours and for some purposes such as to use fitness centres or swimming pools; exercise outdoors; or buy food and products, but must remain in the quarantine facilities.

In addition, the required paperwork before trips will be slightly changed.

For foreigners coming to Thailand, fit-to-fly documents will no longer be required. Only RT-PCR test results taken within 72 hours are needed.

Thais may choose to submit either fit-to-fly documents or RT-PCR test results, according to the CCSA.

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CaptainJack69 | 23 March 2021 - 14:00:31

Most countries have some form of "mutation". Oh, China claims not to, but can we believe them? So maybe the zero-baht tours can get started soon. God knows we need that. 

Why different treatment for Thai nationals? So much for regressing the ingrained racism in Thai society. Keep those dirty foreigners out please. Does the virus behave differently in people of different nationalities?

Kurt | 23 March 2021 - 11:29:51

Is there any chance CCSA sometimes looks a bit over the Thai border and notice what is going on, Civid-19 wise, in the rest of the world? Foreign Covid restrictions prevent foreign tourists to go Thailand now. Is CCSA aware of that? It makes all their new rules making useless.

goldwing | 23 March 2021 - 11:25:26

As most countries have some form of the mutated virus and only China says it doe not have any, then only Chinese will benefit from this. No surprise there, got to keep the colonial masters happy 

Kurt | 23 March 2021 - 11:21:40

10 Days Q is to long/expensive for tourists with 2-3 weeks holiday only. Exceptions? well, name me 1 country were no Covid-19 mutations take place. But it seems that vaccinations 'cover' mutations, so? And, why different requirements for Thai and for foreigner arrivals? What is the Thai scientific thinking behind it, if there is any? From Europe no arrivals due to 'code Orange'

 

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