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UK adds Thailand to COVID travel ‘red list’

UK adds Thailand to COVID travel ‘red list’

LONDON: The British government has added Thailand and Montenegro to its travel “red list”, with foreigners banned from travelling to England from those countries, and nationals required to quarantine.


Friday 27 August 2021, 09:11AM

The UK government will put Thailand on its travel “red list” on Monday due to low vaccination rates. Photo: Somchai Poomlard

The UK government will put Thailand on its travel “red list” on Monday due to low vaccination rates. Photo: Somchai Poomlard

“Thailand and Montenegro will be added to the red list from 4am (10am Phuket time) on Monday 30 August 2021,” reflecting the increased coronavirus case rates in those countries and the relative low vaccination rates, said the UK government.

British and Irish nationals and those living in the UK are allowed to travel from red list countries, but must quarantine in a hotel for 10 days on arrival.

The government added Switzerland, Denmark and Canada to the green list, the Department for Transport added.

Travellers from those destinations will now not have to quarantine, regardless of vaccination status.

There were 273 new COVID-19 fatalities and 18,702 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported this morning (Aug 27), reports The Bangkok Post.

Sinea Phuket

There were 18,360 cases in the general population and 342 among prison inmates.

Over the past 24 hours, 20,163 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals.

Since April 1, around when the third wave of COVID-19 began, there have been 1,110,708 COVID-19 patients, 916,358 of whom have recovered.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,139,571 COVID-19 cases, 943,784 of whom recovered.

The death toll was at 10,493 the third wave and 10,587 from the beginning of the pandemic early last year.

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ematt | 29 August 2021 - 08:31:09

Maverick is correct. The comments section is dominated by a small group of disaffected, alienated, and maladjusted misanthropes who have never adapted to living here.  Unfortunately, they seem committed to trying to make the rest of us as miserable as they are. 

Christy Sweet | 28 August 2021 - 19:50:59

Complaining about people complaining is the ultimate in oblivious intellect. 

maverick | 28 August 2021 - 14:55:10

DeKaaskopp@ some folks have nothing better to do than carp about Thailand makes me wonder why they choose to live in such a desperately incompetently run country about time they found a nursing home from whence they came 

DeKaaskopp | 28 August 2021 - 09:37:36

Kurt, closing your eyes all the time when it comes to the covid-situation worldwide actually does not make sense ! You always bashing Thailand like it would be the only country where Covid exists.

Kurt | 28 August 2021 - 04:32:48

DKPP seems not to understand that while Phuket goes from 14 Q-days to 7 days, same time UK starts with 10 days quarantine for home coming citizens after a Thailand holiday, that not invites going for holiday to Phuket at all. Comparing with other countries doesn't make sense when it comes to revive Phuket, DKPP.

DeKaaskopp | 27 August 2021 - 14:48:07

@ Kurt/ CJ69 So what ? Many countries are on that list. England with their good ?? vaccines and high vaccinating rate is still struggling with way over 30.000 daily infections ! 

Kurt | 27 August 2021 - 13:20:23

Fingers crossed, the word is out, 'Thai low vaccinating rates'. Let's see which countries will follow UK coming time. These countries will perhaps   'follow' Thailand with a COE demand for their citizens to return home from Thailand. Oh oh.

Kurt | 27 August 2021 - 13:08:45

As long there is SHA hotel quarantine time + all that bureaucratic paperwork, like COE, Russians are not coming. Heard SHA status will not any longer granted to small SHA hotels , only 4-5 star hotels. Another money story.

CaptainJack69 | 27 August 2021 - 12:52:27

"low vaccination rates". Well Mr. Prayuth, your secret's out of the bag now isn't it. Desperately clinging to the sandbox fiction to save tourisms 20% of Thailand's economy. Who's going to come now?

Vaccinate your people!


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