Thailand approves 8 vaccines for foreign travellers

By TIN Media | Asean News Published 3 weeks ago on 14 April 2021
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THAILAND:

Thailand has approved a list of eight Covid-19 vaccine-makers, including Sinovac Biotech Ltd. and Pfizer Inc., for foreign visitors seeking to shorten a mandatory quarantine on arrival.


In order to reduce to seven days the period of quarantine, visitors to Thailand must upload copies of the vaccination certificates on the country's Foreign Ministry website prior to arrival.

Those without vaccination still need to undergo 10 isolation days and two-week quarantine is applicable to visitors from countries including South Africa.

The list of approved vaccine-makers are Sinovac, AstraZeneca , SK Bioscience, Pfizer, BioNTech SE, Serum Institute of India, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Sinopharm Group.

Thailand is fighting to rescue its economy from its worst performance in more than two decades on the return of foreign visitors.

This month after the request was viewed as a great obstacle for potential travellers, it was reduced by the nation that was well-known for its goodlooking beaches, temples and culture of backpackers. Phuket, an island resort, is also working on totally exempting vaccinated tourists from the July quarantine.

A valid visa, health insurance, Covid-19 test results and their vaccine certificate will still be required of foreign visitors according to Foreign Ministry rules. For those who are interested in shorter quarantine, it should have been 14 days prior to the day of the journey.

Thailand's tourism sector has been devastated by the pandemic and in 2019 it provided over USD 60 billion from some 40 million foreign visitors. Thailand was largely successful in containing the outbreak, but Bangkok's fresh wave of infections has prompted authorities to order the closures of pubs and bars in the areas affected.

A valid visa, health insurance, Covid-19 test results and their vaccine certificate will still be required of foreign visitors according to Foreign Ministry rules. For those who are interested in shorter quarantine, it should have been 14 days prior to the day of the journey.

Thailand's tourism sector has been devastated by the pandemic and in 2019 it provided over USD 60 billion from some 40 million foreign visitors. Thailand was largely successful in containing the outbreak, but Bangkok's fresh wave of infections has prompted authorities to order the closures of pubs and bars in the areas affected.


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