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Thailand to further ease COVID-19 restrictions, end pandemic emergency as scheduled

23/09/2022 11:20 PM

By Linda Khoo Hui Li

BANGKOK, Sept 23 (Bernama) -- Travellers to Thailand will no longer require a proof of vaccination to enter the kingdom starting next month. 

Besides that, visitors to the kingdom no longer need to provide rapid COVID-19 test results upon arrival, among the steps taken in easing COVID-19 restrictions and promote travel and business.

Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said as COVID-19 situation continues to improve, the nationwide state of emergency which has been in place since March 24, 2020 to curb COVID-19 outbreak will expire on Sept 30.  

He said  COVID-19 patients with no or mild symptoms need not to undergo isolation.

“COVID-19 will be downgraded from a dangerous communicable disease to communicable disease under surveillance” starting October 1,” he said at a press conference. 

He added that CCSA itself will be dissolved and cease its role in containing COVID-19.

Thailand is targeting at least 10 million foreign tourists by the end of this year with 1.5 million foreign tourists from October to December.

Over the last 24 hours, Thailand recorded 752 COVID-19 cases and nine faralities bringing the total infections in the kingdom to 4,677,090 and 32,692 deaths. 

-- BERNAMA 


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