No quarantine for unvaccinated travelers in Thailand and other countries

International travelers not vaccinated against Covid-19 will soon be able to enter Thailand by air without quarantine, provided they provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure. They will only need to upload their negative test result to the Thailand Pass system before boarding their flight.

Thailand’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced major changes to various existing entry requirements on Friday, which are expected to come into effect on May 1. The date will be confirmed later in the Official newspaper.

Unvaccinated travelers who enter the kingdom without PCR before arrival will still need to pay to quarantine for 5 days at an SHA+ facility and take a PCR test on day 4 or 5.

Vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers should both monitor their health and test themselves regularly using ATK tests when traveling to Thailand, although this is not applied to healthy people.

When it comes to quarantine for the unvaccinated, Thailand is following suit, rather than leading the way. Many other countries around the world have already abolished quarantine for the unvaccinated. Each country has different rules regarding pre-arrival and on-arrival Covid-19 testing, so always check the requirements before travelling.

As of April 22, 2022, unvaccinated travelers can enter the following countries without quarantine…

Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Georgia, Greece, Gibraltar, Iceland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Madeira, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, United United and Turkey.

The Middle East and Africa
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Angola, Bahrain, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania , Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Congo, South Africa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Belize, Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Monaco, Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay, Bahamas and Venezuela.

Elsewhere in Southeast Asia, Cambodia recently lowered the quarantine for unvaccinated travelers to 7 days. In Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, unvaccinated travelers are required to self-quarantine for 5 days. Unvaccinated travelers cannot enter the Philippines at all.

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