Thailand abolishes emergency decree

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10:30:12 - September 30, 2022

Thailand will phase out its public health emergency decrees on September 30 when it downgrades the COVID-19 classification from “dangerous infectious disease” to “infectious disease under surveillance”.

Since the start of the pandemic, the country has extended its emergency level 19 times, granting Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) sweeping powers to fight the virus since March 2022. Starting October 1, 2022, international visitors to Thailand will no longer need to present proof of vaccination or antigen test (ATK) results. The CCSA will be automatically dissolved and all regulations, notices, and orders issued by the Prime Minister and Cabinet under the decree will be revoked.

Since the pandemic, Thailand has gradually reopened to international tourism, starting in July 2021 with the Phuket Sandbox, Samui Plus, and 7+7 Extension programs. This is followed by a four-phase reopening schedule from October 2021 to January 2022.

Thailand entered the phase of full reopening on July 1, 2022, with the removal of the Thailand Pass application program. In addition, foreign nationals are only required to present proof of vaccination or negative ATK test results within 72 hours of travel. These two requirements will be lifted for visitors entering from October 1 onwards.

In addition, the cabinet recently approved an extension of the stay to 45 days (from 30 days) for tourists from visa-exempt countries. Visitors who are eligible for a visa on arrival will have 30 days (up from 15 days). The offer is valid from October 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023.

Thailand abolishes emergency decree

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