As Thailand began its fifth phase of relaxing Covid-19 restrictions,
it is gradually removing restrictions imposed on international flights
Certain groups of people now permitted entry into the country include
business travellers and foreigners with spouses, work permits or
residency in the country.
The announcement from the country's civil aviation regulator came
after Thailand’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)
agreed to reopen the country’s borders gradually, initially for six
groups of foreigners and citizens from Japan, South Korea, China,
Singapore and Hong Kong, reported Thai PBS World.
The report added that no limits are set for the number of citizens of
Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore and Hong Kong, but groups are
limited to 10 at most and all must be tested for Covid-19 in their home
countries and again upon arrival in Thailand.
CCSA spokesperson Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin explained that the
decision to allow entry of citizens from the aforementioned countries
were based on their economic importance to Thailand, their ability to
contain coronavirus, their efficient public health systems and their
readiness to conclude travel bubble tourism deals with Thailand.
The number of foreigners allowed to enter the country will be capped
at 200 per day, and they must arrive in Thailand only on repatriation
flights for Thais returning from abroad. They are also subject to 14
days of quarantine at their own expense in Thailand.