CCSA panel to approve visa scheme to allow foreign tourists into country



a group of people sitting at a station: Health screening procedures and thermal scans are mandatory for tourists upon arrival at Samui airport following the outbreak. (Photo by Dusida Worrachaddejchai)


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Health screening procedures and thermal scans are mandatory for tourists upon arrival at Samui airport following the outbreak. (Photo by Dusida Worrachaddejchai)

A Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday will approve a Special Tourist Visa (STV) to draw foreign tourists, deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul says.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Ministry of Public Health and various other units were fully prepared for the STV, Ms Traisuree said.

Prior to travelling to Thailand, foreign visitors are required to have a Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before departure, buy Covid-19 health insurance, and sign a letter of consent agreeing to comply with the government’s Covid-19 measures.

Foreign travellers with a STV must still be quarantined for 14 days, she said.

Asked about the tourism and sports minister’s idea to reduce the quarantine period for foreign tourists

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