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Thailand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel Policy Due to Omicron Fears – The Diplomat

Pacific Money | Economy | Southeast Asia

The move came a day after the country’s health authorities identified the first local transmission of the new variant.

The interior of Suvannabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.

Credit: Depositphotos

Thailand has temporarily cancelled a COVID-19 quarantine waiver for foreign visitors and reinstated its quarantine requirement out of fear that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus will set off new waves of infections.

At the start of November Thailand reopened to fully vaccinated travelers from more than 60 countries, ending 18 months of border closures that gutted the country’s economically vital tourist industry. Under this “test and go” scheme, known officially as Thailand Pass, visitors were required to isolate for a night until they returned a negative COVID-19 test, after which…

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