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Thailand Further Eases International Entry Restrictions, Despite Omicron Outbreaks – The Diplomat

ASEAN Beat | Economy | Southeast Asia

Despite surging daily caseloads, the government is hoping to smooth the way for a return of international visitors.

Decorative statues at Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand.

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Thailand yesterday announced that it will ease its COVID-19 requirements for international travelers from the beginning of next month, despite a worsening outbreak driven by the fast-spreading Omicron variant of the virus.

In announcing the policy yesterday, the government’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration said that starting from March 1, vaccinated international travelers will still have to undergo one reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test after arriving. But they will no longer have to take another RT-PCR test on the fifth day of their arrival; instead…

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