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Omicron makes Thailand cancel quarantine-free inbound travel

Decision dims tourism recovery hopes in ASEAN's second largest economy

BANGKOK -- The Thai government has announced that it will stop allowing quarantine-free visits to the country in light of the global spread of omicron, the highly infectious COVID-19 variant.

The sudden decision, which will come into effect on Wednesday and will last until at least Jan. 4, shuts the door to quarantine-free Thailand Pass applicants.

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