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Thailand to resume no-quarantine entry from February

Low omicron risk gives nation hope to restart tourism via vaccinated visitors

From February, Thailand's quarantine-free entry program is open to all vaccinated visitors, a move that will likely boost its tourist-dependent economy.   © EPA/Jiji

BANGKOK -- Thailand decided on Thursday to resume its quarantine-free entry program for all vaccinated travelers from Feb. 1, as the kingdom has experienced low hospitalization and mortality rates due to the omicron COVID variant despite surging cases.

Before resumption of the program, only 63 countries and territories were eligible for quarantine-free entry. From February, the program is open to all, however two PCR tests are required. Visitors must take one upon arrival and another on the fifth day of their stay.

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