Thai Government to consider lifting Thailand Pass by the end of May
Restrictions on visitors arriving to Thailand, including PCR tests on arrival have been lifted as of yesterday. However, visitors must still apply through the Thailand Pass and have COVID insurance of US$10,000. Holders of a Thai work permit and Thai nationals won’t need the additional Covid insurance.
The Ministry of Tourism and Sport announced that they will propose a lifting of the Thailand Pass at the next meeting of the for Covid-19 Situation Administration this month. Tourists could possibly complete their vaccination record on the TM6 arrival card. Currently, arrivals must still apply for the Thailand Pass but, with less documentation, the approval process should be faster than before. According to the TAT, after the lifting of testing requirements, around 40,000-50,000 people registered for the Thailand Pass in the first 12 hours.
Other measures that have been lifted are alcohol sales, the government loosened the restrictions and now allow restaurants to serve alcohol until midnight at venues with SHA Plus or Thai Stop Covid 2 Plus standards. The TAT predicts that one million tourists a month will visit Thailand in the last quarter with the easing of entry requirements.