Time to get your luggage ready, Malaysians! As reported by New Straits Times, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced on Thursday that an additional 46 countries including Malaysia will be allowed to enter Thailand as a tourist without undergoing the mandatory quarantine period! Just like our neighbour Singapore, we are finally allowed to travel quarantine-free there ?
Malaysia Among New 46 Countries That Are Allowed To Enter Thailand
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Through his Facebook post, Thai's Prime Minister mentioned that this significant move is crucial in helping the tourism industry to sustain itself. Without tourism, other businesses would be affected as well. For almost two years, Thailand's tourism sector has been devastated by the pandemic but now it is ready to welcome tourists. It's been a long time since we've been to the land of stunning islands and we are happy to know that we will be lying on the sandy beach with the ocean breeze soon enough.
Although there will be no mandatory quarantine period, tourists must show proof of a negative PCR test result upon arrival. They must also take another test at the airport and book a single night at a government-approved accommodation while waiting for the test result before being allowed to travel freely.
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It's important to note that the capital city, Bangkok still has a high number of Covid-19 cases and until further notice, some parts are in lockdown and drinking in restaurants is prohibited. However, after the success of reopening Phuket and Samui this year, more beautiful islands are welcoming foreign tourists this November which include Chiang Mai, Phang Nga, Krabi, Hua Hin, Pattaya, and Cha-Am.
If you're planning a trip soon to Thailand, please stay safe and always wear your mask!
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