International visitors travelling to Thailand will no longer be required to show vaccination proof from October 01.
Apart from the above rule, the Thailand Cabinet has also approved an extension of the period of stay from 30 days to 45 days, for those visiting from territories and countries that are entitled to visa exemption.
Further, the period of 15 days has been extended to 30 days for those eligible for a Visa on Arrival (VOA). Reports have it that this will also come into effect from October 1, 2022.
The rule came into effect in the wake of Thailand’s Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announcing the end of the nationwide COVID-19 Emergency Decree on September 30.
The government is also reclassifying COvid 19 as ‘a communicable disease under surveillance’ from ‘a dangerous communicable disease’ from October 1, 2022.
Thailand gradually started reopening to international tourism from July 2021 with special programmes like the Phuket Sandbox, Samui Plus, and 7+7 Extension programmes, which were further followed by a four-phase reopening timeline from October 2021 to January 2022.