On Friday, 17 June 2022, Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced the newest measures against COVID-19 in Thailand.
The latest updates are as follows:
1. Mandatory wearing of face masks for outdoor activities or in public areas is lifted. However, Face mask-wearing will still be required for people who are 60+ years old and those with chronic diseases, who are not vaccinated are highly encouraged to wear a mask when present with others.
2. The CCSA has agreed to discontinue Thailand Pass System for all travelers both Thai and foreigners from 1 July 2022.
3. The current $10,000 insurance requirement for COVID-19 treatment for foreign travelers will no longer be mandatory, but it is highly recommended.
4. Foreign travelers still need to show proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result within 72 hours of travel, which can be in a print or digital format.
5. Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers who are randomly checked and who are unable to show proof of a pre-arrival negative test will be required to undergo a professional ATK test at the point of entry.
6. All provinces in Thailand will be designated as surveillance areas or green zones. There will be fewer regulations towards interprovincial traveling, and this will also ease the operating hours of entertainment venues.
7. Temperature screening in buildings is no longer required unless in high-risk areas.
By entering Thailand under Thailand Elite Visa, members must not forget their duty to conduct the 90-day reporting. Members must always check their arrival stamp and extension stamp to make sure that they are not overstaying to avoid penalties such as a fine, a ban from entering the country, imprisonment, and deportation.