Thailand tourism board confirm date for the return of one group of Irish passengers

23-Sep-2021 Intellasia | IrishMirror | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Thailand’s Tourism Authority has today confirmed that vaccinated Irish passengers will be able to return without the need for quarantine from October 15.

All passengers wishing to travel East could do so without having to quarantine in regions including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

The reopening had been earmarked for October 1, but due to a rise in community transmission of Covid-19, health officials have pushed the date back by two weeks.

The Tourism minister has said he is confident the revised return will go ahead as they drive forward with their vaccination programme in order to facilitate a boost for their tourism industry.

Today 10,919 new Covid-19 cases and 143 additional fatalities were confirmed, with over 4,000 infections in Bangkok alone.

According to local reports, vaccinated tourists are being delayed entry to Bangkok as most of the city’s residents are still waiting for their second jabs.

However, the ministry has pledged to open the city to at least 1 million international tourists before the end of the year.

Current travel advice states that vaccinated Thai and foreign arrivals from listed countries will be able to enter without a required isolation period after October 15.

Unvaccinated children under 18 years old travelling with vaccinated parents will also be able to avoid the 14-day quarantine.

However, unvaccinated adult arrivals will be required to undergo a 14-day mandatory isolation period.

Between now and October 15, health authorities will be working towards vaccinating 70 percent of the population to achieve herd immunity before reopening.

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