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CAAT announce cancellation of vaccination requirement before entering Thailand

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) issued the latest Announcement of Air Operators (NOTAM) today (January 10, 2023) to inform airlines and related aviation sectors around the world about Thailand's public health measures on arrivals.

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) issued the latest Announcement of Air Operators (NOTAM) today (January 10, 2023) to inform airlines and related aviation sectors around the world about Thailand’s public health measures on arrivals. came in the kingdom According to the latest update after the conclusion of the Medical and Public Health Technical Committee under the Communicable Diseases Act B.E. impact on tourism or cause obstacles to travelers entering the country beyond their necessity Because at present there are many positive factors Especially receiving a large number of vaccines, both Thai and foreigners around the world. In addition, foreign tourists were not found to be the cause of the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
 
Summary of the latest announcement This is the 3rd issue in this regard compared to the previous issue, namely the cancellation of all requirements related to vaccination before entering Thailand. This will prevent airlines from having to check passengers before boarding. Plus, there will be no more random checks upon arrival. This is according to Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health. made a press conference after welcoming Chinese tourists who arrived in Thailand for the first time after China opened the country together with Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, Minister of Transport and Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports on January 9th.
 
Regarding the issue of health insurance for incoming passengers returning to countries where RT-PCR test results are negative (non-infectious), measures are being considered to be softened at this stage. It still emphasizes that travelers entering these countries must have health insurance in the amount of not less than 10,000 US dollars to cover the treatment of COVID-19 in case of infection and add an additional 7 days, which is the lowest limit. that have been used previously and are considered sufficiently comprehensive
 
However, for the time being, requiring this group of passengers to have health insurance is for their own benefit and not a burden to the government. shall not be taken as a condition for denial of boarding at the airport of departure. But international communicable disease control officers at airports will randomly check health insurance certificates for passengers from those countries. If found to have no health insurance Passengers must purchase health insurance before entering the country.
 
The Ministry of Public Health continues to monitor and assess the situation continuously. and may raise any additional measures as appropriate. Which the airline will have to adjust the operating guidelines in order to bring passengers into the country in accordance with the regulations or requirements announced later
 
 
 
For details of the contents of the announcement in the NOTAM, the contents are in Thai language as follows:
NOTAM No. A0071/23
 
The Ministry of Public Health adjusts the measures for entering Thailand for international passengers as follows:
 
1. Cancellation of vaccination requirements before entering Thailand
 
2. Passengers coming from countries with RT-PCR TEST test results must have a health insurance of not less than USD 10,000 covering COVID treatment throughout the duration of the trip in Thailand plus an additional 7 days.

2.1 For those who come to perform the mission Including cabin crew, students may use a certificate from the host agency or other form of proof of insurance.

2.2 Passengers without health insurance will not be a reason for denied boarding.

2.3 International communicable disease control checkpoint officers will randomly check the health insurance certificate of passengers from the said country If found to have no health insurance Passengers must purchase health insurance before entering the country.

2.4 If there are any other regulations or requirements from the Ministry of Public Health Let the airline proceed in accordance with the regulations and requirements.
 
3. Passengers holding Thai passports and transiting or connecting passengers are exempt from health insurance document verification.
 
4. Airlines must adhere to relevant requirements and follow guidelines as appropriate, such as requiring passengers to wear masks throughout the journey. Except during the meal or in an emergency
 
 
5. Passengers with symptoms of COVID-19 during the journey They will be advised to undergo an infection test upon arrival at their destination.
 
 
6. If you have any questions, please contact the Ministry of Public Health for more details. or check information from the website https://shorturl-ddc.moph.go.th/FeCG0
 
 
These practices effective from January 10, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. to January 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
 
In addition, CAAT has issued an announcement from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand regarding public health measures when entering Thailand. In order to notify the public and those involved in Thailand in another official way as well.
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