Thailand to green light entry of several types of inbound travelers

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Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Thursday confirmed that the government has approved the entry of several types of inbound travelers starting from July 1.

They comprise of businessmen and investors in the waiting list who have agreed to the Alternative State Quarantine.

“Also skilled laborers and experts, foreigners married to Thais and permanent residents of Thailand, educational personnel, teachers, and students, are all inclusive,” said Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, the CCSA spokesman.

“Businessmen on short-duration stays may be exempted from quarantine but we will need to find an alternative way to monitor them,” said Taweesin.

Medical and wellness tourists will be allowed entry into Thailand from July 1, as long as the health institutions and hospitals have secured an Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration certification. However, this group of tourists will only be allowed entry to Bangkok, Phuket, Hat Yai, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces, said Taweesin.

Taweesin reaffirmed that general tourists are currently banned from entering into Thailand since the virus situation around the world remains a cause for concern.

Thailand on Thursday reported no new coronavirus infection, the 31st straight day of no cases reported. Total COVID-19 cases remained at 3,158 and death toll remained unchanged at 58.