New update: Thailand to cut quarantine for vaccinated foreigners to 7 days from April

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Thailand will reduce mandatory quarantine from 14 to seven days starting April for foreigners arriving in the country who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, health minister Anutin Charnvirankul said.

Vaccinations must be administered within three months of the travel period and travellers will be required to show negative COVID-19 test results, he said, adding that those who have not been inoculated but have COVID-19 free certificates would be quarantined for 10 days.

Thailand is betting on a revival in tourism, which accounted for about a fifth of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) pre-pandemic, to return Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy to growth. The local tourism industry has called for mandatory quarantines to be lifted from as early as 1 July so it can open to potentially millions of vaccinated visitors.