Anyone wishing to gain entry into Thailand will soon be required to show proof of receiving at least two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine prior to their arrival. The measure will apply to all arrivals in the kingdom regardless of nationality.
The Ministry of Public Health is planning to reintroduce the old entry requirement amid concerns that Chinese tourists will import a caseload of Covid into Thailand when China – where the virus is rampant – reopens its border on Sunday, January 8.
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was not clear about when the measure would come into effect. It is expected to start sometime before January 12 when the first flight from China to Thailand is scheduled to arrive at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, but this is yet to be confirmed.
The vaccine requirement and other measures the ministry plans to implement on arrivals will first need to be…