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Thailand scraps 'Thailand Pass' system for entry starting next July

KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 (KUNA) -- The Civil Aviation Authority said on Monday that it informed the airlines of the new arrival conditions that will come into effect starting from next July as the Thailand Pass system needed for entry has been removed.
The Thai authorities mentioned that they will completely cancel the COVID-19 testing requirements for the vaccinated to enter the country by air.
Fully vaccinated passengers can enter by air without the need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon entry, it stated, pointing out that those who are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated must get a negative test 72 hours before arrival.
It advised airline passengers to continue wearing a face mask while on board, as it is a closed area, while wearing a mask is not required in public places, adding that if the traveler feels symptoms of the virus, a COVID-19 test must be taken.
The country hopes to get at least 7.5 million tourists by the end of this year compared to the arrival of 39.7 million tourists in 2019 before the outbreak, according to the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports. (end) aab.lr