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Thailand will remain closed until at least March next year

According to Thailand’s tourism minister, the country will stay closed to tourists until at least March next year.

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This announcement means that the tourist visas besides the new Tourist Visa (TR) and Special Tourist Visa (STV) are on hold for now. Both visas require a proof of health insurance policy covering all the expenses related to COVID-19 and 14 days of quarantine upon entry.

According to The Thaiger, Thailand’s Minister for Sports and Tourism, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said that all the talk of potential travel bubbles with low risk nations that include Australia and New Zealand, is now on hold too.

Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said, “The country will continue with opening to businessmen, technical experts, high-level workers and those in the medical field for now. Fourteen-day quarantine will continue for now with many countries still in the grip of the pandemic.”

Ratchakitprakarn also said that the Chinese officials are suggesting to wait until mid next year before lifting quarantine periods.

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