Thailand Pass Is Expected to End on June 1

Update: May 20, 2022

The abolition of the Thailand Pass, which will take effect on May 1, will create a more seamless travel experience and encourage more visitors to the country, according to Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.

He said that the Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul had already agreed to end the Thailand Pass scheme.

Thailand Pass was abolished, allowing Thai embassies and consulates to minimize their effort by assisting in the approval of essential paperwork.

For the requirement to be void, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration must adopt this proposal at its meeting next month.

According to Mr. Phiphat, tourists may be expected to complete their vaccination records on the TM6 immigration form upon arrival, with immigration agents examining the form or vaccine passport.

Mr. Phiphat believes that if health insurance is no longer required, the tourism levy might provide insurance to visitors, covering medical expenditures for green-level Covid patients.

He said delegations from the ministry and Thailand's Tourism Authority aim to visit Saudi Arabia in mid-May to sign a memorandum of understanding with Saudia, the country's flag carrier, as the government sets a target of 7-10 million international tourists this year.

Because of Thailand's vast natural resources and rainfall, which fit this segment's travel inclinations, the Middle East market can assist fill the hole in the low season.

The government must calculate how much money is leftover from the fourth phase of the "We Travel Together" hotel subsidy scheme. He estimated that at least 1 million hotel nights might be added between June and September to accommodate the off-peak season.
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