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Thailand waives quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers from 46 countries

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Over 9.9 million people of the target adult population of 10 million had been vaccinated as of October 21, according to Cambodia's health ministry. YOUSOS APDOULRASHIM

Thailand waives quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers from 46 countries

Thai authorities have lifted quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated airline passengers from Cambodia and 45 other countries and territories, effective November 1, according to the Cambodian embassy in Thailand.

The embassy said fully vaccinated passengers are those who have received their second dose at least 14 days prior to their arrival in Thailand.

Passengers have to carry a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of entry (COE), and a health insurance policy with coverage of at least $50,000.

Passengers must also have a medical certificate with an RT/PCR (rapid test/polymerase chain reaction) lab result indicating they are free of Covid-19 no more than 72 hours before travelling.

They also need to have a payment confirmation for no less than one-night stay upon arrival at approved quarantine facilities – be it Alternative Quarantine (AQ), Organisation Quarantine (OQ) or Alternative Hospital Quarantine (AHQ) – or, alternatively, at SHA Plus-certified hotel.

All passengers must be from the quarantine-free countries and territories in their last 21 consecutive days.

The embassy said once passengers arrive in Thailand, they have to take a rapid test and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and wait for the result for one day at their booked accommodation.

“If the test result is positive, the passenger has to get treatment using the health insurance policy. If it comes back negative, they can travel anywhere in Thailand,” the embassy said.

The 45 other countries and territories are Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK, the US, and Hong Kong.

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