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Thailand to Relax Entry Rules for Tourists as War Hits Arrivals

  • Covid panel set to mull waiving pre-arrival RT-PCR tests
  • Minimum health insurance requirement may be cut to $10,000
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Thailand plans to scrap a mandatory pre-arrival Covid-free certificate for vaccinated tourists to support an economic recovery facing headwinds from the pandemic and the fallout of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The nation’s main Covid task force will consider on Friday a Health Ministry proposal to waive the RT-PCR test requirement before traveling to Thailand, according to Permanent Secretary of Public Health Kiattiphum Wongrajit. The ministry is also seeking to lower the minimum medical insurance need to $10,000 from $20,000, he said.