Thailand is to welcome fully vaccinated visitors starting November 1 from 46 low-risk countries and territories including Malaysia, with the visitors exempted from quarantine.

Report informs, citing foreign media, that visitors from countries and territories that will skip mandatory quarantine include Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Under the quarantine free travel arrangement, fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air and tested negative for Covid-19 are free visit other provinces in the kingdom.

According to the Foreign Ministry, travellers must be fully vaccinated, at least 14 days prior to travelling. They must reside in the eligible countries and territories for at least 21 consecutive days.

Upon arrival in Thailand, they need to take an RT-PCR test and wait for the result at an approval hotel for one night or until they receive a negative test result.

However, unvaccinated travellers and those travelling from countries not included in the list will undergo 10-day quarantine at Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel and need a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test result 72 hours before traveling. They will need to undergo two RT-PCR tests upon arrival on day 8 or 9 of stay.

Starting Nov 1, it is compulsory for all travellers entering Thailand to purchase a medical insurance with minimum coverage of US$50,000 and show a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result 72 hours before travelling.