End in sight for Thailand Pass as quickly as Covid-19 declared endemic – TAT

The governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand says tourism numbers may have to be revised down as a outcome of fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which includes surging oil costs and rising inflation. Yuthasak Supasorn adds that entry restrictions will be relaxed in phases as officials move to declaring Covid-19 endemic.
Cabinet has already approved a Public Health Ministry proposal to declare the virus endemic by July 1. According to Restricted , Yuthasak says it will imply an extra relaxation of entry necessities, including the end of the much-maligned Thailand Pass by the second half of the yr.
The CCSA is predicted to suggest the easing of some travel guidelines at its next meeting on March 18. However, unfortunately for people who feel strongly about it, dropping the PCR test on arrival isn’t expected to be considered one of them. Yuthasak insists the measure is still required whereas Thailand is fighting the present excessive an infection fee.
In terms of overseas arrivals once the virus has been declared endemic, Yuthasak acknowledges that July is the summer season season in Europe and European vacationers might choose to holiday in their own region at the moment. However, Thailand can count on to welcome more tourists from the short-haul market instead. This contains India, which just lately agreed a travel bubble with Thailand, Vietnam, which re-opens totally on March 15, and Malaysia, which will re-open its land border with Thailand from April 1.
Meanwhile, the TAT is waiting to see what the CCSA decides for the upcoming Songkran holiday in April. If officials give the go-ahead for celebrations, Yuthasak says his agency will launch marketing campaigns to spice up tourism..

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