Authorities plan to reopen the Thailand-Malaysia border next month to boost tourism and economic activity in the Deep South.
Deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha had ordered the COVID-19 Situation Administration Center (CCSA) and Tourism Emergency Operations Center and Sport to define pandemic mitigation measures for the reopening of border checkpoints at Songkhla, Yala, Narathiwat and Satun.
After Thailand and Malaysia agreed to open a travel bubble, tourists from the neighboring country will be allowed to enter the Kingdom under the Test and Go program without having to enter quarantine upon arrival.
However, visitors will still need to take two RT-PCR tests after arriving in Thailand.
Prior to reopening, government agencies will prepare immigration procedures, testing, hotels with SHA+ certification, and businesses with COVID Free Setting guidelines, including public transportation, tourist sites, restaurants, and department stores. (NNT)