UPDATE: Talk of Test & Go cutoff date, approved travellers can’t reschedule flights

UPDATE: At the conclusion of a Cabinet meeting this morning, a spokesperson for the Thai PM famous that Prayut Chan-o-cha helps extending the current suspension of the Test & Go program. The PM additionally indicated assist for a January 10 sunset date for at present accredited Thailand Pass functions – these approved earlier than December 21 and for those functions made earlier than December 21 and were since accredited.
In the December announcement the CCSA announced that they would suspend the Test & Go AND Sandbox packages (excepting Phuket) until a minimal of January 4. In the current discussions about extending the suspensions there has not been any point out made of the future of the Phuket Sandbox.
It might be as much as the CCSA to make a final announcement about any of these proposals before they can be handled as ‘official’ but, as PM Prayut heads up the CCSA, and has this morning indicated his assist of extending the postponement, and the reduce off date of January 10, it’s likely to confirmed, in The Thaiger’s opinion.
We present this info in good religion and in the pursuits of the 1000’s of travellers who shall be inconvenienced if additional postponements referring to the Thailand Pass go forward.
Here are the government’s published ‘hotlines’ for particular person enquiries about the Thailand Pass. We’ve had many people sending us messages expressing frustration about getting onto an actual person to debate their points. We’d additionally advise anybody attempting to get into Thailand presently to try and contact their local Thai Embassy and hold monitor of their flights and any modifications from their chosen airline.
Cancel anytime : The Thai government could soon set a cutoff date for travellers getting into beneath the Test & Go quarantine exemption scheme. The Public Health Ministry is proposing that the cutoff date be set to January 10.
The January 10 cutoff was previously discussed and practically passed by the federal government final month. The Thai government even launched a graphic with the January 10 date, saying that it would be the final day folks may enter underneath the Test & Go scheme.
And for these approved to enter, with a Thailand Pass QR code, they won’t be able to change their flight or their Thailand Pass, which is required to enter the nation, or it will become invalid.
In response to the emergence of the Omicron variant in Thailand final month, registration closed for the Test & Go scheme, as well as the sandbox entry programmes, with the exception of the Phuket Sandbox. Those who have applied and been accredited to enter beneath one of many two schemes can still accomplish that.
For those that haven’t registered underneath the Thailand Pass, the Phuket Sandbox is now the one option for many who do not need to bear a quarantine interval.
If you may be absolutely vaccinated, and looking to journey to Phuket, you might e-book a 7 Day Sandbox Hotel package deal..

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