Thailand will start allowing fully vaccinated visitors from low-risk countries to enter the kingdom quarantine free starting November 1.

In a televised address, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha stated he has instructed the country's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and the Public Health Ministry to consider reopening the country to fully vaccinated tourists.

With the reopening, the Thai government has identified travelers from least 10 “low-risk” countries including Singapore, Germany, China, and the United States will be able to enter the country under the scheme. Travelers will be required to take two COVID-19 RT-PCR tests – before departure and upon arrival.

The move is expected to help jumpstart Thailand's tourism industry which has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the latest effort to reopen the country to foreign tourists after the opening of Phuket to vaccinated tourists.

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