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Yesterday Thailand’s government confirmed that it would end the quarantine requirement for vaccinated visitors from 10 nations, including the UK, China, Germany and the US, from November 1st.
“I know this decision comes with some risk. It is almost certain that we will see a temporary rise in serious cases as we relax these restrictions,” Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha shared, as reported by Reuters.
“We will have to track the situation very carefully and see how to contain and live with that situation, because I do not think that the many millions who depend on the income generated by the travel, leisure and entertainment sector can possibly afford the devastating blow of a second lost new year holiday period.”
The red list now contains just seven countries, all of them in Central and South America. They are: Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.