Thailand News Today | New Requirements for Resumed Test & Go Program

Test & Go is again on, and vaccinated travelers will be in a position to register for (almost) quarantine-free entry to Thailand beginning February 1.
There have been slight revisions to the principles, now requiring travelers to have proof of their resort booking on the primary and fifth day of their stay in Thailand when they undergo RT-PCR checks.
At its common meeting chaired by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, the CCSA agreed to reopen registration for the entry scheme. The measure must be published within the Royal Gazette to be made official.
Entry beneath Test & Go is open to travelers from all countries. Those who are totally vaccinated towards Covid must apply for a Thailand Pass QR code to enter the nation. Travelers are required to take an RT-PCR check on arrival and stay at an accredited hotel for up to a night while they wait for his or her take a look at outcomes to return again.
Travelers will now need to e-book a stay at an permitted lodge on their fifth day in Thailand for their second RT-PCR check. A spokesperson says vacationers do not need to remain at the similar resort, adding that they’ll travel all through Thailand in between their checks.
So listed below are the brand new necessities for Test & Go…

Proof of resort reserving for Day 1 and Day 5 in Thailand Confirmed payment for a SHA+ permitted hotel Pre-payment for the two RT-PCR tests Certificate of vaccination or vaccine passport Proof of a unfavorable result from an RT-PCR take a look at issued not extra than 72 hours earlier than departure Thailand Pass QR code (Click HERE for the official web site run by the Department of Consular Affairs. The Thailand Pass is free. Watch out for other websites looking for fee.)

A spokesperson at the CCSA’s press briefing says infections have increased, however are going at a manageable rate and are now stabilizing with developments suggesting a lower very quickly and the speed of fatalities … relative to the Delta variant, is sort of low.”

The CCSA also decided to add more destinations to the Sandbox entry programme, which allows vaccinated vacationers to enter specified areas and roam freely for every week instead of undergoing a quarantine interval at a resort or facility. Trat’s Koh Chang was approved as well as Chon Buri’s Pattaya, เกาสีชัง, นาจอมเทียน and บางเสร่

Those who are unvaccinated must enter beneath the Alternative Quarantine programme, which requires travelers to isolate at an accredited resort or resort for 10 days and undergo Covid exams earlier than they can be launched.

Restrictions are easing in 25 provinces following a revision to the color-coded zoning based on local infection charges. Those provinces have moved “orange” managed zones to “yellow” zones beneath surveillance.
The “blue” zones, which are permitted for pilot tourism programmes, have remained the same and embody Bangkok, Chon Buri, Kanchanaburi, Krabi, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phang Nga, and Phuket. Instant zoning revision goes into effect January 24.
Alcohol gross sales at restaurants “yellow” and “blue” zones have been approved until 11pm.
Meanwhile, the State of Emergency, which was put in place in March 2020, was extended for another two months. The decree offers the government sweeping powers, through the establishment of the CCSA, to set restrictions and measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus in Thailand.

A former police chief charged with murder after a medication suspect died when multiple plastic baggage were positioned over his head during questioning, says he just wanted to scare the sufferer.
ธิติสรรค์ อุทธนผล, aka. Joe Ferrari in Thai media, a police chief within the northern province of Nakhon Sawan on the time, told the court that he by no means intended to kill 24 year previous จิรพงศ์ Thanapat.
Thitisan, together with 6 alleged accomplices, all former law enforcement officials, are all on trial. The defendants say they posed as clients so as to arrest Jeerapong and his spouse on drug offenses in August last yr. Thitisan admits to having placed plastic bags over the suspect’s head while he was under interrogation but insists this was merely an try to scare him.
Captured video footage exhibits Thitisan together with his subordinates inserting 6 plastic bags over the man’s head and while tying his palms behind his back, which led to his suffocation till he died. The police station CCTV footage was leaked by a junior officer.
The video of the botched interrogation and torture went viral, surprising viewers of the violent police remedy of a suspect.
Thitisan and 6 other officers had been subsequently arrested and charged in the investigation. Thitisan can additionally be being investigated for his position in the seizure, resale, and possession of high-end cars. The former police chief earned the nickname Joe Ferrari because of his assortment of luxurious vehicles.
His belongings, which were seized as a part of the investigation, additionally embrace a 57-million-baht mansion in Bangkok. In whole, investigating officers have seized belongings valued at one hundred thirty million baht, including 24 vehicles valued at 70 million baht, a apartment value 1.5 million baht, and 18 weapons value 720,000 baht.
The next hearing will take place on March 16.

Thai authorities rescued forty elderly individuals who were kept in poor conditions at unauthorized care amenities in Bangkok, some have been abused and even put in shackles.
Thai authorities raided two centers within the Lat Krabang and หนองจอก districts, that are both owned by the identical particular person, and discovered residents squeezed into tiny rooms, and a few residents even in shackles.
When authorities contacted the residents’ households, they said they chose the centers as a outcome of their prices were lower than those of other aged properties. The lady who owns the centers had formerly ran an aged house in Chachoengsao, which was shut down after one affected person died from Covid.
Authorities came upon about the facilities when an individual visiting the Lat Krabang home while making use of for a job there notified them of the conditions he noticed. He mentioned the constructing was overcrowded. One doctor on the Department of Health Support said the Lat Krabang constructing gave the impression to be under construction, the facilities were not licensed to operate, and the hygiene degree didn’t meet standards.
Authorities placed the residents whose households could not be reached in momentary state-run aged care.

Thailand’s pork worth crisis is inflicting an elevated demand for chicken, main poultry and egg prices to surge.
The Ministry of Commerce has now added chickens and hen meat to their value control record and now mandates that rooster raisers with over one hundred,000 chickens, and slaughterhouses with the capability for over four,000 chickens a day, disclose their quantity, shares, and gross sales costs every month.
Painless on Prices of Goods and Services now requires all fifty five home feed meal factories to list their gross sales costs, manufacturing quantity, and stocks, in addition to get hold of approval from the International Trade Department, or ITD, earlier than raising their products’ prices. Sounds like someone’s been reading a bearded person’s manifesto. The commerce minister thanked chicken farmers and producers who agreed to freeze their costs. He stated the ITD has yet to approve higher costs for electric appliances.
The fifty one gadgets on the state price management record are primarily important objects that people use every day. 46 of the gadgets are products, while five are services. Once hen and chicken meat are accredited, the number of gadgets might be fifty two. The committee is extending price control on face masks, materials used to make face masks, merchandise with hygienic alcohol, waste paper and recycled paper, for one more 12 months. The cabinet can be allocating 1.forty eight billion baht from the central finances to fund relief measures for shoppers for three months..