In Thailand, tourism minister suggests Vaccine Passport
Published on : Saturday, April 30, 2022
Without many complications, Phiphat explained that a Vaccine Passport would be used by the arriving tourists to fill up the Tor Mor 6 (TM6) immigration form.
At a meeting yesterday, he asserted that he put forth the idea of a Vaccine Passport to Anutin Charnvirakul, the Public Health Minister, and that Anutin agreed to the same, mentioning that he hopes the effort will get effectual from June. That’s the time from when COVID-19 Omicron variant infections are expected to drop.
Phiphat quoted Anutin as saying that, if the “Thailand Pass” is to be scrapped, then people coming to Thailand for travelling must have at least three doses of vaccine.
He also mentioned that for arriving tourists, the proof of having three vaccine shots should be selectively applied because in some countries, there may not be sufficient vaccines. The tourism minister also said that roughly 2.1 million international tourists have applied for the “Thailand Pass, with 1.5 million getting green signal. He said that, when COVID-19 situation improves even more, many of these potential tourists would be able to visit Thailand.
The proposal to charge arriving tourist a 300-baht landing fee is hoped to be discussed next week by the cabinet and will become enforceable in three months, if things go fine.