15 thousand international tourists expected to flow into Thailand daily after Test and Go dropped, International Airport estimates


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The Minister of Transport Mr. Saksiam Chidchob visited Suvarnabhumi International Airport this weekend to check its readiness to accommodate an expected daily 15 thousand international tourists after Thailand will drop the unpopular Test and Go program, allowing easier entry and no fear of quarantine, on May 1st. 

Friday, April 29th, Mr. Saksiam personally examined a disease control checkpoint and a border checkpoint before receiving a brief from the airport operator about the policies and precautions that will be applied on May 1st. 


According to the operator, all passengers will be divided into two groups: the vaccinated and the unvaccinated with the RT-PCR test result lasting no more than 72 hours. These two groups will be permitted to enter the country normally. Those who have never received vaccination, are not fully vaccinated, or do not have an RT-PCR test result will be permitted to enter through the “Sealed Route” system. This indicates that a passenger is required to complete customs clearance at exit C only and then proceed to exit 10 to meet with Alternative Quarantine Hotel representatives who will take them to a quarantine facility.   


The international airport estimated that 15,954 people would fly to Thailand on average, representing a 37.61 percent higher rate than the April figure of 11,594 people. The international inbound flights would average about 180 flights, a significant increase from the 140 flights in April this month.


Mr. Saksiam Chidchob, the minister, concluded today’s overall result that the airport was ready in all aspects. He affirmed that airport operators and AQ Hotel representatives were well prepared to assist visitors on the day of the re-opening on May 1st.


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