Travelers from a total of 63 countries are now permitted to enter Thailand without being obliged to follow quarantine rules, as the latter’s authorities have abolished such a requirement for citizens from other 17 countries who have completed their immunization process against the Coronavirus.

Thailand’s government has announced that it lifted the quarantine requirement for travelers from the following 17 countries: India, Croatia, Luxembourg, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Kuwait, Mongolia, Myanmar, Oman, Nepal, the Philippines, Slovakia, Romania, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Taiwan and Vietnam, VisaGuide.World reports.

Thailand’s authorities announced on October 21 that starting from November 1, all persons from 47 countries who have finished their immunization process would be allowed to travel to Thailand without being obliged to follow additional requirements such as a quarantine rule upon their arrival. Soon after, the list was expanded, and the authorities have recently added the 17 other countries, citizens from which are permitted to travel to Thailand quarantine-free.

Previously, Thailand’s government announced that it would lift the quarantine requirement for travelers from the following countries:

Australia, Bahrain, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Bhutan, Cambodia, Chile, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Estonia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Authorities in Thailand have now eased their travel rules, after keeping in place the hotel quarantine requirement for travelers from other countries for more than 18 months now, in order to halt the further spread of the Coronavirus and its new strains.

However, travelers will be obliged to present a negative result of the Coronavirus test upon their arrival.

“I’m confident the reopening will greatly benefit the country, especially in the tourism high season that normally lasts into early next year. TAT [Tourism Authority of Thailand] is now expecting over 1 million tourists to come in the next six months, or about 300,000 per month,” the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand pointed out in this regard, as reported by Mint.

According to the figures provided by the World Health Organization, Thailand has registered a total of 1,920,189 COVID-19 cases of infection and 19,260 deaths so far.

The recent decision of Thailand’s authorities will also help the country’s tourism sector recover from the damages caused by the Coronavirus and its new strains.

In this regard, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha stressed that such a decision would permit the country to take advantage of passengers hoping to visit Thailand during the winter holidays, and said the move was needed to allow Thailand to take advantage of travelers hoping to visit during the upcoming winter holidays.