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Test & Go: Entry rules for Thailand eased – and it’s great news for Hua Hin

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has confirmed the further easing of entry rules for people visiting Thailand.

The easing of the rules under the Test & Go scheme means that more foreign tourists will be able to travel directly to Hua Hin after landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Previously, people arriving in Thailand under the Test & Go scheme were required to proceed to prearranged accommodation within a three hour travel time of Suvarnabhumi Airport, where they were required to wait for the results of a RT-PCR test. If the test was negative they were they free to travel to anywhere in Thailand.

For most visitors this meant that they would need to spend one night in a hotel Bangkok.

However, as of Dec 16, Thailand has expanded the number of so-called ‘sealed routes’ to within five hour travel distance from Suvarnabhumi.

This means that is now possible for people to travel direct to Hua Hin and Cha Am by a prearranged vehicle to their accommodation without the need to spend one night in Bangkok.

Once they arrive at their accommodation in Hua Hin they are still required to wait in their hotel room for the results of the test. However, if it is negative, they are free to leave.