Thailand on Tuesday confirmed it will suspend its Thailand Pass and Test & Go programs until next year due to fears over Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
The decision to suspend Test & Go means that mandatory quarantine is now reinstated.
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told Thai news outlets on Tuesday afternoon that the suspension of Thailand Pass and Test & Go were necessary in order to stop the spread of Omicron in Thailand.
No new registrations for Thailand Pass or Test & Go will be processed until at least January 4, 2022, Mr Anutin said.
However, 90,000 people who had registered on Thailand Pass and were due to arrive in Thailand before January 10 will still be allowed to enter Thailand but will be required to take two additional RT-PCR tests.
The move was also confirmed by government spokesperson Rachada Dhanadirek who said: “After Dec. 21, there will be no new registrations for ‘Test and Go’, only quarantine or Phuket