Switching from new corona test and RT-PCR test to ATK test after entering Thailand may be postponed | Thailand Hyperlinks: Thai Hyper

The Thai government recently accepted a fully vaccinated traveler without quarantine in “Test & Go”, which will replace the RT-PCR test that travelers perform after their arrival after December 16, 2021. Announced that it will switch to the time-consuming ATK test. However, with the advent of the new coronavirus mutant strain “Omicron”, there is a possibility that it will be postponed.

Following the advent of the Omicron strain, Health Deputy Minister Sattit Pitutecha has revealed that it may postpone plans for travelers to switch from RT-PCR testing to ATK testing after entering the country. Reported by Thai state media NNT on November 30th.

Deputy Minister Sattit added that the RT-PCR test is more accurate than the ATK test and is important to prevent the outbreak of Omicron strains in Thailand.

The Thai government recently announced that foreign tourists from Botswana, Eswatini, Resoto, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, where Omicron shares are spreading, will enter Thailand in December to prevent Omicron shares from entering Thailand. We have announced a policy of banning from the 1st.

In addition to African countries, Omicron strains are now found in Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Czech Republic and Denmark.

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