Thai Public Health Ministry announces all Covid-19 vaccinated people will still need fourteen day quarantine


The Ministry of Public Health released a clear statement today regarding Covid-19 vaccinated people and entering Thailand.

People who get a Covid19 vaccine will still need to do a full fourteen day quarantine according to Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control.

The reason given behind this, according to Opas, is that it was not yet clear if or how vaccines would stop potential spread of the Covid19 virus and that no scientific studies by the WHO or other organizations had yet been made. Vaccine companies have stated they are “unsure” if the vaccines will stop the ability to infect others, although they provide ample protection for the person taking the vaccine from getting seriously ill.

Dr. Opas said the Public Health Ministry would monitor the situation and review as needed but for now all arrivals would need a fourteen day quarantine.

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