Thailand removed from United States “Do Not Travel” list, Thai PM points out as tourism opportunity

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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had removed Thailand and 88 other countries from its “Special Circumstances/Do Not Travel” list.

The country is now ranked in the “High” Level of Covid-19, or at Level 3 of the CDC’s travel health notice. Travelers are highly encouraged to update their vaccination before traveling to Thailand. If not vaccinated, they are advised to avoid traveling, according to their advisory information.

Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisoranakul said on Wednesday, April 20th, that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha had acknowledged the change and said that it built positive images and support for the country’s tourism industries because the US tourists group is one of the major tourist groups.

Although Thailand was listed as “Do Not Travel” since the beginning of the year, visitors from the United States were still among the top 5 tourists who traveled to Thailand, following Singapore, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines, the Prime Minister said.

Traisulee added: “The United States and many other countries had gradually relaxed their travel measures on their people which would have a positive effect on Thailand’s tourism sector in line with Thailand also easing policy guidelines to facilitate international travelers so that domestic tourism and economics could move forward.”


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.