OREANDA-NEWS The Thai authorities canceled the mandatory PCR test, the result of which had to be presented for boarding the plane before leaving for the kingdom. At the same time, the PCR test paid in advance upon arrival and the antigenic test on the fifth day of stay in the country are preserved, TASS reports with reference to the decree of the government of the country. Travelers who are not vaccinated against coronavirus need to be isolated for only five days instead of 10.

«The reduction of the stay period to five days also affected arrivals through the «sandbox», one of the main conditions of which is the mandatory presence within the designated territories», the message says.

The general representative of the tour operator Tez Tour in Southeast Asia, Andrey Snetkov, called the cancellation of the PCR test logical. According to him, passenger traffic during the low season is significantly less compared to the high season, and in case of any distortions, it will be easier to adjust the rules. It will also attract more tourists to the country.

Earlier, Deputy Press Secretary of the Thai Foreign Ministry Nattaponu Nopakun said that from April to May, the country expects to reach a plateau in morbidity, and from the end of May to the end of June, a stage of decline is expected. If this is the case, then from July 1, Thailand hopes to move from a pandemic to an endemic, which is characterized by limiting the incidence of a certain area.