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Prevent Omicron variant! Thailand to ban on entry of travelers from 8 African countries from December

Thailand announced that it will ban travelers from 8 African countries from entering the country in December. (Photo/ Provided by the Pixabay)
Thailand announced that it will ban travelers from 8 African countries from entering the country in December. (Photo/ Provided by the Pixabay)
Taiwan Immigrants' Global News Network】translated by CHI CHIA I

The COVID-19 new variant Omicron, which could dodge vaccines, was discovered in South Africa. In response to this variant that has raised high alert worldwide, the Thai government will ban passengers traveling from 8 African countries, including South Africa, from entering the country from December 1. Passengers from other countries in Africa will need to serve a 14-day quarantine.

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Thailand fully prevents the new variant Omicron. (Photo/ Provided by the Pixabay)

Thailand fully prevents the new variant Omicron. (Photo/ Provided by the Pixabay)

The Department of Disease Control of the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand announced that starting from December 1, it will ban the passengers traveling from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe from entering Thailand.

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From 11/1, 63 countries and regions can participate in the Sandbox project. (Photo/ Provided by the Pixabay)

From 11/1, 63 countries and regions can participate in the Sandbox project. (Photo/ Provided by the Pixabay)

Thailand will reopen its border from November 1 to allow fully vaccinated travelers from 63 countries and regions to enter Thailand without having to serve quarantine. However, travelers who are not on the list but are fully vaccinated, are still eligible for the re-opening scheme dubbed the “sandbox”. This group of people do not need to serve quarantine in the designated Changwat and can enter other parts of Thailand after 7 days.

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