Individuals wait outside a swab station situated inside Suvarnabhumi airport. (Image: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Tourist operators desire the federal government to decrease the expense of RT-PCR tests as all incoming tourists now need to take 2 tests under the Test & & Go plan, beginning with Feb 1.

The Centre for Covid-19 Circumstance Administration restored Test & & Go registration for every single nation from Feb 1.

All individuals in the plan need to pre-book 2 RT-PCR tests and 2 hotel spaces for arrival and the 5th day, which varies from previous guidelines that needed a test upon arrival and just one night in a hotel.

Ratchaporn Poolsawadee, president of the Tourist Association of Koh Samui, stated each RT-PCR test in Koh Samui costs 2,200 baht.

The cost needs to be slashed to 1,500 baht since the included expense will impact travel belief, especially amongst more youthful travelers with spending plan issues, he stated.

” When the viral scenario is under control in 1-2 months, the federal government needs to unwind the guideline by needing simply one RT-PCR test and permitting an ATK for the 2nd test,” stated Mr Ratchaporn.

The acting president of the Chon Buri Tourist Council stated the federal government needs to manage the cost of RT-PCR tests at 1,300 baht.

He stated a RT-PCR test in Pattaya expenses around 1,600 baht.

The president of the Thai Hotels Association stated the federal government needs to cover the expense of the 2nd test for Thai returnees or foreign employees to alleviate their problem as they need to spend for an additional hotel space plus an extra test on day 5.

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