Thailand introduces international vaccine passport for traveling abroad

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Several vaccine passport solutions have begun to roll out in different countries across the world with the most recent one being in Thailand. The idea is simple and a vaccine passport aims to give travelers a physical or digital record to verify that a citizen has been fully vaccinated and authorized for entry.

A vaccine passport will most likely be part of the mandatory travel documents people need to present to travel in the near future and according to a recent article published by local media The Thaiger, Thailand has introduced their version of an international vaccine passport certifying Covid-19 immunization.

A copy of the vaccine passport and the order outlining the issuing process has been approved by the department’s director-general Opas Karnkawinpong and published in the Royal Gazette which makes it official.

According to the order, vaccines must either be registered in Thailand or certified by the World Health Organisation and authorized disease control officials must sign the passport to validate the vaccination.

The process of obtaining a vaccine passport costs 50 baht and can either be done at The Bureau of General Communicable Disease at Suvarnabhumi airport, Travel Medicine Clinic, Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute, or at Urban Disease Control and Prevention, Bang Khen, Bangkok.

Applicants also need to provide documentation of having received the vaccine, passport, and proof of travel such as a plane ticket.

About Mette Larsen

ScandAsia Journalist • Scandinavian Publishing Co., Ltd. • Thailand

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One Comment on “Thailand introduces international vaccine passport for traveling abroad”

  1. A vaccine passport is a basic concept that tries to provide visitors with a physical or digital record that verifies that a citizen has been completely vaccinated and is authorized to enter. Thank you for informing!

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