Given the recent outbreak of Covid in China with a highly infectious BF.7 variant stemming from the Omicron BA.5 strain, the Indian Government has made it mandatory RT-PCR tests for all arrivals arriving from five countries including; China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. Indian Government has undertaken precautionary steps following the 37 million people may have been infected with Covid-19 on a single day this week according to Bloomberg. A report from the National Health Commission of China predicts that by December 20th, nearly 18% of the population, or 248 million people may have contracted Covid-19.
All travelers from these five countries will need to present a negative RT-PCR test certificate conducted 72 hours prior to their flight to India. They also have to fill up details of their travel on the Air Suvidha portal and upload a vaccination certificate or a negative report of an RT-PCR test conducted before arrival to India. In case any passenger arriving from any of these countries tests positive for COVID-19 or is showing symptoms, they will be immediately quarantined. Previously India required a Covid-19 RT PCR Test for not vaccinated arrivals including Children above 6 Yrs and filling up the Air Suvidha form for all international passengers which India discontinued one month ago.
India is one of the largest markets for Thai Tourism with many Indian tourists flocking to Pattaya and Phuket being popular destinations. Therefore, anyone traveling to India after vacationing in Thailand must undergo an RT-PCR test before departing for India. For anyone who required Covid-19 RT PCR Test, MedEx is happy to inform you that MedEx offers COVID-19 Tests through its extensive network of lab partners in more than 50+ locations and 10+ cities in Thailand such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chonburi, Pattaya, Rayong, Phuket, and Koh Samui.
With PCR tests being a necessary part of travel for many, people can book an appointment on the MedEx website and select the closest testing site from their location. MedEx also offers Home Services for sample collection preferring the testing service at their comfort. For urgent cases, MedEx provides 24/7 VIP 1 Hrs Express RT-PCR Testing available in Bangkok – giving you results within only one hour! Contact MedEx (WhatsApp) for more information.
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