Khao San Rd: Foreigners must take 100 baht swab tests if vax is old – ambulance on standby to take them away if positive

Foreigners visiting a major tourism venue in Bangkok could find themselves whisked away by ambulance if they test positive for Covid-19.

Thai media reported that the traders’ association at Khao San Road were adopting their own measures to fulfil the requirements of the latest Covid protocols called “Thai Stop Covid Plus”.

Association chief Sanga Reuangwattanakul said they were doing all the necessary screening and had ATK for swab tests at the ready.

Only Thais and foreigners who have been double-vaxxed are allowed entry.

All foreigners are having their documentation checked even though that condition of entry to the country has already been satisfied.

If foreigners have been vaccinated six months ago they will have to take a 100 baht swab test and wait.

An ambulance is on hand to take them away if they turn out to be positive.

But the good news is that so far 500 swab tests have been done on Thais and foreign visitors and not a single one has come back positive.

Dr Sophon Iamsirithavorn of the Department of Disease Control explained the difference between SHA (Safety and Health Administration) approved establishments and Thai Stop Covid Plus.

The former is to inspire confidence in visitors about the staff and establishment following all the rules while the latter is an extra level of protection for both businesses and patrons.

He said that the changing of the alcohol hours from 9 pm to 11 pm is a tricky issue and one that was still being discussed.

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