Thailand-goers asked to have atleast two Covid vaccine shots

Web Desk 11:27 PM | 6 Jan, 2023
Thailand-goers asked to have atleast two Covid vaccine shots

BANGKOK- Tourists entering Thailand will be required to have at least two shots of Covid-19 vaccine, it has emerged. 

The decision was made at a meeting held at Government House of four ministries on Thursday but the date of implementation of the decision has not been announced yet. 

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told a press conference after the meeting that Thailand would not require tourists – including from China – to undergo pre-departure Covid-19 test. 

Anutin Charnvirakul said all travellers entering the kingdom must be treated equally, in a veiled reference to increased Covid restrictions being imposed agajnst China.  

Besides the vaccination requirement, tourists from countries that require negative RT-PCR results on their return must have insurance covering Covid-19 testing and treatment before entering Thailand.

Tourists should postpone trips to Thailand if they develop respiratory symptoms, said Anutin.

Thailand’s public health system is capable of dealing with any emergency and there is a contingency plan if a severe outbreak occurs, he added.

Senior officials from the ministries of public health, transport, tourism and sport, and foreign affairs attended the meeting in which decisions were taken. 

Last October, Thailand aboliahed  the requirement for proof of vaccination and antigen test results as well as health insurance.

The decision comes days before large number of tourists from China are expected to travel overseas from January 8, when the country will also stop requiring inbound travellers to quarantine, although they must be tested before arrival.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279 282
Euro EUR 296.67 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.

As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.


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