Top News Thailand toughens arrival checks for all international travellers By TTG Asia / Posted on 9 January, 2023 8:00 Thailand has ordered proof of full vaccination or Covid-19 recovery within the last six months from all international travellers bound for the Kingdom. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) also expects unvaccinated travellers to show a medical certificate explaining why they have not received the vaccine. All international travellers entering Bangkok must now show proof of full vaccination or a certificate of Covid-19 recovery within the last six months Airlines will be responsible for checking documents before boarding passengers board. The new measure will not be permanent, with CAAT saying that it would remind at least until the end of this month. The announcement coincides with China’s resumption of international travel from January 8. Thailand welcomed it first post-lockdown flight from China on Monday – Xiamen Airlines flight MF833 landed at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport with 286 passengers. Thai passport holders or passengers transiting through Thailand are exempted from the new measures.