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Thailand adopts new rules for foreign visitors

BANGKOK, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Thailand adopted a new requirement for foreign visitors to show proof of at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, government officials announced Thursday.

Foreign arrivals are also required to have travel insurance that covers potential COVID-19-related expenses in case their next destination requires a negative RT-PCR result, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul said.

Despite no requirements for COVID-19 testing prior to entering the country, those suffering from respiratory illnesses should postpone their visits until they have fully recovered, Anutin told the press.

Although Thailand's COVID-19 situation was improving, intensive care patients and deaths were still being observed, Anutin said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

From Dec. 25 to Dec. 31, the country has detected 2,111 COVID-19 cases with 75 deaths.