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Flowers and face masks as Chinese tourists return to Thailand

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The 36-year-old, visiting Thailand for a month to go diving, said it was “very familiar to visit here, and the weather is good too”.

Jiang, who booked her flight two weeks ago, said she had a last-minute panic about possible travel restrictions.

“We worried the policies would be different from what we expected and we would be stopped from flying,” she said, adding that none of the ground staff at Xiamen airport had known the latest Thai policy.

China is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infections, with one official admitting on Monday that 90 per cent of people in Henan province, the country’s third most populous, were infected.

Unlike many other countries – among them the United States, Canada, Japan and France – Thailand has decided against requiring pre-departure COVID-19 tests for travellers from China.

However, confusion reigned over the weekend after mixed messaging from the health ministry and the Thai civil aviation authority appeared to imply that tourists would be required to present vaccination records.

Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Monday that arrivals would not be required to show vaccination records, or undergo tests.

“The decision was decided…

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