Koh Samui hotel, business homeowners call for PCR check price minimize to draw in Test & Go vacationers

Hoteliers and enterprise homeowners on the southern island of Koh Samui are asking the Thai authorities to decrease the prices of RT-PCR checks in an effort to draw in more overseas tourists. The calls observe the choice to reopen registration for the Test & Go entry scheme beginning February 1. The quarantine exemption scheme requires tourists to isolate themselves at an permitted lodge or resort whereas they anticipate the results from their on-arrival RT-PCR Test earlier than travelling all through the nation. Under the revised guidelines, travellers will now have to book an evening at an accredited hotel on Day 5 and take a second RT-PCR test.
Travellers need to pay for the costs of their RT-PCR checks which can value around 2,000 baht to more than four,000 baht. At Bangkok Hospital, prices range from four,000 to four,300 for “screening of Covid-19 using RT-PCR test through nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs with medical certificates.” At Samui Home Clinic on the island, an RT-PCR test with a medical certificate costs 2,990 baht.
The director of Koh Samui Hospital, Richapha Sawadikanon, says the hospital charges 2,200 baht per check, which he says is the standard price for a PCR check and isn’t two costly for vacationers. One lodge proprietor on Koh Samui says that is still too much for travellers as the costs add up to 4,400 baht for Test & Go travellers. He says that, altogether, travellers should pay 2,200 baht for a bundle of two checks, not four,four hundred baht (around $US130).
Other businesses on Koh Samui have additionally spoken up, saying that the government ought to decrease the worth of the test to draw in more travellers and revive the tourism-dependant economy.
SOURCE: Khaosod
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