Thailand will end its requirement for pre-travel “Thailand Pass” registration for foreigners on July 1, its embassy has said. Proof of travel insurance, of at least $10,000 coverage for medical treatments,  will also no longer be mandatory.

However, they will still need to show proof of vaccination or a Covid-19 negative test result.

The tourism-reliant country has suffered over the past few years, and is taking a range of measures to kickstart its economy.

These include delisting cannabis as a narcotic drug, which while designed to boost medical and health purposes will also encourage more backpackers to its hedonistic beaches. It’s also extending the service hours of bars and pubs, according to reports.

The relaxation follows a similar lifting of rules that began June 1 for Thai nationals, who since that date are no longer required to register using the Thailand Pass. In May, the country lifted the requirement for vaccinated tourists to take a Covid-19 test before their arrival.

Other destinations including New Zealand and Egypt are also easing their requirements for foreign visitors.

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