An immigration officer wearing a face mask is seen on the first day of the Thailand's reopening for foreign visitors at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on November 1, 2021.
CNN  — 

Amid the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Thailand has announced some changes to its inbound quarantine-free travel status for some visitors.

Thailand reported its first Omicron case December 6 and decided to change its travel policies shortly afterward.

As of midnight on December 22, no new applications for quarantine exemptions under the Thailand Pass scheme will be considered. The government says this is a temporary suspension rather than a permanent ban, but there’s no date yet for when the hold might be lifted.