COVID-19 Situation in Thailand
ข้อมูลภาษาไทย: สถานการณ์ COVID-19 ในประเทศไทย
|Measures for Travelers|
On 3 April 2020, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced that all commercial airlines are suspended from entering into Thailand from 4 – 6 April 2020. All passengers travelling to Thailand will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine, including those who have departed the country of origin and are on the way before the entry into force of the announcement.
On 2 April 2020, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued a statement regarding additional measures to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the country, main points are as follows:
A curfew will be imposed from 22.00hrs – 04.00hrs throughout the Kingdom of Thailand, effective from 3 April 2020.
All travelers from overseas entering Thailand will undergo a screening process, a strict quarantine and an observation period.
Thai nationals are asked to cooperate by delaying their return into Thailand until 15 April 2020.
Full Statement can be viewed here
On 26 March 2020, with reference to the declaration of state of emergency in Thailand on 25 March 2020 (in Thai language), the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand issued a travel advisory to passengers traveling to Thailand as follows:
- Categories of foreign persons permitted to enter Thailand:
(1) exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
(2) carriers of necessary cargoes (prompt exit required)
(3) pilots and crew members with clear schedules
(4) on diplomatic or consular missions, under international organizations, government representatives, or of international agencies with MFA permission, and their families, with a certificate of entry issued by MFA and a 72-hour Fit to Fly health certificate
(5) acquire a work permit or granted permission to work from Thai government agencies with a 72-hour Fit to Fly health certificate
(6) 24-hour transit passengers with a 72-hour Fit to Fly health certificate until 31 March 2020.
- Thai nationals are required to have (1) a certificate of entry issued by Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in their country of residence and (2) a Fit to Fly health certificate. **เพื่อสนับสนุนความพยายามของเจ้าหน้าที่สาธารณสุขไทยในการควบคุมการแพร่ระบาดของเชื้อ COVID-19 กระทรวงสาธารณสุขขอความร่วมมือให้ผู้ที่ลงทะเบียนใหม่แสดงใบรับรองแพทย์ที่มีอายุไม่เกิน 72 ชั่วโมงก่อนเดินทางกับสายการบินเพื่อเดินทางกลับไทย**
In response to the advice of public health experts, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued an emergency decree on 26 March 2020 to take the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic to the next level with measures designed to slow or stop the spread of the virus. The state of emergency would last until April 30.
From now the measures to be imposed will be more intense and affect people’s lives. Everyone is asked to comply and be responsible. All public gatherings have been banned. Children under five and adults above the age of 70 and those with underlying health problems are strongly recommended to stay home. International arrivals are limited, while domestic travels are closely monitored. Essential businesses and services are assured to remain open.
For further details and to access the latest information, please check www.thaigov.go.th/en.
Important message from the Ministry of Public Health:
- STOP going to the Disease Infected Zones
- AVOID unnecessary travel to ongoing local transmission areas
or affected areas reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Currently, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has spread across the world and the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that COVID-19 could be characterized as a pandemic (WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020). People and outbound travelers are recommended to closely monitor the situation. Moreover, the public must fully cooperate and act as the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) recommends for your safety and for the safety of others, and to decrease the negative social and economic impacts.
- All travelers from the Disease Infected Zones (DIZ) who arrive in Thailand must implement mandatory self-quarantine at their registered hotels/accommodations for 14 days and people are not allowed to leave More details
- Travelers from ongoing local transmission areas or affected areas reported by the WHO are requested to implement control for observation (or self-monitoring) for 14 days More details
- Travelers from other areas are recommended to take care of themselves with good sanitation, self-protection and by avoiding crowded places. More details
- In addition, air operators may apply the above measure for the screening of passengers from the airport of departure in the countries as affected from Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) from the report of the Ministry of Public Health or World Health Organization.
- Travelers from Disease Infected Zones and ongoing local transmission areas that feel sick or have fever, accompanied by at least one of the following symptoms: cough, runny nose, sore throat, and shortness of breath, within 14 days of arrival in Thailand, must inform a disease control officer immediately upon symptom onset or upon suspecting illness in order to be tested, treated, clinically diagnosed, isolated or quarantined on a case by case basis.
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Regarding Thailand’s economic relief measures, to alleviate the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Royal Thai Government has approved on March 10, 2020 Phrase One of a series of financial and fiscal relief measures. These measures are largely aimed at small and medium-sized business which would be most affected by the economic impacts of the outbreak. Later, on March 24, 2020, the Royal Thai Government has approved Phrase Two of the series to mitigate the negative economic impacts on temporary and informal workers and business operators in the sectors most affected by the outbreak. For further information, visit https://thailand.prd.go.th/more_news.php?cid=4&filename=index.
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Royal Thai Embassy, Washington, D.C.
April 1, 2020
Measures under the Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2558 (2015)
to control the Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19
version 4 updated on 25 March 2020
Q&A Regarding the Measures for Travelers
updated on 25 March 2020
[Published by DDC Thailand https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php]
News and Announcements
03/25/2020 Embassy’s office hours and contacts during the current COVID-19 situation
03/17/2020 Temporary Adjustment of Consular Services Procedures during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) Pandemic
03/14/2020 Visa on Arrival (VOA) Temporary Suspension
03/09/2020 The Notification of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand on Practical Guideline for the Air Operators Relating to the Service to be Provided in the Territories outside Thailand Defined as Disease Infected Zones of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak [ PDF ]