BANGKOK – About 200 Thai nationals are returning home from New Zealand and Japan in two repatriation flights as Thailand limits the number of returnees at 200 per day for effective screening and quarantine system to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.
The Royal Thai Embassy in Wellington has successfully repatriated 168 Thai nationals, who found themselves stranded in New Zealand due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of them or 88 are students, aged between 11-19 years old.
The special repatriation flight is operated by Thai Airways International and arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 8.15 pm on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo is sending 35 Thai nationals home on a repatriation fight, operated by Japan Airlines. The flight is scheduled to arrive in Thailand at 3.40 pm on Monday.
All returnees will be placed under state quarantine for 14 days. (TNA)