Foreign tourists not allowed to enter Thailand for the time being

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Entering of foreign tourists to Thailand has still not been approved by the government.
Entering of foreign tourists to Thailand has still not been approved by the government.

The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Committee has agreed to welcome three groups of people to the country but not general tourists.


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Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said after the committee’s meeting that the committee approved a draft permission for three groups of people.

Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul said the committee up to date agreed to a draft permission for entry of specific groups of travelers.
Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul said the committee up to date agreed to a draft permission for entry of specific groups of travelers.

The first group contains diplomats, consuls, representatives of international organizations, shipping agents and foreigners with work permits.

The second group includes Thai returnees and the third group concerns foreign patients, except COVID-19 patients, who want medical treatment in Thailand.

Tourists would not be allowed in for the time being, Mr Anutin said.

Thai and foreigners who plan long stays in the country would have to be quarantined. It had not been concluded if the requirement would also apply to the business people whose stay would be limited at 14 days, he said.

He also said that such visitors should not be forced to wear face masks because it was individuals’ rights. However, provincial governors had power to require the use of face masks in their provinces, Mr Anutin said. (TNA)

Thailand gears up for a reopening of its borders to only three groups of people but not general tourists so far.
Thailand gears up for a reopening of its borders to only three groups of people but not general tourists so far.