Hat Yai airport steps up measures to prevent MERS


BANGKOK, 12 June 2015 – The Hat Yai airport has imposed measures to prevent the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) now spreading in South Korea. Passengers from the affected countries will be checked for flu-like symptoms.

The airport’s immigration checkpoint and an international communicable disease control checkpoint in Hat Yai check body temperature of every Hajj pilgrims who has returned from Saudi Arabia, one of the affected countries. The airport provides hand sanitizers, leaflets on the disease and advice for those who have traveled back from Mecca.

The Bureau of Epidemiology has confirmed there has been no MERS patient in Thailand since 2012.