In response to a foreign diplomat, who could not enter their residence after returning to Thailand, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) resolved that all arriving foreign diplomatic staff must stay in state quarantine facilities only.
Following an incident involving a Sudanese diplomat, the CCSA Spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, said that arriving foreign diplomats, who were previously allowed to stay in accommodations provided by their respective embassies, must now stay in state quarantine facilities.
“Concerning foreign diplomats, who travel from their home country to Thailand, we initially permitted them to stay in accommodation arranged by their respective embassies. Due to the situation involving a Sudanese diplomat, there must be a change. Now, we’re allowing them to stay in state quarantine facilities for 14 days. The Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs and officials will hold a meeting with foreign diplomats in Thailand. They’ll be informed of the new guidelines, because this issue is extremely sensitive to Thai people.”
An Estonian diplomat tested negative for COVID-19 at the country of origin and at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The diplomat will be subject to a 14-day quarantine under the embassy’s supervision. On Friday night at 11 p.m., the diplomat spent the night at AST Grande Centre Point Hotel.
The CCSA will consider other groups of foreigners, including exhibition organizers, film production crews, tourists with Elite cards, international students (G-Code) and workers from three countries. (NNT)