From the ivory beaches of Koh Lipe and the untouched rainforests of Sai Yok National Park and one of the most vibrant capital cities on Earth, Bangkok, a visit to Thailand is all about having a great time! With that in mind, some travellers are rightfully looking for the latest information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan, China – after all, everyone deserves to have a carefree time when they go on vacation.
To provide holidaymakers with the most recent updates and the best recommendations on what to look out for whilst travelling to Asia, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has published a number of guidelines and tips. Want to enjoy yourself on your upcoming trip to the Thai Kingdom without having to worry? Stick to these and you’re in for a fabulous time! #ThailandOK
Before embarkation from original destinations
– Kindly comply with the primary fever screening at check-in counters before being allowed to board the aircraft.
– Travellers showing signs of the COVID-19 symptoms (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or dyspnoea) are subject to further medical evaluation and treatment and will be advised to delay the travel.
Onboard the aircraft & upon arrival
– Kindly practice frequent hand hygiene (washing with soap or using alcohol-based gel).
– All passengers are advised to wear a hygienic mask during the flight.
– Be aware that passengers showing signs of the COVID-19 symptoms are subject to be isolated while onboard, and to be referred for further medical evaluation and treatment upon arrival.
– Please follow the airline’s infection control guidance and restriction.
– Kindly comply with the primary fever screening by thermo scanners and infrared thermometers and answer a questionnaire on your travel history and contact information.
– Travellers who have been in contact or seated in close vicinity of suspected cases will be followed up for 14 days in accordance with the disease prevention and control standards.
– Travellers with a body temperature 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher and have respiratory symptoms with a history of travel to COVID-19 epidemic areas will be isolated and transferred to a designated hospital for quarantine or treatment.
While in Thailand
– Kindly practice frequent hand hygiene measures (washing with soap or using alcohol-based gel).
– Kindly comply with the primary fever screening primary fever screening at attractions. Travellers showing signs of the COVID-19 symptoms are subject to further medical evaluation and treatment.
– Travellers are advised to wear a hygienic mask during travel while avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, and avoid visiting crowded places.
– If travellers feel sick, do seek medical care as soon as possible, please inform the healthcare worker about the details of your travel history.
– For information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.
– Tourists can keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (www.tatnews.org) and the Department of Disease Control (https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php).