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Thailand extends state of emergency and incoming travel ban to 31 May

Thailand extends state of emergency and incoming travel ban to 31 May

 

Thailand’s Emergency Decree has been extended to the end of May, a spokesperson for the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, announced yesterday (27 April).

According to The Bangkok Post, the spokesperson, Taweesilp Visanuyothin, said this was due to concern about the return of the virus, as the centre was still working to stop it from spreading further.

The state of emergency, which was originally supposed to end on 30 April (Thursday), incude a night curfew (10pm to 4am) which will now continue till 31 May 2020.

Dr Taweesilp added that among other restrictions in place, no social gatherings will be allowed, and limited inter-provincial travel can occur.

On a similar note, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand announced yesterday that it will extend its ban on all incoming flights for another month, from 1700hours (UTC) on 1 May 2020 to 1700hours (UTC) on 31 May 2020.

All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled; however, as stated previously, the ban will not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights, repatriation flights and cargo flights.

Passengers onboard these aircraft will be subjected to the measures under the communicable disease law, such as a 14-day state quarantine, and the regulation under the Emergency Decree on State of Emergency.

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