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Extension of Temporary Ban on All International Flights to Thailand

15 April 2020 (Readers 577)

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has issued a notification extending its ban on international passenger flights to Thailand.

The intent of the notification is to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and support the tackling of the emergency situation, so that the situation will return to normalcy as soon as possible.

According to the notification issued on 15 April 2020, the ban will be extended from 19 April 2020, at 00.01 hr (18 April 2020 at 17.00 UTC) to 30 April 2020 at 23.59 hr (30 April 2020 at 17.00 UTC). All flight permits granted for that period will be canceled.

CAAT allows exceptions for landings of the following aircraft:

1) State or military aircraft;
2) Emergency landing;
3) Technical landing without passenger disembarkation;
4) Humanitarian aid, medical, and relief flights;
5) Repatriation flights;
6) Cargo aircraft.

Passengers disembarking on the above flights will be subject to communicable disease control measures, such as 14-day state quarantine, and regulations under Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005).

Meanwhile, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration on 15 April 2020 reported 30 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand, raising the number of confirmed cases to 2,643. Out of the number of confirmed cases, 1,497 have been cured; 1,103 are still hospitalized; and 43 have died.

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