Thailand Extends Emergency Decree to Curb the Second Wave of COVID-19
To prevent the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak, the government has approved the extension of Thailand’s state of emergency until 30 June 2020
On 26 May 2020, the Royal Thai Government has decided to extend the Emergency Decree regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for one more month, which is until Tuesday, 30 June 2020, to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak. Prof. Dr. Narumon Pinyosinwat, spokesman of the Government, the state of emergency is needed to ensure Thailand’s efficiency on the COVID-19 control measures, especially as the country is entering the third phase for easing restrictions.
On Friday, 29 May 2020, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will meet again to decide on the details for the reopening of more businesses and activities, following the first phase of relaxation from 3 May and second phase from 17 May. The result details of this event will follow soon. In addition, the government has also considered to shorten the curfew from 11.00pm to 04.00am to midnight to 04.00am.
Despite the easing of lockdown measures, Thailand continues to seal off all entry and access points (land, sea and air) to the country. On 16 May 2020, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced an extension of the temporary ban on all international flights to Thailand until 30 June 2020.
TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (https://www.tatnews.org/). For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155. For constant updates of Thailand’s COVID-19 control measures for travellers, please visit https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php.