Thailand extends Emergency Decree for the fourth time
The Royal Thai Government has approved the extension of the Emergency Decree across the country for another month until 31 August 2020.
Bangkok, 01 August 2020 – The Royal Thai Government has approved the extension of the Emergency Decree nationwide for another month, until 31 August 2020.
According to the announcement published in the Royal Thai Gazette on 30 July 2020. The fourth extension of the state of emergency is still needed, to enable authorities to enforce measures on communicable disease control. In order to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections and allow the public to return to daily life with the new normal.
The government also cited the need to ensure that the public observes social distancing rules, especially in public places and entertainment venues.
In addition, Thailand is expected to see thousands of Thai and non-Thai nationals entering Thailand under special conditions in August. These incoming arrivals are Thais and non-Thai travelers who must obtain an advance certificate of entry from local Thai embassies or consulates abroad. As well as the relevant necessary documents as required under the order of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
Until today, Thailand has recorded no new local cases of COVID-19 infection for 68 days. The kingdom was also recently ranked number one in the world among 184 countries. For its ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts by the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI).
Nonetheless, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like everyone to continue to follow health and safety routines. In order to protect themselves, as well as others from the COVID-19 infection.
These include keeping social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequently washing hands. Avoid close contact with other persons, no hugging, especially with vulnerable groups like the elderly, or those who have underlying conditions. As it can increase the infection rate and potentially lead to severe disease more easily than in other groups.
People can greet via a Wai (Thai greeting) from a distance of 1 or 2 meters. When staying together, people must wear masks, use personal utensils or serving spoons, or eat according to the menu. To protect themselves and loved ones from getting the disease.
For 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