Thailand extends Emergency Decree for the fifth time to the end of September

The Royal Thai Government has approved extending the Emergency Decree nationwide for the fifth time, from 1-30 September 2020.

According to the announcement published on August 28, 2020, in the Royal Thai Gazette, the government stated that the fifth extension of the state of emergency was still needed to enable authorities to implement communicable disease control measures to prevent the second wave of COVID-19 infection Was still needed. It noted that no vaccines have yet been proven to prevent Covid-19 that 19.

The statement said the government recognized the need to relax disease control measures in phases for various businesses and activities to allow the public to return to daily life with the new normal. However, strict disease control measures should still be in place to ensure public health.

According to the statement, Thailand will continue to record an increasing number of Thai and non-Thai citizens under special circumstances in the coming month.

These incoming arrivals are eligible Thais and non-Thai travelers who must seek 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).

Meanwhile, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to remind all to continue to adhere to health and safety routines 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 because 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 a la carte servings to protect themselves and loved ones from getting the disease.

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom ( ).

For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

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