Thailand Situation Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)EMPTY api-answer: No JSON received - is the API down? Check the URL you use in the shortcode!
- It is the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Patients may have fever with respiratory symptoms – cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing. It can even be fatal if the symptoms are severe.
- Route of Transmission: Human-Human transmission through droplets from coughing and sneezing of infected person and close contact with COVID-19 cases.
- Incubation period: 2-14 days
Self-Protection for Tourists
On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the COVID-19 epidemic is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) but has not made any announcements on travel restrictions.
Thailand announced to list COVID-19 as the 14th dangerous communicable disease under the Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2558 on 29 February 2020 and made an announcement on 5 March 2020 that People’s Republic of China, including special territories Macau and Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, the Italian Republic and the Islamic Republic of Iran are Disease Infected Zones.
- Advise people to avoid travel to the Disease Infected Zones (if travel is not necessary)
- If people need to travel to areas with ongoing outbreak, they should avoid crowded areas or polluted areas, should not make close contact with patients who are sneezing and coughing, and should wear hygienic masks.
- Avoid going to the hospital (if not necessary)
- Eat clean and fully cooked food i.e. meat, eggs and vegetables
- Wash hands with water and soap for at least 20 seconds or with alcohol gel
- Refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Do not share personal items (such as handkerchiefs, glasses and towels) with other people because the virus can enter the body via secretions of infected people.
- Keep your body warm and get enough sleep.
- Within 14 days of entry to Thailand, if you have fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, runny nose and shortness of breath, you should wear a hygienic mask, wash hands and meet medical practitioners or public health officers immediately and inform them of your travel history because pneumonia complications can occur and severe symptoms may cause death.
- If you have any questions, you can ask the Department of Disease Control (DDC) hotline: 1422
Measures for people traveling from abroad into Thailand
- Closures of all Points of Entry into the Kingdom by air, water, or land
- The people who can travel to Thailand are as follows
- An exempted person, as prescribed or permitted pertaining to necessity by the Prime Minister or Chief Official responsible for remedying the emergency situation whereby conditions and timeframes may also be prescribed;
- Carriers of necessary goods, who shall promptly depart after completing their mission;
- Vehicle operators and crew members of vehicles, who need to enter into the Kingdom pursuant to their mission, with a clear scheduled time of departure;
- Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under International Organizations, or representatives of the government performing their duties in Thailand, or other persons or international agencies, including their families, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives permission pertaining to necessity, shall apply for documents as described in Section 3;
- Non-Thai nationals who have work permits or have been granted permission from government agencies to work in the Kingdom, and who shall also comply with Section 3;
- Thai nationals who shall apply for a certificate of entry into the Kingdom from the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate in their country of residence, (or/and – which conjunction is it? If they only have a letter and no certificate, can they enter? Also how is the medical certificate different from the Fit to Fly Health Certificate?) has a medical certificate, and who shall comply with Section 3;
- Persons granted with an exemption or relaxation must have a Fit to Fly Health Certificate which has been certified or issued no more than 72 hours before travelling;
- Upon entry into the Kingdom, people must also strictly comply with disease prevention measures prescribed by the Government
Source : Dapartment of disease control