TAT update: CAAT’s travel advisory to passengers planning to enter Thailand

Bangkok, 27 March, 2020, at 11.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to inform foreign passengers planning to enter Thailand of the latest travel advisory from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) issued on 26 March, 2020, in line with the Royal Thai Government’s declaration of the state of emergency.

1. Passengers or persons shall be permitted to enter Thailand through international airports only if they fall under one of the following categories:

(a) Being in the situation or a person exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and prescribed time period.

(b) Carriers of necessary cargoes must promptly exit after the mission is completed.

(c) Pilot-in-command and crew members of the flight entering Thailand with a clear schedule to depart.

(d) Persons at a diplomatic or consular mission, or under an international organisation, representatives of the government performing their duties in Thailand, or other persons or international agencies that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives permission, and their families.  In this case, a certificate of entry to the Kingdom issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required.

(e) Non-Thai nationals with a work permit or who have been granted permission from Thai government agencies to work in Thailand.

(f) Thai nationals with a  certificate of entry to the Kingdom issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in their country of residence certifying that they are Thais returning to Thailand, and a Fit to Fly Health Certificate.

2. Persons in Item 1 (d) and (e) must have a Fit to Fly Health Certificate issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.

3.  Passengers or persons permitted to enter Thailand shall strictly comply with disease prevention measures imposed by the government.

 4. Immigration officers have the power to deny the entry of Non-Thai nationals who have been tested positive for COVID- 19, or who are under suspicion of being infected or refuse to undergo such test.

5. From now to 31 March, 2020, midnight, Thailand local time, exemption is given to Non-Thai passengers transiting through Thailand to a third country with a transit time of no more than 24 hours. Such transit passengers are required to present a Fit to Fly Health Certificate upon checking in at the airport of departure to Thailand and during transit formalities in Thailand.

6.  All previous Notifications of CAAT are null and void.

Download PDF: https://www.tatnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CAAT-News-5-2020-Travel-advisory-to-passengers-planning-to-enter-Thailand.pdf or online version: https://www.caat.or.th/en/archives/48998

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (https://www.tatnews.org/). Travellers can also keep up-to-date with the COVID-19 situation in Thailand at https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php.

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

This press release is published on 27 March, 2020, at 11.00 Hrs. All information is accurate at the current time but can be changed depending on the situation. The TAT Newsroom will not be updating this press release but will issue new updates as soon as further information becomes available.

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