The Cabinet today approved the extension of Thailand’s state of emergency saying the measure is needed to prevent the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
Bangkok, 26 May, 2020, at 17.00 Hrs. – The Royal Thai Government has decided to extend the Emergency Decree for one more month, until 30 June, 2020, to prevent a second wave of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections as seen recently in some other countries.
According to the Government’s spokesperson Prof. Dr. Narumon Pinyosinwat, 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.
The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will convene on Friday, 29 May, 2020, 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 government is also mulling whether the current 23.00-04.00 Hrs. night-time curfew can be shortened to midnight to 04.00 hrs.
Thailand continues to seal off all entry/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. This press release is published on 26 May, 2020, at 17.00 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.