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Thai Authorities Have Extended The Ban On The Arrival Of International Passenger Flights Until May 31

Thai Authorities Have Extended The Ban On The Arrival Of International Passenger Flights Until May 31

Thai authorities have extended a temporary ban on all international passenger flights arriving at the country's airports for the third time as part of the fight against the spread of a new coronavirus. This is stated in a decree published on Monday by the civil aviation authority of the Kingdom.

According to the document, the ban on the arrival of international passenger flights to Thailand, which was initially introduced from April 4 to April 6, was extended until April 18, and then until April 30, will now be in effect until May 31. The measure does not apply to government or military aircraft, emergency landings, humanitarian aid, medical and rescue flights, repatriation, and cargo planes. However, people who arrived in Thailand using one of these methods must go to a 14-day quarantine.

The initial restriction came into effect two days after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asked for a temporary postponement of travel to Thailand in a televised address to the nation. In this way, the government planned to buy time to prepare quarantine centers for new arrivals from abroad.

In Thailand, the first case of coronavirus infection was detected on January 13. To date, the total number of infected people in the Kingdom has exceeded 2.9 thousand, more than 2.6 thousand people have been cured, and 52 people have died, including one Russian. From April 3, a curfew is in effect throughout the country from 22:00 to 04:00. Violators of the regime face up to two years in prison and (or) a fine of 40,000 baht (1.2 thousand dollars).

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