Bangkok, 28 February, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to reiterate the following recommendations for travellers amid the country’s strict system of monitoring and containment of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Here’s what travellers need to know when planning a trip to Thailand.
Before embarkation from original destinations
– Kindly comply with the primary fever screening at check-in counters before being allowed to board the aircraft.
– Travellers showing signs of the COVID-19 symptoms (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or dyspnoea) are subject to further medical evaluation and treatment and will be advised to delay the travel.
Onboard the aircraft & upon arrival
– Kindly practice frequent hand hygiene (washing with soap or using alcohol-based gel).
– All passengers are advised to wear a hygienic mask during the flight.
– Be aware that passengers showing signs of the COVID-19 symptoms are subject to be isolated while onboard, and to be referred for further medical evaluation and treatment upon arrival.
– Please follow the airline’s infection control guidance and restriction.
– Kindly comply with the primary fever screening by thermo scanners and infrared thermometers and answer a questionnaire on your travel history and contact information.
– Travellers who have been in contact or seated in close vicinity of suspected cases will be followed up for 14 days in accordance with the disease prevention and control standards.
– Travellers with a body temperature 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher and have respiratory symptoms with a history of travel to COVID-19 epidemic areas will be isolated and transferred to a designated hospital for quarantine or treatment.
While in Thailand
– Kindly practice frequent hand hygiene measures (washing with soap or using alcohol-based gel).
– Kindly comply with the primary fever screening primary fever screening at attractions. Travellers showing signs of the COVID-19 symptoms are subject to further medical evaluation and treatment.
– Travellers are advised to wear a hygienic mask during travel while avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, and avoid visiting crowded places.
– If travellers feel sick, do seek medical care as soon as possible, please inform the healthcare worker about the details of your travel history.
– For information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.
– Tourists can keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (www.tatnews.org) and the Department of Disease Control (https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/news.php).