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TAT update: Cabinet approves one-month Emergency Decree extension, ease of restrictions

Bangkok, 28 April, 2020, at 13.30 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update that the Thai Cabinet today approved the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA) proposal to extend the Emergency Decree for one more month, starting from 1 May, 2020.

According to Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, some restrictions under the Emergency Decree will remain in place, including the closure of entry/access points (land, sea and air) to the country, nationwide night-time curfew from 22.00 – 04.00 Hrs., limitations on commuting between provinces, and no large gatherings. The ban on all incoming passenger flights has been extended until 31 May, 2020.

The Cabinet has also approved relaxation of some restrictions, which will gradually be introduced in four stages every 14 days. Details are being worked out and will be announced within this week.

The Prime Minister asked the public to continue to follow the ‘social distancing’ rules and comply with the government’s measures to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Today, Thailand reported seven new COVID-19 cases – yet the lowest for this month and marks the second day in a row that the number of new cases dropped below 10.

The seven new cases brought the total to 2,938. Of these, 90.27% (2,652) have recovered, 1.84% (54) have died – two deaths today, and 7.89% (270) are receiving treatment.

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom ( 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

This press release is published on 28 April, 2020, at 13.30 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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