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TAT update: Thailand extends for the second time a ban on inbound passenger flights until 30 April, 2020

Bangkok, 15 April, 2020, at 09.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide further update that Thailand’s ban on all incoming passenger flights has been extended for the second time, covering the new period from 00.01 Hrs. of 19 April, 2020, until 23.59 Hrs. of 30 April, 2020.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) initially imposed the ban for three days (from 00.01 Hrs. of 04 April, 2020, until 23.59 Hrs. of 06 April, 2020), then extended to the most recent period from 00.01 Hrs. of 7 April, 2020, until 23.59 Hrs. of 18 April, 2020.

The CAAT’s third announcement on the ban, issued today, 15 April, 2020, stated that any existing permission given to any passenger airlines that fall during the newly-extended ban period is null and void.

The CAAT continues to allow exceptions for landings of the following aircraft: state or military aircraft; emergency landing; technical landing without passenger disembarkation; humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights; repatriation flights, and cargo aircraft. The passengers on board the aforementioned exempted aircraft will be subject to the measures under the communicable disease law; such as, 14-day state quarantine, and the regulations under the Emergency Decree on the State of Emergency.

For more information regarding the CAAT’s announcements, please visit

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 15 April, 2020, at 09.00 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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