Filter for Thailand Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-14 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Authorities re-introduce COVID-19 entry restrictions as of July 14
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2020-07-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Thailand’s government tightened entry restrictions on foreign travelers after two new imported cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were detected. The two cases resulted in the self-isolation of 400 people who may have come into contact with the two patients. As a result, all diplomats and family members, who were previously allowed to self-isolate in their residences, must now undergo quarantine under government supervision.
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2020-07-12 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
The Klong Luek (Sa Kaeo province) border checkpoint was reopened for Cambodian traders from Krong Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey province) as of Sunday, July 12. The checkpoint will be open from 08:00 to 13:00 (local time) each day and traders are reportedly only allowed to collect merchandise left across the border prior to the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions.
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2020-07-12 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Traders will not be allowed to buy or sell goods, and must register for border entry; traders are allowed to enter in a truck with no more than two people on board. They will then be subject to a health screening and must wear a mask at all times.
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2020-07-12 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Traders will not be allowed to buy or sell goods, and must register for border entry; traders are allowed to enter in a truck with no more than two people on board. They will then be subject to a health screening and must wear a mask at all times.
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2020-07-01 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Rayong province, several schools closing
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2020-07-01 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
hotels closed in Rayong province
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2020-07-01 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Short-term visits by businessmen and state guests who were allowed to enter as of July 1 have been suspended.
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2020-06-30 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Thai authorities announced on Tuesday, June 30, that the state of emergency has been extended until July 31 amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, despite no domestic transmissions of the virus being reported in the country for over a month. The latest announcement is the third extension of the state of emergency, which was initially imposed on March 26. The state of emergency allows the Thai government to limit people’s rights such as public gatherings.
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2020-06-14 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
prohibition for any person throughout the Kingdom to leave their dwelling places due specifically to the COVID-19 situation shall be revoked as from 23.00 hrs of 14 June B.E. 2563 (2020).
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2020-06-09 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Relaxation of cross-provincial travels
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2020-06-09 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Relaxation of the Prohibition of Use of Buildings and Premises of Schools or Educational Institutions
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2020-06-09 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Relaxation of Prohibition or Limitation on Conducting or Carrying Out Certain Activities relating to the economy and way of life
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
cinemas, theatres, zoo’s, beauty clinics, spas, and traditional Thai massages and Sporting facilities - however must keep 2m distance and limit capacity
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2020-06-01 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
extended until June 30
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2020-05-31 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
extended: A nationwide State of Emergency is in place until 30/06/2020
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2020-05-31 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All flight permits granted for the extended state of emeergency (until 30/06/2020) will be cancelled. *This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights.
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2020-05-28 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
non-Thai nationals who either possess a valid work permit or have already been granted permission from a Thai government agency to work in the Kingdom can apply for permission to enter the Kingdom.
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2020-05-26 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
It is prohibited for any person throughout the Kingdom to leave their dwelling places from the time of 23.00hrs to 04.00hrs of the following day, and the exemptions to the prohibition to leave dwelling places in accordance with Regulation (No. 3) issued on 10 April B.E. 2563 (2020) shall remain in force.
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Relaxation of the Prohibition of Use of Buildings and Premises of Schools or Educational Institutions: The Governor of Bangkok or Provincial Governors shall have the power to consider relaxing the prohibition of the use of buildings and premises of schools or educational institutions, only for assisting, caring, fostering or sheltering orphans with family problems, impoverished or disadvantaged children, who may be a risk-prone group if left to live in their residencesor other places,or for using such buildings and premises to carry out activities of public interest as permitted by the Governor of Bangkok or Provincial Governors. However, it is still prohibited to use such buildings and premises for the organisation of education, examinations or training.
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The sales of food or beverages in restaurants, open-air restaurants, food courts, canteens, general eateries or cafes, *excluding places of entertainment, pubs and bars, may open for operation. Department stores, shopping centres and community malls, Retail/wholesale shops or large wholesale markets, nursing homes, filming programms, hotels and conventions so long as limited attendees, indoor sports (without contact), pools, gardens, museams, historical sites , libraries, etc.
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2020-05-17 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
gyms, sports centres, department stores and community malls in Thailand will be allowed to resume operations between 10.00 and 20.00.
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2020-05-15 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Phuket Airport to Remain Closed -The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced the Phuket International Airport will remain closed until May 15.
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2020-05-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
APEC economies agree to keep markets open and trade flowing
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2020-05-03 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has opened up more airports for special international flights. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Hua Hin, Krabi, Koh Samui and Surat Thani have been given permission to handle international flights which are repatriating foreign nationals, or Thai citizens coming home. Other international inbound flights to Thailand are suspended until 30 June. *except: military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.
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2020-05-03 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Foreigners are banned from entering Thailand until 31 May. Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people are still able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
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2020-05-03 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Airline Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine.
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2020-05-03 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate stating their health is fit for flying ("Fit to Fly" Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight. Members of a diplomatic mission, cabin crew or essential goods transport workers are also required to produce the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate
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2020-05-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Domestic flights will gradually resume on 1 May.
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2020-05-01 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The authorities have announced that restrictions in most parts of Phuket have been lifted from 1 May. Five areas including Patong, Cherng Talay, Koh Kaew, Rassada and Chao Fa Garden Village, remain under quarantine.
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2020-05-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The CAAT has announced new guidelines for the operation of domestic flights within Thailand. The key measures include: 1) passengers must wear face masks and gloves at all times; 2) passengers must adhere to airlines’ social distancing requirements from check-in and boarding through landing and there must be empty seats between passengers; 3) flight crews will wear masks and gloves at all times; and 4) flight crews will not serve food or beverages on the plane and passengers are prohibited from bringing outside food on the plane.
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2020-04-30 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
emergency decree and nationwide curfew originally scheduled to end on Thursday, April 30, will be extended until Sunday, May 31, amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The nightly curfew from 22:00 to 04:00 (local time) will continue,
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
On 27 April, the emergency decree was extended until 31 May. It was previously due to end on 30 April.
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extended until May 31 2020.
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2020-04-30 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
VietJet Ceasing Service to Krabi Airport: VietJet Air announced it is halting flights between Krabi Airport and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) until May 1, 2020. There are no flights out of Krabi Airport until after April 30.
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2020-04-22 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
the Royal Thai Government approved automatic visa extensions for foreign nationals whose visas expire between 30 April 2020 and 31 July 2020. Visas will be extended automatically until 31 July 2020. The measure will be implemented officially when the decree is published in the Royal Gazette.
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2020-04-21 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
KLM Ceases Operations Until April 30 and JAL Reduces Flights to Twice Per Week: KLM announced today the airline will cease operations from Bangkok until after April 30. JAL plans to reduce daily flights from Bangkok to twice per week.
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2020-04-14 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
CAAT Extends Ban on Incoming International Flights Until April 30
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Phuket International Airport will be closed from 10-30 April.
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
All residents and tourists are to remain in their residence from 20.00 to 03.00.
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2020-04-09 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Pattaya city (Chon Buri Province) is under lockdown from 9-30 April. Non-residents are barred from entry.
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
April 8, the Royal Thai Government approved and implemented automatic visa extensions for foreign nationals (including U.S. citizens) whose visas expire between March 26 and April 30.
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2020-04-07 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
airports: Trat Airport (Trat Province) will be closed from 5-30 April. Samui Airport (Surat Thani Province) and Sukhothai Airport (Sukhothai Province) will be closed from 7-30 April.
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2020-04-07 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Koh Samui district (Surat Thani Province) will ban entry to travellers who do not have a health certificate from 7-30 April.
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2020-04-05 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Ban Khao Din in Sa Kaeo linking Thailand to Cambodia will close.
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
the border linking Kanchanaburi and Myanmar will close.
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2020-04-03 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
From 3 April a daily curfew is in place nationwide from 22.00 to 04.00. Essential services are exempted from this restriction.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
local authorities will quarantine all foreigners who enter Chiang Mai province at their residence or in a location provided by the Department of Disease Control. People who violate the quarantine may be fined 100,000 baht, sentenced to one year in prison, or both.
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
search of all vehicles entering the province. Authorities will not allow the entry of travelers who cannot explain why they need to enter the province, travelers who are not wearing a mask, and travelers who do not cooperate with health officials. Anyone entering the province will need to provide their contact details and undergo a health screening.
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The State Railway of Thailand will suspend its train services connecting Bangkok and the North, Northeast and South from 1 April until further notice.
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
barred all foreigners from entering Mae Hong Son province
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Mae Hong Son: daily curfew prohibiting anyone from leaving their residence from 10 pm to 4 am. 
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Phitsanulok Province requested that anyone in the province stay at home from 11 pm to 5 am beginning April 1.
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Effective from 00.01 on 30 March until 30 April, all land and sea links between Phuket and the mainland will be closed.
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate certifying their health is fit for flying ("Fit to Fly" Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight.All travellers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire and submit the required information in the AOT Airport of Thailand mobile application to the Health Control Office upon arrival. This document includes personal information and residence while in Thailand.
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Airlines operators will check all foreign travellers’ travel history within the last 14 days to see whether they have travelled to countries rated as ‘Disease Infected Zones’ which include China, including Hong Kong and Macao (both China SAR), Iran, Italy and South Korea and ‘Ongoing Local Transmission Areas’ which include Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, certain regions in Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and the US
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
The Interior Ministry has ordered for a maximum of one land checkpoint to be opened per border province. Only Chiang Rai will be exempted, as it borders both Myanmar and Laos.
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Checkpoints with Malaysia have already closed given the lockdown in Malaysia.
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has also announced the closure of sport arenas, public playgrounds, theatres, museums, libraries as well as meeting and banquet rooms in hotels as well as public and private nurseries until 30 April, effective 27 March. Similar measures may be taken in the rest of the country.
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
until 30 April 2020. The decree will give the government more powers to impose restrictions. Measures may include curfew, banning of mass gatherings and allowing deployment of military forces for enforcement.
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Automatic renewal of visas will be granted for foreign nationals whose visa has expired from 26 March. This extension will be until 30 April, for all visa types.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
An emergency decree on 25 March announced that foreigners will be banned from entering Thailand until 30 April. Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people will still be able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Following the announcement of an emergency decree on 25 March, over 357 checkpoints have been set up across the country to check local and international travellers for symptoms. Whilst interprovincial travel is still allowed, the measure aims to discourage people from doing so. Travellers in Thailand are required to carry their ID and have their temperature checked.
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation, B.E. 2548 (2005). for 30 days
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: Testing policy
The Ministry of Public Health confirmed that foreign nationals are required to pay for any treatment for the COVID-19 virus received after the March 22 requirement for non-Thai citizens entering Thailand to present virus-free medical certificate and health insurance. Payment is required for treatment at both public and private hospitals.
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2020-03-22 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
22 March to 30 April: entertainment venues, malls and markets in Bangkok will close. Supermarkets, restaurants with takeaway options and pharmacies will remain open.
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
the first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Task has been closed until further notice.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
International flights to Thailand are suspended. * exceptions: military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights and cargo flights. An exception is made until 31 March 23.59 for foreign travellers transiting through Thailand for less than 24 hours. They will only be required to show a Fit to Fly Certificate.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Passengers will be subject to 14-day quarantine upon arrival
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2020-03-18 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All educational institutions have been closed from 18 March until at least 1 April.
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Provincial governors have been given the authority to close public gathering venues and entertainment areas.
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
travellers from so-called infected zones (China incl. Hong Kong and Macau, Italy, Iran, South Korea) and passengers who have been to these countries in the past 14 days have to self-quarantine for 14 days
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
passengers from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea are no required to apply for a visa
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Anyone who has been in Italy, South Korea, China, or Iran in the last 14 days will be made to quarantine
2020-03-08 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is implemented strict quarantine for the Thai workers who returned from South Korea at Sattahip Military Base and the workers’ hometown provinces for 14 days.
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2020-03-07 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
MoPH has increased the channels to provide education and advice for people avoid COVID-19 on Twitter, Facebook, Line Official, Tik Tok, "??????????????" and Line Official ChatBot 1422 "Kor-Ror-OK." The MOPH is requesting cooperation from the public to use those channels instead of the Hotline 1422 to access information.
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Bringing the travelers to the quarantine facilities and determination of the quarantine areas or places or designated areas is to proceed with the necessary actions in accordance with the guidelines and procedures of the Ministry of Public Health together with the Ministry of Transport and related departments.
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2020-03-06 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Monitoring / surveillance in travelers from Disease Infected Zones. Government officials have the power to take legal action immediately such as bringing suspected cases to be examined, isolated or quarantined at the designated locations. The officers can take action against those refusing to notify or not notifying within the time specified by law when finding suspected cases or suspected events.
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2020-03-04 In Public health measures: General recommendations
including new recommendations for government officers/departments.
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2020-03-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Today, the Ministry of Public Health has provided to the public, three masks per individual in accordance with the policy of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Health to use in disease prevention.
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2020-03-02 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand has updated the definition of patients under investigation (PUI) to include clusters of patients (more than 5 persons) with respiratory illnesses for patients found in the same area, in the same week. Expanding the definition of PUI will increase the sensitivity of community infection detection. For surveillance in hospitals, if patients with pneumonia who were treated and have not improved, have unknown cause of illness, are in critical condition, or are fatal cases with unknown causes, they will be tested for COVID-19 infection .
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2020-03-01 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
In case a patient or suspected case is found, they must report to the disease control officers under the conditions and process of the MoPH, within three hours. If someone breaks the law, they shall be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty-thousand Thai baht.
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2020-02-28 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
These policies define 3 different groups that should undergo different types of surveillance measures and recommendations. See link for more details.
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2020-02-27 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Since there are many people asking for information about COVID–19 through the DDC Hotline 1422 (30 lines have been arranged for the general public), the Department of Disease Control opened new channels of communication called "??. OK" Chatbot and "????????????" Line Application to provide information and recommendations including FAQ to the public. People can listen to the automated messages or leave a question or message through these kinds of channels and an officer will respond back.
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2020-02-25 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Regarding household members who must leave their home for work, it is recommended to clean their body once returning home, frequently wash hands and keep a safe distance away from family members in order to prevent disease transmission.
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2020-02-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
the MoPH recommended passengers returning from outbreak areas to implement a self-quarantine for 14 days to ensure the safety of themselves, their family and community.
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2020-02-24 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Self-monitoring reported in 7 provinces so far: Ubon Ratchathani, Khonkaen, Bangkok, Songkla, Nakorn Rachasrima, Nonthaburi and Surin.
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2020-02-24 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
the Ministry of Public Health has enhanced the criteria for surveillance, changing the criteria for risk areas, risk occupations and healthcare workers.
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2020-02-23 In Public health measures: General recommendations
General recommendations for students travelling from affected areas
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2020-02-22 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Governor of Bangkok and provincial governors in surrounding zones ordered the temporary closure of high-risk places.
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2020-02-22 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Additional health screenings of passengers departing Bangkok
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2020-02-22 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Those who are not included in the ’at-risk’ groups and have no respiratory symptoms are requested to implement self-monitoring at their homes/residence and strictly comply with the Ministry of Public Health recommendations including social distancing in order to allow health officers to conduct laboratory tests in high-risk patients who will be given priority for testing. Importantly, asymptomatic people have a lower chance of confirming infection with SARS-CoV-2 (virus causing COVID-19). This may cause people who have been prematurely diagnosed to misunderstand their infection status and go out for social activities which can lead to further spread and can disrupt the prevention and control surveillance system.
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2020-02-22 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Returning travelers from Bangkok and its suburbs self-quarantine and observe fever and respiratory symptoms every day. Those travelers should avoid being close to other people in their residence until the completion of 14 days from the date of arrival in their residence.
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2020-02-22 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Because many workers in Bangkok are not from Bangkok, the governors have ordered no domestic travel from Bangkok workers of closed businesses for fear of the disease spreading to their home-provinces.
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2020-02-22 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Volunteer teams to respond to COVID-19 at the district/village levels to implement active surveillance.
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2020-02-21 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The MOPH emphasized that there are still no restrictions for traveling to outbreak areas. If travel to outbreak areas is necessary, please take care of yourself by frequently washing hands with soap and alcohol gel, wearing a mask, and avoiding visits to crowded places.
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2020-02-21 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Thailand has accelerated the development of a network of laboratories to cope with emergency outbreaks in 14 provinces nationwide. By starting at the 13 medical science centers… it will expand to regional/general hospitals (at least one laboratory in each province) throughout the country.
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2020-02-21 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Today, the Ministry of Public Health has organized a campaign to educate the public about COVID19, to provide knowledge on disease prevention. To strictly comply with the recommendations, "eat cooked food, use serving spoons, wash hands and wear hygienic masks" have been taught to the people at [2 schools].
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2020-02-20 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
the MOPH requested to identify people and patients living in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region and surrounding areas who visited risk areas i.e. boxing stadiums and entertainment spots (staff, officers, visitors and the audience) to refrain from traveling back to their hometowns and self-isolate.
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2020-02-18 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
those who entered Lumpini Boxing Stadium and Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium from 6 - 8 March 2020, and other boxing stadiums in Bangkok between 9-10 March 2020. These people need to observe their symptoms for 14 days.
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2020-02-17 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The MOPH has expanded surveillance for active case finding by 3) a special stepping up of surveillance in hospitals for people who have travel history from countries with reported cases of local transmission.
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2020-02-17 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
For foreign-passengers of the Westerdam Cruise (high-risk group): For foreigners, they will not be allowed to make a transit or change flights in Thailand. The MOPH has coordinated with airlines, immigration offices, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the airports of Thailand and emphasized that if foreigners have necessary to enter Thailand, they need to strictly comply with the disease prevention and control measures, i.e. wearing a mask, washing hands, informing information to the staff and being screened before getting on the plane. If anyone shows symptoms including fever and cough, they will be brought to the tracking system for Thailand’s disease surveillance immediately. The disease surveillance in passengers from the Westerdam Cruise has been implemented by Thailand after the first COVID-19 confirmed case was reported.
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2020-02-17 In Public health measures: Testing policy
The MOPH has expanded surveillance for active case finding in three groups by 1) enhancing screening of patients with pneumonia symptoms of unknown cause and people who have been in close contact with travelers who journeyed from outbreak areas of COVID-19,
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2020-02-17 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
The MOPH has expanded surveillance for active case finding by 2) elevating levels of guest screening at International Communicable Disease Control Office and hospitals for people travelling from China, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Taipei, Japan, Singapore and reported outbreak countries, community outbreak areas are also included,
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2020-02-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Chief Medical Officers of Provincial Public Health Offices in the issues for the orders of the Emergency Operations Center on Medical and Public Health as follows: 1) Campaigning for the public to regularly wash hands and using cloth masks and clean surface areas that may be a source of infection, especially among the group of public transport operators and foreign tourist service providers
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2020-02-17 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Chief Medical Officers of Provincial Public Health Offices in the issues for the orders of the Emergency Operations Center on Medical and Public Health as follows: 2) Provinces with docks, airports and international points of entry need to set a disease control checkpoint to screen all passengers and people coming in and going out of the points of entry, especially in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chon Buri, Krabi and Phuket, by integrating surge capacities of health personnel in provinces including nearby regional health areas and health personnel from the Department of Disease Control
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2020-02-17 In Public health measures: General recommendations
The MOPH requested the collaboration from people to strictly comply with the recommendations by keeping a distance of at least 1 meter from each other, not joining parties, not sharing personal items with other, etc. These are extended measures introduced to the general recommendations prior because of a recent cluster outbreak due to friends sharing drinks at a party and all testing positive.
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2020-02-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
For Thai-passengers of the Westerdam Cruise (high-risk group): For Thai passengers returning home, they will be followed up for 14 days in accordance with the disease prevention and control standards. If anyone would like to continue to travel, they will be screened. If the results identify a fever, they will not be allowed to get on a plane and will be brought to the tracking system for disease surveillance.
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2020-02-16 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
MoPH in collaboration with relevant partners has still strictly implemented the disease screening at all points of entries including groundportd, airports and seaports.
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2020-02-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Thailand also strengthened the COVID-19 prevention and control measures by organizing training to provide knowledge on disease prevention and control to village health volunteers.
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2020-02-14 In Public health measures: General recommendations
People should wear clean cloth hygienic masks when in crowded areas. The patients or people who have symptoms of coughing or sneezing should wear surgical masks to prevent the spread of infection. The staff who have close contact with the patients should wear an N95 mask.
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2020-02-13 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
MoPH cooperated with Chiang Mai University and the National Research Council of Thailand to develop the online disease screening form in three languages: Thai, Chinese, and English. People will be asked to answer only four questions to assess the risk of contracting the virus; the idea is to reduce anxiety, fear of the public. People can find more information about health advisories through http://sescimande.net/Self-Screening/
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2020-02-09 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has still intensively implemented disease surveillance and screening at all points of entry both at airports, border areas and sea ports.
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2020-02-07 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
"If anyone is at risk of a mental health problem, the medical team will keep following up the symptoms for 6 months. For the general population, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) will conduct mental health surveys and will respond as well as help solving their problems."
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2020-02-05 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
New awareness campaign against Fake News: "You can avoid fake news by checking the website from the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society www.antifakenewscenter.com as well."
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2020-02-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
"Big Cleaning Week" to build health literacy among the general public by adjusting personal hygiene behavior for clean houses, workplaces, and public places.
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2020-01-31 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Invites people to Carry Surgical Masks to Protect Themselves
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2020-01-26 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
"Please follow the news from the Ministry of Public Health. If you have any questions, you can ask the Department of Disease Control hotline: 1422, 24 hours per day or the website https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/intro.php , Line @ ?????????, and Facebook: ???????????? ????????????????"
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2020-01-26 In Public health measures: General recommendations
General advisory against travelling to Wuhan and cities announced as outbreak areas by China, and health and safety measures.
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2020-01-25 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Extended health screenings to passengers who departed from affected areas such as Guangzhou or Guangdong.
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2020-01-25 In Public health measures: General recommendations
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2020-01-22 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Emergency administrative operations increased to Level 3
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2020-01-21 In Public health measures: General recommendations
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2020-01-21 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
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2020-01-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
"Please refer suspected patients to the hospital or call the DDC Hotline 1422."
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2020-01-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Introduction of isolation/quarentine procedures AMONG EXISTING PATIENTS.
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2020-01-18 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
In areas of tourist attractions countrywide
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2020-01-18 In Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
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2020-01-03 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
"Thailand has been implementing surveillance protocol by fever screening of travelers arriving from Wuhan since January 3, 2020, at the Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, and Chiang Mai international airports." Laboratory tests identified confirmed case in Thailand on 12 January 2020, making it the first case in Thailand and also the first case outside China.
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