Thailand: Govt reports three imported cases as Thais get all-clear to travel to UK

  • Thailand
  • Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

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BANGKOK, Sept 19 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): The Foreign Ministry’s deputy spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun said on Friday (September 18) that the United Kingdom will no longer require people travelling from Thailand to undergo 14-day quarantine.

This regulation goes into effect as of Saturday 4am UK time.The UK Department of Transport’s website states that Thailand and Singapore have been included in the “travel corridor” list as the number of Covid-19 infections in both countries has dropped.

Other countries included in the “travel corridor” are Brunei, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Vietnam.“Including Thailand in the list is good news because it will have a very positive effect, especially in the Thai business sector.

It will also make travel convenient for students.

Thailand’s efficiency in curbing the Covid-19 outbreak has been recognised by many countries and international organisations.

“Several countries have removed Thailand from the ‘watch’ list, while many, like Israel and Germany, no longer require travellers from Thailand to undergo mandatory quarantine.”

However, Natapanu said that though Thailand has been successful in managing and controlling infections, the pandemic is still alarming.

As for returnees and travellers from the UK, they will still have to undergo 14-day quarantine in line with the government’s prevention measures.

Meanwhile, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported three new cases over a 24-hour period on Saturday (Sept 19).

All three were asymptomatic cases; one Thai had returned from Brazil and two from Yemen.

The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand increased to 3,500 (562 in state quarantine), of whom 103 are in hospital and 3,338 have recovered and been discharged, while the death toll is 59.

According to Worldometer, as of 10 am on Saturday, the total number of confirmed global cases increased to 30.69 million (increasing by 319,240 over a 24-hour period), over 22 million have recovered, 61,405 are in serious condition and 956,421 have died.

Thailand is 131st for most cases in the world, while the US has the most number with 6.92 million, followed by India 5.3 million, Brazil 4.49 million, Russia 1.09 million and Peru 756,412. - The Nation Thailand/Asian News Network
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