Tell embassy before flying home, Thais abroad urged

  • Thailand
  • Tuesday, 07 Apr 2020

THAIS stranded overseas should contact their local Thai embassy or consulate as soon as possible if they plan to return home, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said.

CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin made the announcement yesterday, adding that the latest repatriation flight, carrying 111 Thai pilgrims back from Indonesia, was due to arrive here today.

The government has ordered mandatory 14-day state quarantine for all returnees.

“The Songkhla Provincial Public Health Office and related authorities are ready to take returnees to quarantine areas in line with measures to contain the Covid-19 virus,” Dr Taweesin said.

He urged people who wanted to return to the country to contact their embassy or consulate as the government needed to know the number of returnees and their date of arrival.“Parents of children overseas can contact the emergency operations centre at Suvarnabhumi Airport for help,” he said. — The Nation/ANN

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