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Thailand Declares COVID-19 A Dangerous Contagious DiSease: What It Means To Tourists?

4 March 2020
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TAT’s Infographic On Thai Tourism Industry’s COVID-19 Control Measures,Bangkok, 02 March 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide an infographic on the Thai tourism industry’s measures to prevent Coronavirus DiSease 2019 (COVID-19). The information includes procedures upon arrival at the point of entry, on business and on tour.

Coronavirus DiSease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation In Thailand As Of 2 March 2020, 11.00 Hrs.

 

TAT’s Recommendations: What Travellers Need To Know When Planning A Trip To Thailand

Stringent health surveillance systems help tourism and travel activities go on as usual.

 

Bangkok, 28 February 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to reiterate the following recommendations for travellers amid the country’s strict system of monitoring and containment of the Coronavirus DiSease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Here’s what travellers need to know when planning a trip to Thailand. 

Before embarkation from original destinations 
– Kindly comply with the primary fever screening at check-in counters before being allowed to board the aircraft. 

– Travellers showing signs of the COVID-19 symptoms (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or dyspnoea) are subject to further medical evaluation and treatment and will be advised to delay the travel. 

Onboard the aircraft & upon arrival 
– Kindly practice frequent hand hygiene (washing with soap or using alcohol-based gel). 

– All passengers are advised to wear a hygienic mask during the flight. 

– Be aware that passengers showing signs of the COVID-19 symptoms are subject to be isolated while onboard, and to be referred for further medical evaluation and treatment upon arrival. 

– Please follow the airline’s infection control guidance and restriction. 

– Kindly comply with the primary fever screening by thermo scanners and infrared thermometers and answer a questionnaire on your travel History and contact information. 

– Travellers who have been in contact or seated in close vicinity of suspected cases will be followed up for 14 days in accordance with the disease prevention and control standards. 

– Travellers with a body temperature 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher and have respiratory symptoms with a history of travel to COVID-19 epidemic areas will be isolated and transferred to a designated hospital for quarantine or treatment. 

While in Thailand 
– Kindly practice frequent hand hygiene measures (washing with soap or using alcohol-based gel). 

– Kindly comply with the primary fever screening primary fever screening at attractions. Travellers showing signs of the COVID-19 symptoms are subject to further medical evaluation and treatment. 

– Travellers are advised to wear a hygienic mask during travel while avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, and avoid visiting crowded places. 

– If travellers feel sick, do seek medical care as soon as possible, please inform the healthcare worker about the details of your travel history. 

– For information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155. 

– Tourists can keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (www.tatnews.org) and the Department of Disease Control (https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php).

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Thailand Declares COVID-19 A Dangerous Contagious DiSease: What It Means To Tourists?

Bangkok, 25 February, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide clarification regarding the latest move by the National Communicable DiSease Committee (NCDC) to declare the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a dangerous contagious disease. 

The declaration is a proactive measure aimed at safeguarding public health, thus further reaffirming Thailand’s strong capacities and its very strict system of monitoring and containment of the disease. This does not mean that Thailand has entered the third phase of the outbreak. 

The NCDC has made such decision to allow health authorities to effectively prevent and control the disease. In the event of an urgent necessity, it has the authority to close various locations and order patients or suspected patients to temporarily cease working. 

What does this mean to tourists? 

All tourism and travel activities are continuing as per usual with stringent health surveillance systems and stepped up hygiene measures in place. 

What measures are in place for tourists?   

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) is continuing to implement strict surveillance at all points of entry including ground, sea and air. The Ministry is constantly following the situation and is adjusting the criteria for surveillance regularly to ensure maximum effectiveness in disease control. 

All tourism-related businesses, both in the Thai public and private sectors across the Kingdom, have stepped up hygiene measures and are working together to combat the crisis. 

TAT’s recommendations for tourists 

All incoming visitors are advised to “travel safely” by practising daily hygiene habits: frequently wash hands with water and soap or alcohol gel; avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth; strictly comply with the recommendations of “eat cooked food, use serving spoons and wash hands”, and wear hygienic masks when in a crowded area. 

While travelling, avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, avoid visiting crowded places, and wear a surgical mask if you have respiratory symptoms. 

TAT would like to emphasise that the Thai tourism industry will do everything possible to strictly implement preventive measures and heighten active surveillance for all tourists in Thailand to protect all from being exposed to the virus. This is consistent with the policy of the Thai tourism industry to provide and maintain quality services. 

Tourists can keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (www.tatnews.org) and the Department of Disease Control (DDC) (https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php)

If any tourists become sick while travelling, do seek medical care early, or contact the Department of Disease Control Hotline 1422. For information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or the Tourist Police 1155.

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