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Thailand closes borders to foreigners

 

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Thailand has closed all of its borders - land, sea and air - to foreigners trying to enter the country.

 

However, borders will remain open to Thais returning from overseas and to foreigners who are in possession of a valid work permit. Diplomats will also be able to still enter the country. 

 

The partial closure of borders was one of a number of measures confirmed by the Thai government on Wednesday as part of its recently announced emergency decree.

 

Borders will be closed from 26 March 2020.

 

Business such as factories, hospitals, banks, government agencies, transportation and security can remain open. 

 

The elderly, those with pre-existing health conditions and children aged under 5 years old have been advised to stay home. 

 

Only essential travel between provinces is advised. 

 

No curfew is yet in place.

 

This is a developing story, this post will be updated without warning. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No curfew yet, but partial lockdown is here — Wissanu

 

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The government has no plans for the time being to impose a curfew to stem the spread of the coronavirus but will stringently enforce restrictions on travel and gatherings as the state of emergency starts taking effect after midnight of Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm said this afternoon.

 

But he did not rule out the possibility of a curfew being declared if the ongoing efforts to fight the deadly virus failed.

 

Wissanu said initial restrictions issued under the state of emergency decree imposed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha include a ban on non-Thais travelling into the country.

 

There are few exceptions for Bangkok-based diplomats who need to return to Thailand from overseas trips and pilots and flight attendants of airlines that still operate. But they all need to have fit-to-fly certificates. The same requirement also applies to Thai citizens wanting to return to Thailand.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/no-curfew-yet-but-partial-lockdown-is-here-wissanu/

 

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