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10-Day Quarantine For Travelers To Thailand Begins April 1

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Travelers visiting Thailand from April 1 will now only be required to do 10 days mandatory quarantine reduced from 14, with exception of 11 countries with variant strains of Covid-19.

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) announced the 11 excluded countries this week which are: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Cameroon, DR Congo, Tanzania and Ghana.

Foreigners wishing to enter Thailand between April 1 and Sept 30 must have:

  1. Valid Visa or re-entry permit, in line with the purpose of your visit
  2. Health Insurance that *expressly* states coverage of at least 100,000 USD in medical expenses in Thailand, including tratment for COVID-19
  3. Certificate of Entry (COE)
  4. COVID-19-free Health Certificate – With RT-PCR lab test result attached issued no more than 72 hours before your travel date/time
    “The Fit to Fly health certificate is no longer required.”
  5. Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) Reservation Confirmation for your I 0-day quarantine.

The following nationalities may enter Thailand without a visa for no more than 45 days until 30 September 2021 under the Visa Exemption scheme:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman. Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Peru, Hong Kong, and Vietnam

Those entering on Visa Exemption still need the above-mentioned documents (items 2-5) to travel.

All foreigners entering Thailand must download the Thailand Plus app before arriving in the country.

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Thonglor Police Chief And His Deputy Transferred To Inactive Posts Over Covid Cluster

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The Thonglor police chief and his deputy have been transferred to inactive posts at the operations centre of the Metropolitan Police Division 5 headquarters effective immediately.

Pol Col Duangchote Suwanjaras, superintendent of Thonglor police station, and Pol Lt Col Thanakorn Ngamyen, the station’s acting deputy superintendent have been kicked out after it came to light the latest Covid cluster originated from two clubs in their district.

A committee was set up on April 9 by Pol Maj Gen Sopon Sarapat, the commander of Metropolitan Police Division 5, to conduct an investigation into the origin of the outbreak.

In order to ensure the investigation was just, fair and transparent, it was deemed both officers had to be transferred.

Under the same order, Pol Col Kampanat Aroonkirirote, deputy commander of Metropolitan Police Division 5, was assigned as acting Thonglor police chief and Pol Thanathip Chompuwanich, chief of crime suppression at Thonglor police station, as acting deputy chief of the station during their absence.

The order is effective from Monday 12th April until further notice.

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CAAT Bans Food & Drinks On Domestic Flights

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CAAT Bans Food

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has prohibited airlines from serving food and drinks to passengers onboard domestic flights in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 beginning April 13.

The order also covers the eating and drinking of food or beverages brought by passengers.

The ban will be in effect until the situation improves or a new regulation is announced.

CAAT has also prohibited the distribution of newspapers, magazines or any pamphlets, except those related to safety, to minimize passengers touching surfaces that could spread the virus.

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Managers Of Two Covid Hit Clubs Jailed For 2 Months

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Covid Hit Club Managers Jailed For 2 Months

Two managers running covid hit clubs in Bangkok have been sentenced to two months jail time without parole for violating the Emergency Decree and the Entertainment Place Act of 1978.

Metropolitan Police Sub-division 5 commander Pol Maj Gen Sopon Sarapat revealed on Sunday the pair had been sentenced on Friday by the Bangkok South Criminal Court.

He added police were now seeking 5-year closure orders against Krystal Club and Emerald Club located in the Thonglor district of the capital.

Following the outbreak, The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration ordered pubs, bars and clubs connected with the latest outbreak to close for 14 days. This was soon followed up with a government shutdown of entertainment venues across 41 provinces to close for at least 14 days.

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