Thailand which is looking at early recovery from Covid 19 will still be vigilant on foreign travelers into its kingdom. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has recently extended the ban on all international passenger arrivals to June 30.
Although restriction are being removed in the nation, border control are viewed as vital to curb the entry of possible carriers of the virus into the country. There has been no new cases in the country with shops, malls and businesses are all resuming operation.
Even though AirAsia has started operating its flights, oversea travel will be highly contentious as many travelers are skeptical of confined spaces and planes. Malaysians looking for a quick getaway to Phuket or Bangkok after CMCO is lifted and airports opened for oversea travel, will have to wait until end June. However, flight bookings should be kept on hold in case of a second wave.
The ban was first enforced from April 4 to April 6 before it was extended to April 18. Later, it was further extended to April 30 and May 31. Since May 1 five airlines have resumed domestic flights to 17 airports in Thailand. Even as the COVID-19 situation in Thailand continued to improve in mid-April, Thailand has extended the state of emergency to May 31.
Thailand today reported zero new COVID-19 cases and fatalities, keeping the number of infections at 3,025 with 56 deaths.