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).

Thailand has declared COVID-19 a dangerous contagious disease: what it means to tourists?

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.

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 ( and the Department of Disease Control (

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