The Consulate in Chaing Mai is receiving emails and calls about the current status of Covid-19. The consulate is not in receipt of any specific updates or briefings on this issue. This post shares useful websites to get updated information.

If you have questions regarding any impact COVID-19 may have on your travel, please contact your airline/travel provider for advice.

The Consulate relies upon, and the best place for information for travelers or ex-pats in Thailand is the Australian Government Smartraveller website.  The site provides a specific page for – Thailand.  It is worth monitoring for ongoing & updated information: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/thailand

There is also a specific bulletin on the coronavirus – https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronavirus-covid-19.

Smartraveller as of 12 March

This extract is from the Thailand smartraveller webpage:

– Latest update: Thailand has designated COVID-19 as a dangerous communicable disease. If you have COVID-19 symptoms you may be hospitalised or quarantined. If you’ve travelled from or through China, Macau, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy or Iran you’ll be quarantined for 14 days. To board a flight to Thailand from any of these countries, you’ll need a medical certificate confirming you don’t have COVID-19. Contact your airline or the nearest Thai Embassy for the latest on entry requirements.

COVID-19

Thailand has confirmed a number of COVID-19 cases. It has designated COVID-19 as a dangerous communicable disease. If you’ve got COVID-19 symptoms you may be hospitalised or quarantined.

If you’ve travelled from or through China, Macau, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy or Iran you’ll need to disclose your local address and travel plans and be quarantined for 14 days. To board a flight to Thailand from any of these countries, you’ll need a medical certificate confirming you don’t have COVID-19.

Check with your airline, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) or the nearest Thai Embassy for the latest on entry requirements.

If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor before travelling.

Chiang Mai

There is also a Facebook page on Chiang Mai Health and Safety News you can monitor.

More information:

 

Returning to Australia

Information on Australia or for Australians returning to Australia is available on:

the Department of Home Affairs website:

– https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

The Department of Health website:

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

 

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