COVID-19: Visitors from Singapore to Thailand do not need to self-quarantine, says tourism authority

Radisson Blu Dhaka Welcomes Coca Cola’s Chairman
March 7, 2020
Bhutan’s neighbors ‘undermining’ elite tourism strategy
March 8, 2020

Visitors from Singapore to Thailand will not have to quarantine themselves amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Tourism Authority of Thailand confirmed on Wednesday (Mar 4).

This comes after the Thailand’s Health Ministry announced on Tuesday afternoon that Singapore was among nine places listed as “high-risk”, and that visitors from Singapore would have to quarantine themselves for two weeks upon arrival.Advertisement

That announcement was withdrawn on Tuesday evening, leading to confusion among tourists.

At about 4.20pm on Wednesday, the Singapore branch of the Tourism Authority of Thailand posted on Facebook about the situation.

The post read: “To date, we have not received any official government announcement on the quarantine/restriction for visitors from Singapore travelling to Thailand.”

More stringent health monitoring measures to contain the COVID-19 spread are in place at all entry checkpoints into Thailand, the post added.Advertisement

“We sincerely apologise for not being able to answer all of your calls and emails to us yesterday and today due to the high volume of requests. We hope that this notice will help you understand the current situation better,” it added.