Thailand Precaution Measures for the Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Thailand Precaution Measures for the Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Notice from Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai tourism industry.
On behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai tourism industry, I would
like to inform all our global supporters, business partners, friends and well-wishers that the
Royal Thai Government is doing everything possible to ensure maximum health protection and
safeguards against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Since 3 January, Thai health authorities have set up infrared thermo scan units at
Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Krabi International Airports for round-the clock screening of all passengers, especially from China. Thailand’s Department of Disease
Control (DDC) is also handing out a ‘Health Beware Card’ for travellers arriving in Thailand.
The DDC has also issued the “Alert Code of Novel Coronavirus 2019 in Wuhan, China (Alert
Level 1: General health care)” on its website (click: Novel Coronavirus 2019 Pneumonia), which
provides information on the 2019-nCoV, the current situation locally and internationally, and
recommendations for international travellers.
Thailand has an effective surveillance and screening system for disease control thanks to
extensive experience in dealing with medical conditions; such as, SARS, MERS, avian flu and
others. If any suspected cases are identified, they will be immediately quarantined and
subjected to further tests.
As well as the recommendations from the Ministry of Public Health, tourists and visitors can
also follow the guidelines issued by the WHO. This includes the advice on how to “Reduce
Your Risk of Coronavirus Infection”.
All current information, which can be independently verified, notifies that the virus is under
control in Thailand and life is proceeding normally.
The people of Thailand would like to express their concern and sympathy with the government
and people of the People’s Republic of China. We pray and hope that their preventive
measures will prove successful, and that they will be able to overcome this crisis in minimum
possible time.
Yuthasak Supasorn
International Public Relations Division
Tel. 66 2253 7418
Fax: 66 2253 7419

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