11 July 2024

The Government is preparing about 3,500 private hotel rooms, in Bangkok and in the provinces, to house returning Thais in quarantine once the ban on incoming international flights, imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), expires.

Deputy Defence Minister General Chaicharn Changmongkol and Defence Permanent Secretary General Nath Intharacharoen held a meeting with officials today to discuss preparations.

In addition to the quarantine facilities, he said that hospitals will also be prepared to accommodate those who test positive for COVID-19. There will also be medical personnel and guards stationed at the hotels to look after those in quarantine.

The Government is urging the returnees to adhere strictly to the rules, during the 14-day quarantine period, and asked their families not to be overly concerned, because those in quarantine will be well looked after.

Currently, about 768 returnees are quarantined at Sattahip naval base, the Air Force’s flying school in Nakhon Pathom province and four hotels in Bangkok.