11 July 2024

The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to suspend issuance of certificates of entry (COE) to all foreigners travelling to Thailand from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal immediately.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Thanee Saengrat said today that the decision, by the operations centre of the CCSA, came after a pregnant Thai woman and one of her three sons, who returned to Thailand last month from Pakistan and entered state quarantine,were found to be infected with the Indian COVID-19 variant.

He said, however, that Thais returning from these three countries, and India, can still enter Thailand, adding that the suspension of the issuance of COEs to foreigners is temporary,at a time when Thailand is on full alert to prevent the Indian variant or B.1.617.1 from crossing its borders.

A similar measure was earlier applied to foreigners who want to travel to Thailand from India.

Two groups of Thai people are scheduled to fly back to Thailand on four flights from India on May 15th and May 22nd.