Thais in Japan advised to register to return home on 2 flights in May

People wear masks as they commute during the morning rush hour Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Chuo district in Tokyo. A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. More than 1,000 cases have been confirmed outside mainland China. Most of the cases outside China involve people from a cruise ship quarantined at a Japanese port. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Thai citizens in Japan, who wish to return home, have been advised to register via the Thai embassy’s website, if they want seats on two repatriation flights in May.

The Thai embassy in Tokyo posted the notice on its Facebook page today, after the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) extended the ban on flights to Thailand until the end of May.

The embassy has arranged for two flights, specifically an ANA/JAL flight on May 9th with 200 seats available and a TG flight on May 10th with just 10 seats available.

The embassy also advised Thai citizens not in a hurry to return home, to delay travel plans, saying that it will issue a new notice when another repatriation flight is approved by the CAAT.

The Thai government has set a limit on arrivals in Thailand of only 200 people per day, in order not to overwhelm state quarantine facilities, because all arrivals will be subject to 14 days in quarantine.

35 Thais are due back in Thailand from Japan today.


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