Media rumors of the Thai Government removing China and South Korea from the covid-19 high-risk list are untrue according to Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesperson for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration.
Yesterday, many reports emerged claiming that the government had removed both countries from the list of high-risk nations in relation to coronavirus.
This would have meant that nationals from the two countries would be allowed to enter Thailand again when the ban on incoming international flights is lifted at the end of May.
However, the issue was directly addressed by Dr. Visanuyothin who said that the matter had been proposed by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Public Health Minister but is still under consideration.
He said the National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC) will make the ultimate decision regarding which nations remain and are excluded from the list.
The concern over allowing Chinese citizens to enter Thailand again was also addressed by Dr. Visanuyothin who said that if China is removed from the list there are strict measures in place to limit inbound flights.
Passengers who travel to Thailand after the flight ban is lifted will require a fit-to-fly medical certificate before they are allowed to board.
Upon arrival, they will also need to follow other regulations such as a mandatory quarantine period.
Due to these restrictions, he said that now is not an appropriate time for any tourists to consider visiting Thailand.