The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has decided to extend the ban on all incoming passenger flights to Thailand by a further 12 days.
The ban will now end on April 18th at 11.59 pm, after initially being imposed for three days between April 4th and April 6th.
The order, signed by CAAT Director-General, Chula Sukamanop, says that military aircraft, state aircraft, emergency landings, technical landings without passengers disembarking, medical aid and humanitarian flights are exempt from the ban.
Repatriation flights are also exempt as Thailand tries to get citizens home from around Asia and across the world.
The ban was initially put in place after hundreds of Thai citizens refused to go into quarantine when landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.
Source: The Nation