The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has announced that the ban on incoming international flights to Thailand has been extended by one month until the end of June.
The announcement, made today May 16th, said that the temporary ban issued on April 27th has been further extended and will now end at midnight on June 30th.
The statement says that the extension of the ban is to maintain the continuity of the prevention and control measures relating to the spread of coronavirus.
It goes on to say that all incoming international flights that have been scheduled between June 1st and June 30th will now be canceled.
Exceptions to the ban include military flights, emergency landings, technical landings, humanitarian and relief flights, repatriation flights, and cargo flights.
The ban was initially implemented following chaos at Suvarnabhumi airport when hundreds of returning Thai citizens refused to go into quarantine. It was then extended until the end of April and again extended at the end of April until May 31st.
However, now the ban will continue for another 30 days as Thailand continues to closely monitor people entering the country.
The announcement follows the Thai Government overturning the CAAT’s decision to reopen Phuket International Airport which will remain closed until further notice.