A group of 32 Thai citizens who were stranded at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo arrived back in Thailand on Wednesday.
However, six of the 32 passengers failed a health screening at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok and were sent to a hospital. The remaining passengers have been placed into a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The Thai citizens ended up stranded in the Tokyo airport after a nationwide ban on incoming flights to Thailand was announced by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT).
After being trapped at the airport in Japan for four nights, the Thai Embassy in Tokyo eventually gained permission to fly the Thai citizens back to Thailand due to special circumstances.
There are currently more than 100 Thai citizens trapped in airports across many countries including 60 in South Korea and the Netherlands, and some in the United Kingdom and Qatar.
At present, the Thai Government will allow no more than 200 people to enter Thailand per day.