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Vacationers on cruise ships will be allowed to disembark in Thailand, CCSA says

Oct 22. 2020
Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin
Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin
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By The Nation

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Wednesday resolved to allow foreigners to disembark luxury cruise liners that drop anchor in Thailand, the centre’s spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said.

The Tourism and Sports Ministry has said some 60 boats carrying 650 foreigners have asked for permission to enter the country. They are expected to generate revenue of up to Bt2.1 billion.

The travellers will have to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine and be tested for the virus three times. If they test negative, then they will be allowed to travel across Thailand.

CCSA is set to formally discuss the reduction of the quarantine period next week. It also decided on Wednesday to extend the state of emergency put in place nationwide to curb Covid-19 infections by another month to the end of November.

The centre will propose its resolution to the Cabinet on October 27, he added.

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