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Government to draw up list of Covid-19 low-risk countries to consider easing restrictions


The Public Health Ministry will make a list of low-risk countries for the Covid-19 pandemic, which will be submitted to the Interior Ministry to draw up criteria for further easing restrictions on entry of foreigners into the country.

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Government Spokesman Anuchai Burapachaisri said that the list would also be used to consider reduction of the quarantine period from the current mandatory 14 days.

Danucha Pichayanan, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Council, said that it was important to set up clear criteria to grant foreigners entry.

The Centre for Economic Situation Administration at a recent meeting reportedly discussed the private sector's proposal to ease restrictions on the entry of foreign investors and business persons, including a shorter quarantine period.

The Public Health, Tourism and Sports and Foreign ministries are jointly drawing up clearer rules on this.

Published : October 25, 2020

By : The Nation