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

Oct 26. 2020
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By The Nation

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.

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.

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