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Air travellers to five provinces face quarantine on arrival

May 02. 2020
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By THE NATION

Travellers landing at Phitsanulok, Buri Ram, Krabi, Trang, and Nakhon Phanom airports will be quarantined, the Department of Airports director-general, Tawee Gasisam-ang, said.

On Friday (May 1), four airlines -- Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air and VietJet Air -- resumed flights to 14 provincial airports across Thailand – Lampang, Mae Sot, Phitsanulok, Buri Ram, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Roi Et, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Krabi.

Tawee said that those who take a flight to Phitsanulok must be quarantined for 14 days at home with their families if they are local people, or in hotels that are part of the "Save Phisanulok" programme for 14 days.

However, those who arrive at Phitsanulok airport for taking another flight need not to be quarantined.

Those who take a flight to Buriram must be quarantined as weel, he added.

Krabi airport, meanwhile, informed that vistiors must have a medical certificate from their point of embarkation that they are free from Covid-19.

Those who do not have certificate will be sent to a local quarantine centre, the director-general said.

Trang, meanwhile, is ready to receive locals. But those on a work visit must have documents related to their work and a medical certificate from their place of origin. In addition, they will be in quarantine in Trang for 14 days.

Nakhon Phanom will allow only passengers to enter the passenger terminal, not their relatives and friends. The province also has barred migrant workers from entering without the governor’s permission.

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