Thailand bans travellers from India due to rise in COVID cases

Thailand bans travellers from India due to rise in COVID cases

Thailand is the latest country to close its borders to Indian travellers since the COVID-19 situation in India has gone out of control. The Thai Embassy here in New Delhi announced that Saturday onwards, the travellers from India will not be permitted to enter into Thailand, except those who are Thai citizens.

According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), Thailand, the Public Health Ministry, and the Foreign Affairs Ministry are dealing with the issue.

The Thai Embassy has come to the decision that it will not issue any COE or Certificates of Entry to non-Thai nationals for now. Gaining entry into Thailand for international tourists requires a COE, as per the country’s laws. The measure is only temporary, as Covid cases in India are breaking records each day. Each day is a new peak as far as covid cases and deaths are concerned.

Thailand bans travellers from India due to rise in COVID cases

According to the new rule, COEs that have been issued to non-Thai nationals for entry into Thailand from India with arrivates dates after May 1, 2021, will be cancelled.

Furthermore, according to the Thai Embassy, three flights from New Delhi will be permitted to land in Thailand next month. The dates for landing are May 1, 15, and 22. These flights are being arranged to repatriate Thai citizens.

Thailand has always been a preferred destination for Indian travellers, and according to the Foreign Ministry, and the Immigration Bureau, 602 Indian citizens arrived in Thailand this month.

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