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July 1 will end all lockdowns in Thailand, including international travel

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The Thai government says it will lift all remaining business and activity lockdowns on July 1, according to the National Security Council chief.

“This includes interprovincial and international travel, as well as the end of emergency decree and curfew.”

The lift of all restrictions, imposed under the country’s emergency decree, would be a “complete reopening of the country”. Officials and the CCSA will spend June getting ready for this milestone in the country’s relatively successful Covid-19 strategy.

But the “end to all restrictions” will still mean some measures will remain in place as part of the new normal for social behaviours. This may be enacted under existing laws and could include a continuation on the wearing of face masks, for example, but none of this has been decided at this stage.

“Authorities will have serious discussions because after the emergency decree ends, other laws will be used instead.”

National Security Council secretary-general General Somsak Rungsita maintained that people’s cooperation is important.

“This concerns the use of face masks, social distancing, hand wash and limited activities. As long as the disease is spreading worldwide, we will have to fight against it for a while.”

The general said that the emergency decree will remain until the end of June and the ban on international travel will continue until then. A third phase of reopenings is scheduled to be put in place for June 1 – an announcement on the lifting of phase three restrictions is expected tomorrow.

It is also expected that curfew hours will also be shortened for June. Some of the restrictions and paperwork required for interprovincial travel will also be eased during June.

Business operators and customers will still be be required to use the Thai Chana mobile app to check ins and check outs of businesses permitted to reopen during the next month.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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    ken jones

    Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Sick shit corrupted shit. That’s Thailnd land of corruption. “The Thai military has more than 1,700 flag officers (generals and admirals), roughly one general for every 212 troops, a bloated number for a military of its size.”

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      Ada

      Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 9:01 pm

      Go back to your country divorced life loser!

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        Gio

        Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7:18 am

        You must be a general or paid poster. Try arguing the point instead of insulting the poster. Truth is all governments are corrupt not just Thailand. This will be like the Asian financial crisis. Thailand will be begging for tourists and business. Demand worldwide is down. Good luck 555

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    Dan

    Friday, May 29, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Firstly… What has THEIR (not your – you’re perhaps living there but they’re not your military to be concerned over)

    Secondly, go back to your country? Insulting him when you do not know him, at all? Ada, you’re quite sick, racist, and being counter productive to yourself.

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    Russ

    Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    I am interested in seeing the process for tourists to access Thailand once the July 1 date arrives.

    14 Day Quarantines will eliminate many tourists if they are subject to a mandatory quarantine.

    I would think that the approach that would make sense is to have the traveling individual to prepay as part of the ticket, for a test and if they test positive, they are set aside in a quarantine or sent back to country of origin.

    In addition, I would anticipate a specific health certificate that would certify Covid 19 free and that the traveler is fit to travel.

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