Singaporeans need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Thailand?? Thai Embassy clarifies…

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Healthy but still need to self-quarantine when Singaporeans arrive in Thailand???

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The Thai embassy has clarified that this is applicable only to visitors who are feeling unwell.

According to a press conference by the Thai embassy, healthy visitors need not self-quarantine. However, the cooperation of visitors with the relevant authorities is needed.

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What if I don’t want to cooperate with the Thai authorities?

  • Visitors who do not cooperate with authorities will be deported to their country of origin

Who needs to be under self-quarantine?

  • Those who are unwell and come from countries where there is an outbreak
  • Symptoms include: fever, coughing, runny nose, sore throat, problems breathing

How to self-quarantine?

  • Those with a house in Thailand, are required to self-quarantine in the residences for 14 days and follow the guidelines
  • Those without a house in Thailand are required to provide evidence of the accommodation to the disease control officials for tracking purposes

Self-quarantine in Thailand

  • Refrain from leaving the residence
  • Stay in separate rooms and keep a distance of at least 1m from others
  • Required to record temperature and symptoms daily
  • If a high temperature is detected, individual will be moved to a medical facility for treatment immediately
  • If condition worsens, individuals will have to inform officials within 3 hours

What if I break the mandatory self-quarantine order?

  • Maximum of 1 year imprisonment and/or a fine of up to 100 000 baht
  • Take effect once a revision of high-risk countries and places is made and published in the royal gazette
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