The Thai National Committee for Emerging Infectious Diseases agreed to welcome three groups of people to the country, not tourists in general.
Deputy Prime Minister / Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said the committee approved a draft permit for the three groups of people after the Committee meeting,
The first group is diplomats, consuls, international organization representatives, shipping agents, and foreigners with work permits.
The second group consists of the Thai returnee group and, except for COVID-19 patients in Thailand, the third group consists of foreign patients seeking care for medical treatment.
Tourists would not be allowed in, for the time being, Anutin said.
Thai and foreigners planning long stays should be quarantined. It was not decided that the requirement would also apply to business people with a fixed stay at 14 days, he said.
He also said that the visitors would not be forced to wear a face mask because it is their right to decide to wear it or not. However, provincial governors were allowed in their provinces to demand the use of facial masks, Anutin said.
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