Thailand recorded 245 new COVID-19 cases and no fatalities today (Sunday). 181 of them are locally acquired infections, 21 are in state quarantine and 43 were found during proactive screening. There are 3,803 patients currently undergoing treatment.
AIR ASIA SUSPENDS HUA HIN FLIGHTS TO CHIANG MAI & UDON THANI
Air Asia has announced that flights between Hua Hin and Chiang Mai and Udon Thani, the only currently scheduled flights from the airport, will be suspended between 15th and 31st January. Let’s hope that they will resume in February, although this will be Covid-dependent; stay tuned!
Travelling to Phuket from Phetchaburi or Prachuap Khiri Khan has new restrictions now because of the ‘red zone’ designation. This is applicable from now until 31 January 2021.
- You must do a COVID19 test 72 hours before travel or on arrival + 14-day quarantine if coming from: Samut Sakhon, Rayong, Chonburi, Trat, Chanthaburi, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Prakan & 4 districts in Bangkok (Nong Khaem, Bang Phlat, Bang Khae & Bang Khun Thian)
- Strict 14-day quarantine from: Tak, Saraburi, Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya, Suphanburi, Lopburi, Singburi, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Ranong, Chumphon, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Sa Kaew, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Samut Songkhram, Ang Thong, Chachoengsao, Prachinburi & Bangkok.
- If you travel from these 11 provinces you must do self monitoring for 14-days in your accommodation: Sukhothai, Uthai Thani, Buriram, Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan, Chainat, Phetchabun, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Surat Thani & Phang Nga. Please note, this isn’t strict home quarantine.
- If you are going to Phuket from one of the five highly controlled provinces you need to have written permission to leave and a good reason to travel. For everywhere else the minimum is to download the Mor Chana app, and register online.
RAIL SERVICES SUSPENSION
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has suspended the service of its 42 trains until the end of February to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The SRT has announced that the 12 weekend sightseeing trains will be out of service from Saturday, January 9, 2021, and 30 regular passenger rail services will be suspended starting on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
For more information, please contact the SRT hotline 1690 (24 hours) or follow the Facebook Page: Public Relations and Tourism Service Center, SRT
VACCINATION EXPECTED ROLL-OUT
INTER-PROVINCIAL TRAVEL PERTMITS
The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) panel has expanded the issuers of the permits required to enter and leave the 5 provinces with heavy COVID-19 infections.
CCSA spokesman said for the public, the papers may be released by district chiefs, directors of district offices, kamnans, village heads, assistant chiefs of local administrative organizations and heads of police stations.
For state officials, the permits may be secured from heads of their offices, and for private businesses and organizations which transport goods across the provinces, their owners or supervisors have the authority to issue the permits.
Follow us on Facebook for English language video updates on Thailand’s Covid-19 Situation.
Royal Coast Review – Broadcasting Live Daily