CCSA welcomes six groups of foreign travellers, hoping to stimulate Thai economy

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Monday that it approved reopening the country’s borders to welcome foreign visitors, both short and long term, according to local media. 

Dr Thaweesin Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesperson, said that all travellers permitted to enter the country must abide by the strict 14 days of state quarantine measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The six groups are as follows:

1. Foreign athletes who participate in the Chalerm Prakiat International Cycling Race from Samut Songkhram to Suratthani on October 6-16. The group will be under 14 days of state quarantine at the local hotel. 

2. A group of 340 Thai Airways pilots and cabin crew on the repatriation flight to Thailand. The group will be under state quarantine as they operated in the US.

3. Holders of non-immigrant types of visa, who are businesspeople without a work permit and are willing to enter Thailand for business purposes by providing a six-month bank statement, equivalent to at least 500,000 baht. 

4. Holders of Special Tourist Visa which the prime minister will discuss with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and related agencies for the policy.

5. Approximately 100,000 of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Cardholders from low-risk countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, China, and Hong Kong.

6. Foreigners who wish to stay in Thailand for 60 days can extend the duration for an extra 30 days by providing a six-month bank statement, equivalent to at least 500,000 baht, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for permission.

The CCSA also approved a proposal for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) tour in Thailand which will be held on January 2021, said Dr Thaweesin.

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