COVID-19: International flight suspension extended

20 May 20



Thailand recently extended the suspension of all incoming international flights again to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points:

  • The temporary ban on incoming international passenger flights to Thailand has been extended from June 1 to June 30.
  • There are exceptions for state or military aircraft, emergency landings, technical landings without passengers exiting the plane, repatriation flights, humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and cargo flights.
  • Passengers on such flights arriving in Thailand will enter a 14-day quarantine and are subject to regulations defined by the Emergency Decree on the State of Emergency.

Background: The temporary flight ban was initially implemented in April. The ban was extended 12 days later until the end of April. At the end of April, it was extended again until the end of May. It has now been extended until the end of June.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should anticipate significant disruptions to employee mobility and all but essential business. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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