Travel restrictions to curb Covid-19

Currently, there are no signs of lockdown and travel restrictions from the Thai government; they also have given the green light to provincial offices to implement their own set of rules. 41 provinces have opted to close nightlife venues for the next two weeks starting today. 

However, the lack of national regulation appears to be concerning Thai aviation businesses, such as Thai AirAsia.

Thailand’s Covid-19 recent updates

Aviation businesses want travel restrictions

Airline businesses appear to be very concerned with the repercussions of inter-provincial travel amidst a surge of Covid-19 cases. 

Airlines In Thailand Apprehensive About Travel During Songkran, Looks To Govt For Help
Image credit: Post Up News

A majority of the passengers haven’t cancelled their bookings during Songkran with Thai Air Asia, according to the Director of Asian Aviation and CEO of Thai AirAsia, Plc. Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld. 

He alluded to wanting the Thai government to impose travel restrictions, as short-term revenue loss in the tourist industry would be easier to recover from than another nation-wide lockdown, reported The Thaiger

Double check your flight tickets

It’s highly recommended to check your flight tickets and refund policy during this time, because of the uncertain situation. Staying at home and staying safe is certainly one ideal way to spend Songkran holidays. 

Quarantine updates for Thailand: 

Cover images adapted from: Post Up News (Left), @jackmtravels (Right)

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