Only 10 international travelers found infected with Covid-19 upon their arrival in Thailand since the reopening, Public Health Ministry reports

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Only 10 travelers, accountable for 0.08 percent, tested positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus upon arriving in Thailand since the first day of the country opening, according to the Ministry of Public Health’s reports today, November 5th.

Dr. Sumanee Watcharasin, the Director of Risk Communication and Health Behavior Development Bureau from the Ministry of Public Health, revealed the recent statistic of incoming visitors after the reopening on November 1st that a total of 13,229 people have arrived in Thailand, including 9,210 people in Suvarnabhumi Airport, 4,005 people in Phuket, and 182 people in Samui.

Of that, only 10 people were found infected, accountable for a 0.08 percent infection rate of all visitors.

The 10 most visiting countries are 1.) the United States 1,593 people 2.) Germany 1,592 people 3.) the United Kingdom 1,006 people 4.) Japan 935 people 5.) Switzerland 624 people 6.) Sweden 511 people 7.) South Korea 499 people 8.) Netherlands 363 people 9.) The United Arab Emirates 350 people and 10.) China 345 people.

Before landing, airline staff had also briefly checked and scanned through the document of their passengers to shorten the processing and time at the airports. When arriving, travelers will be asked to conduct a health screening and a RT-PCR test at their SHA+ hotel.

The results will be on average within 6 hours before visitors can enter the Sandbox or Test & Go system in the following step if proved negative, Dr. Sumanee stated.

TPN media notes, however, that some reports including from prominent bloggers have come on social media stating that wait times for the test results could potentially be much longer, with some reporting as long as over a day.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.