EU to allow flights from ‘safe’ Thailand, only nation in SEA

When the European Union allows people to fly into its member nations tomorrow, Thailand will be the only country in Southeast Asia whose citizens would be allowed to do so. 

The union yesterday named Thailand among 14 countries deemed “safe” to enter the region due to its success in containing the coronavirus pandemic. 

The other 13 nations on the list, which is subject to change, are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Tunisia and Uruguay. Excluded: China and the United States.

In early January, Thailand became the first country outside China to report a COVID-19 case. Since then it has confirmed only 3,171 infections and 58 deaths, and no local transmission has been detected in over a month.

The list and other travel criteria are to be finalized later today.

Related

Current list of who can fly into Thailand starting Wednesday

Paywall: You’re outta here, Coconuts stories are free for all

We have removed our paywall on all Coconuts stories. This does not mean the end of COCO+ Membership at all, but the value proposition is changing.

Rather than being a transactional subscription – whereby you pay for access to content – it is now a true membership program – whereby Coconuts stories are free for everyone but super-fans can monetarily support our independent journalism, and get added member benefits.

If you'd like to support Coconuts, you can become a COCO+ Member for as little as US$5 per year. Thank you!

READ MORE

CITY: BANGKOKCATEGORY: NEWSSUB-CATEGORIES: HEALTHTAGS: ,

Leave a Reply

Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on
MOST POPULAR

Send this to a friend