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Businessmen next to be allowed to enter Thailand

5 Aug 2020

Next week, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will consider further lightening the ban on foreign visitors entering Thailand.

Speaking after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Gen Prayut, who chairs the CCSA, said the cabinet had discussed the possibility of further relaxation in order to allow foreign businessmen running major businesses to enter Thailand to conduct their transactions, though under strict health security measures.

The matter will come up at next week's CCSA meeting, Gen Prayut said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul said on Tuesday that the prime minister had instructed the ministry to work with the CCSA to come up with measures to prepare for the arrival of foreign visitors to ensure the safety of public health while keeping the economy functioning.

He said trade and business talks need to continue while foreign experts also have to fly in to operate machinery at Thailand's industrial plants.

In other news, Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allowed certain Thais groups to re-enter the country, effective July 29, according to a statement issued by Tokyo's Thai embassy.

The first group includes those who are on business for short-term stays.

The other group consists of those who enter Japan through the "residence track," which includes business managers, intra-company transfers, engineers, humanities specialists, those who work in international services, nursing, highly skilled professionals, technical training interns, specified skilled workers, and designated activities (startups). 

No cases of the novel coronavirus' local transmission have been reported during the past 71 days.

Source Bangkok Post