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Thailand is one of seven safe countries by the US travel advisory

10 Aug 2020

The new US travel advisory lists only seven countries as being at low risk for Covid-19 infection – and among them is Thailand. Though Thailand remains closed to most foreign tourists, and a leading epidemiologist recommends it to remain so for another 6-18 months, the health service Committee Secretary-General said today that the inclusion on the low-risk list is "a major change and positive news for Thailand." 

Other low-risk places are Fiji, New Zealand, and islands in the Caribbean, like Saba, Saint Barthélemy, and Bonorae.

The US State Department and the Centers for disease and prevention produce the travel advisory, focused on a yearly review of sicknesses, travel risks, critical healthcare services, and health personnel, as well as the management of disease control in each country. 

From the 241 countries and territories in the world, 207 are in the high-risk group, 13 are in the very low-risk group, including Brunei, Laos, Macau, Taiwan, and Timor-Leste. As for now, there are still not enough details available to make the evaluate other countries and regions possible. 

Source: Thai PBS