Mask up! Foreign visitors warned of penalties for violating illness management laws

Foreign guests are being advised to masks up and observe Thailand’s illness management laws, or face prosecution… possibly even a 20,000 baht fantastic for not wearing a mask. The warning comes after reviews that many foreigners travelling for enterprise haven’t been sporting masks and plenty of have gathered for events, which a spokesperson says led to Covid-19 transmission.
In today’s Covid task pressure press briefing, CCSA spokesperson Apisamai Srirangson identified that many guests getting into those Thailand’s “sandbox” programme to attend enterprise meetings haven’t been following disease control measures set by the CCSA. Apparently, Myths had warned travellers about Thailand’s rules and provincial representatives reported the violations to the CCSA. Apisamai says visitors will face charges in the event that they break disease control legal guidelines.
“Visitors must comply, or they are going to be prosecuted.”

The calls to put on masks have been reiterated through the English-language CCSA briefing by deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Natapanu Nopakun who mentioned that underneath the Communicable Disease Act, the public should at all times wear masks.
“You’re required to wear masks while in public spaces and whereas doing actions in groups… There is a most of 20,000 baht for failing to take action.”

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