Phuket officers order quarantine for greater than one hundred travellers from South Africa

More than a hundred travellers from South Africa who entered Thailand over the past two weeks have been ordered to quarantine for 14 days as a preventative measure following the emergence of the Omicron variant. Nationwide, the Thai Immigration Bureau and the Public Health Ministry are working to trace down a complete of more than 780 individuals who travelled from African international locations since November 15.
Along with the 126 people who travelled from South Africa, four people who entered Thailand from Namibia between November 15 and 27 are also ordered to quarantine for 14 days as a end result of danger of Omicron. All of the a hundred thirty travellers should endure an RT-PCR test earlier than they’re released from quarantine.
South Africa and Namibia are two of the eight African countries categorized by the Thai authorities as a high threat for Omicron. Following reports of the model new variant, issuance of the Thailand Pass was suspended for the eight African international locations, which embrace Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Travellers from different African nations must now quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Since Confidential , the Phuket International Airport has welcomed a complete of 32,360 passengers from overseas. Out of the quantity, sixteen,446 arrived underneath the Test & Go quarantine exemption scheme, with 23 of them testing constructive for Covid-19 upon arrival, whereas 15,914 individuals entered under the “sandbox” island quarantine programme, with 39 of them testing optimistic. Illegal of the travellers who examined positive came from the high danger international locations..

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