COVID-19 Information

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand – March 30, 2020 Frequently Asked Questions – March 30, 2020 Travel Advisory: Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel – March 20, 2020 Update 3/31/2020: Phuket Airport Closure: The Governor of Phuket reported on social media that he signed an order to close Phuket International Airport from April 10-30, 2020. Travelers should expect all flights in or out of Phuket to stop beginning at 12:01a.m. April 10. Thai Laboratories Performing COVID-19 Testing Ministry of Public Health provides a ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 30, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 30, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Border Closures Throughout Southern Thailand; Transit Temporary Health Certificate Exemption Ending on March 31; Flights Out of Thailand Further Reduced Border Closures in Southern Thailand Several provincial governments in southern Thailand announced the closure of their borders –prohibiting entry by land and sea ...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can the U.S. Embassy help me extend my Thai visa? Thai Immigration requires foreign travelers to request an extension letter from their respective embassies when applying for tourist visa extensions related to the COVID-19 virus.  In order to facilitate the preparation of this letter, please send your request to acsbkk@state.gov with the following information: your full ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 29, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Phuket Closures and Curfew, CDC Issues Global Level 3 Travel Warning, Flights Out of Thailand Phuket Closures The Tourism Authority of Thailand announced that Phuket Province is requesting all residents and tourists remain in their residence from 8:00 pm to 3:00 am and has announced closures of beaches, zoo and ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 27, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand – March 27,2020 Location:  Bangkok, Thailand Event: U.S. Embassy Messages, Bus Ticket Sales, The Emergency Decree Legislation, Checkpoints, Flights Out of Thailand  Why Am I Receiving This Message? As part of the effort to get as much information as possible to U.S. citizens, the State Department is extending departure ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 26, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 26, 2020) Location:  Bangkok, Thailand Event:  Information on the State of Emergency, a Message from U.S. Ambassador Michael DeSombre, Thai Travel Ban, Available Flights Out of Thailand, and U.S. Embassy Consular Operations State of Emergency: On March 25, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared a state of emergency, ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 21, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 21, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event: The Royal Thai Government (RTG) has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to ...
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U.S. Provides Additional Assistance to Thailand to Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)

BANGKOK, THAILAND, March 20, 2020 — The United States Government announced nearly $2 million in funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand U.S. support for Thailand in response to the global spread of COVID-19.  This support builds upon ongoing USAID and other U.S. Government investments in health development, particularly those aimed ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 15, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 15, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 145,000 reported cases worldwide. The government of the Kingdom of Thailand has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread ...
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U.S. Provides Personal Protective Equipment to the Royal Thai Government to assist COVID-19 Response

BANGKOK, THAILAND, March 9, 2020 — United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia Mission Director Peter A. Malnak handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Public Health in Nonthaburi today as part of the United States’ assistance to Thailand to respond to novel coronavirus disease COVID-19, first ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (January 31, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (January 31, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  On January 31, 2020 the Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced 19 confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus in Thailand. There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Additionally, the MoPH confirmed the ...
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