Updated List of Prohibited Diseases in Obtaining Visa and Residence Permit in Thailand

Updated List of Prohibited Diseases in Obtaining Visa and Residence Permit in Thailand

 

by Panisa Suwanmatajarn and Pithayut Ra-thee

 
On September 22nd, 2020, the Cabinet approved for the Draft Ministerial Regulations by adding Corona Virus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 to be one of the prohibited diseases in obtaining any Thai visa and residence permit under the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).
Therefore, the new list of prohibited diseases will be as follows:
A foreigner shall not be allowed to enter into Thailand if such person has been found to be infected with the following diseases:
 
  1. Leprosy
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Elephantiasis
  4. Drug Addiction
  5. The third phase of Syphilis
  6. Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19

 

A foreigner shall not beallowed to enter and have residencyin Thailand if such person has been found to be infected with the following diseases:
 
  1. Leprosy
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Elephantiasis
  4. Drug Addiction
  5. Alcoholism
  6. The third phase of Syphilis
  7. Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19

 

The draft Ministerial Regulation will become enforced once it has been published in the Royal Gazette.

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