Thailand cancels visa on arrival for 18 countries, visa exemptions for 3 to limit virus spread

Visa exemption will be canceled for South Korea, Italy and Hong Kong, the minister said. (File/AFP)
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Updated 11 March 2020

Thailand cancels visa on arrival for 18 countries, visa exemptions for 3 to limit virus spread

  • Nationals of these countries were able to use their passports or travel documents to apply for Visa on Arrival (VoA) at Thai immigration checkpoints

BANGKOK: Thailand on Wednesday canceled the grant of visa on arrival for 18 countries and visa exemption for three others to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the country’s interior minister said.
Previously, nationals of 18 countries or territories could use their passports or travel documents to apply for Visa on Arrival (VoA) at Thai immigration checkpoints.
The 18 places include Bulgaria, Bhutan, China (including Taiwan), Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, and Vanuatu.
Visa exemption will be canceled for South Korea, Italy and Hong Kong, the minister said.


Malaysia reports 19 new coronavirus cases, one new death

Updated 05 June 2020

Malaysia reports 19 new coronavirus cases, one new death

  • The health ministry also reported its first death in two weeks

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 19 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the cumulative total to 8,266 infections.
The health ministry also reported its first death in two weeks, raising the number of fatalities to 116.
Earlier on Friday, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin unveiled an additional economic stimulus package worth around $8.2 billion in a bid to revitalize industries badly hit by the pandemic.