BANGKOK — Immigration Bureau said on Monday that foreigners who overstay in Thailand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak will not be fined.
According to Pol Col Choengron Rimphadi, deputy bureau spokesman, tourists whose travel itineraries have been hampered by the deadly virus and actions taken to control its spread, will not pay the usual fine.
Tourists stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport due to coronavirus will receive help from Airport Operations Centre, which can be contacted at 02-132-9950, said Pol Col Choengron.
Flights leaving and arriving in Wuhan and several other cities in Hubei province have been restricted to control the viral outbreak.
Pol Col Choengron stated that passengers affected by the virus have contacted their airlines for a refund or to reschedule their itinerary and stay longer in Thailand. He also added that others wanted to reroute their return trips to other airports close to Wuhan.
The confirmed death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose to 81 on Monday, with thousands more infected.
Source: Bangkok Post
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