162 Thai students who studied in the United States under the American Field Service (AFS) cultural exchange program were received on their arrival on a flight QAE6200 from the States on April 19 at U-Tapao International airport by our passenger services and ground operation staffs of the UTP station, and officials from the Communicable Disease Control Department.
The AFS students also carried a letter of certification from the Thai embassy in the US and the fit-to-fly certificate. They also have been placed in quarantine after arriving.
A spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, said today that students returning from abroad will be well taken care of, will be treated as a group in the same manner as the student group that previously returned from Italy. They will be monitored even prior to their journey, during their travels, and upon arrival where they will be transferred to a quarantine facility in Chonburi.