Thailand: Coronavirus Update for Employers in Thailand

coronavirus update for employers in ThailandAsinta’s Thai Partner, LawtonAsia, provided this coronavirus update for employers in Thailand.

The Thai government reports 50 total cases of COVID-19 as of March 8, 2020. According to LawtonAsia global workforce managers should also know that:

  • Temperature checks are in effect at all airports.
  • People returning from high risk countries are self-quarantined for 14 days.
  • School teachers returning from overseas after spring break are self-quarantined for 14 days.
  • Schools closures are in effect if they have suspected cases of COVID-19.

Health insurance and flexible working arrangements

  • Some carriers have clauses that deny coronavirus-related claims, but most do not.
  • If elderly people are living with an employee, advise the employee to work from home if possible.
  • Communicate the practical steps employees need to take to prevent spreading the coronavirus. LawtonAsia’s newsletter on the topic will be released to clients soon.
  • The telemedicine app LawtonAsia will become available to people who are not Thai or American.

Helpful resources


This coronavirus update for employers in Thailand is one of a series dedicated to helping global workforce managers navigate the evolving challenges brought on by COVID-19. Expect regular articles such as this from the Asinta Partnership as the global impact of the coronavirus unfolds.