Kasikorn Bank stops exchanging foreign money nationwide due to COVID-19

One of Thailand’s largest banks has announced they have shut all their in branch and foreign exchange booths immediately. 

The surprise move from Kasikorn or K-Bank came in a directive issued from 5 pm yesterday and is because of the Covid-19 outbreak. 

The bank said it was their “civic duty” to act on this “very important” issue. 

There was no time limit put on the closure. 

In addition all staff who had been working in their FX booths nationwide have been put on a 14 day stay-at-home quarantine. 

In a letter they said that entities such as the health ministry, bank of Thailand, airports authority and duty free giant King Power had been informed of the decision. 

Last week Kasikorn closed their branch in Laem Chabang, Chonburi for 14 days after an infected Italian went into the bank.

Sources: ThaiVisa, 77kaoded