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Airlines Updates

Published on 27.11.2020
Thai Smile Airways to open more domestic flights

Published on 21.11.2020
Thai Airways confirms winter schedule

Published on 02.11.2020
Troubled Thai Airways plans flights to 7 destinations in November

16.10.2020 Thai Airways International as of Thursday (15OCT20) once again postpones planned regular service resumption, now scheduled as early as 01JAN21. For the month of December 2020, the Star Alliance carrier continues to operate special flights. Planned December 2020 operations as of 15OCT20 as follows.

Bangkok – Copenhagen 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Frankfurt 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Hong Kong 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – London Heathrow 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Manila 1 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Seoul Incheon 1 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Sydney 1 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Taipei Taoyuan 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Tokyo Narita 2 weekly 777-300ER

12.10.2020 Bangkok Airways in winter 2020/21 season schedules 2 new domestic routes, subject to Government Approval. Planned new routes include the following.

Bangkok – Hat Yai eff 01NOV20 2 daily A319
PG431 BKK0745 – 0910HDY 319 D
PG433 BKK1300 – 1425HDY 319 D

PG432 HDY1000 – 1130BKK 319 D
PG434 HDY1510 – 1640BKK 319 D

Bangkok – Mae Sot eff 01DEC20 3 daily ATR72
PG381 BKK0750 – 0920MAQ ATR D
PG383 BKK1200 – 1330MAQ ATR D
PG385 BKK1500 – 1630MAQ ATR D

PG382 MAQ0950 – 1125BKK ATR D
PG384 MAQ1400 – 1535BKK ATR D
PG386 MAQ1700 – 1835BKK ATR D

Thai AirAsia at the launch of winter 2020/21 season is adjusting service at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, including the addition of 3 domestic routes. Planned operation includes the following.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Hat Yai eff 25OCT20 5 daily A320 (Previously served until September 2012)
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Nakhon Si Thammarat eff 25OCT20 3 daily A320 (Previously served until September 2012)
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Nan eff 25OCT20 2 daily A320

Service increase:
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Chiang Mai eff 25OCT20 Increase from 5 to 6 daily
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Phuket eff 25OCT20 Increase from 3 to 4 daily

The airline’s Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi – Krabi and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Surat Thani service, scheduled 2 daily each, is currently listed until 24OCT20 inclusive.

07.10.2020 Thai Airways International during the month of November 2020 continues to operate special outbound flights from Bangkok to selected markets. Planned operation as of 06OCT20 as follows.

Bangkok – Copenhagen 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Frankfurt 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Hong Kong 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – London Heathrow 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Manila 1 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Osaka Kansai 1 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Seoul Incheon 1 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Sydney 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Taipei Taoyuan 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Tokyo Narita 2 weekly 777-300ER

On Bangkok – London Heathrow route, the airline lists 1 weekly flight in December 2020 as well.

10.09.2020 Bangkok Airways in recent schedule update filed changes to planned winter 2020/21 operations, effective 25OCT20. The airline will continue to focus on domestic routes, while International service to be resumed as early as 01JAN21. Planned operation as of 08SEP20 as follows.

Bangkok – Chiang Mai 14 weekly
Bangkok – Koh Samui 63 weekly (70 weekly from 01DEC20)
Bangkok – Lampang 14 weekly
Bangkok – Phuket 21 weekly
Bangkok – Sukhothai 14 weekly
Bangkok – Trat 7 weekly
Koh Samui – Chiang Mai eff 01DEC20 7 weekly
Koh Samui – Phuket 2 weekly
Koh Samui – Utapao 5 weekly
Phuket – Hat Yai 7 weekly
Phuket – Utapao 7 weekly

The airline intends to resume International service as early as 01JAN21, including:
Bangkok – Phnom Penh 1 daily A319
Bangkok – Siem Reap 1 daily ATR72
Bangkok – Yangon 1 daily A319
Koh Samui – Hong Kong 1 daily A319
Koh Samui – Singapore 1 daily A319

Further changes remain highly possible.

Published on 01.09.2020
Thai Smile Sep/Oct 2020 Domestic operations as of 30AUG20

01.09.2020 Thai AirAsia during the month of September 2020 plans to operate following domestic routes, based on OAG schedules as of 30AUG20. Planned service to/from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi will commence on 25SEP20.

Bangkok Don Mueang – Buriram 14 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chiang Mai 94 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chiang Rai 28 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chumphon 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Hat Yai 64 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Khon Kaen 49 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Krabi 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Loei 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Nakhon Phanom 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Nakhon Si Thammarat 40 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Nan 30 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Narathiwat 10 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Phutsanulok 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Phuket 64-66 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Ranong 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Roi Et 28 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Sakon Nakhon 10 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Surat Thani 43 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Trang 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Ubon Ratchathani 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Udon Thani 38 weekly
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Chiang Mai 35 weekly
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Krabi 14 weekly
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Phuket 21 weekly
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Surat Thani 14 weekly
Chiang Mai – Hat Yai 7 weekly
Chiang Mai – Hua Hin 2 weekly
Chiang Mai – Khon Kaen 7 weekly
Chiang Mai – Krabi 7 weekly
Chiang Mai – Phuket 7 weekly
Chiang Mai – Surat Thani 7 weekly
Chiang Mai – Utapao 7 weekly
Hat Yai – Khon Kaen 3 weekly
Hat Yai – Utapao 7 weekly
Hua Hin – Udon Thani 2 weekly
Phuket – Khon Kaen 4 weekly
Phuket – Udon Thani 7 weekly
Phuket – Utapao 3 weekly
Udon Thani – Utapao 4 weekly

01.09.2020 Nok Air during the month of September 2020 plans to operate following domestic service, based on OAG schedules as of 30AUG20. Additional changes remain possible.

Bangkok Don Mueang – Buriram 14 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chiang Mai 49-50 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chiang Rai 16-17 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chumphon 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Hat Yai 35-36 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Khon Kaen 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Lampang 14-15 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Loei 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Mae Sot 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Nakhon Si Thammarat 37-38 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Phitsanulok 14 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Phrae 10-11 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Phuket 14-15 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Ranong 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Sakon Nakhon 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Surat Thani 16 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Trang 11 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Ubon Ratchathani 35-36 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Udon Thani 28 weekly
Chiang Mai – Ubon Ratchathani 7 weekly
Chiang Mai – Udon Than 7 weekly

Published on 31.08.2020
Thai Airways International NW20 London inventory adjustment as of 28AUG20

Published on 25.08.2020
Thai Airways postpones resumption of scheduled flights between Bangkok, Brussels until 31 October

Thai Smile in September 2020 plans to launch new domestic route, with service offering to Nakhon Si Thammarat, effective 10SEP20. The airline recently updated its domestic schedule for the remainder of summer 2020, until 24OCT20.

Planned operation for the period of 01SEP20 – 24OCT20 remains subject to change.

Bangkok – Chiang Mai 42 weekly
Bangkok – Chiang Rai 14 weekly
Bangkok – Hat Yai 42 weekly
Bangkok – Khon Kaen 28 weekly
Bangkok – Krabi 8 weekly
Bangkok – Nakhon Si Thammarat eff 10SEP20 14 weekly
Bangkok – Narathiwat 14 weekly
Bangkok – Phuket 28 weekly
Bangkok – Surat Thani 14 weekly
Bangkok – Ubon Ratchathani 17 weekly
Bangkok – Udon Thani 14 weekly

19.08.2020 Thai AirAsia recently updated International schedule for the remainder of summer 2020 season, until 24OCT20. Between 16AUG20 and 24OCT20, planned International operation as follows.

Additional adjustment may be filed, pending on latest development on travel restrictions.

Bangkok Don Mueang – Changsha eff 04SEP20 1 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Manila eff 02SEP20 2 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Nanjing 1 weekly

Published on 18.08.2020
Thai AirAsia Aug – Oct 2020 International operations as of 16AUG20

14.08.2020 Thai AirAsia X in recent days further postponed planned scheduled service resumption, previously scheduled from 01SEP20. The airline’s latest tentative service resumption date is now scheduled on 01OCT20, although there are no major adjustment to its operational frequencies for October schedule.

The airline previously planned to operate following routes in September:

Bangkok Don Mueang – Fukuoka 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok Don Mueang – Osaka Kansai 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok Don Mueang – Seoul Incheon 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok Don Mueang – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly A330-300

05.08.2020 Thai AirAsia during the month of August 2020 schedules following domestic routes, based on 02AUG20 OAG schedules listing. Planned operation as follows.

Bangkok Don Mueang – Buriram 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chiang Mai 89-95 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chiang Rai 28 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chumphon 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Hat Yai 64 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Khon Kaen 32 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Krabi 18 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Loei 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Nakhon Phanom 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Nakhon Si Thammarat 35-37 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Nan 20-23 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Narathiwat 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Phitsanulok 14 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Phuket 63 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Ranong 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Roi Et 25 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Sakon Nakhon 8 weekly (14 weekly from 16AUG20)
Bangkok Don Mueang – Surat Thani 42 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Trang 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Ubon Ratchathani 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Udon Thani 28 weekly
Chiang Mai – Hat Yai 7 weekly
Chiang Mai – Krabi 3 weekly
Chiang Mai – Phuket 4 weekly
Chiang Mai – Utapao 4 weekly
Hat Yai – Khon Kaen 3 weekly
Hat Yai – Utapao 7 weekly
Hua Hin – Chiang Mai 2 weekly
Hua Hin – Udon Thani 2 weekly
Phuket – Utapao 3 weekly

03.08.2020 Thai Airways International in last week’s schedule update further postponed planned service resumption for scheduled flights, as the airline cancelled service in September. Latest revision as of 31JUL20 sees the airline resumes regular service as early as 01OCT20, however this remains subject to change.

Bangkok – Auckland eff 02OCT20 3 weekly 787-9
Bangkok – Beijing Capital eff 04OCT20 2 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Brisbane eff 02OCT20 3 weekly 777-200ER
Bangkok – Brussels eff 02OCT20 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Copenhagen eff 01OCT20 1 daily 777-300ER (5 of 7 weekly available for reservation for most fare classes)
Bangkok – Delhi 
eff 01OCT20 1 daily 777-300
Bangkok – Denpasar eff 01OCT20 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Dhaka eff 01OCT20 5 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Frankfurt eff 01OCT20 1 daily A380
Bangkok – Guangzhou 
eff 01OCT20 2 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Hanoi eff 01OCT20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Ho Chi Minh City eff 01OCT20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Hong Kong eff 01OCT20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Islamabad eff 02OCT20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Jakarta eff 02OCT20 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Karachi eff 02OCT20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur eff 01OCT20 5 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Lahore eff 01OCT20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – London Heathrow eff 01OCT20 1 daily 777-300ER
Bangkok – Manila eff 02OCT20 4 weekly 777-300
Bangkok – Melbourne eff 02OCT20 5 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Munich eff 01OCT20 5 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Nagoya eff 01OCT20 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Osaka Kansai eff 03OCT20 3 weekly 777-200ER
Bangkok – Paris CDG eff 01OCT20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Perth eff 02OCT20 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Phnom Penh eff 01OCT20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Seoul Incheon eff 02OCT20 6 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 04OCT20 2 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Singapore eff 02OCT20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Sydney eff 01OCT20 5 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Taipei Taoyuan eff 01OCT20 1 daily 777-200ER
Bangkok – Tokyo Haneda eff 02OCT20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Tokyo Narita eff 01OCT20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Vientiane eff 01OCT20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Yangon eff 01OCT20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Zurich eff 01OCT20 4 weekly 777-300ER

28.07.2020 Thai AirAsia X in recent schedule update plans to resume scheduled operation as early as 01SEP20. For the month of September 2020, initially operation includes the following. Additional changes remain likely.

Bangkok Don Mueang – Fukuoka 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok Don Mueang – Osaka Kansai 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok Don Mueang – Seoul Incheon 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok Don Mueang – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly A330-300

For Bangkok Don Mueang – Shanghai Pu Dong service, the airline currently lists 1 daily flight in September 2020.

Thai AirAsia has outlined planned International service for August 2020, as the airline tentatively resumes International scheduled service on 16AUG20. Planned operation as of 26JUL20 as follows.

Further changes remains possible.

Bangkok Don Mueang – Phnom Penh eff 18AUG20 3 weekly A320
Bangkok Don Mueang – Singapore eff 16AUG20 1 daily A320
Bangkok Don Mueang – Yangon eff 16AUG20 4 weekly A320

Published on 15.07.2020
Thai Airways unlikely to resume flights in August

10.07.2020 Thai Airways International has extended scheduled service suspension by another 4 weeks, now scheduled to resume on 01SEP20, instead of 01AUG20. This adjustment has been made in the reservation system in the last few days.

Planned operation for September/October 2020 as of 08JUL200 as follows. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the carrier’s planned service resumption and operation.

Bangkok – Auckland eff 02SEP20 3 weekly 787-9
Bangkok – Beijing Capital eff 02SEP20 2 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Brisbane eff 02SEP20 3 weekly 777-200ER
Bangkok – Brussels eff 01SEP20 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Copenhagen eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-300ER (5 of 7 weekly available for reservation for most fare classes)
Bangkok – Delhi eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-300
Bangkok – Denpasar eff 01SEP20 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Dhaka eff 01SEP20 5 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Frankfurt eff 01SEP20 1 daily A380
Bangkok – Guangzhou eff 03SEP20 2 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Hanoi eff 01SEP20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Ho Chi Minh City eff 01SEP20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Hong Kong eff 01SEP20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Islamabad eff 02SEP20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Jakarta eff 02SEP20 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Karachi eff 02SEP20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur eff 02SEP20 5 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Lahore eff 01SEP20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – London Heathrow eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-300ER
Bangkok – Manila eff 02SEP20 4 weekly 777-300
Bangkok – Melbourne eff 02SEP20 5 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Munich eff 02SEP20 5 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Nagoya eff 03SEP20 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Bangkok – Osaka Kansai eff 02SEP20 3 weekly 777-200ER
Bangkok – Paris CDG eff 01SEP20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Perth eff 02SEP20 3 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Phnom Penh eff 01SEP20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Seoul Incheon eff 01SEP20 6 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 02SEP20 2 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Singapore eff 02SEP20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Sydney eff 01SEP20 5 weekly 777-300ER
Bangkok – Taipei Taoyuan eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-200ER
Bangkok – Tokyo Haneda eff 02SEP20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Tokyo Narita eff 01SEP20 4 weekly A330-300
Bangkok – Vientiane eff 01SEP20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Yangon eff 01SEP20 1 daily A330-300
Bangkok – Zurich eff 01SEP20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Published on 09.07.2020
Thai Airways International delays scheduled service resumption to Sep 2020

29.06.2020
Thai AirAsia
X has modified planned operation for August 2020, as the airline plans scheduled service resumption as early as 01AUG20. For August 2020, planned interim schedule as of 24JUN20 as follows.

Additional changes remain likely.

Bangkok Don Mueang – Fukuoka eff 01AUG20 3 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Osaka Kansai eff 02AUG20 3 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Seoul Incheon eff 02AUG20 3 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 05AUG20 2 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Tokyo Narita eff 02AUG20 3 weekly
Published on 25.06.2020
9 Air resumes Bangkok service from July 2020
Bangkok Airways outlines A319 operation in July 2020
Thai AirAsia X August 2020 preliminary operations as of 24JUN20

Published on 23.06.2020
Thai VietJet Air schedules new domestic routes in 2H20

19.06.20202 Bangkok Airways in the last few weeks filed additional changes to its summer 2020 operation. Based on the airline’s announcement on 01JUN20, the airline’s service resumption to Sukhothai was delayed to 06JUN20, while Phuket service resumption delayed to 01JUL20. Revised summer schedule from 01JUL20 to 24OCT20, as of 17JUN20, as follows.

Bangkok – Chiang Mai 2 daily
Bangkok – Koh Samui 5 daily
Bangkok – Lampang 1 daily
Bangkok – Phuket 2 daily
Bangkok – Sukhothai 1 daily
Phuket – Koh Samui 1 daily
12.06.2020 Nok Air has outlined planned operation for the month of July 2020, as the airline increases operation on selected domestic routes, based on comparison with June schedule. Planned operation as of 17JUN20 as follows.

Bangkok Don Mueang – Buriram 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chiang Mai 35 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chiang Rai 18 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Chumphon 14 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Hat Yai 35 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Khon Kaen 14 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Lampang 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Loei 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Mae Sot 7 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Nakhon Si Thammarat 35 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Phitsanulok 28 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Phrae 14 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Phuket 14 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Ranong 14 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Sakon Nakhon 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Surat Thani 21 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Trang 11 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Ubon Ratchathani 4 weekly
Bangkok Don Mueang – Udon Thani weekly
Chiang Mai – Ubon Ratchathani 4 weekly
Chiang Mai – Udon Than 7 weekly

International service remains cancelled in July.

Published on 18.06.2020
Nok Air July 2020 operatons as of 17JUN20
Thai AirAsia July 2020 operations as of 12JUN20

Published on 11.06.2020
Thai Airways to resume international flights on Aug. 1

Published on 01.06.2020
Thai Lion Air International operations as of 29MAY20, eff. 01JUL20

Published on 29.05.2020
Thai Airways Intternational Europe services 16JUL-31JUL,as of 29MAY20

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Crossing Rules
  • Nationals of Thailand are not permitted to enter Thailand.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Passengers entering on a repatriation flight and holding a Certificate of Entry issued by a Thai representative in the country of entry and a fit to fly health certificate.
    • Passengers with a medical certificate showing a negative Covid-19 PCR test result tested within 72 hours before departure in lieu of a ‘fit to fly’ health certificate.
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Flight Restrictions

published 03.11.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter and transit until 30 November 2020.
– This does not apply to passengers who are spouses, parents, or children of a national of Thailand.
– This does not apply to airline crew with a return scheduled flight.
– This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued by Thailand.
– This does not apply to nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from the country that issued the APEC Business Travel Card.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling as students.
– This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued by Thailand.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English.

Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Thailand.

Passengers must have:
– a Certificate of Entry issued by Royal Thai Embassy, and
– a Fit to Fly health certificate issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.
Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
If you test positive whilst in ASQ:
You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.
You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

A medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure.
If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, and written confirmation that the quarantine facilities you intend to use on arrival in Thailand comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to 14-day quarantine at your own expense, and you will be tested twice for COVID-19 during this time. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited more
than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk exists throughout the year in rural (especially forested and hilly) areas of the country, mainly
toward the international borders, including the southernmost provinces. There is no risk in cities (e.g.
Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya), urban areas, Samui Island, and the main tourist resorts of Phuket Island.
However, there is a risk in some other areas and islands. P. falciparum resistance to mefloquine and to quinine
has been reported from areas near the borders with Cambodia and Myanmar. Artemisinin resistance has been
reported near the border with Myanmar. P. vivax resistance to chloroquine has been reported. Human
P. knowlesi infection has been reported.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: A; in areas near Cambodia and Myanmar borders: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Thailand Latest News: Tourism Authority reaffirms all inbound tourists must complete 14-day quarantine in Bangkok; international flights to other provinces remain canceled (Star Online, 31.10.2020). State of emergency rule against COVID-19 extended until 30 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government will gradually open borders to foreign tourists (Xinhua, 22.10.2020). Governor of Tak province orders closure of all 33 border checkpoints, crossings with Myanmar for at least a week because of COVID-19 outbreak (Xinhua, 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
    If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    Other categories include:
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
    If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ:
    You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    An emergency decree is in place until 15 January 2021. A number of measures are in place, including instructions that you must not: enter high risk areas, hoard essential goods, attend public gatherings, propagate false information. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation.
    Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking. The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities. Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    26.11.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: Tourism Authority reaffirms all inbound tourists must complete 14-day quarantine in Bangkok; international flights to other provinces remain canceled (Star Online, 31.10.2020). State of emergency rule against COVID-19 extended until 30 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government will gradually open borders to foreign tourists (Xinhua, 22.10.2020). Governor of Tak province orders closure of all 33 border checkpoints, crossings with Myanmar for at least a week because of COVID-19 outbreak (Xinhua, 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
    If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    Other categories include:
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
    If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ:
    You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain limited. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.
    You will be required to wear a face mask when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis. Local restrictions: An emergency decree is in place until 30 November 2020. A number of measures are in place, including instructions that you must not: enter high risk areas, hoard essential goods, attend public gatherings, propagate false information. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking. The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities. Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    16.11.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: Governor of Tak province orders closure of all 33 border checkpoints, crossings with Myanmar for at least a week because of COVID-19 outbreak (Xinhua, 19.10.2020). More categories of foreigners will be allowed into country from October (Xinhua, 29.09.2020). Government extends emergency rule against COVID-19 until 31 October (Xinhua, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
    If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    Other categories include:
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
    If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 October 2020. Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info here.
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    22.10.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: More categories of foreigners will be allowed into country from October (Xinhua, 29.09.2020). Government extends emergency rule against COVID-19 until 31 October (Xinhua, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
    If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    Other categories include:
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
    If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    As of 04:00 on Thursday 15 October, a ‘Declaration of a Serious Emergency Situation in Bangkok’ is in place. It will remain until further notice. Gatherings in Bangkok of five or more people are prohibited.
    An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 October 2020. Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info here.
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    15.10.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: More categories of foreigners will be allowed into country from October (Xinhua, 29.09.2020). Government extends emergency rule against COVID-19 until 31 October (Xinhua, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
    If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    Other categories include:
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
    If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 October 2020. Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info here.
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    29.09.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: Government extends emergency rule against COVID-19 until 31 October (Xinhua, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. You must have a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, either (a) a certificate from your parent agency/authority confirming that it will cover all medical expenses OR (b) proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, and a Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. a) if you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or b) if you have the Certificate of Residence and valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you fall into one of these two categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours of travelling, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, and either a copy of your work permit (if it is already expired, your employer should contact the Ministry of Labour to issue a WP3), a copy of letter of permission to work in Thailand from a Thai government agency (such as the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Education, BOI) or a copy of the Certificate of Residence. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and for a prescribed time period
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members – with a fixed travel schedule. If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a copy of your Thai visa, and either a copy of marriage certificate or birth certificate. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, written confirmation from your hospital in your country of departure stating the need for your medical treatment, and written confirmation that your destination hospital will admit you for quarantine and treatment, and that their quarantine facilities comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a letter confirming enrollment details from school or university signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer, and an approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to 14-day quarantine at your own expense, and you will be tested twice for COVID-19 during this time. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 October 2020. Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info here.
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    28.09.2020
  • Thailand Authorities extend state of emergency through September 30. (Garda, 26.08.2020) Ban on international commercial flights expected to continue as pandemic situation remains critical in many countries (Bangkok Post, 13.08.2020) Authorities suspend all inbound flights after Egyptian with COVID-19 virus breaks quarantine. (Inquirer News, 14.07.2020).

    *****International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. You must have a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, either (a) a certificate from your parent agency/authority confirming that it will cover all medical expenses OR (b) proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, and a Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. a) if you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or b) if you have the Certificate of Residence and valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you fall into one of these two categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours of travelling, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, and either a copy of your work permit (if it is already expired, your employer should contact the Ministry of Labour to issue a WP3), a copy of letter of permission to work in Thailand from a Thai government agency (such as the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Education, BOI) or a copy of the Certificate of Residence. . When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and for a prescribed time period
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members – with a fixed travel schedule. If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a copy of your Thai visa, and either a copy of marriage certificate or birth certificate. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, written confirmation from your hospital in your country of departure stating the need for your medical treatment, and written confirmation that your destination hospital will admit you for quarantine and treatment, and that their quarantine facilities comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a letter confirming enrollment details from school or university signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer, and an approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to 14-day quarantine at your own expense, and you will be tested twice for COVID-19 during this time. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app [https://www.thaichana.com/] on arrival in Thailand.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    An emergency decree is currently in place until 30 September 2020.Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info: https://thailand.prd.go.th/main.php?filename=index
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

    Read more
    25.08.2020
  • Thailand State of emergency extended until 31 August; 14-day quarantine required for all foreign entries (Reuters, 22.07.2020). China’s civil aviation authorities temporarily suspend two Thailand flights after COVID-19 cases (Xinhau, 15.07.2020). Authorities suspend all inbound flights after Egyptian with COVID-19 virus breaks quarantine. (Inquirer News, 14.07.2020). The authorities order tightning land borders after concerns possible 2nd wave of infections (Reuters, 13.07.2020)
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    *****International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. You must have a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, either (a) a certificate from your parent agency/authority confirming that it will cover all medical expenses OR (b) proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, and a Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. a) if you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or b) if you have the Certificate of Residence and valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you fall into one of these two categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours of travelling, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, and either a copy of your work permit (if it is already expired, your employer should contact the Ministry of Labour to issue a WP3), a copy of letter of permission to work in Thailand from a Thai government agency (such as the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Education, BOI) or a copy of the Certificate of Residence. . When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and for a prescribed time period
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members – with a fixed travel schedule. If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a copy of your Thai visa, and either a copy of marriage certificate or birth certificate. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, written confirmation from your hospital in your country of departure stating the need for your medical treatment, and written confirmation that your destination hospital will admit you for quarantine and treatment, and that their quarantine facilities comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a letter confirming enrollment details from school or university signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer, and an approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to 14-day quarantine at your own expense, and you will be tested twice for COVID-19 during this time. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app [https://www.thaichana.com/] on arrival in Thailand.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 August 2020. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info: https://thailand.prd.go.th/main.php?filename=index
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

    Read more
    04.08.2020
  • Thailand State of emergency extended until 31 August; 14-day quarantine required for all foreign entries (Reuters, 22.07.2020). China’s civil aviation authorities temporarily suspend two Thailand flights after COVID-19 cases (Xinhau, 15.07.2020). Authorities suspend all inbound flights after Egyptian with COVID-19 virus breaks quarantine. (Inquirer News, 14.07.2020). The authorities order tightning land borders after concerns possible 2nd wave of infections (Reuters, 13.07.2020) State of emergency extended until 31 July (Asia Review, 30.06.2020)
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    *****International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. You must have a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, either (a) a certificate from your parent agency/authority confirming that it will cover all medical expenses OR (b) proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, and a Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. a) if you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or b) if you have the Certificate of Residence and valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you fall into one of these two categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure to explain your circumstances at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours of travelling, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, and either a copy of your work permit (if it is already expired, your employer should contact the Ministry of Labour to issue a WP3), a copy of letter of permission to work in Thailand from a Thai government agency (such as the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Education, BOI) or a copy of the Certificate of Residence. . When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and for a prescribed time period. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a copy of your Thai visa, and either a copy of marriage certificate or birth certificate. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, written confirmation from your hospital in your country of departure stating the need for your medical treatment, and written confirmation that your destination hospital will admit you for quarantine and treatment, and that their quarantine facilities comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a letter confirming enrollment details from school or university signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer, and an approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to 14-day quarantine at your own expense, and you will be tested twice for COVID-19 during this time. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate you should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers. You should keep up to date with the latest informationa [https://www.caat.or.th/en/archives/48514].
    You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand [https://www.thaichana.com/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 August 2020. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info: https://thailand.prd.go.th/main.php?filename=index
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

    Read more
    30.07.2020
  • Thailand State of emergency extended until 31 August; 14-day quarantine required for all foreign entries (Reuters, 22.07.2020). China’s civil aviation authorities temporarily suspend two Thailand flights after COVID-19 cases (Xinhau, 15.07.2020). Authorities suspend all inbound flights after Egyptian with COVID-19 virus breaks quarantine. (Inquirer News, 14.07.2020). The authorities order tightning land borders after concerns possible 2nd wave of infections (Reuters, 13.07.2020) State of emergency extended until 31 July (Asia Review, 30.06.2020)
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    *****International Restrictions:
    At present foreign nationals are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisation, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. You must have a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, either (a) a certificate from your parent agency/authority confirming that it will cover all medical expenses OR (b) proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, and a Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    a) if you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or b) if you have permanent residence in Thailand. This includes families. If you fall into one of these two categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure to explain your circumstances at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours of travelling, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, and written confirmation that the quarantine facilities you intend to use on arrival in Thailand comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and for a prescribed time period; If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members – with a fixed travel schedule; if you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed; If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national; If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    State of emergency extended until 31 August; 14-day quarantine required for all foreign entries.
    Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 July 2020. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information.
    Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health [https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php] and updates from the Thai government [https://thailand.prd.go.th/main.php?filename=index] on the situation.
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions.
    The Thai Department of Disease Control linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment.

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    22.07.2020
  • Thailand BANGKOK, 1 July 2020: International commercial flights to and from Thailand remain restricted during July, but more travel categories open up for passengers who can book seats on so-called repatriation flights to the country.

    Thailand closed its airports to all international commercial flights since 3 April limiting the kind of flights that have access to the country.

    Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok.
    Flights that have a green light
    State or military aircraft;
    Emergency landings;
    Technical landings without disembarkation;
    Humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights;
    Repatriation flights;
    Cargo flights.
    Aircraft transporting persons able to enter the Kingdom as stipulated in Article 3. (CAAT updated the list and we added this line 2 July)*

    CAAT extended the travel categories under article 3 of its announcement making more people eligible to join flights to Thailand. A daily quota of passengers allowed to travel is in place and potential travellers should contact the nearest Thai embassy to process travel approval and comply with requirements such as obtaining a certificate of entry and the appropriate visa approval.

    Passenger transport aircraft that provide international aviation services will be allowed to fly according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand but only if passengers are eligible under various categories to enter the country.

    Eligible travellers effective 1 July (Article 3):

    Thai nationals;
    Traveller eligible under an exemption or invitation from the government with conditions and time limits specified;
    Foreign nationals who are spouses, parents or children of Thai nationals;
    Foreign nationals who have a residence permit or have been granted residence in the Kingdom;
    Foreign nationals who have work permits or have permission to work in Thailand including their spouse or children;
    Foreign nationals who are students of a certified educational institution in Thailand along with their parents or guardians;
    Foreign nationals seeking medical treatment in Thailand along with their guardians or relatives;
    Foreign nationals employed by diplomatic missions, foreign government agencies or international organisations;
    Foreign nationals permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country. (Travel bubble concept.)

    *Persons fitting the above categories who enter Thailand by air on any of the approved flights as listed above must comply with the conditions, time limits and requirements of the Thai immigration law communicable diseases law, air navigation law, and the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation, for the prevention of the spread of disease. The management of the number of persons entering Thailand will be in accordance with the capability of the competent officers or the communicable disease control officers to conduct screening and provide arrangements for isolation, quarantine and control for observation. (Added to this report 2 July.)

    Thailand extends eligible traveller list

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    04.07.2020
  • Thailand Aviation authorities will lift ban on international flights on 1 July (Reuters, 29.06.2020)
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    *****International Restrictions:
    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has extended its ban on incoming international flights. Under the Royal Thai Government’s emergency decree, foreigners are banned from entering the Kingdom of Thailand at all points with the exception of diplomats, cargo shipments, pilots, and foreigners with a work permit. This decree is in effect until further notice. There are no longer international flights departing from Chiang Mai International Airport or Phuket International Airport until further notice.
    Travellers who come to the attention of Thai health authorities with fever and flu-like symptoms, and have traveled internationally or had close contact with a known COVID-19 case within the past 14 days, you will be placed in isolation and required to undergo testing which can take up to 48 hours. If you are found to be positive, you will be hospitalized until symptoms resolve and you have two negative tests separated by 24 hours.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 July 2020.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province, for which requirements at destination. should be checked. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – please double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders, imposing internal travel restrictions, making masks compulsory or closing hotels and beaches. Further measures may be introduced at any time. The advice of the Thai authorities should be followed.
    A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; All passengers must wear masks on all public transport. Many shops have the same requirement. The Thai Department of Disease Control linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Check the details for the province where you are. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Shopping malls and department stores can extend their operations for another hour until 10 p.m., while convenience stores can open for 24 hours. Schools will restart. (Asian Review, 30.06.2020)

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    30.06.2020
  • Thailand International inbound flights to Thailand are suspended. International flights expected to resume in September at the earliest. (BT, 21.06.2020)
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    *****International Restrictions:
    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has extended its ban on incoming international flights. Under the Royal Thai Government’s emergency decree, foreigners are banned from entering the Kingdom of Thailand at all points with the exception of diplomats, cargo shipments, pilots, and foreigners with a work permit. This decree is in effect until further notice. There are no longer international flights departing from Chiang Mai International Airport or Phuket International Airport until further notice.
    Travellers who come to the attention of Thai health authorities with fever and flu-like symptoms, and have traveled internationally or had close contact with a known COVID-19 case within the past 14 days, you will be placed in isolation and required to undergo testing which can take up to 48 hours. If you are found to be positive, you will be hospitalized until symptoms resolve and you have two negative tests separated by 24 hours.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province, for which requirements at destination. should be checked. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – please double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders, imposing internal travel restrictions, making masks compulsory or closing hotels and beaches. Further measures may be introduced at any time. The advice of the Thai authorities should be followed.
    An emergency decree is currently in place until 30 June 2020. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; All passengers must wear masks on all public transport. Many shops have the same requirement. The Thai Department of Disease Control linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Check the details for the province where you are. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    28.06.2020
  • Thailand Seven airports were allowed to reopen to domestic flights as of 6 June. These include: Tak, Trad, Nakhon Ratchasima, Narathiwat, Pai, Phetchabun and Sukhothai. (Xinhuanet, 06.06.2020)
    Domestic flights to resumed at Phuket International Airport on 15 June (02.06.2020).

    International inbound flights to Thailand are suspended. International flights expected to resume in September at the earliest. (BT, 21.06.2020)
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    *****International Restrictions: Travellers in Thailand are required to carry their ID and have their temperature checked.
    Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and will be transported by an allocated vehicle to a government-designated facility upon arrival. Returning citizens and residents who are not coming from “high-risk areas”, such as countries with ongoing local transmission of COVID-19, and stay outside of the capital Bangkok or surrounding provinces, can request self-quarantine at their residences by presenting a negative test result for COVID-19.
    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has opened up more airports for special international flights. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Hua Hin, Krabi, Koh Samui and Surat Thani have been given permission to handle international flights which are repatriating foreign nationals, or Thai citizens coming home.
    Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people are still able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
    The Interior Ministry has ordered for a maximum of one land checkpoint to be opened per border province. Only Chiang Rai will be exempted, as it borders both Myanmar and Laos.Checkpoints with Malaysia are closed.The first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Task is closed.The border linking Kanchanaburi and Myanmar is closed.
    Ban Khao Din in Sa Kaeo linking Thailand to Cambodia is closed.
    Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate stating their health is fit for flying (“Fit to Fly” Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight.
    Over 357 checkpoints have been set up across the country to check local and international travellers for symptoms.Members of a diplomatic mission, cabin crew or essential goods transport workers are also required to produce the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate (in English or the official language of the country of departure), issued within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. Additionally, a certificate of entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required from members of a diplomatic mission. All incoming travellers will be screened at their port of entry. All travellers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire and submit the required information in the AOT Airport of Thailand mobile application to the Health Control Office upon arrival. This document includes personal information and residence while in Thailand. Travellers landing in Buri Ram, Krabi, Nakhon Phanom, Phitsanulok, and Trang airports will be quarantined for 14 days.
    Land borders are closed, unless used for the repatriation of stranded Thai nationals in neighbouring countries. Automatic renewal of visas will be granted for foreign nationals whose visa has expired after 26 March. This extension will be until 31 July, for all visa types. Those whose visa expired before 26 March must still apply for renewal at immigration offices.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Government extends national state emergency until 30 June (OSAC, 27.05.2020)
    Restrictions in most parts of Phuket have been lifted. Five areas of Phuket including Patong, Cherng Talay, Koh Kaew, Rassada and Chao Fa Garden Village, remain under quarantine. The State Railway of Thailand suspended its train services connecting Bangkok and the North, Northeast and South. Koh Samui district (Surat Thani Province) has banned entry to travellers who do not have a health certificate. rat Airport (Trat Province), Samui Airport (Surat Thani Province) and Sukhothai Airport (Sukhothai Province) are closed. Until further notice. Chiang Rai Province has been placed under partial lockdown. Only four motorway routes will remain open for motorists in and out of the province during this period. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. All passengers must wear masks on all public transport. Many shops have the same requirement.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Check the details for the province where you are. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    22.06.2020
  • Thailand Seven airports were allowed to reopen to domestic flights as of 6 June. These include: Tak, Trad, Nakhon Ratchasima, Narathiwat, Pai, Phetchabun and Sukhothai. (Xinhuanet, 06.06.2020)
    Domestic flights to resumed at Phuket International Airport on 15 June (02.06.2020).

    International inbound flights to Thailand are suspended. International flights expected to resume in September at the earliest. (BT, 21.06.2020)
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    *****International Restrictions: Travellers in Thailand are required to carry their ID and have their temperature checked.
    Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and will be transported by an allocated vehicle to a government-designated facility upon arrival. Returning citizens and residents who are not coming from “high-risk areas”, such as countries with ongoing local transmission of COVID-19, and stay outside of the capital Bangkok or surrounding provinces, can request self-quarantine at their residences by presenting a negative test result for COVID-19.
    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has opened up more airports for special international flights. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Hua Hin, Krabi, Koh Samui and Surat Thani have been given permission to handle international flights which are repatriating foreign nationals, or Thai citizens coming home.
    Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people are still able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
    The Interior Ministry has ordered for a maximum of one land checkpoint to be opened per border province. Only Chiang Rai will be exempted, as it borders both Myanmar and Laos.Checkpoints with Malaysia are closed.The first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Task is closed.The border linking Kanchanaburi and Myanmar is closed.
    Ban Khao Din in Sa Kaeo linking Thailand to Cambodia is closed.
    Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate stating their health is fit for flying (“Fit to Fly” Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight.
    Over 357 checkpoints have been set up across the country to check local and international travellers for symptoms.Members of a diplomatic mission, cabin crew or essential goods transport workers are also required to produce the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate (in English or the official language of the country of departure), issued within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. Additionally, a certificate of entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required from members of a diplomatic mission. All incoming travellers will be screened at their port of entry. All travellers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire and submit the required information in the AOT Airport of Thailand mobile application to the Health Control Office upon arrival. This document includes personal information and residence while in Thailand. Travellers landing in Buri Ram, Krabi, Nakhon Phanom, Phitsanulok, and Trang airports will be quarantined for 14 days.
    Land borders are closed, unless used for the repatriation of stranded Thai nationals in neighbouring countries. Automatic renewal of visas will be granted for foreign nationals whose visa has expired after 26 March. This extension will be until 31 July, for all visa types. Those whose visa expired before 26 March must still apply for renewal at immigration offices.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Government extends national state emergency until 30 June (OSAC, 27.05.2020)
    Restrictions in most parts of Phuket have been lifted. Five areas of Phuket including Patong, Cherng Talay, Koh Kaew, Rassada and Chao Fa Garden Village, remain under quarantine. The State Railway of Thailand suspended its train services connecting Bangkok and the North, Northeast and South. Koh Samui district (Surat Thani Province) has banned entry to travellers who do not have a health certificate. rat Airport (Trat Province), Samui Airport (Surat Thani Province) and Sukhothai Airport (Sukhothai Province) are closed. Until further notice. Chiang Rai Province has been placed under partial lockdown. Only four motorway routes will remain open for motorists in and out of the province during this period.   

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    21.06.2020
  • Thailand Seven airports were allowed to reopen to domestic flights as of 6 June. These include: Tak, Trad, Nakhon Ratchasima, Narathiwat, Pai, Phetchabun and Sukhothai. (Xinhuanet, 06.06.2020)

    Domestic flights to resume at Phuket International Airport on 15 June (02.06.2020).

    International inbound flights to Thailand are suspended.
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    Travellers in Thailand are required to carry their ID and have their temperature checked.
    Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and will be transported by an allocated vehicle to a government-designated facility upon arrival. Returning citizens and residents who are not coming from “high-risk areas”, such as countries with ongoing local transmission of COVID-19, and stay outside of the capital Bangkok or surrounding provinces, can request self-quarantine at their residences by presenting a negative test result for COVID-19.
    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has opened up more airports for special international flights. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Hua Hin, Krabi, Koh Samui and Surat Thani have been given permission to handle international flights which are repatriating foreign nationals, or Thai citizens coming home.
    Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people are still able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
    The Interior Ministry has ordered for a maximum of one land checkpoint to be opened per border province. Only Chiang Rai will be exempted, as it borders both Myanmar and Laos.Checkpoints with Malaysia are closed.The first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Task is closed.The border linking Kanchanaburi and Myanmar is closed.
    Ban Khao Din in Sa Kaeo linking Thailand to Cambodia is closed.
    Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate stating their health is fit for flying (“Fit to Fly” Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight.
    Over 357 checkpoints have been set up across the country to check local and international travellers for symptoms.Members of a diplomatic mission, cabin crew or essential goods transport workers are also required to produce the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate (in English or the official language of the country of departure), issued within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. Additionally, a certificate of entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required from members of a diplomatic mission. All incoming travellers will be screened at their port of entry. All travellers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire and submit the required information in the AOT Airport of Thailand mobile application to the Health Control Office upon arrival. This document includes personal information and residence while in Thailand. Travellers landing in Buri Ram, Krabi, Nakhon Phanom, Phitsanulok, and Trang airports will be quarantined for 14 days.
    Land borders are closed, unless used for the repatriation of stranded Thai nationals in neighbouring countries.
    Automatic renewal of visas will be granted for foreign nationals whose visa has expired after 26 March. This extension will be until 31 July, for all visa types. Those whose visa expired before 26 March must still apply for renewal at immigration offices.

    Internal restrictions:

    Government extends national state emergency until 30 June (OSAC, 27.05.2020)
    Restrictions in most parts of Phuket have been lifted. Five areas of Phuket including Patong, Cherng Talay, Koh Kaew, Rassada and Chao Fa Garden Village, remain under quarantine.
    The State Railway of Thailand suspended its train services connecting Bangkok and the North, Northeast and South. Koh Samui district (Surat Thani Province) has banned entry to travellers who do not have a health certificate. rat Airport (Trat Province), Samui Airport (Surat Thani Province) and Sukhothai Airport (Sukhothai Province) are closed. Until further notice
    Chiang Rai Province has been placed under partial lockdown.
    Only four motorway routes will remain open for motorists in and out of the province during this period.   

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    06.06.2020
  • Thailand Government extends national state emergency until 30 June (OSAC, 27.05.2020)
    International inbound flights to Thailand are suspended.
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    Travellers in Thailand are required to carry their ID and have their temperature checked. Until 31/05/2020.
    Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and will be transported by an allocated vehicle to a government-designated facility upon arrival. Returning citizens and residents who are not coming from “high-risk areas”, such as countries with ongoing local transmission of COVID-19, and stay outside of the capital Bangkok or surrounding provinces, can request self-quarantine at their residences by presenting a negative test result for COVID-19.
    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has opened up more airports for special international flights. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Hua Hin, Krabi, Koh Samui and Surat Thani have been given permission to handle international flights which are repatriating foreign nationals, or Thai citizens coming home.
    Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people are still able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Until 31/05/2020.
    The Interior Ministry has ordered for a maximum of one land checkpoint to be opened per border province. Only Chiang Rai will be exempted, as it borders both Myanmar and Laos.Checkpoints with Malaysia are closed.The first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Task is closed.The border linking Kanchanaburi and Myanmar is closed.
    Ban Khao Din in Sa Kaeo linking Thailand to Cambodia is closed.
    Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate stating their health is fit for flying (“Fit to Fly” Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight.
    Over 357 checkpoints have been set up across the country to check local and international travellers for symptoms.Members of a diplomatic mission, cabin crew or essential goods transport workers are also required to produce the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate (in English or the official language of the country of departure), issued within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. Additionally, a certificate of entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required from members of a diplomatic mission. All incoming travellers will be screened at their port of entry. All travellers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire and submit the required information in the AOT Airport of Thailand mobile application to the Health Control Office upon arrival. This document includes personal information and residence while in Thailand. Travellers landing in Buri Ram, Krabi, Nakhon Phanom, Phitsanulok, and Trang airports will be quarantined for 14 days.
    Land borders are closed, unless used for the repatriation of stranded Thai nationals in neighbouring countries.
    Automatic renewal of visas will be granted for foreign nationals whose visa has expired after 26 March. This extension will be until 31 July, for all visa types. Those whose visa expired before 26 March must still apply for renewal at immigration offices.

    Internal restrictions:

    Restrictions in most parts of Phuket have been lifted. Five areas of Phuket including Patong, Cherng Talay, Koh Kaew, Rassada and Chao Fa Garden Village, remain under quarantine.
    The State Railway of Thailand suspended its train services connecting Bangkok and the North, Northeast and South. Koh Samui district (Surat Thani Province) has banned entry to travellers who do not have a health certificate. rat Airport (Trat Province), Samui Airport (Surat Thani Province) and Sukhothai Airport (Sukhothai Province) are closed. Until further notice
    Chiang Rai Province has been placed under partial lockdown.
    Only four motorway routes will remain open for motorists in and out of the province during this period.   

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    01.06.2020
  • Thailand International inbound flights to Thailand are suspended. This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled. Until 30/06/2020. Travellers in Thailand are required to carry their ID and have their temperature checked. Until 31/05/2020. Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and will be transported by an allocated vehicle to a government-designated facility upon arrival.Returning citizens and residents who are not coming from “high-risk areas”, such as countries with ongoing local transmission of COVID-19, and stay outside of the capital Bangkok or surrounding provinces, can request self-quarantine at their residences by presenting a negative test result for COVID-19. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has opened up more airports for special international flights. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Hua Hin, Krabi, Koh Samui and Surat Thani have been given permission to handle international flights which are repatriating foreign nationals, or Thai citizens coming home. Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people are still able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Until 31/05/2020. The Interior Ministry has ordered for a maximum of one land checkpoint to be opened per border province. Only Chiang Rai will be exempted, as it borders both Myanmar and Laos.Checkpoints with Malaysia are closed.The first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Task is closed.The border linking Kanchanaburi and Myanmar is closed. Ban Khao Din in Sa Kaeo linking Thailand to Cambodia is closed. Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate stating their health is fit for flying (“Fit to Fly” Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight. Over 357 checkpoints have been set up across the country to check local and international travellers for symptoms.Members of a diplomatic mission, cabin crew or essential goods transport workers are also required to produce the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate (in English or the official language of the country of departure), issued within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. Additionally, a certificate of entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required from members of a diplomatic mission. All incoming travellers will be screened at their port of entry. All travellers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire and submit the required information in the AOT Airport of Thailand mobile application to the Health Control Office upon arrival. This document includes personal information and residence while in Thailand. Travellers landing in Buri Ram, Krabi, Nakhon Phanom, Phitsanulok, and Trang airports will be quarantined for 14 days. Land borders are closed, unless used for the repatriation of stranded Thai nationals in neighbouring countries. Automatic renewal of visas will be granted for foreign nationals whose visa has expired after 26 March. This extension will be until 31 July, for all visa types. Those whose visa expired before 26 March must still apply for renewal at immigration offices.

    Internal restrictions:

    Restrictions in most parts of Phuket have been lifted. Five areas of Phuket including Patong, Cherng Talay, Koh Kaew, Rassada and Chao Fa Garden Village, remain under quarantine. The State Railway of Thailand suspended its train services connecting Bangkok and the North, Northeast and South. Koh Samui district (Surat Thani Province) has banned entry to travellers who do not have a health certificate. rat Airport (Trat Province), Samui Airport (Surat Thani Province) and Sukhothai Airport (Sukhothai Province) are closed. Until further notice Chiang Rai Province has been placed under partial lockdown. Only four motorway routes will remain open for motorists in and out of the province during this period.

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    27.05.2020
  • Thailand

    International restrictions:

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has opened up more airports for special international flights. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Hua Hin, Krabi, Koh Samui and Surat Thani have been given permission to handle international flights which are repatriating foreign nationals, or Thai citizens coming home. Other international inbound flights to Thailand are suspended until 30 June. This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled. Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and will be transported by an allocated vehicle to a government-designated facility upon arrival. Returning citizens and residents who are not coming from “high-risk areas”, such as countries with ongoing local transmission of COVID-19, and stay outside of the capital Bangkok or surrounding provinces, can request self-quarantine at their residences by presenting a negative test result for COVID-19. Foreigners are banned from entering Thailand until 31 May. Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people are still able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs). A State of Emergency is in place until 31 May. The decree will give the government more powers to impose restrictions. Measures may include curfew, banning of mass gatherings and allowing deployment of military forces for enforcement. Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate stating their health is fit for flying (“Fit to Fly” Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight. Members of a diplomatic mission, cabin crew or essential goods transport workers are also required to produce the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate (in English or the official language of the country of departure), issued within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. Additionally, a certificate of entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required from members of a diplomatic mission. All incoming travellers will be screened at their port of entry. All travellers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire and submit the required information in the AOT Airport of Thailand mobile application to the Health Control Office upon arrival. This document includes personal information and residence while in Thailand. Land borders are closed, unless used for the repatriation of stranded Thai nationals in neighbouring countries. Checkpoints with Malaysia have already closed given the lockdown in Malaysia. The first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Task has been closed until further notice. The border linking Kanchanaburi and Myanmar is closed. Ban Khao Din in Sa Kaeo linking Thailand to Cambodia is closed. Automatic renewal of visas will be granted for foreign nationals whose visa has expired after 26 March. This extension will be until 31 July, for all visa types. Those whose visa expired before 26 March must still apply for renewal at immigration offices. Travellers landing in Buri Ram, Krabi, Nakhon Phanom, Phitsanulok, and Trang airports will be quarantined for 14 days.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are gradually resuming. A daily curfew is in place nationwide from 23.00 to 04.00. Essential services are exempted from this restriction. Under an emergency decree, over 357 checkpoints have been set up across the country to check local and international travellers for symptoms. Whilst interprovincial travel is still allowed, the measure aims to discourage people from doing so. Travellers in Thailand are required to carry their ID and have their temperature checked. The emergency decree is in place until 31 May. Despite the state of emergency being extended, the authorities may ease restrictions in several provinces. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to reopen several businesses in selected categories, such as restaurants, markets and sports venues and parks. Entertainment venues are closed in Chiang Mai until further notice. The State Railway of Thailand will suspend its train services connecting Bangkok and the North, Northeast and South until further notice. The annual public Holiday of Songkran has been postponed and schools are closed nationwide. Provincial governors have been given the authority to close public gathering venues and entertainment areas. Koh Samui district (Surat Thani Province) has banned entry to travellers who do not have a health certificate. Trat Airport (Trat Province) is closed. Samui Airport (Surat Thani Province) and Sukhothai Airport (Sukhothai Province) are closed. Chiang Rai Province has been placed under partial lockdown. Only four motorway routes will remain open for motorists in and out of the province during this period. From 17 May, gyms, sports centres, department stores and community malls in Thailand will be allowed to resume operations between 10.00 and 20.00.

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    18.05.2020
  • Thailand Aviation authority extends ban on incoming international passenger flights until end of June (Reuters, 16.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has opened up more airports for special international flights. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Hua Hin, Krabi, Koh Samui and Surat Thani have been given permission to handle international flights which are repatriating foreign nationals, or Thai citizens coming home. Other international inbound flights to Thailand are suspended until 31 May. This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and will be transported by an allocated vehicle to a government-designated facility upon arrival. Returning citizens and residents who are not coming from “high-risk areas”, such as countries with ongoing local transmission of COVID-19, and stay outside of the capital Bangkok or surrounding provinces, can request self-quarantine at their residences by presenting a negative test result for COVID-19. Foreigners are banned from entering Thailand until 31 May. Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people are still able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs). A State of Emergency is in place until 31 May. The decree will give the government more powers to impose restrictions. Measures may include curfew, banning of mass gatherings and allowing deployment of military forces for enforcement. Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate stating their health is fit for flying (“Fit to Fly” Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight. Members of a diplomatic mission, cabin crew or essential goods transport workers are also required to produce the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate (in English or the official language of the country of departure), issued within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. Additionally, a certificate of entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required from members of a diplomatic mission. All incoming travellers will be screened at their port of entry. All travellers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire and submit the required information in the AOT Airport of Thailand mobile application to the Health Control Office upon arrival. This document includes personal information and residence while in Thailand. Land borders are closed, unless used for the repatriation of stranded Thai nationals in neighbouring countries. Checkpoints with Malaysia have already closed given the lockdown in Malaysia. The first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Task has been closed until further notice. The border linking Kanchanaburi and Myanmar is closed. Ban Khao Din in Sa Kaeo linking Thailand to Cambodia is closed. Automatic renewal of visas will be granted for foreign nationals whose visa has expired after 26 March. This extension will be until 31 July, for all visa types. Those whose visa expired before 26 March must still apply for renewal at immigration offices. Travellers landing in Buri Ram, Krabi, Nakhon Phanom, Phitsanulok, and Trang airports will be quarantined for 14 days.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are gradually resuming. A daily curfew is in place nationwide from 23.00 to 04.00. Essential services are exempted from this restriction. Under an emergency decree, over 357 checkpoints have been set up across the country to check local and international travellers for symptoms. Whilst interprovincial travel is still allowed, the measure aims to discourage people from doing so. Travellers in Thailand are required to carry their ID and have their temperature checked. The emergency decree is in place until 31 May. Despite the state of emergency being extended, the authorities may ease restrictions in several provinces. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to reopen several businesses in selected categories, such as restaurants, markets and sports venues and parks. Entertainment venues are closed in Chiang Mai until further notice. The State Railway of Thailand will suspend its train services connecting Bangkok and the North, Northeast and South until further notice. The annual public Holiday of Songkran has been postponed and schools are closed nationwide. Provincial governors have been given the authority to close public gathering venues and entertainment areas. Koh Samui district (Surat Thani Province) has banned entry to travellers who do not have a health certificate. Trat Airport (Trat Province) is closed. Samui Airport (Surat Thani Province) and Sukhothai Airport (Sukhothai Province) are closed. Chiang Rai Province has been placed under partial lockdown. Only four motorway routes will remain open for motorists in and out of the province during this period. From 17 May, gyms, sports centres, department stores and community malls in Thailand will be allowed to resume operations between 10.00 and 20.00.

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    16.05.2020
  • Thailand Thailand has allowed domestic air travel to resume, with Nok Air, AirAsia, Thai Lion Air and Thai Vietjet Air returning to the air last Friday 1 May. he flights were operated between 14 airports and Bangkok’s Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi. The 14 airports are in Lampang, Mae Sot (Tak), Phitsanulok, Buri Ram, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Roi Et, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Krabi. (TTG Asia, 06.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Other international inbound flights to Thailand are suspended until 31 May. This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled. Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and will be transported by an allocated vehicle to a government-designated facility upon arrival. Returning citizens and residents who are not coming from “high-risk areas”, such as countries with ongoing local transmission of COVID-19, and stay outside of the capital Bangkok or surrounding provinces, can request self-quarantine at their residences by presenting a negative test result for COVID-19. Foreigners are banned from entering Thailand until 31 May. Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people are still able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs). A State of Emergency is in place until 31 May. The decree will give the government more powers to impose restrictions. Measures may include curfew, banning of mass gatherings and allowing deployment of military forces for enforcement. Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate stating their health is fit for flying (“Fit to Fly” Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight. Members of a diplomatic mission, cabin crew or essential goods transport workers are also required to produce the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate (in English or the official language of the country of departure), issued within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. Additionally, a certificate of entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required from members of a diplomatic mission. All incoming travellers will be screened at their port of entry. All travellers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire and submit the required information in the AOT Airport of Thailand mobile application to the Health Control Office upon arrival. This document includes personal information and residence while in Thailand. The Interior Ministry has ordered for a maximum of one land checkpoint to be opened per border province. Only Chiang Rai will be exempted, as it borders both Myanmar and Laos. Checkpoints with Malaysia have already closed given the lockdown in Malaysia. The first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Task has been closed until further notice. The border linking Kanchanaburi and Myanmar is closed. Ban Khao Din in Sa Kaeo linking Thailand to Cambodia is closed. Automatic renewal of visas will be granted for foreign nationals whose visa has expired after 26 March. This extension will be until 31 July, for all visa types. Those whose visa expired before 26 March must still apply for renewal at immigration offices.

    Internal restrictions:

    Land borders are closed, unless used for the repatriation of stranded Thai nationals in neighbouring countries. Domestic flights will gradually resume on 1 May. A daily curfew is in place nationwide from 22.00 to 04.00. Essential services are exempted from this restriction. Under an emergency decree, over 357 checkpoints have been set up across the country to check local and international travellers for symptoms. Whilst interprovincial travel is still allowed, the measure aims to discourage people from doing so. Travellers in Thailand are required to carry their ID and have their temperature checked. On 27 April, the emergency decree was extended until 31 May. It was previously due to end on 30 April. Under the emergency decree, entertainment venues, malls and markets in Bangkok are closed. Supermarkets, restaurants with takeaway options and pharmacies will remain open. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has also announced the closure of sport arenas, public playgrounds, theatres, museums, libraries as well as meeting and banquet rooms in hotels as well as public and private nurseries. Similar measures may be taken in the rest of the country. Entertainment venues are closed in Chiang Mai until further notice. The State Railway of Thailand will suspend its train services connecting Bangkok and the North, Northeast and South until further notice. The annual public Holiday of Songkran has been postponed and schools are closed nationwide. Provincial governors have been given the authority to close public gathering venues and entertainment areas.

    Koh Samui district (Surat Thani Province) has banned entry to travellers who do not have a health certificate. The authorities have announced that restrictions in most parts of Phuket will be lifted from 1 May. Five areas including Patong, Cherng Talay, Koh Kaew, Rassada and Chao Fa Garden Village, will remain under quarantine. Trat Airport (Trat Province) is closed. Samui Airport (Surat Thani Province) and Sukhothai Airport (Sukhothai Province) are closed. Pattaya city (Chon Buri Province) is under lockdown. Non-residents are barred from entry. Chiang Rai Province has been placed under partial lockdown. Only four motorway routes will remain open for motorists in and out of the province during this period. Travellers landing in Buri Ram, Krabi, Nakhon Phanom, Phitsanulok, and Trang airports will be quarantined for 14 days.

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    15.05.2020
  • Thailand International inbound flights to Thailand are suspended until 31 May.
    Thailand has allowed domestic air travel to resume, with Nok Air, AirAsia, Thai Lion Air and Thai Vietjet Air returning to the air last Friday 1 May. he flights were operated between 14 airports and Bangkok’s Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi. The 14 airports are in Lampang, Mae Sot (Tak), Phitsanulok, Buri Ram, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Roi Et, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Krabi. (TTG Asia, 06.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Other international inbound flights to Thailand are suspended until 31 May. This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled. Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and will be transported by an allocated vehicle to a government-designated facility upon arrival. Returning citizens and residents who are not coming from “high-risk areas”, such as countries with ongoing local transmission of COVID-19, and stay outside of the capital Bangkok or surrounding provinces, can request self-quarantine at their residences by presenting a negative test result for COVID-19. Foreigners are banned from entering Thailand until 31 May. Diplomats and members of international organisations and their families, and foreigners with valid work permits in Thailand, and some other categories of people are still able to enter as long as they obtain a fit-to-fly certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival. Diplomats must have a certificate of entry approved by Thai government agencies (eg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs). A State of Emergency is in place until 31 May. The decree will give the government more powers to impose restrictions. Measures may include curfew, banning of mass gatherings and allowing deployment of military forces for enforcement.
    Returning citizens are required to provide a medical certificate stating their health is fit for flying (“Fit to Fly” Health Certificate) and a letter certifying their return to Thailand issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consular Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the travellers could not present the documents mentioned above, they will be denied from boarding the flight. Members of a diplomatic mission, cabin crew or essential goods transport workers are also required to produce the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate (in English or the official language of the country of departure), issued within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. Additionally, a certificate of entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required from members of a diplomatic mission. All incoming travellers will be screened at their port of entry. All travellers and crew members must present a completed T.8 health questionnaire and submit the required information in the AOT Airport of Thailand mobile application to the Health Control Office upon arrival. This document includes personal information and residence while in Thailand. The Interior Ministry has ordered for a maximum of one land checkpoint to be opened per border province. Only Chiang Rai will be exempted, as it borders both Myanmar and Laos. Checkpoints with Malaysia have already closed given the lockdown in Malaysia. The first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Task has been closed until further notice. The border linking Kanchanaburi and Myanmar is closed. Ban Khao Din in Sa Kaeo linking Thailand to Cambodia is closed. Automatic renewal of visas will be granted for foreign nationals whose visa has expired after 26 March. This extension will be until 31 July, for all visa types. Those whose visa expired before 26 March must still apply for renewal at immigration offices.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights will gradually resume on 1 May. A daily curfew is in place nationwide from 22.00 to 04.00. Essential services are exempted from this restriction. Under an emergency decree, over 357 checkpoints have been set up across the country to check local and international travellers for symptoms. Whilst interprovincial travel is still allowed, the measure aims to discourage people from doing so. Travellers in Thailand are required to carry their ID and have their temperature checked. On 27 April, the emergency decree was extended until 31 May. It was previously due to end on 30 April.
    Under the emergency decree, entertainment venues, malls and markets in Bangkok are closed. Supermarkets, restaurants with takeaway options and pharmacies will remain open. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has also announced the closure of sport arenas, public playgrounds, theatres, museums, libraries as well as meeting and banquet rooms in hotels as well as public and private nurseries. Similar measures may be taken in the rest of the country. Entertainment venues are closed in Chiang Mai until further notice. The State Railway of Thailand will suspend its train services connecting Bangkok and the North, Northeast and South until further notice. The annual public Holiday of Songkran has been postponed and schools are closed nationwide. Provincial governors have been given the authority to close public gathering venues and entertainment areas. Koh Samui district (Surat Thani Province) has banned entry to travellers who do not have a health certificate. The authorities have announced that restrictions in most parts of Phuket will be lifted from 1 May. Five areas including Patong, Cherng Talay, Koh Kaew, Rassada and Chao Fa Garden Village, will remain under quarantine. Trat Airport (Trat Province) is closed. Samui Airport (Surat Thani Province) and Sukhothai Airport (Sukhothai Province) are closed. Pattaya city (Chon Buri Province) is under lockdown. Non-residents are barred from entry. Chiang Rai Province has been placed under partial lockdown. Only four motorway routes will remain open for motorists in and out of the province during this period. Travellers landing in Buri Ram, Krabi, Nakhon Phanom, Phitsanulok, and Trang airports will be quarantined for 14 days.

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    10.05.2020
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