Prescribing the conditions for permitting aircraft to enter the Kingdom of Thailand.

Due to the Outbreak of the Communicable Disease Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), a ban on international flights is in effect until the end of July. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand issued a Notification on 2 July 2020 B.E. 2563 (2020) prescribing the conditions for permitting aircraft to enter the Kingdom of Thailand from foreign countries.

Aircraft carrying persons shall be banned from arriving at any airport in Thailand unless it falls with any of the following categories:

        (1) State or military aircraft;

        (2) Emergency landing flights;

        (3) Technical landing flights without disembarkation;

        (4) Humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights;

        (5) Repatriation flights;

        (6) Cargo flights; and

        (7) Passenger flights carrying the persons permitted to enter Thailand as prescribed under the law.

Any persons permitted to enter must comply with the conditions, time limits and rules of the Government for the prevention of the spread of disease.

Persons permitted to enter Thailand by aircraft include (not an exhaustive list):

        (1) Non-Thai nationals who are a spouse, parents, or children of a Thai National;

        (2) Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of permanent residency in Thailand,  or permission to take up residence in Thailand; and

        (3) Non-Thai nationals who have a work permit or have been granted permission from Government agencies to work in Thailand, including their spouse or children.

Prior to departure for Thailand persons shall comply with Disease Prevention Measures for the Persons Entering the Kingdom of Thailand as follows:  

        (1) Avoid risk areas or communities for at least 14 days.

        (2) Must acquire the following documents before travelling to Thailand:

             - Certificate of Entry (COE) (contact the Thai Embassy or the Thai Consulate in the country of departure to request a certificate);

             - Medical certificate confirming that the traveller is fit to travel (Fit to Fly Health Certificate/Fit to Travel Health Certificate);

             - Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected by RT-PCR, with a duration not exceeding 72 hours before travel; and

             - Insurance policy that covers the cost of health care and medical treatment in cases of Covid-19 disease or any other collateral throughout the duration of the                  stay in Thailand. Cover must be at least 100,000US dollars.

        (3) Screen for respiratory symptoms and measure traveler's fever at the international screening point of departure.

When permitted persons arrive in Thailand, they must proceed to be quarantined and must comply with the order of the communicable disease control officer at the place specified for a period of not less than 14 days during which time there must be no detection of Covid-19 by RT-PCR.


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