Thailand to open skies to ten foreign airlines while first group of Chinese tourists arrives on Tuesday

The Ministry of Transport said on Tuesday that it would allow ten foreign airlines to gradually launch regular flights to Thailand as the pandemic situation has improved but all passengers must follow the guidelines made by the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

The flights are considered semi-commercial and all incoming passengers must go through the mandatory quarantine measures (ASQ) for at least 14 days. The airlines are as follows:

1. Emirates Airlines EK 384 (daily).

2. Qatar Airways QR 830 and QR 836 (daily).

3. Etihad Airways EY406 (daily).

4. Cathay Pacific Airways CX 653 (four flights per week starting from October 7).

5. Singapore Airlines SQ 976 (three flights per week starting from October 16).

6. Lufthansa Airlines LH772 (three flights per week starting from October 16).

7. Swiss International Airlines LX 180 (three flights per week starting from October 17).

8. Austrian Airlines flight OS 025 (three flights per week starting from October 17).

9. EVA Air BR 211 (two flights per week starting from October 25).

10. KLM Airlines (starting from October 25).

For domestic airlines, there is currently no updates on opening routes to neighbouring countries.

The first foreign tourist group

On Tuesday, a group of 41 Chinese tourists from Shanghai will arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport at 5 p.m. under the Special Tourist Visa (STV), Yuthasak Supasorn, the Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said.

There will also be another 100 STV tourists from Guangzhou to arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport on October 26.

“Upon arriving, all foreigners have to spend 14 days in Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) before traveling in the country with the use of the tracker application,” he added.

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