- August 13, 2020
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- Category: Daily News
- The ban on international commercial flights will remain in force while the Covid-19 pandemic situation remains critical in many countries, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said on 12 Aug 20.
- It is an indefinite ban, said CAAT director Chula Sukmanop and the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) would monitor the global situation before deciding when the flights could resume.
- Mr Chula said the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) had told the government that a large number of foreigners intended coming to Thailand on business, so officials were checking if there were enough state quarantine (ASQ) facilities available.
- More private accommodation providers were applying to become ASQ-certified, he said, restating that those arriving would have to pay their quarantine expenses themselves.
- They would also be required to notify Thai officials in advance where they would be staying while in the country and complete the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.
- The maximum number of incoming passengers is limited to 500 per day in line with Covid-19 precautionary measures.
- No ordinary tourists are allowed entry at the moment, while no travel bubble programmes with other countries are agreed just yet, said Mr Chula.
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