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All flights out of Bangkok to be cancelled

PHUKET: All domestic flights serving passengers travelling into and out of Bangkok and other areas designated ‘dark red’ COVID high-risk zones will be banned from Wednesday (July 21) following an order by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT.)

By The Phuket News

Monday 19 July 2021, 12:30PM

The Phuket branch of Airports of Thailand (AOT Phuket), which operates Phuket International Airport, announced the ban this morning (July 19). The CAAT order was issued yesterday (July 18).

The announcement by the CAAT explained, “The CAAT has issued a ban on airlines from transporting passengers into or out of the dark red areas from the 21st of July.”

The dark red zones were named in the order as the provinces Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Chonburi, Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao, Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Songkhla.

The CAAT noted that the ban will remain in effect for 14 days as a “preliminary measure”, but also noted that the order will remain in effect until further notice, or “until the situation returns to normal”.

All airlines were ordered to take action to assist any passengers affected by the flight ban, including flight cancellations and reschuled flights.

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Any flights still being operated by domestic airlines were ordered to ensure that flights did not exceed 50% passenger capacity. However, the order noted that passengers travelling together may sit together.

All other COVID-prevention measures already in effect are to be enforced, such as all staff and passengers are to wear face masks at all times during the journey and that passengers do not exhibit any signs of infection and have the required documents to travel where necessary.

All passengers are to be screened for elevated body temperature and checked for any signs of infection before being allowed to leave any airport, the order also noted.

“The Civil Aviation Authority will closely monitor the measures to bring Thai aviation back to normal as soon as possible,” the order concluded.

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Espanol | 21 July 2021 - 15:35:33

With no domestic flights and no buses, how do they expect that "sandbox" tourists continue their travel to Thailand? Many of them whent to Phuet as a first stage before continuing travel to Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin or wherever

highrider | 20 July 2021 - 22:34:15

@Christy, drive back to Malaysia in September? Are you joking? The border slammed shut on March 18, 2020 by Malaysia and is highly unlikely to reopen this year. In fact, it's very likely it still won't be 1 year from now. 

keithB | 20 July 2021 - 12:10:30

Phuket Sandbox now broken
I arrived in the Phuket sandbox so I could travel on to Bangkok after 14 days. I have done everything to stick to my side of this agreement . Now it has been broken by the CAAT and my whole reason for travelling has gone overnight and I can do nothing about it, just mark it down to experience and try to reduce the money lost!!!!!

Kurt | 19 July 2021 - 14:10:41

"Until the situation returns to normal". That will take a loooong time. International passengers for Phuket should avoid BKK transits, take a international flight direct to Phuket if possible. Avoid a part of all this constant flip-flopping.

Christy Sweet | 19 July 2021 - 13:18:50

  Good grief, will I be even able to drive back to Malaysia in  mid September? I can see it now  10, 000 on tests alone-what a  scam.  Jaysus I knew Tw*tl*nd would screw this up but no idea how bad it would be. 


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