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Check-in counters at Bangkok airport now used for Covid-19 vaccine screening




Photo via Facebook/Suvarnabhumi Airport

Following the drastic slowdown of air travel due to the pandemic, empty check-in counters at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport are now being used to service those registering for a Covid-19 vaccine including frontline workers, Airports of Thailand employees, and staff at the airport.

On the airport’s fourth floor for departures, 42 of the check-in desks are now run by local healthcare workers and are being used as screening points where people register for the vaccination and have their temperature and blood pressure checked. They are then given an appointment card.

An operations manager at the airport says that facilitating the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine will help build confidence among passengers. Thailand recently shortened the mandatory quarantine period for those entering Thailand from overseas to 7 days for vaccinated travellers and 10 days for travellers who are coming from countries that have not reported a mutated strain of the virus.

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says the Thai government aims to administer 300,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine each day to fully vaccinate 50 million people in Thailand by the end of the year.

SOURCE: Thai Visa


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    Look a squirrel

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    See everything is returning to Normal just on schedule. The “outbreak” is 99% a media spectacle

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    They might as well. There are nor many flying from this airport now.

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    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    SO, anyone who now enters the country, or exits the country(which is encouraging people to return to) has to transfer/transit/exit from the first point of entry to the country THROUGH A BUILDING THAT IS ACTIVELY BEING USED TO TEST IF people in the general community ARE INFECTED OR NOT?.
    This sounds 100% logical in Thailand but nowhere else surely??????????
    and they wonder why the country is NOT flooded by tourists?

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    David Mann

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:03 am

    The report says the plan is to FULLY vaccinate (2 jabs per person) 50 million people by the end of the year, by administering 300,000 jabs a day. However 50million people require 100 million doses. If you divide that by 300,000 that’s 333 days, or approximately 11 months. As it’s already nearly the end of April, then it won’t be until the end of March 2022 before 50 million are fully vaccinated. And that assumes the 300,000 a day starts immediately. Ummm….

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    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Why people must register at Airport? Thai don’t use Internet or at least phone?

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