More Thai airports open for special international flights

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has opened up more airports for special international flights as of today. Now Krabi, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Chiang Rai, Hua Hin, Surat Thani and Hat Yai have been given permission to handle international flights which are repatriating foreign nationals, or Thai citizens coming home. Scheduled, commercial flights in and out of overseas destinations, remain banned after the aviation authority extended the ban until the end of May.

Even though some limited domestic flights started again last Friday, most of Thailand’s airports, except Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-Tapao in Rayong, remain closed to international flights.

The airports are now permitted to operate these special international flights from 7am to 7pm, which are the same hours for the limited domestic services that restarted last Friday.

Phuket Airport remains shut to commercial aviation until May 15 but has permission for overseas repatriation flights.

Anyone arriving in to Thailand from overseas will be subject to health checks and 14 days of state quarantine. State or military aircraft, emergency landings, humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights, repatriation flights and cargo flights are still allowed to land in Thailand.

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