Kunming-Bangkok flight third relaunched flight from China Eastern

PHOTO: China Eastern flights have been launched from Kunming to Bangkok. (via Wikimedia)

China Eastern Yunnan Airlines launched its third flight route between China and Thailand and the Tourism Authority of Thailand just put out a welcome announcement. The flight will bring Chinese tourists from the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming to Bangkok.

Kunming is the capital of the Yunnan province and the TAT’s local Kunming made the announcement today welcoming the new route, though the inaugural flight landed at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport on December 2. The first flight departed from Changshui Kunming International Airport with 40 travellers from Yunnan, Henan, Ningxia, Shandong, and Sichuan provinces.

The Kunming TAT reported that the 40 passengers on the first flight were a mixture of business travellers, students, and people who had relatives in Thailand that they were travelling to visit.

Though China maintains strict lockdown measures and limits on its citizens travelling internationally, the country is Thailand’s most courted tourism demographic and as such, it was included in the list of 63 countries where fully vaccinated travellers can enter Thailand without a quarantine. Chinese travellers can come to Thailand using the Test & Go program that just requires tourists to book 1 night in an SHA+ approved hotel while waiting for an RT-PCR Covid-19 test to come back negative.

The TAT reminded that Thailand is now open for more people around the world, even outside of the 63 approved nations and even those who are not yet vaccinated. The Living in the Blue Zone Sandbox plan allows fully vaccinated travellers to enter popular tourist areas with a one-week soft quarantine in the Sandbox area. And for those unvaccinated, Thailand offers the Happy Quarantine scheme that requires 10 to 14 day quarantine before allowing people to travel.

Due to Omicron though, Thailand has restricted all travel from 8 countries in southern Africa so far.

SOURCE: TAT Newsroom

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Neill Fronde

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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