Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok. Photo credit Benoit Mortgat on flickr
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is one of the busiest hub airports in Asia, at least it was pre-pandemic, and from today transit flights will be able to resume through the airport.
Travellers will not be allowed to leave the airport during their transit, which will be limited to 12 hours and restricted to a specific area of the airport terminal.
Spokesman for the Thai Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Taweesilp Visanuyothin, has confirmed that passengers would need to show fit-to-fly and Covid-free certificate and health insurance documents but would not need to undertake Covid tests at the airport. Transitting passengers would not be able to visit shops in the terminal and would be required to wear face masks and comply with social distancing and hand sanitisation measures.
Yacht Quarantine Proposed
Dr Taweesilp also said that a yacht quarantine was being considered to reduce the time sailors would need to quarantine.
Currently sailors need to stay onboard their boat for 14 days before facing a further 14 days quarantine on land once they disembark. Proposals had come from yacht owners and yacht service providers that the 14 day quarantine can be served on board their boat.
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