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Phuket International Airport reopens from 16th May

by on May 15, 2020
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has announced that Phuket International Airport is allowed to resume operation from 00.01 Hrs. of 13th June 2020.

Phuket International Airport resumes operations from 16th May, after it was closed on 10th April, 2020. Originally due to reopen on 30th April, the closure was extended due to reported infections still occurring in the province.
The re-opening of the airport is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), initially only for domestic passenger flights. The approval is in response to the Phuket Governor backed by the approval from the local communicable disease control committee due to Phuket’s effectiveness on surveillance, prevention and control of the spread of COVID-19.
During the closure, the airport The CAAT approved exceptions for landings of state or military aircraft, as well as
  • emergency landings
  • technical landing without passenger disembarkation
  • humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights
  • repatriation flights
  • cargo aircraft

Phuket International Airport: to note

Passengers entering Phuket are required to complete a medical form for tracking purposes.

  • The Airport follows the operating hours for other airports that resumed domestic flights from 1st May.
  • Suvarnabhumi International Airport:
    • Thai Vietjet Air has been operating normal service since 1st May
  • Samui Airport:
    • resumes daily operations on 15th May, with Bangkok Airways services.
  • Don Mueang International Airport:
    • Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Air resumed domestic operations on 1 May. Nok Air has operated as normal over the past month.
  • Chiang Mai International Airport:
    • Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, Thai Vietjet Air and Nok Air resumed domestic operations from 1st May.
  • Mae Fah Luang – Chiang Rai International Airport:
    • Thai AirAsia, Thai Vietjet Air and Nok Air resumed domestic operations from 1st May.
  • Hat Yai International Airport:
    • Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, and Nok Air resumed domestic operations from 1st May, 2020.

For a review of Phuket International Airport, click HERE

Airports of Thailand guidelines for passengers

Before boarding the aircraft:

  • All airport users are screened and will have temperature checks.
    • If the temperature is over 37.3 degrees Celsius, entry will be denied
  • Wear a face mask
    • Passengers are required to wear face masks.
  • Social distancing:
    • Passengers must keep a distance of at least one metre from others
    • follow the airport signs.
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