PERMISSION TO FLY
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced the lifting of the ban on international flights under some conditions, effective today.
1 The following aircraft can fly over, fly into or out of, and take off from or land at international airports in the kingdom when permission is given by the CAAT.
(1) State or military aircraft
(2) Emergency landing flights
(3) Technical landing flights without disembarkation
(4) Humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights
(5) Repatriation flights
(6) Cargo flights
2 Permission for passenger aircraft will be given by the CAAT to fly over, fly into or out of, and take off or land at international airports in the kingdom only if the passengers or persons on board are in one of the following categories
(1) Thai nationals
(2) Persons with exemption or persons being considered, permitted or invited by the prime minister, or the person in charge of resolving state of emergency issues to enter the kingdom as necessary. Such consideration, permission or invitation may be subject to specified conditions and time limits.
(3) Non-Thai nationals who are spouses, parents, or children of Thai nationals
(4) Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of residence, or permission to take up residence in the kingdom
(5) Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid work permit or are allowed to work in the kingdom, including their spouse or children
(6) Carriers of necessary goods, subject to immediate return after completion
(7) Crew members who are required to travel into the kingdom on a mission, and have a specified date and time for return
(8) Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational institutions approved by Thai authorities, including their parents or guardians
(9) Non-Thai nationals who are in need of medical treatment in Thailand, and their attendants. However, this shall not include medical treatment for Covid-19
(10) Members of diplomatic and consular missions, members of international organisations, government representatives, foreign government agencies working in Thailand, or individuals in other international agencies as permitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including their spouses, parents, or children.
(11) Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter the kingdom under special arrangements with foreign countries.
3 Aircraft and passengers or persons entering the kingdom under No.2 must comply with the conditions, time limits and rules of the authorised persons under the Thai immigration law, communicable diseases law, air navigation law, and the emergency decree in force, to prevent the disease and regulate the number of persons entering Thailand in line with officials' screening capability, and the arrangement of quarantine facilities