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Thailand’s Koh Samui Reopens to Vaccinated International Travelers Aviation Feature, Aviation News

Thailand’s Koh Samui Reopens to Vaccinated International Travelers 1

Travelers must travel from an approved country, and they must have been in that country for no fewer than 21 consecutive days.Adult arrivals must be fully vaccinated by an approved COVID-19 vaccine no fewer than 14 days before travel date.Arrival is via Bangkok’s International Airport Suvarnabhumi and transfer to direct Bangkok Airways terminal for direct flight to Koh Samui via sealed transit route.  

Koh Samui – Thailand’s second largest island and its neighboring islands Koh Phangan and Koh Tao – has opened to vaccinated international travelers without quarantine in the new SAMUI+ tourism scheme intended to kick-start the islands’ tourism industry which has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Samui+ model represents months of planning and close cooperation between the key tourism bodies of Thailand, the TAT [Thailand Association of Tourism], THA [Thailand Hotels Association], TAKS [Tourism Association of Koh Samui], government and private sector, whose representatives attended last night’s launch ceremony at the Banana FanSea Resort on Samui’s famous Chaweng Beach.     

SAMUI+ Plus model – At a glance, how it works for vaccinated international visitors: 
Travelers must travel from an approved country, and they must have been in that country for no fewer than 21 consecutive days.A Certificate of Entry (COE).A negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before travel date.Adult arrivals must be fully vaccinated by an approved COVID-19 vaccine no fewer than 14 days before travel date.Travelers under 18 do not require proof of vaccination, but must travel with fully vaccinated parents or guardians and show negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test.Insurance policy covering COVID-19 expenses of at least $100,000.Arrival is via Bangkok’s International Airport Suvarnabhumi and transfer to direct Bangkok Airways terminal for direct flight to Koh Samui via sealed transit route.  Must stay exclusively at an ALQ approved hotel for the first 7 nights of their stay.May stay at an SHA+ Plus approved hotel or private villa  in Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao for the next 7 nights of their stay Koh Samui. All airline and hotel bookings must be pre-booked and pre-paid and include payment for the mandatory 3 x RT-PCR COVID-19 tests.   Must download and install alert applications.

China’s Alibaba Group investing millions in Thailand – signs 4 MOUs Aviation Feature, Aviation News

China’s Alibaba Group investing millions in Thailand – signs 4 MOUs 3

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Thailand takes a giant leap closer to becoming ASEAN’s premiere aviation hub Aviation Feature, Aviation News

Thailand takes a giant leap closer to becoming ASEAN’s premiere aviation hub 4

This article is provided by our syndication partner eTurboNews. To read this article on eTurboNews  click on the headline below: Thailand takes a giant leap closer to becoming ASEAN’s premiere aviation hub   A recently approved $45 billion investment in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is set to solidify the country’s position as ASEAN’s regional

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Thai Airways had a full year of financial losses Aviation Feature, Aviation News

This article is provided by our syndication partner eTurboNews. To read this article on eTurboNews  click on the headline below: Thai Airways had a full year of financial losses   THAI reported a disappointing loss despite increased passenger numbers, load factors and new fleet purchases, reducing the average fleet age. The National airline also introduced

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