(27 July 2021)
Bangkok Airways has confirmed that it will resume
international flights between Samui (USM) and Singapore (SIN).
The airline will operate the service with Airbus
A319 aircraft, starting with thrice weekly flights on Mondays,
Thursdays and Sundays, from 1 August 2021.
Flight PG961 is scheduled to depart from Samui at
15:05 and land at Changi Airport in Singapore at 18:00.
Flight PG962 is timed to depart Changi at 19:30 to
arrive back on Koh Samui at 20:35.
Passengers entering Thailand are required to
follow guidelines issued by the Centre for COVID19 Situation
Administration (CCSA) directive No. 7/2564 on 24 June B.E. 2564
(2021) which requires that each passenger entering the country
must possess: a Certificate of Entry (COE), medical certificate
with a RT-PCR laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 was not
detected no more than 72 hours before traveling, a vaccine
certificate or proof of vaccination.
Additionally all passengers must undergo required
RT-PCR COVID19 tests during their stay in Thailand and follow the
rules for people entering Thailand under the Samui Plus initiative.
Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, president of
Bangkok Airways said, “The airline and Samui airport strictly
implement surveillance measures to prevent the spread of COVID19.
At Samui airport, we have put in place health and safety measures
and social distancing practice in compliance with the regulations
by the Ministry of Public Health and the Civil Aviation Authority
of Thailand to ensure highest level of safety for all passengers
and staff. The measures include passengers and staff screening,
health and body temperature checks, passengers and staff are
required to wear protective masks at all times. Moreover, airport
disinfectant cleaning is set to be done on an hourly basis in
common service areas and high-traffic areas such as check-in
counters, food & beverage kiosks, baggage store, and wheelchairs
and office spaces.”
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