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New civil aviation rules require Covid-19 medical certificate before buying ticket

By The Nation

 

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Following China's decision to ban Thai Lion Air from flying the Bangkok-Guangzhou route and Thai AirAsia from flying Bangkok-Tianjin, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has ordered the implementation of new regulations for international flights.

 

The CAAT has said all passengers must have a medical certificate before booking the ticket.

 

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Wednesday said it was banning Thai AirAsia X and Thai Lion Air flights on those routes from July 20 to 27 as a punishment for bringing Covid-19 patients into the country.

 

The news of a possible second Covid-19 wave has affected international flights in the country, while CAAT director Chula Sukmanop announced that the authority had to adjust its regulations.

 

The amended regulations stipulate that Thai flights, or flights that land in the Kingdom for any purpose, cannot allow passengers to leave the plane, and all of them must be certified as Covid-19-free before they buy the tickets.

 

The tightening of regulations was aimed at preventing Thai flights and chartered flights that land in Thailand from spreading the new coronavirus. If they are found to have carried Covid-19 patients, they will be immediately blacklisted.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30391490

 

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Is this regulation only for INCOMING flights or for both incoming and outgoing ones?

 

Laos has a policy that requires a covid 19 certificate for all outgoing individuals, whether Lao or of foreign nationality, and irrespective of the method of travel (by air or land).

 

Just seeking some clarification.

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Going to make it harder than hell for anyone to fly internationally transiting Thailand from the sounds of the article.....

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So if book a flight for six months time I have to prove I’m covid free now?
 

I hope I’ve misunderstood this. If not this is the most moronic thing I’ve heard so far... 

 

What a joke.

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CAAT obviously not working hand in hand with TAT. How can even travel bubbles work if people have to have 2 covid19 tests, a doctor certificate signed by the overseas Thai Embassy, quarantine, a covid19 test on arrival, US$100,000 health insurance and probably two weeks of Government Quarantine before they can even start their holiday. Most Asian countries only allow their employees two weeks holiday a year. 

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1 hour ago, HerbyJFlash said:

So if book a flight for six months time I have to prove I’m covid free now?
 

I hope I’ve misunderstood this. If not this is the most moronic thing I’ve heard so far... 

 

What a joke.

or for that matter even 5/10/15/20 days in advance, better to say before boarding and must be within 2 days

 

although just like Thailand everything can be bought including med certs

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I notice they still haven't clarified if any new passengers boarded the two aircraft (bound for China) in Thailand - a very critical factor in all this

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4 minutes ago, smedly said:

I notice they still haven't clarified if any new passengers boarded the two aircraft (bound for China) in Thailand - a very critical factor in all this

hhh

    
https://www.thansettakij.com/content/business/442086  15 Jul 2020via Googlen  translate:

 

With passengers coming with Thai AirAsia X XJ808 flights in the Don Mueang-Tianjin route 5 people were infected with Covid, while the passengers on Thai Lion Air Flight SL117 on the Bangkok-Guangzhou route on 7 July 2020 were infected with 6 people.
 

Following this, it was found that the services of both airlines are charter flights. That fly to carry passengers Which is Chinese From Kuala Lumpur And Jakarta returned to his domicile

However, both of the above routes Originated from Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta But since both of the above mentioned cities Does not have the right to fly into Tianjin and Guangzhou of China, causing to fly into Bangkok to use the rights that both airlines have Continue flying to China. Under the new flight code starting from Thailand to China Which passengers did not leave the plane to Bangkok or change to a new plane in any way But only on the plane And not receiving passengers from Thailand in any way, it is assumed that all 11 people are infected from the country of origin

 

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32 minutes ago, SkyFax said:

And not receiving passengers from Thailand in any way, it is assumed that all 11 people are infected from the country of origin

China needs to confirm this

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Wednesday said it was banning Thai AirAsia X and Thai Lion Air flights on those routes from July 20 to 27 as a punishment for bringing Covid-19 patients into the country.

China trying to play the victim. Not a good look.

 

Perhaps it should read "... as a punishment for bringing Covid-19 patients back into the country.

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They should just say no one is allowed to fly to Thailand until further notice.  

 

 

All these knee jerk requirements are making it impossible to even keep up.

 

 

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2 hours ago, brewsterbudgen said:

I thought one needed a confirmed flight booking to get a COE?

Yes, thats what i understand.

So if this is true you now need a test before you book, then one to get the COE, then another one before you fly.

Absolute nonsense. Two prove nothing for when you get the flight.

Got no brains.

It should simply be the test before flight. No pass test, no fly.

Why all the extra useless tests?

You still have the back up of quarantine here -  if they decide to implement it adequately and equal on everybody here.

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10 hours ago, JusticeGB said:

CAAT obviously not working hand in hand with TAT. How can even travel bubbles work if people have to have 2 covid19 tests, a doctor certificate signed by the overseas Thai Embassy, quarantine, a covid19 test on arrival, US$100,000 health insurance and probably two weeks of Government Quarantine before they can even start their holiday. Most Asian countries only allow their employees two weeks holiday a year. 

tourism is dead.

only super riches will travel. no one are going to accept such BS nonsense. time to go off-grid and become self-sufficient.

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5 hours ago, jojothai said:

Yes, thats what i understand.

So if this is true you now need a test before you book, then one to get the COE, then another one before you fly.

Absolute nonsense. Two prove nothing for when you get the flight.

Got no brains.

It should simply be the test before flight. No pass test, no fly.

Why all the extra useless tests?

You still have the back up of quarantine here -  if they decide to implement it adequately and equal on everybody here.

money, money and money. people should boycott everything for at least 1 year and let's see the crooks desperated.

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The difference between sanity and insanity.

 

Greece, a country with a similar number of reported cases like Thailand, does the following, and we here in Europe are moaning already and think it's too much hassle and expensive:

 

Covid test 72 hours before entering.

Random screening decided by the computer based on the QR code issued and the risk profile of the traveller.

 

The ones selected by the computer are being taken a swab on the spot, the others proceed to pick up the luggage.

 

Whoever got swabbed is advised to practice social distancing for 24 hours while awaiting for the result.

 

No quarantine, no interdiction to leave the hotel, nothing.

 

If it comes out positive, they start looking for yoi, if not you carry on with your vacation.

 

Sounds reasonable, right?

 

Some of my aquaintances think...ah...family of 4....we will pay around 300 euro more for these PCR tests (75 euro per head). Better just not travel at all.

 

Thailand is delusional, seriously.

 

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Why don't they just take a giant shovel, dig a huge hole in the ground and collectively bury whatever pitiful remnants left of the airline industry and be done with it... 

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If they are found to have carried Covid-19 patients, they will be immediately blacklisted.

Which is pretty much impossible to guarantee.  Point, shoot, aim. 

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12 hours ago, smedly said:
12 hours ago, SkyFax said:

And not receiving passengers from Thailand in any way, it is assumed that all 11 people are infected from the country of origin

China needs to confirm this

Thai Immigration/departure would know if any passengers exited Thailand and then departed on the Tianjin or Guangzhuo flights after boarding at DMK.

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13 hours ago, 86Tiger said:

They should just say no one is allowed to fly to Thailand until further notice.  

 

 

All these knee jerk requirements are making it impossible to even keep up.

 

 

Exactly. 

 

It's like a horse with two broken legs. Time for a bullet to put it out of its misery. 

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13 hours ago, RickBradford said:

China trying to play the victim. Not a good look.

 

Perhaps it should read "... as a punishment for bringing Covid-19 patients back into the country.

If you haven't noticed China ALWAYS plays the victim. It's what they do. Like a child. Absolutely pitiful and 100% transparent for all but the brainwashed.

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16 hours ago, HerbyJFlash said:

So if book a flight for six months time I have to prove I’m covid free now?
 

I hope I’ve misunderstood this. If not this is the most moronic thing I’ve heard so far... 

 

What a joke.

Exactly, the authorities here just never think things through as to how impractical their requirements are in practice. When they bring in Insurance for everybody I will be more irritated by the need to align dates than the cost.

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Airbus and Boeing must be in the process of protecting their core expertise before going into a total freeze of their civilian aircraft operations. There will be a glut of second hand aircraft for next 5 years.

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Quote The amended regulations stipulate that Thai flights, or flights that land in the Kingdom for any purpose, cannot allow passengers to leave the plane, EndQuote

 

So if you may not leave the plane, what is the point of buying the ticket to Thailand.   And as to the effect on the tourist industry, I'm not going down that route.

 

Suspect that there is either a reporting or translation error here.

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58 minutes ago, mokwit said:

Exactly, the authorities here just never think things through as to how impractical their requirements are in practice. When they bring in Insurance for everybody I will be more irritated by the need to align dates than the cost.

You need a maximum 3-day old certificate to get into the country now, so perhaps the cheapy flights to Thailand will be dependent upon of how full the plane is when you do get to book. 

 

And who is responsible to check you have the certificate when you do book.   Bit difficult if you book on-line, as most do.

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17 hours ago, HerbyJFlash said:

So if book a flight for six months time I have to prove I’m covid free now?
 

I hope I’ve misunderstood this. If not this is the most moronic thing I’ve heard so far... 

 

What a joke.

Another view is buying a ticket say from Sydney to Bkk and return to Sydney, buying the ticket on the AIrAsia website.

 

Do I need to send AirAsia a Covid 19 negative report before I can confirm/pay for the ticket? 

 

And for the return journey (booked as a return journey) does this change mean I have to send AirAsia a Covid 19 negative report 7 days before I board in Bkk for the return journey?

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39 minutes ago, MrMo said:

 

 

And who is responsible to check you have the certificate when you do book.   Bit difficult if you book on-line, as most do.

Exactly. How could they have not thought about that part? Each new policy supercedes the preceeding ones for being the dumbest thing ever put forward. 

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