CAAT issued a strong announcement Airport – Airline Strictly inspect passengers Temperature higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius – incomplete documents, do not board the plane, effective Nov 1 onwards
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On October 29, 2021, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand issue an announcement Guidelines for airport operators and air operators on domestic routes During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Epidemic Situation (No. 8)
As a state of emergency has been declared in all local areas throughout the Kingdom From March 26, 2020, and later the period of enforcement of the emergency declaration has been extended to the present. and has been issued under Article 9 of the Royal Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. ) came into force continuously to establish guidelines for the enforcement of integrated control measures. In managing and preparing for the prevention of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak,
In order to carry out preventive surveillance measures in accordance with the requirements and orders that are currently in force. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has therefore issued an announcement prescribing guidelines as follows:
Article 1 cancel
(1) Notification of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand Re: Guidelines for Airport Operators and Air Operators on Domestic Air Routes During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Outbreak Situation (No. 5) Announced on 29 Aug. B.E. 2021
(2) Notification of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand Re: Guidelines for Airport Operators and Air Operators on Domestic Air Routes during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Outbreak Situation (Edition No. 6) Announced on 29 September B.E. 2021
(3) Notification of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand Re: Guidelines for Airport Operators and Air Operators on Domestic Air Routes during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Outbreak Situation (Edition No. 7) Announced on 18 October B.E. 2021
Article 2 This announcement applies only to domestic flights operated by passengers (Passenger Flight), excluding flights of personal aircraft.
Article 3 Air operators are prohibited from carrying passengers out of the most restrictive and restrictive areas. (dark red area) unless it is a passenger flight that is necessary The passenger must comply with the criteria set forth in the travel conditions of the destination province. with documents that have been vaccinated against the specified criteria, such as documents showing results of testing for COVID-19 by RT-PCR or Antigen Test Kit (ATK) or documents certifying that they have been infected for no more than 90 days or a document certifying that the person has passed the quarantine according to the measures prescribed by the government, etc.
Article 4 to the airport operator and air operator serving passengers during this time Do the following
(1) For the highest and strict control area (Dark red area) from the situational area classification according to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Administration’s Order, which is exempt from the list of tourism pilot areas. Attached to the Order of the Center for Situation Administration of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Administration, air operators can operate flights without any time limit. This is consistent with other types of public transport services that operate in accordance with the same requirements and practices.
(2) There shall be a number of passengers according to the capacity of the aircraft used to fly that flight. and let the air operator consider the proper seating arrangement in the cabin. in accordance with the measures prescribed by the Ministry of Public Health. which will help to prevent and control disease
(3) have the air operator publicize the passengers about the entry/exit measures of the destination province including notifying the need to travel through the website https://covid-19.in.th/ before traveling
(4) have the air operator strictly inspect the important documents of passengers in accordance with the disease prevention measures of the destination province. In the case of traveling outside the pilot province of tourism (Sandbox) to other provinces within the Kingdom If checked, it is found that it is a passenger entering the Kingdom under the tourism pilot province area project. Check evidence of residence in the pilot province for tourism in accordance with the measures before leaving the Kingdom. If the document is incorrect or incomplete Passengers may be denied travel by entry and exit conditions. and disease control measures in each province You can check from the official website of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Ministry of Interior (M.O.C.T.) at https://www.moicovid.com/
(5) During the flight operations have the air operator monitor and prevent passengers from eating and drinking except in case of emergency or necessity The crew may consider providing the passenger with drinking water. This is to be done in an area as far away from other passengers as possible.
(6) to have the airport operator arrange a system for the flow of passengers (Passenger Flow) and baggage claim. including facilitating the public health agencies in the area in order to be able to work effectively in accordance with the measures of the destination province
Article 5 Require airport operators and air operators to ensure that frontline personnel serving passengers are fully vaccinated, and should have weekly screenings for COVID-19 in accordance with the Covid Free Setting.
Article 6 before entering the aircraft area Let the airport operator perform a rigorous screening of persons entering the airport. It must be checked for wearing a mask or cloth mask and checking body temperature (Body Temperature Screening) with an infrared thermometer that does not have to touch the body of the person being measured (Non-contact Infrared Thermometer). that do not wear a mask or cloth mask or having a temperature higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius or having respiratory symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath to refuse to enter the airport area is strictly prohibited
Article 7 The airport operator shall control the operation according to the standards prescribed by the Ministry of Public Health, such as measures to maintain distance. Providing adequate hand washing alcohol Clean and disinfect areas and equipment. regularly especially the bathroom area and require service users to strictly comply with public health measures If not comply Airport operators can have passengers leave the airport area.
Article 8 To allow airport operators and air operators who arrange shuttle buses between the terminals and the aircraft (Shuttle bus) to carry passengers according to the standard capacity of that vehicle. Avoid contact with each other. Clean frequently touched surfaces and devices. both before and after the service
Article 9 Air operators are required to keep passenger information for at least 30 days in order to identify potential high-risk passengers. including information for use in contact and to deliver the information when requested by the public health agency.
Article 10 Let the airport operators monitor and take care of various merchant operators. In the aircraft area, strictly follow the measures of the Coronavirus Disease Epidemic Situation Administration Center 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC) strictly.
Article 11 In the event of flight cancellations and flight combinations Let the air operator notify and take proper care of passengers. According to the Notification of the Ministry of Transport Re: Protection of Rights of Passengers Using Thai Airlines on Domestic Regular Routes B.E. 2553
Article 12 Have the airport operator and air operator notify passengers in case of confirmed cases or high-risk contacts. to refrain from traveling Failure to do so may result in penalties. The Communicable Disease Act, B.E. 2558
Article 13 Let the airport operators and air operators increase the strictness of monitoring and supervising the people who use the service to comply with the measures in accordance with the regulations of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand. On the Guidelines for Passenger Service for Domestic Routes during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Outbreak, B.E. 2021 Announced on April 9, 2021
This will be effective from November 1, 2021, until the situation is over or there are any further announcements.
Announced on 29 October B.E. 2021
(Mr. Suthipong Kongpool)
Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand