Russian air carriers reacted promptly to the “covid barriers” raised by Thailand. Aeroflot introduced urgent changes on flights to Thailand and notified tourists about them.
Recall that from Monday, January 9, travel restrictions will partially return. More precisely, as stated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), tourists will be required to show evidence that they received at least two vaccines. The measure is still declared as temporary, until January 31. Read more at this link.
The official statement of the carrier says literally the following. As part of measures to control the spread of COVID-19, from January 9, 2023, the Kingdom of Thailand has updated the rules for the entry of foreign citizens into the country. All tourists over the age of 18 must have one of the following documents (translated into English without fail) upon arrival in Thailand:
- Certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 of any of the vaccines approved by WHO and the Thai Ministry of Public Health (approved vaccines include Sputnik V and Sputnik Light). A minimum of 14 days must have elapsed since full vaccination.
- Certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19, received at least 180 days before departure.
- Certificate confirming medical contraindications for vaccination against COVID-19.
When At the same time, representatives of the carrier emphasized that this measure is also relevant for tourists who depart on Sunday, January 8 and arrive on January 9, when the new measures will only begin to operate. According to Aeroflot, tourists are also given the opportunity to choose another direction of transportation with an additional payment of the fare difference, change the date of departure for free to any other during the validity period of the ticket, or make an involuntary refund of the ticket.
We add that another carrier , flying to Thailand, Azur Air, citing the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, presented a possible alternative – according to its data, it will be enough for tourists to pass a PCR test upon arrival. However, other market players have not yet confirmed this information.
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