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UPDATE: Incoming flight ban extended again after emergency decree announcement

by Tanyaluck Poupeé
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UPDATE Incoming flight ban extended again after emergency decree announcement

Following the Thai Government’s announcement that it will extend the emergency decree until the end of May, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has also extended its incoming flight ban until the end of next month.

The flight ban had initially been extended for an additional 15 days until May 15th.

However, shortly after the government announced that it would be extending the state of emergency, the CAAT released a statement that incoming international flights would be banned for the same period of time.

The flight ban will mean any foreigners who are waiting to come to Thailand must now wait until at least June before they can enter the country.

This includes those who are on long-term visas such as those married to Thai citizens or people who hold a work permit.

There are some exceptions to the ban including repatriation flights for Thai citizens, military flights, emergency landings, cargo flights, and others in similar categories.

There is yet to be any announcement made regarding whether domestic flights will still be allowed to resume as planned on May 1st.

Source: CAAT