The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced on Wednesday that from December 31 it is prohibiting airlines from serving food and drinks to passengers on board planes flying domestic routes, except in emergency cases or if need be, in a bid to curb the spread of Covid.
The announcement, signed by acting director Saran Benjanirat, stipulated that “if necessary, the airline operator can provide food or drink in a separated area to passengers who need it, away from other passengers as much as possible”.
CAAT also prohibited the distribution of newspapers, magazines or any pamphlets to passengers on flights, except those related to safety, in order to reduce touching surfaces that could spread the virus.
“Airlines will need to strictly adhere to other Covid-19 preventive measures announced by government agencies,” the announcement added.
The order will remain in effect until further notice.