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TAT launches Entry Thailand platform

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has unveiled “Entry Thailand”, an online platform to facilitate vaccinated international visitors to Thailand.

The e-service, which is available at entrythailand.go.th/journey/1, is an integrated effort among 11 agencies including the Tourism and Sports Ministry, the Public Health Ministry and the Interior Ministry.

It is the first step-by-step service that covers all the procedures required by the government for Thais and foreigners who want to fly to Thailand.+

Step one in the process is to register for a Certificate of Entry (COE). The website will link to an online form by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after clicking on the registration button.

Step two is to book a flight and the website also shows a list of available flights.

Step three is to book a quarantine accommodation and again the website has a list of alternative state quarantine, alternative local quarantine and alternative hospital quarantine facilities.

Step four is to purchase and submit proof of Covid-19 health insurance.

Step five is to check COE status and prepare additional documents before travelling.

The last step is to download the “Thailand Plus” app and register. The app is available on both the Apple Store and Google Play store at thailandplus.in.th/en/download.

For more details, email [email protected].

AIRLINES UPDATE

Bangkok Airways has announced that it will halt and postpone some domestic services due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

From now until Oct 30, direct flights between Phuket and Hat Yai are suspended. In addition, flights from Bangkok to Sukhothai and Trat will stop during the whole month of May.

The airline will also temporarily close its ticket offices in Hat Yai, Sukhothai and Trat provinces because there will be no service next month.

In addition, the airline will also postpone its daily direct flights between Bangkok and Mae Sot until Oct 17.

Passengers can rebook their tickets without any change fees.

Visit bangkokair.com or contact its Call Centre at 1771.

– Thai Smile Airways has reduced single-use plastic products onboard.

It has replaced plastic bags and cups with paper bags and sugarcane cups for hot drinks. Its food packages have also been changed to biodegradable boxes.

Meanwhile, the airline has also introduced a live chat feature to help address problems for passengers via its website on thaismileair.com.

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