The ban on international commercial flights will remain while the Covid-19 pandemic situation remains critical in many countries, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said.
Thailand allows no ordinary tourists entry at the moment, while no travel bubble programmes with other countries have been implemented yet.
It is an “indefinite ban”, said CAAT director Chula Sukmanop and the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) would monitor the global situation before deciding when the flights could resume.
As of now, no commercial airlines may operate flights into and out of Thailand, and only a limited number of foreign businesspeople may enter the country for business purposes.
These people, along with Thai nationals looking to return to the country on repatriation flights, had booked to come to Thailand, said Mr Chula.
Thailand also requires foreigners seeking medical treatment in Thailand under a special entry programme to stay at a contracted hospital for at least 14 days to ensure they don’t bring in and spread the virus.
500 passengers per day
Thai authorities limit the maximum number of incoming…