Koh Samui flights to resume

Koh Samui to flights resume

Bangkok Airways is preparing to resume twice daily flights between Bangkok and Koh Samui starting May 15. New health and safety measures demand that all passengers bring their own protective mask and wear it at all times during the flight and in the airport.

Samui airport, which also reopens on the same day, has put in place measures which include screening of both passengers and staff, health and body temperature checks,

Social distancing will be observed at check in, boarding and baggage claim. There will also be seat distancing on board. The website doesn’t state explicitly but this presumably means there will be vacant seats next to each passenger. All crew members will be wearing masks and gloves but there will be no in-flight food or drinks served and personal food and drink is not allowed either.

Interestingly the requirement for 14 days quarantine on arrival in Samui is still in place which puts the kibosh on stir crazy Bangkok residents heading down for a long weekend. All travellers must also produce a certificate, which was issued by a state hospital within 72 hours of the departure date, stating they are virus free.

The airline plans to revive more domestic routes from June 1 though these are still subject to government approval.

Photo: Bangkok Airways

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