Covid-19 Updates: For transit passengers repatriating through Thailand to the third country
In view of the control of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand and to accommodate the needs of foreign nationals who wants to repatriate to their homeland by transiting via Thailand, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has issued an announcement, dated 24 March 2020, granting facilitation to the repatriation of foreign nationals transiting through Thailand, the gist is as follows:
- A temporary exemption taking effect immediately and will be applicable until 31 March 2020, 23.59 hrs. Thailand local time so foreign transit passengers will no longer be required to present: (1) Health Certificate with the laboratory test result certifying the passenger has no evidence of being effected by COVID-19 and (2) Health insurance coverage of 100,000 USD
- This temporary exemption is applicable to foreign transit passenger travelling to third countries, with a transit time in Thailand not more than 24 hours, and who would be designated a waiting area.
- The foreign transit passengers are still required to present a “Fit to Fly” certificate when they enter into Thailand during their transit travel.