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Thailand Airport Restrictions: Lockdown continues in Thailand with flight movements confined to tech-stops, cargo, repatriation, medevac, and official missions until June 30. Here are the specific airport restrictions for Phuket, Don Muang, U-Tapao, and Samui.

Phuket VTSP/KHT

Phuket Airport is closed to inbound flights until June 30 with the following exemptions:

  • Ambulance flights
  • State / military flights
  • Technical landings (direct turnaround only with no disembarkation)
  • Humanitarian and relief flights
  • Repatriation flights
  • Cargo flights

Don Muang VTBD/DMK

Airport slot requests are being considered on a case-by-case basis until further notice. The approval process may take up to 7 days.

U-Tapao VTBU/UTP

  • Crew must fill out the T8 form and present it to the Immigration officer on arrival
  • All aircraft shall undergo deep cleaning and disinfection on arrival. An ‘Aircraft Cleaning and Disinfection’ certificate will then be issued by an accredited provider. This certificate is to be presented to the Health Authority
  • Crew must fill out the ‘Form for Accepting to Follow the Regulations’ for stays of over 24 hours and download the AOT Airports mobile application and enter the required information
  • Crew must remain at their hotel until their departure

Airport Parking

  • Operators shall strictly comply with the slot time approved by the authority
  • Any request for airport slot extensions must be submitted to the airport slot board with 24 hours’ notice and be accompanied by a letter stating the reason for the extension and any evidence that could help justify it
  • The airport slot board reserves the right to ban operators from the airport if they fail to comply
  • Aircraft in violation will be moved to an unmonitored remote area and the operator will be responsible for any damage that may occur

Samui VTSM/USM

The airport will be partially closed until June 30 with the following exemptions:

  • Ambulance/Medical flights
  • Ferry non-scheduled flight with a domestic origin for pick-up only. Scheduled ground time cannot exceed 60 minutes. Crew shall remain on board. Passengers not traveling to their country of nationality shall present a certificate of residence of their destination country.
  • If passengers are traveling to VTBD or VTBS to connect with a scheduled flight, the airline flight number shall be stated on the application for a landing permit.

For travel restrictions for Thailand and other countries in Asia, see our blog:

For support with your flight operations to Thailand, contact UAS

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