Semi-Commercial Flights to Thailand / November 2020

[Updated as of 4 Nov 2020] Regarding flights to Thailand, the normal commercial passenger flights into Thailand have been suspended until further notice. Nevertheless, the Thai Government organizes repatriation flights to Thailand on a regular basis and also started to allow the semi-commercial flights.

Semi-Commercial Flights to Thailand

Starting from October 2020, a larger number of airlines started operating semi-commercial flights to Thailand for Thai and non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter Thailand. You can find the update list of semi-commercial flights entitled to transporting passengers entering Thailand below:

1. Emirates (EK384 DBX-BKK / Daily)

2. Etihad (EY406 AUH-BKK / Daily)

3. Qatar (QR830 and QR836 DOH-BKK / Daily)

4. Austrian Airlines (OS025 VIE-BKK / 3 flights per week)

5. SWISS (LX180 ZRH-BKK / 3 flights per week)

6. Lufthansa (LH772 FRA-BKK/ 3 flights per week)

7. KLM (AMS-BKK)

8. Air France (CDG-BKK: start date to be confirmed)

9. Singapore Airlines (SQ976 SIN-BKK / 3 flights per week)

10. EVA Air (BR211 TPE-BKK / 2 flights per week)

11. Cathay Pacific (CX653 HKG-BKK / 4 flights per week)

12. THAI Airways (TG923 FRA-BKK/ 1 flight per week)

If you wish to travel to Thailand on one of the above-mentioned flights, you need to contact the airlines directly to see if they can accommodate you. There should be more airlines adding the flights to Thailand later, so check the airline websites for the most up to date information.

At the moment, all flights listed above by the embassy are landing in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). You should also consider the need to travel from your current location in Thailand to Bangkok in order to catch an approved international flight.

Flights to Phuket

From 2 November 2020, there are also 2 airlines ready to operate international flights to Phuket. Emirates Airlines claimed in a Facebook post marking the landing, “Today we became the first international airline to touch down in Phuket since its re-opening for international travel… Our special flight to Phuket signals the re-start of tourism in the popular island destination since Thailand re-opened its borders for international travellers.” However, there were no passengers on the flight.

You can find more information about these flights here: Thailand Resumes Direct International Flights to Phuket

Passengers arriving at Phuket International Airport should book a place to be quarantined in one of Phuket Alternative Local State Quarantine (ALQ) Hotels.

Flight Tickets to Thailand

You should check for flight tickets and book them well in advance as you need to prepare all supporting documents before your departure date.

Certificate of Entry (COE)

Those permitted to enter Thailand must obtain the Certificate of Entry (COE) from Thai Embassy before departure. The applicants must contact the local Thai Embassy or Consulate in their country.

Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ)

Passengers arriving to Thailand by semi-commercial flights landing in Thailand capital must spend a 14-day quarantine at the selected Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotel in Bangkok at their own expense.

More information about the quarantine process, including the list of the approved ASQ hotels, can be found at Alternative State Quarantine Hotels.

Flight Options in Thailand in November 2020

Domestic commercial flights – Yes

International commercial flights into Thailand – No

International commercial flights departing Thailand – Yes, but limited


You can find the update list of semi-commercial flights here: Semi-Commercial Flights to Thailand