Semi-Commercial Flights to Thailand / October 2020

[Updated as of 8 Oct 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.

Latest Update! Semi-commercial flight Schedule to Thailand 2021 can be found here: Semi-Commercial Flights to Thailand 

Semi-Commercial Flights to Thailand / October 2020

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 list of semi-commercial flights entitled to transporting passengers entering Thailand below:

1. Emirates (EK384 DBX-BKK / Daily: starts from 1 September 2020)

2. Etihad (EY406 AUH-BKK / Daily: starts from 5 October 2020)

3. Qatar (QR830 and QR836 DOH-BKK / Daily: starts from 1 October 2020)

4. Austrian Airlines (OS025 VIE-BKK / 3 flights per week: starts from 18 October 2020)

5. SWISS (LX180 ZRH-BKK / 3 flights per week: starts from 18 October 2020)

6. Lufthansa (LH772 FRA-BKK/ 3 flights per week: starts from 17 October 2020)

7. KLM (AMS-BKK: start date to be confirmed)

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

9. THAI Airways (routes and start date to be confirmed)

10. Singapore Airlines (SQ976 SIN-BKK / 3 flights per week: starts from 16 October 2020)

11. EVA Air (BR211 TPE-BKK / 2 flights per week: starts from 25 October 2020)

12. Cathay Pacific (CX653 HKG-BKK / 4 flights per week: starts from 7 October 2020)

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 are landing in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). There are still no international flights arriving to Phuket International Airport (HKT) or Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). You should also consider the need to travel from your current location in Thailand to Bangkok in order to catch an international flight.

Tickets to Thailand

You should check for 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 must spend 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 ASQ hotels, can be found at Alternative State Quarantine Hotels.

Flight Options in Thailand in October 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 for November here: Semi-Commercial Flights to Thailand / November 2020